Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Herbert C. Bauer 
ODEBOLT, Iowa - Herbert C. Bauer, 69, of Odebolt died Thursday at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Martin Catholic Church in Odebolt. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a Scripture service at 7 p.m., at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Odebolt. 

Juan Guerrero 
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - Juan Antonio Guerrero, 25, of Sioux Center died Wednesday at a Sioux City hospital from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. 

Services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Burial will be in Mexico at a later date. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Clinton Shinkle 
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - Clinton Stanley Shinkle, 102, of Rock Rapids died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at his residence following an extended illness. 

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christian Church (Disciples) in Rock Rapids, with the Rev. Greg Pudwell officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Graceland Cemetery in Madison, S.D. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and a Masonic service at 7 p.m., by the Border Lodge 406 A.F. & A.M., at the Roste Funeral Home in Rock Rapids. 

Mr. Shinkle was born July 27, 1895, on a farm northeast of Quimby, Iowa, the son of Charles Henry and Loretta Louisa (Smith) Shinkle. He attended school in Iowa before moving with his mother to a farm near Egan, S.D., where he continued his education. He farmed in the Egan and Flandreau, S.D. areas. Later the family moved to Madison, S.D., where he began working as an electrical lineman. He later completed training as a mechanic. 

He married Ethel Tystad on Dec. 31, 1931. The couple lived in Madison later moving to Howard, S.D., for five years. Over the years he worked in Portland, Ore., and Pipestone, Minn., before moving to Rock Rapids in 1943. He was employed as a lineman for the Rock Rapids Utility Department for 22 years, semi-retiring in 1965, working part-time until 1970. In 1968 he began employment as bailiff at the Lyon County Court House. He officially retired in 1989, at the age of 94. 

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 57 years, longtime member of Christian Church (Disciples), where he served as treasurer, Sunday School teacher, Chairman of the board and Elder. 

He was an active person and enjoyed traveling by car, making many cross country trips, and reading and reciting poetry. 

On his 100th birthday he was named honorary Heritage Day parade marshall in Rock Rapids. 

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Loretta and Howard Burright of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gayla and Arnold Tiedeman of Hull, Iowa; a son and his wife, Clinton Jr. and Martha of Bremerton, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-great-grandchild 

James M. Kots 
IRETON, Iowa - James M. Kots, 81, of rural Ireton died Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at Hass Hillcrest Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa. 

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley, Iowa, with the Rev. Dan Swenson and the Rev. Matt Swenson officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery in Rock Valley. Visitation will be Sunday, with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. 

Mr. Kots was born Jan. 16, 1916, in Maurice, Iowa, the son of Gerrit and Florence (Popma) Kots. He attended school at Maurice. 

He married Katherine Verdoorn on Feb. 25, 1943, in Sioux Center, Iowa. The couple resided in the Maurice area, later living near Hudson, S.D. and Fairview, S.D., before returning to the Ireton area in 1974. 

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Sandra and Ron Carlson of Beresford, S.D.; a son and his wife, Gary and Brenda of Ireton; six sisters, Pearl Kots of Marshalltown, Iowa, Esther Coleman of Sanford, N.C., Rose Jones of Dumont, Iowa, Ruby Veltkamp of Canton, S.D., Goldie Bowman of Elgin, Neb., and Daisy Headrick of Powersville, Mo.; a sister-in-law, Adrianna Kots of Birnamwood, Wis.; and five grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by a son, James, in infancy; two brothers, George and Hubert; and two sisters, Violet and Ethel. 

Wynola M. Vining 
PIERSON, Iowa - Wynola M. "Hoby" Vining, 87, of Pierson died Friday at Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley, Iowa. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Kingsley. Burial will be in the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., and a prayer service at 8 p.m., at the Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley. 

B.H. "Bud" Benson 
VERMILLION, S.D. - B.H. "Bud" Benson, 72, of Vermillion died Thursday at his residence in Spirit Lake, Iowa. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bergen Lutheran Church in Meckling, S.D. Burial will be in Bergen Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service beginning at 3 p.m., at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion. 

LaVonne Baeth 
MOORHEAD, Iowa - LaVonne Baeth, 88, of Moorhead died Thursday at Hospice Kavanagh House. 

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at RLDS Church in Pisgah, Iowa. Burial will be held privately in Moorhead Cemetery. Brooks Funeral Home of Clive, Iowa is handling arrangements. 

Carl S. Callaghan 
SMITHLAND, Iowa - Carl S. Callaghan, 92, of Smithland died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Smithland, with the Rev. Karen Handke officiating. Burial will be in Little Sioux Township Cemetery in Smithland. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., and a Masonic service at 7 p.m., at the church. The Willman Funeral Home of Rodney, Iowa, is handling arrangements. 

Mr. Callaghan was born Aug. 18, 1905, at home near Oto, Iowa, the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Weber) Callaghan. He graduated from Smithland High School in 1924. 

He married Virginia McClaran in 1928, in Nebraska. He farmed in the Smithland area before retiring in 1966, and moving into Smithland. 

He was a member of United Methodist Church, Amicable Lodge 289 A.F. & A.M. at Smithland, Quarry Lodge 404 A.F. & A.M. at Mapleton, Iowa, and a 50 year member of Sioux City Consistory. 

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Fern and her husband, Dick Struble of Sacramento, Calif., and Betty Towne of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Minnie Eichhorn of Sioux City. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Earl, and a sister, Jennie Claus. 

Annie Bolte 
SMITHLAND, Iowa - Annie Kathryn Bolte, 91, of Sioux City, formerly of Smithland, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, at Matney Morningside Manor in Sioux City. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oto United Church of Christ in Oto, Iowa, with the Rev. Karen Handke and the Rev. Alan Bolte officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Anthon, Iowa. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Willman Funeral Home of Rodney, Iowa, is handling arrangements. 

Mrs. Bolte was born Aug. 3, 1906, in Danbury, Iowa, the daughter of John and Anna (Beyer) Sands. 

She married Emil Bolte on June 6, 1931, in Onawa, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Anthon, Bronson, Corectionville, and Oto, Iowa areas, retiring in 1969, and moving to Smithland. They entered Matney Morningside Manor on Dec. 18, 1986. He died Feb. 2, 1987. 

She was baptized in the Midway Lutheran Church at Anthon. 

She enjoyed her garden and her many flowers. 

Survivors include her son and his wife, Herman and Evelyn of Odin, Minn.; four grandchildren; the Rev. Alan Bolte, Scott Bolte, Ron Bolte, and Sandy Youngblom; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two sisters, Frieda Paulson of Oto and Mary Ketelsen of Smithland; and five brothers, Fred of Moville, Iowa, Albert of Correctionville, Walter and his wife, Vivian of Butterfield, Minn., Louis of Correctionville, and John and his wife, Darlene of Moville. 

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a son, Gene, in 1996; two infant great-grandsons; and a brother, Rudy. 

Catherine Miller 
SCHLESWIG, Iowa - Catherine Joan Miller, 68, of Schleswig died Thursday at Morningside Care Center in Ida Grove, Iowa. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Mapleton. Burial will be in Little Sioux Township Cemetery in Smithland, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. 

Elsie K. Rasmussen 
MAPLETON, Iowa - Elsie K. Rasmussen, 99, of Mapleton died Thursday at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton. 

Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Mapleton. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mapleton. Visitation will be Sunday at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.


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