Wencil Dean Small
May 22, 1923 - January 5, 2004
Services for Wencil Small will be held on Saturday, January 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church at Rembrandt. Internment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake.
Wencil Dean Small passed from this earth on Wednesday, January 5. Wencil was critically injured in a farm accident on Tuesday, January 4 and died as a result of those injuries. He died doing what he loved best.
Wencil Dean Small was born to Charles and Blanche (Zupp) Small on May 22, 1923 at Washta. He graduated from Washta High School and began his lifelong farming career following graduation. He farmed with his father until his marriage to Roberta Hegstrom of Lawton on May 29, 1947. The couple spent their first three years farming near Lawton. They moved to the Rembrandt area in 1950 and have lived there to present.
Wencil is survived by his wife Roberta; children Marcia (Doug) Grabinski, Clear Lake; Larry Small and special friend Bonnie Hamilton, Clear Lake; Karen (Ben) Greene, Webb and Gary (Julie) Small, Rembrandt. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Brent Grabinski, Elissa (Grabinski) Doyce Hanson, Jeff Grabinski, Charles (Heidi) Small, Amy (Greene) and Craig Williams, Brittanya Small, Beth (Greene) and Scott Knudtson, Justin Small, Tiara Small and Bradley Greene; and 10 great-grandchildren: Taylor, Isaac and Abigail Hanson, Allison, Rylie and Cole Knudtson, Greta, Glenn and Graham Small, and Alyvia Williams.
August 29, 1979 - January 2, 2005
Funeral services for Joel Hickman were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 7 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with the Reverend Dwight Dubois officiating. Burial was at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Joel's friends have set up a website for Joel's friends and family to click on and share stories, pictures, and memories, please visit this @joelhickman.com.
Joel R. Hickman, age 25 formerly of Mediapolis and Fenton died January 2 at his home in St. Paul, MN.
Joel R. Hickman was born August 29, 1979 in Burlington the son of David W. and Lynn M. (Strausser) Hickman. He was raised in Mediapolis until their family moved to Fenton while he was in high school, where he graduated from Sentral (Fenton) High School in 1997. He later graduated from MusicTech in St. Paul, MN. He has lived in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area for the past four to five years, where he worked as a programmer for Midiringtones in St. Paul.
Those who knew this spirited young man knew his love for music, learning on his own to play guitar, piano, create music with friends and groups. Another part of Joel was his computer knowledge and technology obsession, he was good at this and he loved every minute of it. However, his greatest joy was raising his daughter, Aimee, he loved fatherhood.
His family includes his daughter, Aimee Hickman and her mother, Alison Wiley of Minneapolis, MN; parents, David and Lynn Hickman of Aurelia; sister, Jeanette Cornforth and her husband, Bryan of Kissimmee, FL; brother, Jon Hickman and his wife, Kahla of Maplegrove, MN; his niece, Chloe Hickman; grandmother, Vivian Hickman of Iowa City; and grandfather, Myrlin Strausser of North English.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Forrest Hickman and grandmother, Wilda Strausser.
April 13, 1923 - January 2, 2005
Funeral Mass for Regina Young was held Thursday, January 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, with Father Bruce Lawler as celebrant. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Regina Young, age 81, of Storm Lake died January 2 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Regina Miles was born April 13, 1923 to James and Ellen (Condon) Miles at Sioux City. As a child, she lived with her parents at their home in Sioux City and then rural Storm Lake. She received her education at Sulphur Springs Consolidated grade and high schools, then attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake.
On August 27, 1942, Regina was united in marriage to Delbert Young in Storm Lake. Their marriage was blessed with six sons: Steve, Mike, Mark, Dan, Pat and Chris, and one daughter, Maureen.
Regina was a homemaker who took pride in keeping a warm and comfortable home for her family, who she treasured. She was a member of the Friendly Neighbors Club for many years, and enjoyed the company of a wide circle of friends. In her spare moments, Regina liked to read and work crossword puzzles. Her greatest delight was spending time with her grandchildren.
Left to cherish Regina's memory are her sons: Steve and wife Nancy Young of Storm Lake, Mike Young of Sioux City, Mark and wife Chris Young of Storm Lake, Dan and wife Jaynee Young of Storm Lake, Pat Young of Storm Lake and Chris and wife Jeannie Young of Breda; daughter Maureen and husband Bob Kelsey of Storm Lake; grandchildren, Brian and wife Cheryl Young, Jennifer and husband Mike Whelan, Melissa and husband Mike Pratt, Steve and wife Nith Young, Tim and wife Lyly Young, Jeremy Young and Susie Lindenbaum, Ryan Young, Jason and wife Amanda Young, Kellee and husband Jesse Barnett, Liz and husband Devin Kruse, Mike Kelsey, Nick Kelsey, Andy Young, Eric Young, Alex Young, Justin Young and Josh Young; 13 great-grandchildren, Michelle Young, Emily Young, Joe Whelan, Hanna Whelan, Bryant Jackson, Ben Pratt, Eric Pratt, Amanda Pratt, Leighton Young, Addie Young, Michael Young, Shawn Barnett, and Gabriel Barnett, Mickey Brown; brother James A. Miles of Los Angeles, California; and aunt Eleanor Miller of Storm Lake; as well as extended family members and a host of friends.
Regina was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Young; her parents, James and Ellen Miles; brothers Gerald Miles and Frank Miles and her granddaughter, Allison Kelsey.