Harold J. Meier
Harold J. Meier, 78, of Sioux City died Thursday, June 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Geelan officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Scripture service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mr. Meier was born Dec. 7, 1919, in Menominee, Neb., the son of Leo and Clara (Tramp) Meier. He grew up in the Menominee and Crofton, Neb. areas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Elaine M. Albrecht Feb. 18, 1943, in Hartington, Neb. The couple moved to Sioux City in 1945. He founded Meier Painting in 1955, and was active in the company for over 35 years. She died Feb. 14, 1992, in Sioux City.
He was past president of the Sioux City Business Leaders Club and the Iowa Council of Painting and Decorating Contractors. He was also a member of the South Sioux City Rotary Club. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and of the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, Epiphany Council #743.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Eugene and Susann of Sioux City; two daughters, Darlene and her husband, Charles Pavlovich, of Pearcy, Ark., and Donna Christoffers of Hinton, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; three brothers, Raymond and Paul Meier, both of Sioux City, and Gerald Meier of Portland, Ore.; and four sisters, Angela Gnirk of Tocoma, Wash., Mary Ann Hittle of Colorado Springs, Colo., Sylvia Smith of San Bernardino, Calif., and Henrietta Cunningham of Carroll, Neb.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donald, Jerome, and Dennis; a sister, Leona; and two grandsons, John and Greg.
Eugene H. Buehre
Eugene H. Buehre, 77, of Holstein, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, died Saturday; Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Jesse D. Van Berkum
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - Jesse Dale Van Berkum, 14-year-old son of of Ivan and Colleen (Hoftyzer) Van Berkum, of Sioux Center died Thursday, June 25, 1998, at Sioux Center Community Hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center with the Rev. Mark De Witt officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 1:30 to 4 p.m. today at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Jesse Dale Van Berkum was born Nov. 15, 1983, in Sioux Center. He attended school through the eight grade in the Sioux Center Community Schools. He was a confessing member of First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 211, achieving the rank of Life Scout and having recently attained the Order of the Arrow. He was a member of the Sioux Center Middle School mixed chorus, boys chorus, band, and track team. He was also a member of the church softball team, and church orchestra.
Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Jonathan and David; maternal grandparents, Gerold and Inez Hoftyzer of Worthington, Minn.; and many aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Garrold and Alma Van Berkum.
SPENCER, Iowa - Shirley Campbell, 71, of Spencer died Wednesday at her daughter's home in Eugene, Ore.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral homel.
Marvin J. Nelson
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Marvin J. Nelson, 75, of Storm Lake died Friday at Newell Good Samaritan Center in Newell, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in Buena Vista Memorial Park. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Emmett Walker, Sr.
MACY, Neb. - Emmett Earl Waker, Sr., 69, of Macy, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at Winnebago Indian Hospital in Winnebago, Neb. of heart failure after a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Winnebago Tribal Mortuary with Stuart Snake of the Native American Church officiating. Burial will be at Winnebago Indian Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday with a Native American Church prayer service at 6 p.m at the funeral home.
Mr. Walker was born March 6, 1929, in Winnebago, the son of Thomas, Sr., and Lena (Green) Walker. A lifelong resident of Winnebago, he graduated from Winnebago Public High School and attended Northwestern Junior College in Orange City, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He married Neola Earth. She died June 23, 1992, in Sioux City. He worked in the construction industry as a mason for 20 years. He had attended the Dutch Reformed Church, Catholic Church and Native American Church. He was a member of the Winnebago Veterans Association.
Survivors include a son, Emmette Walker, Jr., of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; three sisters, Grace Tillman, of Sioux City, LeVina Walker of Decatur, Neb., and Ramona K. Wolfe of Winnebago; and a brother, Tom Walker, Jr. of Winnebago.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, John D. Decorah, Jr., and Ernest "Ace" Walker.
Pallbearers will be Stuart Walker, Jonas Walker, Benjamin Walker, Jr., Thunder Walker, Garrette Walker, and Richard Walker.
Evan V. Molyneux
HINTON, Iowa - Evan V. Molyneux, 7-year-old son of Dawna and Kevin Papenhausen, died Monday, June 22, 1998, of an accidental drowning at the waterfront in Sioux City.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa, with the Rev. Dr. Michael Boykin officiating. Family visitation will be 6 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Funeral services and burial will take place at a later date.
Evan Verl Molyneux was born March 19, 1991, in Victorville, Calif., the son of Duncan and Dawna Molyneux. He moved with his family to Iowa from Snowflake, Ariz., in October 1997. He was a first grader at Hinton Community School where he enjoyed playing T-ball. He liked dolphins and enjoyed making paper airplanes.
Survivors include his parents; a brother, Jacob Lee; a sister, Nikki Mae; his father of California; maternal grandparents, Lynda and Art Aschauer, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and David Fairfield of Roy Wash.; paternal grandparents, Joan and Verl Baltes of Orange, Calif., and Norman Molyneux of California; grandmother, Shirley Papenhausen, of Sioux City; great-grandparents Paul and Claretta Wilkerson, of Pinetop, Ariz.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Gertrude Vander Sluis
ROCK VALLEY, Iowa - Gertrude Vander Sluis, 86, of Rock Valley died June 27, 1998, at Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Canton, S.D. with the Rev. Harlan De Jong officiating. Visitation will be Monday with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.
Mrs. Vander Sluis was born Sept. 13, 1911, at Hull, Iowa, the daughter of John and Jeltje "Elsie" (Otten) Ver Meer. She moved to the Rock Rapids area where she attended school and helped on the family farm. She married Louis Vander Sluis April 30, 1930, at Steen, Minn. They lived and farmed in the northwest Iowa and southeast South Dakota areas before moving between Fairview, S.D. and Inwood, Iowa. He died Jan 17, 1963. She move to Rock Valley in 1965 and began working at the Valley Manor Nursing Home as a nurse's aide. She also served as a foster parent for many children from Hope Haven School. She married John Timmerman July 5, 1975. They lived in Inwood. He died Nov. 28, 1988. She then moved back to Rock Valley where she became involved in the foster grandparent program at Hope Haven School. She was also a member of the First Reformed Church of Rock Valley.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Jim and Freida of Rock Valley, and Dennis and Karen of Le Mars, Iowa; a step-son and his wife, Ronald and Barbara Timmerman of Texas; a daughter and her husband, Nelva and Harold Ver Mulm of Rock Valley; a daughter-in-law, Caroline Vander Sluis of Seal Beach, Calif,; a step-daughter and her husband, Irene and Cliff Park of Iowa City, Iowa; two brothers, Walter VerMeer and his wife, of Little Rock, Iowa, and John VerMeer, Jr. of Brandon, S.D.; a sister Dena Hoogland, of Pipestone, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a son, John Vander Sluis; six brothers, Edward, Barney, Kope, Case, Peter, and Henry; and a sister, Elsie Huisman.
Nicholas D. Staum
ELK POINT, S.D. - Nicholas D. Staum, 14-year-old son of David and Jeanne (Abbott) Staum, died Friday, June 26, 1998, at rural Elk Point from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point with the Rev. John Rasmussen officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Anderson Funeral Home in Elk Point and will resume at 3 p.m. Monday with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. at the church.
Nicholas D. Staum was born Dec. 6, 1983, in Yankton, S.D. He lived with his parents in rural Elk Point and attended Elk Point-Jefferson School where he was active in football, basketball, and track. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point and was an altar server in the church.
Survivors inlcude his parents; two brothers, Andrew and Benjamin at home; two sisters, Alexandra and Annie at home; paternal grandparents, Darmon and Kay Staum of rural Elk Point; maternal grandparents, James and Margie Abbott of Yankton; and paternal great-grandparents, Clarence and Yvonne Staum of Elk Point.
ALLEN, Neb. - Dale Franklin Furness, 86, of Allen died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church in Allen with the Rev. Duane Marburger officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Bressler-Humlicek Funeral Home in Wakefield, Neb.
Mr. Furness was born Jan. 31, 1912, in Magnet, Neb., the son of Melvin and Geneva (Black) Furness. He graduated from Magnet High School and moved to California where he was employed by General Motors. He married Doris Troth Sept. 15, 1940, in Reno, Nev. They returned to Allen where they farmed until 1980, when they moved into Allen to enjoy retirement and golf.
He served as a member of the Dixon County Board of Supervisors, the Allen Town Board, and First Lutheran Church Board. He also served as president of the Allen School Board, and Chairman of the Housing Authority Board.
Survivors include his wife; a son Jim of Victoria, Texas; a granddaughter, Stacey Karlin; a great-grandson; a brother and his wife, Darrell and Angie Furness of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Wanda and her husband, George Trabalka, of Las Vegas, and Avis Alfs of Ojai, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John Furness; and a sister, Mildred Beck.
VAIL, Iowa - LaVerne Hickey, 85, of Vail died Friday at her home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vail. Burial will be in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today with a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
Elsie C. Burnight
JEFFERSON, S.D. - Elsie Carolyn Burnight, 79, of Jefferson died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at her home following a lengthy illness.
Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson with the Rev. James Bruch officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Berkemier Funeral Home and will resume at 4 p.m. with a wake service at 7:30 at the church.
Mrs. Burnight was born Aug. 11, 1918, in rural Union County, S.D., the daughter of Charles and Grace (Thayer) Johnson. She was raised in rural Union County and graduated from Mount Hope School. She married Earl F. Burnight Dec. 3, 1935, in Akron, Iowa. They lived in West Akron, S.D. and moved to Jefferson, in 1954. He died Sept. 11, 1979, in Jefferson. She was a homemaker and longtime cook at Jefferson School. She was also a senior companion for Sioux City A.I.D. Center. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Jefferson Tuesday Club, Jefferson Senior Citizens, and the McCook Lake Twirlers Square Dance Club.
Survivors include four daughters, Patricia and her husband, Nick Pomerico, of Huron, S.D., Judith and her husband, Don Streeter, of McCook Lake, Deborah and her husband, Elza McKay, of Columbus, Mo., and Roben Jefferson of Eugene, Ore.; a son and his wife, Sam and Rita Burnight, of Smithland, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Eva Frazee of Sioux City, Laura Callahan of North Hollywood, Calif., and Rose Johnson of Royal Oak, Mich.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kandace Jane; a grandchild; and a sister, Ruth Hansen.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.