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Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Irene Mandernach

April 17, 1919- Nov. 11, 2007

Irene Mandernach, 88, Storm Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mandernach will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Reverend Steve Schulz will officiate. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the Fratzke & 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 funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com.

Irene Vernice Mahler was born April 17, 1919 in Aurelia, the daughter of Theodore and Sophie (Hasenwinkel) Mahler. She spent her youth in Cherokee County and attended school at Elk Country School. On June 4, 1939, Irene was joined in marriage to Raymond Mandernach at the Methodist Parsonage in Storm Lake. The couple was blessed with six children: Bruce, Eugene, John, Jeannine, Darrel, and one son who died as an infant.

Raymond and Irene farmed north of Storm Lake until they moved to Storm Lake, where they lived together until Raymond's death on September 14, 1993. Irene was a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, where she was also active in the Ladies Aid. She was a member of the Buena Vista Garden Club and gave time as a volunteer for the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Coffee Shop. Irene enjoyed sewing and liked to quilt. Her family was always her first concern and she treasured the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all those who loved her.

Left to cherish her memory are her four sons: Bruce and wife, Eileen, Newell; Eugene and wife, Gladys, Storm Lake; John and wife, Millie, Adel; Darrel and wife, Linda, DeSmet, S. D.; daughter, Jeannine Johnson, Storm Lake; grandchildren: Rhonda (Ron) Degner, Rodney (Melisa) Mandernach, Ryan (Sherry) Mandernach, Reece Mandernach, Brenda (Lance) McFadden, Douglas (Linda) Mandernach, Rick (Lisa) Mandernach, Angela Mandernach, Grant (Diana) Mandernach, Eric (Jean) Mandernach, Melissa (James) Temple, Kirk (Jaci) Johnson, Carrie (Josh) Nothdurft, LeAnn (Michael) Bartholow, Jenna Mandernach; great-grandchildren: Rachel, Shayla, Shane, Chelsea, Mackenzie, Aaron, Allison, Megan, Lauren, Jordan, Jaycee, Hunter, Preston, Rebecca, Elli, Nolan, Savannah, Mason, Aibrey, Andrew, Courtney, Collin, Trevor, Ayden, Avery and Ethan; foster great-grandchildren: Tyler, Alexis and Jeremy; her sisters: Florence Buddenhagen of Aurelia, Iowa and Rosalyn Puhrmann, Litchfield, Minn.; sister-in-law, Delores Mahler, Cherokee; brother-in-law, Earl J. Mandernach, Odebolt; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond; an infant son; a grandson, Michael; a granddaughter, Julie; brothers and sisters and their spouses: Clara and Calvin "Kelly" Zoffka, Walter and Esther Mahler, Elmer and Waldina Mahler, Florence Mahler (Elmer's first wife), Leona and Albert Holland, LaVera Mahler, Emmett and Eunice Mahler, and Richard Mahler; brothers- and sisters-in-law: John Buddenhagen, Earl Puhrmann, Dorothy and Russell Anderson, and Bonnie Mandernach.

Kathryn A. Christ

Dec. 11, 1930- Nov. 11, 2007

Kathryn A. Christ, 76, Lakota died Sunday, Nov. 11, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City.

A funeral service was held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 108 4th Street, Lakota, with Reverend Marino Melsted officiating. Burial is in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Lakota

Visitation was from at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lakota, and will continue prior to the service on Wednesday. Garry-Roberts-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home, Titonka was in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Ann Christ was born Dec. 11, 1930 on the family farm northeast of Titonka, daughter of William and Anna (Franzen) Schutter. She grew up in the Titonka area graduating from Woden High School in 1948. Kathryn was confirmed confessing her love and faith in Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in 1945 in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Titonka. Following graduation, she helped her family farm and also neighboring families raising their children.

Kathryn was united in marriage to Eugene A.W. Christ at the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Titonka, on May 19, 1956. This union was blessed with four children. Kathryn and Eugene farmed the family farm west of Lakota until retiring in 1998 and moving into Lakota.

Family and church were extremely important to Kathryn. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was very involved in community activities and at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Kathryn enjoyed gardening, baking, being outdoors, and watching birds.

She is survived by four children: Steven Christ and his wife, Becky, Storm Lake; David Christ and his wife, Donna, Lakota; Carol Roberts and her husband, Carl, Belmond, and Daniel Christ and his wife, Angela, Lakota; seven grandchildren, Kyle and Kayla Christ, Teresa Christ and fiancé, Jacob Lee, Anthony Christ, Joe and Jane Roberts, and Madelyn Christ. She is also survived by two sisters, Agnes Christ and her husband, Paul, Lakota, and Wilda Ubben, Titonka; a sister-in-law, Erlene Shutter, Titonka; and many nieces, nephews, good neighbors, sisters-in-law, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Eugene, three brothers, Franklin and Marvin Schutter and William Schutter Jr. in infancy; and two sisters, Therese Ubben and Leanna Schutter.

Richard Broders

July 8, 1925- Nov. 8, 2007

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

Funeral Service were held Monday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller. Burial is in the Ida Grove Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Schaller was in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 11, from 4-7 p.m. with family present 6-7 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Richard was born July 8, 1925 in Danbury, to Richard and Christine (Thompson) Broders. He was baptized on October 12, 1930 and later confirmed in 1939 at the Battle Creek Lutheran Church. He received his education at Battle Creek country school and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1940. Richard was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller.

On Oct.17, 1948, Richard was united in marriage to Barbara Ann Van Griethuysen in Battle Creek. The couple was blessed with three children: Timothy Richard, Jonathan Hale and Megan Ann.

Richard enjoyed playing cards, going to casinos and fishing. Family was always first in Richard's life, and he treasured every moment he was able to share with his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Barbara Ann, Schaller; his daughter, Megan McGowan and her husband, Shawn, Aurelia; three grandchildren: Christine (Broders) Box and her husband, Cody, Caitlin (McGowan) Kaiser and her husband, Nathan and Jessy Swanson; two sisters, Dorothy Hansen and Arlene Griese; extended family and many friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; two sons; grandson, Josh McGowan; and brother, George Broders.

Inez McDonough

Dec. 15, 1915- Nov. 9, 2007

Inez McDonough, 91, Boone, and formerly of Schaller and Sac City, died Friday, Nov. 9, in Boone.

Funeral Services for Mrs. McDonough were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Sac City. Pastor Matt Milligan officiated. Burial is in Cook Township Cemetery in rural Schaller. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Schaller was in charge of the arrangements.

Friends called on Monday, Nov. 12, from 4-8p.m. at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City, where the family was present. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Inez M. Koch was born Dec. 15, 1915 in Schaller, to John and Emma (Brammer) Koch. She attended country school and Odebolt High School. She was baptized and confirmed April 20, 1930 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller.

On March 3, 1937, Inez was united in marriage to Clyde McDonough at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple was blessed with five children: Karen, Richard, Dean, Tom and Dale.

Following her marriage, Inez joined the Presbyterian Church in Schaller and later became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sac City. She and Clyde lived on the farm near Schaller for many years and later they moved to Oak Terrace in Sac City.

Inez was a past Matron of the Eastern Star Organization as well as a member of Clover Club, Cook Merry Gardeners and the Schaller Women's Club. She loved music as well as cooking for family and friends, which often centered around draft horse events.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Karen Grieme and husband, Ron, Sioux City; Dean McDonough and wife, Mayrean, Marble Falls, Texas; Tom McDonough and wife, Kay, Boone; Dale McDonough and wife, Jodie, Iowa Falls; 13 grandchildren: Kathy Johnson and husband, Kent, Akron; Kevin Grieme and wife, Brenda, Lawton; Deb Ayers and husband, Kelvin, Parker, Colo.; Cindy Struchen and husband, Mike, and Marcia Bible and husband, Gavin, all of Marble Falls, Texas; Carla Schnitz and husband, Chad, Johnson City, Texas; Scot McDonough and wife, Connie, Sac City; Trent McDonough, Abby Morain and husband, Rob; Ross McDonough and wife, Amy, all of Boone; Brett McDonough, Eau Claire, Wisc.; Mark McDonough, Des Moines; and Ryan McDonough, Iowa Falls; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Helen and Bea Koch; extended family and many friends.

Inez was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde; son, Richard McDonough; great-granddaughter, Kelli Johnson; four sisters and four brothers.