Warren Eveland

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Warren Eveland, 102, of Oskaloosa, passed away November 27, 2023, at the Mahaska Health Hospice Serenity House.

Warren Eugene Eveland, son of Dwight and Ina Mae Denburger Eveland, was born April 20, 1921, at his parent’s home in Jefferson Township, Mahaska County, Iowa. He was raised on the family farm and attended country school. At age 21, he entered the Army Air Corps and served in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, and the Rhineland offensives. He was awarded six Bronze Stars, among many other medals. After his discharge, Warren returned to Mahaska County and resumed helping his father on the family farm. January 6, 1949, Warren married the love of his life, Adeline Van Mersbergen, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa. They rented three different farms in southwest Jefferson Township before purchasing their farm, also in Jefferson Township, in 1966. As a young man, Warren’s father insisted that he cut wood. Warren developed a skill and liking for the job and cut wood until he was over 100. He supplied many area residents with wood to warm their hearths and homes. Warren enjoyed hunting with his sons and extended family.

Warren was a charter member of the Bethel Christian Reformed Church, the American Legion, and the National Rifle Association. Warren’s family includes his sons: Duane and Elaine Eveland and Eugene Eveland; daughter-in-law, Debra (Eveland) Van Wyngarden, all of Oskaloosa; eight grandchildren: James (Shelli) Eveland, Brian (Jody) Eveland, all of Eddyville, Eric (Terrie) Eveland of Oskaloosa, Sara (Dan) McCue of Grinnell, Brenda (Tim) Morrow of Altoona, Jason Eveland (fiancée Jamie Johansen) of Johnston, Kristen (Paul) Toppin of Waterloo, and Jonathan (Sarah) Eveland of Orange City; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Warren was preceded in death by his wife Adeline, son Verlan “Fish” Eveland, daughter-in-law Gloria Eveland, sister Wilma Eveland, and brother Wallace Eveland.

The family would like to give their sincerest thanks to Terrie for the outstanding care she gave to Warren.

Funeral services for Warren will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, with Reverend Doug VanDerPol officiating. Open visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023, with the family present from 4-7 p.m. at the Langkamp Funeral Chapel to greet friends and relatives. Military Honors will be conducted at the graveside at Weldon Cemetery in Mahaska County. Memorial contributions may be made to Mahaska Health Hospice Serenity House.

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