Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Lois E. Yeoman 
Lois E. Yeoman, 60, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998. Services were held in Arizona. 
Ms. Yeoman was born May 17, 1937, in Sioux City, the daughter of Virgil and Inez (Whiting) Yeoman. She graduated from Central High School in 1956. She was employed with various jobs in Sioux City prior to moving to California in 1960. 

She was a member of First Methodist Church. 

Survivors include a daughter, Laura Gomez of Santa Barbara, Calif.; four sons, Larry Herbstrith of Elk Grove, Calif., Mark Gomez of Phoenix, Ariz., Raoul Gomez of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gabriel Gomez of Sun City, Ariz.; and a brother and his wife, Jim and Judy Yeoman of Dakota Dunes. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Pam (Yeoman) Dinger. 
 
 

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Clarence E. Sales 
Clarence E. Sales, 78, of Sioux City died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Smith, of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mr. Sales was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Sioux City, the son of Joseph Elliot and Dora Ann (Ferdig) Sales. He attended Sioux City schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

He married Ila Mae on Sept. 13, 1941, in Nebraska. He was employed with Brennan and Cohen Dry Cleaners for several years and then with the American Cleaners until his retirement. 

He was a member of Landmark Masonic Lodge 103, the Sioux City Consistory, the Scottish Rites of Free Mason, 32nd Degree Mason, the Abu Bekr Shrine Temple, the American Legion Auxiliary to Monahan Post 64 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. 

Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Larry and Holly of Sioux City; two daughters, Marleen Jones of Little Elm, Texas and Linda Krause and Jim Mehess of Sioux City; two sisters, Grace Stark of Plattsmouth, Neb., and Loretta Johnson of Sioux City; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joe and Carl; and three sisters, Flossie Reise, Lucy Norton and Velma Sutherland. 

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Colleen Buckley, former judge, dies 
MAURICE, Iowa - Judge Colleen R. Buckley, 67, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Maurice, died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Pius The Tenth in Omaha. Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in St. Mary's Cemetery at Maurice. There will be a wake service at 7 p.m. today at the church. John A. Gentleman Funeral Home of Omaha is in charge of the arrangements. 

Judge Buckley was born June 22, 1930, in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Irma (Keegan) Buckley. She retired from the Juvenile Court of Douglas County. Currently, she was employed at Boys Town. 

Survivors include two brothers and their wives, Charles and Barbara of Maurice and Dennis and Cathy of Omaha; two sisters and their husbands, Mary and Jean Dunbar of Omaha and Sheila and Bill Enders of Ponca, Neb.; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Buckley of Spirit Lake, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Dan; a sister-in-law, Virginia Buckley; and a nephew. 

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Agnes Soodsma 
HULL, Iowa - Agnes Soodsma, 90, of Hull died Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at the Sioux Center Community Health Center in Sioux Center, Iowa. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Reformed Church in Hull, with the Rev. Carl Klompien officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull. 

Mrs. Soodsma was born Dec. 26, 1907, in Patterson, N.J., the daughter of Arie and Effie (De Vries) Boersma. She moved with her family to Boyden, Iowa, and later Doon, Iowa, as a child. 

She married Bartle Soodsma on March 21, 1929, in Doon. The couple farmed in the Hull area for many years. In 1956, they moved into Hull. He died Oct. 25, 1972, in Sheldon, Iowa. She entered the Pleasant Acres Care Center of Hull in 1989. In 1991, she transferred to the Sioux Center Community Health Center. 

She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church and the Helping Hands Society. 

Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn and her husband Lawrence Leafstedt of Alcester, S.D., Jean De Jong of Sanborn, Iowa, and Arlene and her husband Roger Dykstra of Sioux Center; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Matilda Weststeyn of Ripon, Calif.; and three brothers, Ted Boersma of Doon and Dick and Bill Boersma, both of Ripon. 

She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Dora Boersma; and two sons-in-law, Lewis Van Ginkel and Cornie De Jong. 

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Helene K. Wesemann 
PAULLINA, Iowa - Helene Katherine Wesemann, 91, of Paullina died Tuesday, March 10, 1998, at the Baum-Harmon Hospital in Primghar, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Paullina, with the Rev. Donald Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina. 

Mrs. Wesemann was born July 25, 1906, in Dorsey, Ill., the daughter of Herman and Anna (Stein) Bohlen. She moved with her family to the Paullina area in 1920, graduating from Paullina High School. 

She married Karl Wesemann on Feb. 12, 1927, in Paullina. The couple farmed in the Paullina area until retiring and moving into Paullina. He died July 16, 1988, in Primghar. She was a resident of Wide View Rest Home in Paullina. 

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the church choir. She was a former member of United Methodist Church, where she played the organ and taught Sunday school. She enjoyed bowling and music. 

Survivors include a sister, Anna Auen of Denison, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers. 
 
 

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Marie J. Shanahan 
UTE, Iowa - Marie Julia Shanahan, 92, of Ute died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at the Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ute, with the Rev. Ben Jensen officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today, with a vigil wake service at 7:30 p.m., at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Ute. 

Miss Shanahan was born Aug. 7, 1905, in Ute, the daughter of J. William and Mary (Cronin) Shanahan. She was rasied and educated in the Ute area. She taught rural school in the Ute community. She was also employed as a bookkeeper at Joyce's Lumber in Ute for 10 years. 

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the St. Mary's Rosary Society. 

Survivors include two sisters, Loretta Seufert and Margie and her husband Raymond Pithan, all of Ute; a sister-in-law, Teresa Shanahan of Ute; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent, and four nephews. 
 
 

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Peter C. Brouwer 
ALTON, Iowa - Peter Brouwer, 80, formerly of Alton and Le Mars, Iowa, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at the Valley Manor in Rock Valley, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City, Iowa, with the Rev. Robert Vander Schaaf officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery at Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. 

Mr. Brouwer was born Oct. 17, 1917, in rural Orange City, the son of Neal and Jennie (Mars) Brouwer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

He married Jean Cummickel on April 5, 1943, in Pendleton, Ore. The couple lived in Alton and Le Mars. He was employed as a truck driver and later with the Plymouth County Sanitary Landfill near Le Mars. She died Dec. 11, 1994, in Le Mars. In 1991, he entered the Valley Manor. 

He was a former member of Alton Reformed Church and a member of the American Legion in Le Mars. 

Survivors include a son, Stan of Le Mars; a daughter-in-law, Kim Brouwer of Milford, Iowa; two grandsons, Aaron and Adam Brouwer; two brothers, John of Maurice, Iowa, and Louis of Steen, Minn.; and a sister, Gertrude Vander Ziel of Hills, Minn. 

He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald; two sisters, Sue Schaap and Jeanette Kreun; and a brother, Richard.


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