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Myrtle Copeland
Myrtle M. Copeland, age 67, of Mapleton died Wednesday, August 30, 2000, at Mapleton, Iowa. 
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 1 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Mapleton with Pastor Shirley Textor officiating. Burial was in the Nishnabotna Cemetery, Manilla, Iowa. Marie Whiteing was the organist and soloist for the service. Music was 'Amazing Grace', 'What a Friend We Have In Jesus' and 'Rock of Ages'. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton. 
Myrtle Mae Copeland was born May 1, 1933, at Ocheyedan, Iowa, the daughter of Edgar and Bernice Boles. She graduated from Sibley High School with the class of 1951. On November 21, 1954, she was united in marriage to Garnet Copeland at Sibley, Iowa. They lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and California and returned to Iowa in 1979. Garnet passed away October 15, 1990. Myrtle resided on a small acreage until recently when she entered Maple Heights Nursing Home at Mapleton, Iowa. 
She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Mapleton. 
Those survivors left to cherish Myrtle's memory include two sons, Wayne Copeland and his wife, Debra of Ricketts, Iowa, and Lee Copeland of Mapleton, Iowa; one daughter, Jane Pingle and her husband, Jason of Odebolt, Iowa; one grandson, Jack Pingle; five brothers and their wives, Robert and Lennie Boles of Des Moines, Iowa, Marvin and Winona Boles of Florence, Missouri, Jim and Joyce Boles of Spirit Lake, Iowa, Dennis and Michele Boles of Springdale, Arkansas, and Daryl and Lowe Boles of Bentonville, Arkansas; two sisters and their husbands, Betty and Kenneth Graves of Odessa, Missouri and Joyce and Bill Janelle of Portland, Texas, along with several other relatives, neighbors and good friends. 
Along with her husband, Myrtle was preceded in death by her parents. 
Pallbearers were Wayne Copeland, Lee Copeland, Jason Pingle, Tom Graves, Kim Graves, Don Bubke and Bill Riecks, Jr. 

Rick Forch
Rick G. Forch, age 42, of LeMars, and formerly of the Anthon-Oto community, died Monday, August 28, 2000, at Sioux City, Iowa. 
Services were held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon with Rev. Edmund Tiedeman, Rev. Thomas Munn and Sister Mary Claire Walling officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Oto, Iowa. LaMona Welte was the organist for the service and Ann Bass, soloist and St. Joseph Choir provided the music. A vigil wake service was held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the eulogy by Pastor Karen Handke, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Armstrong Funeral Home of Anthon. 
Ricky Gerald Forch was born June 3, 1958, at Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Gerald and Sally (Beeson) Forch. His childhood years were spent in the Anthon and Oto, Iowa area. He received his education in Climbing Hill, Iowa and in the Anthon-Oto Schools. He moved to Sioux City, Iowa, where he worked for Weinberg Investments and in 1992, moved to LeMars, Iowa where he was employed at Plymouth Life. 
Those survivors left to cherish Rick's memory include his parents, Gerald and Sally Forch of Oto, Iowa; one brother and his wife, Dennis and Rosemary Forch of Oto, Iowa; one sister and her husband, Natalie and Dr. Jeff Krohn of Kingsley, Iowa and two nephews, Cody and Trevor Forch, along with several other family members and a host of good friends. 
Rick was preceded in death by one sister, Shelley Forch, his paternal grandparents, George and Mildred Forch, and his maternal grandparents, Butch and Mabel Beeson. 
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. David and Janie Krohn, Mick and Donna Drea, Don and Kathy Johnson, Ron and Jerane Hayworth, Gary and Karen Sawin, Joe and Doris O'Connell, Clair and Opal Maguire, Brian and Cheri Cox, Jerry and Willie Weber, Bill and Cleon Dicus, Lyle and JoAnn Groth and John and Shirley Beach. 
Pallbearers were Terry Green, Mark Cloud, Todd Tripp, Mark Gothier, Tony McDermott and Zachary Krohn. 

Evelyn Koithan
Evelyn V. Koithan, age 65, of Mapleton, Iowa, and formerly of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, died Friday, August 25, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 29, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton with Pastor Scott Fiege officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mapleton. Norma Jean Dose was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, 'How Great Thou Art', 'Rock of Ages' and 'Amazing Grace'. A prayer service was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday evening at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. 
Evelyn Jean Koithan was born November 17, 1934, in Sioux City, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer and Erma (Gilbert) Justi. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She was raised in northwest Iowa and graduated from Sergeant Bluff High School. She furthered her education by attending St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing and graduating in 1956. She worked as a registered nurse for Doctor Wilson and Wilson in Sioux City, Iowa prior to going on to be Director of Nursing at Hartley Memorial Hospital in Battle Creek, Iowa. She also served in this capacity at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa and eventually at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton until 1974, when she retired from her nursing career to devote her entire attention to her family and home. 
Evelyn was united in marriage to George C. Koithan, son of George and Elsie Koithan, March 17, 1957, in Sioux City, Iowa. They settled in Mapleton, Iowa, where her husband farms. They had three sons, Dr. Kirk C. Koithan, Daniel C. Koithan and Dr. Thomas K. Koithan. Her love for her family and friends was a reflection of the occupation she pursued in the care field as a nurse. She was always concerned with the well being of all. 
Those survivors left to cherish Evelyn's memory include George, her husband of 43 years, residing on the farm near Mapleton, Iowa; Dr. Kirk Koithan and his wife, Cheryl, as well as their children, Douglas, Stephen, and Sarah, all of Sioux City, Iowa, Daniel and his wife, Carol and their children, David, Jeffrey, Ben, Eric, and Alisa, all of Mapleton, Iowa, and Dr. Thomas Koithan and his children, Mary Katherine and Morgan of West Des Moines, Iowa; her mother, Erma of St. Petersburg, Florida; her brother, Dennis of St. Petersburg, Florida and his children, Evelyn's nephews, Dennis and Douglas of Aurora, Colorado and her uncle Carl Justi of Palm City, Florida, along with many other relatives, neighbors and good friends. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Justi of St. Petersburg, Florida. 
Honorary pallbearers were Don Ladwig, Dennis Justi, Jr., Steve Nieland, Douglas Justi, Gary Gilbert and Don Doyle. 
Pallbearers were Dave Dixon, Steve Stodola, Chuck Lee, Richard Drees, Doug Brouillette and Dr. Jack Ganzhorn. 

Bill Wollenhaupt
Wilhelm 'Bill' Wollenhaupt was born December 9, 1905, in Bittermark Kreis (County) Dortmund Horde, Germany and died on August 19, 2000 at home. He was 94 years 8 months old. 
Bill was the son of Heinrich Friederich and Emma (Karthaus) Wollenhaupt. He was baptized, confirmed and educated in Germany. Bill came to the United States in 1929 at the age of 24. Upon reaching New York, he was put on a train to Omaha, Nebraska. He was met there and was brought to Treynor, Iowa, where he worked on various farms until 1934. At that time Bill took employment in a butcher shop in Elk Horn, Nebraska, which proved to be the beginning of his business career. 
In 1936 Bill established Bill's Market in Schleswig, Iowa. Bill was known by many as 'Bill the Butcher'. He was a butcher, sausage maker and grocer. He was the originator of Schleswig Sausage. He once received a note of appreciation from President Eisenhower for some pit-cooked barbecued beef that Bill had provided as the president was campaigning through Denison by train. Minnie and Bill ran the grocery store, meat market and locker plant together until 1965 when Bill was seriously injured in an auto accident. Minnie continued to manage the business until they retired in 1967. 
Bill led a full and varied life. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, Schleswig Business Club, a 32-Degree Mason and a Shriner. He was an excellent bowler and loved to golf, garden and travel. He was also an avid rockhound, coin collector, and wine maker. Bill loved to play cards. Perhaps you remember seeing him at the Golf Course Club House playing Euchre, up town playing with the old boys, or playing poker at family gatherings. 
Bill married Minnie Geise on May 24, 1936. They were blessed with two daughters. Bill is survived by his two daughters, and four grandchildren. Daughters: Marie Reineck with husband, Bob and Linda DuShane. Grandchildren: Bob Reineck with wife Lynne and children Dustin and Amber; Scott Noll; Christie Buckrop with husband Bradley and daughter Melinda; and John Reineck with wife Anne and daughters Becky and Tessa. His brother Henry and sisters, Bernardina and Hildegard also survive Bill. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife, Minnie, two brothers and one grandson. 
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at the United Church of Christ, Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Susan Babovec officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery, Schleswig. Dorothy Jessen provided the organ accompaniment for soloist, Rubie Kastner singing, 'The Old Rugged Cross' and 'Nearer, My God, To Thee' and congregational hymn, 'How Great Thou Art'. Those serving as pallbearers were Kurt Wollenhaupt, Bradley Buckrop, Dennis Bumann, John Reineck, Richard Geise, Carrol Olsen, Bob Reineck, Scott Noll and Fred Geise. A Masonic Service was held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig. The family invited everyone at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Women's Guild. 

Garnet Friedrichsen
Garnet Lorraine Friedrichsen was born at Hayes Township, rural Ida County, Iowa, October 9, 1915, the daughter of Henry and Rosina Thiede Brockman. She was received into God's Kingdom of Grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism October 28, 1915 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Grant Township and confirmed in her Christian Faith March 24, 1929 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. She received her education from Schleswig High School. On March 11, 1939, Garnet was united in marriage with Leroy Friedrichsen at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. Their union was blessed with one daughter, Eileen. They made their home on the family farm near Schleswig and it was there they raised their daughter. 
Leroy passed away October 12, 1981, and the following year Garnet moved into Schleswig. In November of 1999, she moved back to the farm to make her home with her daughter and son-in-law. Due to failing health, she entered Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City on June 27, 2000. On July 28, 2000 she moved to Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison and it was there her death occurred Saturday, August 19, 2000. At the time of her death she had attained the age of 84 years, 10 months and 10 days. 
Garnet was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig. After Leroy died she went to several senior citizens functions where she enjoyed visiting and dancing. She also enjoyed her many card clubs, but, most important to Garnet were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Including her husband, Garnet was also preceded in death by her parents. 
Survivors include one daughter, Eileen Streck and her husband, Marvin of Schleswig; three grandchildren, Sonya Sherrill and husband, David of Sioux City, Iowa, Ryan Streck and his wife, Deborah of Muscatine and Brent Streck and his wife, Laurie of Omaha, Nebraska; and two great-grandchildren, Tess and Todd Sherrill, both of Sioux City. 
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 22, 2000, at the Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa, with the Rev. Merle Mahnken officiating. Music for the service was provided by Larry Boeck singing, 'How Great Thou Art' and 'Old Rugged Cross'. Marlene Hight served as organist. Casket bearers included Brent Streck, Ryan Streck, David Sherrill, Palmer Moeller, Clarence Friedrichsen and Donald Kluver. Interment was at the Morgan Township Cemetery at Schleswig, Iowa. Following the interment the family invited everyone to Shorty's in Schleswig for lunch and fellowship. The Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements. 

Glen Iversen
Glen J. Iversen, age 89, of Ute, Iowa, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at Mesa, Arizona. 
Services were held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 25 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute with Pastor Edgar Bode officiating. Burial was in Grange Cemetery, Honey Creek, Iowa, with military honors by the American Legion Aaby Post #442 and the V.F.W. Post #5605, both of Ute, Iowa. Creta Teut was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, 'I Know That My Redeemer Lives' and 'Amazing Grace'. A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Ute, Iowa. 
Glen Joacum Iversen was born May 17, 1911, the son of Marenus and Mattie (Rebehn) Iversen, at Beebeetown, Iowa where he grew up and was educated. 
On October 25, 1941, Glen was united in marriage to Ethel Wohlers in Omaha, Nebraska. The couple then lived in McQuillen, Iowa. Glen served his country with the United States Army in World War II, having participated in the Battle of the Bulge. After his honorable discharge from the service, the couple lived at Missouri Valley, Iowa, and then Mondamin, Iowa for 10 years. In 1958, they moved to Ute, Iowa, where Glen and Ethel were employed as custodians at the Charter Oak-Ute High School in Ute for 19 years, retiring in 1976. Ethel died September 2, 1988. 
Glen was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute. He was also an active member of the American Legion for 55 years, having most recently been a member of the Aaby Post #442 of Ute. 
Those survivors left to cherish Glen's memory include one son and his wife, Richard and Marque Iversen of Englewood, Colorado; one daughter, Sharyl Rudolph of Mesa, Arizona; four grandchildren, Kelly Rudolph, Mason Rudolph and his wife, Charisse, Courtney Iversen and Caitlin Iversen and two great-grandchildren, Haydin and Randi Rudolph, along with other relatives, neighbors and good friends. 
Along with his wife, Glen was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. 
Pallbearers were Dan Head, Gary Price, Rick Clark, Andy Riester, Jeff Clark and Matt Earlywine. 

Thomas Anderson
Thomas L. 'Buster' Anderson, age 79, of Missouri Valley, Iowa, died Friday, August 11, 2000 at Westmont Care Center in Logan, Iowa. 
Tom was born April 17, 1921 in Castana, Iowa, to Thomas and Agnes (Brown) Anderson. He graduated from school in Castana, Iowa and on April 24, 1948 married Mary A. Kline. Tom's early years were spent working at Omaha Steel. Later he worked as a welder for Blair Manufacturing and farmed his own farm near Magnolia, retiring in 1985. Mary died January 1, 1994. 
Survivors include his sons: Ernie and wife, Lily of Gulfport, Mississippi, Thomas Lyle Jr. and Ann of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Dale and Janet of Missouri Valley; daughters, Hilda Roach and Robert of Logan, Iowa and Sharon Anderson of Great Bend, Kansas; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. 
Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; parents, brothers and sisters. 
Visitation with the family was held from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. 

Mathew Gotto
Mathew P. Gotto, age 71, of Carson City, Nevada, died Friday, August 11, 2000, at his residence. 
A native of Mapleton and Castana, Iowa, he was born August 11, 1929 to Math and Anna Windeshausen Gotto and lived in Carson City for the past 10 years, coming from Valenicia, California. 
Gotto was a bartender and worked for Shell Oil Co. for years. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the American Legion and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Castana High School in 1947. 
Surviving is a son, Robert E. and daughter, Kathleen Woolford, both of Carson City; a step-daughter, Karen Ferris of New York; three grandchildren of Carson City; one sister, Pauline Schueller of Charter Oak, Iowa; five brothers, Cletus of Council Bluffs, Leonard of Ute, Gilbert of Castana, Clifford and Sylvester of Long Beach, California. 
Cremation services will be Saturday, September 23, at Truckee Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Reno Memorial Cremation and Burial Society. 

Jerry Neubaum
Jerry L. Neubaum, age 50, of Mapleton, Iowa, died suddenly Friday, August 25, 2000, at Mapleton.
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 28 at St. John's United Methodist Church in Mapleton with Pastor Shirley Textor officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mapleton. Marie Whiteing was the organist and soloist for the service. Music included 'Give Me Jesus' and 'Let's Go To God'. A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. 
Jerry Lee Neubaum was born August 14, 1950 at Mapleton, Iowa, the son of Edmund A. and Margaret (Ellis) Neubaum. He was a lifelong resident of Mapleton where he graduated with the Maple Valley High School Class of 1970. From that time until now, representing 30 years, Jerry worked at Mac's Chevrolet and Pontiac in Mapleton where he managed the body shop. He also did bodywork on cars at his home. Jerry was the person who organized and initiated the Classic Car Show for the Mapleton September Fest. 
Jerry served his country with the Army National Guard, Company C. Second Battalion Mechanized 133rd Infantry at Mapleton from 1970 to 1976. 
On August 7, 1977, Jerry was united in marriage to Debbie Jean Messenbrink at Onawa, Iowa. To this union, two sons were born. 
He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Mapleton as well as a 20 year member of the Mapleton Volunteer Fire Department. The safety meetings he attended were of great importance to him. He also loved go-carts, drag races and demo-derby's as well as being a lifelong devoted fan of Elvis Presley. However, the greatest love in Jerry's life was his family. He was well known in the community as a very happy man who loved to tell a good joke. He sincerely appreciated the time he shared with his friends who were many both here at home and in Florida. Jerry brought something positive to everyone he knew and for that reason and many others, he will be truly missed. 
Those survivors left to cherish Jerry's memory include Debbie, his wife of 23 years; two sons, Aron and his friend, Amanda McCandless, and Ryan, all of Mapleton; one grandson, Bradyn Leon McCandless; one brother and his wife, Jon and Barbara Neubaum of Okoboji, Iowa; two sisters, Jan J. Genter and her husband, Ronald of Midland, Texas and Judy A. Kuehl and her husband, Gary of Mapleton, Iowa; along with many nieces and nephews, neighbors, co-workers and good friends. 
Honorary groups were Mapleton Volunteer Fire Department and Mac's Chevrolet and Pontiac Employees. 
Honorary pallbearer was Bradyn Leon McCandless. 
Pallbearers were Toni Elmquist, Scott Jacobson, Bruce Jacobson, Tony Christophersen, Owen Zediker, Tom Wright, Perry O'Connor, Ron Kunze and Dean Bubke. 

Dorothy Schultz
Dorothy Edith Marie Schultz was born December 5, 1908, the daughter of Julius and Rose Detmers Knop. She died Thursday, August 10, 2000 at the Eventide Nursing Home in Denison, Iowa, at the age of ninety-one. 
Dorothy was born in O'Neill, Nebraska and was baptized in Christ at the Lutheran Church in O'Neill. She was confirmed on May 6, 1923 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Soldier Township, Charter Oak by Rev. O. Lossner and received her education in the Immanuel Lutheran School, Soldier Township. 
On May 19, 1929, Dorothy was united in marriage to Leonard F. Schultz at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Soldier Township. The couple made their home on the Schultz family farm near Schleswig until moving to town in 1954. 
Dorothy was a devoted member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig and their Ladies Aid, where she served as president for two years. She also served as past president of the St. Paul's Ladies Aid in Hanover Township. She was a very loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who was devoted to her family. Dorothy enjoyed needlework and in her leisure time, she enjoyed fishing, bingo and socializing in cards. In her younger years, she was very active and enjoyed bowling. 
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Milford; three brothers, Fred, Arthur and Paul Knop and one sister, Marie Ullerich. Survivors include two sons, Lorenz Schultz and his wife, Joydine of Schleswig and Roger Schultz and his wife, Maria of Sioux City; one daughter, Jolene Sievers and her husband, Harlow of Branson, Missouri; one daughter-in-law, Delores Schultz of Charter Oak; ten grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2000 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Merle Mahnken officiated the service and grave side rites held at the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. Marlene Hight provided the organ accompaniment for congregational hymns, 'Asleep in Jesus', 'The Lord's My Shepherd' and 'I'm But A Stranger Here'. Those serving as pallbearers were Rhonda Puls, Sherry Hornung, Randall Schultz, Bradley Schultz, Royce Schultz, Kelly Pruneau, Sheila Schultz, Rebecca Unzicker, Zachary Schultz and Jordan Schultz. The family invited everyone in attendance at the service to join them in fellowship and lunch at the church, served by the Ladies Aid. The Huebner Funeral Home in Schleswig was in charge of arrangements.


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