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Page Two ~ N/Warren Town and County News , Thursday, June 17, 2010 i NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS P.O. Box 325, 727 Main St., 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 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 ieserve 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 FRANK BRUNIA Services were held in Indian01a Wednesday, June 9, for Frank Brunia, 92, Norwalk, who died Friday, June 4. Burial was with military rites at Scotch Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Brunia was born to William Frans Brunia and Ijnske (End) Mames Heemstra on a farm near Eddyville February 7; 19i8. His family later moved to Des Moines where he grewupi He attended North High School and enlisted in the Navy where he served in the South Pa- cific during World War II. He worked for his father in the electrical business before starting his own business, Brunia-Johnson Elec- tric Supply, in 1961. He continued to work until 1995, when he retired to enjoy farming, gardening and spend- ing time with his grandchildren. In 1946, he was mar- ried to Lois (Stookey) Brunia and they had three chil- dren. Survivors include his wife. Lois; son. Fred grunia of Des M0ine ; daughter, Alice Ann (Ken) W0av0r of Indianola; daughter-in-law, Edee Brunia of Norwalk; special niece, Susan (John) Alshouse of Bondurant; brother, William Brunia of Urbandale; eight grandchil- dren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Frank William Brunia; parents; two sisters and four brothers. Memorial contributions may be made to Scotch Ridge Church. OBITUARY MABEL CHRISTOWSKI Services and burial were held in Trenton, MO Wednesday, June 9, for Mabel Christowski, 93, formerly of Spickard, MO, who died Monday, June 7, at Sunnyview Nursing Home. OBITUARY JOEL Services were held Sun- day; June 13, for Joel Alan Hess, 54, Des Moines, who died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in West Des Moines Sunday, June 6. Mr. He s was born in Cedar Rapidsand raised in Norwalk. During high school, he participated in wrestling, baseball, foot- ball and was voted Home- coming King. Some of his best friends throughout his adult life were people he'd been friends with since high school. He also attended Brown Univer- sity and Iowa State Univer- sity. Following college he became reacquainted with a high school classmate, Lisa Smith, to whom he was very happily married for 28 years. He always said, "I fell in love with her the first time I saw her in art class, but never had the guts to talk to her." They eventually returned to Norwalk where they bought their first home and counted themselves lucky to have raised their children in their old home- town. Even after moving to Des Moines, Mr. Hess always looked forward to the fire department's An- nual Pancake Breakfast. Mr. Hess was an Asso- ciate Editor at August Home Publishing. He made the most of every- day and was determined to continue on despite havm loatI the 10re of his life, to Lou Gehrig's Disease in June 2009. He appreciated the beauty in nature and found much solace in riding his motor- cycles, woodworking, golfing and spending time with friends and family. He was a member of STAR ALAN HESS Joel Alan Hess Touring and Riding Orga- nization and Mid-Iowa STAR 210. Survivors include his mother, Pat Hess; brothers, Denny Hess, Greg Hess and Brent (Julie) Hess, all of Norwalk; his children, Shannon Johnson of Phoe- nix, AZ and Rachel Johnson of Eden Prairie, MN; father-in-law, Ellywn "Bus" Smith; sister-in-law Lizbeth (Denny) Maach; brother-in-law Timothy Smith and sister-in-law, Melinda (Todd) Pearson. Also nieces and neph- ews, Tony (Amber) Friedley, Dustin (Jenny) Hess, Jacob Hess, Courtney Hess, Cody (Alana) Hess and Matthew Rowles; and grandchil- dren, Christopher Johnson and Donovan Borik. He was preceded in death by his father. Darl; father-in-law, Mike Hrube5i mother-in-law/ Marilyn Hrubes and his wife, Lisa Hess. Memorial contributions can be made to the Norwalk City State Bank FBOJoel A. Hess, The Val- ley Grove Preservation Society in Nerstrand, MN and The ALS Association. OBITUARY PAUL R. SHERIDAN Services and burial were held in Wahoo, NE for Paul R. Sheridan, 80, Wahoo, NE. who died Tuesda3 June l, in Wahoo. Survivors include his wife, Betty; children, Mary (Bob) Bartek, Ithaca, NE, Paul R II (Sheri) Sheridan, OBITUARY MARY PRINE Private family burial will be at a later date for Mary Roxanne Prine, 87, Ankeny, who died Tuesday, June 1, at Taylor House. Mrs. Prine was born February 22, 1923 in Des Moines to Guerney and Mary (Kourthous) McPherson. Survivors include a son, Jim Prine of St. Charles; a daughter, Lee Steele of Norwalk; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Prine; a daughter, Mary Sievertsen and her parents. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League. Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches NORWALK CUMMING Christ Our Savior Harvest Church Lutheran Church (LC-MS) (Evangelical Free) 515 Sunset Dr. Box 338. Norwalk 981-9145 981-4233 Dan Beattie. Pastor www.harvestchurchiowa.com 9 am Worship Laine Wilder. Pastor 10:30" am Sunday School 9 am Worship Nursery Provided 10:30 am Sunday School 6-6:30 pm Wed. Meal Nursery, newborn to 3 years 6:30-7:30 pm Wed. PreK-Adult 7 pm Wed. Prayer Service Crossroads Church DES MOINES 2601 Border St. Christian Life Glen Blumer. Pastor Assembly of God Church 515-287-8580 Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 9 & 10:45 am Worship Pastor Warren Hunsberger Nursery & Children's 515-953-0322 Programming offered during 10 am Worship Both services Children's Ministry, 0-5 3 years old through 5'" grade Kids' Church 6 years &: up Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades Nursery ages 0-2 Angel Food Ministries 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Quality Food for 1/2 the Price *** Mt. Zion Church of God Fellowship Community 8383 Ridgeview Dr. Church Pastor David Chu 225 North Ave. 664-2828 www.fccnorwalk.org *** Rob Jones. Pastor Grace Baptist Church 981-0699,FAX 981-9719 9936 County Line Rd. 285-8871 8:30 & 10:30 am Worshipwww.gracecares.net Nursery & Sunday School thru Doug VanWey, Pastor 5th grade provided- 9:30 a.rn. Sunday School o pm un, oucn 10'.4S am W0rghil 6:30 pm Wed. AWANA Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and ***" Women's Ministry First Baptist Church Nursery Provided. Sunset Dr. & Mafred - 981-4391 9 am Worship 10:15 am Sunday School MARTENSDALE Class for all ages Martensdale Community Nursery Provided (An Evangelical Free Church) 6 pm Evening Service 1 Mile North of Martensdale on 7 pm - Wednesdays Hwy 28 Bible Study & Youth Hour Pastor Gary Crandall *** 641-764-2491 New Life Lutheran Church Worship: 9 am 4380 Wak0nda Dr. - 285-5965 Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. www.newlifenorwalk.org Sr. High Youth: 6 pm Sunday Nate Liedtke, Pastor Jr. High Youth: 6:30 pm 8:15 am Traditional Wednesday 9:30 am Sunday School Awana: 6:30 pm Wednesday 10:30 am Contemporary *** Nursery Provided St. Paul LutheranChurch 7 pm Youth-led Worship 615 Iowa Ave. - 764-2752 *** Fayonne Tooman, Pastor Mrs. Christowski was born September 16, 1916 inNorwalk, Daniel Sheridan, Boise, ID, David (Gabriela) Norwalk Christian Church 222-1531 Tindall, MO, the daughter of Herman and Minnie (Disciples) 9:15 am Sunday School Ricketts Crawford. She graduated from Spickard High Sheridan, Des Moines; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grand- 701 Main St. - 981-0176 (all ages) children; siblings, Jerry (Margaret) Sheridan, Garfield, Dayna Kinkade, Pastor 10:30 am Worship, Communion School in 1935 and was united in marriage to Henry" AR, Tom (Mary) Sheridan, Indianapolis, IN, Marilyn 8:30 am Informal Worship Call for times on Adult and Christowski October 25,1937. She worked for the United Sheridan, McKinney, TX and Dorothy (Don) Osborne, 9:15 am Church School Children Bible Studies States Postal Service for 18 years. She was a member of Kansas City, KS. 10:30 am Worship ]1 6 pm The Gathering Service St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Buenos Amigas Club, He was preceded in death by his brother, WallaceNursery Provided PROLE Town and Country Club and the APWU. Sheridan. Wed. pm CYF & Chi Rho Linn Grove i Survivors include a daughter, Henrietta (Ben) Memorials may be made to the Lymphoma Society *** United Methodist Church Stamper of Spickard, MO and son, Henry (Patricia) or Myasthenia Gravis Association. Norwalk United 7483 50th, Prole - 981-4062 Christowski Jr. of Norwalk; four grandchildren, Krista (Russell) Place, Norwalk, Jeannine Christowski, Austin, TX, Joe Christowski, Norwalk, and Jeff Christowski, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; three step-grandchildren, Julie (Marty) Prewitt, Bethany, MO, Howard (Deb) Stamper of Lib- erty, MO and Amanda (Leo) Skeffington, Des Moines; six great-grandchildren, Leslie (Dan) Merriman, Russell Place, Heather, Haley and Tyler Christowski, all of Norwalk; four step-grandchildren, Jessica Prewitt, Lilli raulina 5tamper and Evelyn 5kef gt0n; two great- great-grandchildren, Tanner Merriman and Trey Christowski; and a great-niece Jackie (Warren) Septic, lYenton, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband on De- cember 28, 1977; her parents; three sisters and one brother. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spickard Christian Church. Methodist Church Cindy Hickman, Pastor 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981'4251 9:45 am Sunday School OBITUARY Rev. Kiboko I. Kiboko tl am Worship MICHAEL P. SULLIVAN 8:15 & 10:45 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Services were held in Iowa City Saturday, June 5, for Nursery Provided INDIANOLA Michael P. Sullivan, 52, Coralville, who died at his home *** Good Shepherd Tuesda June 1. Graveside services also were held later st. John the Apostle Evangelical Lutheran Church Catholic Church (ELS) on Saturday at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Michael Patrick Sullivan was born September 3, 1957 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Robert Hatting, Pastor in Des Moines to James and Luann/McTa88art) Sullivan. Father John Ludwig 9 am Worship Following graduation from Roosevelt High School in Sacrament of Reconciliation 10:15 Sunday School 4 pm Saturday *** Des Moines, he received his master's degree from West- Masses: 5 pm Saturday The above free listings areto ern Governors University. December 6, 1987, he mar- 9 am Sunday Help newcomers know the ried Tina Bollinger in Des'Moines. They lived in Des *** Regular worship schedules of Moines where Mr. Sullivan was a member of the Des Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk-area churches. Special Norwalk Area and in Warren Events and services will not be Moines Fire Department from 1984 to 1991. County for this free listing, listed here. In 1991, the family moved to Iowa City where he *** Concluded p.5