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Paul & Sherida Hodel (#46636795)
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Bio Photo I am an enthusiastic genealogist and got into graving when I started looking for my ancestors. I have since branched out and started doing graves of non-family members. Graving has turned into my second obsession. I am an active volunteer with the cemeteries here in El Dorado County and love every minute of it. I am the FAG County Keeper for El Dorado County, CA and am really enjoying it. Unfortunately, many of our graveyards throughout this country are suffering from disuse and neglect. I've found that Find-a-Grave is a great way to help preserve graves and cemeteries and also provides a way for people to visit their ancestors or friends even though they can't visit the graves in person.

I recently married a wonderful lady named Sherida, who, it turns out, is also great in cemeteries. We now have a partnership in Now isn't that a wonderful match?

To error is human, so if you find any errors, or if you have additional information on anyone I've entered into Find-a-Grave, please contact me via the "Suggest a Correction" tab so I can correct it. Thank You.
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Linda's Family (5)
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Pam Longfellow
Thank you!
Thanks so much for the Casterline photos and information about the gravesite. I really appreciate your doing this.
Added by Pam Longfellow on Oct 22, 2014 10:58 PM
Shelley Henningfeld
Carey Culbertson
Thanks for the photo; I appreciate your help!
Added by Shelley Henningfeld on Oct 22, 2014 5:45 PM
Sheri West
Fred Joseph Jenkinson
Thank you so much for his tombstone photo :)
Added by Sheri West on Oct 21, 2014 8:05 PM
Judy Mayfield
Mary and Jim Peterson
Hello Paul and Sherida,
Thanks so very much for taking the time to photograph Mary and Jim Peterson for me. Much appreciated.

Take care
Added by Judy Mayfield on Oct 21, 2014 8:09 AM
Ann Bowler
Bessie M. Otto Roberts
Bessie M. Otto Roberts
“The Rolfe Arrow”, Rolfe, Iowa November 14, 1985 page 3.
“Bessie M. Roberts”
“Services were held Monday, November 11, 1985, at the United Methodist Church, Rolfe, for Bessie M. Roberts, 78, who passed away Saturday, November 9 at the Rolfe Care Center.
Rev. Robert Hamilton officiated at the service with Powers Funeral Home handling the arrangements.
Bessie Merle Otto was born in Powhatan Township in Pocahontas County. She was the daughter of Charles and Mabel Burkholder Otto, She graduated from Rolfe High School in 1915 and taught country school in the Rolfe area. On August 27, 1922, she married Wilbur Roberts near Plover and the couple farmed in the Rolfe and Plover area until 1950 when they moved to Rolfe. Mr. Roberts died in 1967 and Bessie lived in Rolfe until 1982, when she moved to Harris, Missouri. In April of this year, she rturned to live at the Rolfe Care Center.
Mrs. Roberts was a member of the United Methodist Church Women, the Friendly Circle Club, Rebekah Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her children, Charles Otto,, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Willard (Ruth) Otto, Harris, Mo., Mrs. Claude (Ida) Stafford, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Harrison Roberts, Rolfe, and Mrs. Conrad (Sharon) Scott, Colo., twenty-four grandchildren, forty-seven great-grandchildren and one Great-Great-Grandchild, brother, John Ott, West Bend, and sister, Mrs. Martha Levene, Havelock.”
Thank you. Ann Bowler
Added by Ann Bowler on Oct 20, 2014 3:16 PM
Ann Bowler
Eva Belle Mason Roberts
Eva Belle Mason Roberts
“The Rolfe Arrow” Rolfe, Iowa December 12, 1940”
“Services Held For Mrs. Roberts At Plover Church”
“Deceased Was an Invalid for Many Years.”
“Funeral services for Mrs. A. L. Roberts were held in the Methodist church in Plover, Sunday afternoon. Rev. H.O. Ward of Laurens conducted the service. Mrs. J. H. Bucher was planist for Mrs. Glenn Forsythe and Miss Lucille Buchanan who sang appropriate hymns.
The Pall bearers were the deceased’s four sons, Joseph, Herbert Albert, Clarence and Harold and two nephews, Virgil and Wilbur Roberts. Mrs. C. E. Hancher and Mrs. Henry Fitzgerald had charge of the flowers. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McIntire of Rolfe were the undertakers.
The body was laid to rest in the Powhatan township cemetery east of Plover. Many relatives and a host of friends gathered at the E. W. Kerns home for the dinner which was served by the members of the Royal Neighbors. Many more friends joined them for the funeral service at the church and at the cemetery.
Eva B. Mason was born at Indianola, Ia., Feb. 16, 1872 and passed away at her home near Plover, Dec. 6, 1940, at the age of 68 years, 9 months, and 26 days. She spent her girlhood in the vicinity of her birth. On Sept. 11, 1895, she was united in marriage to Andrew L. Roberts, and moved to Rolfe. To this union five children were born, four of whom survive her. Joseph A. of St. Paul, Minn., Maud E., who passed away infancy, Herbert A. of Mason City, Clarence A. and Harold E. of Plover. Surviving her also are tow brothers and one sister, S. T. Mason of Havelock, W. S. Mason of Renwick, Alta M. Baker of Winterset and two grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist church, of the Aid society and a charter member of the Plover chapter Royal Neighbors of America. She had been a great sufferer for many years, being confined to her bed and chair for years but never complained.”
“Dear Mother, ne’er shall I forget
Thy brow, thine eye, thy pleasant smile,
Though in the sea of death hath set
Thy star of life, my guide a while.
Though never shall they form depart
From the bright pictures in my hearts.”
Thank you, Ann Bowler
Added by Ann Bowler on Oct 20, 2014 3:07 PM
ronald conrad
Ivan & Geraldine Clark
Thanks so much for the great headstone photo of Ivan and Geraldine. It is very much appreciated. Have a great day.
Added by ronald conrad on Oct 20, 2014 10:41 AM
ronald conrad
Simon E. Henderson
Thank you guys so much for the headstone photo of Simon. It is very much appreciated.
Added by ronald conrad on Oct 20, 2014 10:39 AM
Greg Volk
Thanks for the photo of the Matsons
So nice of you to take photos for others. It looks great.
Added by Greg Volk on Oct 20, 2014 9:03 AM
Lynda Elliott Dixon
Lowman Memorials
Hello Paul and Sherida! Just can't thank you enough for the wonderful photos for Willard and Florence Lewis Lowman and for Harold Lowman. Florence is my grandmother's sister and she and Willard had a large, loving family, as my father remembers them. Are you in Concordia? If so, do you know my dad's cousin Dorothy Lowman Swenson? I only met her once but she is a lovely lady. Thank you again and warmest regards,
Lynda Elliott Dixon
Added by Lynda Elliott Dixon on Oct 20, 2014 9:00 AM
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