Wednesday, April 8, 1998
Sylvia E. Israel
Sylvia E. Israel, 87, of Sioux City died Monday, April 6, 1998, at a Sioux City retirement home following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 6 p.m. today at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel, with James Sherman, spirit-ual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom, officiating. Visitation with the family will follow the service until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Additional services will be at 9:45 a.m. Friday at Park West Riverside Funeral Chapel in New York City. Burial will be in Cypress Hills Cemetery in New York City.
Mrs. Israel was born Nov. 19, 1910, in New York City, the daughter of Theodore and Sarah (Rosenthal) Herzberg. She gradauted from Theodore Rossevelt High School in the Bronx, in 1938.
She was employed as an executive secretary for J.C. Penney and Leona Helmsley.
She married Arthur J. Israel on Dec. 18, 1932, in New York. The couple lived in New York until 1974, when they moved to West Palm Beach, Fla. He died March 17, 1976, in West Palm Beach. She had been a resident of Sioux City since 1993.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Dr. Jerry and Carol Israel of Sioux City and Alan and Catherine Fredericks of Old Bridge, N.J.; six grandchildren, Deborah Ann, Jeff and Mark Israel, and Lon, Todd and Caitlin Fredericks; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Herzberg.
Memorials in her name may be directed to the Sunrise Manor Retirement Community.
Anna C. Rysta
Anna C. Rysta, 95, of Sioux City died Monday, April 6, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Morningside Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Kevin Lee officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visit-ation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel.
Miss Rysta was born Sept. 11, 1902, in Genesis, Tenn., the daughter of Charles and Annie (Nelson) Rysta. She graduated from Crossville High School in Crossville, Tenn. In 1919, she moved with her family to Sioux City.
She was employed with Daily Casket Company for 40 years.
She was a member of Morningside Lutheran Church, where she was formerly active in choir, Sunday School, Lutheran Daughters of the Reformation, Mary Circle and Prayer Fellowship of Morningside.
Survivors include a sister, Lillian Salsness of Sioux City; a brother and his wife, Arthur and Violet Rysta of Sioux City; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial will be established in her name.
George Olsen Jr.
George L. Olsen Jr., 68, of Sioux City died Saturday at his residence following a brief illness.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., a Masonic service at 7 p.m. followed by an Order of the Eastern Star service, all at the funeral home.
James R. McNaughton
James R. McNaughton, 63, of Dakota City died Monday, April 6, 1998, at his residence.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home, with Mr. Ronald Thompson, ministerial servant of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Lincoln, Neb., officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 376. Visitation will be from 1 to 8:30 p.m. today, with the family present after 6:30 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mr. McNaughton was born Oct. 5, 1934, in Macy, Neb., the son of LeRoy E. and Mildred E. (Fiscus) McNaughton. He was raised in the Macy area.
He was a veteran of the Korean War.
He married Dorothy Purcell on July 21, 1961, in South Sioux City.
He was employed as a construction laborer and had been a resident of Dakota City for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, James R. II and Donelle of Norfolk, Neb.; a daughter, Theresa McNaughton of Dakota City; five brothers, Ed and his wife, Marlene, of Hutchinson, Kan., Darrell of Conway, Ark., Phillip and his wife, Jeanette, of Sanborn, Iowa, Douglas and his wife, Marty, of Sioux City and Richard and his wife, Patricia, of South Sioux City; two sisters, Emma Easton and Judy and her husband, Ronald Thompson, of Sioux City; a sister-in-law, Lola Balstad of Sioux City; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Russell E. and Joseph A.
Pallbearers will be Tom, Joel, Adam and John McNaughton and Vince and Joseph Thompson.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Merle F. Lukecart
Merle Fremount Lukecart, 88, of Sioux City died Tuesday, April 7, 1998, following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Berkemier Funeral Home, with the Rev. Merrill G. Muller officiating. Burial will be in McCook Cemetery, North Sioux City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Lukecart was born April 9, 1909, in Sioux City, the son of Andrew and Ethel (Fosnaught) Lukecart.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1926 to 1930. He lived in Philadelphia, Pa., where he was employed as a radio production supervisor for Philco Radio Corporation until 1943. He rejoined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II.
Following his discharge, he returned to Sioux City, where he was employed as a roofer with Guarantee Roffing for many years.
He was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 54.
Thad W. Stephens
Thad W. Stephens, 29, of Sioux City died Monday in Sioux City.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 6 p.m., at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel.
Michael R. Brown
HULL, Iowa - Michael Ray "Mike" Brown, 20, of Hull died Sunday, April 5, 1998, at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Reformed Church in Hull, with the Rev. Brad Langstraat officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery at Hull. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m., at American Reformed Church in Hull. Oolman Funeral Home of Hull is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Brown was born March 30, 1978, in Rock Valley, Iowa, the son of Larry Ray and Jan Carol (Nettinga) Brown. He was raised in Hull, where he worked at the Hull Bakery while attending high school. He graduated from Boyden-Hull High School in 1996.
He was employed with Rosenboom Machine and Tool in Sheldon, Iowa, for a year. He was attending Southeast Technical College in Sioux Falls and working at Hy-Vee Stores there.
He was a member of American Reformed Church, where he had taught catechism and Sunday School. He had been active in Teens Encounter Christ and Young Adults T.E.C.. He was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his parents of Hull; a sister, Jennifer, and a brother, Daniel, both at home; grandparents, Morris and Vergie Nettinga of Hull and George L. Brown of Odessa, Mo.; and 18 aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maxine Brown.
Gunnard J. Carlson
PIERSON, Iowa - Gunnard J. Carlson, 86, of Pierson died Tuesday at Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center in Correctionville, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pierson United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Grand Meadow Cemetery, rural Washta, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m., at Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.
HARTINGTON, Neb. - Martin Jansen, 65, of Hartington died Monday at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton, Neb. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Constance, Neb. Wintz Funeral Home of Croft is in charge of the arrangements.
Kenneth L. Metcalf
HOLLY SPRINGS, Iowa - Kenneth L. Metcalf, 83, of Holly Springs died Monday at his residence.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home in Sioux City. Burial will be in Willow Township Cemetery at Holly Springs. Visitation will be from 2 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Lois A. Powers
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Lois Alta Powers, 89, of Storm Lake died Tuesday at Methodist Manor Care Center in Storm Lake following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Church of Christ in Storm Lake. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake.
Eldon E. Terry
ONAWA, Iowa - Eldon E. Terry, 83, of Onawa died Monday at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church in Onawa. Burial will be in Soldier Valley Cemetery, rural Pisgah, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa.
Martin F. Weber
BERESFORD, S.D. - Martin F. Weber, 82, of Beresford died Monday from injuries suffered in a pedestrian/automobile accident near Sioux Falls.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Beresford United Church of Christ. Burial will be in Beresford Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford.