Carvel J. Naeve of Woodward


Carvel J. Naeve, 92, of Woodward passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bouton. Burial with military honors will follow the service at the People’s Cemetery in rural Bouton. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Murdock Funeral Home in Perry. It is preferred that masks be worn and social distancing be observed.

Carvel Louis Naeve was born Nov. 12, 1927, on the Naeve farm in rural Woodward, where he lived his entire life. He was the only child of Louis R. and Elsie H. (Bodansky) Naeve.

Carvel graduated as Valedictorian of the Woodward High School class of 1945. He immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army and attended South Dakota State University until he entered into active duty in 1946.

He was a proud World War II veteran, serving his country stateside. He was honorably discharged in February 1947.

Carvel returned home to farm with his father, Louis, and his Uncle John. He was a livestock and row crop farmer. He made lots of hay!

On Aug. 12, 1956, he married Phyllis A. Pardun at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bouton. They had three daughters, Kristie, Sue and Ann.

Carvel enjoyed nature, including hunting, fishing and gardening.

Bridge playing, cribbage and reading western books were favored activities.

Family was always important, as he followed the girls’ activities wherever they went.

In retirement, Carve and Phyl loved to travel.

Carvel was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bouton, Woodward American Legion Post 211 and the Boone County Farm Bureau.

Left to cherish Carvel’s memory are his wife of 64 years, Phyllis, of Woodward; daughter, Kristie and husband, Jerry Brown, of Algona; sisters-in-law, Suzi, Norma and Linda Pardum; and many friends and family members.

In death he rejoins his parents, Lou and Elsie; daughter, Sue and son-in-law, Mark Duke; infant daughter, Ann; brothers-in-law, Orin, Paul, Bert and Gary Pardun; and sister-in-law, Alene.

Memorials will be given in Carvel’s memory to Woodward American Legion Post 211 and scholarships for Woodward-Granger High School graduates.


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