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LouElla Sampson Dec. 16, 1912 - Dec. 6, 2009

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DAWSON -- LouElla Viola Sampson, 96, of Dawson, died Sunday at the Johnson Memorial Home in Dawson.

The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson. Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Hanson & Dahl Funeral Home in Dawson.

She was born Dec. 16, 1912, in Lac qui Parle Village to Julius and Almira (Barrett) Spiess. She attended rural school west of Watson through the eighth grade.

On March 21, 1936, she married Herbert O. Sampson in South Dakota. She worked for 18 years as a retail clerk in the drugstore and was also a waitress. She remained in her home until March 30, 2009, when she moved to Prairie Meadows Assisted Living and then on Oct. 7, 2009, she entered the Johnson Memorial Home.

She is survived by a son: Gaylan (and Janet) Sampson of Smithville, Texas; a daughter: Lynette (and Rolland) Matthews of Norco, Calif.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 14, 1991, one brother and two sisters.

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