Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries


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Russell W. Little 
Russell W. Little, 84, of Sioux City died Thursday, March 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Allen D. Call, of First United Methodist Church, 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 8:30 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mr. Little was born April 15, 1913, in East Palestine, Ohio, the son of George and Tamer (Eaton) Little. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. 

He married Mary L. Mackey on Nov. 22, 1948, in Sioux City. He was employed as a respiratory therapist with St. Vincent's Hospital and Marian Health Center. He retired from Marian Health Center in 1978. He was the second respiratory therapist in Sioux City. She died Jan. 4, 1998, in Sioux City. 

He was a Senior Companion for the past several years. 

Survivors include two sons, Larry and his wife Vicki of Sioux City and Donald of Texas; three daughters, Gertrude "Sis" Gee and Karen and her husband Jim Foster, all of Sioux City and Rose Ann and her husband Bob Schiene of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Jamie Foster, Russell and Donald Little, Paul Desy, Wilmer Johnson and Jim Beacom. 


Louise Coddington 
Louise Rohammey Coddington, 94, of Wathena, Kan., formerly of South Sioux City, died Friday, March 27, 1998, at a nursing home in Wathena. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marvin Boes officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Mrs. Coddington was born July 26, 1903, in Jackson, Neb., the daughter of Louis and Rohammey (Cole) Hicks. 

She married Guy Coddington on March 17, 1918, in Logan, Iowa. He died in 1964. She moved to Wathena from South Sioux City in 1985. 

She was of the Catholic faith. 

Survivors include a daughter, Lillian Newcomb of Wathena; eight grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by two sons, Guy E. Coddington and Raymond Nelson; four brothers; three sisters; and a great-granddaughter. 


Erma Borcherdt 
UTE, Iowa - Erma Minna Dora Borcherdt, 86, of Fairmont, Minn., formerly of Ute, died Thursday March 26, 1998, in Fairmont, Minn. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. 
Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute with the Rev. Edgar Bode officiating. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Armstrong Funeral Home in Ute. 

Mrs. Borchert was born Sept. 20, 1911, near Charter Oak, Iowa the daughter of Albert and Alvena (Goslar) Lafrentz. She was baptized Oct. 22, 1911, and confirmed April 13, 1924, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute. At an early age, she moved to Ute and attended the Ute public schools. She graduated from Ute High School in 1929. 

She worked as a secretary for her father in his insurance, real estate, farming and movie theater businesses. She was a secretary for the Ute Public Schools, St. Clair Township clerk, and worked for several years in the USDA office in Onawa, Iowa. 

She married Roy A.O. Borcherdt Nov. 28, 1946, in Ute. They lived in Sioux City for six months and then purchased the Ute Grocery, which they operated until December 1980. He died Aug. 20, 1985. She moved with her daughter to Fairmont Minn. in June 1986. 

She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairmont. She had been a member of St. Paul's Friendship Club, American Legion Auxiliary Aaby Post #442, and had taught Sunday school in Ute. 

Survivors include a daughter, Janice Borcherdt of Fairmont; a sister and her husband, Helen and Harold Bergt of Fairmont; a sister-in-law, Ellen Thies, of Mapleton, Iowa; two nieces; four nephews; and several other relatives. 


Donald Brownell 
ALLEN, Neb. - Donald Dean Brownell, 66, of Covina, Calif., formerly of Allen, died Tuesday, March 24, 1998, in Covina. 
Memorial services were held March 28, in Covina. Local services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Methodist Church in Allen. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. There will be no visitation. 

Mr. Brownell was born Feb. 29, 1932, in Allen, the son of Richard Allen and Mabel (Gotch) Brownell. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1953 to 1955. He then moved to Covina where he was employed by Blackard's Towing Service until the time of his death. 

Survivors include two brothers, Ray Brownell of Allen, and Jack Brownell of Wakefield, Neb.; two sisters, Doris Dixon of Ankeny, Iowa, and Judy Hopkins of Simi Valley, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Brownell; his mother, Mabel Forinash; and his stepfather, Harold Forinash. 


Virginia L. Horn 
BOYDEN, Iowa - Virginia Lee Horn, 60, of Boyden died Friday, March 27, 1998, at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church in Boyden, with the Rev. Matthew Draffen officiating. Burial will be in Sherman Township Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center, Iowa. Visitation will resume at 5 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the church. 

Mrs. Horn was born July 19, 1937, in Sanborn, Iowa, the daughter of Alfred G. and Myrtle (Evans) Kruger. She graduated from Sheldon (Iowa) Public School. 

She married Marvin D. Horn on Nov. 19, 1957, in Sheldon. The couple farmed near Boyden from 1957 to 1987, then they moved into Boyden. 

She was a member of First Reformed Church and enjoyed sewing. 

Survivors include her husband; a son and his wife, Joel and Janet of Boyden; a daughter and her husband, Rebecca and David Coffey of Harmony, Ind.; nine grandchildren; three brothers and their wives, Donald and Gwen, John and Delores and Alfred Jr. and Linda Kruger, all of Sheldon; and a sister and her husband, Audrey and Robert Magnuson of Portland, Ore. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Daniel Jay; a granddaughter, Courtney Hope; and a sister in infancy. 

Pallbearers will be Alan, Ron, Todd, David, Dennis and A.G. Kruger III. 


Johanna Steenhoven 
LE MARS, Iowa - Johanna Steenhoven, 94, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, March 16, 1998, in Anaheim. 
Memorial services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at First Southern Baptist Church in Buiena Park, Calif. Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Steenhoven was born Oct. 8, 1903, in Holland Township, Sioux County, Iowa, the daughter of Nic and Ida (Van Steen Wyk) Roghair. 

She married Nick Steenhoven on March 4, 1932. The couple lived on farms in Sioux County for several years before moving to Le Mars in 1954. She was employed as an aide for a doctor in Orange City, Iowa and later at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars. In 1958, they moved to Anaheim, where she worked for several years in a hospital. 

Survivors include two sons, John and his wife Lillian of Show Low, Ariz. and Victor; a daughter Carol Steenhoven of Le Mars; a son-in-law, Jerry Thoms of Le Mars; nine grandchildren, Debra Porter, Karen, Erik and Cindy Steenhoven, Jannie Aceveto, Varlarie Darenburg, Roy, Todd and Staci Thoms; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Elsie Brunsman of Seal Beach, Calif.; four sisters-in-law, Sadie Roghair of Ankeny, Iowa, Tillie Roghair of Lakewood, Calif., Marjorie Roghair of Bellflower, Calif. and Marian Roghair of Fon Du Lac, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Ivan; a daughter, Virginia Thoms; three sisters, Ella and Gertrude Roghair and Ida Gaslinga; and four brothers, Nick, Hank, William and Gart Roghair.

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