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Doug Eblen, 72, of rural Bridgewater

Funeral Services: Will be held on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena with burial in the St. Mary’s Cemetery, rural Bridgewater. A luncheon will be held at the church following services. Father James Ahnenkora will officiate the service. 

Open Visitation: Will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena. 

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena. 

Memorials: May be directed to the HCI Hospice of Osceola. 

Charles Douglas Eblen was born April 6, 1946, the son of Charles and Vivian (Bassett) Eblen in Cass County, Iowa. He passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018, at his home in rural Bridgewater, Iowa, at the age of 72.

Doug grew up in Cass County and graduated from Cumberland-Massena High School. He attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska. On June 12, 1965, he was united in marriage to Karen Brawe in St. Timothy's Catholic Church-Reno. To this union five children were born: Michelle, Lisa, Scott, Dan and Justin. He farmed all of his life and raised Simmental cattle. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and razor riding in Arizona. For the last ten years he and Karen wintered in Arizona. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Simmental Association and he held several positions on the board at Crestwood Hills Golf Course in Anita.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Eblen; father and mother-in-law, Art and Fern Brawe.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Eblen of Bridgewater; children, Michelle Crill and husband Todd of Creston, Lisa Funke of Bridgewater, Scott Eblen of Bridgewater, Dan Eblen and wife Mindy of Greenfield and Justin Eblen and wife Angie of Cumberland; 16 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; sister, Kathy Olson and husband Al of Kearney, MO; two brothers, Paul Eblen and wife Tami of Massena and Joe Eblen and wife Jennifer of Linn Creek, MO; other relatives and friends.

 

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