Thursday, February 6, 1997
Dorothy M. Brown
Dorothy M. Brown, 85, of Sioux City died Sunday, Feb. 2, 1997, at her residence.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Morningside Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Roger Graf officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel.
Mrs. Brown was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Sioux City, the daughter of Claude H. and Nellie (Reid) Thomas. She graduated from East High School, as valedictorian, in 1929. She married Wm. Steele Brown on May 5, 1934, in Sioux City. He died Aug. 7, 1981. She had lived all but seven years in Sioux City.
She was a member of Wimodausis Study Club and the Abu Bekr Women's Auxiliary. She was a 67-year member of Morningside Presbyterian Church, where she served on the Deacon Board and taught Sunday School for several years. She held various office positions in the Women's Association and Hannah Circle of the church. She was a former member of the Morningside Chapter 502 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a den mother for the Cub Scouts.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Jean and Richard Calvert of Algonquin, Ill.; two sons, Robert and his wife Joyce of Manchester, Conn. and Wallace of Sioux Falls, S.D.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Jean Thomas.
A memorial will be established in her name with Abu Bekr Crippled Children's Hospital.
Thomas E. Cates
Thomas E. "Tiny" Cates, 72, of Sergeant Bluff died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Community United Methodist Church in Sergeant Bluff. Dr. Paul Samuelson, pastor of Community United Methodist Church, and Rev. Leon Pfotenhauer, pastor of Calvary Episcopal Church, will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Oakland Cemetery at Sac City, Iowa. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home.
Mr. Cates was born Aug. 2, 1924, in Early, Iowa, the son of Chester and Nellie Cates. He attended Early High School. He resided in Early until 1943, when he moved to Sac City, Iowa. He married Audrey Case on Sept. 9, 1945, in Lakeview, Iowa. The couple moved to Sergeant Bluff in 1970. He was employed as a depot agent and clerk for Chicago Northwestern Railroad for 43 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of the Community United Methodist Church and the Sergeant Bluff Historical Society. He was active in the Heritage Club sponsored by the Pioneer Bank.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sharon of Sergeant Bluff; a son and his wife, Dr. Mark and Jennifer of Jonesboro, Ark.; two sisters, Wilma and her husband Verlon Anderson of Sac City, Iowa and Phyllis Christopherson of Branson, Mo.; three brothers, James and Loyce "Mike" and his wife Elaine all of Cherokee, Iowa, and Robert and his wife Fran of Mason City, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thelma; and two brothers, Demont and Harlan.
Pallbearers will be Guiles Green, Bob Williams, Mike Tadlock, Mike Moore, Doug Greene, and David Woodford.
Memorials may be given to the Community United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Loah Woodrum, 73, formerly of Sioux City, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at her residence in Farmington, N.M.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Farmington, with the Rev. Darlene Makin officiating. The body has been cremated. La Quey Funeral Home of Farmington is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Woodrum was born Jan. 16, 1924, in Sioux City. She graduated from a Sioux City high school and attended two years of college in Sioux City. She married Kenneth Woodrum in 1946. The couple moved from Iowa to Colorado Springs, Colo. and then to Farmington.
She was one of the original organizers of the San Juan Animal League in Farmington, 24 years ago. She was very active in the League, where she served as secretary for many years and membership chairperson for 10 years.
Survivors include a brother and his wife, Louie and Betty Benton of Sioux City; an aunt, Mary Turk; an uncle, Edwin Robbins; and a niece, Candace Edwards.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989.
Memorials may be given to the San Juan Animal League in Farmington.
Lowell G. Bockelmann
HORNICK, Iowa - Lowell Gene Bockelmann, 34, of Hornick died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Climbing Hill, Iowa, with the Rev. Glenn Rachuy officiating. Burial will be in Little Sioux Township Cemetery at Smithland, Iowa. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at the Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa.
Mr. Bockelmann was born Oct. 31, 1962, in Battle Creek, Iowa, the son of David and Lois (Meyer) Bockelmann. He was raised in the Smithland area and graduated from Westwood High School in 1981. In 1984, he moved to a farm near Hornick. He married Lynne Rasmussen on Sept. 19, 1992, in Climbing Hill. In 1996, he organized, owned and operated a landscaping business, known as Bockelmann Landscaping.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He also volunteered as a coach for the Smithland Little League Ball Program.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Brad; a daughter, Jamie; two stepsons, Jeremy and Beau Koeppe; two stepdaughters, Brittany and McKinzi Koeppe; his father of Oto, Iowa; a brother and his wife, Lonnie and JoAnn of Smithland; a sister and her husband, Michele and Jesse Kirkendall of Sloan, Iowa; and his maternal grandfather, Louis Meyer of Smithland.
He was preceded in death by his mother; his maternal grandmother, Mahela Meyer; and paternal grandparents, Henry and Leta Bockelmann.
Marie G. Fullenkamp
BURBANK, S.D. - Marie G. Fullenkamp, 92, of Burbank died Tuesday at the Dakota Care Center in Vermillion, S.D.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home of Vermillion.
Patrick V. Gant
WESTFIELD, Iowa - Patrick V. "Pat" Gant, 78, of Geddes, S.D., formerly of Westfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1996, at the Platte Community Hospital in Geddes.
Mr. Gant was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Westfield, the son of Leonard and Cecelia (Dennison) Gant. He graduated from Westfield High School in 1936, and attended Iowa State University briefly. He moved to Geddes in the fall of 1936.
He married Beatrice "Boots" Roth on May 24, 1943. The couple ranched west of Geddes. In 1950, he took over the management of Gant Brothers Polled Herefords, and he also did production sales at the ranch for 40 years.
He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus since 1936. He served on the Geddes School Board for nine years. He worked with FFA livestock judging schools and 4-H. He was a past president of the South Dakota Hereford Association, and was selected as Honored Farmer at Little International in Brookings, S.D. He was instrumental in starting the South Dakota Junior Hereford Association.
Survivors include his wife; three sons and their wives, Michael and Mary Lou of Decorah, Iowa, Mark and Sandra and Dennis and Gloria all of Geddes; four daughters and their husbands, Maureen and Mike Johnson of Grand Junction, Colo., Nancy and LeWayne Cooper of Rapid City, S.D., Patrice and Bill Mushitz of Geddes, and Sheila and Randy Boyd of Mitchell, S.D.; 17 grandchildren; and two sisters, Eileen Herman of Lincoln, Neb. and Shirley Deaken of Valentine, Neb.
He was preceded in death by a brother; and an infant granddaughter.
Leona Mae Gotch
ALLEN, Neb. - Leona Mae Gotch, 94, of Allen died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Allen, with the Rev. Duane Marburger officiating. Burial will be in Eastview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Bressler-Humlicek Funeral Home of Wakefield, Neb.
Mrs. Gotch was born Dec. 2, 1902, in Allen, the daughter of Henry and Hattie (Walker) Brownell. She attended rural Sand Hill School and Allen High School. She married Roy Gotch on Nov. 29, 1922, in Sioux City. The couple farmed in the Allen community for several years, before moving into Allen in 1979. He died March 6, 1981.
She was baptisted and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Clifford and Rose of Allen and Bill and Myrna of South Sioux City; a daughter, Ruth Jensen of Dakota City; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Fern; two sisters, Nellie Ellis and Merle in infancy; eight brothers, Arthur, Ralph, Cleo "Mack", Roy, Bert, Richard, Jesse, and Jay; and a son-in-law, Donald Jensen.
Genevieve A. Mueller
SAC CITY, Iowa - Genevieve Ann Mueller, 80, of Sac City, formerly of Storm Lake, Iowa, died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at the Loring Hospital in Sac City following a sudden illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Clif Ellerbeck officiating. Burial will be in Storm Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be today, with the family present from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Fratzke Funeral Home of Storm Lake.
Mrs. Mueller was born May 16, 1916, in Early, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Josephine (Olson) Severson. Her family moved to a farm near Hayes Township, when she was an infant. She graduated from Hayes Consolidated School in 1934.
She married Raymond C. Mueller on June 14, 1941, in Storm Lake. The couple farmed northwest of Alta, Iowa until 1942, when they moved to their farm in Hayes Township. In August 1996, they moved to Oak Terrace Estates in Sac City.
She was a member of the Storm Lake United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was active in the United Methodist Women earning her WSCS Honorary pin for her service. The couple had been members of the Hayes Farmers Club for 40 years. She enjoyed baking and playing cards.
Survivors include her husband; a daughter and her husband, Sharon and Duane Anderson of Storm Lake; two grandsons, Bradley and Timothy Anderson; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Melvin and his wife Dorothy and Norman all of Storm Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial fund has been established.
Jessie Mae Sherlock
ELK POINT, S.D. - Jessie Mae (Girard) Sherlock, 84, of South Sioux City, formerly of Elk Point, S.D., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday 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 noon Friday at the Anderson Funeral Home of Elk Point. Visitation will resume at 3 p.m. Friday, with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m., at the church.
Mrs. Sherlock was born Aug. 9, 1912, at Jefferson, S.D., the daughter of William and Ethel (Sprague) Vermillion. She married Raymond Girard on Dec. 31, 1929, in Elk Point. The couple resided in Elk Point. He died Jan. 26, 1973. She married J.V. "Vince" Sherlock on Feb. 4, 1977, in Elk Point. The couple resided in Sioux City and South Sioux City for the past 20 years. She was employed as a seamstress for Younkers Department Store in Sioux City.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point and then St. Michael's Catholic Church in South Sioux City.
Survivors include her husband; four sons, Robert and his wife Marlene Girard of St. Paul, Minn., Jerry and his wife Deb Girard of Elk Point, David and his wife Jean Girard of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gary of Stevens Point, Wis.; four daughters and their husbands, Bonnie and Leo Albers and Donna and Ken Christopherson all of Vermillion, S.D., Kaye and Dick Dempsey of Sioux City, and Joyce and Darrel Tramp of Waseca, Minn.; a stepson, Gary Sherlock of Louisville, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Mary Hartman of Chandler, Ariz.; 30 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; and three brothers, Marion "Red" of Yucaipa, Calif., Glen of Lima, Ohio and William "Bill" of Beresford, S.D.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Olive Mills and Mildred Massey; a brother, Jay; and an infant son, Ronald.
Marian A. Stolle
WAKEFIELD, Neb. - Marian Ardith Stolle, 80, of Wakefield died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1997, at the Wakefield Health Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Concord, Neb., with the Rev. Bruce Schut officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Bressler-Humlicek Funeral Home of Wakefield.
Mrs. Stolle was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Wakefield, the daughter of Frank and Hulda (Carlson) Holm. She was baptized and confirmed at the Swedish Mission (Convenant) Church in Wakefield. She attended the rural Sand Creek School and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1934. She was employed as a home keeper in Omaha, Neb. She married Herman Stolle on June 24, 1937, in Omaha. The couple farmed near Concord before moving into Wakefield in 1986. She entered the Wakefield Care Center in August 1987, after suffering a stroke. He died Oct. 4, 1987.
She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and Confirmation classes. She was active in the Ladies Aid and the LWML organization and was a charter member of the Golden Rule Club in Concord.
Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Betty and Weldon Schwarten of Wakefield, Shirley and Loren Anderson of Fort Collins, Colo. and Jane and Richard Nethers of Los Alamitos, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter; five brothers; and two sisters.
ALTON, Iowa - Martha Kellen, 91, of Alton died Wednesday at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, with a rosary at 3 p.m. said by the St. Mary's Rosary Society and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the church. Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen, Iowa will be in charge of the arrangements.
Emil W. Sudman
WISNER, Neb. - Emil W. Sudman, 97, of Wisner died Monday, Feb. 3, 1997, at an Omaha, Neb. nursing home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Wisner Cemetery. Crosby-Kunold-Burket-Swanson-Golden Funeral Home of Omaha is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Sudman was born Nov. 2, 1899, in Sarben, Neb. He graduated from Paxton High School and Midland Lutheran College.
He married Margaret Marquardt on Aug. 2, 1927, in Freemont, Neb. He taught high school in Minden, North Bend and Scribner, Neb. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War II. From 1948 to 1968, the couple owned and operated Sudman Grocery in Wisner. She died February 1977.
He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner, serving as the treasurer for many years. In 1933, he was honored by Midland Lutheran College on the 70th anniversary of his graduation.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Rev. Dean and Barbara of Sioux City; a daughter, Ruth Rinde of Omaha; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, William of Silver Sorings, Md.
He was preceded in death by five brothers; and four sisters.
Earl J. Welte
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Earl J. Welte, 76, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of Storm Lake, died Jan. 24, 1996, in Mesa Ariz. following a sudden illness.
Mr. Welte was born in Danbury, Iowa. He had lived in Sioux City and Storm Lake before moving to Council Bluffs. He managed the Sunrise Camp Ground in Storm Lake for 20 years, and was a salesman for Farm Bureau and Life Investors for 20 years.
He was a member of the Waterloo Rotary Club, the Bellevue, Neb. Knights of Columbus, the St. Mary's Church in Bellevue, and the St. Patrick's Church in Council Bluffs.
Survivors include three daughters, Janice Rau of Council Bluffs, Linda Stender of Omaha, Neb. and Lois Stabb of Vinton, Iowa; two sons, David of San Antonio, Texas and Steven of Bellevue; three sisters, Alice Paulsen of Cushing, Iowa, Miriam Cooper of Mapleton, Iowa and Geraldine Steckleberg of Elk Point, S.D.; two brothers, Larry of Bloomington, Minn. and Maurice of Sergeant Bluff; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 1991.
Memorials may be given to St. Albert School.
Gary W. Wenham
KINGSLEY, Iowa - Gary W. Wenham, 55, of Kingsley died Monday, Feb. 4, 1997, at his residence of throat cancer.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Michael Gruhn officiating. There will be no visitation. Earnest-Dickison-Michaelson Funeral Home of Kingsley is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Wenham was born Oct. 17, 1941, in Sioux City, the son of Harold and Martha (VanderVelde) Wenham. He attended Longfellow Elementary School, East Junior High and graduated from East High School in 1960. He attended Morningside College and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. He did graduate work at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa. He married Debra Bottjen on June 4, 1977.
He was employed as a instrumental music instructor in eastern Iowa and at Hinton High School. He performed in many musical organizations.
He was a member of the First Lutheran Church. He enjoyed the outdoors and reading.
Survivors include his wife; three brothers and their wives, Duane and Louise of Sioux City, Richard and Colleen of San Diego, Calif. and Robert and Gail of Fort Worth, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Harold Jr.