March 11, 1921 - Aug. 3, 2008
Hazel Blum, age 87, Alta and formerly of Storm Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral services for Mrs. Blum were held Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Bruce Lesemann officiating. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. 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
Hazel Edith Delbridge Johnson Blum was born March 11, 1921 to Fred Christian Delbridge and LaVina (Bitter) Delbridge at their home near Storm Lake in Washington Township, Buena Vista County, where her parents farmed. At an early age, they moved to a farm south of Sulphur Springs in Providence Township in Buena Vista County. Hazel attended Providence School for herentire education. She graduated in 1938. She was active in sports, music, 4-H and church as a youth.
Hazel was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Sulphur Springs and was baptized into the Christian faith on April 12, 1936.
She was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake on April 14, 1946.
On Jan. 21, 1941, Hazel was united in marriage to Johnnie Paul Johnson in Aurelia To this union, two children were born: daughter, Jean Marion and son, Kenneth Paul. Hazel and Johnnie raised their family and farmed 32 years on a farm south of Storm Lake in Sac County. She enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed helping with the farm work.
On Jan. 31, 1972, Hazel and Johnnie moved to their home in Storm Lake because of Johnnie's failing health. Johnnie died of a heart attack on July 29, 1972. On Jan. 25, 1977, Hazel married Clifford Blum. Clifford died April 23, 1991.
Hazel was especially interested in her children's activities. She was a 4-H leader for five years and President of St. John Lutheran Ladies Aid for two years.
Hazel always enjoyed being busy. She worked as a waitress, a clerk, and later as a housekeeper at Buena Vista Hospital for 14 years.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Jean, and her late husband, Dean Brechwald, Alta; her son, Kenneth, and his wife, Marcia Johnson, Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren: Ryan Johnson, Robb Brechwald, Lisa Johnson, Travis Brechwald, Megan Stoulil; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Fern Plumhoff, Sun City West, Ariz.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Preceding Hazel in death were her parents, Fred Debridge and Lavina (Bitter) Delbridge; her husbands, Johnnie Johnson and Clifford Blum; and her sisters: Viola Spooner, Stella Mahan, Mae Van Citters and Anna Wood.
David N. Mueller
Oct. 13, 1938 - July 28, 2008
David N. Mueller, 69, Newell, Iowa, died Monday, July 28, 2008 at Loring Hospital in Sac City, Iowa. At Mr. Mueller's request, no public services will be held and his body was cremated under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
David Nicholaus Mueller was born Oct. 13, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Nicholaus and Cecil Mae (Louderback) Mueller. He was raised in the Cincinnati area and received his education there.
David entered the United States Air Force in 1957 and served his country until he was medically retired in 1965.
On March 16, 1963, David wed Maria Pilar Leon in Spain, and they were married for 34 years. The couple was blessed with two sons, David and Daniel.
David enjoyed traveling as long as his health permitted it, and he liked playing cards with friends and family. His family was always at the center of his life and he treasured the times he spent with his sons. In later years, his grandchildren held a special place in his heart. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his son, David J.N. (Patricia) Mueller, Newell; his son, Daniel C.P. (Evangelina) Mueller, Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren: Andrew Mueller, Newell; Cordell Mueller and Bryell Mueller, both of Cincinnati; sister Shirley (Lou) Smith, Cincinnati; sister Lois Hammann of North Carolina; one nephew, many nieces, extended family and friends.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
Aug. 6, 1938 - Aug. 4, 2008
Myra Glawe died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee.
Funeral services for Myra B. Glawe, 69, Cherokee, will be Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at 10 a.m.. at the Congregational Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Rushmore, Minn.
Visitation will be Friday from 2-8 p.m., with the family being present from 6-8 p.m., at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia.
Myra Belle Blumentritt was born Aug. 6, 1938, the daughter of Harold and Leola (Garner) Blumentritt in La Cross, WI. She graduated from high school. She worked at Wilson Foods in Cherokee. She enjoyed having coffee with friends and spending time with family and grandchildren.
Preceding Myra in death were her parents and an infant sister.
Survivors include her children, Debbie and her husband Mike Nelson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Bonnie and her husband Jon TeBrake, Carroll; Rollin and his wife Leah Glawe, Remsen; and Ron and his wife Lori Glawe, Worthington, Minn.; seven grandchildren and five great-grand children. Also surviving are two brothers, David and his wife Lori Blumentritt and Byron and his wife Julie Blumentritt all of Arizona and other relatives and friends.
April 14, 1916 - Aug. 1, 2008
Lois Elizabeth Endersby, 92, Papillion, Neb., and a long time resident of Sioux Rapids, died of natural causes on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008, at Papillion Manor, a local care facility.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements. Friends who wish to send on-line condolences to the family may do so via the Sliefert Funeral Home website: www.sliefert.com
Lois was the daughter of George and Verna (Hartman) Brown and was born April 14, 1916 in Dawson, where she spent her childhood.
After she graduated from high school in 1934, she attended York College and the University of Iowa, graduating in 1938. Also in that same year, on Aug. 16 she married David E. Endersby, who was still a student in the college of dentistry. The following academic year, she taught school near Iowa City and in 1940, following David's graduation, they moved to Sioux Rapids, where Dr. Endersby practiced dentistry for the next 59 years.
Lois moved from Sioux Rapids into a retirement community in Milford in 2004 and later to Papillion, Neb. in 2007.
Lois was active in numerous church and civic clubs, including: Eastern Star, Women's Federated Club and Campers on Mission, as well as being a founding member of the women's prayer group in Sioux Rapids. She had a love of music and taught piano and electric organ to many area students. She was the pianist at her church for many years and sometimes directed the church choir.
One of Lois' favorite leisure activities was reading. She loved to travel and camp with her husband and family and took numerous interesting trips. She enjoyed gardening and canning fruit and vegetables and being the proud mother of her three children.
Lois is survived by her three children and their spouses: Lorna and Rodney Burgeson, Spirit Lake; Elizabeth and Dennis Urbanos, Omaha, Neb.; and Dick and Linda Endersby, also of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; her husband of 69 years; and one great-granddaughter, Kathryn Mills.
Chester "Chet" Neal
There will be a memorial service Sunday, Aug 10 at 10 a.m. for Chester "Chet" Neal at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 320 Seneca Street, Storm Lake.
Chet's family would like to invite friends to remember him with them.