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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Cleo M. Aldrich-Patten

Feb. 10, 2006

Cleo M. Aldrich-Patten, age 93, of Sioux Rapids, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. at the First United Church in Sioux Rapids with Pastor Tonna Parsons officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 13 at the Sliefert Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m.

Pauline Fierk

Jan. 20, 1925 - Feb. 9, 2006

Funeral services for Pauline Fierk, 81, of Aurelia, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta, with Pastor Ted Eilders officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation was Monday from 2-8., with the family present from 6-8, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia.

Pauline died Thursday, Feb. 9 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident south of Aurelia.

Theresa Pauline Johnson was born Jan. 20, 1925, the daughter of Gust and Esther (Kruse) Johnson at Fort Dodge. The family moved to Elk Township, north of Alta, in 1936. Pauline attended the Highview School, graduating in 1943. She received her RN degree from Iowa City, and worked as a nurse at the Alta Hospital. On Oct. 9, 1948, Pauline married Vernon Lewis Fierk at the Immanuel Lutheran Church north of Alta. After her marriage Pauline continued nursing at M.H.I. in Cherokee. In 1958 she became the school nurse in Aurelia, a position she held for 29 years. She loved nursing and cared for Vernon at home after he became disabled.

Pauline was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Aurelia American Legion Auxiliary, and the Pythian Sisters. She enjoyed playing cards and painting, spending time with her family, and at age 60 began golfing. Pauline liked traveling and visiting her children and grandchildren.

Preceding Pauline in death were her parents and her husband Vernon on Feb. 22, 1989.

Survivors include her daughters, Terri and her husband Dick Turner of Cottage Grove, Wis., and Judy and her husband William Mitchell of Weatherford, Texas; four grandchildren, Jeremy Jenness of Port St. Joe, Fla., Ann Turner of Lawrence, Kan., and Emily and Melissa Turner, both Madison, Wis. Also surviving are one brother, Dennis and his wife Gladys Johnson of Storm Lake; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Faber of Cherokee and Viola and her husband Edgar Allen of Aurelia; and other relatives and friends.

Dorothy Harden

Oct. 23, 1924 - Feb. 9, 2006

Funeral services for Dorothy Harden, 81, of Aurelia, were 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia. Visitation was Sunday from 2-7 p.m., with the family present from 2-5, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia.

Dorothy died Thursday, Feb. 9 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident south of Aurelia.

Dorothy Ann Lee was born on Oct. 23, 1924, the daughter of Orville and Bertha (Bartels) Lee at Le Mars. She graduated from the Le Mars High School and attended the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls for two years and received her teaching certificate. Dorothy taught kindergarten at Lake View for two years. On Sept. 26, 1947, Dorothy married Virgil E, (Pete) Harden in Le Mars. Dorothy was the Pitcher Township Clerk from 1969 until 1976.

Dorothy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, Martha Circle, and Maple Valley Friendship Club. She enjoyed spending time with her family, golf, and trips to Sloan.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents; her husband, Virgil, on Aug. 29, 2002; infant daughter, Deborah Lynn; and two brothers-in-law, Alfred Felton and Bob Moss.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue and her husband Don Kramer of New Richmond, Wis.; one son, Chuck and his wife Marilyn Harden of Des Moines; five grandchildren: Allison and her husband Andy Pattee of Montezuma, Brian Kramer and Wendy Harden both of Minneapolis, Minn., Jen and her husband Tony Medici of Des Moines, and Sara and her husband Aaron Turner of Des Moines; two great-grandsons, Aiden and Brock Turner; one sister, Jeanie Moss of Cleveland, Ohio; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Kenneth Stern

Feb. 11, 2006

Memorial services for Kenneth Stern, age 66, of Storm Lake will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. Burial will be at a later date. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where family will be present to greet friends.

Mr. Stern died Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake.

Elaine Bengtson

Feb. 9, 2006

Funeral services for Elaine Bengtson, 80, of Aurelia, were 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia. Burial was at the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta. Visitation was Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia with the family present from 2-5 p.m. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements.

Marvin F. Halder

Dec. 6, 1940 - Feb. 9, 2006

Marvin F. Halder, age 65, of Fort Dodge and formerly of Fonda, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at Trinity Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial services were held on Monday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda with Father Thomas Hart officiating. Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery at Pocahontas under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda.

The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service time at the funeral home. His wishes were to be cremated.

Survivors are brothers, Vernon Halder of Fort Dodge and Harvey Halder of Canton, Ill.; sister Linda (John) Weiskircher of Spencer; very special friends, Arlene and Bob Milberger of Fort Dodge; and several aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Ellis and Ellen Halder, and infant brother Joseph.

Marvin was born Dec. 6, 1940, in Fort Dodge. After graduation from Fonda High School, he worked on the family farm and various farms in the Fonda area. After moving to Fort Dodge, he worked at Starlite Village and ICCC, until retirement due to ill health.

Marvin enjoyed fishing and will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

Charles Eugene Lillie

Jan. 21, 1930 - Jan. 24, 2006

Charles Eugene Lillie died Jan. 24, 2006 in Hernando, Fla., at the age of 76 years, three days.

He was born Jan. 21, 1930, at Oto, the son of Vincent and Lila (Jackson) Lillie. On June 23, 1950, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Buck. The couple farmed in the Oto area for 25 years. They moved to Brainerd, Minn., in 1973, where they owned and operated resorts. They moved to Sergeant Bluff in 1980, to Alta in 1984, and to Storm Lake in 1989. Phyllis passed away April 28, 1996.

Charles married Beverly Suhr seven years ago. They moved to Florida where they were living at the time of Charles' death.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly of Hernando; six children, Bob Lillie of Yuma, Ariz., Judy Ranking and her husband, Kevin of Pierz, Minn., David Lillie and his wife, Penny of Yuma, Ariz., Jim Lillie and his wife, Gwen of Arlington, Texas, Jerry Lillie and his wife, Barbara of Yuma, Ariz., Karla Grote and her husband, Monty of Newell; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and loved ones.

Along with his first wife, Phyllis, Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald; and one sister, Norma.

Dorothy Simonsen

Feb. 20, 1923 - Feb. 10, 2006

Dorothy Simonsen, age 82, a resident of Waco, Texas, for 13 years, and formerly of Lewisville, Texas, and Iowa, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, in Grapevine, Texas.

Born Feb. 20, 1923, in Buena Vista County to Clarence and Muriel Arnett Luther, she married Kenneth Simonsen June 10, 1943, in Dakota City, Neb. He preceded her in death November 2004. Dot was a member of Speegleville United Methodist Church, Speegleville, Texas.

Survivors include her daughters, Jeanne Larson and husband Randy of Waco, Texas, Pam Smith and husband Sam of Rockford, Ill., and Gayle Laningham and husband Don of Euless, Texas; a son, Dennis Simonsen of Waco, Texas; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial Services were held 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006 at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in Irving, Texas.