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February 20, 1999 St. Petersburg Times
WICKER, ELLA MARIE NELLUMS, 74, Tampa, died Thursday (Feb. 18, 1999) at University Village Nursing Center. Born in Robertsdale, Ala., she was a cigarmaker and Protestant. Survivors include a son, Arthur C. Cribbs, Dayton, Ohio; a daughter, Kay Matthews, Cross City; a brother, Buddy Nellums, Tampa; three sisters, Etha Harris, Bradenton, Georgia Lee Thornton, Raiford, and Barbara Pearson, Land O'Lakes; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.
May 31, 1999 St. Petersburg Times STRICKLEN, MARY LOU, 76, of Thonotosassa, died Saturday (May 29, 1999) in Thonotosassa. Born in Ashburn, Ga., she came to the Tampa area 65 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Holiness Church. Survivors include a son, Roger F. Cribbs, North Carolina; a brother, Robert Wallace, and a sister, Kate V. Register, both of Plant City. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.
July 31, 1991 Los Angeles Daily News Geisler, Mildred A., 73, of Newhall, formerly of Tujunga, homemaker. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bade Mortuary, Tujunga. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Tujunga. Burial to follow at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills. Halvorsen-Johnson, Bernice M., 71, of Tujunga, homemaker. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Bade Mortuary, Tujunga. Burial to follow at San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills.
May 02, 1991 Los Angeles Daily News Johnson, Carl, 80, of Glendale, real estate salesman. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Old North Church at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park and Mortuary, Hollywood Hills. Burial to follow.
Stuart Herald News, Stuart, Guthrie County, IA, 03 Dec 1909 (p 6) Mrs. Lucretia Mains died at her home at 4 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of several weeks, and poor health for several months. The funeral was held at the M.E. Church, Rev. Barton of this place and Emory Miller, D. D., of Carlisle, Ia., conducted the services. Among the relatives from out of town attending were Will Mains and wife of Carlisle, Steve McHargue of Audobon, John McHargue and Roy Mains of Council Bluffs, Oscar Cabbage and wife of Dallas Center, Lon Cabbage of Herndon, Mr. Lillibridge and wife of Earlham and Mrs. Branson of Monteith.
Roger L. Friedrichsen

Roger L. Friedrichsen, age 61, of Ute, Iowa, died Sunday, October 10, 1999, in Onawa, Iowa.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 14, at East Monona School in Moor-head, Iowa, with Pastor Edgar Bode officiating. Burial was in St. Clair Cemetery, Ute, Iowa. Lynette Thies was the organist for the service and Jean Dommer, the accompanist. Vocal selections by the Spirit Singers included, "The Lord is My Shepherd", "I Will Always Be With You" and "Go Now In Peace". The postlude was "I Will Remember You", per com-pact disc. A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Armstrong Chapel in Ute.

Roger Lee Friedrichsen was born July 11, 1938, on a farm near Danbury, Iowa, the son of Jens and Bertha (Schoenfeld) Friedrichsen. He grew up on the family farm southeast of Danbury and graduated with the Danbury High School class of 1956. He continued his edu-cation by attending Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska graduating with a B.A. in 1960. He began his life's work in education that fall at Climbing Hill, Iowa.

On June 23, 1962, Roger was united in marriage to Sue Agee at Riverside Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa. His teaching and coaching career continued at Woodbury Central in Moville, West Lyon at Inwood and Charter Oak-Ute. Roger furthered his education by re-ceiving a Masters of Education Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1971. He then served as the building principal at the Ute School through 1982 when in the fall of that year his duties were split as superintendent between Charter Oak-Ute and East Monona at Moorhead. He retired from this position in 1995 and began working for the Hoffman Insurance Agency in Mapleton in 1997.

Roger was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute where he served as an elder. Other activities included the Monona County Republican Party, the Education Foundation in Ute and Charter Oak, the Ute Commercial Club, the Ute Towne and Country Board and the American Heart Asso-ciation as well as being a mem-ber of the Spirit Singers. He was also a member of the Willow Vale Golf Course in Mapleton.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include Sue, his wife of 37 years; one son and his wife, Alex and Michele Friedrichsen of Nashville, Tennessee; one daughter and her husband, Jamie and David Smith of Fremont, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Tanner and Riley Smith; one sister, Gloria Schmidt of Omaha, Nebraska; three brothers and their wives, Robert and Corinne of Marshfield, Wisconsin, Raymond and LaVonne of Mapleton, Iowa and Richard and Janis of Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with many other relatives, fellow educators, neighbors and good friends.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Howard Schmidt.

Pallbearers were nephews, Mike Friedrichsen, Steve Friedrichsen, Craig Friedrichsen, Gary Friedrichsen, Rev. Tim Friedrichsen, Rodney Friedrichsen, Terry Friedrichsen, Bryan Friedrichsen, Rick Friedrichsen, Donald Schmidt, Ronald Schmidt, Chris Agee and Jeff Agee.

Arrangements were made un-der the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Ute.

From The CO-U NEWSpaper, Oct. 21, 1999

Sadie Kroll

Sadie Edna Caroline Kroll was born on March 29, 1912, the daughter of August and Ethel Agnes nee Harmon Dierker. She died on October 6, 1999 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa at the age of 87 years. Sadie was born at St. Charles, Missouri, where she lived with her parents. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles, Missouri on April 23, 1912.

After the death of her father, Sadie at the age of five, came to Charter Oak to live with the Henry Huelsman family. Alma, Mrs. Huelsman, was Sadie's first cousin. Sadie continued to live with them until her mar-riage. The Huelsmans consid-ered Sadie as their own child and raised her in a loving home with their children, Velma and Gene. Sadie attended St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak and was confirmed there on March 25, 1925. She re-ceived her education at St. John Lutheran School and the Charter Oak public school.

Sadie was married to Walter E. Kroll on August 18, 1935 at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. To this union three sons and three daughters were born. Sadie and Walt lived on farms south of Charter Oak, her life was devoted to being a farmer's wife and a mother to her children. She was a very talented seamstress and created many clothing articles for family and friends. Sadie was a devoted wife and loving mother who took great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchil-dren. Family was very impor-tant to Sadie and all of her life she remained very close to her loved ones.

Two years after Sadie was married, she joined Ladies Aid at St. John and continued to be a member until her death. She was a past president and belonged to Ladies Aid for over 60 years. Sadie also taught 4th grade Sunday School for several years and was a member of the Charter Oak Golden Oaks serving as president for two years.

In the Spring of 1976 Sadie and Walt moved into Charter Oak to the house vacated by Walter's parents who had moved into a nursing home. Sadie continued to live there after her husband died and made her home a place where family and friends always wanted to visit. On September 14, 1999, Sadie entered Even-tide Lutheran Home for the Aged and lived there until her death.

She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Annette Dierker, in 1910; her father, August Dierker, in 1916; brother Henry Dierker, in 1955; mother Ethel Dierker, in 1956; foster mother, Alma Huelsman, in 1977; foster fa-ther Henry Huelsman in 1979; her husband, Walter E. Kroll in 1980; and son (Buddy) Walter G. Kroll in 1982.

Survivors include five chil-dren: Beverly Eck and husband, Don of Vail, Iowa; Bob Kroll and wife, Annie of Charter Oak, Iowa; Margie Carstens of Chandler, Arizona; Carolyn Lee and husband, Alan of Soldier, Iowa; and Ronnie Kroll of Charter Oak, Iowa. Also 15 grandchildren, Lanette Langenfeld, Kevin Eck, Keith Eck, Lanice Kock, Karen Steinkuehler, Byron Kroll, David Kroll, Terri Musser, Wendi Kroll, Chad Carstens, Eric Carstens, Cory Carstens, Jason Lee, Jesse Lee, and Angie Jones; plus 22 great-grandchildren; foster sister, Velma Meeves of Dunlap, Iowa; foster brother, Gene Hueslman and wife, Irene of Charter Oak, Iowa; and nephew, Mike Dierker of St. Charles, Missouri; plus other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 1999, at the St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. L.C. Gebhardt offici-ated the service and grave side rites held at the St. Paul Cemetery, Charter Oak. Karen Kahl provided the organ ac-companiment for soloist, Henry Henningsen singing, "Be Still, My Soul" and congregational hymns, "Beautiful Savior". Those serving as pallbearers were Gene Langenfeld, Joe Steinkuehler, Chad Carstens, Eric Carstens, Cory Carstens, Scott Musser, Scott Jones, Byron Kroll, Gerry Kock, Dave Kroll, Jason Lee, Kevin Eck, Keith Eck and Jesse Lee. The family invited everyone in at-tendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak was in charge of arrangements.

From The CO-U NEWSpaper, Oct. 21, 1999

Hans C. Schau

Hans Christian Schau was born in Garfield Township, Ida County, Iowa on October 26, 1906 to Gustav and Alvina Schau. He was baptized into the Lutheran faith, and grew up in Ricketts, Iowa. Hans was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church (Hanover) on April 9, 1922.

Hans was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church all of his life. As a young man, he was a member of the Young Peoples Society at Hanover, and Hans sang in various church choirs for over fifty years.

In 1930, Hans was married to Agnes Rothe, and they became the parents of three children, Howard, Allen and Connie. Hans and Agnes lived on their family farm until their retirement in 1971, after which they resided in Charter Oak, Iowa. Hans was a farmer throughout his life, during which time he became recognized as a skillful manager of his land. Hans led a threshing crew for a number of years, maintaining and operat-ing a large threshing machine and tractor, and traveling to neighboring farms in order to harvest the oat crops. Hans enjoyed fishing and playing cards with family and friends.

Hans is survived by his wife, Agnes P. Rothe Schau of Char-ter Oak; children, son Howard and wife, Caroline of Tucson, Arizona, son Allen and wife Sharon of Charter Oak, and daughter Constance Ore and husband, Charles of Seward, Nebraska. His sister, Anna Schultz of Denison and half-brother, Clifford Baak of Newell, Iowa. Grandchildren: Millie Lewis, Scott Schau, Susan Macdonald, Leesa Sorensen, Brad Schau, Lynda Kischer, Heidi Taylor Ore, Janna Ore Nugent, and John-paul Ore. Great-grandchildren, Amy Ferguson, Matthew Lewis, Douglas Sorensen, Nicholas Macdonald, Zoie Taylore, Katherine Schau and Kristen Schau.

Hans died October 13, 1999, at his home in Charter Oak at the age of ninety-two.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 16, 1999, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hanover Township, Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. Eugene Ernst officiated the service and grave side rites held at the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Charles Ore pro-vided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymn, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives", "I'm But A Stranger Here", Abide With Me! Fast Falls the Eventide" and "Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow". Honorary pallbearers were Susan (Schau) Macdonald, Leesa (Schau) Sorensen, Millie (Schau) Lewis, Lynda (Schau) Kischer, Heide (Ore) Taylor Ore and Janna (Ore) Nugent. Pall-bearers were Scott Schau, Brad Schau, Gary Schau, Ronald Schau, Todd Nugent and John-paul Ore. The family invited ev-eryone in attendance at the service to join them in fellow-ship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak was in charge of arrangements.

From The Mapleton Press, Oct. 21, 1999

Irene Tillman

Irene "Tillie" M. Tillman, age 80, of Sioux City, Iowa, died Monday, September 27, 1999, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 29, at Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. Paul-Louis Arts officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Christy-Smith Funeral Home, Morningside Chapel.

Mrs. Tillman was born December 2, 1918, at Woodbine, Iowa, the daughter of William John and Mary Dorothy (Anderson) Lewis. She attended Woodbine Country School.

She married Warner Tillman on March 2, 1935, at Logan, Iowa. She was a cook at Morningside College and the Biltmore. She also did childcare for several years. He died February 14, 1974.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, bowling and cards.

Survivors include two sons, Carl of Columbus, Ohio, and Richard and his wife, Carol of Marysville, Ohio; three daughters, Evelyn and her husband, Ward Kowalke of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Norma Erlemeier of Soldier, Iowa and Pam and her husband, Fred Uhl of Sioux City; a brother, John Lewis of Logan, Iowa; two sisters and their husbands, Iva and George Tillman of Hillard, Ohio and Lenora and Eddie Trimboli of Lakewood, New Jersey; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Roger and Carole Hall and their family of Sioux City.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Pearl Davis and Lillian Tillman; a grandson, Brady Uhl; and a great-grand-child.

Pallbearers were Greg and Leo Erlemeier, Todd and David Kowalke, and Jeff and Ryan Uhl.

Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception Endowment Fund.

From The Schleswig Leader, Oct. 21, 1999

Thomas Ervel Baker

Tom was born on December 6, 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa, to Ervel Albert Baker and Helen Marie (Schatt) Baker. He passed away on October 12, 1999 at Morningside Care Center at Ida Grove, Iowa.

Tom spent his childhood and early adult life on a farm northeast of Schaller, Iowa. He later moved to Holstein, Iowa, when he married Donna Marie Schelldorf, on November 4, 1973. They owned and operated the Schnapps Haus from 1975 to 1980. To this union was born one daughter, Ann Marie Baker. In 1993 they moved to an acreage south of Holstein.

Tom loved hunting, fishing, wildlife, nature, baseball, foot-ball and children. He will be remembered most by those who knew him for his prevailing spirit, love of family and never ending sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Marie of Holstein; daughter, Ann of Quimby; granddaughter, Angelica of Quimby; mother Helen Baker of Storm Lake; sisters, Donna and James Lewallen of Cherokee and Diane and Gene Baker of Crofton, Nebraska; three nephews and three nieces; daughter Tami and family and mother-in-law, Ella C. Schell-dorf.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father, Ervel Baker and his father-in-law, Earl A. Schelldorf.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, October 16, 1999, at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in Holstein, Iowa, at 11:00 a.m. Father Tim Schott officiated.

Honorary pallbearers were his nieces and nephews, Jen-nifer Lewallen Rohlwing, James Thomas Lewallen, Justin Thomas Nelson, Christin Rae Marie Nelson, Emily Joy Nelson and Jarot Jeffrey Nelson.

Special music was dedicated and performed by his nephew, Jeffrey Rohlwing. A lunch was at the United Methodist Church in Holstein and served by the United Methodist Women, assisted by women from O.L.G.C.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Barker Funeral Home of Holstein, Iowa.

From The Mapleton Press, Sept. 23, 1999

Waneta McClarty

Waneta M. McLarty, age 82, of Oto, Iowa, died Monday, September 13, 1999, in Sioux City, Iowa.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 16 at St. John's Evangelical Church, German City, near Holly Springs, Iowa, with Rev. James Scallions officiating. Burial was in Oto Cemetery, Oto, Iowa. Wanetta Steinhoff was the accompanist for the service and music was "The Old Rugged Cross". The congregation sang, "In The Garden" and "How Great Thou Art". A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Armstrong Chapel in Anthon.

Waneta May McLarty was born October 2, 1916, in Milo, Missouri, the daughter of William and Della May (Sarver) Scott. She attended high school in Climbing Hill, Iowa and graduated from Oto High School with the class of 1937. She furthered her education by graduating from Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa. She then taught in rural county school.

On June 17, 1939, Waneta was united in marriage to James McLarty, Sr. in Madison, Minnesota. During World War II, she continued to teach school in Smithland, Rodney, Oto and Anthon, Iowa. In May of 1975, the couple opened a cafe in Oto which her family all helped to operate. Her husband died January 30, 1985.

Waneta was a member of St. John's Evangelical Church at German City near Holly Springs, Iowa.

Those survivors left to cher-ish her memory include one daughter, Patricia J. Husk of Sioux City, Iowa; one son and his wife, James (Butch) and Masako (Missy) McLarty of Oto, Iowa; one granddaughter, Cherrel M. McLarty of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers, Walter Scott of Salix, Iowa and Darrel Scott of Sac, California and one sister, Darlene DeLaughter of Spirit Lake, Iowa, along with other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

Along with her husband, Waneta was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister.

Honorary pallbearers were Jacob Flammang and Justin Cook.

Pallbearers were Michael Scott, Tim Rusk, Paul Scott, Gary Flammang, Steve Welte and Ed Scott.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Anthon.

From The CO-U NEWSpaper, Sept. 23, 1999

Richard J. Sullivan

Richard Joseph Sullivan was born May 19, 1943, the son of J. Raymond and Irene Sullivan. He died at the Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa, Iowa on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at the age of fifty-six.

Richard, better known to his family and friends as Dick, was born in Creston, Iowa. He lived on the family farm with his family in Adams County. Dick received his education in rural schools near his home and graduated from the Corning High School in 1960. He con-tinued his education at the CE School of Commerce in Omaha, Nebraska.

On November 13, 1965, Dick was united in marriage to Patricia Keating in Denison, Iowa. The couple made their home in Omaha, Denison, Ankeny, Fort Dodge and Soldier, Iowa, where they have lived for the last twenty-five years. Dick's career led him to agricultural related jobs and to many friends. At the time of his death, he was working at the Charter Oak Ag Supply in Charter Oak.

Dick was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ute, Iowa. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and served on the East Monona School Board for nine years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Sullivan, his father-in-law, James Keating and one brother-in-law, Jack Zadina. Survivors include his wife, Pat of Soldier; two daughters, Colleen Bottjen and her husband, Jeffrey of Nevada; Michelle Lepp and her husband, Mark of St. James, Minnesota; two sons, Michael Sullivan and his special friend, Samitra Schuster of Nevada; Anthony Sullivan of Soldier; five grandchildren, Jacob, Courtney, Cassidy, Sophie and Teren; his mother, Irene Sullivan; one sister, Ellen Seaton and her husband, Bob, all of Corning; his mother-in-law, Marie Keating of Denison; one sister-in-law, Pix Havick and her friend, Ron McCoid of Vail; five nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. Father Richard Ball served as cele-brant with interment at the Jordan Cemetery, Soldier, Iowa. Nancy Jurgens played the guitar and Colleen Henderson provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Jim Jurgens singing, "Amazing Grace", "How Great Thou Art", "On Eagle's Wings" and "Be Not Afraid". Honorary pallbearers were his multitude of friends and those serving as pallbearers were Richard Zadina, Neal Gorham, Scott Havick, Shane Havick, Joe Zadina and Bill Zadina. A Scripture Service was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 13, 1999 at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Charter Oak. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the Soldier Community Building, served by St. Mary's Rosary Society. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.

From The CO-U NEWSpaper, Sept. 23, 1999

Glen G. Butler

Glen G. Butler, age 65, of Soldier, Iowa, died Thursday, September 16, 1999, at the Marian Health Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 20, at the Soldier Lutheran Church in Soldier with Rev. Paul Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Soldier Lutheran Cemetery, rural Soldier, with military graveside rites by the Soldier American Legion Post #462. Gilma Ahlers provided the music for the service and vocalist Becky Marcum, sang "The Rose". Visitation was held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, September 19 at the Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap. Visitation resumed at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the church with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.

Glen G. Butler was born November 3, 1933 in Onawa, Iowa, to parents, George and Maude (Lovell) Butler. He attended country school and graduated from Soldier High School in 1953. Glen married Joan Swenson on December 19, 1954 in Moorhead. The couple lived in the renovated country school house which Glen attended as a child. In 1955, he joined the U.S. Navy and the couple moved to San Francisco, California and then later the East Coast. He spent most of his 2 1/2 years on board the battleship U.S.S. Iowa. After his discharge, he farmed with his folks and did some custom baling and corn shelling in the area. He drove the school bus for the East Monona School for several years. He also worked for Peters Construction and Hallett Materials as a loader operator.

He enjoyed the company of his grandchildren. He spent his time doing woodworking and loved to fish, travel and play cards.

He was a member of Soldier Lutheran Church.

Those left to cherish Glen's memory include his wife, Joan Butler of Soldier; his four children, Penny and her husband, Steve Mauch of Mapleton, Iowa and their children, Kyle, Daniel, Kalana and Marissa, Mike Butler and his wife, Lora of Soldier and their children, Maren and Nathan, Neal Butler and his wife, Cheryl of Mesa, Arizona and their children, Emily, Candace, Jenny, Derek and Bo, Scott Butler of Soldier, Iowa and his children, Jessica, Josh and Justin; one great-grandson, Dalton and several other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Doris and her husband, Allen (Tuffy) Jepsen and one nephew.

Honorary pallbearers were Kyle Mauch, Daniel Mauch, Nathan Butler, Justin Butler, Joshua Butler and Dalton Teeters.

Pallbearers were Clayton Swenson, Ival Hinkel, Duane Melby, Arles Dick, Roger McDole and Dale Savery.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Fouts Funeral Home of Dunlap.

From The Mapleton Press, Sept. 23, 1999

Ruby Otto

Ruby Otto, age 83, of Mapleton, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999, at Battle Creek, Iowa.

Services were held 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 17, at the United Methodist Church in Danbury with Pastor Glen Houts III officiating. Burial was in Liston Township Cemetery, Danbury. Charlene Pine was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, "How Great Thou Art" and "The Old Rugged Cross". A prayer service was held 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Armstrong Chapel in Mapleton.

Ruby M. Otto was born October 21, 1915, at Danbury, Iowa, the daughter of Art and Lottie (Bumsted) Pry. She married Earl A. Otto on May 26, 1937 at Moville, Iowa. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and dance in 1987. They lived and farmed together on a Century Farm until Earl's death February 28, 1991. In November of 1991, Ruby purchased her home in Mapleton and resided there until September 1, 1999 when she entered the Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek, Iowa.

She was a life-long member of Danbury's United Methodist Church. She treasured the memories of her country living, gardening, tending the livestock and the many friends in their farm neighborhood.

Those survivors left to cherish Ruby's memory include a daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Joseph Tarchie of Colonial Beach, Virginia; a son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Linda Otto of Mapleton, Iowa; and three granddaughters, Diane Marie Tarchie of Manassas, Virginia, Melissa K. Kruse and her husband, Troy of Ida Grove, Iowa and Rebecca Otto of Mapleton, Iowa, along with other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

Along with her husband, Ruby was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers were Troy Kruse, Lyle Weikel, Tom McNamara, Phil Ketelsen, Roger Jochims and Dave Koenigs.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.

From The Mapleton Press, Sept. 23, 1999 Linus P. Brenner

Linus P. Brenner, age 87, of Mapleton, Iowa, died Thursday, September 16, 1999, at Mapleton, Iowa.

Services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton with Rev. Edmund Tiedeman officiating with Rev. John Brennan and Rev. Mark Harrington concelebrating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Mapleton. A vigil wake service was held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by the Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus at the Armstrong Chapel in Mapleton.

Linus Peter Brenner was born December 25, 1911, at Mapleton, Iowa, the son of Louis and Clara (Matt) Brenner. He grew up and was educated in the area and graduated from St. Patrick's Academy in Danbury, Iowa, with the class of 1929. On May 14, 1935, Linus was united in marriage to Colette Rust in Maple River, Iowa. The couple lived near Mapleton where they were engaged in farming. Linus and Colette enjoyed their extensive travels and found great pleasure in their grandchildren. Colette passed away July 2, 1997.

Linus was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton as well as a third and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was very active in multiple community, political and farm or-ganizations. He was instrumental in initiating West Central Development and served on the Board of MIDAC. He was a member of the Mapleton Rotary, the Mapleton Club and Willow Vale Golf Club.

Survivors left to cherish his memory include three daughters, Mary and her husband, Herman Koithan of Woodbury, Minnesota and their children, Jane and Dave Lundquist of Monona, Iowa and their children, Eric, Sarah, Ellen and Claire Lundquist, Jeannette and Billy Luhrs of Cottage Grove, Minnesota and their children, Justin, Kyle and Austin, Tom and Shelly Koithan of Woodbury, Minnesota and their daughter, Emily, and John Koithan of Round Rock, Texas, Maxine and her husband, Dan Schuh of Fairmond, Minnesota and their children, John and Stacy Schuh of Tracy, Minnesota and Mari Schuh of Mankato, Minnesota and Ryan Schuh of Fairmont, Nebraska; one son, Clyde and his wife, Lenn Brenner of Mapleton, Iowa and their children, Matthew and Corey Brenner of Mapleton, Iowa, Michael Brenner of Omaha, Nebraska, and Mark and Elizabeth Brenner, both of Mapleton, Iowa; one brother, Walter Brenner of Cherokee, Iowa and one sister and her husband, Laura and Cornell Deeny of Eagle Grove, Iowa, along with many other relatives, good friends and neighbors.

Along with his beloved wife, Linus was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, Kristine Jones and one sister, Dorothy Jensen and two brothers, Maurice and Paul.

Pallbearers were Tom Koithan, John Koithan, John Schuh, Ryan Schuh, Matthew Brenner, Michael Brenner and Mark Brenner.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.

From The Schleswig Leader, Sept. 23, 1999

Carsten Carstensen

Carsten Carstensen was born October 9, 1913, the son of Jens and Margaretha Petersen Carstensen. He died at this home near Ida Grove, Iowa, on Saturday, September 11, 1999 at the age of eighty-five.

Carsten was born in Ostbordelum, Germany and was baptized and confirmed in Christ there. He received his education in Germany and in 1930, moved to America with his family and farmed with his father. In 1949, Fritz and Carsten began farming together until 1955, when Carsten retired and moved to his parents resi-dence to care for his mother. He resided there until the time of his death.

Carsten was a member of the United Church of Christ in Schleswig. He was a very loving and caring man who loved his family and cherished the beauty of flowers and loved to care for them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Johann, Hans and Friedrich Carstensen, and two sisters, Lena Carstensen and Anna Harder. Survivors include one sister, Inge Carstensen of Ida Grove; and one sister-in-law, Elsie Carstensen of Ida Grove.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 1999 at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Gordon Hoyt officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Dorothy Jessen provided the organ accompaniment for vocalists, Nancy and Krista Krueger singing, "How Great Thou Art" and "Take Thou My Hand and Lead Me" and congregational hymn, "He Leadeth Me". Those serving as pallbearers were Jens Peter Carstensen, Thomas Senhen, Wayne Schroeder, Grover Senhen, Robert Krueger and Dave Nemitz. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Women's Guild.

From The Schleswig Leader, Sept. 23, 1999

Marvin Zage

Marvin Zage was born November 20, 1908, the son of Bernard and Dora Jepsen Zage. He died Thursday, September 2, 1999 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa at the age of ninety.

Marvin was born on the home farm in Hanover Township where he grew up and received his education in a rural school near his home. He was baptized in Christ, May 21, 1909, by Rev. C. Runge, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, January 8, 1926, at the Zion Lutheran Parsonage in Denison, by Rev. William Frese.

After completing his education, he worked on the farm with his family.

On May 11, 1957, Marvin was united in marriage to Leila Petersen by Rev. Elmer Widmann, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The couple settled on the home farm where they lived until moving to Schleswig in 1967. He subsequently worked for Farmers Lumber and Grain for 5 years before retiring.

In his leisure time, Marvin enjoyed fishing and socializing with his family and friends over a game of cards. He loved his home and family, and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig.

Marvin is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Fred Zage and one sister, Adela Holtman. Survivors include his wife, Leila of Schleswig, one daughter, Donna Neumann and her husband, Ralph of Florence, Colorado; one grand-daughter, Kori Neumann of Manitou Springs, Colorado; one sister-in-law, Laverne Zage of Denison; and a very close friend and member of the ex-tended family, Elnora Petersen of Schleswig.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 1999 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "I'm But A Stranger Here" and "My Faith Looks Trustingly". Those serving as pallbearers were Gerald Langholdt, Dr. D.L. Schmidt, Chad Petersen, Lorenz Schultz, Larry Beeck and P.J. Moeller. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Fu-neral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.

From The Schleswig Leader, Sept. 23, 1999

Agnes Gustafson

Agnes Gustafson, age 99, of Kiron, Iowa, died Saturday, September 18, 1999, at the Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 1999, at Kiron Baptist Church in Kiron, Iowa, with Reverend Wayne Fitzsinger and Reverend Robert Lundberg officiating. Burial will follow in Hayes Township Cemetery, Arthur, Iowa. Friends may call at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove on Friday from 3-8 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

Born September 23, 1899, in Ida County, Iowa, Agnes was the daughter of Adolph John and Anna Margaret (Iversen) Fries. As a young woman, she accepted Christ as her personal savior, and was baptized at the Arthur Baptist Church. Agnes taught Sunday School and was a leader in the Women's Missionary Society. When the church closed, she joined the Kiron Baptist Church. She was united in marriage to Benjamin Houser. He preceded Agnes in death. On June 18, 1938, Agnes married Arvid L. Gustafson at the Arthur Baptist parsonage.

Survivors include five children and their spouses, Benjamin and Sharon Houser of Portland, Oregon, Harold and Lois Houser of Placerville, California, Lois and Gene Asa of Port Orchard, Washington, Margaret Gustafson of Capetown, South Africa, and Carol and Val Oswald of Aurora, Nebraska; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; one daughter, Virginia; three sisters, Virginia in infancy, Helen Eng and Margaret "Peg" Oxendale; and three brothers, John, Bill and Adolph.

From the Mapleton Press September 23

Everett O. Knoff

Everett O. Knoff, 77, Castana, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mr. Knoff was born on January 25, 1922 at Moorhead, Iowa, the son of John Otto and Ellen K. (Carlson) Knoff. He graduated from Castana High School in 1941 and joined the army in 1943 where he served in Germany and France in the European Theatre. On November 10, 1945 he married Wyma Berneice Aitken at Castana. The couple made their home near Castana where Everett farmed. Mrs. Knoff died November 27, 1986, at Onawa, Iowa.

He was a member of the Castana Community Church; a 50 year member of the Grimsley-Thayer American Legion Post #502 at Castana and a trustee for the Kennebec Cemetery for many years. He served on the Agricultural Stabilization Bin Crew and with the Soil Conservation Service.

Survivors include his daughter, Kristi Knoff of Castana; 1 sister and her husband, Virgie and Donald Davis of Turin, Iowa; and 1 sister-in-law, Marlene Knoff of Castana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and 1 brother, Dale Knoff.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 18, 1999, at the Castana Community Church, Castana, Iowa, with Rev. Robert W. Fritzmeier officiating. The organist was Mrs. Paul Petersen, Jr. and the vocalist, Mr. Gordon Foss, sang the selections, "How Great Thou Art" and "Beyond The Sunset".

Casket Bearers were Gilbert Gotto, Rick Dean, Bob Barker, Leeland Utterback, Rick Davis and Richard Davis, Sr.

Interment was in the Kennebec Cemetery, Castana, Iowa, with Military Rites by Grimsley-Thayer American Legion Post #502, Castana, Iowa, Donald Davis, Commander.

Arrangements were by Pearson Funeral Home, Onawa, Iowa.

From The Mapleton Press, Sept. 16, 1999

Gerald L. Riecks

Gerald Leroy Riecks was born on January 26, 1920 in Mapleton, Iowa, and passed away August 27, 1999 in Sacramento, California.

He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Ann Riecks of Sacramento; his son, Robert I. Riecks of Cameron Park; his granddaughter, Kanon L. Riecks of Los Angeles; his sisters, Vi-vian Riecks of Los Angeles, June Shones of Sacramento and Bette Da Lomba of Fair Oaks. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

No funeral was held accord-ing to Gerald's request but a Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mercy Hospice, 9940 Business Park Drive, Suite 165, Sacra-mento, California 95827 or the Cancer Society.

From The Mapleton Press, Sept. 16, 1999

Darlene M. Wacheldorf

Darlene M. Wacheldorf, age 72, of Mapleton died Tuesday, September 7, at Mapleton, Iowa.

Services were held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 9 at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Mapleton with Pastor Bob Fritzmeier officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mapleton. Naomi Kahrs was the organist for the service and music was "The Old Rugged Cross", "Amazing Grace", "How Great Thou Art" and "In The Garden". A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Armstrong Chapel in Mapleton, with Pastor Kevin Huss officiating.

Darlene Mae Wacheldorf was born July 11, 1927, at Castana, Iowa, the daughter of Lewis and Nettie "Grace" (Riley) Leisinger. She attended grade and high schools in Castana and Maple-ton, Iowa.

On November 9, 1946, Darlene was united in marriage to Leonard Wacheldorf in Maple-ton.

She lived her entire life in the Mapleton area where she was employed by the First State Bank, Tierney Drug and Jim Gaukel for many years before retiring in 1984.

She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Mapleton.

Those survivors left to cherish Darlene's memory include Leonard, her husband for 52 years; four children, Randy and his wife, Barb of Moorhead, Iowa, Dennis and his wife, Nancy of Omaha, Nebraska, Greg and his wife, Lisa of Harrisburg, North Carolina and Jan of Mesa, Arizona; seven grand-children, Rosemary of Moor-head, Iowa, Denny Michael, Lori and Kandi of Omaha, Nebraska, Benjamin of Harrisburg, North Carolina and Chad and Nicole of Mesa, Arizona; four great-grandchildren; four sisters, Dorothy and her husband, Raymond Archer and Gladys Phipps, all of Onawa, Iowa, Donna and her husband, Mar-vin Larson of Ute, Iowa and Norma and her husband, Dean Kohler of Kansas; two brothers, Freddie Leisinger of Mapleton, Iowa and Vernon "Pete" Leisinger and his wife, Mariann of Moville, Iowa, along with many other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

Darlene was preceded in death by her parents, and one grandson, Stuart Wacheldorf.

Pallbearers were Denny Michael Wacheldorf, Benjamin Wacheldorf, Chad Beedle, Dick Schleis, Ed Casillas, and John Larson.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.

From The Mapleton Press, Sept. 16, 1999

Lester Jochims

Lester Jochims, age 77, of Moorhead, Iowa, died Sunday, August 15, 1999, at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa, Iowa.

Services were at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 18, at Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap, Iowa. Visitation was from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Jochims was born Octo-ber 27, 1921, in Schleswig, Iowa, the son of August and Annie (Fries) Jochims. He moved with his family to Mapleton, Iowa. He attended country school in the Mapleton area until 1935. He then farmed with his parents until 1942.

He married Louise Pranschke on July 11, 1942, in South Sioux City. The couple farmed in the Mapleton area until 1945, when they moved to a farm near Dunlap. In 1979, they moved to their present farm. He retired in 1980. In the mid 1980's, he worked part-time at Moorhead Sale Barn and helped area farmers.

He served on the Soldier (Iowa) Farmers Coop board of directors and was a member of Dunlap and Moorhead Farmers Coop.

Survivors include his wife; three grandchildren, Angela, Kelly and Paul Jochims; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Paul, three brothers, Eddie, Elmer and Ervin and two sisters, Viola Hesse and Henrietta Newman.

From The Mapleton Press, Sept. 16, 1999

Connie M. Ruddy

Mass was held for Connie Marie Ruddy of Ida Grove, Iowa, who disappeared from her home on February 10, 1997, at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Septem-ber 15, 1999, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. Reverend Gerald M. Fisch offi-ciated the service.

Born December 8, 1976, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, Connie was the daughter of Gary and Mary (Richter) Neumayer. She grew up and received her education in Mallard, Iowa, and was mar-ried to Shad Ruddy on Febru-ray 21, 1994. Most recently, Connie lived in Ida Grove, where she was a member of Sa-cred Heart Catholic Church. She enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, painting and watching her children grow.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Herbert Neumayer, and by her maternal grandfather, Lester Richter.

Survivors include two chil-dren, Autumn Ruddy of Mal-lard, and Austin Palm of Ida Grove; her husband, Shad of Mallard; her parents, Gary and Mary Neumayer of Ida Grove; two brothers, Jason Neumayer of Atlanta, Georgia and Kyle Neumayer of Ida Grove; one sister, Amy Jochims and her husband, Chris of Honolulu, Hawaii; paternal grandmother, Velma Neumayer of Mallard; maternal grandmother, Enid Richter of Rolfe; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

From The Mapleton Press, Sept. 16, 1999

Reuben "Bob" McCall

Reuben "Bob" McCall, 77, of Dunlap, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 8, 1999, at Denison, Iowa, as a result of a truck ac-cident.

He was born June 20, 1922, on a farm near Castana, Iowa, the son of Samuel C. and Lyda Jane (Boyce) McCall. He attended country school near Castana. He farmed in the Castana area until 1963 when he continued farming in Missouri. In 1968 he moved to the Dunlap area where he farmed. He married Alyce Matthews on Sunday, October 15, 1961.

Survivors include his wife, Alyce of Whiting, Iowa; two brothers, Lee McCall of Mapleton and Bill McCall of Castana; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lemuel, David and Virgil "Toots"; and one sister, Flossie Parr.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 1999, at th Pearson Funeral Chapel, Onawa, Iowa, with Pastor Donald R. Ludwick officiating. The organist was Mrs. Paul Petersen, Jr. The soloist, Pastor Donald R. Ludwick, sang the selections, "One Day At A Time" and "The Old Rugged Cross".

Casketbearers were John Miller, Mike Lehan, Eugene Melby, Dennis McCall, Jack Parr and Roger McCall.

Interment was in Jordan Cemetery, Soldier, Iowa, with arrangements by Pearson Funeral Home, Onawa, Iowa.

From The Mapleton Press, Sept. 16, 1999

Patty Ann Johnson

Patty Ann Johnson, 46, of Whiting, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 7, 1999, at St.Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

She was born May 26, 1953, at Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth L. and Ruby LaVonne (Mack) Henry. She had resided in Whiting, Soldier and Smithland, Iowa for 17 years and in Georgia following her graduation from Mapleton High School in 1971. On April 24, 1972, she married Charles Johnson at Elk Point, South Dakota. She was formerly a member of the United Church of Christ at Rodney, Iowa, and the United Methodist Church at Hornick, Iowa. She enjoyed her family and grandsons, country music, and collecting clowns.

Survivors include her hus-band, Chuck Johnson of Whit-ing; one daughter, Jody and her husband, Jeff Lawrence of Whiting; two grandsons, Ian and Max Lawrence of Whiting; four brothers, Kenny and his wife, Carrie Henry of Bemidji, Minnesota, Steve Henry and Gary Henry of Sioux City, and Joe Henry of South Sioux City, Nebraska; four sisters, Sandy and her husband, John John-son of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, Diania Yockey and Jim Steinhoff of Castana, Elizabeth and her husband, Jerry Worrell of Sioux City, Iowa and Victoria and her husband, Curtis Palmer of Sloan, Iowa; many nieces and nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Douglas; three nephews and one niece.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 10, 1999 at the Willman Funeral Chapel in Rodney, Iowa, with Pastor Donald R. Ludwick offi-ciating. The organist, Mrs. Lael Steinhoff, played the selection, "You Are My Sunshine". Mr. Jack Steinhoff sang, "Precious Lord". Tape selections were "The Dance" by Garth Brooks and "Tears In Heaven" by Eric Clapton.

Honorary bearers were Jeremy Palmer, Nick Palmer, Gabe Henry and Eric Johnston.

Active bearers were Jeff Lawrence, Jason Johnson, Johnny Johnson, John Johnson, James Yockey and Clayton Henry.

Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon, Iowa, with arrangements by the Willman Funeral Home at Rodney, Iowa.

From The Schleswig Leader, Sept. 16, 1999

Helen M. Johnson

Helen M. Johnson, age 70, of Hanover Park, Illinois, and for-merly of Kiron, Iowa, died at her home on Monday, September 6, 1999.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 1999, at the Chris-tensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove, Iowa, with Reverend James Schubring officiating. Burial followed in Hayes Town-ship Cemetery, Arthur. Memo-rials may be directed to the American Diabetic Association.

Born November 5, 1928, in Thor, Iowa, Helen was the daughter of Lawrence and Cora Belle (Swisher) Ramsden. On April 14, 1950, she married Conwell W. Johnson, Ph.D. in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Helen studied music at the University of Minnesota, and later taught piano lessons in her home. She served as church organist for 20 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Janice Torricelli and one granddaughter, Emily Torricelli, both of Hanover Park, Illinois; and two brothers, Wesley Ramsden and his wife, Dorothy of Green Bay, Wisconsin and Richard Ramsden of Las Vegas, Nevada.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

From The Mapleton Press Sept. 9, 1999

Gary E. Anderson

Gary E. Anderson, age 56, of Ida Grove, Iowa, died Wednesday, September 1, 1999, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Septem-ber 4, 1999, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury, Iowa, with Reverend David Hogan and Reverend Gerald M. Fisch officiating. Burial fol-lowed in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Danbury. A Scripture Service was held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.

Born October 8, 1942, in Battle Creek, Iowa, Gary was the son of Clarence and Patriot (Stephenson) Anderson. He grew up in the Danbury area, and attended school in Danbury, graduating from St. Patrick's High School in 1960. Gary served four years in the United States Navy, as well as two years in the Naval Reserves. He worked for the Oscar Meyer Company in Perry for several years, then was self-employed as a long distance truck driver for over 20 years. On June 29, 1999, he married Lynn Canterbury in Hamilton, Ohio.

Gary enjoyed dancing, fishing, gambling, and collecting older cars, especially Lincoln Continentals.

He was preceded in death by his father, an infant sister, Joan Kay; and an infant brother.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn; his mother, Patriot Anderson of Ida Grove; four chil-dren, Kimberly Koehler and her husband, Todd of Ohio, Adam Anderson of Panora, Tonya An-derson, and Tracy Anderson; five step-children, Byron Gerke and his wife, Ellen of Denver, Colorado, Kellisue Michal of Denver, Colorado, Traci Ann Ruhge of Kansas City, Missouri, Toni Lynn Barrioneuvo and her husband, Todd of Denver, Colorado and Holli Enger and her husband, Brian of Steamboat Springs, Colorado; five grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and three sisters and their spouses, Colleen and Richard Holtzen of Sioux City, Anita and James Bekish of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, and LaDonna and Michael Eriksen of Omaha, Nebraska.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home of Ida Grove.

From The Schleswig Leader Sept. 9, 1999

Chris A. Thompsen

A private family memorial service will be at a later date for Chris A. Thompsen, 78, of 2516 McKinley St.

He died Sunday, August 22, 1999, in his home.

The body has been cremated. There will be no public visitation. Clinton Chapel, Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Cre-matory is in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 17, 1921, in Clinton, to Frank and Dolly Greible Christoffersen.

He attended the Clinton schools.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army in the South Pacific and the Middle East.

He had been employed as a diesel mechanic.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 729, the AMVETS Post 28, and the VFW Post 14000.

Survivors include three daughters, Christine Weatherly and Melissa Hosey, both of Indianola, and Jennie Dawson of Chreston; three sons, Donald Rubendall of Alden, Mark Thompsen of San Francisco, Calif., and Jason Thompsen of Monterey, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and two sisters, Margaret Rose and Geraldine Ashton, both of Clinton.

Obituary From The Schleswig Leader, September 2, 1999

Norman Henry Marth

Memorial services for Norman H. Marth were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, at Briarwood Care Center in Denver, CO.

Marth, 69, formerly of Schleswig, died at Briarwood Care Center in Denver on August 11, following a stroke the previous week.

Survivors include his sons, Robin and Mike; one grand-daughter, Aimee, all of Denver; and a sister, Elaine Carlson of Ricketts.

A burial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 25, 1999 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, IA.

From The Mapleton Press, September 9, 1999

James P. Craig

James P. Craig, age 55 of Rodney, Iowa, died Wednesday, August 25, 1999, at Sioux City, Iowa.

Memorial services were held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28 at the Armstrong Chapel in Mapleton with Pastor Shirley Textor officiating.

James Patterson Craig was born July 1, 1944 at Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Virgil and Margie (Werling) Craig. He graduated from Maple Valley High School in Mapleton, Iowa with the class of 1962. He later moved to San Jose, California where he lived for 30 years working for Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.). He returned to Rodney, Iowa just three weeks ago and started working for Gateway Computers in data entry.

Those survivors left to cherish Jim's memory include his mother, Margie Craig of Rodney, Iowa; one brother and his wife, Doug and Marsha Craig of Mapleton, Iowa; three sisters, Carmen and Frank Carda of Sioux City, Iowa, Beth Ryan of Mapleton, Iowa and Zella Craig of Rodney, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, his father, Virgil Craig and his nephew, Michael Ryan.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.


Patricia A. Zimmerman--Onawa

Patricia Adele Zimmerman, 80, of Whiting, Iowa, formerly of Onawa, Iowa, died Sunday, February 14, 1999, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting

Pat was born March 13, 1918, in Duluth, Minnesota, the daughter of Leslie and Adele (Rieber) High. She graduated from Duluth High School and graduated from Duluth State Teachers College and received a degree in Home Economics at Iowa State University. On May 29, 1943, she married Bob Zimmerman at Duluth, Minnesota. The couple lived at Castana for 8 1/2 years before moving to Onawa in 1955. She was a substitute teacher and for 15 years was the dietician at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa. She moved to Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting in 1997.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Onawa; a longtime member of the Federated Women's Club where she held various offices; a member of the Loess Hills Historical Society and the Loess Hills Hospitality Association; had served on the Monona County 4-H Committee and was active with Girl Scouts.

Survivors include her husband, Bob of Whiting; one daughter, Susan Zimmerman and her husband, Claude Pellegrino of Hanover, Connecticut; one son, Richard and his wife, Melinda Zimmerman of Auburn, Washington; four grandchildren; one brother, Warren High of Duluth, Minnesota; and one sister, Loretta Ferrel of Penryn, California.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Memorial services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 1999, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Onawa, Iowa, with Rev. Earle R. Potts officiating. The organist, Mrs. Jack Jordan, played the selections "How Great Thou Art" and "Ivory Palaces". Congregational hymns were "I Would Be True" and "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God".

Arrangements were by the Pearson Funeral Home, Onawa, Iowa.

Marion T. White--Hornick

Marion T. White, 79, died of Parkinson's disease February 14, 1999 in the Apple Valley Care Center.

Born in Hornick, Iowa, White lived in Victorville for 19 of his 33 years in California. He was a longtime member of the meat cutters union and of Desert Heights Christian Fellowship in Victorville.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mayola; children, Tom of Running Springs, California, Marcia Mangione of Apple Valley, California, and Sheryl Homolka of Auburn, Washington; a brother, Harold of Manteca, California; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Desert View Mortuary handled the arrangements and burial was in Desert View Memorial Park.

Charles E. Jessen--Schleswig

Charles Edward Jessen was born February 24, 1928, the son of Herman and Alice Taylor Jessen. He died Wednesday, February 3, 1999, at the Morningside Care Center in Ida Grove, Iowa, at the age of seventy.

Charles grew up on a farm in rural Mapleton. He began his career in farming at home with his family. He was baptized in Christ as an infant at the Mapleton Methodist Church and became a member of the Methodist Church as a boy. After completing his education in Crawford County Schools, he continued farming until 1952 when he entered the U.S. Army. He served his country in the Medical Corps, driving an ambulance for the 1st Calvary during the Korean Conflict, in the northern islands of Japan.

In 1953, Charles was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army, and returned home to Iowa where he resumed his farming career. February 6, 1954, Charles was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae Gilkerson at the Magnolia Methodist Church in Magnolia, Iowa. The couple farmed in Crawford County and were blessed with the birth of four children.

The family farmed until the mid 60's when Charles began a career in long distance trucking. He preferred transporting swinging meat into New York City and other cities in the eastern United States. His memory of interstates, exits, location of scales, and mile markers was uncanny. He drove an estimated four million miles during his trucking career.

In his leisure time, Charles enjoyed woodworking, camping, assisting with the eighth grade Sunday School classes at the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, and reading and studying the Bible, having read it many times. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who cared for his family with a Christian diligence and devotion. Charles and Dorothy would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on February 6 of this year.

Charles was a member of the United Church of Christ in Schleswig, and the V.F.W. Post 3930, and a past member of the Schleswig School Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Barbara Alice in 1961. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; three daughters, Katherine Ann Newman of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mary Lu Flynn and her husband, Dick of rural Mapleton and Lori Jo Mundt and her husband, Michael of Denison; six grandchildren, Charlie and Jennifer Anders, Allison and Jessica Newman, and Jared and Ran Dee Kastner; one brother, Joseph Jessen and his wife, Mary Jean of Mapleton; one sister, Hazel Hansen and her husband, Lloyd of San Diego, California.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 1999, at the United Church of Christ, Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Gordon Hoyt officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Mapleton, Iowa. Wendy Bumann provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Rubie Kastner, singing, "I Love To Tell the Story", "Blessed Assurance" and "Goin' Home". Honorary pallbearers were Murlin Johannsen, Brian Wellendorf, Jim Hasbrouck and Kenneth Winsor. Pallbearers and military honors were V.F.W. Post 3930 and American Legion Post 645, Schleswig, Iowa. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Guild. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Eller--Ute

Dorothy Eller, age 78, of Ute, Iowa, died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Sioux City, Iowa.

Services were held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Ute Christian Church in Ute with Rev. Mark Smeltzer officiating. Burial was in St. Clair Cemetery, Ute. Joyce Hanson was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, "Old Rugged Cross", "Thank You" by Evan Chartier, grandson, on CD and the service ended with "Mother, I Miss You" by John Tesh and Dalia on CD. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Armstrong Chapel in Ute, led by Allan Chartier and Wilbur Koch.

Dorothy Marie Eller was born October 24, 1926 in Mapleton, Iowa, the daughter of George and Eunice (Downing) Johnson. She married DeWayne Eller June 17, 1958. She operated a cafe in Soldier, Iowa for several years and was also employed as a cashier for National Foods in Sioux City, Iowa.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include her husband, DeWayne of Ute, Iowa; one son, Larry Crosgrove and his wife, Jean of Ute; three daughters, Joann Sanders and Ramon Choquette of Sioux City, Iowa, Lynda Chartier and her husband, Allan of Omaha, Nebraska, Donna Kritzer and her husband, David of Sioux City, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one sister, Fauneal Crum of Onawa, Iowa; two brothers, Arvid and Daryl Johnson, also of Onawa; along with several nieces and nephews, neighbors and good friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by an infant brother, Edward; her parents, George and Eunice Johnson; two brothers, Loren and Harold Johnson; a daughter and a son-in-law, Galene and Paul Haage.

Memorials may be directed to Levitt Center at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Steven Crosgrove, Terry Crosgrove, Darwin Crosgrove, Jay Parry, Darin Chartier, Evan Chartier, Daniel Torgerson, Daniel Kritzer and Patrick Kritzer.

Pallbearers were Dale Johnson, Don Johnson, Kelly Johnson, Rocky DeWitt, Byron Kruse and Glenn Moeller.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Ute.

Elvera Thompson--Ute

Elvera Thompson, age 82, of Ute, Iowa, died Monday, February 22, 1999, at Denison, Iowa.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, with Pastor Edgar Bode officiating. Burial was in St. Clair Cemetery, Ute. Ruth Owens was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "How Great Thou Art".

Elvera Emielie Christine Thompson was born November 7, 1916, on a farm near Charter Oak, in Crawford County, the daughter of Otto and Martha (Henning) Clausen. She was baptized November 19, 1916 by Pastor Theo Wolfrom and confirmed Palm Sunday, April 13, 1930, by Pastor Otto Vongemigan at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Soldier Township. She received her education at Immanuel Lutheran School and in country school.

On September 26, 1932, Elvera was united in marriage to Richard S. Thompson at Ute. The couple lived their entire married life together in Ute. They were blessed with four children. They worked and lived in the Walter Funeral Home in Ute for 25 years and also worked as custodians at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ute for 25 years, where they were members. They moved into their new home in Ute in 1978. Richard died September 5, 1981.

She was a loving wife and mother who found enjoyment in her flowers and handiwork.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Mary Jane and her husband, Donald Petersen of Denison, Iowa and Arlynn and her husband, Larry Gittins of Harlan, Iowa; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Clausen of Lake View, Iowa and Darlene Clausen of Greenville, South Carolina, along with a number of foster grandchildren, other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

Along with her husband, Elvera was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Maurice in 1952 and one daughter, Christine in 1972.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Roger Bissen, Phil Gubbels, Paul Wingert, David Petersen, Larry Gittins, Jr. and Lee Gittins.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Ute.

Jenell J. Meseck--Charter Oak

Jenell J. Meseck was born December 15, 1952, the daughter of Vernon and Evelyn Hinrichsen Bielow. She died at the Bryan General Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska on Thursday, February 18, 1999, at the age of forty-six.

Jenell was born in Denison, Iowa, and was baptized in Christ on January 4, 1953, at the St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa, and later confirmed there on March 19, 1967. She received her education at St. John's Lutheran School and the Charter Oak-Ute Community School, graduating with the class of 1971.

After completing her education she worked at Denison Drug, until her marriage to Jerry Meseck on September 1, 1972 at St. John Lutheran Church by Rev. Albert Prouty. The couple made their home in Charter Oak. Jenell worked part-time as a secretary at St. John Lutheran Church, Rick's Clover Farm and D & J Foodtown in Charter Oak. In 1991, Jenell began working at Topko Drug in Denison, where she was employed at the time of her death.

Jenell was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak. She was a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother who was also their best friend. Jenell enjoyed her job at Topko where she was always willing to help people.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn in 1973 and one son, Jeremy in 1977. Survivors include her husband, Jerry of Charter Oak; two daughters, Jennifer Hennings and her husband, Tim of Ricketts, Jessica Meseck of Council Bluffs; two grandchildren, Kristin and Tyler at home in Ricketts; her father, Vernon Bielow of Charter Oak; her mother-in-law, Erma Wingrove and her husband, Jay of Charter Oak; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 22, 1999 at the St. John Lutheran Church, Charter Oak, Iowa. Rev. L.C. Gebhardt officiated the service and grave side rites held at the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Charter Oak. Art Beeck provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Jeanette Cooper singing, "How Great Thou Art" and congregational hymns, "Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound" and "Beautiful Savior". Those serving as honorary pallbearers were Michelle Friedrichsen, Connie Yirkovsky, Beth Fredericks, Sharon Claypool, Elkie Lansink, Kathy Erickson, Craig Whited, Darlys Whited, Jean Fletcher, Lois Brummer, Julie Jepsen, Mary Mumm, Jim Fowkes, Lois Beymer, Karla Cose and Nancy Hass. Pallbearers were Jerald Kohnekamp, Harold Lorenzen, Lyle Petersen, Larry Petersen, Larry Meseck, Randy Weed, Mark Larson and Mike Schiltz. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the St. John's Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak was in charge of arrangements.


From the Mapleton Press, April 29, 1999

Violet Steckelberg

Violet E. Steckelberg, age 69, of Mapleton, died Monday, April 19, 1999, at Mapleton.

Services were held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton with Pastor Daniel Torkelson officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mapleton. Karen Krusen was the organist for the service and Sharon Kruse was the soloist, singing, "In The Garden" and "The Lord's Prayer". The congregation sang, "Lord, Take My Hand and Lead Me". A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Armstrong Chapel in Mapleton.

Violet Esther Steckelberg was born May 27, 1929, at Danbury, Iowa, the daughter of Hans and Clara (Wellner) Miller. She received her education and continued to live her entire life in the Danbury and Mapleton, Iowa communities.

On Valentine's Day, February 14, 1947, Violet was united in marriage to Willis Steckelberg at Mapleton. Along with caring for her family, she worked for the Whiting family and Valley Bank and Trust along with other businesses in Mapleton. Willis died December 1, 1993.

She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton as well as the Ladies Aid there. Violet found pleasure in caring for her yard and home but her greatest joy was found in her sons and grandchildren.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include three sons and their wives, Wayne and JoAnne of Sioux City, Iowa, and Randy and Carol and Blaine and Diane, all of Cedar Falls, Iowa; two sisters and their husbands, Nelda and Robert Weber and Fern and Harry Carter, all of Mapleton; one brother and his wife, Ephraim "Shorty" and LaJune Miller of Sterling, Colorado; two sisters-in-law, Madeline and her husband, Dale Campbell of Mapleton and Mary Ellen Miller of Moville, Iowa and eight grandchildren, Todd and Mindy, Ross, Ryan and Lyssa, and Jenna, Lindsey and Wesley, along with many other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

Along with her husband, Violet was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Raymond and one sister and her husband, Lillian and Clifford Reed.

Honorary pallbearer was Wesley Steckelberg.

Pallbearers were Ross Steckelberg, Ryan Steckelberg, Todd Steckelberg, Tom Martin, Leo Dean and Bill Hagerdon.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.

From the Mapleton Press, April 29, 1999

Katie Hesse

Katie Hesse, age 89, of Mapleton died Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at Sioux City, Iowa.

Services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton with Pastor Daniel Torkelson officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mapleton. Karen Krusen was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, "Rock of Ages" and "What A Friend We Have in Jesus".

Katie Emma Hesse was born July 31, 1909, at Charter Oak, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Somphina (Schneider) Henning. On February 23, 1928, she was united in marriage to August "Jake" Hesse in Denison, Iowa. Jake died September 1, 1978.

She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton as well as the Ladies Aid there.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include one son and his wife, Fred and Karla of Lincoln, Nebraska; three daughters, Marjorie Maxfield and her husband, Keith of Sioux City, Iowa, Leila Reimer and her husband, Robert of Denison, Iowa and Elvera Bennett of Olny, Maryland; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Marie Riessen and her husband, Orville of Charter Oak, Iowa and Hildegarde Schrader of Denison, Iowa, along with other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

Along with her husband, Katie was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers were Sheldon Hamann, Lyndon Hamann, Clint Hamann, Craig Christiansen, Kirk Maxfield and Fred M. Hesse.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.

From the Mapleton Press, April 29, 1999

Gilma Hinkel

Gilma L. Hinkel, age 89, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley.

Gilma was born December 1, 1909, in Onawa, Iowa to Albert H. and Emma M. (Peterson) Kline. She attended school in Missouri Valley and was married to John Hinkel Jr. February 22, 1928. They farmed in the Harrison County area and also owned and operated a restaurant in Woodbine, Iowa. John died July 21, 1979 in Onawa. Gilma enjoyed playing cards and quilt making.

Survivors include her daughter, Cleona Wilson and husband, Bud of Mondamin, Iowa; sons: Lyle and wife, Ethel of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Earl and wife, Bonnie of Omaha, Nebraska, Kermit and wife, Wanda of Gettysburg, South Dakota and Larry "Bing" and wife, Tena of Mapleton, Iowa; twenty grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren.

Gilma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John, daughter, Emma.

A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Hennessey-Schumacher Funeral Home in Logan, Iowa with visitation to follow.

From the CO-Ute NEWSpaper , April 29, 1999

Gary E. Suckstorf

Gary E. Suckstorf, age 51, of Ute, Iowa, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Mesa, Arizona.

Services were held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Armstrong Chapel in Ute, Iowa, with Pastor Edgar Bode officiating. Burial was in St. Clair Cemetery, Ute. Creta Teut was the organist for the service and music was "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "Nearer My God To Thee". A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Armstrong Chapel in Ute.

Gary Eugene Suckstorf was born November 3, 1947, at Anthon, Iowa, the son of Harry and Della (Lill) Suckstorf. He moved with his family to Ute, Iowa, where he grew up and graduated with the Charter Oak-Ute High School class of 1965. He worked in Omaha, Nebraska and then worked in the body department of Johnson Motor in Denison, Iowa. On May 4, 1968, Gary married Tammy Thoreson in Soldier, Iowa. That same year, he started his own business, Ute Auto Body. In 1977, he started Sookies Speed and Custom in Ute. Gary moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1989 and soon moved to Mesa, Arizona where he worked for Auto Zone until the time of his death.

Those survivors left to cherish Gary's memory include his father and step mother, Harry and Dottie Suckstorf of McCook Lake, South Dakota; two daughters, Michelle and her husband, Eric Sigler of Mesa, Arizona and Jodie Thoreson of Charter Oak, Iowa; one granddaughter, Brittany Sigler of Mesa, Arizona; one sister-in-law, Lois Suckstorf of Kingsley, Iowa; one niece, two great-nieces and one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew, along with many other relatives, neighbors, co-workers and good friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his mother, one brother, Wayne and one great-nephew, Shane.

Pallbearers were Rick Carlson, Shawn King, Roger Johnson, Mike Ohlmeier, Terry Sohm and Curtiss Nepper.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Ute.

From the Schleswig Leader, April 29, 1999

Thomas Petersen

Funeral services for Thomas Petersen of Billings, Montana, formerly of Denison will be held April 29 in Billings. Dahl Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Petersen, 51, died Sunday at St. Vincents Hospital in Billings.

Survivors include his wife Kathy and daughter Cammie and grandson Jeremy, all of Billings, MT. Parents, Harry and Nellie Petersen of Deloit, IA., two brothers; Darryle and wife, Joyce of Schleswig, IA., Jim and wife, Madalyn of Farmington, N.M., one sister; Judy Cose and husband, Gayle of Denison, IA., nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Cards may be sent to: Mrs. Thomas Petersen, 1620 Cook Ave., Billings, MT. 59102.

Wilmer "Skip" Holverson

Wilmer H. "Skip" Holverson, Jr., 58, Soldier, Iowa, died Thursday, April 8, 1999 at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa, Iowa.

Skip was born December 29, 1940, on a farm near Castana, Iowa, the son of Wilmer H. and Celia (Allen) Holverson. He attended Jordan Country School in 1946 before attending school at Soldier in 1947. He graduated from Soldier High School in 1958. He served four years in the Air Force.

On March 2, 1968, he married Linda Johannsen at the Soldier Lutheran Church in Soldier. He worked construction on Monona County Drainage District, managed the Soldier Coop, and worked for Gregerson Elevator. At the time of his death he was Grain Supervisor at Berne Coop in Ute.

He was a member of the Soldier Lutheran Church and served as president of the former Soldier JayCees. He was active during the Soldier Centennial celebration and in the construction of the ball fields. He was interested in all youth activities and enjoyed kids of all ages, especially his two children. He mowed the Soldier, St. Clair, and Jordan Cemeteries which was a family tradition. He liked hunting, fishing and trapping.

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Soldier; his daughter, Angie and her husband, Chad Gorham of Dunlap; his son, Ryan Holverson of Soldier; his grandson, Grant Edward Gorham of Dunlap; his mother, Celia Holverson of Whiting; a brother and his wife, Harold and Margaret Holverson of Soldier; a sister and her husband, Mary and John Collison of Albaton; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, "Howard", and a niece, Danielle Withee.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 12, 1999 at the Soldier Lutheran Church in Soldier, Iowa, with Rev. Paul E. Anderson officiating. The organist, Mrs. Leonard Jensen, accompanied a duet, Linde and Leslie Nelson, in the selection "The New 23rd Psalm". The congregation sang "How Great Thou Art".

Honorary Bearers were John Dickinson, Warren Jensen, Mike Evers, Tony Johnson, Alan Lee, Jim Longlee, Lester Nordaker and Richard Riley.

Casket Bearers were Randy Olson, John Melby, Kreg Lensch, Chris Longlee, Chris Ulven and Steve Holverson.

Interment was in Jordan Township Cemetery at Soldier, Iowa with Flag Presentation by Soldier Valley American Legion Post #462 of Soldier, Iowa. Arrangements were by the Pearson Funeral Home at Soldier, Iowa.

Matt Lorenzen

Matt C. Lorenzen Jr., age 82, of Odebolt, Iowa, died at his home on Tuesday, April 13, 1999.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 17, 1999, at the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, Iowa, with Reverend Benjamin Ray officiating. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery, Battle Creek.

Born December 19, 1916, on a farm north of Battle Creek, Matt was the son of Chris and Cecelia (Clemmensen) Lorenzen. He grew up and received his education in Battle Creek, and married Leona Baumann on November 26, 1936, in Ida Grove. She preceded Matt in death in 1990. Over the years, Matt worked as a butcher, custodian at Battle Creek School, and for the ASCS office. He also farmed and sold feed throughout his life. On August 7, 1993, he married Ruby Launderville at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odebolt. Together they enjoyed dancing, traveling and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; an infant son James; and daughter Carol Preston in 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby; one daughter, Barbara Hanson and husband Don of Northridge, CA; a son-in-law, Wayne Preston of Fort Collins, CO; 6 step-children and their spouses, Connie and Roger Rusch of Schleswig, Kenny Launderville of Fairbanks, AK, Ruth and Gary Wulf of Kiron, Marjorie and Jack Henrich, and Mary and Roger Sorensen, all of Odebolt, and Ann and Marc Knudsen of Ida Grove; 6 grand-children, Erin Hanson of Northridge, CA, Derek Hanson and wife Linda of Trabuco Canyon, CA, Melissa Vermeys and husband Jary of Westfield, Randy Preston and wife Nancy of Sioux Falls, SD, Jeff Preston and wife Kathy of McCook Lake, SD, and Tim Preston and wife Terri of Omaha, NE; 12 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grand-children; 1 step-great-grandchild; five sisters, Vivian Tolle of Ida Grove, Fern Ballard of Cherokee, Dorothy Beaudette of Walthill, NE, Betty Florke of Correctionville, and Margorie Rupp of Long Beach, CA; and one brother, Burdette Lorenzen of Colfax, WI.

Christensen-Ciha Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.

Lyda E. Egger

Lyda E. Egger, age 104, of Holly Springs, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton, Iowa, after a lengthy illness.

Lyda was born June 11, 1894, at Holly Springs, Iowa, the daughter of Jake S. and Augusta (Steinhoff) Egger. She graduated from Holly Springs High School and Morningside College with a Music Degree. She moved to Maple Heights Nursing Home in July 1994.

She was a member of St. John's Evangelical German City Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five sisters, twin sister, Lydia, Rosina, Annie, Freda and Mary; and four brothers, Henry, Albert, Edward and Charles.

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999, at St. John's Evangelical Church, German City, Iowa with Rev. James Scallions officiating. The organist, Mrs. Rodney Madsen played the congregational hymns, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art".

Casketbearers were Dean Unkel, Chester Claus, Jack Steinhoff, Bill Smith, Garold Smith, and Gary Sulsberger.

Interment was in German City Cemetery, German City, Iowa, with arrangements by Wood Funeral Home, Sloan, Iowa.

Paula C. Ruchti

Paula C. Ruchti, age 71, of Ida Grove, Iowa, died Friday, April 16, 1999, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, with Reverend John Schauer officiating. Burial followed in the Ida Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove on Monday with the family present from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Born May 5, 1927, near Schleswig, Iowa, Paula was the daughter of Walter and Esther (Briggle) Kortmann. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hanover Township. Charter Oak. Following her graduation from Charter Oak High School in 1944, Paula taught country school for a brief period. She married Carl L. Ruchti on February 3, 1946, at Charter Oak. The couple made their home in Fremont, Nebraska until 1962, when they moved to Ida Grove. Paula was a member of the Horn Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Ida Grove Federated Women's Club, St. Paul Lutheran Church, and the Mary Circle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Paul Ruchti; one daughter, Lorai Kloewer; one sister, Lavera Wiegel, and one brother, Walt Kortmann.

Survivors include her husband, Carl; two granddaughters, Trena Joi Kloewer of DeWitt and Cayla Joi Ruchti of Des Moines; a son-in-law, Jeff Kloewer of DeWitt; a daughter-in-law, Pat Ruchti of Des Moines; three sisters, Alice Alberts of Fremont, Nebraska, Wilma Gundy of Sheldon, Missouri and Dorothy Lutz of Denison; two sisters-in-law, Alvera Ruchti of Lake View and Arline Sasges of Mapleton; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home of Ida Grove.

Dale F. Wulf

Dale F. Wulf was born December 11, 1950, the son of Peter F. and Caroline Stehr Wulf. He died in a farming accident near Boyer on Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at the age of forty-eight.

Dale was born in Ida Grove, Iowa and received his education in a rural school near Boyer, and the Odebolt Community Schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1969. He continued his education at Midwestern College and after completing his education he returned to farming.

On October 16, 1971, Dale was united in marriage to Janice Kuehl at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa by Rev. Wiese. The couple made their home in Schleswig for a short time, before moving to an acreage near Boyer. In 1972, the couple purchased a farm near Odebolt and also farmed the home farm, along with renting other land and raising hogs and stock cows. In later years their son, Jeff joined the farming operation.

Dale was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Odebolt, where he was a voting member and served as an elder. He was also a member of Breda Golf Course and Odebolt School Board. He was a wonderful loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed the time spent with his family. Dale was a good friend to everyone and was always willing to listen and to help whenever and wherever needed.

He enjoyed golfing, motorcycles and a good story and in his younger years Dale enjoyed hunting.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Roy, his father and grandparents. Survivors include his loving wife, Jan; two sons, Jason Wulf and his wife, Beth; Jeff Wulf; one grandson, Jake; his mother, Caroline Wulf; his maternal grandmother, Esther Stehr, all of Odebolt; one brother, Gary Wulf and his wife, Ruth of Kiron; two sisters, Mary Bettin and her husband, Darwyn of Early; Karen Lucht of Odebolt; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5, 1999 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Odebolt, Iowa. Rev. Albert Buelow officiated the service and graveside rites held at the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Kiron, Iowa. Instrumental-ists were Phyllis Kies and Ray Leege with congregation singing, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "How Great Thou Art". Pallbearers were Russell Paulson, Richard Sievers, Dave Fineran, Brian Fineran, Albert Ricke, Marvin Fertig, Dave Blair and Gene Kelly. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Lydia Circle. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.

Andrea Sonksen

Andrea Marie Sonksen, age 22, of Ida Grove, Iowa, died suddenly of an allergic reaction to a peanut product on Sunday, April 18, 1999, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove, with Reverend Marvin Lindley officiating. Committal services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. Friends may call at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove on Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Born December 23, 1976, in Manning, Iowa, Andrea was the daughter of Charles A. and Kathleen (Delp) Sonksen. She attended schools at Audubon and Ida Grove and was most recently employed as a production assistant at Ida Services, Inc. in Battle Creek. She loved to cook, and enjoyed music, art, and spending time with her friends.

Andrea was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Dethlef Sonksen.

Survivors include her parents, Charles and Kathleen Sonksen of Ida Grove, one sis-ter, Melanie Sonksen of Sioux City; her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Sonksen of Harlan and maternal grandparents, Warren and Irene Delp of Ogden.

Zella Z. Christensen

Zella Z. Christensen, age 96, of Rodney, Iowa, died Monday, March 29, 1999, in Onawa, Iowa.

Services were held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1, 1999 at the Rodney United Church of Christ in Rodney with Pastor Karen Handke and Pastor Dennis Mix officiating. Burial was in Little Sioux Township Cemetery, Smithland, Iowa. Waneta Steinhoff was the pianist for the service and Jack Steinhoff was the soloist.

Zella Zellena Christensen was born September 4, 1902, in Rodney, Iowa, the daughter of John R. and Almira Sophea (Bennett) Patterson. She continued to live most of her life in or around the Rodney area. In October of 1921, she married Joseph Leo "Lefty" Werling at Mitchell, South Dakota. She later married Carl Christensen.

Zella was an active member of the Rebekah Lodge, the Royal Neighbors of America and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #651 of Oto, Iowa.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include one son, James J. "Jerry" Werling of Whiting, Iowa; one daughter, Margie Craig of Rodney, Iowa; five grandchildren, James Craig of San Jose, California, Carmen Carda and her husband, Frank of Sioux City, Iowa, Beth Ryan and Doug Craig and his wife, Marsha, all of Mapleton, Iowa and Zella Craig of Rodney, Iowa; six great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren, along with other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, three brothers, one son, one great-grandson and one son-in-law, Virgil Craig.

Pallbearers were Thomas L. Ryan, William J. Craig, Jesse R. Hansen, Clifford Steinhoff, Gaylen Steinhoff and Jim B. Steinhoff.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.

Ethel M. Wessling

Ethel Mary Wessling, age 86, of Danbury, Iowa, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 5, 1999, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury, with Reverend David Hogan officiating. Burial followed in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Danbury. Visitation was at the church on Sunday from 5-8 p.m., with a rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m.

Born September 30, 1912, in Mapleton, Iowa, Ethel was the daughter of Henry and Lena (Dirksen) Kurth. She graduated from Mapleton Public School in 1930. On February 9, 1931, Ethel married Norbert Wessling at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton. They farmed in the Danbury, Ida Grove, Moville and LeMars area before moving into Danbury in 1955. Norbert died October 22, 1994.

Ethel was a member of St. Mary's Parish and Rosary Society, having served over the years as president, secretary and circle leader. She was active in the Friendly Neighbor Club, also holding several offices. Ethel was employed by Danbury Catholic School where she initiated the hot lunch program in August, 1954, and served as head cook until retiring in May of 1981. She made her home at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek since February of 1992.

In addition to her husband, Ethel was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Norma Pauline; a daughter-in-law, Judy Wessling; four brothers, LeRoy, Raymond, Wilbur and Norman Kurth; and three sisters, Clara Baker, Florence Cooper and Edna Zediker.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Wilma and Norman Clausen of Danbury, and Noreen and Richard Foxhoven of Fremont, Nebraska; one son, Kenneth Wessling of Danbury; 17 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren.

Christensen-Ciha Funeral Homes of Ida Grove was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles J. Ingala

Charles Joseph Ingala, 35, Army Chief Warrant Officer Three (CW3), died after a year long battle with cancer on April 1, 1999, at his home in Columbia, Maryland.

CW3 Ingala was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. He joined the Army in 1981 and remained with the Army until his death. He received the Army Legion of Merit Award for his service. CW3 Ingala will be honored in a memorial ceremony at Ft. Meade on April 9, 1999 and laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington Cemetery on April 12, 1999.

CW3 Ingala married Ann Marie Christensen, daughter of Joseph and Lois Christensen of Mapleton, Iowa on July 11, 1992, in Manhattan, Kansas.

CW3 Ingala is survived by his wife, Ann Ingala of Columbia, Maryland; his mother and stepfather, Bette and Larry Brown of Whitefish, Montana; his father, James Ingala Jr. and wife, Cyndi of North Carolina; a sister, Michelle Burns and husband, Jeffrey of Florida; grandparents, Concett and Sandy Ingala of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and three stepbrothers. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Berenice Ashley.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the local Hospice or the Colon Cancer Alliance (ACOR/CCA, 1775 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011). Cards for the family may be sent to 8992 Buckskin Court, Columbia, MD 21045.

Rose A. Larson

Rose A. Larson was born at Denison, Iowa March 11, 1914, the daughter of Paul and Marie Clausen Walde. She was raised in Denison being graduated from the Denison High School with the Class of 1931. Following high school and prior to her marriage she was employed doing secretarial work for various government agencies in Denison.

On May 20, 1950, Rose was united in marriage to Wallace W. Larson at Omaha, Nebraska. Their union was blessed with one son, James. They made their home in Kiron, Iowa, where they owned and operated Larson Electric for thirty-five years. They spent their retire-ment years in Kiron where in earlier years Rose had been active member of the Evangelical Free Church and a volunteer for the church's activities. Following the closing of the Free Church she attended Kiron Baptist Church. In her space time she enjoyed reading.

In January of 1996 Wallace and Rose moved to Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison. Wallace died March 9, 1996 and Rose continued to make Eventide her home.

Rose died Friday afternoon, April 2, 1999, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison having attained the age of 85 years and 21 days.

Including her parents and husband, Rose was preceded in death by three brothers, Max, Albert and William Walde and two sisters, Hattie Wulf and Minnie Moeller.

Those who remain to cherish her memory include her son, James Larson of Omaha, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Tess, Max and Jack Carson, all of Omaha; one sister, Irene and her husband, Harold Smith of Carroll, Iowa, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1999, at the Pfannebecker Fu-neral Home in Denison, Iowa, with Pastor John Aiken officiating. Private interment was held prior to the services at the Kiron Cemetery at Kiron, Iowa. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements

Esther Uhl

Esther I. Uhl, 98, of Onawa, Iowa, died March 25, 1999, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa.

Esther was born April 1, 1900, at Ute, Iowa, the daughter of Sam and Margaret (Ehzery) Chedester. She graduated from Mapleton High School. On June 25, 1918, she married Casper J. Uhl, Jr. in St. Mary's Catholic Church at Mapleton. She taught school and the couple farmed near Castana before moving to Danbury in 1959. They retired and moved to Onawa in 1968. Mr. Uhl died March 15, 1982, in Sioux City.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Rosary Society at Onawa; a 52 year member of Iowa Federated Women's Club of Castana and Onawa; the Onawa Country Club; Cottonwood Creek Club; Duplicate Bridge Club; and a former member of the Hollister Legion Auxiliary in Mapleton.

She is survived by one son and wife, Warren and Adeline Uhl of Cherokee, Iowa; two daughters and their husbands, Evelyn and Ernest Stanislav of Rochester, Minnesota, and Wilma Jean and Gene Keitges of Camp Nelson, California; 18 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Casper; one daughter and her husband, Florine and Maurice Brenner; one granddaughter Carol Brenner Dobson; two sisters, Bonnie Ullrich and Mildred Collins; and one brother, Everett Chedester.

A Scripture Service followed by a Rosary were held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 29, 1999, at the Pearson Funeral Home, Onawa, Iowa, with Father Frank Nemmers officiating at the Scripture Service.

The Funeral mass was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at St. John Catholic Church, Onawa, Iowa, with Father Frank Nemmers, Mass Celebrant.

The organist was Mrs. Darrell Hewitt and the vocalist, Mr. Michael Stodden, sang the selections, "Amazing Grace" and "Ave Maria".

Honorary Bearers were Louis Brenner, Paul Brenner, Ralph Stanislav, Kenneth Stanislav, Joe Stanislav, Wilfred Uhl, Howard Uhl, Roger Collins, and Terry Uhl.

Active Casket Bearers were Larry Keitges, Robert Brenner, Dan Uhl, David Keitges, James Uhl, and David Brenner.

Interment was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Mapleton, Iowa, with Father Edmund Tiedeman officiating.

Arrangements were by Pearson Funeral Home, Onawa, Iowa.

Eddie Corley

Eddie Corley, age 55, of Langley, South Carolina, died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at HCA Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Services were 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 at Hatcher Funeral Home with the Revs. Finley Sizemore and Tom Anderson officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville, South Carolina.

He married Jane Halterman December 9, 1993. He was owner and operator of Corley's Construction for 30 years. He was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Jane of Langley; a son, Cole and his wife, Susan Corley of Gaffney, South Carolina; a daughter, Angel and her hus-band, Chip Jones of North Au-gusta, South Carolina; his stepfather, Harold McKinney of Langley; two brothers, H. Vernon Corley of St. Mary, Georgia and Marvin W. Corley of Wind-sor, South Carolina; two grand-children, Jessica and Larson Jones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Corley and Gladys Blackwell McKinney.

Pallbearers were Sam Whatley, Jr., Gerald Tice, Jr., Michael Corley, Ronald McNeely, Teddy Mills and Tony Smith.

Earl Krayenhagen

Earl Max Krayenhagen, Sr., age 64, of Battle Creek, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at his home in Battle Creek.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 9, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, with Reverend Daniel Torkelson officiating. Burial was at 1:00 p.m. Friday at St. Clair Cemetery in Ute, Iowa. Visitation was held at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek on Thursday.

Born July 11, 1934, in Rock Island, Illinois, Earl was the son of Arthur Max and Sophie May (Smith) Krayenhagen. Earl served his country during the Korean Conflict from 1953-1955. On July 14, 1958, he married Fern Barnes in Elk Point, South Dakota. Earl lived in the Battle Creek and Maple-ton area for most of his life, where he was a carpenter and farmer. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed gardening, watching hummingbirds, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Verna Krayenhagen and Irene Williams; and one brother, Everett Krayenhagen.

Survivors include his wife; two children and their spouses, Earl Jr. and Stacy Krayenhagen of Battle Creek and Susan and Neal Mann of Turin; 11 grand-children, Jason, Joshua, Ryan, Jessica, Jeremy, Lindsay, and Derek Krayenhagen, and Kimberly, Matthew, Breanna, and Evan Mann; one sister, Evelyn Burns and husband, Bob of Sanborn; two sisters-in-law, Violet Krayenhagen of Stockton, California and Fran Broderson and husband, Jim of Mapleton; a brother-in-law, Frank Williams of Ida Grove, and many nieces and nephews.

Merlin M. Petersen

Merlin M. Petersen, age 69, of Danbury died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Sioux City, Iowa.

Services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Midway, rural Battle Creek, Iowa, with Rev. Thomas Sabel officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, Midway, rural Battle Creek. Arlene Iverson was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and "For All the Saints Who From Their Labors Rest". A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Armstrong Chapel in Mapleton.

Merlin Marvin Petersen was born November 21, 1929, at Battle Creek, Iowa, the son of Tom A. and Clara (Jansen) Petersen. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church where he was an active lifelong member.

He graduated with the Anthon High School Class of 1948 where he participated in baseball and basketball.

On October 10, 1950, Merlin married Madjel K. Johnson of Maskely, Nebraska and began farming one mile west of the home farm as well as farming with his brothers in the Dan-bury and Midway areas. Though he suffered from the effects of glaucoma since his mid 20's, he remained an avid golfer as well as finding enjoyment in fishing, playing cards and dancing. He continued to farm until his eyes forced his retirement in the mid 70's but remained living on the farm until his death.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include two sons, Kirk and his wife, Vicki, and Greg, all of Danbury, Iowa; two daughters and their hus-bands, Keri and John Taylor of Norfolk, Nebraska and Kim and Larry Magnusen of Tampa, Florida; two brothers and their wives, Orville and Shirley Petersen of Danbury and Earl and Donna Petersen of Anthon, Iowa; and four grandchildren and one great-grandson, along with numerous other relatives, neighbors and very good friends.

Merlin was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Elmer and Harold (Lefty) along with one grandson, Mark Petersen.

Pallbearers were Justin Petersen, Stan Petersen, Tim Hupke, Don Hamann, Irv Walter and Ron Petersen.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.

Marie Maas

Marie Maas, age 82, of Mapleton died Wednesday, April 7, 1999, at Onawa, Iowa.

Services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 12, at Armstrong Chapel in Mapleton with Pastor Daniel Torkelson officiating. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mapleton.

Marie Amelia Johanna Maas was born January 28, 1917, in Crawford County, Charter Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Oswald and Anna (Wiegel) Zobel. On June 12, 1932, she was united in marriage to Glenn E. Maas at Ricketts, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Charter Oak and Mapleton, Iowa, areas until 1975 when they retired and moved to Ricketts. In 1986, they moved into Mapleton.

Marie was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton and the Ladies Aid there. She also sold Avon products for a number of years.

During her 60's Marie fulfilled her dreams of furthering her formal education by successfully completing the GED Program.

Those survivors left to cherish her memory include Glenn, her husband of 66 years; one son and his wife, Carl and Susie Maas of Mapleton, Iowa; two daughters and their hus-bands, Adeline and Val Kienast of Wayne, Nebraska and Betty and Milton Powell of Lawton, Iowa; two sisters, Clara Carlson of Denison, Iowa and Erna Green of Lawton, Iowa; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and a special friend of the family, Richard Pedersen of Missoula, Montana, along with many other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandsons.

Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton.

Clarence King

Clarence King, 80, of Worthington, Minnesota, died Sunday, March 28, 1999 at Worthington Regional Hospital.

Born May 11, 1918 in Charter Oak, Iowa, he was the son of William and Maud Fouts King. He married Helen Hamilton, August 2, 1971 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

He grew up in the Charter Oak area, then moved to Minnesota in the early 1930's and started farming. He started doing carpentry work in the 1940's. He lived in Bigelow for 21 years before moving to Worthington. After marriage, they continued to live in Worthington. He retired in 1980.

Surviving are his wife; one step-daughter, Carlotta Fox, Sioux City and one sister, Nellie Schwingdorf, Craig, Colorado.

Services were held at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Worthington and burial was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar, Iowa.