Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Colleen Jabbusch 
 Colleen (O'Brien) Jabbusch, 47, of Loraine, Ohio, formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, March 16, 1998, at the New Life Hospice in Loraine. 
Services were held in Loraine on March 20. 

Mrs. Jabbusch was born Dec. 27, 1950, in Sioux City. She married Dennis Jabbusch in Ohio and lived in Loraine, where she had her own business. 

She was active in the Lutheran church. She was also a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Epilepsy Foundation. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and crafts. 

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Kathleen; a son, Paul; a grandson; her father, Patrick O'Brien of Garden Grove, Calif.; her mother and stepfather, Jean and Harold Boos of Cottonwood, Ariz.; and two sisters, Sharon and her husband Mike Haber and Teresa O'Brien, all of Huntington Beach, Calif. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents. 

Memorials may be directed to a Queen of Peace tree in her name. 

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Clara L. Beaulieu 
Clara Louise Beaulieu, 90, of Ogden, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City and Plymouth County, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at the Ogden Manor. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Carson Funeral Home in Ogden, with the Rev. Marty Jacobsen, the Rev. Thomas Munn and Sister Lois Lehmann officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. 

Mrs. Beaulieu was born Feb. 26, 1908, in Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Bertha (Reidiger) Epling. She attended school in Lawton, Iowa. 

She married Steve Beaulieu in 1932, in Elk Point, S.D. He died in April 1982. The couple lived in Le Mars, Iowa, and Sioux City. In 1940, they moved to Ogden, where they owned and operated Ogden Motor Company. They then lived in Boone for 19 years, where she worked as a jail matron. They moved to a farm near Ogden in the 1960s, where they remained until moving into Ogden in 1980. She had been a resident of Ogden Manor for several years. 

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ogden. She enjoyed collectibles, refinishing antiques and quilting. 

Survivors include a niece and her husband, Elaine and Les Deman of Des Plains, Ill.; two nephews and their wives, Bernard L. and Teri Epling of Bluffton, S.C., and Wesley M. and Lila Epling of Hudson, Iowa; and a brother-in-law, Donald Beaulieu of St. Louis, Mo. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Epling. 

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church carpet fund. 

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Grace Lien 
Grace Lien, 89, of Sioux City died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at the Indian Hills Nursing and Convalescent Center. 
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Memorial Park Cemetery. Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Lien was born June 1, 1908, in Wynot, Neb., the daughter of J. Albert and Sadie Anderson. She graduated from Florence Nightingale High School in Hartington, Neb. 

She married Theodore Lien on June 6, 1932, in Worthing, S.D. The couple farmed near Inwood, Iowa, until moving to Sioux City in 1950. She was employed as a nurses aide in obstetric nursery with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital until retiring in 1973. He died in 1985. 

She was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Scandinavian Society. 

Survivors include two sons, Gary and his wife Karen of Sioux City and Douglas of Tumwater, Wash.; three grandsons, Todd and Kirk Lien and Michael Padomek; and two great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Constance Padomek, four brothers and two sisters. 

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Lillian M. Goodrich 
Lillian M. Goodrich, 99, of Sioux City died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Thomas Raphael-Nakos, pastor of Crescent Park United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elk Point Cemetery at Elk Point, S.D. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Goodrich was born June 16, 1898, in Union County, S.D., the daughter of William and Esther (Morehead) Butcher. She was raised in the Elk Point area. 

She married Milo B. Goodrich on Aug. 20, 1963, in Worthington, Minn. The couple settled in Sioux City, where she was employed with Fishgalls Women's Wear for many years. He died Sept. 29, 1974, in Sioux City. 

She was a member of Crescent Park United Methodist Church, the Siouxland Senior Center and the American Legion Auxiliary in Moville, Iowa. 

Survivors include three nephews, Earl Sergeant of Remsen, Iowa, Stan Chicoine of Elk Point and Richard N. Chicoine of Glendale, Calif.; three nieces, Darlene Jurgensen of Le Mars, Iowa, Donna Dose of San Diego, Calif. and Patricia Dessel of Simi Valley, Calif.; and many grandnieces and grandnephews. 

She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. 

Pallbearers will be Stan, Patrick, William, Jeremy, Cory and Dan Chicoine. 

Memorials in her name may be directed to Crescent Park United Methodist Church. 

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Dolores A. Krumwiede 
Dolores Ann Krumwiede, 85, of Dakota City died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at a hospital in Pueblo, Colo., where she had been visiting her daughter. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. Visitation will resume from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, with a Scriptural wake service at 7:30 p.m., at the church. 

Mrs. Krumwiede was born April 20, 1912, in Beaver Creek, Neb., the daughter of Joseph J. and Ida A. (Kemper) Hoesing. 

She married Harold A. Krumwiede on March 7, 1935, in South Sioux City. The couple farmed in the Dakota City and Newcastle, Neb., area until 1963, when they moved into Dakota City. He died April 8, 1997, in Dakota City. 

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the Altar Society. 

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Harold H. and Jeanne of Stanton, Neb., and Gary L. and Marlene of Blythe, Calif.; three daughters and their husbands, Shirley Ann and Hans Lerchbaumer of Munich, Germany, Helen Mary and Herb Wermers of Pueblo, Colo., and Elaine Dolores and Terry Church of Wakefield, Neb.; a sister, Marcella Vandenberg of South Sioux City; 23 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by seven brothers, Eugene, Leonard, Joe, Walter, Bernard, Wilfred and Rev. Alfred Hoesing; and two sisters, Jean and Norine. 

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jeff, Tim, Dan, David and Troy Krumwiede, Mike and Gary Wermers, John and Jim Church and Andreas Lerchbaumer. 

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Wilma A. Ward 
Wilma A. "Billie" Ward, 90, of Sioux City died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at the Countryside Retirement Home. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at The Church of the Nativity, with Monsignor Michael D. Sernett officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., at the Larkin Morningside Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Ward was born Dec. 22, 1907, in Logan, Iowa, the daughter of J. Charles and Ellen (Ashton) Hammitt. She was raised in Logan. 

She married William A. "Al" Ward on Nov. 4, 1933, in Omaha, Neb. The couple lived in Omaha, where she was employed with Wellman Commission Company at the Livestock Exchange. They moved to Sioux City in 1945. He died March 13, 1979, in Sioux City. 

She was a member of The Church of the Nativity and the Confraternity. 

Survivors include two sons, James P. and William T. "Tom" and his wife Blanche, all of Sioux City; a sister, Eleanor Homer of Woodbine, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Joan Furay of Sioux City. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Max Hammitt; and a sister, Mildred Wohlers. 

Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. 
 
 

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Warren A. Lindgren 
Warren Allen Lindgren, 82, of Sioux City died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tri-State Christian Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Phillip Olsen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Berkemier Funeral Home. 

Mr. Lindgren was born Oct. 30, 1998, in Laurel, Neb., the son of Aaron and Letta (Meyers) Lindgren. He was raised in Laurel and attended school there. He moved to South Shore, S.D., as a young man. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

He married Helen L. Scott on Feb. 24, 1942, in Seattle, Wash. The couple resided in Sioux City, where he was employed by the City of Sioux City as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 1978. She died May 10, 1987. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Elaine and Robert Cogdill of Sioux City; two sons and their wives, Charlie and Sue of Aurelia, Iowa, and Wayne and Susan of Moville, Iowa; a brother and his wife, Clayton and Delores of South Shore, S.D.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Delmar and Murray Lindgren. 

Pallbearers will be Rodney, John and Mark Lindgren, Chip Molstad, Loyd and Todd Cogdill. 

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Orville H. Groth 
BATTLE CREEK, Iowa - Orville Herman Groth, 76, of Battle Creek died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at the Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, with the Rev. Daniel T. Torkelson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek. 

Mr. Groth was born April 12, 1921, near Battle Creek, the son of Herman and Louise (Ludwig) Groth. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended Grant Township country school and then farmed with his father. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 

He married Donna Bruhn on Sept. 19, 1948, in Soldier Township, Crawford County, Iowa. The couple made their home near Battle Creek, where they farmed for 50 years. 

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Two-Cylinder Tractor Club. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Ronald and Jacqueline of Metamora, Ill., and Roger and Phyllis of Battle Creek; two daughters and their husbands, Linda and William Clark of Omaha, Neb., and Dianne and David Heuvelmans of Greenfield, Wis.; six grandchildren, Robert, Rachel, Joel, Jerry, David and Dennis; and a brother and his wife, Chester and Lorraine of Schleswig, Iowa. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

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Keneth L. Skadeland 
LARRABEE, Iowa - Kenneth L. Skadeland, 63, of rural Larrabee died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, at his residence. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa, with Pastor James Steen officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee. 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. 

Mr. Skadeland was born March 23, 1935, in Cherokee, the son of Howard and Blanche (Gilbert) Skadeland. He attended school in Meriden and Larrabee, graduating from Larrabee High School in 1953. 

He married Shirley Gregg on Sept. 5, 1953, in Cherokee. He was employed as a mechanic with Kroll and Patterson Implement in Aurelia, Iowa. He worked briefly for Christensen Brothers in Cherokee operating a push cat and for Frye Manufacturing in Des Moines in the maintenance department. In 1957, he returned to Cherokee County to farm. He also operated a repair shop on the farm for 40 years. He was a dealer for Deutz Tractors and in 1976, was recognized for having the largest dollar volume sales in the United States. In 1991, he completed a course in electronic technology engineering through the NRI, Washington D.C. 

He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where he served on the church council, was chairman of the congregation and served as chairman of the property committee. He was a pilot, played the concertina and the accordion, giving lessons. 

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Keith Grauer of Sioux City; two sons and their wives, Kim and Karen of Larrabee and Kurt and Jean of Roscoe, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Carrie Lux, Jared and Jennifer Grauer, Tami, Tracy, Kevin, Kylie and Kristen Skadeland; his mother of Aurelia; a brother and his wife, Dale and Glenda of Cherokee; and two sisters, Jean and her husband Clyde Fritts of Owatonna, Minn., and Norma Skadeland of Keene, N.H. 

He was preceded in death by his father. 

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Merle R. Grayson 
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Merle R. Grayson, 81, of Cherokee, formerly of Larrabee, Iowa, died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, with a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m., at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the Rev. Dean O. McPherson officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mr. Grayson was born Oct. 19, 1916, in Cherokee County, Iowa, the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Wilkie) Grayson. He graduated from Larrabee High School in 1935. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, stationed in Australia and New Guinea. 

He married Margaret Bravard on June 18, 1949, in Scranton, Iowa. The couple farmed near Larrabee until moving into Cherokee in 1982. Following his retirement, he drove cars for Holzhauer Motors in Cherokee. 

He was a member of Larrabee United Methodist Church and enjoyed playing cards. 

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Steve and his wife Julie of Luverne, Minn., Keith "Pete" of Cherokee and Craig of Mason City, Iowa; two daughters and their husbands, Rhonda and Jim Saxen of Cherokee and Mabeth and Dennis Kraft of Larrabee; seven grandchildren, Tammy Grause, Missy Allbaugh, Tracy and Tori Kraft, Kara Thompson, Stephanie Van Huevelen and Samantha Grayson; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Grayson of Cherokee; a sister-in-law, Sharon Bravard of Poplar, Mont.; and a brother-in-law, Tom Bravard of Cheyenne, Wyo. 

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, James Bravard. 

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John N. Hentges 
LE MARS, Iowa - John N. "Jack" Hentges, 71, of Le Mars died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Jerome Cosgrove officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Le Mars, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Wasmer Post 241 of Le Mars. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a Scriptural wake at 7:30 p.m., at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. 

Mr. Hentges was born Feb. 7, 1927, in Le Mars, the son of John A. and Theresa (Wurth) Hentges. He was raised in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1945 and from Westmar College. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also served in the Iowa National Guard, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 133 Infantry for 19 years, where he had been commander for several years. 

He married Donna Johnson on Aug. 28, 1954, in Le Mars. He was employed with his father in Hentges Insurance prior to purchasing the agency in 1953. He operated Hentges Insurance until retiring in 1993. He also taught at Gehlen High School, where he and George Carber were instrumental in starting the Gehlen football program. 

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Eagles Club, the B.P.O.E. 428, where he was a past Exalted Ruler, the Lion Club, the Knights of Columbus Trinity Council 1466, the Gehlen Band Parents, the Gehlen Jay Club and the American Legion Wasmer Post 241. He was a past member of the Le Mars Park Board and the Westmar Board of Trustees. He served as president of the Iowa Independent Insurance Agents in 1978, on the committee for the Le Mars 04-64 Celebration and Centennial and the Le Mars Arts Council Board of Directors. 

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Thersea and Paul Ashmore of St. Paul, Minn.; two sons, Nick and his wife Mary of Chicago, Ill. and Jim of Okoboji, Iowa; and three grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Lynn Nuebel, Jim Moir, John Hart, David Hentges, Wayne Sieverding and Ty Fideler.


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