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Adams, Elaine Lucille - death notice Dec. 23, 2004

Elaine Lucille Adams death notice Dec. 23, 2004

Elaine L. Adams


AVOCA - Elaine Lucille Adams, 64, of Avoca died Dec. 23 at Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born in Council Bluffs. She previously lived in Shelby. She was a 1958 graduate of Walnut High School. She was a homemaker and member of Assembly of God Church, Rebekah Lodge No. 140 and BYKOTA in Shelby.

Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Adams. They were married 39 years.

Survivors include her mother, Helen (Rodenburg) Manhart, of Shelby; sons, John Adams of Shelby, Thomas Adams and wife, Melinda, of New Braunfels, Texas; brothers, Melvin Larsen and wife, Suzy, of Walnut, Gene Larsen and wife, Janet, of Walnut and Dennis Larsen and wife, Judy, of Davenport.

Open visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Assembly of God Church in Harlan with Al Hazelton officiating. Burial will be in Shelby Cemetery.

Transcribed with permission from: Daily Nonpareil 12/27/2004



Albers, Helen - death notice Nov. 29, 2004

Helen Albers

Albers, 82, Medesto, Ca., died Nov. 29, 2004.

MEDESTO, Ca. -- Helen Albers, 82, originally of Omaha and now of Medesto, Ca., died Nov. 29 in Medesto.


Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church in Omaha. A wake service will be held Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. at Heafy, Heafy, Hoffman Funeral Home in Omaha.
Albers is survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister Nona (John) Kloewer of Omaha; brother Albert (Helen) Frederick of Earling; and brother-in-law Bud Weis of Harlan.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/02/2004



Bair, Gerald "Jerry" - death notice Nov. 7, 2004

Gerald Bair

Bair, 85, Atlantic, died Nov. 7, 2004.

ATLANTIC -- Gerald "Jerry" Bair, 85, Atlantic, died Sunday, Nov. 7 at the Cass County Memorial Hospital.


Private services were held Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at the Shelby Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 1:30 p.m. at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.


Bair is survived by his wife, Mildred, of Atlantic; daughter Karen (Dan) Klevos of Atlantic; son Jack Bair of Hamden, Ct.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/11/2004


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Jerry Bair 1919 - 2004

Birthplace: Shelby Co.
Resided: Atlantic, IA.
Visitation: Wed, Nov 10, 7-8 Rolands
Service: Thurs, Nov 11, 2004
Cemetery: Shelby Cemetery

Obituary:

GERALD "JERRY" BAIR

Gerald "Jerry" Bair, age 85, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2004 at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, IA.


Jerry was born March 10, 1919 to Otis and Alma (Poole) Bair near Shelby, IA and lived there until the age of seven when the family moved to St. Edward, NE. He graduated from the St. Edward High School in 1936. On November 6, 1940 he was united in marriage to Mildred Schuster in Omaha, NE. They moved to Atlantic in December of 1945 where he managed the farm department of the Sears store for 11 years. In April of 1956, he purchased the Firestone store from Pat Pederson which he operated until he retired January 1, 1984 when he sold it to Roger Anderson, a long time employee. Jerry enjoyed his business and his relationships with his customers and employees over the years.


Jerry was an avid golfer who loved the game. In his 80's, he had two hole in ones at the Atlantic Golf and Country Club where he was able to play until August of this year. Jerry also spent many fun, leisure hours after his retirement playing cards with friends and family and through their 64 years of marriage, he and Mil loved to dance. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by everyone. We will always remember his wonderful smile and his zest for life.
He is survived by his wife Mildred of Atlantic, IA; a daughter, Karen Klevos and husband Dan of Atlantic, IA; a son, Jack Bair of Hamden, CT; two grandchildren, Doug DeWitt of Phoenix, AZ and Kinsey Bair of Cheshire, CT; two great grandsons, Mike and Dustin DeWitt and several nieces and nephews.


Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; one sister Margaret Webb; one daughter-in-law, Clarice Bair and one grandson, Michael Dewitt.


A private family service will be held Thursday, November 11, 2004 at 10:30 A.M. at the Shelby cemetery followed by a memorial service at the Roland Funeral Home at 1:30 P.M. with Pastor Don Seeger officiating from the First United Presbyterian Church in Atlantic.



Benge, Harold - death notice Dec. 10, 2004

HAROLD BENGE, 89, of Manilla, died Friday, December 10th, at the Manilla Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held 2:00-p.m. Monday, December 13th, at the United Methodist Church in Defiance. Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla has the arrangements.



Brazzell, Sr. Elizabeth Ann - death notice Nov. 30, 2004

Sr. Elizabeth Ann Brazzell

Brazzell, 96, Atchison, Kan., died Nov. 30, 2004.

ATCHISON, Kan. -- Sr. Elizabeth Ann Brazzell, O.S.B., 96, Atchison Kan., died Tuesday, Nov. 30.


Services were held Thursday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the monastery chapel, Benedictine of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, with burial in the community cemetery.


Brazzell was a former Shelby County resident, having taught at St. Mary's School in Portsmouth.
She is survived by nieces, nephews and her Benedictine family.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/02/2004



Brown, LaFern Maxine (Sorey) - death notice Oct. 21, 2004

LaFern Brown

Visitation:
Friday, October 22, 2004
3:00 PM until 9:00 PM
501 Normal Street
Woodbine, IA 51579

Visitation:
Friday, October 22, 2004
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
501 Normal Street
Woodbine, IA 51579

Service:
Saturday, October 23, 2004
2:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home

Woodbine, IA 51579


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A Life Remembered
LaFern M. Brown

Born December 25, 1921 Woodbine, Iowa
Died October 21, 2004 Logan, Iowa

Services Fouts Funeral Home
Woodbine, Iowa
Saturday, October 23,2004, at 2:00 pm

Clergy
Elder Francis Harper

Recorded Selections
"Thanks Mom and Dad"
"The Wind Beneath My Wings"
"I Miss you a Little"

Pall Bearers
Bill Benson Jason Benson
Warren Kelley Travis Melby
Bill Morrison Terry Sorey

Final Resting Place
Woodbine Cemetery
Woodbine, Iowa

LaFern Maxine (Sorey) Brown was born December 25, 1921, in Woodbine, Iowa to Delmar and Goldie (Moores) Sorey. LaFern's mother died when she was 16 months old, so she was raised by her grandparents James & Ollie Sorey.


LaFern attended country school and helped her grandparents with chores and other farm work.
On February 17, 1943, LaFern married James A. Brown. The couple farmed between Pisgah and Moorhead and later moved to a farm near Woodbine. The couple then lived in Shenandoah for a short time before moving back to Woodbine. Jim died November 14, 1999. LaFern worked for Bishop cleaning service in Omaha and she also provided child care for several families in Omaha. LaFern liked to read, listen to country music and make fudge.


LaFern died October 21, 2004, at Westmont Care Center in Logan, Iowa attaining the age of 82 years, nine months, and 26 days.


LaFern was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and half-sister Vivian Van Donge. She is survived by two sons Neil Brown and his wife Janelle of Woodbine, Iowa and Dennis Brown of Omaha, Nebraska; five grandchildren; one great grandson; half-brother Darrell Sorey and his wife Lillian of Arnolds Park, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

 

local survivors include:
Shelly Schmidt, Harlan; Shannon Sorey, Defiance; & Sheila Rogers, Omaha



Carl, Lillian - death notice Nov. 16, 2004

Lillian Carl 1913 - 2004

Resided: Lincoln, NE
Visitation: Fri, Nov 19, 6:30 at Rolands
Service: Sat, Nov 20, 10:30 at Rolands
Cemetery: Atlantic Cemetery

Obituary:

Lillian Carl, a life-time resident of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at the Homestead Rehab Center in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 91. She had resided in Lincoln for the past four years. Lillian was born to Henry and Caroline Cecilia (Paasch) Jacobs on August 11, 1913 in Walnut, Iowa where she grew up and graduated from the Walnut High School in 1929. On November 19, 1935, she was married to Burton Richard Carl in Papillion, NE. They lived in Harlan, IA before moving to California for a year. They returned to Harlan and then moved to Atlantic in 1941. Burton passed away in 1995 and in May of 2000, Lillian moved to Lincoln. She was past president of the B.P.O.E. - Does. Lillian took great joy and pride in her family and was an avid card player. She worked at the Forum Clothing Store as a tailor for a number of years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.


Lillian is survived by two sons, Dick Carl and wife Jan of Plano, TX and Bob Carl and wife Donna of Madison, IN; two daughters, Caren Wagner and husband Frank of Lincoln, NE and Cherie Carl of Howell, NJ; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.


Services for Lillian will be Saturday, November 20, at 10:30 A.M. at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic with Larry Lantis officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening, November 19, from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a favorite charity.


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Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/18/2004

Lillian Carl
Carl, 91, Atlantic, died Nov. 16, 2004.

ATLANTIC -- Lillian Carl, 91, Atlantic, a former Harlan and Walnut resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Homestead Rehab Center in Lincoln, Neb.


Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic with burial in the Atlantic Cemetery.


Carl is survived by sons Dick (Jan) Carl of Plano, Texas and Bob (Donna) Carl of Madison, In.; daughters Caren (Frank) Wagner of Lincoln, Neb. and Cherie Carl of Howell, N.J.; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.



Carstens, Junior E. - death notice Nov. 4, 2004

Junior Carstens

Carstens, 82, Manilla, died Nov. 4, 2004.

MANILLA -- Junior E. Carstens, 82, Manilla, died Thursday, Nov. 4 at the Manilla Manor Nursing Home.


Services were held Monday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Manilla with burial in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Manilla.


Carstens is survived by his wife, Patricia, of Manilla; sisters-in-law Lucille Carstens of Manilla and Mary Mertens of Spokane, Wa.; nieces and nephews.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/11/2004



Christensen, Margaret M. - death notice Dec. 29, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
Margaret M. Christensen - Age 92
Who Died On - Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Visitation
Thursday, December 30, 2004
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Prayer Service
Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 7:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Services
Friday, December 31, 2004 - 10:00 A.M.
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Jacksonville Cemetery - Jacksonville, Iowa

Survivors include her children, Larry Christensen of Des Moines, IA; Jane Morrison of Council Bluffs, IA; Roger (Joann) Christensen of Harlan, IA; Nancy (Larry) Klein of Harlan, IA;  7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.



Clizbe, Esther - death notice Oct. 31, 2003

Esther Clizbe

Graveside services October 17, 2004.

CALIFORNIA -- Graveside services for Esther R. Clizbe (Larsen) will be Sunday, Oct. 17 at the Harlan Cemetery.


Clizbe, a former Harlan resident, died October 31, 2003. She was survived by two sons, a daughter, 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 10/14/2004



Coenen, Margaret (Schwery) - death notice Nov. 15, 2004

Omaha World Herald Nov. 17, 2004

COENEN - Margaret, 97 yrs., Westphalia, IA, Nov. 15, 2004. Survived by sons, David (Karen) Coenen, Council Bluffs, IA, Marvin (Carol) Coenen, Omaha, NE; daughters, Vicki (Larry) Schmitz, Gloria (Norman) Schmitz, all of Westphalia, IA, Twyla (Phillip) Grooms, Columbus, OH; daughter-in-law, Bernadine Coenen, Harlan, IA; sisters, Zita Engel, Westphalia, IA, Nona Adams, Santa Cruz, CA, Theresa Wellman, Neola, IA, Millie Leuschen, Portsmouth, IA, Cleo Nelson, Mercer Island, WA; 33 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

VISITATION Thurs. 8 am-5 pm at Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Harlan and from 6 pm-9 pm at St. Boniface Church, Westphalia, IA with WAKE at 7 pm. FUNERAL SERVICE Fri. 10:30 am, St. Boniface Church, Westphalia, IA. Interment St. Boniface Cemetery, Westphalia.

PAULEY JONES FUNERAL HOME
Harlan, IA 800-831-6805


Arrangements and Services For
Margaret Coenen - Age 97
Who Died On - Monday, November 15, 2004

Visitation
Thursday, November 18, 2004 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa
Thursday, November 18, 2004 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
St. Boniface Catholic Church - Westphalia, Iowa

Wake Service
Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 7:00 PM
St. Boniface Catholic Church - Westphalia, Iowa

A Mass of Christian Buria
Friday, November 19, 2004 at 10:30 AM
St. Boniface Catholic Church - Westphalia, Iowa

Interment
St. Boniface Cemetery - Westphalia, Iowa

Survivors include her children: David (Karen) Coenen of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Vicki (Larry) Schmitz of Westphalia, Iowa; Gloria (Norman) Schmitz of Westphalia,Iowa; Marvin (Carol) Coenen of Omaha, Nebraska; Twyla (Phillip) Grooms of Columbus, Ohio; Daughter-in-law, Bernadine Coenen of Harlan, Iowa; sisters: Zita Engel of Westphalia, Iowa; Nona Adams of Santa Cruz, California; Theresa Wellman of Neola, Iowa; Millie Leuschen of Portsmouth, Iowa and Cleo Nelson of Mercer Island, Washington.

 



Crouch, Lucille Ione (Carter) - death notice Dec. 20, 2004

Lucille Crouch

Crouch, 93, Harlan, died Dec. 20, 2004.

HARLAN -- Lucille I. Crouch, 93, Harlan, died Monday, Dec. 20 in Harlan.


Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery.


Crouch is survived by her former husband, Harold W. Crouch, of Irwin; daughters Georgene VonTersch of Lakewood, Co. and Meredith (Don) Armentrout of Harlan; grandchildren Rod VonTersch, Shari Parker, Dana Armentrout and Drew Armentrout; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/23/2004


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Lucille Ione Crouch
December 29, 1910 - December 20, 2004

Lucille Ione Crouch, the daughter of Clarence E. and Nellie G. (Clinkenbeard) Carter, was born on December 29, 1910, at the Ogden Hotel in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was raised and attended school, including one year at Abraham Lincoln High School, in Council Bluffs. She then moved to Irwin, Iowa, with her family. On January 27, 1930, Lucille married Harold William Crouch in Harlan, Iowa. The couple lived in Irwin where Harold first ran a trucking company and later a grain elevator. In 1960, Lucille returned to Council Bluffs, and then in 1980, she moved to the Westridge Apartments in Harlan. Due to poor health, she became a resident of the Elm Crest Retirement Community in May, 1986.


Lucille was a member of the Irwin United Methodist Church until 1980, when she became a member of the First Assembly of God in Harlan. She was an active church member and taught Sunday School. Lucille was known as a good housekeeper and neighbor. A wonderful caregiver, she thrived on taking good care of her family. Lucille also took pride in her appearance, right down to her shoes. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, dancing, shopping, drawing, and painting.

Lucille I. Crouch died on Monday, December 20, 2004, at the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan, Iowa, at the age of 93 years, 11 months, and 21 days.

Preceding Lucille in death were her parents; one brother, Lyle Carter; two sisters, Gladys Carter and Dorothy Richards; one son, Harold Crouch, Jr., at birth; one son-in law, John VonTersch; and one great-granddaughter, Angie Fite. Survivors include her former husband, Harold W. Crouch of Irwin, Iowa; two daughters, Georgene VonTersch of Lakewood, Colorado, and Meredith (Don) Armentrout of Harlan, Iowa; four grandchildren, Rod VonTersch, Shari Parker, Dana Armentrout, and Drew Armentrout; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, December 23, 2004, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Irwin, Iowa, with Rev. Alan W. Hazelton of the First Assembly of God in Harlan, Iowa, officiating. Casket bearers were Dana Armentrout, Drew Armentrout, Randy Parker, Shari Parker, Rod VonTersch, and Zach Parker. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Irwin, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of the arrangements.



Custer, Marjorie A. - death notice October 9, 2004

Marjorie Custer

Custer, 86, Harlan, died Oct. 9, 2004.

HARLAN -- Marjorie Custer, 86, Harlan, died Saturday, Oct. 9 at Elm Crest Retirement Community.


Services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home, Harlan, with burial in the Harlan Cemetery. Family will greet friends Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation continued Tuesday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Custer is survived by daughters Joan (Dick) Waller of Lincoln, Ne. and Lynne (Bob) Ross of Ames; daughter-in-law Pat Custer of Council Bluffs; brothers Phil (Pearl) Madson of Harlan; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 10/11/2004


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Arrangements and
Services For
Marjorie A. Custer, age 86
Who Died On - Saturday, October 9, 2004

Visitation
Tuesday, October 12, 2004 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Tuesday, October 12,2004 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Services
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 11:00 AM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Harlan Cemetery - Harlan, Iowa

Survivors include her two daughters: Joan (Dick) Waller of Lincoln, Nebraska and Lynne (Bob) Ross of Ames, Iowa; her daughter-in-law, Pat Custer of Council Bluffs, IA and her brother, Phil (Pearl) Madson of Harlan, Iowa



Domina, Clifton O. - death notice November 22, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
Clifton O. Domina - Age 78
Who Died On - Monday, November 22, 2004

Visitation
Friday, November 26, 2004 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Services
Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 10:00 AM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Military Rites
Belvidere Cemetery - Turin, Iowa at 2:00 P.M.

Survivors include his wife, Lois of Hancock, IA; sons: David (Patricia) Domina of Norfolk, NE;
Gary (Elena) Domina of Coos Bay, OR; Paul (Karen) Domina of Omaha, NE; daughter, Betty Davis of Omaha, NE; brothers & sisters: Dorothy (Kenneth) Alderson, Lois Loetz, Phyllis (James) LeBarge, all of Sioux City, IA; DeeDee (Gary) Kendall of Omaha, NE; Melvin (Nancy) Domina of Omaha, NE;and Donald (Sandi) Domina of Washta, IA



Duke, Coletta (Reding) - 10/28/2004

Arrangements and Services For
Coletta Duke - 87
Who Died On Thursday, October 28, 2004

Visitation
Friday, October 29,2004 -
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Wake Service
Friday, October 29. 2004
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Mass Of Christian Burial
Saturday,October 30, 2004 1:00 PM
St. Michael's Church

Interment
Harlan Cemetery - Harlan, Iowa

Survivors include a sister Rita Albracht of Souix City, Iowa, a brother; Germain Reding of Omaha, Nebraska.

 

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Coletta Duke

Duke, 87, Harlan, died Oct. 28, 2004.

HARLAN -- Coletta M. Duke, 87, Harlan, died Thursday, Oct. 28 at the Elm Crest Retirement Community.


Services were held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.


Duke is survived by sister Rita Albracht of Sioux City and brother Germain Reding of Omaha.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/01/2004

 

Eggerss, Paul H. - death notice Nov. 5, 2004

Paul Eggerss

Eggerss, 75, Avoca, died Nov. 5, 2004.

AVOCA -- Paul H. Eggerss, 75, Avoca, died Friday, Nov. 5 at the Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center.


Services were held Monday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Avoca with burial in the Shelby Cemetery at Shelby.


Eggerss is survived by sons Alan (Sara) Eggerss of Avoca, Bob (Molly) Eggerss of Van Meter, Jim Eggerss of Kansas City, Kan. and Brian (Teresa) Eggers of Omaha; daughter Paula (friend Scott Campbell) Boeck of Tennant; brothers Ronald (Bonnie) Eggerss of Shelby and Ralph (Joni) Eggerss of Shelby; sister Joyce (Tom) Rihner of Shelby; eight grandchildren and one step-grandson.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/08/2004



Engel, Mathilda "Tillie" Helen - death notice Oct. 5, 2004

Mathilda Engel

Engel, 87, Avoca, died Oct. 5, 2004.

AVOCA -- Mathilda "Tillie" Helen Engel, 87, Avoca, died Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center.


Services will be held Friday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home Avoca Chapel with burial in the Graceland Cemetery at Avoca.


A prayer service was held Thursday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Family greeted friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation continued Thursday at the funeral home from 9 a.m.-9 pm.


Engel is survived by her daughters Jackie (Dwayne) Larsen of Avoca and Kristi (Kent) Beebe of Minden; son Larry (Cheryl) Engel of Avoca; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 10/07/2004



Erb, Allyn C. - death notice Dec. 5, 2004

Allyn Erb

Erb, 86, Irwin, died Dec. 5, 2004.

IRWIN -- Allyn C. Erb, 86, Irwin, died Sunday, Dec. 5 at his home.


Services were held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Irwin with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery near Irwin.


Erb is survived by his wife, Leona, of Irwin; children Dennis (Judy) Erb of Irwin, Sharon (Dick) Monson of Harlan, Diana (Bill) Barton of Omaha and Roger (Carol) Erb of Harlan; daughter-in-law Myrna Erb Gundel of Fontanelle; son-in-law Dan Huff of California; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; stepchildren Linda (Dennis) Wildner of Omaha and Tom (Cheryl) Ferry of Harlan; sisters-in-law Vernie Wetzel of Manning and Ilo (Wayne) Miller of Ankeny; brothers-in-law Albert (Jeanette) Wetzel of Bayard and Ivan (Marlys) Wetzel of Badger; nieces and nephews.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/09/2004



Fascher, Sadie G. - death notice Nov. 14, 2004

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/22/2004

Sadie Fascher

Fascher, 93, Wilmington, NC, died Nov. 14, 2004.

WILMINGTON, NC -- Sadie G. Fascher, 93, Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center.


Services were held Sunday, Nov. 21 at Lakeshore Commons Retirement Home.


Fascher was a former Harlan resident. She is survived by her son, Ron (Pat); daughter Sandy; grandson David (Lori) and great-grandson, Colson; and grandson, Marc, all of Wilmington.



Finken, Charles M. - death notice Oct. 4, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
Charles M. Finken - Age 83
Who Died On - Monday, October 4, 2004

Visitation
Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - Noon
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Earling, Iowa

Wake Service
Wednesday, October 6, 2004 - 7:00 P.M.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Earling, Iowa

A Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 11:00 A.M.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Earling, Iowa

Interment
St. Joseph's Cemetery - Earling, Iowa

Survivors include his children, Steve (Sharon) Finken of Harlan, IA; Alan (Donnelle) Finken of Littleton, CO; Rich Finken of Earling, IA; Dave Finken of Papillion, NE; Jean (Alex) Pruitt of Spencer, IA; Mark Finken of Earling, IA; Joan (Jim) Henscheid of Harlan, IA;Paul (Jackie) Finken of Clarksville, TN; Peter (Kara) Finken of Simsbury, CT; brothers, Jack Finken and Robert (Mary Helen) Finken of Earling, IA.

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Charles Finken

Finken, 83, Earling, died Oct. 4, 2004.

EARLING -- Charles M. Finken, 83, Earling, died Monday, Oct. 4 at Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan.


Services were held Thursday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling with burial in the St. Joseph's Cemetery at Earling.


Finken is survived by sons Steve (Sharon) Finken of Harlan, Alan (Donnelle) Finken of Littleton, Co., Rich Finken of Earling, Dave Finken of Papillion, Neb., Mark Finken of Earling, Paul (Jackie) Finken of Clarksville, Tn. and Peter (Kara) Finken of Simsbury, Ct.; daughters Jean (Alex) Pruitt of Spencer and Joan (Jim) Henscheid of Harlan; brothers Jack Finken and Robert (Mary Helen) Finken, both of Earling; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 10/07/2004



Fix, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" (Sonntag) - death notice Dec. 14, 2004

Betty Fix

Fix, 36, Grimes, died Dec. 14, 2004.

GRIMES -- Betty A. Fix, 36, Grimes, died Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
Family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines where a vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger with burial in the Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes.


Fix is survived by her husband, Peter D. "Pete" Fix of Grimes; son Owen B. Fix at home; father and mother, Gerald and Theresa Sonntag of Atlantic; grandmother Florence Ohlinger of Harlan; sisters Judy Saver of Rocklin, Ca. and Patty Wilson of Des Moines; and six brothers -- Jerry Sonntag of Manson, Joe Sonntag of Corona, Ca., Jim Sonntag of Indianapolis, In., Dan Sonntag of Des Moines, Duane Sonntag of Florisant, Mo. and Rob Sonntag of Altoona.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/16/2004


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Elizabeth A. Fix

Elizabeth "Betty" A. Fix, 36, of Grimes, passed from this life on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, from cancer at Mercy Hospice, in Johnston.

Elizabeth Ann was born the daughter of Gerald and Theresa M. Ohlinger Sonntag on March 7, 1968, in Atlantic. In 1986, Betty moved to Des Moines, where she later married Peter D. Fix on Sept. 19, 1998, at St. Mary's of Nazareth Catholic Church. They made their home in Des Moines for 13 years, before moving to Grimes five years ago. Betty was employed with Wells Fargo Financial as a client service manager.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Peter D. "Pete" Fix of Grimes; son, Owen B. Fix at home; her father and mother, Gerald and Theresa Sonntag of Atlantic; two sisters, Judy Saver of Rocklin, Calif., and Patty Wilson of Des Moines; six brothers, Jerry Sonntag of Manson, Joe Sonntag of Corona, Calif., Jim Sonntag of Indianapolis, Ind., Dan Sonntag of Des Moines, Duane Sonntag of Florisant, Mo., and Rob Sonntag of Altoona; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines, where a Vigil Service will begin at 7 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger. Burial will take place at Sunny Hill Cemetery, in Grimes.

In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to their son's education fund for Owen B. Fix. They may be sent to Westover Funeral Home; c/o The Betty Fix Family; 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50322-5097.


 

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Fredrechsen, Kenneth Lewis - death notice

Kenneth Fredrechsen

Fredrechsen, 85, Atlantic, died Dec. 11, 2004.

ATLANTIC -- Kenneth L. Fredrechsen, 85, Atlantic, died Saturday, Dec. 11 at Cass County Memorial Hospital.


Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 1:30 p.m. at Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut with burial in the Layton Township Cemetery at Walnut.


A masonic service was held Monday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home Walnut Chapel. Visitation continued Monday from noon-9 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home, Walnut chapel.


Fredrechsen is survived by daughter Nancy (Jim) Pellett of Atlantic; grandchildren Bradley (Kristy) Pellett of Atlantic, Marci (Andrew) Loder of Bellingham, Wa., Beth (Brian) Levine of Laurel, Md. and Mike (Stacey) Pellett of Geneseo, Ill.; sister Marion Bayle of Amarillo, Texas; and five great-grandchildren.

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Arrangements and Services For
Kenneth Lewis Fredrechsen, Age -85


Monday, December 13, 2004
12:00 Noon to 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Walnut, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Monday, December 13, 2004
6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Walnut, Iowa

Masonic Service
Monday, December 13, 2004 - 6:30 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Walnut, Iowa

Funeral Service
Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 1:30 P.M.
Peace United Church of Christ - Walnut, Iowa

Military Rites
Layton Township Cemetery - Walnut, Iowa

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Jim) Pellett, of Atlantic; his grandchildren: Bradley (Kristy) Pellett, of Atlantic; Marci (Andrew) Loder, of Bellingham, Washington; Beth (Brian) Levine, of Laurel, Maryland; and Michael (Stacey) Pellett of Geneseo, IL; his great grandchildren: Connor and Caroline Pellett; Madeline and Sebastian Kenneth Loder; and Carter Pellett; his sister, Marion Bayle of Amarillo, Texas; nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends



Freese, Dr. Leo "Doc" Jacob - death notice Dec. 12, 2004

Dr. Leo Freese

Freese, 78, Corydon, died Dec. 12, 2004.

CORYDON -- Dr. Leo "Doc" Jacob Freese, 78, Corydon, died December 12 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines.


Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Corydon with burial in the Corydon Cemetery.


Freese is survived by his wife, Dorothy; brothers Earl (Marion) Freese of Glascow, Mo. and Delbert (Betty) Freese of St. Charles, Mo.; sisters Redall (Gil) Hall of St. Louis, Mo., Dorothy Dwyer of Florissant, Mo. and Jeanie (Neal) Libhart of St. Louis; children Randy of Iowa City, Karen (Tim) Sullivan of Harlan, Danita (Larry) Rensink of Corydon, Karla of Centerville and Mike (Penny) Freese of Cummings; three grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/16/2004



Gaul, Anthony Vitus "Tony" - death notice Dec. 17, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
Anthony "Tony" Gaul - Age 84
Who Died On - Friday, December 17, 2004

Visitation
Monday, December 20, 2004 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa
Monday, December 20, 2004 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Earling, Iowa

Rosary
Monday, December 20, 2004 at 7:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Earling, Iowa

A Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, December 21, 2004 at 11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Earling, Iowa

Interment
St. Joseph's Cemetery - Earling, Iowa

survivors include his sisters: Pauline (Mrs. Phil) McAndrews of Ute, Iowa; Genevive (Mrs. Vernon) Scheuring of Defiance, Iowa; and Agnes (Mrs. Gene) Retz of Bellevue, Nebraska;
sisters-in-law: Sylvia Gaul of Earling, Iowa and Betty Gaul of Harlan, Iowa; forty-three nieces and nephews.

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Anthony Gaul

Gaul, 84, Earling, died Dec. 17, 2004.

EARLING -- Anthony "Tony" V. Gaul, 84, Earling, died Friday, Dec. 17 at his home.


Services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling with burial in the St. Joseph's Cemetery.


A rosary was held Monday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the church. Visitation continued Monday from 6-9 p.m. at the church.


Gaul is survived by sisters Pauline (Phil) McAndrews of Ute, Genevive (Vernon) Scheuring of Defiance and Agnes (Gene) Retz of Bellevue, Neb.; and 43 nieces and nephews.

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Preceeded in death by parents, William & Catherine (Schechinger) Gaul;

siblings: Lipharda Elizabeth (Mrs. Jack) Zimmerman 17 June 1991;

Lawrence George Gaul 10 July 1995; Joseph Nicholas Gaul 16 Oct 1920;

Aloys Peter Gaul 13 Dec 1984; Odelia Marie (Mrs. Laverne) Foxhoven 19 Oct 1996;

Marie Adelaide Anderson 13 Dec 1991; Susanna Magdeline Gaul 12 Feb 1020;

and Ivo Lawrence Gaul 3 May 2000.



Govig, Mary Lou Walker - death notice Oct. 29, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
Mary Lou Walker Govig - Age 68
Who Died On - Friday, October 29, 2004

Visitation
Tuesday, November 2, 2004 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 from
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home Avoca Chapel, Avoca, Iowa

Funeral Service
Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 2:30 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home Avoca Chapel, Avoca, Iowa

Interment
Graceland Cemetery - Avoca, Iowa

Survivors include her children: David Walker of San Antonio, TX; Deb (Cliff) Young of Avoca, IA; Doug Walker; brothers and sisters: Richard (Linda) Keasey of Atlantic, IA; Daryle Keasey of Kansas City, KS; Ardith (Marvin) Lauridsen of Exira, IA; Nancy (Roger) Fusselman of Johnston, IA; Sandra (Francis) Free of Perry, IA; Special Friends: Martha Lynn Petersen and Jack Petersen, both of Avoca, IA.

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Mary Lou Walker Govig

Govig, 68, Avoca, died Oct. 29, 2004.

AVOCA -- Mary Lou Walker Govig, 68, Avoca, died Friday, Oct. 29 at the Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center.


Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home Avoca Chapel with burial in the Graceland Cemetery at Avoca.


Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 6-9 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the funeral home.


Govig is survived by sons David Walker of San Antonio, Texas and Doug Walker; daughter Deb (Cliff) Young of Avoca; brothers Richard (Linda) Keasey of Atlantic and Daryle Keasey of Kansas City, Kan.; sisters Ardith (Marvin) Lauridsen of Exira, Nancy (Roger) Fusselman of Johnston and Sandra (Francis) Free of Perry; special friends Martha Lynn Petersen and Jack Petersen of Avoca; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/01/2004



Hansen, George Woodrow - death notice Dec. 26, 2004

George W. Hansen

AVOCA - George Woodrow Hansen, 92, of Avoca, formerly of Shelby, died Dec. 26 at Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center.

He was born in Harlan. He was a retired farmer and farmed near Harlan and Walnut. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Walnut.

Mr. Hansen was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Louise Sorensen Hansen, on June 28, 2000. They were married 63 years.

Survivors include son, Charles Hansen, and wife, Nancy, of Rochester, Minn.; daughter, Marlene LeMaster and husband, Leonard, of Council Bluffs; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Hutchins of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Harlan Cemetery in Harlan.

Transcribed with permission from: Daily Nonpareil 12/27/2004



Hanson, Phyllis Jean (MacDougall) - death notice Dec. 15, 2004

Phyllis Hanson

Hanson, 75, Kirkman, died Dec. 15, 2004.

KIRKMAN -- Phyllis J. Hanson, 75, Kirkman, died Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital.


Services are pending at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.


Survivors include her husband, Homer, of Kirkman.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/16/2004


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Arrangements and Services For
Phyllis Jean Hanson - 75
Who Died On Wednesday, December 16, 2004

Visitation
Friday, December 17, 2004
8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, IA

Family Will Greet Friends
Friday, December 17, 2004 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home- Harlan, IA

Prayer Service
Friday, December 17, 2004 - 7:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 2:00 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church

Interment
Harlan Cemetery - Harlan, IA

Survivors include her husband Homer Hanson of Kirkman, IA; Daughter Holly (Lloyd) Vandemark of Harlan, IA Sons: John (Gwen) Hanson of Kirkman,IA; Jay Hanson of Omaha, NE; Granddaughters: Megan and Allison Hanson of Kirkman, IA; Brother Robert (Lana) MacDougall of Bend, OR



 

 

Hartvigsen, Dan - death notice 11/30/2004

Dan Hartvigsen

Hartvigsen, Kimballton, died recently.

KIMBALLTON -- Funeral services for Dan Hartvigsen will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton, with interment at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Kimballton.


Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Ohde Funeral Home in Kimballton.


Hartvigsen is survived by his wife, Carol, of Kimballton; parents George and Sharon Hartvigsen of Kimballton; sister Karla Roecker of Harlan; and brothers Tim Hartvigsen of Harlan and Kevin Hartvigsen of Kimballton.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/29/2004



Hoover, Laura G. - death notice Oct. 25, 2004

Laura Hoover

Hoover, 91, died Oct. 25, 2004.

ANITA -- Word has been received of the death of Laura G. Hoover, 91, who died Monday, Oct. 25 at the Colonial Manor in Anita.


Services were held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic with burial in the Walnut Cemetery.


Hoover was a former Harlan resident. She is survived by her son, Gary (Lorna) Golson of New London; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; sister Adah Johnson and sister-in-law Harriet Alff, both of Anita.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/01/2004



Ickes, Olive E. - death notice Dec. 7, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
Olive E. Ickes, Age 87
Who Died On - Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Visitation
Thursday, December 9, 2004
4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Services
Friday, December 10, 2004
10:00 A.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Shelby Cemetery - Shelby, Iowa

Survivors include her daughter, Betty (Robert) Sorensen of Chaparral, NM; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; her sister and brother, Norma Hughes of Omaha, NE; Robert (Janie) Olsen of Conyers, GA.

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Olive Ickes

Ickes, 87, Audubon, died Dec. 7 2004.

AUDUBON -- Olive E. Ickes, 87, Audubon, died Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Friendship Home in Audubon.


Services will be held Friday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home with burial in the Shelby Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 9 from 4-9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Ickes is survived by her daughter, Betty (Robert) Sorensen of Chaparral, N.M.; sister Norma Hughes of Omaha; brother Robert (Janie) Olsen of Conyers, Ga.; grandchildren Kenneth Sorensen, Brenda (Allen) Nabors, Jodi (Steve) Wroblewski; and great-grandchildren Jamie Nabors, Chelsea Nabors, Ryan Wroblewski and Alex Wroblewski.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/09/2004



Imsiek, Roy J. - death notice Nov. 18, 2004

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/22/2004
Roy Imsiek

Imsiek, 98, Atlantic, died Nov. 18, 2004.

ATLANTIC -- Roy J. Imsiek, 98, Atlantic, died Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.


Services were held Monday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Atlantic with burial in the Atlantic Catholic Cemetery.


Imsiek is survived by his wife, Dollie; daughters Marilyn (Ray) Stein of Lewis, Carol Gary of Red Oak and Ronda (Isaac) Harry of Atlantic; 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and four sisters-in-law.



Jorgensen, J. Dean - death notice Nov. 11, 2004

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/18/2004

J. Dean Jorgensen

Jorgensen, 88, Fairfield Bay, Ark., died Nov. 11, 2004.

FAIRFIELD BAY, Ark. -- J. Dean Jorgensen, former manager of Nishnabotna Valley REC, passed away November 11 at Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, at the age of 88. Jorgensen served as general manager of the Cooperative from 1948 until his retirement in 1978.


Prior to becoming manager at Nishnabotna Valley REC, Jorgensen was office manager for the REC in Clarion, Iowa. He served his country in the Navy from 1943 to 1946, spending one year in the South Pacific. After his discharge from the Navy he returned to Clarion. He became the manager at Nishnabotna Valley REC in April of 1948. He also was manager of Farmers Mutual Telephone Company for a short time.


Jorgensen was active in several civic organizations in the Fairfield Bay area, where he lived following his retirement from the REC. He is survived by his wife, June; a son, Roger of Omaha; and a daughter, Lois, of Fairfield Bay; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.



Keating, Vivian - death notice Oct. 29, 2004

Services for 91-year-old Vivian Keating of New Port Richey, Florida, formerly of Harlan, will be held Friday, October 29th, in Dunedin, Florida. Vivian Keating died October 11th in New Port Richey. Local survivors include a sister, Jeannette Havick (Dallas) of Harlan, and a sister-in-law, Inez Sorensen, of Harlan.



Kendrick, Jessie Irene - death notice Oct. 24, 2004

Services for 95-year-old Jessie Irene Kendrick of Shelby will be held at 7:30 pm Tuesday, October 26th, at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home, the Avoca Chapel with burial at the Woodside Cemetery in Middletown, Ohio. Jessie Kendrick died Sunday, October 24th at the Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center. Friends may call Tuesday, October 26th from 66:00 to 8:30 pm at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca.


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Arrangements and Services For
Jessie I. Kendrick - Age 95
Who Died On - Sunday, October 24, 2004

Visitation
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home Avoca Chapel - Avoca, Iowa

Memorial Service
Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 7:30 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home Avoca Chapel - Avoca, Iowa

Interment
Woodside Cemetery - Middletown, OH

Survivors include her children, Jenny (Ralph) Gelder of The Villages, FL;Talton "Todd" Kendrick of Worchester, VT, and sister, Beatrice Diggle of Avoca, IA.

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Jessie I. Kendrick

AVOCA - Jessie Irene Kendrick, 95, of Shelby died Oct. 24 at Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born in Atlantic. She lived in Shelby since 1973. She previously lived in Avoca, Milwaukee, Middletown, Ohio, and Shelby. She graduated from Avoca high school in 1925. She was an advertising executive for retail department stores.

Mrs. Kendrick was preceded in death by her husband, Britton C. Kendrick, in 1973. They were married 40 years.

Survivors include daughter, Jenny Gelder and husband, Ralph, of The Villiages, Fla.; son, Talton "Todd" Kendrick of Worcester, Vt.; sister, Beatrice Diggle of Avoca; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca with Pastor Duane Anunson officiating. Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery in Ohio.

Transcribed with permission from: Daily Nonpareil 10/25/2004



King, Grace Louella Cadwell Wolff - death notice Nov. 11, 2004

from The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home website

Grace Louella King
March 9, 1918 - November 11, 2004

Grace Louella King was born on March 9, 1918, in Manilla, Crawford County, Iowa, to Alvin W. and Tillie G. (Wigg) Cadwell. Grace was educated and graduated from the Manilla School in 1936. She worked at different occupations until 1941, when she married Patrick Wolff. Two children were born to this union, Grace Marie (October 31, 1942 - October 19, 1956) and Lawrence Alvin (August 8, 1950 - August, 1950). From then on, she was employed in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


On November 14, 1981, Grace married Stephen Austin King. They resided in Council Bluffs until 1986, when they moved to Tennant, Iowa. In 1990, they moved to Defiance, Iowa. Stephen died in June, 1991.

Grace L. King died on Thursday, November 11, 2004, at Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan, Iowa, at the age of 86 years, 8 months, and 2 days.

Grace is survived by one sister and her husband, Alma and Chris Yager of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Edith Cadwell of Des Moines, Iowa; one step-daughter, Mary Alice Boudreau of Missouri Valley, Iowa; four step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. Besides her husband Stephen, Grace is preceded in death by two half-sisters and their husbands, Frank E. and Maud E. Ward, and Leslie and Maurine Willson; one half-brother and his wife, Willis S. and Anna Cadwell; two sisters, Mabel and her husband, Guy Miller, and Erma, in infancy; five brothers, Lloyd and his wife, Margaret Cadwell, Vernon A. Cadwell, and Judson, Roy, and Ray Cadwell, all in infancy; and one stepson, C.J. (Jimmy) King.

A private graveside service was held on Saturday, November 13, 2004, at the Union Township Cemetery in Defiance, Iowa, with Seth C. Johannsen officiating. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of the arrangements.



Kriz, George R. - Oct. 14, 2004

George R. Kriz death notice Oct. 14, 2004

HARLAN - George R. Kriz, 81, of Harlan, and formerly of Persia, died Oct. 14 at Myrtue Hospital in Harlan.

Mr. Kriz was born on Aug. 5, 1923 in Center, Neb., to Anton and Josephine (Soumar) Kriz.


He graduated from Center High School in 1942 and then served in the U.S. Army during World War II.


After his military service, he farmed and later worked in maintenance for the Iowa Department of Transportation for 13 years, retiring in 1986.


He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Persia and served on the church's council. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 314 in Persia and the 40/8 Club. He was a volunteer for the Persia Fire and Rescue Department and as a conservation agent for Schley Park in Persia.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Kriz-Steenson and his son, Roger.


Survivors include his grandson, Matthew Kriz of Athol, Idaho; his sister, Ruth Cernousek of Verdigree, Neb.; and nieces and nephews.


Visitation is Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home.


Funeral services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Persia with the Rev. Duane Anunson officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Persia followed by a luncheon at the PIC Hall in Persia.


Memorials may be offered to the church or the Persia Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department.

Daily Nonpareil
Council Bluffs IA
Oct 16, 2004



Langenfeld, Linus - died Dec. 6, 2004

Langenfeld, 84, Dow City, died recently.

DOW CITY -- Linus Langenfeld, 84, Dow City, died recently at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison.


Services were held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Dow City with burial at the St. Boniface Cemetery in Westphalia.


Langenfeld is survived by his wife, Josephine, of Dow City; sons Jim (Dee) of Dow City and Gene (Lanatte) of Columbus, Ne.; daughters Barbara (Norm) Fletcher of San Diego, Ca., Debbie (Jim) Rochford of Peoria, Ill., Joan (Dan) Houston of West Des Moines and Lisa (John) Grober of Peoria; 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; brothers Ray Langenfeld of Ute and Greg (Theresa) Langenfeld of Dunlap; sisters Cleta (Carl) Pitts of Oskaloosa, Helen (Ben) Siemer of Dow City and Odelia Ann (Norman) Coenen of Woodward.

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from Denison (IA) Review Dec. 17, 2004

LINUS H. LANGENFELD
Linus H. Langenfeld, son of George and Anna Schmitz Langenfeld, was born in Westphalia, Iowa on June 14, 1920. He died Monday, December 6, 2004 at the Eventide Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa at the age of eighty-four.


Linus received his education at St. Boniface Catholic High School in Westphalia, where he loved to play basketball and baseball with his buddies. They continued playing sports together in the community for many years.


In April of 1942, during WW II, Linus entered the United States Army. He served his first six months in basic training at Little Rock, Arkansas, and was then transferred to Springfield,
Missouri for Technician School. His last three years of service were spent at Staten Island, New York, where he worked with the Army Engineers operating heavy equipment. In 1944. Linus married his high school sweetheart, Josephine Domino who joined him at Staten Island until he was honorably discharged as a Tech Sergeant in 1946. Together they returned to Shelby County, Iowa and farmed northwest of Westphalia for seven years.


In 1957, they purchased a farm three and one-half miles southwest of Buck Grove, where they farmed for twenty seven years. In 1984 Linus and Joie retired to their home in Dow City.
During his years in Crawford County, Linus was on the Zoning Committee, a member of the Earling Knights of Columbus Council 1741, abd was a Washington Township Trustee. While his children were in school he served on the Dow City School Board for nine years. Linus and Josephine were also members of the Catholic Church in Buck Grove and later in Dow City.
After suffering a stroke at the age of sixty-eight, Linus was lovingly cared for by his wife, Joie, in their home for the last sixteen years.

 

Linus was proceeded in death by his parents, two infant children, three sisters and one brother. Survivors include his wife, Josephine of Dow City; their remaining six children who will miss their Dad greatly as they continue their lives and their effort to make him proud. The children include Jim Langenfeld and his wife, Dee of Dow City; Barbara Fletcher and her husband, Norm of San Diego, California; Deb Rochford and her husband, Jim of Peoria, Illinois; Gene Langenfeld and his wife, Lanette of Columbus, Nebraska; Joan Houston and her husband, Dan of West Des Moines; and Lisa Grober and her husband, John of Peoria, Illinois; nineteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren will always have wonderful memories of their grandpa. Other survivors include two brothers, Ray Langenfeld of Ute; Greg Langenfeld and his wife, Theresa of Dunlap; three sisters, Cleta Pitts and her husband, Carl of Oskaboosa: Helen Siemer and her husband, Ben of Dow City; Odelia Ann Coenen and her husband, Norman of Woodward; many other relatives and friends.


Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday. December 9, 2004 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Dow City, Iowa. Fr. Richard Ball served as Celebrant of the Mass with
interment at the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Westphalia, Iowa. Judy Thams provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Eve Vonne. Music selections were: "You Are Mine", "I
Call You to My Father's House", "Be Not Afraid", "On Eagle's Wings" and "How Great Thou Art". Mass servers were: Elisabeth Grober and Ben Grober; Lectors were: Luke Langenfeld and Jim Rochford; and Gift Bearers were: Kate Rochford, Sarah Rochford and Tyler Grober. Honorary pallbearers were: Matthew Fletcher, Jeff Fletcher, Michael Fletcher. Ben Grober. Tyler Grober and Jeffrey Grober. Pallbearers were: Chad Langenfeld, Luke Langenfeld, Jared Kroll,
Josh Langenfeld, Daniel Houston, Christopher Houston and Nicholas Rochford. Military Honors were provided by the Dow City American Legion Post 444. A Scriptural Prayer Service was held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 8, 2004 at the St. Mary Catholic Church. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the Dow City Community Building, served by the St. Mary's Altar Society. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.



Larsen, Joyce (Bruck) - death notice Dec. 29, 2004

 Arrangements and Services For
Joyce Larsen - Age 55
Who Died On - Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Visitation
Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Family will greet friends
Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Mary's Our Lady Of Fatima -Portsmouth, Iowa

Rosary
Thursday, December 30, 2004 - 7:00 PM
St. Mary's Our Lady Of Fatima -Portsmouth, Iowa

A Mass Of Christian Burial
Friday, December 31, 2004 - 1:00 Pm
St. Mary's Our Lady Of Fatima - Portsmouth, Iowa

Interment
St. Mary's Cemetery- Portsmouth, Iowa

Survivors include Joyce's Father Nick Bruck of Portsmouth; her husband Jim of Newton, IA; Children Cory (Jennifer) Larsen of Newton, IA; Lisa (Jeff) Martin of Newton, IA; Brook (Jennifer) Larsen of Davenport, IA; Brothers & Sisters: Nick (Linda) Bruck of Bettendorf, IA; Ron Bruck of Lincoln, NE; Rick (Laurie) Bruck of Gretna, NE; Joan (Steve) Ingram of Gretna, NE; Jolene (Todd) Roecker of Atlantic, IA; Janet (Rick) Guse of Omaha, NE; Randy (Julie) Bruck of Portsmouth, IA; Mother and Father -In -Law Agnes and Darrel Larsen of Harlan, IA. Seven grandchildren.



Lawlor, Maxine E. - death notice Dec. 14, 2004

Maxine Lawlor

Lawlor, 70, Granite Falls, N.C., died Dec. 14, 2004.

GRANITE FALLS, N.C. -- Maxine E. Lawlor, 70, Granite Falls, N.C., died Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Caldwell County Hospice.


Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Hrabak Funeral Home in Belle Plain, Ia. with burial in the Rosehill Cemetery in Kirkman.


Lawlor is a former Shelby County resident. She is survived by her husband, John; daughter Ann (Andrew) Soldati of Lenoir, N.C.; and two grandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/16/2004



Lillibridge, Freda A. (Coleman) - death notice Nov. 2, 2004

Freda A. Lillibridge

SHELBY - Freda A. Lillibridge, 63, of Shelby died Nov. 2 at a Rocker, Mont., truck stop from an apparent heart attack.

She was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Oak Hill, Ohio, to Charles and Maxine (Conley) Coleman. She previously lived in Council Bluffs and Bellevue, Neb., moving to Shelby three months ago. She was a truck driver for Dawes Transport Co. in Milwaukee since 1989. She was a member of New Life Fellowship Church in Council Bluffs.

Mrs. Lillibridge was preceded in death by her husband, Alan Lillibridge, in 2003. She was also preceded by daughter, Lori Sue Lillibridge, in 2004.

Survivors include two daughters, Jodie Wilson and husband, Paul, and Rita Cota and husband, Tom, all of Council Bluffs; son, Alan Lillibridge, and wife, Dawn, of Council Bluffs; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; sister, Sue Viall and husband, Roy, of Gulfport, Miss.; brother, Chuck Coleman, and wife, Ruby, of Hillsboro, Texas.

Memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home with the Rev. David Leggett of New Life Fellowship Church officiating. The body has been cremated; there will be no viewing.

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Linden, Dorothy J. - death notice Nov. 30, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
Dorothy J. Linden Age 70
Who Died On - Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Visitation
Thursday, December 2, 2004 - 4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Friday, December 3, 2004 - 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Saturday, December 4, 2004 - 10:30 A.M.
Calvary Baptist Church - Walnut, Iowa

Interment
Cuppy's Grove Cemetery - Rural Harlan, Iowa

Survivors include her husband, Dewey of Elk Horn, IA; her children, Gale (Alice) Linden of Kimballton, IA; Byron (Janet) Linden of Moville, IA; Jody (Dave) Jones of Edgerton, KS; Janet (Phil) Graves of White Sands Missile Range, NM and her sister, Carolyn Thomson of Lawrence, KS.

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Dorothy Linden

Linden, 70, Elk Horn, died Nov. 30, 2004.

ELK HORN -- Dorothy J. Linden, 70, Elk Horn, died Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital.


Services will be Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Walnut with burial in the Cuppy's Grove Cemetery in rural Harlan.


Linden is survived by her husband, Dewey, of Elk Horn; sons Gale (Alice) Linden of Kimballton and Byron (Janet) Linden of Moville; daughters Jody (Dave) Jones of Edgerton, Kan. and Janet (Phil) Graves of White Sands Missle Range, NM; sister Carolyn Thomson of Lawrence, Kan.; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Luebbert, Barbara E. - death notice Dec. 6, 2004

Barbara Luebbert

Luebbert, 73, Omaha, died Dec. 6, 2004.

OMAHA -- Barbara E. Luebbert, 73, Omaha, died Dec. 6.


Services were held Saturday, Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church with burial in the Resurrection Cemetery.


Luebbert was born in Portsmouth. She is survived by her husband, Francis J. "Frank" Luebbert; sons David (Jean) of Bellevue, Wa., Steven (Patricia) of Colorado Springs, Michael (Samantha) of Omaha, James (Kristin) of Philadelphia, Robert (Rose) of Omaha, Daniel (Karla) of St. Louis, Mo. and Christopher of Omaha; 16 grandchildren; brothers Charles (Jo) Sonderman of Akron, Ohio, John Sonderman of Omaha and Julius (Carolyn) Sonderman of Omaha; sister Rosemary (Art) Bowditch of Eugene, Ore.; nieces and nephews.

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Maassen, Robert W. "Bob" - death notice Dec. 21, 2004

Robert W. Maassen

AVOCA - Robert W. "Bob" Maassen, 84, of Avoca died at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha Dec. 21. Services are pending at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca.

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Robert Maassen

Maassen, 84, Avoca, died Dec. 21, 2004.

AVOCA -- Robert W. Maassen, 84, Avoca, died Tuesday, Dec. 21 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center.


Services were held Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Avoca with burial in the Graceland Cemetery at Avoca.


Maassen is survived by his wife, Margaret, of Avoca; daughters Sharlene (Tim) McGlynn of Richard Center, Wi. and Kristie Kite of Atlantic; sister Esther (Harris) Heft of Avoca; brother Frank Maassen of Oakland; grandchildren Chad (Shelly) McGlyn of Richland Center, Ryan (Rachel) McGlynn of Eau Claire, Wi., Alex Kite of Ames and Anna Kite of Atlantic; and three great-grandchildren -- Katie, Natan and Alisha McGlynn.

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McKee, Howard - death notice Dec. 22, 2004

Howard McKee

DENISON - The funeral for Howard McKee, 89, of Shelby will be held at 2 p.m. today at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.

Mr. McKee died Wednesday at Mercy Medical Center in Council Bluffs.

Survivors include one daughter, Janice Wingert, and her husband, Neil, of Shelby; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one brother, Wilbur "Bill" McKee and his wife, Veta, of Sandwich, Ill.; one sister-in-law, Margie McKee of Council Bluffs.

Burial will be at Dow City Cemetery in Dow City. Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Transcribed with permission from: Daily Nonpareil 12/27/2004



Miller, Katheryn G.  "Kate" - death notice Oct. 21, 2004

Katheryn Miller

Miller, 76, La Mesa, Ca., died Oct. 21, 2004.

LA MESA, Ca. -- Katheryn G. "Kate" Miller, 76, La Mesa, Ca., died Thursday, Oct. 21.
Services for Miller, a former Harlan resident, were held Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Erickson-Anderson Chapel in La Mesa.


She is survived by her son, Craig, of Westminster, Ca.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 10/28/2004



Monahan, Phillip J. - death notice Oct. 19, 2004

Phillip J. Monahan

Phillip J. Monahan, 70, of Las Vegas died Oct. 19.

He is the brother of Father Paul Monahan, former teacher and principal at St. Albert High School and pastor at Holy Family in Council Bluffs.

A funeral service and burial will be held at St. Mary's parish in Portsmouth at a later date. Memorials may be sent to St. Albert High School.

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from Omaha World Herald 11-14-2004

MONAHAN - Phillip J. (Flip), died 10/15/04 in Las Vegas, NV. Born in Portsmouth, IA, 10/14/34, Flip is survived by his wife, Rita, his daughters Kelly Monahan-Hardin of Omaha, NE, Kim Pinel and her husband Richard, of San Diego, CA; granddaughters, Michaela Loughran, Jessica and Jenna Pinel; grandsons, Dominick Sabatini and Joseph Hardin; brother, Fr. Paul Monahan of Council Bluffs, IA. Proceeded in death by his parents, Cecil and Emma Monahan; daughter, Michelle Sabatini; son, Michael Monahan.

A MASS and Burial will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2004, at St. Mary's Church in Portsmouth, IA, at 11:00 a.m. Luncheon to follow burial in the hall.

 

Mores, Leo - death notice Oct. 6, 2004

Longtime Newspaper Publisher Leo Mores died Wednesday

Two weeks to the day of his wife Irene's passing, longtime Harlan newspaper publisher, Leo Mores, 90, died at Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan on Wed., Oct. 6.

He was only the fifth editor/publisher of the Harlan Tribune, which began operations in 1879.
Services are Friday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 4 pm - 6:30 pm; family will greet friends from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm with a wake service at 7 pm.


Mores was born on October 12, 1913, in the Iowa coal mining town of Seymour in Wayne County.


His father, Peter, was an Italian immigrant coal miner from Arise, Italy, who died when Leo was eight years old. He and his younger sister, Julia, were then raised by their mother (Marie Cambruzzi Mores, Fonzaso, Italy) and their many uncles and aunts.

Newspaper career
Mores's newspaper career started as a carrier for the Des Moines Register in the eighth grade, and he later started work as a printer's devil at the Seymour Herald. He worked there through high school, often getting to class late after having been up all night on press night hand-feeding the newspaper press. He briefly worked in the coal industry and learned that to succeed, he would need a college education.


He started at Iowa State in 1933 with $300 in his pocket and five years later graduated with honors. He earned money as the night foreman of the Iowa State student newspaper and Collegiate Press. He also served four years as the student newspaper's business manager, and was also business manager of The Green Gander, a campus humor magazine. On weekends, he worked at Carter Press, an Ames commercial printer.


In college, he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi social fraternity, president of Sigma Delta Chi journalism honorary and a member of Cardinal Key honorary.


Mores had determined during his high school days, that he wanted to go into the weekly newspaper business. Upon ISU graduation in 1938, he became associated with Nebraska-publisher Mark Cramer and was named the advertising manager at the Rockwell City (IA) Advocate.


Six months later in 1939 he co-purchased the Harlan Tribune with Cramer. It was during that time he began dating his future wife, Harlanite Irene Frederickson.


They practiced ecumenism long before it was popular in Shelby County -- as a Baptist, she married Leo, a Catholic, on June 16,1942. Leo served in WWII stationed in Iowa and upon return from military service in 1945, Mores purchased the competing newspaper - the News-Advertiser, and the operation then became a twice weekly newspaper, each keeping its own masthead.


Ownership
Leo and Irene took complete ownership of both newspapers in 1958.


Under his guidance, the Harlan Newspapers won more than 225 state and national publishing awards and were one of the first Iowa newspapers to embrace offset printing and desktop publishing. The firm is now a central offset plant printing for 13 area newspapers and dozens of other publications. Also under Leo and his sons" guidance, the company began offering commercial printing, marketing services, office supplies, color copying, a city cable TV channel and graphic design. What used to be a 5-employee plant now has 29 employees.

Other newspaper ownership
Over the years, Mores's past part-ownership in other newspapers has included the cities of Avoca, Audubon, Glenwood, Guthrie Center, Pella and Storm Lake, where as a silent partner, he furnished financing and direction for beginning publishers.


His impact on journalism can be seen in the number of journalists he has provided training and guidance for in Harlan, who then have gone on to being successful publishers. They include: Dick Gilbert (Eagle Grove, Gov. Robert Ray's press secretary, Des Moines Register publisher, Pioneer Publications CEO, Park Communications CEO, now investment banker in Chicago), Dick Barton (Glenwood and Pella), Dick Plum (Algona and West Virginia), Charles Gonzales (Guthrie Center), Bill Sniffin (chain of newspapers in Wyoming & Hawaii), Paul Bunge (Osage), Don Schmidt (chain of South Dakota & Wyoming papers), the late Jerry Davis (Independence), Connie Johnson (Oregon publisher), Dennis Buckley (Lincoln, NE), Bill Albrecht (St. Cloud, MN), LeRoy Zimmerman (Washington state publisher) and also his sons, Steven and Alan Mores.

Honors or awards Leo has received include:
* 1959: received Harlan's Citizen of the Year
* 1964: received the Iowa Press Assoc.'s Master-Editor-Publisher Award
* 1986: received Harlan's Community Service Award
* 1988: received ISU's highest journalism honor - the J.W. Schwartz Award for distinguished service to the field of journalism
* 1990: initiated the Mores Family Community Journalism Scholarship at the Greenlee School of Journalism at ISU.
* 1996: named to the ISU Greenlee School of Journalism Advisory Board.

Other activities:
* Limited partner in ISU's Gateway Center, Convention Center complex.
* Member, President's Circle, Order of the Knoll, Iowa State Univ. Foundation
* Board of directors, Harlan National Bank for more than 25 years.
* Shelby County's first Mardi Gras King (1954).
* American Legion, 60-year member
* St. Michael's Catholic Church & School, fund drive co-chair (1954).
* Knights of Columbus, 50-year member.
* Harlan Community Library, fund drive co-chair.
* Harlan Building Corporation, charter member
He is survived by his four children: Steve (Michelle) Mores, Harlan; Barbara (Martin) Johnson, Glen Ellyn, IL; Suzie (Herb) Laney, Hinsdale, IL and Alan Mores (Donna Christensen-Mores), Harlan; grandchildren: Marc (Jennifer) Mores, Fairfield, OH; Michael (Cathy) Mores, Ames; Brad Johnson, Oakland, CA; Matt Johnson, Glen Ellyn, IL; Phil Johnson, Boston, MA; Scott and Jordan Laney, Iowa City; Jackson and Chandler Mores, Harlan; great-grandchild, Ashley Mores, Fairfield, OH; many other cousins, nephews and friends. Survivors also include: sisters-in-law, Bernadine K. White, Harlan and Sally Frederickson, Birmingham, AL.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, who died on Sept. 22, 2004; sister, Julia Kania, and parents, Peter and Marie Mores.
Memorials may go to St. Michael's Catholic Church Foundation, Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism and the Iowa Newspaper Foundation.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 10/07/2004

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Arrangements and Services For
Leo Mores - Age 90
Who Died On - Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Visitation
Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Wake Service
Thursday, October 7, 2004 - 7:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Mass Of Christian Burial
Friday, October 8, 2004 - 10:30 a.m.
St. Michael's Catholic Church - Harlan, Iowa

Military Rites
Harlan Cemetery - Harlan, Iowa

Survivors include his children, Steve (Michelle) Mores of Harlan, Ia; Barbara (Martin) Johnson of Glen Ellyn, IL; Suzie (Herb) Laney of Hinsdale, IL; Alan (Donna Christensen-Mores) Mores of Harlan, Ia. 9 Grandchildren and 1 Great-grandchild



Morris, William C. "Bill" - death notice Dec. 6, 2004

William C. Morris

William C. "Bill" Morris, 67, of Avoca died Dec. 6 at his home in Avoca.

He was born in Seminole, Okla., to William and Martha (Wilkerson) Morris. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. He was a truck driver for 35 years, retiring in 2002.

Mr. Morris is survived by his wife, Betty; three daughters and sons-in-law, Luann and Larry Ring of Neola; Kathi and Thierry Hobson of Illinois; Michelle and Scott Koppold of Harlan; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Claudine Geeteh of Oklahoma; Maxine Steincamp of Colorado; nieces and nephews.

The body was cremated. Memorial service will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Avoca with Rev. Nancy Hullinger officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the church. Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may go to donor's choice.

Transcribed with permission from: Daily Nonpareil 12/08/2004

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William Morris

Morris, 67, Avoca, died Dec. 6, 2004

AVOCA -- William C. "Bill" Morris, 67, Avoca, died Monday, Dec. 6 at his residence.
Services were held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the United Church of Avoca.
Morris is survived by his wife, Betty, of Avoca; daughters Luann (Larry) Ring of Neola, Kathi (Thierry) Hobson of Illinois and Michelle (Scott) Koppold of Harlan; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters Claudine Geeteh of Oklahoma and Maxine Steincamp of Colorado; nieces and nephews.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/09/2004



Musich, James R. - death notice Oct. 26, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
James R. Musich - Age 28
Who Died On - Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Visitation
Friday, October 29, 2004 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa


Family Will Greet Friends
Friday, October 29, 2004 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Wake Service
Friday, October 29, 2004 - 7:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

A Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 10:00 A.M.
St. Michael's Catholic Church - Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Harlan Cemetery - Harlan, Iowa

Survivors include his parents, Tom & Kathy Musich of Harlan, IA; his sisters, Tracy Jablonsky-Lage (Jacob) of Waterloo, IA; Carrieann (James) Deason of Omaha, NE; Katielynn Musich of Harlan, IA; maternal grandmother, Dolores (Don) Kestner of Pittsburgh, PA; maternal grandfather, Michael Jablonsky of Pittsburgh, PA; paternal grandparents, LaVern (Helen) Musich of Westphalia, IA.

 

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funeral card:


James Richard Musich
James Richard Musich, the son of Tom and Kathy (Jablonsky) Musich, was born November 24, 1975, at McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. He was baptized at St. Cyril and Methodious Catholic Church in McKees Rock, Pennsylvania. He attended school at Wilson Elementary and Hamilton Middle School in McKee's Rock, Pennsylvania, until age eleven when he moved to Harlan, Iowa. James was confirmed at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan and attended Harlan Community Middle and High School, graduating with the class of 1993. While in high school, he helped in the design of the Harlan Welcome sign during his senior year. Upon graduation, James attended Iowa Western Community College where he graduated with a degree in Restaurant Management. His lifelong passion was to own his own Dairy Queen franchise. While he was younger, he set up his own Dairy Queen in the garage at home with the help of his mentor, Buck Pauley, who would give him extra supplies.


He worked at Dairy Queen while in college as well as at various Burger Kings where he worked his way to manager of the Lake Manawa location in Council Bluffs, Iowa. James loved art and was a hard worker. He worried more about others than himself. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa.


James died at his home in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday, October 26, 2004, having attained the age of twenty-eight years, eleven months and two days. Survivors include his parents, Tom and Kathy Musich of Harlan, Iowa; his sisters, Tracy Jablonsky-Lage and her husband Jacob of Waterloo, Iowa; Carrieann and her husband James Deason of Omaha, Nebraska; Katielynn Musich of Harlan, Iowa; his maternal grandmother, Dolores and her husband Don Kestner of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; maternal grandfather, Michael Jablonsky of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; paternal grandparents, LaVern and Helen Musich of Westphalia, Iowa; aunts and uncles, other relatives and a great many friends.



Ohms, Marvin - death notice Nov. 8, 2004

Marvin Ohms

Ohms, 76, Walnut, died Nov. 8, 2004.

WALNUT -- Marvin Ohms, 76, Walnut, died Monday, Nov. 8 at the Creighton Medical Center in Omaha.


Services will be held Friday, Nov. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic. A military service will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery west of Jacksonville at 1:45 p.m. Friday. Visitation was Thursday from 7-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.


Ohms is survived by five brothers -- Dean of East Troy, Wi., Dewey (Marilyn) of Anita, Jack (Lois) of Palo Alto, Ca., Glenn (Joan) of Atlantic and Max (Ann) of Eddyville; sisters Greta (Wayne) Ullerich of Atlantic, Marie Miller of Coin and Donna (Dick) Stephens of Omaha; aunt Mrs. Ivan Ohms in California; nieces and nephews.

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Marvin Ohms 1927 - 2004

Birthplace: Priarie Rose near Walnut, IA
Resided: Walnut, IA
Visitation: Thurs, Nov 11, 7-8, Roland Funeral Home
Service: Fri, Nov 12, 10:30, Zion Lutheran Church
Cemetery: Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery

Obituary:

MARVIN OHMS

Marvin Ohms of Walnut passed away Monday, November 8, 2004 at the Creighton Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 76.


Marvin was born December 10, 1927 to Hans Dewey and Teressa Edna Maria (Sorensen) Ohms near Walnut, Iowa where he spent his youth. In 1947 he graduated from the Atlantic High School then his family moved to the state of Washington where he lived until 1951. He joined the Navy and received his SeaBee training at Quonsett Point, R.I. And served at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Morocco, North Africa and Newfoundland. Upon his discharge, Marvin started farming.
He is a member of the American Legion of Anita and Walnut.


He is survived by five brothers, Dean of East Troy, WI, Dewey and wife Marilyn of Anita, IA, Jack and wife Lois of Palo Alto, CA, Glenn and wife Joan of Atlantic, IA and Max and wife Ann of Eddyville, IA; three sisters, Greta Ullerich and husband Wayne of Atlantic, IA, Marie Miller of Coin, IA and Donna Stephens and husband Dick of Omaha, NE; one aunt, Mrs. Ivan Ohms in California and a number of nieces and nephews.


Marvin is preceded in death by his parents; one sister-in-law, Irene Ohms; one brother-in-law Maurice Miller; two nieces, Denise Ohms and Darcy Imig and one nephew, Marlin Miller.


Services for Marvin will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Atlantic Friday, November 12 at 10:30 with Reverend Merlene Ostebee and Reverend Theodore Weishapt officiating. A military service will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery west of Jacksonville at 1:45 on Friday. Visitation will be held at the Roland Funeral Home Thursday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 with a prayer service at 7:30.



Pedersen, Dorothy C. - death notice Nov. 18, 2004

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Dorothy Pedersen

Pedersen, 85, Elk Horn, died Nov. 18, 2004.

ELK HORN -- Dorothy C. Pedersen, 85, Elk Horn, died Thursday, Nov. 18 at Myrtue Memorial Hospital.


Services were held Monday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Elk Horn Lutheran Church with burial in the Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery.


Pedersen is survived by her son, James (Deb) Pedersen of Atlantic; grandchildren Jeremy Pedersen of Waverly and Jaci Pedersen of Atlantic; brother Conrad 'sonny" (Connie) Eib of Trenton, NJ; and sister-in-law Emily Eib of Morristown, Pa.



Pope, Minnie Ardelle - death notice Oct. 30, 2004

Services for 69-year-old Minnie Ardelle Pope of Harlan will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 3rd, at the Immanual Lutheran Church in Harlan. Burial will be at the Danway Cemetery. Minni Pope died Saturday, October 30th, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Friends may call Tuesday, November 2nd, from 3:00 to 9:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.


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Minnie Pope

Pope, 69, Harlan, died Oct. 30, 2004.

HARLAN -- Minnie A. Pope, 69, Harlan, died Saturday, Oct. 30 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.


Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church with burial in the Danway Cemetery. A prayer service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pope is survived by her daughter, Susan Benson Blaine, of Harlan.

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Minnie A. Pope

HARLAN - Minnie Ardelle Pope, 69, of Harlan died Oct. 30 at University of Nebraska Medical Center.

She was a truck driver for Western Engineering for many years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Pope, on Dec. 17, 1982. They were married 30 years.

Survivors include daughter, Susan Benson-Blaine, of Harlan; sisters, Betty Page of Alberta Lea, Minn., and Rose Marie Gross and husband, Russell, of Aurora, Minn.; brother, Gary Benson, of Dalton, Ga.; grandson, Colton Benson, of Harlan.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 9 with a prayer service at 7 at Pauley Jones Funeral Home. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Danway Cemetery in Polk Township.

Transcribed with permission from: Daily Nonpareil 11/02/2004



Potter, Mary Jeanene - death notice Nov. 14, 2004

from Omaha World Herald

POTTER - Mary J., age 75 yrs., Panama, IA, Nov. 14, 2004. Survived by 1 brother, Jeron (Lee) Potter, Sun City West, AZ; 7 nieces and nephews.

MASS of Christian Burial Fri. 10:30 am, St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Panama, IA. Burial St. Mary's Cemetery, Panama, IA. Friends may call Wed. 2-5 pm and Thurs. 9 am-9 pm at the Funeral Home. WAKE SERVICE Thurs. 7:30 pm at Funeral Home. burmeisterjohannsen.com

Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home
Harlan, IA 712/755-3177


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from The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home website:

Mary Jeanene Potter
May 26, 1929 - November 14, 2004

Mary Jeanene Potter, the daughter of Dewitt C. and Olga A. (Zimmerman) Potter, was born on May 26, 1929, in Panama, Iowa. She was raised in Panama and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Panama in 1946. Mary studied education at the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska, for two years, and then taught school in Nebraska for two years. On September 5, 1950, she began working at Mutual of Omaha Insurance in Omaha. Mary worked in the claims department, and eventually held the position of Department Supervisor. She left Mutual of Omaha on November 1, 1987, when she began working with the Union Pacific Railroad. After working at Union Pacific for four years, in September, 1991, Mary retired and moved to Panama.
Mary was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Panama. Although her favorite color was blue, she was an avid Nebraska Big Red fan, holding University of Nebraska-Lincoln football season tickets for several years. She enjoyed working, and loved her job at Mutual of Omaha.

Mary J. Potter died on Sunday, November 14, 2004, at her Panama, Iowa, home. She had reached the age of 75 years, 5 months, and 19 days.

Preceding Mary in death were her parents and one brother, Romuald Potter. She is survived by one brother, Jeron (Lee) Potter of Sun City West, Arizona; seven nieces and nephews, Minda R. Glazier of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, William J. Potter of Middletown, Rhode Island, Barbara J. Potter of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Teresa A. Macedo of Riverside, Rhode Island, Robert W. Potter of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Mary L. Potter of Kissimmee, Florida, and Michael J. Potter of Portsmouth, Rhode Island; and other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, November 19, 2004, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Panama, Iowa, with Father John Dorton celebrating. Bob Mages served as the musician. Honorary casket bearers were Lisa Thomsen, Kim Mickels, Ann Lesiak, and Amy Recker. Active casket bearers were Bill Potter, Butch Potter, Jim Stessman, Pat Stessman, Jim Ratigan, and George Schwery. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Panama, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of the arrangements.



Price, Marjorie - death notice Nov. 21, 2004

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Marjorie Price

Price, 85, Santa Maria, Calif., died Nov. 21.

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Marjorie Price, 85, Santa Maria, Calif., died Sunday, Nov. 21 unexpectedly at her home.


She is the twin sister of Muriel Bacon, Harlan.



Rasmussen, Clara Bell - death notice Dec. 15, 2004

Clara Rasmussen

Services are pending for Clara Rasmussen.

AVOCA -- Services are pending at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca for Clara Rasmussen, Avoca.

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Private Graveside services will be held for 84-year-old Clara Bell Rasmussen of Avoca. Clara Bell Rasmussen died Wednesday, December 15, at her home in Avoca. The Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca is in charge of the arrangements.


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CLARA BELL RASMUSSEN, 84, of Avoca, died Wednesday, December 15th, at home. Private Family services will be held. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca is handling the arrangements.



Rasmussen, Lois Jane - death notice Nov. 12, 2004

from The Harlan Tribune 11/16/2004

Lois Rasmussen

Rasmussen, 78, Harlan, died Nov. 12, 2004.

HARLAN - Lois Jane Rasmussen, 78, Harlan died Friday, November 12 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs.


Services will be held Tuesday, November 16 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.


Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Prayer Service at 7 p.m.


She is survived by her sons Carl, Palm City, Florida and Peter (Barbara), Irwin; daughter Linda Wendling (Joseph), Olpe, Kansas and sisters Rose Sondag, Irwin and Mary Rauterkus, Manilla; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Pauley Jones Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements



Redman, Geraldine J. Redman death notice Dec. 20, 2004

Geraldine Redman

Redman, 86, Avoca, died Dec. 20, 2004.

AVOCA -- Geraldine J. Redman, 86, Avoca, died Monday, Dec. 20 at the Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center.


Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at United Church of Avoca with burial in the Layton Township Cemetery at Walnut.


Redman is survived by nephews James Redman of Elk Horn, Toney Redman of Lincoln, Neb. and Denny Thomas of Omaha; nieces Peggy Stastny of Omaha, Dr. Michelle Knolla of Omaha and Carol Hensly of Atlantic; and great-nephew Rev. Richard Krambeck of Atlantic.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/23/2004



Reed, Viola E. - death notice Dec. 6, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
Viola E. Reed - Age 85
Who Died On - Monday, December 6, 2004

Family Will Greet Friends
Thursday, December 9, 2004 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home Walnut Chapel - Walnut, Iowa

Visitation
Friday, December 10, 2004 - 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home Walnut Chapel - Walnut, Iowa

Funeral Services
Saturday, December 11, 2004 - 1:30 P.M.
First Presbyterian Church - Walnut, Iowa

Interment
Layton Township Cemetery - Walnut, Iowa

Survivors include her children, Faye Kephart of Council Bluffs, IA; David (Diane) Fell of Crescent, IA; Richard (Virginia) Fell of Albuquerque, MN; her grandchildren & great-grandchildren: Jody (Kelly) Sharp of Council Bluffs, IA and Jeremy, Ashley & Michael Sharp; Shawn (Jennifer) Brockman of LaVista, NE and Nathan Brockman; Todd Brockman of Council Bluffs, IA and Tyler, Trent & Trevor Brockman; Randy (Lani) Kephart of Council Bluffs, IA and Joscelyn, Jordan, Amanda, & Nathan Kephart; sister, Edith Cade of Harlan, IA and sister-in-law, Betty Griffith of Walnut, IA.

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Viola E. Reed

Viola E. Reed, 85, of Council Bluffs died Dec. 6 at Northcrest Care and Rehab Center.

She was born in Walnut and graduated from Walnut High School in 1937. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Faye Kephart of Council Bluffs; sons, David Fell and wife, Diane, of Crescent and Richard Fell and wife, Virginia, of Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Edith Cade of Harlan; one sister-in-law, Betty Griffith of Walnut; grandchildren: Jody Sharp and husband, Kelly, Jeremy, Ashley and Michael of Council Bluffs; Shawn Brockman and wife, Jennifer, and Nathan of La Vista, Neb.; Todd Brockman and Tyler, Trent and Trevor Brockman of Council Bluffs; Randy Kephart and wife, Lani, Joscelyn, Jordan, Amanda and Nathan of Council Bluffs.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Walnut. Open visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Walnut with Pastor Michael Kalstrup of Fellowhip of Faith Church, Oakland, officiating.

Transcribed with permission from: Daily Nonpareil 12/08/2004



Reynolds, Ruth - death notice Dec. 17, 2004

Ruth Reynolds

Reynolds, 85, Verona, Ky., died Dec. 17, 2004.

VERONA, Ky. -- Ruth Reynolds, 85, Verona, Ky., formerly of Harlan, died Friday, Dec. 17 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgwood, Ky.


No funeral was set.


Reynolds is survived by husband, Joseph, of ElDorado Springs, Mo.; daughters Lori Hopkins of Verona and Ralene Reynolds of Denver, Co.; and sons Jack of ElDorado, Ted of Des Moines and Greg of Cedar Rapids.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/23/2004



Schaben, Eugene "Gene" H. - death notice Nov. 28, 2004

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Eugene Schaben

HARLAN - Eugene "Gene" H. Schaben, 68, of Defiance died Nov. 28 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.

He was born in Earling. He lived his lifetime in Shelby County. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1956-1958 in Korea. He farmed his own farm from 1958 until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance.

Mr. Schaben and his wife, Janice Schaben, were married 44 years.

Survivors in addition to his wife include daughters, Ellen Sherrell and husband, Todd, of Omaha, Elaine German and husband, Rusty, of Altoona; son, Keith Schaben, of Defiance; brothers, Charles Schaben and wife, Delores, of Earling, Raymond Schaben and wife, Frances, of Westphalia; sisters, Betty Grote and husband, LeRoy, of Earling, Delores Staley and husband, Jack, of Carroll, Janice Schmitz and husband, Cletus, of Harlan and Gladys Rau and husband, Dan, of Harlan; mother-in-law, Dorothy Miller, of Denison; brother-in-law, Glen Miller, of Denison; sisters-in-law, Mildred Goeser of Council Bluffs and Marlene Klingenborg of Cedar Falls; five grandchildren.

Visitation will be tonight from 7 to 9 and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home. Also visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance with the Rev. Michael Berner officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Defiance.


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Arrangements and Services For
Eugene H. Schaben - Age 68
Who Died On - Sunday, November 28, 2004

Visitation
Monday, November 29, 2004 - 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa
Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
St. Peter's Catholic Church - Defiance, Iowa

Rosary
Tuesday, November 30, 2004 - 7:00 P.M.
St. Peter's Catholic Church - Defiance, Iowa

A Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, December 1, 2004 - 11:00 A.M.
St. Peter's Catholic Church - Defiance, Iowa

Interment
Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery - Defiance, Iowa

Survivors include his wife, Janice of Defiance, IA; his children, Ellen (Todd) Sherrell of Omaha, NE; Keith Schaben of Defiance, IA; Elaine (Rusty) German of Altoona, IA; his brothers & sisters, Charles (Delores) Schaben of Earling, IA; Betty (LeRoy) Grote of Earling, IA; Raymond (Frances) Schaben of Westphalia, IA; Delores (Jack) Staley of Carroll, IA; Janice (Cletus) Schmitz of Harlan, IA; Gladys (Dan) Rau of Harlan, IA; Duane (Joan) Schaben of Council Bluffs, IA; Ron (Marge) Schaben of Defiance, IA; mother-in-law, Dorothy Miller of Denison, IA; brother & sisters-in-law, Glen Miller of Denison, IA; Mildred Goeser of Council Bluffs, IA; Marlene Klingenborg of Cedar Falls, IA.



Schlater, Barbara J. - death notice Dec. 8, 2004

Schlater, 71, Exira, died Dec. 8, 2004.

EXIRA -- Barbara J. Schlater, 71, Exira, died December 8 at her home.
Services were held Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Exira Lutheran Church with burial in the Exira Cemetery.


Schlater is survived by her husband, Dean, of Exira; children Steven Schlater of Orlando, Fla.; Darla (Rich) Hansen of Atlantic and Cherie (Kevin) Petty of Harlan; seven grandchildren; brother in law and sisters-in-law Darwin (Shirley) Schlater of Exira, Julie Schlater of Atlantic and Doug (Barb) Schwaller of Atlantic; stepsister Patty Long of Des Moines; nieces and nephews.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/14/2004



Schnitker, Mary "Gwen" (Floerchinger) - death notice Nov. 9, 2004

Transcribed with permission from: Daily Nonpareil 11-10-2004

Mary "Gwen" Schnitker, 90, of Minden died Nov. 9 at Omaha Hospice House. Services are pending at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home.

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KNOD online:

Services for 90-year-old Mary (Gwen) Schnitker of Minden will be held at 11:00 am Friday, November 12th at St. Patrick's Church in Neola with burial at the Neola Cemetery. Mary Schnitker died Tuesday, November 9th in Omaha. There will be a rosary service at 7:00 pm Thursday, November 11th, at the Cutler, O'Neill, Meyer, Woodring Funeral Home in Council Bluffs.

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Mary Schnitker

NEOLA - Mary "Gwen" Schnitker, 90, of Minden died Nov. 9 at Hospice House Omaha.

She was born June 3, 1914, in Neola to Leo and Margaret Burke Floerchinger. She lived in Shelby for 48 years and moved to Minden 26 years ago. She was a 1932 graduate of St. Joseph High School. She was a farm wife. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Neola.

Mrs. Schnitker was preceded in death by her husband, Francis 'stub." They were married 60 years. She was also preceded by daughter, Barbara Boettger; son, Gerald; and grandson Thomas Schnitker.

Survivors include grandchildren, Jeanie Owen and husband, D.R. Owen, MD, of Omaha, Steven Boettger and wife, Jana, of Harlan, Patricia Boettger and fiance. Transcribed with permission from: , Ron Pash, of Shelby, Lisa Schnitker of Omaha, Pat Moffatt and husband, Ed, of Neola, Denise Podjenski and husband, Dennis, of Omaha, Cheryl Schnitker and fiance. Transcribed with permission from: , Kurt Schrader, of Omaha; sister, Marguerite "Thelma" Hogden, of Salt Lake City; daughter-in-law, Jan Duffy, and husband, Frank, of Omaha; son-in-law, Bill Boettger, and wife, Joyce, of Shelby; eight grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Rosary recitation will be tonight at 7 at St. Patrick's Church in Neola. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Neola, with Father Raphael Masabakhwa officiating. Burial will be in Neola. Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be offered to Masses, American Cancer Society, Hospice House and Nebraska Methodist College.



Schwery, Romana - death notice Oct. 23, 2004

Services for 95-year-old Romana Schwery of Manilla are pending at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla. Romana Schwery died Saturday, October 23rd, at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Romana Schwery

Romana Schwery, 95, of Manilla died Saturday, October 23 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.


Funeral services will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Manilla with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla is in charge of arrangements; where friends may call Friday. A prayer service will take place at the Ohde Funeral Home followed by a Rosary at 7 p.m.


Survivors include five children: Melania Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska; Connie Becker of Defiance; Al of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Imelda "Milly" Laube of Houston, Texas; Mel of Tucson, Arizona; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

from Denison, IA Newspaper 10-29-04

 

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Romana Schwery

Schwery, 95, Manilla, died Oct. 23, 2004.

MANILLA -- Romana T. Schwery, 95, Manilla, died Saturday, Oct. 23 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.


Services were held Saturday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Manilla with burial in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Manilla.


Schwery is survived by her children -- Melania (Jerry) Peterson of Omaha, Connie (Warren) Becker of Defiance; Al (Judy) Schwery of Albuquerque, N.M., Imelda "Milly" (John) Laube of Houston, Texas and Mel (Sharon) Schwery of Tucson, Az.; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Margaret Coenen and Zita Engel of Westphalia, Nonna Adams of Santa Cruz, Ca., Theresa Wellman of Neola, Mildred Leuschen of Portsmouth, Cleo (Newmark) Nelson of Mercer Island, Wa., Cecelia Schwery of Denison and Verelda Schwery of Harlan.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/01/2004



Sorey, Max Allen - 1929-2004

Max Allen Sorey

Max Allen Sorey, 75, Springfield, died at 3:35 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, in Cox South. Max was born Sept. 22, 1929, in Woodbine, Iowa, to Lloyd and Ida Caroline (Condron) Sorey. He had resided in the Springfield area for many years. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, and had worked in telephone construction until his retirement. He was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church.

 

Surviving Max is his wife Barbara, who together celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July of 2004. Also surviving are sons Allen and wife Jeannette, and Gary and wife Laurie; and grandchildren Robert, Theresa, Lanae, Sloan and Lindsay. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, in St. Agnes Cathedral, with Father Mike McDevitt celebrant. Burial with military rites will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Scripture Services will be at 7 p.m. today in Herman H. Lohmeyer Chapel, 500 East Walnut, with visitation to follow.

 

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Agnes Cathedral, 533 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO 65806. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Saylor and his staff as well as The Dialysis Center of the Ozarks for their fine care and support.

Published 11/05/04
The Springfield News-Leader
651 Boonville - Springfield, Mo., 65806



Stamp, Ashley - death notice Dec. 19, 2004

Tragic accident kills promising skier

VAIL -- A 13-year-old skier from Steamboat Springs, Co., was killed in a tragic accident while warming up for a ski race Sunday morning, Dec. 19.

Ashley Stamp, was apparently skiing on Vail Mountain here when she collided with a snowmobile, reports the Vail Daily Newspaper.


Stamp is the daughter of Kelly and Aaron Stamp of Steamboat Springs, and the granddaughter of Chuck and Barb Buhman, Harlan, and Dennis and Jan Stamp, Steamboat Springs, formerly of Harlan. Newspaper reports said Stamp was prepping for a race later that day when she collided with a snowmobile carrying two members of the race crew. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the chest.


Stamp was a seventh-grader at Steamboat Springs Middle School, and was a promising young skier. She was a racer with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.


Newspaper reports said the accident occurred in a blind spot area of the mountain where a flat area meets a ridge and then drops off more steeply. Reports said Stamp and the driver of the snowmobile could not see each other.


A candelight vigil for Stamp was planned Monday at the base of the Howelsen Hill ski area in Steamboat Springs. Services are pending.

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Tague, Adyline L. - death notice Oct. 10, 2004

Adyline Tague

Died October 10, 2004.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Adyline L. Tague, 80, died Sunday, Oct. 10 in Sacramento, Calif. A memorial service and burial will be held October 28 in Pleasanton, Calif.


Tague was preceeded in death by her husband, Col. Wendell Tague, and is survived by three sons -- Tim (Jean) of Westfield, In., Jim and Bill, both of Sacramento; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.


The Tagues lived in Harlan in the 1950s and still have several distant relatives in the area, including Mrs. David (Nancy) Christensen.


Tim Tague can be reached at 16950 Joliet Rd., Westfield, In., 46074.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 10/14/2004



Ten Eyck, Ruth Alice (Thogersen) - death notice Dec. 4, 2004

Ruth Ten Eyck

Ten Eyck, 88, Kearney, Ne., died Dec. 4, 2004.

KEARNEY, Ne. -- Ruth A. Ten Eyck, 88, Kearney, Ne., formerly of Harlan, died Saturday, Dec. 4 in Kearney.


Services were held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.


Ten Eyck is survived by her son, Ronald (Patsy) Ten Eyck of Elm Creek, Ne.; brother Kenneth (Lorene) Thogersen of Chicago, Ill.; granddaughters Debbie (Dennis) Svoboda of Drummond, Mt., Tammie Ten Eyck of Drummond, Mt., Terrie Ten Eyck of Sheridan, Wy. and DeAnn Ten Eyck of Cairo, Ne.; 8 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives and friends.

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Ruth Alice Ten Eyck
September 23, 2004 - December 4, 2004

Ruth Alice Ten Eyck, the daughter of Paul and Sena (Sorensen) Thogersen, was born near Kirkman, Iowa, on September 23, 1916. She attended Laurel School in Harlan, Iowa, and graduated from Harlan High School in 1935. On April 25, 1937, Ruth married William Ronald Ten Eyck in Mexico, Missouri. For five years after their marriage, the couple farmed in Missouri. In 1942, they moved to the Harlan area, where they farmed until 1953. They then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and in 1956, to Elm Creek, Nebraska. Following a move to Boulder, Colorado, in 1962, Ruth worked as a bookkeeper in the Ladies Department of Kmart. William died on March 29, 1976, in Boulder. Ruth retired to Harlan in 1980, where she lived until 2003, when she moved to Kearney, Nebraska, to be near her son.


Ruth was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. She enjoyed sewing, and made ski clothing while living in Colorado.

Ruth A. Ten Eyck died on Saturday, December 4, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska, at the age of 88 years, 2 months, and 11 days.

Preceding Ruth in death were her parents and her husband, William R. Ten Eyck. Survivors include one son, Ronald (Patsy) Ten Eyck of Elm Creek, Nebraska; one brother, Kenneth (Lorene) Thogersen of Chicago, Illinois; four granddaughters, Debbie (Dennis) Svoboda and Tammie Ten Eyck, both of Drummond, Montana; Terrie Ten Eyck of Sheridan, Wyoming, and DeAnn Ten Eyck of Cairo, Nebraska; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 9, 2004, at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, with Pastor Mark Jamison officiating. Marge Ahrenholtz served as the organist. Casket bearers were Dennis Svoboda, Josh Beins, and Ethan Wilson. Burial was in the Harlan Cemetery in Harlan, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of the arrangements.

Hometown: Kearney, NE
Visitation Date: Wednesday, Dec 8, 2004
Service Date:Thursday, Dec 9, 2004



Thompson, Donald L. - death notice Nov. 1, 2004

Donald Thompson

Thompson, 77, Queen Creek, Az., died Nov. 1, 2004.

QUEEN CREEK, Az. -- Donald L. Thompson, 77, Queen Creek, Az., died November 1, 2004.
Don "T" was owner of Thompson's Feed Store for many years. He is survived by sons Collin, Cameron and Kim of Queen Creek; brother Allan of Irwin; sister Gloria Bunge of Waterloo; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


Memorial services were held at his home November 4.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/02/2004



Trecker, Janice R. - death notice Oct. 23, 2004

Trecker, 65, Templeton, died Oct. 23, 2004.

TEMPLETON -- Janice R. Trecker, 65, Templeton, died Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn.


Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Ohde Funeral Home in Manning with burial in the Lincoln Township Cemetery at Gray.


Trecker is survived by her husband, Dennis, of Templeton; children Juanita Kurth of Audubon, Diana Shue of Denison, Kenneth Shue Jr. of Minnesota, Sharron Sharrar of West Virginia, Marsha Hesson of Rensselear, In., Cindy Fox of West Virginia and Ray Hesson, Jr. of Ohio; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; seven stepchildren; sister Emma Lacy of Manning; and brothers John Riley of Fraziers Bottom, W.V. and David Riley of Queens, N.Y.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 10/28/2004



Underwood, Nancy Ann - death notice Dec. 6, 2004

Nancy A. Underwood

KIMBALLTON - Nancy Ann Underwood, 67, of Kimballton died Dec. 6 at home.

She was born in Kimballton. She graduated from high school in 1955. She was an insurance agent.

Mrs. Underwood was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Underwood.

Survivors include daughter, Kerry Kreger, of Alton, Mo.; sons, Jack J. Underwood Jr. and Shawn M. Underwood Sr., both of Council Bluffs; sisters, Lavon Clark and Sarah Kunik, both of Kimballton; six grandchildren.

Visitation will be today from 4 to 9 and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton with the Rev. Kevin Nelson officiating. There will be a private disposition.

Transcribed with permission from: Daily Nonpareil 12/08/2004

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Arrangements and Services For
Nancy A. Underwood -Age 67
Who Died On - Monday, December 6, 2004

Visitation
Wednesday, December 8, 2004 4:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Thursday, December 9, 2004
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Thursday, December 9, 2004
7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Services
Friday, December 10, 2004 - 2:00 P.M.
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Kimballton, Iowa

Survivors include her children, Kerry Kreger of Alton, MO; Jack Underwood, Jr. Of Council Bluffs, IA; Shawn Underwood, Sr. Of Council Bluffs, IA; sisters, Lavon Clark and Sarah Kunik of Kimballton, IA; grandchildren, Jenny & Laura Kreger of Columbia, MO; Jesse Holtz of Omaha, NE; Shawn Jr. and Taylor Underwood of Council Bluffs, IA; Alexandria Underwood of Tampa, FL.

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Nancy Underwood

Underwood, 67, Kimballton, died Dec. 6, 2004.

KIMBALLTON -- Nancy A. Underwood, 67, Kimballton, died Monday, Dec. 6 at her home.
Services will be held Friday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kimballton. Visitation continued Thursday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home, with family to greet friends from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.


Underwood is survived by sons Jack J. Underwood, Jr. and Shawn M. Underwood, Sr., both of Council Bluffs; sisters Lavon Clark and Sarah Kunik, both of Kimballton; grandchildren Jenny Kreger and Laura Kreger, both of Columbia, Mo., Jesse Holtz of Omaha, Shawn Underwood, Jr. and Taylor Underwood, both of Council Bluffs, and Alexandria Underwood of Tampa, Fla.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/09/2004



Weiland, John Henry - death notice Oct. 11, 2004

JOHN HENRY WEILAND, 95, of Earling, died Monday, October 11th, at Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan. Services are pending at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

 

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Arrangements and Services For
John H. Weiland Age 95
Who Died On - Monday, October 11, 2004

Visitation
Tuesday, October 12, 2004 - 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Earling, Iowa

Wake Service
Wednesday, October 13, 2004 - 7:00 P.M.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Earling, Iowa


A Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 11:00 A.M.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Earling, Iowa

Interment
St. Joseph's Cemetery - Earling, Iowa

Survivors include his children, Bernice (Ron) Blum of Omaha, NE; Jack (Sharon) Weiland of Springtown, TX; Bonnie (George) Kenkel of Earling, IA;  Ken Weiland of Colorado Springs, CO, Dan (Linda)Weiland of Lewisville, TX; Terry (Alice) Weiland of Aurora, CO; sister, Rita Graeve of Omaha, NE.


John was born 20 June 1909; his parents were Chris & Mary Anna (Kuhl) Weiland.



Wigg, Bud J. - death notice Nov. 2, 2004

Bud Wigg

Wigg, 77, Harlan, died Nov. 2, 2004.

HARLAN -- Bud J. Wigg, 77, Harlan, died Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan.


Services will be held Friday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home with burial in the Harlan Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, Nov. 4 from noon-9 p.m., with family greeting friends from 7-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.


Wigg is survived by his wife, Doraine, of Harlan; daughters Diana (Bob) Mumm of Gilman and Darla (Travis) Kurth of Harlan; sons Bruce (Karen) Wigg of LaPorte City and Curtis (Mary Jo) Wigg of Pacific, Mo.; sister Luella "Tootie" Wigg of Harlan; and 12 grandchildren.

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Arrangements and Services For:
Bud Wigg - Age 77
Who Died On Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Visitation
Thursday, November 4, 2004
Noon to 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Thursday, November 4, 2004
7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Friday, November 5, 2004 - 10:30 A.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Military Rites
Harlan Cemetery - Harlan, Iowa

Survivors include his wife Doraine Wigg of Harlan, IA; his children: Diana (Bob) Mumm of Gilman, IA; Bruce (Karen) Wigg of LaPorte City, IA; Curtis (Mary Jo) Wigg of Pacific, MO and
Darla (Travis) Kurth of Harlan, IA and his sister Luella "Tootie" Wigg of Harlan



Wiuff, Palmer - death notice Dec. 8, 2004

Arrangements and Services For
Palmer Wiuff - Age 84
Who Died On - Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Visitation
Thursday, December 9, 2004 - 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, December 10, 2004 - 8:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

Family will greet friends
Friday, December 10, 2004 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home- Harlan, Iowa

Prayer Service
Friday, December 10, 2004 - 7:30 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan, Iowa

A Celebration of Life
Saturday, December 11, 2004 - 10:30 A.M.
Grace Baptist Church - Harlan, Iowa

Military Rites
Harlan Cemetery - Harlan, Iowa

Survivors include his wife Delta of Harlan, IA; and his daughters Connie (Larry) McDermott of Harlan, IA; Luann (Jon) Hansen of Harlan, IA; son-in-law Alan Olson of LeMars , IA; sister Marian Nelson of Harlan, IA; Brother Albert Wiuff Jr. Of Ankeny, IA; Brother-in-law Dick Norgaard of Johnston, IA

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Wiuff, 84, Harlan, died Dec. 8, 2004.

HARLAN -- Palmer Wiuff, 84, Harlan, died Wednesday, Dec. 8 at Elm Crest Retirement Community.


Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church with burial in the Harlan Cemetery. A prayer service will be Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Pauley Jones Funeral Home. Visitation was Thursday, Dec. 9 from 5-9 p.m. and continued Friday with family to greet friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.


Wiuff is survived by his wife, Delta, of Harlan; daughters Connie (Larry) McDermott of Harlan and Luann (Jon) Hansen of Harlan; brother Albert "Bud" (Betty) Wiuff Jr. of Ankeny; sister Marian Nelson of Harlan; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 12/09/2004

 

Zimmerman, Betty J. - death notice Nov. 2, 2004

Betty Zimmerman

Zimmerman, 82, Harlan, died Nov. 2, 2004.

HARLAN -- Betty J. Zimmerman, 82, Harlan, died Tuesday, Nov. 2 in Harlan.


Services will be held Friday, Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. at Congregational United Church of Christ with burial in the Harlan Cemetery. Friends were asked to call Thursday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan.
Zimmerman is survived by her husband, Glenn, of Harlan; sons Jim (Rhonda) Zimmerman of Omaha and Dick (Kim) Zimmerman of Cedar Falls; daughter Carol (Steve) Sidwell of Cordova, Ill.; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Transcribed with permission from: The Harlan Tribune 11/04/2004

 

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from The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home website:
Betty Jane Zimmerman
November 30, 1921 - November 2, 2004

Betty Jane Zimmerman, the daughter of Robert Andrew and Florence Mae (Lemke) Welch, was born on November 30, 1921, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She moved to Harlan, Iowa, with her family in 1929, to assist in running the Lemke Dry Goods store. She attended Laurel Elementary School and Harlan High School, graduating with the Class of 1939. Betty studied Normal Training at the Iowa Teachers College (University of Northern Iowa) in Cedar Falls, Iowa. On April 28, 1944, she married Glenn Wilson Zimmerman in Harlan. In addition to raising her three children, Betty taught country school and worked in the school system for 30 years. She was head caterer at Mickel's Restaurant for 35 years. She retired in 1988. Betty became a resident of the Elm Crest Retirement Community on December 20, 2001.


Betty was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, the Priscillas Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Myrtue Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was also active at the Harlan Senior Center. Betty enjoyed helping others, making crafts, and baking cakes for weddings and other special occasions. She also liked to paint, crochet, and play cards.

Betty J. Zimmerman died on Tuesday, November 2, 2004, at the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan, Iowa, at the age of 82 years, 11 months, and 3 days.

Preceding Betty in death were her parents and two sisters, Grace Sleister and Marjorie Gaer. Survivors include her husband, Glenn Zimmerman of Harlan, Iowa; two sons, Jim (Rhonda) Zimmerman of Omaha, Nebraska, and Dick (Kim) Zimmerman of Cedar Falls, Iowa; one daughter, Carol (Steve) Sidwell of Cordova, Illinois; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, November 5, 2004, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Harlan, Iowa, with Rev. Donna Ewert officiating. Freda Boeck served as the organist. Casket bearers were Amy and Clint Jensen, Kelly Zimmerman and his fiancee, Amy Petersen, Rachelle and Grant Dess, Ryan Zimmerman, Steve Sidwell, and Verle Doonan. Burial was in the Harlan Cemetery in Harlan, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of the arrangements.



 

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