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Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Dale G. Farmer

Sept. 1, 1928 - July 22, 2005

Dale G. Farmer, 76, a resident of Dover, Ark., died Friday, July 22, 2005, at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center in Russellville, Ark.

He was born Sept. 1, 1928, at Lake City to Roy O. and Grace Schwitters Farmer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners for 50 years and was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a Master Electrician, a former mechanic for Chevrolet, and a truck driver for American Van Lines and Global Van Lines for over 20 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry D. Farmer; two sisters, June Schug and Peggy Hughes Mason; and two brothers, Dean and Lee Roy Farmer.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lois L. Wilson Farmer of Dover; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael B. and Donna C. Standridge Farmer of Dover; two granddaughters, Rachelle B. and Brandi L. Farmer both of Dover; and numerous nephews and nieces.

The family received friends from 7-8 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2005, at Shinn Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Heart Hospital; 1701 South Shackleford Road; Little Rock, Ark., 72211.

Arrangements are under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service; 800 West Main St.; Russellville, Ark., 72801, Phone: 479-968-1212.

Gilmore Joens

July 25, 2005

Funeral services for Gilmore Joens, 88, of Kiron will be held 2 p.m. Friday, at the United Presbyterian Church in Denison with burial at the Manning Cemetery in Manning. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m., Thursday. He passed away Monday at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.

Survivors include his wife, Marian of Kiron; four sons: Rollin and his wife, Cindy of Alta; Lee and his wife, Pat of Ashland, Mo.; Myron and his wife, Peggy of Quimby; and Loran of Sioux City; two daughters: Sharon Berhow and her husband, Trent of Kiron; and Shirley Snyder and her husband, Todd of Breda; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Joens of Colorado; one sister, Lois Hargens and her husband, Virtus of Le Mars; one sister-in-law, MayDelle Petersen and her husband, Eugene of Harlan.

Jamie Lee Peters

Sept. 18, 1986 - July 24, 2005

Jamie Lee Peters, 18, of Aurelia, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2005 at his home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with Reverend Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was at St. John's cemetery in rural Peterson.

Visitation was held Monday, July 25, 2005 from 4-8 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake.

Jamie was born Sept. 18, 1986, in Storm Lake to Ronald James Peters and Sandra Kay (Burns) Peters. He was a happy child whose smile and joy of life touched the hearts of so many people. He attended special education classes in the Storm Lake Schools. Jamie was baptized June 28, 2005, and was currently a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia.

Jamie loved his family and treasured the time he spent with them. He enjoyed music, especially Hip-Hop and Rap; watching television; swimming; and going for walks. Jamie was a blessing to his family and he will be missed dearly.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Sandra Kay (Burns) Kracht and her husband James Kracht of Aurelia; his father, Ronald James Peters and his wife Karla (Sands) Peters of Sac City; sister Sierra Kracht of Aurelia; brother Nathan Peters of Everly and his fiancee, Jessica Waters and her son, Eli Waters; step-brothers: Justin Kracht and wife Heather and son Caleb of Lake Park, Jayden Kracht of Peterson, Chris Nowatzke of Rockwell City, and Raymond Nowatzke of Sac City; step-sister Candi Kracht of Sioux Rapids; maternal grandparents: Don Sr. and Syliva Burns, paternal grandparents Lester and Kandy Peters; step-grandparents Herbert and Iva May Kracht, and Chris and Kathy Sands; great-grandmother Helen I. Hamon; as well as many other family members and a host of friends.

Preceding Jamie in death were his grandmother, Lucille Pratt; great-grandfather, Robert E. Hamon; great-grandparents Herman and Tollie Peters; and his uncle, Danny Lee Peters.

Ruth M. Book

Sept. 16, 1918 - July 24, 2005

Ruth M. Book, 86, of Le Mars, passed away on Sunday July 24, 2005 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a lengthy illness.

The former Ruth Reding was born Sept. 16, 1918 in Newell, the daughter of Edward L. and Letta (Warren) Reding. Ruth grew up in Storm Lake where she graduated from high school. She then received her nurse's training in Carroll. After becoming a registered nurse, she worked for a time in Minneapolis, Minn. Ruth was involved in a lot of private duty nursing as well as working at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars for many years.

Ruth Reding married Arthur F. Book on February 10, 1943 in Storm Lake. Ruth and Art lived in Storm Lake, Montevideo, Minn., and Worthington, Minn., before moving to Union, southeast of Le Mars. They operated a grocery store near the Union School. The couple then moved back to Storm Lake for a while, where they were both employed at Methodist Manor. They moved back to the Le Mars area and later to Orange City. Her husband Art died in 1982. Ruth made her home at Plymouth Manor for the past 14 years.

Survivors include a sister Rosemary Peterson and her husband Leonard of Wichita, KS; two nieces and their husbands: Janet and Robert Barnes and Lorry Ann and Mark Swayze, all of Wichita; a grand niece, three grand nephews, and a great-grand nephew, all of Wichita; and special friends Bob and Ruth Kenaley of Le Mars.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur in 1982; her father Edward L. Reding in 1983; her mother Letta Reding in 1966; and a nephew James L. Peterson in 1995.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday Aug. 1, 2005 at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with Reverend James Tigges officiating. Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of arrangements.

Edgar F. Dandy

July 29, 1904 - July 23, 2005

Edgar F. Dandy, 100, of Schaller, died Saturday, July 23, 2005 at the Holstein Good Samaritan Center where he has resided since March 2004.

Funeral Services were Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller, with Pastor David Lyons officiating. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called Tuesday, July 26, 2005 from 4-8 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller, where the family was present from 6-8 p.m. Friends who wish to send condolences to the family on-line may do so on the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Edgar Franklin Dandy was born in Odebolt on July 29, 1904, the son of William Franklin and Lydia (Brown) Dandy. He first moved to Schaller in 1907.

Edgar was in the lumber business throughout his working years. In March of 1928, he started working at the Robert Mayor Lumber Yard in Schaller and later worked for both the Mayor and Westerman lumber yards in Jolley and Rockwell City. He returned to Schaller in 1936 as the manager of Schaller Lumber Company. Edgar continued in this position until 1972, when he stepped down but continued as assistant manager until the lumber yard was sold.

He married Ella Peters of Alta at St. John Lutheran Church in Hanover on January 29, 1930. Edgar and Ella raised three children, Eugene, Kathleen and Darrold. Edgar was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and of the Schaller Community. He enjoyed the fellowship of family and friends, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and to maintain domestic tranquility, learned to enjoy card playing.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 75 years, Ella; daughter Kathleen Goettsch and her husband Loren "Doc" of Holstein; son Darrold Dandy and his wife Carol of Annandale, Va.; two brothers, Floyd Dandy of Storm Lake and Lincoln Dandy and his wife Gloria of Sioux Rapids; two sisters, Mary Christiansen of New Braunfels, Texas, and Edna Aamodt of Prescott, Wis.; four grandsons: Kirby Goettsch and his wife Trisha of Aberdeen, S.D., Kirk Goettsch and his wife Ellen of Omaha, Neb., Kevin Dandy of Arlington, Va., and Matthew Dandy of Annandale, Va.; six great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; one great-great step granddaughter; and other relatives and a host of friends.

Edgar was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers: William, Morris, Aubrey, Wilbur and George; and his son, Eugene.