Funeral services for Adah Grube were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18 at the United Methodist Church in Cresco with Rev. Lewis Flanigan officiating.
Interment was in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Cresco. Lindstrom Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Adah, 96, died March 15, 2002 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, MN after a short illness.
Adah Ovieda Grube was born June 22, 1905 on a farm in Lodi Township in Mower County near LeRoy, MN, the daughter of Ole and Anna (Hatleberg) Vold. She attended a rural school and then the LeRoy Public Schools, graduating from high school in 1924. Following graduation she worked at the Mayo Clinic in Medical Records until her marriage.
On September 7, 1931 she married Leo P. Grube at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They lived in Mason City and Dubuque where her husband was employed as an auditor for DX Petroleum Oil Co. until moving to a farm north of Cresco in 1942 where she lived until 1977. She then moved to another rural home until 1989 when she moved to an apartment in Cresco where she resided until becoming a resident of the Evans Memorial Home in 1995.
In 2000, she and her sister, Olena Hendrickson were enrolled in the Centenarian Sibling Pair Study of the Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.
Adah was a member of the Cresco United Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, and reading.
She is survived by two daughters: Gaurdis Krider of LeMars and Dulcie Ollendieck of Cresco; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.
Adah was preceded in death by her husband in 1973; one son: Gary; one grandson; one step grandson; and five sisters.
Funeral services for Evelyn Dempewolf were held on Thursday, June 27 at Zion United Methodist Church, rural Cresco with Rev. Lewis Flanigan officiating.
Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Royal Dempewolf, Jason Dempewolf, Dan Dorn, Will Welch, Brent Bronner, and Gerald Keune. Lindstrom Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Evelyn, 82, died Monday, June 24, 2002 at the Regional Health Services of Howard County.
Evelyn Dempewolf was born November 15, 1919 on a farm east of Cresco, the daughter of Roy and Jennie (Davis) Dempewolf. When she was a year old her parents moved to a farm north of Cresco where she lived until their deaths in 1967 and 1968. She made her home with an aunt and uncle in Lime Springs until 1988 when she moved to a mobile home located on her sister's farm north of Cresco. She moved to the Evans Memorial Home in February of 1998.
She worked for a short time in Rochester as a housekeeper for a family and then at Mayo Women's Club and Mayowood. She also worked for a time at HECO in Harmony.
She is survived by two brothers: Virgil and Morris, both of Spring Valley, MN; and one sister: Irene Krueger of Cresco.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services for Jerry Schmitt of Stratford were held Friday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Rozellville, WI.
Rev. Thomas J. Rudolph officiated. Interment was in St. Andrew's Cemetery.
Jerry, 60, died Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at his home in the Town of Cleveland, WI following a courageous battle with cancer.
Jerry D. Schmitt was born January 7, 1940 in Chickasaw County, the son of Joseph and Christina (Kunt) Schmitt. He was a 1957 graduate of Notre Dame High School in Cresco. After his education he farmed with his parents in Iowa until he entered the United States Army, serving with the 101st Airborne Division from May 14, 1963, until his honorable discharge on September 9, 1964. He then returned to Iowa where he farmed with his brother, Arlo, until his marriage.
On October 15, 1966 he married Darlene Ruth Blahnik at St. Ignatious Catholic Church in Spring Valley, MN. After their marriage, the Schmitts dairy farmed in the Town of Cleveland, WI for 33 years until they sold their farm in the fall of 1999.
Survivors include his wife Darlene; five sons: Ally of Stratford, John of Wisconsin Rapids, Paul, Walt, and Jerry N. all of Stratford; four daughters: Debbie Bauman, Betsy Schmitt, Barbara Schmitt, and Carmen Schmitt all of Stratford; seven grandchildren; seven brothers: Raymond of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Walter of Edgar, Lester of Lime Springs, Joseph of Sarasota, FL, Robert of Harpers Ferry, George of Cresco, and Arlo of Mabel, MN; and three sisters: Marilyn Trappe of Monona, Delores Shileny of New Hampton and Joyce Mrachek of Cresco.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Edmund.
Funeral services for Wayne Thompson were held Sunday, September 10 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Cresco.
Rev. Gary K. Lee and Intern Gail Hermondson officiated. Interment will be at a later date at the Thompson Cemetery. Honorary pall bearers were: Eugene Novak, Arnold Kubalsky Byron Knox, Arnold Spier, Marvin Thompson, Arnold Skoda, Charles DeWalle, Donald Starks and Glen Ebenhoh. Pall bearers were: Todd Nauman, Ben Nauman, Brook Biggers, Bill Vaith, J.J. Knowles, Phil Wycoff and Allan Loney. Lindstrom Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Wayne, 76, died Wednesday, September 6, 2000 at his home.
Wayne Merle Thompson was born January 7, 1924 on the home farm, Steele Co. MN, the son of William and Synnevah (Tolefson) Thompson. He was baptized and confirmed at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, MN. Wayne attended a rural school through the 8th grade and graduated from Claremont High School. He farmed with his father on the home farm, which was a Minnesota Century Farm known as the Thompson homestead.
In 1946 Wayne and Norma Mork were married at Kenyon, MN. They continued to farm until back problems forced Wayne to make a change. Wayne and his family then moved to Cresco in 1960 when he joined the Archer Petroleum Corporation as a district manager for Northeast Iowa and Southern Minnesota. He later became division manager serving several states.
Wayne and Norma enjoyed a lot of time traveling the United States and Canada, and in 1981 they spent time in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, spending time visiting relatives in Norway.
He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife Norma; two daughters: Roxanne Nauman of Rochester, MN and Julie Wheeler of Loveland, CO; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one sister: Arlene Loney of Owatonna, MN.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Bernice Sorenson and Violet Vaith.
Funeral services for Lucille Johnson were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 23 at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Lime Springs.
The Rev. Tim Sir officiated. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Lime Springs.
Lucille Isabella Johnson was born February 25, 1903 in rural Chester the daughter of John Albert and Frances Cordelia (Smith) Johnson. She attended a rural school one through eighth grade and graduated from Lime Springs High School in 1921. She attended Carleton College, Iowa State College and received her B.A. from the State University of Iowa in 1932. She taught in rural schools and also taught in West Des Moines, Perry, Maynard, Cherokee and Mason City. She started the Special Education Program in Cherokee and started the Jr. High Program for Educable Mentally Retarded in Mason City in 1951 and taught there until her retirement in 1969. Lucille moved to Sumner in 1992. She entered Hillcrest Nursing Home in February of 1998 where she remained until her death on Thursday, April 19, 2001 at the age of 98 years.
Lucille was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association, life member of the Iowa State Education Association, a 50 year member of the WaTanYe Club, First Presbyterian Church, Alpha Delta Kappa, and a life member of the Pioneer Museum Historical Society.
Survivors include one brother: George of Chester; and two sisters: Mabel Rembold of Sumner and Nellie Miller of Chillicother, IL.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Allen; and one sister: Clarice Van Zante.
Private family graveside services were held at the Phillips Cemetery at Bonair.
Rev. Lewis Flanigan officiated. Lindstrom Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Deanna, 78, died Friday, September 8, 2000 at the Cresco Care Center.
Deanna Mabel Phillips was born January 17, 1922 in Ericson, NE, the daughter of Charles and Ella Millionee (Reineke) Boyles. She was the eldest of six children. In October of 1937 the family moved to Cresco, and she graduated from Cresco High School in 1939. Through the efforts of George Carroll, the high school principal, she received a full scholarship for nurses training at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, IL and she graduated in May of 1943.
On June 10, 1943 she married Richard Monroe Phillips in Yuma, AZ. Richard and Deanna lived in California, Arkansas, Iowa and Colorado returning to Iowa in 1954 where they operated a dairy farm until retirement in 1984.
Deanna joined the Methodist Episcopal Church as a teenager. In 1954 she became a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and she served as both local and District President and as a State Officer.
Survivors include four sons: Richard D. of Des Moines, William of Nevada, Neil of Buffalo, NY, and Bruce of Cresco; one daughter: Jerilyn Jean of Ramona, CA; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers: James of Guthrie Center, Russell of Woodward, CA, and Charles of Dallas Center; and one sister: Geraldine Danker of Woodward.
Deanna was preceded in death by her husband Richard; her parents; and one brother: Robert.
Funeral services for Arline Zdun of Prosper, MN were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak with Rev. Hans Floan officiating.
Interment was in Orleans Cemetery. Mengis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Arline, 82, died Thursday, March 21, 2002 at her home.
Arline C. Zdun was born September 20, 1919 in Cresco, the daughter of Andrew and Charlotte Scott. She graduated from Cresco High School.
On March 8, 1941 she married Casimir Zdun in Prosper. The couple lived in Prosper. Arline was a school teacher for many years in the Hesper, Ridgeway, and Bluffton areas and Casey operated the Prosper Garage from 1946 to 1981.
She was a member of the Burr Oak Lutheran Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Prosper Neighbors Club.
She is survived by her husband Casimir of Prosper.
Arline was preceded in death by her parents.
IONIA - Elihue Harold "Beek" Link, 74, of Ionia, passed away Friday morning, June 15, 2001, at North Iowa Mercy Health Center in Mason City of natural causes.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at St. John Evangelical Church, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, both in Charles City. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Chenoweth & Son Funeral Home in Nashua and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to the family or to the charity of your choice.
He was born in Chickasaw County on Jan. 29, 1927, the son of Elihu and Agnes (Jordan) Link. He attended Chickasaw country schools and graduated from Charles City High School in 1945. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and received the Army of Occupation, Good Conduct and W.W. II Victory medals.
He was united in marriage to Leona Florence Koeneke on Jan. 18, 1948, in Charles City. To this union five children were born. Leona passed away April 20, 1979. Beek was married to Leona Rowley on Sept. 18, 1982. She passed away in April 1990. Glenda Hildebrand and "Beek" were united in marriage on July 13, 1992, in Charles City.
"Beek" worked at the Charles City Livestock Exchange and was a self-employed cattle buyer and farmer. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and an associate member of Messiah Lutheran Church. He also was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose.
"Beek" is survived by his wife, Glenda; two sons and their spouses, E. Michael and Dee Link of Ionia and Greg and Edie Link of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; three daughters and their spouses, Linda and Normand Klemesrud of Charles City, Debbie and Mike Hayman of Bettendorf and Cindy Maag of LeClaire; seven stepchildren, Gloria Palmer of Mason City, Joanne Boyd of Loveland, Terri Allen of Cedar Falls, Karen Hagarty of Waterloo, Richard Tibbits of Charles City, Joyce Boehmer of Charles City and David Tibbits of Nashua; one brother, Louis Link of Iona; seven grandchildren, Nathaniel Klemesrud, Jason Klemesrud, Kari Prigge, Trevin Hayman, Alissa Maag, Courtney Maag and Ashley Maag; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Madison; and 15 step-grandchildren and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Leona (Koeneke) Link and Leona (Rowley) Link; his parents, Elihu and Agnes (Jordan) Link; one sister, Nellie Crooks; and one great-grandson, Parker Prigge.