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Neoma Jean Isebrand

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July 18, 1929 - November 14, 2021


Visitation for Neoma Isebrand will be from 5 - 7 p.m., Nov. 19, 2021, at Estherville Lutheran Church in Estherville. Funeral services will be at the Estherville Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 20 with Pastor Tim Johnson officiating. Neoma will be laid to rest at Bingham Township Cemetery in Woden.

 Neoma Jean Isebrand, daughter of Kenneth and Carrie (Skilbred) Holland, was born on July 18, 1929, on a farm south of Woden. She passed away at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville on Nov. 14, at age 92.

Neoma graduated from Buffalo Center High School and then attended one year of business school in Mason City. She was united in marriage to Virgil Isebrand on Jan. 9, 1948 at Grant Lutheran Church in rural Woden. After their marriage the couple lived in Woden, where Neoma raised their family. In 1973, they moved to Fenton and operated the Polar Bear Lounge and Neoma’s Café. The couple then moved to Wayne, Neb. and operated a poultry farm. They moved to Estherville in 1995, where she was employed at Hardees for 19 years.

Neoma was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing computer games, going fishing, and doing word searches and jumble puzzles. She took great pride in taking care of her yard.

Neoma is survived by her children Steven (Linda) Isebrand of Lake City, Fla., Joyce (Allen) Rogers of Kansas City, Mo., Joan (Rodney) Uthof of Bancroft and Cory (Nancy) Isebrand of LeMars; and a heartfull of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Virgil, daughter Pamela (Bob) Stallings, great-grandsons Andrew Cantu and Dayton Isebrand, brothers Norbert, Randy and Jerry (Winnie), sister Ina Lester, sister-in-law Viola (Raymond) Spear and brother-in-law Orville Isebrand. 

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