Obituaries, Feb. 23, 2006
FRANCES ODELIA GETZEL, 96, of Fulda, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Worthington Regional Hospital. Born April 9, 1909, in Wadena, she was the daughter of John and Anna Jacobs Gerber. She married William Getzel June 14, 1931. He died Nov. 27, 195...
FRANCES ODELIA GETZEL, 96, of Fulda, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Worthington Regional Hospital.
Born April 9, 1909, in Wadena, she was the daughter of John and Anna Jacobs Gerber. She married William Getzel June 14, 1931. He died Nov. 27, 1958.
She attended St. Anna Catholic School in Wadena and graduated in 1928 from Wadena High School. She received her elementary education degree in 1930 from Moorhead State College. She taught in a rural school near Ottertail. After marriage, in 1932, they moved to a farm south of Fulda. She resumed teaching in a rural school near Fulda in 1936. In 1946, she began teaching at the Kinbrae school and in 1958 became a teacher at Fulda Elementary School. In 1962, she moved into Fulda. She obtained her four-year teaching degree in 1962 in Mankato. She retired from teaching in 1974. She became a resident of Maple Lawn Nursing Home in 2005. She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, the ladies aid, welcome and visiting committee and was a CCD teacher. She also belonged to the Nic Nac Extension Club and the Fulda American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are three daughters, Adele (Vince) Schindler, New Hope, Va., Vergene Boulet, Minneapolis, and Pat (Arv) Loosbrock, Wilmont; three stepchildren, Lucille Gerber, Dorothy (Russell) Gerdes and Doug (Donna) Getzel, all of Fulda; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a 4:30 p.m. rosary service and 7 p.m. prayer service, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, all at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Fulda,
The service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Fulda, with the Rev. Robert Horihan officiating. Burial will be in St. Gabriel's Catholic Cemetery, Fulda.
Totzke Funeral Home, Fulda, is in charge of the arrangements.
MAYNARD D. REESE, of Apopka,, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006.
He was born in Woodstock. He Married Debbie Walls.
He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1949 to 1953. He moved to Florida and became a draftsman, employed by North Bros. Co., and later opened his own company, Reese & Associates, in 1967. They owned the café in Lake Wilson, called the Tatonka Blo, from 1986 to 1987. He was a member of Victory Church, the American Legion, NRA and the Apopka Rotary Club. He also served as past president of ASHRAE.
Surviving are three sons, Jim (Beverley) Armstrong, Spring, Texas, Daniel (Susan) Reese, DeBary, Fla., and Joshua Reese, Apopka; two daughters, Cherilee (George) Williams and Jessica Reese, both of Apopka, one sister, Donna (Berle) Boese, Slayton; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The service was at Victory Church, World Outreach Center, Apopka.
Loomis Funeral Home, Apopka, was in charge of the arrangements.
LEAH GRACE GUNNINK, infant daughter of Jeffrey and Kristine Herman Gunnink, Chandler, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Pipestone County Medical Center, Pipestone.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home, Edgerton.
GILBERT ROW, 75, of Rock Rapids, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Roste Funeral Home, Rock Rapids.
J. MARION LESTER, 90, of Worthington, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at South Shore Care Center, Worthington.
Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Magnolia, he was the son of James and Ora Fisher Lester. He married Iris Boyington May 11, 1941.
He attended school in Magnolia for 10 years, one year in Adrian and one year in Clarion, Iowa. After graduation, he continued to live with his sister and brother-in-law in Eagle Grove, Iowa, and worked in their gas business for a few years. He was then employed at Leuthold and Hinkley Clothing Store in Eagle Grove. He served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II. After his discharge, they moved to Rushmore, where they farmed until retiring in 1980. They moved into Worthington and wintered in Arizona for a number of years. They became residents of The Meadows in 1999, and he moved to South Shore Care Center in 2004. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Rushmore, for 50 years, serving on many boards and committees and as Sunday school superintendent. He also served on the Rushmore school board for several years, was a member of Golden K Kiwanis. Since moving to Worthington, they were members of First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Roger (Clasine) Lester, Worthington; three daughters, Sally (Gary) Hibma, Brewster, Pat (Paul) Espeset, Rochester, and Peg (Stuart) Lewis, Lewisville; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Dingmann Funeral Home, Worthington.
The memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Worthington, with the Rev. Gordon Orde officiating. Burial will be in Worthington Memorial Garden Cemetery.
ALVIN HOUTSMA, 77, of Worthington, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Dingmann Funeral Home, Worthington, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Reformed Church, Worthington.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Reformed Church, Worthington, with the Rev. LeRoy Christoffels officiating. Burial will at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Ocheyedan Cemetery.
HENRY "SPARK" LEROY SPORTEL JR., 79, of Pipestone, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Born April 14, 1926, near Little Rock, Iowa, he was the son of Henry Sr. and Grace Kruger Sportel. He married Darlene Kor Sept. 1, 1950, at First Presbyterian Church, Holland.
In 1934, he moved with his parents to a farm in Fountain Prairie Township, Pipestone County. He attended District 72 school and Verdi High School. He helped on the family farm. After marriage, they lived in Holland and he owned a portable feed grinder, He later sold Amoco fuel and then Mobil fuel. In 1969, he became employed by the Pipestone County Highway Department and ran a motor grader in the Holland area. After retirement in 1994, they served as campground hosts at Lake Shetek for six years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Holland, where he served as a trustee and elder. He served 33 years on the Holland Fire Department and played third base for the Holland fast-pitch softball team for 25 years.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Bryan Sportel, Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Peg (Richard) Lange, Holland; one brother, Ray (Gen) Sportel, Lake Benton; two sisters, JoAnn Ankrum, Pine City, and Helen Huibregtse, Pipestone; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hartquist Funeral Chapel, Pipestone.
The service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Holland. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery.
ALOYSIUS "AL" WILLIAM SCHEURING, 90, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at the Inn on Westport, Sioux Falls.
Born March 25, 1915, near Iona, he was the son of Stephen and Elisabeth Rolfes Scheuring. He married Edna Bathon Sept. 12, 1939. She preceded him in death.
He attended St. Columba Catholic School, Iona. After marriage, they farmed near Iona for 12 years. They moved to Worthington and owned and operated the Central Motel from 1951 until retiring in 1976 and moving to Sioux Falls. He was a former member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Worthington, was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and former member of the Elks Club in both Worthington and Sioux Falls.
Surviving are three daughters, Marlene (Edward) Schultz, Cincinnati, Ohio, Shirley (James) Peterson, Boise, Idaho, and Debra (John) McDonald, Parker, S.D.; one sister, Loretta Koob, Slayton; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 7 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 S. Minnesota Ave., Sioux Falls.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Sioux Falls. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery, Sioux Falls.
ALAN ANDRINGA, 54, of Sheldon, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at Northwest Iowa Health Center, Sheldon.
Born July 29, 1951, in Sanborn, Iowa, he was the son of Charles and Mina Veenstra Andringa. He married Gail Van Engen March 26, 1971, in Doon Iowa.
He grew up in Sanborn, where he attended Sanborn Christian Grace School and graduated from Western Christian High School, Hull, Iowa. He earned a technology degree from Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon. He worked at C&H Supply and later bought his father's shares upon retirement in the company. He was a member of Cornerstone United Reformed Church, Sanborn, where he served as chairman of elders.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Shawn (Stacy) Andringa, Sanborn; two daughters, Cherie (Steve) Bootsma, Sanborn, and Sara (Steve) Runner, Wheaton, Ill.; parents, Sanborn; one sister, Sheila (Tim) Cross, Sheraton, Iowa; and eight grandchildren.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. today at Cornerstone United Reformed Church, Sanborn, with the Rev. Jacques Roets officiating. Burial will be 9:45 a.m. today in Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn.
Andringa Funeral Home, Sheldon, is in charge of arrangements.
LIONEL A. LAMBERT, 79, of Ashton, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at Country View Manor Nursing Home, Sibley, Iowa.
Born Jan. 19, 1927, in Haverhill, Mass., he was the son of Lionel Sr. and Jeanette Marchotte Lambert. He married Mildred Lambert in 2002. She preceded him in death.
He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1947. He moved to Iowa in 1990.
Surviving are three brothers, Rolland (Joan) Lambert, Fremont, N.H., Gilbert (Lorraine) Lambert, Belmont, N.H., and Gene (LaVerne) Lambert, Venice, Fla.; and one sister, Pat (Normand) Dignard, Fort Meyers, Fla.
Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Massachusetts.
Walton-Roste Funeral Home, Ashton, is in charge of the arrangements.