Janice L. Mackay
Dec. 10, 1931 - Nov. 21, 2008
Memorial services for Janice L. Mackay, 76, Alta, will be Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alta, with Pastor Craig Lee officiating. An Eastern Star service will follow the memorial service at the church. There will be no visitation. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia is in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established.
Janice Lee Fulks was born Dec. 10, 1931 at Atlantic, the daughter of Guy and Matilda (Lindeman) Fulks. She attended school in Atlantic, graduating from the Atlantic High School in 1949. She worked in Dr. Needle's office. On Aug. 26, 1951, Janice married Archibald John George Mackay, Jr. at the Presbyterian Church in Atlantic. The couple made their home in Atlantic until moving to Archie's family farm at Aurelia in the spring of 1955.
Janice was a Rainbow Girl, a member of the Alta Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, and Past Grand Electa of the Grand Chapter of Iowa, a member of the Jolly Janes, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alta. She enjoyed dancing, sewing, singing, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and helping on the farm. She especially loved taking care of her grandchildren.
Janice died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Preceding Janice in death were her parents, two sons, Iain in infancy, and David Mackay, one granddaughter, Angel Marie Mackay, one brother, Max Fulks, and two sisters, Margaret Hjortshoj and Jean Peterson.
Survivors include her husband Archie of Alta, four daughters, Bonnie and her husband Roy Beukelman of Storm Lake, Lori and her husband Clayton Diischer of Alta, Tami and her husband James Douglas of Pewakee, Wis. and Robin and her husband Mark Meyer of Algona, daughter-in-law, Annette Mackay of Fort Dodge, and twelve grandchildren, Archie Mackay, Iain Mackay, Alex Mackay, Emily Beukelman, Travis and his wife Robin Diischer, Ryan and his wife Allison Diischer, Kyle and his wife Kelly Diischer, Corey and his wife Holly Diischer, Shannon Douglas, Samantha Douglas, Gavin Meyer, and Tatum Meyer, and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers-in-law, Robert and his wife Margaret Mackay of Bridgewater, Va. and James and his wife Anita Mackay of Manitoba, Canada, many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Dorothy N. Nordlund
Oct. 25, 1931 - Nov. 22, 2008
Dorothy N. Nordlund, age 83, of Albert City, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City. Burial will be at a later date. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy Naomi Johnson, the daughter of Art T. and Elva (Moline) Johnson, was born on Oct. 10, 1925, at her family farm southwest of Albert City. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Dorothy lived her youth and received her education in Albert City, graduating from Albert City High School. After completing high school, Dorothy attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, for one year and continued her education at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, where she completed her nursing degree. Dorothy's first employment was with Hovenden Hospital in Laurens.
Dorothy was united in marriage to Roland Nordlund on Feb. 15, 1947, in Kansas City, Mo., and this marriage was blessed with five children: James, Dianne, Shari, Randy, and Julie. Roland and Dorothy raised their children on the family farm. Dorothy's early nursing career was spent as an emergency room nurse at the Buena Vista Hospital in Storm Lake. She then began her 32 year career with the Pleasant View Home in Albert City where she was director of nurses for two years and served as the nursing home's administrator for 30 years, retiring in September of 1997. Dorothy will be admirably remembered for her diligent work ethic and compassion for both the residents and employees of the nursing home. Many employees who worked for Dorothy are still employed at the Pleasant View Home where she will be greatly missed.
Dorothy was a member of the Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Albert City and the Federated Women's Club. Music, gardening, and reading were all special interests of Dorothy's. When her daughters were younger, Dorothy served as a Brownie leader. Dorothy's family was very important to her and she cherished the times she could spend with them. She was a proud grandmother and loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much. Dorothy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.
Left to cherish her memory include her husband of 61 years, Roland, of Albert City, her children: Jim and Shari Nordlund of Humboldt; Dianne and Mike Ahlers of Indianola; Shari Hawk of Ankeny,; Randy Nordlund of Davenport; and Julie and Craig Gramenz of Ankeny; nine grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Paul Smith of Storm Lake, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Art T. and Elva Johnson.