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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Kelly Combes

May 26, 1961 - July 19, 2004

Memorial Services for Kelly D. Combes, age 43, were held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt on Thursday, July 24 at 1:30 p.m, with Pastor Woody Clauson officiating. Burial was in Lone Tree Cemetery at Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Kelly died Monday, July 19 at his home in Jefferson, Iowa.

Kelly D. Combes was born in Storm Lake on May 26, 1961 to Tom and Donna Combes. He grew up in Rembrandt.

Kelly, never one to plant roots for very long in any one place, enjoyed friendships with people all over Iowa and in several other states, where he lived for a time. His sense of humor, his compassion, his generous nature, and his unique perspective on life drew others to him. Kelly loved with his whole heart. He will be missed by many.

Survivors include his son, Shawn of Des Moines; his parents, Tom and Donna Combes, of Rembrandt, Kim and family of Colo, Kent and family of Hartley, Kristi of Marcus; maternal grandmother, Nina Crane, of Pocahontas; along with aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Kelly was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Howard Crane; his paternal grandparents, Clarence and Opal Combes; an aunt, Marilyn Combes; and uncles: Rodney Lee Crane, Harlan Koth and Willis Radke.

Irma M. Todd Krause

May 1, 1913 - July 2, 2004

Irma M. Todd Krause, age 91, formerly of Storm Lake and Charles City, died Friday, July 2, at her home in Foulk Manor North in Wilmington, Delaware where she had made her home since December of 1999.

Graveside services will be scheduled later with inurnment in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Friends who wish to send condolences to the family on-line may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake's website: www.fratzkejensen.com. Condolences may be mailed to Pamela Kane, 801 Wilson Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.

Irma M. Todd was born May 1, 1913 in Bremer County, near Waverly the daughter of George and Daisy (Perry) Todd. She graduated from Charles City High School with the class of 1931.

On April 20, 1941, she was united in marriage to Marvin A. Krause in Austin, Minnesota. He died on November 6, 1991.

The couple moved to Storm Lake in 1964 from Charles City. Irma enjoyed playing golf and belonged to both the Alta and Lake Creek Country Clubs. She also was an avid bridge player.

She is survived by a daughter Pamela Kane and her husband, B. Anderson Hopkins and by a son Don and his wife Bonny, all of Wilmington, DE. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Elizabeth and John Kane, Susan and Daniel Krause and Robert and Maxwell Hopkins, four nephews and numerous extended family members and friends.

Preceding Irma in death were her parents, her husband, two sisters, Hazel Todd Schmidt and Rozeltha E. Jones, a brother Eldon G. Todd and two infant sisters, Viola and Madge.

Ila L. Anderson

April 5, 1923 - July 21, 2004

Funeral Services for Ila L. Anderson, age 81, of Albert City, were held at the Evangelical Free Church in Albert City at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, with Pastor John Herman officiating. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery. The Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Albert City was in charge of the arrangements.

Ila died on Wednesday, July 21, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Albert City.

Ila Louise Carlson was born April 5, 1923 to Henning and Esther Carlson on a farm northeast of Albert City. She attended Pleasant View country school and graduated from Albert City High School in 1940. In 1942, Ila graduated from Buena Vista College with her Bachelor of Arts degree in education.

On May 29, 1943, Ila was united in marriage to Lawrence E. Anderson. To this union five children were born: Linda, James, Sarah, Joni and Jon.

Ila taught country school in Iowa and Nebraska. She owned and operated Albert City Floral for many years. After selling the flower shop, she worked at Hoffman's Flower and Candle Shop in Storm Lake.

Ila enjoyed arranging flowers, baking, cleaning and entertaining family and friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren especially loved Grandma Ila's rye bread, cinnamon bread and other baked goods.

Ila, a member of Albert City Evangelical Free Church, trusted in Christ as her personal Savior at a young age.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Linda and husband Jerome Kindwall of Albert City and their children: Jeff (Becky) Kindwall and Lisa (Jeff) Grossnickle; son, James and wife Sue Anderson of Marion, and their children: Chris (Eileen) Hodgson, Eric (Cheryl) Hodgson and Allison Rudig; daughter, Sarah and husband Scott Hardie of Marengo, and their children: Josh, Jacci and Adam; daughter, Joni and husband Jeff King of Ames, and their children: Jacob, Jessica and Jenna; son, Jon and wife Betty Anderson of Urbandale, and their children: Tyler, Julia, Myles and Annalee; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Annette Anderson; and many other relatives and friends.

Ila was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; her parents, Henning and Esther Carlson; three brothers: Leonard, Eldon and Morris; and three sisters: Mabel Fredrickson, Phoebe Olson and Ethel Bloom.

Evelyn M. Nehring

April 6, 1919 - July 21, 2004

Evelyn M. Nehring, age 85, of Storm Lake, died on July 21 at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 25, at 10:30 am at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake where Reverend Douglas Haynes will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send condolences via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website may do so at www.fratzkejensen.com

Evelyn Minnie Sievers was born April 6, 1919 to William and Anna (Griffel) Sievers in Grant Township, where she lived with her parents. She attended Zion Lutheran School for eight years. Evelyn was baptized on April 27, 1919 and confirmed April 9, 1933 at Zion Lutheran Church by Reverend F. Albrecht. She was an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake.

On September 25, 1938, Evelyn was united in marriage to Wendolin H. Nehring at the Evangelical Reformed Church in Grant Township in rural Storm Lake by Reverend Thomas G. Halbur. To this marriage, nine children were born: Richard, Garland, Shirley, Karolyn, Cynthia, Robert, Shari, Gailyn and Mark. Evelyn was an active housewife who loved to farm and raise her sons and daughters. Evelyn loved and dearly cherished all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid sports fan, especially of the Chicago Cubs and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

She is survived by her sons: Richard (Rosalie) of Des Moines, Robert (Sara) of Atlantic, Gailyn (Billie) of Storm Lake and Mark (Lori) of Alta; daughters: Shirley (Gary) Williams of Manson, Karolyn (Wayne) Halverson of Storm Lake, Cynthia (Rick) Hatch of Early and Shari McCaulley of Manson; daughter-in-law, Karen Nehring of Newell; sister, Marcella Radke of Storm Lake; sisters-in-law, Doris Sievers, Dorothy Sievers, and Audrey Miller; 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wendolin on April 27, 1958; son, Garland in 1977; daughter-in-law, Diane in 1999; son-in-law, John in 1992; brothers: Fred, Willie, Martin and Wayne; sisters: Pauline, Leah, Viola, Eldona and LaVerne.