Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Kenneth D. Aman 
Kenneth Dean Aman, 42, of Dakota City died unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at his residence. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Dale Jirousek, pastor of First Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mission Hill Cemetery at Mission Hill, S.D. Visitation will be from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mr. Aman was born Oct. 24, 1955, in Yankton, S.D., the son of Donald B. and Isabel G. (German) Aman. He graduated from Yankton High School. 

He married Phoebe J. Tweedy, on April 12, 1980, in Yankton. He was employed with maintenance at IBP for 17 years. 

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton. 

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Tonya Tweedy of Yankton and Keshia Aman at home; his mother of Yankton; and two brothers, Duane and Gary, both of Houston, Texas. 

He was preceded in death by his father. 

Pallbearers will be Randy Ernst, Rich McNaughton, Kenny Hansen, Rod Boyle and Les and Bob Tweedy. 

Muriel I. DeKoster 
Muriel I. (Colvin) DeKoster, 92, of Sioux City died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at the Westwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas E. Geelan officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Tuesday until service time at the church. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. DeKoster was born May 5, 1905, in Lucas, S.D., the daughter of James and Martha (Mahaney) Glynn. 

She married James Colvin in January 1923, in Kimball, S.D. She later married Casey DeKoster May 5, 1962, in Sioux City. He died in August 1964. 

She came to Sioux City in 1935 and graduated from the Sioux City School of Cosmetology in 1938. She owned and operated several beauty salons in Sioux City, including Blue & Gray and the Francis Beauty Shop. 

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Sioux City Womens Investment Club and the American Business Womens Association, where she was a past president. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Yvonne and Cy Anderson of Sioux City; a son and his wife, Arthur and Angie Colvin of Murietta, Calif.; a sister, Florence DeWall of Rapid City, S.D.; four grandchildren, James Anderson, Connie Dolan, James Colvin and Cindy Hagen; and seven great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a brother; three sisters; and two granddaughters, Karen Colvin and Julie Marie Anderson. 

Gladys S. Frenchick 
Gladys S. Frenchick, 97, of Sioux City died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at a Sioux City nursing home following a brief illness. 

Private graveside services will be Wednesday in Logan Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Frenchick was born Jan. 21, 1900, in Madelia, Minn., the daughter of John and Hannah Scott. She married John H. Frenchick. He died in 1950. She was associated with Frenchick Insurance Agency for many years. 

Survivors include a son and his wife, Robert and Joanne of Waterloo, Iowa; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a son, William. 

Judith M. Hansen 
Judith M. Hansen, 53, of Wichita, Kan. died Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, in Wichita. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Wichita. Hillside Funeral Home West of Wichita is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Hansen was co-owner of Hansen Trucking Company. 

Survivors include her husband, Butch; two daughters, Christina Wilson and Sherry Hansen, both of Wichita; two brothers, Raymond Bossow of South Sioux City and Rick Bossow of Spencer, Iowa; four sisters, Linda Lockwood of Burleson, Texas, Valetta Cass of Onawa, Iowa, Barbara Backer of Apple Valley, Minn. and Cindy Manley of Grand Island, Neb.; her mother, Lillian Bossow of South Sioux City; and six grandchildren. 

Carol L. Heckert 
 Carol L. Heckert, 52, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home, with the Rev. George Morey, pastor of Leif Erickson Park Free Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mrs. Heckert was born June 3, 1945, in Sioux City, the daughter of Glenn and Dorothy (Frisbee) Sager. She was raised in Hinton, Iowa and graduated from Central High School in 1963, in Sioux City. 

She married C. Larry Heckert on Jan. 12, 1968, in Dakota City. 

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Chad and his wife Sarah and Clay, all of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Celeste and Ken Bathurst of Sioux City; four sisters, Joan Sager, Gale and her husband Gerald Conrad, Glenda and her husband Bob Fredericksen, all of Sioux City and Kaye and her husband David Grover of Chicago, Ill.; her mother of Sioux City; and three grandchildren, Haylee Heckert, Calla and Holly Bathurst. 

She was preceded in death by her father. 

Pallbearers will be Chad Heckert, Ken Bathurst, Gary Heath, Al Christenson, Irving Givot and Gary Junge. 

Trudy K. Brown, 55, of Sioux City died Sunday; Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 

Frances J. Kerby, 87, of Sioux City died Sunday; Larkin Northside Funeral Home. 

 

William Christoffel 
REMSEN, Iowa - William J. Christoffel, 71, of Remsen died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at his residence. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Thomas J. Hart officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, with a parish rosary at 3 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8 p.m., at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. 

Mr. Christoffel was born Nov. 12, 1926, in rural Remsen, the son of Peter and Katherine (Thiel) Christoffel. He was raised in the Remsen area and attended rural school. He assisted his father on the farm. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, stationed in Germany during the Korean War as a military policeman. He returned to the Remsen area and began farming. 

He married Lucille Nilles on Aug. 24, 1968, in Remsen. The couple made their home in Remsen, where he was employed with Jack Thiel Inc. for several years and later with West Iowa Telephone Company from August 1973 until retiring in September 1991. She died March 20, 1993. 

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3328, the Luxemburger Brotherhood and the Independent Telephone Pioneer Association. 

Survivors include two sisters, Mary E. Kemp of Le Mars, Iowa and Florence A. and her husband Melvin List of Granville, Iowa; a brother and his wife, James P. and Bernadine of Granville; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Colling; and two brothers, Henry and Raymond. 

Pallbearers will be Chris Christoffel, Chuck Harpenau, Mark Kemp, Joe List, David Nilles and Vincent Stoll. 

Otto Faber 
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Otto Faber, 62, of Orange City died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital following a lengthy illness. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Rev. Timothy Ouwinga officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. 

Mr. Faber was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Orange City, the son of Peter and Lydia (Huizenga) Faber. He married Judy Wobbema on Aug. 31, 1954, in Orange City. He was employed as a machinist with Hi-Precision, which later became Smith and Wesson, and later as a parts manager with De Jong Oil and Repair. He retired in 1990. 

He was a member of First Christian Reformed Church. 

Survivors include his wife; three daughters and their husbands, Dawn and Ron DeGroot and Deb and Scott Huisman, all of Phoenix, Ariz. and Donna and Ken Bloemendaal of Sioux Center, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Eric, Evan and Riley DeGroot, Jamie and Travis Bloemendaal, Alicia Lourens, Tasha, Aaron, Rick, Troy and Amanda Huisman; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Emilene "Clem" Kleinwolterink of Sibley, Iowa and Karen Bergsma of Orange City; a brother, Freeman Faber of Sioux Center; his stepmother, Lucy Faber of Orange City; a stepsister, Elizabeth Bruxvoort of Jenison, Mich.; and three stepbrothers, Peter Dean, Rod and Gary Jeltema, all of Orange City. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Harlan. 

Louis Fixsel 
PIERSON, Iowa - Louis Fixsel, 87, of Pierson died Saturday at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pierson United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 6 p.m., at the Earnest-Michaelsen Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. 

Dolores E. Hinman 
CROFTON, Neb. - Dolores Elizabeth Hinman, 76, of Crofton died Saturday at the Hartington Nursing Center in Hartington, Neb. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton. Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, with a vigil service at 7 p.m., at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. 

Harold E. Lang 
LE MARS, Iowa - Harold E. Lang, 86, of Le Mars died Saturday at his residence. 

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Hinton, Iowa. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. 

Lenora Lunders 
MARCUS, Iowa - Lenora Catherine Lunders, 82, of Marcus died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Richard Remmes officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with a rosary at 3 p.m. and a wake service at 7:30 p.m., at the Earnest and Roethler Funeral Home in Marcus. 

Mrs. Lunders was born March 13, 1915, in Remsen, Iowa, the daughter of William and Mary (Weiler) Miller. She was raised in the Ramsen area and attended St. Mary's Catholic School. 

She married Edward Lunders on Feb. 21, 1939, in Remsen. The couple farmed near Cleghorn, Iowa until 1970, then moved to a farm near Marcus. They retired in 1985, and moved into Marcus. He died Dec. 24, 1994. She entered Heartland Care Center in September 1994. 

She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. 

Survivors include four sons, Gerald and his wife Kathleen of St. Louis, Mo., Dale and his wife Patty of Cleghorn, David and his wife Susanne of Parkville, Mo. and Loren of Marcus; five daughters, Marilyn and her husband Ed Utesch of Le Mars, Iowa, Beverly and her husband Bill Montie of Lincoln Park, Mich., Dianne and her husband Alan Honermann of Mankato, Minn., Connie and her husband Paul Vaughn of Graham, Wash. and Susan Burns of Lincon Park, Mich.; 19 grandchildren, Anne, James, Edward, Brian, Michael, Laura, Kelsey, Shelby and Keyan Lunders, Beth and Mark Utesch, Victor and Nieves Montie, Thomas, Andrea and Brian Homermann, Jason and Jill Haverkamp and Bill Burns; a great-granddaughter; a sister and her husband, Alvira and Melvin Tentinger of Remsen; five sisters-in-law, Marie Miller of Spencer, Iowa, Marjorie Miller of Storm Lake, Iowa, Margaret and her husband Ed Deters of Salem, S.D., Matilda Blizzard of Omaha, Neb. and Clara Lunders of Salem, S.D. 

She was preceded in death by a son, LeRoy; three brothers, Elmer, Leander and Sylvester; and a sister, Martha Feller. 

Dave L. Mueting 
HARTINGTON, Neb. - Dave Lee Mueting, 57, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Hartington, died Sunday at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church in Fordyce, Neb. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m., at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. 

Edna M. Newell 
ANTHON, Iowa - Edna Mae Newell, 94, of Anthon died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Anthon, with the Rev. Kent Kastler officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sioux City. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon. 

Mrs. Newell was born Aug. 24, 1903, in Anthon, the daughter of Bert and Florence (Dice) Dicus. She graduated from Anthon High School in 1918. 

She married Otto R. Newell on Nov. 15, 1922. The couple lived in Ida Grove, Iowa for 12 years before moving to Sioux City in 1934. In 1975, they moved to Liberal, Kan. He died Feb. 29, 1976. She returned to Anthon. She entered the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Correctionville, Iowa in 1988. 

She was a member of United Methodist Church. 

Survivors include two grandsons, Gerald Newell of Anthon and Keith Newell of Dan Diego, Calif.; a granddaughter, Laura Reineke of Sublette, Kan.; five great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Irene Newell of Correctionville; and a sister, Wilma Hayworth of Kingsley, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Edwin; two sisters, Viola Short and Berniece Dicus; and a brother, Ival Dicus. 

Earl Peters 
HARTLEY, Iowa - Earl Peters, 82, of Hartley died Friday at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer, Iowa. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Warner-Baumgarten Funeral Home in Hartley. 

Maxine Quintard 
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Maxine Quintard, 87, of Storm Lake formerly of Algona, Iowa, died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, at the Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake following a lengthy illness. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake, with the Rev. Duane Queen officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Riverview Cemetery in Algona. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake. 

Mrs. Quintard was born March 2, 1910, in Sac City, Iowa, the daughter of James Bradley and Alice (Herrold) Paxton. In May 1910, the family moved to Storm Lake. She graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1927. She took business courses through New York University. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the Paxton Jewelry Store with her father and sister. 

She married Bill Sharp on May 28, 1937, in Storm Lake. The couple established Sharp's Jewelry in Algona. She received her registered jeweler title from the Gemological Institute of America in 1951. He died of cancer in 1956. 

She married Alton Quintard on May 6, 1959. He died in 1970. She continued to operate the store until 1974, when it was sold. In 1983, she returned to Storm Lake. 

She was a member of Lakeside Presbyterian Church, the PEO Chapter EP and the Ingleside Club, all of Storm Lake, the Algona Chapter of DAR, the Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 68 and the American Legion Auxiliary, all in Algona. She served on the Iowa State Jewelers Board for several years. 

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, Mary Ann and Laird Cruzen, Marnie and Steve Schattgen, Trudie Cruzen, Paige and David Jones, Alyssa Cruzen and Jo and David Fitzsimmons. 

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Nelson and Margery Medhurst. 

A memorial fund has been established. 

Verjean Thompson 
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Verjean D. Hartwell Thompson, 72, of Storm Lake died Friday at the Legion Health Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Harrison County, Iowa. 

Candlelight memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. Private family burial services will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park. Visitation will be after noon Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake. 

Cyril Wagers 
HAWARDEN, Iowa - Cyril "Curley" Wagers, 81, of Hawarden died of a heart attack Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at his residence. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be until 5 p.m. today at the Porter-Dow Funeral Home in Hawarden. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. today at the church. 

Mr. Wagers was born March 13, 1916, in Fort Calhoun, Neb., the son of Earl and Pauline (Beckman) Wagers. He graduated from Central High School in Sioux City. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, participating in many amphibious landings. 

He married Mary Jane Liggett on Aug. 3, 1945, in Sioux City. The couple moved to Hawarden in 1946, where he managed the Sieg Auto Parts Store for 38 years, before retiring. 

He was a member of the Hawarden American Legion, the Knights of Columbus and the St. Mary's Catholic Church. He coached Little League for many years. He enjoyed sports, gardening and woodworking. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Steve and Wauneva "Peanuts" of Hawarden and Bob and Lori of Waubey, S.D.; five grandchildren, Dawn Rus, Heather Rus, Joshua, Jesse and Jamie Wagers; four great-grandchildren; and a special nephew who lived with them, Charles Evans of Bloomfield, Colo. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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