Fenton Robert Lawler

M, (April 20, 1933 - September 22, 2016)
Fenton R. Lawler, 1933 - 2016.
FatherJoseph Patrick Lawler (July 14, 1887 - August 31, 1957)
MotherCharlotte Hamill (October 10, 1897 - February 16, 1971)
Birth*20 April 1933Fenton Robert Lawler was born on 20 April 1933, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Joseph Patrick Lawler and Charlotte Hamill
Death*22 September 2016Fenton Robert Lawler died on 22 September 2016, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 83. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Fenton R. Lawler
Fenton Robert Lawler was born April 20, 1933, the son of Joseph and Charlott Lawler. He died Thursday, September 22, 2016, at the St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll, Iowa, at the age of eighty-three.

Fenton was born in Carroll, Iowa and received his education in St. Ann’s Catholic Schools, graduating with the class of 1953. He entered the United States Army and serving during the Korean War and two years in Germany. On November 21, 1959, Fenton was united in marriage to Elizabeth Kohorst at St. John’s Catholic Church in Arcadia by Fr. Stork. The couple made their home in Westside, Iowa and was blessed with the birth of two daughters. Fenton was employed by Farmers Co-operative for 31 years. He also worked for Dick Blair Deliver Meat and Bob Adams delivering cars.

Fenton was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He was a devoted friend who loved helping others and had a great sense of humor. He loved working on antique cars and classic cars, and driving them in various parades. He also enjoyed tinkering in the yard and around the house. In his leisure time Fenton enjoyed socializing with family, friends and his Westside neighbors. He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Vail, Iowa.

Fenton was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary; and two brothers, Donald and William . Survivors include his wife, Betty; two daughters, Lori and her husband, Rick; and Monica and her husband, Joe; seven grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Jean and Celine Mae; other relatives and friends.
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Ann Catholic Cemetery, Vail, Crawford County, Iowa

Laura Jean Lawler

F
FatherFenton Robert Lawler (April 20, 1933 - September 22, 2016)
MotherBetty Lou Kohorst
Laura Jean Lawler is the daughter of Fenton Robert Lawler and Betty Lou Kohorst

Joseph B. Steinkamp

M, (April 19, 1905 - August 8, 1945)
FatherFerdinand Steinkamp (August 25, 1877 - January 16, 1963)
MotherMary Magdalen Nieland (November 1, 1877 - October 17, 1958)
Birth*19 April 1905Joseph B. Steinkamp was born on 19 April 1905, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Ferdinand Steinkamp and Mary Magdalen Nieland
Marriage*15 January 1929Joseph B. Steinkamp married Josephine B. Thobe, daughter of John Thobe and Theresia Willeke, on 15 January 1929, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. Peter Sturm performed the ceremony and the nuptial mass.1,2 
Census*1930Joseph B. Steinkamp appeared on the census of 1930 at Carroll County, Iowa; Joseph (24) is enumerated on the farm next to his parents in Kniest Township with his wife Josephine (25) and daughter Darlene (1/12). They are renting the farm and have a radio. Living with the family is Henry Nieland (54) as a boarder who lists his occupation as contractor doing building.3 
Death*8 August 1945He died on 8 August 1945, at Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, at age 40. 
Misc*He was remembered in a front page article in the Carroll Daily Times, Carroll, Iowa.
Former Carroll Man Found Dead Of Bullet Wound
Joseph Steinkamp of Storm Lake, formerly of Carroll, died early Wednesday of a bullet wound at his farm two and one-half miles northeast of Storm Lake. He was about 37 years old.

Mrs. Steinkamp told Coroner J. J. Taylor her husband arose at 1:30 a. m. and went into the yard. When she heard a shotgun report she went outside and found him dying. Coroner Taylor said an inquest would he held today.

Relatives here have been informed that funeral services are to be at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning at the Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be at Breda.

The Steinkamp family formerly lived, on farms west and south of Carroll. They resided about two miles south of Carroll on highway 71 before moving to Fonda a few years ago. After a year's residence at Fonda they moved to Storm Lake.

Mr. Steinkamp is survived by his wife, who was Josephine Thobe of Mt. Carmel before her marriage, a daughter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Steinkamp of Breda, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Joe Kohorst, Arcadia; Tony Steinkamp, west of Carroll; Fred Steinkamp, Lidderdale; Mrs. Andrew Thobe and Mrs. Henry Kramer, Mt. Carmel; Walter Steinkamp, Breda; Leonard Steinkamp of Breda, recently returned from overseas duty with the army, and Mrs. Hilbert Eischeid, Halbur.4
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Josephine B. Thobe (July 26, 1904 - October 27, 2002)
Marriage*15 January 1929He married Josephine B. Thobe, daughter of John Thobe and Theresia Willeke, on 15 January 1929, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. Peter Sturm performed the ceremony and the nuptial mass.1,2 
Child 1.Darlene Steinkamp+ (March 7, 1930 - January 29, 1967)

Citations

  1. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,January 16, 1929.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, January 16, 1935.
  3. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, Iowa, Carroll, Kniest, District 20 page 5A.
  4. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, August 9, 1945.

Josephine B. Thobe

F, (July 26, 1904 - October 27, 2002)
FatherJohn Thobe (November 3, 1871 - March 10, 1952)
MotherTheresia Willeke (May 4, 1876 - May 15, 1964)
Birth*26 July 1904Josephine B. Thobe was born on 26 July 1904, at Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of John Thobe and Theresia Willeke
Marriage*15 January 1929Josephine B. Thobe married Joseph B. Steinkamp, son of Ferdinand Steinkamp and Mary Magdalen Nieland, on 15 January 1929, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa; Rev. Peter Sturm performed the ceremony and the nuptial mass.1,2 
Death*27 October 2002Josephine B. Thobe died on 27 October 2002, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 98.3 
Misc*She was remembered on a memorial card from the Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home, Carroll, Iowa.
Josephine B. Steinkamp
Josephine B. Steinkamp, age 98, died at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll on October 27, 2002. She was born on July 26, 1904, in Mt. Carmel, Iowa, a daughter of John and Theresa (Willeke) Thobe. She attended schools in Mt. Carmel.

Josephine married Joseph Steinkamp on January 15, 1929, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Mt. Carmel.

She worked for many years in the sewing department at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. She also worked for HR Cleaners and the Holiday Motel. Josephine was a member of St. Lawrence Church, the St. Lawrence Ladies Guild, and was a 50-year member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Survivors include three grandchildren: Danny Tigges of Carroll, Darcy Schonberger and her husband Rod of Shawnee, Kansas, and Patty Petty and her husband Dell of Coon Rapids, Iowa; two great grandchildren; Joel Schonberger and Byran Petty; a nephew, Marvin Thobe and his wife Bernice of Audubon, Iowa; two nieces; Lois Maxwell and her husband Warren of Carroll, and Phyllis Kane and her husband Edward of West St. Paul Minnesota; and a son-in-law, Victor Tigges of Willey, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Joseph; a daughter, Darlene Tigges; a sister, Christine Nees; a brother, Andrew Thobe; a great grandson, Brent Petty; and a nephew, John Thobe.
 
Burial*30 October 2002She was buried on 30 October 2002, at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Joseph B. Steinkamp (April 19, 1905 - August 8, 1945)
Child 1.Darlene Steinkamp+ (March 7, 1930 - January 29, 1967)

Citations

  1. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,January 16, 1929.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, January 16, 1935.
  3. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 484-28-2959.

Darlene Steinkamp

F, (March 7, 1930 - January 29, 1967)
FatherJoseph B. Steinkamp (April 19, 1905 - August 8, 1945)
MotherJosephine B. Thobe (July 26, 1904 - October 27, 2002)
Birth*7 March 1930Darlene Steinkamp was born on 7 March 1930, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Joseph B. Steinkamp and Josephine B. Thobe
Marriage*16 August 1955Darlene Steinkamp married Victor Herbert Tigges, son of Frank Peter Tigges and Mary Margaret Mattes, on 16 August 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa; The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Leo Lenz.1 
Death*29 January 1967Darlene Steinkamp died on 29 January 1967, at Lake City, Calhoun County, Iowa, at age 36. 
Burial*She was buried at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary at Find-a-Grave.
Mrs. Victor Tigges
Mrs. Victor Tigges, 36, of Willey died at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City Sunday morning, Jan. 29, after a long illness.

Requiem high mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Francis J. Nemmers at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church at Willey, with interment in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday at the Sharp Funeral Home, where there will be rosaries Monday night at 8 and 8:45. On Tuesday, there will be 3 p.m. rosary by the Catholic Daughters of America; a parish rosary at 8 p.m., and another at 8:45 p.m.

Mrs. Tigges, the former Darlene Steinkamp, was a lifelong resident of the Breda and Carroll communities. She was born March 7, 1930, at Breda, a daughter of Joseph and Josephine Steinkamp. She received her elementary education at St. Francis School, Maple River, and graduated from Carroll High School. Her marriage to Victor Tigges took place Aug. 16, 1955, in St. Joseph Church, Carroll, with the Rev. Leo Lenz officiating. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, Willey; St. Mary's Guild and Court St. Rose of Lima No. 6, Catholic Daughters of America, Carroll.

Surviving are her husband; three children, Danny Joe, Darcy Lynn and Patty Ann, all at home; and her mother, Mrs Josephine Steinkamp, Carroll

She was preceded in death by twin daughters and by her father, in 1945.

 

Family

Victor Herbert Tigges (October 27, 1925 - July 25, 2007)
Children 1.Janet Lynne Tigges (April 8, 1956 - April 8, 1956)
 2.Theresa Ann Tigges (April 8, 1956 - April 8, 1956)
 3.Danny Jo Tigges
 4.Darcy Lynne Tigges+
 5.Patricia Ann Tigges+ (July 16, 1962 - September 21, 2007)

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, August 16, 1955.

Victor Herbert Tigges

M, (October 27, 1925 - July 25, 2007)
FatherFrank Peter Tigges (April 22, 1895 - December 12, 1970)
MotherMary Margaret Mattes (January 22, 1901 - April 27, 1993)
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712) (#1)
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712) (#2)
Name Variation Victor Herbert Tigges was also known as Vic. 
Birth*27 October 1925He was born on 27 October 1925, at Audubon County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Frank Peter Tigges and Mary Margaret Mattes
Marriage*16 August 1955Victor Herbert Tigges married Darlene Steinkamp, daughter of Joseph B. Steinkamp and Josephine B. Thobe, on 16 August 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa; The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Leo Lenz.1 
Death*25 July 2007Victor Herbert Tigges died on 25 July 2007, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 81. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Victor H. Tigges
CARROLL - Mass of the Christian burial for Victor H. Tigges of Carroll will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2007, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham.

Mr. Tigges, 81, died Wednesday, July 25, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll following a long illness.

The Rev. Anthony Pick and Deacon Louis Meiners will officiate the Mass. Lector will be Bridget Hutton. Gift bearers will be Mr. Tigges' grandsons: Brian Petty and Joel Schonberger. Servers will be Abby and Anna Hoffman and Ryan Nees. Eucharistic ministers will be Mary Heman and Leona Schmitz. Music will be by organist Donna Grossman and the St. Joseph Choir. Casket bearers will be Randy Mantz, Roger Becker, Dennis Riesselman, Ron Nieland, Mark Schreck and Allan Schultes. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Willey with military honors by the Dedham American Legion post.

Visitation starts at 2:30 and a rosary will be prayed at 3 Sunday afternoon at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll. St. Joseph Parish will hold a Christian wake service at 7 Sunday night at the funeral home. Visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the church.

A son of Frank and Mary (Mattes) Tigges, he was born Oct. 27, 1925, in Audubon, County, attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School at Dedham and graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1944.

He and Darlene Steinkamp were married Aug. 16, 1955. She died Jan. 29, 1967.

He and LouAnn Hackfort were married Oct 30, 1992, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Willey with the Rev. Mark Harrington officiating.

Mr. Tigges had a corn shelling and hauling business for several years and was a longtime mechanic and truck driver, having worked for L.A. Smith Co., Mobil Gas station on U.S. 30, Mel's Repair and Matt Nepple. He moved to Carroll Manor in 2005.

Mr. Tigges was a member of St. Mary Church but frequently attended his boyhood church, St. Joseph's at Dedham. He was a member of Dedham American Legion Post 20 and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, tinkering around and listening to Big Joe's polka program.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Ann, of Carroll; a son, Danny Tigges, of Carroll; two daughters: Darcy Schonberger and husband Rod of Shawnee Mission, Kan., and Patricia Petty and husband Dell of Coon Rapids; two grandchildren: Bryan Petty and Joel Schonberger; six siblings and their spouses: Melvin Tigges of Guthrie Center, Marie Eischeid of Halbur, Raymond and Edna Tigges of Cedar Rapids, Anna Marie Sloup of Omaha, Neb., Martha and John Buelt of Glidden and Susan and Dean Davis of Glidden; two sisters-in-law: Lois Tigges of Lidderdale and Patricia Tigges of Fridley, Minn; and a brother-in-law, Harold Heithoff, of Templeton.

Mr. Tigges was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Darlene; two daughters: Terry Lynn Tigges and Janet Lee Tigges; a grandson, Brent Petty; his parents-in-law, Joseph and Josephine Steinkamp; four brothers: [sic] Leander Tigges, Tigges, and Hilarian Tigges; three sisters: Dorothy Pille, Alice Heithoff and Alverna Tigges; his parents-in-law, Herman and Estella (Nieland) Hackfort; two brothers-in-law: Edward Eischeid and Virgil Pille; and a sister-in-law, Rose Marie Hackfort.2
 
Burial*He was buried at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Willey, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Darlene Steinkamp (March 7, 1930 - January 29, 1967)
Marriage*16 August 1955He married Darlene Steinkamp, daughter of Joseph B. Steinkamp and Josephine B. Thobe, on 16 August 1955, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa; The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Leo Lenz.1 
Children 1.Janet Lynne Tigges (April 8, 1956 - April 8, 1956)
 2.Theresa Ann Tigges (April 8, 1956 - April 8, 1956)
 3.Danny Jo Tigges
 4.Darcy Lynne Tigges+
 5.Patricia Ann Tigges+ (July 16, 1962 - September 21, 2007)

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, August 16, 1955.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, July 27, 2007.

Danny Jo Tigges

M
FatherVictor Herbert Tigges (October 27, 1925 - July 25, 2007)
MotherDarlene Steinkamp (March 7, 1930 - January 29, 1967)
Danny Jo Tigges is the son of Victor Herbert Tigges and Darlene Steinkamp

Darcy Lynne Tigges

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FatherVictor Herbert Tigges (October 27, 1925 - July 25, 2007)
MotherDarlene Steinkamp (March 7, 1930 - January 29, 1967)
Darcy Lynne Tigges is the daughter of Victor Herbert Tigges and Darlene Steinkamp

Patricia Ann Tigges

F, (July 16, 1962 - September 21, 2007)
Patricia Ann (Tigges) Petty
FatherVictor Herbert Tigges (October 27, 1925 - July 25, 2007)
MotherDarlene Steinkamp (March 7, 1930 - January 29, 1967)
Birth*16 July 1962Patricia Ann Tigges was born on 16 July 1962, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Victor Herbert Tigges and Darlene Steinkamp
Death*21 September 2007Patricia Ann Tigges died on 21 September 2007, at Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 45. 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Patricia Ann Petty
COON RAPIDS - Patricia Ann Petty, 45, of 761 Seventh Ave, in Coon Rapids died Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at her home.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Coon Rapids with the Rev. Anthony Pick presiding and Deacon Louis Meiners assisting. Lectors will be Tia Vaux and Corrine South. Gift bearers will be Rick and Theresa Gelhaus. Casket bearers will be Randy Malloy, Roger Petty, Kevin Petty, Anthony Flug, Josh Smouse and Chris Hartl. Burial will be in Union Township Cemetery near Coon Rapids.

Visitation started at 2:30 and a rosary was prayed at 3 this afternoon at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll. Annunciation Parish will hold a Christian wake service at 7 tonight at the funeral home. Visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

A daughter of Victor and Darlene (Steinkamp) Tigges, she was born July 16, 1962, at Carroll, attended Carroll Community Schools and graduated from Carroll High School in 1980.

She and Dell Petty were married Aug. 28, 1982, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll with the Rev. Bryan Hughes officiating. Mrs. Petty was a secretary at Syngenta Seeds in Coon Rapids the last 17 years.

She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church and Ladies Guild. She volunteered at the church and enjoyed working with flowers and collecting antiques.

Survivors include her husband, Dell, of Coon Rapids; a son, Bryan Petty, of Coon Rapids; a brother, Danny Tigges, of Carroll; a sister, Darcy Schonberger, and her husband, Rod, of Shawnee, Kan; five sisters-in-law: Donna Gruhn and husband Don of Cedar Rapids, Linda Petty of Kansas City, Mo., Luann Olsen and husband Gary of Exira, Lori Cooper and husband Ivan of Plattsburg, Mo., and Elsie Flug and husband Rich of Audubon; and three brothers-in-law: Kevin Petty and wife Cherie of Exira, Roger Petty and wife Jaxine of Coon Rapids and Sidney Petty and wife Cherie of Atlantic.

Mrs. Petty was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Brent Petty; her grandparents: Joseph and Josephine Steinkamp and Frank and Mary Tigges; infant twin sisters, Janet Lee and Terri Lynn; two brothers-in-law, Ronald and Ralph Petty; and her parents-in-law: Ruby and Leo Petty.1
 
Burial*25 September 2007She was buried on 25 September 2007, at Union Township Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Dell Franklin Petty
Children 1.Byran Petty
 2.Brent Michael Petty (September 28, 1994 - September 28, 1994)

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, September 24, 2007.

Elizabeth Steinkamp

F, (July 1, 1907 - October 20, 1986)
FatherFerdinand Steinkamp (August 25, 1877 - January 16, 1963)
MotherMary Magdalen Nieland (November 1, 1877 - October 17, 1958)
Birth*1 July 1907Elizabeth Steinkamp was born on 1 July 1907, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Ferdinand Steinkamp and Mary Magdalen Nieland
Marriage*21 May 1930Elizabeth Steinkamp married Andrew Joseph Thobe, son of John Thobe and Theresia Willeke, on 21 May 1930, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*20 October 1986Elizabeth Steinkamp died on 20 October 1986, at Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 79.2 
Misc*She was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Mrs. Andrew (Elizabeth) Thobe
MOUNT CARMEL - Mrs. Andrew (Elizabeth) Thobe, 79, died Monday at the Carroll Health Center in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be a 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel with the Rev. Michael Larkin as celebrant. Casket bearers will be Donald Kramer, James Steinkamp, Richard Steinkamp, Kenneth Steinkamp, Robert Steinkamp and Roger Eischeid. Gift bearers will be Rebecca Flug and Sue Thobe and the cross bearer will be Bill Thobe.

Mrs. Thobe was born on July 1, 1907, at Breda, the daughter of Ferdinand and Mary Nieland Steinkamp. She was married to Andrew Thobe at St. Bernard’s Church in 1930.

Mrs. Thobe is survived by two sons, John Thobe and his wife, Livonia, of Mount Carmel, and Marvin Thobe and his wife, Bernice, of Audubon; and three sister, Mary Kohorst of Arcadia, Agnes Eischeid of Manning and Theresa Kramer of Glidden. She was preceded in death by her husband, and five brothers, Anthony, Leonard, Fred, Joe and Walter Steinkamp.

She was educated in Breda and was a member of the Mount Carmel Alter Society.3
 
Burial*23 October 1986She was buried on 23 October 1986, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Andrew Joseph Thobe (February 4, 1903 - December 17, 1970)
Children 1.John F. Thobe+ (March 15, 1934 - July 14, 2001)
 2.Marvin A. Thobe+

Citations

  1. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,May 21, 1930.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 478-60-3949.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, October 21, 1986.

Andrew Joseph Thobe

M, (February 4, 1903 - December 17, 1970)
FatherJohn Thobe (November 3, 1871 - March 10, 1952)
MotherTheresia Willeke (May 4, 1876 - May 15, 1964)
Birth*4 February 1903Andrew Joseph Thobe was born on 4 February 1903, at Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of John Thobe and Theresia Willeke
Marriage*21 May 1930Andrew Joseph Thobe married Elizabeth Steinkamp, daughter of Ferdinand Steinkamp and Mary Magdalen Nieland, on 21 May 1930, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa.1 
Death*17 December 1970Andrew Joseph Thobe died on 17 December 1970, at Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 67.2 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Andrew J. Thobe
MT. CARMEL - The Rev. Dale Koster will celebrate the requiem mass for Andrew J. Thobe, 67, of Mt. Carmel, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

The rosary will be recited at 3, 8 and 8:45 p.m. Friday at the Twit Funeral Home in Carroll.

Mr. Thobe, who had been in failing health for some time, died at his home northeast of Mt. Carmel at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. He was a retired farmer and lifelong resident of this area. He was born here Feb. 4, 1903, a son of John and Theresia Wilke Thobe. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and received his education in the parish school. His marriage to Elizabeth Steinkamp took place in 1990 at St. Bernard's Church in Breda, with the Rev. Fr. Schulte officiating.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, John and Marvin, both of Carroll; seven grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. George (Christine) Nees and Mrs. Josephine Steinkamp, both of Carroll.3
 
Burial*19 December 1970He was buried on 19 December 1970, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa

Family

Elizabeth Steinkamp (July 1, 1907 - October 20, 1986)
Children 1.John F. Thobe+ (March 15, 1934 - July 14, 2001)
 2.Marvin A. Thobe+

Citations

  1. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,May 21, 1930.
  2. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 485-44-2646.
  3. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, December 18, 1970.

John F. Thobe

M, (March 15, 1934 - July 14, 2001)
FatherAndrew Joseph Thobe (February 4, 1903 - December 17, 1970)
MotherElizabeth Steinkamp (July 1, 1907 - October 20, 1986)
Birth*15 March 1934John F. Thobe was born on 15 March 1934, at Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Andrew Joseph Thobe and Elizabeth Steinkamp
Death*14 July 2001John F. Thobe died on 14 July 2001, at Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa, at age 67.1 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
John F. Thobe
Mass of the Christian burial for John F. Thobe of Red Oak, formerly of Mt. Carmel, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Mount Carmel with Father Robert Brown officiating.

Mr. Thobe, 67, died Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Red Oak, where he had been a resident since 1997.

There will be a visitation after 2:30 Tuesday at Twit Funeral Home in Carroll, with a rosary at 3 and a vigil service at 7 p.m.

Mass servers are Brett Pudenz, Weston Pudenz and Michael Behrens. Gift bearers are Ashley, Lisa and Jonathan Thobe. Casket bearers are Art Reiff, Ray Huegerich, Ken Steinkamp, Rich Pudenz, Ervin Loneman, Paul Grote and Bob Wittrock. Burial will be at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Mount Carmel. A military honor guard will be provided by the Fred F. and Norman J. Bruening Post No. 607 of the Breda Legion.

He was born March 15, 1934, in Mt. Carmel, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Steinkamp) Thobe. He attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School.

On Dec.1, 1962, he was married to LaVonne Sporrer at St. Joseph Church in Dedham by Father henry Meyer. Mr. Thobe served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. He farmed until 1986, drove a bus for the Carroll Community School District for 12 years and was employed at Goecke Locker and Pudenz Trucking. Mr. Thobe was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and its Men’s Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Irlmeier.

Mr. Thobe is survived by his wife, LaVonne Thobe of 146 Woodbury Circle in Council Bluffs, 51503; four children, Terry Thobe and his wife, Laurie, of Carroll, Sue Hake and her husband Dan, of Sidell, La., Jane Thobe of Carroll and Bill Thobe of Breda; a brother, Marvin Thobe and his wife Bernice, of Audubon; six grandchildren; and in-laws, Leonard and Sabina Sporrer of Dedham.2
 
Burial*18 July 2001He was buried on 18 July 2001, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa. 

Citations

  1. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,July 18, 2001.
  2. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, July 17, 2001.

LaVonne M. Sporrer

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FatherLeonard W. Sporrer (September 10, 1915 - November 17, 2008)
MotherSabina Caroline Heithoff (January 2, 1913 - February 18, 2007)
LaVonne M. Sporrer is the daughter of Leonard W. Sporrer and Sabina Caroline Heithoff

Family

John F. Thobe (March 15, 1934 - July 14, 2001)
Children 1.Terrance Lynn Thobe+
 2.Sue Ann Thobe+
 3.Jane M. Thobe
 4.Bill Thobe

Terrance Lynn Thobe

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FatherJohn F. Thobe (March 15, 1934 - July 14, 2001)
MotherLaVonne M. Sporrer
Terrance Lynn Thobe is the son of John F. Thobe and LaVonne M. Sporrer

Marvin A. Thobe

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FatherAndrew Joseph Thobe (February 4, 1903 - December 17, 1970)
MotherElizabeth Steinkamp (July 1, 1907 - October 20, 1986)
Marvin A. Thobe is the son of Andrew Joseph Thobe and Elizabeth Steinkamp

Bernice Sporrer

F
FatherLeonard W. Sporrer (September 10, 1915 - November 17, 2008)
MotherSabina Caroline Heithoff (January 2, 1913 - February 18, 2007)
Bernice Sporrer is the daughter of Leonard W. Sporrer and Sabina Caroline Heithoff

Rebecca Jo Thobe

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FatherMarvin A. Thobe
MotherBernice Sporrer
Rebecca Jo Thobe is the daughter of Marvin A. Thobe and Bernice Sporrer

Family

Joel D. Flug Jr.
Children 1.Ryan Flug
 2.Brandon Flug

Michael Leonard Thobe

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FatherMarvin A. Thobe
MotherBernice Sporrer
ChartsDescendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Michael Leonard Thobe is the son of Marvin A. Thobe and Bernice Sporrer

Fred F. Steinkamp

M, (August 19, 1910 - May 9, 1965)
FatherFerdinand Steinkamp (August 25, 1877 - January 16, 1963)
MotherMary Magdalen Nieland (November 1, 1877 - October 17, 1958)
Name Variation Fred F. Steinkamp was also known as Fritz. 
Birth*19 August 1910He was born on 19 August 1910, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Ferdinand Steinkamp and Mary Magdalen Nieland
Marriage*18 February 1936Fred F. Steinkamp married Marcella J. Meister, daughter of Joseph Philip Meister and Frances Louise Manneman, on 18 February 1936, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Death*9 May 1965Fred F. Steinkamp died on 9 May 1965, at Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, at age 54. 
Burial*12 May 1965He was buried on 12 May 1965, at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa.
Fred Steinkamp
Requiem mass for Fred Steinkamp, 54, of Laurens, was read at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Sacred Heart Church there by the Rev. William J. Ortmann.

A former resident of Breda and Carroll, Mr. Steinkamp died May 9 at Mercy Hospital, Fort Dodge. He was a son-in-law of Joe Meister, Carroll.

Surviving are his wife, the former Marcella Meister; four sons, Robert, Arthur, John and Matt; one grandson, and several brothers and sisters in the Breda vicinity.

He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Steinkamp of Breda. He had farmed in the Laurens area for a number of years.

Among those from the Carroll vicinity who attended the rites were Joe Meister, John Meister Sr., Mrs. Clarence Pluefehahn, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Meister, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meister, Carroll; Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Meister, Bernice, Alice and Shirley, Breda; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Meister, Glidden; Mr. and Mrs. George Meister, Mrs. Anton Fix Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Franice Meister, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Meister, Wall Lake; Mrs. Paul Meister, Lake View; and Mrs. Charles Nelson, Lake City. Other relatives attended from the Breda and Auburn communities.1
 

Family

Marcella J. Meister (May 3, 1916 - November 20, 1975)
Marriage*18 February 1936He married Marcella J. Meister, daughter of Joseph Philip Meister and Frances Louise Manneman, on 18 February 1936, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Children 1.Robert Joseph Steinkamp+ (January 22, 1938 - April 14, 2006)
 2.Arthur Steinkamp+
 3.John Fred Steinkamp+ (October 28, 1950 - January 29, 2017)
 4.Matthew Edward Steinkamp (October 7, 1961 - February 26, 1980)

Citations

  1. [S135] The Carroll Daily Times Herald, Carroll, Iowa, May 13, 1965.

Marcella J. Meister

F, (May 3, 1916 - November 20, 1975)
FatherJoseph Philip Meister (September 5, 1889 - April, 1969)
MotherFrances Louise Manneman (December 28, 1894 - January 23, 1992)
Birth*3 May 1916Marcella J. Meister was born on 3 May 1916, at Ulmer, Sac County, Iowa. 
She was the daughter of Joseph Philip Meister and Frances Louise Manneman
Marriage*18 February 1936Marcella J. Meister married Fred F. Steinkamp, son of Ferdinand Steinkamp and Mary Magdalen Nieland, on 18 February 1936, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Death*20 November 1975Marcella J. Meister died on 20 November 1975, at Pocahontas, Pocahontas County, Iowa, at age 59.1 
Burial*She was buried at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa

Family

Fred F. Steinkamp (August 19, 1910 - May 9, 1965)
Children 1.Robert Joseph Steinkamp+ (January 22, 1938 - April 14, 2006)
 2.Arthur Steinkamp+
 3.John Fred Steinkamp+ (October 28, 1950 - January 29, 2017)
 4.Matthew Edward Steinkamp (October 7, 1961 - February 26, 1980)

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 479-60-4115.

Robert Joseph Steinkamp

M, (January 22, 1938 - April 14, 2006)
FatherFred F. Steinkamp (August 19, 1910 - May 9, 1965)
MotherMarcella J. Meister (May 3, 1916 - November 20, 1975)
Birth*22 January 1938Robert Joseph Steinkamp was born on 22 January 1938, at Carroll County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Fred F. Steinkamp and Marcella J. Meister
Death*14 April 2006Robert Joseph Steinkamp died on 14 April 2006, at Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa, at age 68.1 
Burial*19 April 2006He was buried on 19 April 2006, at Laurens Cemetery, Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa

Citations

  1. [S7] Social Security Death Index, as seen on FamilySearch.org, 379-48-2055.

Darla Mae Prichard

F

Family

Robert Joseph Steinkamp (January 22, 1938 - April 14, 2006)
Children 1.Angela D. Steinkamp+
 2.Eugene Steinkamp

Eugene Steinkamp

M
FatherRobert Joseph Steinkamp (January 22, 1938 - April 14, 2006)
MotherDarla Mae Prichard
Eugene Steinkamp is the son of Robert Joseph Steinkamp and Darla Mae Prichard

Arthur Steinkamp

M
FatherFred F. Steinkamp (August 19, 1910 - May 9, 1965)
MotherMarcella J. Meister (May 3, 1916 - November 20, 1975)
Arthur Steinkamp is the son of Fred F. Steinkamp and Marcella J. Meister

John Fred Steinkamp

M, (October 28, 1950 - January 29, 2017)
John F. Steinkamp, 1950 - 2017.
FatherFred F. Steinkamp (August 19, 1910 - May 9, 1965)
MotherMarcella J. Meister (May 3, 1916 - November 20, 1975)
Birth*28 October 1950John Fred Steinkamp was born on 28 October 1950, at Emmetsburg, Palo Alto County, Iowa. 
He was the son of Fred F. Steinkamp and Marcella J. Meister
Death*29 January 2017John Fred Steinkamp died on 29 January 2017, at Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa, at age 66. 
Misc*He was remembered in an obituary in the Dickinson County News, Spirit Lake, Iowa.
John F. Steinkamp
John Fred Steinkamp was born Oct. 28, 1950, to Fred and Marcella (Meister) Steinkamp in Emmetsburg. He was raised on a farm northeast of Laurens along with his brothers Bob, Art, and Matt. This is the same farm he would return to in later years to raise his own family.

John was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Laurens. He graduated from the Laurens High School and continued his education at Iowa State University. On June 19, 1971, John married the little red head he fell for in kindergarten; “his Mary.” Over the next six years, John and Mary welcomed two daughters, Amy and Sarah, and his brother, Matt to their family.

John started his career in the grain elevator business in March 1971 at the the Farmers Co-op Elevator in Laurens. He went to work at the Ruthven Co-op Elevator in the mid 1990s, as an agronomy department manager. He ended his career at Everly for Green Plains Grain in 2012.

John enjoyed many interests but, especially in his retirement, he loved woodworking, gardening, and making animated lighted yard decorations, especially for Christmas. But the best thing ever was having his family all together. He and Mary missed very few ballgames that their grandsons played, traveling far and wide to do so. Not to mention their granddaughters dance recitals, soccer games and swim meets.

John thoroughly enjoyed his years spent with the Knights of Columbus. He held many offices in the local, district and state levels and served on the degree team. He was also a 4th degree Knight. John made many lifelong friends along the way.

Speaking of friends, John took the grandsons to the Clay County Fair every year. The boys came home one time and said “does Grandpa know everybody?” Seems they had a hard time making their way across the fairgrounds without stopping to chat with another friend.

John was welcomed home on Jan. 29, 2017 by his parents, brothers, and Mary’s parents Bud and Wilma Holmes. He leaves behind his best friend, Mary, his children Todd and Amy Maschino, Greg and Sarah Villegas, grandchildren Bryce and Riley Maschino, Olivia and Sophia Villegas; three sisters-in-law, Dee Steinkamp, Joyce Steinkamp and Patty Steinberg, eight nieces and nephews, and many, many cousins and a multitude of friends.

There is no greater compliment to a life well lived than to be told that John truly was a role model for what a Christian man should be.
 
Burial*He was buried at Cakvary Catholic Cemetery, Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa. 

Family

Mary Holmes
Children 1.Amy Steinkamp+
 2.Sarah Steinkamp+