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Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Vigorous V. Higgins

Dec. 19, 1902 - Sept. 21, 2007

Vigorous V. Higgins, 104, a former Storm Lake resident passed away on Sept. 21 in Lewisville, Texas.

Mr. Higgins was born in Castana, Iowa on Dec.19, 1902. After graduating from high school in Onawa, he went attended Morningside College in Sioux City, where he received a business degree in 1926. He had a number of jobs in Chicago and Alta, during the depression years and then in 1937 to the middle of 1943 he was employed in the Buena Vista Auditors office in Storm Lake. After leaving the auditors office, he worked as an Internal Revenue Service Auditor until his retirement in 1969 at which time he and his wife Marjorie moved to Bradenton, Fla. He lived in Bradenton until 2001 when he moved to Lewisville Estate Assisted Care Facility in Lewisville, Texas. He resided at the Lewisville Estates until his death.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie Tinknell Higgins who passed away in Bradenton, Fla. in 1980. Mrs. Higgins, who was born in Alta, was at one time the society editor of the Storm Lake newspaper.

Mr. Higgins is survived by a son Charles Higgins and his wife Jean, Lewisville, Texas; a daughter, Ann Brott, Omaha, Neb. He is also survived by his grandchildren James Higgins and his wife Kelly, Janet Kurth and her husband Barry, and Julie Godbersen and her husband Grant. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren Allyson and Matthew Higgins, Andrew and Hannah Kurth, and Jennifer and Jackson Godbersen.

Kenneth W. Miller

Sept. 4 1917- Oct. 1, 2007

Kenneth W. Miller, 90, a longtime farmer from the Storm Lake, area, died Monday, Oct. 1, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Services for Mr. Miller are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Church of Christ in Storm Lake. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family was present. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Kenneth William Miller was born Sept. 4, 1917 at Osceola, the son of George and Mamie (Claypool) Miller. His early years were spent in the Winterset, area before the family moved to Sulphur Springs, where Kenneth went to school through the tenth grade.

On Dec. 15, 1940, Kenneth was united in marriage to Maxine C. Hansen. The couple was blessed with three children: Shirley, Karen and Bruce. Kenneth was a dairy farmer his entire adult life until his retirement in 1989. He was a long-time, faithful member of the Church of Christ in Storm Lake, where he had served as a deacon. He was a member of the Truesdale Co-op Board of Directors for several years. He enjoyed golf and bowling and took great pleasure in having coffee with his farmer friends. Kenneth's family was very dear to him and in his later years, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren held a special place in his heart. He will be missed daily by all those who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Maxine, Storm Lake; daughter, Shirley McCormack and husband, Aubrey, Virginia Beach, Virginia; daughter, Karen Eickhoff, Spencer, and son, Bruce Miller and wife, Sandra, Marion; grandchildren: Annette Spears and husband, Steve; Doug Eickhoff and wife, Deon; Brent Miller and wife, Jodie; Kyle Miller, Kelly Limbach and husband, John; Shannon McCormack; great-grandchildren: Meghan Spears, Amber Spears, Lakyn Spears, Austin Eickhoff, Jalen Thompkins, Chloe Limbach, Sierra Lynn Roberts, Luke Rutledge, Logan Rutledge and Lawson Rutledge; brother John Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., extended family and many friends.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Russell Miller, Les Miller and Cecil Miller; son-in-law Steve Eickhoff; and grandson Craig Eickhoff.