STIER, Irma Marie
Schleswig Leader May 10, 2001
Historian for V.F.W. Auxiliary Remembered
Irma Marie Kruse was born July 14, 1913, the daughter of Adolph and Marie Johannsen Stier.
She died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley, Iowa, at the age of eighty-seven.
Irma was born on a farm in Soldier Township, near Ricketts, Iowa.
She was baptized in Christ on October 12, 1913 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Soldier Township and later confirmed there on March 24, 1929.
She received her formal education in the country schools and Immanuel Lutheran School, Soldier Township.
After completing her education, Irma helped as needed for families in the area.
On June 8, 1941, Irma was united in marriage to Raymond Kruse at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig by Rev. E. Schwidder.
The couple made their home in Schleswig and were blessed with the birth of two children.
Irma was a faithful member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, where she enjoyed quilting and attending Bible Study.
She was also a member of Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid, the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Senior Center and several card clubs.
Irma loved crocheting, sewing, crafts and her involvement with the V.F.W. Auxiliary as Historian.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond in 1973, one son-in-law, Keith Brockshus, three brothers, Harvey, Herbert and Alvin Stier, two sisters, Carmen Keim and Mildren Marquardt.
Survivors include one daughter, Peggy VanKley and her husband, Curt of Sibley; one son, Merlyn Kruse and his wife Barbara of Stillwater, Minnesota; six grandchildren; one sister, Ella Neubaum of Denison; one brother-in-law, Earl Keim of Denison; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00pm Friday, April 27, 2001, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa.
Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig.
Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, "Just As I Am, Without One Plea", "Rock of Ages, Cleft For Me" and "Be Still, My Soul".
Grandchildren serving as pallbearers were Shannon Brockshus, Jennifer Kruse, Danielle Kruse, John Laughlin, Jessica Kruse, and Erika Kruse.
The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid.
The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.
STIERS, Carolina Katharina
Tuesday, February 7, 1922 The Advertiser
Aged Woman Answers Call
Caroline Schroeder, 916 South Eighth Street, passed away Monday morning at ten o'clock at Mercy hospital a teh age of 79 years.
The deceased was born March 9, 1842 in Germany and came to America to make her home in the year 1864 settling at Center Grove.
She was united in marriage in 1865 to Hans F. Schroder who passed away in 1912.
Since 1913, she has been making her home with her daughter, Miss Anna on South Eighth street.
She leaves besides her daughter, Miss Anna, one son, Emil, also two sister, Mrs. Katherine Voss of Bryant and Mrs. Ploen of Miles.
Five children preceeding her in death.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 12:00 o'clock from the family home on South Eighth St. with further services at 12:30 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rev. C. H. Jabker officiating.
Interment will be in Center Grove cemetery.
Obtained from a June 2, 1936 newspaper:
This community and vicinity has lost a beloved character in the passing of another pioneer resident, Mrs. Eva Fienhold.
She has been in poor health for the past several years and recently contracted pneumonia, from which she was unable to recover, passing away at her country home north of Arion in Paradise township, Tuesday morning, May 26th.
Eva Zeph Fienhold, lovingly called "Grandma" by many, was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, December 24, 1846, and came to the united States when five years old.
She grew to womanhood in Ohio and later moved to Pontiac, Illinois, where she was united in marriage to Fred Fienhold March 18, 1868.
In the year 1879, they moved to Carroll, residing there until the spring of 1881, when they came to Crawford county and purchased a farm in Paradise township, where they made their home a good many years.
To this union three children were born, Eda, Mrs. Garrett, Oscar and Zeph.
Eda and Oscar and Mr. Fienhold, a Civil War veteran, preceded her in death.
Before her marriage, she taught school and was always a lady of high ideals, refinement and a fine moral character.
In the years she and her husband reared their family, they were held in profound respect by the entire community.
In the funeral sermon conducted by Rev. Dale Calkins of Council Bluffs he recalled the time twenty-four years ago when he was pastor at Arion and he with the help of Mr. and Mrs. Fienhold and a large group of young people organized a Sunday school in Paradise township and held their meetings in Center school house, the first one being on Memorial day.
In a very few weeks Mr. Fienhold passed away leaving his wife and family to carry on .
She was a faithful church worker and expressed her readiness to meet her Savior in her last few days of living.
In her 89 years of life she had many hardships of the pioneers and gained much knowledge by her experiences and was always ready to advise her loved ones.
She had a way of making every one who called at her home feel welcome, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by one son, Zeph, who lives south of Arion, one brother, Randolph Zeph, of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, many more relatives and a host of friends to mourn her passing.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, May 28th, in the M.E. church at Dow City.
Music was furnished by a young ladies' quartet.
Interment was made in the Dow City cemetery.
Acting as pallbearers were; Robert Hunt, Arthur Cook, John Johnson, Theodore Witt, and Henry Duncan.
Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mitchell, Mrs. Anna Culver, William Lippke of Peru, Illinois, Everett Garrett of Wall, South Dakota, Irene Fienhold of Lincoln, Nebraska, Evelyn Bramley and Mrs. Elizabeth Burgess of Omaha.
ZOLLNER, Robert Dean
from a New Jersey newspaper:
Robert D. Zollner, 39, former boro resident
Robert Dean Zollner of Chester, formerly of New Providence, died on June 23, 2000, following a long battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
He was 39.
A memorial service was held for Mr. Zollner at the William J. Leber Funeral Home in Chester on June 27.
Mr. Zollner was a 1978 graduate of New Providence High School.
He attended Upsala College and earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark in 1982.
He worked for the New Jersey Department of Enviromental Protection and for BASF before joining American Home Products in Morristown, where he worked until the time of his death.
Mr. Zollner is survived by his wife, Denise; two sons, Dean and Peter; a daughter, Lindsay; his mother, Evelyn Zollner of Saylorsburg, Pa, formerly of New Providence; his brother, James Zollner of Portland, Ore.; and four sisters, Karen Wasserman of East Granby, Conn., Patricia Woodhouse of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; Debra Brady of Cresco, Pa., and Terry Carroll of New Providence.
ASMUS, Dorothy A.
Dorothy A. Wiebers was born May 24, 1925, the daughter of William H. and Gertrude Schneider Asmus.
She died at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, on October 26, 1999, at the age of 74.
Dorothy attended elementary school in Vail, Iowa and attended high school in Schleswig, Iowa.
On December 6, 1945, Dorothy was united in marriage to Robert Wiebers at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig.
Dorothy and Robert settled on a farm in Soldier Township where they lived for twenty years, during which time the couple was blessed with the birth of four children: Lynelle, Janeal, Allan and Dale.
Later, they purchased and farmed the Brandenburg farm in Charter Oak Township.
Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She enjoyed baking, sewing and spending some of her winters in Arizona.
She especially loved camping and playing checkers with her grandchildren.
She was always willing to help others whenever she could and was especially active in her church.
Dorothy was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, St. Luke Ladies Aid, Jolly Club and the Sewing Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Lynelle in infancy; one sister, Bobbie Berg; and two brothers, Billy and Charles Asmus.
She is survived by her husband, Robert; one daughter, Janeal Holmes of Mapleton; two sons, Allan and his wife, Karen of Ute; and Dale and his wife, Lynda of Charter Oak; seven grandchildren, Dorian Aldag and her husband, David of Schleswig; Kris Pomrenke and her husband, Jason of Kansas City, Missouri; Julie Holmes of West Point, Nebraska; Cody Wiebers of Ute; Arin Wiebers of Iowa City; Kaci and Neal Wiebers of Charter Oak; three step-grandchildren, Michael DeLong of Ute; Matthew Keating and his wife, Linda of Federal Way, Washington; Mary Keating of Tempe, Arizona; one great-grandchild, Jenna Pomrenke of Kansas City, Missouri; five sisters, Marge Lantz and her husband, Elmer Gierstorf of Charter Oak; Marilyn Ernst and her husband, Leonard of Bella Vista, Arkansas; Ruth Schmidt and her husband, Virgil of Denison; Shirley Kastner of Denison; and Kathy Clausen and her husband, Verdell of Ricketts; one brother-in-law, Wesley Berg of Odebolt, and one sister-in-law, Ginny Asmus of Murieta, California; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 29, 1999 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ricketts, Iowa.
Rev. Eugene Ernst officiated the service and graveside rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig, Iowa.
Marlene Lee provided the organ accompaniment for the congregational hymns, 'Tender Shepherd, Thou Hast Stilled', 'Lift High The Cross', and 'Family of God'.
Those serving as pallbearers were Edwin D. Schreiber, Wayne Kuhlmann, Gilbert Nihsen, Edward Marth, Paul Schwartz, Lloyd Carlson, Alva Lill, and Kenny Baak.
The family invited everyone in attendance to join them in fellowship and lunch served by the Ladies Aid.
The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.
ASMUS, LaVerle Esther
LaVerle Berg was born September 10, 1933 in Vail, Iowa to William and Gertrude(Schneider) Asmus.
She was baptized in the Lutheran Faith, and was confirmed at Immanual Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa in 1947.
She graduated in 1951 from the Schleswig High School.
On February 15, 1953 she was united in marriage to Wesley Berg, at Immanual Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa.
On May 20, 1998, LaVerle passed away at the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa at the age of 64.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Charles and Billy.
She is survived by her husband, Wesley; three children, Mike of Grand Junction, Colorado, Bill of Ames, and Debbie Berg of Sac City, Iowa.
Seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Six sisters; Dorthy, Mrs. Robert Wiebers, Kathy, Mrs Verdell Claussen, Marge, Mrs. Elmer Gierstorf, Ruth, Mrs. Virgil Schmidt, Marilyn, Mrs Leonard Ernst, and Shirley, Mrs. Orben Kastner.
Services were at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Odebodt, Iowa, May 26, 1998, Pastor Albert Buelow, officiating. Burial in the Odebodt Cemetery, Odebodt, Iowa.