Pearl Irene Peterson
Pearl Irene Peterson, 89, of Storm Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa after suffering a stroke.
Services will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Alta, with Pastor Duane Olson officiating. Burial will be at the Buena Vista Memorial Park, Storm Lake. Visitation will be on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 4 pm to 8 p.m. with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the Barker Funeral Home in Alta. Barker Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.
Pearl was born to Rudolph and Bertha (Roby) Kraemer on Jan. 2, 1917 on the family farm north of Alta in the Fairview community. She was baptized into the Methodist faith. After her marriage, she was confirmed into the Lutheran faith. She received her education in the Fairview Consolidated School.
Pearl married Arthur E. Peterson on Nov.r 18, 1936. To this union four children were born: Roger, Janet, Ronald, and Robert. She and her husband, Art, farmed and lived on the same farm for 55 years in the Fairview Community before moving to their home on Geneseo Street in Storm Lake in 1993. She moved to Wel-Life in Alta in 2003.
Pearl belonged to a neighborhood "Busy Bee" Club, was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a member of WELCA, and a member of the Ruth Circle. She enjoyed doing things with her family and friends and was active in the church. She sewed close to 1,000 quilts for the church that were sent to Lutheran World Relief and also sewed some for her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur; her son, Roger; four sisters, Minnie Kraemer, Mae Huseman, Bessie Norman, and Florence Kolpin; and two brothers, Henry and Walter Kraemer.
Pearl is survived by one daughter, Janet Dilley and her husband Norm, Fort Myers, Fla.; two sons, Ronald and his wife Janet, Omaha, Neb. and Robert and his wife Diane, Mankato, Minn.; one daughter-in-law, DeAnn Johnson and her husband Emmett of Eden Prairie, Minn.; five grandchildren, Grace Roberts and husband Scott, Omaha, Neb.; James Dilley and wife Jennifer, Tulsa, Okla., David Dilley and wife Jenniferr, Royal Oak, Mich.; Craig Peterson and wife Heather, Overland Park, Kan. and Kelli Vensland and husband Todd, Ramsey, Minn.; eight great grandchildren, Shelby and Ellie Roberts, Jad and Jarrett Dilley, Madeline and Avery Peterson, and Anna and Kylee Vensland; two sisters, Esther Paap of Methodist Manor in Storm Lake and Mabel Bentzin of Monticello, Minn.; one sister-in-law, Verna Kraemer, Storm Lake, and many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Karolyn Halverson, 58, Storm Lake, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral Services for Karolyn were held Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jamie Cutler officiating. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Friends who wish to send online condolences to the family, or who wish to view Mrs. Halverson's memorial folder or video tribute online, may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com
Karolyn Kristen Nehring was born Sept. 19, 1948 at Storm Lake to Wendolin and Evelyn (Sievers) Nehring. She received her education in the Albert City school system.
On Oct. 2, 1971, Karolyn was united in marriage to Wayne Halverson. The couple was blessed with four children: Brent, Shelly, Brian and Troy.
Karolyn was a loving wife and devoted mother whose family always came first in her life. As grandchildren came along, she found them to be a new light in her life. Any time she could spend with her family was precious to Karolyn. She was a race fan and enjoyed attending races whenever she could. Karolyn also loved to travel and see new and interesting places.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Wayne, Storm Lake. He and Karolyn would have celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Oct. 2. She is further survived by her son Brent (Lori) Halverson, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; her daughter Shelly (Bill Chapman) Woodard, Storm Lake; son Brian Halverson, Overland Park, Kan.; son Troy (Cinda) Halverson,Spencer; her beloved grandchildren: Austin, Emily, Jessica, Nick, Matt, Amber, Courtney, Paige, Alex, Calvin and Allie; her precious great-grandchild, Dominik; brother Richard (Rosalie) Nehring, Des Moines; brother Bob (Sara) Nehring, Atlantic; brother Gailyn (Billie) Nehring, Alta; brother Mark (Lori) Nehring, Alta; sister Shirley (Gary) Williams, Manson; sister Cindy (Rick) Hatch, Early; sister Shari McCaulley, Manson; extended family and a host of friends.
Karolyn was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Garland Nehring; her father- and mother-in-law, Arthur and Helen Halverson; her brother-in-law, John McCaulley and her sister-in-law Diane Nehring.
Virgene Donnabelle Donney, 84, Council Bluffs, and formerly of Alta, died Sept. 3 at the Hospice House in Omaha, Neb.
Virgene Donnabelle Johnson, one of three children of Benjamin and Helma (Anderson) Johnson, was born Jan. 7, 1922, at her parent's farm house near Alta.
Virgene attended school and graduated from the Alta Consolidated Schools in 1939. she attended present-day University of Northern Iowa and University of Nebraska Omaha earning degrees in elementary education and handicapped education. She began her teaching career in 1941 in northeastern Iowa, eventually teaching at Franklin School in Council Bluffs and Central High in Rochester, Minn.
Virgene and Everett P. Donney were married in the Little Brown Church in the Vale at Nashua on June 10, 1947. they were married for 29 and were blessed with seven children: Terry Jean, Tim E., Tamara Ann, Tanya Lou, Tom James, Thad William and Elizabeth "Lynette".
The family moved to Carson and in 1961 Virgene joined the Carson-Macedonia teaching staff as a sixth grade and junior high English and reading teacher. In later years, she was also the kindergarten-12th grade special education instructor. Virgene retired in 1986, but taught part-time until 1990. After nearly 50 years of teaching, Virgene continued to take an active interest in the school and students.
Virgene's family was the focal point of her life and having them home for family gatherings was always special. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time on the computer. She was an active member of the Wheeler Grove United Church of Christ and the Women's Fellowship group until poor health limited her activities. She especially enjoyed outings with her friends and the Botna Valley Republican Club.
Virgene moved to the Risen Son Christian Village at Council Bluffs early in 2006.
Virgene is survived by her children - Terry Brookman, Council Bluffs; Tim Donney and his wife Jackie, Cranbury, NJ; Tammy Donney, Council Bluffs; Tanya "Boo" Donney, Carson; Tom Donney and his wife Patti, Fort Dodge; Thad Donney and his wife Teresa, Macedonia; Lynette Maynes and her husband Byron, Salome, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister Marjorie Johnson; brother Orville Johnson; and a son-in-law Larry Brookman.