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Dean L. Uhl

1941 - 2021

    Dean L. Uhl, age 79, of Mapleton passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021, on the same farm where he was born, surrounded by his family. Dean had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma tumor in his brain in February.
    Per Dean's wishes a private family graveside service was held on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery of Mapleton. Father Richard D. Ball officiated.
    Donations may be made in remembrance of Dean to the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery Fund at 703 Heisler St, Mapleton, IA 51034.
    The Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
    Dean Leroy Uhl was born on October 23, 1941, on his family's home farm in rural Mapleton to Loyde and Hildegard (Kleine) Uhl. Dean was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Mapleton, receiving his sacraments at St. Mary's. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School through the 8th grade and graduated from Mapleton High School with the class of 1959. He spent most of his life as a resident of Mapleton while also spending a few years in Omaha, NE and Riverbank, CA.
    Dean married JoAnn Schram on August 7, 1965, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manilla. Together they were blessed with four children: Susan, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Thomas. His wife JoAnn passed away in 1996.
    Dean spent his career as a livestock farmer. He was an excellent herdsman, taking great pride in his livestock and farm site. Dean enjoyed people, always finding a conversation with everyone he met. Dean will be remembered for his sense of humor; he had a joke or story for every occasion. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
    In his retirement, Dean restored numerous John Deere tractors and enjoyed tractor drives. He also spent time traveling through Alaska, Japan, and Germany. With his companion Vae Gindt, Dean enjoyed wintering in Arizona for 15 winters while they spent summers on the farm. Dean looked forward to spring each year as he would begin meticulously maintaining the family's century farm. Grandpa Dean had a special love for his grandchildren. He particularly loved to play cards with them.
    Survivors include his loving companion Vae Gindt of Mapleton; his daughter Susan Uhl of Carroll and her son Jacob Heitshusen; daughter Margaret Uhl of Kansas City, MO and her two daughters Charlene and Avra Welling; daughter Elizabeth (Aaron) Gindt of Ames and their two sons Alexander and Ethan Gindt; and a son Thomas (Kerry) Uhl of Wright City, MO and their two sons Karsten and Johann Uhl. He is also survived by his sister Jeanne Gray of Janesville, WI; sisters-in-law Ann Uhl of Lebanon, MO and Mary Wessling of Blair, NE; brother-in-law Gene (Cheryl) Schram of Lenexa, KS; and 6 nephews and 4 nieces.
    Dean was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn S. Uhl; his parents Loyde and Hildegard Uhl; sister Joyce Uhl; brother Dale Uhl; brothers-in-law Leroy Gray and Keith Wessling; and niece Louise Uhl.


Beulah J. Sand

1939 - 2021

    Beulah J. Sand, age 81, of Anthon passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.
    A Funeral Service was held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Anthon United Methodist Church with Lay Pastor Shirley Nelson and Clif Cockburn officiating. Committal Services will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Anthon.
    A Visitation was held on Monday, April 12, 2021, at the Anthon United Methodist Church.
    The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
    Beulah was born on December 27, 1939, the daughter of Carl and Opal (Scott) Siefke. She was married to Robert Ardel Botcher in which they had 3 children. After Robert passed away, Beulah married Edward Roger Sand.
    Beulah worked part-time as a postal clerk until she became the postmaster of the Anthon Post Office. She was a very active member in her community. Beulah helped organize The Little Sioux Valley Country Picnics and was on many Centennial Committees. She served on the Anthon City Council for several years and was an active member of the Anthon Women's Auxiliary. Beulah was an excellent cook and baker.
    Those left to cherish memories of her are her husband of 56 years, Roger Sand of Anthon; daughters Deanna (Phil) Adler of Anthon and Dennise (Tim) Collins of Medina, OH; son Dennis (Jennifer) Botcher of Spencer; 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; sister Betty (Larry) Pierce of Correctionville; brother Brad Siefke of Correctionville; and brother-in-law Sam Jenkins of Washta; and extended family and friends.
    Beulah was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Opal Siefke; infant sister Bernice Siefke; sister Janet Jenkins; brother Bernard "Butch" Siefke; first husband Robert Ardel Botcher; and parents-in-law Nick and Opal Sand.


Theodore "Ted" Rose

1940 - 2021

    Theodore "Ted" Rose, age 80, of Mapleton passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Regional Medical Center of Sioux City.
    A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa.
    A Private Family Graveside Service will be held Friday, April 16, 2021, at the St. Clair Township Cemetery of Ute with Pastor Mike Fillmore officiating.
    Due to the COVID 19 pandemic masks and social distancing are encouraged.
    The Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
    Theodore "Ted" Richard Rose, the son of Earl and Marjorie (O'Connor) Rose, was born on August 27, 1940, in Monona County. Ted grew up on the farm outside of Mapleton and attended country school through the 8th grade. He helped his father on the farm until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958.
    Upon his honorable discharge in 1961 Ted returned to Mapleton. He was blessed with four children: Cora, Terry, Jason and Jody. Ted was employed at Mary's Hammer House and then CHN Garbage until his retirement. He enjoyed watching Westerns, tending to and riding his horses, and spending time with his family. Ted will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
    Left to cherish his memory include his children Cora (Amos) Parr of Mapleton, Terry (Lisa) Pitman of Georgia, Jason Dean of Smithland and Jody Hamman of Oto; 11 grandchildren: Gage Parr, Chloe Parr, Dawson Hamman, Laiken Hamman, Krista Sulsberger, Derrick Sulsberger, Tyler Dean, Zack Dean, Braden Dean, Theo Dean and Brittany (Mark) Pitman-Workman; 5 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Palmer of Mapleton; nephew Rick Palmer of Mapleton; great-nieces Kimberly (Jesse) Vogt and Jenni Palmer; great-nephew Brandon (Shelby) Palmer; extended family and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents Marjorie and Earl Rose; brother Elmer Rose; sister Jeanette (Roy) Rhodman; nephew Jim Palmer; and brother-in-law Elmer Palmer.


Rev. Fr. Edmund Tiedeman

1939 - 2021

    Reverend Father Edmund Tiedeman, 81, died Thursday April 1, 2021, at Journey Senior Services in Carroll.
    Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday April 8, 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fonda with burial to follow at Mt. Zion Catholic Cemetery, also in Fonda. Viewing will take place from 9:00 AM until service time at the church. Those in attendance are asked to abide by Covid-19 guidelines and facemasks are required at the church.
    Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Harris Funeral Home in West Bend. The Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home of Carroll assisted the family with local arrangements.
    Edmund Tiedeman, the son of Edmund and Rose (Mullen) Tiedeman was born April 27, 1939, in Fonda where he was raised and educated, graduating from Our Lady of Good Counsel School in 1958. He attended college at Loras and Mount St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque. He was ordained June 4, 1966 at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. Father Tiedeman then obtained his Master's Degree at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. During his years as a parish priest and educator in many schools, Father Tiedeman served in the communities of Danbury, Emmetsburg, Alton, Granville, Carroll, Fort Dodge, Dayton, Willey, Madrid, Woodward, Scranton, Mapleton, Oto, West Bend, Mallard, Lidderdale and Glidden.
    Father T, as he was affectionately called, was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved traveling with his brother priests and his relatives. While living in West Bend, he was a special friend and regular attendee of the Villager Pharmacy "coffee group" where he was truly a friend to all. Father T supported and followed Notre Dame football and all sports at Iowa State University and especially Carroll Kuemper.
    Fr. Ed spent many years in the Willey and Carroll communities while serving multiple generations at Carroll Kuemper High School. He loved all the people in his parish communities. They or each one of you returned God's love to him by welcoming him into their family relationships and homes.
    Fr. Ed and his family are grateful to the Carroll, Willey and Fonda communities for the love and care shown him since his retirement, especially this last year.
    Survivors include his brothers and sisters: Patty and Lary Gunville, John and Cynthia Tiedeman, Joe Tiedeman, Bill and Jeanne Tiedeman, Rita and Mark Fitzgerald, Helen and Russ Weston, Alicia and Dan Hogan, Anthony and Bev Tiedeman, 23 nieces and nephews, 60 great nieces and nephews, 9 great great nieces and nephews as well as many cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James in infancy.