Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Sara Z. Herzoff 
 Sara Z. Herzoff, 82, of Sioux City died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Indian Hills Care Center of kidney failure. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Congregation Beth Shalom in Sioux City with Mr. James Sherman, spritual leader, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Sinai Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Meyer Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Sara was born Dec. 15, 1915, the daughter of Michael and Ada (Lehman) Rocklin, in Sioux City. She attended public schools in Sioux City and graduated from Central High School. She was a lifelong Sioux City resident. She was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom. 

She is survived by two grandchildren, Debbie Leibovitch, and Jeff Cohen; a great-granddaughter; a sister and her husband, Hannah and Dave Hurwitz of California; a sister-in-law, Rena Rocklin of Sioux City; a brother-in-law, Sam Shapiro of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty L. Cohen, a son, Ronald Herzoff; two brothers, Bernard and Isadore Rocklin; and a sister, Marion Shapiro. 

Memorials may be directed to the American Dialysis Association. 
 
 
Agnes Dow 
Agnes "Pat" Dow, 92, of Sioux City died Friday at Casa de Paz in Sioux City. 
Funeral Mass services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Monday with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a Scripture service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. 
 
 
Mary Ellen Dather, 69, of Sioux City died Friday; Christy, Smith & Hockenberry Funeral Home. 
 
 

 
 
 
Donald R. Himes 
OCALA, Fla. - Donald R. Himes, 71, of Ocala, formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998 at Hospice House of Marion County, Ocala, after a long illness of cancer. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 1998 in Greenwood Cemetery at Sidney, Neb. 

Mr. Himes was born Sept. 3, 1926, the son of Truman and Opal (Watson) Himes, in Norfolk Nebraska. He moved to Sioux City as a small child. After attending Central High School he entered the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II. He returned to Sioux City and worked at Olsen News and the Sioux City Air Base. He later moved to Sidney, Neb. and then North Platte, Neb. where he worked as an accountant for Miller Needhardt until his illness. 

He was a member of American Legion Post 163 in North Platte and Knights of Columbus in Sidney. 

Survivors include Pat Brainerd Himes of Sidney; a daughter and her husband, Pam and Jeffery Morrow of Ocala Florida; a granddaughter; a great grandson; two brothers and their wives, Edward and Pat of Quincy Calif., and Frank and Joy of Downey, Calif.; and a sister and her husband, Delores and Marvin Davis of Sioux City. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William. 
 
 
Frances Barnable 
LE MARS, Iowa - Frances Barnable, 81 of Le Mars died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998 at Plymouth Manor Care Center. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with Rev. Richard Ries and Monsignor Michael Sernett officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Monday with an Altar Society rosary at 4 p.m., a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., and a Catholic Daughters rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. 

Miss Barnable was born June 27, 1916, the daughter of William and Edith (Dennler) Barnable in Plymouth County, Iowa. She attended Union Consolidated High School in Union Township and National Business College in Sioux City. She worked for many years as an insurance underwriter with Le Mars Mutual Insurance Company. 

She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America for over 50 years, and Peer Program. She was very active in her church and volunteer work. 

Survivors include a brother and his wife, Harold and Sue of Le Mars; a niece; a nephew; two great-nephews; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Barnable of Bloomington, Calif. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Emmett and Wayne; and a sister-in-law, Kathleen. 
 
 
Mildred Hargens 
BATTLE CREEK, Iowa - Mildred Dorthea Emma Hargens, 85 of Battle Creek, formerly of Ida Grove, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek. 
Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Burial will be in Morgan Township Cemetery in Schleswig, Iowa. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. 

Mrs. Hargens was born Aug. 1, 1912, the daughter of Willie and Leonora (Stender) Miller, in Schleswig. She attended country school in Morgan Township and was baptized and confirmed in the Friedens Church in Schleswig. She married Edwin J.H. Hargens on Sept. 12, 1937, in Battle Creek. The couple farmed in Ida County until retiring in 1982, when they moved to Battle Creek. 

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, where she was a member of the Ladies Aide and church choir. She taught Sunday School for 23 years. 

Survivors include a sister, Meleta Schultz of Schleswig; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband. 
 
 
Cameron B. Arnold 
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - Cameron B. Arnold, 58, of Spirit Lake died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. 
Services were Saturday. 

Mr. Arnold was born June 26, 1939, the son of Vinton and Bertha Arnold, in Spirit Lake. He attended school in Spirit Lake and graduated from Spirit Lake High School. He attended Buena Vista College, the University of Iowa, where he received his B.A. degree, and the University of Iowa School of Law where he received his J.D. degree. 

He married Karen Lynne Fanth on May 11, 1963 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was a lifelong resident of Spirit Lake, practicing law there since 1965. 

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 4th degree. He is a past president of the Iowa Judges Association and served on two state commissions: the Committee on Parental Notification, and the Zoning and Management Committee. He also enjoyed organs, show and field retrievers, and woodworking. 

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Beth of Lebanon, Tenn.; and two sons, Christian of Minneapolis, Minn., and Chuck of Nashville, Tenn. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 
 
 
Helen Y. Nelsen 
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Helen Young Nelsen, 92, of Storm Lake died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998 at the Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake following a brief illness. 
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, 1998, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake with Rev. David Grindberg and Rev. Kenneth Storck officiating. Private graveside services will be held Wednesday in Newell Cemetery, Newell, Iowa. There will be no visitation. Fratzke Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mrs. Nelsen was born Mar. 15, 1905, the daughter of Woodrow W. and Margaret (High) Young, in West Point Neb. She graduated from West Point High School in 1922 and attended college for a short time. She then taught country school for a year and worked as a reporter for the West Point newspaper. She traveled west and became the executive secretary to the president of Seattle Federal Savings and Loan of Seattle, Wash. She also served as secretary of the Seattle Credit Men's Association. She married Milton Nelsen on Oct. 22, 1960, in West Point. Following his retirement, the couple spent summers near South Haven, Minn. and traveled extensively. 

Helen was an avid bridge player and in 1980 was awarded her Life Master Certificate from the American Contract Bridge League. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, the Quilt Society, and several bridge clubs. She enjoyed participating in Witter Art Gallery activities. 

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, Jo Ann and her husband, Dwight Fisher of Chula Vista, Calif., Paul Graham and his wife, Barbara of Sioux City, Bruce Nelson and his wife, Judy of Storm Lake, Glen Nelson and his wife, Lois of Independence, Iowa, and Jerry Nelson and his wife, Mavis of Houston, Ala.; nine great-nieces; six great-nephews; and a sister-in-law, Nora Nelson of Storm Lake. 

She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Florence Graham. 

Memorials may be directed to St. Mark Lutheran Church in Storm Lake or to the charity of the donor's choice. 
 
 
Reke A. Huls 
HAWARDEN, Iowa - Reke "Eva" A. Huls, 98, of Hawarden, formerly of Akron, Iowa, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at the Hass Hillcrest Care Center in Hawarden. 
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 1998, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron with Rev. William Flemr oficiating. Burial will be in Brule Creek Lutheran Church Cemetery at Spink, S.D. Visitation will be 10 a.m to 8 p.m. today at the Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. 

Mrs. Huls was born on Jan. 6, 1900, the daughter of William and Augusta (Bullmann) Hemmelrick, in Alcester. She attended school in Alcester. She married Esterd "Ed" Huls. He died in 1971. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, gardening and flowers. 

Survivors include three sons, Conrad of Hawarden, Floyd and his wife, Marcella of Le Mars, Iowa, Al and his wife, Elizabeth of Akron; a daughter, Lorraine Onnen of Grand Island, Neb.; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Bjork of Temple City, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; three children, DeWayne, Delores, Raymond; a great-grandson; nine sisters; and three brothers. 
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Huls, Dale Huls, Dave Huls, Jim Huls, Tom Huls, and Loren Oetken. 
 
 
Merle Lykken 
ALCESTER, S.D. - Merle Lykken, 50 of Alcester died Saturday at home. 
Services wil be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roseni Lutheran Church in rural Beresford, S.D. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m. at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford. 
 
 
Marie T. Schmidt 
ANTHON, Iowa - Marie T. Schmidt, 85, of Anthon died Saturday at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Anthon. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Monday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon. 
 
 
Sharlee Randolf 
HARTLEY, Iowa - Sharlee Randolf, 71, of Hartley died Saturday at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Hartley. Burial be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. 
 
 
Helen Smith 
BRONSON, Iowa - Helen Jean Smith, 73, of Bronson died Saturday at her home. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Creek Presbyterian Church in Bronson. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Christy, Smith, & Hockenberry Funeral Home in Sioux City. 
 
 
Lucille Bowder 
LINCOLN, Neb. - Lucille Bowder, 82, of Lincoln, formerly of Emerson, Neb., died Thursday at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today at Roper and Son's Mortuary in Lincoln, Neb. Funeral Mass services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church in Emerson. Burial will be in Emerson Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at Munderloh Funeral Home in Emerson with a rosary at 7 p.m. at the church. 


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