Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hugo Hucke

March 29, 1926 - Nov. 2, 2008

Funeral services for Hugo Hucke, 82, Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, will be Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at 10:30 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 till 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8, at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. A memorial fund has been established.

Hugo Otto Hucke was born March 29, 1926 on a farm near Lawton, the son of Hugo A. and Bertha (Woldt) Hucke. He attended school in Lawton and received his GED in 1996. He was in the Army Reserves for six years. Hugo ran a milk truck out of Sioux City, and worked for Allis Chalmers in Sioux City for three years. On March 4, 1951, Hugo married Lucille Ruth Will in Sioux City. In 1953 they moved to her families farm near Aurelia. Hugo farmed until he suffered a heart attack on Oct. 9, 1997. Lucille died Sept. 9, 2000. Hugo married Lila Jones at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia on Nov. 20, 2004. They lived in Cherokee.

Hugo was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, and was a lifetime member of the Knights of Pythius. He was involved with doing church mission work, and had traveled to Antigua, Jamaica, Costa Rica, and three times to Mexico. In 1992 he was also involved with Habitat For Humanity, working on homes in Des Moines, Ames, and Sioux City. He enjoyed woodworking, and giving people a bad time.

Hugo died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008 at the Countryside Estates Nursing Home in Cherokee, where he had been a resident for two weeks.

Preceding Hugo in death were his parents, his wife Lucille, one brother, Alvin Hucke, three sisters, Marie DeLaughter, Leona Quinn and Alvina Larsen, and one step-great-grandson, Alec Mouw.

Survivors include his wife Lila of Cherokee, three children: Michele (Shelly) and her husband Dr. Brian Dubes of Lenoir City, Tenn., Tom Hucke of Aurelia, and Marsha Hucke of Iowa City, four grandchildren, Ryan and his wife Cheri Dubes of Scottsdale, Ariz., Nathan Dubes of Mesa, Ariz., Patricia (Trish) Dubes of Nashville, Tenn., and Bryce Dubes of Lenoir City, Tenn., and three great-grandchildren, William, Lauren and Emily Dubes. Also surviving are two stepchildren, Carol Walters of Cherokee, and Scott and his wife Erin Jones of Altoona, four step-grandchildren, Stephanie Mongan of Cherokee, Tasha and Chris Mouw of Doon, Jeremy Walters of Spencer and Weston Jones of Altoona, four step-great-grandchildren, Skyler and Dalton Mongan and Collin and Abigail Mouw, and other relatives and friends.

Frieda C. Meyer

Aug. 31, 1913 - Oct. 29, 2008

Frieda C. Meyer, age 95, of Storm Lake, died on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

Funeral services for Mrs. Meyer were held on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Interment was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake.

The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of arrangements. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website:

Frieda Charlotte Siebe, the daughter of Frederick and Anna (Scholle) Siebe, was born at Jansen, Neb., on Aug. 31, 1913. Frieda baptized into the Lutheran faith on Sept. 21, 1913, and she was confirmed on Aug. 21, 1927. She lived her youth and was educated in the Jansen area, receiving her education in a country school.

On Jan. 4, 1934, Frieda was united in marriage to Alvin William Meyer at the Peace Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Neb. This couple was blessed with two children: Ronovan and Betty. Alvin and Frieda were engaged in farming at Fairbury, Neb. before moving to the Storm Lake area in 1944, where they continued with their farming and raising livestock. In 1971, they retired and moved into Storm Lake. Alvin died on Dec. 21, 1998. Frieda later became a resident of the Methodist Manor Residential Care Facility. When Otsego Place was built, Frieda was one of the first residents of this independent living home and residing there enhanced the last years of her life. Frieda was an accomplished seamstress and did a great deal of sewing and also making quilts for her family, friends, and church. She also enjoyed the fellowship of her many friends at Otsego Place and had a good time playing games and cards with them. Frieda's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of her life and she loved spending time with them and following their activities.

Frieda was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Storm Lake, the Altar Guild, the Ladies Aid, and had participated in a community sewing club.

Those who will love, honor, and cherish her memory include her family: Ronovan and Jane Meyer of Alta; and Betty and Terry Penniman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; her grandchildren: Cheryl Meyer and Derek Anderson of Minneapolis, Minn.; Bruce and Jane Meyer of Stanton, Neb.; Tyler and Angela Penniman of Denver, Colo.; Adelina Penniman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; her great-grandchildren: Kaden and Brody Meyer, and Lily Penniman; her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Carol Siebe of Fremont, Neb.; two sisters: Wilma Eaton of Mankato, Kan. and Erna Zimmerman of Omaha, Neb.; five sisters-in-law: Wilma Gnuse of Omaha, Neb.; Elsie Ebke of DeWitt, Neb.; Lavina Schisow of Fairbury, Neb.; Emily Grummert of Harlan; Leona Siebe of Jansen, Neb.; and Linda Siebe of Colorado Springs, Colo.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers: Herbert, Marvin, Walter and Norman Siebe, and four sisters: Esther Siebe, Nora Zieman, Malinda Coleman and Alma Weichel.

Michael Schuelke

Michael Schuelke, age 52, of Alta, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services for Mr. Schuelke were held on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Interment was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake.

The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of arrangements.