Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Evelyn Lemke-Freeman 
Evelyn D. (Washburn) Lemke-Freeman, 89, of Sioux City died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Countryside Retirement Center following a lengthy illness. 
The body was cremated. There will be no services or visitation. Private family burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Lemke-Freeman was born Dec. 3, 1908, in Sioux City. She graduated from Central High School. 

She married Kenneth Lemke, who died in 1966. She married Stanley Freeman on July 17, 1978, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The couple moved to Honolulu and returned to Sioux City in 1985. He died Jan. 10, 1986, in Sioux City. 

She was employed as a teletype operator for Western Union. 

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. 

Survivors incude several nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church. 
 
 

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John W. Glasson 
 John W. Glasson, 69, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Monday, March 16, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thurs day at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Ronald T. Allin, interim pastor, officiating. Private family burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Mr. Glasson was born April 21, 1928, in Cherokee, Iowa, the son of Karl W. and Vera (Warren) Glasson. 

He was raised on a farm near Cherokee. He graduated from Wilson High School and attended Iowa State University. 

He married Wanda I. Weesner on Aug. 27, 1950, in Earlham, Iowa. 

While in Cherokee, he was employed as a brakeman with Illinois Central Railroad. He was employed with Omar Bakeries in 1955, transferring to Sioux City. In 1959, he became a supervisor later a branch manager with Omar. He then was employed with Roberts Dairy in Sioux City for several years. Upon retiring from Roberts, he became a real estate agent, with a G.R.I. designation, retiring in 1996. 

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon and sang in the choir at one time. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard. 

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Dan and Diane and Paul and Shelly, all of Sioux City; two daughters, Lynn and her husband, Curt Johnson, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Carol Glasson of Vail, Colo.; a brother and his wife, Richard and Donna of Cherokee; and five grandchildren, Danny, Debbie and Jacob Glasson and Jeff and Kelly Johnson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 
 
 

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Ebba S. Olson 
 Ebba Sylvia Olson, 84, of Omaha., formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, March 15, 1998, at an Omaha hospital. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thurs day at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel, with the Rev. Allen Wicks of First Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visit-ation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. and a prayer service at 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Olson was born June 18, 1913, in Belle Creek, Minn., the daughter of Swan and Ingrid (Anderson) Benson. 

She married Lou Olson on Dec. 25, 1932, in Red Wing, Minn. He died in 1974. 

She was employed as a sales clerk with Woolworth. 

She was a member of First Lutheran Church. 

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Gaylord and Darlene of Puyallup, Wash., and Allen and Carolyn of Garland, Texas; two daughters and their husbands, Sherrill and Jack Gacke of Abilene, Texas, and Sandra and John Lewis of Omaha; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, four brothers and a sister. 
 
 

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Gladys A. Butler 
Gladys Amelia Butler, 84, of Anderson, Mo., formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at McDonald County Health Care Center in Anderson following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Valley View Church in Pineville, Mo., with the Rev. Larry Jones officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Stella, Mo. Visitation will begin at noon today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson. 

Mrs. Bulter was born Feb. 16, 1914, in Sioux City, the daughter of Charles Leroy and Margaret Blanche (Hagman) Peck. She moved to McDonald County in 1944, where she lived in the Anderson and Pineville areas. 

She married Arthur Sigler, who died on April 13, 1966. She married Thomas Frank Butler, who died in November 1987. 

She was a homemaker. 

She was a member of Pineville Baptist Church. 

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Dick Peck of Springdale, Ark., and Charles L. Sigler of Wentzville, Mo.; five daughters, Donna Daniel of Carrollton, Texas, Marlene Mustain of Jane, Mo., Caroline Mann of Rogers, Ark., Marilyn Smythia of Anderson, Mo., and Glenda Perryman of Las Vegas, Nev.; three brothers, Archie and Loren Peck, both of Sioux City, and Roger Peck of Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Genevieve Hanna and June Young, both of Sioux City, and Norma Johnson of Kansas City, Mo.; a stepson, Leonard Sigler of Sioux City; four stepdaughters, Edith Kobes, Lorraine Vanderlinden and Ruth Kobes, all of Sioux City, and Betty Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and several stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Peck, a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons. 
 

Former sheriff Wherry dies 
VERMILLION, S.D. - Leo Jay Wherry, who served as Clay County sheriff from 1957 to 1963, died of cancer Monday at a Vermillion hospital. He was 81. 

Wherry, a Clay County native, graduated from Vermillion High School in 1936 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war he returned to Vermillion, where he farmed before being elected sheriff. 

After leaving law enforcement, Wherry was regional sales manager for Electro-Magic at Vermillion and later for a manufacturer of hog confinement buildings, Porter Span of Holland, Mich. 
He married Jane Clark Aparil 27, 1940. 

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion. A prayer service will be at 6:30 p.m. today at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion, with the Rev. Mari Larson officiating. Burial will be in Bluff View Cemetery in Vermillion. 

Survivors include his wife, Hazel; two daughters, JoAnn Wherry of Sioux Falls and Judy Morse of Aurora, Colo.; a son and his wife, David and Janel Wherry of Vermillion; three grandchildren; a sister, Alice Spencer of Long Beach, Calif., and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay and Jessie Wherry; a brother, David, and a daughter, Barbara. 

Memorials may be directed to Dalesburg Lutheran Church or Vermllion Hospice. 

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Meta Harms 
GEORGE, Iowa - Meta Harms, 87, of South Sioux City, formerly of George, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, with Pastor Tom Hobson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present at 7 p.m., at Bolin Funeral Home in George. 

Mrs. Harms was born May 12, 1910, in Wheeler Township near George, the daughter of Charles and Mary Cardine (Johnson) Hinsch. 

She moved with her family to Rock Rapids, Iowa when she was seven years old, and attended school through the eighth grade. 

She married George E. Harms on Feb. 28, 1937, in Rock Rapids. The couple farmed near George for 26 years. He died in 1964. 

She moved into George, where she was employed as the produce manager of Charlie's Clover Farm Supermarket until retiring in 1973. She moved to South Sioux City in 1977, with her daughter. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Charles and Margot of El Paso, Texas; a daughter and her husband, Susan and Hershel Hassebroek of South Sioux City; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

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

Pallbearers will be Roger Sprock, Gilbert Teunissen, Brady Hassebroek, David Wilson, Robert Sprock and Tony Hinsch. 
 
 

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Walter M. Struck 
IRETON, Iowa - Walter Martin Struck, 83, of rural Ireton died unexpectedly Monday, March 16, 1998, at his residence. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton, with the Rev. Loren Vogler officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Porter-Dow Funeral Home in Ireton. 

Mr. Struck was born Sept. 3, 1914, in Ireton, the son of Cort and Rebecca (Zimmerman) Struck. He graduated from Fairmont High School in Fairmont, Minn., in 1931. 

He was employed at the Fairmont Railway Motors and the Naval Gun Factory in Arlington, Va. 

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1943 to 1946. 

He married Mildred Vlotho on Sept. 7. 1947, in Ireton. The couple farmed near Ireton. She died May 25, 1990. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Dennis and Dena of Ireton; and two grandchildren, Ryan and Allison. 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Aaron. 
 

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William J. Heidesch 
REMSEN, Iowa - William J. Heidesch, 62, of Remsen died of complications from scleroderma Monday, March 16, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Thomas J. Hart, the Rev. Timothy Johnson, both of Remsen, and the Rev. John J. McGuirk, of Sheldon, Iowa, officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday, with a parish rosary at 3 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and a rosary at 8 p.m. said by the Catholic Order of Foresters, all at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. 
Mr. Heidesch was born April 22, 1935, in rural Le Mars, Iowa, the son of Fred and Armella (Galles) Heidesch. He was raised in the Remsen area and attended both rural school and St. Mary's Catholic School. 

He then farmed with his parents. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. 

He married Shirley Barthole on Nov. 21. 1959, in Kingsley, Iowa. The couple farmed near Remsen until 1987, when they moved into Remsen. 

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. 

Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Sue and her husband, Dick Sievers, Cindy and her husband, John Meacham, and Shelly Heidesch, all of Remsen, and Sherry and her husband, Bob Kinney, of Alton; nine grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Lyle and Ethel of Remsen; and four sisters and their husbands, Phyllis and John Ungs of Dubuque, Iowa, Harriet and James Nolan of Los Angeles, Calif., Mary and Gordon Grieve of Sioux City and Rosie and Gary Grage of Kingsley. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Louis. 
 

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Maude H. Egger 
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Maude H. Egger, 91, of Cherokee died Monday, March 16, 1998, at Cherokee Villa following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, with a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m., at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Pastor Bob Blair officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery near Meriden, Iowa. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Egger was born April 2, 1906, in Cleghorn, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob and Lulu (Brookfield) Walker. 

She married Paul A. Egger on July 28, 1926, in Sioux Falls, S.D. The couple farmed in Liberty Township, retiring and moving to Cherokee in 1970. He died June 23, 1984. 

She enterd Cherokee Villa in September 1991. 

She was a member of Cleghorn Christian Church, the In-As-Much Circle, the Cherokee County Chorus, the Farm Bureau Ladies Organizations and the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Quilters. She was active in 4-H and Cleghorn school organizations. 

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Virginia and Richard Wightman of Sioux City and Virjean and Jack Knudsen of Nashua, Iowa; two sons and their wives, Darrell and Karen and James and Betty, all of Cleghorn; a daughter-in-law, Norma Egger of Stanhope, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel Tripp of Sioux Falls. 

She was preceded in death by two sons, Leon and Donald; and a brother, Floyd Walker. 

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Bonnie K. Hayward 
BATTLE CREEK, Iowa - Bonnie K. Hayward, 41, of Le Mars, Iowa, formerly of Battle Creek, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a sudden illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, with the Rev. Daniel T. Torkelson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Ms. Hayward was born April 5, 1956, in Ida Grove, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Elvera (Jensen) Hayward. She was raised on the family farm near Battle Creek. She attended school in the Battle Creek and Ida Grove School districts, graduating from Ida Grove High School. 

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She had lived in Le Mars much of her adult life. 

Survivors include two brothers and their wives, Steven and Judie of Sioux City and John and Judy of Battle Creek; and four nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.


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