Connie Sue Tysver, 57, of Storm Lake, died January 31, at home after 14 years of battling with breast cancer.
Funeral services were held on Monday, February 3, at St. Mary's Church in Storm Lake with the Reverends Robert Schimmer, and Doug Klein, Associate Pastor officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Connie was born in Doon, on August 12, 1945 to John and Frances (Mann) Keegan where she attended the Doon School and later graduated from Central Lyon in Rock Rapids in 1963. She worked at Aalf's Manufacturing in Sheldon, where she met and later married Louis Tysver on February 8, 1964. In 1969, she moved to Storm Lake along with her husband and son, Timothy where daughter, Tara and son, Thomas were born.
Connie was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church for over 30 years. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She also served as a church greeter and was on the board for CCD (catechism). Connie was one of the founders for ECHO (cancer support group). She has also played an active role in Relay for Life including being on the committee for the survivor walk. Connie has worked at Sears, Fareway and the Storm Lake School District.
Survivors include her husband, Louis Tysver of Storm Lake; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Cammie Tysver of Douglasville, GA; daughter, Tara Katschman of Des Moines; son, Thomas Tysver of Overland Park, KS; grandsons John and Nicholas Tysver of Douglasville, GA and Brady Katschman of Des Moines; mother-in-law, Gertrude Tysver of Sioux City; brother, Jack Keegan and wife Carol of Edina, MN; sister, Janet Wilton and husband Mel of Enid, OK; brother, Bill Keegan and wife Alyce of Scottsdale, AZ; sister, Mary Rosenberg and husband Dean of Sioux Falls, SD; sister-in-law, Dee Keegan of Doon; sister-in-law, Rena Odens and husband Larry of Gretna, NE; 20 nieces, 11 nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Frances Keegan; sister, Donna Breuer and husband Jim; brother, Patrick Keegan and wife Mary; brother, Joe Keegan and sister-in-law, Renolla Tysver.
Memorial services for Julia McCullough Roth, 53, Lake View, formerly of Sac City, were held Saturday, Feb. 1, at McCullough Family Home in Sac City, with Father Larry McCarty officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Sac City.
Julia McCullough Roth passed away January 29, at St. Anthony's Hospital, Carroll.
Julia was born on October 13, 1949, in Sioux City, the daughter of Jean (Cosgrove) McCullough and the late Thomas L. McCullough. She graduated from Sac City High School and completed her education at the University of South Dakota and Drake University. She was self-employed and previously taught English at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Julia was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sac City, and member of the A.A.U.W.
Julia is survived by her mother Jean McCullough of Sac City; her four children: Jennifer Roth Easler and her husband Mark of Des Moines, Kirsten Roth Byrd and her husband Michael of Kansas City, Missouri, John Roth and his wife Kathryn of Mankato, Minnesota, and Margaret Roth of Iowa City; two grandchildren: Peter and Bridget; four sisters: Margaret Grantham and her husband Mark of Del Mar, California, Molly Jorgensen and her husband Ron of Storm Lake, Erin McCullough Eberle and her husband Richard of Lake View, and Lisa Toscano and her husband Andre of Manhattan Beach, California; three brothers: Colin McCullough of Twin Lakes, Tom McCullough of Cedar Rapids, and peter McCullough of Vista, California, and many nieces and nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers: Brian and Thomas; and a sister Mary.
Vernal A. Anderson, age 93, of Bull Shoals, Arkansas, formerly of Marathon, died Wednesday, January 29, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas. A funeral service was held on Monday, February 3, at Grace Lutheran Church in Marathon. Interment was in the Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon.
Vernal Alvin Anderson was born the son of Albert Alexius Anderson and Theckla Constantia Magnusson Anderson on September 15, 1909 in Kiron. He was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Marathon. He was united in marriage to Florence Teckla Hedvig Sundblad on August 19, 1936 at the home of her parents. This union was blessed with three sons: Gordon, Gerald, and Merlyn. Vernal was a farmer and farmed the same farm at Marathon from 1935 until 1976 when he and Florence moved into Marathon. Even then he continued to go out to the farm almost daily for several years. Vernal and Florence moved to Bull Shoals, Arkansas in March of 2001 to be near one of his sons as their health failed.
A master horseman has been called up to manage one of God's stables.
His first love was his family. His second love was his animals, especially his horses. He was also very proud of his Swedish heritage. He was a lifetime member of Grace Lutheran Church where he served on the council in various positions. Vernal was a man of his word and expected others to do likewise.
Vernal is survived by his wife, Florence of Mountain Home, Arkansas; two sons: Gordon Anderson and his wife, Diane, of Lakeview, Arkansas and Merlyn Anderson and his wife, Sharan, of Gretna, Nebraska; six grandchildren: Scott Anderson and his wife, Carrie, Kevin Anderson and his wife, Debra, Todd Anderson and his wife, Faith, Wendy Fenton and her husband, Conrad, Gina Young and her husband, Dagan, and Kara Anderson; two step-grandchildren: Joey Krageland and Jimmy Krageland and his wife, Jenn; ten great-grandchildren: Nolan and Rosalyn Anderson, Spencer and Riley Anderson, Izaak and Lucas Anderson; Zachary and Jessica Fenton, and Landry and Ethan Young; two step-great-grandchildren: Oliver and Ashley Kragelund; one brother: Lester Anderson and his wife Marvel; one sister: Ruth Burns; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Walter Sundblad and his wife, June, Oscar Sundblad and his wife, Nellie, Elmer Sundblad, Nev Del Anderson, Lorraine Anderson, Esther Larson and her husband, Clarence, and June Sundblad; 32 nieces and nephews and more friends than can be counted.
Preceding Vernal in death were his parents; his son, Gerald "Jerry" Anderson; two sisters: Mabel Carlson and Evelyn Anderson; three brothers: Delbert Anderson; Donald Anderson; infant brother, Harlan Anderson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Irving Carlson, Clifford Burns, Karl and Julia Sundblad, George Sundblad, Dorothy Sundblad, and infant granddaughter, Kathy Anderson.
Funeral services for Otto Herman Ehmen, Laurens, formerly of Rembrandt, were held February 3, with Reverend Tony Pulatie officiating. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery with Military Rites with the VFW and American Legion in Laurens.
Otto H. Ehmen, age 83, died on January 30, at Laurens. Otto Herman Ehmen was born on August 4, 1919, at Rembrandt. He was the son of Dirk and Grace (Onner) Ehmen. Otto was confirmed on June 3, 1934, at the Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Church at Rembrandt. He was educated at Lincoln Township School. During World War II, Otto served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater.
After his discharge, Otto returned to the Rembrandt area and farmed. On January 2, 1947, Otto married Bonnie Jackson at Jackson, MN. The couple made their home at Rembrandt. Bonnie died on July 22, 1970, and Otto continued to live at Rembrandt until 1976, when he moved to Laurens. Otto worked at Mefferd Industries and Twin-Draulics in Laurens until he retired in the mid 1980's. He entered the Good Samaritan Home in December of 1991. Otto was a member of the Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling to visit his children and other relatives.
Survivors include three daughters: Karen Dennison of Englewood, FL, Sue (Ken) Stone of Rembrandt and Linda (Lonnie) Huffman of Longmont, Co. Three grandsons; four granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Millie) Ehmen of Sioux Rapids.
Otto was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; twin sons who died in infancy, Kevin and Kent; one granddaughter; one grandson; son-in-laws, Pete Gindler and Mitch Dennison; two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral Services for Stephen Michael Luckow, 44, of Sac City, will be held Tuesday, February 4, at Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City, with Pastor Mark Selby officiating. Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City, is in charge of arrangements.
Stephen passed away at his home on January 31. Steve was born on May 25, 1958, the son of Lawrence and Wilma (Poen) Luckow. He was baptized and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lake View. Steve attended Sac City Schools and graduated from Sac City High School in 1976. After graduating he farmed and also worked for many area farmers until his health forced him to retire.
In his early years Steve enjoyed his motorcycle. He also enjoyed gardening, his cats, cooking and was a faithful and dedicated caregiver for his mother, Wilma.
Steve is survived by his sister Marilyn Cates and her husband Dale, Storm Lake; four brothers and their wives: Ronald and Connie Luckow of Muscatine, Randall and Betty Luckow of Sac City, Lyle and Nancy Luckow of Des Moines, and Lennis and Penny Luckow of Las Vegas, Nevada; also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert and two sisters Jean and Deanne.