Eula Lorraine Iverson, 90, of Mandan ND, formerly of New Rockford, passed away September 18, 2021, at CHI St. Alexius Hospital, Bismarck ND.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, September 27, 2021, at Mandan United Methodist Church, Mandan ND with Pastor Bruce Adams as officiant. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 26, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM.
Eula Lorraine McKenna was born June 1, 1931, in Buffalo WY to Ross and Elise (Mayor) McKenna. Eula attended elementary school and graduated from high school in Kaycee WY.
Eula was united in marriage to Roderick (Rod) Iverson on June 24, 1950, in Buffalo WY. They primarily lived in the rural Kaycee WY area, moved to Billy Creek WY in 1958 when Rod became employed by MDU, to Devils Lake ND in 1970, and then to New Rockford ND in 1975. Eula moved to Mandan ND in 2015.
Eula was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Her primary career was a homemaker until her children were grown. She then was employed at Sears and Roebuck as a Parts Manager in Devils Lake ND. After moving to New Rockford she was employed as a Bookkeeper at New Rockford Clinic, Chevrolet Oldsmobile Dealership, and Eddy County.
Eula was a member of Mandan United Methodist Church. She was an avid volunteer for many organizations including 4H (Leader) in Billy Creek WY, The United Methodist Church (Treasurer), United Methodist Women, Senior Meals & Services (volunteer and board member), and as an EMT for the Community Ambulance Service, all in New Rockford ND. She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary and a member of the Eddy County Human Rights Committee.
Above all she loved spending time with family. She was a very talented seamstress and tailor, designing and sewing everything from wedding gowns to upholstery. She was a member of the New Rockford Quilting Club, creating hundreds of quilts enjoyed by many. She loved traveling, gardening, reading, card clubs, dancing, and square dancing.
Eula is survived by her children, Carla (Terry) Forde, Mandan ND, Gary (Mary Ann) Iverson, Hattiesburg MS; son-in-law, John A McLaurin, Devils Lake ND; grandchildren, John R (Laura) McLaurin, Devils Lake ND, Travis (Jill) McLaurin, Fargo ND, Amie Forde, Mandan ND, Shawn (Natalie) Forde, Bismarck ND, Missy (Travis) Abrahamson, Devils Lake ND, Amber (Chris) Williams, Petal MS, Andrea Forde (Eric Helbling), Mandan ND, Jennifer (Zach) Shemper, Jackson MS, Brandon (Meg) Forde, Fargo ND; 24 Great Grandchildren; three Great-Great Grandchildren; special nephews, Paul (Sue) McKenna, Winnett MT, Lloyd (Meryl) McKenna, Lewistown MT.
Eula was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Elise McKenna; husband, Roderick (Rod) Iverson; brother, Robert “Bob” (Mae) McKenna; daughter, Carol McLaurin; grandson, Dustin Iverson.
The family suggests memorials be directed to Mandan United Methodist Church, ND Veterans Cemetery, McKenna Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund (www.wycf.org), or a charity of your choice in Eula’s name.