Ryon Ellefson, age 30, of Westside, and formerly of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 20, as the result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Connie Spitzack and Reverend Mark Youngquist co-officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Ryon Jay Ellefson was born June 24, 1976 in Winstead, Minn. He attended grade school in Storm Lake before graduating from New Creations High School in 1994. On June 17 Ryon was united in marriage to Victory Ward at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. After they were married, Ryon and Victory made their home in Westside.
Ryon was employed as a corporate trainer at Liberty Food Service. He enjoyed outdoor activities, liked to water ski, motorcycling and riding his ATV at the farm. He enjoyed speed boating and fireworks. Ryon was a member of Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited.
He will be remembered for his love of life and for living each day to its fullest. Ryon will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Victory of Westside; parents, Ronald and Connie Ellefson of Storm Lake; brother Rob Ellefson of Champaign, Ill.; father- and mother-in-law, Dennis and Shirley Fineran of Denison; sister-in-law Stephenie Ward of Denison; sister- and brother-in-law Chelly and Duane Ward of Richland, Washington; brothers-in-law Chris Fineran of Kansas City, Mo. and Patrick Fineran of Denison; sister- and brother-in-law Wendie and Nick Cadwell of Earling; a nephew, Caleb and a niece, Grace; grandfather-in-law Louie Behnk of Elgin, Neb.; aunts and uncles: Bob and Dorly Ellefson of DeSoto; Pat and Jerry Van Benschoten of Howard Lake, Minn.; LuAnne and Dave Jorgenson of Rochester, Minn.; Nancy Corpe of Salem, Ore.; Lois Ellefson of Adel; Ruth Ellefson of Sturgis, S.D.; LeRoy and Cynthia Graham of Chicago, Ill.; Daniel Richmond of Cedar Rapids; many cousins, extended family and a host of friends.
Ryon was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Graydon and Sarah Graham; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Eleanor Ellefson; uncle Terry Graham and uncle Jeff Ellefson.
Marjorie Felton, age 79, of Storm Lake was ushered to her Lord Tuesday, Aug. 22 by the angels and saints she knew so well. She died while a patient at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral Mass for Marjorie were celebrated Friday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early, with Reverend Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial was in St Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Marjorie Ann Kibbie was born on Dec. 27, 1926 to Joseph and Gertrude (McGarvey) Kibbie. Her children remember their mother coming hurriedly into the world. At scarcely over 2 pounds at birth, she was a tiny fighter who survived the earliest days of her life nestled in a shoebox in an oven that kept her warm during the coldest days of the Iowa winter.
Marjorie was baptized in 1927 and later confirmed in1936 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ayrshire. She was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. She attended grade school at Sacred Heart Parochial School in Ayrshire. During her high school years, she also attended St. Andrews Academy in Carroll. In 1946, Marjorie graduated from Silver Lake Consolidated High School near Ayrshire. She was known as a "spirited" young lady, which at times prompted special measures during her education.
On Feb. 9, 1948, Marjorie was united in marriage to Richard M. Felton. This union was blessed with six children: Theodore, Jane, Richard, David, James and Todd.
Admired by many for her energy and optimism, she in turn adored the Lord, was sustained by her faith and relished the rich blessings that nourished her. She had long enjoyed a direct line to God, and the power of her prayers earned her the nickname "Marge the Mountain Mover," which family and friends had shorted to "The 3M Company." Her friends at Otsego Place, her last place of residence, took to calling her "Sunshine" for the light and warmth she radiated and shared.
Office manager "and mother" at several places of employment in Storm Lake, including Skelly Gas, Roy Moore Automotive, Gooch Feed Mill and Furst McNess, Marjories' greatest joy was her family. She lived her life looking for the positives and finding joy in the blessings she was given. Her family will always remember her as a loving and devoted mother, and regret that the rest of the world didn't have the chance to savor her legendary potato salad, rhubarb crisp, and brownies.
Preceding Marjorie in death were her parents; her husband, Richard; and three sisters: Mary Maxine, Alice Mae and Marguerite.
Among those left to cherish her memory as the tiny, mighty fighter she was since birth are her six children: Dr. Theodore Felton and his wife, Diane, of Kingsland, Texas; Jane Luedtke and her husband, Glen, of Minneapolis, Minn.; Richard Felton of Sacramento, Calif.; David Felton of Phoenix, Ariz.; James Felton and his wife Janet of Frisco, Colo.; and Todd Felton and his wife, Jennifer, of Storm Lake; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, many extended family members and a host of friends.
Orval W. Wilbur
Orval W. Wilbur, age 89, of Storm Lake died Monday, Aug. 21 at his home.
Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church with Reverend Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with military rites by VFW Post #6172 of Alta. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Orval Walter Wilbur was born July 12, 1917 in Webb, the son of Horace and Flossie (Blair) Wilbur. He was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, where he was also confirmed. Orval received his education in the Linn Grove School, graduating from Linn Grove High School in 1934. On Dec. 27, 1948, Orval was united in marriage to Delma Schuler at Texarkana, Ark. The couple was blessed with three children, Mary, Tom and Mike.
Orval was a devoted husband and father. He was a lifelong, faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, a member of Lake Creek Country Club near Storm Lake, and of the V.F.W. in Alta. Orval enjoyed bowling in the couples league and was an avid golfer. He also proudly served his country in the military during World War II.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Mary (Clyde) Wandrey of Schaller; sons Tom (Anne) Wilbur of Orono, Minn.; and Mike (Kathy) Wilbur of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Mike (Stephanie) Wandrey; Chris (Jona) Wandrey; Justin (Jackie) Wandrey; Lynn (Mike) Wattier; Dylan Wilbur; Steven (Stava) Wilbur; Mike (Megan) Wilbur; great-grandchildren: Jessica, Colt, Taylor, Caden, Jordan, Abigail, Jack, Ely; sister Jane (Bob) Kluth of Lincoln, Neb.; extended family and a host of friends.
Orval was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Delma; two sisters, Helen and Elma; and his step-mother, Lyle Wilbur.
Keith A. Zorzoli-Morse, age 51, of Norfolk, Va., formerly of Rembrandt, died Tuesday, Aug. 15 of cancer. Memorial services will be held at the First Methodist Church in Rembrandt Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. accompanied by a military honor unit from the Loe-Thomas-Peterson American Legion Post #367. His military marker will be located near his mother and grandmother in the Newell Community Cemetery.
Keith completed service in the U.S. Navy where he served as a disbursing clerk with rating of DK 1.
Keith had an active interest in area music and local area bands of the late '60s and early '70s. He played drums and was interested in the area recording industry.
Keith was preceded in death by grandparents Howard and Lily Morse, and Janet and Al Weber; his mother Janice Morse; brother Mike Morse; and great niece Brittany.
He is survived by his son Massimo Zorzoli-Morse of Norfolk, Va.; father Herschel Morse of Linn Grove; sisters Shirley Dodd of Casper, Wyo., and Kathy Morse of Cherokee; several nieces and nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
Phyllis Mae Lewis
Phyllis Mae Lewis, born June 4, 1930 to Fred and Helen Grienke, passed away on Aug. 21, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Visitation will be held between 4 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at Sliefert Funeral Home. A celebration of her life will be held Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Storm Lake.
Phyllis was born in Alta and grew up in Storm Lake, graduating from Storm Lake High School. She married Robert E. Lewis on Nov. 27, 1947 in Storm Lake and to this union their children Jacquelyn and Richard were born. Phyllis had been employed by Citizen's Bank and Home Federal Loan for several years. She also owned and operated Wings and Wheels hobby shop from her home for many years. Phyllis moved to Colorado Springs in 1980 and worked in the mortgage and loan business. In 1989 Phyllis returned to Storm Lake and started her own childcare business known as Wee Care. In 2001 Phyllis moved back to Colorado Springs to be near family. Throughout her life Phyllis was an avid roller skater, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, Serpaci Car Club, and a local snowmobile club and a life long member of the United Methodist Church. Phyllis spent her time caring for her family, always putting them first as they were the love of her life. As her family grew she found new love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Loving, teaching, and caring for her family with her tender touch was her daily love She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Phyllis is survived by her daughter, Jacquelyn and son Richard (Debra). Her three granddaughters Trisha (Jeremy) Hansen, Jeni Olivas and Amy (Jim) Gargala and great- grandchildren Leia, Nathan, Tara and Laura Hansen. Her brother Jim (Blondina) Grienke and two sister Donna Donaldson and Betty (Gil) Reed. Phyllis is survived by numerous family and friends.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Robert Lewis, her parents, grandparents and her brother Edward Grienke.