Funeral Arrangements

Monday, September 8, 2003


Funeral Services for Rosa L. Buddenhagen, 97, of Aurelia, were held Friday, September 5, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Aurelia.

Rosa died Monday, September 1, 2003, at the Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia where she had been a resident since November 12, 1993.

Rosa Lydia Roggow was born the daughter of John and Lena (Miller) Roggow on March 21, 1906 , near Aurelia. She grew up in Spring Township until her sophomore year of high school when she and her parents moved to Peterson, the result of a farm accident to her father. Rosa graduated from the Peterson High School in 1926, and then attended the Iowa State Teachers College Extension School at Sheldon, earning her Teaching Certificate. She then taught school in Clay and Cherokee Counties until her marriage to Edward Roy Buddenhagen on January 15, 1933, at the Lutheran Church north of Aurelia. Her husband and her farmed near Aurelia until moving into town in 1965. Rosa was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, and Sunset Knoll Auxiliary. She enjoyed farm life, especially her garden, chickens, and cats and playing cards. Her family enjoys many blankets and crocheted items she made for them.

Preceding Rosa in death were her parents; her husband Edward on June 30, 1984; one son, Ray; one grandson, John Hoefling; three brothers, Edward, Henry and August Roggow; one sister, Edna Hintz.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna and husband, James Hoefling of Marcus; three sons, James and wife Ruth Buddenhagen, Humboldt; Ronald Buddenhagen of Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada; David and wife Christine Buddenhagen of Springfield, NE; also surviving are 16 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.


Funeral Service for Brian John Hammen, 52, Fonda, was held Tuesday, September 2, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Fonda, with Reverend Thomas Hart officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fonda. Flag presentation was by Ray Murphy, American Legion post 114, Fonda. Mahoney Funeral Home in Fonda was in charge of arrangements.

Brian John Hammen, son of Emmett and Patricia (Lamoureux) Hammen, was born May 31,1951 at Storm Lake. He passed away August 29, 2003 at the Boone County Hospital, Boone, at the age of 52 years.

Brian was raised in Fonda. He received his education at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Fonda, graduating in 1970. He entered the U. S. Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa.

Brian married Carol Huseman in 1978 at Sac City. To this union was born one son, Jedadiah Hammen. Brian was employed as an agricultural/ construction technician.

He is survived by his son, Jedadiah Hammen of Emmetsburg; parents, Emmett and Patricia Hammen of Lakeside; wife, Carol Huseman, Boone; brothers, Jerry Hammen and wife Kate, Fonda, Steve Hammen and wife Sue, Schaller; Gregg Hammen and wife Lori, Fort Dodge, and Barry Hammen and wife Shelly, Storm Lake; and sisters, Carole Sebben and husband John of Storm Lake, Jackie Wernimont and husband Bill of Winnaconne, WI., Kim Svejda and husband Mike of Mason City, Pam Eike and husband Jay of Broomfield, CO, Lisa Lauritsen and husband Mark of Spring City, PA and Deanna Langworthy of Omaha, NE.


Christina Magdalene Roeser, 99, of Storm Lake, died on Thursday, September 4, 2003, at the Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Bruce Lawler officiating.

A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service with a Legion of Mary Rosary at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery in Ponca, Nebraska at 3:45 p.m. The Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Christina Magdalene Roeser, daughter of Nicholas and Margaret (Behrens) Roeser was born on January 9, 1904, in Ponca, Nebraska. She lived with her parents and was educated as a child in the Ponca area.

Christina moved to the Storm Lake area in the late 1930's to live with her sister, Mary Smith and has lived here since that time. She worked at a local canning factory, and enjoyed spending time knitting, quilting, crocheting and she also loved to cook. Christina was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake.

Christina was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and six sisters.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great grand nieces and nephews, and great-great grand nieces and nephews.