Sunday, April 19, 1998
Sally L. Skarnulis
Sally L. Skarnulis, 83, of Sioux City died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Nativity with Monsignor Michael Sernett officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 6:30 to 9 p.m., a Scripture servcie at 7:30 p.m. and a rosary service at 8 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Mrs. Skarnulis was born Feb. 5, 1915, in Hartington, Neb., the daughter of Frank and Barbara (Manley) Riibe. She had lived in Sioux City since 1933. She married Al V. Skarnulis July 4, 1939, in Hartington. He died July 11, 1983, in Sioux City. She worked for the Biltmore Restaurant, Cudahays, and Morningside College. She was a member of Nativity Catholic Church and had been a longtime member of St. Casimir Catholic Church and the Rosary Society.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Mary Ann and Joseph Azara of Sioux City, and Joann and Thomas Imler of Burnsville, Minn.; two sons and their wives, William and Susan Skarnulis of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Patrick and Mary Skarnulis of Highland, Mich.; two brothers, Patrick and Vincent Riibe of Sioux City; a sister, Rita Kirchmeier of Sioux City; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a sister Madeline; and four brothers, Joe, Gene, Michael and Sylvester.
Pallbearers will be Cathy Szafranski, Kim Slaughter, Christy Skarnulis, James Azara, Warren Whitmore, and John Bishop.
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 with the Rev. Tony E. Green, pastor of Landmark Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Albaton Township, rural Sloan, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Tucker was born Sept. 6, 1953, in Vermillion, S.D., the daughter of Wayne E. and Delores E. (Olson) Beach. She was raised in Sergeant Bluff, graduating from Sergeant Bluff High School in 1971. She married Kirk A. Tucker Sept. 19, 1997, in Elk Point, S.D. She was a homemaker. She was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include her husband; her father; a son, Michael Tighe of Sioux City; a twin sister, Debra and her husband, Vernon Ross, of Sioux City; a sister Sandra and her husband Tim Holmberg of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Pallbearers will be Vernon Ross, Tim Holmberg, Butch Beach, Joe Mothershed, Eric Anthony, and Micah Riffey.
John T. Tucker
John T. Tucker, 83, of Sioux City died Friday at his son's home in Hornick, Iowa following an extended illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Cremation will follow the service. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. Monday with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Dorothy E. Triggs
Dorothy E. Triggs, 90, of Sioux City died Saturday April 18, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home following a long illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethany Lutheran Church with the Rev. Arnold Vehling officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Christy, Smith and Hockenberry is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Triggs was born July 10, 1907, in Belgrade, Neb., the daughter of Oliver W. and May (Allen) Money. She lived in Allen, Neb. until 1925. She married Wilfred S. "Bill" Triggs Sept. 25, 1925, in Dakota City, Neb. The couple then moved to Sioux City where she had lived since that time. He died Sept. 16, 1950. She was a homemaker for several years and later worked for Younkers. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and Jobes Daughter.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Susan and Dale Lisle, and Carolyn and Don Kessler, all of Sioux City; two sons, Roger and his wife, Martell, of Sioux City, and William "Bill" of Eugene, Ore.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Allen Money of Fairfield, Calif.
She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Amaryllis Karris, and Elizabeth Bruner; and a great-grandson.
Pallbearers will be Lee Kessler, Darin Kessler, Darrick, Lisle, Arron Lisle, Eric Haines, Frank Caporale, and Dan Wayziak.
Mamie Guntren, 89, of Sioux City, formerly of Storm Lake, Iowa, died Friday April 17, 1998, 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 with the Rev. Michael Erpelding officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today 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.
Mrs. Guntren was born was born April 11, 1909, on the family farm west of Rembrandt, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Kraft) Kacmarynski. She graduated from Rembrandt High School in 1926. She married Walter Guntren May 14, 1940, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake. The couple lived in Storm Lake where she was a homemaker. He died Jan 22, 1984. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, needlework, and flower gardening. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, an active member of St. Mary's Guild, and a member of the Circle and Swing Square Dance Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Nicolls of Sioux City, Betty Ann Moll of Knoxville, Iowa, and Jean and her husband, Earl Harper, of Johnson, Iowa; three sons and their wives, Robert and Susan of Storm Lake, Richard and Dodie, of Highland Ranch, Colo., and Ray and Karen of Sioux City; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Ed and Ruth Kacmarynski of Storm Lake; two sisters-in-law, Mary Kacmarynski of Mallard, Iowa, and Kathleen Kacmarynski of Des Moines, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by twin sisters, Laura and Nellie; and five brothers, John, Louis, Joseph, Matt, and Andy.
Raymond E. Sabo
Raymond E. Sabo, 77, of Sioux City died Friday, April 17, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Nativity with Monsignor Michael Sernett officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. today 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.
Mr. Sabo was born Oct. 16, 1920, in Sioux City, the son of August and Minerva (Larson) Sabo. A lifelong Sioux City resident, he graduated from Central High School in 1939. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Rita Nason June 18, 1949, in Sioux City. He was self-employed as a carpenter for several years and worked for a number of construction companies in Sioux City including several years with Chris Hansen Construction Company from which he retired in 1982. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and South Sioux City Eagles Lodge. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Emma Weston of Florida, and Viola Schenk of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews.
ONAWA, Iowa - Lucille "Mercy" Lovejoy, 48, of rural Walthill died Wednesday in Cleveland, Okla.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Alfred W. Gilpin Community Center in Macy, Neb. A Catholic Mass will be at 8 a.m. Monday at the Tribal office in Macy.
Pearson Funeral Home of Onawa is in charge of the arrangements.
Irvin B. Elsbury
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Irvin B. Elsbury, 72, of Cherokee, died Friday at his home.
Services with military rites by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W. will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
SPENCER, Iowa - Floyd Beaver, 86, of Spencer, formerly of Estherville, Iowa, died Saturday at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Burial with military service conducted by the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159 will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Monday with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
CORRECTIONVILLE, Iowa - Mona Lou Keller, 74, of Correctionville died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at her home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church in Correctionville. Burial will be at a later date in Correctionville Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at Barker Funeral Home in Correctionville.
Mrs. Keller was born Dec. 7, 1923, in Butterfield, Minn., the daughter of David and Emma (Kintzi) Vogt. She moved with her family to Pierson, Iowa as a child. She graduated from Pierson High School 1941. She married Donald Keller Oct. 13, 1944, in Tucson, Ariz. The couple lived in Correctionville. She worked as a bookkeeper for Isbell and Warren Insurance Agencies for 28 years, retiring in 1984. She enjoyed playing cards and was involved as a local volunteer. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Legion Auxillary, and UMW of the church.
Survivors include her husband; a son and his wife, Doug and Sue Keller of Indianola, Iowa; a daughter and her husband, Karla and Patrick O'Brien of Des Moines, Iowa; two brothers and their wives, David and Ruth Vogt of Scandia, Minn., and Roger and Karen Vogt of LaCrosse, Wisc.; two grandchildren, Erin Keller and Colin O'Brien; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
BATTLE CREEK, Iowa - Clyde William Wallace, 83, of Battle Creek died Thursday, April 16, 1998, at Willow Dale Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek with the Rev. Daniel Torkelson officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Mr. Wallace was born Jan. 2, 1915, in Battle Creek, the son of Elmer and Stella (Strain) Wallace. He graduated from Schaller High School in 1935. He married Pearl Clark Nov. 26, 1944, in Ida Grove, Iowa. He farmed near Battle Creek until 1960, after which he drove a tank wagon. He was a member of St. John's Luthran Church in Battle Creek.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Beverly and Kenneth Bower of Danbury, Iowa; two sons and their wives, Larry and Terri of Battle Creek, and James and Lois Ann of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Brent Bower, Renee Fritz, Michelle Lulf, Sarah Tarr, and Chris, Lee, and Korey Wallace; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris Hacker of Lawton, a brother, Lowell Wallace of Quincy, Wash.; and 22 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Minor; and a brother, Elery Wallace.
LAKE PARK, Iowa - Frank Mast Elliott, 70, of Lake Park, died Friday, April 17, 1998 in his home after a long illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Westminster Church in Worthington, Minn. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ottumwa, Iowa. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. today at Turner Funeral Home in Lake Park and 6 to 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Park.
Rev. Elliott was born May 16, 1927, in Ottumwa, the son of Wilson Dalrymple and Margaret Eleanor (Mast) Elliott. He attended Lincoln Grade School and Washington Junior High School, graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1946.
He served with the U.S. Army during the occupation of Japan from 1946 to 1947, and during the Korean War from 1950 to 1951, receiving the Combat Infantry Badge and two Honorable Discharges.
He graduated from Iowa State University in 1952 and taught Agriculture at West Branch, Iowa from 1952 to 1954. He married Anona Alice Rensink of Boyden, Iowa, June 12, 1953.
He received a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1957 and a Masters of Sacred Theology degree in 1976 from Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. In 1984, he received a Doctorate of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.
He served as pastor of the following churches: Beulah Presbyterian Church in Orion, Ill. from 1956 to 1960; Range Line Community Presbyterian Church in Hebron, Ind. from 1960 to 1964; First Presbyterian Church in Mishawaka, Ind. from 1964 to 1968; United Presbyterian Church in Goldfield, Iowa from 1968 to 1973; Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George, Iowa from 1973 to 1982; and First Presbyterian Church in Lake Park from 1982 to 1989. He also served as interim pastor at Alta, Iowa, Odebolt, Iowa, and Round Lake, Minn. from 1989 to 1991. He was a member of the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys Presbytery, having served on the Presbytery Council for six years. Before that he was part of Prospect Hill Presbytery, serving in many capacities, including Moderator of the Presbytery. He had received the Herbert Manning Award for Parish Ministry from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and was honored as Pastor Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church of Lake Park in 1997.
The couple worked in Wee Kirk Conferences for over 10 years, taking high school students on mission tours to New Mexico and Arizona. They also served as missionairies in Nigeria, Africa and Guatemala.
He enjoyed traveling, reading and canoeing. He was a member of the Worthington Turkey Trotters Square Dance Club.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Marcia Delle Elliott of Lincoln, Neb., Charissa and her husband, Dan Shaffer, of Sanborn, Iowa, Lila and her husband, Les Sybesma, of Sioux Center, Iowa, and Francine and her husband, Scott Lewison, of Emmetsburg, Iowa; six grandchildren, Sarah and Nicholas Shaffer, Heidi, Jennifer, and Cassandra Sybesma, and Megan Lewison; a brother, William Dall Elliott of Corpus Christi, Texas; a sister, Mary Hickman of McAllen, Texas; and his mother-in-law, Iva Rensink.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Leonard Rensink.
Joseph H. Niehus
REMSEN, Iowa - Joseph H. Niehus, 95, of Remsen, died Saturday at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Monday with a parish rosary at 3 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen.
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 Hawardn with the Rev. Andrew Chako officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery at Hawarden. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today 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.