Memorial services will be Saturday, September 13 at 3 p.m., at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. There will be no visitation. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Delmar McGowan, age 74, of Storm Lake died September 11, 2003 at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City.
Delmar McGowan was born on June 7, 1929 to Urany and Elizabeth (Gerjets) McGowan at Alta, Iowa. He lived his childhood years on the farm northwest of Alta with his parents and family. He attended country school through grade school and graduated from Alta High School in 1946.
On October 13, 1949, Delmar married Betty Steward in Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with five children.
Delmar worked at Hy-Grade in Storm Lake for a number of years, and was a federal meat inspector at IBP for a time, then was superintendent of the Storm Lake Municipal Golf Course.
In his spare time, Delmar liked to play golf and cards, and enjoyed traveling and hunting, especially hunting for pheasants. He was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the New York Yankees.
Delmar was a loving husband, father and grandfather who cherished his family above all earthly interests. He will be forever missed.
Delmar McGowan is survived by his wife, Betty of Storm Lake; his son Terry and wife Ann McGowan of Urbandale; daughters Patricia and husband Dean Batt of Stamford, Nebraska, and Peggy and husband Mark Pottorff of Sergeant Bluff; grandchildren: Loretta Batt of Huxley, Philip Batt of Orleans, Nebraska, DeAnna Ruskamp and husband Matt of Lincoln, Nebraska, Ashley Batt of Stamford, Nebraska and Justin, Michelle and Scott Pottorff of Sergeant Bluff; brothers Merlin and wife Delores McGowan, Donald McGowan and Garlan and wife Helen McGowan, all of Alta; sister Karen and husband Russ Gaskill of Alta; and many other relatives and friends.
Mr. McGowan was preceded in death by his parents; sons Gary Allen and Delmar Lee, Jr.; his sister Deloris; brothers Robert and Dennis.
Lola Schmidt, age 90, of Newell, passed away Monday, September 15, 2003, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, September 17, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Newell with Pastor Michael Harman officiating. Burial was in the Holstein Cemetery in Holstein. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Lola Dorothy Marie Schmidt was born January 4, 1913, in Ida County, Iowa to Henry and Emma Schroeder Voge. She was baptized August 31, 1913, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Holstein. She was confirmed July 28, 1929, at the same church.
Lola married Lawrence Schmidt on April 21, 1935, in St. John Lutheran Church, Storm Lake. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Newell for forty years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence of Newell; one brother, Walter Voge of Holstein and several nieces and nephews.
Renata H. Pingel, age 90, of Storm Lake, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2003, at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Steve Schulz officiating. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Renata H. (Gutz) Pingel, the daughter of Carl and Clara (Meyer) Gutz, was born on October 30, 1912, in rural Storm Lake. She grew up near and attended Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. Renata attended school at and graduated from Zion School. Upon graduation, she completed two years of nurses training and worked at the Swallum Hospital, which is now known as Methodist Manor, until her marriage.
On June 12, 1938, Renata was united in marriage to Waldo Pingel at Zion Lutheran Church and this union was blessed with three children: Karolyn, Corinne and Galen. Together they farmed in several locations including Storm Lake, near Zion Lutheran Church, and Sioux Rapids along with their main farming location in Linn Grove.
Renata was a devoted wife and mother. Raising her family was one of the greatest joys in her life. This past summer, she and Waldo celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Carl and Clara Gutz; three brothers, Delbert, Paul and Ewald Gutz and one sister, Marcella Munhofen.
Renata is survived by her husband, Waldo Pingel of Storm Lake; two daughters: Karolyn Robbins and her husband, Charles of Louisville, KY and Corinne Bode and her husband, James of Orange, CA; one son, Galen Pingel and his wife, Karen of Little Rock, AR; three grandsons: Darrin Bode and his wife, Barbara of Los Angeles, CA, Jon Pingel of his wife, Beth of Bryant, AR and Matthew Bode of Los Angeles, CA; two great granddaughters: Michelle Pingel and Samantha Pingel and many other loving relatives and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the Concordia Lutheran School in Storm Lake.
Thomas Alan Siebrecht
Funeral Services were held for Thomas Alan Siebrecht, 55, Rembrandt, formerly of Alta, on September 13, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Rembrandt, with Pastor Durwood Clauson officiating. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Alta. Barker Funeral Home, Alta, was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Alan Siebrecht, son of Glenn Everett and Marie (Hummel) Siebrecht, was born on May 15, 1948 in Odebolt. He attended school at Hayes School in the Storm Lake area.
On October 27, 1968, Tom was united in marriage to Cheri Logan at the Methodist Church in Alta. The couple was blessed with two son, Jeffrey and Michael, and three daughters, Deborah, Kathy, and Sara. Tom worked as a truck driver for most of his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, his dog, Troubles, and spending time with his family.
Tom passed away on September 10, 2003, at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, at the age of 55 years, three months, and 26 days.
He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Siebrecht on August 17, 1991 and his sister, Carolyn Harris on December 2, 1998.
Tom is survived by his wife, Cheri of Rembrandt; two sons, Jeffrey Siebrecht of Red Wing, Minnesota and Michael Siebrecht of Alta; three daughters, Deborah Siebrecht of Earlham, Kathy Brock and her husband Mike of Independence, and Sara Siebrecht of Laurens; five grandchildren, Samantha, Kayla, Josh, Mercedes, and Chase; his mother, Marie Siebrecht of Alta; one sister, Bonnie Luberstead and her husband Rod of Kerrville, Texas; two brothers, Larry Siebrecht of Rembrandt and Doug Siebrecht of Alta; and many other relatives and friends.