[Masthead] Overcast and Breezy ~ 41°F  
High: 55°F ~ Low: 41°F
Sunday, May 1, 2016

Funeral Arrangements

Monday, August 29, 2005

Donald Keith Holstein

May 29, 1921 - Aug. 23, 2005

Donald Keith Holstein, age 84, of Alta, died on Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at United Methodist Church, Alta, with Pastor Kathy Kluis officiating. Inurnment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery of Alta, prior to the service, at 10:30 a.m. with Military Rites by the Alta VFW Post #6172. Barker Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.

Don was born on May 29, 1921, in Powell, Wyo., to Edward and Laura (Bendorf) Holstein. He attended rural schools near Blair, Neb.

Don served for three years in the U. S. Army during WWII. He was in the Battles at Normandy, Northern France, Arderens, and Rhineland.

He drove for Denver Chicago Trucking Company of Blair, Neb., and later owned his own trucks and DX Tank Wagon at Alta and Storm Lake.

Don enjoyed all sports, especially football, basketball, and track at Alta. After retiring, he and Donna enjoyed living in Phoenix, Ariz., Blair, Neb., and Alta.

Don was united in marriage to Donna Lee Fitch on Jan. 17, 1948 at Blair, Neb. This union was blessed with three children, Donald Jeffrey, Dawn Janell, and Jodi Kay.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; one daughter, Dawn Janell; three brothers, Chris, Raymond, and Gene; and two sisters, Ethyl and Gladys.

Don is survived by his wife, Donna of Alta; one son, Jeffrey and his wife Patsy of Sioux City; one daughter, Jodi and her husband John Chirinos of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Ashley Holstein and Jana Chirinos; three brothers, Walter of Los Angeles, Calif., Marvin and his wife Marjorie of Early, and Roger and his wife Patty of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Phyllis and her husband Delmer Bruns of Alta; one brother-in-law, Joe Fitch and his wife Phyllis of Blair, Neb.; two sisters-in-law, Frances and her husband Leonard Beard of Lyons, Neb., and Lillian Holstein of Alta; and many nieces and nephews.

Phyllis Whited

Sept. 18, 1925 - Aug. 24, 2005

Phyllis Whited, age 79, of Early, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005 at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005 at Faith United Assembly of God Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Jerry Greenwalt officiating. Burial will follow at the Union Cemetery in Early. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where family was be present from 6-8 p.m.

Those who wish to send on-line condolences to the family may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Phyllis Jean Minser was born Sept. 18, 1925 south of Early, the daughter of Amos and Gertrude (Libby) Minser. She attended the Lake View Schools, graduating from Lake View High School with the Class of 1943.

On April 16, 1946, Phyllis was united in marriage to Norton H. Stephens in Wall Lake. They were blessed with five children: Marty, Randy, Gary, Doug and Jeff. In 1968, Phyllis married Richard P. Whited in Omaha, Neb.

Phyllis enjoyed playing the piano and singing, and shared her talents readily with those in retirement homes and also for the radio. She liked to plant large gardens each year and then canned the bounty she harvested. You could often find her working on the jigsaw or crossword puzzles that she loved. She was a faithful and active member of Faith United Assembly of God in Storm Lake. Above all, Phyllis prized her family and treasured the time she could spend with them. Her presence will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons: Marty and wife JoAnn Stephens of Phoenix, Ariz.; Randy and wife Susan Stephens of Dodge City, Kan.; Gary and wife Jeanne Stephens of Independence, Minn.; Doug and wife Tammy Stephens of Alta; and Jeff and wife Rhonda Stephens of Jackson, Minn. Also surviving are her brothers: Earl and wife Norma Minser of Mayville, Wis., and Bob and wife Jenny Minser of Durango, Colo.; one sister, Carol and husband Wade Oryel of Jacksonville, Fla.; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and many other extended family members and a host of friends.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Amos and Gertrude Minser, husband Richard Whited, and sister Thelma Gosch.