Monday, February 16, 1998
Dale E. Olson
Dale Everett Olson, 85, of Sioux City died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, in Sioux City.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Seventh Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Richard Rechichar officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Albaton, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home.
Mr. Olson was born Feb. 5, 1913, in Sloan, Iowa, the son of Theodore James and Lena Pauline (Gullickson) Olson. He graduated from Sloan High School in 1932. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
He married Juanita Seltman on Aug. 12, 1950, in Compton, Calif. The couple had lived in the Sioux City area since 1950. He farmed for several years, before working at the Sioux City Airport as an electrican. He retired in 1975.
He was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1973 and the American Legion Monahan Post 64.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Marsha and Garry Gibb of Sioux City; three sisters, Bernice Dryden of Whiting, Iowa, Darlene and her husband Ken Lueke of Sergeant Bluff and Vera Scoonover of Temecula, Calif.; two grandchildren, Linda Cordes and Mark Gibb; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Rose B. Ross
Rose Brown Ross, 81, of Sioux City died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Traditional wake services began Sunday, Feb. 15, and will run until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Winnebago, Neb. Tribal Mortuary. Burial will be in Winnebago Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Whitewater Sr. and family are in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Ross was born April 28, 1916, in Winnebago, the daughter of William Brown and Agnes Marie Johnson. She attended Winnebago Public School.
She married Leonard Whitewater Jr. The couple moved to Cozad, Neb., returning to Winnebago in 1942. They moved to Sioux City in 1943.
She married Joseph J. Ross. He died in August 1978. She was employed with Cudahys, Mook's Cafe and Tri-State Produce in her earlier years. She then was a homemaker.
She was a member of Native American Church, the Wall Street Mission Church of All Nations, the Salvation Army Citadel and the Wall Street Mission American Indian Club, which later became the Sioux City American Indian Center. She served as Home Legion Chaplain for the Citadel Corp. from 1960 to 1980.
Survivors include two daughters and their husbands, Edith and Frank Casaday and Wanda and Marco Enamorado, all of Sioux City; two sons, Antone Ross of Sioux City and Christopher Ross of Flordia; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Duncan Rave Jr.; her parents; a sister, Josephine Crow; and two brothers, Herman Brown Sr. and Alton Raisewing.
Bernice G. Thomas, 86, of Sioux City died Sunday; Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home.
Margaret W. DuBois, 73, of Sioux City died Sunday; Larkin Northside Funeral Home.
Harry C. Wulf
HARTLEY, Iowa - Harry Claus Wulf, 93, of Milford, Iowa, formerly of Hartley, died Sunday at the Spencer, Iowa Municipal Hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday 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 from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home in Hartley.
DOW CITY, Iowa - Bernard Linderman, 90, of Dow City died Saturday at the Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison, Iowa.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Dow City. Burial will be in Dow City Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.
Wilma D. Pekelder
SHELDON, Iowa - Wilma Dorothy Pekelder, 76, of Sheldon died Saturday at the Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sheldon. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after noon today, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn, Iowa.
Donald E. Fritzsche
PRIMGHAR, Iowa - Donald Ernest Fritzsche, 78, of Primghar died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at the Primghar Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at United Church of Primghar, with the Rev. Richard Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Primghar.
Mr. Fritzsche was born Aug. 9, 1919, in Primghar, the son of Ernest and Ruth (Little) Fritzsche. He attended country school and graduated from Primghar High School in 1937. He attended Morningside College in Sioux City, receiving a bachlor of science degree in voice and violin in 1941. He taught school for a few years, before going to Chicago, Ill., to further his music education. He also studied at Juilliard School of Music in New York for a brief time. He returned to the family farm in 1948, and began farming and raising gurnsey dairy cattle.
He married Jessie Hadden on Nov. 28, 1959, in Primghar. The couple lived on the family farm until moving into Primghar in 1989. He entered the Millie's Rest Home in 1992 and later moved to the Pringhar Care Center.
He was a member of United Church of Primghar, where he served as choir director, and the Rising Star Masonic Lodge of Primghar. He was a former member of the Cherokee Symphony, where he played violin.
Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Gregory and Sharon of Primghar; two daughters, Kimberly and her husband George Cothren of Fayetteville, Tenn. and Lynn Clark of Decherd, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Joshua and Heather Fitzsche, Ricky Bond, Christopher and Cody Clark; two sisters, Lucille Petras of Humboldt, Iowa and Doris Ihde of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George; and a brother-in-law, Veryl Ihde.
Mildred L. Stoneking
PAULLINA, Iowa - Mildred L. Stoneking, 91, of Paullina died Sunday at the Primghar (Iowa) Care Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Nellie M. Harms
LE MARS, Iowa - Nellie Margaret Harms, 83, of Le Mars died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at The Abby in Le Mars.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Mrs. Harms was born Sept. 28, 1914, in Moville, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Amelia (Schmidt) Erickson.
She married Marvin J. Harms on Aug. 6, 1948, in Le Mars. The couple lived in Le Mars and then moved to Sioux City. Following their retirement in 1988, they returned to Le Mars. While in Le Mars, she was employed with Sheehan Produce and VanderMeer Bakery. While in Sioux City, she was employed with Green Gables. He died Jan. 26, 1993. She had been a resident of The Abby for several years.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Hulda Castello of South Sioux City and Eunice Olson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Raymond Erickson.
Paul P. Henrich
LE MAR, Iowa - Paul Peter Henrich, 89, of Le Mars died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Richard Ball officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, with a Altar Society rosary at 4 p.m. and a scriptural wake service at 7:30 p.m., at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Mr. Henrich was born July 8, 1908, in Oyens, Iowa, the son of Martin and Katherine (Konradi) Henrich. He was raised in Le Mars and attended St. Joseph's Catholic School.
He married Ella Emily Lang on Jan. 8, 1935, in Le Mars. The couple farmed for several years near Odebolt, Iowa, until the early 1940s, when they moved to the Brunsville-Le Mars area. The continued to farm until retiring. She died in 1986.
He was a member of St. James Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, James and Clarice and Tom and Margaret, all of Le Mars; a daughter, Linda Henrich of Sioux City; five grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Edwin and Arlene of Le Mars; and three sisters, Irene Kallsen of Le Mars, Catherine Topf of Sergeant Bluff and Dorothy and her husband Rupert Thorp of Salix, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Ellen, in infancy, and Elizabeth Braun; five brothers, Fred, Martin, Alvin, John and Leo; and two sisters, Mary Friend and Josephine Deiterman.
SHELDON, Iowa - Bertha Westerveld, 95, of Sheldon died Sunday at the Oak Park Care Center in Sheldon.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Sheldon Funeral Service.
Arthur E. Strackbein
BATTLE CREEK, Iowa - Arthur Emil Strackbein, 78, of Battle Creek died Sunday, Feb. 15, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Midway, Iowa, with the Rev. Tom Sabel officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Battle Creek.
Mr. Strackbein was born Aug. 2, 1919, in Battle Creek, the son of Arnold and Mary (Jensen) Strackbein. He attended Midway Country School. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, on the Island of Attu in the Aleutian Islands, and in Guam and Saipan. His awards and decoration include the Distinguished Unit Badge and the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, amoung other awards.
He married Gladys Bruene on March 3, 1946, in Cushing, Iowa. The couple farmed near Midway for 40 years and moved into Battle Creek in 1981.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where he served in various offices, and the Correctionville, Iowa Golf Course. He enjoyed the outdoors and sports.
Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Wanda and her husband Ralph Procaccini of Olathe, Kan., Karen and her husband Stanley Rupiper of Sioux City, Diane Hupke of Battle Creek, Joann and her husband Mark Gries of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Jean Johnson of Ida Grove, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Lisa and Aaron Procaccini, Katie and Beau Hupke, Kristen and Megan Johnson, Casey and Christy Gries; a sister, Alice Albers of Cushing; a brother-in-law, Willard Gebers of Holstein, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Bruene of Correctionville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ethel Gebers; and a brother, Edward.