Dorothy Wilson, age 96, of Schaller, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Services for Mrs. Wilson will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Schaller. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may call on Friday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller.
May 27, 1919 - Nov. 9, 2008
Helen Murphy, age 89, of Fonda, died Sunday evening, Nov. 9, 2008 at Loring Hospital in Sac City.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda, with Rev. Thomas Hart officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery in Fonda. The arrangements are under the direction of the Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda.
Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2006 from 5 - 8 p.m. A Catholic Daughters of America Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. and a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m., both during the visitation time at the church.
Helen Rose Mackey was born May 27, 1919 to Henry and Minnie (Kapsch) Mackey on a farm west of Fonda. She attended a country school and Our Lady of Good Counsel parochial school before graduating from Fonda Community School with a normal training certificate. She taught in a country school known as the Weaver school.
On June 2, 1938, Helen married William "Bill" Murphy at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda. To this union three sons were born: Robert, James and Donald. When Bill retired, they moved to their farm east of Fonda. They moved into Fonda in 1980. They loved to travel and visited almost all the states and Hawaii.
Helen was a lifetime member of Holy Family Society, a 50-year member of the Catholic Daughters of America, and a former member of Missionary Society. She loved to embroider and crochet, and she made an afghan for each of her grandchildren when they graduated. She also enjoyed gardening and sharing the bounty with others, baking, and playing cards. She was very proud of her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren, always keeping track of them and their many activities.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; a sister, Grace; and a great-granddaughter, Miriah Murphy.
The surviving family members are: Bob (Mary Ellen) of Cedar Falls; Jim (Sharon) Murphy and Don (Linda) Murphy, all of Jolley; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Alice Murphy of Fonda and Benita Eberle Lubinus of Pocahontas.
Marylin Frances Sievers-Tronson
Nov. 10, 1933 - Nov. 8, 2008
Services for Marylin Frances Sievers-Tronson were held on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Pastor Paul Hansen officiated and interment was hled at Baker Township Cemetery, Melvin. Warner Funeral Home in Spencer was in charge of arrangements.
Marylin Frances Tronson, the daughter of Harold and Thelma (Peterson) Fink, was born on Nov. 10, 1933, in Peterson. At a young age, Marylin's family moved to the Melvin area where she attended school and graduated from high school in 1951. After graduation, she worked as a nurse's aide at the Spencer Hospital and then as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone Co. in Spencer.
On Dec. 11, 1953, Marylin married Marlin Sievers in Spirit Lake. Following their marriage, she worked at several jobs in several communities: a Deputy Clerk of Court for Dickinson County, an accounts receivable clerk for Hygrade Foods, a head secretary for Dekalb Ag Research, a personal line secretary for Northwest Insurance & Real Estate and Homeland Insurance all in Storm Lake, and a district agent for Prudential Insurance Co. in Sioux City.
On Oct. 10, 1985, Marylin married Orville Tronson in Sioux City. Following their marriage, she was a real estate agent for Century 21 and Homeland Realty in Sioux City. She retired in 1992 and moved to Spencer in 1996. Marylin was artistic and enjoyed painting, reading, cooking, listening to music and debating politics. She also had a playful personality and loved to spend time with family and friends. She was a member of the Toastmasters and United Methodist Church while she was in Storm Lake.
Marylin passed away at the Spencer Hospital on Nov. 8, 2008, at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Orville of Spencer; three daughters: Sandra Sievers-Meighan of Storm Lake, Susan Snater and her husband, Mike of Winona, Minn. and Sharon Baker and her husband, Mike of Anchorage, AK; one son, Steve Sievers and his wife, Rebecca of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; her step-daughter, Debra Phelan and her husband, Randy of Montana; two step-sons: Steve Tronson and his wife, Jeanne of Goodyear, Ariz. and Jeffrey Tronson of Sioux City; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; two sisters: Carole Meyers and her husband, Virgil of Willmar, Minn. and Gladys Doyne and her husband, Mark of Clearwater, Fla.; two brothers: Conrad Fink and his wife, Monica of Los Alamos, N.M. and Ted Fink of Arlington Tex.; other relatives and friends.
Gregory "Greg" William Pepper
Feb. 25, 1947 - Nov. 9, 2008
Gregory "Greg" William Pepper, age 61, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008 at his home in Casper, Wyo. Born Feb. 25, 1947 in Sioux City, he grew up and graduated from high school in Storm Lake. After high school he joined the US Army serving in Viet Nam. Greg returned to Iowa after his military service and became one of the first Paramedics in the State of Iowa. In 1983 he moved to Casper and became a fireman at the airport. Greg enjoyed motorsports, model railroading, flying and his dogs. Greg loved his family and was especially loved by his nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his wife Laurie of Casper, Wyo.; sister Penny Guthrie of Murrieta, Calif., and brother Steve Pepper of Encinitas, Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
Private services and burial will be at Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyo.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies, 601 16th St, C342, Golden, CO. 80401
Newcomer Family Funeral Home in Casper, Wyo. is in charge of arrangements.