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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. 
today at First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Fred Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Christy, Smith & Hockenberry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Miller 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 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; a great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

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. 
 

Luverne L. Scott 
BATTLE CREEK, Iowa - Luverne Lew Scott, 82, of Battle Creek died Friday, Feb. 27, 1998, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Barker Funeral Home in Holstein, Iowa, with the Rev. Benjamin Ray officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mapleton, Iowa, with a flag presentation conducted by the Grimsley-Thayer Post 502 of Castana, Iowa. 

Mr. Scott was born Aug. 10, 1915, in Holstein, the son of Oscar and Lucy (Kurtz) Scott. He attended country school in Logan Township in Holstein. 

He married Gladys Schleer on Jan. 24, 1942, in Dakota City. The couple worked on farms in the Battle Creek area and later owned a farm at Mapleton. They retired to Mapleton and moved to Onawa, Iowa, Holstein and returned to Battle Creek. She died in 1995. 

He was a 50 year member of the Castana Legion. 

Survivors include a brother, Lee Scott of Correctionville, Iowa; and two sisters, Frances Ehlers of Holstein and Mildred Pattison of Ida Grove. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Ehlers. 
 

Benjamin E. Pepper 
AKRON, Iowa - Benjamin E. Pepper, 20, of Akron died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, near Ireton, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron, with the Rev. Alan Bidne officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Odebolt City Cemetery at Odebolt, Iowa. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mr. Pepper was born Feb. 24, 1978, in Urbana Ill., the son of Gary and Margaret (Siebrecht) Pepper. He was raised in St. Joseph, Ill., graduating from St. Joseph Ogden High School in 1996. He enjoyed sports, woodworking and reading. 

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Dennis Wilken of Akron; his father of St. Joseph; a brother, Jason Pepper of Akron; maternal grandparents, Kermit and Jean Siebrecht of Odebolt; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Geneva Pepper of Lake Ocheechobee, Fla.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Pallbearers will be Grant and Alan Siebrecht, Andy, Alex and Mike Carstensen, Luke, Steve, Jim and Dave Jensen. 
 

Gregory J. Nieman 
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Gregory John Nieman, 16, of Orange City died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Ireton, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Orange City, with the Rev. Dave Daumer officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Porter-Dow Funeral Home in Hawarden, Iowa. A prayer service will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church. 

Gregory was born March 26, 1981, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the son of John Mark and Connie (Stoeber) Nieman. He attended West Sioux Community School from kindergarten until his sophomore year. He was currently a junior at Maurice Orange City Floyd Valley School. He enjoyed working on cars, snowboarding and skateboarding. 

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Connie and Greg Beernink of Orange City; his father and his fiance, John Nieman and Meg Tentinger of Le Mars, Iowa; two sisters, Jill Nieman of Sioux City and Monica Nieman of Cedar Falls, Iowa; his grandparents, Bob and Betty Stoeber of Okoboji, Iowa and Clayton and Jean Nieman of Spencer, Iowa; and his stepgrandparents, Gene and Hermina Beernink of Sioux Center, Iowa. 

Colette C. King 
SCHALLER, Iowa - Colette C. King, 44, of Schaller died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at the University Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Schaller, with the Rev. F.E. Higgins and the Rev. Mervin Hood officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, with a rosary at 3 p.m. said by the Rosary Society and a parish vigil service at 7:30 p.m., at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Schaller. 

Mrs. King was born Nov. 30, 1953, in Storm Lake, Iowa, the daughter of William and Mary Kestel. She was raised in Storm Lake and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1972. She also attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City. 

She married Thomas D. King on Aug. 18, 1973. The couple made their home in Schaller. She was employed as the director of Religious Education/Youth Ministries. 

She was a member of the Nona-Ame Club, the Rosary Society and the Schaller-Crestland Booster Club. 

Survivors include her husband; five children, David of Iowa City, Brian, Aaron, Sarah and Lisa, all of Schaller; her parents of Storm Lake; her parents-in-law, Herb and Mary King of Storm Lake; three sisters, Alice Graves of Ventura, Calif., Libby Kestel of Iowa City and Ann and her husband, Dr. Mark Meyer of Marshfield, Wis.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Marie and her grandparents.
 

Eugene A. Olson 
Eugene Arthur "Gene" Olson, 77, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Sioux City, died of a brain tumor Sunday, March 1, 1998, in Sarasota. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's the Archangel Catholic Church in Sarasota. Burial will be in Sarasota Memorial Park. Wiegand Funeral Home of Sarasota is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Olson was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Chicago, the son of Swan and Anna (Andersson) Olson. He graduated from the Chicago Art Institute in 1939. 

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as an interior designer with Sears Roebuck and Company in Chicago. 

He married Elizabeth "Betty" Ives. The couple moved to Sioux City in 1949, where he was employed with the architechural firm of Buettler and Associates. He became president of Beuttler, Olson, Lee Architects in 1979. 

Mr. Olson oversaw the construction of the Sioux City Auditorium, Heelan High School, the Bell Telephone Building, East High School, St. Michael's Catholic Church and numerous additions to Sacred Heart, St. Luke's Hospital and Morningside College. 

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel, the American Institute of Architects, the Sioux City Rotary Club, the Sioux City Boat Club and the Sun Coast Yachet Club in Sarasota. 

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Dr. David S., Paul E. and Richard, all of Sarasota, and Christopher R. and R. Wayne, both of Vashon, Wash.; two daughters, Marg Kollman of Omaha and Liz Arme of Sarasota; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. 

Memorials in his name may be directed to the Youth Sailing Program with the Sarasota Sailing Squadron. 
 
 

Olive Ingebritson 
Olive Ingebritson, 94, of Sioux City died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednes day at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel, with the Rev. Kathy Wicks of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Ingebritson was born Jan. 14, 1904, in Dallas County in Iowa, the daughter of George and Jessie (Woodward) James. She attended rural Pipestone, Minn., school. 

She married Gordon Ingebritson on Dec. 27, 1922, in Sioux City. He died in 1964. 

She was employed as a line worker with Metz Baking Company until retiring in 1966. 

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Dorothy and Donald Krouth of Sioux City; two sisters, June Swihart of Sidro Woolley, Wash., and Cora and her husband Charles Krudle of Cochise, Ariz.; two grandsons; five great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald, four brothers and two sisters. 
 
 

C. Maxine Thoreson 
 C. Maxine Thoreson, 73, of Sioux City died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at her residence following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. 
Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Terry Hudson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visit-ation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel. 

Mrs. Thoreson was born May 5, 1924, in Castana, Iowa, the daughter of Christian and Mathilda (Casperson) Longlee. She graduated from Castana High School in 1941. 

She attended Samuel's School of Cosmetology in Sioux City and was employed briefly at Louisa's Beauty Shop in Ute, Iowa. 

She married Raymond Thoreson on March 26, 1949, in Soldier, Iowa. They moved to Sioux City in 1956. He died Dec. 27, 1991, in Sioux City. 

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Deborah and David Speidel of Norfolk, Neb., and Lynne and Philip McBride of Sioux City; a brother, Clifford of Onawa, Iowa; three sisters, Esther Kuhlman of Onawa and Helen and her husband, Everett Hord, and Lillian and her husband, Donald Lane, all of Sioux City; and three grandchildren, Matthew and Kari Speidel and John McBride. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Melvin, Harold and Carl; and a sister, Mary Knutson. 
 
 

Eloise P. Moss 
 Eloise P. Moss, 94, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. 
Memorial services will be at 11 
a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kathy Wicks officiating. There will be no visitation. The body has been donated to the University of Iowa College of Medicine. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Moss was born Oct. 21, 1903, in Lake City, Iowa, the daughter of Warren E. and Edna (Murphy) Preston. She moved with her family to Sioux City in 1914, where she graduated from Central High School in 1921. 

She was employed with the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., for 29 years, retiring in 1961. She returned to Sioux City. She worked for Congressman Stan Gregg in Sioux City in the mid 1960s. She then worked as a legal secretary with Jack O'Brien law firm until retiring in 1989. 

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She was active in national and state Democratic parties. 

Survivors include three nieces, Lorene and her husband, Robert Agnes, of Stamford, Conn., Lois Joan and her husband, Glen Hanson, of Sioux City and Gloria McConnell of Seattle, Wash.; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. 

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Harry, Mark "Fish", Clifford and Ted Preston; and three sisters, Catherine Murphy, Lois Hagen and Mary Lou Johnson. 

Memorials in her name may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church. 
 
 

Jordan W. Mouw 
 Jordan Walker Mouw, 9-month old son of Gary and Konnie Mouw of Sioux City, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, at an Omaha hospital following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. 
Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Paul-Louis Arts and the Rev. Steve Martin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 9 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Jordan was born May 24, 1997, in Sioux City. 

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Ambrea, at home; three half sisters, Michele, Krista and Grace Mouw, all of Sioux City; three half brothers, Gary John Mouw Jr. of Missouri and Brian and Jon Mouw, both of Sioux City; and his maternal grandparents, Dean and Eldene Norseen of Lexington, Neb. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, G.P. Guy and Irene Mouw. 
 
 

Thomas E. Corothers 
Thomas E. Corothers, 71, of Sioux City died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at the Embassy Rehab and Care Center in Sergeant Bluff. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sioux City Scottish Rite Temple, with the Rev. E.D. Pappadackis officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. conducted by the Tyrian Masonic Lodge 508, at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Mr. Corothers was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Clear Lake, S.D., the son of John R. and Elva (Nichols) Corothers. He was raised on a farm near Revere, Minn. 

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

He graduated from South Dakota State College in 1950 and moved to Sioux City. 

He married Lonita J. Gustad on June 24, 1951, in Volin, S.D. 

Mr. Corothers was employed as a microbiologist with the Sioux City Health Department beginning in 1950. He futhered his training at the Communicable Disease Center in Chamblee, Ga. He later became the head of the Sioux City Health Department, then director of the Siouxland District Health Department. 

He was involved in the introduction of the first driver's blood alcohol testing program, the clean-up after the floods on the Floyd, Big Sioux and Missouri Rivers, the polio epidemic and the inauguration of the health screening program for children and the elderly. 

He was involved in many Masonic groups, including the York Rite and the Scottish Rite Bodies. He was a grand high priest, a grand illustrious master and a general grand captain of the host. He was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and a past purser of Rivercade. He enjoyed deer hunting, flying and boating. 

Survivors include his wife and several cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, John Milton. 

Pallbearers will be Jeffrey R. Buchman, Niel L. Peck, Charles D. Yates, Gregory T. Logan, David J. Fox and Don L. Martinsen. 
 

Emma V. Kauspedas 
MEmma V. Kauspedas, 87, of Sioux City died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Indian Hills Care Center. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. 
Thursday at St. Casimir Catholic Church, with the Rev. Paul-Louis Arts officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., at the Larkin Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Kauspedas was born Feb. 19, 1911, in Hudson, S.D., the daughter of Andrew A. and Martha (Thompson) Nelson. She graduated from Fairview (S.D.) High School. 

She lived in Fairview until 1930, when she moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. In 1945, she moved to Sioux City. 

She married Joseph C. Kauspedas on April 2, 1949, in Blair, Neb. The couple owned and operated Emma and Joe's Cafe in the Greenville area of Sioux City from 1954 to 1974. They then opened and operated the Jungle Lounge from 1974 to 1994. Both establishments were operated from the former Kauspedas Grocery. 

She was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, a former member of the Rosary Society and a member of the Hawkeye Club. 

Survivors include her husband; a son, Joseph John of Sioux City; two daughters and their husbands, Marilyn and Randy Prine of San Diego, Calif., and Josie and William Scott of Sioux City; five sisters, Milda Austin of Canton, S.D., Selma and her husband, A.M. Hill, of Temple, Texas, Esther Davidson of Aberdeen, S.D., and Myrtle Milligan and Rachel and her husband, Jack Mohn, all of Sun City West, Ariz.; three brothers, Carl Nelson and Norman Nelson and his wife,1 Dorothy, all of Canton, S.D., and Clarence L. Nelson and his wife, Nyla,of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Adolph, Clarence R., Louis and Raymond Nelson; and a sister, Mary Ann Nelson. 

Pallbearers will be Bill and Cameron Scott, Doug Bisland, Tony Luneckas, Harry DeMarest and Donny Nashleanas. 
 
 
 
 

Edna M. O'Neal 
AURELIA, Iowa - Edna Mae O'Neal, 66, of Aurelia died Sunday, March 1, 1998, at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m., at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, with the Rev. Gary Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Diamond Township Cemetery at rural Aurelia. Visitation will be today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. 

Mrs. O'Neal was born May 2, 1931, in Sioux City, the daughter of Theodore and Edna (Ohlson) Nordstrom Sr. She graduated from Cherokee High School in 1950 and received her nurse's diploma from Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines. 

She married Lloyd E. O'Neal in September 1953. 

She was employed as a registered nurse at Broadlawns Hospital, until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She had been a resident at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia for 19 years. 

She was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Jane and David Munsell of Franklin, Minn.; two grandchildren, Tarica and Donald Munsell; two sisters and their husbands, Ann and Vincent Becker and Vera and Oswald Andersen, all of Aurelia; a brother-in-law, Gene Elder of Cherokee; and two sisters-in-law, Lucille Nordstrom of Aurelia and Cyrilla Nordstrom of Le Mars, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Ted, Reitzell and Wendell Nordstrom; and two sisters, Muriel Brickson and N. Faye Elder. 
 

Aaron L. Minor 
AKRON, Iowa - Aaron L. Minor, 21, of Akron died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, near Ireton, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Akron, with the Rev. William Kallestad officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. 

Mr. Minor was born Feb. 18, 1977, in Akron, the son of Dennis L. and Michaelene K. (Gabel) Minor. He gradauted from Akron-Westfield High School in 1995. 

He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith and been involved in the church youth group. He held a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoyed auto machinics, fishing and hunting. 

Survivors include his parents of Akron; three brothers, Mike, Matt and Chris, all of Akron; his special friend, Jennifer Anderson of Akron; maternal grandparents, Eldon and Viola Gabel of Akron; paternal grandparents, Amos and La Vonne Benson of Vermillion, S.D.; maternal great-grandmother, Edna Hasenbank of Akron; two nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Minor; great-grandfather, Carl Hasenbank; and great-grandmother, Minnie L. Gabel. 

Pallbearers will be Ernie and Carl Gabel, Carl Harry, Curt Frerichs, John Wilken, Dave, Ron and Kevin Minor, Gail Dunham and Don Barton. 
 

Johanna Van Binsbergen 
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Johanna Van Binsbergen, 91, of Orange City died Saturday, Feb. 28, 1998, at Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Rev. Steven Vander Molen officiating. Burial will be prior to the service in Memory Gardens at Sioux Center, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. 

Mrs. Van Binsbergen was born Oct. 22, 1906, in rural Sioux Center, the daughter of William B. and Mina (Bruins) Mouw. She was raised in Sioux Center, where she graduated from high school in 1925. 

She was a teacher in country schools. 

She married John Van Binsbergen on Feb. 20, 1930, in Sioux Center. The couple made their home in Sioux Center. In 1947, they moved to Montevideo, Minn., and in 1962, they moved to Orange City. He died April 17, 1976, in Orange City. 

She entered the Pioneer Memorial Home in Orange City in January 1989 and transferred to Heritage House in January 1998. 

She was a member of First Reformed Church and the Lydia Circle. She enjoyed sewing and reading. 

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Muriel and Harold Vander Laan of Orange City and Frances and Wayne Vermeer of Sioux Center; two sons and their wives, Warren and Ruth of Montevideo and Howard and Mary of Owatonna, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Marvin and Esther Mouw of Sioux Center; two sisters, Wilma and her husband, Earl Van Gorp, of Montevideo and Harriet De Boer of Littleton, Colo.; and two sisters-in-law, Madge Mouw of St. Ansgar, Iowa, and Margie Mouw of Texas. 

She was preceded in death by a grandson in infancy, Lyle Lee Vander Laan; two brothers, Ben and Neal Mouw; and a sister, Alice Straatsma.


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