Monday, August 24, 1998
Leonard M. O'Harrow
Leonard M. "Bud" O'Harrow, 77, of Arvada, Colo., formerly of Sioux City, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at his residence.
Services and burial were held Aug. 6, in Fort Logan National Cemetery at Denver, Colo.
Mr. O'Harrow was born June 14, 1921, in Sioux City, the son of Milo and Virginia O'Harrow. He graduated from East High School in 1940.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was discharged in 1946, as a petty officer first class, aviation machinist mate. He was employed with the Denver Sheriff's Department for 30 years, retiring as a sergeant.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma; three sons, David and his wife, Lois, and Roy and his wife, Judy, all of Missouri, and Leonard Jr. "Sonny" of Colorado; three daughters and their husbands, Linda and Jim McDermott, Stephanie and Tim Mattoon and Mary Ann and Wayne Loftesness, all of Colorado; three brothers, Gordon and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Sioux City, Warren and his wife, Peg, of New Mexico, and Robert of Arizona; two sisters, Evelyn Davis and Adele Wood, both of Sioux City; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dorothy M. Helm
Dorothy Marie Helm, 72, of Dakota City died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8:30 p.m. today, with a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Helm was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Valley Springs, S.D., the daughter of Clifford J. and Pearl I. (Rollag) Sweeney. She was employed with Western Union.
She married Frank A. Helm on Feb. 20, 1950, in Sioux City.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband; her mother of Sioux City; two brothers, James and his wife, Joan Sweeney, of Sioux City and Richard Sweeney of Le Mars, Iowa; two sisters, Ann Sweeney and Jean and her husband, David Olson, all of Sioux City; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Pallbearers will be David, Steve and Scott Olson, Randall and Doug Sinard and Mark Rossi.
LaVern M. Mertes
LaVern M. "Mert" Mertes, 80, of Sioux City died Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert J. Schimmer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Larkin Funeral Home.
Miss Mertes was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Merrill, Iowa, the daughter of Edmond and Theresa (Penne) Mertes. She attended St. Joseph Parochial School in Le Mars and graduated from Merrill High School in 1935. She moved to Sioux City in 1936.
She was employed with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Kresge's Dime Store, Sioux City Air Base and W.A. Malm Brokerage. She worked for 25 years for Wincharger, Zenith and Dyna Technology. She retired from Dyna Technology in August 1977. She worked for the Woodbury County Community Action Agency Senior Aid Program with the Woodbury County Sheriff's Department and the A.I.D. Center, retiring in January 1994.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she was secretary-treasurer, St. Joseph Guild, Ladies Auxiliary Military Order of the Purple Heart, Senior Citizen Center and a charter member of the Queen of Peace. She volunteered at Trinity Heights Marian Health Center Gift Shop and the Queen of Peace.
She served on the Credit Union board of directors for Wincharger, Zenith, Dyna Technology and St. Joseph Church Credit Union. She served as treasurer for 22 years on various credit unions and attended many state conventions.
She enjoyed bowling and served as secretary for several bowling leagues and attended state and national bowling tournaments.
Survivors include two sisters, Patricia and her husband, Shaffe Courey of Pittsburg, Calif., and Mercedes "Perry" Nooney of Sioux City; two nieces, Marianne Buford and Teresa Piere; a nephew, Gregory Nooney; 14 grandnieces and grandnephews; and a special friend, Kathy Determann of South Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her aunt who helped care for the family, Anna Penne; and a brother-in-law, Robert C. Nooney.
Pallbearers will be Marti Reilly, Patrick Elmore, Richard Nooney, Doug and Jeff Mertes and Bernard Cooper.
Memorials in her name may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church and Queen of Peace Shrine.
Charles B. Barber
Charles Benjamin Barber, 80, of Port Lavaca, Texas, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, in Port Lavaca.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Richardson Funeral Home in Port Lavaca, with the Rev. David Bush officiating. Burial will be in Olivia Community Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Barber was born June 25, 1918, in Jackson, Neb., the son of Benjamin Barber and Stella (Baney) Barber-Stolzenburg.
He was a retired county employee with Calhoun County Precinct 1.
Survivors include his wife, Faye (Graham) Barber; four daughters, Ronna Chase and Joanne Kunzie, both of Glendale, Ariz., Wendy Rogers and Teresa Garner, both of Port Lavaca; three sons, Charles Lauritsen of Port Lavaca, Michael Lauritsen of Sergeant Bluff and Steven Lauritsen of Alpine, Calif.; a sister, Mary Hamar Forbes Sooth of Sioux City; two brothers, Gerald Barber of Remsen, Iowa, and Edgar Barber of Long Island, N.Y.; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Eunice Hall; and a brother, Clifford Barber.
Pallbearers will be Lefty Saenz, Dennis Williamson, Joe Del Bosque, Joel Gonzales and Chester Williams.
Memorials may be directed to Hospital Welcome Lodge of San Antonio, Texas.
Jerry M. Schulz
Jerry M. Schulz, 69, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Sioux City, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, in Tucson.
Services and burial were held Friday, Aug. 7, in Tucson.
Mr. Schulz was born April 2, 1929, in Sioux City, the son of Dr. Walter and Virginia Schulz. He was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Central High School in 1947. He attended the University of Iowa and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He had lived in Tucson for 40 years, where he was employed as a salesman with Crown Zellerbach for 22 years and as a realtor with Roy Long for eight years. He was an avid golfer. He attended his 50th class reunion in Sioux City in 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Schulz; his mother; a sister, Susan Norris; three sons, Stephen, John and Thomas; and seven grandchildren, Bryan, Stephanie, Brandon, Jeffrey, Kayla, Timothy and Michael Schulz.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Marilyn.
Memorials in his name may be directed to the University of Arizona Cancer Center for Leukemia in Tucson.
Mary J. Nutter
Mary J. (Stephens) Nutter, 79, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at her residence following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Robert J. Schimmer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nutter was born Sept. 24, 1918, in Bemidji, Minn., the daughter of Elias E. and Josephine (Shaddid) Stephens.
She was employed as a secretary with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Siouxland for several years. She was also employed as a secretary for the Woodbury County Assistant District Attorney for nine years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Siouxland Senior Center. She enjoyed playing cards.
Survivors include two sons, Paul J. and his wife, Donna, of Topeka, Kan., and Anthony E. "Tony" of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three daughters, Janice "Jan" Nutter of Wichita, Kan., Theresa A. and her husband, John Renner, of Pratt, Kan., and Mary Jane and her husband, Daniel Johnson, of Oxford, Kan.; a brother and his wife, Elias and Donna Stephens Jr. of Edmond, Okla.; a sister and her husband, Virginia and Charles Kofka of Sioux City; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth Jane, Anna, Justin and Rebecca.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Anthony, George and Michael Stephens.
Memorials in her name may be directed to Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Blanche Springer, 97, of Sioux City died Thursday; Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.
Marshall H. Pantoja
HARTINGTON, Neb. - Marcelino H. "Marshall" Pantoja, 70, of Hartington died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, S.D.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hartington Nursing Center, with the Rev. Charles Duman officiating. Burial will be in Hartington City Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5283 of Hartington. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. today at the nursing home. Arrangements are under the direction of Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Mr. Pantoja was born April 24, 1928, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Francisco and Maria (Hernandez) Pantoja.
He married Elizabeth F. Williams on Sept. 23, 1967, in Sioux City. He was employed with Quality Meats in Sioux City for many years, retiring in 1990. He entered the Hartington Nursing Center in 1995.
Survivors include his ex-wife of Sioux City; a daughter, Chantel Pantoja of Sioux City; two grandchildren, Bianca and Christian Pantoja; two sisters, Frances Garcia of Fort Worth, Texas, and Lila and her husband, Victor Mendez, of Caldwell, Texas; seven stepdaughters; and four stepsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and a sister.
Joe De Vries
SHELDON, Iowa - Joe De Vries, 91, of Sheldon died Thursday at the Oak Park Care Center in Sheldon.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Sheldon. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.
Allen D. Luckett
LE MARS, Iowa - Allen D. Luckett, 88, of Le Mars died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Memorial services will be held at a later date at St. George's Episcopal Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Eternal Hills Cemetery, Oceanside, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Mr. Luckett was born May 15, 1910, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Dell and Hazel (Lunstrom) Luckett. He was raised in Omaha and graduated from North High School in Omaha.
He married Evelyn Charlene Shrigley on May 14, 1938, in Blair, Neb. He was employed as a hog buyer for Armour and Company for 40 years both in Omaha and Sioux City. He retired in 1970, in Sioux City and moved to California. He moved to Le Mars in 1995. She died in March 1995.
He had been a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Sioux City, St. Michael's By The Sea in Carlsbad, Calif., and St. George's Episcopal Church in Le Mars.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Kay Luckett of Le Mars.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Don.
DENISON, Iowa - Margaret Hulsebus, 69, of Denison died Tuesday at her residence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - Beulah Herrick, 81, of Spirit Lake, formerly of Pomeroy, Iowa, died Wednesday at the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Spirit Lake.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Spirit Lake. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Union Cemetery, Pomeroy. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Turner Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.
REMSEN, Iowa - Dorothy Beelner, 93, of Remsen died Wednesday at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St, Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a rosary at 3 p.m. conducted by the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen.
HOLSTEIN, Iowa - Fred Timmerman, 95, of Storm Lake, Iowa, formerly of Holstein and Schaller, Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Holstein, with the Rev. Judith A. Piper officiating. Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Timmerman was born July 2, 1903, in Holstein, the son of Theodore and Elizabeth (Rochau) Timmerman. He attended country school near Holstein and then farmed with his family.
He married Leona Schuett on Feb. 14, 1929, in Cherokee, Iowa. The couple farmed near Holstein for 40 years. In 1969, they retired and moved to Schaller. She died Nov. 20, 1990. He entered the Methodist Manor in June 1996.
Survivors include two sons, Harland of San Antonio, Texas, and Lawrence and his wife, Dorthy of Holstein; three brothers and their wives, Elmer and Dahlia of Galva, Iowa, Lester and Goldie of Holstein and Raymond and Marjorie of Cherokee; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Warburton of Cherokee; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Louie; and a daughter-in-law, Janet Timmerman.
Clara Wetrosky, 90, of Le Mars, Iowa, died Thursday; Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.