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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Leonard Schachtner

Sept. 16, 1944- Nov. 9, 2006

Fonda passed away Thursday, Nov. 9.

Funeral Mass were held on Monday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, with Father Thomas Hart as celebrant at the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Fonda under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda.

Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda. There was a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus service at 7:30 pm, at the funeral home on Sunday during visitation.

Leonard P. Schachtner, the son of Mary Delores (Fitzgerald) and Paul Schachtner, was born Sept. 16, 1944 in Carroll. He grew up on the family farm north of Fonda. After attending Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Fonda, he farmed with his family for 20 years.

Leonard married Sharon Gritton on April 11, 1966 at Corpus Christi Church in Fort Dodge. He then purchased a corn sheller that soon became his passion. He did contract corn shelling for nearly 40 years and was well-known throughout the region. Leonard also worked at Sara Lee Foods in Storm Lake for 13 years and devoted 22 years to the AA organization. A few of his many hobbies included spending time with family and keeping up with the latest car trends. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Fonda.

Leonard survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharon Schachtner of Fonda; their five children: Jim (Delores) of Storm Lake; Bill of Albia; Dan (Connie) of Denver, Colo.; Brian (Kaylene) of Fredrick, Colo.; and Lisa of West Des Moines; and his mother, Mary Delores Schachtner of Fonda. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Steen Schachtner, Nicole Schachtner, Jake Schachtner, Emily Schachtner and Devin Schachtner; as well as other family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Leonard was preceded in death by his father, Paul Schachtner.

David E. Schreiner

Mar. 24, 1931- Nov. 9 2006

David E. Schreiner, 75, of Storm Lake, died Thursday, Nov. 9,at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Funeral Services for Mr. Schreiner were held Monday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with Pastor David Orthmann officiating. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery, where the Alta VFW presented full military rites.

David Eugene Schreiner was born Mar. 24, 1931 in Fullerton, Neb. to Gustav and Emaline (McKenzie) Schreiner. He attended grade school in Fullerton through the sixth grade and went to junior high school in Wilbur Neb. Dave graduated from high school in Sutherland.

On May 25, 1952, David and Arlys Wittrock were united in marriage at the Sutherland Methodist Church. They were blessed with three children.

In Dec. 1952, Dave entered the United States Army and served in the 6th Armored Division in Korea. He managed the Sutherland Hatchery and owned the Purina Feed and Hatchery business in Peterson for 20 years. He founded Hy-Vigor Seeds, Inc. and traveled for that business throughout Neb., Iowa, S.D. and Minn.

Dave loved boating, sports and was an avid Neb. Cornhuskers football fan. He never missed watching a game. He enjoyed looking up old friends from the different areas he had lived and worked. There wasn't a person he met that was not worthy of a friendly chat.

Dave belonged to the Methodist Church, served as Sunday School teacher and chairman of the board, was Sioux Valley School board president, commander of the American Legion, Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star, and Worshipful Master of the Masons.

Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Arlys of Storm Lake; son Jeffrey of Coppell, Texas; son Scott of Boiling Springs, Pa.; daughter Lynn Rose (Matt) MacKinnon of Olympia, Wash.; grandchildren Erin, Dana and Carly Schreiner of Coppell, Texas; Jazzmine and Stephanie Schreiner of Boiling Springs, Pa.; and Tyler and Niles MacKinnon of Olympia, Wash.; sister-in-law Darlene (Frank) Lange of Palm Desert, Calif.; many nieces, nephews and friends.

David was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Ralph; brothers George and Robert; sisters Grace Kucera, Helen Sup, Marion Stonerook and Fern.

Marcella Dugan

Dec. 17 1929- Nov.5 2006

Marcella Theresa Dugan 96, of Sioux City and formerly of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 5 at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City.

Funeral Mass for Mrs. Dugan was celebrated on Friday, Nov. 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, with Father Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

A Legion of Mary Rosary was recited at 3:30 p.m. and a parish vigil service were held at 7:30 p.m., both at the funeral home.

Marcella was born Dec. 17, 1909 in Oyens to Peter and Josephine (Hames) Feller. She grew up in the Oyens and LeMars communities. Marcella graduated from LeMars Central High School with a normal teaching certificate. She later attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake to renew her teaching certificate. She was a substitute teacher in the Storm Lake area.

On Jan. 15, 1929, Marcella married Eugene V. Dugan of Kingsley, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens. Five children were born to their union. The couple farmed in the Granville area and in 1946 they purchased the Lakeside Stock Farm in Storm Lake. Marcella and Eugene worked side by side to produce and exhibit throughout the United States, world class champion pure-bred livestock. After 53 years of marriage, Marcella lost her beloved Gene in 1982.

Marcella enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, music, dancing and crocheting. She was active in the Storm Lake Senior Citizens.

Marcella loved God and her religion. She was a devout member of Storm Lake St. Mary's Catholic Church and had a special devotion to the rosary. She cherished her family and enjoyed Sunday dinner gatherings at her home. Her grandchildren will always remember the time they spent with Grandma and Grandpa and the ice cream, cakes, cookies and watermelon they shared. Marcella treasured her long-time, close friends and the time she was able to spend with them.

Survivors include one son, Donald Dugan and Mildred Farr of Council Bluffs; two daughters: Loretta and her husband Allan Tobin of Sioux City, and Marilyn Harrington-Dungan of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter-in-law, Florence Dugan of Marshalltown; a sister, Dorothy Wallin of Yucaipa, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene; her daughter, Irene; her son, Joseph; her brothers, Joe Feller and Pete Feller; and her sister, Rose Schilmoeller.