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Louie Jurgen Gehlsen
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Birth: Feb. 13, 1923
Crawford County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 26, 2007
Manning
Carroll County
Iowa, USA

*** IN LOVING MEMORY OF ***
Louie Jurgen Gehlsen was born on Tuesday; February 13, 1923, on the family farm in Hayes Township, Crawford County, Iowa. Louie attended Westside Consolidated School and helped on his parents' and many neighbors' farms. On Thursday; December 30, 1948, Louie was united in marriage with LaVonne Anna Marie Genzen with Rev. J. M. Ansorge presiding. The next year in June of 1949, Louie was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning; Carroll County, Iowa. Two daugthers were born to this union. The family lived and farmed on the Henry Frahm and August Rohwer farms. Louie's German upbringing made him a hard worker and good farmer. He sold prime beef and built the first livestock trailer in the area with a hydraulic lift. He enjoyed inventing. Louie was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning, Iowa. He served on the ASCS committee for 20 years and as a Hayes Township Trustee for 30 years. For 40 years, he was a member of the Hayes Township Cemetery board. In 1939 Louie became a member of the Hayes Township Schuetzen Verein where he was active as a trustee and flag carrier for many years. In his spare time Louie enjoyed many years of polka dancing including ten years with the Lake View Polka Dots. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and all nature. He was especially happy enjoying the achievements of his grandchildren and entertaining them on the farm. Louie and LaVonne retired to Manning in 1999. He enjoyed his retirement, filling his time with his hobbies of woodworking, gardening and visiting with relatives and friends. Louie Jurgen Gehlsen, age 84, passed away on Saturday; May 26, 2007, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center of complications from an aneurism suffered earlier that day. Those left to mourn his passing are: His wife: LaVonne Gehlsen of Manning, Iowa. Two daughters: Lanice Lou "Lani" Gehlsen (Pastor Tim) Schoepf of Waverly; Bremer County, Iowa and Lou Ann Faith Deas of Omaha; Douglas County, Nebraska. Five grandchildren: Loni Meier, Laurie Meier, Lisa Meier, Ethan (Lana) Deas and Ben Deas. Great-grandchild: Ciaran Deas. Two brothers: Reynold (Roseann) Gehlsen of Denison and Ralph Gehlsen of Westside; Crawford County, Iowa. Three sisters: Blondina Stoffers of Carroll; Carroll County, Iowa. Judy (Lyle) Joens of Manning, Iowa and Sandra Hanson of Manilla; Crawford County, Iowa. A sister-in-law: Lorraine Gehlsen of Ogden; Boone County, Iowa. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Preceding Louie in death are: His parents, two sisters and their husbands: Florence (Hugo) Sanders and Melvina (Edward) Meyer. Two brothers: Raymond Gehlsen and Leonard Gehlsen and two brothers-in-law: Larry Hanson and Henry Stoffers. May they rest in peace.
Visitation:
Tuesday; May 29, 2007
After 4:00 p.m.
Ohde Funeral Home in Manning, Iowa.
Funeral Services:
Wednesday; May 30, 2007 Starting at: 11:00 a.m. at:
Zion Lutheran Church
Manning, Iowa
Officiating:
Reverend Patrick R. Sparling
Music:
"Just As I Am Without One Plea"
"Amazing Grace"
"What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
Congregation:
"How Great Thou Art"
Soloist:
Pastor Tim Schoepf
Organist:
Fern Jensen
Casket Bearers:
Brett Gehlsen
Troy Gehlsen
Shawn Gehlsen
Loni Meier
Laurie Meier
Lisa Meier
Ethan Deas
Ben Deas
Honorary Casket Bearers:
Keith Lueders
Interment:
Manning Cemetery in
Manning, Iowa
OHDE FUNERAL HOME is caring for the family and the arrangements.
108 First Street
PO Box 247
Manning, Iowa 51455USA
TOLL - FREE: (866) 289-0216
PHONE: (712) 655-3416
FAX: (712) 655-2090
EMAIL: info@ohdefuneralhome.com
WEBSITE: http://www.ohdefuneralhome.com/index.cfm 
 
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 Spouse:
  Lavonne Anna Marie Genzen Gehlsen (1921 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Manning Cemetery
Manning
Carroll County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Gerhardt Leffler
Record added: Jun 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20001679
Louie Jurgen Gehlsen
Added by: Sue Jensen
 
Louie Jurgen Gehlsen
Added by: Gerhardt Leffler
 
 
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May The Lord bless you and keep you. May The Lord shine His face upon you and be gracious unto you. May The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen!
- Gerhardt Leffler
 Added: Jun. 20, 2007
 
 
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