November 29, 1916 - March 21, 2006
Leonard Eickman, age 89, of Fonda, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, March 27, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, with Father Thomas Hart as celebrant at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fonda under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda.
Friends called on Sunday, March 26, at the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda, where a parish vigil service was also held that evening.
Leonard Joseph Eickman was born to Anton and Mary (Richter) Eickman of Halbur, Iowa on November 29, 1916. He grew up on the family farm and attended St. Augustine School in Halbur, where he graduated from the 8th grade in 1931.
In 1935, the family moved to a farm four miles east of Fonda. Leonard worked on the farm and also worked out shelling corn, trucking, and working on the Dahlin's potato farms.
In 1946, they moved into Fonda. Leonard worked at the Quaker Oats elevator, and later at Thompson's Machine Shop. After his retirement he drove a school bus for the Fonda Community Schools. He was a member of the Fonda Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years.
Leonard's favorite hobby was fishing and for many years a trip to the Lake of the Woods in Canada was an annual summer event.
He was well-known for his good nature and sense of humor. He was the family historian, amazing everyone with his ability to recall details.
Leonard is survived by two sisters: Rose Eickman of Fonda and Sister Maristella Eickman of Cincinnati, Ohio. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews: David Rohlk of Cherokee, Iowa; Patricia (Ken) Yeggy of Iowa City, Iowa; Kathleen (Mark) Weishaar of Malvern, Pennsylvania; Janet (Mike) Healy of Marshall, Minnesota; Sally (Jack) Sauter of Rancho Mirage, California; Jim (Cathy) Eickman of Mountain Home, Arkansas; and twelve great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Marie Rohlf and Sister Hortense Eickman; brother Ed Eickman and nephew Dennis Rohlk.
Leonard will be remembered with great love and missed dearly by his family and friends.
Elizabeth J. Bulcock
January 11, 1929 - March 18, 2006
Elizabeth J. Bulcock, 77, of Rotonda West passed away March 18, 2006 at Doctors Hospital Sarasota.
She was born January 11, 1929 in Brockton, Ma. She attended public schools in Middleboro, MA. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, this is where she met Bob, her husband of 56 years.
Elizabeth and Bob moved to Florida from Bucyrus, Kansas in 1981. They first resided on Sanibel Island from 1981-1990. Then moved to Palm Island from 1990 - 2000 and lastly to Rotonda West in 2000. She was a consummate and much loved wife, mother, grandmother and great- grand mother.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, one daughter Beth of Manasota Key , FL. seven sons; John of Webb City, Mo., Bob of Albuquerque, NM., Steve and Jeff of Kansas City, KS.area, Jim of Paola, KS., Bill of Sacramenta, CA., and Tom of Bluffton, SC one sister, Patricia Gerety of South Easton, MA 23 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to The Tampa Bay Hepatitis and Liver Disease Support Group Inc. Att: Don Vauiso 220 90th Ave. NE St. Petersburg, FL 33702
A Mass will be held 10:30am Friday April 7, 2006 at St. Raphael Catholic Church 770 Kilborne Ave. Englewood, FL
Marjorie Marie Cross
June 19, 1927 - March 25, 2006
Marjorie Marie Cross, 78 of Mallard died Saturday March 25, at the Emmetsburg Care Center. Services were held Wednesday March 29, 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church, Mallard with Rev. Shirley Textor officiating. Burial was at Rush Lake Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the Harris Funeral Home in Mallard.
Marjorie M. Johnson, the daughter of Melvin and Elsie (Stokes) Johnson was born June 19, 1927 in Curlew, Iowa. On August 1, 1946 she was united in marriage with Keith Cross at the Methodist Church in Mallard. The couple lived in rural Mallard until 1957. Then spent years in Estherville and Storm Lake before moving to Mallard in 1966. Marjorie worked at various cafe's during her life. She also worked at Berkley and Company in Emmetsburg.
Survivors include her husband Keith, Mallard, sons Fred and Linda Cross, Newburgh,N.Y.., Ron and Linda Cross of Storm Lake, and Reg and Deb Cross, Storm Lake, a daughter Judy Brady of Mallard, thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
Marjorie was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mallard. She loved all types of flowers and working in her garden. She was proceeded in death by her parents, brothers, Merril (Bud) Johnson, LaVern ("Bon") Johnson and Ken Johnson, and sisters Jeanette Weber and Neoma Anderson.