Miscellaneous Lyon County, Iowa Obituaries


Dale Stoup

Dale Stoup, 78, of Rock Rapids died of cancer Monday, April 2, 2001, at Merrill Pioneer Community Hospital, Rock Rapids.

Memorial services were Saturday at United Methodist Church, Rock Rapids, with inurnment at a later time.

Mr. Stoup was born July 4, 1922, at Inwood, the son of Walter and Stella (Johnson) Stoup. He grew up in the Inwood area and graduated from Inwood High School in 1940. He worked for the Inwood Herald as a linotype operator. After the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the navy.

He married Carolyn Baustian in Burbank, Calif. After his discharge, he worked at Lockheed Aircraft in California before returning to Inwood for about a year. The family moved back to California and he worked at Lockheed. He then was a linotype operator for Howard Printing 23 years and "The Gold Sheet." In November 1984, he retired and in 1991 they moved to Rock Rapids.

He was a district lay leader for the Santa Barbara District of United Methodist Church and sang solos and in church choirs there and at United Methodist Church in Rock Rapids. He was a charter member of a barbershop quartets association in Los Angeles and a member of American Legion and Rock Rapids men's prayer breakfast.

Survivors include his wife; one son, Dr. Charles of College Station, Texas.; one daughter, Mrs. RAdm, USN (Ret.) William (Karla) Center of Seattle, Wash., and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Homer, and two sisters, Twyla Christensen and Joyce Schmidt.

Bernard Vande Griend

Bernard Vande Griend, 73, of Hull died Friday, April 6, 2001, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Mo.

Services were Monday at First Christian Reformed Church, Hull, with interment in Hope Cemetery.

Mr. Vande Griend was born April 13, 1927, in Hull, the son of Jake and Anna Vande Griend. He grew up in Hull and graduated from Western Christian High School. He served in the army during World War II.

In June 1949, he married Angeline Van't Hull. She died in 1961 in Larchwood.

In August 1963, he married Joyce Woudstra Vander Tuig. He farmed in the Boyden and Doon area, retiring to Hull in February 2001.

Survivors include three sons, Dennis and Benjamine, both of Doon, and Bernard of Sioux Falls, S.D.; two daughters, Alethea Oostenink and Sandra Starkenburg, both of Hull; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Irwin of Edgerton, Minn., and Edward of Sioux Falls, and one sister, Joanne Jansma of Sioux Falls.

Nell McCarty

Nell McCarty, 87, of Alexandria, Minn., former of Larchwood, died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Canton-Inwood Memorial Hospital.

Services are pending with Roste Funeral Home, Rock Rapids.

Lawrence Berger

Lawrence Berger, 64, of Sanborn died Nov. 3, 2001, at his home.

Memorial services were Nov. 6 in Sanborn with interment in Dunlap Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, eight children including Mrs. Richard (Christina) Hyronemus of Inwood, 22 grandchildren, four brothers and one half-brother.

Mary Weber

Mary Weber, 102, of Walla Walla, Wash., died Nov. 5, 2001.

Services were Friday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sioux Falls, S.D., with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, four sons including Roy of Alvord, 22 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and two brothers.

Bill Reckert

William Reckert, 51, of Larchwood died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at his home.

Funeral mass was Tuesday at Church of St. Mary, Larchwood, with interment in Larchwood Cemetery.

Mr. Reckert was born June 19, 1950, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Bob and Ann Reckert. He attended Central Lyon schools and St. James-Shattuck St. Mary's Preparatory School in Faribault, Minn. He returned to Rock Rapids to graduate from Central Lyon in 1969. He was a history major at Westmar College, Le Mars, three years, then spent an interim in Munich, Germany. When he returned, he transferred to North Dakota State Science College in Wahpeton, Minn., graduating with a technology degree in water resources and engineering computer design in 1974.

On Aug. 23, 1975, he married Maureen Doherty and they resided in Larchwood. He was a design technician in the water resources department at DeWild Grant Reckert & Associates Co.

He was a member of Larchwood Betterment Club and a Son of the American Revolution.

Survivors include three sons, Michael, Stephen and Daniel, all of Larchwood; his mother, Ann Reckert of Rock Rapids and two sisters, Mrs. Russell (Robyn) Olson of West Des Moines, and Meredith Reckert of Denver, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, father and grandparents, Bernard and Ruth Rozeboom and William and Zella Reckert.

Norma Edzards

Norma Edzards, 64, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at her home.

Services were Tuesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Sioux Falls, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Norma Niemeyer was born Nov. 19, 1936, at Inwood, the daughter of Edward and Eleanor (Bahnson) Niemeyer. She grew up and received her education there, attending Inwood High School.

On Oct. 23, 1954, she married Alfred Kosters. They lived in Sioux Falls where she was a homemaker and assistant manager seven years at McDonald's on Minnesota Avenue. She also worked at Litton Industries and Hardees. Her husband died June 22, 1981.

On June 4, 1983, she married Donald Edzards in Sioux Falls. They lived near Emery, S.D., before moving to Sioux Falls in 1985. She worked for Green Thumb a few years and they volunteered at North American Baptist Seminary.

Survivors include her husband; one son Mark Kosters of Rowlett, Texas.; three daughters, Mrs. David (Debra) Campbell of Mesa, Ariz., Mrs. Glenn (Sandra) Scott of Naples, S.D., and Lori West of Sioux Falls; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Warren of Sioux Falls, and one sister, Mrs. Arie (Marjorie) Boon of Rock Valley.

Leslie Lewis

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Leslie Lewis, 82, of Lompoc, Calif., died Nov. 29, 2001, at a Lompoc hospital.

Memorial services were Dec. 4 at First Presbyterian Church, Lompoc, with interment at a later date in Orebon.

Mr. Lewis was born Nov. 19, 1919, in Minnehaha County, S.D., the son of George and Emma Lewis. He grew up near Larchwood and graduated from Larchwood High School in 1936. He graduated from Drake University in 1949 and received an MBA from Golden Gate University in 1972.

He served in the navy as a mechanic and an army air corps bomber pilot in World War II. He was recalled during the Korean War, then served in Vietnam, for a total 32 years, retiring in 1972.

In 1946, he married Zelda Johnson of Little Rock.

Survivors include his wife, one son, two daughters, five grandchildren and one brother, Robert of Larchwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

Elwin Rumbold

Elwin Rumbold, 68, of Wyoming, Ill., died Dec. 2, 2001. Services were Dec. 5. He was born June 30, 1933, the son of Ezra and Lena Rumbold and married Loretta Martin May 19, 1957.

Survivors include his wife, five sons, three daughters and four sisters including Mrs. Marie (Ezra) Knobloch of Inwood and Mrs. Glen (Joyce) Metzger of Larchwood.

Dolores Kaskie

Dolores Kaskie, 64, of Inwood died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Canton-Inwood Hospital.

Services were Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Valley, with interment in the church cemetery.

Dolores Soldatke was born Sept. 28, 1937, at Grenville, S.D. After graduating from Grenville Catholic High School in 1956, she worked for Bell Telephone at Sioux Falls, S.D.

On June 8, 1963, she married Leonard Kaskie. They lived in Rock Valley where she worked at Rock Valley Bee. They later lived in Sutherland where she was secretary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church until moving back to Rock Valley in 1990. They moved to Inwood in 1998 where she lived at Fellowship Village.

Survivors include her husband; two brothers, Melvin and Joe, both of Sioux Falls, and one sister, Mrs. Leonard (Virginia) Gruby of Eden, S.D.

Lynn Hecht

Lynn Hecht, 53, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at South Ridge Health Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Memorial services were Friday at United Church of Christ, Larchwood, with interment in Larchwood Cemetery.

Mr. Hecht was born Dec. 17, 1948, in Rock Rapids, the son of Donald and Alta (Gluenkin) Hecht. He attended school in Lester and graduated from West Lyon High School in 1967. He attended mechanic school in Omaha, Neb., then worked as an auto mechanic in Omaha and Kansas City. He moved back to Larchwood in 1972 and worked at the Standard station in Lester and Larchwood. He moved to Sioux Falls in 1974 and attended Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. He worked in Sioux Falls at an auto store, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. and, from 1994-99, as a security guard for Sioux Merchant Patrol.

He was a lifetime member of the Sioux Falls chapter of Jaycees and a member of American Legion Post #15 and Moose Lodge.

Survivors include his mother of Larchwood.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Crisena Tilstra

Crisena Tilstra, 83, of Rock Valley died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2002, at Valley Manor Nursing Home.

Services were Thursday at Hawarden Community Church with interment in Grace Hill Cemetery.

Crisena Van Beek was born May 2, 1918, in Volga, S.D., the daughter of Nick and Agnes (Snoek) Van Beek.

On Oct. 12, 1937, she married Dick Tilstra in Inwood. They farmed near Doon seven years, then near Fairview, S.D. They moved to Hawarden in 1959 where she worked at Otis Radio many years. They moved to Valley Manor Nursing Home in July 1994.

Her husband died April 18, 1996.

Survivors include two sons, Richard of Hawarden and Ronald of Sioux Falls, S.D.; eight daughters, Agnes Teach of Watertown, S.D., Geraldine Ragels of Le Mars, Dianna Liston of Alcester, S.D., Mrs. William (Constance) Satter of Akron, Mrs. Kenneth (Loretta) Hillrichs of Akron, Mrs. Leonard (Rosella) Van Muyden and Mrs. John (Joan) Degen, both of Hawarden, and Mrs. Harvard (Delores) Voetburg of Rock Valley; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son, William; three grandchildren; three brothers, Gerrit, Pete and Christopher, and three sisters, Marie Van Abbema, Kate Tolsma and Agnes Haveman.

Bertha Fluit

Bertha Fluit, 93, of Rock Valley died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002, at Hegg Memorial Hospital.

Services were Saturday at Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley, with interment in Valley View Cemetery.

Bertha Korenberg was born Dec. 29, 1908, in The Netherlands, the daughter of Bert and Elizabeth (Uit de Flesh) Korenberg. She came to the Boyden area with her family when she was 11. 

On Aug. 14, 1929, she married William Fluit in Lester. They farmed northwest of Inwood until her husband died Aug. 4, 1972. She moved to Inwood in 1973 and to Valley Manor in April 1999.

Survivors include three sons, Bert and Teunis, both of Inwood, and Gerald of Rock Valley; three daughters, Mrs. Arie (Clazina) Blom and Mrs. John (Bernice) Wiekamp, both of Inwood, and Mrs. Leonard (Elizabeth) Spaans of Larchwood; 30 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and two sisters, Anna Juffer of Doon and Henrietta DeNoble of Hills, Minn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, two brothers and one sister.

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