October 10, 1915 - June 26, 2006
Emery Haake, age 90, of Aurelia, and formerly of Galva, died Monday, June 26, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.
Emery Harriss Haake was born October 10, 1915 in Daykin, Neb. to Henry H. and Elenora Emma (Doehring) Haake. Emery was baptized into the Lutheran faith as an infant at Emanual Lutheran Church in Daykin. He was confirmed as a youth in 1928 at the same church. As a child, Emery lived with his parents near Helvey, Neb., where he attended elementary school before graduating from Fairbury, Nebraska High School in 1934. He was a normal training teacher for two years following high school.
On October 13, 1940, Emery was united in marriage to Leona Boettcher. The couple was blessed with four children: Elenore, Leslie, Sharon and Jolyn. After 30 years of marriage, Leona passed away on October 23, 1970. On January 30, 1975, Emery married Arlene Anderson at Lakeside Presbyterian Church. Arlene died March 14, 2005.
Emery was a farmer for most of his life until his retirement in 1985. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who treasured the time he spent with his family. His gentle presence and caring ways will be missed daily by his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Elenore (Richard) Lund of Bellvue, Colo., Leslie (Sharon) Haake of Galva, Sharon (Dwain) Bloyer of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jolyn (Tim) Renshaw of Mason City; grandchildren: Perry (Julie) Lund, Daryn (Laura) Lund, Brice (Doreen) Lund, Jeff (Meg) Bloyer, Robin (Tomasz) Gawronski, Matt (Rhonda) Renshaw, Sara Renshaw, Andrew Haake and Douglas Haake; great-grandchildren: Erik, Taylor, Scott, Megan, Emily, Amanda, Jack, April, Emily, Elle, Ania, Zoe and Leila; brother Lawrence (Bessie) Haake of Hastings, Neb.; extended family and a host of friends.
Preceding Emery in death were his parents, Henry and Elenora Haake; his first wife, Leona; his second wife, Arlene; brothers Leon Haake and Andrew Haake; and sisters Edna Schultz and Gladys Haake.
Febuary 14, 1923 - June 11, 2006
Marvin Dierking of Sun City West, Ariz., passed away on June 11. He was born Feb. 14, 1923 in Bedford, Kansas to Fred and Dorthea Dierking. He attended high school at Stafford, Kansas, graduating in 1941. Until enlisting in the Army Air Corp in 1942, he worked at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita. During World War II, he flew B-29 aircraft in the Pacific Arena. He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 1983.
He was united in marriage to Lorraine Hearn in 1944. Marvin was a building contractor for 22 years in Stafford. In 1968 Marvin and Lorraine moved to Cherokee, to open and manage two Gibson/AceMart stores - one in Cherokee and one in Storm Lake. In 1993 Marvin and Lorraine retired and moved to Sun City West, Ariz.
His greatest love in life was spending summers at the cabin in Spar City, Colo. with friends, children and grandchildren. He was a master woodworker and loved building special treasures.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife of 62 years. He will be greatly missed by his three children; Susan (Steve) Morrison, Fraser, Colo., Jan (Tom) Goodpasture, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Rod (Linda) Dierking, Storm Lake; six grandchildren; Jason, Jennifer, Kara, Brandon, Josh, Nate and 5 great grandchildren; brothers; Eugene of Higginsville, Mo. and Howard of Fort Dodge, Kan.
Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 16, 2 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Sun City, Ariz. In lieu of flowers the family suggest a donation to a charity of choice. Correspondence may be sent to Lorraine Dierking, 22113 N Dusty Trail Blvd. Sun City West, Ariz 85375-2003.
James D. Tatman, Jr
May 8, 1958 - June 24, 2006
James (Jay) D. Tatman, Jr. was born May 8, 1958, in Ottumwa, the son of James and Shirley (Schneider) Tatman. He attended Sioux Valley High School in Linn Grove, graduating in 1976. Following his education, Jay began his career working for Nelson Electric. After 24 years of service in the electrical business, Jay drove for Buzz Man Trucking and most recently, for Midwest Power Inc.
Jay lived in Peterson and Storm Lake with his first wife, Marci Koehlmoos before moving to Graettinger. On January 19, 1990, Jay was united in marriage to Margaret Kischer in Emmetsburg.
Jay was a member os Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Graettinger. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and working on cars - especially Blacky and Red, his two corvettes. Most of all, Jay loved to spend time with his family.
On June 21, Jay Tatman passed away at the Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. He was 48.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Margaret of Graettinger; mother Shirley Tatman of Graettinger; five children: Tyler and Jesse Tatman of Spencer, Seth Claussen of Albuquerque, N.M, Josh Claussen of Graettinger and James Tatman, III, of Graettinger; seven siblings: Taryn Tindall (Bob), Lorraine Koekenhoff, Mary Enderton (Joe), John Tatman (Lynn), and Jenny Schany all of Graettinger and Kathy O'Bannon (Norm) and Lynn Meyer (Brent) both of Alta; father-in-law, Melvin Kischer; and 19 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents and mother-in-law, Elaine Kischer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Ralph (Sid) Harrington
November 22, 1927 - June 29, 2006
Sid Harrington passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, June 29, at his home in Storm Lake. He was 77.
Services will be held Monday, July 3, at Lakeside Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. Visitation will be Sunday, July 2 from 4 - 8 p.m. with family present from 6 - 8 p.m. at Fratzke-Jensen Funeral Home.
He was born in Red Cloud, Neb. on November 22, 1927 and graduated from high school in Hastings, Neb. He served in the US Navy during the ending months of World War II and worked as a surveyor and eventually became a Civil Engineer for the State of Nebraska Highway Department. He married Vivian Andersen of Laurel Neb. in 1950. In 1963, he began his business career in bowling in Independence and remained in the bowling alley and bar business until his retirement in 2002.
Sid is survived by his wife Vivian of 56 years and three children, Rick and wife Natalia of Fort Dodge, Randy and wife Ronda of Storm Lake and Rhoda and husband Paul Lussman of Storm Lake; four grandchildren, Ryanne and Rylee Harrington of Storm Lake and Alex and Michail Markov of Fort Dodge; one brother Bob Harrington of Columbus, Neb.; three sisters, Bonnie Farrell of Woodbridge, Va., Ann Strother of Anchorage, Alaska and Della McCoy of Denver, Colo.
He thoroughly enjoyed football and never missed a Nebraska Cornhusker game on the radio or TV. He always hated computers but eventually gave way and spent much of the last few years of his life on the computer conversing with friends and enjoying the jokes that he and his friends passed along to each other. He loved to travel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Al Harrington of Hastings, Neb. and a granddaughter Katie Duff of Storm Lake.