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A resident of the Ava community for the past 26 years Almena M. Sturgeon, daughter of Carl Salzbrenner and Ethel M. McBride Salzbrenner, was born on Jan. 9, 1922, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and departed this life on June 27, 2006, in Seymour, at the age of 84.
Almena was a resident of the Ava community for the past 26 years moving from Wisconsin. She was a homemaker. On July 3, 1941 Almena and Richard H. Sturgeon Sr. were united in marriage in Chicago, Ill., and to this union one son was born.
Almena was a member of the United Church of Christ. She loved bowling, crocheting, going out to eat and especially loved waffles and listening to Lawrence Welk music. She also really enjoyed reading her Bible and being with her friends and family.
Almena was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard Sturgeon Sr. in 2003.
She is survived by her son and wife, Richard H. and Alice Sturgeon Jr., Ava, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 30, in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with Rev. Tim Brubeck officiating and cremation following. Burial of cremains will be in the Hubbard Cemetery at a later date and time.
Visitation is Friday from 9 a.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Salvation Army.
Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.