March 15, 1911- Jan. 7, 2007
Maxine Onnen, 95, Des Moines, died Sunday, Jan. 7, at Adel Acres Care Center in Adel.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at Isles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines. Visitation was held two hours prior to service time at the funeral home.
Thais Maxine Edgar was born on March 15, 1911 to B. F. "Frank" and Mintha (Conant) Edgar in Monteith. Maxine's family moved to Ames and then to Des Moines. She was orphaned on July 19, 1926, at the age of 15, when both of her parents died on the same day. With no close relatives, Maxine went to live at St. Monica's Home in Des Moines until she began working for the Sharp family for room and board while still attending high school.
Maxine was working as a waitress for Three Reds Tavern & Café in Des Moines when she met Ben Onnen, who was driving a beer delivery truck. She was selling tickets for a Bartenders Picnic and Ben became very interested in purchasing tickets for the event. Maxine and Bernhardt "Ben" Onnen were united in marriage on Jan. 12, 1936 by Justice Geo. E. Bidwell at Fort Des Moines in Polk County. They were blessed with two sons, Ronald and Bernard. Ben, Maxine and family made their home in Des Moines for their entire married life. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986 and were married 57 years, 11 months at the time of Ben's death on Dec. 13, 1993.
In addition to making a comfortable home and caring for her family, Maxine took in washing and ironing, and served as clerk at the auction sales conducted by her husband. She also worked at several retail stores in Des Moines, the longest employment with Sears & Roebuck from Oct. 1959 until her retirement in Jan. 1976. Maxine enjoyed dining and good conversation with friends and family. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, seldom missing a game on TV.
Maxine was a loving wife and devoted mother who cherished her family and loved to spend time with them. She was a generous grandmother who treasured visits from her grandchildren. Her family loved her very much and will miss her daily.
Left to cherish her memory are her two sons: Ron and his wife Phyllis, Dallas Center; Bernie and his wife Ann, Schaller; grandchildren: Jody and husband Randy Leventhal, Waukee; Gayle Onnen, Shawn and husband Rodger Fredrick and Corey Onnen, Des Moines; three step-grandchildren: Corey and wife Megan Peterson, Alta; Cole Peterson, Schaller; Cassady and husband Luke Bartlett , Bowling Green, Ky. ; five great-grandchildren: Joshua Leventhal, Sarah Leventhal, Jacob, Jaden and Carlie Fredrick; two step-great-grandchildren, Shea and Evan Peterson; extended family and friends.
Preceding Maxine in death were her parents; her husband, Ben; one son, Howard Sims, Jr.; one brother, Frank "Bud" Edgar and his wife, Georgia Mae "Curley" Edgar; one sister, Donna Ludine Zimmerman; and her two brothers-in-law, Hank and Harm Onnen.
Clyde E. Marple
Oct. 12, 1918- Jan. 12, 2007
Clyde E. Marple, 88, Sac City, formerly of Nemaha, passed away on Friday, Jan. 12, at Loring Hospital, Sac City.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 15th, at the United Methodist Church in Nemaha. Burial is at Oakland Cemtery under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home.
Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.
Clyde Emery Marple was born on Oct. 12, 1918, in Buena Vista County, the son of Wilbur and Ethel (Saunders) Marple. He was baptized and confirmed at the First Christian Church in Sac City and attended Douglas Township Country School.
On Dec. 16, 1942, Clyde was united in marriage to Audrey Richardson at the United Methodist Church in Sac City. Two children were born to this union, Dennis and Debra. They made their home near Nemaha where Clyde farmed. He took special care of his livestock, including cattle, hogs, and horses. He loved spending time with his family and the farm life. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, especially on bus tours and trips to Europe, and fondly remembered his fishing trip to Canada with Reverend Schiltz, Reverend Petersen, and others. He was a 4-H leader when his children were younger, served as a trustee for Delaware Township, Sac County Extension Council Member, and was a long time member of the Farm Bureau. Clyde served as a trustee at the United Methodist Church in Nemaha.
Survivors include his wife: Audrey, Sac City; son: Dennis Marple and wife Jan, Auburn, Ala.; daughter: Debra Marple, Alexandria, Va.; Exchange student, Cecilia Stenstrom of Lund, Sweden. Other survivors include two grandchildren: Mary Lynne Dent and husband Dudley, Auburn, Ala.; and David Marple, Atlanta, Ga.; two great-grandchildren: Baxter and Virginia Dent, Auburn, Ala.; sister Geraldine Mullins, Washington, Mo.; and two sisters-in-law: Mavis Marple, Newell; Rosemary Richardson, Sac City; many extended family members and a host of friends.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; sister Maurine Carlson Bogue; and two brothers: Claire and Kenneth Marple.
Oct. 4, 1937- Jan. 17, 2007
Funeral services for Doris Lockin, 69, Aurelia, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 p.m.- 8 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.
Doris died Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee after a year long battle with cancer.
Doris Louise Nydene was born Oct. 4, 1937 in Alta, the daughter of Ruben and Edna (Osbeck) Nydene. She was raised on a farm north of Alta, and was educated at Fairview School, graduating with the class of 1955. She attended Buena Vista College, getting her teaching degree in 1957. She taught in the Newell, school system for a half-year, before moving to Aurelia where she taught Kindergarten for a total of 26 years.
On Aug. 2, 1959 Doris married John C. Lockin at the Evangelical Free Church north of Alta. Her life was built out of the love of her children and grandchildren, her everlasting love for her Lord and Savior, and the joy and love for the hundreds of students whose lives she touched during her teaching career. She was a member of the Aurelia United Methodist Church, The Aurelia Women's Club, Retired Teachers, and Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing golf, cards, and caring for her flower gardens, as well as watching her children and grandchildren compete in their numerous sporting events.
Preceding Doris in death were her parents, one son, Gary J. Lockin, and a grandson, Joseph Lockin.
Survivors include her husband: John, Aurelia; three sons: Douglas and his wife Rhonda Lockin and their children; Charles, Meredith, Hannah, and Gabriel, Clive; son, Alan and his wife Lorrie Lockin and their children; Benjamin, Elizabeth, and Nicholas, Des Moines; son, Brian and his wife Keisha Lockin and their children; Erica, Erin, and Shea Marie, Aurelia, and one daughter, LeAnn and her husband David Patton and their children; Lexie and Annika, Aurelia. Also surviving are one brother, Dale and his wife Luella Nydene, Alta; and their children; Lori and her husband Chris Marshall Peyton, Colo.; and Corey and his wife Kelley Nydene, Des Moines and other relatives and friends.