Funeral Arrangements

Monday, July 17, 2006

Mary Sue Schipfmann

March 11, 1946 - July 11, 2006

Mary Sue Schipfmann, 60, of Cedar Rapids passed away July 11, at Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral Mass was held Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Marion. Father John Gossman officiating.

Survivors include her loving husband Michael Schipfmann of Cedar Rapids, daughter Stephanie (Wayde) Cin of New Market, Minn., stepson Carl (Carlene) Schipfmann of Lenexa, Kan., stepdaughter Karen (Jay) Nielson of Cody, Wyo., and grandchildren Emma and Issac Cin and Riley Nielson; her sisters Julie (Dave) Thelen of North Platte, Neb., Kathy (Don) Bringle of Waukee, Paula Landgraf of Iowa City, Anne (Mark) Miller of Adel, Carol (Pat) Lenhart of Storm Lake; her brothers, Jerry (Barb) Landgraf of Albuquerque, N.M., Tom (Sue) Landgraf of Mason City, and John (Joyce) Landgraf of Storm Lake. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her son, Eric Dahms and her parents Raymond and Dorothy Landgraf.

Sue Schipfmann was born March 11, 1946, the beloved daughter of Raymond and Dorothy (Drey) Landgraf. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Early, graduating in 1964. She graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Omaha, Neb. She spent her life in the nursing profession and was most recently employed at Village Ridge Assisted Living. She always had a special connection with all of her patients and enjoyed her time at work. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, needlepoint, and traveling.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and Gems of Hope, Inc. in remembrance of her talents and services that she provided to her patients throughout the years.

Darold L. Johnson

January 20, 1928 - July 11, 2006

Darold Laverne Johnson, age 78, died on Tuesday, July 11, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 11, at Barker Funeral Home, Alta, with Pastor Ted Eilders officiating.

Darold was born on January 20, 1928 in Storm Lake, to Pago and Elizabeth (Strock) Johnson. He attended school in Truesdale, and graduated from Truesdale High School in 1946. Darold moved with his parents to Borup, Minn., and was engaged in farming until he entered the U.S. Army on January 25, 1951. He served in the Korean War and later in the Reserves. He received an honorable discharge on January 16, 1957.

Darold returned to Storm Lake with his parents. He was employed at Bodaken's Implement and Leudke's Implement. Darold enjoyed bowling and being involved with race cars. In July of 2005, he became a resident of the Methodist Manor.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include two brothers, Ken Johnson and his wife Mildred of Storm Lake and Richard Johnson and his wife Charlotte of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; two nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Lucille Lorenzen

December 28, 1919 - July 9, 2006

Lucille Lorenzen, age 86, of Storm Lake, died Sunday, July 9, at Methodist Manor following a long battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 12, at the St. Mark Lutheran Church with Pastor Duane Olson officiating.

Lucille Margaret Herrig was born December 28, 1919 near Wall Lake, to Claus "Carl" W. and Habena (Kies) Herrig. She was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake and began her education in the Wall Lake School. Her family moved to a farm north of Storm Lake and Lucille continued her education at the Washington Township School in rural Storm Lake, then later she attended school in Truesdale. She was confirmed on April 21, 1941 at Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Church in Rembrandt.

On August 12, 1939, Lucille was united in marriage to Floyd Franklin Lorenzen at the Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Church in Rembrandt. Their union was blessed with six children: Richard, Glenda, Gordon, Patricia, Larry and Carol. Following their marriage, Lucille and Floyd farmed in the Rembrandt area until 1953, when they moved to Minnesota. Lucille provided daycare in her home at Mountain Lake, Minn. Upon their retirement in 1976, Floyd and Lucille moved to the Linn Grove area. Floyd died in 1982. In 1989, Lucille moved to Storm Lake, then on October 22, 1989, Lucille transferred her membership from Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove to St. Mark Lutheran. Lucille was first diagnosed with cancer in 1997. She made her home in Methodist Manor in 2004.

Lucille was a loving wife and devoted mother whose family always came first in her life. She enjoyed gardening, dancing, cooking and baking. In her later years, she was blessed with grandchildren and she treasured every moment she spent with her precious grand- and great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Richard (Edna) Lorenzen of Linn Grove; daughter Glenda Taylor (Dick Huston) of Minneapolis, Minn.; son Gordon (Karen) Lorenzen of New Ulm, Minn.; daughter Patricia (Jerry) Carter of Belleville, Ill.; son Larry (Sheri) Lorenzen of Mankato, Minn. and daughter Carol (Ron) Roiger of Appleton, Minn.; 17 grandchildren: Terri Taylor, Jean Taylor, Taylor Moor, Jeff Taylor, Cody Lorenzen, Mary Luepke, Doug Carter, James Carter, Meleah Corner, Angie Nielson, Corrie Speck, Kate Lorenzen, Christi Alverson, Eric Lorenzen, Stephanie Schmid, Scott Roiger and Heather Roiger; 20 great-grandchildren: Sven Nielson, Suneva Nielson, Thor Nielson, Melissa Hughes, Andrea Hansen, Emma Griffith, Abby Griffith, Grayson Moor, Jyllian Carter, David Carter, Daniel Carter, Sarah Carter, Katherine Carter, Ethan Corner, Nathaniel Corner, John Corner, Breonna Phillips, Austin Speck, Ethan Speck and Kaden Roiger. Lucille's 21st great-grandchild will be born in December 2006. Lucille is further survived by two great-great-grandchildren, Piper Bartel and Riley Hansen; two sisters, Marvel (Lester) Anderson and Hazel Marietta; three brothers: Don (Elaine) Herrig, Harold (Jan) Herrig and Russ (Helen) Herrig; sister-in-law Laura Herrig; special friend Clarence Richter; extended family and a host of friends.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd, grandson Mitchell Lorenzen; sisters Irene Moore and Delores Sennert; and one brother, Fred Herrig.