Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Timothy J. Brown 
Timothy J. Brown, 36, of Revere, Mass., formerly of Sioux City, died Saturday, May 31, 1997, at a Boston, Mass., hospital following a brief illness. 

The body was cremated, and services with burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Brown was born August 6, 1960, at Sioux City. He attended Heelan High School in Sioux City. He has lived in the Boston area for about the last six years. 

Survivors include three brothers and their wives, Jim and Julie and Bill and Dianne, all of Sioux City, Bob and Marsha of Norfolk, Neb.; two sisters and their husbands, Cathie and Garry Eacker of Scottsdale, Ariz., Susie and Bob Gilbert of Sioux City; stepmother, Bev Brown of Sioux City; a stepbrother and his wife, David and Anna Edwards of Omaha, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin I. and Geraldine P. (Clark) Brown. 

Ronald R. Daniels 
Ronald R. Daniels, 56, of Sioux City died Saturday at a local hospital. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Augustana Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Christy, Smith & Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

George J. Hegarty 
George J. Hegarty, 81, of Sioux City died Friday at the Indian Hills Care Center following a brief illness. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6 to 9 p.m., a rosary at 7 p.m., and a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m., all at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Cleo Murphy 
 Cleo Murphy, 79, of Sioux City, died Friday, June 6, 1997, at a local hospital. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Dillinger officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., all at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Mrs. Murphy was born Sept. 23, 1917, at Luxora, Ark., to Otis and Mary Goza. She grew up in Bell City, Mo., and came to Sioux City in 1945. She was employed in the restaurant business and had worked at Joe Gantz Steak House, The Flamingo, and the Marina Inn. She married William J. Murphy Feb. 19, 1944, at Jacksonville, Fla. He died March 17, 1987, at Las Vegas, Nev. 

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. 

Survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Una "Joyce" and Clarence Worth of Bowling Green, Ky., Linda and Larry Massey Kukuk, Mary and Greg Solma, all of Sioux City, and Terri and Leo Stoos of Hinton, Iowa; a son, Mick of Sioux City; 16 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a son, William Jacob Murphy; a brother, Jim Goza; her parents; a stepmother, Virginia Goza; a great-granddaughter, Haley Bockholt; and a daughter-in-law, Pamela Murphy. 

Gladys E. Swanson 
Gladys E. Swanson, formerly of Sioux City, died in August of 1996. 

The body was cremated. Graveside memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Adaville Cemetery at Adaville, Iowa. 

Bernice M. Wilson, 77, Sioux City, died Saturday; Larkin Northside Funeral Home. 

 

Nina A. Jensen 
COLERIDGE, Neb. - Nina A. Jensen, 97, of Coleridge died Dec. 31, 1996, at the Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge. 

The body was cremated. Memorial services will be at 9:30 a.m. today in the Coleridge Cemetery. Burial will be in the Coleridge Cemetery. 

Raymond P. Mousel 
MANKATO, Minn. - Raymond P. Mousel, 85, of Mankato died Friday at Immanuel-St. Joseph's Hospital in Mankato. 

Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Mankato, with the Rev. James Seitz officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Cemetery at Alton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Mankato Mortuary. Visitation will continue from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church. 

Herman Vander Well 
 LE MARS, Iowa - Herman Vander Well, 94, of Le Mars died Friday, June 6, 1997, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the First United Methodist Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Lynn Potter officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m., at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. 

Mr. Vander Well was born July 7, 1902, in Boyden, Iowa, to Walter Sr. and Jenny (DeVries) Vander Well. He graduated from Rock Valley High School. He then taught country school for four years near Rock Valley. In 1929 he graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa. He married Everdena Bloem on August 24, 1929 at Nevada, Iowa. She died July 6, 1977. From 1929 to 1932 he taught school in Boyden. In 1932 he moved to Maurice, Iowa, where he was the principal for five years and later was superintendent for seven years. In 1944 he moved to Le Mars where he taught industrial arts and later drivers education until 1970. From 1970 to 1972 he was the supervisor of the school lunch and school bus programs. He also taught at Westmar College from 1952 to 1968 in the teacher training program for drivers education. In 1972 he became a bailiff for the Plymouth County District Court, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. 

He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a life member of the Iowa State Teachers Association, National Teachers Association, Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #70, Floyd Lodge #537 of Orange City formerly the Giblem Lodge #332, Scottish Rite Bodies of Sioux City, and the Le Mars Lions Club. In 1966 he was the president of State Drivers & Traffic Safety Association and had served on the board for several years. He was one of the originators of the drivers education program on both the state and national level. 

Survivors include two sons and their wives, H.D. "Bud" and Jane of Le Mars, Dean and Jeanne of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Kate deHaas of Orange City, Iowa; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Vander Well; two brothers, Steve and Walter Jr.
 

Daniel R. Bates 
Daniel R. Bates, 14, of Sioux City died Friday, July 4, 1997, in rural Plymouth County as result of an automobile accident. 

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Daniel was born Nov. 8, 1982, in Akron, Iowa, the son of Robert and Nancy (Bue) Bates. He had attended Longfellow Elementary School and had just finished the seventh grade at East Middle School. 

He had played several years on the Floyd Slow Pitch Softball league and was on the All City team for two years. He had also played football on the Hauff's Sporting Goods team and was on the track team at East Middle School. 

Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Melissa Jo Bates of Sioux City and Carrie Heywood and her finance, Chris Simpson of Papillion, Neb.; a niece; maternal grandparents, Ken and Elaine Bue of Sioux City; paternal grandparents, LeRoy and Joan Bates of Bronson, Iowa; paternal great-grandmother, Jessie Bates of Hinton, Iowa; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Loran Bates and Earl and Elsie Guffy; maternal great-grandparents, Alfred and Christine Bue and Morris and Genevieve Bruckner. 

Art D. Dittman 
Art D. Dittman, 52, of Sioux City died Saturday at a Sioux City hospital. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Dale E. Jorgensen 
Dale E. Jorgensen, 71, of Sergeant Bluff died Friday at his residence following a lengthy illness. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sergeant Bluff. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel. 

Herbert L. Morey Jr. 
Herbert L. Morey Jr., 59, of Sioux City died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Shelley Aakre, Chaplin at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Mr. Morey was born April 14, 1938, in Concord, Neb., the son of Herbert L. and Ella M. (Guern) Morey. He was raised in Concord. 

He married Mary Ann Clinkenbeard on Dec. 21, 1971, in Sioux City. He was employed as a truck driver for Lanter Courier for many years and previously as a foreman for Standard Brands Egg Plant. 

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Lynn and Eric Goodier of Sioux City; two sons, Paul and Mike of Sioux City; two grandchildren, Eden and Jacob; two brothers and their wives, Gerald and Carla and Dale and Mary, all of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews. 

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

Lloyd Osbahr 
Lloyd Osbahr, 69, of Sioux City died Friday at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Knutson Funeral Home in Avoca, Iowa. Burial will be in the Shelby, Iowa Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Fred W. Nordstrom, 67, of Sioux City died Sunday; Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

 
 

Francis L. Burroughs 
UTE, Iowa - Francis L. Burroughs, 71, of Ute died Saturday at his residence. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Charter Oak, Iowa. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery at Ute. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 8 p.m., at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Ute. 

Amanda Jo Christiansen 
UTE, Iowa - Amanda Jo Christiansen, 17, of Ute died Thursday, July 3, 1997, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Charter Oak-Ute High School in Charter Oak, Iowa, with the Rev. Don Frizzell officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery at Ute. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Ute. 

Miss Christiansen was born May 4, 1980, in Onawa, Iowa, the daughter of Allan and Chris (McColley) Christiansen. She lived with her family in Little Sioux, Iowa before moving to Athens, Texas, where she attended kindergarten and first grade. In 1987, she moved with her family to Ute, where she continued her education at the Charter Oak-Ute Community School. She was currently a member of the Senior High School Class of 1998. She was employed part time at the Dunlap Nursing Home and previously at the Elmwood Nursing Home in Onawa and the Q.A.T. in Soldier, Iowa. 

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Ute. 

Survivors include her parents; a sister, Brittany Christiansen at home; paternal grandparents, Henry Jr. "Hank" and Darlene Christiansen of Ute; maternal grandparents, Martin and Wanda McColley of Little Sioux, Iowa; paternal great-grandmother, Ellen Hopkins of Mapleton, Iowa; and maternal great-grandmother, Bernice McColley of Missouri Valley, Iowa. 

Marie K. Fettes 
SHELDON, Iowa - Marie K. Fettes, 88, of Sheldon died Thursday at the Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ashton, Iowa. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Walton, Roste and Vogel Funeral Home in Ashton is in charge of the arrangements. 

Gladys M. Wallace 
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Gladys M. Wallace, 92, of Lake View, Iowa, formerly of Cherokee, died Friday at the Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City, Iowa following a brief illness. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m., at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. 

Dorothy E. Wolff 
SHELDON, Iowa - Dorothy Elaine Wolff, 77, of Sheldon died Friday, July 4, 1997, at her residence. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sheldon, with the Rev. James McAlpin officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. There will be a Catholic Daughters of America rosary at 7 p.m. today and a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon. 

Mrs. Wolff was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Groton, S.D., the daughter of Charles and Ann (Schiltz) Foth. She moved with her family to the Ashton, Iowa area. She graduated from Sheldon High School in 1938. 

She married Paul Wolff on Nov. 3, 1950. The couple made their home in Sheldon. He died Jan. 8, 1987. 

She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America and the St. Patrick's Guild. 

Survivors include a daughter, Teddi Wolff of St. Charles, Mo.; and a son, Tom of Overland Park, Kan. 

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert; her parents; three sisters, Mildred Erkes, Mary Foth and Lillian May; and two brothers, Donald and Robert Foth, in infancy. 

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.


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