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Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mary Devine Foster

Jan. 25, 1929- Sept. 16, 2007

Mary Devine "Dee" Foster, 78, Storm Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 16, at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake.

Funeral services for Mrs. Foster were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Reverend Bruce Lawler celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family was present. A Legion of Mary Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. and a parish vigil service was held at 7:30 p.m. during the visitation hours at the funeral home. Those that wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Mary Devine Brennan was born Jan. 25, 1929 in Fort Benning, Georgia, the daughter of Francis Michael and Mary (Devine) Brennan. She was baptized as an infant in the Catholic faith. Dee was later confirmed by Most Reverend Francis Johannes at St. Joseph's Church in Leavenworth, Kansas and received her first Holy Communion at the Military Chapel at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, both on May 24, 1936. Dee graduated from St. Mary's Academy in O'Neill, Nebraska, then attended Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa before graduating from Lincoln School of Commerce in Lincoln, Nebraska.

On Sept. 8, 1951, Dee was united in holy matrimony to John Richard Foster in St. Patrick's Church in O'Neill. The couple was blessed with seven sons: Thomas, Robert, Edward, Richard, John, Andrew and Matthew; and a daughter, Ann.

Dee was a loving and devoted wife and mother who treasured her family and found happiness in keeping a warm and comfortable home for them. In her later years, her grandchildren brought her great joy.

In addition to caring for her family, Dee served as secretary and bookkeeper for the John R. Foster Company for 28 years. She was a faithful, lifelong member of the Catholic Church and currently was a member of St. Mary's Church in Storm Lake. Dee served three years on the Diocesean Commission for Peace and Justice, six years on the Parish Committee for Peace and Justice. She also served six years on the board of directors for the Harker House in Storm Lake. A friend to many, Dee's quiet, caring ways will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 56 years, John R. Foster, Storm Lake; sons: Thomas and his wife, Mary Foster, Omaha, Neb.; Edward Foster, Des Moines; Matthew Foster, Iowa City; Andrew Foster, New Braunfels, Texas; and John P. Foster, Storm Lake; daughter, Ann and her husband, Dan Braly, Lake Hills, Texas; grandchildren: Aaron and Whitney Boger and Brennan Foster; step-grandchildren Lori and Steven Braly; one brother, John and his wife, Lucy Brennan, Cape Fair, Missouri; sister-in-law Maxine Brennan, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; extended family and many friends.

Dee was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Richard and Robert; one sister, Patricia Clark; and two brothers: Bert Brennan, USAF pilot lost in Vietnam, and Neil Francis Brennan.

May God bless the memory of Mary Devine Foster.

Dean A. Lund

April 16, 1919- Sept. 16, 2007

Dean A. Lund, 88, of Holstein, died Sunday, Sept. 16, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Graveside services for Mr. Lund were held Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek. Visitation took place on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family was present. Friends who wish to send online condolences to the family or view Mr. Lund's memorial folder online may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com

Dean Angelo Lund, the son of Ole and Kristina (Karlsgodt) Lund, was born at New Castle, Neb. on April 16, 1919. Dean lived his youth in the New Castle and Maskel, Neb. area. He received his eighth grade diploma from the Ponca, Neb. school. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Maskel.

As a young man, Dean moved to Battle Creek. He was united in marriage to Louise Mae Fouts in 1939. The couple was blessed with five children: Richard, Kermit, Geraldean, Robert, and Shirley.

Following their marriage, Dean and Louise were engaged in farming near Battle Creek. Louise died due to childbirth complications following the birth of her youngest child in 1945. Dean then moved to Shenandoah, where he operated a service station.

In 1947, Dean married Mary House and they and their family moved to the Early, Sac City, Schaller, and Galva areas in Iowa, where Dean worked on various farms. They moved to Covina, Calif., where they resided from 1959 until 1972 and Dean once again operated a service station. Dean and Mary returned to northwest Iowa and Dean was engaged in farming with his son, Richard, north of Galva from 1972 until his retirement in 1981. Upon their retirement, Dean and Mary moved into Holstein. Mary died in 1992.

Throughout his lifetime, Dean enjoyed golfing, fishing, and coon hunting.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Richard and Elenore Lund, Bellvue, Colo.; Kermit and Pat Conard, Anaheim, Calif.; Geraldean Johnson, Lincoln, Ill.; Robert and Rose Fouts, Eaton, Colo.; and Shirley Loar, Pleasant Dale, Neb.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirleen Greenwood, Spokane, Wash.; two sisters-in-law: Marion and Ray Hickerson, Hemet, Calif.; and Jan Lund, Orange, Calif.; other relatives and many friends.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, his two wives, Louise and Mary; five brothers: Oliver, Hillis, Lamont, Leroy, and Doyle Lund; and his sister, Maxine Livermore.

Steven Reskie

Steven Reskie, 55, Webb, died Monday, Sept. 17, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer.

Private family services for Mr. Reskie will be held at a later date.