Aleda Stief, 96, of Aurelia, Iowa, and formerly of Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at the Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 6, 2009, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Interment took place at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake.
Aleda Lillia Ida Roggow, the daughter of Henry W. and Louisa M. (Golnitz) Roggow, was born in Spring Township, Cherokee County, on Jan. 2, 1913. She lived her youth in that area and received her education through the ninth grade at Spring Township country schools.
Aleda was united in holy matrimony to Clifford Carl Frank Stief on Oct. 11, 1940, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Aurelia, and this marriage was blessed with three children: Bernard, Beverly and Wendell. From 1940 until 1961, Clifford and Aleda were engaged in farming in Spring Township. In April of 1962, they moved to Storm Lake and both of them were employed at Schaegar Produce where Aleda was an egg candler. Following her employment with Schaegar's, Aleda served as a personal attendant for Mrs. Bye who resided at the Methodist Manor. Aleda then worked in various positions at Gene's Cakes and Pastries and her last employment was with Bomgaars in Storm Lake, where she retired in 1971.
She was a faithful member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Storm Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford; her daughter-in-law: Pauline Stief; and three sisters: Rosena Pingel, Erna Stief and Irene Sump.
Aleda is survived by her children: Bernard Stief and wife, Irene of Cherokee, Beverly Shelton and husband, Robert of Spencer, and Wendell Stief and his wife, Jackie, of Storm Lake; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.