Albert J. Dick, 87, of Early, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2003, at the Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell.
Albert was born Sept. 11, 1915 in Early, the son of Louis Dick Sr. and Josephine (Spindler) Dick. Albert lived his entire life in the Early area and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School.
On Nov. 26, 1941, he was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Blass. To this union three children were born, Jean, Beveriy and Michael.
Albert was a farmer, retiring in 1984, but always remained interested in the cattle industry. He enjoyed going to coffee with his friends and was an officer of the "No Nothing Coffee Club". Chico, his dog, was a favorite companion.
He is survived by children and their spouses Michael and Jan Dick of Storm Lake and Jean and Bert Martin of Newell; five grandchildren, Brenda and Kevin Lullmann, Brad and Jamiee Dick, Teri Milner, Roger and Traci Cooper and Cori Riddle; eight great grandchildren, Taylor and Ashley Lullmann, Skyler, Isabella, and Samantha Dick, Justin Milner and Austin and Nathan Cooper.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents; wife Dorothy on June 21, 1995; daughter, Beverly; two brothers, William and Hubert; one sister, Loretta Puetz.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early with burial in the church cemetery. Farber & Ottoman Funeral Home in Sac City was in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Waldo Willeford, 76, of Sioux Rapids, passed away on July 9, 2003.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 12, at First United Church in Sioux Rapids with Pastor Esta Fraley officiating. Interment was in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.
Waldo was born Nov. 1, 1926, to John and Iva Willeford. He belonged to the Baptist Church of Marathon. He joined the army when he was 19 years old and was honorably discharged. On Sept. 12, 1949, Waldo was united in marriage to Shirley Joan Ensley in Mason City, and to this union eight children were born.
Waldo was a policeman for several years. He also drove trucks for a number of years. He later began working for the Buena Vista County Jail and became the head jailer, a position he held for several years. He retired from the Buena Vista County Jail.
Waldo enjoyed fishing, camping, having coffee downtown in the morning with his friends and spending time with his kids, grandkids, family and friends.
Waldo is survived by four daughters: Mary Klatt and her husband, Jim of Sioux Rapids; Linda Henrich and her husband, Steve of Arnolds Park; Tina Young and her husband, Brian of Galva; and Penny Lee and her husband, Perry of Storm Lake; four sons: John Willeford and his wife, Cheryl of Blue Rapids, Kan.; Billy Willeford and his wife, Peg of Storm Lake; Dennis Willeford and his wife, Dana of Lincoln, Neb.; and Arthur Willeford of Spirit Lake.
Also surviving are 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen Jensen and one brother, Darrell Willeford, both of Springfield, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; his parents, John and Iva Willeford; and one sister, June Willeford.