Thursday, August 27, 1998
Howard G. Peterson
Howard G. Peterson, 74, of Bettendorf, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport.
Mr. Peterson was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Sioux City, the son of Olaf and Wilheminia (Grohs) Peterson. He attended Morningside College and University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. He received his bachelor of science degree and a degree in business engineering. While at Mornigside College, he was a member and captain of the football team.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and Korean War as a lieutenant. Following his discharge, he signed a contract with the National Football League's N.Y. Giants.
He married Marilyn Krieger in 1953, in Grand Island, Neb. He was employed as a district manager with International Harvester Co., retiring after 34 years.
He served as Bettendorf Park Commissioner for over eight years and on the Bettendorf School Board for seven years, one year as president. He was also invovled in other organizations including the Scott County Juvenile Court Services of the 7th Judicial District. In July 1998, he was honored as Bettendorf Citizen of the Year.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert of Lilburn, Ga., and Hap of Iowa City, Iowa; three daughters, Lisa Roan of Washington, Ill., Mary Pittman of Center Point, Iowa, and Ann Peterson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and two brothers, Victor and Robert, both of Sioux City.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Fred.
Memorials may be directed to Camp Shalom Inc. Scholarship Fund at St. Paul Lutheran Church, the Bettendorf Athletic Booster Club or Bettendorf Park and Recreational Fund.
Bertha H. Sacks
Bertha H. Sacks, 85, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Sioux City, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, at Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Services and burial were held Aug. 23, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mrs. Sacks was born and raised in Sioux City.
She married Dr. Ben I. Sacks, a podiatrist in Sioux City and Houston. The couple lived in Sioux City until moving to Fayetteville, Ark., in 1972. They then moved to St. Petersburg in 1986. Following his death, she moved to Houston in 1996.
Survivors include a son, Howard of Houston; two grandsons, Michael and Logan; and a brother, Sovel Heshelow of St. Petersburg.
Memorials may be directed to Tourette Syndrome Association in Houston.
Martin Swain, 55, of Seattle, Wash. died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, in Seattle.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home in Sioux City, with the Rev. James Berka of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Willow Township Cemetery, Holly Spring, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Swain was born May 20, 1943, in Colney Heath Hertfordshire, England, the son of Albert and Winifred (Cooper) Swain. He was raised in England and moved to Seattle in 1968.
He married Diana Hall on Sept. 11, 1971, in Seattle. They moved to England in 1971 and returned to Seattle in 1975. He was employed as an engineer with Boeing Aircraft in Seattle and an aircraft manufacturing planet in England.
He was acitve in many civic organizations in Seattle.
Survivors include his wife; and a niece and her husband, Nicky and Nick Dobbs of Bournemouth, England.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Delores K. Bartlett
Delores K. Bartlett, 62, of Grand Island, Neb., formerly of South Sioux City, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at St. Francis Memorial Health Center in Grand Island.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island, with the Rev. Lonnie Logan officiating. Private family burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Bartlett was born June 15, 1936, in South Sioux City, the daughter of Irving and Margaret (Long) Kober. She was raised in South Sioux City and graduated from South Sioux City High School.
She married James W. Bartlett on Aug. 25, 1956, in South Sioux City. The couple made their home in South Sioux City. She was employed as a telephone operator with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. They later moved to Fremont, Neb. and in 1970, they moved to Grand Island. She retired from Northwestern Bell in 1987. She then worked as a switch board operator at St. Francis Medical Center.
She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and the Telephone Pioneer's.
Survivors include a son, Kevin of Grand Island; a daughter, Beth A. Adelson of Hastings, Neb.; four granddaughters, Megan and Abby Bartlett and Emily and Claire Adelson; her parents of South Sioux City; and a borther, Dennis Kober of South Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Donna Merchant.
Willis Mason, 45, of Sergeant Bluff died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Mason was born Nov. 23, 1952, in Decatur, Neb., the son of Eddie and Mabel (Swartz) Mason. He was a self-employed owner of a tree trimming service.
Survivors include a son, Brenden Trotter of Sioux City; a dauhgter, Michelle Trotter of Sioux City; two brothers, Roy of Grand Island, Neb., and Johnny of Minneapolis, Minn.; five sisters, Viana Kotz of Minneapolis, Lucille McCallic of Decatur, Tootsie Engledow of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rosie Magnuson of Lincoln, Neb., and Annie Lou Zimmerman of Sioux City; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tom Leander, Curly, Jessie and Joseph Mason, Austin and Travis Kotz.
Otis M. Abbott
Otis M. Abbott, 98, of Bull Head, Ariz., formerly of South Sioux City and Ponca, Neb., died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, in Arizona.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Dakota City Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Anderson officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.
Mr. Abbott was born March 22, 1900, in Bloomfield, Neb., the son of William J. and Clara (Leamer) Abbott.
He married Maggie Farrin on June 9, 1923, in South Sioux City. She died March 13, 1977, in Mission, Texas. He then married Helen W. Bailey Heaton on July 10, 1979, in Minneapolis, Minn.
He and his brother owned and operated a gravel and limestone business and heavy equipment operation in Ponca. The couple moved to Arizona in 1982.
Survivors include his wife; two brothers, Willis of Arizona, and Ronald of Iowa; two sisters, Atla Wilson of Washington, and Fern Broyhill of Iowa; two stepsons, Kenneth Heaton of California, and Alan Heaton of Minnesota; and three stepdaughters, Grace Rabaey and Edith Nold, both of Minnesota, and Janice Fleener of Arizona.
Henry Minton Jr.
Henry Lee Minton Jr., 64, of Superior, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. following a lenghty illness.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Shelley Aakre, chaplain at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center officiating. There will be a military flag presentation conducted by the Siouxland Detachment of the Marine Corps League at the funeral home. There will be no vistation.
Mr. Minton was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Walthill, Neb., the son of Henry and Leona (Wyatt) Minton. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea.
He married Linda R. James on April 25, 1992, in Sioux City. He was employed in construction in Sioux City for 25 years.
He was a blood donor with the Siouxland Blood Bank, where he was a four gallon donor. He enjoyed fishing, reading and bird watching.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Jeff of Superior; three daughters, Pam and her husband, Alan Fischer, of Indian Rocks, Fla., Candy of Veronia, Ore., and Kitty of Spirit Lake, Iowa; a brother and his wife, Garry and Kris of Lesterville, S.D.; four sisters, Marguerite Rainey and Tracy and her husband, George Rosenbaum, all of Sioux City, Carmen and her husband, Clayton Connery, of Denver, and Cathy Olson of Dallas, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Amber, Kevin, Lori, Ben, Alley, Doug, Ericka, Devin, Hannah, Nick and Kris; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis.
Margaret A. McCann
Margaret A. "Honey" McCann, 69, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Sioux City, died Wednesday in Mesa.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Tempe, Ariz. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Lakeshore Mortuary in Mesa.
Dudley D. Dudgeon
Dudley D. Dudgeon, 80, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Merrill G. Muller officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mr. Dudgeon was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Serena, Ill., the son of Everett Israel and Mary (Phillips) Dudgeon.
He married Lauris M. Collins on July 27, 1955, in Canton, S.D. He had lived in Sioux City most of his life. He was employed as a diesel machanic for various construction companies for many years. For the last 20 years, he did restoration work on antique autos for Irving Jensen. He retired in 1991.
Survivors include two sons, William of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Everett of Marseilles, Ill.; two daughters, Marlene Nichols of West Des Moines and Coletta Banks of Akron, Iowa; a sister, Norma Mathes of Marseilles; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth; and a great-grandson.
Helen A. Johnson
Helen Adeline Johnson, 94, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Last of Augstana Lutheran Church officiating. Private family burial services will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.
Miss Johnson was born July 4, 1904, in Sioux City, the daughter of Charles Alvin and Anna (Bjorkman) Johnson. She graduated from Sioux City (Central) High School in 1922 and from Sioux City Normal School in 1925. She received a bachelor of science degree from Morningside College in 1941 and a masters degree from the University of South Dakota in 1953.
She taught school at Washington and then Smith Elementary Schools until 1953. She was named principal of Linclon Elementary School in 1953. She served as principal of both Lincoln and Cooper Elementary School from 1954, until retiring in 1969.
She was a member of Augstana Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a niece, three nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Leroy F."Frenchy" French
Leroy F."Frenchy" French, 69, of Grinnell, Iowa, formerly of Sioux City, died Tuesday; Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home.
PAULLINA, Iowa - Elwin "Bub" Wright, 63, of Paullina, formerly of Correctionville, Iowa, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
today at Barker Funeral Home in Correctionville, with the Rev. Consorcia A. Sanchez officiating. Burial will be in Correctionville Cemetery.
Mr. Wright was born June 28, 1935, in Correctionville, the son of Elwood and Glennis (Lewis) Wright. He attended country school. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.
He farmed near Correctionville for many years, where he fed hogs and cattle. He enjoyed fishing and attending auctions. He bought and sold antiques.
Survivors include two daughters, Lori Wright of Colorado, and Roberta and her husband, Bart Miller, of Sioux City; two sons, Robert of Cherokee, Iowa, and Lonnie of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Amber, B.J. and Courtney Wright; a sister and her husband, Lois and Don Whitesell of Woodland, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be Jerry and Grant Fitch, Dennis and Beaux Sargent, Roland Wonder and Mike Rabe.
Honsen Davies, former county auditor, dies
CASTANA, Iowa - Honsen Louise Davies, 90, of Castana, a former Monona County Auditor, died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Burgess Memorial Hospital in Onawa, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Fri day at Castana Community Church, with the Rev. Linda Boggs officiating. Burial will be in Center Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.
Mrs. Davies was born Aug. 27, 1907, in Castana, the daughter of George F. and Belle (Mann) Phillips. She graduated from Castana High School and attended Morningside College Conservatory of Music in Sioux City. She was a piano instructor in Castana, Turin and Onawa, Iowa.
She married Gerald Thomson on Nov. 2, 1928. He died Oct. 20, 1944. She served out his term as Monona County Auditor in 1944, and was the first woman elected to this office in Monona County. She served as auditor until 1951.
She married Evan Davies on Jan. 17, 1949, in Albuquerque, N.M. He died April 16, 1987. She was the piano accompanist for him for many years and other soloist and instrumentalists. She also played for weddings, funerals and as organist in area churches and Onawa Congregational Church.
She was a member of Iowa Federated Women's Club, Ladies Aide and Onawa Business and Professional Women's Club. She was the first woman to serve on the Castana Community School board.
Survivors include a sister, Cathryn P. Caldwell of Glendora, Calif.; a daughter and her husband, Cathryn Olivia and Stanley L. Greigg of Washington D.C.; a son and his wife, Dan T. and Dorothy A. Thomson of Palatine, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials in her name may be directed to Castana Community Church.
Curtis L. Loera
WINNEBAGO, Neb. - Curtis Lee Loera, 2-year-old son of Ann Loera and Raul Loera of Sioux City, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Bishop Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Native American services were held Wednesday at the Native American Church in Winnebago, where Gregory Bass Sr. officiated. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Rave Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Winnebago Wake and Burial Program.
Curtis was born June 23, 1996, in Sioux City. He was the youngest of his family.
Survivors include four sisters, Renae, Brittany, Alisia and Gabrielle; his paternal grandfather, Frank Loera Sr.; maternal grandmother, Pat Madson; and maternal great-grandmother, Lucy Logan Rave.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Anna Marie (Chief) Loera.
Pallbearers will be Frank Loera Jr. and Harold Cleveland Jr.
Fern M. Maynard
VAIL, Iowa - Fern Mae Maynard, 71, of Vail died Tuesday at the Twilight Acres Care Center in Wall Lake, Iowa.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Presbyterian Church in Vail. Burial will be in Wall Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday at Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa.
M. Avis Hamil
ONAWA, Iowa - Mary Avis Hamil, 96, of Onawa died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, at Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Onawa Cemetery, with the Rev. Alta M. Morgan officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa.
Miss Hamil was born Aug. 4, 1902, in Onawa, the daughter of Brenton and Mary (Messing) Hamil. She graduated from Onawa High School in 1922, and Iowa State Teachers College in 1924. She taught kindergarten for four years in Mapleton, Iowa. She received her bachelor of arts degree in English and journalism in 1933, from Iowa State University.
She cared for her parents until their death and was employed at Rexall Drug Store in Onawa. She moved to Des Moines in 1938, where she worked at Younkers Department Store. She retired in 1967 after 29 years of service. She returned to Onawa in 1990.
She was a member of Congregational Church in Onawa, 20 year Club at Younkers, Queen Esther Chapter 222 of the Order of the Eastern Star in Onawa, Iowa Pottery Association and Ashton Women's Club. While living in Des Moines, she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Plymouth Congregational Church.
Survivors include three nephews, three nieces, a sister-in-law, and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers-in-law, three brothers, two sisters-in-law, three nephews and a niece.
Memorials may be directed to History and Geneology Department of the Onawa Public Library.
EVERLY, Iowa - Ettla Morfitt, 83, of Everly died Tuesday at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer, Iowa.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Everly. Burial will be in Lone Tree Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today, with the family present 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
GEORGE, Iowa - Cecelia Blum, 88, of George died Tuesday at George Good Samaritan Center.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in George. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Union Cemetery, Flandreau, S.D. Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present at 7 p.m., at Bolin Funeral Home in George.
Myrna A. Cox
ONAWA, Iowa - Myrna A. Cox, 85, of Onawa died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at the Elmwood Care Centre in Onawa.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa. Burial will be in Little Sioux Township Cemetery, Smithland, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mrs. Cox was born July 4, 1913, in rural Climbing Hill, Iowa, the daughter of Rufus A. and Clara Hazel (Ficken) Lines. She graduated from Climbing Hill High School.
She married Cleo Melvin Cox on April 8, 1933, in Onawa. The couple moved to the Onawa area in 1933. He died Nov. 11, 1985, in Onawa. She was a drummer in the Cox Orchestra. She enjoyed horses.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Clifford and Priscilla of Castana, Iowa; a daughter and her husband, Lanet and Stan Quy of Valley, Neb.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a brother, Wilbert "Tiny" Lines of Moville, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ilene; a sister, Arlene; and a brother, "Bud."
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa - Aafke Ohling, 88, of Ellsworth, Minn., formerly of rural Rock Rapids, died Sunday at Luverne Community Hospital in Luverne, Minn.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Bethel Reformed Church in rural Ellsworth. Burial will be in Bethel Reformed Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Roste Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.
SHELDON, Iowa - Walter Nugent, 89, of Sheldon died Tuesday at Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sheldon Funeral Service. Burial will be in Holman Township Cemetery, Sibley, Iowa. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. Friday, with the family present 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the funeral home.
Danielle D. Withee
WHITING, Iowa - Danielle D. Withee, 9, of Whiting died Wednesday at her residence following a lenghty illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Whiting Community School Auditorium. Burial will be in Whiting City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Whiting Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the direction of Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa, Iowa.
Darrell F. McCall
ONAWA, Iowa - Darrell Franklin McCall, 62, of Stockton, Calif., died Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998, following a lengthy illness.
Memorial services were held in
California Thursday, Aug. 20, at Park View Mortuary. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Kennebec Cemetery, Castana, Iowa, with the Rev. Donald R. Ludwick officiating. Local arrangememts are under the direction of Pearson Funeral Home in Onawa.
Mr. McCall was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Castana, the son of Frank and Emma (Jenkins) McCall. He moved to California in 1960, after serving in the U.S. Army. He was self-employed for many years in the auto body repair business.
He married Margie Taylor on Aug. 25, 1989.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Scott of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter and her husband, Darcy and Kirk Schulte of Sioux City; six stepchildren, Ed and Richard Gonzales, Tracy Bray, William, Henley and Martin Chapman, all of California; his mother of Onawa; a brother and his wife, Cleo and Shirley of Willingboro, N.J.; a sister, Norma Harris of Santa Clara, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Suellen McCall of Killeen, Texas; three grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Donald.
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - Jacob Harskamp, 93, of Sioux Center died Wednesday at Sioux Center Community Health Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.