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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Rosemary Mohr

April 10, 1926- March 17, 2008

Rosemary Mohr, 81, Early, passed away on Monday, March 17, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge.

Mass of the Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, March 24 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early with Father Larry Burns officiating. Burial is at the Sac Heart Catholic Cemetery under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home.

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, March 23, at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City. A vigil service was held at 7 p.m.

Rosemary was born on April 10, 1926, in Lake View, to George A. and Florence M. (Staley) Meyers. She graduated from Lake View High School in 1944. She continued her education at St. Margaret's School of Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas, graduating in 1947, earning her Diploma Degree in Nursing. She worked at St. Margaret's Hospital for nine years before returning home to work at Loring Hospital, in Sac City, and met the love of her life, John Mohr. Rosemary and John were married on December 27, 1956, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Wall Lake. To this union five children were born: Tim, Jean, Martin, Paula and Ann.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who found happiness in raising her children and keeping a warm and comfortable home for her family. She enjoyed attending her children's musical school events, reading, swimming and helping John with chores on the farm. From 1964 until her retirement on December 1, 1988, she worked part-time as a registered nurse at Loring Hospital. She cared for her patients with love and a friendly smile. She will be missed by many.

Rosemary was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early.

Survivors include her children: Tim Mohr and wife Ann, Early; Dr. Jean Mohr, Spirit Lake; and Paula Wallerstedt and husband Bryan, Sac City; six grandchildren: Abby Mohr, Cedar Falls, Michael and Emily Mohr both of Early, and Clay, Olivia, and Sophie Wallerstedt all of Sac City. Other survivors include her brother-in-law Vincent Katch of Des Moines and sisters-in-law: Elayne (Vern) Reiman, Carroll and Mary Margaret (Duane) Wachter, Hinton; and many extended family members and friends.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; husband John on April 29, 2005; daughter Ann; son Martin; brother Eugene Meyers; John's brother Kenneth Mohr and wife Leslie; and John's sister Lois Katch.

Zona McCormick

Feb. 29, 1928 - March 18, 2008

Zona McCormick, 80, Boone and formerly of Ogden, died March 18, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 25, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone with Rev. Gordon Lundberg officiating. A graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Our Saviour's Lutheran Cemetery in Rembrandt. Burial will follow the service.

Zona was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Canton, S.D. the daughter of Charles and Olive (Gruber) Ekle. She graduated from Canton High School and on May 27, 1950, she married C.B. 'Bud' McCormick in Canton. The couple lived in Canton, South Dakota, Windom, Minnesota, Rembrandt, and Ogden.

She attended DMACC in Boone. From 1978 to 1998, Zona worked as receptionist and secretary at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone, retiring in 1998. She enjoyed scrapbooking, cooking, and traveling to Spain, Portugal, Mexico, and the Bahamas. In earlier years, the couple enjoyed playing bridge.

Zona was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Michael Lee McCormick, one brother, Arnie Ekle, two sisters, Ardes Groon and Charlotte Monrad, brothers-in-law, Kenny Kraft, Orville Stensland, Herbert Groon, and Donald Monrad. Zona is survived by her husband, C.B. 'Bud' of Boone; a son, Douglas McCormick and wife Melissa of Ames; a daughter, Dianna Baker and husband Sean of Camarillo, California; a brother, Charles Ekle and wife, Carol, of Lyle, Minnesota; two sisters, Angeline Dolzel of Edmonton, Washington and Florence Albert and husband, Kenny of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; five grandchildren, Austin, Zoe, and MacKenzie Baker, and Morgan and Madelon McCormick. Zona is also survived by brothers-in-law, Chuck Dunlap of Michigan, and Jerold McCormick of California, and sisters-in-law, Lois Stensland of South Dakota and Donna McCormick of California.

Friends may call at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone on Monday from 4-8 p.m. Visitation on Tuesday will be at the Chapel of the Eastern Star Masonic Home from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be given to the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone.

Online condolences and a guestbook are available at www.schroedermemorialchapel.com.

Wilberta Mae "Billie" Dannenberg

Nov. 15, 191-March 18, 2008

Wilberta Mae "Billie" Dannenberg, 94, Storm Lake, died Tuesday, March 18, at St. Luke's Lutheran Home in Spencer.

Memorial services for Mrs. Dannenberg will be held at a later date. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

Billie was born November 15, 1913 in Des Moines, the daughter of Harry and Beatrice (Littell) Caldwell. She spent her youth with her family in Storm Lake, where she attended grade school through high school. She graduated from Storm Lake High School with the Class of 1930.

On November 16, 1931, Billie was united in marriage to Lawrence A. Dannenberg in Beatrice, Nebraska. The couple was blessed with three children: Marilyn, Linda and Jon.

Billie was a loving wife and devoted mother who loved keeping a warm and comfortable home for her family. She also worked side by side with Larry at the Willow Motel in Storm Lake until 1964. A faithful and active member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake, Billie served as head of the UMW funeral committee for years. She was also a member of Chapter EP of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Her hobbies were playing bridge and knitting.

Billie learned to knit in the 1940s from a neighbor. When she later heard of the Red Cross' request to contribute knitted scarves, hats and mittens, Billie knitted many scarves which were sent to the soldiers. Billie's care and concern for others didn't stop there. For many years, Billie knitted the little pink and blue hats that new babies wore home from the hospital. Between 1987 and 1994, Billie counted that she knitted 2, 263 little hats for babies born at BV Regional Medical Center. Many more caps, lap-size and baby-size afghans were created by Billie over the years and donated to a variety of organizations, including Mr. Goodfellow, Goodwill Industries, Gingerbread House in Storm Lake, and the United Methodist Church, where they were distributed to children and others who most needed them.

Billie's priority in life was always her family and she treasured every moment she spent with them. Her kind and caring ways will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Marilyn Rehnstrom, Spencer; Linda (Vernon) Wade, Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren: Anne Rehnstrom, Des Moines; Mark (Monica) Rehnstrom, Sioux Rapids; Jay (Bucky) Rehnstrom, Sioux Rapids; Jonna (Rick) Tornquist, Tucson, Ariz.; Shelly (Paul) Carver, Tucson; Jason Dannenberg, Anthon; and Todd (Melissa) Dannenberg, Boise, Idaho; 12 great-grandchildren; close family friend, Jan Travis; nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Billie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence, in 1995; her son, Jon Dannenberg; her grandson, Steven Rehnstrom; son-in-law Don Rehnstrom; and one sister, Frances Hix.

Dietrich E. "Dee" Reimann

Oct. 16, 1925-March 19,2008

Dietrich E. "Dee" Reimann, 82, Storm Lake, and formerly of Richmond, Virg., died Wednesday, March 19, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Memorial graveside services for Mr. Reimann will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at Dale Memorial Park Cemetery in Chesterfield, Va. Burial with full military rites will be performed by United States Navy. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 3716, Sioux City, Iowa 51102.

Dee was born Oct. 16, 1925 in Reichenbach, Poland, the son of Ernest and Selma (Sabsch) Reimann. He immigrated to the United States with his family and later graduated from East Orange High School in New Jersey in 1943.

On July 1, 1943, Dee entered the United States Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. On July 23, 1946, Dee was honorably discharged at the rank of Ensign.

He was united in marriage to Carol A. Szikora on October 11, 1947 in New Jersey. The couple was blessed with six children: Susan, Sally, Nancy, John, Tom and Carol Jean (C.J.).

Dee continued his education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. While working for Reynolds Metals for 40 years, his work took him all over the world. Dee always made it possible for his family to spend summers in New Jersey. Dee loved all kinds of animals, the beach and had a real passion for playing racquetball and squash. He and Carol enjoyed the time they shared gardening at the family home. Dee took very good care of his family while the whole family lived in: Mexico City, Colombia, Spain and Germany. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Susan (Peter) Rutledge, Sarasota, Fla.; Sally Brecher, Storm Lake; Nancy (Paul) Rader, Tustin, Calif.; John (Margaret) Reimann, Portland, Maine; Thomas (Susan) Reimann, Richmond, Va.; and Carol Jean (David) Fevola, Atlanta, Ga.; 16 grandchildren: Sally Ann, Carol, Katie, Timothy, John, Gina, Lisa, Kari, Erin, Katie, Caroline, Jennifer, Thomas, Stephen, John and David; three great-grandchildren: Danielle, Ben and Summer; a sister-in-law, Jean Malizia of Bradley Beach, New Jersey; extended family and many friends.

Dee was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carol; and one son-in-law, Chet Brecher.

William "Bill" Madsen

Sept.4, 1931-March 19, 2008

William "Bill" Carlton Madsen, 76, Alta, passed away Wednesday, March 19, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Alta with Rev. D. Duane Olson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery of Alta.

A visitation was held on Friday, March 21, from 4- 8 p.m at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta.

Bill was born on September 4, 1931 at the Alta Hospital in Alta, to Carl and Hazel (Lundy) Madsen. Bill attended Fairview School. Bill worked from 1949-1950 at the DX Station in Alta for his father. He then spent two years in the Army (17 months was spent in field artillery in Germany). After returning from the service, he took a job with his father and the Alta Oil Company. In 1962, he began working at Merrill Manufacturing in Storm Lake. He worked there until his retirement in December of 2006.

Bill married Lucille (Hase) at Emanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church of Schaller on January 9, 1955. To this union two children were born, Michael and Diane. Bill was confirmed in his faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta, Iowa and was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Bill married Laura (Konradi) at Trinity Lutheran Church on April 15, 1988.

Bill enjoyed spending time with his family, his work at Merrill Manufacturing, John Deere Tractors, and racing. Bill was also a member of the VFW.

Bill was preceded in death by his sister Ruth Madsen, parents Carl and Hazel Madsen, sister Fern Bivens, wife Lucille Madsen, and brother Donald "Bud" Madsen.

Bill is survived by his wife, Laura Madsen, Alta; son, Michael (Leigh) Madsen, Alta; daughter, Diane (Dan) O'Hern, Eagle Grove; step-sons, Jim (Kris) Konradi, Storm Lake, and Mike (Jan) Konradi, Storm Lake; grandchildren, Melissa (Mesh) Sambu, Des Moines, Ashley (Josh) Lund, George, Ryan and Breann O'Hern, Eagle Grove; step-grandchildren, Chad (Linda) Mobley, Albert City, Salenna (Jimmy) Duffle, Piedmont, S.C.; Julie (Dan) Bucci, Bellevue, Neb.; Jessica Sitzman, Storm Lake, Candice Parker, Storm Lake, Mariah Parker, Storm Lake, and Mitchell Konradi, Mesa, Ariz.; his first great-grandchild is to be born in August; step-great-grandchildren, Little Chad, Sierra, and Sami Mobley, Albert City; Kelsea and Kaleigh Duffle, Piedmont, S.C.; Dominic, Jazmine and Alicia Bucci, Bellevue, Neb.; a step-great grandchild, Brett Sitzman, Sioux City, sister, Wilma (Leon) Ling, Alta; and a sister-in-law Dorothy (Gerald) Berg, Early. He is also survived by numerous relatives and friends.