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Gail Lucille Cleveland

October 10, 1918 October 19, 2019
Gail Lucille Cleveland
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Obituary for Gail Lucille Cleveland

Gail Cleveland, age 101, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Accura Healthcare of Cresco.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco, Iowa.  Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in rural Nashua, Iowa with a graveside service beginning at 2:30 pm.

Gail Lucille Cleveland was born on October 10, 1918 to Van and Lena (Jones) Bonwell in Nashua.  She attended country school near Colwell, completing the eighth grade.

On October 18, 1939, Gail married Loren Cleveland in Charles City.  To this union five children were born.  They raised their family in rural Cherry Grove and around the Leroy area.  Her days were filled with the duties of a farm wife and mother.  She raised milk cows, pigs and chickens, planted a large garden, canned vegetables and had a beautiful strawberry patch. She was a wonderful cook, making homemade noodles for her famous chicken noodle soup. Christmas time included plenty of holiday baking, filling ice cream pails with her homemade candies to share with her family. 

Gail and Loren loved to go fishing.  Their favorite fishing spot for bullheads was near Faribault, Minnesota.  They enjoyed playing cards, especially 500, trips to the boat in Marquette for a day of gambling and an occasional stop for Bingo in La Crescent. 

Gail was a member of the Chester United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed being a member of the community and was known for her kind and giving heart.  She truly enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Family was always an important part of her life. 

Survivors include her four children; Gary (Betty) Cleveland of Thorton, Iowa, Sharon (Leo) Armstrong of Dexter, New Mexico, Sheryl (Jim) Koster of Leroy, Minnesota and Larry (Audrey) Cleveland of Decorah, Iowa, 21 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great grandchildren and 3 great-great-great grandchildren.

Gail is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Loren in 1988, son Rodney in infancy, granddaughter Karmen and several brothers and sisters.


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Visitation

Thursday

24

Oct

10:00 AM 10/24/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lindstrom Funeral Homes - Cresco

119 2nd Avenue Southwest
Cresco, IA 52136

Lindstrom Funeral Homes - Cresco
119 2nd Avenue Southwest Cresco 52136 IA
United States

Service

Thursday

24

Oct

11:00 AM 10/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lindstrom Funeral Homes - Cresco

119 2nd Avenue Southwest
Cresco, IA 52136

Lindstrom Funeral Homes - Cresco
119 2nd Avenue Southwest Cresco 52136 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

Just off of Cty Rd T76
Nashua, IA 50658

Just off of Cty Rd T76 Nashua 50658 IA
United States
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