Maurice J. Fevold

A funeral was held today for Staff Sgt. Maurice J. Fevold. He was born near Badger in 1923. He died Dec. 23, 1944, when his plane was shot down in Germany. The plane wasn’t found until a few years ago, and his remains were identified this year.

Carol Foltz (Webster County Genealogical Society president) attended the funeral.


An honor guard from the Patriot Guards waited outside before the funeral started.


William Bushman (left) is Maurice Fevold’s great-nephew. Maurice had an older sister, Jeanette. She was William Bushman’s grandmother.


The medals that Maurice Fevold earned with his service. The box will hold the flag that was draped over his casket.


Members of the military honor guard have loaded the casket into the hearse.

The procession leaves for Blossom Hill Cemetery near Badger.

Family History Month 2014

We have a small display in the Fort Dodge Public Library. We decided to feature ancestors who served in World War I. Many Webster County residents, both men and women, either served in the military or aided the war effort at home.


Webster County Genealogical Society President Carol Foltz stands next to the society’s Family History Month display at the Fort Dodge Public Library.

The back of the display focuses on men from the area who served in the military during World War I.


October meeting

We will meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, in our room at the Fort Dodge Public Library. We will set the officers for the coming year, and finish working on our display for Family History Month. The display should be installed in the library next week.