Carl Arnold "Arnie" Berglund
Jan. 20, 1922- March 7, 2008
Carl Arnold "Arnie" Berglund, 86, of rural Marcus, passed away Friday, March 7, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Duane Queen and Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the Church on Tuesday. Military rites at the cemetery will be conducted by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W.
Visitation was held on Monday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial be made to the Cherokee County 4-H Youth Program and the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Restoration Fund.
Arnold was born Jan. 20, 1922 at Cherokee, to August and Edith (Ackerlund) Berglund. He rode his horse to country school in Sheridan Township. He entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the South Pacific during WW II, primarily in New Guinea. He was honorably discharged in February of 1946 with the rank of Corporal. He was married to Evelyn Weinreich on May 21, 1943 in Plymouth County. Arnie farmed in Tilden and Grand Meadow Township. He was a longtime Little League Coach. He was a 4-H leader of the Grand Meadow Future Feeders for over 35 years, served on the Marcus Fair Board, and received the Iowa State Fair Alumni Award in 1977. He was inducted into the Cherokee County 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Iowa State 4-H Hall of Fame in 2004 for volunteer service and leadership. He loved farming and was devoted to his wife and his family. He wanted all his grandchildren to go to college and was very proud of them. He was a longtime member and Elder of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed traveling, especially to the Glacier National Park, the Canadian Rockies and to Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Robert in 1970, two brothers Glen and Kenneth Berglund, a grandson Brian Robert Whyte in 1988.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, four children and their spouses: Jane Whyte and her husband Scott, Goldfield; Tom Berglund, Sioux City; Jill Freed and her husband Lance, Paullina; Dan Berglund and his wife Lori, Storm Lake; eight grandchildren: Heather (Kurt) Johnson, Heidi (Cameron) Gregg, Preston Freed, Natalie (Carl) Anderson, Chris Freed, Lauren Berglund, Seth Berglund and Cobe Berglund; two great grandchildren: Calvin and Chloe Gregg; two sisters: Florence Bierman, Marcus; Mary Ann Miller and her husband Marvin "Wally" Miller Sr., Cherokee; several nieces and nephews.
Marjorie J. Roethler
June 1, 1918- March 8, 2008
On March 8, Marjorie died at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Funeral services for Marjorie Roethler, 89, Aurelia will be Wednesday, March 12, at 2 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee with Deacon Leroy Rupp officiating.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., with the family being present from 6-8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Cherokee. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Marjorie Jane Parrott was born June 1, 1918, the only daughter of Jay M. and Angie Lucille (Dick) Parrott south of Aurelia. She attended school in Aurelia, graduating in 1936. She obtained her normal teaching certificate in Storm Lake and taught country school. Marjorie also took care of her ill mother. She later worked for Swanson Hardware in Cherokee.
Marjorie married Ralph Roethler on Jan. 2, 1947 at Marcus. They lived on the Dick farm south of Aurelia for 37 years, retiring into Aurelia in 1983.
She was a 4H leader for 25 years working with the Pitcher Ramblers and Aurelia Lassies, two of her demonstration teams represented Cherokee County at the State Fair. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and helping Ralph on the farm. Marjorie became a resident at Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia on November 9, 2006.
Preceding Marjorie in death were her parents, husband Ralph on July 3, 1999, and a brother, Robert Parrott.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Mabel Parrott and her nieces, Linda and her husband Larry Fixsel, Bobbi and her husband Michael Canale, and Carol and her husband John Cook, and other relatives and friends.
Ruby Jeanette Strandberg
Ruby Jeanette Strandberg, 73, Elk Horn, Neb., and formally of Storm Lake, died Wednesday, March 5, at Life Care Center in Elk Horn, Neb.
Funeral services for Mrs. Strandberg were held on Monday, March 10, at 10 a.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial is in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Friends called on Sunday, March 9, from 5-7 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