Berniece Hansen, 94, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at a Sioux City nursing home.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson-Berger Morningside Chapel, with the Rev. Roger Graf of Morningside Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Hansen was born Oct. 20, 1904, in New Salem Community near Glasgow, Ky., the daughter of James Marion and Lillie Dean (Botts) Pace. She moved with her family to Gilmore City, Iowa, at the age of 12. She graduated from Tobin Business College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

She married Elwood F. Hansen on June 4, 1924, in Gilmore City. The couple lived in Des Moines until 1926, when they moved to Fort Dodge. She was employed with Gates Department Store. In 1968, they moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. They moved to Sioux City in 1986. He died April 27, 1989, in Sioux City.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include two sons, Farrell and his wife, Lyall of Sioux City and Richard of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Clifton M. Pace; three sisters, Hazel Pace, Goldie Hargis and Haidee Lou Beckner; a half brother and two half sisters.

Pallbearers will be Alan, Paul, Brian and Keith Hansen, Greg Puttmann and Richard Stoulil.

Memorials in her name may be directed to American Heart Association or Morningside Presbyterian Church.

Richard D. Nelson

Richard D. Nelson, 73, of Sioux City died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999 at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel

with the Rev. Arlo Petersen of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. The body will be cremated following services.

Mr. Nelson was born Jan. 12, 1926, to Rudolph M. and Margaret (Nelson) Nelson, in Sioux City. He graduated from Leeds High School in 1948. He married Deloris Eastman Aug. 19, 1949, in Sioux City and then, Arlene Welch April 28, 1978, in Sioux City.

He served in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a gunner's mate 2nd Class in the Pacific Theater. He served with the Sioux City Fire Dept. for 37 years, retiring as a lieutenant. He was a former member of Augustana Lutheran Church and a member of the Iowa Association of Retired Fire Fighters.

Survivors include his wife; two sons and their wives, Dave and Julie of Sioux City and Michael and Pam of Longmont, Colo.; a daughter and her husband, Julie and Marty McGlothlen of McCook Lake, S.D.; a stepson, Roy Welch of Sioux City; a stepdaughter, Deb Bjork of Oklahoma; four sisters and their husbands, Betty Ann and Doug Justice, of Cape Coral, Fla., Helen and Lester Woolworth, of Sioux City, Virginia and Larry Smith, of Walnut Creek, Calif., and Elane and Larry Guerra, of Tampa, Fla.; two grandchildren; and six stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lawrence and Robert; and a sister, Violet Auen.

Elmer E. Chartier

Elmer E. Chartier, 79, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at

Whitfield United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Sergeant Floyd Post 1973. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

He was born June 20, 1919, near St. Joseph, Kan. He was the son of Walter and Beulah (Begnoche) Chartier.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army, 29th Infantry Division. He was a heroic participant in the Normandy Invasion of Omaha Beach, and was seriously injured there. For his service and heroism, he was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and other service medals.

He married Dollie M. Stout on June 22, 1940, in Sioux City.

He had worked for several local florists and then at the stockyards for 40 years. He was a member of Whitfield United Methodist Church.

He was a member of Blue Lodge No. 615, American Legion Post No. 64, Disabled American Veterans, Green Valley Golf Course and the Stockyards Oldtimers. He coached little league baseball for Pepsi Cola from 1955 to 1969.

Survivors include his wife, Dollie; four sons and their wives, Everette E. and Mary K. Chartier of Framingham, Mass.; Allan W. and Lynda E. Chartier of Omaha; Larry G. and Judy D. Chartier of Carroll, Iowa; and Mark P. and Rhonda R. Chartier of Sioux City; two brothers and their wives; Harold H. and Lois Chartier of Sioux City; and Alfred A. and Lois Chartier of South Sioux City; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Everette Douglas; two sisters, Wilma Gereau and Stella Chartier Girard and one grandson, Shane Chartier.

Pallbearer are grandsons Todd, Darin, Evan, Chad, Gene, Sean and Chase Chartier.

A memorial has been established with Whitfield United Methodist Church.

Agnes M. Daly

Agnes M. Daly, 87, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at Harvest Westside Nursing and

Rehabilitation Center following a lengthy illness.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. today at Cathedral of the Epiphany Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Akron, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

She was born Agnes M. Claeys on July 12, 1911, in Hawarden, Iowa. She was the daughter of Arthur J. and Josephine B. (Agnes) Claeys. She attended the St. Joseph School for Nursing. She was a resident of Casper, Wyo., for several years, moving to Sioux City in 1957. She married Bernard L. "Bud" Daly on May 20, 1940, in Casper. She was a registered nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital for many years, until retiring in 1976.

She was a member of Cathedral of the Epiphany.

Survivors include: a daughter, Martha M. "Marty" Lacy of Sioux City; two sons, O. Larry Daly of Sacremento, Calif., and Pat J. and Linda Daly of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother Arthur Claeys of Sioux City; one sister, Madeline Gering and her husband, Nolan, of Lawrence, Kan.; one sister-in-law, Janet Claeys of Grand Prairie, Texas.; six grandchildren, Tim, Bill and Lisa Daly; Rich and Mark Lacy; Kim Coy and Matt Lacy; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceeded in death by her husband who died in 1957 in Casper; two brothers, Al and Bob Claeys, and one son-in-law, Richard Lacy.

Pallbearers include: Larry and Pat Daly; Rick, Mark and Matt Lacy and Don Claeys.

William Wobbema

William "Bill" Wobbema, 81, of Sioux City died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, in an assisted living center.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at

Trinity Lutheran Church with Revs. Dr. John Meyer and Kathy Wicks officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.

Mr. Wobbema was born Dec. 24, 1917, in Orange City, Iowa to Jacob and Lyda (Bomgaars) Wobbema. He graduated from Sheldon High School and served in the United States Army. He married Pearl Mae Carl on April, 8, 1939, in Elk Point, S.D. He was the founder of William's TV and Appliance. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and Dutch International Society.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Merrilee and Russell Anderson of Kansas City, Mo. and Penny and Raymond Monlux of Sioux City; two brothers, Henry, his twin, of Waco, Texas and Bernard of Lakewood, Calif.; a sister, Kathleen Lamendola of Des Moines, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial has been established with Trinity Lutheran Church.

Andrew J. McDonald

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. - Andrew Joseph McDonald, 5-month-old son of Shannon McDonald, of South Sioux City, died of S.I.D.S. at his residence, Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999.

Services will be 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday at Larkin Morningside Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Greving, associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Andrew was born Sept. 22, 1998, in Sioux City, the son of Daniel Fischer and Shannon McDonald.

Survivors include his mother of South Sioux City; his father of Florida; maternal grandparents, Mary Ellen and Don McDonald of Sioux City; special cousins, Jacob and Isaac McDonald; maternal great-grandmother, Mildred Bibow and several aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by maternal great-grandparents, Henry Bibow, Raymond and Catherine McDonald; great-uncles, Tom and Dick McDonald; and a cousin, DeShayne McDonald.

Pallbearers will be Ray and Alec McDonald.

Yachiyo "Yahtzee" Hawkins

Yachiyo Hawkins, 65, of Sioux City died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m.

Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. The body was cremated, there will be no visitation. There will be a private burial in Graceland Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Hawkins was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Kobe, Japan. She married George Hawkins on March 16, 1970, in Toyko, Japan. The couple moved to Sioux City on July 4, 1970. She became a U.S. citizen on Sept. 12, 1994.

She was employed with the Sioux City Country Club for several years. She enjoyed needle working and fishing.

Survivors include her husband; a brother and three sisters, all of Kobe, Japan; mother and father-in-law, Grace and Art Hawkins of Sioux City; a brother-in-law and his wife, David and Gloria Hawkins of Sioux City; and two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Helen and Jim Foix and Donna and Terry Thiele all of Sioux City.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents; a brother; and two sisters.

Louise M. Cavanaugh

Louise M. Cavanaugh, 87, of Sioux City died Monday, Feb. 22, 1999, at her residence.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at

St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Schimmer officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today with a 4 p.m. Scripture service at the Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home.

Mrs. Cavanaugh was born Sept. 19, 1911, in Pender, Neb. to Clyde and Jane (Colligan) Barton. She married Thomas Cavanaugh May 19, 1952, in Omaha, Neb. He died in 1961 in Sioux City. She was raised on a farm near Pender, Neb., then lived in Omaha, Neb, and worked for Kilpatrick's Department Store for 15 years. She had lived in Sioux City since 1960.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors include 2 nieces and a nephew, including Brenda Barton of Pender, Neb.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond.

R.G. Eyres

LAWTON, Iowa - R.G. Eyres, 95, of Lawton died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at Kingsley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of cancer.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m.

today at Community Presbyterian Church, Lawton, Iowa, with the Rev. E.D. Pappadackis and Lawrence Eyres officiating. Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. today in Union Township Cemetery, rural Le Mars, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Christy-Smith Funeral Home, Morningside Chapel in Sioux City.

Mr. Eyres was born Jan. 27, 1904, to Charles Edmond and Grace (Smith) Eyres, in Le Mars, Iowa. He married Bessie V. Smith Feb. 22, 1928, in Sioux City. She died Jan.9, 1989. He was born and raised in Plymouth County, living near Le Mars and Kingsley most of his life, until retiring in 1982 and moving to Lawton. He farmed near Le Mars and operated a dairy farm near Kingsley.

He was an active member of Union Township Presbyterian Church, Le Mars and later affiliated with Community Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of Sioux City Milk Producers Association.

Survivors include four sons and their wives, Kenneth and Joan of Lawton, A. Michael and Sherry of Cheyenne, Wyo., Ronald and Orpha of Wakefield, Mass., and Robert and Nancy of Pelican, Ark.; three daughters, Phyllis Peterson of Sioux City, Deloris and her husband, Phil Hayden, of Kingman, Ariz. and Lola and her husband, Dwight Haskins, of Lawton; and three brothers, Roger and his wife, Grace of San Diego, Calif., the Rev. Lawrence Eyres of Janesville, Wis. and Evart and his wife, Sherla of Hillboro, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Lester and a sister, Mary Kehrberg; a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials have been established with Hospice of Siouxland and Lawton Ambulance.

Mildred M. Vavra

YANKTON, S.D. - Mildred M. Vavra, 73, of Yankton died Saturday in Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. O.K. Anderson officiating at Ray-Lane Funeral Chapel, Yankton. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. today, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m.

Mrs. Vavra was born May 22, 1925, in Woodbury County, Iowa to Laurits and Minnie (Knudsen) Klemmensen. She was raised in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek High School. She married Harry Hansen in 1946. They lived in Sioux City. He died in 1959. She married Robert Vavra on July 6, 1963, in Yankton. The couple farmed north of Yankton. She also worked at M-Tron Industries for 15 years. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dean and his wife, Terry Hansen of Sugar Land, Texas and Dennis Hansen of Yankton; a stepson and his wife, Tom and Kris Vavra of Mustang, Okla.; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Mona and Dale Meyer of Yankton and Carol and Joe J. Reifenrath of LaVista, Neb.; and six stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

A memorial has been established with the South Dakota Lung Association.

Adelia H. Timmerman

GALVA, Iowa - Adelia Hannah Timmerman, 89, of Galva died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Heartland Care Center, Marcus, Iowa.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Salem Lutheran Church, Correctionville, Iowa, with the Rev. Scott Meier officiating. Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery, Holstein, Iowa. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Barker Funeral Home, Holstein, Iowa.

She was born April 29, 1909, to Wilhelm and Dorothea (Bauer) Knaack, in Correctionville. She married Elmer Timmerman on Dec. 8, 1938, in Correctionville. The couple farmed for 35 years in the Holstein area. They retired from farming and moved into Galva, where they lived for 28 years. She entered the care center about a month ago. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and cooking.

She was a member of Rebecca Lodge.

Survivors include her husband; a son and his wife, Marvin and Bernadine of Paullina, Iowa; five daughters, Lavonne and her husband, Raymond Petersen Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Dee Timmerman of Phoenix, Ariz, Lorine Newman of Ida Grove, Iowa, Donna Miller of Galva, and Nancy and her husband, Harry Brutsman Jr. of Cherokee, Iowa; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Caroline Herbold of Sioux City and Dorothy and her husband, Paul Anderson of Correctionville; two sisters-in-law, Edna and Ethel Knaack, both of Correctionville.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Volrath, William, Henry and Laverne.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence and Dean Timmerman, Raymond and Robert Knaack and Donald and David Herbold.

Marjorie E. Westberg Rousey

CASTANA, Iowa - Marjorie Emma Westberg Rousey, 79, of Collinsville, Okla., formerly of Castana died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1999, at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pearson Funeral Chapel, Onawa, Iowa. Burial will be in the Belviders Cemetery, Turin, Iowa. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Rousey was born Nov. 11, 1919 to Arvid and Florence (Wagner) Westberg in Turin, Iowa. She graduated from Castana High School and went on to earn her Teaching Certificate. She taught several years in the area. She married Thomas Rousey on Feb. 13, 1948, at Waukegan, Ill. She was a retired civil service employee of Fort Gordon, Augusta, Ga. She loved history and was a genealogist.

Survivors include four brothers, Harry and his wife, Leslie of St. Paul, Minn., Arley of Port St. Lucie, Fla., the Rev. Leonard and his wife, Darlyene of Junction City, Kan., and the Rev. Francis and his wife, Barbara of Cushing, Okla.; a sister, Melissa Anderson of Collinsville, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Doris.

Margaret E. Bainbridge

KINGLSEY, Iowa - Margaret E. Bainbridge, 83, of Kingsley, formerly of Pierson, Iowa, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at a Sioux City nursing home.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kinglsey Cemtery in Kingsley, with the Rev. Keith Pals from the Pierson United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. today at the Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m.

Mrs. Bainbridge was born June 14, 1915, in Kingsley, the daughter of William and Daisy (Champeny) Lyle. She graduated from Kinglsey High School. She married Lloyd Bainbridge Nov. 14, 1932, in Canton, S.D. He died Jan. 18, 1992.

After their marriage the couple farmed in the Kingsley-Pierson area, retiring in the mid 1970s. They moved to Kingsley in October 1990.

She was a member of the Pierson United Methodist Church and the Good Hope Club. She enjoyed gardening, reading and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include three sons, Tom Bainbridge and his wife, Judy, of Holstein, Iowa, Lynn Bainbridge of Arlington, Texas, and Ken Bainbridge of Pierson; one sister-in-law, Alice Roepke of Kinglsey; one brother-in-law, Milford Matthews of Arizona; three grandchildren, Tracy Bainbridge, Timi Wunschel and Kristy Stanfield, and two great grandsons.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert; a grandson, Tate Kelly Bainbridge; a great grandson; three brothers, and three sisters.

Florence G. Tighe

HOMER, Neb. - Florence G. Tighe, 93, of Homer, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at a South Sioux City nursing home after a short illness.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Homer with the Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Burial will be in the Omaha Valley Cemetery in rural Homer. Visitation will be from 1 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Becker-Hunter Funeral Home with a scriptural wake service at 7:30 p.m.

Mrs. Tighe was born July 5, 1905, in rural Dakota County, Neb., the daughter of Phillip and Hannah (Smith) Renz. She graduated from Homer High School in 1923 and from the Grand Island School of Business in 1925. She was employed at the Dakota County Extension Office for two years and then worked as a bookkeeper for Thomas Ashford from 1927 until 1952.

She married Paul A. Tighe Nov. 15, 1952, in Winnebago, Neb. He died in February 1966 in Sioux City.

She had been an agent of the rationing board and also served 20 years on the On death by three brothers, two sisters and stepchildren John and Paul Tighe and Patricia Dorcey.

Pallbearers will be Dick Fox, Ed Smith, Fritz Renz and Mark, Robert and Richard Tighe.

Ivora Gibbs Schlensig

DUNLAP, Iowa - Ivora Gibbs Schlensig, 98, formerly of Dunlap and the Soldier area, died Saturday in a care center in Phoenix, Ariz.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fouts Funeral Home, Dunlap. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Dunlap. There will be no visitation.

Lillie Schmith

PAULLINA, Iowa - Lillie Schmith, 86, of Paullina died Saturday at the Wide View Rest Home in Paullina.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Germantown, with burial in the Prairie View Cemetery, Paullina. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina.

Alec A. Woerdehoff

LE MARS, Iowa - Alec A. Woerdehoff, 5-month-old son of Andrew and Tami Woerdehoff, died Friday at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today with a 7:30 prayer service at Feuerstein Funeral Home, Le Mars.

Ida Miller

LE MARS, Iowa - Ida Miller, 85, of Le Mars died Saturday at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church ELCA in Le Mars. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.

W. "Floyd" Tresler

AKRON, Iowa - William Floyd Tresler, 64, of Akron died unexpectedly Sunday at a Sioux City hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Schroeder Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Bidne, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church of Akron, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Clarence D. Dykstra

SIBLEY, Iowa - Clarence D. Dykstra, 92, of Sibley died Sunday at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

Services will be 1:30 Thursday at the Christian Reformed Church of Sibley with the Rev. Marvin Leese officiating. Burial will be in Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley. Visitation will be from 12 to 9 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Andrew C. Mogensen

MERIDEN, Iowa - Andrew C. Mogensen, 104, of Meriden died Saturday in the Heartland Care Center, Marcus, Iowa.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church, with the Rev. Larry Ostercamp officiating, there will be a 1:45 p.m. family prayer service at the church. Burial will be in the Meriden Cemetery with military rites graveside by L.A. Wescott Post 2253 of the V.F.W. Visitation will be 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday with the family present Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa.

Marjorie Gunn, 90, of Ponca, Neb., died Sunday; Meyer Brother Colonial Chapel.