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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Darold Charles Anderson

Nov. 25, 1938 - Oct. 24, 2008

Darold Charles Anderson, age 69, of Alta, passed away on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center of Storm Lake.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Church of Christ of Alta with Rev. Kevin Lewis officiating. Burial was at the Buena Vista Memorial Cemetery of Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.

Darold Charles Anderson was born Nov. 25, 1938 on a farm in Lincoln Township in Buena Vista County; the son of Francis and Lucille (Swinderman) Anderson.

He was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Storm Lake in 1954. Darold attended and graduated from Storm Lake High School with the class of 1958.

After graduation, he worked for his family at Anderson Garbage Hauling. In 1960 he went to work for Wunder's Tire Repair working there until 1978 having to resign due to ill health. He was a dedicated employee at Wunder's answering the call to duty no matter what the hour which the local farmers and truck drivers appreciated. Darold had also purchased 20 acres of land north of Storm Lake that he used as his salvage yard, recycling the treasures that he would find.

After 1978, Darold resided with his sister, Goldie, becoming part of her immediate family's circle. He helped raise her family and traveled along on their family vacations. Her children were positively and artistically encouraged by Darold as he became like a father figure to them.

Survivors include two sisters Vera Hallengren, of Alta, Goldie Poulson, of Alta; two brothers Earl and his wife, Marie Anderson, of Cherokee and Robert Anderson, of Sioux City; a brother in law Richard Burnette of Meadows of Dan, Va. Other survivors include his seventeen nieces and nephews, Dan Hallengren, of Monmouth, Ill., John and wife Jamie Hallengren, of Keene, N.H., Shirley and husband, Al Stamp, of Galva, Janet Lintin and friend Tom Borer, of Ames, Marsha and husband Steve Hamer, of Alta, Dave and his wife, Charlotte Hallengren of Europe, Michael and wife, Kathy Loats, of Eden Prairie, Minn., Michelle and husband Ed Hackbarth, of Iowa Falls, Midge and husband Lynn Evans, of Hartley, Mark and wife Kelli Loats, of Velva, N.D., Melanie Poulson and friend Chris Harmon of Sioux City, Martin Poulson and friend Mindy Taylor of Alta, Rick and wife Rhonda Burnette of Black Ridge, Va., Darrell and wife Terri of Willis, Va., Jeff and wife Carrie of Willis, Va., and Heather and husband DJ of Floyd, Va.

Darold was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mary Burnette, Betty Lou Anderson at age 5 and infant sister Shirley Ann Anderson.

Alvina Lewis

Sept. 6, 1916 - Oct. 26, 2008

Memorial services for Alvina Lewis, 92, of Aurelia, will be Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at 10:30 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be at the church one-half hour prior to the service. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.

Alvina Irene Otten was born Sept. 6, 1916 in Peterson, the daughter of Howard and Mary Otten. She attended and graduated from the Highview School where she was an avid basketball player. On Aug.16, 1934, Alvina married James Ray Lewis at the Congregational Church parsonage in Aurelia. The couple farmed in the Aurelia area for 44 years until moving into town in 1978. Alvina also worked as a nurse's aide at MHI in Cherokee and at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia for many years. Alvina was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia for more than 60 years, was a member of the Aurelia Dance Group, and the Aurelia 500 Club. She enjoyed playing cards, cooking, gardening, and she loved her children.

Alvina died Sunday, Oc.26, 2008 at the Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia where she had been a resident since Dec. 30, 2003.

Preceding Alvina in death were her parents, her husband James on Sept. 2, 2002, one grandson, Colton Evan Eason, and three brothers, Alvin (Red), Omer, and Chet Otten.

Survivors are her four children: Mardell Bumann of Fayetteville, N.C., Jerry Lewis of Aurelia, Gary and his wife Bonnie Lewis of Aurelia, and Vicki and her husband Dean Regennitter of Aurelia. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Lynn and her husband Bob Bean of Fayetteville, N.C., Brian and his wife Emily Bumann of Davidson, N.C., Robert Lewis of Aurelia, Michael and his wife Jennifer Lewis of Osage, Chad and his wife Mindy Lewis of Larrabee, Carolyn and her husband Kordell Kruse of Aurelia, Kent and his wife Becky Lewis of Aurelia, Kris Wegner of Muscatine, Dawn and her husband Thad Eason of Roca, Neb., and Kayla and her husband Derek Wigand of Correctionville, fifteen great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

James Hildreth

James Hildreth, age 82, of Alta, died Oct. 25, 2008 at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at the Alta United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church. Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via www.fratzkejensen.com

LaVonne Luhman

LaVonne Luhman, age 67, of Aurelia, formerly of Newell, died Oct. 24, 2008 at her home in Aurelia.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008 at the Nemaha United Methodist Church. Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via www.fratzkejensen.com.