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.
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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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