Miscellaneous Buena Vista County, Iowa Obituaries


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Lucy Oberreuter
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.

Kay Snyder
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.

Betty Mittelstadt
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 and friends.


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 1983.

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 of the

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 against cancer.

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 Palmer. 

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.


Bernice Harding
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 and friends.


Carolyn Janovick
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 favorite activities.

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 Richard.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Order of the Moose, St. Luke's Lutheran Home or Abben Cancer Center in Spencer.


Marvin Winters
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 farmed.

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 machinery.

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.

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