Miscellaneous Ida County, Iowa Obituaries - 1998

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Clay Whitney

Services were March 28, 1998 for Clay Whitney, 71, of Ida Grove at the Evangelical Free Church in Arthur with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Whitney died March 21 at Mesa General Hospital in Mesa, Ariz.

Gerald Adams

Services were March 30, 1998 for Gerald F. "Skeet" Adams, 79, of Storm Lake at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. The Rev. Clair Boes and the Rev. Paul White officiated with burial in Early Union Cemetery in Early, with military graveside services conducted by Schaller V.F.W. Post #4704, under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Storm Lake. Mr. Adams died March 23 at Apache Junction, Ariz.

Marie Urban

Services were April 1, 1998 for Marie A. Urban ,87, of Ida Grove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald M. Fisch officiated with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mrs. Urban died March 29 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Ruth White

Ruth Alene White, 81, of Wichita Falls, Texas, died in Wichita Falls during February 1998.

Orville Groth

Services were March 29, 1998 for Orville Herman Groth, 76, of Battle Creek at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Daniel T. Torkelson officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Mr. Groth died March 25 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.

Irene Lingle

Services were March 24, 1998 for Irene Bertha Louise Lingle, 75, of Ida Grove at The United Methodist Church in Holstein. The Rev. Judith A. Piper officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Mrs. Lingle died March 20 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.

Gaylen Graybill Sr.

Services were March 23, 1998 for Gaylen E. Graybill Sr., 58, of Cherokee at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. James Steen officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Mr. Graybill died March 19 at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee.

Mabel Magnussen

Services were March 23, 1998 for Mabel S. Magnussen, 91, of Cherokee, formerly of Larrabee, at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. Dean McPherson officiated with burial in Cedar Cemetery in Larrabee. Mrs. Magnussen died March 19 at Cherokee Villa in Cherokee.

Clay Whitney

Services for Clay Whitney, 71, of Ida Grove were March 28, 1998 at the Evangelical Free Church in Arthur with burial in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Whitney died March 21 at Mesa General Hospital in Mesa, Ariz.

Bonnie Hayward

Services were March 19, 1998 for Bonnie Kathleen Hayward, 41, of LeMars, formerly of Battle Creek, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Daniel T. Torkelson officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home. Ms. Hayward died March 16 at Marian Health Center in Sioux City.

Jean Teaquist

Services were March 14, 1998 for Jean Teaquist, 67, of Odebolt at First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Charles Bulger officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Odebolt. Ms. Teaquist died March 11 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Charles Palmer

Services were March 19, 1998 for Charles B. "Chuck" Palmer, 79, of Liberty, Ind., at Showalter-Blackwell Funeral Home, Baker Fosdick Chapel in Liberty, Ind. The Rev. Fred Cox, Pastor of the Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church officiated with burial in West Point Cemetery in Liberty, Ind. A Masonic memorial service was conducted by the Liberty Masonic Lodge #58 F & AM March 18. Mr. Palmer died March 15 at the Hillcrest Estates Nursing Home in Liberty, Ind.

Harold Cole

Services were March 17, 1998 for Harold "Herby" Cole, 62, of Storm Lake, formerly of Ida Grove, at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Dr. Herbert K. Johnson officiated with burial in Storm Lake Cemetery with military honors conducted by AMVETS Post #66. Mr. Cole died March 14 at his home.

Bernhard Korner

Services were March 10, 1998 for Bernhard "Ben" Korner, 88, of Ida Grove, formerly of Schleswig, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Andrew Currao and the Rev. John Schauer officiated with burial in Grant Township Cemetery in rural Ida Grove under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Korner died March 6 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Georgia Jochims

Services were March 3, 1998 for Georgia May Jochims, 97, of Spencer at Warner Chapel in Spencer. The Rev. Roger Graham officiated with burial in North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Mrs. Jochims died Feb. 27 at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Lyle Munz

Services were March 9, 1998 for Lyle Arthur Munz of Iowa City, formerly of Holstein, at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. The Rev. Judith A. Piper officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery with flag presentation performed by Dessel-Schmidt American Legion Post #225 of Holstein. Mr. Munz died March 5 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

Leonard Cooke

Services were March 10, 1998 for Leonard I. Cooke, 78, of Sioux City at Anderson-Perasso Chapel in Sioux City. The Rev. Dr. Allen D. Call of First United Methodist Church officiated with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the 185th Fighter Wing, Iowa Air National Guard. Mr. Cooke died March 7 at his residence.

Arcellus "Bob" Sykes

Services were March 2, 1998 for Arcellus R. "Bob" Sykes, 74, of Keokuk at DeJong's Funeral Home in Keokuk. The Rev. Paul Pennington officiated with burial in Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk. Mr. Sykes died Feb. 27 at the Keokuk Area Hospital.

Wilma Hittle

Services were March 9, 1998 for Wilma J. Hittle, 66, of Cushing, Okla., formerly of Liberal, Kan., at Miller Chapel in Liberal. The Rev. Stanley Lehnert officiated. Graveside services were March 10 at Highland Cemetery in Medicine Lodge, Kan., under the direction of Miller Mortuary. Mrs. Hittle died March 5 at Cherokee County Nursing Home in Tahlequal, Okla.

Raymond Stough

Services were march 12, 1998 for Raymond Stough, 62, of St. Louis, formerly of Ida Grove, at First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Stough died March 6 at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.

Lewis Hammer

Services were Feb. 26, 1998 for Lewis Arnold Hammer, 78, of Holstein at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Mr. Hammer died Feb. 23 at his residence.

Leonard Stephenson

Services were Feb. 27, 1998 for Leonard Emerson Stephenson, 93, of Anthon at Church of Christ in Anthon. The Rev. Elmer Hodge officiated with burial in St. Clair Cemetery in Ute under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Anthon. Mr. Stephenson died Feb. 24 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.

Timothy Bertelsen

Services were Feb. 25, 1998 for Timothy Paul Bertelsen, 28, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Milford, at Union Memorial Church in Milford. The Rev. John Rosendaal officiated with burial in Lakeview Gardens Cemetery at Spirit Lake under the direction of Turner Funeral Home in Milford. Mr. Bertelsen died Feb. 22 at his residence.

Lloyd Whitney

Services were Feb. 28, 1998 for Lloyd Lewis Whitney, 71, of Ida Grove at United Methodist Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Marvin Lindley officiated under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Whitney died Feb. 24 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Lioba Wimmer

Services were Feb. 28, 1998 for Lioba "Obe" Mary Wimmer, 72, of Danbury at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. The Rev. Jim Tigges, the Rev. Ray Weiling and the Rev. Charles Yetmar officiated with burial in Danbury Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Danbury. Mrs. Wimmer died Feb. 26 in Sioux City.

Mary Corbin

Services were March 7, 1998 for Mary Corbin, 84, of Ida Grove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald Fisch officiated with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mrs. Corbin died Feb. 27 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.

Johnnie Deppe

Services were March 11, 1998 for Johnnie Deppe, 67, of Thornton, Colo., formerly of Ida Grove, at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Burial was in Morgan Cemetery at Schleswig. Mr. Deppe died Feb. 25 at his residence.

Helen Loehr

Services were March 2, 1998 for Helen Alice Loehr, 92, of Fort Dodge at United Church of Christ Congregational in Moorland. The Rev. Marlin E. Snyder and the Rev. William Trembly officiated with burial in North Lawn Cemetery in Fort Dodge under the direction of Gunderson Funeral Home in Fort Dodge. Mrs. Loehr died Feb. 27 at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge.

Luverne Scott

Services were March 2, 1998 for Luverne Lew Scott, 82, of Battle Creek at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. The Rev. Benjamin Ray officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Mapleton, with a flag presentation by Grimsley-Thayer Post #502 of Castana. Mr. Scott died Feb. 27 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Dr. Robert Rognes

Services were March 2, 1998 for Dr. Robert R. Rognes, 72, of Holstein, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Dr. Rognes died Feb. 27 at Marian Health Center in Sioux City.

Carsten Godbersen

Services were Feb. 20, 1998 for Carsten Johannas Godbersen, 93, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. John Schauer and the Rev. Andrew Currao officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Godbersen died Feb. 16 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.

Mabel Leonard

Memorial services were Feb. 23, 1998 of Mabel Grace Leonard, 89, of Holstein at United Methodist Church in Holstein. The Rev. Judith A. Piper officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Mrs. Leonard died Feb. 15 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.

Margaret Neville

Services were Feb. 20, 1998 for Margaret N. Neville, 98, of Holstein, formerly of Odebolt, at First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Charles Bulger officiated with burial in Ferguson Cemetery in Lake View under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt. Mrs. Neville died Feb. 23 at a Sioux City hospital.

Herman Grimes

A memorial service will be held sometime in the spring for Herman Elra Grimes, 89, of Mercedes, Texas, formerly of Galva. Mr. Grimes died Feb. 12 at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, Texas. The body was cremated.

Minnie Hansen

Services were Feb. 21, 1998 for Minnie Wilhelmina Hansen, 92, of Ida Grove, formerly of Holstein, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Mrs. Hansen died Feb. 18 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Terry Barnes

Services were Feb. 25, 1998 for Terry L. Barnes, 41, of Battle Creek at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton. The Rev. Edgar Bode officiated with burial in St. Clair Cemetery in Ute under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. Mr. Barnes died Feb. 22 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Della Gebers

Services were Feb. 14, 1998 for Della M. Gebers, 70, of Holstein at United Methodist Church in Holstein. The Rev. Judith A. Piper officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Mrs. Gebers died Feb. 12 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Irven Lorenzen

Memorial services were Feb. 18, 1998 for Irven T. Lorenzen, 85, of Anthon at Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon. The Rev. Roger Maize officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Lorenzen died Feb. 15 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.

Arthur Strackbein

Services were Feb. 17, 1998 for Arthur Emil Strackbein, 78, of Battle Creek at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Midway. The Rev. Thomas Sabel officiated with burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery at Midway under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Mr. Strackbein died Feb. 15 at Marian Health Center in Sioux City.

Maurice Krusenstjerna

Memorial services will be held in Odebolt at a later date for Maurice Krusenstjerna, 92, of Odebolt and Sun Lake, Ariz. Mr. Krusenstjerna died Feb. 9, 1998 at Payson Care Center in Sun Lakes, Ariz.

Maude Setchell

Graveside services were Feb. 13, 1998 for Maude Alice Setchell, 98, of Holstein, formerly of Ida Grove, at the Ida Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Marvin Lindley officiated under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mrs. Setchell died Feb. 11 at the Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.

Agnes Ruden

Services were Feb. 12, 1998 for Agnes Ruden ,88, of Remsen at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The Rev. Richard Remmes of Marcus officiated with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. Mrs. Ruden died Feb. 10 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus.

John Segebart

Services were Feb. 16, 1998 for John Fredrick Segebart, 96, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. John Schauer officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Segebart died Feb. 12 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Minnie Williams

Services were Feb. 14, 1998 for Minnie Dorothea Williams, 81, of Holstein at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Mrs. Williams died Feb. 12 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Edna Smith

Services were Feb. 19, 1998 for Edna M. Smith, 97, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Andrew Currao and the Rev. John Schauer officiated with burial in Ferguson Cemetery in Lake View under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mrs. Smith died Feb. 15 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Mabel Hilker

Mabel C. Hilker, 95, of battle Creek, formerly of Sioux City, died Feb. 4, 1998 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek. There were no services as the body was donated to the University of Iowa Medical School. Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel of Sioux City was in charge of the arrangements.

Edwin Hammer

Services were Feb. 7, 1998 for Edwin William Bernard Hammer, 79, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Evangelical Free Church in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson officiated with burial, with military rites conducted by McNamara-Moore American Legion Post #61, in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Hammer died Feb. 2 at his residence.

Edith Streck

Services were Feb. 3, 1998 for Edith Eleanor Streck, 85, of Mapleton at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton. The Rev. Edmund Tiedeman officiated with burial in St. Mary's catholic Cemetery in Mapleton under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton. Mrs. Streck died Jan. 31 at Council Bluffs.

Bernadine Connor

Services were Feb. 5, 1998 for Bernadine Carolina Connor, 74, of Anthon at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. The Rev. David Hogan and the Rev. Edmund Tiedeman officiated with burial in Danbury Catholic Cemetery in Danbury under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton. Mrs. Connor died Feb. 1 in Anthon.

Norma Pence

Services were Feb. 4, 1998 for Norma Irene Pence, 89, of West Des Moines, formerly of Ida Grove, at Merle Hay Funeral Home in Des Moines. Burial was in Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Pence died Feb. 1 at her home.

Lawrence Fletcher

Services were Feb. 5, 1998 for Lawrence J. "Larry" Fletcher, 74, of Ida Grove at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. John Schauer officiated with burial to take place at a later date. The body had been cremated. Mr. Fletcher died Jan. 30 at Marian Health Center in Sioux City.

Ester Williams

Services were Feb. 4, 1998 for Ester T. Williams, 74, of Holstein at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson officiated with burial, with military tires conducted by Dessel-Schmidt American Legion Post #225, in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home. Mrs. Williams died Feb. 1 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.

Howard Mandernach

Services were Jan. 30, 1998 for Howard Earl John Mandernach, 88, of Odebolt at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Lanny Carlson officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt. Mr. Mandernach died Jan. 27 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Aubrey "Red" Barclay

Services were Jan. 31, 1998 for Aubrey Bert "Red" Barclay, 75, of Odebolt at First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Charles Bulger officiated with burial, with military rites conducted by Roose Post #313 American Legion of Odebolt, in the Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt. Mr. Barclay died Jan. 28 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Gladys Nordberg

Services were Jan. 30, 1998 for Gladys Ruth Nordberg, 82, of Brooklyn Park, Minn., formerly of Anthon and Holstein, at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. The Rev. Judith Piper officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery. Mrs. Nordberg died Jan. 21 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robinsdale, Minn.

Ida Watson

Services were Feb. 2, 1998 for Ida M. Watson, 77, of Battle Creek at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Benjamin Ray officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Mrs. Watson died Jan. 29 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Meta Vollmar

Services were Jan. 24, 1998 for Meta E. Vollmar, 94, of Holstein at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. The Rev. Judith Piper officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery. Mrs. Vollmar died Jan. 22 at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee.

Mildred Hargens

Services were Jan. 26, 1998 for Mildred Dorthea Emma Hargens, 85, of Battle Creek, formerly of Ida Grove, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Burial was in Morgan Township Cemetery in Schleswig under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mrs. Hargens died Jan. 23 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.

Joseph Oberreuter

Services were Jan. 26, 1998 for Joseph Adam Oberreuter, 87, of Danbury at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. The Rev. David Hogan, the Rev. Edmund Tiedeman and the Rev. Robert Thiele officiated with burial in Danbury Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Home of Danbury and Mapleton. Mr. Oberreuter died Jan. 22 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Raymond Kraft

Services were Jan. 28, 1998 for Raymond E. "Bud" Kraft, 80, of Cherokee, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. The Rev. Gary Armstrong officiated under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Mr. Kraft died Jan. 26 at his home.

Clifford Wiese

Services were Jan. 23, 1998 for Clifford J. Wiese, 75, of Holstein at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein. Paul Harwath, director of Family Ministries, officiated with burial, with military rites conducted by Dessel-Schmidt American Legion Post #225 of Holstein, in the Holstein Cemetery under the direction of barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Mr. Wiese died Jan. 19 at Sioux Valley memorial Hospital in Cherokee.

Viola Rice

Services were Jan. 24, 1998 for Viola C. Rice, 86, of Sioux City at Third Presbyterian Church in Sioux City, The Rev. James Nelson officiated with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Nelson-Berger Funeral Service of Sioux City. Mrs. Rice died Jan. 20 at a Sioux City hospital.

Martha Fahr

Services were Jan. 28, 1998 for Martha Anna Fahr, 88, of Cherokee, formerly of Alta, at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Alta. The Rev. Henry Kuhn officiated with burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in rural Alta under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Alta. Mrs. Fahr died Jan. 24 at Cherokee Villa in Cherokee.

Louis Derr

Services were Jan. 21, 1998 for Louis Derr, 96, of Battle Creek at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Benjamin Ray officiated with burial, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Maple Valley Post #364, under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Mr. Derr died Jan. . 17 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.

Margaret McCorkindale

Services were Jan. 17, 1998 for Margaret marie McCorkindale, 91, of Sac City, formerly of Odebolt, at First Christian Church in Sac City. The Rev. David Dornack officiated with burial in the Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City. Mrs. McCorkindale died Jan. 14 at Loring Care Center in Sac City.

Laura Yeager

Services were Jan. 16, 1998 for Laura M. Yeager, 80, of Sioux City at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel in Sioux City. Dr. John P. Hantla Jr. officiated with burial in Graceland Park Cemetery. Mrs. Yeager died Jan. 12 at a Sioux City nursing home.

Don Spotts

Private family memorial services were Jan. 12, 1998 for Donald "Don" Spotts, 69, of Battle Creek at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Dr. Herb Johnson officiated with internment in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek. The body was cremated. Mr. Spotts died Jan. 9 at Marian Health Center in Sioux City.

Ferdinand Krenk

Services were Jan. 16, 1998 for Ferdinand John "Fred" Krenk, 87, of Ida Grove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald Fisch officiated with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Krenk died Jan. 12 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.

Sybil Giotta

Services were Jan. 8, 1998 for Sybil Lorraine Giotta, 86, of Visalia, Calif., at Hadley Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Giotta died Jan. 5.

Aaliyah Babcock

Services were Jan. 10, 1998 for Aaliyah Renae Babcock, seven-month-old daughter of Laurie Ann Babcock of Sioux City, formerly of Odebolt, at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Allen Reicks officiated with burial in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in Odebolt under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt. Aaliyah died Jan. 7 at Marian Health Center Sioux City.

Russell Hultgren

Services were Jan. 7, 1998 for Russell E. "Russ" Hultgren, 81, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. John Schauer and the Rev. Andrew Currao officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Hultgren died Jan. 4 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.

Monty Hupke

Services were Jan. 3 , 1998 for Monty Rae Hupke, 43, of Indianola, formerly of Battle Creek, at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. Dr. Herb Johnson officiated with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Hupke died Dec. 31 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

John Heilman/Rachelle Schmidt

Joint services were Jan. 5, 1998 for John Marvin Heilman, 76, and his granddaughter, Rachelle Schmidt, 24, both of Ida Grove, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. John Schauer and the Rev. Andrew Currao officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Heilman died Dec. 31 at his residence. Rachelle Schmidt died Jan. 2 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Betty Berning

Services were Jan. 2, 1998 for Betty Jean Berning, 68, of Mapleton, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton. The Rev. Edmund Tiedeman and the Rev. David Hogan officiated with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Mapleton under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton. Mrs. Berning died Dec. 29 in Sioux City.

Brittany Zobel

Services were Jan. 3, 1998, for Brittany Jean Zobel, infant daughter of Kendall and Margarett Zobel of Galva, at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. John Schauer and the Rev. Andrew Currao officiated with burial in the Ida Grove Cemetery. The baby was stillborn Dec. 30 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.

Marian Isom

Services were Jan. 7, 1998 for Marian H. Isom, 62, of Danbury at Danbury United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Cushing Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mrs. Isom died Jan. 4 at Marian Health Center in Sioux City.

Laura Penrod

Services were Jan. 7, 1998 for Laura Hazel Penrod, 104, of Holstein at the United Methodist Church in Galva. The Rev. Roger Maize officiated with burial in Galva Township East Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Mrs. Penrod died Jan. 5 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.

Opal Tillotson

Services were Jan. 7, 1998 for Opal Tillotson, 72, of Battle Creek at the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. Dr. Herb Johnson officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home. Mrs. Tillotson died Jan. 5 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.

Robert Skinner

Services were Jan. 7, 1998 for Robert O. Skinner, 81, of Holstein, formerly of Correctionville at Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville. Burial was in Correctionville Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Correctionville. Mr. skinner died Dec. 31 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.


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