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Information for Edgar W. “Bill” Divine
28 April, 1904 – 11 December, 1982
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
December, 1982
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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E. W. 'Bill' Divine

    Graveside services for E.W. "Bill" Divine, 78, of Coeur d'Alene, formerly of Caldwell, who died Saturday, Dec. 11, in a Coeur d'Alene nursing home, will be conducted l0:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Parma Cemetery, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    He was born April 28, 1904, to Mr. and Mrs. William Divine in Onawa, Iowa.   He moved with his family to Spencer, Iowa and was reared and educated there.  He attended Grinnel College in Grinnel, Iowa.  He lived with his parents in Sioux City, Iowa, Topeka, Kan., and Albert Lee, Minn., before going to work for the Hollandale Marketing Association, in Hollandale, Minn., where he worked for the next 11 years as general manager.  While living in Hollandale, he served on the school board and was mayor.  He married Dorothy Karrett, Sept. 5, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa.  They lived in Hollandale, Minn. for the next ten years.  They moved to Caldwell, where he was employed by Western Idaho Potato Growers as general manager for one year.  They moved to Parma, where he was employed by J.C. Watson Produce Company as sales manager for 28 years until he retired.  He was a member of the Parma Masonic Lodge and served on the City Council.  After his wife died in 1981, he moved to Coeur d'Alene.
    He is survived by one son, Bob Divine of Post Falls and two grandsons.
    He was preceded in death by a son in 1954.

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