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Carol Miller 
 Carol Lyle Miller, 63, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, in Sioux City, after a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. 
Monday at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Fred Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christy, Smith & Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Carol was born Dec. 19, 1934, in Sioux City, the daughter of Anthony Robert and Lillian (Smith) Colwell. She moved to Vancouver, Wash. where she graduated from Vancouver High School, later returning to Sioux City. She worked for Bishops Cafeteria as a hostess until 1986, after which she was employed as a customer service representative for MCI. 

She was a very active member of the First Church of the Nazarene and the Senior Citizens Center in Sioux City. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Debbie and Al Knight of Sioux City; a son and his wife, Chuck and Katie Miller of Sioux City; three sisters, Kate Britton, Emma Lou Desy, and Ruth Mitchell, all of Vancouver; three brothers, Rex Colwell, Roger Colwell, and Rolla Colwell, all of Vancouver; three grandchildren, Amanda and Chad Knight, and James Miller. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters. 

Pallbearers will be Dave Asmussen, Galen Bennett, Dave Kaufman, Steve Nelson, Keith Offerman, and Elvis Shanks. 
 
 

Edward A. Bookhart 
Edward A. Bookhart, 79, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Christy, Smith & Hockenberry Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Francis, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Westfork Township Cemetery in Climbing Hill, Iowa. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mr. Bookhart ws born July 11, 1918, the son of Francis Morris and Selia (Luinstra) Bookhart, in Sioux City. He attended Sioux City Public Schools including East High School. He married Elva G. Jorgensen on Nov. 1, 1939, in Sioux City. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He was employed with D.W. VerStegen Printing Co. as a pressman for over 20 years until the company closed. He was later employed by Cargill until his retirement in 1983. She died Nov. 21, 1992. He was a member of the Printers and Pressman's Union and American Legion Post #697. He enjoyed gardening. 

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Bookhart and Gloria and her husband, Dave Urban, all of Sioux City; a brother, James and his wife, Lois, of Sioux City; and three grandchildren, Amy Buus, and Brett, Brian, and Shane Urban. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son, David; two brothers, George and Virgil; and three sisters, Minnie Brody, Sadie McNaughton, and Martha Wenham. 

Pallbearers will be Shane Urban, Chris Buus, Brett Urban, Brian Urban, Jim Bookhart, and Jerry Jorgensen. 
 
 

Monica D. Sands 
Monica D. Sands, 6-week-old infant daughter of James and Allison Sands of Sioux City died Thursday Feb. 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Graceland Park Cemetery Chapel with Tim Schmadeke of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. 

Monica was born Jan. 17, 1998, the daughter of James L. and Allison (Hathaway) Sands, in Sioux City. 

Survivors include her grandparents, Lawrence and Margaret Sanda of Sioux City, and Beulah VanTassell of South Sioux City; and great-grandparents, William and Edna Hathaway of Turin, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Brian; and a grandfather, Michael. 
 
 

Kenneth G. Moe 
Kenneth G. Moe, 72, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Elwood Rieke and the Rev. Allen Wicks officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation wil be 6 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel. 

Mr. Moe was born Nov. 16, 1926, in Elk Point S.D., the son of George and Lenna (Waterman) Moe. He attended Central High School graduating in 1945, and National Business School. He served in the U.S. Navy Air Corps. He married Darlene Reigert on Jan. 24, 1949, in Sioux City. He was employed as an operations manager at Terra Industries. 

He was a member of First Lutheran Church, American Legion, and Siouxland Humane Auxillary. 

Survivors include his wife; a son, Randy and his wife, Jeannie, of Littleton, Colo.; a daughter, Kerry Moe of Annapolis, Md.; a brother, Melvin and his wife, Linda, of Sioux City; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church. 
 
 

Steven D. Bader 
Steven D. Bader, 44, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Graveside services will be at 2 
p.m. Monday in Hill of Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux Falls, S.D. with the Rev. Terry Fraker officiating. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Sister Marlys Becker officiating at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel. 

Mr. Bader was born Dec. 2, 1953, in Albuquerque, N.M., the son of John D. and Beverly L. (Jackson) Bader Jr. He had worked for T and W Tire in Sioux City and Sioux Falls and was currently the manager of Alignment Specialists in Sioux City. He was a member of Siouxland Search and Rescue. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. 

Survivors include his mother; a son, Clayton of Sioux City; three brothers and their wives, David and Brenda of Brandon, S.D., Dale and Penny of Beresford, S.D., and Jerry and Trudy of Moville, Iowa; a sister and her husband, Lynn Ann and Ed Graham, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a stepson, Ritchie Huss of Bronson, Iowa; three stepdaughters, Heather Huss of Bronson, and Becky and Amy McClung of Pipestone, Minn; five nephews; and two nieces. 

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Douglas. 
 
 

Mary A. Jackson 
Mary A. Jackson, 84, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 1998, at Sunrise Retirement Community after a long illness. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas Orthodox Church with the Rev. Thomas Begley officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. and a Trisagion service at 8 p.m. at Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home. 

Mary was born Oct. 13, 1912, the daughter of Gregory and Alexandra (Uran) Antonovich, in Minsk, Russia. She grew up in Russia, coming to Sioux City in 1923. She worked for Armour & Co., Ye Old Tavern, Jackson Cafe, the Elks Club, and the Elbon Club. She was a member and past president of the Marine Corps League Auxillary. She was a member of the Russian Club. She had been a member of the Holy Resurrection Russian Church for many years before it closed and was currently a member of St. Thomas Orthodox Church. 

Survivors include three sons, Bill Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Joan, Robert Jackson, and James Jackson and his wife, Sabra, all of Sioux City; a daughter, Jacquelyn Jackson-Higby of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Nina G. Baker of Sioux City; a brother, Alexander Antonovich and his wife, Donna, of Sioux City; and eight grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette Knutson. 

Pallbearers will be Jeff Jackson, Tim Jackson, Tony Jackson, Mike Antonovich, Richard Antonovich and Mark Antonovich. 

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland and St. Thomas Orthodox Church. 
 

Kenneth C. Wayman 
Kenneth C. Wayman, 71, pioneer television newsman and longtime stock broker, of Sioux City, died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at his home after a one-year illness. 
Graveside services will be at 2 
p.m. Tuesday in Spicer City Cemetery in Spicer, Minn. and memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 9, 1998, at First Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Sioux City with the Carol Wassmuth and the Rev. G. Dean Goebel officiating. There will be no visitation. Nelson-Berger Northside Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Wayman was born June 18, 1926, the son of Charles and Mayme Wayman, in Wilber, Neb. He graduate from Wilber High School in 1944 and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb. for one year. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944, serving in the Phillipines and Japan and as a staff member in Gen. Douglas MacArthur's headquarters during World War II. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1951, with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. He married Mary Catherine Sidner on Sept. 5, 1953, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln. 

During his college years he worked at the Lincoln Star newspaper in Lincoln, joining KFOR radio in Lincoln as news editor his senior year. When KFOR-TV went on the air, he became news director for both stations, doing on-camera news shows and radio broadcasts. In 1954, he moved to Sioux City to organize the news department for KTIV-TV. In 1955, he became news director. He recieved a national award from the Radio and Television News Directors Association for putting the first camera in an Iowa courtroom. He joined Pecaut & Company stock brokerage firm in 1961, becoming a general partner in 1965. In 1985, he helped open the Sioux City office of A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc. where he was associate vice president of investments at the time of his death. He continued in broadcasting by doing business market reports on KCAU-TV until the mid 1980s, and later on KTIV-TV. 

He was a member and deacon of First Congregational Church of Christ in Sioux City. He was a member and past board of directors member of the University of Nebraska Alumni Association. He was a member of the Landmark Lodge, Sioux City Consistory, Abu Bekr Shrine and Rotary Club. He had served on the St. Luke's Hospital Development Board, Sioux City Art Center Board, Sioux City Planning and Zoning Board, 900 Club board, and was also a past president of the Sioux City Symphony Association. 

Survivors include his wife, three daughters, Mary Kay Wayman of Omaha, Carolyn Wayman of Orlando, Fla., and Nancy Wayman of Sioux City and Des Moines, Iowa. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Memorials may be directed to First Congretational Church of Christ in Sioux City and the University of Nebraska Foundation in Lincoln. 

 
 

Schuyler Hebron 
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Schuyler Wesley "Wess" Hebron, 79, of Hillsboro, Ore, formerly of Cherokee and Pierson, Iowa, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, from cancer. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Hillsboro 1st Christian Church in Hillsboro with the Rev. James Huckaba officiating. Entombment will be in Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

Mr. Hebron was born Jan. 6, 1919, in Alpena, S.D., the son of Archie and Mabel (Saville) Hebron. He moved with his family to Cherokee in the late 1930s where he worked at a grocery store while attending high school. He then moved to Pierson to manage another market which he bought in 1940, and named Wess's Super Market. He worked there with his parents until leaving to serve in the Merchant Marines during World War II. He later moved to Oregon and pursued a career in sales before becoming a barber and opening his own shop in Hillsboro in 1960. He married Ruth Tash on July 6, 1969. 

He had been an active member of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce since 1961 and was also very active in the Masonic Lodge and Optimist Club. A public celebration in his honor was held on Jan. 4, 1998, to recognize him for his many contributions to the community of Hillsboro. 

Survivors include his wife, a son, Larry Hebron of Corvallis, Ore.; two daughters and their husbands, Janii and Jerry Moeller of Cornelius, Ore., and Carolyn and Ted Faux of Sequim, Wash.; two brothers and their wives, Foster and Helen of Sioux City, and Kenneth and Louise of Indianola, Iowa; two sisters and their husbands, Clare and Ole Olson of Spencer, Iowa, and Louis and Fred Brewer of Forest Grove, Ore.; eight grandchildren, Richard Heeren, Elaine Mitchell, Thomas Heeren, David Moeller, Deanne Craig, Derek Moeller, Archie Hebron and Daniel Hebron; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Eloni Joy Hebron; and a brother, Albert. 

Memorials may be directed to the Washington County (Ore.) Hospice. 
 
 

Robert R. Rognes 
HOLSTEIN, Iowa - Dr. Robert R. Rognes, 72, of Holstein died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein with the Rev. Curtis Benson officiating. Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. 

Dr. Rognes was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Okabena, Minn., the son of Clifford and Esther (Ruthenbeck) Rognes. He graduated from Lakefield Public School in Lakefield, Minn. in 1943. He attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the college of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in 1947. He married Donna Paulin on June 6, 1948 in Kingsley, Iowa. He practiced veterinary medicine in Orange City, Iowa and Akron, Iowa, before moving to Holstein in 1949 where he continued his practice until his retirement in 1986. He was a lifetime member of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, having served as a member of the church council. He had also served as a member of the Holstein City Council. 

Survivors include, his wife; two daughters, Marcia Suarez of Phoenix, and Jo and her husband, Bill Fokken, of Kingsley, Iowa; a son, Jeff and his wife, Kris, of Anchorage, Alaska; his mother; a sister, Meredith Lasley of Scottsdale, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Paul and Bob Suarez, Kari and Alex Fokken, and Britt and Ted Rognes. 

He was preceded in death by his father. 
 
 

Viola Utter 
SMITHLAND, Iowa - Viola Rose Utter, 68, of Smithland, formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at the hospital in Onawa, Iowa after a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Karen Handke, pastor of United Methodist Church of Smithland officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Utter was born April 16, 1929, in rural Anthon, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Capitola (Chase) Chase. She married Herman Utter on Sept. 27, 1947, in Elk Point, S.D. The couple lived in Sioux City until 1977 when they moved to Smithland. He died Nov. 9, 1984, in Smithland. 

Surviovrs include a brother and his wife, Marvin and Donna Chase of Sioux City; four sisters, Helen Edwards of Quimby, Iowa, Opal Wright of Sioux City, Vera Meissner of Pierson, Iowa, and Florence Mahon on South Sioux City, Neb.; and special friends, Myrna Payne and Ray Harding. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Donald, and a sister, Nora Small. 

Pallbearers will be Pat Edwards, Don Byers, Zachery and Tyler Peterson, Earl Blackford and Bob Small. 
 
 

Clarence Hypse 
AKRON, Iowa - Clarence Hypse, 74, of Akron died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at Royal C. Johnson Veteran's Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. 
No services will be held. Miller Funeral Home of Sioux Falls is in charge of arrangements. 

Mr. Hypse was born Sept. 4, 1923, in South Sioux City. He grew up and graduated from high school in the same area. He then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He returned to Sioux City where he worked in construction for many years. He had recently moved to Akron. 

Survivors include three sons, Dan of Kansas, and Mallory and Randy, both of California; and a daughter, Candace Foster of Florida. 
 
 

Earl Messerschmidt 
EMERSON, Neb. - Earl Elmer Messerschmidt, 75, of Emerson died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at Aksarben Care Center. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Emerson with the Rev. William Stanton officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Munderloh Funeral Home in Emerson. 

Mr. Messerschmidt was born June 2, 1922, near Hubbard, Neb., the son of Reinard and Freda (Kamm) Messerschmidt. He married Alyce Jean Pallas on July 1, 1951. The couple farmed in the Emerson area. He also worked in construction for several years. 

Survivors include six sons, Earl and his wife, Esther, of Dakota City, Dan and his wife, Sharon, of Ponca, Neb., Kelvin and his wife, Cheryl, of Sioux City, Dave of Hubbard, Neb., Mark and his wife, Pam, of Akron, Iowa, and Jim and his wife, Edie, of Scribner, Neb.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ruben and his wife, Lois, of Phoenix, Ervin of Emerson, Raymond and his wife, Arlene, of Emerson, and Elmer and his wife, Lois of Phoenix. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and a brother. 
 
 

Mathilda Schierholt 
REMSEN, Iowa - Mathilda Schierholt, 88, of Remsen died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Thomas Hart officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today with a rosary at 3 p.m. by the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. 

Mrs. Schierholt was born March 14, 1909, in rural Oyens, Iowa, the daughter of Ferdinand and Margaret (Beckman) Bohlke. She was raised and educated in the Oyens area. She married Henry Schierholt on Jan. 24, 1934, in Oyens. The couple farmed near Oyens until they retired and moved to Remsen. He died Jan. 31, 1990. She had been a resident of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center since May 18, 1987. 

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America. 

Survivors include a daughter, Lucille and her husband, Dale Lehner, of Le Mars, Iowa; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a sister, Mildred Sudtlegte of Le Mars. 

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Kenkel, Margaret Ruba, and Regina Hanno. 

Pallbearers will be Richard Frericks, Larry Hanno, Mello Knobbe, William Loutsch, Donald Ruba, and Jerry Treinen. 
 
 

Genevieve Yanacheak 
 ANTHON, Iowa - Genevieve Marie Yanacheak, 79, of Anthon died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville, Iowa. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday 
at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon with the Rev. David Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today with a parish rosary at 3:30 p.m. and a vigil wake service at 7 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon. 

Mrs. Yanacheak was born March 31, 1918, in Erie, Penn., the daughter of Ralph and Katherine (Shea) Scheloske. She grew up and was educated in Erie and as a young woman, performed there as a singer under the name of Norma Jean Rogers. She married Cleo Yanacheak on July 27, 1942, in Erie. The couple moved to their farm in rural Anthon in 1946. She entered Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville in April 1997. 

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon. 

Survivors include her husband; five sons, David and his wife, Mary of New Hudson, Mich., Norman and his wife, Sherry, of Anthon, Ralph and his wife, Carol, of Le Mars, Iowa, Art of St. Paul, Minn., and Frank of Anthon; a daughter, Nedra and her husband, Rex Haley of Des Moines, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Robert and Thelma Scheloske, of Erie; and several other relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three grandchildren; a brother, Ralph; and a half brother, Kenneth. 
 
 

Irene B. Hanson 
AURELIA, Iowa - Irene B. Hanson, 75, of Aurelia died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at her home. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa with the Rev. Jim Steen officiating. Burial will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta, Iowa. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Wharton-Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. 

Mrs. Hanson was born May 29, 1922, the daughter of Henry and Bena (Johnson) Larson, in Storm Lake, Iowa. She attended school in Marcus, Iowa until her family moved to Cherokee where she graduated from Cherokee High School in 1940. She married Henry Leonard Hanson on Oct. 14, 1942, in Dakota City, Neb. She worked as a telephone operator in Cherokee, then farmed with her husband in the Cleghorn, Iowa area before moving to Aurelia where they owned and operated the Clover Farm Market. After selling the grocery store, she worked in the housekeeping department of the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee until her retirement. He died on June 2, 1977. 

She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee and served on the board of the Aurelia Heritage Center. She enjoyed flowers, and bird watching. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jan and her husband, Ben Skaar of Fond Du Lac, Wis., a son-in-law, Keith Bilsland of Sheldon; four grandchildren, Anita Salinas, Lee Skaar, and Matt Bilsland; a brother, Louie Larson of Cherokee; a sister-in-law, Betty Hanson of Cherokee; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Carolyn Bilsland; and a brother, Albin Larson.


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