Funeral services were Wednesday, July 27, at Zion Lutheran Church in rural Storm Lake. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home of Storm Lake as in charge of the arrangements.
Hedwig (Hattie) Aura (Franzmeier) Sump was born on Oct. 1, 1920 to Rudolf and Bertha (Hoberman) Franzmeier on their family farm eight miles north of Newell. She was baptized and later confirmed on May 19, 1935. Her confirmation bible verse was John 5:24, "Very truly I tell you; whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life." Hattie attended Zion Lutheran School until the eighth grade. Her teen years were spent with her sister working for neighbors and friends babysitting and cleaning.
On Nov. 28, 1943 she married Wilbert Sump. They farmed east of Truesdale where Hattie loved to mow and raise beautiful cannas. She kept an immaculate house and with her contagious laugh always made everyone feel at ease. Hattie always regretted never being able to have children of their own, but she was an additional mom and grandma to her many nieces and nephews, and their families. Hattie knew everyone's names and birthdays from generation to generation. They retired and moved to Storm Lake in January of 1979.
Hattie was a strong, Christian woman who loved to sing and knew most of the words to hymns by heart. She was a lifelong member of Ladies Aid and still attended each Christmas luncheon which she thoroughly enjoyed.
She made the best pies, especially raisin cream and coconut cream; coffee cake and cinnamon rolls, and loved to share them with family, friends and fellow church members. Hattie made many embroidered pieces, loved playing cards and visiting with others. She especially loved babies and little ones. Hattie enjoyed listening to and contributing to the Lutheran Hour.
Hattie will always be remembered as a loving and caring sister to Otto Franzmeier of Albert City; aunt to Myron (Dorothy) Franzmeier of Storm Lake; Elaine VanderBroek of Monroe; Judy (Ben) Malcom of Storm Lake; Jean (Del) Carlson of Albert City; Janet (Rick) Meyer of Alta; Bruce Franzmeier of Clarion; Joyce (Mick) Vitzhum of Delight, Ark.; Susan Schumacher of Brookings, S.D.; Diane Oplinger of Columbus, Neb.; Carol (Ron) Buske of Albert City; and Jim (Leslie) Franzmeier of Newell; and to all their children and grandchildren who she adored; and many friends.
In heaven she has joined her beloved husband, Wilbert and their three little babies; parents: Rudolf and Bertha Franzmeier; her sister and her husband, Anna and Eldor Sump; brothers and their wives: Ewald and Annie Franzmeier; Eldon and Darlene Franzmeier; Edwin and Lorna Franzmeier; and sister-in-law, Eleanor Franzmeier; infant brother, Wilbert; infant sister, Anita; brothers and sisters-in-law: Walt and Verna Sump; Martin and Matilda Sump; and Edwin and Lois Sump.