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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines Sunday Register State Edition Sunday, August 23, 2009 Page7B Obituaries ' Pal 3UumK an ODiiuary ana searcn a aaiaDase ui receru uuiiuai i ai uciiviuiiicincyiMCi.Lumuuuuai 10. LOIS MARIE STROHMAN Algona Lois Marie Strohman Peacefully 4 i m passed into X vZy I eternity to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at her home in Algona. Lois was born on April 22, 1934, in Clarion, Iowa. She was the daughter of Roy Edward Lewis Wilson and Bertha Marie (Martin) Wilson. Lois graduated from Clarion High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree from the University of Iowa. Lois met her husband LeRoy I. Strohman of Waterloo, Iowa, while attending the University of Iowa. They were united in marriage on June 9, 1957, in Clarion. Their marriage was blest with three sons. Lois was active in the communities where she lived. While at University of Iowa, she was an officer in the university student council. She taught business education for three years at West Branch High School in West Branch, Iowa, and ten years at Bishop Garrigan High School in Algona, Iowa. She particularly cherished the years she spent at Bishop Garrigan High. She served in Algona as an officer in numerous civic and Christian organizations. She was the owner and breeder of champion West Highland White Terriers. Lois was a member of the Algona Evangelical Free Church where she taught Sunday school. At age 36 she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and since that time has made her life focus serving the Lord. Her faithful Bible study, teaching, and prayer life has been an inspiration to those close to her. Her commitment to her faith has most significantly been manifest in her devotion to her husband and sons. Lois was preceded in death by her parents. Left to cherish Lois' memory is her husband of 52 years LeRoy and three children, William (Dara) of Algona; John (Sarah) of Pierre, South Dakota and David (Anleah) of Mesa, Arizona; six grandchildren and a grand son-in-law. Lois was a caring, generous, and loving person. She was the inspiration, love and strength of her family. Lois will leave an indelible mark upon both her friends and family forever. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Garry-Roberts -Murphy-Schaaf Funeral Home in Algona. Online condolences may be made to Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of the Heartland or the Evangelical Free Church, both in Algona. MARGARET DREIER Hubbard Memorial services for Margaret, age 90, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Salem United Methodist Church in Hubbard. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Boeke Funeral Home in Hubbard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church. , I I -Hi fl S9i3MM is iVM Donice C. Townsend 1 PM Monday at Grandview Family Greeting 6-7 PM Sunday at Grandview Park 265-1652 mmm Name Lois Strohman Michael Stuart Elberta Shultice Mark Westendorf Dorothy Brown Dawn Peddycoart Kelly Ann Smith C. Vaughn Steed Thomas A. Stroope LaVonne Sturtevant Margaret Tasler City Algona Ankeny Bondurant Castle Rock, CO Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines HAROLD E. LENIHAN West Des Moines Harold E. Lenihan, 88, passed on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines with interment at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, August 24 at McLaren's Chapel with a Rosary Service at 8 p.m. Harold was born July 10, 1921 in Des Moines, Iowa to John and Mary (Brophy) Lenihan. He graduated from Dowling High School and Drake University. Harold was married to Ruth Nelson on June 26, 1943 in Long Beach, California. He was a mortgage loan officer at Iowa-Des Moines National Bank. Harold was a WWII US Coast Guard Veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater of Operation from June 16, 1942 to November 26, 1945. He was a member of many organizations including, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Dowling Club, Iowa-Des Moines National Bank Employees' 25-Year Club, Ancient Order of the Hibernians and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Harold served as a West Des Moines Plan and Zoning Commissioner, president of the Society of Real Estate Appraisers and was on the planning committee for the Iowa Senior Olympics. Harold was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Lenihan; his brothers, James, Frank and Jack; and sister, Irene Hunter. Harold is survived by his ' wife, Ruth (Nelson) Lenihan of West Des Moines; his children, Thomas (Sharon) Lenihan of West Des Moines, Vickie' (Bruce) Clark of West Des Moines, and Robert (Carol) Lenihan of Urbandale; eight grandchildren, Bridget Stark, Ryan Lenihan, Katie Lenihan, Daniel Lenihan, Sean Lenihan, Erik Clark, Colin Lenihan and Chris Lenihan,; and four great-grandchildren, Chloe, Alex and Brynn Stark, and Addyson Gunn. Memorial contributions may be directed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. ' N mcLaren sbnapei 'Ky at Resthaven Cemetery DOROTHY BROWN Des Moines Dorothy Brown, 72, formerly of Kellogg, died on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home in Newton. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Wa allace Family Newtnn. Iowa Funeral Home Oakcrest Hamilton's Hamilton's Private Wallace Hamilton's lies Westover Chapel Private lies Grandview Park Hamilton's Hamilton's fez MARK J. WESTENDORF Castle Rock, CO Our hero, Mark James Westendorf, 52, passed away on August 18, 2009, after an 18 month battle with cancer. Mark has lived in Colorado for the last 25 years. He was born December 6, 1956 in Waterloo, IA, the son of Eldo and Lola Westendorf. Mark was a 1975 graduate of LaPorte City Community High School in LaPorte City, IA. He worked as a failure analysis technician for Microbac Laboratories, Inc. in Boulder, CO. Mark is survived by his wife, Cheryl; two sons, Kevin Westendorf of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Kyle Westendorf of Colorado Springs, CO; four brothers and three sisters who fought the battle with him, Mike (Holly) Westendorf of Cedar Falls, IA, Jeff (Marilyn) Westendorf of Tampa, FL, Jay (Lil) Westendorf of Ft. Myers, FL, Dave (Christopher) Westendorf of Henderson, NV, Sue (Dan) Keegan of Gilbert, AZ, Sandy (Ron) Hackbarth of Raymond, IA, Dee (Kurt) Kruse of Brandon, FL; father-in-law, Bob McCor-mick of Las Vegas, NV; grandmother-in-law, Jua-nita McCormick of Royal, AR; and many nieces and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Mary. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to Microlab Laboratories, Inc., Phil Long Dealerships, Inc., Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Brent's Place of Denver, and the Anton family of LaPorte City, IA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mark's name to Brent's Place of Denver at A gathering for Mark will be held in Iowa, along with planting a maple tree in his honor on the farm he grew up on in LaPorte City, IA. Mark's ashes will be placed with the tree. In Loving Memory Of Johnathon Iverson John, I cant believe its been a year. Its indescribable how much love we have for you. Gone but never forgotten We love you and miss you. Love always your fam-ily and Drakie. you nave. ' Is " , i ; -is You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yester-lay, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yes terday. You can remember only cherish her memory and let You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn uour back, or you can do do, -smile, open your eyes, Jesus awaiting our arrival You can live the way she see you in heaven ARie Fay In Memory of our beloved Mother and companion, Alice F. Fry. your fiance, and partner of 19 years Leonard Smith will miss you beyond measure. Your loving sons George and John are heartbroken at your pass ing and will forever miss love. Your grandchildren and great-grandchildren will forever miss your caresses and always cherish your love. You leave behind a legacy of love for all members of your vast circle of life that is apparent in your many friends and family. Family and friends are welcome to share memories of Allie Fay, with Leonard, John or George at Name Denise Wilkins Dawnice Wlliams Gary Wolte Bruce Bushore, Sr. Beverly Claussen Rosetta Meldrem Margaret Dreier John Eatwell, Jr. Dr. Robert M. Williams Vicky Sue Jewell Harold Lenihan City Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Fraser Grimes Grinnell Hubbard Marshalltown Omaha. NE Pleasant Hill West Des Moines DENISE WILKINS Des Moines Denise Christine Wilkins died August 19, 2009 after a hard-fought battle against cancer. Denise was born February 3, 1968 in Des Moines, Iowa to Henry and Christy (Selland) Wilkins. She graduated from Richland High School in Fort Worth, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in chemistry from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. In 1997, Denise received her pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from Drake, Denise worked for the federal government as a pharmacist at the Fort Peck Indian Health Service in Poplar, Montana and the Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup, New Mexico. She also worked as a pharmacist for Walgreens in various Iowa locations. Denise is survived by her two children, Zachary and Ian; her sisters, Kelly and Erika Eckley; her brother, Joel; her mother, Christy; her father and step-mother, Henry and Carol; and her grandmothers, Irene (Hand) Wilkins and Norma (Cole) Selland Derby. Denise loved her children. She enjoyed playwrit-ing classes at DMACC, watching Mel Brooks movies, crafting, reading, and caring for her pet birds. The family would like to thank the many friends, relatives, volunteers, medical providers, and hospice workers who helped and supported Denise and her family through this time. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established for the education of Denise's two children, Zachary and Ian. Please direct contributions in care of Erika Eckley 2370 138th Lane Carlisle, IA 50047. i ILES fr- Dunn's Chapel 8181 Grand Avenue In Loving Memory of vl A Alice F. Fry if She is with Jesus You can shed tears that she is gone, or you can smile because she has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back , or you can open your eyes and see all sfie has left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see her, or can be full of the love she that she is gone, or you can her live on. what she would want you to love and go on, she is with lived, pray, pray, and pray; Fry. your wise advice and gentle Funeral Home lies Dunn's Chapel Henderson's Highland Park Hamilton's Schroeder Walter Brooks Smith Boeke Mitchell Heatey Hamilton's McLaren's THOMAS A. STROOPE Des Moines r 3 Thomas A. Stroope died August 16, 2009 at Tay-lor House after bravely fighting his second battle with cancer. The son of William and Frances Stroope, he was born May 6, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Marion High School and continued his education at the University of Iowa earning a bachelor's degree in business administration. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force upon graduation. On June 22, 1968 he married Susan Lister of Dallas Center. They lived in Columbus, OH and Evan-ston, IL, returning to central Iowa in 1973. Tom graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle with a Master of Arts in Teaching and taught social studies and coached at Martensdale-St. Mary's and in the Des Moines Public Schools at Meredith Middle School, Hoover, and North High schools. He was employed at several financial institutions in Des Moines, most recently at Wells Fargo Financial. He was most proud of his four children: the Rev. Annika Lister Stroope and husband Jeremy West of Minneapolis, MN; Timothy L. Stroope of Iowa City; Celia Stroope Bronson and husband Josh of Westminster, MD; and Theodore L. Stroope and wife Christy of Des Moines. His life is celebrated by his children and grandchildren Heidi Bronson, Jeanette Bronson and Vianne Stroope-West; his wife Susan; his sister Arline Hutchinson of Bella Vista, AR; and his extended family. A life-long learner, Tom was a scholar of everything from baseball to history to theology. His "sayings" and sense of humor will be sorely missed. His children thank their mom for all her care for Dad these past several months. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Dallas Center, IA on Monday, August 31 at 7 p.m. Family members will be present one hour before the service and a reception will be held following the service. Memorials may be made to the Des Moines Presbytery for the Our Sister Parish El Salvador partnership, the Animal Rescue League, and Taylor House. i ILES Grandview Park Chapel w 3211 Hubbell Avenue E Hamilton's Funeral Services www.HgmiltnnsFuneralHnme.cnnJ Hamilton's 605 Lyon Street 243-5221 Gary "Kingfish" Wolfe 1 PM Monday at the funeral home Hamilton's Altoona 105 4th St. S.W. 967-4272 Elberta Shultice 2 PM Monday at Bethany Reformed Church " Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens 1 2 1 NW 60th Avenue 289-2442 Michael N. Stuart 1 1 AM Monday at Iowa Veterans Cemetery Informatlon- 243-6221 Fl Helen Whorton Brown -jr -fawn Peddycoart l( voryi Marie Sturtevant Online condolences may be made DR. ROBERT M. WILLIAMS Omaha, NE Williams, Dr. Robert M . ("BobTDoc) January 10, 1949 - August 12, 2009, of Omaha, NE. Born in Iowa City, IA, to Florence and R. Alan Williams, After graduating from ISU (where he was a 3-year starter for the football team) in 1972, Bob was promptly hired by the Millard (Nebr.) School District as a history teacher and football coach. During this time he earned his PhD from UNL in Curriculum Instruction and Supervision in 1993. Throughout his career, Bob was named as "Teacher of the Year" by students for his passionate and inspiring approach to learning. After 33 successful years, he retired from Millard South High School (Omaha). Bob was preceded in death by mother, Florence R. Williams; and mother-in-law, I. Maxine Ruser. He is survived by wife, Lynn Williams; father, R. Alan Williams of Des Moines; siblings, Alan Williams of Carmel, CA, Barb (Williams) Tarpley and husband Dr. Gary Tarpley of Madison, WI, and Dr. Steven M. Williams of Omaha; nephews and nieces, Chad Tarpley and wife Christie Tarpley and their son Will of Kalamazoo, MI, Lindsay Tarpley Snow and husband B.J. Snow of Hermosa Beach, CA, Josh Tarpley of Madison, WI, Jason Williams of Minneapolis, MN, Ben Williams of Providence, RI, and Carrie Williams of Los Angeles; father-in-law, N. Dale Ruser; brother-in-law, Scott Ruser and wife Cathy Ruser of Omaha; sister-in-law, Barbara Ruser and mate Dr. Michael Sesse-man of Omaha; extended family and many dear friends. A "Celebration of Bob's Life" will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at 2 p.m., at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific, Omaha, with a fellowshipsocial gathering to follow. Guests are encouraged to bring memories to share with Bob's family. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the Millard Foundation to establish a scholarship in Bob's name (Bob Williams Scholarship). C. VAUGHN STEEN Des Moines C. Vaughn Steen 83, who died March 17, 2008, will be interred at Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa Monday August 24th at 2 p.m. Those planning to go to the cemetery, should arrive at the Admin. Bldg. no earlier than 2 (per the Administrator). Friends and family, please join us for refreshments and memories at the Creek Room of Walnut Creek Inn 1258 - 8th Street, West Des Moines, IA, immediately following the ceremony. Fond and funny stories will be greatly appreciated, as well as your presence. Thank you for the kind words already expressed and your generous contributions to the Food Pantry and Hospice in Vaughn's name. He is survived by wife, Marilyn; children, Valerie and Steve Nichols of Johnston, IA, Lynn and Margaret Steen of Des Moines, Scott Steen of Marshalltown, IA, and Brenda and Ric Sharp of Ashland, OR; grandchildren, Penny (Ryan) Reimer, Stephanie (Jeremy) Gorsuch, Claire Nichols, Shawna (Chris) Davis, Nicole Steen, Danielle Steen, Eric Sharp, Matt Sharp; and great-granddaughter, Ava Davis; brother, Richard (Ted) Steen. Cm, ''"X,. iff)

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