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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, February 21, 2005

Creighton Charles Hanson

November 16, 1946 - February 17, 2005

Funeral services for Creighton Hanson were held Thursday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt, with Reverend Durwood Clauson officiating. Burial was in Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. Arrangements were under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Marathon.

Creighton C. Hanson, age 58, of Marathon, passed away Sunday, February 13 at his home.

Creighton Charles Hanson was born November 16, 1946 at Cherokee to Edward J. and Ethel (Lerdahl) Hanson. He graduated from Sioux Rapids High School. Following high-school graduation, Creighton served his country with pride in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970, during which time he saw action in the Vietnam conflict. Creighton also served in the United States Army from 1970 until his retirement in 1978. Creighton was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal (1 campaign) the Good Conduct Medal (3rd award), the Army Commendation Medal, the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm.

In 1968, Creighton was married to Linda Brown. They later divorced.

Creighton was a member of the V.F.W., Cooties, D.A.V. and the American Legion. He was a faithful member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt, where he served as head usher and bell ringer. He enjoyed all his church activities. Creighton was a people person. He loved to drive around and visit with friends. He also enjoyed socializing in the local coffee shops.

Creighton's loyal canine friend, Blacky, was very dear to him and he loved every moment he spent with Blacky.

Those left to cherish Creighton's memory include his step-mother, Ardyce Hanson; his sister Suzanne Mulvihill; his step-brother, Kevin Hanson; his step-sister Connie and husband Jonathan Pagel; his nephew, Rusty Hanson; his niece, Brenda Hanson; two step-nephews: Blake and Parker; step-niece Mariah; and many other family members and friends.

Creighton was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Ethel Hanson; his grandparents; and his brother, Brian Hanson.

Lucille "Jackie" Landgraf

October 4, 1933 - February 15, 2005

Funeral Mass for Lucille "Jackie" Landgraf was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 18, 2005 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake.

Lucille A. "Jackie" Landgraf, age 71, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Storm Lake, died Tuesday, February 15 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.

Lucille was born October 4, 1933 in Tracy, Minn., to John and Dorothy (Goreham) Landgraf. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and remained a faithful member of the Church her entire life.

Lucille and her family moved to Storm Lake, where she attended and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1951. She went on to business school, from which she graduated with a secretarial degree. She was employed as a secretary for Sidles in Omaha for 29 years, until her retirement in 1997.

Lucille loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them. In her free time, she was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting. She loved all kinds of flowers. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Left to cherish her memory are her sisters, Eleanor Haselhoff of Schaller and Jean Landgraf of Omaha; four nieces and seven nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

Lucille was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents, and one sister, Marian Jansen.

Sophia Schramm

December 31, 1902 - February 14, 2005

Funeral services for Sophia Schramm were held Friday, February 18 at 2 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Reverends E. W. Lichtsinn and Douglas Haynes officiating. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake.

Sophia Schramm, age 102, of Storm Lake died Monday, February 14 at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake.

Sophia Augusta Martha Lehmann was born December 31, 1902 to Gustav and Caroline (Buchholz) Lehmann on the family farm in Grant Township, Buena Vista County. She was raised in the Storm Lake area and baptized January 25, 1903 at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. Sophia received her education at Zion Lutheran Parochial School. She was confirmed on April 16, 1916 at Zion. Her confirmation scripture was Revelation 3:11.

On September 26, 1923, Sophia was united in marriage to Henry William Robert Schramm in Spencer. Their union was blessed with four children: sons Donald, Reuben and Waldo and daughter Inez. Henry and Sophia were tillers of the soil, farming first in the Albert City area before moving near Webb, where they farmed for 16 years. They then moved to the Rembrandt area, where they farmed for eight more years. Due to health concerns, Henry was forced to retire from farming, so he and Sophia moved into Truesdale. Henry passed away August 21, 1958, after which Sophia remained in Truesdale for many more years, until she moved to Storm Lake in 1985. In September of 1995, she entered Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake and remained there until her death.

Sophia was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother who treasured her family and the time she was able to spend with them. She enjoyed working in her vegetable gardens and flower beds. She also liked to crochet and do embroidery work. She loved to play cards and liked to go to square dances. Sophia was a devoted Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls fan who never missed a game on TV if at all possible. For her 100th birthday, her grandchildren presented her with a Cubs jersey complete with the number 100, and a Cubs cap.

Sophia was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav and Carloline Lehmann; her husband, Henry Schramm; her brothers, Ernest Lehmann, Fred Lehmann and Arthur Lehmann; her sisters, Martha Kolpin, Mary Lehmann and Adella Lehmann.

She leaves to mourn her sons: Donald and wife Maxine Schramm of Storm Lake, Reuben and wife Jean Schramm of Clear Lake, and Waldo and wife Lee Schramm of Phoenix, Ariz.; her daughter, Inez Eimers of Storm Lake; 10 grandchildren: Gary and wife Karen Schramm of Aurelia, John Schramm of Lawrence, Kan., Susan Weipert of Clear Lake, Laura Thompson of Des Moines, Keith and wife Sue Schramm of Tacoma, Wash., Roger Schramm of Auburn, Wash., Sandra Schramm of Kent, Wash., Bill and wife Jean Eimers of Storm Lake, Dale and wife Carmen Eimers of Grand Island, Neb., and Eileen and husband Steve Turnquist of Alta; great-grandchildren: Nicholas Weipert, Julia Weipert, Katy Weipert, Nigel Thompson, Zach Thompson, Monica Brown, Lisa Olson, Ethan Eimers, Dakota Eimers, Stephanie Eimers, Paula Eimers, Ariel Turnquist, Alyssa Turnquist, Ali Turnquist and Alicia Turnquist; great-great-grandchildren: Erica Duffy, Jared Brown and McKenna Olson; as well as a host of other family and friends.

Arnold Kjolhede

October 16, 1921 - February 10, 2005

Memorial services for Arnold Kjolhede were held Saturday, February 12 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Ted Eilders officiating. Military rites were provided by VFW Post #6172 of Alta. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Handicap Accessible addition at Trinity Lutheran Church, Alta.

Arnold passed away Thursday, February 10 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.

Arnold C. Kjolhede was born October 16, 1921 in Newell to Christen and Esther (Jensen) Kjolhede. He received his education from Coon Center, Newell and was a graduate in 1939 from the Rembrandt school. Arnie was baptized on November 20, 1921 and confirmed on April 4, 1936, both in the Nain Lutheran Church in Newell.

Arnold served his country during WWII, enlisting with the U.S. Marines on September 14, 1942, serving in the Pacific Campaigns of Bougainville, BSI, Peleliu, Palau Islands and Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. He was honorably discharged on December 19, 1945.

On March 2, 1947, he was united in marriage to Marian M. Grunig at St. John's Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. This union was blessed with four children.

Arnold was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta all of his married life and served as Sunday School Superintendent for 10 years. He was also part of the church council several times and served on many other different committees.

Arnold was a Charter Member of the Alta VFW Post 6172 and an active member of the Alta Kiwanis. He farmed all of his life and was a seed corn dealer, serving as ASC Committeeman and Reporter. After retirement, Arnie took up golfing and so enjoyed that hobby. He was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Clifford and Cyril; two sisters, Agnes Lathrum and Doris Orcutt; and one daughter-in-law, Kathi.

Arnold is survived by his wife, Marian of Storm Lake; two sons, Luther and his wife Veronica of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jeff and his wife Laurie of Alta; two daughters, Candis Lichternberg and her husband Joel of Owings Mills, Md., and Jan Keith and her husband Terry of Windsor, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald and his wife Glenda; three sisters, Lillian and her husband Skelly Rystad, Ellen and her husband Van Parker, and Elano and her husband Jim Gaffey; one sister-in-law, Bettie Kjolhede; one brother-in-law, Les Grunig and his wife Marlene; and a host of other relatives and friends.