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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

James A. Wilson

James A. Wilson, son of Arthur and Elsie Wilson, was born on March 12, 1924 and was raised on a farm near Marathon, where he was baptized in the Marathon United Methodist Church and graduated from Marathon High School. Jim served in the US Army from 1942-1945 and attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, where he began his life-long love of college football. He married Doris Cave in 1947 and they had four children: Jim Jr., Mike, Diane and Paul. Jim ran a service station in Storm Lake for 18 years and volunteered 13 years on the Fire Department. Jim officiated football games, loved to pheasant hunt and followed Iowa Hawkeye football. He loved to dance, which is where he met Joyce Seydel in 1987. They both also liked to travel, do home improvement projects together, bird-watch and played a lot of cards and cribbage.

Funeral Services for James A. Wilson 82, of Paullina and formerly of the Spencer and Storm Lake area, who passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at the Baum-Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar; his services will be at 1:30 P.M. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina with the Rev. John Dawson Jr., officiating.

Burial was prior to the service at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake, Iowa

There was no visitation.

Any memorials will be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and or the Storm Lake Volunteer Fire Department.

The Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his partner, Joyce Seydel of Paullina, Iowa; his children, Jim Wilson Jr. and his wife, Linda of Rock Island, Illinois; Michael Wilson and his wife, Kim of Spencer, Iowa; Diane Gunsolley and her husband, Bill of Rock Island, Illinois; Paul Wilson and his wife, Brenda of Maple Grove, Minnesota; his sister, Vivian Meyer of Cherokee, Iowa; Joyce's children, Kip Seydel of Great Falls, Montana; Terry and Suzie Seydel of Brandon, South Dakota; Cynthia and John Dawson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Doreen and Kerry Loudenslager of Hartford, South Dakota; his grandchildren, Jim III and Julie Wilson; Mallory and Whitney Wilson; David Gunsolley; Evan and Nicholas Wilson; Jessica Seydel, Tyler, Lance, Sam and Bridget Seydel; Myrissa Blades, Aaron, Kellen and Kyle Loudenslager; and a great-grandson, Brendon Manning.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Blanche and Vergene and a brother Oscar.

Cletus Janning

Cletus Janning, 92, of Storm Lake, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006 at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake.

Funeral Mass for Mr. Janning was celebrated Monday, Nov. 6, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake with Father Will Vitt officiating. Burial is in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake with military rites by AMVETS Post #66. Arrangements are by the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake.

A Legion of Mary rosary was recited at 3:30 p.m., a Parish Vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home.

Cletus John Janning was born May 1, 1914 in Carroll County, Iowa, the son of George and Mary (Mueller) Janning. He was baptized in the Catholic faith the day he was born. Cletus received his early education at Mount Carmel Catholic School before graduating from St. Bernard High School in Breda.

Cletus served his country during World War II in the United States Air Force. He was stationed at Bangor, Maine and later in the Azores.

In April of 1941, Cletus and Dorothy Lalley were united in marriage at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Cletus and Dorothy were loving and caring godparents to their nieces and nephews and to his grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Cletus owned and operated the last grocery store in downtown Storm Lake. He then was a salesman for Janning's, Inc. in Storm Lake until his retirement in 1980.

A devout and faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, Cletus was active in the Knights of Columbus. He was a Fourth Degree Knight and served as Grand Knight for three years.

Cletus became a resident of Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake in December of 1993, and lived there until his death.

Survivors include his brother, Ivan (Bettie) Janning of Storm Lake; sister Henrietta Kestel of Storm Lake; sister Mary Nyhus of Sioux City, Iowa; his many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, extended family and a host of friends.

Cletus was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; an infant child; and three brothers: Joseph, Clarence and Paul.

Loyd Wise

Lloyd Wise 89, of Storm Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.

Memorial Services for Mr. Wise will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation was be held for one hour at the church prior to the service.

Lloyd W. Wise was born September 22, 1917 in Storm Lake, Iowa, the son of George F. and Grace (Snyder) Wise. He was baptized into the Christian faith as an infant at the Presbyterian Church in Sulphur Springs; he later confirmed his faith at the same church. Lloyd received his education in the Sulphur Springs school, graduating from Sulphur Springs High School with the Class of 1935.

On March 10, 1941, Lloyd was united in marriage to Katherine Keller at the University Church of Christ in Des Moines. Lloyd was a farmer for many years and also worked in the maintenance department of Buena Vista County for 15 years. He retired in April 1983.

Lloyd was a member of the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, where he served as a deacon and usher, a member of the Elks Lodge in Storm Lake and Kiwanis Golden K service organization. He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and playing cards. Lloyd will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, a beloved brother and a valued friend.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Katherine Wise of Storm Lake; a sister, Edna Jensen of Tyler, Minnesota; sister-in-law Rose Wise of Los Angeles, California; extended family and many friends.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Lynn and Russell; and one sister, Mary Watts.

Cora Lee Partlow

Cora Lee Partlow 83, of Webb, died Thursday, Nov 2, 2006 at St. Luke's Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Funeral services for Mrs. Partlow was held Monday, Nov 6, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove with Reverend Russ Westbrook officiating. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.

A second service will be held on Saturday, Novr.11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring, Texas, with Reverend Scott Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery in Big Spring.