Clarence Frederick Richter
April 27, 1913 - May 14, 2008
Clarence Frederick Richter, 95, Storm Lake, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008 in his home.
Services for Mr. Richter were held Monday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke and 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 Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com
Clarence was born April 27, 1913 in Storm Lake, the son of Christ and Augusta (Grunewald) Richter.
On Jan. 3, 1938, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Tyson in Albert City. The couple was blessed with six children: Sharon, Linda, Steve, Jim, Jon and Tom.
Clarence enjoyed going for car rides, fishing and ballroom dancing. He liked to watch television, especially RFD -TV with Big Joe Polka and Market to Market. Clarence was a proud farmer, who especially took great pride in raising his hogs. More than anything, he loved and cherished his grandchildren and the time he spent with them. He will be deeply missed.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Linda (David) Fassler, Storm Lake; Steve (Patti) Richter, Granger; Jim Richter, Ogden; Jon Richter and Tom Richter, both of Storm Lake; grandchildren: Doug Fassler, Storm Lake; Kris (Joe) Moon, Storm Lake; Lisa Fassler and fiancé, Bob Hass, Rapid City, SD; Scott Fassler, Sioux Rapids; Charlotte Richter, Kaylee Richter, and Riley Richter, all of Granger; Jayme Richter and fiancé, Mandy Demers, Albert City; Kari Richter, Spencer; Kyle Richter and Brenna Richter, both of Storm Lake; and great-grandchildren: Dakota Richter, Kailee Richter, Takoda Krauel, Tyler Moon and Lexi Moon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Christ and Augusta Richter; his brothers and sisters: Anna, August, Linda, Esther and Ed; his wife, Charlotte; his daughter, Sharon Fassler; and special friend, Lucille Lorenzen.
Virgil Byron Jones
Jan. 1, 1923 - May 14, 2008
Virgil Byron Jones, 85, Storm Lake, died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.
Services for Mr. Jones were held on Monday, May 19, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke and 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
Virgil was born Jan. 1, 1923 in Rossie, the son of Byron and Ruth (Lundt) Jones. He was baptized in the Methodist Church as an infant and later confirmed his faith in that church as a youth. He attended grade school in Spencer, before moving to Storm Lake during the middle of his junior year. He graduated from Storm Lake High School. Virgil then served his country in the United States Army as an engineer during World War II, and was awarded the Bronze Star .
On Oct. 12, 1947, Virgil was united in marriage to Doris Esther Anderson at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Marcia, and a son, Brad.
Throughout the years, Virgil remained very active in his work and in community affairs. Virgil owned and operated Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery and Jones's Nursery, in which he later helped his son. He also worked for many years at Iowa Public Service Co., concluding his career there at the position of Safety Director.
Virgil served as Assistant Chief on the Storm Lake Fire Department, was a member of the Elks Club, was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, and was a member of Alta V.F.W. Post 6172. He was a sports fan who enjoyed watching his favorite teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Chicago Bears. He also enjoyed playing Pitch and many other card games. He was a friend to many and will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Marcia (Larry) Lawrence, Sun Prairie, Wis.; his son, Brad (Diane) Jones, Storm Lake; grandchildren: Marisa Bolton and her husband Brian, Trophy Club, Texas; Ben Jones, West Des Moines and Jenny Jones, Storm Lake; his brother-in-law, David Chapman, Taylorsville, N.C.; extended family and many friends.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris, in 2007; his twin sister, Virginia Wood and her husband, Gene; and his sisters, Cleone Messenger and Wilma Chapman.