Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Hannah Rose Aldrich 
Hannah Rose Thomas Aldrich, 19 months, daughter of Carleen Thomas and Mario Aldrich of Sioux City died unexpectedly at a Sioux City hospital. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul's Indian Mission. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Indian Mission with a wake service at 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Elizabeth Benton 
Elizabeth "Bette" Benton, 70, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, in Sioux City. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. 

Mrs. Benton was born June 10, 1927, in South Sioux City, the daughter of Paul and Nora (Hanlon) Saltsgiver. She graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1945. 

She married Charles Benton on Feb. 12, 1949. 

She was employed as manager of Kwik Kafe Vending. 

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Edwin Al Benton of Rockledge, Fla., and Charles A. Benton and his wife, Cynthia of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Lorre and John Buhler of Rapid City, S.D.; a sister and her husband, Pauline and Warren Gentile of Des Moines, Iowa; and eight grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Rose Will and Francine Burchetta. 

 

Donald E. Kuehl Jr. 
BLENCOE, Iowa - Donald E. Kuehl Jr., 72, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 at the Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa, Iowa. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Church of Christ in Blencoe with Rev. Earle R. Potts officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery at Blencoe with military rites conducted by the Monona County Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2496. Visitation will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. today with the family present at the Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa. 

Mr. Kuehl was born July 7, 1925 at Little Sioux, Iowa, the son of Donald and Myrtle (Bothwell) Kuehl Sr. He attended school at Little Sioux and served in the Navy in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He married Darlene Nikolaison on Dec. 10, 1945 in Onawa. The couple lived in the Blencoe area where he worked for the Blencoe and Whiting Elevators. Mrs. Kuehl died May 28, 1996 at Onawa. 

He was a 50 year member of the Stevens-Kelley American Legion Post 665 at Blencoe and the Monona County V.F.W. 2694. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Kathie and Dale Hagge of Littleton, Colo.; two sons, Tom of West Des Moines and Steven and his wife Connie of Phenix City, Ala.; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother Glen and his wife Alice of Gravois Mills, Mo.; six sisters; Donna Kuehl of Onawa, Norma Caldwell of Aurora, Colo., Maxine Kuehl of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Leota and husband Milton Sorenson of North Sioux City, Sharon and Perry Thrift of Whiting, Iowa, and Linda and Lynn Reed of Onawa; nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold. 

Wilbur M. Lucart 
WINNEBAGO, Neb. - Wilbur M. Lucart Jr. 75, of Seattle, Wash., formerly of Winnebago, died Oct. 7, 1997 in Seattle. 

Family graveside services will be Saturday in Omaha Valley Cemetery at Homer, Neb. under the direction of Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. 

Mr. Lucart was born July 22, 1922, in Winnebago the son of Wilbur, Sr. and Victoria Lucart. He served in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945. 

Survivors include two daughters; Victoria and Pamela; seven sisters, one brother and eight grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. 

Edward Harold Foreman 
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Edward Harold Foreman, 74, of Orange City formerly of Sioux Center, Iowa, died Wednesday in Akron, Iowa. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. Burial will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center. 

Thelma Harris Chase 
WASHTA, Iowa - Thelma Harris Chase, 94, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Washta, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1997, in Corbett, Ore. 

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. today at Good Hope Cemetery in rural Correctionville, Iowa. There will be no visitation. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa, is handling arrangements. 

Peter Mars 
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Peter Mars, 87, of Orange City died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997 at the Long Term Care Facility of the Orange City Municipal Hospital. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City with Rev. Timothy Ouwinga officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Orange City. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today with the family present from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. 

Mr. Mars was born June 29, 1910, at Carnes, the son of Lige and Gertrude (Baas-Brower) Mars. He attended country schools near Carnes and Seney. 

He married Nettie Te Brink on December 17, 1931, at Orange City. They farmed in the Alton, Sanborn and Maurice areas. In 1974, they moved to Orange City and became residents of the Pioneer Memorial Home in 1996. 

He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City and had been a member of the Men's Societies in Christian Reformed Churches in Sanborn, Ireton and Orange City. He had served on the finance board of Unity Christian High School in Orange City and for several years, canvassed the area for the World Home Bible League. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Lester and Lorraine, Gerben and Helen all of Orange City; daughters and their husbands, Joyce and Henry Dykstra of Orange City; Donna and Gary De Haan of Sioux Center, Iowa; Patsy and Calvin Bootsma of Ireton, Iowa; 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren; two brothers, Jake of Orange City; and Minderd of Primghar; two sisters, Cynthia Hofland of Orange City and Tena Kramer of Ireton, Iowa. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Andrew; and a sister, Coba Pennings. 

Memorials may be directed to the World Home Bible League. 

Francis Ulrich Schulte 
WESTPHALIA, Iowa - Francis Ulrich Schulte, 69, of Westphalia died Monday, Dec. 1, 1997, at Bishop Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Neb. 

Funeral Mass and burial took place on Thursday. The Pauley Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, handled arrangements. 

Mr. Schulte was born Jan. 17, 1928, in Westphalia, the son of Rudolph and Veronica (Albers) Schulte. He attended St. Boniface Catholic School, graduating in 1945. 

He married Rita Catherine Coenen on Feb. 3, 1949, in Westphalia. The couple resided in in Manilla for a few years before moving to Westphalia. They had four children. She died May 30, 1978. 

He married Edyth Bubke on March 17, 1979, in Westphalia. The couple made Westphalia their home, where he managed Westphalia Co-op. 

He was very active in the community. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Council #1741 of Earling, Iowa, Westphalia Fire Department, Westphalia Athletic Club, Town Council, and coached softball. 

Survivors include his wife; his children; Terry and LaVonne Schulte of Westphalia, Iowa; David Schulte and friend Jo Olson of Harlan, Iowa; Diann Taylor of Red Oak, Iowa; Maria Evans of Pusan Korea; Leroy Bubke of Harlan, Iowa; Barbara and Gailen Lyman of Chandler, Ariz.; Pam and Dick King of Omaha; Tom Bubke and wife Cathy of Schleswig, Iowa; Connie Lee and husband Dewey of Charter Oak, Iowa; Donnie Bubke of Mapleton, Iowa; Mike Bubke of Worthington, Minn.; Leon Bubke and friend Colleen of Denison, Iowa; Roger Bubke and wife Alisa of Nemaha, Iowa; Steve Bubke and wife Terri of Omaha, Neb.; Tim Bubke and wife Lila of Schleswig, Iowa; sister Mary Ellen Keating and husband Leonard Jr. of Charter Oak, Iowa and brother Harold Schulte and wife Pearl of Westphalia, Iowa; 52 grandchildren and 41 great grancdhildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Ferrol Burnham 
 PIERSON, Iowa - Ferrol Burnham, 88, of Pierson died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Monsignor Roger Augustine officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., and a rosary at 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mr. Burnham was born Oct. 19, 1909, near Correctionville, Iowa, the son of Arthur O. and Clara J. (Luddington) Burnham. He spent his childhood in the Correctionville area and graduated from Correctionville High School. After high school he farmed near Pierson, Iowa, until retiring in 1974. He had been a resident of the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center for the past three years. 

Survivors include ten nieces and nephews, Janice Burros of New Hampton, N.Y., Wayne Burnham of Sergeant Bluff; Adele Weiland of Moville, Iowa, Beverly Reed of Kingsley, Iowa, Anita Franssen of Glenville, Neb., Larry Burnham of Correctionville, Mark of Pierson, Lynette Henry of Holstein, Marcell Hobbs of Kingsley, and Shari Kuchel of Kingsley; 27 great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great-nieces. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lowell. 

Lawrence A. Lentz 
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Lawrence A. Lentz, 90, of Cherokee died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, in Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with the Rev. Timothy Schott officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. 

Mr. Lentz was born Dec. 5, 1906, in Beaver, Iowa, the son of Bernard and Margaret (Faye) Lentz. He graduated from high school in North Washington, Iowa. 

Following graduation he farmed in the North Washington area. He moved to Cherokee in 1936, to operate a restaurant across the street from Wilson High School. He later worked for Earl May for many years and later owned and operated Larry's Seeds and Lary's Bottled Gas. 

He married Mary McEntee on Nov. 23, 1931. She died in 1954. 

He married Marguerite Sutton on Sept. 8, 1956, in Cherokee. She died June 18, 1993. 

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Margaret and Donald Carlson of Cherokee, and Eileen and Donald Durst of Spencer, Iowa; two brothers, Charles and George Lentz, both of New Hampton, Iowa; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by five brothers; four sisters; and a daughter, Mary, in infancy. 

Memorials may be directed to Mount Calvary Cemetery Shrine. 

Ida M. Grimberg 
PAULLINA, Iowa - Ida Marie Frieda Grimberg, 86, of Paullina died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at Wide View Rest Home in Paullina. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina, with the Rev. Steven Hayden officiating. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina. 

Mrs. Grimberg was born May 16, 1911, in Union Township, O'Brien County, Iowa, the daughter of Benjamin and Anna Ebert Holtgrewe. 

She married Walter Grimberg on Sept. 18, 1930, in Remsen, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Paullina area, southwest of town, until 1972. In 1975, they moved into Paullina. He died April 8, 1991. She had been a resident of Wide View Rest Home since 1992. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Murl and Margaret of Paullina; a daughter and her husband, Verla and Marvin Hatting of Mankato, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Nora Tesch of Primghar, Iowa; Gladys Bottjen of Hawarden, Iowa, Irma Lower of Omaha, Neb., and Shirley Sztuk of Mesa, Ariz.; and two brothers, Burdette Holtgrewe of LeMars, Iowa, and Benjamin Holtgrewe of Sioux City. 

She was preceded in death by eight sisters, Caroline Jurgensen, Esther Ott, Elsie Holtgrewe, Lillian Ott, Leona Seggerman, Bernice Bottjen, and two in infancy, and two brothers, Roy and Albert Holtgrewe. 

John Vust 
GEORGE, Iowa - John Raymond Vust, 79, of George died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, with the Rev. Dan Hauge officiating, and a family worship preceding. Burial will be in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery. The Bolin Funeral Service of George is handling arrangements. 

Mr. Vust was born March 28, 1918, in Lyon County, Iowa, the son of Wallrich and Nellie (Stomberg) Vust. He attended Elgin #3 Country School. 

He married June I. Rust on Aug. 25, 1942, at Luverne, Minn. The couple lived in Iowa, South Dakota, and Oklahoma, where he worked as a machinist. After retiring they moved to George. 

He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons, William M. of Sioux City; and Gary R. and his wife, Brenda of St. Peter, Minn.; two daughters, Dolly and her husband, Bob Hobbs of Ridgeway, Va., and Bonnie Jensen of Worthington, Minn.; six grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and two sisters, Betty and her husband, Sylvester Johnson of Ellsworth, Minn., and Frances Schultz of Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John W., and a brother, Martin. 

Hendrene Te Grootenhuis 
HOSPERS, Iowa - Hendrene Te Grootenhuis, 81, formerly of Hospers died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at the Oak Park Care Center in Sheldon, Iowa. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Reformed Church in Hospers with the Rev. Milton Sikkema officiating. Burial will be in the Hospers Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today with the family present from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Vander Ploeg Chapel in Hospers. 

Miss Hendrene was born Jan. 25, 1916, near Hospers the daughter of Henry W. and Johanna (Leusink) Te Grootenhuis. She graduated from Hospers Public High School and attended Northwestern College in Orange City, Morningside College and the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. She taught in country schools and Hospers Public School, the Anneville Institute in Anneville, Kentucky and at Britt Public School in Britt, Iowa for a total of 45 years. She taught grade school, home economics and was librarian during her teaching career. She retired in Hospers where she was a member of the First Reformed Church where she also taught Sunday School. The last few years she has resided at Christian Retirement Home in Sheldon, Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull and Oak Park Care Center in Sheldon. 

Survivors include a sister Grace Boekhout of Little Rock, Iowa, a sister-in-law Mary Jo Te Grootenhuis of Wheaton, Ill., nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews; and cousins.


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