Ella Derochie

Ella N. Derochie, 86, of Sioux City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Westwood Specialty Care.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7 at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Ella was born on July 27, 1933 in Anthon, Iowa, the daughter of John and Mildred (Everts) Miller.

She graduated from Anthon High School. Ella married Ralph Derochie on February 2, 1952 in South Sioux City.

Ella worked for MidAmerican Energy for 24 years, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed camping, and going to Texas for the winter.

She also enjoyed taking care of her flower garden, going on walks with her dogs, and riding bicycle. She was known to be an excellent cook.

Ella loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She attended all sporting events for all of her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph “Mickey” Derochie of Sioux City; her children, Deb Green of South Sioux City; Ronald (Ann) Derochie of Hinton, Iowa; Neal (Cheryl) Derochie of Sioux City; and Carla (Rick) Elliott of Sioux City; six grandchildren: Robert (Amie), Justin (Nicky), Jason (Kayla), Cory, Tyler, and Trevor; and eight great-grandchildren: Brady, Kaylee, Eli, Gavin, Lola, Noah, Lenyx, and Lowyn.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents; eight siblings; her son-in-law, Bob Green; and her beloved dogs, Samantha and Lady Jane.

The family would like to give a special “thank you” to the staff at Westwood Specialty Care and Hospice of Siouxland.

Memorials may be sent in Ella’s name to Hospice of Siouxland or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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