Alfred “Steve” Accola, 102, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at the Emeritus at East Mesa in Mesa, AZ.
Alfred was born on April 3, 1911, in Alleman, IA to Louis & Carrie (Alleman) Accola. He attended school in Alleman and was baptized and confirmed in the Salem United Church of Christ in Alleman. He married Maybelle Trulinger on Nov. 24, 1937. He became a well known farmer in the Alleman area, winning many ribbons at the Iowa State Fair and also was the first farmer in Iowa to go to 30” corn rows. Later in life, they enjoyed traveling and spending the winters in Mesa, AZ and eventually lived in AZ year round. He was married for 53 years. He married again in July of 1994 to Gladys “Jo” Magis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two wives, sister-in-laws, relatives & friends. He is survived by many nieces, nephews and their families who have been blessed to have him in their lives for so many years. We will miss him!
A graveside service will be held at the Lincoln Cemetery near Alleman in the near future.