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|Alice C. Boswell
Alice C. Boswell, 73, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 1998, following a lengthy illness.
Private services will be held at a later date. Henke-Clarson-Holzhunter Funeral Home of Janesville, Wis. is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Boswell was born May 7, 1924, in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of David and Alice (Seiler) Campbell. She graduated from Iowa State University.
She married Robert L. Boswell in 1946.
She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, First Presbyterian Church in Sioux City, the Junior Service League in Sioux City and was active in the Nature Conservancy in Naples.
Survivors include four sons, Craig and his wife Mary of Janesville, Wis., Robert and his wife Marjorie of Tehachapi, Calif., Kirk and James, both of New Orleans, La.; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a son, Richard.
Memorials may be directed to the Iowa State University of Veterinary
Medicine in Ames, Iowa.
Mrs. Collins was born Feb. 21, 1927, in rural Dakota City, the daughter of William D. and Florence L. (Hansen) Sanford.
She married Robert G. Collins in 1946. She was a life long Dakota City resident.
Survivors include her husband; a son and his wife, Ron and Rita of Hubbard,
Neb.; two daughters, Carol Collins of Beatrice, Neb. and Shirlee and her
husband Jim Gunn of Laurel, Neb.; a brother, George Sanford of Phoenix,
Ariz.; two sisters, Zella O'Shaughnessy of South Sioux City and Theresa
Johnson of Sloan, Iowa; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Mrs. McGuill was born July 27, 1898, in Fall River, Mass., the daughter of James and Bridget (Connelly) O'Hare. She was raised in Fall River.
She married Joseph J. McGuill Sr. on June 26, 1917, in Fall River. He died Sept. 1, 1982, in Sioux City. The couple moved to Sioux City from Boston, Mass., in 1923. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Cathedral of the Epiphany, now a member of Church of the Nativity. She was a member of the Catholic Women's League and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, William H. and Bobbie of Albuquerque, N.M. and Joseph J. Jr. and Jean of Sioux City; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Stienstra was born June 22, 1924, in Sioux City, the son of Peter and Florence (Mosher) Stienstra. He graduated form Central High School in 1942. He received a B.S. and B.S.A. degree from the University of Iowa in 1945 and a J.D. in 1950.
He married Mary Sarah "Sally" Whiting on Nov. 2, 1946, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was an attorney with Nelson-Stienstra Law Firm for 12 years, the Margolin-Goldblatt-Stienstra Law Firm for 20 years and mostly recently practiced solely. He was also an assistant city attorney for three years.
He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he flew 63 combat missions as a navigator in China. He was also a prisoner of war for 10 months in Lornai, China.
He was a member of First Christian Church, where he was a choir member and served on the church board and the building committee, the American Legion Monahan Post 64, the 14th Air Force Association, the Landmark Lodge 103 A.F. & A.M., where he was a 33rd degree Mason, the Sioux City Consistory and the Heather Highlanders. He was a former member of the Abu Bekr Shrine, where he was in the Chanters, the Iowa Highlander of Iowa City and the Sioux City Noon Lions Club. He was also an Eagle Scout.
He was a board member of the Sioux City Art Center and was active in the Sioux City Community Theater and served on and was a former president of the board of directors. He enjoyed photography, gardening and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Lornai L. "Lori" and Mike McCline of Sioux City and Jane M. and Joel Hathaway of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a son, Peter M. of Richardson, Texas; five grandchildren, Gabriel Potash, Christian and Alicia McCline, Kayla and Justin Hathaway; and two brothers, Robert G. Stienstra of Palo Alto, Calif. and Glenwood H. Wilson of Richardson, Texas.
He was preceded in death by a son, Roger W.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Mr. Drefke was born July 18, 1909, in Liberty Township, rural Cherokee County, Iowa, the son of Herman and Margaretha "Maggie" (Specht) Drefke. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith. He attended school in Cherokee County and graduated from Marcus High School in 1929.
He married Madge Barnes on Aug. 1, 1934, in Marcus. He was employed with Farmers Co-op Elevator Company and the Community Co-op Oil Company. In 1938, he began farming in Amherst Township. He semi-retired in 1963, and moved to Marcus. He continued to help on the farm, retiring in 1990.
He was a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church, where he held many offices and served on the building committee. He was an A.S.C.S. committeeman for Amherst County, Cherokee County, had served on the board at the Farmers Co-op Elevator Company and the board of review in Cherokee County.
Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Max and Nancy and Dr. Ray and Ann, all of Marcus; a twin brother, Delbert "Shorty" Drefke of Marcus; six grandchildren, Donna, LuAnn, Kenneth, Brent, Kyle and Scott Drefke; and three sisters-in-law, Rena Drefke of Marcus, Harriet Barnes of Chandler, Ariz. and Vera Roberson of Le Mars, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Forest.
Mr. Duitman was born Dec. 15, 1899, in Alto Township, Wis., the son of Luther and Dora (Kempers) Duitman.
He was a resident of Alto Township until 1968, when he moved to Bradenton, Fla. He lived there until 1986, when he moved to Sioux Center. He was employed as a salesman with McNess Products for 22 years. He also worked for the Alto Creamery and with his father as a painter and paper hanger.
He was a member of First Christian Reformed Church and a former member of Alto Reformed Church and Alto Christian Reformed Church.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Henry and Lisa of Sioux Center; two granddaughters, Elayna and Jennifer Duitman; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mildred Duitman; four brothers,
Harry, in infancy, Edwin, Harry II and Elmer; and two sisters, Dorothy
and Laura Wessels.
Mr. Van Maanen was born Nov. 21, 1902, in Ede, the Netherlands, the son of Jande and Leutje (Vander Berg) Van Maanen. He moved with his family to the United States and northwest Iowa in February 1910.
He married Lucille Hylarides on Nov. 21, 1960, in Rock Valley. The couple made their home in Rock Valley, where he was employed as an assistant manager of the Farmers Elevator for 35 years.
He was a member of the Pioneer United Methodist Church, where he taught adult Sunday School, the Rock Valley Senior Men's Club and the Kwanis Club. He was a fireman in Rock Valley for 34 years.
Survivors include his wife; three sons and their wives, John and Lois Van Maanen of Sheldon, Iowa, Bill and Joann Van Maanen of Rock Valley and Larry and Nancy Hylarides of Le Sueur, Minn.; a sister, Tena Van Marel of Orange City, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bert and Walt Van Maanen;
and two sisters, Nellie Driesen and Gert Rus.
Mrs. Zenor was born June 30, 1906, near Lawton, the daughter of Frank and Martha (Stebner) Hefner.
She married Chester E. Zenor on Dec. 9, 1933, in Dakota City. He died July 19, 1983.
She was a member of Community Presbyterian Church, the Ladies Aid Society and the Variety Club.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Don and Ramonde of Lawton; a daughter, Juella Zenor of Tacoma, Wash.; three grandchildren, Barbra Bowman, Martin and Michael Zenor; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Frances Hefner of Sioux City.
Memorials in her name may be directed to Community Presbyterain Church.