August 30, 1912 - January 12, 2005
Funeral services for Franklin L. Prunty, 92, Sioux City, formerly of Storm Lake, will be held Saturday, January 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. Pastor Gary Swick will officiate. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery in Storm Lake. There will be a family prayer service at 1:15 p.m. at the Church on Saturday.
Franklin passed away Wednesday, January 12 in the Indian Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Sioux City following a lengthy illness.
He was born on August 30, 1912 at Cleghorn to Albert and Ethel (Hoke) Prunty. He was married to Vera Zoch on October 8, 1941 at Cherokee. He had farmed near Marcus for 25 years and then moved to Storm Lake in 1966. He worked in the maintenance department at Buena Vista County Hospital for 11 years retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Storm Lake. He enjoyed fishing, boating and tinkering with anything that needed to be fixed. He had been a resident of Sioux City for the past five years and prior to this had lived in Perry for one and one half years, Storm Lake for 32 years and was originally from the Marcus area.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Vera on November 7, 1973; two brothers and two sisters Cyril Prunty, Kenneth Prunty and wife Evelyn, Winifred Swanson and her husband Melvin, Edna Woltman and her husband Harold.
He is survived by his four children: Betty Nelson and her husband Ron of Cherokee; Jerry Prunty and his wife Susanna of Perry; Judy Prunty of West Des Moines; Mark Prunty and wife Cyndy of Yankton, SD; 8 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Bonnie Jean Carter
May 27, 1934 - January 7, 2005
Private family services for Bonnie Carter will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 15 at Barker Funeral Home in Alta with Pastor Craig Lee officiating. Burial will be in Elk Township Cemetery in Alta.
Bonnie passed away on January 7 at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 11 days.
Bonnie Jean Carter was born on May 27, 1934, to Eugene and Bernice (Carpenter) Anderson in Alta. She graduated from Fairview High School.
Bonnie was united in marriage to Melvin Carter on October 8, 1966 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta. This union was blessed with seven sons, Steve, Lynn, Tim, Marty, Tony, Terry, and Aubrey and two daughters, Tammy and Lesley.
Bonnie worked over 30 years in the purchasing department at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids. She enjoyed camping, deer hunting with family, and wintering with friends in Brownsville, Texas. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and her dog, Angel.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Melvin on September 18, 1983; one brother, Larry Anderson; one niece, Wendy Anderson; and one grand nephew, Trevor Anderson.
Bonnie is survived by seven sons, Steve Carter of Cedar Rapids, Lynn Carter of Alburnett, Tim Carter and his wife Susan of Kansas City, Missouri, Marty Carter of Marion, Tony Carter and his wife Sylvia of Frankfurt, West Germany, Terry Carter and his wife Kathleen of Omaha, Nebraska, and Aubrey Carter; two daughters, Tammy Ellis and her husband Skeet of Roseville, California and Lesley Renfer of Marion; 14 grandchildren, Larry, Gene, Dean, Allen, Andy, Joshua, Shane, Jacquie, Bonnie, Marc, Michael, JoAnn, Kristine, and Xavier; four great-grandchildren, Lilly, Katlyn, Bella, and Kimberly; her beloved dog, Angel; and one brother, Bruce Anderson and his wife Donna of Spirit Lake.