Monday, April 6, 1998
VAIL, Iowa - Henry Wordekemper, 83, of Panora, Iowa, formerly of Vail, died Friday at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vail. Burial will be in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today, with a wake service at 7 p.m., at the Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa.
SPENCER, Iowa - Norene Hickey, 92, of Spencer died Friday at the Good Samaritan Center in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Burial will be in North Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at noon today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7:30 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
Henry L. Biede
HOMER, Neb. - Henry Louis "Heinie" Biede, 87, formerly of Homer, died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at the Methodist Manor Care Center in Storm Lake, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with the Rev. Ray Miller officating. Visitation will be after noon Tuesday, with the family present from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. until service time, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Omaha Valley Cemetery at Homer. Visitation with the family will following the burial service at the Homer American Legion Building.
Mr. Biede was born June 23, 1910, in Emerson, Neb., the son of William and Johanna (Frey) Biede. He attended school in Nebraska and farmed before becoming a butcher. He retired after working 26 years as a butcher in Homer.
He married Gertrude L. Steinman on Nov. 3, 1940, in Emerson. She died in 1971. In 1977, he married Farsina Price. She died in 1988.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Homer and the Homer Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing and playing his harmonica, which he performed on radio shows, county fairs and with the Lawrence Welk Band. He was also active in scouting.
Survivors include four sons, Duane and his wife Ardyce of Hastings, Neb., Walt of Storm Lake, Stanley and his wife Sharon of Evansville, Ind. and Hank and his wife Mary of Storm Lake; two daughters, Ylene Longwell of Minburn, Iowa and Betty and her husband Jeff Homan of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; a brother and his wife, Harry and Norma of The Dalles, Ore.; a sister and her husband, Elaine and Alfred Harris of Homer; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three borthers, Arnold, Leo and Louie; and two sisters, Leona and Norma.
A memorial fund has been established.
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Betty (Williams) Hinrichsen, 64, of El Cajon, Calif., formerly of Cherokee, died Monday, March 30, 1998, in California following a lengthy illness.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant View Cemetery at Hartley, Iowa. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.
WAKEFIELD, Neb. - Alice Walchek, 87, of Wakefield died Saturday at Immanuel Heritage Center in Omaha, Neb.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bressler-Humlicek Funeral Home in Wakefield. Burial will be in Wakefield Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Ruth C. Dawdy
Ruth C. Dawdy, 82, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Sieveking, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mrs. Dawdy was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Bronson, Iowa, the daughter of Peter and Bertha (Kamm) Wingert. She attended school in Bronson. She moved to Sioux City in 1935.
She married Ernest C. Dawdy on Feb. 25, 1935, in Sioux City.
Survivors include her husband; a son and his wife, Jerry and Karen of Sioux City; five daughters and their husbands, Shirley and Jerry Barth, Mildred and Ealre Volkert and Delores and Ralph Tuttle, all of Sioux City, Nancy and Dale Patten of Sergeant Bluff and Beverly and Gary Rocky of Carrollton, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Christenson of Sergeant Bluff; and a brother and his wife, William and Lela Wingert of Bronson.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jackie; and a brother, Carl Wingert.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Michael Barth, Scott Patten, Kelly Volkert, Jon Rocky, Greg Patten and Troy Dawdy.
Dean J. Calhoun
Dean J. Calhoun, 84, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Richard E. Kretzschmar, pastor of Whitfield United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mr. Calhoun was born July 17, 1913, in Lutton, Iowa, the son of Zed and Edith (Ewing) Calhoun. He moved to Sioux City in 1933.
He married Helen L. Snyder on June 2, 1934, in Sioux City. He began working in the dry cleaning business in 1933, and owned and operated Service Cleaners from 1948 to 1976.
He was a member of Whitfield United Methodist Church and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 77 for over 60 years.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Sally and Joe Norton Jr. of Sioux City; two grandchildren, Stacey Modrell and Joe Norton III; three great-grandchildren; an a niece.
He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers, Harold and Robert Calhoun and William Fouts.
Bruce E. Donahue
Bruce Edward Donahue, 67, of Sioux City died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at his residence following a brief illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Robert Rasmussen, pastor of Church on the Way, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mr. Donahue was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Laurel, Neb., the son of Edward and Esther (Bruce) Donahue. He moved with his family to Sioux City as a child. He graduated from Central High School. He served in the U.S. Navy.
He married Janice R. Laymon on Jan. 1, 1963, in Elk Point, S.D. He was employed with Chicago Northwestern Railroad and then with St. Joseph and Marian Health Center, retiring after 27 years. She died Oct. 7, 1990, in Sioux City.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 77. He was active in the Democratic Party and did volunteer work and fed the homeless.
Survivors include three sons and their wives, John and Johanna of Hollywood, Fla., Robert James and Lynn of Greenwood, Neb. and David Joseph and Janey of Tulsa, Okla.; his mother of Sioux City; two brothers, Roger and Gary, both of Sioux City; two sisters and their husbands, Mary Lee and Jim Conlon of Sergeant Bluff and Kay and Don Undine of St. Louis, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Ian S., Katelyn Jo, Matthew J. and Sara J.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert John; and a sister, Jeanine Donahue.
Pallbearers will be Joe, Mike and Dan Conlon, Donald Undine, Donald "Doc" Berens and Gary Moss.