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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, February 2, 2004

Marilyn R. Dreessen, May 28, 1934 - January 26, 2004

Funeral service for Marilyn Dreessen, age 69, of Carroll, who passed away on Monday, January 26, 2004 in Mesa, Arizona, was held on Friday, January 30, at the First Presbyterian Church in Carroll with Rev. Michael Fitzsimmons officating. Burial was in the Carroll City Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in Marilyn's Memory and memorials may be left at the Funeral Home or the Church.

Marilyn Ruth Dreessen age 69 of Carroll, died unexpectedly in Mesa, Arizona where they had been for the last 3 1/2 weeks. She was a home maker and in her earlier years she was a teacher and had taught at Arcadia-Vail Parochial School for several years and had done Substitute Teaching in Carroll. She had also done clerical work for several businesses in Carroll. The Dreessens came to Carroll in 1965 from Des Moines. She was born on May 28, 1934 in Sac County, and was the daughter of Albert and Alice Adams Nickels. She was married to Donald Dreessen on April 8, 1950 at the Methodist Church in Storm Lake by Rev. Buchwalter.

Marilyn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had served as deacon of the Church, taught Sunday School and was a member of the RSVP, American Legion Auxilary and was a member of the Sisters of the Cloth Quilting Guild and had also been a member of the Heart to Heart Quilt Guild of Denison, she had been a Girl Scout Leader, Carroll High Booster Club, and worked at the New Hope Ceramic Store.

Marilyn was a graduate of Storm Lake High School and attended and graduated from Buena Vista College with a BA Degree in Education.

In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her family, working puzzles, traveling, playing bridge and quilting. She had made many quilts over the years.

Surviving are her husband Donald of Carroll; daughter, Nancy Henry and her husband John of Colo; Daniel Dreessen and his wife Kris of Glidden; five grandchildren: Austin Janssen and Kaylee Dreessen and Alicia, Jessie and Ethan Henry; brother Richard Nickels and his wife Barbara of Waukehsa, Wisconsin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Larry.

Dean Stull

August 30, 1930 - January 26, 2004

Dean Stull, age 73, of Storm Lake, died on Monday, January 26, 2004 at the family farm near Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 29, at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Reverend David Koehler officiated.

Friends wishing to send condolences to the family may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Dean Stull was born on August 30, 1930 in Buena Vista County to Ralph and Bertha (Keith) Stull. He spent his childhood in his parents' rural home near Storm Lake, attending Washington Township country school through the 8th grade, and then graduated from Storm Lake High with the Class of 1947.

On February 18, 1951, Dean was united in marriage to Carolyn Shannon in Storm Lake. Their union was blessed with four sons: John David, Randal Nick and Lonny; and five daughters: Jane, Cindy, Diana, Cheryl and Sonya. Dean and Carolyn would have celebrated their 53rd anniversary in February this year.

Dean spent his life working the land that he loved, farming in the Storm Lake area. He was an avid NASCAR fan and liked to restore antique farm equipment. He enjoyed attending tractor pulls at county fairs. But the greatest joy in his life was his family. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and a doting grandfather. He loved having his grandchildren around him, and spent as much of his time as he possibly could with them. Whether it was helping the grandkids with a project in his garage or attending their various events, Dean always seemed to have children around him and that's how he liked it.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carolyn of Storm Lake; his sons: Nick of Ames, and Lonny of Storm Lake; his daughters: Jane and husband Sonny Madden of Storm Lake, Cindy and husband Marvin Wernimont of Rembrandt, Diana Hummel of Shenandoah, Cheryl and husband David DeMan of Rembrandt, and Sonya Vrieze of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Jennifer Péna, Christine Mileham, Michael Stull, Natasha Dailey, Cory Wernimont, Chad Hummel, Brian Hummel, Brianne Perrigo, Lisa DeMan, Andrew DeMan, Michael Vrieze, Jeremy Vrieze, Alex Vrieze and Jacob Vrieze; great-grandchildren: Felicia and Devon Madden, Jessica and Rebecca Péna, Sydney, Tanner, Brielle and Erin Wernimont; and many extended family members and friends.

Linda Ann Thornhill

October 7, 1948 - January 27, 2004

Linda Ann (Potts) Thornhill, age 55, of Storm Lake, passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 31, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Jamie Cutler officiating. There will be a private family burial. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda was born on October 7, 1948, to Clyde and Doris Potts of Storm Lake. She grew up and attended school in Storm Lake. Upon graduation from Storm Lake High School, Linda pursued an education at Stewart's School of Beauty in Sioux City. Linda spent 27 years in Denison and returned to Storm Lake in August of 1996, and worked at Buena Vista Manor as a hairdresser and Bil-Mar Foods as a night cook.

Linda had many interests. She loved to play Bingo on the weekends and she enjoyed venturing out, shopping and going places. She had a passion for being with her family and was overjoyed when she played with her grandchildren. She could often be found at the table playing cards, making jokes and laughing with her family and friends.

Linda is survived by her mother, Doris Potts of Storm Lake; her two children: Amy Leonard and her husband E.M. of Des Moines, Jason Thornhill and his fiancée Jennifer Rowell of Omaha, Nebraska; two grandchildren: Jordan and Gavin Rowell; three sisters: Sherri Kowalke and her husband Vern of Nemaha, Kathy Nuss and her husband Mike of Ottumwa, and Carol Sweeten and her husband Don of Webb City, Missouri; two brothers: Dennis Potts and his wife Debbie of Denison, Dan Potts and his wife Dee Dee of Algona; several special nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Potts and her sister, Cynthia Hand.

Dorothy Vandeweerd, June 1, 1921 - January 23, 2004

Dorothy Vandeweerd, age 82, of Storm Lake, died Friday, January 23, 2004 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 31, at 11 a.m at the United Church of Christ in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Friends may send condolences to the family online via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: fratzkejensen.com

Dorothy Marie Peterson was born on June 1, 1921 in Storm Lake, to Pete and Della (Clark) Peterson. She spent her childhood in her parents' home in Storm Lake and attended Storm Lake schools.

On June 24, 1939, Dorothy was united in marriage to Kenneth Johnson, Sr. Two sons were born to their union. Dorothy and Kenneth were blessed with 46 years of marriage before Kenneth died in 1985. In 1988, Dorothy married John Vandeweerd. John passed away in 1998.

Dorothy enjoyed fishing and liked to play cards. She had an avid interest in antiques, and enjoyed buying and selling them. She loved her church and was a faithful member. Dorothy was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who treasured her family and the time she could spend with them.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sons; Kenny and wife Jane Johnson, and Johnny and wife Peg Johnson, all of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Laura Frazier, Kreg Johnson, Tiffany Carlson and Kristy Miller; great-grandchildren: Travis, Lindsay, Noah and Carter Frazier, Jacie, Bria and Ashley Carlson; Jeff Maymon and Megan Miller; her sister, Berniece Illum; many nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents; her husband, Kenneth Johnson in 1985; her husband, John Vandeweerd in 1998; and her brother Bob Peterson.