Obituary of LeOra Wells
A funeral service for LeOra Wells, age 96, of Lake Park, will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. Burial will be at Ocheyedan Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, February 3, 2020 from 6:00-8:00PM at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Milford. On January 29, 2020, LeOra went to meet her Lord and Savior at her daughter Sharon's home in Gretna, Nebraska. LeOra Elsie Claus Wells, daughter of Henry and Martha (Dass) Claus was born June 18, 1923 on a farm near Ocheyedan, Iowa. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion Lutheran Church near Ocheyedan, Iowa by Pastor E.J. Kallsen. She attended Center and Zion Lutheran School and graduated from Ocheyedan High School in 1941. LeOra was united in marriage to Darrell Wells on February 20, 1944. They farmed together on a farm north of Ocheyedan for thirty eight years until retiring in Lake Park, Iowa in the fall of 1981. They spent over thirty winters in Mesa, Arizona. LeOra served her Lord as an active member of Zion Lutheran Church teaching Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School. She was a member of the LWML, (Lutheran Womens Missonary League) and also sang in the choir. After moving to Lake Park she became a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and was a member of the Concordia Guild. Grateful for sharing her life are her daughters, Sharon Bossman of Gretna, Nebraksa, Charlene (Terry) Bockman of Milford, Iowa and Marlene Keller of Apache Junction, Arizona; grandchildren, Michael (Kathleen) Bossman, Jeffrey (Kelli) VanGelder, Joel (Angie) VanGelder, Jason (Melanie) VanGelder, Sarah (Doug) Beck, Laura (Ian) Folsom and Hans Jacob Keller; great-grandchildren, Makayla Bossman, Madison Bossman, Paige (Jesse) Reed, Madison (Jesse) Glade, Megan (Kyle) Knutson, Codey Fisher, Theodore VanGelder, Brooke Galema, Katrin VanGelder, Elsie Beck and Dylan Beck; great-great-grandson, Beckett Glade; sisters-in-law, Vivian Wells and Marlys Claus and many nieces and nephews. Preceding LeOra in death are her husband for over sixty-four years, Darrell; brother, Roger; sister, Irene; son-in-law, Gary Bossman; granddaughter-in-law, Amanda VanGelder.