Neva Radford, age 94, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of College Springs, Iowa, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Risen Son Christian Village, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2006 at the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa with Rev. James Crapson officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 10:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the College Springs Presbyterian Church. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.walker-merrick-wolfe-barr.com.
Neva Jean Radford was born June 1, 1911, at College Springs, Iowa, to Lisle M. Stevenson and Anna Mary (Collins) Stevenson the youngest of seven children. She grew to adulthood in College Springs where she attended Amity High School. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, College Springs, Iowa. In 1931, she married Ralph R. Coulter. Three children were born to this union; Ralph Richard, Jr., Barbara Jean and Robert Clark. Neva married Merl J. (Jake) Radford in 1939.
During her lifetime, Neva was a grocery store owner, a postal worker and then Postmaster at College Springs, a farm wife, and a care giver. The latter including working in County Homes, Nursing Homes and State Institutions in Iowa, Nebraska, and Colorado, and as owner/operator of a Care Home in Colorado.
After retiring, Neva lived with her daughter and family for eighteen years and eight years ago moved to the Risen Son Christian Home.
Neva was preceded in death by her father (1955); mother (1973); husband, Jake (1973); son, Ralph Richard Jr. (Dick); grandson, Dennis Neal (1960); brothers, William N. "Newt" (1995) and Erskine C. (1978); sisters, Frances Kerbaugh, Esther Thiel, Laura Still (1983) and Venetta Wise (2001).
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara J. Anderson and husband Dean of Council Bluffs, Iowa; son, Robert Clark Radford and wife Sharon of Omaha, Nebraska; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and three great, great grandchildren.
LEROY "TOOTS" THOMPSON
Leroy "Toots" Thompson, age 84, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away Thursday, April 13, 2006 at his residence. Leroy "Toots" Thompson was born July 29, 1921 in Adams County, Iowa. He was raised in Carbon, Iowa and was united in marriage to Jessie Dalgetty on May 25, 1940 in Clarinda, Iowa. Toots and Jessie have lived in Red Oak for the past 45 years. Toots was a bonded cattle scalper for many years working with L.V. Bradley. He was honored with being the first recipient of a conservation award for a project of a water shed he constructed many years ago. He loved his family and enjoyed visiting with people wherever he went, especially the days when there was the JD's Coffee Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter: Jane Marie Thompson. Toots is survived by his wife: Jessie Thompson of Red Oak, Iowa; daughter: Judy Benedict and husband Joe of Villisca, Iowa; grandchildren: Todd Benedict of Guthrie Center, Iowa; and Jody Druivenga and husband Sean of Stanton, Iowa; 3 great grandchildren: Dilan, Dakkota, and Devin Druivenga all of Stanton, Iowa; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM Monday, April 17, 2006 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with Rev. Craig Larsen officiating. Burial will be in the Quincy Cemetery near Carbon, Iowa. There will be open visitation at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Stanton Elementary Accelerated Readers Program.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
DOROTHY ELAINE REYNOLDS
Dorothy Elaine Reynolds 95, of Villisca, Iowa died April 12, 2006, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa. Dorothy was born January 20, 1911, in Page County, Iowa, the daughter of Ellsworth and Avis (Hamm) Squier. She was the oldest of three children. She attended school in Villisca for eight years, High School in Carthage and graduated from Newton, Iowa. After graduation she attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids and Lenox College in Hopkinton, Iowa, studying for her teaching degree.
Dorothy was married to Edward E. Reynolds on September 14, 1936, in Atlantic, Iowa. Edward preceded her in death on November 22, 1990. She had worked for the Villisca Telephone Company as a telephone operator, Meadowgold (Beatrice Foods) and at Sierp Oil Company as a bookkeeper from 1948 to 1964. Dorothy was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Villisca and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star and served as a warder. She had been a resident of the Villisca Good Samaritan Center for over four years.
Dorothy loved animals and always had Chihuahua dogs to love over the years. She was a ham and enjoyed acting in theater productions in the community.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward, two brothers; Don and Herb Squier.
Dorothy is survived by her siste- in-law Bette Squier of Montgomery, Illinois and two nephews Dale Squier and wife Cynthia of Oswego, Illinois and Steve Squier and wife Renee of Rockford, Illinois plus four grand nephews and nieces.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 22 at the Villisca Cemetery with visitation held from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca, with Rev. Sandra Wainwright officiating. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church in Villisca. Wolfe Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.
SGT DANIEL L. SESKER
Sgt. Daniel L. Sesker, 22 of Ogden, Iowa died Thursday, April 6, 2006, near Baghdad Iraq as the result of a roadside bomb explosion.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday April 18, 2006 at the Ogden High School Gymnasium 732 W. Division St, Ogden. Chaplin MAJ Klavetter will officiate. Burial will be a private ceremony at the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone, Iowa. Visitation will be Monday April 17, 2006 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Ogden High School Gymnasium. Carson Funeral Home in Ogden is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel LaVerne Sesker was born on April 15, 1983, in Boone Iowa, the son of Mysty Harper-Stumbo and Dennis Sesker. He graduated with the Ogden High School class of 2001 and attended college at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge. Dan enlisted as a Calvary Scout in B Troop 1-113 Calvary in August of 2000. He was deployed to Kosovo in 2003 as part of Operation Joint Guardians. In July of 2005 Dan who was a Soldier of B Troop 1-113 Cav. Volunteered to be attached to C Troop 1-113 Cav. out of LeMars Iowa, for the Iraqi Freedom Mission. While in Iraq, he served as a gunner in the Task Force 49th Military Police Personnel Security Detachment. Between the Kosovo and Iraq tours of duty, Dan worked as a counselor at the Woodward Academy and as a part-time police officer in Gowrie, Iowa. At the time of his death, Dan was serving on the same base in Iraq as three Ogden High School classmates, Sgt. David Bollenbaugh, Spc.Shane Sinn and Spc. Michael Fraser.
Some of the things Dan enjoyed doing and is remembered for is his love of a good game of pool. He really liked bowling, hunting, fishing and most of all he loved living life.
Dan is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mysty (Harper) and Marvin Stumbo of Ogden Iowa; father Dennis Sesker of Boone Iowa, Fiance Angelique Garey of Ogden Iowa; brother and sister-in-law Pfc. Thomas and Sara Sesker stationed in Hawaii; sister Jennifer Sesker of Ogden, Iowa, stepsister Amie Stumbo and Sandston, Virginia and stepbrother Brian Stumbo of Cedar Rapids Iowa, grandparents Jean Harper of Boone Iowa, and Bud and Diane Harper of Creston, Iowa, several other family members and many friends. He was preceded in death by grandparents Stanley and Violet Sesker.
LOVON IRVING LUNDGREN
Lavon Irving Lundgren, the son of Elmer A. and Margaret C. (Milton) Lundgren was born September 2, 1923 at Stanton, Iowa. He died on Friday, March 31, 2006 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 29 days.
Lavon was raised in the Stanton community. He was baptized and confirmed at Mamrelund Lutheran Church. Lavon attended Frankfort #9 country school; he graduated from Stanton High School in l940.
Lavon sang in the school Quartet and for many years, in the choir at Mamrelund Lutheran Church.
Lavon was united in marriage to Barbara C. Nelson on September 4, 1949 in Red Oak. They farmed north of Red Oak. He enjoyed going on cattle buying trips. In 1990, Lavon retired and they moved into Red Oak. His farming business was his life, along with his family, which he held very dear and near to his heart. Lavon was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and served on the board several terms. He served on the Farmers Mercantile Co-Op board for nine years, having been president four years; he served as Indian Creek Watershed commissioner and on the Montgomery County Farmers Home Administration board. Lavon was active in 4-H as a youth and with his children. He enjoyed baseball and other sports. Lavon was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter and two brothers, Donald and Junior.
Lavon is survived by his wife, Barbara Lundgren of Red Oak, Iowa; four children, Jolene Muldowney and husband Dan of Sioux City, IA, Kristine McAninch and husband David of Green Bay, WI, Carol Barnes and husband Patrick of Bettendorf, IA and Karl Lundgren and wife Shelley of Red Oak, IA; 13 grandchildren, Ruth Lekander and husband Bryant, Michael and Susan Muldowney, Jessica, Melissa, Andrew and Rachael Barnes, Sarah, Kathryn and Peter McAninch, Benjamin, Brooke and Ryan Lundgren; nieces, nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.
May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn.
Funeral Services will be held
Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at 10:30 AM
At Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Red Oak
Burial in Mamre Cemetery, Stanton, IA
Rev. Dr. George Hooper, Officiating
Visitation with the family present at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home on Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Memorials to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Red Oak Fire and Rescue
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.sldfuneralhome.com
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
GINGER L. YATES
Ginger L. Yates, age 21, of Villisca, IA, formerly of Clark County, MO, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in Red Oak, IA.
She was born April 15, 1984, in Springdale, AR, a daughter of Jeff and Mary Miller Herring.
On September 13, 2004, she was united in marriage to Kyle A. Yates in Las Vegas, NV, and they were the proud parents of Delaney Marie.
She is survived by her husband, Kyle, and precious daughter, Delaney, of Villisca, IA; her parents, Mary and Cleo Hemingway of Lancaster, MO and Jeff Herring of Bentonsville, AR; her in-laws: Mark Yates of Keokuk, IA and Tammy and Dustin Kirchner of Bowling Green, MO; her grandparents: Betty Miller of Keokuk, IA and Sarah and Terry Remley of Garfield, AR; Kyle’s grandparents: Bill and Melba Yates of Luray, MO, Ruby Davis of Warsaw, MO, Jean Hunter of Keokuk, IA,Mary and Jerry Campbell of Alexandria, MO, and Gary and Gretchen Kirchner of Kahoka, MO; also, Kyle’s great-grandparents: Dorothy Kirchner and Grace and Wayne Hodges, all of Kahoka; two brothers: Darrell Herring and his companion, Natoshia Risher of Wyaconda, MO and John Herring of Lancaster, MO; two sisters, Sarah and Eric Stewart of Luray, MO and Michelle Herring of Memphis, MO; her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Kala Yates of St. Louis, MO, and, Janna Yates and Kody Yates, both of Kahoka, MO; nieces and nephews: Ethan Herring, Luke and Sierra Stewart, Ryan Kerfoot and Mary Kellum; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Lyle Miller.
Ginger attended most of her school years at Wyaconda, graduating from Clark Co. R-1 High School in 2003. For the past three years she had lived in Villisca where she was employed at the Stanton Care Center as a CNA.
She loved taking pictures and scrapbooking which became more important after having Delaney. She also enjoyed sewing and reading and doing things outdoors. She was a loving wife and more than anything, loved being a mother to Delaney and caring for her home.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 31, 2006 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Kahoka with Rev. Kenneth Beckmann and Rev. Ernest Deatrick officiating. Mrs. Ida Ross was organist and special music were recordings "Ten Thousand Angels" by Martina McBride, "She’s My Kind of Rain" by Tim McGraw, and, "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton.
Pallbearers were Dustin Parker, Gordon McAlpin, J. D. Morgan, Eric Stewart, Matt Peterson, and, Kevin Anderson.
Burial was in Kahoka Cemetery.
Visitation was held after 10 a.m. Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Kyle and Delaney. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.timeformemory.com/wilsonfh.
LEMOYNE (BUD) FRANCIS SALWAY
Lemoyne (Bud) Francis Salway 77, of Villisca, Iowa, died at his home in Villisca, IA, on Sunday, March 26, 2006. He was born January 7, 1929, in Lead South Dakota, the son of Nicholas and Mamie (Fern) Salway.
Bud graduated from Hot Springs, South Dakota. He lived on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations until he entered the Air Force on November 22, 1948. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Baker on December 24, 1955 in Villisca, Iowa at the Presbyterian Manse.
During Buds life he had worked in construction, carpentry, cement work and after retiring had worked for Browns Sanitation. Bud was proud of his Sioux Indian heritage. He spoke the Sioux Indian Language and Korean. During the service he trained troops on jet aircraft. Bud enjoyed watching sports and movies and reading westerns. His main enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bud and his family appreciate all that Pam Cass did for he and his family.
Bud is survived by his wife Evelyn Salway of Villisca, IA, daughter Shala Scott and husband Roy of Villisca, IA and son Jeffrey Salway of Villisca, IA. grandchildren: Natasha Salway and Dustin Baird of Des Moines, IA, Jessica Salway of Villisca, IA, Nicholas Scott of Villisca, IA, Dawson Salway of Clarinda, IA, great grandchildren: Adrien Salway and Landen Salway of Villisca, IA. Extended family Elishia Anderson of Villisca, IA, Norma Rae Wolfe of Kellerton, IA, and Brandi Bisbee of Lincoln, NE, brother in laws and sisters in law: Donald Baker and wife Donna of Villisca, IA Sharon Farlin of Emerson, IA and Willis and Jean Baker of Red Oak, IA, plus nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents two brothers and one sister.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Wolfe Funeral Home in Villisca, IA. Visitation will be held from 7-8 Wednesday evening at the Wolfe Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Hall officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date.