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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Kenneth D. Simonsen

August 19, 1923 - November 11, 2004

A memorial service for Kenneth D. Simonsen will be held at a later date.

Kenneth passed away Thursday, November 11 in Waco, Texas.

Mr. Simonsen was born August 9, 1923 in Webb, to August G. Simonsen and Minnie (Mortenson) Simonsen. He graduated from Webb Consolidated High School and served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He married Dorothy Luther on June 10, 1943 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He owned and operated A-OK Heating and Air in Lewisville, Texas for 30 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Jeanne Larson and husband Randy of Waco, Pamela Smith and husband Sam of Rockford, Illinois, Gayleen Laningham and husband Don of Euless; son Dennis Simonsen of Waco; brother, Duane Simonsen and wife Betty of Ottumwa; sister, Joyce Shriner of Estherville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Helen Ricketts.

Irene Marie Harms

February 24, 1917 - November 11, 2004

Religious services for Irene Harms were held Monday, November 15 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta with Pastor Mark Abraham conducting services. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park, Storm Lake.

Irene passed away Thursday, November 11 at Polk City, at the age of 87 years, eight months, and 18 days.

Irene Marie Beckfield Harms was born February 24, 1917, in Albert City, to Louis and Martha (Sievers) Beckfield. She was baptized into the Christian faith on March 25, 1917, and confirmed on March 29, 1931, at Zion Lutheran Church in Grant Township. She attended Zion Lutheran School.

On June 11, 1939, Irene was united in marriage to Orville Harms in Albert City. The couple settled in the Alta area in 1947. They farmed there until retiring in 1973 and then moved into Alta. Irene most recently resided at CLC Polk City in Polk City.

Irene loved to bake, garden, play cards and games, go for walks, and watch sports on television.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville; her parents, Louis and Martha; three infant children; four brothers, and three sisters.

Irene is survived by her two sons, Lowell Harms, Omaha, NE, and Alan Harms and wife Janet of Hendersonville, NC; two daughters, Colene and Raymond Staples of Kerrville, Texas, and Jeanine and Ken Von Bon of Granger; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four sisters.

Virgil Jones

May 3, 1922 - November 11, 2004

A memorial service for Virgil Jones was held Monday, November 14 at the Janesville United Methodist Church, Janesville, with private inurement following at the Northlawn Memory Gardens, Iowa Falls, with military honors bestowed by the Hyman-Peavey American Legion Post#188, Iowa Falls. Memorials may be directed to the family c/o his wife Audre Jones, 320 15th Street NW, Apt. C-5, Waverly, IA 50677. The Linn's Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Virgil Jones, 82, Waverly, formerly of Milford, Spirit Lake and Iowa Falls, passed away Thursday, November 11 at the Waverly Health Center, Waverly.

Virgil Jones was born May 3, 1922 at Alden, the son of Thomas C. and Edra M. (Springer) Jones. He attended the Alden Community Schools graduating with the class of 1939. He served with the United States Army with the 40th Division Field Artillery during World War II. On May 14, 1948 he was united in marriage to Audre LaNora Harris at the Little Brown Church, Nashua. To this union two children were born: Malinda and Martin. Virgil enjoyed many different vocations and most recently was a baker for the Spirit Lake Bakery and maintenance engineer at Crescent Beach Lodge in Okoboji.

Virgil is survived by his wife: Audre Jones of Waverly; daughter, Malinda Foelske (Daryl) of Cedar Falls; son, Martin (Susan) Jones of Iowa Falls; two grandchildren, Eric and Brett Foelske, both of Iowa City; mother-in-law, Dora Ward of Spirit Lake; sister-in-law, Dorothy Mitchell, Spirit Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Edna Jones; brother and sister-in-law, Burl and Doris Jones; and one brother-in-law, Emory Harris.