Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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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. today at Tri-State Christian Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Phillip Olsen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was Friday. 

Mr. Lindgren was born Oct. 30, 1915, 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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William S. Hathaway 
William S. Hathaway, 72, of Sioux City died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at his home. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Susan Miller, chaplain of Hospice of Siouxland, and Rev. Sara Malone, pastor of Hinton United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mr. Hathaway was born April 25, 1925, in Sioux City the son of Harold and Lois (Stoddard) Hathaway. He graduated from Central High School in 1944, and from Edwards Business School of Sioux City in 1945. He worked on the Alcan Highway in Fairbanks, Ala. during World War II. He married Helen M. Kovarna on July 17, 1949, in Sioux City. He was a salesman with Kidder-Knoepfler in Sioux City from 1956 to 1977. He then was a salesman with Salsness Motor Co. in Sioux City from 1977 to 1981 after which he worked for Toy National Bank until his retirement in 1985. 

He was a member of Blue Masonic Lodge, Sioux City Consistory, and Abu Bekr Shrine Temple. He was also president of the Gladiola Society. 

Survivors include his wife; a brother, John and his wife, Gretchen of Laguna Hills, Calif.; a sister, Mary Ellen Elgin of Sioux City; his step-mother, Mildred Hathaway of Sioux City; three half-brothers and their wives, Pete and Ann Hathaway of Sioux City; Bob and Deb Hathaway of Inwood, Iowa, and Joel and Jane Hathaway of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and 12 nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, H. Pierre Hathaway. 

Pallbearers will be David Boisen, Dennis Eichinger, Steve Kovarna, David Pavlik, Dan Pavlik, and Eric Pavlik. 

Memorials may be made in his name to Hospice of Siouxland. 

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Shirley Bertrand 
Shirley Virginia Bertrand, 70, of Sioux City died Thursday March 26, 1998, in Sioux City. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Church with the Rev. Marvin Boes officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and a parish vigil at 7 p.m. at Berkemier Funeral Home. 

Ms. Bertrand was born Oct. 18, 1927, in Sioux City the daughter of Arthur and Clara Boyd. She was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Central High School in 1945. She lived in Jefferson, S.D. for many years, returning to Sioux City in 1984. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City and had been a member of St. Peter's Church Altar Society, Choir, and Mothers Club when she lived in Jefferson. 

Survivors include two sons, Marty Bertrand of Painted Post, N.Y., and Steve Bertrand of Sioux City; six daughters, Claire and her husband, Ken Campbell, of Jefferson, Debbie and her husband, Jeff Hogue, of Novi, Mich., Mary Knowles of South Sioux City, Ginny and her husband, Paul McFarland, of Spink, S.D., Marg and her husband, Rich Shuck, of Sioux City, and Theresa Zeman of Sioux City; three sisters, Lorraine and her husband, Martin Bourassa, of Lakewood, Calif., Jean and her husband, Jerry Butler, and Marie O'Connor all of Sioux City; a brother, Bud Boyd and his wife, Mary, of Spencer, Iowa; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Margarette Conors and Elouise Lea; and a granddaughter, Amber Hogue. 

Pallbearers will be Ken Campbell, Bill Clements, Jeff Hogue, Paul M. McFarland, Bernie Pederson, and Rich Shuck. 

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Salix police chief Joseph Tripp dies

SALIX, Iowa - Joseph David Tripp, 54, chief of police of Salix, died Thursday March 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Salix with the Rev. Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial will be at a later date. a Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. Wood Funeral Home of Sloan, Iowa is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Tripp was born April 4, 1943, in Sioux City, the son of Homer "Shorty" and Catherine (Moreau) Tripp. He attended school in Salix where he was a lifelong resident. He married Sharon Biggerstaff Eliason on Aug. 20, 1966, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix. He was employed as a truck driver for Sioux City Foundry for many years. He then attended the police academy and worked for the City of Salix as a policeman until the time of his death. He was a school bus driver for Westwood Community School. 

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Salix Fire Department, and the Police Officer's Association. 

Survivors include his wife, three sons, Michael of Sioux City, David "Doc" and his wife, Jackie, of Sioux City, and Robert "Rob" of Salix; and a grandson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 
 
 

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Bert A. Conyers 
MOVILLE, Iowa - Bert A. Conyers, 79, of Moville died Thursday March 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the McCulloch Funeral Home in Moville with the Rev. Alex Washington officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 

Mr. Conyers was born Sept. 31, 1918, in Blencoe, Iowa, the son of George and Jennie (Frisk) Conyers. He attended school in rural Turin, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army from October 1942, until October 1945. He married Betty Mack on Sept. 28, 1947, in Lincoln, Neb. The couple lived in the Turin and Mapleton area until 1967 when they moved to Moville. He farmed most of his life until the late 1980s when he worked at the Marina Inn. He was a member of Wink-Sparks American Legion Post #303. Survivors include his wife, a son, Robert Andrew of Le Mars, Iowa; four daughters, Beatrice Faye Reihe of Houston, Texas, Polly Josephine and her husband, Larry Jenkins, of Independence, Mo., Sherry Lynn and her husband, Dwayne Davis, of Oak Grove, Mo, and Phyllis Nimmer of Salem, Ore.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack and Albert of Onawa, Iowa; and three sisters, Ruth Harris of Onawa, Mary Enderson of Whiting, Iowa, and Doris McCall of Sioux City. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Ebert and a sister Della Mann. 
 
 

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Herman L. Gerstandt 
PAULLINA, Iowa - Herman L. Gerstandt, 77, of Paullina died Thursday March 26, 1998, at Baum-Harmon Hospital in Primghar, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Church of Primghar with the Rev. Richard Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Township Cemetery near Calumet, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina. 

Mr. Gerstandt, was born Aug. 5, 1920, in O'Brien County near Paullina, the son of Hugo and Emma Streufert Gerstandt. He received his education in Larrabee, Iowa. He then served in the U.S. Army-Air Force during World War II. He married Delores Reimers on Aug. 8, 1945, at Zion U.C.C. church in Calumet. The couple then farmed in the Calumet and Larrabee areas. They moved into Paullina in 1975 and for 15 years he was a hail adjustor with the State Farm Insurance Company before his retirement. He was a member of the United Church of Primghar, and the Russell West Post of the American Legion of Paullina. 

He is survived by his wife; two sons and their wives, Marvin and Cecilia of Paullina, and Dennis and Laurie of Cherokee; a daughter and her husband, Linda and Marvin Hoy of Prior Lake, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Joseph and Christine Gerstandt, Jennifer, Nathan, and Matthew Hoy, and Tyler and Nicole Gerstandt; three sisters, Ida and her husband, Delbert Wiese of Paullina, Helen Dau of Primghar, and Martha and her husband, Floyd Swanson of Aurelia, Iowa; a brother and his wife, Albert and Elfrieda Gerstandt of Spirit Lake, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Geneva Gerstandt of Calumet; and several other relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Margaret, in infancy, and Elsie Kuehl; two brothers, August and Edward; two brothers-in-law, Lester Kuehl, and Elmer Dau; and a sister-in-law, Erma Gerstandt. 

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Gladys Ellenson 
JEFFERSON, S.D. - Gladys May Ellenson, 93, of Jefferson died Thursday March 26, 1998, in Elk Point, S.D. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Riverside Lutheran Church with the Rev. Glenn Schacht officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Berkemier Funeral Home, resuming at 5 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church. 

Mrs. Ellenson was born April 19, 1904, in Sergeant Bluff the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Riedneour) Flanders. She was raised in Grand Center, Iowa and graduated from Sergeant Bluff High School. She graduated from Morningside College in 1926. She married Edward Ellenson in 1934, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She taught school in North Dakota and Nebraska until 1956. She later was superintendant of a women's reformatory in York, Neb. for 20 years where she received two humanitarian awards from the state of Nebraska. She retired in 1976 and the couple later moved to Jefferson. He died June 6, 1981. 

She was a member of Riverside Lutheran Church and was active in the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Gwen and Bob McKelvey of Jefferson; a sister Frances Niven of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Robert, Dan, Bill, and Ron McKelvey, Donna Jordan, and Gladys Sayler; 15 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Dennis McKelvey, Bill McKelvey, Jr., Danny McKelvey, Jr., Michael McKelvey, Bob Sayler, Roger Sayler, Jr., and Jim Swanson, Jr. 

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Everett N. Mortenson 
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Everett N. Mortenson, 86, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Cherokee, died Feb. 28, 1998, at Sun Health Care Hospice in Peoria, Ill. 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Pilot Township. The body was cremated. There will be no visitation. Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements.


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