Miscellaneous Webster County, Iowa Obituaries

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EUGENE L. KNIPPEL
Eugene L. (Gene) Knippel, 70 1467 21st Ave. N., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

RUSSELL J. DOSTER
KNIERIM - Russell J. Doster died on Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, Kan., having attained the age of 73 years, nine months and 25 days.

MAVIS VAN AHN
LAKE CITY - Mavis Van Ahn, 79, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Stewart Memorial Hospital, Lake City. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lampe Funeral Home, Lake City.

DELLA PETERSON
BELMOND - Della Peterson, 80, Belmond, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Belmond Medical Center, Belmond. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Tenold Funeral Home, Belmond.

RUTH M. KENNEDY
WEBSTER CITY - Ruth M. Kennedy, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at Hamilton Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church.

PATRICK FRANCIS NEARY
EMMETSBURG - Patrick Francis Neary, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home, Emmetsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

MARK G. PRATHER
DAYTON - Mark G. Prather, 49, Dayton, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2001, at the Hamilton Hospital, Webster City. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Carson Funeral Home, Dayton.

LAURA WESTLAKE
HUMBOLDT - Laura Westlake, 85, passed away Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital.
Friends may call the Siever-Swank-Lauferweiler Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday.

CARL DIANE
Carl Diane, 69, 1415 S. 22nd St., died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.

GEORGE A. HOFFMAN
LAURENS - George A. Hoffman, 89, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2001, at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the Smith- Loterbour-Powers Funeral Home in Laurens.

LILLIAN PIRIE
Lillian Pirie, age 88, of Janesville, Wis., formerly of Fort Dodge, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2001, at the Cedar Crest Care Center in Janesville, Wis., from complications following a stroke in 1986.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

HAROLD R. SHELGREN
Harold Robert Shelgren, 80, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001. Interment will be in Clinton- Garfield Cemetery, Rolfe, at a later date.

NEAL V. IRVINE
Neal V. Irvine, 79, 2721 10th Ave. N., died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at Fort Dodge Villa Care Center.
Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FRANCIS REES
Francis (Frank) Rees, age 76, of 111 10th St. N.W., died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, at Trinity Regional Hospital.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday with parish vigil for the deceased at 7 p.m. at Gunderson Funeral Home.

ELLA J. MCNEIL
Ella J. McNeil, age 98, of the Fort Dodge Villa Care Center, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2001, at the center.
Funeral services are pending at the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

HELEN G. OHRTMAN
FONDA - Helen G. Ohrtman, 72, of Fonda, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Buena Vista Hospital, Storm Lake. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mahaney Funeral Home, Fonda.

MYRTLE FOLVAG THORSON
Myrtle Folvag Thorson, 106, Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, one day before her 107th birthday. Visitation with the family will be held at Bruce's Funeral Home, Sunday, April 22, from 4 to 8 p.m.

DOROTHY MAE TIERNEY HOUSTON
Dorothy Mae Tierney Houston, 80, of Sterling House, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Sterling House. Visitation is from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

FERN MOAD
ALLISON - Fern Moad, 100, formerly of Lake City, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Allison Health Care Center in Allison. Arrangements are pending at the Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.

MILDRED BLOMKER
RUTLAND - Mildred Blomker, age 86, of Rutland, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Trinity Regional Hospital, Fort Dodge. Services are pending at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home, Humboldt.

BILLY D. SMITH
WEBSTER CITY - Billy D. Smith, 68, of Webster City, died Thursday, April 19, 2001, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Visitation will be at the Foster Funeral Home, Webster City, from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 8:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

MARJORIE A. BUTTERWORTH
Marjorie A. Butterworth, 74, of 1316 Fifth Ave. N., died Friday, April 20, 2001, at her home. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.

SOPHIE NEESE
WEBSTER CITY ‹ Sophie Neese, 83, of Webster City, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at the Southfield Wellness Community. Visitation will be at Foster Funeral Home from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and prior to the time of service on Monday.

MARY ELLEN TRACY
Mary Ellen (Sinnott) Tracy, 75, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Sioux Valley Hospital at Sioux Falls. Sanborn Funeral Home Service is in charge of arrangements.

AGNES J. PETERSON
POCAHONTAS - Agnes J. Peterson, age 90, of Pocahontas, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at the Pomeroy Care Center in Pomeroy. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the Powers Funeral Home in Pocahontas, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

MARIE M. RICHARDSON
A memorial service for Marie Mecklenburg Richardson will be held on Saturday, June 23 [2001], at 4 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Fort Dodge. A reception will follow.

AGNES L. EICHLER
POCAHONTAS – Agnes L. Eichler, age 97, of Pocahontas, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at the Pocahontas Manor in Pocahontas. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Resurrection Catholic Church in Pocahontas.

ANITA WILLIAMS LINDQUIST
DES MOINES — Anita Williams Lindquist, 84, of the 2600 block of Thornton Ave., died August 4, 2001, at Iowa Methodist Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Des Moines. 

VERNON A. ANDERSON
GOWRIE – Vernon A. Anderson, 100, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Tompkins Memorial Health Center, Fort Dodge. There will be no visitation.

GLEN CARLSTROM
EMMETSBURG — Glen Carlstrom, 70, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

GEORGE C. STUDER
LUVERNE – George C. Studer, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Humboldt Care Center South in Humboldt.

ROBERT V. CALLIGAN
POCAHONTAS — Robert V. Calligan, age 79, of Pocahontas, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at the Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Pocahontas, with Father Merle Kollasch officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Pocahontas, with military graveside rites by the Pocahontas American Legion and V.F.W. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Powers Funeral Home in Pocahontas, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a 3 p.m. Rosary by the Catholic Ladies and a 7 p.m. vigil service, both Sunday at the funeral home.

EILEEN MERFELD
Eileen Merfeld, 89, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Marian Home in Fort Dodge.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene, Iowa.

DORIS HANDY
Doris Mary-Alice Leamon Handy, 88, died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001 — three days after her birthday. Her health has been gradually failing and so for the past year, she has been at home in Friendship Haven’s Tompkins Health Center.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gunderson Funeral Home, with a memorial service on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church. Inurnment will be in North Lawn Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Hospice and/or Friendship Haven.

RANDY DALLMAN
Randy Dallman, age 52, of 123 North 12th Street, Fort Dodge, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at his mother’s home in Fort Dodge.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel. Inurnment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

KENNETH CUSTER
LOHRVILLE — Funeral services for Kenneth Custer, 61, of Lohrville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lohrville United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at the Brown Funeral Home in Lohrville.
Mr. Custer passed away Wednesday at his home.  [Published Oct. 20, 2001]

DENNIS SOENEN
EMMETSBURG — Dennis Soenen, 43, of Emmetsburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Holy Family Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Thomas Donahoe celebrating at the Memorial Mass. The family will greet friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, where a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m., both in the Chapel of Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

DELORIS “DEEDEE” LOHR
LAURENS — Deloris “DeeDe” Lohr, age 83, of Laurens, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Center in Laurens.
Services are pending at the Smith-Loterbour-Powers Funeral Home in Laurens.

GLADYS WESSEL
HUMBOLDT — Gladys Wessel, 92, of Humboldt, died Oct. 17, 2001, at the USA Health Care Center in Fort Dodge.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt, with the Rev. Laird Keever officiating. Burial will be in East Beaver Cemetery, Humboldt County. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

BERNARD JAMES PLINER
Bernard James Pliner, 81, of Robstown, Texas, died Jan. 14, 2002. A memorial service is to be held in Texas.

GERTRUDE LEE
Gertrude Lee, age 99, of Fort Dodge, died Feb. 3, 2002, at the Marian Home where she had been a resident since May 1993.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. David A. Feltman and Dr. Marcia Rich, CLP, officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

JERRY E. LUDWIG
Jerry E. Ludwig, 63, of Louisburg, Kan., formerly of Fort Dodge, died Feb. 1, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph, Mo., following an extended illness.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Runyon Funeral Home, Louisburg.

HAZEL E. JENSEN
GILMORE CITY —Hazel E. Jensen, 90, of 555 E. Clay St., El Paso, Ill., formerly of Gilmore City, died at 6:15 a.m. Feb. 3, 2002, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, El Paso, Ill.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at the First Lutheran Church, Gilmore City. The Rev. Ray Block will officiate. Burial will be in Marble Valley Cemetery, Gilmore City. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, Gilmore City. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso, Ill. is handling local arrangements. Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice.

MARLYS LITWILLER
MANSON — Marlys Litwiller, 72, died Thursday, Jan. 31, at her rural Manson home.
Services will be held today, Feb. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Manson, with the Rev. H.W. Schiller officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Manson. Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson is in charge of arrangements.   [Published Feb. 5, 2002]

ALIDA M. BRADLEY
ALGONA — Services for Alida M. Bradley, 89, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Cecelia Catholic Church. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Algona.   [Published June 7, 2002]

MARIETTA R. MCGUIRE
BANCROFT — Services for Marietta R. McGuire, 87, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Catholic Church, Bancroft. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Bancroft.   [Published June 7, 2002]

DANIEL WIKERT
EMMETSBURG — Services for Daniel Wikert, 53, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Baptist Church. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Joyce Funeral Home, Emmetsburg.   [Published June 7, 2002]

MARGARET “PEG” KAPSCH
FONDA — Margaret “Peg” Kapsch, age 72, of Fonda, formerly of Varina, died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City.
Funeral services are pending at the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda.

CHARLOTTE EVELYN (FOLVAG) WHITE
Funeral services will be noon Saturday at West Center Chapel, Omaha. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Park, Omaha. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. today, with family receiving friends Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon at the West Center Chapel. Arrangements by Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler, West Center Chapel, Omaha, NE 68124, 402-391-3900.
Memorials are suggested to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 239 N. 11th St., Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; or to Nebraska Humane Society. [Published June 7, 2002]


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