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Mary Esther McDonough
Services were Feb. 19, 2000 for Mary Esther McDonough, 87, of Schaller at the First Presbyterian Church in Schaller. Burial was in Cook Center Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Schaller.
Mrs. McDonough died Feb. 16 at Odebolt Nursing and Rehab Center in Odebolt.
Mrs. McDonough was born June 12, 1912, on a farm northwest of Schaller, the daughter of William and Anne E. (Robinson) Currie. She was baptized and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Schaller. She graduated from Schaller High School in 1929. She attended Teachers College in Cedar Falls for two years, receiving her teaching certificate in 1931. She taught in a country school in Buena Vista County for one year and two years in Sloan.
She married Howard McDonough June 12, 1934, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They lived in Eden Township one year, then moved to a farm in Cook Township, where they lived until they retired in 1981. He preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Garden Club and an active member in the United Presbyterian Women organization.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Judy and Frank Haggard of Estes Park, Colo.; two sons, Charles McDonough and Jeff and his wife, Cindy McDonough, all of Odebolt; a daughter-in-law, Barbara McDonough of Humboldt; nine grandchildren, Todd McDonough, Kent McDonough, Ethan Haggard, Frederick Haggard, Colin McDonough, Eron McDonough, Kylie McDonough, Dustin McDonough and Holly McDonough; five great-grandchildren, Megan, Mitchell, Molly, Maria and Marin McDonough; a brother, Malcom Currie; two brothers-in-law, Clyde McDonough and LaDon McDonough; and four sisters-in-law, Inez McDonough, Ruth Ann McDonough, Lois and Doris Currie McBride.

Loren Parks
Services were Feb. 21, 2000 for Loren Francis Parks, 84, of Moville at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville. Monsignor Roger J. Augustine officiated with burial in Arlington Township Cemetery under the direction of Christy-Smith McCulloch Chapel in Moville.
Mr. Parks died Feb. 17 at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City.
Mr. Parks was born Dec. 22, 1915, in Sioux City, the son of Joseph W. and Helen (Hardy) Parks. He was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Trinity Heights High School in 1934.
He married Lucille Jerine Ruring April 15, 1937, in Leeds. The couple farmed in the Leeds area until 1942, when they moved to a farm in the Moville area.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and a local saddle club.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Colleen and Gene Knop of Ida Grove and Shella and Patrick Rooney of Sioux City; two sons and their wives, Jerry and Jeannie Parks of Bucklin, Mo., and Donald and Ollie Parks of Moville; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Leona Nelson
Services were Feb. 22, 2000 for Leona L. Nelson, 85, of Denison at Denison Baptist Church in Denison. The Rev. Art Anderson officiated with burial in Kiron Cemetery in Kiron under the direction of Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.
Mrs. Nelson died Feb. 19 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Mrs. Nelson was born Nov. 4, 1914, on a farm in Hanover Township, Crawford County, the daughter of Emil and Christina (Danielsen) Jepsen. She was raised in Crawford County and received her education in Denison, graduating from high school in 1932. She taught in rural schools from 1933-41. In 1953, she returned to teaching and taught fourth grade in Denison for 23 years, retiring in 1977. She went on to receive, with honors, her bachelor of science degree in education, from Drake University in August of 1969.
She married Milton H. Nelson April 13, 1941, in Denison. From 1941 until 1949, the couple farmed and made their home on two different farms in Stockholm Township. In January of 1949, they moved to Denison where she was a homemaker and housewife. He preceded her in death by 10 days.
She was baptized in Blackhawk Lake in Lake View. She taught Sunday School for more than 30 years and served as Sunday School superintendent for many years. She was active in women's missionary groups, Vacation Bible School and served as church clerk, treasurer and deaconess.
She was a member of the Iowa State Education Association, Iowa Retired Teachers, Denison Christian Women's Club, Crawford County Historical Society and the Hospital Auxiliary. She also authored one book, "As the Twig is Bent."
Survivors include three sons and their wives, Duane and Dot Nelson of Papillion, Neb., Steven and Susan Nelson of Fayetteville, Ark., and Lance and Sandy Nelson of Denison; a daughter, Linda Burlingham of Plainsboro, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; a brother and his wife, Irwin and Patricia Jepsen of Shingle Springs, Calif.; a sister and her husband, Fredda and John Presnell of Des Moines; a sister-in-law, Irene Jepsen of Harlingen, Texas; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Marvin "Mike" Stock
Mike Stock, a founder of Iowa Beef Packers (IBP) and a member of IBP's Board of Directors for 20 years, died Feb. 12 at Stewart Me-morial Community Hospital in Lake City.
Services were Feb. 15, 2000 for Marvin "Mike" August Stock, 85, of Odebolt at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Albert Buelow officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Stock was born March 8, 1914, at Wall Lake, the son of William and Emma (Hanke) Stock. He was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. He attended rural elementary school and graduated from Odebolt High School in 1932. He became employed by the Adams Ranch as family chauffeur.
He married Margaret Brodersen March 8, 1935, at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. She died in 1995.
He operated a D-X service station in Denison from 1935-36. He farmed seven miles southeast of Odebolt until 1965. In 1957, he helped organize the Crawford County Pork Plant. In 1961, he was one of the original founders of IBP, Inc. and served on IBP's Board of Directors from 1961-81. He also worked as a cattle buyer for IBP for 13 years.
He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake and later at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odebolt. He was a 4-H leader for 25 years and served 12 years on the Odebolt School Board, acting as president during the Odebolt-Arthur reorganization. He organized the Odebolt Ambulance Commission and had served on the Odebolt Rotary Club.
He and his wife established the Stock Scholarship for Odebolt-Arthur seniors and student scholarships at Concordia University in Seward, Neb. He supported Concordia University at St. Paul, Minn., and Eternal Life Lutheran Church in Hong Kong.
Wearing his trademark bib overalls, Stock judged beef competitions at local and regional events for many years.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Jean and Elmer Prescott of Rockwell City; a son and his wife, Bill and Janette Stock of Minnestrista, Minn.; six grand-children, Kelly and her husband, Max Fischbach of Carroll, Kent and his wife, Diane Prescott of Wa-verly, Jay and his wife, Tami Prescott of Urbandale, Randy Stock of Mt. View, Calif., Susan and her husband, Ted Dankle of Min-netonka, Minn., and Bradley and his wife, Cindy Stock of Orlando, Fla.; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Ona Lee Jacobsen
Services were Feb. 14, 2000 for Ona Lee M. Jacobsen, 77, 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. Jacobsen died Feb. 9 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz.
Mrs. Jacobsen was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Clay County, the daughter of Harold and Lucille (Franker) McCaffery. As a young child, she moved to Ida Grove. She graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1940. She then attended business college in Sioux City. She was employed 20 years as secretary for the Draft Board and later worked several years for Soldier's Relief.
She married Harold "Tubby" Jacobsen Jan. 17, 1946, in Sioux City.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was also a member of the American Cancer Society, serving as secretary for 20 years.
Survivors include her husband; her mother, Lucille McCaffery of Spencer; a daughter and her husband, Sue Ann and Greg DeGroff of Perry, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Heather and her husband, David Evans, and Rachel and Joshua DeGroff; a sister, Arvilla Nepper of Spencer; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Dorothy Krull
Services will be Feb. 17, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. for Dorothy Ann Sophia Krull, 84, of Holstein at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein. The Rev. Curtis Benson will officiate with burial in Holstein Cemetery in Holstein under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mrs. Krull died Feb. 14 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mrs. Krull was born Feb. 14, 1916 in Holstein, the daughter of Louie and Louise (Will) Goettsch. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. She attended local school and graduated from Holstein High School.
She married William Krull Dec. 29, 1938 in Sioux City. He died in 1999.
She was a past member of some bridge clubs.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and Gerald Bloch of Slayton, Minn., and Linnae and Richard Scheffel of Maynard; three grandchildren, Laurie and her husband, Jon Clauson, Michael Bloch and Robert Scheffel; a sister, Delores Witt of Holstein; a brother and his wife, LaVern and Ona Mae Goettsch of Holstein; and many nieces and nephews.

Lucille Taylor
Memorial services were Feb. 15, 2000 for Lucille Gloria Taylor, 76, of Sioux City at Larkin Northside Funeral Home in Sioux City. Dr. Louis E. Lotz of Morningside Reformed Church officiated. The body was cremated.
Mrs. Taylor died Feb. 12 at Embassy Rehab and Care Center in Sergeant Bluff.
Mrs. Taylor was born March 15, 1923, in Ida Grove, the daughter of Frank J. and Dagmar Hedwig (Han-sen) Carpenter.
She owned and operated the Scandia Tap Club in Sioux City for many years. She owned and operated an upholstering company for 15 years in Le Mars.
She was a Protestant and was a member and past president of the Le Mars Eagles Club.
Survivors include a son, Charles Ferguson of Tacoma, Wash.; two daughter, Dona O'Neil of Olympia, Wash., and Corinne and her husband, Richard Kober of Sergeant Bluff; a brother, Earnest Carpenter of Houston; a sister, Francis Petit of Holstein; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mary Munster
Services were Feb. 11, 2000 for Mary M. Munster, 88, of Battle Creek at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Benjamin Ray officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Munster died Feb. 6 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Munster was born Dec. 15, 1911, in Battle Creek, the daughter of Christian and Caroline (Sandberg) Hummelgard. She was raised in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1929.
She married Harvey Munster June 19, 1930, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple made their home in Battle Creek, where they owned and operated Standard Oil Station until 1964. They later retired and moved to Arnolds Park, where they lived until his death in 1970. She returned to Battle Creek and worked at the group home. She also drove patients to and from their doctor's appointments and other activities. She entered Willow Dale Care Center in 1986.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Marlys and Raymond Mitzner of Lakewood, Wash., and Audrey and Keith Farris of Columbus, Ga.; a son and his wife, Marlin and Hilda Munster of Mabelton, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Rev. Emil Zmijewski
Services were Feb. 10, 2000 for Rev. Emil R. Zmijewski, 82, of Odebolt at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Hilmer J. Hafner officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Rev. Zmijewski died Feb. 7 at Eventide Lutheran Home for the Aged in Denison.
Rev. Zmijewski was born March 9, 1917, in Russia. He lived in Poland and Germany before moving to the United States in the early 1960s. He was a Lutheran minister in Poland and Germany. After coming to the United States, he continued his studies for the ministry and served the Faith Lutheran Church in Deloit and St. John's Lutheran Church in Stockholm Township, rural Kiron.
Survivors include his wife of Odebolt; two daughters and a son, all living in West Germany; a granddaughter; and a sister in Germany.

Joyce Bolles
Services were Feb. 12, 2000 for Joyce P. Bolles, 68, of Sioux City at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel. The Rev. David Morris of Wesley United Methodist Church officiated with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City.
Mrs. Bolles died Feb. 10 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mrs. Bolles was born Feb. 25, 1931, in Anthon, the daughter of Walter and Viola (Dicus) Short. She attended school and graduated from Correctionville.
She married Clyde H. Bolles Sept. 19, 1950, in Holstein. The couple moved to Sioux City from Hinton in 1959. She was employed with St. Joseph's Hospital and Marian Health Center for 33 years as a nurse's assistant and mental health technician. She retired in 1993.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and active in S.A.L.T. She was a previous member of Heart Mothers Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Michael H. and his wife, Toni Bolles of Springhill, Kan., Curtis E. and his wife, Michaelle Bolles of Sioux City and Kenneth C. Bolles of Olathe, Kan.; a daughter, Linda L. Lukken of Sioux City; five grandchildren, Aaron Dean and Amy Lynn Lukken and Eric Alana, Brian Scott and Dylan Marie Bolles; six sisters, Alice Van Laningham of Sioux City, Francis E. Short of Lake Elsinore, Calif., Doris Rasmussen of Bronson, Lois Smith of Ida Grove, Delores Vest of Orange City and Virginia Seitzinger of Smithland; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials, in her name, may be directed to Arthritis Foundation and Kidney Foundation.

Frieda Elam
Services were Feb. 10, 2000 for Frieda C. Elam, 84, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Holstein and Correctionville, at Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home in Council Bluffs. The Rev. Howard Pruitt of Church of God of Prophecy officiated with burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Elam died Feb. 7 at Immanuel Health Systems-South in Council Bluffs.
Mrs. Elam was born in Holstein and graduated from Correctionville High School in 1933. She had been a resident of Council Bluffs since 1943.
She married Ronald Elam, who died in 1978.
She attended Church of God of Prophecy.
Survivors include three sons, Melvin L. and his wife, Joni Elam of Shell Knob, Mo., Clayton G. Elam of Council Bluffs and Roger L. Elam of Harlan; two daughters, Velda J. Scott and Bev and her husband, Steve Griffis, all of Council Bluffs; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Henrietta Kroll of Sioux City; and nieces and nephews.

Albert Whitenack
Services were Feb. 15, 2000 for Albert W. Whitenack, 80, of Schleswig at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Burial was in Morgan Cemetery under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig.
Mr. Whitenack died Feb. 13 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.

Milton Nelson
Services were Feb. 12, 2000 for Milton H. Nelson, 90, of Denison at Denison Baptist Church in Denison. The Rev. Art Anderson officiated with burial in Kiron Cemetery in Kiron under the direction of Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.
Mr. Nelson died Feb. 9 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.
Mr. Nelson was born July 18, 1909, on a farm in Otter Creek Township, near Kiron, the son of Nels Gustaf and Emily (Monson) Nelson. He was raised on the farm and received his education in the Kiron vicinity. Following his education, he farmed with his father.
He married Leona Louise Jepsen April 13, 1941, in Denison. The couple farmed on two different farms in Stockholm Township from 1941 to 1949. In January 1949, they moved to Denison where he was employed at Denison Dairy until 1961. He was then employed at the Dr. Pepper plant and Petersen Manufacturing for a few years. In 1965, he became a custodian at the Denison Community Schools, retiring in 1975.
He was a member of the Denison Baptist Church, where he had served as deacon, trustee, usher and Sunday School secretary. He was honored as Deacon Emeritus.
Mr. Nelson and his sisters, Ellen and Myrtle, formed the Nelson Trio, singing for many occasions. He also sang with a male chorus when he was younger.
Survivors include his wife; three sons and their wives, Duane and Dot Nelson of Papillion, Neb., Steven and Susan Nelson of Fayetteville, Ark., and Lance and Sandy Nelson of Denison; a daughter, Linda Burlingham of Plainsboro, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Coy Robinson
Services were Feb. 12, 2000 for Coy J. Robinson, five-month-old son of Jamie Robinson and Sarah Renfer of Le Mars, at Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley. The Rev. Larry Fett of Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars officiated.
Coy died unexpectedly Feb. 9 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Coy was born Aug. 11, 1999, in Sioux City.
Survivors include his parents; paternal grandparents, Dave and Deb Robinson of Kingsley; maternal grandmother, Mary Renfer of Ryan; paternal great-grandmothers, Betty Dickman of Kingsley and Dorothy Robinson of Remsen; paternal great-great-grandmother, Katherine Dickman of Holstein; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ryan Ortman
Services were Jan. 24, 2000 for Ryan David Ortman, two-month-old son of Dave and Kay (Witt-meier) Ortman of Worthing, S.D., at Dindot-Klusmann Chapel in Lennox, S.D. The Rev. DeAnn Eidem officiated with burial in Tyndall Cemetery in Tyndall, S.D.
Ryan died unexpectedly while taking a nap on Jan. 21.
Ryan was born Nov. 3, 1999, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. He lived with his family in Worthing, S.D. His father was a former Battle Creek resident.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Andrew; grandparents, Peggy Lindquist of Battle Creek, LeRoy and Nancy Ortman of Bella Vista, Ark., and Ken and Norma Wittmeier of Tyndall, S.D.; a great-grandmother, Clara Bittner of Menno, S.D.; and other relatives.

Kenneth Bruene
Kenneth W. Bruene, 84, of Battle Creek died Feb. 2, 2000. No services are planned with arrangements under the direction of Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel in Sioux City.
Mr. Bruene was born July 23, 1915, on a farm near Cushing, the son of Rudolph and Minnie Elizabeth (Kabish) Bruene. He graduated from Cushing High School.
He married Norma Wesellink Feb. 19, 1949, in Sioux City. The couple farmed in rural Correctionville for many years. She died in 1990. He entered Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek in August 1997.
He was a member of Cushing Lutheran Church, Hillside Church of Christ, National Farm Organization and served on Producers Livestock Board in Sioux City.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Janet and Roland Loehr of Rockport, Texas; a sister, Ruth Goodburn of Cushing; two grandchildren, Christopher Loehr and Calleus Orr; and a brother-in-law, Roger Wesellink of Sioux City.

Harold Kallin
Services were Feb. 5, 2000 for Harold V. Kallin, 80, 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.
Mr. Kallin died Feb. 2 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Kallin was born Oct. 25, 1919, in Bedford, the son of Victor and Rella (Fulton) Kallin. He grew up and received his education in Ida Grove, graduating from Ida Grove High School in 1937. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and also devoted 37 years to the Army National Guard, retiring as a colonel.
He married Mary Louise Lamoureux Sept. 24, 1942, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix. The couple made their home in Ida Grove, where he owned and operated Ida Grove Granite Company, continuing in the family business that originated with his father and grandfather. Over the years, he also was a bus driver for the Battle Creek-Ida Grove School District and was a driver for GOMACO. In recent years, he was a salesman for Carlyle Monument Company.
He served on the Ida Grove School Board for nine years.
Survivors include his wife; five sons, Victor and his wife, Connie Kallin, of Bonita Springs, Fla., Francis Kallin and his special friend, Susie Hicks, of Davenport, John and his wife, Kathy Kallin, of Ida Grove, Gerald and his wife, Pat Kallin, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Thomas and his wife, Eileen Kallin, of Estero, Fla.; six daughters, Mary Jean and her husband, Dennis Johnson, and Elizabeth "Betty" and her husband, John Baker, all of Fort Myers, Fla., Eileen and her husband, Dennis Cegla, of Walworth, N.Y., Rose Marie Kallin of Colorado Springs, Colo., Margaret and her husband, Joe Lemek, of Sioux City and Jane and her husband, Bruce Otto, of Storm Lake; 27 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister and her husband, Rose and Herb Wellendorf of Schleswig.

Julius "Jack" Hanks
Services were Feb. 5, 2000 for Julius "Jack" Hanks, 91, of Battle Creek at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. Dr. Herbert Johnson officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Mr. Hanks died Feb. 2 at his home.
Mr. Hanks was born Nov. 29, 1908, in Corydon, the son of James Riley and Emma Etta (Rogers) Hanks. He was raised and educated in the Ida Grove area.
He married Gertrude Caroline Jacobsen Jan. 15, 1930. He was employed in heavy road construction, as a shipbuilder, welder, farmer, night policeman and at the landfill. He also mowed lawns, cleared snow and tilled gardens.
He was a member of Battle Creek Senior Citizens.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth and his wife, Phyllis Hanks of Rapid City, S.D., and Phillip Hanks of New Braunfels, Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Witter of Battle Creek and Darlene and her husband, Earl Zoch of Arthur; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Walter Rohde
Services were Feb. 3, 2000 for Walter Henry "Bud" Rohde, 94, of Mapleton at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton. The Rev. Scott Fiege officiated with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton.
Mr. Rohde died Jan. 31 at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton.
Mr. Rohde was born July 22, 1905, in Mapleton, the son of Claus and Maggie (Ragis) Rohde. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He had lived in the Mapleton area his entire life, except for one and a half years when he lived in Sioux City and Storm Lake.
He married Alma Hesse Oct. 31, 1932, in Mapleton. He was employed at the Golden Rule Store for six years, then did livestock trucking from 1945-46. In 1946, he bought McVicker Produce, renaming it Bud's Produce, which the couple operated until 1964. He then worked in trucking, hauling gravel, until retiring in 1978. She died in 1981.
He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Phyllis and Dale Rotnicke of Mapleton; a son and his wife, Leonard and Jane Rohde of Sheldon; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

Jimmy Regennitter
Services were Feb. 3, 2000 for Jimmy Regennitter, 63, of Sioux City, formerly of Holstein, at the United Methodist Church in Holstein. The Rev. Judith A. Piper officiated with burial in Holstein Ceme-tery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Regennitter died Jan. 31 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mr. Regennitter was born May 10, 1936, in Washta, the son of Albert John and Mae (Coon) Regennitter. He was raised and educated in Washta. He served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include seven children, Mike Regennitter, Marion Linden, Jeffrey and his wife, Denise Regennitter, Brian and his wife, Shawn Regennitter, and Rodney and his wife, Traci Regennitter, all of Holstein, Jimmy Dean and his wife, Jacqueline Regennitter of Storm Lake and Ardythe and her husband, Kenneth Blair of Harlan; and 18 grandchildren, Zachary, Derek, Kiley, Cody, Anne, Ami, Angel, Abra, Quentin, Jennifer, Jeremy, Andrea, Mark, Justin, Tanner, Caleb, Shantel and Kelby.
Also, 12 brothers and sisters, Maurice and his wife, Opal Regennitter of Quimby, Albert Jr. and his wife, Maryann Regennitter of Pacifica, Calif., Beverly and her husband, Kenneth Green of New Sharon, Mary Kurtz of Quimby, Annabelle and her husband, LeRoy Paulsen of Washta, Vernon and his wife, Karen Regennitter of Ritzville, Wash., Doris Meyer of Washta, Beth and her husband, Bob Nelson of Tabor, Dean and his wife, Vicky Regennitter of Aurelia, Kenny and his wife, Elsie Regennitter of Atalissa, Glen and his wife, Rosine Regennitter of Oxford Junction and Kenneth and his wife, Elsie Hollingshead of California.

Farrell Edwards
Services were Feb. 8, 2000 for Farrell Edmond Edwards, 79, of Ida Grove, formerly of Correctionville, at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. John Schauer officiated with burial in Correctionville Cemetery.
Mr. Edwards died Feb. 6 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Mr. Edwards was born June 11, 1920, the son of John Henry and Julie (Livermore) Edwards. He grew up and received his education in the Correctionville area, then served in the United States Army during World War II. Following the war, he returned to the Correctionville area where he operated a maintainer for Woodbury County.
He married Mildred Jean Weathers Aug. 27, 1949 at Elk Point, S.D. The couple built the Valley Drive-In, which they owned and operated for many years. He also operated a maintainer for the Iowa State Highway Commission. The couple retired to Storm Lake, and in 1992, moved to Ida Grove.
Survivors include four children and their spouses, Gary and Cheryl Roberts Waldman of Cushing, Eva Mae and Dr. Harlan C. Weber of Omaha, Neb., Linda and Verdell Buss of Ida Grove and Randy and Joanne Edwards of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ida Mae Zimmerman of Atlantic.

Wayne Lenz
Services were Feb. 7, 2000 for Wayne R. Lenz, 76, of Holstein at the United Methodist Church in Holstein. Burial was in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Lenz died Feb. 3 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.

Richard "Rich" Bond
Services were Feb. 3, 2000 for Richard J. "Rich" Bond, 53, of Evansdale at St. John's Catholic Church in Waterloo. Burial was in Garden of Memories in Waterloo, with military rites conducted by Waterloo AMVETS post 19 and Evansdale AMVETS Post 31 under the direction of Parrott and Wood Family Funeral Care in Waterloo.
Mr. Bond died Jan. 30 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Mr. Bond was born June 23, 1946, in Ida Grove, the son of Cletus and Inez (Patterson) Bond. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.
He married Kathy A. Wehner Sept. 3, 1971, in Ida Grove. He was employed as an electrician at John Deere for 22 years.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Matthew Bond of Hawkeye and Ryan Bond of San Angelo, Texas; two daughters, Kara Bond of Waterloo and Renea Otis of Ames; two grandchildren; his father of Ida Grove; a brother, Gaylen Bond of Milford; and a sister, Carol Aulner of Hastings, Neb.
Memorials may be directed to the family.

Ardith Shirk
Memorial services were Jan. 8, 2000 for Ardith Ann Shirk, 71, of Phoenix, Ariz., at Gethsémane Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Ariz. The Rev. John Krueger officiated. Her body is in the care of the Anatomical Cancer Foundation.
Mrs. Shirk died Dec. 28 at her home.
Mrs. Shirk was born June 8, 1928, the daughter of Ernest and Helga (Andersen) Sievers. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church. She graduated from Newell Consolidated School. She attended Buena Vista College and Drake University majoring in biology.
She married James Shirk June 8, 1951 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Newell. The couple lived in Newell until 1969, when they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. She was employed at Gethsémane Lutheran School, where she was in charge of all the medical records. She also helped her husband with his insurance and investment business. She had been in Mesa Lutheran Hospital and Sun Bridge Nursing Home.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Kelli and her husband, Steve Turner of Chandler, Ariz., and Essie "Leslie" Shirk of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sons, Bart Shirk of Phoenix, Ariz., and Paul Shirk of Apache Junction, Ariz.; four grandsons; and three sisters-in-law, Harriette and her husband, Chris Laursen of Newell, Betty and her husband, Ray Raasch of Odebolt and Virginia Wellendorf of Ida Grove.
Correspondence can be sent to J.E. Shirk, 13023 South 44th Way, Phoenix, Ariz., 85044.

Mark Ellis
Private graveside services were Jan. 20, 2000 for Mark T. Ellis, 40, of San Diego, Calif., formerly of Sioux City, at Riverside National Memorial Cemetery for Veterans.
Mr. Ellis died Jan. 10 at the San Diego Veterans Administration Hospital in San Diego, Calif.
Mr. Ellis was born Aug. 10, 1959, in Sioux City, the son of Donald and Evelyn (Hildebrandt) Ellis. He attended Immaculate Conception School and Heelan High School. In 1976, he attended Job Corps, where he earned his GED and a trade in welding. In 1977, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany.
Survivors include a sister and her husband, Colleen and Robert Ebner; two brothers and their wives, Richard and Judy Ellis of Pipestone, Minn., and Michael and Kelley Ellis of Holstein; and many nieces and nephews.

Gladys Scott
Services were Feb. 5, 2000 for Gladys Mae Scott, 86, of Danbury at Danbury United Methodist Church. The Rev. Glen Hoots III officiated with burial in Liston Township Cemetery in Danbury under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Danbury.
Mrs. Scott died Feb. 1 in Mapleton.
Mrs. Scott was born March 10, 1913, near Oto, the daughter of Craft L. and Mae (Hennings) Kirkpatrick. She graduated from Oto High School in 1930. She received her normal training from Morningside College in Sioux City and taught country school for four years.
She married J. Edwin "Buzz" Scott. The couple farmed east of Danbury all their lives, until retiring in 1976 and moving into town. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1984. He died in 1989.
She was a member of Danbury United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday School superintendent and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, where she served as past Matron and in 1968 served as Grand Representative to Washington State. She was also a member of the Friendly Neighbors Sewing Club and Danbury Women's Club.
She was named Rural Homemaker of the Year in the early 1970s. In 1976, she served on the Ida County Extension Council.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Donna and Keith Zediker of Mapleton; two sons and their wives, Roger and Nancy Scott of Louisville, Neb., and Darrell and Lin Scott of Danbury; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Opal Schau
Opal Mable Schau, 87, of Lake View died Feb. 6, 2000 at her home. No formal services are planned. Arrangements were under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Lake View.
Mrs. Schau was born July 30, 1912, in Correctionville, the daughter of Percy C. and Ione Waggoner Sellman of Battle Creek. She graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1932.
She married William A. Schau June 25, 1934 in Battle Creek. The couple lived in Sioux City where he worked for Wilson Trailer. In 1941, they moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where he was employed at the Navy Defense Plant during World War II. In 1945, they moved to Battle Creek where he had his own radiator shop for 28 years. He died in 1969.
Survivors include her son, Dennis Schau of Lake View; two grandsons; two great-grandsons; a sister-in-law, Loraine Beyer of Holstein; and several nieces and neph-ews.

Mary Munster
Services will be Feb. 11, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. for Mary M. Munster, 88, of Battle Creek at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
She died Feb. 6 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.

Garnet Claussen
Services were Feb. 9, 2000 for Garnet D. Claussen, 90, of Remsen, formerly of Sioux City, at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel in Sioux City. The Rev. Marvin Mueller, chaplain at Sunrise Nursing Home, officiated with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Claussen died Feb. 5 at a Remsen nursing home.
Mrs. Claussen was born Oct. 28, 1909, in Ida Grove, the daughter of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina (Bielenberg) Aldag. She attended school in Schleswig.
She married Roy Janssen Oct. 3, 1926, in Sioux City. She then married Alvin Claussen March 24, 1951, in Elk Point, S.D.
She had lived on a farm near Anthon. She had also lived in Moville before moving to Sioux City.
She was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Eugene and Eunicve Janssen of Moville and Richard and Melva Janssen of Kingsley; a daughter and her husband, Janice and Jerry Barthole of Kingsley; a sister and her husband, Cleora and LeRoy Carstens of Ida Grove; 15 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.

Donald Price
Services were Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, 1:30 p.m. for Donald C. Price, 64, of Ida Grove at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. John Schauer and Rev. Michael Saylor officiated with burial in the Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home.
Mr. Price died Jan. 31 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
He was born Sept. 13, 1935 in Mapleton to Claude and Lorraine Melby Price. He was raised in Mapleton and Sioux City, graduating in 1953 from East High School in Sioux City. He was married to Marilyn Zenor; the couple later divorced.
In 1981, his career in retail brought him to Ida Grove where he was employed as manager of Pamida. On May 26, 1984 he married Kristy Martin Harter at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. They purchased the Celebrations with Hallmark store in Ida Grove in 1988. He also drove school bus for the Battle Creek-Ida Grove School District the past 10 years.
Mr. Price served several years in the United States Naval Reserves. He enjoyed bowling and golf.
Survivors include his wife, Kristy; his mother, Lorraine Price of Dunlap; three children, Kirk Price of Chicago, Ill., Todd Price and his special friend Beverly Guinn of Yukon, Okla., and Kim Jones and husband Austin of Grinnell; three step-children, Kevin Harter of New York City, N.Y., Craig Harter and wife Sara of Chicago, Ill., and Jill Schulke of Cedar Crest, N.M.; five grandchildren, Kyle and Kirby Price, and Alyson, Kelsey and Miranda Jones; two step-grandchildren, Arana Schulke, and Olivia Harter.

Wilbert Thomsen
Services were Jan. 29, 2000 for Wilbert F. "Tubby" Thomsen, 76, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Holstein, at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel in Wichita. Burial was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Thomsen died Jan. 25 at Via Christi-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.

Leonard Koetz
Memorial inurnment services were Jan. 28, 2000 for Leonard G. Koetz, 84, of Philomath, Ore., formerly of Odebolt, at Alsea Cemetery. The Rev. Gilbert Strom officiated with military rites provided by the U.S. Navy and American Legion Post 10 under the direction of DeMoss-Durdan Garden Chapel in Corvallis, Ore.
Mr. Koetz died Jan. 25 at his home.
Mr. Koetz was born April 13, 1915, in Odebolt, the son of George and Edith (Salmon) Koetz. He attended schools in the Odebolt area. He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps as a young man in the 1930s.
He married Josephine Hare Aug. 1, 1940, in South Sioux City, Neb. He worked as a mechanic in Odebolt until he moved his family to Cor-vallis, Ore. in 1942. He helped in the construction of the U.S. Army's Camp Adair north of Corvallis, and Oregon State University's Gill Coliseum.
He joined the Navy in January 1945 and served on the aircraft carrier USS Siboney.
He later moved his family to Lobster Valley, west of Corvallis in the Coast Range, where he farmed and worked at the Five Rivers Lumber Mill. He purchased the ARCO service station in Alsea in 1969, operating it until 1973. The next year he moved to Philomath where he worked for Willamette Industries until retiring in 1977.
He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 10.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mary Van Andel of Albany, Ore., and Linda Townsend of Lebanon, Ore.; three sons, James Koetz and Ronald Koetz, both of Philomath, and Mike Koetz of Alsea; a sister, Opal Tortora of Corvallis; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Benton Hospice Service, Inc., in care of DeMoss-Durdan Chapel, 815 NW Buchanan, Corvallis, Ore. 97330.

Phyllis Greer
Private services were Jan. 9, 2000 for Phyllis Greer, 74, of La Mesa, Calif.
Mrs. Greer died Jan. 5 at La Mesa.
Mrs. Greer was born Feb. 26, 1925, near Arthur, the daughter of John A. and Lesetta (Miller) Hemer. She graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1942.
She married Dick Greer Dec. 25, 1952. The couple had three children. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband; two sons and their wives, Steve and Jill Greer of Lemon Grove, Calif., and CSM Jeffrey and Jenny Greer of West Point, N.Y.; a daughter, Barbara Greer of Lemon Grove, Calif.; a sister, Dolores Schreiber of Battle Creek; and five grandchildren.

Michelle Kirk
Services were Jan. 22, 2000 for Michelle Lynn Kirk, 35, of Atlantic, formerly of Carroll, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. The Rev. Lawrence Burns officiated under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.
Mrs. Kirk died Jan. 19 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Mrs. Kirk was born May 11, 1964, at Denison, the daughter of John Lee and Marlene (Schrad) Blevins. She was baptized in the Catholic faith. She attended St. Lawrence Grade School and graduated from Carroll Kuemper High School in 1983.
She married Lloyd Lee Kirk Jr. Dec. 9, 1993 at Denison. She was a homemaker and lived in Denison prior to moving to Atlantic.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Larry Blevins of Atlantic; a daughter, Amanda Blevins of Atlantic; a son, Christopher Kirk of Atlantic; her mother and her husband, Marlene and Dick O'Tool of Lake View; her father, John Blevins of Ida Grove; four brothers and their wives, Scott and Nancy Blevins of Ida Grove, Brian and Holly Blevins of Olathe, Kan., and Todd and Dixie Blevins and Michael and Darla Blevins, all of Atlantic; and two grandmothers, Clara Schrad of Marshalltown and Helen Blevins of San Antio, Texas.

Jeanne Rizk
Services were Feb. 1, 2000 for Jeanne B. Rizk, 79, of Sioux City at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sioux City. The Rev. Douglas Klein officiated with burial in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Rizk died Jan. 28 at Sunrise Manor Retirement Community in Sioux City.
Mrs. Rizk was born Jan. 2, 1921, in Burr Oak, the daughter of Charles and Veneta (Counsel) Beckner. She grew up in Clear Lake and graduated from Clear Lake High School. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in dietetics. She was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority.
She married Joseph E. Rizk Jan. 28, 1943, in Clear Lake. The couple lived in San Francisco, Calif. and Schenectady, N.Y. They came to Sioux City in 1946, where they went into the family business, Inter State Oil Company, later known as Inter State Auto Supply.
She had also worked for Massachusetts General Hospital, planning all patient meals, and for Stanford University Hospital.
She was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Confraternity, Birthright of Sioux City and past president of St. Joseph Auxiliary. She was also a founding member and past president of PEO Chapter LD.
Survivors include her husband; three sons, Robert C. Rizk of Santa Paula, Calif., Thomas J. and his wife, Janet Rizk of Carpinteria, Calif., and Dr. William and his wife, Pam Rizk of Sioux City; three daughters, Susan Haggar of Omaha, Neb., Joanie and her husband, Patrick Kuehl of Sioux City, and Julie Jennerjahn of Taos, N.M.; a sister and her husband, Becky and Frank "Rusty" Flores of Ida Grove; 15 grandchildren; and 21 nieces and nephews.

Ervin Lichtenberg
Services were Jan. 21, 2000 for Ervin Lichtenberg, 81, of Arthur at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, with a military flag presentation by American Legion McNamara-Moore Post No. 61, under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Inurnment will held at a later date.
Mr. Lichtenberg died Jan. 18 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Lichtenberg was born Aug. 12, 1918, near Hanover, the son of Henry and Annie (Getzmier) Lich-tenberg. He attended rural schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He married Alvina Werkmeister April 30, 1947, in Schaller. The couple made their home in Arthur. He was employed with Godbersen-Smith Construction Co. in Ida Grove for 46 years, retiring in October 1996.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jim and his wife, Judy Lichtenberg, Jerome and his wife, Becky Lichtenberg, and Monte Lichtenberg, all of Ida Grove; three daughters, Sharon Bennigsdorf, Audrey and her husband, Rick Wonder, and Cindy and her husband, Dale Hinrickson, all of Ida Grove; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Lichtenberg of Schaller; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elsie Rice
Services were Jan. 20, 2000 for Elsie Louise Rice, 88, of Holstein, at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. The Revs. Curtis Benson and Victor Raemaker officiated with burial in Holstein Cemetery.
Mrs. Rice died Jan. 17 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Rice was born Aug. 5, 1911, in Holstein, the daughter of Ernest and Sophie (Schacht) Rolfs. She attended country school in the Holstein area.
She married Roland Rice Jan. 30, 1935, in Holstein. The couple farmed near Holstein until his death. In 1973, they were honored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture for farming the land for more than 50 years. She remained on the farm until entering Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek in August 1999.
Survivors include two daughters, Darlene and her husband, Dean Roggensees, of Storm Lake, and Luann Rice of Sioux City; a sister, Dorothy Freese of Holstein; two grandchildren, David and Duane Mueggenberg; and two great-grandchildren.

Alvie Henrichsen
Services were Jan. 19, 2000 for Alvie Alfred Henrichsen, 79, of Galva at St. John Lutheran Church in Galva. The Rev. Bob Alexander officiated with burial in Galva Township East Cemetery in Galva under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Henrichsen died Jan. 17 at Holstein Good Samaritan Center.
Mr. Henrichsen was born Feb. 21, 1920, in Cushing, the son of Carsten and Gesena (Janssen) Henrichsen. He attended school in Cushing through the eighth grade.
He married Elsie Koeppen Jan. 23, 1949, in Ute. He farmed in the Galva area his entire life.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Galva.
Survivors include two sons, Clayton and his wife, Judy Henrichsen, of Spencer, and Randy Hen-richsen of Flagtown, N.J.; two daughters and their husbands, Kathy and Doug Fulghum of Gilbert, Ariz., and Peggy and Charles Bur-gell of Ponca City, Okla.; five grandchildren, Lesley, Alina, Nicole, Brandon and Kyle; one great-granddaughter, Hailey; a brother and his wife, Albert and Evelyn Henrichsen of Cushing; a brother-in-law, Herbert Koeppen of Mapleton; four sisters-in-law, Pearl Henrichsen of Holstein, Hilda Henrichsen of Galva, Frances Koeppen of Mapleton and Marie and her husband, Lester Miller, of Moses Lake, Wash.; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Lance Dublinske
Memorial services were Jan. 19, 2000 for Lance Jason Dublinske, 48, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Odebolt, at Church on the Move in Tulsa, Okla., under the direction of Moore Memory Chapel in Tulsa.
Mr. Dublinske died Jan. 16 in Tulsa.

Earl Ebert
Services were Jan. 20, 2000 for Earl R. Ebert, 81, of Washta at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. The Rev. Don Meyer officiated with burial in Galva Lutheran Cemetery in Galva under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Mr. Ebert died Jan. 16 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Ebert was born Dec. 17, 1918, near Galva, the son of Herman and Minnie (Siebert) Ebert. He graduated from Galva-Schaller High School in 1935. He farmed near Washta for 46 years.
He was previously a 4-H leader for the Cavaliers and a member of the Saddle Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Janane Ebert of Denver, Colo.; two sons and their wives, Jerry and Lynn Ebert and Eugene and Dawn Ebert, all of Washta; a sister, Dorothy Ebert of Omaha, Neb.; nine grandchildren, Deborah Kadera, Denise Revis, Jerad, Josh, Justin, Adam and Noah Ebert and Kendra and Kevin Ebert; and two great-grandchildren.

Jacqlyn Lindgren
Services were Jan. 21, 2000 for Jacqlyn I. Lindgren, 54, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Sioux City, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux City. The Rev. John W. Meyer officiated with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel.
Mrs. Lindgren died Jan. 19 at her daughter's home in Council Bluffs.
Mrs. Lindgren was born March 27, 1945, in Sioux City, the daughter of Jack E. and Irene (Lester) Reddick. She was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Riverside High School in 1963. She was employed as a cook at Plaza Bowl for 25 years.
She moved to Dakota City in 1973 and to Correctionville in 1987. She moved to Council Bluffs in March 1999.
She was a member of Iowa Foresters Association and was a Siouxland bowler for more than 30 years.
Survivors include her mother of Des Plaines, Ill.; four daughters, Charlee and her husband, Terry Broker of Council Bluffs, Michele and her husband, Chip Molstad, of Sioux City, Rebecca and her husband, Jason Byers, of Washta, and Jill Lindgren of Holstein; two sons, Rodney and his wife, Stefani Lindgren, of Moville and John Lindgren of Fort Dodge; a sister and her husband, Eugenia and Jerry Kellogg of Des Plaines, Ill.; and 13 grandchildren, Jennifer, Cody, Ashlee, Abby, Joseph, Kaysi, Sarah, Allie, Devon, Leigh, Austin, Robby and Ryan.

Jane Williams
Services were Dec. 28, 1999 for Jane Ellen Williams, 57, of Solvang, Calif., at Old Mission Santa Ynes Catholic Church. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Loper Funeral Home.
Ms. Williams died Dec. 21 at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital in Solvang.
Ms. Williams was born Dec. 3, 1942, at the Ida Grove Hospital, the youngest daughter of Wion E. and Florence M. (Kennaley) Speaker. She attended school at Cook Township #4 in Sac County and graduated from Schaller High School in 1961. She moved to Des Moines and worked as a customer service representative for both the telephone company and Iowa Power and Light.
She married James Williams of Des Moines in 1967. She started a career in banking with United Federal Savings and Loan advancing to branch manager and loan officer.
In 1978 she moved to Los Angeles, Calif., and continued her career in banking there and in Santa Barbara, Calif. In 1991 she retired and moved to Solvang.
Survivors include a sister, Barbara Svenson of Roseville, Calif.; three brothers, Jerry Speaker of Apple Valley, Calif., Richard Speaker of Nevis, Minn., and Mark Speaker of Sedalia, Mo.; and many other relatives.

Laura Newman
Services were Jan. 22, 2000 for Laura Esther Newman, 101, of Anthon at Church of Christ in Anthon. The Rev. Keith Hair officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon.
Mrs. Newman died Jan. 19 at Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville.
Mrs. Newman was born May 31, 1898, near Castana, the daughter of Albert and Bobbie Ann (McCall) Crum. She lived in the Castana, Rodney and Mapleton area.
She married Oath Newman Sept. 9, 1913, in Onawa. The couple moved to the Anthon area in 1934.
She was a member of Church of Christ, Rebekah Lodge and American Legion Auxiliary McNiff Unit 389 of Anthon.
Survivors include two daughters-in-law, May Newman of Anthon, and Pauline Newman of Correctionville; 18 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Herbert Hunt
Services were Jan. 23, 2000 for Herbert E. Hunt, 70, of Valley, Ala., formerly of Ida County, at Shawmut First Baptist Church in Valley. Burial was in Johnson Memorial Gardens under the direction of Johnson Brown Service Funeral Home in Valley.
Mr. Hunt died Jan. 20 in Valley.

Margene Burgoyne
Services were Jan. 26, 2000 for Margene C. Burgoyne, 77, of Morgan Hill, Calif., at Gilroy Presbyterian Church in Gilroy, Calif.
Mrs. Burgoyne died Jan. 23.
Mrs. Burgoyne was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Ida Grove. She graduated from Ida Grove High School. She has been a resident of Morgan Hill, Calif. for 26 years and was employed at Live Oak High School from 1973-86.
She was a member of Flower Lovers Club of Morgan Hill, Women in Touch and was a former dancer with the Fabulous Flappers.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Burgoyne; a daughter, Leah Dowry of Gilroy, Calif.; a son, Douglas Burgoyne of Los Angeles, Calif.; a niece, Denise Burgoyne; a nephew, Michael Burgoyne; and three grandchildren, Mariette, Sarah and Kyle.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

Florence Petersen
Memorial services were Jan. 15, 2000 for Florence F. Petersen, 90, of Ida Grove at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Inurnment was in the Ida Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Petersen died Dec. 16, 1999 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
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 the Church of God in 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.

Robert Goodman
Services were Jan. 15, 2000 for Robert Dean Goodman, 71, of Battle Creek at First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Benjamin Ray officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Mr. Goodman died Jan. 11 at his home.
Mr. Goodman was born May 11, 1928, in Anthon, the son of Oscar C. and Ella (Petersen) Goodman. He grew up and received his early education in Anthon, graduating from Anthon High School. He served in the U.S. Navy as an air corp control tower operator for four years during the Korean Conflict. He returned to the Battle Creek area where he farmed.
He married Marjorie Ellen (Shever) Lund Feb. 14, 1956, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple continued to farm until 1978, when they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. He worked in the real estate business there until 1981, when they retired to Battle Creek.
Survivors include his wife; three sons and their wives, Dennis and Angela Goodman of Arthur, Jeri and Mary Ellen "Boots" Goodman of Battle Creek, and Randall and Sheryl Goodman of Ida Grove; six grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ben Goodman of Phoenix, Ariz., Paul and his wife, Darlyne Goodman of Norfolk, Neb., and Conrad Goodman of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a sister, Marjorie Jansen of Sioux City.

Bill Oberreuter
Services were Jan. 15, 2000 for Keith William "Bill" Oberreuter, 58, of Ida Grove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald M. Fisch officiated with burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Ida Grove under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Oberreuter died Jan. 11 at his home.
Mr. Oberreuter was born Nov. 18, 1941, in Danbury, the son of Joseph Adam and Anna Loretta (Dirksen) Oberreuter. He grew up and received his education in Danbury, graduating from Danbury Catholic High School. He raised cattle and farmed with his brother Irvin, north of Danbury, for many years.
He married Betty (Nading) Maguire Aug. 11, 1978 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife; his mother, Anna Oberreuter of Danbury; three step-children, Michael and his wife, Cheryl Maguire of Bow, N.H., Jean Volkmann of Ida Grove and Mark Maguire of Ida Grove; four step-grandchildren, Crystal, Michael John and Heather Maguire and Becky Volkmann; two brothers and their wives, Irvin and Elleen Oberreuter of Danbury and Leon and Joanne Oberreuter of Ridgefield, Wash.; five sisters and their husbands, Kay and Clem Wessling Jr. of Danbury, Joann and John Allmon of Crescent, Nancy and Richard BeJune of Northridge, Calif., Connie and Bob Barrett of Sioux City and Janet and Michael Kellum of Cedar Falls; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A. W. "Tony" Jacoby
Services were Jan. 18, 2000 for Anthony William "Tony" Jacoby, 67, of Mapleton at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton. The Rev. Edmund Tiedeman officiated with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton.
Mr. Jacoby died Jan. 14 at Burgess Memorial Hospital in On-awa.
Mr. Jacoby was born Feb. 24, 1932, in rural Mapleton, the son of Henry and Catherine (Flammang) Jacoby. He grew up and was educated in the Mapleton area.
He worked as a laborer for various area farmers.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton.
Survivors include five sisters, Beatrice McCall of Soldier, Isabele Steel of Ida Grove, Kathleen James and Mary Warner, both of Sioux City, and Teresa and her husband, Robert Dimiig, of Danbury; and several nieces and nephews.

Terry Schmidt
Services were Jan. 17, 2000 for Lorene Terry Schmidt, 72, of Schaller at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Schaller. The Rev. Albert Buelow officiated with burial in Schaller Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Schaller.
Mrs. Schmidt died Jan. 13 at her home.
Mrs. Schmidt was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Holstein, the daughter of Clifford and Ella (Schade) Terry. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Holstein High School.
She married Donald Schmidt May 26, 1946, in Holstein. The couple later made their home in Schaller.
Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Linda and her husband, Warren Ehrp, Lana Schmidt and Connie Urban, all of Schaller, Penny and her husband, Dave Sullivan, of Omaha, Neb., and Billie McGehee and her special friend, Michael Langan, of California; a son, Wayne Schmidt and his special friend, Nancy Wines of Arkansas; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Verlene Walker of Schaller.

Peter "Pete" Olbertz
Services were Jan. 18, 2000 for Peter Jack "Pete" Olbertz, 74, of Storm Lake at Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Rev. Clair Boes officiated with burial in Galva Township Cemetery in Galva.
Mr. Olbertz died Jan. 15 at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia.
Mr. Olbertz was born Sept. 13, 1925, in Early, the son of Peter A. and Margaret (Dadt) Olbertz. He served with the Seabees in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
He married Joyce Crawford March 15, 1946, at Ida Grove. The couple moved to Storm Lake in 1954.
He worked as a welder for Iowa Electric Light and Power Company.
Survivors include his wife and a daughter, Jill Olbertz of Atlanta, Ga.

Elmarie Smithson
Memorial services were Jan. 19, 2000 for Elmarie Smithson, 79, of Denison, formerly of Kiron, at Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison. The Rev. Wayne Fritzinger officiated with private interment in Kiron Cemetery in Kiron.
Mrs. Smithson died Jan. 14 at the Denison Care Center in Denison.
Mrs. Smithson was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Kiron, the daughter of John Elmer and Maria Albertina (Seestrom) Hoaglund. She was raised at Kiron and graduated from the Kiron High School. Following her education she was employed as a secretary with the Civil Service in Des Moines.
She married Warren Rother Smithson July 27, 1957, in Omaha, Neb. The couple made their home in Des Moines where he was manager of Veterans Memorial Auditorium. In 1974, they retired to Kiron. He died in 1985. She continued to reside in Kiron until moving to the Denison Care Center July 26, 1986.
She was a member of the Kiron American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include a brother, John Hoaglund of Charles Town, W.Va.; two stepdaughters, Patricia Hancher and Donna Moreay; step grandchildren; a brother-in-law and his wife, Lyle and Polly Smithson of Des Moines; and other relatives.

Peter Baker
Services were Jan. 8, 2000 for Peter Donald Baker, 74, of Ida Grove at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove. The Revs. Roslyn Gunnink and Ron Johnson officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Baker died Jan. 5 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Baker was born Aug. 22, 1925, in Doon, the son of John and Martha (Van Leeuwen) Baker. He grew up in the Hospers area graduating from Hospers High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army for four years, then re-turned to Hospers where he worked in the trucking business with his father.
He married JoAnne McVicker June 21, 1948, in Sheldon. The couple made their home in Ida Grove in 1952. He joined the Iowa State Patrol in 1951, where he worked for 17 years. He then owned and operated Baker Sand and Gravel in Ida Grove until 1973, then farmed and for five years was a deputy sheriff in Ida Grove. He retired in 1988.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove where he had served as trustee, Sunday School superintendent and teacher, elder and as head usher for funerals.
Survivors include his wife; four sons and their wives, John and Elizabeth Baker of Fort Myers, Fla., Richard and JoAnn Baker of Pocahontas, Tyler and Debra Baker of Atlantic and Thomas and Pam Baker of Spring, Texas; two daughters, Lue Ella Baker of Manning and Mari and her husband, Bruce Bell, of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Harold and Joyce Baker of Maurice; two sisters and their husbands, Marcella and Stan Kroese of Sioux Center and Alvina and Al Van Roekel of Park Rapids, Minn.; and an aunt, Nellie Noble of Rock Valley.

Cora Ludwig
Services were Jan. 7, 2000 for Cora Grace Ludwig, 80, of Battle Creek at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. The Rev. Daniel Torkelson officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Battle Creek under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Ms. Ludwig died Jan. 3 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Ms. Ludwig was born Nov. 6, 1919, in Maple Township, Battle Creek, the daughter of Berthold and Josephine (Muller) Ludwig. She was a lifelong resident of the Battle Creek area.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek and also enjoyed her friends at Battle Creek Senior Citizens.
Survivors include two siblings, Frances Ludwig and Noel Ludwig, both of Battle Creek; and many nieces and nephews.

Lucy Jahncke
Services were Jan. 6, 2000 for Lucy Glee Jahncke, 84, of Battle Creek, formerly of Webster City, at First Baptist Church in Webster City. The Rev. Bill Kem officiated with burial in Graceland Cemetery in Webster City under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Jahncke died Jan. 2 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Jahncke was born July 27, 1915, in Webster City, the daughter of George and Chlista (Willson) Wilson. She graduated from Lincoln High School.
She married Vernie Jahncke June 6, 1940, in Webster City, where the couple made their home and lived their entire married life. Over the years she was employed at the Webster City Greenhouse, Hart-Carter, and at Hamilton County Hospital.
She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church and also belonged to the Garden Club.
Survivors include a sister and her husband, Liz and Jim Rice of Battle Creek; and many nieces and neph-ews.

Darlene Anderson
Graveside services were Jan. 7, 2000 for Darlene Bloyer Anderson, 72, of Schaller at Schaller Cemetery. The Rev. Carol Gailey of Early officiated under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Schaller.
Mrs. Anderson died Jan. 4 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mrs. Anderson was born Aug. 29, 1927, the daughter of George and Grace (Luce) Kroeger.
She was employed as a custodian at Schaller-Crestland School for many years. Her husband, Vaughn, died in 1984.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas of Castana, Steven and his wife, Coleen of Roscoe, Ill., and Larry and his wife, Jullie of Schaller; a daughter and her husband, Katherine and Steve Koetters of Sioux City; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emma Claus of Hornick, Gene Carstensen of Arthur, and Shirley Riggles of Colorado; and a brother and his wife, Ray and Barbara Kroeger of Oregon.

Charlotte Bloom
Services were Jan. 8, 2000 for Charlotte E. Bloom, 90, of Hawarden at the United Methodist Church in Hawarden. The Rev. Dean Shelly officiated with burial in Galva Township Cemetery in Galva under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.
Mrs. Bloom died Jan. 4 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.
Mrs. Bloom was born Sept. 22, 1909, in Galva, the daughter of William I. and Mabel (Davis) Jacques. She attended Morningside College in Sioux City and graduated from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake.
She married Lyle McDiarmid in March 1933. The couple lived in Storm Lake, Early and Galva. He died in 1957.
She married Howard Bloom Aug. 7, 1965, in Storm Lake. The couple made their home in Ames and Des Moines before moving to Hawarden in July 1982. He died in 1992.
She taught school for 42 years in many cities including, Galva, Des Moines and Ames.
She was a past president of Ha-warden Hospital Auxiliary and Des Moines Retired Teachers Asso-ciation. She was active in the United Methodist Church, politics and community affairs. She enjoyed teaching piano lessons and was a member of Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Robert and Colleen McDiarmid of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter and her husband, Janet and Lyle Thompson of Hawarden; a sister and her husband, Dorothy and George Krohn of Storm Lake; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and neph-ews.

Vern "Whitey" Boerner
Services were Jan. 8, 2000 for Vern L. "Whitey" Boerner, 95, of Odebolt at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Al Milligan officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Boerner died Jan. 6 at Loring Care Center in Sac City.
Mr. Boerner was born Nov. 5, 1904, on a farm southwest of Odebolt in Levey Township, the son of John and Lena (Roth) Boerner. He received his education through the eighth grade at a country school in Levey Township. He was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt.
He married Alice Waggoner of Odebolt Dec. 7, 1941 in Marshall, Minn. The couple farmed the Kessler farm northwest of Odebolt from the time of their marriage until Dec. 7, 1941. They farmed the Rafferty farm northwest of Odebolt from 1941 until December of 1947. In 1945, he bought into the International Harvester dealership, Cowlham and Roth Implement in Odebolt. The name of the business was changed to Boerner and Roth Implement.
The couple had a farm sale Jan. 8, 1945 and moved into Ode-bolt where they lived in rental property until 1965 when they pur-chased his mother's home. In 1956, he sold his part of Boerner and Roth Implement to Vern Roth. He then went to work, driving a tank wagon for Eddie Wolterman at Wolterman Oil. Several years later, drove tank wagon for Almer Noyd at Noyd Oil, until his retirement.
As a young man, Boerner played softball. He continued this until he was about 35 years old. From 1946-88, the couple went fishing in Minnesota and Canada every spring and fall.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Wheeler Club, Richland Club and served as a director of the Sac County Sportsmen's Club in the '50s and '60s.
She died in 1990. He remained in their home until Nov. 3, 1991, when he became a resident at Colonial Manor in Odebolt.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Douglas and Bonnie Boerner of Sac City; a daughter, Beverly Boerner Oregon of Nevada; four granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Ralph and Bonnie Boerner of Odebolt; and a sister-in-law, Miriam Boerner of Odebolt.

Virginia Schmidt
Services were Jan. 10, 2000 for Virginia Ann Schmidt, 79, of Arthur at the Evangelical Free Church in Arthur. The Rev. Robert Lundberg officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Schmidt died Jan. 7 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mrs. Schmidt was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Odebolt, the daughter of Reuben and Elna (Larson) Lindskoog. She was baptized and confirmed at the Odebolt Covenant Church. She received her early education at Wheeler #5 Country School and graduated from Odebolt High School. Following graduation, she received her teacher training at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. She taught seven years at Wheeler #3 and #5 Country Schools near Odebolt.
She married Melvin Schmidt Oct. 24, 1945, at the Odebolt Covenant Church. The couple lived their entire married life on their farm south of Arthur. They celebrated their 54th anniversary in 1999.
She recently attended the Evangelical Free Church of Arthur and was a member of the FCWM (Dorcas).
Survivors include her husband; a daughter and her husband, Joan and Dwain Swensen of Kiron; two sons, Arlo Schmidt and Alan and his wife, Kim Schmidt, all of Arthur; seven grandchildren; Jennifer and Jodie Swensen of Kiron, Matthew and his wife, Gena Schmidt of Orange City and Aaron, Micah, Isaac and Audra Schmidt, all of Arthur; a brother and his wife, Wayne and Ruby Lindskoog of Odebolt; and many relatives.

Steven O'Donnell
Services were Jan. 10, 2000 for Steven LeRoy O'Donnell, 94, of Holstein, formerly of Ida Grove, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Roslyn Gunnink officiated with burial in Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. O'Donnell died Jan. 6 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.
Mr. O'Donnell was born March 24, 1905, in Polk County, the son of James Edward and Florence (Wilcox) O'Donnell. He grew up and received his education in Grimes, graduating from Grimes High School in 1923. He earned his bachelor's degree and master's in education at Drake University in Des Moines, and began his 48-year career in education as a teacher.
He married Mildred Verner June 11, 1927, in State Center. The couple lived in several Iowa towns over the years while he served as superintendent of schools including Elkhart, Shelby and Primghar. In 1951, they moved to Ida Grove. She died in 1999.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove as well as the Order of Masons.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and Robert Clark of Urbandale and Janet and Arthur Banks of Boston, Mass.; two grandchildren, Michael Robert and his wife, Kyle Clark of Silver Springs, Md., and Kevin Joseph Nelson of New York City, N.Y.; and one great-grandson, Michael Conor Clark.

Philip Kuchel
Services were Jan. 10, 2000 for Philip Arthur Kuchel, 86, of Kingsley at Kingsley United Meth-odist Church. The Rev. Paul Evans officiated with burial in Kingsley Cemetery under the direc-tion of Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Mr. Kuchel died Jan. 6 at Kingsley Rehab and Care Center in Kingsley.
Mr. Kuchel was born Feb. 20, 1913, in Holstein, the son of Philip and Minnie (Lage) Kuchel. He moved with is family to a farm near Kingsley when he was six years old. He attended Kingsley High School.
He married Maxine Steffe May 18, 1937, in Kingsley. He served his country during World War II with the Work Projects Administration, where he learned painting and carpentry.
Following his return to the Kingsley area, he became a general contractor doing construction and painting. He also was a land developer and built many houses in Kingsley and the surrounding area.
He was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church and Cosmos Masonic Lodge 470, where he was a past Master. He served on the Kingsley City Council.
Survivors include his wife; six sons and their wives, Don and Twila Kuchel of Brandon, S.D., Terry and Deborah Kuchel of Tucson, Ariz., Ken and Doneen Kuchel, Mark and Barb Kuchel and Kevin and Shari Kuchel, all of Kingsley, and Blaine and LuAnne Kuchel of Spirit Lake; two daughters, Deb and her husband, Lowell Chinn and LuAnne Ruba, all of Kingsley; 20 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers and their wives, Russell and Keith Kuchel of Montana, Berneil "Buck" and Carol Kuchel of Arizona and Gaylen and Wanda Kuchel of Omaha, Neb.; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Kuchel of Mechanicsville.

Kelly Koopman
Services were Jan. 10, 2000 for Kelly Sue Koopman, 32, of Le Mars at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Richard Ries officiated with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars under the direction of Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Mrs. Koopman died Jan. 7 at her home.
Mrs. Koopman was born April 12, 1967, at Britt, the daughter of Harlen and Florence (Houts) Harris. She grew up in Remsen and graduated from Remsen-Union High School. She graduated from Iowa Western College in Council Bluffs.
She married Keith Koopman June 3, 1989, at Le Mars. The couple made their home in Le Mars. She worked for Wells Dairy for several years and then operated a day care center in her home.
She was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the Altar Society.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Rachel, at home; two sons, Zachery and Matthew, both at home; her mother of Le Mars; her father of Superior; five sisters and their husbands, Micki and John Fischer of Arthur, Jackie and Mike Schnepf of Le Mars, Vickie and Doug Eaton of Plymouth, Minn., Diane and Wayne Wolf of Mart, Texas, and Cyndi and Don Emida of Fort Madison; four brothers and their wives, Marlen "Sam" and Donita Harris of Glencoe, Minn., Kevin "Roy" and Diane Harris of Castle Rock, Colo., Tom and Joyce Harris of Georgetown, Texas and Randy and Jane Harris of Virginia Beach, Va.; maternal grandmother, Barbara Houts of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mark and Bernice Koopman of Le Mars; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Doug and Stephanie Koopman of Aurora, Colo., and Denny and Lori Koopman, Scott and Marle Koopman and Kim and Darrell Hargens, all of Le Mars.

Nilmah Gilbert
Services were Dec. 28, 1999 for Nilmah Cecelia Gilbert, 93, of Danbury at the United Methodist Church in Danbury. The Rev. Glenn Fouts III officiated with burial in Liston Township Cemetery in Danbury under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton.
Mrs. Gilbert died Dec. 23 in Sioux City.
Mrs. Gilbert was born April 27, 1906, in Ashton, Ill., the daughter of Charles P. and Ada Grace (Ed-gington) Baker. In 1910, the family moved to Mapleton and in 1912 moved nine miles southeast of Dan-bury. She graduated from Dan-bury Public High School in 1925. She attended the University of Ne-braska at Lincoln where she re-ceived her teaching certificate. She then taught in a country school for five years.
She married Clark Gilbert Dec. 19, 1931, in Wilbur, Neb. The couple moved to Tabor in 1946 and returned to Danbury in 1951. She worked for the Flora Betts Insurance Agency from 1951-67 when she purchased the business and renamed it the Gilbert Insurance Agency. Her husband died in 1970. She retired in June of 1982.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Danbury where she was a member of the United Methodist Women, served as church treasurer and Sunday School superintendent and taught Sunday school. She served as the Liston Township clerk from 1968-95.
Survivors include a son, Harry Gilbert of La Habra, Calif.; three daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Keith Tucker of Glenwood, Kay and Tom Pfaffle of Placentia, Calif., and Mary and Leon Ortner of Danbury; two sisters, Donna Longlee of Castana and Norma Johnson of the Whiting Care Center in Whiting; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Amelia Harris
Services were Dec. 30, 1999 for Amelia M. Harris, 87, of Holton, Kan., at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial was in Larkinburg Cemetery.
Mrs. Harris died Dec. 27 at her home.
Mrs. Harris was born May 29, 1912, in Crawford County, the daughter of John and Anna (Rahn) Wittmaack.
She married Leo C. Harris July 15, 1928, in Ida Grove. She lived in Arrington and Whiting before moving to Ida Grove where she lived for more than 20 years. She was a homemaker. Her husband died in 1977. She had lived in Holton since 1991.
She had been attending the Larkinburg Christian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Bagwell of Whiting and Shirley Calvert of Topeka; five sons, Wilbur Lee Harris of Hoyt, Leslie Wayne Harris of Westmoreland, Eldon Leo Harris of Holton, Wendell Edward Harris of Meriden and Kenneth Eugene Harris of Arizona; 44 grandchildren; 92 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the Larkinburg Christian Church or Jackson County Friends of Hospice c/o Mercer Funeral Home, Fourth and Montana, Holton, Kan. 66436.

Joseph Stapleton Jr.
Services were Dec. 31, 1999 for Joseph P. Stapleton Jr., 73, of Battle Creek at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Dr. Herbert Johnson officiated with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Stapleton died Dec. 29 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mr. Stapleton was born Aug. 28, 1926, in Ida County, the son of Joseph and Jane (Hayward) Stapleton Sr. He grew up in the Battle Creek area and graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1943.
He married Donna A. Williams Sept. 23, 1947, in Ida Grove. The couple made their home near Battle Creek where he farmed for many years. He also worked as a truck driver for Godbersen-Smith Construction.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Patrick Lee and Kate Stapleton of Battle Creek; a daughter, Sandra Kay Jepsen of Early; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Gretchen Louderbach of Holstein; three sisters, Mary Rice of Kingsley, Ellen and her husband, Mike Furlich of South Sioux City, Neb., and Rose and her husband, Herbert Hein of Battle Creek.

Paul Burkhardt
Services were Jan. 3, 2000 for Paul J. Burkhardt, 81, of Holstein at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Holstein. Burial was in St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery in Odebolt under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Burkhardt died Dec. 29, 1999 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee.

Kara Pithan
Services were Dec. 30, 1999 for Kara Kay Pithan, 16, of Danbury at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. The Rev. David Hogan officiated with burial in Danbury Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton and Danbury.
Ms. Pithan died Dec. 27 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Danbury.
Ms. Pithan was born Dec. 15, 1983, at Sioux City, the daughter of Greg and Janet (Fitzpatrick) Pithan. She lived her entire life in Danbury. She started school in the kindergarten class at Maple Valley School in Mapleton. She attended Danbury Catholic School through the sixth grade, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto Junior High School in Anthon and was currently a member of the sophomore class at Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto High School in Mapleton.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury where she participated in St. Mary's CCD program. She played softball on the Danbury Little League team throughout her childhood, sharing championship titles with her teammates in the Minors in 1995 and Majors in 1996. She went on to play softball, volleyball and basketball during her junior high and high school days. This school year, she was active as a manager for the Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto High School wrestling team and served on the student council.
Survivors include her parents; a sister, Maggie, at home; her maternal grandmother, Laura Fitzpatrick of Danbury; a paternal grandmother, Helen Pithan of Danbury; her lifelong best buddy, Megan Armstrong of Danbury; and other relatives, neighbors and classmates.

Wayne Raasch
Services were Jan. 3, 2000 for Wayne Alfred Raasch, 89, 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.
Mr. Raasch died Dec. 29, 1999 at his home.
Mr. Raasch was born April 21, 1910, in Richland Township, near Odebolt, the son of Henry and Josephine (Halboth) Raasch. He was a farmer and supportive of his church, community and the Odebolt Cemetery. He helped Harry Iversen with the Pee Wee square dancers in his earlier years.
He married Elizabeth Love of Arthur on Aug. 1, 1933. The couple lived on a farm in Richland Township until 1978 when they moved to their home in Odebolt. They observed their golden wedding anniversary in 1983. She died in 1984.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Salem Reformed Church. When it closed, he became a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 477 and a lifetime member of the R.L. Tilton Lodge in Des Moines.
Survivors include a sister and her husband, Caroline and Howard Peterson of Alta; a sister-in-law, Elaine Raasch of Odebolt; a brother-in-law, Wesley Love of Arthur; a niece and her husband, Bonnie and Gerald Mason of Branford, Conn.; three nephews, Robert and his wife, Ann Peterson of Aurelia, Jim Raasch of Odebolt and Dan and his wife, Rachel Love of Arthur; four great-nieces; and a friend, Margaret Meyer of Lake View.

NaDyne Patrick
Memorial services were Jan. 4, 2000 for NaDyne Newman Patrick, 86, of Iowa Falls at First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls. The Rev. Sarah Rohret-Odoom officiated with inurnment in Mount Hope Cemetery in Mapleton under the direction of Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls.
Mrs. Patrick died Dec. 30, 1999 at Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls.
Mrs. Patrick was born May 23, 1913, in Mapleton, the daughter of Samuel and Helen (Newman) Nepper. She graduated from Mapleton Community School in 1930. In 1934, she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in math and physics from Morningside College in Sioux City.
She married Sylvester Joseph Patrick Oct. 16, 1935, at her par-en-t's home in Mapleton. She began teaching at Moorhead in 1964, then in Battle Creek. The family moved to Iowa Falls in 1968. She taught one year at Dumont and the next 10 years at Iowa Falls Junior High School. She retired in 1979. He died in 1986.
She was a member of the Iowa Falls Mothers Club and United Methodist Women.
Survivors include seven sons, Neil Patrick of Hays, Kan., Joel and his wife, Aloma Patrick, of Sioux City, Lynn and his wife, Shirley Patrick, of Earlville, Arlen and his wife, Carol Patrick, of Ames, Galen and his wife, Petie Patrick, of Gowrie, Kyle and his wife, Pam Patrick of Richfield, Minn., and Kevin and his wife, Linda Patrick, of Carroll; six daughters, Sandra and her husband, Lamar Cope of Waukesha, Wis., Pamela Fox of Plantation, Fla., Nancy Patrick of Everly, Amy and her husband, Russell Johnson of Creston, NaDyne and her husband, Larry Meyer, of Garnavillo, and Sara Jane and her husband, Ed Hayward, of Primera, Texas; 34 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Rev. Alfred Pautsch
Memorial services were Jan. 5, 2000 for Rev. Alfred Otto Pautsch, 74, of Rockford at First Evangelical Free Church. The Rev. Brad Soenksen, professor at Lutheran Brethren Seminary, and Rev. Howard Lanphear of First Evangelical Free Church officiated with private graveside services in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Honquest Family Funeral Services.
Rev. Pautsch died Jan. 1.
Rev. Pautsch was born May 10, 1925, in East Peoria, Ill, the son of Rev. and Mrs. Edward Pautsch. He lived in Athens, Ill., from age three to 18. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy for three years.
He married Ingrid Neteland July 4, 1949. He was a 1951 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Ill. He served churches in Waverly, Ill., Marshfield, Wis., Ida Grove and DeWitt. He retired in July 1992. Following his retirement from parish ministry, he worked for the Salvation Army for three years and for the Rockford Rescue Mission for four years. He preached in various pulpits in the area, participated in chapel services at Fairhaven Retirement Center and taught Sunday School classes at First Free Church.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Ruth and Lois; three sons, David, Mark and Joel; 26 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Walter and Arthur Pautsch.
Memorials may be given to the Rockford Rescue Mission or DeWitt Lutheran Fellowship in DeWitt.

Lenora Gries
Services were Jan. 6, 2000 at 11 a.m. for Lenora Dorothy Gries, 100, of Holstein at United Meth-odist Church in Holstein. The Rev. Judith A. Piper will officiate with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Fu-neral Home in Holstein.
Mrs. Gries died Jan. 2 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Gries was born Aug. 13, 1899 in Holstein, the son of Adolph and Alma (Blunk) Schmidt. She attended Holstein public school through the eighth grade and later attended a sewing school in Davenport.
She married Otto Gries, Nov. 26, 1919 at her parent's farm in Holstein. She pursued a sewing career for others until her marriage and continued that in her home and for her children. The couple resided in the Holstein vicinity all their lives. He died in 1981. She entered Holstein Good Samaritan Center eight months ago.
She was a member United Methodist Church, Dorcas Circle, Brunch Club, Golden Hour Homemakers, 500 card club, sheepshead club and Senior Citizens Club. She was also a member of the Legion Auxiliary where she held various offices and was Ida County president for a term.
Survivors include three daughters, Elaine and her husband, Charles Armiger, of Holstein, Jeanette and her husband, Melvin Bauer, of Holstein and Arlene Flaskey of Brookings, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Myra McNichols of Mesa, Ariz. and Henrietta Meier of Cherokee; and many nieces and nephews.

Selma Reimer
Services were Jan. 5, 2000 for Selma W. Reimer, 85, of Holstein at Our Lady of Good Counsel Cath-olic Church in Holstein. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery at Hol-stein under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
She died Jan. 2 at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein.


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