CALLENDER – Vivian J. Hanson 91, passed away on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at Bickford Senior Living in Fort Dodge.
Vivian was born on March 18, 1931 to Kelly and Viola (Evanson) Lowry. She was preceded in death by her husband Dale, parents Kelly and Viola (Evanson) Lowry, siblings Maxine Dorsey, Kalcie Lowry, Leone Bryson, Wayne Lowry, Eugene Lowry, and Kay Nehrus.
Vivian is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Dick Peterson of Callender; her children, Barbara (Larry) Stout of Tucson, AZ, Mark Hanson of Callender, Marty Hanson of Slifer, Julie (Kevin) Davis of Fort Dodge; her grandchildren, Kyle Davis of Ankeny, Greg Davis of Kansas City, MO, Olivia Hanson of Brooklyn, NY, and Jenna Hanson of Gowrie and many nieces and nephews.
In 1947 Vivian’s high school basketball team played at the Girls State Basketball tournament. After graduating from Callender High School, Vivian worked at the Boston Store until she married Dale H. Hanson of rural Slifer on March 1, 1951. They farmed for most of their married years. Vivian returned to work at the Boston Store when her children were in school.
Vivian lived in the Callender area her entire life. She enjoyed cooking, baking, singing, playing the piano and having coffee with family and friends. She was an active member of Our Saviours Lutheran Church. She lived her Christian faith of selflessness, hard work, caring, kindness, and compassion.
Visitation was on Monday, November 28 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Callender. Funeral service were held Tuesday, November 29 at 10:30 AM at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Callender with Pastor Greg and Pastor Deb Stano officiating. Palmer & Swank Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.
Carmen Lee (Hammitt) Vosberg, age 81, of Winter Haven FL, formerly of Farnhamville IA, went home to her Heavenly Father on Friday, November 4, 2022.
Carmen is survived by her husband, Erwin Vosberg and her three children: Gary (Kendale) Vosberg of Farnhamville IA; Jeff (JoEllen) Vosberg of Farnhamville IA; and Tami (Joe) George of Winter Haven FL. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Rachael (Jason) Eller of Aplington IA; Maria Vosberg of Manhatten NY; Aaron (Melanie) Vosberg of Coal Valley IL; Theresa Vosberg of Denver CO; Jacob (Kiley Cole) George of Lafayette IN; Beth (Evan) Sears of Des Moines IA; Michael Vosberg of West Des Moines IA; Tyler George of Porter TX; and Trevor (Jazmin Aguayo) of Lafayette IN. Carmen had eight great-grandchildren: Lillie Eller, Eli Eller, Jayden Eller, Bowen Eller, Crew Vosberg, Hayden Vosberg, Martin Aguayo, Sofia Aguayo, and (soon-to-be born) Penelope George. Carmen is also survived by her sister-in-law, Beverly (Chuck) Ankeny and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gayle (Rossow) Hammitt and Vern Hammitt, her Mother- and Father-In-law George Vosberg and Sally (Parsons) Vosberg / VanAsperen; stepmother Carol Hammitt and step father-in-law Abraham VanAsperen; two sisters and a brother who died at birth.
Carmen was born in Lake City IA on January 28, 1941, was raised in Lohrville IA and graduated from Lohrville High School in 1959. She married Erwin Vosberg on November 15, 1959, they lived in love for almost 63 years. Together they lived in Ft. Dodge IA, Seattle WA, Farnhamville IA, Marion IA, Punta Gorda FL, and Winter Haven FL. She also spent several years with Erwin, after retirement, traveling as full-time Revers staying in Rockport TX, Valparaiso IN, Seattle WA, Farnhamville IA and many places in-between. After raising her children, Carmen worked at Security Savings Bank in Farnhamville IA and also worked for the family business, Vosberg Enterprises Incorporated for many years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church while living in Farnhamville and Faith Lutheran Church in Punta Gorda. Carmen loved to live life, spending as much time as possible with those she loved deeply, her husband, family and friends.
In accordance with Carmen’s wishes, her family will hold a celebration of her life at a later date next summer, in Farnhamville IA.
Donald Lee Howe, 90, of Dayton entered eternal rest on November 21, 2022 at Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at Gowrie. Family received friends from 1:00 to 3:00 Sunday, November 27th at Carson-Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com
Donald was born January 1, 1932 in Kansas City, Kansas to Lee and Vivian (Newlan) Howe. The family relocated the family to the Dayton area in 1942. Donald married Rosalie Mortenson on October 31, 1957. Three children, Kevin, Kristine and Kim, blessed this union. They settled on a farm north of Dayton where he farmed and worked in Ft Dodge at Land O’Lakes. He moved the family to town in 1970 where he opened a small engine sales and service business, Don Howe and Son, and continued to work in Ft Dodge. He was very active in the community where he served on the Dayton Utility Board for several years. Donald retired from Ft Dodge in 90’s and sold the business in 2013.
Donald is survived by his daughter, Kristine Howe, daughters in law, Gwen Howe and Susan Kjose, grandchildren, Michelle Stegeman, Joseph Howe and Daniel Howe, Johnathan Kjose and his sister, Betty Ann Peterson, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Rosalie, brother, Jim Howe, and his sons, Kevin and Kim.
Memorials may be made to the Twin Lakes Bible Camp in Manson, Iowa.
By Shari Everhart
Jordan Klingson is the new manager at Mulligans in Gowrie who says the opening date is tentative and depends on finishing up deep cleaning the business from top to bottom and completing several projects he has on his agenda, but does add, “I’m shooting for as soon as possible!”
He shares that menu-wise he’s planning on keeping it simple at first with standard ‘bar-type’ foods such as cheese balls, fries, traditional and sweet potato. burgers. chicken strips, dogs, chicken sandwiches, and breakfast related items, with additional offerings to be determined after polling public interests and suggestions through the business’s Facebook page, live feedback, and community input from all venues.
For non-standard, unique fare, he is looking to offer homemade pizza (dough and sauce) with various toppings from which customers can choose. Daily or weekly specials will come from foods Klingson has enjoyed eating while growing up or what he’s become fond of as he’s aged. “We will also poll the community for ideas on what they would love to see on special and do our best to produce it. Some of these items could include beef/chicken and noodles, shredded chicken, pasta, pasta bakes, tacos, and nachos. I want to keep the core of the menu smaller to incorporate more flexibility for what specials we have or what could become a staple of the menu,” he says.
He goes on to add, “I’m wanting to use the opportunity to continue what has already been with the golf side of Mulligans and attempt to draw in more people to the area for golf and dining by offering the party room for any event or meeting that would want to have us host them. I have some connections in the area for live music performances. I would like to host a bags tournament occasionally in the party room. Of course, the “Swiingin’ Fore Soldiers” event will continue and I look forward to any other opportunities we are presented with.” Read More...
By Shari Everhart
The Community Wish Tree is now in place at the Gowrie Public Library and is decorated with ornament tags ready for the public to take and to choose the amount of a donation to the local organization indicated on it.
Those needing assistance can take their ornament tag to the circulation desk at the library where one of the staff will be able to help.
Businesses snf organizations featured on the tree tags include the Gowrie Public Library, the Gowrie Swimming Pool, Gowrie Parks, Gowrie Fire Department, Wheels of G.Y.C. Skating Rink, Southwest Webster Ambulance Service and the Community Food Pantry.
Stop in at the library all through the month of December, choose an ornament tag, and make a difference in your community!
By Shari Everhart
The Grinch would be hard-pressed to dampen the spirits of the American Legion Riders, Iowa Chapter, Farnhamville #510 as they made their annual shopping trek in the name of Santa Claus to purchase bicycles for children who may not have much -- if anything -- on Christmas morning.
Several of the members traveled to the Carroll Wal-Mart store to search for just the right bicycle, two in fact, to make some child’s wish come true.
This is a project the Legion Riders have undertaken for several years, initially involved with the “Bikes For Tykes” program through Fort Dodge Ford. Discovering that Calhoun County residents were not a part of the area covered nor ‘qualified’ recipients, members of the Riders decided to look closer to home in their own county to see what the needs might be. Read More...
By Coach Mills
West Bend, Iowa - Southeast Valley (1-1) visited West Bend-Mallard (1-2) for a JV/V double header. The Jaguars struggled offensively, shooting 29% from the field and 20% from the charity stripe losing in regulation 43-47.
Breck Mills led Southeast Valley with 12 points 5 rebounds 1 assist. Madison Lane finished with 9 points 5 rebound 3 steals. Kenna Scott 6 points 9 assists. Alex Kitchen had 6 points and 13 rebounds. Halle Steck also had 6.
The team pulled down 32 rebounds, came away with 7 steals, and had 12 assists for the night. Read More...
By Coach Gealow
The Southeast Valley junior high girls basketball team only had one game this week after Tuesday’s weather cancelled their competition against the neighboring Bulldogs from Ogden.
On Monday (November 28th) the 7th and 8th grade teams welcome the Mustangs from Newell-Fonda. 7th grade held their own and battled hard, but fell to a talented group in the Mustangs by a score of 24-44. The 8th grade team hustled and gave it their all, but they also fell to Newell-Fonda 15-25. The 7th grade holds a record of 2-1 and the 8th grade is 1-2.
The girls will be return to the court next week in against the Cougars from MNW at Barnum on Monday, December fifth and they will battle with the Raiders from East Sac on Thursday, December 8th in Burnside.