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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, in Clarinda.
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 Bolchow, Mo.
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, Mildred.
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, Iowa.
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. 
FUNERAL INFORMATION 
GENEVIEVE ADELE PENDERGRAFT 
Born September 13, 1906
Omaha, Nebraska 
Entered Into Rest June 27, 2000
Clarinda, Iowa 
Age 93 Years 9 Months 14 Days 
Services Held
10:30 a.m. Friday, June 30, 2000
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel 
Clergy
Pastors Dan Wiebesiek & Loren Daly 
Pallbearers
Jeff Taylor Jay Pendergraft Rick Alexander
Matt Woods Josh Woods David Woods John Doughty 
Honorary Pallbearers
Chris, Kirk & Troy Samler
Mae McKay Evelyn Briggs 
Organist Vocalist
Joyce Clark Shirley Larson 
Music Selections
"Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
"It Is Well With My Soul" 
Interment
Old Memory, New Market, Iowa 
Arrangements By
EICKEMEYER FUNERAL CHAPEL
Clarinda, Iowa 

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 Tempe, Arizona.
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 Ridnour 
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.
FUNERAL INFORMATION
LESTER DAVID SCHEIB
Born March 12, 1920
Norwich, Iowa
Entered Into Rest February 26, 2000
Clarinda, Iowa
Age 79 Days 11 Months 14 Days
Services Held At
Clarinda Cemetery
Clarinda, Iowa
Clergy
Rev. John Clark
First Christian Church
Clarinda, Iowa
Pallbearers
Jim Hale Tom Slates
Brian Rice Marcus Casady
Arrangements By
EICKEMEYER FUNERAL CHAPEL
Clarinda, Iowa 

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
FUNERAL INFORMATION
MARSELLA ELIZABETH SCHNELLBACHER
Born December 22, 1912
Dillion, Illinois
Entered Into Rest January 25, 2000
Clarinda, Iowa
Age 87 Years 1 Month 3 Days
Services Held At
Lenox Christian Church
10:00 a.m. Friday, January 28, 2000
Clergy
Pastor Dena Vittorio
Lenox Christian Church
Pallbearers
James Anderson Andy Thomas
Ryan Thomas Bruce Schaefer
Craig Goecker Clyde Belding Ronnie Wurster
Organist Vocalist
Jan Beach
Brandy Bryant
Music Selections
How Great Thou Art
Circle of Life
Wind Beneath My Wings
Interment
Mt. Hope Cemetery
Tremont, Illinois
10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2000
Arrangements By
EICKEMEYER FUNERAL CHAPEL
Clarinda, Iowa
See Marsella's Memorial in EFC's Memorial Gardens 

Sieg Schroeder
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. He survives.
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 28, 1998.
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 Sinn
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 Smith
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 and nephews.
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 arrangements. 

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
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
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 Tryggestad
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 of cancer.
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, and granddaughter.
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.


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