Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Gary L. Savary 
 Gary L. Savary, 55, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, at his residence. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Satur day at Riverside Lutheran Church, with Pastor Glen Schacht officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Mr. Savary was born Feb. 10, 1943, in Sioux City, the son of Sylvester and Louise (Bell) Savary. He attended Sioux City schools, graduating from Central High School in 1962. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the 185th Air National Guard. 

He married Jean Holden on June 22, 1963, in Sioux City and later married Sharon Pearson. He married Sheryl Roupe on Sept. 19, 1997, in Elk Point, S.D. 

He was employed with the Sioux City Fire Department for 32 years, assigned to Fire Station 1, truck 1. He became a Master Fire Fighter on March 1, 1976. He had also been employed with Concrete Pipe. 

He was a member of the International Fire Fighters Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. 

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Jodi and David Kerns of Anthon, Iowa; a son, Jeff Savary of Oto, Iowa; a stepson, Rich Roupe of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Brandi, Meagan and Derrik Kerns; two brothers, Ernie and his wife JoAnn Savary of Sioux City and Steve Savary of Fargo, N.D.; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Jacobson of Frazee, Minn. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Pallbearers will be Kelly Hansen, Joel Plucker, Jack Holloway, Allen Kinzie, Richard Lindberg and Gary Stowers. 

Mabel B. Haugen 
 Mabel Bertha Haugen, 85, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. 
Saturday at Morn-ingside Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kevin Lee and Pastor Donohue Sarff officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel. 

Mrs. Haugen was born March 30, 1912, in Sioux City, the daughter of Ments and Gurine (Odegard) Haugh. She attended Sioux City schools, graduating from East High School in 1930. 

She married Martin Haugen on June 6, 1931, in Sioux City. 

She was a member of Morningside Lutheran Church, where she was a former choir member, the Rachael Circle, the Prayer Fellowship and the Scandinavian Society. 

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dr. Richard and his wife Arlene of Eugene, Ore. and Bruce of South Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Sandy and Bob Sabel of Sioux City; six grandchildren, Greg, Laurie, Paul, Matthew, Shannon and Marty Haugen; and eight great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Vanden Broek. 

Memorials in her name may be directed to Morningside Lutheran Church Endowment Fund. 
 

Agnes A. Titus 
 Agnes A. Titus, 83, of Sergeant Bluff, formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday 
at Faith Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David Fechner, pastor, and the Rev. Paul Mueller officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Mrs. Titus was born July 4, 1914, in Sioux City, the daughter of Arnt and Magda (Norman) Salberg. She graduated from Central High School. 

She married Frank H. Titus on April 9, 1938, in Jefferson, S.D. He died Dec. 24, 1982, in Sioux City. She had lived in California for 10 years before returning to Sioux City in 1980. She was employed as a waitress with the YMCA. She was also employed with Westwood Nursing Home and a nursing home while living in California. 

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. 

Survivors include three sons, Jim of Sergeant Bluff, Don and his wife Carol of Lodi, Calif. and Charles and his wife Lois of Littleton, Colo.; a sister, Margaret Cadwell of Sioux City; four grandchildren, Tricia Powers, Dolly Gross, Tami Anderson and John Titus; and nine great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, May Scott; and three brothers, Harry Art and Willard Salberg. 

Pallbearers will be Albert Homer, Rueben Bolles, Mike Anderson, John Titus, Harold Cadwell and Allen Titus. 
 
 

Laura M. Brown 
 Laura Marie Brown, 52, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, in Phoenix following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Satur day at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Carl D. Fenceroy officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Brown was born July 31, 1945, in Sioux City, the daughter of Wiley and Clara Jackson. She attended Sioux City Public Schools and the University of South Dakota. She was married to Norman Brown Sr. for several years. 

She had lived in California for five years before moving to Arizona in 1991. She was employed by the ACT Pell Grant Approval Association in Iowa City, Iowa. She later moved to Los Angeles, Calif. and became an executive recruiter for a research firm and other clients. 

Survivors include four sons, Norman Jr. and Anthony, both of Sioux City and Vincent and Robert, both of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Ronnie Murphy of Denver; two sisters, Delores Martin of Springfield, Ill. and Mattie O'Neal of Denver; her mother and stepfather, Walter and Clara Schexnayder of Sioux City; and seven grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Essie Dickinson Easley and her father. 
 
 

Thomas G. Davelis 
Thomas G. Davelis, 85, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday 
at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, with the Rev. Evangelos S. Pepps officiating. Bruial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Trisagion service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Mr. Davelis was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Moline, Ill., the son of George and Angeline (Doulias) Davelis. He was raised in Moline. 

He married Efthemia Petros on Oct. 31, 1948, in East Moline, Ill. He was a self-employed busniessman in East Moline. He owned and operated the Hat Shop and worked for the Rock Island Railroad. Then he owned and operated the 30/30 Club and the Greyhound Lounge in Rock Island, Ill. 

He moved to Sioux City in 1960, and joined the family owned business. He was a partner in Harry's Hamburger from 1960 to 1968. He later owned and operated the Interstate Cafe until 1974, when he retired. Following his retirement, he worked at the lower nine stand at the Sioux City Country Club. 

He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, where he was a past president of the church council, and the Order of A.H.E.P.A. for 50 years. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was an amateur boxer when he was younger. 

Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, George and Joan of Omaha, Neb.; a daughter and her husband, Mary and John Baryo of Sioux City; two sisters, Sophia Katsis of Sioux City and Collete Spurgetis of Rock Island, Ill.; and four grandchildren, Mia Davelis, George, Tommy and Leah Baryo. 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Angeliki; a brother, Andrew; a sister, Florence; and a granddaughter, Anna. 

Pallbearers will be Tommy and George Baryo, Kirk Michaels, Dr. Bill Maskos, Sam Gianopoulos and Gus Demetroulis. 

Memorials may be directed to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. 
 

Emily M. Seggerman 
KINGSLEY, Iowa - Emily M. Seggerman, 93, of Kingsley, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. 
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Remsen City Cemetery at Remsen, Iowa. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Correctionville, Iowa, with the Rev. Scott Meier and the Rev. Marvin Mueller officiating. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley. 

Mrs. Seggerman was born July 31, 1904, near Murdock, Minn., the daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Hodapp) Kohler. As a child, she moved to her paternal grandparents home near Remsen. She graduated from Le Mars High School in 1922. She completed the Cedar Falls, Iowa Normal Training. She taught in Fredonia Township for two years and at Meadow Township. 

She married Herman Seggerman on June 12, 1929, in Remsen. The couple lived near Remsen for 10 years. They later bought a farm in Garfield Township, Plymouth County in 1939. They moved to the family farm near Kingsley in March 1940. He died April 9, 1964. She moved to Le Mars in 1965, until entering the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab. Center in 1989. 

She was a member of United Presbyterian Church of Christ in Le Mars. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Lowell and Mary Beth of Kingsley; a daughter-in-law, Helen Seggerman Beers of Kingsley; two sisters, Lucille Arthur of LaPort City, Iowa and Gladys Noack of Calimesa, Calif.; five grandchildren, David, Karl and Brenda Seggerman, Leslie Ann Seggerman-Nagel and Pamela Locklear; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald and Larry. 
 
 

Edmund H. Bohlke 
GRANVILLE, Iowa - Edmund H. Bohlke, 83, of Reading, Minn., formerly of Granville, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at the Worthinton, Minn. Regional Hospital. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Wilmont, Minn., with the Rev. Gerald Kosse officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery at Wilmont. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church. Visitation will resume from noon until service time Saturday at the church. Lynch-Dingmann Funeral Home of Wilmont is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Bohlke was born Aug. 20, 1914, in Granville, the son of William and Mary (Schnieders) Bohlke. 

He married Agatha Grady on Jan. 6, 1941, in Granville. The couple worked and farmed in the Granville area until 1948, when they moved to Minnesota. He farmed in the Wilmont area until retiring. 

He was a member of Our Lady of Good Cousel Catholic Church. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and gun collecting. 

Survivors include his wife; six sons, Charles and his wife Dixie of Farmington, Minn., Kenny and his wife Marlis of Wilmont, Michael and Bill, both of Reading, Minn., Richard and his wife Laurie of St. Kilian, Minn., and Joseph and his wife Linda of Placentia, Newfoundland; five daughters and their husbands, Joan and Ralph Klicke of Sioux City, Mary and Edwin Schuster and Doris and Dennis Apel, all of Worthington, Julie and Dennis Klein of Iona, Minn. and Fran Bohlke of Luverne, Minn.; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Delores Colling of Spencer, Iowa and Margaret Beelner of Worthington; and a brother, Dan of Marshaalltown, Iowa. 

He was preceded in death by a sister and brother. 
 
 

Lioba M. Wimmer 
DANBURY, Iowa - Lioba "Obe" Mary Wimmer, 72, of Danbury died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. 
Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury, with the Rev. David Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Danbury Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today, with a rosary at 3:30 p.m. said by the Rosary Society and a vigil wake service at 7 p.m., at the church. Armstrong Funeral Home of Danbury and Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Wimmer was born March 31, 1925, in Danbury, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Reimer) Erlemeier. She was raised and educated in Danbury. 

She married August W. Wimmer on June 10, 1946, in Danbury. The couple farmed in rural Danbury until retiring in 1986, when they moved into Danbury. 

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Rosary Society, where she held many offices, and the St. Mary's Choir. She was involved with the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and president of the Blue Army. She enjoyed playing cards, sewing and crafts. 

Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Shirley and her husband Jim Eisenbacher of Phoenix, Ariz., Rita and her husband Dennis Nepper of Sioux City, Alice Hare of Cherokee, Iowa, Marian and her husband Melvin Pitts of Rembrandt, Iowa and Donna and her husband Stuart Dickman of Sioux City; two sons and their wives, Raymond and Sherry of Herculaneum, Mo. and Michael and Linda of De Soto, Mo.; 23 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen and her husband Dick Flammang of Sioux City and Jean Ernest of Danbury. 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth; her parents; and a brother, Ray. 
 
 

Clara J. Carritt 
UTE, Iowa - Clara Johanna Carritt, 84, of Ute died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at St. Joeph Hospital in Omaha, Neb. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, with the Rev. Pat Sparling officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Ute. 

Mrs. Carritt was born April 1, 1913, near Ute, the daughter of Hartwig and Mary (Rabe) Neubaum. She graduated from Soldier (Iowa) High School in 1930. 

She married Joseph Carritt on Aug. 22, 1931, in Omaha. The couple farmed in Monona County until retiring in 1979, when they moved into Ute. He died April 8, 1996. 

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. 

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Bob and Elaine of Denison, Iowa, Dick and Pat of Tallahassee, Fla. and Larry and Carol of Omaha; two daughters, Roma Schimmer of Carroll, Iowa and Nancy and her husband Roger Scott of Louisville, Neb.; two sisters, Edna Fish of South Dakota and Ruth Outhouse of Woodbine, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.


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