Elwood Loving

Monday, November 12, 2012

Elwood John Albin Loving was born on January 2, 1920 on a farm near Albert City, to Elmer and Esther Loving. He was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City. After completing high school at Albert City, he attended Capital City Commercial College, attaining a business administration degree in 1940 in Des Moines. Shortly after college, he joined the army and proudly served his country from 1941 -- 1945.

On January 6, 1952 Elwood was united in marriage to Edna Vesgaard Madson in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. With this union a family was created, with Duane H. Madson Jr. being 8 yrs old at the time of their wedding and soon four children were born, Kurt, Debra, DeeAnn and Scott. Together they farmed near Albert City, until they retired in 1985, then moving to their home in Albert City.

Elwood was a dedicated farmer, who took great pleasure in working the land. After retirement Elwood & Edna enjoyed spending time with family, winter trips to Arizona, visiting Sweden and researching genealogy. Elwood was an active member in the community, serving on many boards and being a leader.

Elwood was preceded in death by Edna his wife of 44 years, Verna, his second wife of 8 years, his parents, Elmer and Esther Loving, Lorraine Bloom, sister, Jerome Loving, brother, and grandson, Mike Madson.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Duane (Sherryl) Madson, Albert City, Kurt (T.C.) Loving, Humboldt, Debra (Bill) Brackey, Green Valley, Ariz., DeeAnn (Stan) Cotton, Sioux City, and Scott (Teresa) Loving, Albert City. His grand children, Karna (Kirby) Eddie, Adel, Steve (Denise) Madson, LaVista, Neb., Daniel Loving, Humboldt, Maren Loving, Wheaton, Ill., AnnaLise (Tom) Christenson, Humboldt, Kristen (Ernie) Alvarez, Kialua, Hawaii, James Brackey, Tucson, Ariz., Ali Brackey, Scottsdale, Ariz., Brooke (Eric) Thompson, Spirit Lake, and Jeff Loving, Storm Lake, & 7 great grandchildren, Trae & Chase Eddie, Cole & Clay Madson, Ernie (Robbie) & Evan Alvarez, Braelyn Thompson & Wyatt Christenson. Elwood was a loving, hard working, conservative man who always looked at life positively and as a blessing.

Elwood died on November 5, at the Pleasant View Nursing home where he resided for the last 11 months.