Mary Lanners

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Nitzschke.

Child of Mary Lanners and Paul Nitzschke

Eleanor DuBois

F, d. after 1969
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1964As of 1964,her married name was Borchers.

Darlene Plueger

Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1951As of 1951,her married name was Gronemeyer.

Mable Elfreida Friske

F, b. 20 March 1913, d. 25 August 1992
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMable Elfreida Friske was also known as Mabel.
Married Name17 November 1938As of 17 November 1938,her married name was Hillrichs.
Married Name21 August 1983As of 21 August 1983,her married name was Klemme.
  • Mable Elfreida Friske was born on 20 March 1913.
  • She married Edwin Hillrichs on 17 November 1938.
  • Mable Elfreida Friske married Harry Hillrichs on 20 March 1952.
  • Mable Elfreida Friske married Walter Albert August Klemme, son of Edwin Klemme and Anna Frederika Wilhemina Bubs, on 21 August 1983.
  • Mable Elfreida Friske died on 25 August 1992 at age 79 Mable Elfreida Klemme, 78, Akron, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1992 at the Akron Care Center after a long illness.

    Services were Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Akron. Rev. Allen Bidne and Rev. William Flemr officiated. Gerald Klemme, vocalist, sang, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset", accompanied by Marietta Nielsen, organist. Congregational hymns sung were "How Great Thou Art" and "Lift High The Cross". Burial was in Riverside cemetery, Akron, under direction of Schroeder Funeral home. Pallbearers were Heath Hillrichs, Clint Nielsen, Terry Dolan, Troy Dolan, LaMont Rohlfs, Amy Nielsen, Heather Hillrichs, Leslie Dolan.

    Mrs. Klemme was born March 20, 1913 at Kingsley, Iowa, daughter of Gustav and Anna (Roloffs) Friske. She married Edwin Hillrichs November 17, 1938 in Preston township, rural Akron. He died Sept. 18, 1949. She married Harry Hillrichs March 20, 1952 in Sioux City. He died Feb. 20, 1976. She later married Walter Klemme Aug. 21, 1983 in Akron. She had farmed in the Akron area until 1971, when she moved to Le Mars, She moved back to Akron in 1976. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She had been baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran church in Akron. She was a member of the ELCA and Rural Home Culture club in Akron.

    Survivors include her husband, Walter of Akron; two daughters, Joann and her husband Bill Dolan of Beresford, and Darlis Nielsen of Akron; a son and his wife, Gary and Charlotte Hillrichs of Akron; a sister, Edna Friske of Hawarden; a brother, Paul Friske of Akron; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. In addition to her first two husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Freida Scheld and Mary Balk; a brother, Arthur and a grandson, Rusty Hillrichs.

    Akron Register Tribune
    Thursday, September 3, 1992.

Edwin Hillrichs

M, d. 18 September 1949
  • Edwin Hillrichs married Mable Elfreida Friske on 17 November 1938.
  • Edwin Hillrichs died on 18 September 1949.

Harry Hillrichs

M, d. 20 February 1976

Charles Utesch

M, d. before 1987
Father*Paul Richard Utesch b. 2 Sep 1875, d. 21 Nov 1963
Mother*Louise Bertha Jans b. 28 Nov 1876, d. 25 Feb 1950

Al Doering


(?) Gerdes


William Johnson


Bill Hartman


Ann Colton

F, d. after 1994
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1994As of before 1994,her married name was Klemme.

Kay Niehus

Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 May 1964As of 18 May 1964,her married name was Klemme.

Christopher Al Walrod

M, b. 11 November 1971, d. 17 April 2003
  • Christopher Al Walrod was born on 11 November 1971.
  • He died on 17 April 2003 at age 31 AKRON, Iowa -- Walrod, Christopher Al "Skil",31, of Akron died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Akron Care Center.

    Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, with the Rev. Jerry Crow officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.

    Christopher Al Walrod was born Nov. 11, 1971, in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of Robert and Gail (Klemme) Walrod. He was baptized at Preston Township Lutheran Church and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. He graduated from Akron Westfield High School in 1989. Chris lived two years at Opportunities Unlimited in Sioux City.

    He was a Boy Scout and was one patch away from obtaining his Eagle Scout. He was a Little League coach in Akron. In his free time, he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and Iowa State fan and all around sports fan. He loved to watch high school wrestling and other high school sports, but most of all he loved to watch his two younger brothers play the sports they were involved in during high school.

    Survivors include his parents, Robert and Gail Walrod of Akron; two brothers, Austin Walrod and Jenny Junck of Sioux City and Robert "Bobby" Walrod of Akron; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Gronemeyer of Hawarden, Iowa; paternal grandmother, Pearl Ringgenberg of Carol, Iowa; his special friends, Don Allaway Jr., Wayne Theeler and Greg and Lisa Keine; his godparents, Mark Kowalke, Gloria Kowalke and Ellen Renken; his aunts and uncles, Rich and Linda Walrod, Ron and Shirley Walrod, Mark Kowalke, Ellen Renken, Chuck Renken and Gloria Kowalke; and several cousins.

    He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Al Walrod; maternal grandfather, Norman Klemme; and stepgrandfathers, Glen Gronemeyer and Russ Ringgenberg.

    Pallbearers will be Donnie Allaway, Wayne Theeler, Shane Coyle, Troy Hemmelrick, Tony Turner, Jon Coyle and Travis Tentinger. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessica Kirkendall Oetken, Becky Kirkendall, Amy Avery, Lisa and Greg Keine, Tammy Allaway, Rachel Theeler, Maria Carillo and Jerold Dykstra.

    Sioux City Journal
    Friday, April 18, 2003.

Oltman Doering

M, d. after 1928
Father*Albert Doering d. b 1880
Mother*Catharina Magrata b. c 1810

Fred J. Schmidt


Children of Fred J. Schmidt and Martha A. Onken

Martha A. Onken

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schmidt.

Children of Martha A. Onken and Fred J. Schmidt

Wallace Schmidt

M, d. before 2012
Father*Fred J. Schmidt
Mother*Martha A. Onken

Ramona Schmidt

F, d. before 2012
Father*Fred J. Schmidt
Mother*Martha A. Onken
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Pecks.

(?) Pecks


Madonna Schmidt

F, d. before 2012
Father*Fred J. Schmidt
Mother*Martha A. Onken
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Clement.

(?) Clement


Howard Russell Nygard

M, b. 16 July 1903, d. 9 June 1971
Father*Otto Nygard b. 29 Nov 1878, d. 12 Dec 1954
Mother*Alma Amundson b. 27 Apr 1880, d. 25 Oct 1958
  • Howard Russell Nygard was born on 16 July 1903 at South Dakota.
  • He was the son of Otto Nygard and Alma Amundson.
  • Howard Russell Nygard married Bertha L. Sommervold, daughter of John Sommervold and Seri Blosberg, on 1 July 1925.
  • Howard Russell Nygard died on 9 June 1971 at age 67 Howard Nygard departed this life last Wednesday, June 9, 1971, along the highway south of Westfield, Iowa. His death occurred as the result of an automobile accident. He was 67 years of age.

    Howard Russell Nygard was born In Sioux Valley Township, Union County, South Dakota, July 16, 1903. His parents were Otto and Alma Nygard. On September 13, 1903, he was baptized at the Brule Creek Lutheran Church. As a young man he became an adult member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church through Confirmation and had been a member in good standing of this church ever since. On July 1, 1925, at a wedding in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, he was united in marriage to Miss Bertha L. Sommervold. He resided in Akron for about 21 years, then moved to Hawarden where he had been a resident for the last 25 years. Mr. Nygard had been In the trucking business during most of his life and thus was well known in many areas through his., service to people. Howard was a friendly, good-natured person who seemed to radiate cheerfulness and geniality wherever he was.

    Among those who survive his departure are: his wife, Mrs. Bertha Nygard of Hawarden; his daughter, Mrs. JoAnn Schipper of Ireton, Iowa; his son, Gerald Nygard of Hawarden his brother, Clifford Nygard of Akron; his four grandchildren and his many other relatives and friends.

    The funeral service in his memory was held In Immanuel Lutheran Church, last Saturday forenoon, with Pastor David J. Roy, officiating. Carol Harris was soloist and was accompanied by Mrs. Henning Shoulberg, organist. Those who served as pallbearers were nephews of Mr. Nygard: Raymond Johnson, Richard Sommervold, James Sommervold, Gorman Nygard, Richard Nygard and Robert Hanson,

    Interment was In Riverside Cemetery at Akron, under the direction of Schroeder Funeral Home.

    Akron Register Tribune
    Thursday, June 17, 1971.

Children of Howard Russell Nygard and Bertha L. Sommervold

Bertha L. Sommervold

F, b. 1902, d. 1994
Father*John Sommervold b. 3 Mar 1866, d. 20 Jan 1957
Mother*Seri Blosberg b. 21 Nov 1861, d. 30 Dec 1946
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1 July 1925As of 1 July 1925,her married name was Nygard.

Children of Bertha L. Sommervold and Howard Russell Nygard

JoAnn Ardis Nygard

F, b. 8 February 1926, d. 1 March 2013
Father*Howard Russell Nygard b. 16 Jul 1903, d. 9 Jun 1971
Mother*Bertha L. Sommervold b. 1902, d. 1994
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1 July 1950As of 1 July 1950,her married name was Schipper.
  • JoAnn Ardis Nygard was born on 8 February 1926 at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of Howard Russell Nygard and Bertha L. Sommervold.
  • JoAnn Ardis Nygard married Andrew Schipper on 1 July 1950.
  • JoAnn Ardis Nygard died on 1 March 2013 at age 87 JoAnn Ardis Schipper, 87, of Ireton, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Hawarden Regional Healthcare in Hawarden.
    Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton with Rev. Andrew Carlson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

    JoAnn Ardis Nygard was born on February 8, 1926 in Akron, Iowa, the daughter of Howard and Bertha (Sommervold) Nygard. She married Andrew Schipper on July 1, 1950 in Akron. They made their home in Ireton, Iowa where JoAnn taught Kindergarten and Andy was the postmaster.
    She enjoyed crocheting, reading, baking, and spending time with her family. Her hobby was collecting angels.

    Those left to cherish JoAnn's memory are her loving husband, Andy; her four children, Andrea (Butch) Southard of Marshalltown, Iowa, Kirk (Cindy) Schipper of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Paula (Rich) Hohn also of Sioux Falls, and Lori (Bruce) Van Buskirk of Beresford, South Dakota; her grandchildren, Emily Southard, Taylor Schipper, Sam Schipper, Matt Hohn, Krista (Jerrod) Mann, Brady Van Buskirk, and Jenna Van Buskirk: and her brother, Gerald Nygard of Hawarden, Iowa.

    JoAnn was preceded in death by her father and mother, Howard and Bertha Nygard.

Andrew Schipper


Gerald Kenneth Nygard

M, b. 26 June 1940, d. 16 October 2015
Father*Howard Russell Nygard b. 16 Jul 1903, d. 9 Jun 1971
Mother*Bertha L. Sommervold b. 1902, d. 1994
  • Gerald Kenneth Nygard was born on 26 June 1940.
  • He was the son of Howard Russell Nygard and Bertha L. Sommervold.
  • Gerald Kenneth Nygard died on 16 October 2015 at age 75 Gerald Kenneth Nygard, 75, of Hawarden, died on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Unity Point Health-St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa

    Graveside memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Riverside Cemetery in Akron, Iowa. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family.

    Gerald Kenneth Nygard was born June 26, 1940 in Akron, Iowa, the son of Howard R. and Bertha (Sommervold) Nygard. He graduated from Hawarden High School in 1958. Gerald served in the Army National Guard of Arkansas where he enlisted in August 1963 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was honorably discharged from the guard at Harrison, Arkansas on August 4, 1969. Gerald married Rosangela Gago Amaro on July 19, 2012 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was a buyer and seller of cars and cattle. Gerald enjoyed visiting with others and liked having coffee at Casey’s and talking with friends.

    He is survived by his wife and other family members. Gerald made many friends over the years through his sales.

Clifford Nygard

M, d. after 1971
Father*Otto Nygard b. 29 Nov 1878, d. 12 Dec 1954
Mother*Alma Amundson b. 27 Apr 1880, d. 25 Oct 1958

John Sommervold

M, b. 3 March 1866, d. 20 January 1957
  • John Sommervold married Seri Blosberg.
  • John Sommervold was born on 3 March 1866 at Norway.
  • He died on 20 January 1957 at Union, South Dakota, at age 90.

Children of John Sommervold and Seri Blosberg

Seri Blosberg

F, b. 21 November 1861, d. 30 December 1946
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Sommervold.
  • Seri Blosberg married John Sommervold.
  • Seri Blosberg was born on 21 November 1861.
  • She died on 30 December 1946 at age 85.

Children of Seri Blosberg and John Sommervold