[Masthead] Light Snow and Breezy ~ 20°F  
Winter Storm Warning
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Charles R. Pearson

Charles R. Pearson, age 58, died Monday, March 6, 2006 in Marshalltown.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 11 at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City, with Pastor David Bernhardt officiating. Burial was in the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation was held at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City prior to the beginning of funeral services.

Gary A. Randall

November 17, 1939 - March 10, 2006

Gary A. Randall, age 66, of Storm Lake, died Friday, March 10, 2006 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Sioux City, due to complications from a lengthy battle with cancer and emphysema.

Funeral Services were held Monday, March 13, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Reverends Connie Spitzack and Mark Youngquist officiating. Interment was in Storm Lake Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake on Sunday, with the family present in the evening. Online condolences may be sent to the family via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www. www.fratzkejensen.com Mr. Randall's memorial folder may also be viewed on the funeral home's website.

Gary was born November 17, 1939 in Spencer, to Marvin and Mildred (DeKoster) Randall. He received his primary and secondary education in the Sheldon Schools, where he graduated from high school in 1958. During his high school years, Gary was a stand-out basketball player for Sheldon High School, where he held several school records for scoring and rebounding. Following high school, he continued his education at Morningside College in Sioux City and at Northwestern College in Orange City, where he studied Business Management.

On October 21, 1962, Gary was united in marriage to Judy Barnes at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheldon. They were blessed with three children: Scott, Tammie and Tim.

In December 1962, Gary and Judy moved to Storm Lake when Arnold Motor Supply opened its Storm Lake location. After becoming manager in 1966, Gary continued to work for Arnold Motor Supply until 1983. From 1984 to 1986, Gary owned and operated his own sporting goods store, The Athletes Corner, in Storm Lake. Until he retired in March 2002, Gary worked in various sales positions, including 11 years in automotive sales at Fitzpatrick Auto Center and Rasmussen Ford in Storm Lake.

Gary was a sports fan all his life, enjoying playing or watching football, baseball, basketball and golf. He spent several years volunteering to coach for the Storm Lake Little League. He could always be seen sitting in the stands watching his children's and grandchildren's school and sports activities. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Cubs fan.

Gary will be remembered as a loving husband and a devoted father and grandfather who would do anything for his family. He will be deeply missed by his family who loved him, and by his many friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Judy of Storm Lake; son Scott and wife Gale Randall; a daughter, Tammie Swanson; and son Tim and wife Tracy Randall, all of Storm Lake. Also seven grandchildren: Derrick Randall, Bryce Husske, Brady Randall, Hayley Randall, Ali Swanson, Taylor Randall and Tanner Randall, all of Storm Lake; along with a host of extended family and many friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Mildred "Mickey" Randall and a sister, Sharon Carter.

Annette G. Stanzel

August 10, 1922 - March 3, 2006

Annette G. Stanzel, age 83, of Linn Grove, died Friday, March 3, at St. Lukes Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove, Iowa. Burial was in Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids.

Friends may send on-line condolences to the family or view Annette's memorial folder on the Sliefert Funeral Home website: www.sliefert.com

Annette Geraldine Schulenburg, the daughter of Alvilda Saxerud Schulenburg and Clarence Schulenburg, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on August 10, 1922. She was baptized as an infant in St. Paul, Minnesota.

She attended schools through the first grade in Albert Lea, Minnesota where her father was a bus driver for Jefferson River. Her father's job transfer to Greyhound moved Annette, her mother, and her younger brother, Bob, to Indianapolis, Indiana where Annette entered second grade. The family then moved to New York state living in both Kingston and Middleton before returning to Sioux Rapids in 1933, the result of job loss due to the Depression. Here they made their home with Annette's grandparents, Lena and Harry Johnson.

Annette graduated with the Sioux Rapids High School class of 1941.

Annette was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids by K.S. Hatler in May of 1938.

Annette married Robert D. Stanzel on December 29, 1941 in Dakota City, Nebraska. They had three sons, Robert C. Stanzel, James D. Stanzel and Thomas H. Stanzel.

Her work outside the home included several years of waitress work in Sioux Rapids and Linn Grove. Later she and her husband, Bob, owned the Linn Grove Coffee Shop where their broasted chicken was known for miles around. In 1969, Annette became employed by the US Postal Service where she served for 27 years attaining the distinction of becoming Postmaster in Rembrandt in 1993.

Annette's many interests in life included active participation at Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove, teaching Sunday School and working with challenged children. She also volunteered for the Hospice of Northern Iowa and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Eastern Star. Her hobbies included traveling and taking pictures. Her thoughtfulness in remembering birthdays and special occasions with cards and greetings will be greatly missed.

Annette was a loving wife and devoted mother whose family was always first in her life. Her presence will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Bob Stanzel; her parents, Clarence Schulenburg and Alvilda Schulenburg Sandburg; brother Bob Schulenburg and his wife Norma; half-sister Shirley Schulenburg Rooney; half-brother Clarence Schulenburg.

Left to cherish Annette's memory are her sons: Robert Stanzel and his wife Diane of Greenfield, Iowa and Sahuarita, Arizona, James Stanzel of Spencer, Iowa, Dr. Thomas Stanzel and his wife Cynde of Longmont, Colorado; six grandchildren: Lynette Whitehurst and her husband Mike of Manly, Iowa, Matt Stanzel and his wife Amanda of Spencer, Iowa, Paul and Jared Stanzel of Spencer, Iowa, Patrick Stanzel of the US Navy Stateside, Adam Stanzel of Okoboji; three great-grandchildren: Miriah and Jace Whitehurst of Manly, and Keaton Stanzel of Spencer; one half-brother Fred Schulenburg of South Wellfleet, Massachusetts; three half-sisters: Ruth Schulenburg of Stratford, Connecticut, Juliana Lavitola and her husband Peter of Monroe, Connecticut, Karen Allen and her husband Clarence of Shelton, Connecticut; sister-in-law Eleanor Schulenburg of Monroe, Connecticut; half-brother-in-law Francis Rooney of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida; special friend Gladys Zweifel; several nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Selma Irene "Sally" Zalesky

Mrs. Selma Irene "Sally" Zalesky, age 83, of Columbia, South Carolina and formerly of Storm Lake, died Saturday, March 4, 2006.

Local graveside services were held Friday, March 10, 2006 at the Storm Lake Cemetery with assistance from the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Friends who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Services for Mrs. Zalesky, wife of the late Charles Joseph Zalesky, were held Wednesday, March 8, at Windsor Lake United Methodist Church in Columbia, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Charles Zalesky memorial Scholarship Fund, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Iowa 50588.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Mrs. Zalesky was the daughter of the late Louis and Sarah Hovland Groning. She was a member of Eastern Star, Faculty Dames of Buena Vista University, PEO, and was the events coordinator for the Storm Lake Arts Council. She was a member of the Windsor Lake United Methodist Church.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah and Robert J. O?Brien of Columbia, South Carolina and Jackie and Gary Giese of Maryville, Tennessee; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.