Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The arrangements are under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Eldon Leroy was born on March 21, 1920, in Council Bluffs, to George M. and Rose (Oliver) Angeroth. He attended country school in Council Bluffs.
Before entering the service, Eldon worked for Standard Oil Pipe Line. On April 20, 1942, he entered the Army Air Force, where he completed his basic training at Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls, Texas. Due to the status of World War II, the need for soldiers intensified and Eldon experienced a short training as the call up was in alphabetical order. Consequently, he was shipped to Kelly Field and assigned to B17 in the training command and the 392nd Bomb Group. After proudly serving his country, Eldon was honorably discharged on Dec. 13, 1945.
On May 3, 1945, Eldon was united in marriage to Rose Mae Lee (while still serving in the military) in Council Bluffs. They lived in Fort Worth, Texas from May to December, working with the B24. This union was blessed with three children: Sharon, Sandy and Eldon Jr.
Upon returning from Texas, Eldon began farming in the Crescent area. This was shortened due to being flooded out, and the family moved north of Sac City, at the end of 1947.
Eldon enjoyed camping and traveling. In 1974, Eldon and Rose began traveling during the winter to Texas and in 1975, changed their travel to Arizona. This winter travel continued for 32 years. They traveled to every state in the union, including Alaska and Hawaii; all the Canadian provinces; Mexico; and to Europe (two times).
Farming was the true calling in Eldon's life. He loved the land and the lifestyle it provided for his family. Eldon farmed until his "retirement", however, he remained active in farming, with his son, until the age of 86.
Those left to cherish Eldon's memory are his wife of 65 years, Rose Mae of Storm Lake; his children: Sharon (Charles) Eddy of Newell; Sandy (Norm) Knoke of Storm Lake; Eldon Jr. (Lynn) Angeroth of Early; grandchildren: Rob (Julie) Seil of Cincinnati, Ohio; Mark (Mary Luz) Seil of San Francisco, Calif.; Lori (Rodney) Schakel of Monroe; Robin (Paul) Knutson of Storm Lake; Cory (Jacque) Angeroth of Salt Lake City, Utah; Kari (Gilbert) Montano and Melissa Angeroth, all of Chandler, Ariz.; great grandchildren: Courtney Seil, Caitlyn Seil, Kacie, Kayla and Kolby Schakel, Logan and Jordyn Borchardt, Carson and Catherine Angeroth, Matthew and Lexi Montano, and Madison Angeroth; one brother, Howard Angeroth of Florida; extended family and many friends.
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Cleone Angeroth and Theodore Angeroth (in infancy); sister, Olive Angeroth; son-in-law, Steve Seil; and sister-in-law, Doris Angeroth.