|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
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.
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.
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 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 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
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, 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 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.