Obituary Archives

Janice Wendzillo
Janice I. Wendzillo, 84, of Bronson, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at a Sioux City hospital.  Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.

Gary Gruis
Gary W. Gruis Sr., 75, of Moville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Kingsley Specialty Care in Kingsley, Iowa, following a brief illness.
Memorial services commemorating Gary’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 30, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville.
Gary was born on March 14, 1941, in Sibley, Iowa, to Walbert and Dorothea (Steffenhagen) Gruis. The family relocated to Sioux City in 1945. He attended East High School.
Gary married Judy Millard on September 19, 1958, in Elk Point, S.D. Gary worked for West Transportation until his retirement in 2006.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing,  and football — and especially watching his children’s and grandchildren’s activities.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Judy Gruis of Moville; three daughters: Marie (John) Forch of Moville; Pam O’Donnell of Charleston, S.C.; and Missy (Nick Weaver) Gruis of Moville; a son, Gary (Tracy) Gruis Jr. of Council Bluffs, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Karla Gruis of Smithville, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Betty Cook of Charleston; a sister, Betty Conover of Sioux City; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Scott Gruis; two brothers, Robert and Donald Gruis; and two sisters, Daisy Gruis and Lois Johnson.

Mildred Wright

Mildred C. Wright, 94, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 25 at Kingsley Care Initiative.
Services were held on Wednesday, September 28 at 11 a.m. at Moville United Methodist Church, located at 450 1st Street in Moville. Reverend Janet Reickhoff-Faris officiated.  Online condolences may be made to the family at www.christysmith.com.
Mildred was born in rural Plymouth County to Frank and Sally (Gregory) Flewelling on October 15, 1921.  She lived within 30 miles of where she was born all her life.
Mildred married Thomas Wright April 21, 1940 in Dakota City, Nebraska. She was a homemaker.  She also worked at Swift & Co., Hunting Turkey Farms, Rob Ross and as Woodbury County   Assessor.  After Tom got sick, she took over the farm operations.
Mildred was a member of the United Methodist Church in Moville. She was in United Methodist Women’s Group, TOPS, and Mended Hearts.  She was a 4-H and Cub Scout leader.
She loved gardening and raising beautiful flowers.  She was a member of the Moville Garden Club. She enjoyed many hobbies, including baking, crafting, and sewing special felt Christmas stockings for each member of the family.
Survivors include her four children: Beverly (Ross) Iverson of Marshalltown, Iowa; Marlene Wagner of Moville, Iowa; John Wright and special friend Vee Cannon of Waterloo, Iowa; and Mary (Craig) Christensen of Fullerton, NE; six grandchildren: Brett (Makyla) Iverson, Cort (Rachael) Iverson, Thomas (Lois) Wright, Angela (Jeremy) Fischer, Hanna (Adam) Rasmussen, and Scott (Katie Reisdorff) Christensen; fifteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Goss of Sioux City, Iowa and Irene (Ray) Clause of Moville, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; five brothers; one sister; and a son-in-law, Malcolm Wagner.
Memorials will be distributed at the family’s discretion.

Carol Ann Gardner

Carol Ann (Sevening) Gardner, 65, of Omaha, formerly of Anthon, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, in Omaha.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 at New Cassel Chapel (900 North 90th Street in Omaha). Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday in St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon. Arrangements are under the direction of John A. Gentleman Mortuaries in Omaha.
Carol Ann was born on March 27, 1951 in Anthon.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth R. Gardner; brothers Phillip J. (Edna) Sevening and Keith M. (Joyce) Sevening; a brother-in-law, Charles (Sandy) Gardner; a sister-in-law, Caryl Reiter; a son, Michael (Doyce) Crandall; nieces Kimberly (Dean) Norris, Tammy (Eric) Boock, and Stephanie O’Connell; nephews Michael (Kim), Rob and Michael Sevening and Robert Nagel; grand-friends Matt and Mary Culjat and their children, Charlotte “Charlie” Harrison, Sebastian and Will; and the best Tuxedo cat ever, Poody.  Poody provided 17 years of unconditional love.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John W. Lane;  her parents, Vivian Marcella and John Edward Sevening; a niece, Kara Sevening; and a brother-in-law, Vernon Reiter

La Vonne “Bonnie” Nissen
La Vonne “Bonnie” Nissen, 83, formerly of Cushing, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at her home in La Quinta, Calif., after a long battle with cancer.
Per Bonnie’s request, there will be no services. Final internment will be later, near their families in Cushing.
Bonnie was born in Cushing, where she met and married her husband, Harold. Their first years were spent at Air Force bases while Harold completed his enlistment. They raised their family in Placentia, Calif., and later moved to Illinois, Iowa, and Phoenix, Ariz.
Survivors include her husband, Harold; son, Brian and his husband, Lawrence, of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; daughter, Janeen Davis and her husband, Tedd of Longmont, Colo.; and two grandsons, Ian Davis of Portland, Ore., and Trevor Davis of Longmont.

Dannie Zupp
Dannie Edmund Zupp, 72, of Washta, Iowa, passed away Tuesday morning, September 13, 2016 in the Accura Health Care (Countryside Estates) at Cherokee, Iowa.
Graveside memorial services were held on Saturday, September 17 at 11 a.m. at the Sunset View Cemetery in Washta, Iowa. Mr. Charles Gilmore officiated. It was Dannie’s wish to be cremated, and there was visitation.
The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Dannie was born on April 8, 1944 at Washta, Iowa to Clifford & Lue Alice (Johnson) Zupp.  He attended Washta and Grand Meadow Schools through the eighth grade. He served in the United States Navy for four years during the Vietnam War with an honorable discharge on July 9, 1965.
For several years, he had worked for Hon Industries, a manufacturer of metal office furniture, in Van Nuys, California.  He was affiliated with the Methodist Church.
Dannie was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W.  He enjoyed reading and art.
He is survived by two sisters, Beverly (Monteno) Leonard of Washta, Iowa and Arbie (Ralph) Merideth of Kansas City, Missouri; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Leona (Mrs. Robert Saxen), Beulah (Mrs. Lawrence Saxen), Blanche (Mrs. Edmund Saxen), and Fern (Mrs. Ford Joy); and brothers Clifford, Neal, Bob, Douglas, and Dick Zupp.

Kimberly “Kim” Lindgren

Kimberly Jean Lindgren, 42, of Kingsley, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.
A Celebration of Life service took place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa.  Rev. Duane Miesner officiated.   Expressions of sympathy may be directed to www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Kimberly Jean Lindgren was born on November 29, 1973 in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Walter and Emma Barbara (Carr) Allner.
Kim attended Woodbury Central High School in Moville and graduated in 1991.  She continued her education at Stewart’s School of Hairstyling in Sioux City, Iowa.
On October 15, 1994, Kim and Cory Lindgren were united in marriage at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley.  They made their home on a farm south of town.
Kim styled hair at a salon in Onawa, Iowa. She later took a position at Sam’s Club in Sioux City and worked in several departments while continuing to do hair in their basement.
Kim was a member of First Lutheran Church in Kingsley.  She enjoyed photography, reading, traveling, baking, and spending time with family.
She was always one to put her family and friends before herself.   Anyone who came to know Kim always went away being a better person. She always opened her heart and her life to help friends and family in need. Her smile would light up a room and make you feel so loved.
Grateful to have shared her life is her husband, Cory Lindgren of Kingsley, IA; her daughter, Alexandra Lindgren of Kingsley, IA; parents, Walter and Barb Allner of Moville, IA; a sister, Susan and Mike Propst-Olson of Swansboro, NC and their children, Mandy Wipf of Sioux Falls, SD and Nicholas Propst of Tallahassee, FL; a brother, Chris and Lori Allner of Murfreesboro, TN and their children, Christopher and Megan Allner of Minneapolis, MN and Diana Merrill of Murfreesboro, TN; a brother, Dana Allner of Moville, IA and his son, Michael Allner of Moville, IA; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Karen Lindgren of Kingsley, IA; a sister-in-law, Wendy and Craig Moritz of Pierson, IA and their children, Mitchell, McKenna and Trae Moritz all of Pierson, IA; a brother-in-law, Kirk and Nicole Lindgren of Kingsley, IA and their children: Max, Dexter and Jaxson, all of Kingsley, IA; great-nephews Darrien Wipf, Mitchel Wipf and Zevon Wipf; and great-nieces Elise Propst, Jami Propst, Addison Merrill, and Zoey Allner.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and a nephew, Matthew Propst.

Dr. Lon “Lonnie” Edwards
Dr. Lon L. (Lonnie) Edwards, 73, of Princeton, Indiana, formerly of the Correctionville area, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor Tom Lewis will officiate. Military rites will be held at the graveside by L.A. Wescottt Post #2253 of the V.F.W. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Lon was born on April 24, 1943 at Cherokee, Iowa to H.O. “Red” & Lottie May (Gregg) Edwards. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, being honorably discharged in 1968.  He attended Morningside College and the University of South Dakota.  He graduated in 1977 from Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Lon loved to garden.  He was also an exceptional woodworker and a top-notch mechanic.
After moving to Princeton in 1978, he and Cookie opened Edwards Chiropractic Center in Princeton, where he practiced for 35 years.
Kelly Paddick worked for over 30 years as his office manager and Phyllis Stewart for 20 years as therapist. He was very appreciative of their loyal service to him and his patients.
The family would like to thank all our many friends for the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years Cookie; a brother Denny (Wendy) Edwards; sisters Karen Gray and Janie (Ken) Fedde; sisters-in-law Donna Jones and Sandy Wyborny; brothers-in-law Glenn (Irene) Boyd and Bill (Jolene) Boyd; and nephews Lance (Heidi) Edwards, Cory (Heather) Edwards, David (Rhonda) Jones, Dallas (Ann) Jones, Rick (Judy) Wyborny, Mark Wyborny, Brant (Amy) Boyd, Benjamin Boyd, and Jim Boyd.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Heather Edwards; and nephews Steven Roberts, Scott Wyborny, and Stephen Boyd.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to an animal shelter of your choice, in memory of Lonnie.

Edna Eatherton
Edna L Eatherton, 94, of Sioux City, passed away quietly Satur-day afternoon, Sept-ember 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Kinsley Rehab Center in Kingsley, Iowa.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel.  Internment will be at Arlington Township Cemetery.
Edna was born on March 31, 1922 in Correctionville, Iowa to Clifford and Enid (Cochren) Wenbourn.  She was united in marriage to Marian Sparks in 1937 in Elk Point. He proceeded her in death on November 11, 1969.
Edna was a long-time former resident of Moville, Iowa.  She later married James Eatherton in June of 1971 in Sioux City.  He proceeded her in death on August 19, 1995.
Edna was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.  She was a seamstress, and she liked to collect dolls.  Mrs. Eatherton also liked baking, sewing and babies.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughter, Connie (Dan) Schultzen, the former Connie Sparks of Moville; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Miille Bowers and Lee McElrath.
She was proceeded in death by her parents; her two husbands; a daughter, Diane Neubaum; a son, Phillip Sparks; one grandchild; two brothers; and four sisters.

Forrest Lambson
Forrest D. Lambson, 71, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 in Sioux City, Iowa.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. with family present at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. A private family burial will be held at a later date.  Rohde Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.
Forrest Dean Lambson was born February 9, 1945, the son of Dean and Loyal (Nurton) Lambson.  He was born in Bellevue, Nebraska where he grew up.
After graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Army from June 14, 1963 until May 12, 1966. During this time, he served a tour of duty in Vietnam.
After his honorable discharge from the Army, he lived in different locations until moving to Sioux City, Iowa, where he worked at IBP doing general maintenance until retiring. He married Deborah Hamman on Oct. 13, 1984 in Sioux City, where they made their home.
Forrest is survived by his wife, Deborah of Sioux City, IA; a daughter, Michelle James of Carlisle, IA, six grandchildren: Ashley, Alexis and Aricka Lambson, Katie (Michael) West and Brock James. He is also survived by one brother, Dave (Judy “Cricket”) Lambson of Omaha, NE; four sisters-in-law: Patti (Steve) Polkinghorn of Moville, IA; Suzanne (Mike) VandeHoef of Le Mars, IA; Kathy Lang of Sioux City, IA; and Diane Fulton and her fiancée, Mike Payne of Dallas, TX; one brother-in-law, Mike (Jenny) Hamman of Kingsley, IA; and several nieces and nephews.
Forrest was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Forry and Troy; parents-in-law William and Marilyn Hamman; and a sister, Deanna.

Doyle “Pat” Spooner

Doyle “Pat” Spooner, 81 of Spirit Lake, IA, formerly of Pierson, IA passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at his home in Spirit Lake.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, IA.  Visitation will be on Friday night from 5-6 p.m., with a vigil service at 6:00 PM at Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake, IA. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, IA. The Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pat was born on March 17, 1935 to Burle and Lucile (Doyle) in Pisgah, IA. He graduated from Pisgah High School and earned his Accounting Degree from Creighton University.  He was united in marriage to Susan Todd on June 19, 1971 in Moville, IA.
Pat was a partner with his brother at the Pierson Implement Business in Pierson, IA for many years.
He is survived by his wife Susan of Spirit Lake, IA; a son, Michael (Marisa) Spooner of Norfolk, VA; a son, Jonathan (Megan) of Waverly, IA; 8 grandchildren; and a sister, Elinor Schendt of Fremont, NE.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Warren and Owen; and two sisters, Joanne Spooner and Annetta Polito.

Lititia Geary

Lititia Edna Geary, 88, of Elk Point, SD, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point, with Fr. Joe Vogel and Fr. John Rassmussen officiating. Burial was next to her husband, James Sr., in St. Joseph Cemetery in Elk Point, SD.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kober Funeral Home in Elk Point, SD. Condolences may be posted online at www.koberfuneralhome.com.
Lititia was born June 10, 1928 in rural Jefferson, SD to Leo and Edna (Quintal) Chicoine. Lititia moved to rural Elk Point as child with her family. She attended country school and graduated from Elk Point High School in 1946.
She married the love of her life, James F. Geary Sr., on November 13, 1950 in Elk Point. To this union, ten children were born; William, Nancy, Douglas, James Jr., Robert, David, Linda, Patrick, Steven, and Roger.
The couple made their home in rural Elk Point. Along with raising her children, Lititia also worked outside the home.
After Jim taught her to drive, she drove herself to her jobs in Elk Point as a waitress, to Sioux City to the turkey plant, and then to John Morrell, where she worked as a government meat inspector before retiring in 1993.
Lititia was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point, and she belonged to the Altar Society. She was a 4-H leader for many years when her children participated in 4-H.
Lititia could always be found in the kitchen, baking and canning. In her spare time, Lititia went out dancing with family and friends.  She also crocheted over 100 afghans, which she gave to family and friends.
Lititia also had a “green thumb,” which allowed her home to be filled with numerous plants and flowers.  Lititia had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren.
Survivors include her eight children: Nancy Learned of Des Moines, IA; James Jr., (Ellie) Geary, Robert (Theresa) Geary, and David (Linda) Geary, all of Elk Point, SD; Linda (Michael) Baird of Moville, IA; Patrick Geary of Tucson, AZ; Steven (Helene) Geary, of Goose Creek, SC; and Roger (Shirley) Geary of Elk Point; 24 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Dorothy Geary; her brother-in-law, Eugene Geary; and  many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Sr.; two sons, William and Douglas Geary; her paternal and maternal parents; her son-in-law, Eugene Learned; her sister and brother-in-law, Rosella and Harold Hinds; and her brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Kathy Chicoine.

Arthur “Jack” Peters

Arthur Laverne “Jack” Peters, 94, of Anthon, ended his earthly journey on Monday, August 29, 2016, at Correctionville Specialty Care of Correctionville, Iowa.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016, at the Armstrong–Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa. Father David Hemann officiated.
Committal services followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa. Military rites were conducted by the McNiff Post 389 of Anthon, Iowa.
The Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Jack was born on November 21, 1921 near Anthon, Iowa.  He lived in rural Danbury as a young child, and later moved to Anthon with his parents.  As a young man, Jack started working at Gothier Mink Ranch in Anthon.
His career was interrupted by World War II.  Jack was called to duty from November 1942 until November 1945. He achieved the rank of technical sergeant.  He served as an electrician for the spotlights overlooking the Panama Canal.
Following his tour of duty, he returned to Anthon and resumed work at the mink ranch, which spanned a total of 55 years.
He was a member of McNiff Post #389 of the American Legion of Anthon. He was also a member of the Hawkeye Rifle and Pistol Club, the NRA, and the Sioux City Gun Club in the 1960’s.
Jack’s hobbies included target shooting, rock collecting, and travelling throughout the United States.  He loved to jitterbug, and he often won dance contests during the 1940’s.
Those left to cherish his memory are two nieces, Margie Lancaster of Anthon and Martha (Curt) Kaufman of Gilbert, Arizona; a great-nephew, Derek Kaufman of Omaha, Nebraska; a great-niece, Britney Kaufman and her husband Joshua Aumiller of Gilbert, Arizona; and a great-great-nephew, Jaxon Kaufman.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, George H. and Bertha A. (Clausen) Peters; a sister, Anna Mae Lancaster; a brother-in-law, Walter P. Lancaster; and his beloved sweetheart of 68 years, Miss Belva Markusen from Correctionville.

Mark & Kay Crowl

Mark Crowl, 73, and his wife Kay Crowl, 70, of Hornick, have passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident.  Mark passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016.  Kay died Thursday, August 25, 2016.
A celebration of life will be held  at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, with visitation starting one hour prior to services. Rev. Russell Senstad will officiate. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com
Kay was born September 16, 1945 in Twisp, WA. She was the daughter of William Cullen and Audrey Edith (Adams) Bryant.
Mark was born March 24, 1943 in Sioux City. He was the son of Wayne Wilson and May Isabelle (Stephenson) Crowl.
Mark grew up on the family farm north of Lawton. He attended Iowa State University for a few years before transferring to the University of South Dakota. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and was also a Stroller. He graduated in 1966 with degrees in business and journalism.
Kay also attended the University of South Dakota. She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Kay was majoring in Pre-Medical Studies.
Mark and Kay were married on June 4, 1966. They moved to a house on Old Highway 141, where they still lived at the time of their death. For the next several years, Mark and Kay raised cattle and farmed.
In 1966, Mark joined the 133rd Mechanized Infantry based in Sioux City. In 1968, the Mechanized Infantry Unit was activated, and many members were went to Vietnam. Mark was assigned to the 44th Medical Brigade, and he served as a combat medic.
While Mark was in Vietnam, Kay returned to California and lived with her mother. There, on August 6, 1969, their son — Scott Jason Crowl — was born in the town of Bakersfield.  When Mark’s tour of duty in Vietnam was completed, they returned to their home in Iowa.
Mark joined the family to aid in the farming operation. Kay helped with the cattle herd, while receiving a biology degree at Morningside College and a Master’s degree from the University of South Dakota.
Kay began teaching science at South Sioux City Junior High. She was there for 21 years. While at South Sioux City, she was an adjunct for Wayne State College, teaching biology.
For the last 8 years of her teaching career, she taught earth science and biology at East High School in Sioux City. Kay retired in 2003.  After retirement, Kay entered the field of aviation and obtained a private pilot’s license.  She enjoyed being with her granddaughters, Dalaney and Kallie, as well as gardening, working on stained glass and spending time with her Chi Omega sisters.
Kay loved living on the farm, taking care of livestock and her beloved horses, along with tending flower and vegetable gardens and taking care of the house and pool.
After actively farming for 20 years, Mark began a construction company. He and his partner, Bob Bergendahl, did all kinds of new construction and remodeling. They built several homes in Moville, Sioux City, Lake Okoboji and throughout the Siouxland area. Later on, Mark’s nephew, John Crowl, joined the company along with another employee, Bryan Paulsen.  Mark retired in 2008.
After retirement, Mark spent his time building airplane hangars and a new office at Martin Airfield in South Sioux City. He enjoyed flying (after receiving his pilot’s license in 1972), as well as restoring old cars.  His favorite hobby for many years was restoring wood boats.
Mark was a lifelong active member of Phi Delta Theta at USD in Vermillion, SD.  He had recently assisted in a remodeling project at the fraternity house
Mark and Kay traveled extensively in retirement to Texas and Arizona. They visited friends and relatives in their RV during the Iowa winters and went west to the national parks in the spring and fall. Their summers were spent at their lake house on 8th Crow Wing Lake near Park Rapids, MN. In the summer they also traveled to Sioux Lookout, Canada up to four times a year fishing with friends.
Survivors include their son Scott Crowl and his wife Krista of Sioux City; and two granddaughters, Delaney and Kallie. Laura has a brother, William “Bill” Bryant and his wife Sandra of Tucson, AZ; and a niece, Tamara Chosy, and her husband John. Mark has a niece, Amy Crowl, and two nephews, John and Jack Crowl and a sister-in-law, Zoralea Crowl.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Thomas Michael Crowl.

Edna Carlson
Edna F. Carlson, 96, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Kingsley United Methodist Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Pastor Mike Stevens officiated. Burial was at the Kingsley Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com. Rohde Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.
Edna was born March 11, 1920, the daughter of Harvey J. & Nellie (Bainbridge) Bowman of Kingsley, Iowa. She grew up in the Kingsley area, attending country school and graduating from Union High School.
She married Russell E. Carlson on June 28, 1939. After their marriage, they made their home in the Kingsley area, where they raised their family.
Russell passed away October 20, 1991 in Kingsley, Iowa. Edna continued to live at her home in Kingsley until 2012, when she went to the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center.
Edna was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church, where she was involved with many church activities.
Edna is survived by three sons: Ronald R. Carlson (Karen) of Kingsley, IA; Wayne H. Carlson (Lorraine) of New Hampton, IA; and Bruce E. Carlson (Barbara) of Kingsley, IA; one daughter, Janice Elaine Denlinger (Dick) of Moorpark, CA; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving Edna are her sister, Joyce Thomson, and her brother, Jack Bowman (Helen), both of Kingsley, IA.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and three brothers-in-law: Lois L. Powell (Jerry), Betty E. Spink (Vance) and Max Thomson.

Darwin Shever
Darwin D. Shever, 92, of Correctionville, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center of Cherokee.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville.  Burial will be at a later date at the Correctionville Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the VFW Sioux Valley Post #1750 and the American Legion Mumford-Moon Post #79 of Correctionville.  A visitation will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 6-7 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville.
The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com
Darwin Duane Shever was born April 30, 1924 to Herb and Fern (Strawn) Shever.  He served in the Navy during World War II.  He was Seaman First Class, and he was commissioned on the USS Nevada.  He was inducted into the Navy on January 6, 1945 and honorably discharged July 13, 1946.
Upon discharge, he returned home to farm, which he did until he was in his late 80’s.
Darwin and Alice (Short) were married on April 9, 1950.  To this union, five children were born. They were engaged in farming until the couple moved into Correctionville in 1990.
He is survived by his children: Jodee (Alan) Dolph of Cherokee, Jeanie (Larry) Brosamle of Correctionville, Don (Tanja) Shever of Correctionville, and Lori (Tim) Petersen of Correctionville; eight grandchildren: Stacy Buck, James Buck, Jason Jordahl, April Putzier, Scott Shever, Richard Buckley, Bobbie Forch, and Nick Petersen; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Hansen.
Those who proceeded in him in death include his parents; his wife, Alice; a daughter, Vicky Buck; and a brother-in-law, Darold Hansen.

James Morgan
James M. Morgan, 87, of Quimby, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, surrounded by his family at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 3 at Quimby United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Barb Dinelli officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. There was a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m.  Saturday at the church. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
James Martin Morgan was born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Marcus, Iowa. He was the only child born to Edward and Blanche (Stoneking) Morgan.
Jim was five months old when his mother passed away, but he was cared for by several family members and friends in the Washta and Marcus area.  He attended school in Washta, Grand Meadow, Rock, and Tilden rural schools, and Marshalltown, Iowa.
On Nov. 5, 1946, Jim married Mary Jean Becvar in Kansas City, Kansas.  After their marriage, they resided in the Marshalltown, State Center, and Colo, Iowa areas before moving to a farm south of Marcus to farm with his aunt and uncle, Inez and Delbert Lepper.
When Jim began working for Simonsen Manufacturing in 1957, they purchased their first home and moved their family to Quimby.
On Dec. 31, 1990, Jim retired from his sales and service position.
He was very thankful to make a living doing something he enjoyed. He counted many co-workers, customers and competitors among his many friends.
When Jim retired, he said he planned to travel, go to ball games, and pick on his grandchildren. He carried out that plan.
Jim was a member of Quimby United Methodist Church and served on several committees after his retirement. He was also a charter member of the Quimby Lions Club.
Jim was an avid reader and was very grateful for the great selection of reading material at the Quimby Public Library.
One of his favorite pastimes was bantering back and forth with his friends. He had a great sense of humor, and he could dish it out as fast as he could take it. He also enjoyed playing cards, attending sporting events, and traveling with Mary.
Without a doubt, Jim’s greatest passion was his family. He was very proud of his three daughters, and he liked to take credit for picking out three great sons-in-law.  Jim and Mary seldom missed a grandchild’s activity. Jim always had an outstretched hand for his friends and outstretched arms for his family.
He is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law: Kathy (Mark) Simonsen of Cherokee, Sally (Chuck) Knoben of Cherokee: and Connie (Dave) Carstens of Cushing, Iowa; 10 grandchildren: Kelly Kaufman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kerry (Glenn) Selby of Gretna, Nebraska; Kim (Tim) Wych of Cherokee; Matt (Kristin) Simonsen of Eden Prairie, Minn.; Brian (Tonya) Carstens of Cushing; Korrie Waldner of Cherokee, Ben (Kellie) Carstens of Adel, Iowa; Jim Carstens of Cushing; Kent Simonsen of Cherokee; and Kristi (Kelly) Kannegieter of Cherokee; 24 great-grandchildren: Katie Kaufman; Marilyn, Frank, Andy, and Carl Simonsen and Julia Constantineau; Kayla Selby; Karissa, Charlie, Kammy, Gavin, and Parker Wych; Kayden, Jack, and Kyle Waldner; Brock and Brittany Kannegieter; Morgan, Megan, Colin, and Justin Carstens; Frankie Allender; and Bailey and Drake Carstens; and a sister-law, Fern Harrison of Las Cruces, NM.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife of 68 years, Mary.

Frank Hoppe
Frank Hoppe, 92, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Pierson, Iowa. Burial was at Good Hope Cemetery in rural Correctionville, Iowa.
Frank was born October 20, 1923, Correctionville, IA, the son of Fred W. and Bertha S. (Volkert) Hoppe. He grew up in the Correctionville area attending Summit #2 rural school through 8th grade and graduating from Correctionville High School in 1941.
He was baptized December 16, 1923 and confirmed July 3, 1938 both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cushing, Iowa.
Frank married Constance Elaine Paulsen May 26, 1948, Cushing, IA. After their marriage they made their home on a farm north of Correctionville, where Frank had been raised.
Frank farmed from 1946 – 1997 when he and Connie retired and moved to Kingsley, Iowa. The farm was named a Century Farm in 1993.
Frank was member of St. John’s Lutheran Church until 1998 when he became a member of Salem Lutheran Church. While a member at St. John’s Lutheran Church Frank was active in teaching Sunday School and held various offices of the church council.
Frank always considered church a very important part of his life. He was a member of the Pierson Blue Ribbon 4-H Club and a leader of Rock Union 4-H Club for many years, also, serving on the 4-H Extension Council.
Frank served in the U. S. Navy from April 1, 1944 through May 29, 1946 as aviation ordanceman 3rd Class.
Frank enjoyed traveling on bus tours, playing cards, dancing, woodworking, gardening and lawn care. He enjoyed activities where he was able to spend time with his family which was very important to Frank.
He is survived by his wife, Connie, Marcus, IA, daughters, Nancy Brodie ,Sioux City, IA and Jane (Kim) Dreyer, Algona, IA, sons, Gary (Kathy) Hoppe, Correctionville, IA, and John (Tricia) Hoppe of Pierson, Iowa, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ryan Brodie, Tyler, Brooke and Sidney, Sioux City, IA, Erin (Darin) Radcliff, Grace, Wes and Sully, Spirit Lake, IA, Nate (Missy) Dreyer, Lucas and Lucy, Fenton, IA, Kate Dreyer, Pella, IA, Marissa (Tony) Hager, Braxton, Granger, IA, Heidi (Dean) Neubauer, Minneapolis, MN, Colin (Liz) Hoppe, Emmetsburg, IA, Jacque (Jordan) Bird, Paullina, IA and Katelyn Hoppe, Pierson, IA. Also, surviving are two brothers-in-law, Luverne Buley, Council Bluffs, IA, Dennis (Sara) Paulsen, Marino Valley, CA, and a sister-in-law, Alice Paulsen, Cushing, IA, along with other cousins, family and many friends.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Bertha Hoppe, parents-in-law, Walter and Della Paulsen, grandson, Brad Brodie, sisters, Margaret (Lester) Baker, Grace (Les) Linn, and Carol Buley. sister-in-law, Phyllis Paulsen and brothers-in-law, Norman Paulsen and Harlan (Alice) Paulsen, nieces, Marjorie Paulsen, Shelly and Kelly Paulsen, Jennifer Hagey, and nephew, Vern Buley.
Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church, Care Iniative Hospice or to Camp High Hope.

Monsignor Roger Augustine
Rev. Monsignor Roger J. Augustine, 83, of Marcus, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa, with Bishop R. Walker Nicklass officiating.
Concelebrants will be Monsignor Kevin McCoy, Father Brad Pelzel V.G, Father Timothy Schott, Father Richard Remmes, Father Larry McCarthy, Father Clair Boes, Father Tim Friedrichsen, Father Dan Guenther and Father William McCarthy, assisted by the priests of the Diocese of Sioux City. Deacon Rick Roder will also assist. Pallbearers were Tom Augustine, Delores Konz, Wayne Augustine, Dick Augustine, Dan Augustine and Mike Augustine.
Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Remsen.  Visitation will be any time after 4 p.m. Tuesday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m., and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church. Visitation will resume 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.
Roger J. Augustine was born at Geddes, S.D., on Sept. 23, 1932, to Joseph W. and Alvina (Schilmoeller) Augustine, the second oldest in a family of 13 children. Roger received his early education at St. Ann’s Catholic School in Geddes.
After moving to Remsen, Msgr. attended St. Mary’s grade school and in 1950, graduated from Marcus Holy Name Catholic School in Marcus, Iowa.
From 1952 to 1956, Msgr. attended Loras College of Dubuque, Iowa. He received his seminary college education at North American College and the Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, from 1956 to 1960.
Roger was ordained to the priesthood on Dec. 20, 1959, at the North American College in Rome. Msgr. Augustine celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary’s Church in Remsen, on July 10, 1960.
Msgr. Augustine began his priestly ministry as assistant pastor at Assumption Parish in Emmetsburg from 1960 to 1966, while also teaching at Emmetsburg Catholic High School. From 1966 to 1969 he taught at Carroll Kuemper High School. In 1969 Msgr. Roger received a Master’s Degree in Education from Creighton University, Omaha.
From 1969 to 1972, he was pastor at St. Joseph’s in Struble and St. Mary’s in Maurice and taught at Gehlen Catholic High School in Le Mars.
From 1972 to 1978 he was pastor at St. Joseph’s Parish in Schaller and served as principal of St. Mary’s High School in Storm Lake. He then moved on to Holy Spirit in Carroll from 1978 to 1986. During this time, he was the Vicar Forane and Dean. He also began to serve on the College of Consultors and became a Tribunal Judge for the Diocese of Sioux City.
In 1984 he became a Vicar General for the Diocese of Sioux City, serving in that capacity for 20 years. He served as Chancellor of the Sioux City Diocese from 1986 to 1987.
He then went to St. Joseph Parish of Milford for one year before returning to Sioux City Nativity Parish as pastor from 1988 to 1996. He then went to Moville, serving Immaculate Conception Parish from 1996 to 2004.
From 2004 to 2006, Msgr. Augustine presided as Administrator of the Diocese of Sioux City as the diocese awaited the appointment of a bishop. He then went to Blessed Sacrament in Sioux City, serving as Senior Priest until his retirement to Marcus in 2014.
In addition to his very extensive ministry in parishes, schools, and for the diocese, Msgr. Augustine served as President of the Priests’ Senate of the diocese and as Dean of the South Central Deanery.
In 1983 he became a member of the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal and the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese. In 1988 he received the Prelate of Honor from Pope John Paul II. He also served on the honor guard for Pope Pius XII.
Msgr. Augustine is survived by his brothers, Tom Augustine of Remsen, Iowa, Wayne (Kathy) of Remsen, Dick (Nancy) of Dakota Dunes, S.D., Dan (Mary) of Seneca, S.C., and Mike (Janet) of Sioux City; sister, Delores Konz of Alton, Iowa; brother-in-law, Dale Mousel of Alton; sisters-in-law, Kay Augustine of Remsen, Cleon Augustine of Le Mars, and Jo Augustine of Estherville, Iowa; 22 nieces; and 21 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Alvina Augustine; three sisters, Clarice Mousel and two in infancy; three brothers, Jerry, Ralph and Bill Augustine; one brother-in-law, Pete Konz; and two sisters-in-law, Sandy Augustine and Roberta Augustine.

Veronica Cunningham
Veronica A. Cunningham, age 92, of Anthon, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at the Correctionville Specialty Care of Correctionville, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2016, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa. Father Dan Greving will officiate. Committal services will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary held at 5:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, of Anthon, Iowa.
The Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Veronica Ann Cunningham was born on March 2, 1924 in Hartford, South Dakota, to Frank and Nellie (Obrecht) Schiernbeck.  Veronica grew up in the Battle Creek and Correctionville, Iowa area on a farm.
On June 10, 1953, Veronica was united into marriage to Tom Cunningham in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Anthon, Iowa.  The couple made their home in the town of Anthon, Iowa and were blessed with four children: Virginia, Tim, Donna, and Patrick.
She enjoyed being a wife, mother, and homemaker, taking pride in her crocheting and home cooked meals. Veronica treasured spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Virginia Cunningham of Cherokee, Iowa, Tim (Kate) Cunningham of Smithfield, Virginia, Donna Cunningham of Omaha, Nebraska, and Patrick (Julie) Cunningham of Sioux City, Iowa; grandchildren, Tawnia (Bob) Cummings, Matt (Meagan) Cunningham, Brad (Jessica) Cunningham, and Brian (Danielle) Cunningham; great-grandchildren, Parker and Maxell, Colten, Alice, Thomas and Madeline; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Veronica was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Tom Cunningham; sisters, Elaine Williamson, Lorraine Hayward, Frances Schiernbeck, Mae O’Connell; and brother, Bernie Schiernbeck; and great grandson, Teddy Cummings.

Lynelle Van Houten

Lynelle D. Van Houten, 57, of Correctionville, Iowa, formerly of Shelby, Iowa, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, at the Correctionville Specialty Care of Correctionville, Iowa.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 1 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa.  The Rev. Karen Handke will officiate.  Committal services will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 9-10 a.m. on Thursday, September 1 at Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home in Battle Creek, Iowa. The Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online to www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Lynelle D. Van Houten, the daughter of Carlton and Blanche (Lochner) Van Houten, was born on March 22, 1959 in Cherokee, Iowa.  Lynelle enjoyed the simple things in life. She grew up with family until she was 19 years old and moved to Shelby, Iowa.
Lynelle lived in Shelby for 33 years.  Then she relocated to Correctionville, Iowa, where she resided in Correctionville Nursing & Rehab until the present time.
She liked listening to music, making crafts, dancing, watching her favorite shows, and eating with her friends.
Left to cherish her memory are her siblings: Gaylen (Marilyn) Van Houten of Whiting, Iowa; Merlin “Mert” (Rosaline) Van Houten of Washta, Iowa; Lorton (Linda) Van Houten of Caladonia, Mississippi; Jarvae Downing (Butch Handke) of Anthon, Iowa; and Lila Volkmann (Bobby Urdiales) of Alvin, Texas; along with many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Lynelle was preceded in death by her parents; her maternal and paternal grandparents; a brother, Vernon L. Van Houten; and a sister, Anita Marie Van Houten.

Margaret Sipes-Hiller

Margaret Catherine Sipes-Hiller, 106, of Cherokee,  passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Pastor Jane Johnston officiating.  Burial was at Good Hope Cemetery in Correctionville.  The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Margaret was born January 13, 1910 near Woodbine, Iowa, to Andrew and Katherine (Rath) Ostermeyer. She was the oldest of eleven children, and she grew up on the farm.
Margaret’s father took her out of school when she was in the fourth grade. She wasn’t happy about that, because she liked going to school.
She and her sister worked on the farm with the horses and mules. Margaret liked the mules because they wouldn’t tangle in barbed wire or founder themselves, like the horses did.
Margaret had a pony named Billy that she loved and rode everywhere. At the age of eighteen, Margaret left the farm to go to work for her aunt.
Margaret married Jerry Sipes in 1931, and they farmed near Correctionville until Jerry’s death in 1952. Margaret worked as a housekeeper until she married Roland Hiller.  Margaret and Roland farmed near Pierson.
After Roland’s death, Margaret moved to Cherokee, where she had purchased a home.
Margaret was a member of the CRMC Auxiliary quilters.  She was involved in sewing, crocheting, and knitting. She won many blue ribbons at the fair for her work. She made over 100 afghans for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Margaret also wrote the family history and her own autobiography.  She was also active.  She drove until she was 97 years old.
At the age of 98, Margaret entered Careage Hills after a stroke took away her speech.
Margaret will be remembered for her love of flowers, fishing, renewing old dolls and their clothes, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and growing African violets.
Margaret is survived by a daughter, Jean Ressell of Kingman, Arizona; a son William (Dorothy) Sipes of Cherokee; a daughter, Betty (Dale) Zupp of Washta; a son, Paul (Linda) Sipes of Pueblo, Colorado; a sister, Evelyn VanMeter of Kansas City, Missouri; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Katherine Ostermeyer; three brothers; six sisters; a son, James; and her husbands, Jerry Sipes and Roland Hiller.

Marvin “Larry” Huffman
Marvin “Larry” Huffman, 80, of Spirit Lake, passed away on August 11, 2016 at his home.
Memorial services were held Saturday August 20, 2016 at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.
Marvin Larry Huffman, the son of Marvin A. and Marie (Jerman) Huffman, was born on February 24, 1936 in Anthon, Iowa.
He graduated from Anthon High School in 1954.
In 1954, Larry was united in marriage with Karen Marie Etler in Pokotello, Idaho.
Larry had worked as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Sioux City, retiring in 1998.  After retiring in 1998, Larry and Karen moved to the Okoboji area.  He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Spencer.
Larry enjoyed taking his family camping with friends every summer, as well as fishing, boating, reading and socializing.
Left to cherish Larry’s memory are his wife of 62 years, Karen; three sons: Darryn Huffman of Richardson, TX; Mark (Susie) Huffman of Kerrville, TX; and Brett Huffman of Sioux City; a daughter, Kim Schniebs of Spirit Lake; grandchildren Brittany, Amanda, Shelby, Savannah, Sierra, Larissa, Michelle and Alisha; ten great-grandchildren; a sister, Sharon Costa of Reno, NV; and two brothers-in-law, Larry (Jo) Etler of Moville and Jim (Judy) Etler of Parshall, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, LaMona.

Shirley Bexten
Shirley I. Bexten, 82, of Columbia, Missouri, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, entered into rest on Thursday, August 25, 2016.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Shirley was born April 23, 1934, in Sioux City, Iowa to Lester and Letha Stilwell.  She married John Bexten on November 6, 1955.  He preceded her in death.
Shirley was a registered nurse for more than 50 years.  She received much joy from cooking and sewing for her family. She also enjoyed golfing and camping with her children and her husband.
Shirley was a loving mother of Jeff (Cheryl) Bexten, Dan (Becky) Bexten and Jill (Keith) Koppenaal; a grandmother to Maddie (EK), Kailey, Dan, Saige and Bailey; a step-grandmother to Leah, Kari, Kaleb, Brittany, Tiffany, Christopher and Tayler; and a step-great-grandmother to Andrew, Laynee and Chevy.
It is recommended that memorial funds be given to the American Heart Association.

Elmer Susie

Elmer William Susie,  91, of Cushing, Iowa, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Unity Point Health – Saint Luke’s Hospital of Sioux City.
A funeral service was held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing, Iowa, with Rev. Wayne Pfannkuch officiating.  There was a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing, Iowa. Burial followed in the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing, Iowa. Military rights were conducted by the F. Roger Baumann Post No. 624 of the American Legion.  The Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.christensenvanhouten.com.
The son of John L. Susie and Della (Andresen) Susie, Elmer Susie was born March 23, 1925 in Battle Township, Ida County, Iowa.
Elmer grew up on the farm where he was born. He attended country school about a mile and a half away, and he graduated from Cushing High School.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army in June of 1944, and he trained to become part of the 10th Mountain Division.  Elmer served his country overseas in Italy from January 1945 until the Germans surrendered there in May of 1945.  He was honorably discharged in March of 1946.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in combat.
Elmer married Eunice Helen Schug on February 16, 1949.  To this union, two children were born: David and Debra.
Elmer and Eunice farmed together on several farms northeast of Cushing, near Douglas Center, and finally south of Washta. They retired from farming and moved to Cushing. Elmer then drove truck for the Anfinson Farm Store in Cushing.
Elmer was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing.  He served on the council and as a congregational president.
He was also a member of the Holstein Amvets and a 72-year member of F. Roger Baumann Post No. 624 of the American Legion of Cushing.
Elmer was an enthusiastic gamester.  He enjoyed card games with grandsons and friends, poker with his friends, and an occasional visit to the casino.
Eunice passed away on July 15, 1990. Elmer married Geraldine Dau on March 3, 1994 in Casa Grande, Arizona. Elmer and Geri enjoyed every winter in Casa Grande.  They continued to make their home together in Cushing for 22 years.
Elmer is survived by his wife, Geri Susie of Cushing, Iowa; his son, David (Linda Bergmann) of Spencer, Iowa; his daughter, Dr. Debra Susie Lattner of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois; five grandsons and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Vincent Susie of Cushing, Iowa; sisters Georgene Susie Barrier of Boise, Idaho and Phyllis Susie Sims Denison, Iowa; a stepson, Randy (Connie) Dau of Holstein, Iowa; seven step-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren; and many dear friends.
He was precede in death by his parents; his first wife, Eunice; and a brother, Kenneth Susie.
In honor of Elmer, donations can be made to the F. Roger Baumann Post No. 624 of the American Legion or to St. John Lutheran Church, both in Cushing.

Dallas “Pete” VanKirk
Dallas “Pete” VanKirk, 77, of Perry, Iowa, formerly of Moville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 22 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. Burial will be at a later date at Mowrer Cemetery in Perry, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.
Dallas “Pete” Wayne VanKirk was born on July 15, 1939 in Salem, Oregon to Fred Dallas and Irene Elizabeth (Yunker) VanKirk. He attended high school in Moville.  Then he continued his education at Wayne State in Wayne, Nebraska and Yankton College in Yankton, South Dakota.
He was married to Donna Zellmer on June 22, 1958. To this union, three children were born: Kirk, DeLynn and Darek.
He began work as a core maker in Decatur, Illinois in 1963. He moved to Perry in 1965 to work as plant manager at Progressive Foundry.  In 1980, Pete purchased Progressive Foundry.  He had worked at it and owned it since then.
He was united in marriage to Joyce Ann Conklin in Perry on December 31, 1995.
Pete was a member of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. He enjoyed being a volunteer for Perry Little League, being a coach for the Perry High School football team, and caring for his pets.
Pete was a man who loved his family, and he would attend his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. He also cared about the plant employees.  Every day, he liked to drive his golf cart through the Progressive Foundry and visit with them.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce VanKirk of Perry; children Kirk (Lori) VanKirk of Perry; DeLynn (David) Stein of Barnum, Iowa; and Darek (Carol) VanKirk of Perry; stepchildren David Repp of Des Moines; Janelle Repp (Todd Roseberry) of Woodward, Iowa; and Doug (Tracy) Repp of Minburn, Iowa; grandchildren Nathan (Sheila) Stein, Jonathan Stein, Katelyn Stein, Megan Stein, Christin VanKirk, Jackson VanKirk, Kade VanKirk, Justin Jay Torres, Marshall Repp and Molly Repp; great-grandchildren Miriam Stein, Edith Stein and James Stein; siblings Skip (Judy) DeFord of Corvallis, Oregon and Lyle DeFord, Corvallis; and a sister-in-law, Bonnie DeFord Sprenger of Albany, Oregon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Irene VanKirk, and a brother, Daryl DeFord.
In lieu of flowers, Pete’s family asks that memorials be given to the Perry High School Foundation in his memory.  They may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home.

Dale Washburn
Dale E. Washburn, 89, of Hornick, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.
Services were held be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa, with the Rev. Michael Erpelding officiating.  Burial was be in Willow Township Cemetery, in Holly Springs, Iowa, with military rites provided by the American Legion Hindman-Steele Post 492 of Hornick.  Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, IA.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com.
Dale Eldon was born September 6, 1926 in Hornick, the son of Frank and Blanche (Steinhoff) Washburn. He was raised in the Hornick area, where he attended school.  He graduated from Hornick High School in 1945. Right after graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in Germany during the occupation, from May 24, 1945 to November 5, 1946.
Dale and Charry Small were united in marriage on September 10, 1947, at St. Joseph’s Rectory in Salix. Four children were born to this union: Nancy, Douglas, Barbara and Ken. Charry preceded him in death on April 8, 1998.
Dale was a lifelong farmer in the Hornick area. He started as a substitute mail carrier out of the Hornick Post Office in 1966.  When he retired in 1989, he was a full-time carrier.
He drove school bus, and he enjoyed listening to the Westwood Rebelaire Show Choir and attending all the different school activities at Westwood Community School District. But most of all, Dale enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, as well as visiting with neighbors and friends.
Dale was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, American Legion Hindman-Steele Post 492, and Rural Mail Carrier Association.  He also served on the county ditch board, and he was a past 4-H leader for the Willow Workers.
Survivors include his children, Nancy (Kevin) Fehrmann of Eagle, Idaho; Douglas (Rita) Washburn of Hornick; and Barbara J. (Dirk) Hansen of Hornick; his grandchildren: Becky (David) Anderson of Kent, Washington; Cory (Kara) Bindner of Denver, Colorado; Casey (Landie) Willer of Lawton, Iowa; Baylee (Dan) Thompson of Anthon, Iowa; Sage Washburn of Hornick; Andrew (Sara) Smith of Sergeant Bluff; Anthony Hansen of Ames, Iowa; and Tyler Hansen of Hornick; great-grandchildren Dale, Heather, Hannah, Avery, Lillyan, Cora, and Zoey; a special friend, Delores Nordstrom of Sloan, Iowa; other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son, Ken Washburn, in 1986; and two sisters, Ellen (Sylvan) Bryan and Frances (Patrick) Doherty.

Helen “Kris” Hager

Helen “Kris” Hager, 85, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Kingsley Specialty Care.
Funeral services took place at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Rev. Robert Blair officiated.
Helen Kristina (Kris) was born on February 27, 1931 in Cherokee, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar Edwin and Hazel Jane (Miller) Johnson. Kris attended Grand Meadow Consolidated School, graduating in 1949.
Kris and Luverne H. Schroeder were married May 22, 1949.  From this union, they had three children: Steven Gary, born April 12, 1950; Gary Brent, born May 10, 1952; and Rebecca Jane, born April 5, 1954.  They divorced in 1962.
She attended the American Institute of Business (1950), Iowa State University (1951), Nettleton Business College (1961 to 1963), and Western Iowa Tech (1987).
Through her years of employment, Kris worked for Dr. David Carver (1960-1961), Dr. Vernon Helt (1963-1964), the Gulf Oil Corporation (1964-1968), the Pawnee Corporation (1968-1969), the Francis Building Company (1969-1975), the Kingsley Liquor Store (1977-1987), the Dept. of Human Services (1988-1991) and WinnaVegas (1999-2000). Kris also modeled for a time in the 1960’s.
Kris was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Kingsley, as well as the Kingsley Historical Society and the Plymouth County Historical Society.  She was also a member of the American Business Women’s Association.  She was also a member of Hospice of Siouxland, working as a patient volunteer. Kris also volunteered on the Kingsley Community Ambulance Crew as an EMT.
On October 15, 1965, Kris was united in marriage to Louis W. Hager.
Kris was an avid gardener, and she was very proud of her iris beds. She loved to cook for people.  She made homemade buns for friends and family.
She tried very hard to keep alive the Swedish traditions passed down from her father and extended Swedish family members. For many years, an annual Swedish supper was attended by many family members and friends with that heritage.
The symphony was a passion of hers.  Other passions included crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Kris loved the outdoors and the farm she lived on for a little over 35 years.  Many 4th of July picnics were held there at the pond in the timber and up on the hill.
She is survived by two sons, Steve (Kay) Schroeder of Kingsley, Iowa and Gary (Karen) Schroeder of Brooklyn, Iowa; a daughter, Jane Hager of Sioux City, Iowa; a brother, Duane “Bud” Johnson of Merrill, Iowa; a sister, Ramona (Chuck) Simmons of Raymore, Missouri; four grandchildren: Matthew Hager Schroeder, Angela Jo Becker, Joshua Edwin Schroeder and Paula Jo Bainbridge; 13 great-grandchildren: Anastasia Schroeder, Toby Schroeder, Aurelia Schroeder, Matthew “Bear” Schroeder, Fawkes Schroeder, Alec Shultz, Kobe Grell, Breana Heath, Grace Becker, Nicholas Becker, Zachary “Ziggy” Becker, Lucille “Lucy” Becker and Ian Clay; a sister-in-law, Mary Johnson of Pierson, Iowa; brothers-in-law Bill Smith of Versailles, Kentucky and Merlin Sievers of Wayne, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Edwin and Hazel; her husband, Louis Hager; brothers Oscar Edwin Jr. (in infancy) and Axel Dean Johnson; sisters Ruth Marie Smith and Kathryn Elaine Sievers; a sister- in-law, Donna Johnson; and a grandson, Jeffery Bainbridge.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Hospice of Siouxland.

Henry A. Kollbaum
Henry A. Kollbaum, 73, of Anthon, Iowa, passed away August 6, 2016 at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.
A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at the Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa. Rev. Jena Manchaster officiated. Committal services followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Anthon, Iowa.
The Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Henry A. Kollbaum was born on November 7, 1942 In Ida Grove, Iowa to Henry M. and Ida (Hesse) Kollbaum. He grew up around the Anthon and Bronson area.
In his younger years, he attended country school and later public school. While he went to school in Bronson, he worked as a hired hand for Mrs. Hafke of Bronson, Iowa.
In March of 1961, Henry was united into marriage to Lyla Kay Card in Moville, Iowa. The couple lived in Sioux City, Iowa; Dell Rapids, South Dakota; and Moville, Iowa. Then they settled in Anthon, Iowa. They were blessed with three children: Dwight, Tammy, and Jason.
Henry’s true love was farming and raising his hogs. For a while, he did work off the farm at Sara Lee in the head of maintenance position. But the farm was calling his name.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, family gatherings, and having coffee with the guys at the 4-Way in Moville. He also enjoyed target shooting, driving his ATV around town, and spending time with his grandchildren and his family.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 55 years, Lyla Kollbaum of Anthon, Iowa; children Dwight Kollbaum of Hinton, Iowa; Tammy Frimml Fennimore of Wisconsin; and Jason (Brenda) Kollbaum of Moville, Iowa; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene (Linda) Kollbaum; sisters Roberta Houlsworth of Anthon, Iowa; LaJune (Tom) Grey of Sioux City, Iowa; and Leona (Norman) Schmidt of Danbury, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends.
Henry is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ida Kollbaum; and sisters Ruth Malone, Delores Diamond, and Darlene Zimmerman.

Robert Mohr
Robert E. Mohr, 90, of Cushing, passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his residence in Cushing.
A funeral service was held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing, with the Rev. Wayne C. Pfannkuch officiating.  Burial was at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein.
The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com
Robert E. Mohr was born on November 9, 1925 to Albert and Rena (Anfinson) Mohr.  During his youth and the first two years of his marriage, he lived on the Mohr family farm, north of Holstein.
On December 27, 1944, he was united in marriage to Hazel Raymer.  In 1947, they moved to a farm south of Cushing, where they farmed and raised their family. Then they moved to Cushing in 1994.
Robert had a personal relationship with the Lord, and he was an avid reader of the scriptures.  He was a long-time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He enjoyed participating in the choir, being Sunday School superintendent, and serving on the church council.
He loved his faith, and he shared that love with many people.
Robert had an amazing memory and shared many stories with his family and friends.
He enjoyed music. He spent many hours listening to music and singing with his family through the years.  Bob and Hazel loved dancing, and they attended many local dances together.  You could often find them dancing in their own living room.
After the death of his wife, Robert taught himself to cook.  He approached this task with great enthusiasm and ingenuity, trying many new recipes and combinations to create unique dishes.  He loved to talk about his creations, and he would often urge family members to taste and enjoy them.
Left to cherish his memory are his children: Pamela Morgan and husband Douglas of Lawrence, Kansas; Robert R. Mohr and wife Sue of Correctionville, Iowa; and Gary Mohr and wife Kathy Jo of Holstein, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Mohr of Charter Oak, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Mohr of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Howard Raymer of Downey, California; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Mohr; his parents, Rena and Albert Mohr; a brother, Wendell Mohr; and sons Mitchell and Michael Mohr.

Willie Grell
Willie W. Grell, 60, of Hornick, Iowa, died Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa, Iowa with Pastor Catie Newman officiating.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.
Willie (William) Grell was born December 15, 1955 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Arnold and Velma “Molly” (Carter) Grell. He grew up in Mapleton, Iowa and graduated from high school there in 1974.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served from 1974-1978.
Willie and LuAnn (Leuschen) were united in marriage on September 1, 1979 in Earling, Iowa. He worked at Tyson Foods (formerly IBP) in Dakota City, Nebraska for 35 years.
He enjoyed music and singing karaoke. He also enjoyed spending time in his man cave and spending time with his dog, “Cee Cee”.  He loved watching game shows, especially Jeopardy. He prided himself on his vault of “useless knowledge”.
Survivors include his wife, LuAnn Grell of Hornick, IA; five children: Willie A. Grell of Sioux City, IA; Suzie (Jesse) Toben of Sioux City, IA; Kyle Grell (fiancée Kelsey Dodson) of West Des Moines, IA; Kevin Grell of Sioux City, IA; and Maggie Grell of Sioux City, IA; two grandchildren: Ellison Grell of Norwalk, IA and Kobe Grell of Cherokee, IA; five siblings: Cora (Jack) Howley of Del Rio, TX; Butch (Charlene) Grell of Moville, IA; Sarah (Rex) Persinger of Hornick, IA; Ed Grellof Soldier, IA; and Velma (Tina) Grell of Onawa, IA; and one brother-in-law, Mark Persinger of Hornick, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Molly Grell; one brother, Matt Grell; and two sisters, Bonnie Jacoby and Katie Persinger.

Jeanne Denis
Jeanne Christine Denis died peacefully at Unity Hospice on August 11, 2016 in Ledgeview, Wisconsin, at the age of 93.
Visitation is Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Parish (333 Hilltop Drive, Green Bay, WI). Bishop Robert Morneau will officiate at a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.  Cotter Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be sent to www.cotterfuneralhome.com.
Jeanne was born October 18, 1922 in Pierson, Iowa to Willie “WB” and Nellie Williams Hinkhouse. In 1939, she graduated as class valedictorian at Pierson Consolidated High School. In 1944, she received her nursing degree from St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa.
Jeanne married Richard John Denis of Green Bay, Wisconsin on October 10, 1944 in Sioux City, Iowa. Father N. Flanagan of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church officiated. At the time, Richard Denis was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force.
After raising her family, Jeanne worked for many years as a registered nurse at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Jeanne and her family were founding members of Resurrection Catholic Parish in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Jeanne is survived by her ten children: Patricia Denis Fore of Las Vegas, NV; Susan Kay Denis Laughlin of Omaha, NE; Kristin Jean Denis Evans of Green Bay, WI; Mark John Denis of Green Bay, WI; Janine Claire Denis Cook of Laurel, MD; John Richard Denis of Anchorage, AK; Marilyn Jean Denis Dixon of Louisville, CO; Paul Richard Denis of Green Bay, WI; Steven John Denis of De Pere, WI; and Jane Marie Denis-Strutt of Green Bay, WI.
Her legacy includes her 29 surviving grandchildren: Jonathan Fore, Jessica Fore Bousky, Rebecca Fore Cornelius, Richard Fore, Jennifer Laughlin Yevoli, Kathleen Laughlin Gorringe, Kelly Laughlin Jeffreys, Jane Laughlin, Mark John Laughlin, Richard Evans, David Evans, Susan Evans, Matthew Denis, Sarah Denis Haase, Richard Denis, Mark Denis, Jr., Jacqueline Cook Browne, Denis Cook, William Denis, Rachael Denis, Matthew Dixon, Christine Dixon, Jennifer Dixon, Cara Scott Remmert, Jessica Denis Nead, Kaitlin Denis, Steven Denis, John Strutt, and Steven Strutt.
Jeanne also has 26 surviving great-grandchildren, with five more great-grandchildren expected this year. She was also survived by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Dick” John Denis; her parents, William Bernard and Nellie Isobel Williams Hinkhouse; her four younger brothers: Robert “Bob”, Duane “Jim”, Ronald “Heinie”, and Roger “Sam” Hinkhouse; and two sisters-in-law, Bette Herbold Hinkhouse and Joyce Paal Hinkhouse.

Mildred “Millie” Wycoff
Mildred Frances (Yockey) Wycoff, 82, of Moville, died Friday, August 5, 2016, at Whispering Creek Assisted Living in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville, Iowa with Rev. Brad Pelzel and Rev. Richard S. Ries officiating.  Burial was at Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville, Iowa. Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa is handling all funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.
Known as “Millie” to many, Mildred was born on a farm west of Anthon on May 29, 1934 to Orval E. and Marie (McNamara) Yockey.  She spent her childhood years there, graduating from Anthon High School in 1952. She attended St. Joseph Nursing School in Sioux City and graduated in 1955.
She married Marvin Wycoff on October 5, 1955. Their union was blessed with three children: John, Dan, and Geri. They made their home in Moville until one year ago, when they moved to assisted living at Whispering Creek in Sioux City.
Millie’s joy in life was giving of herself and her time to help others. She was active in scouting and the Moville Rescue Squad. She also served as the church organist for many years.
She worked as a staff RN at St. Joseph Hospital in Sioux City for many years. She also worked at Marian Health Center in a supervisory position in Neurology rehabilitation, finishing her career in Obstetrics.  She retired in 1993.
For many years, she visited nursing homes and offered her time and talent doing sing-alongs for the residents.
Survivors include Marvin, her husband of 61 years; two sons: John & wife Cindy of Lansing, Michigan and Dan and special friend Linda Hennen of Spirit Lake, Iowa; a daughter Geri and her husband Jeff of Le Mars, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Stephanie, Shanna, Sarah, Jennie, Mike, Kyle, Kelsi, and Kenzie; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Karlsrud of Lakeville, Minnesota; and a special cousin, Johnny Yockey of Moville.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Calista Dunnington and JoAnn Blessing; and a brother, Philip Yockey.

Robert “Bob” Bennett
Robert E. Bennett, 80, of Lawton, died Sunday, July 31, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.
A celebration of life service was held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9 at Moville United Methodist Church.  Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.
Robert was born February 16, 1936 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of LeRoy and Berta (Perrett) Bennett. He grew up in Riverside, attending West Middle and Central High School.
Robert married Patricia Weigel on May 7, 1956. Together they made their home in Leeds, moving to the farm near Lawton in 1967.
Robert farmed and worked with Union Pacific Railroad for over 50 years.
Patricia died November 14, 2006.
Robert loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed eating and watching old western TV shows and movies.  He also had restored a Ford Model A.
He is survived by his daughters, Kathi (Marlin) Groth of Moville, Iowa and Kim (Rick) Riherd of Salix, Iowa; an extended daughter, Mara Gott of Bellevue, Nebraska; nine grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia; and a brother, LeRoy “Prunes” Bennett.
Donations can be made to the Moville Ambulance and to Hospice of Siouxland.

Dedria Rae Turner
Dedria Rae Turner, 28, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2016 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas, due to a complication from a surgical procedure.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 30 at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point, Texas with Brother Tim Mabe officiating.
Dedria Rae Turner was born May 26, 1988 in Bradenton, Florida, the daughter of Michael Ray Eddy & Debra Kelsheimer Eddy-Osborn.
She was raised in Wills Point, and she graduated from Wills Point High School in 2007. On June 20, 2014, she married John Turner in Tyler.
Debra was employed by Fresenius Medical in Tyler, where she was an account representative for the past five years. She lived in Anthon, Iowa before moving to Wills Point twenty years ago. Dedria enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Dedria is survived by her husband, John Turner of Wills Point; her mother, Debra Eddy-Osborn & husband Ronald of Wills Point; two inherited daughters, Mila Turner of Wills Point and Madeline Turner of Wills Point; a sister, Sarah Posigian and husband Joel of Canton; two nephews, Konner Posigian of Canton & Zane Posigian of Canton; grandparents Jim and Shirline Kelsheimer of Anthon, Iowa; two uncles, Troy Kelsheimer and wife Nikki of Moville, Iowa and Jamie Kelsheimer & wife Tina of Windom, Minnesota; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Belinda Turner of Wills Point.

Daniel Petersen
Believing that to die is to gain, Daniel Carl Petersen embarked on a new and eternal journey on July 11, 2016.
The family hosted a celebration of Dan’s life at on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Warr Acres Community Center in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.
Dan was born July 24, 1952.  He was an active advocate for handicap accessibility.  He worked with state and municipal governments, businesses, and individuals, endeavoring to facilitate mobility for handicapped people.
A Navy veteran, he volunteered at VA hospitals in several states.  For many years, he was involved with the Mid America Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America, serving on the Board of Directors and as vice president.
Dan had a big personality.  He coached several sports, and he loved clowning around, teasing, and playing jokes.  He was also thoughtful and caring.  He was a good listener with excellent advice.  He endured much, yet he remained hopeful.
He now walks and runs and dances, no doubt entertaining the whole host of heaven.
He leaves behind his beloved daughter, Katie, and his adored grandson, Benjamin; brothers Bud, Gordon, Bernie, Joel, LaVerne, and Jerry; sisters Delores, Betty, Edna, Carla, Julie, LeAnne, and Lenore; and many nieces and nephews.
Dan was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Petersen; his father, Carl Petersen; a brother, Carl Jr.; and two sisters, Janna and Bonnie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to NeuroResources, 6108 NW 63rd, Suite B, Oklahoma City, OK  73132.  Funds should be designated to the Daniel Petersen Memorial Fund.

Rick Schorg

Ricke Joseph Schorg, 53, of Lawton passed away Monday, July 25, 2016.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 am Friday, July 29, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville with Rev. Brad Pelzel officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation with family present from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016, there will be a Knights of Columbus rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the church in Moville.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.
Rick was born on April 24, 1963 to Dennis and Janice (Cook) Schorg in Le Mars, Iowa. He graduated from Remsen St. Mary’s High School in 1981. After graduation he attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. His first job took him to KLBA radio in Albia.
Rick was united in marriage to Mary Beth Harpenau on May 25, 1985 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oyens. They began their married life together in Knoxville, Iowa. Rick worked for KNIA/KRLS radio station as a live radio personality. In 1989 they moved to Sioux City, Iowa where Rick was employed at KG95 in sales and later general manager at Clear Channel Communications. Rick and Mary Beth made Lawton their home. Most recently, Rick owned and operated Sign Pro in Sioux City.
Rick was a member of the Lawton City Council from January of 2008 until becoming mayor of Lawton.  He served as mayor from January 2014 until the present.
Rick was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Knights of Columbus.  Rick loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Family time was most important to Rick. He enjoyed working with Amanda at Sign Pro and watching Aaron play baseball, football and basketball.
Survivors include his wife; Mary Beth, two children; Amanda and Aaron; his parents; Dennis and Janice Schorg of Remsen, IA, his siblings; Mike Schorg of Remsen, IA, Phillip (Windell Austin) Schorg and Dan (Susan) Schorg all of Omaha, NE, his sister; Suzanne Schorg of Remsen, IA, sisters-in-law; Kelli Schorg Kramer of LeMars, IA, brother-in-law, Craig (Margie) Gruhn of Carroll, IA, sisters-in-law: Kathie (Roger) Nelson of Humboldt, IA, Kristie (Myron) Hirschman of Winterset, IA, Sharon (Pat) Weiler of Pella, IA, brother-in-law; Brian (Tonya) Harpenau of LeMars, IA, and many nieces and nephews.
Rick is welcomed into heaven by his brother; Patrick Schorg, sister; Anita Schorg Gruhn, paternal grandparents; Leonard and Ida Schorg, maternal grandparents; Glenn and Mary Cook, parents-in-law: LeRoy and Marlene Harpenau.

Tanner Hammond
Tanner Allan Hammond, 22, of Lawton, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
A celebration of life was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City, with Pastor Jim Thomas officiating.  Condolences may be left at www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Tanner was born September 10, 1993, in Sioux City, the son of Randy & Cami (Miller) Hammond. Tanner graduated from Lawton-Bronson High School in 2012.  He was employed at Prince Hydraulics.
Tanner enjoyed motorcycle riding, the outdoors, fishing, hunting and skydiving.
Survivors include his parents, Randy and Cami Hammond of Hornick, Iowa; two brothers, Hunter of Lawton and Cooper of Hornick; his maternal grandparents, Ken and Betty Miller of Lawton; his paternal grandmother, Jeanette Hammond of Lawton; plus aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends, including Jake Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Tucker, and his paternal grandfather, Carl Hammond.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Tanner’s name.

Mary Drevs
Mary Drevs, 90, of Moville, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at a local hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 2 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville with the Rev. Bradley Pelzel officiating.
Burial was in Arlington Township Cemetery at Moville.  Arrangements are with McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Mary was born February 1, 1926 in Sioux City, to Frank W. and Ruth (Pridie) Shay. She graduated from Leeds High School in 1944.  Mary married Robert “Bob” Drevs on Feb. 12, 1949.
Mary was a CCD teacher. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Altar Society, the Meadows Golf Course and the Berry Patch Dancers of Moville.
She enjoyed her puzzles, gardening and canning, sewing, fishing, camping and golfing. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughters, Terri (Joe) Wachter of Hubbard, Neb.; Jeane Drevs of Greeley, Colo.; and Kathy Drevs of Moville; her sons, Francis (Jeanette) Drevs of Ida Grove, Iowa; Patrick Drevs of Lake Park, Iowa; and Thomas (Kathleen) Drevs from Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren Scott Rice, Christian Drevs, Sean Drevs, Staci Danielsen, Amanda Campbell, Samantha Whiteley, Caitlin Drevs and Sarah Sample; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Rosemary; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; her brothers: Jim, Pat and John Shay; a sister, Ruth Lambert; three sisters-in-law; and five brothers-in-law.

Wallace Sorensen
Wallace Edward Sorensen, 87, of Lawton, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Sioux City.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2 at Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Paul Andell officiating. Burial was in Banner Township Cemetery in Lawton. Condolences may be left at www.christysmith.com.
Wallace Edward Sorensen was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Sioux City, to Julius and Helen (Tiarks) Sorensen. He spent his youth and most of his adult years on the family farm east of Lawton.
In 1947, he graduated from Lawton High School.  He was president of his graduating class.
He began general studies at Wayne State College in Nebraska. He then attended Iowa State University, majoring in agriculture. At ISU, he and his brother, Everett, became members of Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) Fraternity. They were also involved with VEISHEA activities.
With the outbreak of the Korean War, he was unable to finish college and enlisted in the Army Signal Corps in February 1951.  He began officer’s candidate school in June 1952 and graduated at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey in December 1952.
From there, he went to primary army flight school in San Marcos, Texas in June 1953.  In February 1954, he graduated from advanced flight school at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
His final assignment was with the 232nd Signal Support Group in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, with temporary duty with the atomic testing in Camp Desert Rock, Nevada. He separated from active duty in June 1955.
In September 1955, he joined the 314th Artillery Battalion Army Reserve in Sioux City. He retired as a major in 1978, with 26 years of service.
He married Dorothy Ann Halweg on Easter Sunday and April Fools’ Day — April 1, 1956 — in Craig, Iowa. He and Dorothy always thought it was funny they married on April Fools’ Day. They had three children.
After the war, Wallace worked for the Lawton Telephone Company while helping his father run the family farm.  In 1965, he took over the farming operation. He spent many years planting corn and soybeans, and raising cattle and hogs.
Wallace was a Dekalb Seed Corn dealer. He was a member of the Banner Township Board of Trustees, the Plymouth Co-op Oil Board, and the Lawton Flying Club. He was the beef superintendent at the Woodbury County Fair. He was also a longtime member of Morningside Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed his children’s sporting events and 4-H activities. He was especially proud of his grandchildren and new great-grandson.
Wallace married Beverly Westerman-Fosnot on February 12, 2013 in Mesa, Arizona.  Wallace and Dorothy — and later Wallace and Beverly — enjoyed traveling near and far, golfing and dancing.  They will always remember the tons of fun, the loads of laughs, and the miles and miles of spins they had on the dance floor.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Sorensen of Lawton; three children: Mark Sorensen of Wayne, Nebraska; Bruce (Shelly) Sorensen of Lawton; and Julie (Brad) Skaar of Story City, Iowa; a brother, Everett (Gayle) of Chattanooga, Tennessee; five grandchildren: Garrett (Denae) Skaar, Ryan and Samuel Skaar, and Robert and Katie Sorensen; a great-grandson, Levi Michael Skaar; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Dorothy.
A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Wayne Case
Wayne LaRue Case passed away on July 30, 2016 at Lantern Park Nursing Home in Coralville, Iowa. He died of heart failure at the age of 84.
Services for Wayne will be held at St. Michael’s Church in Kingsley, Iowa on August 12, 2016 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The family will be available to greet friends and family at 9:30 a.m.  A luncheon will begin at 12:30 p.m.  Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.
Wayne was born on March 23, 1932 at the farmhouse of his parents, Oscar and Ruth (Martin) Case, near Marcus, Iowa.
Serving in the Marines during the Korean War, Wayne was wounded in January of 1953.  For the loss of his leg, he was awarded the Purple Heart.
He married Mary Anne Mockler of Kingsley in 1956. Their six children and eleven grandchildren were the center of Wayne’s life.  Wayne worked in a succession of jobs, maintaining a lively sense of humor throughout his life.
Wayne was keenly aware of the difference between supporting our troops (which he did) and supporting our wars (which he increasingly didn’t).  He served in positions of responsibility for the DAV, VFW, and American Legion in Sioux City and New Glarus, Wisconsin.
In 1989, he was proud to lay a wreath at the dedication of Iowa’s Korean War Memorial.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mary Anne, and their children: Martin (Minneapolis) wife Mona Smith, Nathaniel and Riley; Todd (Iowa City) wife Alesa, Teague and Eamon; Monica (New Glarus) and Owen; Tamra Higgins (Jeffersonville, VT) husband Steve, Tara and Lucy; Clark (Dixon, NM) partner Nicole DeMaret, Nicholas and Isabel; and Jesse (Iowa City) wife Shelly Kerr, Keenan and Nolan.
He is also survived by his brother Delbert (Mary); his brother Steve (Pam); his sister Gail; and many nieces and nephews.

Kylie Hayworth
Kylie Rose Hayworth, 20, of rural Correction-ville, Iowa, passed into the arms of her Savior on July 19, 2016 after a courageous battle with medulloblastoma brain cancer.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Le Mars, Iowa.  Father Kevin Richter officiated.  Committal Services followed in the Calvary Cemetery of Le Mars, Iowa. The Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.armstrongfuneral.com
Kylie was born April 3, 1996 at a Sioux City hospital, the daughter of Kyle and Linda (Grasso) Hayworth. Kylie was baptized at St. Joseph’s Catholic church in Anthon.  She received her first communion and confirmation at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Le Mars, Iowa.
Her motto, from very early in her young life, was from Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This was evident in her lengthy fight against brain cancer, which she bravely fought for over three years. She was an inspiration to everyone that met her.
She had just begun her kindergarten year at River Valley when the family moved to Le Mars.  There, she received her elementary education at Kluckhohn School, and she completed her middle and high school education at Le Mars Community School.
While she was a junior in high school, she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer that is rare for her age.
After several major surgeries and being confined to a wheelchair, she graduated with her class in 2014.  She was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Club.  She was also elected homecoming queen in the fall of 2013.
She had been active in drama and choir, and she had played the violin in the school orchestra.  Kylie loved school, and she had planned to major in forensic science.
With her love for science and her desire to help find a possible cancer cure for someone else, she has donated her brain with the cancerous tumors.  It will be studied by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Kylie had made a “bucket list” of things she wanted to complete while she was still able to.  In March of 2015, the Make a Wish foundation sent Kylie and her family to the Vatican, where she received a personal blessing from Pope Francis — a highlight of her life and something that was at the top of her bucket list.
She also had a hot air balloon ride with Kim Rosenboom on his final flight.  She also went tandem skydiving, swam with dolphins and a baby tiger, pet a sloth, snorkeled, ziplined, had a dog sled ride, got a tattoo, and petted Kenya the Zebra, among other things.  She was grateful to those who helped make her “bucket list” happen.
In 2015, the family built and moved into a handicap accessible home on an acreage west of Correctionville, Iowa.
Kylie enjoyed being in the country near her grandparents, planting a garden. She also loved watching her beloved Siberian Husky, Miya Rose, run.  She had a passion for animals.
Kylie is survived by her parents, Kyle and Linda (Grasso) Hayworth, and a sister Haley, all of rural Correctionville; along with grandparents Len and Mary Grasso of Dakota Dunes, and Dale & Virginia Hayworth of rural Correctionville; and several aunts and uncles, cousins and friends around the world.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, Kylie has requested that a donation be made to the family for the Kylie Hayworth Memorial Fund.

Gene Krueger
Gene Karl Krueger, 73, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Climbing Hill, passed away July 20, 2016, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 25 at First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. Burial was in Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Spirit Lake.
Gene Karl Krueger, the son of Ruth Mahnke and Julius Krueger, was born May 25, 1943, in Vallejo, California. After graduating from Climbing Hill High School, Gene received his Bachelor of Arts in music education from the University of South Dakota.
On August 15, 1965, Gene was married to Kathleen Marie (Tabke) at Climbing Hill Baptist Church in Climbing Hill, Iowa.
Gene began his life’s work as an instrumental music teacher in Centerville, South Dakota.  Then he was the band director for the Pride of the Dutchmen Band for the Maurice-Orange City Community Schools until 1973. One of the many highlights of his band directing career was taking the band to the Indianapolis 500.
In 1973 he began farming and operating a commercial cattle feedlot in Orange City, Iowa called K-4 Feedlots.  He loved the life of planting, harvesting, and working with livestock.
In 1985, Gene and Kathy moved to Spirit Lake and purchased Acorn Ridge Campground on East Lake Okoboji.  He also worked for the Job Training Partnership Act in Spencer, Iowa.
His next adventure was as camp manager at the United Methodist Church Camp on West Okoboji.  He was also on the staff at the United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake.
He received great joy serving as the choir director at the Methodist Church, and most recently, at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake.
In 1993, Gene began a construction company, Gene Krueger Construction.  He owned and operated it until the time of his death.
He took great pride in his business.  He enjoyed working with his employees, customers, and business associates in the Iowa Great Lakes area.
Gene always put his heart and soul into every aspect of his life.
Some of Gene’s greatest joys in life were his family, the church, and his involvement in countless church and community musical productions. He volunteered his time as auctioneer at various charity auctions and fundraising events in the Iowa Great Lakes Area.
He developed a Model “O” Gauge train layout in his home depicting his hometown of Climbing Hill, Iowa.  He loved sharing his trains and stories with others.
Gene was in the first class of the University of Okoboji Winter Games Cheerleaders, and he was proud to call Okoboji his home for many years.
Gene was a helper to so many people — more than we’ll ever know.  He believed in doing good — good thoughts, good words, good character, and good deeds.  He was a living example of “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  He will live on in our hearts forever.
Gene attended First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake.  He was also a member of  the Northwest Iowa Home Builders Association and the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (music fraternity).
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathy; a daughter, Sara (Pete) Laven; a son, Jim (Leia) Krueger; grandchildren, Lauren and Jackson Laven; sisters Mary Lou (Terry) Petersen, JoAnn (Doug) Williams and Shirley (Larry) DeBuse; a brother-in-law, Dean (Jan) Tabke; many nieces and nephews; and his miniature schnauzer, Penny.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Ruth Krueger; and his brother, John Karl Krueger.

Dorothy Corbin

Dorothy, J. Corbin, 87, of Moville, passed away on July 2, 2016 at Kingsley Specialty Care.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 23 at Moville United Methodist Church in Moville, Iowa. The Rev. Janet Reickhoff-Farris officiated. Inurnment was in Arlington Township Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Dorothy was born on May 15, 1929 in Pierson, Iowa to Edward and Luella (Padel) Larson.  Dorothy attended high school in Bronson, Iowa, and graduated in 1947.
She married Richard “Dick” Corbin on Oct. 12, 1948.  To this union, two daughters were born.  Dorothy loved Yahtzee and playing cards.  She especially enjoyed visits from her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughters, Bobbie (Barry) Wahlberg, and Cheri Wanser; grandchildren Jeff (Beckie) Wahlberg, Chris (Linda) Wahlberg, Jimmy (Tanya) Wanser, Donnie (Virginia) Wanser, Jaci (Steve) McCurdy, and Jason Wanser; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Marilyn Blatchford and Mabel (Milo) Swanger; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Dean Larson; a son-in-law, Mike Wanser; and a brother-in-law, Keith Blatchford.
The family would like to thank the staff at Kingsley Specialty Care and all of her loving hospice workers.

Hattie Susie
Hattie K. Susie, 103, of Cushing, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the St. Johns Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Rev. Marty Davis officiated.  The Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek & Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com
Hattie K. Susie was born on April 13, 1913 in Climbing Hill, Iowa to George and Johanna (Iverson) Cassens.
She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. She attended rural country school and helped out on the farm.
At the age of 6, Hattie’s father George passed away.  Hattie continued to live in the Climbing Hill area until she was 8 years old and her mother Johanna married Paul Bumann.  The family then relocated to Schleswig, Iowa.
Hattie was united into marriage to Reed Susie on December 5, 1931 in Elk Point, South Dakota.  To this union, six children were born: Reed Jr. (passed away in infancy), Vernon, Beverly, John, Gary, and Sharon.
The family lived in different areas, eventually settling down on the Susie family farm between Battle Creek and Cushing, Iowa.
Hattie enjoyed being a mother and farmer’s wife.  In 1966, husband and father Reed Susie passed away.
She continued to live on the farm.  She started working outside of the home and worked at Good Samaritan in Holstein, Iowa, for over 20 years before she retired.
She was a faithful member of the St. Paul Midway Lutheran Church of Battle Creek.  She volunteered her time to church functions and helping out with keeping the church tidy.
She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, sawing wood, crossword puzzles, playing cards, dominoes, reading, visiting, traveling, and spending time with her family.
One of her fond memories was taking her first-ever trip to the zoo in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 103 years old.
Hattie lived on the family farm up until February of 2016, when health issues moved her in to Welcov Morningside Healthcare Community. She will be remembered as a kind, giving, devoted go-getter.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving children: Vernon of Cushing, Iowa; Beverly and husband Dan of Ames, Iowa; John and wife Janet of Clinton, Iowa; Gary and wife Norma of Morrison, Illinois; and Sharon of Tucson, Arizona; her brother, Albert Cassens and wife Helen from Sturgis, Michigan; sisters-in-law Lori Bumann of Schleswig, Iowa and Irene Bumann of Ida Grove, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 27 great-great-grandchildren; plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family & friends.
Hattie was preceded in death by her parents, George and Johanna Cassens; her husband, Reed Susie; a son, Reed Susie Jr. (in infancy); a daughter-in-law, Lorraine Susie (1968); brothers, sisters, and spouses Kathryn (Bill) Schwarts, Marguerite (Donald) Hess, Lillian (Hugo) Reese, Minnie (Nile) Hess, Marie (Lester) Schwanz, John (Helen) Cassens, George (Ruth) Cassens, Henry (Hazel) Cassens, Robert Bumann, and LeRoy Bumann; and extended family.

Narvella June James
Narvella June James, 60, of Council Bluffs, passed away July 18, 2016 at CHI Mercy Hospital.
Memorial visitation was held on Wednesday, June 20 from 4-6 p.m. at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel.
June was born August 4, 1955 in Pacific Junction, Iowa to the late John and Zella (Gideon) Hatcher.  She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1974.  She married Walter E. “Wally” James on April 6, 1974.
June was a vendor at Ameristar Casino.
June is survived by her daughter, Lois (Thomas) Wright of Moville, IA; sons Sean James of Graceville, FL and Ronald James of Green Bay, WI; 6 grandchildren; brothers John Hatcher of Council Bluffs and Jerry Hatcher of Omaha; sisters Connie Gideon of Hot Springs, AR and Monna Gayle Curless of Fort Morgan, CO; her stepmother, Phyllis Hatcher; and her stepbrother, Michael (Cheryl) Wilhite, all of Council Bluffs.
In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband, Wally James, on March 1, 2015.
The family will direct memorial contributions.

Betty Dickman
Betty J. Dickman, 80, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial was at Kingsley Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rohdefh.com.
Betty (Hueser) Dickman was born April 6, 1936 in Cherokee, Iowa, the daughter of Ben and Mildred (Pitts) Hueser. She graduated from Quimby High School in 1954.
Betty married Lloyd Dickman on July 6, 1956 in Minnesota. They began their lives together in Quimby and later moved the family to their home in Kingsley in 1969.
Her greatest joy in life came from being a mother and later becoming a grandmother and great-grandmother.
She also enjoyed working part-time at the Kingsley Nursing Home, where she later volunteered and spent the past five months as a resident.
She loved to spend her time cheering on her grandchildren — at a game, match, concert, recital, play or other event.  And she always had a smile on her face.  In doing this, she also became “Grandma Betty” to all who came to know and love her.
Betty enjoyed spending her time with her friends at coffee, church and card club.  Betty was a member of the Kingsley First Lutheran Church and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary of Kingsley.
Survivors include seven children: Denice (Randy) Christoffel of Granville, IA; Donald (Burnie) Dickman of Le Mars, IA; Donna Dickman and special friend Bill Theisen of Remsen, IA; Debra (Dave) Robinson of Kingsley, IA; Dixie (Mike) Wurth, Le Mars, IA; Darla (Carl) Zellmer of Spirit Lake, IA; and Dale (Tammi) Dickman of Spencer, IA; 18 grandchildren: Michelle (Andy) Hunsinger; Ryan (Marlee); Luke (Jen); Justin (Abb-ey) Christoffel; Heather (Marcus) Williams; Amber Dickman; Kendra (Dan) Gibson; Thomas (Shannon) and Travis (Brianna) Even; Jamie, Jarod (Heather) and Jordan Rob-inson; Nick Wurth; Nicole (Colton) Christoffersen; Adam, Andrew (Kelsey) and Addison (Claire) Zellmer; and Bailey Dickman; three step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers: Lester Hueser of Hubbard, IA; Bill (Roberta) Hueser of George, IA; and Jerry (Jean) Hueser of Kearney, NE; one sister, Peg Lewis of Creston, IA; one sister-in-law, Margaret Hueser of Fallbrook, CA;  two brothers-in-law, Leroy Dickman of Sac City, IA and Virgil (Melva) Dickman of Coon Rapids, IA; and several nieces and nephews. Betty was also survived by many special friends.
Betty was proceeded in death by her husband Lloyd; parents Ben and Mildred Hueser; in-laws Waldo and Katie Hueser; two sisters, Martha Anna Dickman and Jean King; two brothers, Leland and Vernon Hueser; sisters-in-law Edna Heuser and Mary Dickman; a grandson, Tyler Christoffel; and a great-grandson, Coy Robinson.

Gina Edwards
Gina Lynn Edwards, 56, from rural Washta, Iowa, passed away Tuesday morning, July 12, 2016 in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby Baptist Church in Quimby, Iowa. Pastor Charles Cuffman officiated. Burial was in the Quimby Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Gina was born on July 28, 1959 at Cherokee, Iowa to Monteno and Bev (Zupp) Leonard. She attended Willow Community Schools and later obtained her G.E.D.
She was married to Patrick Edwards on June 30, 1979 at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa. She worked hard at whatever job she was doing.
Gina enjoyed fishing for catfish, watching the birds, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends — especially her two grandsons.
She was a member of the Quimby Baptist Church.  There, she served as secretary for several years.  She was also active in the Vacation Bible School program and all of the other groups and activities.  She had been a resident of the Washta area for most of her life.
She is survived by her husband Patrick; a son, Lucas (Megan) Edwards of Washta, Iowa; two grandsons, Colton and Tucker Edwards; parents Monteno and Bev Leonard of Washta, Iowa; siblings Monica (Cole) Bremer of Holstein, Iowa; Tina Bernard of Sioux City, Iowa; Grant Leonard of Jackson-ville, Florida; Barry (Rhonda) Leonard of Bentonville, Arkansas; all of the Edwards family; several special nieces and nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Zane Leonard; paternal grandparents Arnold and Marvel Leonard; and maternal grandparents Cliff and LueAlice Zupp.

Janet Kratz

Janet Elizabeth Kratz, age 74, passed away July 4, 2016.
A memorial service will be held July 16, 2016 at Eden Prairie United Methodist Church.  Visitation is at 10 a.m., with the service at 11 a.m.
Janet was born in Sioux City, Iowa on January 16, 1942 and raised in the family of H. Floyd and Helen J. Phelps in Kingsley, Iowa.  Janet was a loving and devoted family person. She loved social situations, especially bridge with her many friends.
Janet and Bob moved to Minneapolis for his graduate studies. They consider the Twin Cities home, living there for 50 years.  Janet had careers in real estate and as a paralegal before retiring.  She suffered from Inclusion Body Myosistis (IBM) for over 15 years.
Janet will be sorely missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Bob; daughter Jenny (Dave) Autio and children Joy and Rachel; her son Greg; her daughter Katy (John) Zimmerman and children Jenna and Sarah; her sister, Sally Wells of Troy, MI and son Alex; her brother, Bob (Carol) Phelps of Kingsley and children Alison, Bob and Scott; and her brother, George (Linda) Phelps of Kingsley and son David.
Memorials are preferred to the church or to [email protected]

Geraldine Fitch
Geraldine C. Fitch, 84, of Correctionville, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at her residence in Correctionville.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville with the Rev. Marv D. Siems officiating.  Burial was at the Correctionville Cemetery of Correctionville.
The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com
Geraldine Catherine (Earnest) Fitch was born in Jamestown, North Dakota to Blanch (Christopherson) and Raymond Earnest.  She attended grade school in Danbury and graduated from Cushing High School.
She was united in marriage to Cyril Fitch.  They made their home in Correctionville.  To this union, three children were born.
Geraldine worked as an LPN at Correctionville Nursing and Rehab. She retired from nursing in 2013.  She was a volunteer firefighter in Correctionville and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her children: Grant (Susan) Fitch of Correction-ville, Marcia (Stoney) Cobb of Correctionville, and Brad Fitch of Correctionville; grandchildren Joey (Kathi) Nippert of Lee’s Summit, MO; Cortney (Reegan) Nippert of Olathe, KS; Josie Cobb of Kingsley, IA; Cathy Fitch of Lee’s Summit, MO; Christy (Henry) Harris of Waterloo, IA; Chase Fitch of Correctionville, IA; and Caleb Evans of Ida Grove, IA; great-grandchildren Jenna, Kami and Brielle Cobb; Jordyn Fitch; Helana Lucky Jake and Kyle (Auni) Nippert; Jayden Evans; Kaylee Harris; and Cinch Fitch; sisters JoAnn (Andy “Duane”) Anderson of Correctionville and Jeannette (Jerry) Evans of Arizona; a brother, Elmer (Patty) Earnest of Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Cyril Fitch.

Timothy Lewis
Timothy J. Lewis, 48, of Kingsley, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 7 at Kingsley United Methodist Church, with fellowship at the church following the funeral service. Arrangements are under the direction of Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.
Timothy John Lewis was the son of the late Lyle and Jean Lewis.  He was born October 30, 1967 in Sioux City.  Tim attended school and graduated from Anthon-Oto High School in 1986.
Tim worked in rental storage management and at various jobs until becoming a plumber in 1999. In 2009, Tim opened Premier Plumbing and Heating Inc. in Sioux City.
Tim raised his family and lived in Sioux City for 26 years. Tim married Errin Carlson on Feb. 24, 2012, in Vermillion, South Dakota.   Tim lived and raised their family in Kingsley for the last four and a half years.
Tim enjoyed camping, hiking, motorcycles, bike rides, asparagus hunting, being outdoors, cooking, building and working with his hands. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Tim and Errin loved traveling to Jamaica, riding bikes on RAGBRAI, gardening, spending time outdoors and with each other, and spending time with children and grandchildren.
Tim was a member of United Methodist Church in Kingsley, where he was the chair of the trustees committee at church.
Survivors include his wife Errin of Kingsley; a son, Dayton (Kara) Lewis of Sioux City; a daughter, Samantha (Jose) Calamanco of Sioux City; a daughter, Andrea Willroth of Kingsley; a son, J.J. Bird of Kingsley; and five grandchildren: Aubri, Annabell, Daniel, Quentin, and Emmarie.
Surviving siblings are Connie (Boyd) Swearingen of Smithland, Iowa; Lyle (Janice) Lewis of Saint John, Fla.; Jeff (Chris) Lewis of Cedar Park, Texas; Angela (LeRoy) Schroeder of Sioux City; and Stacy (Donald) Payne of Hornick, Iowa; along with several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Clarissa Burroughs
Clarissa Marie (Chicoine) Burroughs, 58, of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elk Point, South Dakota.  Burial followed in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery at Elk Point.  Condolences may be posted online at www.koberfuneralhome.com.
Clarissa was born on Feb. 8, 1958, in Sioux City, to Marvin and Kathleen (Minor) Chicoine. She grew up in rural Elk Point and graduated from Elk Point High School.
She married David Burroughs on August 10, 1985. She worked for the City of Sioux City for 13 years and for King, Reinsch, Prosser and Co., LLP, for 22 years.
She was an active member of the Siouxland Sewing Guild and Woodbury County 4-H program. She loved sharing her passion of sewing with others and taught several sewing classes to local 4-H groups and other youth programs.
She was also an avid baker, and she loved baking goodies for any occasion.
She is survived by her husband, David Burroughs; three daughters: Carrie Chicoine of Sioux City; Kristina (Jonathan) O’Brien of Oxford, Mich.; and Mary Burroughs (fiance, Ian Hoesing) of Nashville, Tenn.; two foreign exchange daughters, Jelke Brandehof of the Netherlands and Ria Hochstrasser of Switzerland; her siblings: Sheryl (James) Goto of Carlsbad, Calif.; Leon Chicoine of Vermillion, S.D.; Denise (Roy) Strehlow of Jefferson, S.D.; Marcie (Dick) Cambigue of Sun City, Ariz.; Rodney Chicoine of Stanton, California; Lori (Dale) Biermann of Ankeny, Iowa; Janine (Dale) Tramp of Crofton, Neb.; and Rebecca Stamp of Elk Point; her sister-in-law, Ruth Aken of St. George, Utah; her brothers-in-law: Joe Burroughs of Corona, N.M.; Raymond Burroughs of Ute, Iowa; Richard Burroughs of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Tony (Kathy) Burroughs of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Robert (Kathy) Burroughs of Corona, N.M.; and Daniel (Jane) Burroughs of Ute; plus five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Freda (Griffin) and Francis Burroughs; her sister-in-law, Helen Burroughs; and her brothers-in-law, Tim Aken and Tim Burroughs.

Dean Johnson
Dean Johnson, 80, of Pierson, passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at Madonna Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 1 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa, with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating.
Burial was held Friday at Grand Meadow Cemetery in rural Washta, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley.  Online condolences may be directed to www.rohdefh.com.
Dean was born on January 21, 1936 in rural Kingsley, the son of Edwin and Hazel (Miller) Johnson. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1954.
Dean joined the Army National Guard in high school and bought his first truck at age 18. After serving in the U.S. Army from September 1955 to July 1957, he returned to the Pierson area.
Dean married Mary Hansen on July 30, 1961 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. They raised their family and lived in rural Pierson for 55 years.
Dean was the owner and operator of Johnson Trucking for more than 62 years, driving until his retirement in 2010.
He enjoyed camping, tractor rides, going to parades with his old 45 Chevy truck, “The Kitchen Band,” spending time with his family, and visiting with friends.
Dean was a member of First Lutheran Church and the American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Pierson; two daughters, Shyla (Gary) Groepper of Kingsley and Shanda (Dean) Schlinz of Cleghorn, Iowa; two sons, Ed (Jennie) Johnson of Pierson and Darrin (Heather) Johnson of Remsen, Iowa; 15 grandchildren: Mark, Brett (Sara) and Danielle Groepper, Derek (Felicia), Megan and Bryan Schlinz, Jenna (Corey) Moritz, Jaclyn, Kendra, Kortney, and Evan Johnson, Rebecca, Brittany, Ethan and Beau Johnson; four great-grandchildren: Kallie and Kora Moritz and Jagger and Madden Schlinz; one brother, Duane “Bud” Johnson of Merrill, Iowa; two sisters, Kris Hager of Kingsley and Ramona (Chuck) Simmons of Raymore, Mo.; brothers-in-law Bill Smith of Versailles, Ky., and Merlin Sievers of Wayne, Neb.; Merlyn Hansen of Pierson and Leonard (Janice) Hansen of Le Mars, Iowa; and several nephews and nieces.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Hazel Johnson; a brother, Edwin Jr., in infancy; two sisters, Mary Smith and Elaine Sievers; his father-in-law, Alfred “Stovie” Hansen, and mother-in-law, Erma Hansen; brothers-in-law Lou Hagar and Ken (Bev) Hansen; sisters-in-law Donna Johnson, Kay Hansen, and Betty Fischer; and nephews Robert “John” Johnson, Johnnie Hansen, and John Anderson.

Roger Martin
Roger L. Martin, 82 of Hornick, Iowa, died Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Bickford Senior Living in Sioux City.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City (4125 Orleans Avenue). Rev. David Schoop will officiate.
Burial will be in West Fork Township Cemetery, with military honors provided by Smithland American Legion Post 666.  Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home, with the family present 6-8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Roger Leroy Martin was born on December 10, 1933 in Kingsley, Iowa, the son of J.E. and Freda (Frazen) Martin.  In 1952, he graduated from the Hinton High School.
He enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War.  He rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Roger was united in marriage to Georgia Ann Saunders on October 25, 1956 at the First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. This year would have been their 60th wedding anniversary.
In 1963, Roger and Georgia purchased a farm near Hornick, where they made their home.
Roger enjoyed farming, watching westerns, exotic animals and horseback riding. For the past 25 years, Roger and Georgia wintered in Texas.
Roger was a former member of the Woodbury County Conservation Commission, serving seven years. During that time, he helped with the formation of the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.
He was a member of the Smithland American Legion Post 666, VFW Post 1973, and the Farm Bureau.
Roger is survived by his wife, Georgia; two sons, Bradley (Barb-ara) Martin of Bellevue, Nebraska and Brett (Mellodee) Martin of Diamond Head, Mississippi; as well as eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Deloris Smid.

Irene Townsend

Irene L. (Harrison) Townsend, 90, of Lawton, died May 25, 2016.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 at Banner Township Cemetery in Lawton.  Arrangements were under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City.

Shannon Bogh
Shannon Leigh Bogh, 27, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars.
Funeral services took place at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Rev. Chris Meier and Rev. Shawn Brooks officiated.  Burial took place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Banner Township Cemetery in Lawton, Iowa.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Shannon Leigh Bogh was born on December 7, 1988 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Allen and Cynthia (Thomas) Bibler.  She attended school at Lawton-Bronson, graduating in 2007.
Shannon furthered her education by attending Western Iowa Technical Community College in Sioux City.  She majored in practical nursing and earned her LPN degree in 2009.
Shannon’s first nursing job was with Opportunities Unlimited in Sioux City.  She would later work with the Pride Group in Le Mars, Iowa and Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa.  Most recently, Shannon worked as an LPN at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars.
On September 10, 2011, Shannon and Philip Bogh were united in marriage in Le Mars.  They made their home in Le Mars where they raised their five children.
Family was the center of Shannon’s life.  She enjoyed following all of her children’s activities, along with all the fun things they did together.  Boating and tubing, walks and trips to the park, and sharing ice cream from the Dairy Queen were just a few of the things her family shared.
Along with family functions, Shannon enjoyed cooking almost anything and wasn’t afraid to try new recipes.  She recently learned how to can fruits and vegetables.  She was an avid photographer, and she shared many of her photos on Facebook.
Years ago she was a Kansas City Chiefs fan, but after she married Phil, she became an Iowa Hawkeyes and Minnesota Vikings fan.
Shannon loved ice skating, bowling, carving pumpkins and celebrating traditions. Caring, compassionate, giving and unselfish are just some of the words used to describe Shannon.
Grateful to have shared her life is her husband, Phil Bogh of Le Mars, IA; children Jacob and Avery; stepchildren Haley, Addison and Tegan; grandmothers Pat Thomas of Moville, IA and Jeanne (Wayne) Hanson of Peterson, IA; mother-in-law Lisa Bogh and her friend Paul Rosauer of Anthon, IA; father-in-law Chris (Melanie) Bogh of Le Mars, IA; grandfather  Bill Bogh  of Rogers, AK; step-brothers and sisters Bethani (Cody) Pratt, Ross Tentinger, Rachel Tentinger and Brookelynn Tentinger; Phil’s grandparents, Dorothy and Larry Grasz and Lynn Bogh, all of Le Mars, IA; a brother-in-law, Jason Bogh and his fiancé Lisa of Des Moines, IA; and best friends that she considered sisters, Rachel (Dustin) Bracy and children of Moville IA and Rebecca (Michael) Roberts and children of Lawrence, KS; as well as many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her maternal grandfather, James “Jake” Thomas; and her paternal grandfather, Gerald Bibler.

Arlene Ruberg

Arlene Ruberg, 94, of Moville, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at a Sioux City Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville with Rev. Barb Spaulding officiating. Burial was in Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville. McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Arlene, the daughter of Emil and Anna (Beerman) Bruns, was born February 18, 1922 in Denison, Iowa.  Arlene was a long-time resident of Moville, where she had lived since 1953.
She graduated from Denison High School in 1939 and continued her education at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake.
She then taught grades K-8 in a one-room schoolhouse for two years before joining her husband at naval bases in Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Texas during World War II.
She subsequently lived in Denison and Storm Lake for several years before relocating to Moville. There, she helped her husband operate variety stores, which they owned in Moville, Kingsley, Anthon, and Correctionville.
Arlene loved church activities, reading and travel. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its women’s circle.  She taught Sunday School, as well as Vacation Bible School, for many years.
She was active in the Moville Women’s Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Meadows Golf Club, and Moville Sewing Club.  She also served as a Cub Scout den mother for numerous years.
Survivors include her husband, Ray Ruberg of Moville, IA; 3 children, Ron (Jan) Ruberg of Thornton, CO; Barb (Mark) Kuchel of Kingsley, IA; and Ken (Michal Baird) Ruberg of Crofton, MD; 6 grandchildren: Stephanie (Terry) Pratt, Chad (Darcy) Kuchel, Lauren (Nick) Burgoyne, Adam (Kelly) Ruberg, Kate (Kevin) Fulbright and Emma Ruberg; 3 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Betty Griffin of Denison, IA; Jean Jensen of Audubon, IA; and Dorothy (Keith) Jensen of  Irwin, IA.; nieces, nephews, and special friends Rowdy and Lorraine Henning of Moville.
Arlene is preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Carol Jean; a brother, Leonard Bruns; a sister, Leora Neumann; and a niece Robin Rogers.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, bell tower fund (PO Box 239, Moville, IA 51039).

Scott Hess

Scott Michael Hess, 63, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Kingsley, was found in his home on February 16, 2016 after dying of a heart attack.  He was cremated.
Memorial services will take place at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Burial will be at the Kingsley cemetery.  Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.rohdefh.com.
Scott was born October 1, 1952 in Sioux City, Iowa to Dean and Betty (Munson) Hess. He graduated from Kingsley-Pierson Public Schools in 1971. He attended what is now Minnesota State University in Mankato.
He moved to Florida in 1972. He graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa in 1976. He was a pharmaceutical representative for many years.
Scott was a “people person” who enjoyed giving.  Known by his friends as “Scotty,” he excelled at barbecuing. He loved going to the auto races in Sebring with friends for over twenty years.
Scott would drive around town in his convertible with one of his macaws sitting on the headrest. He loved being with his family and friends.  He was a kind, loving person who will be missed by all.
He is survived by his mother, Betty; his brothers, Craig of Dallas, TX, and Mark and his brother-in-law, Gary Wentzel of Fort Lauderdale, FL; his sister Ann of Spirit Lake, IA; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Scott was preceded in death by his father, Dean.

William Linden

William E. Linden, 94, of Moville, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Countryside Health Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery in rural Correctionville, Iowa.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. on Friday prior to the funeral service.

Earl Birk
Earl Birk, 72, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, formerly of Bronson, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at his home after a long battle with kidney cancer.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.
Earl was born on January 13, 1944, to Jorgen and Astrid Birk, in Bronson, Iowa. He was raised on the family farm near Bronson. Earl served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Montrose during the Vietnam War.  He was honorably discharged in 1969.
He went on to get a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, graduating in 1973.  He was united in marriage to Nita Rolfes on August 11, 1973.
Earl especially loved caring for his five grandchildren. Spending time with his family was easily the most important thing in his life. He actively lived the philosophy, “The children are our future.”
To Earl nothing was impossible and he lived by the philosophy, “I’ll either find a way or make one.” He continued that philosophy in his fight with cancer.
Earl is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nita; two sons, Jared (Robyne) of Watertown, S.D., and Matthew (Stacie) of Worthing, S.D.; four grandsons, Jorgen, Cody, Jack and Benjamin; one granddaughter, Amanda; a brother, Richard (Sandra) of Sioux City; two sisters, Donna (Lowell) Thurow of Sioux City and Doris (Rodney) Willms of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; in-laws Bob and Barbara Rolfes of Sioux City and Jana Rolfes of Antioch, Calif.; and many special nieces and nephews.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Niels; and his sister-in-law, Karen Birk.
Memorials may be directed to the Feeding South Dakota backpack program, in Earl’s name.

Ella Gnewuch-Bahmer
Ella Marie Gnewuch-Bahmer, 76, of Moville, formerly of Alton, Iowa, died Saturday, June 4, 2016 at her home in Moville.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alton.
Visitation with family present will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.
Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.
Ella was born July 21, 1939, at LaMoure, North Dakota, the daughter of Leo and Ludwina (Geffre) Dunn. She was raised and educated in the Ellendale, North Dakota area.
On September 23, 1957, she married William Gnewuch at Verona, North Dakota. They lived in Wyoming until 1959, when they moved to Sioux City, Iowa.  In 1970, they moved to Alton, Iowa. William died September 28, 1994. Ella moved to Moville, Iowa in June 1997.
On October 18, 1997, she married Joseph Allan Bahmer in Moville, where they made their home. In 1999 they moved to Harlingen, Texas.  Joseph Allen died July 13, 2007.  Shortly thereafter, Ella moved back to Moville.
Ella was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Alton and, most recently, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville.  She was active in her church, and she was a member of the church Guild.
She worked at the Senior Center, and she enjoyed baking and playing cards.
Survivors include three sons:  Thomas and his wife Donna Gnewuch, Richard Gnewuch, and     Kevin Gnewuch, all of Blaine, WA; one son-in-law, Kenneth Vlietstra of Orange City, IA; two stepsons, Randy Bahmer and his wife Terry and Rollie Bahmer and wife; one stepdaughter, Wendy Whetstine and husband Ron; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; six sisters: Eva and her husband John Myers of Elk Point, SD; Louise and her husband Francis Lux of Craig, CO; Regina Coleman of Oakes, ND; Darlene Yockey of Moville, IA; Julie Sadler of Copperas Cove, TX; Mary and her husband John Castro of Hanford, CA; six brothers: Paul and his wife Caroline Dunn and Francis and his wife Colleen Dunn, all of Sioux City, IA;  Bruce Dunn and Charles and his wife Michelle Dunn, all of Mason City, IA; Anthony Dunn and his wife Sherry of Pueblo, CO; and Arthur Dunn of Bismark, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Maryanne Vlietstra; two brothers, Alois and Leonard Dunn; and three brothers-in-law: Merwin Brown, Gerald Coleman and Phil Yockey.

Bernadine Norris

Bernadine M. Norris, 86, of Anthon, Iowa died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville, Iowa.
A funeral Mass was held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon, Iowa.  Officiating were Rev. Dan Greving, Celebrant, and Rev. Terry Roder, Concelebrant.  The lector was Linda Dixon.
Pallbearers were Sean Meyer, Craig Brubaker, Bernard Ketelsen, John Deichmann, Wayne Mead, and Ronnie Whitesell.  The message in music was provided by accompanist Julie Hamann.
Interment was at Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Anthon, Iowa.
Bernadine Margaret (Meyer) Norris, the daughter of Bernard F. and Lena E. (Deming) Meyer, was born August 24, 1929 in Anthon.  She attended Wolf Creek No. 6 Country School and Miller No. 2 Country School and Anthon High School.
She married Arnold Norris in October 1957.  They had three sons:  Duane, Michael and Alan.  Arnold and Bernadine later divorced.  Bernadine had a strong Catholic faith.  She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Anthon.
She baby-sat for numerous families in the Anthon area.  In later years, she took care of her mother, Lena.  She enjoyed playing board games — especially Aggravation and Parcheesi — and hosting family get-togethers.  She also enjoyed reading, going on hay rides and taking walks.  She was always kind and appreciated everything.
She loved to keep everything neat and organized, including her yard.  She was known to chase away a squirrel or two in recent years!
The family would like to thank the Correctionville Nursing & Rehab Center of Correctionville for the great care she received during her recent stay.
Survivors include her sons, Duane (and his wife, Sharon) of Laramie, Wyoming, and Michael of North Liberty, Iowa; sisters Evelyn Ketelsen of Lawton, Iowa, and Mary Ann Brubaker of Sioux City; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Meyer of Remsen, Iowa; granddaughters Chelsee (and her husband, Dane) Miller, Chassa and Cayleigh Norris (and their mother, Sheila Norris); a grandson, Christopher Norris and step-granddaughter, Nikki Stotz (and their mother, Kathy Norris), and one great-granddaughter, Kaydence Miller, all of California; and one aunt, Merl Parker (and her husband, Charles Daniel) of Sun City, Arizona; plus numerous nieces and nephews.
Bernadine was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Alan (who passed away on May 27, 2012); one brother, Francis Meyer; one sister, Joyce DeKok; and brothers-in-law Chris Ketelsen, David Brubaker, Raymond Downey, and Ludy DeKok.

Geneva Pocock
Geneva M. Pocock, age 63, of Correction-ville, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at her residence of Correction-ville.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Assembly of God of Correctionville with the Pastor Jon Millen officiating. There will be no burial.
Geneve Mae (Stines) Pocock was born January 24, 1953 in Mapleton to Lloyd and Arlene (Birtwell) Stines.  She grew up in Correctionville and attended school there.
After high school, Geneva was married.  She lived in the area until she divorced and moved to Arizona with her two oldest children.  She was married again, and her youngest daughter was born.  After moving to Rib Lake, Wisconsin in 1995, she divorced her second husband.
She then met the love of her life, Richard Pocock.  They were married June 30, 2001 in Rib Lake, WI.
Geneva loved to travel and see new places.  She enjoyed camping, fishing and summer barbecues.  She loved her family and friends and enjoyed making meals and entertaining guests.  She would invite anyone she knew to eat, and she would often take meals to the elderly shut-ins or neighbors.
Geneva worked many different jobs in her lifetime but enjoyed serving people as a waitress the most.  She was in food service until ill heath forced her retirement in 2010. She moved back to Correctionville in 2014.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Pocock of Correctionville, IA; one son, Bill (Jennifer) Leggett of Rib Lake, WI; two daughters, Lori (Jeff) Warner of Rib Lake, WI and Tiffany Alvarado of Medford, WI; two step-daughters, Danielle Pocock of Montrose, CO and Miranda (Keith) Anderson of Kenosha, WI; 12 grandchildren: Travis Warner, Angelisa Olson, Micheal, Brooke, Shane, Wade, Hunter and Parker Leggett, Kaylee and Riley Walker, Bryson Pocock and Easton Anderson; four great-grandchildren: Masyn Warner, Thomas, William and Ryan Olson; one sister, Vicki Steffens (Duane Twite) of Correctionville, IA; two brothers, Rick (Kathy) Stines of Cleghorn, IA and Lloyd Stines Jr. (Bev) of Quimby, IA; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many, many special friends.
Geneva was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents; her grandson, Jonathan; her sister, Toni; her nephew, Josh; and her parents-in-law, Wilma and Robert Pocock.

Ronald Hayworth
Ronald Duane Hayworth, 79, of Anthon, the eighth child of Vester and Wilma (Dicus) Hayworth, went to be with loved ones in heaven on May 27, 2016, upon his passing at his home near Anthon. He leaves behind a legacy of love and friendship, a welcoming smile, warm handshakes, and big hugs.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Anthon, with the Rev. Marty Davis officiating.
Ron was born on a farm near Anthon on December 3, 1936.  He attended rural school through eighth grade.  He graduated from Anthon High School with the class of 1954.  There, he excelled in baseball and music activities and was the Homecoming king.
In 1956 he was married to his high school sweetheart, Jerane Rossow, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Midway. They were blessed with 60 years of married life and a loved and loving family.
He was a steward of the soil and received several awards for conservation practices.  He loved living on the farm but considered Anthon his hometown and made regular trips to town for coffee, conversation and cribbage games.
He was a member of the Community Center board, serving as president for many years. He was a 4-H member and leader, a booster of the Anthon Golf Course, and a Wolf Creek township trustee.
He was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church.  He served in most of the offices and committees there, and he served as the sponsor of a youth group.
His family was his pride and joy and he loved being a part of their school activities. He and Jerane enjoyed traveling and ballroom dancing. After retirement, he also began his hobby of collecting antique tractors, especially researching and hunting for unusual ones.    He also enjoyed exhibiting them at the Woodbury County Fair, going on tractor rides, and involving his friends.
He is survived by his soulmate of 65 years; his daughter, Linda and son-in-law, Gary Rosacker; his son, Greg and daughter-in-law, Beth Hayworth; his daughter, Stacy and son-in-law, Craig Groff; three grandchildren and their spouses: Jennifer (Hayworth) and Mark Landry, Joel and Lisa Hayworth, and Christopher & Dana Rosacker; four great-grandsons: Cayden and Conor Landry, Ryan Hayworth, and Warren Rosacker.
He is also survived by brothers, Dale (Virginia) and Glen (Judy); a sister, Norma (Merle) Oakes; many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law Doneta Jacobsen and Sandra Hayworth; and many good, dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandson, Jeffrey Ros-acker; his parents; his wife’s parents, Ernst and Henriette Rossow; brothers Stanley, Dean, Leslie, and Frank; sisters Betty Thompson and Bernice Schmidt; brothers-in-law Jerry Thompson and Laverne Schmidt; and a sister-in law, Kay Su Hayworth.

Irene Townsend
Irene Leona Townsend, 90, passed away Wed-nesday, May 25, 2016, at Char-Mac Assisted Living in Lawton.
A memorial service will be held at a later time.
Irene was born on March 31, 2016, to William and Emma (Wulf) Harrison. She was raised in the Lawton area, and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
For the past several years, Irene was a member of Morningside Lutheran Church, Sioux City. As a young girl, she was active in choir and youth groups at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, and graduated from Lawton High School in 1944 as the valedictorian. Irene attended Western Union College in LeMars after her graduation.
Irene was united in marriage to Francis A. “Frank” Townsend on June 12, 1952. He passed away on May 2, 1978. Frank served over 20 years in the Air Force during which time they lived in Rapid City, SD, Rantould, IL, Topeka, KS, San Antonio, TX, and Riverside, CA.
Irene was employed as a bookkeeper at banks wherever they lived, retiring from Security Pacific National Bank in Riverside as a department head. Irene moved back to Sioux City in 1984.
Irene was a dedicated and well-known genealogist, and she and her sister Loraine traced their family back many generations while encouraging others to research their own genealogies. She was an avid reader of history and at one time owned over 6,000 books.
Irene loved animals and always had a pet cat or two.
She will be loving remembered by her family and many friends. Irene is survived by her brothers and sisters: Loraine Washburn, Carl (Nancy) Harrison, Bill (Ruth) Harrison, Annette Custer, sister-in-law Beverly Townsend Neeley, and nieces and nephews, Norman (Cathy) Washburn, Dan (Dena) Harrison, Matt (Kathy) Harrison, Catherine (Brian) Waymaster, Jeff (Jeannie) Custer, and Jim (Michelle) Custer.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband and parents, her sister Betty Held, brother-in-law Bernard Washburn, LeRoy Held, Norm Custer, Darrell Townsend, Allen Neeley, sister-in-law Shirley Townsend, mother-in-law Carrie Townsend, and niece and nephew, Denese and David Held.

Delores Koehler

Dolores D. Koehler, 87, of Moville, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at Char-Mac Assisted Living.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville. The Rev. Barbara Spaulding officiated. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City.  Arrangements are under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Dolores was born on July 13, 1928 in Moville, Iowa, to Bernhart and Emma (Wieck) Keuck. She graduated from Bronson High School in 1946.
Dolores was united in marriage to Orman Koehler on Oct. 5, 1952, in Moville. Orman and Dolores lived and farmed near Moville.
In 1983 they left the farm and moved into Moville. She worked as a unit secretary for St. Luke’s Hospital for 15 years before retiring in 1992.
Orman died on Oct. 3, 2007, in Remsen, Iowa.
Dolores attended Trinity Lutheran Church.  She was a very active member.
She enjoyed talking for hours on the phone to her sister Lucille, shopping with her sisters, going to the senior center in Moville, laughing with her family, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Alan (Kim) Koehler of Moville; her daughter, Lanette (Brian Utesch) Koehler of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; and five grandchildren: Joshua (Amy) Koehler and their three children Brylee, Wesley and Ryker; Gordon (Jessica) Koehler; Chase (Chris) Koehler and their four children Jacob, Caleb, Alexa and Thomas; Mackenzie (Adam) Koehler; and Claire Utesch.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a great-grandson, Christian; sisters Edna Spink, Elsie Bottjen and Lucille Rippke; and brothers Fred, Herman, Leonard and Vernon Keuck.

Vivian Schermann
Vivian A. Schermann, 84, of Mov-ille (formerly of Mitchell, SD and Lake Andes, SD) died Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Will Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, South Dakota. Burial was at Graceland Cemetery.
Vivian Anna Hoffman was born to Emanuel and Anna (Sperlich) Hoffman on October 28, 1931 at Dudley Township, Aurora County, South Dakota.
As a small child, Vivian and her parents moved to Delmont to care for her Grandfather Hoffman. She was confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church, Delmont, South Dakota.
Vivian told of how she wanted to join the band while she was in school. But her mother did not think that was a good idea. Not long afterwards, her father came home with a black case. It was a used silver trumpet! She was now a proud member of the band.
When her children later took piano lessons from Mrs. Feeney, Vivian also took piano lessons.  She enjoyed traditional hymns and the Gaither Gospel hour.
While in high school, Vivian worked as a telephone operator for the Delmont exchange. Vivian graduated as valedictorian from Delmont High School in 1949.
She graduated from Mitchell Business College in 1950 and began to work for the United States Department of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration, in Armour, South Dakota.
When the office moved to Lake Andes, so did Vivian. At Lake Andes, she met and fell in love with a man by the name of Marinus.
Vivian was united in marriage with Marinus Paul Schermann on July 16, 1953 at Delmont, South Dakota. To this union, five children were born.
Marinus would continue to love and care for her until the end of his earthly life, in December of 2006.
While they were raising their family, summer vacations were spent in Minnesota with the Scher-mann cousins. Sunday evenings might be spent over a bowl of popcorn with the Brosz cousins.
Big city getaways were in Sioux Falls with the Berry cousins. Marinus and Vivian enjoyed following Mike to his Special Olympics competitions, after the older children were leaving the nest.
Vivian retired after 43 years of civil service in 1994. In 2006, Vivian began kidney dialysis treatments. She faced her health issues with courage, optimism and faith.
After spending two years at Holy Spirit Retirement Home, Vivian lived three years with her son and his family in Moville, Iowa.
Vivian enjoyed rides in the car (having never driven a motor vehicle herself), along with old westerns, the sunshine, and potato salad.
The family would like to extend their gratitude for the care and compassion of all the staff at Mercy Medical Center, FMC Midwest Dialysis and Holy Spirit Retirement Home.
Vivian is survived by her children: Lucille Schermann, Mitchell, SD, Steven (Judy) Schermann of Moville; Sylvia (Lynn) Vlasman of Presho, SD; Mary DeWaard of Stickney, SD; and Michael Schermann of Mitchell, SD; two sisters, Mary Jane (Gilbert) Brosz of Delmont, SD and Betty Berry of Sioux Falls, SD; a sister-in-law, Mary (Clayton) Otto of Hew Hope, MN; grandchildren Crystal Hofer, Joshua Vlasman, Derek DeWaard, Dustin DeWaard, Stephanie DeWaard and Brittany Schermann; step-grandchildren Melissa Frank-enstein and Brian Braun; three grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and parents-in-law, and five brothers-in-law.

Dennis Weaver
    Dennis H. Weaver, 73, of Moville,  died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his home.
A celebration of life will be held Thursday, May 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Moville Community Center in Moville.  McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes is handling arrangements.
Dennis was born February 5, 1943 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Edward and Ruby (Baird) Weaver. He attended country school and Moville High School.
Dennis married Judy Zediker November 3, 1962 in Moville. The couple made their home in Sioux City for a short time before returning to Moville, where they remained since then.  Dennis farmed on the family farm for his entire life.
He was a member of the NRA, was a past Boy Scout leader and 4-H (Arlington Future Farmers) leader. Dennis loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He hunted elk for over 30 years in the Big Horn Mountains.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Weaver of Moville, IA; four children: Michael (Joni) Weaver of Moville; Michelle (Brian) Johnson of Grain Valley, MO; Misty (Scott) Dean of Moville, IA; and Toni Weaver of Sioux City, IA; seven grandchildren: Tyler Weaver, Trey Weaver, Micayla Weaver, Madison (Nate) Eikmeier, Ben (Cauren) Johnson, Jacob Dean and Sara (Aaron) Corley; two great-grandchildren, Lilyanna and Abran; three brothers, Tim (Nancy) Weaver of Moville; Pat (Terri) Weaver of Moville; and Kelly (Susanne) Weaver of Moville; his mother-in-law, Eunice Zediker of Sioux City, IA; three brothers-in-law: Avery (Kay) Zediker of Sioux City, IA; Arnold (Phyllis) Zediker of Des Moines, IA; and Steve (Nancy) Zediker of Sioux City, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Michael Weaver.

Sandra Domina
Sandra J. (Camarigg) Domina, 71, of Washta, passed away Tuesday morning, May 17, 2016, in a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 at Washta United Methodist Church. The Rev. Barb Dinelli officiated. Burial was in Sunset View Cemetery, Washta. There was a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Sandy was born on Aug. 27, 1944, in Sioux City, to Robert and Betty (Conley) Camarigg. She was baptized on March 11, 1945, at Washta United Methodist Church. She attended Willow Community Schools.
She was married to Donald Domina on Dec. 31, 1979, in Salix, Iowa. She was a long-time resident of Washta. She had also lived in Sioux City for 20 years.
Sandy was a hard worker who worked several jobs around the area to provide for her family.She enjoyed camping, baking, watching NASCAR, going to the casino, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; her children: Cameile Vondrak of Pierson, Iowa; Carla Murphy and her significant other, Wade Tolle of Marcus, Iowa; Sheila (Mike) Beaumier of Washta; and Shari (John) Orr of Sherwood, Oregon; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Crystal Borer; a granddaughter, Mariah Beaumier; a son-in-law, Jerome Vondrak; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Rose Jacobson
Rose Jacobson, 61 of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 following a diagnosis of brain cancer and the brave six month battle that followed.
The funeral service was Friday, May 20, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, Iowa with Pastor Marcus Manley officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Mapleton. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Rosetta Mae “Rose” Jacobson, was born July 31, 1954, at Sac City, Iowa, the daughter of Melvin and Helen (Woebke) Ladwig.
She grew up and attended school at Battle Creek, Storm Lake, and graduated from Ida Grove High School with the class of 1972.
As an athlete in high school, Rose’s basketball team qualified for the State Tournament and she also qualified for State in shot put on the track team.
On June 2, 1972, Rose and Bruce Jacobson were united in marriage at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, Iowa. They had four sons. The family first lived on a farm north of Mapleton for about ten years and have lived in Mapleton since that time.
Rose was a dedicated employee of Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton for 34 years, starting as a CNA and progressing to the title of Environmental Supervisor.
For a short time she worked at Burgess Home Health and proved to be a great cleaning person for those lucky enough to get her.
For the past eight years, she was happily employed in Sioux City by Mid Step Services as a Residential Supervisor. She was loved and appreciated by both the consumers and employees at Mid Step.
Rose was the greatest fan to all of her boys.  From the time they were in little league until Brandon’s college days were over, Rose never missed their games.  With the growth of her family, Rose also enjoyed attending all of her grandkid’s school and sporting activities.  She liked doing crafts with them, making cookies at the holidays and those special trips to the store for a toy.  Her grandkids were her greatest love!
She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton where she was active with the ladies group. She enjoyed playing softball with the team, “Betty’s Bloopers”, league bowling, and camping with family and friends. She also was an avid dog lover.
Rose was a great person who instantly made friends and was eager to help everyone.  One of her best traits was to make everybody laugh and smile around her. She was loved by many and will be missed by all of us!
Those left to embrace their loving memories of Rose are Bruce, her husband of 43 years; her sons, Scott Jacobson (Andrea Burgess) and Jon Jacobson (Dawn Black) all of Mapleton, Iowa and Brandon Jacobson of South Sioux City, Nebraska; six grandchildren, Liam, Jalee, Avery, Caitlyn and Natalie Jacobson and Garrett Black; her mother, Helen Ladwig and two brothers, Ron (Tricia) Ladwig and Rick (Valerie) Ladwig, all of Ida Grove, Iowa; her mother-in-law, Fern Jacobson of Mapleton; Bruce’s sisters and brother and their spouses, Pat (Denny) Petersen of Danbury, Iowa, Pam Clausen (Bob Kaus) of Holstein, Iowa and Sheldon (Peg) Jacobson of Mapleton, Iowa; and many other extended family members and countless wonderful friends.
She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas Jacobson; her father, Melvin Ladwig; her father-in-law, Bob Jacobson; and her brother-in-law, Dale Clausen.

Joshua Sitzmann
Joshua Paul Sitzmann, 42, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Kingsley, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, in Houston following a brief illness.  Private services will be held at a later date.
Josh was born on April 22, 1974, in Sioux City, to Emmett and Lucy Sitzmann. He graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in 1992. He later attended and then graduated from Iowa State University in 1997 with a degree in history.
He relocated to Houston to pursue his teaching career, where he taught for 19 years. Most recently, he was employed by the Aldine Independent School District.
He is survived by his parents; his siblings, Tom (Tammy) Sitzmann, Chris (Kendal) Sitzmann Paget, Rae Marie (Jeff) Seizys, Judy (Keith) Miller, Andrew (Yvette) Sitzmann, Tony Sitzmann, Vincent (Bernie) Sitzmann, Jeff (Missy) Sitzmann, Zach (Anna) Sitzmann, and Jake Sitzmann; 32 nieces and nephews; 12 grandnieces and nephews; and a special friend, Claudia Martinez.
Josh was preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Sitzmann Harms; his maternal grandparents, John and Esther Clarey; and his paternal grandparents, Frank and Christina Sitzmann.

Norma Brink
Norma J. Brink, 85, of Bronson, died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at her residence surrounded by her family.
Services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at Community Presbyterian Church in Lawton,  Iowa, with Rev. Cynthia Ripperger and Chaplain Lorna Peters officiating. Burial was in Floyd Township Cemetery near Bronson.  Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff.
Norma was born on May 8, 1931, near Westfield, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Winnifred (Kroksh) Bliss. She graduated from Westfield Community High School in 1949.
On March 24, 1952, Norma was united in marriage to Darwin Brink at the Westfield Congregational Church in Westfield, Iowa.
Norma will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends for her kind and caring ways — always ready to help out or lend a hand.  She was an active member of her church.  She enjoyed Bible study and making pies for the church food stand at the fair.
She couldn’t wait until spring to plant her garden and tend to her flower bed. Later in life, her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Norma is survived by her husband, Darwin; four children: Debra (Dennis) Baldwin of Merrill, Iowa; Diane (Richard) Keith of Preston, Minn.; Dawn Kinney of Bronson; and David (Rhonda) Brink of Bronson; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her brother, John (Becky) Bliss of Tulia, Texas; her sister, Bernice Boetger of Akron, Iowa; and her sister-in-law, LaVerla Bliss of Amarillo, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert Bliss; a sister-in-law, Pat Bliss; and a brother-in-law, Arden Boetger.

Chuck Logan
Charles Hagie “Chuck” Logan, 64, of  Colorado, formerly of Moville, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Moville, Iowa.
Chuck was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on Mother’s Day in 1952.Chuck spent his grade school years in Moville, Iowa, with mother Ila Jeanne, father Howard, and sisters Jane and Amy.
As a boy he loved taking things apart and putting them (mostly) back together.  He also enjoyed building model rockets and chatting on his ham radio.  He also participated in Boy Scouts, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
College led Chuck to Iowa State University, where he joined the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and studied Engineering.  This was a springboard for his career in software engineering.
As a perpetual “tinkerer”, his career afforded him opportunities to improve an array of life-saving healthcare devices, to develop voting systems that allowed the disabled to vote in privacy, and to make important advancements in solar energy. Charles is credited with several patents from these endeavors.
In his spare time he tinkered with cars, computers, telescopes, and anything else that moved or made noise. He enjoyed traveling, barbecuing on his Big Green Egg, spending time with family and friends, playing guitar, attending Colorado Eagles hockey games, and sipping a fine single malt scotch.
Chuck’s wanderlust began at a young age, spurned by family road trips to Canada and a trip overseas to Japan. He hitchhiked from Iowa to Washington, DC with a fraternity brother in 1971 — a trip he dubbed “a really freakin’ scary road trip.”
Chuck traveled extensively for business and pleasure. For the past few summers, he had joined his father Howard and sister Jane on barge trips in France and Scotland.  And he was always looking forward to springtime on the beach with family in Caneel Bay, St. John, USVI.
Throughout his life, Chuck was passionate about being a Fiji.  He was excited to have been recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Iowa State University chapter of Phi Gamma Delta. Pig dinner was one of his favorite reasons to journey back home.
Though an Iowan at heart, Chuck spent his post-University life living in the Pacific Northwest and along the front range of Colorado.
In 1982, Chuck married Valerie Logan.  Two years later, they welcomed their son, Alexander Friday.  A daughter, Mallory McElrath, followed soon after in 1985.
Charles is survived by father Howard; sisters Amy and Jane; his former wife and friend, Valerie; his son Alex; daughter Mallory; and grandson Harlan.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ila Jeanne.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Agape Family Services in memory of Chuck Logan: agapelongmont.org / 303-774-7994 / 10656 Parkridge Avenue, Longmont, CO 80504.

Jamie Dicks

Jamie LeRoy Dicks, 51, of Hor-nick — a beloved brother, uncle, and friend — died peacefully on May 5, 2016, at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa, Iowa, surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Westwood Community School in Sloan, Iowa. Burial was at Climbing Hill Cemetery in Climbing Hill, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.
Jamie came into this world on June 5, 1964, Leo and Maxine Dicks.  He was greeted by his five older brothers and sisters who loved him dearly.
Jamie was raised in Hornick and attended Westwood Community School, where he loved to play baseball. His favorite memory was going to state in baseball with a group of great guys.
In 1983, he graduated from Westwood. Jamie worked at the Westwood School, which became his second family. At the school, everyone would see him playing tricks on the teachers and staff, and helping kids open their milk containers during lunch.
Jamie was the jack of all trades. He loved to ride motorcycles, watch NASCAR with his friends, and play baseball — but mostly spend time with his family and friends.
Left to cherish Jamie’s memories are his three brothers, Larry (Evelyn) Dicks of Anthon, Iowa; Steve (Kathy) Dicks of Hornick; and Randy (Eric Gebo) Dicks of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Peggy (Phillip) Feddersen of Port Orange, Fla., and Kathy (Scott) Blakely of Smithland, Iowa; two aunts, Phyllis Dowlling of Hornick and Dolores Hayworth of Garner, Iowa; and many nephews, nieces, and grandnephews and nieces.
Jamie was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Maxine Dicks, and he will be reunited in heaven with them.

Larry Bainbridge
Larry O. Bainbridge, 72, of Cherokee, Iowa, formerly of Anthon,  died Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the Oto Ambulance Building in Oto, Iowa from 5-7 p.m. There will be a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Armstrong Funeral Home of Anthon was entrusted with the arrangements. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Larry Owen Bainbridge was born May 1, 1944 at Anthon, Iowa, the son of Owen and Geraldine (Davis) Bainbridge. He was raised in the Anthon area, and he graduated from the Anthon-Oto High School.
Larry married Boots Fundermann.  They later divorced.The couple had four daughters.  They lived in Battle Creek, Iowa. Larry later moved to Cherokee.
He worked in the road construction industry as a laborer. In 1965, he started working for Wilson Foods in Cherokee, where he retired after 43 years of service.
After his retirement, he found pleasure hunting, fishing, and painting pictures of the outdoors, and spending time with friends.
Survivors include two sisters, Sis Putzier of Anthon and Brenda Snyder and her husband Mike of Schaller, Iowa; three daughters, Tyann, Sheri, and Tanjie; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; his four-year-old daughter, Brandi Jean Bainbridge; and one brother-in-law, Fritz Putzier.

Margaret Hamann
Margaret Helen Hamann, 92, of Battle Creek, Iowa, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the St. Johns Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Reverend Randy D. Cormeny officiated. A private family internment was held on, Monday, May 16, 2016, in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery of rural Battle Creek, Iowa.
The Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.christensenvanhouten.com.
Margaret Helen (Kelsheimer) Hamann was born on December 11, 1923, in Charter Oak, Iowa, to William & Ethel (Eyer) Kelsheimer.  The second of eight children, Margaret grew up on a farm outside of Anthon, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Anthon Public School with the class of 1941.
Margaret continued her education, going to Iowa Lakes Community College to become an activities coordinator.
Employed for 19 ½ years in the healthcare industry, Margaret began her career at the Hartley Memorial Hospital of Battle Creek, Iowa. She then worked at the Willow Dale Nursing Home in Battle Creek, starting as a nurse’s aide and then as an activities coordinator.
Prior to her retirement, Margaret also worked at the First State Bank in two of its locations: Ida Grove and Battle Creek.
Margaret met her husband, William “Bill” Hamann, at a dance. The couple were united into marriage on December 14, 1941, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church (Midway) of Battle Creek, Iowa.
Margaret and Bill settled on a farm outside of Battle Creek, Iowa and were blessed with four children: Gary, Wayne, Virginia and Steven. They enjoying 34 years together until Bill passed away in 1975.
A faithful and active member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church (Midway), Margaret served as president of the Ladies Aid and taught Sunday school for 15 years.
When she moved to town, she served on the St. John’s Lutheran Ladies Aid (two terms as president).  She also served on other committees inside of the church.
Margaret donated her time as a 4-H leader in Morgan Township for 10 years. She was part of the Women’s Legion Auxiliary.  She acted as the program chairperson for the Women’s Club (Anthon/Battle Creek) for 4 years and then as the publicity chair for another 4 years.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening and playing cards. Her travels took her throughout the U.S. and to several European countries, such as East Berlin in 1983 (behind the Iron Curtain).
Left to cherish her memory are her loving children: Gary (Maj-Britt) Hamann of Gilbert, AZ; Wayne (Jacki) Hamann of Omaha, NE; Virginia (Herbert) Lensch of St. Simons Island, GA; and Steven (Marsha) Hamann of Sac City, IA; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; brothers Roger (Barbara) Kelsheimer of Melcher, IA & Jimmy (Shirlene)  Kelsheimer of Anthon, IA; a sister, Vera (Wesley) Baldwin of Anthon, IA; a sister-in-law, Leona Montague of Hemet, CA; and extended family and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ethel Kelsheimer; her husband, Bill Hamann; sisters Ruth (Harry) Kroll and Lois (Evereld) Steffen; brothers Tom Kelsheimer and Dean (Janet) Kelsheimer; brothers-in-law John (Laverna) Hamann and Alfred Hamann; and sisters-in-law Mildred (Wayne) Fitchner, Marion (Alvin) Rippke, and Margaret (Archie) Milligan.

Carla Thompson
Carla Diane Thompson, 56, of Kings-ley, Iowa, entered into eternal rest following a brief battle with cancer on Monday, May 2, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
A memorial service was held at 4 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.
Carla was born on November 25, 1959 in Missouri. She was raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa, but spent most of her life in Sioux City, Iowa.  There, she enjoyed traveling, cooking, animals, and laughter.
Carla enjoyed helping others.  She did so by working at Girls Inc., Jackson Recovery and Lutheran Social Services.  She was full of life, and she loved adventure.
Survivors include her three children; Malayia Hill of Missoula, MT; Chaye Thompson of Des Moines, IA and Cherry Thompson of Sioux City, IA.
She also had six grandchildren: Layla Hill, Quwana White, Sundance Hill, Aaliyah Fencroy, Jaxon Thompson, and Avalon Keairns. She also had one great-grandchild, Gabriel Northcutt, and a brother, David Thompson, who resides in Council Bluffs.
She was preceded in death by her life partner, Stan Ballard.

Rhonda (Pokett) Tohill
Rhonda L. (Pokett) Tohill, 57, of Cerro Gordo, Ill., formerly of  Sioux City and Bronson, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, at her residence.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church. Internment will be in Point Pleasant Cemetery in Long Creek, Illinois.  Arrangements are under the direction of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Cerro Gordo. Condolences may be left to the family at www.brintlingerandearl.com.
Rhonda was born on Oct. 12, 1958, in Laurel, the daughter of Duane P. and Ruth A. (Peabody) Pokett. She married Anthony L. Tohill on January 1, 2005, in Cerro Gordo.
Rhonda was a secretary for four years at Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church. She worked at Cerro Gordo Food in the deli department for three years and at Hy-Vee Food for three years in Sioux City. She was a general manager of six Subways for four years.
Rhonda was a member of Cerro Gordo United Methodist Church and Christians United In Christ (CUIC). She ran the local food pantry (God’s LifeLine), and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony of Cerro Gordo; children, Joshua L. Pedersen of Moville, Iowa, Randy L. Pederson of Sioux City, Christopher N. Ntor-Ue of Lombard, Ill., Brandy Lee (Derrick) Cullison of Decatur, Ill., and Christopher L. (Jennifer) Tohill of Maroa, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; sisters, Theresa A. (Steve) Hanson of Bronson, Iowa, Diane A. Kibbe of Pappillon, Neb., and Marcia K. (Jack) Foster of Moville; brothers, Thomas D. Pokett of Sioux City, Timothy P. (Jennifer) Pokett of Indiana, and Terrence L. Pokett of Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Sandy Hanson; and her grandparents, Helen and C.E. Peabody.
Memorials may be made to the family, and checks may be made payable to Rhonda Tohill Benefit c/o State Bank of Cerro Gordo, IL.

Kenneth Gard
Kenneth Gard, 74, of Sioux City, formerly of Lawton, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 28 at Morningside Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.christysmith.com.
Ken was born Nov. 10, 1941, in Sioux City, to Lowell and Frances (Gasink) Gard. He grew up on the family farm, attended school in Lawton, Iowa, and graduated from Lawton High School.
His interest in farming started as a child, when he helped his dad milk cows and raise livestock and crops. After high school, Ken attended Iowa State University. His love of farming brought him home to farm.
He married Julie Petersen on March 11, 1961, at Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City. They had four children: Michelle, Timothy, Jerald and David.
Ken was an active 4-H member, as well as a 4-H leader and superintendent of the Woodbury County 4-H hog program. He was past president of Woodbury County Farm Bureau, the Hinton Co-op Board of Directors, and the Woodbury County Pork Producers.
He was a board member of the Iowa State Pork Producers, and he was appointed to the delegate body of the National Pork Producers. He was a past member of the Community Action Agency Board, the Woodbury County Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Woodbury County Board of Adjustment.
He served as a Concord Township trustee. He was elected to the Soil and Water Conservation Council and was district director for Conservation Services of Iowa.
He received the Governor’s Environmental Leader Award from Governor Terry Branstad. He was a longtime member of Morningside Lutheran Church and enjoyed serving as an usher for many years.
Ken loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Julie of Sioux City; daughter, Michelle (Mike) Weidner of Waterloo, Iowa; three sons: Timothy (Cindy) of Sioux City, Jerald (Deanna) of Algonquin, Ill., and David (Patricia) of Huxley, Iowa; his mother, Frances Gard of Sioux City; 14 grandchildren: Tammy and Jacob Grady; Tina and David Hanson; Brandi and Greg Howell; Megan and Ben Wills; Andrew Weidner; Lucas Weidner; Ian, Ayana and Olivia Gard; and Keifer Koster; seven great-grandchildren: Joseph and Isaac Grady, Donavan, Silas & Amelia Hanson; and Stacie and Jackson Howell; two brothers, Roger (Carol) Gard of Danville, Iowa, and John (Aylene) Gard of Columbia, Md.; two sisters, Crystal Kurtze of Omaha, Neb., and Candi (Bob) Smith of Mesa, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews; and a longtime employee and friend, Marlin Bennett of Sioux City.

Stanley Ballard

Stanley Ballard, 60, of Kingsley, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.  Arrangements are pending with Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.

Roger Dreeszen
Roger Lee Dreeszen, 69, of Cushing, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at his home, where he came to live out the remainder of his life following a reoccurring battle with cancer.
A funeral service was held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing with the Rev. Wayne C. Pfannkuch officiating. Burial was at the Cushing Cemetery in Cushing with military rites conducted by the American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post #225 of Holstein.  Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.
Roger Lee Dreeszen was born March 19, 1947 to Elvie and Norma (Crane) Dreeszen in Holstein. He grew up on the family farm four miles north of Cushing, becoming part of the third generation of Dreeszens at “Rolling Acres.”
Roger attended elementary school in Cushing until the 5th grade, when the family transferred to Holstein and he graduated from Holstein High School in 1965. After high school, he attended Iowa Central Community College in Webster City, where he received an Associate’s degree.
He entered the service with the U.S. Army in 1968 where he held the rank of Specialist 5th Class.  From 1968-1969, Roger served in Vietnam, near De Nang in the Central Highlands.  After being honorably discharged in 1969, he worked for the Iowa Census Bureau before returning to the Dreeszen family farm operation.
Roger was united in marriage to Mary Kennedy on March 14, 1981, and the couple was blessed with three children. The family lived at Rolling Acres, where Roger farmed for the remainder of his life.
He was a lifelong member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing, where he was baptized and confirmed. He was very much involved in his church, and he served on the Church Council for many years.  He also taught Adult Bible class, led services, and gave sermons when needed. His strong faith defined who he was as a person and he was admired for it.
In his youth, Roger was a 9-year member of the Douglas Do-ers 4-H Club. He was also an Ida County 4-H officer. He loved farming and being involved in the community. He was an active member of the Ida County Farm Bureau, where he served in several leadership positions. Roger received the Farm Bureau Distinguished Service in Agriculture Award in Ida County in 1998.
He was also very much involved with the American Legion.  He served as the Dessel-Schmidt Post #225 Commander in 2014 and received the Honorary Lifetime Member Award in 2015.
Roger served on the Ida County Veterans Affairs Board.  He was also a member of the Ida County Cattlemen and the Ida County Republicans, and he was a Douglas Township Trustee.
Roger enjoyed participating in various productions with the Holstein Community Theatre and singing in numerous Holstein Community Cantatas.
Roger enjoyed time with his family, including several summer vacations and trips to London and Brazil.  He especially adored his two grandchildren. He will be remembered for his caring, gentle nature; his witty humor; and his signature grin.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Cushing, IA; his daughter, Alison (Jeremy) Swanson of Harcourt, IA; his son, Adam (Alyssa) Dreeszen of Holstein, IA; and his grandchildren, Joley and Garrett Swanson of Harcourt, IA.
Also surviving are his siblings, Lanyce (Bryant) Mills of San Louis Obispo, CA; Randall (Paula) Dreeszen of Iowa City, IA; and Carolyn Dreeszen of Edina, MN; a brother and sister-in-law, Steve (Judy) Kennedy of Atlantic, IA; an aunt, Velma (Dreeszen) Goettsch of Holstein, IA; an uncle, Donald Crane of Denison, IA; an aunt and uncle, Barbara (Crane) and Wally Heidbrier of Duluth, MN; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of friends.
Roger was preceded in death by a son, Aaron John Dreeszen; his parents; and his parents-in-law, Kennard (Margaret) Kennedy.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family, to be used in Roger’s memory.

Pamela Handke
Pamela A. Handke, 73, of North Bend, Oregon, formerly of Anthon, Iowa, passed away peacefully April 3, 2016, at her home in North Bend.
Pamela was born July 28, 1942, in Buffalo, New York, to Paul Vincent Phillips and Ruby Lorraine (Petersen) Phillips. At the age of 4, Pamela and her parents moved to Iowa to take over the family farm.  After graduation, she attended the University of Iowa, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in speech pathology.
On Aug. 9, 1964 she and Ronald Handke were wed in Anthon, Iowa. They soon moved to Coos County, Oregon to begin their careers.
Pam started the speech program in the Coos Bay school system in 1966.  She and Ron raised their two daughters, Nicole and Jonna, in North Bend.
Pam was a very active member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, along with several book clubs and bridge clubs. She enjoyed reading, traveling, sewing, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Pamela is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ron Handke of North Bend; her daughter, Jonna Phipps and her husband Jason of Forest Grove; her grandsons, Cody and Carter; her son-in-law, Micah Thorp of Portland; her grandsons, Alexander and Sebastian Thorp; and her brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Pat Phillips of Seattle, Washington.
Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Ruby Phillips; and her daughter, Nicole Thorp.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pam’s name to the Intern program at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (1290 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, Oregon  97420) or to the American Cancer Society.

Darlene Thomsen-Mahrt

Darlene G. Thomsen-Mahrt, 93, of Lawton, passed away Friday, April 29, 2016, at Char-Mac in Lawton.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 at Rock Branch United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Rock Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville, Iowa.
Darlene was born on June 8, 1922, in Sioux City to John and Gertrude (Kistle) Barth. To that union, five children were born: Orville Barth, Marall Barth, Leta Johnson-Barth, Darlene Thomsen-Mahrt and Eugene Barth.
Darlene started school at Salix (Iowa) Community, then went on to Pierson (Iowa) Public and Anthon (Iowa) High School.
She was united to marriage to Ferd Thomsen on Aug. 19, 1941. To this union, two children were born: Fonda and Stanley Thomsen.  Darlene and Ferd farmed in Woodbury County for most of their lives.
She was a dedicated farm wife.  She attended Rock Branch Methodist Church and had held several offices. Darlene and Ferd retired and moved to Sioux City.  At that time, Darlene worked at two different nursing homes as a housekeeper.
On May 9, 1976, Ferd preceded Darlene in death.  In 1979, she married John Mahrt of Anthon.
She enjoyed family get-togethers and all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, John Mahrt; her daughter, Fonda (Bob) Sievert of Storm Lake, Iowa; her son, Stanley (Debbie) Thomsen of Le Mars, Iowa; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ferd; four siblings; and an infant son, Richard Ray.

Dorene Wonder

Dorene Wonder, 86, of Battle Creek, formerly of Galva and Danbury, Iowa, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Willow Dale Wellness Village in Battle Creek.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 at United Church of Christ in Schleswig, Iowa. Burial will be in Morgan Township Cemetery.

Jeanette Nissen
Jeanette Nissen, 76, of Pierson, entered peacefully into God’s kingdom surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Correctionville, Iowa with the Rev. Wayne Pfannkuch officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson, Iowa. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.rohdefh.com.
Jeanette Marie was born on February 19, 1940 in Turin, Iowa, the daughter of Leslie and Colista (Appel) Westcott. She was raised in Moville, Iowa and graduated from Moville High School in 1958.
On March 3, 1961, she married the love of her life, Gunther Lorenz (Lorny) Nissen at Trinity Lutheran in Sioux City, Iowa. They made their home in Pierson, Iowa and were married for 56 years. They attended Salem Lutheran Church.
Together they raised their four children: Kevin, Steven, Larry and Linda. She spent her life as a dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Jeanette enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was an amazing cook who loved hosting family gatherings at her home. She always prepared delicious meals and desserts for her children and grandchildren. Spending time with her grandchildren was one of her favorite things to do.
She enjoyed planting flowers and gardening with her husband, Lorny. They also worked together to build a beautiful garden to honor their daughter, Linda.
Jeanette also provided support of the family business by working as a bookkeeper for 45 years. She was a continual caregiver for all her family and friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire Mercy Medical Center staff for their loving care of Jeanette.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Gunther Lorenz (Lorny) Nissen of Pierson, Iowa; three sons: Kevin Nissen and his wife Linda of Tea, South Dakota; Steven Nissen and his wife Sandra of Kearney, Missouri; and Larry Nissen and his wife Maureen of Moville, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Megan and Mitchell Nissen of Tea, South Dakota; Breannah Nissen and her fiancé, Keith Ringer of Troy, Missouri; Camrin, Jillian and Zachary Nissen of Kearney, Missouri; and Jaci and Matthew Nissen of Moville, Iowa; one sister, Phyllis Sieling and her husband Bob of Palm Coast, Florida; two nieces: Pam Patton and her husband Jeff of Heber City, Utah and Deanna Sieling of Palm Coast, Florida; one sister-in-law, Beverly White and her husband Reginald of Dallas, Texas; two nephews, David and Gary White; and one niece, Melissa White of Dallas, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Colista Westcott, and her daughter, Linda Nissen.

Dale Bakke
Dale E. Bakke, 72, of Hornick, Iowa, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at the Hallmark Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
A memorial mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa with Father Jerry Feierfeil, celebrant, officiating. Military honors were provided by the United States Marine Corps. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.  Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com.
Dale Everett was born March 12, 1944 in Onawa, Iowa the son of Leonard and Esther (Swan) Bakke. He grew up near Albaton, Iowa and graduated in 1962 from Westwood High School in Sloan, Iowa.
Dale served with the United States Marines in Vietnam.
Dale and Mary “Dorie” Delores Beacom were united in marriage on August 12, 1967 at Elk Point, South Dakota. The couple made their home at Sloan, Iowa until 1975 when they moved to Hornick, Iowa.
Prior to his retirement, Dale was traveling to the east coast working as a telecommunications fiber optic technician.
Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and horses. He was an avid Hawkeyes fan. Dale loved spending time with his family, especially all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dale was a member St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa and the Hindman Steele American Legion Post #492 of Hornick, IA.
Dale’s family would like to thank everyone at the Swan House in Carroll, Iowa and the Hallmark Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa for the loving care Dale received.
Survivors include his four daughters: Sherry Beacom of Sioux City, IA; Barb (Dave) Esser of Canova, SD; Kelly Jenkins of Sioux City, IA; and Michelle Bakke of Sioux City, IA; two sons, Shawn (Michon) Bakke of Carroll, IA and Shane (Wendy) Bakke of Carroll, IA; eighteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Kay Kirkpatrick of Sloan, IA; two brothers, Wayne (MaryAnn) Bakke of Sloan, IA, and Tim (Cindy) Bakke of Sloan, IA; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Esther (Swan) Bakke; his wife, Mary “Dorie” Bakke; and one daughter, Debbie Beacom.
Per Dale’s wishes, his body was donated to the University of South Dakota for Parkinson’s research.

Judith “Judy” Welte
Judith Ann “Judy” Welte, 66, of Sioux City, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at her home after a courageous 19-year battle with cancer.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Immaculate Conception Church in Sioux City with the very Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Pallbearers included nephews Craig Schlienz, Paul, Chris, Matt and Connor Niles and Ryan Schaffer.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be left at www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Judy, the daughter of Paul and Gladys (Vondrak) Niles, was born on March 31, 1950 in Sioux City. She graduated from Bishop Heelan High School in 1968.
While living in Anthon, Iowa, she worked for the Anthon-Oto School District for 13 years and for Heritage Bank for a few years. In 1997, she began her 19-year career at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, retiring from the business office on March 20, 2016.
When her children were young, she taught religion classes, ran recreational sports programs, directed fundraisers for athletic fields and equipment, served as president of the library board, and transported numerous sports teams for MV/A-O, where she was affectionately known as “Betty.”  She was as a mother figure for many of her children’s friends.
She later served as a Hospice volunteer and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2008.
Judy was an avid fan of Notre Dame, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Morningside College football. She also had a love for animals, and she enjoyed when her “grand-puppies” came over to snuggle.
She enjoyed traveling with her family and visiting her cousins in California.  She had a special place in her heart for the ocean.
Judy’s proudest moments were when her grandchildren were born. She took great pride and joy being able to spend numerous hours with them and cherished every moment.
Survivors include her father, Paul Niles and his wife, Darlene; children Philip Welte (Jana) and their children, Jacson and Jace, and Lisa Krom (Mike) and their children, Kayla and Kelsey, all of Sioux City; Kristi Boatman (Jeremy) and their children, Sienna, Xavier, Ireland, and Zek of Lawton, Iowa; her children’s father, Skip Welte of Anthon, Iowa; siblings Nadine (Wally) Schlienz of Fort Dodge, Iowa; Gary (DeDe) Niles, Mary (Jim) Shook and Rick (Renee) Niles, all of Sioux City; Phil (Lou) Niles of Dubuque, Iowa; 14 nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law Frank Welte (Diane), and Bob Welte (Sherry), all of Danbury, Iowa; David Welte of Granger, Iowa; and six nieces and nephews.
Judy also maintained many special friendships with her extended WIT family, Paula Rice, and her birthday buddy, Diane Hupke.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys; grandparents Frank and Gertrude Vondrak and Richard and Clara Niles; a sister-in-law, Melaine Welte; and many aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers, it is Judy’s wish that new or gently-used baby clothes be donated to Birth Right and Mary’s Choice. Memorials can be directed to the family.

Rae Redding

Rae J. Redding, 69, of Moville, died Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center in Kingsley, Iowa.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville, with the Rev. Barb Spaulding officiating. Burial was in Arlington Township Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes in Moville.
Rae was born on Aug. 4, 1946, in Sioux City, the daughter of Raymond and Violet (Durgan) Rath. She married William “Bill” Redding on April 19, 1974, at Elk Point, South Dakota. They made their home in Moville. Bill died on April 15, 2011.
Rae loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with doing crafts, working in her flower gardens and watching reality TV.  She also enjoyed volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program.
Survivors include a son, Rick Rice of Sioux City; a daughter, Tami Manker of Sioux City; three granddaughters: Courtney Manker (Lawrence Taylor) of Sioux City; Brittney (Tran) Keels of Spring, Texas; and Hanna Manker (Dustin Bailey) of Moville; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Randy (Linda) Rath of Sioux City.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bill.

Dorothy Madden
Dorothy J. Madden, 94, of Le Mars, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa.  Reverend Tim Geitz from Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars officiated. Pallbearers were Steve Diekevers, Don DeBoer, David Schlotman, Lyle Diekevers, Paul Schlotman and Garry Goebel.  Burial followed in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars.  Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Josephine Husman was born December 4, 1921 on the family farm near Fedora, South Dakota, the daughter of Fred and Margaretha (Ressen) Husman.  She was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, Iowa.
She attended country school in rural South Dakota and northwest Iowa.  She attended Hinton High School through the 9th grade, when she had to work to help support the family.  She was a nanny and housekeeper, and she was later employed at Wells Blue Bunny.
She married Francis “Frank” J. Madden on March 28, 1951 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars.  Frank and Dorothy farmed near Kingsley from 1951 to 1981, before moving to Le Mars.  She helped Frank on the farm, and with the remodeling and managing of several rental properties through the years.
Dorothy was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars.  She enjoyed music, sewing, fishing, cooking, and gardening, along with her family and, most of all, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was very creative with her sewing. She created several life-size dancing dolls, with which she entertained at various nursing homes and functions in the community. Her dolls are now at the Plymouth County Museum.
In December of 2006, Dorothy became a resident of the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.  Frank passed away on February 12, 2007.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda and her husband Lyle Diekevers of Hospers and Sharleen and her husband David Schlotman of Sioux City; five grandchildren: Dawn and her husband Don DeBoer of Little Rock; Steve and his wife Esther Diekevers of Orange City; Allison Donnell of Belton, Missouri; Amanda Donnell of Alta, Iowa, and Paul Schlotman of Sioux City; and six great-grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Frank; her parents; her siblings and their spouses: Tena Husman, Henry and Hazel Husman, Fred and Helen Husman, Marian Husman, John and Claribell Husman, Julia and Louis Baack, Albert and Lucille Husman, Christina and Clarence Carstensen, and Alfred & Florence Husman.

Donald Meyer
Donald L. Meyer, 66, of Quimby, Iowa, passed away Thursday morning, April 14, 2016 at Cherokee Specialty Care.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby, Iowa. Pastor Donald J. Meyer officiated. Burial will be held at a later date in the Grandview Cemetery at Quimby, Iowa. Military rites by Lyle Barnes Post #398 of the American Legion and L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W., followed the church services.  There was a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Monday.
Don was born February 8, 1950 at Wayne, Nebraska to DeLoyd and Bernice (Echtenkamp) Meyer. He was raised in the Pender area, where he attended country schools and public schools.
After his graduation in 1968, he entered the Air Force from 1969 until 1973. He was baptized in 1950 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wakefield, Nebraska. He was confirmed in June of 1964.
Don and Linda Zimmerman were united in marriage December 10, 1983 at Washta, Iowa. The couple moved to Quimby.  Soon after moving to Quimby, Don worked for Smith Feedyards in Washta for many years.  He later worked for Denny Rupp in Quimby.  He retired in 2005 due to health issues.
Don enjoyed fishing, playing cards, spending time with family, and having long conversations with friends from the Air Force. He was a member of the Pilgrim Lutheran Church, the Town and Country Club, Lyle Barnes Post #398 of the American Legion of Quimby, and L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Linda; his mother, Bernice Meyer Hogan of Wayne, Nebraska; his children: Brad (Natalia) Meyer of Lincoln, Nebraska; Chris Meyer of Spirit Lake, Iowa; Kenley Meyer and his fiancé Liz Runge of Leeds, Iowa; and Ashley Meyer of Quimby, Iowa; four adopted daughters: McKenzie, Brittany, Karen and Kimberly Meyer, all of Quimby; two grandchildren, Brody and Natalie Meyer; two brothers and one sister: Glendon (Lorie) Meyer of Pender, Nebraska; DeLoyd (Diana) Meyer Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska; and Kathleen (Dale) Baker of Lincoln, Nebraska; a mother-in-law Rita Zimmerman of Cherokee, Iowa; a sister-in-law Sandra (Robert) Stoffregen of Lake View, Iowa; a brother-in-law Steven (Lucy) Zimmerman of Milford, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, DeLoyd Meyer.

Marcelle Franker
    Marcelle B. Franker, 93, of Anthon, Iowa passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Services will be private, and they will be under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com.

Arlene Perkins
Arlene O. Perkins, 96, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016 at the Morningside Healthcare Community of Ida Grove, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the United Methodist Church of Cushing, Iowa. The Reverend Doresa K. Collogan officiated. Committal services were held in the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing, Iowa.
The Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com.
Arlene O. (Sindt) Perkins was born on February 26, 1920, in Cushing, Iowa, to Otto and Zelma (Fritz) Sindt. Arlene grew up in the Cushing area and graduated from Cushing high school.
Arlene was united into marriage to Gaylen Perkins on September 28, 1937, in Elk Point, South Dakota. The couple made their home in Battle Creek, Iowa. They were blessed with four children: Gail “Dean”, Gwen, Robert, and Garnet.  The family moved and lived on a farm near Cushing, Iowa.
Arlene was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cushing. She also sold Avon and was a devoted mother. Arlene enjoyed being outdoors caring for her yard and garden. She liked visiting with her family, playing 500, and listening to records.
Arlene is survived by her three children: Gail Dean Perkins of Aurora, CO; Dr. Robert (Anne) Perkins of The Dalles, OR; and Garnet Perkins and husband Bill Wilmes of Loveland, CO; grandchildren Julie Steffen of Aurora, CO; Jill (Korie) Edmondson of Bennett, CO; Michelle (Mike) Porter of Ida Grove, Iowa; Janine Freed of Loveland, CO; and Johanna (Keith) Schwartz of Portland, OR; great-granddaughters Kelsie Edmondson and Dakota Porter; a brother, Verdene “Louie” Sindt of Temple, TX; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Zelma Sindt; her husband, Gaylen Perkins; a daughter, Gwen Steffen; a brother, Donald Sindt; and a sister, Audrey Sharpe.

Lois Smith
Lois W. Smith, 81, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Pastor Chad Lierman officiated. Committal services were held in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa.
The Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com
Lois Wilma (Short) Smith was born on July 9, 1934 in Anthon, Iowa, to Viola and Walter Short. She grew up and received her education in the Anthon area and graduated from Bronson High School with the class of 1952.
Lois married Raymond Carl Smith on November 6, 1952 in Anthon, Iowa. She worked various jobs in the Correctionville area, where the couple had made their home and raised their family until they moved to Ida Grove, Iowa in 1981.  Lois retired in 1987 to become a stay-at-home caregiver.
Lois enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and taking trips with her sisters. Her greatest enjoyment came from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Steven Smith of Cherokee, IA; Debra (Mickey) Reitz of Ida Grove, IA and Sandra (Leon) Venteicher of Danbury, IA; a daughter-in-law, Freda Smith of Cherokee, IA; nine grandchildren: Lexie (Walter) Raymond of Tucson, AZ; Nikki (Dustin) Gibson of College Station, TX; Megan (special friend Jody) Smith of Williston, ND; Trudy (Cory) Schuett of Holstein, IA; Terry Venteicher (special friend Sunny) of Sioux City, IA; Tami (Juston) Shever of Battle Creek, IA; Trevor Venteicher (special friend Kiali) of Battle Creek, IA; Laci Pierson (special friend Tim) of Ida Grove, IA; and Cody Reitz (special friend Maci) of Ida Grove, Iowa; great-grandchildren David, Faith and Evan Raymond; Christopher and Zachary Gibson; Tyler, Serenity and Chase Pierson; Mikayla Chase; Ethan and Addison Shever; and Hope, Jaydli, and Bentley Venteicher; and sisters Virginia (Robert) Seitzinger of Moville, IA; Alice VanLaningham of Sioux City, IA; and Delores Vest of Orange City, IA.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Raymond; a son, Kerry; a grandson, Shaun Michael Smith; sisters Phyllis Prather, Helen Washburn, Francis Short, Joyce Bolles, and Doris Rasmussen; and a brother, Donald Short.

Wanda Weber

Wanda R. Weber, 91, of Pella, formerly of Cushing, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2016 at her son’s home in Van Buren, Arkansas.
A graveside service was held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing with the Rev. Doresa K. Collogan officiating.  Burial was at the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing.  The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of the arrangements.
Wanda Ruth Weber was born December 28, 1924 in Oto, Iowa to John C. and Jennie V. (Coon) Pierce.  She graduated from Oto High School in 1943.
On May 19, 1943, she was united in marriage to Clifton W. Weber at St. John Church near Holly Springs, IA.  They were married for 65 years.
The couple farmed on the family farm in Holly Springs after Clifton returned home from the service.  In 1947, they moved to a larger farm near Salix, IA. They moved to a farm in Cushing in 1948.
They built a new home after their farmhouse burned down in 1968, doing all of the finishing work inside.  They retired from farming in 1979 but continued to live on their farm for 17 years.  In 1984, they built a new home in Cushing, doing the finishing work in this home as well.
Wanda was a member of the Cushing United Methodist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir.  She was also a member of the Cushing Auxiliary for 58 years.  She enjoyed music, playing the piano, playing cards and feeding all of the stray cats in Cushing.
In 2007, she moved with her husband to Omaha, Nebraska to be near their son.  She stayed there until October of 2012 when she moved to Pella, Iowa with their daughter.  In October 2014, they moved to Van Buren, Arkansas with their son. They lived there until her passing.
She is survived by her children, Judy (Arvin) Roose of Pella, IA and Dr. Harlan (Eva Mae) Weber of Van Buren, AR; grandchildren Terri Wildt of Des Moines, IA; Mechelle (Bob) Sparks of Ankeny, IA; Melissa Bullington of St. Joseph, MO; Cullen John (Natasha) Weber of Van Buren, AR; and Austin Weber of Van Buren, AR; great-grandchildren Chantelle, Joseph and Bethany Wildt, Eric Davenport, Alex Rosch, and Eli and Riley Weber; a brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Helen Weber of Rapid City, SD; nephews Larry Pierce of Sioux City, IA and Ken Weber of Thornton, CO; and a niece, Karen Kahre of Huron, SD.
She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and a brother Earl and his wife, Genevieve Pierce.

Carol Miller

Carol Hebeler Miller, 86, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Moville, went to be with her Lord on April 5, 2016.  Carol requested that there be no services.  She wanted to be remembered for life, not death.
Carol was born in Kingsley, Iowa on October 22, 1929.  She was an educator and artist who enjoyed oil painting and creating fabulous pieces of jewelry.
Carol graduated from Moville High School in 1947. Then she went to Wayne State Teachers College in Nebraska before receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa in 1951. She continued her education at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas
Carol taught school in Waterloo, Bronson, Lawton, Correctionville, Iowa & Reno, Nevada.  She married Rondal Lee Miller in 1963.  They were married for 53 years.
Carol was a loving mother and grandmother and a friend to many.
Carol is survived by her husband, Rondal Lee Miller of Dallas Texas; her three children: Rondal Miller, “Brigette”, Coni Mortazavi, of Lewisville, Texas and Olivia Maxwell, “Jack” of Dallas, Texas; her stepson, Mike Miller; her five grandchildren: Brandon, Matthew, Jessa, Julia, and Ryan; and her two sisters, Audrey Peterson of Noblesville, Indiana and Connie “Ken” Bartels of Sioux City, Iowa; her brother, Dewey Hebeler “Barbara” of Post Falls, Idaho; along with nieces & nephews, family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Hebeler and Amelia Hebeler, and her brother-in-law, Ward Peterson.
Carol requested that her body be donated to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  She hopes that someone like her would benefit from such studies.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Lavern “Toad” J. Bann

Lavern “Toad” J. Bann, 88, of Kingsley passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 8 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Rev. Ken Kraft officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until service time Friday at the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to www.rohdefh.com.
Lavern was born on Sept. 4, 1927, in Kingsley, the son of Robert and Nora (Logan) Bann. He grew up in Kingsley where he lived all his life. Toad worked building silos for Pages for many years. He was a dedicated worker who took great pride in his work.
Survivors include his sister, Irene Bann Willer of Jackson, Wis.; a nephew, Art Willer of Jackson; other nieces and nephews; and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and six brothers, Albert Brandon, Harry Brandon, Melvin Brandon, Arthur Brandon, Robert Bann and William Bann.

Larry Nelson
Larry K. Nelson, 72, of Quimby passed away Friday evening, April 1, 2016, surrounded by his family, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Quimby United Methodist Church in Quimby. The Rev. Barb Dinelli will officiate. Burial will be in Quimby Cemetery. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Larry was born July 11, 1943, in Cherokee, Iowa, to Albin and Eva (St. John) Nelson. He attended grade school in Meriden, Iowa. The family then moved to the Washta, Iowa, area, and he attended Washta Community Schools, graduating from Quimby High School in 1961.
He was married to Marilyn Hanson on June 28, 1964, at Quimby Methodist Church. He started working for Simonsen’s in 1963 and worked there for 45 years, retiring on March 31, 2008. He was currently working for O’Reilly’s, delivering parts around the area.
Larry was active in the Quimby community. He served as mayor and was on the city council for many years, the Quimby Fire Department for 37 years, the Cherokee Landfill Board, and the Quimby Golf Club Board. He held several offices in his church and was a youth group leader and a former Boy Scout leader.
He enjoyed golfing, working outside, making flower beds for Marilyn, and spending time with family, grandkids, great-grandkids and friends. He also enjoyed following the New York Yankees, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones, and collecting Tasmanian Devils, golf balls and coffee cups.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, and three children, Larry D. Nelson of Washta, Bradley (Dedra) Nelson of Kingsley, Iowa, and Dawn M. Nelson of Cherokee; six grandchildren, Curtis Paulson, Kris Nelson and fianceé, Elizabeth Lantz, Dakota (Sara) Nelson, Stetson Nelson, Hunter Nelson and Hope Elizabeth Crislip; great-grandchildren, Jack and Myles Nelson; brother, Dennis (Cindy) Nelson of Buckeye, Ariz.; sister, Patty Nelson of Quimby; two brothers-in-law, Michael D. (Mary Ann) Hanson of Washta, and Marty (Marcia) Hanson of Strawberry Point, Iowa; sister-in-law, Betty Hanson of Charleston, S.C.; godson, Danny Volkert and family; several generations of nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albin and Eva Nelson; in-laws, Bernice and Manfred Hanson; brother-in-law, Mervin Hanson; and a niece, Karen Askvig.

Jerri Anderson

Jerri Lynn Anderson, 59, of Sioux City, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. The Rev. Tim Paul officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Jerri was born Nov. 17, 1956, in Ida Grove, Iowa. She was the daughter of Homer and Arliss (Walters) Anderson.
Jerri grew up in Anthon, graduated from Anthon-Oto High School in 1975, and then completed a key punch course at WIT. Jerri worked for St. Vincent Hospital before her retirement due to health reasons.
Jerri had been a member of Morningside Church of Christ and was presently a member of Tri-State Christian Church in South Sioux City.
She enjoyed doing crafts, especially counted cross stitch and embroidery. She did a letter-writing and card-writing ministry that encouraged people, and she was a prayer warrior.
Survivors include her brother and sisters, Roger Anderson (Kathleen) of Colorado Springs, Colo., Cynthia Owen (Stephen) of Anthon, and Nancy Mitchell (Richard) of Sioux City. Jerri is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Jerri was preceded in death by her parents.

Margaret Gernhart
Margaret E. Gernhart, 83, from Kingsley, Iowa, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016 at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City, Iowa.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. A private family burial was held at Kingsley Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.
Margaret was born October 15, 1932 to Laurence and Clara (Manker) Baker near Correction-ville, Iowa. She was educated in country schools in that area and married Lewis (Bud) Gernhart in 1949. To that marriage, four sons were born.
They farmed around the Kingsley area until Bud retired in 2004 and they moved into town. They enjoyed being “winter Texans” for a number of years about that time and continued to keep in touch with many of those friends.
Farming and raising four sons kept her very busy, in addition to the fact she worked for a number of years at the Kingsley Veterinary Clinic and later at the Post Office.
Margaret enjoyed gardening and flowers, fishing and dancing. She was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed. Her greatest joy was spending time playing cards, especially with family.
She loved to cook and have family gatherings for holidays and birthdays. She was easily talked into a trip to the casino and always seemed to be a winner! After Bud’s death, Margaret enjoyed bingo and lunch or dinner with friends in Kingsley.
The family wishes to thank the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Sunrise Retirement Comm-unity and Hospice for their special care and concerns.
Margaret is survived by her four sons: John (Sue) Gernhart of Moville, Ron Gernhart (special friend, Dianna) of Tomah, WI, Dale (Shelia) Gernhart of Sioux City, and Gary (Sarah) Gernhart of Elk Horn, NE; six grandchildren: Brad and Scott Gernhart of Moville, Katie (Levi) Rasmussen and Steven Gernhart of Tomah, WI, and Ted and Olivia Gernhart of Elk Horn, NE; and six great-grandchildren: Delaney & Keaton Gernhart and Maddie, Annie, Levi and Charlotte Rasmussen of Tomah, WI; along with many nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Gladys Baker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis (Bud) Gernhart;  a grandson, Chad Gernhart; brothers Riefel (Ruby) Baker, Raymond (Pauline) Baker, Howard (Joy) Baker, Eugene (Darlene) Baker, and Gilbert Baker; and one sister, Joy (Lee) Mattson.

Grace Groszkrueger
Grace N. Groszkrueger, age 83, of Correctionville, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the Correction-ville Nursing and Rehab Center of Correctionville.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville.  Burial will be at a later date at the Correctionville Cemetery of Correctionville.  Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.
Grace N. Groszkrueger was born on March 14, 1933 at her parent’s farm in rural Correctionville. Grace was one of eight children born to Leslie and Lola Fitch.  She attended school in Correctionville and graduated in 1951.
Grace married Henry G. Groszkrueger on October 13, 1951 at the Methodist Church in Council Bluffs, attended by Grace’s brother, Cyril Fitch and his new bride, Geraldine.
Grace and Henry first lived in a home in Correctionville before moving to Midway on the Van Houten farm.  In 1966, they moved their family of four children to Henry’s parents’ family farm, northwest of Correctionville.
Grace raised her children and helped Henry farm.  She didn’t shy away from assisting with the farm work.  Whether it was driving grain trucks during harvest or helping sort cattle, she did whatever was needed while also providing meals and taking care of her family.
She and Henry also clerked auctions for McGuire Auction of Holstein.
Later, as her children were older, she worked outside the home. She enjoyed her time working with her friends and co-workers at Calico Corner.  Next, she learned furniture upholstery from Vera McCune and eventually opened her own shop in Correctionville. She refinished and refurbished furniture, offering mending and tailoring services, and selling antiques.
Grace was a loving mother and a talented seamstress.  She always enjoyed being busy — gardening, canning, repairing anything that was broken, baking, spending time with her sisters and grandchildren, and occasionally traveling.
Survivors include her children: Greg Groszkrueger (Sharen), Becky Bollmeyer (Gary), Tom Groszkrueger and Trudy Schaefer (Michael); her grandchildren: Shawn Groszkrueger (Jeri), Frankie Deeds (Brandon), Anna Grosz-krueger and Sami Schaefer: her great-grandchildren: Chrissa and Hunter Deeds, Mason and Morgan Groszkrueger; and her sisters, Norma Mathers and Alta Clark of Correctionville and Marie Kosko-vich of Seattle, Washington.
Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Lola Fitch; her husband, Henry Groszkrueger; a grandson, Derek Groszkrueger; and siblings Warren Fitch (Dor-othy), Stanley Fitch (Betty), Cyril Fitch (Geraldine), Jerry Fitch (Elaine).

Joan Eyer
Joan M. Eyer, 69, of Hornick, passed away Friday, April 1, 2016, at a local hospital.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Private internment will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home.
Joan was born on May 15, 1946, in Sioux City to Jay and Bernita (Harden) Sturges. She was raised in the Leeds area and graduated from Leeds High School in 1964.
She was united in marriage to Keith I. Eyer on May 2, 1964 in Luverne, Minnesota. They lived in Sioux City for a number of years before moving to rural Hornick.
She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting, traveling to Las Vegas, and reading.
Joan enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Those left to honor her memory include her children: Kathleen (Kevin) Backus, Keith Eyer Jr., Timothy Bleasdell, Mike (Angela) Eyer, all of Sioux City; Jennifer (Bryan) Paulsen of Kingsley, Iowa; Victoria Eyer of South Sioux City; Eric Eyer of Kingsley, Iowa; Tony Eyer, Elizabeth Eyer and Marc Eyer, all of Hornick, Iowa; and Bethany Eyer and Kasch Eyer, both of Sioux City; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul (Mary) of Sturges, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith; sisters Bernita Johnson and Virginia Bleasdell; and brothers Jay Arthur and Tom Sturges.
Memorials may be directed to the family in her name.

Nancy Grant
Nancy A. Grant, 68, of Le Mars, formerly of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 4 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Rev. Ken Kraft officiating. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. in Cushing Cemetery at Cushing, Iowa.
Nancy was born Feb. 17, 1948, in Kingsley, the daughter of Wyndham and Dorothy (Helkenn) Bauer. She grew up in Kingsley.  She married Karel Grant on Oct. 18, 1969, in Anthon, Iowa. Nancy and Karel later moved to Kingsley, where they raised their family.
Nancy’s greatest love was her family and adopted family. She dedicated 20 years of her life to day care and raising children. It didn’t matter if it was day or night. She would watch all children grow. Nancy was known for taking in children who needed a helping hand and became part of Nancy’s family. Once you were part of Nancy’s family, you were always a family member.
She adored her daughters, Michele and Susan (and her son-in-law Chuck) and Jill Hartley (Michael Bentz). Nancy also adored her grandbabies, Arianna and Brianna. They created a new life for her.
Nancy loved to cook big meals. She loved the fellowship of her friends and family, and she was ready to help anyone. She also worked as a bartender for many years, where she met many new friends.
Nancy was always ready to give encouragement to family or friend who needed support.  She was also willing to be very honest if the person needed some loving guidance.
Survivors include her husband, Karel Grant of Le Mars; her daughters, Susan (Chuck) Knaack of Cushing, Michele Grant of Le Mars, and Jill Hartley (Michael Bentz); two granddaughters, Arianna and Brianna; two sisters, Carol (Dennis) Caldwell of Sarasota, Florida and Betty (Walt) Rickett of Kingsley, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Wyndham and Dorothy Bauer.

Wanda R. Weber

Wanda R. Weber, 91, of Pella, Iowa, formerly of Cushing, died Friday, March 25, 2016, at her son’s home in Van Buren, Arkansas.
Arrangements are with Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Correctionville, Iowa.

Patricia Sands
Patricia Ann Sands, 77, of South Sioux City, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness, surrounded by her family.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Kelley Pedersen officiating. A luncheon followed services at the church. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon, Iowa.
Patricia was born May 28, 1938, in Smithland, Iowa, to William and Erna Green. She attended school at Climbing Hill, Iowa.
Patricia married Gerald “Jerry” Sands Sr. on March 4, 1956. They were married 56 years, until Jerry’s passing June 14, 2013.
They farmed in Bronson and Anthon, Iowa, before moving to their farm near Waterbury, Nebraska, in 1959.
In 1967 they moved to South Sioux City. For the last three years, Patricia was a resident at Regency Square in South Sioux City.  She worked at Wincharger/Zenith in Sioux City, until it closed in 1978. After Zenith, she worked at Iowa Pork in Sioux City.  Patricia and Jerry joined First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City in 1967.
Patricia was a loving mother. She enjoyed farming, spending time with her family, and socializing. Her family and friends will remember Patricia as a hardworking, organized person who loved farming.  She liked to organize the Local 222 Union retiree meetings and family reunions.
The family thanks everyone for thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
Survivors include her children: Gerald (Barb) Sands Jr. of Martinsburg, Nebraska; Thomas (Vickie) Sands of Allen, Nebraska; and Debbie (Sands) (David) Burrack from Macungie, Pennsylvania; grandchildren Jim (Kristine) Maxey, Kimberly (Ed) Moore, Ann (Curt) Hofman, Jason (Tori) Sands, Misty (Mark) Isom, Ashley Sands (fiancé Mike Meyers), Brandon (Keri) Sands, Donovan (Shelly) Burrack, and Dustin Burrack; 15 great-grandchildren: Laura Maxey, Morgan Maxey, Cheyenne Maxey, Darrell Maxey, Skylar Maxey, Amber Benstead, Breanne Benstead, Steven Cooks, Abigail Moore, Zachary Moore, Kristen Sands, Madison Sands, Jayden Sands, Erna Marie and Dominik Burrack; a great-great-grandchild, Scarlett Maxey; two brothers, Roger (Sherrie) Green of Spencer, Iowa, and Allen (Randi) Green of Hutchinson, Kansas; and a sister, Janet (Willie) Meyers of Novato, California.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gerald Sands Sr.; her parents; her parents-in-law, Rudy and Maxine Sands; a nephew, Jimmy Mitchel; and numerous aunts and uncles.

William “Billy” Trout
William “Billy” Scott Trout from Biloxi, Mississippi, a Kingsley native, suffered a massive heart attack and passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Merit Health Hospital. He was 52 years young.
A celebration of life service has been organized under the direction of Rohde Funeral Home. It will be held at the Rohde Funeral Home, Kingsley, Iowa on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.  Visitation will start at 6 p.m., with the family present. Military rites will be conducted American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley, Iowa.
On February 19, Billy celebrated 19 years with his LTR partner, William Wilson, and their pets, (5 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 cockatiel).
Billy was born on April 25, 1963 to Donnie and Mary Trout, while vacationing in Aurora, IL. He attended St. Michael’s Catholic School in Kingsley, Iowa until 3rd grade, when it closed. He then attended Kingsley-Pierson and graduated with the Class of 1981. In high school, Billy loved band, music, theatre, and speech.
In 1981 he joined the military (Army) and proudly served his country. In the Army, he received recognition as a Rifle Marksman. His specialty training was Pro-grammer/Analyst.
Billy studied Business Adm-inistration and Business Manage-ment at American InterContinental University in Illinois. He lived in several southern states before settling in Indiana-polis, IN, where he worked for Healthcare Claims Management as a Data Entry/IT Specialist.
In 1998, Billy returned to his roots in Kingsley-Pierson. He loved living on the farm, his flower gardens, and his pets. He spent as much time as possible with his niece, nephews, sisters, and mother. He found great joy in programming computers for his family and tending to his flowers.
His favorite holiday was Christ-mas. Never did a holiday pass without Bill bringing extra guests to celebrate with the family.
Beyond friends and family, Bill’s passion was raising awareness (acceptance) for the S.L.A.A.P. Community. He wrote and published many articles, receiving a Governor’s Award.
In 2007, his health deteriorated and he could not withstand the Iowa winters. In the spring of 2008, he moved to the Gulf of Mississippi, surviving Hurricanes Fay (2008), Ida (2009), Bonnie & Five (2010) and Lee (2011).  He stayed and spent his last years there, enjoying the beautiful weather, the sound of gushing waves, and his beloved pets.
A unique soul, Billy was very funny, fun loving, extremely generous, and most caring. He lived his life to serve, protect, and help those in need. He will be greatly missed.
Billy is survived by his LTR partner William Wilson of Biloxi, MS; his mother, Mary Trout of Dakota Dunes, SD; his sisters, Theresa Trout of Dakota Dunes, SD, and Tamie (husband Scott) Pratt of Remsen, Iowa; five nephews and one niece: Tim Trout, Donnie (fiancè Justice)-Shynnah and Akhelious Farley, Brittini Farley (boyfriend Aric), Justin (wife Savannah)-Aiden and Draven Pratt, Cody (Wife Bethani)-Rayne Pratt, and Austin Pratt.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald “Donnie” Trout; an infant brother, Jeffrey Donald Trout; his maternal grandparents, Harry and Helen Plendl; and his paternal grandparents, Reginald “Bill” and Mary Trout.

Catherine “Kay” Chapman

C. Catherine “Kay” Chapman, 92, of Moville, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at her home.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 21 at Moville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ed Frank officiating. Burial was in Arlington Township Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Catherine (“Kay”) was born on April 1, 1923 (Easter Sunday) in Kennebec, Iowa, the daughter of Lester and Clara (Waples) Carroll.
She attended schools in Castana and Turin, Iowa, graduating from Onawa High School. Kay continued her education by attending Normal School in Onawa to become a school teacher.
She married Howard “Bud” Chapman in 1941. To this union five children were born: Dennis, Gary, Jeannie, Buddie Ann and Kelly.
Over the years, Kay worked as a school teacher, at the battery plant during World War II, as a cattle rancher, a clerk at the sale barn, and as a dance instructor for over 20 years. She owned the Gem Theater in Moville.  She was also a clerk at the Moville Pharmacy and a secretary at the Woodbury County Fair.
She had been working at the Woodbury County Library in Moville for almost 20 years. When she hit 90 years of age, she resigned and awaited the next opportunity.
Kay was a member of Moville United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Eastern Star.  She was also one of the founding members of the Meadows Golf Club. She volunteered at the Woodbury Central Elementary School,  Goodwill, and the Senior Center. Kay had also instructed the Berry Patch Dancers.
Kay loved her family. She made each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren feel like they were her favorite one.
Kay is survived by her children: Gary (Susan) Chapman, Jeannie (Jeff) Crick, Buddie Ann (Russell) Spotts and Kelly (Donna) Chapman, all of Moville; 12 grandchildren: Christopher Chapman, Sara (Jason) Klingensmith, John (Kelly Anne) Lanham, Jesse Lanham, Jodi (Bret) Peterson, Justin (Amy) Crick, Alison (Sam) Probasco, Suzann Chapman, Rebecca (Jeff) Schultzen, Shawna (Tom) Dennison, Janna (Scott) Hiemstra and Levi (Diana) Chapman; 23 great-grandchildren: Ethan, Carter and Kyan Schultzen; Emma, Jack and Avery Lanham; William Engels; Jordan Lanham; Colby and Cade Klingensmith; Jacob, Ty and Halle Dennison; Jolee Sprinkle; Haley and Hudson Hiemstra; Leah and John Crick IV; Peyton Probasco; Lacy and Dakota Peterson; and Dezarae and Savanna Gutierrez; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Kay is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Dennis Chapman; her husband, Bud Chapman; six brothers; and three sisters.

Verle Law
Verle T. Law, 82, of Correctionville, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his residence in Correctionville.
A graveside service was held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Correctionville Cemetery in Correctionville.
The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com
Verle Thomas Law was born July 8, 1933 in Correctionville, Iowa, to Clifford and Maymee (Wright) Law.  He attended grand school in Correctionville until third grade, and then attended Douglas Center Country School.  In 1951, Verle graduated from Cushing High School. He was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Cushing, where he was baptized and confirmed.
On April 26, 1953 he married Betty Lou Amick in Spencer at the Grace United Methodist Church.  They farmed with his parents in rural Cushing for two years, until they moved into Cushing in 1955 to run the telephone office.  Later, Verle drove truck for Pat McGuire and then worked for Brower Asphalt Company.
The couple moved to Sioux City in 1958 where he worked for Irving Jensen Construction until 1960, when he worked as an engineer at Metz Bakery.  He and Betty moved to the farm in 1965.  He farmed there until driving truck and working for various earth moving companies in 1985.
He won the Ida County Soil Conservation Award in 1971.  Even in his later years, he still took care of the land.  He bought an excavator to keep his farm in top-notch shape.  He loved to “play in the dirt” on the farm.
Tom and Betty loved to dance to country music.  They also loved to travel — visiting 45 states as well as China, Mexico and Canada.  They also took seven cruises & visited seven Presidential Libraries.
He was fond of his cats and his farm dogs were constant companions outside.  In the evening, he and Betty played games and played cards.  Anyone who visited was more than welcome to join in.  He also loved having the grandchildren and great-grandchildren come over to play.
Verle is survived by his wife, Betty of 62 years; children Roxann (Charles) Baker of Primghar, IA; Rickie (Michelle) Law of Hartley, IA; Robin (Ray) Corzilius of Cherokee, IA; and Renee (Bruce) Lundt of Correctionville, IA; 14 grandchildren: James Baker of Ponca, NE; Elizabeth Baker and Andrew Baker, both of Primghar, IA; Catherine Baker (fiancé Braxton Myers) of Dike, IA; Tina (Ben) Fox of Overland Park, KS; Josh (Jessica) Law of Fairhope, AL; Kristin (Shannon) Brown of Moville, IA; Rachel (Chris) Ruskamp and Ronda (Joel) Carver, all of Marcus, IA; Rose (Bob) McGuire of Colman, SD; Graham (Danae) Lundt of Gilbert, IA; Matthew (special friend Lauren) Lundt of Curtis, NE; Emily (Zach) McKeever of Rochester, MN; and Samuel Lundt of Iowa City, IA; great-grandchildren Collin Law of Panora, IA; Sylvia Brown and Sienna Brown of Cleghorn, IA; Bailey Jo Fox of Overland Park, KS; Avery Law and Tristan Law of Fairhope, AL; Adelynn  Ruskamp and Zane Ruskamp of Marcus, IA; Mason, Nolan and Tyson Carver, all of Marcus, IA; Aneesa, Ramsey and Alianna McGuire of Colman, SD; and Mason Lundt of Gilbert, IA.
Other survivors include step-grandchildren Karrie (Mike) Marlow of Omaha, NE; Kim (Matt) Niemeyer of Sioux City, IA; Justin (special friend Shelly) Reichert of Gresham, NE; Chris (Katie) Reichert of Sioux Falls, SD; and Todd Brown of Cleghorn, IA; step-great-grandchildren Liberty and Kinsley Marlow of Omaha, NE; Tayler and Caleb Niemeyer of Sioux City, IA; Justus and Pheonix Reichert of Aurelia, IA; Kristen Reese of Gresham, NE; Emily Reichert of Sioux Falls, SD; and Gabby and Avery Brown of Moville, IA; brothers William (Dorothy) Law and Junior Law; sisters-in-law Shirley Fulton of Ohio and Joann Queen of California; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Verle was preceded in death by his infant son, Ramsey; his parents, Clifford (Maymee) Law; sisters Maxine Law and Donna (Paul) Sloan; nephew, Dennis Law; a niece, Susan Cody, parents-in-law Harold (Marie) Amick; his step-mother-in-law, Lois Amick; brothers and sisters-in-law Robert (Linda) Amick, Bonnie Law, Rex Fulton, and Robert Queen; and a daughter-in-law, Judy Law.

Donald “Don” Kennedy
Donald Edward (Don) Kennedy of Katy, Texas passed away March 8, 2016.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Katy, Texas.
Don was born July 15, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa to Harold and Ann Kennedy.
He grew up and attended school in Correctionville, Iowa and later graduated from the University of Wyoming with a BS Degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He married the love of his life, Dorothy (Plendl) Kennedy on September 17, 1959 in Sioux City, Iowa.
Throughout his life, his career gave him and his family the opportunity to live and travel to many places — both throughout the United States and  also as far away as Libya, North Africa and Karachi, Pakistan.
While his career took him to many destinations, his heart was always at home with his family. Don always had a joke or a story to tell. He could always make you smile or lighten your load.
Don is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy; his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Kim Kennedy of Midland, Texas; his daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Ricky Aichlmayr of Katy, Texas; three grandsons: Eric Gonzalez and Zach Gonzalez of Katy, Texas, and Alex Kennedy and his wife Julianna Kennedy of Midland, Texas.
He is also survived by his brothers, John Kennedy and Marge Holt of Humble, Texas, and Jim and Fran Kennedy of Dubuque, Iowa; a sister, Maureen and Don Davis of Efland, North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Eilene and Bud Foster of Moville, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Bill and Michelle Plendl of Le Mars, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Connie Robeson of Sioux City, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Ed and Secret Plendl; his sister-in-law, Donna Swift; and his brother-in-law, Denny Robeson.
If desired, in lieu of usual remembrances, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association (2400 Augusta Suite #175, Houston, Texas 77057), or to The National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas (Division: NKF Serving Texas – 4801 Woodway Drive, Suite 115 East, Houston, Texas 77056-1884).

Donald “Don” Flynn
As a true Irishman, Dr. Donald J. Flynn, PhD, passed away on St. Patrick’s Day — March 17, 2016.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday March, 24, 2016 at St. Malachy’s Catholic Church in Madrid, Iowa.  Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Cemetery in Anthon, Iowa.
He was born at home Jan. 21, 1932, to Edwin and Marguerite (Fitzpatrick) Flynn in Anthon, Iowa weighing only three pounds.
After graduating from Anthon High School in 1950, he entered the U.S.  Marine Corps and attained the rank of sergeant within two years.  Upon his honorable discharge, he attended Wayne State Teachers College where he was a track athlete/scholar graduating in 1956 with a Bachelor’s degree in business.
Don later received an MS in Educational Administration from the University of Colorado at Greeley, and a PhD in Educational Administration from Iowa State University.
Don was united in marriage to Merlene Gertrude Jackson (Oto) on June 20, 1953 in Oto, Iowa. They were blessed with four children.
He was a lifetime educator, spending many years as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent. His career began in Villisca and Ida Grove as a business teacher.
Don then became Madrid’s youngest superintendent by the age of 30. While at Madrid, he spearheaded the design and construction of a new elementary and high school.  He greatly enjoyed his years coaching girls’ basketball and softball.
Following a short stay at ISU as an Associate Professor – Director of Career Education, Don spent the next 15 years as the principal of Perry Middle School.  Retiring in 1990, he continued part-time work as the interim superintendent at Van Meter and a supervisor of student teachers for Upper Iowa University.
Don enjoyed golf, reading, snow skiing and attending football games at Iowa. He taught many youth to water ski and build ski pyramids.
He and Merlene enjoyed summers together at their Missouri home at the Lake of the Ozarks.  And as “Papa,” he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Don was a member of the Madrid Lions Club, the Perry Rotary Club, Phi Delta Kappa, the National Education Association, the Administrators Association, the Iowa State Education Association, St. Malachy Church in Madrid, and the Knights of Columbus.
Those left to honor his memory include his children and their spouses; Jennifer (Johns) Flynn, Jeanne (Chris) Holmes, Paul (Erin) Flynn, and Julia (Kirk) Sheehy;  grandchildren Sean (Ally) Flynn, Sarah Flynn (Micah) Knutzen, Katie Holmes (Wryan) Bailey, Kelsey Holmes (Tom Krambeer), Megan Flynn (Justin) Welsh, Andrew Flynn, Ryan Flynn, Stephanie Sheehy, Kimberly Sheehy and great granddaughter Avery Flynn Welsh.
Don was preceded in death by his wife, Merlene; son, Mark; his parents and brother, Kenneth.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Madrid Action Committee or St. Malachy Church.

Delores Collins

Delores C. Collins, 78, of Kingsley, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Brad Petzel officiating. Online expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family at www.rohdefh.com.
Delores Cecilia Heath, the daughter of the late Ralph and Bessie (Ping) Heath, was born on March 5, 1938, in Sioux City. Delores attended school in Oto, Iowa.
Delores was united in marriage to Bill Collins on Aug. 18, 1956, in Santa Anna, California. Delores and Bill started their life together in California and moved to several locations before settling in the Pierson area in the early 1970s.  Then they moved to Kingsley, where they had lived since 1978.
Delores and Bill traveled south for many years and made great friends. Delores loved a good card game with family and friends. She enjoyed putting puzzles together and spending time with family and friends.
Together, Delores and Bill had six children: Frank (Kathy) Collins, Gene (Ami) Collins, Jeff (Sheryl) Collins, Denise (Tim) White, Shelly (Dave) Krieg, all of Kingsley, and DeAnna (Boone) DeWall of Spirit Lake, Iowa. Delores and Bill have 18 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Surviving are her husband, Bill; and her siblings: Richard Heath of Anthon, Iowa; Ron and Dennis Heath of California; and Darlene Coulas of Canada.

Ruth Jensen
Ruth LaVaughn Jensen, 89, of Vermillion, SD, formerly of Bronson, died Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Sanford Vermillion Hospital in Vermillion, surrounded by her loving family.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, Iowa. Burial will be in Banner Township Cemetery near Lawton. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.
Ruth was born on Feb. 13, 1927, in Lead, South Dakota, the daughter of Vaughn and Leah (White) Greek. Ruth graduated from St. Charles High School in St. Charles, South Dakota in 1945.
On April 3, 1948, Ruth was united in marriage to Robert E. Jensen in South Sioux City. They worked at Cudahy’s Packing Plant until March of 1950, when they moved to their farm near Bronson.
She and Robert farmed until their retirement. She lived in Bronson until 2013, when she moved to Vermillion. For the past year, she was blessed with having her sister-in-law, Hazel, come live with her.
Ruth was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Ruth will be remembered for rocking her grandchildren, for teaching them how to play cards, and for her famous apple pies.
Her life centered around her family, and she made each and every one of them feel loved and special. She was always there for anyone in need, and she made them feel like they were also a part of her family.
Ruth is survived by one son, Pete Jensen and his wife, Jann of Burbank, South Dakota; five daughters: Barbara and her husband, Larry Hinrichs, of Lawton; Joyce and her husband, John Evenson, of McCook Lake, South Dakota; Julie and her husband, Dan Jay, of Moulton, Iowa; Cathy Ries of Salem, South Dakota, and Carol and her husband, Ron Finnegan of Newcastle, Nebraska; a sister-in law, Hazel Ritter of Vermillion, S.D.; 24 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert in 2011; her son-in law, Rich Ries; and a granddaughter, Lara Hinrichs.

Tysyn McKinley-Rasmusse
Tysyn Kenneth McKinley-Rasmussen, the two-month-old son of Cody Rasmussen and Krystina McKinley of Kingsley, passed away Monday, March 7, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at noon on Saturday, March 12 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. A luncheon followed the service at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville, Iowa. Online condolences may be given at www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Tysyn was born on Dec. 27, 2015, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City. He was a very lovable baby boy who enjoyed bath time and splashing in the water. He was always very happy and a very good, content, baby boy.
Tysyn will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his mother, Krystina McKinley of Kingsley; father, Cody Rasmussen of Kingsley; a brother, Darius Rasmussen of Sioux City; grandparents, Davina (Billy) McKinley, Charlee Broker (Tim Burke), and Terry Broker; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandpas, Kenneth Lewis and Kenneth Sterling; and his great-grandma, Jaclyn Lindgren.

Edward Eugene “Gene” Neven
Edward Eugene “Gene” Neven, 84, of Marshalltown,  IA, formerly of Sioux City, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015, surrounded by his family at Seasons Hospice Home in Rochester, Minnesota, following complications of heart surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Friday, September 11, 2015 at Hope United Methodist Church in Marshalltown.
Gene Neven was an assistant Extension Director for Woodbury County in the 1960s.  He was a leader of the 4-H programs in Woodbury County during that time.
He worked closely with thousands of 4-H members during that period and was influential with many young people who were involved with 4-H and other extension programs in Woodbury County.
Gene was born on August 30, 1931, in Des Moines, IA, to John Edward and Mary Murrow Neven. He grew up on a farm in Camp Township, in Polk County, getting his early education at Camp #2, a one-room country school.
He was a member of the 4-H Club in his youth. He graduated from Runnells High School (which is now the Southeast Polk School System) in 1950.
He attended and graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Agronomy and Journalism. In the summer of 1954, Gene was the 4-H and youth leader in VanBuren County before entering the Air Force in San Angelo, Texas.
Following his service, he was employed as 4-H and youth leader in Jones County, Iowa, from 1957-1960 and as Extension Assistant Director in Woodbury County 1961-1967.
He became Marshall County Extension Director, beginning in April of 1967 until his retirement in April of 1992.
His interests in horticulture were shared in and out of the office, along with the “Down to Earth” column in the Marshalltown Times-Republican newspaper for 25 years.
He was involved with many civic organizations in Marshalltown.  His agricultural educational efforts were recognized with the Distinguished Service Award by the National County Agents in 1976, the PRIDE Award from the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce, and the Horticulture Award from the Iowa Arboretum.
Vegetable and flower gardening, woodworking and volunteering were passions of his.
His marriage to Joann McBride Neven took place on November 13, 1965, at the First United Methodist Church in Le Mars, Iowa, during their years in Woodbury County.
Two children were born to the couple: Adele Kay and Darin Eugene Neven.
Joann McBride Neven was the assistant extension home economist during those years.  She was responsible for the girls’ 4-H program in Woodbury County.
Gene is survived by his wife, Joann; a daughter, Adele (Richard Michael) Pattinson; a granddaughter- Ella Joann Pattinson of Rochester, Minnesota; and a son, Dr. Darin (Stacee Anderson) Neven, MD, of Spokane, Washington.
Also surviving him are his sister Laura Mae Neven Perrett of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, along with in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins, and his beloved Schnauzer, Brandy.
Predeceasing him were his parents and Joann’s parents, Joseph W. and Agnes McBride of Oelwein, Iowa.

Thomas “Tom” Samuelson

Thomas V. “Tom” Samuelson, 69, of Quimby, formerly of Washta,  died Wednesday afternoon, March 2, 2016 surrounded by his family at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 7 at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. Barb Dinelli officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. There was a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Tom was born on Dec. 30, 1946, in Cherokee, to Virgil and Lucille (Simmons) Samuelson. He graduated from Willow High School in 1965. He then attended the University of Iowa and Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa.
Tom was married to Bonnie Akkerman on Sept. 16, 1972 in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He farmed for several years. He also worked at Brown Auto Supply, Vern Anderson Implement, the YES Center, and C.C.U.S.O., retiring in July 2013.  He was a member of Quimby United Methodist Church.
Tom belonged to the Quimby Golf Club, where he loved to golf.  He was also a volunteer greenskeeper. He helped with the mowing and anything else that needed to be done.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of Quimby; a daughter, Wendy Samuelson of Des Moines; two brothers, Douglas Samuelson of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Mike (Deb) Samuelson of Cleghorn, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Carol (Vince) Luitjens of George, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Harold (Ruby) Janssen of Sibley, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jeannine Janssen; a sister-in-law, Connie Samuelson; a nephew, Robert Samuelson; a brother-in-law, Glen Blum; and a niece, Michelle Blum.

Randall “Randy” Bruning
Randall L. “Randy” Bruning, 60, of Quimby, Iowa, passed away Sunday evening, February 28, 2016 at his son’s residence in Holstein, Iowa.
Memorial services were held on Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby Community Center. Randy’s remains were cremated, and there will be no visitation. Burial of the cremains will take palce in the Quimby Cemetery at a later date. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Randy was born on December 16, 1955 at Cherokee, Iowa to Freeman and Frances (Kastengren) Bruning. He attended Willow Community School.
He was married to Diana Hunziker on July 30, 1979 at Sac City, Iowa. He had worked at the Dry Ice Plant in Galva, Iowa and at Tyson Foods in Cherokee, retiring in 2012.
He was affiliated with the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby, Iowa. He enjoyed drawing (doodling) and cruising around the county.
He is survived by his son, Jeremy Bruning and fiancé Jenny Brockman of Holstein, Iowa; two grandchildren, Jacob & Ethan Bruning; three step-grandchildren: Andrew, Mabel & Ethan Brockman; a brother and sister, Steve Bruning of Ida Grove, Iowa; and Linda (Steve) Sones of Quimby, Iowa; and two nieces and a nephew: Jennifer (Michael) Beazley, Becky Bruning, and Chris Bruning.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two step-brothers, Larry and Dennis Vesgaard, and an uncle, Garland Bruning.

John “Jack” Simonsen
John R. “Jack” Simonsen, 71, of Quimby, passed away Monday morning, February 29, 2016, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa, surrounded by his family.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Jack’s remains were cremated. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Cards and memorials can be sent to Helen Simonsen, P.O. Box 66, Quimby, IA 51049. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Jack was born on Nov. 15, 1944, in Cherokee, to Doyle and Margaret (Rasmussen) Simonsen. He attended Willow Community School, graduating in 1962. He then attended the University of Colorado, later transferring to Morningside College in Sioux City, where he graduated with a business degree in accounting.
Jack was married to Helen F. Pendleton on Aug. 22, 1965, at Quimby United Methodist Church. He was a lifelong resident of Quimby and a member of the Quimby United Methodist Church.  Jack worked for Simonsen Industries for more than 50 years. He filled the role of president for more than 30 years.
Jack also filled a variety of different leadership roles within the propane industry. He was a member of the Iowa Propane Association for 42 years. He was an officer most of those years. Jack was also a member of the National Propane Gas Association Technology, Standards and Safety Committee for 28 years.
Besides Jack’s leadership roles within the propane industry, he also served in a variety of other roles with different organizations.
He served on the Western Iowa Tech Advisory Board. He was also on the Blue Cross/Blue Shield executive committee and board of directors. Jack also served as treasurer for Capstone Insurance Company for nine years.
Jack continued his service and leadership roles in his personal interests and hobbies. Through the years, he was a Boy Scout representative and a Willow Township trustee. He served on the Cherokee County Jury Commission. He was on the Election Board. He was also on the Willow Community School Board for 8 years, and was a volunteer fireman for 10 years.
Jack continued his service to the community by filling the role of a paramedic for 12 years. He also was a computer instructor at Western Iowa Tech Community College for two years.
Along with Jack’s tireless service to the community through both his professional and personal interests, he was also a committed loving spouse, father, and grandfather.
Jack always had many pearls of wisdom to share to help guide friends and family through the challenges of life. These pearls of wisdom were usually mixed in with some hilarious dry humor. His last words of wisdom to his daughter Jeri were, “Don’t do dumb things after I’m gone, and make sure no one else is dumb, either.”
He was very much loved by his family and, he will be so greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Helen: three children: Jeri (Mike) Johnson of Kiel, Wisconsin; Jon (Marla) Simonsen of Quimby, and Jay (Becky) Simonsen of Start, Louisiana; eight grandchildren: Kelsey, Kasey, Karley, Derek, Jacob, Skyler, Noah, and Annabelle; his siblings: Ann (Ray) Drefke of Marcus, Iowa; Mark (Kathy) Simonsen of Cherokee; Karen (Mike) McMahon of Libertyville, Illinois; Kristie (Rich) Brown of Sioux City; and Kira (Alan) Freilich of Moorhead, Iowa; three brothers-in-law: Larry (Joyce) Pendleton of Olathe, Kansas; John (Bau) Green of Raeford, NC; and Ron (Cathy) Green of Simpsonville, SC; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Melvin and Margaret Green; a brother-in-law, Sam Pendleton; and a nephew, Phillip Green.

Barbara Dodge Bennett

Barbara Dodge Bennett, 87, of Denver, Colorado, passed away peacefully in her Denver home on February 13, 2016.
There will be a cremation with burial at Spirit Lake, Iowa.  Barbara’s ashes will be buried in the Leslie Francis family plot in Lakeview Cemetery in Spirit Lake
Barbara was born March 30, 1928 in Des Moines, Iowa.  She was a homemaker.
On June 1, 1957, she married Robert Wallace Bennett at her home in Des Moines, Iowa.  Robert passed away in 1994.
Mrs. Bennett was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Des Moines and the University of Iowa.  She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the Junior League of Denver.
She is survived by her son Thomas and her granddaughter Tabatha, both of Denver and Aspen, Colorado.
Contributions may be made to the Denver Dumb Friends League (2080 S. Quebec St., Denver, Colorado 80231), or any animal shelter of your choice.

Scott Gruis
Scott Wayne Gruis, 56, of Smithville, Missouri, formerly of Moville, died Monday, February 15, 2016, in a traffic accident outside of Des Moines, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 20 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville.  A prayer service and visitation with family took place after services at the church.
Abiding by his wishes, cremation has taken place.

Clair Clausen
Clair Eugene Clausen, 82, of Apache Junction, Arizona, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016 at the VA hospital in Phoenix.
Funeral services were held at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Clair was born September 6, 1933, in Sioux City, Iowa to William and Marcella (Herbold) Clausen. He grew up in Kingsley and attended Kingsley Community School.
Clair enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1951 and served 6 years 3 months and 29 days. He served in the Korean War and received the Good Conduct Award, Navy Occupation Ribbon and National Defense Medal. He was discharged in 1958 with the rank of corporal.
Clair married Darnell Groth on December 13, 1958 in Kingsley, Iowa.  They were happily married for 57 years.
They were blessed with two children (Shelia Ayers of Adair, IA and Randy Clausen of Cherokee, IA), five grandchildren (Adam and Austin Ayers Kate “Alex” Kading and Hannah and Mariah Clausen) and three great-grandsons (Harper, Cameron and Grant).
Clair was involved in farming and livestock for Doxtad’s in Galva, Iowa and later Morrison’s Brothers in Arizona, retiring in 2003.
Clair loved and enjoyed his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandsons, and other family members more than anything.
After retirement, he spent his days playing cards (particularly cribbage), watching WWF wrestling, and activities in the park, where they resided in Apache Junction. He kept connected with family and friends on Facebook.
Clair loved to play jokes and tease. Most of his family members got a peanut butter sandwich shoved in our face by him as a prank, leaving peanut butter all over their face and up their nose!
He always had a smile on his face, and he always had some BS to tell! He was a tough Marine and a hard worker, with a passion and a love for family.

Carol Lou Depew
Carol Lou Depew, 94, of Lawton, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at a care facility in Sioux City.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24 at the Lawton Community Presbyterian Church in Lawton. The Rev. Cindy Ripperger and Chaplain Jonathon Moravec officiated.  Pallbearers were Kelly Davies, Payton Poppen, Stan Griffith, Scott Watts, Brian McNaughton and Ron Herbold. Burial was in Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City.
Carol Lou was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Sioux City. She was the daughter of Herbert and Millie (Joseph) Marquart. Carol Lou grew up in rural Lawton and attended school in Lawton. She graduated from Lawton High School in 1939.
She then attended Wayne State College for two years and received her elementary school teaching certificate. In 1965, Carol Lou received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College.
Carol Lou taught elementary school in Everly, Iowa and Lawton, Iowa, and at Whittier School in Sioux City.
On June 3, 1943, Carol Lou married Richard A. Davies. They farmed and lived on the “Clark Ranch” north of Lawton, where they raised livestock and traded horses, including matched palomino parade horses. Dick passed away in 1952.
She married Glen Rustin in 1954, and they lived in Lawton until building a new home in rural Lawton. Glen and Carol Lou loved to winter in Texas until he died on March 21, 1981.
Carol Lou continued to winter in Texas, where she met Chauncey Depew. They were married July 11, 1984. Chauncey and Carol Lou made their summer home in Hoyt Lake, Minnesota, and they started to winter in Mesa, Arizona.
Warmer weather found them RVing in all 50 states, except Delaware. Chauncey passed away on December 13, 2003.
Carol Lou enjoyed card playing, reading, walking, swimming, oil painting and knitting. She passed her driving test for her license at the age of 92.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sunrise Health Center and Hospice of Siouxland for their wonderful care and kindness toward Carol Lou and her family.
Survivors include her son, Mark Davies (Kathy) of Lawton; a daughter-in-law, Julie Davies-Roost of Sioux City; six grandchildren: Kerri Davies-Poppen of Glendale, Ari-zona; Kelly Davies (Monica) of Chanhassen, Minnesota; Mike Dav-ies of Sioux City; Jeri Schultz (Clifford) of Sioux City; Marrisa Davies (Brook) of Sioux City; and Merridith Davies-Vogt (Ron) of Sioux City; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Carol Lou was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ed Davies; sisters Lois Thomasand Elaine Vincent Remmem; and her husbands, Dick Davies, Glen Rustin and Chauncey Depew.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society in her name.

Ruth “Suzy” Pratt
Ruth A. “Suzy” Pratt, 92, of Kings-ley, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Kings-ley Specialty Care.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 29, 2016 at the New Life Baptist Church in Kingsley. Pastor Ken Kraft will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.  The family present from 5-7 p.m., with a prayer service scheduled at 7 p.m.  There will be an hour visitation prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh,com
Ruth Allene “Suzy” Pratt was born on September 24, 1923, on a farm near Preston, Nebraska, to Frank Ellison and Lucy Jeanette (Snyder) Pratt.
She spent her elementary years at Preston Community School until the eighth grade and later graduated from Hiawatha High School in Kansas in 1940.
Ruth went on to attend Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa and earned a secretarial degree.   It was there that she met a young woman in her English class with the same last name — Grace Pratt.  Grace and Ruth became roommates and Grace eventually introduced Ruth to her brother, Ben.
Ruth and Ben were married November 27, 1942, in Hiawatha, Kansas. They returned to the Pratt family farm near Kingsley, Iowa to live and work together.  Suzy was involved in all aspects of farming.
In January of 2014, she entered Kingsley Specialty Care facility, where she received loving care until God called her home.
Suzy was well known for her beautiful singing voice. Around age 12, she sang her first solo “The Old Rugged Cross” in her church in Preston, Nebraska.
Later in life, she sang at numerous occasions, including weddings, funerals, church and community events. She enjoyed being a part of the Le Mars Sweet Adelines, and she sang the lead in a quartet group called “Siouxland Sals.”
Ruth was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Moville, where she sang, played the piano and organ, directed the choir, taught Sunday School and served as a youth leader.
During their retirement years, winters were spent in Apache Junction, Arizona.  She led Bible studies at their park in Arizona. They worked together, with Suzy singing and Ben running the sound system.
For 13 years at their home, during August, they hosted the “Gospel Sing on the Farm.”  They also entertained at gospel concerts throughout the Midwest.
She is survived by her loving husband of 73 years, Ben of rural Kingsley, IA; a son, Lowell Pratt and his wife, Mary of Mesa, AZ; a daughter, Deanna Pratt of Kingsley, IA; grandchildren Tony Pratt and Misti Visser and her children: Tyler, Corbin, Kennedi and Eli of Mesa, AZ; and one sister in-law, Barbara Pratt of Hiawatha, KS; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their children.
Suzy is preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, Robert Ellison; an infant sister, Eva Lucille; and a brother, Alvin Lynds Pratt.

Jerry Worrell
Jerry A. Worrell, 64, of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016, while working in Garden City, Kansas.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24 at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. Karen Handke officiating. Burial was in Smithland Cemetery.
Jerry was born August 25, 1951, in Smithland, to Arthur and Mollie (Day) Worrell. Jerry graduated from Mapleton High School in Iowa.
He married Elizabeth Henry on December 4, 1982, in Holly Springs, Iowa.  He was working for Global Engineering at the time of his passing.
He enjoyed fishing and boating, bluegrass music, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Jerry was well-loved, and he enjoyed visiting and telling jokes with everyone he met.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Worrell; a daughter, Rachael Henry; grandchildren Ceara, Emity, Xander and Audeci; sisters Sheryl Ratliff, Terry Daughtry and Melinda Namanny; a brother, Kerry “Babe” Worrell; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, J.J. Worrell; a brother, Danny Worrell; a grandson, Gage; and nephews Sam Sulsberger and Josh Worrell.

Mary Seggerman
    Mary Beth Seggerman, 76, of Kingsley, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at Kingsley Specialty Care in Kingsley.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley. Pastor Wayne Pfannkuch will officiate. A luncheon will be held immediately following the funeral service.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation, with the family present, will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m., with a DAR service at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Homer “June” Dumas
    Homer “June” Dumas, 90, of Kingsley, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Greater Regional Hospice House in Creston, Iowa.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16 at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. The Rev. Doug Van Aarsten from Ireton First Reformed Church in Ireton, Iowa, officiated. Burial followed at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars, with military honors provided by Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post 724 of Brunsville, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Homer Charles Dumas was born to H. C. Dumas Sr. and Isabel Ann Cox on Sept. 12, 1925, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He lost his father when he was a young boy of 7, as H.C. died from injuries during the war. They later moved to the Le Mars area, where his mother married Roy Bullington.
While in high school, Homer had the opportunity to move to his father’s hometown of Barnesville, Georgia, where his two aunts, Irma and Vernal, resided. He graduated from Gordon Military School in 1943. He then spent time in the Merchant Marines in the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the U.S. Air Force.
When he left the service, he had a chance to attend college and major in engineering, so he could join his uncle in bridge construction. However, home was calling, so he moved back to Iowa to begin farming.
He met Phyllis Jean Bleil, and they were married on June 28, 1951. Through the years, June and Phyllis farmed in Union, Stanton, and Preston Townships. They enjoyed farm life with many friends and neighbors.
He is survived by their four children: Chris (Gary) Van Gelder, Cindy (John) Hamilton, Chuck Dumas, and Kay (Chuck) Mulder; as well as 12 grandchildren: Kari (Van Gelder) Hudson, Brad Van Gelder, Susie (Hamilton) Johnson, Hilary (Hamilton) Masters, Phil Hamilton, Chuck Dumas, Heath Dumas, Sara (Dumas) Pearson, Jim Dumas, Joe Richardson, Jesse Richardson and Jordan Richardson; and 27 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, along with his wife, Phyllis, in 2001.

Geraldine “Jerry” Foley
Geraldine “Jerry” Foley, 90, of Quimby passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at her home in Quimby.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Iowa. The Rev. Dan Guenther officiated. Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Anthon, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Geraldine “Jerry” Dorothy Foley was born Nov. 30, 1925, on a farm in rural Anthon, Iowa, to Americus Joseph (A.J.) King and Mary Alice (McDermott) King. Jerry was the youngest of 11 children growing up in rural Anthon. She had four sisters and six brothers.
Jerry stared her elementary education at St. Joseph Catholic School in Anthon, and also attended grade school in Kingsley and Bronson, Iowa. She graduated from Quimby High School in 1944.
After graduation, she worked at Farner Bocken Company, Cherokee Produce candling eggs and Delaplane Shoe Store in Cherokee.
She was married to William J. Foley on October 18, 1945, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. After their marriage, they lived in Sioux City, where she worked at a concession stand in a ball park.
In 1958, they moved to a farm in Bronson, Iowa. Jerry helped with the farming and livestock. They sold their farm in Bronson, and in 1964, they bought a farm in Quimby.
Jerry would work for her brother Bill at King’s Tap in Quimby. Bill and Jerry retired in 1979, and they built a new house in Quimby. They lived there for the rest of their lives.
Jerry loved her flowers, and she had quite the collection of roosters in her kitchen. She was noted for her homemade chicken and noodles and angel food cake with peanut butter frosting. She loved watching Days of Our Lives and doing word find books.
Her family was her world. She loved to have them around her all the time.
She is survived by her children: Priscilla Nelson and Connie Hill, both of Quimby; Bev (Glen) Woltman of Cleghorn, Iowa; and Jack (Juli) Foley and Bill (Carolyn) Foley of Quimby; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Lucille King; and many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Doug Wright.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on September 5, 2015; her brothers: Ed, Lawrence, Allen, Joe, Paul and Bill King; her sisters: Marie McNear, Agnes Sawin, Ann Wright and Velrene Swanger; her great-granddaughter, Faith Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia Malcolm
Virginia Malcom, 90, of Kingsley, Iowa, died Saturday, February 13, 2016 at her home in King-sley.
Private funeral services will be held. Burial will be in Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville, Iowa. McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.
Virginia was born September 15, 1925 in Correctionville, Iowa the daughter of August and Clara (Kellar) Kabisch. She attended school and graduated from Correctionville High School in 1942.
Virginia married Walter Schultzen. Together, they had 13 children. Walter died in July of 1973. She married Alfred Malcom in March of 1974 in Elk Point, South Dakota. They made their home in the Moville area.
Virginia and Alfred moved to Sloan, Iowa and managed the Lazy W Motel during the 1980’s, until they were wiped out by a tornado.  They returned to Moville for several years before moving to Kingsley in 1997. Alfred died on March 22, 2011.
Virginia loved spending time with her family and Christmas. She enjoyed watching Dancing with the Stars and golf on TV. She also liked word find puzzles and fishing.
Survivors include 12 children: Danny (Connie) Schultzen of Moville, IA; Beverly (Jim) Masters of Fromberg, MT; Carol (Keith) Jensen of Billings, MT; Connie (Robert) Cramer of Fairmont, MN; Terry (Patricia) Schultzen of Bronson, IA; Jeanette (Larry) Lage of Whiting, IA; Brian (Ronette) Schultzen of Moville, IA; Randy (Beverly) Schultzen of Lawton, IA, Kelvin (Rose) Schultzen of Moville, IA; Betty Farmer (Jeff Mize) of Kingsley, IA; Susan (Heath) Naberhaus of South Sioux City, NE; and Joni Heck (Russ Musick) of Sergeant Bluff, IA; a daughter-in-law, Karen (Bryan) Reynolds of Sioux City, IA; 33 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Walter (Virginia) Kabisch of Moville, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Walter and Alfred; a son, Stephen; a granddaughter, Rae Jean Schultzen; a great-grandson, Gabriel Clausen; two sisters, Opal Goehring and Kathryn Miller; and a brother, Robert Kabisch.

Ronald Michener
Ronald Fremont Michener, 80, of Anthon, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at his home near Anthon.
Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17 at the Sioux City Scottish Rite Temple, with Chaplain Neil Peck and the Rev. Bill Bengtson officiating. Interment was at West Fork Township in Climbing Hill, Iowa.
A Masonic service was held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16 at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.christysmith.com.
Ron was born June 5, 1935, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Elza and Lucille (Taylor) Michener. He was raised on the family farm near Climbing Hill, Iowa.
He graduated from Climbing Hill High School in 1954. He went on to attend Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa, graduating in 1958.
Ron was united in marriage to Carolyn Bengston on Aug. 9, 1959, in Alta, Iowa. Ron taught business education at Missouri Valley for 10 years and at Denison for 9 more years. Then, in 1978, he and Carolyn moved back to the family farm near Climbing Hill.
He was a board member and past president of the Western Iowa Co-op in Hornick. He was also a member of the Valley Masonic Lodge 232 A.F. & A.M. of Missouri Valley, Scottish Rite 1967, 32nd Degree KCCH, and Abu Bekr Shrine. He was also a past president of the White Horse Patrol in 1986, and a longtime business manager of the White Horse Patrol.
Ron was responsible for organizing many of the parades across the country, including places like Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Louisville, Kentucky; and Indianapolis.
He enjoyed being an avid Iowa Hawkeye sports fan. Go Hawks!
Ron loved to travel with his wife. He especially enjoyed going to Las Vegas and watching the PRCA National Finals Rodeo every year.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife Carolyn of Anthon; his brother-in-law Dick and his wife, Kathy Hodge of Wyoming; his sisters-in-law, Nancy Speck of Georgia, and Rosalind and her husband, Dick Zubradt of Colorado; a brother-in-law, the Rev. Bill and his wife, Sheri Bengston of California; many nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and nephews; and his good friend and helper, Brian Doenhoefer of Anthon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Janet Michener; his mother-in-law, Mildred Bengston;  his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Jean Fullenworth; and his brother-in-law, Jerry Speck.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Abu Bekr Transportation Fund.

Betty Rhue

Betty J. Rhue, 84, of Moville, died Wednesday, February 3 at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville.  Pastor Barb Spaulding officiated at the service.  Burial was at Arlington Cemetery in Moville.  Services were under the direction of the Moville McCulloch Chapel of Christy-Smith Funeral Home.
Betty Rhue was born November 2, 1931, the eldest of four daughters born to Dorothy and Howard Miller. She was born in South Dakota, but the family moved to Lawton, Iowa, when Betty was a young girl  The family lived in Lawton until moving to Moville when she was in high school.
Betty was the Homecoming Queen of her senior class.  She graduated from Moville High School in 1950.
She went to the University of South Dakota.  But she soon moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, following her fiance, Charles E. (Bud) Rhue, who was serving in the United States military there.  They were married there on March 25, 1951.  Their son, Randy, was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1951, while Bud was still in the military.
Following Bud’s discharge from the military, the family moved back to Moville, where their second child, LeAnn, was born in 1953.
Betty went to work as the secretary to the superintendent of  Moville Community School — a job she held for 49 years under five superintendents and two different school districts (Moville and Woodbury Central).
She was known by generations of school students — sometimes by grandparents, parents and children of the same family.  She cared about every student.  Many of them went to her whether they were happy or sad, discouraged or proud, for a hug or a kind word.
“She loved everyone, and she had a smile on her face every day.  She helped every child who came to her and cared for them all,” her son Randy said.  She also took lunch tickets at the school for many of those years.
Other relatives and close friends said that Betty would always encourage every person to take a chance and do something that you were initially unsure of.
“She gave the best hugs and kisses,” another family member said. “She was beloved by everyone who met her.”
At her retirement — after 49 years — Betty told The Moville Record that the superintendent at that time, Willard Top, offered her the position, even though she had no experience in a school.
“I said I would try it for a few weeks,” she said, laughing.  “A few weeks…”  Her voice trailed off as she thought of the years that have come and gone. “But how could I not love it?  It is so easy to be nice to these people I have worked with over the years,” she said.
Of course, she hadn’t just seen one or two generations come and go.  In many cases, she’d seen three generations come and go.   “It’s easy to see the family resemblance in their faces — and the family resemblance in how they act,” she said, smiling.
Betty was also an accomplished pianist.  She started playing piano for the Bethel Lutheran Church services in Lawton when she was a young girl.  Once she moved to Moville, she was the organist for Trinity Lutheran Church, playing for church services, funerals and weddings for 63 years.
The family would like to thank all of Betty’s many friends for their kindnesses over the years.  The family’s  memories of their mother and her many dear friends are precious.
Betty is survived by her son, Randy Rhue of Moville, and her daughter, LeAnn (Larry) Franzen of Sioux City; and two sisters, Nadine Clark of Sioux City and Deanna Logan of Spencer.  She is also survived by five grandchildren: Erin Austin, Charlie Rhue, Robin Burke, Shana (Ray) Spier and Shelby (Jeff) Sides; and 10 great-grandchildren: Isaiah Rhue; Erianah Austin; Colton, Brett and Rhaigen Burke; Ethan and Gwyneth Spier; and Kaden, Kyren and Karsten Sides; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Howard Miller; her husband, Bud; her parents-in-law, Charles and DeAun Rhue; a sister, Marion, and her husband, Ernie Steffen; two other brothers-in-law, Ronald Clark and Bob Logan; and a sister-in-law and her husband, Nancy and Gordon Montange.

Loren Blakely
Loren W. Blakely, 84, of Hornick, Iowa, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Pleasant View Care Center, Whiting, Iowa, following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at the Ticonic United Methodist Church in Ticonic, Iowa with Reverend Jena Manchester, officiating. Burial was in Grant Township Cemetery in rural Rodney, Iowa, with military honors provided by Hindman Steele American Legion Post #492 of Hornick, Iowa. Arrangements were under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.  Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com
Loren Wilbur was born May 16, 1931 in Grant Center, Iowa, the son of Ivan and Ida Ruth (Bentley) Blakely. Loren graduated from Mapleton High School in Mapleton, Iowa with the class of 1949.
Loren and Helen Fern Kline were united in marriage on April 17, 1955 in Lacon, Illinois. Three children were born to this union — Lori, Jeffrey, and Sheila.
Loren served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Loren farmed his two century family farms, side by side with his wife, until retiring in 1998. There were many enjoyable memories on the farm, including the fellowship of family while eating meals together — both at home and while tailgating in the fields.
After retiring from farming, Loren and Helen enjoyed traveling to see friends and family around the country. He enjoyed playing cards — particularly cribbage — with his kids and grandchildren.
He was a voracious reader, reading two to four books a week. He and his wife enjoyed square dancing for many years.
Loren was a lifelong member of the Ticonic United Methodist Church, where he held various offices over the years. He was also a member of the Hindman Steele American Legion Post #492 of Hornick, Iowa.
He served on the Monona County Extension Council, the Maple Valley School Board, Grant Township, ASC Committee, the Nagel Drainage District, Trustee of Grant Township, and the Area Twelve Education Association.
He is survived by his wife of 60 1/2 years, Helen Blakely of Hornick, IA; a daughter, Lori Kuhn, and her husband Ronald of Omaha, NE; a son, Jeffery, and his wife Noi of Urbandale, IA; a daughter, Sheila Baker, and her husband Kirk of Hornick, IA; nine grandchildren: Scott (Amy) Kuhn of Denver, CO; Lisa (Scott) Albrecht of Thurston, NE; Steven (Chelsea) Kuhn of Lincoln, NE; Ladd (Carolyn) Blakely of Denver, CO; Alison Blakely of New York City, NY; Note (Liz) Thanupakorn of Urbandale, IA; Art Thanupakorn of Tampa, FL; Stephanie (Andy) Scott of Spencer, IA; and Abbey (fiancé Brock Benson) Baker of Omaha, NE; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Boles of Glenwood, IA; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Ida Ruth (Bentley) Blakely; one brother, Cecil Ivan Blakely; and one sister, Jeannette McCleerey.
Memorials in Loren’s memory may be directed to the Onawa Public Library for new book purchases, or to the Smithland or Hornick Fire and Rescue Departments.

Iola Thompson
Iola Thompson, 96, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at her home.
Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Rev. Donovan & Rev. Cynthia Morrison officiated.  Burial followed at the Kingsley Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Iola was born on October 16, 1919 in Shullsburgh, Wisconsin to John Henry and Edith (LeVitte) Sampson. She was the youngest of eight children.
Iola was raised in the Le Mars, Iowa area. She attended country school south of Le Mars. She later attended Le Mars High School for one year. She graduated from Union Consolidated High School in 1937.
She met Stanley Thompson in high school. They were joined in marriage on March 5, 1941 in Sioux City, Iowa. They lived on the Thompson family farm in Union Township, Plymouth County.
Stanley and Iola attended, and were active members of, Union Township Presbyterian Church. In 1983, after 47 years of farming, Stanley and Iola moved to Kingsley, where they joined the Kingsley United Methodist church.
Iola was a homemaker, and she helped Stanley on the farm. She especially loved watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in sports and music. She loved being with her family. Iola played cards with her friends and had coffee with her neighbors.
Stanley and Iola enjoy traveling and visiting relatives. They especially enjoyed their trip to Hawaii.
Iola will be lovingly remembered and missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy and his wife Mary of Le Mars, IA and Barry and his wife Janice of Kingsley, IA; seven grandchildren: Kelly Ryan of Waukee, IA, Dallas (Megan) Thompson of Kingsley, IA; Nick (Kristen) Thompson of  Davenport, IA; Chad (Jessica) Thompson of Kingsley, IA; Jennifer Thompson (Jon Anderson) of Vermillion, SD; Ryan VanderMolen of Sioux City, IA; and Nathan (Brittni) VanderMolen of Anthon, IA; eleven great-grandchildren: Will  Ryan, Ruby Thompson, Finn Thompson, Thomas Thompson, Addison Thompson, Alexandra Thompson, Abigail Thompson, Jameson Shaheen, Jaelyn Anderson, Brody VanderMolen and Allison VanderMolen; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stanley; a daughter, Susan Smid; a son-in-law, Steve Smid; three brothers: Lu Vois, Lester, and Harold Sampson; and four sisters: Delores Heeren, Irene Fischer, Maxine Farmer and Janette Fulton.

Roger Irwin

Roger Jay Irwin, 83, of rural Remsen, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, of cancer at Unity Point Health-St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 8, at Kingsley United Methodist Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial was at Kingsley Cemetery in Kingsley, Iowa, with military graveside rites provided by American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley, Iowa.
Roger Jay Irwin was born August 6, 1932, in Cherokee County, Iowa, the son of R.J. & Elizabeth (Burleigh) Irwin. He was raised in the Grand Meadow area graduating from Grand Meadow High School in 1950.
After graduation from high school, Roger served in the U.S. Army from 1953 – 1955. Roger completed his basic training at Camp Polk in Louisiana before being stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Roger and Marjorie Carlson were married January 10, 1954 at the Pierson Methodist Church, Pierson, Iowa. After their marriage they lived at Fort Sill, Oklahoma while Roger was in the Army. After his honorable discharge in 1955 they moved back to the farm in rural Remsen, Iowa where they have resided and worked for 61 years.
Roger was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church, where he also served on the church board for many years. He also served on the Kingsley Elevator Board for many years. He was a 60-year member of the American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley.
As a semi-retired farmer Roger began to work for Farmers Mutual Hail Co. as a hail adjuster. He was also a Federal Crop Adjuster, and he served as clerk for Henry Township.
Roger is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marjorie, and six children, Cindy (Rick) Magnuson of Evergreen, CO, Sharon (Gaylen) Spink, Kingsley, IA, Karen Irwin, Sussex, WI, Gina (Randy) Harder, Bowman, ND, Rodney (Denice) Irwin, Kingsley, IA, Rick (Angel) Irwin, Maurice, IA and 15 grandchildren, Lana (Dan) Blomberg of Great Falls, MT, Lindi (Austin) Bolender of Kingsley, IA, Lance Spink of California, MD, Josh Harder of Omaha, NE, Chris (Lyndsey) Harder of Carbondale, CO, Beau Harder of Dickinson, ND, Jeremiah Harder of Dickinson, ND, Heather Harder of St. Cloud, MN, Ranelle Irwin of Storm Lake, IA, Bailey, Nick and Andy Irwin of Kingsley, IA, Chance, Arianna and Shaylee Irwin of Maurice, IA, and 4 great grandchildren, Haley and Andrew Blomberg, Jalen Spink and Lily Bolender along with several nieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, John, Willis and Dick, and one sister, Kathlene Brown.

William “Bill” Devine
William B. Devine, 99 of Sioux City, formerly of Moville, died on February 7, 2016 at a local hospital.
Graveside services will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA., date to be determined.
William (Bill) was born Dec. 30, 1916 in Irvington, Iowa. He was the son of Frank and Mary Devine. Bill attended high school in Algona, Iowa. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Iowa University and a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa.
Bill served as a teacher, athletic coach and school superintendent in the Iowa school system from 1937 through 1944 and from 1946 through 1983. He served in the U. S Navy from 1944 through 1946.
He secured his first teaching position in Dundee, Iowa at the age of 20 and retired from his position as school superintendent at Woodbury Central in Moville at the age of 66.
Bill had many interests including hunting, fishing, gardening, and playing cards. He was also active in the Methodist church, Masons, and other civic organizations.
Bill married Metta I. Devine on June 7, 1940.
He is survived by his daughter Julie Bateman of Salem, Conn., son Bill and his wife Marilynn of Cartersville, Ga., grandchildren Jennifer (Pete) Shannin of Decatur, Ga., Alec Bateman (Felicia) of Charlottesville, Va, Metta Devine-Qin of Goodletsville, Tn., and great-grandchildren Jack and Aaron Shannin.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Metta, daughters Susan Schwarm and Marilyn Devine.

Arlen White

Mr. Arlen C. White of Nashville, Illinois, departed this life at his residence on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 5:13 a.m.  He had attained the age of 82 years, 5 months and 7 days.
Per the wishes of Arlen and his family, cremation was performed, and burial of ashes will be held at a later date. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.
Mr. White was born on August 19, 1933 in Kingsley, IA, the son of Earl and Olga (Scherner) White.  He was united in marriage to Deloris Berglund in February of 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. She survives his passing.
Arlen was an active member of the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956 and in the reserves from 1956 to 1958.  He worked at AT&T in Oakdale, Illinois for 30 plus years and retired in April of 1995.
Arlen enjoyed fishing, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball and he loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife Deloris White of Nashville, IL; four children, Dean White and wife Linda of Wichita, KS, Teresa Miller and Carl Peterson of St. Peters, MO, Cissy Patton and husband Paul of Oakdale, IL and Dr. Steve White and wife Koren of Omaha, NE; eight grandchildren, Andrea Clark of Lawrence, KS, Sydney White of Wichita, KS, Andy Miller and wife Samantha of St. Charles, MO, Nick Miller of Nashville, TN, Laci Jankowski and husband Christopher of Nashville, IL, Blake Patton and wife Michelle of Nashville, IL, Lexi Patton and boyfriend Zach Brandt of New Baden, IL and Alison White of Omaha, NE; six great grandchildren, Millie, Patrick, Brewer, Sloan, Easton and Eli; a brother, Duane White and wife Janice; four sisters-in-law, Linda DeLamarter and husband Philip, Bonnie Berglund, Ruth White and Marie White;  nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Bonnie Fletcher and husband Dean; three brothers, Dale White, Dean White and Larry White; a brother-in-law, Charles Berglund and a grandson-in-law, Jim Clark.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer (PANCAN) or the SSM Hospice and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

Francis “Fran” Carr
   
Francis Cyril “Fran” Carr, 72, of Omaha, NE, formerly of Anthon, passed away Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 30 at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Omaha. Burial was in Anthon.  Arrangements were under the direction of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler in Omaha. Condolences may be sent online to www.heafeyheafey.com.
Francis was born in Anthon, Iowa to Berniece and Frank Carr.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca R. Carr; a son, Matthew F. Carr (Amy); a daughter, Anne C. McKinney; grandchildren Miranda, Mariah, Kaden, Kinsley, Luke, Lauren, and Connor; sisters Jane Schrunk (Jerry) & Marge Feddersen (Larry); and stepchildren Ashlie Ford and Chad Ford (Lynn).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Berniece and Frank Carr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Westside Community School Foundation “Fran Carr Scholarship Fund.”

Maurine Powell
Maurine M. Powell, 84, of Quimby, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016, surrounded by her family, at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 1 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. The Rev. Donald Meyer officiatde. Burial was in Quimby Cemetery. There was a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, February 1 at the church. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Maurine was born on Nov. 14, 1931, on a farm near Ida Grove, Iowa, to Walter and Genneva (Thornhill) Boysen. She lived near Ida Grove, Iowa, until she was 9 years old and then the family moved to a farm near Galva, Iowa.
She attended and graduated from Galva Consolidated High School in 1949 as the salutatorian of her class. She was married to William “Dave” Powell on November 1, 1953, at St. John’s Lutheran Church Galva, Iowa.
Maurine had worked at the Holstein Advance, Anthon Herald and the Cherokee Daily Times.
She worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1978 until 1993, retiring as the Postmaster in Quimby.  She had held that position for eight years.
She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. She enjoyed playing the piano, cooking, reading, coffee with her sisters-in-law and time spent with her family.
She is survived by her four daughters: Kathy Fick of Quimby, Karen Ebersole and husband Greg of Storm Lake, Iowa; Kandice Herron and husband Bob of Quimby; and Kelley Ellis and husband Mike of Meriden, Iowa; seven grandchildren: Amber (Tim) Nelson, Andrew Fick, Brandon Ebersole, Casey Herron, Jason Ellis, Darin (Shelby) Ellis and Kelsey Ellis (fiancé, Brad Lund); three great-grandchildren, EmaLeigh Nelson, Logan and Kori Ellis; five sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law: Viola Byerly of Cherokee, Iowa; Alyce Hirschman of Cherokee; Elizabeth Moles of Cherokee; Mary Ann Reisinger of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Carol Peterson of Virginia; Sam Jenkins and wife Janet of Washta, Iowa, and Eugene Weiland of Cherokee; along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Harold and Darlene Jenkins; her husband on Oct. 29, 2003; a son-in-law, Tom Fick; an infant brother; brothers-in-law Joe Powell, George Powell, Kenneth Byerly, Carlos Moles and Robert Hirschman; and sisters-in-law Mary Leriger, Rachael Hefner, Becky Saxen and Bertha Weiland.

Bonnie Kummer
Bonnie B. Kummer, 91, of Correctionville, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center of Correctionville.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, January 30 at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville with the Rev. Marv D. Siems officiating.  Burial was at the Correctionville Cemetery of Correctionville.  The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.
Bonnie Bertha Kummer was born March 31, 1924 to August and Lillian (McCormick) Peterson.  She was born on the Peterson farm north of Correctionville, Iowa.  She attended Cushing schools.
Bonnie was married to Jack Kummer in 1948. To this union, four children were born.
She is survived by her children: Kenneth (Linda) Kummer, Carol Cooper, Jeanette Kummer, and Roger Kummer; a granddaughter Sarah (Joe) Kummer Vetter; two great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Nolan Vetter; a sister, Emily Jean Blass; a brother, Churck Peterson; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in by death her parents; a brother, Robert Peterson; and a sister, Annabelle Camarigg.

Todd Fogelman
Todd L. Fogleman, 38, of Correction-ville passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 3 at Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville, with the Rev. Marv D. Siems and Keith Byers officiating. Burial was in Correctionville Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Correctionville. Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.
Todd Lowell Fogleman was born on May 14, 1977, to Denny and Shar Fogleman, in Sioux City. He was born on Mother’s Day, and he was truly a gift. We were all blessed to have Todd in our lives, he taught us so much about loving, forgiving, patience, tolerance and above all treating others as he would want to be treated.
Todd’s greatest gifts were his two children, Zach and Jakob. He was so proud of both boys and tried to attend as many of their activities as possible. Zach and Jake both played soccer which Todd loved to watch. Zach played basketball and Todd was so proud of him.
He loved going to the Muskies games and cheering for the Sioux City Musketeers. His niece, Emalee Fundermann, and nephew, Ely Fundermann, are both avid athletes and Todd loved cheering for the Maple Valley Anthon-Oto Rams. He was very good at letting the referees know when they missed a call.
Todd was also a dedicated Iowa State Cyclone fan. His closet was a true testament to his spirit and dedication. If the games were televised, it was always a family event to cheer the Cyclones on to victory.
Todd’s best friend was Lilly, his Cocker Spaniel. They were together 24-7. Each day Todd would report whether she had been good or bad, either way she brought a smile to his face. They were inseparable.
Todd loved to play cards and learned from his grandmas Schumacher, Mammen and Barrett. He also loved to fish with his dad, take his kids fishing and play some golf. Todd loved Legos and he spent many hours with Jakob constructing and building airports and farms.
After Todd graduated from River Valley High School in 1995, he attended Western Iowa Tech Community College and received his degree in drafting.
Immediately after WITCC, he was hired by Wilson Trailer. He loved his job there and was able to design livestock trailers. Even after his strokes, his Wilson Trailer family was very supportive of Todd and understanding of his condition
Todd was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville.
He will be remembered by his sons, Zach and Jakob; his parents, Denny and Shar Fogleman; his sister, Tammy Fundermann (Scott); his niece and nephew, Emalee and Ely Fundermann; aunts, Marilyn (Barry) Mead, and Sandy (Mike) Wilde; uncles, Tom Mammen, Ted (Karen) Mammen, and Torry Mammen; and many cousins and friends.
Todd was preceded in death by his aunt, Sandy Dunbar; and grandparents, Esther Barrett, Lowell Fogleman, Elmer and Colleen Mammen, and Ted and Iona Schumacher.

George Bradley
George Bradley, 84, of Doon, formerly of Sioux City, went to his ultimate home with his Lord on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. He passed away from cardiac arrest brought on by years of COPD.
Services were held at noon on Wednesday, January 27 at Doon United Reformed Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, with a meal served at the Elks Club following the burial. Pallbearers were Amy and Ryan Patterson, Kenny Bradley, Ryan Bradley, Kirk Bradley and Justin Dickson.
Arrangements were under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Condolences may be sent online to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
George was born in Little Egypt between Moville and Climbing Hill, Iowa, on Aug. 11, 1931, to Lucille and Herbert Bradley. He attended country school until they moved to Sioux City. George graduated from Central High School in 1950. George spent the biggest share of his life in Sioux City.
George was united in marriage to Barbara Betsworth on June 10, 1951. Barbara passed away on March 9, 2001, after battling cancer for several years.
George married Harriet Van Engen on June 9, 2001 in Doon. Harriet passed away on July 8, 2015.
George worked for W.A. Klinger & Gleeson Construction for 50 years as a job superintendent. George served as a sergeant in the Army National Guard. During his later years, George lived in Doon, where he served as their mayor.
Those left to cherish George’s memory are his children: Connie (Kenneth) Bradley, Danny (Jacqueline) Bradley, and Terry (Barb) Bradley; his grandchildren: Amy (Ryan) Patterson, Kenny (Stephanie) Bradley, Ryan (Laura) Bradley, Kirk (Lindsey) Bradley, and Kristy (Justin) Dickson; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; his stepchildren: Gail Andringa, Carol (Clyde) Lems, Allen (Judy) Van Engen, Wanda (Allen) Koedam, Jay (Judy) Van Engen, and Roy (Cathy) Van Engen; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
George was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Alfred; his sister-in-law, Beverly Bradley; his wife, Barbara; and later, his second wife, Harriet.

Alyce Leopold
Alyce L. Leopold, 84, of Sioux City passed away on January 23, 2015 at Countryside Nursing Home.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27 at Morningside Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. David Koehler officiating. Burial was in Graceland Park Cemetery.
Alyce was born on April 21, 1931, in Moville, Iowa, to Jack and Ila Davis. Alyce married Harold Leopold on April 23, 1954, at Morningside Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2014.
She was a life member of the PTA.  She was also a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church, Rebecca Circle, and the Shrine Women’s Auxiliary.
Alyce was a dedicated wife, mother and grandma with a wonderful sense of humor. She was extremely talented and creative, using those skills to help non-profit organizations.  She was especially helpful to the homeless and needy.
The family would like to thank the excellent staff at Countryside for their loving care and kindness.
Survivors include her sons: David Leopold of Marshall, Texas; Roger (Linda) Leopold of Toney, Alabama; and John (Keri) Leopold of Sioux City; her grandchildren: Keith and  Kaci Leopold of Toney, and Mary and Sarah Leopold of Sioux City; and her brothers, Darrell (Barb) Greenough of Sioux City and Chuck Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brothers, Allen Greenough and Gerald Davis.
Memorials may be directed to Faith United Presbyterian Church and Abu Bekr Transportation Fund.

John Creasey

John Robert Creasey, 33, of Yuba City, California, formerly of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died peacefully at home on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 23 at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, January 22 at Richardson Funeral Service in Cedar Falls, and  for one hour prior to the service on Saturday, January 23 at the church.
Condolences may be left at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com.
John was born April 15, 1982 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Robert and Kathleen (Marty) Creasey.
He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 2001 and attended UNI. He was employed as a bartender and manager with Justin’s Kitchen of Yuba City.
John’s wealth was invested in relationships, making him the wealthiest man we knew.
He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Kathy and Jim Krieg of Cedar Falls; his father and stepmother, Bob and Robin Creasey of Denison; a brother, Andrew Creasey of Yuba City, CA; a sister, Megan Creasey of Iowa City; two step sisters, Becky (Zac) Sinram of West Des Moines and Katie (Mike) Heitzler of Loveland, CO; a stepbrother, Mike Krieg of Denver, CO; his paternal grandmother, Elaine Creasey of Kingsley, IA; and his maternal grandmother, Emogene Marty of Cedar Falls.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Creasey; and his maternal grandfather, Howard Marty.
Memorials may be directed to LittleKidsRock.org, which provides music education to the nation’s most disadvantaged school children.

Wilma Todd
Wilma P. Todd, 92, of Cherokee, Iowa, formerly of Pierson, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services took place at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Rev. Bob Blair officiated.  Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson, Iowa.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com
Wilma Pearl Todd was born on February 8, 1923 on the family farm near Pierson, Iowa, the daughter of McKinley and Pearl (DeWitt) Duncanson.  She attended grade school at Rutland #5 and graduated from Pierson High School.
Wilma furthered her education by attending Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa.  After earning a teaching certificate, Wilma began teaching country school in the Pierson area.    She taught for five years prior to her marriage.
On May 28, 1950, Wilma and Lawrence Evert Todd were united in marriage at Holly Springs, Iowa.  They made their home on the family farm near Pierson.
Wilma and Lawrence were involved members of their church and community, farming together and living on the family farm until the summer of 2015. At that time, they moved to The Gardens in Cherokee. She enjoyed her family and  friends through a long and active life.
Wilma was a lifelong member of the Pierson Christian Church.  Her church was a pivotal point of her life.  She was also a 75-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Along with her church, her family was the center of all that Wilma did.  Playing cards and the annual Easter egg hunt were some of the activities that she enjoyed with them.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Lawrence E. Todd of Cherokee, Iowa; her children and their spouses, David O. and Jolene Todd of Pierson, Iowa and Sarah and Rick Mensink of Harmony, Minnesota; her grandchildren: Kevin Canterbury, Kyle (Melinda) Canterbury, Landon Canterbury, Matthew (Courtney) Todd, Kathleen (Kevin) Blocher and Jennifer (Scott) Hirschman; her great-grandchildren: Seth, Sydney, Maxwell, Tessa, Hudson, Ethan, Bryson and Brinley; her lifelong friends, Alice and Ruby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother and his wife, Wilbur and Francis Duncanson; and a nephew, Tom Duncanson.

Terry March
Terry Lee March, 69, of Kingsley died Friday, January 8, 2016, at his home in Kingsley.  Abiding with Terry’s wishes, his body will be cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Linda Flammang
Linda R. Flammang, 67, of Kings-ley, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016 at her home following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Kingsley United Methodist Church.  Rev. Cynthia Morrison and Rev. Donovan Morrison will officiate.  Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa.
Visitation begins at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.  The family will be present from 5-7 p.m.  There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Alexis Flammang, Trinity Nichols, Ethan Nichols, Kim Smith, Cindy Poppema and Tammy Schoenner.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com
Linda Rae Flammang was born on April 12, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Kenny) Hicks.  She graduated from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in 1966.  Following school, Linda worked at a dry cleaner in Sioux City.
On August 17, 1968, Linda and Roger Flammang were united in marriage at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sioux City.  Linda took a position at the Zenith TV manufacturing plant in Sioux City.  She worked there until it closed in 1978.  Linda returned to school and earned her CNA and went to work for Matney’s Colonial Manor Nursing Home.
The family moved to Kingsley, Iowa in 1989, and Linda continued caring for residents at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She retired three years ago.
Linda was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church.  During her retirement, she volunteered with kindergarten classes.
She enjoyed camping with her family at Snyder’s Bend in Salix, Iowa and trips to the Black Hills of South Dakota.  She liked to read and collect wolves and snowmen.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 47 years, Roger Flammang of Kingsley, IA; a daughter and her husband, Lisa and Jon Nichols of Sioux City, IA; a son, Jason Flammang of Altoona, IA; three grandchildren: Alexis, Benjamin and Michael Flammang; three step-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Trinity and Ethan Nichols; brothers and sisters Larry and Donna Hicks of Crystal, MN,; Margaret McPherson of Sioux City, IA; and Ernie Hicks of Sgt. Bluff, IA; and a brother-in-law, Bob Van Briesen of Mankato, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Donna VanBriesen; a brother-in-law, Loy McPherson; and a nephew, Richard Hicks.

Wilma Hauck
Wilma J. Hauck, 90, of Kingsley, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Hawkeye Nursing Home, Spirit Lake, Iowa.
Services will be held Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 11 a.m.  Burial will be in the Kingsley Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to funeral service at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley.  Expressions of sympathy directed through www.rohdefh.com.
Born June 26, 1925, Wilma was the eldest daughter of Ray and Edna (Coatsworth) Hawkins.  She had two siblings: a sister, Dorothy, and brother, Elwin (Al).
Wilma grew up in the Kingsley area and graduated valedictorian in 1942 from Kingsley High School.  She worked for attorney H. Floyd Phelps and the Kingsley State Bank for two years, then in Des Moines at the Iowa Department of Agriculture for nearly two years.
On December 19, 1945 she married James (Jim) Hauck in her parents’ home. The couple raised their three children in Kingsley, wintering in Arizona in later years.
Wilma worked at the Kingsley Public Library for many years, fostering her passion for reading. In addition to reading, Wilma completed daily crossword puzzles, enjoyed playing bridge, golfed, and loved watching college and pro football and basketball.
Most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends, often sitting on her front porch having tea or coffee with them.
She was an active member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was church treasurer for many years.  She was a member and past president of P.E.O., Order of Eastern Star, and Church guild.
In March of 2011, she moved to Keelson Harbour Assisted Living in Spirit Lake, IA.  Then in August of 2015 she moved to Hawkeye Nursing Home, Spirit Lake.
Wilma loved her life in Kingsley.  Thanks to all for being her friend and giving her wonderful memories to cherish.  We are forever thankful for the skilled and compassionate care mom received at Keelson Harbour and, more recently, at Hawkeye Nursing Home of Spirit Lake.  Hospice of Lakes Regional Healthcare, Spirit Lake, sent additional care to mom since the week before Christmas.  Thanks and many blessings to all of you from Wilma and family.
Survivors include a son, Dr. James M. and Cynthia Hauck of Naples, Florida; a daughter, Rebecca and her husband Byron Phillips of Fairmont, MN; a son, Timothy and Kim Hauck of Grand Prairie, Texas; seven grandsons:  Mark Phillips and wife, Rae; Andrew Hauck and wife, Elizabeth; David Hauck and wife, Laura; James Phillips and wife, Laura; and Matthew Phillips and wife, Lisa; Jeffrey Hauck and wife, Lindsey; and Tristan Hauck; two granddaughters:  Taylor Hauck and Taryn Hauck; five great granddaughters:  Lizzie and Mara Phillips; and Maddie, Kate and Josie Hauck; two great grandsons: Maxwell Phillips and Oliver Hauck; a brother, Elwin (Al) Hawkins of Bellevue, WA and a sister-in-law, Jeanne Hawkins of Seattle; nieces Julie (Greg) Wilson and Diane (Mike) Grennan and families; and a brother-in-law, John R. (Jack) Swanberg.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 53 years, Jim, on April 13, 1999; her parents, Ray and Edna Hawkins; her mother and father-in-law, Mahlon and Ellen (Hughes) Hauck; a sister, Dorothy Richardson/Swanberg; a brother-in-law, William Richardson; an aunt, Fern Coatsworth, and many friends.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland in Sioux City or Lakes Regional Healthcare Hospice in Spirit Lake, or the Kingsley Public Library.

Richard Jolly
    Richard L. Jolly, 70, of Correction-ville, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at his residence in Correction-ville after a brave battle with cancer.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing with the Rev. Wayne C. Pfannkuch officiating.  Burial was at the Good Hope Cemetery of rural Correctionville.  The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.
Richard “Dick” Jolly was born September 8, 1945 in Pleasantville, Iowa to Lorin Richard and Ruth Irene (Adamson) Jolly.  He was the third of four children.
Richard spent his youth working on the family farm.  He attended Pleasantville Public School, graduating in 1963.  He went on to attend Iowa State University graduating in 1968 with a double major in Animal Science and Ag Education.  During his college years, Richard joined the Army National Guard.
Richard started his teaching career at Palmer Consolidated School in Palmer, Iowa.  He taught Voc. Ag. there from 1968-1971. During this time, he met Ellen Hoppe in the ISU extension office.  They were married in Pocahontas, Iowa on December 28, 1969.
In the summer of 1971, Richard and Ellen moved to Sully, Iowa, as he had accepted the position of Voc. Ag. teacher with the Lynnville-Sully School.  That same summer, they worked to open Ellen’s Fabric Shop in Newton.
In the summer of 1972, Richard and Ellen were involved in a serious car accident near Moville, Iowa.  Richard incurred head trauma that involved surgery, putting an end to his teaching career and changing who he was permanently.
After the accident, Richard restarted the Jolly Painting business, which he had begun during his college years.  The business allowed him social interaction and the ability for him to work at his own pace.  Upon retiring in 2011, Richard and Ellen moved to Correctionville.
Richard was a people person who loved to talk.  No person was a stranger.  He enjoyed coffee time for the conversation, and his long walks for exercise were only interrupted by the chance to talk to someone.
Richard was admired as a very good Voc. Ag. teacher by his students — a teaching career that was cut short.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife of 46 years, Ellen; his three sons: Kyle (Deanne) Jolly of Roland, IA and their daughter, Adaline; Brett Jolly of Des Moines, IA and his daughter, Roxanna; and Kevin (Katie) Jolly of Gladstone, MO and their son, Ethan; two brothers: Arland (Sharon) Jolly of Pleasantville, IA and Rodney Jolly of Pleasantville, IA; a sister, Joye (Don) Dillman of Pullman, WA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Lorin and Ruth Jolly; and his father-in-law, Melvin Hoppe.

Gerald “Gerry” Thomas

Gerald Eugene “Gerry” Thomas, 81, of Sioux City, passed away on December 25, 2015 at his home.
Memorial services were held at be 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home. The Rev. Merrill Muller officiated. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville, Iowa.
Gerry was born on Dec. 7, 1934, in Sioux City, the son of Ralph and Dorothy (Peters) Thomas. He was raised in the rural Moville area and later the family moved into Moville. He attended country school and Moville High School.
Gerry entered the U.S. Navy and served for a total of 20 years, retiring from the service in August 1969. While in the service, he served on 12 ships during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
He was awarded the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, four Good Conduct Medals, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the China Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
After he left the service, he joined the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office.  He served there for 14 years. Gerry then drove a truck for a short while.  He later joined the U.S. Marshals Service, where he worked until 1992.
Gerry married Juanita Stubbs and they later divorced. That marriage was blessed with four children. He married Linda Johnson on Oct. 24, 1987, in Elk Point, South Dakota. The couple lived in several different locations and returned to Sioux City in 2013.
Gerry was an avid reader.  He enjoyed guns, horses, and motorcycles, and he loved to travel. While living in New Mexico, he was very active with the V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of Sioux City; his children: Michael Thomas, Pam (Ben) Cassens of Anthon, Iowa; Trish (Greg) Tempel of Joplin, Montana; Shannon Thomas of Omaha; Russ Johnson of Sioux City; Jon Johnson of Sioux City; and Paul Johnson of Bagley, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his sister and brothers, LaRae Lyons of Moville; Larry (Pat) Thomas of Ashland, Nebraska; and Steve (Sam) Thomas of Moville; and 10 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-in-law, Gene Lyons; and a nephew, Seth Thomas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice of Siouxland.

Glen Holst
Glen H. Holst, 80, of Moville, Iowa, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the Holly Springs Bible Fellowship in Holly Springs, Iowa, with Pastor Jim Thomas officiating.
Music selections were “This World Is Not My Home” (solo by Mitch Carrier), “It Is Well With My Soul” (solo by Jan Hansen), and “The Old Rugged Cross” (congregational song with Wanetta Steinhoff as organist).
Burial was in Spring Valley Cemetery, Moorhead, Iowa with military honors provided by the United States Army. Arrangements were under the direction of Rush Family Care Service of Onawa, Iowa.
Casket bearers were Mike Holst, Terry Holst, Dave Holst, Steve Holst, Jonathan Holst, Matthew Holst, Wyatt Holst, and Nick Holst.  Honorary bearers were Madison Holst and Rachel Holst.
Glen Henry was born July 21, 1935 in Denison, Iowa at his grandparent’s house, to Henry “Hank” and Edna (Andresen) Holst. The family moved several times during his youth.
Glen attended several schools in Cherokee County before moving to Moorhead, Iowa where he attended country schools for two years before going to town for fifth grade.  After graduating from the eighth grade, he went to work for his cousin Johnny, and then moved back to Moorhead, where he met Bonnie.
Glen worked different jobs for three years until joining the United States Army.  He served at Fort Gordon, near Augusta, Georgia.
While on leave Easter weekend, he married Bonita “Bonnie” Shaffer on April 6, 1958.  After two weeks on leave, he returned to Georgia.
Several months later, while on leave, they moved Bonnie to Georgia for his last seven months of service.  After his discharge from the Army, the couple moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Then they moved back to Moorhead, Iowa where he became the father of four sons: Mike, Terry, David, and Steve.
Glen worked for Iowa Beef for 12 years and then for John Morrell for 25 years before retiring to their twenty-acre home place.
Glen loved going to the sale barn and visiting with friends about the livestock he had at home. He also enjoyed going to church at Holly Springs Bible Fellowship and visiting with friends there.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Holst of Moville, IA; four sons: Mike (Theresa) Holst of Lawton, IA; Terry (JoAnn) Holst of Pewaukee, WI; Dave (Lori) Holst of Lawton, IA; and Steve (Kris) Holst of Hornick, IA; grandchildren Jonathan (Lynette Buenger and children Nathan and Madie) Holst, Matthew (Michaela Farnik) Holst, Wyatt Holst, Nick Holst, Madison Holst, and Rachel Holst; siblings Arlene Eisermann of Cascade, IA; Ray (Elaine) Holst of Soldier, IA; Ronnie (Carol) Holst of Dunlap, IA; and Kenny (Phyllis) Holst of Council Bluffs, IA; and several other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry “Hank” and Edna; a sister, Bettie Ann; two infant twin brothers; and a brother-in-law, Ike Eisermann.

Minnetta Schweitzberger,
Minnetta Marlene Schweitzberger, 82, passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 1, 2016, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Burial was in Kingsley Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.rohdefh.com.
Minnetta Marlene Olson was born April 25, 1933 in Lawton, Iowa, the daughter of Walter and Lillian (Hageman) Olson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
She graduated from Lawton High School, and she later married Kenneth Schweitzberger. They lived in the Moville/Kingsley area, where they raised their family. Her husband, Kenneth, passed in 2007.
Minnetta continued to live on their farm in rural Kingsley. Minnetta worked at the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center for many years before retiring. She was also a volunteer at the Kingsley-Pierson School for several years.
Survivors include her fiance, Byron Foster of Primghar, Iowa; four daughters: Roxann (Stan) Haugen of Moville, Iowa; Rhonda (Gregg) Roepke of Kingsley; Julie Davidson of Moville; and Marlene (Dale) Hughes of Lawton; one son, Mark (Laurie) Schweitzberger of Kingsley; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are two sisters, Virginia (Doyle) Smith of Lawton and Marlis Friesner of Sioux City; and two sisters-in-law, Sue Olson of Sioux City & Betsy Schweitzberger of Remsen, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Dustin Nitzschke; a son-in-law, Thomas Davidson; and a brother, Virgil Olson.

LeWayne L. Hansen

LeWayne L. Hansen, 96, of Sioux City, formerly of Correctionville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 26 at Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Correctionville, with Clif Cockburn officiating.
Burial was in the Correctionville Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Mumford-Moon Post 79 and the V.F.W. Sioux Valley Post 1750 of Correctionville. Online condolences can be given at nicklasdjensenfh.com.
LeWayne L. Hansen was born on Sept. 19, 1919, to William and Minnie (Vogt) Hansen in Correctionville.
He joined the U.S. Army on Oct. 1, 1941, where he was a member of the Company E 350th Infantry. He was discharged on September 29, 1945.
LeWayne was united in marriage to Lois J. Newton on April 11, 1946. He farmed for 11 years near Correctionville before moving into town.
LeWayne then started working for Wilson Trailers, where he would work for the next 25 years. In 1984, they moved to Sioux City.
LeWayne was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville. He was a member of the American Legion for 70 years.
He is survived by his sons: Dennis (Janet) Hansen of James, Iowa, and Michael (LeAnn) Hansen of Sergeant Bluff; five grandchildren: Niki Hansen, Trisha Hansen, Corey Hansen, Traci Hansen, and Tyler Hansen; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Deloris Dau; and a brother, Rex Hansen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois, in January 1993; brothers Buford, Merland and John Hansen; a brother-in-law, Vernon Dau; a sister-in-law, Anette Hansen; and a nephew, Ronney Hansen.

Weyland Beeghly

Weyland Beeghly, 72, died at home on December 10, 2015 in Omaha, NE after a two-month illness.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on January 2, 2016 at Morning Star Lutheran Church In Omaha, NE with a gathering to celebrate his life in the Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. in May.
Weyland was born on April 23, 1943 in Sioux City, Iowa to Milford and Dorothy (Graham) Beeghly. He was raised on his family’s 500-acre crop and livestock farm near Pierson, Iowa.
He graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1961, attended McPherson College in McPherson, KS for 2 years, and received a degree in Agriculture Journalism from Iowa State University in 1965.
After graduation, Weyland worked several years for the Ford Foundation in India before attending Bethany Seminary (Church of the Brethren) in Oakbrook, Illinois.
In 1970, he married Susan Caylor of Anderson Indiana, whom he met in Chicago at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute.  Both worked on the adolescent ward there.
The couple moved to Ithaca, NY, where he graduated from Cornell University in 1972 with a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics.
In 1973, he took a position with the Foreign Agriculture Service of the USDA as an analyst in the Grain & Feed Division.
He and his family moved to the former USSR in 1976, where he served as the assistant agricultural attaché at the American Embassy in Moscow.
From 1978-1983, Weyland took a break from the Foreign Service to farm the family farm.
In 1983, he returned to the Foreign Service where he spent the remainder of his career, serving 13 years as the agricultural counselor in the American embassies of the former USSR (1983-1986), Thailand (1986-1990), Poland (1991-1993), and India (1998-2002).
The remainder of his time with FAS was spent at the USDA in Washington, DC during which he and his family lived in Alexandria, VA.
Weyland was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2002. He retired in 2004, and moved with his wife to Omaha, NE in 2011 to be closer to his daughter and sisters.
Weyland often asserted that he had lived a wonderful life.  He travelled the world doing work that was interesting and fulfilling to him.  He achieved success both personally and professionally.
His integrity, unique humor, generous nature, and dedication to his work earned him the respect and friendship of many.
He will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew him.
Weyland is survived by his wife Susan; 3 children: Graham Beeghly of Santa Monica, CA, Laura Beeghly and husband Brian Priesman of Omaha, and Benjamin Beeghly and wife Anna of Baltimore, MD; 4 grandchildren, Tessa and Ezra Priesman and Milo and Mira Beeghly; and 2 sisters Beverlee McCollum and Bonnie Nigro, both of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milford and Dorothy Beeghly of Pierson, IA.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Parkinson’s Foundation.

Irene Hair
Irene Hair, 92, from Cor-rectionville died Friday, December 25, 2015 at her home near Correction-ville.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30 at the Church of Christ in Anthon, Iowa, with Pastor Keith Hair officiating.
Burial was held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon.
Irene May Hair was born on September 8, 1923, near Anthon, IA, the daughter of Asher and Gladys (Livermore) Bolles.  She married Kenneth Hair on May 1, 1940, at Sioux City, IA.  The couple farmed in the Anthon and Correctionville area.
Irene was a member of the Church of Christ at Anthon, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years.  She also was a member of the Christian Ladies Society.
Irene loved to sew, especially for her grandchildren.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, and doing crafts.   Her greatest joy was spending time with and caring for her family.
Those survivors left to cherish Irene’s memory include two daughters: Mary Hair and Delores Hair both of Correctionville; a son and his wife, Pastor Keith and Nancy Hair of Ida Grove; two grandchildren: April Hair of Omaha and Shane (Christy) Hair of Omaha; two great grandchildren: Cadie and Allie of Omaha; and two sisters: Shirley Downing of Anthon and Jeanette Cavin of Omaha.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; a son, Vernon; a sister, Velma; and a brother, Dale.

Ruby Wison
Ruby L. Wilson, 100, of Lawton, passed away on December 25, 2015, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Lawton. Burial was in Banner Township Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville, Iowa.
Ruby was born on January 22, 1915, in Lawton, to Adlai and Louise (Grigg) Plumer. Ruby graduated from Lawton High School.
Ruby married Art B. Wilson on Sept. 17, 1933. They farmed near Lawton until Art passed in 1996. Ruby cooked and made meals for the thrashers and farm hands.  She also raised chickens and sold the eggs.
She was an active member of the Eastern Star and the Community Presbyterian Church in Lawton, where she played the piano and the organ for many years.
Ruby enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and attending their activities. She also enjoyed sewing and gardening.  She had a special gift and a real ability when it came to music.
Survivors include her daughters: Joan (Mike) Brink of Arvada, Colorado and Mary Lou (Jim) Anderson of Lawton; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Art;  a sister, Jeann Edwards; and a brother, Ferd Plumer.

William Robson
William Robson, 90, of Thief River Falls, Minn-esota, formerly of Oto and Leeds, Iowa, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at his residence in Thief River Falls, surrounded by his loving family.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with the Rev. Robert Dahlen officiating. Burial was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls. Condolences may be sent to www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.
William Lowell Robson was born on March 13, 1925, in Leeds, Iowa, the son of Ruhle and Jane (Beals) Robson. He was baptized in the Christian faith.
He attended school in Hisle, S.D., and graduated from Oto (Iowa) High School in 1942. Shortly thereafter, he began working with his uncle, a honey producer.
William entered into service with the U.S. Army on Feb. 12, 1945 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He served in the Philippines and was honorably discharged on Aug. 3, 1946 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
He then attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska and enrolled in engineering. He also took photography courses and was student manager for the basketball team. Following college, William went on his own. This was the beginning of Robson Honey Farms.
William was united in marriage to Joan Gunda Thompson in Wadena, Minnesota. The couple were blessed with six children — Diane, Linda, Kami, William “Bill,” Robert and Darin — along with nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom brought great joy to their lives.
William and Joan made their home in Thief River Falls, while wintering in Texas with the bees for many years.
William formally become a member of the Sioux Bee Honey Association in the early 1950’s. He was proud to bring 13 other honey producers into the association throughout the years, including his sons.
William helped many get started in honey production and worked patiently and steadfastly to establish them in their businesses. He was always willing to assist his colleagues in the honey business in any way he could.
William was named the Sioux Honey Association’s Member of the Year in 1998. In receiving that honor, he was commended most for the personal qualities that he brought to his work.
Always a hard worker, William had a keen interest in improving the art and science of honey production, constantly working toward that end at Robson Honey Farms. He was unwaveringly loyal to those with whom he had worked and to the Sioux Bee Honey Association.
He pursued his work with an impeccable sense of ethics and integrity of the highest order. William’s family is extremely proud of his accomplishments and what he helped others to achieve.
During the summer months, William loved making sure that he took time for the family vacations, camping and taking in a Twins game or two.
With the arrival of the grandchildren, he and Joan enjoyed taking them to Twins and Vikings games and kidnapping them for summer camping trips. The grandchildren, nieces and nephews told many tales of the great times that they had on those outings.
He also enjoyed bonfires, reading, spending time outdoors and being part of nature. William loved flying and had his own airplane at one time.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Eagles Club, and the V.F.W. & American Legion Posts, all in Thief River Falls.
William is survived by daughters Diane (Ron Solberg) Robson, Linda Grant, and Kami (John) St. Marie; sons William “Bill” (Danica) Robson, Robert (Kristine) Robson, and Darin Robson; grandchildren Wendy (Mark) Daniels, Nick (LeaAnn Zipfel) Stokke, Zach and Griffin St. Marie, William “J.D.” Robson, Aaron Robson, Emily (Jake Tangen), and Benjamin and Anna Robson; great-grandsons Philip and Tate Daniels and Walker Stokke; brothers Dewey (Orlyn) Robson, & Don (Virginia) Robson; a sister, Myrtie (Gaylen) Demerest; brothers-in-law Harold (Verna) Thompson and Clayton “Bud” Thompson; sisters-in-law Lorna Robson and Elaine (Bruce) Thors-tenson; numerous nieces and nephews; and a special companion, Rudy, his cat. Rudy gave him much joy and comfort.
William was preceded in death by his wife, Joan in 2008; his parents; a brother, Arlin Robson; a sister, Betty Johnson; a son-in-law, Lawrence Grant; brothers-in-law Robert Johnson, Orrin Thompson, Erling Thompson, and Adrian “Abe” Thompson; and a sister-in-law, Carolyn Casavan.

Randy Gollhofer
Randy Gollhofer, 64, of Orange City, Iowa, passed away Friday, December 25, 2015 at his residence in Orange City.
Memorial services were held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kingsley, Iowa.   A private family burial will be held at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Kingsley, Iowa.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.
Randy R. Gollhofer was born September 10, 1951, Kingsley, Iowa, the son of Frank and Blanche (Timmins) Gollhofer.
Randy grew up in Kingsley graduating from Kingsley High School.  He married Cindy Ott June 18, 1977 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa.
After their marriage, Randy and Cindy lived in Kingsley and Sioux City before moving to Orange City, Iowa where they raised their family.
Randy was a formax operator for a food processing plant in Orange Iowa, where he worked until he retired.
Randy is survived by his wife, Cindy of Orange City, Iowa, one daughter, Melissa Gollhofer of Orange City, IA, two sons, Tim (Andrea) Gollhofer of LeMars, IA, and Dustin (Allison) Gollhofer of Hospers, IA, and four granddaughters, Kailee, Summer, Serena and Scarlett.
Also surviving are one sister, Dorothy (Larry) Ruhland of LeMars, IA, Jerome (Judy) Gollhofer of Kingsley, IA, Jim (Sherryl) of California and Larry (Ruth) Gollhofer of Minnesota.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Duane, and his nephew Todd.

Avianna Rios
    Avianna Adina Rios, the 7-day-old infant daughter of Alysha Beckstrom of Pierson, died Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Rev. Edgar Rodriguez from New Hope Church of Moville officiated.   Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson, Iowa.  Rohde Funeral Home handled the funeral arrangements.
Avianna was born November 29, 2015 at the Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.  She was the daughter of Alysha Beckstrom.
Survivors include her mother; her grandparents, Ron and Shelly Beckstrom of Pierson, Iowa and Wendell and Stephanie Birdhead of Council Bluffs, Iowa; two sisters, Arianna and Lilionna; and two brothers, Giovanni and Julian.
Also surviving is a special uncle, M.J. Desy, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Twila Klaschen
Twila M.  Klaschen, 81, from Washta, passed away Saturday, December 5, 2015 at her residence in Washta, Iowa.
Memorial services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2015 at Meadow Star Methodist Church in rural Washta, Iowa, with Rev. Len Garrison officiating.  Burial was at Grand Meadow Cemetery in rural Washta, Iowa.
Twila Mae was born May 29, 1934, Grand Meadow, Iowa, the daughter of Rex L. and Elma A. (Nafe) Klingensmith.  She grew up in the Washta area, graduating from Grand Meadow High School in 1951.
After graduation, she worked at various jobs before becoming bookkeeper for Culligan, where she worked for 33 years.
Twila was very active at the Meadow Star Methodist Church, where she held several offices of the church.  She was a lifelong member.
She and Keith Klaschen were married November 7, 1954 at the Meadow Star Methodist Church.  They made their home in the Grand Meadow area, where they raised their family.
They retired from farming in 1987 then moving into Washta, where they lived.  Keith died on April 16, 2006.  After his passing Twila continued to live in Washta.
Twila was an active volunteer with the Grand Meadow Heritage Center.  She very proud of her Grand Meadow heritage.
Survivors include one daughter, Pamela Mae (Les) Mohning of Marcus, IA; one son, Lonnie (Marsha) Klaschen of Washta, IA; five grandsons: Travis (Charissa) Schlenger, Chad (Laura) Schlenger, Kory (Stephanie) Schlenger, Cody (Debbie) Klaschen, and Boomer Klaschen and his special friend, Kassie; two granddaughters, Kiley Mae and Amanda Klaschen; six great-grandsons: Mark and Timothy Schlenger, Carter Klaschen and  Aiden Peterson, and Kevin and Seth Schlenger; and five great-granddaughters: Breanne, Abigail and Reese Schlenger and Baylee and Kennedy Klaschen.  Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Lee (Betz) Elser of Fresno, CA, and Gail Jean (Roger) Chinn of Grassy Butte, ND; and one brother, Larry (Penny) Klingensmith of Washta, Iowa.
Her extended family includes three grandsons: Chris (Nicole), Tim (Sherry) and Charlie Mohning; a granddaughter, Jenny (Jared) Schoenrock; 13 great-grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Twila was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Keith; a brother-in-law, Ray Elser; and a nephew, Rene` Elser.

Shirley Neustrom
Shirley Mae Neustrom, 91, of Moville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at Char-Mac assisted living in Lawton, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 12 at Immaculate Conception Church in Moville, with the Rev. Brad Pelzel officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Anthon, Iowa. Arrangements were with McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Shirley was born November 22, 1924, in a farmhouse in Moville to Bernard & Maude (Harms) Thomas. She graduated from Moville High School in 1943.
She married Robert V. Neustrom on September 1, 1945 in Moville. Robert and Shirley farmed in Moville Township until 1968, when they moved into Moville. Robert passed away on September 29, 1995.
Shirley was employed at several cafes in Moville and at J.C. Penney’s in Sioux City.
Shirley was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Moville. She was also a treasurer for the Catholic Daughters for several years.
She enjoyed playing cards, cooking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and attending her sons’ sporting events through the years.
Survivors include her five sons: Robert (Jan) of Moville, Tim (Laura) of Sioux City, Terry of Sioux City, Kelly of Moville, and Kirk of Iowa City, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Emmy Neustrom of Sioux Falls, SD; a sister-in-law, Marcella Thomas; a niece, Tamara (Chuck) Hayes; and a nephew, Barry Thomas, all of Moville; plus 13 grandchildren: Amie Neustrom, Katie Stice, Mark (Bonny) Triplett, Michelle (Steve) Brown, Sheila (Rick) Volk, Traci Neustrom, Robert Neustrom, Timoni West, Anthony Neustrom, Sidney Vall-adolid, Sarah (Josh) Poggenpohl, Michael Neustrom and Ben Neustrom; 8 great-grandchildren: Olivia, Ava and Lilly Volk, Camie and Alec Brown, and Laila, Alina and Melody Neustrom; and a great-great-grandchild, Amora Mayo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Thomas M. Neustrom; two brothers, Jack and Bob Thomas; a brother and sister-in law, Dick and Pauline Dickman; a brother-in-law, Gene Bridges; and a daughter-in-law, Amy Neustrom.

Michael Mueller
Michael A. Mueller, 66, from Lawton, formerly from Sioux City, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at a hospital in Cherokee, Iowa.
Services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City.  Condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Mike was born March 5, 1949, in Sioux City. He was the son of Harold and Mary (Crichton) Mueller.
Mike grew up in the Riverside area of Sioux City and graduated from Riverside High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a medic during the Vietnam Conflict.
After his service in Vietnam, Mike worked for a funeral home in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, before going to mortuary school in Mount Hood, Oregon.
After graduating from mortuary school, Mike returned to Sioux City. He worked for Meyer Brothers Funeral Homes for 28 years, until he was forced to retire due to illness (Parkinson’s disease).
Mike married Mary Girard. To this union, two sons were born — Brad and Nick.  After divorcing Mary Girard, Mike married Mary Gothier in 1996.
He was a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.
Mike enjoyed golfing, and he was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan.
Survivors include his wife Mary of Lawton; two sons: Brad Mueller of Tucson, Arizona and Nick (Jessica) Mueller of San Diego, California and their son Beckett; a stepdaughter, Jillian (Bryan) Shanahan of Flagstaff, Arizona and their children, Piper and Jaxon; two stepsons: Jeremy Gothier of Sioux City and Wayne Dallman of Sioux City; two brothers, Ron Mueller of Sioux City and Daryl Mueller of Prescott, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Virgil Colshan
Virgil W. Colshan, 82, of Cushing, died  Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at Correction-ville Nursing and Rehab Center.
Services were held be 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 14 at Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville. Burial was in Correctionville Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Mumford-Moon Post 79 and VFW Sioux Valley Post 1750 of Correctionville.
Virgil was born May 9, 1933, in Battle Creek, IA, the son of William E. & Esther G. (Chisholm) Colshan. He graduated from Correctionville High School in 1951.
He was drafted in the United States Army and served in Missouri, Japan, and Korea. During this time, he married his high school sweetheart, Ruby E. Sands, at the Post Chapel in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1953.
After his military duty, he farmed near Lawton, IA, and later moved to Correctionville, IA, where he worked for Walter Harder for many years. In 1977, he moved to Cushing where he was employed until his retirement in 2002.
Virgil enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, golfing, and gardening with Ruby. He also enjoyed watching eagles and other wildlife around his home.
When he was at the nursing home, Virgil took pleasure in sharing his eagle book with the other residents and staff. Virgil delighted in collecting coins and sharing them with Jim and Lana Cunningham.
The family of Virgil would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center and Care Initiatives Hospice, especially Barb.
Virgil is survived by his four sons, Larry (Carol) Colshan of Mount Pleasant, SC, Rick (June) Colshan of Forest City, IA, Randy (Yvonne) Colshan of Mapleton, IA, and Brian (Deb) Colshan of Cushing, IA, and ten grandchildren, Erin, Emily, Matthew, and Sarah; Derick; Kyle and Edward (EJ); Megan, Brianna, and Hannah.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Ruby.

Daniel “Dan Joe” Cooper
Daniel Joseph “Dan Joe” Cooper, 74, of Moville, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness.
At Dan Joe’s request, no services will be held. Arrangements are with Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel in Sioux City.
Dan Joe was born on February 7, 1941 at home in Correctionville, Iowa, to the late Vernon and Leona (Wetrosky) Cooper. He attended country school, Washta School, and Woodbury Central School.
He married the late Linda Seeley in 1966. From this short union, a daughter, Kelly, was born.
Dan Joe married Mary Verdugo in 1992. They later divorced.
Daniel worked at many places, including Dixon Brothers Construc-tion, Simonsen’s, Lundell’s, Rodda Mack Shop and Schaeff. He was a welder for 26 years. He retired from Schaeff in 2002.
He spent most of his life in Moville. He was baptized at Rock Branch Methodist Church.
Dan Joe was an avid collector of John Deere toy tractors. He loved gardening and helping his neighbors with their cattle.
He was the caretaker of Wetros-ky Cemetery in Plymouth County, Iowa.  His favorite singer was Elvis Presley.
One of the greatest joys of his life was being reunited with his daughter in 2014. He had searched for her for 47 years. Dan Joe felt blessed to have spent the last six months of her life with her.
Survivors include his brothers and sisters: Dale Cooper of Mov-ille; Pat Dunnington of Wic-kenburg, Arizona; Kathy (Donald) Brookbank of Holstein, Iowa; Virginia (Randolph) Batts of Turkey, NC; Dennis Cooper of Correctionville; and Donald (Barb) Cooper of Cherokee, Iowa; 12 nieces and nephews; and numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Kelly; a sister-in-law, M. Eileen Cooper; and a brother-in-law, James Dunnington.

Virginia Rhea
Virginia Rhea, 82, of rural Quimby passed away Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 30th at Quimby Baptist Church in Quimby. Dr. Robert Stout will officiate.
Burial was in Afton Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee. A family prayer service was held at 10:15 a.m. Monday at the church.
Visitation was 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, with the family present 2 to 4 p.m., at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Virginia was born on Nov. 18, 1933, in Cherokee County, Iowa, to Dale and Bessie (Smith) Martin. She grew up on a farm 10 miles north of Cherokee. She attended country school through the eighth grade and attended Cherokee High School through ninth grade and then in later years attained her G.E.D. at the age of 57.
She was married to Robert R. Rhea on Aug. 6, 1952, at Pine City, Minn. She had worked as a waitress in Hershey, Pa., at the Battery Factory in Sioux City, was the owner and operator of the Quimby Café in the 1980s and was a nurse’s aide at the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee for many years, retiring in 1998.
Virginia was a very active member of the Quimby Baptist Church. Over the years she had been the church secretary, a Sunday school teacher, active in Bible study classes and Women’s Retreat. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, dancing, fishing, bird watching, reading her Bible and mysteries, going on trips with her family, and helping out at her church any way that she could.
She is survived by her four sons, Kenneth (Colleen) Rhea of rural Quimby, Randall (Paula) Rhea of rural Quimby, Bob Rhea of rural Quimby,and Bill (Terry) Rhea of St. Joseph, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one sister, Linda (Bob) Craig of Cherokee, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Janet (Gus) Kai of Aurelia, Iowa, and Janet Myers of Wayne, Neb.; also several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert on April 26, 1987; her in-laws, William and Nora Rhea; a brother-in-law, George Rhea; a sister-in-law, Delores Rhea; and a nephew, James Craig.

Lillian Nairn
Lillian Nairn, 76, of Pierson, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at her residence in Pierson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa, with Rev. Len Garrison officiating. Burial was at Sunset View Cemetery in Washta, Iowa.
Lillian Ann Nairn was born June 15, 1939 in Holstein, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Anna F. (Gehrke) Saxen.  She graduated from Correctionville High School in 1957.  After graduation, she worked at Security National Bank in Sioux City, Iowa.
Lillian later worked as a caregiver for people who needed health care to be able to live in their own home.  After retiring, Lillian lived in Pierson, where her family and friends lived.
Lillian is survived by her significant other, Jim Manson of Pierson, IA, two sons, Greg Nairn and significant other, Karyn of Bronson, IA, Jeffery Nairn of Rochester, MN, and a daughter, Julie Chinn and significant other, Kerry, of Pierson, IA.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Ryan (Jamie) Chinn of Pierson,  Donald Chinn, Jr., of Correctionville, IA, Holly Guthridge of Moville, IA, and Kelsie Steineke of Cherokee, IA, great-grandchildren, Alex, Jesse, Ella, Isaac, Lila, Wyatt, Donny III Tommy, two brothers, Wendell (Jackie) Saxen  and Danny (Bonnie) Saxen both of Pierson, Iowa.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Casey, seven brothers, Edmund, Robert, Henry Jr., Lawrence, Raymond, Franklin and Harold.

Cassandra Paris
Cassandra L. Paris, 31, of Correction-ville, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at her residence in Correction-ville.
A funeral service was held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville.  Burial was at the Correctionville Cemetery of Correctionville.  The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville was in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com
Cassandra Lynne Paris was born to Harley and Lisa Paris on November 9, 1984 in Sioux City, Iowa.  She graduated from River Valley High School.
Cassie loved to camp, go tubing down the river and ride motorcycles.  She was very involved with her boys’ football, baseball, basketball and wrestling.  She loved her nieces and nephews very much.
Cassie was survived by her parents, Harley and Lisa Paris of Correctionville; her sons: Caden Paris, Jesse Anderson and James Anderson of Correctionville; her maternal grandmother, Adrian Wisner; her brothers, Mitch and Amanda Paris and their children, Quentin and Maddox; Brandon and Jodi Paris and their children, Oliver and Harlee Paris; Cody Paris and a special friend, Emilee; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Sharon and Donald Paris; her granddad, Jack Wisner; her maternal grandfather, Thomas Van Donselaar; her great-grandma Deloris Macklem and her niece, Lucy Lynn Paris.

Dorothy Goodwin
Dorothy Elizabeth Goodwin, 93, of Lawton, died  Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Char-Mac Assisted Living in Lawton.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 5 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton.  The Rev. Bruce Jackson officiated. Graveside services were held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 5 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.christysmith.com.
Dorothy was born on Dec. 13, 1921, in Lawton, to Orville and Emma (Meyers) Barth. She grew up and attended school in Lawton until after her junior year when the family moved to the Bronson area. She graduated from Bronson High School with the class of 1939.
After graduation, she went to work for Skaff Oil Company for several years as a secretary.
Dorothy married William E. Goodwin on Oct. 14, 1943, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton. During the early years of their marriage, Dorothy lived and worked in New York City, while Bill served in the Merchant Marines.
After World War II, the couple moved to Storm Lake, Iowa, where they started their family. The couple had three children: William Jr., Joyce and Judy.
In 1951, they moved to Lawton, where she continued to be a stay-at-home mom. In 1965, Dorothy went to work for the Western Iowa Telephone Company in Lawton as a receptionist in the office. Later, she served as the Bethel Lutheran Church secretary until she retired.
She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and served as the church secretary and trained Pastor Jackson on getting the newsletter done on time.
Dorothy’s hobbies included being a member of the Dancing Grannies and Grandpas and the Kingsley Square Dance Club, playing cards (especially 500) with her card club friends, putting jigsaw puzzles together, spending time with her grandkids and attending their activities.
She especially looked forward to watching Dancing with the Stars every Monday with her daughter, Judy, her daughter in-law, Kathy, and Pert.
Surviving are two daughters, Judy Stevens of Lawton and Joyce and her husband, Frank Cloudas of Bay Minette, Alabama; a daughter in-law, Kathy Goodwin of Lawton; nine grandchildren: Dr. Todd and his wife, Nicole Goodwin, Trish and her husband Brent Scheideman, Willie and his wife Honnea Cloudas, Yvonne and her husband Phil Williams, Joyce Ann Cloudas, Steven and his wife Andrea Cloudas, Josh Stevens, Jeremy and his wife Kate Stevens, and Jeff and his wife Nicole Stevens; 17 great-grandchildren and two more on the way; a brother Jerry and his wife, Shirley Barth of Sioux City; two nieces: Kathy and her husband, Ken Weber, and Kim and her husband, Dan Lauer; and a nephew, Jerry and his wife, Donna Barth.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Sr.; her son, William Jr.; her son-in-law, Phil Stevens; and her grandson, Jason Stevens.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Siouxland (4300 Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City, IA 51104) or Bethel Lutheran Church (322 Pine St., Lawton, IA 51030).

Jean Edwards
Jean Edwards, 76, of Primghar, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Prairie View Home in San-born, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8 at United Church of Primghar, with the Rev. Kristina Mullen officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Primghar. Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be sent to eldridgefamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Jean D. Edwards, the daughter of Art and Ruby (Plummer) Wilson, was born on April 24, 1939, in Sioux City, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Lawton High School in 1957. After graduation, she attended Morningside College in Sioux City, where she met her husband, Bill. She was united in marriage to William Edwards on Sept. 1, 1961, in Sioux Falls, SD.
After their marriage, the couple moved to Primghar, where Jean worked with her husband Bill at Nicholson and Edwards Grain Company. Bill preceded Jean in death on July 13, 2005.
After Bill’s passing, Jean remained at home until entering Prairie View Home in Sanborn in 2014, where she passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015, reaching the age of 76 years, 7 months and 10 days.
Jean was an active member of the United Church of Primghar. She was a member of the Baum Harmon Hospital Auxiliary and a past board member. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, going to her kids’ and grandchildren’s activities, and traveling.
Left to cherish Jean’s memory are three sons, their wives, and their families: Kurt and Marilee Edwards and their son Derek and wife Ang and daughters, Rae and Aria; Jim and Loretta Edwards and their children: Traci, Ashli and her husband Adam, and Bryce; Tom and Jody Edwards & their children: Mitchell, Matthew and Brooklyn, all from Primghar; her mother, Ruby Wilson of Sioux City; a twin sister, Joan Brink of Arvada, Colorado, a sister, Mary Lou Anderson of Lawton, Iowa; and other relatives and many friends.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Bill and her father, Art.
“See ya around the world.”

Larry Walker
Larry Walker, 72, of Moville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, after a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on  Thursday, December 10 at the United Methodist Church in Moville with Neil Peck officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, with family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7 p.m., all at the church.
Arrangements are with Christy-Smith Funeral Home.
Larry was born Oct. 18, 1943, in Holstein, Iowa, to George Lewis “Lew” and Rosalie Maude Walker. As a young man, he moved to Moville.  He graduated from Moville High School in 1961.
He married Marcia Clausen on Dec. 9, 1961, at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa.
Larry retired after working with the USDA Soil Conservation Service and working 23 years with the United States Postal Service.
Larry was a charter member of Meadows Golf Course in Moville, and the Jaycees. He umpired Little League and high school baseball for a number of years. He was one of the first three EMT volunteers on the Moville ambulance squad, along with being a volunteer fireman for many years.
He was a member of Trial Lodge 532, AF and AM, the Sioux City Scottish-Rite, where he was designated with the Honour of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour, and Abu Bekr Shrine, belonging to several units.
He enjoyed his retirement.  He followed his grandkids’ activities, rooted for the Iowa Hawkeyes, and was active in the Abu Bekr Shrine.
Survivors include his wife Marcia; three sons: Kirk (Nancy) of Bellevue, Neb., Kyle (Nancy) of Wheaton, Ill., and Kelly of Moville; two brothers, Ronald (Jan) Walker of Ankeny, Iowa, and Russ (Muriel) Walker of Moville; a sister-in-law, Marilyn (Keith) Richardson of Kingsley; four brothers-in-law: Clair (Darnell) Clausen of Apache Junction, Ariz., Larry (Sharon) Clausen of Spencer, Iowa, Dennis (Debbie) Clausen of Ida Grove, Iowa, and Darold (Carolyn) Clausen of York, S.C.; six grandchildren: Alex (Olivia) and Alissa Walker, Cecilia and Nicholas Walker, and Austin and Tyler Walker; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother and his wife, Loren and Karen; an infant sister, Barbara; his in-laws, Bill and Marcella Clausen; and a nephew, Randy Walker.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Abu Bekr Shriner Transportation Fund at 820 Nebraska St., Sioux City, IA  51101.

Barbara Schrunk

Barbara A. Schrunk, 82, of Le Mars, formerly of Danbury, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at All Saints Catholic Parish–St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass. Burial will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Danbury, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, with the family present 5 to 8 p.m., a rosary at 5 p.m., and a Scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to services Tuesday at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars.   Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Barbara Ann Schrunk, the daughter of Otto and Frances (Sohm) Schrunk, was born on April 17, 1933, on a farm near Mapleton, Iowa.  She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Danbury and later Danbury High School. She continued her education at National Business School in Sioux City.
Barbara’s first job was with Booth Fisheries in Sioux City. She later accepted a position with Postal Finance in Sioux City. Barbara returned to the Mapleton area and worked at Flanigan Motors. Following her work at the dealership, Barbara would work for the next 27 years at First State Bank. She retired to care for her ailing mother.
Barbara was an active and faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Danbury. She had also been a member of the Rotary Club in Mapleton. Barbara enjoyed playing cards, painting and ceramics.
She is remembered by her siblings, Odelia Schrunk of Clinton, Iowa, Charlie (Genevieve) Schrunk of Le Mars, LeRoy (Sally) Schrunk of Le Mars, Ace (Mary) Schrunk of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Otto (Kathi) Schrunk of Sioux City, and Byron (Patti) Schrunk of Tijeras, N.M.; a sister-in-law, Tina Schrunk of Danbury; 24 nieces and nephews; 39 great-nieces and nephews; and 10 great-great nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John and Bruce; and a nephew.

Fred Briese Jr.
    Fred A. Briese Jr., 92, of Correction-ville died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at Correction-ville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 2 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon, Iowa. Burial was in Correctionville Cemetery, with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Mumford Moon Post 79 of Correctionville.
Visitation was held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. The family is receiving condolences online at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Fred August Briese Jr. was born May 11, 1923, in rural Correctionville, on the family farm, now a Century Farm. He was the son of
Fred August Sr. and Minnie (Lenz) Briese.
He grew up on the farm and received his formal education in the country school located on the farm. He began farming with the family and in 1946, as a young man, he was drafted into the U.S. Occupation Army.
Upon his honorable discharge in 1947, Fred returned home to the farm.
On May 8, 1947, he was united in marriage to Doris Nadine Jacobs at the Church of Christ Parsonage in Correctionville. After their marriage, the couple’s life work was in farming. They bought a farm west of Correctionville in 1952, where they raised their six children.
Fred and Doris also owned and operated the Correctionville Produce and Clothing business from 1962 to 1974. After an active life, Doris passed away Dec. 14, 2009.
Fred loved the farm. He planted corn for 76 years from age 16 until he was 91. He also loved to tend to his huge and very productive gardens which became a family project as the children and grandchildren helped him in his later years.
He found satisfaction in harvesting the garden produce and sharing it with anyone lucky enough to receive the fresh vegetables. At the time of his recent illness, he was still growing tomatoes.
He also enjoyed fishing, dancing and gaming but above all, he loved his family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Fred and Doris sold and distributed Watkins products together for years, a tradition he continued after her death for a total 30 years. Fred was also a DeKalb Seed Corn salesman for over 25 years.
Fred served as a member of the Correctionville and Eastwood School Boards for 25 years. He was also a member of the American Legion Mumford Moon Post 79 of Correctionville.
Those survivors left to cherish their memories of Fred include his six children, Linda O’Connell and her husband, Dennis of San Diego, Calif., Paul Briese and Brian Briese and his wife, Pamela, all of Correctionville, Patricia Briese of Arnolds Park, Iowa, Peggy Briese and her husband, Jeff Schroeder of Omaha, and Lori Briese and Bill Warner of Phoenix, Ariz.; dear family friends, Roger and Beulah Sand of Anthon, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Amy (O’Connell) Kirby and her husband, Matt of Portland, Ore., Jennifer (Briese) Back and her husband, Jacob of Plano, Texas, Shannon (Briese) Fredricksen and her husband, Travis of Springdale, Ark., David Briese and his wife, Kayla of Sioux City, Nicholas Schroeder of Des Moines, Iowa, Margaret (Schroeder) Menard and her husband, Garret of Omaha, and Samuel Briese of Correctionville; five great-grandchildren, Carina and Ciera Kirby of Portland, Ore., Emily and Natalie Back of Plano, Texas, and Landon Briese of Sioux City; two brothers; a nephew and his wife, John and Gayle Jacobs and a niece, Barbara Rowse, all of Correctionville; along with numerous other nieces and nephews; and many good friends and neighbors.
Along with his beloved wife, Doris, Fred was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Nathan Briese; three brothers, Marion, Arnold and Dean; and a sister-in-law, Wanda Jacobs.
A memorial in Fred’s name will be established for the Iowa Honor Flight Network for veterans.

Delores Diamond
Delores Diamond, of Anthon, died  November 21, 2015. Funeral services were held Friday, November 27, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at the Anthon United Methodist  Church. Pastor Janet Rieckhoff-Faris officiated.
Honors were provided by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #389 of Anthon, Iowa.
Interment will take place at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery, Anthon, Iowa.
Delores Anna (Kollbaum) Diamond was born December 22, 1928, in Crawford County, the daughter of Henry and Ida (Hesse) Kollbaum.
She grew up on the Bailey Ranch where she received her formal education in country school. Delores maintained fond memories of her childhood days on the Bailey Ranch with her large family.
In the early 1940’s, the entire extended Kollbaum family moved to a farm in Woodbury County. Delores recalled learning to work on the family farm at an early age and realized it was hard work milking cows, driving a team of horses, and picking corn by hand.
She later worked in the home of the Groat Family at Anthon, who owned the John Deere Implement Dealership.
It was then that she met Ralph Diamond, the love of her life. Ralph and Delores were united in marriage on September 4, 1949, at the United Methodist Church in Anthon. The couple recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary.
They made their home in Anthon where they raised their three children.
Delores was always a busy lady, having been employed at multiple jobs outside the home as well. She wasn’t afraid of work. Delores loved her flower garden and just being outside.
She liked to cook and bake. She also enjoyed playing cards and having coffee with her friends in Anthon and recently began playing cards again with her siblings on the weekend.
Delores and Ralph were dedicated to community volunteerism and believed in taking on these duties as a couple.
She was active in her membership at the United Methodist Church at Anthon and the American Legion Auxiliary MCNiff Unit #389 of Anthon. She and Ralph were involved with the Anthon Community Center and the Anthon Golf Course Club House as well as numerous other community projects over the many years.
The couple traveled extensively together to wherever their children lived in their own careers. Miles were not a barrier as they experimented with different modes of transportation, some she enjoyed more than others.
Delores lived a full and rewarding life, one that was even more fulfilled by the love she had for her family, especially her grandchildren.
Those family member left to embrace their loving memories of Delores are her husband, Ralph; her three children, Susan Wilson and her husband, Steve of Correctionville, Iowa, Stephen D. Diamond and his wife, Deborah of LaFeria, Texas, and Rick S. Diamond and his wife, Lori of Warrenton, Virginia; nine grandchildren, Lee Wilson, Jeff (Carmen) Wilson, Stacey (Cary) Bahrke, Stephanie (TJ) Klaschen, Jennifer (Randy) Lindberg, Ryan (Sarah) Diamond, Lindsey Diamond, Anthony (Tracie) Diamond, and Joe Diamond; 16 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; three sisters, Leona (Norman) Schmidt of Danbury, Iowa; LaJune (Tom) Gray of Sioux City, Iowa, and Roberta Hollsworth of Anthon, Iowa; two brothers Henry (Lila) Kollbaum III of Anthon, Iowa and Gene (Linda) Kollbaum of Bronson, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Ruth Malone and Darlene Zimmerman.

Harold Sudbeck
Harold Sudbeck, 86, of Chandler, Arizona, formerly of Sioux City, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, after a brief illness.
Celebration of life services are being planned to be held in January in Chandler.
Harold was born in Crofton, Neb., to John and Matilda Sudbeck. He was one of seven sons and one daughter. He served in the military in Korea.
He married Helen McGowen in 1951, and they had four children. He started his career in Sioux City at D.K Baxter Co., then sold insurance for a brief period and finished his career as a realtor.
He is survived by his daughters, Marcia Packard of Sioux City, Marlene Bauer of Mesa, Ariz., and Margo (Jeff) Utesch of Moville, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Bud (Jeannie) Sudbeck, and Bob (Macrina) Sudbeck; and his sister, Charlotte (Chuck) Bohlin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Michael; and his brothers, Irvin, Duane, Ralph and Don.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a Hospice. His care was being assisted by Hospice Family Care in Mesa at the time of his death.

Jack Mahrt
Jack Henry Mahrt, formerly of Pierson, passed away on Nov. 20, 2015, in Porterville, California.
Services were held December 1 at Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 S. Cornelia Avenue, in Fresno, California.
Jack was born on Dec. 14, 1920, on a farm near Pierson. Jack grew up in Pierson during the Great Depression.
His great love growing up was basketball. During his senior year at Pierson High, he helped lead his team to the Iowa State Finals and was named the most valuable player. Jack was offered a basketball scholarship to Morningside College.
Another love growing up was going out to his grandfather, George Mahrt’s farm, to ride Mabel, the pony, and be with his many aunts and uncles.
Jack moved to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1939 and worked as a machinist until joining the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943. He was honorably discharged in 1946.
Jack managed seed companies in San Joaquin and Firebaugh, Calif., for more than 40 years.
He was the city clerk of the City of San Joaquin for more than 20 years.
Jack was active in Elks, American Legion, James Ranch Grange, Dante Club, and the Lions Club throughout the years.
He is survived by his two children, Joelle Ann Mahrt Turner and Jack Henry Mahrt. Jack was blessed with five grandchildren, Kareese Turner Leslie, DeeAnne Turner de Montalvo, Garrick Turner, Tomi Mahrt McDonald, and Jack Mahrt III; 11 great-grandchildren. Later in life, Jack met, married, and is survived by Minnie K. Frank Diebert. They lived for many happy years in Madera, Calif. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Kristi Diebert Lakeman, Martha Diebert Noblett, Margie Diebert Hinkle and Harry Diebert.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John Christian Mahrt and Ruby Edna Cooper Denlinger Mahrt; and his sister, Lorraine Mahrt Ordway.
In lieu of flowers, the family recommends donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or a charity of your choice.

Martha Dale

Martha S. Dale, 96, of Hinton, died Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at a Kingsley, Iowa nursing home.
Graveside services were held in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Arrangements were under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home.

Frances “Fran” Short

Frances “Fran” J. Short, 86, of Lawton, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at her home.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 19 at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City. The Rev. Bruce Jackson of Bethel Lutheran Church officiated. Burial was in Lake Elsinore, California.
Fran was born on June 5, 1929, in rural Anthon, Iowa, the daughter of Walter E. and Viola A. (Dicus) Short. Fran was raised in the Anthon area and graduated from Climbing Hill (Iowa) High School in 1947.
She worked for the Sioux City Battery Company for many years. After the Battery closed, she moved to California, where she worked for Moore Business Forms for 32 years.
Fran retired in 1988. She returned to Lawton in 2005.
Fran was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton. She loved helping children’s charities including the Shriner’s Children’s Fund and Camp High Hopes. She also thought the Wounded Warrior Fund was a very important charity.
Fran loved to garden, do woodworking and puzzles, and go to lunch with Deb. She was very patriotic and never missed voting.
She also enjoyed visiting shut-ins and just helping others. She loved the Los Angeles Angels baseball team.
The family wants to give a special thanks to Henry and Marilyn Danettel and the care givers of Hospice of Siouxland for all the love and care that they gave to Fran.
Fran is survived by her sisters, Alice Van Laningham of Sioux City; Lois Smith of Ida Grave, Iowa; Lorsey Vest of Orange City, Iowa; and Virginia and Robert Seitzinger of Moville, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews; and her special friends, Deb and Steve Lawrey of Sioux City and their children, Ryan and Megan, Rick & Rob, and Ryan’s three children.
Fran was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Phyllis Prather, Helen Washburn, Joyce Bolles, and Doris Rasmussen; and her brother, Donald Short.
Memorial may be given in Fran’s name to Camp High Hopes, the Shriner’s Children’s Fund or the Wounded Warrior Program.

Charles Downing
Charles O. Downing, 80, of Bronson, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 20, 2015 at his home after a short struggle with cancer.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes in Sioux City.  Burial was in Oto Cemetery in Oto, Iowa.
Charles was born July 23, 1935 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of George & Etta Downing. He was raised and educated in Oto, graduating from Oto High School in 1954.
Charles did odd jobs for farmers around the Oto and Akron until joining the law enforcement field.
He spent 40 years in law enforcement work, working at the North Sioux City, South Dakota Police Department. He was also a WoodburyCounty Deputy Sheriff for 6 ½ years, reaching the rank of sergeant. He was also a jail supervisor.
Charles started the K-9 program for Woodbury County. He was also the first Chief of Police in Sergeant Bluff, retiring in 1997.
Charles married Sandra Pollock. One adopted son, one son and one daughter were born. He later married Danise Harrison and later Kesy Groves.
Those left to mourn his passing include his two sons, Charles Michael (Julie) Downing of Dennison, Iowa and Bradley (Kaia) Downing of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren: Shelby and Jordan Downing, Joshua (Marisol), Shae and Nissa Downing and Rachel Martinez; three great-great grandchildren; one sister, Lily Mae Ronfeldt; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Carla; two brothers: Roy and an infant brother; seven sisters: Frances, Maxine, Georgetta, Mary, Marguerite, Emma and Anita; eight brothers-in-law; three nieces; and two nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland.

Missie Smith

Missie I. Smith, 46, of Moville, Iowa, died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at her home after a battle with cancer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville. McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes in Moville is in charge of arrangements.
Missie was born June 5, 1969 in Walnut Creek, California, the daughter of Clayton and Cheryle (Cain) Simonsen.
As a young girl, she moved with her family to Yankton, South Dakota, where she grew up and attended school.
Missie moved to Sioux City. On September 27, 2003, she married Patrick Smith in Moville, Iowa. Together they made their home in Moville. Over the years, Missie worked as a day care provider.
She attended both Trinity Lutheran Church and New Hope Church in Moville, Iowa.
Missie’s number one joy in life was her family and friends. She also enjoyed crafts, baking and cooking.
Survivors include her husband, Pat Smith of Moville; four children: Aaron Wiste (fiancé, Alyssa Jensen) and Kasidi Wiste, Levi Smith and Jewel Smith all of Moville, IA; her parents, Clayton and Cheryle Simonsen of Sioux City; her father and mother in-law, Lester and Dorothy Smith of Moville, IA; two sisters, Cris Simonsen-Breffle of Crofton, NE and Teri (Jim) Schoepf of Lawrence, KS; a brother in-law, Andy (Beth) Smith of Sioux City, IA, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by a sister, Diane Winbigler.

Robert “Bob” Hinkhouse
Robert B. “Bob” Hinkhouse, 91, of Pierson, passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 13 at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Correctionville, Iowa. The Rev. Wayne Pfannkuch officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery, Pierson. Johnson–Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa was in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Robert Bernard Hinkhouse was born on June 1, 1924, on a farm near Pierson, one of five children of Willie and Nellie (Williams) Hinkhouse. He attended school in Pierson, graduating in 1941.
Bob served in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 24, 1943, to April 17, 1946. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier CVE-55 Casablanca and served in the Pacific Theatre as second class petty officer aviation machinist.
On Jan. 11, 1949, he was united in marriage to Bette Herbold. The couple farmed southwest of Pierson for 40 years. He also co-owned the Gulf Fertilizer plant in Pierson with his brother-in-law, James Irwin.
In 1970, the fertilizer plant was leased. In 1973, it was sold to the Pierson Elevator while Bob worked another 10 years for the Co-op.
Bob was a longtime member of Salem Lutheran Church in rural Correctionville. He served on the Pierson City Council for 20 years.
Bob enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family and friends. His family enjoyed many fun days of swimming, boating and fishing at their Okoboji, Iowa, lake home. His lifelong hobby was woodworking. Many people in Pierson and the surrounding area could count on Bob to build a special project for them or complete repair work on a damaged object, restoring it to “like new” condition.
For several years, Bob built John Deere clocks for friends.  He also sold them to Dick Ahlers Clocks in Sioux City.  He also built items for Salem Lutheran Church and the Pierson Community Center.
Survivors include one son, Bill Hinkhouse and his wife Kay of Larchwood, Iowa; two daughters: Vicki Stribley and her husband Steve of Okoboji, Iowa, and Judy Krier and her husband Rick of Sioux City; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Jeanne Denis of Green Bay, Wis.; sisters-in-law, Jackie Herbold and Marvel Hinkhouse of Pierson; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bette; and 3 brothers: Ronald “Heinie”, Duane “Jim” and Roger “Sam” Hinkhouse.

Jerry Kasner
Jerry L. Kasner, 68, of Le Mars, Iowa, formerly of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away at his home Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.  Father Bradley C.  Pelzel officiated.  Burial followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Kingsley with military honors conducted by Nash American Legion Post #140.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Jerry Lynn Kasner was born on February 8, 1947 in Remsen, Iowa, the son of Clarence D. and Viola (Baune) Kasner.  He graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1965. After high school, Jerry went to DeVry Tech in Chicago for a year.
In 1966, Jerry went to Seattle for the Army basic and advanced infantry training.  Following training, he served in the National Guard.  He was activated on May 13, 1968.
Jerry was stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado. He attained the rank of corporal (E4) prior to earning his honorable discharge on December 12, 1969.
Following his release from active service, Jerry returned to Kingsley, fulfilled the rest of his military commitment with the National Guard, and began farming with his father.
In 1972, Jerry and Lila Van Kley were married.  They were married for 22 years and had five children.  In 1976, Jerry moved to the family farm and continued farming with his father.  In 1984, his father retired and Jerry took over the family farm for the next 10 years.  After this, Jerry worked construction and drove truck until he retired in 2007.
Jerry was a member of Nash Post #140 of the American Legion.  He has also been a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Michaels Parish Council, Kingsley Comm-unity Action Club, Beef and Pork Producers, and Iowa Corn Growers Association.  From 1976-1982, Jerry competed with the Monster Mafia Arm Wrestling Association, earning both state and national titles.
He enjoyed playing cards, bowling, having a beer with his friends, and family gatherings.
He will be lovingly remembered by his children: Scott and Colleen Kasner of Pecatonica, IL; Shannelle Kasner of Marcus, IA; Wendy and Chris Labadie of Papillion, NE; Shawna and Dave Hannam of Omaha, NE; Donn and Erin Kasner of Omaha, NE; his grandchildren: Kayla Hart, Koryn Kasner, Kaleb Kasner, Kristyn Kasner, Dakota Kasner, Ryleigh Kasner, Michael Labadie, Justin Labadie, Braedon Haggin, Coleton Haggin, Logan Hannam, Kamryn Kasner, Jackson Kasner, and Keegan Kasner; and a sister, Jean and Jerry Pedersen of Anthon, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wesley “Lee” Keller
Wesley John “Lee” Keller, 96, of Sioux City, formerly of rural Kings-ley, died Sun-day, Nov. 8, 2015 in Omaha.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 14 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Brad Pelzel officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, with military rites provided by the American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley.  Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com.
Wesley John “Lee” was born on July 12, 1919, in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of John Everett and Anna Josephine (Franzen) Keller. He was the third child in a family of five children.
Lee graduated from the eighth grade at a country school near Kingsley. He went into farming until being inducted into the U.S. Army in 1942.
He served under General Joseph Stillwell with the 10th Mountain Division, 13th Mountain Medical Battalion, Co. D. He was honorably discharged at the end of the war with the rank of technical sergeant.
Along with several other medals, he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service caring for wounded Chinese and American soldiers, primarily along the Burma (Ledo) Road.
Lee and Genevieve Lorraine “Johny” O’Gara were united in marriage on June 17, 1946 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in her hometown of Jackson, Nebraska.
Lee and Johny farmed in Woodbury County and were parishioners of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville, Iowa.
Johny passed away on May 24, 1984.
Lee married Donna M. Bahmer in 1991 and lived in Sioux City for the rest of his life. Donna passed away on May 18, 2000.
Lee enjoyed fishing and traveling. As a young man, he played baseball for a Kingsley team that traveled around Iowa and southeast South Dakota.
He was invited to try out as a pitcher and third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals farm team in the late 1930s.
He was a member of the Farm Bureau and Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include Lee’s children: Eileen M. Kenyon of Sioux City, Lorraine (Ron) Miller of Omaha, Victoria L. (Richard) Niedergeses of Omaha, Gary F. (Keley Smith-Keller) Keller of Rapid City, S.D., and Larry R. (Christine) Keller of Norfolk, Nebraska; his grandchildren: Jerry and Mark Brisky, Noelle Miller, Maggie Callon, Katie Pohlman, Joseph and David Niedergeses, Garrett Smith-Keller, Allison and Jonathon Keller, and Brenda Davis; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Beck of California City, California; a brother-in-law, Tom O’Gara of Marble Falls, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents, John Everett and Anna Keller; his wives, Genevieve Lorraine “Johny” Keller and Donna M. Keller; brothers Elmer (Violet) Keller and Lester “Shorty” Keller; a sister, Correna (Bernard) Trenkamp; brothers-in-law Gilbert “Bill” (Rosemary) O’Gara, Michael “Rod” O’Gara, and Francis “Bart” O’Gara; and sisters-in-law Helen (Edward) Mackey, Mary Eda (Eugene) Marcault, Dorothy (George) Cummings, and Margaret “Kay” (Frank) McKivergan.

Margaret Morones
    Margaret Morones, 60, of Anthon, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 12 at United Methodist Church in Smithland, Iowa. Burial was in Little Sioux Township Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion McNiff Post 389 of Anthon. Arrangements are under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon.
On May 12, 1955 Laurence and Edith (Daniels) Mead welcomed their daughter Margaret (Mead) Morones into the world. Margaret was born in Iowa City, Iowa.
Later, her family’s home was located in Smithland, Iowa, where she attended school.
Margaret later joined the Army. While enlisted in the Army, she was stationed in Germany for some time. She was honorably discharged from the army February 6, 1979.
In 1982, a few years after being discharged from the Army, Margaret moved to Anthon, Iowa from Smithland, Iowa. For a short time, Margaret worked as a dishwasher at the Fireside Steakhouse in Anthon.
After working at the Fireside, she became a stay-at-home mother to her two children, Michael Mead and Jennifer Morones.  In 1992 she met her spouse of the past 23 years, Clifford Stegeman.
Margaret has a beautiful family: her son, Michael C Mead (37 years); her daughter, Jennifer Morones (36 years); and Jennifer’s children: Mason Morones (15 years); Dain Morones (12 years); and Ella Morones (6 years).
Margaret loved being a grandma and going fishing whereever the fish were biting. She also enjoyed planting and tending to her flower garden.
Margaret is survived by her spouse, Clifford Stegeman; children Michael Mead & Jennifer Morones; grandchildren Mason, Dain, and Ella; her siblings, Larry (Dorothy) Mead, Earl Mead, Mabel Mead, Steven (Chris) Mead, Wayne (Luci) Mead, Ellen Mead, Bill (Debbie) Mead, and Eric Mead; her sister-in-law, Nancy Mead; and many nieces and nephews.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Laurence and Edith (Daniels) Mead; brother Rex Mead; sister Esther Mead; brother Dennis Mead; and many aunts and uncles.

Fred Livermore
Fred A. Livermore of Correctionville passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center of Correctionville at the age of 89 years, 3 months, and 11 days.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery of Anthon with military rites conducted by the American Legion McNiff Post #389 of Anthon.
Fred Alvin Livermore, son of Coridan and Josephine  (Bristol) Livermore, was born July 21, 1926 in Anthon, Iowa.
Fred was an Anthon High School graduate. He served in the Navy during World War II from February 1944 to November 1947 when he was honorably discharged.
He was a Pharmacist’s Mate, 3rd Class serving at the Hospital Corps School, Dental Technician School and General Prosthetics School in Virginia and Maryland.
At the Naval Gun Factory in Washington D.C., Fred made false teeth.  He made a full set of teeth for Admiral B. Halsey, as well as congressmen and sailors. He was proud to be a veteran.
He married Thelma (Pat) Messer August 1946. Their marriage was blessed with a son and a daughter. Thelma (Pat) passed away September 13, 1966.
Fred was proud of his grandchildren. He enjoyed corresponding with them and showing off their pictures.  He will be greatly missed and live in our hearts forever.
Fred is survived by a daughter, Barbra, and husband LaMonte of Grace, Idaho; a daughter-in-law, Geri Frederiksen of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 8 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; a sister, Patricia Nepple of Sioux City, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Livermore Fisher of Lynchburg, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his son, James Eugene Livermore; a sister, Mae Marie; a brother, James Lewis; and a brother-in-law, Charles Nepple.
In his later years, Fred had a special friend, Delores Barkhe, who also preceded him in death.

Thomas Crilly
Thomas Michael “Tom” Crilly of Moville passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, on his 67th birthday. He was a new resident at Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville, Iowa.
There was a fellowship gathering on Saturday, November 7 from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Anthon, Iowa.
Armstrong Funeral Home of Anthon was entrusted with the arrangements. The family is receiving condolences online at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Thomas Michael Crilly was born on Nov. 1, 1948, in Ida Grove, Iowa.  He was the fourth of seven children born to Ralph and Paulesca (Weber) Crilly.
He graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1966. He held a degree in history and political science from Iowa State University.
Tom found his passion for woodworking as a finishing carpenter.
He is survived by his son, Casey (Ann) Andrus and grandson Bruce; siblings Betty (Don) Fink, Dianne Crilly, Delores Polley, Lois Crilly, and Rick (Donna) Crilly; a sister-in-law, Bonnie Crilly; eight nieces and nephews; and seven grandnieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Frank, on July 20, 2014.

Alvin Eskildsen
Alvin E. Eskildsen, 94, of Correctionville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 7 at United Church of Christ in Oto, Iowa. The Rev. Karen Handke officiated.
Burial was in Correctionville Cemetery, with military rites provided by the American Legion Henry V. McKenna Post 651 of Oto. The family is receiving condolences online at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Alvin Edwin Eskildsen was born on Jan. 25, 1921, in Danbury, Iowa, the son of Mathius and Lillian (Kent) Eskildsen. He graduated from Oto High School.
Alvin joined the 4th Marine Division and served in the South Pacific during World War II. From there, he remained an active and proud veteran the rest of his life.
On September 14, 1947, Alvin married Dorothy Petersen at Oto United Church of Christ. They were blessed with eight children. Dorothy passed away on December 23, 2009.
In addition to his farming career and raising a family, Alvin was involved in numerous activities in the community. He was a devoted lifetime member of the American Legion Henry V. McKenna Post 651 in Oto, as well as the V.F.W. Post Sioux Valley 1750 in Correctionville, and the Fighting 4th Marine Division of World War II.
His love for America and the Marine Corps was evident to everyone that met him. The many reunions of the 4th Division Marine Corps were events that Alvin cherished.
Alvin’s involvement in his church in Oto spanned many decades. He was baptized, confirmed, married, and now receiving his funeral services, all at Oto United Church of Christ. He served on the church board for more than 50 years. He was also on the school board, and he was a township trustee.
It was evident that Alvin was a fun-loving man. He was known for pulling pranks on anyone he encountered. The humor he created now lives on in his children’s laughter.
Whenever possible, he enjoyed spending time with family. He loved his woodworking projects. He made many toys, candy dispensers, and furniture for his family and friends.
Alvin and his wife Dorothy were active in the State Foster Care Program and cared for many children over the years.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, LaRene and Rod Aker of Backus, Minn.; Judy Gromer of Round Rock, Texas; Allen and Patti Eskildsen of Quimby, Iowa; Jessie and David Holcomb of Correctionville; Stella and Phil Hayworth of Anthon; Norma and Bill Brasel of Anthon; and Larry and Rose Ankrum of Carrollton, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Anderson of Buffalo, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews; and extended family members.
Along with his beloved wife, Dorothy, Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Deanna Marie; a daughter, Judy Ankrum; two grandsons, Terry Eskildsen and Terry Heinse; a brother, Marvin Eskildsen; and two sisters, Pauline Tibbets and Elaine Freer.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the Freedom Rock Fund for the Anthon location.

Wayne Suentjens
Wayne G. Seuntjens, 96, of Mapleton, Iowa passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton.
The funeral Mass will be Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Mapleton with military graveside honors provided by the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton. Visitation will be Monday, November 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton after 5:00 p.m. with a Vigil Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. followed by the Rosary and chalice presentation by the Knights of Columbus. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Wayne Godfrey Seuntjens was born January 14, 1919, in the house at the family farm north of Danbury, Iowa. He was the eleventh of twelve children born to Fred and Ida (Venner) Seuntjens and the last of all of the family to leave this earth. Wayne grew up on the farm and attended St. Pat’s Academy in Danbury.
In 1941, Wayne enlisted into the U.S. Army Air Corps and served his country in Italy during World War II, earning the rank of Master Sergeant. While stationed in Italy, Wayne was blessed to be a mass server for the Pope at the Christmas Eve midnight Mass in a bombed out Abbey. Upon his honorable discharge, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and sold for Gold Real Estate. Prior to this time, Wayne and his brother, Andy attended Reppert School of Auctioneering in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a renowned school of auctioneering. Thus Seuntjens Brothers Auctioning was born. Wayne alsoworked at the New Mexico Livestock Exchange while living there.
On April 10, 1944, Wayne was united in marriage to  Mary Elizabeth Oberman at the Church of Nativity in Dubuque, Iowa. After 66 years of marriage, Mary passed away January 29, 2011.
In 1951, Wayne and Mary bought their family farm south of Mapleton where they raised their boys and worked to run a full farming operation for 50 years. Wayne raised cattle, often shipping to the Sioux City Stock Yards. Once he shipped cattle to Chicago by railroad and road the passenger car of the same train to see them sell. Wayne and Mary and Ronnie and Lois Seuntjens enjoyed attending the National Cattleman’s Convention every year they could. Over the years, Wayne successfully raised over 200,000 head of cattle. He was a member of the Cattleman’s Association for over 60 years.
As a caring father, Wayne was a supporter of the 4-H program with his sons. Even though there was plenty of work to do on the farm, he saw that they attended their meetings and showed their cattle and hogs at the Monona County Fair each year. Somehow he also found the time to take his boys fishing even when “there was hay down”.
Wayne’s career as an auctioneer, crying thousands of sales over 50 years, was how he was recognized. His passion as an auctioneer was obvious and his iconic voice resounds in the ears of this community and those far and wide, a career he passed onto his son, Jack.
Wayne was undefeated in the corn picking contest, senior division, at the Danbury Corn Days, an accomplishment that gave him pride. He was always supportive of projects in the community, often giving that first donation to spear head activity, two of which were the Willow Vale Golf Course and the American Legion Hall buildings in Mapleton.
Gardening was also a very important hobby to Wayne. On the farm, he was one who prepared, planted, and cared for a huge garden. After moving to town, he still had a garden and was proud of the flowers he maintained in the yard when he was well into his 90’s.
Wayne was as active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton where he supported and served on dozens of church committees and offices. He was a dedicated 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus serving as a Grand Knight. He was a proud veteran and thus a member of the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton. Wayne volunteered for any and all community organizations and was there to support any good cause or community need.
Survivors include Wayne’s sons, Doug and Debbie Seuntjens and Jack and Marla Seuntjens, all of Mapleton, Iowa and Chris and Irene Seuntjens of Ankeny, Iowa; eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Along with his wife, Mary, Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Mark.

Robert “Bob” Compton
    Robert M. “Bob” Compton, 91, of Cherokee, Iowa, formerly of Quimby, Iowa, passed away Friday morning, November 6, 2015 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, November 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Quimby United Methodist Church. Pastor Barb Dinelli will officiate. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery.
There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Thursday. Visitation will be on Wednesday form 2-7 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa.
Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Bob was born on October 9, 1924 in Silver Creek Township, Ida County, Iowa to Ross & Margaret (McGeachy) Compton. He graduated from Galva High School in 1942. He was married to Frances E. Clapsaddle on January 16, 1946 at Des Moines, Iowa.
He served in the occupation army in Korea. He farmed for 41 years, retiring in 1987.
He had served on the Township Committee, Sealed Rock and Pilot Township for several years and measured Government acres for several years.
He also drove school bus for Quimby/Willow Community School for 16 years.
Bob was a member of the Quimby United Methodist Church. He had served on the church board and had been chairman of the trustees and chairman of the Finance Committee.
Bob was a 50-year member and past master of Little Sioux Masonic Lodge #521 and charter member  of the Quimby Lions Club. He has served as Scout Master for Explorers.
He had been a longtime resident of the Quimby area, moving to Cherokee in 2007.
He loved road farming, especially driving by his own farm. He enjoyed the restoration of tractors and cars, table games, playing cards and going out to eat.
He is survived by his three children: Jim (Pat) Compton of Aurelia, Iowa; Alan (Merrikay) Compton of Garden Ridge, Texas; and Tammy (Larry) Norton of Florence, Arizona; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren: Tonya (Nate) Bauer of Moville, Iowa and their children Tyler and Brooke; Jody (Matt) Radke of Sheldon, Iowa and their children Mckensey, Payton, Brennan and Blake; Jamie (Stacy) Compton of Alconbury, England and their daughter Sophie; Aaron (Jessica) Compton of Plano, Texas and their children Emily and Allison; Melissa (Zach) Martinez of Seguin, Texas; and Alex Compton of Garden Ridge, Texas; his special companion, Barb Volkert of Cherokee, Iowa; and a brother-in-law Clarence Etler of Odebolt, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Frances on September 17, 2001; a brother, Bruce Compton and his wife Marjorie; a sister, Dawn Etler; and a sister-in-law, Jean Sears and her husband Howard.

Dean Hess

Dean W. Hess, 93, of Okoboji, Iowa, formerly of Kingsley, passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Thursday in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.
Dean was born on Feb. 24, 1922, in Kingsley, to Raymond and Clara (Manson) Hess. Dean graduated from Kingsley High School in 1939, and Grinnell University in 1943. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps for two years, where he served as a flight instructor until he was honorably discharged. In 1947, Dean graduated from the University of Iowa Law School and immediately went to work for the Hess Law Firm until he retired in 1989.
Dean was united in marriage to Betty Munson on June 26, 1949, in Boone, Iowa.
Dean was a member of the Airport Board, the Dickinson County Tax Commission, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star, where he served as the Worthy Grand Patron of the state of Iowa. He enjoyed spending his spare time boating, golfing and traveling. Dean’s true love was his family. Dean volunteered at the Gardner Cabin, the Maritime Museum and riding the trails for the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office.
Dean is survived by his wife, Betty Hess of Okoboji; daughter, Ann Hess of Spirit Lake; sons, Craig Hess of Dallas, Texas, Scott Hess of Sarasota, Fla., and Mark Hess (Gary Wentzel) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and a brother, Ray Hess (Kay) of Spirit Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Clara.

William “Bill” Kisting
William D (Bill) Kisting, 83, of Lawton, passed away October 26, 2015 at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday October 31, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville, with Father Pelzel officiating. A private family burial will take place at a later date in Banner Township Cemetery.
Bill was born on October 19, 1932 in Bronson Iowa to George Judson and Mary Jane (Robinson) Kisting. Bill grew up in Lawton Iowa and graduated from Lawton High School in 1951.
Bill married Mildred (Millie) Bollig on October 19, 1953 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Danbury Iowa. They made their home in Lawton, Iowa, and to this union three daughters were born.
Bill served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Korea during the Korean War.
Bill worked with his father in their business, G.J. Kisting and Son. Bill worked at the family-owned gas station on Highway 20 and also drove tank wagon, delivering fuel in the Lawton area.
Bill drove school bus for many years for the Lawton-Bronson School District.
During his many years of living in Lawton, he was active in the community. He served on the town council and the volunteer Fire Department.  He was active in the American Legion, and he was a member of the Lawton Flight Club.
In his later years, he enjoyed being a “Papa” and a “Great Papa.” He was an active fan who loved to watch his grandchildren’s activities and sporting events.
Survivors include his wife, Millie; three children: Rachelle Byers and her husband Michael of Moville IA and their two children, Heather and Matt Wahlberg and their children, Conor and Calen of Ankeny, IA and Matthew Byers of Sioux Falls, SD; Mary Ellen of Jefferson, SD and her children, Brendon of Clinton NY and Molly of Wellesley MA; D. D. Keleher and her husband Les of Moberly, MO and their children, Joey Keleher and Leslie and their children: Brayden and Emery of Moberly, MO, Weston Keleher of Atchison, KS, and Davis Keleher of Moberly, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lowell Burdette Kisting and George Edward “Bud” Kisting.

Elaine Gravely
Elaine E. Garvey, 94, Lawton, IA, formerly of Climbing Hill and Sioux City, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Char-Mac Assisted Living in Lawton.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 on Monday, November 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville with Rev. Barb Spaulding officiating. McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Elaine was born March 11, 1921 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Fred A. and Emma (Ruhaak) Kamm. She was raised in the Sioux City and Moville area.
Emma attended country school through the 8th grade, spending her first years of high school in Moville.  She graduated as salutatorian from Climbing Hill High School in 1938.
Elaine attended the National Business Training School in Sioux City. Then she was employed as office secretary for 10 years at ASCS. Elaine retired from the Sieg Company in Sioux City after 37 years as office secretary.
She married Francis Garvey in Vermillion, SD in March of 1966. He passed away in July of 1987.
In 1989, she moved to Climbing Hill, where she was a caring and cheerful companion and caregiver to her mother for several years.
Elaine has been a resident of Char-Mac Assisted Living since June of 2011. The staff there became like family.
Elaine was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville and a former member of Trinity Lutheran in Sioux City. She was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Midway, IA.
She enjoyed sewing her own clothes, knitting, and challenging jigsaw puzzles. She was an avid reader and collector of books.
Elaine is survived by her sister, Norma (Kamm) Sulsberger, along with cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis; and her brother, Fred.

Mavis Smith
Mavis N. Smith of Cushing passed away Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, comforted by her loving family, after a short illness.
A funeral service was held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing with the Pastor Wayne Pfannkuch officiating.  Burial was at the Cushing Cemetery of Cushing.  The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville was in charge of the arrangements.  Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.
Mavis N. Smith, daughter of James Henry and Helen Paul Johnson of Albert City, Iowa, was born August 6, 1927 at Storm Lake, Iowa.   She was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Albert City.
Mavis received her education at the Albert City Schools and Buena Vista College.  She taught school at Fairview and Arnolds Park.
On June 25, 1949, Mavis married Peter J. Smith.  The newlyweds moved to Cushing, where they purchased the Cushing Telephone Exchange and Mavis taught at the Cushing School.
Mavis took a few years off from teaching while she had her children.  She then returned to teaching at the Battle Creek Community Schools and earned her B.A. from Morningside College.
After 25 years at Battle Creek Community Schools, Mavis retired.  She substituted at the River Valley School District until she was 80, and she still had her teaching certificate.
Mavis was blessed with three children — David Peter, Kevin James and Sheila Kay — as well as a daughter-in-law, Lorene and a son-in-law, Bob.
Mavis has been an active member of St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing for 66 years.
She was active in the community, being a member of the Cushing Centennial Committee, Writing Group, Book Discussion Group, and Auxiliary.
Mavis was very proud of the Cushing Community Library, and she served on the board since its inception.  She was an avid reader and loved to read to children.
Mavis and Pete loved traveling and ballroom dancing.  Friendships made at those events lasted a lifetime.
Mavis had a passion for teaching.  Her eyes lit up when someone said “Mrs. Smith” because she knew they were a former student.
Mavis’s greatest joy was her children and grandchildren: Alex, Scott and Kristin.  She was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Aidan & Jaxson.
She so treasured spending time with her family – making David special foods, going on car rides with Kevin, shopping with Sheila and attending all of her grandchildren’s events.  Recently, she attended Kristin’s graduation and Jaxson’s baptism.
Mavis also enjoyed her trips to Sioux City to be with her sisters, Rosie and Carolyn.
To all who cared for Mavis during her illness, thank you.
Mavis was a devoted Christian, and she held dear the following Bible verse in Deuteronomy 33:  “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”
Blessed be her memory.
Those who loved her and are left to cherish her memory include her children: David (Lorene) Smith of Cherokee, Kevin Smith of Sioux City, and Sheila (Bob) O’Connell of Cushing; grandchildren: Alex (Robyn) Smith of Eagle, NE, Scott O’Connell of Cherokee and Kristin O’Connell of Emmetsburg; her great grandsons, Aidan & Jaxson Smith; 2 sisters, Rosie Richardson and Carolyn Johnson of Sioux City; special friends Frank and Connie Hoppe of Marcus and other numerous relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Peter J. Smith; a sister, Neva (Myron) Elsasser; a brother, Paul (Elaine) Johnson; a brother-in-law, Harold Richardson; and nephews Daniel Richardson and Mark Elsasser.

LaVonne Arnswald
LaVonne Jean (Scott) Arnswald, formerly of Bronson, pass-ed away Oct. 27, 2015 at her home in Phoenix, Ariz-ona, with her family at her side.
A memorial to celebrate her life will be held at a later time in December.
LaVonne was born on January 8, 1938, in Bronson, Iowa, to Jesse (Spencer) and Lester Scott. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren.
LaVonne is survived by her four children: Sherry Chelette of Shreveport La., Danny (Kim) Deavult of Sioux City, Robin Giedd and Doug Olsen of Kansas City, Mo., and Wade Arnswald and Josh Morello of Phoenix; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Darlene Maloney of Shreveport and Lillian Ellington of Fargo, N.D.

Beverly Hoelker

Beverly M. Hoelker, 87, of Lawton, Iowa died Monday, October 19, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville with Rev. Bradley Pelzel officiating. McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.
Beverly was born November 4, 1927 at Randolph, Nebraska, the daughter of Frank and Esther (Stedry) Sohler. She attended school and graduated from Yankton High School.
After graduation, she moved to Sioux City, where she met LeRoy Hoelker. The couple was married at Moville in 1947. Together, they made their home on a farm near Lawton, Iowa, where they lived together for over 57 years until LeRoy’s death in January of 2004.
Over the years, Beverly sold Avon and more recently worked at Hy-Vee as a food demonstrator.
Beverly was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Dancing Grannies and Grandpas.
She loved spending time watching the grandkids’ and great-grandkids’ school activities, as well as spending time with her family and spending time at the pond.
Beverly enjoyed crossword puzzles, dancing and gambling.
Survivors include her 4 children: Kathy Goodwin of Lawton, Iowa; Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Nebraska; Chuck (Chris) Hoelker of Lawton, Iowa; and Rory (Cris) Hoelker of Folsom, California; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Gail Sohler, and 3 half-sisters; and a special friend, Larry Howard of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, LeRoy; 5 siblings; a son-in-law, Bill Goodwin.

Wendel Roeschke
Wendel Charles Roeschke, 81, of Bronson, Iowa, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015, at his residence.
Memorial service were held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at the Banner Township Cemetery near Lawton. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff.
Wendel was born September 20, 1934, the son of George and Minnie (Bush) Roeschke.
Wendel was a farmer his entire life.  He married Margaret Ann Duerksen in 1971.
He is survived by his daughter Joyce; his son Charles; his brother Wesley (Donna); two sisters, JoAnn Alber and Joyce Baltz (Rich); nine stepchildren: Debbie, Doris, Patty, Billy, Bruce, Ronnie, Gary, Richard, and Jeff; a special granddaughter, Faith; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Wendel was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ann; his parents George and Minnie Roeschke; and his sister. LaVonne Benning.

Kirk Kirkendall
Kirk E. Kirkendall, 63, of Valdez, Alaska, formerly of the Sloan and Hornick, Iowa area, passed away at Providence Valdez Medical Center on October 18, 2015, surrounded by the love of his family.
A celebration of life service was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 23 at Bayside Community Church in Valdez.
An additional celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, at Hornick United Methodist Church in Hornick, Iowa.
Kirk was born on Aug. 9, 1952, in Sioux City, the son of Jesse and Mary Ellen Kirkendall. He was raised in the Sloan and Hornick area.
Kirk lived his life finding humor in the ironies of life. He never hesitated to tell the same joke twice, and he found it just as funny as he did the first time.
While he found joy in life’s comedies, he found purpose in his work. Kirk began working at a young age, as he provided help on his family’s farm and service stations in Northwest Iowa.
In his early adult years, Kirk provided his assistance at Johnston Construction and then moved onto Farmland Industries, AGP “Bean Plant.”  There, he began his career as an electrician.
In 1986, he took his trade to Alaska.  He spent many years working at the Alaska Pulp Corporation before he moved onto the oil industry.
He was instrumental in the construction and start-up of the Petro Star, Valdez Refinery, where he was their electrician and later, their director of maintenance.
Kirk took great pride in his professional life, and he was fortunate to have found a great group of co-workers.
Kirk’s sense of adventure led him and his family to Alaska in 1986. He enjoyed years of hunting, trap shooting, boating, fishing and even bowling.
He took great joy in engineering and building successful fish wheels.  He spent time in Chitna, Alaska. He was also successful in his pursuit of finding a picturesque caribou in the Arctic Circle.
The time that he spent aboard his boat, the Kiana, in southeast Alaska, was some of the most successful fishing and family bonding time that a person could have.
Married for 40 years, Kirk and Sue dedicated their time together to building a close-knit family.  They spent their time side by side.
From scenic country drives in the Midwest, to boat rides in the Alaskan Wilderness, to walking the beaches in Hawaii, they never lost their spark.
Kirk was the father who sold more than his share of raffle tickets to fund his baton twirler’s travels.
He also and enjoyed volunteering his time with the Boy Scouts.  He assisted both of his sons in becoming Eagle Scouts. He was a fun-loving grandfather, and he ensured that his grandchildren shared the same fond memories that he had on the lakes in Minnesota.
Kirk leaves behind his wife, Susan; his children, Kristen and Sean Doherty, Clint Kirkendall and Kyle Kirkendall; and his grandchildren, Addison and Alden Doherty.

Harold “Ole” Jeffrey
Harold “Ole” Jeffrey, 91, of Correctionville, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.
A funeral service was held Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Correctionville, Iowa. Pastor John Riebhoff officiated.
Pallbearers were grandsons Jeffrey Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Casey Jackson, Jacob Christensen, Braden Christensen, and Taylor Christensen.  Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters Brittni VanderMollen, Sara Plendl, Kali Dose, Whitney Dose, Allie Dose, Hannah Christensen, and Emma Christensen.
The message in music was provided by Julie Hamann, accompanist.  In care of flowers were Steve and Linda Nicolaisen.
Interment was held at Correctionville Cemetery in Correctionville, Iowa.
Harold “Ole” Jeffrey was born May 10, 1924 southeast of Correctionville, Iowa, the son of Ernest George and Inez Maude Pearl (Streeter) Jeffrey.
He grew up and attended school in the area. In 1955, he was confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church at Correctionville. He remained a member throughout his life.
Ole first worked on the family farm. In 1946, he bought his first livestock truck and began a career in local trucking for farmers shipping livestock and hauling grain. He sold his last truck in 1972. He then did custom combining.
He also worked on construction for various construction companies, the last being Mathers Construction in Correctionville.
On October 9, 1946, Ole was united in marriage to Lucinda Charlotte Schumann in South Sioux City, Nebraska. Together they raised their four daughters. In later years, Ole and Lucinda spent several winters in Arizona.
When Lucinda’s health declined, Ole was devoted to her care and visited her every day when she went to the nursing home. Lucinda passed away on December 24, 2006.
Ole continued to live at home in Correctionville until July of this year, when he was hospitalized and then entered Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.
Ole was a member of the Correctionville Volunteer Fire Department for 33 years, retiring in 1986.  He was also a member of the Correctionville Chamber of Commerce.
A person of few words, Ole was known to his family to be an independent man of routine.  Above all, he was a caring man to his wife, his daughters, and his community.
Those family members left to love and honor Ole include his four daughters and their husbands: Margaret and John Pansegrau of Albany, Oregon; Gloria and Chuck Jackson of Oto, Iowa; Joleen and Andy Dose of Danbury, Iowa; and Terri and Roland Christensen of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Florke and Opal Mae Forch, both of Sioux City, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Eileen Jeffrey of Correctionville, Iowa; and many other extended family members.
Along with his beloved wife, Lucinda, Ole was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings: Ellen Roggatz, Ernest “Bud” Jeffrey, Albert Jeffrey, and Bessie, Raymond, and Robert Jeffrey, all in infancy.
In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial fund.

Alfred “Bud” Knaack
Alfred F. “Bud” Knaack, 90, of rural Kingsley, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services took place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Rock Branch United Methodist Church in rural Correctionville, Iowa. Rev. Janet Rieckhoff-Faris officiated. Burial followed at the Fairfield Cemetery.
Alfred F. “Bud” Knaack was born May 2, 1925, one mile west and one mile north of Rock Branch, the son of Vollrath F. Knaack and Wilhelmina (Rock) Knaack.
He was educated in the Woodbury County rural schools. The school he attended was located on the SW corner of the farm he lived on. He graduated from Pierson Consolidated High School in 1941.  Between high school graduation and August of 1943, he worked as a hired farm hand for local farmers. In his spare time, he had a radio repair shop in the back of Brody’s Drug Store in Pierson.
In August of 1943, he was drafted into the U. S. Army. He was inducted at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.  He received basic training at Camp Dodge, IA.; Military Police training at Ft. Riley, Kansas; and Engineers Schooling at City College (CCNY) in New York City. The schooling was cancelled because of the war and he went on Infantry Maneuvers in Louisiana, Texas and Kentucky. He was then shipped overseas for duty in Europe in 1944.
He received the Purple Heart for the wounds he received at the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest at Aachen, Germany in October 1944, where he lost his right eye, spending time in hospitals in Belgium and England.
When he returned to duty after months of recuperation, he was sent to Armed Forces Communication Network European Theatre (AFCNET) where he helped operate and repair radio stations in Munich, Germany; Paris, France; and Frankfurt, Germany.
In Frankfurt, he was stationed at Eisenhower’s headquarters. In his later years, he was fond of saying that Eisenhower and Truman could not talk to each other until he “flipped the switch”.
He was the chief radio technician in the European theatre and was sent to various parts of Europe during and after the war to maintain the radios and transmitters until his honorable discharge in April 1946.  He was offered a promotion if he would stay in Europe. He declined the promotion, saying, “I just want to go home.”
At one time, he was asked to be in Eisenhower’s Honor Guard. He turned it down, preferring to stay in the Signal Corp. He also received the Good Conduct Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Bronze Star. He received the Bronze Star in 1978 when he read that his unit qualified.
Following his return to civilian life, he worked with Fred Peterson of Pierson and Carl Hageman of Correctionville, local electricians, wiring farmsteads in the area for the incoming of the Rural Electrification Program (R.E.A.).
Alfred started farming on a family farm six miles south of Kingsley on March 1, 1948. He lived there until December of 2014, when he entered the Correctionville Nursing Home.  He married Rhoda Donahue in Moville on December 27, 1951. She passed away in February 1998.
Alfred was a member of the Rock Branch United Methodist Church and had served on the Administration Board. He served 12 years on the Board of Directors of the Farmers Co-op Elevator of Pierson-Correctionville-Washta (part of the time as president). He was a member of the Steering Committee for the new K-P School.
Alfred was a 45-year member of the International Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Lodge #625, Pierson and Encampment #44, Sioux City.  At one time, he held the office of District Deputy Grand Master.  He belonged to the Pierson American Legion Harrison F. Pedersen Post #291, and he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
In the 1950’s to early 1960’s, he was the official reporter of rainfall on the Wolf Creek (which ran through his farm) for the Army Corps of Engineers. He also did some of his own photo developing.
After he retired from farming, he taught himself to play the guitar and banjo and did some woodworking. He also spent evenings playing his harmonica.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.
Alfred’s education, besides the CCNY, included three years of G.I. Night School of Agriculture classes from the Iowa State University Extension. He took two correspondence courses from National Radio Institute (N.R.I.) in the construction, maintenance and repair of both radio and television.
In the 1960’s Alfred operated a TV/radio repair shop out of his home. He closed it when it took too much time away from farming.
Alfred was a pioneer in the area in using the latest methods of soil conservation practices. In the 1950’s, he received much razzing from well-meaning relatives and friends about his contoured corn rows, terraces and grass water ways. In 1970, he started drying and storing shelled corn on the farm, leaving behind the old method of storing ear corn in the cribs.
His most treasured memory was when he and his nephew Jim Mitchell (along with son John) returned to Europe in 2003 and retraced the steps he had taken during his tour of duty during the war. With the help of a local tour guide, he located his foxhole in the Hurtgen Forest where he had been wounded in 1944. Alfred’s story, which he wrote himself, is part of the Veterans History Project in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa.
The family is grateful for the care that he received at the Correctionville Nursing Home.  He would like to thank the staff at Hope Harbor (Buena Vista Hospital) and Hospice of Siouxland for their care.
He is survived by one daughter, Patricia of Kingsley; six sons: Bill (Becky) of Poteet, TX; John (Maggie) of Burnsville, MN; Jeff (Vicki) of Correctionville, IA; Charles (Susan) of Cushing, IA; Robert (and fiancé Rachael) of Iowa City; Phillip (Sue) of Palatine, IL; 10 grandchildren: James (Rosie) Knaack of Seoul, South Korea; David (Angela) Knaack of Elkhorn, NE; Joshua (Kelly) Knaack of Sioux City, IA; Michelle Knaack of Dakota City, NE., Jennifer Knaack of Omaha, NE; Aaron, Allyson, & Andrew Knaack of Iowa City, IA; Monica Knaack of Grinnell, IA & Greg Knaack of Burnsville, MN.; 8 great-grandchildren: Connor, Kira, Dawson, Chianna, and Garrick Knaack of Elkhorn, NE.; Corben & Alexander Knaack of Sioux City & Samuel Knaack of Iowa City; and many nieces and nephews.
Alfred is preceded in death by his parents and his wife; two brothers: Chris and one in infancy; three sisters: Leona Knaack, Alma Mitchell, and Gladys Holtkamp; a niece, Jane Mitchell Devany; and a nephew, Larry Knaack.

LaMerne Marsh
LaMerne A. Marsh, 100, of Washta, Iowa, passed away, Wednesday evening, October 14, 2015 in the Cherokee Villa Nursing & Rehab Center.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Washta United Methodist Church. Rev. Cris Decious officiated. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta, Iowa.   Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
LaMerne was born May 26, 1915 in Cherokee County, Iowa to Purl & Faye (Strickling) Fogleman. She graduated from Washta Community School in 1933.
She was married to Fred D. Marsh on February 14, 1934 at Schaller, Iowa. She had worked as a cook for the Washta Community Schools for many years.
LaMerne was a member of the Washta United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Washta Cemetery Association, plus card clubs and neighborhood clubs. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, traveling, playing Scrabble, and spending time with her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Connie Baumann of Washta, Iowa; 3 grandchildren: Michael Baumann of Washta, Iowa; Jerri Hunt of Cherokee, Iowa; and Deb (Scott) Koch of Cherokee, Iowa; 7 great-grandchildren: Melanie (Rod) Hedberg, Ashley Hunt, Tony Hunt, Jon Hunt, Samantha Koch, Jared (Kayla) Koch, and Matt (Alison) Koch; 4 great-great-grandchildren: Addison and Connor Hedberg and Jadyn and Alix Etim; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Fred in 1984; a son, Ronald Marsh, in 1971; a son-in-law, James “Jim” Baumann; a grandson, Jeffery David Baumann; two brothers; and seven sisters.

Margaret Crow
Margaret A. Crow, 73, of Cushing, passed away  Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at her residence in Cushing.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing.  The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville is in charge of the arrangements.   Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com
Margaret A. Crow was born July 28, 1942 in Emmetsburg, Iowa to Harold and Donna (Bailey) Fude.  She graduated from Webb Consolidated High School in 1959.  She went on to earn a degree in nursing from St. Joseph School of Nursing in 1962.
Margaret was united in marriage to James Crow on February 23, 1962 in Sioux City, Iowa.  To this union, three daughters were born.
Margaret worked as an RN at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove as well as Cherokee Regional Medical Center of Cherokee and the Siouxland Health Department of Sioux City.  She retired in 1999 after 37 years of service.
In retirement, Margaret stayed extremely busy.  She was a member of the Cushing City Council since November 2002, a board member of Mid-Step Services in Sioux City, Iowa, at her daughter Karen’s work site, she served on the Rural Responders Task Force in 2009 and was a founding member and secretary of the Old 20 Community Development Corporation, established in August 2014.
She joined the local Red Hat Society, and she was an active member of the Cushing Community Library Book Club.  Along with several members of the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cushing, she served at the Siouxland Soup Kitchen. She received a Civic Recognition Award for Acts of Compassion and Kindness.
Margaret was proud of her community of Cushing, Iowa.  She was actively involved in numerous local activities.
If a friend had problems, she was always there with an encouraging word, a card or a flower, and her home-baked cookies.  Margaret was passionate about recycling, preserving our earth and animal rights.
Margaret is survived by her daughter Kathy and husband Dan Kaminski and their daughter Katie of Cumming, Georgia; her daughter Tracy and husband Gary Gilpin and their son Nathen of Phoenix, Arizona; and her daughter Karen Crow of Sioux City, Iowa.  She is also survived by brothers Ray and wife Karen Fude of Waukegan, IL, Ron and wife Elizabeth Fude of Blair, Nebraska, and Roger Fude of Spencer, Iowa; a sister, Donna Wellnitz of Lincoln, Nebraska; and sisters-in-law Colleen and husband Larry Barth of Des Moines, Iowa and Patty Glisar of Sioux City, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Crow, in 1999; her parents-in-law, Emery and Margaret (Jensen) Crow; a brother-in-law, Bryce Wellnitz; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Maze.

Dwayne Swanger
Dwayne R. Swanger, 67, of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Moville, died from a heart attack Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at his home.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Waterloo. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Waterloo Amvets Post 19 and Evansdale Amvets Post 31 assisted by the Iowa Army Honor Guard. Online condolences may be left at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.
Dwayne was born on March 13, 1948, in Sioux City, the son of Russell and Gertrude Rohmiller Swanger.  He grew up in Moville and attended school there until high school, when his family moved to Sioux City.  He married Robin VanLengen on April 12, 1975, and they later divorced. He married Angela Weber on Oct. 7, 2000, in Washburn, Iowa.
Dwayne served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and also with the Army Reserve for 14 years. He was employed with John Deere, retiring in 1998. He was also employed with Rochester Armor as a security guard, retiring in 2014. Dwayne was a lifetime member of the Evansdale Amvets Post 31.
Survivors include his wife, Angela of Waterloo; a daughter, Chassidy (Keith) Bumgardner of Elk Run Heights, Iowa; three grandchildren, William, Alex, and Gabi; three brothers, Doug (Sandy) of Le Mars, Iowa, Denny (Kereen) of Moville, Iowa, and Dean (JoDee) of Sioux City; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Swanger of Sioux City.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David and Don Swanger; and two sisters, Donna in infancy and Diane Brown.
Memorials may be directed to the family.

Robert “Bob” Kindig
Robert L. “Bob” Kindig, 80, of Anthon, Iowa went to heaven Saturday, October 17, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center, Kingsley, Iowa.
Visitation was Tuesday, October 20 from 2-4 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon. Roger Hladik officiated at a short service prior to burial at Oak Hill Cemetery  near Anthon. Family and friends attending were encouraged to wear their Iowa Hawkeye apparel.   The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Bobby was born September 9, 1935, at Correctionville, Iowa to Darrel and Mabel (Beeghley) Kindig. He was the youngest of three children and a graduate of the Correctionville High School class of 1954.
On October 30, 1965, Bob married LaDonna Moodie of Kingsley, Iowa. Together they raised four children.
In his younger years, Bob drove for Wright Trucking and worked for John Wilson as a mechanic. He then owned and operated the DX Gas Station in Anthon for over 20 years. There he continued to do a great deal of mechanic work. He followed that by working for the City of Anthon as a manager in city maintenance, retiring in 2001.
Bob enjoyed many hobbies over the years that put a light in his eyes and a smirk on his face. Some of these included drag racing which led to a win at the National Drag Racing Championship.
He also enjoyed CB radios (his handle being Red Ram), attending auctions, and collecting. Bob handled his collections much like he ate — one thing at a time.
He was active in the Little Sioux Cycle Club, the Anthon Fire Department, and the Anthon Community Club over the years.
Those left to honor his memory include Donna, his wife of 50 years; a sister, Doris Leuch of Texas; a son Doug (Piper) Perkins of Aneta, North Dakota; three daughters, Heather Shuck and Robin (Jon) Kerns, all of Anthon, Iowa and Amy (Shawn) Trosper of Wynstone, South Dakota. Bob was survived by one son he learned of later in life, Dave (Barb) Seil of Gowrie, Iowa. He enjoyed his 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Tana Ritter; a grandson, Dash Donnelly; and a sister, Darlene Eye.

Lawrence Zellmer
Lawrence F. Zellmer, 84, of Moville, IA, passed away October 13, 2015 at a Sioux City hospital surrounded by the love of his family.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. with a memorial service at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff, IA.
Lawrence was born on October 1, 1931 in Strawberry Point, IA, adopted at the age 11 to Fred and Julia Zellmer. He graduated from Moville High School.
Lawrence married Sharon Monk on December 23, 1951 right before leaving for the service. He served his country during the Korean War and received many medals, including a Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Service Stars, the Combat Infantryman 1st Award, and the United Nations and National Defense Service.
Lawrence enjoyed fishing and always looked forward to his Minnesota fishing trips. He was a hard worker and a farmer all his life. The enjoyment Lawrence got out of life was through spending time with his family, his grandkids, and his great-grandkids.
Lawrence is survived by his sons: Dallas and Pam (Sitzmann) Zellmer, Dene Zellmer all of Moville, Iowa. Grandchildren Kyle and Kim (Olson) Zellmer and great-granddaughters Mesa and Sierra all from Hinton, Iowa. Grandchildren Jason and Katie (Zellmer) Henrichs, great grandchildren Hadlee and Jaxon of Sioux City, Iowa.
Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sharon, and an infant daughter, Dawn.

Pauline Waldman

Pauline Waldman, 80, of Moville, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2015, at a nursing home in Sergeant Bluff.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 10 at Moville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ed Frank officiating.
Burial was in Arlington Township Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Pauline was born in Moville, on Aug. 30, 1935, to Edward and Dorothy (Waack) Waldman. She graduated from Moville High School and attended training at Western Iowa Tech Community College.
Pauline worked for more than 20 years at Sunrise Retirement Community. After her retirement, she worked at Mid-Step Services in Moville until she retired again.
Pauline was a member of Moville United Methodist Church, where she taught Bible School and Sunday School.  Pauline was a Chicago Cubs fan. She enjoyed puzzle books, watching movies, music, and reading books, especially the Bible.
Pauline is survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Kenneth, Floyd, Jack, Gerald, Paul and George Waldman; and a sister, Elaine Gregory.
Memorials may be directed to the Moville Community Basket or the Sioux City Gospel Mission.

David Lighthall
David R. Lighthall, 61, of Lawton, died after an 18-month struggle with cancer on September 21, 2015 at his home in Fresno, CA.
A graveside service for family and close friends will be held at Banner Township Cemetery.  The community is invited to honor David’s memory with fellowship and a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Lawton, Iowa.
David was born November 14, 1953.
He earned  a PhD in geography at the University of Iowa.  While teaching at Colgate University in New York, he researched toxic exposures and health outcomes in rural communities.
Moving to California, he served as Executive Director of the California Institute for Rural Studies, where his reports on farm worker health led to acclaim in medical research circles.
He moved to Fresno and became Research Coordinator for the Relational Culture Institute, continuing his work on improving the health of rural residents.
As the Senior Scientist at the Central Valley Health Policy Institute, his research resulted in tightening wood burning rules in the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most polluted areas of the country.
In 2009, he became the Health Science Advisor to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.  While there, he helped develop an online resource to help individuals and school children avoid the worst outdoor toxic air exposures.
Not only an environmental scientist, David was a consummate athlete.  Accomplishing many bicycling achievements, he often bested much younger riders in cyclocross competitions and long distance rides. He was an avid follower of the Tour de France.
David lived his life with integrity, bravery, and compassion and used his analytic skills to search for ways to create healthy and equitable environments for people.
He is survived by his wife, Mina; their daughters, Erica King (Nathan); Alicia, (fiancee, Patrick Tackett); Ashley; and Emily Prathaftakis; his mother, Rosemary; and sisters Susan Ackelson (Mark) and Joyce Howard (Randy).
He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Lighthall (12/1998), and his father, Lloyd (10/2010).

Bernice Schroeder
Bernice E. Schroeder, 82, formerly of Oto, Iowa, died Monday, October 5, 2015 at her residence in Sioux City, IA, surrounded by family members.
A memorial Mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oto, Iowa with Fr. Daniel Greving, the celebrant, officiating.
Burial followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Oto, Iowa. Arrangements were under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa.  Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com
Bernice Elizabeth was born September 26, 1933 in Carroll County, IA, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Bellinghausen) Riesberg. She grew up helping her family on the farm and attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Templeton, IA.
Bernice and Leo Schroeder were united in marriage on September 25, 1952 in Templeton, Iowa. Eight children were born to this union: Pearl, Joyce, Carol, Susan, Lee, Loren, Lyle, and Patrick.
Bernice was a loving and caring mother who cherished the time she spent with all of her family.
Leo passed away on January 17, 1971 in Sioux City, Iowa.
Bernice was a nurse’s aide at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton, Iowa for over 22 years.
Bernice was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oto and served on the Altar Society. She also volunteered at Maple Heights Nursing Home after her retirement.
Survivors include her children: Pearl (Charles) Kilzer of Sioux City, IA; Joyce (Randy) Traver of Climbing Hill, IA; Carol Rogers of Oklahoma City, OK; Loren (Pam) Schroeder of Sergeant Bluff, IA; Lyle Schroeder of Smithland, IA; and Patrick Schroeder of Moville, IA; her daughter-in-law, Lori Schroeder of Anthon, IA; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her siblings: Joseph (Karen) Riesberg of Atlantic, IA; Leon (Marlyne) Riesberg of Florence, AZ; Florita Sibbel of Carroll, IA; and Marjorie (John) Sibbel of Manning, IA; and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Riesberg; her husband, Leo Schroeder; her daughter, Susan Kluver; her son, Lee Schroeder; her daughter-in-law, Carol Schroeder; her grandson, Matthew Kluver; brothers Leonard Riesberg, Irvin Riesberg, Lavern Riesberg, and Earl Riesberg; and three sisters; Dorothy Halbur, Mary Riesberg, and Catherine Vogl; along with various other extended family members.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland in Bernice’s memory.

Heidi Van Gorp
Heidi L. Van Gorp, 41, of Des Moines, IA, formerly of Correctionville, IA, passed away Thursday, Oct-ober 8, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
The funeral Mass was Tuesday, October 13 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon, Iowa. Burial was in Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Anthon.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the at the Valley Church (4343 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, Iowa).  Armstrong Funeral Home of Anthon has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family is receiving condolences online at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Heidi Lynn (Ketelsen) Van Gorp was born January 15, 1974 in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Bernie and Barb (Gray) Ketelsen. She grew up living at Little Sioux Park near Correctionville, Iowa, where her father served with the Woodbury County Conservation Department.
She attended Eastwood School until her junior and senior year, when she entered the Iowa Braille Sight Saving School at Vinton, Iowa, graduating in 1994.
She then attended the Blind Adult Adjustment and Orientation Center at the Iowa Department for the Blind in Des Moines. There, she met the love of her life, Scott Van Gorp. It was during this time that Heidi learned skills to live with her impending blindness.
She worked in food-related jobs in Cherokee and Sioux City. Scott and Heidi maintained their relationship as they both managed their  vision issues remarkably independent. They were married July 9, 2005 at the Jordan Creek United Methodist Church in Des Moines.  They made their home in Des Moines, where Heidi supported Scott as a homemaker.
Heidi loved almost all kinds of music and loved to go to concerts. She also enjoyed reading. Every autumn, she followed the football season as a devoted fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Denver Broncos.
Even though she was born with sight and learned as a child she would become blind, she was always a very happy positive person. She never complained and was known to say that everything was OK, often pulling family and friends out of their troubled times. She was truly independent and inspirational. If the world was full of more people like Heidi, it would be a great place.
She was an active member of the National Federation of the Blind, an association that allows the blind to speak for themselves, supporting advocacy as well as education to sighted people.
She served in office positions with the foundation and attended their national conferences.
Survivors include Scott, her husband of ten years; her parents, Bernie and Barb Ketelsen of Anthon; her paternal grandmother, Evelyn Ketelsen of Lawton, Iowa; a special aunt, Denice Joy of Cushing, Iowa; a special cousin, Brenda Weitzel of Sioux City, Iowa; her father-in-law and his wife, Verlon and Michelle Van Gorp of Des Moines; her mother-in-law and her husband, Sheryl and Gene Wolfswinkel of Pella, Iowa; and many other extended family members and good friends.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Chris Ketelsen; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Shirley Gray; her special great-grandparents, Bernard and Lena Meyer and Irene Watson; and an aunt, Susan Ketelsen.

Rosalene Kessenich
Rosalene K. Kessenich, 79, of Le Mars, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars.  Father Paul Eisele and Father John Apel, S.J. will concelebrate Mass.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at St. James Church.  A rosary will take place at 5 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7 p.m.  There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Friday.

Ivan Bobolz
Ivan L. Bobolz, 73, of Quimby, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 2 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. The Rev. Dan Guenther officiated. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Ivan Louis Bobolz was born on June 4, 1942, in Cherokee, to Arthur and Elsie (Fagerlund) Bobolz. He grew up on a farm east of Quimby and graduated from Quimby High School in 1960. Upon graduation, he farmed and worked as a carpenter with his father and brother.
Ivan was a member of the Iowa National Guard and was called to active duty with the Army Infantry in April 1968 and served until August 1969.
On June 17, 1970, he was united in marriage to Shirley Henke at Visitation Church, Maryhill in rural Cherokee County. Ivan returned to what was eventually his own farm operation and carpentry business and continued until the day he died.
They raised four children in whom they instilled the importance of working hard, laughing harder, being kind to others and appreciating the simple things in life.
Ivan enjoyed woodworking, classic cars, sports, and fishing with his grandkids. Ivan made his final mark on the world this week with the gift of organ donation.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; four children: Gary Bobolz of Osceola, Iowa; Lisa (Jason) Parrott of Le Mars, Iowa; Brenda (Kenric) Johnson of Alta, Iowa; and Kyle (Jill) Bobolz of Kingsley, Iowa; seven grandchildren: Ryan, Evan, and Callie Bobolz; Austin and Mason Parrott; and Paige and Casey Bobolz; siblings Anita (Harry) Mansfield of Pierson, Iowa; Donald Bobolz of Storm Lake, Iowa; and LaVonne Wright of Sioux City; his mother-in-law, Berniece Henke of Cherokee; brothers and sisters-in-law Ronald (Pearl) Henke of Marcus, Iowa; Robert (Carolyn) Henke of Cleghorn, Iowa; Sharon (Tim) Kenan, Connie (Donald) Wilson, & Julie (Roger) Ashbaugh, all of Cherokee; Jan (Dennis) Wieland of Aurelia, Iowa; and Linda (Les) Pedersen of Cleghorn; and many nieces and nephews.
Ivan was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Elsie Bobolz; a sister, Iva Jean Hackett; brothers-in-law Darrell Hackett, Roland Wright, and Stephen Cosgrove; and his father-in-law, Joseph Henke.

Paul Fassler
Paul Herman Fassler, 88, of rural Quimby, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 27, 2015, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 3 at Quimby United Methodist Church. The Rev. Barb Dinelli officiated. Burial was in Quimby Cemetery, with military rites by the American Legion Lyle W. Barnes 398 and V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253. There was a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 3 at the church. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Paul was born on July 1, 1927, in Rock Township, Cherokee County, Iowa, to Herman and Ellen (Baugh) Fassler. He grew up in Cherokee County, attending country school and graduating from Quimby Consolidated School in 1945.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While in boot camp in Chicago, he was a member of the Navy choir. Paul (motor machinist’s mate third class) served on the USS Atherton Destroyer Escort and spent time on the island of Saipan in the Pacific.
Paul married Betty Jean Stevenson on Feb. 8, 1948, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Cherokee. They farmed in the Cleghorn and Larrabee, Iowa, areas for 20 years prior to purchasing land near Quimby. Betty and Paul continued farming until he retired at the age of 80. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, music, reading and all animals.
He was a member of Quimby United Methodist Church, and he served in the Men’s Club and on several boards. He was a charter member of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and a member of Pork Producers. He served as a director of Cherokee Co. Rural Electric Co-Op and Iowa Lakes Electric Co-Op for 30 years. He was a director of Northwest Iowa Power Co. (Le Mars, Iowa) for eight years, and was a member of the American Legion for 68 years.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Betty; two children, Charles (Tina) Fassler of Palm Springs, Calif. and Paulette (Eugene) Van Auker of Lake City, Minn. and Anthem, Ariz.; grandchildren Christopher, Michael and Nicholas Fassler, Heidi Cooper, and Heather Greene; six great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Eloise Huyink of Cannon Falls, Minn. and JoAnn Kirwan of Santa Ana, Calif.; and a brother-in-law, Richard Kirwan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barbara Irwin; an infant brother, Leland; a sister-in-law, LaVanche Huset; and brothers-in-law Glenn Huset, Hubert Huyink, and John Irwin.

Harry Robbins
Harry C. Robbins, 74, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer at Rock Haven Nursing Home, surrounded by his family.
A funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Janesville with Rev. Steven Ekblad officiating. Interment was in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. For online condolences and registry, visit www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
He was born in Le Mars, Iowa on Feb. 27, 1941, the son of Chester R. and Mildred (Schultz) Robbins.
In 1959, he graduated from Whitewater High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society and a school representative at Badger Boys State. He graduated from UW-Whitewater, and attended UW-Madison.
Harry served in the National Guard and was awarded the Citizen Soldier of the Year from the Milwaukee Sentinel. He married Madeline Mochel in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fort Atkinson on May 15, 1965.
Harry was Manager of Quality for Management Systems at Degussa Chemical. He was a council member and past president of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and past president of the Optimist Club. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, tutored at-risk children; and taught Bible classes at Huntington.
He enjoyed his 5:30 a.m. coffee buddies at McDonald’s on Pontiac Drive. Harry’s biggest love was spending time with his grandchildren and taking them fishing in “Grandpa’s fishing truck.”
Harry is survived by his “best buddy” and wife, Madeline “Cookie” Robbins; 3 children: Alyse (Gary) Schoeberle of Janesville; Mary Lynn Robbins-Burke of Janesville; and Christian (Jill) Robbins of Greenville, WI; 7 grandchildren: Amanda and Sydney Schoeberle; Riley, Justin and Ally Burke; and Andrew and Ryan Robbins; a Rotary exchange daughter from Australia, Bronwyn McDowell; 3 siblings: Ivan (Joyce) Robbins, Hazel (Milt) Duntley and Lois (Roderick) McBreirty; 9 step-siblings; and many other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Charles Strooisma; and his in-laws, Floyd and Rose Mochel.
Lasting memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or ECHO.

Andy Aaron Adamsen
Andy Aaron Adamsen, 72 of Whittier, California, entered into eternal rest on September 18, 2015.
Vigil was held at Guerra Gutierrez Mortuary in Whittier on Monday, September 28, 2015. Funeral liturgy was held at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Montebello on September 29, 2015, following the Rite of Committal at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.
Aaron, as he liked to be called, was born on September 22, 1942 to Mildred Winchel and Andrew Adolf Adamsen in Correctionville, Iowa.
Aaron worked in the grocery industry for over thirty years at Bell Brand & the Cornerstone Company.
He served in the U.S. Navy for four plus years, from 1962 to 1966, and was a Vietnam veteran.  Aaron was assigned to the VF-194 on the USS Bon Homme Richard attaining the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class.  Every year, he attended the VF-194 reunions with his fellow shipmates.
On September 21, 1968, he was united in marriage to Yvonne “Sandie” Cota.  Together they were blessed with one son, Aaron Andrew.  They were married until her passing in 2006 from complications due to multiple sclerosis.
Aaron “Big Pops” was known for his love of family and friends.  Aaron was an assistant scoutmaster for many years and enjoyed working with Boy Scouts and other leaders. His son achieved the rank of Eagle Scout of which Aaron was the most proud.
He loved attending the granddaughter’s soccer and softball games, for which his son Aaron was the coach.  He so enjoyed all family gatherings for birthdays and holidays, especially Christmas.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,  Aaron “Big Dog” could be found golfing at Alta Vista Country Club with a coffee cup in one hand and his score card, with all of his statistics, in the other hand.  Aaron rarely traveled anywhere in the United States without his golf clubs in tow.  Aaron participated and supported in “Tee It Up For the Troops” at Alta Vista every year.
He and Suana Wessendorf were engaged in 2008 and enjoyed 7 wonderful years together with family and friends until his passing.  One of Aaron’s favorite things to do was go fishing in Utah in the fall with his brothers, their families and Suana.
Aaron found joy visiting his hometown of Correctionville, Iowa.  He would visit with family and classmates, telling tall tales from the past.  His fondest memories were of playing football as a Warrior and helping to build the Correctionville Municipal Golf Course, where he had his hole-in-one.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son Aaron Andrew Adamsen (Michele); his fiancé, Suana Wessendorf; grandchildren Alena and Annalise; and brothers Alan (Wanda), Austin “Aus” (Cathey) and Arnold “Arnie” (Pat) Adamsen; as well as many other family members and friends who will love and miss him dearly.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Yvonne “Sandie”; his grandparents, Hans and Mary (Markusen) Adamsen; his father; his mother; his brother Arlen; and his sisters, Andree and Marge.
May Andy Aaron Adamsen rest in peace.

Alice Todd

Alice L. Todd, 87, of Quimby, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee, Iowa.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 in the Quimby Cemetery with Pastor Barb Dinelli officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Alice L. Todd, the daughter of Eli and Luvia Heath, was born October 30, 1927, in Correctionville, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Correctionville, where she received her education.
On November 27, 1944, Alice was united in marriage to John G. Todd at Dakota City, Nebraska.
In 1957, they moved to Quimby, where they farmed for many years. Alice also owned and operated the Quimby Cafe for five years.
Alice was a member of the Quimby United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her flower garden, fishing, traveling, cooking, visiting, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.
She will lovingly be remembered by her children, Dot (Bob) Carstens of Quimby, IA, and Douglas Todd of Custer, SD; her grandchildren: Todd Carstens, Rob Carstens, John (Megan) Carstens, Jaeson Todd, Chad Todd, and Amanda Todd; six great-grandchildren: Justin Todd, Alora Todd, Ryder Todd, Courtney Carstens, Connor Carstens, and Kipton Carstens; and special grandnieces, Deb (Jeff) Lillefloren and Jan (Mark) Cassel. She is also survived by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eli and Luvia Heath, and her brothers and sisters.

Earl Gum

Earl W. Gum, 87, of Madison, SD, formerly of Washta, died Aug. 5, 2015, at a the Good Samaritan Center Howard, S.D.
Memorial services were held on August 10 at Randall Funeral Home in Madison, with the Rev. Paul M. Pater officiating. To send condolences, visit www.randallfuneral.com.
Earl Willis Gum was born on April 22, 1928, in Trinidad, CO, to Ross and Anna Gum. He grew up in Trinidad, where he graduated from high school.
He married Mary Roberts on Dec. 8, 1948, at Washta, Iowa. She died in 1988.
After high school, he worked for the railroad and eventually moved to Iowa, where he began farming. He later managed grain elevators, working for the Cargill Company.
He moved to Madison in 1968 to manage the local Cargill elevator. After retirement, he continued working part-time.
Survivors include four sons: Raymond (Judy) Gum of Cherokee, Iowa, Paul (Lori) Gum of Madison, Joe (Jean) Gum of Sioux Falls, SD, and Bob Mohr of Wentworth, SD; a daughter, Ann (Bryon) Nuttbrock of Bryant, SD; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Paletich of Pueblo, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother; a sister; and a daughter, Roberta, in 2008.

Daniel Hieber

Daniel E. “Dan” Hieber, 58, of Castana, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
The memorial service was held on Saturday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton with Rev. Kevin Freese officiating. Pallbearers were Wayne Hamann, Kenny Harrison, Brandon Cooper, and Casey Blackmore
The interment service for both Dan’s cremains and those of his wife, Kim Hieber, followed together at the Grant Cemetery in rural Rodney, Iowa. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.armstrongfuneral.com..
Daniel Eugene Hieber was born March 23, 1957, at Ida Grove, Iowa, the son of Larry and Wanda (Schumacher) Hieber.
They lived at Battle Creek, Iowa for a short time, which allowed Dan to go to kindergarten with Kim Harrison, his future wife. When he was five, they  moved to the family “80” near Mapleton, Iowa.
Dan went on to graduate from Maple Valley High School in Mapleton. He then attended WIT and earned his certificate in plumbing, heating, and air conditioning.
Dan and Kim met again when his family owned and operated Hieber’s Inn in Battle Creek. They were married October 10, 1981, at the Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. They lived south of town and began farming together in 1985.
Dan also worked full time at Case International in Ida Grove. He also worked for Schumacher Brothers in auto repair. He became the kind of guy who could fix anything. It was during this time that they started their own family — Drew, Dana, and Devon. Kim became the backbone of the family at home and worked, too.
The family continued to live on their farm near Battle Creek until 2002, when they moved west of Mapleton with a Castana address.
Drew and Dana graduated from BC-IG and Devon graduated from MV/A-O.
Dan was a tough guy with a big heart. He wanted to do his own thing, sometimes impulsively. He wasn’t one to show a lot of emotion with words, but he showed his caring his way, seeing that his family had what they wanted. If they had something on their mind that they were determined to have, they would talk to Mom, but they would get it from Dad.
His generosity extended beyond death in that he was serious about being an organ donor. His wishes were carried out with the donation of both of his kidneys. He would have been proud of that.
Every summer and winter the entire family went on vacations, oftentimes snowmobiling with Kim’s family, going to Branson, Missouri, or Cook City, Montana. The kids always went along.
There was always a message in what Dan was trying to tell the kids without really saying it. “Message sent and received.”
Deer hunting season was Dan’s Christmas. It was a well planned-out family event, lasting from weeks before the second season of shotgun season came until the season was over and the deer were preserved. Dan loved hunting and fishing, some of the traditions taught to him by his father.
He was proud to be a farmer and proud of his equipment. He always wanted his vehicles to be clean.
Those survivors left to embrace Dan’s life and legacy are his children: Drew Daniel Hieber of Mapleton, Dana Jean (Hieber) Hanson and her husband Jamie of Danbury, and Devon Joseph Hieber and his wife Avery of Castana; his grandchildren: Dierks and Wyatt Hieber; Kaeson, Kael, and Daelyn Hanson; Brynlee Hieber, Madison Paulsen; and Dillon, Sophie, and Greyson; his mother, Wanda Hieber of Castana, Iowa; his four sisters and their husbands: Denise and James Funderman of Battle Creek, Iowa, Diane and Tom Cooper, also of Battle Creek, Denita and Matt Lacey of Danbury, Iowa, and Deb and Shawn Thies of Phoenix, Arizona; his father-in-law, Duane Harrison of Battle Creek; his brothers-in-law, Kenneth Harrison and Todd Harrison and his wife Karen, all of Battle Creek; and Darren Hieber; numerous extended family members; and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kim, just 3 weeks prior to Dan’s passing; his father, Larry Hieber; and his mother-in-law, Audrey Harrison.

Clarence “Kelly” Sturtevant
Clarence G. “Kelly” Sturtevant, 81, of Odessa, Texas, formerly of the Sloan and Hornick, Iowa, area, died Sept. 16, 2015 at Odessa Regional Medical Center in Odessa.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Root Funeral Home – Willman Chapel in Rodney, Iowa, with the Rev. Catie Newman officiating.
Burial will be in Willow Township Cemetery, Holly Springs, Iowa, with military rites by Hornick American Legion Hindman Steele Post 492 and American Legion Smith-Rhodes Post 295 of Sloan. No visitation is planned. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rootfuneralhomes.com.
Clarence “Kelly” Gaylon Sturtevant was born on Dec. 13, 1933, to Lyle and Alma (Tucker) Sturtevant in Perry Township, Iowa.
He was raised on a dairy farm in Poplar, WI. He has one surviving sister, Betty Henneous, of Hornick.
He married Susan C. Bong on Dec. 27, 1952. Five children were born to this marriage — sons Dan Bong of Surprise AZ, Jay Bong of Reno, NV, and Dana Bong and Blaze Bong, both of Washington.
A daughter, Zana McHarg, preceded him in death. Kelly leaves seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild from this union. Susan Bong preceded him in death.
On April 16, 1982, Kelly married Maxine (Kinnaman) Means, who precedes him in death. He embraced seven stepchildren in this marriage — stepsons Steve Means (deceased), Craig (Tobilyn) Means of Lake Havasau, AZ & Guy (Mary) Means of Odessa, Texas and stepdaughters Kathy (Stan) Buchholz of Truesdale Iowa; Michelle (Craig) Mondragon of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Melanie (Kevin) Stone of Gresham Oregon; and Lisa (Bryan) Fox of Pineville, MO. From this marriage, Kelly leaves 17 step-grandchildren, 12 great-step-grandchildren, and one great-step-grandchild who preceded him in death.
Kelly served in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Knox, KY. He was an engineering equipment mechanic and foreman. He loved World War II-era planes and pursued a private pilot license after his military service. He was a truck driver and owned a repair shop in Hornick.
He also was employed at the grain elevator in Hornick. When Maxine and Kelly moved to Sloan, he worked at Mike’s repair shop.
Kelly appreciated good conversation and never met a stranger. He enjoyed many crafts, World War II airplanes and classic car models, wood carving, and working with polymer clays. He was a fan of the Commemorative Air Force and attended many air shows while visiting family.
In retirement, Kelly and Maxine moved to Colorado Springs, near their stepdaughter Michelle & later to Odessa, near their stepson Guy.
Soon they both began to experience health problems. They took care of each other until his health declined to the point he required nursing home care. Maxine passed away on Oct. 14, 2013, shortly after Kelly entered the nursing home.
Kelly was extremely ill for several months before his death, and he passed away due to complications from sepsis and pneumonia.

Rosella Laumbach
Rosella A. Laumbach 78, of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Sunrise Retirement Community.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 25, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, lowa. Burial was in Banner Township Cemetery, Lawton. Arrangements were under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home.
Rosella was born on December 18, 1936, on a farm south of Moville, Iowa, to Adolph and Katie (Gehrke) Laumbach. She graduated from Lawton High School in 1954. She lived in the Lawton area all her life before, moving to Sioux City in 2006.
Rosella was employed as a cook at the Lawton Public Schools and at Sunrise Manor as a transporter.  She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and was a Sunday School teacher for 15 years.
Rosella enjoyed music of any kind, especially gospel music. She also enjoyed antiques and flea markets, and was always ready for an adventure.
Survivors include her nephew, Rick (Paula) Weidaman of Paullina, Iowa; her niece, Cheryl (Ed) Grotenhuis of Alton, lowa; her special children, Myrtie (Steve) Allen of Lawton, Dr. William (Carol) Kamm of Ocoee, Tenn., and George (Elsie) Kamm of Branson, Mo.; her grandchildren, Theresa (Chad) McShane, Kurtis (Kris) Kamm, Karin (Adam) Mesenbrink, Jeremy (Amy) Kamm, Peter (Alexandra) Kamm, and Zachery (Heidi) Kamm;  many great-grandchildren; and her brother-in-law, Glen Weidaman of Paullina.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Adele and Darlene; friends Albert and Mary Kamm; a grandson, Kevin Kamm; and a special child, Robert Kamm.
Memorials may be made to the Sunday School at Bethel Lutheran Church.

James Phillips
James Lynn Phillips, 71, of Moville, formerly of Sioux City, died Sept. 7, 2015, at his residence after a brave battle with cancer.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City.
Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday, October 2, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
James was born on Nov. 17, 1943, in Sioux City, the son of Glenn and Lila (Cohn) Phillips. He attended school in Sioux City, graduating from Central High School. Jim joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War.
During the years, Jim had worked at Floyd Valley Packing as a supervisor, and drove semi over the road. After returning, he worked for CPS in Moville and Steve Bliel.
Jim played softball for several different Siouxland teams. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid sports fan, especially watching the Twins.
Survivors include a daughter, Lori (Steve) Jennings of Spencer, Iowa; a son, Coulton Phillips of Moorhead, Minn.; three grandchildren, Jon (Bailey) Jennings, Alex Jennings and Haley Jennings; three brothers, Mick (Ruth) Phillips of Chico, Calif., Joseph (Vicky) Phillips of Moville, and Richard (Bobi) Phillips of West Point, Neb.; special friend, Mary Ernst of Moorhead, Iowa; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rachelle Phillips; a sister, Judy; and a brother, Donny.

Vera Collins

Vera M. Collins, 78, of Anthon, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at her home following a lengthy illness.
A celebration of life service for Vera, as well as her husband Pete, was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 18 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon.  Pastor Sheryl Ashley officiated.  The message in music was “In the Garden”, “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Could I Have This Dance?” and “Silver Wings”.  Julie Hamann was the organist
Burial of Vera’s remains, along with burial of her husband Pete’s remains, was held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 19 at the Oto Cemetery in Oto, Iowa. The family is receiving condolences online at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
On May 31. 1956. Maurice “Pete” Collins and Vera Mae Benton were united in marriage at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oto, Iowa.
Pete and Vera became the proud parents of four children: Tony, Tim, Matt, and Mona, eventually 15 grandchildren, and now five great grandchildren. They shared 57 years of a happy marriage until Pete’s death April 2, 2014.
Vera Mae (Benton) Collins was born in Oto, Iowa November 5, 1936, the daughter of Edward and Bernice (Kimsey) Benton.
She grew up in Oto where she was educated and graduated with the class of 1955. She attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, earning a degree in elementary education.
Pete was born July 3, 1934 in Danbury, Iowa, the son of Lewis T. and Olive R. (Mohrhauser) Collins. He attended country schools and graduated from Oto High School with the class of 1953.
Pete honorably served his country as a member of the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. Upon being discharged, he too attended Wayne State Teachers College, earning his degree in education.
Vera and Pete were both teachers. Vera taught school in Winside, Nebraska, and Mapleton and Smithland, Iowa. Pete taught in Dunlap and Mapleton, Iowa. Pete and Vera retired from teaching to pursue numerous business ventures throughout the years, side by side.
The family moved to Anthon in the 1960’s. Pete and Vera had careers in insurance, real estate and taxes, owning their own agency for many years. Their son, Tony, took over the Collins Agency in 1985. They became part owner of Rodney Grain in Rodney, Iowa for seven years before they retired.
Pete was recognized as a doer and an expert on getting things accomplished in Anthon, with the support of his wife. He was very active in getting the golf course, the community center and many other milestones up and running in town.
Vera especially loved family times and attending her grandchildren’s concerts and ball games. She found peace in watching and feeding her birds and nurturing her flower gardens. She also enjoyed watching all the kids playing in her neighborhood.
Together, Pete and Vera loved ballroom dancing, traveling to area dances and swaying together to the gentle music.
Those family members left to lovingly honor Pete and Vera’s  lives and legacy include their four children: their son, Tony Collins and his wife Julie of Anthon and their three sons: Lucas Collins and his wife Ashley of Schaller, Iowa and their children: Emerson, Averlee, and Henley, Tyler Collins of Anthon; and Joey Collins and his wife Theresa (Simmons) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; their son, Tim Collins and his wife Dennise of Delaware, Ohio and their children: Maddi Grossenbaugh and her husband Jesse of Brunswick, Ohio; and their son Collin, Mary Collins of Brunswick, Ohio; and Michael Collins and his wife Jenna of Wadsworth, Ohio and their daughter Emma; their daughter, Mona Kirchgatter and her husband Scott of Anthon and their daughters: Allison Kirchgatter and Megan Kirchgatter, both attending Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa; their son, Matt Collins and his wife Jennifer of Sioux City, Iowa and their children: Kalie Hagedorn and her husband Nick of Southern Pines, North Carolina; Alex Collins, attending the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Abigail Collins and Benjamin Collins of Sioux City, Iowa; Jacob Jungers, attending the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa; Jillian Jungers of Sioux City, Iowa, attending DMACC; and Jennae Jungers, attending Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; as well as Vera’s two sisters, Donna Stratton and Clara Bolte, both of Oto, Iowa; Pete’s sisters, Marcene Guenther of Sioux City, Iowa and Mary Ann Ashbey of Little Falls, Minnesota; and Pete’s brother, Bill Collins and his wife Delores of Kingsley, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews and other extended family members.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Olive Collins, and three brothers: Norman “Stub”, Donald “Duke”, and David “Dutch” Collins.
Along with her beloved husband Pete, Vera was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Bernice Benton; her three brothers: Oren, Wayne, and Keith Benton; and Vera’s one sister, Maureen (Benton) Becker.
Memorials may be directed to the Anthon Fire and Rescue Services.

Raymond Brodersen
Raymond Thomas Andrew Brodersen was born in Anthon, Iowa on November 21, 1917 to Bernard (Ben) and Martha Brodersen.
He was the first born of seven children, growing up on a farm near Anthon. On April 14, 1935, Raymond completed confirmation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Midway, Iowa.
Raymond married Doris Butcher on November 2, 1947 in Midway, Iowa. On February 15, 1949, Raymond and Doris welcomed their first born, a son, Alvin.
Their first daughter (LaDonna) was born October 12, 1951. And on June 5, 1954, they welcomed a second son (Thomas).  Their family was then complete.
Raymond worked on numerous farms in Iowa during his early years. In 1964, he moved his family to Seattle, Washington, where several of Doris’ siblings lived.
Upon arriving in Seattle, his first job was working at a horse stable in Kirkland, Washington, before working at Tierney Electric in the Seattle area.
In 1985 he retired. He found great enjoyment in gardening. He also assisted his wife Doris with her cleaning business until 1991, when she retired.
The two of them began traveling around the states in their little camper, sometimes taking their grandsons, Jeff and Ray. One of the areas where they enjoyed camping was Shelton, Washington. And in 1994, they moved to Shelton.
As years passed, Ray was blessed with grandchildren: Jeffery, Michael, Brandy and Ray. Soon, great-grandchildren were added. TyShawna, Travis, Angelica, Alexandra and Aaron who all provided much enjoyment to him.
He also had many step-grandchildren — plus nieces, nephews and cousins — as well as many friends.     He was dearly beloved by all, and was known to many by the names: Dad, Pops, Gramps, Grandpa, Granddad, Papa and others.
Raymond is survived by sons Alvin (Shirley) and Thomas (Connie; and a daughter, LaDonna (David); grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, and many step-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Jim Brodersen, and his sister, Delores McDermott.
Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; both parents, Ben and Martha; two sisters, Elda and LaVera; and two brothers, Bud and Donald.
Raymond lived a full and happy life and will be missed by many. He is now reunited with Doris in the presence of their Lord and Savior. God Bless.

Calvin Quintard
Calvin Lee Quintard, 66, of Moville, died Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, Iowa, with the Rev. Bruce Jackson officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Calvin was born on May 21, 1949, in Sioux City, the son of Leslie and Kathryn (Rassmussen) Quintard Jr. He attended school and graduated from Sioux Falls (S.D.) Lincoln High School in 1967.
Calvin joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Vietnam War.
He married Barbara Hunkele at Vandenberg AFB, California, on Feb. 5, 1971. After Calvin’s honorary discharge in 1972, the couple made their home in Lawton.
Calvin worked at Zenith until its closing. Then he worked for more than 23 years at Schaeff Inc., until he retired due to his health. He later moved to Moville.
Calvin was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and Lawton American Legion Post 718. He had been an EMT and fire chief in Lawton, and he had served on the Lawton City Council.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren, Broc and Brooklyn. He also enjoyed boating, camping, fishing and car racing with the 91Y racing team.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Quintard of South Sioux City; a daughter, Tracy (Joel) Heineman of South Sioux City; two grandchildren, Broc and Brooklyn; a brother, Craig Quintard of Coon Rapids, Minn.; and an aunt, Adeline Robinson of Lawton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Michael; and an infant daughter, Terry.

Marjorie Devine
Marjorie K. Devine, 92, of Sioux City passed away Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at a local hospital.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 24 at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in Westfork Township Cemetery, Climbing Hill, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23 at the funeral home.
Marjorie was born on Aug. 8, 1923, in Climbing Hill, to Clarence and Belle (Galbraith) Mills. She graduated from Climbing Hill High School.
Marjorie was united in marriage to Dwight Davis on March 24, 1946. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1980. They ran a service station and tank wagon business in Climbing Hill for 27 years. After retirement, they wintered in Mission, Texas, until Dwight became ill.
Marjorie was later married to Robert Devine and moved to Sioux City in 1993.
She was a member of Nativity Church and enjoyed crafts, tending her flowers, reading, music, dancing, and her daily crossword puzzles. Marjorie loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and her calls and visits from her best friend, Joyce Miller.
Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Kathy (Ray) Elam of Franklin, Texas, and Bev (David) Cahill of Cromwell, Conn.; granddaughter, Sarah (JJ) Morgan of Franklin, Texas; great-grandchildren, Seth and LeAnna Morgan of Franklin, and Allen (Kathleen) Vanya of Livingston, Texas; great-great-grandchildren, Brooke, Baileigh Anne, Bracie and Brax Vanya; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brothers, Raymond, Bud and Merle Mills; and granddaughter, Anne Marie Herman.
The family would like to extent a special thank you to the staff at Sunrise Community for the friendship and wonderful care Marjorie received.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunrise Retirement Community, 5501 Gordon Drive E., Sioux City, IA 51106.

Gail Bubke
Gail I. Bubke, 57, of Sioux City, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at home after a brief illness.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 21 at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date in Ida Grove (Iowa) Cemetery.
Gail was born April 11, 1958, in Le Mars, Iowa, to Glen and Lanore (Weinert) Bubke. She graduated from Kingsley-Pierson (Iowa) High School in 1976. She graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City with a degree in nursing.
Gail worked as a nurse for several hospitals throughout her life. Her favorite times were being a traveling nurse. Most recently, she was employed at Mid-Step Services.
Gail enjoyed gardening and canning.
Survivors include her son, Jason (Tiffany) Bruntz of Dakota Dunes; father, Glen Bubke of Kingsley; brother, Gordon (Susan) of Pierson; sisters, Glenda (Larry) Larger of Pickerington, Ohio, and Karla (Scott) Gruis of Smithville, Mo.; three grandchildren, Calvin, Saundra and Alyssa; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother; infant brother; and several aunts and uncles.

Vera Hoppe
Vera Carr Hoppe, 90, of Winter Haven, Florida, formerly of Anthon, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 15, 2015, peacefully in her sleep.
A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Christ Community Church in Winter Haven. Arrangements were under the direction of Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven.
Vera was born in Anthon on February 7, 1925, to John and Genevieve (Madden) Carr. She was raised and educated in Anthon, graduating from Anthon High School in 1942.
She married Don Lorenzen in 1945. Only seven years after they were married, Don was tragically killed in a fire.
Vera opened a grocery store in Anthon, and she later married Karl Hoppe in 1955. Vera was a loving and devoted wife and mother.
Her greatest love was her family. She raised three children: Larry Lorenzen, Michael “Mick” Lorenzen, and Michelle Lorenzen Thayer.
Survivors include her son Larry Lorenzen of Battle Creek, Iowa; her grandchildren and their spouses: Michelle and Tommy Thayer of Winter Haven; Donald Lorenzen of Sioux City; Chad and Leslie Lorenzen of Aurora, Colo.; and Jay and Nivia Lorenzen of Aurora; and her brother, Leonard Carr of Ocala, Fla.; She was also blessed to have had seven beautiful great-grandchildren: Kacie, Trey, Kobe, Lindsey, Adalia, Jaydon, and Cecily.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Genevieve Carr; her husbands, Don Lorenzen and Karl Hoppe; her son, Michael; her brother, Cyril Carr; and her sisters: Cleo Hana, Rita Coyne, Loretta Devault, Corrine Johnston, and Elizabeth Keneley.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice.

Kristi Fagler
    Kristi M. Fagler, 64, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa, Iowa.  Arrangements are pending with Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley.

Violet Carlson
    Violet R. Carlson, 86, of Mapleton, Iowa, formerly of Smithland, Iowa, died September 11, 2015 at Maple Heights Care Center.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2015 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton with Pastor Marcus Manley officiating.  Music for the service included Laura Neldeberg serving as organist and Dick Chrestensen signing: “How Great Thou Art,” “One Day At A Time,” and “Just As I Am.”  Pallbearers were Barry Carlson, Brian Carlson, Jim Carlson, Larry Smith, Shawn Smith and Randy Colshan.
Burial was in Little Sioux Township Cemetery at Smithland.  Root Funeral Homes in Onawa and Rodney (www.rootfuneralhomes.com) is in charge of arrangements.
Violet Rae, daughter of Alfred and Florence (Bollmeyer) Sands, was born August 26, 1929, near Danbury, Iowa.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church (Midway) near Battle Creek, Iowa.  She attended country school at Miller Township rural Danbury.
On October 1, 1949, Violet was united in marriage to Emery Carlson at St. Paul’s Lutheran Parsonage.  They farmed for many years in the Oto and Smithland area before moving into Smithland in 1979.
While living in Smithland, she was the custodian of the United Methodist Church for many years.
In recent years, Violet made her home in Mapleton.  Violet was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton.
She enjoyed playing cards, family scrapbooking and attending family events.
Violet is survived by two sisters-in-law: Marjorie Smith of Mapleton, IA and Barbara Carlson of Sioux City, Iowa; along with nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emery; and two brothers, in infancy.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

Thomas “T.C.” Crowl
Thomas “T.C.” Crowl, formerly of Lawton, Iowa, passed away August 15, 2015, in Helena, Montana.
A memorial service will be held at the Masonic Lodge of Moville, Iowa, on Saturday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m.  A cookout, in honor of “T.C.”, will follow for family and friends at 2 p.m., at the farm of John and Cathy Crowl.

Charles Krekow
Charles S. Krekow, 91, of Marcus, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus.
A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Marcus, Iowa.  Rev. Don Meyer will officiate.  Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus with the family present from 5-8 p.m.  There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service on Saturday.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com
Charles Scott Krekow was born in Le Mars, Iowa to Albert and Elma (Scott) Krekow on August 14, 1924.  He was raised on the family farm south of Marcus where he attended Amherst No. 9 country school.
After a year of confirmation instruction at Trinity Lutheran Church, he attended Marcus High School where he graduated in 1943.  After graduation, he farmed with his father.
On September 3, 1950, He Married Lois Kroeger at Christ Lutheran Church, Remsen, Iowa.  They were blessed with two daughters, Deborah and Kay.  Together, Chuck and Lois farmed in Amherst Township for forty one years.
Chuck was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed.  He had served as an elder and other church board positions both at Trinity and Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen.  Chuck also taught a high school Bible class.
He was active in his community, having served on the Cherokee County Extension Board, was past president of the Marcus Fair Board as well as having been elected to the Community Coop Board of Directors and served as their secretary.
He was a member of the Pioneer Machinery Club in Le Mars, Iowa and a former member of the 2 Cylinder Club at Spencer.  He enjoyed working in his shop, restoring old tractors (especially the green and yellow ones), and restoring gasoline engines.  In his spare time, he watched sprint cars and NASCAR.
Along with farming, Chuck worked as an insurance adjuster for Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company for 24 years.  Following his retirement from farming, he continued to do adjusting.
Charles also had a business called “Reproduction by Chuck” where he manufactured radiator grills for antique John Deere tractors.  He retired from that work in 2012.  Many of his parts were shipped throughout the United States and overseas.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Lois Krekow of Marcus, Iowa; a daughter, Kay Krekow and her husband, Dr. Harry Dunstan of Derwood, Maryland; a step grandson, Nick Dunstan of Washington, DC; several cousins; and his good friend and special great nephew, Kory Kroeger of Remsen, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Deborah Krekow-Nelson; his mother and father-in-law; and a brother-in-law.
Memorials in Chuck’s name may be directed to the Marcus Public Library.

Ida Smith
Ida Ione Smith, 86, of Moville, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at a Sioux City nursing home.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Moville United Methodist Church. Burial was in Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville. Arrangements are under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral home in Moville.
Ida was born on June 23, 1929, in Orient, SD, the daughter of Leonard and Irene (Smith) Johnson. She moved to Sioux City as a small child and was raised there.
She married Lester Ashton Smith on March 4, 1947 in Sioux Falls, SD. The couple lived in the Black Hills of South Dakota and moved to Moville in 1959.
After Lester retired, they moved to Rapid City, SD for several years before returning to Moville.
Ida worked at Palmer Co. before becoming a wife and homemaker. She later worked at the Imperial 400 Motel in Sioux City for 10 years. Lester died on Aug. 1, 2000, in Moville.
Ida was a member of Moville United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary in Rapid City and Moville. Ida loved working puzzles, word finds and reading. She was also an excellent seamstress.
She is survived by four children: Marcia Smith of Moville; Shirley (Frank) Ellis of Alexandria, VA; Lester A (Dorothy) Smith Jr. of Moville; and Wesley (Carolyn) Smith of Sioux City. Ida also had six grandchildren — Pat and Andy, Matthew and Steven, Tiki Potter and Betty Dey — and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a grandson, Adam Michael Smith; her brothers, Calvin and Merle Johnson; and her sisters, Donna Snyder and baby Violet.

Vivian Kamm
Vivian Ionia Kamm, 95, of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at a local nursing home with her family at her bedside.
Abiding by her wishes, there will be no services.  Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Arrangements are with Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel.
Vivian was born July 31, 1920, in Moville, Iowa, the daughter of Roland and Bertha Peters. She was raised in rural Moville and attended school there.
She married Kenneth Kamm on May 26, 1937 in Le Mars, Iowa. He preceded her in death.
They farmed in rural Moville, Climbing Hill and Smithland, Iowa, areas before moving to Sioux City in 1967. Vivian worked at Bishop’s Cafeteria and at IBP, and as a cook at Westwood Nursing Home.
Survivors include her son, Terrance (Jeanette) of Sioux City; two grandsons: Kevin Kamm of Omaha and Kirk Kamm of Prior Lake, Minn.; two great-grandsons: James Kamm of Prior Lake and Steven Kamm of St. Cloud, Minn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Roland “Ronny” Kamm; brothers Gerald (Julia) Peters and Eugene (Nina) Peters; and sisters Dorothy (Ralph) Thomas and Della Mae Conner.
The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Rosenkrans and staff; Dr. Wadinski and staff; Westwood Nursing and Rehab staff; Hospice of Siouxland staff; and her special friends, Sam Thomas of Moville; Dorine Levine of Long Grove, Ill.; Julie Hermann of Chandler, Ariz.; and Willa Menker and Fama Forney, both of Sioux City.

Jessica “Jessie” Loring
Jessica “Jessie” L. Loring, 63, of Sloan, Iowa, and formerly of Webster City, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
A funeral Mass was held Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa.  The celebrant was Rev. Patrick O’Kane.  Lectors were Jill Hanner and Jackie Hancock.  Mass servers were Hunter Hanner, Bostyn Hanner, and Boe Harvey
The message in music was provided by Cliff Steinhoff, vocalist; Mary Holzerlanger, cantor; and Jane Heisterkamp, organist.  It included “Here I Am, Lord”, “Amazing Grace”, “On Eagle’s Wings”, “Song of Farewell”, and “How Great Thou Art”
The offertory procession was done by JoAnna Hanner and Ella Hanner.  Pallbearers were Rick Worrell, Brett Steinhoff, Seth Steinhoff, Jesse Worrell, Kevin Shattuck, and Jason Worrell.
Jessica Lynn (Worrell) Loring was born August 13, 1952. She was the daughter of Archie and Dolores (LaCroix) Worrell. She was the first of the Worrell children who were brought home to the family farm near Smithland.
She grew up in the Smithland area and graduated with the Westwood High School class of 1970. She then attended Iowa Central Community School College in Fort Dodge, Iowa and graduated with a degree in nursing. She passed her Iowa boards and became a registered nurse.
She soon began her career at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, working in the neonatal department for over 30 years.
Along with that responsibility came deep and lasting friendships with the families and the infants as they grew up. One of those infants was Elizabeth Hepple, who grew up and had a lasting adult friendship with Jessie.
She was excited and proud to be assigned as one of the primary care nurses of one of the McCaughey septuplets in 1997.
While in her college days at Webster City, Jessie met the love of her life while working at Maid-Rite. That man was Jack Loring, whom she married on June 9, 1989, at Webster City
They moved to Smithland, Iowa in 2009 and to Sloan, Iowa just prior to his death on July 20, 2009. She continued her nursing career in other aspects in the area during this time.
Jessie loved being with her family.  She was the one who especially appreciated family picnics. Fowler’s Park at Smithland was a favorite outdoor site for Jessie to share time with her family and line up everyone for family pictures. “She was all about a picnic.”
In later years, she developed a love for dogs and time at home.
She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Salix. She also volunteered at Trinity Heights in Sioux City.
Those family members left to survive Jessie and embrace her love and legacy include her three sisters and their husbands: Suzanne and Wesley Shattuck of Mapleton, Iowa; Jean and Skip Shattuck of Smithland, Iowa; and Janie and Cliff Steinhoff of Hornick, Iowa; three brothers and their wives: Gary and Karen Worrell of Smithland, Iowa; Tim and Renae Worrell of Kingsley, Iowa; and Russ and Judy Worrell of Smithland, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Pam Worrell of Denver, Colorado and Linda Worrell of Sioux City, Iowa; her beloved nieces and nephews; three stepdaughters, Judy, Janet, and Jacqueline; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; as well as so many good friends.
Along with her beloved husband Jack, Jessie was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Dolores “Dee” Worrell; three brothers: James Frances Worrell, as an infant; Archie Worrell, Jr. and Richard Worrell;  one nephew, Ted Shattuck; and one step-grandson, Jack Tempel.

Alfred “Bud” Flammang

Adolph  J. (Bud) Flammang, 89, of Gurnee, IL passed away peacefully at his home on August 30, 2015.  He was surrounded by his son and caregiver Ronald  and his two nieces.
On Saturday morning, September 5, a funeral Mass followed visitation at 9:30 a.m. After the Mass, burial was held at Ascension Cemetery (1920 Buckley Road, Libertyville, IL).
Adolph was born November 17, 1925 in Mapleton, IA, son of Theodore and Gertrude (Schuh) Flammang.
He was a proud member of the United States Navy, having served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He was a 20-year veteran.
He was an active member of the Gurnee American Legion for 50 years and a lifetime member of the VFW Lake Villa. He was also a member of St. Patrick’s Church, and the Fleet Reserve Association.
He married Phyllis Peterson on November 30, 1949. They moved 18 times during their marriage, due to the military.  They then made their home in Gurnee, IL in 1964.
After the service, Bud worked for Ray’s Welding for a number of years.  Then he worked for the City of Waukegan as a welder before retiring November 17, 1987 at the age of 62.
Bud enjoyed camping with his wife and friends. He also enjoyed collecting beer signs and antiques.
Bud is survived by his sons Ronald, Rodney and Randall, a sister Bernice Timmins of Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, 4 sisters and 3 brothers.

William “Bill” Foley
William “Bill” John Foley, 94, of Quimby, died Sunday, September 5, 2015 at his residence in Quimby.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Iowa. Burial was in Mount St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Anthon, Iowa.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
William ‘Bill’ John Foley was born, April 27, 1921 to John S. Foley and Sarah Esther (Mann) Foley in Anthon, Iowa.
Bill attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School from kindergarten to eighth grade in Anthon and graduated from Anthon High School in 1939.
While in high school, Bill worked at the local grocery store in Anthon. After high school, he did construction work.
On August 26, 1942, Bill enlisted in the United States Army. He served three and a half years during World War II.
Bill was married to Geraldine ‘Jerry’ King on October 18, 1945 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee, Iowa. Shortly after their wedding Bill and Jerry moved to Memphis, Tennessee until Bill’s discharge form the service on January 16, 1946.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Bill went to work for the Illinois Central Railroad as a section foreman out of the Cherokee area.
Bill worked for an extra gang on the railroad, so he and Jerry lived in a bunk car in Sioux Falls, South Dakota until 1950. They later returned to Quimby to continue working on the railroad.
Carrying on with his railroad career, Bill moved his family to Sioux City in 1952. In 1958, another move was made to Bronson, Iowa, where Bill purchased a farm. He still stayed employed with Illinois Central.
Another move was made in 1964 as Bill was transferred back to the Cherokee area. He sold their farm in Bronson and purchased a new farm in Quimby, Iowa. Bill retired from the Illinois Central Railroad after 33 years.
Upon retiring, Bill and Jerry spent many winter months in Arizona. Bill was an avid snooker and card player, and he won many tournaments in both.
Bill also enjoyed reading, and he would make weekly trips to the Quimby Library. If a good book wasn’t found, he enjoyed the Reader’s Digest stories as well.
Bill was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Quimby, where he served on the parish counsel and also served as a Eucharistic Minister.
Left to remember Bill are his wife of 69+ years, Jerry; his children: Percy Nelson and Connie Hill both of Quimby; Bev (Glen) Woltman, Cleghorn, Jack (Juli) Foley, and Bill (Carolyn) Foley, all of Quimby; 18 grandchildren and  28 great grandchildren; his younger siblings, Jean Naber of Merrifield, Minnesota and Phil (Pat) Foley, Springfield, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his great-granddaughter, Faith Hill.

John “Jack” Dawson
    John “Jack” Dawson, 79, of Chandler, Arizona, formerly of Washta, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at his home.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 at Washta United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizoma.
Jack was born and raised on the family farm near Washta.  He met and married Sharon Lage of Marcus, Iowa.  He courageously fought multiple sclerosis for more than 50 years.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; his daughter, Kristi, and his son, Kent, and their spouses; six grandchildren; two sisters; a brother and his wife; a sister-in-law; and many relatives and friends.

Dale Leekley
    Dale Allen Leekley, 85, of Kingsley, Iowa, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley, IA.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kingsley, Iowa, with Rev. Mark Stoll officiating.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.
Dale was born June 29, 1930 in Burke, SD, the son of T. S. & Dena (Vogt) Leekley. As a young child, his family moved to Iowa. He graduated from Westfield Community High School in Westfield, Iowa in 1949.
Dale served in the Iowa National guard from 1948 until 1952.  He attained the rank of sergeant.  On September 2, 1952, he married Corrine Dickman in Danbury, Iowa.
After their marriage, they lived in the Danbury area, Grand Meadow, Bronson and Westfield before moving to Kingsley in 1973.  Dale worked as a farmer, a sheep shearer, and a trader before retiring.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Corrine of Kingsley, IA; his children, Susan (Gordon) Bubke of Pierson, IA; Donna (Bill Sr.) Garvey of South Sioux City, NE; Duane (Jodie) Leekley, of Westfield, IA; Joseph (Julie) Leekley of Pierson, IA; William Leekley of Kingsley, IA; Lori (Lynn) Hamil of Remsen, IA; Joan (Brad) Collins of Hinton, IA; Carol (Doug) Wagner of Elk Point, SD; Janet (Shawn) Schreiber of Aurora, CO; Lisa (Mike) Burr of Marthasville, MO & Robert (Nikki) Leekley of Pierson, IA.  Dale is also survived by 30 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Ethel (Stan) Krosch of Kingsley, IA; Polly (Joe) Smith of Danville, KY; and Leola Muller of Sioux City, Iowa.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thea Leekley; a brother, Edmund “Buzz” Leekley; a grandson, Andrew Schreiber and a great-grandson, Tyler Bubke.

Mildred Fitchner
Mildred L. Fitchner, 97, of Lawton, formerly of Moville, Iowa, died Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Char-Mac Assisted Living in Lawton, IA.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 on Tuesday, September 1 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville with Rev. Barb Spaulding officiating. Christy-Smith McCulloch Chapel in Moville was in charge of arrangements.
Mildred was born May 27, 1918 in Correctionville, Iowa, the daughter of Hans and Henrietta (Zellmer) Hamann.  She grew up on a farm east of Anthon, one of six children.
Mildred attended Manilla Independent Country School and graduated from Anthon High School in 1936. After graduation, she worked at the Anthon Post Office for several years.
Mildred married Wayne V. Fitchner February 7, 1945 at Anthon, Iowa. Together, they made their home on a farm home east of Anthon. Mildred attended Ellis School of Cosmetology in Sioux City, graduating in April 1952.
The family then moved to Moville, where Mildred opened her own beauty shop and ran it for 50 years. They were the parents of three children, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mildred was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville since 1952.  She was a member of the church’s Lea Ruth’s Circle, the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years, the Moville Senior Center, the Berry Patch Dancers, the National Hairdressers Association and the Neighborly Arts Club.
She enjoyed sewing, crafts, crossword puzzles and trips to the casino.
Mildred is survived by her two sons, Douglas (Carol) Fitchner of Florida and Bill (Becky) Fitchner of Sioux Falls, SD; five grandchildren, Mark, Craig, Jake and Elizabeth Fitchner and Bill Burkhart; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne; her daughter, Charmyne Sanderson; three brothers: Alfred, Bill and John Hamann; and two sisters: Marion Rippke and Margaret Milligan.
A special thank you to the Char-Mac staff for the great care Mildred received during her time there. The family also thanks Hospice of Siouxland for their loving care.

Dorothy Krumwiede
Dorothy I. Krumwiede, 93, of South Sioux City, NE, formerly of Moville, died Friday, August 28, 2015 at Unity Point St. Luke’s.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 2 at Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville.  McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy was born September 11, 1921 in Sac County, Iowa, the daughter of William and Leota Oder. She lived in the Moville area most of her life.
Dorothy was a past member of the Moville United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. She enjoyed fishing, golfing, roller skating, cooking and baking.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Gene Krumwiede of South Sioux City, NE; 4 daughters: Linda (Wes) Zellmer of Moville, IA; Teresa (Gary) Brown of Sioux City, IA; Pam (Steve) French of Moville, IA; and Tera (Tom) Law of Sturgis, SD; a sister, Margaret Boyd, and a brother, William Oder, both of California.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Burnell “Stub” Stohbehn; a son, Bob Oder; a grandson, Bob Zellmer; and a sister, Wilma.

Barbara Zellmer
    Barbara Lea Zellmer, 83, of Lawton, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015, at home with her loving family.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 29 at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sioux City. Burial was in Banner Township Cemetery at Lawton following services.
Barbara was born June 9, 1932, in Hartington, NE. She spent her childhood in Sioux City, with two years in CA.
She married Alvin Zellmer on December 14, 1950 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Barbara and Alvin shared 64 years together on their farm in Lawton.
Barbara graduated from Central High School and later from Nettleton Business College in Sioux City.  She worked in the service, business, and merchandising industries, including several years at Northwestern Mutual Life and MCI.
Barb put her family first and devoted herself to sharing her many passions with them.  Her talents included sewing, knitting, quilting, gardening and canning, cooking, reading, traveling and history.
She was a great communicator with family, friends and strangers.
She was a long-time member of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served with a willing heart. In the recent past, she attended First Baptist Church in Climbing Hill where she was a blessing to her church family.
Survivors include her husband Alvin; three daughters, Kay Zellmer of Denver, CO, Laurie (Ronald) Law of Lawton, and Leann (Andrew) Orr  of Sioux City; three sons, James (Donna) Zellmer of Simpsonville, SC, David Zellmer of Lawton, and Keith (Pam) Zellmer of Kosovo; 21 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Douglas Hansen and her parents Fern and Herman Hansen.

Michael Kozora
Michael B. Kozora, 73, of Washta, died Tuesday evening, August 25, 2015.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 29 at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Rev. Don Gordon officiated. Cremation followed the service.  There will be no burial at this time.  Military rites were held at the funeral home during the service. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Michael was born on August 3, 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa to Joseph and Vera (Ridgeway) Kozora Sr.
He was married to Janice Preuss, and to this union, two children were born — Brenda and Lisa. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October of 1975, where he was a mechanic. He was honorably discharged in October of 1978.
He was later married to Linda Ehrig on October 21, 1978 at Iowa City, Iowa. This marriage was blessed with two children, James and Maxine.
Michael had lived in Iowa City, LeMars, Creston, Sioux City, and Moville. He was living in Washta, Iowa at the time of his death.
Over the years, he followed several different trades, including roofing, painting, and janitorial work. He had also worked at Holstein Manufacturing and Ace Roto Mold in Hospers, Iowa, before retiring in 1997 due to his health.
He attended and graduated from Golfsmith Club Making and Repair School, so he could keep up with the latest trends in the golfing industry.
He was affiliated with the Methodist Church. He loved to golf, go fishing, go bowling, go dancing, and spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Linda of Washta, Iowa; four children: Brenda Kozora Speirs of Iowa City, Iowa; Lisa Kozora Klein (Steve) of Kirkland, Illinois; James Kozora (Maranna Downing) of Washta, Iowa; Maxine Kozora (fiancé Andrew Conrad) of Washta, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; and three siblings: Joseph (Vicky) Kozora of San Diego, California; Juanita Martching (Kareen Bullock) of San Diego, California; and Jimmy Kozora of Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Kozora Sr., and his mother, Vera Kozora Ehrig.

Angeline “Ann” Christensen
Angeline M. “Ann” Christensen, 87, of Elgin, Illinois, formerly of Correctionville, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2015, at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no services. Laird Funeral Home of Elgin is assisting the family. Condolences may given at www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Angeline was born September 29, 1927 in Correctionville, Iowa, the daughter of George and Edna Ashmore Sellman.
Surviving are her two daughters, Debbie (Jim) Duppler of Elgin and Vicki Christensen of Winfield, Illinois; four grandchildren: Steven (Julie) Duppler, Brett Duppler, and Carley and Erin Cullen; two great-grandchildren: Kaden and Jackson Duppler; and several nieces and nephews, including her special nephew, Douglas (Bonney) Thom.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mark Christensen; her grandson, Michael Duppler; one sister, Ella Mae Thom; and one brother, Elvin Sellman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

Inge Malm
    Inge Lisbeth Malm, 78, of Moville, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 26 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, Iowa. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Arrangements are with McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Inge was born Jan. 5, 1937 in Denmark to Lars and Magdalene (Rasmussen) Pedersen.
She married Carl E. Malm on Jan. 22, 1955, in Denmark. They moved to Lawton in 1967. They owned a farm just outside of town.
Inge received her G.E.D in Iowa. She worked as a processing tech at Unity Point for 20 years.
She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton.
She enjoyed gardening, flowers, spending time with her grandchildren and visiting with her neighbors.
Survivors include her children: Linda Baker of Sioux City, Robert Malm of Yelm, Washington; Allan (Tina) Malm of Swedesburg, Iowa; and Michael (Jolene) Malm of Santa Rosa, California; seven grandchildren: Courtney, Michael, Jennifer, Brittney (Trevor), Bobby, Roy and Noah; a great-grandchild, Raelee; and a brother, Ivan Pedersen of Denmark.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; and a sister, Ritha Hestbak.

LeRoy Bring
LeRoy Bring, 79, of Norfolk, formerly of Moville, died Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 25 at First United Methodist Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Dustin Petz officiated, with military rites by American Legion Post 149, Belden, United States Navy Honors Guard.
Burial was at 2 p.m. with graveside services in Belden Cemetery at Belden, Nebraska. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.
LeRoy was born August 16, 1936 in Belden, Nebraska to Carl and Barbara (Casal) Bring. He attended Green Valley District 91 and graduated from Belden High School in 1954.
He married Aylene Bartels, and to this union, four children were botn. He later married the love of his life, Marilyn Culver, on August 13, 1988. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He served in the U.S. Navy from November 10, 1955, to August 9, 1957. He served on U.S.S. Mount McKinley and was stationed in Greece.
After serving in the U.S. Navy, LeRoy farmed in Belden for numerous years before pursuing his next career path.
LeRoy started his employment with Kent Feeds, Inc. in September 1974. While at Kent, LeRoy held many management positions in the Kent Sales Department. He was eventually named vice president of sales for the Southwest Division.
LeRoy mentored several Kent salespeople. He was very well known and respected in the livestock industry. LeRoy always represented the company, his employees and his family with the utmost of integrity.
After retirement from Kent Feeds, LeRoy obtained his realtor’s license and sold real estate for several years.
LeRoy loved everyone in his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He was also an avid fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and loved to golf.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Bring of Norfolk; children Laurelee (Bruce) Schmidt of Moville, Iowa, Kimberlee (Thomas) Dixon of Moville, Dana (Barbara) Bring of South Sioux City, Melissa and Jayson Haggin of Moville, Kevin Culver of Omaha, Kent (Brenda) Culver of Omaha, Kelly (Jeff) Finkral of Norfolk, Kristin (Darin) Spaulding of Norfolk, and Rhonda Culver of Yankton, S.D.; a sister, Patricia (Don) Rohde of Carroll; a sister-in-law, Dona Bring of Arizona; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and LeRoy’s Maltese dog, “Ziggy.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Barbara; a brother, Leon Bring; sisters Marie Bring and Emma Mae Bring; a son, Kyle Culver; a grandson, Corey; and a brother-in-law, Richard Jenkins.

Dr. Steve Sulsberger
Dr. Steve “Doc” Sulsberger, 61, of Mapleton passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015 of complications from cancer, surrounded by family, at St. Luke’s Unity Point in Sioux City.
Visitation will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton on Thursday, August 27 after 6 p.m. with a vigil wake service at 7 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 28th.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, August 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery at Mapleton. The family is receiving condolences online at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Steve was born on April 3, 1954, and was raised on a farm north of Hornick. He is the son of Marvin and Alice (Faverty) Sulsberger.
He graduated from Westwood High School in Sloan and attended Iowa State University, graduating in 1978 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
He met his wife, Colleen, while working at a veterinary clinic in Dodge City, KS. They were married, and they opened Mapleton Veterinary Clinic in 1980. He practiced there for 35 years.
Doc loved golfing with friends Mike Friedrichsen and Ed Trucke, swimming in the backyard, scuba diving, taking underwater photographs, and spending time with family and friends.
He loved engineering and building something out of nothing — and keeping it running with his best friend, Greg Trucke.
Steve loved helping young people, and he loved being a veterinarian.  To honor his memory, the family plans to establish a memorial scholarship in his name to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Those who wish to contribute to the scholarship fund are invited to do so in lieu of flowers.
He is survived by his mother Alice of Hornick; his wife of 35 years, Colleen and his daughter Alyssa, both of Mapleton, his son Ryan of Ames; his brother, Todd and his wife, Debra Sulsberger of Hornick; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Steve was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Sulsberger; his maternal grandparents, Roy and Josie Faverty; and his paternal grandparents, Clarence and Freda Sulsberger.

Bruce Simmons
    Bruce Simmons, 71, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, August 12, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.
A celebration of Bruce’s life was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Ken Davidson officiating.  Interment will take place at a later date in the Banner Township Cemetery in Lawton, Iowa. Roland Funeral Service is caring for Bruce’s family and his arrangements.  Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
Bruce Howard Simmons was born on June 23, 1944, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Virgil Francis and Betty Jane (Reynolds) Simmons.  He graduated from Central High School in 1962.
Following graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 14 1/2 years, including two tours in Vietnam.
Among his credits, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.
He attained the rank of Captain, and received an Honorable Discharge in 1976.  He then joined the United States Army Reserve, serving until retirement, effective January 1, 1988.
He was locally employed at Camblin’s Plumbing and Heating for several years and later SkyJack for five years.  While working with Camblin’s, he was especially proud to be part of the Camblin team building the new hospital in Red Oak, Iowa.
Bruce was united in marriage to Patricia A. Rogers-Trexel, August 23, 1979, in a Lutheran Church in Sioux City, Iowa.  For nearly 30 years, he and Patricia have cared for and mentored over 50 children as foster parents, beginning in 1986, and up to the present.
Bruce treasured spending time with family and friends.  He enjoyed fishing, reading, gardening, flint knapping and genealogy.  He was a member of the VFW, Honor Guard (for a short time) and MCA.
Bruce is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia Simmons of Atlantic; sons, Kenneth (Kumcha) Simmons, Mark (Sheri) Simmons, Matthew (Beth) Trexel, Nathan (Tara) Trexel, and Ethan Simmons; daughter, Kimberly (Todd) Cropley; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Marjorie Lee, Debra Thieman, Virginia Kidby and Mary Brown;  brothers, David (Connie) Gibbs and Douglas (Pam) Simmons; and aunts, Marjorie Sullivan and Harriette Haussener.
He is preceded in death by his father, Virgil Simmons; mother, Betty Meggers; step-mom, Fern Simmons; sister, Kate Loos; and mother and father-in-law, Betty and Lloyd Nobbe.
The family suggests that memorials be made for the Atlantic Public Library.

Thomas (T.C.) Crowl
Thomas (T.C.) Crowl departed his earthly life on August 15, 2015 in Helena, Montana.
A memorial service is planned at the Masonic Lodge of Moville, Iowa at a later date.
Thomas was born to Wayne and May Crowl in Lawton, Iowa on April 2, 1941.  His early years were spent on the family farm.  T.C. had many pets and loved animals.  He graduated from Lawton High School and then attended Northeast Missouri State and the University of South Dakota.
He was proud to be a lifelong Masonic member. He loved to dance, party, fish, go boating, and cook.  The family Christmas celebration was his favorite time of the year.
On April 28, 1962 he married his childhood sweetheart Zoralea Hinrichs and they had three children, John (Cathy) Crowl of Lawton, IA, Jack (Tonya) Crowl of Ashton, IA, and Amy Warde of Bozeman, MT.
They were also blessed with seven grandchildren: Caitlin and Emily Crowl, Jacob (Kellie) Crowl and great-granddaughter Harlo, Garrett Crowl, Alex and Ashley Warde.
T.C. enjoyed years of working the family farm and feedlot.  In the 1980’s, he began trading cattle and formed the Western States Cattle Company, which became his passion in life. He met many wonderful people along the trail and made many lifelong friends.  To all of them, we say adieu and thanks for the memories made with T.C.
In addition to his children and grandchildren, T.C. is survived by his brother, Mark (Kay) Crowl of Hornick, IA, his nephew, Scott (Krista) Crowl of Sioux City, IA, and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cheryl Olson
Cheryl Ann Sluyter Olson, 58, of West Fork, Arkansas, died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her home.
The family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Moville Firehouse. Cremation arrangements are being provided by Beard’s Chapel.  Condolences can be left at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com.
Cheryl was born October 3, 1956 in Sioux City, Iowa to Roy and Eleanore Ball Sluyter. She worked at Aalfs for 34 years and Loomis for 3 years.  She loved spending time with family and friends, and she loved to be outside.
Cheryl was a member of Guardians of the Children (SYLB).
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Cliff Olson; a son, Michael Shapley; a sister, Lauri Johns; a niece, Hallie Johns; grandchildren Bret Shapley, Mackenzie Olson, Chloe and Emily Shearan, Brooke and Wyatt Olson, Evan and Connor Franco, Remington and Quinton Rosenbaum; a great-grandson, Levi Rosenbaum; stepchildren Shelly and Brian Shearan, Tony, Jeff and Adam Olson, Michelle Hurd, Christina Bishop and Jeremy Gibbs; her beloved dog, Angel; and many special friends — including one we’d like to mention, Bonnie Schmitz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents, and a sister, Carol Ann.

Grayce Smith-Uhl
Grayce Elizabeth Smith-Uhl, 95, of Moville, died Monday, August 3, 2015, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City.
A celebration of life was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 7 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, Iowa, with the Rev. Bruce Jackson officiating. Burial was in Westfork Township Cemetery in Climbing Hill, Iowa.
Arrangements were under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Grayce was born on Jan. 8, 1920, to Carl and Olive Boyer, in Sloan, Iowa. She attended elementary school in Sioux City and high school in Climbing Hill.
She married W. Howard Smith on August 4, 1937, and they farmed near Climbing Hill raising their four children there. Howard preceded her in death in 2000.
Grayce married Bernard Uhl on December 13, 2003. He preceded her in death in 2012.
Her family and faith were the mainstays of her life.
Grayce was active at First Baptist Church in Climbing Hill while raising her family, teaching Sunday School, leading the choir, and singing.
When the church bought an organ, she learned to play and continued playing for many years.
She was active in PTA at school and the Farm Bureau. Grayce was also active in the Extension Service, mentoring young mothers. When she and Howard retired from the farm and moved to Moville, they attended Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton.
Grayce enjoyed crafts, travel, and especially, time with family and friends. She and Howard spent many winters in Texas.
Grayce’s love of family continued all her life with a special interest in the development and activities of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Likewise, her life served as testimony to her strong faith and love of Christ.
She was a super mom before it was popular, and she will be greatly missed by her family.
Grayce is survived by her four children and their spouses: Karen Conley (Bob Tobia) of Kansas City, Missouri; Howard (Kris) Smith of Fairfax, Virginia; Steve (Lois) Smith of Climbing Hill; and James (Diane) Smith of Ames, Iowa; six grandchildren: Jackie (Duane) Amundson of Ivanhoe, Minnesota; Hilary (Tom) Kleese of Verona, Wisconsin; Josie (Josh) Uecker of Kansas City; Guy (Ellery) Smith of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Shane Smith (Jeena Dutta) of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Shannon (Jim) Pinnock of St. Robert, Missouri; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Garoutte; her brother, Carl Boyer; and two half-brothers, Donald and Richard Francis.

Jody Nelson
Jody L. Nelson, 68, of Hornick, died Monday, August 3, 2015, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 7 at Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa, with Kathy Jo Mitchell officiating.
Condolences may be left online at www.rushfamilycareservice.com for the family.
Jody Lynn was born on July 26, 1947, in Mapleton, Iowa, the daughter of William and Velma (Jackson) Kunkel. She grew up and attended school in Riverside.
Jody and Robert “Juice” Nelson were united in marriage on May 12, 1982. She had a 40-year career with IPS/MidAmerican Energy before retiring in 2009.
Over the years, she was also involved in many independent business ventures, including Bella Candles, Italian Charms, Lia Sophia Jewelry and, most recently, Avon.  At the time of her death, she was a board member at Midwest Credit Union and EFS Financial.
After her retirement, she spent countless hours volunteering at Pleasant View Care Center. She enjoyed the friendships that she made there.
Jody loved to travel, making many trips to Branson, Missouri and Park Rapids, Minnesota with her close friends. She also loved to travel throughout the Midwest to Longhorn shows with her husband, Juice.
She is survived by her husband, Robert “Juice” Nelson of Hornick; two daughters: Angie (Kip) Overton of Adel, Iowa, and Jennifer Dunagan of Whiting; three grandchildren, Danielle Dunagan of Waterloo, Iowa, and Tiana and Kade Overton of Adel; one brother, Larry (Val) Kunkel of Davison, Michigan; and her beloved dogs, Lily and Sally.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Velma Kunkel, and a very, very special puppy, Ruby.

Sundae Nordstrom
Sundae Knott Nordstrom, 55, of Sharpsburg, Iowa, formerly of Pierson, died Monday, August 3, 2015, at Cass County Medical Center in Atlantic, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 8 at Sharpsburg Presbyterian Church.  Private family burial will be in Blue Grove Cemetery in rural Taylor County, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox, Iowa.
Sundae Knott Nordstrom, the only child of Charles Leonard and Ona (Gibbons) Knott, was born on May 3, 1960 in Corning, Iowa.
Sundae grew up on her parents’ farm north of Sharpsburg, Iowa and attended school at the Lenox Community Schools graduating in 1978. Sundae would hide her shoes so she would not have to help with the chicken chores.
She enjoyed walking from her parents’ home on the south place to her grandparents’ home just north of the section. Springtime was one of her favorite times, because of the newborn calves.
Her father taught her to drive all the vehicles on the farm including the tractor. Sundae could do no wrong in her father’s eye, she had him wrapped around his finger.
Kris Nelson Palmer “adopted” the family as her own in the late 1960’s. This relationship grew and flourished through the years.
Sundae left home to attend Peru State College immediately after graduating high school. She participated in the choir at Peru State, traveling to England during her college career. Sundae graduated with a Bachelor of Science in special education and a minor in music.
She later graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a Master’s in Special Education and a second Master’s in Public Administration.
During Sundae’s professional career, she first taught music at Prince Edward Academy in Farmville, Virginia. Then she returned to Iowa to teach special education at Clearfield. She also served as Clearfield’s principal before leaving for the Sioux City area to be a special education consultant.
After returning to the Lenox area in 2004, she taught special education courses with Graceland University for a few years.
Most recently, Sundae had been serving as coordinator of services in the Taylor, Adams and Ringgold Counties for Support Services of South Central Iowa.
She truly enjoyed teaching students, no matter their age, from elementary to college.  She also enjoyed teaching individuals with challenges in life.
During her years at Clearfield, she was active in the Jaycees, which took her to a state convention in Des Moines the spring of 1994. There, she met Eric Nordstrom from Sioux City. Their courtship was a lot of long-distance phone calls for some time, and then he proposed during the 7th inning stretch while watching a baseball game at his parents’ home.
Eloping to Virginia was overruled by Ona, and a July 17, 1994 wedding took place at the Methodist Church in Sharpsburg. To this union, two children were born: Benjamin Eric Nordstrom on May 10, 1995 and Meghan Kristine Ann Nordstrom on July 15, 1997.
The family lived for ten years in the Pierson, Iowa area before returning to the Lenox and Sharpsburg communities to care for Sundae’s aging parents.
When Sundae was home visiting during the late 1980’s, she helped her mother care for the daycare kids, claiming that a few of them might have been hers while they were out shopping. Ben will always remember the pancakes she cooked for him and Meghan, as the first batch was always burnt.
Meghan’s proudest memory of Sundae was being a strong advocate for children’s educational needs and health care through the Shiners’ hospitals.  She served as the president of the Hospital Moms organization, which gathers items needed to make children’s stays more comfortable, after Meghan utilized their services.
Sundae was an avid reader of Nora Roberts’ books and any other novels she could find.
No matter what life presented, Sundae met it as challenge she was ready to overcome.
Music was always one of Sundae’s greatest joys, next to only her children. Sundae was a loving wife and mother who was kind and encouraging to all she met. She will be greatly missed by many.
Left to honor Sundae’s memory are her husband, Eric Nordstrom of Sharpsburg; her son, Benjamin Nordstrom of Sioux City, Iowa; Meghan Nordstrom of Sharpsburg; Kris Palmer of Rice, Virginia; Jason, Matthew and Stephanie Harbour; her brother-in-law, Oscar Nordstrom (Lisa) and her niece Liberty of Sioux City, Iowa; her sister-in-law, Cheryl Nordstrom of Sioux City, Iowa; numerous cousins; and many other relatives and friends.
Sundae was preceded in death by her father, Charles Leonard, on August 1, 2008; her mother Ona on July 3, 2015; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, George and Mary Nordstrom; and Dean Palmer.

Pam Palmer
    Pam M. Palmer, 71, of Correctionville, Iowa died Thursday, July 23, 2015, at her home at Correctionville following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Graveside services will be held at a later date. The family is receiving condolences on line at www.armstrongfuneral.com. A memorial fund has been established in Pam’s honor.
Pamella Mae Palmer was born November 8, 1943, at Mapleton, Iowa, the daughter of Carl and Helen (Driscoll) Weifenbach. She grew up in the Mapleton area and received her education at St. Mary’s Catholic School.
Pam was married to Warren Palmer, Sr. and together they had four children — one girl and three boys.
Over the years, she worked and lived in various communities in the Siouxland area and settled in Anthon, Iowa. She moved to her home in Correctionville in 1989.
From its origin, Pam worked as a waitress at the Fireside Steakhouse in Anthon. She worked hard there for over 35 years, serving her customers efficiently with a smile and a quick conversation. People not only came there for the food but also to sit in Pam’s section, receive great service, and maybe a little of Pam’s humor. She loved ribbing people.
Pam loved to crochet and that is evident by the numerous afghans in her home and those she shared with family and friends. She liked watching birds and working in her yard, gardening, and flowers.
She loved her dogs — Abby, who died sometime ago and currently her dog and buddy, Pirate.
Pam liked to spend time at the casino and was known to play a few similar games on her computer. She was a fan of Facebook where she enjoyed keeping up with her many Facebook friends.
Above all, Pam’s passion was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her one great grandson. They loved being with her too and will miss her place in their lives.
Family members mourning Pam’s passing are her children, one daughter, Terri Libke and her significant other Steve Terry of Holstein, Iowa, her three sons, Leonard “Lenny” Palmer and his significant other, Pam Hellman of Des Moines, Iowa, Michael “Mike” Palmer and his wife, Marla of Bracketville, Texas, and Warren Palmer, Jr. and his significant other, Debra Gitlin-Moore of Mesa, Arizona; her six grandchildren, Jeffrey and Nicholas Libke, Kyle, Nathan, Brent, and Luke Palmer; her great grandson, Tyler Palmer; her five brothers, Richard “Dick” Weifenbach, Daniel “Danny” Weifenbach, Randy Weifenbach, and Roger Weifenbach; three sisters, Sandra Kidd and her husband, John, Carmen Mead and her husband, Richard, and Terri Faux and her husband, John; along with many nieces and nephews and extended family members.
Pam was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joseph “Joe” Weifenbach and Wendall Weifenbach; and two sisters, Yolanda “Lonnie” Weifenbach and Sherri Hallmark.

Mary Morgan
Mary Jean Morgan, 86, of Quimby, passed away Wednesday evening, July 29, 2015, at the Cherokee Villa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4 at Quimby United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Barb Dinelli officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee, Iowa. Online condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Mary was born on August 25, 1928 in Colo, Iowa, the daughter of Winslow Elias “Jim” and Irene Margaret (Nehring) Becvar. She graduated from Colo High School in 1946 as salutatorian of her class.
On November 5, 1946, she married James Martin Morgan in Kansas City, Kansas. After their marriage, they resided in the Marshalltown, State Center, and Colo areas before moving to a farm south of Marcus, Iowa in 1954. When Jim began working for Simonsen Manufacturing in 1957, they purchased their first home and moved to Quimby.
From 1963 to 1976, Mary worked as a bookkeeper and school secretary for the Willow Community School District. She enjoyed her involvement with the staff and administration, but what she enjoyed most was the lifelong relationships she formed with many of the students.  After her retirement, she enjoyed being able to travel with Jim and spend time with her children and grandchildren.
Mary was a member of the Quimby Federated Woman’s Club, Entre Nous, and Tree Stumpers genealogy group.  She also served on the genealogy committee at the Cherokee County Fair.
As an active member of Quimby United Methodist Church, she served for several years as secretary on the Administrative Board. She also taught Sunday school and helped collect and preserve church history.  At 80, she and Jim still assisted with Vacation Bible School.
She enjoyed reading, quilting, genealogy, gardening, her 500 card club, Bible study, and attending her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting and school events.
Mary and Jim started as two and currently have a loving family of 49. Over the years, the home they built in 1965 has been the hub of many family activities.
Mary is survived by her husband, Jim and three daughters: Kathy (Mark) Simonsen of Cherokee, Sally (Chuck) Knoben of Cherokee, and Connie (Dave) Carstens of Cushing, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Kelly Kaufman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kerry (Glenn) Selby of Gretna, Neb.; Kim (Tim) Wych of Cherokee, Matt (Kristin) Simonsen of Eden Prairie, Minn.; Brian (Tonya) Carstens of Cushing, Korrie Waldner of Cherokee; Ben (Kellie) Carstens of Adel, Iowa; Jim (Christi) Carstens of Cushing; Kent Simonsen of Cushing; and Kristi (Kelly) Kannegieter of Cherokee; 24 great-grandchildren: Katie Kaufman, Marilyn, Frank, Andy, and Carl Simonsen and Julia Constantineau; Kayla Selby, Karissa, Charlie, Kammy, Gavin and Parker Wych, Kayden, Jack and Kyle Waldner; Brock and Brittany Kannegieter, Morgan, Megan, Colin and Justin Carstens; Frankie Allender; and Bailey and Drake Carstens; her sister and brother-law, Fern and Ken Harrison of Las Cruces, N.M.; several nieces and nephews; and many beloved cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Vernon and Donald Becvar.

Dr. Doyle Simonsen
Dr. Doyle W. Simonsen, 96, of Cherokee, Iowa, formerly of rural Quimby, passed away Monday, July 27, 2015, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 3 at Quimby United Methodist Church, with Pastor Barb Dinelli officiating. Condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Doyle was born April 11, 1919 in Cherokee to Dr. Warren and Elma (Dean) Simonsen. He graduated from Quimby Consolidated High School in 1935.
After completing every class offered by the high school, he graduated at age 16. He attended Iowa State College for five years and graduated as a doctor of veterinary medicine in June 1940.
From 1935 to 1937, while he was a student at Iowa State College, Doyle served in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) as a sergeant in the field artillery unit.
He practiced veterinary medicine in Paullina, Iowa, for one year.
Doyle married Margaret Rasmussen of Marcus, Iowa on November 27, 1941. They moved to Quimby and Doyle joined the family business.
He served as president of Simonsen Mill Inc. and related companies from 1941 until his retirement in 1984. During this period, he led the company’s expansion into several new lines of business, including regional liquefied petroleum (propane) distribution, fertilizer and agricultural equipment manufacturing.
As a member of Quimby United Methodist Church, Doyle served as treasurer for many years. He served on both the Quimby and Willow school boards (including several terms as president), and on the Cherokee County Extension Board.
He was an officer for various fertilizer organizations. He was also a member of the Iowa Propane Gas Association.
He served on the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital Board for 45 years. At his first meeting, they voted to build an addition on the old hospital, and at his last meeting, they voted to tear the old hospital down. He passed away at the new hospital that he proposed building as a member of the board.
When Doyle retired, he became a charter member of the Quimby Lions Club. He and fellow members enjoyed serving countless suppers and greatly expanded the paper and cardboard recycling program. He was proud that all six of his children were “college-educated and self-supporting.”
Survivors include his six children: Ann (Ray) Drefke of Marcus; John R. (Helen) Simonsen of Quimby; Mark (Kathy) Simonsen of Cherokee; Karen (Michael) McMahon of Libertyville, Ill.; Kristie (Rich) Brown of Sioux City; and Kira (Alan) Freilich of Moorhead, Iowa; 17 grandchildren: Jeri (Mike) Johnson of Kiel, Wis.; Brent (Michelle) Drefke of Clive, Iowa; Jon (Marla) Simonsen of Quimby; Kyle (Kristi) Drefke of Bethesda, MD; Jay (Becky) Simonsen of Rayville, LA; Kelly Kaufman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kerry (Glenn) Selby of Gretna, Neb.; Matt (Kristin) Simonsen of Eden Prairie, Minn.; Kyle McMahon of Libertyville; Scott Drefke of Ankeny, Iowa; Courtney (Jamie) Sanders of Overland Park, Kan.; Kent Simonsen of Cushing, Iowa; Kirk (Cameren) McMahon of Chicago, Ill.; Rachel (TJ) Stahle of Overland Park; and Evan (Candace) Freilich, Mallory Freilich, and Morgan Freilich, all of Omaha, Neb.; 28 great-grandchildren: Kelsey, Kasey and Karley Petersen; Jared and Tyler Drefke; Derek and Jacob Simonsen; Margaret, Madeleine and Sigrid Drefke; Annabelle, Noah and Skyler Arnold; Katie Kaufman; Marilyn, Frank, Andy and Carl Simonsen and Julia Constantineau; Payton and Alyson Drefke; Kayla Selby, Ruby and Jameson Sanders; Liv McMahon; and Michael, Alexander and Eleanor Freilich; a brother, Merle (Dorothy) Simonsen of Cherokee; two sisters-in-law, Alice Rasmussen of Sioux City and Cecily Simonsen of Tucson, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Margaret, his wife of 69 years, on Nov. 29, 2010; brothers Dr. Dean Simonsen and Marlo Simonsen; and sisters-in-law Betty Simonsen and Virginia Simonsen.

Keith Stratton
Keith K. Stratton, 83, died Monday evening, July 27, 2015, at his home in Park Centre in Newton, Iowa.
A funeral Mass for Keith was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newton, with Father William Reynolds and Deacon Dan Goetz officiating.  Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangements.  Online condolences may be left for the family at www.pencefh.com.
Keith Krier Stratton, the son of Chester and Gertrude (Krier) Stratton, was born May 5, 1932 in Milford, Iowa.  He graduated from Kingsley High School in Kingsley, Iowa and later from Morningside College, with a degree in accounting.  Keith served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1960.
On December 27, 1952, Keith was united in marriage with Cecelia E. O’Neill at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Morse, Iowa.
After his service and college graduation, they moved to Kellogg in 1960 when Keith began his work at the Maytag Company.  In 1996, he retired in the financial department after more than 36 years. He also volunteered to help people with their yearly taxes.
A longtime resident of the Newton area, he devoted his life to his family.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was involved in many church ministries, and he was an active member of the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed coaching youth sports, being involved with Boy Scouts, played golf and cards, and traveling. He also loved following his grandchildren’s activities.
The Iowa Hawkeyes, UNI Panthers, and St. Louis Cardinals were his teams that he followed closely. He was a kind and warm-hearted man who will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Those left to honor Keith’s memory include his sons: Martin (Debra) Stratton and Edward (Darla) Stratton; his daughters: Victoria (Greg) McLeod, Sue Ellen (Jack) Metzger, Laura (Len) Metzger and Carmalita (Blair) Shipley; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandson, Charlie Stratton; a granddaughter, Amy Metzger; a brother, Robert Stratton; and a sister Vivian Kaefring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Keith’s memory or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Douglas Hagan
Douglas Hagan, 52, of Alton, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2015, at his residence.
There was a prayer service on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m. at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.  The Rev. Karen Garrison officiated.  Sympathies may be expressed at www.oolman.com.
Douglas Dean was born on September 20, 1962, in Lawton, Oklahoma, the son of Gerald Dean and Marlene Martha (Yates) Hagan.
He was raised in Kingsley, where he graduated from the Kingsley-Pierson High School.  He then served in the United States military.
He lived in various places until February of 1994, when he settled at Alton.  At the time of his death, he worked in the assembly department at CIVCO in Orange City.
Doug enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking.
Survivors include five children: Amanda Radtke of Mosinee, Wisconsin; Hanna Hagan of Sikeston, Missouri; Angela Hagan of Mosinee; Beth Van Dorn of Killeen, Texas; and Andrew Clark of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren: Hailee, McKenzie, Jacob, Mikayla, Mason, Vanessa, and Desiree; a sister, Valerie Ites of Laurie, Missouri; and a brother, David Hagan of Kingsley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin sisters in infancy.

Richard Streeter
Richard K. Streeter, 85, of Holstein, formerly of Correctionville, Iowa, entered into eternal peace Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society in Holstein.
Services were held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 at Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home in Holstein, with the Rev. Richard A. Salcido officiating. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake, Iowa. Online condolences can be made at www.nicklasdjensenfh.com.
Dick was born on Aug. 25, 1929, the son of the late Tracy Mae and Everett Streeter. He graduated from Correctionville High School in 1948.  He worked as a plumber with his father in Correctionville until he entered the U.S. Navy in 1948.
He married the late Marjorie Streeter in October 1950. They resided in Correctionville until moving to Moville, Iowa, where Dick owned and operated his own Standard Oil gas station and tank wagon service.
Life’s journeys took Dick from Moville to St. Louis, Missouri, and  he eventually settled in Storm Lake. In 1980, Dick lost his wife Marjorie to a brief battle with cancer.
He married Betty Juelfs in September 1983. They resided in Storm Lake, where at one point they both worked for the Storm Lake Community Schools. After retirement, Dick and Betty moved to Correctionville.
Dick was an excellent bowler and participated in several bowling leagues during his lifetime.
He was an extremely gifted woodworker and was very passionate about it, having made many items for family members throughout his life.
He enjoyed following his grandsons, Jeremy and Justin, in all of their athletic events. He so enjoyed each and every visit from his great-grandchildren, and he enjoyed watching them in all of their activities.
In his heart, he found a deep love for the state of Montana, especially Cooke City, where he resided with his parents for two years. He often traveled to visit Cooke City in his later years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters Cynthia (Kent) Dittmer and Catherine Foster; a stepson, Dennis (Shirley) Juelfs; and stepdaughters, Donna (Joe) Reimers, Jolene (Bob) Hansen, Julie (Randy) Vaughn and Lori Petersen (finance, Mike Shields).
Also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren Jeremy (Tera) Parks and Justin (Laura) Parks; and step-grandchildren Tim Hoaglund, David (Heather) Juelfs, Tim (Joie) Pauley, Brent (Shari) Hansen, Brenda (Sean) Mayer, Brandi (John) Zevenbergen, Trisha (Keenan) Deutsch, Nick Petersen, and Josh, Jenny and Jacob Lau; along with five great-grandchildren; 18 great-step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie; his parents, Tracy Mae and Everett Streeter; a sister and brother-in-law, Mavis and Wayne Kirkpatrick; and a step-grandson, Donnie Reimers.

Caroline Kurtenbach
Caroline Ann (Erickson) Kurtenbach, 71, died unexpectedly from a sudden stroke at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA on Sunday, July 19, 2015.
The funeral service was at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, IA on Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. with burial at the Kingsley Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online to rohdefh.com.
Caroline Ann Kurtenbach was born in Vermillion, SD on September 2, 1943 to Theodore and Johanna (Lucken) Erickson. The family later moved to Spencer, IA, where she graduated from high school in 1961.
She attended college at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN for two years and then transferred to the University of Iowa, where she graduated in 1965 with a double major in mathematics and computers and a minor in German. She continued her education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where she received her Master’s Degree in high school teaching in 1966.
Caroline met Roger before leaving Vermillion. They were married on June 16, 1968 in Spencer, IA. They moved to Westfield in August that year. Their first daughter, Dianne, was born in 1969, when they still lived there. The family moved to Birmingham, AL in 1973, where their second daughter, Darla, was born the following spring.
In 1980, the family moved back to Iowa to be closer to their families. They lived in Algona, IA from 1980-1995. The couple moved to Havelock, IA when Roger began his ministry with the United Methodist Church. They later moved to Fort Dodge and then settled in Kingsley in 2006, where Caroline and Roger celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on June 16, 2013.
Over the years, Caroline taught at both the high school and the college level. Her most recent position was with Western Iowa Tech Community College, where she was an adjunct professor. She also enjoyed tutoring.
She is survived by her loving husband, Roger; two daughters, Dianne (Curt) Ditmanson and Darla Kurtenbach; two brothers, Gus (Jan) and David (Betty) Erickson; and many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Carolina was preceded in death by her parents; her father and mother-in-law, Benjamin and Stella Kurtenbach; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Roger Schnaible

Roger N. Schnaible, 77, of Sioux City, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2015 at his home in Sioux City.
There was a graveside service at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015, with military rites by the 185th Air Honor Guard, at Arlington Cemetery in Moville, Iowa. A celebration of life followed at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 24 at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Rev. Darrin Vick officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com
Roger was born on June 24, 1938 in Java, SD to Berthold and Lydia (Haux) Schnaible. He graduated from Java High School and received his Associate of Art degree from Sioux Empire College. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was united in marriage to Janice Johnson on January 10, 1960 in Moville, IA.
After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, he joined the 185th Tactical Fighter Group and continued to serve his country for another 32 years. He retired as a Chief of Quality Control.
He is survived by his wife, Jan Schnaible of Sioux City; two sons, Mark (Trish McCaffrey) Schnaible of New York City, NY and Tim (Nadean) Schnaible of Charleston, SC; a grandson, Jacob Schnaible of Charleston, SC; and two brothers, Ray Schnaible of Java, SD and Robert (Judy) Schnaible of Cambridge, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Ethel and Homer Johnson; a sister, Ruby Birkholt; a niece, Laura Schnaible; a brother-in-law, Gary Peters; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Stubbs.

Donna Hanson

Donna Rae (Weathers) Hanson, 90, of Anthon, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at her home in Anthon surrounded by her family.
The funeral service was held on Monday, July 20, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Anthon with Pastor Janet Rieckhoff-Faris officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Anthon. Armstrong Funeral Home of Anthon has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family is receiving condolences online at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Donna Rae (Weathers) Hanson was born in Anthon on October 16, 1924, to Merritt and Hepsibeth (Plato) Weathers. Donna grew up in Anthon, graduating from Anthon High School in 1942 and continued her education at St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Sioux City, graduating in 1945. After graduation, she was employed as a Supervisor at the Alta Hospital.
In 1946, she married Marvin Hanson, her high school sweetheart. They lived in Alta until moving to a farm west of Anthon in 1948. In 1964, the family moved into Anthon.
Donna worked as a nurse at Sioux Valley Medical Clinic in Anthon and also helped Marvin at the Locker Plant.  She was a member of the Anthon United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Women’s Society.
She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, where she was a Past Matron and 50-year member. She was a member of the Sunnyside Card Club.
Her hobbies included crocheting, where she brought home many blue ribbon awards, and gardening.
Surviving her are her loving husband, Marvin; 4 children; Barbara (Mike) Wood of Sioux City, Clifford (Arlene) of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Janet (John) Boehm of Ankeny and Dale (Wendy) of Centennial, Colorado; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, with one on the way; a brother, Dick Weathers of Aurelia; and a sister, Doris (Manuel) Matsunami of Omaha, Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Anthon United Methodist Church or the ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership).

Don Collins
Don A. Collins, 92, of Monticello, Arkansas, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at a  Monticello, Arkansas hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Burial was at Kingsley Cemetery with military graveside rites provided Kingsley American Legion Nash Post 140.       Condolences may be left online at www.rohdefh.com.
Don Asher Collins was born February 3, 1923 in Kingsley, Iowa, the son of John and Laurel (Alger) Collins.  He graduated from Kingsley High School in 1939 and served his country aboard the USS North Carolina.
Don married Gladys Kisting in Moville, Iowa on October 28, 1949.  After their marriage, they farmed east of Kingsley until moving to farm north of Grand Meadow in 1960.
In 2000, Don and Gladys retired from farming and moved to Le Mars.  Gladys passed away December 5, 2003.  Since 2011, Don has lived in Monticello, Arkansas.
Don was a member of the Meadow Star United Methodist Church, American Legion, Nash Post, Kingsley, IA and a Masonic member (50+ years) of the Cosmos Lodge in Kingsley, Iowa.
Survivors include his four sons and their wives: Ric and Bonnie Collins of Marcus, IA; Rob and LeAnne Collins of Milford, IA; Ron and Carol Collins of New Orleans, LA; and Ryan and Allison Collins of Monticello, AR; eight grandchildren: Steve and Stacey (Collins) Evans, Ben Collins and Chandell Hicks, Nate and Michelle Collins, Jon Collins, Asher and Katie Collins, Cody and Alicea (Collins) Parks, Tyler Collins and Logan Collins; seven great-grandchildren: Stephanie Evans, Kelsey Evans, Kaden Evans and Kyan Evans, Cambrie Kleckner, Shelby Kleckner, and Carsyn Collins; and a sister-in-law, Francis Collins.
Don was proceeded in death by his wife Gladys; his parents, John and Laurel Collins; a brother, John Iliff Collins; a sister-in-law Elizabeth Collins; and brother, Charles Collins.

John Lindgren
    John P. Lindgren, 98, of Kingsley, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley with Rev. Duane Miesner officiating.  Burial was in the Kingsley Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley.   Arrangements are being handled by Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley.  Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.rohdefh.com.
John Percy Lindgren, the second of ten children, was born March 19, 1917 at Washta, Iowa to Nels Lindgren and Ida Johnson Lindgren.  He attended school at Grand Meadow.  He worked as a farm hand for Ray Olson for five years.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1943.  John was a member of Nash Post #140 in Kingsley for 67 years.
John was united in marriage to Elna Jean Thomson on November 25, 1943 at Augustana Lutheran Church in Sioux City.  They resided briefly in Sioux City, and John worked at the Swift Meat Packing Plant before they began their farming career on March 1, 1944.
They lived just south of Kingsley until March 1947, when they moved to a farm two miles north of Kingsley.  They farmed there until 1977 when they moved into Kingsley.   They continued to farm until they retired in 1983.  John had an active interest in farming until his death.
On September 5, 2012, John and Elna moved into the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center.
John was baptized in the Swedish Lutheran Church in Marcus, Iowa on July 20, 1917.  He was confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa on May 11, 1941, and remained a member of First Lutheran Church until his death.  He held many different offices in the church.
He was a long-standing member of the Plymouth County Farm Bureau.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Kingsley Elevator for six years.
John is survived by his two sons, Stanley (Sylvia) Lindgren and Jim (Karen) Lindgren both of Kingsley; four daughters, Carol (Wendell) Dickey of Urbandale, IA, Colleen (Bob) Murphy of Olathe, KS, Gloria (Craig) Merry of Sioux City, IA and Shari Lindgren of Kimball, NE; grandchildren Randy (Tammi) Dickey of Urbandale, IA, Dawn (Chad) Kestner of Altoona, IA, Cory (Kim) Lindgren of Kingsley, Wendy (Craig) Moritz of Pierson, IA, Kirk (Nicole) Lindgren of Kingsley, Michael (Megan) Lindgren of Paullina, IA, Kim (Brad) Tusa of Jackson, MN, Nikki (Curtis) Motz of Kingsley, Taylor and Dreysen Lindgren of Kingsley, Lindsay (Matthew) Croft of Spring Hill, KS, Michele Murphy of Olathe, KS, Kyle (Amanda) Merry of Centerville, IA, and Bryan (Carrie) Merry of Lincoln, NE; great-grandchildren Haley Dickey, Ryan Dickey, Avery Kestner, Megan Kestner, Gavin Tusa, Caden Tusa, Shaylee Foster, Addi Foster, Brynlee Motz, Raylee Lindgren, Alex Lindgren, Mitchell Moritz, McKenna Moritz, Trae Moritz, Max Lindgren, Dexter Lindgren, Jaxson Lindgren, Dylan Merry, and McKenzie Merry; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Elna, his wife of 69 years; his parents; three brothers, Albert, Harry, and Art; six sisters, Florence Henry, Vera Plendl, Ann Taylor, Ruby Apollo, Gladys Petersen, and Maxine Lukken; and a grandson-in-law, Aaron Foster.
Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, American Legion Nash Post 140, or the American Red Cross.

Farrell Wright
Farrell Wayne Wright, 83, of Moville, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at his home.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 17 at  Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville. The Rev. Mark Stoll and Monsignor Roger Augustine officiated. Burial was in Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville. Arrangements are under the direction of McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Moville.
Farrell was born on July 4, 1932, on a farm three and a half miles northeast of Moville. He was the son of Clare and Minnie (Jacobsen) Wright. He graduated from Moville High School in 1950 and attended the University of Iowa for two years.
On June 17, 1953, he entered the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, before leaving for Germany on May 17, 1954. He returned from Germany in 1955.
On Nov. 19, 1958, he married Colette Loutsch in Remsen, Iowa. The couple built their home one mile east of Moville, where he farmed both there and at his parents’ place. Farming was a big part of his life. Even in his final days, he would check the cattle morning, noon, and night.
Farrell worked for Curry Seed Company in Elk Point, S.D., selling seed corn to farmers across northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota for more than 35 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s many activities.
He is survived by his wife, Colette of Moville; two sons: Randy and his wife Pat of Moville and their four sons, Landon and fiancee, Jamie of Sioux City, Michael, James, and Matthew of Moville, and Greg and his wife, Kim of Orange City, Iowa, and their four children, Ashley of Alton, Iowa, Keely and her husband, Brandon Wright-Ogren of Moscow, Idaho, and Zachary and Austin of Orange City; two daughters, Susanne and her husband, Kirk Lubbers and their two children, Nathan and Caleb of Moville, and Kimberly and her husband, Brent Brown and their children, Taylor, Addison, Carter, and Molly of Sergeant Bluff; along with several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Garry; Colette’s parents; and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Memorials can be directed to the family.

Father Gerald Zensen
Reverend Father Gerald F. Zensen, 90, originally of Merrill, Iowa and most recently of Oto, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton, Iowa.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oto, Iowa. Burial was in Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Cemetery at Merrill, Iowa. Armstrong Funeral Home of Anthon, Iowa is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family and friends at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Gerald Frances “Jerry” Zensen was born August 22, 1924, at Merrill, Iowa, the son of Reinhold and Irene (Weis) Zensen. He grew up in the Merrill area and graduated from Merrill High School.
He minored in seminary education at Trinity College in Sioux City, Iowa. Upon completion, he transferred to St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota as his major seminary. He was ordained June 7, 1949, at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City.
Father Zensen’s assignments included Assumption Parish in Emmetsburg, St. Patrick Parish in Estherville, St. Joseph Parish in Granville, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Mt. Carmel, St. Michael Parish in Whittemore, St. Mary Parish in Dow City, Visitation Parish in Maryhill, St. Mary Parish in Remsen, Corpus Christi Parish in Fort Dodge, Immaculate Conception Parish in Sioux City, St. Mary Parish in Oto, and finally, St. Joseph Parish in Anthon.
Father Z, as he was often called, was a talented musician and played the trumpet with passion. He was a charter member of the “Dixie Daddys,” a Dixieland band that played all over northwest Iowa. The group brought joy to many while donating any funds that they received to charity.
Upon retirement, Father Zensen made his home in Oto until he became a resident at the care facility in Mapleton.
Survivors include one sister, Midge Barry, of Danbury, Iowa; one nephew, Mike “Chops” Barry and his wife, Jean also of Danbury; two great nieces and one great nephew; and two great-great-nieces and two great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert “Bob” Zensen; and one brother-in-law, Bill Barry.
Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oto or St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon.

Dawn Rosburg
Dawn D. (Fluent) Rosburg, 57, of Kingsley, IA, died Monday, July 13, 2015 at her residence after a long struggle with diabetes.
Funeral services will be held at Rohde Funeral Home on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. with visitation from 9-11 a.m.  Chaplain Diana McKenna will be officiating.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m.  Pastor Gary Kimm will be officiating.  Burial will be in Lime Creek Cemetery in rural Maskell, NE.  Online condolences may be sent to http://www.rohdefh.com.
Dawn was born November 16, 1957 at Rockford, IL, the daughter of Glen and Lenore “Hap” (Sullivan) Fluent.  The family moved back to the family farm in Newcastle, NE when she was a child.  Dawn was confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church in Maskell, NE in 1971.
After graduating from Newcastle High School in 1975, she moved to Sioux City to begin her career at Bomgaars.  She married Gary Rosburg September, 17, 1979.  She was employed by Midwest Electric, Inc. for 15 years.
Dawn was the owner of “The Sewing Room” from 1994 to 2002 with locations first in Morningside and then in Leeds.  She was a Certified Viking Dealership with repair credentials.  Dawn also taught sewing classes, writing her own instructional manuals.  Dawn has lived in Kingsley, IA for the past six years.
Sewing was her lifelong passion.  She sewed for family and friends and for charity.  Dawn was mechanically minded and could service sewing machines.  Dawn was a pet lover and always had a dog in her life, from Whopper to Foster.
She is survived by siblings, Darrell and his wife Pam, of Hendersonville, TN, Jane Rebensdorf and her children, Keegan Dorcey (Wayne, NE) and Brock Rebensdorf of Sioux City, IA, Grant and his wife Nicole and their children, Deysa and Demi of Sergeant Bluff, IA, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  She is also survived by her former husband, Gary Rosburg, of Hull, IA.  She is also survived by her special friend Lonnie Richardson of Kingsley, IA and his sons Christopher and Shawn of Sioux City, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial donations may be made in Dawn’s name to the American Diabetes Association.

Kathy Mills

Kathy Lynn Mills, age 56, of Prescott Valley, AZ, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2015 surrounded by her family.  She had suffered with Alzheimer’s and was in Hospice for the past month.

A memorial service was scheduled for Thursday, July 16, at Westside Christian Church, 5860 N Williamson Valley Road in Prescott, AZ at 3 p.m.

Kathy was born January 30, 1959 in Sioux City, IA.  She spent most of her life in Kingsley, IA. She attended and graduated from Remsen High School. She worked for Plymouth County Work Activity Center in LeMars for several years and was a friendly face around her small community.
You could see Kathy most days across the street from her home swinging on the playground at the Kingsley-Pierson School. Kathy and her best friend, Shelly Bauler, were together almost every weekend having hotdogs at Scootch’s or pizza at Pizza Hut.
Kathy participated in the Special Olympics. She was a great swimmer and placed first in many of her meets. She moved to Peoria, AZ in 2000 with her Mom and Dad and worked as a grocery bagger at a local grocery store.
Kathy loved listening to country music, watching movies and hanging out with her family.  She touched so many lives with her beautiful smile.  She taught all of us how to give unconditional love and was always ready to give a hug to everyone.
The world saw her as special needs, but we saw her as a special sister.  If you were lucky enough to have met her, she has a piece of your heart with her and will watch over us until we meet her again.
Kathy is survived by her loving brothers and sisters, Craig (Carolyn) Mills of Mesa, AZ; Jacquie (Mills) Murphree of Prescott Valley, AZ; Lori (Tom) Hamman of Chandler, AZ; and Mark (Suzette) Mills of Avondale, AZ; aunts Jan Mills and Ruth Brooks, along with numerous nephews and nieces.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Dee Mills; grandparents Warren and Jennie Mills; grandmother Ella Stender; and nephew Chris Mills.
Kathy’s family suggests memorials in her memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Special Olympics Organization.

Eugene Summers
Eugene “Gene” Reed Summers, 55, formerly of Hornick and Smithland, Iowa, went to be with his heavenly father on June 22, 2015.
Gene passed away due to complications from PTSD. If you know someone who suffers from PTSD, please visit ptsdusa.org to help them find the help they deserve.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, at the Smithland American Legion Hall in Smithland.
Gene was born in Sioux City, on April 15, 1960, to Eugene and Janet Summers. He was raised in Smithland until 1969, when his family moved to Hornick.
While growing up, he attended Hornick United Methodist Church. He graduated from Westwood High School in 1978.
After school, Gene served in the U.S. Navy, where he served in the Gulf until 1982. In 1985, his son Wade was born. During his life, he enjoyed his careers in real estate, welding, and construction.
Gene loved to be around his friends and family.
He is survived by his only son and daughter-in-law, Wade and Karen Summers of Iowa City, Iowa; his sisters, JoLene and Dwayne Currie of Lincoln, Neb., Carmen and Tim Elliot of Vilinow, Ga., and Brenda and Allen White of Dalton, Ga.; eight nieces and nephews; and 17 grandnieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, and several aunts and uncles.

Janet McNaughton

Janet Marie McNaughton, 80, of Kingsley, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6 at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City. Burial was in Banner Township Cemetery in Lawton, Iowa.
Janet was born on January 24, 1935, in Sioux City, the daughter of Roscoe and M. Lorraine (Sams) Hess. She grew up near Lawton, graduating from Lawton High School in 1953.
Janet continued her education at the Sioux City School of Business. She then worked at Armour Packing Co.
Janet married Raynard H. McNaughton on September 24, 1954, in Lawton. They made their home near Lawton for a short time before moving to rural Kingsley.
Over the years, Janet worked for Plymouth County Extension, Farm Service Agency, and Kingsley State Bank. Raynard preceded her in death on January 14, 1992.
Janet was an active member of United Methodist Church in Kingsley, where she had been past president of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Federated Garden Club, the Questers Club, and the Plymouth County Museum Association, as well as an FSA board member.
Janet was in charge of the flowers at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds for more than 30 years.
She was an avid traveler who enjoyed quilting and working outside in her garden with the flowers.
She is survived by her daughter, Roxanne “Micki” McNaughton and Rob Nelson of Olympia, Washington; two sons, Clay McNaughton of Bondurant, Iowa, and Brett (Hallie) McNaughton of Kingsley; two grandchildren, John and Ross; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raynard; her twin brother in infancy.

Elizabeth Pedersen
Elizabeth M. Pedersen, 79, of Moville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015, at a local Sioux City hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel with internment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, with family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be left at www.meyerbroschapels.com
Elizabeth Margaret, daughter of Henry & Margaret (Lindstrom) Hollander, was born December 22, 1935, in Denison, Iowa. She grew up in Manilla, Iowa and graduated from Manilla High School in 1953. While in school, she participated in band and was a baton twirler.
She met Clarence Pedersen, while he was working in Denison. On August 6, 1955, they were united in marriage. They lived in Sioux City until 1965. Then they moved to Lawton, Iowa, where they raised their children.
Elizabeth worked as a seamstress for Aalfs Manufacturing, Hovland Manufacturing and Stockman’s Incorporated, retiring in 1978.
Known as “Betty” to many, she was an avid bowler in her younger years. She loved crocheting, reading books, and visiting with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Brad Pedersen of Lawton, Mike (Mary) Pedersen of Sioux City, and Shelly (Bill) Barnes of Pierce, Nebraska; grandchildren Josh Pedersen, Nicole (Diego) Puente, Bryan (Amanda) Pedersen, Mark Pedersen, Ray Barnes, Jake Barnes & Jesse Pedersen; great grandchildren Brendon, Ethan, Autumn, Braeden, Elizabeth, Colton, Braelyn and Jayden; brothers Ken Hollander and Robert Hollander; sisters Henrietta Beckenhauer and Pam (Gary) Prusa; and several nieces and nephews.
She is proceeded by her husband in 2008; her parents; her brothers and sisters-in-law; and her daughter-in-law Sherrill.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for monetary donations.  They can be given to the Moville Public Library.

Mildred Pritchett
    Mildred M. Pritchett, 94, of Moville, Iowa, died Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City.
Funeral services were held at  10:30 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at McCulloch Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes in Moville, Iowa. Burial was in Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville.
Mildred was born February 22, 1921 in Monowi, Nebraska, the daughter of Marion and Lena (Albright) Pritchett. She attended school in Nebraska and northwest Iowa, graduating from Moville High School in 1938.
Mildred continued her education and graduated from Westmar College in 1963 with a Bachelor’s degree in Teaching.
She taught in Woodbury County rural schools for 10 years, in Kingsley for 4 years, and in Moville for 25 years.
Mildred was a member of First Baptist Church in Climbing Hill, Iowa, the National Education Association, and the Iowa Education Association.
She is survived by a sister, Rayma Pritchett of Moville, Iowa, and two nieces, Patricia (Melvin) Chaffin and Deronda (James) Davis, both of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Leslie Pritchett and a sister, Lillian Dexter.

Elsie Foster
Elsie Rolfs Foster passed away February 12, 2015, just short of her 97th birthday.
Elsie’s memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 8 at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Moville.  Rev. Ed Frank will officiate. A lunch will be held following the service. Private burial will be at Arlington Cemetery.
Elsie was born March 16, 1918, in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Edith Rolfs.  Elsie grew up in Lawton, Iowa.
Elsie attended Nebraska Teachers’ College and taught in schools near Moville and Lawton for two years.  In 1942, Elsie attended the University of Iowa to study physical therapy.  She worked in Iowa City for two years as a licensed physical therapist.
On December 8, 1945, Elsie married Homer Foster.  She and Homer lived on their farm south of Moville where they raised their three children.
Elsie returned to work as a physical therapist in 1968, working for the Heart Association conducting stroke rehabilitation classes.   She later worked for St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Sioux City until her retirement in 1983.
Elsie was a member of the Moville WCTU and the Moville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School. She worked with the Moville Merry Maidens 4-H Club while her daughters were members.
Elsie is survived by sister Shirley Meidinger of Jamestown, ND; daughters Kathleen (Philip) Jones and Karen (Edwin) Merkle of Milwaukee, WI; a son, Herbert Foster of Moville; grandchildren Michael (Sara) Jones of Atlanta, GA; Laura (Charles) Tolle of Rapid City, SD, Matthew (Stacey) Jones of Milwaukee, WI, Kathleen (Joshua) Groetsema of Kenosha, WI, and Timothy Foster and Alexis Foster of Beatrice, NE; and great-grandchildren Anne, Jonathan and Ruth Tolle, Isaiah and Olivia Jones, Braylon Jones and Liam Groetsema; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Homer; brothers Claus Rolfs and Richard Rolfs; and sisters Esther Nelson,  Edith Rayburn and Dorothy Kaup.
Memorial donations may be made to the Moville United Methodist Church (450 South 1st Street, Moville, IA 51039) or the charity of your choice.

Harlan Petersen
Harlan Clifford Petersen, 85, of Rogers, Arkansas, formerly of Anthon, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rollins Funeral Home in Rogers. Condolences may be sent online to www.RollinsFuneral.com.
He was born on June 18, 1930 in Anthon to the late Marten Jens Petersen and Sophia H. Scheelhaase Petersen. Following graduation from high school, he proudly served in the U.S. Army.
He studied electrical engineering at the University of Iowa before beginning his career. Along with  many other projects, he worked on the USS Nautilus project, America’s first atomic submarine.
He was a kind and gentle man who loved animals, reading science fiction, watching television and smoking cigars.
Survivors include several cousins and his friend, Ed Doutt of Rogers.

Brandee Bruce
Brandee Jean (Schoen) Bruce, 41, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015, surrounded by her family.
Services were held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Waterbury Funeral Service in Sioux City.  Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.

Bradley Wooten
Bradley “Brad” E. Wooten, 55, of Anthon, died Monday, June 22, 2015, at his residence.  There will be no service at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon.

Phyllis Anderson

Phyllis E. Anderson, 85, of Moville, was called home to be with our Lord on Sunday, June 14, 2015.
Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 18 at Anthon United Methodist Church in Anthon, Iowa, with the Rev. Janet Rieckhoff-Faris officiating. The message in music was “How Great Thou Art” (congregational singing), ”Old Rugged Cross,” and ”In the Garden.” Roger Hladik was the vocalist and Eileen Van Meeteren was the accompanist. Pallbearers were Phyllis’ grandsons: Bradly Anderson, Ian Callahan, Jackson Frederick, and Joe Anderson.
Burial was in Fairfield Cemetery in Rock Branch, Iowa. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Phyllis was the wife of Kenneth Anderson. Phyllis and Kenneth were married on November 1, 1953. They celebrated 61 years and were blessed with an abundance of family and friends.
Phyllis and Kenneth are longtime members of the United Methodist Church in Anthon, and she was an active member of the United Methodist Women’s Group for many years.
Phyllis especially enjoyed having family and friends around. She kept a warm and welcoming home with beautiful flower gardens, delicious meals, and a well-stocked cookie jar. Phyllis especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family.
Phyllis is survived by her husband Kenneth; their children, Bethene Callahan of Greeley, Colorado, Bruce Anderson and his wife Gail of Lawton, Iowa, Loyd Anderson and his wife Sandy of Sioux City, and Janet Frederick and her husband Jeff of Linden, Michigan. Phyllis also had the joy of knowing 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations be directed to Anthon United Methodist Church.

Irene Smith
Irene M. Smith, 96, of Hornick, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 22 at United Methodist Church in Hornick, with the Rev. Catie Newman officiating. Burial was in West Fork Township Cemetery in Climbing Hill, Iowa. Arrangements were under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com.
Irene Mary was born on Jan. 25, 1919, in Holly Springs, Iowa, the daughter of Louis and Anna (Egger) Sulsberger. She attended Holly Springs High School and the National Business School in Sioux City.
Irene and Milton Smith were united in marriage on May 10, 1941. To this union six children were born.
She served as a mail carrier and the postmaster in Hornick for many years. She loved to dance, play cards, and work in her yard. She was the oldest resident in Hornick.
She and Milton enjoyed the Holiday Ramblers Camping Group for many years.  She was a member of Hornick United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Hornick Lunch Bunch.
Survivors include five children, Garold (Deanna) Smith of Salix, Iowa, Bill (Pat) Smith of Hornick, Connie Goodwin of Sioux City, Dennis (Patty) Smith of Onawa, and Diana Brink of Omaha; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Anna Sulsberger; her husband, Milton Smith; a daughter, Carol Ann Olson; a son-in-law, Rene Goodwin; three brothers, Alvin, Don, and John Sulsberger; and one sister, Julia Baggs.

Owen Riddle Jr.
Owen A. Riddle Jr., 70, of rural Anthon, passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 15, 2015, at his residence.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 19 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon. Private graveside services were in Bethel Piero Cemetery in rural Oto, Iowa, with military rites conducted by the former V.F.W. Post 9124 of Oto and American Legion McNiff Post 389 of Anthon.
Owen Artin Riddle Jr., the son of Owen Artin Riddle and Mildred Inez (Oldaker) Riddle, was born in Sioux City on Oct. 28, 1944. The second child of three, Owen grew up on the family farm in Anthon, where they raised cattle, hogs and corn.
Owen was active in 4-H and always enjoyed trips to the Sioux City Stockyards with his father. He graduated from Anthon-Oto High School in 1962.
Committed to serving his country, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.
In 1968, he married Janice Luft. After finishing his service in the U.S. Air Force, they moved to Omaha, where he began his career with Farmers National Company.
In 1972, they moved to Sioux City, where he worked for Security National Bank from 1974 to 1981.
Owen was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Bethany Jo in 1975 and Allison Loraine in 1979. Soon thereafter, they moved back to the family farm in Anthon, where he turned his focus back to his love of livestock and farming.
When he wasn’t building playhouses or digging their own personal pool in the backyard, Owen was active in 4-H and was always proud of the girls’ champion sheep.
He also was active in the White Horse Mounted Patrol, as the family made trips across the country to ride in parades.
Owen was passionate about reading and education. For years, he enjoyed his time as an adjunct professor at Morningside College. Specifically, Owen loved reading and learning about Lewis and Clark and the men and women who first explored the area that he called home.
He also was an accomplished writer and poet, always quick to read family and friends the latest personalized poems he had created.
He was a talented craftsman, creating any furniture the girls admired in the city out of scrap metal.  He loved life on the farm and was happiest caring for his livestock or in the field on his faithful Farmall tractors.
Owen was a proud father, telling anyone that would listen about his two girls and their accomplishments, usually through a poem.
He had many nicknames, including Babs and Butch, but he was proudest of the Papa O nickname that he received from his three grandkids: Brady, Bailey and Madison.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; his two daughters, Beth (Riddle) Meier and husband Brandon of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Allison (Riddle) Bagley and her husband Bobby of Swoope, Virginia; his brother Al and wife, Yvonne Riddle; and his three grandchildren, Brady and Bailey Meier and Madison Bagley.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Charm, and his parents.
Memorials can be made to the Woodbury County Fair Association.

Vivian Hart

Vivian Hart 96, of Spencer, Iowa, formerly of Correctionville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Northshire Care Center in Spencer.
Vivian Hart will be laid to rest in the Correctionville Cemetery. No services are planned.
Vivian was born on September 21, 1918 in Graceville, Minnesota to Edward and Florence Robinson. She moved with her family to Correctionville, Iowa in 1931.  Vivian graduated from Correctionville High School and Virginia Junior College in Virginia, Minnesota.
Vivian married Roland Hart in June of 1939 in Cherokee, Iowa. They had three children: a daughter, Patty Earnest, and two sons, Dennis Hart and Murray Hart.
Vivian served as the Correctionville librarian and later served as the city clerk for many years, retiring in 1980.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities in the Sunday School and church.
Vivian moved to Spencer, Iowa in 1990.  Vivian enjoyed reading, playing bridge and swimming at the Spencer YMCA.
Vivian is remembered by her daughter, Patty Earnest and husband, Elmer Earnest of Mountain, Wisconsin, and their son, Brian Earnest and his wife Brenda of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; her son, Murray Hart and his wife Jackie of Spencer, Iowa and their children: Todd Hart and his wife Shelly of Charlotte, North Carolina, Tiffany Hart Mohr and her husband Brian Mohr of Spencer, Iowa, and Troy Hart and Tory Hart, both of Spencer; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Vivian was proceeded in death by her husband Roland, her parents, Florence and Edward Robinson; her brother, Lyle Robinson; her son, Dennis Hart; her grandson, Elmer Earnest Jr.; her granddaughter, Nikki Hart; and her granddaughter Kari Earnest.

Merrilyn Creekmur

Merrilyn J. Creekmur, 82, of Omaha, NE, formerly of Moville, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
A celebration of life service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15 at Braman Mortuary, Southwest Chapel in Omaha. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 15 in Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville. To leave a condolence, visit www.bramanmortuary.com.
Merrilyn was born on July 3, 1932.
She retired as a service representative from U.S. West Telephone Company.
Merrilyn is survived by her husband of 65 years, Howard Creekmur; her children, Craig Creekmur and Christie Awkal; and a grandson, Ceith Creekmur and his wife, Alexis.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Hazel Lyons; a brother, Gene Lyons; and a son-in-law, Mohammed Awkal.

Richard “Lionel” Harris
Richard “Lionel” Harris, 87, of Deer River, MN, formerly of Correctionville, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2015 at his residence after a battle with cancer.
On Wednesday, June 10, Masonic rites were conducted by his fellow members of Chippewa Lodge No. 275 of Bigfork at Carroll
Funeral Home in Deer River, MN. A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 13 at 2 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville with the Rev. Doresa K. Collogan officiating.  Burial was at the Correctionville Cemetery of Correctionville.  The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Correctionville was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com.
Richard, who was commonly known as Lionel, was born on June 15, 1927 in Lincoln, NE. He was the elder son of Harold and Mary (Halfhill) Harris. As a boy, he grew up in St. Paul, MN. He graduated from Murray High School in 1945 and served in the Navy from April 1945 to September 1946.
Lionel graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1951 with a dual major in chemical engineering and business administration. He worked for E. I. DuPont in Wilmington, DE from June 1951 thru April 1953. He worked with his father on the Sutherland Courier newspaper in Iowa from May 1952 to August 1954.
Together with his wife Elaine, he owned and published The Correctionville News from September 1954 to November 1975.  During this time they also owned and published the Danbury Review, Anthon Herald, and Pierson Press.
Following the death of his wife, he worked at Davies Printing Company in Rochester, MN from 1979 to 1993. Lionel retired to his homestead by Sand Lake near Deer River, MN until his death.
Lionel was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 51 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a life member of Eastern Star.
Lionel was an avid inventor and held multiple patents including those for his beloved MajiSkwares game. His hobbies included fishing, bridge, chess, singing, barbershop quartets, tennis, table tennis, golf and jigsaw puzzles. He made annual trips to the Boundary Waters with friends and family for at least 50 years.
Lionel is survived by his children: Ron (Robyn), Cheryl (Gerald) Bouziden, Diana (Tom) Bates, Rex (Barb) and Donald. He is also survived by three generations of grandchildren, sister-in-law Mary Harris, brother-in-law Clophos Bulleigh, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Lionel was preceded in death by his wife Elaine (June 28, 1977), his brother Wendell (May 22, 2013) and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Itasca Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 5093, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.  Contributions will be used for hospice care in Lionel’s memory.

Margaret Milligan
Margaret E. Milligan, 93, of Anthon, Iowa, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Whispering Creek Retirement Community in Sioux City, Iowa.
The funeral service was held Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Midway with Rev. Randy Cormeny officiating.
Pallbearers were grandsons Kent Milligan, Troy Milligan, Clint Milligan, Jim Wornson, Matt Wornson, Chad Olson, and Ryan Olson.
Honorary Pallbearers were granddaughters Amy Jorgensen, Valerie Kister, and Julie Sambo.  The message in music was “Lift High the Cross,” “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Go, My Children With My Blessing,” provided by organist Kevin Freese.
Burial was at 1 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sioux City.  The family is receiving condolences on line atwww.armstrongfuneral.com.
Margaret was born July 26, 1921, at the Correctionville, Iowa hospital, daughter of Hans and Hattie “Zellmer” Hamann. Margaret was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul, Midway. She graduated from the Anthon Public School.
She married Archie Milligan at St. Paul, Midway on June 29, 1941. They made their home and raised their family, Charles, Roger, Mary, and Ardis, on their farm near Midway until 1973. At that time, they retired to their home in Anthon. They were married for 35 years when Archie was killed in a tractor accident on March 20, 1977.
Margaret taught Sunday school for over 10 years. She held numerous offices in the Saint Paul Ladies Aid and was an active member for over 70 years.
She was Local and Zone Christian Growth Leader for the Women’s Missionary League. She also served on the Woodbury County REC and Woodbury County Fair Board. She was also a 4-H County Committee member and a 4-H County judge for 20 years.
She enjoyed quilting for World Relief, reading, gardening, sewing, and playing cards. She especially enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory include her four children and spouses: Charles (Sharon) Milligan of Correctionville, IA, Roger (Ida) Milligan of Sioux City, IA, Mary (Keith) Wornson of Kearney, MO, and Ardis (Allan) Olson of Omaha, NE; her sister, Mildred Fitchner of Lawton, IA; her sister-in-law, Margaret Hamann of Battle Creek, IA; ten grandchildren: Kent (Tracy) Milligan, Amy (Mike) Jorgensen, Troy (Lisa) Milligan, Valerie (Rev. Thaine) Kister, Clint Milligan, Jim (Kris) Wornson, Matt (Angie) Wornson, Julie (Nate) Sambo, Chad (Theresa) Olson, and Ryan Olson; 19 great grandchildren: Joshua and Jenna Milligan, Kyler, Zachary and Abbigale Olson, Mariah, Mattie Sue and Makayla Milligan, Jacob, Samuel and Lilly Wornson, Kate and Camden Wornson, Addison and Ava Sambo, Brady and Kendall Olson, and Jaxson and Keltie Jorgensen; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Margaret was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Archie; her parents; her parents-in-law; one sister; three brothers; three sisters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; and two stillborn great granddaughters.

Guinevere Barcelou
Guinevere E. Barcelou, 91, of Seattle, Washington, formerly of Moville, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Seattle.
A graveside service was held 12 p.m. on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Bethel-Piero Cemetery in Anthon, Iowa, with military honors by the U.S. Army. Arrangements were under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff.
Guinevere Ellen (Eckert) Barcelou was born December 14, 1923, Oto, Iowa. She attended Oto School and Wayne State College.
She later enlisted in the Army Air Corp. (WAC Division). Cpl. Guinevere Eckert was stationed in San Francisco, CA.
On September 29, 1945, Guinevere was united in marriage to Charles Barcelou in San Francisco, CA. They lived in Carlton, Washington.
During the late 1940’s, they moved to Oto, Iowa, where they farmed and later moved to Sioux City. In 1965, they moved to Moville, Iowa.
Over the years, she was a stay at home mom, helped her father-in-law in his restaurant, worked at Wincharger, and farmed in Moville.
She and Charles were owner-operators who leased onto Hirschbach Motor Lines before retiring.
Guinevere is survived by 4 children: Jeanne Porter (Stephen), Harold Barcelou (Sharon), Ray Barcelou (Mary), and Linda Ramthun (Dennis); 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and sisters Vonnie Behrens, Willa Lou (Jack) McGarry, Mona Heath, Glenna Walsh, and Christal Hedtke, along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Charles; a son, Willard; and grandchildren Christopher, Billie Rae and Mallory.
In lieu of monetary donations, the family asks that a donation be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or the ASPCA.

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