ANN MARIE LIEVROUW
ST. ANSGAR - Ann Marie Lievrouw, 87, of St. Ansgar, died Monday (June 21, 1999) at the Good Samaritan Center, St. Ansgar.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Ansgar Catholic Church, St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Joseph Schneider officiating. Burial will be in St. Ansgar Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. on Thursday until time of services at the St. Ansgar Catholic Church.
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, is in charge of arrangements.
Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, (515) 736-4920.
CHRISTIAN W. H. LINDLOFF
SHEFFIELD - Christian W. H. Lindloff, 90, of Sheffield, passed away on Sunday (June 20, 1999) at the Sheffield Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Zion-St. John Lutheran Church, in Sheffield, with the Rev. Kent Mechler officiating. Burial will be in Westfork Cemetery, rural Sheffield.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Grarup Funeral Home, Sheffield.
Christian W. H. Lindloff was born on Oct. 17, 1908, the son of William and Ida (Dohrmann) Lindloff, on the family farm outside of Latimer. He attended country school and received his 8th grade education. Following school, he started working for various farmers in the area before moving to Minnesota, where he continued in the same type of work.
He was united in marriage to Edna Halma on Nov. 27, 1938, in Sheffield and they made their home farming in the North Iowa area until moving into Sheffield on Sept. 17, 1970. Christian enjoyed doing yard work, growing a garden, in which he took great pride in the size of potatoes that he grew, playing cards, Yatzhee, dominos and other games. Reading was another pastime that he enjoyed especially reading his Bible and doing his devotions. Spending time with his grandchildren was an activity that he always enjoyed.
He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Welch and her husband Larry, of Marble Rock and Marcia Schwartz and her husband, Donald, of Mason City; three sons, Richard and his wife, Donna, of Clarksville; Raymond and his wife, Linda, of Mason City; and Edwin and his wife, Thelma, of Mason City; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leona Buss, of Sheffield and Alberta Crandall, of Hampton; two sisters-in-law, Mary Myers, of Rockford and Helen Knapp, of Hampton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, three sons, one daughter, three brothers, and two sisters.
Grarup Funeral Home, (515) 892-4241.
ANNETTA A. BACH
BRISTOW - Annetta A. Bach, 78, of Bristow, died Monday (June 21, 1999) at the Allen Memorial Hospital, in Waterloo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greene, with Monsignor Walter Brunkan officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Parkersburg.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Reid's Funeral Chapel, in Greene, with a 7:30 p.m. Rosary conducted by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, followed by an 8 p.m. Scripture wake service.
LAKE MILLS - Lyle Horvei, 69, formerly of the Lake Mills area, died Monday (June 21, 1999) at the Regional Medical Center of Northeast Arkansas, Jonesboro, Ark.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Mittelstadt Funeral Home, in Lake Mills.
Mittelstadt Funeral Home, (515) 592-0221.
NORMA LUCILLE LAUEN
MASON CITY - Norma Lucille Lauen, 83, of 124 S. Hampshire Place, died Monday (May 31, 1999) at the Good Shepherd Care Center.
Memorial services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 1999, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Nils C. "Chris" Hellevik officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.
The family will greet friends immediately following the Memorial Service in Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church.
There will be no visitation. Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Good Shepherd Care Center for the benefit of the residents, Opportunity Village or the Alzheimer's Association, in her memory.
Norma Lucille Lauen was born Nov. 25, 1915, in Ellendale, Minn., to Lars and Therese Marie (Thompson) Hetland. At a young age, her family moved to Mason City, where she graduated from high school in 1933.
On Dec. 27, 1945, she married Marvin A. Lauen in Mason City. They made their home on a farm near Manly. In addition to helping on the farm, Norma worked as the office manager for Drs. O'Brien and Alcorn for more than 44 years before her retirement. Norma was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City, where she served on the church board, church choir, altar guild and many other service groups through the years. She served the Class of 1933 on the records and reunion staff until 1994.
Norma was an outstanding left handed bowler. As a member of the Women's Bowling Association, she had many league, team, double, single and state-wide championships as well as the 600 club and the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
Norma and Marvin Lauen were known for their love for God, each other, their church, their neighbors and community.
Norma's family includes one brother, Richard L. Hetland and his wife, Ynez, of Winchester, Va.; one brother-in-law, Harry Lauen and his wife, Lois, of St. Paul, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Marie Lauen, of Belmond; nieces, Susan Oliver and husband, Timothy, of Blacksburg, Va., and son, Seth, Jeanette Lewis Merijanian, of Huntsville, Ala., and her children, Randy, Lori, Greg and John; nephews, Richard Hetland and his wife, Flor, of Pocatello, Idaho, and their daughters, Marisa, Rikki and Brenda, Gary Hetland and his wife, Sharon, of Stephens City, Va., and their children, Christopher and Catherann, Daniel Hetland and his wife, Jill, of Cross Junction, Va., and their daughter, Courtney, and Jerry Lee Hetland, of Wichita, Kan.; and other nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin, in 1998; two brothers, Herman and Earl; and four sisters, Ruth, Myrtle, Gladys and June.
The family wished to express their thanks and appreciation to the caregivers of Good Shepherd Health Care for the attentive and loving care Norma received over the past three years.
Major Erickson Funeral Home, (515) 423-0924.
RUTH W. JOHNSON
BUFFALO CENTER - Funeral services for Ruth W. Johnson, 93, of Buffalo Center, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center, with Pastor Bill Peake officiating. Burial will be at Olena Mound Cemetery, Buffalo Center.
The visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Winter Funeral Home, Buffalo Center, and one hour before service at the church.
Ruth Wilhelmina Johnson was born April 24, 1906, to Herman and Bertha (Huehn) Balvance at Eldora. On Dec. 21, 1927, Ruth was united in marriage to Jake Johnson at Buffalo Center. This union was blessed with three children, Dorothy, Donald and Arla. Together they farmed the same farm until Jake's passing in 1958. Ruth then moved to a house in Buffalo Center.
In June of 1972, she moved out to the Ites farm to live with Arla, Duane and Karen. She had lived with the Ites family until her health began to fail in April of 1999. After a stay in the hospital, Ruth moved in to the Timely Mission Nursing Home at Buffalo Center. She was a resident there until her passing on June 22, 1999. Ruth was a confirmed member of the First Reformed Church of Buffalo Center for more than 69 years.
Ruth is survived by her three children, Dorothy Bader and her husband, Robert, of San Bernardino, Calif., Donald and his wife, Crystal, of Buffalo Center and Arla Ites of Buffalo Center; five grandchildren, Diana Bader of San Bernardino, Calif., Sheryl Johnson of Minneapolis, Eldon Johnson of Buffalo Center, Duane Ites and his wife, Sally, of Spirit Lake, and Karen Carstens and her husband, Duane, of Hampton; also two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Carly Ites; one brother, Lawrence Balvance and his wife, Edna, of Buffalo Center; and a sister-in-law, Jo Balvance, of Buffalo Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jake; infant twin brother and sister; two sisters, Marie Heyes and Sylvia Goetz; two brothers, Ruben Balvance and Raymond Balvance; and son-in-law, Marvin Ites.
ROBERT GERALD TIBBITS
MANLY - Robert Gerald Tibbits, 73, formerly of Manly, died Tuesday (June 22, 1999) at the Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Old Stone United Methodist Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Richard Pippert officiating. Burial will be in Rock Falls Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the Manly American Legion Post #110.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Robert Gerald Tibbits was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Rock Falls, the son of William Earnest and Gladys (Morse) Tibbits. He married Gladys Marie Harbeson on Aug. 10, 1947, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua.
Robert attended school in the Rock Falls, Plymouth and Clear Lake areas. At an early age he loved helping on the family farm. He served as a motor machinist mate in the Navy during World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific.
In addition to farming, Robert did seasonal work at the Mason City sugar beet plant and operated a trucking business building Interstate 35. He also worked as a millwright and owned and operated Bob's Downtown Tap in Manly.
He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, traveling, reading and raising animals. He was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Manly American Legion, a member of the Carpenters and Millwright Union and a past member of the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Tibbits, Pleasant Hill; three children, Christy Moore and her husband, James, Runnells, Robert W. Tibbits and his wife, Tricia, Osage, and Melody Cook and her husband, David, Des Moines; 10 grandchildren, Brent Moore and his wife, Kathy, West Hill, Calif., Shannon and Ryan Moore, both of Runnells, Robin Walker and her husband, Chad, Prole, Travis Tibbits and his wife, Dawn, Mason City, Rachel and Raedel Tibbits, both of Osage, and Carmen, Crystal and Kyle Cook, all of Des Moines; six great-grandchildren; 10 brothers and sisters, Lawrence Tibbits, Clear Lake, Betty Lane, Manly, June Fredrickson, Mason City, Phyllis Gericke, Cedar Falls, Clarice Skyles, Portland, Ore., Marlys Pederson, Des Moines, Marlene Jenkins, Longmont, Colo., Wally Davies, Manly, Edward Davies, Mason City, and Gladys Krahenbuhl, Osage; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donnie, Ronnie and Marvin Tibbits; and one sister, JoAnn Frank.
Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, (515) 423-2372.
MARIAN R. FURLEIGH
VENTURA - Marian R. Furleigh, Ventura, died Wednesday (June 23, 1999) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.
A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, at the United Methodist Church, Ventura, with the Rev. Paul Hasel officiating. Inurnment will be at the Ventura Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, 101 N. Fourth St., Clear Lake.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Hospice of North Iowa.
Marian was born May 28, 1932, in Mason City, the daughter of Gerald and Ann (Gerdes) Stepleton. She graduated from Ventura High School in 1950. She grew up on the Lake and worked for her grandparents at the Willow Inn, Ventura. In 1965 she moved to Oelwein, where she raised her family.
She worked at the Eagles Club, Hickory Grove Golf Course, Foursome Golf Course and the bowling alley. When she moved back to Ventura, she operated the Viking Drive Inn and Muskie Lounge in 1985-86. In 1987 she became a House Mom at sororities and fraternities at Iowa State University for 11 years, for the ATO fraternity the past eight years. The past eight summers, she cooked at the Red Arrow Camp, Woodruff, Wis.
She always saw the silver lining in everything and enjoyed wherever she was. Marian was famous for her potato salad and desserts. She enjoyed cooking and loved all sports. She loved kids and there was always time for them. She will be remembered as a big Cub fan.
Marian is survived by her three children, Mike Furleigh, of Clear Lake, Pat Furleigh and his wife, Karen, of Des Moines, and Kaye Furleigh, of Fort Dodge; two sisters, Carol Mahrenholz and her husband, Jerry, of Athens, Ga., and Ginny Coe and her husband, Frosty, of Ventura; one brother, Chuck Stepleton, of Ventura; eight grandchildren, Lori Fischer, Christopher Harkin, Melinda Harkin, Jeremy Flanders, Allison Berber, Nicholas Furleigh, Brandon Furleigh, and Noah Furleigh; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Pat Stepleton.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, (515) 357-2193.