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Iona Marie (Renspie) Midtovne

April 21, 1928 ~ November 14, 2017 (age 89)

Iona M. Midtovne, 89 of Rochester and formerly of Winona, died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, MN.

Iona Marie was born April 21, 1928, in Winona, MN to Walter and Ivo (Marsh) Renspie.  In September 1947, she married Willie Midtovne.  They lived in White, SD on the Midtovne family farm, where she became a farm wife and raised their six children in a house without electricity and indoor plumbing.  She was a very hard worker and loved gardening.

Iona is survived by three daughters:  Edith (John “Pete”) Peterson, Sioux Falls, SD; Krystal Marie Sunshine, Watertown, SD; and Virginia (Don) Zuraff, Tyler, MN; one son, Clifford (Joy) Midtovne, Red Wing, MN; 11 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; a sister Evelyn Neyers, Bradley, IL; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons: William and Lyle Midtovne; two grandchildren, Matthew Midtovne and Tracy Handel; and two great grandchildren Wyatt Midtovne and Hattie Wang; and a sister Dolores.

Funeral services for Iona will be 10 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 120 Pleasant Hill Drive, Winona.  Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, MN.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, November 24, at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona.

Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home and Crematory, Winona, MN and Fountain City, WI.   Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at

 Service Information

November 24, 2017

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona, MN
1476 West Broadway
Winona, MN 55987

Funeral Service
November 25, 2017

10:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
120 Pleasant Hill Drive
Winona, MN 55987

November 25, 2017

11:00 AM
Woodlawn Cemetery
506 West Lake Blvd
Winona, MN 55987

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