Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Fred A. Kay 
Fred A. "Bud" Kay, 81, of Dakota City died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. 
The body was cremated. There will be no visitation or memorial service. Becker-Hunt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Kay was born Sept. 8, 1916, in Wakefield, Neb., the son of John D. and Martha Kay. 

He married Maxine Krumwiede in West Point, Neb. He was employed as a commerical truck driver and later employed in truck maintenance with Hirschbach Trucking Company. 

He was of the Lutheran faith. 

Survivors include his wife; a stepdaughter, Sandra Polkinghorn of Britton, S.D.; three brothers, Dale, Merlin and Milford, all of Wakefield; three sisters, Dorothy Hansen of Wisner, Neb., Mildred Grimm of Wayne, Neb. and Vernette Busby of Wakefield; three stepgrandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. 

Michael R. Econ, 78, of Sioux City died Wednesday; Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 
 

 
 

Margaret M. Miller 
HOSPERS, Iowa - Margaret May Miller, 68, of Hospers, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at the Orange City, Iowa, hospital following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Plymouth Presbyterian Church in rural Akron, Iowa, with the Rev. Randall Knuth and the Rev. Brian Janssen officiating. Burial will be in Plymouth Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Visitation with the family present will resume from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the church. 

Mrs. Miller was born Dec. 15, 1929, in Akron, the daughter of Howard and Iva (Pike) Powell. She attended school in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1947. 

She married Wayne L. Miller on June 4, 1949, in Spink, S.D. She was employed with First National Bank for a few years. The couple farmed and lived in Union County, S.D., for four years prior to farming and living in Plymouth County, Iowa. They retired in 1991, and moved to Hospers. 

She was a member of Plymouth Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder, was involved in Bible study groups and was active in U.P.W. Recently the couple attended First Presbyterian Church in Hospers. 

Survivors include her husband; a son and his wife, Mark and Sue of Hospers; six grandsons, Brandon, Brett, Brady and Bryan Miller, and Peter and Philip Remus; her mother of Akron; a brother, Donald Powell of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a son-in-law, Donald Remus of Pocatello, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Remus and her father. 

Pallbearers will be Jay, Todd and Cliff Miller, Dennis and Wendell Powell and William Joseph. 

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Don R. Hansen 
WINNEBAGO, Neb. - Don R. "Shady" Hansen, 35, of rural Winnebago died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, of injuries suffered in an automobile and train accident. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Dale Jirousek officiating. Burial will be in Omaha Valley Cemetery at rural Homer, Neb. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City. 

Mr. Hansen was born June 29, 1962, in Sioux City, the son of Robert G. and Sharon J. (Barto) Hansen. He was employed as a carpenter with L-&-L Builders in Sioux City. 

Survivors include his fiancee, Cynthia "Syd" (Bristol) Fisher; two sons, Klayton and Daniel J., both of Sioux City; a stepson, Ryan Fisher at home; two brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Michelle of South Sioux City and Fredrick and Debbie of Emerson, Neb.; two stepbrothers, Christopher Reese and Rory McGinnis, both of Winnebago; a sister, Robin Hansen of South Sioux City; a half sister, Tonia Hansen of Winnebago; a stepsister, Tiffany Reese of Winnebago; his father and stepmother, Robert and Renee of Winnebago; his mother Sharon and her fiance, Charles Parker of South Sioux City; a paternal grandmother, Ruth Hansen of Winnebago; a maternal grandmother, Bernice Barto of South Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Austin, who died in the accident; and an infant daughter, Sydney Jordon Hansen. 

Pallbearers will be Paul Smith, Gary Ogden, Alvin Satterwhite, Loren and Eric Reed and Rod Boyle. 
 
 

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Austin K. Fisher 
WINNEBAGO, Neb. - Austin K. Fisher, 5, of rural Winnebago died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in rural Winnebago of injuries suffered in an automobile and train accident. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Dale Jirousek officating. Burial will be in Omaha Valley Cemetery at rural Homer, Neb. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City. 

Austin was born May 3, 1992, in Broken Bow, Neb., the son of Donald J. and Cynthia L. (Bristol) Fisher. He moved with his mother to rural Winnebago in 1994. He attended Winnebago Public School. 

Survivors include his mother; his father of Broken Bow; a brother, Ryan at home; two stepbrothers, Klayton and Daniel J. Hansen, both of Sioux City; a paternal grandmother, Iona Fisher of Broken Bow; maternal grandparents, Max and Lenore Bristol of Laramie, Wyo.; maternal great-grandparents, Dorothy Bristol of Kearney, Neb. and Kenneth and Maxine Slingsby of Arcadia, Neb.; stepgrandparents, Robert and Renee Hansen of Winnebago and Sharon Hansen and her fiance Charles Parker of South Sioux City. 

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Don R. Hansen, who died in the accident; and a half sister, Sydney Jordon Hansen. 

Pallbearers will be Corey, Clay and Rory McGinnis, John Carpenter and Brett Smith. 
 
 

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Walter Vande Kamp 
ROCK VALLEY, Iowa - Walter Vande Kamp, 81, of Rock Valley died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at the Valley Manor in Rock Valley. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Carmel Reformed Church in Carmel, Iowa, with the Rev. Brad Langstraat officiating. Burial will be in Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. 

Mr. Vande Kamp was born June 2, 1916, in Woodstock, Minn., the son of Henry and Nellie (Post) Vande Kamp. He lived in Inwood, Iowa, for seven years and at Hollandale, Minn., for 30 years. 

He married Marie Hooyer on Jan. 11, 1957, in Carmel. The couple resided in Rock Valley, where he was employed with Kooima's Manufacturing for 26 years before retiring. 

He was a member of Carmel Reformed Church, where he was a Sunday School and catechism teacher, and the Rock Valley's Senior Citizen's Club. He was a volunteer at the Valley Manor. 

Survivors include his wife; a son, John of Rock Valley; a daughter and her husband, Mariette and Duane De Kruyff of Pella, Iowa; two brothers, Jim of Mason City, Iowa, and the Rev. Gary and his wife Ardie of Sheldon, Iowa; seven sisters, Ada and her husband, Hilbert Mennega of Grand Rapids, Mich., Lory Harmsen of Sioux Falls, S.D., Tracy and her husband Doug Vandegrift of Albert Lea, Minn., Sue and her husband Merlin Wallin of Glenville, Minn., Eva and her husband Wally Karsjens of Hollandale, Minn., Sarah and her husband Rev. John Ekema of Pella, Iowa, and Vivie and her huband Jim Loverink of Hollandale; and a grandson, Cody De Kruyff. 

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jane; and a sister, Nellie Pauzenga. 
 
 

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Raymond Ludwig 
REMSEN, Iowa - Raymond Ludwig, 88, of Remsen died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, 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, at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. 

Mr. Ludwig was born Aug. 28, 1909, in rural Oyens, Iowa, the son of James and Mary (Bohnenkamp) Ludwig. He moved with his family to the Remsen area in 1911. He attended rural school and St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. 

He married Bertha Ruden on Feb. 21, 1933, in Remsen. The couple farmed near Remsen until moving into Remsen in 1963. He was employed as a truck driver with Arens Trucking of Remsen from 1963 to 1982. She died July 13, 1982. He entered Happy Siesta in May 1996. 

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Order of Foresters, a past member of St. Mary's parish advisory board from 1967 to 1971 and served on St. Mary's collection counting committee for many years. 

Survivors include four sisters, Myra Edwards of San Diego, Calif., Veronica and her husband Sylvester Ruden, Armella Galles and Lenora and her husband Dale Becker, all of Remsen; his caregiver and special niece, Carol Weber of Remsen; and numerous other nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Blum, Cyrilla Henrich and Dorothy Dubitsky. 

Memorials in the couple's names may be directed to either St. Mary's Parish or the Queen of Peace in Sioux City.
 

Frances M. Lynch 
Frances M. Lynch, 71, of Sioux City died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in Sioux City. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home with Arlo Pete Peterson, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation. 

Mrs. Lynch was born on July 31, 1926, in Sioux City, the daughter of Harlan and LaVerne (Billings) Spidell. A lifelong resident of Sioux City, she attended Central High School. She married Charles E. Lynch on March 11, 1947, in Sioux City. He died Dec. 27, 1994 in Sioux City. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was also a member of Shrine Campers and Abu Bekr Hospital Moms. 

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Lynch of Sioux City; four sons, Gary and his wife, Candy, of San Dimas, Calif., Dennis of Sioux City, Bryce and his wife, Wanda, of Sioux City, and Bruce and his wife, Vicki, of Waxhaw, N.C.; a sister, Anita Johnson of Sioux City; a brother, Bill Spidell of Carrollton, Texas; eight grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harry Spidell. 
 

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Michael R. Econ 
Michael R. Econ, 78, of Sioux City died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Ronald T. Allin, interim pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial with military graveside services will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mr. Econ was born on Nov. 21, 1919, in Sioux City. He was a lifelong resident of Sioux City and graduated from Central High School. He married Jean H. Houg on Nov. 1, 1941, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He later owned and operated 
Coopers Market for 46 years until his retirement in 1992. 

He was a member of the Elks Club, the American Legion, the V.F.W., and had served on the Board of Adjustments for the City of Sioux City. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and had served as a trustee and as a member of the session of the church. 

Survivors include his wife; a son, Steven and his wife, Kay of Sioux City; and two grandchildren, Heather and Christopher. 

He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Frances and Ben Cooper. 

Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, Goodwill Industries, or the Ronald McDonald House. 
 
 

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Jean F. Farr 
Jean F. Farr, 63, of Sioux City died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Crescent Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas Raphael-Nakos officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Mrs. Farr was born on June 25, 1934, in Lincoln, Neb., the daughter of Charles and Lelia (Porter) Lewis. She came to Sioux City in 1949 and later graduated from Central High School. She married Jack B. Farr on Oct. 3, 1952, in Sioux City. She was employed by Earl May Nursery and Garden Center for several years and also worked for Bomgaars. 

She was a member of Crescent Park United Methodist Church and Church Women United. 

Survivors include her husband; two sons, John R. of Sioux City, and Ronald and his wife, Sandi, of Avoca, Iowa; a brother, Charles Lewis of Walla Walla, Wash.; a sister, Marilyn Hathaway and her husband, James, of Sioux City; six grandchildren, Cora, Sara, Tiara, Ronald Jr., Brandon J., and R. David Farr; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Barbara Jean Farr; a sister, Joyce Wetzbarger; and a grandson. 
 

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Former sheriff Wendell Kilts dies
OKOBOJI, Iowa - Wendell James Kilts, Dickinson County sheriff from 1976 to 1992, died Tuesday at a Rochester, Minn., hospital. He was 51. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Milford Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery at Spirit Lake with graveside rites by Milford Post 384, American Legion. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today with family present from 7 to 9 p.m. 

A native of Spirit Lake and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Kilts served as a law enforcement officer for more than 20 years. He served as chief of police at Arnolds Park and then as Dickinson County sheriff. 

Kilts was a member of the Iowa State Sheriffs and Deputies Association, the National Sheriffs Association, Milford American Legion Post 384, Disabled American Veterans and National Rifle Association. 

Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Hodson of Earlham, Iowa; his mother, Alma Kilts of Milford; two brothers, Von Kilts of Primghar, Iowa, and Rick Kilts of Milford; and four grandchildren. 
 
 

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Lillian C. Peterson 
SLOAN, Iowa - Lillian Charlotte Peterson, 85, of Sloan died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Whiting, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Evangelical Covenant Church in Sloan. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Albaton, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home in Sloan. 

Miss Peterson was born on Jan. 4, 1913, in Albaton, the daughter of Gust and Ida (Ridder) Peterson. She graduated from Sloan High School in 1930 and later from NBT Business School in Sioux City. She was employed at the Sloan State Bank starting as a bookkeeper on Aug. 26, 1940. She became assistant cashier in January 1942, cashier in January 1969, and vice president in January 1975. She retired in 1978. She had served on the Board of Directors of Sloan State Bank from January 1970 until 1986. 

She was baptized and confirmed at Evangelical Covenant Church in Sloan where she was a lifelong member. She served as Sunday school treasurer for many years, played piano for church services and Sunday school for 50 years and was a member of the Ladies Aid and Missionary Society. She was also a past member of the Seroptomist Club in Sioux City. 

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Dorothy Peterson of Whiting; a niece and her husband, Charlotte and Raymond Low of Onawa, Iowa; and five nephews and their wives, Lloyd and Edna Lindberg of Sioux City, Robert and Maxine Lindberg of Marion, Iowa, Carlton and Sally Peterson of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Keith and Pat Peterson and Kenneth and Marcia Peterson, all of Sloan. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Herbert; and two sisters, Edna Peterson and Elsie Lindberg. 
 
 

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Don R. Hansen 
WINNEBAGO, Neb. - Don R. "Shady" Hansen, 35, of rural Winnebago died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, of injuries suffered in an automobile and train accident. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Dale Jirousek officiating. Burial will be in Omaha Valley Cemetery at rural Homer, Neb. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City. 

Mr. Hansen was born June 29, 1962, in Sioux City, the son of Robert G. and Sharon J. (Barto) Hansen. He was employed as a carpenter with L-&-L Builders in Sioux City. 

Survivors include his fiancee, Cynthia "Syd" (Bristol) Fisher; two sons, Klayton and Daniel J., both of Sioux City; a stepson, Ryan Fisher at home; two brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Michelle of South Sioux City and Fredrick and Debbie of Emerson, Neb.; a half brother and his wife, Robert Jr. and Virginia Hansen; two stepbrothers, Christopher Reese and Rory McGinnis, both of Winnebago; a sister, Robin Hansen of South Sioux City; a half sister, Tonia Hansen of Winnebago; a stepsister, Tiffany Reese of Winnebago; his father and stepmother, Robert and Renee of Winnebago; his mother and her fiance, Sharon Hansen and Charles Parker of South Sioux City; a paternal grandmother, Ruth Hansen of Winnebago; a maternal grandmother, Bernice Barto of South Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Austin, who died in the accident; and an infant daughter, Sydney Jordon Hansen. 

Pallbearers will be Paul Smith, Gary Ogden, Alvin Satterwhite, Loren and Eric Reed and Rod Boyle.


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