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Donald Quandt
Bonnie Johannsen and Irwin and Mary Lou Denker, all of Denison, have received word that their brother Donald Elmer Quandt, formerly of Charter Oak, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2000 at Martha and Mary Health Center, in Poulsbo, Washington. Private services will be held at a later date. 
Donald Elmer Quandt was born June 3, 1931, the son of Elmer H. and Bernice Doakes Quandt. 
Donald was born in Plymouth County, near Sioux City, Iowa. He was baptized in infancy. He was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa, on December 17, 1948. Donald graduated from Charter Oak High School, on May 18, 1951. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on June 5, 1951, where following training, he served on the U.S.S. Logan. Donald received his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, on May 26, 1955. He remained in California following his discharge, working at the Navy Shipyard at San Diego, California. 
On November 11, 1955, Donald was united in marriage to Elma Dobbs. Two children, Richard and Karol, were born to this union. 
On August 27, 1975, Donald was united in marriage to Mildred Webster. They continued to reside in California. In February, 1978, Donald and Mildred moved to Bremerton, Washington, later moving to Poulsbo, Washington. Following the death of his wife, Mildred, on April 1, 1998, Donald continued to make his home in Poulsbo. Due to ill health, Donald entered Martha and Mary Health Center, Poulsbo, Washington, in March, 1999, where he passed away on February 19, 2000. Private services will be held at a later date. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his sisters, Bonnie Johannsen and Mary Lou Denker and her husband, Irwin, of Denison; nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

Arlene D. Schroeder
Arlene D. Schroeder was born April 13, 1924, the daughter of Henry and Dorothy Jahde Schroeder. She died at the Dunlap Care Center in Dunlap, Iowa, Saturday, February 26, 2000, at the age of seventy-five. 
Arlene was born on a farm near Schleswig, Iowa and began her education in a rural school near her home. In the early thirties, her family moved to Charter Oak where she continued her education, graduating from the Charter Oak High School with the class of 1940. She subsequently studied nursing for two years at St. Joseph's Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. After completing her education, Arlene was united in marriage to Wilfred Schroeder, January 31, 1945, in Omaha, Nebraska. The couple settled on a farm west of Charter Oak for a few years before moving to a farm two miles east of Charter Oak. This union was blessed with five children. 
In her leisure time, Arlene enjoyed fishing in area ponds and lakes, especially at Spirit Lake; socializing with her family and friends at a game of cards, reading and was an especially good cook and baker. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed her family. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak. 
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Arthur, Lowell and Arlo; and one brother-in-law, Leonard Reinbold. Survivors include her husband, Wilfred of Charter Oak; three sons, Michael and his wife, Sandra of Coralville, Iowa, Mark of Cedar Rapids and Steven of Minden; two daughters, Lori Heath and her husband, Ben and Denise Wooten and her husband, Garrett, all of Omaha; five grandchildren; and one sister, Vonis Reinbold of Mapleton. 
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 28, 2000, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. Edgar Bode officiated the service and grave side rites held at the St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Charter Oak. Organist, Art Beeck provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, 'How Great Thou Art', 'I'm But A Stranger Here' and 'Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound'. Pallbearers were Steve Schroeder, Valgene Kruse, Garrett Wooten, Larry Ketelsen, David Stewart and Ben Heath. 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. 

Ralph Tranter
Ralph L. Tranter was born to Euclid and Clara Larson Tranter at Dow City, Iowa, October 14, 1910. The family moved to Armour, South Dakota while Ralph was a young boy and it is there Ralph received his education in the local school where he graduated from Armour High School with the class of 1928. Following his graduation he moved to Kiron where he was a farm hand for Vernie Meleen, he later moved to Omaha where he worked for Roberts Dairy. 
Ralph married Dorothy D. Swanson at Omaha, Nebraska, on April 28, 1936. Their union was blessed with three sons, Larry, Jack and Tom. They moved to the southern part of Texas in 1942 where Ralph was a Border Guard for the United States Government until his retirement in 1970. After his retirement Ralph and Dorothy returned to Kiron where they resided until February 19, 1992. 
Due to failing health the couple entered Twilight Acres Care Center in Wall Lake, Iowa where Ralph died March 1, 2000. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 89 years, 4 months and 17 days. 
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Beryl Swanson. 
Those who remain to cherish his memory include Dorothy, his wife of over 60 years, three sons, Larry and his wife, Elisa of El Paso, Texas, Jack and his wife, Dorothy of El Paso, Texas and Tom of Florida; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one sister, Vera Kurko and her husband, Andy of Huron, Ohio; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
Graveside funeral services and burial were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2000 at the Kiron Cemetery at Kiron, Iowa with the Rev. Victor N. Johnson officiating. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of the arrangements. 

Irene Boeck
Irene Anna Mae Boeck was born in Buck Grove, Iowa, November 14, 1930, the daughter of Henry F. and Olga Weller Beermann. She died February 19, 2000, at Immanuel Lutheran Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of sixty-nine. 
Irene was baptized in Christ and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. She received her elementary education in a rural school near her home and graduated from Denison Community High School with the class of 1948. After graduation, Irene began working for Sheriff N.P. Cavett, where she worked for three years. 
On June 24, 1951, Irene was united in marriage to Gaylord Boeck at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison by Rev. C.W. Schmidt. This union was blessed with the birth of three sons. After their marriage, the couple settled on a farm in Crawford County. In 1954, the couple moved to a farm in Ida County remaining there until retiring in 1993 when they moved to Schleswig. 
Irene was a wonderful and caring wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family with devotion. She enjoyed an active life, roller skating with friends at Ballantine's Skating Rink in her younger years. More recently, she especially enjoyed bowling and golfing in couples leagues, socializing with family and friends and with her bridge clubs. She had a special love for her Lord and Savior as a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, devoting more than twenty-six years as a teacher in Immanuel's Sunday School. Additionally, Irene was a member of Immanuel Ladies Aid, serving in various offices, the Immanuel Fellowship Group and the Schleswig Golf Club. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Edward Beermann and one sister-in-law, Leone Beermann. Survivors include: her husband, Gaylord of Schleswig; three sons, Rev. Alan Boeck and his wife, Jeynell of Portage, Wisconsin, Dr. Curtis Boeck and his wife, Robin of Omaha, Nebraska and Gary Boeck and his wife, Susan of Chicago, Illinois; six grandchildren; three sisters, Alma Denker and her husband, Clarence of Denison, Dorothy Christoffersen and her husband, Lyle 'Shorty' of Audubon, Iowa, Lorena Fink and her husband, Mervin of Denison; two brothers, Walter Beermann and Harold Beermann and his wife, Joan, both of Denison; one sister-in-law, Carmen Beermann of Denison; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 22, 2000, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison, Iowa. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Larry Boeck singing, 'On Eagle's Wings' and congregational hymns, 'What A Friend We Have in Jesus', 'Drawn to the Cross' and 'I Know That My Redeemer Lives'. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Boeck, Hannah Boeck, Abigail Boeck, Benton Boeck, James Boeck and John Boeck. Pallbearers were Neal Christoffersen, David Frostestad, Dennis Denker, Kevin Boeck, Terry Boeck and Joel Fink. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to remain at the church and join them in fellowship and lunch, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements. 

Katherine Reimer
Katherine Amelia Reimer was born July 14, 1902 to Richard and Dorothea Schiernbeck Ehler in Grant Township, Ida County, Iowa. She died Sunday, February 20, 2000 at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa at the age of ninety-seven. 
Katherine was baptized in Christ January 16, 1903 and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on March 24, 1919 in Ida Grove, Iowa. She attended St. Paul's Lutheran School in Ida Grove and graduated from the Ida Grove High School in 1923. She was a bookkeeper for Central Roller Mill and Office Secretary at the Ida County Farm Bureau. In 1925, Katherine accepted a position in Sioux City as office secretary at the Woodbury County Farm Bureau and worked there for ten years. 
In 1934, Katherine was united in marriage to Harris Harding in Sioux City, Iowa and in 1935, Katherine joined Harris in Kansas City, where he was headquartered. The couple made their home in Kansas City, until 1940, when they moved to Ida Grove and operated a coffee shop. Harris died in 1944 and Katherine continued to operate the coffee shop. 
Katherine was united in marriage to Louie G. Reimer in 1946. They made their home in Ida Grove for a short time, before moving to Schleswig in the fall of 1946. In 1963, Louie had a stroke and Katherine took care of him with the help of Loretta Reimers. Louie passed away in 1973. 
Katherine was a devoted and faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society, where she held various office positions for the two organizations. Katherine was a loving and caring wife and grandmother with a deep devotion to her family. She enjoyed flowers, socializing with family and friends, playing Bridge and loved reading books. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, one step-son, Orlan Reimer, two brothers, Hugo Ehler and Matthew Ehler, three sisters, Louise Sass, Caroline Jensen and Amanda Hemer. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Ruth Jess and her husband, Hans of Schleswig; two grandchildren, Carol Teut and her husband, Ronald of Charter Oak, Dennis Reimer and his wife, Lorene of Schleswig; five great-grandchildren, Traci Conover and her husband, Kelly of Anthon, Robin Ellerbeck and her husband, Rocky of Schleswig, Mindi Reimer of Ames, Kimberly Reimer of Ames and Jodi Reimer of Schleswig. Also four great-great-grandchildren, Drew and Cody Conover of Anthon, Bailey and Megan Ellerbeck of Schleswig; many other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 23, 2000, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Organist, Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, 'How Great Thou Art', 'Be Still My Soul' and 'I'm But A Stranger Here'. Honorary pallbearers were Kimberly Reimer, Robin Ellerbeck, Traci Conover, Mindi Reimer and Jodi Reimer. Those serving as pallbearers were Robert Jensen, Robert Reimer, Gary Reimer, Reggie Jess, LeRoy Burk, Leroy Sass, Larry Abbe and Alan Teut. 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 Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.

Dale Laumbach
Dale E. Laumbach, age 69, of Mapleton died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Sioux City, Iowa. 
Memorial services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 2 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Mapleton with Pastor Bob Fritzmeier officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mapleton with military honors by the Little Sioux Valley V.F.W. Post #9124 of Oto, Iowa. Kathy Johnson was the pianist for the service and music was 'How Great Thou Art' (duet with Dianna Hanna) and 'Amazing Grace' (soloed by Dianna Hanna). Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton. 
Dale Edward Laumbach was born September 12, 1930 at Clinton, Iowa. His parents were Detlef Andreas and Hilda (Lille) Laumbach. As a child, he moved to Mapleton, Iowa, where he graduated with the Mapleton High School class of 1949. He then served his country with the United States Navy, returning home to farm. On June 3, 1951, he married Dorothy Brownlee in Ida Grove, Iowa. In 1959, Dale began working for Kueny Electric in Mapleton until about 1962, when he started working for Jacobson Brothers Construction where he worked until his retirement in 1984. 
He was a member of the Little Sioux Valley V.F.W. Post #9124 of Oto, Iowa. 
Those survivors left to cherish Dale's memory include two sons, David and his wife, Betty Laumbach of South Sioux City, Nebraska and Doug Laumbach of Battle Creek, Iowa; two daughters and their husbands, Debra and Chris Tyler of Omaha, Nebraska and Dianna and Bill Hanna of Farnhamville, Iowa; six grandchildren, Brandon Cox and his wife, Tammy, Wendy Gents and her husband, Charles, Kevin Laumbach, Christopher Laumbach, Nathan VanNess and Charissa Laumbach; six great-grandchildren and one sister and her husband, Doris and Harold Astleford of Lake City, Iowa. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter-in-law, Marcia Laumbach. 

Leonard Hatler
Leonard J. Hatler, age 87, of Mapleton died Saturday, May 27, 2000 at his home in Mapleton. 
Memorial services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, at Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City, Iowa, with Rev. Walter Enstrom officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation was held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 1 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Leonard James Hatler was born November 16, 1912 to Olin A. and Pearl (Ritcha) Hatler at Bronson, Iowa. He attended school at Climbing Hill, Iowa and graduated with the class of 1929, he was the valedictorian. Leonard served in the Navy on the USS Arizona from 1936 to 1940. On October 22, 1937 he married Georgia E. Wood in Los Angeles, California where he lived until 1947 when they moved to Arkansas. He then moved to Sioux City in 1950 where they remained until 1969 when they moved to Smithland. He was Construction Superintendent at Holtze Construction until his retirement in 1978. In the early 1990's he moved to Mapleton. Mrs. Hatler died January 21, 1990. 
He was a member of the Carpenters Union. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Alan Hatler, a brother, Ray Hatler and a granddaughter, Penny Ann Hatler. Survivors include one son, Gerald R. Hatler of Kingsburg, California and one daughter-in-law, Martha Uhl of Danbury, Iowa; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 

Leonard Newman
Leonard 'Tuey' Newman, age 83, of Mapleton, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Sioux City, Iowa. 
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the Armstrong Chapel in Mapleton with Pastor Bob Fritzmeier officiating. Burial was in Grant Township Cemetery, Rodney, Iowa. Marie Whiteing was the organist for the service and music was 'Peace in the Valley' and 'Just a Closer Walk With Thee'. Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton was in charge of arrangements. 
Leonard Earl 'Tuey' Newman was born November 24, 1916, at Ticonic, Iowa, the son of Charles Orval and Dora (Peacock) Newman. He grew up and was educated in the area. In 1936 to 1937, he served with the Conservation Core Camp. On July 19, 1937, Tuey was united in marriage to Ethel Mary Treiber at Marshalltown, Iowa. The couple lived and farmed in the Anthon, Iowa area from 1937 to 1941 when they moved just outside of Mapleton, farming there from 1941 to 1976. At that time they retired and moved to their residence at 806 Sioux Avenue in Mapleton. Ethel passed away July 29, 1988. 
Those survivors left to cherish Tuey's memory include two sons and their wives, Jerry and Mavis Newman of Madrid, Iowa and Roy and Patty Newman of Piedmont, Oklahoma; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Newman of Alma, Arkansas; three granddaughters, Cindy McClelland of Ames, Iowa, Lei Lani Tilson and Leisa Ryder and her husband, Ted, all of Van Buren, Arkansas; two grandsons, Alan Newman and his wife, Glennda of Madrid, Iowa and Don Newman and his wife, Becky of Piedmont, Iowa; three great-granddaughters and six great-grandsons; one brother, Leland 'Pi' Newman and his wife, Betty of Ida Grove, Iowa and one sister, Beulah Lucas of Mapleton, Iowa, along with numerous other relatives, neighbors and friends. 
Along with his beloved wife, Tuey was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Roger, three brothers, Charles Jr., John and Fred and one sister, Sylvia Muckey. 
Honorary pallbearer was Jade Newman. Pallbearers were Cindy McClelland, Leisa Ryder, Don Newman, Alan Newman, Ted Ryder and Becky Newman. 

Verlee Andersen
Verlee C. Andersen, age 72, of Exira, Iowa, died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at her farm home, following a year and a half battle with cancer.
Services were held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church in Elk Horn, Iowa, with Pastor Michael Williams and Celeste Waymire, AIM officiating. Burial was in the Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery, Elk Horn. Congregational music for the service was 'Just As I Am Without One Plea' and 'Our Father Has Light In His Window'. Granddaughter Sharla Schlake sang 'On Eagle's Wings'. Amy Williams was the organist.
Verlee Carrie Andersen was born July 25, 1927, the daughter of Roy and Carrie Jensen Andersen near Elk Horn, Iowa. She was baptized on October 9, 1927 at Elk Horn Lutheran Church. Verlee attended rural schools near her home. On April 6, 1941, she was confirmed at Jacksonville Church. When Verlee was 15, her mother died and she became mother to her brother and sisters. At the age of 16, in the spring of 1944, she graduated from Harlan High School. Verlee had completed her Normal Training while in high school and immediately following her graduation started teaching at Clay #3. 
On January 20, 1948, Verlee was united in marriage with Dale Lavern Andersen at Bethlehem Lutheran Church near Jacksonville. Four children were born to this union. Verlee and Dale lived in Minden until 1954 when they moved to a farm near Exira. She was a homemaker and enjoyed vegetable gardening and flowers. Her family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and all of their events. 
Verlee was a member of Elk Horn Lutheran Church, a Bloodmobile volunteer, and a member of a neighborhood women's club called the Jolly Workers. 
Verlee is preceded in death by her mother, step-mother Elvina Andersen; father and mother-in-law, Jens P. and Hilda Andersen; brothers-in-law, Albert Eskov, Burdette Poldberg and Clifford Andersen. 
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dale Andersen of Exira; four children, Mary and her husband, Alan Gregersen of Goleta, California, Lois and her husband, Greg Baier of Audubon, Allan Andersen and his wife, Jolene of Elk Horn and Carol and her husband, Kelly Schlake of Atlantic; nine grandchildren, Brenda and her husband, Tom Carr, Brent Gregersen, Sara and her husband, Nate Vorm, Jason Baier, Gina Baier, Valerie Andersen, Shelly and her husband, Kevin Flathers, Sheena Schlake, and Sharla Schlake; one great-granddaughter, Kelbe Flathers; her father, Roy Andersen of Elk Horn; a brother, Lynn Andersen and his wife, Mary Lou of Jacksonville; two sisters, Marilyn Bennett of Atlantic and Kay and her husband, Gene Elmquist of Mapleton; sisters-in-law, Mildred Eskov, June Poldberg, Leila Mae and her husband, Lloyd Nelsen, and Glenda Andersen; and by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. 
Honorary casketbearers were grandchildren, Brenda and Tom Carr, Brent Gregersen, Sara and Nate Vorm, Jason Baier, Gina Baier, Valerie Andersen, Shelly and Kevin Flathers, Sheena Schlake and Sharla Schlake. 
Casketbearers were Ron Andersen, Craig Poldberg, Mark Nelsen, Larry Eskov, Toni Elmquist and John Andersen. 

Marjorie Goslar
Marjorie Dorothea Goslar was born December 11, 1932, the daughter of Erhard and Minna Meyer Gosch. She died Saturday, May 20, 2000, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, at the age of sixty-seven. 
Marjorie was born on the Gosch family farm near Ute, Iowa. She was baptized in Christ on February 5, 1933 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, by Rev. Widmann and later confirmed there on April 14, 1946 by Rev. Nieting. Marjorie received her education in Country School Rural Number One, St. Paul's Lutheran School and graduated from the Ute Community School with the class of 1951. 
On September 30, 1951, Marjorie was united in marriage to Elden Theodore Goslar at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Ute by Rev. Nieting. The couple settled on the Goslar family farm near Ute and were blessed with the birth of six children. 
Marjorie was a devoted member of St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak and expressed her love for her Lord by praising, worshiping and singing with the Ladies Choir. Her unwavering faith was an inspiration to the many lives she touched. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who devoted her life to caring for her family. Marjorie enjoyed cooking, crocheting and gardening and had a green thumb with flowers. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Elden of forty-eight years; one daughter, Susan Johnston and her husband, Norman of Denison; five sons, Byron Goslar and his wife, Jeanie of Denison, Dwight Goslar and his wife, Letha of Ute, Richard Goslar and his wife, Kathy of Charter Oak, Bernie Goslar of Ute and Gregg Goslar and his wife, Leslie of Ute; twelve grandchildren, Jeff, Ryan, Amanda, Amber, Katie, Brady, Shelby, Molly, Jake, Derek, Brooke, Seth and one great-grandddaughter, Emily; two brothers, Norman Gosch and his wife, Shirley of Ute and Sherman Gosch and his wife, Ann of Urbandale, Iowa; other relatives and many friends. 
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. L.C. Gebhardt officiated the service and grave side rites held at the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Charter Oak. Art Beeck provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, 'How Great Thou Art', 'To God Be The Glory' and 'Lift High The Cross'. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren, Jeff Johnston, Katie Goslar, Brady Goslar, Ryan Johnston, Amanda Goslar, Amber Goslar, Derek Goslar, Molly Goslar, Jake Goslar, Brooke Goslar, Seth Goslar, Shelby Goslar, and her great-granddaughter, Emily Soll. Serving as pallbearers were her children. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of the arrangements. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid.


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