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Woodbury County, Iowa Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Woodbury County, Iowa Obituary Collection - 182

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Date: Monday, 6 September 2010, at 8:43 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8, 1998

Jeannie Nickols
Jeannie (Spidell) Nickols, 67, of Paso Robles, Calif., formerly of Sioux City, died Friday in Paso Robles.

Services will be Wednesday in Paso Robles. Arrangements are under the direction of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home in Paso Robles.

Ordway Hughes
Ordway Hughes, 74, of Omaha, formerly of Sioux City, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at an Omaha Hospital following a brief illness.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Roeder Mortuary in Omaha. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a son and his wife, Robert and Cindy; two grandchildren; four sisters, Vila Hilbert of Claremore, Okla., Louise Girard of South Sioux City, Ona McSperritt of Macomb, Ill., and Nita Ashmore of Lincoln, Neb.; and three brothers, Jim and Vernon, both of Sioux City, and Velmer Jr. of Hubbard, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Velmer and Mabel Hughes; and a brother, Rodney.

James W. Moughan
James W. "Bill" Moughan, 89, of Ellisville, Mo., formerly of Sioux City, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, in Ellisville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wedmesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mr. Moughan was born Sept. 20, 1909, in Williston, N.D., the son of James and Ella (Krueger) Moughan. He moved from Sioux City to the St. Louis, Mo., area 28 years ago.

Survivors include three sons, James P. of Ellisville, Michael J. and his wife, Gloria, of Florissant, Mo., and Richard and wife, Kathy, of Atlanta, Ga.; a daughter, Mary Meyers of St. Louis; a brother, Robert of Sioux City; a sister, Veronica Wells of Sioux City; and two granddaughters, Angela and Jessica.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher.

Grace Kistner
Grace Kistner, 83, of Sioux City died Sunday at her residence.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present 7 to 9 p.m. and a prayer service at 8:15 p.m., at the funeral home.

Francis E. McHugh
Francis E. "Mac" McHugh, 71, of Sioux City died Monday at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Wallace R. Butler
Wallace R. Butler, 78, of Sioux City died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at a Sioux City nursing home.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Graceland Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Allen Call of First United Methodist Church officiating. The body was cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berger Funeral Service.

Mr. Butler was born Jan. 30, 1920, in Sioux City, the son of Roy and Florence (Barton) Butler. He graduated from Central High School in 1938.

He owned and operated Butler Printing. He also was employed as a salesman with Standard Office Equipment and Mid Western Paper.

He married Colleen Palmer Custer on July 2, 1953, in Crystal Lake, Neb.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II from 1941 to 1946 as a gunner's mate in the Pacific Theater.

He was a member and past master of North Riverside Lodge 662 A.F.&A.M., the Sioux City Scottish Rite Bodies and Abu Bekr Shrine Temple, where he was past president of the Oriental Band. He enjoyed playing golf.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Darcy and her husband, Richard Hooks, of Dakota Dunes, Kandyce and her husband, Stephen Morzenti, of Casper, Wyo., and Allison Pratt; and four grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kyle Hooks and Adam and Alex Pratt.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Warren.

Desmond P. Riley
Desmond P. Riley, 92, of Sioux City died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at a Sioux City retirement facility.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Paul-Louis Arts officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Monahan Post 64. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. followed by a rosary said by Knights of Columbus Dr. Tierney Council 5660, at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel.

Mr. Riley was born May 28, 1906, in Sioux City, the son of Charles and Sadie (Quigley) Riley. He attended Sioux City schools.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II from 1942 to 1945.

He married Dorothy I. Jacobson on May 15, 1948, in South Sioux City.

He was employed as a federal meat inspector with the U.S. Department of Agriculture until retiring.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Immaculate Conception Men's Club, Knights of Columbus Dr. Tierney Council 5660, American Legion Monahan Post 64, American Federation of Government Employees, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and American Association of Retired Persons. He was a state champion bowler and enjoyed golfing.

Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Ronald and Kathy Hostetler of Sioux City; a daughter, Marilyn Morin of Brea, Calif.; seven grandchildren, Mike and Mark Traudt, Brian Osmann, Karen Hodges, Todd and Scott Hostetler and Kerri Tobin; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, William; and a sister, Lois Riley.

Pallbearers will be Brian Osmann, Mark and Mike Traudt, Todd and Scott Hostetler and Nicholas Goodwin.

Myrtle C. Johnson
Myrtle C. (Bennett) Johnson, 82, of Sioux City died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, at her residence.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. Burial will be in Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 23, 1916, in South Dakota, the daughter of Archie and Dorothy Babcock.

She was employed as a bartender at various taverns.

Survivors include five sons, Robert Bennett and his wife, Charlene, and George Bennett, all of Sioux City, Donald Bennett and his wife, Verna, of Coleman, S.D., Leslie Bennett of Texas and Bill Bennett and his wife, Valoy, of Sibley, Iowa; three daughters, Dorothy Hartsock of Phoenix, Ariz., Mary Jane Brewer of Sioux City and Patricia of Nebraska; two half brothers and their wives, Martin and Lucille Babcock of Sioux City and Duane and Bobbie Babcock of Santee, Neb.; a sister, Ellen Jenkins of Sioux City; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John and Troy Swick, Donnie Christiansen, Johnny Allen, Dale White and Donald Rousch.

Delmer D. Decker
Delmer D. Decker, 76, of South Sioux City died Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, at a South Sioux City nursing home.

Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Omaha Valley Cemetery, Homer, Neb. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.

Vera J. Taylor
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - Vera J. Taylor, 72, of Sioux Center died Sunday at Sioux Center Communtiy Hospital.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Ireton, Iowa. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ireton. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home in Sioux Center.

Robert P. Jensen
CHARTER OAK, Iowa - Robert P. Jensen, 78, of Charter Oak died Sunday at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Huebner Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa. Burial will be in Vail Cemetery, Vail, Iowa. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edna Woltman
CHEROKEE, Iowa - Edna Woltman, 84, of rural Cherokee died Sunday at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, with a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m., at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Florence M. Knapp
WESTFIELD, Iowa - Florence M. Knapp formerly of Westfield died Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at her daughter's home in Morrison, Ill.

Memorial services will be included with the 9 a.m. Sunday service at Westfield Congregational United Church of Christ. There will be a family visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Mrs. Knapp was born in Westfield, the daughter of George B. and Cora (Franklin) Main. She graduated from Westfield High School in 1920 and attended Grinnell College, the University of Iowa and Morningside College.

She taught school in Sunnyside, Westfield and Akron, Iowa, and Newcastle, Neb.

She married Keith Kellogg Knapp in 1924, in South Sioux City. The couple farmed with his parents for one year and then moved to a farm near Westfield. They lived on the farm for 72 years. He died Nov. 23, 1985.

Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Dorcas and Wilson W. Bull of Morrison; a son and his wife, George C. and Lyn of Annadale, Va.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, a sister, a grandson and a great-grandson.

Hermenia Horton
MERRILL, Iowa - Hermenia "Dutch" Horton, 91, of Perham, Minn., formerly of Merrill, died Sunday at Perham Memorial Home.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Karvonen and Son Funeral Home in New York Mills, Minn. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Merrill. There will be no services.

Merritt Belz
HARTLEY, Iowa - Merritt Belz, 89, of Spencer, Iowa, formerly of Hartley, died Monday at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with the family present 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Hartley.

Anna Van Steenwyk
ORANGE CITY, Iowa - Anna Van Steenwyk, 70, of Artesia, Calif., formerly of Orange City, died Saturday at Downey Community Hospital in Downey, Calif.

Services will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Private burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

Jessie M. Locke
NEMAHA, Iowa - Jessie Myrtle Locke, 96, of Sac City, Iowa, formerly of Nemaha, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, at Park View Care Center in Sac City.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Nemaha United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Karl Schlitz officiating. Burial will be in Nemaha Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today at Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City.

Mrs. Locke was born Oct. 21, 1902, the daughter of John and Amanda (Goodwin) Riedesel. She was raised on a farm near Lanesboro, Iowa.

She married Ward W. Locke on March 18, 1925, in Des Moines. The couple lived in Churdan, Iowa, moving to Milford, Iowa, and then to Nemaha. She enjoyed playing the piano.

Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Birner of Rowely, Iowa; three sons, Vernon of Evansdale, Iowa, Malcolm of Cambridge, Iowa, and Dennis of Albuquerque, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter, Nancy; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Kenneth Ellis
WAKEFIELD, Neb. - Kenneth Ellis, 50, of Grand Terrace, Calif., formerly of Wakefield, died Saturday at Loma Linda University Hospital in California.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bressler-Humlicek Funeral Home in Wakefield. Burial will be in Wakefield Cemetery.

William G.Irwin
William G.Irwin, 85, of Onawa, Iowa died Monday; Pearson Funeral Home of Onawa.

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