Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Loiusa Chessari 
Loiusa Chessari, 99, of Sioux City died Monday at a Sioux City nursing home. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel. Entombment will be in Italian Cemetery at Colma, Calif. 
 
 

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Pearl M. Krail 
Pearl M. Krail, 94, of Hamilton, Mont., formerly of Sioux City, died Monday at Discovery Care Centre in Hamilton. 
Private services were held at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery at Sioux City at a later date. 
 
 

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Leonard A. March 
Leonard A. March, 81, of Sioux City died Wednesday at his residence following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Following the service, the body will be cremated and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, with the fmaily present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home. 
 
 

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Kenneth J. Michalak 
Kenneth J. Michalak, 23, of Sioux City died Monday in Iowa City, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and from 6:30 to 9 p.m., a rosary at 4 p.m. said by the Carmelite Guild Board and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., at the Larkin Northside Funeral Home. 
 

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Harold C. Harper 
SIBLEY, Iowa - Harold C. Harper, 84, of Sibley, formerly of Mondamin, Iowa, died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation with the family will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. 

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Sibley; five sons, Wayne Stevens of Tucson, Ariz., Bruce Harper and his wife, Cindy, and Larry Harper, all of Sibley, Michael Harper and his wife, Pam, of Sanborn, Iowa and Greg Harper and his wife, Patty, of League City, Texas; a daughter, Sharon Harper of Des Moines; a sister, Geneve Bowden of Saginaw, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
 
 

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John E. Handy 
SPENCER, Iowa - John Everett Handy, 90, of Spencer died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Spencer Municipal Hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Warner Chapel in Spencer, with the Rev. Dale L. Hodges officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Handy was born Jan. 17, 1908, in Madison County in Iowa, the son of Samuel Calvester and Alta Mae (Diggs) Handy. He moved with his family to Spencer as a child and received his education in Spencer. 

He married Alice Mae Galbrith on Feb. 7, 1927. He married Opal Andrews on March 14, 1952. 

He was employed with Tuttle Popcorn for 18 years and then with H&S Roofing for several years. He enjoyed dogs and horses. 

Survivors include five sons, Junior and his wife, Estelle, Darrell and his wife, Grace, and Clifford, all of Spencer, and Donald and his wife, Patricia, and Glen and his wife, Toni, all of Sioux City; a daughter, Martha Hallenbeck of Bellflower, Calif.; 30 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, James and Evelyn of Ruthven, Iowa; and a sister, Cora Lockey of Spencer. 

He was preceded in death by a son, Malcomb; a daughter, Margaret Small; two brothers, Frank and Charles; three sister, Alma Perkins, Elsie Stroup and Edith Kephart; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. 

Pallbearers will be Glen and Everette Handy, Steve Saxton, Sam Lockamy and Ron and Ryan Peters. 
 
 

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Mayme A. Wagner 
THURSTON, Neb. - Mayme A. Wagner, 82, of Norfolk, Neb., formerly of Thurston, died Tuesday at Heritage Bel-Air Nursing Home in Norfolk. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at John Huss Presbyterian Church in Thurston. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery at Pender, Neb. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Munderloh Funeral Home in Pender. 
 
 

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Leona L. Nelson 
BANCROFT, Neb. - Leona L. Nelson, 88, of Bancroft died Monday at Pender (Neb.) Care Centre. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bancroft. Burial will be in Bancroft City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Munderloh Funeral Home in Bancroft. 
 
 

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Helen Deyloff 
LAUREL, Neb. - Helen Deyloff, 80, of Laurel died Monday at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Neb. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Presbyterian Church in Laurel. Burial will be in Laurel City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Schumacher Funeral Home in Laurel. Visitation will resume from 9 to 1 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. 
 
 

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Wayne R. Caruth 
 HINTON, Iowa - Wayne R. Caruth, 68, of Hinton died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at his residence. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Steffen, pastor of St. John/St. Paul Parish in Merrill, Iowa, officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Graceland Cemetery in Webster City, Iowa, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 191. Visitation will be from noon to 8:30 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mr. Caruth was born Dec. 11, 1929, in Blairsburg, Iowa, the son of Leonard William and Evelyn Marie (Coons) Caruth. He was raised in Ellsworth, Iowa. 

Following school, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, stationed in various locations around the world. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 

He married Anna M. Baker on Oct. 11, 1953, in Nashua, Iowa. Following his discharge from the Air Force, the couple moved to Sioux City in 1972. They moved to Hinton in 1989. She died Sept. 1, 1996, in Sioux City. 

He was employed as manager of Miller's Mobile Home Village before working at the Morningside Estates Apartment Complex until retiring. 

He was of the Baptist faith. 

Survivors include two daughters, Terri Hansen of Westfield, Iowa, and Deb and her husband, David Hudson Sr., of Sioux City; five brothers, Wendell and Gerald, both of Webster City, LaVerne of Ellsworth, Lyle of Boone, Iowa, and Edwin of Kamlar, Iowa; two sisters, Donna Kezar of Bradenton, Fla., and Rosa Lea of Story City, Iowa; and two grandchildren, David Hudson Jr. and Anna Thorpe. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bob; and two sisters, Hazel, in infancy, and Jean. 
 
 

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Gerald W. Gilbert 
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Gerald W. Gilbert, 82, of Cherokee, formerly of Meriden, Iowa, died Wednesday at Hilltop Care Center in Cherokee following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m, at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars L.A. Wescott Post 2253. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. 
 
 

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Millie L. Coons 
PRIMGHAR, Iowa - Millie L. Coons, 77, of Primghar died Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital. 
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Church in Primghar. Burial will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home of Primghar is in charge of the arrangements. 
 
 

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Dolores Brenner 
MAPLETON, Iowa - Dolores Brenner, 79, of Mapleton died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury, Iowa, with the Rev. David Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Danbury Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today, with a rosary at 3:30 p.m. said by the Rosary Society and a vigil wake service at 7:30 p.m., at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. 

Mrs. Brenner was born Nov. 14, 1918, in Delhi, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Mary Ellen (O'Brien) Crowley. 

She was raised in Ryan, Iowa, where she graduated from high school. She attended a convent for one year and college in Wisconsin. 

She was employed with the telephone company in Manchester, Iowa. 

She married Norman Brenner on Oct. 19, 1957, in Ryan. The couple farmed in the Danbury and Mapleton area. He died Sept. 12, 1969. 

She was employed with Casey's General Store, Maple Valley School in Mapleton and Danbury Catholic School. 

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rosary Society and the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. 

Survivors include a son, Mike of Des Moines; a daughter and her husband, Margaret Mary Brenner and Brock Timbers of Rosemount, Minn.; a sister, Mary Ellen Leahy of Danbury; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother. 
 
 

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Irwin L. Wiechelman 
HARTINGTON, Neb. - Irwin Lawrence Wiechelman, 69, of Hartington died Tuesday at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington. Burial will be in Hartington City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, with a rosary at 2 p.m. and a vigil service at 7:30 p.m., at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. 
 
 

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Cecil F. Mayrose 
LE MARS, Iowa - Cecil F. Mayrose, 79, of Le Mars, formerly of Alton, Iowa, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1998, at Brewntwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa, with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Alton. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, with a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. 

Mr. Mayrose was born Jan. 7, 1919, in rural Le Mars, the son of Albert and Mathilda (Kunkel) Mayrose. He was raised and educated in Oyens, Iowa. 

In 1938, he moved with his family to a farm near Remsen and in 1947 they moved to a farm near Alton. In 1960 he moved to Orange City, Iowa, and was employed in Rock Valley, Iowa. He entered the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in September 1988. 

Survivors include two sisters and their husbands, Esther C. and Bernard Pottebaum of Remsen and Kathleen E. and Bill Kautsky of Ankeny, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Don Servold of Fort Dodge, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marcella Marie Mayrose, in infancy, and Lorraine Servold; and a brother, Lawrence. 

Pallbearers will be Ron Bowden, Jared Ehrp, Jeff Konz, Jeff Pottebaum and Craig and Travis Tentinger. 


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