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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, July 24, 2006

Betty Bruns

December 26, 1926 - July 17, 2006

Funeral services for Betty Bruns, 79, of Aurelia, were held Friday, July 21, at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Betty died Monday, July 17, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee.

Betty Lois Langholz was born December 26, 1926, the daughter of Edward and Martha (Jurgensen) Langholz on a farm near Calumet. She graduated from the Calumet High School in 1946. On May 23, 1947 she married Ralph Edward Bruns. Betty was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Aurelia; she was baptized into the Christian Faith on February 13, 1927, and was confirmed on April 18, 1943. She cleaned houses and the Aurelia Elevator office for many years. She and Ralph enjoyed spending time at the Lakes, gardening and working in her flower garden, playing cards, cooking and canning and especially spending time with her family.

Preceding Betty in death were her parents, her husband Ralph on July 7, 2002, daughter, Bernita, grandson, Kevin, brother, Orval (Sam) Langholz, sister, Pauline, and brother-in-law, Leo Bruns.

Survivors include one daughter, Nadine Bruns of Sioux City, one son, Deloy and his wife Ronda Bruns of Holstein, five grandchildren, great-grand children, one brother, Keith Langholz of Kansas, one sister, Ruth Ann Bruns of Sutherland, many nieces and nephews other relatives and friends.

Rosa Sundberg

September 27, 1907 - July 17, 2006

Rosa Sundberg, age 98, of Linn Grove, died Monday, July 17, at Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids.

Rosa Pauline Christensen was born September 27, 1907 in Sioux City to Chris Christensen and Alma (Pedersen) Christensen. She was baptized on October 27, 1907. She entered grade school in Lawton, before moving with her family to the Newell area. Rosa received her instruction in the Lutheran religion in Newell and was confirmed in Nain Lutheran Church. She graduated from Newell High School in 1926. Rosa continued her education at Buena Vista College where she earned her two-year teaching degree.

On May 30, 1937, Rosa was married to Ernest Sundberg at her parents' home in Newell. Rosa and Ernest were blessed with five children: Richard, Ronald, Roland, Sandra and Dale.

Rosa was a loving wife and devoted mother whose family was always her first priority. A talented seamstress, Rosa sewed several wedding dresses and had a marvelous skill for piecing beautiful quilts, which she gave to her family and her church to share with others. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove, where she held every office in the women's group. She was a 4-H Club leader at the local and county levels, and a member of the American Legion Auxilliary. In her later years, Rosa's grandchildren brought her great joy. Her kind and loving presence will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory are her son Richard Sundberg of Charlottesville, Va.; son Ronald (Shirley) Sundberg of Linn Grove; daughter Sandra (Bud) Bergman of Waverly; son Dale (Pam) Sundberg of San Jose, Calif.; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; extended family and many friends.

Rosa was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ernest; her infant son, Roland; her daughter-in-law, Richard's wife, Lorna Sundberg; her sister and husband, Esther and Roland Rohwedder; and her brother and his wife, Henry and Dorothy Christensen.

Glenn D. Wipperling

August 23, 1961- July 14, 2006

Glenn D. Wipperling, age 44, of Laurens, died Friday, July 14, at the Laurens Good Samaritan Center.

Glenn Dale Wipperling was born August 23, 1961 in Norfolk, Neb. to Marvin Wipperling, Sr. and Caroline (Sothan) Wipperling. His family moved to Iowa and Glenn graduated from high school in Pocahontas with the Class of 1980.

On February 8, 1982, Glenn was united in marriage to Deb Witzke at Grace Lutheran Church in Newell. They were blessed with two sons: Brian and Tony.

Glenn was an avid sports fan, liked to play Nintendo and enjoyed watching movies.He was a devoted husband and father who treasured his family and the time he could spend with them. He will be long-remembered in his family's memories.

Survivors include his son Brian and his fiancée Allison; son Tony of Odebolt; brother Marvin and wife Sandy Wipperling of Newell; brother Ron Wipperling; and brother Leon and wife Kathi Wipperling of Alta; sister Cindy Morse; sister Kathy Wipperling; nieces, nephews, relatives and a host of friends.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; his paternal and maternal grandparents; one sister, Teresa Mason; and a nephew, Gabriel Mason.