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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Idabelle Sheffield

July 4, 1903 - April 6, 2005

Memorial Services for Idabelle Sheffield were Monday, April 11 at 2:30 p.m. at Buena Vista Manor Care Center in Storm Lake. Graveside services were on Monday at 1 p.m. at Storm Lake Cemetery preceding the memorial service. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Idabelle Sheffield, age 101, of Storm Lake, died Tuesday, April 6, at the Buena Vista Manor Care Center in Storm Lake.

Idabelle was born on July 4, 1903 to Sam and Selma (Danielson) Mullins in Storm Lake. Her father, Sam, operated Mullins Barbershop in Storm Lake starting in 1898. On the day she was born, Sam was to pitch for a Storm Lake White Caps ballgame. Idabelle was very proud of being born on Independence Day and was called "Firecracker" by many of her friends.

Idabelle was only 12 years old when her mother died in 1915. She received her education in the Storm Lake Community Schools, graduating from high school in 1922. Idabelle and her brother, Harold, then moved to Arizona, where she worked as a telephone operator. Harold moved back to Storm Lake to take over operation of Mullins Barbershop in 1938. Idabelle later moved to California where she continued to work as a telephone operator. On March 24, 1947, she married Manning Harvey Sheffield in Los Angeles, California. After her husband died, Idabelle returned to Storm Lake and worked at Vern's Variety. She lived for many years at 407 West Sixth Street in Storm Lake with her dog, Punkin. The children in the neighborhood loved stopping at her house because she always had an extra cookie or some candy for them. Idabelle moved to McCord Manor and then to Buena Vista Manor, where she resided until her death.

Left to cherish Idabelle's memory is her special friend, Mary Ellen Norris of Alta.

Idabelle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother.

Lloyd Tymeson

January 31, 1913 - April 7, 2005

Funeral Services for Lloyd Tymeson were Monday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Duane Queen officiating. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Lloyd Tymeson, age 92, of Storm Lake died Thursday, April 7, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Lloyd A. Tymeson was born January 31, 1913 to Albert and Birdie (Aiken) Tymeson in Truesdale. He received his education in the Storm Lake schools, graduating from Storm Lake High School with the Class of 1930. Lloyd continued his education at Buena Vista College, where he graduated in 1934. While a junior at Buena Vista, Lloyd coached basketball at Storm Lake St. Mary's High School. Lloyd's father, Albert, purchased what was then called the Storm Lake Bank located at 600 Lake Avenue in Storm Lake in the aftermath of the Great Depression in 1937. The bank was known as Commercial State Bank, Commercial Trust & Savings Bank and Central Bank in succeeding years. After coaching and teaching for three years in Jolley, Lloyd began his career with the bank. He was elected president of the family bank when his father passed away in 1955. He was elected Chairman of the Board in 1978. The bank was sold to Tim and John Brown in 1990; however, Lloyd remained on the board until 2001.

On April 17, 1938, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Jean Nutter. Their union was blessed with four children: James, Kristin, Tracy and Albert. Marjorie passed away in 1978. He later married Margaret Dawson. When World War II broke out, Lloyd joined the United States Army in 1941 and served his country as a finance officer in Calcutta before being discharged with honor in 1946.

In addition to being a steady influence in the business community, Lloyd was active in community affairs. He served Buena Vista University as a trustee and benefactor. He was also a trustee at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, and a member of Kiwanis. He was on the board of directors of World Insurance Company of Omaha, Nebraska and was a member of the Storm Lake Elks Lodge and the Storm Lake Masons. He enjoyed playing golf, cards and pool when his time allowed.

A devoted family man, Lloyd leaves to cherish his memory his children: James (Paula) Tymeson of West Des Moines, Kristin (Tom) Grunig of Sioux City, Tracy Peck of Coon Rapids, Minn. and Albert (Tena) Tymeson of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandchildren: Christopher Tymeson of Topeka, Kan., Todd (Angela) Tymeson of Bentonville, Ark., Nathan (Sarah) Tymeson of Waverly, Minn., Elizabeth (Mustapha) Tabia of Dearborn, Mich., Meghan Tymeson of Diamond, Mo., Benjamin Grunig and Kelly Grunig, both of Sioux City, Ashley Peck, Breanna Peck and Chelsey Peck, all of Coon Rapids, Minn., Nicholas Tymeson, Rachel Tymeson, and Adam Tymeson, all of Minneapolis, Minn.; step-grandchildren: Tate Ulven of Cherry Point, N.C., Jennifer Hantsbarger of Gardner, Kan. and Stephanie Ulven of Des Moines; great-grandchildren: Logan Tymeson of Bentonville, Ark., Michela Tymeson of Waverly, Minn., Alexis Tabia of Dearborn, Mich., Brendan Switzer and Michael Switzer, both of Nevada, Mo., Nathan Bumbaugh of Lamar, Mo, Erica Tymeson of Minneapolis, Minn. and Jasmine Grunig of Sioux City; a sister-in-law, Virginia Tymeson of Jacksonville, Fla.; special friend Francis Bean of Storm Lake; and many other relatives and a host of friends.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie; his second wife, Margaret; his brothers: F. Aiken Tymeson and wife Helen, Claire W. Tymeson and wife Ethelyn, and Herbert H. Tymeson.

Lois Currie

July 16, 1915 - April 8, 2005

Funeral Services for Lois Currie were Monday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Schaller, with Reverend Marvin Miller officiating. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements.

Lois Currie, age 89, of Schaller, passed away Friday, April 8, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Hospital in Storm Lake following a short illness.

Lois Irene Suiter was born on July 16, 1915 in Galva, the daughter of Henry and Alma (Dibbern) Suiter. She graduated from Galva High School, where she loved playing basketball. Her family heard many stories about Lois' basketball days in later years. Lois worked in Omaha, Nebraska as a waitress and at a dry cleaning store in Ida Grove before she was married.

On November 16, 1938, Lois was united in marriage to Robert Malcolm (Mal) Currie. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Lois and Mal lived and farmed at Schaller for most of their married life. Lois was a devoted wife and mother who cherished her family and was always thinking of them. Mal always said that no kids ever had a better mother.

Lois enjoyed gardening and putting up her garden produce. She was a faithful member of the Schaller Presbyterian Church, where she liked attending services and participating in its activities. She was always happy if she could catch some Iowa basketball games on television. Mal and Lois enjoyed ballroom dancing very much. They also liked to play cribbage and Lois was delighted whenever she could best Mal at the game. Lois always took great pleasure in reading Bible stories to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of more than 66 years, Mal Currie of Schaller; her sons and their wives: Don and Sharon Currie of Early, Bob and Joyce Currie of Schaller and Bill and Roxana Currie of Polk City; her daughter, Bonnie and husband Myron Siebrecht of Sioux Center; grandchildren: Greg and wife Teri Currie, Dan and wife Noy Currie, Jason Currie, Randy Currie, Aaron and wife Haley Currie, Angela Currie, Adam Currie, Ben and wife Trista Siebrecht and Nick Siebrecht; great-grandchildren Samantha, Shelby, Shawn, Casey Jo, Cameron, Kaitlyn, Tate Erianna and A. J. Currie, Tristyn Rumbaugh and Jenna Siebrecht; nieces Sharon, Carlene and Sandy and nephew Steve; as well as many other relatives and a host of friends.

Preceding Lois in death were her parents; two sisters, Evelyn McLaughlin and Mildred Anderson; one brother, Walter "Bud" Suiter; as well as one grandchild, Will McGregor Siebrecht.