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We serve every family in our community with great pride. We are able to offer a wide range of services to meet your family's needs and customs. We will listen to you and your wishes to help plan a celebration consistent with your expectations. We will take the time to plan every detail and help to relieve the burden on your family during your time of loss.
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April 8, 1969 - October 31, 2014
Angela Marie Henderson was born April 8, 1969, in Storm Lake, Iowa, She was the daughter of Bill Sr. and Millie (Harwick) Henderson. She attended Havelock-Plover Grade School and Pocahontas Area High School. She married Steve Anderson in Havelock, they later divorced. Angie settled in Pocahontas.
Angie was a member of the Hope United Methodist Church. She enjoyed computer games and Face Book. She collected bear figurines and was a Minnesota Vikings fan. She enjoyed her two cats, Tiny and Aries. Angie loved her dog, Kissy and she loved her nieces & nephews and enjoyed babysitting them.
Survivors include her brothers, Bill (Therese) Henderson of Palmer and Earl Henderson of Havelock; many nieces & nephews and her best friend, Michele Riskedahl of Pocahontas.
Angie was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt, Betty Grant and her pet dog, Kissy.
April 6, 1960 - October 24, 2014
Harold Robert Schnetter was born April 6, 1960, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was the son of Harold M. and Frances (Spurling) Schnetter. He attended Rolfe High School and served in the U.S. Army form 1978 - 1979. On September 14, 1985, Harold married Deb Claman at the Little Brown in Nashua. The couple settled in Bradgate. Harold worked in construction. In 2008, he was forced to retire due to a construction accident. In 2013, Harold and Deb moved to Pocahontas.
Harold enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, collecting pocket knives and enjoyed antique cars. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Deb of Pocahontas; children, Chris "Boy" Claman of Bradgate; Chelse "Monk" (Dana) Brazel of Wausa, NE and Char "Charlie Boy" Vote of Pocahontas; ten grandchildren and one great-grandson; sisters, Mary (Terry) Dahl of Rutland and Rhonda Steffen of Dakota City and brothers, Joe Schnetter of Rolfe and Ray (Kelly) Boeckholt of Rolfe.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Harold M. Schnetter & Frances Steffen; a brother, Boney Schnetter and a nephew, Chad Dahl.
March 4, 1935 - October 24, 2014
Carol Beata Schryver was born March 4, 1935 in Marathon, Iowa to Hugh Charles Sr and Florence (Beckstrom) Schryver. She graduated from Laurens High School in 1952. On April 13, 1957, she married James Brazier in Laurens. They later divorced. On October 22, 1965, Carol was united in marriage to Warren Henderson in Laurens. They made their home in Havelock until moving to the farm in 1991. After Warrens passing in 2012, Carol then moved to Pocahontas.
Following high school, she was employed at M & J.R. Hakes in Laurens before becoming a stay at home mom. She later worked at Upper Des Moines in Pocahontas for over 20 years where she worked until her passing.
Carol enjoyed traveling to various casinos, playing Bingo and her many puzzle books; cooking and baking; listening to country music, especially Charley Pride; the Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with her family. She will be fondly remembered for her smile, wonderful sense of humor, and fun loving nature. She will be sadly missed by those that knew her.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Sue (Eugene) Ruppert of Mallard, Scott (Joyce Lewis) of Havelock, Stacie Winegarden of Pocahontas, Stuart of Havelock, Steven (Brandi) of Pocahontas; grandchildren Brian, Bradley (Courtney), and Jennica Ruppert; Joshua (Emily Fritz), Jaden (Natasha Garrett), and Jebb WInegarden; and Chris (Kacie) Lewis; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers Nick, Gene, Richard, and Herb Schryver; and sisters Charlotte Brandt, Dorothy Etheridge, Pauline Rice, Eleanor Hasbrouck, and Elaine Doyle.
April 14, 1921 - October 24, 2014
Calista Pauline Halder was born April 14, 1921, in Marshall Twp. near Pocahontas, Iowa. She was the daughter of Israel and Iris (Mason) Halder. She attended country school and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Pocahontas and continued her education at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. In 1948, Calista married Duane Gibson in Pocahontas. The couple settled in Havelock. Calista was a kindergarten teacher for 39 years, teaching country school, as well as in Havelock schools and for many years in Laurens School system. Duane passed away in 1978. In 1984, Calista married Paul Hammes in Pocahontas. The couple settled in Pocahontas. Paul passed away in 1988 and Calista continued to make her home in Pocahontas.
Calista was a member of the Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, Catholic Ladies Society, designated Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, American Legion Auxiliary, Princess City Players and the Iowa State Education Association. She served as a board member of the Pocahontas Hospice and Pocahontas Community Hospital. Calista enjoyed traveling, politics, visiting with her family and her beloved cat Sammy.
Survivors include her sister, Evelyn (Halder) Bittner of Pocahontas; stepchildren, Susan (Hammes) Panger of Kenosha, WI; Joseph (Gennie) Hammes and Robert (Christena) Hammes all of Indianapolis, IN and Peter Hammes of Sheboygan, WI; six step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandson. Calista was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Duane Gibson and Paul Hammes; a step-son, Tom Hammes and brothers, Lowell and Ray Halder.
October 9, 1939 - October 19, 2014
Ronald Edward Buenting was born October 9, 1939, near Pomeroy, Iowa. He was the son of Edward and Dorothy (Passow) Buenting. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church. He attended country school and then Pomeroy High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 - 1964, and he was stationed in West Germany. On April 30, 1966, Ron married Darlene Herrick. The couple settled in Palmer. Ron worked in Laurens for Mefferd Industries for a short time before working as a machinist at IIH in Pocahontas. In 1990, they moved to Pomeroy. In 2001, Ron retired from IIH after 37 years of service. Darlene passed away in 2005.
Ron was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge #806 in Fort Dodge. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping, home brewing and making jerky with his granddaughters. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his children Jeff (Deb) Buenting of Ankeny; Paula (Wm) Ancona of Turner, OR; Randy Buenting and Ronica Buenting both of Pomeroy; five grandchildren, Brittany (Joe) Ortiz, Jordan Buenting, Brandon Ancona, Tanner Buenting and Lyn Buenting; brother, Harold Buenting of Fort Dodge and sister Marlene Bohn of Pomeroy. Ron was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Darlene and brother, Gordon Buenting.
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Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at 712-335-3334 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at 712-335-3334 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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Powers Funeral Home
502 4th Ave. NE
Pocahontas, IA 50574