Helen Munson, 82 of Fort Dodge, died Sunday, April 13, 2003 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. Paul G. Helmer officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City. Visitation will be from 4: to 8 p.m.Wednesday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.
Helen is survived by her husband, Amos Munson; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by his parents, John and Elsie Grant; brother and two sisters.
Helen Dorothy Grant was born November 4, 1920 in Renwick, Iowa. She attended country school near Renwick and later graduated from Drake University with a degree in Elementary Education. In January of 1940, Helen married Amos Munson. Helen has taught 3rd grade in Fort Dodge at Pleasant Valley Elementary School and Arey Elementary School.
She was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and various groups with in the church.
John G. Ely
John G. Ely, 90, Webster City
John George Ely, 90, Webster City, died Friday morning, April 11, 2003, at Southfield Wellness Community. John's body was cremated. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Vernon Lutheran Church near Dows. The Rev. Doug Tiffany will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in the Vernon Lutheran Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Carson Funeral Home in Dayton is in charge of arrangements.
John George Ely was born on April 17, 1912, the son of Roy and Minnie Wolber Ely on a farm in Boone County, Iowa. He attended rural schools in Boone County. Along with being a successful farmer, he also sold Oliver tractors, seed corn, and did custom farming. John was united in marriage to Martella Tingwald on Nov. 10, 1935 in Grimes, Iowa. The couple resided in Beaver and in 1937, moved to a farm south of Odgen. In 1952, they moved to a farm northeast of Blairsburg. Martella passed away on Sept. 17, 1998. John moved to Webster City in 1999.
He is survived by his daughter, Ila Marie Luhmann of Webster City; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Lynn Ely of Williams, and Randy and Belinda Ely of Webster City; grandchildren, Terry Luhmann, Dale and Donna Luhmann, Rodney Luhmann, Dennis Luhmann, Kimberly Luhmann, Neal Luhmann, Brian and Casey Kahl, Randy Kahl, David and Lisa Ely, and Scot Ely; 13 geat-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; brothers Ralph Ely and Earl and his wife Evelyn Ely of Boone; a sister, Irene Crowell of Ogden; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Martella. A son, John Eugene Ely, a great-grandchild, and three sisters.
Memorials may be directed to the discretion of the family.
Jeffrey Scott Lehman
Jeffrey Scott Lehman, 44, Webster City, died Friday, April 11, 2003 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with Revs. John Grebner and Doug Tiffany officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be at Foster Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. Monday and after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Jeffrey Scott Lehman, son of Harley and Esther Olson Lehman Jr., was born Dec, 27, 1958 in Britt, Iowa. The family lived in Titonka at the time and in 1963, moved to New Hampton where they lived for 4 years. In 1967, the family moved to Webster City. Jeff received his education at Webster City Schools, and graduated from Webster City High School in 1977. He attended Iowa Central Community College for 2 years, the University of Northern Iowa for one year and graduated from Iowa State in 1982 with a degree in accounting. He was employed at Nissen's Meat Processing in Webster City, prior to relocating to Sarasota, Fla. in 1983. While in Florida, he was employed as an apprentice accountant for Wellcraft Boat Company and later transferred to Winn-Dixie Grocery Warehouses. He returned to Webster City in 1993 due to his illness. Prior to hospitalization on March 6, he had been living at USA Healthcare Nursing Home in Urbandale since Sept. 2002.
Survivors are his mother; brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Heidi Lehman of Dallas, Texas; sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane and and Andrew Claude of West Des Moines, Valerie and Richard Rickert of Beach Park, Il; and Kristin and Don McKee of Webster City; nieces and nephews, Katherine, Willis and Evan Claude, Harleigh and Kyra McKee, and Brady Lehman.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harley Lehman Jr., grandparents Oscar and Mildred Olson and Harley and Esther Lehman Sr.
Jeff loved life and lived it to the fullest and had many and varied interests. During high school, Jeff was active in football, band and baseball. After high school, he participated in the Emerald Knights and Silver Spectrum Drum and Bugle Corps. He was an avid fisherman and loved to canoe the Boone River.
While he was ill, Jeff maintained an interest in car racing, cooking, sports and reading, and was able to begin the restoration of two old cars. Jeff lived long enough to know several of his nieces and nephews, and loved planning for family gatherings.
Minnie Timm, 88, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 2, 2003 at the Deupree Community Care Center at Cincinnati. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Travis Schmidt officiating. Burial was in the Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Foster Funeral Home.
Minnie Louise Zoske, daughter of Herman and Minna Maronn Zoske was born Jan. 29, 1915 at Hubbard, Ia. She received her education at Hubbard. On January 9, 1944 she married Carl Fred Timm at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church at Hubbard. The couple farmed in the Jewell-Webster City area. They retired from farming and moved to Webster City in 1955. She was a homemaker. Mr. Timm died May 10, 1978. She had resided in Ohio since December of 1999.
Mrs. Timm is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and David Kennedy of Mariemont, Oh.; Mary and Frank Pruismann of Belleville, Il.; Darlene and Bruce Mickelson of Naperville, Il.; Elaine and Joseph Kirchoff of Boone; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Wolf of Hampton; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Carl, Fred, and Bill Zoske; sisters, Alfreda Reinert, Betty Lettow, Margaret Winter, Frances Winter and Erna Heinzeroth.
She was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she was involved in many church activities.
Hilda Loux, 94, of Webster City, died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at Crestview Senior Living. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. John Grebner and Doug Tiffany officiating. Burial will be in the Grange Cemetery
at Honey Creek, Iowa. Visitation will be at the Foster Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Hilda Adelia Voss, daughter of Carl and Margretha Rebehn Voss was born Oct. 11, 1908 on a farm south of Logan, Iowa. She attended a rural school in Boomer Township of Pottawattamie County and BeeBeetown Consolidated School at BeeBeetown. She taught in rural schools in Pottawattamie County. On June 12, 1929, she married William Christians. The couple farmed in Pottawattamie County. In the early 1930's, they moved to a farm near Goldfield, then to a farm west of Woolstock. They later bought a farm northeast of Woolstock. Mr. Christians died Jan. 16, 1972 and she moved to Woolstock. On Dec. 4, 1976, she married Lawrence Elmer Loux at Woolstock. The couple resided at Webster City. Mr Loux died Sept. 5, 1996. She moved to Crestview in Sept. 1999.
She is survived by a niece, Shirley Noyes of Chicago, Il.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Nellie Mackland, Emma Voss and Helen Sorenson; brother, Arthur Voss.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and was involved in many church activities.
Emmet C. Kearney
Emmet C. Kearney, 92, Iowa Falls, died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church,with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Williams. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. with a scripture service at 7 p.m., at the church.
Robert “Bob” Dean Danielson
Robert “Bob” Dean Danielson of Lakeville, MN passed away on June 29, 2003, following an accident. Bob, a wonderful man, touched the lives of many people. Bob will be dearly missed by his wife, Mary. They enjoyed 18 wonderful years together.
Bob will also be missed by his parents, John and Shirley; brothers John Jr (Barb), Tom (Cindy), Larry (Irene) and Randy (Carla); and sister, Rita.
Also missing Bob will be his mother and father-in-law; brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews; dear friends; and his faithful canine companions, Snookums and Duchess.
Patsey R. Wells
Patsey R. Wells, of Webster City, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at the Hamilton Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the foster Funeral Home with Rev. Duane LaCock officiating. There will be no visitation.
Pat R. Wells, 72 of Webster City, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at the Hamilton Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home with Rev. Duane LaCock officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service.
Patsey Ruth Jones, daughter of Jesse and Etter Petty Jones, was born Oct. 2, 1030 at Waco, TX. She received her education at Bakersfield, CA. On Jan. 17, 1956, she married Francis Lee Wells at Downey, CA. The couple resided at Webster City. She had been employed at Modern Cleaners, McMurray Hatchery for 20 years and the Video Store as manager. She retired in 1987.
Mrs. Wells is survived by her husband, Lee; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Donald Bucci of Brighton, CO; Lana-Chere and Gary Briggs of Webster City; Debora and Douglas Knudson of Olivia, MN; step-daughter, Beverly Wells of san Bernardino, CA; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother, Gordon Jones of Lamont, CA; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and three brothers.
She was a former member of the First Baptist Church and a member of the Women of the Moose.
Charlotte A. Schumacher
Charlotte A. Schumacher, 97, of Fort Dodge, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Trinity Regional Memorial Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2003, at 9:15 a.m. in the chapel of Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home and 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Duncombe with the Rev. Lynn Bruch officiating at the Mass of the Christian Burial. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery
in Duncombe. Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Friday where there will be a rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a vigil for the deceased at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home.
She is survived by her sons-Robert of Ackley, Gerald of Clare, and Richard of New Virginia; daughters, Norma Doyle of Fort Dodge, Mary Sue Brighi of Greely, CO, and Sharyn Trask of Webster City; 37 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great grandchildren.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents Albert and Sara Duffy McCoy, and 10 brothers and sisters.
Charlotte A. McCoy was born on June 26, 1906 in Williams, IA. She was raised and educated in Webster City. In 1929, Charlotte was united in marriage to Carlisle Schumacher at St. Thomas Church in Webster City and the couple established their home on a farm near Woolstock. In 1937, they moved to a farm near Duncombe where they farmed until retiring in 1968. Carlisle "Curly" passed away on Feb. 25, 1985. She continued to live in rural Duncombe until moving to the Marian Home in 1999. Charlotte was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Duncombe. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
Nicole JoAnn Loder
Nicole JoAnn Loder, infant daughter of Kevin and Jennifer Loder, was born Saturday, July 26, 2003 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, and died shortly after birth. Private family services were held Friday, August 1with burial in the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are her parents of Waterloo; identical twin sister, Alexis Ann Loder; paternal grandparents Barb and Gary Loder, Webster City; and maternal grandparents, John and Joan Dane of La Porte City.
Memorials may be directed to the Children's Miracle Network.
Myrtle Bjerkestrand, 89, Story City, a former Radcliffe resident, died Sunday, July 27, 2003 at Bethany Manor in Story City. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, 2003. The first service will be held at 10 a.m. at Bethany Manor in Story City, and then a service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Radcliffe. Myrtle Bjerkestrand will be buried at Rose Grove Cemetery, rural Williams. There will be no visitation. Boeke Funeral Home in Radcliffe has charge of the arrangements.
Myrtle Olivian Nosback was born August 12, 1913 in Carpio, ND to Nels and Bertha Halsne Nosback. She was raised on the homestead near Aneroid, Saskatchewan, Canada. She received her education at South Pinto country school and Aneroid High School. While visiting her uncle's farm near Williams, she met Alvaun Hoversten and they were married at Aneroid in 1937. They farmed near Williams and Alden until his death in 1952. Myrtle remained on the farm and raised her family by upholstering furniture, sewing, and managing the farm. In 1959, she married Joseph Bjerkestrand of Radcliffe. Following Joe's death in 1995, she moved in 1996 to Story City and lived with her eldest daughter, Lorna, until she entered Bethany Manor in 2001. Myrtle's special interests were her family, quilting, gardening, church work, and flower arranging. She will long be remembered for her creativity and generous spirit.
Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Orville. She is survived by two sisters, Judith Corbin and Anne (George) Gabrielson, plus three nephews, a niece and 11 great-and four great-great nieces and nephews, all of Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada; three daughters, Lorna Hoversten of Story City; Linda (Noel) Singer, Webster City, and their children, Jason of Salt Lake City, Utah, Karla of Minneapolis, Minn., and Keith (Nikki Allen) of Denver; Sylvia (Steven) Minear of Kansas City, Kan., and their sons, Marc and Clinton, Emporia, Kan. She is also survived by two stepdaughters, Joan (Charles) Gangstad of Clarion, Tom, Jim and Nicholas; and Naomi (Robert) Bagley of Oakdale, Minn., Nathan, Paul, Joel, Ruth, Lisa, and eighteen step-great-grandchildren.
Thelma Bentley Jensen
Thelma Bentley Jensen, 84, Webster City, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003 at Hamilton Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Foster Funeral Home with Rev. Travis Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and prior to the service on Friday. A full obituary will be printed in Wednesday's Freeman-Journal.