Clara J. Wall

Clara Jane Wall, age 81 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at her home of cancerous melanoma.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Pastor Shirley Will of the United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment was Friday, May 29, 2009, at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.

Clara Jane Wall was born April 20, 1928, in Westfield, IA, the youngest daughter of Sid and Hattie (Thompson) Wynia. She joined four sisters and three brothers. Clara attended the old Ridge School near Westfield.

She was united in marriage to LaVerne Frederickson and to this union, two sons were born. The couple later divorced.

In 1948, Clara moved to eastern Iowa where she met and married Kenneth Ager and farmed in the area for 25 years. To this union a daughter, Karens was born. Clara worked at Meinerz in Fredericksburg. The couple later divorced.

Clara move to South Dakota where she worked at Scotchman Industries in Philip, SD, for seven years.

She met and married Don Wall on February 13, 1993. The couple moved to Cottonwood, SD, in 1996. Clara was elected mayor of Cottonwood and retained that position til she moved back to Iowa in 2002 to be closer to her daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Clara enjoyed oil painting, crafts, crocheting, traveling, cooking, canning, gardening and visiting with friends at Rooster's Pub and The Office.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen (Bill) Quigley of Fredericksburg and Karen's children, Tracy (Angie) Quigley, Andrea (Jim) Steele, Michael (Lisa) Quigley; Karen's 13 grandchildren; one son, Gayle (Donna) Frederickson of Sioux City, IA; Gayle's children and grandchildren; close nephew, Robert (Janette) Ahrens of Belle Fourche, SD, and numerous other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don; her parents; four sisters, Marie Meredith, Helen Ahrens, Bertha Wiese and Donna Bonnema; three brothers, Ray Wynia, Melvin Wynia and Frank Wynia.

Online condolences for Clara may be left at hugebackfuneralhome.com