Maynard Eugene Satern
Birth date: April 22, 1919
Death date: January 3, 2012
Maynard Eugene Satern age 92, of rural Riceville, passed away at his home on Tuesday January 3, 2012.
Maynard was born April 22, 1919 to John and Lillie Hundertmark Satern in Chokio, MN. Maynard graduated from Bode High School, Bode, Iowa in 1937. On February 15, 1939 he was united in marriage to Wilma Delores Torgerson. They lived in the Bode area and had three children before Maynard was drafted into the Army during WWII.
Maynard served in the Pacific theater. He was with the landing of the beachhead at Okinawa and earned a purple heart. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945. After returning home and having another child, Maynard moved his family to rural Riceville to farm.
Maynard will be remembered for his love of life, friends, and family. He enjoyed putting up his Christmas decorations for years, fishing with the guys, having a cup of coffee with everyone.
He is preceded in death by his wife Wilma, a daughter and son-in-law Kay and Larry Anderson, a son and daughter-in-law Steve and Betty Satern and a grandson-in-law Jamie Buser.
He is survived by a son Gary (Loretta) Satern of Mason City, IA, daughter Kathy Runde of Jefferson City, MO. Twelve grandchildren: Gene (Jody) Satern, Kim (James) Knudsen, Deanna (Bob) Nost, David (Cindy) Anderson, Sheila (Brian) Jones, Angie (John) Milewsky, Daphne Buser, Kelly (Kurt) Wix, Randy (Miki) Runde, Kristy (Mark) Zeitler, Dan Anderson, Kari (Dayne) Olson, thirty great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are Dick (Marge) Satern and a sister Beryl Edwards and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, January 6, 2012, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Riceville, Iowa
Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at the McIntire United Methodist Church in McIntire, Iowa.
Burial will take place in the Wayne Township Cemetery in rural McIntire, Iowa.