Pearl Elsie Klemme

F, b. 11 August 1916, d. 5 September 1986
Father*Edwin William Klemme b. 18 Oct 1888, d. 24 May 1971
Mother*Anna M. Ohlrichs b. 11 Mar 1891, d. 10 Jan 1990
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 June 1941As of 18 June 1941,her married name was Toel.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth11 August 1916Pearl Elsie Klemme was born on 11 August 1916 at Iowa.
She was the daughter of Edwin William Klemme and Anna M. Ohlrichs.
Marriage18 June 1941Pearl Elsie Klemme married William C. Toel on 18 June 1941 at Johnson township Lutheran church, Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa, Miss Pearl Klemme, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. E. W. Klemme of LeMars and William Toel of Akron, were married at the Lutheran church in Johnson township last Wednesday.1
Death5 September 1986Pearl Elsie Klemme died on 5 September 1986 at age 70 LE MARS, Iowa—Pearl E. Toel, 70, of Le Mars, died Friday in a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, at Sr. Paul’s Lutheran Church in rural Merrill with the Rev. Kevin Frey officiating. Burial will be in Le Mars Memorial Cemetery. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Toel, the former Pearl E. Klemme, was born Aug. 11, 1916, in Plymouth County. She married William Toel on June 18, 1941, in rural Merrill. She was Plymouth County resident all her life.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Ronald of Palatine, Ill., and Jay of Le Mars; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Norma) Keahi of Merrill, and Mrs. Fred (Judy) Schiefen of Le Mars; her mother, Mrs. Anna Klemme of Le Mars; one sister, Mrs. William (Ella) Utesch of Akron; and two grandchildren.

Sioux City Journal
Sunday, Sept. 7, 1986.
Burialafter 5 September 1986She was buried after 5 September 1986 at Memorial Cemetery, LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa.
Census DateLocationDescription
7 February 1920Johnson, Plymouth, IowaPearl Elsie Klemme was listed as a daughter in Edwin William Klemme's household on the 1920 Census at Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa.2
1 January 1925Johnson, Plymouth, IowaPearl Elsie Klemme appeared on the census of 1 January 1925 in the household of Edwin William Klemme at Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa.
19 May 1930Johnson, Plymouth, IowaPearl Elsie Klemme was listed as a daughter in Edwin William Klemme's household on the 1930 Census at Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa.3
  • Pearl Elsie Klemme obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa.
  • She was the maid of honor at the wedding of William Gustaf Utesch and Ella Anna Klemme on 12 February 1929 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa; William Utesch and Ella A Klemme marriage announcement.
  • On 11 February 1930 at LeMars Sentinel Miss Pearl Klemme, of Johnson township, is assisting her grandmother, Mrs.
    Fred Ohlerichs, with her work. Mrs. Ohlerichs has been ill the past week but
    is improving nicely at this writing.
  • Pearl Elsie Klemme hosted a party to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her parents Edwin William Klemme and Anna M. Ohlrichs were Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Klemme celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Feb. 16 at a party held in the Johnson township church parlors at 8pm. Hostesses were two daughters of the couple, Mrs. William Toel and Mrs. William Utesch. After the program with Rev. G. Meyer as master of ceremonies, canasta was played and a luncheon served. Anna Olhrichs and E. W. Klemme were married in the Johnson township church 40 years ago, and have two daughters and three grandchildren. The engagement of Miss Lorraine Utesch, the Klemme's oldest granddaughter, and Jud McDougall, Jr., was announced during the evening. on 16 February 1951 at 40th wedding anniversary at Johnson township church, Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa.4

Citations

  1. [S271] Historical Newspaper Collection, Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel (Le Mars, Iowa) 1951 June 29.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED132. Sheet 2B. Dwelling 33.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED75-15. Dwelling 62.
  4. [S271] Historical Newspaper Collection, Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel (Le Mars, Iowa) 1951 February 27.

William C. Toel

M, b. 7 February 1917, d. 17 October 1993
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 February 1917William C. Toel was born on 7 February 1917.
Marriage18 June 1941He married Pearl Elsie Klemme, daughter of Edwin William Klemme and Anna M. Ohlrichs, on 18 June 1941 at Johnson township Lutheran church, Johnson, Plymouth, Iowa, Miss Pearl Klemme, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. E. W. Klemme of LeMars and William Toel of Akron, were married at the Lutheran church in Johnson township last Wednesday.1
Death17 October 1993William C. Toel died on 17 October 1993 at age 76 LE MARS, Iowa—William C. Toel, 76, of Le Mars died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1993, at his residence.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home.

Mr. Toel was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Akron, the son of Bernard H. and Anna M. (Borchers) Toel. He married Pearl Klemme June 18, 1941, in rural, Merrill. She died Sept. 5, 1986. A lifelong Plymouth County farmer, he retired and moved to Le Mars in 1980. He married Viola Nelson in 1988 at Cherokee.

Mr. Toel was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Le Mars. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Toel and his wife Donna of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and Jay Toel and his wife, Mary of Le Mars; two daughters, Norma Keahi and her husband, Leonard of Merrill and Judy Schiefen and her husband, Fred of Le Mars; two sisters, Agnes Ebert of Granville and Leona Osterburhr of Le Mars; and five grandchildren, William Toel, Chris and Tony Keahi and Ted and Tonya Schiefen.

Sioux City Journal
Wednesday, October 20, 1993.
  • William C. Toel obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa.

Citations

  1. [S271] Historical Newspaper Collection, Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel (Le Mars, Iowa) 1951 June 29.

Judson Nobel McDougal

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJudson Nobel McDougal married Bertha DeRod.

Bertha DeRod

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was McDougal.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBertha DeRod married Judson Nobel McDougal.

Franklin J. Hinrichs Jr.

M, b. 16 December 1916
Father*Franklin J. Hinrichs Sr. b. 21 Dec 1890, d. 5 Jan 1963
Mother*Emily A. Klemme b. 1 Oct 1891, d. 7 Dec 1939
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 December 1916Franklin J. Hinrichs Jr. was born on 16 December 1916.
He was the son of Franklin J. Hinrichs Sr. and Emily A. Klemme.
Marriage5 September 1936Franklin J. Hinrichs Jr. married Margaret Goodrich on 5 September 1936.

Margaret Goodrich

F, b. 28 January 1916
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 September 1936As of 5 September 1936,her married name was Hinrichs.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth28 January 1916Margaret Goodrich was born on 28 January 1916.
Marriage5 September 1936She married Franklin J. Hinrichs Jr., son of Franklin J. Hinrichs Sr. and Emily A. Klemme, on 5 September 1936.

Martin Gord

M, b. 5 November 1893, d. January 1974
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMartin Gord was also known as Gard.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 November 1893Martin Gord was born on 5 November 1893 at Minnesota.
Marriage24 February 1922He married Edith Marie Klemme, daughter of August Chris Klemme Jr. and Anna Magdalena Ida Maria Frahm, on 24 February 1922 listed as 24 Feb. Married 8 years in 1930.
DeathJanuary 1974Martin Gord died in January 1974 at age 80.
Census DateLocationDescription
15 April 1930Hartley, O'Brien, IowaMartin Gord was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Hartley, O'Brien, Iowa.1
  • Martin Gord obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Ottawa, La Salle, Illinois.
  • He had zero children.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED71-17. Dwelling 152.

Ronald E. Klemme

M, b. 21 February 1924, d. 1998
Father*Roy Christian Klemme b. 20 Jul 1900, d. 3 Apr 1970
Mother*Nora Odell Jordin b. 11 Sep 1904, d. 5 Jun 1974
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 February 1924Ronald E. Klemme was born on 21 February 1924 at Iowa also reported as 20 Feb 1924.
He was the son of Roy Christian Klemme and Nora Odell Jordin.
Marriage23 October 1965Ronald E. Klemme married Vada Godbout on 23 October 1965.
Death1998Ronald E. Klemme died in 1998.
Burial1998He was buried in 1998 at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.
Census DateLocationDescription
18 April 1930LeMars, Plymouth, IowaRonald E. Klemme was listed as a son in Roy Christian Klemme's household on the 1930 Census at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa; living at 402 Central Avenue.1
  • In January 1939 Ronald Klemme is spending his vacation with his grandmother, Mrs. A. C. Klemme, and other relatives and friends at Fairmont, Minnesota.
    Lemars Globe Post January 5, 1939 - Ronald Klemme is spending his vacation with his grandmother, Mrs A C Klemme at Fairmont, Minn.
  • Ronald E. Klemme lived in 1970 at Glendale, California.
  • He lived in 1972 at Denver, Colorado.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED75-17. Dwelling 358.

Vada Godbout

F, b. 18 July 1920, d. 16 May 2000
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name23 October 1965As of 23 October 1965,her married name was Klemme.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 July 1920Vada Godbout was born on 18 July 1920.
Marriage23 October 1965She married Ronald E. Klemme, son of Roy Christian Klemme and Nora Odell Jordin, on 23 October 1965.
Death16 May 2000Vada Godbout died on 16 May 2000 at age 79.
Burialafter 16 May 2000She was buried after 16 May 2000 at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.
  • Vada Godbout had zero children.
  • She obtained US Social Security Card at Kansas; last residence Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas.

Virginia Grubb

F, b. 23 May 1928, d. 21 August 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 September 1948As of 25 September 1948,her married name was Schroeder.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 May 1928Virginia Grubb was born on 23 May 1928.
Death21 August 1980She died on 21 August 1980 at age 52.

Lloyd E. Bate

M, b. 18 March 1897, d. 22 January 2001
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLloyd E. Bate was also known as Bates.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLloyd E. Bate married Louise T. (?).
Birth18 March 1897Lloyd E. Bate was born on 18 March 1897.
Marriage20 January 1954He married Clara M. Klemme, daughter of August Chris Klemme Jr. and Anna Magdalena Ida Maria Frahm, on 20 January 1954 May be 31 Jan 1954.
Death22 January 2001Lloyd E. Bate died on 22 January 2001 at age 103.
Burialafter 22 January 2001He was buried after 22 January 2001 at Peotone Cemetery, Peotone, Will, Illinois.
  • Lloyd E. Bate obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence Peotone, Will, Illinois.

Shirley Rae Larson

F, b. 7 September 1927, d. June 1993
Father*Clifford H. Larson b. c 1903
Mother*Eleanor Pauline Klemme b. 12 Aug 1906, d. 18 Jun 1988
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Changeafter 9 October 1931On after 9 October 1931 her name was legally changed to Koch.
Married Name19 August 1948As of 19 August 1948,her married name was Shafer.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 September 1927Shirley Rae Larson was born on 7 September 1927 at LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa.
She was the daughter of Clifford H. Larson and Eleanor Pauline Klemme.
Marriage19 August 1948Shirley Rae Larson married Edison Henry Shafer on 19 August 1948 also reported as 27 Aug 1948.
DeathJune 1993Shirley Rae Larson died in June 1993 at age 65 Shirley (Larson) Shafer obituary.
Sandusky (OH) Register June 10, 1993 - Shirley (Larson) Shafer obituary
Census DateLocationDescription
15 April 1930Hartley, O'Brien, IowaShirley Rae Larson was listed as a niece in Martin Gord's household on the 1930 Census at Hartley, O'Brien, Iowa.1
10 April 1940Fairmont, Martin, MinnesotaShirley Rae Larson was listed as a daughter (actually step-daughter) in Matthew P. Koch's household on the 1940 Census at Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota.2
  • Shirley Rae Larson was adopted; Shirley was adopted by Matt Koch, her mother's second husband.
  • In November 1936 at Plymouth, Iowa, Thanksgiving guests at the H F Klemme home.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED71-17. Dwelling 152.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1937; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 46-9A.

Edison Henry Shafer

M, b. 17 February 1917, d. after 1993
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 February 1917Edison Henry Shafer was born on 17 February 1917.
Marriage19 August 1948He married Shirley Rae Larson, daughter of Clifford H. Larson and Eleanor Pauline Klemme, on 19 August 1948 also reported as 27 Aug 1948.
Deathafter 1993Edison Henry Shafer died after 1993.
  • Edison Henry Shafer was a Food Production Manager at Illinois State University.

Matthew P. Koch

M, b. 15 September 1900, d. 31 December 1971
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMatthew P. Koch was also known as Math.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 September 1900Matthew P. Koch was born on 15 September 1900 at Nebraska.
Marriage9 October 1931He married Eleanor Pauline Klemme, daughter of August Chris Klemme Jr. and Anna Magdalena Ida Maria Frahm, on 9 October 1931.
Death31 December 1971Matthew P. Koch died on 31 December 1971 at age 71.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1940Fairmont, Martin, MinnesotaMatthew P. Koch was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota.1
  • Matthew P. Koch obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence Bloomington, Mclean, Illinois.

Child of Matthew P. Koch and Eleanor Pauline Klemme

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1937; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 46-9A.

James August Koch

M, b. 13 July 1932, d. 13 June 1999
Father*Matthew P. Koch b. 15 Sep 1900, d. 31 Dec 1971
Mother*Eleanor Pauline Klemme b. 12 Aug 1906, d. 18 Jun 1988
Life EventDateDescription
Birth13 July 1932James August Koch was born on 13 July 1932 at Cherokee, Iowa, also reported as 31 Jul 1932.
He was the son of Matthew P. Koch and Eleanor Pauline Klemme.
Death13 June 1999James August Koch died on 13 June 1999 at age 66.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 April 1940Fairmont, Martin, MinnesotaJames August Koch was listed as a son in Matthew P. Koch's household on the 1940 Census at Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota.1
  • James August Koch was a Pharmacist.
  • In November 1936 at Plymouth, Iowa, Thanksgiving guests at the H F Klemme home.

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fairmont, Martin, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1937; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 46-9A.

Margaret Elizabeth Ritchie

F, b. 7 November 1922, d. 2 October 1999
Father*William Glasgow Ritchie b. c 1886
Mother*Nellie Mae Blesh b. c 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 October 1943As of 16 October 1943,her married name was Klemme.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 November 1922Margaret Elizabeth Ritchie was born on 7 November 1922 at Estherville, Emmet, Iowa.
She was the daughter of William Glasgow Ritchie and Nellie Mae Blesh.
Marriage16 October 1943Margaret Elizabeth Ritchie married Arnold Luverne Klemme, son of Elmer Jacob Klemme and Hilda J. Sommervold, on 16 October 1943 at Sacramento, California.
Death2 October 1999Margaret Elizabeth Ritchie died on 2 October 1999 at age 76.1
Burialafter 2 October 1999She was buried after 2 October 1999 at Roseni Lutheran Church Cemetery, Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
9 April 1930Washington, Jasper, IowaMargaret Elizabeth Ritchie was listed as a daughter in Nellie Mae Blesh's household on the 1930 Census at Washington, Jasper, Iowa.2
  • Margaret Elizabeth Ritchie obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; Last residence Akron, Plymouth, Iowa..
  • In May 1976 Hilda (Sommervold) Klemme 80th birthday celebration.

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 106, 1999, Oct 14.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED50-38. Dwelling 62.

Dorothy Helen Klemme

F, b. 7 July 1921, d. 27 May 2015
Father*Elmer Jacob Klemme b. 17 Dec 1891, d. 26 Jul 1965
Mother*Hilda J. Sommervold b. 13 May 1896, d. 28 Aug 1991
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameDorothy Helen Klemme also went by the name of Mimi.
Married Name7 February 1945As of 7 February 1945,her married name was Pomplun.
Married Nameafter 1980As of after 1980,her married name was Ridinger.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 July 1921Dorothy Helen Klemme was born on 7 July 1921 at Union, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Elmer Jacob Klemme and Hilda J. Sommervold.
Marriage7 February 1945Dorothy Helen Klemme married Raymond R. Pomplun on 7 February 1945 at Dade, Florida, Marriage record of Raymond Pomplun and Dorothy H Klemme.
Marriage record of Raymond Pomplun and Dorothy H Klemme 07 Feb 1945 Dade county, FL
Marriageafter 1980Dorothy Helen Klemme married William C. Ridinger after 1980.
Death27 May 2015Dorothy Helen Klemme died on 27 May 2015 at age 93 Dorothy Pomplun Ridinger - Passed away May 27, 2015 at the age of 93. Survived by son, James (Kemilou) Pomplun; 4 granddaughters: Jennifer Pomplun (Bruce Gutherie), Kimberly Lucas, Sheryl (Mike) Violett, and Lori (Brian) Walters; 9 great-grandchildren: Austin Bannon, Tanner & Skyler Lucas, Justin & Jason Violett, and Matthew, Caleb, Hanna and Seth Walters. A member of Messiah Lutheran Church for over 6 decades, Dorothy, or Mimi, as she is known by her family, was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Born on a farm in South Dakota she lived in Denver Colorado for most of her life, retired from United Bank of Denver as Senior Investment Representative at 65 years young, and spent the rest of her active life traveling and taking care of loved ones. She will be deeply missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing her. Private interment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery. Memorial Service Fri June 5, 2015 at 11am at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1750 Colorado Blvd, Denver. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church.
Published in Denver Post on May 31, 2015.
Burial5 June 2015She was buried on 5 June 2015 at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver, Colorado.
Census DateLocationDescription
1925South Dakota State Census, South DakotaDorothy Helen Klemme appeared on the census of 1925 in the household of Elmer Jacob Klemme at South Dakota State Census, South Dakota.
17 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaDorothy Helen Klemme was listed as a daughter in Elmer Jacob Klemme's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
1935South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South DakotaDorothy Helen Klemme appeared on the census of 1935 in the household of Elmer Jacob Klemme at South Dakota State Census, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
1940Spink, Union, South DakotaDorothy Helen Klemme was listed as a daughter in Elmer Jacob Klemme's household on the 1940 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
  • Dorothy Helen Klemme witnessed Lu Ida Olive Klemme attending school in September 1932 at Pleasant Hill School, Akron, Iowa; (listed in newspaper).
  • As of 1983, Dorothy Helen Klemme's address was 861 Cherry Street, Denver, Colorado.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 147.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Spink, Union, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3869; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 64-16.

Raymond R. Pomplun

M, b. 5 September 1916, d. August 1980
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRaymond R. Pomplun was also known as Ray.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 September 1916Raymond R. Pomplun was born on 5 September 1916.
Marriage7 February 1945He married Dorothy Helen Klemme, daughter of Elmer Jacob Klemme and Hilda J. Sommervold, on 7 February 1945 at Dade, Florida, Marriage record of Raymond Pomplun and Dorothy H Klemme.
Marriage record of Raymond Pomplun and Dorothy H Klemme 07 Feb 1945 Dade county, FL
BurialAugust 1980Raymond R. Pomplun was buried in August 1980 at Riverside Memorial Park, Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota.
DeathAugust 1980He died in August 1980 at age 63.
  • Raymond R. Pomplun obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Englewood, Arapahoe, Colorado.

William Glasgow Ritchie

M, b. circa 1886
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageWilliam Glasgow Ritchie married Nellie Mae Blesh.
Birthcirca 1886William Glasgow Ritchie was born circa 1886 at Iowa.
Divorcebefore 1930He and Nellie Mae Blesh were divorced before 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 January 1920Des Moines, Polk, IowaWilliam Glasgow Ritchie was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.1

Children of William Glasgow Ritchie and Nellie Mae Blesh

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED95. Dwelling 114.

Nellie Mae Blesh

F, b. circa 1895
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Ritchie.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageNellie Mae Blesh married William Glasgow Ritchie.
Birthcirca 1895Nellie Mae Blesh was born circa 1895 at Illinois.
Divorcebefore 1930She and William Glasgow Ritchie were divorced before 1930.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 January 1920Des Moines, Polk, IowaNellie Mae Blesh was listed as wife in William Glasgow Ritchie's household on the 1920 Census at Des Moines, Polk, Iowa.1
9 April 1930Washington, Jasper, IowaNellie Mae Blesh was listed as a divorced servant for the Myron Buck family on the 1930 Census at Washington, Jasper, Iowa.2

Children of Nellie Mae Blesh and William Glasgow Ritchie

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED95. Dwelling 114.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED50-38. Dwelling 62.

Dennis Eugene Hultgren

M, b. 19 March 1929, d. 13 March 2018
Father*John Alfred Hultgren b. 26 Jan 1881
Mother*Esther Marie Johnson b. c 1899
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 March 1929Dennis Eugene Hultgren was born on 19 March 1929 at South Dakota.
He was the son of John Alfred Hultgren and Esther Marie Johnson.
Death13 March 2018Dennis Eugene Hultgren died on 13 March 2018 at age 88 Dennis Hultgren, 88, rural Akron, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Sanford in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Romsdal Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, South Dakota. Reverend Nate Hansen will officiate. Burial with military honors will be provided by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6149 of Alcester at the Union Creek Lutheran Cemetery, rural Akron. Visitation with family present will be from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home with expressions of sympathy extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Memorials can be made in his name to the Romsdal Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Dennis Eugene Hultgren was born in the family farmhouse, northwest of Akron, Iowa in Union County, South Dakota on March 19, 1929. He attained the age of 88 years, 11 months, and 22 days. He was the son of John A. Hultgren and Esther Marie (Johnson) Hultgren. He lived in this historic house for more than 86 years.

He received his early education at West Union, a one-room rural school and graduated from Akron High School in 1946. He married Nelda E. Olson on August 3, 1957 at Union Creek Lutheran Church. He farmed the family farm for 44 years, retiring in 1991. He continued to live on his farm after retirement. He was a part-time employee of the Farmer’s Cooperative and also a property manager for out-of-state owners.

Community and State Affairs include: Chairman, Union County Planning and Zoning Board; Chairman, Union-Sayles Watershed Board; Treasurer 28 years of Sioux Valley Township; Treasurer, West Union School Board; Chairman, Union County School Board; President, Alcester, SD School Board; Member, Technical Board of Revision, South East South Dakota Council of Officials (SECOG); Board of Directors, Siouxland Interstate Planning Council, Sioux City, IA (SIMPCO); Secretary, Council of Officials (SIMPCO); Board of Directors, Akron Community Theater; Republican Precinct Committeeman; Union County Republican Committeeman and Member of the South Dakota State Republican Committee; Chairman, South Dakota State Board of Equalization 8 years; South Dakota Delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1988; and President of Union County Farm Bureau for 18 years. He was also a past member of the South Dakota Livestock Feeders, the National Cattlemen’s Association, and the Associated School Boards of South Dakota.

Dennis served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, serving in the Infantry in the Korean War and was assigned to the 224th Infantry Regiment on the 40th Infantry Division, North of the 38th Parallel. The United States Government awarded him the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal, 3 Bronze Battle Stars, United Nations Service Medal, American Defense Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. The South Korean Government awarded him their South Korean Service Medal and the Republic of Korean Presidential Unit Citation. The 224th Infantry Regiment awarded him a certificate, acknowledging his participation in the 40th Division Tank Company in Combat, the Satae Valley, and the Punch Bowl.

Dennis was life member of the Albert E. Hoschler Post 186 of the American Legion since 1953 and a member the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars in Alcester, as well as members of Past Chef de Gare of the 40 et 8, Voiture 865 and the 224th Infantry Association.

He was also a trustee of the Hoschler American Legion, and in the 13 counties that comprise the 9th District of the Iowa American Legion, he served as Commander, Vice Commander, Chaplain, and was Judge Advocate for 18 years. He was a past member of the Department of Iowa Executive and Chairman of the Department of Iowa Athletics and Contest for 3 years. He represented and officiated at numerous Veteran’s funerals, even when no Pastor was available.

He was a past member of Union Creek Lutheran Church, baptized on April 28, 1929 and later confirmed on August 2, 1942. He served as President on the Church Council many times and served as chairman for several important projects. He was the Historiographer for UC Church Histories that were published for the 100th and 125th anniversaries. He served as Sunday school teacher, liturgist, choir member, children sermon-presenter, and sermon-giver. He was a board member of the UC Church Cemetery for 50 years and served as President more than 40 years. He was a planner and supporter, supervising many good improvements to the enlargements of the cemetery. He was also responsible for record keeping, updating, and printing of new maps.

He was voting member of the Synod Assemblies of both the Western Iowa Synod and the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA. Dennis served for 3 years as an elected member of the Council of the Western Iowa Synod, serving on the Synod Stewardship Committee and on the Synod Assembly Business and Council Committee for 3 years. Because of theological changes approved by the ELCA, Dennis removed his membership from the ELCA and Union Creek in 2010. Dennis has been a member of Romsdal Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, South Dakota since 2010. Romsdal belongs to Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC). This was the Pioneer Church of his Grandmother Hultgren, Guri-Anna Monsdotter, from Huglo, Norway who was a charter member.

Dennis was a speaker at Veteran’s programs when invited. He also authored and published 3 books, “The Hultgren Family History”, “To Korea and Back Home Again”, and “The Queen of the Neighborhood.” He was also the writer of many narratives printed in newspapers, both in Iowa and South Dakota on various subjects of interest.

He was the recipient of several honorary awards: Outstanding Community Service Award for Lions International; Distinguished Service Award, Associated School Boards of South Dakota; Siouxland Distinguished Service Award, Sioux City; and the Jefferson Award, Sioux Falls KELO-TV. His biography has been in Marquis’ Who’s Who In America, each edition since 1990. The 1879 Hultgren farm has been listed since 2004 on the National Register of Historic Places by South Dakota State Historical Society and the United States Department of Interior.

Besides his wife, Nelda, Dennis is survived by four children, Nancy (Willard) Forsythe of Akron, Jean (Dene) Doty of Alcester, Jahn Dennis (Colleen) Hultgren of Florence, South Carolina, and Ruth (Scott) Henneman of Omaha, Nebraska. There are also 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Ione (Chris) Lucht of Tempe, Arizona along with many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Those preceding him in death were his parents; a sister and brother-in- law, Dorothy and Henry Borgman; and an infant brother, Esley John.
Census DateLocationDescription
18 April 1930Sioux Valley, Union, South DakotaDennis Eugene Hultgren was listed as a son in John Alfred Hultgren's household on the 1930 Census at Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED14. Dwelling 82.

Clarence Nicholas Hornstein

M, b. 18 September 1898, d. December 1964
Father*George Henry Hornstein b. 25 Aug 1877, d. 21 Jun 1942
Mother*Amanda (?) b. c 1878, d. 16 Nov 1936
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationClarence Nicholas Hornstein was also known as C. N.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 September 1898Clarence Nicholas Hornstein was born on 18 September 1898 at Iowa.
He was the son of George Henry Hornstein and Amanda (?).
Marriage27 December 1921Clarence Nicholas Hornstein married Cecelia A. Fields, daughter of Fredrick W. Fields and Otilda S. Engelcke, on 27 December 1921 at Charles Mix, South Dakota.
DeathDecember 1964Clarence Nicholas Hornstein died in December 1964 at age 66.
Census DateLocationDescription
25 June 1900Kendrick, Greene, IowaClarence Nicholas Hornstein was listed as a son in George Henry Hornstein's household on the 1900 Census at Kendrick, Greene, Iowa.1
20 April 1910Platte Ward 2, Charles Mix, South DakotaClarence Nicholas Hornstein was listed as a son in George Henry Hornstein's household on the 1910 Census at Platte Ward 2, Charles Mix, South Dakota.2
15 January 1920Platte, Charles Mix, South DakotaClarence Nicholas Hornstein was listed as a son in George Henry Hornstein's household on the 1920 Census at Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota.3
2 April 1930Platte, Charles Mix, South DakotaClarence Nicholas Hornstein was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota.4
1945Precinct 26, Escambia, FloridaHe appeared on the census of 1945 at Precinct 26, Escambia, Florida.
  • Clarence Nicholas Hornstein obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Iowa.
  • On 12 September 1918 at WWI Civilian Draft Registrations, Charles Mix, South Dakota.

Child of Clarence Nicholas Hornstein and Cecelia A. Fields

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED83. Dwelling 166.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED87. Dwelling 48.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED49. Dwelling 290.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Dwelling 19.

Cecelia A. Fields

F, b. 8 February 1902
Father*Fredrick W. Fields b. Mar 1873, d. 9 Sep 1931
Mother*Otilda S. Engelcke b. 29 Sep 1871, d. 6 Jan 1944
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name27 December 1921As of 27 December 1921,her married name was Hornstein.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 February 1902Cecelia A. Fields was born on 8 February 1902 at Lincoln, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Fredrick W. Fields and Otilda S. Engelcke.
Marriage27 December 1921Cecelia A. Fields married Clarence Nicholas Hornstein, son of George Henry Hornstein and Amanda (?), on 27 December 1921 at Charles Mix, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
10 January 1920Platte, Charles Mix, South DakotaCecelia A. Fields was listed as a daughter in Fredrick W. Fields's household on the 1920 Census at Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota.1
2 April 1930Platte, Charles Mix, South DakotaCecelia A. Fields was listed as wife in Clarence Nicholas Hornstein's household on the 1930 Census at Platte, Charles Mix, South Dakota.2
1945Precinct 26, Escambia, FloridaCecelia A. Fields appeared on the census of 1945 in the household of Clarence Nicholas Hornstein at Precinct 26, Escambia, Florida.

Child of Cecelia A. Fields and Clarence Nicholas Hornstein

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED49. Dwelling 157.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22. Dwelling 19.

Leonard Swanson

M, b. 20 November 1918, d. 16 January 2015
Father*Alfred John Swanson b. 14 May 1872, d. 5 Oct 1972
Mother*Amanda Louisa Sand b. 11 Oct 1879, d. 4 May 1946
Leonard Swanson
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLeonard Swanson was also known as Linardt.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth20 November 1918Leonard Swanson was born on 20 November 1918 at Union, South Dakota.
He was the son of Alfred John Swanson and Amanda Louisa Sand.
Marriage5 October 1940Leonard Swanson married Violet Vivian Anderson, daughter of Edward Anderson and Alfhild Hjelmdahl, on 5 October 1940 at Union, South Dakota.
Death16 January 2015Leonard Swanson died on 16 January 2015 at South Dakota at age 96 Leonard Swanson, 96, of West Akron, South Dakota passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point, South Dakota.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. Reverend Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Leonard Alfred Swanson was born November 20, 1918 on the family farm in Union County, South Dakota, the son of Alfred and Amanda (Sand) Swanson. Leonard was baptized and confirmed at Union Creek Lutheran Church. He attended Garland Country School in Union County. Following his schooling, he farmed with his dad in Union County.

He was united in marriage to Violet Anderson on October 5, 1940 at her parent's home. Leonard and Violet farmed in Sioux Valley Township in Union County for many years, living on the home place his entire life. Leonard and Violet were blessed with 5 children, Verdell, Vivian, Eugene, Linette, and Venita. Violet passed away June 12, 2013.

Leonard was a lifelong member of Union Creek Lutheran Church. He had served on the board of directors for the Farmers Coop in Akron and was also a past board member of Garland Country School. Leonard was a Farmers Union member for many years. Through the years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and reading. But most of all, he loved the times spent with family. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his 5 children: Verdell Swanson and his wife Donna of Alcester, SD, Vivian Haage and her husband Robert of Springfield, SD, Eugene Swanson and his friend Cindy of Akron, IA, Linette Reed and her husband Richard of Sioux City, IA, and Venita Fiksdale and her husband Bill of Merrill, IA; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Violet; his brothers: Stanley, Herb, Art, and Walter; and his sisters: Elsie Carlson and Antionetta Buum.
Census DateLocationDescription
26 January 1920Sioux Valley, Union, South DakotaLeonard Swanson was listed as a son in Alfred John Swanson's household on the 1920 Census at Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota.1
4 April 1930Sioux Valley, Union, South DakotaLeonard Swanson was listed as a son in Alfred John Swanson's household on the 1930 Census at Sioux Valley, Union, South Dakota.2
  • Leonard Swanson lived in May 1962 at Akron, Iowa.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED251. Sheet 6B. Dwelling 121.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-14. Dwelling 26.

Violet Vivian Anderson

F, b. 14 January 1919, d. 12 June 2013
Father*Edward Anderson b. Mar 1864, d. 2 Jun 1951
Mother*Alfhild Hjelmdahl b. 25 Nov 1888, d. Sep 1981
Violet Vivian Anderson Swanson
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name5 October 1940As of 5 October 1940,her married name was Swanson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 January 1919Violet Vivian Anderson was born on 14 January 1919 at South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Edward Anderson and Alfhild Hjelmdahl.
Marriage5 October 1940Violet Vivian Anderson married Leonard Swanson, son of Alfred John Swanson and Amanda Louisa Sand, on 5 October 1940 at Union, South Dakota.
Death12 June 2013Violet Vivian Anderson died on 12 June 2013 at age 94 Violet Swanson, 94, of West Akron, South Dakota, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at her home.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2013 at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, Iowa with Pastor Carla Nelson officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church Monday afternoon. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel of Akron.

Pallbearers will be Jared Swanson, Ryan Reed, Wade Reed, Greg Swanson, Clint Haage, Billy Fiksdale, Kimberly Zacharias, and Amanda Christensen. Honorary casket bearers will be her great grandchildren.

Violet Vivian Anderson was born January 14, 1919 on the family farm near Beresford, South Dakota to Edward and Alfhild (Hjemdahl) Anderson. Violet was baptized and confirmed at Roseni Lutheran Church. She attended country school at North Spink school near her home. Violet was united in marriage to Leonard Swanson on October 5, 1940 at her parents home. Violet and Leonard farmed in Sioux Valley Township for many years. Violet and Leonard were blessed with 5 children, Verdell, Vivian, Eugene, Linette, and Venita. Violet assisted Leonard on the farm as well as tending to the family garden and canning much of the vegetables to enjoy throughout the year. She also enjoyed going to dances and jig-saw puzzles.

She belonged to Union Creek Lutheran Church for over 70 years. She enjoyed Bible studies and circle. Her greatest joy in life was her family. She loved the holiday gatherings with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Leonard; 5 children, Verdell Swanson and his wife Donna of Alcester, SD, Vivian Haage and her husband Robert of Springfield, SD, Eugene Swanson and his friend Cindy of Akron, Iowa, Linette Reed and her husband Richard of Sioux City, IA, and Venita Fiksdale and her husband Bill of Merrill, IA; 20 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Fern Svatos of Omaha, NE, Esther Girard of Elk Point, SD, Frances Granger of Webster, Wisconsin, and Wilma Strand and her husband Carroll of Elk Point, SD; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Alfhild (Hjemdahl) Anderson; and several brothers and sisters.
Census DateLocationDescription
1920Spink, Union, South DakotaViolet Vivian Anderson was listed as a daughter in Edward Anderson's household on the 1920 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
12 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaViolet Vivian Anderson was listed as a daughter in Edward Anderson's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Spink, Union, South Dakota; Roll T625_1724; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 252; Image: 540.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Spink, Union, South Dakota; Roll 2232; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 224.0.

Wayne McCrill

M, d. 25 September 1994
Life EventDateDescription
Marriage24 June 1944Wayne McCrill married Wanda Jean Robinson on 24 June 1944.
Death25 September 1994Wayne McCrill died on 25 September 1994.

Wanda Jean Robinson

F, b. 19 April 1923, d. 7 March 2019
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name24 June 1944As of 24 June 1944,her married name was McCrill.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 April 1923Wanda Jean Robinson was born on 19 April 1923.
Marriage24 June 1944She married Wayne McCrill on 24 June 1944.
Death7 March 2019Wanda Jean Robinson died on 7 March 2019 at age 95 Wanda McCrill, 95, of Akron, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Akron Care Center in Akron, Iowa.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. The family will be present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Wanda’s name to the Akron Care Center, Wesley United Methodist Church, and/or Hospice of Siouxland.

Wanda Jean Robinson was born April 19, 1923 in Bloomfield, Nebraska, the daughter of Albert “Roy” and Pearl (Johnson) Robinson. She attended school in Nebraska. At the age of 8, she moved to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa where she continued her schooling. Later, they moved to Plymouth County, Iowa, where she attended Ross country school in Hancock Township. Following her schooling, she worked in Sioux City and The Battery.

She was united in marriage to Wayne McCrill on June 24, 1944 in Akron, Iowa. They farmed in County, SD until moving into Akron.

Wanda was a homemaker for her family and worked at Council Oaks Store in Akron and the Sewing Factory in Alcester, SD for a short time. Later, after moving into Akron, she worked for Thorson Drug for many years. After Wayne passed away on September 25, 1994, she moved to the Ridgewood Apartments in Akron. She worked as a hostess there until April of 2012. In July of 2013, she became a resident of the Akron Care Center.

Wanda was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. She was also a member of the Akron Lions Club where she oversaw the membership and calling committees. She volunteered for many years with Siouxland Aging. She enjoyed playing bingo, cards, taking vacations, and being with family and friends. She was always there to help those in need.

Survivors include three daughters: Linda (Maynard) Ravnsborg of Sioux City, Karen Wilcoxon of Hinton, IA, and Peggy (Dick) Anderson of Sioux City; a son: Gary (Karen) McCrill of Akron, IA; 9 grandchildren: Mike (Jamie) Ravnsborg, Kevin (Shana) Ravnsborg, Lisa (Joe) Tobin, Lori (Greg) Breyfogle, Kim (Trevor) Wilson, Amy (Shane) Werner, Ryan (Carly) Anderson, Justin (Michaela) McCrill, and Kayla McCrill; 21 great grandchildren; a brother: Vernon (Marilyn) Robinson of Le Mars, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Pearl Robinson; her husband, Wayne McCrill; a son in law: Gene Wilcoxon; two sisters: Maxine (Waldon) Harding and Ruby (Ted) Towler; 3 brothers: Gale (Violet) Robinson, Lyle Robinson, and Kenny Robinson; and 4 siblings in infancy.

Walter John Johnson

M, b. 22 December 1918, d. 15 March 1975
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 December 1918Walter John Johnson was born on 22 December 1918.
Death15 March 1975He died on 15 March 1975 at age 56.

Child of Walter John Johnson

Benjamin Cheirs Parks

M
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameBenjamin Cheirs Parks also went by the name of Ben.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageBenjamin Cheirs Parks married Laura Clare Holt.

Laura Clare Holt

F, b. 14 January 1920, d. 5 May 1998
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLaura Clare Holt was also known as Laura-Clare.
Married NameHer married name was Parks.
Name VariationLaura Clare Holt was also known as Claire.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLaura Clare Holt married Benjamin Cheirs Parks.
Birth14 January 1920Laura Clare Holt was born on 14 January 1920.
Death5 May 1998She died on 5 May 1998 at age 78.
  • Laura Clare Holt obtained US Social Security Card at Tennessee; last residence Clarksville, Montgomery, Tennessee.