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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, September 20, 2004

Verva M. Carlson

February 22, 1928 - September 13, 2004

Funeral services Verva M. Carlson were held Thursday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Verva M. Carlson, age 76, of Albert City died Monday, September 13 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Verva Mae Hemm was born on February 22, 1928 in Fairfield township. She was the daughter of Ralph Edward Hemm and Helen Edna Mae Johnson Hemm. On May 10, 1942 she was confirmed Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. After graduating from Albert City High School in 1946, Verva married Roy Emanuel Carlson on November 17, where they farmed in the Albert City area for thirty years. They were the proud parents of six children. They moved to Albert City where Verva worked as a waitress, a dietitian, and a nurse's aid. She volunteered for many church and community organizations. Verva was a lifelong member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church where she also served on the council, was an active member of WELCA, was a member of the Albert City Historical Society, the Albert City Threshernmen Association, the Thursday Apron Club, and The Happy Hour Club, all of Albert City. Hobbies included sewing, crocheting, and reading.

Survivors are: her children, Delmar Carlson, wife Jean (Albert City), Denise Sassman and husband Steve (Alta), Deb Travis and husband Jim (Mallard), Darla Vonnahme and husband Dan (Mallard), and Doyle Carlson and wife Sherry (Fort Dodge); fourteen grandchildren: Michael & Kathy Sassman (Dakota Dunes, S.D.) Todd & Wendy Sassman (Lawton), Troy & Pam Sassman (Dyersville), Jennifer Reddel, (Ankeny), Jill Carlson (Aurora, Ill.), John Carlson (Ames) Scott & Missy Travis (Newton), Jamie Travis (Urbandale), Alicia & Zachery Eichmeir (Ankeny) Sarah Vonnahme (West Des Moines), Patrick Vonnahme (Ames), Amber Vonnahme (Mallard), Emily Hepperle (Fort Dodge) and Eric Hepperle (Fort Dodge); eleven great grandchildren: Zachary, Joshua, Lyndsay, and Arron Sassman, Caleb Sassman, Cole and Connor Travis, Carter Reddel, Alaina and Olivia Sassman, and Avery Eichmier. Her sister Ivalee Arrowsmith, (Perry), brother-in-law, Carl Carlson (Albert City), and sister-in-law Florence Porath, (Albert City).

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy, and daughter Daryls.

Omar Reyes

August 7, 1980 - September 10, 2004

Funeral services for Omar Reyes, age 24, of Storm Lake, were held Tuesday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Omar died Fridy, September 10 in Storm Lake.

Omar was born on August 7, 1980 to Guillermo and Angelica (Manriguez) Reyes in St. James, Minn. He was baptized in St. James, and later moved to Storm Lake, where he belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Omar graduated high school while attending an all boys academy. He was attending Iowa Central Community College, Storm Lake campus, and working at Friesen of Iowa.

Omar wanted to be someone important who would someday change the world with his dreams and inspirations. He had a passion for music and enjoyed writing musical lyrics. He was always there to help those who were close to him. His daughter, Ebony, was everything to him.

Survivors include his parents, Guillermo Reyes and Angelica Manriguez; his daughter, Ebony Reyes; his brothers, Leonel Loza and Fabian Reyes; his sister, Corina Reyes; and many extended family members and many friends.

Omar Reyes, 24 años de edad ,de Storm Lake, Iowa, fallecio el viernes 10 de septiembre, del 2004 en Storm Lake.

La misa funebre sera el martes a las 10:30 a.m. en la iglesia Catolica de Santa Maria. El sepelio sera en el cementerio de Storm Lake.

Amigos pueden llamar a cualquier entre 9:00 a.m. y 11:00 p.m. el lunes, septiembre 13, 2004 en la funeraria Fratzke & Jensen en Storm Lake.

Omar nacio el 7 de agosto, de 1980 , hijo de Guillermo y Angelica (manriquez) Reyes, en St. James Minnesota, fue bautizado en St. James y despues se movio a Storm Lake, donde pertenecio a la iglesia Catolica de Santa Maria.

Omar se graduo de la academia para jovenes. El se encontraba estudiando en el central community college de Storm Lake y trabajaba para Friesen of Iowa.

Omar queria ser alguien importante y esperaba algun dia cambiar el mundo con sus sueños e inspiraciones. El tenia passion por la musica y disfrutaba tambien escribirla. El siempre estaba ahi , para aquellos que lo necesitaran y estuvieran cerca de el . su hija Ebony era todo para El.

Quedan para recorder su memoria , sus padres, Guillermo Reyes y Angelica Manriquez; su hija Ebony Reyes; sus hermanos Leonel Loza y Fabian Reyes; su hermana Corina Reyes, y muchos mas familiars y amigos.