Boneta M. Jensen
Feb. 4, 1929- June, 16, 2007
Boneta M. Jensen, 78, Newell, passed away on Saturday, June 16, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, at Nain Lutheran Church in Newell, with Pastor Barb Hansen officiating. Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation was held Monday, June 18, from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell where the family was present to greet friends.
Bonnie was born on Feb. 4, 1929 in Sac City, to Warren and Alice (Larimer) Corderman. She attended country school and graduated from Newell High School. After graduation, Bonnie worked as a nurse's aid at Swallum Hospital in Storm Lake.
On June 30, 1948, Bonnie married Virgil Jensen in Spencer. They made their home on the farm in Newell. They were blessed with three children: Kathy, Kolesa and Bob.
Bonnie was baptized at the Nain Lutheran Church where she remained a lifelong member. In addition, Bonnie was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Red Hatters, Newell Library Board and women of the ELCA. She enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge, golfing and reading. Bonnie worked part-time at the Newell Good Samaritan Center for fifteen years, and eight years at the high school library.
Bonnie felt fortunate to have her children and their families in the area to enjoy their activities and visits.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Kathy Krogstad and her husband Lynn, Kolesa Kier and husband Steve and Bob Jensen, all, Newell. She is survived by seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, soon to be eight.They include Ryan Krogstad and his wife Trish, Austin, Texas; Chad Krogstad, Madison, Wis.; Tabitha DeMay and her husband Ryan, Newell; Amanda Brown and her husband Kenyon, Spencer; Tammy O'Brien and her husband Tim, Burlington, Calif.; Mindy Kier, Newell, and Kyle Nielsen, Storm Lake. Also surviving Bonnie are her brother, Russell Corderman and his wife Maxine, Newell; twin sister, Bernie Stoffregen, Sac City; brothers-in-law: Rolan Gibbons and his wife Gwen, Sac City; Merlyn Jensen, Gowrie; sisters-in-law: Velma Corderman, Sun Lake, Ariz., and Eula Peterson and her husband Howard, Newell; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Virgil; two brothers: Morris and Bob Corderman; toddler/younger sister, Virginia; and sister, Betty Gibbons.
Dec. 10, 1919- June 10, 2007
John (Jack) Clayton Whipple, 87, Sidney, Iowa, died Sunday, June 10, at the Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Neb.
Jack was born on Horse Creek, west of Sidney, on December 10, 1919, to John Jordan and Alice Mortimore Whipple.
Jack attended Hazel Dell rural school and he graduated from Sidney High School in 1937. He farmed with his father until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps January 21, 1941. He trained to be an Airplane Maintenance Technician at Bangor, Maine and at the New England Aircraft School in Boston, Mass. and was then attached to the 43'J Bombardment Group, 65'h Squadron, that was taken by the Queen Mary on a circuitous route (to avoid German u-boats) around South America to eventually arrive at Australia. From there he was sent to Port Moresby, New Guinea. He served in the Pacific Theater from March 28, 1942, to November 16, 1944, and was discharged September 10, 1945. He received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon, the American Defense Service Ribbon and 5 Overseas Bars for the Bismarck Sea Battle, New Guinea and the Papuan Campaigns, a Good Conduct Ribbon, World War 11 Victory Medal and a Distinguished Unit Badge.
After his discharge, Jack returned to the family farm to help his father. On April 23, 1949, Jack married Margaret Belle Mortimore of Sidney. To this union were born five children: John Elvin, Gary Lee, Valerie Carol, Diana Lynn and Dixie Ann Whipple. Margaret passed away on January 25, 1972. On May 7th, 1973, Jack married Janet Eaglin Kime of Nebraska City, Neb. Jack adopted her daughter, Julie Kime, shortly after their marriage.
Jack loved farming, flying and hunting. He farmed until declining health made him retire after the 2004 season but he kept his stock cow herd until December, 2006. Jack had a great interest in flying and planes. He got his pilot's license in 1971. Jack also loved to hunt and spent many years hunting fox (sometimes from an airplane), deer and coyotes often with his father-in- law, Elvin Mortimore, or with his father and brothers. Target shooting was also a love of Jack's and he made sure that all his kids and grandkids who were interested learned to shoot when they were old enough and got to shoot whenever they visited him.
Jack was very active in the community. He served on several boards including the Sidney School Board, Fremont County Farm Bureau Board, Grinnell Mutual Insurance Board, Fremont County Extension Council and Youth Committee, was a Sidney West Township Trustee, a 4-H leader, and a 60 year member of the Sidney American Legion. He also worked at the Sidney lowa Rodeo behind the chutes for over 60 years.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Margaret, his second wife, Janet, his sister Jean and his brothers Duane, Keith and Richard Dean.
Jack is survived by his children John Elvin and wife Cheryl, rural Shenandoah; Gary and wife Debbie, rural Sidney; Valerie and husband Charlie Hogrefe, Albert City, Diana Whipple, Ames, Julie and husband Tim Scharlau, Waconda, Ill.; and Dixie and husband Mark Moklestad, Sheldahl. Grandchildren include: Trevor Whipple, Dara (and husband Brett) Wennihan, Sarah (and husband Scott) Rivera and sons Chase and Alex, Clayton Whipple and wife Leanna, Stephanie and husband Mat Emery and sons Gabe and Wyatt, Mitch Hogrefe and wife Robyn and daughter Laney Mae, Lori Hogrefe, Nicholas, Loshua, Andrea, Zachary and Nathaniel Mokelstad and Jason Scharlau. Other survivors include his brother and sister-in-law Dale and Kay Whipple, sisters-in-law Shirley Whipple Hall, Betty Whipple Gappa, and Phyllis Whipple and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack's greatest passion was his family - he was incredibly proud of them all and loved them very much.