Obituaries

May 11, 1937 - June 26, 2018

Molly A. Lee

Cherokee, IA

Marjean “Molly” Ann (Treft) Lee, the daughter of August and Agnes (Canton) Treft, was born May 11, 1937, in Sioux City, IA. Following her graduation from Heelan High School, she moved to Philadelphia for airline training. She then returned to Sioux City and worked as a reservationist…
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April 5, 1935 - June 25, 2018

Harry Albright

Cherokee, IA

Harry Howard Albright, the son of Melvin and Monda (Fort) Albright, was born April 5, 1935, in Red Oak, IA. He graduated from Red Oak High School in 1953. Harry married Sandra Pulsifer in 1954, and from this union, six children were born: Becky, Pamela, Teresa, Rick, Randy and Chris. He…
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January 1, 1922 - June 21, 2018

Mary Frances (Perrin) Gates

Boynton Beach, FL

Mary Frances (Perrin) Gates was born on January 1, 1922 in Freeport, Illinois, the daughter of Delbert and Mary (Goodwin) Perrin.  She graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee, Iowa, in 1939.  She attended St. Vincent Accredited College of Nursing earning her Registered Nursing…
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June 12, 1940 - June 19, 2018

Leroy Vernon Satrang

Dakota Dunes, SD

Leroy Vernon Satrang, 78, of Dakota Dunes, SD, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, IA. Leroy was born on June 12, 1940 to Harry and Ida (Lien) Satrang.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.  Leroy attended country grade…
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July 18, 1932 - June 6, 2018

June Jeanette Pigott

Cherokee, IA

June Jeanette (Nash) Pigott, was born in Cherokee, Iowa, July 18, 1932, to Frank and Della (Rovn) Nash. She attended the local schools, where she was the Drum Majorette for the award winning Wilson High School marching band. She was a very gifted musician both vocally and on the piano. She…
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January 6, 1929 - May 31, 2018

Alice "Toni" May Ganger

Cherokee, IA

Alice “Toni” Ganger, the daughter of Richard and Nellie (Watson) DeWaay, was born January 6, 1929, in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her childhood years were spent on her grandfather’s farm near Archer, Iowa, with her sister and seven brothers. She graduated from Archer…
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December 24, 1966 - May 23, 2018

Troy Sand

Marcus, IA

Troy Robert Sand was born to John Sand and Sandra Sanow in Le Mars, Iowa on Christmas Eve, 1966. He entered into eternal rest on May 23, 2018. Troy was a father, son, brother, uncle and farmer. He loved his three boys with all his heart. He was their super fan in all the sports they…
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October 3, 1949 - May 23, 2018

Donna Jean Lewallen

Cherokee, IA

      Donna Jean Baker was born on October 3, 1949, to Helen Marie (Schott) Baker and Ervel Albert Baker. She grew up on a farm near Schaller, Iowa and attended Schaller Community Schools graduating in 1967. She then attended Wayne State College majoring in English.…
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December 13, 1931 - May 20, 2018

Conrad Willis Lundsgaard

Cherokee, IA

Conrad Willis Lundsgaard, the son of Emil and Mabel (Krogh) Lundsgaard, was born and lived in Ruskin, NE until his family moved to Quimby, IA, and then south of Cherokee, IA where he attended Wilson High School. He briefly attended college until he enlisted in the United States Air Force, and was…
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July 15, 1938 - May 13, 2018

Roger Lee Tewes

Larrabee, IA

Roger Lee Tewes, the son of Ernest and Nellie (Baumeister) Tewes, was born July 15, 1938 in rural Hartley, IA, where he spent his childhood years and received his early education. He was one of fifteen children. On August 23, 1957, he was united in marriage to Norene “Kay” Mugge.…
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November 11, 1961 - May 8, 2018

Brenda Lee Meyers

Cherokee, IA

 Brenda Lee Meyers, the daughter of Doris (Yazel) Meyers was born November 11, 1961, in Boone, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Boone and Pilot Mound, IA. Her family later moved to Spirit Lake, IA. In 1983, Brenda was blessed with a daughter, Angela. In 1985, she met William Smith Jr.…
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December 17, 1919 - May 6, 2018

Lois E. Timmins

Cherokee, IA

Lois E. Timmins was born on December 17, 1919, in Manson, Iowa, the daughter of Rose (Kaufman) and Oscar Calmer. She was the sixth child of eight children. They resided on their family farm outside of Manson throughout her childhood. Lois attended a one room school when growing up. After…
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November 23, 1952 - April 25, 2018

Arthur L. Buchanan

Marcus, IA

Arthur Buchanan 1952-2018 Arthur Lenard Buchanan, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 in Sioux Falls. He was born on November 23rd, 1952 in Corona, California, and raised by his loving parents Mary Ann (Cozine) Haynes and Henry Haynes. Art left school at 15 to marry his wife…
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July 30, 1926 - April 24, 2018

Emma Lou Phelan

St. Paul , MN

Emma Lou was born in Newton, Iowa, on July 30, 1926, to James and Helen (Roth) Leeper.  She was the sixth of eight children, seven of whom survived to adulthood. The family lived in the Brooklyn, Iowa, area, where Emma Lou attended the local schools.  Immediately after high school…
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December 16, 1927 - March 31, 2018

Lucile Reyer

Cherokee, IA

Lucile Reyer, the daughter of Gustav and Hannah (Voss) Nelson was born on December 16, 1927, on the farm near Sac City, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Sac City where she attended school and graduated from Sac City High School in 1946.  On November 6, 1948, Lucile was united in…
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February 27, 1930 - March 22, 2018

Mary Lou Wiemold

Cherokee, IA

Mary Lou was born on February 27, 1930, to Maydar and Anna (Henke) Lux, the third of six children.  She was baptized, confirmed, and educated at Maryhill Visitation Church, rural Cherokee, Iowa.  On September 20, 1949, Mary was united in marriage to Joseph Wiemold at Maryhill.  …
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March 9, 1951 - March 17, 2018

Michael Lee Hanson

Cherokee, IA

Michael Lee Hanson was born in Cherokee, Iowa, on March 9, 1951, to Kenneth and Mary (Delperdang) Hanson. He was active in church, serving as an usher and singing in the choir. He was a strong supporter and volunteer at the Cherokee Food Bank. Mike was very proud of his apple orchard, and loved…
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March 15, 1945 - March 13, 2018

Ronald Ray Mathew

Cleghorn, IA

Ronald Ray Mathew, the son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Barnard) Mathew, was born March 15, 1945, in Lafayette, IN. His childhood years were spent in Wolcott, IN where he attended school and graduated in 1964. After graduation he served in the US Army where he was stationed in Stuttgart Germany…
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March 2, 1933 - March 12, 2018

George F. Woolley

Cherry, IL

   George Frederick Woolley, the son of Lester and Vivian (Stocking) Woolley was born March 2, 1933 in Princeton, IL. His childhood years were spent in Illinois and Wisconsin where he received his education. He was drafted into the United States Army in September of 1952. He served…
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October 16, 1942 - March 9, 2018

Michael Leo O'Neal

Cherokee, IA

Michael Leo O'Neal, the son of Leo E. and Bernice M. (Gilbertson) O'Neal was born October 16, 1942, in Albert Lea, MN. His childhood years were spent in Fairbault and Albert Lea, MN where he received his education, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1960.  After school, Michael…
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September 17, 1947 - March 6, 2018

John D. Woodall

Sutherland, IA

John D. Woodall, the son of William and Hazel (Ogren) Woodall, was born September 17, 1947, in Cherokee, IA. He spent his childhood years and received his education in Alta, IA. After completing school, he worked for Vilas in Storm Lake, IA, afterwards he worked for Wilson Foods for 38 years and…
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November 20, 1921 - March 5, 2018

Phyllis Elizabeth Jaminet

Cherokee, IA

Phyllis Elizabeth Jaminet, the daughter of John and Lena (Gengler) Nilles was born November 20, 1921, in Plymouth County, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Remsen area where she attended school and graduated from Remsen St. Mary’s High School in 1939.  Phyllis was united…
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October 31, 1968 - March 1, 2018

Robert Matthew Carstens

Holstein, IA

Robert Carstens, 49, of Holstein, formerly of Quimby, died on March 1, 2018, among the farmlands that he loved to tend.  Rob was born on October 31, 1968 to Dot and Bob Carstens in Cherokee, Iowa. He graduated from Willow High School in 1987. He had two children, his girlfriend and her…
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June 2, 1930 - February 26, 2018

June Rose (Colvin) Jordahl

Cherokee, IA

  June Rose (Colvin) Jordahl, the daughter of Bernard S. and Clara June (Freihage) Holway was born June 2, 1930, in Omaha, NE. Her childhood years were spent in Wells, Minnesota where she attended school and graduated from high school. Following her schooling, she worked as a clerk at a…
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July 11, 1972 - February 25, 2018

Aaron Wade Honsbruch

Wichita, KS

  Aaron Wade Honsbruch (Honz), the son of Ronald and Jolette (Dirkx) Honsbruch, was born July 11, 1972, at the Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1991. He then attended the…
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January 21, 1954 - February 24, 2018

Daniel D. Anderson, Sr.

Cherokee, IA

Daniel Douglas Anderson of Cherokee, IA went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 24, 2018.   Dan was born on the Marine Corp Base Camp Lejeune, in Jacksonville, NC to Richard and Marilyn Anderson. The Anderson family moved to Cherokee in 1965. Dan had a love for…
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January 19, 1995 - February 22, 2018

Joshua Lee Sundt

Cherokee, IA

Joshua Lee Sundt was born January 19, 1995, to Todd Sundt and Tina White (Weier). His early childhood was spent in Le Mars, IA, but he later moved to Eldora, IA, where he graduated from high school. After moving to Cherokee, he worked various jobs, including  Sleezers, Subway, and A & A…
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April 21, 1925 - February 21, 2018

Cleo LaVonne Baumgardner

Marcus, IA

A private family graveside will take place at a later
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December 19, 1951 - February 18, 2018

Ellen (Holton) Robinson

Cherokee, IA

Ellen Ann (Holton) Robinson, the daughter of Emmett and Margaret (Pitts) Holton, was born December 19, 1951 in Cherokee, Iowa. She attended Immaculate Conception Schools in Cherokee until their closing in 1969. She enjoyed participating in school activities, especially cheerleading. She graduated…
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March 13, 1921 - February 17, 2018

Richard J. Henke, Sr.

Cherokee, IA

Richard J. Henke, Sr., the son of Frank and Eva (Kohn) Henke, was born on a farm in rural Cherokee, Iowa, on March 13, 1921. He attended country school until the 8th grade, and then stayed home to help with the family farming operation. Richard married Marcella “Sally” Theisen on…
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September 1, 1951 - February 8, 2018

Lola Kay Paeper

Cherokee, IA

Lola Kay Paeper, the daughter of Gale and Helen (Wright) Henson was born September 1, 1951, in Sac City, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Sac City where she attended school and graduated from Sac Community High School.  On September 14, 1968, Lola was united in marriage to…
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July 29, 1937 - February 3, 2018

Mary Lue Kuhrts

Quimby, IA

Mary Lue (Regennitter) Kuhrts went home to Our Lord February 3rd, 2018. She fought bravely against respiratory illness for most of her life.  Mary was born near Washta, Iowa July 29, 1937, the 14th of 19 children born to Albert and Mae (Coon) Regennitter. She was close with many of her…
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April 18, 1944 - January 30, 2018

Jean Heinen

Cherokee, IA

  Dorothy Jean (Glover) Heinen, the daughter of Ralph and Marcella (Rupp) Glover, was born April 18, 1944, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee and Quimby, where she graduated from Willow High School.    On November 24, 1972, she was united in marriage to…
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December 27, 1947 - January 28, 2018

Lawrence Jaggie

Cherokee, IA

Lawrence David Jaggie, the son of Edward Walter and Colleen (Hancock) Jaggie was born December 27, 1947, in St. Louis, MO. His childhood years were spent in St. Louis where he received his education.  In 1975, he moved to Iowa looking for work. It is there that he met Rhonda Bjorklund.…
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August 13, 1923 - January 22, 2018

Velma A. Martin

Cherokee, IA

Velma Alberta Martin, the daughter of Deforest and Mabel (French) Steward was born August 13, 1923, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school. Following school, she was united in marriage to Lyle Martin in 1953.  Velma lived in Cherokee all her…
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October 18, 1935 - January 21, 2018

Martin Luke Zauhar

Cherokee, IA

  Martin “Marty” the son of Nicholas and Katherine (Polich) Zauhar, was born and grew up in Floodwood, MN. He then served in the U.S. Army.  Marty married Sheila Maki on June 20, 1964. They moved to Cherokee, IA in 1967 where they raised two daughters. Marty worked for Allied…
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September 22, 1934 - January 18, 2018

Thomas Phillip Dushinske

Cherokee, IA

Thomas Phillip Dushinske was born September 22, 1934, in Cherokee, IA, to William and Florence (Jenkins) Dushinske. Tom attended Immaculate Conception School until high school, graduating from Wilson High School in 1952. On November 21, 1953, Tom married Audrey Howard and raised their family…
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January 26, 1937 - January 18, 2018

Shirley Ann Zembsch

Cherokee, IA

Shirley Ann (Oentrich) Zembsch, was born in O'Brien County, IA, January 26, 1937 to Elda (Kuehl) and Fritz Oentrich. As a child, she lived in the Paullina, Sutherland and Gaza areas. She was baptized May 5, 1948, and confirmed on March 18, 1951. She graduated from Gaza High School. Shirley married…
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October 20, 1923 - January 17, 2018

Margaret M. Roethler

Cherokee, IA

Margaret Marcella (Wentworth) Roethler was born October 20, 1923 to Grace (Campbell) and Earl Wentworth. She grew up in the Cherokee area, and graduated from I. C. Catholic High School in Cherokee. She married Kenneth Roethler in 1946 and the couple made their home in Larrabee. Their family…
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December 21, 1955 - January 12, 2018

Pamela A. Rus

Sutherland, IA

Pamela Ann Rus, the daughter of Charles and Norma (Catlett) Schutte was born December 21, 1955 in Nebraska City, NE. Her childhood years were spent in Auburn, NE where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Robert Rus in Auburn. Following marriage, they moved to Washington State where…
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January 25, 1964 - January 6, 2018

Robert Kenneth Radcliffe

Marcus, IA

Robert Kenneth Radcliffe, the son of Lawrance and Lucille (Palmer) Radcliffe was born January 25, 1964 in Le Mars, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Marcus where he attended school. He then attended school in Sheldon where he became a heavy equipment operator.  After school he…
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March 23, 1947 - January 3, 2018

Paulette Kay Herrmann

Cherokee, IA

Paulette Kay Herrmann, the daughter of Lorraine (Harty) and Paul Herrmann, was born March 23, 1947, in Sioux Falls, SD. She moved to Cherokee with her family in the early 1950’s. She attended Immaculate Conception Schools in Cherokee, and graduated in 1965. She worked at Sioux Valley…
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February 8, 1933 - December 20, 2017

Delora Jean Mitchell

Cherokee, IA

Delora Jean Mitchell, lovingly known as DJ or Lorge, was born February 8th, 1933 in rural Woodbury County, the oldest child of Marion and Ida Mae (Schieuer) Hackett. She attended elementary school in Moville until 8th grade when they moved to a farm southeast of Moville where she attended…
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October 24, 1959 - November 24, 2017

Tracy Jo Gravenish

Tracy Jo Gravenish, 58, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away on November 24, 2017 Born October 24, 1959 in Sioux City, Iowa, she was the daughter of Rodney and Margaret (Roepke) Maffin. Tracy graduated in 1978 at Cherokee Washington High School. She was united in marriage to Duane Gravenish,…
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December 12, 1946 - November 23, 2017

Delbert William Biberdorf

Delbert William Biberdorf, 70, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away on November 23, 2017 surrounded by family. A memorial service will take place at Greenwood Schbert Funeral Home, December 9th, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Cherokee, IA. Delbert William Biberdorf was born on December 12, 1946, a child of…
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March 15, 1920 - November 23, 2017

John M. Patterson

John Merrick Patterson, the son of Andrew and Mary (Eischen) Patterson was born March 15, 1920, in Rock Township in Cherokee, Iowa. He grew up on the family farm and attended the rural school there. He graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1937. John entered the U.S. Army in 1942 and…
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June 8, 1944 - November 17, 2017

Marilyn K. George

On November 17, 2017, while holding her husband Chuck's hand, Marilyn K. George, slipped from the grips of a short illness and into the hands of her loving and merciful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A celebration in Heaven ensued as angels sang and trumpets sounded and Marilyn was greeted by so…
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May 19, 1925 - November 16, 2017

Phyllis Arlene (Sand) Moore

Scottsdale, AZ

Phyllis was born on May 19, 1925. She was the daughter of Harry and Lulu Belle (Hobbs) Miller. She grew up on the family farm in Cherokee County, IA. She graduated from Marcus High School in Marcus, IA. During her life Phyllis experienced technological extremes that ranged from growing up in a…
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November 21, 1920 - November 15, 2017

Berniece Catherine Henke

Berniece Catherine (Peck) Henke was born on November 21, 1920 to Harold Alonzo Peck and Mary Ann (Zimmer) Peck. Born in Rock Township of Cherokee County, Iowa she was baptized into the Catholic Faith at the Maryhill Church. During her childhood, Berniece attended several country schools,…
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December 30, 1928 - November 7, 2017

Evelyn Stoner

Evelyn Marie (Grauer) Stoner, was born in Cherokee County, IA, on December 30, 1928, to Fred and Cecelia (Mackowski) Grauer. She was baptized as an infant at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marcus, IA, and later confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. She attended the local schools, and…
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September 29, 1926 - November 7, 2017

Lawrence J. Crist

Lawrence J. Crist the son of Benedict and Margaret (Martini) Crist, was born September 29, 1926, in Adrian, MN. His childhood years were spent in Ellsworth, MN where he attended school and graduated from Ellsworth Catholic School. On November 18, 1950, Lawrence was united in marriage to Jeanine…
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December 1, 1925 - November 6, 2017

Virginia M. Slechta

Virginia Mae Slechta, the daughter of Fred and Nell (Hannan) Brown was born December 1, 1925, in Vail, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Vail where she received her education. On August 16, 1946, she was united in marriage to Vurnace 'Bud' Slechta. In July of 1947, the family moved to…
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March 31, 1943 - October 30, 2017

Earl F. Anderson

Earl Francis Anderson, the son of Francis and Lucille (Swinderman) Anderson was born on March 31, 1943 in Storm Lake, IA. His childhood years were spent in Storm Lake where he attended school. After school, Earl worked for a tire shop in Storm Lake for 25 years. On January 28, 1978, he was…
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June 5, 1954 - October 28, 2017

Anne Phipps

Anne Phipps passed away on October 28, 2017 at Westwood Specialty Care in Sioux City, Iowa. Anne was born in Cherokee, Iowa on June 5, 1954. She was the oldest of Nate and Virginia Phipps six children. She attended Special Education classes in Cherokee Public Schools from Kindergarten through her…
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October 13, 1953 - October 22, 2017

William 'Bill' Thomas Crow

William 'Bill' Thomas Crow was born to R. Bernadine (Thomas) and Albert F. Crow on October 13, 1953 in Corning, IA, and passed away October 22, 2017 at 2:32 a.m. His dad was clerk of district court and his mom was receptionist/bookkeeper. In the 60's his dad bought the movie theater and the…
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March 18, 1940 - October 7, 2017

Frank Robert Escue

Frank Robert Escue, the son of Ralph and Flora (Dewar) Escue, was born on March 18, 1940, on a farm in Cherokee County. He was raised a sharecropper on the Simonsen farm located in Rock Township. He graduated from Quimby High School in 1958. He was a member of the Army National Guard from…
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March 25, 1926 - October 6, 2017

Firmin Eugene Huysentruyt

Firmin Eugene Huysentruyt, the son of Guillame and Marie (Bruggeman) Huysentruyt was born March 25, 1926, in Deerlijk, Belgium. His childhood years were spent in Belgium where he received his education. Firmin (Gene) spent six months in the Midwest on an agricultural study tour in 1952. He spent…
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November 26, 1944 - October 4, 2017

Lynette Sue Gates

Lyn was the middle child of Ray and Helen (Meyer) Gates from Marcus, IA. She began her nursing career at St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Sioux City. She also worked in Omaha and Washington, D.C. area hospitals. She completed her career working for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and retired in Woodbridge,…
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June 23, 1926 - October 3, 2017

Max D. Martinsen

Max D. Martinsen, the son of Gabe and Bertha (Wendte) Martinsen, was born in Ponca, NE on June 23, 1926. He received his education in Nebraska, and graduated from Newcastle High School in 1943. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army Infantry during the Korean Conflict, and was stationed…
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January 19, 1953 - September 30, 2017

Kenneth Lee Ross

Kenneth Lee Ross, age 64, died suddenly of an aortic dissection at St. Luke's Hospital in Soux City on September 30, 2017. Ken was born Jan. 19, 1953, to Howard and Rogene Ross. Growing up in Pontoosuc, Illinois and Fort Madison, Iowa. Ken graduated from Fort Madison High School, and later…
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August 30, 1926 - September 25, 2017

Donald Raymond Radke

Donald Raymond Radke, the son of Fred and Marie (Winterhof) Radke was born August 30, 1926 in Buena Vista County, Iowa. He was baptized on September 10, 1926 and confirmed on March 17, 1940 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hanover, IA. He received his education at St. John's Parochial School. On…
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March 15, 1922 - September 6, 2017

Lucille King

Lucille King, the daughter of Arthur and Zintka (Heard) Rasmussen was born on March 15, 1922, in Bronson, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Bronson where she attended school and graduated from high school. Following graduation she worked at Cudahy's Meat Processing. On June 28, 1941, Lucille…
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March 13, 1925 - September 4, 2017

Elva Johnson

Elva Johnson was born on a farm near Remsen, IA, March 13, 1925, to Art and Ida (Wilberding) Delperdang. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Cherokee in 1942. She went to work at Miller Insurance, which later became Miller-Mac. Elva married Kenneth Johnson on June 26, 1947, and…
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March 29, 1963 - August 30, 2017

Kirk Allen Ray

Kirk Allen Ray, age 54, of Washta, IA, died suddenly on August 30, 2017, at Unity Point St. Luke's Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Kirk was born on March 29, 1963, to Kenneth and Clarsie (Holloway) Ray. He lived in…
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January 8, 1920 - August 26, 2017

Celesta Rupp

Celesta Elizabeth Rupp, the daughter of Joseph and Clara (Hansen) Schroeder was born on January 8, 1920, on the family farm near Remsen. She was raised near Remsen and attended school at Remsen St. Mary's. After her schooling, Celesta assisted in farm work for family and domestic work for…
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December 5, 1923 - August 24, 2017

Loretta Marie Rosenthal

Loretta (Nioce) Rosenthal, 93, of Cherokee died August 24, 2017, of complications due to pneumonia and COPD. Loretta was born on December 5, 1923, near Mayetta, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Alice Nioce. She graduated from Holton High School and worked as a telegraph operator for the…
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January 25, 1950 - August 20, 2017

Betty L. Nafe

Betty Lou Nafe (Skou) was born on January 25, 1950 in Ida Grove, Iowa during a snow storm to David Foster Skou and Rita Catherine Skou. She spent her childhood years growing up in Galva, Iowa and graduated in 1969. Betty was the second of six children. Following graduation, she married James…
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May 23, 1925 - August 2, 2017

James Wesley Haritage

Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home 216 South 2nd St. Cherokee, Iowa 51012 www.greenwoodfuneral.com August 3, 2017 JAMES WESLEY HARITAGE James Wesley Haritage, age 92 of Dakota Dunes, SD and formerly of Cherokee, IA, passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at StoneyBrook Suites…
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August 19, 1921 - July 23, 2017

Lillie M. Keller

Lillie M. (Riner) Kelly, the daughter of Martha (Griffin) and Theodore Riner, was born in Opequon District, WV, on August 19, 1921. She grew up in West Virginia, and graduated from Hedgesville High School with the class of 1940. She married George Keller on May 29, 1950, in Martinsburg, WV. The…
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August 24, 1962 - July 15, 2017

Tammy Lee Hercha-Brown

Tammy was born on August 24, 1962 in Lawrence, Kansas to John and Rose (Burkhart) Hercha. Her father was in the Navy so they moved around a lot, which was exciting and fun for her. She graduated from high school in Eudora, Kansas and from Patricia Stevens School of Fashion and Design in Omaha,…
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July 29, 1958 - July 13, 2017

Timothy Albert Reusch

Timothy Albert Reusch, 58, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, July 13,2017 at the Saint Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN of a rare lung rejection. He leaves his wife of 40 years, Lori (Gross) Reusch; his mother, Margaret (Boch) Reusch; his son, Nathan Reusch and his companion, Kim…
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March 6, 1954 - July 7, 2017

Dana O. Coombs

Dana passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017, at Accura Health Center in Cherokee. No formal services are planned. The family will host a private gathering to celebrate Dana's life at a later
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May 27, 1952 - June 23, 2017

Jeanne Marie Ravnsborg

Jeanne Marie Ravnsborg, the daughter of Vernon and Betty (Mangels) Gordon was born May 27, 1952 in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent on the family farm near Cherokee. She attended Meriden-Cleghorn High School and graduated in 1970. After graduation she moved to Iowa City, IA and worked…
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October 27, 1930 - June 20, 2017

Orville Melvin Saxby

Orville 'Sax' Melvin Saxby the son of Melvin and Rose (Piehl) Saxby was born on October 27, 1930, in Peterson, IA. His childhood years were spent in Peterson where he attended school and graduated from Peterson High School. After school Sax worked for Fastenow Plumbing. On January 27,…
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April 18, 1935 - June 19, 2017

Mary Jane Waters

Mary Jane Waters, the only daughter of Frances and Leone (Carr) Waters was born on April 18, 1935 in Cherokee, IA. She had three brothers: Mike, Lenny, and Bob whom all have preceded her in death. Mary attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Cherokee and spent the first year…
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January 21, 1957 - June 11, 2017

Steve J. Madsen

Steven John Madsen, son of Jerry and Marge (Lenz) Madsen was born on January 21, 1957 in Storm Lake, IA. Steve spent his childhood in Rembrandt and Aurelia, graduating from Aurelia Community High School in 1975. Steve joined the Navy in 1980, served in Japan, and left the Navy in 1984 as a Petty…
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January 25, 1946 - June 8, 2017

Patrick Kirby

Patrick John Kirby, the son of Joseph and Anita (Murphy) Kirby was born January 25, 1946, in Fonda, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm near Fonda. He graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Fonda, Iowa and later attended and graduated from the University of South…
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January 11, 1953 - June 1, 2017

Karn Jean Monson

Karn Jean Monson, the daughter of Wayne and Cleo (Schott) Cole was born January 11, 1953 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Storm Lake where she attended school and graduated valedictorian in 1971. Following school she worked at Commercial Trust and Savings Bank in Storm Lake…
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January 3, 1936 - May 26, 2017

Agnes M. Day

Agnes Marie (Tippy) Day was born in Cherokee, Iowa on January 3, 1936. She attended Immaculate Conception Schools, and later earned her GED. In 1952, she married Robert Day, and their family soon grew to include seven children. The couple later divorced. Agnes was a devoted and busy mother while…
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March 6, 1925 - May 16, 2017

Helen Gertrude Mendt

'I loved our life on the farm. Especially when you kids were little. It was a simple life and we didn't have much but there were a lot of us to keep each other company.' Helen Mendt Helen Gertrude (Bush) Mendt, Age 92 from rural Cleghorn, IA died on May 16, 2017 at her home of natural…
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June 15, 1924 - May 11, 2017

William Arthur McLaughlin

Bill was born to Lawrence and Evelyn (Mosier) McLaughlin in Cherokee, Iowa on June 15, 1924. Bill was an electrical contractor with his father before and after World War II. He served in the US Navy and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands during WWII. Bill married Verna E. Mueller on June 28,…
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September 7, 1950 - May 6, 2017

Dan Dean Dailey

Dan Dean Dailey, the son of Elaine (Parks) and George Dailey, Jr., was born in Monterey, CA, on September 7, 1950. He grew up on a farm near Sutherland, IA, and graduated from Sutherland High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Chicago. He was Honorably Discharged in…
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April 11, 2001 - April 5, 2017

Nicole Peterson

Nicole Sofia Peterson was born in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, on April 11, 2001. Nicole and her twin sister, Natalie, overcame the odds after being born at just 30 weeks. At the age of two they were adopted by Brent and Mary Peterson and moved to the United States. Nicole was a freshman at…
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October 8, 1948 - April 1, 2017

Robert 'Curly' Corrington

Robert D. "Curly" Corrington, the son of Vere and Darlene (Caboth) Corrington was born October 8, 1948, in Cherokee, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School. He went on to attend Wayne State College in Wayne, NE and became…
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December 10, 1916 - March 27, 2017

Phyllis C. Cosgrove

Phyllis Catherine (Smith) Cosgrove, was born December 10, 1916 on a farm near Elgin, NE to Joseph Smith and Margaret Ann Baum Smith. Phyllis attended school in Raeville, NE and graduated from Elgin High School in 1934. After working in Nebraska and attending National Business Training School (NBT)…
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June 14, 1952 - March 26, 2017

Eugene A. Pelletier

Eugene Pelletier was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on June 14, 1952, to Alfred and Helen (Collette) Pelletier. His childhood years were spent in the Gardner area, and he attended the local schools. He was united in marriage to Suzanne Richard. They became the parents of a son, Jeremy. Eugene was…
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November 25, 1924 - March 25, 2017

Jean T. Miller

Jean Theresa Miller, 92, issued a statement that her work here is done. She received a call, an offer that can't be refused, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus; a reunion with her husband Tom, son Mark, brother Jim, parents,…
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February 16, 1935 - March 19, 2017

Wilma Joyce Hagan

Wilma Joyce Hagan the daughter of Floyd and Alice (Davis) Walters was born February 16, 1935 in Pierson, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Pierson where she graduated from Pierson High School in 1953. On October 29, 1953 she was united in marriage to Gene Hagan in Pierson. Following their…
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January 7, 1924 - March 11, 2017

Kenneth William Anderson

Kenneth W. Anderson was born on January 7, 1924, in Cherokee IA, to Nels and Esther Anderson. He married Elizabeth Elphinstone in 1954. He lived a full and active life. From growing up on a farm, to working construction, to owning his own business, there was nothing that slowed him down. Every year…
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May 27, 1938 - March 4, 2017

Joseph 'Joe' Karl Beals

Joseph "Joe" Karl Beals, the son of Joseph and Buertess (Worman) Beals was born May 27, 1938, in Rock Island, IL. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High in 1956. After graduation Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army and served our country for…
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June 19, 1936 - February 25, 2017

Don Agostine

Donald C. Agostine was born June 19, 1936, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Urbano and Imelde (Righini) Agostine. He attended Immaculate Conception Grade School, Heelan High School and Loras College, graduating in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. In the fall and winter of 1958, he served…
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February 18, 1917 - February 18, 2017

Melburn Paul Louie Schmidt

Melburn Schmidt, son of George and Lillie (Wiese) Schmidt, was born in Calumet, Iowa, on February 18, 1917. He graduated from Larrabee High School in 1935. He married Bernice Hocken in 1938, and the two became the parents to four sons, Dennis, Donald, John and Steve, before Bernice passed away.…
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September 11, 1946 - January 30, 2017

Richard 'Rich' Wych

Richard 'Rich' D. Wych, was born September 11, 1946, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent on a farm near Quimby, IA. He graduated from Willow High School in 1964. Rich then attended the University of South Dakota for three years where he was majoring in computer science. Rich…
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March 19, 1922 - January 27, 2017

Pierce Green

Lester Pierce Green was born on March 19, 1922 in Cherokee, the son of Lester and Lillian (Pierce) Green. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1941. He attended Illinois Central Trade School in Waterloo, Iowa from 1941 - 1942. In October, 1942, Pierce joined the United States Marines. He was…
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April 28, 1925 - January 25, 2017

Betty C. French

Elizabeth Mae Caswell, the daughter of Andrew and Bertha (Wright) Caswell, was born April 28, 1925 in Cherokee. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she attended school and graduated from Wilson High School in 1943. Betty earned a degree in history from Lake Forest College in…
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May 10, 1951 - January 13, 2017

Gary W. Brink

Gary Ward Brink passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Accura Healthcare in Cherokee, Iowa. His death was as the result of issues related to his Frontal Temporal Dementia. He had been a resident of the nursing home for almost five years and had received thoughtful and compassionate care there…
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April 11, 1925 - January 12, 2017

Floyd J. Zimmer

Floyd Joseph Zimmer, the son of John and Kathryn (Hecket) Zimmer, was born in Cherokee, IA on April 11, 1925. He grew up on the family farm, attended Maryhill Catholic School during his primary years, and graduated from Quimby High School. Floyd was proud to have served in the United States Army.…
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June 9, 1922 - January 8, 2017

Marilyn A. Spindler

Marilyn "Babe" Spindler, the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Trainer) Shea was born June 9, 1922, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school and graduated from Wilson High School in 1940. On March 18, 1944, Babe was united in marriage to Crowley…
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February 18, 1930 - January 5, 2017

Barbara Carlson

Barbara (Puhrmann) Carlson was born on February 18, 1930, the daughter of George and Josephine (Durmich) Puhrmann. She graduated from the Larrabee High School. In 1948 she married Arnold Carlson and they farmed west of Marcus until they retired and moved to Marcus in 1986. She was involved in many…
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May 28, 1942 - January 3, 2017

Barbara Jean Keith

Barbara Jean Keith, the daughter of Wilbur and Erma (Jones) Dooley, was born May 28, 1942, in Waterloo, IA. At an early age her family moved to California where she attended school and graduated from Chula Vista High School in California. She was united in marriage to John Scot Boren and they moved…
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March 23, 1962 - December 31, 2016

Timothy 'Tim' LaVerne Alberts

Timothy 'Tim' LaVerne Alberts, the son of LaVerne 'Jake' and Ella (Rahbusch) Alberts was born March 23, 1962, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1980. While in high school he excelled in basketball,…
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July 2, 1926 - December 27, 2016

Jesse E. Schlichting

Jesse Eugene 'The Whistler' Schlichting, was born July 2, 1926, to Nina Jane (Brees) and Lawrence Henry Schlichting. He grew up on a farm between Sutherland and Gaza, Iowa, and attended school in Gaza. He served in the U.S. Army, and earned his GED during his military service. Jesse married…
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October 25, 1927 - December 25, 2016

Bonnie A. Smith

Bonita "Bonnie" Ann (Schissel) Smith, the daughter of John and Mary (Carey) Sand was born on October 25, 1927, and was raised on the family farm outside of Marcus. She graduated from Marcus High School where she loved twirling the baton in the marching band. She has always loved to sing and dance…
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January 6, 1929 - December 22, 2016

Eileen Hiniker

Eileen Mary Hiniker was born to Nora (Hoffman) and Charles Kellen on January 6, 1929 in LeMars, Iowa. She grew up in LeMars until the age of five when she moved with her family to a farm outside Iona, Minnesota. Eileen grew up there attending St. Cloumba Catholic Schools graduating as valedictorian…
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December 18, 1943 - November 23, 2016

Paulette Jane Boger

Paulette Jane Boger, the daughter of Percival and Ruth (Little) Knutson was born December 18, 1943, in Fort Dodge, IA. She attended school and graduated from Ida Grove High School. On December 20, 1971, Paulette was united in marriage to Ed Boger in El Paso, TX. Following Ed's service in the…
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July 24, 1931 - November 18, 2016

Keith Samuel Olhausen

Keith S. Olhausen, the son of Everett and Mona (Gillispie) Olhausen was born July 4, 1931, in Hartley, IA. His childhood years were spent in Sutherland, IA where he attended school and graduated from Sutherland High School in 1949. After school, Keith served in the Air Force from 1951 - 1954 until…
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May 18, 1930 - November 13, 2016

Marilyn Ruth Bevard

Marilyn Ruth Bevard was born on May 18, 1930, her mother's birthday, to Emily (Johnson) and Harold 'Brownie' Liesman. She had a happy childhood on a farm in Logan County, IL, with loving parents and her brother, Merle and sister, Diane and many cousins. She was baptized, confirmed, and married…
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July 10, 1923 - November 6, 2016

Eleanor F. Sokolowski

Eleanor Frances Sokolowski, the daughter of Frank and Opama (Weis) Murray, was born July 10, 1923 on the family farm near Galva, IA. Her childhood years were spent near Galva where she attended school and graduated from Galva High School. She then attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA…
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December 6, 1926 - November 2, 2016

James M. Schissel

James Matthew Schissel, the son of Joseph M. and Rose M. (Staver) Schissel, was born near Cherokee, Iowa on December 6, 1926. He was raised in Schisselville, Iowa, a small community located near Maryhill in rural Cherokee County, which played an important role in the life of his family. While in…
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October 16, 1995 - October 28, 2016

Bethany Wilberding

Bethany Anne Wilberding was born October 16, 1995, along with her twin sister, Abby. Bethany has always been a giver. Since birth she taught her family and those around her compassion, generosity, and determination. She warmed us with her presence and always gave us perspective while asking…
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March 15, 1926 - October 25, 2016

Joan B Steele

Joan B. Andersen Steele passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016, date at her home. She was born on March 15, 1926 in Sioux Rapids, Iowa to Byrdie (Chalma) and Irving Andersen. Joan graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee, IA in 1944. After high school, she attended Presbyterian Hospital for…
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July 15, 1970 - October 18, 2016

Gary Wilchester

Gary Alan Wilchester, the son of Jay and Irene Wilchester, was born in San Diego, CA. His early childhood years were spent in California, where he attended school. He moved to Cherokee, IA, in 1986. He worked road construction for a short time, and spent the next 19 years working for Tyson…
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May 12, 1929 - October 17, 2016

Luverne Nelson

Luverne Clifford Nelson, the son of Godfred and Linnea (Nillson) Nelson, was born on a farm south of Marcus, Iowa, on May 12, 1929. His early childhood years were spent on the farm; he graduated from Marcus Community High School. He proudly served with the U.S. Army in France during the Korean…
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July 23, 1955 - October 15, 2016

Robert Glassmaker

Robert John Glassmaker, the son of Ray and Helen (Steichen) Glassmaker was born on July 23, 1955, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent on the farm. He attended Maryhill School until its closing and graduated from Meriden-Cleghorn High School. On June 27, 1980, Bob was united in…
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November 29, 1941 - October 14, 2016

Charles 'Chuck' Fangman

Charles Henry Fangman, the son of William and Philomena (Peppersack) Fangman, was born November 29, 1941 in Cherokee, IA. He grew up outside of Cherokee, and received his education at the local Immaculate Conception Schools. He went to work for Schmidt Furniture in Cherokee as a flooring installer.…
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April 18, 1938 - October 4, 2016

Laura L. Voge

Laura Lee Katherine (Krogman) Voge, was born April 18, 1938, in Ashton, Iowa, to Leo and Celestine (Herrig) Krogman. She attended St. Joseph School in Ashton, graduating in 1956. She then earned a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa. During her early…
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April 9, 1941 - September 28, 2016

Norris Everett Torbensen

Norris Everett Torbensen, the son of Martin and Dagmar (Sorenson) Torbensen was born April 9, 1941, in Moorhead, IA. His childhood years were spent on a farm near Moorhead where he attended country school and graduate from Moorhead High School. After his schooling, Norris worked as a farm hand…
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June 27, 1935 - September 27, 2016

Robert M. Stephenson

Robert M. Stephenson, the son of William and Lora (Ridout) Stephenson was born June 27, 1935 in Winterset, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Winterset where he attended school and graduated from Winterset High School in 1953. After high school, Bob graduated from the University of South…
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November 22, 1923 - September 19, 2016

Wilma 'Billie' Martin

Wilma "Billie" Maxine Martin, the daughter of Edwin M. and Gladys A. (Green) Hartliep was born November 22, 1923, at Rock Township in Cherokee County, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent near Quimby where she attended school. She graduated from Quimby High School in 1941. After high school, Billie…
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October 9, 1937 - September 15, 2016

Barbara Ann Brewer

Barbara Ann Brewer, the daughter of Clarence and Viola (Jungers) Schemmel was born October 9, 1937, in Granville, IA. Her childhood years were spent on the farm near Remsen where she attended school. Her family later moved to town and she graduated from St. Mary's High School. Following high…
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January 13, 1910 - August 20, 2016

Margaret Catherine Hiller

Margaret was born January 13, 1910 near Woodbine, Iowa to Andrew and Katherine (Rath) Ostermeyer. She was the oldest of eleven children and grew up on the farm. Margaret's father took her out of school when she was in the fourth grade. She wasn't happy with that as she liked going to school. She…
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July 18, 1982 - August 17, 2016

Trudy L. Denery

Trudy Lynn Denery, the daughter of Jeff and Judy (Smith)Miller and Jeff Carlson was born July 18, 1982 in Sioux City, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended Washington High School. After school, Trudy became a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked many years at the…
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December 13, 1936 - August 2, 2016

Francis L. Wendt

Francis L. Wendt, the son of Leo and Marie (Alesch) Wendt, was born on the family farm between Marcus and Remsen, IA, on December 12, 1936. He graduated from Holy Name Catholic School in Marcus. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Hanno on…
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September 4, 1929 - July 28, 2016

Marga Wede

Marga Wede, the daughter of Wilhelm and Catherine (Hansen) Rahbusch, was born September 4, 1929, in Sutherland, Iowa. She graduated from Sutherland High School in 1949. She was married that same year to Everett Wede. In 1955, she began a 14-year career working at the Mental Health Institute in…
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October 17, 1918 - July 26, 2016

Helen Margaret Fish

Helen Margaret Fish, the daughter of Edward and Maude (Baldridge) Cobb was born on October 17, 1918, In Centralia, IL. Her childhood years were spent in Centralia where she received her education and graduated from High School. She attended two years of business school following graduation. On…
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October 11, 1941 - July 5, 2016

Patricia 'Patty' Ann Patrick

Patricia "Patty" Ann Patrick, the daughter of Nels and Margaret (Noethe) Kastengren, was born October 11, 1941, in Primghar, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Sutherland where she attended school. Patty was united in marriage to Larry Patrick on June 13, 1958, in Jackson, Minnesota.…
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January 15, 1954 - June 26, 2016

Barbara A. Timmins

Barbara Ann Timmins was born on Jan. 15, 1954 in Cherokee, IA to Dale, Sr. and Patricia Neustrom Bakker. She graduated from Washington High School in 1973 and earned an Associate's Degree in Interior Design in Bettendorf. Barbara was united in marriage to Doug Van Pelt in 1973. To this marriage…
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April 27, 1939 - June 19, 2016

Audrey F. Underwood

Audrey Faye Underwood, the daughter of Hans William and Lucille (Tesch) Hurtig, was born April 27, 1939 in Paulina, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Elwin :Bub" Wright on June 6, 1961. She was remarried to Norman Underwood on June 29, 1990. She lived in Sioux City and Cherokee, Iowa.…
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September 9, 1932 - June 15, 2016

Eileen M. Bush

Eileen Mae Bush, daughter of Archie and Emma (Girard) Begnoche, was born on September 9, 1932, near Jefferson, South Dakota. She attended rural elementary school at Sioux Point, South Dakota until 1946, Elk Point School for one year, and then finished her education in Sioux City, Iowa, where she…
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January 13, 1921 - June 5, 2016

Lillian 'Billie' (Collins) Horacek

Lillian 'Billie' (Collins) Horacek was born January 13, 1921 at Marcus, IA to William Collins and Laurena (Ryan) Collins. She graduated from Holy Name School. Following graduation, she taught country school of three years. She attended school in Des Moines to become a telegraph operator.…
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August 2, 1953 - May 16, 2016

Patrick William Cronin

Patrick William Cronin, the son of Joseph and Marie (George) Cronin was born August 2, 1953, in Le Mars, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm near Marcus. He attended Maryhill School and graduated in 1971 from Meriden-Cleghorn High School. In 1973, he earned his mechanics degree…
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July 18, 1930 - May 3, 2016

James Howard Anderson

THE FAMILY SUGGESTS THAT MEMORIALS IN JIM'S NAME BE DIRECTED TO EITHER HOMECHOICE HOME AND HOSPICE CARE, 300 SIOUX VALLEY DR., CHEROKEE, OR OAKDALE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH,1207 450TH ST., MERIDEN.--THANK YOU James Howard Anderson was born July 18, 1930, at the family home in rural Cherokee County,…
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August 11, 1937 - April 30, 2016

Gladys Rosann Rogge

Gladys Rosann Rogge, the daughter of George and Helen Tramp was born August 11, 1937, at Knox County, NE. Her childhood years were spent in South Sioux City where she attended school and graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1955. Following graduation Gladys worked as a hairdresser for…
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June 18, 1958 - April 8, 2016

Tony Wolcott

Tony James Wolcott was born in Cherokee, Iowa on June 18, 1958, to James and Virginia (Odle) Wolcott. He grew up on the family farm in rural Cherokee County, and attended the Aurelia, Iowa schools. He received a vast amount of his education inside a rodeo arena. He won his first rodeo when he was…
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August 24, 1941 - April 6, 2016

Gayle Rae Messerole

Gayle Rae (Fuhrman) Messerole, the daughter of Walter and Doreen (Witcombe) Fuhrman, was born in Quimby, Iowa on August 24, 1941. She received her early education in Cherokee, graduating from Washington High School in 1959. On May 12, 1962, Gayle was united in marriage to Ronald "Tiny" Messerole at…
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November 22, 1926 - March 27, 2016

Dorothy Helen Bush

Dorothy Helen Bush, the daughter of Oscar and Hilma (Johnson) Lindgren was born on November 22, 1926 in rural Tilden Township in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent near Meriden, IA where she attended school and graduated from Meriden High School in 1944. On July 2, 1946, she was united…
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November 16, 1930 - March 19, 2016

Herta Rupp

Herta was born November 16, 1930 in Neustadt a.d. Aisch, Germany. She attended school in Germany, including 3 years in a business school. After her education, Herta worked in Nurnberg, Germany, where she met her future husband, Ralph Rupp, who was in the U. S. Army. They married in Germany on…
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December 23, 1948 - March 18, 2016

Gloria J. Geerdes

On March 18, 2016, Gloria Jean Geerdes moved to her new mansion into the room that Jesus, the Carpenter, prepared just for her. Gloria Jean (Stieneke) Geerdes was born on December 23, 1948 in Cherokee, Iowa, to Dale and Wilma Stieneke. She was the oldest of five children. She grew up in rural…
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October 25, 1947 - March 11, 2016

David Dean Phipps

David Dean Phipps, 68, passed away on March 11, 2016, in care at Massachusetts General hospital in Boston after battling cancer. David was born in Cherokee on October 25, 1947 to Paul and Marian (Hulett) Phipps. David attended college at Wayne State University, where he earned a bachelor's…
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August 10, 1959 - March 8, 2016

Michael Joseph Jansen

Michael Joseph Jansen passed peacefully from this life the evening of March 8th 2016 after a steady decline in health. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family and caretakers during the last days of his life. Mike was born August 10, 1959 in Storm Lake, Iowa, the son of Raymond and…
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March 15, 1933 - February 29, 2016

Eleanor M. Paschal

Eleanor Margurite Paschal, the daughter of Walter and Lilly Hoeppner was born March 15th, 1933 in Cherokee, Iowa. A long-time resident of Cherokee, Eleanor passed away Monday, the 29th of February at Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Eleanor was married to the love of her life, Thomas Boyd…
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March 26, 1930 - February 25, 2016

Boyd 'Bud' Perrin

Boyd 'Bud' Joseph Perrin was born March 26, 1930 in Cherokee, IA, the son of Mary C. (Goodwin) and Delbert D. Perrin. He attended I.C. Catholic School until the 9th grade, and graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1949. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, serving during the Korean War as an…
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February 22, 1920 - February 21, 2016

Elizabeth 'June' Reinert

Elizabeth "June" (Stroud) Reinert was born February 22, 1920, on her parents' farm near Quimby, IA. She was the first of nine children born to Annie (Stratten) and Annual Stroud. From a very early age, June helped care for her younger siblings, and took her turn with many of the farm chores, as…
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March 31, 1930 - February 15, 2016

Arlis A. Bechtel

Arlis Arlean (Arndt) Bechtel, the daughter of Clarence and Lottie (Morvez) Arndt, was born March 31, 1930, on a farm near Canby, MN. She graduated from Canby High School in 1948. Following graduation, Arlis and three of her girlfriends moved to Cherokee, IA to find work and further their education.…
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September 26, 1934 - February 12, 2016

Verne Borkowski

Laverne (Verne) Earl 'Papa Verne' Borkowski, the son of Roy and Julia (Friedrichsen) Borkowski, was born on September 26, 1934, in Templeton, IA. As a child he lived in Templeton, Truesdale, IA, and Manning, IA where he was a graduate of Jefferson High School. Following graduation, Verne spent four…
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November 30, 1925 - February 11, 2016

Geraldine 'Jerry' Foley

Geraldine 'Jerry' Dorothy Foley was born November 30, 1925 on a farm in rural Anthon, Iowa to Americus Joseph (A.J.) King and Mary Alice (McDermott) King. Jerry was the youngest of eleven children growing up in rural Anthon. She had four sisters and six brothers. Jerry stared her elementary…
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May 22, 1954 - February 2, 2016

William 'Bill' James Rose

William "Bill" James Rose, the son of Perry and Lela (Bush) Rose was born May 22, 1954, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm South of Cleghorn. His early childhood education was received at Maryhill School and later at Meriden-Cleghorn High School, where he graduated…
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May 28, 1920 - February 2, 2016

Mary Jane Netley

Mary Jane Netley, 95, Livingston, MT and formerly Cherokee, IA passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 2, 2016 after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, her parents, Malcolm and Christina (Staver) Hyndman, a sister, Shirley Booth and brothers, Staver, Keith, and Mac…
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February 8, 1955 - January 28, 2016

Kerry A. Smith

Kerry A. Smith, the son of Raymond Carl and Lois Wilma (Short) Smith was born February 8, 1955 in Sioux City, IA. His childhood was spent in the Correctionville area and he graduated from Eastwood High School in 1973. Kerry joined the Navy on August 19, 1975 and served on the U.S.S. Henry B.…
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December 17, 1949 - January 17, 2016

Kevin Woltman

Kevin Wayne Woltman, the son of Frances 'Elaine' (Bowen) and Wayne Woltman, was born in Cherokee, Iowa on December 17, 1949. He received his early education at the Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Cherokee, graduating in 1968. Kevin was very proud of his Alma Mater. He excelled at both…
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June 23, 1928 - January 15, 2016

Kitty M. Kohn

Kathleen 'Kitty' Mathilda Kohn, the daughter of Albert and Regina (Wilberding) Rupp was born June 23, 1928, in Cherokee, Iowa. A lifelong resident of Rock Township and the Maryhill Parish, her childhood years were spent on the family farm. She attended school at Maryhill for eight years and then…
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August 22, 1927 - January 15, 2016

George Gottsche Jr.

George John William Gottsche, Jr., the son of George N. Gottsche, Sr., and Mabel (Mesner) Gottsche, was born August 22, 1927, in Paullina, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Paullina and Cleghorn area where he attended schools and helped work on neighbors farms. George served in the U.S.…
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February 16, 1912 - January 14, 2016

Elsie N. Hardin

Elsie Marie Holck was born on February 16, 1912, to George and Della (Schultz) Holck at their home in Paullina, Iowa. After her marriage to Ed Westphal in 1928, the couple moved to a farm near Calumet, Iowa, where they farmed until 1967. They retired and moved to a new home in Larrabee, Iowa. Ed…
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June 13, 1958 - January 4, 2016

Kerrie Lynn Morris

Kerrie Lynn Morris, the daughter of Jefferson McGrew II and Eileen (Unsworth) McGrew, was born June 13, 1958, in Morrow Bay, CA. Her childhood years were spent in Morrow Bay where she received her education. After school she worked at various jobs the next few years before moving to Hawaii. On…
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July 3, 1937 - January 1, 2016

Mary Florence Harder

Mary Florence Harder, 78 of Tucson, Arizona, passed away peacefully to be with our Lord on January 1, 2016. She was the second daughter of Alice and Orla Harder. Mary grew up on a farm north of Marcus and was a member of Holy Name Parish until she graduated from Holy Name School in 1956. She was a…
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May 5, 1926 - December 20, 2015

Arlene Mae Reynolds

Arlene M. Reynolds, 89, of Olathe, Kansas, and recently Cherokee, Iowa, passed away on December 20, 2015. She was born in Clarion, Iowa, on May 5, 1926m to Roy and Florence (Castleman) Putnam. Arlen is survived by her husband, Harold E. Reynolds of Olathe, and her children, Janet Angell and…
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September 28, 1955 - December 16, 2015

Jeffrey L. Glouser

Jeffrey Lee "Hoot" Glouser, the son of James and Mildred (Buddin) Glouser was born September 28, 1955 in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School. He then attended Miami Dade College where he majored in political…
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April 3, 1942 - November 14, 2015

Charlie Kranig

Charles 'Charlie' Raymond Kranig (a.k.a. Little Buddy), the son of Ray and Louise (Broderson) Kranig, was born near Wagner, SD on April 3, 1942. His early childhood years were spent in Wagner, where he attended the local schools. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served with the Military Police in…
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October 31, 1934 - November 4, 2015

Agnes Marion Lincoln

Agnes Marion Lincoln, the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Small) Jomant was born on October 31, 1934, in Chicago, IL. Her childhood years were spent in Chicago where she received her education. After school, she worked as a book binder. Agnes was united in marriage to Norman Lincoln Sr. They moved…
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October 3, 1950 - November 3, 2015

Raymond Glover

Raymond Glover, the son of Ralph and Marcella (Rupp) Glover, was born October 3, 1950, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Quimby, IA. In 1979, he moved with his parents to Cherokee until 1999 when he moved to Carriage Hills Nursing Home until the time of his death. Raymond may have…
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October 2, 1959 - November 2, 2015

Mary E. Dunn

Mary Elizabeth Dunn, the daughter of James and Ardythe (Schaller) Dunn, was born in Cherokee, IA, on October 2, 1959. She grew up on the family farm, and graduated from Meriden-Cleghorn High School. She then attended Iowa Lakes Community College. She spent the majority of her working career as a…
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December 2, 1928 - September 30, 2015

Bibs Schmillen

Bibiana 'Bibs', the 11th of 13 children born to Vincent and Julia (Pekarek) Vanis, was born on a farm near Ulysses, NE on December 2, 1928. She attended country school in grades K-8, and graduated from High School in David City, NE. She attended Nebraska University School of Nursing in Omaha, NE,…
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June 4, 1942 - September 28, 2015

Ivan Louis Bobolz

Ivan Louis Bobolz was born June 4, 1942 in Cherokee to Arthur and Elsie (Fagerlund) Bobolz. He grew up on a farm east of Quimby and graduated from Quimby High School in 1960. Upon graduation he farmed and worked as a carpenter with his father and brother. Ivan was a member of the Iowa…
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January 21, 1924 - September 26, 2015

Geneva Emily Buenger

Geneva Emily Buenger, was born on a cold and snowy morning on January 21, 1924 to Bernhard C. and Emma W. (Schwartz) Buenger, the second oldest of children on the farm near Mapleton, IA. In 1940 they moved to farm near Aurelia, IA. She was baptized at St. Matthew in Mapleton on February 10, 1924.…
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November 3, 1943 - September 26, 2015

Darwin Paeper

Darwin Dean Paeper, the son of Chris and Leone (Spencer) Paeper, was born on November 3, 1943, in Sioux City, IA. He grew up in Newell, IA, and graduated from Newell High School in 1962. On October 11, 1963, he was united in marriage to Beverly Waterman at the Methodist Church in Newell. They…
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February 24, 1928 - September 24, 2015

Betty June Goodburn

Betty June Goodburn, the daughter of Frank and Margaret (Hammond) Shove, was born February 24, 1928, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school and graduated from high school. Following graduation, Betty worked for Royer's Jewelry and the local…
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February 15, 1933 - September 21, 2015

Jimmie Dean Ulrich

Jimmy Dean Ulrich, the son of Anton and Margret (Nelson) Ulrich, was born February 19, 1933, in Norfolk, NE. His childhood years were spent in Norfolk where he received his education. On April 2, 1953, Jimmy joined the U.S. Army and served for two years during Korea until his honorable discharge on…
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October 30, 1927 - September 19, 2015

Alice L. Todd

Alice L. Todd, the daughter of Eli and Luvia Heath, was born October 30, 1927, in Correctionville, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Correctionville where she received her education. On November 27, 1944, Alice was united in marriage to John G. Todd at Dakota City, NE. In 1957, they moved…
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April 21, 1945 - September 17, 2015

Ray Hanson

Raymond Kenneth Hanson of Marcus, IA, age 70, passed away on the 17th of September, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He had battled COPD and heart failure since 1999. Ray was born in Cherokee, IA on the 21st of April, 1945. He was the son of Kenneth and Mary (Delperdang) Hanson…
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December 21, 1953 - September 12, 2015

Joseph Neal Wood

Joseph Neal Wood, the son of Eugene and Dolores (Addudell) Wood was born on December 21, 1953, in Ida Grove, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Ida Grove where he attended and graduated from school. Joe was a religious man who loved to read the Bible and lead prayer services at Careage…
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January 22, 1926 - September 6, 2015

Manfred W. Smith Sr.

Manfred W. Smith, Sr. the son of Bessie Omaha and Johnson Smith was born January 22, 1926, in Greenwood, South Dakota. On April 29, 1949 Manfred was united into marriage to Hildegard Shove. Following their marriage Manfred worked in the construction and maintenance field for many…
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April 27, 1921 - September 5, 2015

William 'Bill' John Foley

William 'Bill' John Foley was born, April 27, 1921 to John S. Foley and Sarah Esther (Mann) Foley in Anthon, Iowa. Bill attended St. Joseph's Catholic School from kindergarten to eighth grade in Anthon and graduated from Anthon High School in 1939. While in High School, Bill worked at the local…
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July 1, 1940 - September 3, 2015

Merle Spieler

Merle Peter Spieler, the son of Martin "Abe" and Loretta (Schneider) Spieler was born July 1, 1940, on the family farm near Remsen, IA. Merle attended school in Marcus and graduated from Holy Name Catholic School in 1958. After high school, he worked for a couple years and then joined the Iowa Army…
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October 6, 1957 - August 25, 2015

Bruce Oentrich

Bruce Edward Oentrich, the son of Elda (Kuehl) and Fritz Oentrich, was born in Cherokee, IA on October 6, 1957. He received his early education in Pipestone, MN and Larrabee, IA, and completed his schooling in the Cherokee Public School. He was employed at the Cherokee Work Activity Center…
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May 19, 1915 - August 22, 2015

Helen Monica Struck

Helen Monica Thompson Struck, daughter of Alice and James Thompson was born on May 19, 1915 in Ayrshire, Iowa. She attended Aryshire Sacred Heart School before her folks moved to a farm near Webb, Iowa. She finished her education at Garfield Township School, graduating in 1933. She was employed at…
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June 8, 1929 - August 20, 2015

Mary Lu Wolf

Mary Lu (Schrank) Wolf was born June 8, 1929 in Battle Creek, IA, the daughter of Gertrude 'Gert' (Sexton) and Simon 'Simp' Schrank. She was raised on a farm in Danbury, IA. She graduated from Danbury Public School in 1947, and was a proud member of the cheerleading squad that cheered at the State…
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October 26, 1940 - August 12, 2015

Ellen Elizabeth Tallman

Ellen Elizabeth Tallman, 75, passed away at her home in Granger, Iowa on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Ellen, daughter of the late Joseph Tallman and wife Marian, nee Shellenberger was born: October 26, 1940 in Storm Lake, Iowa. Ellen is survived by six brothers and sisters, Joseph and his wife…
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June 7, 1927 - August 11, 2015

Marvin Wampler

Marvin Wayne Wampler, the son of Howard and Maude (Stuart) Wampler was born June 7, 1927 in Savannah, MO. His childhood years were spent in Floyd County where he attended school. He graduated from Stanberry High School in 1946. After school, Marvin served with the military for two years. He then…
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February 1, 1971 - August 9, 2015

Thad M. Moller

Thad Michael Moller, the son of Darrel and Wanda Moller, was born February 1, 1971, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee and Arnolds Park where he received his education. Thad had worked various jobs throughout his life in Cherokee and the surrounding area. Thad…
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February 26, 1926 - August 6, 2015

Marjorie Lucille Brandt

Marge was born February 26, 1926, to Leo P. and Ethel (Barney) (Malone) Staley in Charter Oak, IA, and was raised on farms in the surrounding area. She married Vernon K. (Bud) Brandt on February 18, 1978, in Elk Point, SD. He passed away February 4, 2000. Marge was born to parents with…
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January 21, 1932 - August 2, 2015

Donnabeth Schwier

Donnabeth Bressler Schwier, the daughter of George and Venice (Hayne) Bressler was born January 21, 1932 in Wayne, NE. Her childhood years were spent in Wayne where she graduated from high school. She attended Nebraska State Teacher College where she obtained a two year degree. On August 12,…
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June 18, 1951 - July 16, 2015

Mark Eugene Courtright

Mark was born on June 18, 1951 in Cherokee, Iowa to Floyd Lavern Courtright and Margaret Mary Kohn Courtright. Mark graduated from Willow Community High School in 1969 in Quimby, Iowa. Mark enlisted in the Iowa Air National Guard out of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa on January 22, 1970. He served six…
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November 29, 1937 - July 9, 2015

Patricia Maureen Keith

Patricia Maureen Keith was born November 29, 1937, in Des Moines, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she graduated from Wilson High School. After school she was united in marriage to Richard Keith. They moved to California for many years while Richard was serving in the military. …
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January 16, 1951 - July 7, 2015

Georgia Lee Gill

Georgia Lee Gill, was born January 16, 1951, the daughter of James and Mary Voneta (Gordon) Gill. She was baptized and confirmed at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. She graduated from Meriden - Cleghorn High School, class of 1969. She attended college at Mount Marty College in Yankton,…
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May 10, 1935 - July 4, 2015

Roxie Behn

Roxana (Holleran) (Christian) Behn, the daughter of Margaret (Hamilton) and Joseph Holleran, was born in Elmira, NY on May 10, 1935. She received her early education in Wellsboro, PA, and then attended Mt. Aloysius Catholic High School in Cresson, PA. She graduated with the class of 1953. …
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April 20, 1927 - June 25, 2015

Ivan Theisen

Ivan C. Theisen was born on April 20, 1927 in Le Mars, IA to John and Anna (Ruden) Theisen. He grew up near Le Mars and Oyens, IA, where he received his education. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. On January 15, 1955, he was united in marriage to Yvonne…
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December 27, 1922 - June 17, 2015

Floyd P. Reinert

Floyd was born on December 27, 1922 to Peter and Emma (Ament) Reinert in Cherokee County. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. Floyd attended county school, one year at Meriden High School and graduated from Quimby High School in 1940. In World War II, he served in the Pacific…
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October 30, 1941 - June 11, 2015

William 'Bill' Renken

William Henry Renken, the son of Gertrude (Seivert) and Alvin Renken, was born October 30, 1941, in Slayton, MN. He grew up in Wilmont, MN, and attended the local schools. On February 7, 1961, Bill was united in marriage to Barbara Johannes. The couple didn't let any grass grow under their feet,…
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January 29, 1925 - June 1, 2015

Sally Henke

Marcella Magdalene (Theisen) Henke, the daughter of John and Anna (Ruden) Theisen, was born January 29, 1925, in Farley, Iowa. The family moved to Le Mars, Iowa, and Sally attended St. Joseph School. She received her GED in 1974. On January 7, 1948, Sally was united in marriage to Richard Henke in…
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July 22, 2013 - May 25, 2015

Serenity Lee Bumann

Serenity Lee Bumann, twenty-two month old daughter of Harlan and Erin (Rydgren) Bumann of Quimby, IA, was welcomed into this world, along with her twin sister, on July 22, 2013. Born prematurely, her first two weeks of life were spent in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit in Sioux City, where she…
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September 2, 1933 - May 15, 2015

Betty A. Moser

Betty (Elizabeth Ann) (Alesch) Moser, the oldest of seven children, was born September 2, 1933, to Raymond and Mathilda (Schilmoeller) Alesch on the Alesch family farm near Marcus, Iowa. The family lived near Oyens, Iowa, and Betty attended Public School in Marcus and St. Catherine's Grade…
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September 11, 1933 - May 14, 2015

Shirley Full

Shirley Maye Full, the daughter of John A. and Alvina (Michels) Cloos, was born in Spring Brook, Iowa, on September 11, 1933. She graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Sioux City, IA in 1951, and then attended Ellis Beauty School, graduating in 1953. On July 4, 1953, she was united…
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March 10, 1930 - May 6, 2015

MarilynJean Leinbaugh

Marilyn Jean Leinbaugh, the daughter of Fred and Margaret (Strother) Davis was born March 10, 1930, at Sac City, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Sac City where she attended school and graduated from Sac City High School in 1948. Marilyn received her college education at Buena Vista University…
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February 28, 1954 - April 27, 2015

Clifford J. Schueder

Clifford J. Schueder, Jr. the son of Clifford, Sr. and Sarah (Nicolleti) Schueder was born in February 28, 1954 in St. Paul, MN. Shortly after birth, his parents moved to Sutherland, IA. He attended school in Sutherland and graduated from Sutherland High School. After high school, Cliff received…
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April 1, 1918 - April 24, 2015

Lyle R. French

Lyle Ray French, the son of Glenwood and Blanche (Hamilton) French, was born in Sheridan Township, Cherokee County, IA, on April 1, 1918. He grew up on the farm, and attended Sheridan #8 Country School. Lyle was united in marriage to LaVonne Chiles on July 4, 1943. They made their…
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January 21, 1927 - April 16, 2015

Mary LaVonne Davis

Mary LaVonne Davis was born in Cherokee, Iowa on January 21, 1927 to Lawrence and Cecelia (Zembsch) Trainor. She attended Immaculate Conception School from where she graduated in 1945. During her high school years she was a cheerleader, Representor girl at graduation and worked at F.W.…
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October 9, 1937 - April 13, 2015

Ron Roy Rickett

Ronald Roy Rickett was born in Kingsley, Iowa on October 9, 1937, the son of George and Susie (Monkton) Rickett. He attended school until hard times forced him to devote his time to helping the family make ends meet. He later served his country as a proud member of the U.S. Army National…
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November 11, 1985 - April 13, 2015

Wesly Grohe

Wesly Michael Grohe, the son of Michael Grohe and Tammy (Bumann) Olson, was born in Cherokee, IA on November 11, 1985. He attended the local schools, and received his high school diploma through Job Corp in Denison, IA. He then went directly into the workforce, doing various odd jobs around the…
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July 27, 1946 - April 7, 2015

Janet Elaine Wagner

Jan was born on July 27, 1946 in Cherokee Iowa to William and Lucille King (Rasmussen) of Quimby, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Quimby and she attended Quimby High School, graduating in 1964. Jan married Roger Samuelson on June 19, 1965 and they had two sons, James Samuelson and David…
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February 5, 1957 - April 5, 2015

Dana Faye Kies

The Lord called home his daughter and servant, Dana Faye File Kies, on the evening of Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015. Rarely has the world known such a loving, committed and genuine person. Dana was born on February 5, 1957, was baptized into the family of the Lord that same year, later confirmed…
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August 24, 1927 - April 1, 2015

Gretchen Mummert

Gretchen Emily (Wieland) Mummert, the daughter of George and Pauline (Stutz) Wieland was born in Aurelia, IA, on August 24, 1927. She received her early education in the Aurelia schools, graduating from Aurelia High School in 1945. Following graduation, she worked as a secretary for the Whitney…
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October 23, 1952 - March 29, 2015

Michael Everett Olhausen

Michael Everett Olhausen, the son of Keith and Norma (Klingborg) Olhausen, was born October 23, 1952, in Colorado Springs, CO. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee, IA, where he graduated from Washington High School in 1972. He married Molly Hyndman on May 25, 1973, at the Immaculate…
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August 3, 1918 - March 28, 2015

Olive 'Ollie' K. Robinson

Olive "Ollie" (Linneman) Robinson was born in Cherokee, IA on August 3, 1918. She was the daughter of Henry A. and Mary (Ort) Linneman. Her early years were spent in Cherokee, where she received her education. She married Albert Robinson on December 22, 1956, in Las Vegas, NV. The couple made…
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October 26, 1919 - March 20, 2015

Fern Marian Grauer

Fern Marian Grauer was born on October 26, 1919 in LeMars, Iowa to Henry Dorr, Jr. and Kathryn (Doerr) Dorr. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. She attended rural school at Simpson Bethel, completed an additional year of confirmation classes, and…
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February 27, 1941 - March 11, 2015

William 'Bill' Lee, Jr.

William "Bill" Lee, Jr. the son of William C. Sr. and Phoebe (McTasney) Lee was born February 27, 1941, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he received his education. He graduated from Washington High School in 1959. Bill attended one year at Wayne State College in…
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May 6, 1921 - March 9, 2015

Arlene Radke

Arlene Helen (Feldman) Radke, was born in Storm Lake, Iowa on May 6, 1921, the daughter of Fred and Nora (Best) Feldman. Her childhood years were spent in Storm Lake, and she graduated from Storm Lake High School. After moving to Cherokee, she worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the…
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December 6, 1933 - February 16, 2015

Shirley Simmons

Shirley A. (Johnson) Simmons was born December 6, 1933 in Cherokee, Iowa. At the age of 6 months she was adopted by Nathaniel and Idella (Gale) Johnson. Her early childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she attended school and obtained her GED in 1972. On July 2, 1950, Shirley married…
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August 3, 1965 - February 15, 2015

Keith D. West

Keith Darel West, the son of the late Merlin West and Leah (Heschke) West, was born at midnight on August 3, 1965, in Cherokee, Iowa. His early years were spent in Cherokee. The family then settled on a farm between Alta and Hanover, Iowa. He graduated from Alta High School. He spent the next four…
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April 10, 1924 - February 14, 2015

Walter L. Brenner

Walter Leo Brenner was born April 10, 1924 at Mapleton, Iowa, the son of Louis and Clara (Matt) Brenner. He grew up and was educated in the area. He served in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant during WWII. He married Patricia Heller, and settled on a farm just north of Cherokee, Iowa at the…
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January 6, 1918 - February 14, 2015

Edna A. Swanson

Edna Arleen Swanson was born on a farm near Larrabee, Iowa, on January 6, 1918, the daughter of John and Lottie (Hill) Covell. She attended school in Larrabee until the 6th grade, when hard times forced her to leave her studies to help on the family farm. The family relocated to a farm near…
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December 26, 1933 - February 11, 2015

Arlene D. Cedar

Arlene Dorothy Cedar was born on December 26, 1933, in Cleghorn, IA, to Lester and Grace (Gilbert) Kirchoff. Her family lived in the Cleghorn area, and she graduated from Cleghorn High School in 1951. She worked at Central Trust & Savings Bank in Cherokee before starting her family. She married…
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May 20, 1924 - February 11, 2015

Donald B. Johnson

Donald Bruce Johnson, the son of Andrew and Henrietta (Braaks), was born May 20, 1924, in Hartford, SD. His childhood years were spent in Hartford, and he graduated as Valedictorian of his class at Hartford High School. He then served his country for three years as a pilot in the Naval Air Corps. …
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April 17, 1919 - February 3, 2015

Joseph F. Wiemold

Joseph "Joe" Wiemold, the son of Frank and Anna (Rupp) Wiemold, was born on April 17, 1919 in Cherokee County, IA. He was raised and educated in the Maryhill area. He later served his country in the Air Force for four years before being honorably discharged in 1945. On September 20, 1949, Joe…
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April 29, 1954 - January 31, 2015

Daryl Lee Bunch

Daryl Bunch, prominent throughout the mid-west as a motivator, salesman, and businessman and based in Cherokee, Iowa, passed away in Kennesaw, Georgia on January 31, 2015 from complications following a six and a half year fight with ALS. He was 60 years old. With the ability to believe and hope…
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February 8, 1938 - January 24, 2015

Donald Lee 'Rat' Radmaker

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Donald Lee Radmaker on January 24, 2015 after a short struggle with lung cancer. Don was born on the family farm in Titonka, Iowa, February 8, 1938. He attended a one-room country school house where as a young child, was fluent in German and English.…
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February 9, 1929 - January 22, 2015

Harold J. Nation

Harold James Nation left this world and reunited with the love of his life on January 22, 2015. He was born to Alta May and James Nation on February 9, 1929 at Mt. Olive in Cherokee County. He was raised by his second parents Grace and West McGregor of Quimby, Iowa. Harold attended schools in…
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December 23, 1948 - January 15, 2015

Robert 'Bob' Hanson

Robert 'Bob' John Hanson, was born in Cherokee, IA, on December 23, 1948, to Kenneth and Mary (Delperdang) Hanson. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where he attended the local schools. On September 27, 1969, he was united in marriage to Rosella 'Rosie' Smith. They were blessed with…
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April 30, 1921 - December 28, 2014

Edward J. Wiemold

It must have been a glorious April 30, 1921 in Cherokee, Iowa, the day Frank and Anna welcomed their youngest son, Edward John, into the world on Butterhill Farm, which would be his home until retirement. He grew up near Visitation Maryhill Church, which was his cornerstone, offering educational,…
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January 16, 1913 - December 23, 2014

Shirley L. Smith

Shirley L. Smith, the daughter of Roy and Carrie (Hoffman) Heath, was born January 16, 1913, in Larrabee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, IA, where she attended and graduated from school. On December 21, 1943, Shirley was united in marriage to Chuck Smith. Following their…
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December 31, 1926 - December 8, 2014

LaVonne Paslay

LaVonne Delores (Hurd) Paslay, the daughter of Raymond and Emma (Anderson) Hurd, was born December 31, 1926 in Cherokee, IA. The family lived in rural Meriden, IA, where LaVonne attended school and graduated Meriden High School. She was united in marriage to Robert James Paslay on August 14,…
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September 11, 1930 - December 8, 2014

Maureen Kohn

Rita Maureen Timmins was born on September 11, 1930, in her family's home in rural Kinglsey, IA. She is the second daughter of J. Emmett and Mary (Werthman) Timmins. She grew up in rural Plymouth, Woodbury and Cherokee counties. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic High School in…
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March 22, 1947 - December 7, 2014

Thomas Selk

Thomas Harry Selk was born on March 22, 1947 in Cherokee, IA to Harry and Ella (Hell) Selk. His childhood years were spent in Sutherland, IA where he graduated from High School in 1965. After graduating from Mankato State University, he was drafted into in the Army. He spent two years serving his…
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January 9, 1939 - December 6, 2014

Annabelle Paulsen

Annabelle (Regennitter) Paulsen was born on a farm near Washta, IA, on January 9, 1939, to Albert Regennitter and Mae (Coon-Hollingshead) Regennitter. She spent her youth in rural Washta, Anthon, and Correctionville, IA. She attended Washta Consolidated School until the 11th grade. She…
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December 31, 1977 - November 20, 2014

Natasha 'NaNa' Olhausen

Natasha 'Na Na' Olhausen, the daughter of Keith and Norma (Klingborg) Olhausen, made her entrance into this world on December 31, 1977. She grew up in Cherokee, Iowa. During her years at Washington High School, Na Na's peers named her Prom Queen and Homecoming Parade Marshall. She graduated with…
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December 18, 1942 - November 19, 2014

Patricia Graybill

Patricia "Pat" Graybill, the daughter of William and Luella (Sanders) Schumann was born December 18, 1942 in Storm Lake, IA. Her father was killed in WWII when Patty was two years old. Her mother was united in marriage to Don Herron a few years later. Her childhood years were spent near Varina, IA.…
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August 3, 1965 - October 29, 2014

Neal Robert Johnston

Neal Robert Johnston, the son of Robert and Eleanor (Conley) Johnston, was born August 3, 1965, in Cherokee, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on the farm near Cleghorn. Neal attended school and graduated from Meriden-Cleghorn High School in 1984. He then attended Iowa State University where he…
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November 24, 1929 - October 27, 2014

Nathan Aaron Phipps

Nathan A. Phipps II, DVM was born to Nelson and Susan (Jones) Phipps on a farm on the northeast side of Cherokee. This farm has been in the Phipps family since 1856. He graduated from Wilson High School in 1948, and then served in the army infantry from 1948-1949. Nate then attended undergraduate…
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November 3, 1929 - October 25, 2014

Richard D. Jensen

Dick was the oldest son of Arlo and Daisy (Andersen) Jensen. He was born on November 3rd, 1929 on a farm in rural Clay County, S.D. Dick attended Wakonda Star Township country school through the 8th grade and Irene High School in Irene, S.D. At the age of 16, he enlisted in the Marine Corp,…
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July 26, 1968 - October 9, 2014

Neal Pearson

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY SUGGESTS THAT MEMORIALS BE DIRECTED TO THE NEAL PEARSON FAMILY. Thank you Neal Edward Pearson, the son of John and Marlene (Menefee) Pearson, was born at Alta, Iowa, on July 26, 1968. His childhood years were spent near Aurelia, Iowa. He graduated from Aurelia High…
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July 1, 1932 - October 3, 2014

Ted Joseph Unkrur

Ted Joseph Unkrur, the son of Frank and Lucy (Weber) Unkrur was born on July 1, 1932, in Rock Township, Cherokee County, IA. His childhood years were spent near Maryhill where he attended school. Following his education, Ted served with the United States Army from 1953-1955. After his honorable…
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August 14, 1931 - September 30, 2014

John 'Dick' Bird

John Richard Bird was born August 14, 1931 to Leo and Clara (Berendes) Bird on August 14, 1931 near Maryhill, Iowa. The last of five children, he was a 1949 graduate of Marcus Holy Name High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Westmar College and served his country in Korea. On…
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May 14, 1937 - September 24, 2014

Donald Ray Sechler

Donald Ray Sechler Sr., the son of Frank LeRoy and Fern Norma (Moody) Sechler, was born May 14, 1937, in Meriden, IA. His childhood years were spent in Meriden where he received his education and graduated from Meriden High School. After graduation, Don worked for his dad at Sechler's Garage in…
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August 3, 1922 - September 16, 2014

Robert L. Van Natta

Robert was born August 3, 1922, to Pearl L. and Myrtle (Gleason) Van Natta. He graduated from Cherokee Wilson High School in May 1940. After graduation he worked for Swanson Grocery and Illinois Central Railroad prior to going into the US Army in November 1942. He trained in the Army as a Combat…
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May 14, 1942 - September 7, 2014

August 'Gus' F. Erickson

August F. "Gus" Erickson, the son of Henry Elmer and Mable Irene (Swihart) Erickson, was born on May 14, 1942, in Hartington, NE. His childhood years were spent in Hartington where he attended school and graduated from Hartington Public High School in 1960. Following his schooling, Gus worked…
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September 26, 1939 - August 28, 2014

Faye Mary Whitecotton

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. She was 74. Faye had fallen on July 31 and suffered a broken hip and wrist. A combination of health issues followed, and she died at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls with…
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August 21, 1953 - August 6, 2014

Michael Dale Resene

Michael Dale Resene, the son of Merlin and Lorilla (Whiting) Resene, was born on August 21, 1953, in Storm Lake, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Aurelia, IA where he graduated from high school. He attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake where he earned Bachelor Degrees in nursing and…
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May 18, 1916 - July 25, 2014

Irene Elizabeth Bortscheller

Irene Elizabeth Bortscheller, the daughter of Fred and Matilda (Wilberding) Rupp, was born May 18, 1916, in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent near Maryhill where she attended Visitation School. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic High School. She then attended junior…
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November 1, 1988 - July 16, 2014

Nicholas 'Nick' Volkert

Nicholas Dean Volkert, the son of Carolyn (Mitchell) Wright and Larry Volkert, was born November 1, 1988, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Quimby, IA, where he attended River Valley School until his junior year. He graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee in 2007. Nick…
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January 17, 1931 - July 5, 2014

Merlin 'Mert' Ballantyne

Merlin was born January 17th, 1931 in Cherokee to Walter and Gladys (Leonard) Ballantyne. He graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1950. In 1952, Merlin joined the United States Army and was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. After honorably completing his service in 1954, he returned…
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December 25, 1946 - June 10, 2014

Marion Joseph 'Joe' Daniel

Marion Joseph "Joe" Daniel, the son of Arlie Verl and Eleanor (Grover) Daniel, was born December 25, 1946, in Gillett Grove, IA. His childhood years were spent in Gillett Grove and Langdon. Joe received his education in Spencer and graduated from Spencer High School in 1965. In 1967, Joe served…
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December 15, 1948 - June 9, 2014

Michael Glouser

Michael Glouser, the son of James C. Sr. and Mildred Zelda (Buddin) Glouser was born December 15, 1948, in Carroll, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee, IA, where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1968. Michael then attended Northwest Iowa Community College…
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September 24, 1969 - June 9, 2014

David 'Davey' Driesen

David "Davey" Duane Daniel Driesen, the son of Duane Driesen and Sheila Hevern, was born September 24, 1969, in Canton, SD. His childhood years were spent in Sioux Center where he attended school. Following his education, Davey lived in Colorado and California for a short time before moving back to…
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January 17, 1924 - June 4, 2014

Gene Baraldi

Gene Trey Baraldi died June 4, 2014. He was born on January 17, 1924 in Los Angeles, California to Michael and Lyda (Griggs) Baraldi. He graduated from Inglewood, California High School in 1941 and then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp Pleasant Bluff on Fort Ord in California. He…
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September 30, 1958 - May 20, 2014

Sandra Tuttle

Sandra J. Tuttle was born in Cherokee, IA, on September 30, 1958. She was the daughter of Lester and Mary Ann (Nilles) Bush. She attended the Maryhill School until the 4th grade, and finished her early education at Meriden-Cleghorn Schools, graduating with the class of 1977. She worked…
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October 10, 1929 - May 17, 2014

Margaret Holton

Margaret (Pitts) Holton, the daughter of Bill and Esther (Anderson) Pitts, was born October 10, 1929, on a farm south of Maryhill, IA. She received her early education and graduated from Holy Name School in Marcus, IA. She married Emmett Holton on February 5, 1951, at the Maryhill…
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November 25, 1949 - May 14, 2014

Mary Jo Kirby

Mary Jo Kirby, the daughter of Stanley and Virginia (Poehler) Blowers, was born November 25, 1949, in Waterville, MN. Her childhood years were spent at Waterville where she received her education and graduated from Waterville High School. After graduation, she attended Mankato State where she…
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November 27, 1947 - April 28, 2014

John Dean, Jr.

John Dean, Jr., the son of John and Agnes (Schiewe) Dean, Sr. was born November 27, 1947, in Cherokee, IA. In 1948, John was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and several other medical conditions that required him to reside at various medical facilities and hospitals. John had lived at Woodward State…
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September 6, 1926 - March 31, 2014

Michael Waters

Michael Francis Waters, the son of Francis and Leone (Carr) Waters, was born in Sioux City, IA on September 6, 1926. When he was 3 years old the family moved from their home in Anthon, IA, to Cherokee, IA, where he received his early education. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in…
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July 15, 1967 - March 30, 2014

Nicole S. Bunkers

Nicole (Nicki) Sue Bunkers was born in Mitchell, SD to Richard and Judy Kayser on July 15, 1967. She went to school at Hanson School in Alexandria, SD and graduated in 1987. She married Jim Bunkers on May 1, 1992 in Mitchell. She graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute for Early Childhood…
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May 31, 1932 - March 28, 2014

Richard 'Dick' Hirschman

Richard 'Dick' J. Hirschman, the son of Ivo John 'Nick' and Irene (Davies) Hirschman, was born May 31, 1932, in Hartington, NE. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in Hartington, NE in 1949. From 1949 - 1953, he worked at the Ford garage in Hartington. He was drafted and served in…
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August 13, 1924 - March 27, 2014

Rosemary T. Lux

Rosemary (Rose) Theresa Steichen Lux was born in 1924 on a farm near Alton, IA to Nichols and Mary (Henricy) Steichen. Rose grew up on the farm with 9 half and 11 full brothers and sisters. Rose met her spouse, Orman Lux at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen, IA, dancing to Lawrence Welk during the…
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March 2, 1939 - March 23, 2014

Aleen M. Hassard

Aleen M. Hassard, the daughter of Al and Evelyn (Schuler) Hanson, was born March 2, 1939, in Oakland, California. Her childhood years were spent in Oakland where she attended school and graduated from St. Elizabeth's High School. In 1962, Aleen moved to Oak Park, IL where she owned and operated…
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October 12, 1970 - March 13, 2014

Dennis 'Bear' Franklin Clark

Dennis 'Bear' Franklin Clark, Jr. the son of Dennis, Sr. and Becky (Jones) Clark, was born October 12, 1970, in Memphis, TN. His childhood years were spent in Tennessee where he received his education and graduated from high school. In 1989, Dennis enlisted with the U.S. Navy. He served during…
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June 13, 1929 - March 13, 2014

Paul Wollman

Paul Wollman Sr. was born June 13, 1929, in Oakville, Canada, to Margaret (Kleinsasser) and Zachariah Wollman. He had 9 brothers and sisters. At the age of 3 weeks old, he lost his father. When he was 2, his mother was remarried to Daniel Gross, in Tyndall, SD. At age 15, Paul moved to Yankton, SD,…
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August 12, 1922 - March 12, 2014

Bea Reinert

Bernetta "Bea" (Boothby) Reinert, the daughter of Leslie and Minnie (Helen) Boothby, was born in Cherokee County on August 12, 1922. She grew up in the Maryhill area and attended Grand Meadow School through the 10th grade. She later earned her GED. She married Lawrence Reinert on March 12, 1939.…
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July 31, 1949 - March 9, 2014

Harlan 'Harley' W. Meister

Harlan Wayne Meister, was born July 31, 1949, in Sioux City, IA, the son of Clifford L. and Lucille M. (Klug) Meister (Brandt). He grew up in Cherokee, IA, and graduated from Washington High School in 1968. Later that same year he married Maren West. They resided in the Cherokee area, and were…
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April 14, 1926 - February 20, 2014

Violet Kuhlman

Violet Vivian Kuhlman, the daughter of Matilda (Vander Hamm) and Henry Baack, was born in Struble, IA on April 14, 1926. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux County. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Ireton, and graduated from Ireton High School in 1943. On…
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July 8, 1947 - February 12, 2014

James Sunde

James S. Sunde, the son of Lloyd and Edna (Theesfield) Sunde, was born July 8, 1947, in Algona, IA. His childhood years were spent in Ringsted and Fenton, IA. He graduated from Sentral High School in Fenton in 1965. He then attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, IA. He served in the…
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May 24, 1957 - February 9, 2014

Jolan Burns

Jolan Marie (Woolley Smith) Burns, 56, of Tucson, Arizona, passed into the hands of our Lord surrounded by her family on February 9, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Jolan was born in Schroeder, MN on May 24, 1957 to George and Ruth Woolley. Jolan spent her childhood in the…
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October 4, 1931 - February 7, 2014

Shirley I. Nation

Shirley Irene (Peck) Nation, the daughter of Henry and Irene (Lepper) Peck, was born October 4, 1931, in Remsen, IA. She attended school in Cherokee, and graduated from Wilson High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to Harold James Nation on June 16, 1951, in Stevenson, WA. From this…
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November 27, 1919 - February 6, 2014

Edwin 'Ed' L. Johnson

Edwin 'Ed' Lawrence Johnson, the son of Rachel (Beedle) and Lewis Johnson, was born November 27, 1919, in Truman, MN. He received his early education in Minnesota. He later moved to Iowa where he farmed in Cherokee County for many years. On March 10, 1944, Ed was united in marriage to Doris June…
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April 18, 1931 - February 4, 2014

Cecelia V. Rupp

Cecelia (Cele) Rupp was born on April 18, 1931 in Hospers, IA to Simon and Anastasia (Schiller) Stoll. She was the familial rock amongst her siblings, including Margaret (Robinet), John, Mary Ann (Wellik), Joe, Charles, Sister Dorothy, Rosie (Falsetto), Agnes (Bodenhammer), Delores (Kuttner), and…
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December 11, 1928 - January 30, 2014

Betty L. Jensen

Betty Louise Fogelman, the daughter of Malcolm and Sarah (Husted) Fogelman, was born in O'Brien County, Iowa on December 11, 1928. She was raised in the Sutherland area and graduated from Sutherland High School with the Class of 1946. On June 24, 1949, she was united in marriage to Alfred E.…
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June 8, 1952 - January 28, 2014

Dale L. Bakker Jr.

Dale L. Bakker Jr. the son of Dale and Patricia (Neustrom) Bakker, was born on June 8, 1952, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School. Following graduation, he was drafted by the U.S. Army where he served our…
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July 3, 1934 - January 28, 2014

Dorothy A. Wilkie

Dorothy Ann (Rasmussen) Wilkie, the daughter of Arthur and Ruth (Evans) Rasmussen, was born on July 3, 1934, in Kingsley, IA. She grew up in nearby Grand Meadow and graduated Valedictorian of her high school senior class. She married John Wilkie on May 3, 1954, at the Little Brown Church in…
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October 17, 1976 - January 25, 2014

Travis Justin Friedrichsen

Travis Justin Friedrichsen, the son of Burton and Martha Kay (Hiland) Friedrichsen, was born October 17, 1976, at Denison, IA. His childhood years were spent in Denison where he received his early education. His family later moved to Cherokee, IA where he graduated from Washington High School in…
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September 6, 1922 - January 20, 2014

Gregory Kosse

Gregory B. Kosse, the son of Bernard and Cecelia (Klunenberg) Kosse, was born on September 6, 1922, near Maryhill, Iowa. He attended the Maryhill School and helped his parents on the farm. He later worked for the telephone company and the elevator in Marcus. Gregory has made his home at the…
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February 7, 1928 - January 20, 2014

Marcella Day

Marcella J. Day of Kalamazoo, MI, passed away at Bronson Methodist Hospital after suffering a devastating stroke 4 days earlier. Surrounded in love by family she went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior Monday evening January 20, 2014. Marcella was born February 7, 1928 to Frank and…
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July 6, 1925 - January 11, 2014

Margaret Ann (Cosgrove) Ohlson

Margaret Ann (Cosgrove) was born on July 6, 1925, in Cherokee, Iowa, to the late Peter L. and Agnes (Collins) Cosgrove. She graduated from Immaculate Conception School in 1942 as valedictorian. After attending Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa, she taught one year of English at the high school in…
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June 24, 1938 - January 6, 2014

Nyla Lux

Nyla Jean (King) Lux, the daughter of Allan and Irene (Swanger) King, was born in Anthon, IA on June 24, 1938. Her childhood years were spent at Cleghorn, IA; She graduated from Alta High School in 1956. During her high school years, she worked at A. W. Woolworth, Arrow Theatre and enjoyed…
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February 18, 1952 - January 5, 2014

Manfred 'Fred' Smith, Jr.

Manfred W. Smith, Jr. was born February 18, 1952, in Wagner, SD, to Hildegard (Shove) and Manfred W. Smith, Sr. At age 18 he joined the U.S. Air Force. In 1973 he married Cynthia Stokes. Together, they had three daughters, Julie, Jeanie and Jennifer. Fred proudly served his country for 20 years,…
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November 20, 1959 - January 5, 2014

Anthony 'Tony' Ross

Anthony 'Tony' Ross was born November 20, 1959, in Indianapolis, IN. His childhood years were spent in Indianapolis where he received his education. Following graduation, Tony went to work driving truck for Carter Lee Lumber Company for many years. In 1992, he moved to Akron, IA and worked for…
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May 1, 1942 - January 4, 2014

Larry R. Petersen

Larry Ray Petersen, the son of Ray and June (Haas) Petersen, was born May 1, 1942, in Crofton, NE. His childhood years were spent in LeMars, IA. He graduated from LeMars High School in 1960. He was united in marriage to Maureen Doornink on August 17, 1962. He moved to Oregon for three years before…
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June 11, 1924 - January 2, 2014

William 'Bill' D. Schmillen

William D. 'Bill' Schmillen, the son of Thomas and Alyce (Ryan) Schmillen was born on June 11, 1924, in Fairbank, IA. In 1929, his family moved to Cherokee, IA where he attended grade school and high school at Immaculate Conception School, graduating in 1941. He also took an accounting…
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December 13, 1933 - December 31, 2013

Charlton E. Wheeler

Charlton Earl Wheeler was born December 13, 1933, in Dallas, IA, to Carl and Lucille (Logue) Wheeler. He graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1952. He was united in marriage to Delores Adolf. He worked for Wilson Foods of Cherokee, was a Red Cross instructor, and was President of…
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August 29, 1929 - December 28, 2013

Dorothy V. Murray

Dorothy (Voss) Murray, the daughter of John and Johanna (Hoffroggee) Voss, was born August 29, 1929, in Massena, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Massena, and she graduated from Massena High School in 1946. Following graduation she worked at the Dime Store in Atlantic, IA, for eight…
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May 25, 1936 - December 27, 2013

Carole M. Grauer

Carole M. Grauer, the daughter of Fritz and Ethel (Pearson) Ogren was born May 25, 1936, at the family farm in Cherokee County Iowa. Her childhood years were spent on the farm near Grand Meadow, where she attended school and graduated from Grand Meadow High in 1954. On June 12, 1955, Carole was…
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August 20, 1931 - December 20, 2013

Marian D. Johnsen

Marian Doris Carlson was born on August 20, 1931, in Fonda, Iowa, to Clarence and Clara (Ohrtman) Carlson. She graduated from Fonda High School in 1948. Following graduation, she worked at the First National Bank of Fonda for 20 years. On September 26, 1970, Marian married Keith Johnsen. They…
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October 15, 1926 - December 16, 2013

Doris M. Dunn

Doris M. Dunn, the daughter of Emery G. and Mary E. (Zembsch) Goodrich, was born October 15, 1926 in Cleghorn, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cleghorn where she attended school and graduated from Cleghorn High School. Following high school, Doris went to work for the battery factory…
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May 6, 1921 - December 11, 2013

Margaret Dorr

Margaret Louise Clark was born May 6, 1921 to F. Edward and B. Margaret (Armstrong) Clark near Knierim, Iowa. She was graduated from Rinard High School in 1938 and received her B.A. Degree from the University of Iowa in 1943. She taught English in the Marcus High School and worked in the…
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February 15, 1942 - December 6, 2013

Virginia Lou Schmidt

Virginia Lou Schmidt was born February 15, 1942 to Pearl (Smith) and Ludwig "Louie" Claus of Manchester. Virginia spent her youth at Manchester, Iowa, graduating High School in 1960. As a girl she liked to read, draw, and sing. Virginia regularly received "I" ratings for solo and ensemble…
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December 22, 1946 - November 16, 2013

Jean A. Hirschman

Jean Arlene Hirschman, the daughter of Delmer and Delores (Horkey) Hirschman, was born on December 22, 1946, at Remsen, IA. Her early childhood years were spent in Remsen. Her family moved to Sheldon, IA, where she attended school and Graduated from Sheldon High School. Following…
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September 12, 1929 - November 10, 2013

Mary 'Tiny' Gill

Mary Voneta 'Tiny' Gill, the daughter of Walter and Mabel (Munster) Gordon was born on September 12, 1929, at Cherokee, IA. She attended school and graduated from Meriden High School in 1947. While in high school she ran track, played basketball, and helped lead her team to a state tournament that…
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May 8, 1922 - November 3, 2013

Helen A. Glassmaker

Helen Alvina (Steichen) Glassmaker was born on the family farm near Alton, Iowa on May 8, 1922, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Henricy) Steichen. She attended St. Mary's School in Alton. In 1943, Helen met Raymond Glassmaker at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen. They were married at St. Mary's…
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April 9, 1912 - November 2, 2013

Grace Kirchoff

Grace Paulline Kirchoff, the daughter of Benjamin Wilkes and Julia (Peterson) Gilbert was born April 9, 1912 at Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent near Meriden, IA, where she attended school and graduated from Meriden High School. On February 21, 1931, Grace was united in marriage to…
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January 31, 1923 - October 21, 2013

Mary Lux

Mary Frances Lang was born on January 31, 1923 to Frank and Bessie Lang of Remsen. She attended a country school near her home and graduated from St Mary's High School in Remsen in 1939. On a summer's night at the Avalon Ballroom in Remsen, she met Floyd P. Lux who would become her husband. …
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September 21, 1953 - October 1, 2013

Rebecca Joy Phipps

Rebecca Phipps, 60, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away on October 1, 2013, at Midwest Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois. Rebecca was born to Reverend John and Florence (Frost) Kronlokken on September 21, 1953 in Mayville, North Dakota, the fifth of eight children. After high school, she…
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January 3, 1961 - September 25, 2013

Marc Sarchet

Marc Alan Sarchet was born January 3, 1961 in Burt, Iowa to Kenneth and Frances (Habeger) Sarchet. He was baptized and confirmed at Burt United Methodist Church. Growing up, he attended school in Burt where he graduated from Burt High School in 1979. Following high school graduation, he attended…
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August 12, 1931 - September 22, 2013

William R. Bennett

William Richard "Bill" Bennett, the son of Malcolm (Bill) and Hazel (Jimmerson) Bennett, was born in Storm Lake, IA on August 12, 1931. He graduated from Storm Lake High School and went on to graduate from Iowa State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He married Joyce Ratliff on…
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August 15, 1925 - September 21, 2013

Betty Lucille Forest

Betty Lucille Baughman, the youngest child of Cecil and Gertrude (Bonesteel) Baughman, was born on August 15, 1925, in Judd, Iowa. Raised on a farm, Betty graduated from Sioux Rapids High School in 1943 and went on to attend Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa. Because of the shortage of…
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September 11, 1954 - September 10, 2013

Michael R. Snyder

Michael Robert Snyder, the son of Robert 'Bud' and Mary Jane (Bird) Snyder, was born in LeMars, IA on September 11, 1954. He grew up in Marcus, IA, and graduated from Marcus High School in 1973. He later received an Associate's Degree in Accounting from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville,…
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May 23, 1935 - September 2, 2013

Mattie 'Doris' Heistand

Mattie 'Doris' (Dean) Heistand, the daughter of Robert and Bertha (Dingler) Dean, was born in Hogansville, GA on May 23, 1935. Her childhood years were spent in Georgia, where she attended the local schools and worked in the cotton mill. While working for her sister and brother-in-law in…
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January 30, 1929 - August 26, 2013

Harriette Shear- Gilligan

Harriette Shear-Gilligan, the daughter of Dottie Smith, was born January 30, 1929, at St. Lawrence, SD. Her childhood years were spent near Miller, SD where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Randall Shear in 1947. They lived in Salix where they owned and operated a bar and she…
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March 11, 1926 - August 19, 2013

Leroy 'Herb' Ford

Leroy 'Herb' Ford, the son of John and Lucy (Heinen) Ford, was born on March 11, 1926, in Cherokee, IA. Herb's childhood years were spent near Cherokee, where he attended country school. In 1943, he graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee at the age of 17. Herb worked for the Illinois…
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November 21, 1950 - July 31, 2013

Maralyn Christensen

Maralyn Jean Christensen the daughter of Ralph and Betty Viola, was born on November 21, 1950 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Council Bluffs, IA where she attended school and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1968, followed by a degree in Radiology from The…
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February 13, 1937 - July 28, 2013

Cheryl Schmidt

Cheryl Jean (Schultz) (Drefke) Schmidt, the daughter of Ray and Alice (Frazier) Schultz, was born on February 13, 1937 and raised on a farm near Peterson, IA. She graduated from Peterson High School. She married Larry Drefke, and was blessed with five children, Mark, Marilyn, Mike, Merry and…
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March 13, 1938 - July 22, 2013

Robert 'Bob' J. Dolph

Robert 'Bob' J. Dolph, the son of Russell and Bernice (Yatker) Dolph, was born on March 13, 1938, in Red Oak, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Red Oak where he attended school and graduated from Red Oak High School in 1955. Upon graduation he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served from…
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February 14, 1915 - July 17, 2013

Marcella E. Glover

Marcella E. Glover, the daughter of John and Anna (Kohn) Rupp, was born February 14, 1915, on the farm near Maryhill. Her childhood years were spent near Cherokee where she attended country school. She graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee. She then attended a teacher's academy where she…
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September 11, 1942 - July 14, 2013

Darrel Moller

Darrel L. Moller, the son of Melvin and Esther (Jensen) Moller, was born in Holstein, IA on September 11, 1942. His childhood years were mostly spent in the Cherokee, IA area, and he graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee. He was united in marriage to Wanda Smith on October 12, 1963 in…
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June 8, 1932 - July 3, 2013

Robert 'Bob' Dean Nelson

Robert Dean Nelson was born on June 8, 1932 in Cherokee, IA to Hugo and Ellen (Nord) Nelson. He was baptized in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee and attended country school in rural Cherokee county. He attended elementary school in Alta and Aurelia, moving to Prescott, AZ with…
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April 30, 1920 - July 3, 2013

Marjorie Sullivan

Marjorie J. Sullivan, the daughter of John "Ed" and Fern (Neal) Tawney, was born on April 30, 1920 on a farm near Osmond, NE. When she was six months old, the family moved to Omaha, NE, and then two years later, to Sioux City, IA. In 1935, she moved to Cherokee where she graduated from Wilson…
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December 29, 1926 - June 28, 2013

Doris Lillian Gottsche

Doris Lillian Gottsche, the daughter of Aaron and Betty (Nelson) Alm, was born on December 29, 1926, on the family farm north of Cleghorn, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cleghorn where she attended school. She graduated from Cleghorn High School. On July 31, 1948, she was united…
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February 26, 1963 - June 22, 2013

Laverne Allen Wampler

Laverne Allen Wampler, age 50, of Johnson City, TN, and formerly of Cherokee, IA, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee is…
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December 29, 1918 - June 16, 2013

Betty Ruth Krause

Betty Ruth Krause, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Edwards) Pfaff, was born December 29, 1918, in Sioux City, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Sioux City where she attended school and graduated from Central High School in 1936. On August 30, 1940, she was united in marriage to Harlen E.…
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April 26, 1931 - June 14, 2013

Donald F. Specht

Donald Francis Specht, the son of Frank and Katherine (Mansfield) Specht, was born April 26, 1931, at Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent on his parents' farm. He attended elementary school at Sheridan Township and Maryhill Catholic Schools. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High…
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August 20, 1927 - June 10, 2013

Geraldine Aileen Brutsman

Geraldine Aileen Brutsman, daughter of Arthur and Rachael Sunderlin was born August 20, 1927 in Delaware County, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent on a farm near Delhi, IA. She received her education at Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi and graduated in 1944. On December 6, 1947, Gerry…
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September 30, 1954 - June 10, 2013

Steve Russell Johnson

Steve R. Johnson, the son of Russell Dean and Joan (Grauer) Johnson was born September 30, 1954, in Sioux City, IA. His childhood years were spent in Buena Park, CA where he attended grade school. He graduated from Savannah High School in Anaheim, CA. Following graduation, Steve enlisted in the…
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June 11, 1928 - June 4, 2013

Dorothy Rienfeld

Dorothy Elaine (Nagel) Rienfeld was born June 11, 1928, at Battle Creek, IA. She was the daughter of Milton and Jeanette (Stoneberg) Nagel of Odebolt, IA. Dorothy lived on farms; first north of Arthur, IA, and then south of Arthur with her parents, and attended country grade schools. She graduated…
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May 6, 1922 - May 19, 2013

David C. Peters

David Christy Peters was born in LeMars, IA on May 6, 1922, the son of Jay and Cora (Christy) Peters of Marcus, IA. He attended the local schools and graduated with the class of 1939. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, and was stationed in the Pacific. On April 30, 1943, he was…
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March 12, 1921 - May 7, 2013

Palmer Franklin Hanson

Palmer Franklin Hanson was born in Sioux City, IA on March 12, 1921 to Lars and Alma (Anderson) Hanson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at St. Paul Lutheran Church near Elk Point, SD. He attended rural schools in South Dakota. At the age of 15, Palmer joined the Civil…
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October 19, 1932 - May 6, 2013

Norman E. Moon

Norman Eugene Moon was born on October 19, 1932, at St. Lawrence, South Dakota to V.A. "Art" and Viola (Turner) Moon. He graduated from St. Lawrence High School in 1950. On June 27, 1953, he was united in marriage to Wanelda Slunecka (of Miller, SD) at Kessler Air Force Base in Biloxi,…
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October 8, 1927 - April 23, 2013

Dorothy A. Jenness

Dorothy A. Jenness, the daughter of Clayton and Bessie (Ballard) Bugh, was born October 8, 1927, in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she attended school and graduated from Wilson High School. On August 2, 1946, Dorothy was united in marriage to Buster B. Jenness…
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May 10, 1923 - April 22, 2013

Alfred E. Jensen

Alfred Emilius Jensen, the son of Danish immigrants, Jens and Gerda (Magnussen) Jensen, was born in Hartley, IA on May 10, 1923. His early childhood years were spent mainly in the Sutherland, IA area. He graduated from Sutherland High School in 1941. He proudly served in the Army Air Corps from…
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June 16, 1922 - April 7, 2013

Charles T. Ganger Jr.

Charles 'Chuck' Thomas Ganger Jr., the son of Charlie and Susie (Ritter) Ganger, was born in Lake View, Iowa on June 16, 1922. His childhood years were spent in Peterson, Iowa where his family owned and operated a restaurant. He received his education in the Peterson Schools. Chuck served as a…
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January 20, 1933 - April 7, 2013

Ronald L. Sechler

Ronald LeRoy Sechler, the son of Roy and Fern (Moody) Sechler, was born in Meriden, Iowa on January 20, 1933. His childhood years were spent in Meriden, and he graduated from Meriden High School in 1951. During the Korean conflict, he proudly served in the United States Air Force as a Gunner on a…
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May 21, 1955 - April 3, 2013

Robert 'Bob' Schulenberg

Robert "Bob" Schulenberg, the son of Harvey O. and Lois M. (Danielson) Schulenberg, was born May 21, 1955, in Lincoln, NE. His childhood years were spent in Lincoln, NE where he attended school and graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1973. Bob later attended Nebraska Wesleyan University…
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January 17, 1918 - March 28, 2013

Della Ida Brodersen

Della Ida (Wilberding) Brodersen, the daughter of Joseph and Celia (Meyer) Wilberding, was born January 17, 1918 at Remsen, IA. She spent her early years in Remsen, and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1935. She then moved to Cherokee, IA, and began working as a waitress. Della enjoyed…
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December 14, 1935 - March 27, 2013

Leroy Hans Paulsen

Leroy Hans Paulsen, the son of Andrew and Hilda (Kollbaum) Paulsen, was born December 14, 1935 in Anthon, IA. Following his schooling, Leroy was a SP3 in the United States Army stationed in Hanau, Germany. On February 18, 1958, Leroy was united in marriage to Annabelle Regennitter. He was confirmed…
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March 22, 1928 - March 23, 2013

Helen Fredericksen

Helen Marie (Wetherell) Fredericksen, the daughter of Ralph and Ila (Claybaugh) Wetherell, was born in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 22, 1928. She attended school in Newell and Sulphur Springs, Iowa. After her children were older, she graduated from nursing school, and worked as an LPN in the hospital…
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December 3, 1929 - March 20, 2013

James Bush

Jim Bush, the son of Jacob and Lillian (Kirchoff) Bush, was born on December 3, 1929, in Cherokee, Iowa, and was the youngest of four children. He attended elementary school first at Rock Township Country School, and then at Visitation Maryhill, where he graduated from the 8th grade. He worked with…
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December 14, 1921 - March 13, 2013

Vurnace 'Bud' O. Slechta

Vurnace "Bud" Oliver Slechta was born on December 14, 1921 to Jerome and Ernestine Slechta in Denison, IA. He attended Denison Public School and then served three years in the US Army. He served in World War II in Asiatic Pacific Theatre. On August 16, 1946 Bud was united in marriage to…
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May 30, 1919 - March 11, 2013

Pearl Rose Frangenberg

Pearl Frangenberg was born on May 30, 1919 to Ambrose and Elizabeth (Flugel) Heinis in Morris, MN. At an early age, her family moved to Marcus, IA where she attended school and graduated in 1937. On June 6, 1938, Pearl was united in marriage to Otto Frangenberg at Holy Name Catholic…
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December 12, 1922 - March 8, 2013

Hilda W. Carstens

Hilda W. Carstens was born on December 12, 1922 to Andrew and Veronica (Cook) Reinert on a farm near Maryhill. She attended school in Maryhill through the 8th grade. On April 4, 1940 Hilda was united in marriage to Ernest Carstens; they were married for 65 years. They raised 10 children on a…
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February 19, 1948 - March 1, 2013

Gerald 'Jerry' Vernon Britt

Gerald (Jerry) Vernon Britt, age 65, passed away on March 1, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD after a lengthy illness. Gerald was born to Vernon and Marie (Roeser) Britt on February 19, 1948 in LeMars, IA. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he spent eight…
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August 22, 1927 - February 22, 2013

Frances 'Charlene' Mongan

Frances Charlene (Sechler) Mongan, daughter of LeRoy and Frances (Dunn) Sechler, was born on August 22, 1927 in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Meriden area where she graduated from Meriden High School in 1945. Charlene was united in marriage to Donald Mongan on June…
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March 11, 1923 - February 22, 2013

Jean Hogue

Jean DeMeris (Bass) Hogue, the daughter of William W. and Blanche O. (Ulstead) Bass, was born in Marcus, Iowa on March 11, 1923. Her early childhood years were spent in Marcus, and she graduated from Marcus High School in 1940. She then attended the National Business Technical School in Sioux…
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May 22, 1950 - February 22, 2013

Zoe Ann Madsen

Zoe Ann E. (Stubbe) Madsen, 62, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013, after battling breast cancer for more than a year.  Zoe was born May 22, 1950 in Rock Rapids, Iowa, to Chas H. and Jean Stubbe.  Zoe earned her bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1971, and…
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August 10, 1927 - February 21, 2013

Frances Reinert

Frances (Kirchoff) Reinert was born on August 10, 1927, to Louis and Elsie (Weber) Kirchoff at Cleghorn, IA. She attended a rural school in Amherst Township, as well as high schools in Cherokee and Marcus, Mesa, AZ, and finally returned to Cleghorn where she graduated in 1946. Most of France's…
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April 4, 1973 - February 20, 2013

Stephanie Ann Meadows

Stephanie was born April 4, 1973, in Cherokee, Iowa. She was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended Lincoln School. She graduated from Fairview High School in Chico, CA and then attended Butte College. She was very…
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October 2, 1985 - February 19, 2013

Caleb Goodburn

Caleb Allen Goodburn, the son of Robert and Susan (Combs) Goodburn, was born in Sioux City, Iowa on October 2, 1985. His childhood years were spent mostly in the Marcus, IA area, where he attended school. He was active in sports, excelling in both football and wrestling. Caleb enlisted in the Army…
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February 7, 1950 - February 17, 2013

David L. Means

David L. Means, the son of Vernon and Gladys (Geringer) Means was born February 7, 1950, at Le Mars, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Marcus, IA where he attended school and graduated from Marcus High School in 1968. After graduation, David worked at Lubeck's in Cherokee. Through the…
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January 27, 1948 - February 6, 2013

Patricia 'Pat' Ann Bittner

Patricia 'Pat'Ann Bittner, the daughter of Roy and Adelaide (Kreul) Eichler, was born January 27, 1948, in Laurens, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Pocahontas where she received her education and Graduated from Pocahontas Catholic High School in 1966. After high school, she attended business…
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January 23, 1959 - February 4, 2013

Gillian 'Jill' E. Ament

Gillian 'Jill' E. Ament, the daughter of Del and Mary (Reilly) Ament, was born January 23, 1959, in Cherokee, IA. She was a 1977 graduate of Washington High School and in 1981 she graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS with a B.A. in political science. Jill moved to Washington DC in…
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January 18, 1925 - February 1, 2013

Owen Walter Hiniker

Owen Walter Hiniker, the son of Walter and Cecelia (Aurit) Hiniker, was born January 18, 1925 in Mankato, MN. His childhood years were spent in Mankato where he received his education. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1943. Following graduation, Owen served in the Navy during WWII as a…
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August 8, 1923 - January 28, 2013

Merlyn M. Cronin

Merlyn Mary (McIntire) Cronin, the daughter of Clair and Mildred (Goodburn) McIntire, was born in Cherokee County, Iowa on August 8, 1923. Her childhood years were spent in the Marcus, Iowa area. She graduated from Marcus High School in 1941. She then attended Westmar College, and received her…
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June 22, 1942 - January 26, 2013

Vernon L. Riedemann

Vernon Lee Riedemann, the son of Vernon H. and Gladys (Otte) Riedemann, was born June 22, 1942 in Valley City, ND. His early childhood years were spent on a farm near Sutherland, IA. The family later moved to Primghar, where Vern graduated from Primghar High School. Following graduation he worked…
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August 26, 1935 - January 26, 2013

Lucille L. Ohlson

Lucille L. (Larson) Ohlson, the daughter of George A. and Myrtle (Casey) Larson, was born in Cherokee, IA on August 26, 1935. She was educated in the local schools, and graduated from Wilson High School in 1953. Except for a brief time in California, Lucille spent the majority of her life in…
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June 2, 1939 - January 10, 2013

Charles 'Chuck' Henry Massmann

Charles "Chuck" Henry Massmann, 73 of Cherokee passed away on January 10, 2013 in Cherokee. Chuck was born June 2, 1939 in rural Paullina, IA to Melborn and Henrietta (Fegebank) Massmann. He attended school in Paullina and was later drafted into the US Army and served during the Cuban…
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December 8, 1952 - January 8, 2013

David W. Rohwer

David William Rohwer, the son of Richard and Lois (Phipps) Rohwer, was born in Cherokee, Iowa on December 8, 1952. He was baptized in 1952, and confirmed in 1966. His childhood years were spent in northwest Iowa. He attended school in Sheldon, Iowa, and graduated with the class of 1971. He received…
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October 22, 1927 - January 2, 2013

Margaret Louise Ferrin

Margaret Ferrin was born on October 22, 1927 daughter to Byron and Alice (Anderson) Furgason and passed away peacefully on January 2, 2013 at Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna Nebraska. . She grew up in the Quimby/Cherokee area and graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in…
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February 4, 1935 - December 24, 2012

Harold Ferrin

Harold Raymond Ferrin, the son of Horace and Mary (Hanson) Ferrin was born February 4, 1935, on a farm in Cherokee County. His childhood years were spent in Grand Meadow where he attended country school. He later graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1953. After school, Harold worked on the…
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September 24, 1914 - December 14, 2012

Marian Tallman

Marian Elaine (Shellenberger) Tallman, the daughter of William and Loretta (Smith) Shellenberger, was born on September 24, 1914, at Nemaha, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent primarily in Early, Iowa, where she graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She then received her teaching…
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November 16, 1931 - December 9, 2012

Rex 'Tom' Strahmann

On Sunday, December 9th, 2012, Rex Thomas Strahmann reunited with our heavenly Father. Rex, who was affectionately known to most people as Tom, was the son of William and Mary Strahmann. Tom was a quiet, gentle man full of honor, integrity and courage right to the end. Tom was born November 16,…
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May 5, 1937 - December 4, 2012

Mary Ann Anderson

Mary Ann Anderson, age 75 of Cherokee, IA passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, due to complications from pneumonia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldemar Fred Anderson in 2005. She is survived by her daughters Betty Ann Martin of Cherokee…
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February 28, 1927 - December 1, 2012

Donald George Campbell

Don was born February 28, 1927 in Cherokee, Iowa to Daniel Campbell Sr. and Jeanette (McDonald) Campbell. He graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Cherokee, Iowa. Following graduation he enlisted in the Army, serving in Italy during World War II. Upon discharge from the Army, he joined his…
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October 18, 1957 - December 1, 2012

James 'Jim' Dean Smith

James "Jim" Dean Smith, the son of Donald and Pauline (Godfrey) was born October 18, 1957, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Quimby and Washta area where he attended school. He graduated from Willow High School in 1976. After graduation, Jim worked for his parents at the…
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July 19, 1915 - November 25, 2012

Dorothy Crandall

Dorothy Jeanette Kohn was born on July 19, 1915 to Frank and Josephine (Heinen) Kohn in Cherokee, Iowa. She went to Pilot #3 rural elementary school. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Cherokee, IA in 1933. She went to one year of nursing school in Sioux City, Iowa. Dorothy…
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March 25, 1925 - November 21, 2012

Nellie A Nelson

Nellie Alice (Ross) Nelson, daughter of Victor and Alice (Moyse) Ross, was born at Fort Pierre, SD on March 25, 1925. She graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee, Iowa in 1944. Following graduation she worked at F.W. Woolworth in Cherokee for many years. She was united in marriage to…
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August 22, 1922 - November 21, 2012

Leland S. Hogue

Leland Sanford Hogue, the son of Karl and Ruth (McCrill) Hogue, was born in Ute, IA on August 8, 1922. His childhood years were spent in the Marcus, IA area, where he graduated from high school in 1940. During WWII, he proudly served his country as a corporal in the Army Infantry. He was a…
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November 19, 1922 - November 4, 2012

Margaret L. Nation

Margaret L. Nation was born Nov. 19, 1922, at Washta, Iowa, to Frank and Alice (Baker) Witcombe and attended school to the 11th grade in Iowa. She married Dale Nation Oct. 6, 1942, at Cherokee. They lived at Cherokee. Margaret was a housewife. She enjoyed reading her Bible, spending time with…
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January 22, 1957 - November 4, 2012

Kimberly Ann Wolcott

Kimberly Ann Wolcott was born on January22, 1957 in Cherokee, IA to James and Virginia Wolcott. She attended and graduated from Aurelia High School in 1975. She received an Associate Degree in Radiology from Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, NE in 1977. She moved to Houston, TX and later to…
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August 26, 1924 - October 27, 2012

Lawrence Ralph Anderson

Lawrence Ralph Anderson, the son of Mary (Lockwood) and Arvid Anderson was born on August 26, 1924 outside Larrabee. He graduated from Aurelia High School in 1942 and served in the U.S. Navy. Lawrence was united in marriage to Donna Lou Eischen on April 23, 1947 in Cherokee, Iowa. They made…
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September 23, 1939 - October 26, 2012

Jack Agnitsch

Jack Lee Agnitsch, the son of John and Phyllis (Hansen) Agnitsch was born September 23, 1939, in Pipestone, MN. His childhood years were spent in Minnesota where he received his early education. At age 9, he moved to Cherokee, IA with his family where he attended school. He graduated from…
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December 25, 1926 - October 22, 2012

Corrinne McCarthy

Corrinne E. (Fuller) McCarthy, the daughter of John and Susana (Specht) Fuller, was born in Cherokee County, Iowa on December 25, 1926. She attended country school until the 8th grade, and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Cherokee. Following graduation she worked for the Bell…
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May 14, 1924 - October 18, 2012

Lucille E. Gravenish

Lucille E. Gravenish, the daughter of John and Beulah (Shaw) Bunney was born May 14, 1924, in Cherokee, IA. Her early childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1942. On May 9, 1946, Lucille was united in marriage to Cyril "Hap"…
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February 9, 1934 - September 16, 2012

Rodney E. Maffin

Rodney Earl Maffin was born February 9, 1934 in Calumet, Iowa to Howard William and Viola Catherine (Jurgensen) Maffin and passed away in Seward, Nebraska on September 16, 2012 at the age of 78 years, 7 months, 7 days. Rodney was a 1952 graduate of Cherokee High School in Cherokee, Iowa. He was…
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December 15, 1928 - September 13, 2012

Rev. Alfred E. McCoy

Alfred Emmanuel McCoy was born on December 15, 1928 in Emmetsburg, Iowa to James and Mary (Hand) McCoy. He attended Catholic schools in Emmetsburg. Following his graduation from Emmetsburg Catholic High School he continued his education at Loras College, Dubuque, IA, after which he did his…
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May 15, 1938 - September 9, 2012

James A. Baumann

James Arthur Baumann, the son of Art and Eva (Healy) Baumann was born on May 15, 1938 in Marcus, IA. He graduated from Washta Consolidated High School in 1956. He attended one year of college at Westmar College in Le Mars, IA on a baseball scholarship. On August 22, 1958, Jim was…
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December 20, 1923 - September 6, 2012

Arlene Frances Lamont

Arlene Frances Lamont, the daughter of Clarence and Vera (Harris) Smith was born December 20, 1923, on a farm two miles west and three north of Paullina, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent near Paullina where she attended a rural school and eventually Paullina High School. Upon graduation she…
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May 6, 1918 - September 5, 2012

Veronica Hartliep

Mary "Veronica" Hartliep, the daughter of Frank and Ruth (Carter) Gill was born on May 6, 1918, in Cherokee County, Iowa. She graduated from Quimby High School in 1935. Following graduation, she worked for a few years at F.W. Woolworth in Cherokee. Veronica was united in marriage to Edwin "Merrill"…
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November 15, 1920 - August 20, 2012

Darel Heschke

Darel Heschke, the son of Charlie and Bessie (Moriarty) Heschke was born on November 15, 1920 in Buena Vista County, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in and around Truesdale, IA, where he received his education. After his schooling, Darel worked for Everett Anderson helping on the farm. On…
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August 13, 1943 - August 17, 2012

Sherry Mae Kruse

Sherry Mae (Palmer) Kruse, the daughter of Marian (Harrell) and Harry Palmer, Sr., was born on August 13, 1943, in Huron, South Dakota. Her childhood years were spent in Huron where she attended school. She graduated from high school in Cass Lake, Minnesota. She married Melvin Kruse Sr.…
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July 30, 1961 - August 7, 2012

Ann M. Wheeler

Ann M. Wheeler, the daughter of Larry and Linda (Stowater) Wheeler, was born July 30, 1961, in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she received her education. She graduated from Washington High School in 1981. Following high school, Ann went to work for Cherokee Work…
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March 19, 1910 - August 5, 2012

Otto Frangenberg

Otto Frangenberg was born on March 19, 1910, in Leonore, Illinois. He was the 9th of 14 children born to Katherine (Tutschin) and William Frangenberg, When Otto was 4 years old, the family boarded a train and moved to Iowa, where they spent 6 years in Anthon, and another 6 years in Merrill before…
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October 6, 1924 - July 30, 2012

Wilfred 'Bill' Schmidt

Wilfred (Bill) Schmidt, 87, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Bill was born in O'Brian County Oct. 6 1925, the son of Lillian (Wiese) and George Schmidt. He graduated from Gaza High School. Bill was united in marriage to Donna (Pettengill) Schmidt…
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March 20, 1916 - July 29, 2012

Esther Irene Madsen

Esther "Irene" Madsen was born March 20, 1916 at Coalville, Iowa to Walter and Mary Mae (Crouse) Benson. She received her education in country schools in the Coalville and Swea City area. When she was 13 they moved to a farm in the Bancroft area. At 14, her mother passed away leaving a…
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May 31, 1931 - July 29, 2012

George Robert Frangenberg

George Robert Frangenberg (Witte), 81, died July 29, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada, following a brief illness. George was born May 31, 1931 in Sioux City, Iowa and raised by Fred and Ann Witte. He attended school in Larrabee, Iowa. George moved to Norwalk, California and worked for the United…
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May 19, 1925 - July 25, 2012

Naomi 'LaVere' Dugan

Naomi LaVere (Stevenson) Dugan, the daughter of Frank and Fern (Courtright) Stevenson, was born on May 19, 1925, in Quimby, IA She spent her childhood years in Quimby, and graduated from Quimby High School. Following graduation, she moved to Sioux City, IA, where she worked for a…
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October 27, 1933 - July 13, 2012

Thayne L. Curtis

Thayne L. Curtis, the son of Harry and Violet (Hicks) Curtis, was born on October 27, 1933 in Quimby, IA. He attended Immaculate Conception School in Cherokee where he graduated in 1952. Upon graduation he enlisted in the Marine Corps, went to the San Diego Marine Corp Recruit Depot, and was later…
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March 10, 1923 - July 3, 2012

Patricia Wilkie

Patricia Alice (Campbell) Wilkie, the daughter of Mary Ellen (Jenkins) and John T. Campbell, was born in Cherokee, IA, on March 10, 1923. She attended the local Catholic school, and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. She lived and worked in Lincoln, NE for a short while, and then…
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April 26, 1921 - June 24, 2012

Alberta Heschke

Alberta Marie (Sanders) Heschke, the daughter of Lela (Dearth) and Earnest Sanders, was born in Story County, Iowa on April 26, 1921. When Alberta was 8 years old, her family moved to the Newell and Varina, IA areas. She attended the local schools. She then went to work as a housekeeper in…
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October 10, 1919 - June 21, 2012

Roseanna Damrau

Roseanna Pearl (Heistand) Damrau, the daughter of Bert and Jennie (Benscoater) Heistand, was born near Little Sioux, Iowa on October 10, 1919. She attended the local schools, and graduated from Little Sioux High School. On September 30, 1944, she was united in marriage to Walter…
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June 13, 1947 - June 16, 2012

Carol E. Hetrick

Carol E. (Lochner) Hetrick was born to John Henry and Edith Merle (Jackson) Lochner in Meriden, Iowa on June 13, 1947. She was married to Carey Hetrick on September 9, 1972. They had three children: Tina, Coree, and Tayla. In 1982, she opened the Christian Book, Music, and Supply Store. She enjoyed…
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September 30, 1931 - June 15, 2012

Marilyn R. Anderson

Marilyn Ruth Anderson of Cherokee, Iowa went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 15, 2012. Marilyn was born in Centerville, South Dakota on September 30, 1931. Marilyn married Richard Anderson on November 11, 1951. They were blessed with 60 wonderful years together. They raised their…
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November 7, 1948 - June 14, 2012

Terry C. Burkhart

Terry C. Burkhart, son of Carvel and Bea (Jacobson) Burkhart, was born on November 7, 1948 in Cherokee, IA. He attended the Cherokee schools and graduated from Washington High School in 1967. Terry graduated from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, where he worked in the Athletic Department as a…
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December 30, 1915 - June 11, 2012

Ruth Irene George

Ruth was born December 30, 1915, in Cherokee, the daughter of Ernest and Nanny (Bengtson) Bjorklund. She attended one year of high school in Aurelia, then left to be a nanny in Chicago at the age of 15. It was there she became a diehard Chicago Cubs fan and she maintained that love until the very…
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August 28, 1915 - June 2, 2012

Wayne Hartig

Wayne Hartig, former Manson resident passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center June 2, 2012 at the age of 96. He was born August 28, 1915 to John and Nina (Harmon) Hartig in Pocahontas, IA. When he was a small child, the family moved to Manson where he eventually went to…
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December 18, 1916 - May 24, 2012

Margery Bindner

Margery Aldean Smith Bindner, age 95, died on May 24th at Heartland Care Center in Marcus following a long illness. She was the daughter of Norman Jay and Winifred Lucile Skean Smith., born on December 18, 1916 in the family home south of Marcus, IA. Margery attended country school and graduated…
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May 24, 1915 - May 21, 2012

Frances M. Vaughan

Frances M. Vaughan, the daughter of John and Clara (Bicksler) Miller, was born May 24, 1915, in Sac County, Iowa. Her Childhood years were spent in Sac County where she received her education while helping on the farm. On December 14, 1940 she was united in marriage to Bernard Vaughan at Storm…
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September 24, 1949 - May 21, 2012

Craig A. Good

Craig A. Good, the son of William and Mildred (Leonard) Good, was born on September 24, 1949, in Cherokee, IA. He graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, serving in Vietnam. After sustaining injuries during combat, he was honorably…
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April 4, 1929 - May 19, 2012

Pearl P. Jenness

Pearl P. Jenness, the daughter of Francis and Mary (Konz) Mousel, was born April 4, 1929, in Alton, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Alton where she received her education. She graduated from St. Mary's High School. She later attended Briar Cliff College where she received her teaching…
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December 11, 1935 - May 8, 2012

Charles 'Chuck' Peterson

Charles 'Chuck' C. Peterson, 76, the son of Evart and Birdlyn (Fulton) Peterson, was born in Cherokee, IA, on December 11, 1935. He spent his childhood years in Cherokee, where he graduated from Washington High School in 1954. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Administration from Iowa…
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April 19, 1933 - April 17, 2012

Nis Laursen Jr.

Nis Laursen, Jr., the son of Signe (Miller) and Nis Laursen, Sr., was born on April 19, 1933, in Beresford, SD. He moved with his family to Cherokee, IA, where he first attended country school, and then Cherokee Public High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War, and was honorably…
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October 26, 1915 - April 13, 2012

Marian Emma Gifford

Marian Emma (Martin) Gifford, the daughter of Louis and Bertha (Buttemeier) Martin, was born on October 26, 1915, in Manson, IA. She moved with her family to Cherokee, IA, where she attended school, graduating from Wilson High School in 1933. Following graduation, Marian worked for…
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July 5, 1915 - April 13, 2012

Ramona Cunningham

Ramona Cunningham of Omaha, NE, formerly of Cherokee, Iowa, passed away peacefully in Omaha on Friday, April 13, 2012 with her loving family at her side. Funeral services will be arranged by the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa with services planned for Tuesday, April 17th at 10:30 at the…
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August 14, 1922 - March 23, 2012

John Eischen Jr.

Lawrence Eischen, Jr., the son of Margaret (George) and John Eischen, Sr., was born on August 14, 1922, on the family farm in Rock Township near Maryhill, Iowa. He was the youngest of 10 children. He attended country school, and then graduated from Cherokee Public High School in 1939. He was…
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July 4, 1944 - March 15, 2012

James 'Jim' H. McDonald

James Henry McDonald, Jr., the son of Alma (Smith) and Jim McDonald, was born on July 4, 1944, in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Knoxville, IA High School in 1962. He later graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA in 1967. Jim married the love of his life, Linda Menke, on…
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March 8, 2012 - March 8, 2012

Coen Jeremy Tangkhpanya

Coen Tangkhpanya, infant son of Jeremy and Leah (Fisk) Tangkhpanya was born and passed away on March 8, 2012 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. The family will have a private service at a later date. Even thou Coen lived for just a short time he is loved by many. His big brother…
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March 9, 1932 - March 5, 2012

Donald J. Murphy

Donald J. Murphy, the son of Maurice and Mary (Smith) Murphy was born March 9, 1932 in Emmetsburg, IA. His childhood years were spent on a farm near Emmetsburg before moving to town with his family. It was there that he attended school and graduated from Emmetsburg High School. On May 25,…
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May 10, 1939 - March 2, 2012

Edward E. Rasch

Edward "Ed" Eugene Rasch, son of Frederick and Jessica (Faye) Rasch, was born on May 10, 1939 in Racine, Wisconsin. He attended school in Racine, WI and graduated college from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. He entered the United States Army in 1957 where he served four years. …
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August 27, 1937 - February 17, 2012

Marilyn Ann (Berg) Stiles

Marilyn Ann (Berg) Stiles was born in Ute, IA on Aug. 27, 1937. She was the first of seven children born to Ralph and Helen (Hartigan) Berg. Marilyn attended St. Boniface Catholic School in Charter Oak, IA. She received her high school diploma. She married Carl Backhaus in 1955 and they…
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August 10, 1924 - February 13, 2012

Helen Baker

Helen Baker, a resident of Cherokee, Iowa died Monday the13th of February at the Careage Hills Care Center after a short illness. Helen Marie Schott was born on August 10, 1924 to parents William and Irene (Sampers) Schott. She attended Schaller Community Schools and graduated in 1942. She…
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November 23, 1926 - February 10, 2012

Mary J. Wentworth

Mary J. Wentworth, the daughter of Earl and Grace (Campbell) Wentworth was born on November 23, 1926 in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1944. After graduation, Mary worked for the telephone…
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April 21, 1910 - February 8, 2012

Phoebe L. Mummert

Phoebe (McTasney) (Lee) Mummert was born April 21, 1910 in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she attended the Immaculate Conception School. On May 19, 1927, she was united in marriage to William Lee. They lived in Odebolt and Ida Grove, IA, before settling in…
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April 1, 1929 - February 3, 2012

Florentine R. Weber

Flornie Weber joined her favorite dance partner, Joe, to keep time with our Lord on Feb. 3, 2012, a week after being diagnosed with cancer. She journeyed on in the loving presence of her children and grandchildren, under the tender care of friends at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa. …
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April 14, 1941 - February 2, 2012

Richard Allen Bennett

Richard Allen Bennett, son of Richard Vaughn Bennett and Helen Louise Fullerton Bennett, was born on April 14, 1941 in Norton County, Kansas. He attended school at Lenora, Kansas and then served in the Army National Guard from 1963 - 1969. On August 20, 1962, Richard was united in…
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May 27, 1919 - February 2, 2012

Wayne W. Stellish

Wayne W. Stellish, the son of Louis and Lousetta (Both) Stellish, was born on May 27, 1919, on a farm near Hartley, IA. He received his early education in the Hartley public schools. When he was 17, his family purchased a farm near Cherokee, IA. With the exception of four years he spent in the…
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October 6, 1956 - January 29, 2012

Steven R. Hagan

Steven Roy Hagan, the son of Gene and Wilma (Walters) Hagan, was born on October 6, 1956, in Spencer, Iowa. His family moved to Le Mars, Iowa, where he received his early education. They moved to Cherokee in 1973, where Steve completed his education. He attended NWIA Technical Institute, where…
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May 9, 1936 - January 15, 2012

Roger A. Mischke

Roger Allan Mischke, the son of Hazel (Oliver) and Reuben Mischke, was born on May 9, 1936, in Grand Rapids, MN. His childhood years were spent in Minnesota. He attended both country and public schools, and graduated from Grand Rapids High School. He went to work in the iron mines in…
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April 21, 1948 - January 9, 2012

Beverly K. (Reinert) Wood

On January 9, 2012, Beverly passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family. Beverly K. (Reinert) Wood, the daughter of Clayton L. and Sophie (Carlson) Reinert was born April 21, 1948, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended…
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March 23, 1951 - January 9, 2012

John Kenneth Berglund

John Kenneth Berglund, the son of Sally (Hanlon) and Kenneth Berglund, was born on March 23, 1951, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm near Larrabee, IA, and he graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee with the class of 1970. Following high school, John…
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June 19, 1931 - December 25, 2011

John M. Sauer

William M. Sauer, son of Milo and Mae (Caley) Sauer, was born on June 19, 1931 in Cherokee, Iowa. He attended and graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Cherokee, Iowa. John furthered his education by attending St. Thomas College in St. Paul, MN and University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. …
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July 26, 1921 - December 14, 2011

Harry Lester Brutsman

Harry Lester Brutsman, the son of Harry and Gertrude Brutsman was born July 26, 1921, in Delaware County, Iowa. His childhood years were spent near Delhi, IA where he received his education. He graduated from Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi. Following his education, Harry served in…
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December 6, 2011 - December 7, 2011

Candlelight Service of Remembrance

We Remember Cecil K. Akin Ardis Kate Baker Dennis A. Baker Kathryn "Kat" Barrick Donald R. Bechtel Joan Marie Benson Charles "Chuck" E. Berry George "Ed" Bevard Esther V. Bleakly Lonny G. Boardman Bernard D. Bond Lucille L. Borrink Dorothy L. Bowling Jan Dee Brader Mark…
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April 24, 1918 - December 7, 2011

Evalyn Pease

Evalyn Maxine Culler Pease, the daughter of Curtis and Orpha (Baker) Culler was born April 24, 1918 near Pierson, Iowa. She was raised on small farms close to Pierson and graduated from Grand Meadow School in 1935. She married William (Bill) Pease on February 10, 1938, beginning a marriage that…
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October 31, 1924 - December 7, 2011

Fanny E. Hatterman

Fanny E. Hatterman, the daughter of Evert and Minnie Sleeper, was born October 31, 1924, in George, Iowa. She attended school in George until 1932 when her family moved to Cherokee. She graduated from Wilson High School in 1942. During World War II (1943-1945) she worked at an Omaha, Nebraska…
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June 22, 1923 - December 3, 2011

Jeannette Langholdt

Jeannette Langholdt, the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Schiltz) Arens was born June 22, 1923, near Remsen, Iowa. Her early childhood years were spent in Remsen where she attended school. On January 30, 1943, Jeannette was united in marriage to Clarence Langholdt in Le Mars, Iowa.…
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January 8, 1935 - November 23, 2011

Mercedee Sapp

Mercedee Sapp, the daughter of Juan and Feliza (Sapin) Baliola was born January 8, 1935, in Gerona, Tarlac. Following her education, she moved to Hong Kong where she was a housekeeper for an Ambassador. While in Hong Kong, Mercedee was as active member of her church where she sang in the choir. …
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August 19, 1929 - November 21, 2011

Gene Hagan

Donald Gene Hagan, the son of Roy and Annie (Bainbridge) Hagan was born August 19, 1929, in Kingsley, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Kingsley where he attended school and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1947. Following graduation Gene enlisted in the Army and served two tours…
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July 16, 1932 - November 17, 2011

Barbara E. Rupp

Barbara E. Rupp, the daughter of Ignatius Paul and Anna Clara (Smydra) Sivinski, was born July 16, 1932, in Ashton, NE. She lived with her family on a farm located near the Wood River in Shelton, NE until age three when they moved to Homer, NE. The family then moved to Rosalie, NE where they…
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August 10, 1921 - November 7, 2011

Lorraine C. Herrmann

Lorraine C. Herrmann, the daughter of Edward and Hilda (Anderson) Harty, was born August 10, 1921 in St. Paul, MN. Her childhood years were spent in Highland Park, IL where she attended school and graduated from Lake Forrest High School. Lorraine was united in marriage to Paul Herrmann on July…
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December 6, 1930 - November 7, 2011

Ambrose John Klein

Ambrose, the son of William and Clara (Hoffman) Klein, was born December 6, 1930 in Hospers, Iowa. He attended St. Anthony's Catholic School in Hospers. Ambrose joined the US Army in 1952 during the Korean Conflict. On September 12, 1955, he was united in marriage to Blanche Riedmiller in…
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December 10, 1921 - November 5, 2011

Cecil K. Akin

Cecil K. Akin, the son of Jess and Mary (Sargent) Akin was born December 10, 1921, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee. At age 5, his family moved to Ida Grove, IA where he received his education. Following school, Cecil enlisted in the United States Marines. He…
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June 6, 1940 - November 2, 2011

Monte Raymond Noethe

Monte Raymond Noethe, the son of Lawrence and Gladys (Schwebach) Noethe was born June 6, 1940 in Sioux County, IA. His childhood years were spent near Melvin, IA where he attended school and graduated from Melvin High School in 1960. Monte was united in marriage to Carolyn Tesch on June 4, 1960…
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September 7, 1930 - November 1, 2011

Ardis Kate Baker

Ardis Kate Baker, the daughter of Peter and Teresa (Ortner) Wolterman, was born September 7, 1930, in Danbury, IA. It is there that she received her education and graduated from Danbury St. Patrick's High School. On September 1, 1951 Ardis was united in marriage to Willard Baker in…
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July 17, 1914 - October 29, 2011

Hazel I. Rupp

Hazel Flanigan was born on July 17th, 1914, five miles south of Cherokee, Iowa, at a place known as Flanigan's Corner. Her parents were Thomas and Mary (King) Flanigan. Hazel was the oldest of four children-brothers Harold, Earl, and a sister, Ruth. When Hazel was eight years old, her…
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October 18, 1925 - October 29, 2011

Harry H. Neiman

Harry Neiman, the son of Emil and Mary (Schmidt) Neiman, was born October 18, 1925 near Herrick, SD. His childhood years were spent on the farm near St. Charles, SD where he attended school. Following his schooling, Harry helped his father farm. On April 18, 1948, Harry was united in marriage to…
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March 1, 2005 - October 27, 2011

Agnes Lillie Martin

Agnes Lillie Martin, the daughter of Steve and Louise Martin, was born March 1, 2005, in Storm Lake, IA. Agnes loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed watching movies and playing with her babies. She also enjoyed her stuffed animal, her dolls, and listening to music. She…
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February 23, 1948 - September 23, 2011

Kaye Lee Prokop

Kaye Lee Prokop was born on February 23, 1948 in Cherokee, IA to Cecil A. and Anna Louise (Klingborg) Prokop. When he was very young, his step-father George Voss entered his life and became Kaye's dad. Kaye grew up in Battle Creek and Quimby, IA. He graduated from Willow High School…
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August 12, 1969 - September 22, 2011

Mark Buchanan

Mark James Buchanan, the son of Arthur and Margarita (Franco) Buchanan was born August 12, 1969 in Riverside, CA. He spent his childhood years in many different locations due to his family being in the military. On June 28, 1991, Mark was united in marriage to Rebecca Hope Nicks in LeMars, IA. …
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February 18, 1932 - September 17, 2011

Robert M. Reed

Robert M. Reed, who had a long career as a leader in electronic and print media, died Saturday, September 17, in Winter Park, Florida. The cause of death was respiratory failure, according to the family. Bob was born February 18, 1932, in Sheldon, Iowa. The third child of Carl and Hazel…
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August 26, 1939 - September 14, 2011

Joan Marie Benson

Joan Marie Benson passed away September 14, 2011 in Cherokee, Iowa after a long and courageous battle against cancer. She was born August 26, 1939 in Cherokee, the daughter of Wilbert and Ruth George. After graduating from Quimby High School in 1958 as salutatorian, she worked at Sioux Valley…
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April 20, 1922 - September 14, 2011

Carol Swenk

Mrs. Carol Uhl Swenk was born in Mapleton, IA, on April 20, 1922. She moved to Orlando, FL in 1956, where she taught in St. James and Good Shepherd Schools for many years. She moved to Sparta, NC in 1983 and was evening supervisor for a branch of Wilkes Community College for several years. While in…
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December 29, 1941 - September 7, 2011

Joyce M. Woltman

Joyce Marie Woltman, the daughter of Arthur and Odelia 'Della' (Thorman) Kohn was born on December 29, 1941, in Cherokee, IA. Her father passed away when she was very young and she was raised by her mother and step-father Aloysius George. She was a lifelong resident of Cherokee until recently…
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December 22, 1919 - August 22, 2011

Phillis Maxine Kulaszewski

Phillis Maxine Kulaszewski, the daughter of W.E. 'Gene' and Marie (Baum) Blankenbaker was born December 22, 1919 in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school. Following her schooling she joined the Women's Army Air Corps from 1942 - 1944. In 1965, she became…
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April 1, 1954 - August 16, 2011

Thomas L. Heidenreich

Tom was born April 1, 1954, in Stockton, California, to Maxine (Nomsen) and Donald Heidenreich. He was raised in Wall Lake, Iowa, where he graduated from high school in 1972. In 1976 he obtained a degree in social work from Morningside College. Tom was employed by the State of Iowa Department of…
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May 4, 1932 - August 11, 2011

Raymond E. Halder

Raymond E. Halder the son of Isreal and Iris (Mason) Halder, was born on a farm in Marshall Township Laurens, Iowa on May 4,, 1932. At the age of seven he moved to a farm south of Varina with his parents. Ray attended St. Columbille School in Varina from 1939 to 1946 when the family moved to an…
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June 14, 1962 - August 7, 2011

Denise Jones

Denise Jones, the daughter of Amber Simm, was born June 14, 1962, in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent on the farm near Cleghorn. She attended school at Meriden-Cleghorn and graduated from Meriden-Cleghorn High School. Following her schooling, Denise worked at Jessie's Dollar…
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February 21, 1968 - July 30, 2011

Tammy Ann Trout

Tammy Ann Trout, the daughter of Dale and Maredith "Chris" (Christie) Newell was born February 21, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois. Her early childhood years were spent in Chicago before the family moved to Cherokee, Iowa where she attended school and graduated from Cleghorn High School. She then…
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October 21, 1938 - July 23, 2011

Dennis D. Baker

Dennis D. Baker, the son of Ronald 'Pat' and Lois (Coppersmith) Baker, was born October 21, 1938, in Huron, SD. His childhood years were spent in Huron where he attended school and graduated from Huron High School. After receiving his education Dennis served with the U.S. Army for two years…
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August 25, 1912 - July 20, 2011

J. Donald Patterson

John Donald Patterson, 98, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday, July, 20, 2011 at the Cherokee Villa where he had been a resident for the past 3 years. J. Donald was born August 25, 1912 on the family farm to Nellie Rogers Patterson and John W. Patterson. Donald graduated from Wilson High School…
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June 27, 1934 - July 11, 2011

Joseph B. Embretson

Joseph B. Embretson, the son of Bernard and Mammie Embretson, was born on June 27, 1934, in Owatonna, MN. His childhood years were spent in Rudd, IA where he received his education. In 1955, Joseph entered the Navy and honorably served until 1966. During his time in the service he was united in…
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August 16, 1932 - July 6, 2011

Joyce E. Pauling

Joyce Emily Pauling, the daughter of George and Josephine (Durmich) Puhrmann was born on August 16, 1932, in Meriden, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee County where she attended school and graduated from Larrabee High School in 1950. She then spent one year at Buena Vista College in…
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October 9, 1927 - May 29, 2011

Katie J. Gross

Katie J. Gross, the daughter of John and Mary Stahl, was born on October 9, 1927 in Tabor, South Dakota. Her childhood years were spent in Tabor, South Dakota where she received her education. On January 25, 1952, Katie was united in marriage to Daniel Gross in Tabor, South Dakota. Nine…
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September 25, 1949 - May 22, 2011

Marlene E. Jenness

Marlene Elaine Jenness, the daughter of Willard H. and Erma Matilda Laura (Westphal) Stief was born on September 25, 1949 in Alta, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Aurelia where she attended school and graduated from Aurelia High School in 1967. Following high school Marlene attended the…
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January 31, 1930 - May 17, 2011

George 'Ed' Bevard

George "Ed" Bevard, the son of George E. and Martha E. (Young) Bevard, was born on January 31, 1930 in Bloomington, Illinois. His childhood years were spent in Atlanta, IL where he attended school. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1948 where he excelled in baseball and was offered a tryout…
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March 7, 1916 - April 22, 2011

Helen Gates

Helen Dorothy Gates, the daughter of Henry and Sarah (Mohning) Meyer, was born on March 7, 1916 in Le Mars, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Le Mars where she attended school. In 1932, she moved to Marcus to help her sister who was managing the Marcus Cafe. She graduated from Marcus High…
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August 23, 1928 - April 22, 2011

Jack Leinbaugh

Jack Allen Leinbaugh, the son of James B. and Carrie (Hansen) Leinbaugh was born August 23, 1928, in Moville, IA. His childhood years were spent in Holstein, IA where he attended grade school and graduated from Holstein High School. He then attended the University of Iowa for a short period of time…
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August 11, 1973 - April 14, 2011

Michael Richard Kruger

Michael Richard Kruger, son of Eugene and Ida Mae (Bechler) Kruger, was born August 11, 1973 in Rock Rapids, IA. His childhood years were spent in the George, IA area where he graduated from George Little Rock High School. He attended Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in Civil…
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October 3, 1939 - April 12, 2011

Donald R. Bechtel

Donald Ray Bechtel, 71, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. Don was born on October 3, 1939, to Earl and Phoebe (Jones) Bechtel in Cherokee, Iowa. He graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee, Iowa in 1958. After…
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November 25, 1917 - April 10, 2011

Ruth E. Rutherford

Ruth Rutherford died Sunday, April 10th, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Carl E. and Anna Mork Peterson on November 25th, 1917. Her parents were immigrants from Sweden, arriving through Ellis Island. Ruth graduated from Cherokee High School in 1935 and earned a…
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October 6, 1944 - April 9, 2011

Karen E. Schleef

Karen Elaine Schleef, the daughter of Chester and Gladys (Lewis) McTasney, was born October 6, 1944, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in New Jersey where she attended school and graduated from North Arlington High School in North Arlington, NJ. Following graduation, Karen…
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July 5, 1953 - April 7, 2011

Joy Lynn Larson

Joy Lynn Larson, the daughter of Harold and Aileen (Schneider) Larson, was born on July 5, 1953, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she received her early education and graduated from Washington High School in 1972.. Following her schooling, Joy moved to Colorado…
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January 30, 1948 - April 3, 2011

Rita Rae Morgan

Rita Rae (Thomas) Morgan was born on January 30, 1948 to George Frederick and Pearl Mae (Sorensen) Thomas in Sheldon, IA. When Rita was three the family moved to Paullina, Iowa where Rita attended Paullina High School. During Rita's youth she attended the First Presbyterian Church where she…
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February 4, 1945 - March 27, 2011

Ronald King

Ronald DuWayne King, the son of William and Lucille (Rasmussen) King was born February 4, 1945, in Sioux City, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Quimby where he attended school and graduated from Quimby High School in 1963. Following his schooling, Ron worked for his father where…
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October 4, 1951 - March 13, 2011

Jana D. Brader

Jan Brader, the daughter of Kenneth and VerDene (Anderson) Bramer was born on October 4, 1951 in Atlantic, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Audubon County where she attended school and graduated from Audubon High School. During her childhood, Jan enjoyed living on the family farm and…
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September 10, 1939 - March 8, 2011

Robert Eugene Grauer

Bob was born September 10, 1939 in Cherokee, Iowa to Fred and Cecelia (Mackowski) Grauer. He attended school in Cherokee, Iowa. Following his schooling he went to work for Berglund Motor Company in Cherokee, Iowa. Later, he worked for the City of Cherokee Water…
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October 23, 1987 - March 4, 2011

Adam Daniel Craig

Adam Craig, the son of Pam (Kolpin) Craig and Dan Craig, was born October 23, 1987, in Storm Lake, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 2006. Craig enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard's Detachment 1,…
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March 27, 1923 - February 27, 2011

Adeline Warren Uhl

Adeline Lucille Uhl, the daughter of Joseph and Emmah (Davis) Stanislov was born on March 27, 1923, in Castana, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Castana where she attended school and graduated from Castana High School. Following her schooling, Adeline was united in marriage to…
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October 10, 1933 - February 24, 2011

Shirley (Stokes) Prunchunas

Shirley Jean Prunchunas, the daughter of Leroy and Irma Fae (Cipperly) Goettsch was born October 10, 1933, in Holstein, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cushing, Holstein, and Quimby where she attended school. On August of 1953, Shirley was united in marriage to Harold L. Stokes. They…
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October 24, 1915 - February 20, 2011

Thomas Earl Flanigan

Earl Flanigan, the son of Thomas and Mary (King) Flanigan was born October 24, 1915, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm five miles south of Cherokee. He attended country school and following his schooling he enrolled at a Diesel Engineering School in Des Moines,…
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July 30, 1915 - February 12, 2011

Celestine Eischen

Celestine Eischen, the daughter of John and Josephine (Hecket) Corzilius was born on July 30, 1915 in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent near Maryhill where she attended school and graduated from Maryhill in 1928. After high school, she attended and graduated from Mount St. Mary's…
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February 25, 1928 - February 12, 2011

Ruth Lawler

Ruth M. (Ebel) Lawler was a wonderful person who assumed many roles in life: wife, mother, grandmother, nurse and friend, to name a few. She was born in Lincoln, Illinois, to Rudy and Nita Ebel on February 25, 1928, growing up among the cornfields of rural Illinois while attending Lincoln Public…
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July 28, 1917 - January 31, 2011

Floriene Delma Sangwin

Floriene Delma Sangwin, age 93 of Cherokee, IA, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011 at Careage Hills Care Center in Cherokee, IA. She was born on July 28, 1917 in Rochester, Minnesota. She was the eldest of 9 children of Edward and Nola Quiggle DeMars. Her childhood years were spent in…
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March 14, 1947 - January 29, 2011

Janice Schmillen

Jan Schmillen, the daughter of Harold and Margaret (Smith) Aringdale, was born March 14, 1947, in Sioux Falls SD. Much of her childhood years were spent in Marathon Iowa. On January 24, 1982, Jan was united in marriage to Dick Schmillen in Cherokee, Iowa. Following their marriage they…
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December 23, 1920 - January 28, 2011

Lucille L. Borrink

Lucille was born December 23, 1920, to Mr. and Mrs. William Hantsbarger in Cherokee, IA. She graduated from Cherokee High School in 1939 and also graduated from Samuelson Beauty School. She worked many years as a beautician and always cared how her hair looked even when she was in the…
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April 27, 1924 - January 26, 2011

Glenna M. George

Glenna M. George, the daughter of Glenn and Mabel (Bork) Greene, was born April 27, 1924, in Marcus, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Marcus and Cherokee where she attended school and won many spelling bees. Glenna married George Ryan in 1949, and then raised two children, Cherie…
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July 21, 1924 - January 24, 2011

Bernard D. Bond

Bernard D. Bond, the son of William and Elizabeth (Eshelman) Bond, was born on July 21, 1924, in Bridgewater, IA. His childhood years were spent in Fontanelle, IA where he received his education. After his schooling, Bernard worked on a neighbor's farm. He also worked construction and was a…
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February 4, 1939 - January 9, 2011

Kay Ileen Chettinger

Kay Ileen Chettinger, the daughter of Roy and Katherine (Malone) Frentress, was born on February 4, 1939, at her home in Manchester, IA. She was raised and graduated from Manchester High School. She received a Certificate for Continuing Education in computers from Western Iowa Tech and…
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January 31, 1924 - January 5, 2011

Luella Caroline Herron

Luella Caroline Herron, the daughter of Roy and Paula (Kohn) Sanders, was born January 31, 1924, in Sac County, IA. Her childhood years were spent in the Fonda and Varina areas where she attended school and graduated from Varina High School. In February of 1942, Luella was united in…
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July 13, 1924 - January 5, 2011

Dorothy L. Bowling

Dorothy L. Bowling, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Burwell) Smith was born on July 13, 1924, in Oklahoma City, OK. Her childhood years were spent in Oklahoma City where she attended school. On July 15, 1942, Dorothy was united in marriage to Henry Clay Bowling in Oklahoma City. To this…
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October 20, 1920 - December 29, 2010

Barbara Virelli

Barbara Hope Virelli, 90, of Royal, died Wednesday, December 29 at Northshire Residence in Spencer, Iowa. Born October 20, 1920 in Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Fred Jurgensen and Ethel Hogeboom Jurgensen. She married Edgar Foley with whom she had four children and was later…
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June 21, 1928 - December 29, 2010

Myrtle M. Nixon

Myrtle M. Nixon, the daughter of Elmer and Ruth (Hopkins) Sapp, was born June 21, 1928, in Albany, NE. Her childhood years were spent in Nebraska where she attended school. Her family moved to Riverton, Iowa in 1934, where she went to school and worked at Simpson Café in Shenandoah, IA where she…
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September 9, 1921 - December 28, 2010

Vivian Meyer

Vivian Ruth (Wilson) Meyer began her life's journey on September 9, 1921, at a rural farmstead in Marathon, IA. Her parents were Arthur James and Elsie Mae (Combs) Wilson. She was introduced to her three other siblings, Blanche, Oscar and Vergene. Brother, James was to come along later. …
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August 23, 1932 - December 24, 2010

Gerald K. Madsen

Gerald Knut Madsen, the son of Edwin A. and Marie C. (Sheridan) Madsen, was born August 23, 1932 near Alta, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in the Rembrandt area. He attended school at Lincoln Lee School and graduated from Rembrandt High School in 1949. Following his schooling he entered the…
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December 22, 1920 - December 18, 2010

Mabel A. Heick

Mabel Anna Neisses was born December 22, 1920 to Charles and Anna Neisses in Murdo, SD. She married Ralph Tolzin April 29, 1939 and they farmed south of Aurelia until 1954. They had four children. In 1955, Mabel began working as a nurse's aide at Sioux Valley Hospital and cleaned homes as…
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August 17, 1916 - December 10, 2010

Helen M. Christensen

Helen was born in 1916 to William H. and Frances (Early) Wood in Dumont, Iowa. She graduated from High School in 1935 in Waterloo, IA, and worked for Hinson Mfg. On October 1, 1939, Helen married Gordon Christensen and they moved to Hampton, Iowa, where their three children, David, Susan and…
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May 10, 1955 - December 7, 2010

Lonny Gail Boardman

Lonnie Gail Boardman, the son of Gail and Lorraine (Steuck) Boardman was born May 10, 1955, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in O'Brien County where he attended school in Primghar and Sutherland where he graduated in 1973. Following graduation, Lonny attended Upper Iowa…
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December 6, 2010 - December 7, 2010

Candlelight Service Of Remembrance

We Remember: Martha Catherine Anderson Walter Anderson Ruth Ballantyne Edward Carl Bednarczyk Deloris Julia Benson Amos Joseph Bohnenkamp John Francis Bradstreet Mary Ann Bush Richard Cedar Roger Henry Cook Charles C. & Virginia E. Crocker Rita Mary Donaldson Charlotte Mae…
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September 25, 1929 - November 29, 2010

Verl E. 'Whirly-Bird' Ritter

Verl Edward Ritter, 81, of Cherokee, Iowa passed away on November 29, 2010. As he wished, his body was cremated under the direction of the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Verl was born on September 25, 1929 in Washta, Iowa to Fred and Maudie (Orten) Ritter. He began his education in…
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December 15, 1920 - November 29, 2010

Margaret Simonsen

Margaret I. Simonsen, 89, of Quimby, passed away Monday, November 29, 2010, at Careage Hills Nursing Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Margaret "Sis" Rasmussen was born the daughter of Hans and Margrethe (Laursen) Rasmussen on December 15, 1920, in Marcus, Iowa. She was a member of the Marcus Public…
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March 22, 1928 - November 24, 2010

Deloris Julia Benson

Deloris Julia Benson, the daughter of Henry and Hazel (Peterson) Husman, was born March 22, 1928, in Hinton, IA. On March 21, 1959, Deloris was united in marriage to Carl O. Benson. Following their marriage they moved to Cherokee where she worked for the egg plant. She then worked for…
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September 11, 1932 - November 11, 2010

Mary Perle King

Mary Perle King was born in Oto, Iowa to Ed and Lillian (Petersen) King September 11, 1932. The family moved shortly thereafter to a farm in the Quimby area where Mary Perle attended grade and high school graduating in 1950. She was active in 4-H, band, vocal, and drama. When her parents…
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May 10, 1942 - November 5, 2010

Judy Ann Obbink

Judy Obbink, the daughter of Franklin and Arlyne (Wiese) Hardens, was born May 10, 1942, at Cushing, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cushing where she received her education. After her schooling, Judy stayed at home to care for her ailing mother. On May 7, 1961, Judy was united in…
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December 26, 1952 - October 23, 2010

Dennis Ray Nelson

Dennis Ray Nelson 57, Cherokee, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Cherokee Villa in Cherokee. Funeral arrangements are pending at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent at www.greenwoodfuneral.com. Dennis Ray Nelson, the son of Clyde Kenneth and Helen…
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January 20, 1922 - September 27, 2010

Charlotte Eisenmenger

Charlotte Eisenmenger, the daughter of John and Lillie M. (Sargisson) Reilly, was born January 20, 1922, in Sioux City, IA. Her childhood years were spent in the Sioux City area where she attended school. The family then moved to Aurelia, IA where she attended High School and graduated from Aurelia…
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August 17, 1951 - September 22, 2010

Keith P. Willis

Keith Page Willis, the son of Vance and Margorie (Page) Bainbridge was born on August 17, 1951 in Escondido, CA. He attended San Diego schools before moving to Wilcox, AZ where he attended Wilcox Public Elementary School. The family relocated to Kingsley, IA where he graduated from…
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January 16, 1970 - September 21, 2010

David Wayne Renken

David Wayne Renken, son of Bill and Barb (Johannes) Renken was born January 16, 1970 in San Fernando, CA. Two weeks after his birth, the family relocated to Newell, Aurelia and in 1971 settled in Meriden, IA where he spent his childhood years. David graduated from Meriden Cleghorn High School in…
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February 10, 1921 - September 11, 2010

Amos Bohnenkamp

Amos Joseph Bohnenkamp, the son of Frank and Julia (Ricke) Bohnenkamp, was born February 10, 1921, in Carroll, IA. His childhood years were spent in Breda, IA where he attended school and graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1939. After high school, he attended Creighton University in Omaha,…
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April 14, 1930 - August 30, 2010

Harold D. 'Buster' Maddox

Harold D. "Buster" Maddox, the son of William and Verna (Sleezer) Maddox, was born April 14, 1930, in Cherokee, IA. He was the first premature incubator baby in Cherokee County. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Wilson High School. Following…
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July 3, 1920 - August 26, 2010

Jack George Perrin

Jack was born July 3, 1920, in Freeport, Illinois to Delbert D. Perrin and Mary Goodwin Perrin. He grew up in Cherokee, he attended I.C. Catholic School until 11th grade, graduating from Wilson High School in 1938. He attended Iowa State Teachers College, now U.N.I., for 3 1/2 years, leaving to…
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August 15, 1936 - August 18, 2010

Charlotte L. Reis

Charoltte L. Reis, the daughter of Charles and Lydia (Pocta) Maly was born August 15, 1936, in Steele, ND. Her childhood years were spent in Braddock, ND where she attended school and graduated from Braddock High School. She attended college for two years and received her teaching certificate.…
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April 11, 1928 - August 3, 2010

Roger Henry Cook

Roger Henry Cook, 82, of Pierson, Iowa, died Tuesday evening, August 3, 2010 at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. Mr. Cook was born April 11, 1928 in Oyens, the son of Henry and Agnes (Niehus) Cook. He graduated from Marcus High School. Roger married Lona Maye Herbold on June…
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November 16, 1915 - July 27, 2010

Walter Anderson

Walter Carl Anderson, the son of Swedish immigrants, Axel and Betty (Forsberg) Anderson, was born November 16, 1915, in Boone County, IA. His childhood years were spent in Boone County where he received his education. With the onset of the depression era, Walt was forced to cease his…
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May 22, 1945 - July 27, 2010

Stephen Hankens

Steve Hankens, age 65, of Cherokee, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 27th, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center, among family and friends. Born in 1945, to Don and Ivagene Hankens, Steve was a lifelong resident of Cherokee, leaving briefly only to attend college and law school at Drake…
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January 24, 1925 - July 21, 2010

Esther Lorraine Gaskill

Esther Lorraine Swanson the daughter of August and Esther (Larson) Swanson was born January 24, 1925, near Creston, IA. She attended Lincoln #9 School and attended Creston High School. On April 11, 1941, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Gaskill. She became a full-time mother to their…
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September 9, 1918 - July 17, 2010

Rita Mary Donaldson

Rita Mary Donaldson, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Kohn) Rupp, was born September 9, 1918, at Maryhill, rural Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent around the Maryhill area where she attended school. After her schooling, Rita stayed at home to help her family. On February 22,…
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November 25, 1935 - July 14, 2010

Vernon Owen Ludwig

Vernon Owen Ludwig, the son of Alvin and Ruth (Harker) Ludwig was born November 25, 1935, in Battle Creek, IA. He graduated from Ida Grove High School where he excelled in football and track. Vernon served with the United States Army as a Paratrooper. He spent two years in Germany. …
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August 5, 1922 - June 16, 2010

Velrene Swanger

Velrene, the daughter of A.J. and Mary (McDermott) King, was born August 5, 1922 in Anthon. She received her education in Anthon and Kingsley. After school she worked for Cudahy Packing Plant in Sioux City for 6 years before moving to the Cherokee area. On March 6, 1947, she…
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December 30, 1916 - June 5, 2010

William 'Bill' T. Pease

William Thomson Pease was born December 30, 1916 in Washta, and died June 5, 2010 in Cherokee at the age of 93. He was the son of LeRoy and Mary (Thomson) Pease of Pierson. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1934. He married Evalyn Culler in 1938, the couple farmed near…
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April 26, 1949 - May 12, 2010

Daniel Patrick McCarthy

Daniel Patrick MCcarthy, the son of T. James and Corrinne E. (Fuller) McCarthy was born April 26, 1949 in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1967. He then attended Layton School of Design in…
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May 31, 1937 - May 10, 2010

Jone Illene Pearson

Jone Illene Pearson, the daughter of Francis and Dorthea (Sweet) Meyer, was born on May 31, 1937 in Storm Lake, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Truesdale, IA, where she attended school and graduated from Truesdale High School. On March 24, 1964, Jone was united in marriage to Dr. Harold…
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May 2, 1919 - May 9, 2010

Mary Ann Bush

Mary Ann Bush, the daughter of John and Lena (Gengler) Nilles, was born May 2, 1919, in Remsen, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Remsen where she attended Remsen Catholic Boarding School. After her schooling, Mary Ann worked as a caretaker for a family where she cooked, cleaned, and helped…
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October 2, 1915 - May 8, 2010

Verna R. Sticha

Verna Sticha, born on October 2, 1915 to Peter and Emma (Ament) Reinert in Cherokee, Iowa, passed away on May 8, 2010. She was actively involved in the Catholic Daughters of America, and worked as a radiology technician in the Iowa State Hospital. Verna married Frances Guertin…
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February 29, 1932 - May 1, 2010

Ann Gracey Meloy

Ann Gracey Meloy, 78, of Denver, Colorado died in her sleep of heart complications on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Ann Meloy was born on February 29, 1932 in Cherokee, Iowa, a daughter of Edith Gracey Meloy and Charles Daniel Meloy. She graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1950. Ann…
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December 27, 1929 - April 6, 2010

Doris Paltz

Doris Ann Paltz, the daughter of John and Leona (Fernholz) Kleinschmit, was born December 27, 1929, in St. Helena, NE. Her childhood years were spent in St. Helena where she attended school. On December 27, 1929, Doris was united in marriage to Kenneth Paltz. Kenneth preceded her in death in…
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November 13, 1924 - April 6, 2010

DoraDean Kahl

DoraDean Kahl, the daughter of Walter and Alice (Raney) McManus, was born on November 13, 1924, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where she received her education and graduated from Wilson High School in 1942. DoraDean was the youngest of eight siblings. She lived most…
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July 6, 1961 - March 24, 2010

John Francis Bradstreet

John Francis Bradstreet, the son of Harry and Carol (Cook) Bradstreet, was born July 6, 1961, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee, where he attended school. Following his schooling, John remained in Cherokee, and worked for Sanitary Services. He later was a…
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November 2, 1913 - March 22, 2010

Rena Gerdena Waul

Rena Gerdena Waul, 96 , a retired elementary school teacher formerly of Atlantic, IA, died Monday, March 22, 2010 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, IA. Funeral services will be held at Mason's Funeral Home in Pleasantville on Saturday, March 27 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be…
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August 14, 1919 - March 12, 2010

Tony Lewis Matula

Anton "Tony" L. Matula, the son of Joseph and Emma (Fetter) Matula, was born August 14, 1919, in Chelsea, IA. His childhood years were spent on the family farm near Chelsea. He received his education from St. Joseph Catholic School. After his schooling, Tony was drafted by the U.S. Army…
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June 14, 1942 - March 9, 2010

Maredith 'Chris' Newell

Maredith "Chris" Newell, the daughter of Henry and Marion (Ludwig) Christie was born June 14, 1942, in Battle Creek, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Battle Creek where she attended School and graduated from Battle Creek High School. After graduation, Chris attended college in Indiana.…
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June 23, 1948 - February 22, 2010

Marilyn M. Peck

Marilyn M. Peck, age 61, of Cherokee, IA, passed away Monday, February 22, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, February 26, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father…
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December 24, 1957 - February 18, 2010

Daniel L. Smith

Daniel L. "Bear" Smith, the son of Leland and Catherine (Curtis) Smith, was born December 24, 1957, in Cherokee, IA. He was raised on a farm near Quimby and attended school in the Quimby and Washta School districts. On May 27, 1978, Dan was united in marriage to Kathy Brodersen at Immaculate…
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June 8, 1925 - February 12, 2010

William L. 'Bill' Walsh

William L. 'Bill' Walsh, the son of Joseph and Josephine (Brennan) Walsh, was born June 8, 1925, in Emmetsburg, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Emmetsburg where he attended school and graduated from Emmetsburg Catholic High School in 1943. After graduation, Bill enlisted in the U.S.…
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March 26, 1928 - February 11, 2010

Anna Mae Ward

Anna Mae was born March 26, 1928, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Anna Semko Kokayko and Samuel Kokayko. She attended school in Glassport, PA graduating from Glassport High in 1946. She worked for US Steel in McKeesport after graduating. On December 28, 1949 she married Kenneth Ward in…
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July 22, 1940 - February 11, 2010

JoAnn Joyce Schmidt

JoAnn Joyce Schmidt, the daughter of John and Claribell (Pearson) Husman, was born on July 22, 1940, near Hinton, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Quimby, IA where she received her education and graduated from Quimby High School in 1958. On June 24, 1961, JoAnn was united in marriage to…
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September 30, 1912 - January 29, 2010

Florence Elizabeth Timmins

Florence was born September 30, 1912 in LeMars, Iowa to William and Blanche (Rice) Cowan. She attended school in LeMars, Iowa, moved to Cherokee, Iowa, graduating from Wilson High School in1930. She later attended one year of business school in Ames, Iowa. On May 7, 1933 she married Harold…
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May 26, 1915 - January 21, 2010

Arthur 'Art' John Heick

Arthur 'Art' John Heick, the son of John and Alma (Subcliff), was born May 26, 1915 in Sutherland, IA. Following his schooling, Art farmed his dad's farm and then his own farm for many years. After an accident on his farm, he worked at Cherokee Regional Medical Center for many years until…
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April 4, 1923 - January 6, 2010

Warren G. Held

Warren Gregory Held, the son of Benjamin and Viola (Croston) Held was born April 4, 1923 in Hinton, IA. Warren along with his siblings spent their youth showing cattle and he was active in Plymouth County 4-H. The highlight of his 4-H career was showing the Grand Champion In showroom at the…
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August 12, 1953 - December 30, 2009

Larry N. Menke

Larry N. Menke, the son of Burdette and Lillian (Buss) Menke, was born August 12, 1953, in Sioux County, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee, IA, where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School. He entered the Military serving with the U.S. Marine Corp. …
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September 7, 1940 - December 25, 2009

Janice P. Lux

Janice Lux, the daughter of Joe and Esther (Bond) Determann, was born September 7, 1940, in Ida Grove, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Ida Grove where she received her education and graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1959. She excelled in girls basketball in high school and was…
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February 6, 1930 - December 15, 2009

Florence A. Heinen

Florence A. Heinen, 79, passed away Dec. 15, 2009 at Golden Oaks Nursing Center in Enid, Oklahoma. She was born Feb. 6, 1930 in Cherokee, Iowa to John and Mary (Albers) Umhoefer. She graduated from Cleghorn High School. She married Robert Heinen on April 26, 1950 at Maryhill, Iowa. …
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December 17, 1936 - December 15, 2009

Robert W. Messerole

Robert W. Messerole, the son of Gordon and Gertrude (Pitts) Messerole was born December 17, 1936, in Cherokee, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on a farm near Cleghorn. He attended and graduated from Maryhill and Immaculate Conception High School in 1955. Bob enlisted in the U.S.…
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April 18, 1914 - December 15, 2009

Martha Catherine Anderson

Martha Catherine Anderson, the daughter of Joel and Hedvig (Erlandson) Benson was born April 18, 1914, in Cherokee County, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school and graduated from Wilson High School. After graduation, Martha remained in Cherokee where…
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June 20, 1934 - December 10, 2009

D. Duane Hackett

Duane was born June 20, 1934 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Marion and Ida Mae (Schieuer) Hackett. He married Joanne Mary Weber on June 17, 1957 and to this union two children were born, Renee Mary and Kenneth Duane. After graduating from Climbing Hill High School in 1952, Duane worked with…
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July 22, 1938 - November 26, 2009

Larry D. Wheeler

Larry Wheeler, the son of Carl and Julia (Logue) Wheeler, was born July 22, 1938, in Knoxville, IA. At age three, his family moved to Aurelia and eventually to Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1957. Following graduation, he attended Mankato…
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August 5, 1920 - November 24, 2009

Gladys Martha Rupp

Gladys Martha Rupp was born August 5, 1920 in Holstein, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Hilda (Schliinz) Kuhrts. She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class in Quimby, Iowa in 1937 and attended the National Business Training School in Sioux City. She was employed at the AAA office in…
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August 3, 1912 - November 23, 2009

Mary E. Johnson

Mary was born on August 3, 1912 in Cherokee, IA to William and Ella (Mongan) Dreyer. Mary grew up in the Cherokee and Aurelia area graduating from Aurelia. She worked at Kruses Mercantile Store while living in Aurelia. Mary married LeRoy Johnson February 21, 1940 in Storm Lake, IA. …
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May 2, 1929 - November 20, 2009

Amos A. Leonard, Sr.

Amos was born May 2, 1929 in Cherokee, Iowa to Herbert A. and Marvel (Filer) Leonard. He was educated in the Quimby area, graduating from Quimby Consolidated School in 1948. On July 16, 1950 he married Alma Wilmot in Cherokee, Iowa. For many years, Amos farmed and also worked for Smith Feed…
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July 4, 1926 - November 18, 2009

Betty (Reznikov) Tymeson

Betty (Reznikov) Tymeson, 83, of Alta, Iowa, and formerly of Cherokee, passed away November 18, 2009, at Sunset Knoll in Aurelia, Iowa following a lengthy illness. Betty (Reznikov) Tymeson, the daughter of Lemuel and Amelia (Rameburg) Lewis was born July 4, 1926, in Charleston, West…
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May 13, 1927 - November 15, 2009

Betty Lou Massmann

Betty Lou Massmann was born to Wiley and Marie Hopkins on May 13, 1927 in Deloit, Iowa. Betty's early childhood was spent at various railroad depot's where she would love to watch the trains come in. Her family eventually settled in Primghar, IA where she was raise and attended school. Betty…
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April 15, 1938 - November 10, 2009

James Anthony Schallau

Jim was born April 15, 1938, the seventh of ten children of Irvin and Joye (Tripplet) Schallau in Sutherland, Iowa. He attended Quimby grade school, transferred to Meriden in 8th grade, and graduated from there in 1956. He married his lifetime sweetheart Lois Ann Rupp on September 12, 1959 at…
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December 21, 1931 - November 5, 2009

Evart 'Tony' Fulton Peterson

Evart "Tony" Fulton Peterson, the son of Evart and Birdlyn (Fulton) Peterson was born December 21, 1931, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school and graduated from Washington High School in 1950. Tony attended one year of college at Buena Vista…
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November 4, 1910 - October 27, 2009

Paul Kohns

Paul Kohns, the son of Peter P. and Elizabeth (Heller) Kohns was born November 4, 1910, in rural Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he received his education. On July 8, 1933 Paul was united in marriage to Austrid Carlson at Maryhill Catholic Church. Following…
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August 23, 1930 - October 22, 2009

Lela M. Rose

Lela was born August 23, 1930 in rural Cleghorn, Iowa, to Wilfred "Bill" and Louise (Kirchoff) Bush. She graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee, Iowa in 1948. On February 4, 1950 she married Perry Wilmer Rose at Maryhill. He preceded her in death October 7, 1997. Lela and Perry…
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December 31, 1947 - October 9, 2009

Mary Ann Glover

Mary Ann Glover, the daughter of Harry and Anna Mae (Davis) Kirchner was born December 31, 1947, in Mapleton, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Mapleton where she went to school. At age 15, her family moved to Correctionville, Iowa and then to Quimby, Iowa. Mary graduated from Willow High…
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September 1, 1950 - April 21, 2009

James Weins

Jim was born September 1, 1950 in Cherokee, Iowa to Nick and Lillian (Boysen) Weins. He attended high school in Sutherland, Iowa, graduating in 1968. Jim served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1968-1972. He was very proud of his military service. Jim had 2 tours of Vietnam and…
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