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Obituaries, Feb. 16, 2007

HAROLD BELL, 93, of Spirit Lake and formerly of Sibley, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Hilltop Care Center, Spirit Lake. Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m., at Andringa Funeral Chapel, Ocheyeda...

HAROLD BELL, 93, of Spirit Lake and formerly of Sibley, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Hilltop Care Center, Spirit Lake.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m., at Andringa Funeral Chapel, Ocheyedan.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Ocheyedan, with the Rev. Douglas Harding officiating. Burial will be in Ocheyedan Township Cemetery.

ROBERT ELMER HEIKES, 64, of Ellsworth, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Born Dec. 3, 1942, in Adrian, he was the son of Elmer and Evelyn Bohnhart Heikes. He married Judy Janshen Aug. 17, 1963, in Ellsworth.

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He attended school in Ellsworth and later helped his father at Heikes Motors in Ellsworth. Following marriage, the couple lived in Ellsworth. He worked at Adrian Tile. In 1970, they moved to Sioux Center, Iowa, where he worked at Supreme Packing Plant. In 1989, the couple moved back to Ellsworth. He worked at S&R Supply in Rock Rapids, Iowa, before retiring in 2002.

Surviving are his wife; four children, Rhonda (Robert) Sims, Sioux City, Iowa, Michael Heikes, Sioux Center, Deb (Larry) Caddell, Woodbine, Iowa, and Darrick (Wendy) Heikes, Hull, Iowa; one sister, Donna Boltjes, Windom; and 12 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Dingmann Funeral Home, Adrian, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth.

The service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellsworth, with the Rev. Thomas Jennings officiating. Burial will be in Grand Prairie Cemetery.

WALTER JANZEN, 97, of Mountain Lake and formerly of Darfur, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Good Samaritan Village, Mountain Lake.

Born Dec. 1, 1909, in Butterfield, he was the son of Cornelius and Marie Haseman Janzen. He married Helen Henze Oct. 3, 1937, in Darfur. She died Dec. 11, 2005.

He received his education at Darfur Public School and was a life long member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Darfur. Following marriage, the couple made their home on the Janzen family farm. In 1983, they moved into Darfur, where they lived until moving to Mankato in 2004. Walter moved to the Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Lake in 2006. He served on the Butterfield Public School Board for several years and was active in his church.

Surviving are two daughters, Arlene (Gerald) Hodapp, Mankato, and Sylvia (Scott) Norman, Mankato; five sons, Lawrence (Karen) Janzen, Butterfield, James (Peggy) Janzen, Delano, Eldon (JoAnn) Janzen, Butterfield, Daniel (Janie) Janzen, Champlin, and Carl (Shari) Janzen, Delano; 25 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

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Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, and from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday, at Bjerum Funeral Home, Mountain Lake, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Darfur.

The service will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Darfur, with the Rev. Troy Jacobs officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

DR. THOMAS J. CARROLL, 87, of Sibley, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Osceola Community Hospital, Sibley.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m., at Walton-Roste Funeral Home, Sibley. There will be a 5 p.m. Rosary and a 7 p.m. vigil service.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Sibley, with the Rev. Clair Boes and the Rev. Timothy Hogan officiating. Burial, with military honors by George E. Mudge American Legion Post 324 and the William F. Allard VFW Post 7373, will be in St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery, Sibley.

JUNE MARIE STIEHM, 61, of Eagle Grove, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at her home.

Born March 5, 1945, in Mountain Lake, she was the daughter of Ernest and Thelma Sether Thompson. She married Jeffrey Stiehm June 5, 1977, in Jackson.

She graduated from Jackson High School in 1963 and attended finishing school in Minneapolis for one year. Following marriage, the couple moved to Minneapolis and later to Alpha, and then to Eagle Grove in 1991. She worked at a foundry in Minnesota, and the couple managed Stiehm Hardware in Alpha. She also worked for Umthun Trucking and the Trimark Clinic in Eagle Grove, and was the office manager at Messenger Printing in Fort Dodge. She was a member of the Eagle Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she taught high school Sunday school and was a youth group leader. She was also involved with Relay for Life.

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Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Samantha (John) Binnetti, Savage; one son, Jeffrey II (Laura) Stiehm, Ames, Iowa; two brothers, Belmar (Laura) Thompson, San Diego, Calif., and Marvin Thompson, Jackson; one sister, Esther (Warner) Knops, Minneapolis; and five grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Sathe-Osterberg Funeral Home, Jackson.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Jackson, with the Rev. Martin Lucin officiating. Burial will be in Hauges Cemetery, Jackson.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society and the Hauges Cemetery Association.

CAROLINE RIEBELING, 86, of Thornton, Colo., died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at her home.

Born July 19, 1920, near Matlock, Iowa, she was the daughter of Leonard and Tena Zordrager Scholten. She married Rudolph "Rudy" Riebeling on Jan. 24, 1945. He preceded her in death.

She graduated from George Community High School and continued her educational career at St. Joseph Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, where she became a registered nurse. She began her nursing career at the Hull Hospital, and later worked at Merrill Pioneer Hospital, Rock Rapids. She was a member of Hope Reformed Church. In 1970, she moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., where she finished her nursing career at McKennan Hospital. Upon retirement in 1985, she moved to Denver, Colo. She was a member of First Avenue Presbyterian Church in Denver.

Surviving are three daughters, Mary Lou (Eduardo) Lucero, Edna Mae Busse and Glenda Riebeling, all of Denver; two brothers, Gene (Gert) Scholten, and Leonard (Roberta) Scholten; one sister, Sally Scholten; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Roste Funeral Home, George.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lyon County Presbyterian Church, George, with the Rev. Paul Fischer officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George.

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