|Daniel E. Keane
Daniel E. Keane, age 81, of Williams died on Saturday, February 24,
2001 at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls. Services will be
on Tuesday at 10:30AM at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williams with
burial at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday
from 4-7PM with a 7PM scripture service at the St. Mary's Catholic Church
in Williams. Daniel was born on June 7, 1919 in Williams, Iowa, the son
of Daniel G. and Crete(Knickerbocker) Keane. He was a 1936 graduate of
Williams High School. He married Alice Dagit on April 14, 1941 at the St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Williams. Daniel farmed for many years as well
as worked for the Skelly Oil Company, Williams Co-op, he was a Hail Insurance
Agent, and was a Williams Maintenance Man and Constable. He was a life
long member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church as well as was a member of
the Williams Lions Club, Williams Fire and Rescue Unit, and he had served
on the Williams School Board, Library Board, and the Retirement Housing
Board. Daniel is survived by his wife Alice of Williams; three sons, Daniel
R. and his wife Wilma of Pearland, Texas, Patrick M. and his wife Carol
of Webster City, and Dennis C. and his wife Lynn of Westminster, Colorado;
one daughter Sue and her husband Frank Anderson of Colgate, Wisconsin;
seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother Gesley and his
wife Shirley of Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents, and four brothers, Darrell, Carroll, Claire, and
Mary Lois Nachazel
Mary Lois Nachazel, age 91, of Iowa Falls, died at her home on Sunday,
February 25, 2001. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 10:00 A.M.
at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls with burial at the Alden
Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4-8PM at the Surls Funeral
Home in Iowa Falls.
Mary Lois Ellison was born on June 2, 1909 in Eagle City, the daughter
of William and LuLu Macy Ellison. She was married to Clarence Nachazel
on April 20, 1935 at the family farm in rural Alden. She was a lifetime
member of the Lee Center United Methodist Church, Lee Center United Methodist
women, Prairie View Club, and Tuesday Pals. She and Clarence lived on the
farm until their retirement and move to Iowa Falls. She enjoyed gardening,
raising chickens, dancing, camping in the motor home, and flying with Clarence
in his airplane. She is survived by her son, Lynn and his wife, Cheryl
of Alden; 5 grandchildren, Kate Southward of Washington D.C., Jacki Foley
and husband, Bill of Alden, Jeff Nachazel and wife, Sarah of Alden, Kerre
Nachazel of Ft. Myer, FL., and Kourt Nachazel of Iowa City; one great-grandchild,
Ellyson Nachazel, daughter of Jeff and Sarah; two step-great grandchildren,
Amber and Amanda Foley, daughters of Bill and Jacki; a sister, Dorothy
Madden and husband, Carroll of Iowa Falls; and a sister in law, Kathryn
Nelson of Pearl City, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,
Clarence; a sister, Mildred Danger; and a brother, Gene Nelson.
Donald Cook, age 88, of Iowa Falls, died on Monday, February 26, 2001
at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will
be on Thursday at 10:30AM at the St. Mark's Catholic Church in Iowa Falls
with burial in the St. Mark's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from
4-8PM Wednesday with family receiving friends from 6-8PM at the Surls Funeral
Home in Iowa Falls. There will be a 7:00 P.M. Rosary Service by the Knights
of Columbus. Donald was born on August 10, 1912 in St. Paul, Minnesota,
the son of Frank and Catherine Flynn Cook. He attended school in St. Paul
and Preston, MN. He was united in marriage to June Schroeder of Spring
Lake, MN. in 1938. To this union were born two sons, Robert and David.
After the death of his first wife, he married Viola Andersen Hundahl on
January 16, 1982. Donald spent four years in the African Division of the
Army during WWII. Returning to Preston, he spent the next 35 yrs. in Law
Enforcement, first as Sheriff of Filmore County and then as Head of Security
at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He was a member of the
St. Mark's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, V.F.W., Hyman-Peavy American
Legion Post #188, and the Iowa Falls Elks Club B.P.O.E. Lodge #1674. He
is survived by his wife, Viola; two sons, Robert and wife, Ellen of Wantaugh,
Long Island, N.Y. and David and wife, Teresa of Forest Lake, MN.; one step-son,
Dean Hundahl and wife, Corinne of Iowa Falls; a step-daughter, Mary Hieber
and husband, Keith of Moorhead; 5 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren;
4 great grandchildren; and 11 step-great grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his parents; first wife, June; one brother, Harold; one sister,
Mary Kay; a step-son, James Hundahl; and a step-grandson, Nathan Hieber.
Eldon Winters, age 51, of Iowa Falls, died on Friday, March 2, 2001
at the V.A. Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral services are pending with
the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls.
Jack Warnecke, age 62, of Iowa Falls, died on Thursday, May 10, 2001
at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services will be 11:00
A.M. Monday at the First Christian Church in Iowa Falls with burial in
the Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls. Visitation will be 3-8 P.M. Sunday at the
Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with family receiving friends from 3-5
P.M. There will be a 5 P.M. Elk's Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may directed to Verona Warnecke, RR2, Box 619, Iowa Falls, IA.
Jack was born on June 23, 1938 in Iowa Falls, the son of Armin and
Beulah (Bailey) Warnecke. He graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1956
and attended Ellsworth College. Jack was married to Verona Casbon on March
30, 1963. He had worked at Farmland for 20+ yrs. of which he retired from
and later was custodian with the Iowa Falls School District, retiring in
May 2000. He achieved rank of Eagle in Boy Scouts and also had been a Leader
of Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Elks Club for 32 yrs. and currently
was holding the position of Tiler. He was a member of the First Christian
Church and Meadow Hills Golf Course of which he had served on the Board.
He is survived by his wife, Verona; a daughter, Holli Warnecke; a son,
Chris Warnecke; a mother, Beulah Warnecke; a sister, Jill (Jass) Fraser;
several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws and
brother-in-laws, Fran (Casbon)Lane of Sioux Falls, SD, Alyce (Casbon) Brim
and bud of Blairsburg, George Casbon of Webster City, Ronald and Marcia
Casbon of Kamrar, and Elda (Casbon) Stalker of Farmington, NW. He was preceded
in death by his father, Armin; a daughter, Jackie Sue; a great-niece, Baily
Telfer; and a brother-in-law, Harm Jass.
Harvey R. DeBuhr
Harvey R. DeBuhr, age 66, of Ackley passed away on Monday May 7, 2001,
at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Services will be on Friday
at 1:30PM at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley with burial at the Oakwood
Cemetery. There will be a lunch at the First Presbyterian Church in Ackley
following services. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8PM with family
receiving friends from 6-8PM at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley. Harvey
was born on October 7, 1934, in Wellsburg, Iowa. His parents were Harm
and Margaret (Tjaden) DeBuhr. Harvey was married on December 20, 1959 to
Carol Liddle at the St. John's Lutheran Church in Plainfield, Iowa. They
later divorced. Harvey retired from John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo
on November, 30, 1987. He was also an Army Veteran. Harvey is survived
by one son, David DeBuhr of Ackley; and four daughters, Brenda Girkin and
her husband Kevin of Waverly, Lori Dann of DeSoto, Illinois, Marva DeBuhr
of Urbandale, and Debra McCready and her husband James of Ackley; eleven
grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother, Jerry DeBuhr of Ackley;
and three sisters, Marilyn Neymeyer of Clinton, and Margaret Petersen and
Linda Koppes, both of Ackley. He was preceded in death by his parents and
one uncle, Jurgen Tjaden.
Winola Prull, age 85, of Iowa Falls and formerly of Geneva, died on
Sunday, August 12, 2001 at the Franklin General Hospital Nursing Facility
in Hampton. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday at the United
Methodist Church, Geneva with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural
Ackley. Visitation will be 4-7 P.M. Wednesday at the Sietsema Funeral Home
in Ackley. A memorial fund has been established.
Winola Margaret (Wagner) Prull was born on July 30, 1916 in Wentworth,
WI., the daughter of John and Ethel (LeValley) Wagner. She was a 1934 graduate
of the Geneva High School, graduated from Iowa State Normal School, and
Ellsworth College. Her early career included teaching in Iowa's rural one-room
schools. Her past and present artistic accomplishments include music composition
and playing a wide variety of instruments including organ, piano, harp,
violin, accordion, and electronic keyboard; raising orchids, writing poetry,
flower gardening, ceramics, and genealogy. She was church organist for
over 30 yrs. and served as Choir Director and Sunday school teacher for
many years. She was UMW President three times and was one of the organizers
for the Geneva Woman's Club. She had composed over 20 songs. She is survived
by her three daughters, Sharon (Lyle) Abbas of Clear Lake, Gloria (Stan)
Burkle of Nashua, and Aleyna (Larry) Davisson of DeSoto; a son, Dale Prull
and friend (Janice Owen) of San Jose, CA.; 11 grandchildren, Kevin (Amy)
Burkle of Crystal Lake, IL, Kimbra (Kevin) Smyth of San Jose, Ca., Todd
(Patty) Burkle of Monona, Cindy (Daryl) Hall of Cedar Falls, Mark (Tami)
Abbas of Woodstock, GA., Doug (Sara) Abbas of Clear Lake, Matthew (Vanessa)
Prull of Walla Walla, WA., Erik Davisson of Austin, TX., Alica Burkle of
Chicago, IL., Staci (David) Kraemer of Little Falls, MN., and Carla (Jeff)
Betz of San Jose, CA.; 17 great grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Wagner
of Duluth, MN. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Clifford
in 1991; and two brothers, Ted and John Wagner.
Donald H. Cormaney
Donald H. Cormaney, 77, of Iowa Falls, formerly of Mason City died
on Wednesday August 8, 2001 at his home in Iowa Falls. Funeral Services
will be 10:00 a.m. Friday August 10th at First United Methodist Church
in Iowa Falls with burial to follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation will
be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m.
Donald Harold Cormaney was born on September 19, 1923 in Woolstock,
Ia the son of Earl and Anna Marie (Schultz) Cormaney. He married Barbara
Huffman on February 22, 1949 in Iowa Falls.
Mr. Cormaney was a retired farmer. He served in the U.S. Army from
1945 to 1946. Don enjoyed gardening and fishing in Minnesota and Canada
and he was active in the Elliott-Keninger American Legion Post #252 of
Memorials may be made to the Homeward Hospice of Ames.
Survivors include his wife Barbara, Iowa Falls; daughters Chelle Boekholder
and Cynthia Abbott, both of Iowa Falls, and Susan (Al) Ites, Ankeny, Ia.;
a son Craig (Mary) Cormaney, Lincoln, Ia.; Ten grandchildren and One great-grandchild;
brothers Melvin Cormaney, Woolstock, Ia and Carl Cormaney, Blairsburg,
Ia; and a sister Daisy Hill, Ellsworth, Ia.
Mr. Cormaney was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Adelbert,
Chuck, Early Jr., and Kenneth Cormaney and three sisters Esther Riley,
Shirley Meyer, and Violet Cormaney.
Wilbur "Bill" Strauser
Wilbur "Bill" Strauser, age 67 of Cheyenne, WY., died on Monday, October
15, 2001 at the Denver V.A. Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30
AM Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Williams with burial in the
Williams Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 P.M. at the Surls Funeral Chapel
Wilbur "Bill" Strauser was born on August 16, 1934 in Iowa City, the
son of Marvin and Maxine (Branyord) Strauser. He was united in marriage
to Virginia Howe on December 13, 1959 in Williams. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Navy. He was a truck driver for various companies, retiring with
ISH Trucking of Omaha, NE. He was a avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting,
fishing, and traveling in his R.V. He was a member of the Webster City
American Legion Post #191 and the Western & Central Teamsters, and
Past Mason of Williams. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughters,
Vickie Britson and husband, Leslie of Salix, IA., Toni Strauser of Cheyenne,
WY., and Tina Roberts and husband, James of Dakota City, NE.; four grandchildren,
Matthew and Alaina Roberts and Michael and Alexis Britson; his mother,
Maxine Severson of Webster City; and a half-sister, Shirley Gavin of Eagle
Grove. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Strauser and step-father,
Frank A. Kloetzer
Frank A. Kloetzer, age 87, of Ackley, died on Saturday October 13,
2001 at the Presbyterian Village in Ackley. Funeral Services will be 10:30
Tuesday, October 16th, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Ackley. Graveside
services will follow at Pleasant Hill Grant township cemetery. Visitation
will be Monday from 4-8 PM with the family receiving friends from 6-8 PM
at the Sietsema Funeral Home, Ackley.
Frank A. Kloetzer was born June 24, 1914, Ackley, the son of Kurt and
Ella (Poley) Kloetzer. Mr. Kloetzer farmed and in his spare time he enjoyed
playing cards, visiting with friends, and watching ball games.
He is survived by sisters Elfrieda Miller, Ackley, and Ruth Miller,
Dike; brothers Edward Kloetzer, Geneva, Donald Kloetzer and his wife Wanda,
Iowa Falls, and Raymond Kloetzer and his wife Vivan, Ackley; a sister-in-law
Mildred Kloetzer, Hampton; twenty-four nieces & nephews; and fifty
great nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters
Lillian Lehr, Clara Ploeger, and Erna Roelfs; and one brother Robert Kloetzer.
Dorotha Kellogg Gaedke
Dorotha Kellogg Gaedke, age 87, of Waterloo, died on Thursday, October
11, 2001 at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday at the
Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with burial in the Buckeye Cemetery. Visitation
will be one hour before services.
Dorotha Kellogg Gaedke was born on November 20, 1913 on a family farm
near Buckeye. She graduated from the Alden High School in 1931. She was
united in marriage to William Gaedke on January 28, 1934. She and her husband
were founders of WC Gaedke Cutlery Co. of Waterloo. She was a member of
the Altrso Club of Waterloo and Weavers Guild of Waterloo. She is survived
by several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Evalyn Gaedke of Ft.
Dodge. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers,
Dale, Wayne, and Owen Kellogg; and three sisters, Vera Kellogg, Reba Schmedika,
and Miriam Kellogg.
Harry S. Kannegieter
Harry S. Kannegieter, age 93 of Ackley, died Wednesday October 10,
2001 at the Presbyterian Village in Ackley. Funeral Services will be 2:00
PM Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, Ackley. Burial will follow
at Oakwood Cemetery, Ackley. Visitation will be 1:00 PM until service time
at the church.
Harry S. Kannegieter was born February 12, 1908 on the family farm
south of Ackley. His parents were Eibe and Tobina (Ludemann) Kannegieter.
He attended Flowing Well country school. Harry was a farmer and a photographer.
He ran Harry's Photo's out of his home. He was a member of First Presbyterian
Church, of which he was and Elder.
On June 12, 1929 Harry was united in marriage with Sara Harken in Mason
City. He later married Grace Ooster on October 27, 1979 in Oelwein.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Village of Ackley.
Mr. Kannegieter is survived by his wife Grace, Ackley; a daughter Arlys
Williams of Tulsa, OK; two grandsons David Williams of Bondurant and Robert
Williams of Dyersville; four great grandchildren David Jr., Sara, Cpl.
Michael Williams of the U.S.M.C., and HN Bobbi Williams of the U.S.N.;
and a sister Esther Kruse Oshay of Truth or Consequences, N.M.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Sara, four
brothers, John, Henry, Matthew, and Fred Kannegieter; and three sisters
Marie Kuper, Gesina Oelmann, and Margaret Kannegieter.
Sema Willms, age 99, of Iowa Falls, died on Thursday, June 6, 2002
at Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be 1:30
P.M. Monday at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with burial in the
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Iowa Falls. Visitation will be 2-8 P.M. Sunday
at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with family receiving friends from
Sema Karsjens was born June 15, 1902 in Macy, Ia., the daughter of
Martin and Trienje (Meyer) Karsjens. She was united in marriage with Henry
Willms on February 10, 1920 in Stout, Ia. Mrs. Willms enjoyed sewing, crocheting,
cooking, and baking. She is survived by a son Vernon Willms and his wife
Velma of Ackley; four daughters Christine Tripp of Iowa Falls, Evelyn Murra
and her husband Clarence of Iowa Falls, LaVelle Richmann of Iowa Falls,
and La Vonne Off and her husband Herman of Bradford; Eighteen grandchildren;
Forty-Seven Great-Grandchildren; and Thirty Great Great-Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry, four sisters,
two brothers, one infant sister, two son-in-laws, and one great-granddaughter.
Richard A. Gerdes
Richard A. Gerdes, age 72, of Ackley, died on Sunday, June 2, 2002
at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services will be 10:30
A.M. Wednesday at the East Friesland Presbyterian Church in Ackley with
burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 P.M. Tuesday at the
Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley with family receiving friends from 5-8
Richard A. Gerdes was born on July 26, 1929 in Cleves, the son of George
and Bena (Kuper) Gerdes. He was united in marriage to Darlene Oelmann on
Dec. 14, 1957 in Hampton. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict
and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Elliott-Keninger American
Legion Post #252 of Ackley and the East Friesland Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene; two sons, Kirk Gerdes of Cumming,
Ga, and Kent Gerdes and his wife Donna of Santa Clarita, Ca; two daughters
Lisa Ubben and her husband Randy of Aplington, Ia, and Gina Gerdes and
her friend Kent Ubben of Aplington, Ia; Eight grandchildren; and a sister
Dorothy Zacharias of Parkersburg. He was preceded in death by his parents,
and a brother-in-law Virgil Zacharias.
Mary Lou Stubbe
Mary Lou Stubbe, age 48, of Ackley, died on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at
the Presbyterian Village in Ackley. Funeral services will be Friday 1:30
PM at the United Methodist Church in Ackley. Burial will follow at the
Oakwood Cemetery, Ackley. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-8 PM with
the family receiving friends from 6-8 PM at the Sietsema Funeral Home in
Mary Lou Maine was born on June 6, 1953 in Eldora, Iowa, the daughter
of Lowell and Luella (Hunt) Maine. She graduated from Iowa Falls High School
in 1971, and Ellsworth Community College in 1972. On July 1, 1972 Mary
Lou was united in marriage with Robert Stubbe in Iowa Falls. She was an
office manager at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, retiring in December
2000. Mrs. Stubbe was a member of the United Methodist Church, the United
Methodist Church Women, the Priscilla Circle, and the American Legion Auxillary.
Mary Lou is survived by her husband, Robert of Ackley; a daughter Christine
Hoffman and her husband Andy of Des Moines; a son Jeff Stubbe and his wife
Stacy of Ackley; two grandsons Cade Hoffman and Liam Stubbe; her mother
Luella Maine of Mason City; a brother Lloyd Maine of Mason City; and a
sister Marcia Smith of Mason City. She was preceded in death by her father
Lowell Maine in 1975.
Erna M. Heinzeroth
Erna M. Heinzeroth, age 86, of Iowa Falls, died on Tuesday, May 28,
2002 at Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will
be Friday 10:30 AM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls. Burial
will follow at the Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8
PM at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls.
Erna Martha Zoske was born on May 7, 1916 in Hubbard, Iowa. Her parents
were Herman William and Minna Augusta (Maronn) Zoske. On March 1, 1939
she married George Heinzeroth at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls.
They farmed in the Alden area for 29 years until her husband's death in
1967. Erna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She made many baptismal
napkins, communion cloths, and altar cloths for the church. She is survived
by two sisters Martha Wolf of Hampton, Ia, and Minnie Timm of Cincinnati,
Ohio. She was preceded in death her parents, her husband, four sisters,
Elfreda Reinert, Margaret Winter, Elsbeth Lettow, and Frances Winter; and
three brothers, Carl, William, and Fred Zoske.
Richard Edgar Harman, Jr.
Richard Edgar Harman, Jr., age 73, of Iowa Falls died Monday April
29, 2002 at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Funeral Services
will be Thursday 11:00 AM at the Bethany Lutheran Church. Graveside Services
will be held at 2:00 PM at the Evergreen Cemetery in Jewell, Iowa. Visitation
will be Wednesday from 5-8 PM at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM. A memorial fund has been established
for the Bethany Lutheran Church Building Fund.
Richard Edgar Harman, Jr., was born on April 14, 1929, the son of R.
Edgar and Myrtle A. (Lunning) Harman. Richard was born on the family farm
north of Jewell. On August 25, 1950 he was united in marriage to Doris
P. Abrahamson at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Jewell. He was educated
in country schools north of Jewell and west of Radcliffe, and the Jewell
Public School. He graduated from Jewell High School in 1946. Mr. Harman
was a faithful employee of Iowa Electric Light and Power, starting as a
lineman with Central States in Jewell in 1949. He was transferred to Iowa
Falls in 1958 where he attained the position of District Load Analyst.
He was baptized and confirmed at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Jewell,
and has been a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Iowa Falls since 1958.
Mr. Harman has served on the Church Council and the Stewardship Committee.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather, enjoying
his family and working on their acreage on Georgetown Road, before moving
to town in 1999.
Mr Harman is survived by his wife, Doris; two sons Richard E. Harman
III and his wife Mary of Huxley, and Randy E. Harman and his wife Brenda
of Iowa Falls; three grandchildren, Richard E. Harman IV of Ames, and Rayce
E. and Kelsey B. Harman of Iowa Falls; a sister-in-law Lois and her husband
Orlyn Flygstad of Cherokee Village, AR.; and several nieces, nephews, and
cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Margaret Ellen Drew
Margaret Ellen Drew, age 75, of Ackley died Friday April 26, 2002 at
her home. Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Monday at the St. John's United
Church of Christ in Ackley. Visitation will be 3-5 PM Sunday at the Sietsema
Funeral Home in Ackley.
Margaret Ellen Drew was born on June 23, 1926 in Gary, SD, the daughter
of Otis O. and Elsie (Shield) Rule. She graduated from the Ackley High
School in 1945. Margaret was united in marriage to William Francis Drew
on October 9, 1946 at the Presbyterian Church in Ackley. She was a member
of the St. John's United Church of Christ, sang in the choir, was a Youth
Leader, Girl Scout Leader, member of the "A" Bridge Club, member of the
Order of the Eastern Star and Past Matron, member and past officer of the
"P.E.O." Sisterhood, and member and officer of the WA-Tan-Ye Club. She
is survived by her husband,
Francis; two daughters Kathy Short and her husband David of Hubert,
NC, and Joan Abbas and her husband David of Iowa Falls; a granddaughter
Margaret Wesinmann; two grandsons Drew Short and Ross Abbas; a mother-in-law
Bessie Drew of Ackley; three brother-in-laws Lawrence Kramer of Yucaipa,
CA., Paul Drew of Murray, KY., and Lyle Drew and his wife Gladys of Ackley;
and two sister-in-laws Joan Santee of Iowa Falls, and Helen Drew of Ackley.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Dorothy Rule Kramer.
Viola Janssen, age 88, of Ackley, died on Saturday, April 20, 2002
at the Presbyterian Village in Ackley. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday at the St. John's United Church of Christ in Ackley with burial
in the Oakwood Cemetery, Ackley. Visitation will be 6-8 P.M. Tuesday at
the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley.
Viola was born near Hampton on March 18, 1914, the daughter of Ray
and Maude (Sherer) Hobson. She graduated from Hampton High School in 1931.
Vi was a rural school teacher and signed her first contract to teach at
Sunny Side School east of Bradford, attended Iowa State Teachers College
in Cedar Falls. This was the start of her college education that would
continue by "bits and pieces" over many years. Viola and Frances Edmund
Caton were married May 28, 1936. They became parents to two daughters,
Donna and Patricia. Vi's personal interest ranged from education to journalism;
to creative writing, which was sparked by a Composition class, she took
in Boulder, CO. in 1958. Later she was editor for the Stethoscope, a house
publication for the TB sanitarium at Oakdale where she worked as an activities
director. In 1961 Henry "Heinie" J. Janssen and Vi were married in Iowa
City. During their years together they shared many common interest and
hobbies. They enjoyed camping and fishing, traveling to the four corners
of the world, gardening and playing bridge. Heinie died in Feb. of 1987.
She was active in her church, St John's UCC, serving her Lord faithfully
as long as her health permitted. She was active in several clubs and groups
such as PEO, Crescent Club, Womens's Club and three bridge clubs. In December
of 2002 she moved to the Presbyterian Village. She is survived by her two
daughters, Donna and her husband, Henry Linne of Coralville and Patricia
and her husband, Charles Barlow of Schaller; two grandchildren, Michael
Barlow of Storm Lake and Susan Barlow of Atkinson, NE.; sister-in-law,
Isabelle Hobson of Humboldt and Lois Hobson of Cherokee; brother-in-law,
Russell B. Wagner of Geneva; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded
in death by her parents; husbands; a still-born son; three brothers, Robert,
John, and Kenneth Hobson; and a sister, Helen Wagner.
Lenora Kromminga, age 80, of Aplington died on Friday April 19, 2002
at Presbyterian Village in Ackley. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday
at the Austinville Christian Reformed Church, with burial in the Austinville
Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 PM at the Sietsema Funeral
Home in Ackley.
Lenora Jane Muller was born on January 28, 1922 in Parkersburg, the
daughter of Jelsche and Dena (Kalkwarf) Muller. She was baptized at the
Salem Lutheran Church, south of Parkersburg. Lenora was united in marriage
on November 26, 1942 to Henry Kromminga at the Austinville Christian Reformed
Church. She was a member of the church for 58 years. Mrs. Kromminga is
survived by her husband, Henry of Aplington; three sons Arlen Kromminga
and his wife Carol of Ackley, Kevin Kromminga and his wife Linda of Eldora,
and Delwyn Kromminga of Ackley; a daughter Belinda Kromminga and her husband
Art Dutcher of Denver, Colorado; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren;
two sisters Frances Gieken of Ackley and Doreen Schlamp of New Hartford;
and two brothers John Muller of Grundy Center, and Elmer Muller of Holland,
Ia. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Wendell Kromminga,
a sister Grace Kruger, and a brother Klaas Muller.
Dorothy Wessels, age 93, of Ackley, died on Monday, April 15, 2002
at the Maple Manor Village in Aplington. Funeral services will be 10:30
A.M. Wednesday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ackley with burial
in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 P.M. Tuesday at the Sietsema
Funeral Home in Ackley with a 7:30 P.M. Parish Wake Service.
Dorothy V. Wessels was born on June 10, 1908, in Geneva, the daughter
of Charles and Clara (Yenter) Horner. She attended Geneva Schools. She
was united in marriage to Roy Wessels on Sept. 22, 1936 at Waterloo. She
had been a sales clerk at Tot & Teen, Dentels, and Tegens. She was
a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Altar Society, St. Mary's Guild,
American Legion Auxiliary, and Garden Club. She is survived by her three
sons, Jack and his wife, Marlys of Ackley, Jim of Ackley; and Joe and his
friend, Angie of Ackley; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy; a granddaughter,
Heather Crotty; and a brother, Charlie Horner.
Gloy Lindaman, age 85, of Iowa Falls, died on Sunday, April 14, 2002
at his home. Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday at the Sietsema Funeral
Home in Ackley with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery, Ackley. Family will
receive friends one hour before services on Wednesday.
Gloy Lindaman was born on March 11, 1917 in Aplington, the son of Dick
and Mary (Ludeman) Lindaman. He was married to Donna Maurine Heetland on
January 28, 1941 in Ackley. He is survived by his wife, Donna Maurine;
four sons, Kendall Lindaman and his wife, Ann of Iowa Falls, Allen Lindaman
of Adel, Dennis Lindaman of Joplin, MO., and Rodney Lindaman and his wife,
Susan of Colorado Springs, CO.; a daughter, Donnita Off of Iowa Falls;
12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Andrew Lindaman
of Parkersburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers,
John, Diedrick, Mark, and Milton Lindaman; and two sisters, Fanny and Nellie.
Roy Hoefer, age 85, of Iowa Falls, died on Friday, April 12, 2002 at
the Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be 10:00
A.M. Tuesday at the St. Mark's Catholic Church in Iowa Falls with burial
in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Williams. Visitation will be 3-8 P.M.
Monday at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with family receiving friends
from 6-8 P.M. There will be a Scripture Service at 4:30 P.M.
LeRoy Charles Hoefer was born on April 16, 1916 in Morgan Township
near Dows, Ia., the son of John and Annie (Wilkins) Hoefer. He was united
in marriage to Evelyn M. Fink on January 12, 1938 in Webster City, Ia.
Mr. Hoefer grew up in Williams and farmed near Dows before moving to a
farm outside Nevada. He retired from farming due to his health at the age
of 54 and later worked for Hach Chemicals in Ames until he was 62. In his
retirement years he loved fishing at Lake Rathburn. He enjoyed the senior
citizens of Nevada. He loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed
spending time with them. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church
in Nevada and a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williams.
He also attend church at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Iowa Falls. Roy
is survived by two daughters Leona Sharar and her husband Larry of Dows,
and Norma Tomlinson and her husband Gary of Phoenix, AZ; twelve grandchildren;
sixteen great grandchildren; a sister Francis Miller of Carroll, Ia.; and
two brothers Maurice Hoefer of Lake Havasu, AZ., and Richard Hoefer of
Indianapolis, IN. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Evelyn,
and a son Robert Hoefer.