Obituaries

Minnie Ann Christiansen

Minnie Ann Christiansen, 86, passed away peacefully October 4th, 2019, at her home in Sun City, Arizona.

Born in Manilla in 1933 to Ernest and Ida Armstrong, she married Robert Christiansen in 1952. She has four children; Wanda Abbiatti, Glenda Nelson, Karen (Jim) Winterstein, and Max (Lori) Christiansen.

She is preceded in death by her husband Bob, her seven siblings, a sister-in-law and her husband, and sons-in-law George Nelson and Bill Abbiatti.  

There will be a graveside service on Friday, June 4th, 11 am at Crawford Heights Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon immediately following at the Shelter House in Manilla to celebrate Minnie and other Armstrong family members.

Service Date: 06/04/2021
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Carole Stone

Memorial Services for 74-year-old Carole Stone of Denison will be held at 10:30 A.M, Thursday, June 10 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denison with inurnment in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call The Huebner Funeral Home from 5-7 P.M., Wednesday, June 9. She passed away Friday, June 4 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Survivors include her husband: Russell Stone; daughters: Shannon Stone, Teresa Gresham of Illinois and Erin and her husband Dan Comstock of Denison; 2 grandchildren; siblings: Jim Beymer and his wife Lois of Denison, Dale Beymer and his wife Eleanor of Oklahoma, Bonnie and her husband Robert Farley of Coggon and Sue and her husband Duane Miller of Denison; other relatives and friends.

Once again those are Memorial Services for Carole Stone of Denison will be held at 10:30 A.M, Thursday, June 10 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denison.

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Service Date: 06/10/2021
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William “Bill” Ogren

A Memorial Service for William “Bill” Ogren, age 79, of Odebolt will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, June 11th at the United Methodist Church of Odebolt. Bill passed away on Thursday, May 20th at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Military Rites will be conducted by the Roose Post No. 313 of the American Legion of Odebolt. Committal Services will be held at a later date in the Odebolt Cemetery.

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt is in charge of the arrangements.

Service Date: 06/11/2021
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Richard Gilmore

Funeral Service for Richard Gilmore - age 91, of Kiron, will be held Friday, June 11th at 11:00 A.M. at the Kiron Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Kiron Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 10th, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Pauley Jones Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.

Survivors include his wife Bessie Gilmore; son Richard (Deb) Gilmore of South Dakota; Daughter Pamela (Chuck) Lindberg and Son David (Margaret) Gilmore both of Kiron, IA; 6 grandsons; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, and lots of friends.

Once again Funeral Service for Richard Gilmore will be held Friday, June 11th at 11:00 A.M. at the Kiron Baptist Church.

The Pauley Jones Pfannebecker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Service Date: 06/11/2021
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Elaine Stoltze 

Funeral Services for 93-year-old Elaine Stoltze of Ute will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 16 at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak with visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. She passed away Wednesday, June 9 at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

Survivors include her children: Robert, Jr., and Annette; daughter-in-law: Lois, widow of Daniel; Bruce and Celeste; Susan and Randy; Keith; Nancy and Terry; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Once again those are Funeral Services for Elaine Stoltze. Friends may call from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, June 16 at St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak.

The Huebner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Service Date: 06/16/2021
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Melvin Holdsworth

Funeral Services for 90-year-old Melvin Holdsworth of Denison will be held at 2 pm on Friday, June 18th at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denison with burial in the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens. Friends may call the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison from 5-7 pm on Thursday, June 17th. He passed away on June 6th at Eventide Lutheran Home. 

Survivors include his wife Clarion Holdsworth; daughter Rhonda & husband Doyle Slavik of Schleswig; son-in-law David Wiener of Logan; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; & other relatives & friends.

Once again Funeral Services for Melvin Holdsworth will be held at 2 pm on Friday, June 18th at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of the arrangements. 

Service Date: 06/18/2021
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Blaine Schwingdorf

Funeral Services for 66-year-old Blaine Schwingdorf of Onawa, formerly of Charter Oak, will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, June 18th at the St John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak. With Burial in the St John Lutheran Cemetery. 

Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Thursday, June 17th at the St John Lutheran Church with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. 

Blaine passed away on Sunday, June 13th at the Elmwood Care Center in Onawa. 

Survivors include his sister Bonnie Meseck & husband Lawrence of Charter Oak; many nieces, nephews, relatives, & friends. 

Once again those are Funeral Services for Blaine Schwingdorf will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, June 18th at the St John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak.

The Huebner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Service Date: 06/18/2021
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Sylvia Hight

Funeral Services for 98-year-old Sylvia Hight of Schleswig will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 18th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig with burial in the Lawn Ridge Cemetery in Coleridge, Nebraska. 

Friends may call from 5-7 pm on Thursday, June 17th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Sylvia passed away Tuesday, June 15th at the Eventide Lutheran Home.

Survivors include her children Violet (Doug) Heckens of Nebraska, Leroy (Marlene) Hight of Schleswig, Lyle (Madeline) Hight of Nebraska, Judy (Dan) Wilson of Nebraska & Susan (Ron) Schwatken of Kansas; son-in-law Ron (Catherine) Lechtenberg of Denison; 20 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; sister-in-law Darie Heck of Colorado; brother-in-law Elton Hight (Miriam) of Lake City; many nieces & nephews; & other relatives & friends. 

Once again Funeral Services for Sylvia Hight will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, June 18th at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig.

The Huebner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Service Date: 06/18/2021
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Gary Lee "Gritty" Gritten

A visitation for Gary Lee "Gritty" Gritten, age 81, of Odebolt will be held from 2-3:45 pm following with a prayer service from 3:45-4:00 pm with Pastor Ken Miller officiating, Saturday, June 19th at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt. 

Gary passed away on Saturday, June 5th at the Odebolt Specialty Care. 

After services & blessings have taken place, all are welcome to join on a Celebration of Life Last Ride at 4:00 pm departing from the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home. 

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt is in charge of the arrangements. 

 

Service Date: 06/19/2021
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Earl Staley

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for 85-year-old Earl Staley of Charter Oak will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 25th at the St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with visitation one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in the St Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Charter Oak. He passed away Thursday, June 17th at his home.

Survivors include one brother Jack Staley of Sergeant Bluff; one sister Judy (Don) Groth of Denison; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, & friends. 

Once again Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Earl Staley will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 25th at the St Rose of Lima Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to mass.

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of the arrangements. 

Service Date: 06/25/2021
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Merlin Raymond Rabe

Merlin Raymond Rabe, age 90, of Ida Grove, passed away on Thursday, June 17, at the UnityPoint Health-St Luke's Regional Medical Center of Sioux City. 

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, June 28, at the St Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Rev. Richard A Salcido will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery with a flag presentation by the McNamara-Moore Post No 61 of the Ida Grove American Legion. 

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, on Monday, June 28, at the St Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove. 

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove is in charge of the arrangements. 

Service Date: 06/28/2021
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