Ruth Ann Boisen, 65, Early, died Friday, March 23, at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller with Pastor David Lyons officiating.
Visitation is from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.
Ruth was born on July 17, 1941, in Storm Lake to Scott and Hazel (McMullin) Harman. She graduated from the Early High School in 1959.
On June 18, 1961, Ruth was united in marriage to Verdeen Boisen at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller, with Kay Remmington as her bridesmaid and Hank Luchtel as Verdeen's best-man. They farmed in the Schaller and Early area until retiring and moving into Early in 1991.
Ruth was a perfectionist and had an eye for detail. For many years she baked and decorated cakes for family, friends, and people in the surrounding communities. In the early eighties she and her husband began to make wooden toys and crafts, attending various craft shows around the area.
She was a kind hearted loving person, who was involved in the church and loved to share her strong faith in Jesus Christ.
Ruth enjoyed good conversation, family, and friends, but mostly her goal was to bring joy and happiness to others.
She is survived by her husband: Verdeen Boisen; and two sons: Terry Boisen and his wife Robin, Cherokee; Martin Boisen and his wife Jacquie, Grain Valley, Mo.; grandsons: Eric and Aaron, Cherokee; Jake, Connor and Kyle, Grain Valley, Mo.; brother: Howard Harman and his wife Norma, Indianola and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Dale E. Miller, 63, Storm Lake, passed away on March 21, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S. D.
Funeral Services for Mr. Miller was held on Saturday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, with Father Bruce Lawler celebrating the Mass for Christian Burial. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery, where Storm Lake AMVETS Post 66 conducted full military rites. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Friends called from 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where family was present from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. p.m. There was a vigil service at 7 p.m., followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary, all at the funeral home. Those who wish to send online condolences may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com or visit Dale's web site www.caringbridge.org/visit/dalemiller
Dale Edward Miller was born in Storm Lake on May 17, 1943, to Vernon and Margaret (Weitzel) Miller, the second of seven children. He was baptized on September 12, 1943 by Father Leo Harpenau and his God Parents were Paul and Marge Larkin. In 1951, his family moved to the farm northwest of Newell near the Coon River where he grew up. He made his First Holy Communion and was confirmed in 1954. Dale attended schools in Storm Lake and Sulphur Springs and graduated from Newell Providence in 1962. He served in the United States Army from 1964-1966, and he was a member of the Alta VFW.
Dale was married to Jean Eccher on June 1, 1968 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. In 1970, they purchased an acreage outside of Storm Lake and built their home in 1973. They have three children: Brian, Jon and Amy; Julie, a daughter-in-law; and two grandchildren, Keegan and Kennadie.
Dale was a long-term employee of HyGrade Food Products, Melanders Appliance, and Anderson Brass before retiring and doing carpentry work.
He found much enjoyment in John Deere antique tractors, fishing, hunting, playing Mexican dominoes, bowling. He was active in Pheasants Forever, Buena Vista Gun Club and Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife Jean Miller; his children: Brian (Julie) Miller, Storm Lake; Jon (Rachel Evans) Miller, Newell; and Amy (Ryan Orr) Miller, Davenport; two grandchildren: Keegan and Kennadie Miller; four brothers: Duane (Deb) Miller, Fenton, Mo; Daryl (Kay Propst) Miller, Hamilton, Mont.; Dennis (Renee) Miller, Boise, Idaho; Dave (Linda) Miller, Storm Lake; two sisters: Norma (LaDon) Bernhardt, Florissant, Mo.; and Janice (Paul) Heide, Storm Lake; numerous nieces and nephews: Lisa Bernhardt, Paul (Kathy) Bernhardt, John (Julie) Bernhardt, Alan Bernhardt, Scott (Barb) Larson, Todd (Trish) Larson, Brenda (Todd) Schwarz, Dawn (Jesse Sanchez) Miller, Derek (Chrissy) Miller, Danielle (Antonio Diggs) Miller, Melissa (Andy) Cave Orr, Corey (Jennifer) Miller, Chris Miller, Cami Jo Miller, Breanna Monroe, Devin Miller, Maleia Miller, Julie (Dennis) Mance, Joe (Kim) Gumpinger, Joan (Don) Dummer, Melissa, Jae, Kimberly, and Michelle Eccher, their families, and a host of others proud to call him friend.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Margaret (Weitzel) Miller.