CARSTENSEN, Lena Dorathea
Lena Dorathea Carstensen was born April 21, 1908, the daughter of Jens and Margaretha Petersen Carstensen. She died at ther home near Ida Grove, Iowa on Friday, September 10, 1993 at the age of eighty-five years. Lena was born in Ostbordelum, Germany and received her education there before coming to the America in 1930. She settled in Crawford County and was employed by the Raymond Connors family for two years before joining her brothers. In 1947, they bought a farm eight miles north east of Schleswig where she settled and farmed with her brothers. She was a considerate, loving and generous person always willing to give of herself. Her kindness and devotion are evidenced by her sharing and participation as a member of the United Church of Christ, the Dorcas Society and Ladies Aid of the Church. She was preceeded in death by her parents and one brother, Johann on June 14, 1993. Survivors include three brothers, Hans, Carsten and Fredrich and his wife, Elsie all of Ida Grove; and two sisters, Inge of Ida Grove and Anna Harder of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
Denison Bulletin Nov.4, 1931
FORMER DENISON LADY DIES AT HER HOME IN CALIF.
Mrs. A. B. Lorenzen Buied Tuesday in Nissen Cemetery. Was 71 years
This community mourns the death of Mrs. A.B. Lorenzen, who for many years was a resident of this county. Her death took place at her home in Long Beach, California. She was ill for several months and during the time of her sickness she was a patient sufferer, putting her trust in the All Wise Creator. During the many years her lived in this county she was known a faithful friend--one who always helped a neighbor or friends in distress. She reared a large family and lived to see them all take their place in life in a manner that was much of a credit to her motherly care. She took great interest in religious things and it was her daily practice to read the Bible. As a early citizen in this community she had much to do with the community's growth and made much of a contribution to its development. The deceased was a member of the Eastern Star.
Mrs. Johanna Lorenzen, nee Christiansen, was born January 13,1860, at Barnsbuell, Germany. At the age of 13 years she came with her parents to Clinton county, Iowa. Three years later she came to Denison where she met and married Mr. A.B. Lorenzen, who preceded her in death, having died at Long Beach, Calif., September 29, 1925. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzen were married July 11, 1890, and to this union were born seven children, two of whom, Carl and Albert, died at the ages of six and four respectively. The living are Anna, Mrs. John Wiese, of Flandreau, South Dakota: Ida, Mrs Louie Evers, of Denison, Iowa: Lorenz Lorenzen of Chicago, Ill: Lina, Mrs. Peter C. Hollander, Schleswig, Iowa: Andrew Lorenzen of California. Besides the sorrowing children there are left to mourn, 18 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, one brother and three sisters, as follows: Christ Christiansen of Creghton, Neb., Mrs. Henry Lehfeldt of Glenwood, Calif., Mrs. Sievert Meser of Mitchell, South Dakota, and Mrs. Ada Plough of Glendale, Calif.; Four brothers Broder, Anton, Peter,and Fred, preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs Louie Evers of this city, Nov 3 at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. Music was furnished by a selected quartet and the ceremonies were conducted by Rev. J. F. Arnold, of the Methdodist Church. Interment followed in the Nissen Cemetery.
CLAUSEN, Leonard J.
The Schleswig Leader, Nov. 1, 2001
Leonard J. Clausen was born September 5, 1912, the son of Andrew and Cathrine Iversen Clausen. He died at his home in Schleswig, Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at the age of eighty-nine.
Leonard was born on a farm south of Ida Grove. He was baptized in Christ and confirmed in the Christian faith at the Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church in Schleswig in 1929, by Rev. K. Kielhorn. He received his formal education in a rural school near his home where he received his 8th grade diploma.
December 11, 1938, Leonard was united in marriage to Mildred Miller. The couple settled on a farm in Morgan Township where they farmed together and were blessed with the birth of one daughter, Jolene. The family were members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hanover Township, but later transferred their membership to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Leonard and Mildred retired in 1977 and moved to Schleswig in 1986 but continued to help his son-in-law, Larry Beeck during the busy seasons.
Farming was very much a part of his life. He enjoyed following the markets, reading newspapers and spent much of his time tending to his yard and multiple gardens. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Jurgen, Herbert, Andrew and Paul; and his daughter, Jolene Mildred Beeck. Survivors include his wife, Mildred of Schleswig; one son-in-law, Larry Beeck and his wife, Barb of Schleswig; five grandchildren, Tami Walker and her husband, Drew of Bourbonnais, Illinois, Todd Beeck and his wife, Connie of Kansas City, Missouri, Tina Beeck and her husband, Greg Thurman of LaGrande, Oregon, Mike Beeck and his wife, Tracy of Schleswig, and Mark Beeck and his wife, Theresa of Schleswig. Also twelve great-grandchildren, Krista, Shawna, and Chelsey Walker; Carly Beeck; Beeck and Miller Thurman; Garrett, Madison and Jazlyn Beeck; and Kirsten, Makayla and Keenan Beeck; two sisters, Frieda Else and Anna Teut and her husband, Lenhardt, all of Schleswig; and four sisters-in-law, Sylvia Clausen and Bernice Clausen, both of Schleswig, Elenora Neubaum of Des Moines and Irene Rothe of Onawa.
Funeral services were held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2001, with Rev. Merle Mahnken officiating the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Marlene Hight served as the organ accompaniment for the congregational hymns, "How Great Thou Art", "The Lamb" and "Lift High The Cross" with Kelsey Schoenfeld providing the Trumpet accompaniment for the hymns. Those serving as pallbearers were Delbert Clausen, Verdell Clausen, Stanley Rothe, Donald Larson, Glen Bielfeldt and Lowell Teut. The family invited everyone attending the services to a fellowship luncheon served by the Ladies Aid of the Church. The Huebner Funeral Home of Schleswig was in charge of the arrangements.
CLAUSEN, May Lou
From The Schleswig Leader, July 13, 2000:
May Lou Wellendorf was born May 23, 1911, the daughter of Paul and Emma Kunze Clausen. She died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison at the age of eighty-nine. May Lou was born on the home farm in Willow Township, near Charter Oak, Iowa, and was baptized in Christ, on the third day after her birth in her family farm home. She received her education in a rural school near her home and was confirmed on April 5, 1925 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak by Pastor Amstein. After her high school graduation with the class of 1929, May Lou enrolled at the Lutheran Hospital Nurses Training program in Sioux City, Iowa, after graduating as a Registered Nurse with the class of 1932. On November 8, 1933, May Lou was united in marriage to Herman Wellendorf at the Morningside Lutheran Parsonage in Sioux City. The couple settled on a farm near Schleswig and were blessed with the birth of one son, Howard. The couple remained in Schleswig until 1945, at which time they moved to Clear Lake, Iowa, where the couple operated a rooming house for patients at the Chappel Clinic. In 1963, the couple moved to Denison where May Lou took care of her mother, Emma Westphalen at her home in Charter Oak. May Lou loved her work as a nurse and throughout her life, was complemented numerous times for the wonderful care she gave others. She also enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, and was very involved with her position as a 4-H instructor. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Detlef Westphalen; her husband, Herman Wellendorf; her twin sister, May Belle; three brothers, William, Fred and Vernon Clausen; two step-sisters, Matilda Clingenpeel and Amelia Brown and one step-brother, Ethlef Westphalen. She is survived by her son, Howard and his wife, Gloria of Fort Madison, Iowa; five grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29, 2000, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Denison, Iowa. Rev. Kurt Kaiser officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig, Iowa. Karen Kahl provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Larry Boeck singing, 'How Great Thou Art', 'Just As I Am, Without One Plea' and 'Nearer, My God, To Thee' and congregational hymn, 'What A Friend We Have In Jesus'. Pallbearers were Weston Wellendorf, Michael Wellendorf, Nathan Wellendorf, David Wellendorf, Michele Hulsing, Mark Hulsing, Eric Bailey, Sarah Bailey and Jon Wellendorf. 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 Denison was in charge of arrangements.
CRANE, Rosa Mae
March 1, 1983 Denison Bulletin, Denison, Iowa:
Rosa M. Borgstahl, 66, of rural Deloit, died Sunday at the St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison with the Rev. Jack D. Heck officiating. Burial will be in the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pfannebecker-Maxwell Funeral Home in Denison. A memorial has been established and gifts may be left at the funeral home.
Survivors include her husband, William, of rural Deloit; one son, Ronald Borgstahl of Hampshire, Ill. ; one daughter, Janice (Mrs. Eldon) Geist of Lakewood, Colo.; six grandchildren; and one brother, Kermit Crane of Dunlap. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
March 3, 1983 Denison Bulletin, Denison, Iowa:
Rosa Mae Borgstahl was born on a farm near Vail, Iowa, Nov. 15, 1916, the daughter of Franklin and Frona Crane. She was raised on the family farm and received her early education at the rural schools near her home. Rosa attended high school in Denison, where she was graduated with the class of 1933. During her high school, Rosa took two years of Normal Training that certified her to teach grade school. Following her graduation she taught in the rural school in East Boyer Township.
Rosa was baptized in April of 1930, and on December 25, 1937, she was confirmed into the Lutheran faith at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison.
On June 4, 1937, Rosa was united in marriage with William Borgstahl at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. To this union, two children, Ronald and Janice, were born. Following their marriage Bill and Rosa made their home on a farm west of Denison until 1948 when they moved to their present farm home north of Deloit. After her marriage, Rosa taught for a time in the rural school in Otter Creek Township. After retiring in 1962, they had continued to reside on the farm. It was while Rosa was taking her daily walk Feb. 17, that she was stricken with a heart attack and taken to the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. After suffering another heart attack and taken to the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. after suffering another heart attack on Saturday, Rosa was taken to the St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Neb., and it was there her death occurred Feb. 27, 1983. At the time of her death she has attained the age of 66 years, three months, and 12 days.
During her life, Rosa spent countless hours doing volunteer work for her church and civic organizations. At age 10 she joined 4-H and continued to remain active in that organization until her death. For ten years she was a leader of the Kiron 4-H Star Girls Club. She then worked in all phases of the 4-H organization at the county level including being a judge of records and judging achievement shows. In December of 1982, Rosa was awarded the 4-H Alumni Award. Since 1949 she was a member of the Home and Hobby Club. She was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison and was presently serving as treasurer of Dorcas. Rosa was an active participant in the Red Cross Bloodmobile program having recently received a nine gallon pin. For many years Rosa worked with the handicapped clinics that were conducted in Denison, and she was a member of the Crawford County Auxiliary in Denison.
Rosa was proceeded in death by her parents and one sister who died in infancy.
She is survived by her husband William of Deloit, one son, Ronald Borgstahl of Hampshire, Ill., one daughter, Janice (Mrs. Eldon) Geist of Lakewood, CO, six grandchildren, Leigh and Kaye Borgstahl, and Cynthia, Andrew, Susan, and Juli Geist, one brother, Kermit Crane of Dunlap. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wed., March 2, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison with the Rev. Jack D. Heck officiating. Comfort in music was provided by Henry Henningsen as soloist singing "Abide With Me" and the congregation singing "What a Friend We Have In Jesus" and "How Great Thou Art" with Mrs. Fred Rabe as organist. Honorary pallbearers included Ray Larson, Cyrenus Knief, George Beaman, Robert Fink, Earl Whiteing, Howard Shaw, Vernet Soenksen, Wilbur Reimers, Virgil Boeck, Ray Kluender, Vincent Keating, and Fred Holst.
Pallbearers were Jim Beaman, Michael Fink, Calvin Enfield, Bernard Martin, Larry Boeck, and Merlin Whiteing. Burial was in the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. The Pfannebecker-Maxwell Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of the arrangements.
PETERSEN, August L.
August L. Petersen was born the son of Jurgen and Adeline Lorenzen Petersen, Nov. 8, 1893, in Hanover Township, Crawford County, Iowa. He died Sunday, April 1, 1990, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison at the age of 96 years.
August lived on the farm where he was born for 80 years. He was baptized April 23, 1894, and confirmed April 4, 1909. He received his education in the rural schools.
August and Mahala Johannsen were united in marriage Feb. 2, 1916, at the farm home with Rev. Wm. Frese officiation. To this union nine children were born.
August and Mahala farmed until 1973, when they moved to Denison. In the fall of 1985, they moved to Eventide Lutheran Home where they made their home.
August was a member at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison.
In addition to his parents, August was preceded in death by his wife, Mahala, March 23, 1987; one daughter, Marie Marten; seven brothers; three sisters; and four grandchildren.
His survivors include his children: Margaret and her husband, Marvine Petersen of Denison, John Petersen and his wife Loueen of Denison, Anna and her husband Wilbur Harm of Denison, Edmund Petersen and his wife Marion of Denison, Leonard Petersen and his wife Arlis of Ute, Berniece and her husband Carl Segebart of Vail, Earl Petersen and his wife Barbara of Lake Park, Minn., Betty and her husband Don Bilsten of Denison; and one son-in-law, Ralph Marten of Denison; also 44 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Caroline Petersen of Glidden and Bertha Stone of Cedar Rapids.
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PETERSEN, Bernhardt Chris
Bernard Petersen, 48, of near Schleswig died Tuesday afternoon at his farm home. Crawford county coroner Harry Maxwell listed Petersen's death as "suicide by hanging: after making an investigation of the death. Petersen is survived by his widow and one daughter. The Sinn Funeral Home in Schleswig is in charge of funeral arrangements.
From the Denison Bulletin and Schleswig Leader
Funeral Services at Lutheran Church
Funeral services for Bernhard C. Petersen were held Friday at the Immanuel Lutheran church. The congregation sang, "Savior, I Follow On" and the choir sang "There Is An Hour of Peaceful Rest". Mrs. Ray Schmidt accompanied them on the organ. Rev. F.A. Wiese read the following obituary. Bernhard Chris, son of Mr and Mrs Peter Petersen, was born in Hanover township on the 17th day of March, 1909. In infancy, he was baptized by the Rev. Runge. He grew up on the home place south of Schleswig. On the 27th day of September, 1940 he was married to Leila Ebsen. After a year of married life they moved to the farm where they resided for the past 15 years. This marriage was blessed with one daughter, Donna. Most of his life he held membership in the Immanuel Lutheran congregation. He died on Tuesday, Feb. 28. He is survived by his widow, Leila; one daughter, Donna; his parents, Mr and Mrs Peter W Petersen; three brothers, Jurgen C., Henry, and Emil, all of Denison; and one sister, Elsie, wife of Fredrich Carstensen of Ida Grove. He attained the age of 46 years, 11 months, and 11 days. Burial was made in the Morgan Cemetery. Pallbearers were: August Petersen, Lorenz Petersen, Edwin Petersen, Magnus Wellendorf, Raymond Friedrichsen, and Werthus Grill.
PETERSEN, Carl Jens
Carl Petersen Rites Held Saturday
Carl J. Petersen, Fertile, Minnesota, 70, died Sept. 16, 1965 at Crookston, Minnesota. He had been in failing health for the past ten years.
He was born January 20, 1895 to Mr. and Mrs. Amos Petersen at Wall Lake, Iowa. In 1903 he came to Fertile, Minnesota where he grew to manhood. On April 10, 1917 he was married to Louella Gardner at Fertile. He worked for Spring Gravel Company at Melvin until he began to farm in 1934. He was a member of the Varnes Lutheran Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Lena) Bakken, Crookston; three sons, Clyde of Ferndale, Calif., Arthur of Minneapolis, and Ralph of Sacremento, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret Albertson, Duluth, MN, Mrs. C. A. (Ann) Spenningsby, Valley City, ND, and Mrs. Joe (Alvina) Overland of Fertile; five brothers, John of Erskine, Minn, Jens of Bagley, Jerry, Emil and William and Fertile; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife (April 8, 1955), one son, Robert, his parents and one granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 18 from the Varnes Lutheran Church, Rev. Thomas Gabrielsen officiating. Organist was Mrs. Muret Berhow and soloist, Mrs. Leo Lindberg.
Casket bearers were Joe Overland, Emil Petersen, William Petersen, Jens Petersen, Jerry Petersen, and John Petersen. Interment was in the Concordia Cemetery. The Erikson-Vik Funeral Home of Fertile was in charge of arrangments.
PETERSEN, Claus Heinrich
Claus Heinrich Petersen was born April 9, 1905, the son of Peter W. and Hulda Brockman Petersen. He died at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa, Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at the age of ninety-one. Henry was born in Hanover Township, Crawford County and was baptized in Christ June 4, 1905 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hanover township by Pastor Runge and later confirmed there in March 1920 by Pastor Ed Firnhaber. After receiving his education, he joined his parents and brothers starting the Peter W. Petersen and Sons' farming operation known os the Sunny Slope Stock Farm. In August of 1942, Henry entered the United States Army. After receiving his honorable discharge he returned to the Schleswig area to farm with his family. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa. He was a loving brother and uncle who in his leisure time he enjoyed fishing. He also loved the challenge of picture puzzles and was pleased and excited when completed with the joy of giving them to family and friends. Henry entered the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison on April 17, 1996. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bernhard, February 28, 1956; one niece, Elaine Schroeder, March 5, 1942; and one great niece, Sandra Ramer, April 16, 1991. Survivors include two brothers, Jurgen Petersen of Eventide; Emil Petersen and his wife, Lillie of Schleswig; one sister, Elsie Carstensen and her husband, Fred of Ida Grove; one sister-in-law, Leila Zage of Schleswig; nieces; nephews; great nieces; great nephews; two great-great nieces; two great-great nephews; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 28, 1997, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and graveside rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for soloist Henry Henningsen singing, "How Great Thou Art" and "I'm But A Stranger Here" and congregational hymn "I Know That My Redeemer Lives". Those serving as pallbearers were Wayne Schroeder, Dean Schroeder, Patrick Hanrahan, Jens Carstensen, Daniel Schroeder, Darryl Petersen, Chad Petersen, Jay Petersen, Don Hanrahan, Alan Nemitz, Dave Nemitz, and Tim Stoppel. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.