Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery in Ida Grove. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements. Those wishing to send on-line condolences may do so via: www.fratzkejensen.com.
Catherine LaVerne Bond was born on Feb. 8, 1921, in Battle Township, Ida County, the daughter of Merton and Emma (Worthington) Bond. She attended school in the Ida Grove country schools.
On Oct. 21, 1939, Catherine was united in marriage to Robert Lowell Todd in Storm Lake. This couple was blessed with three children: Robert LeRoy, Judy Joan and William Merrill.
Robert returned home to Iowa from serving his country during World War II. They made their home in Ida Grove until moving to the Todd farm in Silver Creek Township. In 1956, the family moved to Storm Lake. Catherine was in domestic help while Robert worked as a painter and decorator.
Catherine took much pride in providing a warm and comfortable home for her family. In addition to being a homemaker, she also worked as a child care provider in Storm Lake, as well as at Alf's Manufacturing, Buena Vista College and Buena Vista Stationery. She was a wonderful cook, especially famous for her homemade breads and cinnamon rolls. Catherine cherished the time she spent with her family and especially with her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
Catherine was a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, where she served with the Presbyterian Women. She was also active in the Storm Lake Senior Citizens and enjoyed bowling, fishing, reading and embroidery work, as well as sewing and working on crafts. She resided at Otsego Place in Storm Lake for the last nine years, where she partook in many of the activities offered there.
Those left to cherish Catherine's memory are her children: Robert (Karen) Todd of Wellsburg; Judy (Gene) Halling of Milford; William (Lesa) Todd of Storm Lake; seven grandchildren: Stacey Caskey, Matt Todd, Alexis Todd, Sheri Melby, Troy Todd, Tonya Todd, Angela Roquet; sixteen great grandchildren; extended family and many friends.
Preceding Catherine in death are her husband; parents; four brothers: Clifford, Willard, Gerald and Harold; and two sisters: Iola and Lucille.