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COMMUNITY NEWS .ar,.n00r,00uno 5A Tuesday, October 17, 2000 Persia News Maxine Oloff 0 Women meet RLDS Women's 10 at the home Plambeck. She had the devotions and Look & Lis- centered around a her son, Hank, who as they went mall because Hank to see and do in The mother took a Hank and realized "up" her aware- had given his of being aware of and impor- World. gave the minutes gave the treasurer's gave a report Evangelism Weekend be held with a guest 27 and 28 at at 10 a.m. there will worship serv- time the new hap- will be dedicated by a baptism and service. There Potluck dinner fol- services. Everyone to come and share congregation. was sung to A closing prayer g a birthday by Shirley. were guest Connie McWil- Chapman, Mabel Zelma and Pare Par- Powell, Debbie Ruckman, LaVonne Shirley Plambeck. will be Nov. Seeley hostess. )s and Steve the Home= al: the A-H- at Avoca Thursday grandson and Ordan Stamp, was Candidates. Friday the Alden Stamps e Homecoming pa- Brad and Jamie Marty Maness of Steenbocks; Lexi Steenbock of OK and Cindy of Neola a restaurant in Trey- noon. ! entertains card club Club met at the Monday after- Bernice Champlin High went to low to Leah travel to Herma Marlene Johnson. will be Leah afternoon Elvin and Tom Tredes of attended an eighth game at Battle the Steenbock's Lore Steen- Band wins high honors Tri-Center High Band and Went to the Loess at Glenwood They were Karl Hurst Memo- best overall per- Tri-Center placed 2A and also was best horn line. Doug Gibson and Arla Clausen directed the Marching Band and Satin Knights. Funeral services were held Oct. 13 for Leo B. Bothwell, 81, of Valley, NE, a former Harrison County resident. He was born Jan. 3, 1919, and died Oct. 10. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Deanna and Bonnie; brothers, William and Harry. He is sur- vived by his wife, Nine of Val- ley; mother, Nora Gunderson, Whiting; sons, Jerry (Pam) of Omaha; Leo Jr. (Jan), Spring- field, GA; daughters, Leota (Phil) Cross of Persia; Karen (Tom) Neidlinger, Springfield, GA; Carol (Doug) Kenealy, Ames; Sandy (Butch) Purcell, Carroltown, IL; Kathy (Dave) Robinson, Omaha and Vicky Bothwell, Valley, NE; 24 grandchildren; 23 great grand- children; brothers, Delbert and Merle; and a sister, Mary Ping; other relatives and friends. Graveside services were at the Little Sioux Cemetery. The family were former Persia resi- dents. Loretta M. (Murcek) Howe, 80, died Sept. 30 at Omaha. She was the widow of Frank Howe, Jr. She is survived by stepsons, Bernie (Lucille) Howe of Council Bluffs and Ben (Bernadine) Howe of Pennsylvania; three grandchil- dren; five step grandchildren and one great grandchild; other relatives and friends. Fu- neral services were held Friday morning at the Holy Ghost Church with burial in St. John's Cemetery, Omaha. The Howe family were former Per- sia residents. Advertise on Channel 18 For as little as $1/day, John C. Louis, 59 SepL 14, 1940 - Aug. 26, 2000 HARLAN - John Carpenter Louis was bom Sept. 14,1940, to Louise (Carpenter) and Fred Louis, Jr. in Hadan. He at- tended school in Hadan, graduating in 1959. Following gradu- ation, he attended Amherst College in Amherst, MA, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English in May of 1963. While a student at Amherst, he toured Europe with the Amherst Col- lege Choir. After completing his bachelor's degree at Amherst, he was employed from January 1964 to June 1964, as a research assistant assigned to the state legislative study commission directed by the Massachusetts Education Study. In May of 1965, John completed a Masters in Arts and Teaching from Yale University Graduate School in New Haven, CT. June 12, 1965, he married Judith G. Shields in Brookside, NJ. To this union, two daughters, Katherine and Alison, were born. The couple initially made their home in Bathesda, MD, where he taught for Walt Whitman High School. In the summer of 1969, he was a teacher for the summer ennchment program at Windsor School, Boston, MA, and in September of the same year, he accepted a position with the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Department of English where he remained a member of the staff until May of 1973. While teaching at the University of Massachusetts, he enrolled in the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA, completing a Doctorate in Education in May of 1971. He was employed as Chairman of English and Social Studies at Hopkins Academy in Hadley, MA, from September 1973 to May 1974. He was awarded a Doctorate of Junsprudence from the University of Connecticut College of Law, West Hartford, CT in May 1977. John and Judy made their home in Hadan that same year. Accepting an associate position with Louis, Moore & Kohorst Law Firm in Hadan, John was admitted to the iowa State Bar in January of 1978. He was made partner in the law firm in 1979, and became president of the law firm in August of 1985. A former member of the Hadan Lions Club, John also served on the Hadan Community Library Board for two full terms. Aug. 26, 2000 John died at Myrtue Memodal Hospital at age 59 years, 11 months and 12 days. He is survived by his wife, Judith Louis of Hadan; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Louis, Jr. of Hadan; daughters, Kathanne fEd) Saunders of iowa City and Alison (Keith) Ellis of Des Moinas; five grandchildren, Tie, Tree and Holly Saundars and Joy and Matt Ellis; one brother, Fred Louis III (Lena) of Northbrook, IL; and other relatives. A memorial service was held Sept. 1, 2000, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Hadan, with Rev. C.G. Nienkamp officiating. Pauley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. David L. Schulte, 48 Aug. 26, 1951 - Aug. 22, 2000 HARLAN - David Lee Schulte was born Aug. 26, 1951, to Rite C. (Coenan) and Francis U. Schulte near Westphalia in Shelby County. He was a graduate of Hadan Community High School. Feb. 6, 1971, he married Bevedy T. Schemers. To this union four children were born. Over the course of his life, he was employed at the Haflan Pork Plant and the Westphalia Co- op; was an over-the-road driver for Moorman's Feed, Reilly's, Delta Construction Company, Western.Engineering and man- aged the Westphalia Klubhouse, Circle K Bar in Eading, and the Rosman-Glendale Golf Course north of Hadan. He died Aug. 22, 2000, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Co. Bluffs, at age 48 years, 11 months and 27 days. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his companion, Jo Olson of Hadan; children, Corban James Schulte (Kim) of St. Paul, NE; Cad Schulte and her fiance, Dustin Guzman of Omaha, NE; Eric Schulta of Omaha, NE and Chdstina Schulte of Hadan; two grandchildren, Austin and Ryley; a special daughter, Shandi Olson of Co Bluffs; brothers, Terry Schulte (LaVonne) of Westphalia; Leroy Bubke of Hadan; Tom Bubke (Cathy) of Schleswig; Donald Bubke (Virginia) of Avoca; Mike Bubke of Worthington, MN; Leon Bubke (Colleen) of Denlson; Roger Bubke (Alias) of Nemaha; Steven Bubke (Terd) of Omaha, NE and Timothy Bubke (Lila) of Schleswig; sisters, Diann Taylor of Red Oak; Made Evans of Battle Creek, MI; Barbara (Gailen) Lyman of Chandler, AZ and Connie (Dewey) Lee of Charter Oak; and other relatives. A memorial service was held Aug. 25, 2000, at Pauley Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Bianchi officiating. Inummant was in the St. Boniface Cemetery, Westphalia, with Mike Flug, Tom Wageh, Jn'Ned-I:, Mike Schleis, Nails Johnson, Hyner Olson and BOb Mathilda "Til" Mary Schmitz, 90 Jan. 17, 1910 - Aug. 25, 2000 WESTPHALIA - Mathilda "Tir Mary (Mumm) Schmltz was born Jan. 17, 1910, on a farm near Geddes, SD, the oldest of eight children born to Jacob B. and Margaret (Gau) Mumm. She attended a country school for her first three years of schooling. Then, she attended St. Ann's School in Geddes, where she graduated from high school. After taking a business course dudng her senior year, she worked in the office at St. Ann's indian Mission in Merry, SD. Nov. 26, 1935, she marded Alvin W. Schmitz. Three chil- dren were born: Margaret Ann (Bill Loeblg, Jr.) of St. Chades, IL; Maxine Frances "Fren" (Nell Shaver) of Council Bluffs and John Jacob (Millle) of Kingman, AZ. She was 4-H leader in Westphalia, for 15 years; postal clerk and substitute postmaster, life member of Myrtus Memodal Hospital Auxiliary; Senior Citizen Advocate in legislation on the state level; Red Cross emergency facilitator; member of St. Boniface Altar and Rosary Society; sewing circle and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Katherine No. 266. She and Alvin were married 61 years before his death Sept. 9, 1996. She was a resident of the Elm Crest Retirement Community in Hadan, for the past four years. She died Aug. 25, 2000, at Myrtue Memonal Hospital at age 90 years, seven months and eight days. She was preceded in death by her sister, Agnes; and her brothem, Fred and Grog. She is survived by her three children; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; her three sisters, Dorothy Cronin of Phoenix, AZ; Bernice McCormick of Salem, SD and Elfriada (Otto Tronvold) of Geddas, SD; her brother, Ralph Mumm (Vonnia) of Geddes, SD; her sisters-in-law, Valeda Ann Wilke of Omaha, N E and Helen Schmitz of Hadan; her brother- in-law, William Schwarte, Jr. of Panama; nieces and nephews and other relatives. A Mass of Chdsttan Budal was held Aug. 28, 2000, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia, with Rev. Michael Peters celebrating and Revs. Howard Fitzgerald end Paul Blanchi concelebrants. Budal was in the St. Boniface Cemetery with Sylvia Goaser, Medaline Schemer, Joan Schneider, Hilda Schwery, Adaline Altrnan, Dods Schneider, Leone Kaufman, Eiisen Schmltz and Verona Schemers honorary casket bearers. Casket bearers were Rob Wise, Blaise Loebig, Joe Shaver, Tom Schmitz, Dan Shaver and Robert Schmitz. Pauley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Ronald Palmer, 60 Jon. 22, 1940 - Aug. 19, 2000 CLARA CITY, MN - Ronald Lee Palmer, son of William and None (Nelson) Palmer, was born on the home place in Case County, Jan. 22, 1940. He graduated from the Wiota High School in 1958. From 1958 to 1962, he served his country in the U.S. Navy. Ron married Louene "Lou" June Nelson at the Tdnity Lutheran Church of Avoca, Nov. 11, 1962. He worked as a feed and fertilizer sales representative for Cargill, Inc. in the Clare City, MN area. He was a member of the Amedcan Legion and past Commander of the Clara City American Legion Post, he was awarded a Commendation for Achievement Award by the Secretary of the Navy, coached Legion Baseball teams in Avoca, and was a member of the Swea City Fire Department and Fair Boards in both Avoca and Montevideo, MN. He died at the Clare City Community Care Center Aug. 19, 2000, at age 60 years. He was preceded in death by his father, William Palmer; mother-in-law, Francis Nelson; father-in-law, Harold Nelson; and, Irwin Andersen. He is survived b; his wife, Louene Palmer of Clare City; daughter, Rends (Bden) Kimpllng of Clara City; son, Todd (Jenlfer) Palmer of Pierre, SD; three grandchildren, Mic, Becka and Sydney; mother, None Palmer of LeMars; sister, Connie  (Marvin) Andersen of Elk Hem; brothers, Tom (Bonnie) Palmer of LeMars; Tim (Mary) Palmer of Missoud Valley; and Scott (Madelyn) Palmer of Spencer;, LaVem Andersen of Avoca and Dadene (Madin) Andersen of Avoca;, David (Margia) Nelson of Oaldend; 11 nieces end nine nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Aug. 23, 2000, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Clam City, MN, with Pastor Bob Fisher and Pastor Kelli Fisher officiating. Budal was held in the Grecelend Cemetery, Avoca, Aug. 24, 2000, with military rites by the Clam City Amedcan Legion. Honorary casket bearers were David Nelson, Rod Andersen, Jeff Palmer, Tim Palmer, Bill Palmer, Harroid Nelson, Gone Andersen, Rick Palmer and Mike Palmi)r. Casket bearers were Bdan Johnson, Hadan Pisper, Steve Tamman, Steve Flygare, Dennis Harguth, Ksnny Jaanlsch, Denny Sulflow and Herman Schulz. Knutson Funeral Home In charge of arrangements. Gorden E. Petersen, 85, ....... 24, 1915- Aug. 19, 2000  ,  - N,RLAN - dm''Ssk.Prsen trbomr 24, t11S: tO [a (tzen) NE_I4,6PAPERS,INC, Tribune Gr=phlc DcsiEn & Prindng Ctbk News 18 Tribulw W&b Printing Tribune Meelli MtnNFnwnt 712-755-3111 800-909-6397 CAR IS CHOOSING THE RIGHT INSURANCE COMPANY IS EASY. ........ = .... OA VII) E. KOOS Bus.: (712) 755-5724 Home: (712) 755-2774 2114 12th St., Hsrlen, IA Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.  fBm Imd I=e=ik I CemsW (a  IU) Schmitz honorary casket bearers, and Peter Eske Pefamen on a farm one and one-half miles north of Jacksonville. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Jacksonville. He attended school at Jackson No. 2 near Jacksonville. Aug. 31, 1938, he married Isabella Louise Sorensen in the Parsonage of the Harry Bledsoe, 78 Lutheran Church in Redan. To this union three children were born. Following their Sept. 13, 1921- Aug. 26, 2000 wedding, the couple farmed in the Jacksonville area. They moved to Minnesota in AVOCA - Harry Chades Bledsoe was born Sept. 13, 1921, on Long Island, NY, 1951, living first in Little Falls and then moving to Minneapolis in 1967. From 1971 to son of Harry and Cecilia Mullan Bledsoe. He was one of five children in the family. He 1975, they made their home in Hollywood, FL. Isabelle died Jan. 27, 1975, in attended school in Brooklyn, NY. He served in the Merchant Marines until joining the Hollywood, FL. ' Gorden married Leone Irene Chdstanean Aug. 16, 1975, at the Little Brown Church Army and served during WWlI. He met Velma Craig in Washington, D.C., after being discharged from the Army. They were married July 23, 1945, in Avoca. He then started his own plumbing business which he operated in the Avoca and Shelby areas. She died Apdl 27, 1974. He married Charlotte Noliar Troll Sept. 27, 1976. He continued with his plumbing business until his retirement in 1983. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the VFW, the Amedcan Legion and was a Boy Scout leader for many years. He died Aug. 26, 2000, at Myrtue Memodal Hospital at age 78 years, 11 months and 13 days. He was preceded In death by his parents; his brother, George Bledsoa; his sister, Marjofie, and his first wife, Velma. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte of Avoca; his daughter, Marcia (David) Lund and their children, Andy and Daniel, all of Des Motnas; a stepdaughter, Becky (Ron) Parsons of Avoca end their son, Chad Parsons of Las Vegas, NM; two sisters, Dorothy (Nick) Barber of Bridgewater, NJ and Gerry (Ray) Slattery of Phlledelphia, PA; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Aug. 29, 2000, at the Knutson Funeral Home, Aide,a, with Mr. Wayne Paulsen, Lay Assistant, Tdnity Lutheran Church, Avoca, officiating. Budal was in the Walnut Cemetery. Casket bearers were David Lund, Andy Lund, Daniel Lund, Chad Parsons, George Bledsoe, Jr. and Steve Combs. in the Vale in Nashua. The couple made their home in Hadan whom Gorden was employed at Hsden Manufacturing. He later worked for Southwest Transit driving a bus in the Shelby County area for senior citizens. He retired from this position in 1995. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hedan, but often attended church with Leone at the Haden Church of Chdst. He was a gifted musician demonstrating his talents on the mandolin, violin, harmonica end = guitar playtngat local dances. He died Aug. 19, 2000, at Myrtue Mernodal Hospital st age 85 years, four months and 26 days. In addition to his parents and Isaballe, he was preceded in death by daughter, Karen Petersen, and two stepsons, Elwood and Gary Chdstensen. He is survived by his wife, Leone Paterean of I-laden; children, Dlane Paterson of Minneapolis, MN and Bernard Psterean (Shirley) of Minneapolis, MN; stepson, Daryi Chdstanean (Joy) of Sioux Falls, SD; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services were held Aug. 22, 2000, at Immanuel LUtheran Church In I-laden, with Pastors Jon Benson, Heather Becldln and Minister Roy North offiis.ttng. Buri was in the Jacksonville Cemetery, with Eugene Gear, Lynn MCord, Gary Jorgensen and Wade Sorensen honorary casket bearers. Casket bearers were Tom Gear, Clayton Sorenean, Walt Stalert, Bill Lambert, Mark Ozbun and Douglas Gaer. Pauley Funeral Home in charge of arrengernents. Rev. Glenn Hulsebus, 85 June29, 1915-Aug. 24, 2000 GRINNELL - Rev. Glenn H. Hulsebus, 85, was born June 29, 1915, in Buck Grove, to William and Mary Beckman Hulsebus. He was raised on the family farm near Defiance, and graduated from high school there. He received a BA degree from Westmar College in LeMars in 1939, and graduated from the Evangelical School of Theology in Naparville, IL in 1942. In 1973, he was granted a master's degree from Sacred Theology in Naperville. June 21, 1942, he marded Helen Grosenbach in Peoria, IL Ha served from 1942 to 1998 as a minister in Presbyterian Churches in Red Oak, Maxwell, Schaller, Brooklyn, Fort Dodge and Ewart, Iowa. He was a member of the Rotary and Lions Clubs. He received the Governor's Volunteer Award in 1992 and was Stated Clerk of North Central Presbytery; delegate to National Pmsbytedan meetings; Chairman of the Hawkeye Valley Council On Aging, delegate to Older Iowans Legislature, Chairman of the governing board of Second Mile, and a member of the board of directors of the Iowa Children and Family Services. He died Aug. 24, 2000, at the Mayflower Home in Gdnnell of complications due to Alzhalmer's Disease at age 85. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Florence; and two brothers, Cad and Wesley. Survivors include his wife, Helen Hulsebus of Grlnnall; three daughters, Sharon Richman of Indianola; Ksthleen Ramsay of Montezuma; JoAnn Thompson of Ames; one son, Steven Hulsebus of Fort Dodge; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother, David Hulsebus of Defiance; and one sister, Margemt Hulsebus of Denison. A memodal service was held Aug. 27, 2000, at the First Pmsbytedan Church in Montezuma, with Dr. George M. Salnave, pastor of the church, officiating. A pdvate family budal was held in the Union Township Cemetery at Defiance. Sister Elaine Schoemann, FSPA, 71 Nov, 7, l8- Aug, 19,2000 LA CROSSE, Wl - Sister Elaine Schoemenn, Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration was born to Chds and Sophia (Blum) Schoemann Nov. 7, 1928, near Portsmouth. She was baptized and confirmed st St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima in Portsmouth, and attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Portsmouth. Sister Elaine was raised on a farm west of Portsmouth. Sept. 1, 1946, she entered St. RoSe Convent end professed first vows Aug. 12, 1949. Minlstedng as a homemaker, she served sisters for 23 years in convent hormm in Iowa, Washington and Wisconsin. From 1972 to 1983, she was a liceo.sed practical nurse in institutions in Iowa. Sister Elaine concluded her years of ministry by serving as a ohaptaln at St. John Regional Hospital in Springfield, Me. She retired from St. Rose Convent in 1996, in La Cross, Wl, and went to Villa St. Joseph a few months ago. She died Aug. 19, 2000, at Villa St. Joseph in La Cross, Wl, at age 71 years, nine months end 12 days. In addition to her parents, she was preceded In death by her sister, Josephine Schoemenn, FSPA, in 1994. She is survived by her Franciscan community including her sister, Sister Mary Schoemann, FSPA of B Paso, TX; throe brothers, Eugene (Thalma) Schoemann end John Schoemann, all of Portsmouth; and the Rev. Robert Schoemann of Waukee end two other sisters, Grace (Andrew) Pauisy of Panama and Ceil (Victor) I.anger of Arvade, CO; and other relatives. A Mass of Christian Budal was conceisbrsted Aug. 26, 2000, at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Portsmouth, with Rev. Robert Schoemann celebrant and Rev. Paul Biancht concelebrant. 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