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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Ethel G. Weiland

September 30, 1908

Novmeber 18, 2005

Ethel G. Weiland, age 97, of Storm Lake, died Monday, Nov. 14 at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. Memorial services were held Friday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with Reverend Dr. Beverlee Bell officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake.

There was no visitation. Those wishing to view the folder, obit or send on-line condolences to: www.sliefert .com.

Ethel Gertrude Sliefert was born September 30, 1908 in Storm Lake to Fred and Hattie (Smith) Sliefert. She lived in rural Storm Lake with her family where she attended country school.

On March 8, 1928, Ethel was united in marriage to John Carl Weiland in Sioux City. To this union, three children were born: Frank, Leonard and Virginia.

Ethel worked at various restaurants over the years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Storm Lake United Methodist Church. Ethel took great pride and found much enjoyment in raising flowers. She especially loved when friends, neighbors and even strangers, passed by her home and praised her beautiful flowers. Over the years, Ethel was a true friend and neighbor. She was present during times of her friends' sorrows and tragedies, lending support in any way she could.

In 1993, at the age of 85, Ethel moved into Methodist Manor as the result of a number of serious illnesses. She made this her home and treated the staff and residents as part of her family until her death. The staff and residents of Methodist Manor will always remember Ethel's quick retorts to get across a point as well as her many stuffed animals she received from her friends and families.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Virginia Mae Bergner of Spencer; grandchildren: Connie Wetherell, Julie Anderson, Allen Weiland, Dennis Weiland and Randy Weiland; several great grandchildren; one brother Lawrence Sliefert of Storm Lake; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; two sons, Frank and Leonard; three brothers: Alvin, Carl and Walter Sliefert; and two sisters Marian Sliefert and Mildred Shannon.

Irwin Ludwig

July 9, 1912

November 17, 2005

Mass of the Christian Burial for Irwin Ludwig was on Monday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wall Lake with burial at St. Bernard's Catholic Cemetery in Breda.

Irwin E. Ludwig, age 93, of Wall Lake, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake.

Irwin was born on July 9, 1912, at Breda, the son of Michael and Mary (Underberg) Ludwig. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith and attended Breda Country School through the eighth grade. He helped his father on the farm where he grew up, three miles east of Breda. After his marriage to Violet Dierenfeld on June 19, 1934, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Breda, they farmed near Glidden before returning to the home place. They were blessed with four children: Marilyn, Allan, Joan, and Sharon. Violet passed away on July 26, 1965. Irwin retired from farming in 1967.

On November 23, 1968, Irwin married Mary Faber. They made their home in Early. They were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Irwin enjoyed hunting and trap shooting and was quite a sharp shooter, earning many trophies. In his later years he enjoyed bowling and golfing. His family was always very important to him. He looked forward to their visits and the holidays. Irwin and Mary moved to Twilight Acres Nursing Home in August of this year.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary; son Allan Ludwig and wife Mary Ann of Carroll; daughters: Marilyn Muhlbauer and husband Dave of Vail, Joan Maciupa and husband James of Montgomery, Ala., and Sharon Faber and husband Gary of Wall Lake, IA; step-sons: Richard Faber of Fort Dodge, IA, and Jerry Faber and wife Marie of Clear Lake; step-daughter Pam Ryan and husband David of Provo, Utah; 35 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren. Other survivors include his adopted sister, Dorothy Howe of Charles City; sister-in-law Regina Ludwig of Carroll; and many extended family members.

Irwin was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Violet; brother Ray; sisters: Julie Ricke and husband Vince, Esther Luchtel and husband Clarence; brothers-in-law: Clyde Howe, Mike Dierenfeld and wife Luella, and Werner Dierenfeld and wife Opal; stepson Donald Faber; granddaughter Mary Ludwig in infancy; and great-granddaughter Heather Kloewer.

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