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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Clarence Edward William Movall

March 6, 1921- June 5, 2007

Clarence Movall, 86, Alta, and a lifelong resident of Buena Vista County, died on Tuesday, June 5, at Careage Hills Nursing Home, Cherokee.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Alta, with Rev. Kathy Wicks officiating. Burial is in the Scandinavian Cemetery, Alta with Flag Presentation by the Alta VFW Post # 6172. Visitation was on Thursday, June 7, from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Barker Funeral Home in Alta. Barker Funeral Home of Alta was in charge of the arrangements.

Clarence Edward William Movall was born on March 6, 1921, to Edward and Justina (Johnson) Movall at Storm Lake. He was baptized on August 7, 1921 at Trinity Lutheran Church and confirmed there on May 10, 1936.

Clarence was active in 4-H as a youth and had shown livestock at the Buena Vista County Fair. He was also on the 4-H judging team, which earned a trip to the National Livestock show in Chicago. He attended Hayes Consolidated School and graduated in 1938 as Valedictorian of his class. Clarence enlisted in the Navy and had served for six months when he received a medical discharge. He returned to the Alta area and worked on the farm.

In January of 1948, Clarence was united in marriage to Wanette Miller at Grace Lutheran Church in Marathon. They were married for over 59 years and were the parents of six children, Charles, Steven, Stanley, Larry, Garry and Carolyn. They farmed in the Alta area for 45 years and Clarence loved being on the farm and farming itself. They retired from farming in 1993 and moved into Alta, where he worked for Ag-Partners for several years.

Clarence was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Alta, and had served on the council several times. He was also a member of the Fair Board for nearly 30 years, a 4-H leader and served on the County 4-H Committee, and a member of Buena Vista County Farm Bureau.

Clarence and Wanette liked to golf, play cards, watch the "Hawks" basketball on television and they especially enjoyed attending the Hawkeye football games. Clarence also enjoyed watching the grandchildren show livestock at the fair and watching them in their athletic games.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Peter and Mae Miller; one son, Stanley; one daughter-in-law, Connie Movall; three brothers, Frank Movall, Verner Movall and Raymond Movall; two sisters, Mildred Peterson and Dorothy Anderson; one sister-in-law, Lois Movall; and four brothers-in-law, Alvin Peterson, Herbert Anderson, Evert Danielson and Rodney Miller.

Clarence is survived by his wife, Wanette, Alta; four sons, Charles, Alta; Steven, Linn Grove; Larry and his wife, Leah, Pomeroy; Garry and his wife Gladys, Mount Pleasant; daughter, Carolyn Young, Fort Dodge; 16 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Danielson, Storm Lake; Gladys Heinecke and her husband Don, Coon Rapids, Minn.; three sisters-in-law, Arlene Movall, Schaller; Barb Movall, Storm Lake; Nila Miller, Aurelia; one brother-in-law, Eldon Miller, Afton, and many other relatives and friends.

Warren H. Peters

Jan.28, 1922- June 9, 2007

Warren H. Peters, 85, Newell, passed away on Saturday, June 9, in Plymouth, Wis. while visiting his niece.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 12, at the Emanuel St. John Lutheran Church in Lytton with Pastors Wayne Pfannkuch and Greg Baskerville officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery near Lytton with presentation of the flag by the V.F.W. Post No. 590 and the American Legion Cantigny Post No. 195 of Sac City. Friends may call at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. on Monday.

Warren was born Jan. 28, 1922, on the family farm in Glidden, the son of Jans and Elizebeth Peters. He was the 19th child in a family of 20 children. Warren was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, Grant Township in Glidden. He worked on the family farm until entering the Merchant Marines and served his country from 1943 to 1945. He was honorably discharged in 1945.

Warren and Elvira Mae (Helmbrecht) were united in marriage at the Emanuel-St. John Lutheran Church in Lytton, on May 23, 1954. They were blessed with a son Marc who passed away in infancy and three daughters, Jean, Judy and Jayne.

After his military service he returned home and worked in the Glidden creamery for eleven years. He then farmed in Sac County from 1957 to 1989. They moved to Newell in 1991.

Warren was a member of the Emanuel St. John Lutheran Church in Lytton and since moving to Newell also attended the First Congregational Church in Newell. He was a life time member of the Newell Legion and Sac City V.F.W.

Warren loved being with and around people. He enjoyed dancing, especially to polka and taught his girls to polka while milking cows. Other activities he enjoyed were fishing, playing cards, playing bingo, gardening and following Newell-Fonda sporting events. Family was very important to him and he dearly enjoyed the annual family reunions and any gathering of friends and family.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Elvira; his children: Jean Elizabeth Sarchet and husband Roger, Newell; Judy Kay Carlton and husband Doug, Newell; Jayne Ann Schumann and husband Dale, Albert City; six grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. They include Robert Sarchet, Polk City and friend Laura New; Jason and Sarah Sarchet, Oconomowoc, Wis.; Luke Sarchet, Newell; Christopher Carlton and Libby Hysell and great-granddaughter, Ellie Joell Carlton, Grimes, Corey Carlton, Burke, S.D. and friend Molly Luchtel; Jennifer Schumann and Nathan Schumann, Albert City. Sister, Lillian Braden, Glidden. along with many extended relatives and family.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, Jans and Elizebeth Peters, his son Marc and eleven brothers and seven sisters.

Vera C. Branstetter

Vera C. Branstetter, 87, passed away of heart failure on Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Friday, June 8 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church with at Resthaven Cemetery.

Mike Michelson

Mike Michelson, 74, Alta, died on Friday, June 8, at his home in Alta.

A Memorial Service and Masonic Service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 18, at Barker Funeral Home, Alta, with Pastor Terry W. Pollard officiating and Military Rites by the V. F. W. Post #6172 of Alta. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m., with the family present at the Barker Funeral Home in Alta. Barker Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.