Darwin D. Borron, age 71, of Storm Lake died Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Memorial Services for Mr. Borron were held Monday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with Reverend Duane Queen of Storm Lake's Lakeside Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be at a later date. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Darwin Duane Borron was born Feb. 28, 1935 in Lake View, the son of Art and Margaret (Brauer) Borron. He was baptized at the First Congregational Church in Lake View on April 6, 1935. He lived at and attended school in Lake View through the ninth grade. In 1953, Darwin heard the call to duty by his country and joined the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Airman in 1954. On Dec. 12, 1964, Darwin was united in marriage to Evelyn Anderson in Jackson, Minn. The couple was blessed with a step-daughter, Becky. Darwin was a hard worker and employed in the maintenance field until his retirement in 1996.
A people person, Darwin always enjoyed relaxing with his family and friends. He liked the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and camping. His family, however, was always his first priority. He will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Evelyn of Storm Lake; step-daughter Becky Roby of Gilbert, Ariz.; granddaughters Hayley and Mady Roby of Gilbert, Ariz.; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews; extended family and many friends.
Darwin was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Raymond, Darrell and Dale Borron.
Walter Lyle Mileham, age 87, of Storm Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.
Funeral Services were held Saturday, August 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Dr. Beverlee Bell officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Walter Lyle Mileham was born April 5, 1919 in Cornell, the son of Walter Hampton and Minnie Eveline (Squires) Mileham. He graduated from Garfield Consolidated School in 1937. On Feb. 8, 1941, Lyle was married to Helen J. (Jenora) Johnson at the United Methodist Church in Spencer. The couple was blessed with five children: Lana, Sharon, Gary, Susan and Walter, Jr. ("Butch").
In 1952, Lyle and his family moved to Storm Lake, where he was employed with HyGrade Foods. The family moved to Newell later, but returned to Storm Lake in 1967. Walter was with HyGrade for 22 years before he retired. He was a faithful member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, Jewel Masonic Lodge #309 in Storm Lake, Sioux City Consistory/Scottish Rite of Free Masonry and OES in Newell. Lyle enjoyed sports, baseball and basketball in particular. He also liked to fish and enjoyed gardening. His family was always his first priority and he treasured the time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Left to cherish Lyle's memory are his wife of 65 years, Helen, of Storm Lake; daughter Lana (Bill) Crilly of Essex; daughter Sharon (Bob) King of Des Moines; son Gary (Marlys) Mileham of Sylvania, Ohio; daughter Susan Erichsen of Norfolk, Neb.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Dorothea Edleman of Spencer; Marjorie Jean (Thomas) Niebauer of Mason City, and Neva Ora (Kenneth) Ruble of Ruthven; extended family and many friends.
Lyle was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Walter Lyle Mileham, Jr.; eight brothers and sisters; and a granddaughter, Tamara Lynn Mileham.
Everett Ploeger, age 90, of Schaller, died Tuesday, Aug. 15 at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab in Odebolt.
Funeral Services for Mr. Ploeger were held Friday, August 18 at 2 p.m. at the Schaller Presbyterian Church, with Reverend Marvin Miller officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Reformed Church Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements.
Everett E. Ploeger was born June 8, 1916 to Frederick and Amelia (Luelf) Ploeger in rural Schaller. He was baptized into the Christian faith as an infant at Immanuel Reformed Church, rural Schaller and later confirmed as a youth in the same church. He attended country school and Schaller public school and graduated from Hayes Consolidated High School. After graduation, Everett worked as a hired hand for area farmers and as a carpenter.
On Jan. 25, 1940, Everett was united in marriage to Verna Sanderman at Immanuel Reformed Church, rural Schaller. The couple was blessed with three daughters, Janice, Judith and Mary. Everett and Verna farmed in the Schaller area until Everett's retirement in the fall of 1980. In November 1982 they moved into their home in Schaller.
Everett was a lifelong, faithful member of Immanuel Reformed Church, rural Schaller, where he willingly served his Lord as he was needed. He was a past Sunday School Superintendent, Deacon, Elder and member of the cemetery committee. Everett enjoyed playing cards and watching the Chicago Cubs baseball games on television. He and Verna especially enjoyed eating out and playing cards with their rural neighbors and some of Everett's former high school classmates.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Verna, of Schaller; daughter Janice Ploeger of Sheldon; daughter Judith (Keith) Beyler of Murphysboro, Ill.; daughter Mary (Ronald) Haight of West Des Moines; granddaughter Lisa (Joseph) Aldiano; grandsons Mark Beyler and John Beyler; great-grandsons Noah and Isaiah Aldiano; his brother, Reverend Chester (Grace) Ploeger of Garner; sister Evelyn (Wilbur) Currie of Schaller; sister Mildred Demers of Storm Lake; sister-in-law Mardella Ploeger of Sioux Center; extended family and friends.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; his brothers, Ivan Ploeger and Lester Ploeger; his sister, Opal Langner; and brothers-in-law William Demers and Lyle Langner.