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Funeral Arrangements

Monday, March 31, 2003

Mabel Grieme

Mabel Grieme, age 86, of Schaller, died March 25, 2003 at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 28, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller with Reverend David Hagen officiating. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller was in charge of the arrangements.

Mabel F. Young was born May 11, 1916 on a farm near Galva, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Bennett) Young. She attended school in Galva, graduating from Galva High School on May 22, 1935. Following graduation, Mabel attended the Business School of Sioux City.

On March 23, 1939 Mabel was united in marriage to Erwin Grieme at the St. John Parsonage in Alta. To this union, four children were born, Ronald, Larry, Richard and Mayrean.

Mabel was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller. She was an active Ladies Aid member and held many offices. She also taught Sunday School for many years and was secretary for AAL for a number of years. Mabel was baptized June 13, 1920 at the Methodist Church in Galva and confirmed April 5, 1940 at St. John Lutheran Church in Galva.

Mabel worked at the ASCS offices in Ida Grove and Cherokee. Then she did secretarial work in Des Moines until she was married and became a farmwife. Mabel enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, doing yard work, sewing and crafts. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and raising a variety of chickens, peacocks, pheasants, and guineas. Her family has fond memories of Mabel chasing chickens out of her strawberry patch, trapping pocket gophers with the grandkids, and raising baby raccoons.

Survivors include her three sons: Ronald Grieme and wife Karen of Schaller, Larry Grieme and wife Susan of Schaller, and Richard Grieme of Adel; daughter Mayrean McDonough and husband Dean of Marble Falls, Texas; grandchildren: Kathryn Johnson and husband Kent of Akron, Kevin Grieme and wife Brenda of Lawton, Deborah Ayers and husband Kelvin of Parker, Colorado, Jodi Engstrom and husband Chris of Phoenix, Arizona, Kent Grieme and wife Sherrie of Schaller, Evan Grieme of Ames, Cindy Struchen and husband Mike of Marble Falls, Texas, Marcia Bible and husband Gavin of Marble Falls, Texas, Carla Schnitz and husband Chad of Marble Falls, Texas, Amanda Grieme of Des Moines, and Ashlee Grieme of Adel; seventeen great grandchildren; brother, James Young and wife Carolyn of Galva; sister, Esther Kessler and husband Hubert of Galva; sister-in-law Birdella Brostad and husband Robert of Galva; and other extended family members and friends.

Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Young; her husband, Erwin Grieme; brother, Raymond Young; nephew, Bob Young; and great granddaughter, Kelli Johnson.

Catherine Kestel

Catherine A. Kestel, age 93, of Storm Lake died March 26, 2003 at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.

Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Bruce Lawler, Reverend Eugene Murray, and Reverend Ed Murray officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Catherine Alice Grigsby was born in Aurelia, on September 23, 1909 to Charles and Mary (Clancy) Grigsby. She lived with her parents on a farm between Rembrandt and Truesdale. Catherine attended and graduated from the Rembrandt High School.

On September 10, 1930, Catherine married Albert Kestel at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. To this union, three children were born. Catherine worked at Swallum Hospital as a nurse's aid.

Catherine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, where she was an active member of the Ladies Circle.

She loved to be outdoors, especially mowing the grass and fishing. Catherine enjoyed crocheting as well as making afghans. She had a special dog, Smokey.

Survivors include her children, Richard Kestel and wife Jean of Arnolds Park, Phyllis Fisher and husband Paul of Cedar Rapids, and daughter-in-law, Lois Kestel of Schaller; grandchildren: Barbi Greenlaw of Ames, Jennifer Call of Worden, Illinois, Deborah Jump of Cedar Rapids, Linda Coffin of Burlington, Tom Fisher of Bloomington, Minnesota, Susan Fisher of Tempe, Arizona, Dan Fisher of Mesa, Arizona, John Fisher of Hiawatha, Vicky Turnquist of Schaller, Connie Davidson of Schaller, Mary Beth Wandrey of Schaller, Shelly Wiese of Omaha, Nebraska, Kathy Kluver of Storm Lake, Kim Sjuts of Clitherall, Minnesota, and Jim Kestel of Schaller; twenty-five great grandchildren; sister, Cecilia Leehy of Lincoln, Nebraska; and other extended family and friends.

Preceding Catherine in death are her parents; her husband, Albert; son, Norman; siblings, Ray Grigsby, Irene Grigsby, Mae Kestel and infant twin brothers.

Anna Strock

Anna M. Strock, age 96 of Storm Lake, passed away at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, Iowa on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, following a stroke.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 28, at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake with Reverend Jamie Cutler officiating. Burial was in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

A memorial fund has been established.

Anna Mae Schuler was born April 12, 1906, in Hayes Township, Buena Vista County, Iowa to John and Margaret (Walsh) Schuler. The family resided in Hayes Township, South Dakota, and Sloan. She attended school in Sloan.

Anna was united in marriage to Clarence J. Strock at Storm Lake in 1927. This union was blessed with three children, Robert, Duane, and Arlene. She and her husband farmed in Washington Township, Buena Vista County until Clarence died in 1979. Anna moved into Storm Lake in 1980.

Anna was a member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. She was a homemaker and devoted mother, who loved to read, do crossword puzzles, and play cards.

Anna is survived by her sons: Robert D. Strock of Alta, and Duane C. Strock and wife Barbara of Round Rock, Texas; seven grandchildren: Curtis, Diana, Steve, Jim, Mary Ann, Nancy and Gail; brother, A.J. "Babe" Schuler of Storm Lake; several great-grandchildren and other extended family and friends.

Preceding Anna in death are her parents, her husband, Clarence in 1979; daughter, Arlene Corbin; grandson, Robert Strock, Jr.; and six brothers and one sister.

Joyce Higgins

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at the Duhn Funeral Home in Griswold, Troy Humphrey of the Central Church of Christ officiating. The body has been cremated and disposition of ashes will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been established.

Joyce Higgins, 68, of Griswold, died late Monday evening, March 24, at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

Joyce Myrlee Westenberg was born at rural Griswold on June 18, 1934, the daughter of Eldo Bernard and Elna Marie (Hartman) Westenburg. She graduated from Griswold High School in 1951. On June 4, 1951, she married Stanley Dean Higgins at Eureka Springs, AR. In addition to raising her family, Joyce worked as an aid in nursing homes and in 1970; she graduated as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). She worked for the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic for 23 years, retiring in 1996. Joyce was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Griswold.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda Westover and her husband Dennis of Emerson, Carol Reinders and her husband Tim of Storm Lake, and Lori Dukes of Griswold; her 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren and her sister, Karen Kutnink and her husband Don of Irwin.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Stanley on April 2, 2000; her daughter Lisa Sharp on September 7, 2001, three grandchildren: Keely Westover, Crystal Jensen-Reinders and Conan Jensen-Reinders; two brothers: Harlan and Marlon Westenburg.