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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 1, 2014 ab NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. KleinPublisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor Mary Lou Gray Reporter/Proofer/Computers Arlene Knust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Proofer/Office Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE. We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Nbrwalk, IA50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association OBITUARY ROBERT I Robert Daniel Rater, 53, Eau Claire, WI died March 24 in Eau Claire of a heart attack. A memorial service " will be at Eureka Cemetery north of Fontanelle at a later date. Mr. Rater was born Au- gust 2, 1960 in Greenfield to Evelyn and Dan Rater. He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1979 and attended Iowa Western Community Col-- lege in Council Bluffs. He worked at the University of Iowa Hospital before moving to Wisconsin. Survivors include his mother, Evelyn of West Des Moines; sisters, Ruth of Sacamento, CA, Risa of Colorado, Rae Jean (Tim) Lepird of Carroll and brother, Ryan of Winterset.. Also nephews and Robert Rater nieces, Geoffrey Gonzalez of Tallahassee, FL, Patrick Gonzalez of Denver, CO, Paul Gonzalez of New York, NY, Stephanie Gonzalez of Los Angeles, CA, Jeremiah Lepird of Hastings, NE, Erin (Shawn) Rush of Norwalk, Joshua and Jordyn Lepird of Carroll and Reagan and "Roy Rater of Winterset. OBITUARY RALPH "BUD" REINING Services were held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Laurens Saturday, April 26, for Ralph'Bud" Reining, 92, of Laurens. He died February 16. Mr. Reining was united in marriage August 24, 1942 to Dorothy Halder. They had three children, Gloria and twins Janice and Jimmy. He proudly served three years in World War II receiving many awards, including a Purple Heart. After the war, the couple made their home in Laurens, Des Moines and Estherville, returning to Laurens in 1960. He was a barber, school bus driver, postman and manager of the Laurens Theater. For many years, he and wife were Mr. and Mrs. Santa in Laurens, He served as a "Fashion Consultant" for Des Moines Register Columnist Chuck Offenberger and was known as ,Ralph of LaurensT' He and Dorothy had a lot of fun with this and tried to bring back saddle shoes. The couple drove the baggage truck for RAGBRAI for many years. Survivors include his daughter, Janice (Larry) Bloss of Des Moines; granddaughters, Lauri (Matt) Meneough of Norwalk and Jenifer (Patrick) Wolfe of Altoona; his nine great-grandchildren, Brandon and Blake Schmitt, Keegan and Kayleigh Meneough, Reed, Drew, Alea, Kate and Jack Wolfe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; son, Jimmy and daughter, Gloria. _ Memorial contributions mav be made to the Laurens Library or a charity of your choice. For online condolences, visit powersfh.net. OBITUARY KENNETH LAVERNE ARBOGAST Kenneth Laverne Arbo- gast, the son of Doyle and Fannie (LaRue) Arbogast, was born July 24, 1935, in Numa. He was raised in Numa alongside his sib- lings Wayne, Alice and Maxine. He gradu ited from Numa High School in 1953; Parson's College in Fairfield in 1957 and re- ceived his Master's Degree from the University of Iowa in 1965. Ken was united in mar- riage to Nancy Wahl June 9,,1963, in Parkersburg. To this union they had two sons, Scott and Eric, and together made their home in Oskatoosa. He worked as a school administrator in Oskaloosa for over 30 years, retiring in 1995. His hobbies included.wood- working and spending quality time with family. In 2003, Ken and Nancy moved to Norwalk to be near their son and grand- children. Tuesday evening, April 22, at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 29 days, he passed away at UnityPoint Hospital in Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Wayne; and sister, Maxine. Those left to cherish his memory-are his wife of over 50 years, Nancy of Norwalk; two sons, Scott Kenneth Laverne Arbogast (Dawn) of Trac CA and Eric (Ted) of Norwalk; two grandsons, Mitchell and Jackson, both of Norwalk; a sister, Alice Moye of Av- oca; and his mother-in- law, Maxine Wahl of Nor- walk. O'Leary Funeral & Cre- mation Services - Celebra- tion of Life Center in Nor- walk is attending to the family. A graveside service and burial will be held at a later date at the Norwalk Cemetery. Memorial contributions in remembrance of Ken- neth Arbogast, to be des- ignated to the Norwalk Music Boosters, can be mailed c/o O'Leary Funer- al Service, P.O. Box 171, Norwalk, IA 50211. Messages of comfort may be sent to the family at WWw.olearyfuner.als. com. OBITUARY CHARLES JOHNSON -Services were held Tuesday, April 22, at Martensdale Community Church for Charles Johnson, 64, Prole, who died Tuesda)9 April 15, at his home. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Churchville. Survivors include his daughters, Christine Brooks and Amy (Brent) F.alcon; grandson, Jared Ruhl; siblings, Joann (Bill) Johnson, Dennis (Judy) Charles Johnson Johnson, Richard Johnson, Madonna Johnson and Memorials may be Daniel (Jan) Johnson. given to Martensdale Fire He was preceded in and Rescue or Kiya Koda dead by his parents, John Humane Society. and Genevieve Johnson; Online condolences brothers, Theodore and maybemade at www.over John Johnson Jr. tonfunerals.com. MORE OBITUARIES ON PAGE 5 O'Lear ~a~1,c,~ Eric E. O'Leary Owner & Director l , In Our Care l - Kenneth L. Arbogast/ Age 78 of Norwalk -I Burial of the cremated remains to be held in the / Norwalk Cemetery at a later date. / For service information visit www.olearyfunerals.com 1020 Main Streetr Norwalk (515) 981-0700 SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches I NORWALK DES MOINES Christ Our Savior Christian Life Lutheran Church (LC-MS) , Assembly of God Church 515 Sunset Dr. Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 515~897-4183 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor Steven Klawonn, Pastor 515-953-0322 9:00 am Worship 10 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Children's Ministry, 0-5 Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Kids' Church 6 years & up Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Crossroads Church Grace Baptist Church 2601 Border St. 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.2thecrossroads.com www.gracecares.net Glen Blumer, Pastor Doug VanWey, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am Worship Nursery & Children's Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Programming Women's Ministry 3 years old through 5th.grade Nursery Provided. Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades*** *** Mr. Zion Church of God Fellowsifip Community 8383 Ridgeview Dr. Church David Chu, Pastor 225 North Ave. 664-2828 www.fccnorwalk.org *** Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 Martensdale Community 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship, (An EvangelicalFree Church) Disciple City Classes 18 too.-5~ 1 Mile North of Martensdale on grade Hwy 28 Nursery also provided. Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High.641-764-2491 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service Worship: 9 am *** BibleStudy: 10:30 am First Baptist Church Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunset Dr. & Mafred Sunday 981-4391 *** Trey Perrott, Pastor St. Paul Lutheran Church 9 am Worship (Evangelical Lutheran Church 10:15 am SUnday School in America) Class for all ages 615 Iowa Ave. Nursery Provided 641-764-2752 7 pm- Wednesdays Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Bible Study Prayer ServiceRon Mohr, Pastor. 770-1286 *** 9:30 am Sunday School New Life Lutheran Church 10:30 am Worship 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 Call for times on Adult and www.newlifenorwalk.org Children Bible Studies Nate Liedtke, Pastor *** 8:15 am & 10:30 am WorshipPROLE 9:30 am Sunday School Linn Grove Childcare Provided United Methodist Church *** 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 Norwalk Christian Church Ginni OttO, Pastor (Disciples) Free-will offering 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Breakfast 8-9:30 am 3~tm l)iebel, Pastor 10 am Worship 8:30 am Informal Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am 9:15 am Church School *** 10:30 am Worship IND~NOLA Nursery Provided Freedom Fellowship Church Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho (IFFC) *** 2604 N. Jefferson Way Norwalk United 515-961-5755 Methodist Church Pastor Jeff Rabe 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 Rev. Kiboko I. IGboko 9:30 am Sunday Worship 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible 9:30 am Sunday School Study Nursery Provided Tues.-Thurs. is for 5:30 pm Saturday, Vespers CormnunityFood ClOset. *** (Please call for availability) St. John the Apostle *** Catholic G~hurch Good Shepherd 720 Orchard Hills Dr. Evangelical Lutheran Church 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 (ELS) Father John Ludwig 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Sacrament of Reconciliation Robert Hatting, Pastor 4 pm Saturday 9 am Worship Masses: 5 pm Saturday 10:15 Sunday School 9 am Sunday *** Nursery, Sunday School *** The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Assumption Church Regular worship schedules of 897 West St. Norwalk-area churches. Special 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Events and services will not be Father John Ludwig listed here. Mass: 7:30 a.m. Sunday *** *** Policy: Churches must be in the CUMMIN~ Norwalk Area and in Warren Harvest Church County for this free listing. (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www"----i''m I and stories 10 am Worship Deadline for ads, Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm le~ixtS *** is Noon Friday!