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Doris Tritz

Remsen, Iowa

Doris Tritz, 95, of Remsen, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today, with a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m., at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent online to

Doris was born on Jan. 23, 1922, in Moline, Ill., to Camiel and Elizabeth (Salzmann) Van Hecke. At an early age, Doris moved with her family to Davenport, Iowa, where she attended school for five years. In 1933, the family moved to Milan, Ill., and in 1936, Doris was sent to high school at a girl’s boarding school, the Immaculate Conception Academy at Davenport, Iowa, from which she graduated in 1940. She then moved to Detroit, Mich., where she worked for Hudson Motor Car Co. and Fruehauf Trailer Co. During the beginning of World War II on Aug. 6, 1943, she enlisted in the Navy WAVES and served two and a half years in the Medical Corps in California. She was honorably discharged on Dec. 6, 1945. She then returned to Illinois for six months and in 1946, moved back to Santa Cruz, Calif., where she worked for Bank of America and Santa Cruz City Hall.

On Sept. 11, 1946, she married John Mendonsa. They made their home in Santa Cruz. In 1951, they moved to Salinas, Calif., where she was employed by their city hall until she was offered a secretary job at Salinas Valley Savings and Loan. She later worked at Independent Savings and Loan. Doris moved back to Sioux City in 1959 and worked for the vice-president of KCAU. In 1964, she returned to Salinas and worked for her former boss at Independent Savings and Loan.

In 1967, she moved back to Sioux City to be married on Sept. 11, 1967 to Francis Tritz. They made their home in Remsen, where she assisted her husband in the operation of the Triangle Lounge and at the same time was employed at Anderson Accounting since it opened in 1968. She worked there for 21 years until her retirement on May 1, 1989. Francis died on May 26, 2007.

Doris was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the church guild. She was a charter member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals since 1954 and while she was in California. She served two years as the California Division treasurer. She also enjoyed photography.

Survivors include, one son, Steve Mendonsa of Galesburg, Ill.; stepdaughter, Donna Marie Tritz of Jacksonville, Fla.; two granddaughters, Danielle (Jason) Reid of Galesburg, Ill., and Dana (John) O'Conner of Chicago, Ill.; one stepgrandson, Donald Edwards of Jacksonville; five great-grandsons, Bryce and Seth Reid, Liam O'Connor, Bennett and Iris Edwards; one great-granddaughter, Molly O'Connor; one great-stepgranddaughter, Carolina Edwards; brother, Bob (Joanie) Van Hecke of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Francis Tritz; stepdaughter, Debbie Edwards; three sisters, Clare Rose Objartel, Irene Trede and Charlotte Hanna; and one brother, Tom Van Hecke.

Pallbears will be Mike, Jeff, Hank and Clint Tritz, Mark Rolfes, Dean Rhodes and Jay Schroeder.

Jan. Gorrell

Le Mars, Iowa

80, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Service: Jan. 13 at 11 a.m., Rexwinkel Funeral Home, Le Mars. Burial: at a later date. Visitation: Jan. 12 after 4 p.m., at the funeral home.

Cyle W. Kohlman

Sioux City, formerly Wichita, Kan.

24, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.

LuVerne Helmrichs

Le Mars, Iowa, formerly Ireton, Iowa

90, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Service: Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m., St. John Lutheran Church, Akron, Iowa. Burial: St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation: Jan. 16 after 3 p.m., Rexwinkel Funeral Home, Le Mars.

Steven A. Schwebach

Sheldon, Iowa

46, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Memorial service: Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m., St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sheldon. Burial: St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation: Jan. 14 from 1-3 p.m., Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon.

Ricki Ward

Sioux City

62, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Obit Index

Davis, Bonnie, 60; Sioux City

Dressler, Marion, 81, Hubbard, Neb.

Franco-Flores, Louis, 79; Denison, Iowa

Gorrell, Jan. 80; Le Mars, Iowa

Helmrichs, LuVerne, 90, Le Mars, Iowa

Keleher, Mary, 54; Aurelia, Iowa

Kohlman, Cyle, 24; Sioux City

Kraft, Margaret, 91; Kingsley, Iowa

Petersen, Beverly, 83; Cleghorn, Iowa

Pittmann, Mary, 90; Kingsley, Iowa

Post, Konstance, 87; Sioux City

Pottorff, Wesley, 46; Le Mars, Iowa

Schwebach, Steven, 46; Sheldon, Iowa

Tompkins, Richard, 70; Sioux City

Tritz, Doris, 95; Remsen, Iowa

Tuttle, Wilbur, 89; Sioux City

Ward, Ricki, 62; Sioux City

Konstance M. Post

Sioux City

Konstance M. "Konnie" Post, 87, of Sioux City, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Visitation with the family will be 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to

Kostance M. "Konnie" Post was born on Dec. 19, 1930, in Sioux City, the adopted daughter of Lorenz D. "Dude" Klingler and Virginia Palmer Klingler. Konnie attended schools in Whiting, and Sioux City, Iowa, graduating from Central High School in 1948. She attended the University of South Dakota, and graduated from Briar Cliff College in 1970.

On May 12, 1956, she married Frank G. Post. They celebrated 54 years of marriage before his death in 2010. In 1978, Konnie graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing, and was very proud to have worked as a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit until her retirement.

Konnie was a lifelong member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, and was involved as a member of the youth group, choir, and as a Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed reading, music, needlework, and her pugs, Teddy, Tommy, and Sir Robbie during their lives. Konnie adored spending time with and talking to her children and grandchildren

Survivors include daughter, Rebecca, grandchildren, Kevin, Nathan, Jordan and Kelsie (O'Donnel) Post, and great-grandchildren, Addison, Hayden, and Kane of Waterloo, Iowa; son, Thomas Post, grandchildren, Rachel, Christian, and Madeleine, all of Denver, Colo.; beloved son, Frank Post, grandson, Aaron and Chrissie (Stabile) Post, and great-grandaughter, Chloee, all of Sioux City; and son, David, granddaughter, Sarah, and great-granddaughter, Karah, of Sioux City.

Marion A. Dressler

Hubbard, Neb.

Marion A. (Sewell) Dressler, 81, of Hubbard, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at a local hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at The West Sixth Street Church of Christ, 2111 W. Sixth St., in Sioux City. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Following the graveside service there will be a luncheon served at the church. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be given at

Marion was born on Aug. 28, 1936, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of Harry Sewell Sr. and Sarah (Ellis) Sewell. She graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls in 1954. After graduation, Marion worked for the Northwestern Bell switchboard. At the time of her retirement, she was working in the business office for Northwestern Bell until its closing in 1988. Marion then worked for Memorial Park Cemetery from 1988 to 1990.

Marion met her future husband on a blind date. She married Dean Dressler on July 6, 1957 in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2017 in Emerson, Neb.

Marion enjoyed playing cards once a week with old coworkers, and playing cards with family and friends whenever possible. In later years, Marion enjoyed her trips to Branson, Mo. and large holiday meals with her family.

Marion is survived by her children, Denna (Neil) Schneider of Allen, Neb., David Dressler of Wayland, Mich., and Dennis Dressler of Hubbard; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Harry Jr. (Carolyn) Sewell of Sioux Falls, and Richard Sewell of Crooks, S.D.; and a sister, Sally (Sewell) Schavee of Tea, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean Dressler; daughter, Dawn (Dressler) Finney; son-in-law, Jack Finney; and great-granddaughter, Kimberly Dawn Hoesing.

Wilbur D. Tuttle

Sioux City

Wilbur D. Tuttle, 89, of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

Services will be noon Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, 3220 Stone Park Blvd. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be directed to

Wilbur "Bill" Tuttle was born on Oct. 24, 1928, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Floyd and Rosie (Dicus) Cadwell. He was one of seven children. As a young man, Bill attended Sioux City schools and joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He was deployed to Pearl Harbor and was an engineer in inter-communications. He spent the majority of his service years in the South Pacific, including Subic Bay and Kwajalein and served from Nov. 10, 1945 to Jan. 10, 1948.

Upon returning to Sioux City, he fell in love with the girl next door, Myrna Polly. They were married on Nov. 24, 1951. Of their union, four daughters were born. Bill was a Woodbury County deputy sheriff and spent many years working in sales. In 2017, Bill and Myrna celebrated 66 years of marriage.

Bill loved to be outdoors. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping, and gardening. He was a fantastic cook and the family loved the special meals he prepared. His best times were spent with family and the grandchildren. He was a member of Westlawn Presbyterian Church.

Bill is survived by his wife, Myrna (Polly) Tuttle of Sioux City; brother, Roger (Janet) Cadwell of Sioux City; three daughters, Vickie (Mark) Anderson of Littleton, Colo., Kathie (Timm) Banks of Westfield, Iowa, and Terrie (Tom) West of Sioux City; son-in-law, Jerry Pospeshil of Sioux City; 11 grandchildren, Jade (Shelly) Pospeshil, Jeret Pospeshil, Jewell (Todd) Young, Nikki Jones, Danni Giardino, James Knight, Dayton McNeil, Dayna (Vic) Libscomb, Derek McNeil, Abbie (Kevin) Hubert, and Shelbie West; 14 great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Judie Pospeshil of Sioux City; one sister, Barbara Baxter of Sioux City; and four brothers, Rolla Cadwell, Floyd Cadwell Jr., Richard Cadwell, and Gerald Cadwell.

The family would like to thank the staff at Holy Spirit for their wonderful care.

Beverly M. Petersen

Cleghorn, Iowa

83, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Memorial service: Jan. 13 at 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Cleghorn. Burial: Marcus-Amherst Cemetery. Visitation: Jan. 12 from 3-7 p.m., Boothby Funeral Home, Cherokee, Iowa.

Mary A. Keleher

Sioux City, formerly Aurelia, Iowa

54, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Service: Jan. 13 at 10:30 a.m., Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Cherokee, Iowa. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Visitation: Jan. 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the church. Redig Funeral Home, Aurelia.

Louis Franco-Flores

Denison, Iowa

79, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Service: Jan. 13 at 10 a.m., St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Denison. Visitation: Jan. 12 from 4-8 p.m., Huebner Funeral Home, Denison.

Wesley Pottorff

Remsen, Iowa, formerly Le Mars, Iowa

46, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Service: Jan. 14 at 7 p.m., Rexwinkel Funeral Home, Le Mars. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation: Jan. 14 at 5 p.m., at the funeral home.

Richard "Dick" Tompkins

Sioux City

70, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Service: Jan. 12 at 1 p.m., Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: Jan. 12 at 11 a.m., at the funeral home.