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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, October 9, 2006

Vietta Gottfried

Vietta Gottfried, 89, Fonda, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006 at the Fonda Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral services will be held today, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Christ in Fonda, with Pastor Greg Baskerville officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery in Fonda.

Vietta Laesetta Gottfried was born in Humboldt County on the John and Minnie Strait homestead east of Gilmore City in Avery Township on Aug.2, 1917. On June 30, 1949, she was united in marriage to Lester Gottfried at the Methodist Church in Gilmore City. Their union was blessed with three sons: Ernest John, Alan Lester and Barton Louis.

Vietta was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a very active past member and past matron of the Golden Cord Chapter, Order of Eastern Star; and currently a member of Jewel Lodge Number 309 AF and AM in Storm Lake. Vietta was an active member of the Fonda United Church of Christ, and in the church's Women's Fellowship. Over the years, she has held many offices. She was also a member of Qui Vive Club.

Left to cherish her memory are her three boys and their wives: Ernest Gottfried, San Antonio, Texas; Alan (Linda) Gottfried, Schertz, Texas; Barton (Jayme) Gottfried, Sioux City; grandson Jarrod Keith Gottfried (son of Ernest), San Antonio, Texas; granddaughter Melissa Ann Gottfried (daughter of Barton), Omaha, Neb.; grandson James Lester Gottfried (son of Barton), Sioux City; granddaughter Alana Marie Gottfried (daughter of Alan), San Antonio, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Allison Leigh Gottfried (daughter of Jarrod), San Antonio, Texas; extended family and many friends.

Vietta was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; her five brothers and three sisters.

Dwayne Ness

Dwayne Ness, 82, Linn Grove, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Linn Grove. Pastor D. Duane Olson officiated with burial in the Barnes Township Cemetery, Linn Grove. Military services were conducted by American Legion Graeber-Rowe Post #394, Sioux Rapids.

The Warner Funeral Home in Spencer was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Dwayne Arloe Ness was born May 24, 1924 in Pocahontas County to Ingvald and Alma (Forsberg) Ness, He graduated from Linn Grove High School in 1942 and attended the University of Iowa and Indian Hills Community College. Dwayne was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.

Dwayne farmed in the Peterson, Linn Grove areas during his early years. His last 20 years he worked as a computer operator for the State Comptroller's office in Des Moines until he retired in 1986.

After his retirement, Dwayne continued to live in Des Moines and enjoyed traveling and spending time with family. After a series of strokes , Dwayne spent the last three years of his life at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Dwayne was married to Shirley Rae Huntress in 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley in 1987; his parents; and one brother, Russell.

Dwayne is survived by two brothers, Carmen Ness, Huntington Beach, Calif.; and Larry Ness, Albert Lea, Minn; one sister, Evelyn Bollinger, North Liberty; 10 nieces and nephews and 16 great-nieces and nephews.

Dwayne was devoted to his family and was most happy when he could spend time visiting and reminiscing about the past.

Gladys Combes

Gladys Combes, 93, Storm Lake, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006 at Newell Good Samaritan Center.

Services for Mrs. Combes will be held today, Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Combes' memorial folder online, may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Gladys M. Nagel was born Sept. 26, 1913 in Rock Rapids, the daughter of Will and Martha (Klitzke) Nagel. She grew up in the Rock Rapids area, attending school there before graduating from Rock Rapids High School in 1937. In November of 1937, Gladys was united in marriage to Omer Combes in Sioux Falls, SD. They were blessed with one daughter, Shirley.

A loving wife and devoted mother, Gladys' life was always centered around her family, and she treasured the time she spent with them. In her later years, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-granddaughter were a special source of joy for Gladys. Her home was always open to visitors and friends, with whom she enjoyed visiting. Gladys also enjoyed the time she was able to spend traveling. Her special presence will be dearly missed in the lives of her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Shirley and husband Bob Henderson, Storm Lake; granddaughter Christy (Rick) Ramthun, Rockwell City; grandson Rob (Pat) Henderson, Waconia, Minn.; great-granddaughters Amy Curran and Ann Henderson; great-great-granddaughter Hailey Curran; many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Omer; her brother, Orville Nagel and her sister, Evelyn Vogel.