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Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wilma Arlene Strickland

Nov. 22, 1919 - Nov. 18, 2008

Wilma Arlene Strickland, 88, of Atlantic, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at the Heritage House in Atlantic.

Wilma Arlene DeBord, daughter of Arlie Elwood and Dorthea (Davis) DeBord was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Marne. As a child, she lived in several places including Burns, Kansas, and Rogers, Arkansas. They also lived in Marne, Anita, and Atlantic.

Arlene was baptized on March 22, 1959, at the First Christian Church in Atlantic.

On June 1, 1940, she was united in marriage to Allie Richard Strickland in Maryville, Mo. The Lord blessed this union with three children; Cheryl, Carolyn and Janet. Most of Arlene and Allie's married life was spent farming in the Exira, Atlantic and Wiota areas. She loved being a farmer's wife and assisted Allie on the farm where they raised their children. After retirement, they built a home in Wiota and lived there until Allie's death, at which time Arlene moved into the Heritage House in Atlantic.

Arlene was a very devoted wife, Mom and Grandma. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Arlene enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening, canning and cooking for her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her twin sister, Jean, and enjoyed trips to Framingham, Mass., to visit her.

Those who will always cherish her memory include her daughters, Cheryl Scarf of Atlantic, Carolyn Buckingham and her husband, David of Antioch, Ill., and Janet Madsen and her husband, Robert of Storm Lake; her grandchildren, Kim Williams of Exira, Allen Scarf and his wife, Melinda of Audubon, David Scarf of Omaha, Neb., Lynda Stearns and her husband, Mark of Center Harbor, N.H., Melissa Buckingham of Kenosha, Wis., Rhonda Johnson of Norwalk, and Kevin Madsen and his wife, Lisa of Muscatine; her 11 great-grandchildren; her sister, Jean Anderson of Framingham, Mass.; her brother, Wayne DeBord and his wife, Betty of Atlantic; her sisters-in-law, Ramona Strickland of Woodward, Doris Strickland of Anita, and Marjorie Strickland of N.C.; her brother-in-law, Howard Strickland of N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Arlene is preceded in death by her parents, Arlie and Dorthea DeBord; her husband, Allie Strickland; her brother, Edward DeBord; her son-in-law, Howard Scarf; her grandson, David Buckingham; her brothers-in-law, Joe, Don, Clarence, Robert and Ralph Strickland; and sisters-in-law, Emma Anderson, Grace Rochholz and Vera Strickland.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov.21, 2008, in the chapel at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic with Pastor Dale Kesterson officiating.

Burial will be in the Exira Cemetery in Exira.

Visitation will be from 12 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic, with the family present to greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m.

The family of Mrs. Strickland appreciates the many expressions of sympathy and concern. We invite you to meet with the family in the Hockenberry Family Care Community Room following the committal service in Exira.

Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosena Pingel

Nov. 3, 1906 - Nov. 17, 2008

Funeral services for Rosena Pingel, 102, of Aurelia, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation will be Friday at the church from 5 until 8 p.m., with the family being present from 6 to . The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements.

Rosena Caroline Frederiche Roggow was born on Nov. 3, 1906, the daughter of Henry William and Louise (Golnitz) Roggow, near Peterson. Rosena attended the Brooke Consolidated School. On March 7, 1933 Rosena married Harry William Edward Pingel. They farmed in the Aurelia area until moving into town on Dec. 1, 1970.

Rosena was a member of ACC, Senior Citizens and the Senior Dance Club. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was baptized, confirmed, married, taught Sunday school for many years, and was a member of the Ladies Aide until the church closed. She then became a member of St. John's Lutheran at Hanover where she was a member of the Ladies Aide. After Rosena entered Sunset Knoll Retirement Home on Nov. 3, 2000, she transferred her membership to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia. Rosena enjoyed music, and had played the violin, organ, and piano, and before she was married she was a member of the Cherokee Symphony. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

Rosena died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at the Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia.

Preceding Rosena in death were her parents, her husband Harry on Dec. 24, 1991, one daughter, LaVonne Smith on July 10, 1992, her twin sister at birth, and two sisters, Irene Sump and Erna Stief.

Survivors include five sons and their wives, Donald and Janice Pingel of Cherokee, Myron and Joyce Pingel of Cherokee, Robert and Judith Pingel of Underwood, Dr. Dean and Linda Pingel of Spencer, and Ivan and Connie Pingel of Latimer, one son-in-law, Jon and his wife LuAnn Smith of Aurelia, 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, one sister, Aleda Stief of Aurelia, nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Virdel Flora Bringle

Sept. 1, 1923 - Nov. 13, 2008

Virdel Flora Bringle, age 85, of Newell, died on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008 at the Newell Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the First Congregational Church in Newell. Burial was in the St. Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery in Stone Church, Ill. on Thursday, Nov. 20. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Newell was in charge of the arrangements.

Virdel Flora Bringle was born on Sept. 1, 1923, in Plum Hill Township, Ill., daughter of Oscar Hoelscher and Mary Brinkman Hoelscher.

The fifth child of nine siblings, Virdel and her family lived on various farms in Plum Hill, Okawville, and Irvington, Ill. She was confirmed in the Christian faith on April 2, 1939. Her confirmation verse was John 15:5: "I am the vine. Ye are the branches. Ye who abide in me and I in him shall bear much fruit." This verse was to remain a theme throughout Virdel's Life.

When Virdel was eighteen, she and her siblings were featured on the front page of the St. Louis Globe Democrat holding a victory sign, with the caption, "a V-conscious Family." It was unique because all nine children had names beginning with the letter V: Velma, Virgil, Virginia, Vernice, Virdel, Vernon, Vera, Verle, and Vilas.

As a young woman, Virdel worked at Emerson Electric, a war production plant in St. Louis, from 1943-1948. It was during this time that her older brother Virgil was killed in Belgium on March 18, 1945.

She married Roy F. Chesney on Sept. 1, 1945, in Irvington, Ill. To this union, four children were born: Nelson, Harriett, Gloria, and Frederic. Roy was called to the ministry in 1948, and together, he and Virdel served churches in Pershing, Mo., Council Bluffs, Glencoe, Minn., and Newell. They moved to Newell in 1962, and Roy died in 1966.

Virdel began working at the Newell Providence School District in January 1970 as a school cook. After 26 1/2 years of service, Virdel retired in May 1996.

Virdel married George Bringle on Aug. 23, 1974 at the First Congregational Church, Newell. This added five more children to the family circle: Charles, Donald, Katherine, Martha, and Scott. They remained married until George died in August 1997.

The two were very active in their churches and community. They enjoyed dancing, golfing, playing cards, and traveling. Virdel was a member of the Mrs. 500 Club and the Sunday Evening Bridge Club. She was also a 43-year member of the Order of Eastern Star. Virdel also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was active in the Women's Fellowship of the First Congregational Church. In addition, she enjoyed baking and sewing.

Virdel was preceded in death by her parents Oscar and Mary Hoelscher, her first husband Roy Chesney, her second husband George Bringle, brother Virgil, sisters Velma Randoll and Virginia Randoll, brothers-in-law Joe Kudelka, Les Rallo, Clarence Randoll and Rudy Randoll. Survivors include her children, Nelson (Nancy) Chesney of Bettendorf; Harriett Chesney (Stephen Kayes) of Mobile, Ala.; Gloria Chesney of Farmington, Minn.; and Frederic (Irish) Chesney of Mansfield, Tex. Her step children include Chuck (Judy) Bringle of St. Augustine, Fla.; Don (Kathy) Bringle of Waukee; Kate Bringle (Maureen Murphy) of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; Marti (Duane) Christensen of Missouri Valley; and Scott (Rhonda) Bringle of Shakopee, Minn. She is also survived by sisters Vernice Kudelka of Florissant, Mo. and Vera Rallo of St. Louis, Mo., and brothers Vernon (Darlene) Hoelscher of St. Louis, Mo. and Verle (Matilda) Hoelscher of Belleville, Ill.; and Vilas (Frieda) Hoelscher of Centralia, Ill.; sister-in-law Alice (Victor) Shubert of Coulterville, Ill. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Lawrence Dugan

Aug. 5, 1940 - Nov. 14, 2008

Long-time Storm Lake attorney, Lawrence "Larry" Dugan, age 68, of Iowa died on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements.

Lawrence Edward Dugan was born on Aug. 5, 1940 to Edward F. and Dorothy M. (Zimmer) Dugan in Davenport. He attended grade school at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Davenport, graduating high school from St. Ambrose Academy. Following his graduation, Larry attended St. Ambrose University where he received his bachelor's degree. Later, Larry enrolled in law school at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated in 1972. Additionally, he was a member of the United States Navy Reserves.

A life-long Catholic, Larry was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Davenport. He was a member of St. Mary's Parish in Storm Lake, a member of the Knights of Columbus and served on the St. Mary's Finance and BINGO Committees.

On Jan. 13, 1968, Larry was united in marriage to Mary M. Robinson in Chicago, Ill. This union was blessed with five children: Kimberly, Jennifer, Brian, Kate and Benjamin.

Larry was an active community member, involved with the Elks Lodge and Lake Creek Country Club. He loved golfing and any spectator sports. Over the years, Larry served his community in the legal capacity as an attorney and advisor. He gained many clients and friends, for whom he worked with and for until his sudden illness.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Kimberly Grussing and her husband, Richard of Rushmore, Minn.; Jennifer Roth and her husband, Brian of Eagan, Minn.; Brian Dugan and his wife, Hollie of West Des Moines; Kate Glode and her husband, Mike of Apple Valley, Minn.; Benjamin Dugan and his wife, Meghan of Apple Valley, Minn.; grandchildren: Bailey, Brooke and Autumn Grussing, Alex and Mary Roth, Madison and Paige Dugan, Stella and Abbigayle Glode, Jackson, Alison and Finnian Dugan; sister-in-law, Judy Dugan of Bettendorf; extended family and a host of friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; and one brother, Donald Dugan.

Wayne C. Thieman

Aug. 8, 1921 - Nov. 14, 2008

Wayne C. Thieman, age 87, of Albert City, died on Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at the St. John Lutheran Church in rural Albert City. Interment was in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in rural Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Albert City was in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Charles Thieman, the son of Charles and Caroline (Blohm) Thieman, was born on the family farm in rural Newell, on Aug.8, 1921. Wayne lived his youth and received his education at Albert City, graduating from the Albert City High School in 1939. Following graduation, Wayne attended Iowa State University in Ames for one year. On Sept. 6, 1942, Wayne entered into active duty in the United States Navy where he faithfully served his country until his honorable discharge on Nov. 4, 1945. Wayne completed his education at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree.

Wayne was united in marriage to June Kischer on Nov. 14, 1944, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City and this marriage was blessed with three children: Jon, Kent, and Kay. He devoted his lifetime to the education of students and began his teaching profession at Washta. Wayne also taught students at Sulphur Springs, Fairview country school, Alta, and he concluded his teaching career at Albert City. Wayne and June moved to the Thieman family farm in 1949 and enjoyed raising their family there. During the fall of 2005, Wayne and June became residents of the Pleasant View Home in Albert City.

Wayne was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the American Legion. When he was younger, Wayne enjoyed golfing and fishing and throughout his lifetime, he proudly collected all types of Thieman Harvestor farm equipment and machinery.

Those who will always cherish their memories of Wayne include his wife of 64 years, June, of Albert City, his three children and their spouses: Jon and Kelly Thieman of Edgewood, Wash., Kent and Shelly Thieman of West Des Moines, and Kay and Wade Little of Hudson, Colo., his grandchildren: Abby and Brad Beane of North Liberty, Nicholas and Lauren Thieman of Powell, Ohio, and Alex and Alyson Thieman, both of Auburn, Wash., other relatives and many friends and students throughout the country who were privileged to have had Wayne as their teacher.

Barbara Langland

Oct. 18, 1932 - Nov. 6, 2008

Barbara Elaine (Hedman) Langland, daughter of Paul and Irene Hedman, was born Oct. 18, 1932 at Albert City. Barbara was baptized and confirmed in Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. She graduated from Albert City High School in 1950.

Barbara was united in marriage to Leo Langland on Aug. 15, 1959. To this union two children were born. Leo and Barbara lived in the Iowa City area until 1962, when they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. They lived there until the time of her death on Nov. 6, 2008, at the age of 76 years.

As a loving wife and mother, Barbara is survived by her husband, Leo, and two sons, Tom and Jeff, two daughters-in-law, Dana and Edie, six grandchildren, one brother, Ron Hedman and his wife, Dale of Green Bay, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents.

In her home she lived for her family first and last, devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren. Her life has been a blessing and inspiration to all who knew her because of her strong faith in her Lord and her willingness to be used in his will.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3641 North 56th Street, Phoenix, Ariz. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home.

Lois Saggau

March 25, 1930 - Nov. 10, 2008

Lois Nadine Saggau, 78, wife of former IHSAA Executive Director Bernie Saggau, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at Kavanaugh on Grand in West Des Moines. She died peacefull with her husband, Bernie Saggau, at her side.

Lois was born on March 25, 1930 on a farm in Coon Rapids, where she and her older brother Ronald were raised by their parents Floyd and Hildred Kretzinger. Lois and Bernie met at Buena Vista University and were married in 1952. They raised their three children, Jeffery, Rebbeca, and David Saggau in the communities of Cherokee, Storm Lake, and Boone. They lived in West Des Moines the past ten years. Lois was active in Questers, PEO, and the Des Moines Women's Club. She enjoyed antiques, collectibles and art history. Lois and Bernie enjoyed traveling with friends and gathering at home or at Lake Okoboji with family. They attended the West Des Moines United Methodist Church.

Lois is survived by her husband, Bernie; her daughter Rebecca Saggau of Florida; her son, David (Kris) Saggau of West Des Moines; her beloved grandchildren, Helen, Anna, Bernie and Lydia Saggau, all of West Des Moines; and her nephew; Douglas Kretzinger of Colorado; cousins, Sam Cretsinger of Coon Rapids, Darlene Bowman of Carroll, and Pete Oliver of Coon Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and son, Jeff.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 15 at West Des Moines United Methodist Church, burial followed in the Jordan Cemetary.

Lois will be remembered for the love and many questions she had for the people that interested her, which included everyone. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lois Saggau Memorial for the Iowa Hall of Pride or to the Des Moines Women's Club.

Robert W. Kinney

Dec. 4, 1928 - Nov. 11, 2008

Robert W. Kinney, age 79, of Storm Lake, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer.

There will be no public services for Mr. Kinney. Acknowledgements can be mailed to: Mrs. Mona Kinney, Resident of B.V. Manor, P.O. Box 1266, Storm Lake, Iowa, 50588. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send on-line condolences to the family may do so via www.fratzkejensen.com.

Robert was born on Dec. 4, 1928 in rural Odebolt.

Following his marriage to Patricia Jersey, the couple was blessed with four children: Eugene, Timothy, Jeffrey and Michael. On Dec. 2, 1979, Robert was united in marriage to Mona McLauglin.

Over the years, Robert farmed in the Cleghorn area and later, painted houses, mowed lawns and did yard work for a living. He loved working outside and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Additionally, Robert enjoyed socializing with people and will be deeply missed. He will be remembered as a loving husband and a hard worker.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 29 years, Mona Kinney of Storm Lake; his children: Eugene Kinney of Meridan; Timothy Kinney and his wife, Angie, of Meridan; Jeffrey Kinney of Storm Lake; Michael Kinney and his wife, Sarah, of Spirit Lake; grandchildren: Levi Kinney and wife Rebecca, Gina Kinney, Zachary, Emma and Wyatt Kinney; one great-grandchild; and other extended family and friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.