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p Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, June 6, 2013 4 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. Klein Publisher 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 outsideWarren, 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, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Iowa Newspaper Association Association OBITUARY CHRIS SYLVESTER Chris A. Sylvester, 57, Harvard, IL, formerly of Hedrick, died Sunday, May 26, at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was born February 1, 1956 in Ottumwa to Loren W. and Beverly A. Allen Sylvester: He mar- ried Becky Doud July 1, 1985. Mr. Sylvester was a 1974 graduate of Hedrick High School. He owned and op- erated Alternative Heat Sources and Suppl sell- ing and installing heating stoves. He enjoyed spend- ing time with family and friends at the lake house. Surviving is his wife, Becky; his children, Mindy (Blake) Franzeen of Johnston, Todd (Jamie) Sy!vester of Norwalk, Kristy (Kevin) Jones of Norwalk, Dane Sylvester of Hedrick; 8 grandchil- dren, Ashle3 Noah, Luke, Hayley, Macie, Todd II, Cameron and Carter; his mother, Beverly Sylvester Chris Sylvester of Hedrick; and a brother, Craig (Susan) Sylvester of Hedrick. He was preceded in death by his father, Loren Sylvester, and a sister, Sherri Lynn Sylvester. Funeral services were held at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa with Rev. Carla Nelson officiat- ing. Cremation followed the services. In lieu of flowers, me- morials may be made to Hedrick Christian Church. OBITUARY GORDON "TINKER" HARRIS Memorial services will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola for Gordon Keith "Tinker" Harris, 80, Greer, SC, formerly of New Vir- ginia. The family will greet friends one hour prior to services. Mr. Harris died Monday, May 20, in Greer. Born September 10, 1932 in Freemont Township in Clarke County, he was the son of Hylvin Harris and Edith (Williams) Harris. He grew up in New Virginia and graduated with the New,Virginia High School Class of 1950. May 19, 1950, he married Mary Ellen Marks and they were blessed with seven daughters. Mr. Har- ris/armed and worked for Iowa Southern Utilities from 1960 to 1962. He was a member of the New Virginia Lions Club and Habitat for Humanity in Hawaii. He worked for Colonial Pipeline, which took his family to New Jersey for 30 years. He married Dorothy Smith Woodson May 13, 1975 and her three daughters were added to his family. He retired from Colonial in 1993 as a supervisor, working for 29 years. He enjoyed gardening. He moved to Ha- waii where he lived for two years before moving to Greer, SC eight years ago. Survivors include his daughters, Mary Elizabeth "Beth" (Richard) Potter of Pleasant Hill, Ramona Kathleen "Kathy" (Mike) Keith of Lyman, SC, Diana Concluded p. 5 OBITUARY SUZANNE MULVIHILL HIGDON Services were held Thursday, May 30, at St. Patrick's Irish Settlement in Cumming for Suzanne MulvihiU Higdon, 80, West Des Moines, who died Saturday, May 25. Mrs. Higdon was born in Des Moines July 6, 1932. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy and attended St. Mary's College in South Bend, IN. She received her bachelor's degree from Clark College in Dubuque and her master's degree in English from Northern Illinois University. She was a member of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary for 15 years. While in the convent, she taught high school English. In 1972, she married Harry Higdon at St. Patrick's Church. He died in 1998. She worked for Bayer Pharmaceutical in Elkhart, IN for 25 years before retiring in 1998. She wrote product literature and produced instructional videos. She en- joyed golf (including three holes in one), sailing and participated in several reading groups in the South Bend area. She and Harry were avid Notre Dame fans, a love that continued until her death. Survivors are her brothers, Dan (Mary) of La Jolla, CA, Mark (Jeanine) of West Des Moines and Robert (Josetta) of Cumming; and sister-in-law, Pat Mulvihiil of Des Moines. Also, stepson, Dennis (Ellen) Higdon of Elkhart, IN and grandchildren, Brian and Clare. Preceding her in death were her husband, Harry Higdon; parents, Katherine and James Mulvihi11; sisters, Mary K Darnel1 and Sister Sheila Mulvihill; brothers, James and Jack Mulvihi11; nieces, Suzanne Phelan and Patty Mulvihill and nephew, Kevin Mulvihill. Donations may be given to St. Patrick's Church, Cumming, or St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. OBITUARY DONALD G. STEINKAMP Services were held Fridajfi May 31, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Madrid for Donald George "Don" Steinkamp, 82, who died Sunday, May 26, at his home in Madrid. Burial was at Iowa Veteran's Cemetery in Adel. Mr. Steinkamp was born March 13, 1931 in Carroll, one of 12 children to John and Susan Marie (Schulte) Steinkamp. He was an army veteran of the Korean Con- flict and served in the front line of the infantry division. In September of 1954, he was honorably discharged as Staff Sergeant at Camp Carson, CO. May 7, 1955, he was married to Mary Ann Schieffer in Carroll. They had four children. He was formerly employed with the former Gjellfeld Construction Com- pany in Forest City for 30 years. In 1964, they moved their family to Madrid where they since resided. He was a member of the Madrid V.F.W. Post 5060 and the Op- erators and Engineers Union Local 234. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, traveling and spending time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Ann Steinkamp of Madrid; three children, Steve (Jean) Steinkamp of Ogden, Karen (Rob) Tucker of Ankeny and Donna Button of Palmer, AK; daughter-in-law, Diane Steinkamp of Norwalk; three sisters, Deloris Sturm of Carroll, Lois Sturm of Breda and Rita (Dave) Roth of Altoona; five brothers, Roger (Marge) Steinkamp of Ankeny, Duane Steinkamp of Breda, Dale (Ruth) Steinkamp and Jack Steinkamp, both of Carroll, and Eugene Steinkamp of Granger; plus a number of grand- children and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry Steinkamp; one sister, Irene Sturm; two brothers, Merle Steinkamp and NorviUe Steinkamp and one great- grandchild, Alaina Steinkamp. Memorials may be directed to the A.L.S. Association - Iowa Chapter, 6165 N.W. 86th St., Ste. 205, Johnston, IA 50131 or to St. Malachy's Catholic Church, 405 Gerald St., Madrid, IA 50156. OBITUARY DANIEL THARP A grave site ceremony was held Saturday, June 1, at the Murray cemetery for Daniel Lee Tharp, 63, Tru.ro, who died Friday, May 10, from pancreatic cancer. Mr. Tharp was born August 26, 1949. He loved being outdoors no matter what he was doing and he loved kids very much. Survivors include a son, Travis Tharp of Truro; daugh- ter-in-law, Christina of Norwalk; father, Paul Shafer of Macallsburg; brothers, Jake Shafer and Patrick Alexander, both of Des Moines; sisters, Jenette Brown of Murray and Charmain of California; step-children, David Campbell, Rebecca Miner, Lisa Rumbaugh and Lucas Campbell. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Alexander; brother, Bill Brown and stepdaughter, Teresa Clay. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $!8 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church (LC-MS) 515 Sunset Dr. 515-897-4183 Steven Klawonn, Pastor 9:00 am Worship 10:30 am Sunday School Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm We.d. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade 6:30 pm *** Crossroads Church 2601 Border St. www.2thecrossroads.com Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-287-8580 9:30 am Worship Nursery & Children's Programming 3 years old through 5 th grade Wed. 6:30 pm I(-12 th grades Fellowship Community Church 225 North Ave. www.fecnorwalk.org Rob Jones, Pastor 981-0699 8:30 & 10:30 am Worship Disciple City Classes 18 too.-5 th grade Nursery also provided. 6 pm Sun. Jr. and Sr. High 6:30 pm Wed. Prayer Service " First Baptist Church www.norwalkbaptist.org Sunset Dr. & Mafred 981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School Class for all ages Nursery Provided 7 pm - Wednesdays Bible Study Prayer Service *** New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childcare Provided Norwalk Christian Church (Disciple s ) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:15 am Church School 10:30 am Worship 6 pm The Gathering Service Nursery Provided Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Nursery Provided St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School CUMqVlING Harvest Church (Evangelical Free) 4225 N. Birch Ave. PO Box 115 Laine Wilder, Pastor 981-4321 www.hccumming.com " 10 am Worship Nursery, newborn to 3 years Groups Thurs. & Fri. 6:30 pm Christian Life Assembly of God Church Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 Warren Hunsberger, Pastor 515-953-0322 10 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Kids' Church 6 years & up Nursery ages 0-2 6:30 pm- Wed. Elevate Youth Grace Baptist Church 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 www.gracecares.net Doug VanWey, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Women's Ministry Nursery Provided. Mt. Zion Church of God 8383 Ridgeview Dr. David Chu, Pastor 664-2828 *** MARTENSDALE Martensdale Community (An Evangelical Free Church) 1 Mile North of Martensdale on Hwy 28 Jeremy Kidder, Pastor 641-764-2491 Worship: 9 am Bible Study: 10:30 am Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday St. Paul Lutheran Church (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) 641-764-2752 Meeting at Church of the Assumption in Churchville Keith Lingwall, Pastor, 971-0504 Ron Mohr, Pastor, 770-1286 9:30 am Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies PROLE Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Cindy Hickman, Pastor 9:45 am Sunday School 11 am Worship *** INDIANOLA Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515-961-5755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333=2458 9:30 am Sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wed. Adult Bible Study. Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Hatting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!