Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, October 21, 2003



Funeral Mass for Richard Glenn Zimmer, of Early was held on Friday, October 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early, with Father Bruce Lawler and Father Daniel Lynch officiating. Burial was in Early Cemetery, Early. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home, Sac City, was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Glenn Zimmer, age 64, passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at Loring Hospital in Sac City.

Rich was born on January 3, 1939, in Early, the son of Glenn and Genevieve (Cloud) Zimmer. Rich was baptized and confirmed at Early United Methodist Church and graduated from Early High School in 1957. On August 8, 1959, Rich was united in marriage to Dolores Marie Faber at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early, where he became a member. They were blessed with four sons: Michael, Roger, Boyd, and Patrick, and three daughters: Kathleen, Leanne and Sharon.

Rich worked for the Curry and Thompson Seed Company as a seed salesman. He was well liked and loved to talk to people as he made his coffee stops. He was "best friend" with everyone he met and loved his "Curry and Thompson Family". Especially he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, attending all their sporting events, and grilling up something special on his grill. Rich was an avid Hawkeye fan and on game day the remote was always at his side. You could find him relaxing out in his screened in porch, or being at his shop. His hobbies included coin collecting (especially gold coins), bowling and collecting miniature cars.

Rich is survived by his wife Dolores; his sons, Michael (Vickie) Zimmer of Fort Dodge, Roger (Trina) Zimmer of Ogden, Boyd Zimmer and his fiancee Roxanna of Newell, and Patrick (Brenda) Zimmer of Early; his daughters, Kathleen (Dale) Grundmeier of New Sharon, Leanne (Mike) West of Remsen, and Sharon Benna of Early; 28 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many friends.

His parents and a grandson Thomas Zimmer, preceded him in death.


Darlene Woods, age 66, of Storm Lake died on Sunday, October 12, 2003 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Memorial services were held Friday, October 17, at McCord Manor in Storm Lake, with Reverend Connie Spitzack officiating. Burial was in held in the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Darlene Mae Lenhart was born on December 18, 1936 in Storm Lake, to Fay and Lillian (Moorhead) Lenhart. She spent her childhood years in her parents' home and graduated from high school at Sulphur Springs Providence school in 1955.

On April 16, 1956, Darlene was united in marriage to Kenneth Ray Woods. They were blessed with a daughter, Cynthia.

Darlene spent most of her life as a homemaker. She cherished her family and friends and the time she spent with them.

Darlene was a member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter 3000, in Storm Lake. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee with her friends and playing Bingo at the KC Hall and the Moose Lodge.

Darlene is survived by two brothers, Everett and wife Phyllis Lenhart of Hartley, and Leonard Lenhart; sisters Audrey Stern and friend, Harland of Babitt, MN, Doris and husband Manley Bratsch of New Ulm, MN, and Ruth Mumford of Sheldon, and other relatives and friends.

Preceding Darlene in death were her father Fay on March 8, 1964; her mother Lillian on November 27, 1996; her husband Kenneth on June 22, 1988; her daughter Cynthia on November 3, 1978; five infant children; her twin brother Darrell Ray in 1938; her sister Lauraine Hunziker on April 18, 1997.