Richard "Dick" Hans Arndt
Nov. 22, 1936 - Jan. 22, 2006
Richard "Dick" Arndt, 69, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at his home following a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand and his nephew, Father Tom Hart, will officiate. Military graveside rites will be held by the VFW in Sac City on Saturday at 11 a.m. Visitation was Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a scripture service at 7 p.m., at Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee. Online condolences my be sent to www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Dick was born Nov. 22, 1936, in Jolley to Hans and Mary (Blanchard) Arndt. Richard attended Sac City Community School. He graduated in 1956. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Asian Action from 1956 to 1960 as an aviation machinist. Dick met and married Jeanette in 1964. He worked as a draftsman and surveyor for Otto Engineering of Sac City and for the Railway Express Agency in Storm Lake. Dick then worked for the Chesterman Company as a route salesman in Aurelia.
Richard spent 13 years as a volunteer fireman for the Storm Lake Fire Department. He enjoyed the camaraderie of being an officer at the VW Post 2253 of Cherokee. Dick enjoyed working in his garden, laughing and joking with others, but mostly spending time with his family, grandchildren and close friends.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette, of Cherokee; two daughters and one son, Sharon Ardnt-Nelson and husband Jeff, Cherokee, John Arndt and wife Marsha of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Sandra Meylor and husband, Robert, also of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren, Zachary Nelson, and Step-grandchild Joshua Nelson, Joy and Christian Arndt and Mitchell Edith Arndt of Hot Springs Ark., Victor and Margaret Arndt of Oro Valley, Ariz., and sister Mary Ellen and Roger Pickinpaugh of Carter Lake, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dick is proceeded in death by his parents and one brother, Terry. Memorials may be left to Hospice of Cherokee Regional Hospital.
Clayton Kenneth Ellwanger
March 30, 1921 - Jan. 22, 2006
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Faith Bible Christian Outreach Church in Storm Lake, with Rev. Loren Carlson officiating. Burial will be at the Newell Cemetery under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home, with military graveside rites by the Newell American Legion Post No. 193.
Visitation is Friday, Jan. 27 from 5-8 p.m. at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.
Clayton Kenneth Ellwanger, age 84, of Sac City, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22 at Loring Hospital in Sac City.
Clayton was born on March 30, 1921, the son of Charles A. and Grace (Waddicor) Ellwanger. He was baptized at the Galbraith Methodist Church and grew up on the family farm, rural Sac City, where he attended country school through the eighth grade. Clayton was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps on Sept. 7, 1942, and served his country during WWII, earning the rank of Sergeant, Field Cook. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 16, 1945.
On Sept. 26, 1945, Clayton was united in marriage to Evelyn M. Shipley in Reno, Nev. They farmed north of Sac City where they raised their two sons: Dennis and Dwight. He was quite the handy man, enjoying woodworking, welding, and building projects. He had a natural love of the outdoors, fishing, bird watching, gardening, and taking care of his flowers. He even enjoyed bringing the outdoors in with all his indoor plants.
He was a member of the Newell American Legion Post No. 193 and the Sac City V.F.W. Post No. 590.
His family will cherish his memory as a loving, faithful husband and father with a desire to help others. Survivors include his loving wife Evelyn of sixty years; his sons: Dennis Kenneth Ellwanger and his wife Jean of Sac City, and Dwight Douglas Ellwanger also of Sac City; two grandchildren: Nicole Renae Ellwanger Brown and her husband Sean of Dallas, Texas, and Jonathan David Ellwanger of Sioux City; many nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Byron and Arthur Ellwanger; two sisters: Jesse Chisholm and Phyllis Carnine; and an infant son David Lee.
Madison Lee Foell
July 13, 2005 - Jan. 23, 2006
Madison Lee Foell, six-month-old infant daughter of Nick and Kim Foell of Storm Lake, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Children's Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Funeral Mass for Madison will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. Arrangements are under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Friends called at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., where the family was present. A Parish Vigil Service was held at the funeral home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Friends who wish to send online condolences or view Madison's memorial folder may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com
Madison was born July 13, 2005, to first-time parents Nick and Kim (Nielsen) Foell in Omaha, Neb. Madison was born with a severe congenital heart defect.
Madison endured three open heart surgeries and a number of other procedures during her short life. Throughout these challenges, Madison responded to her parents and family with smiles and love by holding onto their fingers. The Foell's beautiful baby girl loved to be held and cuddled. Madison showed her spirit and fought hard for her life, earning her the nickname of "Miracle Madison." She was and will always be a blessing to her family and her friends. Madison left footprints in the hearts of many forever. She is loved and will never be forgotten.
Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Nick and Kim Foell; maternal grandparents Dave and Debbie Nielsen of Fremont, Neb.; paternal grandparents Jim and Terry Foell of Storm Lake; paternal great-grandparents: Dick and Pat Johnson and Helen Foell of Storm Lake; maternal great-grandparents: Dennis and Doris Kreikemeier and Leo and Genie Gerken, both of West Point, Neb., and Ray Nielsen of Fremont, Neb.; aunts and uncles: Jamey and Amy Wojciechowski of Minneapolis, Minn.; Bret and Mindy Wiltse of Burlington; and Jeff Foell and Jon Foell of Storm Lake; Tammy Nielsen, Scott Nielsen and Vicki Nielsen, all of Fremont, Neb.; plus many cousins, extended family and a host of friends.
Madison was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Richard Gerken; her maternal great-grandmother, Edith Pauline Nielsen; and her paternal great-grandfather, Richard Foell.
Aug. 24, 1913 - Jan. 22, 2006
Alice Hodapp, 92, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Avera Prince of Peace, Sioux Falls, S.D. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Harlan, with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Earling. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral at the church. George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, is in charge of arrangements.
Alice Marie Hodapp, daughter of Bernard and Anna (Rosmann) Hodapp, was born Aug. 24, 1913, on a farm south of Westphalia. She attended school at St. Boniface Catholic School in Westphalia. Following graduation Alice worked in Omaha, Neb., where she did housework for various families. For many years she was housekeeper at the rectory at St. Cecelia's Cathedral in Omaha.
Alice retired in 1979 and moved to Storm Lake. She was active in church prayer groups, enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and other handwork, and also playing cards.
In 1996, because of failing health, Alice moved to Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. In the summer of 2002 she moved to Avera Prince of Peace Retirement Community in Sioux Falls so that she could be closer to family.
Survivors include three sisters, Sister Marie Hodapp, Campbellsport, Wis., Rita Mueller, Princeton, Wis., Marjorie (Bernard) Kennedy, Sioux Falls; sister-in-law, Agnes Hodapp, Harlan; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Leo; two sisters, Esther Gaul and Cleta Brinker; three brother-in-laws, Lawrence Gaul, William Mueller, and Ed Brinker; and nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather with the family for lunch and fellowship at Mikels Restaurant located on the corner of 12th Street and Highway 44 in Harlan following the committal rites at St. Joseph Cemetery.