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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 9, 2020 Published Weekly on Thursdays By NNVarren Town and County News Established May 1968 PO. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981—0406 Steven F. Klein Sara Davis Annie Williamson Publisher Interim Editor . Office Subscription Rates: $20 per year 0 Single Copy 50¢ Senior Citizens College Students $17 per year Residents outside Warren & Polk Co. $26 per year ALL ADVERTISING AND NEWS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12:00 PM NOON ON FRIDAY TO ENSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to acCept or refuse all advertising. Publisher reserves the right to cancel any advertisment at any time. Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa additional mailing offices Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to ‘ PO. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association OBITUARY CAROLYN HUKLE Carolyn Fae Hukle, 97, Norwalk, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 29th, 2019, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Carolyn Fae was the eldest of fraternal twin girls, born to Glen and Ethel (Sayers) Wood on July 16th, 1922, in Des Moines. Carolyn lived on Des Moines’ southside until the age of 12 when her family moved to Norwalk. She graduated from Norwalk High School with the Class of 1940 and was the last living member of her class of 28. Following school, she went to work for Meredith Publishing. During this time, she met Alan Hukle and following his honorable discharge from the US. Army they married on October 20th, 1945. They were blessed with four children, Alan Wallace, Roger, Linda, and Susie. Carolyn and her husband, Alan, raised their four kids in a tiny Lustron enameled steel house. The two girls shared one bedroom and the two boys took the other, leaving only the living room pull-out couch for her and Alan to sleep every night. She lived there by herself, until about 2-3 years ago, when a couple of medical “issues” following her husband’s death, ended her driving and even stopped her from working out at Aspen Fitness Center. She then moved to a Norwalk assisted living facility. In the early years, she was always active in the community and with school activities, serving on the PTA, as a Home Room Mother, with Sweet Adelines, etc. She was a beloved member of the Norwalk Christian Church. She was proudly the Oldest member, beloved of all ages. She joined the church choir at age 12 and sang for 83 years. She attended worship every Sunday, by way of the carpool shuttle service the Church has organized. She also served as elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher and youth director, and loved her Coffee Fellowship and 30&1 game night groups. Carolyn is survived by her four children, Alan “Rocky’ (Susan) Hukle of Davis, IL, Roger (Connie) Hukle of Colorado Springs, CO, Linda (Bill) Connell of New Virginia and Susie (Mike) Ry- nearson of Nowalk; five grandchildren, Brian, Tom, Alysa, Stefani and Jeff; eight great grand- children, Austin, Garrett, Rachel, Briley, Corbin, Elizabeth, Ava and Fern; and a host of other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Eileen Flynn and Marilyn Bishop; and a brother, Wallace Wood. A Celebration of Life service was held Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at N orwalk Christian Church. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.oleary- funerals.com. Memorial contributions may be made in Carolyn’s name to the Norwalk Christian Church. OBITUARY FRED “GIL” GILBERT MOTE Fred “Gil” Gilbert Mote, 89, Norwalk, died Friday, December 27th, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Gil was born August 1 1th, 1930 to Frederick G. and Mary R. (Tre-villan) Mote in Des Moines. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949 and worked for Don’s Grocery till 1952. Gil then worked for Braniff International Airways in Kansas City and Des Moines, attaining the position of Station Agent in Des Moines. When Braniff went bankrupt in 1982, he worked as a travel agent at the Travel Center on Fleur Drive until 2000 when he retired. Gil was a member of Norwalk United Metho- dist Church. He was also a member of the Za-Ga- Zig Shrine in Altoona, where he was a bagpiper and a chanter unit member. Gil was a 50 year member of the Des Moines Consistory and the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, Southgate Masonic Lodge, where he was Past Master of the lodge. He was Past Worthy Patron of South- gate Order Eastern Star and Past Grand Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star Iowa. Gil enjoyed wood- working and cabinetry. He is survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Gil is preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Audrey (Pepin); his parents; brothers, Robert Mote and Hubert Mote; sisters, Reba Mote, Winifred Mote, Frances Smith and Rachel Hearn. Those wishing to pay respects may do so at O’Leary Funeral & Cremation Services, 1020 Main Street, Nor- walk from 1:00-3:00 pm. on Saturday, January 11th, 2020. Interment will take place at a later date at Glendale Masonic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Norwalk United Methodist Church in Gil’s name. To leave an online condolence for the family, please Visit www.olearyfunerals.com. IOWA LUMBER & CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE HOME EXTERIOR SERVICE Receive Complete FREE in-home Estimates -Siding & Windows oAttic Insulation -Decks oGutters ~Roofs oEntry Doors We have been in business since 1983 and have many\satisfied customers. Chances are we have already done work In your area. 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On August 7th, 1965 Dennis and Phyllis were united in marriage at the First Presbyterian Church in Allegan, Michigan. They made their home in East Lansing, Michigan where Dennis earned his MBA at Michigan State University. His lifetime vocation was in food service at Michigan State, Northern Michi- gan University, and the State University of New York at Brockport. He served in the Food Service at J L Hudson’s in Detroit as well as Shillitos in Cincinnati, Ohio and finally at Younkers in Iowa. In 1966 he enlisted in the United States Navy, graduating from Officers Candidate School in 1967. He then attended the Officer Supply Corp School in Athens, Georgia, and upon graduation was assigned to the USS Soley DD707, a reserve training destroyer, home port in Charleston, South Carolina. Upon his completion of active duty, he became a member of the United States Navy, Reserves. He retired from the Reserves in the rank of Commander. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, both in Norwalk and Des Moines, where he was active in both churches as a board member. He and Phyllis graduated from Lay Ministry School in 2010, serving in the Norwalk Church as Congreg- ational Care Givers. At First Church in Des Moines they served on the Re-Entry program for Women at the Well for five years. They taught adult Sunday School at both churches as well. In his final years, Dennis became a volun- teer at the American Red Cross in Des Moines where he earned a volunteer of the year award as well as accepting an award on behalf of the ARC in Des Moines, in Washington, DC. He was also a member of the Masonic Fraternity and a Past Most Worshipful Master as well as Secretary for many years. As a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, he served as Worthy Patron, Marshal, Warder, Chap- lain and Secretary. He was appointed in 2004 as a Grand Representative of Michigan in Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; three children, James Michael (Melissa) Kellar, Stephen Glenn (Kamy) Kellar, and Tena Amery (Steven) Baumgartner; and seven grandchildren, Ethan, Colin, Joel, Nath— an, Benjamin, Alexander and Ella. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ramie and Loretta. An Eastern Star and Memorial Service was held Saturday, January 4th, 2020 at O’Leary Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.oleary- funerals.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the House of Hope Haiti or the School of Lay Ministry, United Methodist Church in Dennis’ name. Looking to Upgrade your Business or Workplace to L.E.D.s? Call for a free estimate EcoLogiX lightingiSolutions Frank Thomas (5 1 5)3 1 3-875 7 - Fthomas@EcoLogiX.biz *MidAmerican Energy Rebates Still Available!*