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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Harry Dickerson

Harry Dickerson, 88, Monroe, Wis., and formerly of Storm Lake, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at New Glarus Nursing Home in New Glarus, Wis.

A Memorial has been established for The Lupus Foundation of Ill., the MS Society, and The United Methodist Churches of Wesson, Miss., and Orangeville, Ill.

Condolences to Harry's family may be sent to www.leamonfh.com

Harry Sidney Dickerson was born to John and Stella (Quarl) Dickerson on Jan. 5, 1918 in Beauregard, Miss. He attended Copiah Lincoln High School and Jr. College. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 at Copiah Lincoln Jr. College in Wesson, Miss. He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945, in England and France as a gunner and a bombardier in the 386 Bomb Group on a B26 Bomber. Harry married Carol M. Kilian on March 29, 1947 at the Methodist Church in Polo, Ill. During his life he worked as a superintendent at the F.S. Company Feed Mill In Mendota, Ill.,then Dekalb Feeds in Dekalb, Ill., and finally at Vilas & Co. (later Bil-Mar) in Storm Lake.

He was a Member of the Orangeville United Methodist Church, the Monroe Post # 2312 of the V.F.W.

He is survived by: His wife Carol of 59 1/2 years, Monroe, Wis.; two sons - Steven (Deborah) Dickerson, Zanesville, Ohio and Randy (Sue) Dickerson, Charlottesville, Va.; three daughters - Debra (Timothy) O'Rourke, Grand Rapids, Mich.; LeRuth (Marlin) Sievert, Plover, Wis.; and Kelli Dickerson, Monroe, Wis.; nine grandchildren; two step grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step great- grandchildren; sister-in law - Louise Dickerson, Laurel, Miss.; foster brother - Leon Farmer, Wesson, Miss.

He was preceded in death: by his parents; four brothers - James, Charles, J.T., Ted; one sister - Nell Cook; an infant sister - Julie.

Geneva Wenell

Geneva Wenell, 87, Albert City and formerly of Laurens, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 at Pleasant View Home in Albert City.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wenell are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Albert City. Burial will be in Fairview Township Cemetery at Albert City.

Friends may call on Friday, Oct. 13, from 4-6 p.m. at the Albert City Funeral Home, where the family will be present.

Gladys Werkheiser

Gladys I. Werkheiser, 87, died Oct. 3, 2006 at the Lena Living Center.

The Leamon Funeral Home in Lena were in charge of the arrangements. A memorial has been established in her name. Condolences may be sent to her family at www.leamonfh.com

Gladys Irma (Otte) Werkheiser was born Dec. 3, 1918 to John and Mary (Hintz) Otte in Waddams Township near Lena. She was baptized next to her father's casket on Dec. 24, 1918. She graduated from Lena High School, and attended Brown's Business College in Freeport. After completing her training, she worked as a bookkeeper until she married Sheldon Werkheiser on Dec. 3, 1938.

Together, Gladys and Sheldon farmed for many years in the Lena area. Gladys was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lena and former member of Happy Hours Home Extension.Gladys enjoyed reading, attending church, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed visits from her nephews and nieces, and playing "take away" bingo with her family at Christmas time.

Gladys is survived by her husband of 67 years; four sons - Alan (Janice) Werkheiser, St. Ignace, Mich.; David of Horicon, Wisc.; Jon (Ruth) Werkheiser, and James (Linda), Werkheiser both of Lena; one daughter - Diane (Peter) Koenen, Cary, NC; 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law -Ruth Werkheiser, Freeport and Esther (Ralph) Wilson, Leaf River.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and two sisters.