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Mason City Globe Gazette
Mason City, Iowa 50402
Olaf Solheim, 91, of St. Ansgar, formerly of Devils Lake, N.D.
area, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) at Mitchell County Regional
Health Center, Osage.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran
Church in St. Ansgar, with the Rev. Stephen Englestad officiating.
Burial will be in Lake Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Renwick.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Olaf Solheim was born Dec. 30, 1903 at Benson County, N.D.
Visitation is after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Schroeder
& Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar, is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel, of St. Ansgar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and
Maxine Mae Anderson
Maxine Anderson, 78, of Garner, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995)
at Concord Care Center in Garner.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul
Lutheran Church in Garner, with the Rev. Clyde Kieschnick as
officiant. Burial will be in Concord Township Cemetery, Garner.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 tonight at Cataldo Funeral Chapel
in Garner, with a V.F.W. Auxiliary Service at 7:30 tonight at
the funeral home.
Maxine Mae Anderson was born June 24, 1917 at Ventura.
Survivors include her daughter, Bette Ann (Arnold) Goll; four
grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Stanley Ziesmer
of Garner; two sisters, Bette Lovik of Albert Lea, Minn.,
and Beverly Dickey of Des Moines.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren; her parents;
and a brother.
Merlyn Duane Tibbitts
Merlyn D. Tibbitts, 60, a resident of 409 S. Johnson St., died
Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) at Floyd County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hauser
Funeral Home. The Rev. Dennis Niezwaag, senior pastor of St.
John Evangelical Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will
be in Riverside Cemetery. There will be a flag presentation
at the graveside by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit.
Friends may call at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from
noon to 9 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday
Merlyn Duane Tibbitts was born Aug. 10, 1935 at Bassett, the
son of Melvin Tibbitts and Verda Hennick Tibbitts. He received
his education in the Deerfield Township School and served in the
U.S. Army from 1955-57. On Sept. 25, 1956, he and Marian Heddens
were married at Fort Monroe, Va. He was employed in the foundry
at the Oliver and the White Farm Equipment Corps. for 30 years.
He was a member of the U.A.W. 1315 and was a former member of the
Living family members include his wife, Marian Tibbitts, of Charles
City; three sons, Merle Tibbitts and Dan Tibbitts, both of
Charles City, and Darwin Tibbitts of Forest City; two daughters,
Debbie Tibbitts of Phoenix, and Deena Tibbitts of Mason City; his
mother, Verda Cowan of Charles City; a brother, Roger Tibbitts of
Charles City; and a sister, Linda (Mrs. Tom) Maulsby of Charles City.
There are four granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his father; step-father, Sam Cowan;
a son, Dennis Tibbitts in 1961; a twin brother, Murl Tibbitts;
and two sisters, Pat Sickman and Bonnie Randall.
Adam Joseph Hanig
Adam Joseph Hanig, 11, son of Frank and Janet Hanig of 7042
Second St., Rockwell, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) following a
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Rockwell, with the Rev. Stephen Meyer officiating.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Rockwell.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 tonight at Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Rockwell, where a scriptural wake service will be held at
7 tonight, followed by a K of C rosary.
Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City,
is handling arrangements.
Adam was born May 20, 1984 at Mason City, a son of Frank Hanig and
Janet Hanig (nee) Weiner. He was baptized at St. John's Catholic
Church in Cartersville.
He attended Newman Catholic School, Mason City, where he would
have entered the fifth grade. He participated in wrestling,
baseball and youth rodeo.
Adam especially enjoyed his brothers and their friends, and
helping his family with their construction business.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rockwell; and
the Cartersville Wildcats 4H Club, Cartersville.
Adam is survived by his parents, Frank and Janet Hanig, Cartersville;
two brothers, Ryan Hanig and Nick Hanig, Cartersville; maternal
grandparents, Frank and Ann Weiner, Nora Springs; paternal grandmother,
Barbara Hanig Graves, Dougherty; maternal great-grandparents,
Kathryn Weiner, Rockwell; and Francis and Aileen Cooling, Mason City;
paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Tenney, Mason City; many
aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Hanig and
Donald Graves; and great-grandfather, Frank (Sr.) Weiner.
Laura A. Johnson
Laura A. (nee) Wahl
Laura A. Johnson, 95, of Manly, died Saturday (Aug. 19, 1995)
at the Manly Care Center.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 tonight at Bride Colonial Chapel,
110 Spring St., and one hour prior to services at the church
Memorials may be given to the Laura A. Johnson Memorial Fund
in her memory.
Mrs. Johnson was born July 7, 1900, at Grafton, a daughter of
Fred Wahl and Ida Wahl (nee) Gottschalk. She married Herman Schmidt
on Feb. 23, 1918, at Grafton. Herman died Dec. 24, 1964. She later
married Raymond L. Johnson on May 12, 1978, at Northwood. Raymond
died March 27, 1990.
She was baptized and confirmed by the Rev. John Landdeck at
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Grafton.
Laura worked as a cook at the Grafton School for a number of
years, and later cooked at the Lutheran Retirement Home, Northwood.
She and her husband, Herman, owned and operated the former Hiway
Grill in Manly.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Manly.
Survivors include four daughters, Marcella Braun and her husband,
Armand, St. Ansgar, Luetta Walk and her husband, Lloyd, Kensett,
Rosalyn Allen and her husband, Ralph, Marshalltown, and
Marilyn Murra and her husband, John, Buffalo Center; 17 grandchildren,
33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; and
one sister, Dora Bentzin, Manly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a daughter,
Luella Schmidt; and a brother, Walter Wahl.
Agnes Laverne Tosevigen
Agnes Laverne Tosevigen, 64, of 900 Broad St., died Saturday
(Aug. 19, 1995) at North Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City.
Following cremation, memorial services will be held at a later
date. Hogan-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason
City, is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Tosevigen was born March 24, 1931 in Green County, Tenn.,
a daughter of Henry Hite and Floy Hite (nee) Armentrout.
She married Donald Tosevigen on July 19, 1952 in Mason City.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, many children, and
Survivors include her husband, Donald Tosevigen, Plymouth; five
daughters, Glorie M. Reed and her husband, John, Byron Minn.,
Rita Jeziorski, Atlanta, Ga., Pennie Dorenkamp and her friend
Glen Wyborny, Plymouth, Tena Compton and her husband, Terry,
Mason City, Pam Van Lengen and her husband, Ryan, Mason City;
one son, Roy Tosevigen and his fiancee, Dory, Plymouth; 15 grandchildren,
Billy, Carey, Chad, Jeremy, Donald, Amber, Anthony, Megan, Adam,
Josh, Angie, Brittney, Brandon, Ramone, April; one sister, Udema Chandley
and her husband, Dale, Limestone, Tenn.; one brother,
Paul Hite and his wife, Sandra, Greenville, Tenn.
( Addendum: MCGG 8/23/1995 )
Agnes Laverne Tosevigen
Memorial services will be held for Agnes Laverne Tosevigen,
64, of Plymouth, at 2 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 26, 1995) at The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1309 S. Kentucky Ave.
Agnes Laverne Tosevigen died Saturday (Aug. 19, 1995) at North
Iowa Mercy Health Center, Mason City.
Hogen-Bremer Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., Mason City,
was in charge of arrangements.
Nelda M. Finn
Nelda M. Finn, 85, of Algona, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995) at
Good Samaritan Center.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at the First
Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James W. Finn and the Rev.
Donald Seeger officiating.
There will be no visitation. Geilenfeld-Murphy-Schaaf Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Nelda M. Finn was born Aug. 27, 1909, in Whittemore.
Survivors include one daughter, Carole Welp of Bancroft; one
son, the Rev. Dr. James W. Finn of Decatur, Ill.; one sister,
Annabelle Elbert of Whittemore; six grandchildren; and
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five brothers
and one sister.
Milburn C. Priem
Milburn C. Priem, 82, of Carpenter, died Thursday (Aug. 17,
1995) at Good Samaritan Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel
Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Norman E. Betke officiating.
Burial will be in St. Ansgar Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Schroeder
and Sites Funeral Home.
Milburn C. Priem was born March 3, 1913, in Otranto Township,
Survivors include his wife, Betty Priem, of Carpenter; one daughter,
Marjory Hermanson of Leland; two sons, James Priem of St. Paul, Minn.,
and Gerald Priem of Silver Lake, Kan.; one sister, Elfrieda Zacharda
of St. Ansgar; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother.
Charles J. Hardgrove
Charles J. Hardgrove, 69, of Algona, died Thursday (Aug. 17,
1995) at Kossuth Regional Healthcare Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First
Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Roland Edmond officiating.
Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery with military services by
the American Legion and VFW Posts of Algona.
Visitation will be held at 7 p.m. today and will continue from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Wilson Funeral Home.
Charles J. Hardgrove was born May 24, 1926, in Algona.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hardgrove; two daughters,
Kitty Bierstedt of Lone Rock and Virginia McKnight of
Sioux City; one sister, Atha Hardgrove of Algona; one brother,
Jerome Hardgrove of Tama; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one
Melvin Arnold Peterson
Melvin Arnold Peterson, 77, of 4140 N. 27th St., Phoenix, Ariz.
85016, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 2, 1995) in Phoenix after
a short battle with cancer. A memorial service was held Sunday
(Aug. 13, 1995) at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Phoenix.
He was born July 8, 1918 in Avery, Iowa. He spent most of his
boyhood in Britt, Iowa. At age 21 he enlisted in the United
States Army. He served in the Aleutian Islands during the Pacific
Campaign of World War II for which he was awarded the Bronze
Star. On Sept. 9, 1949, he married Viola Parsons. They lived
in Britt, Belmond, Clear Lake and Mason City, Iowa, before moving
to Phoenix in 1956.
He is survived by his son Phil Peterson, daughter-in-law Rita,
grandchildren, Lisa, Kris and Marc, his companion, Margaret Wood,
all of Phoenix; two sisters-in-law, Marge Gilbertson and her husband,
Floyd of Apple Valley, Minn., and June Monson and her husband, Earl of
Forest City, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
John D. ``Dutch'' Otten
John D. `Dutch' Otten, 65, of 1129 First St. S.W., died Monday
(Aug. 14, 1995) at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church, 419 N. Delaware Ave., with the Rev. Frederick
J. Wood officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery
where full military honors will be conducted by members of Mason
City Veterans Memorial Association.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hogan-Bremer
Colonial Chapel, 126 Third St. N.E., and will continue one hour
prior to the services at the church on Monday.
Memorials may be given to either Bethlehem Lutheran Church or
Hospice of North Iowa.
John D. ``Dutch'' Otten was born Nov. 20, 1929, at Westbrook,
Minn., a son of John H. Otten and Betsy C. Otten (nee) Larson.
He married Eva M. Hasenwinkel on April 13, 1957, in Ames.
John attended rural school in Minnesota and graduated from Aurelia
High School in Aurelia, Iowa. After graduation he enlisted in
the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Following his discharge
he attended Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne, Neb., graduating
the summer of 1958.
John taught high school math and science at Cleghorn for six
years. He received a Master of Education from Iowa State Teachers
College, Cedar Falls, in 1965 where he taught physics in 1965-66.
He also completed post graduate work at Princeton University,
University of Kansas and Clarkson University. In the fall of
1966 he started teaching physical science and physics at North
Iowa Area Community College. He taught at North Iowa Area Community
College for 26 years, retiring in 1992.
John enjoyed gardening and fishing for catfish. He was a member
of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he served on the Board of
Education and held various offices on the church council. He
presently served as president of the congregation. He also was
a member of Iowa State Education Association, National Education
Association, American Association of Physics Teachers, Iowa Academy
of Science-Physics Sections, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American
Legion and Elks Lodge.
John is survived by his wife, Eva Otten of Mason City; one daughter,
Tammy Jo Otten of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sons, Dennis Otten
and his wife, Lisa, of Wichita, Kan., and Scott Otten and his
wife, Lisa, of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; four grandchildren, Cassie,
Taylor, Christopher and John; two brothers, Donovan Otten and
his wife, Eunice of Castro Valley, Calif., and Duane Otten and
his wife, Marie, of Cottage Grove, Ore.; and several nieces and
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Darlene Fix.
John Tjabring, 92, died Thursday (Aug. 17, 1995) at Franklin
General Hospital, Hampton.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Dumont
Reformed Church with the Rev. Carl Gearhart officiating. Burial
will be in Dumont Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Sietsema-Vogel
John Tjabring was born March 25, 1903, in Butler County.
Survivors include his wife, Minnie Tjabring of Hampton; four
daughters, Dolores Richtsmeier and Marlys Pralle, both of Hampton;
Lavon Dubberke of Hubbard and Junice Munson of Eldora; one sister,
Gacena Nevenhoven of Ackley; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one great-grandson,
two sisters and three brothers.
Glen Irving Staley
Glen Irving Staley, 86, of Hampton, died Friday (Aug. 18, 1995)
at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Hampton
United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Larry McCann officiating.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls.
Glen Staley was born March 29, 1909 in Hardin County, Iowa.
Survivors include three sons, Jerry Staley and James Staley,
both of Hampton, Darrell Staley, Ames; one daughter, Judith McVeigh,
Dillon, Colo.; one sister, Dorothy Foughty, Fort Dodge; 15 grandchildren,
10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sons,
three brothers, and one sister.
Lena (Schubert) Duss
Lena Duss (nee) Schubert
Lena (Schubert) Duss, 69, of 1046 Ruisdael Circle, Nokomis,
Fla., died Aug. 6, 1995 at home following a prolonged and courageous
battle with cancer.
Lena was born June 20, 1926 at Britt, Iowa, the daughter of
Whilhelm Schubert and Dorothea Schubert (nee) Lau. She was
a homemaker and a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nokomis.
She is survived by her husband, Lee E. Duss, of Nokomis, Fla.;
a son, Douglas A. Duss and wife, Carol, of Sarasota, Fla.; two
grandchildren, Nicolas and Nicole Duss of Sarasota, Fla.; two
sisters, Alida Baack and Norma Navratil, both of Mason City,
Iowa; three bothers, Herbert Schubert and wife, Ruth of Garner,
Ewald Schubert and wife, Janice of Harlingen, Texas, Walter Schubert
and wife, Evelyn of Mission, Texas; a sister-in-law,
Juanita Schubert, of Rockford; along with several nieces, nephews, and
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother,
Marilyn E. Sherwood
UNIVERSAL CITY, Texas
Marilyn E. Sherwood, 69, of Universal City, formerly of Mason
City, Iowa, died Wednesday (Aug. 16, 1995).
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew's
Episcopal Church, Universal City, with the Rev. Robert E. Creasy
Mrs. Sherwood was a longtime member of St. Matthew's Episcopal
Church, Universal City.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Terence L. Sherwood and
Kathy Sherwood of Canyon Lake, Texas; two grandchildren, Ryan
and Amanda Sherwood of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Connie
and Phyllis; and a brother, Toby.
Ralph L. Jensen
Ralph L. Jensen, 92, a resident of 35 Cedar Terrace S., formerly
of Floyd, died Sunday (Aug. 20, 1995) at Riverside Chautauqua
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hauser
Funeral Home, 1205 S. Main St., with the Rev. Blair Rohde-Frank
of Grace United Methodist Church, Floyd, officiating. Burial
will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Nashua.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral
home, with the family greeting friends from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Ralph Lewis Jensen was born Nov. 18, 1902 in Floyd County.
Survivors include one sister, Ruth Milligan of Greene; and 13
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers.
For those wishing to make a memorial contribution, the family
has suggested the Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of Floyd,
the Floyd County Home Health Care or the Heart To Home Hospice
of Charles City.
Alicemary Clearman (nee) Fessenden
Bobbi (Alicemary) Fessenden Clearman
Alicemary ``Bobbi'' Clearman, 77, of 1106 Jennifer Lane, died
at 10:15 a.m. Monday (Aug. 21, 1995 at Rosewood Care Center in
Born April 13, 1918, in Mason City, Iowa, to Warren Fessenden and
Bessie Borchard Fessenden, she married Howard Clearman on Nov. 28, 1936,
in Mason City, Iowa. He died May 30, 1971, in Omaha, Neb.
Surviving are one daughter, Marsha (Mrs. Daniel) Mattson of
Washington; one son, Michael E. Clearman of Beaver Dam, Wis.;
one brother, Lein Snell of Mason City, Iowa; four grandchildren;
and one great-grandson.
She was a teacher's assistant for the Special Education Association
of Peoria Country from 1974 to 1987.
She was a sales associate at Park City Collectibles from 1982
She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Dunlap.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at St. Jude Catholic
Church in Dunlap, with Monsignor Charles J. Beebe officiating.
Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, St. Paul, Minn.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wright & Salmon
Mortuary in Peoria with a recitation of the rosary at 7:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Washington Fire and Rescue Squad in
Frances Leone Wickwire
Frances Leone Wickwire (nee) Wray
Frances Leone Wickwire, 82, of Rockwell, died Monday (Aug.
21. 1995) at the Rockwell Care Center.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Fullerton Patterson
James Funeral Chapel, 123 Second St. S.E., Mason City, with the
Rev. Kathleen King of the First Congregational Church of Rockwell
officiating. Interment will be in the Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery,
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. until time of service on Thursday
at the funeral chapel.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to give memorials
to the First Congregational Church of Rockwell.
Frances Leone Wickwire was born March 12, 1913, at Lake Mills,
the daughter of James Wray and Florence Wray (nee) Woodside.
She graduated from Rockwell High School.
She married Donald Wickwire on May 5, 1937, at Hampton.
She worked at the Norris Nursing Home in Mason City for several
years, and moved to Rockwell after her husband, Donald (Sr.) Wickwire,
died in 1988.
She enjoyed animals and painting.
Frances is survived by one son, Donald Wickwire and his wife, Rochelle,
of Buffalo Center; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Bertha Conway and Sadie Panhoff, both of Rockwell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother
and one sister.
Berniece Bayless (nee) Atkins
Mrs. Berniece Bayless, 84, of Carroll, formerly of Clarinda,
died Monday (Aug. 21, 1995) at 4 a.m. at the Carroll Manor Nursing
Home, following a lingering illness.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. John's
Lutheran Church in Clarinda, with the Rev. Ray Weber officiating.
Interment will be in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Arrangements are being handled by Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral
Home of Carroll.
She had lived in Carroll since April of 1992. She had worked
at various jobs in her lifetime. At one time she worked for Eddie
Quinn Clothing in Carroll and her last employment with Bordens
Ice Cream Plant in Mason City, where she worked from the 1950s
She was born on March 21, 1911, at Taylor County, the daughter
of Charles Henry Atkins and Jennie Goff Atkins. Following the death
of her mother, who died at a young age, she was raised by
Frank & Ina Bordner near Graviety.
As a young girl, she attended rural schools and then graduated
from Bedford High School in 1929. She took normal training and
became a teacher and taught in rural schools in Taylor County.
She sang and played her banjo on the radio in the Clarinda and
Shenandoah area when she was a young lady.
Berniece has lived in several towns in Iowa in her lifetime
including Clarinda, Des Moines, Mason City, Cedar Rapids and
While living in Clarinda, she was a member of St. John's Lutheran
Church and was a member of a Women's Bible study group. When
she moved to Carroll, she transferred her membership to St. Paul
She is survived by a son, Larry Bayless and his wife, Shirley,
of Carroll; three grandchildren, Suzanne Bayless, Benjamin Bayless
and Andrew Bayless; one sister, Margaret Beemer and her husband,
Elvin Beemer, of Bedford; and three half sisters, Dorothy Johnson and
her husband, Elmo, of Clarinda; Lucille Talbott of Council Bluffs
and Betty Simon of Charleston, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Henry Atkins
and his wife, Elizabeth Atkins.
Johann Carl Diekhuis
Johann Carl Diekhuis, 74, of Belmond, died Monday (Aug. 21,
1995) at the North Iowa Mercy Health Center East, Mason City.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United
Methodist Church, with the Rev. Laurence Garrett officiating.
Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m today at the Tenold
Johann Carl Diekhuis, the son of Harbert Diekhuis and
Martha Diekhuis (nee) Sandersfeld was born Sept. 14, 1920, near
He received his education in the Goodell Country Schools.
He was united in marriage to Mable Benson on April 27, 1944,
at Clarion. They farmed together east of Belmond for 51 years.
They moved into Belmond in 1981, but continued to farm until
retiring in 1994.
Johann was a member of the United Methodist Church, served on
the administrative board, pastor parish, and many other areas
of the church.
He was a veteran of World War II. He served as an employee of
the A.S.C.S. for 40 years. He helped build and organize the Belmond
Johann is survived by his wife, Mable, of Belmond; one son,
Delos Diekhuis and his wife, Linda, of Belmond; one daughter,
Carlene Diekhuis of Rochester, Minn.; grandchildren, Brandon
and Stacy; brothers, Harbert Diekhuis of Mason City, Harry Diekhuis
of Carisle, and Marvin Diekhuis of Garner; a sister-in-law,
Rita Diekhuis of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and youngest brother,