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Iris Mardelle Stroup

May 22, 2019
Estherville News

Funeral services for Iris Mardelle Stroup, 86, of Estherville, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 24, 2019, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Pastor John Syvertson officiating. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery, Estherville. She died on Monday, May 20, 2019 at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Visitation will be from 9:30-11 a.m., Friday at the funeral chapel.

Iris Mardelle Stroup the daughter of William and Iva (Ammons) Henley was born Aug. 6, 1932, at home in Buena Vista County, Iowa.

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She received her education and graduated from Linn Grove High School in 1949.

On Dec. 2, 1950, she was united in marriage to Elvin Stroup in Linn Grove, Iowa. In December of 1956 the family moved to Estherville where Mardelle worked at Avera Holy Family Hospital for 37 years. She retired in 1998. Mardelle enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends. Elvin died in 2002.

Mardelle was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Estherville.

Left to cherish Mardelle's memory are her children, Barbara (Dennis) Koenecke of Estherville; Charles Stroup of Estherville; Carol (Doug) Bosma of Emmons, Minnesota; Jane (Marc) Bell of Blue Earth, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren with one on the way; and sister, Wanda Grote of Sioux Rapids, Iowa.

She has been preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters, Arlene, Norma, Avis and Irma; three brothers, William, Burt and Craig.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to First Presbyterian Church, St. Luke Lutheran Home, Spencer, Iowa or Kindred Hospice. The Stroup family would like to thank the St. Luke Lutheran Home for the wonderful compassionate care given to their mother.



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