Wednesday, December 10, 1997
Daniel F. Arthur
Daniel F. Arthur, 58, of Sioux City died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at his residence of injuries suffered in an accident.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home.
Mr. Arthur was born Nov. 26, 1939, in Storm Lake, Iowa, the son of George and Irene (Whitney) Arthur. He was raised by Art and Bess Ploeger.
He graduated from high school in Schaller, Iowa, and from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake with a bachlor of arts degree.
He held various positions in agriculture sales and consulting. He was currently a salesman for Office Furniture Wholesalers in Sioux City.
He was an environmentalist and enjoyed the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; a daughter, Heather Arthur of Kansas City, Mo.; two sons, Wade of Alta, Iowa, and Grant of Arthur, Iowa; seven step-children; seven grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Anderson of O'Neill, Neb.; and Art and Bess Ploeger's children, Margie, Dick, Carol Jean and Molly.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed to the Nature Center at Stone Park or the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Trudy K. Brown
Trudy K. Brown, 55, of Sioux City died of cancer Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Klink officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visit ation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. and a prayer service at 8 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Brown was born June 11, 1942, in Sioux City, the daughter of Donald and Grace (Babcock) Kistner. She graduated from Leeds High School in 1961.
She married John J. Brown on June 8, 1963, in Sioux City. The couple lived in California and Montana, before returning to Sioux City.
She was employed at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center for 12 years and at the Siouxland Blood Bank for the last five years.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Brown was a foster parent for eight years, having taken care of 14 children. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and sewing.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Kimberly and her husband, John Brands, of Hawarden, Iowa, Karla Brown and her fiancee, Robert Copple, of Sloan, Iowa, and Keri Brown of Sioux City; a son and his wife, Christopher and Kellie of Sioux City; her parents of Sioux City; three brothers and their wives, Robert and Joan Kistner of Bloomington, Minn., Faye and Twyla Kistner of Sioux City and Ronald and Dot Kistner of Jefferson, S.D.; four grandchildren, Jeran and Hillary Grace Brands, Jordan Brown-Hansen and Brieanne Brown; four nieces; and six nephews.
Memorials may be directed to Wesley United Methodist Church.
Frances J. Kerby
Frances Jean Kerby, 87, of Sioux City died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home Chapel, with the Rev. LeRoy L. Seuntjens, chaplain at Holy Spirit, and the Rev. Thomas E. Geelan, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, with a rosary at 4 p.m. said by the Catholic Daughters of America and a parish vigil service at 7:30 p.m., at the Larkin Northside Funeral Home.
Miss Kerby was born March 31, 1910, in Sioux City, the daughter of Daniel E. and Sarah (Jordan) Kerby. She graduated from Cathedral High School and attended the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minn. and the University of Minnesota.
She lived in Baltimore, Md., Washinton, D.C., and Minneapolis, Minn., before returning to Sioux City in 1948.
She was employed as a claims representative with the Social Security Administration for 30 years. She also was employed in the office at Holy Spirit Retirement Home for many years.
She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Ave Maria Court 269 Catholic Daughters of America, the Holy Spirit Service Club and the Marian Health Center Auxiliary.
Survivors include a nephew, Bernard A. Haugan of Sioux City; and a niece and her husband, Mary Jane and John Bede of Sheridan, Wy.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Daniel and Edward Kerby; and four sisters, Mary H. Haugan, Louise O'Leary, Sarah Kerby and Ellen Kerby.
Memorials in her name may be directed to the Holy Spirit Retirement Home.
Emil G. Kliment
Emil G. Kliment, 72, of Sioux City died Monday at his residence following a sudden illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Berkemier Funeral Home. Burial will be in McCook Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Thursday until service time at the funeral home.
Loretta O. Nofrey
Loretta Odelia Nofrey, 85, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Sunday at her residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.
Glen Tucker, 75, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Sioux City, died Saturday in Portland.
There were no services.
Pauline Wynn, 69, of Sioux City died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. A.T. Washington officiating. Burial will be in Onawa City Cemetery at Onawa, Iowa. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wynn was born June 14, 1928, in Monona County in Iowa, the daughter of John and Florence (Hupp) Gilgen. She was raised in Onawa.
She married Leland J. Wynn on March 17, 1947, in Spencer, Iowa. She was employed with Sioux City Battery, Palmer Candy and Unique Drapery.
Survivors include her husband; two sisters and their husbands, Hazel and John Berg of Milford, Iowa, and Mae and Lyle Mock of Whiting, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, John, four brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers will be Vernon and Charles Wynn, John Berg and Jim, Larry and Ronnie Feldhacker.
Edward "Eddie" Verbeski, 71, of Medesto, Calif., formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday. Arrangements are being made in California.
Joe T. Gaalswyk
ROCK VALLEY, Iowa - Joe T. Gaalswyk, 78, of Rock Valley died Monday at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.
LAUREL, Neb. - George "Ralph" Kiefer, 90, of Laurel died Monday at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Schumacher Funeral Home in Laurel. Burial will be in Laurel City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Alvin W. Lange
ODEBOLT, Iowa - Alvin W. Lange, 89, of Odebolt died Monday at Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Odebolt. Burial will be in Odebolt Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Faber and Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt.
SUTHERLAND, Iowa - Gladys Struve, 82, of Sutherland died Tuesday at Baum-Harmon Hospital in Primghar, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Sutherland. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Barnes Township Cemetery at Linn Grove, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home in Sutherland.
Ada M. Willer
MOVILLE, Iowa - Ada M. Willer, 96, of Moville died Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Moville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Harold E. Werley officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Township Cemetery. McCulloch Funeral Home of Moville is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Willer was born June 27, 1901, in Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence "Ted" and Ida (Focht) Thomas. She moved to Colorado with her family before moving to Moville. She graduated from Moville High School.
She married John "Jack" F. Willer on Aug. 12, 1918, in Dakota City. The couple farmed near Moville until retiring in 1970, and moving into Moville. He died in Aug. 1973.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Moville United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, the Wink-Sparks American Legion Auxiliary and the Rebecca Lodge. She enjoyed playing cards and gardening.
Survivors include two sons, Forrest and his wife, Helen, of Ventura, Calif., and LaVern of Sioux City; two daughters, Beverly and her husband, Don Bleil, of Remsen, Iowa and Betty Hill of Sioux City; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, a son-in-law and a grandson.
Pallbearers will be Ronald and Tom Hill, David and Dean Bleil, John and Art Willer, Ken White, Riley Waltman and Jeff Bremer.
HARTLEY, Iowa - Elmer Witt, 77, of Hartley died Monday at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Warner-Baumgarten Funeral Home in Hartley.
DENISON, Iowa - Edna Wolfe, 86, of Denison died Monday at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.