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Irvin George Maaland

February 5, 1944 - November 1, 2019
From: Everly, IA
Irvin George Maaland

Irvin George Maaland

Born: February 5, 1944
Died: November 1, 2019
Age: 75

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Irvin George Maaland, the son of George and Irene Simington Maaland was born February 5, 1944 in Spencer, IA. His childhood years were spent in Ruthven, IA where he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. After his sophomore year in Ruthven, Irvin moved to Sutherland, IA where he graduated from high school in 1962. During this time Irvin enjoyed working on the farm with his mom and step-dad, Everett Amendt. 

Irvin was drafted into the Army for 2 years and deployed in Vietnam. After he was discharged from the service he returned to Iowa and married Sharon Lee Stoner on June 25, 1967. They farmed in the Sutherland area and were members of Bethel Lutheran Church.  Later they moved near Everly, IA to farm and raise animals and joined Hope Lutheran Church. In 1985 he began working for the area co-ops in Everly and Fostoria selling and delivering propane until his retirement in 2012.

          Irvin loved life and everyone in it. This was evident by an ever-present smile that greeted everyone he met.  Irvin enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, horses, team roping, bird watching and camping, especially when his children and grandchildren were with him. He loved parking cars on horseback at the Clay County Fair. In later years, Irvin would scour the countryside for old tractors to collect and bring back to running condition. He was still working on them till the day he passed! 

          Irvin was preceded in death by his father George Maaland, step-father Everett Amendt, mother Irene Amendt and daughter Kristin Maaland.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sharon; a son and his wife, Corey and Sara Maaland of Clear Lake, SD; a daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Steven Nelson of Elk Point, SD; seven grandchildren, Alicia Nelson and her fiance David Thomas, Eric Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Grady Maaland, Mady Maaland, Trey Maaland and Gavin Maaland; one brother, Dennis Maaland of Everly, IA; two sisters and their husbands; Denise and Galen Blankers of Matlock, IA, and Cheryl and Ed Punt of Durham, NC; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Roberts of Peterson, IA; one brother-in-law and his wife, Roger and Jane Stoner of Peterson, IA; many relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, November 8, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established in Irvin's name.
Pastor Dan Taylor
Alicia Nelson
Eric Nelson
Grady Maaland
Christopher Nelson
Mady Maaland
Trey Maaland
Gavin Maaland
Roger Daum
David Thomas
Will be on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. with the family present at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly, Iowa.

"The Old Rugged Cross"
By Kevin Ruesink

Congregational Hymns
"How Great Thou Art"
"Amazing Grace"

Organist, Cynthia Knapp
Burial will take place at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Oakland Cemetery
Peterson, Iowa


Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 8:55 PM
“Sharon & Family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Irv. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Duane & LuCinda Wilson”
- Duame & LuCinda Wilson
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:35 AM
“Sharon & family Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Irv.
Shirley & Fred”
- Shirley Sorensen
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9:03 AM
“Dear Maaland family, Thinking of you with deepest sympathy”
- Nancy Taylor
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:09 AM
“We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless. ”
- Cooper & Sam Helwig
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:25 AM
“Paul and I are so saddened to learn of Irv’s passing. We’ll always remember his friendly personality. One of the Good Guys in this world. Our deepest sympathies for his family. Praying for you all.”
- Nancy Wick
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:25 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss and that I could not be there for you all you're whole family is in my prayers”
- Kenny Kirk
Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:25 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss, Maaland family. Irv and Sharon were both people I would seek out at church when I was home visiting. I’ll miss that big smile and his hugs. I can only imagine the reunion between him and Krissy!”
- Molly Steffen Juza
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 3:58 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. The loss here physically is so heart wrenching but gives us greater hope and comfort for our eternal home. May Gods light and love shine on you and give you peace. I will always remember Irvs words of encouragement and smile. With deepest sympathy, Joy and Brad Cole”
- Joy (Bishop) Cole
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 3:58 PM
“Corey, Carolyn and Family -- I was so saddened to learn of your parents' accident, injuries, and your dad's passing. I just watched the tribute video, and I can easily recall that smile of his. He was a bright spot as are the two of you who continue his legacy. Know I'm thinking of you and your families and holding you close in my heart. ”
- Julie Christensen
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 3:58 PM
“Ir was a "brother" and a "son" to the Steinert and Banks families,,, many happy memories now he has taken his fishing pole and headed to Heaven to caught the big ones... God take care of Sharon and his family,,, our prayers are with all of you.. God bless them ... Jacque Steinert Banks Banks and Steinert families”
- Jackie Banks
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:21 AM
“Big hugs to you, Sharon. Greg & I have very fond memories of Irv ❤️ I loved being his dancing partner at hospital parties when you & Greg were party poopers😍 So heart-warming to picture him & your beautiful Krissy together with Jesus❤️”
- Ann Lear
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:21 AM
“My Condolence to Irv’s family. ”
- Jon Sorenson
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM
“We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our love and prayers across the miles. ”
- Patrick, Joanna, Bella, & Jack Bartholomew
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM
“My condolences to the Maaland Family. I worked with Irv at the Elevator in Fostoria. Irv has the gift to "gab" and through conversation we found out we are distantly related 3rd cousins ( I believe). After his retirement we still kept in touch through the exchange of Christmas cards and his visits to the elevator. Irv was such a kind and gentle soul, he will be missed.”
- Dustie Millsap
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 8:55 AM
“Carolyn and family-
My deepest sympathies go out to your family in the passing of your father. Know you are in my prayers.”
- Kari Jo James
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:51 AM
“So very sorry for the loss of such an awesome guy!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!”
- Lisa Scott
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 3:57 PM
“Sending our sympathy to you, Sharon and family, in the loss of Irv. He always had a smile for everyone. May your great memories comfort you at this difficult time. Jerry & Cyndee Gross”
- Cyndee & Jerry Gross
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:53 AM
“So sorry for the loss of irvan. Prayers to you Sharon and family. ”
- Rod and sherri stephas
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“So sorry to hear about Irv. Prayers and blessings to your family Sharon. ”
- Kathy Reed
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:06 AM
“Our sympathy to Irv's family. Good customer and gas man. always friendly. Jim, Ila, Bryan, and Jody Nelson/”
- JIm and Ila Nelson (Nelson Locker)
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:25 PM
“My deepest sympathy....I will always his visit to my brother who was in a nursing home with Parkinson’s disease and how much it meant to Dave Barringer”
- Marilyn Barringer Yoakum
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:25 PM
“Oh, Sharon. Sending my love and a big hug. Prayers to you and your family.”
- Sheila Tesch
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 4:32 PM
“My heartfelt condolences go out to your family. ”
- Amy (Rassler) Gibson
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 4:32 PM
“So many prayers being sent for all the family...for strength & healing for Sharon, & for peace & comfort only the Lord can give to you all through grieving such a loss. So many cherished memories from way back when & the short years spent around Krissy & you all. Hugs & deepest sympathies. ”
- Lisa Day
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:46 AM
“Thoughts, prayers and healing in the loss of Irv. ”
- Kristi Zimmer Peck
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:46 AM
“My sincere sympathy Sharon to you and your family! I remember him as a good natured guy who always had a smile on his face. Praying for you with all my love

- Jo Runkle
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM
“Irv has been loved by friends and family all of his life, he will be deeply missed by all.
- Chuck Phillips
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 8:00 AM
“Dear Maaland Family,
Our hearts go out to you during this time of grief. May you be reminded of all of the wonderful memories you shared. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Cutshaw Family”
- Roger, Leslie, Rachael and Hannah Cutshaw
Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:59 AM
“OMG, I am so very sorry to all 3 of you for your loss. Irv was a kind and gentle soul I will never forget. The only good thing I can say is our Lord met him at heaven'gat8e and took him.into His arms and one day, all of us will see him again. Steve called to tell me. I love you so much.Sharon and Carolyn and Corey and well but you may.not remember me. We never.know what will happen to any of us. I put all of you on my prayer chain at my church. May.God bless you all.
Much love in Christ
Pat kelly”
- Pat Kelly Steinert
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 1:05 PM
“My deepest sympathy to all of you. Irv was an awesome person. I am sure you have many many wonderful memories to keep in your heart. You are in our prayers.”
- Claudia Seavert
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 11:54 AM
“Sharon, Carolyn, Cory, and family, so very sorry to hear about the loss of Irv. We have so many fun memories of the kids in school and doing family things together. Irv's big, friendly smile will be missed. Sharon, hold tight to your faith and know many are praying for your family. Our hearts are hurting for all of you. Love, Gary and Vicki”
- Gary and Vicki Seversen
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:10 AM
“Just wanting to send my deepest sympathies to you all. Irv was a special guy and had a wonderful laugh and great smile. He will be missed by all. May the Lord be with you all at this time.”
- Dawn Munger Fuhrman
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:10 AM
“Sharon, Carolyn, Corey & Families. So sorry to hear of Irv’s passing. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers. We had such hope to hear things were going better for each of you. We can’t be with you in person but we send our love to you all. May God wrap his arms around you as you get progressively better Sharon & all of you as you mourn your awesome husband, dad, grandpa. Hugs. John & Nancy”
- John & Nancy Heuck
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:10 AM
“My heart hurts for you Sharon, Carolyn, Cory, and families. . . I will miss his hugs whenever and where ever I saw him! He was truly one of the best.”
- Sherri Steffen
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:10 AM
“Thinking of your many great memories of being youth sponsors with Irv and Sharon and all the times we spent together.. a great husband, father and grandpa.. Praying for healing for Sharon and comfort for your and hugs”
- Glenda & Clair Jacobsma
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:10 AM
“Please accept my condolences. Irv was such a nice guy and I am sure he will be greatly missed.”
- Corbin Puhrman
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:10 AM
“Sharon, Cory, Caroline and families- I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Irv and such a kind, sweet man💕. Thoughts and prayers for your peace and comfort at this time.”
- Carrie Calhoon
Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 7:10 AM
“So sorry for your loss, sending prayers for you and your family ”
- Rodney Whitecotton
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4:15 PM
“So sorry for loss. There is never the right words to say except God be with your family. Irv will be missed”
- Mark and Jo Horstmann
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3:28 PM
“So sorry Sharon and family . Will remember the good times through pork producers. May you rest in peace”
- Pam lux
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3:09 PM
“So sorry for your earthly loss! We are praying for comfort and healing at this time for you and your family. Know we are thinking of you! God bless you all!”
- Nancy and Jim Hartmann
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 3:08 PM
“Sending our sympathies, I will remember him as always with a smile! Prayers for your family and healing for Sharon ”
- Judy Bang
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