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Charles E Dickey
Charles E Dickey
Class of 1941
Passed Apr 11, 2009
(no additional information)
Charlotte Ann Ackerson-ely
Charlotte Ann Ackerson-Ely
(Graduation year unknown)
Passed Apr 30, 2018
Obituary for Charlotte "Char" Ely
Charlotte Ann Ely, 72, of Fort Dodge, passed away suddenly on April 30, 2018 at the Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, IA, surrounded by those who loved her dearly. Just shy of her 49th wedding anniversary.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 and Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 both being held at Gunderson Funeral Chapel in Fort Dodge with Bishop Michael Last Officiating. Burial will follow at North Lawn Cemetery.

Charlotte “Char” Ackerson, The daughter of Clifford & Thelma (Flowers) Ackerson was born March 11, 1946 in Fort Dodge, IA where she also attended school.

On May 7, 1969, Charlotte was united in marriage to Ronald Ely. After their marriage the couple made Fort Dodge their lifelong home. Charlotte helped Ronald with his Metal Recycling business for many years until she retired in 2008. Char loved camping & traveling around the area with her family. She also enjoyed Auto Racing, especially the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. Char loved taking care of her family, she always put others needs before those of her own. She loved playing games & baking with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed keeping up with her friends & family on Facebook. She enjoyed watching & feeding the beautiful birds & squirrels. She also had many fur babies over the years, who she loved dearly. She also enjoyed being “a second mom” or “gram grams” to every kid who ever walked through her door. She welcomed in everyone and made them members of the Ely Family, never turning anyone away.

Charlotte is survived by her Husband, Ronald; two sons, Wayne (Michelle) Ely and Shannon R. Ely; two daughters, Dawn Ely and Lorella (John) Gilbert; five grandchildren, Kyle (Tara) Ely, Cody Ely, Conner Ely, Brandy (Matt) Durrah and Zepher Gilbert; six great grandchildren, Kyra Ely, Royce Ely, Quentin Gilbert, Lillian Durrah, Jaycen Gilbert and Aiden Gilbert; two brothers, Larry (Lorraine) Ackerson and Gary Ackerson; brothers-in-law, Clayton (Kathy) Ely and Larry (Patti) Ely; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Charlotte was proceeded in death by her Parents, Clifford John & Thelma Ackerson; Daughter, Shelly Dee Ely; Infant Brother, Richard Ackerson; Sisters & Brothers-in-Law, Patty Ely, Mildred Ely, Evelyn (Stan) Ober, Hazel (Donald) Doran and Martha (Donald) Bass; In-Laws, Albert & Dolly (West) Ely.
Dave Durian
Dave Durian
Class of 1964
Passed Jan 28, 2019
Dave succumbed to lung cancer at home with family.
Geneva (knutson) Palmer
Geneva (Knutson) Palmer
Class of 1932
Passed Apr 01, 2011
(no additional information)
James M Huebsch
James M Huebsch
Class of 1936
Passed Mar 05, 2016
(no additional information)
Jerome Fred Leslie Hinsch
Jerome Fred Leslie Hinsch
Class of 1959
Passed Apr 29, 2011
Jerry Hinsch SAN MARCOS -- On Friday, April 29, 2011, Jerome (Jerry) Hinsch, long time resident of San Marcos, joined his many shipmates who now have eternal smooth sailing and following seas. He passed quietly at home with Nancy, his wife of 32 years, at his side. Jerry was born on August 12,1942 to Carl and Rose Hinsch in Winthrop, Minnesota, but moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa where he grew up. After graduating from high school, he joined the US Navy where he served as a Quartermaster 1961- 1968, including tours off the coast of Vietnam. He enjoyed his military time in Hawaii where he earned two years of college credits. He tried several careers, but retail sales was his best as he enjoyed talking with people. He will be remember as a dedicated advocate and member of the San Marcos Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3795, where he served two terms as the Post Commander, and as Commander of the 1st District VFW San Diego. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 416. He will always be remembered as outgoing, humorous, friendly and loyal to all who knew him.
Keith R. Yoder
Keith R. Yoder
Class of 1978
Passed Oct 17, 2016
(no additional information)
Lavonne M. Lewis
lavonne M. lewis
Class of 1958
Passed Feb 21, 2018
(no additional information)
Linda (faudskar) Thomas
Linda (Faudskar) Thomas
Class of 1956
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Nikki Gribble
Nikki Gribble
Class of 1990
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Patricia Marohn Pratt
Patricia Marohn Pratt
Class of 1954
Passed Dec 26, 2003
My mother graduated from Fort Dodge High in 1954. Even though she moved to California in 1961 - her heart was always in Iowa. She was very proud of her High School and she attended most of the class reunions.
Ron Harrison
Ron Harrison
Class of 1988
Passed Nov 14, 2006
My husband, Ron, passed away almost 4 years ago of a massive heart attack..he left behind his wife and 4 children.
Shelly D. Ely
Shelly D. Ely
Class of 1995
Passed Dec 23, 1999
(no additional information)
Shelly Dee Ely
Shelly Dee Ely
Class of 1995
Passed Dec 23, 1999
Shelly Dee Ely, Died Dec 23, 1999 at Trinity Regional Medical Center, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Shelly is survived by her parents Ronald & Charlotte (Ackerson) Ely. Her siblings included Wayne (Michelle) Ely, Dawn Ely, her twin brother Shannon R. Ely & Lorella (John) Gilbert. She is survived by her nephews Kyle, Cody & Jacob Zepher Gilbert & Niece Brandy Gilbert. Grandmother Thelma Flowers-Ackerson & Dolly West-Ely. Many Aunts, Uncles & Cousins.
She was preceded in death by both of her grandfathers.

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