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Woodbury County, Iowa Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Woodbury County, Iowa Obituary Collection - 87

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Date: Sunday, 5 September 2010, at 7:49 p.m.

Thursday, March 6, 1997
Victor W. Alvey Jr.
Victor W. Alvey Jr., 78, of Hemet, Calif., formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 1997.

Catholic services and burial were held in San Jacinto, Calif.

Mr. Alvey was born in Springfield, Mo., the son of Victor W. and Mary (Griesemer) Alvey. He moved to Sioux City at an early age. He attended Sioux City schools and graduated from Central High School and Morningside College, with a degree in aeronautical engineering.

He moved to Baltimore, Md. in 1941, and married Alice Hockett of Sioux City. He was employed with Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Company during World War II. He received his master's degree in aeronautics from New York University.

After the war, he moved to Northridge, Calif. and became associated with North American Aviation and Astec Engineering. He was in charge of the wing design section, designing structurals of the X-15 Rocket Plane, the B-70 Bomber, Boeing 757 and 767, and spent two years in Paris, France, on the design of the British French Concord.

He enjoyed amatuer radio, where he was an instructor and counselor for new license applicants, model railroads and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Victor Warren and his wife Yvonne of Thousand Oaks, Calif. and Donald of Hemet, Calif.; a daughter, Patricia of Hemet; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, John "Ted" and his wife Evelyn of Sioux City and Rev. J. Paul of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and a sister and her husband, Geraldine and Harvey Nelson of Santa Paula, Calif.

Carol K. McCrory
Carol K. "Schmidt" McCrory, 73, of Sergeant Bluff died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at her resdience following a brief illness.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at
Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Wolfram, pastor of Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. McCrory was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Butler, S.D., the daughter of Ray and Matie (Clausen) Pippert. She graduated from Butler High School, as class valedictorian, in 1943. She had lived in Seattle, Wash., a few years before moving to Sergeant Bluff in the 1960s.

She married Burton C. Schmidt on June 19, 1943, in Seattle. He died Dec. 8, 1989, in Sioux City. She married Henry A. McCrory on Dec. 7, 1993, in Las Vegas, Nev. He died Nov. 6, 1994, in Sioux City.

She had taught school a few years and was a riviter in a war factory in Seattle during World War II. She had been employed at Sears for several years and then Ferrill Gas Company for several years before retiring in 1991.

She was a member of the Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church, where she had done volunteer work and the Sergeant Bluff American Legion Auxillary. She had sung with a band in her earlier years and enjoyed dancing.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Gary and Lee Anne Schimdt of Wayne, Neb.; five daughters, Sharon Rae Schimdt of Sioux City, Patricia and her husband Dennis Neises of West Plains, Mo., Cynthia Schimdt of Manhatten, Kan., Cathy and her husband Tim Gilbert of Sergeant Bluff, and Kenda Standley of West Plains, Mo.; 17 grandchildren, Shannon, Kristi, Jim, Alex, Kezia, Tomorrow, Sunday, Jamie, Melissa, Alysia, Kristine, Jesse, Daniel, Kate, Adam, Cori, and Megan; three great-grandchildren; and a sister and her husband, Delores and Marvin Berg of Lily, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, William; and a granddaughter, Michelle.

Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.

Edith Z. Ristau
Edith Z. Ristau, 84, of Sioux City died Monday, March 3, 1997, at a Sioux City nursing home following a lengthy illness.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Alex T. Washington officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Morningside Post 697. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. (Shuminsky) Ristau was born Aug. 30, 1912, in Sioux City. She attended Sioux City Public Schools and Morningside College. She served in the U.S. Air Force from December 1943 to March 1946.

She married Bruno Ristau on April 4, 1947, in Sioux City. He died March 2, 1983, in Sioux City. She had been employed at Swift's Packing Company for 11 years.

Survivors include a son, Mark of Minneapolis, Minn.; a daughter, Marsha Rawlins of South Webster, Ohio; three grandchildren; and four sisters, Cynthia Farrin of Dallas, Texas, Mary Holford of Bellevue, Neb., Rose Gamache of Florence, Colo., and Elizabeth Anderson of Grand Prairie, Texas.

She was preceded in death by a son, Kirk.

Beulah I. Sorensen
Beulah Irene Sorensen, 91, of South Sioux City died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at South Sioux City First Southern Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tim Golding officiating. Burial will be in Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Becker-Hunt Funeral Home of South Sioux City.

Mrs. Sorensen was born May 21, 1905, in Emerson, Neb., the daughter of Elmer and Reca (Tiederman) Evans. She married Viggo Sorensen on June 21, 1926, in Yankton, S.D.

The couple farmed in the Wakefield and Walthill, Neb. areas. They retired in 1971, and moved to South Sioux City. He died Feb. 24, 1984.

She was a member of the South Sioux City Southern Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Russell of Thurston, Neb. and Donald and his wife Evelyn of Overland Park, Kan.; two brothers, Harold of Wayne, Neb. and Tony of Pender, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Earl; and three brothers, William, Lee and Floyd.

Pallbearers will be Brian, Jay, Steven, Phillip, and Cecil Sorensen, and Brett Johnston.

Helen Bowman
ONAWA, Iowa - Helen Bowman, 91, of Onawa died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at the Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Onawa, with the Rev. Donald R. Ludwick officiating. Burial will be in Onawa Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the Pearson Funeral Home of Onawa.

Mr. Bowman was born July 3, 1905, in Ute, Iowa, the daughter of Marion Wright and Nellie Maude (Champion) Dorothy. She moved to Montana, with her family, as a child.

She married Walter Richardson on May 4, 1927, in Billings, Mont. The couple owned and operated a restaurant and hotel in Forsyth, Mont., before moving to Onawa in 1929. He died June 11, 1943, in Hot Springs, S.D. She married George Bowman on July 15, 1946, in Sioux City. He died Dec. 30, 1986, in Omaha, Neb.

She was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Shirley and Bill Harl of Little Sioux, Iowa and Virginia and Eldon Emmick of Clear Lake, Iowa; five sons, Kenneth and his wife Shirley, Keith, Charles and his wife Marilyn, Larry and his wife Jenette all of Onawa, and Guy and his wife Shirley of Whiting, Iowa; three stepdaughters, Irene Franklin of Sioux City, Kathryn Cooper of Yucaipa, Calif. and Georgine Mattas of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Nell Stahlman of Mills City, Ore. and Ruth Howell of Sheridan, Wyo.; two brothers, Ted Dorothy of Sundance, Wyo. and Raymond Gale Dorothy of Mills City, Ore.; 25 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a son, Don; a stepson, George Jr.; two brothers, Emmett and Edward; two sisters, Grace Cosgrove and Arby Kelly; and three grandsons, Kelley, Bradley and Jay.

Lois Conrad
LINN GROVE, Iowa Lois Conrad, 73, of Linn Grove died Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove. Burial will be in Barnes Township Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

Grace Gryzanoski
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Grace Haverhals Gryzanoski, 88, of Orange City died Wednesday at the Brentwood Good Samaritian Center in Le Mars, Iowa.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church in Orange City. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens near Le Mars. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 4 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 8 p.m., at the VanEtten-Oolman-VanGelder Funeral Home of Orange City.

James L. Ingram
ONAWA, Iowa - James LeRoy Ingram, 47, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Onawa, died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at a Omaha hospital following a brief illness.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sievers Sprinck Funeral Home in Fort Calhoun, Neb. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington, Va. at a later date. The body was cremated. There will be no visitation. Sievers Sprick Funeral Home of Fort Calhoun, Neb. and Pearson Funeral Home of Onawa is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Ingram was born Aug. 21, 1949, in Onawa, the son of Kenneth and Shirley (Mesenbrink) Ingram. He attended Onawa High School and over two years at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. He served with the U.S. Army Military Police during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

He married Barbara Ann Otte on Aug. 28, 1993, in Blair, Neb. He was employed at Harry Hill Service Station in Onawa during high school, as a heavy equipment operator for Monona Constructors of Onawa doing various projects in Iowa and Nebraska, and at Negis and Sweney in Omaha.

He was baptized and confirmed at the First Christian Church in Onawa. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1 in Omaha and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Christy of Onawa, Cathy and Christina both of Sloan, Iowa; his parents; five brothers, Robert and his wife Pat of Charles City, Iowa, Don and his wife Peg, Steve, and Bruce all of Onawa, and Mike and his wife Micki I. of Mapleton, Iowa; two sisters, Marilyn and her husband Phil Schroder and Tracy Ingram all of Onawa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gary in June 1981; his maternal grandparents; and his paternal grandparents.

Lulia Mae Morris
WAYNE, Neb. Lulia Mae Morris, 91, of South Sioux City, formerly of Wayne, died Monday, March 3, 1997, at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Schumacher Funeral Home in Wayne, with the Rev. Gail Axen officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery at Carroll, Neb. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Morris was born Jan. 30, 1906, in Bloomfield, Neb., the daughter of Alex and Margaret (Doty) Henegar. She graduated from Wayne High School in 1924, and attended one year at Wayne Normal College.

She married Emrys Morris on March 3, 1926, near Carroll, Neb. The couple farmed in the Carroll and Wayne areas until moving to Wayne in 1955.

She was a member of the Zion Congregational Church near Carroll.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Patty and Robert Curry of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Penny Jasman, Barb Parks and Mark Curry; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother; and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Mark and Brandon Curry, Tony and Steve Parks, David Lyman, and Arnie Jasman.

Anna Ott
REMSEN, Iowa - Anna Ott, 94, of Remsen died suddenly Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at the Happy Siesta Nursing Home in Remsen.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Robert L. Eggers officiating. Burial will be in Remsen City Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and a prayer service 7:30 p.m., at the church. Moeller Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Ott was born Sept. 27, 1902, in Secor, Ill., the daughter of Harm and Grace (Luitjen) Seggerman. She moved to the Remsen area as a child, where she attended rural schools.

She married John William Ott on June 2, 1921, in Remsen. The couple farmed south of Remsen until they retired in 1973, when they moved into Remsen.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She was longtime member of the Christ Lutheran Church, where she was a honorary member of the Ladies Aid, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxillary, and the Jolly Bidders Card Club. She enjoyed tatting.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Donald and Vickie of Le Mars, Iowa, Arnold and Colleen of Remsen and Curtis and Doris of Kingsley, Iowa; four sisters, Alma Cherner of Primghar, Iowa, Gloria Potts of Scottsdale, Ariz., Dorothy Dorr of Marcus, Iowa, and Betty Johnson of Archer, Iowa; two brothers, Bob of Marcus, Iowa and Bill of Storm Lake, Iowa; ten grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; four sisters, Gertrude Wictor, Carolyn Rexroat, and two in infancy; and three brothers, Herman, Harm and Eilert.

Ella M. Smith
CENTERVILLE, S.D. - Ella Margaret Smith, 93, of Centerville died Monday at the Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg, S.D.

Funeral Mass services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Centerville. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Wass Funeral Home in Centerville. There will be a wake service at 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Mrs. Smith was born July 4, 1093, in Backus, Minn., the daughter of William L. and Hazel (Spicer) Harvey. She moved, with her family, to Canistota, S.D., where she received her education and graduated in 1920. She attended Eastern State Normal School in Madison, S.D. and taught in rural schools for three years.

She married Joel Smith on Sept. 2, 1922, in Madison, S.D. The couple lived in Canistota for two years before moving to Centerville in 1924. He died in May 1957. She returned to college, graduating from the University of South Dakota in 1966, with a degree in elementary education and a special education endorsement. She taught in rural schools, at Faith School for the mentally handicapped, and in Canton, S.D. She retired in 1972, after 22 years of teaching, and moved back to Centerville.

She was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, where she was active in the Altar Society and choir. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, the Country Garden Club, the Royal Neighbors, the Centerville Senior Citizens, and the American Legion Auxillary.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Robert and Patricia of Dillsburg, Pa.; four daughters, Bonnie Schroeder of Orlando, Fla., Joyce and her husband James McMartin of Sioux City, Maxine and her husband Herb Bode of Clitherall, Minn., and Kathleen and her husband Dennis Nordquist of Wickenburg, Ariz.; a sister, Gladys Bohlman of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 21 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur and Albert; two sisters, Alice Larsen and Violet Loewen; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.

Sherry K. Stephens
BOYDEN, Iowa Sherry K. Stephens, 55, of Boyden died Saturday at her residence.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Reformed Church in Boyden. Burial will be in Sheridan Township Cemetery near Boyden. Visitation, with the family, will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden.

Alma E.C. Vohs
GALVA, Iowa - Alma Emma Caroline Vohs, 93, of Galva died Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein, Iowa, with the Rev. Curtis Benson and Intern Carl Hansen officiating. Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Barker Funeral Home of Holstein.

Mrs. Vohs was born Sept. 28, 1903, in Kiel Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, the daughter of Carl and Johanna (Roden) Weiss. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She came to the United States in September 1925.

She married George Vohs on Feb. 6, 1929, in Sioux City. He died Jan. 23, 1982. The couple farmed near Washta and later northeast of Holstein. They moved to Galva in 1954. She moved to Methodist Manor in March 1993.

She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church W.E.L.C.A., the Church Circle, the American Legion Auxillary, the Busy Bee's Sewing Club, and the Civic Club in Galva. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and knitting.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Lester and Colleen of Glava; four grandchildren, Jeff, Julie, Lisa and Joel; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Albin, Karl and Hugo; and three sisters, Rosa Kruse, Elly Dambeck, and Maria Obermuller.

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