PUBLISHED THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2002
Obituaries are presented as a community service of Fullerton Funeral Homes. Information is submitted by families or provided by funeral homes for publication in the Globe Gazette and Globe Online.
IRENE P. SEXTON
MASON CITY - Irene P. Sexton, 80, of 322 Third St. S.W., died Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at Heritage Care Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Fullerton Funeral Home, 123 Second St. S.E., Mason City. Officiating will be the Rev. Edward Bard. Interment will be in South Shell Rock Cemetery, rural Northwood.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral chapel.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Irene P. Sexton memorial fund.
Irene was born on June 11, 1921, one of ten children, to John Peter and Inger Marie (Rasmusson) Nelson at Kensett, Iowa. She attended school as a child and then received her GED diploma at age 60 on May 21, 1982. She lived in Northwood until moving to Mason City in June of 1958.
On Dec. 8, 1958, she was united in marriage to Carl "Dutch" Sexton in Albert Lea, Minn.
She enjoyed her animals, which included a donkey, horses that she rode in parades and her dogs, especially her last one - named Molly.
She and Dutch could be seen riding motorcycles and snowmobiles around the area and sometimes taking longer trips to La Crosse, Wisc. She also crocheted afghans for the family.
Her greatest love of life was her son and his wife and the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She attended church at First Lutheran Church in Northwood and was a former member of the Trail Riders of Forest City.
Irene was a great visitor and enjoyed the company of many family members and friends.
Irene is survived by her son, Arlyn, and his wife, Veronica James, of Mason City; her daughter, Nancy, and her husband, Galen Waage, Rock Falls; four grandchildren, Misti and her husband, John Steichen, Jason and his wife, Bobbie James, and Scott and Amy Waage; three great-grandchildren, Brianna and Ashley James and Jaxon Steichen; two sisters, Martha Von Hagen, Estherville, and Ruby Koeder, Pequot Lake, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, Dutch, on Dec. 9, 1984; her parents; three sisters, Rosella Johnson, Viola Stromley and Olga Schutz; and four brothers, Harry, Emil, Sophus and Raymond Nelson.
Fullerton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, (641) 423-8676
DAVID J. QUAM
PLYMOUTH - David J. Quam, 34, of 20755 320th St., died on Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) near Plymouth.
His funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at Bethel United Methodist Church in Manly with the Rev. Robert Cumings officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Plymouth.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.
Memorials may be given to the David J. Quam Memorial Fund.
David was born on Oct. 30, 1967, in Mason City, the son of Robert and Mary (Weaver) Quam. He graduated from North Central High Schoo1 Manly in 1985 and from Lincoln Tech in Des Moines with a degree in mechanics.
David married Dana Ciavarelli on March 17, 2001, in Manly. He was a 12 year employee of Curries Company in Mason City.
His interests were many and varied, including cars, his 1855 Oliver Tractor and his Mr. Happies fireworks, and he enjoyed spending time in his shop with his friends.
David is survived by his wife, Dana, of Plymouth; parents, Robert and Mary Quam, of Plymouth; grandmother, Margaret Perdue of Mason City; a brother, James Quam and wife, Suzanne, of Plymouth, and their children, Nathan and Alicia; a sister, Sue Benedict and husband, Randy, of Minneapolis, Minn.; and many uncles and cousins.
David was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Clayton and Tilla Quam; maternal grandfather, Francis J. Weaver Sr.; and maternal stepgrandfather, Daniel Perdue.
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924.
ALLISON - Anna Hinders, 97, of Allison, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Waverly Municipal Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Reformed Church in Allison with the Rev. Steve Petroelje officiating. Burial will be at the Bethel Reformed Church Cemetery, rural Aplington.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Allison.
Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, (641) 456-3232.
MARLENE D. STEENSON
FOREST CITY - Marlene Dopheide Steenson, 70, of Forest City, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Petersen Lund Funeral Home, 505 N. Clark St., Forest City.
Petersen Lund Funeral Home, (641) 585-2685.
MASON CITY - Irene Ostmo, 91, of Mason City, passed away on Monday (Feb. 25, 2002) at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Mason City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Kenneth Hatland officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.
It was Irene's wish that memorials be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or KCMR Radio.
Irene was born at Sharon, N.D., on July 16, 1910, daughter of Iver K. and Lisa
(Pederson) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed at Hoff Lutheran Church, rural Sharon, N.D.
She was married to Oscar Ostmo at the parsonage of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City by the Rev. O.L. Wigdahl on Nov. 11, 1931. Irene and Oscar continued to farm in North Dakota until 1934 and then bought a farm near Joice, Iowa, where they farmed until 1963. After retirement they lived in Joice for a few years, then moved to Lake Mills. Her husband, Oscar, passed away in 1985.
In 1989 Irene moved to Mason City where she lived until her death. Irene and Oscar had a licensed foster home for many years, taking care of several children, including Pam Shannon of Mason City.
They were very active members of Bristol and Sion Lutheran Churches near Joice for many years where she participated in circles and ladies aid.
She was better known in the last few years for her hand quilting and crochet work. She enjoyed this as a pastime and provided afghans, lap robes, and baby blankets for many people.
Irene is survived by her children, Gene and his wife, Charlene, of Mason City, JoAnn and her husband, Gisle Bartleson, of Forest City, and James and his wife, Norma, of Joice; nine grandchildren, Kenneth (Kay) Ostmo of Tulsa, Okla., David (Bev) Ostmo of San Antonio. Texas, Carolyn (William) Nading of Ames, Kevin Ostmo of Marion, Gary (Jodene) Bartleson of Forest City, Trish (Charles) Garvin of Mankato, Minn., Sheryl (Kerry) Kennedy of Clinton, Kathy (Tullio) Hoffstad of Lake Mills and Nancy (Thomas) Ball of Mason City; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Esther Lerfald of Grand Forks, N.D., Vivian (Leslie) Bugbee of Mason City and Dorothy Topel, of Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Imer Johnson, of Sharon, N.D., and Julian Johnson of Sharon, N.D.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oscar; two sisters, Alma and Nina; and one sister in infancy.
Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, (641) 423-0924.
OSAGE - Bentley A. Halverson, 93, of Osage, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at Faith Lutheran Home in Osage.
He was born Aug. 21, 1908, near St. Ansgar, the son of Carl and Sedsel (Evenson) Halverson. He graduated from Osage High School and worked at various jobs until starting farming near Orchard in 1932.
Ben was united in marriage to Helen Mauser on March 6, 1934, at her parents' home near New Haven. In 1942 they purchased a farm near McIntire where they lived until their retirement in 1972.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Osage, with the Rev. Dennis Hanson and the Rev. Roy Ott officiating. Interment will be in the Osage Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage and one hour before services on Saturday at the church.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Halverson, of Osage; three daughters, Nancy Fitzpatrick and husband, Terry, of Lynnville, Bonnie Wagner and husband, Max, of Eagan, Minn., and Kathy Bartels and husband, Jim, of Stewartville, Minn.; one son, Jim Halverson and wife, Linda, of Montrose; three sisters, Evelyn Brown of Charles City, Marian Smalley of St. Ansgar and Jeanette Halverson, of Arlington, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents; two brothers, Harold Halverson and Conrad Halverson; and two sisters, Olga Halverson and Millie Neuberger.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706.
NEW HAVEN - Gladys Theis-Grube, 95, formerly of New Haven, died Tuesday (Feb.26, 2002) at the Ninth Street Chautauqua Home in Charles City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church in New Haven with Monsignor Stanley J. Hayek officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in New Haven.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage with a scripture service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour before services at the church on Saturday.
Gladys was born May 7, 1906, in McCallsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Pearl and Olive (Wilden) Womack. She was educated in Howard County. Gladys worked as a midwife in Howard and Mitchell counties.
On Feb. 14, 1928, she married Gilbert M. Theis at St. Peter Catholic Church in New Haven. They lived their entire married life on a farm east of New Haven until they retired to Osage and later moved to Charles City. On Sept. 1, 1986, Gilbert passed away.
On Oct. 1, 1995, Gladys was united in marriage to John Grube in Charles City, where she continued to live until she moved to the care center Oct. 30, 2001, where she passed away.
She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, and raising chickens. Gladys was active in her church and community. Her biggest joy was her family and grandchildren. Gladys will be remembered for her active involvement in planning family reunions.
She is survived by her husband, John Paul Grube of Charles City; four children, Mary Jensen and her husband, Melvin, of Osage, Veronica Goodale, of Manly, George Theis and his wife, Theresa, of Plymouth, and Margaret (Maggie) Weber and her husband, Larry, of Charles City; daughter-in-law, Nancy (Theis) Hemann and her husband, Gervase of Riceville; brother, Jim Womack and his wife, Gert, of Riceville; sister-in-law, Hazel Theis of Lansing, 26 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gilbert M. Theis; her parents; a son, Norbert Theis; son-in-law, Bill Goodale; and four brothers and six sisters.
Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home, (641) 732-3706.
ALEENE ROSALIE WINTER
MASON CITY - Aleene Rosalie Winter, 97, of 2211 S. Delaware Ave., died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City, with the Rev. Kathy Graves officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.
Friends may call one hour prior to service time on Saturday at the chapel.
Aleene Rosalie Winter was born on Sept. 17, 1904, in Alden, the daughter of Diedrich Henry and Rose Marie (Schultz) Harms. She received her education in the Alden, Iowa, school system. After completing her schooling, she was a housekeeper for various families in the Alden area.
She was united in marriage to Clarence George Winter on March 15, 1928, in Gilmore City. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1980. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Mason City, where she continued to be a homemaker for her family, and loved and enjoyed caring for them.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, flowers, cooking, baking and traveling, but her great love and enjoyment was her family and grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Delores Whitney and her husband, Rex, of Bartlesville, Okla., and Karen Henaman of Mason City; a daughter-in-law, Marilou Winter of Plymouth; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Stiel, of Reinbeck; and a brother, Edward "Timer" Harms and his wife, Dawne, of Titonka; as well as other relatives and friends.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Gerald Winter, who died on Jan. 25, 2001, there brothers and two sisters.
Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, (641) 423-2372.
IVAN A. ALPHS
BRITT - Ivan A. Alphs, 76, of Britt, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, from complications of leukemia.
His funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Woden Christian Reformed Church with the Rev. Kevin Jordan officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cataldo Funeral Home in Britt and one hour prior to services at the church.
Cataldo Funeral Home, (641) 843-3811.
CURTIS B. RISE
BELMOND - Curtis B. Rise, 82, of Belmond, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at the Belmond Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Dugger Ewing Funeral Home in Belmond, (641) 444-3248.
IONE L. CHRISTIANCE
KLEMME - Ione L. Christiance, 90, of Klemme, died Wednesday (Feb. 27, 2002) at the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Tenold-Andrews Funeral Home in Klemme, (641) 444-4474.
HILDA T. LAMP
MONTICELLO - On Wednesday morning (Feb. 27, 2002) the Lord our Father gently closed the eyes of Hilda T. Lamp, at the age of 99, and took her home. She was of Monticello and formerly of Sheffield, and died at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.
Private family graveside services will be held on Friday at the Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery in Davenport.
Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, is in charge of the arrangements.
Those of us who continue to celebrate her life include two daughters, Marilyn Lamp of Sheffield and Jan (Robert) Arduser of Monticello; three granddaughters, Lori (Ignacio) Mendieta, Keri (Tom) Paulsen and Kris (Rich) Kromminga; and 10 great-grandchildren, Rob, Mitchell, Morgan and Dylan Mendieta, Jeremy, Jason and Jade Paulsen, and Sara, Kaci and Taryn Kromminga.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Bertha Baugman; and three brothers, Ed, Bill and Marvin Cook.
Hilda Theresa Cook was born Nov. 26, 1902 at Terril, Iowa. She was the daughter of George and Meta (Boysen) Cook. Hilda graduated from the Terril High School and then went on to attend the Sioux City Business College.
She was employed at the Terril Bank and later at the Bennett State Bank where she met her husband, Harvey. Hilda married Harvey Lamp on Aug. 8, 1928, at Davenport. The couple lived in Bennett for 25 years before moving to Sheffield in 1952. Harvey preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1969. Hilda moved to Monticello in 1998 and had lived at the Care Center the past two years.
Hilda was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sheffield, the Eastern Star and the Shrine Auxiliary.
Goettsch Funeral Home, (319) 465-3535.