Elizabeth Wheat

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Wheat, 84, of Storm Lake, peacefully left the arms of her loving daughter and family to be with her Lord and Savior on Jan. 28, 2017 in Blair, Neb.

Memorial services and fellowship will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1:30 p.m. at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Burial will be at a later date in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake.

Liz Ann Hughes, the daughter of Harvey and Arlyne (Morgan) Hughes was born on Dec. 27, 1932 in Storm Lake. She was one of five children. She attended Storm Lake schools and graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1951.

On Jan. 24, 1953, Liz married her high school sweetheart, Dale B. Wheat in the Storm Lake Church of Christ where she was a member. To this union a daughter, Lori Arlyne, was born on Jan. 28, 1957. Liz and Dale spent 61 married years together before Dale’s passing on Feb. 2, 2014.

Liz was a homemaker and devoted mother and wife. She was active in her church as a deaconess, in funeral and flower committees and also sang in the choir. She enjoyed staying in touch with her high school classmates and attended all of their high school reunions. Certain times of the year she helped out BV Stationery with their print projects and collating while working private parties at The Harbor House for Doris Lawrence. Loving and caring for her two little Japanese Chin dogs was a passion for her. Liz was a collector of many different things, loved to shop and spent as much time as she could with her daughter.

She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend.

Those Liz leaves to celebrate her life include her daughter, Lori (John) and their daughter, Julian of Blair, Neb.; sister, Charlotte Goff of LaSalle, Ill.; brother, Don (Patricia) Hughes of Le Mars; as well as her nieces, nephews, extended family members and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and parents-in-law; husband, Dale; two brothers, Dick and Dean Hughes; sister-in-law, Gayle Sundberg; brothers-in-law, Dean Goff and Eldon Sundberg.