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Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dale Conklin

June 15, 1950- Jan. 5, 2008

Dale Conklin, 57, Storm Lake, died on Jan. 5, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Wallace Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens in Newton. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake and the Wallace Funeral Home of Newton are in charge of the arrangements.

Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family will be present to greet friends.

Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen website: www.fratzkejensen.com.

Dale Duane Conklin was born on June 15, 1950 to William "Warren" and Mary Alice (Meador) Conklin in Runnells. He attended school in Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1968.

On June 12, 1987, Dale was united in marriage to Kimberly Kay Hegwood.

Dale was employed for over 20 years in management and as project manager at the Storm Lake Water & Waste Water Treatment plant. Over the years, he enjoyed playing golf, shooting pool, watching NASCAR and spending time on the computer. Dale found great joy and pride in watching his family grow. He especially cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren. Dale was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Newton.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Kim, Storm Lake; children: Amy Blackwell and her husband, Steven, Anamosa; Doug Sutton, Truesdale; Cory Sutton and his wife, Shannon, Alta; Samantha Doepp and her husband, Kris, Newton; and Derek Conklin, Storm Lake; six grandchildren: Alexandra Doepp, Jordyn Doepp, Zackery Sutton, Hailey Sutton, Ashlie Blackwell and Kole Blackwell; one brother, Bill Conklin and his wife, Stephanie, Newton; one sister, Mary Anne Boren and her husband, Barry, Independence, Mo.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding Dale in death were his parents, Warren and Mary Alice Conklin and his mother-in-law, Kathy Lambert.

Rhina Lucinda

(Bishop) Henderson

Rhina Lucinda (Bishop) Henderson was born May 4, 1927 in Havelock, to Bill and Ella (Triggs) Bishop. Rhina passed away in Iowa City, on Jan. 2, after a sudden illness on Christmas day.

Services for Rhina were held at the Church of Christ in Alta, Monday morning Jan. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 6, from 4-8 p.m. with family present. Burial is in the Elk Township Cemetery North of Alta.

Rhina attended school and graduated from Ware.

Rhina moved with her family to Laurens, where later she met and married Alfred Henderson Nov. 15, 1952. Rhina and Alfred made their home in Storm Lake. This union was blessed with one son, John Henderson of Alta.

Rhina worked many years cleaning houses, office buildings, and babysat for many area children. Rhina also sat with people in the hospital who needed extra care.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Donald Bishop, and three sisters, Bertha Nelson, Betty Alt, and Margaret Brockey.

Rhina is survived by her son John and wife Pam, Alta; one sister, Joyce Matzdorff and husband Larry, Williams, Ariz.; five brothers, Harris Bishop, Storm Lake; Gerald and wife Mary Ann, Spencer; Wayne and wife Mary Beth, Everly; William, Monroe, Neb.; Ronald and wife Barb, Dunlap; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Garnett F. Swenson

June 13, 1915- Jan. 4, 2008

Garnett F. Swenson, 92, Storm Lake, and formerly of Strawberry Point, died on Friday, Jan. 4, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial is in the Strawberry Point Cemetery in Strawberry Point. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake, where the family was present to greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Garnett was born on June 13, 1915 at Fremont, Neb., the daughter of Marion and Ida Crain. She graduated from the Stewartsville, Mo., High School. Following graduation, she worked in St. Joseph, Missouri and later in Minneapolis, Minn.

While living in Minneapolis, she met Alfred. They were married on June 8, 1940 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Their union was blessed with three children: Tania, Gregory and Gary.

The couple moved to Strawberry Point, and established a Western Auto Store. They later owned an International Implement Dealership in Strawberry Point and after selling the business, began farming. In 1961, Alfred and Garnett moved to Storm Lake, where they owned and operated a Dairy Queen. They returned to farm in Strawberry Point in 1968. Garnett worked with her husband in all their business endeavors. Alfred and Garnett retired in 1978. They wintered in Arizona for 18 years until health forced them to remain in Iowa. They moved back to Storm Lake in 1994.

Garnett became a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point when the couple moved there, following their marriage. After moving to Storm Lake, Garnett became a faithful member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was a charter member of the Strawberry Point Lioness Club, member of Martha Circle and Friendly Neighbors Club. Garnett's first love was spending time with and doing things for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to bake, quilt, and do crafts and handiwork of all kinds. She was very active and learned how to swim after retirement. She also learned how to golf at age 70, and enjoyed playing with friends. Al and Garnett also enjoyed traveling after their retirement.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Tania (Dennis) Gutz, Newell; Greg (Janet) Swenson, Chesapeake, Va.; and Gary (Sheila) Swenson, Fairfax Station, Virginia; her grandchildren: Jennifer (John) Hildman, Sergeant Bluff; John (Dianna) Swenson, Virginia Beach, Va.; and Chad (Carolyn) Swenson, Alexandria, Va.; two great grandchildren: Collin Swenson and Kelsey Hildman; many other cherished relatives and friends.

Garnett was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; her parents, Marion and Ida Crain; and three brothers: Keith, Carl and Covel.