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Miscellaneous Lyon County, Iowa Obituaries


Ernest Alsgaard
Ernest Alsgaard, 80, of Montrose, S.D., died Sunday, June 9, 2002, at Beverly Healthcare Center, Salem, S.D. Services were Wednesday at Montrose United Methodist Church with interment in Montrose Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, nine children including Mrs. Jim (Marlene) Gerber of Larchwood, 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren and one brother.

Harold Julius
Harold Julius, 77, died unexpectedly Monday, June 10, 2002, west of George. Services were Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, George, with interment in Riverview Cemetery, Rock Rapids. Mr. Julius was born May 14, 1925, at Ellsworth, Minn., the son of Simon and Jennie (Walter) Julius. He served his country during World War II, being discharged Nov. 22, 1946. On Oct. 4, 1958, he married Sarah "Sally" Geick in Luverne, Minn. They lived in George where he was a businessman. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tod of Rogers, Ark., and Harold L. of Kansas City, Kan., and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Lillian Kistler
Lillian Kistler, 94, of Sandpoint, Idaho, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002. Survivors include three children including Donald of Inwood, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.

Elmer Saeger
Elmer Saeger, 95, of Rock Rapids died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Rock Rapids Health Centre. Services were Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, Rock Rapids, with interment in Riverview Cemetery. Mr. Saeger was born Sept. 5, 1906, near Hull, the son of William and Hulda (Stoehr) Saeger. He grew up and attended school in the Hull area before the family moved to Lakewood south of Rock Rapids. He farmed with his brothers until serving in the army during World War II. After his discharge, he returned to farming in the Lakewood area. In 1991, he moved into Rock Rapids. On March 20, 2001, he became a resident of Rock Rapids Health Centre. Survivors include two brothers, Edwin and Kenneth, both of Rock Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Lillian Luinstra and Myrtle Saeger.

Minerva Bowron
Minerva (Aanenson) Bowron, 87, of Hills, Minn., died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Tuff Memorial Home, Hills. Memorial services were Oct. 5 in United Methodist Church, Luverne, Minn., with inurnment in Maplewood Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, one son, one daughter, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister, Mavis Porter of Rock Rapids.

Fred Zylstra
Fred Zylstra, 86 of Sioux Center died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Sioux Center Community Hospital Nursing Facility. Memorial services were Oct. 8 at Central Reformed Church, Sioux Center, with interment in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Zylstra was born Dec. 24, 1915, at Hull, the son of Herman and Sara (Fennema) Zylstra. He grew up at Doon where he graduated from Christian school. On April 14, 1941, he married Gertrude Addink at South Sioux City, Neb. They resided in Doon for a short time before moving to Sioux Center. He was a truck mechanic and maintenance person at Sioux Center Creamery several years. In August 2000, he became a resident of the Sioux Center Community Hospital Nursing Facility. At Central Reformed Church, he served as a deacon and taught Sunday School and was a foster grandparent at Hope Haven in Rock Valley. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Doug of Loveland, Colo., and Ronald of Inwood; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Kyle Fluit
Kyle Gene Fluit, 21, of Inwood died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Inwood. Services were Wednesday at Inwood Christian Reformed Church with interment in Richland Cemetery. Mr. Fluit was born May 10, 1981, in Rock Rapids, the son of Larry and Marti (Abels) Fluit. The family lived in Rock Rapids for a short time before moving to a farm north of Alvord where they farmed 12 years. They then moved to an acreage near Inwood. He attended West Lyon School through the eighth grade and had recently graduated from Western Christian High School in Hull. While in high school, he worked at Town & Country Restaurant in Inwood, as a farm hand and at Vande Weerd Combine at Rock Valley. This spring he had begun working for Vander Waal Concrete at Hull. Survivors include his parents of Inwood; five brothers, Neil of Lebanon and Joel, Lyle, Matt and Ethan, all of Inwood; paternal grandparents, Wilmer and Sylvia Fluit of Rock Rapids, and maternal grandmother, Trena Abels of George. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Abels.

Loren Harberts
Loren Harberts, 78, of Little Rock died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services were Thursday at Salem Reformed Church, Little Rock, with interment in Pleasant View Cemetery. Mr. Harberts was born March 1, 1924, near George, the son of Harm and Marie (Van Hauen) Harberts. He grew up and attended country school near George. He served in the army from July 1944-August 1946. He then drove truck for Koerselman Brothers of George until 1951. On March 22, 1950, he married Sylvia Blau in George. They farmed in the Stockholm, S.D., area from 1951-1953. They farmed near Little Rock from 1953 until retiring in 1994 when they moved into Little Rock. He also sold Dekalb Seed Corn several years. He was a 45-year member of Little Rock American Legion, president of Little Rock Community School Board 12 years and member of Town and Country Club in Little Rock. At Salem Reformed Church he served as deacon and elder, sang in the adult and men's choirs and sang in quartets at Zoar and Salem Reformed churches. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Darrell of Portales, N.M., Lennis of Sibley and Donell of Rock Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Joleen) DeJong of Ellsworth, Minn., and Mrs. Patrick (Carol) Morgan of Spencer; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Orval of George, and three sisters, Mrs. Marlyn (Ethel) Wibben of Ellsworth, Mrs. Ron (Mavis) Niebruegge of Spirit Lake and Mrs. Marvin (Sharon) Schultz of Courtland, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marlys Jurrens, and one granddaughter, Mary Lynn Harberts.

Lyman Hobson
Lyman Hobson, 65, of Merrill died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002, at a Sioux City hospital. Services were Thursday at Merrill United Methodist Church with interment in Hillside Cemetery. Mr. Hobson was the son of Lyman and Martha Hobson. He grew up in Doon and graduated from Doon High School in 1955. He married the former Glenda Zigtema, a native of Doon. Survivors include his wife, one son, three daughters and one brother, Roger of Phoenix, Ariz.

Donna Bonander
Donna Bonander, 77, of Larchwood died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Rock Rapids Health Centre. Memorial services were Thursday at Beaver Valley Lutheran Church, rural Brandon, S.D., with inurnment in Beaver Valley South Cemetery. Donna Hocke was born Jan. 18, 1925, at Larchwood, the daughter of Garlet and Hilda (Murley) Hocke. She grew up in Larchwood and graduated from Larchwood High School in 1943. She then worked at various jobs in the area including doing housekeeping and working at Shriver's in Sioux Falls, S.D. On Nov. 26, 1952, she married Axel Bonander at Ben Clair, S.D. They lived in Minnesota and Iowa before moving to a farm near Larchwood in 1955. She had been a resident of Rock Rapids Health Centre for about a month. She was active in 4-H and garden clubs. Survivors include her husband, Axel; one son, Bruce of Larchwood; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Chuck, and two sisters, Darlene Kuhnert and Emeralda Johns. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Anna Johnson
Anna Johnson, 95, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rock Rapids. Memorial services were Friday at United Methodist Church, Rock Rapids, with interment in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George. Anna Hansmann was born Nov. 6, 1906, near George, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Ulitche) Hansmann. She grew up and attended country school near George. On Dec. 2, 1924, she married Orie Johnson. They farmed west of George. She had been a resident of Lyon Manor the past four years. Survivors include three children, Orvin of Glenwood, Verlyn of Surprise, Ariz., and Merna of Evanton, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Leanna; two brothers, Henry and Alfred, and one sister, Elsie.

William Mulder
William Mulder, 85, of Ellsworth, Minn., died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at Park View Manor. Services were Saturday at Zion Presbyterian Church, Ellsworth, with interment in Grand Prairie Cemetery. Mr. Mulder was born Jan. 19, 1917, near Sibley, the son of William B. and Ida (Moet) Mulder. He grew up in Osceola County and near Little Rock before moving to near Ellsworth where he completed his education. On Oct. 21, 1941, he married Catherine Klooster at Ellsworth. They farmed near Ellsworth and Magnolia, Minn. He was also a cattle trader and shipper. They retired from farming in 1979 and moved into Ellsworth. His wife died Dec. 14, 1995. He became a resident of Park View Manor in 1997. Survivors include one son, Leroy of Ellsworth; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one sister, Anna May Hector of Ellsworth. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one son, Dallas.

Brent Marra
Brent Marra, 20, of Hull died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D., following a battle against leukemia. Services were Tuesday at First Reformed Church, Hull, with interment in Hope Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, one brother, one sister, three grandparents including Leona Geerdes of George, and two great-grandmothers including Louise Geerdes of George.

Gerrit Diekevers
Gerrit Diekevers, 81, of Hospers, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Pleasant Acres Care Center, Hull. Memorial services were Saturday at First Reformed Church, Hospers, with interment in Hospers Cemetery. Mr. Diekevers was born Jan. 9, 1922, at Boyden, the son of Neal and Jennie (Rensink) Diekevers. He grew up in the Boyden and Hospers areas. On Dec. 13, 1946, he married Julie Prins at Sanborn. She died April 26, 1987. On March 19, 1993, he married Alice Vande Berg Kuyper at Inwood. They lived in Hospers. In January 2001, he became a resident of Pleasant Acres. Survivors include his wife of Inwood, five children, six stepchildren, 18 grandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, six stepgreat-grandchildren and one brother.

Steven Kroeze
Steven Kroeze, 83, of Orange City died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at George Community Good Samaritan Center. Services were Thursday at Trinity Reformed Church, Orange City, with interment in West Lawn Cemetery.

Arthur Popkes
Arthur Popkes, 73, of George died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Tyler Health Care Center, Tyler, Minn. Services were Friday at Bethel Reformed Church, rural Ellsworth, Minn., with interment in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George. Mr. Popkes was born July 24, 1929, at Ellsworth, the son of Popke and Anna (Huisman) Popkes. He attended country school near and high school in George. On Aug. 3, 1950, he married Betty Jean Jansen. They farmed near Magnolia, Minn., six years. They then lived in Sioux Falls, S.D., two years and Worthington, Minn., one year. In 1960, they moved back to the George area and farmed until retiring in 1985. In 1976, they bought property on the lake at Lake Benton, Minn., developed Benton Shores Estates and sold residential lots. After they retired, they spent most of their time at Lake Benton. Survivors include his wife; one son, Gene of Mission, S.D.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Patricia Eeten of Pipestone, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Dale.

Laurence Siebrands
Laurence "Loren" Siebrands, 78, of George died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at George Good Samaritan Center. Services were Saturday at Hope Reformed Church, George, with interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Siebrands was born March 12, 1924, at George, the son of Dick and Trena (Goldhorn) Siebrands. He attended country school near George. He farmed northwest of George with his brother, Richard. He became a resident of George Good Samaritan Center in October 2001. Survivors include three sisters, Margaret Krull of Beaver Creek, Minn., Mrs. Jack (Leota) Gerken of George and Mrs. Afred (Lavonne) Klaassen of Ellsworth, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Elvina Siebrands, and two brothers, Ben and Richard.

Mary Tangeman
Mary Tangeman, 77, of Verndale, Minn., died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Fairview-University Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minn. Services were Saturday at St. Frederick's Catholic Church, Verndale, with interment in the church cemetery. Mary Cordie was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Big Stone City, S.D. She graduated from Big Stone City High School in 1944. She worked at Big Stone Headlight and Spirit Lake Beacon before becoming a Linotype operator at the Lyon County Reporter in August 1949. She married Don Tangeman in Rock Rapids. They moved to Albert Lea, Minn., in August 1956 and to Hackensack in June 1967 where they operated a commercial printing plant. On Sept. 1, 1970, they purchased The Verndale Sun. Her husband died March 9, 2000. Survivors include two sons, Charles and Richard; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant daughter and one sister.

Connie Tysver
Connie Tysver, 57, of Storm Lake died Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at her home following a 14-year battle with breast cancer. Services were Feb. 3 at St. Mary's Church, Storm Lake, with interment in the church cemetery. Connie Keegan was born Aug. 2, 1945, in Doon, the daughter of John and Frances (Mann) Keegan. She attended school in Doon and graduated from Central Lyon High School in Rock Rapids in 1963. She worked at Aalfs Manufacturing in Sheldon. On Feb. 8, 1964, she married Louis Tysver. In 1969 they moved to Storm Lake. She had worked at Sears, Fareway and Storm Lake School District. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Timothy of Douglasville, Ga., and Thomas of Overland Park, Kan.; one daughter, Tara Katschman of Des Moines; three grandsons; two brothers, Jack of Edina, Minn., and Bill of Scottsdale, Ariz., and two sisters, Mrs. Mel (Janet) Wilton of Enid, Okla., and Mrs. Dean (Mary) Rosenberg of Sioux Falls, S.D. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Patrick and Joe, and one sister, Mrs. Jim (Donna) Breuer.

Donald Van Schepen
Donald Van Schepen, 80, of Hull died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Veterans Administra-tion Medical Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. Services were Monday at First Christian Reformed Church, Hull, with interment in Hope Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, three children, 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister, Suzanna Vande Weerd of Rock Rapids.

Gertrude Winter
Gertrude Winter, 90, of Big Bear City, Calif., died Jan. 11, 2003. Services were Jan. 16 at Lakeview Chapel, Whittier, Calif. Gertrude Griesse was born Sept. 7, 1912, at Rock Rapids, the daughter of Christian and Frieda Griesse. On March 7, 1938, she married Kenneth Winter at Rock Rapids. They moved to Califor-nia in 1941. Her husband died in November 1999. Survivors include Carol Gresko of Big Bear City, Kenneth Winter of Massachu-setts, Barbara Van Doren of Paso Robles, Calif., nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Harold Langfeldt, 83
Austin, Texas
Sunday, March 30, 2003
Harold Langfeldt, 83, of Austin, Texas, died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at South Austin Hospital. Services were Friday at Christ Lutheran Church, Alvord, with interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Langfeldt was born Jan. 6, 1920, in Rock Rapids, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Langfeldt. He attended school in Alvord, then served in the armed forces during World War II from 1942-45. He and his wife, Marguerite lived in Rock Rapids. She preceded him in death. He later moved to Texas and married Irene Hicks. He was a 57-year member of American Legion. Survivors include his wife; two brothers, William of Rock Rapids and Freddie of Alvord; one sister, Mrs. Ron (Betty) Hasche of Rock Rapids; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Gary (Diana) Anderson of Florida and Minnesota, and Mrs. Jim (Donna) Rogers of Bastrop, Texas; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife and one sister, Dorothy Langfeldt.

Dale Jacobsen, 67
George, Iowa
March 31, 2003
Dale Jacobsen, 67, of George died Monday, March 31, 2003, at his home. Services were Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in George and Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Norden, S.D., with interment in Olivet Cemetery, Lake Norden. Mr. Jacobsen was born March 2, 1935, in Kingsbury County, S.D., the son of Melvin and Elma (Albertsen) Jacobsen. He graduated from Lake Norden High School in 1954. On June 8, 1957, he married Joan Jorgenson in Lake Norden. He graduated from South Dakota State University, Brookings, in 1958. He taught and coached at Wallace, S.D., from 1958-60, then served as an army military policeman from 1960-62 in Georgia and Maryland. He taught and coached at Lake Norden from 1962-65. He then worked at Lake Norden Bank from 1965-77. He was executive vice-president at George State Bank from 1977 until his retirement in 1998. He was active in the George Chamber of Commerce and in Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was auditor for Residents Encounter Christ Prison Ministry and served on the SDSU Athletic Department's advisory board. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Brian of Hayti, S.D., Dean of Spencer and Brett of Big Stone City, S.D.; one daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Debra) Wadsworth of Hayti; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one grandson.

Malcolm Schliemann, 86
Sioux Falls, S.D.
March 31, 2003
Malcolm Schliemann, 86, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Monday, March 31, 2003, at Good Samaritan Center. Services were Friday at Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls, with interment in Hills of Rest Memorial Park. Mr. Schliemann was born Oct. 12, 1916, near Hartford, S.D. On July 15, 1940, he married Myrline Young in Rock Rapids. They lived in the Rock Rapids before moving to Sioux Falls where he worked at John Morrell & Co. In 1945 he entered the army. After World War II, he returned to Sioux Falls and resumed his career at John Morrell, retiring in 1981 after 41 years of service. His wife died June 1, 2002. Survivors include two sons, Donald of Sioux Falls and Milford of Beavercreek, Ohio; one daughter, Malvia Pritchard of Montrose, S.D.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother and three sisters.

John Reemts, 96
Rock Rapids, Iowa
April 1, 2003
John "Jack" Reemts, 96, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rock Rapids. Services were Saturday at United Methodist Church, Rock Rapids, with interment in Ebenezer Presbyterian (Stateline) Cemetery, rural Ellsworth, Minn. Mr. Reemts was born July 22, 1906, near Rock Rapids, the son of Hilo and Epka (Wildeboer) Reemts. He grew up and attended country school near Rock Rapids. After his education, he began working on the farm with his family. On Sept. 18, 1928, he married Susie Meester near Ellsworth, Minn. They lived in Rock Rapids until moving to Canton, S.D., in 1930 where he drove truck. In 1932, they returned to Rock Rapids where he drove truck for Grif Lloyd and later McCormack Transportation. He worked for Pete Menage Produce, Pettengill Lumber Co., and Rock Rapids Utilities. He was head custodian at Central Lyon School 16 years, retiring in the early 1970s. In 1981, the couple moved to Enid, Okla., returning to Rock Rapids in 1996. In 1999, he moved to Premier Estates. His wife died Sept. 24, 1999. On March 11, 2003, he moved to Lyon Manor. Survivors include three sons, Vernon of Phoenix, Ariz., Virgil of Worthington, Minn., and Harold of Sayre, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Dick (Laura) Mattoon of Humboldt; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Mike of Rock Rapids, and one sister, Jennie Timmerman of Rock Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Vernon, Alvin and Eppo, and one sister, Grace Dahlman.

Emma Hanson, 105
Inwood, Iowa
April 1, 2003
Emma Hanson, 105, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Fellowship Village, Inwood. Services were Sunday at Bethel United Methodist Church, Inwood, with interment in Richland Cemetery. Emma Helder was born Dec. 23, 1897, in Fairview, S.D., the daughter of Albert and Eva (Korder) Helder. She attended country school in Sioux County through eighth grade and Iowa State College two years. On July 25, 1918, she married Arthur Hanson. They lived southwest of Inwood. While her husband served in the Iowa House of Representatives several years, she accompanied him, took craft classes and then taught those classes to local women. Her husband died in 1966. She moved into Inwood in 1980 and to Fellowship Village in 1998. She was a member of the legislative ladies organization; was active in Bethel United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, American Legion Auxiliary, Women's Club, Priscillas and Bridge Club and was a 4-H leader. Survivors include two sons, Eldon and Marlo, both of Inwood; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Carol) Anderson of Canton, S.D. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Harland; four brothers and three sisters.

Katheryn Zylstra, 92
Sibley, Iowa
April 1, 2003
Katheryn Zylstra, 92, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services were Friday at First Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, with interment in Pleasant View Cemetery. Katheryn Peters was born April 7, 1910, near Little Rock, the daughter of Harm and Magretha (Voss) Peters. She attended rural school and graduated from Little Rock High School in 1927. After her education, she and her brother farmed their mother's farm and she worked part-time in a general merchandise store. On Jan. 23, 1930, she married Sam Zylstra. They continued to work on the farm. In 1934, they moved to a farm west of Little Rock, where they lived for 15 years. Then they built new farm buildings northwest of Little Rock, finishing in 1948. Her husband died in July 1962. She lived on the farm until 1971 when she moved into Little Rock. At First Presbyterian Church she served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent 25 years, a summer camp counselor seven years, the first woman elder and clerk of sessions. She also helped organize Vacation Bible School, the cradle roll script and was a board member of Senior Sunrise Apartments. She was a member of Ladies Aid Society, Happy Hour Society, Esther Circle and the Women's Association. Survivors include one son, Leland of Alta, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Emerson "Whitey" (Gloria) Russman and Mrs. Edward (Glenda) DeBoer, both of Luverne, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.

Caroline Groeneweg, 87
Rock Valley, Iowa
April 1, 2003
Caroline Groeneweg, 87, of Rock Valley died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Hegg Memorial Hospital, Rock Valley. Services were Friday at First Reformed Church, Rock Valley, with interment in Valley View Cemetery. Survivors include her five children including Joel of Doon, 17 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and five sisters.

Keith Bjork, 45
Sioux Falls, S.D.
April 4, 2003
Keith Bjork, 45, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Friday, April 4, 2003, at Covington Heights Convalescent Center following a long illness. Services were Tuesday at Grandview Covenant Church, rural Larchwood, with interment in the church cemetery. Mr. Bjork was born Dec. 5, 1957, at Valley Springs, S.D., the son of Virgil and Burnice (Henrikson) Bjork. He grew up in the Larchwood area and attended school at West Lyon and in Rock Rapids. He received training in Des Moines to do microfilming. On June 25, 1983, he married Amy Jesperson. They lived in Sioux Falls where he worked in telemarketing, as a supervisor of carriers for the Argus Leader and as a production worker with Goodwill Industries. He became a resident of Covington Heights Convalescent Care Center after suffering a stroke in August 2002. Survivors include his wife; mother of Mesa, Ariz., and three sisters, Mrs. Len (Cheryl) Olson of Mesa, Mrs. Warren (Carol) Johnson of Carmel, Ind., and Mrs. Stan (Barbara) Adams of Brighton, Mich. He was preceded in death by his father and infant brother.


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