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i I  Clara Kelley, 77 HARI. - Clara Barbara Kelley, daughter of Joseph and Magdalena (Kenkel) Thielen was born Aug. 14, 1911 at Panama. She died at her (We encourage a picture of the deceased) hOmeage 77inyears,Harlan'sevenAprilmonths10' 1989and 27at PICTURE POLICY FOR OBITUARIES days. She was baptized, received her First Communion and was (Publishing obituary of area residents is done in the Harlan confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Newspapers at no cost to the family. If a plcture is desired, the Church in Panama. She attended picture may run at a charge ot $2.00. Furnish the picture to your country school, St. Mary's School in Panama and grew to adulthood in funeral home and they can forward it with the obituary to the the home of her parents helping on Herlen Newspapers. A picture adds very much to the story, the family farm. Sept. 16, 1928, she married Waiter Kelley at Harlan. Two sons were born to this union. They lived in school teacher, city council the Panama area until New Year's of member, president of the Chamber 1930, when they moved to the "Barfly.' Surviving are her husband, of Commerce, president of the fair Harlan area by a team of horses• Walter of Hadan; one son, Tom and board, Lt. Governor of the Kiwanis They farmed east of Hadan until Jan. his wife, Sandra, Hadan; daughter,n- for Iowa and Nebraska, president inf 1984, when they moved into law, Alice Kelley of Mesa, AZ; six of National Grain and Feed Assoc., Harlan. She was also employed as a grandchildren; five great- serving as assistant deputy nurse aide at Myrtue Memorial grandchildren; one brother, Joseph secretary of agriculture of the U.S. Hospital in Harlan from Oct. 1955 Thielen Jr. of Atlantic; nieces; - a presidential appointment, until Oct. 1976. Clara and Walter nephews and other relatives. He also was the "King of the were privileged to have celebrated Funeral services were held April Mardi Gras" - the first Protestant their 60th wedding anniversary in 13, 1989 at Pauley Funeral Home with Rev. Don Schoepf of First to hold that office in Harlan. Sept. of last year. She was a Following the sale of Squealer member of the S.I. Club and Dial Christian Church officiating. Burial Feeds in Harlan, he purchased the Club, both of Harlan. was in Harlan cemetery with John Chrysler dealership in Harlan. After In addition to her parents, she Benjamin, Kenneth Thielen, Perry retirement, Al and Arlene moved to was preceded in death by a son, Kelley, Sr., Donald E. Kelley, John Washington, D.C. and in 1983 they William in 1987 and three brothers, W. Behrendt and Elmer Heimerman moved toAZ and this had been John. Raymond and Bernard serving as casketbearers. their home since that time. He was deeply religious :,- had been a Iongtime member of the Becky Heilesen First United Methodist Church in Harlan and the Sun Lakes United Carver, 35 Alvin Methodist Church in Sun Lakes, OVIEDO, FLORIDA - Becky Krogstad, 71 AZ. Other organizations in which Jean Carver, daughter of Richard he was a member would include and Darlene (Jensen) Heilesen was HARLAN - Alvin Leland the Masons and the Shriners of born in Harlan, March 18, 1954. Krogstad, son of Edwin and Nora both Hadan and Sun Lakes, AZ. She died at Altamonte Springs, FL, (Petersen) Krogstad was born at In addition to his parents, he April 6, 1989, just 19 days after EIk HomonJune 23, 1917. He died was preceded in death by a her 35th bidhday. at Chandler Hospital in Chandler, grandson, David Allen Krogstad. She attended school in Harlan, Arizona on March 27, 1989, at Surviving him is his wife, Arlene of graduating from Harlan Community age 71 years, nine months and Sun Lakes, AZ; three sons, Richard High School in 1972. She attended four days. of Minneapolis, MN; Larry of Ro- Iowa State University in Ames, re- He attended school in Elk Horn, seville, CA and Roger of MarshFld, ceiving her Bachelor of Science graduating in 1934. His career WI; seven grandchildren; three Degree in Elementary Education in began in the grain business in brothers, Stanley of Mantob, Wi; 1976. After teaching kindergarten 1939 in Elk Horn. There, he met Chester "Pete" of Elk Horn; and for two years at Zearing, she and married Arlene Escher. Three Norman of Orlando, FL; one sister, moved to FL, teaching school in sons were born to this union. Goldie Colkins of Denver, CO; Jacksonville, Sanford, Melbourne, Shortly after their marriage, he nieces and nephews and other and Casselberry. entered military service for 27 relaes. Aug. 9, 1986, she married months, serving in Germany and Lance Carver in Zearing. One son of Irwin; her paternal grandmother, Japan in the Military Police. After Funeral services were held in was born to this union. She re- Margaret Heilesen of Harlan and discharge, he returned to the Sun Lakes United Methodist ceived her Masters Degree in Edu- other relatives. grain business in Hadan and spent Church, Sun Lakes, AZ, March 30, cation at Nova University in Miami, Funeral services were held April his life in this community. 1989 with Rev. Marshall Lindsay FL in 1986, and was currently 12, 1989 at Pauiey Funeral Home Out of a very successful feed officiating. Additional services were teaching at Red Bug School in with Pastor Walter Bernard of Irwin manufacturing and grain company, conducted in Harlan April 1, 1989 Casselberry, FL. She was a former United Methodist Church officiat- he went on to serve the commu- with Rev. Rex Piercy of St. Paurs member of First United Methodist ing. Casketbearers in Harian were nity as a Scoutmaster, Sunday United Methodist Church, Waterloo Church in Harlan, and was Steve Gawley, Jeff Jacobsen, Kent officiating. Burial was in the Harlan currently a member of Tuskawilla Richards, Cole McMahon, Steve cemetery. Methodist Church in Casselberry, Jacobsen and Terry Campbell. FL. Burial was in Lincoln Twp. ceme- Survivors include her husband, tery in Zearing with Ralph Hill, Rite Lance of Ovledo, FL; a son, Drew of Brent Carver, Bruce Heilesen, Mike Oviedo; her parents, Richard and Jensen, Gregg Carver and Don Sonderman, 69 Darlene Heilesen of Harlan; a Holdsworth serving as casket- PORTSMOUTH - Marita 'Rita" brother, Bruce Heilesen of Harlan; bearers. Pauley Funeral Home in Marie Sonderman, daughter of a sister, Pat (Mrs DOn) Holdsworth charge of arrangements. Nicholas Joseph and Kathryn Marie (Heifer) Schechinger was born at (We encourage a picture o the deceased) Panama, Sept. 20, 1919. She died at Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha March 26, 1989 at age 69 Wa giesel, 84 ars, six months and six days. She was baptized, received her SHELBY - Walter Alfred Kiesel was born in Pottawattamie County Dec. 4, First Communion and was con- 1904 at his parents Adam and Emma Messerschmidt Kiesel. He was the firmed at St. Mary's Catholic third in the family of 13 children. He was baptized May 21, 1905 at his Church in Panama and attended parents home. He was confirmed at the,Lutheran Church in Shelby, of which school in Panama. he had been a life time member. He farmed with his father and also worked Feb. 1, 1938, she married Vin- as a hired man for other people. He also owned a truck and was with the cent "Pat" Sonderman at St. Kiesel Brothers Trucking for several years. Mary's Catholic Church in He married Olga Oloff of Persia at the Lutheran Church in Shelby, Dec. 6, Portsmouth. Seven children were 1939• They farmed near Avoca, Minden, Persia and for twenty-six years farmed near Neola until their retirement when they moved to their home in born to this union. After their Beverly (Mrs Jim) Phillips of Palm Shelby. Their 40th anniversary was hosted by their sisters and brothers in marriage, they farmed on the Harbor, FL and Sandy and Linda Dec. of 1979. He died at his home in Shelby, April 23, 1989 at age 84. same farm near Podsmouth for Sonderman both of Omaha; 14 He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elmer and Ernest; many years. After retiring in 1978,. grandchildren; five great- two sisters, Helen Boeck and Cllara Chipman. He is survived by his wife, they continued to make their home " grandchildren; two brothers, OIga of 49 years; eight brothers and sisters, Lydia Wede of Shelby; Edwin on the farm. After the death of her Willard Schechinger of Co. Bluffs; Kiesel of Shelby; Hilda Kiesel of Afton; Celia Bargenquast of Shelby; Hilda husband in Sept. of 1981, she and Nicholas Schechinger of Kiesel of Afton; Celia Bargenquast of Shelby; Mrs Frank (Elsie) continued to reside on the farm Podsmouth; one sister, Kathryn Messerschmidt of Gainesville, FL; Mrs Melvin (Edna) Boll of Walnut; Carl until May of 1983 when she moved (Mrs Ed) Rosenthal of Salem, OR; Kiesel and his wife Jean of Shelby and Clarence Kiesel also of Shelby; into Portsmouth. In addition to nieces, nephews and other rela- nieces, nephews and other relatives. being a member of St. Mary's tives. Funeral services were held April 26, 1989 at United Lutheran Church, Catholic Church, she was a A Mass of Christian Burial was Shelby  Pastor Stan Nielsen oft'elating. Burial in Shelby cemetery with member of the Rosary Society, concelebrated March 29, 1989 at casketbearers Melvin Boll, Robed Buck, Donald Heilig, Paul Messerschmidt, Birthday Club, Quilting Club, a 42 St. Mary's Catholic Church, David Hipnar and Harry Ausdernore. Berthusen-Knutson Funeral Home in year member of Ringside Club and Portsmouth with Rev. Mike charge. various other church and civic McLaughlin, celebrant and Rev. groups. Edward Kelly, Homolist. Concele- Preceding her in death in addi- beating were Msgr. Michael W. Evangeline "Vangee" Cox, 63 tion to her parents and husband Schwarte, Rev. Rick Arkfeld and was a daughter, Janice; two Rev. Ben Kenkel. Burial was in St. brothers, Urban and Damion Mary's cemetery, Podsmouth with Schechinger; and two sisters, Brian Kenkel, Scott Hecked, Waylin She died at Crawford County Memonal Hospital, Denison, April 20, 1989, Carrnelita Heese and Gemma Son- Rowell, Doug Sonderman, Guyle derman. She is survived by a son, Kenneth of LaHabra, CA; five Sonderman and Robed Sonderman HARLAN - Evangeline Gedrude Cox, daughter of Edward G. and Mar- garet (Plelchette) Klocke was born on a farm at Dedham, March 25, 1926. just 26 days after her 63rd birthday. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in serving as casketbearers. Pauley Dedham and attended St. Joseph's School. After her education, she worked at Bryardale Grocery Store. May 6, 1945, she married Cecil Cox at St. . daughters, Maxine (Mrs Bob) Funeral Home in charge of ar- Joseph's Catholic Church in Dedham. They were the parents of three sons Kenkel of Omaha, NE; Donna (Mrs rangements. Jerry} Heckert of Alexandria, MN; and three daughters. After their marriage, Cecil entered the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Farragut, ID and Alameda Naval Air in Oakland, CA. She Harry Schmitz, 80 went back to Dedham during this time until he was discharged. They then farmed near Dedham until 1964 at which time they moved to a farm east of HARLAN - Harry Cad Schmitz, son of Emil and Mary (Von Tersch) Hadan. They moved to Harlan in 1981 and this has been her home since that Schrnitz, was born on a farm one half mile south of Westphalia, Feb. 14, time. She became a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan in 1909. He died at  Memorial Hospital, Harlan, April 11, I989 at age 1964 and was a St. Michael's Guild member. 80 years, one month and 28 days. He was baptized and cont'rmed at St. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her hus- Boniface Catholic Church. He attended St. Boniface grade school, and St. band, Cecil; three sons, Alien of Hadan; Jeffrey of Liberal, KS; and Richard of Joseph's High School at Earling and grew to adulthood on the family farm. Omaha, NE; three daughters, Loryce (MrsTom) Fredericksen of Omaha, NE; At age 21, he left the farm and went to work as a clerk in a drug store at June (Mrs Jerome) Behrens of Kiron; and Peggy (Mrs Gary) Larson of Portsmouth for several years. The Depression during the 30's took him to Winterset; 13 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren; three brothers, the railroad where he worked for 35 years. He has continued to reside in Joe Kiocke of Carroll; and Louis and Harry Klocke both of Denison; six Hadan since 1978, where he has been a member of St. Michael's Catholic sisters, Luella (Mrs Bernard) Klein and Elaine Sporrer, both of Templeton; Church. Kathleen (Mrs Don) idmeier of Audubon; twin sisters, Leona (Mrs George) in addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Sr. Erps of Denison and Leana (Mrs DOn) Kalkhoff of Templeton and Carol (Mrs Ernellne O.S.F. (Henrietta); Hildegard and an infant sister. He is survived by Eugene) Hoffman of Dedham; nieces, nephews and other relatives. one sister, Sidonia (Mrs Ray) Book of Harlan; two nieces, Maxine (Mrs A Mass of Christian Burial was concelebrated April 24, 1989 at St. George) Schwery of Panama; Emelie (Mrs Robed) Koster of Gretna, NE; one Michael's Catholic Church, Harlan with Rev. David Polich as the celebrant and nephew, Raymond C. Book of I-brian and other relatives. Rev. Larry Burns concelebrating. Burial was in Hadan cemetery with Chris A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 14, 1989 at St. Michael's Cox, Dong Leinen, Jeff Behrens, Brad Behrens, Steve Wiebers and Steve Catholic Church in Hadan with Rev. David Polich as celebrant. Burial was in Chmura serving as casketbearers. Pauley Funeral Home in charge of St. Boniface cemetery, Westphalia with Ray Book, George Schwery, Phil arrangements. Schwery, Dennis Schwery, Louis Kroger and Robert Koster serving as casketbearers. Pauley Funera/Home in charge of arrangements. ------ Fred Stein, 79 Daisy Dent, 92 • HARLAN - Fred Joseph Stein, son of Peter and Julia (Kleffman) Stein was - Daisy Dent, daughter of Jacob and Hattie Marco Smith was born Jan. ;6, 1910 on a farm near Podsmouth. He died April 18, 1989 at born July 8, 1896 near Kirkman. She was raised and educated in Oklahoma Baptist Memorial Home, Harlan, at age 79 years, two months and 23 days. and Center Twps. Dec. 31, 1914, she married Lester Dent at Hadan and to He was baptized, received his First Communion and was confirmed at St. • this union four children were born. They farmed in Audubon and Shelby Mary's Catholic Church, Portsmouth and attended Hoover Country School. Counties for 45 years. Daisy was a member of the Redline Church of Christ. He helped on the family farm, taking over the farming operation in 1945 She has been a resident of the Baptist Memorial Home in Harlan since Dec. after the death of his father. He continued to farm until 1976, when he of 1984 and died thereApril 15, 1989 at age 92 years, 9 months and 7 retired and moved into Hadan. April 2, 1987, he became a resident of the days. Baptist Memorial Home in Herlan and this has been his home since that time. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester in 1971; He was a member of St. Michael's Cattiollc Church in Harlan and Knights of daughter, Shirley; two brothers, Lem and Ralph Smith; two sisters, Ethyl Columbus, Earring Council # 1741. Marshal and Jessie Ball and one grandson, Brian Dent. Survivors include two In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John sons, L. Lynn and wife, Caroline and Ralph L. and wife, Delores of rural and Carl and one sister, Helen. Survivors include two sisters, Marie (Mrs Audubon; daughter, Inona (Mrs Clifford) Axland of Irwin and a sister, Grace George) Kaufmann arid Agnes Stein both of Little Flower Haven in Earlin a (Mrs Bud) Dow and sister4n-law, Alice Smith of Logan. She is also survived sister-in-law, Helen Stein of Portsmouth; nieces, nephews and other relatives. by nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grand- A Mass of Christian Burial was ooncelebrated April 20, 1989 at St. Mary's children; four step great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Catholic Church, Portsmouth, with Rev. David Polich as the celebrant and Funeral services were held April 18, 1989 at the Redline Church of Christ Rev. Mike McLaugtin and Msgr. Ihael W. Schwarte assisting. Burial was in Roy North and Tom Gaer olT¢iating. Burial was in Redllne cemetery with St. Mary's cemetery, Portsmouth with Jerry Stein, Joseph Stein, Leo Gene Manke, Dean/bdahd, Steven Dent, Larry Axland, Charles Dent, Jeraid Kaufmann, Albed Stein, Jim Stein and Kenny Stein serving as casketbearers. kiand, Robed Lanoha and Roger Miltenberger serving as caskelI)earers. Pauley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Burmeister Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Sec B - Pp. 4B Fri. morn., Jeanette Kriegel, 63 Harlan IA News Advertiser HARLAN -Jeanette Thelma Kriegle, daughter of Tony J. and Kathryn (Loehr) Schmitz was born June 18, 1925 near Westphalia. She died April 12, 1989 at Myrtue Memorial Hospital in Harlan, at age 63 years, nine months Steven Lowenberg, and 25 days. She was baptized, received her First Communion and was ' LONG BEACH, CA - Steven James Lowenberg, confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia• She attended St. (Rosenthal) Lowenberg died March 27, 1989 in ! Boniface School and grew to adulthood near Westphalia. years. Oct. 11, 1944, she married George Rasmussen in CA. Six children were born to this union. Alter their marriage, they made their home in San Diego until 1945, when they returned to the Hadan area• After the death of George in Oct., 1967, she worked at Max Restaurant and the Harlan House Coffee Shop both in Harlan. June 22, 1968, she married Balzer Kriegel in Harlan. They made their home in Harlan until 1975, retiring to Holiday Lake at Brooklyn. In 1987, they returned to Harlan and this has been their home since that time. She was formerly a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Brooklyn and was presently a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hadan. In addition to her parents and husband, George, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Edmond, William and Francis and one sister, Valeria Ebert. She is survived by her husband, Balzer of Harlan; four daughters, Kathy (Mrs Clinton) Kienast and Carol (Mrs Terry) Fiscus and Nancy (Mrs Gary) Swenson all of Kirkman; and Lois Heese of Hadan; two sons, Andy Rasmussen of Irwin and Randy Rasmussen of Bellevue, NE; two step- daughters, Neoma (Mrs Orville) Patten of Concord, CA; Karen (Mrs John) Moore of Walnut Creek, CA and a step-son, Charles Kriegel of Excelsior Springs, MO; 14 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; three great-grand- children and five step.great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sylvia (Mrs John) Weiland of Earring; Josephine (Mrs K.K.) Nichols of Harlan; Colette (Mrs H.F.) Hamilton of Encinitas, CA and Mildred (Mrs Clem) Arkfeld of Panama; and a brother, Anthony Schmitz, Jr. of Tuscaloosa, AL; nieces, nephews and other relatives. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 15, 1989 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan with Rev. David Polich, celebrant• Burial was in St. Boniface cemetery with Ron Heese, Leo Kloewer, Gary Swenson, Terry Fiscus, Brian Arkfeld and Clinton Kienast serving as casketbearers. Pauley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Emma M. Kaven, 101 MINDEN - Emma Marie Kaven was born on a farm south of Atlantic, Nov. 14, 1887, the daughter of John and Sophia Boesel Kraack. She was one of five children in the family. She attended country school and also attended school in Wiota. The family then moved to Neola and later to Minden. She married William O. Kaven at the office of Rev. Henry DeLong in the • county court hOuse in Co. Bluffs, Dec. 11, 1907. They made their hOme in Minden where William was a building contractor. They were the parents of five children. She was active in the community by being a member of the United Church of Christ, the Women's Fellowship of the church and the American Legion and Auxiliary. William died in 1967. She remained in her own home in Minden until about six years ago when she fell and broke her hip. She then spent three years with her son, Harley and his family in Omaha. The past three years she has been a resident of the Colonial Manors Nursing Home in Avoca. Nov. 14, 1987 she was honored by an open house in celebration of her lOOth birthday. She died April 7, 1989 at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Co. Buffs at age 101 years. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Sy and Lyda Lowenberg of Downey, CA Rosenthai, Palos Verdes, CA. He was preceded Joe Rosenthal by whom he is buried. Joe and Helen residents of Portsmouth. Mass was celebrated at St. Cornelius Catholic Churc March 29 with Fr. Folliard as celebrant. Burial was Portsmouth with a graveside prayer by Fr. Mike 1989. Pauley Funeral Home made arrangements. William Weber, 8' HARLAN - William Herman Weber, son of Chris Weber was born at 8radshaw, NE June 18, Memorial Hospital, Harlan, April 22, 1989, at four days. He attended school in Bradshaw and grew parents' farm. After a time, he moved to Shelby for his brother. Dec. 18, 1925, he married Freda Jensen in Co. born to this union. Alter their marriage, the 1934. They then moved to a farm east of Irwin and thi: 1961, when they retired from farming and moved returned to Harlan to make their home and he Coast Store. After the death of Freda in he € home in Harlan. He was a member of First Harlan. In addition to his parents and wife, he was daughter, Margie; one sister, Rose; four brothers, Ernest; one son-in-taw, Roland Adams and a survived by a daughter, Norma Adan,s of Spring, and Dean both of Manning and Leiand of AudubOn; great-grandcbildren; one brother, Fred and his wife, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held April 25, 1989 at Church, Harlan with Pastor George Gibson officiating. cemetery, Audubon with Dale Constable and Fred M. honorary casketbearers. Casketbearers were Harry Richard Borgod, Waldo Johansen, Roy Hemming Pautey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Anna Kochert, 89 TEXAS - Anna Mertens Kochert, daughter Medens was born near Earling in 1900. Texas, April 16, 1989. She moved to Texas with her father and three sisters mother died. She married Elmer Koched in Texas and She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William; two sons, Creighton and Billie; three sisters, Edna Halm, Millie Bintz and Ella Kraack. She is survived by her children, LaVeme of Avoca; Orvel of Minden and Harley of Omaha, NE; daughter-in-law, Geneva Kaven of Avoca; ten grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Clara Lidolph of Littleton, CO and other relatives. Funeral services were held April 10, 1989 at United Church of Christ, Minden with Rev. Norman E. Meyer officiating. Budal was in Minden cemetery with Dale Kaven, Bryon Kaven, Rodney Kaven, Dennis Kaven, Earl Bintz and Danny Kaven as casketbearers. Berthusen-Knutson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. - of ten children. She was preceded in death by her parents; Gerald; daughter, Christel; two brothers, Tony and sisters, St. M. Gunthlldis OSF; Mary Medens, Theresa and Cecelia (Mrs Maurice) Coleman. She is Carroll, Robed, Ron and Elmer Jr.; three Eastwood and Betty and Dorothy Koched; one Medens of the Baptist Memorial Home in Hadan. Ellen Rosmann of Harlan. Funeral services were held at Our Lady of Fatima Alamo, TX, April 19, 1989. Burial was in McAllen cemeterY, Patricia A. Bothwell, 60 Justin Assmann, SHELBY - Patricia Alice Bothwell was born in Clarinda July 13, 1928, PANAMA - Justin Joseph Assmann, son daughter of Herbert and Nice Lehman Owen. She was one of four children in (Sonderman) Assmann was born April 15, 1989, the family. She attended grade school in Bedford and attended high school Hospital, Omaha, NE. He died April 1.6, 1989 at Children in Clarinda, graduating in 1946. She received her Associates Degree from Clarinda Junior College. Alter graduating from Junior College she moved to Shelby, where she taught the 6th grade. She marned Clinton BotJwvell June 18, 1950 at Clarinda. They made their home on the Bothwell family farm near Shelby. She was a member of the United Methodist Church along with the Women's Fellowship of the church• She and Clinton were sponsors of the MYF of the church for many years. She had been an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, while Shelby's Chapter was active and also belonged to many other community organizations. She died at Jennie Edmundson Hospital at Co. Bluffs April 14, 1989 at age 60 years. She was preceded in death by her father and is survived by her husband, Clinton; two children; Cindy Peters of Minden; and Daniel Bothell of Shelby; three grandchildren; her mother, Alice Owen of Clarinda; three brothers; Ralph Owen of Cheyenne, WY; Paul Owen of Franklin, PA and William Owen of Clarinda besides nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held April 17, 1989 at United Methodist Church, Shelby with Rev. Ralph Eds officiating. Burial was in Shelby cemetery with George Modensen, Ted Balster and Kenneth Berg, honorary casketbearers and casketbearers, Del Zimmerman, Franklin Paul, Chuck Schumacher, Lance Severson, Rodney Robinson and David Robinson. Bedhusen-Knutson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. tal, Omaha, at age one day. He was baptized at Children's Hospital. In addition survived by his maternal grandparents, Robed and Earling; paternal grandparents, Norbert and Eunice maternal greatrandparents, Albed and maternal great-grandmother, Rose Rutherford of cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial was corH:elebrated April 19, Catholic Church, Panama, with Rev. Paul Bianchi as the i Nelo Leto conceiebrating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cud Sonderman, Corey Sonderman, Chad Sonderman serving as casketbearers. Pauley Funeral Home in charge Joel Boyd, 35 COLORADO - Joel Boyd, an orthopedic the late Gall Boyd, former Irwin residents died Jz CO at age 35. He was a member of the American Osteopedic A teopathic Medical Association and the also belonged to the First.Federated Church of Des Colorado the fall of 1988. He is survived by his wife, Trudi and son, Tyle Margaret Sommer, 49  ters, Dana Boyd, Aurora, CO and Mary Waggoner, ELK HORN - Margaret Irene Semmer was born July 18, 1939 on a farm west of Elk Horn, daughter of Ralph and Evelyn (Jensen) Hansen. She was .John P. McAndrewS, baptized and confirmed in the Elk Horn Lutheran Church in Elk Horn and OAKDALE, CA. - John Patrick McAndrews, 80, graduated from Elk Horn High School in 1957. 3. A native of Iowa, Mr McAndrews was a Oct. 1, 1960 she married John Sommer. During their married life they 1943. have lived various places in Iowa including Cedar Falls and Dallas Center. He was preceded in death by his son, Charles They were currently living in rural route Shell Rock. John was working for  and his brother, Gerald. He is survived by his John Deere Manufacturing Company in Waterloo and she was working at a John McAndrews and Rita Graham of Oakdale, CA. Kuik Trip in Cedar Falls. She died at University Hospital in Iowa City, April 21, Modesto, CA; his brother, Phil McAndrews of 1989 after a shod illness at age 49. Schram of Manilla and Fe grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her father, Ralph Hansen and one sister, Jean He was the son of Phillip and Mary (Mrs Marvin) Bruck. She is survived by her husband, John of rural route Shell rural Manilla and Defiance area during Rock and three daughters and their husbands, Ella (Mrs Lawrence) Hall of 8on,rant; Sheila (Mrs Mark) Clemen of Parkersburg and Irene (Mrs David) 8atchelder both serving with the U.S. Army in Panama and three grandchildren. Also surviving are her mother, Evelyn Hansen of Elk Horn; one sister, Doris (Mrs .}on) Jones of Streamwood, IL and two brothers, Richard Hansen of Milan, MO and Pete Hansen of Elk Horn. Funeral services were held April 24, 1989 in Elk Horn Lutheran Church, with Pastor Michael Williams officiating. Burial was in Elk Horn Lutheran cemetery with casketbearers Marvin Lang, Gordon Lang, Emmert Andersen, Ron Andersen, Duane Christoffersen and Larry Leslie Kaltoft Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Nels E. Larsen, 91 AVOCA - Nets Esben Larsen was born in Tornby, Denmark May 5, 1897, the son of Anton and Sena Larsen. He was one of two children in the family. He was raised on a small farm in Denmark. In 1914 his brother came to America where he worked to save money to send back to Nels. In 1915 he followed his brother and they both settled in the Avoca area. He went into the Army, but because of an injury to his leg he was discharged. In 1922 he and a friend traveled through TX and on to CA. They worked at whatever job they could find. In 1929 he returned to Avoca where he worked on a farm for a shOd time and then went to SD to work in the grain harvest FBIds. He married Viola Nelson Oct. 16, 1930 at Sioux Falls, SD. They lived on several farms in SD and IA until 1934 when they moved to a farm north of Shelby. In 1964 they built a new home in Avoca. He continued to do farm work until he became the caretaker at Gracelahd cemetery, Avoca. V'mla died in Nov., 1970. In 1971 he married Elizabeth Walker. In 1972 he retired from the cemetery. Later they moved to Harlan. Elizabeth died in January 1983. He then became a resident of the Baptist Memorial Home in Harlan where he died April 15, 1989 at age 91 years, 11 months and 10 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; his .wives, Viola and Elizabeth; two grandchildren and his brother, Marius. He is survived by four children, Kenneth Larsen of San Lorenzo, CA; Elvilda (Mrs Robed) O'Neill of Avoca; Donna (Mrs George) Wells of Delhart, TX; James Larsen of Harlan; four step- children, Tom Walker of Co. Bluffs; Sam Walker of Windsor, CA; Sara (Mrs Herbert) Mengwasser of Harlan; Linda (Mrs Clyde) Kohl of Harlan; 12 . grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held April 18, 1989 at Bedhuseson Funeral Home, Avoca with Pastor Dean Sudman officiating. Burial was in Graceland cemetery, Avoca with casketbearers ivan Larsen, Larry Lamp, Charles Kock, Marvin Larsen, Darrell Muller and Ronald Kadel. Jack Sefren, 60 SHELBY - Jack Sefren was born on Feb. 20, 1929 at Sac City to Henry Irvin Sefren and Susan Hardin. He died April 6, 1989 at REM-I_eadway of ShelbY where he has been a resident for 5 years. He died at the age of 60. He lived at Glenwood State Hospital schools for most of his life and 30 consecutive years beginning at age two. He was preceded in death by his parents and survived by three brothers, Sam of Vancouver, WA.; Bob of Apple Valley, CA.; John of Gravois Mills, MO.; and two sisters, twin sister, Jeanette of Sarasota, FL. and Beulah of White House, Texas. Burial was in the family plot atthe Corey Grove cemetery in Sac City with arrangements through the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home. A memorial services was held on Thursday, April 13 at United Lutheran Church of Shelby with Pastor Stan Nielsen conducting the service. THE HARLAN NEWSPAPEIS news from local resl(ents and orgsnizatlons- 'tdrs are also welcomed. 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