Friday, August 8, 1997
Helen D. Baum
Helen D. Baum, 79, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marvin J. Boes officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Baum was born May 12, 1918, in Burbank, S.D., the daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (Barland) Girard.
She married Richard C. Miller on July 24, 1936, in South Sioux City. He died March 1965, in Sioux City. She married Raymond R. Baum on Dec. 28, 1975, in Elk Point, S.D. She lived in South Sioux City from 1941 to 1975, when she moved to Sioux City. She was a child care provider.
She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the Belle of Sioux City Players Club.
Survivors include her husband; two sons, John R. Miller and his wife Sandy and Robert K. Miller, all of Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Diane and Dennis McKernan of Sioux City; a stepson and his wife, Robert R. and Kim Baum of Sioux City; a daughter-in-law, Dianne Miller of Dakota Dunes; two brothers, Albert Owens of South Sioux City and Donald Owens of Iroquois, S.D.; a sister, Genevieve Vondrak of Sioux City; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Gary P. Miller; and a sister, Edna Rosene.
Marjorie L. Beermann
Marjorie Louise Beermann, 83, of Dakota City died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at a South Sioux City nursing home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be in Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, with a Legion of Mary rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a scriptural wake service at 7:30 p.m., at the Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Beermann was born Sept. 17, 1913, in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Harry R. and Mary Margaret (Fitzgerald) Smythe. She attended private schools through her freshman year and then graduated from high school in Rockford, Ill. She graduated from Browns Business College. She was employed as a typist at a district government office and later was in charge of a county office, working with the young people.
She married Ralph F. Beermann on March 1, 1938, in Peoria, Ill. She started in Civil Defense work in Chicago, Ill. as a Block Air Raid Warden and took part in the first two blackouts in Chicago. The couple lived in Chicago until 1945, when they moved to Dakota County and became involved in the starting of the Beermann Brothers Dehy. She was the office manager for 11 years.
She helped organize the Young Republicians of Dakota County and was involved with the Observers Corps, where she served as county, regional and then area president for the Civil Defense. She enjoyed painting and started the Pigeon Roost Art Center. He died Feb. 17, 1977, in Sioux City.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Altar Society, the Catholic Daughters of America, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was a former member of the South Sioux City Women's Club, a former president of the Dakota County Women's Club, a former president and member of the Dakota County Farm Bureau, the Ak-Sar-Ben, and the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Erie 2492.
Survivors include a nephew, A.T. "Tom" Seymour of Ft. Worth, Texas; and two nieces, Cathryn S. Dorsey of Washington D.C. and Shelly Seymour of Dallas, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Tom Seymour, Bill Rhode Jr., Scott, Gary and Dave Beermann, Randy Rohde, and Don Larson.
Clifford DeHaan, 76, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Casimir Catholic Church, with the Rev. Paul-Louis Arts officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel.
Mr. DeHaan was born March 21, 1921, in Corsica, S.D., the son of Isaac and Cora DeHaan. He graduated from Corsica High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Europe.
He married Jean Pensato in Chicago, Ill. She died Dec. 17, 1995. He was employed by Rosenthal and Sons.
He was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Linda DeHaan and a brother, Lawrence DeHaan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Junior Le Roy Loeb
Junior Le Roy Loeb, 77, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at a Sioux City retirement home following a brief illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel, with the Rev. James Nelson, pastor at Third Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Monahan Post 64. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. and a Masonic servive at 7 p.m. conducted by the Morningside Lodge 615 A.F. & A.M., at the funeral home.
Mr. Loeb was born Oct. 20, 1919, in Sioux City, the son of Adolph and Anna (Hirchert) Loeb. He was raised in the Hornick and Galva, Iowa areas. He moved to Sioux City in 1933. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific aboard the USS Salt Lake City, the USS Nehanta Bay and the USS Triumph.
He married Dorothy (Dystra) Herman on Jan. 21, 1949, in Sioux City. She died Feb. 7, 1981, in Sioux City. He was employed with John Deere Plow Company until its closing and then he was employed with Sioux Transportation Company, retiring in 1981.
He was a member of Third Presbyterian Church, the Morningside Lodge 615 A.F. & A.M., the Teamsters Local 383, the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Abu Bekr Shrine, where he helped organize the cycle corps, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Eagles Lodge.
Survivors include a stepson and his wife, Douglas and Janice Herman of Sioux City; a brother and his wife, Gerald and Ruth of Banning, Calif.; a sister, Margaret Loeb Nelson of Galva, Iowa; and two step granddaughters, Beth McNutt and Brook Barnard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter and Adolph; and five sisters, Laura and Ilene Loeb, Agnes Gunn, Dorothy Loeb Robertson, and Anna Loeb Bishop.
Memorials may be directed to the Abu Bekr Shrine Transportation Fund.
Pallbearers will be Jim Gunn, Pat Frank, Harold Pettit, Richard Patterson, Maylon Chartier, and Dave Beightol.
Donald G. Murray
Donald G. Murray, 64, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Verdy Kerr and the Rev. Mary Christopher officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Queen's Lawn Cemetery at Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. There will be no visitation. There will be a sung vigil service at 7 p.m. today at the church's chapel. Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Murray was born Sept. 2, 1932, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the son of Walter G. and Marion D. (Maroom) Murray. He came to Sioux City at an early age and graduated from Central High School and Morningside College. He was employed with Woodbury Bank and Trust Company, which is presently Firstar Bank, until his retirement in 1996.
He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, where he was treasurer for 20 years and sang in the choir, the Landmark 103 A.F. & A.M., the Scottish Rites Bodies, the Abu Bekr Shrine Cycle Corps, and the Sioux City Noon Lions.
Survivors include his cousins, Shirley A. Gotshall, Jean Petersen, Beverly Knight, and Nancy Sweet.
Memorials may be directed to St. Thomas Episcopal Church or the Siouxland Humane Society.
Francetta M. Trudell-Cooper, 47, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Marvin J. Boes officiating. Burial will be in Congregational Cemetery at Santee, Neb. Visitation began at 4 p.m. Thursday and will continue through 9 a.m. Saturday, with a prayer vigil services at 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Marvin J. Boes officiating, at St. Paul's Indian Mission in Sioux City.
Mrs. Trudell-Cooper was born March 22, 1950, in Winnebago, Neb., the daughter of Harry A. and Viola L. (Rouillard) Trudell. She attended school in South Sioux City.
She married Bobby Cooper in 1988, at Sioux Falls, S.D. She had been a resident of Sioux City most of her life. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Santee Dakota Sioux Tribe of Nebraska.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Joshua Matsushige at home; two daughters, Leslie and Tenile Trudell, both of Omaha, Neb.; two brothers and their wives, Ed and Jeanie Trudell of South Sioux City and Richard and Janeen Trudell of Piedmont, Calif.; and four sisters, Jeannie Jackson and Tracy and her husband Alvin Jones, all of South Sioux City, Patricia and her husband Jerry Gordon and Trudy Trudell-Shortenhaus and her husband Joe Shortenhaus, all of Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Les Trudell.
Pallbearers will be Gary Dean, Henry "Butch" and George Trudell, Dennis Red Owl, Landon and Jerry Gordon.
Marie D. Wesley, 102, of Sioux City died Thursday; Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel.
HAWARDEN, Iowa - Elwood Bolster, 79, of Hawarden died Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997, at the Hawarden Community Hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at the Porter-Dow Funeral Home. Visitation will resume with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
Mr. Bolster was born April 29, 1918, in Denver, Colo., the son of Herman and Katherine (Schmidt) Bolster. He graduated from South High School in Denver in 1936. He received his bachelor of science degree in accounting at Denver University in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps., having received his commission at Harvard University, during World War II.
He married Evelyn Linkswiler on June 26, 1945, in Sioux City. The couple lived in Denver, where he was employed as a statistician for the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company until 1947. They moved to Hawarden, where he was employed as the head accountant in the general office of Schoeneman Brothers Lumber Company for 10 years. The couple started the Lyn-El Floral and Greenhouse in 1953, which the operated for 42 years.
He was a member of the Alpha Kappa Phi, the Omicron Delta Kappa and the Phi Epsilon Phi at Denver University. He was a member of the Florists Transworld Delivery for 40 years, the Hawarden Chamber of Commerce, where he received an Achievement Award in 1975 and St. Mary's Catholic Church. He served on the Hawarden City Council for three terms and as the secretary of the Hawarden School Board during their reorganization into West Sioux School.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Bruce "Buck" of Bloomington, Minn.; a daughter and her husband, Betsy and Carter Mollgaard of Miles City, Mont.; and a granddaughter, Megan Mollgaard.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Virginia Bolster.
Ray C.W. Ernst
IDA GROVE, Iowa - Ray Carl Wilhelm Ernst, 87, of rural Ida Grove died Thursday, Aug. 7, 1997, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of complications following a stroke.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, with the Rev. Andrew Currao and the Rev. Gene Ernst officiating. Burial will be in Grant Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mr. Ernst was born Aug. 23, 1909, in Grant Township, Ida County, Iowa, the son of Henry and Minnie (Zabel) Ernst. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He graduated from Trinity Lutheran School and attended business college at Cedar Rapids, Iowa for two years.
He married Roberta "Bobbie" Weed on Feb. 8, 1935, in Sioux City. The couple farmed near Hornick, Iowa for eight years, then moved to a farm near Ida Grove in 1943. They retired from farming in 1975, but continued to lived on the farm.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he held numerous offices, and the Lutheran Layman's League. He enjoyed bowling, bridge and the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Duane and Ellen of Augsburg, Germany; and two grandsons, Erich and Gregor.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, his twin Florence Rabe, Hulda Rehse and Hertha Else; and three brothers, Albert, Theodore and Walter.
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Leo Villarreal, 42, of Cherokee died Thursday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation, with the family present, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
DENISON, Iowa - Arnold Wendt, 63, of Denison died Wednesday at the Bergen Mercy Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SIBLEY, Iowa - Ruth Woolridge, 70, of Sibley died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, at the McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Walton, Roste and Vogel Funeral Home in Sibley, with the Rev. Howard Vrankin officiating. Burial will be in Worthington Memorial Gardens at Worthington, Minn. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mrs. Woolridge was born Nov. 16, 1926, near Bigelow, Minn., the daughter of Otto and Marie (Fenske) Hohensee. She was raised near Bigelow and attended school there.
She married Ralph F. Woolridge on Aug. 14, 1948, in Worthington. The couple lived in Sibley, Bigelow and Worthington until 1962, when they moved to New Bern, N.C. Following his retirement in 1982, they returned to Sibley.
Survivors include five sisters, Minnie Rockman and Emma Rockman, both of Sibley, Elsie Kluever of Worthington, Gertrude and her husband Jasper Butcher of Washington, N.C., and Dorothy and her husband Vernon Petrick of Brewster, Minn.; two brothers and their wives, Dale and Charlene Hohensee and Edward and Viola Hohensee, all of Worthington; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Lee and Beverly Woolridge of Springfield, Ore. and Wayne and Marlys Woolridge of Cherokee, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 14, 1995; her parents; nine brothers and sisters.