Nov. 1, 1932-June 7, 2008
Delbert "Del" McCoy, 75, Storm Lake, died Saturday, June 7, 2008 in Storm Lake.
Funeral services for Mr. McCoy were held on Tuesday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was 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
Delbert Dean McCoy, the son of Orpheus Creighton McCoy and Era Matilda (Lown) McCoy, was born Nov. 1, 1932 in Terril. He spent his youth in the Clarkfield, Minn. area and graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1950. Del then continued his education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, from which he graduated in 1954. He began teaching science and coaching football, basketball and track at Alta High School in Alta in 1956.
It was while Del was teaching in Alta that he met Carol Joann Radke. Del and Carol were united in marriage on July 23, 1961 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hanover (rural Alta). They were blessed with three children: Valerie, Vanessa and David.
In 1969, Del also was awarded his master's degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Del and Carol subsequently moved their family to Storm Lake, where Del started a new job teaching biology and coaching football, basketball and track at Storm Lake High School. He taught there for the rest of his teaching career, until he retired in 1995.Del and Carol spent many happy years together raising their family and attending the many school events in which their children participated, as well as those sports events Del coached.
A loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, Del lead a full and happy life. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, where he held various offices over the years, and was a member of the Storm Lake Kiwanis Beavers. He enjoyed woodworking and refinishing furniture, reading and especially gardening.
Del and Carol would have been married 47 years this coming July 23. Anyone who knew Del, knew his family was his first love and priority. He treasured every moment he spent with his children, and later his grandchildren. He also was a dear friend to so many, and will be remembered by countless students and young athletes as a very respected coach and teacher in both the Alta and Storm Lake school systems. Del will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carol, of Storm Lake; daughters Valerie Rosenthal and Vanessa (Jeff) Stewart, Alta; and son David (Kimberlynn) McCoy, O'Fallon, Mo.; grandchildren: Jacob (Amy) Stewart, Benjamin Rosenthal, Jackson Rosenthal, Logan McCoy and Preston McCoy; sisters Lucille (Frank) Rose, Spencer; Colleen (Roger) Olson, Wood Lake, Minn. and Judith (Andy) Van Dorpe, Fargo, N.D.; extended family and a host of friends.
Del was preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, Erwin and Alice Radke; his brothers, Leland, Kenneth, Dale and Duane; his sister, Ruth Marie Cushman; his nephew, Gary Olson; his nieces, Cindy Olson and Monica Van Dorpe; his sister-in-law, Audrey McCoy; and his brother-in-law, Darrel Cushman.
Florence Ann Farrell
Sept. 2, 1919 - May 17, 2008
Florence Ann Farrell, 88, died May 17, 2008 at her home in Carroll.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 14 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Carroll with Father Timothy Schott officiating.
Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at Ohde Twit Funeral Home in Carroll, with a rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Carroll.
Florence Ann, daughter of George and Anna (Skalla) Busche, was born Sept. 2, 1919 at Hale Center, Texas. She attended St. Angela Academy in Carroll.
On Feb. 17, 1941, she was united in marriage to Delbert Farrell at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll.
Florence was a member of St. Lawrence Church and Women's Guild in Carroll, RSVP and the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary. She owned and operated, with her husband, theaters in Carroll, Storm Lake, Cherokee and Jefferson. She enjoyed arranging flowers and spending time with her grandchildren and friends.
Florence was preceded in death by her parents; brothers - George and Melvin Busche; sisters - Agnes Neil and Clara Simon; and a grandson - Bradley Marshall.
Florence is survived by her husband - Delbert of 67 years, Carroll; son - David Farrell and wife Joanne, Dunellon, Fla.; daughters - Barbara Marshall and husband David, Goodyear, Ariz. and Nancy Farrell, Ft. Collins, Colo.; grandchildren - Mark Farrell and wife Peggy, Greg Farrell and wife Autumn, Michael Marshall and wife Diane, Chris Marshall and Tessa Marshall; great grandchildren - Madison Marshall and Dustin Schallert; sister - Helen Quinn, Carroll; sisters-in-law Maxine Busche, Carroll and Elayne Busche, Carroll; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for St. Anthony Hospice.