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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Clifford Keiser

May 5, 1919- May 31, 2007

Clifford Darrel Keiser, 88, Storm Lake, died Thursday, May 31, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.

Funeral services for Mr. Keiser were held on Monday, June 4, at 2 p.m. at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church, with Reverend Dr. Beverlee Bell officiating. Burial is in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called for visitation from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family was 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.fratzkejensen.com

Clifford Darrel Keiser was born May 5, 1919 in South English, Iowa, to Charles Homer and Florence Edna (Holmes) Keiser. He was raised in the South English area and received his education at South English Community School. Following his high school graduation, Darrel continued his education for a semester at Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Darrel served his country in the United States Navy during World War II with his bombing squadron aboard the U.S.S. Lexington. He entered service in May 1942 and served until December 30, 1945, when he was honorably discharged at the rank of Aviation Radioman 2/C (CAC).

On December 4, 1949, Darrel was united in marriage to LaDonna Mae Vaught in Sioux Rapids. The couple was blessed with a son, George. Darrel was a farmer and also worked as field supervisor in a food processing plant until his retirement on January 1, 1982.

Darrel was a member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. He enjoyed garden and yard work, reading and woodworking. His family was his greatest love and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him great joy.

Left to cherish Darrel's memory are his wife of 57 years, LaDonna, Storm Lake; his son, George and wife Rosemary, Columbia, Md.; grandchildren: Angela and her husband Kenneth Gray, Montgomery, Ala.; and Julie and her husband Reginald Staples, Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandchildren: Allyson and Kathryn Gray; one sister, Minnie Zuber, Houston, Texas; extended family and many friends.

Darrel was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Wilbur and Harold; and one sister, Hazel Earp.

Carla Jespersen

Carla Jespersen, 96, Storm Lake, died Friday, June 1, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.

Funeral Services Ms. Jespersen will be held Tuesday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in Willow Creek Cemetery at Royal. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation.

Memorials are suggested to be directed St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake.

Paul E. Blair

Memorial Service for Paul E. Blair, 81, Storm Lake will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 5, , at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery with Full Military rites by the Storm Lake AMVETS Post #66. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called after 3 p.m. on Monday, June 6, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home where the family was present from 6 p.m- 8 p.m.. A Legion of Mary rosary was held at 3:30 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. all at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Faith, Hope & Charity, Buena Vista Hospice, or St. Mary's Church.

Mr. Blair died on June 1, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Larry D. Steemke

July 25, 1945- June 5, 2007

Memorial services for Larry D. Steemke, 61, Aurelia, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. There will be no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorials will be given to the Aurelia Volunteer Fire and Rescue.

Larry David Steemke was born July 25, 1945, the son of Loren and Arline (Minard) Steemke in Cherokee. He graduated from Willow High School in Quimby in 1963 and from UCLA in 1968. Larry served in the Army in Vietnam. On July 15, 1977, Larry married Susan Cramer in Torrance, Calif. Larry worked as a CPA in Palos Verdes, Calif. and farmed in Aurelia.

Larry died Friday, June 1, 2007, after suffering a stroke at his Aurelia farm.

Preceding Larry in death was his brother, Ronnie Steemke 1953.

He will be deeply missed by his wife Susan, children David Steemke, Grand Forks, N.D.; and Kelly Wallace, San Diego, Calif.; and stepson Kevin Smith, Valley Springs, Calif.;

He will also be missed by his loving parents, Loren and Arline Steemke and brother Don and his wife Lisa Steemke all, Aurelia, and other relatives and friends.

Muriel Allen

Jan. 12, 1928- May 28, 2007

Muriel L. Allen, 79, Storm Lake, died Monday, May 28, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Dr. Beverlee Bell officiating. Burial is in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called on Wednesday, May 30, from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family was present. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Muriel Louise Fliss was born January 12, 1928, in Milford, to Floyd and Myrtle (Case) Fliss. She attended grade school in a local country school, graduating from Humboldt High School in 1946.

On August 10, 1949, Muriel was united in marriage to Gale Allen in Arnolds Park. This union was blessed with two children: Francine and Laurie. Over the years, Muriel worked as a photo technician and for the newspaper. Her greatest joy was making a warm & comfortable home for her family.

Muriel was a member of the Storm Lake United Methodist Church, where she was active with the church circle. In addition, she was a member of the Historical Society of Buena Vista County and the Keystone Book Club. In her spare time, Muriel enjoyed camping, taking bus tours, reading, doing handy-work and quilting. She also volunteered for the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, Buena Vista Manor and the Buena Vista Historical Society.

Her greatest joy came from the time Muriel spent with her family. She truly cherished and deeply loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They in turn will miss her presence daily.

Survivors include her two daughters: Francine Lundberg and her husband Arlin, Marathon; and Laurie Allen, Storm Lake; grandchildren: Amy Langner, Des Moines; and Eric Langner and his wife Jami, Alta; great-grandchildren: Courtney, Christopher and Corrine Langner; one brother, Verlyn Fliss, Belmond; two sisters: Lois Wichman and her husband Ralph, Hartley; and Charlotte Thorne and her husband Hap, Everly; her sister-in-law, Lois Fliss, Spencer; brother-in-law, Henry Mertens, Blue Earth, Minn.; many nieces, nephews and cousins; extended family and many friends.

Muriel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gale; her brother, Virgil Fliss; and her sister, Marjorie Mertens.

Lois E. Movall

Lois E. Movall, 91, Storm Lake, died Thursday, May 31, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Services for Mrs. Movall were held on Monday, June 4, at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. Burial is in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home was in Storm Lake is in charge of the services.

Friends called during visitation from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at the funeral home, where the family was present.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be directed to Lakeside Presbyterian Church or the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Foundation, both in Storm Lake.

Glenn C. Reimers

Glenn C. Reimers, 84, Schaller, died Wednesday, May 30, at the Holstein Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Schaller, with Reverend Ken Fells officiating. Burial is in the Schaller Cemetery with full military rites by Schaller V.F.W. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called on Friday, June 1, from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller, where the family was present from 6 p.m- 8. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com