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Florence Caroline Hildebrandt
Florence Caroline Hildebrandt was born August 19, 1914, the daughter of William F. and Theresa Ossenkop Kuhlmann. She died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, Thursday, November 18, 1999 at the age of eighty-five. Florence was born near Charter Oak, Iowa and was baptized in Christ on September 6, 1914 at St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak and later confirmed there on April 10, 1927. She received her education in a rural school in Willow Township and graduated from the Charter Oak High School with the class of 1931. After completing her education, Florence taught in a rural school for a number of years. On July 22, 1934, Florence was united in marriage to John Hildebrandt at St. John Lutheran Parsonage in Charter Oak by Rev. A. Amstein. The couple made their home on a farm southeast of Charter Oak until 1968, when they moved to a farm east of Charter Oak. In 1972, the couple moved to Charter Oak. Florence was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, their Ladies Aid and the Crawford County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was a very loving and caring mother and grandmother. She put everyone's care before her own. Florence loved the farm life, where she enjoyed cooking and gardening, sewing and reading. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1982, one grandson, Steven Boger, two sisters, Marie Magill and Esther Kruse. Survivors include three daughters, Benita Boger and her husband, Floyd of Denison; Faylene Paulsen and her husband, Ronald of Charter Oak; Jacqueline Henry and her husband, Wayne of Council Bluffs; fourteen grandchildren and thirty-great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Kuhlmann of Charter Oak; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 22, 1999, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. L.C. Gebhardt officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison, Iowa. Art Beeck provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, “How Great Thou Art” and “Lift High the Cross”. Guitarist and soloist, Ryan Paulsen sang, “Amazing Grace”. Pallbearers were Cosette McKinney, Roni Christina Knief, Sharon K. Brown, Elise C.I. Henry, Ashlee W. Henry, Debra Thomsen, Susan Wiggins, Todd W. Henry, Michael Boger, Ryan Paulsen, Lynne Shives, Dennis Boger, Kevin Boger and Keith Boger. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak was in charge of arrangements.

Norman Walter Friedrichsen
Norman Walter Friedrichsen was born August 13, 1932, the son of Ommo and Marcella Riessen Friedrichsen. He passed away at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital on August 6, 1999 at the age of sixty-six. Norman was born in Crawford County near Schleswig, Iowa and was baptized in Christ as an infant on September 18, 1932 and later confirmed on March 30, 1947 at Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church. He received his education in the Schleswig Community School District. Norman served in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and 1952 during the Korean War. On May 25, 1955 Norman was united in marriage to Zola Gehring in Elk Point, South Dakota. Norman drove a truck for a number of years and in 1960, he started farming, until retiring in 1995. Norman was a member of the United Church of Christ in Schleswig. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ricky Allen and one grandson, Chad Brown. Survivors include his wife, Zola of Schleswig; one son, Randy and his wife, Linda of Parker, Colorado; one daughter, Vicky Brown and her husband, Les of Denison; one step-granddaughter, Stacey Bussard of Parker, Colorado; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Roy and Alice Johnson of Schleswig; two sisters, LaJune Johannsen and her husband, Roger of Audubon; Jordean Aschinger and her husband, Veryl of Wall Lake; two brothers, Virgene Friedrichsen and his wife, Wanita of Odebolt; Eugene Friedrichsen and his wife, Linda of Breda; also many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Gordon Hoyt officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery. Dorothy Jessen provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Rubie Kastner singing "How Great Thou Art" and "On Eagle's Wings" and congregational hymn "Just A Closer Walk With Thee". Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Friedrichsen, Michael Friedrichsen, Jason Friedrichsen, Justin Friedrichsen, Allen Friedrichsen, Bradley Friedrichsen, Russ Johannsen, Craig Aschinger, Jay Johannsen and Lee Johannsen. Pallbearers and Military Honors were V.F.W. Post 3930 and American Legion Post 645, Schleswig, Iowa. The family invited everyone in attendance to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Women's Guild. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements. 

Alvern (Skip) Hopp
Alvern (Skip) Albert Hopp was born July 19, 1927, the son of Emil and Minnie Jahn Hopp. He died Monday, November 29, 1999, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital, Denison, Iowa, at the age of seventy-two. Alvern was baptized in Christ August 21, 1927, at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak by Rev. A. Amstein, and was confirmed April 6, 1941 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hanover by Rev. Wagnor. He received his education in rural schools near his home including both St. Paul Lutheran School in Ricketts, and St. John Lutheran School in Charter Oak. On May 21, 1950, Alvern was united in marriage to Shirley E. Riddle at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak by Rev. Walter Schroeder. The couple made their home in Charter Oak, where they were blessed with the birth of three daughters and two sons. Alvern worked at and later owned the Skelly Gas Station for twenty years. He was also employed at Farmland Foods from 1964 to 1965. In 1959, Alvern began driving a school bus and later became a custodian at the Charter Oak school until 1989, at which time he retired due to health reasons. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed spending time with his family. In his spare time, Alvern enjoyed playing cards, cooking, reading and wood working. He liked to collect and make toys and farm machinery. Alvern was preceded in death by his parents; one son and one daughter, both at birth; one grandson, Lucas Paul Whitmore; one sister, Lorraine; and two brothers, Clarence and Raymond. He is survived by his wife Shirley; two daughters, Debra Preul and her husband, Richard of Kiron; and Kimberly Kurtz and her husband, Jerry of Gering, Nebraska; one son, Carman Hopp and his wife, Susan of Kiron; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters-in-law, Lydia Hopp of Denison, Maxine Nystrom of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Joyce Dethlefs of Sioux City, Iowa; two brothers-in-law, Harry Riddle and his wife, Rita of Seattle, Washington and Clifford Riddle of Mobile, Alabama; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 1, 1999 at the St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. L.C. Gebhardt officiated the service and grave side rites held at the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Charter Oak. Art Beeck provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, “How Great Thou Art”, “Asleep in Jesus” and “Go, My Children, with My Blessing”. Those serving as pallbearers were Charles Ferguson, Donald Hopp, Otto Kunze, Edgar Kuhlmann, Gary Wellner, Dale Hopp and Marvin Dethlefs. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak was in charge of arrangements.

Larion John Kempf
Larion John Kempf, age 55, of Phoenix, Arizona, died November 2, 1999 in his home of heart failure. Services were November 4th in Phoenix. Born October 11, 1944, in rural Parnell, he was the son of Ervin H. and Lucille (Kuhns) Kempf. He married Linda Grimes in 1965 and lived in Burlington, Iowa until moving to Phoenix in 1970. Survivors include his wife Linda, and daughter, Candy of Phoenix; his mother, Lucille Kempf; two sisters, Janice Barrett of Waukon and Lydia Martin of Parnell; three brothers Darrel Kempf of Fayette, Ohio, Ervin A. Kempf of Navarre, Florida and Dennis Kempf of Parnell, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his father, Ervin H. Kempf and one brother, Edward, and a niece, Donna Mae Barrett.

Edith D.(Riessen) Schagt
Mrs. Edith D.(Riessen) Schagt, 89, formerly of Denison, died January 5, 1974 at the Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa where she made her home since 1965. Edith Riessen, daughter of Matthais and Minnie (Petersen) Riessen was born on a farm in Crawford County, October 16, 1884, and received her education in rural schools of the county. She was baptized and confirmed in Grant Township Church. On December 21, 1910, she married John C. Schagt at the Grant Township Church. To this union three children were born. They farmed in Grant and Hayes Townships of Ida County until they retired to Denison in 1949. Her husband, who died Sept. 18, 1951, daughter; Corrine, Mrs. Lawrence Rascke, sisters; Marie Koch and Alma Riessen, brother; Henry, and three half-sisters; Lena Kossack, Katie Herrmann, and Annie Roelke preceded Mrs. Schagt in death. Survivors include one daughter, Dorinda, Mrs. Adolph Kiertzner of Ames, one son, LeRoy Schagt of Schleswig, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one brother, George Riessen of Denison. Funeral services were held, Tuesday, January 8, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial was at the Morgan Township Cemetery, near Schleswig. Rev. Robert Maschke officiated. Huebner Funeral Home, Denison, was in charge of arrangements. 

Arnold B. Connelly
Arnold B. Connelly, 73, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 16, 1997, at his residence. Services were held Thursday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marvin Boes officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Connelly was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Sioux City, the son of Patrick and Alma (Forsling) Connelly. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He married Betty Riessen on June 11, 1950, in Sioux City. She died March 11, 1994, in Sioux City. He was employed as a sign painter with Avery Brothers for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He was actively involved in the Westside Little League and was a Goodfellow volunteer and a stock car driver during the days of the Riverside Race Track. Survivors include a son and his wife, Calvin and Kelly of Sioux City; a daughter, Donna Connelly of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Cayla, Kylie and Shawna Connelly; and two sisters, Fern Daniels of Sioux City and Vivian and her husband, Kenneth Frost, of Lyons, Nebraska He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wallace and Lawrence. 

Mary Isabell Tygret
Mary Isabell Tygret, of 180 N. Moore St., Ottumwa, IA. died March 30, 1993 at Ottumwa Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 2, 1918 in Hiteman, IA. to William and Eva Brissee Gibb. She married Richard H. Tygret on April 27, 1938 in Albia, IA. He died in September, 1952. She had been a bookkeeper/office manager for Ottumwa General Tire, and had lived in Ottumwa since 1952. She is survived by two sons, Mike of Spencer, and Bob of Ottumwa; two daughters, Maggi Bradley of Cottonwood, AZ. and Tina Tygret-Ross of Ottumwa; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Gibb of rural Albia, IA. and a sister, Margaret Berger of Ottumwa.

Arleen Ilo Troester
Arleen Ilo Troester, 80, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at the N.C. Little Hospice, Edina, MN. She was born February 26, 1919 in rural Guttenberg, Iowa to Clyde and Lizzie (Groth) Barnhart. At the age of three the family moved to a farm north of Colesburg, where Arleen spent her youthful years. She attended the Colesburg Consolidated School and graduated from there in 1936. She then attended the University of Dubuque and Upper Iowa University, receiving a BA degree in elementary education. In 1942 she was united in marriage to Jack Troester. Jack left to serve in the Army Air Force while Arleen continued teaching in Colesburg Elementary School. Upon Jack's return Arleen left teaching and they started farming. To this union one son, Thomas Allyn, was born. In 1965, at the age of fifty-one, Jack was taken by illness, leaving Arleen and Thomas alone. She returned to teaching and continued for a total of 34 years. Travel was Arleen's chief pastime. She was in every continent but Antarctica, and in all fifty states. Left to mourn is her son Thomas and his wife Linda; and granddaughter Kelly Elizabeth, of Apple Valley, MN; three sisters-in-law, Beth McFarlane, Oelwein, Mary, Mrs. Ed Walker, Cambridge, WI, and Lois, Mrs. Jason White, Independence, MO; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 1999 at the United Methodist church in Colesburg, Iowa. Rev. Jill Sanders officiated the service and graveside rites held at Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg, Iowa. Edith Merten provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Marilyn Kinyon and the congregational hymns. Honorary pallbearers were Neil Prentice, Paul Diers, Jim Scherbring, and Pat Holthaus. Casket bearers were Gary Kregel, Doug McFarlane, Greg Walker, Linford Kinyon, Clarence Groth, and Beuford Barnhart. Those in attendance were invited to join the family in fellowship and lunch at the church, following the service. Leonard Funeral Home of Edgewood, IA was in charge of arrangements. 

Ethel Larson
MAPLETON, Iowa - Ethel Larson, 91, of Mapleton died Thursday, August 5, 1999, at her residence. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Bob Fritzmeier officiating. Burial was in the Atlantic Cemetery, Atlantic, Iowa. Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Larson was born July 20, 1908, at Wiota, Iowa, the daughter of Elisha Miller Humphrey and Mary (Larson) Humphrey. She attended Simpson College at Indianola, Iowa, and graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City. She taught school at Larrabee and Sutherland, Iowa, prior to her marriage. She married Iliff Larson on May 29, 1934, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple moved to Mapleton in 1935, where they owned and operated the Mapleton Creamery for eight years. After raising her family, she returned to teaching, and was employed at Charter Oak-Ute Community School for 16 years. After her retirement, she wrote over 30 books for family and friends, including "Olive Branches," where she researched and told the story of 13 generations of her family in America from 1630 to 1994. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Mapleton. She enjoyed oil painting and knitting. Survivors include two sons: Robert Larson and his wife, Mary Lee, of Northbrook, Ill., and Richard Larson of Rockville, Md.; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Michael Kennedy of Eden Prairie, Minn.; six grandchildren: Michael, Jeffrey, and Jennifer Larson, Laura Boone, and James and Cristopher Kennedy; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Iliff, who died June 5, 1987; and two sisters: Lillian Boggs, and Edna Oler. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren: Michael, Jeffrey, and Jennifer Larson, Laura Boone, and James and Cristopher Kennedy. 

Louise B.  Pithan
Louise Bertha Pithan was born July 4, 1904, the daughter of Henry and JoHannah Dethman. She died at the Crowell Nursing Home in Blair, Nebraska, Monday, January 25, 1999 at the age of ninety-four. Louise was born on a farm, one mile north of Deloit, Iowa where she began her elementary education. When she was eight years old, Louise moved with her family to a farm near Denison, Iowa. She continued her education in the Denison Community School, graduating from the Denison High School with the class of 1923. After completing her education, Louise worked in the Crawford County Courthouse in Denison. In 1924, Louise was united in marriage to William Pithan. The couple made their home in Charter Oak and were blessed with the birth of five children. Louise was baptized and confirmed on August 2, 1925 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa by Rev. A. Amstein, where she was a devoted member. In 1946, she became a member of St. John's Ladies Aid. Louise was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She enjoyed bird watching, loved sports and was a Yankees and Iowa Hawkeye's fan. Her parents, her husband, William in 1989, one daughter, Mary Catherine in infancy and one brother, Robert, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, Norman Pithan and his wife, JoAnn of Omaha; three daughters, Phyllis Remmes and her husband, Charles of Lemon Grove, California; Maxine, and her husband, Dr. William Sloan of San Diego, California; Shirley, and her husband Charles Shephard of Vista, California; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Verna Pithan of Charter Oak; and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 29, 1999 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. L.C. Gebhardt officiated. Art Beeck provided the organ accompaniment for the congregational hymns; "Just As I Am", "I'm But a Stranger Here", and Nearer, My God to Thee". Pallbearers were Leonard Keating, Jr., Edwin Nemitz, Lyle Petersen, Orville Riessen, Jim Pester, and K. Dean Rodewald. Interment was in St. Paul's Cemetery, Charter Oak. Huebner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

Mary E. Morris
Mary Elizabeth Morris of Iowa City, Iowa died September 20, 1999 after a long illness. She is survived by her adopted son John Morris of Dallas, Tx. and two sisters, Lavona Leonard of Solon Iowa, and Rosetta Seery of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mary also has three granddaughters. Amy Morris of Iowa City, and Holly and Kayla Morris of Peru Indiana. Additional survivors include three nieces, Eileen Rogers of Mount Vernon, Iowa, Mary Louise Jensen of West Branch, Iowa, Kay Moyer of Fairfax, Iowa, a nephew William Leonard of Solon, Iowa, and a sister-in-law Marjorie Lasley of Sigourney, Iowa. Memorial donations may be directed to Iowa City Hospice or the St. Mary's Church. 

Hedwig  Abbe
Hedwig Paulina Henrietta Abbe was born March 13, 1905, the daughter of Paul and Marie Riessen Koch. She died at her home in Schleswig, Iowa, Monday, September 20, 1999, at the age of ninety-four. Hedwig was born on a farm in Grant Township, near Ida Grove, Iowa. She was baptized in Christ, April 9, 1905 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Grant Township and later confirmed there on April 13, 1919. She received her education at a rural school near her home and after completing her education, Hedwig helped her family on the farm. On December 30, 1925, Hedwig was united in marriage to Albert Abbe at Trinity Lutheran Church. They farmed in Ida County and were blessed with two sons, Vernis and Orlan. Hedwig moved to Schleswig in 1952 and worked as a cook at the Schleswig School for twenty-one years. After retiring she enjoyed making quilts for her family and helping with quilting at church for World Relief. Hedwig also did lots of sewing and crocheting for her family as well as her friends. Her last years she enjoyed a good game of cards, especially playing rummy with her brother, Albrecht. She was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig and a member of Immanuel's Ladies Aid since 1969. Hedwig was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1938; two sons, Vernis in 1958 and Orlan in 1997; six brothers, Rudie in infancy, Robert, Roland, Lester and twins, Marvin and Harvey; six sisters, Malinda Koch, Helen Sonksen, Doretta Fonken, Marjorie Germeroth, Luella Robinson and in infancy, Viola; also four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law. Survivors include two daughters-in-law, Darlene Abbe of Schleswig and Ruby Miller of Missouri; five grandchildren, Roberta Taylor and her husband, John of Hastings, Minnesota, Sherry Rainier and her husband, Jim of Hackettstown, New Jersey, Larry Abbe and his wife, Anne, Keith Friedrichsen and his wife, Robin, Terry Abbe and his wife, Sally, all of Schleswig; thirteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Also one sister, Selma Fredericks; two brothers, Albrecht Koch, Don Koch and his wife, Donna, all of Schleswig and one brother-in-law, Cleo Robinson and his wife, Bernice of Danbury; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 24, 1999 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and graveside rites held at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Grant Township, in Ida Grove, Iowa. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, "Nearer, My God To Thee", "My Faith Looks Trustingly" and "Abide With Me". Those serving as pallbearers were James Friedrichsen, Donnie Koch, Billy Taylor, Harry Riessen, Jaye Rainier and Gary Koch. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch served by the Immanuel Lutheran Church Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of the arrangements.

Sadie Kroll
Sadie Edna Caroline Kroll was born on March 29, 1912, the daughter of August and Ethel Agnes nee Harmon Dierker. She died on October 6, 1999 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa at the age of 87 years. Sadie was born at St. Charles, Missouri, where she lived with her parents. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles, Missouri on April 23, 1912. After the death of her father, Sadie at the age of five, came to Charter Oak to live with the Henry Huelsman family. Alma, Mrs. Huelsman, was Sadie's first cousin. Sadie continued to live with them until her marriage. The Huelsmans considered Sadie as their own child and raised her in a loving home with their children, Velma and Gene. Sadie attended St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak and was confirmed there on March 25, 1925. She received her education at St. John Lutheran School and the Charter Oak public school. Sadie was married to Walter E. Kroll on August 18, 1935 at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. To this union three sons and three daughters were born. Sadie and Walt lived on farms south of Charter Oak, her life was devoted to being a farmer's wife and a mother to her children. She was a very talented seamstress and created many clothing articles for family and friends. Sadie was a devoted wife and loving mother who took great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family was very important to Sadie and all of her life she remained very close to her loved ones. Two years after Sadie was married, she joined Ladies Aid at St. John and continued to be a member until her death. She was a past president and belonged to Ladies Aid for over 60 years. Sadie also taught 4th grade Sunday School for several years and was a member of the Charter Oak Golden Oaks serving as president for two years. In the Spring of 1976 Sadie and Walt moved into Charter Oak to the house vacated by Walter's parents who had moved into a nursing home. Sadie continued to live there after her husband died and made her home a place where family and friends always wanted to visit. On September 14, 1999, Sadie entered Eventide Lutheran Home for the Aged and lived there until her death. She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Annette Dierker, in 1910; her father, August Dierker, in 1916; brother Henry Dierker, in 1955; mother Ethel Dierker, in 1956; foster mother, Alma Huelsman, in 1977; foster father Henry Huelsman in 1979; her husband, Walter E. Kroll in 1980; and son (Buddy) Walter G. Kroll in 1982. Survivors include five children: Beverly Eck and husband, Don of Vail, Iowa; Bob Kroll and wife, Annie of Charter Oak, Iowa; Margie Carstens of Chandler, Arizona; Carolyn Lee and husband, Alan of Soldier, Iowa; and Ronnie Kroll of Charter Oak, Iowa. Also 15 grandchildren, Lanette Langenfeld, Kevin Eck, Keith Eck, Lanice Kock, Karen Steinkuehler, Byron Kroll, David Kroll, Terri Musser, Wendi Kroll, Chad Carstens, Eric Carstens, Cory Carstens, Jason Lee, Jesse Lee, and Angie Jones; plus 22 great-grandchildren; foster sister, Velma Meeves of Dunlap, Iowa; foster brother, Gene Hueslman and wife, Irene of Charter Oak, Iowa; and nephew, Mike Dierker of St. Charles, Missouri; plus other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 1999, at the St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. L.C. Gebhardt officiated the service and grave side rites held at the St. Paul Cemetery, Charter Oak. Karen Kahl provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Henry Henningsen singing, "Be Still, My Soul" and congregational hymns, "Beautiful Savior". Those serving as pallbearers were Gene Langenfeld, Joe Steinkuehler, Chad Carstens, Eric Carstens, Cory Carstens, Scott Musser, Scott Jones, Byron Kroll, Gerry Kock, Dave Kroll, Jason Lee, Kevin Eck, Keith Eck and Jesse Lee. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak was in charge of arrangements.

Roger L. Friedrichsen
Roger L. Friedrichsen, age 61, of Ute, Iowa, a longtime Siouxland educator, died Sunday, October 10, 1999, at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa, Iowa. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 14, at East Monona School in Moorhead, Iowa, with Pastor Edgar Bode officiating. Burial was in St. Clair Cemetery, Ute, Iowa. Lynette Thies was the organist for the service and Jean Dommer, the accompanist. Vocal selections by the Spirit Singers included, "The Lord is My Shepherd", "I Will Always Be With You" and "Go Now In Peace". The postlude was "I Will Remember You", per compact disc. A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Armstrong Chapel in Ute. Roger Lee Friedrichsen was born July 11, 1938, on a farm near Danbury, Iowa, the son of Jens and Bertha (Schoenfeld) Friedrichsen. He grew up on the family farm southeast of Danbury and graduated with the Danbury High School class of 1956. He continued his education by attending Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska graduating with a B.A. in 1960. He began his life's work in education that fall at Climbing Hill, Iowa. On June 23, 1962, Roger was united in marriage to Sue Agee at Riverside Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. His teaching and coaching career continued at Woodbury Central in Moville, West Lyon at Inwood and Charter Oak-Ute. Roger furthered his education by receiving a Masters of Education Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1971. He then served as the building principal at the Ute School through 1982 when in the fall of that year his duties were split as superintendent between Charter Oak-Ute and East Monona at Moorhead. He retired from this position in 1995 and began working for the Hoffman Insurance Agency in Mapleton in 1997. Roger was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute where he served as an elder. Other activities included the Monona County Republican Party, the Education Foundation in Ute and Charter Oak, the Ute Commercial Club, the Ute Towne and Country Board and the American Heart Association as well as being a member of the Spirit Singers. He was also a member of the Willow Vale Golf Course in Mapleton. Those survivors left to cherish his memory include Sue, his wife of 37 years; one son and his wife, Alex and Michele Friedrichsen of Nashville, Tennessee; one daughter and her husband, Jamie and David Smith of Fremont, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Tanner and Riley Smith; one sister, Gloria Schmidt of Omaha, Nebraska; three brothers and their wives, Robert and Corinne of Marshfield, Wisconsin, Raymond and LaVonne of Mapleton, Iowa and Richard and Janis of Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with many other relatives, fellow educators, neighbors and good friends. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Howard Schmidt. Pallbearers were nephews, Mike Friedrichsen, Steve Friedrichsen, Craig Friedrichsen, Gary Friedrichsen, Rev. Tim Friedrichsen, Rodney Friedrichsen, Terry Friedrichsen, Bryan Friedrichsen, Rick Friedrichsen, Donald Schmidt, Ronald Schmidt, Chris Agee and Jeff Agee. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Ute. 

Hans Christian Schau
Hans Christian Schau was born in Garfield Township, Ida County, Iowa on October 26, 1906 to Gustav and Alvina Schau. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith, and grew up in Ricketts, Iowa. Hans was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church (Hanover) on April 9, 1922. Hans was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church all of his life. As a young man, he was a member of the Young Peoples Society at Hanover, and Hans sang in various church choirs for over fifty years. In 1930, Hans was married to Agnes Rothe, and they became the parents of three children, Howard, Allen and Connie. Hans and Agnes lived on their family farm until their retirement in 1971, after which they resided in Charter Oak, Iowa. Hans was a farmer throughout his life, during which time he became recognized as a skillful manager of his land. Hans led a threshing crew for a number of years, maintaining and operating a large threshing machine and tractor, and traveling to neighboring farms in order to harvest the oat crops. Hans enjoyed fishing and playing cards with family and friends. Hans is survived by his wife, Agnes P. Rothe Schau of Charter Oak; children, son Howard and wife, Caroline of Tucson, Arizona, son Allen and wife Sharon of Charter Oak, and daughter Constance Ore and husband, Charles of Seward, Nebraska. His sister, Anna Schultz of Denison and half-brother, Clifford Baak of Newell, Iowa. Grandchildren: Millie Lewis, Scott Schau, Susan Macdonald, Leesa Sorensen, Brad Schau, Lynda Kischer, Heidi Taylor Ore, Janna Ore Nugent, and John-paul Ore. Great-grandchildren, Amy Ferguson, Matthew Lewis, Douglas Sorensen, Nicholas Macdonald, Zoie Taylore, Katherine Schau and Kristen Schau. Hans died October 13, 1999, at his home in Charter Oak at the age of ninety-two. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 1999, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hanover Township, Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. Eugene Ernst officiated the service and grave side rites held at the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Charles Ore provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymn, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives", "I'm But A Stranger Here", Abide With Me! Fast Falls the Eventide" and "Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow". Honorary pallbearers were Susan (Schau) Macdonald, Leesa (Schau) Sorensen, Millie (Schau) Lewis, Lynda (Schau) Kischer, Heide (Ore) Taylor Ore and Janna (Ore) Nugent. Pall-bearers were Scott Schau, Brad Schau, Gary Schau, Ronald Schau, Todd Nugent and John-paul Ore. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak was in charge of arrangements. 

Vincent Kraemer
Vincent Kraemer was born in Charter Oak, Iowa, May 25, 1911, the son of Andrew and Jennie Mitchell Kraemer. He died September 30, 1999 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa at the age of eighty-eight. He grew up in Charter Oak, receiving his education in a rural school near his home. As a young man, he helped his family on the farm until 1941, when Vincent joined the United States Army February 6, 1941, serving his country until he was honorably discharged on December 12, 1945. During his service, he was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Service Unit Insignia, the American Defense Service Medal, the American Theater Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. On June 2, 1944, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Finnegan in Michigan. After their marriage, Vincent farmed near Charter Oak until 1979 when he retired and moved to Lakeside, Iowa, where the couple lived for eighteen years. In 1997, they settled in Denison. Vincent was a loving husband whose favorite pastime was fishing. He also enjoyed spending winters with Mary Ann in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Jennie; two brothers, John Kraemer in infancy, Clarence Kraemer and his sister, Lucille Briggs. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his sister, Jean McKinley of Holiday, Florida; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 4, 1999, at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison, Iowa. Fr. Edward Murray served as Celebrant of the Mass with interment at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Charter Oak, Iowa. Jean Cornelius provided the organ music for the service. Pallbearers were Phillip Neddermeyer, Donovan Keairnes, Francis Krohnke, Vernon Kuenholdt, Robert Boll and Jeff Keairnes. Military honors were American Legion Post No. 8, Denison, Iowa. A Legion of Mary Rosary was held at 4:00 p.m. and a Parish Vigil at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, October 3, 1999 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the Parish Center, served by the Altar Society. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements. 

Lyle (Pete) Petersen
Lyle (Pete) Petersen was born April 9, 1940 on a farm in Hanover Township near Charter Oak, Iowa, the son of Walter and Elsie Fredericks Petersen. He died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, Monday, October 25, 1999 at the age of 59. Pete attended country school in Hanover Township. On June 1, 1958, Lyle was united in marriage to Joyce Blunk at the United Methodist Church in Charter Oak. To this union, the couple was blessed with the birth of five children: Jeff, Lori, Jim, Lana and Joel. Pete farmed with Lyle Bohnker in Denison and Charter Oak. In 1963, Pete was employed by Charter Oak Ag as a grain merchandiser, a position which he held for thirty-six years. Pete was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather, who had a deep and sincere love for his family. Most of all, Pete enjoyed spending time with his family, but also enjoyed wood working, and collecting antique toys, comic books and tractors. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Charter Oak, a former member of the Charter Oak Fire Department and served on the Charter Oak City Council. He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jerry in infancy, and one sister, Joan. He is survived by his wife, Joyce of Charter Oak; three sons: Jeff and his wife, Lori of Denison, Jim and his wife, Monica of Lawton, Iowa; Joel and his wife, Chelsea of Elkhorn, Nebraska; two daughters, Lori Weed and her husband, Randy of Charter Oak, and Lana Jenkins and her husband, Matthew of Hendley, Nebraska; twelve grandchildren, Trisha Petersen, Jamie Petersen, Tim Petersen, Taylor Petersen, Elyse Weed, Tanner Weed, Savanna Weed, Malachi Petersen, Skyler Jenkins, Lexi Jenkins, Reilly Jenkins and Lake Petersen; one brother, Gene Petersen and his wife, Eloise of Des Moines; and his mother-in-law, Edna Blunk of Denison; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 1999, at the United Methodist Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. Ken Baughman officiated the service and grave side rites held at the St. Paul Cemetery in Charter Oak, Iowa. Karen Kahl provided the organ accompaniment for soloists, Jim and Nancy Jurgens as they sang, 'How Great Thou Art' and 'Amazing Grace'. Those serving as honorary pallbearers were Keenan McClelland, Lorne Christiansen, Henry Klock-gether, Keith Detterman, Leroy Nemitz, Randy Steffen, Ron Cornine and Bob Boehm. Those serving as pallbearers were Larry Petersen, Harold Lorenzen, Stan Gollhofer, Lloyd Petersen, Jerry Meseck and Jim Pester. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch served by the Methodist women. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak was in charge of the arrangements. 

Helen Harrold
Helen Harrold, 86, 2400 6th Ave. N., died Dec. 23, 1996, at Marian Home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church with the Rev. Brian Danner officiating at the Mass of Christian burial. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pocahontas. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday there will be a vigil for the deceased at 7 p.m. Thursday. Survivors include her husband, Vincent; son Dennis; and daughter, Beverly.

Luise Riessen
Luise Riessen was born on July 12, 1877, on the Isle of Fehmarn, Germany. She was the daughter of Fred Clausen and Fredericka Harenberg Clausen. In March 1892, she was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at Petersdorf, Fehmarn, Germany. In 1893 she immigrated to America and on February 6, 1896, she was united in marriage to Johannes H. Riessen at Charter Oak, Iowa, by Rev. A. Amstein. The couple lived on their farm three miles south of Charter Oak until 1905. Then they moved into Charter Oak making their home for a short time in a house in the main part of the city, later moving to the southwest part of town where she made her home for 54 years. Here she lived until the time of her death on Tuesday morning, April 7, 1959. Mr. Riessen preceded his wife in death on May 1, 1938. Mrs. Riessen enjoyed good health until the time of her death. She was a member of the Lutheran Ladies Aid and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She was also a honorary member of the Directors of the Farmers State Bank. Mrs. Riessen leaves to mourn her death seven daughters and three sons: They are: Rosa, Mrs John C. Christiansen of Denison, Frieda, Mrs. Charles Mennerick of Wood River, Illinois, Hilda, Mrs. V.L. Rouze of Fort Worth, Texas, Gertrude, Mrs. F.M. Rush of Des Moines, Edna, with whom Mrs. Riessen made her home, John Riessen of Rock Valley, Iowa, Helen, Mrs Lee Ausberger of Jefferson, Iowa, Herbert Riessen of El Segundo, California, Irvin Riessen of DePew, Oklahoma, and Irene, Mrs. Eugene Huelsman of Charter Oak. Three daughters preceded their mother in death; Annie and Ella in infancy, and Alvena, who died in 1920 at the age of 18 years. Three brothers preceded their sister in death. The are: Jochim Clausen, Paul Clausen, and Chris Clausen. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Catherine Gottberg of Schleswig, Iowa and Los Angeles, California. Also two brothers, Dan and Andrew Clausen of Schleswig, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Westphalen of Charter Oak. She also leaves 32 grandchildren, and 41 great grandchildren. many nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charter Oak with the Rev. Otto R. Schlegelmilch in charge. Miss Janet Christiansen of Denison, granddaughter of Mrs. Riessen sang the Twenty-Third Psalm during the service. Pallbearers were grandsons of Mrs. Riessen: Jerry Davis, Howard Ahrenholtz, Walter Baker, Duane Smith, Jim Ausberger, and Glenn Rouze. Interment was made in St. Paul's Cemetery.


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