Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Louisa Chessari 
Louisa Chessari, 99, of Sioux City died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating, at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday at Valente Marini Perata and Company in San Francisco. Committal services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Italian Cemetery at Colma, Calif. 

Mrs. Chessari was born Dec. 24, 1898, in Culiacan Sinaloa, Mexico, the daughter of Benedicto and Daria (Cardenas) Garcia. She came to the United States in November 1928. 

She married Emmanuel Chessari on Dec. 16, 1939, in San Francisco, Calif. She became a naturalized citizen on Oct. 4, 1948. The couple lived in Placerville, Calif. for 38 years. He died June 5, 1964. She moved to Sioux City in 1986. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Jennie and Rex Krebs of Sioux City; and three grandchildren, Chad, Cory and Mary. 

She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. 

Memorials in her name may be directed to Hospice of Siouxland. 
 
 

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Leonard A. March 
Leonard A. March, 81, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at his residence following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Merrill G. Muller, pastor of Riverside United Methodist Church, officiating. Following the service, the body will be cremated and burial will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7 p.m. conducted by the North Riverside Lodge 662, at the funeral home. 

Mr. March was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Sioux City, the son of Lewis and Mabel (Peterson) Urbach. He attended Sioux City schools and received certificates from Iowa State University and Morningside College. 

He married Dorothy V. Skoglund on Aug. 14, 1937, in Sioux City. He was employed with Galinsky Brothers, Inc. from 1935 to 1960. He was then employed as an auto mechanics instructor with the Sioux City School District until retiring in 1981. 

He was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, the North Riverside Lodge 662, the Scottish Rite Bodies and the Abu Bekr Shrine. He was an active member of the Wrecking Crew and a social member of the Rat Patrol. He was on the Police and Fire Department Pension Board for 20 years. He was owner and builder of his own midget and stock cars in the 1950s, before becoming an official scorekeeper with the IMCA. 

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Leonard G. and Becky of Sioux City and Gary M. and Jan of Hinton, Iowa; three grandchildren, Scott, Troy and Jennifer March; three great-grandchildren; and two stepbrothers and their wives, Harold and Betty Fish of Sioux City and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Urbach of Hawaii. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Roy March. 
 
 

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Kenneth J. Michalak 
Kenneth John Michalak, 23, of Sioux City died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, in Iowa City, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with the Rev. Thomas Geelan officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, 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. 

Mr. Michalak was born May 25, 1974, in Denver, Colo., the son of Dr. Jack and Mary (Newman) Michalak. He moved with his family to Sioux City in 1980. He attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School and graduated from Heelan High School in 1992. He was in pre-med at St. John University at Collegeville, Minn. 

He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. While at St. John's, he worked actively for the poor and homeless. He was also active in Green Team, an enviromentalist group at St. John's. He enjoyed music, juggling and volleyball. 

Survivors include his parents of Sioux City; a brother, Jeffrey of Sioux City; paternal grandmother, Anna H. Michalak of Sioux City; and many aunts and uncles. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Charles Michalak; maternal grandparents, James and Paula Newman; and an uncle. 

A memorial has been established in his name to help local organizations that work with the underprivileged and the homeless. 
 
 

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Edna M. Jackson 
 Edna M. Jackson, 94, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Third Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. James E. Nelson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery at Mapleton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel. 

Mrs. Jackson was born Jan. 24, 1904, in Mapleton, the daughter of Otto and Letitia (Albert) Lewis. She graduated from Mapleton High School. 

She married Elmer E. Jackson on Dec. 19, 1922, in Mapleton. The couple lived and farmed in Monona County, Iowa, until 1945, when they moved to Sioux City. He died Sept. 13, 1951. She was employed with Wincharger until 1966, and with Sunrise Manor Dietary until 1977. 

She was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, the Presbyterian Women and played piano for the Sunday School for many years. 

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Phil and Barbara of Sioux City and William "Bill" O. and Darline of Russelville, Ark.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a stepsister, Lois Jensen of Mapleton. 

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Vernon and Gordon; and a great-granddaughter. 

Memorials may be directed to Third Presbyterian Church. 
 

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Cecile Sixta 
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa - Cecile Sixta, 87, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Ocheyedan, Iowa, died Wednesday at the Hill Top Care Center in Spirit Lake. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Horton Township, Ocheyedan. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Andringa Funeral Chapel in Ocheyedan. 
 
 

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Michael Wolfe 
DENISON, Iowa - Michael Wolfe, 59, of Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Denison, died Tuesday at the Integrated Health Services in Kansas City, Mo. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today, with a parish rosary at 7:30 p.m., at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. 
 
 

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John F. Segebart 
IDA GROVE, Iowa - John F. Segebart, 96, of Ida Grove died Thursday at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove. 
Services are pending at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. 
 
 

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Maude Setchell 
IDA GROVE, Iowa - Maude Setchell, 98, of Holstein, Iowa, formerly of Ida Grove, died Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Center in Holstein. 
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Ida Grove City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home of Ida Grove is in charge of the arrangements. 

Survivors include two sons, Richard and his wife Sarah of Franklin, Ind., and Rolland of West Des Moines; a daughter, Yvonne Stoneking of Holstein; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Bohannen of Holden, Mo. 
 
 

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Irven Myers 
SPENCER, Iowa - Irven Myers, 94, of Spencer died Wednesday at the St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer. 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Spencer. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. 
 
 

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Morgan De Young-Wiley 
CRAIG, Iowa - Morgan De Young-Wiley, 19-month-old daughter of Jennifer De Young and David Wiley of Craig, died Thursday at her residence following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. 
 
 

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Violet E. Boeck 
DENISON, Iowa - Violet E. Boeck, 75, of Denison died Wednesday at the Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Neb. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial will be in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at the Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison. 
 
 

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Joyce Morse 
SPENCER, Iowa - Joyce Morse, 56, of Spencer died Wednesday at her residence. 
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Sioux Rapids Baptist Church in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Spencer. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. 
 
 

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Stanley L. Jeffries 
ELK POINT, S.D. - Stanley L. Jeffries, 69, of Elk Point died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at his residence following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Elk Point, with the Rev. N. Richard Wickert officiating. Burial will be in Elk Point City Cemetery, with military rites. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. 

Mr. Jeffries was born Nov. 3, 1928, in Elk Point, the son of Jay and Geneva (Newman) Jeffries. He graduated from Elk Point High School. He was employed with Palmer Fruit Company for several years. 

He served in the U.S. Navy aboard a DE destroyer during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he was employed with Wells Fargo Armoured Guard. He lived in Vinton, Iowa for one and a half years, before moving to Akron, Iowa and then returning to Elk Point. 

Survivors include a brother and his wife, Jack and Ruth of Vinton; a sister, Lavina Shoop of Custer, S.D.; and eight nieces and nepews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Leonard. 
 
 

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Jesse W. Penn 
MACY, Neb. - Jesse Willis Penn, 70, of Macy died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at the Carl T. Curtis Care Center in Macy. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Alfred W. Gilpin Community Center in Macy, with Clifford Wolfe Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Omaha Indian Cemetery. Native American services will be from today until Sunday at the Native American Church in Macy. Pearson Funeral Home of Onawa, Iowa, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Penn was born April 22, 1927, in Winnebago, Neb., the son of Joe and Virginia (Kamp) Penn. He attended school in Kearney, Neb. up to the tenth grade. He then moved to Omaha, Neb., where he was employed at various jobs. 

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he returned to Omaha and worked as a delivery driver before moving to Macy in 1989. 

He was a member of the Omaha Warrior Society Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10723 and the Morman Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all in Macy. 

Survivors include two sisters, Chloeann and her husband Tom Bell of Denver, Colo., and Genevieve Robinson of Macy; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Douglas; and two sisters, Karengene and Vanessa. 

Pallbearers will be Jeff and Edward L. Wolfe, James Blackbird, Seth and Jaime Robinson and Darwin Walker. 
 
 

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Minnie D. Williams 
HOLSTEIN, Iowa - Minnie Dorothea Williams, 81, of Holstein died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein, with the Rev. Curtis Benson officiating. Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. 

Mrs. Williams was born Sept. 23, 1916, in Holstein, the daughter of Carl Henrich and Paula Emma (Bumann) Kay. She attended country school up to the eighth grade. 

She married Jess Williams on June 8, 1938, in Ida Grove. The couple raised truckeys for 25 years. She was employed at the L & J Restaurant for four years. In 1958, they moved to an acreage near Holstein. He died January 1994. She moved to Holstein in 1995. 

She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church and several card clubs. 

Survivors include two daughters, Janith and her husband Lloyd Glawe of Holstein and Judy Williams of Omaha, Neb.; a son, Duane of Omaha; six grandchildren, Mike Glawe, Carla Eidenshink, Larry, Jimmy and Trisa Williams and Misty Kadel; four great-grandchildren; three sisters and their husbands, Edna and Raymond Nelson of Storm Lake, Iowa, Irene and Paul Ford of Seattle, Wash., and Evelyn and Willard Carlson of Cherokee, Iowa; and three brothers and their wives, Walter and Lorraine Kay and Herbert and Joyce Kay, all of Holstein and Alvin and Donna Kay of Sioux City. 

She was preceded in death by two daughters, Edith and Diane. 
 
 

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Della M. Gebers 
HOLSTEIN, Iowa - Della M. Gebers, 70, of Holstein died Thursday at the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Holstein. Burial will be in Holstein City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.


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