Monday, August 31, 1998
John S. Renner II
John S. Renner II, 47, of Sioux City died Sunday at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 6 to 9 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Stephanie Lynn Radtke-Griffith, 19, of Sioux City died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Kevin M. Richter of St. Boniface Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visit ation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Ms. Radtke-Griffith was born Aug. 2, 1979, in Beaufort, S.C., the daughter of Barbara Griffith and Stephen Radtke.
She attended Riverside School in Sioux City until 1992. She then enrolled in Storm Lake Community Schools and was currently attending Storm Lake High School. She moved from Sioux City to Faith, Hope and Charity in Storm Lake in January 1992.
Survivors include her parents, Barb and Steve Griffith of Sioux City; two brothers, Matthew Radtke-Griffith of Glenwood, Iowa, and Drew Griffith of Sioux City; a sister, Meggan Griffith of Sioux City; her grandparents, Catherine Haller of Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Griffith of Kingsley, Iowa, and Shirley Radtke of Sioux City; many aunts and uncles; and her special friends at Faith, Hope and Charity.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Frank Haller Jr. and Willis Radtke; and an uncle.
Pallbearers will be Steve Haller, Robert McClary, Dave Knapp, Gary Walters, Kevin and Steve Archer.
Mae P. Robinson
Mae Pearl Robinson, 82, of Sioux City died Saturday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home. Burial will be in Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville, Iowa. Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Sonia H. Bolstein
Sonia Harriet Bolstein, 81, of Palm Springs, Calif., formerly of Nebraska, died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs.
Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of Wiefels and Sons in Palm Springs.
Mrs. Bolstein was born May 29, 1917, in Nebraska, the daughter of Louis and Sara Mae (Bernstein) Goldstein. She married Milton Bol stein. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Palm Springs for 15 years.
Survivors include a daughter, Marlen Bolstein of Dallas, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
HORNICK, Iowa - Irene Beatrice Beem, 88, of Hornick, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Faith Center in Sioux City, with the Rev. Larry Gordon officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Westfork Township Cemetery, Climbing Hill, Iowa. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Christy, Smith, and Hockenberry Funeral Home.
Mrs. Beem was born Jan. 21, 1910, in Albaton, Iowa, the daughter of Jess and Palma (Peterson) Smith. She graduated from Sloan High School after attending primary school in Albaton and Salix, Iowa. She went to college at Morningside and Cedar Falls to obtain her teacher's certificate. She taught in one-room classrooms in Albaton, Moorehead, and Owego before her marriage.
She married Arthur James Beem on March 12, 1931, in Sloan. The couple operated a dairy farm for many years, eventually switching the farm operation to row cropping corn and soybeans. He died Feb. 10, 1983.
She was a member of Cornerstone Faith Center and was active in children's church at the Holly Springs (Iowa) Church of Christ. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning.
Survivors include a son and his wife, James and Merriel Beem of Hornick, Iowa; four daughters, Evelyn and her husband, Melvin Campbell, of Albia, Iowa, Jeanette Gray and Nancy and her husband, Frank Radig, all of Hornick, and Mary Jane and her husband, Joel Linebarger, of Renton, Wash.; a brother, Robert Smith of San Rafael, Calif; four sisters, Leora Swanson of Moville, Iowa, Margaret Schaeffer of Sun City, Calif., Harriet Pullen of Whiting, Iowa, and LaVonne Irwin of Tucson, Ariz; 19 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a sister, Clara Jane Pullen; a son-in-law, Thomas A. Gray; and a grandchild, Jason Roy Beem
Marvin E. Int Veld
SHELDON, Iowa - Marvin Eugene Int Veld, 65 of Sheldon died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, at Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at United Methodist Church in Sheldon, with Dr. Tony Nester officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. today in Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley, Iowa, with a flag presentation conducted by William Kersbergen. Arrangements are under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Service.
Mr. Int Veld was born March 2, 1933, in Rock Valley, the son of John and Mary (Punt) Int Veld. He was raised in Rock Valley and attended Rock Valley Public School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1956.
He married Martha Kersbergen on Nov. 18, 1954, in Rock Valley. He was employed with Northwestern Bell Telephone for 35 and a half years in Algona, Spencer, Sioux City, Rock Rapids and Sheldon, Iowa. He then worked for Hospers, Iowa, Telephone Company for seven years, retiring in 1991.
He was a member of United Methodist Church, Onyx Lodge of Sanborn, Iowa, where he served as senior warden, and Rock Rapids, Iowa, Chapter 288 and Century 298 Order of the Eastern Star of Orange City, Iowa. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and golfing.
Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Michael and Deanna of Waukesha, Wis.; two daughters, Marva Seeders of Olwein, Iowa, and Michelle and her husband, Butch Bueltel, of Sheldon; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; his stepmother, Johanna Int Veld of Sheldon; a brother and his wife, Adrian and Fran of Bellflower, Calif.; and two sisters, Betty Burggraaff of Sheldon and Yetty and her husband, John Vander Wilt, of Spirit Lake, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers-in-law and his father-in-law.
Pallbearers will be DaWayne Kinnets, Dick Dempsey, Clair Moding, Rich and Will Wissink and Larry Smit.
SHELDON, Iowa - Gerritt Kroeze, 70, of rural Sheldon died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church in Sheldon, with the Rev. Gordon Bloemendall officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.
Mr. Kroeze was born May 13, 1928, in Orange City, Iowa, the son of John and Marie (Vande Griend) Kroeze. He attended country schools near Middleburg, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from 1951 to 1953.
He married Frances Van Roekel on Dec. 21, 1951, in Maurice, Iowa. The couple farmed in the Inwood, Iowa, area for 39 years, then moved to a farm near Matlock, Iowa, five years ago. He was employed part-time with Matlock Farmers Elevator.
He was a member of First Reformed Church and a former member of First Reformed Church in Inwood, where he served as deacon and elder. He was a member of American Legion Post 310 of Inwood. He enjoyed restoring antique tractors.
Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Rod and Gladys of Sheldon; two daughters, Muriel Kroeze of Belle Fourche, S.D., and Nancy and her husband, Ron Finnila, of Northfield, Minn.; two grandchildren, Stephanie and Brian Kroeze; and three sisters, Ida Kuyper and Nelvina and her husband, John DeGroot, all of Orange City, and Jackie Keizen of Sheldon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Herman.
CENTERVILLE, S.D. - Lloyd Knudson, 55, of Centerville died Sunday at Sioux Valley Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Scandia Lutheran Church in Centerville. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wass Funeral Home in Centerville.
William C. Solberg
DENISON, Iowa - William C. Solberg, 88, of Denison died Sunday at Reed House in Dension.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Presbyterian Church in Denison. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Pfannebecker Funeral Home in Denison.
Tyler M. Cook
FREMONT, Neb. - Tyler M. Cook, 8, of Fremont, formerly of Mapleton, Iowa, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Children's Hospital in Omaha, Neb., of complications resulting from a near drowning at the Fremont State Lakes on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Further services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapelton. The Rev. John Whalen will officiate both services. Burial will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Mapleton. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. today, with a wake service at 7:30 p.m., at Moser Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service Tuesday at Moser Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be onr hour prior to the service Tuesday at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.
Tyler was born Jan. 11, 1990, in Ida Grove, Iowa, the son of James and Lorie Gross. He was adopted by Douglas and Christine Cook. He lived in Mapleton until moving to Fremont in 1995. Last year he had finished the second grade at Davenport Grade School.
He was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Fremont. He was active in Cub Scouts and played in the summer baseball program.
Survivors include his adopted parents, Douglas Cook of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Christine Cook of Fremont; five brothers, Jason Cook of Hull, Iowa, Timothy and Adam Cook of Fremont and Jered and Jeff Gross of Spencer, Iowa; two sisters, Krystena Cook of Fremont and Jennifer Gross of Iowa; his grandparents, Roy and Grace LaFrentz of Galva, Iowa, Gene and Sharon Gross of Battle Creek, Iowa, Betty Gross of Holstein, Iowa, Norman and Wilma Smith of Council Bluffs, and Jerry and Sharon Tierney of Mapleton; and his great-grandmother, Loretta Schleis of Mapleton.
He was preceded in death by his natural parents and an uncle.
Mary Riddle Knutson
SLOAN, Iowa - Mary Riddle Knutson, 92, of Sloan died Saturday at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Sloan. Burial will be in St. Clair Cemetery, Ute, Iowa. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wood Funeral Chapel in Sloan.
Ransom C. Leonard
HOLSTEIN, Iowa - Ransom Charles Leonard, 83, of Holstein died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Holstein, with the Rev. Curtis Benson officiating. Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery, with a flag presentation conducted by American Legion Dessel-Schmidt Post 225 of Holstein. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.
Mr. Leonard was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Holstein, the son of Hiram J. and Christina (Schroeder) Leonard. He attended rural schools and graduated from Holstein High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945, with the 4th Airdrome Squadron in New Guinea as a medical technician.
He married Evelyn Jensen on Nov. 10, 1946, in Ida Grove, Iowa. He farmed on the family farm.
He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. He served as a former director of Holstein Elevator, Farm Bureau, Extension and Sioux Watershed.
Survivors include his wife; four sons and their wives, Randall and Lisa of Spencer, Iowa, Bradley and Anna of Phoenix, Ariz., Dennis and Kathie and Keith and Francene, all of Holstein; three daughters and their husbands, Yvonne and Sam Downs of South Sioux City, Sharleen and Ken Harris of Whitefish Bay, Wis., and Janet and Ed Enright of Britt, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; three brothers and their wives, Elwin and Irene and William and Gloria, all of Holstein and Maurice and Lillian of Storm Lake, Iowa; and a sister, Mary Conover of Holstein.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Arnold, Abraham and Jessie; and a sister, Viola Sinns.
Herold B. Pansegrau
NEWCASTLE, Neb. - Herold B. Pansegrau, 84, of Newcastle died Sunday at a Sioux City hospital following a series of strokes.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Newcastle. Burial will be in Ponca City Cemetery, Ponca, Neb. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 5 to 7:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca.
Verna M. Rosenbaum
ELK POINT, S.D. - Verna Matilda (Collins) Rosenbaum, 85, of Elk Point died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Anderson Funeral Home in Elk Point, with the Rev. Lozer of United Parish Church officiating. Burial will be in Elk Point Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Mrs. Rosenbaum was born Dec. 30, 1912, in George, Iowa.
She married Elmer Rosenbaum on April 4, 1931, in Fremont, Neb. The couple lived in Elk Point. He died Dec. 20, 1970, in Vermillion, S.D.
She was employed at Sioux City Battery, Otis Radio in Hawarden, Iowa, and as a cook at a Elk Point nursing home, retiring in 1978.
She was a member of United Parish Church and Rebekah Lodge 129 of Elk Point.
Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Terrell of North Sioux City; a son, Duane of Elk Point; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a foster grandson, Cecil Schmitz of North Sioux City; and five foster granddaughters.
Henry DeSutter, 75, of Hawarden, Iowa, died Saturday; Porter-Dow Funeral Home of Hawarden.