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Leota M. Barkve 1915-2009

Feb 17, 2009

Funeral service for Leota M. ?Barkve of Emmetsburg is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Steve Ellerbusch will officiate.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge.

Mrs. Barkve died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. She was 93.

Leota Maude Barkve was born Nov. 28, 1915, in Monroe, IA, the daughter of Orin “Lee” and Edna Viola (Hitchler)?McQuown. She attended Vernon Township #6 School and then Emmetsburg High School where she graduated.

On March 11, 1935, Leota and Norman Barkve were married in Emmetsburg. The Barkves were in the restaurant business for several years. Leota also worked at the Emmetsburg Hatchery and at Berkleys. She was employed at Palo Alto County Hospital for 13 years. Leota was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her children: Norman Barkve, Jr. (Patti) of Tallahassee, FL, Jerold Barkve (Pat) of Tullahoma, TN, James Barkve (Jean) of Chico, CA, Linda Weber (Wilmer) of Graettinger, Carol Hellickson of Flagstaff, AZ, and Jeanine Larson of Rim Rock, AZ; 17 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Lee McQuown of Curlew; a sister, Clara Rowlet of Emmetsburg; a son-in-law, Clifford Lampe of Lakeport, CA; and a daughter-in-law, Monique Barkve of Sacramento, CA.

Mrs. Barkve was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman; two sons, Kenneth and Alan Barkve; a daughter, Marilyn Lampe; three sisters, Beulah Olson, twin sister Leona Knudson, and Rose Reeves; and four brothers, Ralph, Thomas, George and Leland McQuown.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com