|James Edwin Hibbs of Storm Lake was born Oct. 26,
1947 in Storm Lake to Edwin J. and Fidelis (Mernin) Hibbs. He was baptized
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Laurens and confirmed in Fonda OLGC
He attended Fonda OLGC School. Jimmy worked for the Frankl Brothers
Farms for 10 years. In 1975 he and his brother, Jerry, went into partnership
feeding hogs and cattle. He was also a volunteer at Genesis Development.
Jimmy was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. He
enjoyed collecting hats.
On Sept. 18, 2001, Jimmy passed away at Buena Vista Regional Medical
Center in Storm Lake at the age of 53.
He is survived by his parents, Edwin and Dae Hibbs of Storm Lake; a
brother, Jerry Hibbs of Storm Lake; a sister, Gloria Hibbs of Storm Lake;
several aunts and uncles; numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and a sister, Jeanette
Services were held Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church
with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Father Robert Schimmer officiated.
Farber and Otteman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Richard L. "Rich" Evans, age 50, of Newell, died Monday, Sept.
17, 2001 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake following
an apparent heart attack.
Funeral services were Friday, Sept. 21, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Lakeside
Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Ken Bell of Storm Lake United Methodist
Church officiating. Graveside services were at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept.
21, 2001 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pender, Neb. Fratzke Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established.
Richard Lee Evans was born Dec. 30, 1950 in Pender, Neb., the son of
Floyd and Mab (Martinson) Evans. He graduated from Pender High School in
1969. He was employed as a plant engineer at IBP in Storm Lake.
Rich was united in marriage to Sheila Lynn O'Sullivan on March 16,
1974 at the United Methodist Church in Wayne, Neb.
He was a former member of the Nebraska National Guard and enjoyed camping,
caring for and riding his horses and training his hunting dog.
He is survived by his wife Sheila, Newell; four sons: J. Timm Evans,
Laurens, Jason Evans, Wayne, Neb., and Chad and Troy Evans, Newell; a sister,
Donna Anderson and her husband, Andy, Pilger, Neb.; a brother, Roger Evans
and his wife, Glenda, Fort Collins, Col.; and numerous nieces, nephews,
extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Clarence L. Heck, 81, of Littleton, Colo., a retired farmer formerly
from the Storm Lake area, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001. Services were held
Friday, Sept. 14, 2001 at Horan and McConaty Family Chapel, Lakewood, Colo.
Interment was in Fort Logan National Cemetery.
Clarence Heck was born in the small town of Coleridge, Neb., on Feb.
20, 1920. His parents were Ida and Henry Heck. Clarence was one of five
siblings, including an older brother Harold, two sisters, Lucille and Hilda
and a younger brother Merlin.
On Feb. 6, 1941 Clarence married Darie Hight.
As a young man, Clarence was a milkman, a brakeman and electrician
for the Union Pacific railroad, served as a military policeman in World
War II and was a farmer. He farmed in the Storm Lake area from 1964 to
1977. Clarence retired from farming in 1977 and moved to Littleton, Colo.
He continued to work after his "retirement" at various endeavors and family
businesses. He was always there when people needed a helping hand. In his
younger days in Glidden he helped an elderly neighbor for years with his
bed-ridden wife, getting her up in the mornings and putting her to bed
at night. He was a talented man, as most farmers need to be to succeed.
He was a mechanic, an accountant, a tax man, a horticulturist, a carpenter,
a plumber, an electrician, knowledgeable in husbandry, a veterinarian,
a husband, a father, a teacher and a friend. Clarence worked hard and provided
well for his family and did it with love and concern in his heart. His
hobbies included hunting, fishing and camping.
His friendliness, quiet and giving ways, patience, knowledge, wisdom
and sense of humor will be sorely missed by those who knew him.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Harold;
his son Allen; and his granddaughter Consuela.
He is survived by his wife Darie Heck of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters,
Arlette Hein of Littleton, Colo. and Pam DeBoth of Englewood, Colo.; two
sons, Dean Heck and Kevin Heck, both of Littleton, Colo.; 13 grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2255 S. Oneida
St., Denver, Colo. 80224.
Marie Sweet, age 76 of Clarinda, formerly of Creston, died Tuesday,
Sept. 18, 2001 at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, where she had resided.
Marie F. Sweet was born Feb. 14, 1925 at Alta to Nels Bengsten and
Millie (Thor) Bengsten. In 1945 Marie was united in marriage to Edwin J.
Sweet, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1999.
Marie worked at a Storm Lake newspaper and at the 3 & 71 Truck
Stop Cafe. She moved from Clarinda from Creston in 1999 and had also resided
at the Eiler House, which she enjoyed very much.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Edwin J. Sweet; sisters
Virginia Patton and Maryon Nelson; and brother Wes Bengsten.
Survivors include her son Jay Sweet and wife Renae of Clarinda; daughter
Jan Bailus and husband David of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and
her sister Joyce Peterson of Alta.
Memorial services will be held later with burial in the Storm Lake
Cemetery. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Arthur Joseph Assmann, 69, of Alta, were held
Monday, August 28, 2000 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Storm Lake, with
Rev. Msgr. Gerald J. Stessman officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery
in Alta. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of arrangements.
Arthur was born October 26, 1930 at Earling, the son of Joseph Albert
and Doloris Egan Assmann. He graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High
School in Dunlap. On November 10, 1952 he married Junella Langenfeld at
Arthur served in the Marine Corps from January 22, 1952 to January
21, 1954. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, playing
cards and going to the casino. He was loved by all. He was a member of
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and American Legion Post
#224 of Dunlap.
Arthur passed away on August 25, 2000 at Buena Vista County Hospital,
Storm Lake. He is survived by his wife, June Assmann; seven children: Tim
and Barb Assmann of Hay Springs, Neb., Dr. Dan and Leah Wernimont, Pocahontas,
Ed Assmann, Covington, La., Steve and Lynn Laski, Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Kyle and Lori McGowan, Crete, Neb., Sue Stevens, Alta, and Dean and Jean
Assmann, Roland; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Bob Assmann and Bernard
and Rene Assmann, all of Dunlap; three sisters: Gen and Greg Schwery, Houston,
Tex., Helen and Louis Stoltz, Dunlap, and Katie and Mello Langenfeld, Imperial,
Neb.; six brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Melvin Schechinger, Manilla,
Gladys Dolan, Palm Desert, Calif., Bob and Carol Langenfeld, Eagle Grove,
Joe and Anne Langenfeld, Onawa, Marie and Francis Graeve, Earling and Delores
and Joe Jacoby, Waterloo; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Machayla
Alice Peterson Matson
Funeral services for Alice Peterson Matson, 57, of Sioux City, formerly
of Marathon, were Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000 at United Methodist Church in
Marathon, with Rev. David Schumann officiating. Burial was in the Storm
Lake Cemetery. The Smith-Loterbour-Powers Funeral Home in Laurens was in
charge of arrangements.
Alice M. Matson was born on April 13, 1943, near Marathon, the daughter
of Wilbur Peterson, Sr. and Fern (Martin) Peterson. Alice was educated
in the Marathon schools, graduating from Marathon High School in 1961.
She also attended a lab technicians college in Minneapolis.
Alice was married twice and helped raise three stepchildren. She spent
most of her adult life in Sioux City, where she ran a day care out of her
home. Alice had been in failing health for the past several years.
Alice was a member of United Methodist Church in Marathon. She was
also a volunteer for the Salvation Army, making dolls for children. In
her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, dressing and collecting dolls.
Alice died Oct. 5, 2000, at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City.
Survivors include her sisters: RoseBelle Andersen of Webb and Sharon
(Darrell) McConkey of Storm Lake; brother: Wilbur Peterson of Maurice;
three stepchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Howard
Elaine Stoyke Pyle
Funeral Services for Elaine Stoyke Pyle were Monday, Oct. 9, 2000 at
Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Interment was at Buena Vista Memorial
Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Officiating was Rev. Geneva R. Parsons. Music
was provided by organist Deanna Larson. Pallbearers were David Hadden,
Jim Bjorklund, Kenny Bonde, Bill Morrow, Ron Woolridge, and Dale Martin.
Elaine Phyllis Stangland was born Jan 1, 1925 at Alta, to the union
of Edgar P. and Mildred (Moll) Stangland. Her childhood days were spent
in Alta. The family moved to Storm Lake in 1939.
Elaine graduated from high school in 1943. After high school, she went
to work as a telephone operator and homemaker. She was united in marriage
to Fred Stoyke in 1963. He passed away in 1977. She married Paul Pyle in
Elaine was baptized in Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake,
in 1941. She joined St. John's Lutheran Church in Storm Lake in 1963. She
recently transferred her membership to the Newell Methodist Church.
Elaine is survived by her husband Paul Pyle of Newell; sister, Maxine
Faber of Lakewood, Colorado; nieces, Sue Grummer of Rockville, Maryland
and Jan Hart of Carrollton, Texas; and many other relatives and friends.
Earl F. Wright
Funeral services for Earl F. Wright of Schaller were held Monday, Oct.
9, 2000 at the Presbyterian Church in Schaller with Rev. Ken Fells officiating.
Music was provided by Karen Grieme, soloist, and Jean Hogue, organist.
Honorary attendants were all the grand nieces and nephews. Active attendants
were Trevor Wright, Cody Wright, Brad Wright, Brendt Wright, Joe Dungan
and Jay Dungan. Burial was in Cook Center Cemetery, Schaller. Farber and
Otteman Funeral Home of Schaller was in charge of arrangements.
Earl F. Wright was born Oct. 21, 1918 in Sac County, the son of Linus
I. and Lillian I. (Hixon) Wright. Earl attended and graduated from the
Cook Center Country School, rural Schaller. He farmed for many years and
then became a school bus driver for the Schaller school, retiring on Oct.
Earl was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Schaller and also St.
Elmo Masonic Lodge in Early.
On Friday, Oct. 6, 2000 Earl passed away at Buena Vista Manor Care
Center in Storm Lake at the age of 81.
Earl is survived by a half-brother, Forrest McCoy and his wife Karen
of St. Cloud, Minn.; half-sister Jesse Weinkauf of Waterloo; several nieces
and nephews; and several grand nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Linus and Lillian; step-father
Charles McCoy; and a brother, Donald.
Funeral services for Floyd Basil Adolphson, 85, of Storm Lake, will
be held Monday, April 16, 2001 at Barker Funeral Home in Alta with Pastor
David Arulnathan officiating. Burial will be in Elk Township Cemetery,
Alta, with military rites by the V.F.W. Post #6172 of Alta.
Floyd was born Sept. 26, 1915 at Alta to Oscar and Matilda (Vanderhoff)
Adolphson. He attended and graduated from Alta High School in 1934 as class
On Feb. 19, 1950 Floyd married Fern Matzdorff at Aurelia.
Floyd served in the army during World War II as a military policeman.
He worked at Hygrade in Storm Lake for 29 years and retired in 1978. He
loved fishing and the family traveled out west and in Canada for fishing
and camping. Floyd and Fern spent their winters in Texas and enjoyed visiting
family and friends.
Floyd passed away April 9, 2001 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
in Storm Lake. He is survived by three sons, Richard Adolphson of Storm
Lake, Steve and Deb Adolphson of Gilbert and Kenneth Adolphson of Peoria,
Ariz.; one sister, Eunice and Marvin Andersen of Aurelia; three grandchildren,
Tayler, Nicole and Justin Adolphson of Gilbert; and other relatives and
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Fern on Oct. 18,
1999 and his daughter Sandra on Feb. 14, 1953.
Funeral services for Lillian Emelia Jones of Linn Grove were held Friday,
April 13, 2001 at Warner Chapel in Spencer, with Pastor Steve Smith officiating.
Organist was Minnie McKeever and soloists were Greg Drzycimski and Linda
Casketbearers were Brian Carlson, Brent Carlson, Daniel Carlson, Shane
Carlson, Brad Carlson, Neal Carlson, Jill Carlson and Steve Fruechte. Interment
was at North Lawn Memorial Park, Spencer. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer
was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Emelia Jones, the daughter of Carl J. and Ida Nilsson Lorence,
was born Jan. 23, 1914 in Meridan. At the age of one, her family moved
to a farm four miles west of Marathon, where Lillian attended school and
graduated from Marathon High School in 1931. Later, she attended Buena
Vista College in Storm Lake for one year.
Lillian married Carl O. Jones on July 7, 1933 in Rapid City, S.D. Following
their marriage, they moved to a farm near Linn Grove, where they made their
home. Lillian was an active member of Riverside Presbyterian Church in
Linn Grove, sang in the choir and was a soloist for many occasions. She
was also active in the Women's Club, Douglas Happy Neighbors and the TOPS
Club in Royal. She enjoyed gardening and cooking.
Mrs. Jones passed away at her home in Linn Grove on Monday, April 9,
2001, at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her parents and two
sisters, Myrtle Garton and Melva Foval.
She is survived by one daughter and her husband, Marilyn and Oscar
Carlson of Onalaska, Wis.; three grandchildren, Brian and his wife Jeanet
Carlson of Linn Grove, Brent and his wife Debra Carlson of Watertown, Wis.
and Linda and her husband Steve Fruechte of Caledonia, Minn.; five great
grandchildren, Daniel Carlson of Watertown, Wis., Neal, Shane, Brad and
Jill Carlson of Linn Grove; one sister, Minetta Bowman of Buena Park, Calif.;
other relatives and friends.
Ellen Hunter Thomasson, formerly of Middlesboro, Ky., daughter of the
late Case and Grace Thomasson, died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest on April
5, 2001, in Spencer at the age of 63.
A graduate of King College, Bristol, Tenn., Ellen studied one year
at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va., and a year abroad in Montpelier,
France. She taught French and English in several states before moving to
Sparks, Nev., where she earned her master's degree in English literature
from the University of Nevada. Ellen taught literature at Northwest Missouri
State University. She also lived and worked in Florida and California before
moving to Iowa.
Ellen was a loving, caring, outspoken and endearing individual who
made friends easily and was well liked and loved by all who knew her. She
is survived by a brother, Alex Thomasson of Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Sally
T. Sanger of Albany, Calif.; and by two nieces and three nephews. She will
be buried beside her parents in Englewood Cemetery, Southgate, Ky., in
a private memorial service. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of local
Donations in memory of Ellen may be made to the Storm Lake Public Library,
609 Cayuga, Storm Lake, Ia. 50588 or the Middlesborough-Bell County Public
Library, 126 South 20th Street, Middlesboro, Ky. 40965.
Jeffrey Francis Stieneke, 44, of Holstein, passed away Thursday morning,
June 21, 2001, in Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City following a lengthy
illness with cancer.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 25, 2001 at St. Paul Evangelical
Lutheran Church in Holstein. Pastor Bob Stout officiated and burial was
in the Holstein Cemetery. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge
Jeff was born on Aug. 28, 1956 in Cherokee to George and Beverly (Bunney)
Stieneke. He graduated from Cherokee Washington High School in 1974, then
attended vocational school in Sheldon. He was married to Susan Todd on
May 9, 1981 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. He started in the Ford
business as a wash rack technician with Bowers Ford while still in high
school and worked his way to mechanic in the service area. He started Stieneke
Ford in Holstein in 1986 and was very active in the business until cancer
struck in 1995.
Jeff was a member of the Quimby Baptist Church. His hobbies included
working on cars, watching races, especially Nascar, spending time with
his family and friends. His greatest gift of all was the gift to visit
with friends, relatives and customers, many of whom have become his friends.
He always enjoyed meeting new people.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Stieneke, his maternal
and paternal grandparents and an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife, Sue; three children, Tanya, Mike and Kyle,
all at home; his father, George Stieneke of Cherokee; two brothers, John
"Joel" Combes and his wife Jackie of Omaha, Neb. and Greg Stieneke and
his wife Elaine of Cherokee; three sisters, Carol Walker of Omaha, Neb.,
Vicki Marks and her husband Tom of Norfolk, Neb. and Elizabeth Stieneke
and her husband Todd Weiland of Council Bluffs; his in-laws, Darrel and
Elvera Todd of Holstein; two brothers-in-law, Roger Todd and his special
friend Shirley Thompson of Cherokee and Steve Todd and his wife Greta of
Holstein; three sisters-in-law, Sharon Todd of Cherokee, Pauline Schoer
and husband Carl of Holstein and Sheila Bender of Holstein; along with
several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and many friends.
Funeral services for Mildred Hollinger were held June 25, 2001 at the
Methodist Church in Marathon. Rev. David Schumann officiated.
Organist was Nita McLaughlin and vocalist was Gene McLaughlin. Pallbearers
were Greg Olson, Brad Olson, Rick Leth, Dan Davis, Tim Olson, Rob Leth,
Ross Leth, Mark Davis and Todd Davis. Interment was at Poland Township
Cemetery, Marathon. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mildred was born to the union of George and Forilla (Easton) Goodwin
on July 11, 1906. She was raised in Sloan, attending Sloan Public Schools
and later graduating from Whiting High School with the class of 1924. She
was baptized as an infant in Sloan.
Mildred was united in marriage to George Beck on June 16, 1924. George
passed away in 1934. On Sept. 9, 1946 Mildred married Chris Hollinger.
Chris passed away in 1994.
Mildred was a long-time member of the Methodist Church in Sloan, where
she served as church treasurer, church secretary and a Sunday School teacher.
She worked as a bookkeeper, but most of all she was a homemaker.
Mildred passed away on June 22, 2001 in Spirit Lake at the age of 94
years, 11 months and 11 days. She was preceded in death by her parents;
husbands; daughter Christine; three sisters; and five brothers.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Davis of Roseville, Minn.,
Barbara Leth of Lake Park and Lois Olson of Marathon; nine grandsons; one
granddaughter; eight great grandchildren; along with other family and friends.
Dr. Victor Christenson
Graveside services for Dr. Victor J. Christenson of Bowling Green,
Ky., former teacher, coach and school administrator in this area, will
be held at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids at 11:30 a.m. on Monday,
July 2, 2001. Dr. Christenson passed away June 1, 2001.
Gladys Nicholas Kuehl
Gladys Nicholas Kuehl, 94, retired Buena Vista College professor, passed
over into everlasting life on July 28, 2001. Gladys Kuehl and her husband
Ted were faculty members at Buena Vista College from 1947 through 1965.
During Mrs. Kuehl's tenure as Chair of the Speech Department, Buena
Vista College gained national recognition for excellence in debate and
public speaking competitions. In her early years at Buena Vista, she worked
to achieve equal pay and compensation for summer school teaching for women
Mrs. Kuehl was an avid correspondent and maintained regular contact
with many of her students who went on to outstanding careers in law, education,
communications, ministry and business, who credited her with their success.
Comments from former students:
"You listened, encouraged and opened new areas of possibility. You
believed in me and ultimately, I could too."
"When I came to Buena Vista College, probably the most fortunate thing
that happened to me, I was assigned to Mrs. Kuehl's class. She was the
most dynamic woman I had ever had the privilege of associating with."
Mrs. Kuehl was active in the American Association of University Women,
Business and Professional Women and Pi Kappa Delta national forensics fraternity.
Mrs. Kuehl also taught at Colorado Women's College in Denver and finished
her teaching career on the faculty of Southern Colorado University in Pueblo.
She has lived in Tucson, Ariz. since 1979.
She is survived by her daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Gerald, of
Tucson; granddaughter Katrina of Evanston, Ill.; and grandson Chad and
his wife Kristie and their daughter, Emerson, of Evergreen Colo.
Irma Louise Peet
Irma Louise Peet, daughter of Frank and Alma (Meyer) Mittlestadt, was
born Aug. 6, 1908 at Portage, Wis. She received her grade school education
at St. John Lutheran Parochial School in Storm Lake, then graduated from
Storm Lake High School. She went on to secretarial school.
Irma married Leonard G. Peet at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake
on Aug. 30, 1930. To this union a daughter Barbara was born.
She was baptized in Portage, Wis. and confirmed that baptism at St.
John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, where she was a member. She was also
a member of St. John Lutheran Ladies Aid. Irma worked as a secretary for
Bell Telephone for many years before her retirement in 1973.
Irma passed away after a short illness on Monday, July 30, 2001 at
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. She was preceded in
death by her parents and her husband, Leonard G. Peet.
Her survivors include her daughter Barbara and her husband Alex Caraballo
of Plainfield, Ind.; brothers Frank and his wife Betty Mittlestadt and
Ray and his wife Marilyn Mittlestadt, all of Storm Lake; sisters Alice
Schuelke and Doris Gutz of Storm Lake; grandchildren Doug and Debbie Richter,
David and Carol Richter, Diana Caraballo, Nash and Cooper Richter; great-grandchildren
Jenna, Emma, Anna, and Jake Richter; and a host of other relatives and
Irma was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Sliefert Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of arrangements.
Jay R. Beekmann
Jay R. Beekmann, age 80, well-known coach and teacher, died Thursday,
December 6, 2001 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake following
an apparent heart attack.
Memorial services were held Sunday, December 9, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. at
Lakeside Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating.
Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
There was no visitation, the body was cremated.
The Jay R. Beekmann Scholarship Fund has been established at Buena
Vista University c/o of the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Jay R. Beekmann was born September 2, 1921 in Pisgah, the son of Frederick
William and Margaret Ann (Dunkle) Beekmann. He graduated from Pisgah High
School in 1938, received a bachelor's degree from Buena Vista College in
1942 and a master's degree from Drake University in 1956.
Jay enlisted in the United States Army on May 16, 1943 at Camp Dodge
and was discharged from Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas,
on December 21, 1945.
He was united in marriage to C. Jean Haarup on June 3, 1944 at Alexandria,
Virginia. The couple moved to Storm Lake in 1946.
Jay taught and coached at Hayes Consolidated Schools from 1946-1954,
at Lake City in 1955 and then came to Buena Vista College in 1955 where
he was a professor of education, director of athletics and head baseball
coach until retiring in 1986.
He was an active member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church where he served
as an elder and a deacon, he was a member of Hy-Noon Kiwanis, Jewel Masonic
Lodge #309, Pride and the American Association of College Baseball Coaches.
He also was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled
American Veterans and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife Jean, Storm Lake; a daughter, Trudy and
her husband, Gary Lane, Castle Rock, Col.; two sons, Barry and his wife,
Kris, Sioux City and Lonnie and his wife, Jane, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;
eight grandchildren: Matthew and his wife, Lara Lane, Michael and Mitchell
Lane, Brock and Blake Beekmann, and Joshua, Jennifer and Zackary Beekmann,
also two great-granddaughters, Allison and Courtney Lane.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Frederick and four
sisters, Marie McDonald, Cecelia Elder, Alma Holladay and Ella Stokes.
Funeral services for Emma Kreft, 103, of Storm Lake, were held Tuesday,
Dec. 11, 2001 at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Pastor Douglas
Haynes officiating. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Sliefert
Redig Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Emma died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 at Methodist Manor, where she had been
a resident since Jan. 30, 1996.
Emma was born Aug. 20, 1898, the daughter of Hans O. and Louise (Schug)
Mohr, northwest of Auburn in Sac County. She was baptized and confirmed
in Coon Valley Lutheran Church in rural Sac County. On Dec. 20, 1919 Emma
married Martin Kreft. The couple farmed in the Lytton area until his death
in 1945. Emma moved to Storm Lake in 1948 and was employed as a waitress
at Ella's Cafe and in her later years she baby-sat with small children.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and enjoyed working with her
flowers and gardening, crocheting, reading and walking.
Preceding Emma in death were her parents; her husband; son Lester;
daughter Marlys Lalone; son-in-law Wayne Thompson; four bothers, Otto,
George, Albert and Frank Mohr; and two sisters, Anna Lussman and Sophia
Survivors include her daughter, Connie Thomson of Ida Grove, son-in-law
Devon Lalone of Storm Lake; five grandchildren, Gary and Mishelle Lalone,
Diane (DeeDee) and husband Cary Uttech, Terry and wife Carol Thomson, JoDee
and husband Jeff Hewitt and Tammi and husband Jamie Hewitt; 14 grandchildren;
one sister, Lucille and husband Leo Morenz of Storm Lake; and nieces, nephews,
other relatives and friends.
Margaret M. Eckerman
Margaret M. Eckerman, age 94, of Storm Lake, died Tuesday, December
4, 2001 at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake following a lengthy illness.
Funeral Mass was held Friday, December 7, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Early with Reverend Patrick O'Kane officiating.
Burial was in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral
Homes of Storm Lake was in charge of arrangements.
There was a Catholic Daughters of America Rosary at 7 p.m. and a Parish
Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Margaret Mary Eckerman was born June 4, 1907 in Toluca, Ill., the daughter
of Joseph and Mary (Schwiderski) Otis. She graduated from high school in
Wesley and attended Mankato Business College.
On June 4, 1934 she was married to Joseph R. Nickey at Wesley. Joseph
died in 1938. Margaret then married Edward J. Eckerman on April 21, 1941
at Wesley. He died in 1947.
In addition to being a homemaker and mother to her children, Margaret
worked for many years as a medical secretary to Dr. Gauger in Early.
She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Early, where
she participated in the Guild and Rosary Society. She was a Past Grand
Regent of the Catholic Daughters of America, a member of the Federated
Woman's Club of Early and she loved crocheting, knitting, craft-making
and quilting. Margaret also enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.
Her family includes three daughters: Joan N. Zubradt and her husband
Larry, Early, Arlene M. Hayler, Asheboro, NC and Mary K. Veraldi and her
husband, Bob, Goodyear, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Cecelia Hauptman, Tucson, Ariz., Sister Gertrude Ann Otis,
Notre Dame, Ind., and Sister Mary Otis, St. Paul, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two brothers,
Raymond and Edmund and by a grandson, E.J. Veraldi.
Metta Kirstine Laursen, the daughter of Niels Peder Frederick and Karen
Andersen Andersen, was born Dec. 10, 1901 on her parents' farm in Oakfield
Township, Audubon County, and died Dec. 5, 2001 at Salem Lutheran Nursing
Home in Elk Horn at the age of 99 years, 11 months and 25 days.
Metta was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church west
of Exira. Metta worked as a hired girl for several families. In November
1919 she attended "Winter School" at Grand View College in Des Moines until
March 1920. She then was employed by a family in Des Moines for a short
On June 5, 1922 she was united in marriage to John Philip Laursen at
St. John's Church. They started farming on John's home farm in Pymosa Township,
Cass County. They lived on and operated the farm, which was recognized
as a Century Farm in 1987. They retired from farming in 1961. Metta continued
gardening. Metta and John enjoyed traveling and made two trips to Denmark
in the 1960s.
John died Jan. 10, 1988. Metta continued to live on the farm until
she moved to the Audubon Friendship Village in November 1991, where she
lived until she moved to Salem Lutheran Nursing Home on May 15, 2001.
Metta was a member of Brayton Lutheran Church and Women of the ELCA.
She was a charter member of the N.H. Club in Pymosa Township and a charter
member of the Keenagers at Brayton Lutheran Church. She was a member of
the American Legion Auxiliary for 73 years and the V.F.W. Auxiliary. In
1994 Metta received a distinguished alumni award from Grand View College.
She was a supporter of the Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn. Metta was
an avid reader and letter writer.
Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were her parents;
her brother, Hans C. Andersen; her sister, Lydia M. Holland; and an infant
Survivors include her children, Marvin P. and his wife Ardyth Laursen
of Muscatine; Verner E. and his wife Barbara Laursen of Appleton, Wis.;
Vera K. Johnson of Eagle Grove; Esther M. and her husband Lowell Haahr
of Newell; Paul D. and his wife Carol Laursen of Crawfordsville; 14 grandchildren:
Karen Laursen of Avon, Colo.; Philip and Robin Laursen of Muscatine; John
F. and Sue Laursen of Rockford, Ill.; Susan Heuer of McHenry, Ill.; Carol
Novak of Grayslake, Ill.; Kenneth Laursen of Appleton, Wis.; Carl D. and
Cheryl Johnson of Eagle Grove; Kristin and Doug Waugh of Earlham; Rosanne
and Roger Brown of Des Moines; Julianne Haahr of Minneapolis, Minn.; Sonia
and Kirk Brown of Newell; Sandra Laursen of Boulder, Colo.; Alan and Dana
Laursen of Winnipeg, Canada; Annette and Peter Brickley of Hampden, Me.;
15 great-grandchildren: Dustin and Elizabeth; Angelica, Kaitlyn, Casey,
Lauren and Brianna; Michelle, Diane, Linda, Allison, Andrew; Graham; Jonah
and Kieran; her sisters-in-law, Florence Sand of San Diego, Calif.; Edna
Laursen of Mesa, Ariz.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; special
friends Carol and Duane Kropf of Kimballton.
Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Steven Frock on Monday, Dec.
10, 2001 at Brayton Lutheran Church in Brayton. Interment was in Oak Hill
Cemetery west of Brayton. Casketbearers were Alan P. Laursen, John F. Laursen,
Kenneth R. Laursen, Philip M. Laursen, Carl D. Johnson, Kirk B. Brown,
Roger K. Brown, Douglas D. Waugh, Rodney Kropf and Jeff Nelson. Kessler
Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of arrangements.
Maria de Jesus Zaragoza
Maria de Jesus Zaragoza, age 79, of Storm Lake, died Friday, December
7, 2001 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake following
a brief illness.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 10, 2001 at 12:30 p.m.
at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake with Mr. Kent Radford
and Mr. Scott Richey of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Friends called on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home where
a prayer service was held at 7 p.m. The prayer service was conducted by
the Reverends Juan and Maria Garcia from the Assembly of God Church. A
memorial fund has been established.
Maria de Jesus Zaragoza was born June 17, 1922 in Guadalajara, Mexico,
the daughter of Pedro and Maria Zaragoza. Her formal schooling was in Mexico.
She was a homemaker and mother.
She is survived by seven daughters, Julia Guzman and Ramona Guzman
of California, Socorro Guzman and Mercedes Guzman, Guadalajara, Mexico,
Maria F. Montano and her husband, Alejandro, Chicago, Isabel Nunez and
husband, José, Ensenada, Mexico and Adelina Sanchez and her
husband, Arturo, Storm Lake, a sister, Crecenia Zaragoza, Guadalajara,
Also surviving are 34 grandchildren including, Isabel, Miguel Angel
and Julia Janet Nunez, Maria Pilar and Adelina Martinez, Yesenia Mendez,
Gilbert, Juan, and Jesus Palomarez, Isabel M. Sanchez, all of Storm Lake,
Alejandro, Ana and Esteban Montano, Chicago, Ill., and 43 great-grandchildren.
Her parents, eleven sons, one daughter and nine brothers and sisters
preceded her in death.
Wilfred "Dude" Launderville, age 76, of Lakeside, died Sunday, December
9, 2001 at Newell Good Samaritan Center following a lengthy illness.
Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. at
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Robert Schimmer
and Reverend Dale Launderville officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's
Friends called on Tuesday afternoon at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral
Home, where the family was present to greet friends. There was a Legion
of Mary Service and a Parish Scripture Service at 7 p.m. A memorial fund
has been established.
Wilfred was born October 3, 1925 in Vail, the son of Vincent and Marie
(Rowan) Launderville. He graduated with the class of 1944 from St. Ann
High School in Vail.
He served in Europe during World War II in the United States Army Infantry.
He worked as a mechanic for Alta Implement Company for many years and in
his spare time enjoyed rebuilding classic antique tractors.
Dude was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, he was a
past governor of the Storm Lake Moose Lodge and for the last eight years
enjoyed being a "snowbird" in Apache Junction, Ariz.
His family includes a sister, Joan Reed, Storm Lake; two brothers,
Lee and his wife, Maxine, Carroll, and Louis and his wife, Peggy, Rogers,
Minn., and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lyle, three sisters,
Mary Helen, Jean and Anita, sisters-in-law, Mary Launderville and Jean
Woehler and brothers-in-law, Ray Buckingham and Jim Reed.
Evangeline Wawers, 84, of Fonda, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001 at Buena
Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001 at Our Lady
of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda with the Rev. Harry McAlpine officiating.
Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Fonda, with military rites by Ray Murphy
American Legion Post 114 of Fonda. Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda was in
charge of arrangements.
Evangeline is survived by her husband Edwin of Fonda; daughters Patricia
Dueth and husband Jack of Montevideo, Minn., Joan Kurtz and husband Bruce
of Storm Lake and Catherine Greenfield and husband Larry of Fonda; eight
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Fritz of
Worthington, Minn.; sisters Mary Ann Osen and husband Arlis of Mitchel,
S.D. and Peggy Saxton of Garvin, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Veronica Kuemper
Fritz; three brothers; one sister; and two granddaughters.
Funeral services for Lucy A. Oberreuter, age 86, were held Monday,
Jan. 21, 2002 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. Rev. Bill Schreiber
and Rev. Jim Tigges officiated.
Music was provided by Bonita Kane, organist, and St. Mary's Choir.
Pallbearers were Mike Brenner, Gary Brouillette, Jim Boyle, Jerry McBride,
Dennis Boyle and Don Flammang.
Interment was at Danbury Catholic Cemetery in Danbury. Armstrong Funeral
Service was in charge of arrangements.
Lucy Ann Oberreuter was born March 8, 1915 on the family farm near
Mapleton, the daughter of Isadore and Margaret (Frank) Brenner. She grew
up and was educated in the area and graduated from St. Patrick's Academy
in Danbury. She furthered her education by attending Normal Training for
teachers in Cedar Falls. She then taught classes in country school.
On June 15, 1937 Lucy was united in marriage to Al Oberreuter in Danbury.
They moved onto their farm northwest of Danbury where they lived, farmed
and raised their four daughters. Al died Dec. 29, 1993.
Lucy was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Rosary
Society in Danbury and the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Those survivors left to cherish Lucy's memory include four daughters
and their husbands, Jean and Charles Neuroth of LeMars, Linda and Gerald
Stauber of Newell, Carol and Jerry Ravnsborg of Bennington, Neb. and Ann
and Ron Thiel of Blair, Neb.; six grandchildren: Tracy Stauber Carlson,
Tony Stauber, Amy Ravnsborg Magstadt, B.J. Ravnsborg, Adam Thiel and Sally
Thiel Heasty; four great-grandchildren; one sister and her husband, Ruth
and Earl Martin of Green Bay, Wisc.; along with numerous other relatives,
neighbors and good friends.
Along with her husband, Lucy was preceded in death by her parents;
one great-granddaughter; five brothers: Raymond, Vincent, John, Norman
and Lornie Brenner; and one sister, Bernice Boyle.
Funeral services for Kay Selleck Snyder, age 61, were held Saturday,
Jan. 19, 2002 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash.
Kay was born Nov. 13, 1940 in Storm Lake. She moved to Vancouver, Wash.,
after spending 38 years in the Hillsboro, Ore., area. She worked alongside
her husband, Tom, in their business, T-E Construction, in Vancouver. She
was a member of Worldwide Church of God and enjoyed her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Tom of Vancouver, Wash.; one daughter,
Dana Logan of Vancouver; two sons, Brian Snyder of Cornellius, Ore. and
Daniel Snyder of Bend, Ore.; two sisters, Jan Collison of Fort Dodge and
Mary Eddie of Storm Lake; two brothers, Dave Selleck of Portland, Ore.
and Jim Selleck of Storm Lake; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services for Betty Mittelstadt, 79, of Storm Lake, will be
held at 1:30 p.m. today (Saturday, June 1, 2002) at St. John Lutheran Church
in Storm Lake, with Pastor Douglas Haynes officiating. Burial will be in
Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Sliefert Redig Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Betty died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Buena Vista Regional Medical
Center in Storm Lake.
Betty Marie Turner was born December 11, 1922, the only child of Roy
and Mayrene (Parsons) Turner at Walters, Okla. Betty graduated from Storm
Lake High School in 1940, then attended beauty college in Sioux City. She
worked as a beautician at the Turner Brothers Barber Shop in Storm Lake.
She was united in marriage to Franklin Mittelstadt on February 21, 1942,
in San Antonio, Tex. To this union two sons were born, Kimroi and Kyran.
Betty enjoyed golfing, bird watching, fishing and camping, cooking,
knitting and crocheting, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake and active with
the Altar Guild at St. John.
Preceding Betty in death were her parents.
Survivors include her husband Franky Mittelstadt of Storm Lake; two
sons and their wives, Kim and Lu Mittelstadt of Storm Lake and Kyran and
Nancy Mittelstadt of Spirit Lake; four grandchildren: Shani and her husband
Mark Podl of Chicago, Ill., Shawn and his wife Melony Mittelstadt of Eau
Claire, Wis., Elizabeth and her husband Brandon Valdez of Kansas City,
Kan. and Laura Mittelstadt and her fiancé Austin Lago of Kansas
City, Kan.; four great-grandchildren: Brooke Mittelstadt, Breyden Mittelstadt,
Zachary Podl and Alec Podl; and nieces and nephews and other relatives
Frank J. Movall
Frank J. Movall, age 85, of Storm Lake, a life-long Buena Vista County
farmer, died Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City
following a severe heart attack.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 2 p.m. at
Lakeside Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating.
Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery with full military
honors by Newell American Legion Post #193.
Visitation was at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Lakeside
Presbyterian Church, the Storm Lake Area Hospice or Buena Vista Regional
Medical Center Foundation.
Frank John Movall was born December 3, 1916, in Alta, the son of Per
Edvard and Justina (Johnson) Movall. He graduated from Hayes Consolidated
School with the class of 1934.
On September 5, 1944, he was united in marriage to Lois Elizabeth Iverson
in Storm Lake. To this union two sons, Edward and Keith, were born.
Frank was inducted into the United States Army in February 1942 was
commissioned as an Aviation Cadet and served for 13 months during World
War II before being called home due to the death of his father. He had
been an active member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church, where he was an
Elder and usher and served on the Food for Life and Pastor's Calling committees.
He was baptized into the Christian faith at Alta on January 22, 1917, and
confirmed by Reverend P.S. Nestander at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta
on April 13, 1930.
He became a member of First Congregational Church in Newell in 1950
and belonged there until transferring to Lakeside Presbyterian Church in
Frank's greatest interests were his church and his family, he was always
proud of his grandchildren and their achievements. He loved being with
friends, farming, reading, playing cards and sports of all kinds.
He was active in many civic and agricultural circles in Buena Vista
County, serving as a leader and council member of boys 4-H, as a director
Newell Co-op Elevator and the Buena Vista County REC, as a member of
the Buena Vista County Health Board and the A.S.C.S. County Committee.
Frank also belonged to the Storm Lake Golden K Kiwanis Club and Newell
American Legion Post #193.
His family includes his wife Lois of Storm Lake; two sons: Edward and
his wife, Chris of Milwaukee, Wis., and Keith and his wife, Nancy of Newell;
five grandchildren: Jonathan Movall and his wife, Jennifer, Emily Movall,
Amanda Perez and her husband, Clifford, Michael Movall and Matthew Movall
and a great-granddaughter, Anna Elizabeth Schapekahm. Also surviving are
two brothers: Clarence and his wife, Wanette of Alta and Verner and his
wife, Arlene of Schaller; three sisters: Mildred Peterson of Aurelia, Ruby
Danielson and her husband, Evert of Storm Lake and Gladys Heinecke and
her husband, Don of Blaine, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Mildred Carlson of
Newell and a brother-in-law, Everett Iverson of Storm Lake.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Raymond, a sister
Dorothy Anderson and two brothers-in-law, Herb Anderson and Alvin Peterson.
John N. Wilson
Funeral services for John N. Wilson, 69, of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly
of Aurelia, will be held today (Saturday, June 1. 2002)) at 10:30 a.m.
at First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Lay Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating.
Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Redig Funeral Home in
Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.
John died Tuesday, May 28, 2002 in Grand Rapids after a heroic battle
John Nelson Wilson was born on October 13, 1932, the son of Clifford
and Clara (Williams) Wilson in Daviess County, Indiana, and moved with
his parents to Aurelia soon after. He grew up in Aurelia, graduated from
Aurelia High School in 1950 and had a continuing pride and interest in
his school and hometown since. On May 16, 1959, John married Norma Jean
John graduated from the American Institute of Business in Des Moines
and Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Ill. He served his country
in the US Army, including a tour of duty in Korea from 1953 to 1955. His
vocation in life was that of a computer systems analyst and instructor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Clara Wilson,
who were longtime residents of Aurelia.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Jean, of Grand Rapids; one
daughter, Karen Sue and her husband Calvin Dean and children Brandon Michael
and Megan Sue of Des Moines; one son, Robert John Wilson of Tamarac, Fla.;
two brothers, Leibert and his wife Juanita Wilson of Fort Worth, Tex.,
and Ronald and his wife Judith Wilson of Olathe, Kans.; two sisters, Norma
and her husband George Wood of Kankakee, Ill., and Donna Cook of Las Vegas,
Nev. He is also survived by three aunts, Annabel Williams of Washington,
Ind., Mrs. Thomas Williams of Daviess County, Ind., and Catherine Wilson
of Aurelia, and nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.
Funeral services for Bernice Harding, 92, of Storm Lake, were held
Thursday, May 30, 2002 at United Methodist Church in Alta with Pastor David
Arulnathan officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Alta. Barker Funeral
Home of Alta was in charge of arrangements.
Bernice Harding was born on January 21, 1910 to Marenus and Annie (Hansen)
Peterson in Alta. She received her education at Fairview School.
On August 31, 1940, Bernice was united in marriage to Hubert Frederickson.
Hubert passed away on February 20, 1978. On November 9, 1979, she was united
in marriage to Charlie Harding. Charlie passed away on May 1, 1993.
Bernice was a member of Elk Baptist Church until it closed on Sunday,
November 13, 1972. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Alta
at the time of her death.
Bernice passed away on May 24, 2002 in Storm Lake at the age of 92
years, four months and three days.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Hubert Frederickson
and Charlie Harding; two brothers, Wesley Peterson and Rev. Virgil Peterson;
one infant sister, Celeste Peterson; one sister-in-law, Pauline Peterson;
and one step son, Donavon Frederickson.
Bernice is survived by two sisters, Helen Johnson of Alta and Virginia
and Tom Aldrich of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Velma Peterson
of Storm Lake; one step-son, Dewayne Frederickson of Louisville, Neb.;
one step-daughter, Phyllis Frederickson of Alta; and many nephews, nieces
Funeral services for Carolyn Ruth Janovick, 55, of Madrid, will be
held today (Saturday, June 1, 2002) at St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Madrid. Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn was born in Storm Lake and was a homemaker all of her life.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and the Chimes Choir,
was active in Lay Life Word, the Morning Circle, and at Greater Love Food
Pantry. She always enjoyed helping where needed. She enjoyed family gatherings
and animals. Making crafts, reading, fishing and being outdoors were her
She is survived by her husband, John P. Janovick of Madrid; two sisters,
Helen and Dennis Holliday of Storm Lake and Ardelle R. and Don Staver of
Aurelia; two brothers, Leon R. and Carol Otto of Centennial, Col. and Paul
B. Otto and Kathryn Tillo of Green Bay, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Stanley
and Wendell Otto.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ,
Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
Jeannette A. Waldstein
Graveside services for Jeannette A. Waldstein of Sioux Rapids will
be held June 21, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Little Sioux Valley Cemetery in Rembrandt
with Pastor Ray Miller officiating. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg
is in charge of arrangements.
Jeannette was born on July 27, 1919 in Lake City, the daughter of Samuel
and Frances (Hinkley) Johnston. She graduated from Lake City High School
and took nurses training in Carroll. On October 22, 1948 she married Howard
Waldstein in Windom, Minn.
She was a homemaker and farm wife and belonged to the American Legion
Auxiliary, Senior Regent Women of the Moose and various community organizations.
Jeannette died Friday, May 24, 2002, at St. Luke's Lutheran Home in
Spencer at the age of 82. She is survived by a daughter, Pat and Wayne
Mills of Mulvane, Kan.; four sons: Sam Waldstein of Indiahoma, Okla., Brian
and Ann Waldstein of Sioux Rapids, Kyle Waldstein of Rembrandt and Rick
and Ila Waldstein of Blue Ridge, Tex.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
a sister, Josephine Millenacker of Carroll; and many relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, John O'Herron
and Howard Waldstein; infant son, Eric Waldstein; and brothers Marlo and
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Order of the Moose, St.
Luke's Lutheran Home or Abben Cancer Center in Spencer.
Funeral services for Marvin D. Winters were held Tuesday, May 28, 2002,
at United Methodist Church in Lake Park with Rev. Chris Ebbers officiating.
Organist was Jeanine Gunderson.
Pallbearers were Pat Gillespie, Brian Goodell, Tim Heikens, Bill Heikens,
Scott Mitchell and Dave Perkins. Interment was at Silver Lake Cemetery
in Lake Park. Turner Funeral Home of Lake Park was in charge of arrangements.
Marvin Dale Winters was born June 4, 1933 at Harris, the son of Harold
and Frances (Miller) Winters. He was raised and educated in the area, attending
Excelsior Consolidated School. Marvin served in the US Army from 1955 until
he received an honorable discharge in 1957. During his time in the service,
he was a member of the Honor Guard in Washington, D.C. and a member of
the 124th Signal Company in Vicinsa, Italy.
On December 29, 1957, Marvin was united in marriage to Anna Mae Godfrey
at Lake Park. The couple made their home in rural Lake Park, where they
Marvin was a member of United Methodist Church in Lake Park. He was
a lifelong farmer who took great pride in his vehicles and Allis-Chalmers
Marvin passed away Thursday, May 23, 2002 at Dickinson County Memorial
Hospital in Spirit Lake at 68 years of age.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae, of Lake Park; son, Michael Winters,
and his children Vanessa, Kelsey and Evan of Paducah, Ky.; daughter, Shelley
Hohneke, her husband Tim, and their children Angela and Brad of Storm Lake;
son, Steve Winters, his wife Kathy, and their children, Kevin, Adam and
Grace of Lake Park; and daughter, Susan Klenken, her husband Bruce, and
their children Allison and Jennifer of Spencer; brother, Richard Winters,
and his wife Rose of Lakefield, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his parents.