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Obituaries

  • Margaret L. Posten, 96

    Margaret L. Posten, 96, of Villisca, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak.

    Margaret Lois (Williams) Posten was born to Harry and Glenna (Fisher) Williams March 28, 1915, in Montgomery County.

    She attended and graduated in the class of 1931 from Villisca High School. She attended college at Tarkio College in Missouri and obtained her Bachelors degree. After graduating from college, Margaret started her career as a school teacher.

  • Elmer Jenkins, 86

    Elmer J. Jenkins, 86, of Webster City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge.

    Elmer J. Jenkins was born to Luther and Ollie Custer Jenkins Nov. 11, 1925, in Eucha, Okla. He received his education in Oklahoma and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific.

  • Ina Andrews, 97

    Ina Mae (Barr) Andrews, 97, of Stanton, widow of the late Gordon Andrews, passed away with her family at her side Nov. 16, 2011, at the Stanton Care Center, where she was a resident for more than three years.

    Ina was born to John and Millie (Kenworthy) Barr Aug. 14, 1914, on the farm in Pilot Grove Township, near Grant. She attended and graduated from Elliott High School and furthered her education at Normal Teacher's School in Creston.

  • Rose Sebeniecher, 78

    Rosenia K. “Rose” Sebeniecher, 78, of Red Oak, formerly of Stanton, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  

    Rosenia Kathryine “Rose” Sebeniecher was born to George and Dora (Engleka) Mascher March 31, 1933, in Clarinda.  She was raised in Clarinda, graduating from the Clarinda High School, after which she received some nurses training.  

  • Robert Crocker, 54

    Robert K. Crocker, 54, of Red Oak, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital.  

    Robert K. “Bob” Crocker was born to Philip and Lois (Hall) Crocker July 9, 1957, in Greenfield, Mass.

    Bob was preceded in death by his father, Philip Crocker.  

    Survivors include his wife, Sandy Crocker, of Red Oak; mother, Lois Nims, of Red Oak; brothers, Paul Crocker, of Massachusetts, and Gary Nims, of Florida;  and two grandchildren.

  • Joanne DeYoung, 74

    Joanne Ruth DeYoung, 74, passed away Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.

    Joanne was born to Alvin and Ruth (Zimmer) Potthast Oct. 16, 1937, in Storm Lake.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Joanne is survived by her children, Jeff DeYoung, of Glenwood, Jayanne DeYoung, of Corning, and Debbie DeYoung, of Glenwood; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and her sister, Jan Evans, of Urbandale.

  • Richard E. Baker, 77

    Richard E. Baker, 77, of Red Oak, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Care Center.

    Richard Eugene Baker was born to Archie and Neola (Hall) Baker Oct. 1, 1934, in Red Oak. He has been a lifelong resident of Red Oak.

    Richard married K. Marie Branan Jan. 11, 1964, in Villisca.

  • Ellen Winchester, 74

    Ellen Raye Winchester, 74, of Malvern, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Malvern.

    She is survived by her husband, Thomas Winchester; son, Jim Hambright, of Red Oak; a grandson; and sister, Marsha Butler, of Kinta, Okla.

    No services are scheduled. Mansfield-Hertz Funeral Home of Malvern is in charge of arrangements.

  • Daryl Erickson, 87

    Daryl A. Erickson, 87, of Stanton, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, at her home.
    Daryl Augusta Erickson was born to C. Arthur and Edna F. (Johnson) Erickson Jan. 7, 1924, in Scott Township of Montgomery County.

    She was preceded in death by her parents.

    Daryl is survived by her brother, Wesley Erickson, of Stanton.

    Funeral services took place Friday, Nov. 4, at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Stanton with burial in Mamre Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Eric Kutzli officiated. Open viewing was at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home Thursday, Nov. 3.

  • Marvin Ward, 86

    Marvin Ward, 86, of Villisca, passed away Oct. 30, 2011, at the Villisca Good Samaritan Center.

    Marvin LeRoy Ward was born to Freeman LeRoy and Hazel Rebecca (Vallier) Ward Dec. 30, 1924, in Neola, in Pottawattamie County. He was born at home, the third generation living on the “home place.”

    Marvin graduated from Beebeetown High School in 1944.

    He entered the U.S. Army, serving from 1944-1946 in the India-Burma Theatre during World War II, stationed in India.