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Andrew H. Iverson -- Dodge Center

DODGE CENTER -- A memorial service for Andrew H. Iverson, a former mayor of Kasson, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Concord Church of Christ in Old Concord, with the Rev. Gordon Sorenson officiating. Spring burial will be in Concord Cemetery. The Kasson American Legion and Mantorville VFW will conduct military rites at the church.

Mr. Iverson, 77, of rural Dodge Center, a longtime veterans service officer, died Sunday (Dec. 29, 2002) at his home.

He was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Canisteo Township, Dodge County, and grew up there. From 1942 to 1946, he served in the Navy. On May 18, 1946, he married LaVonne M. Kirkland in Kasson. They lived in California for a time and in 1957, moved to Kasson, where they owned and operated B&D; Cafe. In 1986, they moved to rural Dodge Center. He was a Dodge County Veterans Service officer for more than 20 years and served two terms as mayor of Kasson. His wife died in 1997. Mr. Iverson was a member of Concord Church of Christ, Kasson American Legion, Mantorville VFW, Eveleth Chapter of the Eastern Star, and was a Mason and a Shriner.

Survivors include a daughter, Laura Iverson of rural Dodge Center; two sons, Rickie Lee (Mary) and Jamie (Kathleen), both of Kasson; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Katherine Rosecke of Kasson. He was preceded in death by a son, three brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call an hour before the service Thursday at the church.

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Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Concord Church of Christ building fund.

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