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Cornell H. Deeny - October 19, 2017

Cornell Hugh Deeny, the son of Francis P. and Loretta R. (Nienhaus) Deeny, was born on September 27, 1918, on a farm near Jackson Junction, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Waucoma High School in 1938. In 1939 Cornell enlisted in the US Navy and received an honorable discharge that same year. On June 29, 1943, Cornell was united in marriage with Laura Brenner and the couple made their home in...

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Roger Dean Wingaard - September 26, 2017

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William "Bill" Nelson - September 23, 2017

Growing up in Iowa, Bill became interested in the sport of wrestling early on and developed into an Iowa state wrestling champion during his senior year at Eagle Grove High School in 1945. After high school, Bill went on to wrestle at Iowa State Teacher's College (now known as the University of Northern Iowa). Bill is survived by his wife Violet; brother Don Nelson; sister Mary Ann Elrod; sons Billy Nelson and Bruce Nelson (Ellen); daughters...

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Alvin Anderson - September 7, 2017

Alvin Anderson passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 shortly after moving to State College, Pennsylvania at the age of 92. Alvin was born on November 13, 1924 and had been a lifetime resident of Iowa before moving to State College to be closer to his daughter and her family. As a farmer, Alvin honored the Sabbath and lived his faith knowing that God would always provide for his family through times of drought, floods and perfect growing...

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Mary T. Harkema - August 30, 2017

Mary Therese (Harrington) Harkema, the daughter of John W. and Veronica (Michor) Harrington, was born on August 6, 1938, in Waverly Iowa. She was raised and educated in Plainfield, graduating from Plainfield High School in 1956. Her family then moved to Dows, where she met her future husband John, on the Dairy Farm where she worked. On April 8, 1958, Mary was united in marriage with John Harkema at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in...

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Geraldean "Jeri" Abbas - Myers - August 26, 2017

Geraldean "Jeri" Diane (Yoder) Abbas Myers, the daughter of Cedric and Gladys (Claude) Yoder, was born on April 17, 1944, in Webster City Iowa. She was raised and educated in Wright County, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1962. On October 12, 1963, Jeri married Louie Abbas at the United Methodist Church in Woolstock. The couple made their home in Woolstock where they raised their three children. Louie preceded her in...

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Mary M. Axon - August 20, 2017

Mary Mildred (Nelson) Axon, the daughter of George and Mary (Leffler) Nelson, was born on May 1, 1928, in Goldfield, Iowa. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Goldfield High School in 1945. Mary then attended Eagle Grove Junior College and received her teacher's certificate and taught in the Liberty Township Country School for two years. On April 30, 1949, Mary was united in marriage with Kenneth W....

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Arthur Berkenes - August 19, 2017

Arthur Eli Berkenes, the son of Peter and Caroline (Pearson) Berkenes, was born December 31, 1922, in Kinsman, Illinois. He attended Holmes Country School before graduating from Clarion High School and began farming with his father. In 1943, Art and his father moved to a farm southwest of Kanawha. On December 30, 1944, Art was united in marriage to Helen Johanna Eliason at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They made their home on the...

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Jim Johnson - August 14, 2017

James Robert Johnson, the son of Willard "Ole" and Ruth (Petersen) Johnson, was born on April 24, 1946, in Hampton, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Hampton High School in 1964. Jim attended Luther College in Decorah for one year and then he volunteered for the United States Marine Corps being indoctrinated 03 March of 1966, served in the Vietnam War as an air traffic controller at the Chu Lai airbase...

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H. Arlene Sampson - August 8, 2017

Helen Arlene (Hansen-Bell) Sampson, the daughter of Peter and Mathilda (Swanson) Hansen, was born on February 17, 1918, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She was raised and attended country school in the Fort Dodge and Badger area. Arlene married Gordon Bell on December 19, 1941 and they lived in Kanawha until he joined the Army in 1942 and he was lost at sea on February 7, 1943. On October 2, 1946, Arlene married Lewis J. Sampson at the...

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