Miscellaneous Lyon County, Iowa Obituaries

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Sally Stubbe

Sally Stubbe, 49, of Little Rock died at her home Sunday, April 8, 2001.

Services were Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, with interment in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Sally Kruse was born Feb. 22, 1952, at Sibley, the daughter of Charles and Grace (Van Beest) Kruse. She grew up and attended school in Little Rock.

On Nov. 17, 1979, she married Mike Stubbe in Rock Rapids. They lived in Little Rock and she was employed at Sibley Care Center.

She was active in Youth Club and First Presbyterian Church and Modern Woodmen.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Randy Johnson of Hull; two daughters, Mrs. Alan (Jody) Ellis of Rockwell City and Mrs. Edwin (Melissa) Martinez of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 10 grandchildren, her mother and stepfather, Grace and George Veen of Little Rock; two brothers, Steve of Land-O-Lakes, Fla., and Robert of George, and three sisters, Mrs. Stan (Linda) Klaahsen of Sibley, Mrs. Gene (Charlene) Wachter of Worthington, Minn., and Mrs. Colin (Mary Jo) Jensen of Sibley.

She was preceded in death by her father.
 

John Frambach

John "Jack" Frambach, 67, of Sawyer, Mich., died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph, Mich.

Services were Tuesday at Boyd Funeral Home, Bridgman, Mich., with interment in Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids. Chapel services will be Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at Roste Funeral Home.

Mr. Frambach was born June 25, 1933, in Waterloo, the son of James and Eugenia (Godden) Frambach. He served in the army from June 1953 to May 1955. 

On July 7, 1957, he married Jean Vogel in Rock Rapids.He retired in 1990 as a rural letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service in Sawyer, Mich.

Survivors include his wife; one son, John of Sawyer; one daughter, Mrs. Dave (Jane) Young of New Castle, Colo.; two granddaughters and one brother, James of Emmetsburg.

Gloria Breuer

Gloria "Gay" Breuer, 79, of Larchwood died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospice Unit, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Funeral mass was Monday at Church of St. Mary, Larchwood, with interment in Larchwood Cemetery.

Gloria Lynch was born April 1, 1922, at Rock Rapids, the daughter of John "Jack" and Vera (Crow) Lynch. She grew up in Rock Rapids and graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 1940. She worked at Frink Bakery in Rock Rapids.

On Aug. 31, 1942, she married Robert Breuer in Larchwood. They lived in various locations while Bob served in the military. In 1946, they returned to live in Larchwood. About 1967, she began working in the furniture department for Sears-Roebuck and Co. in Sioux Falls. She retired in 1984.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Rick of Paso Robles, Calif., and Tim of Larchwood; one daughter, Mrs. Chuck (Cathy) Wiese of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; one brother, Jack of San Jose, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Ray (Muriel) Schreurs of Ankeny and Jeannine Krier of Paullina.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Jim and Joe, and one sister, Betty Jerde.

Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson, 70, of Inwood died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Services were Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Inwood, with interment in Richland Cemetery.

Mr. Jackson was born March 25, 1931, at Madison, S.D., the son of Lloyd and Julia (Apple) Jackson. He grew up on a farm near Wentworth, S.D., before the family moved to Madison in 1942. He graduated from Madison High School in 1951. He served in the navy four years, enlisting in December 1951. 

He received a bachelors degree in education from Dakota State College, Madison, then taught high school at Philip and Harrisburg, S.D. He then earned a masters degree in psychology from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion.

On April 10, 1968, he married Beverly (Bye) Moen in Harrisburg. He taught at West Lyon Community School, retiring as a guidance counselor in 1995 after 35 years in education. The couple owned and operated Glennwood Inn Cafe in Inwood from 1974-1995.

He was a member of American Legion and VFW.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Marshall of Blaire, Neb., Brian of Sioux Falls and David of Inwood; one daughter, Marsha Kathman of Hastings, Neb., and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Glenda, and two brothers, Morris and Dale.

Emily Fisher

Emily Fisher, 94, of Rock Rapids died of heart failure Friday, April 13, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Memorial services were Monday at Congregational United Church of Christ, Rock Rapids, with interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Emily Jammer was born Sept. 28, 1906, in Rock Rapids, the daughter of William and Dora (Koch) Jammer. She grew up in Rock Rapids and graduated from Rock Rapids High School. She received a bachelors of science degree in home economics from Iowa State University, Ames. She taught home economics in South Dakota and Texas about five years before returning home to Rock Rapids.

On Sept. 29, 1941, she married Earl Fisher. They lived in various locations while he served in the military before returning to Rock Rapids where he was an attorney. 

Her husband died March 31, 1990. She became a resident of Premier Estates earlier this year.

She was a member of PEO Sisterhood and Gamma Phi Beta. 

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lyle (Ann) Wilke of Prairie Village, Kan., and Mrs. David (Kay) Byrd of Overland Park, Kan., and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, five sisters and two brothers.

Joyce Welte

Joyce Welte, 88, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Friday, April 13, 2001, at Good Samaritan Luther Manor.

Memorial services were Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls.

Survivors inclue one daughter and two sisters including Leota Hage of Inwood.
 

Lillian Wissink

Lillian Wissink, 93, of Rock Rapids died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Rock Rapids Health Centre.

Private family services were conducted.

Lillian Jongerius was born Sept. 12, 1907, in Sioux Center, the daughter of Gerrit and Gertrude (Van Putten) Jongerius. She grew up in Sioux County and attended country school.

On Jan. 23, 1929, she married Martin Wissink at Steen, Minn. They lived in Orange City and Sioux Center before moving to Rock Rapids in 1938. 

Her husband died April 6, 1977. She became a resident of Rock Rapids Health Centre in 1993.

She was a member of First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids where she taught Sunday School 35 years and Vacation Bible School.

Survivors include one son, Melvin of Rock Rapids; one daughter, Mrs. Gerrit (Betty) Vander Kolk of Doon; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerrit "Doc" of Ashcreek, Minn., and one sister, Annetta Jongerius of Rock Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Delmer; one grandson; two great-grandsons, four brothers and six sisters.

Deborah Vogelaar

Deborah Vogelaar, 48, of Sebastopol, Calif., died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at her home.

Services were June 30 at First Presbyterian Church, Sanborn, with interment in Roseland Cemetery.

Deborah Vogelaar was born Aug. 10, 1952, in Rock Rapids, the daughter of Victor and Lorraine (Cammock) Vogelaar. She lived in George until the family moved to Sanborn in 1962. She graduated from Sanborn High School in 1970 and attended University of South Dakota in Vermillion. She worked at Prins Insurance in Sanborn before moving to Thermopolis, Wyo., to be a veterinarian's assistant. She worked in Iowa City and Oakland Calif., then returned to Iowa City. She lived the last six years in Sebastopol.

Survivors include her mother of Sanborn; one brother, Greg of Sanborn and two sisters, Mrs. Terry (Vicki) Protextor of Iowa City and Mrs. Jim (Heidi) Postma of Sanborn.

Margaret Nicks

Margaret Nicks, 83, of Sibley died Tuesday, June 26, at Country View Manor.

Services were June 28 at First Presbyterian Church, Sibley, with interment in Holman Township Cemetery.

Margaret Zylstra was born May 31, 1918, in Osceola County, the daughter of Peter and Ida (Tolsma) Zylstra. She grew up in the Little Rock area and graduated from Little Rock High School. She received a teaching certificate from Buena Vista College, Storm Lake. She taught in Oscola County. Later she was employed as an Iowa State University Extension office assistant in Osceola County 10 years.

On Nov. 15, 1941, she married Ellison Nicks. They farmed in the Little Rock and Sibley areas until retiring in 1982.

Her husband died Dec. 4, 1996. 

Survivors include two sons, James of Tracy, Minn., and David of Spencer; one daughter, Betty Rozum of Mitchell, S.D.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson and one brother, Charley of Sibley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and four brothers.

Pauline Siemer

Pauline Siemer, 90, of Rock Rapids died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital.

Services were Saturday at Zion Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth, Minn., with interment in Pleasant View Cemetery, Little Rock.

Pauline Herding was born June 21, 1911, near Rock Rapids, the daughter of Casper and Anna (Hasse) Herding. She grew up near Rock Rapids and attended country school.

On Oct. 12, 1940, she married Elmer Siemer at Sibley. The couple farmed until retiring and moving to Rock Rapids in 1979.

Her husband died March 28, 1997. She remained in her own home until being hospitalized six weeks ago.

Survivors include one brother, Herbert of Little Rock, and two sisters, Greta Veen of Little Rock and Marie Dammer of Rock Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Nell McCarty

Nell McCarty, 87, of Alexandria, Minn., former of Larchwood, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital.

Services are pending with Roste Funeral Home, Rock Rapids.
 

Dr. William Boelter

Dr. William Boelter, 81, of Surprise, Ariz., died Aug. 29, 2001, in Sun City West, Ariz.

Graveside memorial services were Monday at Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids.

Dr. Boelter was born in Ashland, Neb., graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in 1946 and served his residency in Cleveland, Ohio. He served in the army air corps during World War II.

On Feb. 20, 1970, he married Jean Crowley, formerly of Rock Rapids, in Kauai, Hawaii. He operated his practice specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and served as chief of staff at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb., over 40 years. He was also a professor at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He retired in 1987 and the couple moved to Phoenix, Ariz. During his retirement, he organized several medical missions to Russia.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Shari Bovill of Lincoln, Neb.; two sons, Dr. William II of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Robert of Tarpon Springs., Fla.; four grandchildren and one brother of Sun City.

Mary Cossman

Mary Cossman, 67, of Simi Valley, Calif., died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001.

Graveside services were Oct. 1 in Simi Valley.

Mary Rydell was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Rock Rapids, the daughter of Karl and Margaret Rydell. She grew up and attended school in Rock Rapids.

On Dec. 18, 1950, she married Henry "Cussy" Cossman in Rock Rapids. They farmed near Brookings, S.D., several years. They then moved to Rock Rapids where they managed the VFW Canteen. In 1964, they moved to California.

Survivors include five children, Dave, Jerry, Debbie and Tim, all of Simi Valley, and Chuck of Connecticut; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill of Rock Rapids and Pat of Storm Lake; two sisters, Thelma Johnson of Bellingham, Wash., and June Rydell of Rock Rapids, and two sisters-in-law, Aileen Rydell of Flandreau, S.D., and Phyllis Rydell of Rock Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Ronie and Bob.
 

Ben Dirks

Ben Dirks of Bemidji, Minn., died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at Bemidji Regional Hospital.

Memorial services were Sept. 28 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Bemidji, with interment in Kinghurst Cemetery, Dora Lake, Minn.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, two daughters, 14 grandchildren and two sisters including Dixie Vogt of Rock Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Tena Dirks; two brothers, Don and Terry, and one sister, Amy DeBerg.

Dorothy Lund

Dorothy Lund, 85, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Sept. 27, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospital.

Funeral mass was Oct. 1 at St. Magdalen's Catholic Church, Lennox, S.D., with interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Dorothy Weisensee was born Feb. 5, 1916, near Alvord, the daughter of George and Nellie (McCarty) Weisensee. She attended grade school in the Alvord area and graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 1933. She attended Cedar Falls Teachers College and taught in several rural schools. During World War II, she taught Morse Code at the Sioux Falls Army Air Base.

On Jan. 1, 1948, she married Obel Lund in Minneapolis, Minn. They farmed in the Lennox area and she owned and operated a hatchery business.

Her husband died March 21, 1989. She moved to Sioux Falls in May 1996.

Survivors include four daughters, Maureen Sorgdrager of Sioux Falls, Marleen Parker of Concordia, Kan., Margaret Montague of Winslow, Ark., and Mary Louise Morris of Casper, Wyo.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant brother and one granddaughter, Jessica Morris. 

Nellie Onken

Nellie Onken, 83, of Rushmore, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at Arnold Memorial Nursing Home, Adrian, Minn.

Services were Oct. 2 at First Presbyterian Church, Rushmore, with interment in Sunset Rest Cemetery.

Nellie Breeman was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Boyden, the daughter of Isaac and Kommertje (Van Rij) Breeman. She grew up and attended school in the Rock Rapids area.

On March 15, 1939, she married Bert Rowland in Rock Rapids. They lived near Ellsworth, Minn., before moving to a farm south of Rushmore. Her husband died Sept. 11, 1961.

On Dec. 6, 1965, she married Harm Onken in Rushmore. He died Sept. 15, 1968. She moved to Rushmore in 1977 where she worked at Rushmore Cafe about 35 years. She also worked at the Coliseum in Worthington, Minn.

She was a member of the Rushmore Booster Club and the Dodge Center American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include one son, Loren of Rushmore; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Audrey) Erwin of Dodge Center, Minn., and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husband; two sisters, Pauline Ver Meer and Cora Brommer, and one brother Ike Jr.

Peter Snuttjer

Peter Snuttjer, 89, of George died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital, Rock Rapids.

Services were Wednesday at Hope Reformed Church, rural George, with interment in the church cemetery.

Mr. Snuttjer was born Jan. 30, 1912, in Doon, the son of John and Kate (Peters) Snuttjer. He attended country school.

On Dec. 14, 1935, he married Edna Dell Fiihr. They farmed northwest of George. His wife died in 1964.

On July 25, 1975, he married Elsie Noordboek. They lived in George.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Eugene of Sioux City; one daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Shirley) Timmer of George; two stepsons, Leon Noordboek of Prairie DuChien, Wis., and Edward Noordboek of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 27 stepgreat-grandchildren and one sister, Minnie Timmer of Worthington, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, seven brothers and four sisters.

Gertrude Kahl

Gertrude Kahl, 91, of Rock Rapids died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital, Rock Rapids.

Services were Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Rapids, with interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Gertrude Reimers was born Jan. 14, 1910, near Alvord, the daughter of John and Theresa Reimers. She graduated from Alvord High School, attended Cedar Falls Teachers College and began teaching.

On Oct. 23, 1936, she married Ferd Kahl at Menno, S.D. They farmed near Steen, Minn., while she continued teaching. They later moved to the George area, but returned to Steen in 1945 where they operated a grocery store. After being out of the teaching profession 19 years, she attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D., to re-establish her teaching credentials. She taught third grade at Rock Rapids several years. On Nov. 21, 1969, the couple retired and moved to Rock Rapids. 

Her husband died Dec. 13, 1989.

Survivors include nephews and nieces.

Fern Nelson

Fern Nelson, 83, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls.

Services were Friday at East Side Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, with interment in Richland Cemetery, Inwood.

Fern Schlumbohm was born April 30, 1918, in Hawarden, the daughter of Herman and Marie (Moeller) Schlumbohm. She grew up and attended school in Alvord, graduating in 1936.

On June 25, 1941, she married Walter Nelson in Alvord. They lived in Sioux Falls where she was employed with Midwest Beach 18 years.

Her husband died March 15, 1994.

Survivors include one brother, Wallace of Burreon, Kan., and two sisters, Viola Childress and Mrs. Leo (Betty) Pedersen, both of Inwood.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Richard and Harold, and one sister, Evelyn Schlotfeldt.

Eleanor Fry

Eleanor Fry, 89, of Englewood, Colo., died Oct. 1, 2001, in Littleton, Colo.

Services were Friday at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary chapel with interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Littleton.

Eleanor Stewart was born May 17, 1912, in Inwood, the daughter of Alexander and Nellie (Martin) Stewart. She attended North Central College, Naperville, Ill., and was a middle school teacher.

On June 17, 1941, she married Donald Fry in Inwood. 

She was a member of Eastern Star and National Education Association.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Stewart of Castle Rock, Colo., and Jim of Littleton; one daughter, Alexis Stevens of Montgomery, Texas, and three grandchildren.

Dick Koerselman

Dick Koerselman, 88, of George died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at George Good Samaritan Center.

Services were Saturday at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church, rural George, with interment in the church cemetery.

Mr. Koerselman was born Aug. 11, 1913, at Sheldon, the son of Ben and Jenny (Vander Maaten) Koerselman Sr. He attended school in George.

On Sept. 14, 1940, he married Rhoda Willemssen. They farmed near George until retiring in 1977 and moving into George.

He was an elder and Sunday School teacher at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth of George; five daughters, Mrs. Bill (Esther) Van Dyke of Sioux City, Mrs. Gary (Carol) Plank of Salem Mo., Mrs. Celso (Janet) Cruz of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Jim (Susan) Heemstra of Des Moines and Rebecca Koerselman of Sioux Falls, S.D.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herman of Sheldon and Lewis Sr. of Fergus Falls, Minn., and three sisters, Bertha Dykstra of Mesa, Ariz., Lucy Eberlien of Minnetonka, Minn., and Mrs. Harold (Johanna) Kruse of George.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son, Donald, two brothers and one sister.

Barbara Langenhorst
 
Barbara Langenhorst, 81, of Larchwood died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Funeral mass was Saturday at The Church of St. Mary, Larchwood, with interment in Larchwood Cemetery.

Barbara Full was born June 12, 1920, near Taunton, Minn. While she was growing up, the family lived in Granville and Alton.

On Jan. 27, 1941, she married Harold "Demps" Langenhorst in Granville. They farmed in the Hospers area until moving to Larchwood in 1966. They owned Demps' and Barb's Cafe six years. She then worked for various cafe owners, West Lyon Community School and K-Products.

Her husband died April 17, 1994. 

Survivors include three sons, Carrol of Newton, Kan., Dave of Larchwood and Alan of Aurora, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Linda) Kotz of Maxwell, Debbie Langenhorst of Rock Rapids and Mrs. Larry (Lori) Summers of Larchwood; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alvin of Alton, Mark of Minneota, Minn., and Arthur of Stewartstown, Penn., and two sisters, Inez Reichle of Alton and Janie Croatt of Sibley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, one in infancy and Shirley Nelson, and three brothers, Ferdinand, James and Ray.

Lena Grimm

Lena Grimm, 101, of West bend died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001.

Services were Nov. 26 at Apostolic Christian Church, West Bend, with interment in the church cemetery.

Survivors include 13 children including Elaine Kellenberger of Lester, 67 grandchildren, 129 great-grandchildren and 33 great-great-grandchildren.

Vance Bahnson

Vance Bahnson, 86, of San Diego, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001.

Mr. Bahnson was born March 25, 1915, at Inwood, the son of Henry C. and Gena (Johnson) Bahnson. He graduated from Inwood High School in 1933.

In 1941, he moved to California and served in the air force from 1943-1945. He returned to California and worked 35 years as a machinist for Rohr Aircraft, retiring in 1970.

In March 1947 he married Mary Alma Miller. She died in 1984.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan, and one son, John, both of California; four grandchildren, and one sister, Grace Bahnson of Inwood.

Earleene Timmer

Earleene Timmer, 80, of George died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at a Sioux Falls, S.D. hospital.

Services were Wednesday at Lyon County First Presbyterian Church, rural George, with interment in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery.

Earleene Chadwick was born July 21, 1921, near George, the daughter of Leslie and Kate (Damm) Chadwick. She attended country school.

On Oct. 14, 1940, she married William Timmer. They farmed in the George area, retiring and moving into George in 1984.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Leslie of George; three daughters, Mrs. Daryl (Lorene) Wessels of George, Diana Kruse of Brandon, S.D., and Kathy Timmer of Washington, D.C.; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one brother, Lorin Chadwick of George.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Shirley Bruns, and one granddaughter, Robin Wessels.

Scott Sanow

Scott Sanow, 31, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at his home.

Services were Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Sioux City.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, two daughters, his parents, paternal grandmother, one brother and one sister, Mrs. Tony (Sara) Schreurs of Larchwood.

Viola Nystrom

Viola Nystrom, 90, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at United Medical Center.

Services were Friday at Roste Funeral Home, Rock Rapids, with interment in Riverview Cemetery.

Viola Nordmann was born March 19, 1911, in Remsen, the daughter of Otto and Siephie Nordmann. She graduated from Ellsworth, Minn., high school. She attended the University of Dubuque two years and completed her college work at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, S.D. She taught in rural Lyon County schools 10 years, then served as administrative assistant to the Lyon County Superintendent of Schools almost 19 years.

On Dec. 2, 1934, she married Merle Nystrom in Rock Rapids.

Survivors include one son, Lynn of Cheyenne; two grandsons; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Harold of Gowrie, and one sister, Harriet Stansberry of Minneapolis, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother, Edwin.

Ada Ten Haken

Ada Ten Haken, 91, of Hull died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Pleasant Acres Care Center.

Services were Wednesday at First Reformed Church, Hull, with interment in Hope Cemetery.

Ada Brouwer was born July 31, 1910, near Doon, the daughter of Andrew and Alice (Van Berkum) Brouwer. She grew up in Doon. After graduating from high school and attending summer school, she was a country school teacher five years.

On March 22, 1933, she married Willis Ten Haken in Doon. They farmed near Carmel from 1942-46 and northwest of Hull from 1946-67. In 1967, they moved into Hull where she was a nurse aide at Pleasant Acres five years.

Her husband died June 12, 1986. In February 1995, she moved to Homestead in Hull. On June 15, 2001, she transferred to Pleasant Acres.

Survivors include one son, Harold of Rock Valley; two daughters, Lois Visser of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Bernie (Linda) Mulder of Carmel; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, Alan; one grandson, Daniel, and two brothers, Fred and William.

Verdean Ubbinga

Verdean Ubbinga, 80, of George died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Rock Rapids Health Centre.

Services were Thursday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, George, with interment in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Ubbinga was born March 21, 1921, at Rock Rapids, the son of Abbo and Myrtle (Schmidt) Ubbinga. He grew up near Rock Rapids, attended country school and graduated from George High School.

On May 6, 1941, he married Arlene Peters at Little Rock. They farmed near Ashton then moved to a farm near Rock Rapids where they farmed until retiring and moving into George.

His wife died June 6, 1996. He became a resident of Rock Rapids Health Centre Nov. 27, 2001.

He served on the George Elevator Board and was a member of Farm Bureau.

Survivors include one son, Arlen of Mounds View, Minn.; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Sharon) Schilling of Ellsworth, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one sister, Myrtle May Duin of George.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and three sisters, LaVonne Dietz, Leone Sprock and Evelyn Kruse.

Stephen Beek

Stephen Beek, 50, of Cherokee died from complications following surgery Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at University of Iowa Medical Center, Iowa City.

Services were Friday at Hope Reformed Church, George, with interment in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Beek was born Nov. 3, 1951, near George, the son of Edward and Henrietta (Willemssen) Beek. When he was 16 he was diagnosed with manic depressive/bipolar illness. He graduated from George High School in 1970. He attended college one year and worked on road construction several summers. He lived in George and at the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee.

He was married one year to Barbara Beers.

Survivors include four brothers, Harlan of Paynesville, Minn., John of Boyden, David of New York, N.Y., and Eilert of Mankato, Minn.; six sisters, Mrs. Edward (Ruth) Bruns of George, Mrs. Lowry (Mary) Fredrickson of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Bernard (Sallie) DeBar of New Brighton, Minn., Mrs. Ron (Glenda) Noordsy of Pella, Rebecca Beek-Tabor of Arden Hills, Minn., and Mrs. Gary (Esther) Williams of Hopkins, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bartie.

Vira Ranney

Vira Ranney, 61, of Burlington died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City.

Services were Monday at Riverside Baptist Church with interment in Burlington Memorial Cemetery, Burlington.

Vira Schourman was born April 8, 1940, in Rock Rapids, the daughter of Clarence and Gertrude (Snitselaar) Schourman. She graduated from Rock Rapids High School.

On Jan. 4, 1961, she married John Ranney at Luverne, Minn. 

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Mike of Burlington and Tom of Moline, Ill.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.

Betty Walters

Betty Walters, 67, of Hartford, S.D., died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Memorial services were Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls.

Survivors include her husband, three sons including Scott and Sean, both of Rock Rapids, three daughters, 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one brother.
 

Ralph Reck

Ralph Reck, 66, of Sibley died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at his home.

Services were Saturday at Walton, Roste & Vogel Funeral Home, Sibley, with interment in Holman Township Cemetery.

Mr. Reck was born Sept. 8, 1935, near Rock Rapids, the son of John and Grace (Lupkes) Reck. He graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 1953.

On Dec. 22, 1956, he married Darlyn Dilly near Ellsworth, Minn. 

He served in the army from January 1957-October 1958 and in the army reserve five years. He worked at Adrian Elevator while living in Adrian and Ellsworth, Minn., and later on a farm near Little Rock. He worked at Chase Bag Co., in Sibley from 1972 until his retirement in June 2000.

On Oct. 23, 1982, he married Paula Cooper in Rock Rapids. In March 1984 they moved to Sibley.

Survivors include his wife; three children, David Reck of Windom, Minn., Allen Reck of Sibley and Mrs. Mark (Michelle) Ling of Jackson, Minn.; five grandchildren and one brother, Larry of Rock Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Tillie Hindt, and three brothers, Jacob, Edward M. and William E.

George Henning

George Henning, 88, of rural Rushmore, Minn., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Country View Manor Nursing Home, Sibley.

Services were Monday at American Lutheran Church, Worthington, Minn., with interment in Worthington Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, four daughters, one stepson, Harold Behrens of George, three stepdaughters, 19 grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 16 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Ida Bechler

Ida Bechler, 84, of George died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Services were Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, George, with interment in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery.

Ida Blom was born Sept. 14, 1917, at George, the daughter of Charley and Allkie (Rippentrop) Blum. She grew up and attended school in Lyon County.

On Dec. 6, 1937, she married John Bechler at Luverne, Minn. They farmed in northwest Iowa where her husband also did trucking and custom work. In 1982, they retired and moved into George.

Survivors include her husband; five sons, Johnnie of Casa Grande, Ariz., Roger of Greeley, Colo., Ron and Robert, both of George, and Myron of Sheldon; two daughters, Mrs. Willie (Bev) Van Wyhe of Webster City and Mrs. Gene (Ida Mae) Kruger of George; 22 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ben of Greeley, and two sisters, Sadie Leu of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Grace Hinders of Sibley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Cort and Carl; one sister, Allkie Willnitz; one daughter, MaryAnne Smid, and two grandchildren, John Bechler and Lisa Bechler.

Norman Stensland

Norman Stensland, 78, of Canton, S.D., died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 at a hospital in Yankton, S.D.

Services were Tuesday at Canton Lutheran Church with interment in Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery near Inwood.

Mr. Stensland was born Feb. 19, 1923, near Inwood, the son of Ole and Severline (Mydland) Stensland. He grew up and attended school near Inwood. He farmed with his father several years and later farmed on his own until moving to Canton. He worked for the Lincoln County Highway Department 28 years until his retirement.

On Jan. 2, 1953, he married Hazel (Stengel) Knorr in Sioux Falls, S.D. She died April 27, 1993.

Survivors include one stepson, one stepdaughter and three brothers, Hans and Tommy, both of Canton, and Sig of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Kenneth, Trig and Gerrit, and one sister, Marcene.


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