Funeral services for Christina (Chris) R. Buttenob, 75, of Aurelia, were held Monday, November 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Jack Weida officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements.
Chris died Friday, October 31, at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Christina Rosetta Scholten was born April 2, 1928, the daughter of Leendert and Tryntje Geradiena (Zorgdrager) Scholten at George. She graduated from the George High School in 1945. She then attended the Omaha School of Business for two years. On August 30, 1948, Chris married Duane Buttenob in Worthington, Minnesota. They resided in Quimby for ten years and Aurelia for forty years. Chris worked as a bookkeeper for Iowa Public Service for ten years and for Cherokee Public Schools in the administration office for 26 years. She was an avid Quimby and Aurelia sports fan and supported her husband during his teaching and coaching career in both school systems. Chris also helped her husband with his wooden craft business after their retirements. She especially enjoyed being with her family and friends, including numerous fishing trips to Canada and Minnesota. Chris was a member of the Aurelia First United Methodist Church, having been active in circle and choir, president of the American Legion Auxiliary, a member of the Christian Woman's Club, Sunset Knoll Auxiliary, and Retired Teachers and School Personnel.
Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Duane Buttenob of Aurelia; two daughters, Carole and her husband Rodney Nelson of Cedar Rapids and Karen Amirsoltani of Crystal Lake, IL; five grandchildren, Christa and her husband Carlos Nelson of Cedar Rapids, Gerry Nelson of Coralville, James Nelson of Meadville, PA, Darius Amirsoltani and Yasmin Amirsoltani, both of Crystal Lake, IL; three great-grandchildren, Cameron Nelson of Cedar Rapids, and Deon and CJ Nelson both of Atlanta, GA. Also surviving are one sister, Caroline Riebeling of Denver, CO; two brothers, Gene Scholten and his wife Gertrude of George, and Leonard Scholten, Jr. and his wife Roberta of Brainerd, MN; one sister-in-law, Naomia Scholten of Englewood, CO; one brother-in-law, Wallace Winter and his wife Florence of Boyden; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Preceding Chris in death were her parents; two sisters, an infant and Lena Mae Winter; two brothers, Baby John Scholten and John Scholten.
Funeral Services for John Daniel Helmbrecht, 29, of Onawa, formerly of Storm Lake, will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 1426 N. 26th Street in Fort Dodge. Date and time are pending.
John Daniel Helmbrecht was born in Onawa, on January 12, 1974. John attended and graduated from Manson Northwest Webster High School in 1992. After graduation John joined the Army Reserve National Guard and went to work at IBP in Storm Lake. John moved to Lincoln, Nebraska in 2001.
John died in Lincoln on October 30, 2003.
Some of John's favorite things were playing bass guitar, collecting Indian relics, riding horses, camping, being outdoors, and performing magic tricks.
John Daniel Helmbrecht is survived by his mother and stepfather, Vivian and Wally Whitehill; father and stepmother, Chris and Vicki Helmbrecht; brothers and sisters, Todd Uhl, Tony Helmbrecht, Robert Helmbrecht and his wife, Katie; niece and nephews, Amanda and Ricky, Billy, and Jenny Whitehill; grandmother, Verla Helmbrecht; step-grandmother, Irene Whitehill; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.
Funeral services for Mrs. Russell (Harriett) Petersen were held Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Zion Lutheran Church in Gowrie. Mrs. Petersen, 82, passed away at Midlands Hospital, Papillion, NE on Oct. 30. She had been hospitalized in Ft. Dodge and at Midlands for seven weeks.
She is survived by husband Russell; two sons Jeff and Doug and their wives; and six grandchildren, two sisters and a brother, John B. Anderson and wife of Storm Lake; a sister-in-law in Ft. Dodge.
The Petersens were low handicap golfers and had played many couples tournaments in NW Iowa winning the couples tournament at Lake Creek C.C. in Storm Lake on more than one occasion.
The Petersens were married in 1945 and owned and operated Carr Grocery in Gowrie until retirement when their son Jeff purchased the business.
Services for Eldon Raymond Sorensen, 75, formerly of Galva, were held November 1, 2003 at the Grace United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, with the interment at the Kent Cemetery, Brooklyn with Military rites, conducted by the American Legion.
Eldon Raymond Sorensen was born December 22, 1928 near Galva, and died Wednesday, October 29, 2003 at the Grinnell regional Medical Center, Grinnell. Eldon was the first child of Raymond August Sorensen and Leona Louise Schmoldt Sorensen. He attended the Galva school and graduated from the Galva High School. Eldon was a veteran of the Korean War spending some of his Army time in Italy. He married Jane Ellen Hassman on January 5, 1952 at Galva. Three children were born to this union, Kent, Gordon and Susan. He was a carpenter by trade until they moved to Newton, in 1966 where he was employed by the Vernon Company. Later they lived in Kellogg moving to Holiday Lake, Brooklyn, in 1973.
Eldon was a veteran of the Korean War , and was a member of the Francis Gallagher American Legion Post 294 of Brooklyn.
Eldon was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Jane; two sons and their wives, Kent and Kristi of Brooklyn and Gordon and Billie of Denver, Missouri: one daughter and her husband, Susan and Dari Clarke of Newton: two sisters, Donna Else of Phoenix, Arizona and Lavonne McAtee and her husband Larry McAtee of Cherokee; three brothers, Gordon and his wife Mary of Galva, Wendell and his wife Mary Lou of Holstein, and Gaylen and his wife Sandy of Tempe, Arizona; Ten grandchildren, Christine Kriegel, Shiloh Wetering, Mitchel Sorensen, Jessica Sorensen, Megan Sorensen, Joseph Sorensen, Casey Clarke, Courtney dark. Chase Sorensen and Brent Sorensen; and four great grandchildren, Jevohn Miller, Shealynn Miller, Shateah Wetering and Karter Kriegel.