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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

Our Veterans' Memorial Wall includes the names of those individuals who served the nation, and are now entrusted to our care. If the veteran you are looking for is not here, please enter the name of the deceased or the next of kin in the search box below and click search. You may also view current and past listings to find the name of your veteran. Names are listed alphabetically.

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Dean Lyon

May 14, 1927 - - April 02, 2019

Dean Richard Lyon, the son of Axel and Mabelle (Bloomquist) Lyon, was born May 14, 1927, in Dunnell, Minnesota. He died on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at his home in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 91. He received his education and graduated from Sherburn High School in Sherburn, Minnesota. Following high school, Dean served in the United States Navy during World War II. Foll ...

Harold Olson

August 08, 1932 - - March 31, 2019

Harold Martin Olson the son of Martin and Hannah (Johnson) Olson was born August 8, 1932 in Estherville, Iowa. He died on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville at the age of 86. He received his education in Estherville schools. Harold served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. On April 5, 1955 he was united in marriage to Mar ...

Larry Helmers

September 16, 1937 - - March 15, 2019

Larry J. Helmers, son of John and Alvera (Prust) Helmers, was born September 16, 1937 in Ceylon, MN and passed away March 15, 2019 at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville at the age of 81. Larry lived with his family in Ringsted until 1950 when they moved to Estherville, where he graduated from high school. Larry served his country in the United States A ...

Donald Syverson

May 05, 1935 - - March 10, 2019

Donald LeRoy Syverson, the son of Norman and Velma (Fisher) Syverson, was born May 5, 1935 in Estherville, Iowa. On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 83, his short battle with lung cancer took him from us. He was surrounded by his loving family at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa. He received his early education in the Estherville school system and graduated from ...

Don Koons

April 08, 1932 - - March 09, 2019

Donald Koons the son of Oliver and Lottie (Gettman) Koons was born April 8, 1932 near Swea City, Iowa. He died on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 86. He received his education at Swea City High school. Don served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. On June 25, 1952 he was united in marriage to Lorraine ...

David Kaltved

March 28, 1942 - - March 01, 2019

David LeRoy Kaltved, son of Arthur and LaVonne “Bonnie” (Willhour) Kaltved, was born in Estherville, Iowa on March 28, 1942. He passed away surrounded by his family on March 1, 2019 at Good Samaritan Home in Estherville at the age of 76 years. Dave was raised in Estherville and graduated from Estherville High School in 1960. He participated in football, wrestling ...

Larry Bergeson

November 18, 1952 - - February 01, 2019

***** VISITATION POSTPONED UNTIL FRIDAY FROM 4-7 P.M. AND WILL BE HELD AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ESTHERVILLE INSTEAD OF THE FUNERAL HOME. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DAY AND LOCATION.***** Larry Dean Bergeson was born on November 18, 1952 in Estherville, Iowa to Russel and Elma (Davis) Bergeson, Sr. Larry passed away on February 1, 2019 in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 6 ...

Steve Loring

March 25, 1955 - - January 31, 2019

Stephen Gregory Loring was born on March 25, 1955 in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Raymond and Carol (Hoffmeyer) Loring. He passed away at the Good Samaritan Home in Estherville on January 31, 2019 at the age of 63 years. Steve attended and graduated high school from Emmetsburg in 1974. He continued his education at Iowa Lakes Community College. Steve entered the United Stat ...

Robert Klein

November 17, 1931 - - January 25, 2019

Robert Eugene Klein was born in Estherville, Iowa on November 17, 1931 to Henry and Augusta (Ziemer) Klein. He passed away surrounded by family at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville on January 25, 2019, at the age of 87 years. Bob graduated from Estherville High School in 1950. In 1951, he entered in to the US Army and obtained rank of Corporal. He served in Korea ...

Randy Cody

May 14, 1950 - - December 26, 2018

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the VFW. Randol R. Cody, the son of Clifford Merrill and the late Beverly Eide, was born May 14, 1950 in Estherville, Iowa. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 in Mooresville, North Carolina at the age of 68, surrounded by his loving family. He received his education and graduated ...

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