Miscellaneous Ida County, Iowa Obituaries - 2000
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Services were July 3, 2000 for Bonnie M. Mandernach, 71, of Battle Creek at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. The Rev. Glen Houts officiated with burial in Storm Lake Cemetery in Storm Lake.
Mrs. Mandernach died June 28 at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Mandernach was born Oct. 4, 1928, at Laurens, the daughter of Leslie Ray "Leck" and Martha (Rosene) Murray. She attended school at Laurens, graduating in 1946. Following graduation, she was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Storm Lake as an operator and later as a supervisor.
She married Earl J. Mandernach Nov. 26, 1947, in Storm Lake. In 1949, the couple moved to Odebolt where they purchased the Gambles Store and later the Ford garage. In 1967, they moved to a farm near Battle Creek. They later moved to Selby, S.D., Mobridge, S.D., Sioux City, Moville, Danbury and back to Battle Creek, where they resided when she became ill.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Martha and her husband,
Duane Wasmund of Onawa, and Sara Jung of Mapleton; two sons and their wives,
Leslie and Janice Mandernach of Selby, S.D., and William and Ruth Mandernach
of Valley Glen, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two
brothers and their wives, Darwin and Pat Murray of Laurens and Lyle and
Lucy Murray of Spirit Lake; a sister and her husband, Kay and Wayne Miller
of Somers; and a brother-in-law, Robert Voelschow of Odebolt.
Services were July 1, 2000 for Mary Ladwig, 74, of Ida Grove at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove. The Rev. Gerald M. Fisch officiated with burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery under the direc-tion of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Ladwig died June 28 at Horn Memo-rial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Ladwig was born Sept. 15, 1925, in Denison, the daughter of Howard and Josephine (Pelly) Crane. She grew up and received her education in the Denison area.
She married Edward Ladwig Oct. 13, 1943. The couple lived in Denison until 1950, then made their home in Ida Grove.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Dennis and JoLene Ladwig of
Ida Grove, Michael Ladwig of Kansas City, Mo., Howard and Rose Ann Ladwig
of Ida Grove and Daniel and Kathy Ladwig of Arthur; two daughters and their
husbands, Mary Jane and Bernard Lackman and Kathy and Rod Hinojosa, all
of Ida Grove; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other
Dolores M. Wood, 67, of Careage Hills, Cherokee, died June 30, 2000 at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee. There will be no ser-vices. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of the ar-rangements.
Mrs. Wood was born Jan. 4, 1933, in Ida Grove, the daughter of Lester and Esther (Ferguson) Aduddell. She attended schools in Ida Grove, graduating from high school in 1951.
She married Eugene C. Wood in 1951 in Council Bluffs. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Steven Wood of Ida Grove, Joseph Wood
of Cherokee and Mark Wood of Sioux City; a grandson, Jabin Wood of Des
Moines; two brothers, Duane Aduddell of Bolivar, Mo., and Richard Aduddell
of Aurelia; a sister, Phyllis Eickholt of Cherokee; and a sister-in-law,
Esther Aduddell of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Services were June 23, 2000 for Herbanna Lagatha Ferguson, 86, of Ida Grove at the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. Burial was in the Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Mrs. Ferguson died June 20 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Ferguson was born Aug. 3, 1913, in Crothersville, Ind., the daughter of Herbert Edgar and Eulalia (Rutherford) Abbott. The family came to Ida County in 1915 and farmed around Battle Creek and Cushing. She earned her eighth grade certificate in a country school near Cushing.
She married Clarence A. Burton March 11, 1929, at Elk Point, S.D. The couple had three daughters, Verna Ree, Elaine Barbara and Beverly Carol. Following his death in a farm accident in 1938, she moved her family to Ida Grove where she did domestic work.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. She had worked at Mid-Sioux Opportunities, Inc., in Cherokee and was an American Cancer Society volunteer.
Survivors include five daughters, Verna Ree Schumann, Elaine and her
husband, Walter Strong of Ida Grove, Beverly and her husband, Jerry Tippling
of Bridgewater, Connie Ferguson of Elk Point, S.D., and Cathy Jo Schmidt
of Battle Creek; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter;
two sisters-in-law, LaVerne Burton Griffith of Salt Lake City, Utah and
Helen Burton of Ida Grove; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were June 22, 2000 for Glenn Rochau, 84, of Cushing at Holstein Cemetery in Holstein under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Rochau died June 17 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee.
Services were June 22, 2000 for Maurine Tjossem, 89, of Paullina at the First Presbyterian Church in Paullina. The Rev. Donald Freeman officiated with burial in Prairie View Cemetery under the direction of Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina.
Mrs. Tjossem died June 18 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mrs. Tjossem was born Nov. 24, 1910, in Galva, the daughter of Charles and Wanda (Kintzel) Rix. She received her education first in Galva and later moved to Storm Lake where she graduated from Storm Lake High School. She attended and graduated from Buena Vista College. She taught school in Linn Grove for two years before moving to Paullina in 1936.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Paullina, PEO, Order of Eastern Star and was a charter member of the Alpha Tau Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. She had been a trustee of the Paullina Public Library since 1974.
Survivors include two nephews and their wives, William and Marlu Rix
of Wickenburg, Ariz., and Charles and Sally Rix of Burnsville, Minn.; three
great-nephews, Christopher, Andrew and David Rix; a great-niece, Ann Rix;
and a sister-in-law, Margaret Rix of Burnsville, Minn.
Memorial services were June 23, 2000 for Donald R. Fromknecht, 96, of Sioux City, formerly of Galva, at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel in Sioux City. The Rev. Roger Maize of Peterson officiated with inurnment in Graceland Park Cemetery. A Masonic service was conducted prior to the memorial service by Landmark Lodge 103 A.F. & A.M.
Mr. Fromknecht died June 19.
Mr. Fromknecht was born Feb. 29, 1904, in Sioux City, the son of William and Addie (Graham) Fromknecht. He attended the Sioux City Public Schools and graduated from Central High School in 1922.
He married Rubene Zabel April 3, 1936, in Omaha, Neb. He was employed with the Chicago North Western Railroad in Sioux City and Des Moines for 46 years. He retired in 1968 as Division Freight Agent.
He began playing the trombone in 1915-16. He was involved in many brass bands, dance orchestras, polka bands and recently played in the Sioux City Senior Center Band. He also played with various jazz bands in the Texas Valley and the Abu Bekr Shrine Brass Band in Sioux City.
He was a member of Landmark Lodge 103 A.F. & A.M., Sioux City Scottish Rite Bodies, the Abu Bekr Shrine, the Elks Lodge of Storm Lake, and an honorary member of the Des Moines, Mason City and other transportation clubs.
Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, George W. and Georgia Fromknecht of Annandale, Va., and Donald Jr. and Shirley Fromknecht of St. George, Utah; five grandchildren, Sandra Banks, George W. Fromknecht Jr., Christine Dearman, Donald R. Fromknecht Jr., and Kurt Fromknecht; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorials in his name may be directed to the Abu Bekr Hospital Transportation
Fund or the Sioux City Senior Center.
Services were June 24, 2000 for Lillian Lundell, 91, of Denison at the Denison Baptist Church. The Rev. Art Anderson officiated with burial in Odebolt Cemetery in Odebolt under the direction of Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.
Mrs. Lundell died June 20 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison.
Mrs. Lundell was born Sept. 22, 1908, in Odebolt, the daughter of August Werner and Signe Elizabeth (Johannsen) Dahlstrom. She was raised in Odebolt and graduated from Odebolt High School in 1925. Following high school, she moved to Omaha, Neb., where she attended Van Sant School of Business for nine months before becoming employed with Travelers Insurance Company. In 1933, she returned to Odebolt and was employed as a legal secretary for attorney, Don Mullan.
She married Edmund Gustav Lundell Jan. 26, 1934, in Papillion, Neb. The couple made their home on a farm near Kiron until 1939 when they moved to a farm north of Kiron in Ida County. In 1953, they moved to a farm east of Kiron where they resided until they retired in 1963 and moved to Denison. After moving to Denison, she was employed as a legal secretary for Raun, Franck and Mundt Law Firm, retiring in 1972.
After retiring, the couple enjoyed several cross country Greyhound bus trips visiting family and friends. He died in May 1983. She moved to Eventide Lutheran Home in August 1986. During her years there she traveled to South Carolina and California to visit family.
She was a member of Odebolt Mission Covenant Church for many years. When she moved to Denison she joined the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan Paup of Denison and Marlene and
her husband, Russell West of Rockport, Texas; four grandchildren, Diane
and her husband, Norman Lillegard and their daughter, Sigrid of Martin,
Tenn., Alan and his wife, Lori Paup and their children, James, Aaron and
Alec of Creston, Gail and her husband, Stan Simpson and their children,
Joshua, Courtney and Nicholas of Round Rock, Texas, and Marsha and her
husband, Scott Savens and their children, Andrew, Emilee and Ellery of
Round Rock, Texas; two step-great-granddaughters, Kasaundra Smith of Spicewood,
Texas and Delena Nichols of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Elsie Hume
and Eleanor Paton, both of Bishop, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Constance
Turinsky of Sand Point, Idaho, and Eula Lundell of Rugby, N.D.; and nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Services were June 21, 2000 for Elvira Stockfleth, 87, of Mapleton at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton. The Rev. Scott Fiege officiated with burial in St. Clair Cemetery in Ute under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton.
Mrs. Stockfleth died June 17 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mrs. Stockfleth was born Dec. 16, 1912, in Crawford County, the daughter of Ernest and Selma Margaret (Hannaman) Rickert. She was baptized and confirmed in Schleswig. She and her parents farmed and lived in the Ute, Charter Oak and Schleswig communities and she attended Crawford County schools.
She married Harold Stockfleth Feb. 5, 1933, in Ute. The couple farmed in the Ute, Deloit, Battle Creek and Mapleton communities until their retirement in 1972 when they moved to Mapleton. He died in 1976.
She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and a member of L.C.W.
Survivors include a son, Donald Stockfleth of Marshalltown; two granddaughters,
Susan Kazemba and Regina Levendosky; three sisters-in-law, Bernice Stockfleth
of Kansas City, Clara Stockfleth of Ohio, and Doris Sorenson of Sioux City;
a brother-in-law, Ed Gosch of Mapleton; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be July 15, 2000 at 11 a.m. for Della L. Brown, 82, of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. The Rev. Ron Moffat will officiate in Portage.
Mrs. Brown died June 18 and the body was cremated.
She lived most of her life in Portage where she was a cook and waitress in various restaurants. She retired from the Shell Restaurant, where she worked from 1970-82. She spent the last year of her life in the care of Shelly Dunn.
Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Margaret and Charles
Walker of Ida Grove, Irene and Kenneth McClennan of British Columbia and
Patsy and Barry Baker of Canada; a son and his wife, Charles and Marie
Brown of Watertown, S.D.; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and
Memorial services will be June 30, 2000 at 2 p.m. Robert Boyd Mitchell, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Arthur, at Faith Lutheran Church in Odebolt. Inurnment will follow in the Odebolt Cemetery, with full military honors conducted by American Legion Roose Post No. 313 of Odebolt, under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mr. Mitchell died June 16 at his home in Arizona.
Mr. Mitchell was born July 11, 1921, on a farm south of Arion, the son of Ben and Helen (Greder) Mitchell. At the age of 17, he joined CCC Camp, building roads, earth fills, waterways and terraces. He worked at Priebes Produce in Sac City when he met Bess Louise Ortberg Linman and was married in 1942.
He served in the United States Army three and a half years during World War II in the South Pacific. In 1946, he began farming on the family farm two miles south of Arthur, until his health forced him to move to Tucson, Ariz.
His love for the land was evident in his work with soil conservation. He was active as a 4-H leader and Ida County Fair Supervisor, served on the Odebolt Fair Board, and was an organizer of the Odebolt horse show. He was a member and served on the board at Faith Lutheran Church in Odebolt and later at Holy Trinity in Tucson.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert V. "Bob" Mitchell of Anamosa;
two daughters and their husbands, Sharon "Sherry" and Richard Thies of
Arthur and Patricia "Pat" and Doug Deisch of Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren,
Shane and Shannon Mitchell of Baltimore, Md., Shawn and his wife, Deb Thies,
of Arthur, Mindee and her husband, Lee Cranston of Odebolt, Shad and his
wife, Pam Chandler of Lincoln, Neb., and Mitchell Chandler of Colorado;
nine great-grandchildren; one sister and her husband, Betty Jean and Earl
Meade of Bennington, Neb.; three brothers, Melvin "Butch" Mitchell of Phoenix,
Ariz., Bryce and his wife, Maria Mitchell of Cedar Rapids and Leonard Mitchell
of Fort Dodge; and a brother-in-law, Ed Leitz of Auburn.
Services were June 28, 2000 for Sharlotte Joy Arp, 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. Arp died June 25 at Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee.
Mrs. Arp was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Kingsley, the daughter of Andy and Eva (Ward) Martin. She attended school in Correctionville and graduated from Correctionville High School in 1951. She owned and operated Sharlotte's Bake Shop and Catering since 1967.
She married Harold Arp March 13, 1963, in Holstein. The couple farmed in the Holstein area for 37 years.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Lone Star Homemakers and United Methodist Women. She was active in Circle and had been a Hugger Clown.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Debbie of Denison; a son and his wife, Gary and Nyla of Sioux City; two grandsons, Justin and Jesse; five sisters, LaVonne and her husband, Lloyd Todd, Darlene and her husband, Eugene Baker, Cheryl Harrison, Ruth and her husband, Don Groth, and Gloria and her husband, Eugene Willems; a brother and his wife, James and Noma; and many nieces and nephews.
Victor H. Lunzman, 80, of Ida Grove died Sunday, June 18, 2000 at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Neb. following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Revs. John Schauer and Michael Saylor officiating. Burial will be in the Ida Grove Cemetery with full military honors by McNamara-Moore American Legion Post #61 of Ida Grove.
A memorial fund has been established. Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.
Victor Henry William Lunzman was born Feb. 15, 1920, near Auburn, Neb., the son of Herman and Christine Bohling Lunzmann. He was baptized and confirmed at Hickory Grove St. Paul Lutheran Church near Auburn. He attended country school and graduated from Auburn High School in 1937.
He farmed with his father for five years until the beginning of World War II. On Feb. 7, 1942, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. Following basic training, he completed a 26-month tour of duty in the African Theatre. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant on Nov. 3, 1945.
He married Elnora Bergmann April 3, 1949, at Hickory Grove St. Paul Lutheran Church.
In 1948 he started Lunzman Trenching, Inc. at Ida Grove and remained active in the business until April 1999.
He was a member and trustee of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, a member of McNamara-Moore American Legion Post #61 where he participated in the honor guard and he had a lifelong love of flying.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Marsha and Marc
Kjar; two sons, Stephen and his wife Camela Lunzman of Chillicothe, Ill.,
and Keith Lunzman of Ida Grove; four granddaughters, Katie, Amber and Erika
Lunzman of Chillicothe, Ill., and Christina Kjar of Ida Grove; two brothers
and their wives, Walter and Huldah Lunzman and Leland and Pat Lunzman,
all of Auburn, Neb.; three sisters, LouElla and her husband, Merle Remmers
of Burlington, Mildred and her husband, Boyd Needham and Marjorie Merritt,
all of Lincoln, Neb.; and two sisters-in-law, Eloise Lunzmann of California
and Suzanne Lunzmann of Washington.
Services were June 18, 2000 for Alice I. Love, 89, 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. Love died June 5 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Love was born Oct. 22, 1910, in Larchwood, the daughter of Alfred and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Fuester) Viereck. She grew up in the Larchwood area, then moved to Ida Grove, where she lived with the Will Sacquety and Phil Sacquety families. After graduating from Ida Grove High School in 1929, she taught in rural schools in the Ida Grove and Arthur area.
She married J. Roland Love Aug. 22, 1931, in South Dakota. For many years she worked as a cashier at the Fair Store and later at the Ben Franklin store in Ida Grove.
She was a faithful member of the Church God for more than 70 years. She was also a member of the Loyal Homemakers Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Robinson of Ida Grove and Mary
Love of Brevard, N.C.; a grandson and his wife, Michael and Lynnel Love
of Bangor, Maine; two great-grandchildren, Audra Carl-son and Laura Michael
Love; three brothers, Donald Viereck and Frank and his wife, Georgia Viereck,
all of Hartford, S.D., and John Viereck of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a sister
and her husband, Evelyn and Ed Heyer of George; and many nieces, nephews
and other relatives.
Memorial services were June 15, 2000 for Frances Josephine Pullen, 87, of Des Moines at Central Presbyterian Church and Wesley Acres Retirement Community in Des Moines. Burial was in Early Union Cemetery in Early on Saturday, June 17.
Undesignated memorials will be used for an Arts Scholarship for Kids (ASK) given in her honor. Other memorials may be given to Hospice of Central Iowa, Central Presbyterian Church, or the Samaritan Fund at Wesley Acres.
Mrs. Hirons died June 12 in Des Moines.
Mrs. Hirons was born Dec. 3, 1912 in Early, the daughter of Frank G. and Edith (Culp) Hirons. She graduated from the Early public schools and Iowa State Teachers' College in Cedar Falls. She taught art, music and English in the Arthur, Sac City, Ida Grove and Cedar Falls public schools. Following her marriage to Charles L. Pullen, the couple and their family lived in Ida Grove where he was manager of Ida County Rural Electric Cooperative from its inception. Following his death in 1972, she returned to Early where she lived until moving to Wesley Acres Retirement Community in 1993.
She was an active volunteer in Ida Grove, Early and Des Moines. Her interests were in the arts and com-munity service&emdash;Girl Scouts, community theater, "art in the park," historic preservation, church leadership, and teaching GED and English as a second language.
She was a member of many religious and civic organizations including the United Methodist and Presbyterian Churches in Early and Ida Grove, First Methodist and Central Presbyterian Churches in Des Moines, the Ida and Sac County Historical Societies, Federated Women's Club, the Des Moines Area Writers' Network (DAWN) and Alpha Poetry Society in Des Moines.
Mrs. Hirons received the Governor's Leadership Award from the Iowa Community Betterment Program in 1974 and her poetry was published in chapbooks, five volumes of "Poems of Early," and "Lyrical Iowa."
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Mark and Darlene Pullen
of Des Moines, Nancy and Dan Gardner of Elgin, Ill., Jim and Deanna Pullen
of Des Moines and Steve and Jan Pullen of Sac City; her grandchildren and
Services are pending for Robert Boyd Mitchell, 78, of Tucson, Ariz., at Faith Lutheran Church in Odebolt.
Mr. Mitchell died June 16 at his home.
Theron "Kirk" Kirkpatrick
Services were June 9, 2000 for Theron "Kirk" Kirkpatrick, 63, of Arthur at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt. The Rev. Al Milligan officiated with burial in Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Odebolt.
Mr. Kirkpatrick died June 5 at Ambassador Nursing Home in Omaha, Neb.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was born Nov. 17, 1936, in Cushing, the son of Wayne and Mavis Kirkpatrick and Edward and Ruby (Brown) Gallick. He grew up in the Quimby area. He attended schools in Iowa, California and Missouri, graduating from Grand Meadow High School in Washta in 1955. He furthered his education at Wayne State Teachers College, earning his teaching degree in 1957, and his BA in 1961. In 1967, he received his MA from the University of Omaha.
He began his teaching career at Polk, Neb. in 1957-58, then at Clarks, Neb., from 1958-60, teaching eighth grade at both places. He taught sixth grade and served as the elementary principal in Missouri Valley from 1961-67. From 1967-92 he was elementary principal at Odebolt-Arthur School District.
He married Rosemary Jones of Rembrandt Sept. 22, 1963.
He was a member of many organizations, including the Iowa Principals Association, NAESP, SAI and Phi Delta Kappa. He served as state chairman of the Parents and Reading Committee for the Iowa Reading Association and was named their Principal of the Year in 1986.
Over the years, he served in the Arthur United Methodist Church on the administration board, as trustee and as Sunday school teacher for 15 years.
He was also a member of Ben Hur Lodge No. 611, was a York Rite Shriner of the Abu Bekr Temple, Sioux City, and belonged to Arthur Chapter No. 471 of the Order of Eastern Star, where he was Worthy Patron in 1974. From 1981-85, he served as mayor of Arthur.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Rose Ellen Kirkpatrick of
York, Penn., and Kezzie Clark and her fiancé Monyatsi Gaseitsiwe,
both of Omaha, Neb.; his mother and stepfather, Ruby and Edward Gallick
of Burbank, Calif.; three sisters and their husbands, Karen and Ronald
Gifford of Indianapolis, Ind., Judy and Steve Schumacher of Olathe, Kan.,
and Teresa and Robert Pierce of Sioux Rapids; a brother and his wife, Kerry
and Kathy Kirkpatrick of Ankeny; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Services will be June 18, 2000 at 2 p.m. for Alice Love, 89, of Ida Grove at Church of God in Ida Grove. Burial will be in Ida Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove and one hour prior to the service at the church.
She died June 5 at Morningside Rehab and Care Center in Ida Grove.
Survivors include two daughters, Kay Robinson of Ida Grove and Mary Love of Brevard, N.C.; a grandson, Michael (Lynnel) Love of Bangor, Maine; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Viereck and Frank and his wife, Georgia Viereck, all of Hartford, S.D., and John Viereck of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and a sister and her husband, Evelyn and Ed Heyer of George.
Garland "Skeets" Duvall
Services were June 10, 2000 for Garland "Skeets" Duvall, 75, of Cyrus, Minn., at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. Gary Armstrong officiated with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Duvall died June 6 at Morris, Minn.
Mr. Duvall was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Cherokee, the son of Fred and Jesse (Brownmiller) Duvall. He attended schools in Cherokee.
He worked for Fixsel Oil Co. as a mechanic and gas transport driver for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, which included duty in the Philippines and Japan. He also worked for the Malzer Service Station, Cherokee schools and schools in Cyrus, Minn. He live in Cherokee his entire life.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Sherry
and Dennis Rupp of Quimby and Gail and Lou Rathjen of Ida Grove; two sons
and their wives, Mike and Lorraine Duvall of Cherokee and Garland "Bud"
and Judy Duvall of Urbandale; a stepson and his wife.
L. Marie Glover
Services were June 12, 2000 for L. Marie Glover, 98, of Correctionville at Christy-Smith McCulloch Chapel in Moville. The Rev. Karen Handke of the Oto United Church of Christ officiated with burial in Westfork Township Cem-etery in Climbing Hill.
Mrs. Glover died May 29 at Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville.
Mrs. Glover was born Jan. 5, 1902, in Batavia, the daughter of William and Flora (Colvert) Walker.
She married John H. Glover Sept. 9, 1924, in Ida Grove. The couple moved to Sioux City in 1946. She was a homemaker. She moved to Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center about six years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Frances Belknap of Oto; special friends,
Tom Kirschmeier and family; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be June 14, 2000, at 2 p.m. for Ruth Elaine Sewell, 71, of Sac City at Bethel Baptist Church in Newell. The Rev. James Bartsch will officiate with burial in Oakland Cemetery in Sac City under the direction of Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.
Mrs. Sewell died June 10 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Mrs. Sewell was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Vail, the daughter of Edwin J. and Katherine (Brinker) Druivenga. She attended country school and graduated from high school. She worked in homes, worked in a factory in Minneapolis and also at the Arthur Locker.
She married Calvin. L. Sewell April 12, 1958, in Arthur. The couple lived in Arthur, moved to Lytton in 1972 and to Sac City in 1988. She worked as a housekeeper at Loring Hospital in Sac City for 20 years, retiring in 1999.
She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Newell.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters and their husbands, Julie and William Keller of Blairsburg and Melissa and Todd Folk of Burnham, Penn.; five sons, Thomas Sewell of Rockford, Ill., Christopher and his wife, Linda Sewell of Guyton, Ga., Tedd and his wife, Rosa Sewell of Garden City, Kan., Daniel and his wife, Sonja Sewell of Florissant, Mo.; and Andrew and his wife, Kristen Sewell of Sac City; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn Peterson of Edgerton, Wis., and Helen Ham-merstrom of Arthur; and a brother and his wife, Fred and Lavine Druivenga of Carroll.
Memorial services were June 2, 2000 for Dale Edward Laumbach, 69, of Mapleton at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Mapleton. The Rev. Bob Fritzmeier officiated with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Little Sioux Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9124 of Oto, under the direction of Armstrong Funeral Service in Mapleton.
Mr. Laumbach died May 30 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Laumbach was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Clinton, the son of Detlef Andreas and Hilda (Lille) Laumbach. He moved to Mapleton as a child and graduated from Mapleton High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Navy, then returned to Mapleton and farmed.
He married Dorothy Brownlee June 3, 1951, in Ida Grove. He was employed with Kueny Electric in Mapleton until about 1962. He was then employed with Jacobsen Brothers Construction, until retiring in 1984.
He was a member of Little Sioux Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9124.
Survivors include two sons, David and his wife, Betty Laumbach of South
Sioux City, Neb., and Doug Laumbach of Battle Creek; two daughters and
their husbands, Debra and Chris Tyler of Omaha, Neb., and Dianna and Bill
Hanna of Farnhamville; six grandchildren, Brandon Cox, Wendy Gents, Kevin,
Charissa and Chris-topher Laumbach and Nathan VanNess; six great-grandchildren;
and a sister and her husband, Doris and Harold Astleford of Lake City.
Graveside services were June 3, 2000 for Dorothy Baxter, 81, of Lombard, Ill., formerly of Ida Grove, at Ida Grove Cemetery under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.
Mrs. Baxter was born Feb. 17 1919, in Dwight, Ill., the daughter of Harold and Jesse Lamb. At an early age, the family moved to Urbandale where she spent her formative years. Her three sisters and two brothers made her life a joy: Julia Luke, Elizabeth Hamilton and Robert Lamb from Iowa, Mary Brown from Maryland and William Lamb from Texas.
After graduating from the State College of Iowa in 1942, she worked in an Urbana, Ill., nursery school for underprivileged children. She also worked in Portland, Ore., managing a child care center for employees of the ship building industry.
She married Stanley Baxter Oct. 28, 1944, in Denver, Colo. At the time of their marriage, Stanley was serving in the armed forces. For two years, she was with him on his tour of duty. After the war, the couple settled on a farm near Galva for 14 years. In 1960, the family moved to Storm Lake where he obtained his teaching degree. The family then moved to Dunlap where he taught high school science until 1968.
After a few more years in Iowa, the family moved to Lom-bard, Ill. While in Lombard, she worked at the Helen Plum Library presenting story time for children for seven years. The couple settled at Beacon Hill retirement commu-nity after their four children, John, twins Dick and Becky and Laura, were grown. He died in 1994.
She was also active in many community functions including Ruth Circle at First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include six grandchildren, Barry and Beau Hartweg of Grapevine,
Texas, Jenny and Amy Goldsmith of Carol Stream, Ill., and Adam and Aaron
Baxter of Council Bluffs.
Services were June 5, 2000 for Evangeline G. Murray, 89, of Norfolk, Va., at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dubuque. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Key West, Iowa under the direction of Dennis Kitchen Funeral Home.
Miss Murray died June 1 at DePaul Hospital in Norfolk, Va.
Miss Murray was born Jan. 6, 1911, in Dubuque, the daughter of John B. and Grace (Vandanaker) Murray Sr. She grew up in Dubuque and was a dental assistant for her father, Dr. John B. Murray Sr. D.D.S. at his office in Dubuque.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk, Va.
Survivors include two sisters, June Link of Norfolk, Va., and Ruth Sievers of Dubuque; a brother and his wife, John B. Jr. and Virginia Murray of Ida Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family requests no flowers.
Services were June 7, 2000 for Walter Dean Petersen, 72, of Anthon at Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Petersen died June 4 at Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland.
Mr. Petersen was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Battle Creek, the son of John and Eeta (Barger) Petersen. He graduated from Anthon High School in 1945. From 1945-46 he participated in Golden Gloves boxing.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1946-48. After his discharge, he attended Iowa State University at Ames and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Survivors include a sister and her husband, Martha Ann and Donald Hanson of Albuquerque, N.M.; a brother and his wife, Benjie and Marnis Petersen of Anthon; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were May 26, 2000 for Dorothy Pearl Lowe, 84, of South Sioux City, Neb., at First Presbyterian Church in South Sioux City, Neb., under the direction of Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City. An afternoon service was held at the United Methodist Church in Holstein with burial in Holstein Cemetery under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mrs. Lowe died May 24 at her home.
Mrs. Lowe was born March 6, 1916, in rural Holstein, the daughter of Arthur and Christina Hass. She graduated from Holstein High School in 1933 and later from Sioux City Business College in 1934.
She married Lyall L. Lowe Aug. 18, 1938, in Omaha, Neb. The couple started many business enterprises in Sioux City including Lowe Coat Company, Friendly Furnace Company, Lowe Rental Services, and the Town House Motel in South Sioux City, Neb. He died in 1993.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Senior Center in South Sioux City.
Survivors include a daughter, Pamella of South Sioux City; two sons
and their wives, Jerry Lowe and Janet Brown-Lowe of Bettendorf and Chip
and Julie Lowe of Des Moines; five grandchildren, Alex, Natalie, Meredith,
Erika and David; a sister, Katherine Wiese of Holstein and extended family
Services were May 30, 2000 for Leonard E. "Tuey" Newman, 83, of Mapleton at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. The Rev. Bob Fritzmeier officiated with burial in Grant Cemetery in Rodney.
Mr. Newman died May 25 at a Sioux City hospital.
Mr. Newman was born Nov. 24, 1916, at Ticonic, the son of Charles Orval and Dora (Peacock) Newman. He grew up and was educated in the area. From 1936 to 1937 he served with the Conservation Core Camp.
He married Ethel Mary Treiber July 19, 1937, in Marshalltown. The couple lived and farmed in the Anthon area from 1937-1941. From 1941-1975, they farmed outside of Mapleton. In 1975, they retired and moved into Mapleton. She died in 1988.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Jerry and Mavis Newman of Madrid and Roy and Patty Newman of Piedmont, Okla.; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Newman of Alma, Ark.; five grandchildren, Cindy McClelland, Lei Lani Tilson, Leisa Ryder, Alan Newman and Don Newman; nine great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Leland "Pi" and Betty Newman of Ida Grove; a sister, Beulah Lucas of Mapleton; and other relatives.