Oct. 29, 1916 - Aug. 8, 2008
Funeral services for Paul R. Jones, 91, of Aurelia, will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia, with Military Honors by Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. with the family being present from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established.
Paul Robert Jones was born Oct. 29, 1916, in Aurelia, the son of Robert Raymond and Bessie Blanche (Loucks) Jones. Paul attended school and graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1934. Then he attended Iowa State Teachers College, graduating with his B. S. Degree in 1938. Paul was the first All American Football Player named at the college. Later he was inducted into the sports Hall of Fame at the University of Northern Iowa. Paul taught school and coached at Correctionville, Adair, and Spencer, Iowa. On June 1, 1941 Paul married Genevieve Cathrine Ostergaard in Cedar Falls, who was teaching school in Correctionville. He was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 15, 1942, and obtained the rank of First Lieutenant, being honorably discharged at San Francisco, Calif. in 1947. While in military service he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He then returned home and farmed until his retirement on Oct. 29, 1978. In 1981 the couple moved to Kissimmee, Fla. Paul returned to Aurelia following the death of Genevieve on Jan. 23, 2008, when he became a resident of Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center. Paul was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, the Grashoff-McManus American Legion Post #390 of Aurelia, and Rotary in Florida where he received the Paul Harris Fellow award. He enjoyed playing Bridge, all sports, reading, walking and swimming, and most of all spending time with his family.
Paul died Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at the Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia.
Preceding Paul in death were his parents, his wife Genevieve, an infant son, Clayton Howard in 1953, two sisters, Gladys and Gertrude, and one brother, Richard.
Survivors include; one daughter, Janis Gifford and her partner Tom Sjoberg of Kissimmee, Fla., three sons and their wives, Ron and Sue Jones of Aurelia, Roger and Betty Ann Jones of Kissimmee, Fla., and Bruce and Deena Jones of Aurelia, 12 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
July 16, 1923 - Aug. 8, 2008
Ivan Janning, age 85, of Storm Lake, died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at his residence in Storm Lake.
Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Ivan Joseph Janning was born on July 16, 1923 in Carroll County, to George and Mary (Mueller) Janning. He lived with his parents on a farm in Carroll County, and was baptized at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Mount Carmel. He attended early grade school at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School. His family moved to a farm in Buena Vista County, and he attended St. Mary's School in Storm Lake. He was later confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church. In 1941, Ivan graduated from St. Mary's High School.
On Nov. 20, 1947, Ivan was united in marriage to Ardis Christensen. To this union, six children were born: Jerelyn, Jane, Judy, David, Thomas, and infant son. Ardis died during childbirth in Sept., 1965. On June 1, 1981, Ivan married Bettie Lee (Kolsky) Thomsen at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake.
Ivan's faith was a great source of strength and guidance through out his life. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He served as a Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Legion of Mary in past years. Ivan was very adamant about the lifetime benefits of Catholic education, and gave generously to his alma mater, St. Mary's School.
For many years, Ivan owned and operated a Storm Lake agricultural business, selling and erecting grain bins, dryers, and conveying equipment. After his retirement in 1994, Ivan enjoyed time to golf, fish, and work in his yard. He was recognized in the community as a constant walker along the lake trails, usually carrying a plastic bag for picking up litter. He enjoyed many good times with friends in Storm Lake, and those made while he and Bettie lived in their winter home in Nevada. More than anything, Ivan cherished times with family and friends. Additionally, Ivan worked extensively in past years to establish the present location of the Buena Vista Work Activities Center for developmentally disabled adults.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Bettie L. Janning of Storm Lake; his daughter, Judy Janning-Reicks and her husband, Allen of Pella; his sons: David Janning and his wife, Sharon of Storm Lake; and Thomas Janning and his wife, Jeannie of Sparks, Nev.; six grandchildren: Patrick Vance and his wife, Roxanna of Atlanta, Ga., Heidie Hodgen and her husband, Mike of Storm Lake, Heather Janning of Des Moines, Laura Reicks of Des Moines, Samuel Reicks of Chicago, Ill., and Nathan Janning of Sparks, Nev.; five great grand children: Ellie and Alexa Hodgen, Conner and Iowa Vance, and Katelyn Hanson; two stepchildren: Ann Watson and her husband, Ross of Spencer, and Vince Thomsen and his wife, SunA of Tampa, Fla.; step-grandchildren: Shawn Watson of Westminister, Colo., Beth Watson of Coralville, and Thomas Jon Thomsen of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters: Henrietta Kestel of Storm Lake and Mary Nyhus of Sioux City; and many extended family and good friends.
Preceding Ivan in death are his parents; his first wife, Ardis Janning and infant son (Sept. 1965); two daughters: Jerelyn Vance and Jane Janning; and two grandchildren: Debra and Ryan Vance (plane crash in Aug,1975); brothers: Joseph, Clarence, Paul, and Cletus.
Keith L. Domino
Oct. 25, 1921 - Aug. 7, 2008
Keith L. Domino, age 86, of Storm Lake, and formerly of Early, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral Services for Mr. Domino were held Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Reverend Terry Pollard of the Early United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was held at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Keith L. Domino was born Oct. 25, 1921 to Homer and Elizabeth (Ridler) Domino. He attended Eden Township School in Sac County, Iowa, and later transferred to Early Public School, where he graduated from high school in 1940. He then attended the National School of Aeronautics in Kansas City and graduated in Nov., 1941.
Keith was employed at the Martin Bomber Plant in Omaha, Nebraska before he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He was honorably discharged in 1945. He then went into farming in partnership with his brother Mars.
On Jan. 16, 1946, Keith was married to Shirley Drewry at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Omaha. To this union two children were born: Greg and Colleen. Keith and Shirley lived all their married life in the Early - Nemaha area.
Keith loved all aspects of farming and devoted his whole life to it. He especially loved to feed cattle, sheep and hogs, and enjoyed buying and selling the livestock. In later years, he enjoyed gardening and caring for his fruit trees. He shared much of his produce with family and friends. Keith also enjoyed quiet time spent reading books. He was a 50-years-plus member of the Early United Methodist Church and a Past Patron of the Eastern Star. He enjoyed playing cards with his grandchildren and watching college and NBA basketball games on television.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Shirley; an infant sister, Bambi; his sisters Blythe Domino and Marjorie Adams; and his granddaughter, Bethine Lens.
He is survived by his son, Greg (Marilyn) Domino of Schaller, Iowa; his daughter, Colleen (Jim) Lens, of Burlington; three grandchildren: Joshua (Jill) Lens of St. Louis, Mo.; Stacey Lens of Chicago, Ill.; and Chris (Nicole) Domino of Early; two step-grandchildren: Molly (Tom) Mohr of Cherokee; and Ryan (fiancee Susie) Bainbridge of Paullina; many great-grandchildren; his brother, Mars (Donna) Domino of Sac City; sister-in-law Anne Willert, also of Sac City; many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Mary Joyce Glowczewsky Cavanaugh
Dec. 27, 1919 - Aug. 10, 2008
On Aug. 10, 2008, Mary Joyce Glowczewsky Cavanaugh went home to Heaven to dance with her husband, Dale, and party with the Lord.
Funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lak. Burial was at the St. Mary's Cemetery. The Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.
Joyce was born on Dec. 27, 1919, in Makoti, N.D., the daughter of Leo S. and Grace (Gustafson) Glowczewsky. She rode the train to Iowa as a small girl, and it was in Storm Lake that she met and married the love of her life (Dale Cavanaugh) and raised her five children, Nancy (Bittner), Jan (Logan), Pat (Seiner), Tim Cavanaugh and Julie (Hofmeyer) on a cozy acreage north of town.
Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Joyce knew that she was kind and generous; loyal and honest; witty and sharp; a shoulder to lean on, and a barrel of fun. She was also a firecracker. She enjoyed card games, cooking and baking, nightly whiskey sours (three pointers), Ozzie Smith and the Cardinals, game shows, sports, crossword puzzles, storytelling, the Saint Mary's Panthers, and above all, spending time with her family, which she treasured above all things. Joyce relished history and had wonderful stories to share about her youth, and her own parents, and living in California during World War II, and getting into mischief - but the greatest stories she told involved Dale - theirs was a true Hollywood romance.
Mom/Momma/Mamacita/Nana taught us many lessons to take with us on our own journeys, most of which she showed us just by example. Joyce was a devout Catholic who had daily chats with God and she raised a virtuous family - who loves each other above all things. The true testament to her good works.
It was always with a gentle hand and an open chair at the kitchen table that she made miracles happen. She was a light on the porch, a bucket on her head, ice cream under the table, playing pretend church, holding candles, button-button-who's got the button, homebase, safe place, clean it up and cover for you, a bear hug just when you needed it, a listening ear, a quiet friend, a partner in crime, a worthy mentor, a friend to everyone she met, and a constant in all of our lives. When the whole world went out, she always came in. She made each of us truly believe we were her favorite.
Left to love her from a distance and cherish her memory are as follows: her sister and brother-in-law Franny and Don Carl, sister Lois Cerny, daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Ed Bittner, grandson Todd, his wife Chris, and their kids Olivia and Luke, grandson Jeff, his wife Joy, and their daughter Savannah, granddaughter Melissa, her husband Mike, and their kids Natalie, Abby and Ryan, granddaughter Traci, daughter Jan, daughter and son-in-law Pat and Denny Seiner, granddaughter Ellie, her husband Chad, and their son Joshua, granddaughter Anna and her husband, Drew, grandsons Mike and John, granddaughter Rachael, son and daughter-in-law Tim and Peg Cavanaugh, granddaughter Meghan, grandson Bailey, daughter and son-in-law Julie and Steve Hofmeyer, granddaughters Alison, Kristina and Jenna Lenz, many nieces and nephews, and a gaggle of lifelong friends.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale, infant brother Leo, and infant grandson Charlie Cavanaugh.
The Cavanaughs are missing their leader, but Heaven has gained an angel.
And a hell of a dancer.
Here's to ya, Mom. Thanks for everything, and love you always.
See ya next time.