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James H. Haug

Elk Point, S.D.

James H. Haug, 90, native of Elk Point and resident of the Tieszen Home in Marion, S.D., died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, with a prayer service at 5 p.m., at Tieszen Home Chapel in Marion. Visitation will resume 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home in Parker, S.D. Condolences may be sent online to

James was a Korean War veteran and longtime Union County Veterans Service Officer.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Janet of Marion; a daughter, Jeanne Bossman and husband, Wayne of Parker; a brother, Arnold (Ruthita) Haug of Cloverdale, Calif.; and a sister, Dorothy Langle of Elk Point.

John Treinen

Aurora, Colo., formerly Sioux City

John Treinen, 69, of Aurora, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at his home.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Horgan and McConaty Funeral Home in Aurora.

John was born in Sioux City, the third of eight children born to Robert Dale and Rita Grace Treinen. John married the love of his life, Sue Kopp, in 1971, in Sioux City.

A graduate of Bishop Heelan High School class of 1967, he relived many good times with old friends at the recent 50th reunion. He was awarded a BA from Briar Cliff College, an MA degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and an MA degree from the University of Colorado, Denver. John loved his work helping the handicapped and elderly for more than 30 years with Goodwill and the State of Colorado. John was known for his cut glass artistry, a skill he learned from his wife's grandfather, Grandpa Gus.

John was never idle and was known for his projects and collections. He was always willing to help his family, friends and those in need with both his time and advice. John will always be remembered for his big heart.

He is survived by his daughter, Julie (Chris) Ventura of Union City, Calif.; his son, Eric (Christy) Treinen of Alamosa, Colo.; his grandchildren, Emily Ventura, Cory Ventura, Clayton Treinen, and Blake Treinen; and brothers and sisters, Mary (John) Treinen-Moslen, Jim (Eva) Treinen, Jerry (Theresa) Treinen, Richard (Angela) Treinen, Anne (Joe) Hanson, and Michael (Amy) Treinen.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rita; a brother, Thomas; his wife, Sue; and a son, Gregory.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Poplin, Dave Selander, Chris Poplin, and Kevin Selander.

Gary Cooper

Bancroft, Neb.

67, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Service: Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pender, Neb. Burial: Bancroft Cemetery. Visitation: Nov. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., at the church. Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home, Bancroft.

Donna (Heuton) Flick

Wadena, Iowa, formerly Sioux City

Donna Sue Flick, 72, of Wadena, formerly of Sioux City, died at her home Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lima Church, 16550 Heron Road, in Wadena. Arrangements are under the direction of Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Elgin, Iowa.

Donna is survived by her husband, Ronald Flick of Wadena, Iowa; children, Rhonda (Ed) Betsworth of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Donald (Teresa) Flick of California; grandchildren, Elena, Jannessa, Apollo and Larrissa Betsworth; and siblings, Tennis (Patti) Heuton, Mary Homesly and Betty (Bruce) Stroman.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Virginia; and one brother, Mike Heuton.

Donald Thaden

Sheldon, Iowa, formerly Huron, S.D.

94, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Memorial service: Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m., Bethesda Church of Huron. Burial: Rest Haven Memorial Garden Cemetery, Huron. Visitation: Nov. 12 from 3 to 7 p.m., Kuhler Funeral Home, Huron. Andringa Funeral Home, Sheldon Funeral Service, Sheldon.

Robert Boorom

Moville, Iowa

Robert "Bob" Boorom, 78, of Moville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at an Omaha hospital following a brief illness.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City. Bob was a huge sports fan, so please wear the jersey of your favorite team. The Rev. Dave Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be sent to

Bob was born on Oct. 3, 1939, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the son of Francis "Red" and Adeline (Cooper) Boorom. Bob grew up in Cedar Falls and graduated from New Hartford High School in New Hartford, Iowa.

On Aug. 31, 1957, Bob married Peggy Maas in New Hartford. She passed away on Oct. 5, 1994, in Moville. Bob worked for IPS, now MidAmerican Energy Company, for 37 years, retiring in 1995. In his younger years, Bob also worked as a lifeguard.

Bob enjoyed attending his grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's sporting and school events. He was a fan of the New York Yankees, Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Lakers and the Iowa Hawkeyes and he enjoyed watching all sports. Bob loved to play cards at the bar, but he did not drink. He loved to play golf, fish, play scratch and lottery tickets and travel, especially to Texas. He enjoyed discussions AKA arguments.

Survivors included two daughters, Sherry Cross (Jim) and Lynette Stubbs (Allan), all of Moville; his special friend, Karen Taylor of Moville; five grandchildren, Adam Cross (Crystal), Jeremy Cross (Megan), Brooke Olmstead (Louis), Travis Weitzel (Nicole) and Corey Weitzel (Andrea); 14 great-grandchildren; and Karen’s four children, 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy; three brothers, Lyle, Roger and Richard; and his son-in-law, Tom Weitzel.

Jack Lathrop

Jack Lathrop

Andrews, N.C., formerly Sioux City

Bella Jack Lathrop, 67, of Andrews, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, after a short illness.

Memorial services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Townson-Rose Chapel in Andrews. The Rev. Bo Phillips will officiate. Visitation with the family will be 3 p.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. You may send tributes to the Lathrop family at

He was born in Mapleton, Iowa, and grew up in Sioux City. Jack worked at Sioux Tools/Snap-On for 46 years.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sandy; mother, Dorothy Dowling Lathrop of Sioux City; sister, Brandi and husband, Steven Moore of Mexico; daughter, Angela Marie Mitchell of Dallas, Texas; a son, Adam Ryan Lathrop of Des Moines; various aunts, uncles, and cousins; his very best friend who was like a son to him, Robert G. Mayfield; and Jack's dog which was his best little buddy, Kody Jo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bella Joy Lathrop; one sister, Rosealee Lathrop; and one brother, Steven Lathrop.

Joanne Scoville

Sioux City

84, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. Memorial service: Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m., Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial: Calvary Cemetery. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

James E. Deignan

Sioux City

82, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Service: Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m., Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home.

Hubbell: Iowa voters looking for governor who can get things done

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — If running for office was easy, Fred Hubbell says, “I might have done it a long time ago.”

Now retired from leading Younkers retail stores and later the Equitable of Iowa life insurance company, as well as stints chairing the Iowa Power Fund and as interim director of the state economic development department, Hubbell, 66, is running for office for the first time.

He’s not running because being governor was on his bucket list.

“I’m not interested in the title,” he said while in Cedar Rapids earlier this week. “I’m not interested in moving back into Terrace Hill,” the governor’s residence that the fifth generation Iowan’s family gave to the state in 1971. “I’m interested in making Iowa a better place. I’m just a vehicle to make the state a better place.”

Hubbell, one of seven Democrats running for the party’s 2018 gubernatorial nomination, believes state government is suffering from a lack of leadership on priorities such as education, health care and mental health. There’s also a lack of moral leadership, he said about the various lawsuits GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds and her predecessor, Terry Branstad, have been involved in and “all the sexual harassment claims that are being ignored.”

His lack of experience as an elected office is less important than the experience he gained leading business organizations and activities in the nonprofit sector, Hubbell said.

Ultimately, voters are looking for “somebody who knows how to get things done and puts people first and will invest in people to grow our state,” he said.

In those roles, he said he’s learned the value and importance of listening to people talk about what is working in their communities, what could work better and if there are ways the state can help.

Hubbell differentiates himself from others in the Democratic primary in June, pointing out that it’s rare to find businessmen running for office “that have as long of a progressive track record as my wife (Charlotte) and I do.”

“We’re a little different than most progressives or most business people,” he said. “My campaign is a strong combination of both and I think that’s amplified by not having been a politician.”

In addition to Hubbell, the other Democrats running for governor are Ross Wilburn, Andy McGuire, Jon Neiderbach, John Norris, Sen. Nate Boulton and Cathy Glasson.