Walter A. Bork
Aug. 12, 1910- March 4, 2008
Walter A. Bork, 97, Storm Lake, died on Tuesday, March 4, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center at Storm Lake.
Funeral services for Mr. Bork are scheduled for Friday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Bruce Lesemann officiating. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Friends who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com
Walter August Bork, the son of Edward and Augusta (Hendrian) Bork, was born at Decatur, Illinois, on Aug.12, 1910. He was baptized on Aug. 28, 1910 at St. Johannes Evangelical Lutheran Church in Decatur. Walter lived his youth and received his education in Decatur. At the age of 19, Walter came to live near an aunt and uncle in the Rembrandt area.
Walter was united in marriage to Louise Koons on May 8, 1932, at South Sioux City, Neb., and this union was blessed with four children: Betty, Larry, Nelda, and Garry. Following their marriage, Walter and Louise lived in the Rembrandt and Linn Grove area where he worked on a farm as a hired man. They then moved to Montgomery, Iowa, where they operated a creamery and Walter delivered milk throughout the Okoboji area. He also worked in a garage while residing in Montgomery. The family then moved to Scott Center Township near Rembrandt where he was engaged in farming. In the fall of 1947, they moved to their farm south of Storm Lake where they lived until their retirement in 1974. Upon their retirement, Walter and Louise moved to Mesa, Ariz., during which time Walter worked for Sundowner Trailers. During their retirement years, Walter and Louise traveled extensively throughout the continental United States and Alaska in their recreational vehicle. They also enjoyed traveling to Hawaii and England. They returned to Storm Lake in April, 1997.
Walter was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Storm Lake and a former member of the Hayes Farmers Club. He and Louise enjoyed playing cards with friends. Walter was an avid sports fan and he also enjoyed fishing, taking walks in and around Storm Lake, doing wood working, and was an accomplished carpenter for more than 15 years. Walter will be remembered as a kind and thoughtful Christian person who enjoyed life to the fullest.
Walter loved his family and his family will always cherish his memory, including his children: Betty and Marvin Ploeger, Storm Lake; Larry and Jeanette Bork, Eddyville; Nelda and Dick Sampel, Des Moines; and Garry and Terry Bork, Independence, Ky.; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one step-grandchild, eight great-great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Kate Bork of Springfield, Ill.; his sister, Mildred Hoadley, Decatur, Ill.; two sisters-in-law: Margaret Bahl, Chicago, Ill., and Doris Johnson, Storm Lake; other relatives and a host of friends.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louise, on March 18, 1998; his sister, Clare; and three brothers: Arthur, Edward, and Paul.
Blessed be the memory of Walter August Bork.
Berniece Meridell Miller Stull
Feb. 13, 1918- Feb. 20, 2008
Berniece Meridell Miller Stull, 90, Marin City, Calif., and formerly of Storm Lake, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Rafael, Calif.
A memorial service and celebration of Berniece's life will be will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 17, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, with Pastor Jamie Cutler officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
There will be no visitation. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen website: www.fratzkejensen.com.
Berniece was born Feb. 13, 1918 in Murray, to Annie Rosene (Little) Miller and Oscar Miller. She was baptized on June 21, 1925 at the Church of Christ in Murray. She and her family moved to the Storm Lake area where Berniece attended high school, graduating from Storm Lake High School in 1937.
In 1939, Berniece was united in marriage to Keith Stull. To this union three children were born: Bonnie K., Terry A. and Tim L. The couple divorced in 1957.
Berniece had wonderful musical abilities which she shared through singing and soloing with choirs and choruses, including the choir of Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake; The Buena Vista Country Farm Bureau Women's Chorus, of which she served as president; Kansas City Women's Community Chorus; The Honolulu, Hawaii Women's Chorus; and the San Francisco Women's Chorus. As a hobby, she enjoyed composing her own music and attending musical events.
As a talented seamstress, Berniece created beautiful clothing, from tailoring coats to making darling children's clothing, as well as party dresses for family and friends. Berniece loved to cook and prepared exceptional meals for those in her life.
Since 1970, Berniece had lived and worked in the Iowa Great Lakes area; Kansas City, Missouri; Honolulu, Hawaii; and San Francisco, California, residing in Marin City. She completed a home health care program and for the past 15 years had worked as a care giver to several elderly clients. She also enjoyed working at a women's dress shop.
Berniece leaves us with the memory of her positive attitude and strong, energetic personality. Her greatest sadness was the loss of a son, Tim at age 39, to his long struggle with juvenile diabetes.
Preceding Berniece in death were her parents; her son, Tim Stull; her infant granddaughter, Mary Kaye Stull; her brother, Marion Miller, and brother-in-law, Eugene Croft.
She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie K. Zetterman, Sioux City; son Terry A. Stull and wife Margaret, Storm Lake; grandchildren: Faye Hale and husband Richard, Lawrence, Kan.; Terrence Stull, Storm Lake; great-grandchildren: Derek, Douglas and Kathryn Hale; sister Helen Croft, Calif.; brother Keith Miller and wife Dorothy, Lawton; sister-in-law Ruth Miller, Storm Lake; nieces, nephews, special friend Douglas Currie; extended family and many friends.