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Everett Dale Amis

September 26, 1929 - July 30, 2018
From: Greenville, IA
Everett Dale Amis

Everett Dale Amis

Born: September 26, 1929
Died: July 30, 2018
Age: 88

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    Everett Dale Amis, the son of Farris and Anna (Swanson) Amis, was born September 26, 1929 on a farm near Greenville, IA.  Everett attended Greenville School and graduated from Greenville/Rossie in 1947. He spent his entire life on the family farm with the exception of 2 years when he served in the Army, becoming a Corporal and participating in the Korean War.

     Everett married Verlie Schenatzki of Truesdale in August of 1960.  A son, Jeff was welcomed to the family in 1961.  Everett loved the farm, having been taught well by his father, Farris Amis.  He loved to preserve the past: often recalling stories of friends and their families.  He especially liked antique cars and tractors.  Some of the tractors were restored family tractors.  He and his wife, Verlie participated in many parades.  He served as President of the Iowa Great Lakes Antique Car Club.  He was a member of the Northwest Iowa 2-Cylinder Club, serving on the board.  Everett was a member of the Greenville Congregational Church serving as chairman of the board and other official capacities.  He served on the Clay County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, the CD Farm Service Board, the Board of Magistrates, and the Clay County Fair Board.  The Clay County Fair was very special to him, serving on the board for over 30 years, 5 of which was as President.   He was Superintendent of the Cattle Dept. for many years and was pleased to be replaced by a good friend, Dr. Roger Larson.  In 2008, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his dedication and service to Iowa Fairs.  The award was presented to him by the Association of Iowa Fairs at its annual meeting.  In 2010, he received the Heritage Award on the national level by the International Association of Fairs recognizing his dedication and service to fairs.  This award was presented at the annual meeting in Las Vegas.

   Everett was a devoted husband, grandfather and friend. His honesty, integrity and friendliness were known to all he met. He could always seem to find good in anyone he met and strived to remember them on a first name basis. Everett and Verlie spent many quality times together especially with close friends and family. They supported each other in all life’s endeavors.

    He passed away at Northshire Residence in Spencer on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the age of 88.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Geraldine.

     Everett is survived by his wife, Verlie of Greenville; a son, Jeff and his wife, Teresa of Kansas City; two grandchildren: Mallory and Andrew; a sister, Darlene Prather and her husband, Virgil of Spencer in addition to several nieces and nephews and other relatives and many friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be 2:00P.M., Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the First Congregational Church in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Clay County Fair or the Greenville Congregational Church.
OFFICIATING
Rev.Tonna Parsons
CASKET BEARERS
Max Lundt
Dean Hoogeveen
Steve Holles
Jay Lundt
John Lundt
Ralph Lundt

Honorary Bearers
Tom Fogarty           Sherwood Myers
Bruce Simons          Roger Nelson
Clint Jones              Dave Gustin
Dale Opdahl           Dave Simington
Tex Sonius              Jay Prather
Dean Saunders        Kent Zalaznik
Jerry Ramler



VISITATION
Visitation will begin after 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, with the family present from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M., Wednesday evening at the Warner Funeral Home.
MUSIC
Organist - Elina Ozolins

Soloist - Dennis Larson
"No Night There"
"Peace In The Valley"

Soloist - Mike Patten
"The Lord's Prayer"
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery - Spencer, Iowa

Military Services will be conducted by the American Legion - Glen Pedersen Post #1
and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159

There will be a time of refreshments at the church following the burial.

Condolences

Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 3:16 PM
“Verlie... our thoughts and prayers are with you always.. Dale & Becky”
- Becky Woolery
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 9:45 PM
“There will always be fond memories of Everett from my childhood. He was a wonderful and kind man, a good neighbor and friend of our family. Sincere sympathies to Verlie and family from my brother Alan, my husband Rick and myself.”
- Barb (Hagedorn) Corey
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 7:59 AM
“Verlie...my sympathies to you and your family. thoughts and prayers sent to you...Nicole Christensen”
- Nicole Christensen
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 2:24 PM
“Verlie, One of my fondest memories goes back to the day you, Everett and I sat around your kitchen table with Greenville-Rossie School year books and recounted many great school and community times and people. May a lifetime of memories fill your heart with comfort and joy. God bless. ”
- Nancy Taylor
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 12:44 PM
“Verlie, Jeff, and family
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Everett. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. I feel I was truly a privilege to have met Everett, and experienced his beloved Clay County Fair with him last year. The fair will not be the same without him. I am thinking of you and sending my love. -Jessica”
- Jessica Evans
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 12:44 PM
“So sorry for your earthly loss! He was a very nice man! Verlie, Darlene and Virgil, You have been so supportive and I know you will miss him greatly! Know that there are many prayers out there for you! ”
- Nancy and Jim Hartmann
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 12:44 PM
“Verlie and family,
So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed talking with Everett (Bald Eagle) when he came into the office at FS. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.”
- Mark &Alene (Brinkley) Peters and Family
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 9:14 AM
“My Sympathy to you and your family,RIP Everett,”
- Doyle Engebretson
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 9:13 AM
“Verlie, So sorry about Everett's passing. You all were so part of the Larson family. My 16 years in Greenville means so many memories for me still.”
- Aaron and Robin Larson Roy
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:09 AM
“Verlie,
I just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Everett was such a kind man and I am thankful for the wonderful friendship you both shared with my family throughout the years. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead. ”
- Nicki (Lundt) Pemberton
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 7:09 AM
“With deep sympathy.”
- Carol Albers
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 8:49 PM
“Verlie and family, So sorry for your loss!”
- Teresa A Frerichs
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:57 PM
“We are very sorry for your loss. Words are never enough, praying for and thinking of you during your greif with deepest sympathy. ”
- Chris Annetta Jamie Alex Caitlin and Maegan
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:40 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort go out to the Amis family! ”
- Benj and Jan Simpson (Hyannis Congregational Church)
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:40 PM
“Verlie, Jeff and family,
Our sincere sympathies go out to you.....we were saddened to hear of Everett's passing.
You are certainly in our prayers...and we know that God will carry you through these difficult days.
WHERE THERE IS SADNESS, LOVE PLANTS A GARDEN OF MEMORIES.
We know that the time you had together, many beautiful memories were made. Dwell on them.
- Bob & Audrey Schmidt
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 2:40 PM
“So sorry to hear of Everett's passing. You and your family are in my prayers and in my thoughts. Shelly lorenzen ”
- Shelly lorenzen
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 8:08 AM
“We are so very sorry to hear of Everett's passing. Verlie and Jeff and family, you are in our prayers. Take care.”
- Lance and Shirley 3
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:52 AM
“Oh Verlie, I am saddened to see this. My heartfelt sympathy goes to you and Jeff and family. I am so sorry for your deep loss and aching hearts. I will forever be grateful to you and Everett for your kindness and help to Terry last fall, for you helped him procure a priceless gift. Know that you are surely in my prayers now, and in all the days to come! Fondly ~”
- Marcia Steffen
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