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Obituaries

Thursday, November 6, 2008

James Hildreth

Oct. 7, 1926 - Oct. 25, 2008

James Hildreth, 82, Alta, formerly of Storm Lake, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell.

Funeral services for Mr. Hildreth were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Alta United Methodist Church. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements. Those who wish to send on-line condolences may do so via the funeral home website: www.fratzkejensen.com

James W. Hildreth was born Oct. 7, 1926, the son of Chris and Adena B. (Barkmeier) Hildreth in Lohrville. He received his education in the Lohrville School system.

On Jan. 9, 1945, James entered into service to his country in the United States Marine Corp at Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served in the following Theaters of Operation: Pearl Harbor, Guam and Occupation of China before being honorably discharged on Oct. 22, 1946.

On Feb. 16, 1947, James was united in marriage to Vivian Hayes at the United Methodist Church in Rockwell City. They were blessed with five children: Ron, Cal, Jeff, Lori and Scott.

James was baptized and confirmed at Rinard Methodist Church. He was a member of the Storm Lake United Methodist Church.

Over the years, James worked as a blacksmith. He was a member of the Truesdale Fire Department and the Alta V.F.W. He loved horses and farm livestock and took pride in raising hogs. In addition, James was a great handyman and welder. Above all, he loved his family and cherished the time they spent together.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 61 years, Vivian Hildreth, Alta; his children: Ron J. (Karolyn) Hildreth, Alta; Cal W. (Cindy) Hildreth, Alta; Lori A. (Allan) Nordine, Cedar Rapids; and Scott J. (Joanna) Hildreth, Jewell; grandchildren: Shaun Hildreth, Sonya Stimetz, Heather Hildreth, Erin Molgaard, Casey Hildreth, Brandon, Kyle and Megan Nordine, Jamie and Kelsey Hildreth; great grandchildren: Tori Stimetz and Jayden Hildreth-Hartman; two brothers, Chet (Eleanor) Hildreth of Arizona and Boyd Hildreth of California; two sisters: Marlene (Ted) Stacy of Rockwell City, Iowa and Pauline Carlson of Gowrie, Iowa; and other extended family and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents and son, Jeff.

Michael L. Schuelke

April 22, 1956 - Oct. 31, 2008

Michael L. Schuelke, 52, Alta, died on Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center at Storm Lake.

Michael L. Schuelke, the son of Louis A. and Lorene A. (Radke) Schuelke, was born in Cherokee, on April 22, 1956. Michael was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hanover. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Alta in 1970. Michael received his education at the Alta Community School, graduating in 1974.

Upon his graduation, Michael began full-time employment at the Alta Lumber Company where he was employed for many years. He later worked at UnitedBuilding Centers in Storm Lake and the Aurelia Lumber Company in Aurelia.

In his leisure time, Michael enjoyed being outdoors and while his health permitted, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. Michael also enjoyed watching athletic events on television.

Michael's memory will be celebrated by his family: Loren and Nancy Schuelke, Eagle Grove; his uncles: Henry Schuelke, Storm Lake; Leo Schuelke, Des Moines; Edgar and LaVonne Radke and Marvin and Dorothy Radke, all of Alta; his aunts: Marian Bennett, Des Moines; Verna Kraemer, Storm Lake; Ruth Radke, Alta; Marcella Radke, Storm Lake; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents, and several aunts and uncles.

Blessed be the memory of Michael L. Schuelke.

Darold Anderson

Nov. 25, 1938 - Oct. 24, 2008

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

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. 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 and Goldie Poulson, both of Alta; two brothers Earl and his wife, Marie Anderson, Cherokee and Robert Anderson, Sioux City; a brother-in-law Richard Burnette, Meadows of Dan, Va.

Other survivors include his 17 nieces and nephews: Dan Hallengren, Monmouth, Ill.; John and wife Jamie Hallengren, Keene, N.H.; Shirley and husband, Al Stamp, Galva; Janet Lintin and friend Tom Borer, Ames; Marsha and husband Steve Hamer, Alta; Dave and his wife, Charlotte Hallengren of Europe; Michael and wife, Kathy Loats, Eden Prairie, Minn.; Michelle and husband Ed Hackbarth, Iowa Falls; Midge and husband Lynn Evans, Hartley; Mark and wife Kelli Loats, Velva, N.D.; Melanie Poulson and friend Chris Harmon, Sioux City; Martin Poulson and friend Mindy Taylor, Alta; Rick and wife Rhonda Burnette, Black Ridge, Va.; Darrell and wife Terri, Willis, Va.; Jeff and wife Carrie, Willis, Va.; and Heather and husband DJ, 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.



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