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Woodbury County, Iowa Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Woodbury County, Iowa Obituary Collection - 139

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Date: Monday, 6 September 2010, at 10:17 a.m.

Saturday, August 1, 1998

Gus L. Luke
Gus L. Luke, 82, of Sioux City died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at his daughter's residence in Phoenix, Ariz., following a lengthy illness.
Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel, with the Rev. Sheryl Ashley officiating. There will be no visitation.

Mr. Luke was born July 14, 1916, in Sioux City, the son of Antone "Tony" and Mary (Shkurensky) Elukewich. He attended school in Sioux City and graduated from Central High School.

He married Mary Ellen Morgan on May 14, 1940, in Le Mars, Iowa. She died June 6, 1968. He was employed with Robert's Dairy, Sioux Tools and retired from the U.S. Postal Service.

He played fast pitch softball with many Sioux City teams, including the Sioux Toolers which played in the state championship game. He was in the Sooland Hall of Fame and was the first Sioux Cityan inducted into the Iowa Softball Hall of Fame. He also umpired recreation ball and was a licensed high school sports official. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and gardening. He had wintered the last 18 years with his daughter in Arizonia.

Survivors include a son, Gary of Sioux City; a daughter, Barbara L. Luke of Phoenix; an adopted daughter, Barbara Ellen Luke of Sioux City; two grandsons, Jov and Jim Luke; a brother and his wife, Bill and Georgia of Sioux City; a sister and her husband, Alice and Bill Thomas of Sioux City; and several nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice.

Walter A. Hansen
Walter A. Hansen, 89, of Sioux City died Friday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Whitfield United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home.

Doug Cadwell
KINGSLEY, Iowa - Doug Cadwell, 35, of Upper Arlington, Ohio, died unexpectedly Friday, July 24, 1998, at his home.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. Private graveside services will be Monday in Kingsley Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Shoedinger Northwest Chapel of Columbus, Ohio is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Cadwell was born Oct. 13, 1962, in Dover, Del., the son of Dennis and Carol (Bauer) Cadwell. He graduated from Rantoul (Ill.) High School and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Darla Alcorn, of St. Louis; his grandmothers, Margaret Cadwell of Sioux City, and Dorothy Bauer, of Kingsley; an uncle; two aunts; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Holden Cadwell and Wyndham Bauer.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given in his name to First Lutheran Church in Kingsley.

Cecil Potter
WAKEFIELD, Neb. - Cecil Imagene Potter, 103, of Wakefield died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at the Wakefield Health Care Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church of Allen, Neb. with the Rev. Nancy Tomlinson officiating. Burial will be in Eastveiw Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bressler Humlicek Funeral Home in Wakefield and 5 to 9 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church.

Mrs. Potter was born Feb. 12, 1895, in Ludden, N.D., the daughter of Albert and Mary Ellen (Allison) Robinson. She married John W. Potter Sept. 12, 1913, in Fort Morgan, Colo. The couple lived in the Sioux City, Lawton, Iowa and Ulysses, Neb. communities before moving to Allen, Neb. in 1932, where they farmed. He died Sept. 12, 1976. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Allen, the Rebecca Lodge of Ulysses, and the Sunshine Club. She was also a charter member of the Sandhills Club.

Survivors include two sons, Ray Potter and Earl Potter and his wife, Nola, all of Allen; a daughter and her husband, Dorothy and Raymond Brownell of Allen; a daughter-in-law, Estelle Potter of Omaha, Neb.; six grandchildren; 10 great-granchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Albert; two brothers; and three sisters.

Arta Huisman
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Arta Huisman, 92, of Orange City died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Rev. Steven Vander Molen officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Mrs. Huisman was born April 30, 1906, in Orange City, the daughter of Peter and Minnie (Kleinwolterink) De Vries. She married William W. "Bill" Huisman, Dec. 28, 1928, in Orange City. They farmed near Orange City until 1949, when they moved into town. In 1993, they moved to the Pioneer Memorial Home in Orange City. He died May 23, 1996, in Orange City. She moved to Heritage House in 1996.

Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Hazel and John W. Prather, of Sun City, Ariz., Marvella and David Duistermars, of Orange City, and Sharon and Donald Corrigan, of Middlebury Conn.; seven grandchildren, Julie (Prather) Supplee, John W. Prather III, Shawn (Duistermars) Peuse, Dan Duistermars, Todd Duistermars, Karina Hiltje Corrigan, and Caitlin Atje Corrigan; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hattie De Groot, of Denver, Colo., Clarine Westra of Orange City; and Myna Fallow, of Davenport, Iowa; and a brother, Peter De Vries of Sioux City.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Johanna De Beer, Dena Jonker, and Winifred Van Muyden; and three brothers, John, Herman, and Bert De Vries.

Memorials may be directed to World Vision.

Engelbert Gesink
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Engelbert "Bert" Gesink, 73, of Orange City died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City. Burial will be prior to the service in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and a family prayer service at 10 a.m. Monday at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange city.

Mr. Gesink was born Dec. 15, 1924, in Orange City, the son of Gerrit and Bertha (Gesink) Gesink. He was raised in Orange City and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Arlene R. Beltman on Sept. 20, 1946, in Alton, Iowa. They lived in Orange City where he was manager of Iowa Public Service for 40 years. He retired in 1986.

He was a member of the Trinity Reformed Church, where he had served on the consistory as a deacon. He was also a 20-year member of the Orange City Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Pressman-Kosters American Legion Post in Orange City.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kary Gesink, of Lincoln, Neb.; two brothers, Harvey Gesink of Alton, and Elmer Gesink of Orange City; and a sister, Elizabeth Doppenberg of Orange City.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry.

Howard A. Thompson
SMITHLAND, Iowa - Howard A. Thompson, 85, of Smithland died Friday at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton, Iowa. Burial with military honors provided by the American Legion Leslie Seaton Post #0666 of Smithland and Aaby Post #482 of Ute, will be in St. Clair Cemetery at Ute, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Kathryn J. Kruger
SUTHERLAND, Iowa - Kathryn J. Kruger, 79, of Sutherland, formerly of George, Iowa, died Friday at the Sutherland Rest Home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Hope Reformed Church in rural George. Burial will be in the Hope Reformed Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday with the family present at 7 p.m. at the Bolin Funeral Home in George.

William A. Ficus, Jr.
WINNEBAGO, Neb. - William A. Ficus, Jr., 71, of rural Winnebago died Thursday at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender, Neb.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Glad Tidings Lighthouse in South Sioux City. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur, Neb. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Munderloh Funeral Home in Walthill, Neb.

Leo M. Babl
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - Leo M. Babl, 98, of Rock Rapids died Thursday at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Rock Rapids. Burial will be in Holy Name Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Roste Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.

Marilyn Den Hartog
STORM LAKE, Iowa - Marilyn Den Hartog, 67, of Storm Lake died Thursday at St. Patrick's Hospital in Missoula, Mont., from complications following open heart surgery.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lakeside Presbyterian Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be after noon Sunday with the family present from 3 to 5 p.m. at Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake.

William W. Haskell
LAUREL, Neb. - William W. Haskell, 80, of Billings, Mont., formerly of Laurel, died Thursday, July 30, 1998, in Billings.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Presbyterian Church in Laurel. Burial will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Dahl Funeral Chapel of Billings is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Marie; two sons and their wives, John and Jan of Omaha, Neb. and Chuck and Mary of Gering, Neb.; a daughter and her husband, Jean and Chuck of Tekamah, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Marie Bakken of Sun City, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Haskell of Sun City West, Ariz.; and five stepsons.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel; a son, Andy; infant twins; a brother; and a sister.

Memorials may be directed to the United Presbyterian Church in Laurel.

Jeff Ingram
DANBURY, Iowa - Jeff Ingram, 29, of Danbury died Thursday; Armstrong Funeral Home of Anthon.

Sam Hall
CASTANA, Iowa - Sam Hall, 89, of Castana died Friday; Armstrong Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa.

Thursday, August 20, 1998

John R. Jorstad Sr.
John Roger Jorstad Sr., 67, of Ames, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, died of a stroke Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
Graveside services will be at a later date in Graceland Park Cemetery at Sioux City. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at 2817 Northwood Dr. in Ames.

Mr. Jorstad was born March 8, 1931, in Sioux City, the son of Clarence T. and Annabelle (Dobie) Jorstad. He graduated from Iowa State College with a degree in civil engineering in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1969.

He married Julianne Sargisson on Aug. 28. 1954, in Sioux City. He was employed as a district engineer with the Iowa Division, Federal Highway Administration, retiring in 1990.

He had also lived in Lincoln, Neb., for 11 years before moving to Ames 27 years ago.

He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Elk Lodge, Train Collectors Association, American Society of Professional Engineers and 32nd degree Mason.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John Jr. of Roland, Iowa; and a daughter, Cynthia of Ames.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be directed to the family, 2817 Northwood Drive, Ames., for distribution.

Robert Watts
Robert Watts, 70, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Boniface Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Salix, Iowa. Visitation will be 3 to 8:30 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8:30 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Richard Sitzman officiating, at Berkemier Funeral Home.

Mr. Watts was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Climbing Hill, Iowa. He was raised in Sioux City and attended Sioux City public schools. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1947, and was involved in the Bikini Island/Crossroad Atomic Bomb tests. Following his discharge, he returned to Sioux City.

He married Caroline "Kay" Klemish on Jan. 31, 1948, in Salix. The couple made their home in Sioux City. He was employed as a custodial engineer with the Sioux City Public School District, retiring in 1989.

He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, American Legion Monahan Post 64, National Association of Radiation Survivors, American Rabbit Breeders, where he was a registrar, Iowa and South Dakota State Rabbit Breeders Associations and a charter member of Western Rabbit Breeders Association. He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Bob and Edna of Sioux City and Bill and Mary of North Sioux City; a daughter and her husband, Rita and Wayne Merrill of Sioux City; a sister; four brothers; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Margaret Watts; a son, David; two brothers and two infant sisters.

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Lisa Haldin, Rob, Mindi and Bill Lee Watts, Jasen and Greg Merrill.

Eldon D. McCuddin
Eldon D. McCuddin, 66, of Sioux City died Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 Friday, with the family present 5 to 8 p.m., a prayer service at 7 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Frank W. Bracht
Frank W. Bracht, 93, of Sioux City died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at the Indian Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michaels Catholic Church, with the Rev. Lawrence McCarty and Monsignor Nicholas Ruba officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 9 p.m. and a Scripture wake service at 8 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Mr. Bracht was born May 9, 1905, in Hartington, Neb., the son of Joseph and Francisca (Schoneberg) Bracht.

He married Caroline H. Eichenseer on Sept. 24, 1929, in Crofton, Neb. She died Jan. 16, 1982, in Sioux City.

The couple moved from their farm in Hartington to Sioux City in 1944. He was employed with Wertz Feed and later with Perkins Seed and Feed. He was then employed with St. Michael's School from 1960 to 1967. They moved to Morovia, Calif., in 1967, then back to Sioux City in 1969. He was employed at Red Owl Store, Northside Bakery and later at St. Michael's School. He was a handyman for over 20 years after leaving St. Michael's, retiring at the age of 91.

He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and was previously an Eucharistic minister.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Robert and Ella of Sioux City, Ronald and Linda of Everett, Wash., and Larry and Nina of Little Elm, Texas; three daughters, Donna and her husband, Don Coulson, Carol and her husband, Ron Hegarty and Mary Jo Bracht, all of Sioux City; three sisters, Marie Ruger and Ann Saylor, both of Coleridge, Neb., and Elizabeth Crandall of Hartington; 18 grandchildren, Mike, Steve, Rick, Jayme, Renae'and Michael Bracht, Kim Daugherty, Doug and Derek Coulson, Deborah White, Tim, Pat, Jeff, Brett and Christa Hegarty, Jayna Beargeon, Tony Carrillo and Debbie Smith; and 27 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four sons; three borthers, Joe, Bill and Leo; and a sister, Gertrude Bracht.

Pallbearers will be Mike, Steve and Michael Bracht, Doug Coulson, Tim and Jeff Hegarty.

Mildred E. Smith
Mildred E. Smith, 89, of South Sioux City died Wednesday at her residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. There will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.

Sophia A. Vondrak
Sophia A. Vondrak, 82, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home following a lenghty illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Lawrence McCarty officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 9 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 8:30 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Mrs. Vondrak was born Dec. 4, 1915, in Correctionville, Iowa, the daughter of Fritz and Sophie (Juru) Meyer.

She married William J. Vondrak on July 14, 1934, in Sioux City. The couple farmed near Hinton, Iowa, for many years. He died March 18, 1975, in Sioux City. She moved to Sioux City and was employed with Westwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Later, she was employed as a teachers' aide at Hunt and Lowell Schools.

She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was a volunteer with the W.I.C. Program and an aide with the Boy's Club.

Survivors include two daughters and their husband, Rose and Eugene Woolworth of Sioux City and Laura and John Schreiner of Le Mars, Iowa; a sister, Elsie Harrison of Sioux City; two half sisters and their husbands, Rose and Robert Williams of Merrill, Iowa, and Lavon and Merlin Harrison of Idaho; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Kamradt and Marie Eickholt; and a brother, William Meyer.

Memorials may be directed to Siouxland Regional Cancer Center Foundation.

Gladys M. Moreland
Gladys Mae Moreland, 93, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home.
Private family graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Logan Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael Last of Augustana Lutheran Church officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.

Mrs. Moreland was born Dec. 12, 1904, in Missouri, the daughter of Edward and Cynthia (Page) Titus. She moved with her family to Sioux City as a child.

She married Harry L. Moreland on Jan. 23, 1923, in Dakota City. She was employed with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for over 23 years.

Survivors include four sons and their wives, Ernest L and Joanne, Meryle D. and Louise and Marvin R. and Bobbette, all of Sioux City, and Darrell R. and Jean of Santa Maria, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lois M. Moreland; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

Jiles F. "Joe" Barbee Sr
Jiles F. "Joe" Barbee Sr., 76, of Sioux City died Wednesday; Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.

Grace Lauck
Grace Lauck, 96, of Sioux City died Wednesday; Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home.

James C. Stutzman
MOVILLE, Iowa - James Chancey Stutzman, 73, of Moville died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, in Moville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Moville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Harold E. Werley officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Township Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of McCulloch Funeral Home in Moville.

Mr. Stutzman was born March 15, 1925, in Exira, Iowa, the son of Harry and Evelyn (Austin) Stutzman. He was raised in the Denison, Iowa, area and graduated from Denison High School in 1942. Following his discharge from the U.S. Navy, he attended Barber's College in Sioux City.

He was employed for 18 years with his father and brother as a barber, then 18 years with Builders Lumber and Supply Co. He moved from the Denison area to Moville in the mid 1970s, where he owned and operated a barber shop for 14 years.

Survivors include his wife, Margery Ritchey; three daughters and their husbands, Betty Ann and Carlos Naranjo of Houston, Texas, and Janis and Gary Roluffs and Barbara and John Sudbeck, all of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Beulah Johnson of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Ella May Loraditch of Sioux City; four grandchildren, Dawn and Brian Roluffs and Jay Jay and Grant Sudbeck; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Maxine Schultz; and a brother, Keith.

Jennie Reitsma
SANBORN, Iowa - Jennie Reitsma, 88, of Sanborn died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, at the Prairie View Home in Sanborn.
Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Christian Refomred Church in Sanborn, the Rev. Dale Fopma officiated. Burial was in Roseland Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn.

Mrs. Reitsma was born Dec. 31, 1909, in Hospers, Iowa, the daughter of Bouke and Trientje (Holtrop) Bakker. She was raised in the Sanborn area and attended country school. She was employed with her sister in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Brady in Sheldon, Iowa.

She married Garrett Zonnefeld on March 9, 1932, in Sanborn. The couple farmed near Sanborn. He died Nov. 2, 1968. She married Leonard Reitsma on March 19, 1977. He died May 14, 1983. She entered the Christian Retirement Home in Sheldon in October 1989 and moved to Prairie View Home in Sanborn in September 1995.

She was a member of Sanborn Christian Reformed Church and Loyal Workers. She enjoyed traveling and crocheting.

Survivors include two sons and their wives, Robert and Esther Zonnefeld of Sibley, Iowa, and Garry and Delores Zonnefeld of Sioux Center, Iowa; a daughter and her husband, Joyce and Charles Bosma of Ashton, Iowa; a stepson and his wife, Rodney and Karen Reitsma of Fort Dodge, Iowa; a stepdaughter and her husband, Marlys and John Wassenaar of Boone, Iowa; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Frederick and Harriet Bakker of Sanborn; two sisters, Kate Vander Haag of Sanborn and Gezina Zuiderhof of Zeeland, Mich.; and a sister-in-law, Margaret Bakker of Sanborn.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Bert; two sisters, Allie Hoekstra and Edith Van Heuvelen; and two grandsons, Lyle and Calvin Bosma.

Pallbeaers were Gordon, Kevin, Gregg and Ryan Zonnefeld, James Frangenberg and David Schutte.

Janine K. Selberg
GALVA, Iowa - Janine K. Selberg, 48, of Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Galva, died Monday at a Atlanta hospital.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Holstein Cemetery, Holstein, Iowa. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.

Marian R. Craig
ANTHON, Iowa - Marian Rita Craig, 90, of Anthon died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at her brother's residence in Anthon.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Anthon, with the Rev. David Hogan officiating. Burial will be in Danbury Catholic Cemetery, Danbury, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the vigil service at 7 p.m., at Armstrong Funeral Home in Anthon.

Miss Craig was born July 11, 1908, in Danbury, the daughter of John M. and Mary F. (Smith) Craig. She graduated from St. Patrick's Academy in Danbury and later taught in various country schools in the Danbury area.

In 1944, she moved to California, where she was employed with Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, Calif. In 1945, she began teaching in Richmond. She received her bachelor of education degree from San Francisco State College in 1951, and did post graduate work at the college. She then taught in Concord, Calif., until retiring in 1966. In 1972, she moved to Anthon.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors include two brothers, Thomas and Walter and his wife, Annebelle, all of Anthon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Don Jensen
DENISON, Iowa - Don Jensen, 78, of Denison died Monday at the Eventide Nursing Home in Denison.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 p.m. today, with a Legion of Mary rosary at 4 p.m., a parish wake service at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary, at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.

Stella De Haan
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Stella De Haan, 97, of Orange City died Monday, Aug. 17, 1998, at Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers, Iowa, with the Rev. Dennis Hietbrink officiating. Burial will be in Newkirk Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Mrs. De Hann was born Sept. 16, 1900, in The Netherlands, the daughter of Frank and Willemina (Uit De Flesch) Vander Maten. She moved with her family to the United States as an infant. She was raised in Boyden, Iowa.

She married Louis De Haan on April 10, 1924, in rural Boyden. The couple farmed in Newkirk until 1963, when they retired and moved to Orange City. He died March 21, 1969, in Orange City. She entered Pleasant Acres in June 1994.

She was a member of Newkirk Reformed Church and the Mission Fellowship Circle. She played piano and organ at nursing homes.

Surviviors include four sons and their wives, John and Darlene of Camanche, Iowa, Frank and Johanna of Hudsonville, Mich., Henry L. and Loretta of Alton, Iowa, and Stanley and Ruth of Orange City; three daughters and their husbands, Arvella and Dr. Robert Schuller of Orange, Calif., Winifred and Gerrit J. Bosman of Boyden and Margene and Norm Van Ommeren of Orange City; 27 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Betty; a grandson, Arlan; a great-grandson; three brothers; and three sisters.

A memorial fund is being established.

Grant H. Jensen
VIBORG, S.D. - Grant H. Jensen, 90, of Viborg died Tuesday at the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Viborg.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church in Irene, S.D. Burial will be in Spring Valley Lutheran Cemetery, rural Viborg. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Hansen Funeral Home in Irene.

Deane Oelrich
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Deane Oelrich, 96, of Orange City died Wednesday at the Orange City Municipal Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at American Reformed Church in Orange City. Burial will be prior to the service in West Lawn Cemetery. There will be a prayer service at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, with the family present 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mabel Jensen
BERESFORD, S.D. - Mabel Jensen, 95, of Beresford died Tuesday at the Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford. Burial will be in Beresford City Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with a Scripture service at 7 p.m., at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford.

Steven L. Pomerenke
SHELDON, Iowa - Steven L. Pomerenke, 27, of Sheldon died Tuesday at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Reformed Church in Sheldon. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 9 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Service.

Alyce M. Anderson
MAPLETON, Iowa - Alyce Marie Anderson, 67, of Mapleton died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's United Methodist Church in Mapleton, with the Rev. Shirley Textor officiating. Burial will be in Cushing Cemetery, Cushing, Iowa. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.

Mrs. Anderson was born Dec. 20, 1930, near Correctionville, Iowa, the daughter of H. Oscar and Augusta (Petersen) Wright. She attended school in Battle Creek, Iowa.

She married Dale B. Anderson on July 12, 1947, in South Sioux City. The couple lived in the Cushing and Correctionville area until 1986, when they moved to Storm Lake, Iowa. They later moved to Mapleton in 1991. He died Nov. 8, 1991.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary of Cushing and a former member of Stella Chapter 17 Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading and playing cards.

Survivors include three daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Arlyn Stewart of Sauk Centre, Minn., Pamela and Daniel Kovarna of Mapleton and Candace and Robert Miller of Correctionville; a son and his wife, Steven and Cindee of Mapleton; 11 grandchildren, Denise Beckermann, Todd Conover, David, Christina, William and Dustin Kovarna, Renee Knaack, Daniel and James Miller, Holly and Kevin Anderson; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Gladys Leesley of Oto, Iowa, and Betty and her husband, Dale Stauffer of Ida Grove, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother.

Theda Palmer
HAWARDEN, Iowa - Theda Palmer, 82, of Hawarden died Tuesday at the Hillcrest Care Center in Hawarden.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Hawarden. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Porter-Dow Funeral Home in Hawarden.

Winston Hansen
Winston Hansen, 81, of Battle Creek, Iowa, died Wednesday; Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home of Battle Creek.

Kenneth C. Thornhill
Kenneth C. Thornhill, 78, of Ida Grove, Iowa, died Wednesday; Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove.

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