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Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Donald Loyd Bryan

Dec. 4, 1944 - Sept. 22, 2007

Donald Loyd Bryan suddenly passed away Sept. 22. as a result of a tractor accident on the farm.

Services were held 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen officiated. Military services were held by Glen Pederson Post #1- American Legion in Spencer. Interment was in Logan Township Cemetery in Rural Gillet Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Abben Cancer Center or the Clay County Fair Charitable Foundation

Arrangements were made by Warner Funeral Home - Spencer.

Donald Loyd Bryan, the son of Wesley and Margaret Porter Bryan, was born Dec. 4, 1944 at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer. He was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational Church of Greenville. Don attended Greenville-Rossie Consolidated School and graduated in 1962. He also studied agriculture at Iowa State University.

Don married Linda Orwig on Nov. 6, 1966 in the Grace United Methodist Church of Spencer. They farmed in the Dickens and Ruthven areas until the present time. Don was an active member of the Dickens United Methodist Church, where he served as a lay leader and also was a lay speaker. He worked for the Clay County Fair for 40 years and served on the Executive Board for the past 10 years. He devoted countless volunteer hours to the fair. He also served on the boards of Dickens Elevator, Farmer's Coop Elevator of Ruthven, Ruthven Coop Oil Company, and Farmland Board of Directors. Don also served in the 194th Unit of the National Guard of Spencer. Don's love was his family, friends, and time spent at Lake Okoboji.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Linda and three children: Michael and his wife, Jackie, Spencer; Mark and his wife, Julie, Elizabeth, Ill.; Michele Christ and her husband, Shawn, Moline, Ill.; seven grandchildren: Emily, Carli and Austin, Spencer; Xavier and Tavian, Elizabeth, Ill., and Ethan and Alexander, Moline, Ill.; one sister, Beverly Kenobbie and her husband, Blaine, Kennebec, S.D.; his twin brother, Ron and his wife, June, Storm Lake; other relatives and many friends.

Marlys Faber

Oct. 5, 1930 - Sept. 22, 2007

Marlys Faber, 76, Storm Lake, died Saturday, Sept. 22, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Faber were held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family was present from 6- 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Marlys' memory may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake.

Marlys Ann Biggins was born on Oct. 5, 1930 in Alta, the daughter of Raymond and Opal (Peters) Biggins. She graduated from Hayes High School, rural Storm Lake, in 1949, then continued her education at Buena Vista College, graduating in 1951. Marlys taught school for 27 years-two years in Harris, and 25 years in Rembrandt. She was then a substitute teacher in the Storm Lake schools for 29 years.

Marlys was united in marriage to Ed Faber on Dec. 23, 1974 in Sac City. They were married 10 years before his death in 1984.

Marlys loved visiting and "coffee time" with her friends. She held a great love for children throughout her many years of teaching. She especially liked to collect ducks, pheasants and geese and thoroughly enjoyed all types of jewelry. Marlys was active in her church and was a long-time member of St. John's choir, altar guild and also served as a Sunday School teacher.

Survivors include her sisters- and brothers-in-law: Loretta and Bob Rehnstrom, Dolores Zimmer, Joe and Barb Faber; 14 nieces and nephews; extended family and many friends.

Preceding Marlys in death were her parents; her husband, Ed; brothers Richard "Dicky" Biggins and Russell Biggins, and brother-in-law Rich Zimmer.