Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries
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Claudio Perez, 53, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Thursday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Petz was born Dec. 3, 1926, in rural West Point, Neb., the daughter of William G. and Emma (Mewies) Boldt. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She graduated from West Point Public School in 1944 and St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1947.
She married Lee Petz on April 4, 1948, in Bancroft, Neb. The couple moved to Sioux City in 1953. She was employed as a nurse at Lutheran Hospital for 10 years and then at Marian Health Center for 25 years in obstetrics. She retired in April 1987.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, NACOG, the American Nurse's Association, the St. Vincent's Alumni, the Wee Baby Welcome Service for 17 years and the Siouxland Senior Center.
Survivors include her husband; a son and his wife, Gary and Shelia of Homer, Neb.; a granddaughter, Kari Petz; a brother and his wife, Roy and Barbara Boldt of Suisun, Calif.; a sister and her husband, Judith and Robert Peace of San Mateo, Calif.; two stepbrothers, Robert Hugo of Wood River, Neb. and Donald and his wife Mary Hugo of Burlinggame, Calif.; an aunt; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and stepmother, Joan Boldt.
Pallbearers will be Gary, Lyle, Quintan Jr. and Jay Petz, George Naab
and Robert Raver.
Vickie L. White
Mrs. White was born April 22, 1951, in Sioux City, the daughter of Steve A. and Roseanna (Woten) Monell. She graduated from Central High School in 1969, and received her L.P.N. degree from Western Iowa Tech Community College.
She married Richard A. White on May 20, 1972, in Elk Point, S.D. She was employed as an L.P.N. at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center for a few years and in food service at North High School for several years.
She was a member of Open Bible Standard Church. She enjoyed home decorating.
Survivors include her husband; her mother of Sioux City; four sons, Donnie, Richard Jr., Corey and Anthony "Tony," all of Sioux City; two sisters and their husbands, Lorna and Larry Goetchius and Rosemary and Myron Sands, all of Sioux City; and two brothers, Steve and his wife Cindy Monell of Fort Collins, Colo. and Mike Monell of Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland.
Merle L. Cooley, 81, of South Sioux City died Sunday; Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.
Julia A. Buccola
Mrs. Buccola was born Dec. 11, 1920, in Dell Rapids, S.D., the daughter of Martin and Cecelia (Schiltz) Wanderscheid. She moved with her family to Le Mars as a child and attended St. Joseph's Catholic School.
Survivors include five sons, David and his wife Beth of Springdale, Ark., Jack and his wife Jenyce of Amarillo, Dean and his wife Joyce of Waynesville, Mo., Terry and his wife Jo Ann of Amarillo and Tom of Des Moines; two daughters and their husbands, Sandi and Wayne Weatherford of Washburn, Mo. and Nancy and Doug Osterbuhr of Sheldon, Iowa; 29 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five sisters, Margaret Boetger, Bernetta Ernst, Rita Bay and Elizabeth and her husband Elmer Ernst, all of Le Mars and Mary Hodge of Canoga Park, Calif.; five brothers and their wives, Paul and Ethel of Sioux City, Harold and Rita and Martin and Arlene, all of Le Mars, Dale and Le and Jerome and Peggy, all of Amarillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Duane and her parents.
Robert L. Cain
Mr. Cain was born May 24, 1943, in Hawarden, the son of Gilbert and Hazel "Jessie" (Jager) Cain. He was raised in Hawarden.
He married Virginia Jansen on Oct. 15, 1979, in Hawarden. He was employed with Harkness and later with Boyer Ready Mix until retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the Hawarden Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Survivors include his mother, Hazel "Jessie" Miniets of Hawarden; his wife; two daughters, Shalea and her husband Preston Flaming of DeSoto, Iowa and Penny Cain at home; and five grandchildren, Ki, Kathryn, Deise, Dominique and Devin Fleming.
He was preceded in death by his father; his stepfather, John Miniets;
and a sister, Carole Van Den Top.
Carol L. Christensen
Mrs. Christensen was born April 12, 1926, in Sioux City, the daughter of Omer and Argie (Metcalf) Morrison. She graduated from Climbing Hill High School.
She married Gayle Christensen on Aug. 14, 1948, in Sioux City. She was employed as a teller at the Climbing Hill Savings Bank for 20 years, retiring in 1982. The couple lived in Climbing Hill, but wintered in McAllen for the last 12 years.
She was a member of the Hornick, Iowa, American Legion Auxiliary Post 492 and the Meadows Country Club in Moville, Iowa. She enjoyed golfing, gardening and carving.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, Brad of Climbing Hill and Craig and his wife, Mary of Fullerton, Neb.; five grandchildren; and five sisters, June Christensen of Omaha, Neb., Marion Crowthers of Sioux City, Violet Ferdig of Omaha, Irene and her husband Joe Roberts of Redlands, Calif. and Lorretta and her husband Kenny Schieuer of Anthon, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Curt; and a brother, Edward Morrison.
Memorials in her name may be directed in care of the family.
Charles D. Crom Jr.
Gertrude De Jager
Rodney R. Smith
Lois J. Tracey
Mrs. Tracey was born June 15, 1936, in Merrill, Iowa, the daughter of Omer and Lura (Hattan) Ritchie. She moved with her family to Hornick, Iowa, as a child and graduated from Hornick High School in 1954.
She married Dale Tracey on Nov. 7, 1956, in Hornick. The couple lived in Le Mars for 41 years. She was employed with Lovely Drug for several years and in the dietary department at Floyd Valley Hospital until retiring in 1984.
She was a member of Presbyterian United Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Roger of Le Mars; a sister and her husband, Judy and Larry Ruchti of Le Mars; and three brothers and their wives, Joy and Joyce Ritchie of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Darrell and Betty Ritchie of Sioux City and Paul and Ellen Ritchie of Smithland, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents.