Elva E. Johnson, age 100, of Albert City passed away Friday, September 12, 2003, at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 16, at 2 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City with Reverend David Bernhardt officiating. Burial will be in the Fairfield Township Cemetery. The visitation will be at the church starting at 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home of Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.
Elva Elizabeth Johnson, one of twelve children of John P. and Louise (Johnson) Moline, was born on April 29, 1903, in Fairfield Township, Buena Vista County. She walked two miles each day to country school in rural Albert City and completed the eighth grade. At the age of 17, she worked as a clerk at the Scandia Trading Company in Albert City and remained there until she got married two years later.
On April 21,1923, Elva was united in marriage to Arthur T. Johnson and this union was blessed with two daughters, Dorothy and Norma. She raised her family on a farm in rural Albert City, and for 30 years, helped her husband with all the tasks of farming. Later in life, she was a cook at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City. Elva enjoyed many hobbies including quilting and crocheting. But, what she enjoyed most of all, was raising her family and spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.
Elva's strong Christian faith was important to her. She served the Lord with a willing heart, helping the church in anyway she could. She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. She also belonged to the Mayview Club and the Community Club.
Preceding Elva in death were her parents; her husband, Arthur in 1984, and her eleven brothers and sisters.
Survivors including two daughters: Dorothy Nordlund and her husband, Roland of Albert City and Norma Smith and her husband, Paul of Storm Lake; twelve grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and eight great great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Anna Helen Roling, formerly of Early, will be held Saturday, September 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. with Father Patrick O'Kane and Deacon Dennis Luft officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Early. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home, Sac City, is in charge of arrangements.
Anna Helen Roling, age 91, of Early, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at Loring Hospital, Sac City.
Anna was born in Dunlap, on May 5, 1912, the daughter of James and Jesse (Jamesiah Kennedy) Nelis. She grew up in Vail, where she was baptized and confirmed at the Catholic Church and attended St. Anne's Catholic School.
On July 30, 1935, Anna was united in marriage to Leo J. Roling. They were the parents of five children: Joan, Bill, Jim, Mary Kay, and John. They lived in Vail until moving to Early in the early 1940's. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early.
Anna was loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her family and enjoyed growing indoor plants.
She is survived by her daughter Joan Nath of Marion; two sons: Jim Roling and his wife Sheryl of Spencer, and John Roling of Madison, WI; son-in-law Jerry Mueller of Phoeniz; daughter-in-law Marlene Roling of Minneapolis, MN; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; three sisters-in-law: Alice Roling and Irene Roling Bathurst, both of Early and Cecilia Nelis of Oklahoma City, OK; and extended family.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; husband Leo on March 4, 1996; son William; daughter, Mary Kay Mueller; a brother Jack Nelis; and sister Margarite Luft.