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Marjorie Ann Cork
Services will be April 19, 2000 at 2 p.m. for Marjorie Ann Cork, 76, of Schaller at the United Methodist Church in Schaller. The Rev. Carol Gailey will officiate with burial in Galva Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Schaller.
Mrs. Cork died April 16 at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake.
Mrs. Cork was born April 11, 1924, on a farm in Sac County, the daughter of William and Dora (Klindt) Miller. She attended schools in Sac County and one year at the parochial school in Fonda.
She married Wilfred Earl Cork Feb. 9, 1944, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Schaller. The couple lived on a farm near Galva until his retirement in 1990, when the couple moved into Schaller. He died in 1991.
She was a longtime member of Silver Creek United Methodist Church where she was active in United Methodist Women. Later the couple transferred their church membership to Schaller United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Ronald and Vicki Cork of O'Neill, Neb., and Richard and Florene Cork of Schaller; three daughters and their husbands, Dianne and Donald Ehrp of Schaller, Deb and Terry Arter of Wall Lake and Donna and Allen Sackett of Schaller; a daughter-in-law, Kay Cork of Ida Grove; 11 grandsons, Thad, Brian, Klint, Aaron, Gabriel, Caleb, Nathanael, Eric, Corey, Ben and Nick; eight granddaughters, Dorothy, Tyler, Michelle, Jill, Sarah, Traci, Cassie and Emily; 10 great-grandchildren, Courtney, Rachael, Morgan, Nicole, Colby, Dawson, Justine, Taylor, Michael and Magon; a brother and his wife, Wilbur and Bernice Miller of Merrill; three sis-ters, her twin Mildred Schriber of Arthur, Marcella Moore of Sioux City and Loraine and her husband Paul Levan of Sandy, Ore.; a sister-in-law, Arlene Miller of Schaller; and a brother-in-law, Bob Clark of Anaheim, Calif.

Ella Hamann
Services were April 18, 2000 for Ella Hamann, 86, of Battle Creek, formerly of Schleswig, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Grant Township in Ida Grove under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig.
She died April 14 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.

Mae Glick
Internment was April 9, 2000 for Mae LaVerne Glick, 84, of Seattle, Wash. She died March 10 in Seattle, Wash.
Mrs. Glick was born Aug. 19, 1915, in Ida Grove, the daughter of Charles and Grace (Riley) Smith. She received her education in the Ida Grove schools.
She married John Eitel Ludwig in 1934. The couple lived in the Battle Creek area until 1957 when they moved to Libby, Mont. He died in 1966.
She moved to the Seattle area where she married Levi Glick. They lived in Oregon where he preceded her in death. She moved back to Seattle to be near her children.
Survivors include three daughters, Donna Rae Ludwig of Everett, Wash., Carol Mae Simonson of Snohomish, Wash., and Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Hanson of Missoula, Mont.; a son, Larry Ludwig of Lewiston, Idaho; a sister, Elleen E. Phillips of Sioux City; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many other family members.

Clayton Whitmer
Services were April 8, 2000 for Clayton D. "Buzz" Whitmer, 85, of Galva at the United Methodist Church in Galva. The Rev. Roger Maize officiated with burial in Delaware Township Cemetery in Nemaha, with military honors conducted by American Legion Dibbern Post #454 of Galva, under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Whitmer died April 5 at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake.
Mr. Whitmer was born Feb. 21, 1915, in Cherokee County, the son of Orville and Hazel (Blackburn) Whitmer. He graduated from Galva High School in 1933, and later enlisted in the United States Navy.
He married Vera (Steele) Davis Sept. 30, 1942, in Omaha, Neb. The couple lived in Florida while he was stationed at Navy air bases in Key West and Melbourne, and in the Pacific Theatre. They also lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, for a short time. At the time of his discharge, he was an aviation machinist mate.
The couple moved to Galva in 1945 with their two sons, Charles and Bill. He drove a Galva school buss for more than 30 years, and also operated an auto service business in Galva.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church and IOOF, served as a volunteer firemen and was a 50-year member and past commander of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Charles "Buddy" and Jo Davis of Collins, and Bill and Verna Davis of Sheldon; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Whitmer, and Harold and his wife, Dorothy Whitmer, all of Galva; and a sister, Charlotte Kelsch of Reseda, Calif.

Jeanette Drake
Services were April 8, 2000 for Jeanette Irene Drake, 78, of Carroll, formerly of the Galva and Schaller areas, at First Presbyterian Church in Schaller. The Rev. Ken Fells officiated with burial in Schaller Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Schaller.
Mrs. Drake died April 5 at Carroll Health Center in Carroll.
Mrs. Drake was born Dec. 1, 1921, on a farm near Avoca, the daughter of Harry and Anna (Zobrist) Christensen. She was baptized and confirmed at the English Lutheran Church in Avoca. She graduated as salutatorian from Avoca High School in 1938. She received her normal teaching certificate from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. She moved with her family to Schaller in 1939 and taught country school at Eureka No. 5 and Cook No. 3. She also worked at the State Bank of Schaller prior to her marriage.
She married Donald W. Drake Feb. 22, 1945, in Schaller. He died in 1999.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Schaller and was a 50-year member of the Eastern Star in Arthur, having joined in 1942.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Ron and Sharon Drake of Lake Ozark, Mo.; a daughter Marla Jean Mead of Humboldt; three granddaughters and their families; a brother, Roger Christensen of Perris, Calif.; and many nephews and other relatives.

Edwin "Ted" Stiles
Services were April 12, 2000 for Edwin Theodore "Ted" Stiles, 95, of Odebolt at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Al Milligan officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Stiles died April 9 at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake.
Mr. Stiles was born April 2, 1905, in Muscatine County, the son of William and Marietta (Kline) Stiles. He grew up on a farm and later moved to Atalissa, where he attended school. At the age of 14, he traveled to the Schleswig area where he did farm work while living with an uncle.
He married Leona Moeller June 20, 1928, in Denison. The couple farmed in the Ida Grove and Kiron areas until purchasing a farm south of Odebolt. In 1952, they moved into Odebolt and he continued farming until his retirement. He then worked as a crop adjuster for Grinnell Mutual Insurance. Retirement came again, and he still found himself busy helping on the Buehler farm with spring and fall work, as well as keeping watch over the dryers at the local elevator. During the winter months, the couple took trips and enjoyed 11 winters in Arizona. She died in April 1999.
He was a member of Odebolt United Methodist Church, serving whenever asked to do so.
Survivors include two daughters, Norma Hokanson of Dallas, Texas and Donna and her husband, Duane Buehler of Odebolt; five grandchildren, Todd Hokanson of Chandler, Ariz., Lisa Hokanson of Los Angeles, Calif., Karen Buehler of Johnston, Jeff and his wife, Beth Buehler of Fort Dodge and Brian Buehler of Odebolt; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Sydney Buehler; and two nieces, Bevelyn Lindle of West Liberty and Sandy and her husband, Louis Danner of Atalissa.

Ina Joy
Services were April 12, 2000 for Ina E. Joy, 84, of Cushing at First United Methodist Church in Cushing. Burial was in Cushing Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
She died April 9 at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge.

Irene Kistenmacher
Services will be Friday, April 14, 2000, 11 a.m. for Irene M. Kistenmacher, 89, of Holstein at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein. Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
She died April 9 at her home.

Lillian Hansen
Services will be Thursday, April 13, 2000, 2 p.m. for Lillian D. Hansen, 85, of Ida Grove at First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Marvin Lindley will officiate with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m., with the family present from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Hansen was born June 6, 1914, in Denison, the daughter of Jerome and Ernestine (Clausen) Slechta. She graduated from Denison High School and was a country school teacher for a number of years.
She married Leonard Hansen of Schleswig on March 21, 1936, in Carroll. He preceded her in death.
She worked at Suiters Cleaners in Ida Grove for several years, then was employed as a cook for Battle Creek-Ida Grove Elementary School.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Faye and Jim Wellendorf of Ida Grove; four grandchildren and their spouses, Sheri and Jeff Chandler of Ida Grove, Brad and Kristine Wellendorf of Rapid City, S.D., Mike and Karen Palm of Valparaiso, Ind., and Lisa and Joel Brownlee of Granbury, Texas; six great-grandchildren, Amber Chandler, Landon Wellendorf, Sean and Heather Brownlee, and Ethan and Erin Palm; four sisters, Mildred Andersen, LaVerne and her husband, Bob Reisz, and Lucille and her husband, Paul Curnyn, all of Denison, and Shirley and her husband, Vernie Clausen of Weiser, Idaho; and two brothers, Vernus and his wife, Virginia Slechta of Cherokee and Kenneth Slechta of Ida Grove.

Julia Gunderson
Services will be Thursday, April 13, 2000, at 10 a.m., for Julia F. Gunderson, 87, of Odebolt at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Al Milligan will officiate with burial in Odebolt Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mrs. Gunderson died of injuries sustained in an automobile accident April 9.
Mrs. Gunderson was born July 12, 1912, on a farm near Lakefield, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Julia (Roslansky) Ukasick. Her stepmother, Tessie (Pasierbek) Ukasick, raised her after her mother's death.
She married Cyril Kendrick Gunderson Dec. 1, 1932, in Sioux City. The couple farmed near Montgomery for 10 years, then moved to a farm northeast of Kiron where they farmed for 21 years. In 1965, the couple moved into Odebolt. Her lifelong commitment was to her special daughter Cindy, and to the activities at New Hope Village that enabled Cindy to blossom into a productive and capable adult.
Survivors include two sons, Donald Gunderson of Dike and Marlin and his wife, Shirley Gunderson of Kiron; three daughters, Julianne and her husband, Robert Chedester of Sioux City, Suzanne and her husband, Kenneth Roeder of DeSmet, S.D., and Cindy Gunderson of New Hope Village in Carroll; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one step-brother and his wife, Steven and Dorothy Ukasick of Lakefield, Minn.; and a sister-in-law, Mabel Ukasick of Lakefield, Minn.

Scot Saemisch
Services were March 29, 2000 for Scot Douglas Saemisch, 33, of Altoona, formerly of Denison, at First United Methodist Church in Denison. Burial was in Odebolt Cemetery in Odebolt under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
Mr. Saemisch died March 26 near Winterset.
Mr. Saemisch was born Nov. 11, 1966, in Denison, the son of Dwight and Karen (Johnson) Saemisch. He received his education in the Denison Community Schools, graduating from high school in 1985. He then pursued a career in graphic arts, attending the Art Institute of Dallas in Omaha, Neb., graduating in 1987.
Following graduation, he was employed at Midwest Industries in Ida Grove for four years. He started Saemisch Design Group in Denison, designing graphic arts of various kinds and specializing in unusual advertising signs. He remained in Denison un-til the spring of 1999, when he moved to Altoona where he was em-ployed by G & G Poured Founda-tion Company. In the fall, he joined Schneider Graphics.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Denison.
Survivors include his parents, Dwight and Karen Saemisch of Denison; a brother, Chad Saemisch and his friend, Julie Kain of Des Moines; two nephews, Skyler Saemisch and Ryan Kain of Des Moines; his maternal grandmother, Doris Johnson of Lake View, formerly of Odebolt; and many other relatives.

M. Lucille Bennigsdorf
Services were April 3, 2000 for M. Lucille Bennigsdorf, 91, 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.
Mrs. Bennigsdorf died March 30 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Bennigsdorf was born July 30, 1908, in Crawford County, the daughter of Albin and Alice (Wells) Carlson. She was from a family of six boys and six girls. She graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1926, then taught in country schools near Schleswig.
She married Herbert Bennigsdorf Oct. 17, 1928, in Denison. The couple farmed in Crawford, Monona and Ida Counties until 1958. In 1959, the couple moved to Ida Grove. They were blessed with 10 children and observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1978. He died in 1981. She had been a resident of Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove since 1991.
In addition to her 10 children, she was devoted to her 38 grandchildren, 91 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Special memories were made in August 1999, when the entire Bennigsdorf family gathered for a family reunion at Estes National Park in the Rocky Mountains.
She loved children, and after raising her own family, was a baby-sitter at her home in Ida Grove for 29 years. She was known to the children she cared for as "Grandma B."
Survivors include nine children and their spouses, Dorene and LeRoy Wonder of Galva, Robert and Marlene Bennigsdorf of Arvada, Colo., Leila and Bernard Lansink of Ida Grove, Vernon and Edith Bennigsdorf of Delta, Colo., Ruth and Earl Dean Schmidt, Darrell and Marlene Bennigsdorf and Russell and Clara Bennigsdorf, all of Ida Grove, Carol and Maynard Miller of Atlantic and Lonnie and Marva Bennigsdorf of Battle Creek; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Bennigsdorf of Ida Grove; 36 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Jones of Ute, Lois Adams of Charter Oak and Edna Blunk of Denison; a brother and his wife, Robert and Margaret Carlson of Denison; and two sisters-in-law, Clara Carlson of Denison and Ella Mae Carlson of Ute.

Cecil Keigan
Services were April 3, 2000 for Cecil D. Keigan, 84, of Holstein at Church of Christ in Webster City. Burial was in Cass Center Cemetery under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Mr. Keigan died March 30 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.

John Cory
Services were April 3, 2000 for John M. Cory, 77, of Wisner, Neb., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner. The Rev. James P. Carretto officiated with burial in Wisner Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Wisner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5767, under the direction of Kuzelka Funeral Home in Wisner.
Mr. Cory died March 29 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Cory was born Jan. 1, 1923, near Smithland, the son of Ralph and Margaret (Yockey) Cory. He graduated from Smithland High School in 1940 and attended Wayne State Teacher's College.
In 1943, he began the V12 Navy Officer's Program at Peru State Teacher's College in Peru, Neb. He reported to Norfolk, Va., and Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill. He was then commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II stationed in the Pacific Theater. He received his discharge in 1946, attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade.
He married Elaine Fuelberth May 10, 1944, in Osmond, Neb.
He graduated from Wayne State College in 1947, with a bachelor's degree in education. He received his master's degree in school administration from the University of South Dakota in 1963. He was employed in construction for one year in Wayne. He was employed as a teacher or administrator in the school systems of Oto and Pilger, Crofton and Wisner, Neb. He also taught at Cuming County Rural School District 17. His wife died in 1986.
He married Helen (Stober) Lukens June 6, 1987, in Crofton, Neb.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he served on the education board and taught Sunday School. He was also a member of Wisner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5767, Nebraska State Education Association and was instrumental in the starting of Wisner Senior Citizens Center.
Survivors include his wife; a brother and his wife, Gordon and Dorothy Cory of Geyersville, Calif.; a sister and her husband, Maurine and Harry Myrtue of Smithland; nieces and nephews; two stepdaughters and their hus-bands, Cindy and Vince Jenness of Waterloo and Celia and Terry Freier of Delmont, S.D.; a stepson and his wife, Greg and Diane Lukens of Pierce, Neb.; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Alton and Leoma Fuelberth of Osmond, Neb., and Delno and Jean Fuelberth of Battle Creek; and his father-in-law, Benjamin Fuelberth of Osmond, Neb.

Paul Shannon
Services were April 4, 2000 for Paul E. Shannon, 70, of Omaha, Neb., at Mary Our Queen Church in Omaha, Neb. The Rev. Ralph O'Donnell officiated with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, with full military honors conducted by American Legion Post 1, under the direction of Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak & Cutler West Central Chapel in Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Shannon died April 1 at his home.
Mr. Shannon was born March 8, 1930 at Turin, the son of Clarence and Lucetta (Scott) Shannon.
He married Marilyn J., and was a repairman for Sears. She died in 1994. He had been in the service, and he belonged to Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Terry and Suzy Shannon, Diane and Tom Byrnes Sr., Sonny and Beverly Mislivec, Jim Mislivec, Robert and Barbara Shannon, and Lewis and Beverly Shannon, all of Omaha; two sisters, Barbara and her husband, Roger Collins of Danbury and Leraine Babcock of Ida Grove; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

Robert Saxen
Services were April 5, 2000 for Robert Saxen, 76, of Holstein at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. John Scherb officiated with burial in Sunset View Cemetery in Washta, with military rites conducted by American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post 225 of Holstein.
Mr. Saxen died March 31 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Saxen was born June 20, 1923, at Battle Creek, the son of Henry and Anna (Gehrke) Saxen. He lived in Holstein since 1986. Prior to that, he lived in Correctionville and Cushing.
He married Leona Zupp Dec. 24, 1940 at Dakota City, Neb. The couple farmed, retiring in 1988. She died in 1993.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He received the Flying Cross for missions flown during the war. He was a member of American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post 225 of Holstein.
Survivors include two sons, Mark and his wife, Helen Saxen of Orlando, Fla., and Scott Saxen of Sioux City; two grandchildren, Paul and Jody Saxen; four brothers, Raymond, Wendell and Danny Saxen, all of Pierson, and Frank Saxen of Cherokee; a sister, Lillian Nairn of Pierson; and a special friend, Faye Mahin of Correctionville.

M.L. "Stub" Gray
Services were March 22, 2000 for M.L. "Stub" Gray, 79, of Sioux City at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sioux City. The Rev. Doug Klein officiated with burial in Danbury Catholic Cemetery in Danbury, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 336 of Danbury, under the direction of Larkin Northside Funeral Home in Sioux City.
Mr. Gray died March 17 in Sioux City.
Mr. Gray was born Sept. 10, 1920, in Danbury, the son of Millard and Alma (Iddings) Gray. He was raised in Danbury and graduated from Danbury Public High School in 1936.
He served in the U.S. Army with the 517th Parachute Combat Team, during World War II. His awards and decorations include five Campaign Stars, Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart Medal.
He married M. Denice Fitzpatrick June 30, 1947, in Sioux City. She died in Sioux City in 1991. He was employed as an engineer with Chicago and North Western Railroad for 35 years. He retired in 1981.
He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, American Legion Post 336 of Danbury, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 580 of Sioux City and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, where he was a former secretary and treasurer. He served on the Woodbury County Conservation Board.
Survivors include Donna Turner of Sioux City; two sons and their wives, Frank and Cindy Gray of Sioux City and Bill and Cheryl Gray of Ida Grove; three daughters, Joanne and her husband, Phil Ballard of Lakewood, Colo., Genny Ulven of Fremont, Neb., and Carol and her husband, Dick Ellis of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Angela, Brandon and Sarah Gray, Travis Gray Koenig and Eric, Mark, Ingrid and Evan Ulven; a great-grandson; a brother and his wife, Frank and Venesta Gray of Lincoln, Neb.; and a sister, Nell Jensen of Denver.
A memorial has been established in his name for the Woodbury County Conservation Foundation.

Alice Heezen
Services were March 18, 2000 for Alice Heezen, 86, of Miller, S.D., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miller. The Rev. Gary Anderson officiated with burial in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miller under the direction of Reck Funeral Home in Miller, S.D.
Mrs. Heezen died March 15 at Hand County Hospital in Miller, S.D.
Elise Berg was born Oct. 15, 1913, south of Watford City, N.D., the daughter of Otto and Anna (Sjkermo) Berg. Her name was later changed to Alice. She learned English after starting school.
She married John Heezen May 14, 1934, at Sidney, Mont. The couple lived most of their married life in south Hand County, near her husband's family. He died in August 1994.
Survivors include four sons, Arthur "Sonny" Heezen of Miller, S.D., Jack Heezen of Ree Heights, S.D., Denny and his wife, Valores Heezen of Wessington Springs, S.D., and Gary and his wife, Kathy Heezen of Highmore, S.D.; a daughter and her husband, Betty and Tom Stewart of Ida Grove; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ida Cessman of Florence, Ore., and Charlotte VanWagner of Aurora, Colo.; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Baggenstos of Chehalis, Wash.

Alice Seehusen
Services were March 27, 2000 for Alice Seehusen, 86, of Ida Grove, formerly of Battle Creek, at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Ben-jamin Ray officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Seehusen died March 23 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Seehusen was born April 19, 1913, in Mapleton, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Bartels) Tay-lor. She graduated from Mapleton High School in 1931.
She married Marvin Seehusen Sept. 1, 1932, in Dakota City, Neb. The couple farmed near Battle Creek for many years. Af-ter his death in 1970, she made her home in Ida Grove. For the past nine years, she was a resi-dent of Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Norman "Keith" and Martha Seehusen of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Joyce and Roger Davis of Ida Grove; two grandchildren and their spouses, Lanette and Mark Nielsen and Ann and Ron Derochie; four great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Floyd and Carol Taylor of Sioux City; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Elsie Carstensen
Services were March 27, 2000 for Elsie Irene Carstensen, 84, of Ida Grove at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Burial was in Morgan Cemetery under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig.
Mrs. Carstensen died March 23 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mrs. Carstensen was born Oct. 26, 1915, in Hanover Township, Schleswig, the daughter of Peter W. and Hulda (Brockman) Petersen. She was baptized on Feb. 8, 1916, at her parents' home, and was confirmed in 1928 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig.
She married Freddie Schroeder Dec. 19, 1935. He died in 1944.
She married Friedrich Carstensen Feb. 25, 1949, at Schleswig.
She was a member of Im-manuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne and his wife, Carolyn Sch-roeder of Ida Grove, and Jens Cars-tensen of Sioux City; a daugh-ter and her husband, Janice and David Nemitz of Denison; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchil-dren; two brothers, Emil and his wife, Lillie Petersen of Schleswig, and Jurgen Petersen of Denison; a sister-in-law, Inge Carstensen of Ida Grove; and other relatives.

Velma Parrish
Services were March 27, 2000 for Velma D. (Schultz) Parrish, 81, of Correctionville at Grace Lutheran Church in Correctionville. The Rev. Michael Harman officiated with burial at Midway Cemetery in rural Battle Creek under the direction of Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Mrs. Parrish died March 23 at her home.
Mrs. Parrish was born July 18, 1918, in rural Battle Creek, the daughter of William D. and Bertha (Eichhorn) Bottjen. She lived in the Anthon, Battle Creek and Correctionville areas.
She married Edward Schultz in 1938 at Midway. He died in 1975.
She married Elzy Parrish Jan. 29, 1982, at Cherokee. After their marriage, the couple lived in Correctionville. He died in 1998. She worked as a nurse's aide at the Correctionville Nursing Home for 10 years.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, LWML and Card Club.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Earl and Deb Schultz of Sioux City and DuWayne and MaryAnn Schultz of Ceresco, Neb.; three stepsons and their wives, Richard and Carol Parrish of Westfield, Francis and Betty Parrish of Milford, and Doyle and Patty Parrish of Dakota City, Neb.; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Heye of Platts-mouth, Neb.; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; four sis-ters, Evaline Schultz of Battle Creek, Helen Nelson of Correc-tionville, Lavonne Loof of Holstein and Myrtle Hansen of Remsen; and two broth-ers, Ed Bottjen of Correc-tionville, and Richard Bottjen of Modesto, Calif.

Corrie "CB" Pilcher
Services were March 27, 2000 for Corrie Burdette "CB" Pilcher, 91, of Sioux City at Community Presby-terian Church. Lola Haskins officiated with burial in Banner Town-ship Cemetery under the direction of Christy Smith Morningside Chapel in Sioux City.
Mr. Pilcher died March 30 in Sioux City.
Mr. Pilcher was born Nov. 28, 1908, in Ida Grove, the son of Frank and Nellie (Corrie) Pilcher. At the age of two, he moved to Lawton with his parents. He graduated from Lawton High School in 1926 and continued his education at Iowa State University receiving a bachelor's degree in animal husbandry in 1931.
He married Dorothea Brown June 14, 1936, at Lincoln, Neb. The couple lived in Sioux City for eight years before moving back to the family farm near Lawton. He worked as a farm manager for John Hancock Mutual Life until 1944 when he returned to farming, retiring in 1978. She died in 1967.
He was a member of the school board, FHA Committee, Extension Council and Siouxland Health Council.
Survivors include three daughters, Jane and her husband, David Wirth of Midlund, Mich., Judith and her husband, Kent Frank of Des Moines and Pam Pilcher of Des Moines; a sister, Florence Tool of West Des Moines; and five grandchildren.

Roberta "Bobbi" Ernst
Services were March 22, 2000 for Roberta "Bobbi" Ione Ernest, 87, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Revs. John Schauer, Michael Saylor and Eugene Ernst officiated with burial in Grant Township Cemetery in rural Schleswig under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Ernst died March 19 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Ernst was born Nov. 29, 1912, in Charter Oak, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Lind) Weed. She graduated from Charter Oak Public Schools in 1930 and taught in a one-room schoolhouse east of town.
She married Ray C. Ernst Feb. 8, 1935, at Redeemer Lutheran Morningside Church in Sioux City. In the same year, she was confirmed at Redeemer by Pastor Otten. The couple farmed near Hornick for eight years. In 1943, they moved to their farm south of Ida Grove. They retired from farming in 1975. He died in 1997 and she moved into an apartment in Ida Grove.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove since 1943. She held several offices in the Ladies Aid and was a member of the Anna Circle. She was past president of the Mapleton Zone LWML. For many years she was a member of the Grant Homemakers.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Duane and Ellen Ernst of Ida Grove; two grandsons, Erich of Des Moines and Gregor of Des Plaines, Ill.; and many nephews and nieces.

Dr. Stephen Fymbo
Services were March 17, 2000 for Storm Lake orthodon-tist Dr. Stephen Lloyd Fymbo, 50, at Storm Lake United Methodist Church. The Rev. Ken Bell officiated with burial in Whiting Cemetery in Whiting under the direction of Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Memorial contributions may be made to Storm Lake Area Hospice, the United Methodist Church or to the Storm Lake Lighthouse Gateway Project.
Dr. Fymbo died March 14 at his home in Storm Lake.
Dr. Fymbo was born July 15, 1949, in Sergeant Bluff, the son of Dr. Lloyd H. and Frances M. (Hood) Fymbo. He graduated from Sergeant Bluff High School and attended Iowa State University, University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota.
He married Teysa Tanner June 9, 1984, at Sergeant Bluff. The couple then moved to Storm Lake.
He was an active member of Storm Lake United Methodist Church and held memberships in several professional groups.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dustin Fymbo of Sioux City and Nels Fymbo at home; three sisters, Connie and her husband, Dr. Clement O'Meara of Ankeny, Anne and her husband, Bruce Morrison of Sergeant Bluff and Linda Terry of Greenfield; his parents-in-law, Phyllis and Tom Mitchell of LeMars; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Diane Miller
Services were March 18, 2000 for Diane M. Miller, 54, of Ida Grove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald M. Fisch officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Miller died March 13 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Miller was born Nov. 13, 1945, in Dubuque, the daughter of Melvin "Pie" and Rita (Mauer) Hennings Sr. She attended school in Dubuque, Johnston and Cedar Falls, and graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1963.
She married Murel Miller Nov. 30, 1963, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Cedar Falls. The couple moved to Ida Grove in 1971. She served as a volunteer EMT for several years, and was most recently employed part-time as a certified nurses assistant at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein. She worked full-time on the custodial staff at Battle Creek-Ida Grove High School.
Survivors include her husband; two children, Robin and her husband, Jeff Mason of Holstein, and Steven Miller of Iowa City; her mother, Rita Hennings of Dubuque; three brothers, Ronald Hennings of Dubuque, Melvin "Red" Hennings Jr. of Waterloo and Wayne and his wife, Jeneene Hennings of Dubuque; five sisters, Karyn Gilpatric of Harlan, Sandy Kingery and Joanne and her husband, James Johnson, all of Des Moines, Linda and her husband, Gary Noble of Aplington, and Debbie and her husband, Steve Andariese of Flagstaff, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Sharon Miller of Cedar Falls; a brother-in-law and his wife, Ray and Tina Jacobsen of Meridan; and many nieces and nephews.

Gaylord Bumsted
Services were March 17, 2000 for Gaylord Charles Bumsted, 88, of Mapleton at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Mapleton. The Rev. Bob Fritzmeier officiated with burial in Liston Township Cemetery in Danbury under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton.
Mr. Bumsted died March 13 at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa.
Mr. Bumsted was born Aug. 10, 1911, in Danbury, the son of Charles and Nellie (Davis) Bumsted. He attended country school and Danbury Public School until he was needed on the farm. He also worked for various farmers in the area.
He married Helen Bucoy Aug. 9, 1935, in Ida Grove. The couple farmed near Mapleton before moving to Danbury in 1940, where they farmed for 32 years. In 1969, they moved into Mapleton, where he worked in the maintenance department of Maple Heights Nursing Home for 18 years. He entered Maple Heights Nursing Home in January 1998.
He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ and Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his wife; three sons and their wives, Larry and Jean Bumsted of Oto, Jerry and Tootie Bumsted of Mapleton and Gary and Eileen Bumsted of Anthon; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two brothers and their wives, Earl and Beverly Bumsted and Lloyd and Helene Bumsted, all of Ute; and a sister, Stella Fredrickson of Mapleton.

Donald Ullrich
Services were March 20, 2000 for Donald Ullrich, 69, of Denison at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery in Denison under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
Mr. Ullrich died March 17 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.
Survivors include three sons and their wives, Kyle and Stephanie Ullrich and Dudley and Rebecca Ullrich, all of Kiron, and Jeff and Terri Ullrich of Denison; a special friend, Reva Swaters of Denison; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lorraine Gierstorf of Schleswig and Helen and her husband, Jack Hanna of Panama City Beach, Fla.; two brothers and their wives, Delbert and Betty Ullrich of Dakota Dunes and William and Elizabeth Ullrich of Ida Grove.

Dorothy Schluter
Services were March 20, 2000 for Dorothy M. Schluter, 84, of Ida Grove at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. Benjamin Ray, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Schluter died March 18 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Schluter was born April 27, 1915, in Crawford County near Westside, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Dahlke) Pacholke. She was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical faith and attended school near Westside.
She married Edward Schluter Aug. 2, 1933. The couple made their home in the Westside community. They moved to Ida Grove in 1942 and farmed there until his death in 1970. She remained in Ida Grove where she performed janitorial services for a number of people through December of 1999.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Marilyn and Walter Sonksen of Avoca; a son and his wife, Ronald and Mildred Schluter of Ida Grove; four grandchildren, Randy and his wife, Donna Sonksen of Oakland, Joan and her husband, Steven Erickson of Marshall, Minn., Lon Schluter of Ida Grove and Jan and her husband, Dan Martocci of Belvidere, Ill.; four great-grandchildren, Chad and Corey Erickson and Taylor and Jacob Martocci; a sister, Vera Nobiling of Arcadia; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Robert Irwin
Robert E. Irwin, 74, of Germantown, Tenn., died March 1, 2000, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Mr. Irwin was born July 6, 1925, near Galva, the son of Matthew and Charlotte (Moffott) Irwin. From early childhood he lived on a farm in Silver Creek Township and was a member of Silver Creek Meth-odist Church. He attended Ida Grove High School , graduating in 1943. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1946.
He married Donna Forney of Ida Grove Oct. 4, 1945, in Bellerville, Ill., while stationed at Scott Air Force Base. At war's end, the couple lived in Ida Grove before moving to Memphis, Tenn., in 1947, where he was founder and owner of Zip Products, a metal fabrication firm.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Timothy Irwin; a daughter, Vickie Brown; three grandsons, Timothy Jr., David and Phillip Irwin; and a brother, Merle Irwin of Ida Grove.

Laura Goodenow
Services were March 14, 2000 for Laura Marie Goodenow, 103, of Battle Creek at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Benjamin Ray officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek un-der the direc-tion of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Memorials may be directed to the family in care of: Ron Owen, 2428 Salem Court, Bettendorf, IA 52722.
Mrs. Goodenow died March 10 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Goodenow was born Dec. 29, 1896, on a farm seven miles northwest of Battle Creek, the daughter of August A. and Maren (Hummelgard) Mickelsen. After her father's sudden death in January 1905, she moved to Battle Creek with her mother, sister Agnes and brothers Allen, John and Lloyd. She graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1915, then worked as a clerk in the Battle Creek Drug Store, A.J. Warn Jewelry Store and as a telephone operator.
She married Fred Ray Goodenow March 8, 1919. The couple continued to live near or in Battle Creek. During World War II, she worked in Robinson's Grocery Store, Christianson's Meat Market and as a relief phone operator. Her husband died in 1960.
She joined the First Presbyterian Church on April 10, 1910 and continued to be an active member, being recognized in 1985 for 75 years of membership. She taught Sunday School, was a member of the choir, a Deacon, and held many offices in the Women's Society. She was the Cradle Roll chairman for many years. She received the Senior Presbyterian Award from the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Presbyterian Church (USA) by Prospect Hill Presbytery.
She was a Past Matron and member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 70 years; a charter member, past president and county officer of the American Legion Auxiliary for many years; a member and past president of the Ida County Rural Letter Carriers Auxiliary; a member of Senior Citizens, Bridge Club, Women's Club and the Ida County Historical Society. She received the honor of being Queen of Battle Creek at the Battle Creek Quasquicentennial in 1990.
Survivors include three grandchildren and their spouses, Ronald and Marilyn Owen of Bettendorf, Marcia and Junior Menke of Mason City and L. Douglas and Audrey Owen of Clinton; seven great-grandchildren, James Dlouhy of Mason City, Jennifer Owen-Kuhn and her husband, Kevin of Cedar Falls, Laurie and her husband, Matthew Harrison of Bettendorf, and Matthew, Andrew, Megan and Benjamin Owen of Clinton; four step great-grandchildren, Lizabeth and her husband, Tom Petersen and Greg and his wife, Laura Menke, all of Tucson, Ariz., Jodie Kush of Casa Grande, Ariz., and Tim Menke of South Pasadena, Calif.; and two great-great-grandchildren, Alexander Dlouhy of Belmond and Meghan Menke of Tucson, Ariz.

Joseph Dinges
Services were March 15, 2000 for Joseph G. Dinges, 91, of Arthur at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Allan A. Reicks officiated with burial in Wall Lake Cemetery at Wall Lake under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Dinges died March 12 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Dinges was born Dec. 17, 1908, northwest of Odebolt, the son of Joe Sr. and Katherine (Reis) Dinges. He grew up in the Odebolt area and attended St. Martin's Catholic School.
He married Opal Heidenreich in 1936 in St. Martin's Catholic Church. The couple farmed south of Arthur for many years. In the late 1970s, they moved into Arthur. She died in 1992.
He later married Pearl Roll at St. Martin's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife; a stepdaughter and her husband, Ramona and John Harris of Modesto, Calif.; three step grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Frances Vaughan and Ruth Roeder, both of Arthur, Vincent and Vera Miller of Pinehurst, N.C., Florence and Marvin Wunschel of Ida Grove and Don and Marguerite Miller of Odebolt.

Edwin "Brownie" Brown
Services were March 14, 2000 for Edwin H. "Brownie" Brown, 68, of Mapleton at First Christian Church in Onawa. The Rev. Donald R. Ludwick officiated with burial in Spring Hill Cemetery in Moorhead under the direction of Rush Family Chapel in Onawa.
Mr. Brown died March 10 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Brown was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Barney and Ruby (Adams) Brown.
He married Phyllis Archer Aug. 14, 1954, at Onawa. The couple lived on a farm near Moorhead for 16 years. In 1970, they moved to Mapleton where they lived for 23 years. They moved to Sioux City in 1993, and returned to Mapleton in October of 1999.
While in Mapleton he worked for McNear Oil and was an over-the-road truck driver for American Freight, Warren Transport and Hunt Transportation. He also worked for Dial America in Sergeant Bluff and following his retirement he worked for several Sioux City businesses as a security guard.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Onawa, Peter A. Hanson American Legion Post and Elk Lodge 586, AF and AM of Moorhead.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Patricia and James Guernsey of Sergeant Bluff and Debra and Jerry Payne of Ida Grove; three sons, Michael and his wife, Karen Brown of Sioux City, Steven and his wife, Tracy Brown of Chariton and Brian Brown of Sanborn; 18 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Iva Hubbard
Graveside services were March 10, 2000 for Iva L. Hubbard, 102, of Sioux City at Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City. The Rev. Leonard F. Sjogren of Grace United Methodist Church officiated under the direction of Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel.
Mrs. Hubbard died March 7 at Countryside Retirement Home in Sioux City.
Mrs. Hubbard was born Jan. 7, 1898, in Odebolt, the daughter of John H. and Rosella (Rorabaugh) Wagner. While in high school, she moved with her family to Marshall, Minn., and graduated from there. She moved to Sioux City in 1919 and graduated from Sioux City Business College.
She married Marion "Jack" Hubbard Dec. 8, 1920, in Sioux City. He died in 1968.
She worked for Galinsky Brothers Fruit Co. while attending business college, then Buckwalter Realty. She worked at Morningside State Bank for 40 years, where she was in charge of the insurance department for 25 years.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Miriam Circle, Order of Eastern Star Rose Croix Chapter, Sioux City Business and Professional Club, Sioux City Women's Club, American Legion Auxiliary and St. Luke's Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. She was appointed to a national committee to preserve Social Security and Medicare.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Ethel Yarley
Services were March 15, 2000 for Ethel Verlene Bartels Yarley, 72, of Pitts-boro, N.C., formerly of Hampton, S.C., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfax, S.C. Burial was in Law-tonville Cemetery near Estill under the direction of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton, S.C.
Mrs. Yarley died March 10 at her home.
Mrs. Yarley was born April 22, 1927, in Ida Grove, the daughter of Walter and Anna Louise (Wonder) Bartels. She was a retired nurse, having worked at the Veterans Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She had served as an Army nurse during the Korean Conflict.
She had been active with the Guillian Barre Syndrome Support Group (Charleston Chapter) and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfax.
Survivors include her husband, Earle J. Yarley of Pittsboro, N.C.; a son, John Yarley of Franklin, Tenn.; a daughter, Luann Y. Wiggenhorn of Cary, N.C.; four grandchildren, Sara Megan Yarley, Jena Lauren Yarley, Katelyn Anna Wiggenhorn and Amanda Lauven Wiggenhorn; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Henry Wolterman
Funeral services were March 4, 2000 for Henry Al "Hank" Wolterman, 69, of Storm Lake at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Father Brian Danner officiated with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home. Military graveside services were provided by AMVETS Post 66 of Storm Lake.
Mr. Wolterman died March 1 of cancer at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake.
He was born April 17, 1930 in Breda to George and Annie (Stein-kamp) Wolterman.
He graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1949 and served in the Army Reserve from 1951-53 as a paratrooper. He married Mary Tillman on Feb. 14, 1955 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. They lived their entire married life in Storm Lake.
Mr. Wolterman was in the wholesale building products business for 40 years, retiring in 1995. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, AMVETS Post 66 and a volunteer with the Military Honor Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Storm Lake; four children and their families; Lori and Jim McDermott and Allison of Omaha, Neb., Tracy and Dale Anderson, Jacob and John of Harcourt, Jeff and Polly Wolterman, Derek and Conner of Newell, and Sydney and Dave Miller, Cory, Zach and Austin of Storm Lake; two sisters, Merita Reiff of Ida Grove and Roseanne VanBoxtel of San Miguel, Calif; and five sisters-in-law, Conley Wolterman and Ardyce Wolterman of Ida Grove, Lois Wolterman of Parker, Ariz., Roberta Wolterman of Reading, Calif., and Jean Wolterman Mortenson of Cherokee.

Lois Maguire
Services were March 4, 2000 for Lois Maguire, 69, of Ida Grove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald M. Fisch and Monsignor Mark Duchaine officiated with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Ida Grove under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Maguire died March 1 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mrs. Maguire was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Battle Creek, the daughter of Walter and Etta (Fouts) Feddersen. She was raised and educated in Ida Grove.
She married Raymond Maguire Jan. 4, 1950, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. For nearly 20 years, she worked at the Coast-to-Coast Hardware Store in Ida Grove. She then served as head cook for Ida Grove High School. In addition to farming, the couple ran the distributorship for the Sioux City Journal for 12 years. He died in 1994.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She was a 4-H leader for many years and was active at the Ida County Fair.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Jeanette and Frank Drevs of Holstein and Marsha and Jerry Scholl of Sergeant Bluff; four granddaughters, Amanda and Samantha Drevs and Kara and Heather Scholl; a sister and her husband, Arlene and Phillip Hazen of Grand Island, Neb.; and many other relatives.

Betty Annear
Services were March 7, 2000 for Betty Annear, 84, of Ida Grove at First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Marvin Lindley officiated with burial in Old Carrollton Cemetery in Coon Rapids under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Annear died March 1 at her home.
Mrs. Annear was born Dec. 7, 1915, in Henry County, Ill., the daughter of William and Mariette (Wheeler) Porter. The family later lived in Sioux Falls, S.D., Carroll, Coon Rapids and Sioux City.
She married Delos Annear of Glidden Sept. 25, 1931, at Elk Point, S.D. The couple moved to a farm in Carroll County and farmed northwest of Coon Rapids for 45 years. They moved into Coon Rapids in 1976. They wintered in California and spent their summers at their lake home on Lake Winnibigoshish in Minnesota. He died in 1978.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove; a charter member of the Carrollton Community Club, which was formerly the Ladies Aid of the United Brethren Church at Old Carrollton; a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star; and also was a member of several social clubs in Coon Rapids and Ida Grove.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, David and Joy Annear of Ida Grove and Stephen and Ariana Annear of Klamath Falls, Ore.; three daughters, Kae and her husband, Cleo Betts of Elkhart, Ind., Ardeth and her husband, John Story of Tulare, Calif., and Mary Burgess of Klamath Falls, Ore.; 13 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters and their husbands, Grace and Everett Overton of Indianola, Alice and Bruce Annear of Lake Panorama and Ute and Gary Outlaw of Apple Valley, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Victoria "Dora" Olberding
Services were March 4, 2000 for Victoria "Dora" Olberding, 96, of Odebolt at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Allan Reicks officiated with burial in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in Odebolt under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mrs. Olberding died Feb. 29 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Olberding was born April 23, 1903, at Mt. Carmel, the daughter of Joseph and Wilhemina (Kies) Nees. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at Mt. Carmel.
She married Frank Olberding Nov. 28, 1923, in Mt. Carmel. In 1938, the couple moved from Arcadia to a farm near Odebolt. He died in 1955. She continued to live on the farm until moving into Odebolt in 1958. In addition to being a housewife, she also worked at Odebolt Bakery.
She was a member of St. Martin's Catholic Church and the Parish Ladies Society.
Survivors include two sons, Norman Olberding of Odebolt and Vernon and his wife, Sandy Olberding of Spencer; four daughters, Mardelle Bloeger of Sioux Center, Elaine and her husband, Joseph Kennedy of Storm Lake, Marilyn and her husband, Robert Thompson of Cape Coral, Fla., and Sharon Truex of Hayward, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Anna Henkenius of Massena, Sister M. Eloise of LaCrosse, Wis., Mary Daniel of Carroll and Leona Donaldson of New Hope, Minn.; a brother, Leon Nees of Tongonoxia, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.

Erma Arp
Services were March 3, 2000 for Erma Arp, 83, of Galva at St. John Lutheran Church in Galva. The Rev. Bob Alexander officiated with burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Ms. Arp died March 1 at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake.
Ms. Arp was born April 21, 1916, in Galva, the daughter of William and Adeline (Radke) Arp. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Galva. She graduated from Galva High School in 1934. Following her graduation, she became a store clerk in the local grocery store for nearly 45 years.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Galva.
Survivors include a sister and her husband, Sadie and Lester Urskov, and many cousins.

Dorotha Butcher
Services were March 2, 2000 for Dorotha Faye Butcher, 93, of Onawa at Rush Family Chapel in Onawa. The Rev. Donald Ludwick of First Christian Church officiated with burial in Onawa Cemetery.
Mrs. Butcher died Feb. 28 at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting.
Mrs. Butcher was born July 26, 1906, in Jefferson, the daughter of James M. and Ella M. (Skinner) Voiles.
She married Daniel C. Clayton in 1926.
She married Alfred Butcher Dec. 24, 1955, in Onawa. He died in 1972, in Onawa. She was employed with various cafes and did laundry and housekeeping.
She was a member of First Christian Church and Royal Neighbors of America.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Lyle C. and Roberta Clayton of Battle Creek; a daughter and her husband, Elsie G. and Russell Cummins of Onawa; two daughters-in-law, Elsie Clayton Wagner of Moorhead and Suzy Clayton of Roswell, N.M.; 25 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a niece.

Leon Harrison
Services were March 3, 2000 for Leon Farrell Harrison, 69, of Correctionville at Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville. The Rev. Consorcia A. Sanchez officiated with burial in Correctionville Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Correctionville.
Mr. Harrison died Feb. 27 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Harrison was born Dec. 21, 1930, in Correctionville, the son of LeRoy and Ona E. (Godwin) Harrison. He attended Douglas 9 Country School and graduated from Washta High School in 1949.
He married Cheryl Martin Nov. 22, 1953, in Correctionville. He was employed with Madison Motor Co. and Arnburg Motor Co. He owned an auto repair shop and was in partnership with his brother-in-law at the Corner Hardware. He was currently employed with Jensen and Klich Supply Co. of Des Moines.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Correctionville Fire and Rescue, where he was chief for 18 years, Chamber of Commerce and city council.
Survivors include his wife; a brother, Lorn Harrison of Braunfels, Germany; three sisters, Frances Schwaller of Odebolt, Melva and her husband, Virgil Dickman of Coon Rapids and Lorraine and her husband, Marlin Adams of Le Mars; a brother-in-law and his wife, James and Noma Martin of Santa Clara, Calif.; five sisters-in-law and their husbands, LaVonne and Lloyd Todd of Cushing, Sharlotte and Harold Arp of Holstein, Ruthie and Donald Groth of Mesa, Ariz., and Darlene and Eugene Baker and Gloria and Eugene Willems, all of Correctionville; and many nieces and nephews.

Vi Stratton
Services were March 1, 2000 for Vi M. Stratton, 77, of South Sioux City, Neb., at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. The Rev. Trudy Malcom officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon.
Mrs. Stratton died Feb. 28 at a South Sioux City nursing home.
Mrs. Stratton was born April 23, 1922, in Grant Township, the daughter of William C. and Jennie (Loftus) Hammond. She was raised in Sioux City.
She married Boyd Stratton May 23, 1949. The couple lived in Washta before moving to South Sioux City in 1955. He died in 1980 in Sioux City.
She was a seamstress.
Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Gwen and John Thorman of Belen, N.M., and Candy and Dennis Moret and Stormy and Gene Ott, all of Sioux City; a stepson and his wife, Gary and Barb Stratton of Holstein; a stepdaughter and her husband, Carolyn and Mel Frahm of Danbury; her stepmother, Kathryn Chinn of Wall Lake; a brother and his wife, Delmer and Annetta Hammond of Redfield; three stepbrothers and their wives, Norman and Pat Hammond of Wall Lake, Dick and Marty Hammond of Sac City and Tom and Sherrie Hammond of Lake View; two stepsisters, Shirley Hoaglund of Lake View and Bernice and her husband, Don Roth of Odebolt; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Percy Reynolds
Services will be scheduled at a later date for Percy H. Reynolds, 84, of Pine River, Minn., formerly of Sioux City, under the direction of Northland Funeral Home in Pine River.
Mr. Reynolds died Feb. 29 at Whispering Pines Good Samaritan Village in Pine River.
Mr. Reynolds was born Dec. 15, 1915, in Madison, S.D., the son of Frank and Emily (Scribner) Rey-nolds.
He married Gladys Haller July 17, 1937. The couple farmed near Battle Creek. They then moved to Sioux City, where they owned and operated a candy vending business. They moved to Pine River in 1969.
Survivors include his wife; and a daughter, Barbara Reynolds of Shoreview, Minn.

Irene Boeck
Services were Feb. 22, 2000 for Irene Anna Mae Boeck, 69, of Schleswig at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. The Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated with burial in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig.
Mrs. Boeck died Feb. 19 at Immanuel Lutheran Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Mrs. Boeck was born Nov. 14, 1930, in Buck Grove, the daughter of Henry F. and Olga (Weller) Beermann. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. She received her elementary education in a rural school near her home and graduated from Denison Community High School in 1948. After graduation, she worked for Sheriff N.P. Cavett for three years.
She married Gaylord Boeck June 24, 1951, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. After their marriage, the couple settled on a farm in Crawford County. In 1954, the couple moved to a farm in Ida County where they remained until retiring in 1993, when they moved to Schleswig.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School for more than 26 years. She was also a member of Immanuel Ladies Aid, serving in various offices, the Immanuel Fellowship Group and the Schleswig Golf Club.
Survivors include her husband; three sons and their wives, Rev. Alan and Jeynell Boeck of Portage, Wis., Dr. Curtis and Robin Boeck of Omaha, Neb., and Gary and Susan Boeck of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren; three sisters and their husbands, Alma and Clarence Denkel of Denison, Dorothy and Lyle "Shorty" Christoffersen of Audubon and Lorena and Mervin Fink of Denison; two brothers, Walter Beermann and Harold and his wife, Joan Beermann, all of Denison; a sister-in-law, Carmen Beermann of Denison; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Anna Petersen
Services were Feb. 24, 2000 for Anna E. Petersen, 83, of Ida Grove at Church of God in Ida Grove. Dr. Herbert Johnson officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Petersen died Feb. 19 at her home.
Mrs. Petersen was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Graves) Cross. She was baptized in the Methodist faith. She grew up in rural Ida Grove and graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1934. She received her Normal Training and taught country school in the Ida Grove area for several years.
She married Ray Petersen Jan. 6, 1937, in Ida Grove. The couple farmed in the Galva area for many years, retiring to Ida Grove in 1973. The couple celebrated 50 years of marriage before his death in March of 1987.
Survivors include four sons, Raymond and his wife, Petersen of Phoenix, Ariz., Loren and his wife, Barb Petersen of Cushing, Harold Petersen of Ida Grove, and Marvin and his wife, Vickie Petersen of Galva; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Gary Amunson of Soldier; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister and her husband, Helen and Bill Cedarholm of Omaha, Neb.; and three brothers and their wives, Leonard and Jeanette Mollak, George and Dorothy Mollak and Richard and Pat Mollak, all of Omaha, Neb.

LaDonna Forney
Services were Feb. 25, 2000 for LaDonna K. Forney, 85, 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.
Mrs. Forney died Feb. 22 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Forney was born April 13, 1914, in Ida Grove, the daughter of Louis E. and Sadie (Vickery) Fobes. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1932.
She married Arlo W. Forney Oct. 4, 1934. The couple made their home in Ida Grove. She worked as a legal secretary for Arthur L. Johnson for a time, and later worked as a teller for Ida County State Bank for more than 20 years. He died in 1977.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday School superintendent and was active in Ladies Aid.
Survivors include a son and his wife, David and Denielle Forney of Ida Grove; three grandchildren, Riannon, Candace and Devon; and a nephew, Lee Forney of Amarillo, Texas.

Ray Smith
Services were Feb. 26, 2000 for Raymond C. "Ray" Smith, 76, of Ida Grove at First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Marvin Lindley officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the di-rection of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Smith died Feb. 23 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Smith was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Anthon, the son of Carl and Florence (Coon) Smith. He grew up and received his education in the Anthon area.
He married Lois Short Nov. 6, 1952, in Anthon. He was employed as a welder for Simonsen's Manu-facturing in Quimby, and later for Midwest Industries in Ida Grove. He retired in 1986, due to health prob-lems.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Steve Smith of Cherokee and Kerry Smith of Ida Grove; two daughters and their husbands, Deb and Mickey Reitz of Ida Grove and Sandy and Leon Venteicher of Danbury; nine grandchildren, Lexie, Nikki and Megan Smith, Laci and Codi Reitz and Trudy, Terry, Tami and Taylor Venteicher; and two sisters, Dorothy Lage of Marcus and Evelyn and her husband, Charles Fortner of Brazil, Ind.

Marjeane Savidge
Services were Feb. 25, 2000 for Marjeane Savidge of Danville, Penn. at Danville.
Mrs. Savidge died Feb. 22 at Danville Hospital in Danville, Penn.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Savidge of Danville; two sons, John Savidge and Edward and his wife, Tracy Savidge, all of Danville; a grandson; a brother and his wife, Duane and Hazel Drake of Odebolt; a sister, Dawn Kashner; and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Drake.

Phalista "Flip" Stephen
Services were Feb. 25, 2000 for Phalista A. "Flip" Stephen, 88, of Cherokee, formerly of Sioux City, at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. The Rev. Gregg Johnson of First Church of Christ officiated with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City.
Mr. Stephen died Feb. 21 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Stephen was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Belle Plaine, the son of Allen and Adeline (Chawn) Stephen.
He married Lucille Eicharft Oct. 30, 1932, in Marshalltown.
He married Vivian R. Husted Feb. 4, 1960, in South Sioux City, Neb.
He had lived in Laurel, Neb., and Ida Grove, where the couple owned and operated Flip and Viv Tavern. They moved to Sioux City, where he worked as a taxi driver with Yellow Cab for many years. They moved to Cherokee 11 years ago.
He was a member of the Eagles Club.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Janet and William Needham of Omaha, Neb., and Joanne and Wallace Marx of Sioux City; a son and his wife, Harlan and Marg Husted of Maple Grove, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Shirley Prochello of Hinton; 12 grandchildren, William and Steven Needham, Lori Furlong, Penny Laferriere, Michael Stephen, David, Thomas, Jennifer, Suzanne, Craig and Kevin Marx, and Theresa Johnson; four step grandchildren, Kenny, Jason, Lisa and Sheryl; 14 great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Oliver of South Sioux City, Neb.

Emma Schmidt
Services were Feb. 26, 2000 for Emma Katherine Schmidt, 83, of Anthon at United Methodist Church in Anthon. The Rev. Kent Kastler officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon.
Mrs. Schmidt died Feb. 22 at Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville.
Mrs. Schmidt was born Sept. 6, 1916, in Morgan Township, Wood-bury County, the daughter of Law-rence Martin and Fannie Louise (Clausen) Hansen.
She married William Frederick Schmidt May 19, 1932, in Anthon. He died in 1946.
She worked as a cook with Anthon-Oto School system for 27 years, retiring in 1982. She entered Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in November 1999.
She was a member of United Methodist Church and American Legion Auxiliary McNiff Unit 389. She volunteered with the American Legion Auxiliary poppy fund-raiser.
Survivors include four sons and their wives, Norman and Leona Schmidt of Danbury, Darwin and Betty Schmidt of Early, Kenneth and Betty Schmidt of Battle Creek and Darrell and Marge Schmidt of Anthon; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grand-children; a brother and his wife, Tom and Sylvia Hansen of Hinton; five sisters, Margaret Callamore of Tacoma, Wash., Thressia and her husband, Art Klein of Moville, Rose Lillie of Correc-tionville, and Dorothy Nelson and Darlene Jen-sen, both of Anthon; a brother-in-law, Chris Schmidt of Rainier, Ore.; and a sister-in-law, Edna Bush of Rainier.

Julia Rettenmaier
Services were Feb. 26, 2000 for Julia A. Rettenmaier, 86, of Breda at St. Bernard Church in Breda. The Revs. James Smithland and Gerald Rettenmaier officiated with burial in St. Bernard Cemetery under the direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll.
Mrs. Rettenmaier died Feb. 23 at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.
Survivors include a son, Gerald Rettenmaier of Omaha, Neb.; three daughters, Karen and her husband, John Scharfenkamp and Linda Rettenmaier, all of Carroll, and Betty Rettenmaier of Sioux City; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five sisters, Anna Henkenius of Massena, Dora Olberding of Ode-bolt, Sister M. Eloise, F.S.P.A., of LaCrosse, Wis., Mary Daniel of Carroll and Leona Donal-son of New Hope, Minn.; and a brother, Leon Nees of Tongonxie, Kan.

Edmund "Spike" Going
Edmund A. "Spike" Going, 95, of Lyons, Neb., died Feb. 18, 2000 at Pender Community Hospital in Pender, Neb.
Mr. Going was born May 20, 1904, on the family farm near Lyons, Neb., the son of William A. and Mathilda (Zanders) Going. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Lyons. He attended District No. 71 School through the eighth grade.
He married Anna Marie Nelson Feb. 7, 1930, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, Neb. The couple moved to the Nelson family farm, where they lived until moving into Lyons in March of 1965. While living in Lyons, he held various jobs. She died in 1983. He moved to IHS in February 1994.
He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where he held many offices in the organizations of the church.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Leland and Bonita Going of Lyons, Neb.; a daughter and her husband, Karen and Doyle Brown of Ida Grove; four grandchildren, Jeff, Anita, Kimberly and Kevin; six great-grandchildren, Lyndsay, Aaron, Seth, Addisen, Dalton and Parker; a brother, Walter Going of Lake Placid, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Esther Butler of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Albert Yohnke
Services were Feb. 16, 2000 for Albert Gustave Yohnke, 80, of Wall Lake at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake. The Rev. Leo Riesberg officiated with burial in Wall Lake Cemetery, with military honors conducted by Chalon American Legion Post No. 262 of Wall Lake, under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Wall Lake.
Mr. Yohnke died Feb. 12 at Twilight Acres Nursing Home in Wall Lake.
Mr. Yohnke was born May 26, 1919, in Sac County, the son of Gust and Mary (Drilling) Yohnke. He attended rural school and Wall Lake School. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 and was discharged in 1945.
He married Wilma Faye Carpenter Nov. 18, 1946, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake. The couple lived in the Lake View and Wall Lake areas, and he farmed from 1946 to 1962. He then worked at National Oats popcorn plant in Wall Lake, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wall Lake and the Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include three sons, Warren Yohnke of Wall Lake, David and his wife, Peggy Yohnke of Wall Lake and Fred and his wife, Jean Yohnke of Ida Grove; five daughters and their husbands, Virginia and Richard Marx of Azle, Texas, Eileen and Merle Halter of North Platte, Neb., Janet and Larry Mueller of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mary Beth and Tom Fastje of Des Moines, and Suzanne and Guy Ro-mero of Riverton, Wyo.; 17 grand-children; seven great-grand-children; and a sister, Helena Boeckman of Wall Lake.

Frances Rohwedder
Services will be March 1, 2000 at 1:30 p.m. for Frances Rohwedder, 87, of Nevada at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with the Rev. Myron Herzberg officiating. Services will be at 11 a.m. March 2 at United Methodist Church in Ida Grove, with the Rev. Marvin Lindley officiating, under the direction of Bacon Funeral Home in Nevada.
Mrs. Rohwedder died Feb. 25 at Rolling Green Village in Nevada.
Mrs. Rohwedder was born Sept. 27, 1912, in Holstein, the daughter of Chris and Lydia (Will) Wilcke.
She married Archie Rohwedder Sept. 1, 1937, in Ida Grove. The couple farmed in Ida Grove for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1973 and moving to Nevada in 1993.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ida Grove.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Betty Peters of Nevada; three grandchildren, Gary and Tammy Gardner of Nevada, Gwen and Tom Rein of Colleyville, Texas and Gail Peppmeier of Des Moines; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marie Schultz, Phyllis Christie and Bonnie Spotts, all of Battle Creek, and Isabelle Plagge of Fremont, Neb.; and four brothers, Harlan Wilcke of Ida Grove, Floyd Wilcke and Wendell Wilcke, both of Battle Creek, and Walter Wilcke of Texas.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice of charities.

Harriet Gehrts
Services were Feb. 28, 2000 for Harriet Elaine Gehrts, 66, 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. Gehrts died Feb. 25 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Gehrts was born June 20, 1933, in Holstein, the daughter of Harry Herman A. and Milda (Schlinz) Boock. She attended country school in Galva and graduated from Galva High School in 1951.
She married Eugene M. Gehrts Oct. 5, 1962, at United Methodist Church in Holstein. The couple farmed north of Holstein. She also worked in the Holstein Food Locker and did housekeeping.
She was a member of United Methodist Church and the church circle.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Betty and Duane Nippert of Correctionville; two sons, Bruce Boock and his fiancee Kathie Dorale of Anthon and Myron and his wife, Dawn Gehrts of Aurelia; 10 grandchildren, Eric and his wife, Tammy Boock, Ryan Nippert, Aaron Nippert, Kelly Boock, Ashley Gehrts, Angela Nippert, Adam Gehrts, Justin Nippert, Melanie Gehrts and Amber Gehrts; one great-grandchild, Tyler Boock; two sisters, Delores Hoaglund of Holstein and Bernett and her husband, Glen Indorf, of Galva; a sister-in-law, Janis Boock of Holstein; a former daughter-in-law, Yvonne McFarland of Jewel; and many other relatives.

Burroughs Conover
Services were Feb. 26, 2000 for Burroughs Eldon Conover, 80, of Royal, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. The Rev. Paul Hansen officiated with burial in North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Spencer under the direction of Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Mr. Conover died Feb. 22 as the re-sult of an auto accident, south of Spencer.
Mr. Conover was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Holstein, the son of Claude and Tracy (Paulson) Conover. He received his education in Holstein and graduated from Holstein High School. He attended Iowa State University in Ames.
He married Marjorie Miller Nov. 10, 1941, in Elk Point, S.D. Following their marriage, the couple lived in several rural communities including Burbank, Calif., before moving back to Iowa and settling on a farm near Dickens. She died in 1991.
He joined the Army Oct. 23, 1943, and was in World War II in the Normandy Campaign, Northern France, Germany and Air Offensive in Europe. He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon with four Battle Stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three Clusters and the Unit Citation. He was honorably discharged Oct. 11, 1945.
After serving in the Army, he farmed in the area for many years and was also a cattle buyer where he owned a sale barn in Spencer and operated North Y Auction.
He married Sandra Quist July 25, 1992 in Spencer. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Royal. While living in Royal, he was a member of the Clay County Cattle Producers and a strong supporter of AA and attended meetings in northwest Iowa. He had also been a 4-H leader.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Marilyn Green of Des Moines; a granddaughter, Shannon Green of Des Moines; a sister and her husband, Marie and Virgil Johnson of Spencer; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Erma Meyerdirk
Services were Feb. 22, 2000 for Erma Wilcox Meyerdirk, 85, of Milford at Milford Baptist Church in Milford. The Rev. Dave Nee officiated with burial in Lonetree Cemetery in Everly.
Mrs. Meyerdirk died Feb. 18 at Northshire Residence in Spencer.
Mrs. Meyerdirk was born Dec. 28, 1914, in Galva, the daughter of Floyd and Mattie (Thomas) Martin. She was raised and educated in Ida Grove.
She married Everett J. Wilcox Nov. 15, 1933. The couple made their home in Ida Grove, where she worked at a cafe.
She married Jesse Meyerdirk March 13, 1954. The couple made their home in Everly. Upon selling their home in Everly, the couple traveled around the country in their camper for 15 years, until moving to Milford.
She was a member of Milford Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Lois and Herman Sorensen of Odebolt and Pearl and Norman Schultz of Battle Creek; a son and his wife, James and Lynda Wilcox of Everly; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Bev and Ken Schultz of Seneca, Miss., and Gladys and Pete Migis of Wagner, Okla.; a stepson and his wife, Glen and Pat Meyerdirk of Lake Park; a daughter-in-law, Norma Meyerdirk; a son-in-law, Bob Schwaller of Odebolt; three sisters, Shirley Simon of Milford, Arlene and her husband, Rusty Ehrig of Meriden, and Helen and her husband, Walt Wilcke of Denison, Texas; 20 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

James R. Waldemar
Services were Feb. 16, 2000 for James Roger Waldemar, 62, of Odebolt at First Baptist Church in Kiron. The Revs. Wayne Fritzinger and Charles Batschelet and Steve Fahs officiated with burial in Kiron Cemetery, with military honors provided by American Le-gion Post 383 of Kiron with graveside military honors conducted by Ameri-can Legion Roose Post 313 of Odebolt, under the direction of Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.
Mr. Waldemar died Feb. 13 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Waldemar was born Oct. 22, 1937, on a farm near Deloit, the son of Clarence and Myrtle Julia (Clauson) Waldemar. He was raised on the farm and received his early education in rural schools. He attended the Deloit High School for two years before graduating from Odebolt High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-60.
He married Elfrieda Feddersen Nov. 28, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Following his discharge from the Air Force, the couple made their home on the farm at Deloit. They farmed at Deloit for 32 years. He also was employed for various firms as a truck driver for 12 years. He retired in 1991, due to failing health, and moved to Odebolt.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kiron.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Tami and her husband, Brian Batschelet of Spencer, Shelly Waldemar of Carter Lake and her friend, Darryl of Odebolt, and Colby Waldemar and special friends Tina and Marcus of Sioux City; five grandchildren, Ethan and Caleb Batschelet of Spencer and Ashley, Curtis and Tyler Waldemar of Sioux City; a sister and her husband, Ramona and Dennis Loch-miller of West Des Moines; two brothers and their wives, Low-ell and Marilyn Waldemar of Hespe-ria, Calif., and Larry and Sandy Walde-mar of Denison; and nieces, neph-ews and other relatives.

Dorothy Quirk
Services were Feb. 18, 2000 for Dorothy B. Quirk, 80, of Odebolt at the Evangelical Free Church in Arthur. The Rev. Robert Lundberg officiated with burial in the Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mrs. Quirk died Feb. 15 at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake.
Mrs. Quirk was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Arthur, the daughter of William and Eva (Mason) Riley. She grew up and received her education in Arthur.
She married Eldred Skaren Nov. 15, 1935, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He died in 1970.
She married Eugene Quirk Aug. 23, 1973 in Sioux Falls, S.D. He died in 1990.
She worked as a waitress at the Tip-Top Cafe in Ida Grove for many years.
Survivors include five children and their spouses, Ardis and Jim Brownlee of Sioux City, Joyce and John McDonough of Early, Eldred Dennis and Martha Skaren of San Angelo, Texas, Colleen Johnson of Storm Lake and Edward and Marilyn Skaren of Arthur; three step-children and their spouses, Steve and Kay Quirk of Alta, Valerie and Ed Carlberg and Lydia Quirk, all of Phoenix, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred Kuehl of Ida Grove; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Alma Stanton
Services were Feb. 19, 2000 for Alma Louise Stanton, 93, of Storm Lake at Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Rev. Duane Queen officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Stanton died Feb. 15 at Pleasant View Home in Albert City.
Mrs. Stanton was born Jan. 24, 1907, in Ida County, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Schmidt) Schau. She attended Battle Creek schools. She trained in California to become a beautician and later worked as an instructor at a beauty school in Sioux City.
She married Herman Peterson in Battle Creek. He preceded her in death. She later married Harold Stanton of Storm Lake.
Survivors include her husband; two stepdaughters, Wilma "Babe" Boseck of California, and Shirley and her husband, Bill Spidell of Dallas; two grandchildren, Mike and Scott Spidell; two sisters, Lillian Johnson and Dora Peterson, both of Battle Creek; and two brothers, Pete Schau and Louis and his wife, Vernett Schau, all of Battle Creek.


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