Mitchel Ray Jergenson
Funeral services for Mitchel Ray Jergenson of Villisca were held Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca with Rev. Sarah Walker officiating. Burial was in the Strand Cemetery at Strand, IA. Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca was in charge of arrangements.
Mitchel Ray Jergenson was born October 9, 1959 in Red Oak, IA, the son of LaDean and Donna (Sperry) Jergenson, and died Saturday, June 28, 2003.
Mitch was a 1978 graduate of Villisca High School. He also attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, IA. He married Lori Himes on April 19, 1991, in Fremont, NE. To this union two sons were born, Christopher and Matthew. They moved to Villisca in September of 2001 from Hamburg, IA.
Mitch had been an arena manager for the Hitchcock Park Ice Arena in Omaha, NE. His hobbies were hunting and fishing.
Mitch was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Jergenson on May 5, 2001; and his sister, Ann Bozwell.
He is survived by his wife Lori of Villisca; sons Christopher and Matthew; his father, LaDean Jergenson of Villisca; sister, LaDona Jergenson of Audubon, IA; brother, Mike Jergenson of Villisca; uncle, Harley Sperry of Villisca; aunt Jo Sperry of Omaha, NE; and niece, Marti Gray and husband Bob of Corning, IA.
A memorial is being established.
Blanche A. Nippert
Blanche A. Nippert, age 87, of Villisca, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 5, 2003 at the Villisca Good Samaritan Center after an extended illness. Blanche A. Nippert was born March 31, 1916 at her parents home in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of John and Catherine (Morgenstern) Brown. The family moved to Davenport, NE when Blanche was 3 years old. She was baptized into the Christian faith at an early age. She attended rural school district 65, and graduated from the Davenport High School. She was united in marriage to Howard Nippert on February 14, 1935 in Davenport, NE. To this union were born Duane and LaVera. In 1942, they moved to a farm in rural Villisca, IA. Blanche has been a resident of the Villisca Good Samaritan Center for the past year.
Blanche and Howard like to fish and took many fishing trips. In later years she traveled all over the United States. Blanche liked quilting, knitting, crocheting, and tatting. She also enjoyed gardening and her many flowers. She was a member of many neighborhood clubs, the Morton's Mill Church, and the Morton's Mill Ladies Aid.
Preceding Blanche in death were her parents; her husband, Howard Nippert on October 18, 1980; half-sister Evelyn Lambert and her husband Milton; 2 sisters, Alma Lautenshlager and her husband George and Effie Mae Osborne and her husband Earl; brother Charles Brown; and a son-in-law, Emory Bridgeford.
Survivors include her son, Duane Nippert and his wife Jeanie of Villisca, IA; daughter LaVera Bridgeford of Fillmore, MO; 5 grandchildren, Bruce Hattig and his wife Jan of St. Joseph, MO; Myron Hattig and his wife Jaylene of Portland, OR; Donald Nippert and his wife Chris of Villisca, IA; Colleen Hattig Deunow and her husband Dennis of Springfield, MO; and RoseAnna Nippert Heinrich and her husband David of New Berlin, WI; 9 great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at the Morton's Mill Church in Morton's Mill, IA with Rev. Clarence Landis officiating. Burial will be in the Morton's Mill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2003 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel of Red Oak is in charge of arrangements.
Graveside Memorial services for Art Pullen 81, of Villisca, IA will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2005, at the Methodist Grove Cemetery, near Nodaway, IA. Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Friday, at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca. Memorials may be directed to the Villisca Rescue.
Arthur Fay Pullen died Saturday, August 6th at the Clarinda Regional Health Center in Clarinda. He was born April 23, 1924, in Shenandoah, IA, the son of Chester Fay and Blanche Irma (LaFollette) Pullen.
Art married Elsie (Marie) Stalder October 13, 1944, in Seattle, Washington while on leave from the Navy during WWII. After their marriage, Art returned to Navy duty and Marie returned to Nodaway, IA. When Art's tour of duty was over he returned to Nodaway where he ran a gas station, did welding and drove a school bus. Art and Marie moved to Denver, Colorado in 1965. Art worked for Gates Rubber Company in Denver as a welder and pipe fitter, he retired in 1986. After retirement Art and Marie left for vacation to Villisca, they planned on staying a month but ended up never returning to Denver.
Art and Marie spent the winter months in Alamo, Texas. He enjoyed the flea markets and playing cribbage. He also enjoyed riding a snowmobile, jeep climbing, fishing, hunting, listening to gospel music and spending time with family and friends.
Art is survived his wife Marie of Villisca, IA, daughters; Gail Lewis and husband Bernie of Erie, CO and Dawn Hamm and husband Verle of Brighton, CO, two grandchildren; Alyssa Hoffman and husband J.W. of Keenesburg, CO and Randi Hamm of Brighton, CO, one great grandson Cash Hoffman of Keenesburg, CO. Two brothers Jack Pullen of Oceanside, CA and Bob Pullen and wife Virginia of Evansdale, IN, one sister Kathleen Robinson and husband Lucian of Raleigh, NC, nieces, nephews relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Wolfe Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.
Geneva Ruth Erickson, the daughter of Elbert and Helen (Wight) Winchester, was born March 8, 1921 in Rogers, Arkansas. She died on Sunday, August 7, 2005 at the Good Samaritan Center in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 84 years, 4 months, and 30 days.
Geneva spent her younger years in Arkansas. When Geneva was a young girl, the family moved to Henderson, Iowa where she attended school. Geneva was united in marriage to Roy Erickson on May 26, 1939. They later moved to a farm just west of Villisca. After the death of Roy, Geneva moved to Acorn Acres in Red Oak, living there until September of 2004, when she became a resident of the Red Oak Good Samaritan Center. Geneva was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy, in June of 1993, a son, a daughter, Patricia Turpen Chmielowiec, and 2 sisters, Eva J. Wallace and Josephine Kennel.
Geneva is survived by a son-in-law, James Chmielowiec of Red Oak, IA, four grandchildren; Tammy Delozier and husband Mark of Mankato, MN, Randy Turpen and wife Linda of Villisca, IA, Scott Turpen of Omaha, NE and Kim Carroll of Des Moines, IA, 9 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren, 3 brothers; Norman Winchester and wife Norma of Carroll, IA, Eugene Winchester of Council Bluffs, IA and James Winchester and wife Joann of Sioux Falls, SD, other relatives and friends.
May God bless her memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 10:00 AM
At the Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home.
Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak.
Visitation with the family present at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.sldfuneralhome.com
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Judy K. Williams
Judy K Williams, wife of Jerry Brock Williams, passed away at St. Mary's Hospital in Nebraska City, NE on July 28, 2005.
Judy was born in Hamburg, IA to parents Herb Driskell and Lucille (Headley) Driskell of Hamburg on July 29, 1952. She attended school in Hamburg. On April 22, 1979, she married Jerry Brock Williams. Judy and Jerry had one child, Tera, married to Pete Eden and there are 4 grandchildren.
Judy worked at the care center in Nebraska City.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Jerry, a former Villiscan, son of the late Brock and Dorothy Williams, and a VHS graduate with the Class of 1971, is at home at 608 1st Avenue, Nebraska City, NE.
Lewis Emory Dye
Memorial services for Lewis Emory Dye of Fort Madison, IA were held Saturday, July 30, 2005 at First Presbyterian Church in Ottumwa. King-Lynk Funeral Home in Fort Madison was in charge of arrangements.
Lewis Emory Dye was born April 19, 1918 in Oscaloosa, IA to Clyde Wilson and Nellie B. (Johns) Dye, and died July 23, 2005.
As a child growing up in Oscaloosa, he and his grandfather U.S. Grant Dye were written up in "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" for the number of miles that Lou pushed his grandfather in his wheelchair to and from his shoe shop every day.
He attended William Penn College and later received an MA in education administration from the University of Iowa. After college he began teaching and coaching in Batavia, but resigned at mid-year to enlist when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was sent to Fort Lewis, WA and later went to Miami Beach to train for the Army Air Corps. Thereafter he was assigned to Ellington Field, Houston, serving as a physical training officer.
On January 23, 1943 he married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie Jean (Moore). Lou returned to education in 1945, coaching and teaching at Sam Houston High School in Houston, TX, where he was an all-city coach. Thereafter, he returned to Iowa, teaching and coaching at Villisca and Bloomfield before going to Wapelle as high school principal in 1951. After eight years there, Lou became vice principal of Ottumwa High School, moving up to the principalship in 1964. He was at OHS until his retirement in 1991.
Lou was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Scott.
He is survived by his daughter Sandra and son-in-law Allen Chapman of Fort Madison; granddaughter, Anna Winfield Chapman of Fort Madison; brother, Don Dye of University Park; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial has been established. Contributions may be sent to the family at the King-Lynk Funeral Home, 1209 Avenue C, Fort Madison, IA 52627.
JANICE M. WEVER
Funeral services for Janice M. Wever were held Monday, August 1, 2005 at the Greenfield United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery in rural Villisca. Steen Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Janice M. Wever was born July 30, 1938 in Greenfield, IA, the daughter of Howard and Ida (Johnson) Wood, and died Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at the Greenfield Manor.
Janice was raised in the area of her birth. She attended Greenfield Schools and graduated from Greenfield High School.
On July 21, 1961, Janice was united in marriage to C. Kent Wever. To this union one son was born, Phillip. For many years, Janice helped Kent at the different churches he served at. She was the church bookkeeper at many of the churches and was active with different groups in the church. In later years, she worked in the Greenfield Job Service office and volunteered for the neighborhood center. She was an active member of the Greenfield United Methodist Church. Janice enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors and the companionship of her dog, Ebby, for fourteen years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her in-laws; husband, Kent Wever; and sister-in-law, Diana Wood.
She is survived by her grandson, Devin Wever of West Liberty, IA; one brother, J.C. Wood; dear cousin, Nina Wood of Greenfield; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many special friends.