Monday, July 20, 1998
Betty J. Dicks
Betty J. Dicks, 70, of Sioux City, died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at her residence of cancer.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Christy, Smith & Hockenberry Funeral Home, with the Rev. Karen Handke of the Oto United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and the family present from 6 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Dicks was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Sioux City, the daughter of Arthur William and Cecil Ellen (Smothers) Cole. She attended Sioux City public schools.
She married Robert W. Dicks on Sept. 15, 1945, in Sioux City. He died Dec. 31, 1982, in Sioux City. She worked as a cook in a number of places in the Siouxland area.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl and her husband, Gayland, Parsley of Lawton, Iowa, and Paula Sturtevant of Sioux City; five brothers, Leroy Cole of Sioux City, Robert Cole of Kalona, Iowa, Don Cole of Ida Grove, Iowa, and Howard Cole and Richard Cole, both of Iowa City, Iowa; two sisters, Arlene Schuppan of Iowa City, and Marion Lee of Riverside, Iowa; two grandchildren, Dan Parsley and Jodi Dicks; and two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and five brothers.
Pallbearers will be Howard and Eddie Cole; Duane, Larry and Paul Dicks, and Dan Parsley.
Faye V. Stephan
Faye Viola Stephan, 80, of South Sioux City, died Friday, July 17, 1998, at a South Sioux City nursing home following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Paul United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Terry and Nancy Tomlinson officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stephan was born Feb. 13, 1918, in rural Newcastle, Neb., the daughter of William and Emma M. (Smith) Newman.
She married Samuel S. "Sam" Stephan on June 22, 1935, in Dakota City. He died Aug. 24, 1995, in South Sioux City. She was employed at various businesses in South Sioux City and was co-owner of Stephan Welding for 30 years.
She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Naomi Circle and the Dakota County Historical Society.
Survivors include three sons and their wives: Ralph and Cleo, Rich and Barb and Ron and Katy, all of South Sioux City; 10 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by a daughter, Ramona Stephan Rohde.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Ricky, Todd and Ralph Stephan, Jr.; Jason and Troy Rohde; Keith Blom; Devlin Bertrand; Eugene Lahn, and Scott Gorski.
Beatrice M. Delfs
Beatrice M. Delfs, 90, of Morton, Ill., formerly of Columbus, Neb. and Sioux City, died Wednesday, June 17, 1998, at her residence.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City. Arrangements are under the direction of Ludwig-Rohrschneider Mortuary in Morton.
Paul W. Sorensen
Paul W. Sorensen, 81, of Sioux City died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at the Sunrise Retirement Community.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. Richard Sitzman officiating. The body has been deeded to the Anatomy Department of the University of Iowa. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home.
Mr. Sorensen was born March 17, 1917, in Sioux City, the son of Johannes "John" and Anna (Sorensen) Sorensen. He attended Bryant Elementary School, North Junior High School and graduated from Central High School in 1935.
He married Marie M. Daily on May 16, 1942, in Los Angeles. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was commissioned an officer. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal.
He was employed as the carpet manager for Bekins Furniture Store for 30 years, retiring in 1982. She died in 1994.
He was an avid golfer, winning many tournaments including the City Golf Championship five times in three decades, 1950s, 1960s and the 1970s. He was a past member of the Sioux City Boat Club, the Green Valley Golf Association and the Siouxland Senior Center. He was of the Catholic faith and a former member of Nativity Parish.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Don and Cathie of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter and her husband, Dodie and Ron McManamy of Dakota Dunes, S.D.; six grandchildren, Heather Graves, Mindi Choquette, Mike and Kevin McManamy, Danielle Faubush and Taryn Plendl; three brothers, Leo and his wife, Edythe, of Dunnellon, Fla., Jack of Des Moines and Irving and his wife, Adele, of Sioux City; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed Sunrise Retirement Commuity.
Oscar M. Bergquist
Oscar M. Bergquist, 86, of Sioux City died Thursday, July 16, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital following a lenghty illness.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Morris officiating. Private burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are
under the direction of
Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.
Mr. Bergquist was born April 18, 1912, in New Norway, Alberta, Canada. He moved with his family to Mitchell, S.D. as the age of 5. He moved to Sioux City in 1939.
He married Eunice Tonsfeldt on Feb. 21, 1942, in Sioux City. He was employed as a machinist with Sioux Tools for 40 years, retiring in 1979. He was also a part time musician with several local dance bands.
He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the machinist and musicians unions.
Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Craig and Julie of Merrill, Iowa; a daughter and her husband, Barbara and Tom Arens of Sioux City; a sister and her husband, Esther and Don Bates of Mitchell; five grandchildren, Curt, Jon and Jay Bergquist, Kyle Waggoner and Allison Taylor; two stepgrandchildren, Jill and Brooke Arens; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Jean Bergquist of Spirit Lake, Iowa, and Frances Church of Omaha, Neb.; and a niece and nephew.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Clint William Bergquist; and four brothers, Ralph, Gene, Theodore and August.
Memorials may be directed to the Big Sioux Chapter Alzheimer's Association or Wesley United Methodist Church.
Valeria M. Conley
Valeria M. Conley, 90, of South Sioux City died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at a South Sioux City nursing home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Liewer officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, with a Scriptural wake service at 7:30 p.m., at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Conley was born April 30, 1908, in Hartington, Neb., the daughter of Melvin and Christina (Backman) Rosenbach.
She married John E. Conley on June 10, 1930, in Fremont, Neb. He died June 21, 1990, in South Sioux City.
She had been a resident of South Sioux City since 1946. She was employed at Sioux City Battery Co. from 1946 to 1956. She was then employed at the Methodist Hospital from 1958 to 1968, and retired from the South Sioux City High School. Following her retirement, she volunteered at Matney Colonial Manor for several years.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son and his wife, James J. and Ellen of South Sioux City; two daughters, Celestine C. Ourada and Jeannine and her husband, Edwin Herbst, all of Sioux City; a brother, Morline J. Rosenbach of Vancouver, Wash.; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Herbert, Carlyle, Wendell and Floyd Rosenbach; and a sister, Caroline Ashburner.
Pallbearers will be Paul, Pat, Kelly, Joe, Chuck and Bill Conley, Paul Herbst and Gary Ourada.
Jessie Shipp II
BOYDEN, Iowa - Jessie J. Shipp II, 2 year-old son of Jessie and Lorie Shipp of Boyden, died Saturday at the Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon, Iowa.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Sibley, Iowa. Burial will be in Holman Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.
SPENCER, Iowa - Albert Pullen, 81, of Spencer died Sunday at the Spencer Municipal Hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Spencer. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
SUTHERLAND, Iowa - Mike Jilderda, 81, of Sutherland died Friday at his residence.
Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church in Sanborn, Iowa. Burial will be at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Cemetery at Sheldon, Iowa. Visitation will be noon to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Sheldon Funeral Service.
WAKEFIELD, Neb. - Erwin Brown, 88, of Wakefield died Sunday at his residence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Wakefield. Burial will be in Wakefield Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 9 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Bressler-Humlicek Funeral Home in Wakefield.
ROCK VALLEY, Iowa - Elizabeth "Betty" Lange, 67, of Rock Valley died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at her residence.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rock Valley, with the Rev. James Demke officiating. Burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery, rural Sioux Center, Iowa. Visitation will be Tuesday, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.
Mrs. Lange was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Hurley, S.D., the daughter of Christian and Mary (Dwyer) Christensen. She graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D.
She married Emil Lange on Aug. 20, 1950, in Sioux Falls. The couple farmed near Rock Valley until 1979, when they retired into Rock Valley. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Circle. She enjoyed gardening, baking and traveling.
Survivors include her husband; four sons and their wives, Larry and Jill of Inwood, Iowa, Denny and Judy of Orange City, Iowa, Glenn and Cheryl of Rock Valley and Jerry and Bev of Sioux Falls; a daughter and her husband, Sharon and Daron Klinkhammer of Howard, S.D.; a brother, Lloyd Christensen of Maple Grove, Minn.; and 16 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
SHELDON, Iowa - Frances Castle, 69, of Sheldon died Friday at the Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sheldon. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery at Anthon, Iowa. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today, with a rosary at 7 p.m. said by the St. Patrick's Guild and a Scripture wake service at 7:30 p.m., at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.
Ruby A. Gosch
MAPLETON, Iowa - Ruby Ardus Gosch, 82, of Mapleton died Saturday at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Mapleton. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.
Alma A. Meyer
YANKTON, S.D. - Alma A. Meyer, 94, of Yankton died Saturday at the St. James Nursing Home in Yankton.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Menominee, Neb. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery, Crofton, Neb. Visitation will be 3 to 5:30 p.m. today at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. There will be a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
Leonard A. Tramp
CROFTON, Neb. - Leonard A. Tramp, 86, of Crofton died Saturday at his residence.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton. Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. and a rosary at 8 p.m., at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.