Miscellaneous Ida County, Iowa Obituaries - 2000
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Services were Aug. 11, 2000 for Helen Rose Krenk, 84, of Ida Grove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald M. Fisch officiated with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Krenk died Aug. 6 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Krenk was born Aug. 26, 1915, in Linwood, Neb., the daughter of Frank and Clara (Pospichal) Barcel. She was raised and educated in Nebraska.
She married Ferdinand J. "Fred" Krenk April 29, 1941, in Abbey, Neb. In 1943, the couple moved to Ida Grove, where they farmed until retiring in 1984.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and over the years was active in the Altar Society.
Survivors include five sons and their wives, Fred R. and Juella "Jo"
Krenk of Wayne, Neb., John R. and Rachel Krenk of Ida Grove, Gerald L.
and Carol Krenk of Schoolcraft, Mich., Benedict J. "Benny" and Colleen
Krenk of Sunrise, Fla. and Garden Grove, Calif., and Bernard P. and Carol
"Loni" Krenk of Ida Grove; 11 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy
Urban of Prague, Neb., and Emma Bohaty of Seward, Neb.
Memorial services were Aug. 10, 2000 for Pam Turin, 56, of Kiron at First Baptist Church in Kiron. The Rev. Wayne Fritzinger officiated with inurnment in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
She died Aug. 4 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
Ms. Turin was born June 12, 1944, in Battle Creek, the daughter of Ernest and Alice (Bassett) Turin. She was baptized Feb. 22, 1948 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove. Most recently, she attended the First Baptist Church in Kiron.
In 1962, she graduated from Ida Grove High School, where she participated in many activities including basketball, pep, dance and marching band, Shag Whak Calimus and was a prom server and queen candidate. She later attended Wayne State University.
She was a member of the Quarter Horse Association for more than 20 years. She trained horses, raised miniature schnauzers, was active in the Ida County 4-H program and enjoyed judging horses at the fair.
Survivors include a sister, Jan Southard of Fort Morgan, Colo.; and
a niece, Jodie and her husband, Jeff Buchanan of Greeley, Colo.; and their
children, J.L. and Grant.
Mary Ann Johnson
Graveside services were Aug. 18, 2000 for Mary Ann Petit Johnson, 96, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Battle Creek, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Johnson died July 22 at the Manor Care Assisted Living in Tucson, Ariz.
Survivors include a son, Kyle Johnson of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren and five great-greatgrandchildren.
Services were Aug. 14, 2000 for Tillie K. Miller, 84, of Holstein, formerly of Sheldon, at the United Methodist Church in Holstein. Graveside services were at Eastlawn Cemetery in Sheldon under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
She died Aug. 10 at Holstein Good Samaritan Center.
Private services were Aug. 6, 2000 for Fred E. Alexander, 51, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Ida Grove, at Indian Lake in Palm Bay, Fla.
Mr. Alexander died July 30 at his home.
Mr. Alexander was born Feb. 5, 1949, in Wilmar, Minn., the son of Roy and Mary (Harroun) Alexander. He was a former Ida County deputy in Ida Grove. He moved to Palm Bay in 1998. He was a punch operator for High Tech Fabrications.
Survivors include a son, Matthew Alexander of Atlantic; a daughter,
Roxanne Alexander of Ida Grove; a sister, Star Grady of Melbourne, Fla.,
and a grandson, Austin Alexander of Atlantic.
Services were Aug. 16, 2000 for Earl Henry Sorensen, 80, of Holstein at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Sorensen died Aug. 13 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Sorensen was born Aug. 11, 1920, in Ida Grove, the son of Henry Jr. and Emma (Grell) Sorensen. He grew up and lived on the Sorensen farm near Holstein with the exception of three years. He attended rural school and Holstein High School.
He married Patricia Parker Dec. 28, 1941, in Ida Grove. Following the wedding, he moved from the family farm to a farm two miles away. When his father retired, he moved back to the home place. On July 17, 1943, the couple became the parents of twin sons, Dennis and Curtis.
After the boys graduated from high school and attended college, he continued to farm and expand operations. The biggest part of his life was spent on the farm feeding cattle and working the land. However, the couple enjoyed trips to California, Florida, Alaska and Hawaii. She preceded him in death.
He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein.
Survivors include two sons, Curtis Sorensen of Woodland Hills, Calif.,
and Dennis and his wife, Diane Sorensen of Hornick; two granddaughters,
Heather and Crystal of Sioux City; and many relatives.
Funeral services for Helen Krenk, 84, of Ida Grove will be held 10:30
a.m. Friday, August 11, 2000 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove
with Rev. Gerald M. Fisch officiating. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart
Catholic Cemetery, Ida Grove. Friends may call at the Christensn-Ciha Funeral
Home in Ida Grove on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present
from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a scripture service at 7 p.m. and Rosary
at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2000 for Pam
Turin, 56, of Kiron, formerly of Ida Grove, at First Baptist Church in
Kiron, with Pastor Wayne Fritzinger officiating. Inurnment will follow
at 2 p.m. at the Ida Grove Cemetery. Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida
Grove are in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Lucille "Cella" McKinney
Services were Aug. 9, 2000 for Lucille "Cella" McKinney, 58, of Ida Grove, formerly of Des Moines, at the United Methodist Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Marvin Lindley officiated under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
She died Aug. 6 at her home.
Mrs. McKinney was born Oct. 21, 1941, in Waconda, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Ann (Lammers) Ellis. She grew up in the Corydon area and moved to Des Moines. She graduated from North High School in Des Moines in 1960.
She married Connie McKinney Dec. 20, 1960, in Des Moines. They later divorced. In 1980 she began working as a desk clerk at Holiday Inn South in Des Moines, working her way up to administrative secretary. She moved to Ida Grove in 1996.
Survivors include her mother, Ann Ellis of Corydon; a daughter and her
hus-band, Jorgann "Jo" and Richard Ret-tinghaus of Ida Grove; a son and
his wife, Charles and Mar-garet McKin-ney of Elkhart; six grandchildren;
a brother and his wife, Charles and Cheryl Ellis of Ankeny; and a sister
and her husband, Patricia and Larry Tate of Fenton, Mo.
Mary Ann Johnson
Services are pending for Mary Ann Petit Johnson, 96, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Battle Creek, at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
She died Aug. 5 at Manor Care Assisted Living in Tucson, Ariz.
Services were Aug. 3, 2000 for Hilma Marie Fertig, 95, of Odebolt at the First Presbyterian Church in Ode-bolt. The Rev. Charles Bulger offi-ciated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mrs. Fertig died July 30 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Fertig was born May 20, 1905, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Julius and Anna (Anderson) Olson. At the age of two, her family moved to Arthur. In 1918, they moved to Odebolt where she lived until her death. She graduated from Odebolt High School in 1923 While in high school she took normal training classes to prepare her as a school teacher. She then taught country school in the Odebolt area from 1923 to 1929.
She married Eugene Fertig of rural Odebolt, May 23, 1929, in Sioux City. The cou-ple farmed south of Odebolt until they retired and moved into Odebolt in 1967.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years, was past president of the United Presbyterian Women and served as church secre-tary and treasurer. She was a member of Wheeler Improvement Club, Eastern Star, Past Matrons Club and Tuesday Club. She served on the library board, Odebolt fair board, was a 4-H leader and was a band booster.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Dr. Kenneth and Janet Fertig of
Sheldon; a son-in-law, Bob Hall of Overland Park, Kan.; six grandchildren,
Mark Hall and John and his wife, Ann Hall, all of Overland Park, Kan. and
Mike and his wife Rhonda Hall of Colorado Springs, Colo., Scott and his
wife, Pam Fertig of Dallas, Texas and Dr. Steve and his wife, Li Fertig
of McAllen, Texas, and Susan and her husband, Darrin Duffy of Gilbert,
Ariz.; and 12 great-grand-children.
Services and burial were July 26, 2000 for Marjorie M. Stephan, 77, of Alta Loma, Calif., at Ontario, Calif.
Mrs. Stephan died July 21 at her home in Alta Loma.
Mrs. Stephan was born March 22, 1923, in Battle Creek, the daughter of Will and Christina Dausel. She was raised in the Battle Creek area.
She was a long-time resident of the Pamona, Calif., area and had lived in Alta Loma for the past 10 years. She was a former employee of the Mattel Toy Company.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Brown and Anne Green, both of
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; two sisters, Marion Lund of Hemet, Calif., and
Whelma Kern of Sioux City; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Edward "Eddie" Korneisel
Services were Aug. 4, 2000 for Edward "Eddie" William Korneisel, 91, of Mineral Springs, Ga., formerly of Odebolt, at the First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Charles Bulger officiated with burial in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in Odebolt, with military rites conducted by American Legion Roose Post No. 313 of Odebolt, under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Korneisel died July 29 at his daughter's home in Mineral Bluff, Ga.
Mr. Korneisel was born Oct. 27, 1908, in Odebolt, the son of Richard and Wilhelmina (Brauninger) Korneisel. He was baptized and confirmed in the Ode-bolt Presbyterian Church. He grad-uated from Odebolt High School in 1926.
He operated Korneisel Cleaners on Main Street in Odebolt most of his life, from high school graduation until his retirement in 1974. The only time he was away from Odebolt prior to 1978, was the five years he served in the armed forces in Europe during World War II.
During his lifetime, he was an active member of the Presbyterian Church and Masonic Lodge, and a dedicated participant in the Odebolt community. His lifetime hobby was singing. He sang in the church choir, for many weddings and funerals, in numerous barbershop quartets and the Denison Barbershop Chorus.
Survivors include his three daughters and their husbands, Karin and
Elmer Hogan of Mineral Bluff, Ga., Kathy and Dr. David Thies of Elkhorn,
Wis., and Karol and John Krizka of Jupiter, Fla.; six grandchildren, Grant,
Megan, Matt and Alison Thies of Elkhorn, Wis., and Ashley and Michael McCredie
of Jupiter, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Services were Aug. 7, 2000 for Bayard Johnson, 91, of Denison, formerly of Kiron, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron. The Rev. Victor N. Johnson officiated with burial in Bethel Lutheran Cemetery in Kiron under the direction of Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.
Mr. Bayard died Aug. 3 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison.
Mr. Bayard was born May 26, 2909, in Orsjo, SmaLand, Sweden, the son of Karl and Emelia (Johannson) Johnson. His early life was spent in Sweden where he received most of his formal education. In September 1923, at the age of 14, he began his journey to the United States, sponsored by Swan and Selma Johnson. He traveled by train to Gothenberg, Sweden, where he boarded a ship for the eight day trip to New York. He spent six days at Ellis Island before boarding the train for Odebolt, where his two brothers met him.
He attended one semester of school at Wheeler Township Number 8, where he learned the English language. After schooling his first jobs were working in the wheat fields across the Midwest. On Oct. 1, 1928, he became a United States citizen in Sioux City.
He married Lillie Schultz Dec. 18, 1935, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. The couple farmed in the Battle Creek and Schleswig areas before purchasing their farm north of Kiron in 1949. He devoted his life to farming and was the first farmer in Sac County to implement terracing. In 1979, the couple retired and moved to Kiron. In January 1997, they moved to the Assisted Living Unit at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison. She died Jan. 3, 1999.
He was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church having served on their board, was an usher for many years and was a member of the men's club, Lutheran Brotherhood.
Survivors include a son, Kenneth Johnson of Lake City, Fla.; three daughters
and their husbands, Beverly and Larry Jaksoniak of Littleton, Colo., Sharon
and Lyle Marquardt of Denison and Karen and Ed Wilkinson of Shelby, Mont.;
six grandchildren, David Johnson of Lake City, Fla., Lynnea Solomon of
Littleton, Colo., Lawrence Jaksoniak of Littleton, Colo., Toni Marquardt
of Denison, Paula Hoffman of Fayetteville, N.C., and Melissa Jones of Missoula,
Mont.; three great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law and her husband, Leona
and Ted Aldag of Schleswig; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Richard "Nick" Furne
Services were Aug. 9, 2000 for Richard "Nick" Furne, 65, of Ruth and New Port Richey, Fla., at Smigielski Funeral Home in Minden City, Mich., Sister Theresa Carlow, S.N.D., officiated with burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery of Palms.
Mr. Furne died Aug. 5 in New Port Richey, Fla.
Mr. Furne was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Battle Creek, the son of Edward Earl Sr. and Ida (Hansen) Furne. He was a graduate of Battle Creek High School. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam as a Chief Petty Officer and retired after 25 years. He moved to Ruth in 1971 and worked as a rural mail carrier for many years for Minden City until 1991.
Survivors include three daughters, Cindy and her husband, Joseph McCoy of Harbor Beach, Lisa and her husband, Robert Kolar of Palms, and Melanie Lautner of Minden City; nine grandchildren, Kerry McCoy, Ryan, Shawn and Brett McCoy, Audrey, Jessica and Katie Kolar and Nicholas and Michael Lautner; six brothers Edward L. Jr. and his wife, Ileen Furne and Dennis and Blaine Furne, all of Atlantic, Roger and Judy Furne of Battle Creek, Kendall Furne, Wesley and his wife, Diane Furne and Craig and his wife, Robin Furne, all of Denison; and three sisters and their husbands, Marla and Virgil Juhl of Elk Horn, Leanna and Jerry Jensen of Kimballton and Carla and Larry Wianans of Harlan.
Services July 29, 2000 for Edythe J. Krusenstjerna, 99, of Odebolt at First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Charles Bulger officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mrs. Krusenstjerna died July 26 at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt.
Mrs. Krusenstjerna was born July 20, 1901, in Sac County, the daughter of Swan and Anna (Hokanson) Anderson. She graduated from Odebolt High School in 1920 and taught in rural schools for five years.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt.
Survivors include two stepchildren and their families, Jack and Phyllis
Krusenstjerna of Odebolt and Dorothy and Delford Benson of Albuquerque,
Services were July 20, 2000 for Paul Andrew Dozler, 75, of Denison at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. The Rev. Edward Murray officiated with burial in St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, with military honors conducted by American Legion Post No. 8 of Denison, under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
Mr. Dozler died July 17 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.
Mr. Dozler was born July 22, 1924, in Templeton, the son of Ed and Theresa (Herbers) Dozler. He received his education at St. Augustine's Catholic School in Halbur. After receiving his education, he began farming with his father until entering the U.S. Army June 20, 1945. He served with the Medical NCO Unit 673 and was decorated with a World War II Victory Ribbon.
After receiving his honorable discharge Nov. 10, 1946, he returned to farming with his father in the Denison area. He also did mechanical work for area farmers. He retired at age 62 after working at Farmland Foods in Denison for 21 years and farming.
He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Denison American Legion Post No. 8. He loved restoring old cars and taking his antique car collection to the Motor Clubs in Iowa, Missouri and Canada.
Survivors include two sisters and their husbands, Alice and Silas Holst
of Grandview, Mo., and Ruth and Jim Kragel of Denison; a brother and his
wife, Earl and Dorothy Dozler of Denison; and other relatives.
Services were July 28, 2000 for Pearl Lewis, 95, of Anthon at the United Methodist Church in Anthon. The Rev. Arnold Herbst officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon.
Mrs. Lewis died July 25 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.
Mrs. Lewis was born Aug. 12, 1904, in Lebanon, Mo., the daughter of John and Mahala (Mizer) Admire. She moved with her family to the Anthon area in September 1916.
She married Robert Scates Lewis Jan. 5, 1921, in Onawa. The couple farmed for 54 years. He died Feb. 23, 1975. In November 1975, she moved into Anthon. She entered the Good Samaritan Center in Holstein in December 1995.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Good Neighbor Club.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Roberta and Marvin
Petersen of Anthon and Barbara and Charles Buckley of Maurice; a son and
his wife, Robert and Eleanore Lewis of Correctionville; 11 grandchildren;
five step grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Aug. 1, 2000 for Richard Otto Brosamle, 90, of Cushing at St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing. The Rev. Joelle Colville-Hanson officiated with burial in Cushing Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Brosamle died July 28 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.
Mr. Brosamle was born Feb. 2, 1910, in Battle Creek, the son of Richard and Johannah (Kemming) Brosamle Sr. He attended Jimmy Brown Country School and graduated from the eighth grade.
He married Madonna Kuchel Dec. 24, 1940, in Sioux City. They lived with her father until 1943, when they moved to a farm south of Cushing. In 1946, they moved to a farm west of Holstein where they farmed for 23 years. They lived in Colorado Springs from 1969 to 1985 when they returned to Cushing.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Bryan and Wyleen Brosamle of Mt. Horeb, Wis., and Mark and Nancy Bro-samle of Kearney, Neb.; three grandchildren, Mathew, Meghan and Kim; a brother and his wife, Raymond and Freda Brosamle of Cushing.
Memorials may be sent to Holstein Good Samaritan Center or St. John
Services were Aug. 1, 2000 for Clyde Means, 72, of Marcus at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Rev. Richard Remmes officiated with burial in Holy Name Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion F.I. Goodburn Post 517 of Marcus, under the direction of Earnest and Roethler Funeral Home in Marcus.
Mr. Means died July 28 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Means was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Marcus, the son of Louis W. and Mary (Tiel) Means. He was raised in the Marcus area and graduated from Holy Name High School. He served in the U.S. Army with the 3rd Armored Division from 1946 to 1947.
He was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church.
Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Nancy and Tom
Hunt of Nisswa, Minn., Janet and Charles Wood and Connie and Charles Marchland,
all of Omaha, Neb.; three sons and their wives, Roger and Cindy Means of
Flower Mound, Texas, Wayne and Carol Chase and Dean and Sandy Chase, all
of Allen, Neb.; a brother and his wife, Harold "Pete" and JoAnn Brosamle
of Marcus; two sisters, Darlene Means of Marcus and Norma and her husband,
Francis Cronin, of Holstein; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were July 22, 2000 for Edna Kastner, 90, of Denison at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig. The Rev. Bob Fritzmeier officiated with burial in Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig.
Mrs. Kastner died July 19 at Eventide Nursing Home in Denison.
Mrs. Kastner was born Aug. 13, 1909, near Schleswig, the daughter of Fred and Louise Schultz. She was baptized in the Lutheran faith Sept. 12, 1909 and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover Township April 13, 1924, by Rev. Runge. She received her education at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Hanover Township.
She married Lenard Kastner Jan. 26, 1930 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The couple made their home on the Kastner homestead farm in Otter Creek Township, where they farmed for 23 years before moving to Schleswig in 1953. He died in 1978.
She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, the Women's Guild and Dorcas Society, where she held various offices. She was also a member of several card clubs.
Survivors include three daughters, Delores Nemitz of Kiron, Donna Lou
and her husband, Gerald Meeves of Schleswig and Edna Mae and her husband,
Roger Lee Johannsen of Arthur; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren;
a sister and her hus-band, Leona and Ted Aldag of Schleswig; a brother-in-law,
Bayard Johnson of Denison, formerly of Kiron; and other relatives.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Aug. 3, 2000 for Roger D. Schramm, 72, of Longmont, Colo., at Howe Mortuary in Longmont. The Rev. Bill Dion of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Longmont will officiate with cremation to follow.
Mr. Schramm died July 30 at Longmont United Hospital.
Mr. Schramm was born Aug. 6, 1927, in Arthur, the son of George and Lillian (Spahn) Schramm. He grew up in the Ida Grove area, graduating from Ida Grove High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He married Donna Douglas Sept. 23, 1950, in Ida Grove. The couple moved to Boulder, Colo., and then to Longmont in the early 1960s. He worked for IBM in the maintenance department for over 20 years, retiring in the early 1990s. During retirement, he enjoyed spending time in his workshop.
He was a former member of the VFW and American Legion Posts in Iowa.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Dennis Schramm of Billings, Mont.,
Dale and his wife, Marian Schramm of Renton, Wash., Ron and his wife, Judy
Schramm of Longmont and Randy Schramm of Longmont; two grandchil-dren,
Thad and Jessica; two brothers and their wives, Robert and Marguerite Schramm
of Ida Grove and Merle and Audrey Schramm of Arthur; a sister, JoAnn Suda
of Newburgh, Ind.; and nu-merous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be Saturday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. for Junis K. Rezabek, 82, of Fort Smith, Ark., at Union Cemetery in Humboldt. The Rev. Richard Lauger officiated under the direction of Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.
Mrs. Rezabek died July 29 at Fort Smith, Ark.
She was the daughter of Ernest Monroe and Bessie Mable (Budd) Hinners.
She married Frank Rezabek April 4, 1940. The couple made their home in
Humboldt until 1964 when they purchased a Coast to Coast store in Ida Grove.
In 1972, they returned to Humboldt until moving to Rogers, Ark., in 1977.
Services will be Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. for Hilma Marie Fertig, 95, of Odebolt at the First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Charles Bulger officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mrs. Fertig died July 30 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Fertig was born May 20, 1905, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Julius and Anna (Anderson) Olson. She moved with her family to Arthur as a child. In 1918, they moved to Odebolt. She graduated from Odebolt High School in 1923, where she received normal training classes. She then taught country school in the Odebolt area from 1923 to 1929.
She married Eugene Fertig May 23, 1929, in Sioux City. The couple farmed near Odebolt until retiring and moving into Odebolt in 1967.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday School and served as secretary and treasurer. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Women, serving as a former president, Wheeler Improvement Club, Eastern Star, Past Matrons Club and Tuesday Club. She served on the library board, Odebolt fair board, was a 4-H leader and was a band booster.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Dr. Kenneth and Janet Fertig of Sheldon; a son-in-law, Bob Hall of Overland Park, Kan.; six grandchildren, Mark, John and Mike Hall, Scott and Steve Fertig and Susan Duffy; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were July 22, 2000 for Maudie E. Rath, 74, of Ida Grove at Church of God in Ida Grove. Dr. Herbert K. Johnson officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Rath died July 20 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mrs. Rath was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Ida Grove, the daughter of Thomas and Hazel (Barrett) Meece. She grew up in the Ida Grove area.
She married Marvin E. Rath March 16, 1944. The couple owned and operated Rath Asphalt and Gravel Company for many years, first in Ida Grove and then in Lake View. In 1978, she opened the Tip Top Cafe in Ida Grove, which she operated until retiring in 1983.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the AARP, the Democratic Party and the Church of God, where she helped with the Ladies Aid and was voted Mother of the Year.
Survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Marva and Lonnie
Bennigsdorf of Battle Creek, Marlene and Mike Reitz of Ida Grove, Myra
and Gene Wessel of Ida Grove and Marilyn and Wesley Mohr of Breda; a son,
Marvin Rath Jr. of Waukee; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
a brother, Thomas Meece of St. Louis, Mo.; and a sister, Clarice Fowler
of Atlanta, Ga.
Services were July 21, 2000 for Janet Lee Grell, 64, of Washta at the United Methodist Church in Holstein. The Rev. Judith A. Piper officiated with burial in Cushing Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mrs. Grell died July 18 at her home.
Mrs. Grell was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Gilmore City, the daughter of Edwin and Ethel (McBride) Shelgren. She was raised in the Gilmore City and Rolfe areas and graduated from Rolfe High School in 1953. She attended the University of Iowa and Buena Vista University.
She married Joseph Grell Oct. 20, 1962, in Rolfe. The couple farmed in the Washta area and she taught school for several years.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Holstein, where she was a member of UMW and had taught Sunday School. She was also a member of Nacirema, Douglas Homemakers and the neighborhood card club.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters and their husbands, Jody
and Lloyd Parker of Anthon, and Jeri and David Johannsen of Sutherland;
a son and his wife, Jed and Deb Grell of Washta; seven grandchildren, Keith,
Alex and Jake Parker, Drew and Dax Johannsen and Bethany and Cassie Grell;
two brothers and their wives, Dave and Shirley Shelgren of Springfield,
Ore., and Eddie and Judy Shelgren of Humboldt; four sisters, Pat Daughenbaugh
of Chino, Calif., Ester Mae Sinek of Rolfe, Shirley and her husband, Earl
Nielsen of Humboldt, and Nancy and her husband, Jim Martin of Rolfe; a
half-brother, Gordon Shelgren of Pittsburg, Calif., and a half-sister,
Edna DeVine of Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be at 2 p.m. July 26, 2000 for Evelyn B. Warburton, 94, of Ida Grove, formerly of Washta, at Washta United Metho-dist Church. The Rev. John Scherb will officiate with burial in Grand Meadow Cemetery in rural Washta under the direction of Boothby Funeral Home in Chero-kee.
Mrs. Warburton died July 22 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Warburton was born May 15, 1906, in Douglas Township, Ida County, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Bergmann) Schuett. She attended country school.
She married Charles E. Warburton May 14, 1932, in Dakota City. He died June 9, 1978. She was a longtime Washta resident before moving to Holstein in 1980. She entered Hilltop Care Center in Cherokee in 1987, and resided there until moving to Morningside Rehab and Care Center in October 1998. She had also resided in Cherokee Villa for a short time.
She was a member of Washta United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Robert C. Warburton of Sun City, Calif.; a
daughter and her husband, Beverly and Richard Lorenzen of Holstein; five
grandchildren, Ken Warburton of Peculiar, Mo., Randy Warburton of New Castle,
Wyo., Barb Gile of Glendale, Ariz., Mike Lorenzen of Missouri Valley and
Kristi McCormick of Lake View; nine great-grandchildren, Matthew and Shannon
Warburton, John, Nathan and Kyle Lorenzen, Devin and Derek Conover and
Carey and Jason Hieb; and two-great-great-grandchildren, Jordan and Madison
Sr. Monica of the Eternal Father OCD
Services were July 24, 2000 for Sr. Monica of the Eternal Father OCD, 71, of Sioux City at the Carmelite Monastery. The Most Rev. Daniel N. DiNardo, Bishop of Sioux City, was the celebrant and homilist. The Most Rev. Lawrence D. Soens, retired Bishop of Sioux City, was the concelebrant, along with Monsignor Michael D. Sernett, Rev. Patrick O'Kane, Rev. Michael T. Larkin, Rev. Richard A. Sitzman and other guest priests. Burial was in the monastery cemetery under the direction of Larkin Funeral Home Inc.
Sr. Monica of the Eternal Father OCD was the former Geraldine E. Croxell. She was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Sioux City, the daughter of Harold F. and Mary Rose (Hadan) Croxell. She was raised in the rural Correctionville area. She attended country school and graduated from Correctionville High School in 1947. When she came to Sioux City, she worked for Palmer Candy Company for a couple of years. She then became a cost accountant at Swift and Company for 15 years, and later for three years at Cudahy Packing Company. In September 1968, she went to work in the Livestock Exchange Building as a bookkeeper and office manager for L.H. Jones and Partners Company and the Hayes Order Buyers Company. She retired in 1983.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. She was active with 4-H Clubs, the American Kennel Club and was a volunteer for the League of Women Voters.
On Oct. 14, 1983, she entered the Carmelite Monastery of Our Lady of the Incarnation. On Sept. 8, 1984, she received her Carmelite habit. On Sept. 8, 1986, she took her first profession and on Oct. 7, 1989, she took her solemn profession.
Survivors include a brother and his wife, Robert and Joan Croxell of
Holstein; a sister, Ruth Durham of Correctionville; a brother-in-law, Erasmo
Garza of Pleasanton, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were July 18, 2000 for Naomi F. Cox, 73, of Lander, Wyo., at the First Baptist Church in Lander. The Rev. Ralph Partelow officiated.
Mrs. Cox died July 14 at Lander Valley Medical Center in Lander.
Mrs. Cox was born Aug. 31, 1926, in Battle Creek, the daughter of Leonard and Mae Hare. She grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from high school in 1943. She then attended Morningside College in Sioux City. At the peak of World War II, she went to work for the military as a civilian employee. She worked at Sioux City Air Base and at Camp Maxey in Texas.
After the war, she worked in Sioux city for a short time before going to work for the Veterans Administration in Des Moines.
She married Rollie Cox Aug. 13, 1950, in Battle Creek. The couple moved to Nyssa, Ore., where he began his teaching profession. In 1952, they moved to Lander, her husband's hometown. They lived in Lander for eight years before moving to their ranch. She remained at home with her children until they reached school age before going back to work.
She was employed for a brief time at NOLS and spent 25 years in the employment of the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. At the time of her retirement in 1987 from the Bureau of Land Management, she was the Land Law Examiner in the Lander office. Her husband retired the same year, and they spent that time traveling and enjoying their ranch, children and grandchildren.
She was active in her church and held several offices in the Lander Christian Women's Club and the Borner's Garden Extension Club. She was also a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and served two terms as president, belonged to the Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered often in the hospital gift shop.
Survivors include her husband; four children, Carol Ahmed of Rio Rancho, N.M., Roger Cox of Santa Clara, Calif., David Cox of Lander, Wyo., and Beth Cox of Corrales, N.M.; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Marjorie Kerr of Thermopolis, Carol Thorsen of Blair, Neb., and Donna Hoard of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, Leslie Hare of Lander and Leonard Hare of Waterloo; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), P.O. Box 4809, Palos Verde, Calif. 90274; or the Lander Christian Women's Club, c/o Mrs. Lemons, 1325 McDougall Dr., Lander, Wyo. 82520.
Memorial services were July 14, 2000 for Catherine M. King, 66, of Sioux City at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel in Sioux City. Burial of the cremains was in Piero Bethel Cemetery in Anthon.
Mrs. King died July 10 at her home.
Mrs. King was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Anthon, the daughter of Jens and Viva (Parker) Katelsen. She attended school in Anthon and graduated from Anthon High School. She attended Merciden School of Practical Nursing in Marshalltown, where she received her practical nursing license. She moved to Sioux City in 1958.
She married Charles King May 28, 1960, in Papillion, Neb. She was employed as a practical nurse with St. Luke's Hospital from 1958 to 1993. Her husband died Sept. 17, 1991, in Sioux City.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she was a Bible School volunteer.
Survivors include four sons, Brent Duane and his wife, Sumiko of Pearl City, Hawaii, Shawn Richard and his wife, Mary Lou, Nathan Charles and his wife, Cindy and Barry Allen, all of Sioux City; a daughter, Randi Ranee Ruttkay of Sioux City; three brothers, Mike and his wife, Elaine Katelsen of Lawton, Chris J. and his wife, Mary Katelsen and Hans Katelsen, all of Anthon; three sisters-in-law, Geraldine Schrader of Battle Creek, Darlene Dirks of Tama and Barbara King of Sioux City; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established in her memory.
Services were July 10, 2000 for Evert Raymond Nielsen, 90, of Storm Lake at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. The Rev. Steve Schulz officiated with burial in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Mr. Nielsen died July 7 in Holstein.
Mr. Nielsen was born Jan. 17, 1910, in Galva, the son of Thomas and Anna (Oberg) Nielsen. He was raised and attended school in both Ida and Woodbury Counties. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
He married Dorothy M. Fritz Sept. 15, 1937, in Ida Grove. He was a lifelong farmer in Ida and Sac Counties. He retired in 1979 and moved to Storm Lake.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, LaVonne and Ron O'Meara
of Storm Lake; a brother, Walter Nielsen of Odebolt; two sisters-in-law,
Helen Vannatta and Lucille Sauter; three grandchildren, Julie Johnson,
Marcia O'Meara and Brenda O'Meara; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces
Patricia "Pat" Schonts
Memorial services will be announced at a later date for Patricia "Pat" Schonts, 73, of Traverse City, Mich., formerly of Ida Grove, under the direction of Traverse City Chapel of Covell Funeral Homes.
Mrs. Schonts died July 9 at her home.
Mrs. Schonts was born Dec. 12, 1926, in Fairmont, Va., the daughter of Harry and Virginia (Portman) Drake. She married Harry Fuller, then later married Harold Schonts, who preceded her in death in 1989.
She spent most of her life in the Traverse City area, except from 1970 until 1990 when she lived in Iowa. She was employed by the Ida County Courier from 1979 until 1986.
Survivors include four sons, Mike Fuller of Alton, N.H., David Fuller
of Interlochen, Scott and his wife, Diana Schonts of Odebolt and Jay and
his wife, Wendy Schonts of Traverse City, Mich.; and seven grandchildren.
Services were July 15, 2000 for Helma Margaret Rusch, 91, of Wall Lake, formerly of Denison, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. The Revs. Kurt R. Kaiser and David M. Sewing officiated with burial in Morgan Township Cemetery in Schleswig under the direction of Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.
Mrs. Rusch died July 12 at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake.
Mrs. Rusch was born Aug. 9, 1908, on a farm in rural Mapleton, Crawford County, the daughter of Henry and Emma (Seehusen) Laumbach. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed at Presho, S.D., in 1922. She was raised on a farm at Presho, S.D., receiving her formal education in rural schools. Following her education, she returned to Mapleton where she was employed in domestic work for her aunts.
She married Harvey Rusch Sept. 25, 1934, in Elk Point, S.D. The couple had five children, Beverly, Merlin, Lois May, Larry and Janice. They farmed in Crawford and Ida Counties moving to their Paradise Township farm in 1957. After their retirement from farming, they moved to Denison in 1980. She moved to Twilight Acres in Wall Lake March 16, 1995.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. In earlier years, she was a member of Zion Ladies Aid and a local square dance club.
Survivors include her husband of Wall Lake; two daughters and their
husbands, Beverly and Duane Wunschel of Wall Lake and Janice and Ray Harris
of Pine Bluff, Ark.; a daughter-in-law, Theonne Rusch Kolls of LaQuinta,
Calif.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Booth
of Fort Pierre, S.D.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Edyth Bubke Schulte
Services were July 19, 2000 for Edyth Bubke Schulte, 71, of Schleswig, formerly of Harlan, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. Burial was in Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
Mrs. Schulte was died July 16 at Denison Care Center.
Mrs. Schulte was born April 3, 1929, in Washta, the daughter of Robert and Bertha (Armstrong) Porter. She graduated from Ringsted High School.
She was a Cub Scout leader, member of the LWML and a Sunday School teacher for many years at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. She went to school to be a nurse and graduated in 1978.
She married Frances Schulte March 17, 1979. She lived and worked at the OEA Manor in Omaha, Neb., as supervisor of the nursing facility. She retired to Schleswig in 1994.
Survivors include her children, Leroy Bubke of Harlan, Barbara and her husband, Gailen Lyman of Chandler, Ariz., Tom and his wife, Cathy Bubke of Schleswig, Donald and his wife, Virginia Bubke of Avoca, Connie and her husband, Dewey Lee of Charter Oak, Mike Bubke of Worthington, Minn., Leon T. Bubke and his fiancee, Colleen Mencke of Denison, Roger and his wife, Alisa Bubke of Nemaha, Steven and his wife, Terri Bubke of Omaha, Neb., Timothy and his wife, Lila Bubke of Schleswig, Terry and his wife, LaVonne Schulte of Westphalia, David Schulte and special friend Jo Olson of Harlan, Diann Taylor of Red Oak and Maria Evans of Battle Creek; three sisters, Ruth Grigg of Red Oak, Arlene Halverson of Ringsted and Lucille Anderson of Alberta, Minn.; a brother, L.O. Porter of Illinois; 53 grandchildren; and 51 great-grandchildren.
Mary Frances Warner
Services were July 11, 2000 for Mary Frances Warner, 72, of Sioux City at St. Boniface Catholic Church. The Rev. Kevin Richter officiated with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Mapleton under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Warner died July 8 at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City.
Mrs. Warner was born May 20, 1928, in Mapleton, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Flammang) Jacoby.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Rosary Society, American Legion Auxiliary, Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Michael J. and Vicki of Sioux
City; two daughters, Alice J. and her husband, Mark Cone of Blue Springs,
Mo., and Susan J. Warner of Sioux City; four sisters, Teresa Diimig of
Danbury, Kathleen James of Sioux City, Isabelle Steele of Ida Grove and
Beatrice McCall of Soldier; and four grandchildren, Sarah Jane Abbott,
Brandon D. and Grant W. Cone and Sean M. Warner.
Anna (Cassens) Henry
Services were July 10, 2000 for Anna J. (Cassens) Henry, 96, of Sioux City at Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux City. The Rev. Paul Mueller officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Henry died July 7 at a Sioux City nursing home.
Mrs. Henry was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Battle Creek, the daughter of Anton and Jensine (Sorenson) Kirkholm. She was raised in the Anthon area.
She married John R. Henry March 18, 1967, in South Sioux City. He died Aug. 20, 1985.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Leonard and Juanita Cassens of
Anthon; two daughters and their husbands, Margaret "Marty" and Gene Sokolowski
of Sioux City and Gloria and David Hink of Correctionville; three daughters-in-law,
Florence Cassens of Hornick, Margery Cassens of Sioux City and Carole Cassens
of Anthon; a sister, Mary Vetterien of Chicago, Ill.; 16 grandchildren;
and several great and great-great-grandchildren.
Services were July 11, 2000 for Robert McCulloch Girvan, 89, of Odebolt at Faith Lutheran Church in Odebolt. Burial was in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Girvan died July 6 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Girvan was born Oct. 28, 1910, in Campbeltown, Argyll, Scotland, the son of Robert and Isabella (McCulloch) Girvan. He was baptized in Campbeltown. As a young child, he moved to Paisley with his family and was educated at Craigielea School and Camp Hill High School. He emigrated to the United States at the age of 18.
He married Dorothy Charlotte Carlson in Alta, Aug. 15, 1937. The couple lived in and near Odebolt their entire married lives. He was a farmer and carpenter, farming in Wheeler Township from 1956-1967. He was a carpenter from 1967 until his retirement in 1972.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Odebolt.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert F. Girvan of Stanhope and
James Hunter Girvan of West Branch; three daughters and their husbands,
Gloria and Maurice Sutton of Templeton, Bonnie and Richard Eske of Ankeny
and Barbara and Donald Horak of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; two nieces, Isabel Girvan Green of Mississauga, Ontario,
Canada, and Ruth Girvan Gilmour of Airdrie, Scotland; and a half-brother,
William Towns, also of Scotland.
Funeral services were Monday, July 3, 2000 for Merle G. Siebrecht, 73, of Arthur at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt. Burial was at the Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home.
He died June 30 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Services were July 3, 2000 for Donald Urskov, 83, of Galva at St. John Lutheran Church in Galva. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.
He died June 30 at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were July 3, 2000 for Marion E. Knutson, 84, of Holstein at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home.
She died June 30 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 18, 1915 near Ute, the daughter of Ralph and Marguerite (Koch) Olson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended country schools in Crawford and Ida Counties.
She worked as a housekeeper for an Ida Grove family before her marriage to Hans C.M. Knutson on Aug. 29, 1937 in Denison. The couple purchased a farm in Battle Township where she resided until her death. Hans retired from farming in 1974 and died Dec. 20, 1982.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove.
Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Beverly and William
Meyer of Holstein; one grandson and his wife, Tom and Kristi German of
Holstein; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Trimmer and Delores
Huff, both of Council Bluffs; and a sister-in-law, Helen Kinney of Arthur.
Funeral services were June 30, 2000 for Alice Lucille Albers, 83, of Cushing at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Midway, rural Battle Creek. The Rev. Thomas Sabel officiated with burial in St. Paul Cemetery in rural Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Albers died June 27 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Albers was born Feb. 23, 1917, in Woodbury County, the daughter of Arnold and Mary (Jensen) Strackbein. She married Harold Albers Aug. 21, 1935, at Midway. The couple farmed in the Battle Creek and Oto communities before moving south of Cushing in 1944, where they farmed until retiring to Cushing in 1971. He died Sept. 4, 1992.
She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was baptized on March 25, 1917, and confirmed March 20, 1932, and over the years participated in the women's organizations.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Rev. Gordon and Charlotte Albers of Austin, Texas, and Wayne and Kaye Albers of Holstein; a daughter and her husband, Bevereley and Raymond Bergmann of Aurelia; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Gladys Strackbein; and a brother-in-law, Willard Gebers.