Miscellaneous Monona County, Iowa Obituaries


Helen Johannsen
Helen Dora Johannsen was born February 4, 1909, the daughter of John and Katie Krieger Jensen. She died at the Eventide Lutheran Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa, Saturday, August 5, at the age of ninety-one. 
Helen was born on a farm in Crawford County, northwest of Schleswig. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at the Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church in Schleswig which now is the United Church of Christ. 
February 5, 1930, Helen was united in marriage to Peter Emil Johannsen in Schleswig. The couple settled on a farm in the area and to this union three children were born. 
She was a dedicated, life long member of the United Church of Christ in Schleswig and was a member of the Women's Guild. She was a devoted, loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who saw to the needs of her family with delight. In 1970, she and Pete celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary. 
In her leisure time, Helen enjoyed gardening, baking, canning, traveling, making quilts for her family and socializing with family and friends in a game of cards. She was blessed to have many life long friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Pete in 1970, and one brother, Roy Jensen. Survivors include two daughters, Marleen Fish and her husband, Verne of Lakewood, Colorado and Sharon Shogren and her husband, Dennis of Bartlett, Illinois; one son, Murlin and his wife, Betty of Schleswig; seven grandchildren; one step-grandchild, Steven Fish; six great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Bob Fritzmeier officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Dorothy Jensen provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Rubie Kastner singing, 'In The Garden' and 'Nearer, My God, To Thee'. Those serving as pallbearers were Jonathan Shogren, Michael Sogren, Craig Johannsen, Shawna Regier, Leisha Kragel, Bryan Moore and Jean Flynn. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to return to the church for fellowship and lunch, served by the Women's Guild. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements. 

Elden Goslar
Elden Theodore Goslar was born on April 15, 1929 on the family farm at Charter Oak, Iowa, the son of Otto D. and Clara Bolduan Goslar. He died Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa at the age of seventy-one. 
Elden was baptized in Christ at St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak by Rev. Amstein on May 19, 1929. He attended St. John's Lutheran School and was confirmed by Rev. Schroeder on March 29, 1942. He received his high school education at the Charter Oak High School and after completing his education, Elden worked with his father on the farm, thus beginning his lifelong farming career. 
On September 30, 1951, Elden was united in marriage to Marjorie Gosch at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, Iowa, by Rev. Nieting. The couple settled on the Goslar farm and were blessed with six children, Susan, Byron, Dwight, Richard, Bernie and Gregg. 
Elden was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who took great joy and pride in his family. He always had a smile and a joke and was greatly loved by all. He was a faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak and served many years as church elder and on other office boards. He also is a past Board Director of the Berne Co-op of Ute. Elden, known as 'Big E', had a great love of farming and especially enjoyed feeding cattle. He also loved fishing, polkas, playing cards, cattle buying trips and road trips with his neighborhood buddies. 
Elden was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marjorie of forty-eight years and one brother, Wilfred. He is survived by one daughter and five sons, Susan Johnston and her husband, Norman of Denison, 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-granddaughter, Emily; four sisters, Helen Torgerson of Soldier, Edna Mae Schultz, Norma Wallace and her husband, James, all of Lake View and Geraldine Goslar of Enfield, New Hampshire; many nieces, nephews, relatives and multitude of friends. 
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2000, at the 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', 'My Faith Look Trustingly' and 'Lift High the Cross'. Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren, Jeff Johnston, Katie Goslar, Brady Goslar, Ryan Johnston, Amanda Goslar, Amber Goslar, Derek Goslar, Molly Goslar, Jake Goslar, Brock Goslar, Seth Goslar, Shelby Goslar and his great-granddaughter, Emily Soll. Serving as pallbearers were his children. 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. 

Marina Thies
Marina E. Thies, age 86, of Ute, Iowa, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton. 
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 18 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute with Pastor Edgar Bode officiating. Burial was in St. Clair Cemetery, Ute. Creta Teut was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, 'I'm But A Stranger Here' and St. Paul's Choir sang, 'The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want'. A prayer service was held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Eugene Ernst officiating at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Ute. 
Marina was born January 26, 1914, on a farm near Soldier, Iowa, to Albert and Emma (Torgerson) Timm. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, Iowa, having been baptized on March 8, 1914, in Jordan Township by Rev. Reinhold Amstein of St. Paul's, and confirmed April 10, 1927, by Pastor Carl Krog. On March 12, 1940, she was married to Elmer E. Thies by Rev. Hugo Nieting at St. Paul's parsonage. Marina and Elmer farmed in the Soldier and Ute communities and retired to Ute in 1978. Elmer died January 20, 1989. 
Marina was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, reading, playing Scrabble, sewing, quilting, and crocheting, creating many handcrafted heirlooms for her family. Marina had resided at Maple Heights Nursing Home since February 1997. 
Survivors left to cherish her memory include two sons, Richard of Waterloo, Nebraska and Harvey and his wife, Lynette, of Ute, Iowa; four grandchildren, Heidi of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, Angela of Wayne, Nebraska and her fiancee, John Rosener of Ute, Iowa, and John and Melissa, also of Ute. Also surviving are two sisters and their husbands, Irma and Kenyon Nelson, and Evelyn and Robert Schlensig, all of Dunlap, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Hilda Timm of Vancouver, Washington, Esther Berg of Appleton, Wisconsin, and Emma Thies of Dunlap, Iowa; brother-in-law, Rudy and his wife, Hazel of Mapleton, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
Along with her husband, Marina was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Walter. 
Honorary pallbearers were Marina's grandchildren, Heidi Thies, Angela Thies and John Rosener, John Thies and Melissa Thies. 
Pallbearers were Ronald Nelson, Donald Waderich, Irvin Thies, James Nelson, Warren Thies and Gary Pohlman. 

Helen Weed
Helen Hermina (Timm) Weed, age 89, of Charter Oak, Iowa, died Thursday, August 3, 2000, at the Eventide Lutheran Home after a lengthy illness. Helen had been a resident of Eventide since early 1994 when she had joined her husband who was under care there. 
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2000, at St. John's Lutheran Church at Charter Oak with Pastor Leon Gebhardt officiating. Internment was at the Charter Oak Cemetery following the services with the Huebner Funeral Home in charge of the internment. 
Helen Weed was born June 9, 1911 in the Charter Oak Township, Crawford County, Iowa, the daughter of John Carl Timm and Caroline Moehr Timm. She was one of eight children in the family. She attended and graduated from the St. John's Parochial School at Charter Oak and was deeply involved with the community and the church all her life. She was confirmed into the church on April 5, 1925 and has served as President of the Ladies Aid, taught Sunday School, was a member of the young peoples society, served on the Altar Guild and was active in the Tape Ministry as well as serving as a choir member in the church. 
Helen worked for many years for the Rolland and Laura Weed family at their farm and on February 10, 1954 she married Franklin Lill Weed. The couple made their home in the original farm home that was constructed in 1890, and still stands. Helen loved antiques, furniture restoring, was an avid reader in both English and German and was instrumental in starting the Charter Oak Library. 
Helen started the library with used and donated books from people in the community and in 1977 was awarded the Community Outstanding Leadership Award by then Governor Robert Ray in a ceremony at Des Moines, Iowa, for her efforts and leadership in establishing the library. 
Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Weed, her parents, John and Ernie Timm, three brothers, Herman, Jack and Ernie Timm; three sisters, Dora Kuhlman, Esther and Marie Timm. Immediate family survivor is Martha Timm of Charter Oak and many nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers were Joseph B. Weed, Randall J. Weed, Brian Pautsch, Michael Flynn, Darrel Timm and Allen Timm. A fellowship lunch was served by the St. John's Lutheran Church Ladies Aid following the internment ceremony. 
In view of Helen's work with the library, a memorial in her honor is being established at the Charter Oak Public Library, 461 Railroad Street, Charter Oak, Iowa, to be used for the literary enrichment of the youth of this community. 

Carl Jeschke
Carl Martin Jeschke was born May 14, 1902, the son of Fred and Amelia Jeschke Jahn. He died Friday, August 4, 2000, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa at the age of ninety-eight. 
Carl was born on a farm in Hanover Township, Crawford County, Iowa, near Schleswig, Iowa. He was baptized on June 22, 1902 and later confirmed on April 16, 1916. He received his education in a rural school near his home and after completing his education, he worked for his parents and various farmers in the area. 
On January 15, 1928, Carl was united in marriage to Frieda Kuester in Ute, Iowa. The couple made their home on a farm near Ute where they farmed for three years before moving to a farm near Ricketts, Iowa. In 1944, they bought a farm near Mapleton where they farmed until moving to Denison in 1974. Carl entered Eventide in September 1999. 
Carl was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed reading and playing cards until his eye sight failed. 
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Edna Reinertson and Milly Godberson, four brothers, Gus, Ben, Otto and Bill Jeschke, two great-grandsons and a son-in-law, Norman Nielsen. Survivors include his wife, Frieda Jeschke of Denison; two daughters, Elaine Friedrichsen and her husband, Freddie of Schleswig and Betty Nielsen of Mapleton; eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandsons and four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Herman Jeschke of Denison; other relatives and friends. 
Services were held Monday, August 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison with Rev. David Sewing officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Denison. Pallbearers were David Friedrichsen, Andrew Friedrichsen, Steven Nielsen, Randy Nielsen, Alan Nielsen, Nancy Feauto, Cindy Nielsen and Inez Voss. 
Arrangements were made under the direction of the Huebner Funeral Home of Denison. 

Donald McClure
Donald T. McClure, age 71, of Storm Lake, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at Sioux City, Iowa. 
Services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 11 at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, Iowa, with Rev. Ken Bell officiating. Interment was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Frances Heusinkveld was the organist. The Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Donald was born to the union of Earl and Maude McClure on April 7, 1919 in Onawa, Iowa. He grew up with his family in the Onawa and Turin areas. He attended grade school in Turin, Iowa and later graduated High School from Onawa Public School. 
Donald was baptized on April 1, 1945 in the Onawa Methodist Church. He was a life long Methodist Church member, and recently joined the Storm Lake United Methodist Church. 
Donald T. McClure and Marian Grace Finley were united in marriage on February 17, 1949 in Onawa, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Cathie (McClure) Graffeo and Don F. McClure. 
Donald served his country in the Korean Conflict entering the service on September 8, 1948. He earned the rank of Sergeant before being honorably discharged on July 6, 1955. 
He worked as a meat cutter while he attended High School and pursued the profession after he graduated. He worked in the food business throughout his career as a meat cutter and as manager and supervisor of many grocery stores. He was always very involved in his community. He was a 32 degree Mason, a member of the American Legion, Denison Lion, Denison City Council member, Ricketts Mayor and was a Logan fireman. 
Donald enjoyed fishing, calligraphy, painting, cartooning, flying and his dog Sam. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gordan and Kenneth McClure and one sister, Virginia Harrington. 
He is survived by his wife, Marian McClure of Storm Lake; son, Don and his wife, Janet McClure of Storm Lake; daughter, Cathie and her husband, John Graffeo of Festus, Missouri; grandchildren, Andrew, Mark and Valerie McClure of Storm Lake, Jenny Cole and Jackie Moran of Pevely, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Desirae Graffeo and Travis Cole; along with a host of other relatives and friends. 
Honorary pallbearers were all the nephews. 
Pallbearers were Andrew McClure, Terry Cole, Ken McClure, Mark McClure, Richard Moran and Randy Finley. 

Lanny Oakes
Lanny E. Oakes, 58, of Brookville R.D. 2, died Tuesday, August 1, 2000 at Brookville Hospital in Pennsylvania. Mr. Oakes was born October 16, 1941 in Brookville, the son of Paul E. and Elberta (Donnor) Oakes. He was married May 18, 1963 to the former Lois E. Gierstorf, who survives. 
Mr. Oakes was the owner and operator of Oakes Auto Repair in Brookville. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Brookville and Hobah Lodge 276 of Brookville. 
In addition to his wife, Lois E. Oakes, and his parents, Paul E. and Elberta Oakes of Brookville, he is survived by three sons: T. Scott Oakes of Brookville, Christopher P. Oakes of Brookville and Corey E. Oakes of Sigel; one daughter Tammy L. Oakes, at home; three grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Lorraine Gierstorf of Schleswig, Iowa; a twin brother Larry Oakes of Gridley, Ill.; and a sister, Deanna Kindred of Fredericksburg, Va. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, Edward P. Oakes. 
Funeral services were held at Grace Lutheran Church of Brookville. The Rev. James Fore officiated. Ruth Murray was the organist. Interment was held at Brookville cemetery. 
Those serving as Pall Bearers were Junior Gierstorf, Randy Jansen, Todd Mikkelsen, Vance Oakes, Nick Oakes, Adam Oakes, and John Kindred. 

Pam Turin
Pam Turin, age 56, of Kiron, Iowa, died Friday, August 4, 2000, at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Memorial services were held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 10, at the First Baptist Church in Kiron, Iowa, with Pastor Wayne Fritzinger officiating. Inurnment was at 2:00 p.m. at the Ida Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home of Ida Grove. 
Born June 12, 1944 in Battle Creek, Iowa, Pam was the daughter of Ernest and Alice (Bassett) Turin. She was baptized February 22, 1948, at the Westminster Presybterian Church in Ida Grove. Most recently, she attended the First Baptist Church in Kiron. 
In 1962, Pam graduated from Ida Grove High School, where she participated in many activities including basketball, pep, dance, and marching band, Shag Whak Calimus, and was a prom server and Queen candidate. She later attended Wayne State University. 
Pam loved horses and was a member of the Quarter Horse Association for over twenty years. She trained horses, raised miniature schnauzers, was active in the Ida County 4-H program, and especially enjoyed judging horses at the Fair. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Survivors include one sister, Janet Southard of Ft. Morgan, Colorado; and a niece, Jodine & her husband, Jeff Buchanan of Greeley, Colorado and their children, J.L. and Grant. 

Bayard Johnson
Bayard Johnson was born at Orsjo, SmaLand, Sweden, May 26, 1909, the son of Karl and Emelia Johansson Johnson. His early life was spent in Sweden where he received most of his formal education, spending his spare time swimming in the lake and going to the woods to pick berries for his mother. 
In September of 1923, at the age of 14, Bayard began his journey to the United States, being sponsored by Swan and Selma Johnson. Boarding the train at Orsjo he said good-bye to his parents, never to see them again. He traveled by train to Gothenberg, Sweden, where he boarded the ship for New York, an eight day journey. Arriving in the United States as a minor, he spent six days at Ellis Island before boarding the train for Odebolt, Iowa, where his two brothers met him. 
He attended one semester of school at Wheeler Township Number 8 where he learned the English language, and was known to read the dictionary rather than go out and play. After his schooling his first jobs were working for the wheat fields across the Mid-West. On October 1, 1928 he became a United States Citizen at Sioux City, Iowa. 
On December 18, 1935, Bayard was united in marriage with Lillie Schultz at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Their union was blessed with four children, Kenneth, Beverly, Sharon and Karen. They farmed in the Battle Creek and Schleswig areas before purchasing their farm north of Kiron in 1949. Bayard devoted his life to farming and was the first farmer in Sac County to implement terracing. In 1979, Bayard and Lillie retired and moved to Kiron. 
Their retirement years were spent at Kiron where Bayard enjoyed bike riding, camping and fishing. He was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron having served on their board, was an usher for many years and a member of the men's club, Lutheran Brotherhood. In January of 1997, due to failing health, Bayard and Lillie moved to the Assisted Living Unit at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison. 
Lillie died January 3, 1999 and Bayard continued to reside at Eventide where his death occurred Thursday evening, August 3, 2000. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 91 years, 2 months and 7 days. 
Including his parents and his wife, Bayard was preceded in death by one sister, Karin and four brothers, Gunnar, Herman, Harry and Herbert Johnson. 
Those who remain to cherish his memory include his four children, Kenneth Johnson of Lake City, Florida, Beverly and her husband, Larry Jaksoniak of Littleton, Colorado, Sharon and her husband, Lyle Marquardt of Denison, Iowa, and Karen and her husband, Ed Wilkinson of Shelby, Montana; six grandchildren, David Johnson of Lake City, Florida, Lynnea Solomon of Littleton, Colorado, Lawrence Jaksoniak of Littleton, Colorado, Toni Marquardt of Denison, Iowa, Paula Hoffman of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Melissa Jones of Missoula, Montana; three great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Leona and her husband, Ted Aldag of Schleswig, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2000, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron, Iowa, with the Rev. Victor N. Johnson officiating. Music for the service included Jerry Peterman singing, 'Old Rugged Cross' and 'Amazing Grace' and the congregation singing, 'Children of the Heavenly Father' and 'How Great Thou Art'. Margaret Ann Buller served as organist. Casket bearers included Brad Lundell, Jim Lundell, John Lantz, Roy Johnson, Roger Hunt and Ervin Neddermeyer. Interment was at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery at Kiron, Iowa. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements. 

Harvey Logan
Harvey B. Logan was born on September 6, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri. He entered into rest on July 23, 2000 at Austin, Texas. 
He spent his teen years in Los Angeles, California. At age 19, he joined the United States Air Force, where he spent 32 years. While in the Air Force he served duty at numerous bases in the United States and overseas, including Alaska, Germany, and Vietnam. He loved flying and had the opportunity to fly many different planes. He served as base commander at Minot AFB, North Dakota. He retired in 1974 as a full colonel. 
Harvey married Leila Ullerich of Charter Oak, Iowa in 1945. The couple were blessed with three sons. 
Col. Logan was laid to rest in Missoula, Montana on Friday, July 28, 2000. 
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Leila, sons Darrell of Arlington, Texas, Stuart of Kingman, Arizona and Jeff and his wife, Jill, of Missoula, Montana; grandchildren Savannah and Riley of Missoula.

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