Obituaries: Week of July 23, 2012

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Jacob Warren “Jake” Taenzler, 82, of Glenwood, IA entered into eternal rest on July 16, 2012 in Bellevue, NE. He was born April 23, 1930 in Humeston, IA to Rev. Jacob Warren & Mary Wilhemena (Heer) Taenzler.

Jake graduated from Glenwood High School in 1948. He faithfully served his country in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Jake was united in marriage to Barbara Joan Goy on Feb. 18, 1953 in Glenwood, IA. To this union four children were born, Christine, Jeffrey, John and Susan. Jake was employed with Burlington Northern Railroad and operated Jake Taenzler Electric.

Jake was a jovial person and enjoyed telling jokes and stories to his family and friends. It was said that he never met a stranger. He was an avid fisherman and camper and was well known by his Boy Scout troops for his adventurous winter campouts. Jake was also a devoted Nebraska fan. His family & friends will treasure the many fond memories shared with Jake.

Preceding Jake in death were his parents and siblings, Bob Taenzler, Pat Lipsett, Mary Potts and Betty Smith. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Taenzler of Glenwood, IA; children, Christine Jo & husband Randy Krecklow of Humboldt, IA; Jeffrey Warren & wife Missy Taenzler of San Antonio, TX; John Jacob & wife Tamie Taenzler of Audubon, PA; Susan Barbara & husband Shannon Bolan of Grand Island, NE; 8 grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis Harold of Glenwood, IA: Margaret Hart of Atlantic, IA; Julie Schneckloth of Bellevue, NE; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

Interment will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Glenwood Fire Dept., Boy Scouts, Glenwood Public Library or the First Christian Church.

Becky Sue Willis, 59 of Glenwood, Iowa entered into eternal rest July 22, 2012 at her home in Glenwood. She was born August 29, 1952 in The Dalles, Oregon to Darrell & Jane Harriet (West) Willis.

Becky attended Bible Baptist Church in Glenwood. She enjoyed flower gardening and adored her cats.

Preceding Becky in death were her parents. She is survived by Uncle Wilbur and Aunt Eileen Stephens of St. Joseph, Missouri; Aunt Deonna Peterson of Glendale, Arizona; several cousins, extended relatives; her church family and many friends.

Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society or Bible Baptist Church.
Visitation:
Thursday, July 26, 2012
6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA 51534

Service:
Friday, July 27, 2012
10:30 AM
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA 51534

Lexis Dawn Zeibig, 4 months of Glenwood, IA, passed away July 16, 2012 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA.

Survived by parents, Stephen and Jennifer; siblings; and other relatives.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood with family present to receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

No services are scheduled.

Memorial may be directed to the family.

Obituaries: Week of June 25- July 16, 2012

July 16, 2012 in Obituaries

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Everett “Corky” Blackman, 80, Everett Eugene Blackman, the youngest of eight children of Josie Myrle (Plumb) and Clarence LeRoy Blackman, was born on March 13, 1932 on the family farm west of Malvern, Iowa. Fondly known as “Corky”, he grew up in the Hillsdale neighborhood near Malvern and attended Hillsdale Country School through the 8th grade. In 1950, he graduated from Tabor High School in Tabor, Iowa. Following school while Corky farmed, he also worked as a farm hand, shelled corn, and drove truck for packing plants in Tabor and in Omaha, Nebraska. Later on in years, while still farming, Cory also worked as the farm operation manager at the Glenwood State School until his retirement.

Corky and Etta Ruth Davis were married on March 23, 1951 in Malvern, Iowa. They lived on farms in the Malvern and Tabor areas, and in 1963, they purchased a farm, just a half-mile from Corky’s birth place. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Kenneth Eugene, Barbara JoAnn, and Carol Jean.

Corky was a member of the Hillsdale United Methodist Church and the Knights of the Pythian Lodge 295 of Tabor. As a young man, he enjoyed roller-skating, playing softball and baseball, and was very athletic during high school. He and Ruth loved to dance, play cards in the neighborhood card club, and supported their children in school activities and events. Later in life, Corky also enjoyed woodworking. He especially loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, who were his pride and joy.

Corky and Ruth were married 57 years, when Ruth died on October 25, 2008. Corky passed away on July 15, 2012 at the Hospice with Heart in Glenwood, at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 2 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife Ruth; infant twin sisters, Gladys Louise and Grace Lucille; brothers, Harold “Blackie” Blackman and wife Wilma, Floyd Blackman and wife Katie, Wayne Blackman and wife Marjorie, and Donald “Skeets” Blackman and wife Lucille; and sister Edna “Sis” Powles and husband Lyle.

Corky is survived by his son Kenneth Blackman and wife Kathy of Red Oak, IA; daughters, Barb Corey and husband Ron of Corning, IA, and Carol Stane and husband Victor of Silver City, IA; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Helen Davis of Council Bluffs, IA; brothers-in-law, Willard “Bill” Davis and wife Mary, and Larry Davis and wife Mary, all of Glenwood; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and a host of friends.

A memorial fund has been established.

Interment in the Malvern Cemetery.

Visitation

Loess Hills Funeral Home – Glenwood
July 17, 2012, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Service

Loess Hills Funeral Home – Glenwood
July 18, 2012, 10:30 AM

Georgia Lee (Morrison) Daffron, 58 of Glenwood, IA, entered into eternal rest on July 1, 2012 at her home in Glenwood. She was born September 9, 1953 in Denver, CO to Eugene Albert and Beverly Sue (Nichols) Morrison. Georgia graduated from Glenwood High School with the Class of 1972. She was united in marriage to Oran Daffron on Aug. 21, 1980 in Glenwood, IA.

Georgia was employed with the Glenwood Resource Center as a Physical Therapist Assistant until her retirement in 2010. She was a member of the F.O.E and several bowling leagues throughout the years. She enjoyed planting flowers and being outdoors. Her grandchildren were all very special to her and she loved taking them bowling and spending time with them as much as possible. Georgia also had a good time going on shopping trips with her girlfriends. Her family shared that she was an awesome wife, mom and grandma. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Preceding Georgia in death was her sister, Norma Williams and grandson, Alex Roberts. She is survived by her husband Oran Daffron; children, Brandi & Todd Roberts; Jennie Roenfeld and Tony Teegarden; Courtney and Edwin Rogers; Erin Neal and Nick White all of Glenwood, IA; 12 grandchildren; parents, Gene and Sue Morrison of Glenwood, IA; siblings, John and Pam Morrison of Glenwood, IA; Patricia Wheeler of Langdon, ND; brother-in-law, Craig Williams of Glenwood, IA; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

A memorial fund has been established.

Interment will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Sgt. Major Roger Dean Durick, Ret., age 90 of Glenwood, Iowa, passed away on July 10, 2012 at Jeannie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Private services with military honors will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. There are no local services. Loess Hills Funeral Home of Glenwood assisted the Durick family with arrangements.

Roger was one of two sons of Hazel (Hoyt) and Samuel Durick, born on March 4, 1922 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He graduated from high school in 1940. Roger enlisted and served in the United States Coast Guard for 5 years. He enlisted and served in the United States Army for 18 years.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Samuel “Jerry” Durick.

Roger is survived by his wife Jean Durick of Glenwood; daughters and son-in-law, Cheryl Manning of Washington State, Penny and Ed Walther of Marysville, Washington, and Becky Saad of San Diego, California; sons and daughter-in-law, Sam and Charlotte Durick of Fallbrook, California, and Mike Durick and special friend Jane Knight of Tucson, Arizona; step daughter Carolyn Gann of Bishop, California; many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of special friends.

Memorials may be sent to the family.

Myron David “Dave” Hansen, 80, of Council Bluffs, Iowa entered into eternal rest on June 21, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was the son of John David & Louisa (Petersen) Hansen, born on May 25, 1932 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dave was united in marriage to Nancy Baker Starr on Oct. 1, 1976 in Glenwood, Iowa. Dave was employed as a sheet metal worker for Local #3 until his retirement. He was a member of the Bluetick Breeders and Coon Hunters Association, Sheet Metal Union #3 and Sheet Metal Retirees Club. In his early years, Dave enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles. He was a gifted dog whisperer and loved his canine companion Okie. Dave will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Preceding Dave in death were his parents. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Hansen of Council Bluffs, Iowa; children, John S. & wife Chris Hansen of Syracuse, Nebraska; Lori S. Cermak of Omaha, Nebraska; Diane L. & husband David Bemis of Omaha, Nebraska; Kerry & husband Dan Weber of Pennsylvania; Curt Starr of Silver City, Iowa; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; extended relatives and many friends.

Interment will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation: 11926 Arbor St. Suite 102 Omaha, NE 68114.

Edward Leo Jens was born on October 17, 1920, to John Detlef and Anna Bokemper Jens. Ed was the youngest of five children; sisters, Ollie, Alta, Ellen and his brother, Wilmer (Moe). Ed grew up on the family farm near Balfour and attended Barbee Country School through eighth grade. In 1938 Ed was part of the first class to graduate from the new Glenwood High School, which is now the current West Elementary School.

After graduation, Ed worked on the family farm until his marriage to Flora (Johnson) Jens on Dec. 18, 1946. After their marriage, Ed and Flora began operating a grain and livestock farming operation six miles northeast of Glenwood. Ed and Flora were blessed with two daughters, Patricia Ann and Barbara Jean. The entire family was involved in the daily farming operations of the “home place”, and in 1960 Ed and his brother purchased another farm. This began the Jens Brothers’ Partnership.

Ed was very conservation-minded, rotating the crops each year, tiling the low wetland, repairing the terraces and working for the good of the land. Ed also enjoyed raising hogs for 33 years. In August 1981, Ed retired from farming and he and Flora moved to Glenwood.

During his working and retirement years, Ed was involved in several community organizations. He was a member of the Glenwood United Methodist Church and board. Ed served as a township director of Mills County Farm Bureau, campaign chairman for Farm Bureau twice; thirteen years on the Farm Service Corporation Board, FMHA board, Mills County Civil Service Board and the Glenwood Kiwanis Club.

The past few years, Ed enjoyed his time with his friends at the Senior Center, helping with farm errands if needed, and watching his family grow. Ed loved driving to his oldest daughter’s farm near Plainview, Nebraska, to look at the irrigated crops and watching his four grandsons in their activities. Patricia and her husband Jerry Frahm blessed Ed and Flora with four grandsons Wyatt, Ward, Wade and Weston. The final few years have further blessed them with one great-granddaughter and six great-grandsons. Ed and Flora were able to celebrate sixty-five years together last December. After spending several weeks in the hospital, Ed passed away on June 24, 2012, at age 91, at the Hospice with Heart House in Glenwood, Iowa.

Preceding Ed in death were his parents, three sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife, Flora Jens of Glenwood, IA; daughters, Patricia Ann & husband Jerry Frahm of Plainview, NE; Barbara Jean Jens of Glenwood, IA; four grandsons, 7 great-grandchildren; nephew John Jens of Glenwood, IA; extended relatives and many friends.

Interment will be held in the East Liberty Cemetery north of Malvern, Iowa.

Memorials may be made to the Glenwood Grace United Methodist Church, Glenwood Volunteer Fire Dept., Silver City Volunteer Fire Dept. or Mills County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund.

Geraldine Anna (Rhode) Foster Reid, the youngest of five children of Lucy Anna (Kemp) and Alonzo Lyman Rhode, was born on December 25, 1919 in Tabor, Iowa. She grew up on a farm near Tabor and graduated from Tabor High School. Geraldine worked at the Good Samaritan in Tabor for four years while attending St. Joseph Nursing School in Omaha, Nebraska.

Geraldine and Vernard Leon “Hap” Foster were united in marriage and were blessed with two children, Larry Lee and Jacquelyn Lucille. In 1957, Geraldine began work at the Nishna Cottage, a former hotel building, in Malvern, Iowa. She and Hap purchased the Nishna Cottage in 1959. Hap died of a heart attack on March 4, 1963.

Geraldine and John Arthur “Jack” Reid were married in 1970. They built a new nursing home in Malvern, named it the Nishna Care Center, and operated both facilities. Jack passed away on May 28, 1981. Following his death, Geraldine sold the care center and continued to operate the Nishna Cottage until her retirement in 2005, at the age of 87. Soon after, Geraldine and her son Larry moved to live near Glenwood, Iowa.

Geraldine spent most of her life attending the Reorganized Latter-Day Saints Church in Tabor until the church closed. She attended services at the Malvern United Methodist Church and many times brought Nishna Cottage residents and staff with her. Geraldine was a member of the Southwest Iowa Nursing Home Association and served as president for four years.

Geraldine was thrilled to have traveled to the Holy Land. She devoted her life to taking care of the elderly and sick. Her strong faith guided her through many difficult times. Geraldine especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

Due to declining heath, Geraldine moved to Tabor Manor in 2009. She passed away on June 24, 2012 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa, at the age of 92 years, 5 months, and 29 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Hap Foster and Jack Reid; daughter Jackie O’Banion; brothers, Wayne Rhode and wife Inez, Harold Rhode and wife Dola; and sisters, Winifred Elefson and husband Harve, and Bernice McMahill and husband Harold.

Geraldine is survived by her son Larry Foster of Tabor; grandchildren, Tammy Kivett and husband Bruce of Tonganoxie, KS, Jerry Foster and wife Jeanette of Glenwood, Brenda Foster of Randolph, IA, Paul Foster of Malvern, Louie O’Banion and wife Denise of Glenwood, and Rodney O’Banion of Tabor; eight great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

No scheduled visitation. Memorial services will be Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11 AM at the Nazarene Church in Tabor. Private Inurnment. A memorial fund has been established.

Loess Hills Funeral Home of Malvern assisted the family with arrangements.

Arthur W. Sexton, 62 Funeral arrangements are pending for Arthur W. Sexton, 62, of Glenwood, Iowa formerly of Marshall, Michigan.

Mildred Sutherland  A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Private Interment
Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund, U.M.W., or Glenwood Public Library Foundation.

Patricia L. (Yates) Vohs, 78, of Glenwood, IA entered into eternal rest on July 9, 2012 in Council Bluffs, IA. She was born on Oct. 30, 1933 in Glenwood, Iowa to Raymond & Mabel (Ross) Yates.

Pat was raised in Glenwood and graduated from Glenwood High School in 1951. She was united in marriage to Albert H. Vohs on Oct. 26, 1952 in Glenwood, IA. To this union three children were born, Kathy, Karen and Jeff. Pat enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. She made her delicious pies and was well known for her jello popcorn balls. Pat provided a day care in their home and later was employed with Unitog/ Cintas. Pat was also a cook for the Glenwood School System until her retirement. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood and the Senior Center.

Preceding Pat in death were her parents, husband Alvie in 2008, brother, Wendell Yates and sister, Allene Curtis. She is survived by her children, Kathy & Ron Reisner of Glenwood, IA; Karen & Dana Scroggin of Sioux City, IA; Jeff & Shantelle Vohs of Glenwood, IA: 7 grandchildren, Jarrod & Cadey Reisner, Derek & Erin Reisner, Luke Scroggin, Kory Scroggin, Annika Vohs, Jessica Vohs and Trey Vohs; 2 great-grandchildren, Grady & Grant Reisner; sister, Betty Hindman, brothers, Don & wife Jackie Yates, Gary & wife Carolyn Yates all of Glenwood, IA: Darrell & wife Rowena Yates of North Hollywood, CA; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

Interment will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established.

Obituaries: Week of June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012 in Obituaries

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Andrew A. Borntrager, Jr., son of Barbara Ann (Plank) and Andrew A. Borntrager, Sr., was born on November 24, 1927 in Garnett, Kansas and graduated from Kalona High School. Andrew enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany during World War II, as a 2nd Lieutenant, and was honorably discharged in 1954. Andrew worked as a truck driver until he retired.

Andrew and Shirley Ann Boots were married on January 5, 1951 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Lee, Cheryl, and Sandy.

Due to declining health, Andrew recently moved to the Hospice of Heart Home in Glenwood, Iowa where he passed away on June 14, 2012, at the age of 84 years, 6 months, and 20 days. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Andrew is survived by his wife Shirley Borntrager of Council Bluffs; children, Lee Borntrager and wife Donna of Cedar Rapids, Cheryl Anson and husband Jeffrey, and Sandy Altic, all of Council Bluffs; eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

Military services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa.

Loess Hills Funeral Home – Glenwood in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert Thomas Fisher, age 85, of Glenwood, IA, passed away June 14, 2012 at Glen Haven Home in Glenwood.  Tom was one of seven children of Sela Mable (Bane) and Robert Burger Fisher, born on May 18, 1927 in Haxtun, Colorado.

Survived by sisters, Viola Merritt of Glenwood and Mary Pucket of Kountze, TX; and countless nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood with interment in the Martin Chapel Cemetery.  A memorial fund has been established.  Loess Hills Funeral Home of Glenwood in charge of arrangements.

Myron David “Dave” Hansen, 80, of Council Bluffs, Iowa entered into eternal rest on June 21, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was the son of John David & Louisa (Petersen) Hansen, born on May 25, 1932 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dave was united in marriage to Nancy Marlene Baker Starr on Oct. 1, 1976 in Glenwood, Iowa. Dave was employed as a sheet metal applicator for a construction company until his retirement. He was a member of the Bluetick Breeders and Coon Hunters Association, Sheet Metal Union #3 and Sheet Metal Retirees Club. In his early years, Dave enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles. He was a gifted dog whisperer and loved his canine companion Okie. Dave will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Preceding Dave in death were his parents. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Hansen of Council Bluffs, Iowa; children, John S. & wife Chris Hansen of Syracuse, Nebraska; Lori S. Cermak of Omaha, Nebraska; Diane L. & husband David Bemis of Omaha, Nebraska; Kerry & husband Dan Weber of Pennsylvania; Curt Starr of Silver City, Iowa; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; extended relatives and many friends.

Interment will be held in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation: 11926 Arbor St. Suite 102 Omaha, NE 68114.
Service:
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
1:00 PM
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust St. Box 10
Glenwood, IA 51534

Special Services:
Celebration of Life

Obituaries: Week of June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012 in Obituaries

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Helen Frances (Shaul) Fisher, was born April 3, 1916 at the farm home of her parents, Lovena Carolyn (Weatherly) and Robert Bertram Shaul near Strahan, Iowa.  She went to meet the Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Glen Haven Home in Glenwood, Iowa, at the age of 96 years, 2 months, and 2 days.

Helen grew up in the Strahan area and graduated from Strahan High School in 1933.  She married Merritt James Fisher of Hastings, Iowa in 1934.  Two sons were born to this union, Merritt James, Jr., who died at birth and Robert James Fisher.

During World War II, Helen resided in Vallejo, California, where she worked building warships. Later she returned to this area, and attended Boyles Business School in Omaha, Nebraska. Helen was employed by Glenwood State Hospital School for 36 years working as a secretary, executive secretary and receptionist.

Helen was an active member of Rebekah Lodge for many years.  She was a loyal friend and spent time visiting, playing cards, celebrating birthdays, or just having fun. Helen was passionate about turtles and her collection grew to 1,500 or more. Spending time with her niece and nephew gave Helen great joy, as did her three grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was affectionately known by them as “Grandma Turtle”.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; infant son; and her sister Norma Viola Thieschafer and husband Arthur.

Helen is survived by her son, Robert Fisher and wife Jan of Glenwood; three grandchildren, Chris Fisher and wife Shelley of Alton, IA, Starr Skarnulis and husband Larry of Glenwood, IA, and Sean Fisher and wife Lora of Glenwood; ten grandchildren, (Chris & Shelley’s boys) Colten, Gage, Cade and Brock Fisher; (Starr & Larry’s children) Adria, Cameron, Reagan, and Lincoln Skarnulis; and (Sean and Lora’s children) Alexia and Ridge Fisher; as well as niece, Tamara Roenfeldt  and husband Steve of Glenwood, nephew Gary Thieschafer and wife Diane of Council Bluffs, IA; great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

A memorial fund has been established.

Interment in the Emerson Cemetery.

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Mary Anna (Parker) Hunt was born on May 12, 1943 in Malvern, Iowa, the daughter of Leonard and Helen (Stranathan) Parker. Mary Anna entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at her rural Malvern home. Mary Anna was born at home south of Malvern. She attended Country School, Forest R. Chantry Elementary School and graduated from Malvern Community High School with the Class of 1961. On February 29, 1964 she was united in marriage to Galen (Pete) Hunt in Malvern, Iowa. The couple settled in rural Malvern.

In her early years Mary Anna worked at the dime store for Emery DeWitt, Mills County Extension Office and later as a custodian for the United Methodist Church, cleaning houses and babysitting. Her most cherished job was as a wife, mother and proud grandmother.

Mary Anna was a lifetime member of the Malvern United Methodist church where she served as secretary, Sunday School Superintendent, pianist and UMW Co-Chairwoman. Many will remember the hours she spent volunteering in the kitchen, serving wedding receptions, funeral dinners, and other special church and community events. Mary Anna was also a long time member and leader of 4-H, Blood Drive volunteer, Election Committee member and active participant in the HSC and Pleasant Valley Neighborhood clubs.

Everyone knew that Mary Anna’s greatest achievement and passion was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was always ready to lend a hand or hug to whoever needed it and especially enjoyed her grandchildren. They will all have fond memories of going to grandma’s, where the refrigerator was always stocked with their favorite drinks and a tasty treat was almost assuredly on the counter. And the entire family will forever remember her famous Chocolate Fudge Cake that has been a birthday staple in the Hunt family for years.

Mary Anna is preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Helen Parker, and her brother, Gary Parker. Those left to cherish her memory include husband of 48 years, Galen Hunt; daughter, Kimberly Kellison and husband Todd; son, Kevin Hunt and friend Jane Bergantzel; and daughter; Kara Coberly and husband Nathan. Survivors also include nine beloved grandchildren; Derek and Alex Kellison, Andrew, Makayla and Elissa Hunt, Wyatt, Helene, Lilian and Charlotte Coberly, other relatives and many friends.

Interment will be held in the East Liberty Cemetery, Malvern, Iowa.

A memorial fund has been established.

Douglas Clark Kadel, 64, of Omaha, NE entered into eternal rest on June 5, 2012 at the V.A. Hospital in Omaha. He was born July 12, 1947 in Fergus Falls, MN to Earl Emerson & Katherine (Murzyn) Kadel.

Doug faithfully served his country in the Army during Vietnam. He was united in marriage to Rebecca Rogers on September 10, 1983 in Omaha, NE. The couple resided in Omaha where he was employed as a carpenter until his retirement.

Preceding Doug in death were his parents and sister, Linda Kadel Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Rogers) Kadel of Omaha, NE; children, Rachel & Mike Scott; Jamie & Jill Kadel; Shelly Geyer & Todd Williams all of Oakland, IA; Sean Young & Pam Winkler of Riverside, CA; Ian & Kelly Young of Houston, TX; Tim & Riki Kadel of Mitchellville, IA; several grandchildren; sisters, Gail Goedeker and Jerry Beebe of Omaha, NE; Lana & Don Duysen of Glenwood, IA; aunt, Opal Gage of Emerson, IA; several nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

Visitation:
Friday, June 15, 2012
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Peterson Mortuary
212 S. Locust St.
Glenwood, IA 51534

Service:
Saturday, June 16, 2012
11:00 AM
Grandview Cemetery
Rural Sidney, IA 51652

Special Services:
Graveside Service

Fredrick Allen Ronfeldt, 59, of Glenwood, Iowa was entered into eternal rest at his home where he was found on May 29, 2012. Fred was born March 21, 1952 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Fredrick and Juanita (Beeman) Ronfeldt.

Fred was employed as a laborer for a construction company in Council Bluffs, Iowa until he was no longer able.

Preceding Fred in death were his parents, sister, Edna Ronk and brother, Gary Dean Millett. He is survived by his sister, Linda “Cookie” May of Clarinda, Iowa.

Edith Ann Schnoor, one of four children of Wilma Celeste (Fredrickson) and Harold Leroy Blackman, was born on December 3, 1939 on the family farm near Malvern, Iowa. She grew up in the Malvern area and graduated from Tabor High School in Tabor, Iowa in 1959. Following school, Edith worked at a cleaners, helped care for her mother, and helped raise her little sister Bev.

Edith and Henry Christian Schnoor, Jr. were married on June 6, 1964 at the United Methodist Church in Malvern. They made their home on the Schnoor family farm northwest of Hastings, Iowa and their marriage was blessed with two children, Denell Ann and Darren Christian.

Edith was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She helped Henry on the farm, and cleaned homes for several years. When Henry was unable to care for the farm, Edith took full control of their farming operations. She was a member of the Malvern United Methodist Church, the Malvern UMC Women’s group, and had taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Edith served as 4-H leader of the Peppy Pals 4-H Club and helped judge at the Mills County Fair. She was also a member of the Mills County Pork Producers, and found time to volunteer as a room parent while her children attended Chantry Elementary School. Edith and Henry attended and supported all their children’s church, school, sports, and 4-H activities.

Edith enjoyed Bible Study, reading, and working puzzle books. She took pride in her huge garden, was an outstanding cook, and decorated many beautiful cakes for her family and friends. Edith loved to sew, always had sewing projects to work on, and made many of her children’s clothing. She also enjoyed quilting, knitting, and painting ceramics. Edith always put her family first and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Edith and Henry were married 47 years, when Henry passed away on December 14, 2011.

Edith passed away at Hospice with Heart in Glenwood on May 20, 2012, with her family at her side, at the age of 72 years, 5 months, and 17 days. She had fought a courageous battle with Parkinson’s since 2004 and was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband Henry; and brother William “Billy” Blackman.

Edith is survived by her daughter Denell Moody and husband Don of Lincoln, NE; son Darren Schnoor and fiancé Meagan Hall of Glenwood; four grandchildren, Alexandria, Graham, and Archer Moody, and Kennedy Hall; sisters, Grace Blackman of Hastings, and Beverly Hall of Malvern; niece Angela Doty; nephew Keith Foster; and many, many friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Malvern with interment in the East Liberty Cemetery, rural Malvern. A memorial fund has been established. Loess Hills Funeral Home (former Mansfield-Hertz) of Malvern in charge of arrangements.
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Betty June (Radford) Sell, one of seven children of Winnie (McDole) Radford and George Alva Radford was born June 25, 1926 in Glenwood, Iowa. She grew up in flat iron, attended school in Glenwood graduating with the Class of 1944. She and Ed Sell were homecoming king and queen. She held numerous secretarial jobs in the Glenwood area. She had known Ed for a lot of years, but didn’t start dating him until after high school.
On Jan. 13, 1951, she married Ed Sell at the First Christian Church in Glenwood, where she was a lifetime member. Three months after they were married, Ed was transferred to Topeka, KS with the Air Force. Betty worked for a moving company in Topeka. After two years, they came back to a farm south of Glenwood and were blessed with 3 children, Jack Edward, Jill Lynnette and Jeffrey Gail.
In 1959, they moved to a farm near Imogene, IA and Betty worked for a John Deere dealer in Randolph, IA. In 1962, they moved to a farm south of Malvern where they still reside. Betty worked at Safeway in Glenwood, then for Dr. Scheffel and Dr. Roure, retiring in 1975.
She loved her yearly trip to Las Vegas traveling with her sisters and especially liked “going to lunch”.
Betty enjoyed watching Ed and her sons play softball for over 20 years, playing cards, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles and her flowers. She was also a sharp shooter with a rifle. Most of all she loved spending time with her family making the best Sunday dinners and chocolate cake no one could duplicate.
Her greatest gift was spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty’s sense of humor, love for life and kindness made her the best mother and mother-in-law ever.

Betty passed away at Tabor Manor on June 4, 2012 at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 9 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Harold and Charles and infant brother, Duane, brother-in-law, Hans Prien and sister-in-law, Betty Radford.

Betty is survived by her husband Ed of 61 years; children, Jack & wife Sandy Sell of Dakota City, NE; Jill & husband Gary Ford of Malvern, IA; Jeff & wife Joni Sell of Hastings, IA; Grandchildren, Tracy (Brian) Ellinger, Kristin Sell (Mike Robinette), Tom (Deb) Ford, Jaime (Mike) Naig, Scott (Katy) Sell, Jared (Katie) Sell, Brooke Sell (Allen Cost), Great-Grandchildren, Ryne and Keaton Sell, Khaia and Kyler Herron, Bryleigh Robinette, Miah Ford, Mitch and Zach Naig, Ashlyn and Ayla June Sell and Addison Sell; sisters, Freda Breeling of Lincoln, NE; Wanda Prien of Minden, NE; and brother, Rodney Radford of Glenwood, IA; sister-in-laws, Mary Lois Radford and Kathie Radford both of Glenwood, IA; nieces, nephews, extended relatives and many friends.

Norma Lulu Sperry, one of five children of Laura Johanna (Bichel) and Ferdinand Detlef Jurgens, was born on her parent’s farm north of Glenwood, Iowa on April 13, 1919. She was baptized and later confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Mineola, Iowa and attended the Evernham Country School through the 8th grade. Following school, Norma began working in Council Bluffs, Iowa on the assembly line at Howard Manufacturing where they made transistors for the war effort.

Norma and Chester Corwin Sperry of rural Treynor, Iowa were married at St. John Lutheran Church in Mineola on September 24, 1944. They made their home on a farm northwest of Mineola and later near Treynor. In 1954, they purchased a farm near Council Bluffs, Iowa and in 1957 were blessed with their adopted daughters, Janice and Joyce. The girls attended Lewis Central Community Schools and the family became active members of the First Christian Church in Council Bluffs.

Norma enjoyed being a mother and farmwife. She helped Chet on the farm, hauling in corn, cleaning the hog house, and feeding cattle. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and her Circle at church. In 1978, Chet and Norma retired from farming. They sold the farm and moved to Glenwood on May 19, 1979. They continued their membership at the First Christian Church in Council Bluffs until 2003 when they transferred to the First Christian Church in Glenwood.

Norma and Chet loved to fish and would often be gone all summer on trips. She enjoyed poetry and belonged to three different card groups; pitch, pinochle, and euchre. Norma was a member of the Blue Bird Sewing Club and made many quilts. She loved to cook and bake and loved to entertain.

Norma and Chet were married 61 years when Chet passed away on November 7, 2005. Norma continued to live at their Glenwood home and remained active in her church and the community.

Norma passed away on May 23, 2012 at the Glen Haven Home in Glenwood at the age of 93 years, 1 month, and 10 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Chet, daughter Janice Andersen; sisters, Fern Rohrberg and Lorraine Leick; and brother Gerald Jurgens.

Norma is survived by daughter Joyce Germar of Glenwood; five grandchildren, Michele Kjeldgaard of Sidney, IA, Michael Kjeldgaard of Council Bluffs, Jenny Sperry and her fiancé Todd Ficenec of Glenwood, Richard Germar of Council Bluffs, and Carrie Germar of Glenwood; great grandson Cameron Germar; and sister Lois Benedict of Glenwood.

Funeral services, 11 AM, Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood with interment in the Glenwood Cemetery. Visitation, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, with family present to receive friends, 5 to 7 PM. Memorials suggested to Glenwood First Christian Church.

Loess Hills Funeral Home – Glenwood (former Hertz Funeral) in charge of arrangements.
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John A. Thomas, age 66, of Glenwood, IA, a long time resident at Park Place, passed away June 6, 2012 at Hospice with Heart in Glenwood.

No scheduled services are scheduled.

Loess Hills Funeral Home – Glenwood in charge of arrangements.

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