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George Lewis Alger

Friday, July 27, 2007

Funeral services for George Lewis Alger, 82, of Gillett Grove, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Warner Chapel of Spencer. Rev. Julie McCullough will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. today with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will take place at Dickens Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Dean Johnson, Wyatt Brinkley, Rich Larson, Bob Larson, Mel Cornwell and Richard Berger.

Honorary casket bearers will be Alysia C. Alger, Philip Bargfrede and Grant Bargfrede.

George passed away on July 25, 2007, at his home.

George, the son of William "Bill" and Ethel (Speed) Alger, was born July 11, 1925 in Logan Township, Clay County. His childhood years were spent in the Gillett Grove area, where he received his education, graduating from Gillett Grove High School in 1943.

George married Dorothy Salton on Feb. 15, 1948, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Following their marriage, they farmed for many years near Gillett Grove. He was a member of the Gillett Grove Methodist Church. George was active in 4-H and that organization was very important to him. He was a 4-H leader in Logan Township, was a member of the Clay County 4-H Committee and served as the Clay County Fair 4-H Beef Superintendent. He was the first recipient of the "Long Time 4-H Beef Volunteer" award and the 1996 "Clay County Cattleman of the Year." He also sponsored a calf for the Clay County Scramble Calf Program for several years. In 1963 and 1965, George was able to obtain the coveted Clay County Iowa number 1 car license plates. He was a member of the Evening Shade Lodge No. 312 in Spencer, Evening Shade Chapter No. 116, the Order Of The Eastern Star in Spencer, Scottish Rite Consistory and the Abu Bekr Shrine of Sioux City, Past Master of Perfection Lodge in Webb and the Farm Bureau.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers: Orrin and Don.

George is survived by is wife, Dorothy of Dickens; one son Roger Alger and wife, Ruth of Missouri Valley; two daughters: Janice Alger of Dickens, and Diane Bargfrede and her husband, Craig of Ankeny; three grandchildren; and one sister, Karen Titler of Everly.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.