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Martha Loretta "Loretta" Carlson Spoo 1921-2009

SPOO, CARLSON, GEMMILL, CASSEM, THOMAS, WIECK, HOSS, GUNDERSON

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/23/2012 at 23:51:12

Martha Loretta Spoo, the daughter of Axel and Pearl (Gemmill) Carlson was born February 20, 1921, in Martin County, Minnesota, and departed this life on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Rosewood Manor in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 88 years old.

She received her education in the Estherville schools.

On March 6, 1940, she was united in marriage to Raymond Spoo. The family farmed for many years South of Estherville until Raymond's health failed and then moved into town. Loretta worked at Berkley’s in Spirit Lake, Iowa for nineteen years before retiring. Later she worked at Good Samaritan Center and did summer work at the Inn of Okoboji. Loretta enjoyed spending time with her family along with her favorite pastimes of watching and feeding the birds, flowers, knitting and especially her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Darryll Spoo; Sharen Cassem and her husband, Roger all of Estherville; Patricia Thomas and her husband, Dennis of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Connie Wieck and her husband, John of Montgomery, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Adam and Jason Wieck; Monica Hoss; Brenda Clark; Tammy Spoo; Dennis, Jr. Thomas, Christinia and Joshua Thomas; nine great-grandchildren and also many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; parents; two brothers, Dale and Russell Carlson; sister, Eunice Gunderson; one unborn child and great-grandson, Michael. (MC)


 

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