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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, March 15, 2004

Verna Edna Herpst

November 26, 1919 - March 9, 2004

Funeral services for Verna Edna Herpst, Storm Lake, were held on Friday, March 12, at 2 p.m . at the Barker Funeral Home in Alta with Rev. Henry W. Huddleston officiating. Burial was at Buena Vista Memorial Park in Storm Lake.

Verna passed away on Tuesday, March 9, at Buena Vista Manor at the age of 84 years, three months and 12 days.

Verna, daughter of Henry Gustave and Matilda Emily (Stoelting) Stieghost, was born on November 26, 1919 in Eden Township, Sac County.

She was baptized in infancy at Immanual Reformed Church and attended and graduated from Hayes Consolidated School on May 28, 1936.

Verna lived most of her life in the Alta and Storm Lake communities.

She thoroughly enjoyed dogs of all kinds. She worked at various occupations during her life including cleaning houses and offices, restaurant waitressing, and cooking.

On April 4, 1950, Verna was united in marriage to Henry George Herpst. The couple operated a salvage yard at Casino Beach.

In June of 1999, due to health reasons, Verna chose to make her home at the Buena Vista Manor. She was well liked and will be missed by those at the manor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her parents; and her brother, Raymond Stieghorst.

Verna is survived by her sister-in-law, Esther Lamb of Storm Lake; her nieces, Diane and Gary Christiansen of Peterson, Donna and David Dose of Storm Lake, and Darlene and Blaine Perry of Aurelia; other nieces and nephews; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Lee F. Johns

July 15, 1924 - March 10, 2004

Funeral services for Lee Johns, 79, of Aurelia, were held Friday, March 12, at Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established.

Lee died Wednesday, March 10, at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center in Cherokee.

Lee Franklin Johns was born July 15, 1924, the son of Cyril and Nor (Christensen) Johns near Aurelia. He attended Afton Country School #6, and graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1942. He spent his life farming the land.

Preceding Lee in death were his parents and brother-in-law, Roy Cacek.

Survivors include his sister, Claudine Cacek; two nieces, Kathleen Lester, and Linda and her husband Bruce Holmes, all of Custer, South Dakota; one great-niece, Tammi and her husband Brad Hicken of Lincoln, Nebraska; and one uncle, Pete and his wife Lee Christensen of Cherokee.

Kenny Winterhof

May 31, 1944 - February 24, 2004

Services for Kenny Winterhof were held February 28 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein with Father David Hemann officiating. Burial was in the Galva Township East Cemetery.

Kenneth "Kenny" Dean Winterhof, 59, of Galva, passed away suddenly in Galva on February 24.

Kenny was born May 31, 1944 in Alta, to Edgar and Irene (Brown) Winterhof. He was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Aurelia, and confirmed at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Hanover. He attended parochial school through 8th grade at Hanover. He graduated from Galva High School in 1962. Ken then entered the U.S. Navy for four years.

Ken married Judith Ann Malone on January 17, 1970 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manchester. To this union two children were born, Steve and Amy. The couple lived in Iowa Falls, Sioux City and then in 1970 they settled on the family farm in rural Galva. Ken worked for Northwestern Bell, US West and Qwest for 37 years.

Kenny was a member of the CWA Union and was president for seven years, Galva American Legion, planning stages of the Iowa Falls Golf Course, Galva Restaurant Board and Elks. Kenny was there for everyone at any time you needed him.

Those who survive are his wife, Judy of Galva; son, Steve and wife J.J. and their children Colby, Payton, and Maxwell of Omaha, Ne.; daughter, Amy of Holstein; his mother, Irene Winterhof of Alta; two brothers, Warren and wife Nancy of Walnut, and Ron of Galva; and also nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Kenny was preceded in death by his father, Edgar, and a brother, Gordon.

Because of Ken's support of the Galva-Holstein Community and his love for the University of Iowa, the family has established a memorial scholarship to be given each year to a G-H Senior who will attend the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Memorial may be made to the Ken Winterhof Hawkeye Scholarship Memorial, in care of American National Bank, Holstein. On Iowa, Go Hawks!

Marvin "Bud" Phipps

July 8, 1937 - February 17, 2004

Marvin "Bud" Phipps, 87, of New Castle Retirement Home, Omaha, died Tuesday, February 17, 2004, in Clarkson Hospital, Omaha following a short illness.

He was born November 12, 1916 in Cherokee to Benjamin H. and Ruth (Wyatt) Phipps. He attended schools in Cherokee.

On July 8, 1937 he married Boneta Graves in Cherokee. Bud worked for the Railroad Express for 13 years prior to entering the military.

He served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army during World War II.

Following his military service he worked for Iowa Public Service for 31 years in the Storm Lake and Schaller communities.

While Bud lived in Schaller, he served as mayor for several years. Bud enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, fishing and gardening.

Survivors included his wife Boneta; a daughter, Marcia Rice and her husband Donald of Gavilan Hills, California; a son, Benjamin Phipps and his wife Mariana of Omaha; a sister, Emily Ohlson of Cherokee; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Marie.