Obituaries, March 3, 2006
CAROL DINSMORE, 63, of Slayton, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Adrian. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Totzke Funeral Home, Slayton, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Lake Sarah Baptist Church, rural Slayton. The service will be 2...
CAROL DINSMORE, 63, of Slayton, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, in Adrian.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Totzke Funeral Home, Slayton, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at Lake Sarah Baptist Church, rural Slayton.
The service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Lake Sarah Baptist Church, rural Slayton. Burial will be in the Lake Sarah Baptist Cemetery, rural Slayton.
LORRAINE DEBOER, 57, of Ellsworth, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006.
Born Jan. 29, 1949, in Sibley, Iowa, she was the daughter of Helmer and Lena Waalkes Kruger. She married Wilbert DeBoer May 31, 1975, in rural George, Iowa. He preceded her in death.
She grew up in rural George and graduated from George High School. Following marriage, the couple lived in rural Ellsworth. She was employed at various area nursing homes. She was an active lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, and volunteered at Parkview Manor, Ellsworth. She was also a member of the Christian Hour Circle and the Beth Moore Bible Study.
Surviving are one son, Isaac (Nicki) Jonason-DeBoer, Luverne; one daughter, Esther DeBoer, St. Louis Park; one brother, Marten (Betty) Kruger, Luverne; one sister, Anna Kruger, La Habra, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. today at First Baptist Church, rural George, with the Rev. Steve May officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
WILLARD WENDELL OHME, 89, of Slayton, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Murray County Hospital.
Born Feb. 15, 1917, in Gaza, Iowa, he was the son of Berant and Fern Farmer Ohme. He married Velva Cook Oct. 22, 1945, in Slayton.
He grew up in Slayton and attended Slayton Elementary School and Murray County Country School District 55. He graduated from Slayton High School in 1935 and then farmed with his dad. He entered the U.S. Army on Nov. 5, 1941 and fought overseas in World War II. He attained the rank of technical sergeant with the 3rd Armored Division. While serving, he was wounded twice and received a Purple Heart with cluster, Bronze Star, Jubilee of Liberty Medal awarded by Regional Council of Normandy, France and Coveted Croix de Guerre from the French Government. He was also awarded the E.T.O. ribbon with five combat stars. Following marriage, the couple lived in Slayton. In 1962, he was elected Murray County Recorder and operated Murray County Abstracter. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Slayton, where he served on the church board for several years. He also belonged to the Slayton Kiwanis, the Chamber of Commerce, the Slayton American Legion, the Slayton VFW, was a past member of the Masonic Lodge and a Cub Scout Leader.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Jerome (Suanne) Ohme, Luverne, Daniel (Sheryle) Ohme, Bloomington, Kevin (Jodi White) Ohme, Marshall, and Stacy (Lisa) Ohme, Mankato; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Totzke Funeral Home, Slayton, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, Slayton.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, Slayton, with the Rev. Arlen Foss officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Slayton American Legion and the Slayton VFW, will be in Slayton Memorial Gardens.
VERENA ELIZABETH TIMMER, 92, of Pipestone, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Good Samaritan Communities, Pipestone.
Born April 21, 1913, in Adrian, she was the daughter of Bert and Appolonia Nemmers DeMuth. She married Adolph Timmer Nov. 19, 1936, in Woodstock.
She attended country school near Woodstock through the eighth grade. Following her education, she lived and worked on the family farm and helped clean houses for ladies in the area. Following marriage, the couple rented a farm northeast of Woodstock. In 1969, they moved into Woodstock. She entered the Good Samaritan Communities of Pipestone on May 6, 2003. She was a member of St. Martin Catholic Church, Woodstock, where she was a member of the CCW, CDA and the choir. She was also a member of the Woodstock Senior Citizens.
Surviving is her husband; one son, Robert Timmer (special friend Helen Appel), Holland; three daughters, Rita (Royal) Lear, Slayton, Carol (James) McElroy, Plymouth, and Terri Hoy (special friend Dave Hubbard), Minneapolis; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, with a 5 p.m. prayer service, at St. Martin Catholic Church, Woodstock.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Martin Catholic Church, Woodstock. Burial is in St. Martin Catholic Cemetery.
MARK LOBER, 40, of Tracy and formerly of Windom, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, in Tracy.
Arrangements are pending with Totzke Funeral Home, Slayton.
ISABELLE MAE WIDBOOM, 75, of Slayton, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Avera McKennan Hospice, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Born Dec. 3, 1930, on a farm north of Lake Wilson, she was the daughter of Ernest and Alida Habben Bloom. She married Daryl Widboom June 8, 1949, in Tyler.
She grew up on the family farm and attended country school. She graduated from Lake Wilson High School in 1949. Following marriage, the couple farmed the Widboom family farm east of Slayton. They retired from farming in 1982 and moved to Marco Island, Fla., where they ran a cleaning business for several years. They retired and moved back to Slayton in 1999. She was a member of Lake Sarah Baptist Church at rural Slayton, and belonged to the Ladies Aid.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, Randy (Sandy) Widboom, Sioux City, Iowa, and Brian (Shannon) Widboom, Medford, Ore.; two daughters, Sharon (Jerry) Bartholomaus, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Shelley Widboom, San Jose, Calif.; three brothers, Earl (Ruth) Bloom, Watertown, George (Joyce) Bloom, Slayton, and Virgil (Pat) Bloom, Willmar; six sisters, Luella Smith, Slayton, Violet Sixta, Willmar, Velva Schneider, Watertown, Thelma Beach, Slayton, Norma Jean (Paul) Beach, Slayton, and Carol Snyder, Watertown; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. today at Lake Sarah Baptist Church, rural Slayton.
The service will be 10:30 a.m. today at Lake Sarah Baptist Church, rural Slayton, with the Rev. John Lassen officiating. Burial will be in Lake Sarah Baptist Cemetery, rural Slayton.
MENNO ANING, 82, of Luverne, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at Sioux Valley Luverne Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 9, 1923, in Nobles County, he was the son of Jake and Geessien Dammer Aning. He married Eleanor Kruger Dec. 10, 1998, in Luverne.
He was raised in Nobles County and Lyon County, Iowa, where he attended country school. In 1945, his family moved to a farm south of Luverne. He farmed the family home place for 60 years, for many years serving as caregiver for his elderly parents and a sister. Following marriage, the couple lived on the farm south of Luverne.
Surviving are his wife; one stepson, Greg (Peggy) Kruger, Ellsworth; one brother, Ben Aning, George, Iowa; two sisters, Dena Tholen, Worthington, and Marie Harsma, Worthington; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Dingmann Funeral Home, Luverne, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, Iowa.
The service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, Iowa, with the Rev. Scott Burdsall officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Little Rock, Iowa.