Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Heath B. Vanderlinden 
Heath B. Vanderlinden, 23, of Papillion, Neb., formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, April 9, 1998, at an Omaha hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that same day. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kahlers Dolce Mortuary in Papillion. There will be no visitation. 

Mr. Vanderlinden was born Oct. 2, 1974, in Sioux City, the son of Robert and Loretta (Brandt) Vanderlinden. 

Survivors include his fiance, Mindy Hill; two sons, Andrew of Phoenix, Ariz., and Giles Connor; his parents; a brother, Shane; a sister Amanda Vanderlinden; his grandparents, Jerry and Beryl Vanderlinden, and Raymond and Lola Brandt, all of Sioux City; and many aunts, uncles and other relatives. 

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Shirlee J. Hegstrom 
Shirlee Jean (Weisberg) Hegstrom, 68, of Broken Arrow, Okla., formerly of Sioux City, died of lung cancer Monday, April 6, 1998, at her daughter's residence in Broken Arrow. 
Private services were Thursday April 9, 1998, in Broken Arrow. 

Mrs. Hegstrom was born May 21, 1929, in Pontiac, Mich. She lived in Sioux City from 1964 to November 1997, when she moved to Oklahoma with her daughter. 

She was employed with Bostwick's and owned and operated Shirlee's Ceramics. She was also employed with Dean Drug, Ruth's Cosina and the Woodbury County Community Action Agency. 

She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Sioux City and St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Broken Arrow. 

Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Terrebonne of Brokne Arrow; two grandchildren, Kelsi and Blaise Terrebonne; a brother, Steve Rogers of Sioux City; two nieces; a grandniece; and two grandnephews. 

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May Luce 
May Lampman Luce, 92, of Sioux City died Thursday April 9, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Lee, pastor of Morningside Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Luce was born May 1, 1905 in Ida Grove, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Cobb) Lampman. A South Sioux City and Sioux City resident most of her life, she graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1924, and later from National Business College. She married Don Luce on July 16, 1951, in Elko Nev. He died Dec. 12, 1990. She worked as an executive secretary for Securities Acceptance Corporation and was a member of Business and Professional Women. She was also a past president of Sioux Writers Organization, Sioux City Senior Center, and AARP Chapter 1165. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Joycelyn and Charles Chervek of Sioux City; a son and his wife, F. Rene and Ursula Brown of Omaha, Neb.; a grandson, Bruce Chervek; a granddaughter, Cherie May Paisley; and 5 great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Lampman. 

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Leo C. Braden 
Leo C. Braden, 80, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home. 
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. WIlliam Steward officiating. A private burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery in Ute, Iowa. There will be no visitation. Nelson-Berger Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Braden was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Soldier, Iowa, the son of Raymond G. and Olga (Ulven) Braden. He attended school in Soldier. He married Garnet O'Connor Nov. 11, 1935, in Soldier. They lived in Soldier, Ute and Ida Grove, Iowa until her death Nov. 19, 1946. He married Connie Nill on Oct. 29, 1960. The couple resided in Glendale, Calif. until June 1994, when they moved to Sioux City for health reasons. 

Survivors include his wife of Manderville, La; a son, George Braden of Atlanta; two daughters and their husbands, Mary (Kurth) and Harry "Duane" Peterson of Sioux City, and Jean and Ed Bryant of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother and his wife, Loyd and Evelyn Braden of Fairfield Bay, Ark. 

He was preceded in death by a grandson, George Raymond Braden II. 

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

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Jamie L. McKibbin 
KINGSLEY, Iowa - Jamie Lee McKibbin (Vondrak), 21, of Sioux Falls, S.D. died Thursday, April 2, 1998, at her residence following a lengthy illness. 
Services were held Monday, April 6, at Kingsley United Methodist Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Ms. McKibbin was born June 1, 1976, in Sioux City, the daughter of Jerome Vondrak and Pamela McKibbin. She graduated from Battle Creek-Ida Grove High School in 1995. 

Survivors include her mother of Sioux Falls; her father and stepmother of Paullina, Iowa; four brothers, Joey and Andrew McKibbin of Sioux Falls and Matthew and Robert Vondrak of Paullina; two sisters, Nichole and Kaylene Vondrak of Paullina; grandparents, Jimmie and Janet McKibbin of Ida Grove, Iowa and Jeune Vondrak of Kingsley; great-grandmother, Opal Rhodes of Kingsley; and many aunts and uncles. 

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Donald Vondrak; and great-grandparents, Mildred Curley and Joe and Mildred McKibbin. 

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Lyle E. Raabe 
HOLSTEIN, Iowa - Lyle Ennis Raabe, 88, of Holstein died Thursday April 9, 1998, at Good Samaritan Center in Holstein. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein with the Rev. Curtis Benson officiating. Burial with flag presentation by Dessel-Schmidt American Legion Post #225 will be in Holstein Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. 

Mr. Raabe was born Oct. 20, 1909 in Doon, Iowa, the son of Herman and Josephine Melvina (Cock) Raabe. He was baptized in the Lutheran church in Echo, Minn. At the age of four he moved with his parents to a farm in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He was confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids. He attended the rural schools of Lyon County, Iowa and graduated from Ellsworth High School in Ellsworth, Minn. in May 1927. He moved to Holstein in 1934, and worked with his father in the Card Room. He was drafted into the U.S. Army aircorps in March 1942, and served for 27 months in the European and North African theaters during World War II. He was discharged in October 1945. He joined St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Holstein in 1945 and remained a member for the rest of his life. He married Gladys Louise Weede March 16, 1947, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Holstein. 

He worked at the Blue Eagle Bowling Alleys, drove school bus for many years and operated the Legion Club for about 20 years before retiring in July 1974. She died Aug. 16, 1997. 

He was a life member of the American Legion, Dessel-Schmidt Post #225 having joined in 1945. He served as local chaplain for 20 years had been local and county commander, had served as district Sergeant-at-Arms for two years, and also had some district appointments. He was also a member of the 40 and 8, the Holstein Golf and Country Club, the Pasttime Club, the Ida County Historical Society and the Community Club of Holstein. 

Survivors include a sister and her husband Audrey (Richters) and Gerrit Jongerius; two nephews; two nieces; two great-nephews; cousins; and other relatives. 

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Len A. Raabe. 

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Thomas Madden 
KINGSLEY, Iowa - Thomas Madden, 87, of Kingsley died Thursday April 9, 1998, at his home. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley with the Rev. James Fangman officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today with a Scripture service at 4 p.m. at the Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley. 

Mr. Madden was born July 3, 1910 in Kingsley. He was a lifelong resident of the Kingsley area. He married Myrtle DeRaad on June 24, 1930, in Dakota City, Neb. They farmed until 1976, when they retired and moved into Kingsley. She died Oct. 24, 1994. He enjoyed traveling in the western states and was well known for his woodworking skills. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley. 

Survivors include a son, Milton and his wife, Shirleen of Eugene, Ore.; a granddaughter, Denise; and a grandson, Scott. 

He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Alice, Bridget, Mary, Nora, and Sarah; and three brothers, Frank, Jack, and Jimmy. 

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Martin F. Petersen 
Martin F. "Pete" Petersen, 72, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Kretzschmar, pastor of Whitfield United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mr. Petersen was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Belden, Neb., the son of Elmer and Minnie (Phillips) Petersen. He was educated in the Belden and Randolph, Neb. area. He graduated from the Sioux City Barber College and later from the Southern College of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. 

He was employed at WNAX Radio in Yankton, S.D. from 1941 to 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, in the Pacific Theater with the Signal Corps. He returned to Sioux City, where he was employed as a barber. In the 1960s and early 1970s, he owned and operated Westside Barber Shop. In 1978, he became an instructor in the band department at Western Iowa Tech Community College, retiring in 1989. 

He was a member of the American Legion Duane Nelson Post 1981. He played in several bands in the area, including his own Dublin House Four and River City Brass Band. 

Survivors include his wife, Leona of Sioux City; three sons, Ron and Rick of Houston, Texas and David of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two stepsons, Don Schultz and his wife Martha and Brian Schultz, all of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Barbara and Ruben Camarillo of Sioux City; and three stepdaughters, Julie Petersen, Gale and her husband Dick Millie and Kris and her husband Dave Brunkhorst, all of Sioux City; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister. 

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Emma B. Sager 
 Emma Blanche Sager, 87, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 11, 1998, in Sioux City. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Community Presbyterian Church in Lawton, Iowa, with the Rev. Marvin Mueller officiating. Burial will be in Banner Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Sager was born Dec. 18, 1910, in Lawton, the daughter of Fred Hayes and Blanche Myrtle (Joseph) Couch. She was raised in Lawton, graduating from Lawton High School and Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa. 

She married Louie D. Sager on May 24, 1941, in Hartington, Neb. She had moved to rural Merrill, Iowa and then to rural Hinton, Iowa. She taught school from 1950 to 1978, in rural Hinton and Kingsley, Iowa and then at Kingsley-Pierson Community School. She moved to Lawton in 1979. He died Aug. 16, 1984. She entered Sunrise Retirement Center in January 1992. 

She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Women, the Eastern Star of Kingsley and the Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Louie E. and Connie of South Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Mary Ann and Paul Niemeier of Lawton, Iowa; two sisters, Georgian Sparr of Lawton and Josephine Frey of Newark, Ohio; five grandchildren, Chadwick Sager, Angela Votek, Felicia, Richard and Melissa Niemeier; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Pallbearers will be Fred, Jeff, James and Kim Sparr, Don Wohlert and Nick Votek. 

Memorials may be directed to either Community Presbyterian Church or the Sunrise Retirement Center. 

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Abraham J. Ferris 
Abraham J. "A.J." Ferris, 77, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 11, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital of complications of a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8:30 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. 

Mr. Ferris was born Oct. 30, 1920, in Sioux City, the son of William A. and Zaher (Sroer) Ferris. He attended Washington Elementary School and graduated from East High School in 1939. He attended Morningside College, graduating in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army with the Quatermaster Corps, during World War II. 

He married Katharine Browing on Dec. 27, 1948, in Sioux City. He was employed with Nutrena Feeds from 1950 to 1958 as a traffic manager. He then owned and operated Ferris Shoe Repair. 

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Theresa and Eugene Grave of Schuyler, Neb. and Mari and Richard Radtke of Sutherland, Iowa; two sons, James and his wife Deb and Marc, all of Sioux City; a brother, Bill of Sioux City; a sister, Glory Majeres of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Richard; and two brothers, Charles and Albert. 

Memorials may be directed to St. Luke's Diabetes Center in Sioux City. 

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Agnes M. Beyer 
Agnes M. (Jochum) Beyer, 74, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 11, 1998, in Silver Springs, Md. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph A. Dillinger, associate pastor, and the Rev. James A. Bruch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery at Ellendale, Iowa. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., at the Larkin Northside Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Beyer was born Nov. 30, 1923, in Alton, Iowa. She was raised in Alton. 

She married Vincent M. Beyer on Nov. 18, 1946, in Alton. The couple moved to Sioux City from Akron, Iowa in 1959. She was employed with the Casey's General Store. He died June 1, 1977, in Sioux City. 

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and enjoyed flower gardening. 

Survivors include six daughters, JoAnn Storer Hansen of Denver, Colo., Joyce and her husband James Bear of Aurora, Colo., Nancy Beyer and her husband Joe Albright of Minnetonka, Minn., Cindy and her husband Glenn Scherb of Kiester, Minn., Brenda Beyer and her husband Barry Schade of Minneapolis, Minn. and Lori Beyer of Silver Springs, Md.; four sons and their wives, Ken and Carol of Rock Valley, Iowa, Jim and Sharon of Ponca City, Okla., Rick and Cindy of Sioux City and Randy and Shelly of Blair, Neb.; her mother, Josephine (Block) Jochum of Alton; four sisters, Loretta and her husband Roy Murphy of Sheldon, Iowa, Hilda Rolfes of Luverne, Minn., Martha Jochum of Alton and Rita and her husband Jerome Fischer of Hospers, Iowa; a brother-in-law and his wife, Bob and Lorraine Fischer of Granville, Iowa; 22 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Hugo G. Jochum; a sister, Evelyn Fischer; and a brother-in-law, Elmer Rolfes. 

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Freeman Faber 
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - Freeman Faber, 64, of Sioux Center died Friday, April 10, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Robert Drenten officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Orange City, Iowa. Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Freeman was born Sept. 28, 1933, in Orange City, the son of Peter F. and Lydia (Huizenga) Faber. He graduated from Northwestern Acadeny and attended Northwestern College for one year. 

He married Marjorie Ekdom on June 8, 1954, in Ireton, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1956. He was employed as a manager of the Farmers Co-op Society in Ireton and later as assistant manager in Sioux Center, retiring in April 1997. 

He was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church, where he was an elder, and the American Legion. He served on the Christian School board, and as deacon and elder at the Ireton Christian Reformed Church. He volunteered at Trinity Corrections in Sioux Falls, S.D. 

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Renee and Mike Noteboom of Orange City and Barb and Kent Kelderman of Des Moines; a son and his wife, Doug and Cindy of Ireton; eight grandchildren, Ryan and Elise Noteboom, Ross, Abby and Kate Kelderman, Kayla, Eric and Keaven Faber; two sisters and their husbands, Emilene and Edwin Kleinwolterink of Sibley, Iowa and Karen and Delmar Bergsma of Orange City; a sister-in-law, Judy Faber of Orange City; stepmother, Lucy Faber of Orange City; a stepsister, Elizabeth Bruxvoort of Jenison, Mo.; and three stepbrothers, Peter Dean, Rod and Gary Jeltema, all of Orange City. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Otto and Harlan in infancy.


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