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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Dorothy Champion

October 3, 1922 - September 27, 2004

Memorial services for Dorothy Champion were held Saturday, October 23 at 2 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah's Witnesses, 525 Geisinger Rd., Storm Lake. Burial will be at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mapleton. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy R. Champion, age 81, died Monday, September 27 at the Methodist Manor Nursing Home in Storm Lake.

Dorothy was born on October 3, 1922 to Ray and Kate (Clausen) Champion in Mapleton. She attended school near Mapleton and moved to a farm near Albert City in 1944. Dorothy lived and worked in the home health care service in Storm Lake for many years.

Dorothy was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and enjoyed sharing the hope and comfort the Bible gives with others. She loved Jehovah's creation of plants and had a soft heart for animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: Roy, Howard and Elmer; one sister, Edna Champion; a niece, Joan Lewis; and a sister-in-law, Franza Champion.

Survivors include a niece Gloria Champion, Onawa; Don Lewis, the former husband of her niece Joan, Battle Creek; plus other relatives and friends.

William N. Snedeker

January 26, 1962 - October 18, 2004

Memorial services were held Friday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Storm Lake, with Pastor Tom Hinshaw officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake.

William N. "Bill" Snedeker, age 42, of Storm Lake, died Monday, October 18 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

William Noel Snedeker was born January 26, 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He spent his childhood in Storm Lake, attending elementary school there before graduating from Storm Lake High School. Following high school, Bill attended Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon and Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City. He was employed as a plumber in West Virginia and South Carolina, maintenance at IBP and was currently employed as a Farm Manager in the Storm Lake area.

Bill was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Storm Lake in 1978. He was a faithful member of that congregation and was serving as a Trustee at the time of his death.

Bill enjoyed tinkering with anything electronic or automotive in his spare time.

Those left to cherish Bill's memory include his mother, Mary J. Snedeker, of Storm Lake; his daughter, Krisondra Jean Snedeker of Newell; brothers: Mark John from Storm Lake, Joel of South Carolina, Michael of Storm Lake, Tom of Garvin, Minn., and Noel of Niceville, Fla.; sisters: Jane Owen of Memphis, Tenn., Sandra Schmidt of Maquoketa, Susan Geary of Carroll, Sharon Snedeker of Denton, Texas, Maureen Lauritsen of Conyers, Georgia and Tammy Sassman of Rembrandt; as well as other extended family members and a host of friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Mark H. Snedeker in 1996.

Murlan "Ole" Haight

November 13, 1928 - October 20, 2004

Funeral services for Murlan Haight, 75, of Aurelia were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Jack Weida officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established.

Murlan died Wednesday, October 20 at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Murlan Glenn Haight was born November 13, 1928, the son of Howard and Elsie (Corrington) Haight, in Cherokee. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1946, then attended Iowa State University and served in the Army National Guard. Murlan married Harriett Ellen Ohlson on December 23, 1950, at the Methodist Church in Aurelia. The couple farmed in Buena Vista County their entire career and Murlan also worked for Wilson Foods Corporation for 23 years in Cherokee. Murlan was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia. His hobbies revolved around the family farm which has been in the family since 1869 and family activities. He was also an avid Cubs fan.

Preceding Murlan in death were his parents, his loving wife, Harriett, on November 4, 1999, infant daughter, Marcia, in 1951, two sons, Scott in 1983 and infant Richard in 1952, a brother W. Henry Haight, and a sister, Elsie Mae Haight.

Survivors include three children, Doug and his wife Becky Haight of Quincy, Ill., Grant and his wife Gail Haight of Sioux City, and Deborah and her husband Jim Hinkeldey of Alta. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Adam, Eric, and Emily Haight, Michael and Katie Haight, and Russell, Alan, and Holly Hinkeldey, and three sisters, Jeanne Farquhar, of Villa Park, Ill., Rose Ella Subbert of Dodge Center, Minn., and Alice Diischer of Alta, and other relatives and friends.