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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Leota Neppl

Feb. 3, 1917- June 18, 2007

Leota Neppl, 90, Storm Lake and formerly of Fonda, died Monday, June 18, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Neppl were held on Saturday, June 23, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial is in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fonda. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called on Friday at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where family was present. A vigil service was held at 6 p.m., followed by recitation of the Legion of Mary Rosary at 7 p.m., both at the funeral home. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Leota was born Feb. 3, 1917 in Mt. Carmel, the daughter of Henry J. and Anna (Goecke) Otto. She was baptized as an infant in the Catholic faith at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and later confirmed her faith as a youth at the same church. She attended grade school at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School before graduating from Carroll High School in 1934. She continued her education at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake and received her teaching certificate to teach rural school (Normal Training Degree). She taught rural school for the next three years.

On May 24, 1938, Leota was united in holy matrimony to Everett Neppl at her church in Mt. Carmel. The couple was blessed with five children. They lived and farmed in Carroll County for 12 years and in the Fonda area for 30 years. After retiring in 1980, Everett and Leota moved to Storm Lake. They enjoyed traveling until Everett's health declined.

Leota was a loving and devoted wife and mother who cherished her family. She was a faithful Catholic and lived her life to reflect her faith. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, a past member of the Holy Family Society, and a "praying" member of the Legion of Mary. She enjoyed playing cards, walking and reading.

Survivors include her sons: James Neppl and wife Diane, Rock Island, Ill.; Roger Neppl and wife Jennifer, Evergreen, Colo.; her daughters: Kay Sterbick, Des Moines; and Diane Baskerville and husband Roger, Washington, Kan,; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; other extended family and many friends.

Leota was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett; her son, Gary; her twin brother, Leo; her brother, Art; and her sisters: Loretta, Marie, Agnes and Bernadette.

Zella Roose Pike

Nov. 10, 1906- June 22, 2007

Zella Roose Pike, 100, Storm Lake, passed away on Friday, June 22, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Visitation was held Sunday, June 24, in the Lakeside Presbyterian Church narthex, followed by a 2:30 p.m service in the sanctuary. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements

Interment will be Wednesday, June 27, at 10 a.m. in the Harmon Cemetery, Ottawa, Ohio with graveside services officiated by Reverend Dan Huther of the United Methodist Church. Those wishing to send on-line condolences to the family may do so via the Sliefert website: www.sliefert.com

Zella Roose was born Nov. 10, 1906 in Kalida, Ohio, to John and Catherine Roose, where she was baptized in the Methodist Church. She was confirmed in the Methodist Church in Ottawa, and continued her life-long membership in Elmhurst and Storm Lake.

Following graduation from high school in 1924 from Ottawa, Ohio, Zella Roose taught in a one -room school house near Continental, Ohio. The following year, she entered Bowling Green College and received her teaching degree in 1928. She continued her teaching career in the Bath and Akron Schools until 1939.

On April 18, 1937, Zella married Kenneth Whitacre Pike. To this union, two daughters were born: Jacqueline Pike Custard and Marcia Pike Schaller. In 1942, Zella and her husband, Kenneth, moved to Elmhurst, Ill. where she was an active member of the Methodist Church and Circle, Chapter JU, PEO, Garden Club and The Federated Women's Club, serving as President of each organization. At the same time, Kenneth Pike was employed as Director of Engineering for the Quaker Oats Company.

In 1982, Zella Pike moved to Storm Lake, where she continued her interest in PEO as a member of Chapter JD, participated in 37 Club, as well as gardening and volunteering at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Gift Shop.

Zella's greatest love was for her husband, children, grandchildren, great -grandchildren, friends and devoted caregivers. She was cherished deeply by those who touched her life, and she will be missed by all.

Zella Roose Pike was preceded in death by her parents, John and Catherine Roose; her husband, Kenneth Pike; brothers: Fred Roose, Russell Roose, Ralph Roose and Elbert Roose; sisters: Grace Wertenberger and Lucile Fein; and granddaughter, Corey Sue Schaller.

She is survived by her two daughters: Jackie (Lowell) Custard, Montgomery, Ala.; Marcia (George) Schaller, Storm Lake; grandchildren: Lea Rae (Kerry) Gaines, Madison, Ala,; Jay Tate (Jolene) Custard, and Sean (Catherine), Montgomery, Ala.; Jodie Custard, Eclectic, Ala.; Harry (Lynn) Schaller, Storm Lake; Mark (Vicky) Schaller, Greensboro, N.C.; and 14 great -grandchildren.

Flora Rice

Feb. 6, 1907- June 22, 2007

Flora Rice, 100, Storm Lake, died Friday, June 22, at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.

Funeral Service were Monday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called on Sunday, June 24, where the family was present at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. An Eastern Star Service was held. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Flora Mary Taylor was born Feb. 6, 1907 in Stafford Springs, Conn., to Joseph Telesphere and Marie (Roy) Taylor. She joined one sister, Mary Ann, and one brother, Bill, prior to the family moving to Iroquois, Ill. The Taylor family then welcomed three more children: Delia, Ed and Albert. The entire family eventually moved by train to the Rembrandt area.

On April 16, 1927, Flora was united in marriage to Everett Rice in the Methodist Church in Fort Dodge. This union was blessed with five children: Marjorie, Robert, Richard, Edward and Thomas. They lived their entire married life in Storm Lake. Initially, the family lived in a house on the south side of Storm Lake from 1927 to 1945, and then to the farm in 1945.

Flora was a member of the Storm Lake United Methodist Church as well as a 50- year member of Eastern Star. She shared many stories of her life over the years with her family and friends.

Everett and Flora shared many adventures and memories over their 54 years of marriage. They traveled to 46 of the 50 states, as well as embarking on various cruises. Her greatest blessing was her family. She found much pleasure in their visits and joy in their company.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Marjorie Otto and her husband Arlin, Lakeside; four sons: Robert Rice and his wife Dorothy, Denison; Richard Rice and his wife Monica, Storm Lake; Edward Rice and Loa, Alta, and Thomas Rice and his wife Doris, Storm Lake; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; many extended family and friends.

Flora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Everett; her five siblings: Mary Ann, Bill, Delia, Ed and Albert; two great- grandchildren: Christopher Allen and April Rice.