A funeral service for Henry G. Ivers of Schaller, formerly of Storm Lake, was held on Wednesday, December 24, at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Pastor Steve Schulz officiating. Interment was at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Henry George Ivers, the son of Christian John and Anna (Andresen) Ivers was born July 11, 1919, on a farm southeast of Rushmore, Minnesota.
He was baptized in Rushmore, Minnesota on August 24, 1919, with Pastor Martin Heineck officiating and renewed his baptismal vows in the rite of confirmation on June 13, 1935, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Pastor H. P. Schmidt officiating.
He received his primary education in Rushmore, Worthington, Ocheyedan and Rembrandt schools. He received his high school education and diploma from Storm Lake High School in 1938.
On June 1, 1941, he was united in marriage with June Lois Sohm in a ceremony at the home of her parents in Storm Lake with the Rev. H. P. Schmidt officiating. The couple resided in Storm Lake all of their married life.Three children were born to the union. On December 24th, 1985, June passed away.
The couple took over the successful family locker plant business and built a new building in 1951. Henry (Heinie) closed its doors and retired in 1991. He continued working in the business community as assistant manager at the Pronto convenience store.
Henry and June were charter members of Grace Lutheran Church, built in 1951. Both were active in the church; Heinie held numerous offices and volunteered his time in various capacities.
He was also a charter member of Storm Lake Lions Club, established in 1962.
Heinie found love and companionship with Arleen Madsen; they were united in marriage on February 27, 1987. Heinie was blessed with an expanded family of 12 children with their spouses and children.
Arleen and Heinie resided on a small acreage outside Schaller, where he enjoyed yard work, gardening, and participating in the 500 Card Club. He also found enjoyment in wood working in their basement creating wooden toys, mailbox signs and small furniture pieces.
He passed away at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center on December 21, 2003, after a brief illness. He was 84 years old.
Preceding him in death were his wife, June Ivers; his sister, Malvina Yahnke; his parents, Chris and Anna Ivers; and a stepson, Mike Madsen.
Survivors include his wife, Arleen; 3 children: Pearl Dvorkin and husband Alan, Tyler, TX; Henry Ivers and wife Sandy, Storm Lake; Lois Holmes and husband Dwain, Ecuador, S.A.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; 11 step-children: Carolyn Hunter and husband Jim, Arlington, TX; Susan Naberhaus and husband Ed, Storm Lake; Joyce Huster and husband Duane, Lytton; Janet Madsen, Peoria, AZ; Don Madsen, Santa Clara, CA; Pat Babcock, Sun City West, AZ; Nancy Overmohle and husband Don, Schaller; Shirley Adams and husband Keith, Galva; Jim Madsen, Galva; Pam Adams, Indianola; Lori Meyers and husband David, Smithville, MO; 21 step grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren.
Arthur R. Auen of Albert City passed away December 19, 2003, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 12 days, following a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). A funeral service will be on Tuesday, December 23, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Albert City with Reverend David Bernhardt officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.
Arthur Robert Auen was born January 8, 1928, at Herring, to Art and Ella (Rohde) Auen. He was baptized on January 29, 1928, by Pastor Schwidder and confirmed on June 21, 1942, both at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. On May 9, 1945, Art graduated from Lake View High School.
Upon graduation, Art was inducted in the United States Army on April 10, 1946, at Fort Snelling in Minnesota where he served his country as a Technician Fifth Grade.
He was transferred to Hawaii and served as a General Clerk. Art was honorably discharged on May 7, 1947.
When he returned home, Art farmed with his dad for a number of years. On November 15, 1953, Art was united in marriage to Velma Frank at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. This union was blessed with five children: Beverly, Marlene, Marilyn, Elaine, and Craig. Together, Art and Velma farmed in the Pocahontas area for 13 years.
They moved their family to the Albert City area and farmed until 1980 and in 1985, Art and Velma moved into Albert City.
In 1982, Art attended eighteen wheeler trucking school. For the next twenty years, he worked hard in the trucking business and retired in December of 2002.
Art was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in rural Albert City. He also belonged to the American Legion Post No. 0588 in Varina. In his spare time, Art enjoyed fishing and playing cards. His greatest pleasure was being behind the wheel of the big rig.
He was a wonderful husband, a loving father, a fantastic grandfather, and a caring neighbor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Art is survived by his wife of 50 years, Velma Auen of Albert City; his five children: Beverly Heuer of Mason City, Marlene Kuhn of Connersville, IN, Marilyn Ball of Lewisville, TX, Elaine and Robert Fisher of Fort Dodge, and Craig Auen of Albert City; five grandchildren: Elizabeth Heuer, Matthew Kuhn and his fiancée, Sarah Acuncius, Michael Kuhn, Cory Fisher and Steven Fisher; two sisters: Betty (Mrs. Richard) Graber and Irene (Mrs. Dean) Goodlaxson and many other loving relatives and friends.
Preceding Art in death were his parents, Art and Ella Auen; brother, Marvin Auen and brother-in-law, Dean Goodlaxson.