Emma H. Dirkx
May 17, 1916 - July 16, 2008
Emma H. Dirkx, 92, Storm Lake, died Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral Mass was celebrated by Reverend Bruce Lawler at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 21 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Storm Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Those who wish to send on-line condolences to the family may do so via the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home website: www.fratzkejensen.com
Emma Henrietta Stork was born May 17, 1916 in Wall Lake, the daughter of Frank and Minnie (Tiefenthaler) Stork. She was baptized as an infant at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Breda, Iowa and affirmed her faith as a youth at her confirmation in the same parish in Breda. Emma received her education in St. Bernard's School in Breda, graduating from St. Bernard's High School with the Class of 1934.
On March 27, 1940, Emma was united in holy matrimony to Elmer Dirkx at St. Bernard's Parish in Breda. The couple was blessed with eight children: Diane, Carlene, Mary Jo, Allan, Ardan, Jolette, Richard and LaVern. Emma's family and her church were her priorities her entire life. She was a homemaker in the truest sense of the word: she loved to keep a warm and comfortable home for her family.
A faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, Emma willingly shared her talents with her Lord as a member of St. Mary's Guild, where she helped stitch many quilts to be shared with those less fortunate. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Emma enjoyed socializing with friends and neighbors in the Friendly Neighbors Club, 500 Club and Euchre Club. She sewed beautifully and enjoyed doing alterations in her home for others. For relaxation, Emma and Elmer shared a love of fishing and she was always ready to take a fishing trip.
A loving and devoted wife and mother, Emma found a special place in her heart for her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren when they came along in her later years. Her kind and caring ways will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Diane (Russell) Meyer, Alta; Carlene (Paul) Illum, Marshalltown; Mary Jo (Don) Johnston, Overland Park, Kan.; Allan (Rita) Dirkx, Granger; Ardan (Kathy) Dirkx, Storm Lake; Jolette (Ron) Honsbruch, Cherokee; Richard (Becky) Dirkx, Storm Lake; and LaVern (Monica) Dirkx, Carroll; 25 grandchildren:Yvonne Meyer, Shari (Keith) Roethler, Theodore (Janet) Meyer, Karen (Jon) Crilly, Thomas (Samantha) Meyer, Randy (Patty) Illum, Allan (Michelle) Illum, Michael (Kristi) Illum, Craig (Jobyna) Johnston, Mary (Michael) Kolpin, Brian (Michele) Dirkx, Kara (Trent) Abrahamson, Chad (Denise) Dirkx, Kelli (Curtis) Binder, Tami (Sean) Beachem, Aaron Honsbruch, Gwen (Jason) Spooner, Jeffrey (Anne) Dirkx, Jodi (Shawn) Benberg, David (Jill) Dirkx, Scott (Amanda) Dirkx, Matthew Dirkx, Sara Dirkx, Christopher Dirkx, and Michael Dirkx; 40 great-grandchildren: Tara, Trista, Jonathon, Elijah, Michael, Bruce, Latoya, Payton, Kate, Randy, Matthew, Lea, Amber, Joshua, Austin, Jacob, Kathryn, Jacob, Hudson, Alexandria, Stuart, Andrew, Jenna, Devin, Jada, MaKayla, Aurora, Ethan, Benjamin, Ava, Justine, Drew, Bennett, Oliver, Austin, Aidan, Ashton, Natalie, Morgan, and Lucas; one great-great-grandchild: Kailyn; sisters-in-law Margaret Reiling, Carroll and Rita Stork, Seattle, Wash.; many extended family members and a host of friends.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer, in 1981; her brothers: Connie, Irwin and Vernon Stork; and her sisters: Elizabeth Stork, Colette Stork, Sister Myra Stork and Leone Jensen.
Feb. 3, 1920 - July 22, 2008
Valeria Sauter, 88, Varina, passed away Tuesday, July 22, at her home.
Services for Mrs. Sauter were held Tuesday, July 29, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Varina. Reverends Sidy Punnoose and Thomas Hart will concelebrate the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial was in St. Columbkille Cemetery in Varina. The Mahaney Funeral Home of Fonda was in charge of the arrangements
Val was born Feb. 3, 1920 in Mallard to Mark and Elizabeth Schuller. She attended Mallard schools and graduated from Mallard High School in 1937. After graduation she worked in the Mallard Post Office until July 1941 when she moved to Tucson, Ariz., where she worked for a local drug store.
On Nov. 30, 1946, Val was united in marriage to Edward Arthur Sauter at Saint Mary's Church in Mallard, with Father Illg officiating. They made their home on a farm east of Varina, until moving into Varina in 1955. Here they raised their five boys.
Val's family and faith were the most important things in her life. She loved to bake and always had goodies ready for company or to take to family. Her oven was always ready. In addition to being at home and raising her boys, she worked at Maneman Grocery and was the Varina City Clerk for 35-plus years. She was a long time member of St. Columbkille Altar Society and a member of the Varina Library Board.
Val is survived by her five sons: Dan (Shelly) Sauter, Badger; Larry (Sue) Sauter, Arlington, Texas; Terry (Janet) Sauter, Omaha, Neb.; Jack (Sally) Sauter, Rancho Mirage, Calif.; Bill (Ann) Sauter, Elkhorn, Neb.; one brother, Mark (Carol)Schuller Jr., Mallard; one sister-in-law, Ruth Schuller; her 15 grandchildren and her 10 great-grandchildren.
Val was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Sauter; her parents, Mark and Elizabeth Schuller; sisters Eileen, Monica, Dolores; and brothers Bernie and Don.
March 27, 1957 - July 26, 2008
Kim Hardin, 51, Cherokee, died Saturday July 26, 2008 in the Country Side Estates following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 2, 2008 at the Calvary Chapel, Larrabee. Pastor Dave Harkins will officiate. Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Kim was born on March 27, 1957 in Millington, Tenn. to Rollin and Jeanne (Hagen) Klumph. She graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1975. After her graduation she went on to attend Cosmetology School. Kim started her career in cosmetology in Farmington, N.M. and became a cosmetology instructor. Kim married Don Hardin. He preceded her in death. Kim moved to Bellflower, Calif. where she had spent most of her life. In California she worked at the Brown and Root Refinery as a secretary. Kim recently moved to Cherokee to be near her family.
Kim loved to go shopping and work on crafts. She was known for her generosity and strong faith. Kim was a member of the Moose Lodge in Bellflower, Calif.
She is survived by her mother, Jeanne Ruby, Cherokee; five brothers, Mark Klumph, Cherokee; Pete Peterson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; David Peterson, Sioux City; Robert Peterson and his wife, Kathy, Cherokee; John Peterson and his wife, Karen, Cherokee; aunts, Barbara Nicklas, Castle Rock, Wash.; Ruby Alice West and Edith; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Rollin Klumph; step-father, Darren Ruby; a grandmother, Thela Peterson; an aunt JoAnne Mosch.
Judith Rae Applegett
Oct. 28, 1950 - July 19, 2008
Judith Rae Applegett, 57, Branson, Mo., died Saturday, July 19, 2008 at her home.
Memorial services were held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at Pointe Royale Club House in Branson with
Pastor Don Brezavar and Eugene Applegett officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson. Burial will be at a later date.
Judith was born Oct. 28, 1950 in Laurens, the daughter of Louis J. and Mary Ann Thielen Venteicher. She was a retired secretary, a member of the New Horizons Community Church in Branson.. She had been a resident of Branson since 2004.
Survivors are her husband, Eugene Applegett; step-son Todd Applegett and his wife Tracy, Murphysboro, Tenn.; sisters - JoAnn Watson and her husband Mick, and Janice Hoffman and her husband Fred, Iowa; Joyce Van Meeteren and her husband Pete, California; Jean Kroger and her husband Jim, Lyons, Neb.; and Janell Davis, California; brothers - Jerry Venteicher, Branson; John Venteicher and his wife Myong, Dennison; Joe Venteicher and his wife Betty, Carroll; sister-in-law Patti Venteicher, Iowa; brother- and sister-in-law, Harry and Jan Applegett, Florida; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, , Louis Venteicher; and a nephew, Jason Watson.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the New Horizon Community church in Branson, Mo. to Options Pregnancy Center.