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Most of the following obituaries were initially posted by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs to the rootsweb.com message board for Shelby County, Iowa. They were completed by Denise Wurner.  Please use your find/search option in your browser to locate the obituary you are looking for.

Obituaries follow in alpha order on the following:

Albon, Mary L.
Anderson, Ward Kenneth
Andresen, Betty Ann
Arentsen, Maxine Ann
Argotsinger, Marilyn
Auen, Eileen May (Hauschlidt) Strong
Bartlett, Elizabeth Betty (Chamberlin)
Bauer, Betty Lou
Baughman, Harold Blair
Blakely, Erma E.
Blakenship, Keith W.
Blum, Michael J.
Boeck, Richard
Campbell, Edna Grace
Campbell, Floyd A.
Cave, Merle LeRoy
Chrisiansen, Paul Jurgen
Clark, Howard
Clark, Donna Mae (Yonts)
Clyde, Terry Ray
Coenen, Paul F.
Collins, Michael Benjamin
Corey, Jean
Curry, Virginia (Kral)
Davis, Lorraine Alice
Eckermann, August Gus Joseph
Eggers, Homer
English, Robert
Ewoldt, Stanley Edward
Ferris, Jerry
Finken, Eulalia R. Lolly
Finken, Wally
Flagge, Jeanette Louise (Jaacks)
Frazier, N. Irene
Gates, Marie P.
Greenstreet, Kermit
Grell, Mathaus (Matt) J.
Gross, Delores Marie Elizabeth
Grote, Loretta M.
Guenther, Joseph
Hall, Leota E.
Hammes, Leonard A. Jr.
Hansen, Dennis Raymond
Hansen, Edward
Hast, Russell Louis
Hawk, Rita F. (Koesters) Kohles
Healy, Mary A.
Heese, Francis H.
Hinz, Janet Margaret (Bickett)
Hulsebus, Cy K.
Hulsebus, JoAnn Mae (Harter)
Hummel, Phillip Kaye
Jacobsen, Melton C.
Jensen, Otis
Jensen, Wayne
Johnson, William A.
Johnston, Richard
Jones, Regina May (Brummer)
Jors, Michael J.
Kelley, Claire Yvonne (Thiles)
Kelly, Catherine Ann (Lilly)
Kemmish, Herma Lucille
Knudsen, Richard
Koester, Alvin Oscar Rudolph
Kohles, Ron
Kohorst, Louella
Krohnke, Howard
Larson, John Wesley
Lengemann, Clarice H.
Long, Irene (Plagman)
Mardesen, Ross Hansen
McDermott, Jerald Jed L.
McElwain, Inez Marie
Meiners, Elaine
Messenger, Virginia
Miller, Denise Marie
Miller, Dorothy M.
Mullen, Donna Claire (Terwilleger)
Myer, Arthur E. Jack
Ossenkop, Ruth
Oviatt, G. Joan
Pedersen, Dr. Paul David
Perry, Patricia Book, Ph. D.
Peters, Georgene E.
Petersen, Glenn Franklin
Query, John Henry Jr.
Rauterkus, Mary B.
Rewerts, George Arthur
Riesselman, Lucille Chistina (Leiting)
Rodman, Velma
Schaben, Lillian Kathryn (Kramer)
Scheuring, Vernon C.
Schlitz, Robert Leonard
Schmitz, Brenda (Reynolds)
Schmitz, Laura A.
Schwery, Lynn
Slaven, John F. Johnny
Smith, Mary Eileen (Moriarty)
Swenson, Sharon Kae (Buffum)
Thiles, E. Herbert
Thornhill, Ronald Ivan
Truitt, Orville Kenneth
Vetter, Amelia Caroline (Branning)
Voggesser, Paul M.
Weber, Franklin R.
Weihs, Jason Daniel
Wilson, Herma Lucille (Kemmish)
Wilwerding, Robert A.
Ziegler, Mark E. Ziggy
Zimmerman, Sadie Irene (Rock)



ALBON, MARY L.

Died July 9, 2011

Mary L. Albon Obit
Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 11 to July 13, 2011

Albon, Mary L. (McAndrews) (Cannella)
Mar 8, 1928 - Jul 9, 2011

Age 83. Born in Portsmouth, IA. Preceded in death by husbands, John. J. Cannella Sr. and Ross K. Albon; parents, John Phillip and Mary Ellen (Queeney) McAndrews; brothers: Donald, Gerald, Felix, Dale, Jackie, Terrence and Neil; sisters, Mildred DiBiase (Bernard), Jean Szczepanowski (Joseph). Survived by sister, Carmen Leahy (Don); brother, William (special friend Cindy Nowak); sons: John J. Cannella, Jr. M.D. (Rose Ann), Robert T. Cannella (Nancy), William P. Cannella (Patty); daughter, Christine M. Cannella; stepchildren: Donald R. Albon (Sheila), Rosemary Moser (Thomas); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

VISITATION from 5pm Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86 St., with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, 10am, Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to Christ the King Educational Endowment Fund, Siena/Francis House, Creighton Preparatory School, Marian High School, or charity of your choice.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com

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Published in Omaha World-Herald from July 12 to July 13, 2011

Albon, Mary L. (McAndrews) (Cannella)
Mar 8, 1928 - Jul 9, 2011

Age 83. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, 10am, Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900

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ALBON, Mary L. (McAndrews) (Cannella), Mar 8, 1928 - Jul 9, 2011

Age 83. Born in Portsmouth, IA. Preceded in death by husbands, John. J. Cannella Sr. and Ross K. Albon; parents, John Phillip and Mary Ellen (Queeney) McAndrews; brothers: Donald, Gerald, Felix, Dale, Jackie, Terrence and Neil; sisters, Mildred DiBiase (Bernard), Jean Szczepanowski (Joseph). Survived by sister, Carmen Leahy (Don); brother, William (special friend Cindy Nowak); sons: John J. Cannella, Jr. M.D. (Rose Ann), Robert T. Cannella (Nancy), William P. Cannella (Patty); daughter, Christine M. Cannella; stepchildren: Donald R. Albon (Sheila), Rosemary Moser (Thomas); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

VISITATION from 5pm Tuesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86 St., with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, 10am, Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Christ the King Educational Endowment Fund, Siena/Francis House, Creighton Preparatory School, Marian High School, or charity of your choice.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER
Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com

ANDERSON, WARD KENNETH

Died July 22, 2011

Ward Kenneth Anderson Obit

Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from July 25, 2011

Ward Kenneth Anderson, 86 of Battle Creek, formerly of Kiron and Denison, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Willow Dale Wellness Center in Battle Creek.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Monday July 25, at the First Baptist Church in Kiron.

Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 28, at the Opstead Baptist Cemetery in Isle, Minnesota.

The Pfannbecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Anderson of Battle Creek; one daughter, Carolyn Lauxman of Alva, Oklahoma; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Anderson; two step-sons Richard Anderson of Denison and Roger Anderson of Ida Grove; five step-grandchildren; and 10 step-great grandchildren.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from August 4, 2011

Ward Kenneth Anderson was born at Isle, Minnesota, April 10, 1925, the son of Eric and Hulda Biostrom Anderson. He was raised in Mille Lacs County, receiving his elementary education in the Eastwood Grade School. He then attended Aitken High School for grades 9, 10, and 11 before graduating from Marshall High School in Minneapolis in 1943. At age 14, Ward accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized in Mille Lacs Lake in 1939.

During World War II, from June of 1944 until receiving his honorable discharge in April of 1946, Ward served his country in the United States Army in Central Europe.

Following his discharge Ward returned home to Minnesota where he and his wife Irene were blessed with one daughter, Carolyn. During his early working years he was employed as a mechanic at Isle Motors, was a Greyhound bus driver and as a mechanic at Christenson Motors. In 1963, he began his 23 year Postmaster Career at the Waukon Post Office from which he retired in 1986. Irene died in 1984.

On May 24, 1986, Ward was united in marriage with Virginia Crawford Anderson in Kiron, Iowa. They made their home in Kiron, later moving to Denison, Iowa, and enjoyed spending many winters in Arizona. For the past few years Ward and Virginia made their home at the Willow Dale Wellness Center in Battle Creek, Iowa.

While residing in Minnesota he was an active member of the Isle Baptist Church where he served as treasurer and was a 15 year member of the Waukon Fire Department. After moving to Iowa he became a member of First Baptist Church in Kiron and was a member of the American Legion Post 383, Kiron, Iowa. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, solving crossword puzzles and playing games on the computer.

Ward died early Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Willow Dale Wellness Center in Battle Creek, Iowa, having been blessed with 86 years, 3 months and 12 days.

Including his parents, Eric and Hulda Anderson and his first wife, Irene, Ward was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jodie; one brother, Verne and one sister, Grace.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife, Virginia Anderson of Battle Creek, Iowa; one daughter, Carolyn and husband, Jerry Lauxman of Alva, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Brian and Kim; six great grandchildren; one brother, Jim Anderson; two step-sons and their wives, Richard and Catherine Anderson of Denison, Iowa, and Roger and Martha Anderson of Ida Grove, Iowa, five step-grandchildren, Clifton, Timothy, Travis, Russell and Ronnie; 10 step-great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Kiron, Iowa, with Pastor Bruce Kaihoi officiating. Music for the service was provided by soloist, Sue Kaihoi singing "Children of the Heavenly Father" and the congregation singing "He Hideth My Soul" and "How Great Thou Art", with Mrs. John W. Larson serving as pianist. Following the services the family invited everyone to join them in the church basement for fellowship and refreshments prepared and served by the First Baptist Church Social Committee. Graveside services and interment, with Pastor Perry Johnson officiating and Military Honors provided by the Isle Honor Guard, were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011, at the Opstead Baptist Cemetery in Isle, Minnesota. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home, www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

Pfannebecker Funeral Home, 1425 Broadway, Denison, Iowa 51442 712-263-4151

ANDRESEN, BETTY ANN

Died Aug. 21, 2011

Betty Ann Andresen Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from September 6 to September 13, 2011

Betty Ann Andresen, 65 of Lafayette, Colorado, died August 21 at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder, Colorado.

Graveside memorial services and inurnment will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements. There is no visitation.

Survivors include her husband, Dwight Andresen of Boulder, Colorado; one sister, Mary Caldwell of Midlothian, Texas; and one brother, Larry Hinricksen of Denison.

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Graveside Memorial Services and Inurnment for 65 year old Betty Ann Andresen of Lafayette, CO, will be held 11am on Saturday, September 10th at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Betty passed away Sunday, August 21st at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder, CO. Survivors include her husband Dwight Andresen of Boulder, CO; one sister Mary (Thomas) Caldwell of Midlothian, TX; one brother Larry Hinricksen of Denison; 1 niece Michelle Caldwell, 1 nephew Michael Caldwell both of Midlothian, TX, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

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Betty Ann Andresen
Born: 7/21/1946
Died: 8/21/2011

Services: Graveside Memorial Services at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 10, 2011, at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens, Denison, Iowa.

Visitation: No visitation.

Memorials: Donor Choice

Cemetery: Crawford Heights Memory Gardens, Denison, Iowa

Betty Ann Andresen was born at Denison, Iowa, July 21, 1946, the daughter of Louis A. and Margaret Hoemann Hinricksen. She was received into God's Kingdom of Grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison August 25, 1946 and confirmed in her Christian Faith there March 26, 1961. She was raised on the farm near Denison and received her education in the Denison Schools from which she graduated high school with the class of 1964. Following high school she furthered her education at a business school.

On January 13, 1967, Betty was united in marriage with Dwight Andresen at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. They made their home briefly in Denison before moving to California. They later resided in Oregon for ten years moving to Lafayette, Colorado in 1979. Retiring in 2009, Betty was employed for thirty years at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder, Colorado.

In her spare time she enjoyed plastic canvassing, knitting, crocheting, playing the organ and spending time with family and friends.

She was a member of Eternal Savior Lutheran Church in Lafayette, Colorado, her church choir and their Quilt Makers Club. She also enjoyed her membership in the Lafayette Can Do Committee.

Betty died August 21, 2011, at Frasier Meadows Retirement Community in Boulder, Colorado. At the time of her death she had been blessed with 65years and one month.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Margaret Hinricksen and one brother, Robert Lee Hinricksen.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include her husband, Dwight Andresen of Boulder, Colorado, one sister, Mary and husband, Thomas Caldwell of Midlothian, Texas, one brother, Larry Hinricksen of Denison, Iowa, one niece, Michelle Caldwell, one nephew, Michael Caldwell both of Midlothian, Texas, aunts and uncles: Helen Hester, Don and Fola Hoemann, Bonnie and Harold Segebart and Joan Hoemann all of Denison, Iowa, other relatives and friends.

ARENTSEN, MAXINE ANN

Died July 24, 2011

Maxine Ann Arentsen Obit
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Obituaries July 25th, 2011 by Brett Johnson

MAXINE ANN ARENTSEN, 93, of Avoca, and formerly Shelby, died on Sunday, July 24th at the Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center in Avoca. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29th at 1:30 PM the Pauly Jones Funeral Home in Avoca.

Inurnment will be at a later date at the Layton Township Cemetery in Walnut.

MAXINE ANN ARENTSEN is survived by:
Daughter: Joyce (Mark White) Jensen of Council Bluffs
3 sons: Gary (Theresa) Arentsen of Kearney, Nebraska; Duane (Kenda) Arentsen of Lowell, Arkansas; Dennis Arentsen of Shelby
8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and other friends and relatives

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Funeral services for 93 year old Maxine Ann Arentsen of Avoca, formerly of Shelby, will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, July 29th at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca. Burial will be in the Layton Township Cemetery in Walnut at a later date. She passed away on Sunday, July 24th at Mercy Hospital. Survivors include her children: Joyce Jensen (fiancé, Mark White) of Council Bluffs; Gary (Theresa) Arentsen of Kearney, NE; Duane (Kenda) Arentsen of Lowell, AR; Dennis Arentsen of Shelby; 1 sister-in-law Blanche Pedersen of Omaha, NE; 8 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca is in charge of arrangements.

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http://www.pauleyjones.com/Obituaries.htm

Arrangements and Services For
Maxine A. Arentsen - 93
Who Died On Sunday, July 24, 2011

No Public Visitation

Funeral Service
Friday, July 29, 2011
1:30 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Avoca, Iowa

Inurnment
Will be held at a later date
Layton Township Cemetery
Walnut, Iowa

She is survived by her children: Joyce Jensen and her fiancé Mark White of Council Bluffs, IA, Gary (Theresa) Arentsen of Kearney, NE, Duane (Kenda) Arentsen of Lowell, AR, and Dennis Arentsen of Shelby, IA; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Blanche Pedersen of Omaha, NE

Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Avoca
is in charge of arrangements
343-2453 or (800) 447-2588

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Maxine A. Arentsen - 93

Maxine Ann Arentsen, daughter of Peter and Alma (Schlicht) Pedersen, was born on May 5, 1918 in rural Avoca, Iowa. She attended school in Shelby and graduated from Shelby High School.

On September 24, 1942, Maxine was united in marriage to Burton Arentsen in Papillion, Nebraska. Four children were born to this union: Joyce, Gary, Duane and Dennis.

Maxine was a dedicated mother and housewife. She enjoyed spending time with her children and after they had moved out of their childhood home, she then worked in the kitchen for the Shelby school. She worked at the school until her retirement in 1980.

Maxine loved to dance, especially to polka and big band music. She enjoyed spending time outdoors and working with her flowers.

She joined Salem Lutheran Homes in Elk Horn, Iowa in December of 2010 before joining Avoca Nursing and Rehab Center in March of 2011. She died at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 24, 2011 having attained the age of ninety-three years, two months and nineteen days. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Burton Arentsen; brother, Arnold Pedersen; and two grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Joyce Jensen and her fiancé Mark White of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Gary Arentsen and his wife Theresa of Kearney, Nebraska, Duane Arentsen and his wife Kenda of Lowell, Arkansas, and Dennis Arentsen of Shelby, Iowa; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Blanche Pedersen of Omaha, Nebraska; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Pastor Dennis Reich officiated the 1:30 PM funeral service at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca, Iowa on Friday, July 29, 2011. Inurnment will be held at Layton Township Cemetery in Walnut, Iowa at a later date.



ARGOTSINGER, MARILYN

Died Sept. 7, 2011
Marilyn Argotsinger Obit
Published in Des Moines Register on September 8, 2011

Marilyn Argotsinger, Denison, died 09-07-2011.

Arrangements: Pfannebecker Funeral Home.

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Marilyn Beth Argotsinger
Born: 5/21/1929
Died: 9/7/2011

Services: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, Denison, Iowa.

Visitation: From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2011, at Pfannebecker Funeral Home, Denison, Iowa.

Memorials: McHenry House, Denison, Iowa

Cemetery: Dow City Cemetery, Dow City, Iowa

Survivors include her husband, Wendell Argotsinger of Denison, Iowa, two sons: Terry Argotsinger and wife, Barb of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Dean Argotsinger and wife, Beth of Denison, Iowa; six grandchildren: Kimberly and husband, Randy Juhl of Adams, Minnesota, Corinne and husband, Travis Mattson of Ames, Iowa, Katy and husband, Eric Fassnacht of Cleveland, Ohio, Eric Argotsinger of Ames, Iowa, Lori and husband, Brian Jones of Westminster, Colorado and Keri and husband, Aric Zimmer of Council Bluffs, Iowa; six great grandchildren: Alex, Ellie, Owen, Connor, Quinton and Clara; one brother, James Winey and wife, Karen of North Oaks, Minnesota; one sister, Barbara and husband John Willey of Belgrade, Maine; sister-in-law, Colleen Winey of Atlantic, Iowa; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Beverly and Merle Dumdei of Carnavan, Iowa, and Vera and Roland Talcott of Kiron, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from September 8 to September 15, 2011

Marilyn Beth Argotsinger, 82 of Denison, died Wednesday, September 7, at the Reed House in Denison.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 10, at the First United Methodist Church in Denison with burial at the Dow City Cemetery.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, September 9.

Survivors include her husband, Wendell Argotsinger of Denison; two sons, Terry Argotsinger of Storm Lake and Dean Argotsinger of Denison; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, James Winey of North Oaks, Minnesota; and one sister, Barbara Willey of Belgrade, Maine.

A memorial has been established to the McHenry House in Denison.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from September 15 to October 15, 2011

Marilyn Beth Argotsinger was born on a farm in Goodrich Township, Crawford County, Iowa, May 21, 1929, the daughter of Eldridge and Virgil Marie Darling Winey. During her formative years the family moved to Deloit where she received her education graduating from the Deloit High School with the class of 1946. She then furthered her education at Business School in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating in 1947.

On March 30, 1949, Marilyn was united in marriage with Wendell Argotsinger in Maryville, Missouri. Their union was blessed with two sons, Terry and Dean.

They made their home briefly on a farm in Milford Township before moving to the E.A. Norelius Farm at Kiron, Iowa, where they resided for fifteen years. In 1966, Wendell and Marilyn purchased their present farm north of Denison. In addition to being a busy farmwife and mother, Marilyn was employed as a secretary for E.A. Norelius Law Office in Denison, Denison Community Schools and for the County Superintendent, Dr. Coen, and was a Census Supervisor for Crawford County.

In her spare time she enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, cooking, reading, antiquing and attending auctions where she was often consulted for her knowledge of antiques by area professionals. Marilyn loved music, playing the piano, listening to music, especially the violin, and music that was provided by her grandchildren.

She was a long time member of the Deloit Methodist Church and, upon its' closing, transferred her membership to First United Methodist Church in Denison and was a charter member of the McHenry House in Denison.

Marilyn died Wednesday morning, September 7, 2011, at the Reed House in Denison, Iowa, where she had resided since February of this year. At the time of her death she had been blessed with 82 years, 3 months and 16 days.

In addition to her parents, Eldridge and Virgil Winey, Marilyn was also preceded in death by one brother, Kay Winey.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include her husband, Wendell Argotsinger of Denison, Iowa, two sons: Terry Argotsinger and wife, Barb of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Dean Argotsinger and wife, Beth of Denison, Iowa; six grandchildren: Kimberly and husband, Randy Juhl of Adams, Minnesota, Corinne and husband, Travis Mattson of Ames, Iowa, Katy and husband, Eric Fassnacht of Cleveland, Ohio, Eric Argotsinger of Grimes, Iowa, Lori and husband, Brian Jones of Westminster, Colorado and Keri and husband, Aric Zimmer of Council Bluffs, Iowa; six great grandchildren: Alex, Ellie, Owen, Connor, Quinton and Clara, and another great grandson due in October; one brother, James Winey and wife, Karen of North Oaks, Minnesota; one sister, Barbara and husband John Willey of Belgrade, Maine; sister-in-law, Colleen Winey of Atlantic, Iowa; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Beverly and Merle Dumdei of Carnavan, Iowa, and Vera and Roland Talcott of Kiron, Iowa; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church, Denison, Iowa, with the Rev. Alberta Ervin officiating and Eric Argotsinger as Eulogist. Music for the service included two vocal solo selections, "Annie's Song" and "On Eagles' Wings", with her granddaughter, Katy Fassnacht as soloist accompanied by violinist, Dr. Rose Mary Mason. Congregational hymns were "Abide With Me" and "Morning Has Broken" with Patti Bekkerus as accompanist. Pallbearers included Eric Argotsinger, Randy Juhl, Travis Mattson, Eric Fassnacht, Brian Jones and Aric Zimmer. Interment was at the Dow City Cemetery, Dow City, Iowa. Following the interment all were invited to return to the church and join the family in fellowship and a luncheon served by the United Methodist Women. For those wishing to honor Marilyn's memory monetarily, a memorial has been established to the McHenry House, Denison, Iowa. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home, www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

AUEN, EILEEN MAY (HAUSCHILDT) STRONG

Died July 11, 2011
Eileen May (Hauschildt) Strong Auen Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from August 4, 2011

Eileen May Auen was born May 15, 1928, the daughter of Theodore and Alverta Scheer Hauschildt. She passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 11, 2011, in Denison, Iowa, at the age of 83.

Eileen was born in Ute, Iowa, attending Danbury and Mapleton schools in her early education and high school in Ida Grove, Iowa. She managed the Farmland lunch room for five years, worked as a nurse's aid at Eventide, and managed the Sunrise Campground in Storm Lake, Iowa, for many summers. She was united in marriage to Maylen LaRue Strong and to this union two children were born, Barbara and Steven. After Maylen passed away, she later married Wallace Auen in Storm Lake, Iowa, on April 12, 1951. They were blessed with the birth of five children: Connie, Patty, Sandy, Jim, and Michael.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother that lived a happy life. She loved children and babysat for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Activities she enjoyed included quilting, board games, camping, ceramics, flower gardening, and traveling to Texas. She was a baseball fan and followed the Chicago Cubs. She even played baseball in Ida Grove in her earlier years. Antiquing, garage sales, and remodeling houses were other favorite pastimes of hers.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Maylen; two sons: Michael and Steven; and one sister, Betty. She is survived by her husband, Wallace; four daughters: Barbara; Connie and her husband, Randy; Patty and her husband Eddie; Sandy and her husband, Dave; and one son, Jim; sixteen grandchildren; twenty five great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one brother, Wilbur and his wife, Margery; four sisters: Leola; Deloris; Yvonne and her husband, Richard; and Joan, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held 2 P.M., Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Brother Bruce Cordero officiated the service and graveside rites held at Oakland Cemetery in Denison. Musical selections played included "Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound," "Miracle Of Life," "See Yourself When All Is New," and "He Will Call." Honorary pallbearers were Logan Volkmann, Drew Volkmann, Luke Volkmann, Lane Volkmann, Zhane Frazier, Chad Gurney, Sam Auen, Ben Auen, and Nic Auen. Serving as pallbearers were Andrew Volkmann, Joseph Hudspeth, Brandon Yarnell, Nathan Yarnell, Jesse Volkmann, and Wade Gurney. The family invited everyone to Cronk's for fellowship and lunch. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.

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BARTLETT, ELIZABETH "BETTY" (CHAMBERLIN)

Died Aug. 6, 2011

Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 9 to August 10, 2011

Bartlett, Elizabeth 'Betty' Sep 15, 1924 - Aug 6, 2011

Born in Vail, Iowa in her parent's home. Preceded in death by parents Goldie and Elmer Chamberlin and husband Ken. Survived by brother Ray Chamberlin and his wife Annabelle of Des Moines. Daughter Nancy of Council Bluffs, Son Mike and his wife Anne of Morson, Ontario. Grandchildren John, Matt, Molly and Kate. Great grandchild Kenneth. Betty was a charter member of the Carter Lake Presbyterian Church. She was manager at the Presbyterian book store for many years. She homesteaded with Ken their land in Canada in 1964 and was still active in the operation of their business, Red Wing Lodge, until this spring when several falls deteriorated her health.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held this fall. Any memorial donations can be made to the Carter Lake Presbyterian Church.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from August 25 to September 25, 2011

Betty (Chamberlin) Bartlett passed away on August 6, 2011 following a massive stroke. At the time of her death, she was in Mercy Hospice in Omaha. Her body was cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Betty was born in Vail, IA on September 15, 1924, the daughter of Elmer and Goldie Chamberlin. She graduated from Vail Public High School in 1942. After graduation, she worked for a short time in Omaha and then moved to California. It was there she met her husband, Kenneth Bartlett, who was serving as a gunner on a Navy plane. They were married on November 24, 1944. Some time after Kenneth was discharged from the service, they purchased property in the Lake of the Woods area, near Morson, Ontario, Canada, and there they developed a fishing resort. She and her son, Michael, operated the resort and each year Betty enjoyed looking forward to seeing her faithful customers return. She was an excellent cook and baker, a talent she learned from her mother who was a professional cook. For many years she prepared and served meals to her customers at the resort. During her winters in Carter Lake, she enjoyed baking cookies for her neighbors and friends at church. She was a member of the Carter Lake Presbyterian Church.

For several years during winter, she worked at the Presbyterian Book Store in Omaha. Betty was an avid reader of books and a pianist who truly enjoyed music. Putting puzzles together was one of her favorite pastimes.

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Nancy, in Council Bluffs, a son, Michael, in Morson, Ontario, 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandson and a brother, Ray Chamberlin, in Des Moines. Her husband, Kenneth, passed away in 1984.

BAUER, BETTY LOU

Died July 30, 2011
Betty Lou Bauer Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from August 4, 2011

Betty Lou Bauer, age 84, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Westside passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 5, 2011 at the Westside Cemetery near Westside, Iowa, with Dr. Craig Dohse officiating. The Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home of Carroll is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com Born on March 27, 1927 at the family farm in Carroll County, Iowa, she was the daughter of Louie (Christian Ludwig) and Emma (Lehmberg) Bauer. Betty attended an elementary one room rural school through the 8th grade and then transferred to Manning High School where she graduated Salutatorian of her class in 1944. She went on to enter nurses training at Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis graduating from there in 1948.

Betty worked as a registered nurse for 52 years. Her initial nursing position was with the Veteran Administration in Jefferson City, Missouri. She went on to various nursing positions in Chicago, Carroll, Bakersfield, CA, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Houston. She particularly enjoyed surgery and pain medicine. She also worked part-time as a nursing home supervisor in Santa Monica, CA.

Throughout her life Betty enjoyed traveling (which included a trip to the Soviet Union). Her hobbies included reading, games, and socializing with her friends. For many years she served her church as Treasurer and Financial Secretary.

Betty was influential in the lives of her family members and is survived by nephew and family Dr. Craig and Dr. Meredith Dohse, Meagan and Mercedes of Houston, as well as great nephews and their families, namely Shea, Katrina, and Connor Dohse,; Seth, Heather, Elijah, Emma, and Riley Dohse (all of Kingwood, TX); and Christian and Gabriella Dohse of Corpus Christi, TX.

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Betty Lou Bauer, age 84, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Westside passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 5, 2011 at the Westside Cemetery near Westside, Iowa, with Dr. Craig Dohse officiating. The Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home of Carroll is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family atwww.dahnandwoodhouse.com

Born on March 27, 1927 at the family farm in Carroll County, Iowa, she was the daughter of Louie (Christian Ludwig) and Emma (Lehmberg) Bauer. Betty attended an elementary one room rural school through the 8th grade and then transferred to Manning High School where she graduated Salutatorian of her class in 1944. She went on to enter nurses training at Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis graduating from there in 1948.

Betty worked as a registered nurse for 52 years. Her initial nursing position was with the Veteran Administration in Jefferson City, Missouri. She went on to various nursing positions in Chicago, Carroll, Bakersfield, CA, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Houston. She particularly enjoyed surgery and pain medicine. She also worked part-time as a nursing home supervisor in Santa Monica, CA.

Throughout her life Betty enjoyed traveling (which included a trip to the Soviet Union). Her hobbies included reading, games, and socializing with her friends. For many years she served her church as Treasurer and Financial Secretary.

Betty was influential in the lives of her family members and is survived by nephew and family Dr. Craig and Dr. Meredith Dohse, Meagan and Mercedes of Houston, as well as great nephews and their families, namely Shea, Katrina, and Connor Dohse,; Seth, Heather, Elijah, Emma, and Riley Dohse (all of Kingwood, TX); and Christian and Gabriella Dohse of Corpus Christi, TX.

BAUGHMAN, HAROLD BLAIR

Died Sept. 16, 2011
Harold Blair Baughman Obit
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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from September 19 to September 26, 2011

Harold Blair Baughman, 74 of Denison, died Friday, September 16, at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, the First United Methodist Church in Denison.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 20.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene Baughman, of Denison, Iowa; two children, Susan Hermann, of Manchester, and Tim Baughman, of Denison; three grandchildren; and three sisters, Donna Jean Allen, of Blue Springs, Missouri, Doris Swift, of Woodbine, and Arloe Talcott, of Independence, Missouri.

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Funeral services for 74 year old Harold Blair Baughman of Denison will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, September 21 at the First United Methodist Church in Denison. Harold passed away on Friday, September 16 at the Crawford County memorial Hospital in Denison. Survivors include his wife: Marlene Baughman of Denison; 2 children: Susan (Brock) Hermann of Manchester; and Tim (Alice) Baughman of Denison; 3 Grandchildren; 3 sisters; 1 sister-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 5 to 8pm on Tuesday, September 20.

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H. Blair Baughman

Born: 10/3/1936
Died: 9/16/2011

Services: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, Denison, Iowa.

Visitation: From 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Pfannebecker Funeral Home, Denison, Iowa

Memorials: Donor Choice

Cemetery: Private Family Burial at a later date.

Harold Blair Baughman was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, October 3, 1936, the son of Harold and Hellene McIntosh Baughman. The family resided in Dow City before moving to Denison when Blair was in the third grade where he completed his education graduating with the class of 1954. As an FFA member Blair had the honor of exhibiting the National Grand Champion Polled Hereford Steer at the American Royal in Kansas City. Following high school he worked for Fred Westcott showing Polled Hereford cattle.

On September 22, 1957, Blair was united in marriage with Marlene Crane at the United Presbyterian Church in Vail, Iowa. Their union was blessed with two children, Susan and Tim. They made their home in Denison before residing in different communities where he was employed by Polled Hereford Breeders. In 1963, he began his independent farming career, first on a farm north of Vail and then at Boyer and Deloit. In 1967 the Baughman family moved to their present farm home when Blair went into partnership with Fred Westcott, purchasing the farm in 1972. In addition to his farming career Blair was also employed at the ASCS office for a time and was a crop adjuster for 20 years, currently for Heartland Crop Insurance.

In his spare time he enjoyed supporting his children and grandchildren in their many activities and endeavors, watching sports, World War II history, reading, especially farming and crop articles, and attending auctions.

Blair was a lifetime volunteer and active participant in his church and community and will be fondly by his family and friends for his ever ready smile, gentleness, words of wisdom and gregarious laughter.
He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Vail and Denison where served as a Deacon and currently attended the Grace E-Free Church in Denison. Other past and present memberships include: Farm Service Co-op Board of Directors for 15 years; 4-H Leader of the Good Handy Helpers; Extension Council serving as chairman for two terms; Youth Committee; Beef and Sheep Superintendent at the Crawford County Fair for many years; American Polled Hereford Association; Iowa Junior Polled Hereford Association Adult Leader; past member of the Vail Eastern Star and Masonic Lodges and was just recently inducted in the Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame.

Blair died Friday morning, September 16, 2011, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, having been blessed with 74 years, 11 months and 12 days.

Including his parents, Harold and Hellene Baughman, Blair was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, John Allen and William Blair.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife of nearly 54 years, Marlene Baughman of Denison, Iowa, two children and their spouses: Susan and Brock Hermann of Manchester, Iowa, and Tim and Alice Baughman of Denison, Iowa; three grandchildren: Aaron and Anna Baughman of Denison, Iowa, and Becca Hermann of Manchester, Iowa; three sisters: Donna Jean Allen of Blue Springs, Missouri, Doris and husband, Elmer Swift of Woodbine, Iowa, and Arloe and husband, Marvin Talcott of Independence, Missouri; sister-in-law, Nelda Blair of Vail, Iowa, Dewey Reis, considered by Blair, as the brother he never had; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

BLAKELY, ERMA E.

Died July 31, 2011
Erma E. Blakely Obit
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Graveside services for 90 year old Erma E. Blakely of Cranston, RI will be held on Friday, August 5 at 11 AM in the Harlan Cemetery. Erma is survived by 1 son - Paul (Madelon) Gauer of Sun City, AZ, 1 daughter Pamela (William) Saunders of Cranston, RI, and 2 grandsons. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements where friends may call on Friday, August 5 from 9 to 11 AM.

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August 2nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ERMA E. BLAKELY, 90, of Cranston, RI, died Sun., July 31st, in Warwick, RI. Graveside services for ERMA BLAKELY will be held on Fri., Aug 5th, at 11-a.m., in the Harlan Cemetery. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Fri., Aug 5th, from 9-to 11-am.

ERMA BLAKELY is survived by:
Her son - Paul (Madelon) Gauer, of Sun City, Az.
Her daughter - Pamela (William) Sanders, of Cranston, RI.
2 grandsons

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Visitation date: Friday, Aug 5, 2011
Visitation time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Visitation location: Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home; 1401 Garfield Avenue, Harlan,IA

Service date: Friday, Aug 5, 2011
Service time: 11:00 AM
Service location: Harlan Cemetery, Harlan,IA

Service comments: Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Harlan, Iowa.

Erma Edna (Wilkinson) Blakely
December 8, 1920 - July 31, 2011

Erma Edna Wilkinson Gauer Blakely, the daughter of Elmer and Rosetta (Cook) Wilkinson, was born in Mazon, Illinois, on December 8, 1920. She graduated from Mazon High School with the class of 1938. Erma married Rev. Wilbert P. Gauer on June 26, 1940, in Davenport, Iowa; they had two children, Paul and Pamela.

After Wilbert's death on May 4, 1968, in Guthrie Center, Iowa, Erma and her daughter bought a house in Harlan, Iowa. Erma was capped as a licensed practical nurse from the School of Practical Nursing from Iowa Western Community College on October 5, 1969. She was employed at the Holiday Buffet, Variety Distributors, and the Golden Rule Store in Harlan.

Erma married H. Deane Blakely in Harlan, Iowa, on May 23, 1970. The Blakelys moved to Rhode Island in February 2003, to live with her daughter and son-in-law. Mr. Blakely passed away on December 6, 2003, in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Erma E. Blakely died on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island. She had reached the age of 90 years, 7 months, and 23 days.

Erma was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Thelma Misener; and her husbands, Rev. Wilbert P. Gauer and H. Deane Blakely. She is survived by her son, Paul (Madelon) Gauer of Sun City, Arizona; her daughter, Pamela (William) Sanders of Cranston, Rhode Island; and two grandsons, David (Stephanie) Gauer and Matthew (Dawn) Sanders.

Graveside services were held on Friday, August 5, 2011, at the Harlan Cemetery, Harlan, Iowa, with Rev. Darwin Moore of the First United Methodist Church, Harlan, Iowa, officiating. Casket bearers were Erma's loving family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Harlan United Methodist Church, Harlan, Iowa. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

BLANKENSHIP, KEITH W.

Died Aug. 15, 2011
Keith W. Blankenship Obit
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Arrangements and Services For
Keith W. Blankenship - Age 84
Who Died On - Monday, August 15, 2011

Visitation
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Times will be announced
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Friday, August 19, 2011
11:00 AM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Harlan Cemetery
Harlan, Iowa

Keith is survived by his daughter Linda (Tom) Duncan of LeMars, IA; 2 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters Ione (Penny) Erickson of Golden, CO and Loma (Bill) Pelant of Bennington, NE; and brother Duane Blankenship of Pender, NE

For further information contact
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
at 755-3135 or 1-800-831-6805

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Keith William Blankenship was born on July 31, 1927 in Panama, Nebraska, to Roy and Rachel (Bolin) Blankenship. He was baptized at United Brother Methodist Church in Panama.

On March 27, 1945, Keith enlisted in the United States Navy. He completed basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois before going to San Diego, California, and on to the Asian Pacific. He was honorably discharged on July 8, 1946.

After his military service, he was a florist, a baker, a cook, a farmer, and a mechanic owning a filling station before he became a journeyman and went to work for the Omaha Public Power District. His hard work and strong work ethic made him a good boss and a heck of a foreman. He retired from OPPD after forty years as an electrician. Keith was a member of the Electrician's Union and the Blair Eagles.

He was a great handyman, helping anyone he could and he could do just about anything. He enjoyed fishing, Husker football, and wood working. He was an excellent swimmer. In fact, while in the military, he swam from his boat to another boat to see his brother. Unfortunately, he was considered AWOL and ended up with many days of KP duty as a result. He was a devoted husband to Neva until her death in 1998 and tremendously loyal to his friends.

Keith died at his home on Monday, August 15, 2011, having attained the age of eighty-four years and fifteen days. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Neva, and his brothers Ed and Russell.

He is survived by his daughter Linda and her husband Tom Duncan of LeMars, Iowa; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother Duane Blankenship of Pender, Nebraska; sisters Ione "Penny" Erickson of Golden, Colorado, and Loma and her husband Bill Pilant of Bennington, Nebraska; two step-sons Mark and Todd Anderson and their families; friends Kathy Conety of Decatur, Nebraska, Pat Schmidt of Harlan, Tom and Robin Powers of rural Harlan, Mick and Angie Johnston and family of Harlan; other family members and friends.

Pastor Darwin Moore officiated the 11:00 AM funeral service on Friday, August 19, 2011 at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa. Serving as casket bearers were Mick Johnston, Scott Gallagher, Dirk Johnston, Tom Wilbanks, Bob Gallagher, and Tom Powers. Military Rites were conducted by Shelby County VFW Post No. 941 and Harlan American Legion Helmer Reyelt Post No. 150 at the Harlan Cemetery.

BLUM, MICHAEL J.

Died July 8, 2011
Michael J. Blum Obit

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Obituaries July 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

MICHAEL J. BLUM, 81, of Harlan, died Fri., July 8th, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. A Mass of Christian Burial service for MICHAEL BLUM will be held 10:30-a.m. Mon., July 11th, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation will take place at the funeral home from Noon until 9-pm on Sun. (7/10), where the family will greet friends from 4-8pm, a Rosary is at 3:30-pm, & a Wake service begins at 7-p.m.
Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

MICHAEL BLUM is survived by:
His sons - Bob (Nancy) Blum, of Malvern; Mike (Cindy) Blum, of Harlan; Rick (Michelle) Blum, of Beatrice, NE; Tom (Becky) Blum, of Grimes; & Dave (Chris) Blum, of Glenwood.
His daughters - Diane (Tom) Garrison, of Omaha; & Julie (Larry) Anderson, of Red Oak.
20 grandchildren, & 5 great-grandchildren

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Arrangements and Services For
Michael J. Blum - Age 81
Who died on Friday, July 8, 2011

Visitation
Sunday, July 10, 2011
12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Sunday, July 10, 2011
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Rosary
Sunday, July 10, 2011
3:30 PM

Wake Service
Sunday, July 10, 2011
7:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, July 11, 2011
10:30 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Harlan, Iowa

Interment
St. Mary's Cemetery
Panama, Iowa

Michael is survived by his wife Theresa Blum of Harlan, IA; children: Diane (Tom) Garrison of Omaha, NE, Bob (Nancy) Blum of Malvern, IA, Mike (Cindy) Blum of Harlan, Tom (Becky) Blum of Grimes, IA, July (Larry) Anderson of Red Oak, IA, Dick (Michelle) Blum of Beatrice, NE, and Dave (Chris) Blum of Glenwood (IA); 20 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

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Michael J. Blum - Age 81

Michael Junior Blum, son of Mike and Gertrude (Nollen) Blum, was born on July 5, 1930 in Panama, Iowa. He attended St. Mary's Catholic school in Panama and graduated with the class of 1948.

Mike Jr. served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 until he was honorably discharged in 1954. He served in the Korean War as a communications specialist for two years before his return to Panama, Iowa. He married Theresa Marie Springman on February 7, 1956 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Portsmouth and eight children were born to this union: Diane, Bob, Mike, Theresa, Tom, Julie, Rick and Dave.

Mike farmed outside of Panama with his family for thirty-five years. Mike and Theresa moved to Harlan in 1991 and became members of St. Michael's Catholic Church. He worked for the Job Corp in Denison before he went on to drive a school bus for the Harlan Community School District for the next five years.

Mike was a long-time 4-H leader and coached many little leagues baseball games. He was a lifelong baseball fan for the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed listening to longtime radio broadcaster Jack Buck. His other hobbies include playing cards and quarters with his grandchildren. He also loved to watch his children and grandchildren play sports.

Mike died at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa on Friday, July 8, 2011 having attained the age of eighty-one years and three days. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Helen Sternberg, Millie Chamberlain, Sally Finken and Bernie Leuschen, and daughter Theresa.

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Theresa Blum of Harlan, Iowa; his children: Diane and her husband Tom Garrison of Omaha, Nebraska, Bob Blum and his wife Nancy of Malvern, Iowa, Mike Blum and his wife Cindy of Harlan, Tom Blum and his wife Becky of Grimes, Iowa, Julie and her husband Larry Anderson of Red Oak, Iowa, Rick Blum and his wife Michele of Beatrice, Nebraska, and Dave Blum and his wife Chris of Glenwood, Iowa; twenty grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Rev. John Frost celebrated the 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, July 11, 2011, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. Honorary casket bearers were Larry Anderson, Tom Garrison, Steven Blum, Dylan Anderson, Cooper Blum, Andrew Blum, Wyatt Blum, Ryan Blum, and David Hendrix. Serving as casket bearers were Bob Blum, Mike Blum, Tom Blum, Rick Blum, and Dave Blum. Military Rites were provided by the American Legion Post No. 601 at St. Mary's Cemetery in Panama, Iowa.

BOECK, RICHARD

Died July 10, 2011
Richard Boeck Obit
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Memorial Services for 82 year old Richard Boeck of Denison will be held at 10:30am on Wednesday, July 13th, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison with private inurnment at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison with private inurnment at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. He passed away on Sunday at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison. Survivors include his wife, Joleen of Denison; two daughters: Nicolette Merrell (Dan) of Bella Vista, Arkansas; and Stephanie Osler (Jeff) of Omaha; three grandchildren, 1 sister, and many other relatives and friends. Friends may call from 9:30am until service time on Wednesday, July 13th, at the Zion Lutheran Church. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of the arrangements.

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Remembering Richard Boeck

Visitation Date/Time
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.

Visitation Location
Zion Lutheran Church Denison, Iowa 51442
Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 10:30 A.M.

Service Location
Zion Lutheran Church Denison, Iowa 51442

Richard Oliver Boeck was born February 3, 1929, the adopted son of Oliver (Ike) and Else Petersen Boeck. He passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, at the age of eighty two.

Richard was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and baptized February 5, 1929. He began school at Carroll Public Schools in Carroll, Iowa, until his family moved to Denison in 1936. He then continued his education at Zion Lutheran School until 8th grade, and was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison on April 25, 1943. He graduated from Denison High School with the class of 1947. He attended Valparaiso University on an athletic scholarship, graduating with a B.A. degree in June 1951. Richard was united in marriage to Joleen Lafrenz on July 20, 1950. The couple was blessed with the birth of three children.

He was employed at GMAC in Des Moines, Iowa. They moved to Denison in April 1954, and he became business manager of Denison Auto Company, the Chevrolet-Buick Dealer. Richard and his father purchased Denison Auto Company in February 1956 and then Richard purchased his father's share of the business in 1967. In 1968 he purchased Smith Motor Supply (NAPA). He sold Denison Auto in 1972 and Smith Motor Supply in 1986. He started Crawford County Ambulance service in 1965 which later became a service of the Crawford County Hospital. In 1974 he started Boeck Abstracting and later sold it to McHenry Miller Abstracting. He was an original member of Denison's Planning and Zoning Commission, served as trustee of Denison Municipal Utilities for 18 years, County Iowa Auto Dealers Association director, member of Chevrolet of Des Moines Zone Planning Committee and Buick K.C. Zone Planning Committee, one of the original founders of Midwestern College and Chairman of the Board of Directors, a member of the Denison Chamber of Commerce, served as Vice-President of Crawford County Development Corporation, and Chairman of the Community Chest. He was a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church in Dension and had been a voting member since 1955, served as an usher, treasurer, teller, and taught Sunday School and Bible Class for 15 years.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Doug; and one sister, Shirley and her husband, Arlen. He is survived by his wife, Joleen; two daughters: Nicolette and her husband, Dan; and Stephanie and her husband, Jeff; three grandchildren: Jennifer, Alyssa, and Tracy; one sister, Jane and her husband, Jim; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

CAMPBELL, EDNA GRACE

Died July 25, 2011
Edna Grace Campbell Obit
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Obituaries July 26th, 2011 by Brett Johnson

EDNA GRACE CAMPBELL, 97, of Irwin died on Monday, July 25th at the Reed House. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 28th at 10:30 AM at the United Methodist Church in Irwin.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 27th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Pauly Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

EDNA GRACE CAMPBELL is survived by:
2 sons: Marvin (Mary Kay) Campbell of Denison and Larry (Peaches) Campbell of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
Sister: Alice (Marcus) Kuhl of Denison
7 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren

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Funeral Services for 97 year old Edna Grace Campbell of Denison will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, July 28th at the United Methodist Church in Irwin with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Irwin. Edna passed away on Monday, July 25th at the Reed House. Survivors include 2 sons: Marvin (Mary Kay) Campbell of Denison and Larry (Peaches) Campbell of Dakota Dunes, SD; 1 sister: Alice (Marcus) Kuhl of Denison; 7 Grandchildren; 4 Step-Grandchildren; and 3 Great-Grandchildren. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements and Services For
Edna Grace Campbell - 97
Who Died On Monday, Jul 25, 2011

Visitation
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Thursday, July 28, 2011
10:30 A.M.
Irwin United Methodist Church
Irwin, Iowa

Interment
Oak Hill Cemetery
Irwin, Iowa

She is survived by her sons: Marvin (Mary Kay) Campbell of Denison, Iowa and Larry (Reta) Campbell of Dakota Dunes, SD; and her sister, Alice (Marcus) Kuhl of Denison, IA

Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
is in charge of arrangements
755-3135 or (800) 831-6805

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Edna Grace Campbell - Age 97
Edna Grace Campbell was born on April 22, 1914 to George and Mamie (Frank) Gawley on a farm east of Irwin. She grew up on the family farm in Jefferson Township. Attending elementary school in Jefferson Township No. 8. She then went to Irwin for two years, then to Harlan graduating from Normal Training in 1931. She taught five years in Greely and Jefferson Twp., walking eight hours to and from school. On January 11, 1939 she was united in marriage to Howard Campbell in Denison, Iowa. Two children were born to this union Marvin and Larry.
They began their life on the farm she lived on for 71 years. Edna enjoyed helping on the farm, gardening, cooking, planting flowers, sewing, playing cards with her grandchildren, and card clubs. She belonged to Canasta Club for over sixty years.
She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Irwin and a member of the W.S.C.S, holding many offices. In 1982 she received the special recognition pin. Edna loved to travel and just get in the car and go for a drive.
After having heart surgery and a stroke she was in the Denison Care Center for a short time, later on she decided to move to Irwin. In 2010 she moved to the Reed House in Denison.
Edna died on July 25, 2011 at the Reed House in Denison, Iowa, having attainted the age of ninety-seven years, three months, and three days. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers: George and John Gawley, and one sister: Lucy Borkowski.
She is survived by her two sons Marvin (Mary kay) Campbell of Denison, Iowa and Larry (Rita) Campbell of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; sister Alice (Marcus) Kuhl of Denison, Iowa; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Pastor Leila Blackburn officiated the 10:30 AM funeral service on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Irwin, Iowa. Serving as casket bearers were Marsha Bose, Tyson Campbell, Kim Brucks, Maimee Gomez, Mark Campbell, and Kent Campbell. Interment was held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Irwin, Iowa.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011

Edna Grace Campbell - Age 97

Edna died on July 25, 2011 at the Reed House in Denison, Iowa, having attainted the age of ninety-seven years, three months, and three days.

She is survived by her two sons Marvin (Mary Kay) Campbell of Denison, Iowa and Larry (Rita) Campbell of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; sister Alice (Marcus) Kuhl of Denison, Iowa; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Pastor Leila Blackburn officiated the 10:30 AM funeral service on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Irwin, Iowa. Serving as casket bearers were Marsha Bose, Tyson Campbell, Kim Brucks, Maimee Gomez, Mark Campbell, and Kent Campbell. Interment was held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Irwin, Iowa.

Pauley Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

CAMPBELL, FLOYD A.

Died July 28, 2011
Floyd A. Campbell Obit
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Obituaries July 29th, 2011 by Brett Johnson

FLOYD A. CAMPBELL, 89, of Defiance died on Thursday, July 28th at the Myrtue Memorial Hospital. Funeral services for FLOYD A. CAMPBELL will be held on Saturday, July 30th at 11:00 AM at the Burmeister-Johannson Funeral Home in Harlan. Burmeister-Johannson Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Friends may call from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 30th at the Burmeister-Johannson Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Irwin.

FLOYD A. CAMPBELL is survived by:
His nieces and nephews

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Floyd Arthur Campbell was born July 6, 1922 near Defiance, Iowa to James and Edith (Woods) Campbell. He attended Greeley number eight country school and graduated from the Irwin High School in 1939. Floyd farmed all his life while taking care of his parents. He also helped his uncle Milton measure all the farms in Greeley Township. Floyd took pride in the appearance of his farm.

Floyd died on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at the Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan at the age of 89 years and 22 days.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Maurice, Ralph and Howard Campbell; one sister, Edythe Campbell. He is survived by many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, with Rev. Leila Blackburn of the Irwin United Methodist Church officiating. Marge Ahrenholtz served as the organist. Casket bearers were Robert Ahrenholtz, Lyle Campbell, Larry Campbell, Marvin Campbell, Norman Campbell, Vernon Campbell, and Darrell Johnson. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Irwin, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

Hometown: Irwin, IA

Visitation date: Saturday, Jul 30, 2011
Visitation time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Visitation location: Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home; 1401 Garfield Avenue, Harlan,IA

Service date: Saturday, Jul 30, 2011
Service time: 11:00 AM
Service location: Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home; 1401 Garfield Avenue, Harlan,IA
Service comments: Burial is in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Irwin, Iowa.

CAVE, MERLE LEROY

Died Sept. 7, 2011
Merle Leroy Cave Obit
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WOODBINE, Iowa -- LeRoy Cave, 94, of Woodbine died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Community of Christ Church in Woodbine. Visitation will begin at noon Sunday, with the family present 4 to 6 p.m and a prayer service at 5:30 p.m., at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine.

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Published in Omaha World-Herald on September 11, 2011

Cave, Leroy
Age 94 - Sep 7, 2011

Survived by wife, Virginia Cave, Woodbine, IA; and 2 sons, Jim Cave and his wife Ginny, Logan, IA, and Jack Cave, Honolulu, HI.
MEMORIAL SERVICES 10:30am Monday, September 12, at Community of Christ Church, Woodbine, IA. VISITATION begins 12Noon Sunday, with family present 4-6pm at Funeral Home, and Prayer Service at 5:30pm. FOUTS FUNERAL HOME, Woodbine, IA 712.647.2221

www.foutsfuneralhome.com

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Leroy Cave

DIED: September 7, 2011
RESIDENCE: Woodbine, IA

Visitation
Sunday September 11
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street Woodbine, IA 51579

Family will receive friends
Sunday September 11
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street Woodbine, IA 51579

Memorial Service
Monday September 12
10:30 AM
Community of Christ
605 Weare Street Woodbine, IA 51579

Merle Leroy Cave was born August 14, 1917, in Persia, Iowa to Augusta "Gus" and Lora Leota (Hildreth) Cave. He grew up in the Persia area and graduated from Persia High School in 1935. He farmed with his parents and then moved to Pisgah and became a mechanic at McKinney Seabury Chevrolet Garage and also worked at Spooner Hardware in Pisgah. Leroy married Virginia Harmon on November 26, 1939, in Pisgah at Virginia's parents' home. They lived in the Pisgah area before moving to Avoca in 1950. He worked for Olsen Chevrolet in Avoca and in 1960 moved back to Persia and started Cave Repair Shop until 1967, then moved to Woodbine and started Boyer Valley Motors in Woodbine. In 1977, Leroy then went to work for REC and retired from there in 1988.

Leroy was a member of Community of Christ. He was a Priest, an Elder and a High Priest in the church. He was Counselor to the District President, District President for a few years and pastor in Persia, Logan and Woodbine as well as assistant pastor in Harlan. Leroy was a member of the Notables after he retired. He sang at many weddings and funerals. He served on the Woodbine's city council for six years.

Leroy died September 7, 2011, at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa at the age of 94 years and 24 days.

Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Robert Leroy Cave; three brothers, Alfred, Arthur, and Gussie Cave; three sisters, Viola Koll, Rose Martens, and Darlene Barnes. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Cave of Woodbine, Iowa; two sons, Jim Cave and his wife Ginny of Logan, Iowa and Jack Cave and Jeanette Caldeira of Honolulu, Hawaii; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial Service
10:30 am Monday, September 12, 2011
Community of Christ
Woodbine, Iowa

Clergy
Elder Eugene Sherer
Elder Noel Sherer

Musicians
Mrs. Merrill McElwain
Noel & Allison Sherer ~ "In the Garden"
Phil Lubbers ~ "How Great Thou Art"

Final Resting Place
Following the lunch
Spring Valley Cemetery
Moorhead, Iowa

CHRISTIANSEN, PAUL JURGEN

Died August 26, 2011
Paul Jurgen Christiansen Obit
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Sioux City Journal
Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DENISON, Iowa -- Paul J. Christiansen, 89, of Oklahoma City, Okla., formerly of Denison, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Quail Creek Nursing Home in Oklahoma City.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Charter Oak, Iowa. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.

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Funeral Services for 89 year old Paul J. Christiansen of Oklahoma City, OK formally of Denison, will he held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, August 31st at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison with Burial in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Charter Oak. Paul Christiansen passed way on Friday, August 26th at the Quail Creek Nursing Home in Oklahoma City, OK. Survivors include two sons: Paul (Josie) of Palacios, TX; Thomas (Lora) of Crescent, OK; one daughter: Cynthia of South Lyons, Michigan; one brother: LaVerne (Laverne) Christiansen of Denison; 2 stepsons: Wilbur (Diane) Wakefield of Rochester, MN; and Les (Pat) Wakefield of Herman, NE; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with many other relatives and friends. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call from 10am to 1pm Wednesday, August 31st, at the church before the service.

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Remembering Paul J. Christiansen

Visitation Date & Time: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Visitation Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1004 1st Avenue, South Denison, Iowa 51442
Service Date & Time: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 1 P.M.
Service Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 1004 1st Avenue, South Denison, Iowa 51442

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Paul J. Christiansen

Paul Jurgen Christiansen was born March 12, 1922, the son of Paul C. and Martha Koch Christiansen. He passed away on Friday, August 26, 2011, at the Quail Creek Nursing Home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at the age of eighty_nine.

Paul was born in Charter Oak, Iowa, and received his education in the Charter Oak Community Schools. He attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa. He worked his way from clerk to store manager for Safeway Grocery Stores in the locations of Denison, Fort Dodge, and Council Bluffs, Iowa; and Omaha and Blair, Nebraska. He was an Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) district representative from 1964_1967, but resigned and returned to work for Safeway, retiring in 1984.

Paul was drafted into the U.S. Army during WWII on December 28, 1942, and discharged on November 25, 1945, earning the following medals: Good Conduct; European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon; American Theater Service Ribbon; and the WWII Victory Ribbon. He was united in marriage to Betty Volmerhausen in Ellicott City, Maryland, on June 2, 1946, and to this union were born three children. He married Marjorie Wakefield in Blair, Nebraska, on September 15, 1978.

He was baptized in Christ on April 28, 1922, at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, and later confirmed there on April 5, 1936. He transferred to Trinity Lutheran Church in Blair, Nebraska, and then to Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa, after retirement. He was a member of the "We Go Campers," and "Wheelin' Sam's", Chapter of Good Sam's Camper's Club; and a permanent member of the American Legion Post 274 in Herman, Nebraska.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Betty, his second wife, Marjorie; and one brother Carol. Survivors include two sons: Paul H. and his wife, Josie; and Thomas and his wife, Lora; one daughter, Cynthia; one brother, LaVerne and his wife, Laverne; two stepsons: Wilbur and his wife, Diane; and Les and his wife, Pat; numerous grandchildren and great_grandchildren, leaving a legacy of five generations of the name Paul Christiansen; other relatives and friends.

CLARK, HOWARD

Died July 18, 2011
Howard Clark Obit
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Obituaries July 19th, 2011 by Jim Field

HOWARD CLARK, 85, of Irwin died Monday, July 18th at the Manilla Manor. Services for Howard Clark will be held Thursday, July 21st at 10:30 AM at the United Methodist Church in Irwin. Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla handling the arrangements.

Friends may call after 4:00 PM on Wednesday July 20th.

Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery near Irwin.

HOWARD CLARK is survived by:
Daughter: Jeanna Schechinger of Manilla
Son: Jim Clark of Manilla
Sister: Jean Landsman of Harlan
Brother: J. Lorren Clark of Council Bluffs
4 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren

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Funeral Services for 85 year old Howard Clark of Irwin are currently pending at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla. Mr. Clark passed away on Monday, July 18th at the Manilla Manor. Howard is survived by his daughter Jeanna Schechinger of Manilla, son Jim Clark of Manilla, Sister Jean Landsman of Harlan, brother J. Lorren Clark of Council Bluffs, 4 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. The Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla is in charge of arrangements.

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Howard D Clark
July 26, 1925 - July 18, 2011

Howard Dean, son of Homer DeWalter and Adda Beulah (Olson) Clark, was born July 26, 1925 in rural Iowa. He grew up on the family farm north east of Irwin. Howard attended rural school and then graduated from Irwin High School in 1942. After completing his education he worked with his dad and brother on the farm.

On February 20, 1949, Howard was united in marriage with Marianne Blackman by her brother Rev. Clarence Blackman. Two children were born to this union. The family made their home in the Irwin area eventually settling on the Clark family farm where Howard had grown up. Howard was a farmer and also engaged in local trucking.

Howard was a member of the Irwin United Methodist Church. He was very involved in the Greenridge Steam and Gas Antique Show over the years. He and his wife enjoyed music together and often jammed at local music festivals. He was an avid hunter of various game, enjoyed gardening, woodworking and other crafts.

Howard became a resident of the Manilla Manor Nursing Home in October of 2007 where he participated in many of the activities. His wife Marianne died on December 22, 2010 shortly after moving to the Manilla Manor. Howard's health started to deteriorate several months before his death on Monday, July 18, 2011, at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 22 days.

Preceding him in death are his wife and parents.

Howard is survived by his daughter Jeanna Schechinger (Jay) of Manilla; son James Clark (Cathy) of Manilla; four grandchildren: Toni Stork; Mark Rasmussen (fiancée Jennifer Bistline); Matt Clark (fiancée Kattie Arndt); Jami Madden (Jerod); step grandchildren Jacob and Laci Schechinger; seven great-grandchildren: Cale and Trenna Stork; Madison and Jaedan Rasmussen; Hannah and Connor Madden and Cassie Petersen; sister Jean Lansman of Harlan; brother J. Lorren Clark and friend Lorie of Council Bluffs; and very importantly, the staff at the Manilla Manor who had become like family to him.

Officiating
REVEREND LEILA BLACKBURN

Music
"PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND"
CONGREGATION
DADDY'S HAND”
RECORDING
RUTH ANN BARRY, ORGANIST

Casket Bearers
MARK RASMUSSEN
MATT CLARK
CALE STORK
JACOB SCHECHINGER
LARRY CLARK
DAN CLARK
JEROD MADDEN
JAEDAN RASMUSSEN

Facts
Born: July 26, 1925
Death: July 18, 2011
Guestbook

Visitation
Wednesday July 20, 2011, After 4:00 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Manilla

Funeral Service
Thursday July 21, 2011, 10:30 AM at United Methodist Church, Irwin

Interment to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery near Irwin.

CLARK, DONNA MAE (YONTS)

Died Sept. 8, 2011

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Donna Clark
DIED: September 8, 2011
RESIDENCE: Woodbine, IA

Visitation
Friday September 09
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street Woodbine, IA 51579

Graveside Service
Saturday September 10
2:00 PM
Soldier Valley Cemetery
Pisgah, IA 51564

Donna Mae Yonts Clark was born on March 24, 1922, in Dunlap, Iowa, to Franklin and Maud Mary Yonts. She attended Woodbine High School and Woodbine Normal School, and worked briefly as a school teacher in the local area. Donna married Velman Clark in 1941 and they farmed for a short time before moving to California in 1946 with their sons Roger (born in 1943), Dennis (1944) and Darwin (1945). The family returned to Iowa in 1950 where they continued farming. A fourth son, Roland, was born in 1955. Donna became a licensed practical nurse in the 1960s and served as Director of Nursing at Westmont Nursing Home in Logan.

In retirement Donna and Velman enjoyed camping, wood carving and time with grandchildren. Donna was a talented cook, quilter, painter and gardener, and she enjoyed collecting and restoring antiques, particularly rocking chairs. She loved the Christmas season and delighted in decorating her home, making treats and presents, and sharing the holiday with family and friends.

Donna died on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa at the age of 89 years, five months, and 15 days.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband Velman in 2008 and her son Roger in 2010. She spent her final years at Rose Vista Nursing Home. She is survived by her three sons, Dennis (Mary Ellen) of Del Mar, California, Darwin (Linda) of St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, and Roland (Mary) of Woodbine, Iowa; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Donal Yonts, and two sisters Virginia Michel and Ila Jean Sweeney all of Paradise, California.

CLYDE, TERRY RAY

Died Aug. 30, 2011
Terry Ray Clyde Obit
The Harlan Tribune, Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

RUSSELL -- Terry Ray Clyde, 67, Russell, formerly of Harlan, has died.

Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton with interment in the Fry Hill Cemetery.

Clyde and his wife, Pam, ran the Country Care Center in Harlan for many years. Besides his wife, Clyde is survived by daughter Ruby of Osceola and son Randy of Chariton; father George Green and stepmother Mary of Altoona; sisters Kim (Marion) Thompson of Lucas and Debbie (Greg) Carlton of Chariton.

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Terry Ray Clyde, 67

Terry was born October 30, 1943 in Winterset, Iowa. He attended Chariton schools where he met Pamela Sue Cooper. They married on August 22, 1965. Born to their union were Ruby Lorraine and Randy Curtis.

Terry had a variety of jobs including, the Elevator, Johnson Machine Works and The Chef, before finding his calling as a care provider for people with mental illness. Terry and Pam worked at the Lucas County Home before moving to Harlan, Iowa to run the County Care Center. During his 30 years of service, Terry made many friends and produced acres and acres of garden. He held a very special place in his heart for everyone that he worked with.

Terry enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushrooming, his "honey do" lists, fixing things, shooting pool and archery, playing cards and a round of golf, spending time with family and friends, and telling a good story or two.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother Donna Green and sister Bobby Evans. Terry is survived by his wife Pamela; daughter Ruby of Osceola; son Randy of Chariton; father George Green and stepmother Mary of Altoona; sisters Kim (Marion) Thompson of Lucas and Debbie (Greg) Carlton of Chariton; and a host of many, many special nieces, nephews and friends,

Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at Fielding Funeral Home. Family met with friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday August 23, 2011. Interment was in Fry Hill Cemetery. Officiating was Pastor Dale O'Connell. Memorial may be made to the County Care Center in Harlan, Iowa or Lucas County Volunteer Services. Pallbearers were Sharon Monson,Charlene Schneider, Julie Bennett, MaryAnn Trierweiler, JoAnn Hodapp, and Lynn Kenkel. Honorary Pallbearers were Roger Elam, Joe Mahlberg, Laverne Steinbach, Phyllis Musich, and James Burmeister.

COENEN, PAUL F.

Died Sept. 16, 2011
Paul F. Coenen Obit
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Obituaries September 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

PAUL F. COENEN, 84, of Harlan, died Fri., Sept. 16th, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. A Mass of Christian Burial service for PAUL COENEN will be held 11-a.m. Tue., Sept. 20th, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation is from Noon-9pm Mon. (9/19) at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 5-8:30pm, and a Rosary begins at 7-p.m.

Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery.

PAUL COENEN is survived by:
His wife - Marie (Block) Coenen, of Harlan.
His sons - Craig Coenen, of Springfield, Mo; Bruce Coenen, and, Brian (Amy) Coenen, all of Harlan.
His daughters - Patricia (Keith) (Coenen) Stoterau, of Avoca; and, Janis (Tom) (Coenen) Scheffler, of Harlan.
12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and his in-laws.

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Arrangements and Services for
Paul F. Coenen - Age 84
Who died on Friday, September 16, 2011

Visitation
Monday, September 19, 2011
12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Monday, September 19, 2011
5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Rosary
Monday, September 19, 2011
7:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
11:00 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Harlan Cemetery
Harlan, Iowa

Paul is survived by his wife Marie Coenen of Harlan, IA; children: Craig Coenen of Springfield, MO, Patricia (Keith) Stoterau of Avoca, IA, Bruce Coenen of Harlan, Janis (Tom) Scheffler of Harlan, and Brian (Amy) Coenen of Harlan; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Sylvia Coenen of Randolph, NE and Marilyn Coenen of Harlan.

For more information, please call
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
(800) 831-6805 or (712) 755-3135

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Paul Francis Coenen was born on September 10, 1927 to William and Catherine (Von Tersch) Coenen in Defiance, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance. He attended school in Defiance and after graduating, continued his education at Creighton Medical School.
He served as a Military Policeman in Quantico, Virginia for the United States Marines during World War II.
On May 23, 1948, he was united in marriage to Marie Block at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. They were the parents of five children: Craig, Patricia, Bruce, Janis, and Brian.
After his discharge from the military, he worked for Knudsen Construction for thirty-three years. He was self-employed until his retirement in 1998.
Paul was a Boy Scout Master for several years as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 3900. He enjoyed reading, spending time with his family, and traveling.
Paul died on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, just six days after his eighty-fourth birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Gerald, William, and John, and his sisters Irene and Lucille.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years Marie Coenen of Harlan, Iowa; children: Craig Coenen of Springfield, Missouri, Patricia and her husband Keith Stoterau of Avoca, Iowa, Bruce Coenen of Harlan, Iowa, Janis and her husband Tom Scheffler of Harlan, and Brian Coenen and his wife Amy Coenen of Harlan; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Sylvia Coenen of Randolph, Nebraska and Marilyn Coenen of Harlan; other family members and friends.
Rev. Don Bruck celebrated the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. Musician John Rosmann accompanied vocalist Jan Rau. Serving as casket bearers were Jason Weihs, Adam Scheffler, Roger Rust, Tim Coenen, Francis Block, and Leo Block. Military Rites were performed by the Shelby County VFW Post No. 941 and Harlan American Legion Helmer Reyelt Post No. 150 at the Harlan Cemetery.

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Mass of Christian Burial for 84 year old Paul Coenen of Harlan will be held at 11am on Tuesday, September 20 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan. Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery. Paul passed away on Friday, September 16 at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Marie Coenen of Harlan; children: Craig Coenen of Springfield, MO; Patricia (Keith) Stoterau of Avoca; Bruce Coenen; Janis (Tom) Scheffler; and Brian (Amy) Coenen all of Harlan; 12 Grandchildren; 8 Great-Grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law: Syliva Coenen of Randolph, NE; and Marilyn Coenen of Harlan. The Pauley Jones Funeral home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements where visitation will be held from Noon to 9pm on Monday, September 19 with family greeting friends from 5 to 8:30pm and a rosary beginning at 7pm.

COLLINS, MICHAEL BENJAMIN

Died Sept. 18, 2011
Michael Benjamin Collins Obit
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Born: February 8, 1970
Place of Birth: Omaha, NE

Death: September 18, 2011
Place of Death: Shelby, IA

Occupation: Shelby Volunteer Fire Dept.

Pauline P. Hammond, Mother
Jack Hammond, Step-father
Fred L. Doran, Father
Tanya Lyn Collins, Spouse
Vanity Collins, Daughter
Jasmine Collins, Daughter
Kayla Hatfeild, Daughter
Mike Collins, Son
Fred Collins, Brother
Al Fenderson, Brother
Darlene Diggs, Grandmother
David Collins, Brother
Al Fenderson, Sr., Step-Father

Life Legacy

Michael Benjamin Collins age 41 of Shelby, Iowa passed away September 18, 2011. He was a member of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department.

Michael was preceded in death by his brother David Collins and stepfather, Al Fenderson Sr.

He is survived by wife Tanya Lyn Collins, son Mike Collins, daughters Vanity Collins, Jasmine Collins, Kayla Hatfeild, mother and stepfather Pauline and Jack Hammond; brothers, Fred Collins and Al Fenderson; grandmother, Darlene Diggs;

Visitation will be held Thursday 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hoy- Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral Service is at 11:00 A.M. Friday also at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha. Family will direct memorials.

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Published in The Daily Nonpareil from September 21 to September 22, 2011

Michael Benjamin Collins, age 41, of Shelby, Iowa, passed away September 18, 2011.

He was a member of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department.

Michael was preceded in death by his brother, David Collins.

He is survived by wife, Tanya Lyn Collins; son, Mike Collins; daughters, Vanity Collins, Jasmine Collins, Kayla Hatfeild; mother and stepfather, Pauline and Jack Hammond; brothers Fred Collins, Al Fenderson; grandmother, Darlene Diggs; and stepfather, Al Fenderson, Sr.

Visitation will be held Thursday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, also at the funeral home, Rev. Mr. Monty Montagne officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, Neb. Family will direct memorials.

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Published in Omaha World-Herald from September 21 to September 22, 2011

Collins, Michael Benjamin
Age 41 - Sep 18, 2011

Shelby, IA. He was a member of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department. Michael was preceded in death by his brother David Collins. He is survived by wife Tanya Lyn Collins, son Mike Collins, daughters Vanity Collins, Jasmine Collins, Kayla Hatfeild, mother and stepfather Pauline and Jack Hammond, brothers Fred Collins, Al Fenderson, grandmother, Darlene Diggs and stepfather Al Fenderson Sr.

VISITATION will be held Thursday from 4-8pm at Hoy- Kilnoski Funeral Home. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11am Friday also at the funeral home, Rev. Mr Monty Montagne officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha. Family will direct memorials.

HOY - KILNOSKI
FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712-256-9988
www.hoyfuneral.com

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Funeral Services for 41 year old Michael Benjamin Collins of Shelby will be held at 11am on Friday, September 23rd at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home in Council Bluffs. Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha. Michael Collins passed away on Sunday, September 18th. Survivors include his wife Tanya Lyn Collins, his son Mike Collins, 3 daughters: Vanity Collins, Jasmine Collins, and Kayla Hatfeild; mother and stepfather, Pauline and Jack Hammond: 2 brothers, Fred Collins, Al Fenderson, Grandmother, Darlene Diggs, and stepfather, Al Fenderson, Sr. The Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home in Council Bluffs is in charge of arrangements where visitation will be held Thursday, September 22nd from 4 to 8pm.

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Iowa Firefighter Killed While Directing Traffic

State Patrol Identifies Victim As Michael Collins, 41, Of Minden

POSTED: 11:20 pm CDT September 18, 2011
UPDATED: 8:45 am CDT September 19, 2011

NEAR SHELBY, Iowa -- A Shelby firefighter has been killed while directing traffic around an accident scene on Interstate 80 in western Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol identified the victim as 41-year-old Michael Collins, of Minden.

The patrol says Collins was struck by a car around 6:50 p.m. Sunday at the scene of the earlier crash on Interstate 80 just east of the Shelby exit in Pottawattamie County.

The patrol said Collins was hit by a car driven by 43-year old David Lee Thies, of Ames.

The accident is being investigated.

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Possible scam under way in aftermath of accident that killed man on interstate

Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011 11:03 AM CDT
SHELBY - A few days after the death of firefighter Michael Collins the members of the Shelby Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department are reporting there’s a scam under way to fleece residents of memorial dollars.

On Sept. 18 Collins, 41, was directing traffic around a crash near the 34-mile marker of Interstate 80, near the Shelby exit, when a 2001 Honda Accord driven by David L. Thies, 43, of Ames, struck the firefighter, according to the Iowa State Patrol. The accident occurred at about 6:50 p.m.

Collins was pronounced dead at the scene.

On the night of Sept. 20 an automated Code Red call went out in the city of Shelby informing citizens officials set up a memorial fund for Collins’ longtime girlfriend and two daughters at Shelby County State Bank.

According to Shelby Rescue Chief Rodney Robinson, a handful of individuals reported receiving an 800-number telemarketer call asking for donations to the fund that same night.

Robert Hall, a Shelby firefighter and paramedic, said the individuals received a call asking for donations over the phone, using a credit card for payment.

“Thank god they didn’t donate, Hall said.

“There are low-life people in the world and that’s as low as you can get, Robinson said. We ask anyone that receives the (scam) call to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.”

As of Thursday morning, Shelby County Sheriff Mark Hervey said he hadn’t been contacted by Shelby Fire and Rescue and first heard of the possible scam from another media outlet. He said he plans to look into the matter.

Hall said the department hadn’t contacted the Sheriff’s Office yet because “We’re still trying to track some people down, find out if there were any others contacted.”

Hall said the proper method for donating is to give to the Fire and Rescue Michael Collins Fund at Shelby County State Bank.

“We just want it out there: there’s no telemarketing going on for Michael Collins, he said.

– Reporter Mike Brownlee can be reached at (712) 325-5732 or by email at mike.brownlee@nonpareilonline.com

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Memorial Fund established for fallen Shelby Firefighter’s family

News, September 20th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Shelby County Emergency Management Coordinator Rob Seivert says a Memorial Fund has been established for the family of a Shelby firefighter who died in the line of duty Sunday night. 41-year old Mike Collins, from Minden, was struck and killed by a car while directing traffic at the scene of an accident in Interstate 80 eastbound just east of the Shelby exit, at around 7-p.m., Sunday. No charges have been filed, but an investigation into the accident continues.

Collins is survived by his longtime companion, Tanya Collins, and two daughters. Seivert says donations are being accepted at the Shelby County State Bank for the family of Michael Collins. Donations may be dropped off at the Shelby branch of the bank, or mailed to Shelby County State Bank, Shelby Branch, Post Office Box 279, 425 East Street, Shelby, Iowa, 51570.

A visitation for Mike Collins will be held from 4-to 8-pm Thursday, at the Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home in Council Bluffs, where a funeral service will be held at 11-a.m., Friday.

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Shelby Firefighter killed at accident scene

News September 19th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

A volunteer, on-duty firefighter with the Shelby Fire Department was struck and killed by a car Sunday evening at the scene of an earlier crash on Interstate 80, in Pottawattamie County. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 41-year old Michael Collins, from Minden, IA, was directing traffic at around 6:50-p.m. just east of the Shelby exit on I-80 eastbound, when he was hit by a car driven by 43-year old David Lee Thies, of Ames.

Thies‘ 2001 Honda Accord was in the closed lane of traffic when it hit Collins. Collins died at the scene. His body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for autopsy. The accident, which remains under investigation, closed I-80 eastbound for about two-hours.

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Jeff Beiermann/The World-Herald
Published Tuesday September 20, 2011

Interstate walks full of danger
By Andrew J. Nelson
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

Iowan was always willing to help
I-480 victim recalled as selfless

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Attention, motorists: If you have to get out of your car on the Interstate, you might very well underestimate the speed of oncoming traffic. And that misperception could kill.

Over the past week, at least six people have died on Midlands Interstates while outside of vehicles.

Iowa and Nebraska officials in safety, roads and law enforcement say motorists need to think twice before getting out.

"It's hard to judge ... how fast someone is moving," said Sgt. Scott Bright of the Iowa State Patrol. "It's like looking up in the sky. The planes look like they are barely moving."

Experts say there are several things people can do to prevent car-pedestrian Interstate collisions, but most boil down to a single point: Pay better attention and use common sense.

Both Iowa and Nebraska have so-called move-over laws, which require drivers, if possible, to move over a lane if emergency vehicles are by the side of the road. Neither state requires that for stopped private vehicles, but it's still good practice.

"From a defensive driving standpoint and from a courtesy standpoint, any time (drivers) see a car by the side of the road . they should move over," said Tracy Webb, director of traffic safety programs for the Nebraska Safety Council. "Granted, that's not always possible. They need to slow down. They need to pay attention. ... You never know when a door is going to come open."

On Sunday evening, an Omaha man, Brian T. McConeghey, 39, was trying to retrieve a chair that had fallen from his truck on the northbound lanes of I-480 near Martha Street when he was hit by a minivan.

Earlier Sunday, volunteer firefighter Michael Collins, 41, of Minden, Iowa, was directing traffic at a crash scene on I-80 near Shelby, Iowa, when he was hit by a Honda Accord.

On Friday, a Des Moines man, Brandon Townsley, 26, was crossing the southbound lanes of I-35 near Ankeny with gas for his disabled vehicle when he was hit by a semi.

And last week, four people died near Grinnell, Iowa, when a semi hit two towing company employees and a truck driver working on a disabled flatbed truck on the I-80 shoulder. The semi driver and the three who were hit died.

People behind the wheel need to stay alert for things going wrong.

The roads are full of people whose minds are not on driving. And it's not just the proliferation of mobile phones and texting.

"Their minds are just wandering," said Webb. "It's not on their driving, and driving is a dangerous thing for people to be doing. You have a 3-, 4-thousand-pound vehicle. ... Sometimes they are just not with us, so to speak."

If you have a breakdown or run out of gas, officials say the first thing to do is put on your hazard lights. If possible, stay in the vehicle and call for help. Options include calling 911 — it's OK for Interstate breakdowns, say state troopers in Iowa and Nebraska. Or call a motor club like AAA.

You can also simply sit by the road with flashers on; someone will eventually stop.

If you have to get out of the car and walk along the freeway, walk as far from the roadway as possible. That may mean walking in the ditch. Avoid walking on Interstate shoulders because many of the crashes happen there.

If you have to cross lanes of traffic, make sure there is no car remotely close. If one is coming your way, it will almost always be going a lot faster than it looks. And the person blasting down I-80 at 70 mph is not expecting you.

"People on the Interstate are driving, and the last thing they are expecting is a pedestrian," said Steve Gent, traffic and safety office director for Iowa Department of Transportation.

Bright, the Iowa state trooper, knows. He had a close call years ago near Mitchellville, east of Des Moines. A semi whooshed by him at about 60 mph.

"I was at an accident scene and I was taking measurements and I was down on my knees, and there was this semitrailer about three inches from my head," he said. "You could hear the semi coming, and I look up and it was right there."

All you have to do, Bright said, is move over. If you can't do that, slow down.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1310, andrew.nelson@owh.com

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Published Tuesday September 20, 2011
Iowan was always willing to help

By Maggie O'Brien
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

Michael Collins was a guy known to help his neighbors and his community.

"He was a good volunteer, always there to lend a hand," said Shelby, Iowa, City Councilman Bob Seitz, who lives across the street from where Collins lived. "And he was always on watch in the neighborhood. He kept an eye on everybody."

Collins, 41, a Shelby volunteer firefighter, died Sunday night after he was struck by a car on Interstate 80. He was directing traffic around an accident near the Shelby exit when a 2001 Honda Accord driven by David L. Thies, 43, of Ames, Iowa, struck the firefighter, said the Iowa State Patrol. The accident occurred about 6:50 p.m.

Collins was pronounced dead at the scene, the State Patrol said.

Scott Miller, the patrol's public information officer, said Collins was directing I-80 eastbound traffic to the right lane. As Thies approached the scene he could not stop his car in time and veered left, hitting Collins, Miller said.

Miller said it appears alcohol was not a factor in the crash. He was unsure if speed was a factor.

Collins was wearing a jacket with reflective stripes on it.

An investigation into Collins' death continues. Miller said he's unsure what, if any, charges Thies would face.

"This is a tragedy," Miller said.

Collins is survived by his longtime companion, Tanya Collins, and two daughters, according to Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Tanya Collins declined to comment Monday.

A visitation is planned for Michael Collins at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral is planned for Friday at 11 a.m. at Hoy-Kilnoski, with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha. The family will direct memorials.

Said Seitz, the firefighter's neighbor: "It's been a rough day."

Mike Brownlee of the World-Herald News Service contributed to this report.

COREY, JEAN

Died Sept. 20, 2011
Jean Corey Obit
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Funeral Services for 86 year old Jean Corey of Walnut will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, September 24th at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca with burial in the Monroe Township Cemetery in Walnut. Jean Corey passed away on Tuesday, September 20th, at the Peace Haven Retirement Home. Survivors include 1 son; Robert (Jolene) Corey of Lewis, 1 daughter; Sharon (Paul) Kracher of Omaha, NE; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 Brother, Robert (Deloris) Allen, and many other relatives and friends. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituaries September 21st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

JEAN MAURINE COREY, 86, of Walnut, died Tue.., Sept. 20th, at the Peace Haven Retirement Home in Walnut. Funeral services for JEAN COREY will be held 10:30-a.m. Sat., Sept. 24th, at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Avoca.

Visitation at the funeral home is from 5-9pm Fri., Sept. 23rd, with the family present from 6-8pm.

Burial is in the Monroe Township Cemetery at Walnut.

JEAN COREY is survived by:
Her children - Robert (Jolene) Corey, of Lewis, & Sharon (Paul) Kracher, of Omaha, NE.
Her brother - Robert (Deloris) Allen, of Omaha.
5 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren.

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Published in The Daily Nonpareil on September 23, 2011

Jean M. Corey, age 86, passed away September 20, 2011.

Survivors include her son, Robert Corey and his wife, Jolene, of Lewis, Iowa; daughter, Sharon and her husband, Paul Kracher, of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren, Kathleen (Jim) Doyle, Kyle (Sara) Corey, Jennifer Kracher, Stephanie Kracher, and Tami (Clay) Dixon; great-grandchildren, Lucas Doyle, Kailyn and Cameron Corey and Kirk Dixon; and brother, Robert (Deloris) Allen.

Family will greet friends Friday, September 23, 2011, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca, Iowa. Funeral Service Saturday, September 24, 2011, 10:30 a.m., also at Pauley Jones Funeral Home.

Pauley Jones Funeral Homes
www.pauleyjones.com
1304 N. Sawmill Dr., Avoca - 712-343-2453
701 Antique City Dr., Walnut - 712-784-3313
1304 9th St., Harlan - 712-755-3135

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Arrangements and Services For
Jean M. Corey - Age 86
Who died on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Visitation
Friday, September 23, 2011
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Avoca, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Friday, September 23, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Avoca, Iowa

Funeral Service
Saturday, September 24, 2011
10:30 AM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Avoca, Iowa

Interment
Monroe Township Cemetery
rural Walnut, Iowa

Jean is survived by her son Robert (Jolene) Corey of Lewis, IA; daughter Sharon (Paul) Kracher of Omaha, NE; grandchildren: Kathleen (Jim) Doyle, Kyle (Sara) Corey, Jennifer Kracher, Stephanie Kracher, and Tami (Clay) Dixon; great-grandchildren: Lucas Doyle, Kailyn and Cameron Corey, and Kirk Dixon; and brother Robert (Deloris) Allen.

For more information, please call
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Avoca
(800) 447-2588 or (712) 343-2453

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Jean Maurine Corey was born on July 5, 1925 to Avery and Maurine (Griffith) Allen in Walnut, Iowa. She attended Walnut schools and graduated from high school with the Class of 1943. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Clyde Corey, on December 19, 1943. They had two children: Robert and Sharon.
Jean helped her husband farm for many years. She worked at Peace Haven Retirement Home in Walnut and Cook Pharmacy in Atlantic before retiring.
Jean and Clyde enjoyed fishing, camping, dancing and playing cards. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
In her later years, Jean frequented the Omaha Playhouse Theater, traveled often with friends and visited her siblings in California and Arizona. She participated in the Red Hatters Society and volunteered for the Walnut Historical Society and the AmVets. As her health declined, Jean loved spending her time working on word searches.
Jean died on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at Peace Haven Retirement Home in Walnut, Iowa, having attained the age of eighty-six years, two months, and fifteen days. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clyde, and sister Mary Commentz.
She is survived by her son Robert Corey and his wife Jolene of Lewis, Iowa; daughter Sharon and her husband Paul Kracher of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren: Kathleen and her husband Jim Doyle, Kyle Corey and his wife Sara, Jennifer Kracher, Stephanie Kracher, and Tami and her husband Clay Dixon; great-grandchildren: Lucas Doyle, Kailyn and Cameron Corey, and Kirk Dixon; brother Robert Allen and his wife Deloris; several nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.

Pastor Darwin Moore officiated the 10:30 AM funeral service on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca, Iowa. Honorary casket bearers were Bill Babbitt, Richard Cook, Steve Caslow, and Gary Martens. Serving as casket bearers were Dennis Book, Craig Woltmann, Ronald Hansen, Joe Schmitt, Jan Allen, and Dennis Jensen. Interment was held at Monroe Township Cemetery in rural Walnut, Iowa.

CURRY, VIRGINIA (KRAL)

Died July 31, 2011

Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011

Virginia Curry, 86, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Lake City Union Church with Rev. Betty Weidert officiating, and burial in the Lake City Cemetery. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.

Virginia is survived by her brother, Leon Kral of Earlham; and sister, Ena Marie Wells of Rockwell City, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Harry.

Virginia Mae Kral was born May 9, 1925 at Carroll County to Francis "Frank" and Ena (Potts) Kral. After graduating from Lanesboro High School in 1942, she attended St. Anthony's School of Nursing, graduating in 1946, and later attended the University of Minneapolis. She worked as a registered nurse for 45 years, working at McCrary Rost Hospital, Denison Hospital, McVay Hospital, Davidson Hospital and Stewart Memorial Hospital before retiring in 1988. On November 1, 1948 Virginia was married to William H. "Harry" Curry at Dakota City, NE, and they were long-time residents of Lake City. She was a member of Lake City Union Church, Eastern Star, SMCH Hospital Auxiliary, Lake City American Legion Auxiliary, Za Ga Zig Shrine Auxiliary, Lake City V.F.W. Auxiliary and St. Anthony's Nurses Alumni.

DAVIS, LORRAINE ALICE

Died July 29, 2011
Lorraine Alice Davis Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil from July 31 to August 2, 2011

Lorraine Alice Davis, age 83, Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away July 29, 2011, at her home.

Lorraine was born September 5, 1927, in Charter Oak, Iowa, to Guy H. and Mildred J. (Buckley) Cronin and attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs. She was united in marriage to Edward Lee Davis in 1947. Lorraine worked as an Insurance Administrator for Mercy Hospital for over 20 years, and is a charter member of Queen of Apostles Parish.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sharon Davis; husband, Edward Lee Davis on July 1, 1987; grandson, Timothy Miller; son-in-law, Roy Pihlgren; and brother, Thomas H. Cronin.

Survivors include daughter, Sandra Pihlgren, of Omaha, Neb.; sons, Ed L. Davis, Jr., of Council Bluffs, Jim Davis and wife, Rhonda, of Sherwood, Ark., Bill Davis and wife, Deanna, of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Cronin and wife, Phyllis, of Long Beach, Calif.

Rosary recitation Tuesday, 6 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m., at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 10 a.m., Queen of Apostles Church. Father Dan Kirby, Celebrant. Interment Cedar Lawn Cemetery with a luncheon to follow back at Queen of Apostles. Memorials are suggested to Queen of Apostles Church and Sacred Heart Church in Omaha.

Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home and Crematory

Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-322-7779
http://www.cutleroneill.com

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Lorraine Alice Davis
Birth date: September 05, 1927
Death date: July 29, 2011

Obituary
Lorraine Alice Davis, age 83, Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away July 29, 2011, at her home.

Lorraine was born September 5, 1927, in Charter Oak, Iowa, to Guy H. and Mildred J. (Buckley) Cronin and attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs. She was united in marriage to Edward Lee Davis in 1947. Lorraine worked as an Insurance Administrator for Mercy Hospital for over 20 years, and is a charter member of Queen of Apostles Parish.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sharon Davis; husband, Edward Lee Davis on July 1, 1987; grandson, Timothy Miller; son-in-law, Roy Pihlgren; and brother, Thomas H. Cronin.

Survivors include daughter, Sandra Pihlgren, of Omaha, Neb.; sons, Ed L. Davis, Jr., of Council Bluffs, Jim Davis and wife, Rhonda, of Sherwood, Ark., Bill Davis and wife, Deanna, of Omaha; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Cronin and wife, Phyllis, of Long Beach, Calif.

Rosary recitation Tuesday, 6 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m., at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, 10 a.m., Queen of Apostles Church. Father Dan Kirby, Celebrant. Interment Cedar Lawn Cemetery with a luncheon to follow back at Queen of Apostles.

Memorials: Memorials are suggested to Queen of Apostles Church and Sacred Heart Church in Omaha

Visitation: Rosary recitation will be Tuesday at 6 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m. at Cutler-O'Neill Funeral Home.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Queen of Apostles Church

Cemetery: Interment at Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Luncheon will follow the burial, at the church

ECKERMANN, AUGUST GUS JOSEPH

Died Aug. 16, 2011
August Gus Joseph Eckermann Obit
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Mass of Christian Burial for 78 year old August "Gus" Joseph Eckermann of Harlan will be held at 11am on Friday, August 19 at the St. Michaels Catholic Church in Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery. August Eckermann passed away on Tuesday, August 16th at his home. Survivors include his 8 children: Debbie Martin and Tookie Smith both of Sebastian, FL; John Rademacker and Jeff (Loretta) Rademacker all of Lincoln, NE; Terri Greer and Tom Eckermann both of Omaha, NE; Randy (Becky) Eckermann of Irwin; Jason (Michele) Eckermann of Harlan; 5 sisters; 1 brother; 23 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements where open visitation will be held from Noon to 9 on Thursday, August 18th with family greeting friends from 6 to 8, and a wake service beginning at 7.

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Arrangements and Services For
Gus Eckermann - Age 78
Who Died On - Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Visitation
Thursday, August 18, 2011
12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Thursday, August 18, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wake
Thursday, August 18, 2011
7:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, August 19, 2011
11:00 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Harlan Cemetery
Harlan, Iowa

Survivors include his children: Debbie Martin of Sebastian, FL, Tookie Smith of Sebastian, FL, John Rademacker of Lincoln, NE, Jeff (Loretta) Rademacker of Lincoln, NE, Terri Greer of Omaha, Randy (Becky) Rademacker of Irwin, IA, Tom Eckermann of Omaha, and Jason (Michele) Eckermann of Harlan, IA; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; brother Louis (Mildred) Eckermann of Omaha, and sisters Estelle Quinn of Defiance, IA, Jean (Jim) Skinner of Tacoma, WA, Mary (Vern) Miller of Irwin, IA, Rosalie (Jerry) Wood of Madison, WI, and Linda Schnuettgen (friend Harold Olsen) of Denison, IA

For further information contact
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
at 755-3135 or 1-800-831-6805

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August "Gus" Joseph Eckermann was born on March 4, 1933, to August Jacob and Elizabeth (Heinzlmeir) Eckermann in Buck Grove, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance, Iowa. He attended school in Defiance at St. Paul’s Catholic School.

After his schooling, he worked as a farm hand for his father and uncles. He joined the United States Army and served for eighteen months in Germany during the Korean War. He was married to Joyce Larson on July 20, 1953. After his discharge from service, they made their home in Nebraska where he worked as an insurance adjuster.

Gus was united in marriage to Lois Podey on April 26, 1970 in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The couple’s combined family included their children: Debbie, Tookie, John, Jeff, Terri, Randy, Tom, and Jason.

In December of 1975, Gus became a police officer for the City of Harlan. After four years, he became the manager of the Veteran’s Auditorium in Harlan. Gus retired on May 29, 1998 after twenty-two and a half years of working for the city.

He enjoyed winter trips to Arizona and Florida and liked golfing, fishing, hunting, and playing cards (especially winning).

Because of his failing health, Gus went to live with his son, Jason. It was at their residence that he died on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, having attained the age of seventy-eight years, five months, and twelve days. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lois, brother Arthur, and sister Joan Eckermann.

Gus is survived by his children Debbie Martin of Sebastian, Florida, Tookie Smith also of Sebastian, John Rademacker of Lincoln, Nebraska, Jeff Rademacker and his wife Loretta also of Lincoln, Terri Greer of Omaha, Nebraska, Randy Rademacker and his wife Becky of Irwin, Iowa, Tom Eckermann of Omaha, and Jason Eckermann and his wife Michele of Harlan; twenty-three grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; brother Louis Eckermann and his wife Mildred of Omaha; sisters: Estelle Quinn of Defiance, Iowa, Jean and her husband Jim Skinner of Tacoma, Washington, Mary and her husband Vern Miller or Irwin, Iowa, Rosalie Wood of Madison, Wisconsin, and Linda Schnuettgen and her friend Harold Olsen of Denison, Iowa; other family members and friends.

Rev. Don Bruck celebrated the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, August 19, 2011 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. Music was provided by John Rosman and Jan Rau. Serving as casket bearers were Darrin Petersen, Jason Moore, Tyler Jacobsen, Dave Monson, Andy Baldwin, and Scott Leinen. Military Rites were provided by Shelby County VFW Post No. 941 and Harlan American Legion Helmer Reyelt Post No. 150 at the Harlan Cemetery.

EGGERS, HOMER

Died Sept. 17, 2011

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Funeral Services for 92 year old Homer Eggers of Dunlap will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, September 21 at the Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap. Mr. Eggers passed away on Saturday, September 17 at the Dunlap Nursing and Rehab Center. Survivors include his wife, Colleen Eggers of Dunlap; son Larry Eggers of Dunlap; and 3 Granddaughters. The Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap is in charge of arrangements where visitation will be held 2 hours before the service on Wednesday, September 21.

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Homer Eggers
DIED: September 17, 2011
RESIDENCE: Dunlap, IA

Visitation
Wednesday September 21
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
Hwy 30 Court Street Dunlap, IA 51529

Funeral Service
Wednesday September 21
2:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
Hwy 30 Court Street Dunlap, IA 51529

Homer Eggers was born January 29, 1919, near Dunlap, Iowa to Herman and Laura Eggers. Homer attended country school near Dunlap. He worked with the WPA for some time and then proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. On October 16, 1943, Homer married Colleen Mulligan. The couple made their home in Dunlap. Homer worked various jobs including: at Simon Brothers and for Danny Heffernan. Most of Homer's jobs involved auto mechanics or auto body work.

Homer was a member of the Dunlap American Legion. He enjoyed doing woodworking projects, being outdoors, and he liked to stay busy.

Homer died on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Dunlap Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 92 years, seven months and 19 days.

Homer was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Jane (Block) Eggers; and four brothers, Jack, Elmer, Eddie and Leonard Eggers. He is survived by his wife, Colleen Eggers of Dunlap, Iowa; son, Larry Eggers of Dunlap, Iowa; three granddaughters, Susie Eggers and Ray Sorenson of Omaha, Nebraska, Jennifer Eggers and Bill Nelson of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Christy Kizer of Omaha, Nebraska; seven great grandchildren, Emma, Jason, Macayla, Raelynn, Cole, Bryant and Adison; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service
2:00 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Fouts Funeral Home
Dunlap, Iowa

Clergy
Rev. Carla Johnsen

Recorded Selections
"How Great Thou Art"
"One Day At A Time"
"This Is My Father's World"

Pall Bearers
Barry Mulligan ~ Benny Mulligan
Bill Mulligan ~ Gail Mulligan ~ John Mulligan
Kelly Mulligan ~ Steve Mulligan

Final Resting Place
Service will be held at a later date

ENGLISH, ROBERT

Died July 25, 2011
Robert English Obit
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Funeral Services for 60 year old Robert English of Harlan will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, July 29th at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan. Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery. Robert English passed away on Monday, July 25th at the Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. Survivors include his wife Barbara English of Harlan; Sons Matthew (Sara) English of Omaha and Andrew (Erin) English of Carlisle; Mother Ruthella English and Father Thomas English both of Washington, IA; sister in law Susan English of Washington, IA; and many other relatives and friends. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of the arrangements where there will be a visitation service from 2-9 pm on Thursday, July 28th with family present from 5-8pm.

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Arrangements and Services For
Robert Edward English - 60
Who Died On Monday, July 25, 2011

Visitation
Thursday, July 28, 2011
2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family will Greet Friends
Thursday, July 28, 2011
5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Friday, July 29, 2011
10:30 A.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Harlan Cemetery
Harlan, Iowa

He is survived by his wife Barbara (Perry) English of Harlan, IA; His sons Matthew & wife Sara (Bieker) English of Omaha, NE and Andrew & wife Erin (Davis) English of Carlisle, IA His parents, Thomas and Ruthella English of Washington, IA and His sister-in-law, Susan English of Washington, IA.

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Robert Edward English - 60
Robert "Bob" Edward English was born on April 18, 1951 to Thomas and Ruthella (Freeman) English in Washington, Iowa. He attended school in Washington and graduated with the Washington High School Class of 1969. He went on to graduate from Simpson College in 1973 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education with a minor in History. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Bob was united in marriage to Barbara Perry on August 4, 1973 at the First United Methodist Church in Osceola, Iowa. Two sons were born to this union: Matthew and Andrew.
Following a brief period of employment with Elliot Flying Service in Des Moines, Iowa, Bob accepted a position as the eighth grade history and Physical Education teacher at Harlan Community Middle School. Throughout his time at Harlan Community, he touched the lives of numerous young men by being a mentor and coach for various cyclone teams including seventh and eighth grade football, seventh and eighth grade boys’ basketball, ninth grade boys’ basketball, and boys’ golf. He is well remembered by his students for inventive performances during Red Ribbon Week. He was a member of the National Education Association and the Iowa State Education Association.
Bob has been an avid golfer since his youth in Washington, and has always found happiness on the links. He was a lover of music, books, painting, and crossword puzzles, and was an early American history buff. He loved the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Chicago Bears, and the Harlan Cyclones, and he looked forward to each season with anticipation. His most loved pastime was being with his family and friends.
Bob died at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa, on Monday, July 25, 2011, having attained the age of sixty years, three months, and seven days. He is preceded in death by his brother Douglas.
He is survived by his wife of nearly thirty-eight years Barbara English of Harlan, Iowa; his sons Matthew English and his wife Sara of Omaha, Nebraska and Andrew English and his wife Erin of Carlisle, Iowa; parents Thomas and Ruthella English of Washington, Iowa; sister-in-law Susan English of Washington; other family members and many friends.
Pastor Darwin Moore officiated the 10:30 AM funeral service on Friday, July 29, 2011 at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa. Honorary casket bearers were Cliff Tamm, Al Simdorn, and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Serving as casket bearers were Mark English, Eric Vanderberg, Brent Tucker, Joe Minick, Jim Chipman, and Jim Minick. Interment was held at the Harlan Cemetery.

EWOLDT, STANLEY EDWARD

Died Aug. 8, 2011
Stanley Edward Ewoldt Obit
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Obituaries August 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

STAN EWOLDT, 79, of Manning, died Mon., Aug. 8th. Funeral services for STAN EWOLDT will be held 11-a.m. Fri. Aug. 12th, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manning. Ohde Funeral Home in Manning has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4-p.m. Thu., Aug. 11th.

Burial will be in the Hayes Township Cemetery, near Westside.

STAN EWOLDT is survived by his nieces and nephews.

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Stanley E. Ewoldt
September 1, 1931 - August 8, 2011

Visitation
Thursday August 11, 2011, After 4:00 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Manning

Funeral Service
Friday August 12, 2011, 11:00 at Zion Lutheran Church, Manning

Interment will follow at Hayes Township Cemetery near Westside.

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Stanley Edward, son of Hugo and Florence (Georgius) Ewoldt was born September 1, 1931 at Manning, Carroll County, Iowa. As children, Stan and his brother raised many ponies on the family farm between Manning and Manilla, where he grew up and attended country school.

Stan farmed his entire life, his early years on the family farm, later for George James, and finally for Amanda Kruse. He had a true passion for the farm life, and took exceptional pride in his horses and sheep. Stan loved to share his knowledge and his horses with friends and neighbors and the entire community in parades, pony rides, and horse and buggy rides. Throughout the years, Stan has especially loved entertaining children from tractor, horse, shoulder and piggyback rides to stories, songs, coloring books and gum.

Stan was fortunate to have such wonderful caring neighbors. They were like family to him. This was particularly demonstrated by the restoration of his 1950 John Deere tractor.

Stan was baptized and joined the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning in 1987. He was also a member of the Manilla Rough Riders Saddle Club and was a board member of the Aspinwall Community Club for many years.

On Monday, August 8, 2011 Stan died as a result a of a motor vehicle accident near Templeton. He was 79 years, 11 months and 7 days of age. Stan was a generous, caring, trusting, simple man. He always put the needs of others before his own. He found a friend in everyone he met. Stan touched the hearts of so many and will be truly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald Ewoldt.

Stan is survived by a sister in law Verna Ewoldt of Harlan; nieces and nephews: Kathleen and husband Bruce Carl of Harlan; Thomas Ewoldt and wife Traci of Harlan; Annette and husband Robert Wells of Lake View; LuAnn and husband Tim Vollstedt of Arcadia and Lynn Ewoldt and wife Kris of Elkhorn, NE; other relatives and many friends.

Officiating
PASTOR BOB RIGGERT

Music
“I AM JESUS’ LITTLE LAMB”
“AMAZING GRACE”
“HOW GREAT THOU ART”
CONGREGATION
SUSAN LAMB, ORGANIST

Casket Bearers
TOM EWOLDT
LYNN EWOLDT
BRUCE CARL
BOB WELLS
TIM VOLLSTEDT
KEITH CARL

Honorary Casket Bearers
ABBIE WELLS
COLTON WELLS
TAYLOR EWOLDT
BLAKE EWOLDT
MCKENNA EWOLDT
LAUREN ANDERSON
MORGAN ANDERSON
NICOLE CARL
STAN’S MANY FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Visitation
Thursday August 11, 2011, After 4:00 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Manning

Funeral Service
Friday August 12, 2011, 11:00 at Zion Lutheran Church, Manning

Interment will follow at Hayes Township Cemetery near Westside.

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Stanley Edward, son of Hugo and Florence (Georgius) Ewoldt was born September 1, 1931 at Manning, Carroll County, Iowa. As children, Stan and his brother raised many ponies on the family farm between Manning and Manilla, where he grew up and attended country school.

Stan farmed his entire life, his early years on the family farm, later for George James, and finally for Amanda Kruse. He had a true passion for the farm life, and took exceptional pride in his horses and sheep. Stan loved to share his knowledge and his horses with friends and neighbors and the entire community in parades, pony rides, and horse and buggy rides. Throughout the years, Stan especially loved entertaining children from tractor, horse, shoulder and piggyback rides to stories, songs, coloring books and gum.

Stan was fortunate to have such wonderful caring neighbors and friends. They were like family to him. This was particularly demonstrated by the restoration of his 1950 John Deere tractor.

Stan was baptized and joined the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning in 1987. He was also a member of the Manilla Rough Riders Saddle Club and was a board member of the Aspinwall Community Club for many years.

On Monday, August 8, 2011 Stan died as a result a of a motor vehicle accident near Templeton. He was 79 years, 11 months and 7 days of age. Stan was a generous, caring, trusting, simple man. He always put the needs of others before his own. He found a friend in everyone he met. Stan touched the hearts of so many and will be truly missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Donald Ewoldt.

Stan is survived by a sister in law Verna Ewoldt of Harlan; nieces and nephews: Kathleen and husband Bruce Carl of Harlan; Thomas Ewoldt and wife Traci of Harlan; Annette and husband Robert Wells of Lake View; LuAnn and husband Tim Vollstedt of Arcadia and Lynn Ewoldt and wife Kris of Elkhorn, NE; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 12, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning, IA. Pastor Bob Riggert officiating. Music; "I Am Jesus' Little Lamb", "Amazing Grace", "How Great Thou Art", congregation - Susan Lamb, organist. Casket Bearers; Tom Ewoldt, Bruce Carl, Tim Vollstedt, Lynn Ewoldt, Bob Wells, Keith Carl. Honorary Casket Bearers; Abbie Wells, Colton Wells, Tqylor Ewoldt, Blake Ewoldt, McKenna Ewoldt, Lauren Anderson, Morgan Anderson, Nicole Carl, Stan's many friends and neighbors.

Interment; Hayes Township cemetery, near Westside, IA. Ohdefuneralhome.com

FERRIS, JERRY

Died July 15, 2011
Jerry Ferris Obit
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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review July 25, 2011

Jerry Ferris, 89 of Denison, died Friday, July 15, 2011 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at the First United Methodist Church in Denison with inurnment at the Washington Township Cemetery in Duncombe on Thursday, July 28. There is no visitation.

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, David of San Mateo, California; one daughter, Susan of Indianapolis, Indiana; one granddaughter; and one brother, Clyde Ferris of Brunswick, Maine.

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Gerald "Jerry" Christopher Ferris was born May 30, 1922, the son of Clyde L. and Mathilda Gabel Ferris. He passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, at Eventide Nursing Home, at the age of 89.

Jerry was born in Keokuk, Iowa, and graduated from the Keokuk High School in the class of 1940. After graduation he served his country in the U.S. Army from 1941-1946. Jerry served in all five major campaigns of the European Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1945 as a First Sergeant of a company in a Tank Destroyer Battalion. Upon his return he attended Iowa Wesleyan College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in June, 1950. He also attended Iowa State College where he met the love of his life, Marian. On August 14, 1949 he was united in marriage to Marian Rhodes in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and they were blessed with the birth of two children: David and Susan.

Jerry was in business management for most of his life. He held many positions over the years including: District Manger of Sales for Ralston Purina Company in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; owner/operator of Bowl Inn Lanes in Fairfield, Iowa; Director of Advising and Counseling at Parsons College in Fairfield; Business Manager & Director of Student affairs at Midwestern College in Denison, Iowa; owner/operator of Ferris Hardware and Appliance in Denison; and Director of Administrative Services and Manager of Facilities and Support Services at the Denison Job Corps Center.

He was also very active in the community. He was a founder and charter member of the Denison Rotary Club serving as: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Bulletin Editor, Song Leader, District Governor for District 561, Team Leader of the Group Study Exchange to Finland, and was a Paul Harris Fellow in 1986 and 2008. He was also an active member of: Abu-Bekr Shrine-Animal Unit; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Masons for fifty years; Denison Barbershoppers; Planning and Zoning Commission; and the First United Methodist Church, where he also sang in the choir for many years. He served as President and Board Member on the Denison Chamber of Commerce and the West Central Iowa Sheltered Workshop. Over the years he also found time to enjoy scrap booking, stained glass creations, singing, golfing, fishing, and bowling.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife; parents; and one sister, Virginia. Survivors include one son, David and his wife, Cyd; one daughter, Susan and her husband, Tom; one granddaughter, Emily; one brother, Clyde; one brother-in-law, Harold and his wife, Darlene; one sister-in-law, Jean; and many other relatives and friends.

FINKEN, EULALIA R. LOLLY”

Died Aug. 20, 2011

Published in Omaha World-Herald on August 22, 2011

Finken, Eulalia R.
Feb 10, 1921 - Aug 20, 2011

Age 90, formerly of Manilla, IA. Survived by daughters, Janice Leverett (Nick), Plano, TX, Sandy McDonald (Tom), Gravois Mills, MO; sons, Jerry Finken (Nancy), Dan Finken (Karen), both of Johnson Lake, NE, Randy Finken (Karen), Omaha, NE; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Koch (Lou), Earling, IA, Jeanette Croghan (Tom), Omaha, NE; brother, Merle Langenfeld (Rita), Carroll, IA; numerous nieces, nephews.

VIGIL SERVICE Monday, 7pm, West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday, 10am, St Leo the Great Catholic Church 102nd and Blondo. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION from 3pm Monday at the West Center Chapel and after 9:15am Tuesday at St. Leo the Great Church. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer's Association or Masses.

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78th & West Center 402-391-3900
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Eulalia R. Finken

FINKEN, Eulalia R. "Lolly," Feb 10, 1921 - Aug 20, 2011. Omaha, Nebraska; formerly of Manilla, Iowa. The daughter of Henry and Mary (Wilwerding) Langenfeld, Lolly was born on a farm near Earling, IA on February 10, 1921. She died at Parson’s House in Omaha, NE on Aug 20, 2011, at age 90 years, 6 months and 10 days.

Lolly was baptized and confirmed at St Joseph Catholic Church in Earling. Lolly was raised on her parents’ farm and attended St Joseph School in Earling. On August 31, 1943, she married Gail H. Finken at St Joseph Church in Earling. Five children, two daughters and 3 sons, were born to this union. After their marriage, Mr and Mrs Finken farmed near Kirkman, IA for several years and then moved to Manilla in 1950. Lolly was a homemaker and Gail sold live stock feed for Moorman’s Feed Co for thirty years.

Both Lolly and Gail were very active in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manilla. The couple retired in 1980 and spent their winters in Mesa, AZ and the rest of the year at their home in Manilla. They enjoyed golfing and fishing and led an active social life. They moved to Omaha in 1998 to be closer to family. Gail passed away in 2001 and Lolly moved into Parson’s House assisted living facility in 2007.

In addition to her parents, Lolly was preceded in death by her husband Gail and by a brother, Joseph. Survivors include daughters Janice Leverett (Nick) of Plano, TX, Sandy McDonald (Tom) of Gravois Mills, MO; sons: Jerry Finken (Nancy), Dan Finken (Karen), both of Johnson Lake, NE, Randy Finken (Karen) of Omaha, NE; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters: Ruth Koch (Lou) of Earling, IA, Jeanette Croghan (Tom) of Omaha, NE; brother, Merle Langenfeld (Rita) of Carroll, IA; numerous nieces and nephews.

VIGIL SERVICE Monday, 7pm, West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Tuesday, 10am, St Leo the Great Catholic Church 102nd and Blondo. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION from 3pm Monday at the West Center Chapel and after 9:15am Tuesday at St. Leo the Great Church.

Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association or Masses.

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Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900

FINKEN, WALLY

Died Aug. 16, 2011
Wally Finken Obit
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Funeral Services for 83 year old Wally Finken of Woodbine will be at 10:30am on Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Woodbine. Burial will be in the Woodbine Cemetery in Woodbine. Wally Finken died on Tuesday, August 16th at Mercy Hosital in Council Bluffs. Survivors include 9 children: Janice (Keith) Keller, Warren Finken, Wade (Pam) Finken all of Phoenix, AZ; Wayne Finken and Sheri Finken of Woodbine; Nina Bummer of Gretna, NE; Bonnie Figneroa of Gilbert, AZ; and Sheila Finken of Yuma, AZ. One brother: Dwight Finken of Raleigh, NC. Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin at 2pm on Tuesday, August 23rd with the family receiving friends from 5 - 8pm on Tuesday at the Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine with Masonic service at 7pm.

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Wally Finken
DIED: August 16, 2011
RESIDENCE: Woodbine, IA

Visitation
Tuesday August 23
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street Woodbine, IA 51579

Masonic Service
Tuesday August 23
7:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street Woodbine, IA 51579

Funeral Service
Wednesday August 24
10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
509 Lincoln Way Woodbine, IA 51579

Wallace Glen Finken was born September 14, 1927, to Henry and Jesse (Guyett) Finken in Woodbine, Iowa. He was raised in woodbine on a farm west of town. He attended Whitesboro County School and graduated from the Normal High School in 1945. Wally then farmed with his parents. Wally married Violet Petersen on September 24, 1948, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The couple farmed east of Woodbine. Wally also worked at a meatpacking plant during the winter months. Wally retired from farming in 1986 and moved into Woodbine.

Wally was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Logan. He enjoyed his retirement by working at the Harrison County visitors’ center. His hobbies included riding his bicycle and building model airplanes. He also enjoyed working on the farm, woodworking and spending time with people.

Wally died on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 83 years, 11 months and two days.

Wally was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his nine children, Carol Finken of Luxembourg, Janice (Keith) Keller of Phoenix, Arizona, Nina Brummer of Gretna, Nebraska, Wayne Finke of Woodbine, Iowa, Bonnie Figneroa of Gilbert, Arizona, Warren Finken of Phoenix, Arizona, Wade (Pam) Finken of Phoenix, Arizona, Sheila Finken of Yuma, Arizona, Sheri Finken of Woodbine, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother, Dwight Finken of Raleigh, North Carolina; and many other relatives and friends.

FLAGGE, JEANETTE LOUISE (JAACKS)

Died July 23, 2011
Jeanette Louise (Jaacks) Flagge Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011

Jeanette Louise Flagge, 67, of Fort Dodge, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services were held at 1:30 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge with Rev. Lyle Hansen officiating. Burial was in North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Jeanette is survived by her husband Tom of Fort Dodge; their son Andy Flagge and his wife Anne and grandson Oscar all of Mason City, Iowa. She is also survived by a niece and two nephews, Jon (Pat) Jaacks, Jill (Phil) Barnhart, and Jay (Melissa) Jaacks, and great-nephews Kyle, Eric, and Hayden. She is also survived by close friends and family too many to mention. Jeanette is preceded in death by her parents and brothers Willis & Louis Jaacks.

Jeanette Louise Jaacks, the daughter of Walter and Jessie (Moeller) Jaacks, was born March 13, 1944 in Denison, Iowa. She attended Denison Schools and graduated in 1962 from Denison High School. She then furthered her education at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. On March 29, 1964, Jeanette married Tom Flagge in Denison and in the spring of that year she graduated from Simpson College with a degree in Elementary Education. The fall of 1964, Jeanette began teaching 5th grade in the Knoxville, Iowa. She taught there 2 years before they moved to Pocahontas, Iowa where she taught 5th grade for 3 years. In 1969, the couple moved to Fort Dodge, where Jeanette began teaching 4th and 5th grade science at Feelhaver Elementary. Jeanette also taught at Dodger Preschool and Head Start in Fort Dodge. She was currently the Education Coordinator for the Head Start program in Fort Dodge. Jeanette loved to play bridge, reading, teaching children and spending time with her family.

Jeanette was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, active in her sorority of Tri Delta on the Campus of Simpson College and a member of the AACA (Antique Auto Club of America).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to an upcoming scholarship/trust benefiting young children in Webster County, IA.

FRAZIER, N. IRENE

Died Aug. 22, 2011
N. Irene Frazier Obit
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Funeral services for 75 year old Irene Frazier of Dunlap will be at 10am on Thursday, August 25th at the Fouts Funeral home in Dunlap. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap. Mrs. Frazier passed away suddenly on Monday, August 22 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Frazier is survived by her husband, Fred Frazier of Dunlap; son: Terry D. Frazier (Lori) of Omaha, NE; 2 sisters: June (Allan) Lovrien of Lincoln, NE, and Phyllis Reynolds of Gautier, MS; and other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin at 2pm on Wednesday, August 24 at the Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm.

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N. Irene Frazier
BORN: November 1, 1935
DIED: August 22, 2011
RESIDENCE: Dunlap, IA

N. Irene Frazier, 75 of Dunlap, Iowa died suddenly on Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital. Irene is survived by her husband, Fred Frazier of Dunlap, Iowa; son Terry Fraizer and his wife Lori of Omaha, Nebraska and other family and friends.

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N. Irene Frazier
BORN: November 1, 1935
DIED: August 22, 2011
RESIDENCE: Dunlap, IA

Naomi Irene Frazier was born on November 1, 1935, in Orson, Iowa to Riley and Floy (Small) Alexander. Irene attended Logan High School and graduated in 1954. She then married Fred Frazier on July 12, 1954, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The couple lived in Dunlap and she worked as a cook for the Gold Slipper and the Dunlap High School. Irene then went on be a cook at the Dunlap Nursing and Rehab Center. She retired from the Dunlap Nursing and Rehab Center in 2006.

Irene enjoyed going to the casino, watching sports, and working on puzzles. She also enjoyed playing with her granddog Bases.”

Irene died on Monday, August 22, 2011, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa at the age of 75 years, nine months and 21 days.

Irene is preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Robert, Larry, and Gordon Alexander. She is survived by her husband, Fred; son, Terry D. Frazier and his wife Lori of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, June and her husband Al Lovrien of Lincoln, Nebraska, Phyllis Reynolds of Gautier, Mississippi; two nieces, Charlotte and Dick Lovrien of Lincoln, Nebraska, Teresa Kreienkamp of St. Louis, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service
10:00 am Thursday, August 25, 2011
Fouts Funeral Home
Dunlap, Iowa

Clergy
Pastor Gene Kline

Recorded Selections
“You’ve Got a Friend”
“Fire and Rain”
“Seven Bridges Road”

Pall Bearers
Mike Driggins ~ Ed Frazier ~ Merv King
Mike Kreienkamp ~ Dick Lovrien ~ Lyle Shepard

Final Resting Place
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Dunlap, Iowa

GATES, MARIE P.

Died Sept. 18, 2011
Marie P. Gates Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil from September 19 to September 20, 2011

Marie P. Gates, age 93, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away September 18, 2011, at her home.

Marie was born February 10, 1918, in Goldfield, Iowa, to the late Paul and Ethel (Clark) Shirk. She married C. Martin Gates and to this union two children were born, Diane and Gary. Marie owned and operated Iowa Service Hobby for many years. She lived in Norwalk, Iowa for 10 years, West Des Moines, Iowa for 50 years before moving to Council Bluffs in 1999. Marie was a 48 year cancer survivor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Martin Gates on October 31, 1990; grandson, Jim Sondag on October 9, 2008; son-in-law, Robert Sondag on February 10, 1977; and brother, Hal Shirk.

Marie is survived by daughter, Diane Sondag, of Council Bluffs; son, Gary Gates, of West Des Moines; 5 grandchildren, Randy (Julie) Gates, Cheryl (Matt) Fish, Debbie (Walt) Nichols, Shelley (Greg) Fischer, Joe Sondag; granddaughter-in-law, Cherie Strand; 11 great grandchildren, Amber (Alex) Williams, Brittany (Zach) Sands, Courtney (fiancee', Terry Palmer) Sondag, Taylor and Dylan Sondag, Robbie and Devin Nichols, Zach and Brandon Fish, Jordan and Evan Fischer; 2 great-great grandchildren, Ava and James Williams and baby Sands coming in January of 2012; sister, Arlene (Lloyd) Pace, of West Des Moines; brothers, Don (Lorraine) Shirk, of Urbandale, Iowa, Jerry (Ruth) Shirk, of Norwalk; sister-in-law, Pat Shirk, of Texarkana, Texas.

Memorial visitation, Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel, Council Bluffs. Inurnment in Norwalk, Iowa Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to S.O.L.A.S., 1204 North 28th St., Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501.

GREENSTREET, KERMIT

Died July 9, 2011
Kermit Greenstreet Obit
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Funeral Services for 82 year old Kermit Greenstreet of Elk Run Heights, formerly of Denison, will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, July 16th at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison with burial at the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. He passed away on Saturday at the Covenant Hospital in Waterloo. Survivors include son Russell Greenstreet, daughter Jacqueline Wetherell of Wall Lake, 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, and many other relatives and friends. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of the arrangements where friends may call from 4-7 pm on Friday, July 15th.

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Remembering Kermit Greenstreet

Visitation Date/Time
Friday, July 15, 2011 4-7 P.M.

Visitation Location
Huebner Funeral Home 1437 Broadway Denison, Iowa 51442

Service Date/Time
Saturday, July 16, 2011 10:30 A.M.

Service Location
Huebner Funeral Home 1437 Broadway Denison, Iowa 51442

Kermit Johnson Greenstreet was born on April 17, 1929, the son of Edwin and Esther Johnson Greenstreet. He passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Covenant Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa, at the age of eighty two.

Kermit was born in Ticonic, Iowa and grew up near Moorhead, Iowa. He was baptized in Christ at the Turin Methodist Church in Turin, Iowa, on April 17, 1938. He received his education in the Castana Community Schools, graduating with the class of 1948. He entered the United States Army on February 11, 1953 serving with the 517th Military Police. Kermit received his honorable discharge on December 29, 1954, earning a Korean Service Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Schultz on January 11, 1960, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. After their marriage, they farmed in Crawford County most of their lives and were blessed with the birth of two children.

After Evelyn became homebound, Kermit lovingly took care of her. He was a caring and loving man, and also very independent and strong-willed. He was always willing to assist anyone needing help. Kermit enjoyed living life and spending time outdoors. Some of his favorite activities included planting flowers, fishing and hunting, especially coon hunting. He also enjoyed doing research on the internet and sharing all of his new found wisdom.

Kermit is preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Evelyn in 2002. He is survived by one son, Russell; and one daughter, Jacqueline and special friend, Larry; three grandchildren, Brandon, Angela, and Kimberly and their families; one brother, Gale and his wife, Joan; as well as, many other relatives and friends.

GRELL, MATHAUS (MATT) J.

Died July 15, 2011
Mathaus (Matt) J. Grell Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from July 20 to July 27, 2011

Mathaus (Matt) J. Grell, 56 of Soldier, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison with a private inurnment at a later date. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service at the Huebner Funeral Home.

A gathering of friends for a celebration of Matt's life will be at the AK Corral at a later date.
Survivors include three brothers, Arnold J., of Moville, Willie, of Hornick, and Eddie, of Soldier; and sisters, Cora Ann, of Del Rio, Texas, Sarah, of Hornick, Velma and Tina, of Onawa, and Katie, of Denison.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011

Mathaus "Matt" Joseph Grell was born September 12, 1954, the son of Arnold and Velma Carter Grell. He passed away Friday July, 12, 2011, at his home in Solider, Iowa, at the age of 56, following a short illness. Matt was born in Mapleton, Iowa and graduated from Maple Valley High School. After graduation he worked for his parents and then for Westendorf's. He also worked for Farmland Foods for 20 years. He loved to work with his hands and could always be found working on old trucks and cars. He also enjoyed camping, flying, hunting, and watching others fish. He was a genuine gentleman. He had a passion for animals, especially horses. He was a very special and caring uncle to his nieces and nephews. In his spare time he enjoyed watching western movies and had a knack for remembering names of actors and the movies in which they starred. Matt was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Bonnie; and one infant brother, Daniel. He is survived by his three brothers: Arnold "Butch" J. and his wife, Charlene; Willie and his wife, Luann; and Eddie; four sisters: Cora Ann and her husband, Jack; Sarah and her husband, Rex; Velma and Tina; and Katie and her husband, Mark; one brother-in-law, Ron; and many other relatives and friends. He also had two very special pets, Ginger and Hoser.

Memorial services were held 2 P.M., Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa. Dennis Huebner officiated the service. Selections played were a collection of Matt's favorite songs. A celebration of Matt's life will be held at a later date at the AK Corral. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.

GROSS, DELORES MARIE ELIZABETH

Died Sept. 19, 2011
Delores Marie Elizabeth Gross Obit
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Obituaries, September 20th, 2011 by Jim Field

Delores Marie Elizabeth Gross, 94, of Harlan died Monday, September 19 at Elm Crest Assisted Living in Harlan. Mass of Christian Burial for Delores Marie Elizabeth Gross will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 11:00 am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the family present from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the funeral home.

A Rosary will be held Wednesday at 4:00 pm at the funeral home.

A Wake service will be held Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery in Defiance.

Delores Marie Elizabeth Gross is survived by:
2 sons: James (Norma) Gross of Manilla
Randy (Virignia) Gross of Roscoe, IL
4 daughters: Marceleen (Fred) Youngman of Dale, TX
Mary Jane Brody of Omaha
Virginia (Paul) Kruse of Harlan
Lori (Scott) Bandow of Manilla
23 Grand children
28 Great-Grand children

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Mass of Christian Burial for 94 year old Dolores Marie Elizabeth Gross of Harlan will be held at 11am on Thursday, September 22nd at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan with burial in the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Defiance. Dolores passed away on Monday, September 19th at Elm Crest Assisted Living. Survivors include 2 sons James (Norma) Gross of Manilla, and Randy (Virginia) Gross of Roscoe, IL; 4 daughters Marceleen (Fred) Youngman of Dale, TX, Mary Jane Brody of Omaha, NE, Virginia (Paul) Kruse of Harlan, and Lori (Scott) Bandow of Manilla, 23 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements where visitation will be from 2 to 9pm on Wednesday, September 21st with a Rosary starting at 4pm, a wake service at 7pm, and family greeting friends from 4 to 8:30pm.

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Arrangements and Services For
Dolores Gross - Age 94
Who died on Monday, September 19, 2011

Visitation
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Rosary
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
4:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Wake Service
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
7:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, September 22, 2011
11:00 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery
Defiance, Iowa

Dolores is survived by her children: James (Norma) Gross of Manilla, IA, Marcelleen (Fred) Youngman of Dale, TX, Mary Jane Brody of Omaha, NE, Randy (Virginia) Gross of Roscoe, IL, Virginia (Paul) Kruse of Harlan, IA, and Lori (Scott) Bandow of Manilla, IA; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren.

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Dolores Marie Elizabeth Gross, the oldest daughter of August Sr. and Mathilda (Kohls) Schnuettgen, was born on May 11, 1917 on her parents farm near Buck Grove, Iowa. She was baptized at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Buck Grove and confirmed at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance, Iowa. She attended country school until second grade when her parents moved to a farm west of Defiance and then attended St. Paul’s Catholic School in Defiance until the eighth grade. Because Dolores was needed at home, she was unable to go on to high school.

Dolores was united in marriage to Norbert Gross on January 4, 1938 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Defiance by Father Roseman. To this union four sons and four daughters were born. After their marriage, Dolores and Norbert made their home south of Buck Grove in an area called "Pretty Prairie" until 1941 when they moved south of Earling, Iowa. In 1945, they bought a farm north of Defiance where they made their home until the death of Norbert in 1997. In September of 1999, Dolores then moved to her home in Harlan, Iowa, and became a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Dolores was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court No. 266 of Earling and a member of the St. Peter's Catholic Church Alter and Rosary Society of Defiance. She was an active member in her community and served as president of the Silver tops Senior Citizen club of Defiance and was an active 4-H leader of the Defiance Peppie-pals for four years. Dolores was a homemaker and loved gardening, canning, raising chickens, crocheting, and quilting. She was devoted to her faith, family, and friends. Dolores was with her family constantly when they were young and cared for her parents when they were elderly.

Dolores died on September 19, 2011 at Elm Crest Retirement Center in Harlan, Iowa, having attained the age of ninety-four years, four months, and eight days. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Norbert, sons Samuel and Thomas, sister Donna Schmitz, and brothers Othmar, August, Jr., John, and Eugene Schnuettgen.

She is survived by her children: Jim Gross and his wife Norma of Manilla, Iowa, Marcelleen and her husband Fred Youngman of Dale, Texas, Mary Jane Brody of Omaha, Nebraska, Randy Gross and his wife Virginia of Roscoe, Illinois, Virginia and her husband Paul Kruse of Harlan, Iowa, and Lorie and her husband Scott Bandow of Manilla, Iowa; twenty-three grandchildren; twenty-eight great-grandchildren; sisters Mary McCaffery of Denison, Iowa, Marie Ullrich of Ukiah, California, Rita and her husband Merle Langenfeld of Carroll, Iowa, and Betty and her husband Joe Astuto of Omaha; sisters-in-law Rose Schnuettgen of Avoca, Iowa, Mary Schnuettgen of Elkhorn, Nebraska, and Linda Schnuettgen of Denison; other family members and friends.

Rev. Ken Gross celebrated the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial with concelebrants Rev. Don Bruck and Rev. Chris Fontanini on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. Serving as casket bearers were Steven Youngman, David Youngman, Paul Youngman, Cameron Gross, Ethan Bandow, Shawn Brody, Zack Bandow, Doug Gross, Steve Gross, Bruce Gross, Rick Gross, and John Brody. Interment was held at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Defiance, Iowa.

GROTE, LORETTA M.

Died Aug. 17, 2011
Loretta M. Grote Obit
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August 18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

LORETTA. M. GROTE, 86, of Harlan, died Wed., Aug. 17th, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. Services for LORETTA GROTE are pending at the Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

LORETTA GROTE is survived by:
Her children - Jeannie (Daryl) Jensen; Nancy (Randy) Palmer; Constance McElderry; Mary (Eric) Camp, and Ronald (Kim) Grote.
Her sister - Marie Anderson.
12 grandchildren, & 7 great-grandchildren.

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Funeral services for 86 year old Loretta M. Grote of Harlan are pending at the Pauley Jones Funeral home in Harlan. Loretta passed away on Wednesday, August 17 at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. Survivors include her children: Jeannie (Daryl) Jensen, Nancy (Randy) Palmer, Constance McElderry, Mary (Eric) Van Camp, and Ronald (Kim) Grote; 12 Grandchildren; 7 Great-Grandchildren; and 1 sister, Marie Anderson. The Pauley Jones Funeral home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements.

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Arrangements and Services Are Pending For
Loretta M. Grote - Age 86
Who died on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Loretta is survived by her children: Jeannie (Daryl) Jensen of Shelby, IA, Nancy (Randy) Palmer of Council Bluffs, IA, Constance McElderry (fiance R. B. Loomis) of Omaha, NE, Mary (Eric) VanCamp of Harlan, Iowa, and Ronald (Kim) Grote of Washington, IA; daughter-in-law Janis Grote of Harlan; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and sister Marie Anderson of Newport Coast, CA.

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Arrangements and Services For
Loretta Grote - 86
Who Died On Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Visitation
Sunday, August 21, 2011
1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Sunday, August 21, 2011
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Rosary
Sunday August 21,2011
7:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, August 22, 2011
11:00 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Harlan Cemetery
Harlan, Iowa

Loretta is survived by her children: Jeannie (Daryl) Jensen of Shelby, IA, Nancy (Randy) Palmer of Council Bluffs, IA, Constance McElderry (fiance R. B. Loomis) of Omaha, NE, Mary (Eric) VanCamp of Harlan, Iowa, and Ronald (Kim) Grote of Washington, IA; daughter-in-law Janis Grote of Harlan; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and sister Marie Anderson of Newport Coast, CA.

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Loretta Grote - Age 86

Loretta Mary Grote was born on February 22, 1925 to Jacob and Mary (Thomas) Daeges in Portsmouth, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Portsmouth. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Portsmouth.

On January 11, 1944, she was united in marriage to Frederick Grote. Seven children were born to this union: Jeannie, Gerald, Nancy, Constance, Mary, Mark, and Ronald.

Loretta worked at St. Mary's Catholic School and then went to work for the Harlan Community School District. She retired in 1990 and continued living in her home after Frederick’s death in 2002.

Her hobbies included crocheting, embroidery, and baking. She also enjoyed doing word puzzles, fishing, bingo, and playing games with anyone who would play with her.

Loretta died on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa, having attained the age of eighty-six years, five months, and twenty-six days. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sons Gerald and Mark, brothers and sisters: Helena, Michael, William, Lewis, Elizabeth, Ann, Frances, Bernadine, Patrick, Pauline, and Henry, and granddaughter Stephanie.

She is survived by her children: Jeannie and her husband Daryl Jensen of Shelby, Iowa, Nancy and her husband Randy Palmer of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Constance McElderry and her fiancé R. B. Loomis of Omaha, Nebraska, Mary and her husband Eric VanCamp of Harlan, Iowa, and Ronald Grote and his wife Kim of Washington, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Janis Grote of Harlan; sister Marie Anderson of Newport Coast, California; other family members and many friends.

Rev. John Frost celebrated the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, August 22, 2011 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. Kate Kohorst and Jan Rau provided the music. Serving as casket bearers were Mike Grote, Robert "Bobby" Grote, Lloyd Grote, Daniel Grote, Richard Grote, and Joseph Grote. Interment was held at the Harlan Cemetery.

GUENTHER, JOSEPH

Died Aug. 24, 2011
Joseph Guenther Obit
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011

Joseph Guenther

SIOUX CITY - Joseph A. Guenther, 84, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Officiating will be the Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City; Mr. Guenther's son, the Rev. Daniel Guenther; the Rev. Michael Erpelding and other priests from the diocese who will concelebrate the Mass, along with Mr. Guenther's nephew, the Rev. Deacon Paul Dreismeier.

Visitation with the family present wil be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the rosary recited by the Catholic Daughters of America at 6 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., all at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

The burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the Iowa Army National Guard.

Joseph was born on Jan. 18, 1927, in Crofton, Neb., he son of Ferdinand and Mary (Foxhoven) Guenther. He grew up and attended schools in the Crofton area. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and served during World War II in Japan.

He farmed for a few years before his wedding to Hilaria Wuebben on April 10, 1951. Hilaria died June 13, 1983 in Sioux City. Joseph married Marcie Miller on May 1, 1993 in Sioux City. Joseph and Hilaria farmed in the Crofton area until coming to Sioux City in 1954. He was a TV technician for Gibson Home Appliance for many years.

He was a longtime member of St. Boniface Church and was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in South Sioux City. Joseph took great pride in his family and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing and was a member of the Sun Valley Golf Course.

Survivors include his wife Marcie of Sioux City; five children, Ralph Guenther and his wife Jenise of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, Louise Guenther of Galena, Ohio, the Rev. Daniel Guenther of Sioux City, Joan Dobmeier and her husband Terry of Omaha, Neb., David Guenther and his wife Leslie of Benbrook, Texas; two stepdaughters, Charlotte Mulheron and her husband Garry of Burbank, S.D., and Cheryl Hutchinson and her husband Robert of Sioux City; two sisters, Anne Wortmann and Roseline Burbach and her husband Roman, all of Hartington Neb.; a brother, Albert Guenther and his wife Janice of Norfolk, Neb.; seven grandchildren, Brandon, Andrew, Tara, Angela, Nicole, Joshua and Sarah; eight stepgrandchildren, Heath, Kristina, Colleen, Kate, Jennifer, Robert, Marcy and Cherice; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by his parents; his first wife Hilaria; three brothers, Fritz, John and Clarence; three sisters, Catherine Dreismeier, Elizabeth Hames and Mary Steffen.

Pallbearers will be Josh Guenther, Roger Wortmann, Ed Steffen, Jerry Hames, Ken Guenther and Richard Mohrhauser.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Boniface Catholic Church, Hospice of Siouxland or Holy Spirit Retirement home.

Condolences may be sent online to www.meyerbroschapels.com.

HALL, LEOTA E.

Died July 23, 2011
Leota E. Hall Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review July 25, 2011

Leota E. Hall, 95 of Denison, died Saturday, July 23, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Denison with burial at the Nishnabotna Cemetery in Manilla.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Gary Hall of Manilla; one daughter, Anita of Saint Augustine, Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011


Leota Ellen Hall was born February 1, 1916 to Elizabeth Ila Seamans and Harry M. Drorbaugh at their farm home near Cromwell, Iowa. The family moved to a farm one mile west of Kent, Iowa in March of 1917. Her father farmed 200 acres for Warren and Walter Riggs (twins). They were bankers in Kent. He sometimes hired a man to help him with cultivation and corn picking.

In 1930 they moved to a farm her parents purchased three miles east of Lenox, Iowa.

She finished two years of high school in Kent with her last two years of high school in Lenox. She graduated at sixteen years of age.

After two years of helping at home, picking corn by hand, baking bread and doing housework for a cousin for $2.00 per week, Leota obtained her normal training teacher's certificate. It was not issued until one reached the age of eighteen.

In 1934 Leota applied for a teaching position in twenty-nine different school districts with no luck. The thirtieth application was a "standard" school and she could have the position if she had a summer of summer school. She enrolled for the summer session of Iowa State Teacher's College out of Cedar Falls which was held in Corning that summer. She was two weeks late enrolling so she had to do some "catching up". Her first teaching position was at Frog Pond; two miles south and six miles west of Lenox. The second week she contracted scarlet fever and missed two weeks of school. There were about sixteen pupils in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Leota taught there for two years, and then moved to a school two miles north of Lenox for one year. After that she taught seventh and eighth graders in Kent for four years until her marriage on June 1, 1941 to Allen David Hall at her parent's farm home.

They lived with Rolland and Emma Hall, Allen's parents, on a farm south of Corning until March 1, 1942. Then they moved to a farm owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company ten miles south of Lenox. At this home is where Gary Allen Hall was born on July 25, 1942. Allen cared for cattle and hogs and helped with cattle and hay on all the other farms in the area. They lived on the headquarters farm. After two years they moved to another Metropolitan farm eight miles south of Lenox. They were given a share of the calves that were on the farm and in 1945 were sent to the International Stock Show in Chicago with some other Metropolitan calves and won the grand championship. Anita was born November 4, 1945 while the family lived on the Buchanan Farm.

On March 1, 1946 the family moved 125 miles north and west to Manilla, Iowa. Allen died in May of 1980 and on July 1, 1984 Leota bought the Tenhulzen house in Hillcrest Addition in Denison, Iowa, and moved into it on October 17, 1984.

She was a 60 year member of the Friendly Farmers Club of Manilla, First United Methodist Church in Denison and the United Methodist Women, P.E.O., Red Hat Society, Crawford County Farm Bureau, Questers, Sweet Adelines, and, in earlier years, was a 4-H Leader. In her leisure time she enjoyed writing poetry, being a published author, gardening, bird watching and pursuing her many talents in arts and crafts.

Leota died Saturday morning, July 23, 2011, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison having been blessed with 95 years, 5 months and 22 days.

Including her parents, Harry and Elizabeth Drorbaugh and her husband, Allen, Leota was also preceded in death by three siblings, twins: Bob Drorbaugh and Betty Wilson and Thirza Hucke.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include one son, Gary Hall of Manilla, Iowa, one daughter, Anita and husband, Yuri Schilin of Saint Augustine, Florida, 10 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday July 26, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, Denison, Iowa, with the Rev. Alberta Ervin officiating. Music for the service included recorded selections of "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Rose". Vocal solo selections included "I Believe" and "One Day at a Time" with Pat Roush serving as vocalist and Nancy Miles, accompanist. Honorary pallbearers were Mick Wilson, Larry Struck, Derek Hall, Luke Hall, Aiden Hall, Josh Getting, Zach Getting, Jack Vanderweide, Gary Manda, Fredrick Manda, Lucas Manda, Mitchell Breitmann and Yuri Schilin. Those serving as pallbearers were David Getting, Doug Vanderweide, Alan Hall, Will Manda, Steve Hall and Troy Breitmann. Interment was at the Nishnabotna Cemetery, Manilla, Iowa. Following the interment the family invited everyone to return to the church and join them for fellowship and a luncheon prepared and served by the United Methodist Women. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home, www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

HAMMES, LEONARD A. JR.

Died Aug. 21, 2011

Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 27 to August 28, 2011

Hammes, Leonard A., Jr.
Feb 6, 1928 - Aug 21, 2011

Survived by wife Helen; son Doug; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Tim Balvanz; brother Don; nieces, nephews; other loving family and friends; and four-legged friend Emma.

MEMORIAL SERVICE Sunday 4pm, Brookestone Meadows Chapel, 600 Brookestone Meadows Plaza in Elkhorn. Memorials to the Nebraska Humane Society.

JOHN A. GENTLEMAN MORTUARIES
PACIFIC STREET CHAPEL
14151 Pacific St., 402-391-1664

HANSEN, DENNIS RAYMOND

Died Sept. 1, 2011
Dennis Raymond Hansen Obit
Published in Des Moines Register on September 6, 2011

Dennis Raymond Hansen, 64, Denison, died 09-01-2011.

Arrangements: Pfannebecker Funeral Home.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from September 1 to September 8, 2011

Dennis Raymond Hansen, 64 of Denison, died Thursday, September 1, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorial services are pending and will be announced from Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.

Survivors include his sister, Mary Jane Watje of Denison.

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Dennis Raymond Hansen

Born: 12/29/1946

Died: 9/1/2011

Services: Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, September 16, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa.

Visitation: From 1:00 p.m. until service time, Friday, September 16, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa.

Memorials: Donor Choice

Cemetery: Crawford Heights Memory Gardens, Denison, Iowa

Survivors include one sister, Mary Jane Watje of Denison, Iowa, five nephews and nieces: Mike and wife, Jody Watje of Denison, Iowa, Jessica Watje and Theresa Watje of Omaha, Nebraska, Justin Watje of Buck Grove, Iowa and Jason Watje of Des Moines, Iowa, four great nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Jami and Andrew Watje of Denison, Iowa, and Malik Williams of Omaha, Nebraska, two aunts, Helen Haase and Adeline Koenck of Denison, Iowa, other relatives and friends.

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Dennis Raymond Hansen

Born: 12/29/1946
Died: 9/1/2011

Services: Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, September 16, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa.

Visitation: From 1:00 p.m. until service time, Friday, September 16, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa.

Memorials: Donor Choice

Cemetery: Crawford Heights Memory Gardens, Denison, Iowa

Dennis Raymond Hansen was born at Denison, Iowa, December 29, 1946, the son of Raymond and Elvira Haase Hansen. He was received into God's Kingdom of Grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison January 26, 1947, and confirmed in his Christian Faith there April 15, 1962. He was raised in Denison where he graduated from Denison High School with the class of 1965. He furthered his education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in March of 1970.

From July of 1970 until his honorable discharge in June of 1974, Dennis served his country in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Hickman Air Force Base in Hawaii where he was an Inventory Management Specialist.

Upon his discharge Dennis returned to Iowa and began his teaching career in the H-T-R Parochial School in Templeton, Iowa. He then taught in the Charter Oak-Ute Public Schools, Plattsmouth Middle School in Plattsmouth, Nebraska and Kayenta Public Schools in Kayenta, Arizona. From 1985 until 1989, Dennis took a break from teaching and was employed in retail at Grand Canyon National Park and Desert View Trading Post. He then returned to teaching for three years at Quartsize School District No. 4 in Ehrenberg, Arizona. In 1997 Dennis moved back to Denison and was employed as an Apartment Living Supervisor for Wesco Industries for two years. From 1999 until 2001 he was a teacher and counselor for the Sioux City Boys and Girls Home, Denison Day Treatment. In October of 2001 he began his employment with WinneVegas Casino at Sloan, Iowa, holding various positions, retiring from their Human Relations Department as a Trainer of new employees in 2010. During his years at the casino he made his home in Sloan and Onawa.

In his spare time he enjoyed socializing with friends, playing cards, and was a great lover of cats.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison.

On April 26 of this year Dennis entered the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, and it was there his death occurred early September 1, 2011. At the time of his death he had been blessed with 64 years, 8 months and 2 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Elvira Hansen.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include one sister, Mary Jane Watje of Denison, Iowa, three nephews and two nieces: Mike and wife, Jody Watje of Denison, Iowa, Jessica Watje and Theresa Watje of Omaha, Nebraska, Justin Watje of Buck Grove, Iowa and Jason Watje of Des Moines, Iowa, four great nieces and nephews, Kelsey, Jami and Andrew Watje of Denison, Iowa, and Malik Williams of Omaha, Nebraska, two aunts, Helen Haase and Adeline Koenck of Denison, Iowa, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2011, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa, with the Rev. Kurt R. Kaiser and the Rev. David M. Sewing officiating. Music for the service included the congregational hymns of "How Great Thou Art" and "On Eagles' Wings" with Karen Kahl serving as organist. Military Honors were provided by the American Legion Post 8, Denison, Iowa. Inurnment was at Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Following the services all were invited to return to the church and join the family for fellowship and refreshments. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home, www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

HANSEN, EDWARD

Died Aug. 14, 2011
Edward Hansen Obit
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August 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

EDWARD HANSEN, 95, of Harlan, died Sun., Aug. 14th, at the Elm Crest Assisted Living facility in Harlan. Funeral services for EDWARD HANSEN will be held 11-a.m. Wed., Aug. 17th, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation at the funeral home, is from Noon until 9-p.m. Tue., Aug. 19th, with the family present from 6-8pm. A Prayer service will be held at 7-p.m. Tues. , also at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Jacksonville Cemetery.

EDWARD HANSEN is survived by:
His wife - Catherine, of Harlan.
His daughters - Bonnie (Robert) Myers, of Shelby, Lorrain (Kenny) Towne, of Hancock, & Ilene (Verne) Nelson, of Harlan.
His Step-daughter - Cheryll (Brownnie) Polley, of Carlise.
His Step-son - John (Roxanne) Linde, of Harlan.
15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, & 6 great-great grandchildren

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Funeral Services for 95 year old Edward Hansen of Harlan will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at 11 AM at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville with burial in the Jacksonville Cemetery. Edward Hansen died on August 14 at Elm Crest Assisted Living. He is survived by wife Catherine Hansen of Harlan, 3 daughters, Bonnie (Robert) Myers of Shelby, Loraine (Kenny) Towne of Hancock, Ilene (Verne) Nelson of Harlan, a step daughter, Cheryll (Brownnie) Polley of Carlisle, step-son John (Roxanne) Linde of Harlan, 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements where a visitation will be held on Tuesday from 12 to 9 PM with family present to greet friends from 6 to 8 PM, and a prayer service at 7PM.

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Arrangements and Services For
Edward Hansen - Age 95
Who Died On Sunday, August 14, 2011

Visitation
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
12:00 Noon to 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Prayer Service
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
7:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
11:00 A.M.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Jacksonville, Iowa

Interment
Jacksonville Cemetery
Jacksonville, Iowa

He is survived by his wife Catherine Hansen of Harlan, Iowa; his daughters: Bonnie and her husband Robert Myers of Shelby, IA; Loraine and her husband Kenny Towne of Hancock, IA and Ilene and her husband Verne Nelson of Harlan; two step children: Cheryll and her husband Brownnie Polley of Carlisle, IA and John Linde and his wife Roxanne of Harlan; sisters-in-law: Phyllis Hansen of Harlan; Shirley Gearhart of Great Falls, MT; Myrna Poldberg of Harlan; Shirley McDermott of Atlantic, IA; brothers-in-law: Charles Gearhart of Harlan and Stuart Gearhart of Reno, NV.

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Edward Hansen - Age 95

Edward Hansen, son of Hans T. and Mary (Petersen) Hansen was born November 9, 1915 on the family farm northwest of Jacksonville, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. He attended Jackson No. 2 country school through the eighth grade. After his schooling, Edward began working for his dad for room and board only. At the age of twenty-one, Edward received thirty dollars a month plus room and board and all the work around the farm was done with horses.

On November 9, 1941, Ed was united in marriage to Leota Gearhart at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. Four daughters were born to this union: Bonnie, Loraine, Ilene and Mary Beth. Prior to his marriage, Ed was renting the Andrew Poldberg farm and this is where Ed and Leota began their married life. He purchased his first pair of work horses, Belle and Beauty for two hundred and fifty dollars. Ed delivered the Des Moines Sunday paper in his 1937 Ford two door V-8 sedan with Leota riding with him most Sundays. They then moved to the Hans Marcussen farm west of Kimballton and farmed there until 1949, when they moved to the Hans Petersen farm for one year. Ed and Leota then moved to the Lars Petersen farm in 1950 and later moved to the Chris O. Christensen farm northwest of Jacksonville in 1963.

Ed always farmed with John Deere equipment, with one exception; a Ferguson tractor he purchased in 1953. His first piece of equipment that wasn't horse drawn was a John Deere H tractor that had a two row cultivator, a 212 plow and a converted horse-drawn disk. In addition to farming, Ed worked at the ASCS office for thirty years, was township and county committeeman for nine years, a real estate broker with Leonard Steen Realty and was a director at Landmands National Bank in Kimballton and Audubon for twenty years.

Ed loved his ponies and pony hitches often showing them at the Shelby, Audubon and Pottawattamie County fairs beginning in 1960. He was known for giving ponies to his grandchildren and other family members and friends - anyone who asked actually. He enjoyed playing pitch and he and Leota were members of a neighborhood pinochle club. Ed was also a very staunch democrat often telling his daughters to "vote a straight ticket." Ed and Leota also enjoyed traveling after their retirement with trips to Europe and Hawaii and various places through the United States. They built their new home in Harlan in 1987 where Leota lived until she passed away in 1988.

In 1990, Ed was united in marriage to Catherine Linde and they continued to make their home in Harlan. In April of 2006, Ed and Catherine became residents of the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan and this is where he died on August 14, 2011 having attained the age of ninety-five years, nine months and five days. In addition to his parents and wife of forty-seven years, Leota, Ed was preceded in death by his infant daughter Mary Beth; his sisters Mabel and husband Everett Greve, Myrtle and husband Glen Klindt and Hazel and husband Norman Hansen and brothers Thomas and wife Mabel and Russell and wife Dorothy Hansen.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years, Catherine Hansen of Harlan, Iowa; his daughters: Bonnie and her husband Robert Myers of Shelby, Iowa; Loraine and her husband Kenny Towne of Hancock, Iowa and Ilene and her husband Verne Nelson of Harlan; two step children: Cheryll and her husband Brownnie Polley of Carlisle, Iowa and John Linde and his wife Roxanne of Harlan; sisters-in-law: Shirley Gearhart of Great Falls, Montana; Myrna Poldberg of Harlan; Shirley McDermott of Atlantic, Iowa; brothers-in-law: Charles Gearhart of Harlan and Stuart Gearhart of Reno, Nevada; fifteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren and five step great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Pastor Ron Rasmussen officiated the 11:00 AM funeral service on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Iowa. Honorary casket bearers were Laurie Hoepner, Susan Hulsebus, Brenda Boyle, Andrea Turk, Darci Towne, Amy Towne, Cari Nelson, and Natasha Nelson. Serving as casket bearers were Charles Myers, Steven Myers, Darren Towne, Dale Towne, Nathan Nelson, Mark Nelson, and Scott Nelson. Interment was held at the Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville, Iowa.

The family requests memorials be made to
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1010 Umbrella Road
Harlan, IA 51537

HAST, RUSSELL LOUIS

Died July 17, 2011
Russell Louis Hast Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review July 20, 2011

Russell Louis Hast, 66 of Denison, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Denison with burial at Zion Cemetery in Denison.

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four sons, Jim Hast of Minden, Michael Hast of Omaha, Nebraska, Thomas Hast of Collierville, Tennessee, and Troy Hast of Carroll; three brothers, Harold Dean Hast of Council Bluffs, Philip Hast of Ida Grove and John Hast of Denison; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011

Russell Louis Hast was born April 5, 1945, the son of Albert and Dorothy Nance Hast. He passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 66. Russell was born in Denison, Iowa. He grew up in the Buck Grove area, attending country school. He attended Denison High School in Denison, Iowa, graduating with the class of 1963. He joined the National Guard, serving from 1963 to 1967. He was united in marriage to Teri Lyman and to this union four sons were born.

He worked construction most of his life as a mason. He was a hard-working, honest man, always putting in a good day's work. He had a good sense of humor and remained strong for his family. He enjoyed fishing and hunting trips in the western Iowa region. Car shows were a favorite pastime of his as well as driving his Porsche. He loved spending time with his family and friends and attending his grandchildren's sporting events.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; one nephew, Rick; one brother-in-law, Daryl; and one cousin, Delbert. Survivors include four sons: Michael and his special friend, Bud; Jim and his wife, Lori; Thomas and his wife, Tammy; and Troy and his wife, Melissa; three brothers: Harold "Dean" Hast and his wife, Maxine; Philip and his wife, Mavis; and John and his wife, Karol; one sister, Vernetta Clingenpeel; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held 10 A.M., Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Denison, Iowa. Rev. Alberta Ervin officiated the service and graveside rites held at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Denison. Organist Nancy Miles provided accompaniment for congregational hymns, "Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound," and "Nearer, My God, To Thee," and also for soloist John Wagner as he sang "In The Garden." Honorary pallbearers were Raenada Ronfeldt Jolley, Dustin Meseck Ibarra, Mark Hast, and Rick Wulf. Serving as pallbearers were Nick Lueschen, Dan Schneider, Jim Schmidt, Austin Hast, Dan Hast, and Josh Hast. The family invited everyone to return to the church for food and fellowship served by the Methodist Women. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.

HAWK, RITA F. (KOESTERS) KOHLES

Died Sept. 18, 2011
Rita F. (Koesters) Kohles Hawk Obit
Published in Omaha World-Herald from September 19 to September 23, 2011

Hawk, Rita F. (Koesters) Kohles
Sep 30, 1935 - Sep 18, 2011

Blair, NE. Preceded in death by husband, Allen "Wes" Hawk; parents, Fred and Martha Koesters; grandson, Robert Jones. Survived by children, daughters, Donna Spychalski, Lori Mullen and husband John; son, Dale "Tony" Kohles and wife Rhonda; former husband, Dewey Kohles; 16 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; 2 stepdaughters, Jody Pitsch and Julie Lipari; 3 stepsons, Scott, Patrick, and Dan Hawk; 3 brothers, Al, Jerry, and Denny Koesters; 3 sisters, Mary Leistra, Ruth Graeve, Linda Weiland; a host of many dear friends and family.

VISITATION begins Thursday, 4pm, with Vigil Service to follow at 7pm, West Center Chapel. FUNERAL MASS Friday, 10am, St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Blair NE. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Earling, IA at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials to VFW POST 1251, Blair, NE.

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WEST CENTER CHAPEL
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HAWK, Rita F. (Kohles), Sep 30, 1935 - Sep 18, 2011, Blair, NE. Preceded in death by husband, Allen "Wes" Hawk; parents, Fred and Martha Koesters; grandson, Robert Jones. Survived by daughters: Donna Spychalski, Lori Mullen and husband John; son, Dale "Tony" Kohles and wife Rhonda; former husband, Dewey Kohles; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 2 stepdaughters, Jody Pitsch and Julie Lipari; 3 stepsons: Scott, Patrick, and Dan Hawk; 3 brothers: Al, Jerry, and Denny Koesters; 3 sisters: Mary Leistra, Ruth Graeve, and Linda Weiland; a host of many dear friends and family.

VISITATION begins Thursday, 4pm, with VIGIL SERVICE to follow at 7pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Friday, 10am, St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, Blair Nebraska. GRAVESIDE SERVICE Friday, 3pm, St. Joseph Cemetery in Earling, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to VFW Post 1251, Blair Nebraska.

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Mortuaries and Crematories
7805 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
(402) 391-3900

HEALY, MARY A.

Died Sept. 4, 2011

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Mass of Christian Burial for 86 year old Mary Healy of Omaha, NE, formerly of Earling, will be held at 10am on Thursday, September 8 in Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Omaha, NE. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Omaha. Mary Healy passed away on Sunday, September 4. Survivors include her children: Kevin (Lujean) Healy, Mary C. Healy, Patrice (Lavaaron) Davis, Teresa Ostlund, and Donna (Tim) Donnelly; 7 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren; and brother, Francis (Elizabeth) Langenfeld. The Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Funeral Home in Omaha, NE is in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 7th from 5 to 7pm in the Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Omaha, with a Vigil Service beginning at 7pm.

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Healy, Mary A.
Aug 1, 1925 - Sep 4, 2011

Preceded in death by husband, Walter P. Healy; daughter, Kristy Healy; grandson, Robert Ostlund. Survived by children and spouses: Kevin and Lujean Healy, Mary C. Healy, Patrice and Lavaaron Davis, Teresa Ostlund, Donna and Tim Donnelly; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Francis Langenfeld (Elizabeth).

The family receives friends Wednesday, 5pm to 7pm, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, 10am, Mary Our Queen Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.

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78th & West Center 402-391-3900
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Mary A. Healy

HEALY, Mary A., Aug 1, 1925 - Sep 4, 2011. Preceded in death by husband, Walter P. Healy; daughter, Kristy Healy; grandson, Robert Ostlund. Survived by children and spouses: Kevin and Lujean Healy, Mary C. Healy, Patrice and Lavaaron Davis, Teresa Ostlund, Donna and Tim Donnelly; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Francis Langenfeld (Elizabeth).

The family receives friends Wednesday, 5pm to 7pm, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, 10am, Mary Our Queen Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Mortuaries and Crematories
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Omaha, Nebraska 68124
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HEESE, FRANCIS H.

Died July 2, 2011
Francis H. Heese Obit
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Arrangements and Services For
Francis H. Heese - Age 76
Who died on Saturday, July 2, 2011

Visitation
Sunday, July 3, 2011
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Sunday, July 3, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Rosary
Sunday, July 3, 2011
8:00 PM

Visitation
Monday, July 4, 2011
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Earling, Iowa
Rosary - 7:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
2:00 PM
Casket Open from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Earling, Iowa

Interment
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Earling, Iowa

Francis is survived by his wife Mary Alice Heese of Earling, IA; his children: Pam (Brian) Gubbels of Harlan, IA, Frank (Shari) Heese of Harlan, Vicki (Loren) Jorgenson of Omaha, NE, Shelli (Larry) Schaben of Earling, Joe (Denise) Heese of Earling, Scott (Jennifer) Heese of Bennington, NE; 19 grandchildren; sisters Marie Blum of Earling and Leona Sondag of Portsmouth, IA; and brothers-in-law Mel Book of Earling and Francis Rannells of Dunlap, IA

Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
is in charge of arrangements
755-3135 or (800) 831-6805

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Albert C. Heese - 78

Albert Charles "Bert" Heese was born on May 9, 1929, in Earling, Iowa, to Albert and Mary (Walker) Heese. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling. After his graduation from high school, he attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating from college in 1951.

It was while he was attending Creighton that he met and married Margaret Connelly of Omaha. After his graduation from Creighton, he served in the United States Army. After his discharge from the service, Bert and Margaret made their home back in Earling and raised their ten children there. Their children are: Mike, Tom, Kathleen, Ann, Tim, Maureen, Patrick, John, Peggy, and Jim.

Bert began employment at the lumberyard with his father and purchased the business in 1967 when his father died. In 1963, Bert formed C & H Fertilizer with Bernard Cox. Bert purchased Mr. Cox's half of the business in 1976 and continued working there until his retirement.

Bert became a resident of the Little Flower Nursing Home in Earling on March 22, 2007, and it was there that he died on Saturday, November 3, 2007, having attained the age of seventy-eight years, five months, and twenty-five days. In addition to his parents, Bert was preceded in death by his sons Tim and Mike.

He is survived by his children: Tom Heese and his wife Carol Kaufman of Denver, Colorado, Kathleen and her husband Denny Larsen of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Ann Heese of Las Vegas, Nevada, Maureen Ryan of Fremont, Nebraska, Patrick Heese and his wife Cyndi of Lindale, Texas, John Heese of Harlan, Iowa, Peggy and her husband Larry Calavan of Las Vegas, and Jim Heese of Earling, Iowa; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his brother Don Heese and his wife Margaret of Tampa, Florida; his sister Karen and her husband Herman Fortenberry of Nashville, Tennessee; nieces and nephews; other family members and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. Rev. Tom Coenen officiated the 11:00 AM service. Military Rites were held by Earling American Legion Post No. 615 at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Earling.

HINZ, JANET MARGARET (BICKETT)

Died July 25, 2011
Janet Margaret (Bickett) Hinz Obit
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Funeral Services are pending for Janet Hinz at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca. Janet Hinz passed away on Monday, July 25th in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Survivors include Janet Hollimon (Stuart) of Dallas, TX; Nancy Hinz of Minneapolis, MN; Paul Hinz of Minneaspolis, MN; and Roni Hinz-Breslin (John) of Grand Rapids, MI; and many other relatives and friends. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca is in charge of the arrangements. For more information contact 712-343-2453 or 800-447-2588.

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Obituaries July 28th, 2011 by Brett Johnson

JANET MARGARET HINZ died on Monday, July 25th in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Services are currently pending. Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Avoca will have the arrangements.

JANET MARGARET HINZ is survived by:
1 Son: Paul Hinz of Minneapolis
3 Daughters: Janet (Stuart) Hollimon of Dallas, Texas; Nancy Hinz of Minneapolis; Roni Hinz (John) Breslin of Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Janet Margaret Birkett Hinz was born on September 15, 1918 to Arthur and Mercedes Birkett. She grew up on her family's farm in Ellsworth, Minnesota, with sister Elizabeth and brother Miles. Following high school in Ellsworth she enrolled at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, majoring in journalism and graduating with honors.

Margaret met her husband, Ronald William Hinz, while teaching in Avoca, Iowa. They were married on August 8, 1942 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Their first years of married life were spent near the Camp Hood, Texas army base where Ronald was stationed. Following the war they moved to Minnesota, where they became the parents of five children: William, who died in infancy, Janet, Nancy, Paul, and Roni Ann. It was during this time that they built their beloved cabin in northern Minnesota.

Margaret lived life to the fullest. She was an active member of the Lutheran Church, and her faith inspired us. She was a poet, an artist, an avid gardener, our family's historian, and an adventurer who lived a year in France and who trekked with her husband to the Yukon for big game hunting. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother who taught her children to find faces in the clouds, to love sunsets on the lake, and to find the best in people. We will always remember her enthusiasm for life, positive attitude, compassion, and engaging smile.

Margaret passed away on July 25, 2011 in Park Rapids, Minnesota with family at her side. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald William Hinz; infant son William Arthur; parents Arthur and Mercedes Birkett; sister Elizabeth Nagle; brother Miles Birkett; and nephews, Gerald William Nagle and Charles Arthur Birkett. She leaves to mourn her passing her daughter Janet and husband Stuart Hollimon; daughter Nancy Hinz; son Paul Hinz; daughter Roni Hinz-Breslin and husband John Breslin; grandchildren Daniel and wife Valoree Hollimon, Michael Hollimon, Brooke Hollimon, Brett Davidson, Alan Davidson, Mara Inglezakis; great-granddaughter, Brynn Hollimon; nieces Susie Dittmar and husband Gunter, Laura Bukvich and husband John, Pat Birkett, Mimi Schleusner; nephews Richard Nagle and wife Mary, Miles Birkett, William Kyle; and sister-in-law Ruth Birkett.

Pastor Dennis Reich officiated the 1:00 PM funeral service on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Avoca, Iowa. Inurnment was held at Graceland Cemetery in Avoca.

HULSEBUS, CY K.

Died Aug. 11, 2011
Cy K. Hulsebus Obit
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Cy Hulsebus
(November 8, 1920 - August 11, 2011)

Cy K. Hulsebus, age 90, of Carroll, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2011 at Swan House in Carroll.

Born on November 8, 1920 at Buck Grove, Iowa, he was the son of Ernest and Kate (Young) Hulsebus. He grew up in Harlan, Iowa, and graduated from Harlan High School in 1938. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Navy and served during WW II. He was married to Lois Olerich in 1942. The couple raised their family in Carroll. Cy was employed by Farner Bocken Company in Carroll for 60 years as a buyer. He attended First United Methodist Church in Carroll and he was a member of the Maurice Dunn Post of the American Legion in Carroll. Cy was a member of the Carroll Country Club for many years. Cy was an avid and accomplished golfer who won several Carroll Country Club Men's Championships. He played for 60 years without experiencing the thrill of making a hole in one. Then in 1996, at 75 years old he made up for lost time by nailing three in one year. Known as "Never-Say-Die-Cy" he shot all three with his seven iron. Cy and former Carroll resident Bob Matt once played an exhibition match at the Carroll Country Club against legendary women's professional Patty Berg and Phyllis Otto Germain.

Surviving are two daughters: Kris Hulsebus of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Laurie Hinckley and Bill of Las Vegas, Nevada; a son Anthony Hulsebus and his wife Susan of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two grandchildren: Zach and Zoe Hulsebus; a sister Wilma Krueger of Lincoln, Nebraska, and several nieces and nephews. Cy was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lois in 2005, a son Terry, a daughter Mary a sister Charlotte Schell and her husband Dick, a brother Gail and his wife Helen and a sister Lois Farner and her husband Bill.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Carroll with Rev. Dennis Bailey officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Carroll American Legion. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Organist for the service will be Ellen Severin and soloist will be Mr. Skip Raridon. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to the Bill Evans Foundation for Kids and may be left at the church.

HULSEBUS, JOANN MAE (HARTER)

Died Aug. 20, 2011
Joann Mae (Harter) Hulsebus Obit
Published in Atlantic News Telegraph on August 22, 2011

JoAnn Mae (Harter) Hulsebus was born Dec. 23, 1941, in Brayton, the daughter of Dale Valentine and Velma Viola (Sorenson) Harter and passed away from cancer detected only weeks ago on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.

Throughout her life, Joann lived in Brayton, Lewis and Atlantic. She was a member of the United Methodist Congregational Church in Lewis. JoAnn was employed at 42nd Street and the Elks Lodge, Atlantic Golf and Country Club and Van's Chat and Chew, all in Atlantic.

On Nov. 6, 1966, she married Gary Lee Hulsebus at the Congregational Methodist Church in Lewis.
JoAnn is survived by her son, Tommy Young and his friend, Jenny Hacker, of Audubon, and their children, Kanion and Lake of Audubon, Cody of Des Moines, and Tyler, Jamie and Brandon of Mesa, Ariz.; her son, Monty Young and his wife, Annette, and their children, Cole, Brock and Taylor of Atlantic, her son, Shon Young and his wife, Mary of Lewis, and their children, Travis of Atlantic, Sydnee of Exira, Brandy of Fort Dodge, and Lynette of Atlantic; her daughter, Tracey Pickett and her husband, Trent of Wichita, Kan., and their children, Austin and Zane; her sisters, Carolyn Landon and her husband, Bob of Exira, and Phyllis Jensen and her husband, Tim of Hamlin; her brothers, Larry Harter and his wife, Alice of Des Moines, Rick Harter and his girlfriend, Korene Lewis of Exira, and Jugger Harter of Atlantic; her sister-in-law, Karen McConnelee of Winston Salem, N. C.; and her brothers-in-law, Dennis "Bum" Hulsebus and his friend, Judy of Hockley, Texas, and Rick Hulsebus and his wife, Sue of Griswold, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Hulsebus on Aug. 19, 2008; her parents, Dale and Velma Harter; her brother, Joseph Harter; and her parents-in-law, Fay and Theone Hulsebus.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24 in the chapel at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic. Visitation with the family present will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic. Burial will be in the Oakfield Cemetery in Brayton. Following the burial, the family invites you to join them for lunch in the Hockenberry Family Care Community Room.

Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com.

Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic is in charge of the arrangements.

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JoAnn Hulsebus
(December 23, 1941 - August 20, 2011)

JoAnn Mae (Harter) Hulsebus was born December 23, 1941, in Brayton, Iowa, the daughter of Dale Valentine and Velma Viola (Sorenson) Harter and passed away from cancer, detected only weeks ago, on Saturday, August 20, 2011, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

She attended schools in Brayton, Laura, Oakfield and Exira. On November 6, 1966, she married Gary Lee Hulsebus at the Congregational Methodist Church in Lewis, Iowa.

Throughout her life, JoAnn lived in Brayton, Des Moines, Ankeny, Stanzel, Lorah, Oakfield, Lewis and Atlantic. She was a member of the United Methodist Congregational Church in Lewis, Iowa. JoAnn was employed at the 42nd Street Club, The Viking Inn, Elks Lodge, Atlantic Golf and Country Club and Van's Chat and Chew, all in Atlantic.

Her hobbies included crocheting, attending to her flower beds and gardening, canning, quilting with embroidery and reading.

JoAnn is survived by her son, Tommy Young and his girlfriend, Jenny Hacker, of Audubon, Iowa, and their children, Kanion and Lake of Audubon, Iowa, Cody of Des Moines, Iowa, and Tyler, Jaime and Brandon of Mesa, Arizona; her son, Monty Young and his wife, Annette, and their children, Cole, Brock and Taylor of Atlantic, Iowa, her son, Shon Young and his wife, Mary of Lewis, Iowa, and their children, Travis of Lewis, Iowa, Sydnee of Exira, Iowa, Brandy of Fort Dodge, Iowa and Lynette of Atlantic, Iowa; her daughter, Tracey Pickett and her husband, Trent of Wichita, Kansas, and their children, Austin of Fort Benning, Georgia, and Zane of Wichita, Kansas; her sisters, Carolyn Landon and her husband, Bob of Exira, Iowa, and Phyllis Jensen and her husband, Tim of Hamlin, Iowa; her brothers, Larry Harter and his wife, Alice of Des Moines, Iowa, Rick Harter and his girlfriend, Korene Lewis of Exira, Iowa, and Jugger Harter of Atlantic; her sister-in-law, Karen McConnelee of Winston Salem, North Carolina; and her brothers-in-law, Dennis "Bum" Hulsebus and his friend, Judy of McDade, Texas, and Rick Hulsebus and his wife, Sue of Griswold, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Hulsebus on August 19, 2008; her parents, Dale and Velma Harter; her brother, Joseph Harter; and her parents-in-law, Fay and Theone Hulsebus.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2011, in the chapel at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, Iowa.

Visitation with the family present will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic.

Burial will be in the Oakfield Cemetery in Brayton, Iowa. Following the burial, the family invites you to join them for lunch in the Hockenberry Family Care Community Room.

HUMMEL, PHILLIP KAYE

Died September 1, 2011
Phillip Kaye Hummel Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on September 4, 2011

Phil K. Hummel, age 78, of Woodbine, Iowa, died on Thursday, September 1, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Nebraska. Phil was a long time Woodbine teacher, track and cross country coach. In 1985 Phil was inducted into the Sidney High School Hall of Fame and the Tarkio College Athletic Hall of Fame 2002, and was the Omaha World Herald's 1992 Coach of the Year - the first time this award was given to someone who wasn't a football or basketball coach. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hummel, of Woodbine, Iowa; son, Alan Hummel, of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Gail (Scott) Zahn, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; granddaughter, Jessica Zahn, of S.D.; brother, Ted (JoAnn) Hummel, of Sidney, Iowa; sister, Sue Hummel Ross, of Omaha, Neb. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 5, at the First United Methodist Church in Woodbine, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., Sunday, with the family greeting friends from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Published in Omaha World-Herald on September 4, 2011

Hummel, Phil K.
Age 78 - Sep 1, 2011

Phil was a long time Woodbine teacher, and track and cross country coach. In 1985 Phil was inducted into the Sidney High School Hall of Fame; Tarkio College Athletic Hall of Fame 2002; and 1992, the Omaha World Herald coach of the year (the first time this award was given to someone who wasn't a football or basketball coach); and 1996 National High School Athletic Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year. He has served as a referee at the Drake Relays and was most recently a permanent member of the Boy's Jury at the Drake Relays. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hummel, Woodbine, IA; son, Alan Hummel, Omaha; daughter, Gail (Scott) Zahn, Sioux Falls, SD; granddaughter, Jessica Zahn; brother, Ted (JoAnn) Hummel, Sidney, IA; and sister, Sue Hummel Ross, Omaha.
FUNERAL SERVICES 10:30am Monday, September 5, at First United Methodist Church in Woodbine. VISITATION begins 11am Sunday, with family greeting friends 3-6pm at Funeral Home.

FOUTS FUNERAL HOME
Woodbine, IA 712-647-2221
www.foutsfuneralhome.com

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Phil Hummel
DIED: September 1, 2011
RESIDENCE: Woodbine, IA

Phillip Kaye Hummel was born on December 1, 1932, to Samuel and Daisy (Lewis) Hummel in Riverton, Iowa. Phil graduated from Sidney High School in 1951. Phil then went to college at Tarkio, Missouri, where he lettered in football and track and graduated from there with a degree in education.

Phil married JoAnn E. Smith on December 19, 1954. Phil proudly served his country in the Army from 1955-1957. He started his teaching and coaching career in Woodbine, Iowa in 1957, where he taught U. S. Government and coached cross country and boys track. He was a classroom teacher for over 38 years and coached track for over 41 years. During this time his teams have won over 100 cross country and over 210 track meets, Boys State Track titles in 1989-92, 1A Boys Track 1998 Runner-up, Boys State Cross Country titles in 1986-87, 1A Boys Cross Country 1995, Runner-up - Girls State Cross Country champions in 1984, 1988 Iowa Athletic Association Nominee for National Coach of the Year in Cross Country, 1996 National High School Athletic Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year. In Track Phil has contributed to track and field in other ways by serving as IATC Regional Representative, Vice President, President, and Boy's track representative for the Iowa Athletic Coaches Association. He has been selected IATC regional coach of the year 18 times and state coach of the year four times. He has served as a referee at the Drake Relays and is presently a permanent member of the Boy's Jury at the Drake Relays. He has been a member of the IHSAA Track Advisory Committee was the Iowa Athletic Coaches Association's representative for cross country coach of the year. Phil is a certified official with USA track and field, he has served as a coach of track athletes for USA track and field competition in China. In 1985 Phil was inducted into the Sidney High School Hall of Fame, Tarkio College Athletic Hall of Fame 2002, and 1992 the Omaha World Herald coach of the year - the first time this award was given to someone who wasn't a football or basketball coach.

Phil was a member of the Woodbine United Methodist Church and a 50 year member of the Chrysolite Masonic Lodge #420. Phil was an avid hunter and enjoyed his trips to the casino. The couple have enjoyed the last several winters in Florida.

Phil died Thursday, September 1, 2011, at Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 78 years and nine months.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tom Hummel. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hummel of Woodbine; son, Alan Hummel of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Gail (Scott) Zahn of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; granddaughter, Jessica Zahn of South Dakota; brother, Ted (JoAnn) Hummel of Sidney, Iowa; sister, Sue Hummel Ross of Omaha, Nebraska; and many other relatives and friends.

Family will receive friends
Sunday September 4, 2011
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street Woodbine, IA 51579

Funeral Service
Monday September 5, 2011
10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
509 Lincoln Way Woodbine, IA 51579

JACOBSEN, MELTON C.

Died Sept. 26, 2011
Melton C. Jacobsen Obit
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Obituaries September 26th, 2011 by Chris Parks

MELTON C. JACOBSEN, 80, of Oakland died Monday, September 26th at the Oakland Manor in Oakland. Funeral services for MELTON C. JACOBSEN will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 10:30 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Iowa. Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 28th from 5:00 to 9:00 at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan. The family will be present from 6:00 to 8:00.

Prayer service will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at 6:00 at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

MELTON C. JACOBSEN is survived by:
2 brothers: Floyd (Shirley) Jacobsen of Atlantic and Leo Jacobsen of Walnut
Many nieces and nephews

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Funeral Services for 80 year old Melton C. Jacobsen of Oakland will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, September 29 at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan with burial in the Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville. Melton Jacobsen passed away on Monday, September 26, at Oakland Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include: two brothers Floyd (Shirley) Jacobsen of Atlantic, and Leo Jacobsen of Walnut; and many nieces and nephews. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements where there will be a visitation from 5 to 9pm on Wednesday, September 28 with family greeting friends from 6 to 8pm, and a prayer service beginning at 6pm.

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Arrangements and Services For
Melton C. Jacobsen - Age 80
Who died on Monday, September 26, 2011 at
Oakland Manor Nursing Home in Oakland, Iowa

Visitation
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Prayer Service
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
6:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Thursday, September 29, 2011
10:30 AM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Jacksonville, Iowa

Interment
Jacksonville Cemetery
Jacksonville, Iowa

Melten is survived by his brothers Floyd (Shirley) Jacobsen of Atlantic, Iowa and Leo Jacobsen of Walnut, Iowa; seven nephews; and five nieces

For more information, please call
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
(800) 831-6805 or (712) 755-3135

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Walter and Emma (Knudsen) Jacobsen in Monroe Township, Shelby County, Iowa. He was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Iowa and remained a member there. He attended Monroe #1 country school through the eighth grade.

After his schooling, he farmed in Shelby and Pottawattamie counties. He worked for Goodwill Industries in Council Bluffs, Iowa, for many years.

Melten enjoyed talking about family history, discussing weather conditions, playing pinochle, putting together puzzles, and following the Farmer's Almanac.

Melten became a resident of Oakland Manor nursing home in Oakland, Iowa, in March of 2009 and it was there that he died on Monday, September 26, 2011, having attained the age of eighty years, eleven months, and twenty-nine days. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Audrey Holtz.

He is survived by his brothers Floyd Jacobsen and his wife Shirley of Atlantic, Iowa and Leo Jacobsen of Walnut, Iowa; seven nephews: Alan Jacobsen and his wife Jonita of Sioux City, Iowa, Carl Jacobsen and his wife Lori and Mike Jacobsen and his wife Darla all of Atlantic, Walter Jacobsen and his wife Kim of Grimes, Iowa, Steven Jacobsen and his wife Mary of Polk City, and Darwin Holtz and his wife Lisa and Lelyn Holtz and his wife Ronda all of Walnut, Iowa; nieces Myra and her husband Norm Houser of Ankeny, Iowa, Nancy and her husband Joseph Steckelberg of Menlo, Iowa, Ann and her husband Larry Johnk of Walnut, De Etta and her husband Scott Norby of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Deborah Jacobsen of Avoca; numerous great-nephews and great-nieces; other family members and friends.

Pastor Ron Rasmussen officiated the 10:30 AM funeral service on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville, Iowa. Honorary casket bearers were Nancy Steckelberg, Myra Houser, Deborah Jacobsen, DeEtta Norby, and Ann Johnk. Serving as casket bearers were Alan Jacobsen, Carl Jacobsen, Mike Jacobsen, Walt Jacobsen, Steven Jacobsen, Darwin Holtz, and Lelyn Holtz. Interment was held at the Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville, Iowa.

JENSEN, OTIS

Died July 18, 2011
Otis Jensen Obit
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Obituary:

Otis Jensen, the son of Soren and Elizabeth M. Petersen Jensen, was born June 16, 1919, at his parents' home southwest of Elk Horn near Rohrbeck, Iowa and died July 18, 2011, at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Atlantic, Iowa at the age of 92 years, 1 month, and 2 days. Otis was baptized and confirmed at the Oak Hill Lutheran Church west of Brayton, Iowa. He attended rural school, Oakfield No. 6 west of Brayton. Otis then farmed with his father, brothers and sister. They lived on and operated several farms in the Brayton area. In 1945 Otis was inducted into the United States Army. During his tour of duty he served in Germany. He was honorably discharged in 1946 and returned home to farm. In 1957 the family purchased their present farm. Otis's brother Emory lived on the farm for a short time. In 1959 Otis, Soren, Leonard, and Edna moved onto the farm. Otis helped raise the row crops, but was best known for his register short horn cattle operation. Otis retired from actively farming in 1995, but continued to run his cattle operation with the help of his neighbors Darrall Christensen and Rob Nymand, Jr. until he completely retired in 2005. Otis lived on the farm until he moved to the Atlantic Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in April of 2008. Otis was a member of the Brayton Lutheran Church in Brayton. He also was a member of the American Legion Post No. 350, Brayton, Iowa for over 60 years. Otis was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother Margaret Jensen; his brothers Leonard Jensen and Emory and wife Gladys Jensen and his sister Edna Jensen. Survivors include his half-sister Ione and husband Kenneth Brown of Watervliet, Michigan; his step-sister Sylvia Homola of Florida; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation:
There will be viewing Thursday morning from 11:30 A.M. until the time of the service at the Brayton Lutheran Church in Brayton.

Service:
Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Steven Frock on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. at the Brayton Lutheran Church in Brayton, Iowa.

Cemetery:
Interment will be in the Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery in Elk Horn, Iowa.

JENSEN, WAYNE

Died Aug. 3, 2011

Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:05 AM CDT

NORTH SIOUX CITY, Ia. -- Wayne M. Jensen, 88, North Sioux City, died Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Lutheran Church with burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Military graveside services were provided by the U.S. Navy.

Jensen was formerly of Shelby County. He is survived by his wife, Doris; children Valerie Fort of Superior, Wy., Larry Jensen of Denver, Co., Kendall (Teresa) Jensen of Washington, Tommy Jensen of Superior and Terri (Bob) Thurlow of Denver; sister Verlee Shupe of Harlan; brother Harvey Jensen of State College, Pa.; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

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JOHNSON, WILLIAM A.

Died Aug. 18, 2011
William A. Johnson Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from August 25 to September 25, 2011

Feb 6, 1932 - Aug 18, 2011~Age 79, died at home surrounded by family after a twelve year fight with cancer. Bill graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for Peter Kiewit and Sons for over 33 years. Following retirement, Bill enjoyed multiple home improvement projects and supervised and participated in multiple construction projects for family. He was a devoted husband and father, married for fifty-eight years, and also a mentor to his grandchildren. Originally from Denison, IA, parents were Paul A. and Minnie Johnson. He was the eighth of nine children. Preceded in death by siblings: George, Pauline, Marge, Robert, Don, Betty and Jim. His brother Dick resides in Lincoln, NE. Survived by wife, Noreen (Bledsoe), and children Ben Johnson (West Des Moines), Nancy Barse and husband, Dave (Omaha), Lisa Ringer and husband, Michael (Modesto, CA.) and Jennifer Johnson and husband Pat Pourchot (Anchorage, AK) and 10 grandchildren: Julie Ringer, Tara Johnson, Tom Barse, Jessica Ringer, Kyle Johnson, Jennifer Ringer, Erin Johnson, Jon Ringer, Lydia Barse and Lauren Culver.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: Monday, Aug 22nd at 11:00 AM at West Hills Church, 3015 S 82nd Ave, Omaha. Private Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Denison, IA. Memorials preferred to Open Door Mission or The Food Bank of Omaha. Arrangements by Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler West Center Chapel ~ 7805 West Center Road Omaha, NE 68124 ~ 402-391-3900 www.heafeyheafey.com

JOHNSTON, RICHARD

Died Sept. 5, 2011
Richard Johnston Obit
Published in Des Moines Register on September 6, 2011

Richard Johnston, Kiron, died 09-05-2011.

Arrangements: Pfannebecker Funeral Home.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from September 6 to September 13, 2011

Richard Johnston, 77 of Kiron, died Monday, September 5, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 8, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron, with burial at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery in Kiron.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7.

Survivors include his wife, Mavis Johnston of Kiron; and two sons, Mark and Matt Johnston, both of Kiron.

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Funeral Services for 77 year old Richard Johnston of Kiron will be held at 10 am on Thursday, September 8 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron with burial at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery in Kiron. Richard passed away Monday, September 5th at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Survivors include his wife, Mavis Johnston of Kiron; 2 sons Mark Johnston and Matt Johnston both of Kiron; special sister-in-law Delores Wangler of Kiron; sister-in-law LaDonna Johnston of Ankeny; aunt-in-law Emeline Gustafson of Kiron, and many other relatives and friends. The Pfannbecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 5 to 7pm on Wednesday, September 7.

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Richard Johnston
Born: 11/28/1933
Died: 9/5/2011

Services: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Bethel Lutheran Church, Kiron, Iowa

Visitation: From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Pfannebecker Funeral Home, Denison, Iowa

Memorials: Donor Choice

Cemetery: Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, Kiron, Iowa.

Survivors include his wife, Mavis Johnston of Kiron, Iowa, two sons, Mark and Matt Johnston both of Kiron, Iowa, special sister-in-law, Delores Wangler of Kiron, Iowa, sister-in-law, LaDonna Johnston of Ankeny, Iowa, aunt-in-law, Emeline Gustafson of Kiron, Iowa, other relatives and friends.

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Born: 11/28/1933
Died: 9/5/2011

Services: 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Bethel Lutheran Church, Kiron, Iowa

Visitation: From 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Pfannebecker Funeral Home, Denison, Iowa

Memorials: Donor Choice

Cemetery: Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, Kiron, Iowa.

Richard Johnston was born on the farm at Kiron, Iowa, November 28, 1933, the son of Martin and Cora Larson Johnston. At age three his family moved to the Johnston family home place northwest of Kiron. He received his education at Kiron, graduating from high school with the class of 1953.

On February 28, 1959, Richard was united in marriage with Mavis Wangler at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Sac County. Their union was blessed with two sons, Mark and Matt. They made their home on the Johnston home place where Richard farmed until retiring in 1986. They remained on the farm following his retirement and had just recently moved into their new home.

Richard was especially proud of living on his Century Farm purchased by his grandfather, Nels Johnston, from the railroad for four dollars an acre. He loved his family and loved to visit and tell interesting stories about his cousins and Kiron History. He loved antique barns and houses, attending auctions and was an avid collector of antiques. He enjoyed his membership in the Collectors Club in Denison and socializing with club members and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron.
Richard died Monday, September 5, 2011, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. At the time of his death he had been blessed with 77 years, 9 months and 7 days.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Cora Johnston and his brother, Judson Johnston.

Those remaining to cherish his memory include his wife, Mavis Johnston of Kiron, Iowa, two sons, Mark and Matt Johnston both of Kiron, Iowa, special sister-in-law, Delores Wangler of Kiron, Iowa, sister-in-law, LaDonna Johnston of Ankeny, Iowa, aunt-in-law, Emeline Gustafson of Kiron, Iowa, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron, Iowa, with the Rev. Trish Underberg officiating. Music for the service was provided by soloist, Joey Hoefling singing "The Lord's Prayer" and the congregation singing, "In the Sweet By and By", "Shall We Gather At the River" and "When the Saints Go Marching In" with Margaret Ann Buller serving as accompanist. Honorary pallbearers included Wayne Baker, Kyle Ullrich, Dudley Ullrich, Jim Frahm, Jim Larson and Douglas Swanson. Pallbearers were Rodger Larson, John Larson, Gary Carlson, Roger Larson, Mervin Buller and Scott Pick. Interment was at Bethel Lutheran Cemetery, Kiron, Iowa. Following the burial all were invited to return to the church and join the family for fellowship and a meal provided and served by Hy-Vee and Bethel Lutheran Church members.
The Pfannebecker Funeral Home, www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

JONES, REGINA MAY (BRUMMER)

Died June 28, 2011

Published in Logan Herald-Observer from June 29 to July 14, 2011

Mass of Christian Burial for Regina May (Brummer) Jones was held at 10:30 a.m. June 28 at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Logan.

Father Mike Berner served as celebrant. Angie Jones and Sheila Brummer were speakers. Organist was Vicki Koenig and vocalists were Maysen Jones and Angie Jones with selections "You Are Mine," "Ave Maria," "I Will Follow You," "There You'll Be" and "If I Can Only Imagine."

Honorary casket bearers were great grandchildren Maysen, Bergen, Alex, Jeremy, Jamison, Anthony, Shelby, Meghan, Kolby, Kylie, Kellen, Jacob, Peyton, Taylor, Tyler, Addy, Logan and Zack. Casket bearers were Tim Jones, Jeff Jones, Nicholas Jones, Jason Jones, Jeremy Jones, Kelly Morrison, Chris Coughlin and Rommy Rudolfi.

Regina May (Brummer) Jones, age 81, of Logan, passed away Thur., June 23, 2011 at the Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.

Regina was born June 25, 1929 in Lincoln Township, Harrison County. She attended school in Dow City. She was married to Wayne R. Jones, Feb. 20, 1946 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. They farmed south of Dunlap and moved to the farm near Magnolia in 1957, then moved to Logan in 2007. Wayne passed away April 9, 2011. Regina was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. She sold Avon for many years, and was employed at other various jobs, but most important, mother and a homemaker. Regina liked her flowers and playing pool.

Survivors include her sons: Ronald Jones and Sally Smith of Omaha, Neb.; Kenneth Jones and wife Carla of Logan; Larry Jones and wife Jean Ann of Blair, Neb.; sister: Geraldine Reinart and husband Melvin of Mesa, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Regina was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne, brother Ed Brummer.

Final resting place was Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap.

Logan Memorial Chapel
215 N. Fourth Ave.
Logan, IA 51546
Ph: 712-644-2929

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In Loving Memory Of
REGINA MAY (BRUMMER) JONES

Born
June 25, 1929 Harrison County, Iowa

Entered Into Rest
June 23, 2011 Omaha, Nebraska

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2011
St. Anne's Catholic Church - Logan, Iowa

Celebrant Father Mike Berner
Readers Angie Jones and Sheila Brummer
Organist Vicki Koenig
Vocalists Maysen Jones and Angie Jones

Selections
"You Are Mine" "Ave Maria"
"I Will Follow You" "There You'll Be"
"If I Can Only Imagine"

Honorary Bearers
Great-Grandchildren
Maysen Bergen Alex Jeremy
Jamison Anthony Shelby Meghan
Kolby Kylie Kellen Jacob
Peyton Taylor Tyler Addy
Logan Zack

Casket Bearers
Tim Jones Jason Jones
Jeff Jones Jeremy Jones
Nicholas Jones Kelly Morrison
Chris Coughlin Rommy Rudolfi

Final Resting Place
Pleasant Hill Cemetery - Dunlap, Iowa

REGINA MAY (BRUMMER) JONES, age 81, of Logan, Iowa passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Regina was born June 25, 1929 in Lincoln Township, Harrison County, Iowa. She attended school in Dow City. She was married to Wayne R. Jones, February 20, 1946 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dunlap. They farmed south of Dunlap and moved to the farm near Magnolia in 1957, then moved to Logan in 2007. Wayne passed away April 9, 2011. Regina was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. She sold Avon for many years, and was employed at other various jobs, but most important mother and a homemaker. Regina liked her flowers and playing pool.

Survivors include her sons: Ronald Jones and Sally Smith of Omaha, Nebraska; Kenneth Jones and wife Carla of Logan, Iowa; Larry Jones and wife Jean Ann of Blair, Nebraska; sister: Geraldine Reinart and husband Melvin of Mesa, Arizona; nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Regina was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne, brother Ed Brummer.

A Rosary will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday with family visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Logan Community Center immediately following the Mass at Church.

JORS, MICHAEL J.

died July 2, 2011
Michael J. Jors Obit
Sioux City Journal, Posted: Friday, July 8, 2011

DENISON, Iowa -- Michael J. Jors, 39, of Englewood, Colo., formerly of Denison, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, in Colorado.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Burial will be in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

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Funeral services for 39 year old Michael J. Jors of Englewood, CO, will be held 10:30am Saturday at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison with burial in the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. He passed away last Saturday in Colorado. Survivors include his mother, Nancy Jors of Denison; two sons: Lance and Luck of Englewood, CO; one sister, Michelle Zander (Jason); and special friend, Kim Evans of Englewood, CO, and many other relatives and friends. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 9:30 - 10:30am. Saturday.

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Michael Jors
Born May 1, 1972 Died July 2, 2011

Visitation Date/Time
Saturday, July 9, 2011 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.

Visitation Location
Huebner Funeral Home 1437 Broadway Denison, Iowa 51442

Service Date/Time
Saturday, July 9, 2011 10:30 A.M.

Service Location
Huebner Funeral Home 1437 Broadway Denison, IA 51442

Michael Jason Jors was born May 1, 1972, the son of Jerrry and Nancy Kroeger Jors. He passed away on July 2, 2011, in Englewood, Colorado, at the age of 39.

Michael was born in Los Angeles, California. He moved with his family to Denison, Iowa, in 1974. He was baptized in Christ at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison on April 19, 1986, and also confirmed there on April 27, 1986. He attended Denison Community Schools graduating with the class of 1990. He worked at Godfathers Pizza after graduation and then joined the U.S. Navy. He moved to Colorado and worked for Colorado Springs Winair Company as a sales representative. He was married and blessed with the birth of two sons, Luke and Lance.

Michael loved Rocky Mountain life with its bountiful hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, and bow hunting for turkeys, deer, ducks, geese, pheasants, and elk.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Donald and Nora Lee; and Henry and Dorothy; his father, Jerry; his aunt, Vanessa; and his cousin, Justin. He is survived by his mother, Nancy; two sons: Lance and Luke; one sister, Michelle and her husband, Jason; and one niece, Megan; his aunts and uncles: Mike and his wife, Susy; Sonny; Sharon and her husband, Ron; Barb; and Kay; special friend, Kim; and many other relatives and friends.

KELLEY, CLAIRE YVONNE (THILES)

Died Sept. 8, 2011
Claire Yvonne (Thiles) Kelley Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on September 11, 2011

Claire Y. Kelley, 86 of Woodbine, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 8th, 2011, at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine.

Survived by husband, Earl Kelley, of Woodbine; four daughters, Letty (Fred) Lindberg, of Minneapolis, Minn., Lucille (Phil) Hull, of Waco, Texas, Carolyn (Jim) Juergens, of Omaha, Neb., and Diane (Denny) Book, of Walnut, Iowa; 10 children; 14 grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Montemuro, of Long Beach, Calif., Ada Mesenbrink, of DeBorgia, Mont., Donna (James) Archer, of Woodbine; sister-in-law, Verva Thiles, of Woodbine.

Visitation begins at Noon, on Sunday, with family present 6 to 8 p.m., at funeral home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, September 12th, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Woodbine.

FOUTS FUNERAL HOME
712-647-2221 Woodbine, IA
www.foutsfuneralhome.com

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Published in Omaha World-Herald on September 11, 2011

Kelley, Claire
Age 86 - Sep 8, 2011

Survived by husband, Earl Kelley, Woodbine, IA; 4 daughters, Letty (Fred) Lindberg, Minneapolis, MN, Lucille (Phil) Hull, Waco, TX, Carolyn (Jim) Juergens, Omaha, and Diane (Denny) Book, Walnut, IA; 3 sisters.
FUNERAL SERVICES 2pm Monday, September 12, at First United Methodist Church Woodbine, IA. VISITATION begins at 12noon Sunday, with family 6-8pm at Funeral Home. FOUTS FUNERAL HOME
Woodbine, IA 712.647.2221
www.foutsfuneralhome.com

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Claire Kelley
DIED: September 8, 2011
RESIDENCE: Woodbine, IA

Visitation
Sunday September 11
12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street Woodbine, IA 51579

Family will receive friends
Sunday September 11
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street Woodbine, IA 51579

Funeral Service
Monday September 12
2:00 PM
United Methodist Church
509 Lincoln Way Woodbine, IA 51579

Claire Yvonne (Thiles) Kelley was born July 16, 1925, on a farm near Panama, Iowa to Edward and Cecil (Kohl) Thiles. She graduated from Woodbine Normal School in 1942. It was at this point that her interest in sewing and teaching school evolved, both skills that she enjoyed in her life. After graduation Claire taught school at Douglas Center Country School in Harrison County. On January 15, 1945, Claire married Thomas (Earl) Kelley at the Methodist Parsonage in Woodbine. Within days Earl received his draft notice, so their life together was placed on hold until Earl returned home from Japan. After the war they lived on the original Kelley farmstead for 46 years. Claire was busy with the usual duties relegated to a farm wife: cooking, gardening, canning, and sewing in her spare time. She enjoyed the beauty of the land and carried a love and appreciation of nature with her all through her life. She captured many of her favorite views with a camera lens.

An active member of the Woodbine Methodist Church, Claire taught Sunday school for many years and held several positions in the Women's Society. She treasured the work and social time as a member of the Woodbine Women's Legion Auxiliary. She worked for over twenty years as an employee of Spurgeon's Department Store in Harlan, Iowa where she made many friends.

Claire died at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine on September 8, 2011, at the age of 86 years, one month and 23 days.

Claire was preceded in death by her sisters, Darlene Kelley and Edna Kelley and her brothers, Bill and Darrell Thiles. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Earl Kelley of Woodbine, four daughters, Letty (Fred) Lindberg of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lucille (Phil) Hull of Waco, Texas, Carolyn (Jim) Juergens of Omaha, Nebraska, and Dianne (Denny) Book of Walnut, Iowa; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Montemuro of Long Beach, California, Ada Mesenbrink of De Borgia, Montana, Donna Archer of Woodbine, Iowa; sister-in-law Verva Thiles of Woodbine, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service
2:00 pm Monday, September 12, 2011
United Methodist Church ~ Woodbine, Iowa

Clergy
Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Subramanian

Musicians
Dianne Kelley Book ~ Elizabeth Book

Selections
"Hymn of Promise" ~ "The Lord's Prayer"

Congregational Hymn
"I Love to Tell the Story" # 137

Pall Bearers
Don Archer ~ Jason Book ~ Craig Kelley
Stefan Lindberg ~ Raul Ruiz ~ Harry Randolph

Final Resting Place
Woodbine Cemetery, Woodbine, Iowa

KELLY, CATHERINE ANN (LILLY)

Died Aug. 30, 2011
Catherine Ann (Lilly) Kelly Obit
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Mass of Christian Burial for 82 year old Catherine Ann Kelly of Denison, formerly of Sioux Rapids will be held at 11am on Friday, September 2 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with burial at 2:30pm in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fonda, IA. Catherine Kelly passed away on Tuesday, August 30 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison. Survivors include: sons Michael Kelly of Rembrandt, IA, and Rev. Paul J. Kelly of Denison; son-in-law Gerald Johnson of Fonda, IA; sisters Harriet (George) Green of Springfield, NE, and Eleanor (Robert) Weiler of York, NE; 3 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison on Thursday, September 1, from 6 to 8pm where a Legion of Mary Rosary will be held at 6,and a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7.

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Published in Des Moines Register on September 1, 2011

Catherine Ann Kelly, 82, Denison, died 08-30-2011.

Arrangements: Pfannebecker Funeral Home.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from September 1 to September 8, 2011

Catherine Ann Kelly, 82 of Denison, formerly of Sioux Rapids, died Tuesday, August 30, at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, September 2, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with graveside prayers and burial at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fonda.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Kelly of Rembrandt and the Rev. Paul J. Kelly of Denison; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Harriet Green of Springfield, Nebraska, and Eleanor Weiler of York, Nebraska.

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CATHERINE ANN (LILLY) KELLY (1929 - 2011)

Catherine Ann Kelly was born in Waterloo, Iowa, March 20, 1929, the daughter of Martin and Margaret McGrath Lilly. She was raised at Fonda, Iowa, where she received her elementary and high school education at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School from which she graduated in 1947. Following high school she furthered her education at the State Teachers College in Cedar Falls for two years where she received her teaching certificate.

On March 31, 1951, Catherine was united in marriage with Louis Kelly at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, Iowa. Their union was blessed with three children, Michael, Cynthia and Paul. The family made their home in rural Marathon where they farmed and Catherine lovingly cared for her family.

Louis died May 4, 1975.

Following the death of her husband, Catherine remained on the farm until 1980 when she moved to Sioux Rapids, Iowa. As someone who liked to stay busy, she was employed for five years as the cook at the Sioux Rapids Care Center.

In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, Rosary making and socializing with family and friends.

She was devoted to her Catholic Faith and was a long time active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux Rapids where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, D.C.C.W, served funeral dinners and was a CCD teacher.

On July 6th of this year Catherine moved to Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, and it was there her death occurred early Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

At the time of her death she had been blessed with 82 years, 5 months and 10 days.

Including her parents, Martin and Margaret Lilly, and her husband, Louis, Catherine was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Johnson and her brother, Thomas Lilly.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include two sons: Michael Kelly of Rembrandt, Iowa, and the Rev. Paul J. Kelly of Denison, Iowa; son-in-law: Gerald Johnson of Fonda, Iowa; three grandchildren: Rachael and husband, John Parker of Des Moines, Iowa, Thomas Johnson of Ames, Iowa and Kelly Johnson of Iowa City, Iowa; two sisters: Harriet and husband, George Green of Springfield, Nebraska and Eleanor and husband, Robert Weiler of York, Nebraska, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 2, 2011 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with her son, the Rev. Paul J. Kelly as Celebrant and the priests of the Diocese of Sioux City serving as Concelebrants. Other participating in the mass included Christian Symbol Placers: Michael Kelly and Gerald Johnson; Servers: Cory Miller and Austin Freese; Lector: Sr. Elena Hoye; and Giftbearers: the grandchildren. Music for the Mass included soloist, EveVonne Muff singing "Ave Maria" and St. Rose of Lima Adult Choir singing "I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say", "King of Love", "I Am The Bread of Life" and "O Loving God" with Jean Cornelius serving as accompanist. Immediately following the mass all were invited to the Parish Center for fellowship and a meal prepared and served by Staley's Food Service and St. Rose of Lima Ladies Guild. Graveside prayers and interment were held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2011 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fonda, Iowa.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

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Catherine Ann Kelly
Born: 3/20/1929
Died: 8/30/2011

Services: 11:00 A.M., Friday, September 2, 2011 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Denison, Iowa

Visitation: 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 1, 2011 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Denison, Iowa.

Legion of Mary Rosary at 6:00 PM and Parish Vigil Service at 7:00 PM on Thursday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Denison, Iowa

Memorials: Donors Choice

Cemetery: 2:30 P.M., Friday, September 2, 2011 at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Fonda, Iowa

Catherine Ann Kelly was born in Waterloo, Iowa, March 20, 1929, the daughter of Martin and Margaret McGrath Lilly. She was raised at Fonda, Iowa, where she received her elementary and high school education at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School from which she graduated in 1947. Following high school she furthered her education at the State Teachers College in Cedar Falls for two years where she received her teaching certificate.

On March 31, 1951, Catherine was united in marriage with Louis Kelly at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, Iowa. Their union was blessed with three children, Michael, Cynthia and Paul. The family made their home in rural Marathon where they farmed and Catherine lovingly cared for her family.

Louis died May 4, 1975.

Following the death of her husband, Catherine remained on the farm until 1980 when she moved to Sioux Rapids, Iowa. As someone who liked to stay busy, she was employed for five years as the cook at the Sioux Rapids Care Center.

In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, Rosary making and socializing with family and friends.
She was devoted to her Catholic Faith and was a long time active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux Rapids where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, D.C.C.W, served funeral dinners and was a CCD teacher.

On July 6th of this year Catherine moved to Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, and it was there her death occurred early Tuesday, August 30, 2011.

At the time of her death she had been blessed with 82 years, 5 months and 10 days.

Including her parents, Martin and Margaret Lilly, and her husband, Louis, Catherine was also preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Johnson and her brother, Thomas Lilly.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include two sons: Michael Kelly of Rembrandt, Iowa, and the Rev. Paul J. Kelly of Denison, Iowa; son-in-law: Gerald Johnson of Fonda, Iowa; three grandchildren: Rachael and husband, John Parker of Des Moines, Iowa, Thomas Johnson of Ames, Iowa and Kelly Johnson of Iowa City, Iowa; two sisters: Harriet and husband, George Green of Springfield, Nebraska and Eleanor and husband, Robert Weiler of York, Nebraska, other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 2, 2011 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with her son, the Rev. Paul J. Kelly as Celebrant. Graveside prayers and interment will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, September 2, 2011 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fonda, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2011, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison where a Legion of Mary Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. and a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

KEMMISH, HERMA LUCILLE

Died Aug. 26, 2011

Published in The Daily Nonpareil on August 28, 2011

Herma Lucille Kemmish was born March 31, 1917, on the family farm, west of Persia, Iowa, to James William and Lottie (Brown) Kemmish. She married Joseph L. Wilson in 1935. Herma peacefully passed away on August 26, 2011, in Harlan, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Wilson; three children, James W. Wilson, of Persia, Jane Ann Wilson Brown and Jean Wilson McGuire, both of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two daughters-in-law, Betty Points Wilson (John), of Detroit, Mich., and Ardis Koeppen Wilson (James), of Mapleton, Iowa.

Herma was the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Lloyd Kemmish (Marge), of Spokane, Wash., Duane Kemmish (Vonda), of Persia, and Lorna Hansen (Glenn), of San Diego, Calif.

Her legacy continues with two sons, John J. Wilson, of Mesa, Ariz., and Jerry L. Wilson (Jill), of Yankton, S.D.; and daughter, Jan Wilson, of Persia; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2011, at 1 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Persia, Iowa. The family will greet friends at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, west of Persia.

KNUDSEN, RICHARD

Died Aug. 9, 2011
Richard Knudsen, 87

Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:05 AM CDT

MOBILE, Al. -- Richard Eldon Knudsen, 87, Mobile, Al., formerly of Harlan, died Tuesday, Aug. 9 at his home.

Services will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. at Meadowlake Baptist Church of Mobile with interment in the Mobile Memorial Garden Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Serenity Garden's Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m.

Knudsen is survived by his wife, Lorna, of Mobile; sons David (Susie) Knudsen of Kenai, Alaska and Philip Knudsen of Mission Viejo, Ca.; daughters Lois (Ron) Sullivan and Marcia (Rick) Ranew of Mobile, Linda (Gaius) Ryan of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Ruth (Steven) Barnes of Canton, Ga.; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

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KOESTER, ALVIN "OSCAR" RUDOLPH

Died August 12, 2011
Alvin Oscar Rudolph Koester Obit
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August 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ALVIN "OSCAR" RUDOLPH KOESTER, 79, of Harlan (& formerly of Panora), died Fri., Aug. 12th, at the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan. A Mass of Christian Burial service for "OSCAR" KOESTER will be held 10:30-a.m. Mon. Aug. 15th, at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Panama. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements. (www.pauleyjones.com)

Visitation at St. Mary's is from 9am-10:30-a.m. Mon., Aug. 15th.

Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

ALVIN KOESTER is survived by:
His sons - Larry (Janet) Koester, of Westphalia, & Frank Koester, of Panama.
His daughter - Mona (Randy) Schwarte, of Westphalia.
His brothers - Francis (Mary Ann) Koesters, of Earling; & Robert (Jackie) Koesters, of Dunlap.
His sisters - Madonna Kramer, of Earling; Alice (Harold) Schwery, of Westphalia; & Janice (Pete) Malhberg, of Earling.
5 grandchildren
1 great grandchild

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Arrangements and Services For
Alvin "Oscar" Koester - 79
Who Died On Friday, August 12, 2011

Visitation
Monday, August 15, 2011
9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
St. Mary's of the Assumption
Panama, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, August 15, 2011
10:30 A.M.
St. Mary's of the Assumption
Panama, Iowa

Interment
St. Mary's Cemetery
Panama, Iowa

He is survived by his children: Larry (Janet) Koester of Westphalia, IA; Mona (Randy) Schwarte of Westphalia and Frankie Koester of Panama; IA; his brothers and sisters: Francis (Mary Ann) Koesters of Earling, IA; Madonna Kramer of Earling; Alice (Harold) Schwery of Westphalia; Janice (Pete) Mahlberg of Earling and Robert (Jackie) Koesters of Dunlap, IA

KOHLES, RON

Died July 6, 2011
Ron Kohles Obit
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Mass of Christian Burial for 56 year old Ron Kohles of Panama will be at 10:30am on Wednesday, July 6th at the St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Panama. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ron passed away on Saturday, July 2nd at his home in Panama. He is survived by his wife, Meg Kohles of Panama; 3 daughters: Sara (Nick) Hall of Olathe, KS; Angie (Scott) Gross of Omaha, NE; Linda and her fiance Nick Oliver of Logan; 5 Grandchildren; 7 siblings: Gary (Bev) Kohles of Portsmouth; Karen (Alf) Wingert and Carol (Phil) Wegner all of Panama; Jerome (Connie) Kohles of Harlan; Michael (Jan) Kohles of Folsom, CA; Joe (Janet) Kohles of Portsmouth; Jo Ann (Jay) Townsend of Media,PA; and father-in-law, Jim Schwery of Panama. Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 3 to 8pm on Tuesday, July 5th at the church with a scripture service at 7pm.

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Ron Kohles
o DIED: July 2, 2011
o RESIDENCE: Panama, IA

The family will receive friends
Tuesday July 05
3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
208 St. Mary's Avenue Panama, IA 51562

Funeral Mass
Wednesday July 06
10:30 AM
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
208 St. Mary's Avenue Panama, IA 51562

Ronald John Kohles was born October 20, 1954, to Delbert and Celestine "Sally" (Arkfeld) Kohles in Harlan, Iowa. He was raised in Panama until the 2nd grade when the family moved to California. Ron attended Crestmoore High School in San Bruno, California. After high school he worked for Davey Tree in California. When he was 20 years old he returned to Panama and worked for Harlan Builders and Franklin Oppold at the Panama Lumber; later purchasing the lumber yard with is nephew. Ron married Meg Schwery on August 16, 1975, at St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Panama. Ron closed the lumber yard and started his custom cabinetry and carpentry work. He also worked at One Ton Welding in Panama.

Ron was a member of the St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church in Panama. He played town team baseball for Panama for several years. He also enjoyed slow pitch softball and golf. Ron enjoyed having company at his home and he was a magnet for kids. Ron was known as a one-man-parade and he enjoyed handing out candy to kids.

Ron died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at his home in Panama, Iowa at the age of 56 years, eight months, and 12 days.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Meg Kohles of Panama, IA; three daughters, Sara (Nick) Hall of Olathe, KS, Angie (Scott) Gross of Omaha, NE, Linda Kohles and fiancé Nick Oliver of Logan, IA; five grand-children, Kiley, Emma & Michael Hall, Mikayla & Kendra Gross; seven siblings, Gary (Bev) Kohles of Portsmouth, IA, Karen (Alf) Wingert of Panama, IA, Carol (Phil) Wegner of Panama, IA, Jerome (Connie) Kohles of Harlan, Iowa, Michael (Jan) Kohles of Folsom, California, Joe (Janet) Kohles of Portsmouth, Iowa, Jo Ann (Jay) Townsend of Media, PA; father-in-law, Jim Schwery of Panama, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

KOHORST, LOUELLA

Died Aug. 29, 2011
Louella Kohorst Obit
Published in Des Moines Register on September 1, 2011

Louella Kohorst, 90, Arcadia, died 08-29-2011.

Arrangements: Ohde Twit Funeral Home.

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Louella E. Kohorst
February 12, 1921 - August 29, 2011

Born: February 12, 1921
Death: August 29, 2011
Place of Death: Carroll Health Center

Biography
Louella Elsie, daughter of Adolph and Anna (Grimsman) Hinz Jr. was born on February 12, 1921 at Arcadia, Iowa. She attended school in Arcadia.

On July 22, 1942 Louella was united in marriage with Vincent Kohorst at St. Mary's Church in Mapleton by Rev. A. H. Ocken. They made their home in Arcadia where Louella was a homemaker and helped her husband in the family operation of Kohorst Garage and in farming.

Louella was a member of St. John Catholic Church, the Christian Mothers and the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and attending their events.

After the death of her husband Vincent in 2002, Louella remained at her home in Arcadia until August 2011 when she became a resident of the Carroll Health Center. On August 29, 2011, she died there at the age of 90 years, 6 months and 17 days.

Louella was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vincent, daughter Linda Collison in 1992; brother Arlo Hinz and sister Lavine Druivenga.

She is survived by her children: Elaine and husband Dr. John Kissel of Sioux City; Barbara and husband Ray Pille of Omaha and Marlan Kohorst and wife Tammy of Arcadia; son in law Phil Collison of Arcadia; 8 grandchildren; a great grandson; brother Lester Hinz of Iowa Falls; sister in law Bernice Hinz of Fonda; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Celebrants
REV. JOSEPH A. DILLINGER
REV. RICHARD R. REMMES

Lectors
JAY HUTFLES
MARK WHITE
AMY COLLISON

Gift Bearers
MONICA HUTFLES
LISA WHITE
MASON HUTFLES

Eucharistic Ministers
DR. JOHN KISSEL
RAY PILLE

Music
"ON EAGLE'S WINGS"
"AMAZING GRACE"
"HAIL MARY, GENTLE WOMAN"
"AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL"
ST. JOHN CHOIR
IRENE FEILMEIER, ORGANIST

Casket Bearers
MICHAEL KOHORST
TYLER KOHORST
BRIAN KISSEL
JUSTIN KISSEL
THOMAS PILLE
JOHN COLLISON

Visitation and Prayers
Friday September 2, 2011, After 4:00 PM at Ohde Twit Funeral Home, Carroll

There will be a Rosary at 4:30 PM and a Vigil Service at 6:30 PM by St. John's Parish.

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday September 3, 2011, 10:00 AM at St. John Church, Arcadia

Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery in Arcadia.

KROHNKE, HOWARD

Died Sept. 6, 2011
Howard Krohnke Obit
Published in Des Moines Register on September 7, 2011

Howard Krohnke, 93, Kiron, died 09-06-2011.

Arrangements: Pfannebecker Funeral Home.

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Graveside Funeral Services and Burial for 93 year old Howard E. Krohnke of Odebolt, formerly of Schleswig and Kiron, will be held at 10:30am on Friday, September 9th at the Morgan Township Cemetery. Howard passed away Tuesday, September 6th at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove. Survivors include one daughter Priscilla Krohnke-Gopal (Jim) of Holt, MI; Former wife Janice Krohnke of Gering, NE; Sister-in-law Burenett Krohnke of Schleswig, grandnephews, cousins, other loved ones and friends. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 5 to 7pm on Thursday, September 8th.

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Howard E. Krohnke
Born: 11/15/1917
Died: 9/6/2011

Services: Graveside funeral services 10:30 A.M., Friday, September 9, 2011 at Morgan Township Cemetery, Schleswig, Iowa

Visitation: From 5:00 until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Pfannebecker Funeral Home, Denison

Memorials: Donors Choice

Cemetery: Morgan Township Cemetery, Schleswig, Iowa

Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla Krohnke-Gopal and husband, Jim of Holt, Michigan, former wife, Janice Krohnke of Gering, Nebraska, sister-in-law, Burenett Krohnke of Denison,Iowa, grand nephews, cousins, other loved ones and friends.

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Born: 11/15/1917
Died: 9/6/2011

Services: Graveside funeral services 10:30 A.M., Friday, September 9, 2011 at Morgan Township Cemetery, Schleswig, Iowa

Visitation: From 5:00 until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Pfannebecker Funeral Home, Denison

Memorials: Donors Choice

Cemetery: Morgan Township Cemetery, Schleswig, Iowa

Howard Ernest Krohnke was born in Schleswig, Iowa, November 15, 1917 to Edward and Amanda Henkel Krohnke. He was baptized at Friedens Evangelical Church in Schleswig and attended the country school. Later he farmed with his father and family and was also a known entrepreneur as having had several businesses that served the Schleswig and Kiron communities over the years. He went from owning a chicken business in Schleswig, Iowa to having operated a restaurant-bar-antique shop in Kiron, Iowa. He also owned and rented other buildings in Kiron that held businesses that kept the community going. He was a fun-loving father and always wanted to help others. Howard loved to have a good time enjoying life playing cards with his friends and going to the casinos. To everyone that knew him he was known as "Howie", the guy with the western hat.

Howard died Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa having attained the age of 93 years, 9 months, 21 days.

Including his parents, Edward and Amanda Krohnke, Howard was also preceded in death by his sisters: Luella Peters and Joyce Krohnke, his brother Edgar Krohnke, brother-in-law Kenneth Peters, and nephew Doug Krohnke.

Survivors include one daughter, Priscilla Krohnke-Gopal and husband, Jim of Holt, Michigan; former wife, Janice Krohnke of Gering, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Burenett Krohnke of Denison,Iowa; former brother-in-law and sister-in-law Barbara and Gary Kopaska of Guthrie Center, Iowa, niece-in-law, Carol Krohnke of Schleswig, Iowa; grand nephews, cousins, other loved ones and friends.

Graveside funeral services and interment were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 9, 2011, at the Morgan Township Cemetery, Schleswig, Iowa, with Rev. Trish Underberg officiating. Honorary pallbearer was Lowell Aldag. Those serving as pallbearers included Dylan Krohnke, Sean Krohnke, Jeff Krohnke, Dan Gangestad, Ryan Gangestad and Ted Aldag.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home, www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

LARSON, JOHN WESLEY

Died July 2, 2011
John Wesley Larson Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from July 7 to August 7, 2011

John Wesley Larson was born October 10, 1931, to Clifford and Ethel (Turin) Larson at their home in Hayes Township, Kiron, Iowa. He attended school in Kiron, IA, and was on the basketball team graduating in 1949. He accepted Christ as his Savior at a Billy Graham Crusade as a teen.
After graduation John was drafted and spent two years serving his country in Korea. Upon his discharge he returned to Kiron and farmed with his father and brother, Lewellyn.

On July 22, 1967, he was united in marriage with Roby Lin Kenney in Batavia, Ill. They lived on his home place north of Kiron. Wes was interested in Christian radio, and built a radio station in Rapid City, SD, which is still broadcasting the Word of God. Wes held offices in his Legion, was active in the Gideon ministry and served as Deacon for many years at First Baptist Church in Kiron. In 1969, Bethany Lin was born, followed in 1970 by John Wesley, Jr. Wes was a loving father who enjoyed his children's and grandson's activities.

Wes died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, IA. At the time of his death he had been blessed with 79 years, 8 months and 22 days.

Welcoming him in heaven are his parents, his brother Lewellyn, sisters Elaine and Lucille and four infant grandchildren, Katie, Natalie, Matthew and Jacob.

Those left to celebrate his life are his wife, Roby Lin Larson of Kiron, children: Bethany (Patrick) Duthie and sons, Zack and Luke of New York City, New York and John (Julie) Larson and sons, Samuel, Joshua, Tate and Joey of Johnston, Iowa; sisters-in-law; Wanda Larson of Kiron, Danielle (Dave) Stitt and Kathleen (Bob) May of Richmond, Virginia, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 7, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Kiron, Iowa, with Pastor Bruce Kaihoi officiating. Music for the service was provided by soloist, Chad Larson, and the congregation singing "Wonderful Peace" and "Children of the Heavenly Father" with Wilma Anderson serving as organist. Those serving as pallbearers included Conwell Lindstrom, Herbert J. Turin, and Clayton, Curtis, Chad and Conwell Larson. Prior to the burial a luncheon was served by the First Baptist Church Social Committee at the church. Interment, with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 8, Denison, Iowa, and Post 383, Kiron, Iowa, was at the Kiron Cemetery in Kiron. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home, www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

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Born: 10/10/1931
Died: 7/2/2011
Services: 10:30 a.m.,Thursday, July 7, 2011, First Baptist Church, Kiron, Iowa
Visitation: 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2011, Pfannebecker Funeral Home, Denison, Iowa.
Memorials: Donor Choice
Cemetery: Kiron Cemetery, Kiron, Iowa

John Wesley Larson was born October 10, 1931, to Clifford and Ethel (Turin) Larson at their home in Hayes Township, Kiron, Iowa. He attended school in Kiron, IA, and was on the basketball team graduating in 1949. He accepted Christ as his Savior at a Billy Graham Crusade as a teen.
After graduation John was drafted and spent two years serving his country in Korea. Upon his discharge he returned to Kiron and farmed with his father and brother, Lewellyn.

On July 22, 1967, he was united in marriage with Roby Lin Kenney in Batavia, Ill. They lived on his home place north of Kiron. Wes was interested in Christian radio, and built a radio station in Rapid City, SD, which is still broadcasting the Word of God. Wes held offices in his Legion, was active in the Gideon ministry and served as Deacon for many years at First Baptist Church in Kiron. In 1969, Bethany Lin was born, followed in 1970 by John Wesley, Jr. Wes was a loving father who enjoyed his children's and grandson's activities.

Wes died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, IA. At the time of his death he had been blessed with 79 years, 8 months and 22 days.

Welcoming him in heaven are his parents, his brother Lewellyn, sisters Elaine and Lucille and four infant grandchildren, Katie, Natalie, Matthew and Jacob.

Those left to celebrate his life are his wife, Roby Lin Larson of Kiron, children: Bethany (Patrick) Duthie and sons, Zack and Luke of New York City, New York and John (Julie) Larson and sons, Samuel, Joshua, Tate and Joey of Johnston, Iowa; sisters-in-law; Wanda Larson of Kiron, Danielle (Dave) Stitt and Kathleen (Bob) May of Richmond, Virginia, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 7, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Kiron, Iowa, with Pastor Bruce Kaihoi officiating. Music for the service was provided by soloist, Chad Larson, and the congregation singing "Wonderful Peace" and "Children of the Heavenly Father" with Wilma Anderson serving as organist. Those serving as pallbearers included Conwell Lindstrom, Herbert J. Turin, and Clayton, Curtis, Chad and Conwell Larson. Prior to the burial a luncheon was served by the First Baptist Church Social Committee at the church. Interment, with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 8, Denison, Iowa, and Post 383, Kiron, Iowa, was at the Kiron Cemetery in Kiron. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home, www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

LENGEMANN, CLARICE H.

Died Aug. 27, 2011

Published in The Daily Nonpareil on August 29, 2011

Clarice H. Lengemann, age 73, of Bellevue, Neb., passed away on August 27, 2011.

She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Catherine Huebner; brother, Wayne Huebner; brothers-in-law, Michael Peth and Joel Carlson.

Survived by husband, Marvin D.; sons, Jack G. (Jeanette) and Mark A.; grandsons, Jason, Justin, and Joshua; sisters, LaVonne (Francis) Turner, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Karen Carlson, of La Vista, Neb., and Roberta Peth, of Council Bluffs; brothers, Marvin (Deanna) Huebner, of Persia, Iowa, Merle (Alice) Huebner, of Ankeny, Iowa; sister-in-law, Marlene Huebner, of Neola, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation Wednesday, after 5 p.m., with Rosary at 7 p.m., at Bethany Funeral Home, 8201 Harrison St., La Vista. Funeral Mass Thursday, 10:30 a.m., St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 7600 S. 42nd St., Bellevue, Neb. Memorials requested to the American Cancer Society.

Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison St.
LaVista, NE 68128
402-593-6100

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Visitation:
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
with Vigil Service at 7:00 PM
Bethany Funeral Home
8201 Harrison St.
La Vista, NE

Service:
Thursday, September 1, 2011
10:30 AM
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
7600 South 42nd St.
Bellevue, NE 68147

Age 73, Died August 27, 2011
Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents Robert and Catherine Huebner
brother Wayne Huebner
brothers-in-law Michael Peth and Joel Carlson
Survived by husband Marvin D.
sons Jack G. (Jeanette) and Mark A.
grandsons Jason, Justin, and Joshua
sisters LaVonne (Francis) Turner - Council Bluffs, IA
Karen Carlson - La Vista, NE
Roberta Peth - Council Bluffs, IA
brothers Marvin (Deanna) Huebner - Persia, IA
Merle (Alice) Huebner - Ankeny, IA
sister-in-law Marlene Huebner - Neola, IA
many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends

Memorials requested to the American Cancer Society

LONG, IRENE (PLAGMAN)

Died Aug. 20, 2011

Published in The Daily Nonpareil on August 26, 2011

Irene Plagman Long, our beloved Mother and Grandmother went to home to be with her Lord on August 20, 2011.

She was residing in San Antonio, Texas, at the time of her death.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Lyle Long.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary (Michael) McDowell, of San Antonio and Joyce (William) Carson, of Oklawaha, Fla.; and sons, Darrell (Jenny) Long, of Crescent, Iowa and David Long, of Council Bluffs, Iowa; grandchildren, Jamie (Carson) Ross, Brent Carson, Sarah McDowell, Mark McDowell, Jason, Melissa and Marci Long, Lenny and David Skanning and Sheila Benedict; also 14 great grandchildren. All of us will miss her greatly.

She was born in Persia, Iowa, October 28, 1919, and lived in southwestern Iowa most of her life. She was a longtime member of the Rebecca Auxiliary of the Oddfellows Lodge and an active member of Central Baptist Church in Council Bluffs. She retired from Mercy Hospital Dietary Department in 1981. She and Lyle relocated to San Antonio, Texas in 1996. Since arriving in San Antonio, she has been an active member of University Baptist Church. She also will be a missed member of Judy Pierce & Associates' appraisal team where she was a dedicated assistant. The family wishes to thank Harbour Hospice for their care and support of Irene and her family in her final days.

Services will be held on August 27, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., at University Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers she asked that donations be made to the Richard and Mabel Leyda Scholarship Fund at University Baptist Church, 6465 Babcock Road, San Antonio, Texas 78249 or to Harbour Hospice at 12915 Jones Maltzberger, San Antonio, Texas 78247.

MARDESEN, ROSS HANSEN

Died July 1, 2011
Ross Hansen Mardesen Obit
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ROSS MARDESON, 73, of Elk Horn, died Friday, July 1st at his home in Elk Horn. Funeral services for Ross Mardeson will be held at 10:30-a.m. Thu., July 7th, at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church. Ohde Funeral Home in Kimballton has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4-p.m. Wed., July 6th.

Burial is in the Elk Horn Lutheran Church Cemetery.

ROSS MARDESON is survived by:
His son: Chad Mardeson, of Omaha, NE.
His step-sisters: OPal Nelson, of Pasadena, TX, & Donna Bjorn, of Atlantic.
2 grandchildren.

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Funeral Services for 73 year old Ross Mardeson of Elk Horn will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, July 7th at the Elk Horn Lutheran Church in Elk Horn with burial in the Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery in Elk Horn. He passed away on Friday, July 1st at his home in Elk Horn. Survivors include his son, Chad (Teresa) Mardesen of Omaha, NE; 2 step-sisters: Opal Nelson of Pasadena, TX; Donna Bjorn of Atlantic; and 2 Grandchildren. The Ohde Funeral Home in Kimballton is in charge of arrangements where friends may call after 4pm on Wednesday, July 6th.

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Ross Hansen Mardesen
Born: July 6, 1937
Death: July 1, 2011

Visitation
Wednesday July 6, 2011, After 4:00 - PM
Ohde Funeral Home, Kimballton

Prayer Service at 6:30 PM at Ohde Funeral Home.

Funeral Service
Thursday July 7, 2011, 10:30 - AM
Elk Horn Lutheran Church

Interment with military honors will be in Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery after the funeral service.

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Ross Hansen Mardesen
July 6, 1937 - July 1, 2011

Ross Hansen Mardesen, son of Leo and Mildred (Hansen) Mardesen, was born July 6, 1937 in Exira, Iowa. At the age of three years his mother died unexpectedly and Ross went to live with his grandmother Anna Hansen. Ross spent a lot of time with Anna's children Robert, Howard, Alice, Della, and Harvey and their children while growing up and considered them his own siblings, including Bev (Nelson) Larsen, Sheryl (Nelson) Denton, Raedell (Nelson) von Holdt, Charles Beck, Janice (Beck) Sumrow, Robert Hansen, Marlis (Hansen) Reeves, Larry Hansen, Delane (Hansen) Kempf, Al Hansen (deceased), Donna (Hansen) Archer, Ed Hansen, Steve Hansen, Kathy (Hansen) Beckett, and Kent Hansen. Ross attended school in Elk Horn and graduated with the Class of 1956. Following graduation, he spent time at the University of Iowa studying engineering. After that, he went to live with his cousin Charles Beck in California for a short time, and then returned to Elk Horn.

On August 8, 1968, Ross was united in marriage with Mary Jane Harder. They were the parents of one son and made their home in Elk Horn. Ross was a member of the Elk Horn City Council, the Danish Mutual Board, the Danish Museum Site Committee, and the Iowa Army National Guard during this time. When he first returned to Elk Horn he worked as a mechanic for Esbeck Motors. He then began working for Marne-Elk Horn Telephone Company, retiring in 2002 after 40 years of service.

Ross enjoyed golfing; loved to read, especially anything to do with history; compiled genealogy information and collected coins and other items. He liked to tinker with anything mechanical and was a good woodworker. He thoroughly enjoyed meeting for coffee and going out to dinner with his many friends.

Ross suffered from many health problems for a number of years. He died at this home in Elk Horn on Friday, July 1, 2011 at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 25 days.

Preceding him in death are his parents; his grandmother Anna Hansen who raised him, grandparents, cousin Al Hansen, and step-mother Ethel Mardesen.

He is survived by his son Chad Mardesen and wife Teresa of Omaha; two grandchildren Clara Marie and Davis Luke Mardesen of Omaha; former wife Mary Jane Mardesen of Rushmore, MN; step sisters Opal Nelson of Pasadena, TX and Donna Bjorn of Atlantic; cousins who were like siblings and many friends.

Visitation
Wednesday July 6, 2011, After 4:00 - PM

Ohde Funeral Home, Kimballton
Prayer Service at 6:30 PM at Ohde Funeral Home.
Funeral Service
Thursday July 7, 2011, 10:30 - AM

Elk Horn Lutheran Church
Interment with military honors will be in Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery after the funeral service.

MCDERMOTT, JERALD "JED" L.

Died Sept. 23, 2011
Jerald Jed L. McDermott Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on September 24, 2011

Jerald "Jed" McDermott age 70, Neola, Iowa, passed away Friday, September, 23, 2011.

Services Pending.

Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home and Crematory
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-322-7779
http://www.cutleroneill.com

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Published in The Daily Nonpareil on September 25, 2011

Jerald L. "Jed" McDermott, age 70, Neola, Iowa, passed away at his home on Friday, September 23, 2011, with his family at his side.

Jed was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on June 11, 1941, to Donald J. and Alma M. (Dahl) McDermott and graduated from St. Joseph High School. Jed served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War and was united in marriage to Caroline Martin on July 11, 1964, at St. Patrick's Church in Neola.

He worked for many years at Boyer Body Shop and Tri-Center Schools, retiring in 2003. He served for 25 years on the Neola Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the American Legion and St. Patrick's Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lyle and his wife, Mary Ann; grandson, Preston; and his brother-in-law, Pete Turner.

Jed is survived by his wife of 47 years, Caroline; daughters, Lisa Kenney, of Neola, Barbara McDermott, Council Bluffs, Julie Schechinger and husband, Monte, of Westphalia, Iowa; sons, Jeremy and wife, Jennifer, of Minden, Iowa, Jason and wife, Sarah, of Neola; granddaughter, Ashley Ebersole and husband, Justin; grandsons, Matthew and Mitchell Schultz, Kaden and Spencer McDermott, Brayton Schechinger, Gryphen McDermott; granddaughter, Brylee Schechinger, great-granddaughter, Vaeda Bryan; sisters, Bonnie Turner, Patricia Fischer and husband, Dean; brothers, Dan and wife, Carolyn, all of Neola and Jim and wife, Myrna, of Council Bluffs, nieces and nephews.

Visitation Monday, 5 to 8 p.m., with Christian Wake Service at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Neola. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10:30 a.m., also at church. Interment Neola St. Patrick's.

Memorials to the church, Neola Volunteer Fire Department and Hospice with Heart. Luncheon will follow back at the church hall.

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Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-322-7779
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MCELWAIN, INEZ MARIE

Died July 18, 2011
Inez Marie McElwain Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from July 21 to July 28, 2011

Inez Marie McElwain, 98 of Denison, formerly of Charter Oak, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Denison Care Center.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, July 22, at the Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison with burial at the Dow City Cemetery in Dow City.

The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements. There is no visitation.

Survivors include two sons, Merle McElwain of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Charles McElwain of Denver, Colorado; one daughter, Lila Nutting of Boulder, Colorado; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011

Inez Marie McElwain was born at Red Oak, Nebraska, September 20, 1912, the daughter of Burt and Jenny Miller Ball. The family moved to the farm at Oto, Iowa, where she was raised, receiving her education in the rural and Oto schools. Following her education she helped at home and did domestic work for area families.

On May 26, 1936, Inez was united in marriage with Vernon H. McElwain at the Willow Township Methodist Church south of Charter Oak, Iowa. Their union was blessed with three children, Merle, Charles and Lila.

They made their home on the McElwain Family farm seven miles south of Charter Oak where they farmed and Inez made a career of being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Upon their retirement from farming in 1977, Inez and Vernon moved to their home in Charter Oak. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening and her memberships in the Eastern Star and Charter Oak United Methodist Church. Her happiest moments were spent with her family.

Vernon died August 9, 2005, and Inez remained in their home in Charter Oak.

In March of 2009, she moved to the Denison Care Center in Denison, Iowa, and it was there her death occurred Monday afternoon, July 18. 2011. At the time of her death she had been blessed with 98 years, 9 months and 28 days.

Including her parents and husband, Inez was also preceded in death by her brother, Wayne Ball and sister-in-law, Ruth Ball.

Those remaining to cherish her memory include two sons: Merle McElwain and wife Sherry of Fort Collins, Colorado; and Charles McElwain of Denver, Colorado; daughter: Lila Nutting and husband Don of Boulder, Colorado; six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa, with Pastor Len Garrison officiating. Music for the service included recorded vocal selections of "One Day at a Time" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord". Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren: Rochelle Teal, Devin McElwain, Rhonda Jimenez, Jeffrey McElwain, Jill Marie Cooper and Lisa Marie Cranmer. Pallbearers included Dan C. Pfannebecker, Larry Carstensen, Robert Curnyn and Roger Dozark. Interment was at the Dow City Cemetery, Dow City, Iowa. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home, www.pfannebecker.com, Denison, Iowa, was in charge of arrangements.

MEINERS, ELAINE

Died Aug. 18, 2011
Elaine Meiners ObitElaine Meiners Obit
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18th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ELAINE MEINERS, 81, of Manilla, died Thu., Aug. 18th, at the Manilla Manor Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian Burial service for ELAINE MEINERS will be held 10:30-a.m. Mon., Aug. 22nd, at the Sacred Heart Church in Manilla. Ohde Funeral Home in Manilla has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4-p.m. Sun., Aug. 21st. A Prayer service will be held at the funeral home followed by a Rosary, at 6-p.m. Sunday.

Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery near Manilla.

ELAINE MEINERS is survived by:
Her son Randy Meiners, of Pleasant Hill.
Her brother - Howard Foxhoven, of Sioux City.
Her sisters - Helen Knott, of Omaha, & Leona Leslie, of Council Bluffs.
4 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren.

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Mass of Christian Burial for 81 year old Elaine Meiners of Manilla will be held at 10:30am on Monday, August 22 at the Sacred Heart Church in Manilla with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery near Manilla. Elaine passed away on Thursday afternoon, August 18 at the Manilla Manor Nursing Home. Survivors include her son, Randy Meiners of Pleasant Hill; 4 Grandchildren; 6 Great-Grandchildren; 1 brother, Howard Foxhoven of Sioux City; 2 sisters: Helen Knott of Omaha, NE and Leona Leslie of Council Bluffs. The Ohde Funeral home in Manilla is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from August 25 to September 25, 2011

Elaine Mildred, daughter of John and Anna (Kuhl) Foxhoven, was born May 24, 1930 in Defiance, Iowa. She attended school there until 1942 when she moved with her parents to Manilla. She graduated from Manilla High School in 1948.

Elaine was united in marriage with Eddie Meiners on December 28, 1948 at the Sacred Heart Church in Manilla. Four sons were born to this union. Eddie and Elaine farmed in the Manilla and Manning areas for most of their lives and for a short time in Ricketts. They retired and moved into Manilla in 1987.

Elaine was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Manilla. In earlier years, Elaine and Eddie enjoyed going to dances in the area. Later on they enjoyed playing cards and took many pleasant trips to the casinos in the area. Elaine especially enjoyed making quilts for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also embroidered baptismal gowns for the newborns of Sacred heart Parish. Above all, Elaine took pleasure in spending time with her family and special niece Norma Jean Kloewer of Stuart.

After the death of her husband in 2003, Elaine was able to remain in their home until May of 2011 when she became a resident of the Manilla Manor Nursing Home. She died there on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 25 days.

Preceding Elaine in death are her parents; husband Eddie Meiners; three sons Bobby Meiners, Keith Meiners and Mark Meiners; brothers Clarence Foxhoven and LaVerne Foxhoven and sisters Elvera Foxhoven and LuRene Olson.

She is survived by her son Randy Meiners and wife Carla of Pleasant Hill; daughter in law Diane Meiners of Lincoln, NE and daughter in law Pat and husband Michael Linn of San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren: Christy and husband Mark Puev; Julie and husband Josh Sovereign; Ben Meiners and Kelsey Meiners; six great-grandchildren: Olivia, Owen, Jillian and Genevieve Sovereign and Alexis and Andrew Puev; one brother Howard Foxhoven and wife Dorothy of Sioux City; two sisters Helen Knott of Omaha, NE and Leona Leslie of Council Bluffs; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Elaine Meiners
May 24, 1930 - August 18, 2011

Biography

Elaine Mildred, daughter of John and Anna (Kuhl) Foxhoven, was born May 24, 1930 in Defiance, Iowa. She attended school there until 1942 when she moved with her parents to Manilla. She graduated from Manilla High School in 1948.

Elaine was united in marriage with Eddie Meiners on December 28, 1948 at the Sacred Heart Church in Manilla. Four sons were born to this union. Eddie and Elaine farmed in the Manilla and Manning areas for most of their lives and for a short time in Ricketts. They retired and moved into Manilla in 1987.

Elaine was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Manilla. In earlier years, Elaine and Eddie enjoyed going to dances in the area. Later on they enjoyed playing cards and took many pleasant trips to the casinos in the area. Elaine especially enjoyed making quilts for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also embroidered baptismal gowns for the newborns of Sacred heart Parish. Above all, Elaine took pleasure in spending time with her family and special niece Norma Jean Kloewer of Stuart.

After the death of her husband in 2003, Elaine was able to remain in their home until May of 2011 when she became a resident of the Manilla Manor Nursing Home. She died there on Thursday, August 18, 2011 at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 25 days.

Preceding Elaine in death are her parents; husband Eddie Meiners; three sons Bobby Meiners, Keith Meiners and Mark Meiners; brothers Clarence Foxhoven and LaVerne Foxhoven and sisters Elvera Foxhoven and LuRene Olson.

She is survived by her son Randy Meiners and wife Carla of Pleasant Hill; daughter in law Diane Meiners of Lincoln, NE and daughter in law Pat and husband Michael Linn of San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren: Christy and husband Mark Puev; Julie and husband Josh Sovereign; Ben Meiners and Kelsey Meiners; six great-grandchildren: Olivia, Owen, Jillian and Genevieve Sovereign and Alexis and Andrew Puev; one brother Howard Foxhoven and wife Dorothy of Sioux City; two sisters Helen Knott of Omaha, NE and Leona Leslie of Council Bluffs; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebrant
REV. ROBERT GRALAPP
ASSISTED BY DEACON LOUIE MEINERS

Lectors
MARK PUEV
BEN MEINERS

Mass Servers
JARED VOLLSTEDT
RIDGE MUHLBAUER

Gift Bearers
GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

Eucharistic Ministers
DEACON LOUIE MEINERS
JIM KLOEWER

Music
"HOW GREAT THOU ART"
"ON EAGLE'S WINGS"
"AMAZING GRACE"
"AVE MARIA" -- STEVE RIESSELMAN, SOLOIST
SACRED HEART CHOIR
IRENE FEILMEIER, ORGANIST

Casketbearers
MARK PUEV
JOSH SOVEREIGN
BEN MEINERS
JON MEINERS
ZACH MEINERS
GREG GASKILL

Honorary Casketbearers
CHRISTY PUEV
JULIE SOVEREIGN
KELSEY MEINERS
NORMA JEAN KLOEWER

Interment
MT. OLIVET CEMETERY
MANILLA, IOWA

MESSENGER, VIRGINIA

Died Aug. 20, 2011
Virginia Messenger Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on August 24, 2011

Virginia Messenger, age 78, of Malvern, Iowa, passed away August 20, 2011, in Bellview, Colo.

Survived by children, Cindy Murphy and husband, Dave, of Harlan, Iowa, Paul Messenger and wife, Salinda, of Lanham, Md., and Becky Lichtenberg and husband, Jerome of Ida Grove, Iowa; sister, Ruth Lambertson, of Harlan; brothers, LaVerne Goss and wife, Peggy, of Council Bluffs, and David Goss and wife, Elaine, of Pewaukee, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Chris Goss, of Council Bluffs, and Mary Messenger Powell, of McKinney, Texas; brother-in-law, Stanley Hartz, of Denver, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and other relatives.

Visitation Thursday, August 25, 2011, at the Hertz Funeral Home in Glenwood, with family present to receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services Friday, August 26, 2011, at 2 p.m., at the funeral home, with interment in the Silver City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Heartland Hospice or Silver City United Methodist Church.

Hertz Funeral Home
112 North Vine Street
Glenwood, IA 51534
ph: (712) 527-5241
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Virginia Messenger

Visitation:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Hertz Funeral Home
112 N Vine Street
Glenwood, IA 51534

Service:
Friday, August 26, 2011
2:00 PM
Hertz Funeral Home
112 N Vine Street
Glenwood, IA 51534

Virginia Rosalene "Ginger" (Goss) Messenger, age 78, of Malvern, IA, passed away August 20, 2011 at the family cabin near Fort Collins, Colorado.

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to:
Heartland Hospice, Red Oak, IA or Silver City United Methodist Church.

Interment in Silver City Cemetery.

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Virginia Messenger

Visitation:
Thursday, August 25, 2011
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Hertz Funeral Home
112 N Vine Street
Glenwood, IA 51534

Service:
Friday, August 26, 2011
2:00 PM
Hertz Funeral Home
112 N Vine Street
Glenwood, IA 51534

Virginia Rosalene "Ginger" (Goss) Messenger, age 78, of Malvern, IA, passed away August 20, 2011 at the family cabin near Fort Collins, Colorado.


Virginia Rosalene Messenger, one of seven children of Elsie Margaret (Jensen) and Roy Richard Goss, was born on October 20, 1932 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Fondly known as "Ginger", she grew up in Council Bluffs where she attended school.

Ginger and Floyd Eugene "Pete" Messenger were married on March 19, 1950 in Council Bluffs. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Cynthia Susan, Floyd Michael, Dennis Paul, and Rebecca Ann. The family lived on several farms before finally making their home on the Messenger family farm near Malvern in the '80s.

Ginger was a busy farm wife, homemaker, and was an exceptional bookkeeper for the farm and dozer business records. She shared in Pete's passion for flying and traveled extensively with him in the plane he owned and piloted for many, many years. They also purchased twenty acres near Fort Collins, Colorado and built a large one room cabin with two decks. This cabin was named, "U4EA" (Euphoria), and was a place, frequented often and loved by not only Ginger, Pete and their family, but also many relatives and friends. Ginger enjoyed playing cards and games with her friends. She also enjoyed cooking and baking. Ginger was a compassionate friend and neighbor, always helping others in need.

Ginger and Pete were married 61 years when Pete passed away at their farm home near Malvern on November 14, 2010.

Ginger was on vacation with family when she passed away on August 20, 2011, at the cabin in Colorado. She attained the age of 78 years and 10 months. Ginger was preceded in death by her parents; husband Pete; son Mike Messenger; sisters, Beverly Markussen, and Vivian Hartz; brother Darrell "Lee" Goss; and brother-in-law Lee Messenger.

Ginger is survived by her children, Cindy Murphy and husband Dave of Harlan, IA, Paul Messenger and wife Salinda of Lanham, MD, and Becky Lichtenberg and husband Jerome of Ida Grove, IA; sister Ruth Lambertson of Harlan; brothers, LaVerne Goss and wife Peggy of Council Bluffs, and David Goss and wife Elaine of Pewaukee, WI; sisters-in-law, Chris Goss of Council Bluffs, and Mary Messenger Powell of McKinney, TX; brother-in-law, Stanley Hartz of Denver, CO; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to:
Heartland Hospice, Red Oak, IA or Silver City United Methodist Church.

Interment in Silver City Cemetery.

MILLER, DENISE MARIE

Died July 20, 2011
Denise Marie Miller Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011

Denise Marie Miller was born November 9, 1950, the daughter of Maurice and Alvena Kubec Miller. She passed away at the Manning Health Care Center in Manning, Iowa, on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at the age of sixty.

Denise was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She attended Benton Community Schools graduating with the class of 1968. She attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa, and then received her B.A. from Northwest Missouri State University in 1973. She also earned her coaching certification from Morningside College in 2006. Denise worked as a secretary for West Iowa Mental Health in Mapleton, Iowa, after graduating from NWMSU and in 1975, she moved to the Denison Iowa Mental Health office. She was employed at Ries Amusement in 1976, and then began working for UPS in 1977. After retiring from UPS in 2006, she worked at the Graphic Edge in Carroll, Iowa.

Denise was united in marriage to James Miller on May 15, 1970 in Estherville, Iowa, and to this union two children were born. The couple lived in Mapleton for a few years and in 1975 they moved to a farm near Vail, Iowa.

Denise was a sports enthusiast, participating in softball and track in high school and college. She liked to watch football and baseball. She took part in Iowa Games, Senior Olympics, and arm wrestling matches. Attending the Drake Relays with friends in Des Moines was a highlight of hers every spring. She helped James for many years with the Vail Soccer program and coached softball in ArWeVa until she became ill. Fishing in local ponds, helping in the garden, watching Survivor on television, or just being outside in the sun were relaxing and fun activities she enjoyed. She was an avid supporter of Relay For Life and was the top collector of contributions in Crawford County. She was also a supporter of Special Olympics and a donor to Senior Olympics. She was a member of the Northwest Missouri State Alumni Association, the Crawford County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and the Legion Auxiliary in Blairstown, Iowa.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, James; two children, Dustin of Vail; and Destiny of Manning; one brother, Duane Miller and his wife, Julie of Blairstown, Iowa; two sisters: Doreen Brower and her husband, Kevin of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Donna Heitman and her husband, Randy of Marengo, Iowa; other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 A.M., Monday, July 25, 2011, at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vail, Iowa. Fr. Victor Ramaeker served as Celebrant of the Mass and Fr. Steve Brodersen served as Concelebrant. Marilyn Hundling was the organist accompanying soloist Sue Rosener. Dennis & Sharon Hoffman served as Eucharistic ministers, Haley Hoffman and Rachel Gangestad were Servers, Joan Adams and Charlene Hoffman served as Gift Bearers, and Collette Huntley and Frank Rosener served as Lectors. Honorary pallbearers were David Lea (In Memorium), Christopher Miller, Chad Reynolds, Craig Reynolds, Ervin Lea, and James Miller. Serving as pallbearers were Travis Heitman, Austin Heitman, Arec Heitman, Adam Brower, Chad Miller, and Brad Miller. Sunday Services included a Scriptural Prayer Service and Eulogy by Blacey Bennett. The family invited everyone to the Vail Community Building for fellowship and lunch served by the St. Ann Parish Teams. Visitation was also held Tuesday, July 26, 2011, from 1- 2 P.M. at St. John Catholic Church in Blairstown, Iowa, with interment following in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown, officiated by Fr. Brian Dellaert. The family invited everyone back to St. John's Catholic Church for refreshments served by the St. John Ladies. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.

MILLER, DOROTHY M.

Died Sept. 9, 2011
Dorothy M. Miller Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on September 11, 2011

Dorothy M. Miller, age 58, passed away September 9, 2011, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

She was born November 25, 1952, in Panama, Iowa, to Charles and Marie (Miller) Monahan. Dorothy enjoyed playing cards, camping, boating, gardening, cleaning, her animals, being outdoors, and most of all her family, especially the grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles, in 1972.

She is survived by her husband, Jimmie Miller, Jr.; children, Jason (Jamie) Smith, Josh Smith and Josie Smith; step-children, Michael Miller and Gina (Robert) Rabb; mother, Marie Monahan; sisters, Marilyn Aherns, Darlene (Chuck) Montgomery and Donna Moore; brothers, Patrick (Ruth), Mike (Barb), Phil and Greg Monahan; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Family will receive friends Monday evening at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be Tuesday, September 13, at 1 p.m., at Cutler-O'Neill Chapel with Father Dan Kirby officiating. Burial will be at Garner Township Cemetery. The family will direct memorials.

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Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-322-7779
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MULLEN, DONNA CLAIRE (TERWILLEGER)

Died Aug 6, 2011
Donna Claire (Terwilleger) Mullen Obit
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Obituaries August 7th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

DONNA MULLEN, 89, of Manning, died Sat., Aug. 6th, at the Manning Regional Healthcare Center. A Mass of Christian Burial service for DONNA MULLEN will be held 10:30-a.m. Tue., Aug. 9th, at the Sacred Heart Church in Manning. Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 4-p.m. Mon., Aug. 8th. , where a Rosary will be held at 6-p.m..

Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.

DONNA MULLEN is survived by -
Her 3 children:
Thea (Tom) Weinandt, of Omaha, NE;
Mart (Sue) Mullen, of San Diego, CA.
Rourke (Stacie) Mullen, of Manning.
Her brother - Bob (Marlene) Terwilliger, of Omaha. NE.
8 grandchildren
1 great-granddaughter
And, her sisters-in-law.

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Mass of Christian Burial for 86 year old Donna Mullen of Manning will be held Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30 AM at the Sacred Heart Church in Manning with burial at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manning. Donna died Saturday, August 6 at Manning Regional Healthcare Center. Donna is survived by her 3 children, Thea (Tom) Weinandt of Omaha, NE. Marty (Sue) Mullen of San Diego, CA; Rourke (Stacie) Mullen of Manning; brother Bob (Marlene) Terwilliger of Omaha, NE, 8 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and two sisters-in-laws. The Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of arrangements.

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Donna Claire Mullen
May 10, 1925 - August 6, 2011

Biography

Donna Claire, daughter of Leo and Claire (Mullen) Terwilleger, was born May 10, 1925 at home in Defiance, Iowa. She attended school in Defiance, graduating from St. Peter's High School in Defiance. She started working at a bank in Denison immediately after graduation. She met her future husband while working in Denison.

On April 13, 1953, Donna was united in marriage with Emmett Mullen at Defiance. Emmett and Donna made their home in Manning and were the parents of three children. They purchased Johnsons' Shoe Store and renamed it the Manning Bootery. Donna helped in the store but was primarily a mother and homemaker. In the mid-1980s Emmett became an insurance agent and Donna shared in operating the shoe store for its final years.

Donna was a member of Sacred Heart Parish and Altar Society and served on the Library Board for many years. She enjoyed golfing on women's night and her bowling league. She created many counted cross stitch pieces. She played Bingo and enjoyed antiquing with her friends. Donna collected Hummel figurines and found pleasure in reading throughout her life. Above all she enjoyed spending time visiting with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In January of 2006, after the death of her husband in 2005, Donna made the decision to move from her longtime home to the Anthony Apartments. When her health began to fail, Donna became a resident of the Manning Plaza Nursing Home in February 2011. She died at the Manning Regional Healthcare Center on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 27 days.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Donna is survived by her three children: Thea and husband Tom Weinandt of Omaha, NE; Marty Mullen and wife Sue of San Diego, CA; Rourke Mullen and wife Stacie of Manning; eight grandchildren: Abby Johnson, T.J. and Zach Weinandt; Michael and Matthew Mullen and Jenna, Hanna, McKenna and Jack Mullen; great granddaughter Jacie Johnson: brother Bob Terwilleger and wife Marlene of Omaha, NE; two sisters in law Nadine Robetor of Las Vegas, NV and Noreen and husband John Frenking of Omaha, NE; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation and Prayers
Monday August 8, 2011, after 4:00 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Manning

Rosary 6:00 PM.
Visitation will resume Tuesday morning after 8:00 AM at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday August 9, 2011, 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Church - Manning

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manning.

MYER, ARTHUR E. "JACK"

Died June 25, 2011

Published in Logan Herald-Observer from July 6 to July 14, 2011

Arthur E. "Jack" Myer, 92, of Logan, passed away June 25 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., June 29 at the United Methodist Church in Logan with Pastor Jack Hofmockel officiating. Organist was Barb Sherer and vocalist David Dickinson. Selections were, "Beyond the Sunset" and "How Great Thou Art." Casket bearers were Scott Myer, Chris Myer, Danelle Myer, Brent Myer, Jeremy Caddell, Mark Goldsmith and Dan Kitzinger. Final resting place was Harris Grove Cemetery near Logan.

Jack was born Dec. 10, 1918 in Logan to Ed and Pearle (Poore) Myer. Jack attended Reeders Mills School and then attended and graduated from the Logan High School. Jack was married to Martha E. Foutch on June 14, 1942 in San Diego, Calif. Jack was called to active duty in World War II in October of 1942 and served in the South Pacific for two years and four months. After his discharge he returned to the Myer farm in the Hardscratch area and began farming in the spring of 1946. They resided there for 35 years before moving to Logan in 1981. They enjoyed vacations, the most beautiful was the four islands of Hawaii and the most interesting the Kennedy Space Center. Martha passed away June 29, 2002. Jack was a member of the Methodist Church, V.F.W., Harrison County School Board. He enjoyed operating his caterpillar on the farm, taking drives to look at the crops, keeping in touch with the commodity markets and stock markets.

Survivors include his son Edwin Myer and wife Marilyn of Logan; daughter, Joyce Caddell and husband Jerry of Newton; son, Jim Myer and wife Cindy of Logan; grandchildren, Jeremy Caddell and wife Tanya, Jocelyn Kitzinger and husband Dan, Danelle Myer, Scott Myer and wife Jamie, Tracy Goldsmith and husband Mark, Chris Myer and wife Anjie, Brent Myer and wife Crystal; great-grandchildren, Ariana and Noah Caddell, Kyrstan and Aydin Myer, Joseph, Jacob and Reese Kitzinger, Brayton and Brendyn Myer, Ava, Grant and Jack Goldsmith.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, wife Martha, sister Marjorie Koenig and brother-in-law, Kermit Koenig and great granddaughter Jaylee Myer.

Military honors were conducted by the V.F.W. Post 6256 and O'Hara Seeley Post.

Logan Memorial Chapel
215 North Fourth
Logan, Iowa 51546
644-2929

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Arthur "Jack" Myer

ARTHUR E. "JACK" MYER, age 92, of Logan, Iowa passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Jack was born December 10, 1918 in Logan, Iowa to Ed and Pearle (Poore) Myer. Jack attended Reeders Mills School and then attended and graduated from the Logan High School. Jack was married to Martha E. Foutch, June 14, 1942 in San Diego, California. Jack was called to active duty in WWII, October of 1942 and served in the South Pacific for two years and four months. After his discharge he returned to the Myer farm in the Hardscratch area and began farming in the spring of 1946. They resided there for thirty five years before moving to Logan in 1981. They enjoyed vacations, the most beautiful was the four islands of Hawaii and the most interesting was the Kennedy Space Center. Martha passed away June 29, 2002. Jack was a member of the Methodist Church, V. F. W., Harrison County School Board. He enjoyed operating his caterpillar on the farm, taking drives to look at the crops, keeping in touch with the commodity markets and the stock markets.

Survived by son: Edwin Myer and wife Marilyn of Logan, Iowa; daughter: Joyce Caddell and husband Jerry of Newton, Iowa; son: Jim Myer and wife Cindy of Logan, Iowa; grandchildren; Jeremy Caddell and wife Tanya, Jocelyn Kitzinger and husband Dan, Danelle Myer, Scott Myer and wife Jamie, Tracy Goldsmith and husband Mark, Chris Myer and wife Anjie, Brent Myer and wife Crystal, great-grandchildren; Ariana and Noah Caddell, Kyrstan and Aydin Myer, Joseph, Jacob and Reese Kitzinger, Brayton and Brendyn Myer, Ava, Grant and Jack Goldsmith.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, wife Martha, sister Marjorie Koenig and brother-in-law Kermit Koenig, great granddaughter Jaylee Myer.
A Prayer Service will be held at 6 pm Tuesday with family visitation to follow until 8 pm at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa
The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Methodist Church following the committal service.
Military Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post 6256 and O'Hara Seeley Post.

In Loving Memory Of
Arthur E. "Jack" Myer

Born
December 10, 1918 Logan, Iowa

Entered Into Rest
June 25, 2011 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Funeral Service
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2011
United Methodist Church
Logan, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Jack Hofmockel
Organist Barb Sherer
Vocalist David Dickinson

Selections
"Beyond The Sunset" "How Great Thou Art"

Casket Bearers
Scott Myer Brent Myer
Chris Myer Jeremy Caddell
Danelle Myer Mark Goldsmith
Dan Kitzinger

Final Resting Place
Harris Grove Cemetery
Logan, Iowa

LOGAN MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL
215 North 4th Avenue
Logan, Iowa 51546
(712) 644-2929

OSSENKOP, RUTH

Died July 30, 2011
Ruth Ossenkop Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 5, 2011

Ruth Ossenkop, 91 of Harlan, formerly of Vail, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Westside with burial at the Hayes Township Cemetery in Westside. The Huebner Funeral Home in Westside was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Larry of Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Mary Kae Whannell of Harlan and Linda Brandenburg of Hillsboro, Ohio; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Robert Kracht of Ankeny.

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Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:05 AM CDT

HARLAN -- Ruth Mae Ossenkop, 91, Harlan, died July 30 at Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan.

Services were held Friday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Huebner Funeral Home in Westside with graveside rites held at the Hayes Township Cemetery in Westside.

Ossenkop is survived by her son Larry (Mary); daughters Mary Kae (Rex) and Linda (Delbert); five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and brother Robert (Rowene).

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Ruth Ossenkop

Ruth Mae Ossenkop was born September 21, 1919, the daughter of Amandus and Agnes Shelldorf Kracht. She passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan, Iowa, at the age of ninety-one.

Ruth was born in Westside, Iowa. She attended Westside Community Schools, graduating with the class of 1936. She was united in marriage to Vernon Ossenkop on October 20, 1938, at St. John Evangelical Church in Westside, Iowa. They made their home on a farm near Vail, Iowa, in Hayes Township. To this union were born five children.

Ruth worked hard on the farm, raising and selling chickens and tending to her garden. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and collecting ceramic chickens. She also liked to watch sports of all kinds, especially following the Iowa Hawkeyes and stock car racing. Some of her favorite television programs included Wheel of Fortune; Judge Judy; Dr. Phil; and The Price Is Right.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vernon in 1984; twin infant sons; three brothers: Sam and his wife, Helen; Ivan; and Pat and his wife, Evangeline; one sister, Laverna and her husband, Ed. She is survived by one son, Larry and his wife, Mary; two daughters: Mary Kae and her husband, Rex; and Linda and her husband, Delbert; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert and his wife, Rowene; other relatives and friends.

OVIATT, G. JOAN

Died Sept. 18, 2011

Published in The Daily Nonpareil on September 20, 2011

G. Joan Oviatt, age 78, of Logan, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011, at the Westmont Care Center in Logan, Iowa.

Survivors include her brothers, Don Oviatt and wife, Sandra, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Courtlyn Oviatt and wife, Norma, Gail Oviatt and wife, Linda; sister, Carol Maguire and husband, Larry; brother-in-law, Gale Muxfeldt, all of Logan; beloved nieces and nephews, their spouses and their children and grandchildren.

A Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday with family visitation to follow until 8 p.m., at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, at the Christian Church in Logan, with burial in the Bethel Cemetery, Logan.

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G. Joan Oviatt, age 78, of Logan, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the Westmont Care Center in Logan. Joan was born March 10, 1933 to Amon and Gwendolyn (Watkins) Oviatt, on a farm southeast of Logan. She was the second of six children. She was called Jo-an. She attended Logan Grade school and graduated from the Logan High School in 1951. Joan was a telephone operator for the local telephone company for ten years until they switched to dial equipment. She then studied at Metro-Tech in Omaha and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked in several Omaha hospitals, mainly at St. Joseph. She took an apartment in Omaha, learned to drive and bought her own car. She came home to Logan on weekends to catch up with the family and was available as a babysitter to her nieces and nephews. Joan made many friends at work. She loved to travel and took many trips including a special one to Hawaii. Joan was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration and began losing much of her eye sight. She was unable to drive and continue her work as a private home-care nurse and returned to Logan to live with her parents. When her Dad suffered a stroke, Joan became his caregiver enabling him to stay in his own home until his death in 1997. Then Joan became a companion to her Mother until her death in 2002. When the family home was sold Joan moved to the Boyer View Apartments north of Logan and resided there until October 2010 when she became a resident at Westmont Care Center. Joan liked to listen to novels and The Bible on tapes. She enjoyed making and giving crocheted afghans, ponchos, baby blankets and doilies. She had eighteen nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great nieces and great-great nephews. She was known by all as "Aunt Jo."

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, sister Sharon Muxfeldt, niece Diana Maguire, nephew Courtie Oviatt and great-great-nephew Westyn Muxfeldt.

Survivors include her brothers: Don Oviatt and wife Sandra of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Courtlyn Oviatt and wife Norma; Gail Oviatt and wife Linda; sister: Carol Maguire and husband Larry; brother-in-law: Gale Muxfeldt all of Logan, Iowa; beloved nieces and nephews, their spouses and their children and grandchildren.

A Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with family visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church following the committal service at the cemetery.

In Loving Memory Of
G. Joan Oviatt

Born
March 10, 1933 Logan, Iowa

Entered Into Rest
September 18, 2011 Logan, Iowa

Services
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Christian Church - Logan, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Ron Riley
Organist Vicki Koenig
Vocalist Rick Powell

Selections
"Amazing Grace"
"It Is Well With My Soul" "When I Get To Where I'm Going"

Honorary Bearers
Kathy Lundergard Renee Kuhl
Shelly Williams Ronda Oloff
Julie Cave Annette Wilson
Jill McClintock

Casket Bearers
Rick Oviatt Ron Oviatt
Rod Oviatt Kent Oviatt
Steve Oviatt Lonnie Muxfeldt
Scott Muxfeldt Randy Muxfeldt
Michael Maguire

Final Resting Place
Bethel Cemetery
Logan, Iowa

LOGAN MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL
215 North 4th Avenue
Logan, Iowa 51546
(712) 644-2929

PEDERSEN, DR. PAUL DAVID

Died Aug. 27, 2011

Published in The Daily Nonpareil on September 9, 2011

Dr. Paul David Pedersen, passed away in Rockville, Maryland on August 27, 2011.

Paul was born in Elk Horn, Iowa, and resided in Council Bluffs, Iowa, as well as many other places across the United States. Paul was a 1941 graduate of Dana College in Blair, Neb., and attended the University of Nebraska Medical School, graduating in 1945. He also obtained a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He worked for the United States Public Health Service from 1945 to 1953, and again in 1964 to 1979, before retiring. In the interim, Paul practiced medicine with brother Art Pedersen, in Council Bluffs. Paul's interest included singing in the church choir, playing trumpet and french horn in the Rockville, Md Concert Band, loved model trains and traveling. Paul was a man of deep and abiding faith and steadfast loyalty to his Lutheran and Danish heritage.

Paul is survived by his beloved spouse, Lilly; brothers, Arthur and Carl; sisters, Helen and Ruth (sister Inga passed); his daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and Wil Bettinger, Sandra and Richard Walling; son, Mark (son David passed in 2002); 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; friends and church members.

Condolences may be sent to: 9205 West Cottage Place, Unit A, Rockville, Md 29850.

PERRY, PATRICIA BOOK, PH.D.

Died Sept. 13, 2011

Published in Omaha World-Herald from September 18 to October 16, 2011

Perry, Patricia Book, PhD
Jul 30, 1924 - Sep 13, 2011

Age 87. North Platte, NE, formerly of Omaha, NE. Patricia was born in Harlan, IA to Charles and Erie Bailey Book. She graduated from Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing, Omaha, NE as a Registered Nurse in 1945. She married Samuel H. Perry, M.D., December 30, 1944. They lived in Gothenburg, NE where he practiced medicine and they raised their two children. While living there, she was instrumental in the establishment of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, a mission parish in Cozad, NE. She was a member of PEO Chapter AW. In 1966 they moved to Omaha where she returned to college and graduated from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1969 and a Masters of Education in 1973. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in 1978. In 1966, Dr. Perry returned to Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing as an Instructor of Basic Sciences. In 1976 she was appointed Director of Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing, then Dean of the college in 1981, and President in 1988. She led the institution's transition from a diploma granting school to a college that now grants Bachelors and Masters Degrees in various medical related disciplines. During her tenure at Clarkson College, Dr. Perry was recognized as a highly respected educator and professional throughout the country and by her many students. Her favorite part of education was teaching students the science of nursing and life skills. She retired from Bishop Clarkson College in 1990 and remained President Emeritus until her death. Patricia was active at All Saints Episcopal Church, Omaha, served on the Vestry, and was their first female Warden. She was also an avid Husker fan attending all home and away football games. She is survived by her son, Samuel H. Perry II, M.D. and his wife, Lynda, North Platte, NE; daughter, Patricia E. Kampfe and her husband, Randall, Decatur, IL; grandsons, Samuel Perry III, Mitchell Perry and his wife, Nikki; granddaughters, Anne Sievers and her husband, Shann, Elizabeth Plinske and her husband, Paul; plus 4 great grandchildren; and 1 brother-in-law, Robert E. Owens, Cozad, NE. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Samuel H. Perry, M.D.
Memorials may be made to the Patricia B. Perry endowed Scholarship, Clarkson College, 101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131 or to the All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo, Omaha, NE 68134. MEMORIAL SERVICE and Inurnment will be held 10am October 21, 2011 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Omaha, NE. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.

ADAMS & SWANSON FUNERAL HOME
North Platte, NE 308-532-2044

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Patricia Book Perry, PhD., 87, of North Platte, NE, formerly of Omaha, NE, died September 13, 2011 in North Platte. Patricia was born July 30, 1924, in Harlan, IA to Charles and Erie Bailey Book. She graduated from Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing in Omaha, NE as a Registered Nurse in 1945. She married Samuel H. Perry, M.D., December 30, 1944. They lived in Gothenburg, NE where he practiced medicine and they raised their two children. While living there, she was instrumental in the establishment of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, a mission parish in Cozad, NE. She was a member of PEO Chapter AW.

In 1966 they moved to Omaha where she returned to college and graduated from the University of Nebraska , Omaha , with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1969 and a Masters of Education in 1973. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education from the University of Nebraska , Lincoln in 1978.

In 1966, Dr. Perry returned to Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing as an Instructor of Basic Sciences. In 1976 she was appointed Director of Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing, then Dean of the college in 1981, and President in 1988. She led the institution's transition from a diploma granting school to a college that now grants Bachelors and Masters Degrees in various medical related disciplines. During her tenure at Clarkson College , Dr. Perry was recognized as a highly respected educator and professional throughout the country and by her many students. Her favorite part of education was teaching students the science of nursing and life skills. She retired from Bishop Clarkson College in 1990 and remained President Emeritus until her death.

Patricia was active at All Saints Episcopal Church, Omaha , served on the Vestry, and was their first female Warden. She was also an avid Husker fan attending all home and away football games.

She is survived by her son, Samuel H. Perry II, M.D. and his wife Lynda of North Platte, NE; daughter, Patricia E. Kampfe and her husband Randall of Decatur, IL; grandsons, Samuel Perry III, Mitchell Perry and his wife, Nikki; granddaughters, Anne Sievers and her husband Shann and Elizabeth Plinske and her husband Paul; plus four great grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Robert E. Owens of Cozad, NE.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Samuel H. Perry, M.D.

Memorials may be made to the Patricia B. Perry endowed Scholarship, Clarkson College, 101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131 or to the All Saints Episcopal Church, 9302 Blondo, Omaha, NE 68134. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.

Memorial service and inurnment will be held 10:00 A.M. October 21, 2011 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Omaha, NE. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home in North Platte, NE is in charge of local arrangements.

PETERS, GEORGENE E.

Died Aug. 16, 2011

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August 22nd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

GEORGENE E. PETERS, 96, of Roanoke, TX (& formerly of Harlan), died Aug. 16th, in Roanoke. Memorial services for GEORGENE PETERS will be held 11-a.m. Sat., Aug. 27th, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Harlan. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Burial will be in the Westside Cemetery, in Westside, IA.

GEORGENE PETERS is survived by:
Her sons - Greg (Julie) Peters, & Kurt Peters, all of Roanoke, TX.
Her sister - Verna Frank, of Carroll.
3 grandchildren & 6 great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.

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Memorial Services for 96 year old Georgene, E. Peters of Roanoke, TX, formerly of Harlan, will be held at 11am on Saturday, August 27 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. Burial will be in the Westside Cemetery, in Westside. Georgene passed away on Tuesday, August 16 in Roanoke, TX. Survivors include 2 sons: Greg (Julie) Peters and Kurt Peters all of Roanoke, TX; 1 sister: Verna Frank of Carroll; 3 Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements.

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Georgene E. (Benton) Peters
August 31, 1914 - August 16, 2011

Service date: Saturday, Aug 27, 2011
Service time: 11:00 AM
Service location: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 - 19th Street, Harlan,IA
Service comments: Burial of ashes will be in the Westside Cemetery, Westside, Iowa.

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Georgene Elizabeth (Benton) Peters
August 31, 1914 - August 16, 2011

Georgene Elizabeth Peters, the daughter of Dillman (DE) and Bertha (Truhlar) Benton, was born on August 31, 1914, in Westside, Iowa. She spent most of her childhood in Westside, Iowa, and attended the Westside School. During her school years, Georgene enjoyed participating in basketball.

Georgene married Max Berman and they lived in Colorado, Arizona, and Sioux City, Iowa. Max was a cattle buyer. He passed away in 1946.

On January 14, 1947, Georgene married Lester Louis Peters at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Iowa. To this union two sons, Greg and Kurt, were born. In 1947, Les and Georgene moved to Harlan, Iowa, and operated Case Machinery and Auto. Church was important to Georgene; she spent many years teaching Confirmation classes. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan, and had served in many positions within the congregation.

Georgene E. Peters died on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at her son's home in Roanoke, Texas, at the age of 96 years, 11 months, and 16 days.

Preceding Georgene in death were her parents; her first husband, Max Berman; her second husband, Lester Peters; one sister, Pearl Lenz; three brothers, Rocky Benton, Bud Benton, and Mike Benton; and an infant son, Royal Berman. Survivors include two sons, Kurt Peters and Greg (Julie) Peters, all of Roanoke, Texas; her sister, Verna Frank of Carroll, Iowa; three grandchildren, Amber (Craig) Moore of Harlan, Iowa, Royal (Chelle) Jai of Lancaster, California, and Chase Peters of Roanoke, Texas; six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan, Iowa, with Pastor Steve Chellew officiating. Marge Ahrenholtz served as the organist, and Diane Kastens was the soloist. Burial was in the Westside Cemetery in Westside, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

Hometown: Roanoke, TX

PETERSEN, GLENN FRANKLIN

Died Sept. 30, 2011
Glenn Franklin Petersen Obit
http://www.kjan.com/index.php/2011/10/glenn-franklin-petersen-88-of-elk-horn-svcs-10-3-11/

Obituaries October 1st, 2011 by Brett Johnson

Glenn Franklin Petersen, 88, of Elk Horn, died on Friday, September 30 at Salem Lutheran Nursing Home. Funeral service for Glenn Franklin Petersen will be held on Monday October 3rd at 11:00 AM at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

Visitation will be at the Pauly Jones Funeral Home on Sunday, October 2 from 4:00 to 9:00. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00.

Burial will be in the Harlan Cemetery.

Glenn Franklin Petersen is survived by:
4 sons: James Petersen of Red Oak; Dennis Petersen of Harlan; Scott Petersen of Harlan; Gaige (Marianne) Petersen of Omaha.
2 daughters: Debra Petersen of Harlan; Donna Petersen of Harlan

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Arrangements and Services For
Glenn F. Petersen - Age 88
Who died on Friday,September 30, 2011
at Salem Lutheran Nursing Home in Elk Horn, Iowa

Visitation
Sunday, October 2, 2011
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Sunday, October 2, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Monday, October 3, 2011
11:00 AM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Military Rites
Harlan Cemetery
Harlan, Iowa

Glenn is survived by his children: James Petersen of Red Oak, IA, Debra Petersen of Harlan, IA, Donna Petersen of Harlan, Dennis Petersen of Harlan, Gaige (Marianne) Petersen of Omaha, NE, and Scott Petersen of Harlan; 15 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

For more information, please call
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
(800) 831-6805 or (712) 755-3135

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Glenn F. Petersen - Age 88

Glenn Franklin Petersen was born on October 25, 1922 in rural Shelby County near Kimballton, Iowa, to Hans and Doris (Christiansen) Petersen. He was baptized at First Christian Church in Harlan, Iowa. He attended Jackson Country School No. 5 in Jacksonville, Iowa. Glenn later enlisted into the United States Army Air Corps. He served his country honorably from February 17, 1943 to March 16, 1946 as an Administrative Clerk after attending the Administrative and Tech School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

On October 13, 1946, he was united in marriage to Irene Mae Christensen at the First Christian Church in Harlan, Iowa. Seven children were born to them: James, Brian, Debra, Donna, Dennis, Gaige, and Scott.

Glenn served as the Director of Admissions for the Capitol School of Hairstyling in Omaha, Nebraska for over twenty years. He also conducted seminars for private cosmetology and barber schools across the Midwest.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans.

Glenn died on Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn, Iowa, having attained the age of eighty-eight years, eleven months, and five days. He was preceded in death by his parents Hans and Doris, his wife Irene, son Brian, and infant sister Fern.

He is survived by his children: James Petersen of Red Oak, Iowa, Debra Petersen of Harlan, Iowa, Donna Petersen of Harlan, Dennis Petersen of Harlan, Gaige Petersen and his wife Marianne of Omaha, Nebraska, and Scott Petersen and his fiancé Kim of Harlan; sixteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Brunhilda "Hita" Petersen; nieces and nephews; other family members and friends.

Rev. Paul Reynolds officiated the 11:00 AM funeral service on Monday, October 3, 2011 at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa. Honorary casket bearers were Gary Scott, Randy Armentrout, Mike Byrnes, John Helling, Jim Zimmerman, Elliott Svensen, Dick Anderson, Mark Hervey, and Merlin Buthmann. Serving as casket bearers were Chad Hendricks, Michael Zubrod, Chad Spencer, Garrett Petersen, Brice Petersen, and Gavin Petersen. Military Rites were performed by Shelby County VFW Post No. 941 and Harlan American Legion Helmer Reyelt Post No. 150 at the Harlan Cemetery in Harlan, Iowa.

QUERY, JOHN HENRY JR.

Died July 1, 2011
John Henry Query Jr. Obit
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Obituaries July 5th, 2011 by Jim Field

John Henry Query, Jr., 77, of Earling died Friday, July 1st at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial for John Henry Query, Jr. will be held on Thursday, July 7th at 11:00 am at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Earling.

John Henry Query, Jr. is survived by:
Son: Ken Query of Earling
Step-Daughter: Holly Conley of Omaha
2 Grandchildren

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Mass of Christian Burial for 77 year old John Henry Query, Jr. of Earling will be held at 11am on Thursday, July 7th at St. Joseph's Catholic church in Earling. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Earling. John Query, Jr. passed away on Friday, July 1st at Creighton University Medical Center. Survivors include his son, Ken Query of Earling; Step-daughter Holly Conley of Omaha, NE; and 2 Grandchildren. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements where a prayer service will be held at 7pm on Wednesday, July 6th.

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Arrangements and Services For
John H. Query, Jr. - Age 77
Who died on Friday, July 1, 2011

Prayer Service
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
7:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, July 7, 2011
11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Earling, Iowa

Inurnment
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Earling, Iowa

John is survived by his son Ken Query of Earling, Iowa; step-daughter Holly Conley of Omaha, Nebraska; and two grandchildren.

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John H. Query, Jr. - Age 76

John Henry Query, Jr. was born on May 24, 1935, to John H. and Catherine (Nailor) Query in Long Island, New York. He graduated from high school in Long Island with the Class of 1952 and continued his education at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. He obtained his PhD. degree in education and taught English and Speed Reading college classes at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

John loved animals, especially dogs. He collected lawn ornaments and World War I and World War II video tapes.

He was admitted to Creighton University Medical Center where he died on Friday, July 1, 2011, having attained the age of seventy-six years, one month, and seven days. He was preceded in death by his parents.

John is survived by his son Ken Query of Earling, Iowa; step-daughter Holly Conley of Omaha, Nebraska; two grandchildren; brother Bill Query and his wife Lettia of Honolulu, Hawaii; other family members and friends.

Rev. Chris Fontanini celebrated the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. Inurnment was held at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Earling.

RAUTERKUS, MARY B.

Died July 2, 2011
Mary B. Rauterkus Obit
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Arrangements and Services For
Mary B. Rauterkus - Age 81
Who died on Saturday, July 2, 2011

Visitation
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Harlan, Iowa

Vigil Service
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
7:00 PM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Harlan, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
10:30 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
Harlan, Iowa

Interment
Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Manilla, Iowa

Mary is survived by her husband Jerome Rauterkus of Harlan, IA; children: Debra (Chris) Martin of Seadrift, TX, Richard Rauterkus of Manilla, IA, Jeanette (Steve) Drey of Storm Lake, IA, Samuel (Julie) Rauterkus of Manilla, IA, Renee (Dan) Brown of Petoskey, MI, Robert Rauterkus of Manilla, IA, and Cheryl (Ramon) Martinez of Kyle, TX; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and sister Rosie Sondag of Irwin, IA.

Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
is in charge of arrangements
755-3135 or (800) 831-6805

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Mary B. Rauterkus - Age 81
Mary Beth Rauterkus was born on April 20, 1930, to Anton and Ilo (Mulligan) Jensen in Irwin, Iowa. She attended Irwin schools and graduated with the Class of 1948. She attended Barnes Beauty School.
On February 18, 1954, she was united in marriage to Jerome Rauterkus at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. Seven children were born to this union: Debra, Richard, Jeanette, Samuel, Renee, Robert, and Cheryl.
Mary attended daily mass and helped with Meals on Wheels for several years. She taught religious education and served as Guild president at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance, Iowa. She traveled to Europe, Russia, China, Sweden, Poland, Germany, and Paris, and hosted two foreign exchange students from Sweden and Chile.
She was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manilla and St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. She painted the statues in church and the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. She enjoyed being with her family and attending her grandchildren's events.
Mary died on Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, having attained the age of eighty-one years, two months, and twelve days. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband Jerome Rauterkus of Harlan, Iowa; children: Debra and her husband Chris Martin of Seadrift, Texas, Richard Rauterkus of Manilla, Iowa, Jeanette and her husband Steve Drey of Storm Lake, Iowa, Samuel Rauterkus and his wife Julie of Manilla, Iowa, Renee and her husband Dan Brown of Petoskey, Michigan, Robert Rauterkus of Manilla, Iowa, and Cheryl and her husband Ramon Martinez of Kyle, Texas; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Rosie Sondag of Irwin, Iowa; other family members and friends.
Rev. John Frost celebrated the 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, July 6, 2011at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa. Serving as casket bearers were Stacy Hendrick, Chevelle Rauterkus, Sean Rauterkus, Tyrel Drew, T. J. Christensen, Tasha Drey, Seth Rauterkus, and Kiley Rauterkus. Interment was held at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Manilla, Iowa.

REWERTS, GEORGE ARTHUR

Died July 23, 2011
George Arthur Rewerts Obit
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July 25th, 2011 by Brett Johnson

GEORGE ARTHUR REWERTS, 67, of Defiance died on Saturday, July 23rd at the Methodist Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, July 26th at 10:30 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 8:30 PM on Monday, July 25th at the Pauly Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

Wake Service will be at 7:00 PM on Monday, July 25th at he Pauly Jones Funeral Home in Harlan.

GEORGE ARTHUR REWERTS is survived by:
Wife: Judy (Wolff) Rewerts of Defiance
3 sons: Lance Rewerts of Ames; Bruce Rewerts of Englewood, Colorado; Jay Rewerts of Urbandale
2 sisters: JoAnn Moore of Omaha and Dorothy Krueger of Omaha
2 grandchildren

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Mass of Christian Burial for 67 year old George Rewerts of Defiance will be held at 10:30am on Tuesday, July 26th at St. Peter's Catholic church in Defiance. Burial will be in the St.'s Peter & Paul Cemetery in Defiance. George passed away on Saturday, July 23rd at the Methodist Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Judy Rewerts of Defiance; 3 sons: Lance of Ames, Bruce of Englewood, CO; and Jay of Urbandale; 2 Grandchildren; 2 sisters: JoAnn Moore of Omaha, NE; and Dorothy Krueger also of Omaha, NE. The Pauley Jones Funeral home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements where visitation will be held Monday, July 25th from Noon to 8:30pm with a wake service beginning at 7pm.

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Arrangements and Services For
George A. Rewerts - 67
Who Died On Saturday, July 23, 2011

Visitation
Monday, July 25, 2011
12:00 Noon to 8:30 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Wake Service
Monday, July 25, 2011
7:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
10:30 A.M.
St. Peter's Catholic Church
Defiance, Iowa

Interment
Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery
Defiance, Iowa

He is survived by his wife, Judy Rewerts of Defiance, IA; his children: Lance Rewerts of Ames, IA; Bruce Rewerts of Englewood, CO and Jay Rewerts of Urbandale, IA and his sisters JoAnn Moore and Dorothy Krueger both of Omaha, NE

Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
is in charge of arrangements
755-3135 or (800) 831-6805

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George A. Rewerts - 67
George Arthur Rewerts was born on April 29, 1944, to Rhiny and Selina (Loehr) Rewerts in Defiance, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance. He attended St. Paul's Grade and High School and graduated with the class of 1962. Later he attended Commercial Extension Business School.
On February 6, 1965, George was united in marriage to Miss Judith Wolff at St Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, Iowa. Three children were born to this union: Lance, Bruce and Jay.
George was an active member at St. Peter's Church including parish council member, church choir and lead singer for forty years. He was a city council member for twelve years, volunteer fireman for forty years serving four terms as fire chief. George owned and operated The Defiance Lumber Company.
He played six years professional baseball as a pitcher in the New York Yankees Organization. George also coached little league baseball for eighteen years and also the Defiance Basketball Town Team. He loved spending time on his boat, telling bad jokes and keeping things in working order around his and others homes. He semi retired in 2006 and continued living in Defiance.
George died on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska having attained the age of sixty-seven years, two months, and twenty-four days. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Judy Rewerts of Defiance, Iowa; children: Lance Rewerts of Ames, Iowa; Bruce Rewerts of Englewood, Colorado and Jay Rewerts of Urbandale, Iowa; two grandchildren: Laramie and Benjamin; sisters: JoAnn Moore of Omaha, Nebraska and Dorothy Krueger of Omaha, Nebraska; nieces and nephews; other family members and many friends.
Rev. Chris Fontanini celebrated the 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance, Iowa. Honorary casket bearers were the Defiance Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. Serving as casket bearers were Bob Wells, Don Krueger, Kurt Wolff, Tim Coenen, Myron Schaben, and John Fromm. Interment was at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Defiance.

RIESSELMAN, LUCILLE CHRISTINA (LEITING)

Died July 1, 2011
Lucille Christina (Leiting) Riesselman Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review from July 7 to August 7, 2011

Lucille Christinia Riesselman was born April 30, 1925, the daughter of Bernard and Caroline Sander Leiting. She passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa at the age of eighty-six.

Lucille was born in Arcadia, Iowa. She attended Arcadia Community Schools, graduating with the class of 1943. She was united in marriage to Walter Riesselman on April 30, 1947, at St. John's Catholic Church in Arcadia, Iowa.

She enjoyed gardening, canning, quilting, and was a talented seamstress, sewing most of her sons' clothing when they were small. She was able to crochet almost anything. Lucille was a dedicated volunteer, helping with many dinners at church, working at the CCMH gift shop and snack bar, helping as teacher's aide at St. Ann's Catholic School, and donating blood regularly. She loved to travel with her husband. She belonged to the Crawford County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Good Time Club, the Get Together Club, and was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Vail, Iowa.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Duane in 1983; one sister, Velma; two brothers: Norman in infancy; and Loren and his wife, Ester; two sisters-in-law: Delores and Barbara; and seven brothers-in-law: Virgil; Herbert; Bill; Vince; Leonard; Thomas; and Henry. Survivors include her husband, Walter; three sons: Steve and his wife, Connie; Jerome and his wife, Dolores; and Mark and his wife, Kim; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five brothers: Harold; Denis and his wife, Marie; Vincent and his wife, Alvina, Ronald and his wife, Shirley; and Alvin; one sister, Bernice; six sisters-in-law: Marie; Regina; Alice; Kathryn and her husband, Bob; Dolores; and Linda; four brothers-in-law: Lawrence and his wife, Ada; Andrew and his wife, Joan; Leonard and his wife, Donna; and Vernon and his wife, Betty; other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Vail, Iowa. Fr. Tim Friedrichsen served as Celebrant and Fr. John Thomas served as Concelebrant of the Mass with interment in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Denison. Organist Irene Feilmeier accompanied the St. Ann's Family Choir and soloist Steve Riesselman. Jerome and Mark Riesselman were Lectors, Troy and Angela Schulte were Servers, Steve, Jerome, and Mark Riesselman were Gift Bearers, Dolores and Connie Riesselman were Eucharistic Ministers, and Kim Riesselman served with General Intercessions. Honorary pallbearers were Jennifer Rosendahl, Paul Riesselman, Lori Riesselman, Nicole Aldrich, and Ann Struve. Pallbearers were Joseph Riesselman, Robert Riesselman, Kevin Riesselman, Adam Riesselman, Chad Struve, Justin Rosendahl, and Jon Aldrich. Tuesday Prayer Services included a Legion of Mary Rosary at 4 P.M., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7 P.M. by Fr. Tim Friedrichsen. The family invited everyone to the Vail Community Building immediately following the Mass for fellowship and lunch served by Staley's Food Service. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.

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Remembering Lucille Riesselman

Visitation Date/Time
Tuesday, July 5, 2011; 4-8 P.M. with a Legion of Mary Rosary at 4 P.M. & Prayer Service at 7 P.M.

Visitation Location
Huebner Funeral Home 1437 Broadway Denison, Iowa 51442

Service Date/Time
Wednesday, July 6, 2011; 10:30 A.M.

Service Location
St. Ann Catholic Church Vail, Iowa

Lucille Christinia Riesselman was born April 30, 1925, the daughter of Bernard and Caroline Sander Leiting. She passed away Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa at the age of eighty-six.

Lucille was born in Arcadia, Iowa. She attended Arcadia Community Schools, graduating with the class of 1943. She was united in marriage to Walter Riesselman on April 30, 1947, at St. John's Catholic Church in Arcadia, Iowa.

She enjoyed gardening, canning, quilting, and was a talented seamstress, sewing most of her sons' clothing when they were small. She was able to crochet almost anything. Lucille was a dedicated volunteer, helping with many dinners at church, working at the CCMH gift shop and snack bar, helping as teacher's aide at St. Ann's Catholic School, and donating blood regularly. She loved to travel with her husband. She belonged to the Crawford County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Good Time Club, the Get Together Club, and was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Vail, Iowa.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Duane in 1983; one sister, Velma; two brothers: Norman in infancy; and Loren and his wife, Ester; two sisters-in-law: Delores and Barbara; and seven brothers-in-law: Virgil; Herbert; Bill; Vince; Leonard; Thomas; and Henry. Survivors include her husband, Walter; three sons: Steve and his wife, Connie; Jerome and his wife, Dolores; and Mark and his wife, Kim; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five brothers: Harold; Denis and his wife, Marie; Vincent and his wife, Alvina, Ronald and his wife, Shirley; and Alvin; one sister, Bernice; six sisters-in-law: Marie; Regina; Alice; Kathryn and her husband, Bob; Dolores; and Linda; four brothers-in-law: Lawrence and his wife, Ada; Andrew and his wife, Joan; Leonard and his wife, Donna; and Vernon and his wife, Betty; other relatives and friends.

RODMAN, VELMA

Died Sept. 1, 2011
Velma Rodman Obit
Published in Des Moines Register on September 4, 2011

Velma Rodman (1927 - 2011)

Velma Rodman, 84 died on September 1, 2011.

She is survived by her three daughters, Charlotte (Joe) McCurdy of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Marty (Steve) Hooten of West Des Moines, Iowa, Deb (Ben) Benefield of Roland, Iowa; sister-in-law, Suzuko Thomas of Dunlap, Iowa; nephew, Roger Hein of Woodbine, Iowa.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 6 at the United Methodist Church in Dunlap, Iowa. There will be no visitation.

Fouts Funeral Home
Dunlap, Iowa
712.647.2221
www.foutsfuneralhome.com.

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DIED: September 1, 2011
RESIDENCE: Formerly of Dunlap, IA

Velma Rodman, 84, formerly of Dunlap died on Thursday, September 1st at a nursing home in Ames, Iowa. She is survived by her three daughters, Charlotte McCurdy of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Marti Hooten of West Des Moines, Iowa and Deb McKinley-Benefield of Roland, Iowa; sister-in-law, Suzuko Thomas of Dunlap; nephew, Roger Hein of Woodbine; and many other relatives and friends.

A complete obituary and service times will be posted as soon as they are available.

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Velma Rodman

DIED: September 1, 2011
RESIDENCE: Formerly of Dunlap, IA

Velma Doris (Thomas) Rodman was born April 20, 1927, to Earl and Neva (Nickerson) Thomas in Dunlap, Iowa. She was raised on a farm east of town and graduated from Dunlap High School. Velma worked as a secretary until she married Daniel Shumate in 1946. The couple was blessed with three daughters. When her oldest daughter was in high school, Velma went to work on a milk route. Velma married Ray Rodman in 1963. She worked at Spot IGA and at the Dubuque Meat Packing Plant in Denison retiring from this plant.

Velma was a member of the Dunlap United Methodist Church. For several years Velma bowled on a league. She enjoyed gardening and was known for her beautiful hybrid iris as well as many other flowers. Velma was an excellent cookie and candy maker as well as sweet breads. At Christmastime friends and family were treated with Velma's homemade goodies.

Velma died Thursday, September 1, 2011 at the Israel House in Ames, Iowa at the age of 84 years, four months, and 12 days.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Russell Thomas; sister, Luella Phillips; son-in-law, Kevin McKinley; and grandson Mark McCurdy. She is survived by her three daughters, Charlotte (Joe) McCurdy of Oskaloosa, Iowa, Marty (Steve) Hooten of West Des Moines, Iowa, Deb (Ben) Benefield of Roland, Iowa; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Suzuko Thomas of Dunlap, Iowa; nephew, Roger Hein of Woodbine, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.

THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION

Funeral Service
Tuesday September 06
11:00 AM
United Methodist Church
7th & Eaton Streets
Dunlap, IA 51529

SCHABEN, LILLIAN KATHRYN (KRAMER)

died July 21, 2011
Lillian Kathryn (Kramer) Schaben Obit
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July 22nd, 2011 by Chris Parks

LILLIAN K. SCHABEN, 87, of Harlan died Thursday, July 22nd at the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan. Mass of Christian Burial for LILLIAN SCHABEN will be held 10:30am Monday, July 25th at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Friends may call from 4-8pm on Sunday, July 24th at the church. A wake service will be held at 7:00pm Sunday.

Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Earling.

LILLIAN SCHABEN is survived by:
5 sons: Dennis Schaben of Highlands Ranch, CO; Eugene Schaben of Omaha, NE; Richard Schaben of Omaha, NE; Lawrence W. Schaben of Earling; Keith G. Schaben of Earling.
2 Daughters: Linda Fahn of Harlan; Maria Shultz of Parker, CO
13 Grandchildren
23 Great-Grandchildren
Also survived by other relatives and friends.

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Lillian Kathryn Schaben
December 16, 1923 - July 21, 2011

Lillian Kathryn (Kramer) Schaben, daughter of Frank Joseph and Cecelia (Schechinger) Kramer, was born on December 16, 1923, in Earling. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Church in Defiance. She attended St. Paul's Catholic School in Defiance through the 10th grade. She then helped her family on the farm with farm and housework and caring for siblings of her large family. She later worked outside the home for various families doing housework and child care.

She married Leo Virgil (Jack) Schaben of Earling at St. Peter's Church in Defiance on Flag Day, June 14, l943. To this union, eight children were born: Dennis, Eugene, Richard, Gary, Lawrence, Linda, Keith and Marla.

Jack and Lillian farmed northwest of Earling. Lillian helped with farm work, raised chickens, sold eggs and cream and always had a huge garden. She made the best bread (even in a wood or cob-burning cook stove) and her 'flap jacks' were a favorite when relatives came to visit. Her chocolate chip cookies melted in your mouth and there were rarely any left to put in the cookie jar. They retired from farming and moved to Harlan in 1972.

Lillian always wanted to finish her high school education, so at the age of 45, she worked on her GED. In 1969, the "Schaben girls" graduated: Lillian with her GED, Linda from high school and Marla from the 8th grade.

After the children were grown, Lillian worked as a Nurse's Aid at the Little Flower Haven in Earling, at the Baptist Memorial Home (now Elm Crest) in Harlan, and at Myrtue Memorial Hospital. She later worked as a seamstress at Harlan Clothing.

Activities for Lillian included travelling, playing cards, embroidery, quilting and crafts. She grew flowers, inside and outside, and was especially proud of her blooming Christmas cactus. Most of all, she loved to visit with her children and their families.

In September of 2004, Lillian entered Elm Crest Assisted Living. She was transferred to the Skilled Care Unit in 2005 after she broke her leg, and she resided there until her death.

Lillian was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 1976, son Gary at birth, grandson Douglas Schaben, son-in-law Merv Jacobsen, her parents Frank and Cecelia Kramer, and siblings: Frank, Raymond, Lawrence, Cecelia, Gerald, James, Dolores, Leona, Anthony, Victor Emil, Norbert, and Patricia.

She is survived by her children: Dennis (Carole), Eugene (Karen), Richard (Joyce), Lawrence, Linda Fahn (Jay), Keith, and Marla Shultz (Mike). Also surviving are 13 grandchildren: Dawn, Dena, Jenny, Eric, Troy, Tracy, Michelle, Travis, Todd, Bonnie, Amy Jo, Steven and Stephanie, and 23 great-grandchildren. Other survivors are her sisters: Irene Friesen, Rita Klocke, Theresa Grote and Mary Heese, sister-in-law, Marlene Kramer, and brother-in-law, Joseph Bissen, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, July 25, 2011, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan, Iowa, with Father John Frost celebrating. Kate Kohorst, John Rosman, and Tami Meiners served as musicians. Honorary casket bearers were Dawn Schaben, Dena Appleton, Jennifer Schulz, Tracy Schaefer, Michelle Brezinski, Bonnie Reinig, Amy Jo Jacobsen, and Stephanie Sypher. Active casket bearers were Eric Schaben, Troy Schaben, Travis Schaben, Todd Schaben, Brian Reinig, and Steven Shultz. Burial was in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Earling, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.burmeisterjohannsen.com.

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Lillian Kathryn Schaben
December 16, 1923 - July 21, 2011

SURVIVORS: 5 Sons - Dennis (Carole) Schaben of Highlands Ranch, CO, Eugene (Karen) Schaben of Omaha, NE, Richard (Joyce) Schaben of Omaha, NE, Lawrence W. Schaben of Earling, IA, Keith G. Schaben of Earling, IA; 2 Daughters - Linda (Jay) Fahn of Harlan, IA, Marla (Mike) Shultz of Parker, CO; 13 Grandchildren; 23 Great-grandchildren; Other Relatives & Friends

Visitation date: Sunday, Jul 24, 2011
Visitation time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Visitation location: St. Michael's Catholic Church; 2001 College Place; Harlan,IA
Visitation comments: A Wake Service will be held on Sunday, July 24, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Service date: Monday, Jul 25, 2011
Service time: 10:30 a.m.
Service location: St. Michael's Catholic Church; 2001 College Place; Harlan,IA
Service comments: Burial is in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Earling, Iowa.
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SCHEURING, VERNON C.

Died July 20, 2011
Vernon C. Scheuring Obit
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Obituaries July 21st, 2011 by Brett Johnson

VERNON C. SCHEURING, 91, of Defiance died on Wednesday, July 20 at the Elm Crest Nursing Home in Harlan. Mass of Christian Burial for VERNON SCHEURING will be held 10:30am Saturday, July 23rd at the St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance. Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 22nd from 3-9pm at the funeral home with family greeting friends from 6-8pm. A wake service will be held as well at 7pm.

VERNON C. SCHEURING is survived by:
Wife: Genevieve Scheuring of Defiance
3 Sons: Jim Scheuring of Defiance, Chuck Scheuring of Council Bluffs, and Dale Scheuring of Defiance.
3 Daughters: Alice Huber of Omaha, Kathy King of Freeland, MI, and Jane Scheuring of Fremont, NE.
19 Grandchildren
5 Great Grandchildren

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Mass of Christian Burial for 91 year old Vernon C. Scheuring of Defiance will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, July 23rd at the St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance. Burial will be in the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Vernon passed away on Wednesday, July 20th at Elm Crest Nursing Home in Harlan. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve of Defiance; his sons Jim (Cindy) Scheuring of Defiance; Chuck (Darla) Scheuring of Council Bluffs; and Dale (Lisa) Scheuring of Defiance; daughters Alice (Jim) Huber of Omaha; Kathy (Mike) King of Freeland, MI; and Jane Scheuring of Fremont, NE; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. The Pauley Jones Funeral home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements where there will be a visitation service on Friday, July 22nd from 3-9 pm, family will be there to greet friends from 6-8 pm and there will be a wake service at 7 pm.

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Arrangements and Services For
Vernon C. Scheuring - Age 91
Who died on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Visitation
Friday, July 22, 2011
3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Friday, July 22, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Wake
Friday, July 22, 2011
7:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, July 23, 2011
10:30 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church
Defiance, Iowa

Military Rites
Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery
Defiance, Iowa

Survivors include his wife Genevieve Scheuring of Defiance, IA; children: Jim (Cindy) Scheuring of Defiance, Alice (Jim) Huber of Omaha, NE, Chuck (Darla) Scheuring of Council Bluffs, IA, Kathy (Mike) King of Freeland, MI, Jane Scheuring of Fremont, NE, and Dale (Lisa) Scheuring of Defiance, IA; 19 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren

Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
is in charge of arrangements
755-3135 or (800) 831-6805

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Vernon C. Scheuring - Age 91
Vernon Charles Scheuring was born on July 1, 1920, to Joseph and Suzanna (Mumm) Scheuring on the family farm near Defiance, Iowa. He was baptized at St. Columbia Catholic Church and confirmed at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance. He attended Union Township School for two years before going to St. Paul's Catholic School in Defiance. He graduated with the Class of 1939 from St. Paul's.
Vernon enlisted in the United States Army in October of 1941. He served in the 250th Coast Artillery of the Alaska Defense Command in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands. He also served in the 789 Coast Artillery stationed in the Phillipines. He was honorably discharged on November 29, 1945.
On February 10, 1948, Vernon was united in marriage to Miss Genevieve Gaul at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. Six children were born to this union: Jim, Alice, Chuck, Kathy, Jane, and Dale.
He farmed for over fifty years and raised cattle and hogs. He held many positions in St. Peter's Church including eucharistic minister, parish council, finance council, and church choir. He also served on the school board and was a 4-H leader for twenty years.
Vernon enjoyed farming with his Minneapolis Moline tractors and farm machinery and driving Oldsmobile cars all of his life.
He retired in 1985 and lived on the family farm until recently when he went to Elm Crest Retirement Home where he died on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, having attained the age of ninety-one years and nineteen days. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters: Cecelia, Valentine, Carmen, Marcella, and Austin.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years Genevieve Scheuring of Defiance, Iowa; children: Jim Scheuring and his wife Cindy of Defiance, Alice and her husband Jim Huber of Omaha, Nebraska, Chuck Scheuring and his wife Darla of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Kathy and her husband Mike King of Freeland, Michigan, Jane Scheuring of Fremont, Nebraska, and Dale Scheuring and his wife Lisa of Defiance; nineteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; other family members and friends.
Rev. Chris Fontanini celebrated the 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance, Iowa. Serving as casket bearers were James Scheuring, Jr., Kevin King, Brandon V. Scheuring, Ben Scheuring, Owen King, Greg Huber, James Flynn, and Matt Scheuring. Military Rites were conducted by American Legion Post No. 707 at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Defiance.

SCHLITZ, ROBERT LEONARD

Died Aug. 25, 2011
Robert Leonard Schlitz Obit
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Mass of Christian Burial for 63 year old Robert Schiltz of Defiance will be held at 10:30am on Monday, August 29, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling with burial in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Earling. Robert Schiltz passed away on Thursday, August 25, at Lakeside Hospital. Survivors include: his mther, Benita Schiltz; his children: Scott (Jill) Schiltz of Earling, Steve Schiltz (fiance Kim Ekdahl), Danny (Dana) Schiltz, David (Shannon) Schiltz, and Brad Schiltz all of Omaha, NE; his siblings: Tony (Helen) Schiltz of Davenport, Joann (Tony) Allegretti of San Jos, CA, Gene (Marian) Schiltz of Des Moines, Jim (Mel) Schiltz of Bellevue, NE, and Mary (Delmer) Powell of Omaha, NE; and 13 grandchildren. Visitation services will be held on Sunday, August 28 from 1 to 9pm at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling with family present to greet friends from 5 to 8, and a wake service beginning at 7. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements.

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August 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

ROBERT SCHILTZ, 63, of Defiance, died Thu., Aug. 25th, at Lakeside Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial service for ROBERT SCHILTZ will be held 10:30-a.m. Mon., Aug. 29th, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation at the church is from 1-9pm Sun., Aug. 28th, with the family present from 5-8pm, & a Wake service at 7-pm.

Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Robert Schiltz is survived by:
His mother - Benita (Bissen) Schultz, of Earling.
His sons - Scott (Jill) Schiltz, of Earling; Steve Schiltz & fiance' Kim Ekdahl, Danny (Dana) Schiltz, David (Shannon) Schiltz, and Brad Schiltz, all of Omaha, NE.
His brothers:- Tony (Helen) Schiltz, of Davenport; Gene (Marian) Schiltz, of Des Moines, & Jim (Mel) Schiltz, of Bellevue, NE.
His sisters - JoAnn (Tony) Allegretti, of San Jose, CA; & Mary (Delmer) Powell, of Omaha.
13 grandchildren.

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Arrangements and Services For
Robert Leonard Schiltz - 63
Who Died On Thursday, August 25, 2011

Visitation
Sunday, August 28, 2011
1:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Earling, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Sunday, August 28, 2011
5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Earling, Iowa

Wake Service
Sunday, August 28, 2011
7:00 P.M.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Earling, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, August 29, 2011
10:30 A.M.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Earling, Iowa

Interment
St. Joseph's Cemetery
Earling, Iowa

He is survived by his sons: Scott (Jill) Schiltz of Earling, Iowa; Steve Schiltz (fiancé Kim Ekdahl); Danny (Dana) Schiltz; David (Shannon) Schiltz and Brad Schiltz all of Omaha; NE; his mother, Benita Schiltz of Earling; his brothers and sisters: Tony (Helen) Schiltz of Davenport, IA; Joann (Tony) Allegretti of San Jose, CA; Gene (Mariah) Schiltz of Des Moines, IA; Jim (Mel) Schiltz of Bellevue, NE and Mary (Delmer) Powell of Omaha, NE

For further information contact
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
at 755-3135 or 1-800-831-6805
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Robert Leonard Schiltz - Age 63

Robert Leonard Schiltz, son of Anthony and Benita (Bissen) Schiltz, was born on July 30, 1948 in Defiance, Iowa. He was baptized at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Defiance and after his family moved near Earling, he was confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. He attended school and graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic School in Earling.

After his schooling, Robert entered the United States Army on November 9, 1966. He served his country honorably until a medical discharge on May 31, 1968. On August 8, 1970, Robert was united in marriage to Linda Miller at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. Five boys were born to this union: Scott, Steve, Danny, David and Brad. Bob and Linda farmed outside of Earling where they raised their boys. In 1992, Bob began renting out the farm and started to work at Jim's Meat Market in Harlan, then for Panama Transfer before finishing his career at Conductix in Harlan.

Bob was a very hard working and dedicated family man. He enjoyed riding horses with his kids and was often known as the "Vet" of Earling often helping neighbors pulling calves or pigs anytime of the year. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren and playing cards. After the death of his wife in 2007, Bob continued to make his home on the farm near Earling and was a longtime member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1741 of Earling.

On August 25, 2011, Bob was admitted to the Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska and passed away with his family by his side. He attained the age of sixty-three years and twenty-six days. In addition to his wife, Bob was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his sons: Scott Schiltz and his wife Jill of Earling, Iowa; Steve Schiltz and his fiancé Kim Ekdahl; Danny Schiltz and his wife Dana; David Schiltz and his wife Shannon and Brad Schiltz all of Omaha; Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren; his mother, Benita Schiltz of Earling; his brothers and sisters: Tony Schiltz and his wife Helen of Davenport, Iowa; Joann and her husband Tony Allegretti of San Jose, California; Gene Schiltz and his wife Marian of Des Moines, Iowa; Jim Schiltz and his wife Mel of Bellevue, Nebraska and Mary and her husband Delmer Powell of Omaha, Nebraska; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Rev. Chris Fontanini celebrated the 10:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Michael Berner concelebrating on Monday, August 29, 2011 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Earling, Iowa. Mary Wilwerding accompanied vocalist Aaron Schiltz. Serving as casket bearers were his sons Scott, Steve, Danny, David, and Brad. Interment was at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Earling, Iowa.

SCHMITZ, BRENDA (REYNOLDS)

Died Sept. 27, 2011
Brenda (Reynolds) Schmitz Obit
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Funeral Services for 46 year old Brenda Schmitz of Ankeny will be held on Saturday, October 1st at 1pm at the First Christian Church in Ankeny. Brenda Schmitz passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 27th in Johnston. Survivors include husband David Schmitz of Ankeny, 4 sons, Carter, Max, Josh and Justin and in-laws Cletus and Janice Schmitz of Harlan. Visitation services will be held on Friday, Sept. 30th from 5 to 8pm at the First Christian Church in Ankeny.

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Published in Des Moines Register on September 29, 2011

Brenda Schmitz, Ankeny

Brenda Schmitz, 46, died Tuesday, September 27, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. She passed away at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, surrounded by family and friends. Brenda was born in Atlantic, IA, and is a graduate of Atlantic High School and Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo, IA.

Brenda's memory will be forever cherished by her surviving mother, Karla Smit of Ankeny, father Ron Reynolds and step-mother Shari of Earlham, husband David, sons Carter Trewet and Max Schmitz, and step-sons, Josh and Justin Schmitz, all of Ankeny, sister Lori Reynolds (fiancee of Justin Breckenridge) of Des Moines, and many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her step-father Howard Smit and her grandparents.

The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to Dr. Jay Carson, Dr. Deb Turner, Deb Schnoor A.R.N.P., Marie Rudolf, A.R.N.P, the radiation and infusion teams at Mercy Hospital, and the always terrific and caring nurses of eight South at Mercy.

A visitation will be held at Ankeny Christian Church at 2506 SW 3rd Street, on Friday, September 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held at Ankeny Christian Church, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family can be made through Ankeny Christian Church.

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Phone: 515-964-0592

SCHMITZ, LAURA A.

Died Sept. 25, 2011
Laura A. Schmitz Obit

Laura A. Schmitz Obit
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Obituaries September 26th, 2011 by Chris Parks

LAURA SCHMITZ, 96, of Wisconsin (formerly of Harlan) died Sunday, Septmber 25th. Mass of Christian Burial for LAURA SCHMITZ will be held 10:30am Friday, September 30th at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia. Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangments.

Visitation will be held from 9:30am-10:30am prior to services on Friday at the church.

Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery in Westphalia.

LAURA SCHMITZ is survived by:
2 Sisters: Alice Kapiszeski of Panama and Naomi Gross of Harlan.

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Mass of Christian Burial for 96 year old Laura Schmitz of Wisconsin, formerly of Harlan, will be held at 10:30am on Friday, September 30 at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Laura Schmitz passed away on Sunday, September 25th. Survivors include her sisters, Alice Kwapiszeski of Panama, and Naomi (Mark) Gross of Harlan. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be held at the church 1 hour prior to the service on Friday morning.

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Arrangements and Services For
Laura A. Schmitz - Age 96
Who died on Sunday, Sunday, September 25, 2011 at
Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, Wisconsin

Visitation
Friday, September 30, 2011
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Westphalia, Iowa

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, September 30, 2011
10:30 AM
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Westphalia, Iowa

Interment
St. Boniface Cemetery
Westphalia, Iowa

Laura is survived by her sisters Alice Kwapiszeski of Panama, Iowa, and Naomi (Marcus) Gross of Harlan, Iowa; many nieces and nephews.

For more information, please call
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
(800) 831-6805 or (712) 755-3135

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Laura A. Schmitz was born on March 22, 1915, to Henry and Mary (Kramer) Schmitz in Westphalia, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia, Iowa. She attended St. Boniface Parochial elementary and graduated from high school with the Class of 1934.

Laura served as a dedicated housekeeper and friend to Rev. Anthony W. Fischer for over fifty-seven years. They served faithfully at St. Boniface Parish in Waumandee, Wisconsin, St. Joseph's Parish in Stratford, Wisconsin, and St. Anne's Parish in Wausau.

Father Fischer and Laura always provided a very happy rectory. They hosted parties up north and never knew who would stop by in the evening for supper. All felt very much a part of the family as did Father's staff. After her retirement, she lived in Tomahawk for three years and in 1976 moved to Marshfield where she continued to look after Father Fischer until his death in 1999. Laura lived alone in her home until moving into a nursing home in 2004.

Laura became a resident of Clark County Health Care Center in February of 2008 and it was there that she died on Sunday, September 25, 2011, having attained the age of ninety-six years, six months, and three days. She was preceded in death by her parents, her best friend and employer Father Tony Fischer, four sisters: Stella, Lillian, Eileen, and Mary Jane; and three brothers: infant Richard, LeRoy, and Virgil.

She is survived by two sisters Alice Kwapiszeski of Panama, Iowa and Naomi and her husband Marcus Gross of Harlan, Iowa; nieces and nephews, other family members and friends.

Rev. John Dorton celebrated the 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, September 30, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia, Iowa. Serving as casket bearers were Rob Schroder, Gary Anderson, Bill Wingert, Gene Gross, Terry Blum, and Pat Gross. Interment was held in the St. Boniface Cemetery in Westphalia.

SCHWERY, LYNN

Died Aug. 12, 2011
Lynn Schwery Obit

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August 13th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

LYNN SCHWERY, 57, of Boone (and formerly of Ames), died Fri., Aug. 12th, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial service for LYNN SCHWERY will be held 11-a.m. Mon., Aug. 15th, at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Harlan. Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care in Ames has the arrangements.

Visitation is from 3-5pm Sun., Aug. 14th, at the Grandon Funeral Home., and one-hour prior to the service on Monday, at the church, in Harlan.

Online condolences may be sent to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com

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Lynn Michael Schwery
July 29, 1954 - August 12, 2011

Visitation Details
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sunday August 14, 2011
Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way
Ames, 50010

Service Details
11:00 AM
Monday August 15, 2011
Visitation one hour before the service
St. Michael Catholic Church
2001 College Place
Harlan, Iowa 51537

Obituary

Lynn Schwery age 57, of Boone formerly of Ames, and Harlan died at his home Aug. 12. A visitation will be held 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 14, with the family present at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care in Ames, with a 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2011 Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael Catholic Church 2001 College Place in Harlan, with one hour of visitation before the service at the church burial will be at Harlan Cemetery.

Lynn Michael Schwery was born July 29, 1954 in Harlan, the son of Elmer and Arlene (Schechinger) Schwery he grew up in Westphalia and graduated from Harlan High School. He married Ardith Porter on April 27, 1974 in Westphalia. The couple lived in Atlantic for 16 years before moving to Ames in 1997and moved to Boone in 2007. Lynn was employed at Central Iowa Contracting Corp. for 17 years as a Construction Foreman. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Volunteer for the Westphalia-Elkhorn Fire Department and previous member of the Elks and Pheasants Forever.

Lynn is survived by his wife, Ardith of Boone daughters, Emily and Jennifer Schwery both of Indianola, and a son Carl Schwery of Ames, brothers, Tim (Cheryl) Schwery of Underwood, Kelly (Sandi) Schwery of Harlan, sisters, Cheryl (Kevin) Ronfeldt of Neola, Christi (Chuck) Leinen of Omaha, and a brother in law Leon Schmidt of Harlan, nieces and nephews.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Charlene Schmidt.

Online condolences may be sent to www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com

SLAVEN, JOHN F. "JOHNNY"

Died Sept. 2, 2011
John F. Slaven Obit
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Funeral Mass for 62 year old John F. Slaven "Johnny" of Portsmouth, will be held at 6pm on Thursday, September 8 at St. Mary's our Lady of Fatima Church in Portsmouth. A private internment will be held at a later date. Johnny passed away on Friday, September 2, 2011 in Omaha, NE. Survivors include his mother, Mary A. Slaven of Portsmouth; sisters: Ann Waller of Papillion, NE; Barb Slaven and Carol Slaven both of Omaha, NE; Cathy (Mark) Assman of Earling; and Mary (Stuart) De La Castro of Papillion, NE; brothers: Stan (Dian) Slaven, Ken (Fran) Slaven, and Bill (Dara) Slaven all of Portsmouth.

SMITH, MARY EILEEN (MORIARTY)

Died Aug. 4, 2011

Published in Omaha World-Herald on August 10, 2011

Smith, Mary Eileen (Moriarity) Aug 4. 1912 -Aug 4, 2011

Missouri Valley, lA. Preceded n death by her husband, Charles Louis (Tod) Smith; parents Cecilia (Tamisiea) and James Moriarity; brother Richard Moriarity; and twin brother Philip. Survived by children Dr. Phillip C. Smith, Omaha, Ann Smith Forde, Missouri Valley, IA, Judge Charles L. and Kathy (Murphy) Smith, Council Bluffs, IA, Rita Smith (John) Stinner, Gering, NE; 14 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren. VISITATION with family Thursday, August 11th from 7-8:30pm wifh a brief Prayer Service at 7:30pm and memories to follow all at the Hennessey Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, IA. A MASS of Christian Burial will be held at 10am Friday, August 12, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Missouri Valley, with interment immediate ly following at Mt. Carmel. Memorials may be directed to the Harrison County Food Pantry, 2102 Liberty Avenue, Missouri Valley, Iowa, 51555. HENNESSEY-AMAN FUNERAL HOME Missouri Valley, IA 712-642-2745

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Mary Eileen Smith

Mary Eileen (Moriarity) Smith, 99, died August 4, 2011 at the Josie Harper Residence in Omaha, Nebraska. Eileen Smith was born to James and Cecilia (Tamisiea) Moriarity in Missouri Valley, Iowa on August 4, 1912. Eileen attended St. Patrick's Primary School and Missouri Valley High School, graduating in 1930. Eileen was granted a loan from the Missouri Valley Business and Professional Women's Organization to attend the College of Saint Mary, and during the heart of the Depression, and while often witnessing long bread lines outside the college dining room, Eileen earned her Associate of Elementary Education Degree. Eileen was promptly hired to teach third grade for the Missouri Valley Public Schools, and taught fulltime until her marriage to Charles Louis Smith Jr. (Tod) in 1939. Descendants include Dr. Phillip C. Smith of Omaha, NE, Ann Smith Forde of Missouri Valley, IA, Judge Charles L. Smith III (Kathy Murphy) of Council Bluffs, IA, Rita Smith Stinner (John) of Gering, NE, fourteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Eileen, a lifetime resident of Missouri Valley, was a homemaker and community volunteer, generously serving the St. Patrick's Church Altar Society and St. Patrick's School. Eileen was a member of BPW, and Missouri Valley Retired Teachers. Eileen was honored to receive the College of Saint Mary Alumni Association "Christian Living Award" in 1997. Eileen enjoyed traveling with Tod and her family. Her faith was her greatest strength. Eileen attended every high school reunion throughout her life, and in June 2010, was the single attendee at the 80th High School Reunion of the Missouri Valley Class of 1930. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, brother Richard Moriarty, twin brother Philip Emmet Moriarity, and her wonderful husband, Tod.

Memorials may be directed to the Harrison County Food Pantry, 2102 Liberty Avenue, Missouri Valley, Iowa, 51555.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday with a Prayer Service and Memories at 7:30 p.m. at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

The family would like to invite everyone to lunch and fellowship at St. Patrick's Catholic Church following the committal service.

In Loving Memory Of
Mary Eileen (Moriarity) Smith

Mass Of Christian Burial
10:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2011
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Missouri Valley, Iowa

Celebrant Father Mike Berner
Organist Lyle Waterhouse
Vocalist Rita Stinner "The Lord's Prayer"

Congregational Selections
"Sing To The Mountains" "On Eagles Wings"
"O Lord I Am Not Worthy"
Special Taped Selection "Twilight Time"

Honorary Bearers
Cecilus Stinner Maria Forde
Bill Moriarity Terry Moriarity
Michael Moriarity Margaret Hassett Paul Smith

Casket Bearers
Aaron Smith Colleen Jones
L.G. Jones Terry Fangman
John Stinner Jr. Phil Smith Jr.
Nick Monzu Drew Obrecht

Final Resting Place
Mt. Carmel Cemetery - Missouri Valley, Iowa

HENNESSEY - AMAN FUNERAL HOME
Mortuaries and Crematories
310 East Huron Street
Missouri Valley, Iowa 51555
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SWENSON, SHARON KAE (BUFFUM)

Died June 21, 2011
Mary L. Albon Obit
Published in Logan Herald-Observer from June 29 to July 7, 2011

Sharon Kae (Buffum) Swenson, 69, died June 21 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., June 24 at the Christian Church in Moorhead with Pastors Mike Brown and Carla Johnson officiating. Music was by Conni Anderson and Sam Johnson. Johnson sang, "Amazing Grace." Recorded selections were, "Unchained Melody," "The Rose," and "The Dance." Honorary pallbearers were Larry Bryceson, Eugene Christensen, Bill Dunlop, Maynard Harris, Francis Mumm and Larry Pape. Pallbearers were Mike Carson, Sam Johnson, Bryce McDonald, Dave Roden, Duane Storm and Kip Wilson. The final resting place was at Soldier Valley Cemetery in rural Pisgah.

Sharon was born Nov. 22, 1941 to Paul and Marcella (Mahoney) Buffum in Council Bluffs. She lived in Magnolia until the second grade and then moved to Pisgah graduating from Pisgah High School in 1959. Sharon married Harvey Leisinger June 3, 1960. The couple was blessed with three children. They farmed near Pisgah and owned Sharon's Drive-Inn. She later worked at Seibel's Grocery Store, the Pisgah Coop and McCord Trucking. Harvey died on Sept. 1, 1983. Sharon married Dennis Swenson Jan. 18, 1985. They lived in Moorhead and operated Swenson's Market and Summertime Drive Inn. She later worked at the East Monona School as an aide.

Sharon was a member of the Moorhead Legion Auxiliary Post No. 365 and the Christian Women's Fellowship. She loved watching her kids and grandkids play sports. She also enjoyed playing cards, visiting friends, listening to music, dancing and going to the casino, especially in Las Vegas. Sharon had a wonderfully contagious laugh.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Harvey Leisinger; parents-in-law, Earl and LaVerne Rustin, Gilbert Leisinger and Dean and Rachel Davis; brothers-in-law, Marvin Leisinger and Gordon Barta; sister-in-law, Judy Simpson. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Swenson of Moorhead; three children, Lisa Winther and Brian Cave of Magnolia; Teresa Leisinger of Lincoln, Neb., and Troy Leisinger of Omaha, Neb.; four step children, Mike (Jeanette) Swenson of Bellevue, Neb., Rick (Amy) Swenson of Sioux City, Randy (Sandy) Swenson of Wichita, Kan., and Denise (Dean) Buske of Onawa; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister, Paulette (Dave) Roden of Pisgah; her beloved dog, Bo; brothers-in-law, Larry (Linda) Davis of Dunlap, Edwin (Carol) Davis of Anthon; sisters-in-law, Jane Barta of Omaha, Neb., Ruby (Duane) Storm of Greely, Colo., Jolene (Bryce) McDonald and Susan (Sam) Johnson all of Moorhead, Brenda Stahlman of Starke, Fla., Mary (Darin) Gebers of Holstein and many other relatives and friends.

Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street
Woodbine, Iowa 51579
712-647-2221

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Funeral Service
Friday June 24, 2011
10:30 AM
Christian Church
407 Oak St.
Moorhead, IA 51558

Visitation
Thursday June 23, 2011
2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street
Woodbine, IA 51579
(712) 647-2221

Family will receive friends
Thursday June 23, 2011
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street
Woodbine, IA 51579
(712) 647-2221

Prayer Service
Thursday June 23, 2011
7:00 PM
Fouts Funeral Home
501 Normal Street
Woodbine, IA 51579
(712) 647-2221

Sharon Kae (Buffum) Swenson was born November 22, 1941, to Paul and Marcella (Mahoney) Buffum in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She lived in Magnolia until the 2nd grade and then moved to Pisgah graduating from Pisgah High School in 1959. Sharon married Harvey Leisinger on June 3, 1960. The couple was blessed with three children. The couple farmed near Pisgah and owned Sharon's Drive Inn. She later worked at Seibel's Grocery Store, the Pisgah Coop and McCord Trucking. Harvey died on September 1, 1983. Sharon married Dennis Swenson on January 18, 1985. They lived in Moorhead and operated Swenson's Market and Summertime Drive Inn. Sharon later worked at the East Monona School as an aide.

Sharon was a member of the Moorhead Legion Auxiliary Post #365 and the Christian Women's Fellowship. She loved watching her kids and grandkids play sports. She also enjoyed playing cards, visiting friends, listening to music, dancing, and going to the casino ~ especially in Las Vegas. Sharon had a wonderfully contagious laugh!

Sharon died on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa at the age of 69 years, six months, and 30 days.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Harvey Leisinger; parents-in-law, Earl and LaVerne Rustin, Gilbert Leisinger, and Dean and Rachel Davis; brothers-in-law, Marvin Leisinger and Gordon Barta; and sister-in-law, Judy Simpson. She is survived by her husband, Dennis Swenson of Moorhead, IA; three children, Lisa Winther and Brian Cave of Magnolia, IA, Teresa Leisinger of Lincoln, NE and Troy Leisinger of Omaha, NE; four step children, Mike (Jeanette) Swenson of Bellevue, NE, Rick (Amy) Swenson of Sioux City, IA, Randy (Sandy) Swenson of Wichita, KS and Denise (Dean) Buske of Onawa, IA; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; sister, Paulette (Dave) Roden of Pisgah, IA; her beloved dog, Bo; brothers-in-law, Larry (Linda) Davis of Dunlap, IA, Edwin (Carol) Davis of Anthon, IA sisters-in-law, Jane Barta of Omaha, NE, Ruby (Duane) Storm of Greely, CO, Jolene (Bryce) McDonald and Susan (Sam) Johnson all of Moorhead, IA, Brenda Stahlman of Starke, FL, Mary (Darin) Gebers of Holstein, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

THILES, E. HERBERT

Died Sep. 23, 2011

Published in Omaha World-Herald on September 26, 2011

Thiles, E. Herbert
Oct 27, 1910 - Sep 23, 2011

Age 100. E. Herbert Thiles was born on a farm near Dunlap, IA to Chris and Laura M. (Smith) Thiles. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Pearl, Virginia and Grace; sons-in-law, Norman Haake, and Edmond R. Davis Jr. He married Helen Widney in December of 1933 and they lived in the Dunlap area. They moved to Bellevue, NE in 1945 as Herbert was working at the bomber plant assembling planes. He later worked for the City of Bellevue; sold real estate with the Pelton Company, drove a Greyhound Bus and after many years with NPPD in Bellevue, he retired. He and Helen were active members of the Bellevue Senior Center. Survived by his wife, Helen; daughters, Janet M. Haake, and Virginia R. Davis; grandchildren, Brenda (Dave) Goralczyk, FL, Kevin (Pam) Haake, OK, Kimberly (Vance) Hilbers, Kristen Aylward, Carrie Greedy, Omaha, and Craig (Joni) Davis, Nebraska City; great grandchildren, Zachary, Johanna, Mackenzie, Dylan, Caitlin, Clint, Carissa, Courtney, Colton, Ross, Elease, Michael, Chris, Joshua, Randy, Lourie, and Daniel, great-great grandchildren, Taylor, Jase, Jocelyn, Ellasyn.

VISITATION one hour prior to Service on Tuesday at Bellevue Memorial Chapel. FUNERAL Tuesday, September 27, 1pm at Bellevue Memorial Chapel, Bellevue. GRAVESIDE INTERMENT, Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dunlap, IA, 3:30pm Tuesday, September 27th. BELLEVUE MEMORIAL CHAPEL

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Dworak-Cutler
2202 Hancock St Bellevue 402-291-5000

THORNHILL, RONALD IVAN

Died July 26, 2011
Ronald Ivan Thornhill Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011


Memorial visitation/open house for Ronald I. Thornhill, age 64 of Denison, will be held Saturday, August 6, 2011, from 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Ivan Thornhill was born May 13, 1947, in Ida Grove, Iowa, the son of Ivan and Irene Bubke Thornhill. He passed away at his home in Denison, Iowa, on July 26, 2011, at the age of sixty-four.

Ron was born with Cerebral Palsy that affected his legs, but that never stopped him. He was incredibly active as a boy, taking great interest in 4-H clubs, hunting, and fishing. After graduating from Ida Grove High School with the class of 1965, Ron experimented with Business School in Sioux City where he met his best friend and confidante, Linda Potts. Ron and Linda were united in marriage on August 9, 1969, and to this union were born two children, Amy and Jason.

Ron and Linda lived and worked in Denison, and they spent most of their free time with friends and family. Playing cards well into the early morning hours was not uncommon on the weekends. Ron loved to travel to Montana and Wyoming to hunt elk, and he made those excursions fairly regularly. Fishing out at local farm ponds with his children was something he took great pleasure in.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Amy and her husband, E.M.; his son, Jason and his wife, Jenny; five grandchildren: Alana Joy, Edward McSherry IV, Jordan Michael, Gavin Edward, and Wiatt Lindan; his sister, Janet and her husband, Dan; his brother, Rick Thornhill and his wife, Eleanor; multiple nieces; nephews; and family members.

TRUITT, ORVILLE KENNETH

Died July 20, 2011
Orville Kenneth Truitt Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011

Orville Kenneth, son of Cecil Thomas and Pearl Mae (McKnabb) Truitt was born on June 6, 1926 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Orville's family later moved to a farm near Dunlap, Iowa where he graduated from Dunlap High School in 1942. From 1943 to 1945, Orville served in the United States Army Air Corps as a tail gunner.

On July 9, 1947 Orville was united in marriage with Norma Dean Eggers at St. Rose of Lima Church in Denison. The couple had 9 children and they made their home in Denison for five years before moving to Carroll. Orville worked for Andrews Roofing for 15 years and retired from Farmland Foods after 16 years. Later, Orville went back to work in the transit department for Region XII in Carroll. There he received the Good Citizen Award and retired again after 12 years of service.

Orville was a member of St. Lawrence Parish and the Carroll American Legion. He enjoyed playing cards and serving as the family's handyman while fixing or tinkering with things around the house. Above all, Orville enjoyed time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

On July 20, 2011 Orville passed away at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. He was 85 years, 1 month and 14 days of age.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in law Jack Davidson and sister in law Betty Truitt.

Orville is survived by his wife of 64 years Norma Dean Truitt of Carroll; children: Robert Truitt and wife Sandra of Omaha, NE; Mary and husband Pat Clausen of Davenport; Donald Truitt and special friend Juanita of Kiron; Nadine Mathews of Carroll; Trenace and husband Donald Jensen of Atlantic; Rebecca and husband Ronnie Sparks of Parkville, MO; Barbara and husband William Linn of Lake City; Beth Ploeger of Independence, MO and Arthur Truitt and special friend Lori of Lake City; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers Earl Truitt of St. Paul, MN and Walter Truitt of Dow City; sister Eileen Davidson of Woodbine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation and prayers; Sunday, July 24, 1011 after 3:30 pm; Vigil service 4:30 pm - Rosary 6:00 pm, Ohde Twit Funeral Home, Carroll, IA. Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 25, 2011, 10:30 am at St. Lawrence Church, Carroll, IA with Rev. Timothy R. Schott as celebrant. Lectors; Jacquelyn Wilson, Joel Linn and Julie Clausen. Gift Bearers; Kelly Ploeger, Justine Kurth, Jonathan Linn, Rodney King. Casket Bearers (grandchildren) Sara Fredricksen, Jeffrey Clausen, Jodi Truitt, Jennifer Hestermann, Joseph King, Jeremy Sparks. Honorary Casket Bearers (grandchildren) Joel Linn, Kelly Ploeger, Julie Clausen, Jacquelyn Wilson, Justine Kurth, Jonathan Linn, Rodney King. Interment with military honors Monday, July 25, 2011, 1:30 pm. St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Denison, IA. American Legion Maurice Dunn Post #7, Carroll, IA.

Online condolences can be made at ohdetwitfuneralhome.com

VETTER, AMELIA CAROLINE (BRANNING)

Died July 24, 2011
Amelia Caroline (Branning) Vetter Obit
Published in Denison Bulletin/Review August 4, 2011

Amelia Caroline Vetter, age 102, of Carroll, IA, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at Sunny Brook Assisted Living in Carroll.

Born on June 1, 1909 at Carroll County, Iowa, she was the daughter of William and Dora (Rose) Branning. She grew up on her family's farm near Halbur and attended country school as a girl. After school she worked on the farm with her parents. On May 19, 1931 she was married to Walter Vetter at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia by Pastor Theodore Tews. The couple farmed southeast of Westside on the Vetter family farm where they raised their four daughters and one son. Walt retired from farming in 1976 and the couple moved to Carroll. While living on the farm they attended Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia and they belonged to St. Paul Lutheran Church after moving to Carroll. Amelia was active in Ladies Aid, Church Circle, and quilting. In her spare time she enjoyed cooking, gardening, quilting, reading, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving are her son Duane Vetter of Denison, IA; four daughters: Darleen Linde of Westside, IA, Virgene (Eifler) Behrens of Carroll, IA, Diane Schroeder of Arcadia, IA, and Sandra Snyder of Carroll, IA; 24 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law Bernice Branning of Manning, IA, and Hilda Branning of Denison, IA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter in 2002, three brothers: Walter, Fred, and Arthur Branning, three sisters: Louise Dierenfeld, Caroline and Lorena both in infancy, two grandsons Allan Linde in infancy and Kevin Linde, and a great granddaughter Laura Pickup.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, July 29, 2011 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll with Pastor Brian Licht officiating. Friends called at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll after 5:00 P.M. on Thursday where a prayer service was held at 7:00 P.M.. Organist for the service was Jan Hoff and soloist was Marv Toft. The casket was moved to the church at 8:30 A.M. on Friday where visitation resumed until the time of service. Casket bearers were Paul Reicks, Mark Luft, Dennis Ernsperger, Rex Hanson, Bo Berns, Scott Linde, Brian Vetter, Terry Eifler and Jeff Eifler. Burial was in the Westside Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com

VOGGESSER, PAUL M.

Died July 19, 2011
Paul M. Voggesser Obit
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Arrangements and Services For
Paul M. Voggesser - Age 84
Who died on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Family Will Greet Friends
Thursday, July 21, 2011
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peace United Church of Christ
Walnut, Iowa

Funeral Service
Friday, July 22, 2011
10:30 AM
Peace United Church of Christ
Walnut, Iowa

Military Rites
Oak Hill Cemetery
Hancock, Iowa

Paul is survived by his children: Gary Voggesser of Minneapolis, MN, LuAnn (Jim) Nielsen of Granger, IA, Lisa (Dean) Hanson of Brooklyn, NY, and Christopher (Sarah) Voggesser of West Des Moines, IA; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Mary Voggesser of Loveland, CO; brothers: Robert Voggesser of Atlantic, IA, Harold (Marge) Voggesser of Bolivar, MO, and Roy (Ann) Voggesser of Denison, IA; and sisters-in-law Betty Voggesser of Avoca, IA and Roselynn Voggesser of Maryville, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to the Hospice service of your choice.

Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Avoca
is in charge of arrangements
343-2453 or (800) 447-2588

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Paul M. Voggesser - Age 84

Paul Mathias Voggesser was born on July 30, 1926, to Mathias and Helene (Koch) Voggesser in Audubon, Iowa. He attended Atlantic Community Schools in Atlantic, Iowa, although he would say he was also a student in real life at the School of Hard Knocks.

Paul enlisted in the United States Navy on August 18, 1944 and was honorably discharged from military service on June 19, 1946.

He worked for Scyberts in Atlantic until 1949, when he was united in marriage on April 30th to Bobette "Bobbie" Hagood at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. The couple became parents to five children: James, Gary, Lu Anne, Lisa, and Christopher. Paul began farming with Bobbie's dad and raising feeder cattle.

He was a member of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association and the local Farm Bureau. He served on the Walnut Community School Board, the Peace Haven Association, and the Avoca American Legion Post No. 227.

Paul loved the family life, the family farm, and raising his children. He and Bobbie kept their focus on their home and family and thoroughly enjoyed their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He retired in 1995 and continued to live on the family farm in Hancock, Iowa. He died in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, having attained the age of eighty-four years, eleven months, and nineteen days. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bobbie, son James, sister Dorothy, and brothers Leo and Max.

Paul is survived by his children: Gary Voggesser of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lu Anne and her husband Jim Nielsen of Granger, Iowa, Lisa and her husband Dean Hanson of Brooklyn, New York, Christopher Voggesser and his wife Sarah of West Des Moines, Iowa and daughter-in-law Mary Voggesser of Loveland, Colorado; twelve grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brothers Robert Voggesser of Atlantic, Iowa, Harold Voggesser and his wife Marge of Bolivar, Missouri, Roy Voggesser and his wife Ann of Denison, Iowa; and sisters-in-law Betty Voggesser of Avoca, Iowa and Roselynn Voggesser of Maryville, Missouri; other family members and friends.

Pastor Steve Lewis officiated the 10:30 AM funeral service on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut, Iowa. Honorary casket bearers were Paul's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Serving as casket bearers were Paul Harder, Charles "Chuck" Zuch, Loren Lyman, Dave Rapp, David Voggesser, and Randy Lane. Military Rites were conducted by the American Legion Post No. 227 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Hancock, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to the Hospice service of your choice.

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Obituaries July 19th, 2011 by Chris Parks

PAUL MATHIAS VOGGESSER, 84, of Hancock died Tuesday, July 19th at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Funeral services for PAUL VOGGESSER will be held 10:30am Friday, July 22nd at the Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home of Avoca has the arrangements.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday, July 21 at the Church. Family will great friends from 5-7pm on Thursday, July 21st.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Hancock.

PAUL VOGGESSER is survived by:
2 Sons: Gary Lee Voggesser of Minneapolis, MN and Christopher Paul Voggesser of West Des Moines.
2 Daughters: Lu Ann Neilsen of Granger and Lisa Lyn Hanson of Brooklyn, NY
3 Brothers: Robert Voggesser of Atlantic; Harold Voggesser of Bolivar, MO; and Roy Voggesser of Denison
12 Grandchildren
10 Great-Grandchildren
Many other relatives and friends.



WEBER, FRANKLIN R.

Died Sept. 27, 2011
Franklin R. Weber Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on September 29, 2011

Franklin R. Weber, age 75, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, passed away September 27, 2011, at Creighton Medical Center.

He was born on August 28, 1936, in Little Sioux, Iowa, to Howard J. and Oryl L. (Edmonds) Weber. He taught for 35 years, retiring in 1999, at Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, Neb.

Franklin is preceded in death by his parents; and stepson, Michael Lyons.

He is survived by his wife Sharon (Allison) Weber; stepdaughter, Deb Lyons; stepgrandchildren, Melissa Schnider, Craig Schnider and wife, Amanda; step great grandchildren, David, Jordan, and Payton Schnider; brother, Duane Weber and wife, Susan; two nephews and two great nieces.

Visitation will be Friday, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Maher-Livingston Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, 10 a.m., at Maher-Livingston Funeral Chapel with interment following at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to 5th Avenue Methodist Church, 1800 5th Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51501.

Maher-Livingston Funeral Home
121 S 7th St.
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
http://www.maherlivingstonfh.com/
Phone: 712-328-1144

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Franklin R Weber

Birth date: August 28, 1936
Death date: September 27, 2011

Franklin R. Weber, age 75 of Missouri Valley, passed away September 27, 2011 at Creighton Medical Center. Franklin was born on August 28, 1936 in Little Sioux, IA to Howard J. and Oryl L. (Edmonds) Weber. He taught for 35 years, retiring in 1999 at Metropolitan Community College, Omaha.

Franklin is preceded in death by his parents and step-son Michael Lyons.

He is survived by his wife Sharon (Allison) Weber; step-daughter Deb Lyons; step-grandchildren Melissa Schnider, Craig Schnider and wife Amanda; step-great-grandchildren David , Jordan, and Payton Schnider; brother Duane Weber and wife Susan; two nephews and two great-nieces

Memorials are suggested to 5th Avenue Methodist Church, 1800 5th Ave. Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Maher-Livingston Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, 10:00 a.m. at Maher-Livingston Funeral Chapel

Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery.



WEIHS, JASON DANIEL

Died August 6, 2011
Jason Daniel Weihs Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on August 9, 2011

Jason Daniel Weihs, age 24, of Council Bluffs, passed away August 6, 2011, at his home.

He was born August 20, 1986, in Council Bluffs, to Kathe and Ed Weihs. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2004 and attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Neb., and Buena Vista College. Jason was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Jason was preceded in death by grandfathers, John Baker and Franklin Weihs.

He is survived by his son, Caleb Daniel Cooper; mother, Kathe (Baker) Weihs; father, Ed Weihs; brother, Dustin Weihs; grandmothers, Elsie Baker and Mildred Weihs, all of Council Bluffs; half-sister, Tracy (Dan) Fahrion, of Des Moines, Iowa; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation with the family, Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral service, Thursday, 11 a.m., at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 600 Bluff St. Rev. Yvonne Marshall, pastor will officiate. Interment Garner Township Cemetery with a lunch following at the church hall. The family will direct memorials.

Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home and Crematory
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-322-7779
http://www.cutleroneill.com

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Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:05 AM CDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Jason Daniel Weihs, 24, Council Bluffs, died August 6 at his home.

Services were held Thursday, Aug. 11 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with interment in the Garner Township Cemetery.

Weihs is survived by his son, Caleb Daniel Cooper; mother Kathe (Baker) Weihs; father Ed Weihs; brother Dustin Weihs; grandmothers Elsie Baker and Mildred Weihs, all of Council Bluffs; half-sister Tracy (Dan) Fahrion of Des Moines; aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Jason Daniel Weihs
Birth date: August 20, 1986
Death date: August 06, 2011

Obituary:

Jason Daniel Weihs, age 24, of Council Bluffs, passed away August 6, 2011, at his home.

He was born August 20, 1986, in Council Bluffs, to Kathe and Ed Weihs. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2004 and attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Neb., and Buena Vista College. Jason was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Jason was preceded in death by grandfathers, John Baker and Franklin Weihs.

He is survived by his son, Caleb Daniel Cooper; mother, Kathe (Baker) Weihs; father, Ed Weihs; brother, Dustin Weihs; grandmothers, Elsie Baker and Mildred Weihs, all of Council Bluffs; half-sister, Tracy (Dan) Fahrion, of Des Moines, Iowa; many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation with the family, Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Funeral service, Thursday, 11 a.m., at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 600 Bluff St. Rev. Yvonne Marshall, pastor will officiate. Interment Garner Township Cemetery with a lunch following at the church hall. The family will direct memorials.

Memorials: The family will direct memorials

Visitation: Visitation with the family on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cutler O'Neill Funeral Home

Service: The funeral service is Thursday at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with Pastor Yvonne Marshall presiding

Cemetery: Interment will be at Garner Township Cemetery immediately after the funeral service



WILSON, HERMA LUCILLE (KEMMISH)

Died Aug. 26, 2011

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August 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

HERMA LUCILLE WILSON, 94, of Harlan, died Fri., Aug. 26th, at the Elm Crest Assisted Living Facility in Harlan. Funeral services for HERMA WILSON will be held 1-p.m. Tue., Aug. 30th, at the Persia Methodist Church. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation is from 6-9pm Mon., Aug. 29th at the funeral home, with the family present from 6-8pm.

Burial is in the Valley View Cemetery in Persia.

HERMA WILSON is survived by:
Her sons - John J. Wilson, of Mesa, AZ, & Jerry (Jill) Wilson, of Yankton, SD.
Her daughter - Jan Wilson, of Persia.
15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, & 6 great-great grandchildren.

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Published in The Daily Nonpareil on August 28, 2011

Herma Lucille Kemmish was born March 31, 1917, on the family farm, west of Persia, Iowa, to James William and Lottie (Brown) Kemmish. She married Joseph L. Wilson in 1935. Herma peacefully passed away on August 26, 2011, in Harlan, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Wilson; three children, James W. Wilson, of Persia, Jane Ann Wilson Brown and Jean Wilson McGuire, both of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two daughters-in-law, Betty Points Wilson (John), of Detroit, Mich., and Ardis Koeppen Wilson (James), of Mapleton, Iowa.

Herma was the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Lloyd Kemmish (Marge), of Spokane, Wash., Duane Kemmish (Vonda), of Persia, and Lorna Hansen (Glenn), of San Diego, Calif.

Her legacy continues with two sons, John J. Wilson, of Mesa, Ariz., and Jerry L. Wilson (Jill), of Yankton, S.D.; and daughter, Jan Wilson, of Persia; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2011, at 1 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Persia, Iowa. The family will greet friends at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, west of Persia.

Pauley Jones Funeral Homes
www.pauleyjones.com
1304 N. Sawmill Dr., Avoca - 712-343-2453
701 Antique City Dr., Walnut - 712-784-3313
1304 9th St., Harlan - 712-755-3135
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Published in The Daily Nonpareil on August 30, 2011

Herma Lucille (Kemmish) Wilson was born March 31, 1917, on the family farm, west of Persia, Iowa, to James William and Lottie (Brown) Kemmish.

She married Joseph L. Wilson in 1935. Herma peacefully passed away on August 26, 2011, in Harlan, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Wilson; three children, James W. Wilson, of Persia, Jane Ann Wilson Brown and Jean Wilson McGuire, both of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two daughters-in-law, Betty Points Wilson (John), of Detroit, Mich., and Ardis Koeppen Wilson (James), of Mapleton, Iowa. Herma was the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Lloyd Kemmish (Marge), of Spokane, Wash., Duane Kemmish (Vonda), of Persia, and Lorna Hansen (Glenn), of San Diego, Calif.

Her legacy continues with two sons, John J. Wilson, of Mesa, Ariz., and Jerry L. Wilson (Jill), of Yankton, S.D.; and daughter, Jan Wilson, of Persia; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2011, at 1 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Persia, Iowa. The family will greet friends at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, west of Persia.

Pauley Jones Funeral Homes
www.pauleyjones.com
1304 N. Sawmill Dr., Avoca - 712-343-2453
701 Antique City Dr., Walnut - 712-784-3313
1304 9th St., Harlan - 712-755-3135

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August 28th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

HERMA LUCILLE WILSON, 94, of Harlan, died Fri., Aug. 26th, at the Elm Crest Assisted Living Facility in Harlan. Funeral services for HERMA WILSON will be held 1-p.m. Tue., Aug. 30th, at the Persia Methodist Church. Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Visitation is from 6-9pm Mon., Aug. 29th at the funeral home, with the family present from 6-8pm.

Burial is in the Valley View Cemetery in Persia.

HERMA WILSON is survived by:
Her sons - John J. Wilson, of Mesa, AZ, & Jerry (Jill) Wilson, of Yankton, SD.
Her daughter - Jan Wilson, of Persia.
15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, & 6 great-great grandchildren.

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Published in The Daily Nonpareil on August 28, 2011

Herma Lucille Kemmish was born March 31, 1917, on the family farm, west of Persia, Iowa, to James William and Lottie (Brown) Kemmish. She married Joseph L. Wilson in 1935. Herma peacefully passed away on August 26, 2011, in Harlan, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Wilson; three children, James W. Wilson, of Persia, Jane Ann Wilson Brown and Jean Wilson McGuire, both of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two daughters-in-law, Betty Points Wilson (John), of Detroit, Mich., and Ardis Koeppen Wilson (James), of Mapleton, Iowa.

Herma was the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Lloyd Kemmish (Marge), of Spokane, Wash., Duane Kemmish (Vonda), of Persia, and Lorna Hansen (Glenn), of San Diego, Calif.

Her legacy continues with two sons, John J. Wilson, of Mesa, Ariz., and Jerry L. Wilson (Jill), of Yankton, S.D.; and daughter, Jan Wilson, of Persia; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2011, at 1 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Persia, Iowa. The family will greet friends at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, from 6 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, west of Persia.
Pauley Jones Funeral Homes
www.pauleyjones.com
1304 N. Sawmill Dr., Avoca - 712-343-2453
701 Antique City Dr., Walnut - 712-784-3313
1304 9th St., Harlan - 712-755-3135

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Arrangements and Services For
Herma Lucille Wilson - 94
Who Died On Friday, August 26, 2011

Visitation
Monday, August 29, 2011
6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Family Will Greet Friends
Monday, August 29, 2011
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Prayer Service
Monday, August 29, 2011
7:00 P.M.
Pauley Jones Funeral Home
Harlan, Iowa

Funeral Service
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 1:00 P.M.
United Methodist Church
Persia, Iowa

Interment
Valley View Cemetery
Persia, Iowa

She is Survived by her two sons: John J. Wilson of Mesa, Arizon Jerry L. Wilson (Jill) of Yankton, South Dakota, and Daughter Jan Wilson of Persia, Iowa; 15 Grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren

For further information contact
Pauley Jones Funeral Home - Harlan
at 755-3135 or 1-800-831-6805

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Herma Lucille Wilson - Age 94

Herma Lucille Kemmish Wilson was born on March 31, 1917, on the family farm west of Persia, Iowa, to James William and Lottie (Brown) Kemmish. She attended Center country school near Valley View and graduated from Persia High School in 1934. While in high school, Herma played basketball; she was the center on her team. She married Joseph L. Wilson in 1935, and they started their family on the family farm west of Persia. They raised six children together: three boys and three girls. The family lived in a variety of locations before settling down on First Avenue in Persia. Herma was very active in her church and community. She was a lifetime member of United Methodist Church in Persia. Herma was head cook at Tri-Center High School from 1966 to 1992. Famous for her love of sports and love of students, Herma will also be fondly remembered for her chili and homemade cinnamon rolls. Herma was a true fan, attending all sporting events and school activities until she was not physically able to do so. The year she retired, Herma was presented the "Number 1 Fan Award" from Tri-Center Schools. After she retired, Herma volunteered at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, holding babies on the children's floor. She continued her love of school activities, following her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and adopted Tri-Center family.

Herma peacefully passed away on August 26, 2011, at Elm Crest Retirement Center in Harlan, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Wilson; three children: James W. Wilson of Persia, Jane Ann Wilson Brown and Jean Wilson McGuire, both of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two daughters-in-law, Betty Points Wilson (John), of Detroit, Michigan, and Ardis Koeppen Wilson (James) of Mapleton, Iowa. Herma was the last surviving member of her family. She was preceded in death by her parents James Williams and Lottie (Brown) Kemmish of Persia; siblings: Lloyd Kemmish (Marge), of Spokane, Washington, Duane Kemmish (Vonda), of Persia, and Lorna Hansen (Glenn), of San Diego, California.

Her legacy continues with two sons, John J. Wilson of Mesa, Arizona and Jerry L. Wilson (Jill) of Yankton, South Dakota; and daughter Jan Wilson of Persia; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Pastor Orris Drake officiated the 1:00 PM funeral service at the United Methodist Church in Persia, Iowa, on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Jill Wilson accompanied vocalist Reva Jean Drake. Honorary casket bearers were Benjamin Wilson, Dean Plambeck, Ayden Coenen, Tyler Coenen, Jack Wilson, Tanner Brown, Robert Brown, Jeremy Tunesi, Alex Brown, and Derek Blair. Serving as casket bearers were Scott Wilson, Joseph Leonard Brown, Steven Plambeck, Jim Wilson, Ryan Coenen, and Marc Wilson. Interment was held at the Valley View Cemetery in Persia, Iowa.



WILWERDING, ROBERT A.

Died Aug. 27, 2011
Robert A. Wilwerding Obit
Published in Omaha World-Herald from August 28 to August 30, 2011

Wilwerding, Robert A.
May 2, 1933 - Aug 27, 2011

Survived by wife, Mary; 3 sons, Russell and wife, Ann, Patrick, Kenneth and wife, Dana; daughter, Marcia Wilwerding; 10 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Leo, Don and Denny Wilwerding; twin sisters, Maureen Duffy, Irene Wilwerding. Preceded in death by infant son, Karl; brother, Frank Wilwerding.

Memorials to Holy Cross Educational Fund. VISITATION begins Tuesday 6pm Holy Cross Church with Wake Service to follow at 7:30pm also at Church. SERVICES Wednesday 10am Holy Cross Church. Interment Calvary.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN
DWORAK-CUTLER
WEST CENTER CHAPEL
78th & West Center 402-391-3900
www.heafeyheafey.com

ZIEGLER, MARK E. "ZIGGY"

Died July 25, 2011
Mark E. Ziggy Ziegler Obit
Published in The Daily Nonpareil on July 27, 2011

Mark E. "Ziggy" Ziegler, age 56, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Atlantic Rehab and Nursing Home in Atlantic, Iowa.

Mark was born in Wells, Minn., to Clarence and Alice (Sainsbury) Ziegler.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Jessica and Jason Callaway, of Omaha, Neb., Amanda and Chris Landholm, of Omaha, Kristen Ziegler and Steve Whiteside, of Gretna, Neb,; son, Bradley Ziegler and Tanya Wilson, of Crescent, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Vicky Anderson, of Hardyville, S.C., and Ruth Ann McGraw, of Gainesville, Ga.; 2 brothers, Walt and Wendy Ziegler, of Council Bluffs, and Steve Ziegler, of Albany, N.Y.; and other relatives.

Memorial Service on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 11 a.m., at Broadway Christian Church, 2658 Avenue A, Council Bluffs with Rev. Jann Osborn officiating. No visitation, the body has been cremated. Burial of Ashes at a later date. Family will direct memorials.

Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home and Crematory
Bayliss Park Chapel
545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-322-7779
http://www.cutleroneill.com

ZIMMERMAN, SADIE IRENE (ROCK)

Died August 4, 2011
Sadie Irene (Rock) Zimmerman Obit
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August 5th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SADIE I. ZIMMERMAN, age 88, of Avoca (formerly of Shelby), died Thurs, Aug. 4th, in Harlan. Funeral services for SADIE ZIMMERMAN will be held 11-a.m. Mon., Aug. 8th, at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Shelby. Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan has the arrangements.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-9pm Sun., Aug. 7th, where the family will be present from 3-6pm.

Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery.

SADIE ZIMMERMAN is survived by:

Her daughters - Diane (Jody) Oles, of Round Lake Beach, IL; & Peggy (Dennis) Slagle, of Dunlap.
Her sister - Esther Messerschmidt, of Neola.
11 grandchildren
22 great-grandchildren
3 great-great grandchildren
Other relatives and friends.

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Funeral services for 88 year old Sadie I. Zimmerman of Avoca, formerly of Shelby, will be held at 11 am, Monday, August 8th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Shelby. Burial will be at the Shelby Cemetery. Sadie Zimmerman died Thursday, August 4th in Harlan. Survivors include 2 daughters, Diane Oles of Round Lake Beach, IL, and Peggy (Dennis) Slagle of Dunlap; 1 sister, Esther Messerschmidt of Neola; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday, August 7th, from 1 to 9 pm, with the family greeting friends from 3 to 6 pm, at the Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Shelby.

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Sadie Irene (Rock) Zimmerman
July 31, 1923 - August 4, 2011

SURVIVORS: 2 Daughters - Diane (Jody) Oles of Round Lake Beach, IL, and Peggy (Dennis) Slagle of Dunlap, IA; 1 Sister - Esther Messerschmidt of Neola, IA; 11 Grandchildren; 22 Great-grandchildren; 3 Great-great-grandchildren; and Other Relatives & Friends

Visitation date: Sunday, Aug 7, 2011
Visitation time: 1:00-9:00 PM
Visitation location: Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home, 418 East Street, Shelby, IA
Visitation comments: Family will be present to greet friends from 3:00-6:00 PM at the Funeral Home in Shelby, IA.
Service date: Monday, Aug 8, 2011
Service time: 11:00 AM
Service location: First Presbyterian Church, 700 Center Street, Shelby, IA
Service comments: Burial will be in the Shelby Cemetery.
 

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