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Darice E. Gates 1926-2011

Apr 7, 2011

Graveside service for Darice E. Gates of Spencer will be held Friday, April 8, at 4:30 p.m. at Union Cemetery in Humboldt. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Darice Elaine Gates, daughter of Allan and Cleora (Wells) George, was born Feb. 13, 1926 in Humboldt. She began her education in country school near Humboldt and then attended Humboldt High School.

She was a bookkeeper and secretary for many years at various businesses.

On Aug. 15, 1953, Darice was united in marriage to Gerald Gates.

Darice and Gerald farmed in northwest Iowa their entire life. The last place they farmed for 24 years, was near Laurens.

Darice passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. She was 85.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Kathy Elaine Gates; twin grandsons, Keith and Jonathon Gates; her husband, Gerald Gates; four half sisters; a brother; and a sister.

She is survived by her sons, Gary Gates of Spencer and Michael Gates of Minneapolis, MN; her daughter, Karen Halder and husband, Louis of Spencer; grandchildren, Katie and Thomas Gates and Matthew (Abby) and Timothy Halder; brothers, J.R. George of Humboldt and Jerry George of Humboldt; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com