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Ken Petrick Funeral

Kenneth O. Petrick, 78, of 433 42nd St. NE, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. The Rev. Dennis Johnson will officiate. Inurnment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Janice; three daughters, Kendra Langert of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., Lauri (David) Traub of Lakeville, Minn., and Nancy (Michael) Almasi of Robins; and a sister, Marly (Bob) Larson of Mahtomedi, Minn. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Caitlin, Jordan and Haley Traub; Kendall Langert; Connor, Brooke and Caleb Almasi; and his dog, Eddie.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Frank.

Ken was born April 2, 1933, in Peever, S.D., the son of Theodore and Claire (Carlson) Petrick. He graduated from Iowa State University and was in transportation management for several trucking companies until his retirement in 2003. He married Janice K. Warren on Feb. 21, 1959, in Blue Earth, Minn.

Ken was a faithful member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, a school board chairman in Rosemount, Minn., and a member of the Jaycees for several years. He was very proud to be an American and proudly served in the Marines during the Korean War.

Ken was very handy and enjoyed doing home repair. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his beloved family.

Ken was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Please leave a message or tribute to Ken’s family on the Web page,  under Obituaries.

Martha Winch Funeral

Martha Marie Winch, 79, of Marion, died Thursday, November 3, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2011, at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Marion by Rev. Kevin Jones and Rev. Dennis Johnson. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Martha was born January 29, 1932, the daughter of Albert and Anna (Hinrichs) Oltmanns in Anamosa. On November 10, 1957, she married Martin Winch at Wayne Zion Lutheran Church in Monticello. She and Martin co-owned Marty and Marty Toys. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed giving them to her family and friends. Martha and Martin enjoyed visiting casinos.
She was a longtime member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection.
Survivors include her husband, Martin of Marion; her children, April (David) Lubbock of Shellsburg, Bruce (Angie) Winch of Eagle Mountain, Utah, Cathy (Dean Schmidt) Winch of Marion, and Randy (Jody) Winch of Marion; eighteen grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are her siblings, Catharine (Alvin) Licht, Emma Lange, and Annie (Edgar) Hintz, all of Lowden, Alberta (Marvin) Boysen of Marion, and Ervin (Marcia) Oltmanns of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ludwig and Henry; and a sister, Lena.
A memorial fund has been established in memory of Martha.




Thelma Borg Memorial Service

Thelma C. Borg

Thelma C. Borg, 90, of Marion, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Summit Pointe, Marion. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marion. A gathering will be held from noon until service time Friday at the church. Private inurnment will be held in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements by Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include her daughter, Julie (Al) DuFaux of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; son-in-law, Rob Cook of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Jennifer (Mark) Davis of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Kathryn Cook of Arlington, Va., Rob (Jenni) Cook of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Evan DuFaux of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; great-grandson, Drake Davis; and brother-in-law, Jerry (Corrine) Borg of Naperville, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnie on Aug. 30, 2009; daughter, Jane Cook on Aug. 9, 2008; and her parents.

Thelma was born in Norway, Iowa, and was raised on the family farm. She later attended and graduated from Coe College. On August 12, 1947, Thelma married Arnie Borg in Norway. She devoted 23 years of her life to teaching Home Economics at Vernon Middle School in Marion. Thelma was world renowned for her outstanding taco and pie parties. She was also known for her love of Christmas year-round.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Thelma’s honor can be made to the Jane Borg Cook Cancer Wellness Center, c/o St. Luke’s Health Care Foundation, 1026 A Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401; or to Mercy Hospice, c/o Mercy Medical Center Foundation, 701 10th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403.

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Mary Erlandson Memorial Service

Mary Erlandson

Mary U. Erlandson, 90, of Marion, formerly of Cokato, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Winslow House Care Center, Marion, after a long illness. A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 23, 2010, at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Marion with Pastor Dennis Johnson and Pastor Kevin Jones officiating.

Mary was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Warren, Minn., to Selmer A. Ulland and Nora Bakke Ulland. She grew up primarily in Minneapolis, Minn., attended school there and graduated from West High School. She attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., and then the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minn., where she met her future husband, M. Julian Erlandson. They were married at the chapel in Camp Le Juene, N.C., May 16, 1944.

Shortly after returning from his World War II Marine Corps service, they settled in Cokato, Minn. In addition to raising her family there, she was very active in service to others through her church and several civic organizations. She moved to the Cedar Rapids Marion, Iowa, area in 1996.

Survivors include four children and their spouses, Robert (Linda) Erlandson of Marion, John (Kay) Erlandson of Flower Mound, Texas, Karen (Mel Clarke) of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Carl (Linda) Erlandson, of Jacksonville, N.C.

Mary’s grandchildren and spouses are Kirsten (Brian Bich) of Duluth, Minn., Karn (Kris Spence) of Portage, Mich., Anne (Randy Brown) of Johnston, Sarah Erlandson of Euless, Texas, Capt. Adam (Tara) Erlandson of Enid, Okla., Capt. Emily Erlandson of Savannah, Ga., 2nd Lt. Andrew Erlandson of Omaha, Neb., and Erik Erlandson of US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Mary’s great-grandchildren are Nathan and Connor Bich, Helen Spence and Kieran and Ian Brown.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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Don Claussen Funeral

Donald H. Claussen

A funeral service will be held at 11:00am  Monday, October 18, 2010 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection for Donald H. Claussen, 73, of Marion, who died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Promise House in Hiawatha.

Don was born May 28, 1937, in Palmer, Iowa, the son of Heike and Anna (Ihnen) Claussen. Don served in the United States Army and Army Reserve. On May 29, 1960, he was united in marriage to Marlys Ann Madsen at West Liberty. Don earned degrees in social work from Wartburg College and the University of Nebraska, and worked for Iowa DHS, Lutheran Family Service, and for 21 years at Grant Wood Area Education Agency.

He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, where he belonged to the choir, The Older Hymns, served on many committees, and taught youth and adult Sunday school.

Don is survived by his wife Marlys; a daughter, Becky of Moline, Ill., and son Mark of Cedar Rapids; a granddaughter, Veda Largent; and siblings, Elsena Hohensee of Albert City, Harvey (Caroll) Schoon of Fort Dodge and Marlene (Pat) Flaherty of Pocahontas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Frank Schoon; and two sisters, Anita Engel and Mardella Janssen.

Guests are welcome to to stay at the church following the service or go with the family to the cemetery before returning to the church for lunch and fellowship.

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