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Iowa’s oldest veteran dead at age 106

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 11:49 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES (AP) — Iowa’s oldest veteran has died at age 106 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

A spokesman for the home says Floyd Teske died Monday morning.

Mike Hines, staff assistant to the home’s commandant says Teske had lived there since 2007.

Teske’s death was first reported Monday by the Des Moines Register.

A photo of Teske hangs in the Iowa Gold Star Memorial Museum at Camp Dodge in Johnston among 40 notable Iowa veterans.

Teske was born July 10, 1906, on a farm north of Decorah.

He was married to Helen Holze for 32 years. They had no children.

Teske entered the U.S. Army in May 1942 at age 36 and was discharged in October 1945.

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