Lucille Beth (Krause) Alff, long-time Lewis resident, passed away November 6, 2019. The daughter of Theodore W. and Grace A. (Lackey) Krause, she was born on the family home place southeast of Lewis on February 13, 1926. She graduated from the Lewis Consolidated School in 1943. Lucille was united in marriage to Henry O. Alff, at her parents’ home on October 21, 1944. She went to work at the old Atlantic Memorial Hospital in 1966 and helped with the move to the new Cass County Memorial Hospital in 1968. After 7 years she made the move to the Atlantic Medical Center, retiring in 1989. After retirement, Lucille traveled with friends to Las Vegas, Mexico and San Diego and spent three winters in Arizona. Lucille is survived by her daughters, Madonna (Jim) Cripe of Bloomfield, Nebraska and Deborah (Craig) Meyer of Lewis, Iowa; one niece and one cousin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Grace Krause; brother, Leroy Krause; infant sister, Ruby Krause; and two nephews, Lloyd and Cleo Krause. Open visitation will be available after 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019, at Roland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic, with Reverend Rachelle McCalla of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery at Lewis, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Lewis Oakwood Cemetery. Roland Funeral Service is caring for Lucille’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com. IN LOVING MEMORY OF Lucille B. Alff BORN February 13, 1926 - Lewis, Iowa DIED November 6, 2019 - Atlantic, Iowa At the age of 93 years, 8 months & 24 days FUNERAL SERVICE 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019 Roland Funeral Home - Atlantic, Iowa OFFICIANT Reverend Rachelle McCalla First United Presbyterian Church - Atlantic, Iowa MUSICIAN Kathy Govig MUSICAL SELECTIONS “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” “Hymn of Promise” by Randall Breckerbaumer CASKET BEARERS Duane Woodward Dick Woodward Mike Murphy Danny Kirchhoff Rich Govig Breck Chambers HONORARY CASKET BEARERS Dick and Alberta Milliken Mike Wagner Charles McCurdy FLOWER COMMITTEE Rachel Chambers Sheila Harry INTERMENT Oakwood Cemetery - Lewis, Iowa The family invites you to join them following services at the cemetery for lunch at United Congregational Methodist Church in Lewis.
Helen L. Schoenbohm, 97, of Atlantic, formerly of Wiota, passed away November 4, 2019, at Heritage House in Atlantic. Helen Lorraine was born on August 30, 1922, at home northeast of Cumberland, Iowa, the daughter of Roy Harold and Gladys (Tracy) Spies. She was baptized and confirmed at the Pine Grove Methodist Church in Massena. Helen attended rural school near Cumberland and graduated from Cumberland High School with the Class of 1939. On March 16, 1940, she was united in marriage to Gilbert Harold Schoenbohm in Maryville, Missouri, and to this union four children were born, Harold, Sandra, Nedra, and Dennie. She was a farm wife working alongside Gib on the farm and raising their children. Helen was a master gardener always having a large flower and vegetable garden. She canned and froze countless quantities of her harvest. They treasured life on the farm until they moved to Heritage House on January 3, 2015. Gib died on October 2, 2017. Helen was a member of First Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society. Helen loved to play cards and was a member of a neighborhood card club; 500, Hand and Foot, Pitch, and Pinochle were a few of her favorites. Helen played a large part in her kids 4-H experience; volunteering as a leader while they were growing up. Gib and Helen enjoyed camping and traveling south for the winter with their good friends. She enjoyed sewing and took time to teach her daughters. Most of all she cherished the time she spent with her family. Helen is survived by her children, Harold Schoenbohm of Council Bluffs, Sandra Bowers of Wichita, Kansas, and Nedra (Delbert) Elmquist of Hamlin; seven grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; numerous great-great grandchildren; sister, Jean Henkenius of Cumberland; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert “Gib” Schoenbohm; son, Dennie Schoenbohm; grandson, Russell Bowers; her parents; daughter-in-law, Mary Schoenbohm; son-in-law, Arnold Edwards; brothers, Allen Spies and Durward Spies; sisters-in-law, Louise Kloppenburg, Viola Dreager, Ruby Schoenbohm, and Hazel Schreiner. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019, at Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the First Lutheran Church, south of Wiota, with Pastor Mike Bodkins officiating. Burial will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, south of Wiota. Memorials are preferred to the First Lutheran Church of Wiota or the Heritage House Good Samaritan Fund. Roland Funeral Service is caring for Helen’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com. IN HER LOVING MEMORY Helen L. Schoenbohm BORN August 30, 1922 - Cumberland, Iowa ENTERED INTO REST November 4, 2019 - Atlantic, Iowa At the age of 97 years, 2 months & 6 days FUNERAL SERVICE 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019 First Lutheran Church - Wiota, Iowa OFFICIATING Pastor Mike Bodkins MUSICIAN Jan Steffens MUSICAL SELECTIONS “Your Long Journey” recorded by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss “Lift High the Cross” #837 “Amazing Grace” #744 “Onward Christian Soldiers” #662 CASKET BEARERS Grandsons Jerry Edwards Charles Edwards Mike Schoenbohm Ed Kemp Curt Bowers Mike Shetlar FLOWER COMMITTEE Pam Tibken Martha Tibken Kim Tibken INTERMENT First Lutheran Cemetery - Wiota, Iowa Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church or the Heritage House Good Samaritan Fund Please join the family for lunch in the church fellowship hall following the services at the cemetery.
Janet (Jobe) Kunze, 73, of Lewis, Iowa, died Sunday, November 3, 2019, at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Janet Lynne Jobe was born on June 23, 1946, in Atlantic, Iowa, the daughter of John “Jack” Arthur and Virgil Dean (Starr) Jobe. She grew up in Lewis and as a teenager worked at local truck stops as a waitress. Janet married Roger Crees and the couple lived in the Atlantic area until moving to Perry, IA. While living in Perry she worked as a waitress at the Elk’s Lodge. She later married Larry Hutchinson; living in Perry until Larry’s job took them to Ohio. In the early 2000’s, the couple moved back to a farm north of Atlantic. In her moves she was always fortunate with her love of nature to live in a home surrounded by a large outdoor area. After Larry’s death, she reconnected with her high school sweetheart, Gary “Doc” Kunze, and the couple later married and made their home north of Atlantic. Janet was a wonderful cook; candied sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes being a few of her specialties. Her “green thumb” provided her with a large vegetable and flower garden. She had numerous books on birds and enjoyed learning about, feeding and watching them; cardinals being her favorite. Janet loved to go to the movies, read, and watch the Hallmark channel. She will be remembered for her generous and inviting personality; possibly a bit opinionated at times. In later years as her health declined, she always tried to stay positive and never complained. She was a member of the Lewis United Congregational Methodist Church and was active in all church activities including bible studies and WFCS. Janet frequently visited the Lewis Library and Lewis Café for meals and socializing with friends. Janet is survived by her granddaughter, Kiena Crees of Marysville, OH; great-grandchildren, Kadence and Alek Crees; brother, Bob (Emily) Jobe of Lewis, IA; sister-in-law, Rosalie Jobe of Atlantic, IA; nieces and nephews, Christie Jobe, Deanne (Larry) Knudsen, Paul (Maureen) Jobe, Pam Blackman, Lee (Vicki) Jobe, Peggy (Rick) McClain, Paula (Rachel) Hensel and Kevin (Laurie) Jobe; and other nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, John “Jack” and Virgil Jobe; son, Mikel Crees; husbands, Larry Hutchinson and Gary “Doc” Kunze; and her brothers, Jack and Richard Jobe. A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the United Congregational Methodist Church in Lewis, Iowa, with Pastor Jerry Neal officiating. The family will greet friends on Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the United Congregational Methodist Church. A private family burial will be held in the Oakwood Cemetery in Lewis. Memorials may be directed to the Lewis United Congregational Methodist Church or the Lewis Heritage Center. Roland Funeral Service is caring for Janet’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com. IN REMEMBRANCE OF Janet (Jobe) Kunze BORN June 23, 1946 ~ Atlantic, Iowa DIED November 3, 2019 ~ Omaha, Nebraska At the age of 73 years, 4 months & 11 days CELEBRATION OF LIFE 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019 United Congregational Methodist Church ~ Lewis, Iowa OFFICIANT Pastor Jerry Neal MUSICIAN Kathy Govig MUSICAL SELECTIONS “River of Time" recorded by The Judds “The Old Rugged Cross” recorded by the Gaither Vocal Band “Amazing Grace” by the Congregation FAMILY INTERMENT Oakwood Cemetery ~ Lewis, Iowa The family invites you to join them immediately following the service for a time of lunch and fellowship. Memorials may be directed to the Lewis United Congregational Methodist Church or the Lewis Heritage Center.
Christie “Chrissa” Boysen, 61, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Thursday, October 31, 2019, at her home. Christie Ann was born on March 23, 1958, in Atlantic, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Evelyn Lorraine (Kuhl) Boysen. She grew up on the family farm south of Wiota, the youngest of three girls. Christie was always a free spirit. She was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Wiota where her family attended. Christie attended Anita Community Schools, active in Speech and Debate, graduating with the Class of 1976. Following high school, she made her home in Des Moines, Iowa, working as a server, bartender and event planner at an array of downtown venues. Christie moved back to Atlantic, purchasing her current home in 2012. Throughout her life, Christie was a member of the Wiota United Methodist Church. She valued volunteering and giving back to the community. Christie was an active member of Kiwanis and the B.P.W. (Business and Professional Women) in Atlantic, and had recently joined the B.P.O. Does. A friend to many, Christie often opened her home to those in need. Christie enjoyed eclectic art and was a foodie before the term was coined. She collected vintage, mid-century pottery and was always on the hunt to add to her collection of flamingos. She enjoyed crafting stained glass and polishing rocks. Christie also had a deep love for pets, always willing to give a belly scratch to any furry friend who wandered near. Christie is survived by her sister, Karen (Gary) Rich of Massena, Iowa; nieces and nephews; Rebecca (Randy) Whinery of Farmington, NM, Wade Rich of Anita, IA, Jennifer Heithoff of Des Moines, IA, Ryan (Traci) Rich of Anita, IA, and Andrea Rich of Ames; great nieces and nephews, Chelsea and Collin Kemp, Mollie, Madison, Tillie, and Jack Heithoff, and Colby, Meredith, Ruthie, and Malcolm Rich; brother-in-law Jerry Montgomery of Farmington, NM and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Evelyn Boysen; sister, Linda Montgomery; and brother-in-law, George Senholz. A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Roland Funeral Home, with Pastor Garry DeGeest of the Wiota United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery. Roland Funeral Service is caring for Christie’s family and her arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com. IN HER LOVING MEMORY Christie “Chrissa” Boysen BORN March 23, 1958 - Atlantic, Iowa DIED October 31, 2019 - Atlantic, Iowa At the age of 61 years, 7 months & 8 days CELEBRATION OF LIFE MEMORIAL SERVICE 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Roland Funeral Home Atlantic, Iowa OFFICIANT Pastor Garry DeGeest United Methodist Church - Wiota, Iowa RECORDED MUSICAL SELECTIONS “Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone” by Chris Tomlin “Save A Place For Me” by Matthew West “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen INTERMENT Atlantic Cemetery Atlantic, Iowa The family invites you to join them following services at the cemetery for lunch at Roland Funeral Home.
Paul Davis, 62, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Celebration of life memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Roland Funeral Service is caring for Paul's family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.