Loren M. Iverson, of 721 47th St. S., Great Falls, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at Peace Hospice, after several weeks of a courageous fight with lung and heart conditions.
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His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Montana State Veteran's Cemetery on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Schnider Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted at www.schniderfuneralhome.com.
Loren was born April 25, 1930, in Virginia, Minn., to Edwin H. and Alma C. Iverson. The telegram of the birth to his grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa Narum, read: "She's another boy!"
Loren spent his early years with his parents, brothers and sister on a farm near Fosston, in Polk County, Minn. In 1945, the family moved to Belgrade, where Loren graduated from Belgrade High School in 1948.
For a few years, Loren worked on farms and in mechanic shops until joining the Air Force at the beginning of the Korean War. He served in both Korea and Japan during the war. His Air Force job was as a truck driver, hauling bombs from seaports to air bases.
After his military service, he went back to Chisholm, Minn., and worked as a painter for his uncle, Car. At this time, he met Dorothy, his wife to be, and they were married Aug. 1, 1959.
Soon Loren and Dorothy moved their family to Bozeman, at which time he worked for a short time at Gallatin Field Airport. Loren then secured a lifelong occupation with the U.S. Postal Service and was a mail carrier in Bozeman for 30 years. He retired from the Postal Service, and he and Dorothy still held jobs in other sectors of the Bozeman-Belgrade economy.
In 2001, they moved to their home in Great Falls to be closer to their daughter, Misi, and her new family. Loren enjoyed skiing and skating and was a very accomplished league bowler in Bozeman.
He is survived by his daughter, Misi Turner, and grandchildren, Mayson, Parker and Reagan of Great Falls; sister, Marilyn (Marvin) of Dillion; and brother, Ron of Helena. In addition, several children, including daughters, Linda Taber of Superior, Wis., and Carole Sarri of Seattle, Wash.; sons, Earl Anderson of Milwaukee, Wis., Michael Anderson of Superior, Roger (Cleo) Anderson of Helena, Elwood Saari of Seattle and Greg (Debbie) Sarri of Richland, Wash.. He also has dozens of nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Preceding him in death was Dorothy, his wife of 47 years, in May of 2006. Also preceding him were his parents, Edwin and Alma; his brother, Harley, who passed away in 1997; and a son, Gary, in 2003.
Loren was a dedicated husband, father and grandpa. One of his greatest joys was spending time with Mayson, Parker and Reagan.
Dad, I love you. -Misi
Schnider Funeral Home
1510 13th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405-4501
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Oct. 9, 2007