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Iven Raymond Wachter

July 2, 1916 May 28, 2006
Iven Raymond Wachter
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Worthington, Minnesota          Iven Raymond Wachter, 89, was born on July 2, 1916, in Hadar, Nebraska, the son of Arnold and Emma Schloch Wachter.  He attended school in Hadar and farmed with his dad.  He moved to Alexandria, Minnesota, in the late 1930’s.  Iven married Helen Iverson on May 9, 1941, in Alexandria.  They moved back to Nebraska, where he farmed and drove truck.  In 1944, they moved to Worthington, Minnesota, where he farmed until his retirement.  He also worked for the ASC office and served on the Bigelow Elevator Board for several years.  Iven was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Worthington.  He was also an active member of the Elks Lodge, Lions, and the Shriners.  Iven died on Sunday, May 28, 2006, at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, Minnesota.      Iven is survived by his wife, Helen, of Worthington; two sons, Gerald (Joan) Wachter, of Worthington, and Eugene (Charlene) Wachter, of Worthington; one daughter, Lori (Craig) Nienkerk, of Worthington; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; five step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren, and one brother, Willis Wachter, of Norfolk, Nebraska.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother.      Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with the Rev. Richard Ricker officiating.  Casket bearers will be Kevin Wachter, Monte Wachter, Kim Dehen, Andrew Wachter, Emily Nienkerk, and Cariana Wachter.  Honorary bearer will be Amn. Tyler Nienkerk.  Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.Family prefers memorials.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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