Elsie C. Burnight
JEFFERSON, S.D. - Elsie Carolyn Burnight, 79, of Jefferson died Saturday, June 27, 1998, at her home following a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson, with the Rev. James Bruch officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Berkemier Funeral Home. Visitation will resume at 4 p.m. today, with a wake service at 7:30 p.m., at the church.
Mrs. Burnight was born Aug. 11, 1918, in rural Union County, S.D., the daughter of Charles and Grace (Thayer) Johnson. She was raised in rural Union County and graduated from Mount Hope School.
She married Earl F. Burnight Dec. 3, 1935, in Akron, Iowa. They lived in West Akron, S.D. and moved to Jefferson, in 1954. He died Sept. 11, 1979, in Jefferson. She was a homemaker and longtime cook at Jefferson School. She was also a senior companion for Sioux City A.I.D. Center.
She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Jefferson Tuesday Club, Jefferson Senior Citizens, and the McCook Lake Twirlers Square Dance Club.
Survivors include four daughters, Patricia and her husband, Nick Pomerico, of Huron, S.D., Judith and her husband, Don Streeter, of McCook Lake, Deborah and her husband, Elza McKay, of Columbus, Mo., and Roben Jefferson of Eugene, Ore.; a son and his wife, Sam and Rita Burnight, of Smithland, Iowa; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Eva Frazier of Sioux City, Laura Callahan of North Hollywood, Calif., and Rose Johnson of Royal Oak, Mich.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kandace Jane; a grandchild; and a sister, Ruth Hansen.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Robert E. Lalone
ARTHUR, Iowa - Robert E. "Bob" Lalone, 68, of Arthur died unexpectedly Friday, June 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, Iowa, with the Rev. John Schauer and the Rev. Andew Currao officiating. Burial will be in Hayes Township Cemetery, rural Arthur. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. today at the Christensen-Ciha Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.
Mr. Lalone was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Dunlap, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Minnie (Knutzen) Lalone. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He graduated from Dunlap High School in 1947. He then attended technical school in Wausau, Wis.
He married Karen Makowski in 1959, in Nashau, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He married LaDonna (Druivenga) Linman on Dec. 22, 1976, in Storm Lake, Iowa. He was employed as a manager of the E.W. Oates Lumber Company in Storm Lake and the Arthur Lumber Company. He had then farmed for 18 years, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed woodworking, country dancing and camping.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Jodi Lalone Mixdorf and Mark Mixdorf of Stevens Point, Wis. and Jeannie and Brian Weir of Port Washington, Wis.; two grandchildren, Hannah and Zachary Mixdorf; a brother and his wife, Devon and Marlys of Storm Lake; a sister and her husband, Donna and Donald Bumann of Storm Lake; a sister-in-law and her husband, Carolyn Bieschke-Murphy and John Murphy of Denison, Iowa; four nieces and nephews; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Marsha and Joel Patterson of Grundy Center, Iowa and Patricia and Larry Wiebers of Schleswig, Iowa; and four stepgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Shirley A. Sherk
MECKLING, S.D. - Shirley Ann Sherk, 64, of Yankton, S.D., formerly of Meckling, died Friday at the Sisters James Nursing Home in Yankton.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home in Vermillion, S.D. Burial will be in Bluff View Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
LAUREL, Neb. - Jeanette Esther McCoy, 77, of Laurel died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at the Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Laurel, with the Rev. Alfred J. Salanitro officiating. Burial will be in Laurel City Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Schumacher Funeral Home in Laurel. There will be a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. today at the church.
Mrs. McCoy was born Nov. 28, 1920, in Fairfax, S.D., the daughter of Wendell and Hattie (Harris) Johnson. She graduated from Laurel High School and attended Wayne State Teachers College. She taught rural school, then worked in the office at Wayne State before her employment with Southern Pacific Railroad. She later worked as a checker at Gowery's Grocery Store in Laurel for 16 years.
She married Joseph Donald McCoy on April 7, 1947, in Laurel. He died in 1997.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Altar Society and was the secretary for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary for 19 years.
Survivors include five sons and their wives, Joe and Deanna and Mark and Margaret, all of Laurel, Mike and Jill of Fort Worth, Texas, Paul and Mary of Lincoln, Neb. and Kirk and Nan of Seward, Neb.; a daughter and her husband, Kelly and Mike Barnes of Bloomington, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Ryan, Travis, Craig, Chance, Sam and Aaron McCoy, Greg and Andy Barnes.
PAULLINA, Iowa - Travis Snyder, 23, of Paullina died Saturday at the Baum-Harmon Hospital in Primghar, Iowa.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina.
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa - Edith Dykhuizen, 86, of Sioux Center died Friday, June 26, 1998, in Sheboygan, Wis., following a brief illness.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church in Sioux Center, with the Rev. Mark DeWitt officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Vander Ploeg Funeral Home of Sioux Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Dykhuizen was born March 15, 1912, near Newkirk, Iowa, the daughter of Bouke and Jennie (Tuinstra) Vander Zwaag. She attended country school in the Newkirk area and graduated from Newkirk High School.
She married Egbert Dykhuizen on June 12, 1941, in Newkirk. The couple lived in Sioux Center. He died on Dec. 23, 1986. She entered the New Homestead in Sheboygan in 1995.
She was a member of First Reformed Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Janice and Rev. Gerald Dykstra of Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; a granddaughter and her husband, Rebekah and Keith Starkenburg of Sioux Center; a grandson, Joel; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Hattie Boone, Gertrude Grooters and Anna Vander Zwaag.
Rose Mary Abbott
VAIL, Iowa - Rose Mary Abbott, 72, of Adel, Iowa, formerly of Vail, died Sunday at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Vail. Burial will be in St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday, with a wake service at 7:30 p.m., at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison, Iowa. Visitation will resume from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.
REMSEN, Iowa - Dorothy Johnson, 83, of Remsen died Sunday, June 28, 1998, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen, with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Remsen Community Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Mrs. Johnson was born March 15, 1915, in Sioux City, the daughter of George and Lillian (Holst) Hargreaves. She was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Central High School. She then attended beauty school. Following her graduation, she was employed at the Younker-Davidson beauty salon in Sioux City.
She married Karl "Bud" Johnson on June 30, 1940, in Sioux City. The couple lived in Downey, Calif. from 1940 to 1947. They moved to Remsen in 1947, where they farmed. He died March 21, 1984. She entered the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in June 1997.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Ronald C. and Janne of Cherokee, Iowa; three daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and Norman Nelson of Tacoma, Wash., Barbara D. and Jerry Parrish of Parkville, Mo. and Karen and Melvin Byrd of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Robert and Ginette Hargreaves of Portland, Ore. and William and Mary Hargreaves of Stanton, Mich.; a sister, Joan Winslow of Bakersfield, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, George Hargreaves; and a sister, Marian Clark.
Everett G. Anderson
Everett "Andy" G. Anderson, 85, of Sioux City died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at a Omaha, Neb. hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Morningside Lutheran Church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday in West Nidars Cemetery at Baltic, S.D. Visitation will be 2 to 8:30 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Christy, Smith and Hockenberry Funeral Home.
Mr. Anderson was born June 3, 1913, in Baltic, S.D., the son of Ole and Julia (Ustrud) Anderson. He was raised in Baltic and graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Civil Engineering. He then served in the U.S. Army as a Major with the Corp of Engineers. He married Jean Sory March 27, 1944, in McCall, S.C. She died Aug. 10, 1992, in Sioux City. He moved to Sioux City in 1949, where he lived until moving to a nursing home in Elk Horn, Neb. one and a half years ago. He was employed as a civil engineer for Hobe Engineering, a division of H.S. Holtze Construction Co. He was a member of Sioux City Lions Club and Sioux City Engineer's Club. He also enjoyed playing in Bridge clubs.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Everett and Sandi Anderson of Omaha, Neb.; three daughters and their husbands, Julia and John Grundmeier of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Phyllis and Rick Nash of Manhattan, Kan., and Linda and Richard Luth of Omaha, Neb.; eight grandchildren; a step-grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and a sister and her husband, Louise and Gust Ustrud.
He was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers will be Chad Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Christopher Nash, Todd Grundmeier, Rick Nash, John Grundmeier, Clint Zinter, and Clayton Ustrud.
Memorials may be directed to Sioux City Engineers Club Scholarship Fund in care of Linda Luth, 6507 So. 108th Ave. Omaha, Neb. 68137.
Russell V. Grau
Russell V. Grau, 78, of Sioux City died Friday June 26, 1998, at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel with the Rev. Donohue Sarff, pastor of Morningside Lutheran Church officiating. Burial with military graveside services provided by American Legion Post #1981 will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 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 the funeral home.
Mr. Grau was born April 17, 1920, in Ireton, Iowa, the son of Vernon and Lola (Lean) Grau. He married Marjorie H. Rembe Oct. 21, 1939 in Le Mars, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed at Knoepfler Chevrolet for 37 years and was the service manager there until his retirement. He was a member of Morningside Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Thomas and Susie Grau of South Sioux City, and Scott and Jacquelyn Grau of Davey, Neb.; a daughter and her husband, Connie and Stanley Eriksen of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren, Doug, Eric, Matthew, David, Dustin, Danielle, Rachelle, Eric, Bryan, Richard and Nathan; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; a sister; and a brother.
Pallbearers will be Eric and Bryan Eriksen, Doug, Eric, Matthew, and Dustin Grau, and Richard Cooper.