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Ione Kespohl, 96

Ione Albertina (Krause) Kespohl, age 96, of Delano, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

Funeral services will take place Friday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano. There will be a reception of family and friends one hour prior to the services Friday, from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Cassel Cemetery in Delano. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Ione was born Oct. 12, 1923, in Montrose, to Carl and Mabel (Wetter) Krause.

She married Elmer Kespohl June 24, 1944, at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, and lived on his farm west of Delano until they moved to an apartment in Delano.

Ione was a long-time member of the Mt. Olive Women’s Club and Altar Guild. She worked at Butterfield Evergreens, making wreaths, for 15 years.

Ione was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer, Aug. 31, 2000; and a daughter, Bonita J. Fisher; as well as her parents, Carl and Mabel Krause; brother and sister-in-law Marvin and Virginia Krause, and brothers-in-law Wallace Jaunich, Roy Dalchow, and Vernon Yager.

She is survived by daughters Marlys M. Spieker, and Gale M. Kespohl; grandchildren Erik and Erinn Spieker; sons-in-law Scott Fisher, Donald Spieker, and Dennis Schlomka; sisters Eldoris Jaunich, Mildred Yager, and Luella Dalchow; brothers Eldon (Leora) Krause, and Robert (Donna) Krause; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

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