Saturday, April 18, 1998
Marie A. Grundman
Marie A. Grundman, 84, of Sioux City died Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Beth Shalom, with spiritual leader Jim Sherman of Congregation Beth Shalom officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Grundman was born May 12, 1913, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Adolf and Sarah (Cohen) Bernat.
She married Joseph Grundman on Aug. 19, 1934. The couple operated the Cherokee Fruit and Grocery Store in Cherokee, Iowa for 25 years. After moving to Sioux City, she was a homemaker. He died Dec. 6, 1994, in Sioux City.
She was a member of Shaare Zion, now Congregation Beth Shalom. She was also a member of Hadassah and Shaare Zion Women's League, now Congregation Beth Shalom Sisterhood.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Rosalie and Kirk Ivener of Sioux City; five grandchildren, Randall, Terry, Jeramy and Tiphany Ivener and Stephanie Liebman; two great-grandchildren; a special friend, Dorothy Lefko; and a niece and nephew.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ida Bernat and Bessie Koshland.
Memorials in her name may be directed to either Hadassah, the Diabetes Association or Congregation Beth Shalom.
Dona L. Tucker
Dona L. Tucker, 44, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Thursday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in rural Sloan, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Madeline P. Peterson
Madeline Kelsene Preston Sanford Peterson, 83, died Wednesday April 15, 1998, at Indian Hills Care Center in Sioux City.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today at Nelson-Berger Funeral Home, Northside Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Mrs. Peterson was born March 13, 1915, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Perry and Edna (Arthur) Preston. After graduation from East High School and then Morningside College, she received her teaching degree. She taught a year in Alton, Iowa, after which she married Ward Sanford. The couple then moved to New Jersey where they were employed by Mack Truck. Following World War II they moved to Okoboji, Iowa and started a trucking company. He died in a trucking accident after which she moved to Seattle.
In 1950, she became a teacher on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in Montana for four and a half years. In 1955, she married John Peterson of Sioux City. The couple worked for the government on the Barstow, Calif. Marine Corps Base. She investigated the merit and application for the military of new ideas and inventions. He died in 1968. She moved back to Sioux City five years later. In 1994, she became a resident of NorthPark Terrace. She was a member of Wimodausis and Grace Methodist Church. She had also established a scholarship fund at the University of Iowa Foundation for Native American Women.
Survivors include a sister and her husband, Marian and George Pusack of Davidson, N.C.; a brother and his wife, Donald and LaDonna Preston of Sioux City; two nephews; and a niece.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Preston.
Memorials may be given in her name to the scholarship fund at the University of Iowa Foundation for Native American Women or the Abu Bekr Children's Transportation Fund.
Donald D. Benningsdorf
Donald D. Benningsdorf, 68, of Fort Collins, Colo., formerly of Sioux City, died unexpectedly Wednesday April 15, 1998, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Fort Collins with the Rev. Ronald P. Nickel officiating. The body was cremated. There will be no visitation.
Mr. Benningsdorf was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Ricketts, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Ida (Fick) Benningsdorf. He graduated from high school in Charter Oak, Iowa in 1947. He enrolled at Wayne State University, but was drafted into the U.S. Army. He married Joyce Mankenberg June 22, 1951, in Fort Jackson, S.C. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army on April 15, 1957. He worked for Vis-Vita in Sioux City from 1953 until 1970 when he moved to Fort Collins. He worked as office manager of Farmland Industries in Ault, Colo. for 20 years and served as manager for several years prior to his retirement in 1990.
He was an active member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, woodworking and other hobbies. He also enjoyed sports, especially football and baseball.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Becky and Duane Shull of Englewood, Colo; two sons, Bruce and his wife Kristi of Yuma, Colo, and Brad of Fort Collins; and two grandchildren, Brock and Brittany
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, La Verne Benningsdorf.
Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church Foundation in care of Reager Funeral of Fort Collins.
Mamie Guntren, 89, of Sioux City, formerly of Storm Lake, Iowa, died Friday at the home of her daughter in Sioux City.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday with a Legion of Mary rosary at 3:30 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Raymond E. Sabo
Raymond E. Sabo, 77, of Sioux City died Friday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Nativity Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. at the Larkin Morningside Funeral Home.
John T. Baker
John T. Baker, Sr., 83, of Sioux City died Friday; Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
DENISON, Iowa - Donna M. Knittel, 61, of Kearney, Neb., formerly of Denison, died Thursday at the Good Samaritan Center, in Kearney.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Lutheran Church in Kearney. Burial will be in Kearney Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney and one hour prior to service time Monday at the church.
BANCROFT, Neb. - Donald Floyd Carey, 80, of Stephens City, Va., formerly of Bancroft, Neb., died Wednesday at the Winchester Medical Center in Stephens City.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Covenant Church of Pender in Pender, Neb. Burial will be in the Bancroft Cemetery in Bancroft. Visitation will be 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Munderloh Funeral home in Pender.
IRENE, S.D. Alta Skogen, 94, of Irene died Wednesday at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Irene.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Irene. Burial will be in Bloomington Cemetery in Geddes, S.D. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. at Hansen Funeral Home in Irene.
DENISON, Iowa Emma Hast, 98, of Denison died Thursday at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial will be in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
DENISON, Iowa - Helen Hachmeister, 92, of Denison, died Thursday at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial will be in the Cottonwood Cemetery in Lake City, Iowa. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
Agnes L. Frank
HAWARDEN, Iowa - Agnes L. Frank, 77, of Hawarden died unexpectedly Thursday April 16, 1998, at Hawarden Community Hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Andrew Chako officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery at Hawarden. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Porter-Dow Funeral Home in Hawarden.
Mrs. Frank was born July 5, 1920, in Union County, S.D., near Hawarden, the daughter of John and Naomi (Robertson) Raynie. She graduated from Hawarden High School in 1940.
She married Willis Frank Sept. 28 1941, in Hawarden. They lived in Hawarden where she was employed in many local establishments including JC Penney, Skogmo's and Sears. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Hawarden.
Survivors include her husband; a son and his wife, Kirk Frank and Pam Dillon of Haines, Alaska; two daughters, Brenda Frank of Sioux City, and Dianna and her husband, Peter J. Dekkers, of Hawarden; two sisters-in-law, Louise Raynie of Wheatridge, Colo., and Gerd Raynie of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Chris Dekkers and Kari Weidenaar; four nieces; and eight nephews.
Harold V. Baker
MOVILLE, Iowa - Harold V. Baker, 91, of Moville, died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Kingsley.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Moville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold E. Werley officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery in Rock Branch, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. McCulloch Funeral Home in Moville in in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Baker was born Jan. 6, 1907, in Arlington Township, rural Moville, the son of John and Martha (Short) Baker. He married Ethel Margaret Short June 10, 1929, in Malvern, Iowa. A lifelong area resident and farmer, he lived on the same farm for 70 years, and moved into Moville in 1977. He was a member of Moville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd; and a sister, Zelma Byerley.
INWOOD, Iowa - Louis August Rentschler, 91, of Inwood died Thursday April 16, 1998, at the Fellowship Village in Inwood.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Inwood with the Rev. Dr. William Breen officiating. Burial will be in Richland Cemetry. Visitation will be Sunday with the family present from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Inwood.
Mr. Rentschler was born August 1, 1906, south of Rock Valley, Iowa, the son of George and Elizabeth (Winterfeld) Rentschler. He attended country school through the third grade when the family moved to Le Mars, Iowa, where he graduated from high school and attended one year at Westmar College. He farmed for a while north of Inwood with his brother George. He married Laverne Enstrom Jan. 1, 1930, in Rock Rapids, Iowa. The couple farmed north of Inwood. She died Nov. 1, 1978. He moved to Inwood in 1980, Good Samaritan Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. in 1995, and Fellowship Village in Inwood July 10, 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Norman and his wife, Connie of Inwood, and Louis C. of Edina, Minn.; a daughter, Donna Jean Rentschler of Sioux Falls; a daughter-in-law, Rosalind Kerns of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Donald; two brothers, Ernest and George; and five sisters, Rose Rentschler, Cora Ahrendt, Laura Dominick, Bertha Weber, adn Lillian Sheeler.
ROCK VALLEY, Iowa - Tony DeBey, 76, of Rock Valley died Thursday April 16, 1998, on his farm.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Rock Valley with the Rev,. Harlan DeJong officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.
Mr. DeBey was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Dispatch, Kan., the son of George and Minnie (Rotman) DeBey. He graduated from high school in Cawker City, Kan., and in 1941, began working for farmers in the Sioux Center, Iowa area. He married Jeanette Mulder July 20, 1945, in Sioux Center. The couple farmed west of Rock Valley from 1946 until 1992 when they moved to Rock Valley. He was an Elder and Deacon at First Reformed Church and for many years was a board member of Farmers Elevator and Rock Valley Community School. He was also on the Sioux County Extension Council.
Survivors include his wife; three sons and their wives, Earl and Mary Ann of Rock Valley, Galen and Kris of Bismarck, N.D., and Paul and Karmin of Sioux City; two daughters and their husbands, Mary and Roy Kanwit of Spencertown, N.Y., and Minda and Paul Babinate of Sioux City; two brothers, Ray and his wife, Dena of Sioux Center, and Donald of Fresno, Calif.; a sister and her husband, Ruth and Darrell Miller of Downs, Kan.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Piatt and Retha Douglas.
Eugene D. Swain
PAULLINA, Iowa - Eugene Dewitt Swain, 67, of Paullina died Thursday April 16, 1998, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina with the Rev. Steven Hayden officiating. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery in Paullina. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina.
Mr. Swain was born Sept. 21, 1930, near Perry, Iowa, the son of Roy and Imogene (Morgan) Swain. He received his education in Ogden, Iowa before moving to Clear Lake, Iowa where he graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1949. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1950 to 1954, after which he attended Junior College in Mason City, Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. In 1959 he began working for the Northern Natural Gas Company as a field technician and in 1962 moved to Paullina. He married Judy Feldotto June 5, 1965, at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. The couple lived in Paullina where he retired as district manager for Northern Gas in 1986. He was a bus driver for the South O'Brien School District in Paullina until ill health forced his retirement. He had been baptized into the Methodist faith and was later confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina where he was currently a member serving as both an Elder and a Trustee. He was a former member of the Paullina Lion Club, having served as president. He was also a former member of the Sports Complex Committee in Paullina.
Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, David and Nicole of West Des Moines, Iowa; a daughter and her husband, Wendy and Mark Rees of Spencer, Iowa; three sisters, Velora Tefft and Georgia Norem, both of Clear Lake, Iowa, and Karen Moats of Middleton, Idaho; a brother, Clarence of Fort Dodge, Iowa; his mother-in-law, Esther Feldotto of Paullina; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Jan Feldotto of Paullina; and several other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Maurice.
Helen I. Hirocke
VERMILLION, S.D. - Helen I. Hirocke, 76, of Vermillion died Friday, April 17, 1998, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion with the Rev. Jeff Mantz and Gene Thin Elk officiating. Burial will be in Bluff View Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Monday with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hirocke was born Nov. 1, 1922, in Lake Andes, S.D., the daughter of Joseph C. and Ida (LaRoy) Oakie. She attended the Pierre Indian School until the eighth grade. He married Joseph C. Hirocke, Sr. Jan. 22, 1946, in Elk Point, S.D. He died March 6, 1995. She was a homemaker and attended Vermillion Assembly of God Church in Vermillion. She had been a resident of Vermillion since 1971.
Survivors include six daughters, Deanna Drappeau of Wagner, S.D., Nadine Burow of Yankton, JoAnn Mentzer of Ponca, Neb., Rose Hirocke of Vermillion, Ella Kahle of Yankton, and Deborah Iddings of Vermillion; four sons, Raymond of Indiana, Leslie of Ames, Iowa, Michael of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Joe, Jr. of Springfield, S.D.; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Clifford Hirocke and Gordon Horn Eagle; a grandson, Mark Burow; three brothers; and a sister.
PETERSON, Iowa - Joan Peterson, 67, of Peterson died Friday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Church of Christ in Cherokee, Iowa. A family prayer service will be at 10:45 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be in Cherokee Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.
RUTHVEN, Iowa - Heath Christian, 30 of Ruthven, died Thursday in Ruthven.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Sunday and all day Monday with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
PAULLINA, Iowa - Evelyn Lundie, 78, of rural Paullina, died Friday at Baum-Harmon Hospital in Primghar.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Germantown, Iowa. Burial will be at a later date at Meriden Cemetery in Meriden, Iowa. There will be no visitation. Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home of Paullina is in charge of the arrangements.
BERESFORD, S.D. - Lois St.Pierre, 81, of Beresford died Thursday at her home.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Beresford. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in rural Beresford. Visitation will be noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford with a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. at the church.
Roger D. Bengston
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Roger D. Bengston, 50, of Cheyenne, Wyo., formerly of Cherokee, died Thursday at his home following a brief illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. The body will be cremated following the services Monday. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
BATTLE CREEK, Iowa - Clyde Wallace, 83, of Battle Creek died Thursday at Willow Dale Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Wendell V. Johnson
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Wendell V. Johnson, 77, of Storm Lake, died Thursday at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Hope Evangelical Free Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Scandinavian Cemetery in Alta, Iowa. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake.