Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries


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Larry J. Frye 
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. today 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. Berkemier Funeral Home in Sioux City is in charge of the arrangements. 

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

He married Linda Cain 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 and her husband, Randy Honeycutt, both of North Sioux City, and Shawn and her husband, David Henry, of Sioux City; a stepdaughter, Brandy Kamrath of South Sioux City; a sister and her husband, Stella and Harry 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 Honeycutt and David J. and David M. Henry. 


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. to day at Morningside Lutheran Church, with Pastor Kevin Lee and Pastor Donohue Sarff officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

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, Neb. 

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 Delware, Iowa. 

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 Beverly and her husband, Harlan Lessman, all of Sioux City; a son and his wife, Richard and Bonnie of Omaha, Neb.; 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. 


Caroline Trammell 
Caroline (Bauer) Trammell, 67, a Sioux City native and direct descendant of Chief War Eagle, died of a brain tumor Saturday, March 14, 1998, at her home in Tishomingo, Okla. 

Services and burial were held Sunday, March 15, in Teller Cemetery at Tishomingo. The Rev. Perry Crisp officiated. Corbin Funeral Home of Tishomingo was in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Trammell was born July 16, 1930, in Sioux City, the daughter of Alvin Joseph and Alice Cora (Conger) Bauer. 

She attended schools in Sioux City and received a practical nursing degree from Southern Oklahoma Area Vo-Tech in Ardmore, Okla. 

She married James William McPeek in 1950 in Sioux City. They were divorced in 1958. She married Russell Trammell May 5, 1960, in Texas. 

Mrs. Trammell had lived in Oklahoma for about 30 years. She was a licensed practical nurse at the Johnston County Hospital at Tishomingo for 23 years. 

Survivors include seven sons, Kenneth William McPeek of Los Angeles, Michael McPeek of Sioux City, Gerald McPeek of St. Charles, Mo., Russell Jr. and Oscar Trammell of Tishomingo, Curtis Trammell of Chicago and Shawn Trammell of Madill, Okla.; four daughters, Caroline Joy Boetger of Sioux City, Mary Maxine Trammell and Melissa Holt, both of Tishomingo, and Linda Bouldin of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Mary Alice Ramona Bauer of Tishomingo; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother, Alvin Bauer Jr. 


Gilbert C. Niehus 
REMSEN, Iowa - Gilbert C. Niehus, 76, of Remsen died Jan. 15, 1997, at The Abby in Le Mars, Iowa. His body was donated to science. 
Memorial services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. Private burial will be at a later date. 


Jeanette Baartman 
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - Jeanette Baartman, 70, of Sioux Center died Sunday, March 22, 1998, at Sioux Center Community Hospital. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at First Christian Reformed Church in Hull, Iowa, with the Rev. Carl J. Klompien officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Baartman was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Valley Springs, S.D., the daughter of Art and Margriet (Bakker) Vande Pol. 

She married William Baartman on Dec. 15, 1953, in Hull. He died in 1988. 

She was employed with the Sioux Center hospital for 25 years. She moved to the New Homestead in Sioux Center in 1991. 

Mrs. Baartman was a member of First Christian Reformed Church and the Bereans. She enjoyed reading, gardening and crocheting. 

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Gretchen and Dave Eide of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jill and Jeff Sandbulte of Sioux Center; a stepdaughter and her husband, Geneva and Larry Klingel of Bandera, Texas; two sisters, Alberta and her husband, Marvin Vander Wilt, and Johanna Van Surksum, all of Hull; a brother and his wife, Edward and Betty Vande Pol of Pella, Iowa; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and five stepgreat-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Pallbearers will be Jerry Vande Pol, Bill Van Surksum, Don Van Voorst, Dave Snieder, Bruce Vander Ploeg and Marv Boone. 


Irene S. Peck 
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Irene Stella Peck, 94, of Cherokee died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Cherokee Villa following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, with a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m., at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the Rev. Gary Armstrong officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Peck was born June 24, 1903, in Rock Township, Cherokee County, the daughter of John and Charlotte (Williams) Lepper. 

She married Henry E. Peck on June 24, 1922, in Cherokee. He died on July 31, 1973. 

She was employed at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital. She owned and operated the Goode Shoppe in Cherokee and had been a Stanley dealer for many years. She entered Cherokee Villa in June 1989. 

She was a member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, where she was a past district president, the Women's Relief Corps and the Degree of Honor. 

Survivors include three daughters, Shirley and her husband, Harold Nation, Marilyn George and LaVon and her husband, Bob Roberts, all of Cherokee; a daughter-in-law, Irene I. Peck of Omaha; a son-in-law, Max Hinrichs of Spencer, Iowa; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Simons of Marcus, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Inez Lepper of Cherokee; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlotte Hinrichs; a son, Carroll Peck; a great-great-grandchild; a son-in-law, Paul George; two brothers, Delbert and Raymond Lepper; a sister-in-law, Beulah Lepper; and a brother-in-law, Donald Simons. 


Clara J. Miller 
MAPLETON, Iowa - Clara Josephine Miller, 93, of Mapleton died Monday, March 23, 1998, at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, with the Rev. Edgar Bode officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visit-ation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. 

Mrs. Miller was born Nov. 13, 1904, in Lidderdale, Iowa, the daughter of Otto and Louise (Subbert) Wellner. She moved with her family to the Soldier and Ute, Iowa, areas. 

She married Hans Miller on Dec. 28, 1920, in Denison, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Danbury, Iowa and Mapleton area until 1948, when they moved into Mapleton. He died Dec. 3, 1983. 

She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She enjoyed growing flowers. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Ephrain "Shorty" and LaJune of Sterling, Colo.; three daughters, Violet Steckelburg and Nelda and her husband, Robert Weber, all of Mapleton and Fern and her husband, Harry Carter, of Gardnerville, Nev.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen Miller of Moville, Iowa; 26 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bertha Gotsch of Lidderdale, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by two sons, George, in infancy, and Raymond; a daughter, Lillian Reed; two sons-in-law, Clifford Reed and Willis Steckelburg; a brother; and three sisters. 


Imogene G. Anderson 
WHITING, Iowa - Imogene G. Anderson, 79, of Whiting died Monday, March 23, 1998, at her residence in rural Whiting. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Evangelical Covenant Church in Sloan, Iowa. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Albaton, Iowa. There will be no visitation. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Wood Funeral Home in Sloan. 

Mrs. Anderson was born Feb. 26, 1919, near Sloan, the daughter of Horace B. and Alice (Brenden) Parker. She was baptized and confirmed in the Covenant Church. 

She graduated from Sloan High School and Wayne State Teacher's College. She taught rural school in the Sloan and Whiting areas. 

She married Carl J.E. Anderson on June 8, 1941, in Sloan. The couple moved to a farm near Whiting, where she was a homemaker and involved with farm activities. He died Oct. 18, 1993, in Whiting. 

She was a member of Evangelical Covenant Church, the Missionary Society and the Ladies Aid. She was involved in 4-H, Cub Scouts and the Monona County Fair. She enjoyed flowers, sewing and crafts, which won her many awards at the Monona County Fair. 

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Milton and Donna of Whiting and Carlyle and Denise of Walnut, Iowa; three daughters and their husbands, Dwala and Sam Holmes of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Alice and Tim Reaves of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Julie and Jim Patten of El Paso, Texas; eight grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Wallace and Bonnie Parker of Sloan; two sisters, Elizabeth and her husband, Chester Bay, of La Junta, Colo., and Dorothy Hubert of Salix, Iowa; and a brother-in-law, Bill Hoelzle of Whiting. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Christina Kay Anderson; a brother, Milton Parker; and a sister, Margaret Hoelzle.

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