Lois Ione <I>Carter</I> Duncan

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Lois Ione Carter Duncan

  • Birth 30 May 1903 Mohall, Renville County, North Dakota, USA
  • Death 25 Jan 1988 Langdon, Clay County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Spencer, Clay County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 82476016

Born the second of six children to her parents. She was born in North Dakota, where her parents were living at the time. She spent her early childhood years near Dickens, Iowa. She graduated high school in Spicer, Minnesota. She earned a teaching certificate after high school and then taught in Minnesota. She married William Batcher in 1924. They had two daughters together. the Batchers first farmed near Dickens, later moving to Lander, Wyoming. Bill Batcher died in 1950. Lois Batcher remarries in 1957 to John Duncan. John Duncan dies in 1965. Lois Duncan lives another 23 years, dying in 1988 at the age of 84.
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Lois Duncan
Funeral services will be today at 10a.m. at Warner Chapel for Lois Duncan, 84, rural Dickens.
Mrs. Duncan died Monday at her home near Langdon.
Rev. Marilyn Hamilton will officiate at the services. Casket bearers will be Mike Von Ehwegen, Everett Sorenson, Delbert Dodge, John Metcalf and Paul Sipes.
Burial will be at North Lawn Cemetery in Spencer. The Warner funeral home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.
The daughter of John and Nora Tomlinson Carter, Mrs. Duncan was born May 30, 1903 in Mohall, N.D. Her early years were spent in Dickens and later in Spicer, Minn., where she graduated from high school; after receiving her teaching certificate, she taught in Minnesota.
She married Bill Batcher on may 25, 1924 and they farmed in the Dickens community before moving to Lander, Wyo. Mr. Batcher died on June 19, 1950.
On Sept. 14, 1957, she married John Duncan and they later lived on a farm east of Langdon. Mr. Duncan died Oct. 17, 1965.
Mrs. Duncan was a long-time member of the Dickens United Methodist Church.
Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Helen and Al Swart of Dickens; five step-children; a son-in-law, John Trotter of Casper, Wyo.; two grandchildren; two great grandsons; several step-grandchildren, step-great grandchildren and step-great great grandchildren, one brother, Elwood Carter of Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Beryl Jensen of Orlando, Fla. and Rosemary Stark of Theresa, Wisc.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands John and Bill; one daughter, Leona Trotter; one step-son.
(Obit in the Spencer, Iowa "Daily Reporter," Jan. 27, 1988)


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  • Created by: Kathy Ripke
  • Added: 28 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82476016
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lois Ione Carter Duncan (30 May 1903–25 Jan 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82476016, citing North Lawn Cemetery, Spencer, Clay County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Kathy Ripke (contributor 47406663) .