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Donna Iverson

Aug 22, 2008

GRAETTINGER – Funeral services for Donna Iverson, 71, of Sioux City and formerly of Graettinger, will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. Burial will be at High Lake Cemetery in Wallingford. Donna passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home with a parish vigil service at 7 p.m.

Donna Mae (Coyle) Iverson was born May 15, 1937, in Yankton, S.D., to Clarence and Buelah (Morgan) Coyle. She graduated from Estherville High School in 1955, and received her associate of arts degree from Estherville Junior College in 1957.

Donna was united in marriage to Donald Iverson on Sept. 7, 1959 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville. The couple made their home near High Lake where they raised four children.

Donna often helped Don out on the farm. She was an Avon sales representative and also worked in the Iowa Lakes Community College Bookstore and Parts Department.

Donna was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She served on the Palo Alto County Arts Council and was a committee member of the Miss Emmet and Dickinson County and the Miss Great Lakes of Iowa pageants. She enjoyed traveling, snowmobiling, bowling, golfing, knitting, sewing and ceramics. Donna was an avid reader and she treasured the time she spent with her family and friends.

Left to cherish Donna’s memory are her children: Craig and wife, Denise of Littleton, Colo., Valerie and husband, Jerry Varney of Hinsdale, Ill., Keith and wife, Linda of Sioux City and Heidi and husband Randy Rouse of Sioux City; brother Roger Coyle of Anaheim, Cali., and seven grandchildren.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Donald.