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Eric L. Ivarson

May 12, 1978 — March 5, 2023

Cleghorn

Eric L. Ivarson

Cleghorn, Iowa

           Funeral services have been planned for Eric L. Ivarson, age 44, of rural Cleghorn, who passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023 in Sioux City, Iowa.  His funeral service will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church in rural Meriden with Pastor Tyler Stauffer and Father Tim Hogan officiating.

            Burial will be at Liberty Township Cemetery in rural Meriden.

            Visitation with family present will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Friday, March 10, 2023, with a prayer service at 7 P.M. at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church.

            Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

ERIC L. IVARSON

 

BORN: May 12, 1978 ~ Cherokee, Iowa

PASSED AWAY: March 5, 2023 ~ Sioux City, Iowa

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

10:30 A.M. Saturday, March 11, 2023

Oakdale Evangelical Free Church; rural Meriden, Iowa

CLERGY

Rev. Tyler Stauffer & Father Tim Hogan

 

MUSIC

“Take It To Jesus”

Sung by Ona Deubner & Brielle Stauffer

“Daddy’s Hands”

Sung by the Stoll Family

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS

“My Soul Finds Rest”

“In Christ Alone”

Pianist: Jill Freed   Guitarist: Ross Peterson   Violinist: Josh Hancock

Song Leaders: David Brown & Benjy Deubner

 

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS

Eric & Annie’s Boys

Kiefer                         Kayson                       Koy

Kale                               Kru                   Kamden

CASKET BEARERS

Joel Anderson                                  Nick Patterson

Adam Stoll                                              Brian Thole

Matt Ohlson                         Brandon Ruschmann

Nick Erdmann                                       Joel Ivarson

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Liberty Township Cemetery ~ Rural Meriden, Iowa

 

After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are invited

to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

 

Arrangements are under the care of the

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa.

Eric Lee Ivarson, 44, of rural Cleghorn, passed away on March 5 unexpectedly from medical complications following a fall on his farm. He leaves behind his wife Annie, and 6 sons: Kiefer Lee (10), Kayson Joseph (8), Koy David (6), Kale Patrick (4), Kru Victor (2), and Kamden Craig (4 months).

Eric was the first-born son of Craig and Lynn Ivarson born on May 12, 1978, in Cherokee. He attended Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn community schools and graduated from Dordt College in 2001, majoring in Ag Business. He began farming soon after and on July 23, 2011, he married his love, Annie Stoll, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Primghar, IA.

Eric was deeply rooted in his family, farming, and faith. He was a devoted father and husband who loved teaching his boys in the shop and spending time together boating and fishing on many Sunday afternoons. As a farmer Eric was known for his ingenuity, always rebuilding equipment and inventing creative solutions. He was a visionary and not afraid of a challenge. His generous and gentle spirit will be greatly missed, he was a steady and loyal presence for all who knew him. He loved his Savior Jesus Christ and led his family in following God’s Truths.

Eric was preceded in death by his grandparents Ervin (Barbara) Ivarson and Ed (Betty) Bjorge and Annie’s grandfathers Joseph Stoll and Duane Haley.  Along with his wife and boys, Eric is survived by his parents Craig and Lynn Ivarson, brother Joel (Wendy) Ivarson, and sister Kristin (Nick) Patterson of Cherokee. Annie’s parents David (Teresa) Stoll of Linn Grove, brother Adam (Jamie) Stoll of Primghar, sister Aubree (Brian) Thole of Ashton and grandmothers Shirley Stoll and Joan Haley. He will be greatly missed by his extended family, community, and friends.

A fund has been set up for the Ivarson family at Security State Bank of Paullina. Memories, stories, and pictures can be emailed to ivarsonboys@gmail.com for a family memory book.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 10, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Oakdale Evangelical Free Church

1207 450th St., Meriden, IA 51037

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Prayer Service

Friday, March 10, 2023

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Oakdale Evangelical Free Church

1207 450th St., Meriden, IA 51037

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 11, 2023

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Oakdale Evangelical Free Church

1207 450th St., Meriden, IA 51037

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