Janet W. Garlock of Schaller passed away Friday, March 28, 2003, at the Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt. Memorial services will be today, Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Schaller, with the Rev. Ken Fells officiating. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Janet Wood was born to Lucien and Gladys (Straight) Wood on Jan. 9, 1916, in Fonda. Janet lived with her parents in her younger years in Fonda.
She attended Fonda Community School from kindergarten in 1922 through her sophomore year of high school in 1931, then moved to Des Moines, graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1933. Following graduation, Janet attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, receiving her degree in commerce (BA Business) in 1937. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, the University of Iowa Marching Band, and the University of Iowa Seals Swim team.
On Jan. 28, 1939, Janet married Charles William Garlock in Des Moines. To this union, two children were born, William and Lucinda.
Janet received her baptism in January of 1916 at the Fonda United Church of Christ where she was an active member from 1957-1996. Janet was the UCC organist for 30 years, a Sunday School teacher, a member of the church board, delegate assembly member, bible school teacher and active in the UCC women's organization. In 1996, Janet transferred her church membership to the Schaller Presbyterian Church.
Janet was a housewife, who was active with the management of the family farms. She also operated Jan's Style Shop in Fonda from 1966-1975. Upon her retirement in the spring of 1975, Janet found more time to devote to her many hobbies, including reading, gardening, sewing, needlework, crocheting, knitting, painting and quilting. She was very involved in many church and community organizations throughout her entire life.
She cherished her family and had special memories involving her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Some of these memories include U.S. Naval Dependent's Cruise on USS Valley Forge with her grandson, John Patterson; attending the Marine Corps Graduation of her grandson, Michael Patterson; Mercede's baptism; and 36 years of trips to her special cabin in Aitkin, Minn., with her family. Janet traveled with her friends and especially enjoyed a trip to Europe as well as a trip to the National Tole Painter's Convention in San Francisco. She made many trips to California to be with her sister Marcia and her nieces and nephew. She also visited her sister Kathryn in Guadelahara, Mexico.
Survivors include her children, William Wood Garlock of Lehigh, and Lucinda Wood Garlock Joens of Schaller; brother, Lucien (Bud) S. Wood of Green Valley, Ariz.; sisters, Marcia Tweedie of Monarch Beach, Calif., and Kathryn Davison of Laguna Woods, Calif.; grandchildren, Janette Thornton of Kingman, Ariz., William Grieme of Alta, Janelle Elizabeth Grieme of Storm Lake, John Alexander Patterson of Lake View, and Michael Dennis Patterson of Lake View; step grandchildren, Bradley (Patricia) Joens of Galva, and Jennifer (Jim) Holcomb of Sioux City; great grandchildren, Mercedes Dreyer of Storm Lake, and Jamison Point of Kingman, Ariz.; step great-grandchildren, Colby, Rosemarie and Kenneth Joens of Galva, and Jon and Alyssa Holcomb of Sioux City; great-great grandson, Destry Point of Kingman, Ariz.; nieces: Janet (George) Zaun of Orange, Calif., Bridget (Robert) Burke of Minneapolis, Minn., Molly (Michael) Bearden of Taos, N.M., Elizabeth (Kent) Snodgrass of Austin, Texas, and Karen (Bill) Eilers of Omaha, Neb.; nephews, Bruce Bluedom of Hamptons, N.Y., Bud (Julie) Wood of Webster City, Gilbert (Kathy) Wood of Olathe, Kan., and John (Karen) Tweedie of Upper Arlington, Ohio; as well as many other extended family and friends.
Janet was preceded in death by her father Lucien Wood in 1955, her mother Gladys Wood in 1964, her husband Bill (William) Garlock in 1962, and brother-in-law Jack Tweedie in 2002.
Ellis H. Francis, 77, of Storm Lake, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2003. A funeral service will be today, Saturday, April 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Interment will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. The Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of arrangements.
Ellis H. Francis was born the son of Clem and Grace (Horton) Francis on Feb. 2, 1926, in rural Linn Grove. He attended Linn Grove Schools and following his graduation, he attended Buena Vista College for one year. He was a gunners mate on the ESSO Dartmouth in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After his honorable discharge, Ellis finished his degree in business and education. He later received his master's degree at the University of Northern Iowa.
On Oct. 17, 1947, Ellis was united in marriage to Phyllis Heschke at the Methodist Church Parsonage. This union was blessed with five children: Marilyn, Donna, Larry, Thomas and Mark.
Ellis dedicated his life to teaching. He taught at Arcadia and at Lake Township near Terril, he was a superintendent at Cornell, Bayard, Meridan-Cleghom and Anthon-Oto schools and he was a principal in the Manson school district. He was the business manager at Southwestern Community College. He also taught at Job Corp in Denison. Ellis retired in 1990.
Ellis was very active in his community. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake and he served with Northwest Iowa Aging. He enjoyed working with genealogy and was active in the Buena Vista Genealogy and Buena Vista Historical Society. He also enjoyed gardening, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Ellis is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Storm Lake; his mother, Grace Francis, of Sioux Rapids; two daughters, Marilyn Drake and her husband, Rodney, of Las Vegas, Nev., and Donna Shaver of Sioux City; three sons, Larry Francis and his wife, Linda of Fargo, N.D., Tom Francis and his wife, Sherry of Fort Dodge, and Mark Francis and his wife, Donna of Wonderlake, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Hurley and her husband, Buck, of Oak Island, N.C.; and one sister-in-law, Jean Francis, of Anoka, Minn.
Ellis was preceded in death by his father, Clem; three brothers, Joe, Jon and Bruce; one son-in-law, Patrick Shaver; and one brother-in-law, Robert Heschke.
Philip G. Jarnagin, 98, long-time Storm Lake newspaper publisher and civic leader died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jamie Cutler officiating. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.
Friends may call at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home on Sunday after 12 p.m. The family will be present from 4 to 6 p.m.
Philip Gilchrist Jarnagin was born May 3, 1904, in Cedar Falls, the son of William C. and Jean (Gilchrist) Jarnagin. William Jarnagin served Des Moines daily newspapers before moving his family to Storm Lake in 1921. Phil graduated from West Des Moines high school in 1921. He attended Buena Vista College for one semester in 1924 and graduated from Drake University in 1926.
He married Jennette M. Olsen, the daughter of A.P. and Anna Olsen of Storm Lake, at Lakeside Presbyterian Church on Sept. 6, 1927. Their only child Jean Anne Seagren died on Feb. 15, 1982.
Phil's journalistic career began with the Drake Delphic and the Des Moines Register sports desk. He worked Fairall Advertising Agency in Des Moines before joining his father at the Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune in 1930. He served the Spencer News-Herald in 1931 and became co-publisher of the Sheldon Sun in 1931, and sold it in 1943 to rejoin his father at the Storm Lake Register and the Pilot-Tribune. He was named Iowa Master Editor-Publisher in 1965. He retired in 1970.
He was a member of the board of directors of Methodist Manor for 16 years and was chairman for five years until 1979. Following his wife's illness and death he moved to Methodist Manor in August 1997.
Phil was a past president of the Sheldon and Storm Lake Kiwanis clubs with over 56 years of perfect attendance. He was tournament champion at the Sheldon Golf Club in 1937.
Phil was always involved in community activities. He was past secretary of the Buena Vista University Board of Trustees and held memberships in the Chamber of Commerce, Izaak Walton League, Elks Lodge, Lake Creek Country Club, the Storm Lake United Methodist Church, the Lake Preservation Association and the Republican Party.
Survivors include his grandchildren and great- grandchildren, Carol Seagren Hanthorne and her husband, James, Spencer, Rev. Kirk Seagren and his wife, Rev. Lilian Seagren, and their daughter, Jane Anne, Guthrie Center, and Rev. William K. Seagren and his wife, Jenny, and their children, Hannah, Nate and Rachel, Philomath, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Jennette on Sept. 16, 1996; his daughter, Jean Anne; his son-in-law, Bernard Seagren; and by his sister, Jane Reid.