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LOIS MARIE TRIGGS

Lois Marie (Brand) Triggs was born January 4, 1927, in Union County, IA, to Lewis and Madge (Crittenden) Brand. She was welcomed by brothers Harold, Clyde and Earl. Lois went to school on the ‘bus’ — a horse drawn sleigh, picking up hot stones from neighbors on the way to keep the kids all warm.…

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MERLE DAVID TRIGGS

Merle David Triggs was born September 25, 1962, to Merle Duane Triggs and Iona (Baker) Triggs at Mount Ayr, IA. Merle attended the Mount Ayr Community School and graduated in 1981. He was actively involved in the wrestling program and qualified and metaled at the State Wrestling Tournament. While in high school, Merle started his…

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ROBERT DEAN EVANS

Robert (Bob) Dean Evans, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on October 3, 2021 in Mesa, AZ. Robert was born on August 15, 1934 in Mount Ayr, IA to Roland Keith and Ruth Elizabeth (Hathaway) Evans. Bob was one of nine children. Bob entered the military in 1954 and served in the Korean War…

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DENICE KAE CREVELING

Denice Kae (Rossow) Creveling was a caring and fun-loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She entered eternal rest on October 11, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Denice was born to Robert and Connie (Koithan) Rossow on November 3, 1953 in Sioux City, IA, along with her twin sister Diana (Rossow) Rice.…

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ELIZABETH PATRICIA JEFFERSON

Elizabeth Patricia Jefferson, “Libby”, age 93, died in Fort Collins on September 20, 2021. She was born on October 18, 1927 in Triumph County, MN to Ross Eber Bishop and Olive Moffet Bishop. Elizabeth had two brothers, James Donovan Bishop and Laurance Bishop, and a sister, Marjorie Bishop Barry. She was the third child. The…

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STEPHEN MICHAEL SWANK

Stephen Michael Swank, 73, died at 1:11 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021, at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Westwood, CA, surrounded by love from his son, Dan Swank, and his daughter, Hilary Swank. Stephen (Steve) was born April 16, 1948, in Creston, IA, the son of Glen Swank and Marian (Allenspach) Swank.…

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VIVIAN C. HAWK

Vivian C. Hawk was born near Ellston, IA on October 24, 1929, to Vern (Bill) and Vera (Fouser) Creveling. Her early childhood included the loss of two brothers in infancy and a young brother, Donald, in a car accident. Her brother, Vernie, was killed in a hunting accident and his death caused the sudden death…

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NICCOLE LEA MORGAN SCHMIDT

Niccole Lea Morgan Schmidt, the only child of David W. and Pamela A. Morgan was born on October 4, 1981 in Des Moines, IA. After years of struggle, she lost her battle for life at age 39 from the effects of Huntington’s Disease Chorea, (the same genetic disease that also attacked her mother), on September…

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JANICE K CANNON

Janice K (Foley) Cannon was born March 15, 1945, at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames, IA. She was the eighth child of Michael James and Mary Alice (Ford) Foley. Jan was raised in Story County, IA. She attended Nevada School until fifth grade and the transferred to Colo, IA school where she graduated in 1963.…

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JEREMY MATTHEW NEWTON

Jeremy Matthew Newton was born September 5, 1975 to John Paul and Betty Marie (Wilmer) Newton in Harlan, IA. Jennifer Marie joined the family on August 2, 1978. Jeremy graduated from Mount Ayr Community High School in 1994, Ellsworth Community College in 1996 and Iowa State University College of Design in 1999. He married the…

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