Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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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 were Saturday. Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

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 "Patty" Daily 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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Raymond R. Erickson 
Raymond Robert Erickson, 54, of Livermore, Calif., formerly of Sioux City, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 8, 1998, at home from a heart attack. 
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Callaghan Mortuary Chapel in Livermore. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to noon Monday at the funeral home. 

Mr. Erickson was born in 1943 in Sioux City, the son of Gordon Leonard and Grace Louise Erickson. He had lived in Livermore since moving there from Virginia in 1978. He married Marilyn Thayer in 1966. The couple divorced in 1994. He was a 1966 graduate of the Georgia Intitute of Technology in Atlanta. His work as an industrial engineer took him to Cincinnati, Joplin, Mo., Nebraska City, Neb., and Portsmouth, Va. He later worked as an engineer and program manager for several major firms including Clorox, Lockheed, and IBM. At the time of his death he was a contracting officer for Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. 

He was a very active and renowned stamp collector. He had won many awards from local and national organizations for his presentations, including several prestigious Vermeil awards for his displays of Icelandic Postal Cards. He was the current president of the San Francisco Stamp Collector's Club and a founder of the nationwide Postal Label Study Group. He was also a member of the steering committee for the Association for Western Philatelic Exhibitions Inc. and the international Pacific 97 Stamp Show held last year in San Francisco. 

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Alan of Santa Cruz, Calif, and David William of Livermore; his father of Milford, Ohio; a sister, Joanne Louise Knapp of Milford, Ohio; and a brother Gordon Leonard Erickson of Alexandria, Va. 

He was preceded in death by his mother. 

Memorials may be directed to Shepherd's Gate Shelter of Livermore. 

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Charlotte J. Dreckman 
LE MARS, Iowa - Charlotte J. Dreckman, 83, of Le Mars died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Richard Ries officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday with a combined rosary at 3 p.m. by the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America, a Parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. 

Mrs. Dreckman was born Nov. 24, 1914, in Geddes, S.D., the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Niehus) Eilers. She grew up and graduated from high school in Geddes. She later graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D. and was a school teacher in Geddes for several years. 

She married Milton Dreckman on Nov. 18, 1941, in Le Mars. The couple farmed for many years in Plymouth County (Iowa). She was employed for many years as the office manager for Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. He died in June 1984. 

She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Christian Mothers Society, and Catholic Daughters of America. For many years she was a member of the Floyd Valley Hospital Auxiliary. 

Survivors include three sons, Dave and his wife, Donna of Orange City, Iowa, Jerome, and his wife, Eileen of Le Mars, and Michael of Remsen, Iowa; six daughters, Charlene Wells of Reno, Nev., Karen Gaffey of Colombia, Mo., Marlis Oordt and her fiance, Wayne Thieman, of Le Mars, Joel and her husband, Pat Halter, of Hinton, Iowa, Mary Kay and her husband, Dick Halter, of Le Mars, and Lisa and her husband, Bob Puetz of Le Mars; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Blanche Corey of Sioux City, and Marie Maxwell of Flagstaff, Ariz. 

She was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Lee Oordt and Dick Gaffey. 

Pallbearers will be six grandsons, Stephen Halter, Brett Dreckman, Vince Oordt, Jason Puetz, Nicholas Dreckman and Brad Puetz. 
 
 

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Donald Reese 
TURIN, Iowa - Donald Reese, 81, of Turin, died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Elmwood Care Center. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Turin United Methodist Church with the Rev. David H. Wagner officiating. Burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery in the Loess Hills near Turin with flag presentation by Monona County V.F.W. Post #2694 of Onawa, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa. 

Mr. Reese was born May 14, 1916, on the Reese homestead north of Turin, the son of Howard and Nellie Jo (Leff) Reese. He attended the Turin School and graduated from Onawa High School where he was a member of the 1933 Iowa State High School Debate Tournament winning team. The achievement won him a four-year scholarship to the University of Iowa from which he graduated in 1938 with a degree in English literature. 

He worked briefly as a civilian for the U.S. Army and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific during World War II as a medical corpsman aboard an LST. In 1946 he returned permanently to the family farm. He married Luella Sprague Zahrt on Oct. 26, 1946. Besides farming, he worked for 24 years as a rural mail carrier in the area surrounding Turin and Onawa. 

He was an active participant in his community and was a member of the Turin Independent School Board, and an officer of the Monona County Rural Letter Carrier's Association. He was a Democratic Commiteeman for Belvidere Township and served as a delegate to county and state conventions. He enjoyed the outdoors and served as chair of the Monona County Soil Conservation Task Force, as vice-chair of the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club, and was a participant in the Loess Hills Prarie Seminar from its inception. He also was an avid writer of letters to the editors of area newspapers. He enjoyed traveling and rode in RAGBRAI for four consecutive years. 

Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, David and Linda Zahrt of Turin; three daughters and their husbands, Christy Tews and Ron Sutton of Carson City, Nev., Jo and Wayne Nelson of Toronto, Ontario, and Karen and Warren Bird of Berkeley, Calif.; six grandchildren, Gail McClain, Jay Zahrt, Heidi Zahrt, Aaron and Tim Nelson, and Sydney Bird; two great-grandsons; and seven cousins. 

Memorials may be directed to the Nature Conservancy, Iowa Chapter, in Des Moines, Iowa where funds will be designated for work in Monona county. 
 
 

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Louise M. Rozell 
AKRON, Iowa - Louise M. Rozell, 84, of Akron died Thursday March 12, 1998, at her home following a short illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron with the Rev. Allen Bidne 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 the Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. 

Mrs. Rozell was born June 25, 1913, in Clark S.D., the daughter of Meinart and Tilda (Hartman) Doyen. She was baptized on Sept. 14, 1913, and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on June 19, 1927, at Peace Lutheran Church in Clark, S.D. She grew up in the Clark vicinity where she attended area schools. 

She moved to Akron in 1931 where she met and married Arthur Rozell Jr. on Dec. 18, 1935. They farmed in the Akron area until 1965 after which they moved to Craig, Iowa and owned and operated a grocery store. The couple retired in 1974, moving back to Akron. He died on June 2, 1983. 

She had written the "I Remember" column for the Akron Register-Tribune for several years. She enjoyed quilting, and sewing. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron and had been active in the church and circle (W.E.L.C.A.). 

Survivors include a son and his wife, LeRoy and Angela of Aurora, Colo.; four daughters and their husbands, Adele and LaRue Hansen and Karen and Dick Hartman, all of Sioux City, Phyllis and Glenn Hamann and Delores and Gerald Westhoff, all of Le Mars, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters and their husbands, Hilda and Andy Doyen of Palmer, Iowa, and Ella and Wilmer Lenz of Pomeroy, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was also preceded in death by a great-grandson, Steven Swindell; eight brothers, five sisters; a sister in infancy; and nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Bradley Rozell, Rollin, Rodney, Randy, and Ronald Rann, and Steven and Rick Westhoff.
 

Norman J. Mackey 
Norman Joseph Mackey, Sr., 64, of Sioux City died Thursday March 12, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home following an extended illness. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Indian Mission with the Rev. F. David Titus officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 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. 

Mr. Mackey was born on May 24, 1933, in Niobrara, Neb., the son of John B. and Rachel W. (Frazier) Mackey. He graduated from Flandreau Indian School in 1951. He attended Morningside College and the University of South Dakota. He married Diane Nyreen in February 1965, in LaVerne, Minn. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1952, serving as a medic with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was discharged in Oct. 1956, and became a member of the 155th Rifle Company USMCR. Upon closure of that unit, he transferred to the 185th Tactical Fighter Group where he served as a medic. In 1968, he was called to active duty with the 185th TFG. He retired as a Master Sergeant after 32 years of military service. He was awarded the U.S. Air Force Reserve Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the China Service Medal. 

In 1959, he joined the Sioux City Police Department and was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 1970. He worked all three watches of the Uniform Services Bureau as well as the traffic, youth, and investigative bureaus. He retired from the police department in 1993 and was later employed by WinneVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. 

He was an enrolled member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska. He was also a member of the Woodbury County Community Action Agency Board of Directors from 1988 to 1997, serving on various committees with an emphasis on housing for low-income people. He was a member of St. Paul's Indian Mission. He was instrumental in establishing the Siouxland Community Health Clinic which provides free health services to low-income persons in the community. He was also president of the board of the Native American Alcohol Treatment Program in Sergeant Bluff and was active with Habitat for Humanity. 

Survivors include his ex-wife; three sons, Michael, Norman Jr. and his fiance, Shelley Watson, and Daniel, all of Sioux City; two daughters and their husbands, Lori and Randy Eilers of Ankeny, Iowa, and Julie and Jeff Brown of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Micaela and Keaton Eilers, and Tyler Brown; four brothers, Willard P., Sr., of Niobrara, John E., Sr., of Portland, Ore., Clement of Santee, Neb., and Duane of Vermillion, S.D.; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert B., Sr., and a son, Chad S. 

Pallbearers will be Doug Snodgrass, Randy Eilers, Pat Fleming, Bob Bean, John Zook, and James Mackey. 

A memorial has been established in his name to benefit the Sioux City Police Department's K-9 Unit. 
 
 

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Darlene Manrique 
Darlene Manrique, 68, of Denver, formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday March 8, 1998,at St. Paul Health Center in Denver. 
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 1998, at St. Joseph Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Robert Schimmer officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation. 

Mrs. Manrique was born on July 29, 1929, in Sioux City the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Kester) Dunsing. A Sioux City resident most of her life, she graduated from Central High School. She married Joseph J. Manrique on August 9, 1947. He died June 9, 1992. She was employed at Katz Drug Store in Sioux City for 25 years until her retirement. She moved to Denver in 1990. 

Survivors include three sons, Joseph J. of San Diego, Denny J. of St. Paul, Minn., and Ralph J. of Denver; and a daughter, Darla Jo of Denver. 
 
 

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Evelyn Hackmann 
Evelyn Hackmann, 89, of Sioux City died Wednesday at a local nursing home after a long illness. 
Services will be at 11 am. Monday at Rustin Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Martha Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Hackmann was born on Aug. 19, 1908, in Slayton, Minn., the daughter of Charles J. and Iva M. (Quaintance) Manson. She lived in Canton, S.D. until she was 6 months old and then moved to Sioux City. She attended Cooper Elementary, East Jr., and Central High School, graduating in 1927. She then attended Sioux City Normal College and Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. Following graduation from college, she lived in Pisgah, Iowa from 1929 to 1932 where she taught first grade. She married Theodore H. Hackmann on June 1, 1932, in Elk Point, S.D. The couple lived in Logan, Iowa from 1932 to 1943 when they returned to Sioux City. She taught in the Sioux City Community Schools from 1945 until her retirement in 1970. He died March 12, 1998. 

She was a member of Rustin Avenue United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and had been the church treasurer for several years. 

Survivors include a son, Duane G. of Arlington, Iowa; a sister, Mertie Knudson of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Zoe and Verlyn. 

Memorials may be directed to Rustin Avenue United Methodist Church. 
 
 

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Ted Hackmann 
Theodore H. "Ted" Hackmann, 93, of Sioux City died Thursday at a local nursing home after a long illness. 
Services will be at 11 am. Monday at Rustin Avenue United Methodist Church with the Rev. Martha Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Mr. Hackmann was born on Sept. 24, 1904, in St. Charles, Mo. the son of Theodore H. and Adele H. (Kunze) Hackmann. He lived in Warrenton, Mo. and Malvern, Iowa where he graduated from high school in 1924. He married Evelyn L. Manson on June 1, 1932, in Elk Point, S.D. The couple lived in Logan, Iowa from 1932 to 1943 during which time he worked as a barber. They moved back to Sioux City in 1943 and he was employed by O.P. Skaggs, National Foods, and Johnnies Market until his retirement. She died on March 11, 1998. 

A member of Rustin Avenue United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, he had served on the church's board of trustees. 

Survivors include a son, Duane G. of Arlington, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Adele; and a brother, William. 

Memorials may be directed to Rustin Avenue United Methodist Church. 
 
 

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Mary H. Moran 
Mary H. Moran, 89, of Sioux City died Thursday March 12, 1998, at her home after a brief illness. 
Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. George Zehnder and the Rev. Leo Kostizen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8:30 p.m. today with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Moran was born on July 7, 1908, in Bonesteel, S.D., the daughter of Charles and Cora (Potter) Dummer. She attended school in Bonesteel and lived in Scotland, S.D. for several years. She married Lawrence Moran on March 31, 1928, in Olivet, S.D. They moved to Sioux City in 1943. He died on Sept 30, 1978. She moved to Omaha in 1990 and back to Sioux City in Jan. 1998. 

Survivors include five daughters, Lucille Edgar of Littleton, Colo., Betty and her husband, James Moser, of Sioux City, Genevieve Hoth of Sloan, Iowa, Charlotte Nolan of Sioux City, and Sandra and her husband, Melvin Ronfeldt, of Omaha, Neb.; two sons and their wives, Charles and Pat of Meridian, Miss., and Keith and Carol of Omaha; four brothers, Alfred Drummer of Olivet, S.D., Frank Drummer of Springfield, Mo., Edgar Drummer of Brownwood, Texas, and Marvin Drummer and his wife, Gertrude, of Bois D'Arc, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Veronica; two grandsons, Allen Edgar and Michael Moran; a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Charles, Oscar, and William Drummer; and two sisters, Ida Maruska and Edith Kusler. 

Pallbearers will be Kirk Edgar, Robert Ronfeldt, Tim Owen, William Wheatcraft, William Huff, and Jay Hoth. 

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Adam Ballinger 
JEFFERSON, S.D. - Adam Earl Ballinger, 35, of rural Jefferson died Friday March 13, 1998, at his residence after a short illness. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Elk Point United Parish Church in Elk Point, S.D. with the Rev. Fred C. Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City. 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. at the church. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Ballinger was born on Jan. 14, 1963, in Sioux City, the son of Richard and Dora Ballinger. He graduated from Jefferson High School in Jefferson, S.D. and attended South Dakota State University for one year. He farmed with his father and brother for many years and worked at Dakota Mechanical for several years. He married Ellen M. Tope on Oct. 10, 1997, in Elk Point. 

Survivors include his wife; his parents; three stepsons, Chad, Justin, and Taylor; a brother, Rodney and his wife, Joni, of rural Jefferson; three sisters, Carol Ann Searls of Sioux City, Dr. Beth Ann Ballinger of Iowa City, and Jane Ann and her husband, Matthew Rozell of Green Bay, Wis.; three nieces; and three nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl. 

Pallbearers will be Steve Johnson, Harry O'Connor, Jim Smith, Mike Dailey, Rodney Ballinger, and Glen McDonald. 
 
 

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Howard Hansen 
LAUREL, Neb. - Howard Dwaine Hansen, 80, of Laurel died Wednesday March 11, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at United Presbyterian Church in Laurel with the Rev. Craig Holstedt officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Schumacher Funeral Home in Laurel. 

Mr. Hansen was born May 8, 1917, on a farm northeast of Laurel, the son of Albert and Ida (Holm) Hansen. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Laurel. He attended rural school near Ruthion, Minn. He returned to the Laurel area in 1935. He married LaRoice Jones on July 2, 1938, in Slayton, Minn. The couple farmed in the Laurel and Belden area until moving into Laurel in 1950. He was then employed at the International Harvester Dealership where he was shop forman and mechanic until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and the Laurel Senior Center. 

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Charlotte and Paul Perry of Sioux City, and Dianne and Dave Lindstrom of Blair, Neb.; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ore "Dick" Hansen of Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Dorothy Moen of Portland, Ore., Helen Kumm of Osmond, Neb., and Glendora "Tottie" Brittell of Laurel; and nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers will be David, Michael, and Robert Perry, Corey Lindstrom, Carl Bures, and Nick Brittell. 
 

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Evelyn Wood 
MARCUS, Iowa - Evelyn Wood, 71, of Marcus died Thursday March 12, 1998, at her home. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Earnest and Roethler Funeral Chapel in Marcus with the Rev. Daniel Quinn officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today with the family present from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Wood was born Feb. 6, 1927, in Remsen, Iowa, the daughter of John H. and Louise M. (Sanow) Hansen. She grew up in the Remsen area and attended Union High School. She later attended nurse's training in Sioux City. She married Robert Anderson on July 21, 1950, in Remsen. She married Dale Wood on Dec. 30, 1976, in Remsen. She worked for many years at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa and also at Woodys in Marcus. She enjoyed traveling. 

Survivors include five daughters, Cyndi and her husband, Paul Wiebersch, of Marcus, Barb and her husband, Wayne Hendershot, of Vacaville, Calif., Pam and her husband, Bucky Tetinger, of Marcus, Dede Peterson of Cherokee, and Patti and her husband, Denny Heath, of Mesquite, Texas; three stepsons, Tom Wood and his wife, Laren, of Park Rapids, Minn., Mike Wood and his wife, Barb, of Sioux City, and Mark Wood of Paradise, Calif; a sister, Pearl Cargin of Larrabee, Iowa; a brother, Bud Hansen of Le Mars, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Hansen of Remsen; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Emma Dawson, Irene Schutt, and Ruth Presuhn; and two brothers, August and Stovie Hansen.


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