Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Richard L. Nelson

Jan. 3, 1923 - Aug. 14, 2008

Richard L. Nelson, age 63, of Linn Grove, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008 in rural Rembrandt.

Funeral services for Mr. Nelson were held on Tuesday, Aug.19, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove. Burial was held at the Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove.

Richard Lee Nelson, the son of Nelvin and Olga (Otteson) Nelson, of Linn Grove, was born July 27, 1945 in Storm Lake. He was baptized, confirmed and remained a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Linn Grove. Richard attended Sioux Valley Community School, graduating in 1963. He completed studies at National Business Training College in Sioux City and returned to the family farm, where he worked until entering the US Army in Jan. 1967. He served for seven years in the Army Security Agency, stationed in the Philippine Islands, Vietnam, and Germany, achieving the rank of SP5. He was honorably discharged in March 1974.

Richard returned to Linn Grove where he farmed with his father and brother. On Nov. 22, 1980, he was united in marriage to Nancy Rock at Trinity Lutheran Church. They made their home on the family farm, where they were blessed with two children, Aaron and Anna. In 2003, Rich began driving truck part time for Huberg Trucking of Royal, while continuing to farm.

Richard was active in his church and served with the honor guard of the Linn Grove Legion Post. Always willing to lend a helping hand, or take time for a good conversation with friends, his kindness, sense of humor, and sincerity were admired by all who knew him. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his children and grandson. They, in turn, considered him their hero and best friend.

Richard passed away suddenly on Aug. 14, 2008, at the age of 63. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelvin and Olga; father-in-law Joseph Rock; nephew Brian Nelson; and brother-in-law Larry Raveling.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his son, Aaron and Tanya Nelson and their son, Andrew Lee, all of Linn Grove; his daughter, Anna Nelson; mother-in-law Vivian Rock; brother Bernard and Maxine Nelson of Linn Grove; sisters: Nelda Nelson of Storm Lake; Carolyn and Francis Kies of Storm Lake; Dianne and Tom Petty of Sioux Rapids, Linda Raveling of Wayne, Neb.; Janice and Ed Nelson of Ida Grove; brother-in-law Jim and Margaret Rock of Peterson; uncle Arlo Nelson of Alta; aunt Dorrene Wingerson of Wilkesboro, N.C.; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.

The memory of Richard as a hard working, caring and devoted man will live on in our hearts until we are reunited in heaven.

Verlond "Barney" Campbell

Jan. 3, 1923 - Aug. 16, 2008

Verlond "Barney" P. Campbell, age 85, of Valley Center, Kan.and formerly of Storm Lake, died on Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Wichita, Kan.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Aug.19, 2008 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake, with Pastor Connie Spitzack officiating. Burial was a t the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lakewas in charge of the arrangements.

Barney was born on Jan. 8, 1923 to Harry and Ruth (Miller) Campbell in Rockwell City. He initially attended grade school in Carroll. Barney was primarily raised by his uncle and aunt, Leon and Julia Galbraith, and consequently he attended Lincoln-Lee school in rural Buena Vista County. He graduated in 1940 from Lincoln-Lee High School.

Following graduation from high school, Barney enrolled at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, where he attended until he was called into military service. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the Philippines and during the occupation of Japan.

Barney was baptized and confirmed at the Congregational Church in Sioux Rapids. During his time in Storm Lake, he was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. After moving closer to his family in Valley Center, Kan., Barney attended the First United Methodist Church.

On June 18, 1944, Barney was united in marriage to Georgia E. Johnson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. This union was blessed with two sons: Bruce and Brian.

Before moving his family to Storm Lake, Barney and Georgia lived in Le Mars. During this time, Barney was responsible for starting the Le Mars Little League Association.

The Campbell family later made their home in Storm Lake. Barney was the owner of a local shoe store and an active community member. He was the founding president of the Storm Lake Lions Club. In addition to his civic duties, Barney lovingly cared for the flowers in the planter boxes in downtown Storm Lake and by the railroad on West Fifth Street. He was known for the beautiful roses he cultivated.

Above all, Barney cherished the many years he spent with Georgia and found comfort in moving to live closer to his sons. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.

Those left to cherish his memory include his two sons: Bruce Campbell and his wife Martha, and Brian Campbell, all of Valley Center, Kan.; three grandchildren: Michael Campbell of Kansas City, Kan.; Carrie Jo Campbell of Dallas, Tex.; and Chelsea Campbell of Yankton, S.D.; extended family and a host of friends.

Barney was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Georgia; brothers Donald and Duane; and sisters Rojean Howe and Virginia Romaine.

Shirley B. Miller

Dec. 23, 1930 - Aug. 14, 2008

Shirley B. Miller, 77, of Dayton, died Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Boone County Hospital.

A celebration of Shirley's life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at the United Methodist church in Dayton. Rev. Keith Putney will officiate. Shirley has donated her body to the Des Moines University Hospital. Interment of her cremains in the Dayton Cemetery will be held at a later date. Carson-Stapp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley was born on Dec. 23, 1930, in Aurelia, the daughter of Bert C. and Elvina (Dieterich) Nielsen. She grew up there and graduated with the Aurelia High School class of 1948.

She married Bud Miller in Aurelia, in 1950. Bud and Shirley moved to Dayton in 1956 where they owned and operated the Starline Roller Rink. After they sold the rink she was hired as the Dayton City Clerk and served in that position for 25 years.

Shirley enjoyed traveling and being on the golf course. She was the first woman ever elected to the golf board.

Shirley and Bud were blessed with one son, Michael and his wife Julie; three daughters, Leatha and her huband Ron Hendersen, Cara and Jan; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her two brothers, Robert Lyle and Dale and his wife Shirley Jean. She is also survived by her husband Bud; and by her only sister, Maxine of Plano, Tex.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cancer Society or the Alzheimers Association.