Miscellaneous Ida County, Iowa Obituaries - 1999

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William Joslin
Services were Dec. 27, 1999 for William Edward Joslin, 83, of Holstein at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Revs. Michael Saylor and John Schauer officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Joslin died Dec. 24 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.
Mr. Joslin was born Nov. 1, 1916, in Holstein, the son of Allen and Ida (Kurtz) Joslin. He was raised and attended school in Holstein. He assisted his father in Joslin Hybrid Seed Company for 40 years.
He married Lela Anderson Sept. 17, 1944, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1944. He dissolved Joslin Hybrid Seed Company after the death of his father, but continued to farm and raise Angus cattle. He was a lifelong resident of Holstein until eight years ago when he moved to Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Kim Joslin of Holstein; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Kayla.

Russell Wood

Services were Dec. 28, 1999 for Russell Lee Wood, 84, of Ida Grove at Church of God in Ida Grove. Dr. Herbert K. Johnson officiated with burial in Kiron Cemetery in Kiron under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Wood died Dec. 25 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Mr. Wood was born June 22, 1915, on a farm near Arthur, the son of Harry and Augusta (Johnson) Wood. He was a lifelong area resident and attended Arthur country schools. As a young man, he farmed and worked for different farmers.
He married Eleanor Marie Bergin Sept. 15, 1943, in Kiron. The couple farmed in Hayes Township, Ida County. They retired from farming in 1990, but continued to make their home on the farm.
He was a member of the Church of God where he served on the church council. He also was a school direc-tor, served on the Farm Bureau board and was a member of the 4-H committee.
Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Eugene and Mary Wood of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters and their husbands, Grace and Gerald Langholdt of Denison and Nancy and Robert Krueger of Battle Creek; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Ethel Marlene Riese of California; two sisters-in-law, LuElla and her hus-band, Bud Nepper, and Vera Iversen, all of Ida Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Carl Neumann

Services were Dec. 22, 1999 for Carl William Neumann, 84, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Revs. John Schauer and Michael Saylor officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Neumann died Dec. 20 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Neumann was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Spencer, the son of William and Mathilda (Erne) Neumann. He graduated from Kiron High School.
He married Elvira Schwenk Oct. 31, 1937, in Ida Grove. The couple resided in Ida Grove where he operated the Sinclair Service Station and later worked for the City of Ida Grove.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Marian Stevenson of Lake City; a son and his wife, Leonard and Miriam Neumann of Vincennes, Ind.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Irene Wissink of Ida Grove.

Carl Neumann

Services were Dec. 22, 1999 for Carl Neumann, 84, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Neumann died Dec. 20 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Florence Petersen

Florence F. Petersen, 90, of Ida Grove died Dec. 16, 1999, at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Mrs. Petersen was born July 29, 1909, in Ida Grove, the daughter of John and Fredricka (LaFrantz) Colshan.
She married Peter J. Petersen Feb. 18, 1930. She worked as a clerk at Wilkens Hardware Store and Johnson Hardware in Ida Grove for many years.
She was a member of Church of God of Ida Grove.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Gladys and Leland Page of Sandy, Utah; two grandchildren, Leann and her husband, Michael McFalls of West Jordan, Utah and James Page of Sandy, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Loren Kuhrts

Services were Dec. 22, 1999 for Loren J. Kuhrts, 75, of Quimby at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. The Revs. Don Meyer and Rich Keyser officiated with burial in Sunset View Cemetery in Washta, with military rites conducted by L.A. Westcost Post 2253 of the V.F.W. and the Washta American Legion, under the direction of Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Mr. Kuhrts died Dec. 18 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee.
Mr. Kuhrts was born March 30, 1924, in Holstein, the son of Ernest and Hilda (Schlinz) Kuhrts. He graduated from Quimby High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II, where he received a Purple Heart, the Silver Star and Bronze Star.
He married Mary Lue Regennitter Nov. 1, 1984, at New Sharon. He had farmed and did grain bin construction for 32 years. He then went into the carpentry business. He had lived in Quimby the past five years. Before Quimby, he lived in Washta for eight years and prior to that he lived on a farm east of Washta in Willow Township for many years.
He was a member of the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby, L.A. Westcott Post 2253 of the V.F.W., the American Legion at Washta, the Quimby Golf Course and the Quimby Town and Country Club. He was a former Boy Scout leader.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Stephen Kuhrts of Colorado and Marty Bumann of Washta; three daughters, Linda Kuhrts of Colorado, Tammy and her husband, Rodger Renken of Cherokee and Cindy and her husband, Lyle Hanner of Quimby; eight grandchildren, Harlan Baumann, Christi, Wesly and Toby Grohe, Heather and Beth Hanner and Eric and Christian Kuhrts; a brother and his wife, Earl and Gloria Kuhrts of Alta; and a sister and her husband, Gladys and Robert Rupp of Cherokee.

Hazel Kleespies

Services were Dec. 20, 1999 for Hazel Irene Kleespies, 73, of Storm Lake at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. The Rev. Clair L. Boes officiated with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Mrs. Kleespies died Dec. 17 at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake.
Mrs. Kleespies was born June 13, 1926, in Galva, the daughter of Ellen C. and Cecil L. (Mills) Nelson. She graduated from Galva High School. She moved to Storm Lake, where she worked at Julius Cleaners for 14 years.
She married Louis H. Kleespies Feb. 11, 1948, in Jackson, Minn. The couple lived in Storm Lake, where she worked for First Federal Savings and Loan for 19 1/2 years, retiring in 1988. Her husband died in 1989.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, St. Mary's Guild, WA-TAN-YE, Buena Vista Hospital Auxiliary and the Business and Professional Women.
Survivors include a brother and his wife, Carl and Dorothy Nelson of Barnum; four sisters-in-law, Edna Nelson of Alta, Rose Ann Nelson of Storm Lake, Virginia Nelson of Tucson, Ariz., and Helen Nelson of Correctionville.

Grace Forbes

Memorial services were Dec. 18, 1999 for Grace N. Forbes, 92, of Holstein, formerly of Goldfield, at the United Methodist Church in Holstein under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Goldfield at a later date.
She died Dec. 14 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee.

William "Bill" Voge

Galva's mayor, William "Bill" Voge, died suddenly at his home Thursday, Dec. 9. He was 63.

He served as Galva's mayor from January 1998 until the time of his death.

Voge was instrumental in leading Galva back into the countywide law program during the past year.

At last month's Ida County Safety and Communications Commission meeting he said, "I'm very glad for the town and that I was able to convince many of them (to rejoin countywide law). I think it will be good for the town."

Mayor Pro-tem John Higgins will fill the remaining two weeks of Voge's term.

Services for William "Bill" W. Voge were Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999 at Galva United Methodist Church. The Rev. Doris Lindley officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.

Mr. Voge was born April 11, 1936, in Holstein, the son of Walter E. and Geneva M. (Leonard) Voge. He attended rural schools in Cherokee County and graduated from Galva Community School. He attended the University of Iowa and received his BA and DDS de-grees. While attending the Univer-sity of Iowa, he lettered in gymnas-tics four years. He was in private practice in Alta and Laurens before becoming employed by the state at Glenwood and by the state hospital. He was a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He later moved to Galva.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his father, Walter Voge of Holstein; four brothers and their wives, Gerald and Laura Voge of Cherokee, Allen and Jyl Voge of Lincoln, Neb., Patrick and Anne Voge of Iowa Falls and Paul and Lois Voge of Galva; a sister, Karen Rush and her special friend, Carroll Perkins of Riverside, Calif.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ervin Schoer

Services were Dec. 10, 1999 for Ervin Carl Schoer, 72, of Holstein at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery, with mili-tary rites conducted by American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post 225 of Holstein.

Mr. Schoer died Dec. 3 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

Mr. Schoer was born Nov. 8, 1927, in Silver Creek Town-ship, Cherokee, the son of William and Augusta (Klefe) Schoer. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended country school in Galva.

He married L. Jannette Schoer Dec. 25, 1957. They farmed in the Holstein area, retiring in 1991.

He served in the army from 1950-52, was a member of AmVets and American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post 225.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bruce Schoer and Carl and his wife, Paulene Schoer, all of Holstein; two grandchildren, Jennifer and Kenneth Schoer; three sisters, Ina Bennett of Hol-stein, Hilda Wiese of Cherokee and Alma and her husband, Jettie Sheperd of Julian, Calif.; a sis-ter-in-law, Gladis Schoer of Galva; and several nieces and nephews.

Lars Ludvigson

Services were Dec. 13, 1999 for Lars Henry Ludvigson, 73, of Holstein at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cushing. The Rev. Joelle Coville Hansen officiated with burial in Cushing Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion F. Roger Baumann Post 624, under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.

Mr. Ludvigson died Dec. 9 at his home.

Mr. Ludvigson was born Sept. 19, 1926, in rural Holstein, the son of Ed and Ruby (Madsen) Ludvigson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Holstein. He received his education at Griggs Country School. He served in the Army in Korea and Japan from 1951 to 1953.

He married Joan Ehlert March 14, 1954. The couple resided south of Cushing where they farmed and raised livestock, most recently focusing on purebred cattle. The couple moved to Holstein in 1993, but continued daily trips to the farm.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where he had served on the church council. He was a 45- year member and Past Commander of the American Legion F. Roger Baumann Post 624. He served on the Ida County Fair Board, the Farmers Co-op Board, belonged to the Simmental, Red Angus and Black Angus Associations and served on the Iowa Simmental Board for six years.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Park and his wife, Darla Ludvigson of Cushing and Ryan Ludvigson of Billings, Mon.; three grandchildren, Kellen, Keisha and Kari Ludvigson; three sisters, Evelyn Weaver of McAlester, Okla., LaVinna Wiese of Cushing and Maybelle and her husband, Arthur Glick of Seminole, Fla.; a brother, Don Ludvigson of Holstein; a brother-in-law, Gene and his wife Sally of West Des Moines; an aunt; an uncle; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Karen Irlbeck

Services were Dec. 7, 1999 for Karen Irlbeck, 48, of Kiron at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. The Rev. Edward Murray officiated with burial in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison un-der the direction of Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.

Ms. Irlbeck died Dec. 4 at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Ode-bolt.

Ms. Irlbeck was born July 18, 1951, in Sac City, the daughter of Everett and Phyllis (Werkmeister) Kluver. Her early years were spent on a farm in Marathon until the family purchased a farm near Kiron, where she was raised. She graduated from Denison Community School in 1969 and from Storm Lake School of Hairstyling and Cosmetology in 1970. While in high school, she worked at Colonial Manor in Odebolt and Claudia's Nursing Home in Denison.

From 1971-74 she was employed as a hairdresser for Hannasch Beauty Shop in Carroll, where she resided. in 1974 she moved to Dedham where she established, owned and operated Karen's Beauty Shop until 1993.

She continued furthering her education receiving a business administration degree at DMACC in Carroll and an associate degree in health care administration at DMACC in Ankeny in 1993. She obtained experience in health care administration serving practicum hours at Bayard Care Center in Bayard, Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids and Manilla Manor in Manilla.

In 1994, she moved to Kiron and continued her education at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake receiving her bachelor's degree in May 1999. She became a patient at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt Nov. 16, 1999.

She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. She was baptized at Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron on June 6, 1965 and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham on March 23, 1976. While residing in Dedham she was active at St. Joseph's serving as president of the guild and helping with various other circles. She was a member of the Hairdressers Association.

Survivors include a son, Eric Irlbeck of Dunlap; her mother, Phyllis Kluver of Kiron; five brothers and sisters, Eddie Kluver and Marcia Pope, both of Odebolt, Bonnie and her husband, Bill Harper of Denison, and Donna and her husband, Mike Shelp and Donald and his wife, Tammy Kluver, all of Kiron; nieces; nephews and other relatives.

Luverne Bumann

Services were Dec. 8, 1999 for Luverne Fred Bumann, 75, of Storm Lake at Storm Lake United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Swinton officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake.

Mr. Bumann died Dec. 4 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Mr. Bumann was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Holstein, the son of Richard and Bertha (Weber) Bumann. He attended Ida County and Schaller schools and graduated from Hayes Consolidated School in Storm Lake. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

He married Annetta M. Meyer Jan. 21, 1953, at Holstein. The couple lived in Storm Lake where he worked for Hygrade Food Products.

He was a member of Alta V.F.W. Post 6172 and the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Karen Bumann of Storm Lake and Janet and her husband, Ray Schneider, of Longview, Texas; two sons, Steve and his wife, Deb Bumann of Pierre, S.D. and Kevin Bumann and his fiancee, Dana Krenzel of Brookings, S.D.; four grandchildren, Aaron, Michael, Brian and Elizabeth Bumann of Pierre, S.D.; four brothers and their wives, Lloyd and Margaret Bumann and Marvin and Laura Bumann, all of Storm Lake, Robert and Beverly Bumann of Ankeny and Wendell and Marcella Bumann of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters, Ferne and her husband, Lloyd Combes of Sioux City, Lois Kass of Omaha, Neb. and Gladys and her husband, Dennis Johnson of Storm Lake; a sister-in-law, DeEthel Bumann of Sioux City; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A memorial fund has been established.

Emmet Dublinske

Services were Dec. 3, 1999 for Emmet B. Dublinske, 78, of Odebolt at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Al Milligan officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direc-tion of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Dublinske died Nov. 30 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mr. Dublinske was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Wall Lake, the son of Carl and Alma (Schroeder) Dublin-ske.
He married Pauline Blum in 1942, in Dakota City, Neb. The couple lived in Odebolt and then in Yankton, S.D. before moving back to Odebolt in 1984. He worked for the Odebolt Creamery and as a metal fabricator while in Yankton.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Odebolt.
Survivors include his wife; three sons and their wives, Stanley and Leslie Dublinske of Montgomery Village, Md., Neil and Patricia Dublinske of Odebolt and Lance and Judy Dublinske of Tulsa, Okla.; a daughter and her husband, Roxie and Ron Hirsch of South Sioux City; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Ina Kaus

Services were Dec. 6, 1999 for Ina Mae Kaus, 92, of Holstein 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. Kaus died Nov. 30 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.
Mrs. Kaus was born March 21, 1907, in Avoca, the daughter of Ferdinand and Clara (Mueller) Dethlefs. She attended country school to the eighth grade.
She married Solomon Earnest in May of 1931. She married Harvey Kaus June 21, 1964. Following her first marriage she resided in the Avoca and Oakland areas. She later moved to the Holstein area, where she was employed at the Stormking Hatchery for 10 years.
She was a member of United Methodist Church in Holstein.
Survivors include her husband; a son and his wife, Dean and Ruth Earnest of Gilman City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Francis Earnest of Holstein.

Matthew Hamann

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9, 1999 for Matthew Christopher Hamann, 24, of Battle Creek at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald M. Fisch will officiate with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove. Visitation will be after noon Wednesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a scripture service at 8 p.m. at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Hamann died Dec. 6 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Hamann was born June 7, 1975, in Ida Grove, the son of Donald J. and Jane (Whitver) Hamann. He received his education at Battle Creek-Ida Grove Schools, graduating in 1994.
He enjoyed his family and friends, and especially appreciated keeping in touch using E-mail on his computer. He loved his lighthouse collection and spent many happy hours cruising around town visiting with people.
Survivors include his parents, Donald and Jane Hamann of Battle Creek; a brother, Nicholas Hamann of Battle Creek and his special friend, Lori Wilson; a sister, Kimberly Hamann of Brookings, S.D. and her fiancee Daniel Edsen; paternal grandmother, Cecelia Hamann of Ida Grove; maternal grandmother, Verda Whitver of Ida Grove; and many aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Karen Kluver Irlbeck

Services were Dec. 7, 1999 for Karen Kluver Irlbeck, 48, of Kiron at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. Burial was in Crawford heights Memory Gardens in Denison un-der the direction of Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison. She died Dec. 4 at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt.

Della M. Gerht

Services were Dec. 6, 1999 for Della M. Gerht, 78, of Ida Grove at Merle Hay Funeral Home in Des Moines. Burial was in Merle Hay Mausoleum. She died Dec. 3 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.

Luverne Bumann

Services were Dec. 8, 1999 for Luverne F. Bumann, 75, of Storm Lake at Storm Lake United Methodist Church. Burial was in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
She died Dec. 4 at a Sioux City hospital.

Phyllis VanBuskirk

Services were Dec. 6, 1999 for Phyllis Ann VanBuskirk, 63, of Schaller at the United Methodist Church in Schaller. Burial was in the Schaller Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otte-man Funeral Home in Schaller.
She died Dec. 2 at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt.

Duane "Bud" Clark

Services were Nov. 27, 1999 for Duane "Bud" Clark, 65, of Ida Grove at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Roslyn Gunnink officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek, with full military rites conducted by American Legion McNamara-Moore Post No. 61, under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Clark died Nov. 22 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Clark was born April 6, 1934, in Ida Grove, the son of John and Ida (Gempeler) Clark. He graduated from Hale (Missouri) High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.
He married Phyllis Heldt Dec. 30, 1956, in Ida Grove. He was employed by Russell's Ready Mix in Ida Grove, later transferring to Storm Lake.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Valita and Mark Evers of Storm Lake; three sons, Jeff Clark and his friend, Bette Segebart of Arthur, Jerry Clark and his friend, Patty Russman of Dunlap and Michael Clark of Ida Grove; four grandchildren, Desta Clark of Woodbine, and Eric, Kyle and Kayla Evers of Storm Lake; three brothers and their wives, Mike and Virginia Clark of Ida Grove, Ronald and Pat Clark of Wheeling, Mo., and Johnny Clark of Hale, Mo.; three sisters and their husbands, Donna and Tony Schau of Ida Grove, Doris and Cliff Dudgeon of Chillicothe, Mo., and Arlene and Claude Klein of Hale, Mo.; and many other relatives.

Carol Feddersen

Services were Dec. 1, 1999 for Carol J. Feddersen, 76, of Ida Grove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald M. Fisch officiated with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Feddersen died Nov. 28 at her home.
Mrs. Feddersen was born July 28, 1923, in Anthon, the daughter of Earl and Loretta (Caldon) Bernard. She graduated from Danbury High School in 1941 and attended Buena Vista University.
She married W. Allen Feddersen Oct. 2, 1943, in Ida Grove. She taught in rural school and in the Schleswig School system from 1967 to 1981. She was then employed with Morningside Care Center until 1985. He died in 1992.
She was a volunteer at the hospital and nursing home.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Eng of Ida Grove and Patricia and her husband, Don Paulsen, of Wakefield, Neb.; a brother, Bill Bernard of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a niece, Fay Jean Petersen of Des Moines.

Hazel Hartman

Services will be at 4 p.m. on Dec. 3, 1999 for Hazel Mae Hartman, 84, of Grundy Center, formerly of Ida Grove, at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. The Rev. Lance Fricke will officiate. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Ida Grove Cemetery in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Hartman died Nov. 29 at her daughter's home in Wellsburg.
Mrs. Hartman was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Ida Grove, the daughter of Clive and Carrie (Elliot) Wink. She attended school in Ida Grove.
She married Ben Hartman Oct. 24, 1934, in Ida Grove. The couple lived in Schaller from the early 1940s until 1957 when they moved to Alta. The couple moved to Auburndale, Wis., in 1961 where they remained until 1979 when they moved to Waterloo. In 1984, the couple moved to Grundy Center.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Don and Lenora Hartman of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Glenn and Sally Hartman of Auburndale, Wis.; a daughter and her husband, Karen and Robert Todd of Wellsburg; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
A memorial fund has been established.

Jack Carlson

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 2, 1999 for Jack D. Carlson, 66, of Castana at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton under the direction of Westlawn Funeral Home in Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Carlson died Nov. 25 in Omaha.
Survivors include his wife, Joan; four daughters, Michelle and her husband, Ray Pizzaro, of Mapleton, Jill and her husband, Mark Horsley, of Odebolt, Jackie and her husband, Brian Stickney, of Smithland, and Jeri Carlson of Castana; a son and his wife, Jason and Ann Carlson of LeMars; nine grandchildren; and a brother and his wife, Robert and Darlene Carlson of Sioux City.

Juanita Janvrin

Services were Nov. 13, 1999 for Juanita Janvrin, 88, of Battle Creek, formerly of Webster City, at Foster's Funeral Home in Webster City. The Rev. Bill Kem officiated with burial in Graceland Cemetery.
Mrs. Janvrin died Nov. 9 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Janvrin was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Webster City, the daughter of George and Chlista (Willson) Wilson. She was educated in Webster City schools.
She married Wilford Harry Janvrin in 1941 in Webster City. She was a homemaker. He died in 1972. She lived in Audubon with her daughter from 1992 until 1998 when she moved to the care center.
She was a member of R.S.V.P.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Wynoka and Harry Heidick of Webster City and Norma and Terry Burger of Aud-ubon; two sons, George and his wife, Ann Duden of Mt. Pleasant, Utah and Harry Janivern of Dolan Springs, Utah; 28 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elizabeth Rice and Lucy Jahncke, both of Battle Creek.

Timothy John Higgens

Timothy John Higgins, 37, of Galva died Monday, Nov. 15 in a head-on accident involving two semi rigs east of Lake View.
According to an Iowa State Patrol accident report, Glen Ray Vestal, 49, of Harlan was eastbound on Highway 175 following a wide load unit. He attempted to pass the wide load and collided with the westbound Higgins' vehicle. Both vehicles came to rest in the north ditch.
Vestal was transported to Loring Hospital in Sac City with abrasions, scrapes and a possible leg injury.
There was $25,000 damage each to a 1992 Freightliner and a 1988 International. The vehicles were towed by Don's Body Shop in Storm Lake.
The Iowa State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Sac County Sheriff's Department and Lake View Police Department.
Services were Nov. 19, 1999 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Cath-olic Church in Holstein. Monsignor Mark Duchaine officiated with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Holstein under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Higgins was born Dec. 15, 1961 in Cherokee, the son of John and Diane (Bengford) Higgins. He was raised in Odebolt and Galva, graduating from Galva High School in 1980. Following graduation, he began farming. He was employed by Vohs and Miller for several years and recently for Dave Joslin.
He married Teri Luckow Nov. 9, 1991 in Holstein.
He was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein and a former church usher. He was also a member of the Youth Right to Life Group and Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife; his father, John Higgins of Galva; two brothers, Jim and his wife, Tammy Higgins of Spencer and Paul Higgins of Galva; maternal grandparents, Edmund and Phyllis Bengford of Ida Grove; his father and mother-in-law, Randy and Betty Luckow of Sac City; a grandmother-in-law, Donna Belle Lowry of Manson; a brother and sister-in-law, Todd and Teri Luckow of Sac City; and nieces and nephews, Ashley Graybil, Caleb Luckow, Brent Graybil and Jordan Luckow.

Philip "Buster" Sacquety

Services were Nov. 20, 1999 for Philip W. "Buster" Sacquety, 85, of Ida Grove at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. Marvin Lindley officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Sacquety died Nov. 17 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Sacquety was born Feb. 10, 1914, in Ida County, the son of Phillip and Ida (Fuester) Sacquety. He attended Blaine #9, usually called the Sacquety School, and then the Ida Grove High School where he participated in football and track, graduating in 1932. He assisted with the family farming operation and specialized in farm custom work.
He married Helen Lantz March 9, 1940, at the Methodist parsonage in Ida Grove. The couple made their home at the farm where they still reside. He loved farming and machinery and raised a small herd of Black Angus stock cows and Hampshire hogs.
He later worked as a salesman and farm worker for Hultgren Implement, and was also employed by Midwest Industries and GOMACO, Inc., where he traveled to trade shows and demonstrated equipment.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was past president of the Ida County Fair Board and Rural Fire Truck Organization. He was a Past Master of Kane Lodge #377 AF & AM, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, Masonic Consistory and Abu Bekr Shrine. He rode in the Cycle Corp and was a member of the T-Bone Shrine Club.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sharon Cranston of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ann and her husband, Jim Holst of Ida Grove; five grandchildren, David Cranston of New York City, N.Y., Jennifer Cranston of Chicago, Ill., Philip Holst of Issaquah, Wash., and James and Elizabeth Holst of Iowa City; four sisters-in-law and their families, Elna Empey of Knoxville, Tenn., Vera Stewart of Walker, Minn., Ruth Benson of Chicago, Ill., and Margie Lantz of Charter Oak; a brother-in-law, Glenn Walter and his family of Ida Grove; a nephew and his wife, Roger and Shirley Sacquety of Lovettsville, Va., and their sons and families; and a special niece and her husband, Janice and Dean Fick of Battle Creek and their daughters and families; and several cousins.

Alvin Corbin Sr.

Services were Nov. 20, 1999 for Alvin M. Corbin Sr., 80, of Ida Grove at First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Marvin Lindley officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Corbin died Nov. 17 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Mr. Corbin was born June 28, 1919, in Battle Creek, the son of Wilhelm and Minnie Mae (Bar-mum) Corbin.
He married Margaret Elizabeth Denham Sept. 16, 1941, in Marys-ville, Mo. He farmed in Ida County until 1953, then was em-ployed by Hultgren Implement Company for 30 years. He also worked for Farmer's Co-op in Ida Grove and from 1967-72 was ser-vice mechanic for Corbin's 66 Sta-tion. He then returned to Hult-gren's, retiring in 1979.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Alvin Jr. and his wife, Mary Corbin of Ida Grove, Martin and his wife, Wanda Corbin of Defiance, and Myron Corbin of Arthur; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Corbin of Smithland; and a brother-in-law and his wife, Robert Elsa Denham of Stevens Point, Wis.

Clara Youngren

Services were Nov. 19, 1999 for Clara Thelma Youngren, 90, 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 in Odebolt.
Mrs. Youngren died Nov. 16 at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake.
Mrs. Youngren was born Jan. 1, 1909, in rural Schaller, the daughter of Chris and Ellen (Knutsen) Larsen. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended country school and graduated from Schaller High School in 1927. She received her one-year teaching certificate from Buena Vista College in 1928. She taught in the rural Schaller area for a few years.
She married Paul Youngren March 29, 1930, in Schaller. The couple lived on the home farm seven miles north of Odebolt until retiring in 1964 and moving into Odebolt. He died in 1973, in Ida Grove.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt, Presbyterian Women, Mary Elizabeth Guild, Odebolt Women's Club and M and K Club.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Carol and Ruth Youngren of Odebolt; four daughters and their husbands, Mary Ella and Robert Van Diest of Webster City, Miriam and Tom Phillips of Fredericksburg, VA, Janette and William Stock of Minatrista, Minn. and Kathleen and Roger Budd of Gaithersburg, Md.; 15 grandchildren, Robert and his wife, Nancy Youngren and Jerry and his wife, Linda Youngren, all of Odebolt, Janet and her husband, Steve Case of Omaha, Neb., Beth and her husband, Tom Brincks of Carroll, John and his wife, Beth Van Diest of Webster City, Linda and her husband, Mike Thurman of Denver, Colo., Karen Van Diest of Pleasantville, Steven and his wife, Marjorie Phillips and Danny and his wife, Kitty Phillips, all of Arlington, Va., Randy Stock of Mt. View, Calif., Brad and his wife, Cindy Stock of Orlando, Fla., Susan and her husband, Ted Dankle of Minneapolis, Minn., Toby Bettin of Bethesda, Md., Todd Bettin of Gaithersburg, Md., and Tricia Bettin of Baltimore, Md.; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Esther Grouell

Services were Nov. 22, 1999 for Esther W. Grouell, 91, of Des Moines at Dunn's Funeral Home in Des Moines. Burial was in Earlham Cemetery in Earlham.
Ms. Grouell died Nov. 18 at Wesley Acres in Des Moines.
Ms. Grouell was born in Ida Grove. She had lived in Des Moines since 1945. Prior moving to Des Moines, she lived in Clarinda, Waverly, Winfield, Armour, S.D. and Madison County. She was employed as a teacher in the Des Moines Public Schools until her retirement in 1973.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Des Moines, Des Moines Retired Teachers Association, Beta Sigma Phi, Des Moines Womens Club and Delta Kappa Gamma.
Survivors include a cousin, Persis Grouell Coalter of Ida Grove.
Memorials may be sent to First United Methodist Church Foundation, 10th and Pleasant St., Des Moines, Iowa 50319 and Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund.

Wilbur Rohlk

Services were Nov. 22, 1999 for Wilbur H. Rohlk, 67, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Revs. Michael Saylor and John Schauer officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery in Holstein under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Rohlk died Nov. 19 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Rohlk was born March 31, 1932, in Ida County, the son of Hans and Rhoda (Goettsch) Rohlk. He attended rural Ida County schools and Ida Grove High School. He was a lifelong Ida County farmer.
He married Marian Grayson July 21, 1953, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. Following his service in the Army Engineers from 1953-55, the couple farmed in Silver Creek and Logan Townships in Ida County. They moved into Ida Grove in 1997.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and American Legion McNamara-Moore Post No. 61. He served on the Ida County Conservation Board and received the Cox Conservation Award.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Laurie and Stephen Jones of Ida Grove; four sons, Darwin Rohlk of Battle Creek, Dennis Rohlk of Ida Grove, Tracey and his wife, Kelly Rohlk of Ida Grove and Travis Rohlk of Washta; 13 grandchildren, Mandie, Matthew, Denae, Austin, Katie, Chance, Kevin, Erika, Aaron, Blaine, Garrett, Alex and Trey; a great-granddaughter, Haley Stevens; two sisters, Erma Grill of Sch-leswig and Frances and her husband, Tom Pope of Sioux City; and two brothers and their wives, Delbert and Sheila Rohlk and Wesley and Mary Rohlk, all of Ida Grove.

Betty Fiddelke

Services were Nov. 22, 1999 for Betty Jane Fiddelke, 71, of rural Granville, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Germantown. The Rev. Steven Hayden officiated with burial in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Germantown under the direction of Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina.
Mrs. Fiddelke died Nov. 19 at the Orange City Hospital in Orange City.
Mrs. Fiddelke was born Oct. 17, 1928, in Cherokee County, the daughter of John and Ella (Tesch) Mesner Jr. She was baptized Nov. 11, 1928, and confirmed April 8, 1943. She attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Germantown.
She married Leonard Fiddelke June 16, 1946, at St. John's Lutheran Church. The couple farmed in the Germantown area for many years. After their retirement, the couple remained on an acreage near Germantown.
She was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Germantown.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters and their husbands, Jeanette and John Lenz of Chicago, and Jean and Glenn Norris of Cherokee; two sons and their wives, Les and Sheryl Fiddelke of Paullina and Loren and Helen Fiddelke of Holstein; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother and his wife, Ronald and Mary Mes-ner of Slayton, Minn.; and other relatives.

John Penrod

John W. Penrod, 75, of Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Galva died Friday, Nov. 12, 1999 at Veterans Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.
Services and burial were in Union Grove Veteran's Cemetery in Southern Racene County, Wis.

Juanita Jahncke

Services were Nov. 20, 1999 for Juanita Jahncke, 88, of Battle Creek, formerly of Webster City, at Foster Funeral Home in Webster City. The Rev. Bill Kem officiated with burial in Graceland Cemetery.
Mrs. Jahncke died Nov. 9 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Jahncke was born Oct. 13, 1911, in Webster City, the daughter of George and Chlistra (Willson) Wilson. She was educated in the Webster City schools.
She married Wilfred Harry Jahncke in 1941 in Webster City. She was a homemaker. He died in 1972. She lived in Audubon with her daughter from 1992 until 1998 when moved to the care center.
She was a member of R.S.V.P.
Survivors include two daughters, Wynoka Heidick of Webster City and Norma Burger of Audubon; two sons, George Duden of Mt. Pleasant, Utah and Harry Jahncke of Dolan Springs, Ariz.; 28 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elizabeth Rice and Lucy Jahncke, both of Battle Creek.

Frances "Sadie" Barrett

Memorial services were Nov. 13, 1999 for Frances "Sadie" Barrett, 76, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. In inurnment was in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Barrett died Nov. 10 at her home.
Mrs. Barrett was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Ida County, the daughter of Emil and Clara (Marth) Hargens. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek.
She married Don Barrett Dec. 14, 1948, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The couple lived their entire married life in Ida Grove.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and Esther Cir-cle #4 where she had served as president. She enjoyed baking, sewing, bridge and golfing.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Guy and his wife, Judy Barrett of Ida Grove and Kirk Barrett of Fort Dodge; two daughters, Sonna Kae Barrett Newton of Webster City and Sheila and her husband, Doug Soellner of Galva; seven grandchildren, Kristi Al-trin-ger, Benjamin, Jenna and Calvin Newton, and Kent, Kurt and Megan Soellner; two sisters-in-law, Lydia "Bids" Hargens of Holstein and Hattie J. Hargens of Ida Grove; a host of nieces and nephews; and living relatives on the Barrett side Norman Barrett, Beverly Barrett, Bruce Barrett and Charles Barrett.

Philip Voge

Services were Nov. 15, 1999 for Philip Paul Voge, 19, of Galva at Galva-Holstein High School gymnasium in Holstein. The Rev. Doris Lindley officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Voge died Nov. 13 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City of injuries sustained in a Nov. 7, one vehicle accident, south of Galva.
Mr. Voge was born June 29, 1980, at Storm Lake, the son of Paul Voge and Debra Thompson. He was a 1999 graduate of Galva-Holstein High School and was enrolled as a freshman at Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) in Maryville, Mo.
He was involved in many sports and youth activities, such as choir, school plays and 4-H. In track he qualified for state twice in the discus event. He was a four-year starter in football for the Galva-Holstein Pirates, and a three-year first team all-district lineman. During his senior year, he was co-captain of the team, and named first team all-state offensive lineman. He played defensive end at NWMSU.
He was baptized and confirmed into membership at Galva United Methodist Church, where he served various offices within their youth fellowship.
For the past three years he was employed by Williams Construction of Holstein.
Survivors include his father, Paul; his stepmother, Lois; a brother, Matthew Voge of Mary-ville, Mo., and his fiancee, Kallie Mentzer of Indianola; a sis-ter, Bethany Voge, at home; a stepsister and her husband, Sharie and Craig Head of Lincoln, Neb.; a step-brother, Travis Brockman of Aus-tin, Texas; a very special friend, Carrie Johnson of Ida Grove; a ma-ternal grandmother, Mildred Thompson of Norfolk, Neb.; his paternal grandfather, Walter Voge of Holstein; step grandparents, Floyd and Dona Miller of Belden, Neb.; a step grandmother, Martha Holm of Laurel, Neb.; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Marian Conover

Services were Nov. 15, 1999 for Marian H. Conover, 83, of Mo-ville, formerly of Holstein, at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Judith Piper, pastor at the United Methodist Church in Holstein, officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Mrs. Conover died Nov. 11 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mrs. Conover was born June 28, 1916, in rural Holstein, the daughter of Fred and Amanda (Hanson) Munz. She attended Holstein Community School and received her G.E.D. from Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, in 1970.
She married Wendell H. Conover Sept. 22, 1932, in Elk Point, S.D. He died in 1989. She married Elzie F. Bottjen June 11, 1994.
She was employed as a grocery clerk in Ida Grove and Holstein. She was a postal clerk with the Holstein Post Office from 1965 until retiring in 1978.
She was a member of First Lutheran Church and National Association of Federal Employees Chapter 277 in Sioux City.
Survivors include her husband; two sons and their wives, Wendell and Marie Conover of Lincoln, Neb., and Marion and Bonnie Conover of Adel; four daughters, Shirley Rickard of Chandler, Ariz., Dorothy Johnston of Baxter, Carol Kay and her husband, William Major of Urbandale, and Kathryn and her husband, Dennis Grell of Altoona; three stepchildren, the Rev. Dean and his wife, Charlene Bottjen, of Wateska, Ill., Debra Wenham of Kingsley and Eric and his wife, Peggy Bottjen of Omaha, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Paulette Smith

Services were Nov. 15, 1999 for Paulette J. Smith, 57, of Sioux City at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City. The Rev. Kevin M. Richter officiated with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Smith died Nov. 11 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mrs. Smith was born July 5, 1942, in Sioux City, the daughter of Cecil L. and Charlotte (Martin) Brooks.
She married Russell William "Billy" Kesler. He died in 1963. She married Jiles "Sonny" Barbee. She later married Dennis E. Smith.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church.
Survivors include her special friend, Ray Campbell Jr. of Sioux City; her stepfather, John Holin-check of Sioux City; four sons, Douglas and his wife, Debbie Kesler, of Georgia, Dennis Smith Jr. and his fiancee, Stephanie Nordstrom of Holstein, Joseph Smith of Sioux City and Tony and his wife, Rachel Smith of Sioux City; three daughters, Johna and her husband, Lonnie Arthaloney of Sioux City, Christine and her husband, Paul Herfel of Sioux City, and Sarah Smith of Oklahoma; three brothers, Jerry Brooks of Sioux City, John Jr. and his wife, Janet Holincheck Garden City, Kan., and Michael and his wife, Kate Holincheck of Fairfax, Va.; two sisters, Sonya Rowland of Knoxville and Shirley and her husband, Jerry Nichols of Sioux City; 19 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Evelyn McDermott

Memorial services were Nov. 16, 1999 for Marion Evelyn McDermott, 76, of Wayne, Neb., at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Revs. Martin Russell and William Koeber officiated with burial in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Schumacher-Haseman Funeral Home in Wayne.
Mrs. McDermott died Nov. 12 at her daughter's home in Sioux City.
Mrs. McDermott was born Sept. 29,1 923, in South Sioux City, the daughter of George W. and Besse (Sheldon) Leamer. She graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1941. She attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Creighton University School of Law, Omaha. She was admitted to the Nebraska Bar in 1948.
She married Charles Everett McDermott of Holstein Feb. 7, 1948, in Sioux City. In 1948, the couple moved to Wayne where they practiced law together. He died in 1993. She continued working until recently.
She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, P.E.O., Alpha Chi Omega, Nebraska State Bar Association and Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son, Father Thomas McDermott, O.P., of Lagos, Nigeria; a daughter and her husband, Lesa McDermott and Douglas Hodgins of Sioux City; a brother and his wife, Norris G. and Beth Leamer of Pierce, Neb.; a brother-in-law and his wife, Harold and Joan McDermott of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials, in her name may, be directed to Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Christina Carter

Services were Nov. 17, 1999 for Christina Huseman Carter, 33, of Galva at St. John's Lutheran Church in Galva. Burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Galva under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
She died Nov. 12 at a Sioux City hospital.

Courtney Marie Divis

Services for Kadin Lee Divis, who was stillborn Nov. 8, 1999, and Courtney Marie Divis, who was stillborn Nov. 10, 1999, infant twins of Brett VanSickler of Dakota City and Rachel Divis of Sioux City were Nov. 15 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Almer Noyd

Memorial services were Nov. 4, 1999 for Almer Gunner Noyd, 92, of Odebolt at Faith Lutheran Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Victor Johnson officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Noyd died Oct. 31 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mr. Noyd was born April 11, 1907, the son of John E. and Mathilda Noyd. He spent his early years on the Noyd family farm northwest of Odebolt. He attended Richland Township School and graduated from Odebolt High School in 1926. He worked for Lindsey's Grocery and Department Store in Arthur and Brynstson's Clothing in Odebolt and assisted on the family farm following graduation.
He married Helen Dannenberg in December 1936 and farmed the first five years. In 1941, he entered the petroleum distribution and heating contractor business, retiring in 1974.
He was baptized and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church where he also served as an usher, church council member and on various building and landscape committees. Throughout his business years, he volunteered his time for the Odebolt Community Fair, the city council, the Odebolt Chamber of Commerce, the Odebolt Cemetery Board. He was a founding board member of Colonial Manor Nursing Home and the Sac County Conservation Board. He was instrumental in securing funding and selecting parcels for the establishment of the county parks. In 1991, the Almer Noyd Wildlife Area was designated to recognize his 25 years of service to the county parka system.
Survivors include a son, John Noyd of West St. Paul, Minn.; a brother, Howard Noyd of Bellevue, Wash.; first cousins in Storm Lake and Sweden; in-laws, Elizabeth Noyd, Elaine Raasch, Ruth and Harold Boney and Mavis Dannenberg; four nieces, Nadine Proctor of Cordova, Tenn., Karen Rector of Ida Grove, Candace Noyd of Dallas, Texas and Valerie Noyd of Plano, Texas; a nephew, Jay Noyd of Denton, Texas; many Dannenberg nieces and nephews; and cousins.

Irene McDonough

Services were Nov. 6, 1999 for Irene J. McDonough, 97, of Odebolt at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Al Milligan officiated with burial in Cook Center Cemetery in Schaller under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mrs. McDonough died Nov. 3 at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt.
Mrs. McDonough was born July 25, 1902, in Buffalo Center, the daughter of Jesse and Julia (Dutton) Black.
She married Albert W. McDonough Oct. 25, 1927, in Sioux City. The couple lived in the Auburn area then moved to an acreage north of Odebolt. They later moved into Odebolt. She was employed as a switchboard operator at the Odebolt telephone office. He died in 1989.
She was a member of United Methodist Church and Odebolt United Methodist Circle, Relief Corps and the Rebekahs.
Survivors include two nieces, Kathy (Mrs. John) Sabaliauskas of Omaha, Neb., and Marilyn (Mrs. Melvin) Johnson of Burt;; a nephew and his wife, Jim and Bonnie Wieborg of Palm Desert, Calif.; other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dorothy Lohafer

Services were Oct. 30, 1999 for Dorothy Anna Lohafer, 75, 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. Lohafer died Oct. 28 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.
Mrs. Lohafer was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Willow Lake, S.D., the daughter of Carl and Valley Fern (Pippert) Thies. She graduated from Quimby High School in 1942 and from the Lutheran School of Nursing in Sioux City in 1945.
She was married to Walter Lohafer July 31, 1948, in Cherokee. She was employed with Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee for 42 years, retiring in 1986.
She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and served on the advisory board of Good Samaritan Center.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter and her husband, Laurie and Trent Graham of Waupaca, Wis.; five sons, Douglas and Phillip Lohafer, both of San Jose, Calif., Timothy and his wife, Janet Lohafer, of Hinton, Mark and his wife, Rachel Lohafer of Ames, and Joel and his wife, Annette Lohafer of Ferndale, Wis.; a sister, Lorane Washburn of DeSmet, S.D.; a brother and his wife, Carl and Mary Ann Thies of Anaheim, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

Evelyn Miller

Evelyn Miller, 88, of Pico Rivera, Calif., died Oct. 12, 1999 in Pico Rivera.
Mrs. Miller was born May 15, 1911, in Raymond (Clark County), S.D., the daughter of Frederick Henry and Laura (Schade) Klotz. The family moved back to Holstein when she was small and she graduated from Holstein High School. She worked for Holstein State Bank for many years.
She married Raymond H. Miller of Holstein Jan. 26, 1947, in Glendale, Calif. The couple moved to Pico Rivera, Calif. in 1948. She was an avid bowler, both in Holstein and California, and maintained a 155 average well into her 80's. She was the secretary of her senior citizen's league until last winter.
Survivors include her daughter, Sue Laura Miller Todd; a granddaughter, Laura Christy Todd; and many other relatives.

Freda Krager

Services were Nov. 3, 1999 for Freda Krager, 91, of Ida Grove at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. Marvin Lindley officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery in Holstein.
Mrs. Krager died Oct. 31 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Krager was born May 30, 1908, on a farm in Sac County, the daughter of Henry and Julia (Wagner) Miller. She attended country schools in Iowa and Minnesota.
She married Harry Sindt of Holstein in 1935. He died in April 1941.
She married Adolph Krager of Ida Grove in 1946. The couple made their home in Ida Grove, where they owned and operated Krager's Cafe from 1949 to 1960. He died in 1961. She continued to work at local restaurants and at the bakery in Ida Grove, retiring in 1980. She entered Morningside Rehab and Care Center in February 1985.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Maxine and Darwin Walter of Ida Grove and Darlene and Victor Hemer of Tucson, Ariz.; four grandsons, Rick and his wife, Debbie Walter and Rodney Walter, all of Oakland City, Ind., Roger and his wife Shari Walter of Ida Grove and Michael Hemer of Phoenix, Ariz.; a granddaughter and her husband, Amy and Patrick Williams of Tucson, Ariz.; two great-granddaughters, Laura and Lindsey Walter of Ida Grove; two great-grandsons, Jacob Taggart of Tucson, Ariz., and Mason Walter of Schaller; one step-grandson, Patrick Williams of Tucson, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.

Almer Noyd

Memorial services will be Nov. 4, 1999 at 3 p.m. for Almer G. Noyd, 92, lifelong resident of the Odebolt-Arthur community at Faith Lutheran Church in Odebolt under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Noyd died Oct. 31 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Survivors are a son, John Noyd of West St. Paul, Minn. and a brother, Howard Noyd of Bellevue, Wash.

Catherine Arndorfer

Services were Oct. 22, 1999 for Catherine M. Arndorfer, 49, of Mason City, formerly of Ida Grove, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mason City. The Revs. Frederick J. Wood and Kurt Rutz officiated with burial in Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Major Erickson Funeral Home in Mason City.
Mrs. Arndorfer died Oct. 19 at Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa in Mason City.
Mrs. Arndorfer was born April 26, 1950 in Ida Grove, the daughter of John Otto and Mary Ellen (Owens) Jacobs. She graduated from Maple Valley High School in Mapleton in 1968. She graduated from Emmanuel Hospital School of Radiologic Technicians in Omaha, Neb., in 1970.
She married Thomas Arndorfer May 28, 1977. She was employed with Kossuth and Humboldt County Hospitals. The couple moved to Mason City in 1991. She was employed with Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa and in 1995 became board certified as a technologist in nuclear medicine.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Kristine and Elizabeth Arndorfer, both at home; her father and stepmother, John and Norma Jean Jacobs of Mapleton; three sisters, Carol and her husband, Bruce Burton of Manly, Joan and her husband, the Rev. Kurt Rutz of Paola, Kan., and Patricia Jacobs of Inwood; two brothers and their wives, Dennis and Kim Jacobs of Kansas City, Mo., and Donald and Anjanette Jacobs of Wichita, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Mercy Cancer Center.

Lois Backerman

Lois A. Backerman, 84, of Cedar Falls died Oct. 16, 1999 at her home. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Cedar Falls.
Mrs. Backerman was born Oct. 14, 1915, in Cedar Falls, the daughter of Charles and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Peterson) Wiltse. She graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1933.
She married Harvey R. Backerman Dec. 12, 1936 in Galena, Ill.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Barbara Lindholm of Cedar Falls and Ellen Steuk of Ida Grove; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a special friend, Rose Silverson of Seminole, Fla.

Charlotte Howie

Services were Oct. 18, 1999 for Charlotte Elizabeth Howie, 80, of Ida Grove at Church of God in Ida Grove. Dr. Herbert Johnson officiated with burial in Graceland Cemetery in Creston under the direction of Sliefert Funeral Home of Storm Lake.
Mrs. Howie died Oct. 15 at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake.
Mrs. Howie was born May 3, 1919, in Creston, the daughter of Harold and Maude (Henry) Hawker. She received her education at Creston Schools, graduating from Creston High School.
She married Max E. Howie Nov. 1, 1936 at Maryville, Mo. She was a homemaker for more than 29 years in Creston, while he worked for the CB&Q Railroad. The couple moved to McCook, Neb. in 1965. In 1972 the couple moved to Harlan. They moved to Ida Grove in 1974, where they retired.
She was a member of Church of God in Ida Grove.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Paul and Eileen Howie of Storm Lake and Robert and Angie Howie of Malvern; five grandchildren, Mark, Matthew, Kristen, Janet and Lisa Howie; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Marilyn Bruns

Services were Oct. 25, 1999 for Marilyn Louise Bruns, 74, of Galva at United Methodist Church in Galva. The Rev. Doris Lindley officiated with burial in Rosendahl Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery in Holstein.
Mrs. Bruns died Oct. 21 at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer.
Mrs. Bruns was born Feb. 15, 1925 in Galva, the daughter of Earl G. and Mabel C. (Valen) Todd. She attended Galva School graduating in 1941.
She married Duane K. Bruns July 6, 1946 in Clay Center, Kan. She played piano in the nursing home for 25 years. She also took care of many people in Galva, both young and old.
She was a member of United Methodist Church in Galva, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary Dibbern Post #454.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Cheryl and Raymond Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev.; four sons and their wives, Gary and Annette Bruns of Cherokee, Larry and Marsha Bruns of Arnold, Mo., Terry and Mary Bruns of Early and Jerry and Deb Bruns of Waukee; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Gilbert Fey

Services were Oct. 25, 1999 for Gilbert E. Fey, 74, of Smithland at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oto. The Revs. Edmund Tiedeman and David Hogan officiated with burial in Sioux Township Cemetery in Smithland, with military honors conducted by American Legion Leslie Seaton Post 0666 of Smithland, under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton.
Mr. Fey died Oct. 21 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Fey was born March 30, 1925, at Moville, the son of Carl F. and Florence (Gaffey) Fey. He grew up in Moville, and graduated from Moville High School in 1943.
He served in the United States Army from May 24, 1945, until his honorable discharge Oct. 30, 1946.
He married Margaret Dahlhoff March 24, 1948, in Ida Grove. He then managed a farm north of Cherokee. In 1954, the couple moved to Sloan where he worked as a salesman for John Deere Implement. In 1984, they moved to Connecticut where he dispatched for a trucking firm until his retirement in 1990, when they moved to Smithland.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oto and American Legion Leslie Seaton Post 0666 of Smithland.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Michelle and John Bainbridge of Smithland; son, Michael Fey of Council Bluffs; two grandchildren, Jenifer and Christopher; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Palma Campbell of Imboden, Ark.; a brother and his wife, Wayne and Lorraine Fey of Battle Creek; and other relatives.

Gary Schuett

Services were Oct. 16, 1999 for Gary Everett Schuett, 58, of Holstein at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson officiated with burial in the Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.
Mr. Schuett died Oct. 13 at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa.
He was born Sept. 14, 1941 to Everett and Lorine Todd Schuett in Correctionville and graduated from Holstein High School. He served in the National Guard and Reserve. He married Sandra Wilson on Nov. 2, 1963 in Cherokee. The family moved to Holstein in 1944. Following the guard, he returned to farming. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and its choir.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra; a son, Tim Schuett and his wife Lori of Fort Dodge; a daughter, Brenda Schuett of Baton Rouge, La; one grandson, Devon Schuett; two step grandchildren, Jill and Ryan Canavan; two sisters, Darlene Franzkowiak and her husband George of Schaller, and Luella Nydene and her husband Dale of Storm Lake.

Thomas Baker

Memorial services were Oct. 16, 1999 for Thomas Ervel Baker, 54, of Holstein at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein. The Rev. Tim Schott officiated with burial at a later date under the direction of Barker Funeral Home.
Mr. Baker died Oct. 12 at Morningside Care Center in Ida Grove.
He was born Dec. 6, 1944 in Storm Lake to Ervel and Helen Schott Baker. He spent his childhood and early adult life on a farm northeast of Schaller. He later moved to Holstein when he married Donna Marie Schelldorf on Nov. 4, 1973.
They owned and operated the Schnapps Haus from 1975-80. They moved to an acreage south of Holstein in 1993.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Marie of Holstein; a daughter, Ann of Quimby; a granddaughter, Angelica of Quimby; his mother, Helen Baker of Storm Lake; sisters, Donna and James Lewallen of Cherokee, and Diane and Gene Baker of Crawfton, Neb.; three nephews and three nieces, a daughter Tami and family, and a mother-in-law, Ella Schelldorf.

Arlene Magnuson

Funeral services were Oct. 19, 1999 for Arlene R. Magnuson, 75, of LeMars, formerly of Ida Grove, at the Church of God in Ida Grove. The Rev. Herbert Johnson and Rev. Percy Dervan officiated with burial in the Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home.
She died Oct. 14 at the Abbey Nursing Home in LeMars.
She was born Aug. 10, 1924 in Battle Creek to Dewey F. and Hattie (Hanson) Johnson. She was raised on a farm southwest of Ida Grove. Upon graduating from Ida Grove High School in 1941, she became a country school teacher.
On Nov. 1, 1976 she was united in marriage to Robert Magnuson and they made their home in Remsen. He died unexpectedly after five years of marriage. She then become a resident of the Abbey Nursing Home, where she made her home for the past 22 years.
Survivors include her mother, Hattie Johnson of Arcata, Calif.; two brothers and their wives, Melvin and Juanita Johnson of Schaller, and Duane and Patricia Johnson of Ida Grove; and one sister and her husband, Shirley and Herbert Peterson of Arcata, Calif., plus nieces and nephews.

Robert Bagenstos

Services were Oct. 9, 1999 for Robert Ray Bagenstos, 72, 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.
Mr. Bagenstos died Oct. 6 at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee.
Mr. Bagenstos was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Cherokee County, the son of Ray and Katie (Schubert) Bagenstos. He attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Holstein High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. He was discharged in 1946.
He married Joanne Louise Hansen March 28, 1948, in Holstein. In 1946, he took over the Food Locker Storage from his father and also started Western Corner in the locker. He sold the business to John Tiefenthaler in 1991 and continued to work part-time until retiring in 1996.
After his wife's death, he married Connie (Havighurst) Roemer Sept. 4, 1988, in Holstein.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Holstein Community Club, Kiwanis, Holstein Lucky Riders and Northwest Iowa Quarter Horse Association. He was a volunteer with the Holstein Fire Department and served as a past president of Iowa Meat Processors Association.
Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Thad and Deb Bagenstos of Holstein; a daughter and her husband, Mary Jo and Doug Ruffridge of Oskaloosa; three grandchildren, Wade, Brooke and Abbie Bagenstos; a sister and her husband, Betty and Henry Witt of Webster City; a brother, Richard Bagenstos of Philadelphia, Pa.; three stepsons and their wives, William and Deborah Roemer, Jim and Jean Roemer and John and Mindi Roemer; two stepdaughters, Janet Roemer and Nancy Roemer; and seven step grandchildren.

Virgil Volkert

Services were Monday, Oct. 11, 1999 for Virgil Vernon Volkert, 79, of Cushing at St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing. Burial was in Cushing Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Volkert died Oct. 8 at his home.
Mr. Volkert was born July 27, 1920, on the family farm in Battle Township, northeast of Cushing, the son of George and Luella (Reyman) Volkert. He was baptized Oct. 8, 1920 in his sister's home in Galva by Rev. G.H. Kock. He was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing July 8, 1937 by Rev. A.H. Landgrebe.
He attended Cushing Consolidated School graduating in 1938. After high school, he farmed with his father and brother, Al. The brothers continued the farming operation after their father's death in 1940.
He married Lavonne Hefner June 5, 1945, at St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing. The couple moved to the family farm. The farm was sold in 1960 and they moved to a farm north of Cushing where they farmed another year.
In 1961, he began working at the State Hospital in Cherokee. He worked there for six years on the children's ward and as night supervisor on the maximum security ward. During the day, he often worked as a farm laborer or grave digger.
The family moved to Cushing in August 1961. In 1967, he became an insurance representative for Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance company, which later became Century Companies of America and now is CUNA Mutual. He took several insurance classes at Morningside College in Sioux City. He served as an insurance representative for 20 years, retiring in 1988.
The couple provided care for both of their mothers in their later years and also cared for several foster children.
He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing, where he taught Sunday School for 25 years, taught several confirmation classes, was a member and officer of the Brotherhood, served as a member of the Board of Parish Education and church council and was a Sioux City conference officer.
He was a member of the Cushing Community and Business Clubs and of the National, Sioux City and Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance Associations.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters and their husbands, Charlene and Jim Camenzind of Omaha, Neb., Marlys and Robert Neis of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and Paula and Randy Dreeszen of Iowa City; a son and his wife, James and Carol Volkert of Huron, S.D.; 10 grandchildren, Erica, Trina, Nick and MacKenzie Dreeszen, Sandra and her husband, Rob Smith, Christina Camenzind, Ryan and Sarah Volkert and Sharon and Jeremy Neis; a greatgrandson, Jakob Smith; and other relatives.
Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church in Cushing, Senior Companion program or Big Sioux Alzheimers Association.

Elmer Timmerman

Services were Oct. 13, 1999 for Elmer Timmerman, 91, of Marcus, formerly of Galva, at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. The Rev. Scott Meier officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery.
Mr. Timmerman died Oct. 10 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mr. Timmerman was born Jan. 22, 1908, in Holstein, the son of Theodore and Elizabeth (Rochau) Timmerman. He was raised on a farm near Holstein and attended country school through the eighth grade.
He married Adelia H. Knaack of Correctionville Dec. 8, 1938. The couple farmed in the Holstein area for 35 years. They retired from farming and moved into Galva, where they lived for 28 years. He entered Heartland Care Center in Marcus, in January 1999.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Marvin and Bernadine Timmerman of Paullina; five daughters, LaVonne and her husband, Raymond Peterson Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Dee Timmerman of Huxley, Lorine Newman of Ida Grove, Donna Miller of Cherokee, and Nancy and her husband, Harry Brutsman Jr. of Cherokee; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Lester and Goldie Timmerman of Holstein and Raymond and Marjorie Timmerman of Cherokee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth "Tootie" Hedstrom

Services were Oct. 5, 1999 for Ruth Ann "Tootie" Hedstrom, 35, of Missouri Valley at First Baptist Church in Kiron. The Revs. Wayne Fritzinger and Keith Rice officiated with burial in Kiron Cemetery in Kiron under the direction of Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.
Ms. Hedstrom died Oct. 2 at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Neb.
Ms. Hedstrom was born Jan. 10, 1964, in Denison, the daughter of Bueal and Deloris (Davis) Hedstrom. She was raised in Denison and graduated from Denison High School in 1982. Following high school, she attended the Nebraska School of Business in Omaha. She made her home in Omaha, Council Bluffs and for the past seven years in Missouri Valley, commuting to Woodbine to her work in the family concrete business.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Kiron.
Survivors include her parents, Bueal and Deloris Hedstrom of Denison; a sister and her husband, Dawn and Carl Ulshafer of Ida Grove; two brothers and their wives, Alan and Robin Hedstrom of Denison and Paul and Tracy Hedstrom of Woodbine; nieces and nephews, Terri and her husband, Randy Beckley of Wenatchee, Wash., Shane and Rory Lindberg of Ida Grove, Andria and her husband, Eric Sicilliano of White Plains, N.Y., Dustin, Thea and Noah Hedstrom of Denison and Skylar, Austin and Twins, Tanner and Lucas Hedstrom of Woodbine; many uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives.

Viola Carstens

Services were Oct. 4, 1999 for Viola M. Carstens, 96, 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.
Mrs. Carstens died Sept. 30 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Carstens was born Aug. 16, 1903, on a farm near Manilla, the daughter of Fred and Lena (Hendrickson) Miller.
She married Edward "Eddie" Carstens Feb. 14, 1923. He was a county maintenance man for many years. He died in 1970. She worked as a cook at Hartley Hospital in Battle Creek for several years, and was also a housekeeper for others.
She was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include four sons, Melvin Carstens of Ida Grove, Bob and his wife, Dorothy Carstens of Colfax, Don and his wife, Emily Carstens of Tucson, Ariz., and John and his wife, Marolyn Carstens of Des Moines; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Marvin Fertig

Services were Sept. 22, 1999 for Marvin R. Fertig, 73, of Odebolt at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Albert Buelow officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Fertig died Sept. 20 at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City.
Mr. Fertig was born July 18, 1926, in Levey Township, Sac County, the son of William and Anna (Bonnichsen) Fertig. He attended Sac County schools.
He married Marlene Albrecht May 29, 1952. The couple farmed in Sac County. He later worked for IBP in Denison but returned to farming in Sac County until his retirement.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Odebolt.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Kathie and Craig Sommerfeld of Kelley and Judy and Mark Bohlmann of Sioux City; two sons and their wives, Bill and Teresa Fertig of Odebolt and David and Robin Fertig of Sioux City; 10 grandchildren, Todd and his wife, Amber Sommerfeld of Ankeny, Tami Sommerfeld of Cedar Falls, Scott Sands of Sioux City, Justin Sands of Lawrence, Kan., Jill, Brian and Mark Fertig of Odebolt, and Thomas, Jason and Tara Fertig of Sioux City; two step-grandchildren, Chris and Brent Bohlmann; a brother and his wife, Everett and Carolyn Fertig of Odebolt; a sister, Helen Hoaglund of Arthur; and two sisters-in-law, Rooda Fertig of Washington and Ruth Fertig of Rochester, Minn.


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