Marlin K. Sievers
March 18, 1930- Jan. 15, 2008
Marlin K. Sievers, 77, Storm Lake, passed away at his home in Storm Lake Tuesday, Jan.15.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 21, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, with Pastor Jamie Cutler officiating. Burial with full military rites by AMVETS Post #66 was in the Storm Lake Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Friends called on Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake where the family was present. Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen website: www.fratzkejensen.com.
The family requests that any memorials be designated to the Storm Lake Fire Department or AMVETS Post #66 in Storm Lake.
Marlin Keith Sievers was born March 18, 1930 in Montgomery, the son of Carl and Vera (Klesath) Sievers. He received his education at Arnolds Park, graduating from Okoboji High School in 1948.
Marlin served his country during the Korean War, joining the United States Army on September 17, 1950. He was honorably discharged July 28, 1951 and received both the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals.
On December 1, 1953, Marlin was united in marriage to Marylin Francis Fink in Spirit Lake. The couple was blessed with four children: Sandra, Susan, Sharon and Steven.
Marlin worked for the telephone company in Storm Lake for 40 years. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, and served on Storm Lake's volunteer fire department for fifteen years. He was also a member of AMVETS Post #66 in Storm Lake and enjoyed spending time there with his friends. Marlin liked being outdoors-fishing, boating and pheasant hunting. He was a Harley enthusiast, enjoyed wood working and liked to feed the birds and squirrels at his home. His happiest times, however, were those spent with his family and friends. His quiet, caring ways will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Sandy Meighan, Sac City; Susan (Mike) Snater, Winona, Minn.; Sharon (Mike) Baker, Anchorage, Ala.; and Steve (Becky) Sievers, Mt. Carmel, Ill.; grandchildren: Chad (Michelle) Meighan, Exira; Sara (Kyle) Corey, Dow City; Eric Meighan, Spencer; Shona Snater and Caleb Snater, Winona, Minn.; Lucas Baker, Anchorage, Ala.; and Peyton Sievers and Douglas Sievers, Mt. Carmel, Ill.; great-grandchildren: Kailyn Corey and Cameron Corey, Dow City; brothers: Verne (Helen) Sievers, Vancouver, Wash.; Donald Sievers, Okoboji; sister: Judith (Gerald) Bryer, Grand Forks, N. D.; extended family and many friends.
Marlin was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Virginia; and brother-in-law, Don Egertson; and his sister-in-law, Ruthy Sievers.
May, 18, 1909- Jan. 15, 2008
Loretta Broderick, 98, Odebolt, and formerly of Schaller, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Ida Grove.
Funeral mass was held Monday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Schaller. Burial is in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery at Schaller, under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller.
Friends called Sunday, Jan. 20, at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller, where a parish vigil service was held.
Mary Loretta Broderick was born on May 18, 1909 in Schaller, the daughter of William and Delia (Whalen) Broderick. She was baptized in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Schaller on May 23, 1909.
Loretta never married and lived in Schaller all of her life except for the fifteen years that she worked away from Schaller as a nurse. She was affiliated with St. Joseph's Catholic Church and was a member of the St. Joseph Rosary Society.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; William and Delia Broderick; a brother, Joseph Broderick; and three sisters, Frances Broderick, Mrs. Leo Haselhoff (Leona) and Mrs. Glenn Mains (Hannah).
Left to cherish her memory are nieces, nephews and friends.
LeRoy T. "Buck" Fitchett
LeRoy T. "Buck" Fitchett, 90, Newell, died Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center.
Funeral services for Mr. Fitchett will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the United Methodist Church in Newell. Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell.