Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Ellen K. Dunker 
Ellen K. Dunker, 95, of Elkhorn, Neb., formerly of Sioux City, died Friday, March 20, 1998, at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Steward officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present during that time, at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel. 

Mrs. Dunker was born Feb. 14, 1903, in Sergeant Bluff, the daughter of Martin and Katherine (Petersen) Peterson. She attended Morningside College and taught school in Audubon, Iowa, for three years. 

She married Hans "Henry" Dunker on April 19, 1930, in Orange City, Iowa. He died Feb. 11, 1974. 

She moved to Thurston, Neb. in the early 1930s, where the couple owned the local hardware store. In the early 1940s, they moved to Sioux City, where she continued to reside until 1990 when she moved to Omaha. 

She was a former member of Grace United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Roger and Marilyn of Spring Valley, Ill., and Gordon and Nancy of Andreas, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Kay Dunker of Omaha, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Don, seven brothers and three sisters. 
 

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Rose M. Kahl 
Rose M. Kahl, 83, of Sioux City died Friday, March 20, 1998, at her residence of complication from Alzheimer Disease. 
Memorial services will be at noon Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Dillinger officiating. There will be no vistation. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Kahl was born April 14, 1914, in Braddock, N.D., the daughter of Henry and Rosina (Hahn) Bibelheimer. She attended Dickinson Teachers College and taught in North Dakota. 

She married Jacob Kahl on May 23, 1942, in Lemmon, S.D. The couple moved to Sioux City in 1952. He died Jan. 19, 1995, in Sioux City. 

She had owned and operated Team Electronics from 1952 to 1976. 

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and the Confraternity. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Judy and Mike Greiner of Sioux City; two sons, Thomas of Sioux City and Steve of Mary Ester, Fla.; her nephew, with whom she lived, and his wife, Roger and Bernie Hess of Sioux City; two brothers, Alfed Bibelheimer of Bismark, N.D., and Rueben Bibelheimer of Simi, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Alma, Sadie and Violet, and four brothers, Emil, Rudolph, Ben and Carl. 

Memorials may be directed to the Big Sioux Chapter of the Alzheimers Association. 
 
 

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Hersal Golliday 
Hersal Henry Golliday, 67, of Sioux City died Friday, March 20, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marvin Boes officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Iowa Air National Guard 185th Fighter Wing and Veterans of Foreign War Post 1973. Larkin Northside Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Golliday was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Gilson, Ill., the son of Robert P. and Lucy (Meck) Golliday. He was raised and attended school in Burlington, Iowa. 

He married Violet P.D. Williams on Oct. 4, 1952, in Margate, England. 

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954, after which he joined the National Guard. He lived in Spokane, Wash., before moving to Sioux City. 

He was employed by the Iowa Air National Guard 185th Fighter Wing for 35 years as a parachute rigger. 

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1973 and American Legion Post 662. 

Survivors include his wife; five daughters and their husbands, Terese and Douglas Millage, Elizabeth and Garry Dicus and Julie and William Hansen, all of Sioux City, Jacqueline and Gary Goodrich of Maple Grove, Minn., and Sherrie and Mark Wolterman of Danbury, Iowa; his mother of Muscatine, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Natasha, Damian and Nicholas Dicus, Monty, Tiffany and Brandon Goodrich, Kent Fredricksen, Tyler Hansen and two others; two sisters, Charlotte and her husband, the Rev. Clifford Brown, of Muscatine and Shirley and her husband, William Schaffner, of Jefferson City, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Willimetta Golliday of Burlington; two brothers, Robert E. of Sioux City and Frank and his wife, Nona, of Oklahoma City, and an adopted brother, Everett Christiansen of Sergeant Bluff. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lavern "Red" Golliday. 

Pallbearers will be Garry, Damian, Nicholas and Rick Dicus, Steve Fredricksen and William Hansen. 

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Linda A. Mattson 
SPENCER, Iowa - Linda A. Mattson, 95, of Spencer died Thursday, March 12, 1998, at her residence. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Zion United Church of Christ in Calumut, Iowa, with the Rev. Richard Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery at Paullina, Iowa. There will be no visitation. Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Mattson was born Aug. 28, 1902, in Liberty Township, O'Brien County, Iowa, the daughter of Claus and Anna (Geister) Ewoldt. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She moved with her family to Calument, where she received her education. 

She married Gunard Mattson on Dec. 16, 1925, in Cherokee. The couple lived in Des Moines for a year and a half before moving to Chicago. They retired and settled in Spencer in 1965. He died on May 24, 1989. 

Survivors include many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Herman and Rudolph Ewoldt, and two sisters, Hattie Schumann and Adele Heinl Deppe. 

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Calvin Chaussee Sr. 
ELK POINT, S.D. - Calvin L. "Cal" Chaussee Sr., 84, of Elk Point died Saturday, March 21, 1998, at his residence. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jospeh Catholic Church in Elk Point, with the Rev. John Rasmussen officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery at Jefferson, S.D. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Anderson Funeral Home in Elk Point. There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. and a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. today at the church. 

Mr. Chaussee was born Nov. 23, 1913, in Elk Point, the son of Fred and Florence (Authier) Chaussee. 

He married Inez Fowler on Aug 24, 1932, in Elk Point. The couple resided in Elk Point, where he farmed and worked as a home builder. 

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Calvin Jr. and his wife, Annette, of Calhan, Colo., and David of Goodyear, Ariz.; a daughter, Mary Conway of Lincoln, Neb.; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Darlene Hallgren of Minneapolis, Minn. 

He was preceded in death by two sisters. 

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Dr. Garry Gerdes 
HAWARDEN, Iowa - Dr. Garry D. Gerdes, 66, of Omaha, formerly of Hawarden and Cherokee, Iowa, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 21, 1998, at Midlands Hospital in Papillion, Neb. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Associated Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Laird Keever officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at Porter-Dow Funeral Home in Hawarden. 

Dr. Gerdes was born June 28, 1931, in Alvord, Iowa, the son of Dr. B.G. and Hazel (Jackson) Gerdes. He graduated from Hawarden High School in 1949. He attended the University of South Dakota and Westmar College. He graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn., in 1955. 

He married Janet Carsten on June 28, 1958, in Hawarden. 

He practiced optometry in Cherokee for 30 years. In 1984, he practiced optometry for Shopko Stores Inc. in Norfolk, Neb., and Omaha. 

While in Cherokee, he was active in the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Comerce. He also coached Little League Baseball. He was a member of the American Optometric Association, the Iowa Optometric Association and the Nebraska Optometric Association. 

Survivors include his wife; three sons, David and his wife, Chris, of Des Moines, Dr. Gregory of Omaha and Dan of New York City; two sisters, Kathryn Harris of Bedford, Iowa, and Linde and her husband, Lee Ross, of Hawarden; and a brother-in-law, Kay Carsten of Sioux Falls, S.D. 

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Harry W. Leinbaugh 
MOVILLE, Iowa - Harry W. Leinbaugh, 75, of Moville died of Parkinson's Disease Saturday, March 21, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Moville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Harold E. Werley officiating. Burial will be in the Kingsley City Cemetery at Kingsley, Iowa, at a later date. There will be no visitation. McCulloch Funeral Home of Moville is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Leinbaugh was born March 14, 1923, in Moville, the son of Harry W. and Lova (Twogood) Leinbaugh. He was raised in Moville, graduating from Moville High School in 1941. He attended Westmar College and Wayne State College. 

He served in the Armed Forces from 1943 to 1946. 

He married Helen M. Harris on July 18, 1948, in Moville. The couple lived in Sioux City until 1952, when they moved to Norwalk, Calif. They returned to Moville in 1954. 

He was employed with Bishop Buffet, Wincharger, Zenith, Dyna-Tech, Prince Manufacturing and Schaeff-Namco. 

He was a member of Moville United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Richard and Pamela of Des Moines; a sister, Bernice Andrews of Correctionville, Iowa; and two grandchildren, Aaron and Kaysie. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dorothy; and a brother, Myron. 

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Irene Lingle 
IDA GROVE, Iowa - Irene Bertha Louise Lingle, 75, of Ida Grove died Friday, March 20, 1998, at Morningside Care Center in Ida Grove. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Holstein, Iowa, with the Rev. Judith A. Piper officiating. Burial will be in Holstein City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. 

Mrs. Lingle was born Oct. 16, 1922, in Schaller, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Annie (Getzmier) Lichtenberg. She attended country schools and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith. 

She married Donald Lingle on Dec. 13, 1958, in Holstein. 

She was employed as a cook for several years at various restaurants and at Mary's. She also cleaned for various people. 

She was a member of the Methodist Church. She enjoyed baking and playing cards. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Donald Ervin Clifford and Theresa Lichtenberg of Sioux City; eight grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Ervin and Alvina Lichtenberg of Arthur, Iowa; four sisters-in-law, Kathleen Lichtenberg of Schaller, Beth Lingle of Storm Lake, Iowa, Luella Lingle of Holstein and Lois Porter of Sioux City; a brother-in-law and his wife, Dean and Kitti Lingle of Holstein; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Ruby Johnson; and two brothers, Wally and Clifford Lichtenberg. 

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Hertha M. Irwin 
CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa - Hertha Marie Irwin, 85, of Correctionville died Saturday, March 21, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville, with the Rev. Consorcia A. Sanchez officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m., at the Barker Funeral Home in Correctionville. 

Mrs. Irwin was born Jan. 2, 1913, in Doland, S.D., the daughter of Hans and Caroline (Jurgensen) Ahrendsen. She graduated from Correctionville High School in 1930. 

She married Robert Leland Irwin on July 26, 1935, in Waterloo, Iowa. 

She was a school teacher for many years and also was a telephone operator. 

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star and was a mother advisor of the Rainbow Girls. She was an avid golfer. 

Survivors include her husband; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Larry Chinn of Pierson, Iowa; three grandchildren, Blake Saxen, Marie Hayworth and Andy Kleespies; and 11 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis; two grandsons, Lanny Saxen and David Kleespies; four brothers, William, Herman, Adolph and Hans; and a sister, Kate Cobb. 


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