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Rozell, Alva E. 1916-2003


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 7/25/2007 at 22:33:00

LE MARS, Iowa -- Alva E. Rozell, 86, of Le Mars passed away Monday, July 7, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Calvary United Methodist Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Mike Janes officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Adaville, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Alva Eli Rozell was born July 30, 1916, on the family farm in Plymouth County, near Akron, Iowa, to Arthur and Mamie (Tucker) Rozell. He attended country school and assisted on the family farm.

He and Marjorie Stinton were united in marriage on March 8, 1941, in South Sioux City. He entered the U.S. Army on March 12, 1941, and served during World War II as a cook in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 18, 1945. The couple returned to Plymouth County and farmed near Brunsville, Iowa, and later near Akron.

The couple and their family moved to Le Mars, where he worked for Harley Burns at Burn's Moving and Storage Company. The family spent a few years in Englewood, Calif., before returning to Le Mars. He worked at Hansen Hardware before moving to the maintenance department at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. He also assisted with Luken-Johnson Funeral Home and Ambulance Service. He retired in 1981.

He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. During his retirement, the couple enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. He was very handy and could fix anything put before him. He also enjoyed reminiscing about the old days with family.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marjorie of Le Mars; two daughters and their husbands, Janice and Larry Fjeldos of Brookings, S.D., and Barbara and Dean Lubben of Johnstown, Colo.; three grandchildren, Calista (Shannon Crooks), Justin Fjeldos and Alisha Lubben; a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Crooks; two sisters, Mona Smith of Akron, and Merva Hartman of Hawarden, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Jeannine Elva; five brothers, Archie, Arden, Arlo, Arthur and Arvil; and five sisters, Mabel Willer, Mae Neunaber, Muriel Krueger, Marie Smith and Mary Moss.

~source: The Sioux City Journal


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