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Obituaries from September 2009

Fabian M. Halder (09/29/09)
In loving memory of Fabian M. Halder, services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, with celebrant Rev. Peter Nguyen. Visitation will be Tuesday after 4 p.m. with a Parish Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven...
Berl V. Goff (09/29/09)
Funeral services for Berl V. Goff, 90, of Lincoln, Neb., will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at United Methodist Church of Ruthven. Rev. Roger Maize will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place in Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven. Military services will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 33 of Ruthven...
Mary E. Grothaus (09/29/09)
Mary E. Grothaus, 90, of West Frankfort, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, at Herrin Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1919, in Eldorado, Ill. to Charles Snedecor and Lena (Yates) Snedecor. Survivors include a son, Chuck Grothaus of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughter, JoLynn Falline and husband, Brian of Kansas City, Kansas; grandchildren: Kayla Grothaus, Evan Grothaus, Christine Falline and Renee Falline; two great-grandchildren; two sisters: Dorothy Maxwell and Esther Bixler - both of West Frankfort; a brother, Charles and wife, Lillie Snedecor of Hobart, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.. ...
Mildred Fredricks (09/26/09)
Mildred J. Fredricks, 100, of Marathon, Ia., died on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at the St. Luke Lutheran Home at Spencer, Ia. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Marathon. Burial will be in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City, Ia. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Marathon is in charge of the arrangements...
Dr. Larry Anderson (09/26/09)
Dr. Larry Anderson, age 72, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Naples, Fla. Born Sept. 8, 1937, in Thompson, Ia., Larry was the son of Leonard and Lucy (Saunders) Anderson. He attended Thompson High School before moving on to the University of Iowa where he graduated from dental school in 1962. ...
Nellie C. Sundblad (09/25/09)
Nellie C. Sundblad, 94, of Sioux Rapids, died on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer. Nellie Clarine Halverson, the daughter of Bennie A. and Rena (Hanson) Halverson, was born in Barnes Township, near Linn Grove on March 31, 1915. Nellie lived her youth and received her education in Linn Grove and Sioux Rapids, graduating from Sioux Rapids High School in 1933. Nellie continued her education at Buena Vista College where she received her two-year degree in education...
Eileen Mary Molitor (09/24/09)
In Loving Memory of Eileen Mary Molitor, March 1, 1921 to Sept. 21, 2009. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven, Iowa on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, 10:30 a.m. Celebrant is Rev. Peter Nguyen. Music will be provided by Darrell Weishaar, organist and Margaret Molitor, vocalist...
Dr. Larry Anderson (09/24/09)
Dr. Larry Anderson, 72, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 in Naples, Fla. Born Sept. 8, 1937 in Thompson, Iowa, Larry was the son of Leonard and Lucy (Saunders) Anderson. He attended Thompson High School before moving on to the University of Iowa where he graduated from dental school in 1962. ...
Nancy Arrena Ebert (09/24/09)
In loving memory of Nancy Arrena Ebert, Feb. 22, 1921-Sept. 19, 2009. Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Sutherland, Ia. Pastor Leroy Riemer officiated. Jan Ebel was the organist and Karen Dardar was the soloist. Congregational hymns included: "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," "Go My Children, With My Blessing" and a solo of "The Lord's Prayer."...
Suzanne R. Simington (09/24/09)
In Loving Memory of Suzanne R. Simington, June 9, 1944-Sept. 20, 2009, a private family graveside service will be held a Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009. Clergy will be Rev. Larry Burns. The music selection will be "Sissy Song" by Alan Jackson...
William 'Bill' Gruhn (09/22/09)
Services for Mr. William "Bill" Gruhn, 96, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Rev. Jeff Filkins will officiate the service. Interment will take place in Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley. Julie Back will be the organist and Gary Klett will be the soloist...
Zelda Faye Metz (09/19/09)
Zelda Faye Metz, age 89, of Spencer and formerly of Tama, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at the St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. Funeral Services were held Thursday, Sept. 17, at Living Faith United Methodist Church in Tama with Pastor Jerry Avise-Rouse officiating. Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama...
Donald F. Gajewski (09/17/09)
Donald F. Gajewski, 56, of Sioux Rapids, died on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at his home in Sioux Rapids. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. Burial took place in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids...
Harold 'Bud' Jenkins (09/17/09)
Harold "Bud" Jenkins, 74, of Spencer, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was born on Nov. 16, 1934, in Fulton, Mich., to Charles and Nina Jenkins. Bud graduated from high school in Vicksburg, Mich., where he excelled in football and tennis. It was there where he met his high school sweetheart, Deborah Southworth and they were united in marriage in 1956...
James B. Johnson (09/15/09)
James B. Johnson, 92, of Spencer and formerly of Spirit Lake, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Spencer Municipal Hospital following a brief illness. James Benjamin Johnson was born Jan. 4, 1917, in Dalton, Neb., to Thomas Jefferson Johnson and Myrtle Belle (Jordon) Johnson. James grew up in Holden, Missouri along with his sister, Frances (Snelson) and brother Ralph...
Alvin 'Al' Johnson (09/10/09)
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin "Al" Johnson, 81 of Spencer, were held Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber officiated the service. Interment took place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mr. Johnson passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer...
Ethel Dean (09/10/09)
Memorial services for Mrs. Ethel Dean, 84, of Spencer, formerly of Wheatland, will be held at 4 p.m. today at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Wheatland. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate. There will be no visitation. Private burial will take place at a later date...
Eleanor Barry (09/10/09)
Funeral services for Eleanor Barry, 88 of Peterson, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at United Methodist Church in Royal. Rev. Roger Maize and Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins will officiate the service. Jim Warren will be the soloist; Sue Brugman will be the organist; and solos will include: "Amazing Grace," "Just As I Am," and "In The Garden."...
Norman Theodore Miller (09/10/09)
Norman Theodore Miller, 76, of Bluff City, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. He was born on Monday, June 12, 1933, in Mitchell, S.D., to the late Holger and Emma Millage Miller. He received his master's degree from South Dakota State University, was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Phyllis Ann Richards (09/08/09)
Funeral services for Phyllis Ann Richards, 65, of Decatur, Neb., were held Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, 10:30 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ Decatur Restoration Branch, Decatur, Neb. Rev. Dale Smith, High Priest, and Gene Smith, Elder officiated the service...
Arlene E. Holler (09/05/09)
Arlene E. Holler, 89, of Spencer, Ia., and former longtime Linn Grove area resident passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at the St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer, Iowa Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove, Ia...
Stephen K. (Steve) Graff (09/05/09)
Stephen K. (Steve) Graff of Spirit Lake, IA, died Sept. 3 in the Hospice Care Unit at the Spencer Municipal Hospital. He was 59. The Turner Funeral Home in Spirit Lake is in charge of arrangements. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m and again at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 7, at the funeral home. Visitation with family and friends will precede and follow the services...
Lloyd Triggs (09/04/09)
Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd Earl Triggs, 83, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Esther M. Kummerfeldt (09/04/09)
Visitation will be Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven for Esther M. Kummerfeldt who passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at Ruthven Community Care Center at the age of 96. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Steve Ellerbusch will officiate the 11 a.m. service. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is handling the arrangements...
Francis 'Andy' Anderson (09/04/09)
Funeral services for Mr. Francis "Andy" Anderson, 86, of Royal, were held Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service. Interment took place in Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal. Mr. Anderson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Spencer Hospital...
Donna Norgaard (09/04/09)
Funeral services for Mrs. Donna Rae Norgaard, 77, of Spencer, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Living Word Church in Spencer. Rev. Alan Dean will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Patrick 'Pat' James Gibson (09/03/09)
Funeral services for Patrick "Pat" James Gibson, 73, of Dickens, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 3, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer, Iowa. The Rev. William Schreiber will officiate. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Ayrshire...
Alyssa Vanderhoff (09/01/09)
Alyssa Jo Vanderhoff, 15, of Marathon, passed away Aug. 27, 2009, in rural Marathon. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sioux Central Community School gymnasium. Interment will be at the Logan Township Cemetery in Gillett Grove...
Mary Ellen Lyster Deverell (09/01/09)
Mary Ellen (Lyster) Deverell, 86, of Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Storm Lake. A private family service will be held. Entombment will be in the Riverside Mausoleum at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mary Ellen Lyster was the seventh child born to Gus and Lena (Swanson) Lyster on March 17, 1923, at home near Webb. Mary was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith. Mary went to grade school at Cornell School and graduated from Schaller High School in 1940...
Ruby Mildred Fitzloff (09/01/09)
Funeral services for Ruby Mildred Fitzloff, 91, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service. Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer...
Alma Lois Stienstra (09/01/09)
Graveside services for Alma Lois Stienstra, 85, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery. Following the graveside service, there will be a time for lunch and fellowship at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer...