|Birth: ||Aug. 6, 1916|
|Death: ||Feb. 7, 2013|
Elizabeth Spieker, age 96, of Ackley died on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday February 11, 2013 at Washington Reformed Church in Ackley with burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation Will be 3-6 Sunday at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley.
Elizabeth Christeen Toomsen was born on August 6, 1916 to Jennie & Ubbe Toomsen on their farm near Bradford, IA. She attended Sunnyside Country School. As the 2nd of 13 children she spent her youth helping her dad on the farm, which she loved, and once said, "You can never take the farmer out of me." On January 20, 1937 she married Fred Spieker and for 43 years they farmed north of Ackley and raised four children. In 1980 they retired to Ackley. Elizabeth was a member of the Washington Reformed Church for over 75 years and served in various capacities, including their Ladies Aid till the age of 95. She will be remembered for her cheerful smile, positive attitude, and as "a good neighbor" who would drop anything she was doing to go and help a friend in need. She loved being with people, family reunions, music, and going places! She was gifted at quilting and baking. Her energy and stamina amazed all who knew her along with her ability to remember to send birthday and other greeting cards to family & friends near and far.
Elizabeth is survived by three daughters: Beverly (Larry) McCurry of Dallas, TX; Lavola Diane (Rick) Chynoweth of Minneapolis; Arsetta (Mike) Branson also of Dallas; three grandchildren, Bryan McCurry, Tamara Shirley, & Christina (Salvador) Chyerez as well as three great grandsons, Austin, Justin, & Caleb. A special "4th daughter" was her niece, Janice Rinnels. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law, Elsa; four sisters: Henrietta Miller, Christine Schurman, Berdene (Ray) See, Marian (Merlyn) Witte, & one brother, John (Grace) Toomsen. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Fred; son, Duane; sisters: Grace Roske, Johanna Daniels, & Florence Schultz; and brothers: Clarence, Delbert, Melvin & Norman Toomsen.
Florence Harms, 91, of Ackley, died on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Sartori Hospital in Cedar Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday February 6th, 2013 at Our Saviour's Lutheran church in Ackley with burial at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Wellsburg. Visitation will be 4-7 P.M. Tuesday February 5th, 2013 at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley.
Fred Spieker (1910 - 1999)*
Pleasant Hill Cemetery-Osceola Township
Created by: Richard Bohn
Record added: Feb 08, 2013
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