Helen Frances (Goebal) Mullin (1916 - 1996)Helen Frances Mullin was born November 12, 1916 the daughter of Edward and Anna Streng Goebal. She died at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday, August 12, 1996 at the age of seventy-nine.
Helen was born in LeMars, Iowa and moved to Denison as a youngster with her parents and received her education at the Denison Community Schools, graduating with the class of 1934.
On September 8, 1941, Helen was united in marriage to James Mullin at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Denison, Iowa. The couple made their home in Denison until James entered the service and they subsequently lived in various places as the military relocated them. After his discharge from service they returned to Denison.
Helen was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Ladies Guild and the Legion of Mary. She was devoted to her Lord and Savior having strong faith, evidenced by her compassion. She showed her devotion by providing special attention to other people, giving those rides, delivering meals, and praying for them. Helen was a loving and considerate mother and grandmother who in spare time enjoyed baking and knitting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in August of 1952, one brother, Dr. Ken Goebel and one sister, Jean Goebel. Survivors include one son, Jim Mullin and his wife, Eileen of Denison; three grandchildren, Amy Shank and her husband Kevin of Overland Park, Kansas; Andy Mullin and Annie Mullin, both of Denison; one sister-in-law, Kathy Goebel of Council Bluffs; one brother-in-law, Tim Dunn and his wife Helen of South Bend, Indiana; four nephews, Dr. Mark Goebel and his wife, Becca of Omaha, Nebraska; Dr. Steve Goebel of Ohio; Dr. Mike Goebel of Florida, Bob Kane of Nogales, Arizona; five nieces, Molly Goebel of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Julie Dameron and her husband Tom of Seattle, Washington; Jaime Goebel of Ames, Iowa; Mary Ann Powell and Sally Dunn.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 16, 1996 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison, Iowa. Fr. Andrew Hoffmann served as Celebrant with interment at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Denison. Jean Cornelius provided the organ accompaniment for the St. Rose of Lima Choir. Emmett Fitzpatrick served as the Liturgist. Those serving as pallbearers were: William H. Gehring, Pat McCaffery, Cecil Blum Jr., Lonnie Dalton, Terry Evers and Greg Wehle. A Legion of Mary Rosary was held at 4 p.m. and the Parish Wake Service at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 15, 1996 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. The family invited everyone at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the Parish Center, served by the Ladies Guild. The Huebner Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Helen (Miller) Rocksien (1911 - 1995)Helen Rocksien, daughter of Frank and Anna (Huber) Miller, was born on a farm six miles south of Manilla, March 29, 1911. She attended country school at Greely Center #5 after which she attended high school in Defiance for 2 years, transferred to Harlan for 1 year to enable her to take Normal Training courses, then transferred to Manilla where Normal Training courses had been added to the curriculum. After graduating and being too young to teach, Helen went back to Manilla for business courses. She worked for her board and room in the home of Superintendent Fearing.
Helen taught for 2 years at Greely Center #5 to earn money for college. She attended Iowa State University at Ames for 2 years where she earned her way with scholarships and living in a cooperative dormitory and working in homes in the community.
December 31, 1933, Helen was united in marriage to Lee Rocksien of Manning. They were married in her parent's home on the farm. After the wedding they lived in Big Rapids, Michigan where Lee was a chemistry/pharmacy instructor for Ferris Institute. The following year he went to work as a professional representative for E.R. Squibb Co., and they lived in Wichita, Kansas for several years before being transferred to Omaha for 2 more years. Lee went back into the teaching field in 1939 when he accepted a position at a university in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While living there, Susan and Daniel were born.
When the war started, Lee went into the Army as a lieutenant in Anti-Aircraft. The family lived in various Army camps on the east coast. Lee was transferred to the O.S.S. and had received orders to fly to Burma. As preparation for leaving he settled his family in Iowa at the farm of Helen's parents. The day before Lee was to leave for Burma he was stricken with a heart attack. He survived for 3 months at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington D.C. Helen brought their children back to Washington D.C. in order to be with Lee. He passed away December 4, 1944 at 36 years of age.
Helen and the children returned to Manilla where they lived with her parents for 7 years. Rosemary Helen was born five months after her father's death. Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was active as Sunday School Teacher, choir member and church treasurer for many years. Helen was active in Band Mothers, an organization she chaired for 2 years, raising money to buy band uniforms by organizing, preparing, and serving large community dinners. In those days, TB Christmas Seal drives were handled through the counties. Helen handled the mailings and returns for the town of Manilla for many years and was county chairman for 2 years. Proceeds from such drives provided X-Ray trucks to go to towns to make free X-Rays available to all residents.
Helen enjoyed travelling every summer, taking the family on long road trips visiting all major national parks in lower 48 states and Canada. She took a European trip in 1979 with her sister Faye, visiting 10 countries. Helen loved to dance, sing, and play cards. She especially loved Bridge which she played from the time she was young. Helen belonged to several Bridge clubs in Manilla.
Helen loved animals and kept a permanent feeding station and safe haven on her front porch for any cat that was hungry, thirsty or tired. Cats and dogs have been her constant companions over the years. Helen took the town census and was the town assessor for several years. She also worked for the University of Michigan Research Center conducting surveys in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.
Helen purchased her present home in 1952 where she resided until her death. She had been in declining health over the last 10 years, having suffered from 2 heart attacks and emphysema. Helen was a wonderful mother, a devoted grandmother and a doting great grandmother. She was an incredible cook and the family will hold fond memories of the holidays and many special times spent together.
During her life, Helen touched a great number of people and had countless friends. One of her dearest friends has been Joe Bullivant influence in the lives of Helen's children and grandchildren as well as Helen's life. Joe has been a companion and caregiver, enabling Helen to remain at home, surrounded by the animals and things she loved.
Helen died at Manning General Hospital, Manning, Iowa on Friday, October 20, 1995 at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 21 days.
Besides her husband and parents, Helen was preceded in death by: infant daughter, Gay, of Wichita in 1936; daughter Rosemary of Manilla in 1963; son Dan (Rocky) of Manilla in 1992; brother Donald of Harlan in 1970; sister Faye, of Seattle in 1987.
Survivors include: daughter Susan Wieland, of Seattle; Grandchildren Tracy, Lance and wife Katrin and Kimberly Willmers, of Seattle; Great grandchildren, Ryan Lee Willmers and Krista Faye and Nikolas Gene Wieland; sisters Eunice Fay of Canton, Minnesota; sister, Lois Gilbertson and husband, John of Missoula, Montana; nieces and nephews, Tom, John, Don Fay and Karla Fay Warner, Shirley, Forrest and Virginia Forrest Weingart, Janet Forrest Radke, Frank Forrest and Virginia Forrest Sollers. Dave and Mike Miller and Joe Bullivant of Manning as well as many other relatives and friends survive.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 24, 1995 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Manilla, Iowa with Reverend Kenneth Ritchie officiating. The reading of "The Song of the River" by W.R. Hearst was read by Helen's grandson, Lance Wieland. Music was provided by organist Trudy Saunders, Helen's Sister Lois Gilbertson as pianist and vocalist Helen Ohde singing "Abide with Me", "Amazing Grace", "Whispering Hope". Interment was in the Manning City Cemetery. Casket bearers were Mike Miller, Dave Miller, Jim Benning, Mike Rasmussen, John Blom and Bill Dirkson. Honorary casket bearers were Mike Marr and Merlin Schmielau.
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Helen (Schwieso) Kral (1911 - 1978)Helen Kral was born April 13, 1911 near Irwin, the daughter of August and Elvina Schwieso. She died November 16, 1978 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital, Denison, Iowa at the age of 67.
Helen was raised on a family farm and received some of her formal education in the rural schools near her home. She attended college in Cedar Falls where she received her teaching certificate. Later she taught school in Stockholm Township.
On February 16, 1931 she was united in marriage to Harry Kral at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Vail. They made their home on a farm near Vail. In 1973 they retired from the farm and moved to Vail where Helen has since continued to make her home.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. Survivors include her husband, Harry of Vail, five daughters, Patricia (Mrs. Ray Lauderville) of Columbus, Nebraska, Mary (Mrs. Harold Brich) of Neola, Virginia (Mrs. Clarence Janis) of Des Moines, Marjorie (Mrs. D.M. Douglas) of Germany and Willetta Kral of Holdrege, Nebraska and one son, Joseph of Vail. Also by 23 grandchildren, one brother, Albert Schwieso of Manilla and three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Smidt of Denison, Mrs. Anna Steffen of Vernal, Utah and Ruby (Mrs. Charles Wegner) of Fresno, California.
Funeral services were held November 18 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Vail. Burial was in the church cemetery. Father Harold Cooper officiated at the mass and graveside rites. Pallbearers were Gerald Boger, Virgene Schulz, Charles Richert, Robert Schwieso, Jeff Schwieso, and Dennis Schwieso. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Huebner Funeral Home, Denison.
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Helen (Hansen) Speake (1918 - 1999)Helen Speake was born in East Boyer Township, Denison, Iowa, February 15, 1918, the daughter of Carl and Armada Hennings Hansen. She was raised there receiving her education in the rural and Denison Public Schools.
On June 19, 1936, Helen was united in marriage with Joseph H. Speake at Denison, Iowa. Their union was blessed with four children, Jerry, Elaine, Lonya, and Steve. They made their first home in Denison in 1942 when Mr. Speake entered the service. Helen dedicated her life to raising her family and especially enjoyed cooking and baking for them.
Joseph died November 23, 1976. Following her husband's death Helen remained in their home on North Main in Denison where she enjoyed caring for her family, collecting cardinals and watching and listening to the Chicago Cubs baseball games and other sports.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Denison and the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Helen died Friday morning, September 3, 1999 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa. At the time of her death she had attained the age of 81 years, 6 months, and 18 days.
Including her parents and her husband, Helen was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph Carl Speake, son-in-law, Leroy Elverum and four brothers, Addis, Gilbert and Curtis Hansen and Dennis Schraeder.
Those who remain to cherish her memory included four children, Jerry Speake of Denison, Iowa, Elaine Elverum of Des Moines, Iowa, Lonya and husband, Larry Mathys of Denison and Steve Speake and wife, Patti of Denison, 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, and one sister, Madonna.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 6, 1999 at the First United Methodist Church in Denison, Iowa with the Rev. Chrisa Ferguson officiating. Music for the service included the congregation singing "Old Rugged Cross" and Doug Flory singing "How Great Thou Art" with Patty Bekkerus serving as organist. Casket bearers included Mark Elverum, Todd Elverum, Justin Brotherson, Joe Mahr, Jerod Speake and Michael Elverum. Interment was at the Oakland Cemetery in Denison. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Helen Virginia (Riley) Slechta (1918 - 1981)Helen Virginia Slechta was born on December 30, 1918 at Vincennes, Indiana, the daughter of Harry and Launa Eagle Riley. She died November 22, 1981 at St. Joseph Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 62. Helen came to Iowa in 1919 with her family, making their home near Fairfax. The family moved to Crawford County in 1932, making their home near Deloit.
On June 21, 1935, Helen was united in marriage to Ernest Slechta at Denison. Together they made their home on a farm east of Deloit. Later they moved to Deloit where they made their home for many years. In 1974, Mr. Slechta died. Helen continues to make her home in Deloit. At the time of her death, Helen was an employee of Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison.
In addition to her husband, Helen was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include, one son, Richard of Dallas, Texas, One step-son, Virgil of Council Bluffs, three grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, James Riley of Deloit, William Riley of Denison, Oral Riley of Deloit, George Riley of Burbank, California and four sisters, Lorene, Mrs. Thomas McCullough of Vail, Maryalyce, Mrs. Stanley Bukacke of Deloit, Mrs. Dorothy Boldin of Denison and Ada, Mrs. Arthur Kelkenn of Schleswig.
Funeral services were held November 25, at 1:00 p.m. at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Burial was in the Kings Cemetery near Vail. The Rev. Dennis Bailey of the First United Methodist Church of Charter Oak and Deloit officiated at the services. Pallbearers were Royce Slechta, Gary Slechta, Roger Bukackek, Jim Riley, Tom Jansen and Harry Boldin. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Huebner Funeral Home of Denison.
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Henry Arlo Hahn (1910 - 1990)Henry Arlo Hahn was born February 20, 1910, the son of Henry and Mary Larsen Hahn Sr. and died June 25, 1990 at the Crawford Count Memorial Hospital in Denison at the age of 80 years. Henry was born in Battle Creek, Iowa and lived with his parents on the farm and received his formal educations in a rural school near his home.
As a young man he farmed in the Battle Creek area until he was united in marriage to Laura Schau December 10, 1940. After their marriage, Henry and Laura moved to the Ida Grove and Schleswig area where he continued to farm until his retirement in 1973. While there, their union was blessed with the birth of one daughter. Laura died in 1972 and Henry moved to Schleswig in 1973. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Schleswig.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Laura; and one brother Harry. Survivors include one daughter Arlene Sitzman and her husband, Terry of LeMars and three grandchildren, Jason, Jed and Teresa Sitzman at home with their parents. Other survivors include one sister, Roselle Kuhlmann of Holstein, three sisters-in-law, Ella Schau of Schleswig, Frieda Spahn of Sioux City, and Minnie Brock of Battle Creek and one brother-in-law, Adolf Schau and his wife Lulu of Charter Oak.
Funeral services were held at 9 a.m., Wednesday at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig. Rev. Marty Healy officiated at the service with interment in the Morgan cemetery near Schleswig. Mrs. Dorothy Jessen was organist and a trio consisted of Mrs. Barbara Buffum, Mrs. Pam Gronau and Mrs. Janet Lafrentz. The selections were: "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden". Serving as pallbearers were: Larry Abbe, Bruce Aldag, Roger Henschen, Donald Leitz, Dick Streck and John Wulf. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Walter A. Huebner Sons Funeral Service at Schleswig, Iowa.
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Henry E. Jors Jr. (1916 - 2001)Henry E. Jors Jr. was born November 26, 1916, the son of Henry and Adelia Seehausen Jors Sr. He died at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sunday, June 3, 2001 at the age of 84.
Henry was born near Schleswig, Iowa where he grew up, receiving his formal education in a rural school near his home. After completing his education he worked for area farmers until entering the U.S. Army, December 30, 1941. During his service he served as a carpenter with the Army received the Good Conduct Medal, the American Theater Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal and served in Alaska and Canada for more than three years during World War II. After receiving his honorable discharge in 1945, Henry returned to Iowa where he continued farming.
On May 19, 1944 Henry was united in marriage to Dorothy Eggers in Grant Township. The couple settled on a farm near Debit and Paradise Township and was blessed with the birth of four children.
In 1961, Henry began working at IBP, Incorporated but continued his farming operations, retiring from farming in 1965. He retired from IBP in 1981 after twenty years of service to the meat packaging industry. In his leisure time, Henry enjoyed fishing, hunting, vegetable gardening and was frequently found pickling fish, smoking turkeys, and pork chops. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison and the American Legion Post #8.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Dorothy in 1996, one grandson, Justin Lee, and three brothers; Raymond Bergstrom Walter and Clarence Jors.
Survivors include one son, Gerald and his wife, Nancy of Denison, three daughters; Barbara Hargens of Manilla, Elaine Jors of Goodyear, Arizona and Sharon Lee and her husband Ron of Moorhead, Iowa; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and three sisters, Helen Gosch and Hilda Gust both of Mapleton and Garnett Witt of Omaha; three sisters-in-law; Mary Bergstrom of Decorah, Iowa, Ruth Gary and Esther McConnell both of Denison, Kathryn Byer and her husband, Paul of Carroll; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2001 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Kurt Kaiser and Rev. David Sewing officiated at the services and grave side rites held at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens. Organist Karen Kahl accompanied soloist Larry Boeck as he sang "On Eagles Wings" and for the congregational hymns "For Me to Live is Jesus" and "Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound". Those serving as pallbearers were; Bernie Shultz, Loren Adams, Don Eggers, Myron Eggers, Larry Gosch, and Rick Witt. Military honors were performed by the American Legion Post #8 of Denison. The family invited everyone in attendance to return to the church to join them in fellowship and lunch served by the Dorcus Society. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Henry E. Kluver Jr. (1913 - 1992)Henry E. Kluver Jr., age 78, of Mapleton, died Friday, January 3, 1992 at his residence. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peters United Church of Christ, Mapleton, with the Rev. Richard Hempenius officiating. Mrs. Naomi Kahrs was the organist and the congregation sang "In the Garden" and "How Great Thou Art". Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mapleton. Visitation was after 2:00 p.m. Sunday with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Walter Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.
Mr. Kluver was born October 12, 1913 at Soldier Township, Crawford County, Iowa, son of Henry Sr. and Augusta (Schlie) Kluver. He attended country school through the eighth grade. He married Velma Clausen April 4, 1934 at his parent's home near Mapleton. They farmed northeast of Mapleton. In 1945 they moved to town. He did custom corn shelling. In 1950 he started Kluver Wrecker Service and ran it until 1986. He played in the Kluver Band.
He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ. He was an antique machine collector. He was a past member of the Mapleton Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Mapleton Skyhawks.
Survivors include his wife, two sons and their wives; Robert and Valerie of Denver and Gene and Susan of Adelaide, Australia; two daughters, Janice Peter of Little Rock, Arkansas and Mrs. Jack (Linda) Cory of Smithland, Iowa; two brothers, Marvin of Mapleton and Roy and his wife Lorraine of Smithland; six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin and a sister, Lillian. Pallbearers were Jerry Bumstead, Clayton Kluver, Vertus Kluver, Lyle Weikel and Martin Flanigan.
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Henry Herbert Meseck (1911 - 1987)Henry Herbert Meseck, son of Theodore and Ella Hopp Meseck, was born May 26, 1911 on a farm in Charter Oak Township, Crawford County, Iowa.
He was baptized June 25, 1911 by the Rev. Carl Runge at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover Township. Henry was raised on the farm and attended the rural schools and Immanuel Lutheran School. In 1926 he was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith by the Rev. Otto von Gemmingen at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Soldier Township. After his schooling, Henry assisted his father with the farming until 1941 when he moved to his own farm.
On December 25, 1940 Henry was united in marriage with Vera Hansen at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hanover Township. Henry and Vera farmed in Hanover Township until August of 1977 when they retired and moved to Ricketts.
He had been in failing health since August of 1980 and had been hospitalized numerous times. Henry died June 9, 1987 at Marian Health Center in Sioux City.
At the time of his death he had attained the age of 76 years and 13 days. Through the years he was very active in his church and community. He was a member of St Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover Township, where he served as church treasurer for eleven years, was an elder for 12 years, a trustee for 6 years, served as president of the congregation for 2 years and held various offices in the Lutheran Layman's League.
He served as Hanover Township Clerk from 1953 until 1978 and was assessor of his township for many years. He served on the Charter Oak School Board for one term and was on the Crawford County Farm Bureau Board. Henry helped to organize the Hanover Hustlers 4H Club and was one of the club's leaders and served on the County Youth Committee. He served one term on the Ricketts Community Club and was president of the Ricketts Senior Citizens Club until 1984.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Delaine Meseck and two sisters, Lila Topf and Lucille Kelm.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Meseck of Ricketts, two sons, Allan Meseck and wife of Charter Oak, Norman Meseck of Los Angeles, California, three daughters; Julie Meseck of Omaha, Nebraska, Cynthia and husband Richard Lauritsen of Freemont, Nebraska and Diane and husband David Berens of Superior, Nebraska; seven grandchildren, Theresa, Timothy, and Thomas Meseck, Tracy and Stephanie Lauritsen, and Sarah and Laura Berens; two brothers, Merrill Meseck and wife Esther of Charter Oak, Edger Meseck and wife Elvera of Schleswig; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Meyer of Denison, Ellen and her husband, Herman Jepsen of Ricketts and Deloris and her husband, Leroy Bumann of Schleswig; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Erma Wingrove of Charter Oak, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., June 12, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover Township with the Rev. S.W. Holstein officiating. Music for the service was provided by Mr. Henry Henningsen singing "Be Still My Soul" and "How Great Thou Art", and the congregation singing "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." Mrs. Joe T. Ewoldt served as organist. Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Loeck, Herbert Bohlmann, Victor Schwartz, Charles Greene, Marvin Albertson, George Wendt, Delbert Gierstorf and Arthur Bohlmann. Pallbearers included Ronald Kelm, Roger Topf, Steven Jepsen, Byron Meseck, Gary Meseck and Lyle Meseck. Interment was in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Hanover Township. The Phannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Henry J. Jepsen (1915 - 1982)Funeral services for Henry J. Jepsen, 66, Spirit Lake, were held April 7, at Donovan-Leyson Funeral Home in Spirit Lake and in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig.
Henry was born to H. Henry Jepsen and Anna Jochims at Goodrich Township in Crawford County, on September 16, 1915. He received his formal education in the rural schools near his home. He was baptized and confirmed at the Friedens Evangelical Church in Schleswig. In 1936 he was accepted into the Lutheran Church.
On December 2, 1936, Henry was united in marriage to Esther Abbe at Grant Township north of Schleswig. They made their first home in Hayes Township, farming. In 1947 they moved to the town of Schleswig with their one daughter, Patricia Ann. In the spring of 1952 the family moved to Spirit Lake. While in this community, Henry worked for the Iowa State Conservation Commission and later owned and operated their family resort and trailer court on East Okoboji. Henry enjoyed fishing all his life.
Jepsen passed away on Monday, April 5, at the Dickenson County Memorial Hospital in Spirit Lake.
He is survived by his wife, Esther and daughter, Patricia of Spirit Lake and one sister, Lillian Beeck of Schleswig. Jepsen was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Freddie and Walter.
The Donovan Leyson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
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Donald L. Hulsebus (1926 - 1999)Donald L. Hulsebus was born on a farm at rural Buck Grove, Iowa, April 25, 1926, the son of August A. and Amelia Gessmann Hulsebus. He was received into God's Kingdom of Grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at Defiance, Iowa August 15, 1926 and confirmed in his Christian Faith December 25, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. He was raised on the farm and received his education in the country schools before being graduated from the Defiance High School with the Class of 1944. Following high school he farmed until entering the service. He served his country as a Corporal in the United States Army from June of 1945 until November of 1946. Upon his discharge he returned to the farm north of Defiance.
On July 24, 1949, Donald was united in marriage with LaVonne Lena Hagemann at St. Paul Lutheran Parsonage, Hanover Township. Their union was blessed with four children, Dean, Linda, Carol and Lori. They made their home on the farm at Defiance where, in conjunction with farming, Don operated Hulsebus Lime Spreading and drove a fuel delivery truck for Farm Service Co-op. Don and LaVonne retired in 1990 and moved to Denison in October of that year. After moving to Denison Don was employed part time as a driver for Bohlmann, Inc., PCS and Western Iowa Transit.
LaVonne died February 16, 1992 and Don continued to reside in Denison. On November 14, 1992, Don was united in marriage with Margaret Rath at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. They made their home in Denison where Don continued his part time employment. Margaret died August 11, 1998.
Don was a very social person and in his spare time enjoyed coffee clubs, fishing, card clubs, dancing, bowling, traveling, spending time at their cabin at Lake View and especially enjoyed attending events in which his grandchildren participated. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Zion Men's Club serving as vice-president, L.L.L., Voters Assembly and was a past trustee.
Don died early Sunday morning at the scene of a motor vehicle accident 10 miles south of Denison, Iowa on Highway 59. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 72 years, 10 months and 12 days.
Including his parents and wife, LaVonne and wife, Margaret, Don was preceded in death by one sister, Edith Frazier and four brothers, Lloyd, Vernon and Dale Hulsebus and one brother in infancy.
Those who remain to cherish his memory include his four children and their spouses, Dean and Susan Hulsebus of Granger, Iowa, Linda and Tom Cooper of Moville, Iowa, Carol and Ed Fink of Deloit, Iowa and Lori and Jeff Petersen of Denison, Iowa, 17 grandchildren, two step-children, Vicki Gipson of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Tim Rath and wife, Pam of Colorado Springs, Colorado, four step-grandsons, one sister-in-law, Esther Hulsebus of Carroll, Iowa, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa with the Rev. Kurt R. Kaiser and the Rev. Daniel G. Gifford officiating. Music for the service included three congregational hymns, "How Great Thou Art," "Jesus Savior Pilot Me" and "Lift High the Cross" with Art Beeck serving as organist. Casket bearers included Palmer Volkmann, Bill Gessmann, Milfred Nemitz, Ardelbert Preul, Lyle Frazier and Clarence Denker. Interment was in Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Denison. Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Carl Paul Rostermundt (1921 - 1996)Carl Paul, son of Julius J. and Meta Klevemann Rostermundt was born November 22, 1921, at Manning, Iowa. He attended Manning Public Schools. Upon completion of his schooling he helped his father on the Rostermundt Dairy Farm and also worked on other area farms.
On September 30, 1941, Carl was united in marriage with Inez M. Freml at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vail. Twelve children were born to this union. After their marriage, they lived in Manning where he worked as a carpenter. Carl entered the U.S. Army on January 4, 1943. He served in Battery B, 995th Field Artillery Battalion, in North Africa and the European Theater. He received his honorable discharge in November 5, 1945, and returned to Manning. After several years, the family moved to the Deloit area, where he was a farmer and carpenter. They then lived in the Vail area before settling in Manilla where he first worked for Farmer's Lumber Company and then independently as a carpenter. Before his retirement, he drove school bus for the Manilla School District for 15 years.
Carl was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and the Holy Name Society, where he held several offices. He volunteered his talents in maintenance for both the church and rectory. He was a member of the City Council and American Legion, Unit 139, where he served as commander. In his spare time, Carl enjoyed bowling, woodworking, card playing, and fishing. Spending time with his family was of utmost importance to him.
Carl had been in failing health for several months. His death on Tuesday, June 25, 1996, at Bergan Mercy Hospital, Omaha Nebraska, at the age of 74 years, 7 months, and 3 days was due to cancer and to complications following surgery.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Charles, and three sisters: Freda Koenck, Elsie Mohr, and Viola Gudykunst.
He is survived by his wife, Inez, Manilla; children: Carole and her husband, Daryl Chapman, Manilla; Mary and her husband, Robert Long, Perry; Kathleen and her husband, Duane Wenck, Lidderdale; Connie and her husband, Rod Huffaker, Liberty, MO; Kenneth Rostermundt and his wife, Vivian, Council Bluffs; Patricia Rostermundt Gruhn and her friend, Pete Scavone, Manilla; Joan Rostermundt and her friend, Mark Gannon, Omaha, NE; Michele and her husband, Allen Olson, Manilla; Diane Pedersen, West Des Moines; Jean and her husband, Anthony Gurule, Longmont, CO; and Michael Rostermundt, Omaha, NE; 36 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; brothers and sister: John Rostermundt, Phoenix, AZ, Marie Nulle, Manning, and Leo Rostermundt and his wife, Elizabeth, Denver, CO; other relatives and friends.
The Rite of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 28, 1996 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church in Manilla, Iowa. Concelebrants were Reverend Father Robert Gralapp and Reverend Father Lloyd White. Music was provided by the Sacred Heart Choir with Barbara Agan serving as organist. Interment was held in the Mr. Olivet Cemetery in Manilla, Iowa. Casket bearers were Robert Chapman, Matthew M. Doyle, Jarad Pedersen, Daniel Ertz, Sidney Long, Nathan Olson, Kurt Chapman, and Gabriel Rostermundt. Honorary casket bearers were Kent Chapman, Charles Wenck, Michael Gurule, Domonic Gurule, Joseph Long, David Ertz, Antonio Gurule, and Christopher Gurule.
A military funeral was held at the American Legion Post 132 of Manilla. Guest priest at altar was Father Kielbasa of Holy Family Church of Lidderdale. Elector during mass was granddaughter Marjean Wenck. Altar boys were great-grandsons Joey Bandow and Dennis and Sean Chapman. Offering carriers were grandchildren Michael Gurule and Shawna and Kristen Huffaker. The family wished to express their gratitude for your kindness evidenced in thought, word and deed.
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Charles E. Shives (1920 - 1992)Charles E. Shives was born Sept. 6, 1920 in Lake View, Ia., the son of Jesse and Daisy Leitner Shives. He died on Friday, May 8, 1992 at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha, NE at the age of 71 years.
They moved to Denison when he was an infant, and Charles received his education in the Denison Community School System. After his schooling he went to work helping area farmers in addition to working for the Denison Seed Company. In 1942 Charles entered the United States Army Engineers and served for three years.
After serving his country, he returned to Denison and was united in marriage to Anna Mae Hoffard on March 11, 1946 at Topeka, Kan. To this union five daughters and two sons were born. Anna Mae and Charles settled in Denison, and in 1956 Charles went to work for the Denison Community School System where he worked as a custodian and bus driver for thirty years, retiring in 1985.
For sixteen years he worked as a floor manager for the Stardom Skating Rink in Denison. Charles enjoyed traveling, camping, and his army buddies reunions; but most of all, Charles was a loving and caring husband and father who enjoyed his family and friends.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Sharlene. Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae; and one son-in-law, Barry Bergamo and wife Sue; four daughters, Candi Daugherty and husband, Steve of Adel, Ia., Pam Jorgensen and friend, Randy Jensen of Denison, Teri Hartwig and husband, Dave of Deloit, Jackie Beam and husband, Roger of Arion; and two sons, Chuck Shives and wife, Lynne of Denison and Bob Shives of Council Bluffs. Other survivors include one brother, Kenneth (Barney) Shives of Papillion, NE.; nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 11, 1992 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison with Dr. Richard H. Skelley officiating the service and graveside rites held at the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Denison. Charlotte Chandler provided the organ accompaniment for soloist Barbara Powell singing, "Amazing Grace," "In the Garden" and "One Day at a Time." Pallbearers were Rick Fink, Craig Shives, Benji Hoffard, Dusty Hast, Randy Markel and Darrell Hoffard. Military honors were provided by American Legion Post No. 8 of Denison. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Walter A. Huebner and Sons' Funeral Home in Denison.
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Darlene (Kahl) Wiese (1927 - 1992)Darlene Wiese was born on July 3, 1927, the daughter of Otto and Hilda Boger Kahl. She died Thursday morning, December 17, 1992 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison at the age of 65 years.
Darlene was born on a farm near Schleswig and received her formal education in a rural school north of Ricketts and the Denison High School. In her younger years, Darlene worked at home on the family farm for a few years before moving to Westside where she lived for two years.
On November 6, 1946, Darlene was united in marriage to Wilmer Wiese by Rev. C.W. Schmidt at the Zion Lutheran Parsonage in Denison. The couple settled in Vail in 1948 and were blessed with the birth of three daughters. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother whose interest in her family will always be valued by those she cared for and loved. Her courage through her challenge in life was an inspiration to her family and those who knew and loved her.
In her free time, she enjoyed the affection of her children, and tenderness of her grandchildren. She was a devoted member of Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia and also Zion's Ladies Aid. She enjoyed socializing with her euchre clubs, birthday club and many of the friends she had. Her fond memories include the children she cooked for in school, and was proud of her twenty-nine and one-half years of service to the Ar-We-Va school system.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Wilmer of Vail, three daughters: Beth Hargens and her husband, Dean of Solon, Iowa; Debbie Jans and her husband, Arlan of Denison; and Faye Meyer and her husband, Jim of Brandon, South Dakota. Other survivors include six grandchildren and two sisters, Luella Brus and her husband, Arnold of Manning, Iowa and Helen Fischer and her husband, Roy of Brainerd, Minnesota.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 1992, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Iowa with Pastor Steven Stork officiating the service and grave side rites held at the Westside Cemetery in Westside, Iowa. Organist and soloist Suzi Swarthout sang "In the Garden" and provided music for congregational hymns "Lift High the Cross" and "How Great Thou Art." A Prayer Service was held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Pallbearers were: Dennis Morton, Richard Fischer, Dale Musfeldt, David Linberg, Wayne Brus and Cad Wiese. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Walter A. Huebner and Sons' Funeral Home in Denison.
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Edna Mae Catherine Schmidt (1921 - 2006)Edna Mae Catherine Schmidt was born March 22, 1921, the daughter of George L. and Clara Petersen Schmidt. She died at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, Saturday September 2, 2006 at the age of eighty-five.
Edna Mae was born in Otter Creek Township near Denison, Iowa and baptized in Christ on May 20, 1921 and later confirmed on April 5, 1936 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison by Rev. William Frehse. She received her education in a rural school near her home. In 1953, Edna Mae moved with her family from the farm to their home in Denison.
Edna Mae was a life-long member of Zion Lutheran Church; a charter member of the Evening Guild, an active member of the Ladies Aid, and also a devoted member of the Crawford County Hospital Auxiliary until she moved to Eventide.
She suffered a stroke in 1989, and spent days in Omaha, a nursing home in Manning and moved back to her home where her sister Viola cared for her until her death in 1999, since that time she was a resident of Eventide Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa.
She was a wonderful sister and aunt and loved having family and friends to visit with. She loved to cook, bake, and excelled at decorating cakes. She baked many cakes for weddings, graduations, and other special occasions. She was a skilled seamstress, a master at crafts and for a time made custom draperies for J. C. Penney.
Edna Mae was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Irene in infancy and Viola; her two brothers, Raymond and Vernie; and one sister-in-law, Garnet Schmidt. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Helen Schmidt of Cody, Wyoming; nephews, Roger; Terry and his wife Marla; Tom and his wife Sheila; two nieces, Sandra Barnes and her husband Bob; Kay Neddermeyer and her husband Marc; many grandnieces and nephews, and great-grandnieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 9, 2006 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Kurt Kaiser and Rev. David Sewing officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig, Iowa. Karen Kahl provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, "How Great Thou Art" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." "The Lord's Prayer," sang by Richard Cary was played. Honorary pallbearers were: Terry Schmidt, Roger Schmidt and David Grill. Pallbearers were: Lodean Schmidt, Mike Petersen, Dennis Schmidt, Tom Schmidt, Jim Schmidt and Dan Grill. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Edward W. Claussen (1922 - 2005)Edward W. Claussen was born July 19, 1922, the son of Peter H. and Dora Mundt Claussen. He died Friday, March 25, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota at the age of eighty-two.
Edward was born in Ricketts, Iowa. He was baptized in Christ and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Soldier Township, Crawford County, Iowa. He later joined Friedens Evangelical & Reformed Church in Schleswig. As a member of the church he taught Sunday School, served on the church council for two terms and sang in the choir. He also served twice on the pulpit search committee and was a member of the building committee for the new church in 1964. In 1962 he served as moderator of the Midwest Synod Church Conference.
Eddie received his elementary education in Ricketts, his high school education in Schleswig, and graduated from the University of Iowa in March of 1943 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He was a lifetime member of the Iowa Alumni Association and an avid Hawkeye fan.
After his graduation from college, he entered the United States Navy and attained the rank of Lieutenant, (jg). He served on the LST 332 in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and the invasion of Normandy. As a veteran of WWII, he was a lifetime member of both the American Legion and the V.F.W.
On June 27, 1945, he was united in marriage to Leola Evers in Baltimore, Maryland. The couple was blessed with the birth of two sons, Craig Edward, who resides in Napa, California, and Mark Paul who died in infancy, in 1948. On February 4, 1946, after his naval duty, Eddie went to work for the Farmers State Bank of Schleswig. At that time, he and Leola moved to Schleswig where he resided until his death. Eddie became President and C.E.O. of the bank in 1964 and was on the board of directors until his retirement at which time he was elected Chairman Emeritus until the recent sale of the bank. He also served as President of the Farmers Savings Bank of Ricketts until the two banks merged in 1990.
As a banker, he was active in banking affairs. He continued his education by graduating from the school of banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1960. He was a former president of the Siouxland Bankers Association and served on the executive council of both the Iowa Bankers Association and the Iowa Independent Bankers Association. He was awarded the 50 Year Banker Award by the Iowa Bankers Association. Because of his position as a banker in rural Iowa where agriculture is prevalent, he testified before the Agricultural Sub-Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and also on another occasion before the Under-Secretary of Agriculture in Washington D.C.
Eddie was active in community affairs and was a member of the Schleswig Community Club, the Businessmen's Club and served on the Fire Department for seventeen years. He was also a 4-H leader for five years and a Crawford County Memorial Hospital Trustee for twenty-three years. He was Chairman of the School Reorganization Committee in 1956 and later served as President of the school board. He was also the Finance Committee Chairman and with the help of such men as John Evers, they raised approximately $30,000 to help Dr. M.U. Broers start the Schleswig Community Golf Club. He was a loving husband and father who, whenever time permitted, enjoyed many sports and was particularly active in fishing and golfing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Mark; one brother Paul and his wife, Betty; two sisters, Helen Houlihan and her husband, Tom, and Hazel Heilmann; and one brother-in-law Edward Karpuk.
He is survived by his loving wife, Leola; his son Craig of Napa, California; two sisters, Pearl Jorgensen and her husband, Roy of Warnesburg, Missouri, and Mildred Karpuk of Collinsville, Oklahoma; and one brother-in-law, George Heilmann of Sioux City, Iowa; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, Iowa with Rev. Chris Burtnett officiating the service and grave side rites at the Morgan Cemetery. Tammy Neubauer served as organist accompaniment for Ruby Kastner's solo hymns: "On Eagle's Wings" and "Beyond the Sunset" and for the congregational hymns, "Just As I Am, Without One Plea" and "Eternal Father, Strong to Save." Those serving as honorary pallbearers were: Jon Sailer, Jim Andersen, Galen Ferry, Ivan Rowedder, Robert C. Reimer, William Petersen, Dr. M.U. Broers, Larry Clausen, Alan Sedore, Gaylord Boeck, Mike Goodin, and Jerry Struck. Military Honors and pallbearers were provided by the American Legion Post 645 and V.F.W. Post 3930. The United Church Women's Guild provided a luncheon for those attending the service and grave side rites. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of the arrangements.
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Ethel Mae (Kies) Martens (1921 - 1999)Ethel Mae Martens was born on a farm south of Wall Lake, Iowa, May 31, 1921, the daughter of Frank and Clara Dierenfeld Kies. In July of 1921 she was received into God's Kingdom of Grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake, Iowa and confirmed in her Christian Faith there April 5, 1936. She was raised in the Wall Lake area and was graduated from the Wall Lake High School.
On February 14, 1943, Ethel was united in marriage with Harry Orville Martens at the Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. Their union was blessed with three children, Clark, Craig and Cathie. They made their home on a farm west of Wall Lake for one year before moving to a farm west of Buck Grove. In 1953 they moved to the Martens' farm ten miles south of Denison.
Harry died September 25, 1984 and Ethel remained on the farm until moving to Denison in 1986. Since November of 1996, Ethel had resided at the Fountain West Health Center in Des Moines, Iowa where her death occurred Thursday, February 11, 1999. At the time of her death she had attained the age of 77 years, 8 months and 10 days.
Prior to joining Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Ethel was a long time member and church organist at St. John's Lutheran Church in Buck Grove. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, baking and crocheting.
Including her parents and husband, Ethel was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Kies, one half-brother, Carl Kies, one sister, Margarette Stoelk, and two half-sisters, Elizabeth Obman and Pearl Larkin.
Survivors include three children, Clark Martens and wife Connie of Denison, Craig Martens and wife Mary Ann of Mission, Kansas and Cathie and husband, Fredric Sager of Waukee, Iowa, four grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one brother, Raymond Kies and wife, Maxine of Lake View, Iowa. Stepmother, Hertha Kies of Lake View, half-sister, Etta Kowalke of Lake View, sister-in-law, Arlene Kies of Newell, Iowa, half-sister-in-law, Pearl Kies of Wall Lake, Iowa, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 1999 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa with the Rev. Kurt R. Kaiser and the Rev. Daniel G. Gifford officiating. Music for the service included three congregational hymns, "Just As I Am, Without One Plea," "How Great Thou Art" and "The Lord's My Shepherd, I'll Not Want." Karen Kahl served as organist. Casket bearers included Cary Martens, Eric Martens, Todd Martens, Francis Kies, Greg Stoelk and Keith Kies. Interment was at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Following the services a funeral luncheon and fellowship was held at Cronk's in Denison. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Evelyn LaVerne (Klinker) Bohlmann (1926 - 2005)Evelyn LaVerne Bohlmann was born October 7, 1926, the daughter of William and Olga Schroeder Klinker. She died on April 30, 2005, at her daughter's home in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa at the age of seventy-eight, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Evelyn was born on a farm in Hanover Township. She was baptized in Christ, October 31, 1926, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by Rev. Runge and confirmed April 6, 1941 by Rev. H.A. Wagner also at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She received her early education at a country school near her home in Hanover Township, graduating from the Charter Oak High School with the class of 1945. She worked as a waitress in Charter Oak for a short time.
On July 8, 1945, Evelyn was united in marriage to Arthur Bohlmann at St. Paul's Lutheran Church by Rev. H.A. Wagner. The couple made their home on Arthur's family farm and were blessed with the birth of two daughters. They worked side by side on the farm for fifty-eight years until Art passed away December 4, 2003. She enjoyed her life on the family farm and loved raising chickens and gathering eggs. In May of 2004 Evelyn moved to Denison, Iowa.
She was a lifelong member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Hanover Township, Charter Oak at which she taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. Evelyn loved her Lord and church family. She was also a member of the Altar Guild. One of her greatest joys was to watch the many beautiful birds and listen to them sing. Evelyn loved caring for her home, gardening, canning and working in the yard. She was a wonderful cook. Her family will always remember her rye bread, hydrox dessert and delicious chocolate chiffon cakes. Most of all Evelyn was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved to spend time with her family. She was a woman of strength, courage, gentleness and grace. Her kind spirit and memories will be cherished forever.
She will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Karen Kahl and her husband, Darold of Denison; Karla Kluver and her husband, John of Sergeant Bluff; four grandchildren, Gary Kahl and his wife, Kathy of Denison; Shelly Freese and her husband, Bradley of Council Bluffs; Tami Kshywonis and her husband, Lee of Omaha; Troy Kluver of Sioux City; six great-grandchildren, Coltin and Justin Kahl; Tyler and Megan Freese; Jacob and Jace Kshywonis; one brother, Donald Klinker and his wife, Pat of Leon, Iowa; one brother-in-law, Herbert Bohlmann and his wife, Leona of Ricketts; sister-in-law, Marge Lantz of Charter Oak; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, Art, she was preceded in death by her parents, William and Olga, her sister, Lorraine Gierstorf, a brother-in-law, Elmer Gierstorf and two nieces in infancy. She will be remembered as a kind and loving person, always willing to help others and to do what she could for her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Our lives are forever enriched because of her love.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, 2005 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. Shirley Stull provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Rachel Greene singing "One Day at a Time" and "Take My Hand, Precious Lord." Congregational hymns were: "I Know that My Redeemer Lives" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Honorary pallbearers were: Aaron Gress, Jerry Stull and Andrew Hennings. Pallbearers were: Dean Bohlmann, Lee Kshywonis, Dennis Klinker, Bradley Freese, Troy Kluver, Gary Kahl and Ladean Gierstorf. A Prayer Service was held at 8:00 p.m., Monday at the Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak. 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.
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Harlan Leroy Buffum (1921 - 2004)Harlan Leroy Buffum was born May 3, 1921, the son of Alma and Lauretta McCaulley Buffum. He died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital, Saturday, February 7, 2004 at the age of eighty-two.
Buff as he was better known, was born in Magnolia, Iowa and received his education there, graduating from Magnolia High School with the class of 1938. After completing his education, he worked for farmers in the Missouri Valley area until January 20, 1942, when he entered the U.S. Army. He served his country during WWII in southern Philippines and was a member of the 2486 QM Trucking Company. He was a truck driver, cook and a rifle marksman. He was decorated with the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal. He was discharged December 29, 1945 and returned to Iowa where he was employed by DuVall Construction Company that was preparing Hwy 59 through Schleswig.
On April 12, 1947, Buff was united in marriage to Barbara Witt at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple settled in Schleswig and were blessed with the birth of two daughters. He managed the VFW Club and was a co-owner operator of the Schleswig Hog Market for many years. Additionally, he worked as the custodian of the Schleswig High School and painted in the area. Buff also was employed as a driver for special-ed children, and formed special and lasting bonds with the children he drove. He was employed by the Sinn Funeral Home in Schleswig, working there for more than 20 years.
Buff was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Church Council, VFW Post 3930 and the American Legion, having received a sixty continuous year member certificate, Community Club, German Band co-pilot, was a Director of the Buffum Family Association and Schleswig Fire Department from 1948 to 1976. Buff, who always had a joke for everyone, enjoyed fast-pitch softball and was a catcher for the Schleswig fast-pitch softball team. He enjoyed Buffum reunions, Schleswig Hawk, Cyclone and Monarch sports teams. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing and picking apples with his grandchildren. He enjoyed his dog Kato and 5 a.m. walks around town, morning coffee at Friends and Buffs Ribs for family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Paul, Jim, Bill and Pat; one sister, Doris Eich; and son-in-law, Kevin Lafrentz; six brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law. Survivors include his wife, Barb of Schleswig; two daughters, Pam Gronau and her husband, LaWayne of Ida Grove; Janet Lafrentz of Kiron; four grandchildren, Shari and Cory Thies, Layne Gronau and friend, Cindra McInroy, Amy and Jeremy Paulsen and Brooke Lafrentz and friend Derek Lambert; four great-grandchildren, Brittani Briggle, Brady and Brinkley Thies and Connor Paulsen; sisters, Agnes Niles of Magnolia; Mary Hull of Logan, Joyce Kruse and husband, Don of California; Norma Tamisiea of Missouri Valley; Lorene Thallas of Blair; Linda Coddington and husband, Larry of Missouri Valley; and sisters-in-law, Norma Buffum of Council Bluffs, Ila Buffum of Logan, Florence Eidem and husband, Bob of Columbia City, Oregon, many nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Chris Burtnett officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Dorothy Jessen provided the organ accompaniment for Brooke Lafrentz singing "Ten Thousand Angels Cried" and for the Buffum Trio singing "How Great Thou Art." Congregational hymns were: "Here I Am, Lord" and "On Eagle's Wings." Honorary pallbearers were: Brooke Lafrentz, Connor Paulsen, Layne Gronau, Brittani Briggle, Amy Paulsen, Brinkley Thies, Shari Thies and Brady Thies. Those serving as pallbearers and Military Honors were the Schleswig Y.F.W. Post 3930 and the American Legion Post 645. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service 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.
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Harold H. Eggert (1922 - 2003)Harold H. Eggert was born February 6, 1922, the son of Johannes and Christina Hildebrandt Eggert. He died at his home in Denison, Wednesday, December 24, 2003 at the age of eighty-one years, eleven months and twenty-two days, with his wife and family at his side.
Harold was born on a farm in Hanover Township, receiving his education in a rural school near his home. He was baptized in Christ and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison.
On December 17, 1944, Harold was united in marriage to Irene Schramm at Zion Lutheran parsonage by Rev. C.W. Schmidt. The couple lived on the family farm in Hanover Township and were blessed with the birth of two daughters, where they remained for thirty-five years before moving to Denison. In addition to farming, he drove truck for many businesses in Denison. During his trucking career his biggest thrill was in the late sixties when he was called to the scene of an emergency landing of an airplane on Highway 59 and involved in moving it from the highway.
He was a loving and caring husband, sharing fifty-nine years of happiness with Irene. He was a devoted father and grandfather, and cared for his family with diligence. In his leisure time, Harold enjoyed, camping, fishing, crafts and fixing small appliances, caring for his lawn, some gardening and playing cards. His grandchildren were especially important to him and always enjoyed their phone calls. His genius at mathematics was evidenced by his keen computational skills, computing large numbers more accurately and faster than others doing it by hand.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Kari Crispin Dix; one sister, Irene; and two brothers, Eddie and Henry. Survivors include: his wife, Irene of Denison; two daughters, Connie Crispin and her husband, Kurt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Diann Keating and her husband, David of Parker, Colorado; five grandchildren, Brenda Lee of Iowa City, Matt and Micki Crispin and their children Jamie, Alex and Corey of Walford, Iowa; Vicki and Loren Wiege and their children Grant and Erin of Glendale, Arizona; Kyle and Laura Crispin and their children, Parker and Cael of Clear Lake, Iowa; Patrick Keating of Aurora, Colorado; Raymond Dix and his son, Kurtis of Vinton, Iowa; three sisters-in-law: Vera McLean of San Diego, California; Eleanore Miller, and Lydia Eggert both of Denison; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2003 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. Rev. David Sewing and Vicar Dennis Dufon officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Karen Kahl provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns "How Great Thou Art", "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" and "I'm But a Stranger Here". Those serving as pallbearers were: Larry Brodersen, Larry Gessmann, Dean Danielson, Matthew Crispin, Patrick Keating, Loren Wiege, Raymond Dix, Kyle Crispin, Jim Nemitz and Don Eggert. 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 Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Donald Merle Lilleholm (1927 - 1990)Donald Merle Lilleholm was born, the son of Richard Alvin and Pearl Emily Buffinton Lilleholm, May 6, 1927, in Milford Township, Crawford County, Ia. He died Feb. 28, 1990, at his home at Denison, at the age of 62 years. Donald grew up on the family farm and began his early education in rural schools. He later attended the Denison High School and subsequently received his GED diploma.
Donald and Betty Lou Siegner were united in marriage Oct. 19, 1949, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vail, and their union was blessed with five children. As a family, they lived on the farm working together. Donald was a devoted husband, and a caring and loving father. He enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the Circle and Swing Square Dance Club. He was quite active in farming organizations including the Farm Bureau, and the Pork Producers Associations. He was also a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison.
Preceding Donald in death were: his parents; wife Betty on Jan. 29, 1989; three brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include four daughters: Donna and her husband, Donovan Sonnichsen, Diana and her husband, David Littleton, Dorothy and her husband, Lonny Popp, Delores and her husband, Steve Magnuson, all of Denison; one son Dale and his wife, Michele of Denison; thirteen grandchildren: Tonya and Ryan Sonnichsen, Debbie and Tricia Littleton, Lisa, Jamie, and David Popp, Justin, Sara, and Kayla Magnuson, and Derek, Ashley, and Chase Lilleholm; also one sister, Ruby Clements of Omaha; and two sisters-in-law, Rachel Lilleholm and Alvina Lilleholm, both of Denison.
Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with interment in the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Celebrant was Fr. Michael T. Larkin. Organist was Mrs. Jean Cornelius and the St. Rose Church Choir furnished the music. Rosary was recited at 8 p.m., Friday, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Honorary pallbearers were Darrel Darling, Randy Lilleholm, Mark Clements, Terry Clements, Kenny Clements, Ryan Sonnichsen and Jeff Wiecjorek. Pallbearers included Gene Aikman, Harold Chapman, Arthur Ruch, Gerald Kloewer, Harold McCollough and Robert Heckmann. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of the Walter A. Huebner and Sons' Funeral Service in Denison.
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Margaret Valberta (Hoemann) Hinricksen (1922 - 2004)Margaret Valberta Hinricksen was born on a farm near Sutherland, Iowa, April 24, 1922, the daughter of Herman and Winifred Breyfogle Hoemann. She was baptized at the Sutherland Methodist Church and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa.
Margaret was raised on the farm and attended country school in Grant Township in O'Brien County. She then began her high school education through her sophomore year at Sutherland High School and continued her education through her junior year at Denison High School.
On December 10, 1941, Margaret was united in marriage with Louis A. Hinricksen at Denison, Iowa. Their union was blessed with four children, Robert, Betty, Mary and Larry. They made their home on a farm north of Denison before moving to the Hinricksen family century farm. Margaret was a dedicated farmer's wife and really enjoyed doing the various tasks on the farm. She had a great fondness for animals and loved helping raise the cattle, hogs and chickens. She enjoyed gardening and housekeeping and her neighbors and friends were special people to her.
In 1990 Louis and Margaret retired to their home in Denison and Margaret continued to work cleaning homes and businesses until ill health forced her to retire. With her love of animals, Margaret and Louis had two miniature schnauzers that provided them with great entertainment.
Louis died September 2, 1998 and in 1999 Margaret moved to Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison where she had since resided. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison.
Margaret died early Monday, June 28, 2004 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. At the time of her death she had been blessed with 82 years, 2 months and 4 days.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Robert Hinricksen who died in a farm accident June 4, 1958, the souls of two infant grandchildren, one brother, George Hoemann and one sister-in-law, LaVerne Natzel.
Those remaining to cherish her memory include two daughters and their husbands, Betty and Dwight Andresen of Lafayette, Colorado and Mary and Thomas Caldwell of Midlothian, Texas; one son, Larry Hinricksen of Denison; two grandchildren, Michael and Michelle Caldwell; two brothers and two sisters, Kenneth Hoemann, Dorothy Hoemann, Donald Hoemann and wife, Fola, and Bonnie and husband, Harold Segebart, all of Denison, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Joan Hoemann and Helen Hester, both of Denison, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 1, 2004 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa with the Rev. Kurt R. Kaiser and the Rev. David M. Sewing officiating. Music for the service was provided by Larry Boeck singing "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Amazing Grace" and the congregation singing "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." Karen Kahl served as organist. Honorary pallbearers were William Q. and Diane Norelius, Pastor Doug and Suzi Swarthout, Louis and Darlyne Gehring, Dick and Bev Shearer and Clete and Virginia Lickteig. Pallbearers included Kevin Segebart, Steven Segebart, Howard Natzel, Edwin Jepsen, John Hoemann and Earl Hoemann. Interment was at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Following the interment the family invited everyone to return to the church and join them for a luncheon prepared and served by the Zion Dorcas Society. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was privileged to be selected to provide arrangements and services.
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LaVerne Boyens (1926 - 1998)LaVerne Boyens was born January 3, 1926, the son of Fred and Johanna Lorenzen Boyens. He died Friday, September 18, 1998, at the Odebolt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Odebolt, at the age of seventy-two.
LaVerne was born on a farm near Irwin, Iowa, where he lived with his parents. He began his education in a rural school near his home and at the age of eight, he moved with his parents to Aspinwall, Iowa. He then continued his education in the Manning Community Schools, graduating from the Manning High School.
After completing his education, LaVerne joined the U.S. Navy in 1944. During his naval service, he was stationed at the Naval Training Station in Farragut, Idaho; AGC Pac Aboard Merchant Vessels; the USN Personnel Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and the USN Persep Center at Great Lakes, Illinois. He was discharged from the Navy in 1946 and returned to the Crawford County region.
On February 16, 1949, LaVerne was united in marriage to Darlene Giermann at St. John's Lutheran Church near Kiron, Iowa. The couple settled in Denison until 1957 when they moved to Kiron. His career in trucking lasted for more than fifty years, retiring in 1998, necessitated by failing health. In his leisure time, he frequently enjoyed dancing, socializing with his family and friends, and was particularly fond of animals. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was kind and considerate of everyone he knew. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Kiron and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law, one brother, and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Darlene of Kiron; one son Larry "Jobe" and his wife, Nancy of Kiron; two grandchildren, Stacey and Joey and his wife, Kari; one brother, Lester Boyens and one sister, Gladys Boyens, both of Manilla; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 21, 1998 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Hilmer Hafner officiated the service and graveside rites held at the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Stockholm Township, Kiron, Iowa. Lois Gronau provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Jon Jensen singing, "How Great Thou Art", "I'm But A Stranger Here", "Rock of Ages, Cleft For Me" and congregational hymn, "Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me". Pallbearers were Lonny Schmadeke, Douglas Gronau, Ronald Klinker, James Olson, Vernie Lutz, Ron Olson, Trent Auen and John Ang. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Kiron, served by St. John's Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Duane F. Krueger (1922 - 1985)Duane F. Krueger was born at Cushing, Iowa, Jan. 7, 1922, the son of William and Leeffia Schreffler Krueger. In 1929, the family moved to Deloit where he was raised and received his education, graduating from the Deloit High School in 1939. On Aug. 18, 1942, Duane entered the service and served his country during World War II in the United States Marine Corps. He received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action. Most of his tour of duty was spent in the South Pacific and he received his discharge Oct. 10, 1945.
Duane was married to Helen Mae Lehfeld June 30, 1945, at the Methodist Parsonage in Denison. They made their home on a farm near Deloit. Following his discharge, Duane attended Buena Vista College at Storm Lake and farmed in partnership with his father. He was later employed as a Federal Aviation Airframe and Engine Technician at the Denison and Storm Lake airports. In 1958, the Kruegers moved into Deloit and from May of 1963 until retirement Duane was a rural mail carrier in the Deloit and Kiron areas. Since retirement he had resided at their home in Deloit. Duane suffered an apparent heart attack at home Monday evening, Aug. 26, 1985, and was pronounced dead at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 63 years, seven months, and 19 days.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 690, Deloit, and was a past County Commander of the Legion, and was a member of the 12th Defense Battalion Association of the United States Marine Corps. He was a current member and past president of the Crawford County Rural Letter Carriers Association, a member of the Deloit Town Council and Deloit Community Club, and was a past member of the Denison Barbershoppers Chorus.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Helen Mae Krueger of Deloit, one son, Keith Krueger and his wife Karen of Maquoketa, one daughter and her husband Cassandra and Dennis Meyer of Lake View, Iowa, two grandchildren, Lindsay Krueger of Eric Meyer, and one step granddaughter, Kimberly Meyer, and four sisters, Wilma Reimer of Ricketts, Nola, Mrs. Eugene Foster of Lake View, Elta, Mrs. Alfred Lutz of Omaha, Nebraska, and Reva, Mrs. Herbert Riessen of Schleswig, and his mother-in-law, Helen Lehfeldt of Denison. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 1985, at the Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison with the Rev. James C. Gubser officiating. Music for the service was provided by Mr. Henry Henningsen singing "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art" with Mrs. Fred Rabe serving as organist. Honorary pallbearers with Charles Hewley, Richard Riggleman, Wernes Dethmann, Gunnar Nielsen, Bob Fink and Don Fritz. Pallbearers were Norman Busch, Carroll Skarin, Curtis Cose, Lonald Patchin Sr., John C. Lawler, and Lloyd Mathies. Interment with Graveside Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 8, Denison, was in the Deloit Cemetery at Deloit. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of the arrangements.
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Howard Merle Holmes (1921 - 1999)Howard Merle Holmes was born in Dedham, Iowa, September 13, 1921, the son of Austin and Marvel Dewitt Holmes. He died Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa at the age of seventy-seven. Howard received his education in various area rural schools. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith December 25, 1949 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa.
On March 21, 1948, Howard was united in marriage to Maxine Popken at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. The couple settled on the acreage, where they currently live, three miles south of Denison and were blessed with the birth of four children. In their early years of marriage, Howard trucked, farmed, and had a corn sheller that he used as contract work with area farmers. In later years, he worked ten years for the Iowa Department of Transportation in their maintenance division.
In his leisure time, Howard enjoyed listening to polka music, riding motorcycles, working on cars and having coffee with his friends at the Trio Cafe. Additionally, Howard and Maxine enjoyed camping, and were members of a camping group, joining their friends as they wintered in Texas for the last thirteen years. Howard was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved and cared for his family with dedication. He was a kind and considerate man who gave of himself with a willingness to help anyone in need, anytime. Howard and Maxine were honored to have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary last year.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, Carol, who died at birth and one brother-in-law, Robert Everhart. Survivors include his wife, Maxine of rural Denison; one son, Merle and his wife, Joleen of Carroll; two daughters, Karen Kolln and her husband, Terry of Buck Grove, Iowa; Jane Hartman and her husband, Tom of Columbus, Nebraska; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one great-grandson; two sisters, Aloha Schrum and her husband, Harvey of Denison; Marleen Everhart of Tacoma, Washington; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Neumann and her husband, Vernon of Denison and Lorraine Schmidt and her husband, Peter of Hemet, California.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 6, 1999 at the Zion Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa. Rev. Kurt Kaiser and Rev. Daniel Gifford officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens, Denison. Karen Kahl provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Larry Boeck singing "How Great Thou Art" and "Nearer, My God, to Thee" and congregational hymn "I'm But a Stranger Here." Honorary pallbearers were: Kristy Pomrenke, Andrea Hartman, Alyssa Hartman, Amy Schlichte, Jennifer Kolln, Holly Hartman, Julie Homes and Dorlan Aldag. Pallbearers were: Jason Pomrenke, Jason Schlichte, David Aldag, Clark Martens, Brian Kolln and Jason Kolln. The family invited everyone at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Evening Guild. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Clifford H. Reimers (1923 - 1996)Clifford H. Reimers was born November 6, 1923, the son of William T. and Esther Fischer Reimers. He died at his home near Schleswig, Iowa on Monday, February 26, 1996 at the age of seventy-two. Clifford was born in Schleswig and received his education at a rural school in Otter Creek Township. He was baptized in Christ on December 2, 1923 and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig on April 10, 1938, by Rev. E.F. Schwidder.
In 1944, he entered the United States Army, serving his country during WWII in Rhineland in Central Europe. In addition to his military responsibilities the army used him as an interpreter for POW's. After his discharge from the service in 1946, he returned to Iowa and was trained on the job as a mechanic at Denison Auto for Ike Boeck and later entered into a partnership with Marvin Jeschke.
On February 28, 1959, Clifford was united in marriage to Loretta Rotnicke at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, Iowa. The couple made their home in Schleswig until moving to the home farm in March of that year where he farmed until 1974. Clifford was also employed as a security guard for the Pinkerton Security Systems, retiring in 1980.
Clifford was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Lutheran Laymen's League and recorded worship services for the shut-ins. He was also a member of the Schleswig American Legion and V.F.W. In his leisure time he enjoyed playing his accordion and trumpet in the Schleswig German Band, he also enjoyed farming and corresponding with his army friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Loretta of Schleswig; one son, Darcy C. Reimers and his wife, Tammy of Sioux City; one daughter, Priscilla Young and her husband, Daren of Sioux City; five grandchildren, Tim, Robbie and Cassandra Young of Sioux City; Devin and Danielle Reimers of Orange, Texas; three aunts, Ruth Seewald of Waseca, Minnesota; Margaret Fischer and Dorothy Fischer both of Janesville, Minnesota.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 1, 1996 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Patrick Sparling officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Bonard Christiansen singing "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and congregational hymns "I'm But a Stranger Here" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers and Military Honors were provided by V.F.W. Post 3930 and American Legion Post 645. The family invited everyone in attendance to join them for lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.
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Irene Augusta Louise (Reincke) Andresen (1927 - 2006)Irene Augusta Louise Andresen, 79, of Brighton, Colorado and formerly of Waverly and Schleswig, Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at the Alpine Living Center Thornton, Colorado from complications of cancer.
Irene was born on February 24, 1927 at the family farm in Crawford County, Iowa the daughter of Moritz and Lillian (Schmidt) Reincke. She was baptized at the Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church, Denison, Iowa on November 18, 1927 and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in 1940. Irene attended country school through the 8th grade at Otter Creek #5 in Crawford County, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Burdell Frank Andresen on March 31, 1950 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa. The couple lived in several places before moving to rural Waverly, Iowa where Irene enjoyed the fresh air, wild flowers and feeding and watching the birds and wildlife. She spent her married life as a mother and homemaker, and also worked for a time at St. Francis Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa as a nurse's aid in the nursery of the labor and delivery department.
Irene spent quiet times reading poetry by Helen Steiner Rice. She also enjoyed collecting Fenton glass, antiques, collectables of many kinds and art by Gregory Perillo. She carried with her a short saying by Helen Keller: "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Irene also enjoyed keeping her candy dish filled with M&Ms for the grandchildren and was described by people who knew her as very sweet, thoughtful and always putting others first. She moved to Brighton, Colorado in November of 2000 to be closer to family.
She is survived by her three daughters: Norene (Michael) Leslie of Thornton, Colorado, Patricia (Michael) Cuvelier of Keenesburg, Colorado, Lory (Craig) Davidson of Hurst, Texas; ten grandchildren: Laura Stoewer of Thornton, Colorado, Jenny (Kirk) Evans of Fort Collins, Colorado, Walker (Sally) Damge of Fort Collins, Colorado, Katy (Brad) March of Kingsley, Iowa, Shane (Debbie) Cuvelier of Aurora, Colorado, Frank Cuvelier of Keenesburg, Colorado, Justin (Cathy) Davidson of Aurora, Texas, Chris Davidson of Hurst, Texas, Melanie (Matthew) Beghtel of Bryan, Texas and Angela (Branden) Upchurch of Belton, Texas; two step grandchildren, Michael Leslie, Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Amanda Leslie of Alamosa, Colorado; twelve great-grandchildren, Emerald and Olivia Damge, Jacklyn and Grace March, Abigail and baby Evans, Larson and Lucas Stoewer, Brendin and Abriana Cuvelier, Deztiny Ryan Cuvelier, Abigail and Tristan Upchurch; three step great-grandchildren, Christopher, Trevor and Kalob Leslie; one brother, Leslie (Ruth) Reincke, Sr. of Schleswig, Iowa; one brother-in-law, Dwight (Betty) Andresen of Lafayette, Colorado; and two nephews, Leslie (Linda) Reincke, Jr. and Larry (Maureen) Reincke.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two granddaughters, Crystal Dawn Damge and Sonya Louise Cuvelier.
Visitation was held on Monday, May 1, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. There will be no services and cremation will follow the visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family for a later designation.
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Laurence Joseph Kennedy (1922 - 2001)Laurence Joseph Kennedy, son of Michael and Emma Schmitt Kennedy, was born March 24, 1922, in Truesdale, Iowa. Laurence was baptized at St. Mary's in Storm Lake, Iowa, and attended St. Mary's School in Storm Lake, graduating with the class of 1940. Laurence entered the military service on October 22, 1942, and served with the Army Air Corp. During his service, Laurence was a radio operator/mechanic/gunner and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations with the 5th Bomb Squadron. Laurence received the American Theater Ribbon, APT Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and the Victory Ribbon. Laurence received his honorable discharge on February 23, 1946.
Laurence was united in marriage to Shirley Pitts on May 3, 1952 at St. Joseph's Church in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. To this union nine children were born. Laurence and Shirley made their home in Storm Lake where Laurence worked as a plumber. In 1961 the family moved to Odebolt and Laurence worked at IBP in Denison. The family moved to Denison in 1963 to their present home and Laurence continued to work at IBP until his retirement in 1984.
During his retirement years, Laurence did home repair and remodeling. Laurence was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching all sports, especially the Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Green Bay Packers and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.
Laurence passed away at his home on Monday, April 16, 2001, at the age of seventy-nine years and twenty-three days. Preceding Laurence in death were two daughters, Deborah and Gwen, one son, Kelly in infancy, his parents, and five brothers, Gerald, Charles, Cecil, Mark, and LeRoy.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; six children Karen Kennedy of Omaha; Daniel and his wife, Joan of Schleswig; Wayne and his wife, Sandy of Denison; Gerald and his wife, Karen of Schleswig; Thomas and his wife, Lee of Denison; and Alysen Kennedy of Omaha; one son-in-law, John Kinsella of Carter Lake; seven grandchildren Holley Haerther of McAllen, Texas; Anne Kennedy of Omaha, Mindi Kennedy of Omaha; Matthew Kennedy of Schleswig; Michael Kennedy of Schleswig; Carissa Kennedy of Denison and Amanda Kennedy of Denison; two great-grandchildren, Katie Haerther of McAllen, Texas and Michael Langford of Omaha; one sister, Agnes Beauchemin of Monticello, Minnesota; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2001 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison, Iowa. Celebrants of the Mass were Fr. Edward Murray, Fr. Andrew Hoffmann and Fr. Dale George with interment at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake, Iowa. Jean Cornelius provided the organ accompaniment for the St. Rose of Lima Choir singing "On Eagle's Wings", "Be Not Afraid" and "Here I Am Lord." Pallbearers were Steve Beauchemin, John McDermott, David Westphal, Alvin Alidredge, Charles Pitts and Melvin Pitts. A Legion of Mary Rosary was held at 3:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the Parish Center, served by the Altar Society. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Joseph Lyle Molony (1923 - 1987)Joseph Lyle Molony, the son of Michael and Selma (Otto) Molony, was born on April 1, 1923, on a farm south of Denison. He died at the Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital in Council Bluffs on Sept 24, 1987, having attained the age of 64 years, five months and 23 days.
Joseph was baptized, received his first communion, and confirmed at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. He attended country school and later Denison High School, where he was the captain of the high school football team. After graduating from high school, Joe farmed with his parents for a short time, before becoming employed as a meat cutter. He later became the owner of the Chicken Hut Steak House in Harlan.
On February 22, 1978, Joe was united in marriage to Delphine "Gussie" Zimmer at Las Vegas, Nev. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Molony made their home on a farm north of Harlan. Mr. Molony later sold the restaurant and then became a partner with his wife at Gussie's Place in Harlan.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Delphine (Gussie) of Harlan; children: Joette (Mrs. David) Peters of Carroll, Julienne (Mrs. Gene) Wiig of Kirkman, Keith Kaufman of Harlan, John Kaufman of Denver, Colo., and Kevin Kaufman of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren: Rodney, Jill, Nicole, Josey, J.R., and Amanda; five sisters: Nellie Pieper, Eileen Johnson, Grace (Mrs. Warren) Hass and Inez (Mrs. Jack) Richey all of Denison, and Kathleen Petersen of Schleswig; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Sept. 28, at 10 a.m. at St Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan with Rev. David Polich as the celebrant. Interment was in the Harlan cemetery with Joe Lalich, Calvin Peterson, Joe Maiwald, Nick Schechinger, Jerry Lytle, Randall Armentrout, Ted Anastasi, Frank "Rusty" Wirth, Vernon Coleman and Bennett Cullison, Jr. serving as the honorary pallbearers. Pallbearers were: Chuck Lyon, Harold "Smiley" Auld, Paul Leinen, Clarence Hendrickson, Howard McMinimee, and Harold "Butch" Hendrickson. Pauley Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of arrangements.
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Glen W. Deiber (1927 - 1994)Glen W. Deiber was born October 11, 1927, the son of Walter and Ida Weiss Deiber. He died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison on Sunday, January 23, 1994 at the age of 66 years.
Glen was born on a farm near Buck Grove, Iowa and received his education in a rural school near his home. He was baptized and subsequently received his Christian education and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith as a youngster. After having completed his formal education, Glen worked for his family on the farm. He subsequently entered the U.S. Army and served his country in the Korean War. After his discharge from the service, he was employed at a lumber yard in Denison before purchasing a farm north of Ricketts in 1954.
On March 17, 1955, Glen was united in marriage to Lois Carstensen at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. The couple were blessed with the birth of three children and remained on the farm retiring in 1990. Glen was a loving and caring husband and father who enjoyed visits by his grandchildren. He enjoyed reading; sports of all kinds; especially football, baseball and fishing.
He was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ricketts and president of the Ricketts Senior Center. He has served St. Luke Lutheran Church as a member of the Lutheran Laymen's League, voting member and was formerly the financial secretary of the church for 18 years. Additionally, Glen was a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Wallace; one sister, Laverne Deiber and a special aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Behm, with whom he made his home during the winter.
Survivors include his wife, Lois of Schleswig; three daughters: Sharon Hinds and her husband, Mark; Sheryl Deiber and Sheri Woods and her husband, Russ all of Sioux City, Iowa. Also five grandchildren, one sister, Marion Block of Denison; three half-brothers: Lloyd Deiber and his wife Janice of Denison; Ronald Deiber and his wife, Judy of Alta; and Allen Deiber and his wife, Linda of Omaha; one sister-in-law, Bernadine Deiber of Denison and his stepmother, Leona Deiber of Denison.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 26, 1994 at the St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Ricketts, Iowa with Rev. Eugene Ernst officiating the service and graveside rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Marlene Lee provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns "Just as I Am, Without One Plea," "I'm But a Stranger Here" and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Honorary pallbearers were: Paul Schwarz, Steve Garrett, Kenneth Baak and Edward Marth. Pallbearers were: V.F.W. Post No. 3930 and American Legion Post No. 645. Military Honors were: V.F.W. Post No. 3930 and American Legion Post No. 645, Schleswig, Iowa. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them for lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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Helen M. (Ladwig) Puck (1929 - 2001)Helen M. Puck was born July 23, 1929, the daughter of Herman and Inga Mary Andresen Ladwig. She died Saturday, February 10, 2001 at the Little Flower Haven Nursing Home in Earling, Iowa at the age of seventy-one.
Helen was born in Denison, Iowa and received her education at Hanover Township Number 7 School.
Helen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. She loved music and enjoyed dancing. In her leisure time, she enjoyed sewing and embroidering.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Vickie, one son, Leon, one brother and two sisters.
Survivors include five daughters, Sherry Ortega and her husband, David of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Anna Hill and her husband, Larry of Royal Palm Beach, Florida; Mary Kuhse and her husband, Cecil of Roswell, Georgia; Rebecca Rittscher of McCook Lake, South Dakota; Lynn Puck Salzkorn and her husband, Dennis of Charter Oak; four sons, Richard Richardson of Dana Point, California; Michael Wold of Burlington, Iowa; Ted Wold of Middletown, Delaware; Eric Vandeventer of Omaha, Nebraska; fourteen grandchildren and twelve greatgrandchildren; one brother, Bill Ladwig and his wife, Helma of Denison; one sister, Ann Crouch of Indianapolis, Indiana; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Kurt Kaiser officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Denison. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", "The Old Rugged Cross", and "How Great Thou Art". Those serving as pallbearers were: Roger Werneburg, Duane Boettger, Gary Ladwig, Rich Keller, Gale Reis and Bill Ladwig. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
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