Obituaries

October 16, 1974 - August 14, 2019

Matthew Hap Lee

Cherokee, IA

Matthew Hap Lee, the son of William and Linda (Gravenish) Lee was born October 16, 1974, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School, class of 1993. Matt went on to excel at college for the next seven years or so…
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June 7, 1945 - August 13, 2019

Ronald Joseph Henke

Marcus, IA

Ron was born on June 7, 1945 to Joseph and Berniece (Peck) Henke in Cherokee, IA. Ron was raised on the farm and attended school at Maryhill Visitation Catholic Church in rural Cherokee County through eighth grade. He graduated from Cleghorn High School.  On September 1, 1965, he was…
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August 24, 1953 - August 7, 2019

Bartolo Apolinar Bustos

Cherokee, IA

Bartolo Apolinar Bustos, the son of Pedro and Eutimia (Rodriguez) Bustos was born August 24, 1953 in Tetipac Gro, Mexico. His childhood years were spent in Mexico where he received his education. At the age of 22, Bartolo set off on a journey to experience the American dream. He became a United…
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June 4, 1927 - August 1, 2019

Marilyn Marie Immele

Cherokee, IA

Marilyn was born June 4, 1927 in Sioux City IA. She was the second of three daughters born to Charles and Gertrude (Kies) Barron.  She graduated from Cathedral High School in 1945.      After graduating in 1949 from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, she taught…
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June 22, 1943 - July 27, 2019

Karen Elizabeth Bezoni

Cherokee, IA

Karen Elizabeth Bezoni, lifelong resident of Aurelia, Iowa, passed away peacefully at Accura Healthcare in Cherokee, Iowa.  Karen is the daughter of John and Phyllis (Hansen) Agnitsch was born June 22, 1943, in Pipestone, Minnesota.  Her childhood years were spent in both…
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December 18, 1934 - July 24, 2019

Betty Lou Orthmann

Peterson, IA

Betty Lou Orthmann, age 84, formerly of Peterson, Iowa, died on Wednesday, July 24th, after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her children.   Betty Lou, the daughter of Carter and Violet (Haley) Davis, was born on December 18, 1934, at Spencer Community Hospital.   She was…
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November 8, 1961 - July 21, 2019

Morey Allen Carlson

Cherokee, IA

 Morey Allen Carlson, the son of Donald “Butch” and Margaret (Lentz) Carlson was born November 8, 1961 in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1980. After high school, he attended…
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November 9, 1951 - July 12, 2019

Marilyn M. Steward

Cherokee, IA

 Marilyn Marie Steward, the daughter of Lloyd and Margaret (Unkrur) Steward was born November 9, 1951 in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school and graduated from Washington High School. Following graduation, Marilyn worked at Quinn’s…
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December 15, 1929 - June 20, 2019

Kenneth File

Cherokee, IA

Kenneth Dean File was born in Rock Rapids, Iowa on December 15, 1929 to Edward and Dora File. He graduated from Rock Rapids High School, Sheldon Junior College and Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa with a degree in education. Upon graduation from Morningside, Ken taught at a country school…
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