Juanita Jean Hinkeldey - Gustafson, age 81, of Storm Lake - formally of Alta - passed away Wednesday, May 05, 2010 at the Methodist Manor Retirement Community of Storm Lake. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 08, 2010 at the St. John Lutheran Church of Alta with Rev. Henry Kuhn officiating. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Alta. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of arrangements.
On December 31, 1947, Juanita married Harlan Hinkeldey. They were blesssed with three children, Jaclyn, Dave, and Laurie. On August 1, 1998, Juanita married Stewart Gustafson.
Juanita was very active in church activities at St. John's Lutheran, including being co-founder of the annual German Feast, was instrumental in designing and making the church paraments, and held various offices in the LWML.
She was involved in many community activities; with the 4-H, as a leader, and also the Cherokee County Fair Board.
Juanita was an excellent seamstress, loved gardening, traveling, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
Juanita passed away on May 5, 2010 in Storm Lake, Iowa at the age of 81 years, 11 months, and 15 days.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan; her parents, Warren and Vada; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Ella (Grieme) Hinkeldey; twin granddaughters; and niece, Lisa (Hinkeldey) Stephan.
Juanita is survived by her husband, Stewart; her children and their spouses, Jaclyn and Jim Narwold, Dave and Janeen Hinkeldey, and Laurie and Mark Gustafson; her step-daughter and her spouse, Denise and Greyling Fredericksen; her grandchildren, Jonathan, Joshua, Joanna, and Joel Narwold, Amber Hinkeldey, Summer (Jason) Heeren, and Aaron Hinkeldey, Chad (Katie) Gustafson, Traci (James) Barkley, and Heather (Travis) Tweed; her step-grandchildren, Matthew (Traci) Fredericksen, Curt (Rachel) Fredericksen, and Christa (and friend Craig) Fredericksen; 7 great grandchildren; 4 step-great grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Jerrold and Joan Hix; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Lorraine Hinkeldey; nieces, nephews, and friends.