June 15, 1922 - October 15, 2004
Funeral services for Eldo Bartels were held Monday, October 18 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Reverend Steven Schulz officiated.
Eldo Bartels, age 82, of Storm Lake died Friday, October 15 at B.V. Manor Care Center in Storm Lake.
Eldo Ernst Bartels was born June 15, 1922, the son of Herman W. and S. Maria (Schweer) Bartels on their farm at Tobias, Nebraska. He lived on the farm with his parents and attended Zion Lutheran Parochial School at Tobias, Nebraska.
Eldo was baptized July 9, 1922 and confirmed that baptism April 5, 1936 at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Tobias, Nebraska.
He worked on various farms in Nebraska and Iowa until he entered the U.S. Army in March of 1945. He served his country during WWII, as a Staff Sargeant in the Army Air Corps with overseas duty in Greenland receiving an honorable discharge in December of 1946.
On October 12, 1947 Eldo married Neoma B. Gerke at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Storm Lake. Their marriage was blessed with one son, Daniel Lee.
After their marriage, they moved into Storm Lake and became members of St. John's Lutheran Church and in 1951, became charter members and helped establish Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. During his membership at Grace, Eldo became a charter member of the Men's Club, Adult Choir and the Voter's Assembly in which he served in various offices.
He worked at Schuelke Auto and Implement Co., James Larsen Implement Co. and served in the United States Postal Service for 30 years before retiring in October of 1983.
Eldo was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister Gertrude and his beloved sister Mildred.
Survivors include his wife Neoma Bartels of Storm Lake; son Daniel Bartels and wife Desiree of Scottsdale, Arizona; brother Victor Bartels and wife Tillie of Storm Lake; brothers and sisters-in-law: Loraine and Darvin Harth of Alta and Lorna and Willis Lussman of Storm Lake; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Funeral services for Bettiann "Becky" Zoett will be held Wednesday, October 20 at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Adel. Betty will be transported to her final resting place and graveside services will be held Wednesday at the Newell Cemetery.
Becky was with her husband and children as she entered eternal life Saturday, October 17 at the Taylor House in Des Moines. Her death followed a courageous battle with cancer.
Becky was born in Storm Lake and raised within the Newell area. She was a homemaker, a wife and a mother, as well as a daycare provider in both Storm Lake and Adel. She also worked as a caretaker in the healthcare industry.
Becky enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and all outdoor activities. She was an active member of the Lutheran faith and belonged to multiple charity organizations.
She is survived by her husband, Loren; her parents, Edgar and Betty Eickhoff; in-laws, Bert and Pearl Zoet; brothers, Bill and Tom; children, Adam, Tammy, Eric, Rebecca, Paula and Jim; and 15 grandchildren.
Becky was preceded in death by her daughter, Jodey Lee Marusich; grandmother, Carrie Hansen; and brother, Steve Eickhoff.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday and family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel. Contributions can be directed to Faith Lutheran Church.
Maynard V. Beal
September 7, 1933 - October 15, 2004
Funeral services for Maynard V. Beal, age 71 of Linn Grove were held Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids.
Maynard died Friday, October 15 at the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids.
Maynard Vernon Beal was born September 7, 1933 to Orville and Grace (Roach) Beal in Kirkland, Illinois. He lived with his parents in Linn Grove where he attended grade school.
On April 2, 1953 Maynard entered the U.S. Army. During his time in the military, he attained the rank of Corporal and was honorably discharged on April 1, 1955.
Maynard was united in marriage to Barbara Ensley in November of 1959. To this union, five children were raised: Cinda, Glenda, Jim, Bob and Rich.
Maynard was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove. He was a professional truck driver for 33 years, as well as an operator of Land O'Lakes Felco Service Station in Linn Grove for six years before retiring in 1984. He greatly enjoyed restoring old tractors and loved old cars. He was a man who possessed a loving and generous heart, who was always thinking of others. When he was not tinkering on his tractors and cars, Maynard would be found talking on the phone or being out for a leisurely drive.
Survivors include his sons: Jim Beal and wife Dennice of Newell, Bob Beal and wife Mary of Storm Lake, Rich Sassman and wife Sherrie of Storm Lake; daughters: Cinda Ekstrom of Custer, South Dakota, Glenda Struve and husband Tom of Rembrandt; grandchildren: Shane Hauchen, Tanya Gaer and husband Greg, Danial Ekstrom, Brant Struve, Tara Nielsen, Jessica Vanschepen and husband Cody, Nathan Beal and wife Heather, Brian Beal and fiancé Angie Nieland, Brice Beal and special friend Kristen Vogel, Gregg Ries, Dylan Sassman and Dalton Sassman; great-grandchildren: Hanna Nielsen, Rilyn Nielsen, Josh Feltner, Cole Feltner, Mackenzie Struve, Spencer Beal, Kenley Nieland, Harley Ries, Grace Gaer, Grant Gaer, Ryan Hauchen, Jessica Hauchen, Danny Hauchen; brothers: David Beal and wife Betty of Spencer and Joel Beal and wife Lisa of Arlington, Texas; sisters: Christy Ehl and husband Dan of Mystic and JoAnn Schroeder of Tomah, Wisconsin; step-mother Veta Beal of Corning; uncle Maynard Beal and wife Lucille of Independence, Missouri and Dennis Weidner and wife Kim of Gulf Port, Florida; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceding Maynard in death are his parents, Orville and Grace Beal, brother Harold Nordin and sister Marion Hedingar.