|Hallene A. Paul
Hallene A. Paul, 82, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at the Lutheran
Home, Cedar Falls, Iowa, of natural causes.
She was born December 9, 1917, in Clarinda, daughter of Harold and
Thelma Godbey Hoskins. She married George W. Paul on September 7, 1940,
Mrs. Paul graduated from the University of Iowa as a registered nurse
and was employed in the office of Dr. Harold Entz for 30 years.
She is survived by her husband; a sister Norma Varley of West Des Moines;
and two brothers, Norris Hoskins of Savannah, Mo., and Hoyte Hoskins of
She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Syre.
Services were held at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Services on West
Ridgeway, Waterloo, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Charles City. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup
Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
Odessa Scotton Pearson
Odessa Scotton Pearson was born at Northboro, Iowa, to Alta M. and
Berton T. Scotton January 20, 1905. She graduated from Northboro High School
in 1923, went to Business School in Omaha, and worked for Lisle Manufacturer
and Iowa Light and Power in Clarinda.
On June 22, 1927 she married Albert Pearson in Clarinda who was an
employee of C.B.& Q. Railroad. Later, he was bridge gang foreman and
then master carpenter of St. Joseph, Missouri, division of C.B.& Q.
Railroad. They lived in Clarinda, Craig, Missouri, and St. Joseph, Missouri.
Odessa was an active member of Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church
of St. Joseph.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter,
Mildred, two brothers, Harold Scotton and an infant brother and sister,
Surviving are two sons, Galen and Warren, of St. Joseph, Missouri;
brothers Byron Scott of Northboro, and Lyle of Lake Elsinore, California;
six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Burial was in St. Joseph on May 9, 2000. Heaton-Bowman Funeral Home,
St. Joseph, was in charge of arrangements.
Genevieve Adele Pendergraft
Genevieve Adele Johnson Pendergraft was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on
September 13, 1906 to William and Louise Erickson Johnson. She passed away
on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at the age of 93.
Her early years were spent in the Stanton and Red Oak vicinity where
she attended rural schools. She graduated from Red Oak High School in 1924.
She then attended college at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls
and taught two years in rural schools and three years 4th grade in Oakland,
She was married to Ralph Pendergraft May 28, 1931 and lived in northern
Iowa where he was superintendent of schools. In January of 1933 they purchased
the New Market Drug Store which he ran thirty-seven years.
They were the parents of Ann Adele born in 1933, Evlyn Kay in 1937
and Joel Ralph in 1944. Genevieve joined church at an early age at a country
church at Pleasant Lawn near Red Oak and later a member of the United Methodist
Church in New Market for sixty-five years. She was a fifty year member
of the Eastern Star, a Past Matron and belonged to several clubs.
She is survived by Evlyn Kay and Jake Samler of Bakersfield, California;
Joel and Jo Krin Pendergraft of Paducah, Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren;
thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; also son-in-law
Griff Taylor of New Market; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph who died March
31, 1977; a daughter, Ann Taylor June 11, 1998; a great granddaughter,
Melissa Joy Doughty age 2 years July 15, 1998; and a brother, Glenn E.
Johnson February 24, 1997, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at age of 95.
GENEVIEVE ADELE PENDERGRAFT
Born September 13, 1906
Entered Into Rest June 27, 2000
Age 93 Years 9 Months 14 Days
10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2000
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel
Pastors Dan Wiebesiek & Loren Daly
Jeff Taylor Jay Pendergraft Rick Alexander
Matt Woods Josh Woods David Woods John Doughty
Chris, Kirk & Troy Samler
Mae McKay Evelyn Briggs
Joyce Clark Shirley Larson
"Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
"It Is Well With My Soul"
Old Memory, New Market, Iowa
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Portia Wilson Pershing
Portia Wilson Pershing, 80, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly
of New Market, Iowa, died Saturday, April 8, 2000 at Colorado Springs.
Portia was born September 9, 1919, in Arispe, Iowa, to parents Charles
G. and Bernice Petrie Wilson.
Portia spent most of her school years in Blockton, Iowa, where she
made many life-long friends.
In 1935, during her junior year of high school, she moved to New Market,
Iowa, with her parents, brother Dean and little sister Janice.
Following high school graduation, Portia attended Northwest Missouri
State University for a time then moved to St. Joseph, Missouri, where she
attended a school of Cosmetology and began work as a beautician.
During this time she met her future husband, Alvin. They were married
October 12, 1940. He preceded her in death March 17, 1999. Portia and Alvin
were partners beginning with rental farms and evolving into a stock ranch
where they built their professional reputation and became known, literally,
world-wide as quality Quarter Horse Breeders.
Through the years many came to rely upon her record keeping and understanding
when filing or researching horse breeding records and reports. Portia was
renown for her ability to recite the breeding of any horse strictly from
familiarity of the many bloodlines.
Besides the horses, Portia enjoyed art, the theatre and was a voracious
reader of everything in print.
In 1984, she and Alvin moved to Colorado Springs to retire and to be
closer to their daughter. Portia's love of life, family and friends soon
won her many new friends. Portia has always been there for anyone who needed
her, family or friends. She always felt so much love and gratitude for
those many loved ones.
In these recent years it has been especially heart warming to her when
those same ones were unfailingly there for her through times of need.
Forever loving people and radiating the joy of life-good or bad, Portia
always had the coffeepot on for anybody and everybody. Her table was truly
the meeting place for everyone's hopes, frustrations, questions, plus many,
many stories and rolls of laughter. She leaves behind her daughter, Stephanie
Lewis, her grandson Jonathan Petrie Lewis, her brother, Dean Wilson, her
sister Janice Wilson Kassel and many family and dear friends.
All who knew her are the better for having shared her positive glow.
She will be missed.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 14, 2000, at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Burial was in Memory
Cemetery, New Market, Iowa.
Dustin Paul Peterson
Dustin was born to Joseph and Amy (Richardson) Peterson Tuesday, June
13, 2000 at 3:25 a.m. He was delivered at R.E. Thomason General Hospital,
El Paso, Texas.
Dustin has a sister, Taylor, age 20 months. Also surviving are his
parents; uncles Andy Peterson of Eudora, Kansas, Eric Wasinger of San Juan
Bautista, California, Jeff Richardson, Clarinda, Iowa, James Richardson,
College Springs, Iowa, and aunt, Karen Richardson, College Springs, Iowa;
grandparents Leonard and Sheryl Richardson, College Springs, Iowa; and
Kendall and Shirley Peterson, Coin, Iowa; great grandparents Glennis and
Charles Fuller, Sun City, Arizona, Connie Soots, Clarinda, and Wayne Peterson,
Coin; great-great grandmothers Beulah Swinford, Lovington, New Mexico,
Georgia Hardin, Joplin, Missouri.
A committal service for Dustin was held Friday, June 23, at Maple Grove
Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa, with Rev. John Duling officiating. Eickemeyer
Funeral Chapel of Clarinda assisted with arrangements.
Marguerite A. Phillips
Marguerite A. Phillips, formerly of Clarinda, died June 17, 2000 at
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Rusk Phillips, her parents,
and a brother.
She is survived by a sister, Wilma D. Elliott, nephews Edward and Harry
Elliott, and niece, Marguerite Elliott, and cousin Patti Feese Semanek.
Marguerite was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and
the Clarinda Chapter of the DAR.
Burial will be in the Clarinda Cemetery at a later date. Donations
to the charity of your choice.
Dean Earl Ridnour, 67, of Clarinda, Iowa, passed away Friday, April
28, 2000, at Terrace View Care Center where he resided. Dean was born August
11, 1932, in New Market, Iowa, to LeRoy Albert and Edna Whetsine Ridnour.
Survivors include his sisters Esther Miller of Bedford, Iowa, and Cleo
Anderson of Medford, Oregon. Preceding him in death were his parents, three
brothers, and one sister, Melvena Miller.
Graveside services were held Monday, May 1, 2000, at Memory Cemetery,
New Market, with Rev. John Clark officiating. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
Thelma Viola Ridnour
Thelma Viola Ridnour, 88, of New Market, Iowa, passed away Friday,
January 28, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, Kentucky. Thelma
Viola was born March 21, 1911, at Shambaugh, Iowa, to Clyde and Gertrude
Alice Martin Stevens. July 4, 1927, she was united in marriage to Neeley
Ridnour who preceded her in death December 21, 1991. She worked at Parris
& Dunn and retired from Lisle Corporation after 27 years.
Survivors include daughter, Phyllis Singleton of Erlanger, Kentucky,
daughter Marcia Hickman and husband Dwight of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, son Lyle Ridnour
of Hot Springs, Arkansas, daughter-in-law Gladys Ridnour of Shambaugh,
Iowa, son-in-law George Douthit of Clarinda, Iowa, nine grandchildren and
six great grandchildren, sisters Wilma Steeve and husband Elmer of Rancho
Cucumonga, California, and Gartha Fredrickson of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, daughter,
Mary Lou Douthit, son Stanley Ridnour, and son-in-law Charles C. Singleton.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 1, 2000, at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Russ Clark officiating. Burial was in Memory Cemetery.
William (Bill) Ross
Bill Ross, 76, of Braddyville, Iowa, died Monday evening, January 17,
2000, at Clarinda Regional Health Center. Bill was born August 26, 1923,
at Quitman, Missouri, to Oppie Henderson and Lois Frances Nichols Ross.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in China, Burma
and India. September 20, 1946, he was united in marriage to Florence Reynolds,
who survives. Bill farmed, trucked and did custom farming in the Braddyville
area. He was a 20-year member of the New Market Fire Department. Bill was
a member of the American Legion for 52 years, member of the Clarinda Masonic
Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star of Siam.
Survivors include his wife, Florence, of the home; sons, Gary Ross
and wife Myra of Maitland, Missouri, Lanny Ross and wife Carol of New Market,
Iowa; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; four step great grandchildren;
brothers, Byron R. Ross and wife Rose of North Liberty, Iowa, and Paul
I. Ross and wife Barbara of Clarinda, Iowa. He was preceded in death by
his parents, sister, Frances Ross, and one great grandson.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 20, 2000, at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Iske officiating. Masonic Rites were held
Wednesday, January 19, followed by visitation at the funeral home. Burial
was in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, with military rites by New Market
Legion Post #300. Memorials may be directed to the Braddyville Rescue or
to the New Market Rescue.
Lester D. Scheib
Lester David Scheib, 79, of Clarinda, was born March 12, 1920, at Norwich,
Iowa, to John and Edna (Gregg) Scheib. He died Saturday morning, February
26, 2000, at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda.
Graveside services were held Monday, February 28, at Clarinda Cemetery.
Memorials are directed to the Humane Society.
LESTER DAVID SCHEIB
Born March 12, 1920
Entered Into Rest February 26, 2000
Age 79 Days 11 Months 14 Days
Services Held At
Rev. John Clark
First Christian Church
Jim Hale Tom Slates
Brian Rice Marcus Casady
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Marsella Elizabeth Schnellbacher
Marsella Elizabeth Schnellbacher, formerly of Morton, Illinois, died
Tuesday morning, January 25, 2000, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa.
She was born December 22, 1912, to Lawrence and Margaret Lohnes Manker
in Dillion, Illinois.
On June 3, 1933, Marsella and Henry P. Schnellbacher were united in
marriage at Sand Prairie, Illinois. For fifteen years she was a nurses
aid in Restmor Nursing Home, Morton, Illinois. She was a member of the
Morton Womens Club, taught Sunday School, and liked gardening, flowers,
and helped at church functions. She moved to Lenox, Iowa, in 1988 to be
near her daughter, Virginia. In the mid 1990's she moved to Clarinda again
to be with Virginia.
She was preceded in death by her husband Henry in 1981, her parents,
children Lawrence Jr., and Margaret and Betty as infants, sister Irene
Thompson, and son-in-law Robert Anderson.
She is survived by her daughter, Virginia and her husband Clifford
Goecker of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren Julie and her husband Andy Thomas
of Bedford, Iowa, Janet Anderson of Des Moines, Iowa, and James Anderson
and his wife Karla of Lenox, Iowa, Keith, Craig and Marla Goecker; great
grandchildren Ryan, Seth, and Ashton Thomas, Kaleb Anderson, and Jordan,
Daniel, Megan, and Katelyn Goecker; brother Albert Manker, Maryfield, Minnesota;
sister Verla Van Winkle, Monticello, Illinois; Jacob Manker, Marcos Island,
Florida; and sister, Betty Glendening, Maryfield, Minnesota
Arrangements By Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda, Iowa
MARSELLA ELIZABETH SCHNELLBACHER
Born December 22, 1912
Entered Into Rest January 25, 2000
Age 87 Years 1 Month 3 Days
Services Held At
Lenox Christian Church
10:00 a.m. Friday, January 28, 2000
Pastor Dena Vittorio
Lenox Christian Church
James Anderson Andy Thomas
Ryan Thomas Bruce Schaefer
Craig Goecker Clyde Belding Ronnie Wurster
How Great Thou Art
Circle of Life
Wind Beneath My Wings
Mt. Hope Cemetery
10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2000
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See Marsella's Memorial in EFC's Memorial Gardens
Sieg Schroeder, age 83, of Burnsville, Minnesota, went home to be with
the Lord on March 30, 2000. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth;
his parents; and a brother, Herb.
He will be missed by his children, Steve and his wife Barb of Savannah,
Georgia, Tim and his wife Jill of Apple Valley, Minnesota, Gloria and her
husband Tom Christensen of Isle, Minnesota; grandchildren, Julie, Mark,
Tim, Jason, Brian, Hans, and Eve; great grandchildren Sydney and Lindsey;
brother, Win and his wife Lois; sisters, Flora Sylvester, Mildred and her
husband Gerhart Bluhm, Ruth and her husband Dick Krugler; cousins, nieces,
nephews and many friends.
He was a Lutheran minister most of his career. Sieg also worked with
the tape ministry at Holden Village, Washington. He loved to travel with
amateur photography being his hobby. A memorial service was held Sunday,
April 2, 2000, at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Apple Valley,
Minnesota. The Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina, Minnesota, was in
charge of arrangements.
Diana Kay Shane
Diana Kay Shane, age 43, of Everest, Kansas, died Tuesday morning,
June 20, 2000 at her home. She had cancer.
She was born at Omaha, Nebraska, January 24, 1957, the daughter of
Robert Lee and Katherine Malcolm Shields. At the age of 3, she moved with
her family to Mt. Ayr, Iowa, where she grew up and attended school. The
family later moved to Clarinda where Diana worked as a nurse aide at Clarinda
Municipal Hospital. After moving to Kansas, she worked at Casey's General
Store in Hiawatha, Kings Super Store in Horton, Stop-to-Stop Convenience
Store in Hiawatha. Diana most recently had worked for Rudolph's in Atchison,
where she was the bookkeeper and store manager for four years until declining
health forced her retirement.
Mrs. Shane was very strong in the Christian faith.
Diana married William Theodore Shane, Jr., April 5, 1979, at Grant
City, Missouri. They have made Everest their home the past sixteen years.
Also surviving are two daughters, Sophia Begesse and husband Kenneth
of Everest and Tangea Negonsott and husband Greg of Horton; her father,
Robert Shields of Clarinda, Iowa; two sisters, Bobbi Marshall of Everest
and Vicki Billington of Council Bluffs, Iowa; three grandchildren, William
Everett Begesse, Evelyn Mae Negonsott, and Joshua William Bell.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine Shields, December
Funeral service and wake was held at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at
the home of William and Diana Shane in Everest. Graveside funeral services
were held Thursday, June 22, at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa.
Memorials are suggested to the Diana Shane Memorial Fund to be designated
alter by the family. Memorials may be sent in care of the Chapel Oaks Funeral
Home, 1720 First Ave East, Horton, KS 66439, who is in charge of the arrangements.
Lois Ann (Meils) Simpson
Lois Ann (Meils) Simpson, 70, of Spring Hill, Kansas, passed away at
her home July 3, 2000. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, at
the Olathe Wesleyan Church, Olathe, Kansas, with burial in the Rose Hill
Cemetery in South Haven, Kansas. The Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 143rd
and Blackbob Rd, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born October 3, 1929 in Wellington, Kansas, and raised in Milton,
Kansas. She was a graduate of the University of Kansas with a bachelors
degree in Elementary Education. She married Loren E. Simpson February 15,
1953 in Lawrence, Kansas.
She was a teacher in the Olathe School District before taking the time
out to raise her family. The family moved to Clarinda where she was involved
in several volunteer activities which included Meals on Wheels, the Public
Library, and the Clarinda Methodist Church where she was a member. The
family then moved to Brookings, South Dakota, where she managed a book
store for several years before retiring to Spring Hill in 1994.
She was preceded in death by husband Loren E. Simpson, father Arthur
R. Meils, brother Warren N. Meils.
She leaves a son, Gregory and wife Cherrie Simpson of Lewisville, Texas;
two daughters, Kathryn and husband David Polsley of Spring Hill, Kansas,
and Rebecca and husband David Witherington of Charlottesville, Virginia;
her mother, Merle Meils of Spring Hill; a brother Richard Meils of Ponte
Vedro Beach, Florida; and six grandchildren.
Mary Josephine Sinn, a former resident of Clarinda, passed away on
January 8, 2000, in Fresno, California, at the age of 80. Jo was born in
Red Oak, Iowa, on September 23, 1919. She and her husband, Charles, a native
of Clarinda, lived here until 1966 when they moved to Fresno. Jo was preceded
in death by Charles, who passed away in 1981.
She is survived by her three sons and one daughter; Steve of Overland
Park, Kansas, Bill of Oakland, California, Bob of San Jose, California,
and Sally of Silver Spring, Maryland. She is also survived by four grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in
Fresno on January 13, 2000. March 11, 2000 a private burial will be held
in the Clarinda Cemetery.
Velma Laura Smith, 93, of Braddyville, Iowa, died February 2, 2000,
at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Velma was born
February 18, 1906 on a farm near Braddyville, Iowa, where she still resides,
to Henry and Effie E. Mitchell Smith.
She was a graduate of Amity High School, College Springs, Iowa. In
1941 she went to Oregon to work for a short time and returned to the area
and began working at Lisle Corporation in 1943. Velma worked at Lisle Corporation
1943-1971 retiring at age 65. She faithfully attended the Lisle Corporation
party for the past 29 years, this past year attending with her nephew,
Paul Smith. She was a member of the College Springs Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include nephews, Paul Smith and wife Gertrude of Clearmont,
Missouri; Kenneth Smith and wife Marjorie of College Springs, Iowa; niece,
JoAnn Van Fosson of Ralston, Nebraska; thirteen great nieces and nephews
and many great, great nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Alice Smith
of College Springs, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents and
brother, Vivan Smith.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 5, 2000, at Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home with Rev. John Duling officiating. Burial was in the Maple
Hill Cemetery, College Springs. Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian
Church, College Springs.
Darrell D. Snodderley
Darrell D. Snodderley, 80, of Clearmont, Missouri, died Sunday morning,
January 23, 2000, at Heartland East Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Darrell was born November 25, 1919, at Elmo, Missouri, to Dale and
Addie Carpenter Snodderley. He was a graduate of Elmo High School. Darrell
was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army.
April 11, 1948, he was married to Ruth Anna Hamilton, who survives.
Darrell farmed until 1964, and then operated the Snodderley Lumber
Yard of Clearmont for 35 years. He was a member of the Bradley-Carver American
Legion Post #492 of Elmo, Missouri, a member of the Board of MidAmerican
Lumberman's Association, and a member of the Clearmont Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of the home; children, Juliane Midkiff
of Owensville, Missouri, Steve Snodderley and wife Judy of Elmo, Missouri,
Herb Snodderley and wife Brenda of Clearmont, Missouri; eleven grandchildren
and sister Lola Lee Van Fosson of Shenandoah, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by parents.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at the Elmo
Methodist Church with Rev. Elizabeth Brakhage and Rev. Jack Yates officiating.
Burial was in Lamar Cemetery near Elmo with military rites by Bradley-Carver
American Legion Post #492 of Elmo. Memorials were directed to the Building
Fund of the Bradley-Carver American Legion Post #942 of Elmo. Walker-Merrick
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Naomi M. Snodderley
Naomi M. Snodderley, 97, died at her home in Elmo, Missouri, on Saturday,
March 4, 2000. She was born August 15, 1902, in Atchison County, Missouri,
the daughter of Amos M. and Ida Jane Clark Hood.
Naomi graduated from High School at Christian College at Camden Point,
Missouri, and attended Northwest Missouri State College in Maryville, Missouri,
and received a teaching certificate. She taught school in Mount Tabor and
Possem Walk in the Elmo, Missouri, area. Naomi became postmaster of Elmo
in the fall of 1933 and retired in 1969.
Naomi was a member of the Elmo Christian Church for over 90 years where
she taught Sunday School and played the piano. She was a member of the
Elmo Legion Auxiliary.
Preceding her in death were her parents, sisters Beulah Handley, Nellie
Herrick, Pearl Bailey, Rachel Race and brothers Charles Hood, Robert Hood
and Earl Hood.
She is survived by daughter Carol Lynn Snodderley of the home, nieces,
Barbara Butler of Burlington Junction, Missouri, Carolyn Brewer of Westboro,
Missouri, nephew Byron Bailey of Leesburg, Virginia, and many great nieces
Services were held Wednesday, March 8, at the Christian Church, Elmo,
with the Reverend Tom Hamilton officiating. Burial was in High Prairie
Cemetery near Elmo. Memorials were directed to Elmo Christian Church or
the Elmo Legion Auxiliary. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of
Francis T. Sondag
Francis T. Sondag, 85, of The Kensington, Hastings, Nebraska, died
Saturday, February 5, 2000, in Hastings, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial
was Wednesday, February 9, at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church,
Portsmouth, Iowa, with Father Paul Monahan officiating. Burial with military
rites was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Portsmouth.
Francis was born October 6, 1914, in Portsmouth, Iowa, to Joseph P.
and Mary (Hammes) Sondag. He graduated from St. Mary's High School, Portsmouth,
Iowa, in 1931. In 1940 he graduated from Iowa State University. He served
in the United States Army Air Corp from 1941 through 1946. On June 9, 1944,
he married Dorothy M. Gale who preceded him in death June 26, 1970. After
the war Francis came back to Clarinda to run a farm implement business
until he retired. In 1978 he moved to Lake Worth, Florida. In 1996 he moved
to Hastings, Nebraska, where he was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic
Church. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #98 in Clarinda
and an honorary life member of the Lions Club in Clarinda.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy Sondag, sister
Marie Sondag, and brothers Monsignor Joseph Sondag and Ted Sondag.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Robert and Susan Sondag
of Hastings, Nebraska; granddaughters Christine and Elizabeth Sondag; sisters
Suzette Langenfeld, and Barbara and husband Richard Heller; brother Richard
and wife Leona Sondag, and one sister-in-law Joan Sondag, all of Portsmouth,
Iowa; plus many nieces and nephews.
Butler-Volland Funeral Home, Hastings, Nebraska, was in charge of arrangements.
Harry Stewart, 97, of Versailles, formerly of Eldon, died Friday, May
26, 2000 in Versailles.
He was born May 25, 1903, in Taylor County, Iowa, to Ed and Ara Wilson
Stewart. On July 21, 1927, he was married in Page County, Iowa, to Connie
Jones, who died May 27, 1997.
Mr. Stewart was superintendent of Central Missouri Turkey Hatchery
until his retirement. He had been a resident of Lee House in Eldon prior
to moving to Versailles in March.
As a young man Mr. Stewart worked on the farm with h his father and
after marrying farmed on his own. He later took a job with Cudahay in Bedford,
Iowa, and drove a truck on a creamery route and processed poultry. When
Cudahay opened a feed and hatchery operation, Mr. Stewart went to work
at the hatchery.
In 1954, Mr. Stewart joined the Waite brothers at their hatchery in
Eldon. He was active in the Eldon First Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Ed Stewart of Discovery Bay, California, and
Robert Stewart of Brentwood, California; six grandchildren; eight great
grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild;
and a sister, Faye McClarnon of Clarinda, Iowa. He was preceded in death
by his son, Paul.
Funeral services were held at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Burial
was in the Eldon Cemetery. Memorial are suggested to the Eldon First Baptist
Church or the American Diabetes Foundation.
Donna Stone, age 55, of Shambaugh, Iowa, died Monday, May 29, 2000,
at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Donna was born in Jacksonville,
Ohio, October 20, 1944, to Donald F. and Pearl Christine Lindquist Mingus.
Donna had been employed at Four Sons and A&W and was currently assistant
manager of Hardee's Restaurant.
Survivors include children, Daniel Stone of Shambaugh, Iowa, Christine
Nicholson and husband Bill of Corning, Iowa, John Stone of Braddyville,
Iowa, Tamara Stone of Camp Pendleton, California; five grandchildren; mother,
Pearl Adamich of Burke, Virginia; sister, Mary Harris and husband Larry
of Alexandria, Virginia; brother, Louis Adamich and wife Yolanda of Burke,
Virginia; and husband, Richard Stone of Braddyville. She was preceded in
death by her brother, John Lindquist.
Memorial services were held Friday, June 2, at Walker-Merrick Funeral
Home, Clarinda, with Pastor Scott Denham officiating. Memorials may be
made in her name. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Roger Allen Tryggestad, age 65 of Viroqua, Wisconsin, long time owner
with his wife Lois of the Viking Inn in Viroqua died Thursday, February
3, 2000 at the McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas, from complications
He was born August 3, 1934 in Viroqua to Lyle and Ethel (Erickson)
Tryggestad. He graduated from Viroqua High School in 1952 where he was
active in boxing and football.
On June 4, 1952 he married Lois Getter in Viroqua. He worked for Getter
Beverage for three years and then owned a milk route from 1957-62. They
moved to Clarinda, Iowa, in 1962 where they owned and operated the A&W
Root Beer Stand until 1970. They moved back to Vernon County in 1971 and
farmed at rural Westby. On July 1, 1972 they purchased the Viking Inn which
they operated until 1977 when they sold it to their sons and wives, David
and Laura Tryggestad and John and Karen Tryggestad.
He was a member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church, La Belle Masonic Lodge
No 84, Zor Temple of Madison, Scottish Rites, Valley of La Crosse and Viroqua
Eagles No. 2707. He also had been an active member of the Viroqua Area
Chamber of Commerce.
Roger is survived by his wife, Lois; one daughter Sue (Don) Evans of
Omaha, Nebr.; three sons, Ron Tryggestad of Denver, Colorado, David Tryggestad
and John Tryggestad, of Viroqua, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren; three
sisters, Janice Hauger, Pine River, Minnesota, Mary Ann Hanson of Elcho,
Wisconsin, Jean Tryggestad of Peekskill, New York; one brother-in-law Richard
Albrecht of La Crosse; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded
in death by one grandson, Alan Andrew Tryggestad, his parents, one sister,
Eloda, and one brother Wyman.
Funeral services were held on February 9, 2000 at the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in Viroqua, Wisconsin, with burial in the Viroqua Cemetery.
Masonic services were conducted by LaBelle Lodge No 84.
Voigt P. "Bud" Uhlich
Voigt P. (Bud) Uhlich, 86, died Saturday, July 22, 2000 at the Frontier
Personal Care Center in Livingston, Montana, following a lengthy struggle
with cancer. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place with
burial in the Mountain View Cemetery. Dokken-Nelson Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements. A service was held at Grace United Methodist Church
Friday, July 28, 2000.
He was born August 15, 1913, in Sterling, Nebr., to George and Nellie
Woodring Uhlich. He lost his parents when he was eight and was raised in
a foster home on a farm in Iowa and continued the rural life for several
years after marrying Maxine McCorkle in Maryville, Mo., in 1935. The lure
of a better life with the railroad brought the Uhlich family to Livingston,
Mont., in 1942. Following a move to Glendive, Mont., in 1949, Mr. Uhlich
brought his family back to Livingston in 1958 to finish his 33 year railroading
career with the Northern Pacific. He retired from machinist work in 1975.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and also enjoyed many years as
an active member of the Elks Lodge.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing the Yellowstone River and several years
of motorcycle touring through Montana and surrounding states.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Uhlich; brother, sister,
Survivors include a son, Roger Uhlich of Evanston, Wy; daughter, Sharon
Henderson of Helena, Mt; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law
Veva M. Gustafson of Red Oak, Ia, and Mary E. Swanson of Clarinda, Ia.