Bernice L. Dandy
January 8, 1916 - March 16, 2004
Bernice L. "Bea" Dandy, age 88, of Storm Lake, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 19, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Douglas Haynes and Reverend E. W. Lichtsinn officiating. Interment will be at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. A visitation will be Thursday, March 18, from 4-7 p.m. at the Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Bernice Louise Dandy was born January 8, 1916, in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Roy and Amy (Sexton) Richardson. The family moved to Laurens in 1920. She attended grade school and high school in Laurens.
Bea married Floyd Dandy June 1, 1946. They resided in Sioux Rapids until May of 1966 and at that time moved to Storm Lake to be closer to Floyd's job at Hy-Grade.
Bea was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. She was active in Ladies Aid, Dorcas Guild at the church, and followed the lives of her grandchildren very closely. Bea will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered as a very loving wife, mom, and grandma.
Bea is survived by her husband, Floyd Dandy of Storm Lake; a son, Rusty (Diane) Mohler of Storm Lake; a daughter, Cynthia (Richard) Anderson of Sioux Rapids; three grandchildren: Callie (Craig) Sullivan of Dassel, MN, Lorie (Doug) DeStigter of Sioux City, and Jason Leidahl of Sioux Rapids; three great-grandchildren: Tanner Terning, Camryn Sullivan and Naomi DeStigter; and many other loving relatives and friends.
Bea was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Lestel Richardson, Loren Richardson, and Kenny Richardson and one sister, Geneva Bartley.
A memorial fund has been established.
July 16, 1916 - March 11, 2004
Funeral services for Leonard Nolte, 87, Manson, were held Monday, March 15, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. at Immanual Lutheran Church in Pomeroy with Rev. Kevin Schnakenberg officiating. Burial was in the Union Cemetery in Pomeroy.
Leonard died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Steward Hospital in Lake City.
Leonard Carl Nolte was born July 16, 1916, the son of John and Amilia Nolte at Tobias, Nebraska. He helped his parents farm before coming to Iowa in 1940. He married Dora Mack November 29, 1942, at the Lutheran Church in Knoke. The couple farmed west of Fonda until 1972, when they moved to Manson. Leonard was then custodian at Manson High School from the fall of 1972 through 1979. He enjoyed gardening, taking care of flowers, fishing with his wife, and helping people in town and at the church.
Survivors include his wife, Dora; sons, David (Sandy) Nolte of Grove City, Ohio, Donald (Jan) Nolte of Storm Lake; daughter, Colleen (Roger) Bohn of Arlington, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother, Emmett of Fairbury, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Keith Nolte in 1994; brothers, Milton, Melvin, Cornal and John; and sister, Emily Mohling.
October 17, 1918 - March 11, 2004
Services for Luella Dierenfeld were held Monday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia with Pastor Carl L. Noble officiating. Interment was at the Westside Cemetery in Westside.
On Thursday, March 11, 2004, Luella died at the Carroll Health Center in Carroll, at the age of 85 years, four months and 25 days.
Luella Matilda, daughter of Gustav and Matilda S. (Dreesen) Gertz, was born October 17, 1918, on a farm in Jackson Township north of Westside. She attended country school south of Westside and then worked as a housekeeper.
On March 2, 1938, Luella was united in marriage with Elmer Ervin "Mike" Dierenfeld at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Luella and Mike were blessed with three daughters. They farmed near Westside, Dow City and Alta until 1961 when they settled near Westside. They retired from farming in 1981. In 1987 Mike became a resident of the nursing home in Wall Lake where he died March 8, 1990. Luella was able to remain in their home until September of 2000 when she became a resident of the Carroll Health Center in Carroll.
Luella was baptized in October of 1920 at the Presbyterian Church in Westside and in December of 1954 was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith at Dow City. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia and the Westside Cemetery Association. Luella enjoyed gardening, playing cards, crafts, embroidering, sewing, traveling and fishing.
Besides her parents and husband, Luella was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Plantz; son-in-law, Terry Miller; brother, Melvin Gertz and wife Dena; and sister, Viola Gertz.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou and husband Darcy Peterson of Hinton, and Audrey and husband Kirk Rhea of Alton; four grandchildren; four step grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; brother, Reuben Gertz of Westside; sister, Leone Gertz of Westside; brother-in-law, Ralph Dierenfeld and wife Lucille of Schleswig; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.