Eleanor Zephie Dostal

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Eleanor was born on November 5, 1925 and passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Eleanor was a resident of New Hampton, Iowa at the time of passing.

After the third grade, Dad needed his kids to help at home so the Shileny children went to country school, and while they often walked to the school that was 1 1/2 miles south of their farm, Eleanor had fond memories of her dad picking them up with the sleigh and horses.

During World War II, she wrote scores of letters to servicemen, many of them who were family members and friends, and when the war ended, she began seeing an Army Air Force veteran named Joseph Edward Dostal, who was from the Little Turkey area.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Lawler, with Rev. Aaron Junge celebrating the Mass. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Saturday.

Funeral arrangements are with Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory.

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