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Welcome new member Terry L. Thompson

Terry L. Thompson of Chariton was recognized as a member of the Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution on March 22, 2019. Compatriot Thompson’s Revolutionary War Patriot was Thomas Lottridge who served as a Private in the 1st Regiment of the New York Militia and is the six times great-grandfather of Terry Thompson. [...]

Remembering former IASSAR President, Darrell Martin Wilkins

https://www.olsonpowell.com/notices/Darrell-Wilkins Darrell Martin Wilkins, age 73, of Madisonville, TN, formerly of Mt. Pleasant, IA,  passed away March 25, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Darrell was born February 19, 1946 in Hamburg, Iowa, to Verne and Elma (Hansen) Wilkins.  He attended Freemont-Mills High School where he was a standout athlete.  After graduation he attended Junior College in Eagle Grove, Iowa where he played basketball until he transferred to Sioux Falls College in Sioux Falls, SD on an athletic scholarship to play football.  Although a knee injury ended his playing career before the season even started, Darrell continued to attend Sioux Falls College where he met his wife of 50 years, Suzette Millett.  After two years at Sioux Falls he decided to attend the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Dallas, TX to pursue a career as funeral director and embalmer.  Darrell and Suzette were married in the Dallas area on November 7, 1968 and Darrell graduated from mortuary school the following August. Upon graduation, Darrell completed a one-year internship in Sydney, Iowa to finish his education.  After receiving his funeral director and embalmer licenses, he worked at funeral homes in Muscatine and Des Moines, Iowa [...]

Remembering SAR member Charles Donald Steck

  Charles Donald Steck, age 90 of Oswego, Illinois, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018. He was born March 20, 1928 in a Ford Model T, on the Springbrook Farm in Naperville, Illinois. A story he cherished and loved to share. He was the first-born son of Doyle and Esther (Hollingsworth) Steck. He grew up on a farm in Naperville, where he went to school and became a key player for the Redskins at Naperville High School, which earned him a scholarship to attend and play football at University of California in Ventura for the Pirates. While in Ventura he joined the Ventura Fire Department as a Firefighter. He later served four years in the Army National Guard. Charles later met his loving wife, Patricia (Plum) Steck and married on September 23, 1950, at the Community Baptist Church in Warrenville, Illinois. They settled in Warrenville for over 20 years before moving to Oswego, Illinois, where they lived over 40 years. Charles retired as a bricklayer. He loved spending time traveling with his family, including trips to Arizona, Caribbean, Alaska, Hawaii and several family reunions in Florida, where his grandson and family reside. One of his favorite trips was the [...]
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