July 17, 1918 - Aug. 26, 2005
Kay Trimble, age 87, of Alta, died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at United Methodist Church, Alta, with Pastor Kathy Kluis officiating. Burial was at the Storm Lake Cemetery, Storm Lake. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements.
Kay Trimble was born on July 17, 1918, to Carl and Anna Dischler in New York Mills, Minn. She moved with her family to Knierim in 1928 and Manson in 1933, where she attended school through the eighth grade. In 1938, she moved to Storm Lake.
Kay married Herman Otto in 1939. She later married Herbert James in 1955; he passed away in 1982.
In the 1960's, Kay began working as an office assistant for Dr. Hanson and Dr. Prescott; she continued working for them until they retired.
On June 8, 1985, Kay was united in marriage to George Trimble at the Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove. Kay always took great pleasure in visiting with friends and family.
Kay passed away on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005 at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia at the age of 87 years, one month, and nine days.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Herbert.
Kay is survived by her husband, George of Alta; one stepson, Darl James of Chariton; one brother, Harold Dischler and his wife Minnie Belle of Mabel, Minn.; one nephew, Dennis Dischler and his wife Helen of Omaha, Neb.; and many other relatives and friends.
Nina (Wagner) Crane
Aug. 16, 1920 - Aug. 27, 2005
Nina (Wagner) Crane, age 85, of Pocahontas, died Saturday, August 27, 2005 at her home.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids with Reverend Durwood Clauson officiating. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids was in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation with the family present was from noon until service time on Wednesday at the Sliefert Funeral Home Chapel in Sioux Rapids.
Nina was born August 16, 1920, in Storm Lake, the daughter of Nick and Eva (Rausch) Wagner. Nina spent her youth in Storm Lake, attending school there and graduating from Storm Lake High School.
On August 17, 1938, Nina was united in marriage to Howard Crane. Their union was blessed with two daughters, Donna and Cyndy, and a son, Rodney.
Nina loved her family and enjoyed making a warm and comfortable home for them. She also worked at Ben Franklin in Storm Lake and at Casey's in Pocahontas, each job for many years. She retired in August of 1987. In her spare moments, Nina liked to garden; flowers were her favorite crop. Her family was always her priority and she treasured the time she could spend with them. Her caring presence will be missed daily.
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters: Donna and husband Tom Combes of Rembrandt; and Cyndy and husband Ron Fetrow of Pocahontas. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Kim and wife Diane Combes, Kent and wife Lori Combes, Kris Combes, Dawn and husband Kevin Ahrendsen, Melanie and husband Kyle Bethune and Mike and wife Jill Fetrow; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Nina was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Crane; her son, Rodney Crane; grandson Kelly; sister Velma North; and two brothers: Archie Wagner and Guy Wagner.
Blanche Juanita Reckoff
Dec. 27, 1915 - Aug. 29, 2005
Blanche Juanita Reckoff, 89, Onawa, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Elmwood Care Centre, Onawa.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, with Rev. Dennis Olsen officiating. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery, Storm Lake, with Pastor Jamie Cutler officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Blanch Juanita Aitken was born Dec. 27, 1915, at Turin, the daughter of William and Blanche (Struble) Aitken. She was raised and educated in the Castana area and graduated from Castana High School in 1933. She attended Buena Vista College and received a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education in 1962. The first four years of her teaching career were at Castana Public School.
She married Mahlon Reckoff Aug. 14, 1938, at Juanita's parents' home in Castana. The couple made their home in Storm Lake where they owned and operated Reckoff Oil Co. Juanita also primarily taught junior high language arts in schools in the surrounding area, enjoying a total of 42 years as a teacher. Mahlon passed away April 16, 1967, at Storm Lake.
Juanita was very civic minded and interested in children's welfare, volunteering, and serving in many organizations: Buena Vista Alumni; an avid supporter of Buena Vista music programs; Iowa Readers Council; Methodist Manor; Buena Vista Co. Hospital; organized and was a member of the Board of Directors of Faith, Hope & Charity, helping handicapped children; Ginger Bread House; order of the Eastern Star, Storm Lake; Mother Advisor of Rainbow, Storm Lake; Delta Kappa Gamma; B.P.W.; and S.E.R.P.A.C.I. antique car club.
Juanita moved to Monona County and had been a resident of Elmwood Care Centre the past eight years.
Survivors include a sister and her husband, Wilda and Robert Erickson of Castana, and many nieces and nephews who were all very dear to her.
In addition to her husband, Mahlon, she was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Winona Olson, Wanda Olson, Wyma Knoff, and Letty Hammer.