Alice Marie Ida Fahr
September 16, 1914
November 7, 2005
Alice Fahr, age 91, died on Friday, Nov. 7, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at St. John Lutheran Church, Alta, with Pastor Mark Abraham officiating. Burial was at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Alta. Barker Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.
Alice Marie Ida Menke Fahr was born September 16, 1914, in rural Galva, to William and Martha (Radke) Menke. She was baptized on September 27, 1914 and confirmed on April 1, 1928 in Hanover. She attended country school near the Menke farm in rural Galva, as well as St. John's Parochial school in Hanover.
On November 16, 1932, she was united in marriage to Edgar Henry Fahr. The Lord blessed this union with four children; Burdette, Elinor, Marianna, and Randy. The couple lived north of Hanover for three years before moving two miles to the farm south of Aurelia where they would make their home for the next forty-five years. Alice was a homemaker, taking great joy in gardening, cooking, and caring for her family. Alice had a lifelong commitment to a variety of church activities, including a special skill for quilting. Alice enjoyed joining with friends to make quilts for family, friends and the less fortunate.
Shortly after Edgar's retirement, they moved to Alta in 1981. Eventually health concerns caused Alice to move to nursing home facilities, first in Fonda, and then in Storm Lake. Recently, after several months of continued failing health, the Lord called Alice from this earth. Alice passed away the morning of November 7, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake at the age of 91 years, 1 month, and 22 days.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar; daughter, Marianna Cormany; daughter, Elinor Fahr; great-grandson, Justin Cormany; and brother, Wilmur Menke.
Alice is survived by son, Burdette Fahr [Margaret] of Corning; son, Randy Fahr [Annette] of Eldora; son-in-law, George Cormany of Onawa; five grandchildren, Thomas Cormany [Keara] of Albert City; Terry Cormany [Dee Ann] of Canistota, S.D.; Sonia Fahr of Des Moines; and Jordan and Jenna Fahr of Eldora, Iowa; great-grandchildren Braeden Cormany, of Albert City; Kayla, Mindy, Harley, and Alissa Cormany of Canistota, S.D.; sister, Leora Trimble of Storm Lake, sister, Della [Lester] Grieme of Cherokee; sister-in-law, Opal Hinkeldey of Alta; and many relatives and friends.
Alvina Marie Schmidt
February 14, 1932
November 9, 2005,
Alvina Schmidt, age 73, died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. John Lutheran Church, Alta, with Pastor Mark Abraham officiating. Burial was at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Alta. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements.
Alvina Marie Glienke was born on February 14, 1932 to Herman and Marie (Hinkeldey) Glienke at home in Buena Vista County. She attended Hanover Parochial School and later graduated from Alta High School in 1950.
On June 8, 1952, Alvina was united in marriage to Willard Schmidt at St. John Lutheran Church at Hanover. This union was blessed with four children, Rick, Janet, Brenda and Ryan.
Alvina was employed by Alta Co-Op elevator for a number of years but will be best remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed being active, including her service to her church, quilting, crafts, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. Her presence will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Alvina was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Emma and Esther; one brother, Henry; and an infant granddaughter, Alyssa.
She is survived by her husband, Willard of Alta; two sons, Rick Schmidt of Alta and Ryan Schmidt and his wife Carrie of Alta; two daughters, Janet and her husband Tim Black of Sioux City and Brenda and her husband Dan Anderson of Storm Lake; six grandchildren, Stephanie and Cory Black and Kyla, Taylor, Carsen, and Cole Anderson; four brothers, Albert and Marilyn Glienke of Aurelia, Hermi and Delores Glienke of Florida, Ernie and Bev Glienke of Aurelia, and Martin and Jeanne Glienke of Alta; three sisters, Lydia Christensen of Nebraska, Marie and Lyle Lichtenberg of Alta, and Dorothy and Dwaine Hinkeldey of Alta; one sister-in-law, Lorraine Glienke of Alta; one brother-in-law, Harold Lussman of Storm Lake; and many other relatives and friends.