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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Alice Dell Jensen

Alice Dell Jensen, 83, of Sioux City, died in her home Friday morning, Aug. 25 after a brief illness.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Meyers Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City with Pastor Al Wiese of the First Assembly of God officiating. Visitation with family will be one hour prior to the service. She will be laid to rest at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City.

Alice was born June 17, 1923 in Lake Park, the daughter of Mae and Dick Fike. A tomboy, she loved to be outdoors fishing and swimming with her older brother Duane. She played basketball and was the editor of the Spirit Lake High School newspaper before she graduated in 1941. She went on to the AIB Business School in Des Moines.

She married her high school sweetheart, Richard Lusher, and they lived together in Seattle for a year before he was killed in the service during WWII. During the war, Alice served her country as a member of the WAVES, and worked in the Pentagon as civil service in Washington D.C. One of her fondest memories was that of the trees blooming along Pennsylvania Avenue the spring that she was there.

After the war, she returned to Des Moines, where she worked as an editor for the Boy Scouts of American befor e moving to Storm Lake in 1952. She lived in Storm Lake for nearly 50 years, working for Vilas & Co., Gregerson Produce, and Bil-Mar Foods.

She married Kristian Jensen on June 2, 1956 in the Assembly of God Church, and together they were part of a country western band for many years. She played the accordion and loved to dance. She and Kris were members of the Moose Lodge, the Assembly of God church, and later, St. John Lutheran Church.

In 1971, Alice traveled with Kris to Denmark, his homeland, where she was invited to light the Christmas tree in town square, a great honor bestowed on special guests. In the early seventies, she moved with her daughter Lyn and family to Virginia and later visited them every summer when they settled in Denair, Calif. in the 1980's. She was present at the births of her three grandchildren in Storm Lake, and traveled by bus to North Dakota, Alaska, and Colorado for the births of her great-grandchildren, and was the first family member to hold them.

She was generous all of her life to family, friends, and strangers alike.

Survivors include her husband, Kris Jensen of Sioux City; sister, Reba Walston of Sioux City; a sister-in-law, Karen Christiansen of Ornborg, Denmark; daughter and her husband, Lyn Dell and Glenn Dinkel of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Ann and her husband Terry Ross of Afton, Jon Lindsay of Sergeant Bluff, and Megan and Bill Cook of Sioux City; three great-grandchildren, Kristin, Jefferey, and Aaron Shaw of Afton; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mae and Dick; an infant brother and sister, Roscoe and Irene; a sister, Neva Koppen; a brother, Duane Fike; and a husband, Richard Lusher.

Pallbearers will be Jon Lindsay, Keith Lynch, Gary Ashmore, Bill Cook, Scott Haberer, and Daniel Haberer.

Lunetta Koskovich

Funeral Service for Lunetta Koskovich, age 85, of Storm Lake will be Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Koskovich died on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Lunetta's memory. Those who wish to send on-line condolences to the family, or who wish to view Mrs. Koskovich's memorial folder online may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

On Jan .2, 1922, Lunetta Marjorie Griess was born in Crofton, Neb. to Philip and Mable Griess. She was united in marriage to Ralph Koskovich on June 2, 1942.

Lunetta was an active longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the St. John's Ladies Aid. Porcelain painting was a treasured pastime for Lunetta. She was currently the secretary of the Storm Lake Porcelain Artists' club.

Survivors include her faithful and loving husband of 64 years, Ralph; four sons: Eldon of Lake Forest, Calif., Gary of Colorado Springs, Colo., Randy (Karen) of Ely, and Brian (Diane) of Dickinson, N.D.; nine grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; many extended family members and a host of friends.

Lunetta was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.

Sandra 'Sandi' Kay Conlin

Sandi Conlin, Longview, Texas, formerly of Storm Lake, was born Nov. 17, 1942, and left to be with her Lord on Aug. 19 following a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 22 at the chapel of Lakeview Funeral Home. The Rev. James T. Hall officiated. Burial followed in the Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Sandi was born in Sac City. She was a cook all of her life and retired from Good Shepherd Medical Center in May 2006, after 17 years of dedicated service in the dietary department.

Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved children, son, Charles and wife, Kim Lambirth of Ashton; daughter, Tina and her husband, Clint Werkmeister of Longview; daughter, Diane and her husband, David Nelson of Tehachapi, Calif., and son, John and his wife, Rosa Linda Johnson of Rowlett; eight grandchildren, Ashley and Nick Lambirth, Samantha Griffin, Patrick Johnson,Tony Shibalt and Stephanie, Tiffany and Cheyenne Jameson; great-granddaughter, Karma; sister, Marsha and husband, Larry Bruns of Imperial, Mo.; four brothers, James and Linda Maxson of Spencer, Donald and Linda Maxson of St. Louis, Mo., David and Ruth Ann Maxson of Storm Lake, and Douglas Maxson of Lakeland, Fla.; special friend, Butch Miller and his children, Tony and Melissa Miller and their four children of Longview, and Tammy and Earl Due of Diana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Maxson in 1971 and Lucille Maxson in 1994; daughter, Therese Ann Conlin in 1999; and granddaughter, Lucille Marie Johnson in 2006.

Donations may be made to Greater Hospice, 1905 W. Loop 281, Longview, Texas 75604.

John (Jack) B. Weinzetl

John (Jack) B. Weinzetl, age 71, of Las Vegas, Nev. and formerly of Fonda passed away peacefully Aug. 10 at Odyssey Hospice in Las Vegas, Nev. following a brief illness. He leaves behind family and many friends to carry on his heart and skills which he was eager to share.

Memorial Services were held on Friday, Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda with Father Thomas Hart as celebrant at the Mass of Christian Burial. Inurnment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Fonda. The arrangements were under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda.

Jack was born on March 7, 1935 in Mallard to Andrew and Loretta (Ruddy) Weinzetl; where he joined brothers Ed, Bob and Don. Upon graduation from Callender High School in 1953, he drove truck for Decker in Fort Dodge before joining his brother, Ed, in farming in Fonda.

Jack was married to Merna J. Kinney (Tootie) on Sept. 6, 1956 and to this union three sons were born. He spent the years farming before moving the family to town. He later ran the Fonda Hardware and Jack's Maytag stores before becoming a lineman for the city of Fonda. He was active on the Fonda Fire Department, City Council and a member of OLGC Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

He was united in marriage to Janice Siddall on June 12, 1981 and shared his fathering and know-how with three additional sons. He continued lineman work for North Central Line Service of Alta before relocating with Janice to Buckeye, Ariz. in 1986; working as a lineman for Arizona Public Service until his retirement in 1996. They moved to Las Vegas, Nev. in 1997 where he stayed busy with family, golf, travel, bingo and handyman work for family and friends. His latest venture was learning the computer and E-mail.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bob; sister-in-law Jean; and nephew, Kevin.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Janice; sons: Jerry (Barb) Weinzetl of Las Vegas, Nev., Jeff (Teresa) Weinzetl and Steve Siddall of Phoenix, Ariz., Joel Weinzetl and Scott (Joyce) Siddall of Cook, Neb., Terry (Kim) Siddall of Buckeye, Ariz.; two brothers: Ed (Dorothy) Weinzetl of Fonda and Don (Donna) Weinzetl of Fort Dodge; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jack's memory will be cherished always.