Dec. 30, 1916- Jan. 30, 2007
Arlyne Eastman, 90, Rembrandt, died Saturday, Jan. 27, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral services for Mrs. Eastman were held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the United Methodist Church in Rembrandt, with Reverend Tom Petersen officiating. Burial is in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake.
Friends called Jan. 29 at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids, where the family will be present. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com
Arlyne Williamson was born Dec. 30, 1916 at Truesdale, to George Edwin and Mabel Adella (Madsen) Williamson. She was baptized in the Methodist faith as an infant and confirmed her faith as a youth. Arlyne graduated from Rembrandt High School.
On December 31, 1935, Arlyne was united in marriage to Earl Eastman in the Rembrandt Methodist Church parsonage. They were blessed with four children: Norman, Carol, Mary and Sandy. Arlyne was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed growing a big garden each year and canning. She and Earl enjoyed being members of several card clubs, and liked to go dancing. She loved to fish. Arlyne was a lifetime, faithful member of the Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and belonged to different church circles. She will be missed.
Left to cherish her memory are her son, Norman Eastman, Spencer; her daughter, Mary and Dale Packard, Vail, Ariz.; daughter Sandy and Tom Mastaw, South Range, Wisc.; grandchildren: Shelly Heller, Scott Fredricks, Steve Fredricks, David Mastaw, and Fred Mastaw; great-grandchildren: Erica Heller, Shawn and Sabrina Mastaw; brother Myrl Williamson, Summerfield, Fla.; sisters: Opal and Ken Hoyne, Sutherland; Amber Stanton, Charles City; and Ruth and Jerry DeBettignies, Omaha, Neb.; son-in-law Clair Fredricks, Tucson, Ariz.; extended family and friends.
Arlyne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; her daughter, Carol; her sister, Helen; and her brother, Lloyd.
Charles "Bob" Hansen
March 6, 1923- Jan. 27, 2007
Charles Robert Hansen, 83, Sioux Rapids, better known as Bob-was surrounded by his family as he entered eternal peace on Saturday, January 27, at the Sioux Care Center in Sioux Rapids.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at First United Church of Sioux Rapids, with Reverend Tom Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids.
Friends may call from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids, where the family will be present from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com
Bob was born on March 6, 1923 at Dickens, to Peter M. and Nellie K. (Holmberg) Hansen. He was baptized on Feb. 2, 1924 at Spencer. His childhood years were spent on the family farm in rural Dickens, where he attended Lake Center, a nearby country school.
On March 22, 1945, Bob was united in marriage to Wilma Marie Remillard in Spencer. Their union was blessed with three children: Sondra, Julie and Craig.
The family farmed in Buena Vista and Clay counties until 1960, when they moved to Sioux Rapids, at which time Bob was employed by Spencer Construction. He later worked as a licensed plumber for Webster Plumbing and Heating of Spencer and also for Nelson Products in Sioux Rapids.
Bob enjoyed fishing, gardening, watching the Atlanta Braves, and the "Hawks." Above all, Bob loved his family and treasured every moment he spent with them.
Left to cherish Bob's memory are his wife of more than 61 years, Wilma of Sioux Rapids; daughter Sondi and Brad Raveling, Storm Lake; daughter Julie and Kermit Schultze, Marathon; and son Craig, Amarillo, Texas; two granddaughters: Paulette and Coby Newbold, Boone; Trish and Craig Olinger, Waukesha, Wisc.; five great-grandchildren: Brenna, Brady, Grant and Tyler Newbold, and Bradford Olinger; three sisters: Mabel Carter, Berthoud, Colo.; Clara Carter, Ruthven; and Norma (Robert) Drake, Spencer; a brother, Ernest, Dickens; and a sister-in-law, Iva Hansen, Ruthven; extended family and a multitude of friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Nellie; an infant son: James, a sister: Alma Chase; and his brothers: Edgar, Louis and Henry.
Dec. 3, 1926- Jan. 27, 2007
Betty Jean Petersen, 80, Newell, died Saturday, Jan. 27, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Funeral services for Mrs. Petersen were held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at Nain Lutheran Church in Newell. Burial is in the Newell Cemetery. The arrangements are under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell.
Visitation was held prior to the service. Friends may send online condolences to the family at: www.fratzkejensen.com
Betty Jean Gaes was born December 3, 1926, to Fred and Sylvia (Medlicott) Gaes in Ware. She received her education in Rembrandt and Storm Lake, graduating from Storm Lake. On November 7, 1948 in Albert City, Betty was united in marriage to James E. Petersen of Newell. The couple was blessed with two children, Kevin and Kem. Betty and Jim lived in Newell, for 58 years. She was a member of Nain Lutheran Church where she loved to help out when her health permitted. Betty loved her family, her garden, spending time at the Okoboji Lakes, fishing. She loved to read and enjoyed mystery stories. Betty loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a devoted and loving wife, who treasured any time spent with her family.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Jim; son Kem and Barb Petersen, Newell; daughter-in-law Claire (Kevin) Petersen, Newell; four grandchildren, Abby Jones and husband, Jeff and son Brody, Cushing; Molly Petersen and son Harrison, West Des Moines; Kodi Petersen, Des Moines; and Travis Petersen, Carroll; sister, Mary Lue Rude and husband Dale, Sioux City; brother James Gaes, Storm Lake; sister-in-law Lea Gaes, Storm Lake; brother-in-law William Petersen, Hoffman Estates, Ill.; sister-in-law MaryLinn Petersen, Wahpeton; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and extended family and friends.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her son Kevin, two brothers, Raymond Gaes and Fred Gaes, Jr., a sister Jeanette Gaes and a sister Leone and husband Walter Buchholz, brother-in-law Gerald Petersen, and sisters-in-law Carol Petersen and Shirley Gaes.
Lorraine G Frye
Lorraine G. Frye, 74, Sioux Rapids, died Monday, Jan. 29, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center at Storm Lake.
Visitation will be Thursday, Feb.1, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the First United Church of Sioux Rapids.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be at a later date.