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Area Obituaries

Monday, January 6, 2003

Hazel Bennett

Hazel E. Bennett, age 97, of Storm Lake, died on Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at the Methodist Manor Care Center in Storm Lake after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 4th at 10:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.

Hazel E. Jimmerson was born September 28, 1905 in Elk Township, Buena Vista County, Iowa the youngest of 14 children of Charles and Lucy Jane (Angier) Bennett. She was baptized in the Methodist Church at Alta in 1918. She attended Elk Township School and graduated from Alta High School with the Class of 1923.

Following graduation, she went to Storm Lake and worked as a clerk at the J.C. Penney Store.

On November 11, 1925 she married Malcom W. Bennett. To this union two sons, Bill and Bob were born. Malcom died on January 3, 1969.

Hazel transferred her church membership to Lakeside Presbyterian Church and was active as a Sunday school teacher, women's circle chairman and assisted with youth group. She was a member and past Regent of D.A.R., a member of the National Mayflower Society and she was a Cub Scout leader.

Her interests in life have been her sons and their families, she was an avid bridge player, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, studying genealogy and traveling.

She is survived by her sons; William R. and his wife, Joyce of Cherokee and Robert R. and his wife, Colleen of Austin, MN, nine grandchildren; Mary Erickson and her husband, Orrin, Karen Terpstra and her husband, Bob, Mark Bennett and his wife, Joan, Barbara Brockshus and her husband, Todd, David Bennett and his wife, Jennifer, Jim Bennett and his wife, Kelly, Joe Bennett, Katie Byerly and her husband, Bill and Tony Bennett.

Also surviving are sixteen great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, a special neice Delores Jimmerson along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Lillian, Grace, Maggie, Olive and an infant sister, brothers, James, Roland, Charles, Ned, George, Eugene, Calvin and Murray.

Steve Eickhoff

Steve Lynn Eickhoff, age 57 of Spencer, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer.

Visitation was held on Thursday, with the family present. Services were held on Friday, January 3, 2003, at 10:30 a.m., at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Officiating the services were Rev. Craig Finnestad, Rev. Lanny Carlson and Pastor Kathy Spracklin. Burial was at the North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Steve Lynn Eickhoff, the son of Edgar William and Betty Hansen Eickhoff, was born October 28, 1945, in Storm Lake. His childhood years were spent in Newell, where he received his education, graduating from Newell High School.

Steve married Karen Miller on December 28, 1963, in Storm Lake. Following their marriage, he worked at Fareway in Webster City. In 1964, they moved to Storm Lake where they operated a small grocery store and later he worked at Hygrade, which is now IBP. Steve farmed with his father-in-law until moving to the Spencer area to his present home in March of 1972, where he farmed and sold Pioneer Seed Corn until the time of his death. Steve received his CCA certificate for Agronomy and was a member of the Farmer's Coop Elevator Board. Steve and his son, Doug, enjoyed farming together for many years. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and was an avid fisherman.

Steve passed away suddenly at the Spencer Municipal Hospital on Tuesday, December 31, 2002, at the age of 57. He was preceded in death by one son, Craig Steven, in 1978.

He is survived by his wife, Karen, of rural Spencer; one daughter and her husband, Annette Marie and Steve Spears of Spencer; one son and his wife, Douglas William and Deon of rural Spencer; three grandchildren: Meghan, Amber and Lakyn; his parents: Edgar and Betty Eickhoff of Newell; brothers and their wives: Bill and Karen Eickhoff of Orange City, and Tom and LaDonna Eickhoff of Boone; one sister, Becky and her husband Loren Zoet of Adel; his father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Maxine Miller of Storm Lake; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral of Spencer was in charge of arrangements.

Isabelle Hartman

Isabelle May Hartman, age 86, of Marathon passed away on December 25, 2002, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 28, at the United Methodist Church in Marathon. Burial was in the Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon.

Isabelle May Hartman was born September 20, 1916, in Marathon to Adam Henry and Theresa Mae (Lane) Hartman. Isabelle attended the Marathon Consolidated School from 1st through 8th grade, and the Marathon High School from 9th through 12th grade.

She was baptized by Reverend H. V. Bortz, at the Methodist Church in Peterson on April 9, 1939. Isabelle was then confirmed and later joined the Marathon Methodist Church on October 31, 1943, becoming a 50 year member.

Isabelle worked several years as a grocery clerk in Marathon before becoming Marathon's U.S. postal clerk. She held this position for many years, before retiring on June 30, 1972.

She joined the Order of the Eastern Star in Marathon on May 8, 1941. The organization consolidated with the Buena Vista chapter #309 Order of the Eastern Star of Sioux Rapids on March 9, 1982. Through her many years of service, she became a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She enjoyed living and working in Marathon and was proud to call it home. She also enjoyed being with people of all ages especially at coffee times.

Isabelle is survived by one nephew, Allen L. Hartman and wife Gail, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; one niece, Lois M. Hartman, Grundy Center; two great nephews: Jeffery Allen Hartman and Jason Allen Hartman, both of Sioux Falls, SD; one great niece, Jennifer Lynn Hartman, Sioux Falls, SD and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Walter, Harold, Melvin, and Lloyd, two sisters-in-law: Ione Blomquist Hartman and Esther Beck Hartman. Memorial contributions can be given in her name for the discretion of the family. The Sliefert- Asmus Funeral Home in Marathon is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Foell

Kenneth T. Foell, age 86, of Storm Lake, died on Monday, December 23, 2002 in Mesa, Arizona following a brief illness.

The funeral service was held on Friday, December 27, at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake with the Reverend Duane Queen officiating. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake.

Kenneth T. Foell was born April 1, 1916 in Storm Lake, the son of Carl and Bernice (Thayer) Foell. He attended Hayes Township School, graduating in 1934.

On November 29, 1938 he was united in marriage to Bernadine Hogancamp. They had two children, Larry and Virginia. The couple lived in rural Storm Lake, where Kenneth was a life long farmer in the Hayes Township Area.

Kenny loved horses and enjoyed many hobbies including collecting antique John Deere tractors, playing cards, playing BINGO, going to casinos and cracking pecans. He was a 4-H leader for many years. He especially loved spending time with his family. His grandchildren and great grandchild were very special to him.

He is survived by his son Larry Foell, Storm Lake; son-in-law Bruce Ridout and his wife Teresa, Omaha, NE; a special friend Marie Stern, Storm Lake; three grandchildren: Jennifer Peters and her husband Matt, Storm Lake, Trudy Dawkins, Gardner, KS, Barry Ridout and his wife Tracy, Omaha, NE; a great grandchild Kaylee Peters, Storm Lake; a brother-in-law Harry Hogancamp, Jacksonville FL; a sister-in-law Hazel Heikens, Oregon and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bernadine in 1987, daughter Virginia, and brother Harold.

Kirby Bailey

Kirby L. Bailey, 66, of Storm Lake, died Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake following a long battle with cancer. The family suggests that memorial contributions be given to the charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral services were Sunday, December 29th at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake with Mr. Al Smith officiating. Graveside services with military honors by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard were Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

Kirby Loren Bailey was born October 22, 1936 at Peterson, Iowa, the son of Frank D. and Blanche (Franker) Bailey. He graduated from Peterson Consolidated High School in 1954 and immediately entered the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in September, 1957. From 1962 to 1964 he served in the Nebraska Army National Guard.

Kirby earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Buena Vista College in January of 1962. He was awarded his JD Degree from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion in 1992.

In 1956 he married Ramona Thimmesch at Peterson. Kirby worked a number of years for the IRS and later held various managerial positions with manufacturing companies.

He was married to Roxy Kozelka on January 28, 1980 at St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Prairie du Chien. He worked for Nelson Electric in Storm Lake for many years before pursuing his dream of becoming a lawyer. He worked for the Hamilton Law Firm and later entered into private practice until illness forced his retirement earlier this year.

Survivors include a son, Loren and his wife Janet of Willow Springs, MO and their children, Dwight, Andy, Stewart, Cliff, Hannah and Abigal, a daughter Marcy Harrell and her fiancee Mark Antolik of Dubuque and her children, Courtney and Ryan, his special friend, Linda Anderson of Truesdale, IA, three step-sons; David and Penny Polodna of Prairie du Chien, WI and their children, Dru, Kirstin and Laken, Rick and Janice Polodna of Prairie du Chien, WI and their children, Travis and Dillon, Tim and Peg Polodna and their daughter Wynnona of Platteville, WI, two step-daughters, Cindy and Jeff Reiland of LaCrosse, WI and their children, Zach, Ben and Hannah, and Jean and Dan Piercy of Storm Lake, and their children, Olivia, Alanna and Jace.

Also surviving are siblings; Kay Bowers of Des Moines, Karen Otto of Littleton, CO, Ken Bailey of Spirit Lake, Don and Judy Bailey of Pomeroy, Gail and Ellis Plagman of Laurens, Terry and Mary Jo Bailey of Des Moines, Susan and Vern Waltz of Canby, MN, Blair and Anita Bailey of Spencer, along with many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Roxy on October 20, 1997, a son Kevin in 1981, by a brother-in-law, Chuck Bowers and by a sister-in-law, J.J. Bailey.