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Our Obituaries

Merlin Messenger

June 23, 1935 - November 20, 2017

Merlin Dawain Messenger was born on June 23, 1935, near Woodbine, Iowa to Ralph and Hazel (Sindt) Messenger. He attended country school and Woodbine High School graduating with the class of 1953. Merlin worked for Bell Telephone Company in Norfolk, Nebraska, and returned to Woodbine to farm and work for area farmers. Merlin proudly served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957 and four years in the...
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Ilene Feige

November 15, 2017

Mary Ilene Robinson Feige was born on June 11, 1943, in Logan, Iowa to Glenn and Gertrude (Shepard) Robinson. She attended Woodbine Community Schools and graduated in 1961. Her first job, while still in high school, was cleaning at the Heft Funeral Home. After graduation from Commercial Extension College, Omaha, Nebraska, Ilene held various secretarial and receptionist jobs in Omaha, including at...
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Rita Seda

November 13, 2017

Rita W. Seda was born February 24, 1935, to Charles and Winifred (Ashford) Harper in England. She was raised in the Leiston, England area. Rita met Bob Seda while he was serving in the Air Force and stationed in England. The two were married on October 25, 1952. The couple returned to the states and farmed outside of Dunlap. Rita worked at the Something Special Craft Shop in Dunlap and at the...
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Russ Kurth

November 7, 2017

Russell Gene Kurth was born January 17, 1954, to Paul and Rose Mary (Sherlock) Kurth in LeMars, Iowa. He was raised in LeMars and graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in 1972. He then graduated from Iowa State University in 1977 with a degree in animal science. He worked as a SCS trainee in May 1975 in LeMars. From 1977-1979 he worked in Logan as a soil conservationist. Russ married Peggy...
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Josh Lewis

October 11, 2007 - November 2, 2017

Joshua Thomas Lewis was born October 11, 2007, to Rodney & Candice (McDowell) Lewis in Omaha, Nebraska. The family lived in Carroll, Council Bluffs, Pisgah, and most recently Panama, Iowa. Since Josh was two he was a student at the Iowa School for the Deaf until last year when he started attending Lo-Ma School in Logan, Iowa. Josh was diagnosed with a rare genetic defect at an early age and...
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Bill Harris

October 28, 2017

William Richard Harris was born July 7, 1930, to Lyman and Blanche (Mefferd) Harris in Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised on a farm south of Woodbine and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1948. During school he worked at Siebels Store and carried papers. After graduation he became a carpenter for CF DeLance. During the Korean War Bill proudly served in the United States Army. Bill, Don Clark, and...
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Ronald Little

October 14, 2017

Ronald Eugene Little was born September 21, 1943, to Lavern and Pearl (Atwell) Little in Blencoe, Iowa. Ron grew up in Blencoe and attended school there. Ron then held various jobs including being a welder at NASA in Florida. Ron married Cheryl Melby on November 14, 1965, at the Soldier Lutheran Church. Ron sold cars for a number of car dealerships, including Baxter's and Bob Anderson Ford in...
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Dick Randall

October 3, 2017

Richard "Dick" Eaton Randall was born on August 11, 1923, in Marshalltown, Iowa. He was the oldest son of James Luther and Leola (Silence) Randall. He was raised on the farm and graduated from Ferguson High School in 1939 at the age of 16. Dick honorably served his country, becoming a bombardier and celestial navigator during WWII. He also served during the Korean War and then stayed in the Air...
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Ed Gunia

September 27, 2017

Edward Louis Gunia, Jr. was born August 28, 1937, to Edward and Albina (Zuchniak) Gunia, Sr. in Omaha, Nebraska. Ed was proud to be an SOB (South Omaha Boy). He attended school and graduated from South High School. Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and served in Germany and Rome. On June 7, 1958, Ed married Bonnie Retz at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Ed and Bonnie...
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Michael Calder

September 26, 2017

Michael D Calder was on born May 4, 1935, to Noral D and Marion (Peterson) Calder in Ravenna, Nebraska. Michael was raised near Geneva, Nebraska, attended school, and graduated from high school in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1953. He then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and graduated with a business degree and worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Michael married Donna Fleming and the...
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Norine Mahlberg

August 16, 1930 - September 25, 2017

Norine Lou (Walton) Mahlberg was born August 16, 1930, to Chester and Margaret (Hicks) Walton in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised by her mother in her grandparents' home, William and Ella Hicks. Norine attended public school in Dunlap where she was active in band, baton, and basketball. She graduated from Dunlap High School with the class of 1947. On October 25, 1948, Norine was united in marriage to...
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Randy Wingrove

November 24, 1960 - September 25, 2017

Randy Robert Wingrove was born November 24, 1960, to William and Carolyn (Mulligan) Wingrove in Denison, Iowa. He was raised in Dow City and attended school there graduating in 1978. After his graduation Randy worked at the Dubuque Packing Plant and then Farmland. He was in an accident in 2000 and became disabled. Randy enjoyed all kids. He was known for getting the kids all riled up. In...
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Ellie Murphy

May 19, 1934 - September 24, 2017

Ellie Ruth (Arthur) Murphy was born May 19, 1934, to Ambrose and Ida Mae (Jarrett) Arthur in Flintstone, Georgia. Ellie's parents died before she was 11 years old so her brother, Charlie, raised her. Charlie served over 30 years in the U.S. Army. While they were stationed in Fort Mammoth, New Jersey, Ellie met Gene Murphy. One week after Ellie's 18th birthday, the couple married. Following Gene's...
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John Kahre

September 19, 2017

John Dean Kahre was born December 27, 1941, to John and Annabelle (Boyd) Kahre in Council Bluffs, Iowa. John was raised in Logan, Iowa and graduated from Logan High School in 1959. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from January 15, 1960 to January 14, 1964. After his honorable discharge, John returned to Logan and went to work for Peter Kiewit. Later on he went to work for Fisher...
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Ed Handke

September 18, 2017

Edward Walter Handke was born March 30, 1935, to Walter and Martha (Roggatz) Handke in Dunlap, Iowa. Ed attended school in the Dunlap area. He enjoyed his career of farming in the Dunlap and Ute, Iowa areas. When Ed wasn't farming, he enjoyed tractors, friends, country music, and dancing. Ed married Joyce Jambrosic on January 20, 1991, in Missouri. She died on February 16, 2007. Ed struggled with...
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Eula Blankenship

September 16, 2017

Eula Vendetta (Adamson) Blankenship was born January 8, 1914, near Panama, Iowa to William G. and Eva Rae (Smith) Adamson. The family moved closer to Woodbine and she attended Douglas Hill, Sunny Glenn, Meadowbrook and Pleasant Valley Schools before entering Woodbine High School and graduating in 1931. Eula stayed at home following graduation to help her mother with the housework and feeding the...
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Suzuko "Suzie" Thomas

September 11, 2017

Suzuko "Suzie" (Matvso) Thomas was born January 10, 1933, to Toshiro and Yoshi (Nakavro) Matvso in Nagasaki City, Japan. She was raised in Nagasaki City and attended public school until she was 15 and later attended night school for three years. Suzie worked for the local post office when she meet Russell Thomas and later married him in December of 1958. The couple moved to the United States in...
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Ruth Ann Casperson

September 11, 2017

Ruth Ann (Kirk) Casperson was born March 21, 1923, to Carol and Hazel (Judd) Kirk in Dow City, Iowa. She attended school in Omaha, Nebraska until the age of seven. The family then returned to the family farm west of Dunlap, Iowa. Ruth Ann then attended school in Dunlap and graduated with honors in 1941. She was in the Glee Club and enjoyed music while in high school. After her graduation Ruth Ann...
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Dwaine Hack

May 17, 1926 - August 30, 2017

Earl Dwaine Hack was born May 17, 1926, to Perry and Juliette (Baldwin) Hack in Dunlap, Iowa. Dwaine attended Kellogg Country School for eight years and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1943. Dwaine worked for Ryde and Company and the Karl Worrell Movie Theater. In July of 1945 he started working as a bookkeeper at the Dunlap Savings Bank under Glen Millard. He then bought his first car in...
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Murlyn Ronk

November 30, 1916 - August 20, 2017

Murlyn Sylvester Ronk was born on November 30, 1916, to Glen and Adella (Pokett) Ronk near Hartington, Nebraska. The family moved to Woodbine in 1920 and then to Dunlap in 1928. Murlyn remained in the Dunlap area his entire life. Murlyn married Lillian Probasco on June 3, 1941. They began their married life on a rented farm east of Woodbine. In 1945 they purchased their own farm southeast of...
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Eula Jeane Roberts

August 15, 2017

Eula Jeane (Rannells) Roberts was born April 8, 1927, to James Arthur and Leeta F. (Calhoon) Rannells near Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised near Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School. After graduation Eula Jeane worked at the Martin Bomber Plant in Omaha, Nebraska. On January 21, 1949, Eula Jeane married Frank Roberts at the Methodist parsonage in Dunlap. The couple farmed their entire lives....
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Wally Brummer

February 9, 1947 - August 4, 2017

Walter Edward Brummer lived his life with faith, hard work, compassion, love of family, and good times. His midwife grandmother, Magdalina (Schaben) Feser delivered Wally into this world at her home in Defiance, Iowa on February 9, 1947, to Edward & Mary (Feser) Brummer. Wally grew up on a farm in rural Dow City, Iowa. He excelled in sports and FFA as a young man. He beamed when talking about...
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Jim Boustead

August 22, 1930 - August 4, 2017

James Kenneth Boustead was born August 22, 1930, to Harry H. and Banie Marie (O'Banion) Boustead in Woodbine, Iowa. He attended country school and Woodbine High School graduating in 1948. Jim began working at the Harrison County REC trimming trees. He enlisted in the US Army and after a physical, he was not accepted. He took care of his physical condition and was later drafted into the US...
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Bump Assmann

July 30, 2017

Bernard "Bump" Leonard Assmann was born March 24, 1934, in Dunlap, Iowa to Joseph and Deloris (Egan) Assmann. He was raised in the Dunlap area and attended St. Joseph Catholic School graduating in 1952. Bump worked for Union Pacific Railroad for three years. Bump proudly served his country in the United States Army. While in the service, Bump married Lorrene "Rene" Kloewer on June 22, 1957. After...
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Quentin Heistand

February 11, 1975 - July 28, 2017

Quentin David Heistand was born February 11, 1975, to David and Beth (Bremser) Heistand in Denison, Iowa. He was raised near Dow City and Dunlap and graduated from Boyer Valley High School in 1993. He enjoyed Little League Baseball and High School Golf. Quentin attended Iowa State University in Ames and Western Iowa Technical in Sioux City. He studied turf management. Quentin worked for his step...
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Alice Landon

September 17, 1931 - July 16, 2017

Alice Martha (Girton) Landon was born September 17, 1931, to Dean and Martha (Freymuller) Girton near Magnolia, Iowa. She attended Magnolia School and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1949. She went onto the Iowa State Teachers' College in Cedar Falls to receive her teaching degree. She taught in country schools near Honey Creek and Pisgah. Alice married Richard Landon on December 28,...
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Bertha Corwin

March 13, 1923 - July 13, 2017

Bertha Lucille (Shipman) Corwin was born March 13, 1923, to Guy and Louvenia (Rogers) Shipman in Woodbine, Iowa. She attended country school and Woodbine High School; graduating in 1941. After her graduation, Bertha enlisted in the armed forces and was stationed at Fort Kearney, Nebraska working on B17 bomber instrument panels. She enjoyed her time in the service and talked of her experiences...
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Gary Gorham

June 27, 1944 - July 11, 2017

Gary Edward Gorham was born June 27, 1944, to Kenneth and Lucille (Knutson) Gorham near Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and attended Clover Country School and Dunlap High School graduating in 1962. He then attended the University of Denver for two years and studied accounting. On October 17, 1964, Gary married Audrey Kline at St. John Lutheran Church in Dunlap. The couple moved to a dairy...
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Jerrold Foutch

December 24, 1937 - July 4, 2017

Jerrold Wayne Foutch was born December 24, 1937, to Wayne and Lois (Wharton) Foutch in Dunlap, Iowa. He was baptized in the Methodist Church, attended school at the Old Douglas Hill School east of Woodbine and then Woodbine High School graduating in 1955. Jerry attended Iowa State University and graduated in 1959 with a degree in Vocational Education and Farm Operation. Jerry returned to...
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Howard G. Johnson

July 10, 1918 - June 30, 2017

Howard George Johnson was born July 10, 1918, to William and Sophia (Jensen) Johnson in Weston, Iowa. Over the years Howard worked in farming, bulldozing, manufacturing, and tire refurbishing. He will be remembered for his singing, poetry, sense of humor and love of Jesus Christ. Howard met Phyllis Plath through singing, and he made her his wife on June 13, 1959, at the Zion Lutheran Church in...
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Leo Hull

February 15, 1978 - June 29, 2017

Leo Arnold Hull was born February 15, 1978, to Ronald and Suzan (Ludwig) Hull in Onawa, Iowa. He was raised near Moorhead and graduated from East Monona High School in 1996. Leo attended Iowa Western Community College and received his degree in diesel mechanics. He worked as a mechanic for Cummins and International in Omaha. In 2007 he started farming and moved to the home place in 2011. ...
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Gerald "Jerry" Petersen

March 25, 1933 - June 26, 2017

Gerald "Jerry" Charles Petersen, 84, of Boulder, Colorado died on Monday, June 26, 2017, at his home. Jerry was born March 25, 1933, to Lloyd and Lucille (Ferrell) Petersen in Logan, Iowa. Jerry attended several schools in Colorado and Iowa and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1951 as the salutatorian of his class. On July 1, 1951, Gerald married Beverly Brown in Magnolia. The couple moved...
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Linda (Losh) Pafford

June 24, 2017

Linda Dee (Losh) Pafford was born August 30, 1967, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She started her schooling in Council Bluffs and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1986. After her graduation, Linda moved to Omaha and worked as a CNA in Fremont, Nebraska. Linda was married and blessed with three children. Linda and Kirstin moved to Dunlap in 2012, and Linda worked at Walmart and Bomgaars in Denison. ...
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Audrey Kline

November 15, 1924 - June 22, 2017

Audrey Mary (Petersen) Kline was born November 15, 1924, to John and LuLu (Smith) Petersen in Manilla, Iowa. Audrey attended country school and Denison High School. After her high school graduation she attended summer school in Denson and received her teaching degree. Audrey taught in several country schools. She also worked as a waitress, detassled corn several summers, and cleaned houses. She...
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Marilyn Collins

June 19, 2017

Marilyn Lee (Michael) Collins was born on April 3, 1933, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Louis and Irene (Niles) Michael adopted her at the age of three months. She was raised in the Magnolia area and attended school at Windy Ridge Country School. She graduated from Magnolia High School in 1951. On August 16, 1952, Marilyn married Harlan Collins. The couple made their home in Mondamin, Iowa. Marilyn...
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Paul Churchill

February 22, 1928 - June 16, 2017

Paul Walter Churchill was born February 22, 1928, to George and Ida (Bintz) Churchill in Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised in Woodbine, attended school, and graduated from Woodbine High School. In 1945, Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He served as a military policeman and was stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge he returned to Woodbine to farm. On October 8, 1949,...
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Lois Morgan

June 15, 2017

Lois Marilyn Morgan (née Halverson) passed away the evening of Thursday, June 15, 2017. She was born December 28, 1928, in Decorah, IA, daughter of Grant Melvin Halverson and Helen Bernice Neumedahl Halverson. She wed James Joseph Morgan in 1947, and they had one daughter, Jody Ann. They lived in Woodbine IA, Naperville, IL, Crystal Lake, IL, and finally Liberty, MO. She is survived by her two...
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Ronald Sondag

June 20, 1939 - June 14, 2017

Ronald John Sondag was born June 20, 1939, to Peter Theodore and Hazel Jane (Smith) Sondag on a farm near Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised near Dunlap and attended school in Dunlap. Following high school Ronald worked at the Amour Packing Plant. He was then drafted into the United States Army. He served as a medic and was stationed in France. He then served in the Army Reserves. After his honorable ...
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Andy Arndt

June 13, 2017

Andrew (Andy) Kevin Arndt was born January 13, 1962, in Janesville, Wisconsin to Bonnie (Barthel) and Donald Arndt. He also lived in Madison and Phelps, Wisconsin before he and his father moved to Honey Creek, Iowa. He started his freshman year and then graduated from Missouri Valley High School, Missouri Valley, Iowa in 1980. Andy married Mary (Kuhlman) Bolton on July 27, 1995, in Las Vegas,...
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Ruth Heim

June 5, 2017

Hester Ruth Heim was born June 27, 1929, near Logan, Iowa to Robert P. and Hester (Campbell) Wilson. She attended Linwood Country School and Logan High School graduating in 1947. Ruth taught country school for a couple of years. On August 7, 1949, Ruth married Elmer D. Heim at the Methodist Church in Logan, Iowa. The couple farmed southeast of Logan. Ruth returned to teaching in 1962. She taught...
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Josephine Heaps

June 5, 2017

Thelma Josephine (Ambrose) Heaps was born on December 29, 1942, to Walter Joseph and Thelma Mae (Rief) Ambrose in Lawton, Oklahoma. When her father entered WWII the family lived with grandparents. Until she was 12 the family farmed near Woodbine then moved to a farm near Council Bluffs. Josephine graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1960. She then attended UNO and Iowa State...
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Mary Watkins

October 12, 1924 - May 30, 2017

Mary Marcedda (Summerfield) Watkins was on born October 12, 1924, at Moorhead, Iowa to William and Annie (Lovell) Summerfield. She was united in marriage to Darrell Dwight Watkins on August 13, 1942, at Woodbine Iowa. The couple farmed near Woodbine, Moorhead, Dow City and Arion. In 1960 they moved to Arion and built a home. Darrell worked as a salesman and Mary worked at a nursing home and...
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Denise Howard

February 27, 1953 - May 17, 2017

Denise Lanette Howard was born on February 27, 1953 in Pisgah, Iowa to Everette and Carolyn (Carrigan) Howard. In 1959, Denise became a resident of the Woodward State Hospital in Woodward, Iowa. During the time she was in Woodward she would spend almost six months at home with her family. In August of 1977, she returned to Davenport to live with her parents. She worked at a handicap developmental...
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John Klapp

August 21, 1945 - May 17, 2017

John Francis Klapp was born on August 21, 1945, in Hannibal, Missouri to Francis J. and Anna May (Huling) Klapp. He was raised in LaGrange, Illinois where he attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic School. In 1963, he graduated from St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Illinois as a National Merit Scholar. John received his bachelor's degree in biology from Loyola University, Evanston, Illinois in...
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Donna Archer

May 10, 2017

Donna Glee (Thiles) Archer was born August 11, 1929, to Edward and Cecil (Kohl) Thiles in Woodbine, Iowa. She was raised east of Woodbine and attended country school before graduating from Woodbine High School in 1948. On August 20, 1948, Donna married James Archer at Donna's family home. The couple lived southeast of Logan on the Archer farm. The couple moved to Missouri Valley in 1971. Donna...
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Wayne Jensen

May 10, 2017

Wayne Eugene Jensen was born on February 6, 1930, to Rayman and Wilma (Dunn) Jensen in the Hardscratch area near Logan, Iowa and attended country school. Wayne worked for the Seeley's Gas Station, drove a truck for Clark Quarry and also for one winter at the Omaha Livestock Yards. Wayne proudly served his country from 1951-1953 in the U.S. Army after being drafted during the Korean War serving as...
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Grace Plessinger

May 5, 2017

Grace Harvey Plessinger was born June 4, 1934 to Hubert and Emma (Beebee) Harvey in Logan, Iowa. She grew up riding horses and attended school in Logan. She graduated from Logan High School in 1952. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a teaching degree. She became a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority while attending college. After graduation she moved to San Francisco,...
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Richard Bowen

September 10, 1967 - May 3, 2017

Richard Edward Bowen was born on September 10, 1967, to Gary Richard and Carolyn Anne (Allerton) Bowen in Omaha, Nebraska. He was raised in Carter Lake, Iowa and attended school in Carson-Macedonia graduating in 1986. Rick then attended classes at UNO for one year before he joined the U.S. Air Force. He served as a security specialist at the Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. After his...
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Jim Hoffmann

May 2, 2017

James John Hoffmann was born June 18, 1944, to Alphonse and Lucille (Kuhl) Hoffmann in Harlan, Iowa. He was raised in Panama and attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Panama. Jim farmed most of his life. Jim married Jeanne Fitzpatrick on September 4, 1965, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. The couple lived in Earling until 1981 when they moved to their current farm near Dunlap. Jim...
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Edie Frazier

May 1, 2017

Edna "Edie" Beatrice (Malcom) Frazier was born June 12, 1956, to John and Beatrice (Keuter) Malcom in Kansas. The family moved around some and Edie graduated from MarVista High School in California. She then drove a semi for a while. Edie married Alan Jerome Frazier at Dick Wood's Barber shop in Council Bluffs. The couple lived in Arion, Iowa. Edie worked at Wal-Mart and Eventide. Alan died on...
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Greg Langenfeld

November 28, 1918 - April 22, 2017

Gregory Anthony Langenfeld was born November 28, 1918 in Shelby County, Iowa to parents George and Annie (Schmitz) Langenfeld. Greg graduated from Westphalia Catholic High School in 1936. He worked at a lumber camp in Minnesota and then for George Kaufman south of Westphalia. When his brothers were called to the service during WW II Greg farmed the home place and drove a truck. On September 9,...
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Glenda Benjamin

December 16, 1934 - April 22, 2017

Glenda Lee (Smith) Benjamin was born December 16, 1934, near Dow City, Iowa to Maxwell "Pink" and Leone (Coleman) Smith. Glenda grew up in Dow City and graduated from Dow City High School in 1953. She loved spending her summers during high school with Aunt Velora on Great Spirit Lake where she worked at the lodge, caught gar with her hands and enjoyed swimming. Glenda married Gaylin Sisson in...
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Wilma Clement

April 15, 2017

Wilma Irene Nelson was born in Willow Township, Monona County, Iowa, on February 2, 1914, to Asher Walton and Selma Marie (Rustin) Nelson. She was fourth of eight children. The family also farmed in Sac and Crawford counties mostly living near Dunlap. Wilma married Laurence Eldon Clement in Denison, Iowa, in 1931. Except for a short time in Lake View, they lived in Dunlap, Iowa, until they...
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Bill Hack

April 15, 2017

William Darrel Hack was born December 24, 1927, to Perry and Juliette (Baldwin) Hack in Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised in Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1944 at the age of 16. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan. After his honorable discharge, Bill moved to Logan. In August of 1948 Bill married Barbara Michael in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Bill worked for...
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Billy Lee Jordan

April 13, 2017

Billy Lee Jordan, 81, of Woodbine, Iowa went to be with the Lord on April 13, 2017. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family. After a long battle with heart problems, the heavens are rejoicing. Billy was born April 26, 1935, in Olathe, Kansas to Jesse and Muriel (Cox) Jordan. He graduated from high school in Redding, Iowa and then attended Northwest Missouri State in...
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Larry Andersen

August 10, 1941 - April 12, 2017

Larry Harold Andersen was born on August 10, 1941, in Englewood, California to Harold and Norma (Engel) Andersen. The family moved back to Iowa when Larry was a toddler. Larry attended country and public school and he graduated in 1959 from Woodbine High School. He then attended the University of Iowa graduating with degrees in Chemistry and Pharmacy. Larry proudly served his country in the U.S....
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Ilene Davidson

August 26, 1924 - April 11, 2017

Ilene Mae (Truitt) Schiltz Davidson was born August 26, 1924, in Farmington, Missouri to Cecil and Pearl (McNabb) Truitt. The family moved to Iowa in the 1930's and settled around the Dow City and Dunlap areas. In November of 1941, Ilene married Arthur Schiltz. The couple farmed and was blessed with four children: Norma, Kenneth, Alvin and Barbara. Arthur died in 1972. Ilene married Jack Davidson...
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Melvin Ronk

June 23, 1943 - April 9, 2017

Melvin Amos Ronk was born on June 23, 1943, to Murlyn and Lillian (Probasco) Ronk east of Woodbine, Iowa and raised near Woodbine. Melvin attended Crystal Rill Country School and graduated from Woodbine High School in 1961. Melvin worked at the Armour Packing Plant in Council Bluffs for a while. He worked at Tom Barry's Standard Gas Station in Woodbine and managed a gas station in Logan for a...
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Lyda Geise

August 2, 1938 - April 7, 2017

Lyda Mae (Van Horn) Geise was born on August 2, 1938, to Harry and Barbara Elizabeth "Liz" (Walder) Van Horn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lyda's dad died when she was two and her mother never remarried. Lyda was raised in Blaunox, Pennsylvania and graduated from Aspinwall High School. On August 31, 1957, Lyda married Fred Geise, Jr. The couple settled in the Logan area and farmed. Lyda was very...
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Roy Runyan

July 13, 1948 - March 22, 2017

Roy Vernon Runyan, Jr. was born on July 13, 1948, to Hildagard Martha (Melchers) and Roy Vernon Runyan, Sr. in Logan, Iowa. He was raised in the Logan area and attended country school near Logan. The family went to Germany to visit Hilda's family for a short year. They returned to Iowa and lived in Treynor and then Omaha, Nebraska. Roy started working with his father in the packing house in South...
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Brenda Steffens

March 8, 2017

Brenda Anne (Seufert) Steffens, the daughter of William Joseph and Marie Elizabeth (Keuter) Seufert was born September 24, 1960, in Creston, Iowa. She attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic School before attending Denison Community High School. Brenda left high school in September of her senior year to marry Jimmie David Steffens on October 7, 1979. She continued her studies and received her GED...
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Burton Moores

January 28, 1932 - March 8, 2017

Burton Dean Moores was born January 28, 1932, to Alma Edith (Browning) and E. R. "Dick" Moores on the family farm southeast of Woodbine. The family eventually moved into Woodbine, where Burton started school in the first grade. The family returned to the farm when Burton was in 7th grade, so he completed 7th and 8th grade at Meadow Brook Country School. Burton finished school and graduated with...
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Solomon "Jim" Cox

March 3, 1936 - March 5, 2017

Solomon James "Jim" Cox was born on March 3, 1936, to Versal and Ida (Wimer) Cox in Allen Township, Harrison County, Iowa. Jim was raised in the Pisgah area and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1954. After high school he joined the United States Air Force where he served  as a mechanic at duty stations in Texas, the Dakotas and Bermuda. He remembered this time in his life fondly. Jim...
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Carol Thompson

February 21, 2017

Carol LaVonne (McCord) Thompson was born December 25, 1933, to George and Vera (Hack) McCord in Galland's Grove near Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised on farms near Dunlap, attended country school until the 7th grade, and graduated from Dunlap High School. Carol married John (Jack) Thompson on September 9, 1953, at the Methodist Church in Dunlap. The couple made their home in Dunlap and also...
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Minnie Moores

February 13, 2017

I, Minnie Marie (Rudolph) Moores, was born August 11, 1925, in Lincoln Township north of Woodbine to Paul and Gladys (Shinn) Rudolph. I grew up southeast of Woodbine where I attended country school and graduated in 1942 from Woodbine High School. After graduating, I worked various jobs including housekeeping, at the Montgomery Ward Catalog Department, and the war plant in Council Bluffs until...
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Susan Breyer

April 6, 1952 - February 8, 2017

Susan Jean Breyer was born on April 6, 1952, in White Plains, New York to Chester Albert and Jean T. (Downs) Bauers. She grew up in Colorado and Nebraska graduating from Lincoln Northeast High School with the class of 1970. On October 25, 1970, Sue married Lonnie Breyer at St. John Catholic Church in Lincoln. The couple lived in Lincoln and Ashland, Nebraska, Gravois Mills, Missouri, Bay City,...
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Gerald "Jerry" Lewis

January 24, 2017

Gerald Nelson Lewis was born November 19, 1922, to James and Velma (Birks) Lewis near Dunlap, Iowa. He was raised near Woodbine, Iowa and attended country school and Woodbine High School. Jerry worked for farmers in the area and all the way to Minnesota. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served from January of 1942 to October of 1945. Jerry was a First Class...
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Robert Taylor

January 22, 2017

Robert Edward Taylor was born September 30, 1940, to Frank and Mary (Sheeder) Taylor in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was raised in the Guthrie Center area, attended country school Baker #2 and graduated from Guthrie Center High School in 1958. Bob married Patricia Corwin on December 15, 1973 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduation Bob worked for Vickers Hydraulics in Omaha, was a finish carpenter for...
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Gary Ellison

February 11, 1947 - January 20, 2017

Gary James Ellison was born February 11, 1947, in Woodbine, Iowa to Floyd and Vivian (Malone) Ellison. He grew up in the Woodbine area, attended country school and the Woodbine Public School. On April 21, 1964, Gary married Frankie Runyan in Rockport, Missouri. The couple lived in Woodbine where Gary trimmed trees and also had a garbage route. The couple then moved west of Dunlap where Gary...
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Maxine Griffith

January 18, 2017

Maxine Ardeth Griffith died peacefully at the age of 91 in Mesa, Arizona on January 18, 2017. She was the daughter of Delbert and Minnie Harris and was born December 3, 1925, in Moorhead, Iowa. Maxine was preceded by the death of her husband of 62 years, Amos (Jay) Lyle Griffith on May 11, 2005. She is survived by her children, Mary Leehy, Jane Stueve, Bill, Bob and Susan Simich; seven...
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Carl Deetz

January 14, 1927 - January 17, 2017

Carl Elmer Deetz was born January 14, 1927, to Elmer and Florence Deetz. Carl became a resident of the Dunlap Specialty Care Center on October 22, 1985, and a beloved member of the Dunlap community. He had an infectious smile and gentle personality that made life better when you were around him. Carl will be greatly missed. Carl died on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Dunlap Specialty Care...
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Carolyn Lewis

January 17, 2017

Carolyn Sue (Driggs) Lewis was born December 22, 1950, to Glenn and Elsie (Slover) Driggs in Logan, Iowa. She was raised in Woodbine and graduated from the Woodbine High School. Carolyn married Glen E. Lewis, Jr. on January 28, 1967, at the Presbyterian Church in Woodbine. The couple was never blessed with children, but they enjoyed living next door to Carolyn's parents and helping them. Carolyn...
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Rex Clement

January 16, 2017

Rex Eldon Clement was born January 21, 1934, in "Nelson Hollow" near Dunlap, Iowa to Laurence Eldon and Wilma Irene (Nelson) Clement. Rex grew up in Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1952. After living in California for several years he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division for three years. Rex was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Ord,...
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Barney Murphy

January 14, 2017

Bernard "Barney" Alan Murphy was born July 23, 1953, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the first of nine children, to Eugene and Ellie (Arthur) Murphy. He was raised in Nebraska and attended school in Ralston, Nebraska graduating in 1971. He then worked the graveyard shift at Skinner's Macaroni and during the day helped with the family cement business. Barney married Betty Jean Roberts on August 8, 1980....
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Bob Nauroth

January 13, 2017

Robert Joseph Nauroth was born July 1, 1927, in Dunlap, Iowa to William and Theresa Ann (Feser) Nauroth. He was raised near Dunlap and attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Dunlap. Bob joined the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. After his honorable discharge Bob worked for Burlington Northern Railroad. He moved to Chicago and worked in a service station and then...
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Donna Vandemark

January 11, 2017

Donna Fern (Christo) Vandemark was born July 8, 1942, to Donald and Ila (Peterson) Christo in Logan, Iowa. She was raised in Logan and attended the Logan school obtaining her GED. On September 10, 1958, Donna married Tommy Vandemark in Logan. The couple lived in Woodbine and then moved to Battle Creek and in 1965 they moved to Missouri Valley. In 1967 Donna completed her GED and started working...
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Sarah Nelson

January 9, 2017

Sarah (Stomp) Nelson was born March 11, 1932, to William and Agnes (Park) Stomp in Dunlap, Iowa. Sarah attended country school near Dunlap and in February of 1986, she received her GED. Sarah married Willis Nelson on December 18, 1950. She helped farm and worked at World Wide Packing Plant for five years. She also walked beans for 25 years. Sarah and Donnie Krajicek have been together since the...
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Linda (Black) Brady

January 8, 2017

Linda Jane (Black) Brady was born on June 21, 1964, to Dale and Marilyn (Leibold) Black in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She was raised in Woodbine and attended Woodbine High School. She worked at Info USA, Westel Marketing, and the Family Table in Denison. Linda lived in Omaha, Council Bluffs, and Utah before returning to Council Bluffs. Linda married Barry Brady on October 9, 1999, in Papillion,...
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Reid Clark

January 7, 2017

Reid Adam Clark was born November 30, 1980, to Rolly and Mary (Harris) Clark in Omaha, Nebraska. Reid was raised in Woodbine and attended Woodbine High School graduating with the class of 2000. Reid loved football and he served as the football manager while he was in high school. After his high school graduation, Reid started working at the Foodland Grocery Store in Woodbine. Reid was a...
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Carolyn Baxter

March 17, 1949 - January 6, 2017

Carolyn Jean (Wendt) Baxter was born March 17, 1949, to Melvin and Anna (Malone) Wendt in Denison, Iowa. Carolyn attended Charter Oak, Dow City, Denison and Woodbine Schools. Carolyn married Dennis Baxter on June 16, 1967, celebrating their 49th wedding anniversary this past summer. Carolyn worked at Rose Vista Nursing Home when they lived in Woodbine as a med-aide. She worked for the Villa...
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Richard Cue

April 16, 1940 - December 28, 2016

Richard Dale Cue was born on April 16, 1940, to Lester and Helen (Rule) Cue in Dow City, Iowa. He was raised in Dow City and graduated from Dow City High School in 1958. On February 26, 1961, Richard married Sharon DeMey at the Denison United Methodist Church. Richard worked for Crawford County for 43 years. He started in the engineering department and then transferred to the roads department...
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Gerry Gilbreath

April 21, 1934 - December 23, 2016

Geraldine Marie (Terrell) Gilbreath was born April 21, 1934, to Elmer and Mae (Price) Terrell in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Gerry graduated from the Dunlap High School. She worked as a waitress at Cronks in Denison while she was in high school. On December 13, 1951, Geraldine married Thomas Gilbreath in the Congregational Church parsonage. The couple farmed near Moorhead, Iowa. Then they moved to...
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Rosalie Oliver

December 15, 2016

Rosalie Ann (Arbaugh) Oliver was born February 1, 1932, to Schuyler and Doris (O'Dell) Arbaugh in Magnolia, Iowa. She was raised near Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1949. She played basketball in high school and was a very good athlete. After graduation Rosalie worked at Darners, PMA (Production Marketing Assistance) Office in Logan and Securities Acceptance Company in Omaha....
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Marge Peterson

December 14, 2016

Marjorie Jean "Marge" (Schwingdorf) Peterson was born December 28, 1933, to Ralph and Irene (Pithan) Schwingdorf in Charter Oak, Iowa. She made her First Communion at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Charter Oak. Marge moved with her family to Dunlap when she was eight years old. She then attended St. Joseph Catholic School and Dunlap Public School. Marge married Charles Peterson on January 29,...
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Dottie Vandemark

December 3, 2016

Daniele Mae "Dottie" Vandemark was born April 13, 1982, to Dan and Melanie (Handke) Vandemark in Onawa, Iowa. She was raised near Woodbine and Council Bluffs and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. Dottie lived in a ward house with Iowa Focus and worked at Vodec. Then she moved to Country Care and worked at Concerned Inc. both in Harlan. In 2013 Dottie moved to Mosaic...
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Joe Smith

January 11, 1985 - November 29, 2016

Joseph Robert Smith was born January 11, 1985, to Rod and Teresa (Rock) Smith in Omaha, Nebraska. Joe was raised near Woodbine, attended Woodbine school and graduated in 2003. While in high school, Joe participated in Cross Country and was part of the team that went to state. He also ran in track, played basketball, was active in 4-H, served on Student Council, and was Class President....
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Carolyn Tupper

March 7, 1930 - November 21, 2016

Carolyn Jane Tupper was born March 7, 1930, to Frank L. and Ethel Marie (Collins) Pitt near Crescent, Iowa. She was raised near Crescent, attended elementary school and started high school at Thomas Jefferson in Council Bluffs before moving to Harrison County. She then attended Logan High School and graduated from Magnolia High School. Carolyn moved to Rockford, Illinois and lived with her aunt...
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Ed Perkins

November 21, 2016

Edward Arthur Perkins was born on March 14, 1925, to Harrison and Pearl (Radtke) Perkins in Pisgah, Iowa. Ed attended school at Sunnyside Country School and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1942. Ed proudly served his country in the United States Navy. After his honorable discharge he started farming near Pisgah. Ed married Velma Joan Wickersham on September 10, 1948, in Onawa, Iowa. The...
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Darrell Argotsinger

November 18, 2016

Darrell LaVerne Argotsinger was born December 16, 1923, to Glenn and Viola (McIntosh) Argotsinger in Dow City, Iowa. He was raised near Dow City and graduated from Dow City High School. After his graduation he farmed with his dad. Darrell met his future wife, Mary Young, at church and on August 27, 1944, the two were married at the Woodbine Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints...
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Gerald "Jerry" Klein

November 11, 2016

Gerald Hubert Klein was born December 7, 1932, to Raymond and Marie (Jacoby) Klein in Earling, Iowa. He was raised near Earling and attended school at St. Joseph's Catholic School. Jerry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 – 1955. He then served in the Army Reserves from 1955 – 1963 attaining the rank of corporal. Jerry married Virginia Hanigan on April 23, 1955, at St....
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Elaine Hansen

October 1, 1923 - November 9, 2016

Elaine Marie (Byrd) Hansen was born October 1, 1923 to Sanford and Etha Mae (Goforth) Byrd in Riceville, Iowa. She was raised near Riceville, Iowa, attended school and graduated from Riceville High School. She then attended Vocational Nurse's Training and began her work at Rose Vista in the 1960's. On March 29, 1943, Elaine married Harlan Hansen in Leroy, Minnesota. Elaine worked for Rose...
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Phyllis Christensen

October 19, 1929 - November 8, 2016

Phyllis Lorena (Bothwell) Christensen was born on October 19, 1929, to Pearl (Petty) and Thomas Bothwell in Little Sioux, Iowa. She was raised in Little Sioux and graduated from Little Sioux High School. Phyllis married Vernon Roy Christensen on August 14, 1946. The couple farmed near Moorhead and later moved into Moorhead. Phyllis became a resident of Rose Vista Nursing Home on June 22, 2006....
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Darlene Malone

August 1, 1928 - October 30, 2016

Darlene Mae (Cox) Malone was born on August 1, 1928, near Moorhead, Iowa to Dewey and Alma Bertha (Benson) Cox. She graduated from Woodbine High School in 1946. On July 3, 1946, Darlene married Walter R. Malone at the Methodist Church's parsonage in Sac City, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Dunlap area and then moved into town in 1961. After the children were raised, Darlene ran the scales at...
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Joan Hein

September 16, 1926 - October 28, 2016

Joan Julia (Hugron) Hein was born September on 16, 1926, in Sioux City, Iowa to Harry A. and Zella (Billings) Hugron. She grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Cathedral High School in Sioux City in 1945. Joan attended Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa and graduated with a degree in music in 1949. She taught music at Dow City, Iowa during the school year of 1949-1950. On September 16, 1950, Joan...
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Marlene Park

October 22, 2016

Marlene Kaye (Dunlop) Park was born November 14, 1936, to George and Emma (Savery) Dunlop in Moorhead, Iowa. She was raised near Moorhead and also Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. While in high school Marlene enjoyed volleyball, cheerleading, the drama club, and 4-H. Marlene graduated in 1955 from the high school in Fort Calhoun. She then worked at Mutual of Omaha. She met Arnold Park at an Arthur Murray...
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Joann Runyan

September 24, 1937 - October 20, 2016

Joann (Nuzum) Runyan was born September 24, 1937, to Howard and Beatrice (Coate) Nuzum near Pisgah, Iowa. She attended Preparation Country School, Pisgah Public School, and graduated from 8th grade from Ute Junior High. Joann married Jay Alvin Runyan on September 17, 1955, and they made their home in Omaha, Nebraska. Two weeks later Jay was drafted into the Army. After Jay's honorable discharge...
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Florence Marley

October 20, 2016

Florence Dorothy (Hillyer) Marley was born on June 6, 1920, to Amos and Evelyn (Dungan) Hillyer near Logan, Iowa. She attended country school, graduated from Logan High School, received her teaching certification and began teaching country school. On December 20, 1941, Florence married Max Marley. To this union five children were born. The family lived in the Logan area where Florence continued...
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Connie McWhirter

October 16, 2016

Constance Joann (Erlewine) Leytham McWhirter was born July 19, 1936, to Dale Wheeler and Creola Mae (Vroman) Erlewine in Woodbine. She was raised in the Woodbine area and graduated from Woodbine High School. She then attended Iowa Central Community College. In February of 1954, Connie married Dale Leytham. The couple was blessed with four children. Several years ago Connie married John McWhirter....
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Randy Ferguson

October 13, 2016

Randy Ferguson, 56, of Dunlap died on Thursday, October 13th at his home in Dunlap. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Ferguson of Dunlap and other relatives and friends. No services are scheduled with Fouts Funeral Home.
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Mary Kroll

February 2, 1932 - October 12, 2016

Mary Etta (Higgins) Kroll was born February 2, 1932, to Paul and Della (Carbaugh) Higgins near Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised near Dunlap and graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 1950. Mary married Clarence Kroll on June 18, 1951, in Dow City, Iowa. The couple farmed. Clarence died in October of 1983. Following his death Mary moved to Shelby, Iowa. Mary loved working with people. She worked...
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