Andersen, Arthur - death notice Sept. 29, 2002
Andersen, 83, Harlan, died Sept. 29, 2002.
HARLAN -- Arthur R. Andersen, 83, Harlan, died Sunday, Sept. 29 in Harlan.
Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church
in Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.
A prayer service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Burmeister-Johannsen
Funeral Home in Harlan. Friends may call Tuesday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the
Andersen is survived by his wife, Talena, of Harlan; sons Arthur C. (Linda)
Andersen of Tulsa, Okla. and Roger (Laurie) Andersen of Atlantic; daughter Linda
(Kenneth) Woltmann of Avoca; brother Charles (Marcella) Andersen of Harlan;
sisters Arlene (Darwin) Warner of Harlan and Marilyn (Jack) Miles of St. Louis,
Mo.; sisters-in-law Phyllis Andersen of Harlan and Elaine Andersen of
Kimballton; brother-in-law Floyd (Anne) Williams of Atlantic; five grandchildren
-- Julie (Steve) Livingston of Harlan, Tammy (Bruce) Pond of Fort Worth, Texas,
Mark (Denise) Woltmann of Long Beach, Calif., Sheri (Alex) Schroeder of Johnston
and Allison Andersen of Atlantic; three great-grandchildren -- Holly Stevens,
Brandon Pond and Alex Livingston; nieces and nephews.
= = = = = = =
Arthur Roger Andersen
born 7 July 1919 Harlan, IA to
Lawrence D. and Margaret J. Andersen
married 2 September 1945 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Harlan, IA to
died 29 September 2002 Myrtue Memorial Hospital, Harlan, IA
burial 2 October 2002 Harlan, IA Cemetery
Andersen, Eileen M. - death notice Sept. 25, 2002
Council Bluffs IA
September 28, 2002
Eileen M. Andersen
HARLAN - Funeral for Eileen Mary Andersen, 59, of Persia will be 2 p.m. Monday
at Pauley Funeral Home with the Rev. Emil Belsky officiating.
Mrs. Andersen died Sept. 25, at Mercy Hospital.
Born in Mitchell, S.D., she was a former bank teller in Persia and a dietary
specialist for the Elm Crest Retirement Community. She formerly lived in
Wessington, S.D. and Lodi, Calif.
She and her husband, Michael, had been married for 10 years.
Survivors in addition to her husband include her mother, Genevieve Petrosky, of
Portland, Ore., four sisters, Margaret Fox, of Livingston, Mont., Myrna Holden,
of Live Oak, Calif., Barbra Travalent, of Medford, Ore., and Mary Kay Howard, of
Portland, Ore.; a brother, Randy Petrosky and wife, Jena, of Raleigh, N.C.; a
stepdaughter, Jill Andersen, of Perry; three stepsons, Andrew and John Andersen,
both of Persia, and Chris Andersen, of Audubon.
Distribution of cremains will be at Crow Lake Cemetery in Wessington Springs,
Blum, Marie J. - August 20, 2002
Marie J. Blum, 86
June 27, 1916 - Aug. 20, 2002
WESTPHALIA - Marie Josephine Blum was born to Anna (Schwarte) and Benedict Blum
June 27, 1916, on a farm near Westphalia, one of 14 children in the family. She
was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church and received her
education at St. Boniface Catholic School in Westphalia. She lived and worked on
the family farm until moving to Westphalia with her mother in 1949. She then was
employed as housekeeper and childcare provider for various families in the
Westphalia area. Employed by Msgr. Schwarte as his housekeeper while he was
assigned to Portsmouth, she later cleaned for him in Council Bluffs and Earling.
When Msgr. Schwarte left Earling, she remained as the priest's housekeeper for
eight years. In 1983, she returned to her home in Westphalia where she resided
until 1995, when she moved to Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan. She was
a lifelong member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia, and was a
member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court of St. Katherine No. 266 of
Earling. She created candles for baptisms and weddings. Marie taught others the
art of candle making. On Aug. 20, 2002, she died at Elm Crest Retirement
Community at age 86 years, one month and 24 days.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank,
Herman, Brother George and William Blum and sisters, Kate Schiltz, Sister
Hermanita Blum FSPA, Antionette Kenkel, Sister Georgianna Blum FSPA, Corrine
Bissen, Anna Blum, Sister Rose Blum FSPA and Sister Marie Ann Blum FSPA. She is
survived by her brother Vincent Blum (Mary Ann) of Harlan; nieces and nephews
and other relatives.
A Mass of Christian Burial was concelebrated Aug. 24, 2002 at St. Boniface
Catholic Church in Westphalia, with the Rev. Michael G. Peters celebrant and the
Rev. Ben Kenkel concelebrant. Burial was in the St. Boniface Cemetery in
Westphalia, with Ben Blum, Phil Trierweiler, Gene Blum, Ralph Blum, Joe Ray
Kenkel, Jerome Blum and Gerald Blum casket bearers. Pauley Funeral Home in
charge of arrangements.
Davis, Arlene - death notice Sept. 12, 2002
Davis, 70, Harlan, died Sept. 12, 2002.
HARLAN -- Arlene J. Davis, 70, Harlan, died Thursday, Sept. 12 at Jennie
Edmundson Memorial Hospital.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. at Pauley Funeral Home, Harlan,
with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.
Davis is survived by her husband, Don, of Harlan; daughters Dixie (Sonny Goans)
Gribble of Kirkman, Barb (Kim) Swanson of Harlan, Sandy (Bruce) Markkula of
Manilla and Debbie Davis of Wichita, Kan.; sons Jerry (Leah) Davis of Harlan,
John (Judy) Davis of Harlan and Jeff Davis of Harlan; brothers Glenn Slining of
Silverton, Ore. and Harry (Marlene) Slining, Jr. of Babbitt, Mn.; sisters Janet
(Dick) Thorton of Huxley, JoAnn (Irv) Koester of Belmond and Mildred McCree of
Des Moines; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Dinesen, Trevor - death notice Sept. 1, 2002
Dinesen, 21, El Mirage, Az., died Sept. 1, 2002. Graveside services are now set
EL MIRAGE, Az. -- Graveside services for Trevor M. Dinesen, 21, El Mirage, Az.,
will be Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Harlan Cemetery. There will be no
Dinesen died Sunday, Sept. 1 in Lake Mead, Az. He is survived by his maternal
grandmother, Ruth (Ares) Dinesen of Harlan; parents Gilbert and Annette Beierle
of Glendale, Az.; brother Second Lt. Ian Dinesen of Korea (stationed in US Air
Force), stepbrothers Gil Beierle Jr. of Missoula, Mt. and Lance Beierle of
Missoula; stepsister Myka Beierle of Missoula, Mt.; and fiance Stormy Reiter of
Dugdale, Maxine P. - death notice September 7, 2002
Maxine P. Dugdale
Funeral services were held September 10, 2002, for Maxine P. Dugdale at Valley
of the Sun Chapel in Chandler, Ariz. Inurnment was September 21, 2002 at Queen
of Heaven Cemetery in Mesa Ariz.
Maxine was born May 18, 1921 in Defiance and died September 7, 2002, at Mesa,
Maxine is survived by her husband, Albert of Arizona; her three daughters,
Jeanette Roberts and husband Wayne of Texas, Deanna Zoblescian and husband Joe
of Arizona, and Dorothy Schnell and husband Roger of Nebraska; one son, Bill and
wife Dana of Alaska; 14 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one
Maxine was preceded in death by her mother, Rose Fister Dethlefsen; sister, Ione
Lee and brothers, Clarence and Francis Fister.
Hansen, Erwin - death notice Sept. 13, 2002
Hansen, 95, Manning, died Sept. 13, 2002.
MANNING -- Ervin Hansen, 95, Manning, died Friday, Sept. 13 at the Manning Plaza
Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in
Manning with burial in the Manning Cemetery.
Hansen is survived by his brother, Howard (Regina) Hansen of Omaha; sister Grace
Hansen of Omaha; many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Harms, Henrietta (Stoll) Navrude Rohrer - death notice Aug. 25, 2002
Council Bluffs IA
August 26, 2002
WOODBINE - The funeral for Henrietta (Navrude) Harms, 91, of Woodbine, formerly
of Onawa, will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine.
Mrs. Harms died Aug. 25 at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital.
She was born Sept. 24, 1910, near Soldier to Albert and Martha (Meseck) STOLL.
She attended country school in the Soldier area. She worked on the farm with her
parents. She farmed with her husband near Solider and in 1941 moved to a farm
West of Dunlap. Later she moved to California before returning to the Onawa
Mrs. Harms was preceded in death by her first husband, Sigurd Navrude, on March
19, 1953, her second husband, Guy Rohrer, and her third husband, Levi Harms, on
March 15, 1988. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Harlan.
Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Agosta, and husband, Chuck, of Omaha;
four sons, Harold Navrude and wife, Shirley, of Woodbine, Norman Navrude of
California, Delbert Navrude and wife, Lois, of Woodbine and Harry Navrude and
wife, Jane, of Blair, Neb.; one sister, Esther Moltsau, of Onawa; eight
grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be tonight from 7 to 8:30 at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Jordan Cemetery in rural Castana.
Jurschak, Gertrude - death notice Aug. 11, 2002
Jurschak, 89, Omaha, formerly of Portsmouth, died Aug. 11, 2002.
OMAHA -- Services for Gertrude M. Jurschak, 89, Omaha, formerly of Chicago and
Portsmouth, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Lady
of Fatima Church in Portsmouth with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Jurschak died Sunday, Aug. 11 in Omaha. She is survived by several nieces and
nephews, and two sisters-in-law -- Mary Schwinderman of Omaha and Lucille
Jurschak of Portsmouth.
Kaufman, Jerome - death notice Sept. 19, 2002
Kaufman, 77, Harlan, died Sept. 19, 2002.
HARLAN -- Jerome M. Kaufman, 77, Harlan, died Thursday, Sept. 19 at his home.
Services were held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic
Church with burial in the St. Boniface Cemetery at Westphalia.
Kaufman is survived by his wife, Dolores, of Harlan; daughters Jacqueline Coenen
of Lenexa, Kan. and Gwendolyn Kaufman of Denison; sons Robert (Mary Beth)
Kaufman of Earling and Curt (Lisa) Kaufman of Glenwood; and sisters Marie Gross
Monahan of Earling, Geraldine Dixon of Sebastapol, Calif., Aquinata Gross of
Westphalia, Lavina Gross of Earling and Alice (Herb) Wegner of Panama.
Kenney, Phillip D. - death notice July 20, 2002
Council Bluffs IA
July 23, 2002
Phillip D. Kenney
HARLAN - The funeral for Phillip David Kenney, 77, of Portsmouth will be
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in
Portsmouth with the Rev. Paul Bianchi officiating.
Mr. Kenney died July 20 at St. Luke's Hospice Center in Denver.
He was born in Missouri Valley. He served in the U.S. Army Airforce during World
War II from June 8, 1943, to Feb. 15, 1946. He was a postal clerk for 28 years
with the U.S. Post Office, retiring 22 years ago. He was a member of St. Mary
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, John Ohlinger Post No. 547 of Portsmouth and
Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Kenney and his wife, Anna, were married 54 years.
Survivors in addition to his wife include five sons, Patrick of Los Lunas, N.M.,
Michael of Longmont, Colo., Timothy and wife, Patty, of Boulder, Colo., Donald
of Littleton, Colo., and James of Riverton, Wyo.; one brother, Donald J., of Sun
City, Calif.; three grandchildren.
Rosary service will be tonight at 7 followed by family visitation until 9 at St.
Mary's Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Burial will be in Grange Cemetery in
Honey Creek. Pauley Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements.
Klein, Lavern - death notice Sept. 4, 2002
Klein, 83, Harlan, died Sept. 4, 2002.
HARLAN -- Lavern P. Klein, 83, Harlan, died Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Avoca
Nursing and Rehab Center.
Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic
Church with burial in the Harlan Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, Sept. 6 from 8
a.m.-9 p.m. with family present after noon, from noon-9 p.m.
Klein is survived by his daughters -- Connie (Dewayne) Tucker of Bellevue, Neb.
and Nancy (John) Harvey of Omaha; son Gail (Judy) Klein of Omaha; special friend
Elsie Myers of Harlan; daughter-in-law Ellen Klein of Colorado Springs, Co.;
brother Leo (Lucine) Klein of Harlan; and sister Elva Graeve of Earling and
Maurine Lehan of Dunlap; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Kwapiszeski, Fred J. - Aug. 31, 2002
Fred J. Kwapiszeski, 84
May 10, 1918 - Aug. 31, 2002
HARLAN - Frederick Joseph Kwapiszeski, son of Fred W. and Caecilia (Fromm)
Kwapiszeski, was born on a farm near Panama, May 10, 1918. He was baptized,
received his first Holy Communion and was confirmed at St. Mary of the
Assumption Catholic Church in Panama. He was raised on the family farm and
attended St. Mary's Catholic School graduating with the Class of 1936.
On March 31, 1951, he married Marcella Cooney at St. Francis Xavier Church in
Mayetta, KS. Together they raised four children, James, Robert and twins, Mark
and Carmela. After their marriage, they farmed south of Portsmouth for 48 plus
years. He retired from farming in 1981, but remained very active in St. Mary's
Parish in Portsmouth, especially during the picnics providing train rides for
children and donating homemade wine for the auctions. In 2000, Fred and Marcella
moved to Harlan where they became members of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Due
to his poor health, Fred became a resident of the Elm Crest Retirement Community
in April of 2002. He died Aug. 31, 2002 at Myrtue Memorial Hospital at age 84
years, three months and 21 days.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
infant sister, Ethel Kwapiszeski. He is survived by his wife, Marcella
Kwapiszeski of Harlan; his children, James Kwapiszeski of Temeculah, CA; Robert
Kwapiszeski of Omaha, NE; Mary Kay of Houston, TX and Carmella (Dan) Jacobsen of
Carroll; five grandchildren, Angie (Marty) Stein; Tina (Tim) Gorham; Keith,
Madelyn and Olivia Kay; five great grandchildren, Matthew and Hannah Stein and
Alaina, Aleisha and Andria Gorhan; his brothers and sisters, Helen (Ray)
Rennemeyer of Highlands Ranch, CO; Edna (William) Henderson of Denver, CO; Dr.
H. J. Herbert (Rita) of Ellensberg, WA; and Leonard Kwapiszeski (Kathy) of
Panama; nieces and nephews and other relatives.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 3, 2003, at St. Mary's Our Lady
of Fatima Catholic Church in Portsmouth, with the Rev. Paul Bianchi celebrating.
Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Portsmouth, with Randy Bruck, Maurice
Rennemeyer, Greg Desch, Jim Crawford, Guyle Sonderman and Tom Lefeber casket
bearers. Pauley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Leuschen, Bernadine - Sept. 5, 2002
Bernadine Leuschen, 78
July 17, 1924 - Sept. 5, 2002
PANAMA-Bernadine "Bernie" Leuschen was born to Gertrude (Nollen) and Michael
Blum July 17, 1924, at a farm near Panama. She was baptized and confirmed at St.
Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and attended St. Mary's Catholic Grade
School and High School graduating with the Class of 1942.
Jan. 9, 1945, she married Donald L. Leuschen at St. Mary of the Assumption. To
this union seven children were born. Bernie was a lifetime member of St. Mary of
the Assumption serving as past president of the Rosary Society. She also was a
member of St. Mary's Sewing Circle. She died Sept. 5, 2002, at Creighton
University Medical Center in Omaha, NE, at age 78 years, one month and 19 days.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Robert, Dec.
2, 1947, and sisters, Helen Sternberg and Mildred Chamberlain. She is survived
by her husband, Donald Leuschen of Panama; children, Shirley (Ed) Arkfeld of
Omaha, NE; Kate (Jim) Musich of Bedford; Jan (Bob) Wilson of Omaha, NE; Jean
(Wayne) Hodapp of Denver, CO; Doug Leuschen of Omaha, NE; and Beth (Hank) Stueve
of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sister, Marcella
"Sally" Finken of Panama; brother, Michael Blum, Jr. (Theresa) of Harlan; nieces
and nephews and other relatives.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 9, 2002, at St. Mary of the
Assumption Catholic Church in Panama, with the Rev. Michael G. Peters
celebrating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Panama, with Phil Gubbels, Dave
Castleberry and Dean Gubbels honorary casket bearers. Casket bearers were Jon
Abbott, Eric Heimendinger, Jason King, Paul Hodapp, Paul Walston, Dave Arkfeld,
Scott McMillin and Dan Musich. Pauley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lorenzen, Ronald - death notice Aug. 1, 2002
Lorenzen, 86, Seal Beach, Calif., died Aug. 1, 2002.
SEAL BEACH, Calif. -- Word has been received of the death of Ronald Herman
Lorenzen, 86, who died August 1 in Seal Beach.
Lorenzen was born in Harlan.
He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Hopkins; two grandchildren, Chelsea and
Cody Hopkins; and sister Lorna Longnecker; as well as many cousins in the
Harlan, Avoca, and Corley areas.
Marshall, Florence - death notice Sept. 14, 2002
Marshall, 95, Modale, died Sept. 14, 2002.
MODALE -- Florence A. Neill Marshall, 95, died Saturday, Sept. 14 at Elm Crest
Retirement Community in Harlan.
Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home
in Missouri Valley with burial in the Noyes Cemetery in Mondamin.
Marshall is survived by sons Harold (Lois) of Missouri Valley and Howard and
Richard, both of Modale; daughters Mary Ada Wade of Harlan and Norma Jean
(Larry) Hammer of Modale; 17 grandchiildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two
McLaughlin, Ralph - death notice Sept. 27, 2002
McLaughlin, 95, Harlan, died Sept. 27, 2002.
HARLAN -- Ralph C. McLaughlin, 95, Harlan, died Friday, Sept. 27 at Myrtue
Services were held Monday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Pauley Funeral Home,
Harlan, with burial in the Shelby Cemetery.
McLaughlin is survived by his daughters, Miriam (Dan) Haseltine of Harlan and
Patricia (David) Stafford of Harlan; son Robert (Debra) McLaughlin of Shelby;
four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Moser, Wanda Moser death notice Sept. 16, 2002
Moser, 85, Earling, died Sept. 16, 2002.
EARLING -- Services for Wanda C. Moser, 85, Earling, will be Friday, Sept. 20 at
1:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg.
Moser died Monday, Sept. 16 at the Little Flower Haven Nursing Home in Earling.
Moser is survived by her daughter, Karen (Ken) Sojka of Harlan.
Mushrush, Emmert - death notice Sept. 16, 2002
Mushrush, 86, Elk Horn, died Sept. 16, 2002.
ELK HORN -- Emmert B. Mushrush, 86, Elk Horn, formerly of Harlan, died Monday,
Sept. 16 in Omaha.
Services will be held Friday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Burmeister-Johannsen
Funeral Home in Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.
Friends were asked to call Thursday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home with family to greet friends from 7-8 p.m.
Mushrush is survived by his sister, Kathleen Christensen, of Columbus, Neb.;
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nielsen, Elaine - death notice Sept. 29, 2002
Nielsen, 71, Avoca, died Sept. 29, 2002.
AVOCA -- Elaine E. Nielsen, 71, Avoca, died September 29 at her home.
Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Avoca with burial in the Graceland Cemetery.
Nielsen is survived by her children -- Connie (Bob) Jorgensen of Avoca, Sheri
Nielsen of Omaha and John (Nancy) Nielsen of Dunlap; six grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; three brothers -- Eugene (Emmie) Krohn and Fred (Willie)
Krohn, all of Council Bluffs, and Harry (Gladys) Krohn of Treynor; and
sister-in-law Betty Krohn of Shelby.
Nielsen, Herdis - death notice Sept. 18, 2002
Nielsen, 94, Kimballton, died Sept. 18, 2002.
KIMBALLTON -- Herdis J. Nielsen, 94, Kimballton, died Wednesday, Sept. 18 at
Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan.
Services were held Friday, Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in
Kimballton with burial in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Nielsen is survived by two half-sisters -- Anny Hansen and Ruth Brincker of
Denmark; nieces and nephews.
Ohlinger, John - death notices Aug. 28, 2002
Ohlinger, 82, Portsmouth, died Aug. 28, 2002.
PORTSMOUTH -- John H. Ohlinger, 82, Portsmouth, died Wednesday, Aug. 28 at
Myrtue Memorial Hospital, Harlan.
Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Lady of
Fatima Church in Portsmouth with burial in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, Aug. 30 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Pauley Funeral Home, Harlan.
A rosary will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church.
Visitation was held Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6-9 p.m. at Pauley's, with a K of C
rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Pauley's.
Ohlinger is survived by his wife, Rita, of Portsmouth; daughters Marilyn (Bob)
Zotti of Bellevue, Neb., Carolyn (Larry) Hein of Alvord, Jane (Gary) Book of
Manson, Emily Ryan of Omaha, Rose (Tom) Bruck of Avoca and Alice (Lonny) Janecek
of LaVista, Neb.; sons John R. Ohlinger of Ottumwa, Richard (Mary) Ohlinger of
Portsmouth and David (Bev) Ohlinger of Portsmouth; sister-in-law Madeline
Ohlinger of Omaha; and brother-in-law Floyd Feser of Harlan.
Pauley, Margaret - death notice Sept. 17, 2002
Pauley, 79, Harlan, died Sept. 17, 2002.
HARLAN -- Margaret L. Pauley, 79, Harlan, died Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Myrtue
Memorial Hospital, Harlan.
Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Pauley Funeral Home,
Harlan, with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.
Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 19 from 1-9 p.m. with family greeting
friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Family also will greet friends Friday, Sept. 20 from
5-7 p.m. at Pauley's.
Margaret was a retired partner of Pauley Funeral Home. She is survived by her
husband, H. Clay Pauley of Harlan; her daughter, Cindy (Rick) Burchett of
Harlan; and three grandchildren.
Paulk, Gordon - death notice Sept. 16, 2002
Paulk, 85, Harlan, died Sept. 16, 2002.
HARLAN -- Gordon C. Paulk, 85, Harlan, died Monday, Sept. 16 at his home.
Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at Congregational United
Church of Christ with private graveside services to follow. No visitation is
Paulk was a long-time Harlan businessman, having owned the landmark Paulk and
Finn retail clothing store in Harlan.
He was a member of the Harlan School Board, the city forestry board and helped
with numerous community functions. Paulk was an avid tennis player and promoter
of community parks and courts, and he had an independent certified appraisal
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Eleanor (Warren) Hansen of San Luis Obispo,
Calif.; sons Dr. Stephen C. (Amy) Paulk of Portage, Wi. and Dr. Douglas G.
(Heidi) Paulk of Mt. Clemens, Mi.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Petersen, Raymond - death notice Sept. 28, 2002
Petersen, 87, Harlan, died Sept. 28, 2002.
HARLAN -- Raymond L. Petersen, 87, Harlan, died Saturday, Sept. 28 at Myrtue
Memorial Hospital, Harlan.
Services will be Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in
Jacksonville with burial in the Graceland Cemetery at Avoca.
Family greeted friends Monday, Sept. 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Pauley Funeral Home,
Harlan. Visitation was Monday from 5-9 p.m. Monday.
Petersen is survived by his wife, Martha, of Harlan; stepson Robert (Bonnie)
Myers of Shelby; stepdaughter Darla (Homer) Buell of Rose, Neb.; seven
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Peterson, Joanne - death notice Sept. 14, 2002
Joanne Peterson, 67
Petersen, 67, Indianola, died Sept. 14, 2002.
INDIANOLA -- Word has been received of the death of Joanne Peterson, 67,
Indianola, who died Saturday, Sept. 14 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
Services were Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in
Indianola with burial in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in
Peterson was born in Harlan. She is survived by husband Kenneth; son Greg of
Ellston; daughter Keri Peterson of Indianola; three grandchildren and two
Powers, Robert J. - death notice Aug. 20, 2002
Council Bluffs IA
August 22, 2002
Robert J. Powers
HARLAN - Graveside services for Robert Joseph Powers, 68, of Avinger, Texas,
will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery in Portsmouth with the Rev.
Paul Bianchi officiating.
Mr. Powers died Aug. 20 at Myrtue Memorial Hopsital in Harlan.
He was born in Portsmouth. He graduated in 1952 from Logan High School. He was a
contract painter and truck driver.
Survivors include his companion, Connie Witt, of Portsmouth; one daughter,
Kimberly Coleman, and husband, Ernie, of Avinger; five sons, Richard of Daggett,
Calif., Robert of Carter Lake, Ronald Sr. and wife, Debbie, of Omaha, Harold and
wife, Colleen, of Sidney, Neb., and Dean and wife, Eileen,
of Templeton, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Linda Kay Brandt, and husband, Rick, of
Omaha; two sisters, Deloris Denton and husband, Lynn, of Council Bluffs and
Linda Price and husband, Ed, of Bullhead City, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; one step-grandchild.
Visitation with the family will be Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Pauley Funeral
Home in Harlan. Prayer service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Our Lady
of Fatima Catholic Church in Portsmouth. Visitation will precede the service at
the church from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Reynolds, Royce - death notice Sept. 29, 2002
Reynolds, 72, Athens, Al., died Sept. 29, 2002.
ATHENS, Al. -- Word has been received of the death of Royce Reynolds, 72,
Athens, Al., who died Sept. 29 in Athens of acute Malaria.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 4 in Athens at the Hobbs Street Church
of Christ. Reynolds served the Harlan and Redline Churches of Christ for
approximately 15 years, and also owned Zekan and Robbins Photography in Harlan.
He and his wife had been serving as missionaries in Ghana in Africa when he
He is survived by his wife, Cindy; and five children -- Paul, Rick, Basil
"Buzz", Candi and Kathy. Cards can be set to Cindy Reynolds, 506 So. Clinton,
Athens, Al., 35611.
Richards, Marjorie - death notice Sept. 18, 2002
Richards, 81, Harlan, died Sept. 18, 2002.
HARLAN -- Marjorie E. Richards, 81, Harlan, died Wednesday, Sept. 18 in Harlan.
Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran
Church in Jacksonville with burial in the Jacksonville Cemetery.
A prayer services will be held Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at
Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan. Friends may call Friday from 2-9
p.m. at the funeral home.
Richards is survived by her daughter, Jill (Dave) Clark of Harlan; son-in-law
Brian Schelling of Rochester, Mn.; brother Howard (Rhoda) Henriksen of Harlan;
grandsons Jeff and Greg Schelling and Colin and Jeremy Clark; and four
Rutherford, Esther - death notice Sept. 19, 2002
Rutherford, 64, Harlan, died Sept. 19, 2002.
HARLAN -- Esther L. Rutherford, 64, Harlan, died Thursday, Sept. 19 in Harlan.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church
in Jacksonville with burial in the Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery at Elk Horn.
Rutherford is survived by her daughter Mary (John) Taggs of Harlan; four sons --
Kevin (Deb) Rutherford of Harlan, Kent (Gayleen) Rutherford of Eagle Grove,
Keith (Amy) Rutherford of Marinette, Wi. and Kelly (Sheryl) Rutherford of
Hickman, Neb.; sister Doris Christensen of Audubon; brother John (Sandy)
Andersen of Hiawatha; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Shropshire-Duncan, Ashley Jordan - Sept. 17, 2002
Ashley Jordan Shropshire-Duncan, 7
May 24, 1995 - Sept. 17, 2002
CORRECTIONVILLE - Ashley Jordan Shropshire-Duncan was born May 24, 1995, in
Norfolk, NE, the daughter of Sharleen Duncan and Charles Shropshire IV. Ashley
was entering 2nd grade at River Valley Elementary School in Washta. She loved
playing with her sister and brothers, cousins and all her school friends. She
loved kittens, swimming, volleyball, playing house and driving tractors. She
died Sept. 17, 2002, near Moville, at age 7.
She was preceded in death by her uncle, Cory Shropshire. She is survived by her
mother, Sharleen Duncan and stepfather, Bruce of Correctionville; her father,
Charles Shropshire, and stepmother, Darcy of Harlan; her sister, Brittny, and
brother, Christian of Correctionville; half-brother, Cougan and stepbrother,
Brandon of Harlan; maternal grandparents, Gene and Linda Zahnley of
Correctionville, and paternal grandparents, Chuck and Joyce Shropshire of
Crystal Lake; step grandparents, Wallace and Lois Duncan of Correctionville;
Phyllis Allen of Harlan; Steve and Mardi Allen of Thompson; Anna Allen of
Manilla; Chuck and Bernadine Hayes of Portsmouth; and her aunts and uncles,
Sharyl and Bryce Sands, David Shropshire, Sabrina and Russ Momson, Camille
Duncan, Bob and Laurie Sazama, Bryce and Nancy Duncan, and cousins.
Funeral services were held Sept. 20, 2002, at the Grace United Methodist Church
in Correctionville, with Rev. Sheryl K. Ashley officiating. Burial was in the
Good Hope Cemetery in Correctionville. Honorary casket bearers were Jaret
Beyers, Anna Duncan, Shelby Gettys, Cory Shropshire, Douglas Allen, Cheyanne
Porter, Alicia Wigand-Redenius, Mrs. Hagberg's 2nd grade class, Bryce Duncan,
Riley Byers, Bailey Fitch, Megan Gettys and Bob Sazama. Casket bearers were
Randy Zahnley, David Shropshire, David Zahnley and Bryce Sands. Barker Funeral
Home in charge of arrangements.
Sonderman, Bob - death notice Sept. 18, 2002
Bob Sonderman, 63
Sonderman, 63, Earling, died Sept. 18, 2002.
EARLING -- Robert L. Sonderman, 63, Earling, died Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the
Little Flower Haven Nursing Home.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
in Earling with burial in the St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Sonderman is survived by his wife, Diane, of Earling; mother Dorothy of Earling;
sons Curtis of Earling, Corey of Earling, Chad (Jenny) of Earling and Clint
(Keri) of Earling; daughters Christine (Larry) Assmann of Panama and Chatel
Sonderman of Earling; sisters Pauline (Ronald) Wilwerding, Pat (Bob) Gross and
Sara (Rick) Graeve, all of Omaha, Connie (Tim) Cumberland of Columbus, Neb. and
Jaci (Gerald) Bogler of Earling; and brother Sam (Shiela) Sonderman of Earling.
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Robert "Bob" Lee Sonderman
born 23 July 1939 Harlan, IA to
Albert and Dorothy (Rosman) Sonderman
married 24 February 1962 Manilla, IA to
died 18 September 2002 Little Flower Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center, Earling, IA
burial 23 September 2002 St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Earling, IA
Stracke, Norbert (Nub) - Aug. 22, 2002
Norbert (Nub) Stracke, 74
May 18, 1928 - Aug. 22, 2002
COUNCIL BLUFFS - Norbert S. (Nub) Stracke was born in Westphalia May 18, 1929,
to Henry and Mary (Coenen). He graduated from St. Boniface High School in 1946.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-53. He was a sergeant on the Council Bluffs
Police Departments and was an officer for 27 years, retiring May 13, 1986 with
the rank of sergeant. He was a member of the Queen of the Apostles Catholic
Church and the Knights of Columbus No. 10805, American Legion Post No. 2, Eagles
Club, American-Italian Heritage and umpired and refereed for more than 40 years.
He had also served on the Parks and Recreation Commission.
He and his wife, Therese (Wehr), were married for 51 years. He died Aug. 22,
2002, at age 74 years at Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.
Survivors in addition to his wife include two daughters, Nancy K. Darigol (Gary)
of Selah, WA and Mary J. Digilio (John) of Omaha; three sisters, Laurina Schmitz
of Harlan; Bernadine Ausman (Lee) of Phoenix, AZ; and Marie Nufrio of Fountain
City, IN; a brother, Bernard (Barbara) of Defiance; 11 grandchildren; 16 great
grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at the Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church Aug. 26,
2002, with the Rev. Dan Kirby officiating. Burial with military rites by
American Legion Post No. 2 were at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Cutler-O'Neill-Mayer-Woodring Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Wingert, Viatora J. - Sept. 13, 2002
Viatora J. Wingert, 87
July 31, 1915 - Sept. 13, 2002
EARLING - Viatora Josephine Schleis was one of identical twin daughters born to
John Schleis and Gertrude Bolster July 31, 1915, in Mapleton.
She married Raymond J. Wingert at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling, Oct.
4, 1939, and to this union six children were born. Viatora was a member of St.
Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church Altar Society and Sewing Circle, the
American Legion Auxiliary, Golden Age Club and Catholic Daughters of the
Americas Court St. Katherine No. 266 of Earling. She died Sept. 13, 2002, at
Little Flower Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at age 87 years, one month
and 13 days.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Leona
Meier and Viola Chancey, and four brothers, Jerome, Raymond, Omer and Sylvester
Schlies. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Wingert, who resides at Little
Flower Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; six children, Delores Brokman of
Independence; Ronald (Jodie) of Panama; Alice Wingert of Pueblo, CO; Ralph
(Jeannine) of Earling; Judy (Charles) Turner of Chatsworth, CA and Mary (Bill)
Schwanz of Omaha, NE; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sisters.
Marie Higbie of Salida, CO and Dee Murphy of San Mateo, CA; nieces and nephews
and other relatives.
A Mass of Christian Burial was concelebrated Sept. 18, 2002, at St. Mary of the
Assumption Catholic Church in Panama, with the Rev. Jim Brokman celebrant and
the Rev. Michael G. Peters concelebrant. Burial was held in the St. Mary's
Cemetery, Panama, with James Turner, Brian Hoffmann, John Turner, Mark Brokman,
Jeff Spencer, Arnold Smith, Neil Wingert and Wayne Wingert casket bearers.
Pauley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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Viatora J. Wingert
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday morning, Sept. 18, 2002, for Viatora
J. Wingert of Earling at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Panama at 11 a.m.
Interment was made at St. Mary's Cemetery in Panama. Pauley Funeral Home in
Harlan was in charge of arrangements.
Viatora was born to John and Gertrude Schleis July 31, 1915 in Mapleton. She
died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Little Flower Haven Nursing Home in Earling at
the age of 87.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Wingert of Earling; children, Delores Brokman
of Independence, Ron (Jodie) Wingert of Panama, Alice Wingert of Pueblo, Colo.,
Ralph (Jeannine) Wingert of Earling, Judy (Charles) Turner of Chatsworth,
Calif., Mary (Bill) Schwanz of Omaha, Neb.; two sisters, Marie Higbie of
Colorado and Delores Murphy of California; 13 grandchildren and 7 great