Neva Ewald

Neva Ewald

Neva Ewald
May 23, 1920 – April 9, 2018
Sigourney, Iowa | Age 97

Neva Ewald, 97, of Sigourney died Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. Neva Mary Ewald was born May 23, 1920 in Tilton, Iowa, the daughter of Cloyd and Amy Rose Fisher.

Neva was a 1938 graduate of What Cheer High School. Neva was united in marriage to Ray Alvin Ewald on October 18, 1941 in Kirksville, MO. The couple lived in North Carolina while Ray was serving in the U.S. Army during WWII.

In 1945 they returned to the What Cheer area where they farmed for the next thirty-one years. Neva was not only a homemaker, she was also a farm wife and most importantly a mother of five children. Later, she also worked at Kingsberry Manufacturing for ten years.

Neva was a member of the Federated Women’s Club of Sigourney and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary. She enjoyed dancing, gardening, and sewing. Neva was an outstanding cook, no one left her house hungry. She was well respected amongst her peers and she had a very outgoing personality.

Neva is survived by two sons, Ron Ewald of West Branch and Gary Ewald of Marion; two daughters, Linda (& Denny) Weber of Cedar Rapids and Nancy (& Steve) Quelle of Cedar Rapids; a daughter -in-law, Kathy Ewald of Keota; ten grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; a brother, Junior (& Mabel) Fisher of Sigourney; two sisters, Sharon (& Russell) Fogle of Cedar Rapids and Norma Alpers of Gibson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray Ewald; a son, LeRoy Ewald; a brother, Virgil Fisher; and three sisters: Dorothy Hymes, Velta McBride, and Nettie Fisher.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in What Cheer.
Burial will be in the Garrett Cemetery at Delta.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 am on Friday and last until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Manor House Care Center.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at



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