Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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James C. Felton 
James C. "Jim" Felton, 79, of Snohomish, Wash., formerly of Sioux City and Hinton, Iowa, died Sunday, March 29, 1998, at a Snohomish medical center. 
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Cypress Lawn Mausoleum in Snohomish. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Solie Funeral Home in Everett, Wash. 

Mr. Felton was born Dec. 28, 1918, in South Dakota. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. 

He married Vernice Richards, who was from Hinton, Iowa. The couple lived in Illinois for a while and returned to Hinton, where they owned the Cottage Cafe from 1959 to 1961. He was also employed with Interurban Trucking Company in Sioux City. They moved to Snohomish County, Wash., where they lived for 30 years and worked as a couple in hotel and motel management. 

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Joy Dufford, Joyce Dahlman and Donna Lott; two sons, Jim and Leland Felton; and 15 grandchildren. 

Memorials may be directed to the Veterans Hospital in Seattle, Wash. 

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Pauline D. Luebben 
 Pauline D. Luebben, 83, of rural South Sioux City died Wednesday April 1, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dale Jirousek officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday with the family present after 6:30 p.m. at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Luebben was born May 29, 1914, in Sioux City, the daughter of Warren and Charlotte (Cain) Wilcox. She married George Sohn Dec. 5, 1930. He died May 27, 1974. She then married Orville Luebben Sept. 7, 1977, in Leigh Neb. He died Jan. 13, 1993, in South Sioux City. 

She was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Happy Days Card Club. She enjoyed golfing and was an avid Nebraska Huskers fan. 

Survivors include a daughter, Charelene and her husband, Bill Stone, of South Sioux City; two grandchildren, Paula Duggan and Darrell Stone; and four great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Leo "Pat" Engel, Doug Garwood, Doug Goddard, Darron Johnson, Tom Leitschuck and Steve Jensen. 

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Henry Sterling 
Henry Sterling, 88, formerly of Sioux City and Omaha, Neb., died Monday March 30, 1998, in Honolulu. 
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday April 5, 1998, at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel with spiritual leader James Sherman officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. There will be no visitation. 

Mr. Sterling was born Oct. 28, 1909, in Sioux City, the son of Louis and Ruth (Friedman) Sterling. He married Mildred Sirken in New York City. She died May 18, 1991. 

He attended Creighton University in Omaha and was employed as a commissary manager for Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. before his retirement. 

Survivors include a son, Dr. Alan Sterling of Akron, Ohio; a daughter, Judith Lee Sterling of Honolulu; four grandchildren; and a sister, Sarah Nogg of Omaha. 

He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. 

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Thelma Dunkeson 
WOODBINE, Iowa - Thelma Dunkeson, 67, of Woodbine died Thursday April 2, 1998, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine with Elder Francis Harper officiating. Burial will be in Woodbine Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Dunkeson was born Oct. 4, 1930, near Moorhead, Iowa, the daughter of George and Hilda (Peterson) Vandivort. She graduated from Moorhead High School. She married Francis "Badge" Dunkeson on Feb. 21, 1950, in Onawa, Iowa. The couple farmed near Woodbine from 1958 until 1993 when they moved into town. They took care of the White Floral Gardens in Woodbine for the past three years. 

Survivors include her husband; two daughters and their husbands, Pam and Fred Corwin of Council Bluffs, and Barb and Charlie Johnsen of Woodbine; a son, Rick and his wife, April, of Sioux City; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; her father; two sisters and their husbands, Doratt and Paul Baker of Panhandle, Texas, and Roberta and Don Baker of Ashland, Neb.; and a brother and his wife, George and Carol Vandivort of Mapleton, Iowa. 

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Burdette J. Brundage 
PRIMGHAR, Iowa - Burdette J. "B.J." Brundage, 78, of Primghar died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Church of Christ in Primghar with Beryl Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Primghar. 

Mr. Brundage was born June 2, 1919, in Primghar. A lifelong resident of Primghar, he owned and operated Burdette's Market for 20 years and was a mail carrier for 19 years. He also worked for the City of Primghar for seven years prior to his retirement. 

He was a member of Church of Christ, serving as church treasurer for 19 years and was also a member of Rising Star Masonic Lodge of Primghar. 

Survivors include his wife, Myrle; two daughters and their husbands, Brenda J. and Maurice Cummings of Kearney, Mo., and Wanda J. and Randy Reed of Fort Collins, Colo.; three grandchildren, Brendon T. Cummings, Morgen L. Reed and Willian Cody Reed; a sister and her husband, Marie and Wilfred Postel of Gilbert, Iowa; a nephew; two nieces; and several cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

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Carrie E. Maryott 
DECATUR, Neb. - Carrie Etta Maryott, 94, of Decatur died Friday April 3, 1998, at Elmwood Care Center in Onawa, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Decatur with the Rev. Judith Clark Wharton officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Hamel-Peck-Pelan Funeral Home of Tekamah, Neb. is in charge of the arrangements. 

Survivors include two sons, Jerry and Jack and his wife, Jacqueline, all of Decatur; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, George L.; a daughter, Mary Janet Farrens; two brothers, Milford Caldon and Don Worley, Sr.; a sister Magle Farrens; and an infant grandson, Jerry Burt Maryott. 

Memorials may be directed to the Decatur Fire and Rescue Squad. 

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Andrew F. Kryger 
VERMILLION, S.D. - Andrew F. Kryger, 85, of Hawarden, Iowa, formerly of Vermillion, died Wednesday April 1, 1998, at the Hass Hillcrest Nursing Home in Hawarden. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, S.D. Burial will be in St. Johns Catholic Cemetery at Lesterville, S.D. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. today until service time at the church. Hansen Funeral Home of Vermillion is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Kryger was born June 8, 1912, in Vermillion, the son of John and Daisy (Pond) Kryger. He attended the Vermillion schools and worked for many years as a farmer for Morse's Market in Vermillion. He married Beatrice Kutilek in 1940. She died in 1948. He retired in 1970, as a groundskeeper for the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. He married Mary Kutilek on Feb. 14, 1972. She died in 1987. He was a member of the Eagles in Vermillion. 

Survivors include two daughters, Karen and her husband, Jim Liston, of Midlothian, Texas, and Mary Kay Finch of Hawarden, Iowa; a stepson, Leonard Posusta of Georgia; a brother Bill of Dakota City; two sisters, Violet Feouto of Hawarden and Clarenda Howey of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

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Pennie S. Church 
Pennie Sue Church 27, of rural Dakota City died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Thayer County Health Service Hospital in Hebron, Neb. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Houfek officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8:30 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Miss Church was born March 11, 1971, in Sioux City, the daughter of Cecil L. and Mary Ann (Sanford) Church. She attended Bryan Special Education School in South Sioux City. She moved to Hebron in February 1998. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City. 

Survivors include her father of rural Dakota City; a brother, Robert of Sioux City; and a sister and her husband, Julie and Charles Griffin of Sioux City. 

She was preceded in death by her mother; a brother Timothy; and an infant sister, Lisa. 

Pallbearers will be Chuck and Tyler Griffin, Dick Saltsgiver, Robert Collins, Doug Greene, and Robert Hill. 

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Irving E. Rhymer 
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 Irving E. Rhymer, 89, of Sioux City died Friday, April 3, 1998, at his residence. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with the Rev. A. Pete Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Mr. Rhymer was born July 10, 1908, in Tea, S.D., the son of Phillip T. and Anna M. (Bellach) Rhymer. As a child, he moved with his family to Sioux City. He graduated from Central High School. He married Ruth Blixt on March 21, 1941, in Sioux City. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed by Tolerton-Warfield Wholesale Grocery, later acquired by National Foods, for 43 years, retiring in 1973. 

He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was an avid fisherman and gardner. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Bill and Jennifer of Evergreen, Colo. and Jim and Vicky of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Shirley and Sandy Grillet of West Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jeremy Rhymer, Rhonda Luesebrink, and Brandy, Andrea, and Nicholas Grillet; and four great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Don Rhymer. 

Pallbearers will be Jeremy and Jeffrey Rhymer, Mike Luesebrink, Adam Rhymer, Nicholas Grillet, and Perry Ludwig. 

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland or Immanuel Lutheran Church. 

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Joyce V. Williams 
 Joyce V. Williams, 73, of Sioux City died Thursday April 2, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. John W. Blackman, Jr. and the Rev. Floyd E. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Mrs. Williams was born April 30, 1924, in Chicago, the daughter of Felix and Ruth (Jackson) Hilliard. She lived in Chicago, Arkansas, and Portland, Ore. before moving to Sioux City. She married Franklin "Frankie" Williams on March 21, 1944, in Los Angeles. She worked for St. Joseph Hospital, Zenith, and the Sioux City Fire Department. She had been a member of the IPS bowling team. She was a member of Malone A M E Church and was active in church organizations. 

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Franklin Williams, Jr. of Sioux City, and Newman Williams and his wife, Teresa of Burke, Va; two daughters, Marcia Morris of Staten Island, N.Y., and Marilyn and her husband, Barry Voss, of Minneapolis; a brother, William Hilliard of Portland; two sisters, Juliet Banks and Dorothy Fatheree, both of Portland; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

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Edna M. Needham 
Edna M. Needham, 90, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home after a lengthy illness. 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Spirit Retirement Home with the Rev. Allen Call, pastor of First United Methodist Church officiating. Private graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Logan Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Mrs. Needham was born Aug. 4, 1907, in Dekalb, Ill. the daughter of John and Annie (Swenson) Johnson. She attended business college in Aurora, Ill. She married Lloyd L. Needham on Oct. 9, 1929, in Maple Park, Ill. He died Aug. 23, 1966. 

She was a member of First United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include five sons; Robert L. Needham and his wife, Ann, of Montgomery, Ala., James L. Needham and his wife, Beth, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Richard F. Needham and his wife, Mary, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, William R. Needham and his wife, Jan, of Omaha, Neb., and Donald J. Needham of Santa Fe, N.M.; a daughter, Joyce A. and her husband, Dr. Wayne Barnes, of Sioux City; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by seven brothers. 

Memorials may be given in her name to Holy Spirit Retirement Home. 

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Dorothy E. Queen 
SOLDIER, Iowa - Dorothy E. Queen, 90, of Soldier died Wednesday April 1, 1998, at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church in Onawa, Iowa with the Rev. Donald R. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be in Onawa Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. today at Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa. 

Mrs. Queen was born Dec. 15, 1907, in rural Whiting, the daughter of Elmer G. and Myrtle (Fegenbush) Clark. She graduated from Whiting High School. She married Howard Melvin Queen on May 19, 1934, in Sioux City. The couple lived in Sloan for a few years before moving to Soldier in 1943. He died Nov. 3, 1966, in Onawa. She lived in Soldier until entering Pleasant View Care Center in October 1991. 

She was a member of First Christian Church in Onawa and the Jordan Birthday Club. She enjoyed gardening and being outdoors. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Norman R. and Joyce Queen of Soldier; a daughter and her husband, Charlotte and Bill Lee of Sebring, Fla; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mildred; an infant sister; two brothers, Floyd and Kenneth; an infant brother; and a great-grandson. 

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Claire I. Jordan 
AURELIA, Iowa - Claire Irene Jordan, 98, of Aurelia died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Fountain Valley Hospital in Fountain Valley, Calif. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Wharton-Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia with lay pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Jordan was born Aug. 16, 1899, in Aurelia, the daughter of Lewis and Ella (Swanson) Stutz. She received her education in the Aurelia school system. She married Fred Carl Jordan on Nov. 16, 1920, in Cherokee, Iowa. He died Oct. 6, 1971. 

She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Aurelia, Bridge Club, and the Pythian Sisters. She enjoyed flowers. 

Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis and her husband, Duane Stenseth, of Des Moines, Iowa, Marian and her husband, Lisle Harris, of Santa Ana, Calif., and JoAnn Laga of Albuquerque, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and several other relatives. 

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Helen Stutz, Lola Mummert Dawson, and Pauline Wieland; and a son-in-law, Edward Laga. 


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