Miscellaneous Woodbury County, Iowa Obituaries

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Don D. Speulda 
Don D. Speulda, 80 of South Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital after suffering a heart attack. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Tomlinson officiating. Burial will be in Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. 

Mr. Speulda was born Oct. 24, 1917, the son of Henry L. and Bessie (Wilhelm) Speulda, in Sioux City. He graduated from Central High School. He married Virginia V. Osbahr on June 1, 1940, at First Methodist Church in Omaha, Neb. He was employed as an engineer for the Milwaukee Railroad for 36 years at the time of his retirement. 

He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Omadi Masonic Lodge #5 in South Sioux City. 

Survivors include his wife; a son, Donald L. and his wife, Kathryn, of Grand Forks, N.D.; two brothers and their wives, Raymond and Marge of Dallas, Ore., and Harold and Wilma of Walnut Creek, Calif.; a sister, Dorothy Bohling of Sioux City; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by six brothers. 

Pallbearers will be Tom, Dick, and Jim Osbahr, Jr.; Dennis and Douglas Bohling; and Jerry Schroeder. 
 

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Olive D. Lacey 
Olive D. Lacey, 100, of Sioux City died Friday at a Sioux City nursing home. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

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Virginia M. Coffield 
Virginia M. Coffield, 81, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at her residence following a lengthy illness. 
Services will be Thursday at Twiford Funeral Chapel in Chesapeake, Va. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Berkemier Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. 

Mrs. Coffield was born Nov. 20, 1916, the daughter of George and Louise (Mc Abee Hayden, in Boyne City, Mich. She was raised in Portsmouth, Va. She married Wallace M. Coffield in Portsmouth. They moved to Jacksonville, Fla. He died May 20, 1985. 

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Marcia and Dr. Gary Tapper, of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Tanya, Tony, and Ben Tapper of Sioux City; and several brothers and sisters. 
 

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Helen James 
WAYNE, Neb. - Helen James, 90, of Wayne died Thursday at the Wayne Care Center in Wayne. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Wayne. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. at Schumacher Funeral Home in Wayne with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church. 

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Della Mae Gebers 
HOLSTEIN, Iowa - Della Mae Gebers, 70, of Holstein died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at United Methodist Church in Holstein with the Rev. Judith A. Piper officiating. Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein. 

Mrs. Gebers was born Aug. 26, 1927, the daughter of Andrew S. and Laura Irene Amanda (Kuhl) Myrtue, in Harlan, Iowa. She moved from Harlan at a young age to the family farm near Washta, Iowa and attended Douglas Township #6 School in Ida County and Washta Public School. She married Don Gebers on June 14, 1946, in Aurelia, Iowa. She was a jail matron and dispatcher for 28 years with the Ida County Sheriff's Department. She was an avid collector of angels and Holstein cows. She also enjoyed raising house plants. 

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Holstein. She was also a past member of the Iowa Sheriff's Deputies Auxilary and a cub scout leader. 

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Diane and her husband, Duane Heeney, of Yankton, S.D., and Debbie and her husband, Mike Wood, of Ida Grove; a son, Dr. Don Gebers and his wife, Sherry, of Cherokee, Iowa; five grandchildren, Dawn Davis and Dena Heeney, of Yankton, S.D., Jason Wood and Jarod Wood of Ida Grove, and Donnie Rae Gebers III of Cherokee; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Lill of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Joyce and her husband, Ardell Stamp, of Holstein; two brothers, Merle Myrtue and his wife, Georgie of Holstein, and Soren Myrtue and his wife, Shirley, of Schaller, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 
 
 

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Tony Huizenga 
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Tony Huizenga, 88, of Orange City, died Friday, Feb. 13, 1998, at Orange City Municipal Hospital. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Redeemer United Reformed Church in Orange City with the Rev. Ralph Pontier officiating. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. 

Mr. Huizenga was born July 29, 1909, the son of Otto and Anna (Jager) Huizenga, in Alvord, Iowa. He was raised in Alvord. He married Rena Jasper on Jan. 23, 1931, in rural Orange City. They lived in Orange City all their married life. For many years, he was the custodian of First Christian Reformed Church, retiring in 1974. In May 1996, the couple became residents of Pioneer Memorial Home. 

He was a member of Redeemer United Reformed Church. 

Survivors include his wife; three sons and their wives, Otto and Madelyne, Ervin and Eva, and Willard and Linda, all of Orange City; 14 grndchildren, LuAnn Wagenaar, Laura Plagerman, and Ruth Schelling, all of Lynden, Wash., Tamera Korstad of Sioux Falls, S.D., Sheila Davelaar of Sioux Center, Iowa, Maria Byker of Hospers, Iowa, Joel Huizenga, Beverly Van De Griend, Darren Huizenga, Orlan Huizenga, Ryan Huizenga, Ross Huizenga, Seth Huizenga, and Amanda Huizenga, all of Orange City; and 29 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by two sons, Julius and a stillborn infant; two brothers, Steve and Jacob; and a sister, Lyda Faber. 
 
 

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William E. Beckmann, Jr. 
LE MARS, Iowa - William E. Beckmann, Jr., 79, of Le Mars died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital. 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Richard Ball officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mr. Beckmann was born Jan. 18, 1919, the son of William and Mary Beckmann. He grew up in the Remsen, Iowa area. He was a farmer. He married Marcella Meyers in 1962. The couple moved to Florida in 1967, returning to Le Mars in 1994 for a short time before returning to Florida. In 1996, they moved back to Le Mars. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War. 

Survivors include his wife; three stepsons and their wives, Doug and Diane Borchers of Rock Valley, Iowa, Clayton and Patty Borchers of Phoenix, Ariz., and Gregory Borchers of Sioux City; and two sisters, Lewine of Remsen, and Mary Joaning of Granville, Iowa. 

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Rhoda Knaack 
KINGSLEY, Iowa - Rhoda Knaack, 68, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital after a lengthy illness. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rock Branch United Methodist Church in Rock Branch, Iowa, with Rev. Kent Kastler officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m., at McCulloch Funeral Home in Moville, Iowa. 

Mrs. Knaack was born Sept. 23, 1929, the daughter of Leo and Margaret (Kennedy) Donahue, in rural Moville. She graduated from Moville High School in 1947 and continued her education at Morningside College, receiving a teaching certificate. She married Alfred F. Knaack on Dec. 27, 1951, in Moville. She taught in Woodbury Country Schools until her marriage, after which, the couple farmed in rural Kingsley. She was a member of Rock Branch United Methodist Church where she had also been a Sunday school teacher and a member of United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxilliary. 

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Patricia Knaack of Kingsley; six sons, William and his wife, Rebecca, of San Antonio, John and his wife, Margaret, of Minneapolis, Jeffrey of Sioux City, Charles and his wife, Susan, of Cushing, Iowa, Robert and his wife, Beth of North Liberty, Iowa, and Phillip of Chicago; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret and her husband, Dave Jones of Sioux City; nieces; nephews; and several other relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

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Rose Berner 
DENISON, Iowa - Rose Berner, 89, of Denison died Thursday at her home. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial will be in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. 

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Norman E. Luschen 
EMERSON, Neb. - Norman E. Luschen, 66, of Emerson died Friday at Pender Community Hospital in Pender, Neb. 
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Emerson. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Pender. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Munderloh Funeral Home in Emerson. 

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John Segebart 
IDA GROVE, Iowa - John Fredrick Segebart, 96, of Ida Grove died Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove. 
Services will be at 10:30 am. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove with Rev. John Schauer officiating. Burial will follow in Ida Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove and one hour prior to services Monday at the church. 

Mr. Segebart was born Dec. 6, 1901, the son of John and Christine (Hinrichsen) Segebart, in Crawford County, Iowa. He married Margaret Krayenhagen on Dec. 20, 1922, in Crawford County. The couple farmed in the Ida county area for many years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. He enjoyed working and animals. 

Survivors include his children, Alvin and his wife, Darlene, of Battle Creek, Iowa, Helen Eriksen and her husband, Lyle of Holstein, Iowa, Ruth Johnson of Odebolt, Iowa, Lucille Dierenfield and her husband, Ralph, of Schleswig, Iowa, and Robert and his wife, Darlene, of Parker, Colo; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; three half-brothers, Carl Mumm and his wife, Grace, of Portland, Ore, Jake Mumm and his wife, Thelma, of San Francisco, and Henry Mumm and his wife, Jean, of Portland, Ore. 

He was preceded in death by his wife; two granddaughters, Sandra Hollemweguer and Julie Segebart; two brothers, Louis and Charles; a sister, Elizabeth Comstock; three half-sisters; and two half-brothers.


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