[Masthead] Light Snow ~ 31°F  
High: 28°F ~ Low: 17°F
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Funeral Announcements

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Teresa Stoner

February 2, 1947 - August 3, 2004

Funeral mass for Teresa Stoner, age 57, Peterson, was held Saturday, August 7, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux Rapids, with Reverend John Kane officiating.

Teresa died Tuesday, August 3 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Teresa Marie Andersen was born February 2, 1947 in Wayne, Nebraska to Sheldon R. and Ilene (Salmon) Andersen. She spent her childhood in her parents' Webb home. Teresa attended grade school in Webb before graduating from South Clay High School with the Class of 1965.

On August 23, 1965, Teresa was united in marriage to Rodney Wayne Stoner at Sioux Rapids. Their marriage was blessed with three children: Cal, Matt and April. Teresa was a loving wife, devoted mother and treasured grandmother, who made a warm and comfortable home for the family she cherished.

After raising her family, Teresa found more time to enjoy her hobbies, which included cooking, sewing, painting and doll-making. She began painting in 1984, taking classes from area artists. She especially liked wildlife and flowers for the subjects of her work. She also worked at Sioux Lumber in Sioux Rapids. Teresa enjoyed her community and loved to spend time with her family, and especially with her beloved grandchildren.

Left to cherish Teresa's memory are her three children: Cal Stoner and wife Diane of Kennard, NE, Matt Stoner and wife Melinda of Blair, NE, and April Stoner-Dose and her husband, Jeremy, of Fort Polk, LA; her grandchildren: Hannah and Zach Stoner of Kennard, NE, Colton and Dalton Stoner of Blair, NE and Kyler Dose of Fort Polk, LA; her brother, Sheldon James Andersen and his wife Gloria of Cherokee; and many other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceding Teresa in death were her parents and her husband, Rodney.

Bernice Fairchild

February 22, 1905 - August 4, 2004

Funeral Services for Bernice Fairchild, age 99, of Sioux Rapids, were held Monday, August 9, at 11 a.m. at First United Church of Sioux Rapids, with Lay Minister Dean Maiden officiating.

Bernice died Wednesday, August 4, at Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids.

Bernice Noble was born February 22, 1905 at Milford, to Chris and Edith (Lanyon) Noble. She was baptized in Milford before the family moved. She spent her early years in her parents' home in Pipestone, Minnesota, where she attended grade school, was confirmed in her church, and then graduated from high school.

On December 23, 1925, Bernice was united in marriage with Guy Edgar Fairchild in Pipestone. Their marriage was blessed with five children: Edgar, Donna, Jim, Gordon and Shirley. Bernice was a loving wife, devoted mother and treasured grandmother who made a comfortable home for her family, where friends and family alike received a warm welcome, although she especially delighted in her grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, wherein she held various offices, taught Sunday School, and belonged to the Women's Society. Active in her community, Bernice was a member of Eastern Star, Women's Study Club, Lee Community Club, and a Leader in 4-H activities. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed playing cards and traveling. Following her husband's death, she spent many years as a nanny in California.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Edgar and wife Annette Fairchild of Spirit Lake, Jim and wife Roberta Fairchild of Spencer, Gordon and wife Margaret Fairchild of Sacramento, CA; daughters: Donna and husband Max Fuller of Longmont, CO, and Shirley and husband John Pritchard of Sioux Rapids; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Noble; one brother-in-law Jared and wife Marge Fairchild; and other relatives and friends.

Preceding Bernice in death were her parents; her husband; four brothers: Elwood, Jim, Cecil and David; and two sisters: Helen and Anne.

Kathryn George

June 19, 1911 - August 6, 2004

Funeral Mass for Kathryn George, age 93, of Storm Lake, was held Monday, August 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Dale George officiating as celebrant and Reverends Bruce Lawler and Eriberto DaCosta as concelebrants. Deacon Bob Lenz and Homilist Reverend Andy Hoffman also participated. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Kathryn died Friday, August 6 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Kathryn L. Pitts was born June 19, 1911 in Cherokee County, to William and Gertrude Pitts. She was baptized in June of 1911 and confirmed in 1920 at Visitation Parish in Maryhill. Kathryn grew up in Cherokee County, attending grade school at Visitation Parish School before attending St. Joseph Catholic High School in LeMars.

On May 19, 1931, Kathryn was united in marriage to Leonard J. George at Visitation Parish in Maryhill. Their union was blessed with two sons: Dale and Richard, and five daughters: Marilyn, Janice, Mary Ellen, Judith and Rosie. Kathryn and Leonard celebrated 53 happy years together before he died in 1983.

Kathryn was a loving wife and devoted mother who spent much of her lifetime making a warm and comfortable home for the family she treasured. In later years, she continued to provide moral support for her family, and very much enjoyed visiting her children and grandchildren. Kathryn had a talent for and enjoyed cooking. She cooked for the parish priest at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake; if she learned anyone was ill, she made a point of learning their favorite food, which she then prepared and took to them.

An active and faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, Kathryn participated and held offices in Catholic Daughters, Ladies Guild and Prayer Chain.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Father Dale George of Cave Creek, AZ, and Richard George of Collinsville, IL; daughters: Marilyn and husband Alfred Naughton of Carroll, Janice Johnson of Woodstock, IL, Mary Ellen and husband Doug Palmer of Rockport, MO, Judith and husband Mike Murrell of Chilicothe, MO, and Rosie and husband Mark Vonnahme of LeMars; 27 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Bob Rahn of Cherokee; two sisters-in-law: Della George and Louise George, both of Cherokee; and many other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceding Kathryn in death were her husband; grandson, Ricky Showers; brothers: Alvin, Melvin, Joseph and William Pitts; and sisters: Mary Ellen Leonard, Gertrude Messerole, Rose Zimmer and Helen Rahn.