Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Donald M. Gallagher 
Donald M. Gallagher, 81, of Sioux City died Thursday at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. at Larkin Northside Funeral Home. 
 
 

Geraldine Cannon 
Geraldine Mae Cannon, 77, of La Porte, Ind., formerly of South Sioux City, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at La Porte Hospital. 
Memorial Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at La Porte Presbyterian Church in La Porte with the Dr. W. WIlliam Wimberly II officiating. The body was cremated. There was no visitation. Cutler Funeral Home Inc. of La Porte was in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Cannon was born April 23, 1920, the daughter of Harry V. and Mae (Brindley) Fouts, in South Sioux City. She graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1938 and attended the University of Nebraska. She married Craig W. Cannon on Feb. 23, 1941 in South Sioux City. They lived in New Berlin, Wisc. before moving to La Porte in 1972. The couple worked together on their farm. She was a member of La Porte Presbyterian Church and had served as deacon. She was also involved in local 4-H and several bridge clubs. 

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Judge Sally L. Loehrer of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sons, Craig Woodrow Cannon of Colville, Wash., and Dr. Thomas Shelby Cannon of Winona, Texas; a granddaughter, Jolene Cannon; and a sister, Connie Wright of Genoa, Neb. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Fouts. 

Memorials may be directed to La Porte 4-H or La Porte Presbyterian Church. 
 
 

Anna Harrigfeld 
Anna Katherine Harrigfeld, 90, of South Sioux City died Friday, Feb. 20, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dale Jirouske officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery at Emerson, Neb. Visitation will be 1 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Harrigfeld was born June 29, 1907, the daughter of Henry and Henrietta (Krusemark) Johnsen, in Pender, Neb. She married Will C. Harrigfeld on Feb. 19, 1926, in Sioux City. He died Feb. 17, 1994 in South Sioux City. 

She was a member of First Lutheran Church. 

Survivors include four daughters, Norma Harrigfeld of Sioux City, Joan Earnshaw of Peoria, Ariz., Maxine Tichacek of Montgomery, Texas, and Wilma Flaherty of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Janet; two brothers; and two sisters. 

Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church, South Sioux City. 
 
 

John J. Tripp 
John J. Tripp, 58, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Allen D. Call, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Cremation will follow the services. Interment will be in Floyd Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mr. Tripp was born July 28, 1939, the son of Leonard and Rosella K. (Jacobsen) Tripp, in Sioux City. He was a lifelong Sioux City resident. He was employed with W. A. Klinger Construction Co. at the time of his death. He was a member of the Abu Bekr Shrine and the Eagles Aerie Lodge of South Sioux City. He enjoyed being a cotton candy and balloon vendor at numerous local parades and public functions. 

Survivors include a brother and his wife, Jimmie and Coletta of Houston, Minn.; two aunts; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 
 
 

Evelyn Learned 
Evelyn Learned, 83, of Sioux City died Friday at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness. 
Services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. 
 
 

Hazel M. Hartnett 
Hazel M. Hartnett, 90, of Sioux City died Friday in at the home of her daughter in South Sioux City after an extended illness. 
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday with a Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 
 
 

Carol Luther 
Carol Ann Luther, 56, of Sioux City, died Friday at Countryside Retirement Center in Sioux City. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Billy Sunday Memorial Tabernacle. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christy, Smith & Hockenberry Funeral Home. 
 
 

Sandra Singleton 
Sandra (Craft) Singleton of Port Orange, Fla., formerly of Sioux City, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 5, 1998, at her home. 
Services were held Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Port Orange. 
 

Douglas Cole 
WAYNE, Neb. - Douglas Cole, 52, of Wayne died Thursday at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wayne. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Schumacher Funeral Home in Wayne with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at the church. 
 

Lillian E. Kaster 
HULL, Iowa - Lillian Caster, 85, of Hull died Thursday at Sioux Center Community Hospital 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Hull. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull. 
 
 

William Van Voorst 
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - William Van Voorst, 80, of Sioux Center died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1998, at Sioux Center Community Hospital. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Netherlands Reformed Church in Sioux Center with the Rev. John Den Hoed officiating. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m., preceding the service, in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was Friday. Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Van Voorst was born Sept. 18, 1917, the son of Jacob and Jeanette (Vande Hoef) Van Voorst, near Alvord, Iowa. He attended various country schools. He married Alice G. Dibbet on April 24, 1941, near Hull, Iowa. They farmed near Perkins Iowa, Doon Iowa, and Orange City, Iowa. The couple retired to Sioux Center in 1979. He enjoyed translating Dutch books. 

He was a member of Netherlands Reformed Church in Sioux Center, where he served as an elder for 46 years. 

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Wayne and his wife, Arlene, of Sioux Center, James and his wife, Linda, of Bend, Ore., Carl and his wife, Jan, of Orange City, Marvin of Duluth, Minn., and Dave and his wife, Lisa, of Nooksack, Wash.; six daughters, Janet and her husband, Willard Post, of Doon, Iowa, Sheryl and her husband, Norm Vande Berg, of Pipestone, Minn., Esther and her husband, Ron Van Der Brink, of Sioux Center, Norma and her husband, Steve Van Vliet, of Orange City, Ruth and her husband, Warren Vander Helm of Sioux Center, Leann and her husband, Mike Klootwyk, of Orange City, and ReNae Van Voorst of Orange City; 36 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two brothers, Maurice of Rock Valley, Iowa, and James of Sioux Center; four sisters, Gert Hoogendoorn and Jeanette Vanden Top, both of Rock Valley, Iowa, and Marie Vander Stouwe and Henrietta Vonk, both of Sioux Center; and two sisters-in-law, Jennie Van Voorst of Rock Valley and Jeanette Van Voorst of Orange City. 

He was preceded in death by three granddaughters; five brothers, Jake, John, Henry, Sam, and Harry; and a 2-year-old sister. 

Pallbearers will be Terry Post, Ben Van Der Brink, Mike Haverhals Curt Van Voorst, Chris Van Der Brink, and Alex Van Voorst. 
 
 

Steven Skogman 
Steven Jon Skogman, 44, of South St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Ireton and Sioux City, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, of cancer. 
Services were held Feb. 16, 1998, in St. Paul, Minn. Southern-West Funeral Home of South St. Paul was in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Skogman was born Nov. 23, 1953, the son of Alfred and Madelyn (Vander Schoor) Skogman, in Canton, S.D. His family moved to rural Ireton in 1955. He graduated from West Sioux High School in Hawarden, Iowa in 1972. He married Janey Sluyter in Sioux City. 

He was employed by the C&NW Railroad in Sioux City as a brakeman and conductor, and until his death, as an engineer out of St. Paul. 

Survivors include his wife, Brenda; a son, Chad of St. Paul; a stepdaughter, Shawna of St. Paul; a sister, Delores and her husband, Don Abbey, of McCook, Neb.; and two brothers, Jerry and his wife, Norma, of Hawarden, and Charles and his wife, Elaine, of Ireton. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 
 
 

Percival J. Peterson 
 ELK POINT, S.D. - Percival J. Peterson, 85, rural Elk Point, died unexpectedly, Thursday at Dakota Hospital in Vermillion, S.D. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point with Rev. Mary Feistner officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be at noon Sunday with a prayer service at 4 p.m. and a Masonic Service immediately following at Anderson Funeral Home in Elk Point. 

Mr. Peterson was born Jan. 13, 1913, the son of Andy and Alice Peterson, in rural Elk Point. He attended rural school district #73 for eight years. He graduated from Elk Point High School in 1932. He took a short course in agriculture at South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. He married Thelma Mulford on June 18, 1945, in rural Elk Point. They farmed in rural Elk Point on the family homestead until he retired at age 65. 

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Elk Point. He was a past president and 50-year member of Masonic Order A.F. & A.M. #3 in Elk Point, and was a 32nd degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in Yankton, S.D. He was a member of Abu Bekr Shrine Temple, Jesters, and past president of Sahibs in Sioux City. He was also a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Wynoka Chapter #107 in Elk Point. 

Survivors include his wife; three sisters-in-law, Arlene Cozad, Milda Mulford, and Margaret Hermsen, several cousins, and several nieces and nephews. 

A memorial has been established to the Abu Bekr Crippled Childrens Transportation Fund. 
 
 

Herman W. Simmons 
JACKSON, Neb. - Herman W. Simmons, 89, of Jackson died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at an Emerson, Neb. nursing home. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Jackson with the Rev. Michael Printy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Hubbard, Neb. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home, and from 3 to 8:30 p.m. with a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a scriptural wake service at 7:30 p.m. at the church. 

Mr. Simmons was born Feb. 21, 1899, the son of Antone and Mary (Arsenmacher) Simmons, in rural Hubbard, Neb. He married Addene L. Evans on Feb. 14, 1938, in Hubbard. The couple farmed on the family homestead until 1982 when they moved to Jackson. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Jackson. 

Survivors include his wife and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. 

Pallbearers will be his nephews. 
 
 

William J. Henke 
AKRON, Iowa - William J. "Buzz" Henke, 75, of Akron died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron with the Rev. William Flemr officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. 

Mr. Henke was born Oct. 1, 1922, the son of John and Mayme (Talbott) Henke, in Union County, S.D. He attended the Sayles country school and high school in Elk Point, S.D. He married Lois Marie Weidenfeller on Oct. 25, 1948, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. He worked for the creamery in Akron, trucked for Ray Jesperson and Don Caskey, and had been a street superintendent for the City of Akron for 18 years. He was an 18 year member of the Akron Fire Department, former board member of the Akron Men's Bowling Association, and former member of the Akron Golf Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, trapping and hunting. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Bill and Linda of Chatsworth, Iowa, and Leonard and Connie of Akron; a daughter, Elizabeth Gallentine of Omaha, Neb; three grandchildren, Chad Graves, Danny Henke and Melisa Gallentine; a brother and his wife, Wayne and Marion of Elk Point, S.D.; a sister, Margaret Eden of Puyallup, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Merlin, Kenneth, and Les. 

Pallbearers will be Sonny Lennon, Lee Harris, Bob Popken, Stan Rolfes, Ed Williams, Bob Bouwman, and Rich Henke. 
 
 

Doris Bellwood 
AKRON, Iowa - Doris Mae Bellwood, 78, of Akron died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at the Akron City Convalescent Care Center in Akron following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron with the Rev. Steven G. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday with the family present 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Bellwood was born May 10, 1919, the daughter of Hiram and Almina (Fate) Holm, in Union County, S.D. She married Lowell Bellwood on June 26, 1935, in Le Mars, Iowa. He died Aug. 28, 1995. They farmed until 1972. After moving to Akron, she was a nurses aid in Akron from 1963 to 1981. She enjoyed ceramics as a hobby after retiring. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Norma and Henry Hankamer of Santa Fe, Texas; a son and his wife, Gregory and Madonna of Akron; five grandchildren, Rick, Rodney, and Russell Hankamer of Santa Fe, and Nickolas and Zachary Bellwood of Akron; and seven great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister. 

Pallbearers will be Ricky Hankamer, Rodney Hankamer, Russell Hankamer, Gary Moffatt, Randy Willms, and Bryon Roggatz. 
 
 

Ardean T. De Haan 
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Ardean De Haan, 56, of Orange City died Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas due to lung complications. 
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Orange City with the Rev. Steven Vander Molen and the Rev. David Sterk officiating. Burial will be prior to the service in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. There will be a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Mrs. De Haan was born Sept. 11, 1941, the daughter of Alfred and Henrietta (Overman) Franken, in Rock Valley, Iowa. She was raised in Carmel, Iowa. She married Roger Dean De Haan on June 20, 1961. They lived on a farm northwest of Orange City until 1989, when they moved into town. She also worked part time at Southtown Grocery. 

She enjoyed camping, and visiting friends while in Arizona for the winter. She was a member of First Reformed Church, where she belonged to the Naomi Circle and was very active in service organizations. 

Survivors include her husband; three sons and and their wives, Rick and Tina of Shkodra, Albania, Terril and his wife, Ronda, and Brent and his wife, Patti, all of Orange City; a daughter and her husband, Lori and Mark Bloemendaal of Orange City; 10 grandchildren, Kristi, Blake, Jill, Andrew, Janna, Davis, Teryn, Teylor, Caleb, and Grace Ann; three sisters, Alice and her husband, Herb Remmerde, of Rock Valley, Freda Bartels of Carmel, and Mary Ann and her husband, Butch Van Veldhuizen, of Turner, Ore.; a brother Alvin Franken and his wife, Sue, of Sioux Center. 

She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Blackie Bartels. 

A memorial fund is being established at the Albanian Church in Shkodra. 
 
 

Myrtle L. Schulz 
LE MARS, Iowa - Myrtle L. Schulz, 90, of Le Mars died Friday at The Abbey in Le Mars. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Le Mars Church of Christ. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. 
 
 

Dorothy Den Beste 
RUTHVEN, Iowa - Dorothy Den Beste, 76, of Ruthven, formerly of rural Sheldon, died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church of Sheldon. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Service.


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