Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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William Thompson Sr. 
William G. "Bill" "Bingo Bill" Thompson Sr., 69, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Thursday, March 19, 1998, at a local hospital. 
Services will be at 6 p.m. today at Christy, Smith, and Hockenberry Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael R. Ring of Glad Tidings Lighthouse officiating. The body will be cremated. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Mr. Thompson was born May 17, 1928, in Sioux City, the son of Henry G. and Verla (Rupe) Thompson. He was raised in Sioux City and had lived his entire life in Sioux City or South Sioux City. 

He was married to Mable Titus for several years. 

He married Arlean M. Nicolls on Dec. 13, 1952 in South Sioux City. She died July 23, 1995, in Sioux City. 

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. 

He had been a mechanic and operated his own garage. He was also a truck driver and heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1979. He managed the Autumn Park Apartments in South Sioux City for a few years. 

He was a member of Glad Tidings Lighthouse in South Sioux City and FOE Eagles 2492. He had a long career in boxing and was widely known in Golden Gloves boxing. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing bingo. 

Survivors include three daughters, Penny and her husband, Mike Bekish, Robin and her husband, Jeff Hass, and Paullette Thompson, all of Sioux City; four sons, Robert and his wife, Mary, Arnold and his wife, Sue, William G. Jr. and his wife, Crystal, and Randy, all of Sioux City; 19 grandchildren, Chad, Willie, J.B., Rose, Beverly, Danny, Christopher, Amber, Andrew, Nicholas, Jodi, Cody, Dustina, Melissa, Travis, Shauntella, Chastity, Britny and Robert; and a brother, Paul and his wife, Shirley, of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

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Lawrence J. Sandau 
Lawrence J. "Jake" Sandau, 48, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of Yankton, S.D., died Friday, March 20, 1998, at Bergen Mercy Hospital in Omaha. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with Monsignor Edward Kelly officiating. There will be a rosary at 8 p.m. today at McCurdy Funeral Chapel in Council Bluffs. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery at Sioux City. 

Mr. Sandau was born June 30, 1949, in Yankton. 

He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. 

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Sandau; a daughter, Julie Ann Sandau; a granddaughter, Mallory Bohlke; two brothers, Thomas Sandau of Elk Point, S.D., and Roger Sandau of Council Bluffs; two sisters, Sharisue Wilcoxon of Omaha and Rebecca Fuentes of South Sioux City; and many nieces and nephews. 
 
 

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Robert E. Bedlington 
Robert E. Bedlington, 84, formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, March 16, 1998, in Overland Park, Kan. 
Services were held Wednesday, March 18, at Muehlebach Funeral Home in Kansas City, Mo. The Rev. Robert Murphy officiated. Entombment was in Mount Mariah Mausoleum at Kansas City. 

Mr. Bedlington was born Sept. 7, 1913, in Sioux City, the son of Robert and Amelia (Figi) Bedlington. He graduated from Central High School in 1931. 

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

He was a retired clothing manfacturer's representative. 

He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Kansas City. 

Survivors include four daughters, Laurie Bedlington of Kansas City, Nancy Bedlington and her husband, Dr. Robert Elkins, of Overland Park, Dr. Martha Bedlington of Seattle, Wash., and Robin Bedlington of Washington D.C.; a sister and her husband, Ruth and Robert Kennedy of Sioux City; and two granddaughters, Anne and Kathryn Elkins. 

Memorials may be directed to either St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Mo., or the Foundation Fighting Blindness in Baltimore, Md. 

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Myrna M. Wendt 
Myrna M. (Greigg) Wendt, 72, of Sioux City died of emphysema Saturday, March 21, 1998, at her residence. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Paul Sieveking officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Wendt was born May 12, 1925, in Ireton, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Hattie Greigg. 

She moved to Hawarden, Iowa, graduating from Hawarden High School. In 1942, she moved to Sioux City. 

She married LeRoy "Bud" Wendt on Dec. 23, 1946, in Sioux City. He died in 1980. 

She owned and operated the Varsity Restaurant in Morningside for more than 30 years. Earlier, she managed the family restaurant, Greigg's House of Hamburger. Through her restaurants, she had more than 40 years association with the students and faculty of Morningside College. 

She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. 

Survivors include a sister, Helen Gehring of Council Bluffs, Iowa; a brother and his wife, Stanley L. and Cathryn Greigg of Washington D.C.; two sisters-in-law, Wavie and Arlene Greigg, both of Sioux City; four nieces; and three nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert and William Greigg. 

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Erwin R. Glew 
 Erwin R. Glew, 77, of Sioux City died of a sudden illness Saturday, March 21, 1998, in Sioux City. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Morningside Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kevin Lee and Pastor Donohue Sarff officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 9 p.m. and a prayer service at 8 p.m. conducted by Pastor Marvin Mueller of Mornigside Lutheran Church, at the Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Mr. Glew was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Delhi, Iowa, the son of Raymond E. and Estella (Miller) Glew. 

He was raised on a farm in Delhi. He graduated from Delhi High School and attended the American Institute of Business in Omaha. 

He served in the U.S. Navy as a yeoman first class during World War II. 

He married Zada M. Wendt on June 30, 1948, in Sioux City. 

He was employed as a branch manager for Dadant and Sons Bee Supplies in Paris, Texas, from 1949 to 1959. He came to Sioux City in 1959 and opened a branch of Dadant and Sons Bee Supplies, working until his retirement in January 1997. 

He was a member of Morningside Lutheran Church. He was a commerical beekeeper and was active in many beekeeping organizations in the Midwest. 

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Barbara Kaufman and Berverly and her husband, Harlan Lessman, all of Sioux City; a son and his wife, Richard and Bonnie of Omaha; a brother, Donald of Sun City, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Bart, Sarah and Joshua Kaufman and Hob, Curt and Greg Lessman; and 18 nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Lawrence and Leonard. 

Pallbearers will be Bart, Sarah and Joshua Kaufman and Hob, Curt and Greg Lessman. 

Memorials may be directed to Morningside Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society. 

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Margaret A. Goodsell 
Margaret A. "Peg" Goodsell, 81, of Dakota City died Monday, March 23, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Dakota City United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mike Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City. 

Mrs. Goodsell was born Aug. 13, 1916, in Dakota City, the daughter of Fred F. and Maggie (Brown) Leedom. 

She married Tilden A. "Tony" Goodsell on Feb. 2, 1951, in Dakota City. He died Jan. 26, 1960, in Sioux City. 

She was formerly employed as an office clerk for the Dakota County sheriff and the Dakota County assessor. 

She was a member of Dakota County United Methodist Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher and served as church secretary. She was a board member of the Dakota City Cemetery. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Clarence and Clara of Centerville, Texas; two daughters, Karen L. DeRoin of Pasadena, Texas, and Charlene R. Weber of Dakota City; a sister, Elizabeth M. Curry of South Sioux City; three foster children, Ferne Ellis, Carol Rodgers and Julia Perkins, all of Dakota City; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Arnold Bartels of Randolph, Neb., and Lewis Goodsell of Sioux City; and three sisters-in-law, Lucille Roby of Portland, Ore., and Jessie Leedom and Ethel Irwin, both of South Sioux City. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Tilden T., six brothers and five sisters. 

Pallbearers will be Donald Wilke, John Swick, Chet Leedom, Murray Larson, Eugene Curry and Frank Barkley. 

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Larry J. Frye 
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 Larry James Frye, 53, of North Sioux City died Saturday, March 21, 1998, in Sioux City following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednes day at Riverside United Methodist Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Merrill G. Muller officiating. Burial will be in McCook Cemetery at North Sioux City. Visitation will be from 1 to 8:30 p.m. at Berkemier Funeral Home in Sioux City. 

Mr. Frye was born March 12, 1945, in Sioux City, the son of Clarence and Jeanette (Girard) Frye. 

He married Linda Cane on Aug. 19, 1964, in Elk Point, S.D. The couple made their home in North Sioux City. 

He was a self-employed mechanic. He enjoyed fishing. 

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Ashley Frye and Jodie Honeyeutt, both of North Sioux City, and Sharon Henry of Sioux City; a stepdaughter, Brandy Kamrath of South Sioux City; a sister, Stella Green of North Sioux City; and six grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Orville and Richard. 

Pallbearers will be Huck, Ernie and Terry Frye, Randy Honeyeutt and David J. and David M. Henry. 
 

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Clarence Ronell 
ELK POINT, S.D. - Clarence Ronell, 94, of Yucca Valley, Calif., formerly of Elk Point, died Jan. 12, 1998, in Yucca Valley. 
Services were held Jan 17. in Yucca Valley. Burial was in Mountain Valley Memorial Park. 

Mr. Ronell was born and raised in Spink Township, Elk Point. He attended South Dakota State in Brookings, S.D., where he studied agriculture. 

He had farmed in the Elk Point area. 

He moved with his family from Elk Point to Denver, Colo., where he attended school. He then moved to California, where he had been a resident for 62 years. He had lived in Yucca Valley for two months. 

He was employed as an appliance serviceman for 36 years. 

He was of the Lutheran faith. 

Survivors include his wife, Ruth; three daughters, Dorothy Grady of Yucca Valley, Lois Gruber of Claremont, Calif., and Delores Penning of Hemet, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

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Helen Carl 
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Helen Mae Carl, 76, of Storm Lake died Wednesday, March 18, 1998, at her winter residence in Peoria, Ariz. 
Memorial services will be held at United Methodist Church in Storm Lake in April on a date to be announced later. Fratzke Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Carl was born May 5, 1921, in Russell, Iowa, the daughter of Virgil and Edith Lewis. She was raised on a farm in the Russell area. 

She graduated from Russell High School and attended William Penn College. 

Survivors include her husband, Donald C. Carl; a son and his wife, Charles and Judy of Peoria, Ill.; a grandson; a daughter-in-law, Sue Voss of Washington D.C.; and three sisters and their husbands, Margaret and Jerry Beam of Bradenton, Fla., Louise and Frank Thacker of Littleton, Colo., and Wanda and Richard Risbeck of Chariton, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dr. James R.; and an infant daughter. 

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Fred E. Mohl 
BANCROFT, Neb. - Fred E. "Fritz" Mohl, 82, of Bancroft died Monday, March 23, 1998, at his residence. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bancroft, with the Rev. Paul Krentz officiating. Burial will be in Bancroft Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Munderloh Funeral Home in Bancroft. 

Mr. Mohl was born May 7, 1915, in Bancroft, the son of Ernest and Louise (Zwygart) Mohl. 

He married Bertha Ross on April 2, 1944. The couple farmed until moving into Bancroft in December 1977. She died March 1, 1982. 

He married Florence Hall on May 1, 1983. 

He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council. He also served on the board of directors for Citizens Bank in Bancroft and was active in the community. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Roger and Alice of Bancroft and Douglas and Mary of Hartington, Neb.; five grandchildren, Gayle, Richard, Ben, Brian and Stefanie Mohl; two great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Tom Hall of Jefferson, S.D., and Dick Hall of Trenton, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Janet Wambeke of Minneapolis and Barbara Martin of Tucson, Ariz.; 11 stepgrandchildren; 10 stepgreat-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert of Bancroft and Elmer of Norfolk, Neb.; and two sisters, Ella Carlson of Hooper, Neb., and Florence Erickson of Oakland, Neb. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred, and a sister, Laura Daberkow. 

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Erma T. Cagley 
KINGSLEY, Iowa - Erma T. Cagley, 93, of Kingsley died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Rev. John Crosswhite officiating. Burial will be in Holstein City Cemetery at Holstein, Iowa. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Cagley was born Dec. 13, 1904, in rural Kingsley, the daughter of Herman and Laura (Klotz) Witt. She was raised in the Kingsley area. 

She married Brownley Cagley in 1923. 

She was employed as a cook at the Kingsley school for 25 years. 

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Robert and Julie of Sioux City and Jack and Delores of Hasting, Neb.; a grandson, Mark Cagley; two sisters, Linda Haggin and Ethel Witt, both of Holstein; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Donald; and a granddaughter, Carol Jean Cagley. 

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Esther Wolfe 
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Esther Wolfe, 65, of Cherokee died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m., at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, with the Rev. Ray Kruger officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today and Wednesday, at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. 

Mrs. Wolfe was born June 19, 1932, in Cherokee County in Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Alma (Reusch) Goodburn. She graduated from Marcus High School in Marcus, Iowa, in 1950. 

She married Vernon Green on July 19, 1951, in Marcus. He died April 14, 1982. She married Dale Wolfe on July 1, 1986, in Cherokee. 

She was a member of Memorial Presbyterian Church and the 037 State Line Travelers Square Dance Group. She enjoyed square dancing, camping and playing cards. 

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Carol Wilkie and Janet and her husband, Bob Nelson, all of Cherokee, and Debra and her husband, Duane Korleski, of Ireton, Iowa; a son and his wife, James and Lori Green of Cherokee; three stepsons and their wives, Bob and Bev Wolfe of Grand Island, Neb., David and Marilyn Wolfe of Chicago and Rick and Mary Wolfe of Salina, Kan.; a stepdaughter and her husband, Vicki and Bob Hogancamp of Lake View, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Matt, Mike and Mark Van Oort, Curt and Kyle Wilkie, Andy Green and Brad and Jennifer Korleski; nine stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Leota Schindler of Camp Hill, Penn.; two brothers and their wives, Elmer and Betty Goodburn of Marcus and Gerald and Marjorie Goodburn of Cherokee; a sister-in-law, Leila Goodburn of Cherokee; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, William Wilkie; a brother, Don Goodburn; and a brother-in-law, Tobias Schindler. 

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Walter L. Wimer 
UTE, Iowa - Walter Lyman Wimer, 87, of Ute died Sunday at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christian Church in Ute, with Pastor Mark Smeltzer officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery, with military honors conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5605 and American Legion Aaby Post 442, both of Ute. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today at Armstrong Funeral Home in Ute. 

Mr. Wimer was born July 7, 1910, in Ute, the son of William and Lizzie (Larson) Wimer. He was raised and educated in the Ute area, graduating from Ute High School in 1929. 

He served in the U.S. Navy for four years. 

He married Eula Brewer on Nov. 22, 1939, in Dakota City. The couple resided in Ute, where he was employed in farming and carpentry until he retired. 

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5605. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Mike and Donita of Bee Bee Town, Iowa, and Larry and Yolanda of Vallejo, Calif.; a daughter and her husband, Peggy and John Wendt of Denison, Iowa; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank of Ute; two sisters-in-law, Bethene Cooper of Newark, Calif., and Barbara Brewer of San Antonio, Texas; a brother-in-law, Earl Durr and his wife, Lorene, of Eatonville, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard, and two sisters, Opal Golden and Genevieve Wimer. 

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Devon Thomas 
BRUNSVILLE, Iowa - Devon Thomas, 18-month-old hospice foster son of Chris and Kimberly Popken of Brunsville, died Saturday, March 21, 1998, at his residence. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa, with the Rev. Peter Boe of Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township, officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 6 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Devon was born July 25, 1996, in Sioux City. 

Survivors include his hospice foster parents; a foster brother, Jordan Spencer, at home; and two foster sisters, Jared Spencer and Jaina Popken, both at home. 

Memorials may be directed to the National Organization of Rare Disorders in New Fairfield, Conn.


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