Visitation Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Zion Lutheran Church, Manning
Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 ~ 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church
Pastor Jonathan Conner, Officiating
Recorded Music "Amazing Grace" by Il Divo and "How Great Thou Art" by Susan Boyle
Congregational Hymns "Because He Lives", "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands", Timothy Conner, Organist
Urn Bearers are Cheral's Grandchildren, Michael Nath and Carson Harvey
Interment at a later date at the Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa
Cheral Ann was born December 15, 1933, to Lester &
Lillian (Joens) Andresen at Manning General Hospital in Manning, Iowa. As an
only child she grew up on a farm near Manning, attended Jefferson No. 2 country school and graduated Manning High School in 1952.
She was baptized April 8, 1934, and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church June 23, 1950, by Pastor John Ansorge.
After attending business school in Omaha, Nebraska, she returned to Manning and worked for Manning Monitor and Richard Crandall, Attorney. After moving to Des Moines in 1960 she worked for United Central Bank, Des Moines Center of Science & Industry as administrative assistant followed by a successful career as a realtor in residential real estate with Iowa Realty in Des Moines for 25 years. She was also a dedicated volunteer for American Red Cross for 15 years plus serving on the Board of Directors for Central Iowa Red Cross. She was a hard-working career mom that only took time off to enjoy her children while they were young.
In 1980, at the Little Brown Church in the Vail, she married Dewayne Buhr and blended their family of 6 children. They later moved to Manning in 1999. Cheral took the job as Director of Public Housing for the Manning Housing Agency. She was also active in the community by serving on the Manning Betterment Board and as chairman of the Manning Housing Task Force. Upon retirement in 2012, she enjoyed buying and selling collectibles on E-bay. Cheral had fun spending time with family at the family summer cabin on Blackhawk Lake and visiting Iowa Casinos.
Cheral was an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church where she served as Stewardship chairman, on the Church Council, the ladies sewing group, and with the Ladies Guild - serving as Secretary and President. She considered the Ladies Guild her second family which she loved very much. She also volunteered at the Manning Hausbarn Gift Shop and Manning Health Care Center's snack bar.
On Thursday, December 15, 2022, Cheral passed away on her 89th birthday at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa.
Cheral is survived by her 3 children, Pamela (Denny) Garvis of Templeton, David Vollstedt of Lake View, Sandra (Brett) Harvey of Blue Springs, Missouri; three step-children, Eric (Monique) Buhr of Hawthorne, California, Daniel (Angelia) Buhr of Bradenton, Forida, Sarah (Alex) Wibe of Virginia Beach, Virginia; two grandchildren, Michael Nath (Heather) of Maricopa, Arizona, Carson Harvey of Lenexa, Kansas, eleven step-grandchildren, Lexi, Nicole, Caedon, Gannon, Griffin, & Abigail Buhr, Lizzy & Samantha Witcher, Alexis McMinn, Kayla & Cyndi Wibe, one great-grandson Dominick Finnearty, Dewayne's siblings Allen, Weldon & Ivan Buhr, Bonnie Lester, cousins and other relatives and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband Dewayne, her parents, Dewayne's parents Werner & Esther Buhr, Dewayne's siblings Willie, Donnie & Dallas Buhr, Pam Lewis.
Recent scan made January 12, 2023, after finding another original of this class...a good comparison of my scans from 2000 and now in 2023.
From the 1981 Manning Centennial book
John Henry Andresen, son of Andrew and Menna Dohrn Andresen, was born August 30, 1879, in Westerhaven, Schleswig Holstein, Germany. He came to America with his parents in 1881 and they settled in Arcadia. He attended school and worked in that community until his marriage to Marie Margarette Witt on February 11, 1903. His brothers were Gus, William and Julius. A brother Peter and sister Menna died in infancy.
Marie, the daughter of George and Marie Carstens Witt, was born February 26, 1883, near Arcadia. Her parents were born in Holstein, Germany. Her brothers were George and Julius and sisters were Mrs. Otto (Katie) Jons, Mrs. Feike (Louisa) Anton and Mrs. John (Sophie) Dose.
After marriage, John and Marie moved to a farm near Irwin in Shelby Co. They lived there until 1937, when they retired and moved to Manning. Marie loved flowers and belonged to the Manning Garden Club, while John's hobbies were fishing and woodworking.
Their children are Lester, Maurine (Mrs. Clarence Barten), both of Manning, Leona (Mrs. Carl Wiese), and Velma (Mrs. Mayer Knudson), both of Irwin. Grandchildren are Mrs. Cheral Northwehr, Des Moines, Mrs. Allan (Lyla) Thompson, Irwin, Mrs. Orlando (Ladelle) Hanson, Manilla, Allan Wiese, Manning, Larry Knudson, Irwin, Lyle Knudson, Logan, Utah, Mrs. Jerald (Linda) Wigness, Harlan, and Lonny Barten.
Marie passed away August 1, 1946, and John on February 9, 1952.
Back: Pete Petersen, Adele Gray, Dick Clark, Sue Ann Clark, Merlin Ramsey
Middle: Lynn Clark, Dick McConnell, Cheral Andresen, John Petersen, Jeanette Justice
Front: Marlene Otto, Roger Justice, Roger Petersen, Merlin Otto, Richard Loftus
Page 131 of the Manning Schools history book
Mardel Bonnesen & Cheral Andresen September 14, 1950
1952 MHS graduates: Cheral Andresen, Norman Andresen, Barbara Bauer, Rosemary Bock, Ella Mae Boell, Richard Boell, Robert Boell, Myron Bogatzke, Mardel Bonnesen, Raymond Christensen, William Crane, LeRoy Dammann, Fredric Dethlefsen, Gene Ehrichs, Phyllis Genzen, Kenneth Graves, Adele Gray (salutatorian), Robert Grundmeier, Florence Hammer, Robert Hansen, Leon Hugeback, Don Jackson, Waldean Jackson, Allen Jensen, Patty Kasperbauer, Genelle Kruse, Darlene Loneman, Merle McKim, Louise Mohr, Gary Nady, Roger Nielsen, Lois Nissen, Marlene Nulle, Zita Ress, Deanes Rowedder, Ruth Schmidt (valedictorian), Wallace Schroeder, Russell Spies, Lois Struve, Joyce Stuhr, Ruth Wellendorf, Charlene Witt, Richard Zerwas
1952 former students: Craig Argo, Gene Armentrout, Sylvia Christie, Larry Christie, Gary Dales, Kenneth Danner, Marion Fox, Virginia Hansen, Roger Held, Gay Hockett, William Knaack, Don Knudsen, Howard Kuchel, Sharon Ochsner, Mary Jo Olbertz, Shannon Owen, Allen Penshen, Mary Lou Petersen, Jack Porter, Fredric Schiek, Billy Welker, James Wingrove