Wayne A. Hanson
October 31, 1931 - March 20, 2004
Wayne A. Hanson, age 72, of Newell, formerly of Albert City, passed away on Saturday, March 20, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 25, at 2 p.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City with Reverend David Bernhardt officiating. Burial will be at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids with Military Rites provided by the American Legion Post No. 394. A visitation was held Wednesday, March 24, at the Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Albert City from 4-8 p.m. The Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.
Wayne Allen Hanson was born the son of Wilford and Effie (Torkelson) Hanson on October 31, 1931, on a farm south of Sioux Rapids. He was one of six children. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. In addition, Wayne completed his schooling and graduated from Sioux Rapids High School in 1950.
In 1951, Wayne enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country with honor in the Korean War. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged on March 16, 1955.
Upon his discharge, Wayne met and fell in love with Ardyce E. Kruckman. On September 3, 1955, they were united in marriage in Jackson, Minnesota, and this union was blessed with four children: Bryan, Brenda, Brent and Michelle.
Wayne and Ardyce raised their family in the Sioux Rapids area where Wayne worked as a farm hand, truck driver and school custodian. He retired in 1985. While in retirement, Wayne and Ardyce moved to Albert City to work at the Sliefert Funeral Home. For 17 years, they lived at the funeral home and provided sincere and professional care to many, many families. It was also during this time that Wayne's health became a concern, and for nearly two decades, Ardyce was his constant support.
His Christian faith was an important part of Wayne's life, and he was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City.
When he was not working, Wayne enjoyed reading and watching sports of all kinds. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. But, what Wayne cherished most of all, was spending time with his family who loved him very much. Nothing brought him greater joy than being with his children and grandchildren. Wayne will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Wayne is survived by his wife of over 48 years, Ardyce Hanson of Newell; four children: Bryan Hanson and his wife Sandra of Lincoln, NE, Brenda Bjorklund and her husband Paul of Newell, Brent Hanson and his wife Lori of St. Peter, MN, and Michelle Epperson and her husband Trent of Chillicothe, MO; seven grandchildren: Jason and Kara Bjorklund, Jeff and Lacey Hanson, Katie and Kelli Hanson, and Marcella Epperson; three brothers: Roger Hanson and his wife Lois of Loveland, CO, Calvin Hanson and his wife Dee of Loveland, CO, and Julius Hanson and his wife Skeets of Windsor, CO; two sisters: Wilma Wenck of Cherokee, and Phyllis Coulter and her husband LeRoy of Loveland, CO; and many other loving relatives and friends.
Preceding Wayne in death were his parents, Wilford and Effie Hanson.
Lois Christine Jesse
September 22, 1925 - December 27, 2003
A memorial service for Lois Jesse, 78, was held on Wednesday, March 31 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. She passed away peacefully on December 27, 2003 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Lois Christine Lydell was born September 22, 1925 in Cherokee County to John and Clara (Moding) Lydell. She was baptized in infancy and later confirmed at Immanul Lutheran Church, Elk Township. Lois graduated from Alta High School in 1943 and worked in the Buena Vista County Recorder's office.
On June 17, 1947 Lois married Glen Jesse. They farmed south, and later, west of Storm Lake until moving to Lake Creek in 1980. Lois was an active member at Trinity Lutheran Church and appreciated the fellowship of their women's groups. She treasured time spent with family and friends and also enjoyed traveling, reading, knitting and other creative activities. She served as a 4-H leader and was a member of Questers.
She is survived by her husband; two children, daughter Diane and her husband, Gregory Nelson of Ames, and son Paul and his wife Donna of Storm Lake; three granddaughters, Elizabeth, Rebekkah, and Stephanie Nelson of Ames; a sister, Alice Libke ofAurelia; and a brother Everett and his wife Carol Lydell of Brookings, Oregon; two sisters-in-law. Donna Lydell ofAurelia and Lola Vesgaard of Scottsdale, Arizona; a brother-in-law. Bob and his wife Donna Jesse of Bella Vista, Arkansas; and eight nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents and three brothers. Merle, Erving, and Roy Lydell.
Memorial gifts will be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church handicap accessibility fund.
Harland F. (Barney) Stieneke
October 28, 1912 - March 24, 2004
Harland F. "Barney" Stieneke, 91, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, March 24, at 1 a.m. in the Careage Hills Care Center following a several month illness.
Memorial services will be held Friday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with Reverend Ray Hampton officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Mr. Stieneke was cremated. A time of sharing for family and friends will be on Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Harland was born October 28, 1912 in Cherokee, to Walter and Delia (Champion) Stieneke. He attended Cherokee Schools. He farmed for many years in Pitcher Township, retiring in 1979. He had lived in Cherokee the past twenty years. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Cherokee County Farm Bureau and was a long time member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge. Harland was know for the many kindnesses and generous, helpful things that he did for others. He was presented with the Governor's Volunteer Award on April 24, 1994 by Gov. Terry Branstad.
He is survived by one brother and two sisters: Dale Stieneke of Quimby; Irma Karohl and her husband Ed of Omaha, Nebraska; Mary Alice Jacobs of Halstad, Minnesota; eight nieces and nephews: Virginia (Tom) Hymer of Hutchinson, KS; Richard (Diane) Karohl of Grand Island, Nebraska; Gloria (Greg) Geerdes of Marcus; David (Cindy) Stieneke of Aurelia; William (Nancy) Stieneke of Omaha, Nebraska; Karen (Kevin) Wulf of Holstein; Cammie (Tim) Larney of Fargo, North Dakota; Blake Sykes of Lake Park, Minnesota; great nieces and nephews and their families; special friends and neighbors: Corringtons and Schwallers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and infant sister and a sister-in-law Wilma Stieneke.