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Ebbert, Paul Eugene
Paul Eugene Ebbert, son of John L. and Lillie Goodin Ebbert, was born November 13, 1922 in Schuyler County. He passed away at the Veteran's hospital in Phoenix, Arizona at 8:25 a.m., Nov. 16, 1968. He had been in failing health for many years.
He was married to Joann Marquis March 28, 1948. To this happy union four sons were born Ronald, Ricky, Steven and David, all at home. Besides his wife and sons he is survived by his parents of Ray: two brothers, Louis of Ray and Victor of Rushville; four sisters, Mrs. Leona Smith and Mrs. Doris Prather of Rushville, Mrs. Lucille Curtis of Ray and Mrs. Mary Hill of St. Ignace, Michigan. He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Barbara Joan.
Paul received his education in Schuyler County, and enlisted in the Navy in 1941, at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The full time of his enlistment was spent in the South Pacific during World War II. He was aboard the U.S. Cruiser, Helena when it was sunk in the Battle of Kula Gulf on July 6, 1943, and after surviving this tragedy was aboard the cruisers Providence and Houston before receiving his honorable discharge in 1946. He was a farmer and lived in Schuyler County until moving to Arizona for his health five years ago. He was a member of the American Legion Post No.4 at Rushville, and the V.F.W. at Mesa, Arizona. He was a kind and loving husband and father, and took much pride in his four sons, and his home was his castle. His kind disposition won him many friends during his span of life.
Service's were held Wednesday, November 20, at Gibbons Garden Chapel in Mesa, Arizona, with Reverend M. J. Zaldivar officiating. Interment was in Mesa City cemetery. Full military honors were conducted at graveside.

Ebbert, Vera (Hickle)
Vera Ebbert
RUSHVILLE - Vera M. Ebbert, 85, of 370 S. Monroe St. died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 1994, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 27, 1909, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, to Arthur W. and Sylvia Rakestraw Hickle, she married Paul Schisler in 1933 in Astoria. He died in 1937. She married Louis Ebbert on Dec. 31, 1949, in Virginia, Ill. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Neal Schisler of Springfield; one daughter, Barbara Morey of Anna; two stepdaughters, Shirley Crumley of Canton and Judy Jones of Rushville; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Four brothers preceded her in death.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at South Fulton Cemetery near Astoria. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.

Esslinger, Orlando
In Memoriam
Orlando Esslinger
Orlando Esslinger, son of Benjamin Franklin and Catherine Miller Esslinger, was born in Cedar, Missouri, September 23, 1873, and passed from this life on Feb. 26, 1952 at Carthage Memo­rial hospital, Carthage.
Mr. Esslinger attended public school at Cedar, Missouri, after which he moved with his family to Brooklyn. On October 15, 1905, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Roudebush; they made their home in the Houston neighborhood north, of Rushville until about eight years ago, when he moved to Bowen where he has since resided.
Mr. Esslinger was a farmer by occupation. He attended the Methodist church.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and one half-sister.
He is survived by his wife, two half-brothers Tom Ewing of Brooklyn, and Rollie Ewing of Sacramento, Calif.; one half-sister, Mrs. Vada Young, of Rock Island; 10 children, Charles of Viola, Clinton and Ben of Bowen, Robert of Chicago, Frances Derry of Roseville, Marjorie Kreutter of DesPlaines, Ethel Blumensaadt of Chicago, Florence Friend of Chicago, Della Schwanbeck of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Betty Menely of Rushville. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First Methodist church in this city with the Rev. J.A. Mason, in charge. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
Rushville Times, 3/6/1952

PETERSEN, Peter William
From a June 1963 newspaper
P.W. Petersen Dies Monday
P.W. Petersen passed away Monday night at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital. Petersen who was 80 years old passed away after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

Funeral Services Held For P.W. Petersen
Funeral services for Peter W. Petersen were held Thursday, June 20, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. The congregation sang "What a Friend We Have In Jesus". The choir sang "I Am But A Stranger Here". Mrs. Ray Schmidt was the organist Rev. F.A. Wiese read the following obituary: Peter Wilhelm, one of eleven children, was born on November 6, 1882, in Hanover township of Jurgen Petersen and Adaline nee Lorenzen. He was baptized by Pastor Bretcher and confirmed by Pastor Runge at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Hanover township. He was married to Hulda Brockman on August 18, 1902, at Trinity Lutheran church by Pastor Von Der Au. This union was blessed with five children. Peter Petersen lived all of his life in this community. His great interests were farming and cattle breeding. He also took part in community affairs, at one time being President of the Farmers Lumber, Schleswig, Director of Farmers Mutual Insurance, Schleswig, and a director of the Federal Land Bank, Denison. He held office of elder in Immanuel Lutheran church, Schleswig, for a number of years and was a member of this congregation over 40 years. Peter had been in ill health for the past three years and died at Crawford County Memorial Hospital on Monday June 17th. He is survived by his widow, Hulda, four children: Jurgen and C. Henry of Denison, Emil of Schleswig, and Elsie, wife of Fred Carstensen of Ida Grove. Three brothers: Chris and August of Denison, Emil of Westside; two sisters, Marie, wife of John Klinker of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Mrs. Mollie Knudsen of Denison and six grandchildren. He attained to 80 years, seven months, and eleven days. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Elaine; one son, Bernhard; four brothers and one sister. Pallbearers were: Herman Wellendorf, Raymond Fredrichsen, Robert Christiansen, Lorenz Petersen, John J. Petersen, and August F. Petersen. Burial was in the Morgan Cemetery.

PETERSEN, Ruth Lucille
Denison Bulletin, Tuesday, December 10, 2002
Ruth Lucille McGinn was born April 20, 1914, the daughter of Fritz and Clara Grill Petersen. She died November 21, 2002 at her home in Denison, Iowa at the age of eighty-eight.

Ruth was born on a farm in Otter Creek Township and received her education in a rural school near her home. After school, she went to work for Henry and Lizzie Lafrenz in Denison and later worked at the Fair Store. On September 2, 1946, Ruth was united in marriage to Peter McGinn. The couple settled on a farm near Kenwood, Iowa and were blessed with the birth of six children. The couple farmed until moving to Denison in 1962. Ruth began working at the Beacon Drive in, a job which she held for many years.

She had an inspiring love for her family and friends, and a tremendous sense of humor. She loved sports, especially Iowa football and basketball, the Chicago Bears, and golf. She also enjoyed reading, traveling, making and visiting friends. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter; one brother, Rowland Petersen; one sister, Mary Miller; two sisters-in-law: LuVerne and Lorraine Petersen; two brothers-in-law: Carl Miller and Eldo Hollander. She is survived by her daughter, Mary McGinn of Denison; five sons: Philip and Bernard of Grand Lake, Colorado, Stephen of Denison, Charles and his special friend, Sue Hudson, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Neil and his wife, Danita of Denison; three grandchildren: Nathan, Daniel and Miriah; two brothers: Harry Petersen and his wife, Nellie of Denison and Melvin Petersen and his wife, Marcella of Schleswig; three sisters: Lois Miller of Mapleton; Dorothy Pollock and her husband, Ray of Vail; and Henrietta Hollander of Schleswig; two brother-in-law: Paul McGinn and his wife, Peggy of Mellville, Delaware, and Harvey Pettit of Fredricksburg, Virginia; four sisters-in-law: Eileen Hanson and her husband, Richard of Dunlap, Berniece McGinn of Ryan, Iowa, Georgene Albrecht and her husband, Fritz of Springfield, Nebraska, and Juanita McGinn of Spotsylvania, Virginia; other relatives and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2002, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison, Iowa. Fr. Edward Murray served as Celebrant of the Mass and grave side rites at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Denison. Organist Jean Cornelius provided the organ accompaniment for the St. Rose of Lima Choir. Sunday prayer services included a Legion of Mary Rosary at 4:00 p.m., and a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m., at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Servers of the Mass were: Conor Heiden, Conrad Heiden, and Colin Marten. Those serving as pallbearers were: Keith Petersen, Brian McGinn, Rickie Dykes, Eldon Hardekopf, Myron Peters, and Joel Franken. The family invited everyone in attendance to the Parish Center for fellowship and lunch served by the Altar Society. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of the arrangements.

PICKEL, Richard Hans
The Schleswig Leader, Thursday, March 29, 2001, page 3
Farmer and Insurance Adjuster Dies March 15
Richard Hans Pickel was born September 3, 1933, the son of Peter and Jane Maas Pickel. He died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, at the age of sixty-seven.

Richard was born on a farm southeast of Schleswig. He was baptized in Christ in Friedens Evangelical Reformed Church and later confirmed in the Lutheran faith on March 27, 1948, at Immanuel Lutheran church in Schleswig. he attended elementary schools around the area and graduated from Schleswig High School with the class of 1950. After completing his education, Richard worked at Walter Ernst's farm until entering the United States Air Force in 1953. he was based in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he attended Radar Mechanic School and was subsequently assigned to serve in Japan for one and one-half years during the Korean War. After returning from his overseas' duties, he was based a Offutt air Force Base in Omaha, for the remainder of his military career. On July 3, 1954, Richard was united in marriage to Lois Jensen at the Lutheran Church in Worthington, Minnesota.

After his honorable discharge in 1957, Richard returned to Crawford County and farmed in the area for several years before settling on the family farm northwest of Schleswig. While continuing to farm, in the early 1980's, Richard became an insurance adjuster, starting with crop insurance and later worked casualty with Farmers Mutual Insurance of Schleswig. He retired from Framers Mutual in 1998, but continued part-time with his agricultural adjusting with Rain and Hail Insurance through the Fall of 2000.

Richard was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church and of Schleswig's V.F.W. Post 3930, serving on their Color Guard for many years. He was a talented carpenter and electrician. He loved fishing, hunting, and camping. Richard enjoyed watching western films, especially the scenery and horses. He often played cards with his family on Sunday, spent time with his grandchildren, and enjoyed being with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Lois of Schleswig; one son, Richard D. Pickel of Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Lori Kragel and her husband, Gene of Ute, Iowa and Lashelle Carlson and her husband, Lloyd of West Des Moines, Iowa; three grandchildren, Tim Pickel of Sac City, Lance and Lana Carlson of West Des Moines, Iowa; two brothers, Ben and his wife, Betty of Mapleton, Iowa and Wilbert and his wife, Betty of Sac City; four sisters, Evelyn Stamm and her husband, Gene of Omaha, Rubie Kastner and her husband, Rawlo of Schleswig, Beverly Rix and her husband, Allen of Manning and Dorothy Rix and her husband, Larry of Des Moines; one sister-in-law, Linda Miller and her husband, Bob of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and many close relatives and friends. He will be deeply missed by all of them.

Funeral serves were held at 2:30 pm Monday, March 19, 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 accompaniment for congregational hymns, "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less" and "I'm But A Stranger Here". Tape music by Rubie Kastner of "How Great Thou Art" and "Sheltered in the Arms of God" were played. Honorary pallbearers were Richard D. Pickel, Lloyde Carlson Jr., Bernhard Pickel, Wilbert Pickel and Gene Kragel. Pallbearers and Military Honors were the V.F.W. Post No. 3930, Schleswig, Iowa. 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.

Denison Review, Friday, May 31, 2002, page 7
Minnie A. Poggensee Laubscher was born May 16, 1933 at Denison, Iowa, the daughter of Herman and Elsie Thies Poggensee. She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. She attended Denison Elementary and High School, graduation with the class of 1951. On October 6, 1952 she was united in marriage to LaVerne R. Laubscher at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Shortly after their marriage the couple moved to Omaha. They were blessed with the birth of three daughters. In the early 60's they moved to California for a few years before returning to Omaha. While they lived in Omaha Minnie worked for the Kellog Cereal Company. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and FOE Ladies Auxiliary. In the late 80's they retired and moved to Vancouver, Washington, where they since resided. After retirement they traveled extensively in their motor home. They were part-time winter residents of Yuma, Arizona. Minnie loved her flowers, traveling and cooking for her family and friends.

She died peacefully on Monday, May 20, 2002 in Vancouver, Washington at the age of 69 years, 4 days, surrounded by her loving family. She will be forever remembered by her loving husband of 49 years, Vern, daughters: Peggy Olds, Linda Aufderhaar, Jeanne Laubscher; son-in-laws: Kurt Olds and Grant Aufderhaar; grandchildren; Nathan and Julie Olds of Vancouver, Washington, Eric and Katie Aufderhaar of Fairfax, Virginia; nine brothers: John and Alma Poggensee, Louis and Stephanie Poggensee, Arnold Poggensee all of Denison, Walter and Florence Poggensee of Vail, Ernest Poggensee of Charter Oak, Don and Pam Poggensee of Ida Grove, Bob and Mary Poggensee of Council Bluffs, Edward Poggensee of San Jose, California, and Herman and Jackie Poggensee Jr. of Polk City; one sister Alvina Schiernbeck of Vail; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by an infant sister Louise and both of her parents and grandparents.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 24, 2002 at 10:00 am at the Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Omaha, Nebraska. Officiating at the service was Rev. Damon Laaker. Musical selections were "On Eagles Wings", "Wind Beneath My Wings", and "How Great Thou Art". Interment was at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers were Grand and Eric Aufderhaar, Kurt and Eric Olds, Edward and Arnold Poggensee.

To those I love and those who love me, when I am gone, Release me, Let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears. Be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love. You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown. But now it's time I traveled on alone. So grieve a while for me if grieve you must. Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only for a while that we must part. So bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away. For life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can't see me or touch me, I'll be near and if you listen with your heart, you'll hear. All of my love around you soft and clear. And then, when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and "Welcome Home".

POPPEN, Daniel Edward
Worthington (Minnesota) Daily Globe, Monday, July 31, 2000
Daniel Edward Poppen, 59, of Lincoln, Nebraska, died Saturday, July 29, 2000. Born May 18, 1941, in Worthington, he was the son of Herman and Melvina Christens Poppen. He married Phyllis Wiese.

He worked for HyVee for 16 years, seven years as manager, and was a supervisor for Nash Finch Co. for 10 years. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Lincoln.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Todd (Jennifer) Poppen, Grand Island, Neb., and Troy Poppen, Austin, Texas; one daughter; Kari (Tom) Garton, Daykin, Neb.; two brothers, Dave (Jan) Poppen, Sioux Falls, SD, and Morris (Konnie) Beck, Lake Park, Iowa; two sisters, Diane (Mike) Ryan, Chicago, and Donna (Kenny) Hammon, Worthington; six grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

The memorial service will be 1pm Wednesday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 S. 84th St., Lincoln, with the Rev. Michael Neidow officiating. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

PRANSCHKE, Viola Marie
The Charter Oak-Ute NEWSpaper, April 3, 2003
Denison Review, Friday, April 4, 2003
Viola M. Barnes, age 82 of Mapleton, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Eventide Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa.

Services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 28 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton with Pastor Scott Fiege officiating. Burial was in St. Clair Cemetery, Ute. Karen Krusen was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "How Great Thou Art" and "Just As I Am". A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.

Viola Marie Barnes was born May 26, 1920, in Soldier Township, Charter Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Augusta (Henshen) Pranschke. She was baptized July 11, 1920 at St. John's Lutheran Church at Charter Oak. She grew up and was educated in the area and on July 27, 1940 in Denison, Iowa, Vi married Chester Minor Barnes of Ute, Iowa. They then lived and raised their family at Mapleton, Iowa. Chester died in April of 1988.

Vi was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton along with the Lutheran Church Women. She developed a talent for embroidering which she enjoyed along with watching "Wheel of Fortune", but her best time were those spent with her family.

Those survivors left to cherish Vi's memory include three sons and their wives, Ron and Rose Barnes of Sioux City, Iowa, Don and Myra Barnes of Mesa, Arizona, and Rick and Denise Barnes of Defiance, Iowa; two daughters and their husbands, Judy and Roger Furne of Battle Creek, Iowa and Jolene and Dick Streck of Schleswig, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Herb Pranschke of Sioux City, Iowa and Ed Pranschke of Denison, Iowa, along with several other relatives, neighbors and good friends.

Along with her husband, Vi was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Kenneth, Gary and Terry, one great-grandson, Geoffrey Barnes, two brothers, Martin and Bob Pranschke, two sisters, Clara Pitts and Lucille Hesse, and a very special friend whose company she enjoyed, Leonard Jungen.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Jody Barnes, Jim Barnes, Kevin Streck, Todd Furne, Shane Furne and Don Barnes, Jr.

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