Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, May 6, 2004

Elin Frandsen

August 21, 1914 - May 1, 2004

Elin Marie (Jacobsen) Frandsen, age 89, of Newell, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Loring Hospital in Sac City.

Elin was born August 21, 1914, in Tyler, MN, the daughter of Aage and Andrea (Panum) Jacobsen. She was baptized September 27, 1914, in Tyler and graduated from Tyler High School in 1932.

Elin was united in marriage to Marvin H. Frandsen on January 24, 1937, in Tyler, MN. They moved to a farm near Newell after their marriage. They were the proud parents of three daughters: Sonja, Linda, and Julie. Elin was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She worked as a cook in the Newell Schools and was a member of the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell. She was also a member of the Danish Sisterhood, Married Meeters, and Church Ladies Aid.

Elin and her husband Marvin enjoyed many years together, gardening, fishing and spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters: Sonja Irwin to Topeka, KS, Linda Harris of New Orleans, LA, and Julie Duffy and her husband Richard of Boone, IA; her six grandchildren: Kathy Collins, Cindy McVicker, Lisa Kintz, Randy Duffy, Beth Sword, and Katie Harris; 12 great-grandchildren; her brother Henry Jacobsen and his wife Sharon of Tyler, MN; sisters-in-law: Erna Jacobsen and Berta Jacobsen; many nieces and nephews; extended family and friends.

Elin was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marvin; a sister Mildred Duffy; two brothers: Ewald and Elmer Jacobsen; and two sons-in-law: Bud Irwin and Joe Harris.

Funeral services for Elin were held Tuesday, May 4th at the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell, with Rev. Paul Johnston officiating, and Carol Hansen organist. Flower arrangements were be taken care of by Linda and Jerry Stauber. Pallbearers include: Jerry McVicker, Jimmy Collins, Randy Duffy, and Nic McVicker. Interment will be at the Newell Cemetery under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home.

P. Loraine Sundberg

June 5, 1923 - April 29, 2004

P. Loraine Sundberg, age 80, of Albert City, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 29, 2004, in Omaha after suffering several complications from a broken hip in March. A funeral service was held Monday, May 3 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City with Pastor Gavin Ellis officiating. Burial was at the Evangelical Covenant Cemetery in Pomeroy. A visitation was held Sunday, May 2, at the Sliefert ~ Asmus Funeral Home in Albert City, which was in charge of the arrangements.

P. Loraine Sundberg was born in rural Pocahontas, on June 5, 1923, to Carl and Ellen (Goode) Ekstrand. She was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Pomeroy, Iowa. Loraine attended a rural school near Pocahontas and graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1940. After being employed in and around Pocahontas and later Des Moines, she attended North Park Bible Institute in Chicago and graduated from there in 1951. She was then employed at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, where she met her future husband, Jim Sundberg.

Jim and Loraine were married on September 13, 1952, at the Pomeroy Covenant Church. After their marriage, they moved to Minneapolis until Jim was sent overseas with the U.S. Air Force. While Jim was in the Philippines, Loraine lived with her parents and was employed in Pocahontas. After Jim's discharge, they made their home and raised three children in Pocahontas, until they moved to Mason City in 1982. After the loss of her husband Jim in 1995, Loraine moved to Albert City to be closer to her family.

Loraine served in various ways in the Evangelical Covenant Church in the communities where she lived. The church was always a huge part of her life and gave her much joy and fulfillment, besides being an important social event. She had a lifelong passion for sewing and enjoyed doing alterations and other projects for family, friends and neighbors. She took great delight in attending her granddaughters' activities throughout their school years. Loraine and her Mason City Coffee Group met on a weekly basis to enjoy fellowship and storytelling with one another. More recently, she became a charter member of the AC Red Hatters where she found similar enjoyment.

Preceding Loraine in death were her husband Jim, their parents, sister Harriet Omtvedt, brother-in law Avery Shold, and nephew Danny Sundberg.

Loraine is survived by her daughter, Lu and Jay Erlandson of Albert City; sons David and Marcia Sundberg of Fort Dodge and Paul Sundberg of Bettendorf. Her four granddaughters: Nichole and Kasey Krager, Kali and Alicia Erlandson, and Isabella Sundberg; two great-grandchildren: Caden and Taylor Krager will deeply miss her as well. Also surviving are her sister, Eleanor Shold of Albert City; two brothers: Web and Marian Ekstrand of Pocahontas and Fritz and Phyllis Ekstrand of Hot Springs Village, AR; two brothers-in-law: Ted Omtvedt of Pawnee, OK and Myron (Bud) and Pat Sundberg of Minneapolis and a host of other relatives and friends.

Betty L. (Olsen) Loomis

July 15, 1931 - April 25, 2004

Elizabeth Louise (Betty Lou) Loomis, 72, of Monmouth, was pronounced dead at 10:00 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2004, at her home.

Betty was born July 15, 1931, in Alta, the daughter of Louie and Rachael (Olson) Olsen.

She was reared and educated in Alta, Iowa. She received her teaching certificate from State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She married Forrest Loomis on June 7, 1953, in Alta, and they were married for 32 years.

Betty was Assistant Director and Acquisitions Librarian at the Warren County Library since 1974. She also worked as a teacher at Warren Achievement School in Monmouth, Illinois, and a kindergarten teacher in Ankeny.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed her work at the Library, reading, movies and concerts.

Betty was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she had taught Sunday School for many years. She also served as Den Mother for her son's Cub Scout Pack.

Betty had a beautiful spirit that endeared her to her loving family, her fellow Library family, her friends and fellow citizens of the community. Betty was a gentle, kind-hearted individual who loved people and always had the best interest of others at heart. She was generous, helpful and dedicated in everything that she did, and her positive attitude let her rejoice in the good fortunes of others.

Surviving are one son, Scott (Kelly) Loomis of Ohio, IL; one daughter, Diane (Tim) McKillip of Ballwin, MO; two grandchildren, Ashley and Courtney Loomis, both of Ohio, IL; two step-grandchildren, Chrissy (Danny) Darst of Galesburg and Amy (Ryan) Bronaugh of Great Lakes Naval Base, Waukegan, IL; and three step-great grandchildren; one brother, Virgil (Nora) Olsen of Emeryville, CA, along with a niece, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, Ernie Vieregge.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 30, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Donald Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday April 29, at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Memorials may be left for the Warren County Library.