Sunday, February 23, 1997
Bernard E. Clausen
Bernard E. Clausen, 69, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at his residence, following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Christy, Smith & Hockenberry Morningside Chapel, with the Rev. Doug Dandurand, of the University of St. Thomas, and the Rev. Ernest Caltvedt officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites by American Legion Morningside Post 697, will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mr. Clausen was born Dec. 28, 1927, at Sioux City. He attended East High School. He married Dawn L. O'Dea on Oct. 30, 1954, at Sioux City. He was a life long Sioux City resident and worked for Continental Baking until going to work for the Bakers Local Union 433, as president and business agent, retiring on Feb. 19, 1988.
He was a member of AFL-CIO-Tobacco and Confectionary Workers, American Legion Morningside Post 697. He was in the armed services during WWII and the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of Sioux City; four sons, Kirk V. and his wife Rhonda of Henderson, Nev., Klint and his wife Nancy, and Kevin, all of Sioux City, Kelly E. and his wife Roxanne of Rockford, Ill.; ten grandchildren, Trent, Trevor, Jennifer, Joshua, Wendy, Ryan, Sean, Megan, Tyler, and Andrew; six brothers and their wives, Royle and Marjorie, Larry and Dorothy, Darrell and Vesta, all of Sioux City, Arnold and Bernice of Onawa, Iowa, Gail and Lucymae of Craig, Iowa, Richard and Mary of Tallmadge, Ohio; a sister and her husband, Donna and Lawrence Ellyson of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claus and Elsie.
Pallbearers include Jim Daane, Ronald, Rodney, Gary, Tim, and Richard Jr.
Erma Smith Cooley
Erma Smith Cooley, 85, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at her daughter's residence, rural Sioux City.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Albaton, Iowa. Visitation will began at 1 p.m. Saturday and continues through this evening, at the Douglas and Doris Rush residence, 1710 County Home Road, rural Sioux City. Wood Funeral Home of Sloan is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cooley was born May 7, 1911, at Climbing Hill, Iowa, to Wesley J. and Jessie Belle (Fulton) Smith. She graduated from Climbing Hill High School in 1930. She married Don E. Cooley Feb. 23, 1931, at Onawa, Iowa. They made their home at Climbing Hill before moving to rural Sioux City in 1941. She had worked for the Kruger and Seff families at the Silver Steer and Green Gables restaurants for 40 years. He died Oct. 13, 1986, at South Sioux City.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Sioux City, the Morningside Chapter Order of Eastern Star #502, and the Stockettes.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Doris and Douglas M. Rush of Sioux City; three grandsons, Dennis of Sloan, Iowa, Douglas D. of Onawa, and Dale of Sioux City; seven great-grandchildren; a stepbrother and his wife, Orlan and Alene Hargens of Lincoln, Neb.; a half brother and his wife, Darrell and Lorraine Smith of Sioux City; two half sisters and their husbands, Shirley and Everett Berends of Las Vegas, Geraldine and Leon Jacobsen of Austin, Minn.; and a sister-in-law, Rita Smith of Gurnee, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Hilda Smith; an infant brother, Gerald; and a half brother, Warren Smith.
Fidelis J. Engelbrecht
Fidelis J. Engelbrecht, 55, of Sioux City died Friday at a local hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, with a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Enoch Evans, 94, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at a local nursing home following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 1997, at Zion Temple Baptist Church in Chicago, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Baker officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Glenwood Cemetery in Chicago. Local visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m. by the Rev. H.C. McGruder, Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, officiating, all at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mr. Evans was born Dec. 25, 1902, at Pine Hill, Ala., to Joseph and Della (Perkins). He was raised in Pine Hill, and had lived in Selma, Ala., and Birmingham, Ala., and in Kentucky, before moving to Chicago in 1928, where he lived until coming to Sioux City in July of 1995. He married Elizabeth White Dec. 25, 1930, at Chicago. She died in February of 1986 at Chicago. He retired from Faber Enterprises in Chicago in 1989.
He was a member of Zion Temple Baptist Church in Chicago and was with the Watch care through Mt. Olive Baptist of Sioux City. He was the Bedrock of Zion Temple Baptist Church. He was a member of Brotherhood, December Club, Senior Club, Drama Club, Sunday School, and Mass Choir.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Maurice and Gloria of Sioux City; four daughters, Rev. Audrey McGee and Elizabeth Fisher, both of Chicago, Yvonne Alexander of Kingsley, Iowa, and Rev. Brenda Clark and her husband Ronald of Los Angeles; a brother, Joseph of Birmingham; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-granchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gwendolyn Bower; two sons, Enoch Jr. and Donald; two sisters; and two brothers.
Pallbearers include Carl and Michael Taylor, Kenneth Gordon Jr., Jeff, Reginald, and Donald Jr.
Gordon N. Graves
Gordon Norman Graves, 64, of South Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in South Sioux City. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, with a parish rosary at 7 p.m., at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City.
Mr. Graves was born Dec. 9, 1932, in South Sioux City, to Gordon W. and Ida A. (Jones). He attended school there. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in November of 1949, and served with the 25th Infantry and 90th Field Artillery Battalion during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in May of 1952. He married Mary Jane McGinty on April 14, 1953, in South Sioux City and was a lifelong resident of South Sioux City. He was an over the road truck driver for many years with Hirschbach Motor Lines and Jack Martin. Due to ill health, he retired from Arrow Stage Lines where he was employed as a tour bus driver.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Disabled American Veteran's and the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 10753.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Jane Marie and her husband Ron Cleveland, Terry Jean and her husband Scott Chase, all of South Sioux City, Barbara Joan and her fiancee Pat Conlon of Honolulu; two brothers, Richard Freman and his wife Sharon of Sioux City, Terry William and his wife Kitty of South Sioux City; four grandchildren, Travis Gordon and Chad Warren Cleveland, Scott William and Jess Michaelene Jane Chase; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary; and a brother, Harold.
Pallbearers include Matt and Mark McGinty, Travis and Chad Cleveland, Del, Scott, and Jess Chase, and Cory Conlon.
Richard F. Burke, 71, Sioux City, died Saturday; Larkin Morningside Funeral Home.
Eulalia Castillo, 95, formerly of Sioux City, died Friday at Fort Dodge, Iowa; Larkin Northside Funeral Home.
Margaret Rodman, Sioux City, died Saturday; Pearson Funeral Home, Onawa, Iowa.
Wayne E. Adkins
HORNICK, Iowa - Wayne Eugene Adkins, 55, of Hornick died Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church in Hornick, with the Rev. Ed Elliott officiating. The body will be cremated and there will be no visitation. Larkin Northside Funeral Home of Sioux City is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Adkins was born Nov. 1, 1941, at Nebraska City, Neb. He was raised in the Nebraska City area, and has lived in Hornick for at least 25 years. He owned and operated the Adkins Home Improvement Co. of Hornick, and has been involved in the remodeling business for 40 years. He started out working with his father. He married Gerri Konz Jan. 20, 1995, at Dakota City, Neb.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of Hornick; a son and his wife, Wayne E. Jr. and Rhonda of Chicago; a daughter and her husband, Cindy and Dan Hall of Rogers, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Melissa Anderson of Hornick; three brothers, Orvel "Bud" of Bellevue, Neb., William and Gary, both of Oto, Iowa; three sisters, Jean Brown and Geraldine Kennedy, both of Union, Neb., Lucille Willman of Oto; two grandchildren, Tony Uluen and Heather Adkins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orvel and Lola (Petersen); a brother, Gerald; a sister Dorothy Murphy; and an infant daughter, Teresa.
Alice A. Albin
ELK POINT, S.D. - Alice A. Albin, 94, of rural Elk Point died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at a Sioux City Hospital, following a brief illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, with the Rev. N. Richard Wickert officiating. Burial will be in the Ahlsborg Cemetery, rural Elk Point. Visitation will begin at 12 noon Monday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Anderson Funeral Home in Elk Point.
Mrs. Albin was born Nov. 9, 1902, in rural Elk Point, to Peter and Sophia (Anderson) Quam. She graduated from Elk Point High School in 1921. She attended Northern State Teachers College, and taught in rural schools for five years. She married Martin Albin on Feb. 22, 1928. They farmed in rural Elk Point. He died Sept. 17, 1978.
She was a member of Brule Creek Lutheran Church, ELCA, Senior Citizens, and several social clubs.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Maxine and Ronald Bird of rural Elk Point; three grandsons, Reid, Derek, and Devin Bird; and three great-grandchildren, Brennen, Ashton, and Danica Bird.
She was preceded in death by an infant son; three brothers, Paul, Burnett, and Elmer Quam.
Ruth L. Albrecht
LYONS, Neb. - Ruth Lucille (Greenfield) Albrecht, 78, of Lyons died Friday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Lyons. Burial will be in the Lyons City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Munderloh Funeral Home in Bancroft, Neb.
Gail W. Blakely
RODNEY, Iowa - Gail W. Blakely, 71, of Rodney died Friday at a Sioux City Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ticonic United Methodist Church in Ticonic, Iowa. Burial will be in the Grant Township Cemetery near Rodney. Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.
Violet R. Fick
MAPLETON, Iowa - Violet R. Fick, 70, of Mapleton died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 20, 1997, at Mapleton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, with the Rev. Charles Adams officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at Sioux City. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.
Mrs. Fick was born March 19, 1926, on a farm southeast of Mapleton in Monona County, to William and Anna (Kruse) Waderich. She was baptized April 11, 1926, and confirmed June 5, 1938, both at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. She graduated from Holly Springs High School in 1943. She married Arnold Fick on the Fick family farm while he was on leave from the service. She worked at Metz Baking Company in Sioux City. When Mr. Fick returned home from the service, the couple farmed in the Mapleton are and later in the Castana area for one year. In 1950, they bought a farm near Mapleton, where they continued to farm until their retirement in 1986, when they moved into Mapleton.
She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, as well as the Ladies Circle there.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Bonnie Scheer of Moville, Iowa, Debra and her husband Darwin Hesebeck of Woodbridge, Va.; a son and his wife, Bruce and Pat of Mitchellville, Iowa; a brother and his wife, Leo and Mary Waderich of Hornick, Iowa; a sister and her husband, Hazel and Earl Johnson of Onawa, Iowa; six grandchildren, Michelle, Brent, and Karie Fick, Mark, Darin, and Carla Scheer.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Harold A. Munsen
LAWTON, Iowa - Harold A. Munsen, 86, of Lawton died Saturday at a Sioux City nursing home, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Burial will be in Banner Township Cemetery at Lawton. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Jerome Van Kooten
SANBORN, Iowa - Jerome J. Van Kooten, 77, of Sanborn died Friday, Feb. 21, 1997, at the Northwest Iowa Health Center at Sheldon, Iowa.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Christian Reformed Church in Sanborn, with the Rev. Dal Fopma officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in the Hospers Cemetery at Hospers, Iowa. Visitation will be after 12 noon today, with the family present from 3 to 5 p.m., at Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn.
Mr. Van Kooten was born May 15, 1919, at Long Island, Kan., to C.L. and Hannah (Hogan). He lived his youth and received his education at Long Island. He married Genevieve Den Hartog on May 15, 1942, at Long Beach, Calif. They lived in Bellflower, Calif., where he was employed as a truck driver. The moved to Sanborn in 1989.
He was a member of the Sanborn Christian Reformed Church.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Beth and Fred Bos of Ogilvie, Minn.; three grandsons, Joel, Aaron, and Brian Bos; a brother, B.L. of Phillipsburg, Kan.; and two sisters, Grada Jansonius of Prairie View, Kan., and Opal Day of Santee, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Alfred; and a sister, Juell.
Pallbearers include Joel, Aaron, and Brian Bos, Bill Bousema, Gerald Elgersma, and Arlin Mohlenkamp.