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Frances L. Leavengood
Frances L. Leavengood, age 88, of Danbury, Iowa, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Mapleton, Iowa. 
Graveside service was held 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 7 at Liston Township Cemetery, Danbury and a memorial service will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16 at the Danbury United Methodist Church in Danbury with Pastor Glen Houts., Jr. officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Danbury-Mapleton. 
Frances Laura Leavengood was born March 14, 1912 at Danbury, Iowa, the daughter of Carl F. and Pearle (Frentress) Brown. She graduated with the Danbury High School class of 1930 and continued her education at the University of Northern Iowa where she graduated in 1934 with a degree in education. She was united in marriage to Mervyn B. Leavengood in 1946 in Worthington, Minnesota. They made their home in Battle Creek, Iowa until his death in 1966. 
Frances began her teaching career in Neola, Iowa. She also taught in Dallas, Iowa and Battle Creek, Iowa and was a member of the staff at the Ida Grove High School. At the time of her retirement, she lived at the Brown family home, caring for her mother until her death in 1981. She moved into Maple Heights Care Center in Mapleton, Iowa in 1987. 
Antiquing and shopping for bargains were a special part of her life. She took great pride in her friends, former students and especially in her nieces and nephews and their families. 
Her family includes her sister, Violet Anderson of Appleton, Minnesota and Violet's children, Dick and his wife, Harriett Anderson of Danbury, Iowa, Carla and her husband, Jim Taurinskas of Mendota Heights, Minnesota, and Leora Anderson and her husband, Butch Moening of Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Great nieces and nephews include Patrick, Shannon and Jason Anderson, all of Danbury, Iowa and Peter and Brian Taurinskas, both of St. Paul, Minnesota. 
Along with her husband, Frances was preceded in death by her parents. 

Mary Warner
Mary F. Warner, age 72 of Sioux City, Iowa, and formerly of Mapleton, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Indian Hills Rehab and Nursing Center in Sioux City. 
Services were held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 11 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City with Father Kevin Richter officiating. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Mapleton. A rosary was held Monday by the Catholic Daughters of America at 4:00 p.m. and a vigil wake service at 7:00 p.m. at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. 
Mary Frances Warner was born May 20, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Flammang) Jacoby in Mapleton, Iowa. She married Paul W. Warner January 2, 1952 in Mapleton. He died December 21, 1997 in Sioux City. She had lived in Sioux City since 1963. 
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Rosary Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the D.A.V. Auxiliary, and the Royal Neighbors. 
Survivors include one son, Michael J. Warner and his wife, Vicki of Sioux City; two daughters, Alice C. Cone and her husband, Mark of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Susan J. Warner of Sioux City; four sisters, Teresa Diimig of Danbury, Iowa, Kathleen James of Sioux City, Isabelle Steele of Ida Grove, Iowa and Beatrice McCall of Soldier, Iowa; four grandchildren, Sarah Jane Abbott, Brandon D. Cone, Grant W. Cone and Sean M. Warner. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and five brothers, John, Tony, Silven, Benedict and Peter Jacoby. 

Archie Harrell
Elaine Collins received word Thursday, June 29th of the death of her uncle, Archie Harrell in Spring Hill, Florida. 
Archie was the husband of Ollie Reinbold, daughter of L.A. and Bertha Reinbold. Anyone wanting to send condolences, her address is Mrs. Olive Harrell, 9225 Sanborn St., Spring Hill, Florida 34608, phone 352-686-3678. 

Douglas Glassel
Douglas Dean Glassel, age 67, of Danbury, Iowa, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. 
Memorial services were held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at Our Lady of Good Council in Holstein, Iowa, with Msgr. Mark Duchaine officiating. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home of Ida Grove. 
Born September 22, 1932, in Iowa City, Iowa, Douglas was the son of Roy and Alberta (Peters) Glassel. His boyhood was spent in the Clarion and Belmond areas. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. On June 16, 1955, he married Joan Uhl in Sioux City. The couple was later divorced. 
Doug worked for Bekins Company in Sioux City and Omaha for many years. Following his retirement, he worked part-time in Holstein at the Good Samaritan Center, Lohff-Schuman Memorial Community Center, and at V.T. Industries. He was a member of the Eagle's Club in Omaha, and in his spare time enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, playing bingo, and keeping up with current events. 
Survivors include his good friend, Joan Glassel of Danbury; one son and his wife, Ricky and Bonnie Knutson of Sioux City; five daughters and their husbands, Linda Glassel of Coralville, Chris and Don Schable of Hubbard, Peggy and Jimmy Rykhus of Boulder City, Nevada, Diane and Dale Jenkins, and Janet and David Schmidt, all of Ida Grove; 13 grandchildren, Alicia and Demetria Knutson, Katie Glassel, Amanda Beery and her husband, Todd, Allie Jo and Joshua Schable, Erica Glassel, Corey and Malana Hansen, Zachary, Derie and Kiley Regennitter, and Dustin Schmidt; and one great-grandchild, Allie Marie Beery. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, John Glassel; a granddaughter, Rhianna Glassel; and a great-granddaughter, Mariah Glassel. 

Harlan Wilcke
Harlan Charles Wilcke, age 83, of Ida Grove, Iowa, died Saturday, July 1, 2000, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove, with Rev. Gerald M. Fisch officiating. Burial followed in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Ida Grove. A Scripture Service was held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral in Ida Grove. 
Born November 5, 1916, in Holstein, Iowa, Harlan was the son of Chris H. and Lydia (Will) Wilcke. He attended rural schools and CCC Camp, and was married to Leona M. Bauer on February 10, 1943 at St. Martin's Catholic Church in Odebolt. The couple farmed north of Ida Grove since 1943. 
Survivors include three brothers, Walter and his wife, Helen Wilcke of Texas, Floyd Wilcke and Wendell and his wife, Jean, all of Battle Creek, Iowa; four sisters, Phyllis Christie, Marie and her husband, Alvin Schultz, and LaVaughn Spotts, all of Battle Creek, and Isabelle Plagge of Fremont, Nebraska; two sisters-in-law, Minnie Bauer of Mapleton and Emily and her husband, Henry Renze of Arthur; and several nieces and nephews. 
Harlan was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leona on August 4, 1996; a brother, Ervin Wilcke; a sister, Frances Rohwedder; three brothers-in-law, Harlan Christie, Dan Spotts, and Fred Plagge; and two sisters-in-law, Helen and Mable Wilcke. 

Alma Jones
Alma Sophia Jones, age 98, of Missouri Valley, Iowa died Saturday, June 24, 2000 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley. Alma was born March 19, 1902 in Alta, Iowa to Anders Hanson and Bengta (Nilson) Tillgren who came from Sweden. 
Alma's early years were spent in Buena Vista County. She was married to Alfred Bert Jones in 1920 and they made their home in Missouri Valley. Alfred died in 1958 and Alma went to work at the Memorial Hospital in 1959 until 1964. 
She is a member of the Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary and was past unit and County President, and the Memorial Hospital Retirees. 
Survivors include her daughter: Jean Butler and husband Robert of Charter Oak, Iowa; sons: Darwin of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Ronald and wife Faye of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Milton and wife Doris of Council Bluffs, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren. 
Alma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Alfred, sisters and brothers. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 28 at the United Methodist Church in Missouri Valley, with Pastor Dick Krambeck officiating. 
Casket Bearers were her 'Grandsons', John Milton Jones, Dennis Eugene Jones, James Ronald Jones, Bryce Butler, Jeffrey Butler and William Butler. 
Interment was at the Oak Grove Cemetery, Missouri Valley, Iowa.

William Clubine
William L. Clubine, age 73 of Mapleton, Iowa, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000, at Sioux City, Iowa. 
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton with Pastor Bob Fritzmeier officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mapleton, with military honors by the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton. Sharon Kruse was the organist and soloist for the service and music was 'How Great Thou Art' and 'The Old Rugged Cross'. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Armstrong Chapel. 
William Lawrence Clubine was born March 9, 1927, at Mapleton, Iowa, the son of Millard and Mary (Cox) Clubine. He lived almost his entire life on a farm east of Mapleton. He graduated with the Mapleton High School Class of 1945. Bill served his country for two years in the United States Army. On February 23, 1950, he was united in marriage to Lucille Lane. 
He was a member of the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton. Survivors include Lucille, his wife of 50 years; three sons, Michael and his wife, Jennifer of Boone, Iowa, Patton Clubine of Mapleton, Iowa, and Clayton and his wife, Leisa of Mundeline, Illinois; two sisters, Mabel Shaver of Sioux City, Iowa and Dorothy Ehlers of Dunlap, Iowa; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter, along with many other relatives, neighbors and good friends. 
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and four sisters. 
Pallbearers were Larry Mordhorst, Jim Fried, Charles Kloewer, Robert Lane, Elmer Palmer and Doug Seils. 

Donald Withee
Donald Dean Withee Sr., age 67, of Sloan, Iowa, died at his residence on Friday, June 23, 2000, following a lengthy illness. 
Mr. Withee was born August 22, 1932, at Orchard, Nebraska, the son of Rev. Jesse A. and Joanne Marie (Hansen) Withee. He graduated from the Laurel, Nebraska, high school in 1950. He served in the Air Force and the 185th Air National Guard from 1950 to 1969. On July 14, 1954, he married Thelma Irene Ellis at Seguin, Texas. The couple moved to Sioux City in 1956, to Smithland in 1972 and moved to Sloan in 1995. Mrs. Withee died December 9, 1996, in Sioux City. He was employed by the postal service until retiring in 1974. 
He was a member of the Smithland United Methodist Church and Leslie F. Seaton American Legion Post #666 of Smithland. He enjoyed boating and fishing. 
Survivors include five sons, Donald Jr. of Whiting, Robert and his wife, Denise of Sioux City, Michael and his wife, Tonya of Deloit, Iowa, Gary of Anchorage, Alaska and David of Sloan; five granddaughters and one grandson; one brother and his wife, Roger and Arlys Withee of Goodyear, Arizona; and one sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Dean Honnen of Lincoln, Nebraska. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and one granddaughter, Danielle Withee. 
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at the United Methodist Church, Smithland, Iowa, with Pastor Karen Handke officiating. The organist was Mrs. Myron Armour and the soloist, Mr. Myron Armour, sang the selections, 'Amazing Grace' and 'How Great Thou Art'.
Casket Bearers were Gary Worrell, Russ Worrell, Clayton Kluver, Gary Kluver, Scott Blakely, and Paul Frahm. 
Interment was in the Little Sioux Township Cemetery, Smithland, Iowa, with military rites by Leslie F. Seaton American Legion Post #666, Smithland, Iowa, Dennis McCall, Commander. 
Arrangements were made by the Willman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Rodney, Iowa. 

Alice Albers
Alice Lucille Albers, age 83, of Cushing, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. 
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2000, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Midway, in rural Battle Creek, Iowa, with Rev. Tom Sabel officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul Cemetery, rural Battle Creek, Iowa. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek. 
Born February 23, 1917, in Woodbury County, Iowa, Alice was the daughter of Arnold and Mary (Jensen) Strackbein. On August 21, 1935, she married Harold Albers at Midway. The couple farmed in the Battle Creek and Oto communities before moving south of Cushing in 1944, where they farmed until retiring to Cushing in 1971. 
Alice was a life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was baptized on March 25, 1917, and confirmed March 20, 1932, and over the years participated in the women's organizations. 
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Rev. Gordon and Charlotte Albers of Austin, Texas and Wayne and Kaye Albers of Holstein; one daughter and her husband, Bevereley and Raymond Bergmann of Aurelia; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Gladys Strackbein; and one brother-in-law, Willard Gebers. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold on September 4, 1992; one son, Gary Arnold Albers; a grandson, Dale Raymond Bergmann; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Meister; two brothers, Arthur and Edward Strackbein; and one sister, Ethel Gebers. 

Alice Albers
Alice Lucille Albers, age 83, of Cushing, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. 
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2000, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Midway, in rural Battle Creek, Iowa, with Rev. Tom Sabel officiating. Burial followed in St. Paul Cemetery, rural Battle Creek, Iowa. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek. 
Born February 23, 1917, in Woodbury County, Iowa, Alice was the daughter of Arnold and Mary (Jensen) Strackbein. On August 21, 1935, she married Harold Albers at Midway. The couple farmed in the Battle Creek and Oto communities before moving south of Cushing in 1944, where they farmed until retiring to Cushing in 1971. 
Alice was a life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was baptized on March 25, 1917, and confirmed March 20, 1932, and over the years participated in the women's organizations. 
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Rev. Gordon and Charlotte Albers of Austin, Texas and Wayne and Kaye Albers of Holstein; one daughter and her husband, Bevereley and Raymond Bergmann of Aurelia; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Gladys Strackbein; and one brother-in-law, Willard Gebers. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold on September 4, 1992; one son, Gary Arnold Albers; a grandson, Dale Raymond Bergmann; and a great-granddaughter, Lauren Meister; two brothers, Arthur and Edward Strackbein; and one sister, Ethel Gebers. 

Lola Bohall
Lola B. Bohall, age 87, of Newton, Iowa and formerly of Schleswig, Iowa, died Tuesday, September 5, 2000, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Baxter. 
Services were held 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 8, at Reese Chapel in Newton, Iowa. Burial was in the Smithland Cemetery, Smithland, Iowa, Saturday, September 9 at 1:00 p.m. 
Lola was born December 13, 1912 at Schleswig, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Lola Keith Berka. She had been a Waymaster for Woodbury County, a truck driver and owned and operated her own cafe. She married Harold Bohall October 14, 1944 at Council Bluffs, Iowa. She had lived in Newton from 1952 to 1962 and had returned to Newton in 1984 till the present time. 
She loved music and played the keyboard, gardening and was an avid reader. 
Survivors include three sons, Robert Miller of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Dwayne Groate of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida and Gregory Bohall of Newton, Iowa; two daughters, Patricia Lou Fryrear of Bowling Green, Missouri and Carla Sutton of Newton; 21 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 1993; five brothers, one sister and one granddaughter. 

Danny Book
Danny Book, age 31 of Anthon, Iowa, died Sunday, September 3, 2000, at Sioux City, Iowa. 
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 7 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon, Iowa, with Pastor Karen Handke officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Anthon. Sharon Kruse was the organist for the service and Richard Mack was the soloist. Music was 'Amazing Grace' and 'I Bow on My Knees and Cry Holy'. A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Armstrong Chapel in Anthon. 
Daniel Steven Book was born July 19, 1969, at Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Emmett Vernon and Helen (Gotto) Book. He lived his entire life in the Anthon community where he attended school at the Anthon-Oto High School. He worked for the Gothier Mink Ranch and for Rick Benson. He was most recently working for Stan and Daron Petersen. 
Danny was an avid hunter and was a member of the Siouxland Coon Hunters Club, the Iowa State Coon Hunters, the Little Sioux Fish Club, the Anthon Coyote Hunters, and the Posse Deer Club. He was a very active and gifted bass fisherman. He was also a committed fan of the Dallas Cowboys Football team. 
Those survivors left to cherish Danny's memory include his mother, Helen Book of Anthon, Iowa; two brothers, John and Randy Book, both of Anthon, Iowa; three sisters, Penny and her husband, Gerald Yaremko of Correctionville, Iowa, Cindy Book and her fiance, Ben Prescott of Anthon, Iowa and Sandy Book at home in Anthon; his maternal grandmother, Joyce Gotto of Anthon; six nieces and nephews, Whitney and Bradley Yaremko, Ethan and Emilee Book, and Jaycee and Kassidy Prescott, along with several other relatives, neighbors and good friends. 
Danny was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Billy Joe, his paternal grandmother, and his maternal grandfather. 
Honorary pallbearers were Sandi Book, Daron Petersen, Ben Prescott, Don Kessler, Karl Paulsen, Gerald Yaremko, Blacey Bennett, Tracey McDermott, Andy Walters, Blake Perkins, Stan Petersen, Cory Brown, Lee Kessler, Hank Putzier, Zack Newton, Angie Merrill and Rod Graves. 
Pallbearers were Randy Book, Billy Gotto, Jr., Shane McDermott, Phirman Downing, Jim Bernard, Tony Nelson, Jamie Downing and James Merrill. 

Irma Dorothy
Irma J. Dorothy, age 87, of Joplin, Missouri, formerly of Mapleton, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Spring River Christian Village in Joplin. 
She was born in Mapleton, Iowa, in 1913 and attended school in Mapleton, and graduated from Mapleton High School. After graduation, she moved to Rockford, Illinois in 1936 where she was a legal secretary until her retirement in 1978. Soon after that she moved to Artesia, New Mexico, to assist in any way she could at Artesia Christian College which existed at that time. She was an office secretary, secretarial science instructor, college choir accompanist, college hostess, and also helped in the cafeteria or any place where there was a need. She loved every minute of it. While living there, she required heart surgery, so in 1989 she moved to Joplin, Missouri to live closer to family members. She was much loved and admired by the Spring River Village residents and staff, and also, at the church where she was active until health problems restricted her activities. 
Irma had traveled extensively to other parts of the world, especially to places connected with missions. She spent a month in Indonesia with John and Dorothy Harper while they were serving as missionaries there in the 1970's. She was a talented and gifted Christian lady who lived a beautiful, giving, caring life and will be sorely missed by the many, many lives she touched. 
Survivors include five nieces, Dorothy L. Harper of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Doris Harding of Whiting, Iowa, Joan Kraft of East Moline, Illinois, Donabelle Alvano of Sioux City, Iowa, and Mary Ann Harding of East Moline, Illinois; one nephew, Ronald Jay Jordan of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; six great-nieces and nine great-nephews; numerous great-great nieces and nephews; and cousins and other relatives. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Blanche Jordan in 1993; the spouses of her five nieces; and one great-niece and one great-nephew. 
Memorial services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at Spring River Christian Village Chapel in Joplin, Missouri, with officiants Chet Shaw, Minister and Sherman Nichols, Minister. Musicians were Janet Keller, Pianist and Rick Keller, Vocalist. Selections were 'Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus', 'I Love To Tell The Story', 'I'll Fly Away', and 'God Be With You'.
Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2000, at St. Clair Cemetery, Ute, Iowa, with Pastor Donald R. Ludwick officiating. Local arrangements were by Pearson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Onawa, Iowa. 

Wayne Scheer
Wayne K. Scheer, age 57, of Mapleton died Wednesday, September 6, 2000, in Omaha, Nebraska, following a lengthy illness. 
Services were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 9 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton with Pastor Scott Fiege officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mapleton. Karen Krusen was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, 'Abide With Me', 'How Great Thou Art' and 'I'm But A Stranger Here'. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. 
Wayne Keith Scheer was born February 7, 1943, at home in rural Mapleton, Iowa, the son of Edwin William and May C. (Wasmund) Scheer. He grew up on the farm and received his education in the Danbury and Mapleton area and graduated with the High School Class of 1962. It was then that he started farming and continued to do so until 1989 when he was forced to quit farming due to ill health. He was a member of the Pork Producers. 
On September 6, 1970, Wayne married Bonnie Fick at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton where he was a lifelong member. 
In September of 1990, Wayne underwent a liver transplant and just a year and a half later, he suffered a stroke, all of which disabled him. In 1996, he had a kidney transplant. Wayne remained proud of the fact that he had endured the transplants and enjoyed the time he spent on picnics with other transplant recipients. 
Wayne was a member of the Lutheran Layman League, where he played on the dart ball team from 1964 to 1979 and was captain of the team from 1965 to 1967. He was also a member of the Aid Association for Lutherans, and served as Financial Secretary and Recording Secretary at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. In November of 1994, Wayne took over the responsibility of being a Weather Observer, a position his mother had had for decades. He was president of the Ostomy Club and did voluntary work for other ileostomy patients. A talent Wayne had and took pride in, was his penmanship skills. 
Survivors include two sons, Darin Scheer of Soldier, Iowa and Mark Scheer of Kansas City, Missouri; one daughter, Carla Johnson and her husband, Jason of Bronson, Iowa; one brother, Daryl Scheer and his wife, Connie of Mapleton, Iowa; one sister, Jean Watson and her husband, Howard of Liberty, Missouri; one aunt, Dorothy Pope of Mapleton, Iowa, and one granddaughter, Chelsea Johnson, along with other relatives, neighbors and friends. 
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents. 
Pallbearers were Randy Krueger, Marvin Buettner, Wilbert Hauschildt, Ronnie Wasmund, Dale Buettner, and Don Wasmund. 

Cornie Siebersma
Cornie Siebersma, age 71, of Ankeny, Iowa, and formerly of Mapleton, died Saturday, September 2, 2000, at Ankeny, Iowa.
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 6 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton, with Rev. Edmund Tiedeman officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Mapleton, with military honors by the American Legion Loren Hollister Post #496 of Mapleton. Marie Whiteing was the accompanist and soloist for the service and music was 'How Great Thou Art' and 'What A Friend We Have in Jesus'.
Cornie Siebersma was born September 2, 1929 at Sheldon, Iowa, the son of Steve and Hattie (Stapert) Siebersma. He grew up and was educated in Sheldon. He served his country in the United States Army from March 16, 1951 until March 8, 1953, stationed in Korea. 
On November 2, 1956, Cornie was united in marriage to Joan Lois Van Velzen at Worthington, Minnesota. They lived in Sheldon where he worked for the Sheldon Police Department until 1969, when the family moved to Mapleton, Iowa. He then worked for the Mapleton Police Department and later for the Woodbury County Sheriff's Department. In 1985, they moved to Santa Cruz, California, where Cornie worked in security. They moved to Ankeny, Iowa in 1992 where they have resided until the present time. 
Those survivors left to cherish Cornie's memory include Joan, his wife of 43 years; one son and his wife, Terry Lee and Kathy Siebersma of Mapleton, Iowa and one daughter and her husband, Judi Lynn and Dennis Wieben of Ankeny, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Amy, LeAnn, Jennie, Brad and Jeff Siebersma and Jamie Jo and Nicole Wieben; one great-grandchild, Bailey Siebersma; two brothers, Steve 'Bud' Siebersma and his wife, Fern of Milford, Iowa and Julius 'Nook' Siebersma and his wife, Anna Mae of Coal City, Illinois; three sisters, Loretta Peterson and her husband, Jack of Worthington, Minnesota, Geraldine Borgman and Lucy Wibben, both of Sheldon, Iowa, along with several other relatives, neighbors and good friends. 
Cornie was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Jennie, an infant son, Allen Dwayne and an infant daughter, Jacquelyn. 
Honorary pallbearer was Joe Hansen. 
Pallbearers were Dennis Wieben, Brad Siebersma, Jeff Siebersma, Stan VandenBerg, Rich Borgman and Frank VandenBerg.


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