Mary L. Putzier, 72, of Storm Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake after an illness of several months.
Funeral mass will be held Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake with the Reverends Robert Schimmer, Robert Waters and Roger Linnan officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial funds for the Lake Preservation Association of Storm Lake and the Storm Lake Area Hospice have been established.
Friends may call on Thursday after 3 p.m. at the Fratzke and Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake where the family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a Parish Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Mary Lucille Waters was born April 1, 1930, at Cherokee, the daughter of William Vincent and Veronica M. (Eral) Waters. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Cherokee with the class of 1948. She then attended St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing in Sioux City graduating in 1951.
On Aug. 29, 1953, she was married to Kenneth A. Putzier at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. The couple made their home in Lincoln, Neb., and Kansas City, Mo., before moving to Storm Lake in December of 1960.
Mary worked as a registered nurse in Sioux City and Kansas City and worked part-time at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for several years after moving to Storm Lake.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Chapter EP of P.E.O., and worked for many years in the coffee shop as a member of the Buena Vista Hospital Auxiliary. She also was a volunteer for the Meals On Wheels program. Mary was an avid and masterful bridge player and participated in numerous bridge clubs. For many years she directed the Friday Duplicate Bridge Club at the Storm Lake Elks Lodge.
Her family includes her husband Ken of Storm Lake; her mother, Veronica Waters of Cherokee; three sons, Patrick and his wife, Kathleen of Salina, Kan., Jeffrey and his wife, Jane of Boone and Mark Putizer of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter, Ann Crouch and her husband, Charles of Spencer; nine grandchildren, William and Maria Putzier of Salina, Kan., Amanda, Gabrielle and Brittany Putzier of Boone, and Megan, Shealyn, Amy and Emily Couch of Spencer.
Also surviving were four brothers: David and Ellen Waters of Madisonville, Kent., Bill and Mary Waters of Little Rock, Ark., John and Joann Waters of Westminister, Co., and Patrick and Brenda Waters of Charlotte, Vt.; two sisters: Ann Tankersley of Portland, OR and Eleanor Thill and her husband, Gene of Spencer; brothers and sisters-in-law Roger Putzier of Quimby, Norma Castor of Fort Dodge, and LaDonna Ledden of King City, Mo., along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and by her brother-in-law, Joseph Tankersley.
Glen W. Sanders, 85, of Cherokee, formerly of Newell, died on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church/UCC in Newell with Pastor Greg Baskerville officiating. Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery under the direction of the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Newell.
Friends may call on Monday after 9:30 a.m. at the church.
Glen William Sanders was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Sac County near Sac City. He was the son of Roy J. and Paula (Krohn) Sanders. He attended Varina schools.
On Jan. 6, 1938, Glen married LaVonne M. Larson at Sulphur Springs. LaVonne died on March 18, 2002.
Glen worked in law enforcement as a police officer in Newell, Fonda and Van Meter for more than 40 years and had been a candidate for Buena Vista County Sheriff. He also worked as a school bus driver for many years at Newell and was the caretaker of the Newell city park.
Glen was a member of the First Congregational Church/UCC in Newell and served on the Newell Town Council. Having grown up on a farm, he also held a special love for farming. He was a devoted husband and father and enjoyed fishing, playing cards and visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by three daughters: Synthia Hanson and her husband Lawrence of Cherokee, Carol Cox and her husband Bill of Sutherland and Julie Bangert and her husband Mike of Blue Eye, Mo.; a son Dale Sanders and his wife, Cathy of Ankeny; six grandchildren: Jay Koth, Ben Sanders and his wife, Alison, Gary Sanders, Chase Cox, Jeremy Bangert and Tammy Bangert Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Joey and Jack Anderson, Kayla Schuster and Peyton Sanders.
Also surviving are two sisters: Leota Porath of Hutchinson, Minn., and Luella Herron of Cherokee; three sisters-in-law: Ruth Sanders and Beulah Sanders both of Benson, Minn., and Darlene Lee of Onawa; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a great granddaughter, Allison Elisabeth Seehusen; five brothers, Leland, Henry, Vern, Paul and Dean and three sisters, Lela, Jane and Leah.
Word has been received of the death of LeOna Wertman, of Cottonwood, Ariz, on Dec. 9, following a long illness.
Leona was born in Minnesota and moved to Alta when her father, Leonard Clark, became superintendent of Alta Consolidated Schools. She was a member of the Class of 1936, graduated from UNI, and taught at Villisca, where she met and married Jim Wertman. Later they moved to Cottonwood, Ariz., where they lived the remainder of their lives. LeOna is survived by daughter Kathy of Phoenix, Ariz., and son, Philip of Grand Junction, Co., as well as three grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, her parents, Eunice and Leonard Clark, a sister. Thelma, and a brother, Don.