Audrey C. Fitzgerald
March 31, 1988-March 2, 2008
Audrey C. Fitzgerald, 19 years old, of Independence, died on Sunday, March 2, at Loras College in Dubuque, (where she was a student) of meningitis.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the Independence High School in Independence. Rev. John Hougen and Fr. John Haugen will officiate. On Thursday, March 6, the Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. and on Friday, March 7, there was a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. with Fr. Al Vorwald officiating, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. Burial is in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.
White Funeral Home of Independence was in charge of arrangements. Friends called for visitation after 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 6, and after 3 p.m. on Friday, March 7, at the funeral home. A Memorial Fund has been established. On line condolences may be left at www.white-mthope.com.
She was born on March 31, 1988, in Independence, the daughter of Edward James and Pamela Jo (Conklin) Fitzgerald. She graduated from high school in Independence, with the Class of 2006. During high school, she was active in basketball, softball, track, and especially, volleyball. She followed and supported her wrestling "friends". Audrey was a part of the track relay team that placed 6th at state in her senior year. And she was selected to participate at Girls State. She attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, for one year and then, transferred to Loras College in Dubuque. She was pursuing the course of study centered on Sports Therapy. She was a member of the DuHawk Volleyball Team at Loras College.
Audrey is survived by her parents, Pam Fitzgerald of Independence, and Ed Fitzgerald, Rowley, (Formerly of Fonda) and her maternal grandparents, Audrey and Charles Conklin, Independence.
Ruby J. 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 was 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 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
On December 22, 1934, Ruby Janet Sievert was born in Alta, to Fred and Vivian (Roberts) Sievert. As a youth she was baptized into the Christian Faith. She attended grade school in Alta through the eighth grade.
Ruby was later married to Glen Strandberg from which they raised six children: Paul, Richard, Jerry, Todd, Jody and Tammy.
Over the years, Ruby loved reading and playing cards with her sisters. She was a great cook and enjoyed preparing food in her kitchen as well as Lakeshore Restaurant in Storm Lake, Iowa. Ruby took pride in cooking and baking; she was known as the "Pie Lady". Most of all, she cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen; brothers: Chuck Sievert and Al Sievert; and two grandsons: Nathan Webster and B.J. Strandberg.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Paul (Pat) Darnell, Fenton; Richard (Sandy) Strandberg, Storm Lake; Jerry (Anna) Strandberg, Omaha, Neb.; Todd Strandberg, Omaha, Neb.; Jody (Heather) Strandberg, Peterson; Tammy Reimers, Yankton, S. D.; grandchildren: Kenny Darnell, Misty Nelson, Angel Riecks, Hope Bell, James Totten, Adam Strandberg, Brad Strandberg, Ben Strandberg, Abby and Colby Strandberg, and Jordan Reimers; and nine great-grandchildren; brothers: Wayne Sievert, Storm Lake; Bill (Connie) Sievert, Pocahontas; sisters: Betty Ammonds, Cherokee; Mel Schnetter, Alta; Marion Larimer, Sioux City; sisters-in-law: Lois Sievert, Alta, and Ione Sievert, Storm Lake; extended family and many friends.
Agnes Gerken Barr
Agnes Gerken Barr, 85, Newell, died Tuesday, March 11, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center.
Funeral services for Mrs. Barr will be held on Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at Nain Lutheran 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 on Friday, March 14, from 4-8 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Newell, where the family will be present from 6-8 p.m. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com
The family requests that memorials be directed to Nain Lutheran Church or the Newell Historical Society.