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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Dolores Reis

Jan. 8, 1922- Nov. 6, 2007

Dolores Reis, 85, Fonda, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake.

Services for Mrs. Reis were held Saturday, Nov. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. Reverend Thomas Hart celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial is in St. Columbkille Catholic Cemetery in Varina. The Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda was in charge of the arrangements.

The family greeted friends on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda, where a parish vigil service was held that evening.

Dolores was born on Jan. 8, 1922, to Jacob and Mary (Hotovec) Wagner. She grew up on the farm in rural Havelock and graduated from the high school there.

In 1946, Dolores married Vincent Reis at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Varina. They farmed in the Varina area many years. They were blessed with six daughters: Valarie, Linda, Carol, Mary, Sandra and Laura and one son, Larry. They moved to Fonda in 1980.

Dolores was employed at the Fonda Care Center for about 15 years. She was a member of the Varina American Legion Auxillary and the Fonda Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed visits with her children and grandchildren. Dolores moved to Twilight Acres in 2002 and was very happy.

Dolores was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent; daughter, Mary in infancy; her parents; grandson, Anthony Pfaffly; brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Grace Wagner; sister and brother-in-law Viola and Wayne Philp; and sister Ivadel.

Loving survivors include her children: Valarie and her husband Robert Stofferan, Sanborn; Linda and her husband Dan Harrington, Mountain Home, Ark.; Larry and his wife Linda, Horseshoe Bend, Ark.; Carol, Twilight Acres, Wall Lake; Sandra and her husband Larry Hicks, Moore, Okla.; and Laura Morgan, Marshfield, Wisc.; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Bob Naughton, West Des Moines.

Elsie Steffens

June 17, 1914- Nov. 7, 2007

Funeral services for Elsie Steffens, 93, Aurelia was Monday, Nov. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley. Visitation was on Sunday. Burial is in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established.

Elsie Ione Garner was born June 17, 1914, the daughter of William and Florence (Buford) Garner, near Kingsland, Arkansas. She attended country schools. On Nov. 9, 1935 she married William Royce Steffens in Fordyce, Ark., after which they moved to Aurelia and made their home. Royce and Elsie owned and operated Steffens Plumbing and Heating. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, and playing cards.

Elsie died Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia where she had a resident since June 22.

Preceding Elsie in death were her parents, her husband Royce on March 15, 1979, and two sisters, Ester Irwin and Elizabeth Freer.

Survivors include her three sons, Artie and his wife, Jeanette Steffens, Tacoma, Wash.; Don and his wife, Bonnie Steffens, Waukon; and Ron and his wife, Eileen Steffens, Cumming, Ga.; twelve grandchildren, Adam Steffens, Renee and husband, John Deney, Jackie Steffens, Katie and husband, Larry Schwartzhoff, Betsy and husband, Chris Lonning, Neil and wife, Jeana Steffens, Hugh and wife, Nicole Steffens, Alex Steffens, Aaron and wife, Jennifer Steffens, Matthew Steffens, Rebeca and husband, Ryan Hodge, and Sarah and husband, Wayne Walter, and 19 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Dorine Reaves, Warren, Ark.; one brother, Glen and his wife Hallie Garner, Dallas, Texas; one brother-in-law, Lynn Steffens, and many nieces and nephews.

Catherine Wilson

Funeral services for Catherine Lucile Wilson, 96, Aurelia, will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Harold Werley officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation was Monday at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia, with family present.

Catherine died Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia, where she had been a resident since April 7, 1999.

Catherine Lucile Robinson was born April 6, 1911 in Washington, Ind., the daughter, Elijah H. and Anna D. (Roll) Robinson. She attended school in Washington, Ind., Beebee, Ark., and from 5th grade on in Glendale, Ind., graduating with the class of 1929. On Aug. 14, 1929 Catherine married Curtis R. Scales at Alfordsville, Ind. They had three sons, Darrel, Royce, and Donald.

On Dec. 26, 1952, Catherine married Harry R. Wilson, Aurelia. After moving to Aurelia she worked at several odd jobs, and then worked at Mental Health in Cherokee until she retired in 1973.

Catherine was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Pythian Sisters, Embroidery Club, Senior Citizen's, and a past member of the Federated Woman's Club.

Preceding Catherine in death were her parents, her husband, Harry on July 23, 1991, stepdaughter, Lottie M. Sweet, step-grandson, Sam Sweet, two brothers, Maurice and Ellis Robinson, and two daughter-in-laws, Camilla Scales and Carla Scales.

Survivors include three sons, Darrel Scales, Indianapolis, Ind.; Royce and his wife, Mickey Scales, Stanger, Calif.; Don Scales, Hot Springs, Ark.; grandchildren, step-granddaughters, great-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Inez McDonough

Inez McDonough, 91, Boone, and formerly of Schaller and Sac City, died on Friday, Nov. 9, in Boone. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sac City. Burial will be in the Cook Township Cemetery in rural Schaller. Visitation was held 4-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City, where the family was present the entire time. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rick Hilbert

Funeral services for Rick Hilbert, 58, Manchester, Iowa, former teacher at Little Rock and Sibley, former principal at Marcus, and former superintendent, Westwood School in Sloan, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester. There will be a 4:30 p.m. graveside service at the Storm Lake Cemetery, Storm Lake. A reception will follow at the Lakeshore Café in Storm Lake. Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.

Rick died suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Delaware County Hospital in Manchester following a heart attack.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia, Manchester; two daughters, Amy and her husband, Brad Pohlman, Marshalltown; Sarah Hilbert, St. Paul, Minn.., father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and Betty Redig, Storm Lake, two brothers-in-law, Randy Redig, Newell and Roger and his wife, Pat Redig, Aurelia.

Richard Broders

Richard Broders, 82, Schaller, died on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 12, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller with Pastor David Lyon officiating. Burial is in the Ida Grove Cemetery.

Visitation was held Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller, where the family was present from 6-7 p.m.