Darle A. Lindell
Darle A. Lindell, 60, of Lincoln Nebraska died December 1, 2003.
Born in Red Oak, IA April 29, 1943 to Milton & Jeanette Lindell. He graduated from Villisca High School in Villisca, IA. He married Beverly Ankeny on August 25, 1961 and was later divorced. He worked for Magee's in Lincoln, NE and later was a sales representative for Don Moor Clothing Co. of New York City. He then owned and operated Crete Refuge Service in Crete, NE.
He is survived by his daughter Robin and her husband Chris MacKnight of Lincoln, NE; son Jeffrey & wife Reka Lindell of Ankeny, IA; grandchildren Teagan & Trey MacKnight, Savanna & Daphne Lindell; brother Don Lindell of Red Oak, IA; sister Betty & Lee Blunt of Oelwein, IA; and fiance Sharon Hartz of Lincoln, NE He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents
Services will be held Friday, December 5 at 10 a.m. at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, Lincoln, NE with The Rev. Michael McMurtry officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mamre Cemetery, Stanton, IA.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association.
John Thomas Null
Graveside services for John Thomas Null, 67, of Villisca, Iowa, were held 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at the Villisca Cemetery with Rev. Sandra Wainwright officiating. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion Ker-A-Vor Post 251 adn V.F.W. Wesley R. Miller Post #8998 of Villisca.
John Null died Tuesday morning at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa. He was born May 27, 1936 in Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of Arthur Monroe Null and Ora Ellen Vaughn Null.
John had owned and operated his own plumbing business in Dodge City, Kansas, where he lived most of his life. He moved to Villisca in May of 2002, from Kansis City, Kansas where he had lived for around one year. He had also served in the Army.
He is survived by his wife Charlotte; his son John T. Null of Whatcheer, IA and daughter Debra Morton and husband John of Mulvane, Kansas; three grandchildren; and one brother Duane Null of Villisca, IA.
John was preceeded in death by his parents; one daughter Linda Oterstein; brothers Melvin, Claire, Kenneth, Floyd, Keith and Richard; and sisters Marguerite Gander, Juanita Smith, Ina Mae Johnson and Lora Ellen Stock.
ARTHUR "ART" JACOBSON
Arthur "Art" Jacobson, age 83, of Stanton, Iowa passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at the Creighton Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Arthur Carl Edward Jacobson was born October 23, 1920 in Page County, Iowa the son of Andrew and Anna (Carlson) Jacobson.
He was raised on the Century Family Farm and attended country school in Page County and high school in Red Oak. Art was united in marriage to Marcella Hill on September 16, 1944 at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton, Iowa. Over the years Art worked at the Stanton REC, Davis-Mannasmith-Herbold Veterinarians, was a regional manager for McCurdy Seed Company, as well as farming all of his life. Marcella and Art lived on the family farm not far from where Art was born. He was a member of the Mamrelund Lutheran Church where he taught Sunday School for 25 years and served on the Church Board. Art was also a former member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Art loved God and was a devoted husband and family man. Art and Marcella danced every Saturday night to the music of Guy Lombardo in their living room and did so for the past 59 years. He loved to tell stories and was proud of his Swedish Heritage. Art often told these stories in his fluent Swedish style. Art never knew a stranger and would often give family and friends rings and bow ties that were crafted from dollar bills. He was known for his firm hand shake and often enjoyed pulling a finger or two to show his strength. He was always up for the challenge.
Proceeding him in death were his parents; his sister: Alice Jacobson on March 5, 1998; and a great grandson: Connor.
Survivors include his wife: Marcella Jacobson of Stanton, Iowa; son: Gary Jacobson and his wife Madonna of Griswold, Iowa; 3 daughters: Ann Johnson and her husband Dick of Red Oak, Iowa; Becky Bruning and her husband Steve of Stanton, Iowa; and Sandy Wilson and her husband Dave of Stanton, Iowa; one daughter-in-law: Rosemary Jacobson of Stanton, Iowa; 11 grandchildren: Todd Jacobson and his wife Paula of Shenandoah, Iowa; Kristen Jacobson and her fiancÈ Antonio Thoms of Omaha, Nebraska; Missy Jacobson and friend Matt Weichman of Corning, Iowa; Danee Redd and friend Rick Heidleberger of Omaha, Nebraska; Heather Huddle and husband Josh of Stanton, Iowa; Brandi Blackman and husband Bret of Glenwood, Iowa; Lindsay Paulsen and husband Craig of Mitchell, South Dakota; Troy Bruning and wife Rebecca of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Jodi Bruning of Ames, Iowa and friend Cody Allen of Ames, Iowa; Drew Wilson of Maryville, Missouri; and Brett Wilson of Stanton, Iowa; 2 step-grandchildren: Creighton Nelson and wife Sarah of Griswold, Iowa; and Eve Kwiatkowski of Griswold, Iowa; 4 great grandchildren: Evan, Isaac, Haylie, and Britney; and many other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 10:30 AM Monday, November 17, 2003 at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton with the Rev. Dr. Eric Kutzli officiating. Burial will be in the Mamre Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 2-4 PM Sunday, November 16, 2003 at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton.
Memorials are suggested in lieu of flowers to the Mamrelund Lutheran Church, the Stanton Rescue Unit, or the Swedish Heritage and Cultural Center. Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret H. Peterson age 94 of rural Red Oak, Iowa
Margaret Helena Carolina Peterson, the daughter of Joseph W. and Mernie E. (Bengtson) Sederquist, was born June 18, 1909 in Grant Township of Montgomery County, Iowa. She died on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 94 years, 5 months and 3 days.
Margaret was raised on a farm south of Red Oak, graduating from Red Oak High School in l927. She then attended teachers training and taught school for one year. Margaret was united in marriage to Merrill Peterson on December 18, 1929 at Stanton, Iowa. Margaret and Merrill moved to a farm south of Red Oak in l931, living there until recently.
Margaret was a member of Mamrelund Lutheran Church and WELCA of Stanton, Iowa. In her younger years, she was active in Red Cross, American Cancer Society, and PTA. She also was involved in a gardening club. She enjoyed growing all types of flowers on the farm. Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Merrill on December 6, 1996 and a 9 year old sister, Doris.
Margaret is survived by two sons; Delaine Peterson and his wife Joan of Sioux City, IA and Carroll Peterson of rural Red Oak, IA; 3 grandchildren, Robert Peterson and wife Kimberly of rural Red Oak, IA, Paul Peterson and wife Susan of Sioux City, IA and Janet Cunningham and special friend Mike Barrett of Norwell, MA; 7 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Ashleigh, Zachary, Michael, Anna, Alexis and Emily; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Franek of Red Oak, IA and Lorene Abbott of Lawson, MO, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 24, 2003 at 10:30 AM At the Mamrelund Lutheran Church Burial in Mamre Cemetery, Stanton, IA Rev. Dr. Eric Kutzli, Officiating
Visitation with the family present at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Memorials to Mamrelund Lutheran Church
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.sldfuneralhome.com
Elmer C. Anderson age 90 of Stanton, Iowa
Elmer Clarence Anderson, the son of Gust A. and Esther C. (Johnson) Anderson, was born November 30, 1912 in Page County, Iowa. He died on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at the Red Oak Rehab & Care Center in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 90 years, 11 months and 20 days.
Elmer was baptized on January 19, 1913 in Page County, and was then confirmed on June 24, 1928 at Mamrelund Lutheran Church. He was united in marriage to Velta B. Newschwanger on February 14, 1940 in Red Oak. They lived on farms in Red Oak and Stanton areas until moving into Stanton in l950. Elmer and Velta moved to acreage just north of Stanton in l960. Elmer farmed and in l951 started working for the Burlington Northern Railroad, working for 24 years and retiring in l975. Elmer was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church for 15 years, joining Mamrelund Lutheran Church in l951, where his membership was held until his death. Elmer became a resident of Red Oak Rehab & Care Center in July of 2002. Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on May 28, 1990, a brother and 2 sisters.
Elmer is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Clara Anderson of Stanton, Iowa and Mrs. Lillian Mercer of Red Oak, Iowa, nieces; Mrs. Maxine Nelson of Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Marveline Isaacson of Stanton, Iowa and Esther Abbott of Atlantic, Iowa, nephew; Glen Benskin and wife Betty of Red Oak, Iowa, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews; along with other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 22, 2003 at 11:00 AM At Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home Burial in the Mamre Cemetery, Stanton Rev. Dr. Eric Kutzli, Officiating
Open Viewing at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home
Memorials to Mamrelund Lutheran Church or Stanton Fire Department
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Don Schipper were held Saturday, November 1, 2003 at the Ritchie Funeral Home with the Pastor Leland Lerose officiating. Internment with military rites accorded by the John F. Hardin American Legion Post No. 164 were held in the Athelstan Cemetery.
Don Lamont Schipper was born July 28, 1916, in Belleville, KS, to Vernon and Angie Trueblood Schipper. He died October 27, 2003 at the Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield, IA.
Don's family moved to Villisca when he was four years old. He grew up in Villisca, graduating in 1935.
In 1931, at the age of 15, Don joined the National Guard. In 1941, he enlisted in the United State Army and was assigned to the 34th Division. After training in Ireland and England, he shipped out for North Africa, landing in Algiers, where he served as personal body guard for General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Don went through several battles and campaigns with "The Red Bull Division" in France and Germany. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and received several decorations and citations. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
Don was united in marriage to Blanchie Smith on February 26, 1954 in Kansas City, KS, where they raised their children. Don drove an auto transport for 30 years, delivering new cars to dealerships.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, the Teamsters Union and the VFW and Am Vets.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Loren (Bud). He is survived by wife Blanchie, of Villisca; son Eugene and wife Jeanie of Villisca and their son Harold and family of Red Oak; a daughter Deloris and husband Scott and their son Gordon and family, all of Bedford; their daughter Misti and family of Corpus Christi, TX; Marni and family of Marshfield, MO, and their son Dustin and family of Shawnee, OK; a daughter Diana and husband Lynn and their daughters Jeana and Jamie and families, all of Vermillion, OH; a daughter Deborah Kay and husband Doug, and their sons Robbie, Ryan and TJ, their daughter Jennifer and family, all of Kansas City, KS; two sisters-in-law, Mary Smith of Lincoln, NE, and Bertie Schipper of Detroit, MI; along with many nieces and nephews. Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford was in charge of arrangements.
RUTHELLA VAGILDER WILLIAMS
Ruthella VanGilder Williams died October 16, 2003, at her home in Hayward, CA. She was born October 24, 1914 near Villisca, IA, to John Lee and Aletha Findley VanGilder.
Ruthella was raised in and around Villisca and went to Villisca High School for several years.
She was united in marriage to Lyle G. Williams on March 5, 1933, during their years in Villisca, the couple lived on several different farms and moved into Villisca where they owned a gas station on the edge of town. They moved to California in 1953.
Ruthella was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle, in 1988; her sister Florence Wallace in 2003; and her brother-in-law Brock Williams in 2003.
Ruthella is survived by seven children. Sons Lyle Duane Williams, Santa Maria, CA; Marlin Williams, Fremont, CA; Joe T. Williams, Sunnyvale, CA; and James Lee Williams, Burlingame, CA. Daughters Ameila Ann Leever, Fremont, CA; Mabel C. Krueger, Redwood City, CA; and Julia M. Webber, Scottsdale, AZ. And 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.