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October 07, 1999 12:00 am

Albert W. Linafelter

SOUTH SIOUX CITY - Albert W. Linafelter, 77, of South Sioux City died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at his residence.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday

at First Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Dale Jirousek officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Emerson, Neb., with miltiary rites conducted by the 185th Fighter Wing. Visitation will be 2 to 8:30 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.

Mr. Linafelter was born July 26, 1922, in Sioux City, the son of Amos I. and Elizabeth C. (Laird) Linafelter. He was raised on a farm near Waterbury, Neb. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

He married Norma J. Starks on Feb. 14, 1947, in Allen, Neb. He farmed until 1952. He was then employed as a coast-to-coast truck driver. He retired from Cargill Inc. of Sioux City in 1977.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 307 in South Sioux City. He was a recipient of and a member of the Million Mile Club.

Survivors include his wife; four sons and their wives, Bill and Debbie of Glen Carbon, Ill., Gary and Judy of Alhambra, Ill., Timothy and Cheryl of Waterbury, Neb., and David and Nancy of Tucson, Ariz.; five daughters and their husbands, Darlene and Vernon Witzka of South Sioux City, Charlotte and Jon Morton of Hollister, Mo., Vickie and Fernando Daleccio of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Jean and Doug Fay of Sioux City and Kimberly and Wayne Smith of London, Ohio; a brother and his wife, Ellis and Mildred of South Sioux City; two sisters, Frances and her husband, Clair Schubert of Allen, Neb., and Alberta Betcke of Sturgis, Mich.; 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and a sister.

Pallbearers will be Leonard and Gene Linafelter, Maynard Schubert, Jerry and Stephen Starks and Rick Holdorf.

Harry McClure

Harry "Spike" McClure, 88, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, in Sioux City following a lengthy illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at

Riverside United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Merrill G. Muller and Michael Shaffer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8:30 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Christy-Smith Funeral Home, Berkemier Chapel.

Mr. McClure was born Sept. 24, 1911, in Walthill, Neb., the son of Aaron and Cordie (Hughes) McClure. He moved with his family to Wakonda, Okla., as a child. They returned to Walthill a few years later. He attended Ball School in rural Decatur, Neb. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Anna Wedgewood. He was employed with Kaplan Wholesale Grocery Co. for 32 years, retiring in 1968. He was then employed with Dorman Construction, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7690 in North Sioux City, where he was a past commander, and Tri-State Ceramic Association. He served as head umpire and groundskeeper of Westside Little League for 17 years. He enjoyed fishing, auto racing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Jack and Marie of Sioux City; two daughters and their husbands, Mildred and Ron Tietsort of Rockford, Ill., and Pat and Tom Eslick of Sioux City; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Bob and Dick; a foster son, Terry Welchel; four sisters and a great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Jake and James McClure, Mark Tietsort, Tim and Troy Eslick and Corey Frye.

Wilma L. Haaga

Wilma L. Haaga, 87, of Salina, Kan., formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday in Sparks, Nev.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Roselawn Memorial Park Chapel in Salina. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Lucille I. Demory

Lucille I. Demory, 93, of Sioux City died Tuesday at her daughter's residence.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be at a later date. There will be no visitation.

John Thomas Roberts

John T. "Tom" Roberts, 69, of Sioux City died of cancer Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at his residence.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday

at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Kevin M. Richter of St. Boniface Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Monahan Post 64. Visitation with the family present will be 2 to 9 p.m. today, with a rosary at 4 p.m. said by the Catholic Daughters of America and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Roberts was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Sioux City, the son of Frank and Mabel (Weber) Roberts. He attended East High School.

He married Marcella M. "Peg" Navin on Dec. 22, 1951, at Fort Kit Carson in Colorado Springs, Colo. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was employed with Sioux City Stockyards. He owned the Park Lane Garage. He was then employed as sexton and labor supervisor with the City of Sioux City for 34 years. He retired in 1992.

He enjoyed bowling, puzzles, yard work and walking.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Kathy and the Rev. Monty Montagne of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Margie and Jim Cayne of Sioux City; two brothers and their wives, Don and Peggy Roberts of Sioux City and Jim and Sharon Roberts of Bedford, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy and her husband, Harold Lockmiller and Sally Smith, all of Sioux City; a sister-in-law, Katie Roberts of Sioux City; five grandchildren, Michael and Kristin Crayne, Melinda, Johnathon and Jennifer Montagne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marie; a brother, George; and a niece.

Pallbearers will be Melinda, Johnathon and Jennifer Montagne, Eric Smith, Scott Lockmiller, Jeff, Chris and David Roberts.

Tyler S. Bay

Tyler Steven Bay, 4-year-old son of Gregory ad Barbara Bay of Sioux City, died Wednesday at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

Melvin Branch, 66, of Sioux City died Wednesday; Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home.

Beryl M. Garthright, 98, of Alcester, S.D., formerly of Sioux City, died Wednesday; Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.

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Mary Hirschman

CHEROKEE, Iowa - Mary Rutter-Hirschman, 80, of Cherokee died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Siux Valley Memorial Hosptial in Cherokee following a lengthy illness.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, with a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m., at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, with the Rev. Ray Kruger officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Marcus, Iowa. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.

Mrs. Hirschman was born Dec. 31, 1918, in rural Kingsley, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Ida (Johnson) Woodall. She graduated from Grand Meadows High School in 1936.

She married George Rutter on June 16, 1938, in Marcus. He died Dec. 24, 1985. She married Wesley Hirschman on Sept. 21, 1996, in rural Marcus. She had lived in Cherokee since 1996, prior to this on a farm in rural Marcus. She had also lived with her daughter in Shelton, Wash., for a brief time.

She was a member of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian, Mount Pleasant Guild, Memorial Presbyterian Church and P.E.O. She enjoyed reading and music.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter and her husband, Jean and Eugene Benedict of Shelton; two sons and their wives, Tom and Linda Rutter of Cherokee and Doug and Betty Rutter of Marcus; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four stepdaughters, Gerry and her husband, Robert Swegle of Houston, Mary Ellen and her husband, Cliff Oblinger of Newtown, Penn., Jane and her husband, Rockie Bork of Remsen, Iowa, and Pat Sivesind of Sioux Falls; several stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Meister of Kingsley and Bonnie and her husband, Cecil Irwin of Marcus.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Louise Hirschman.

William P. Dunne Sr.

KINGSLEY, Iowa - William "Bill" P. Dunne Sr., 83, of Kingsley died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Michael Gruhn officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present after 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Earnest-Michaelson Funeral Home in Kingsley.

Mr. Dunne was born March 5, 1916, in rural Kingsley, the son of Patrick and Mary (Madden) Dunne. He graduated from Kingsley High School. He farmed in the Kinglsey and Remsen, Iowa, area.

He married Edna Groepper on March 27, 1938, in Remsen. The couple continued to lived and work on the farm until retiring and moving into Kingsley.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter and her husband, Phyllis and Jerry Meister of Le Mars, Iowa; three sons, Jerry and his wife, Caryl of Sioux City, Ron of Westminster, Colo., and Bill Jr. and his wife, Ann of Kingsley; eight grandchildren, Randy and Scott Meister, Cindy Digman, Kim Jansen, Cory, Nicole, Jenni and Gina Dunne; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Cook of Le Mars; seven sisters-in-law, Mrs. Jack Dunne of Wilmar, Minn., Mrs. Ernest Groepper of Remsen, Mrs. Walter Groepper of Aurora, S.D., Mrs. Clarence Berding of Le Mars, Mrs. Martin Dorr of Remsen, Mrs. Kenneth Groepper of Remsen and Mrs. Alice Shanahan of Dakota City; three brothers-in-law, Donald Nestor of Marcus, Iowa, Alvin Groepper of Remsen and Mr. and Mrs. Loren Groepper of Kingsley; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Flynn; and three brothers, Philip, Jack and Donald Dunne.

Todd Snyder

DENISON, Iowa - Todd Snyder, 33, of Denison died Tuesday at his residence.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today in Oakland Cemetery, Denison. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Huebner Funeral Home in Denison.

Sydney Grossenburg

INWOOD, Iowa - Sydney Grossenburg, 63, of Inwood died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls of a heart attack.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel United Methodist Church in Inwood, with the Rev. Len Garrison officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley, Iowa. Visitation will begin at noon today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Inwood.

Mr. Grossenburg was born Feb. 4, 1936, in Rock Valley, the son of Leo and Ethel (Hilmer) Grossenburg. He served on active duty from 1956 to 1958 and on reserve duty until 1962, with the U.S. Marine Corps.

He married Marie Koenen on March 14, 1959, in Rock Valley. The couple lived in Rock Valley, where he was employed with Rock Valley Cement Block and Tile. In 1963, they moved to the family farm near Rock Valley and farmed. They moved to Inwood in 1984, where he was employed with Lyon County Secondary Road Department.

He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Men's Prayer Breakfast and served on the church board.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Brett of Leavenworth, Kan., and Brian and his wife, Luz of Yuma, Ariz.; a daughter and her friend, Jean Marie Gefke and Kelly Richardson, both of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren; and two brothers and their wives, Rodney and Rose of Winner, S.D., and David and Jacci of Marshall, Mo.

Irma I. Schroeder

PAULLINA, Iowa - Irma Isabelle Schroeder, 81, of Orange City, Iowa, formerly of Paullina, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City, Iowa.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Paullina, with the Rev. Donald Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina.

Mrs. Schroeder was born Nov. 15, 1917, in Bloomfield, Neb., the daughter of Ralph and Isabelle McDonald. She attended rural schools and graduated from Bloomfield High School. She attended Wayne State Teachers College in Wayne, Neb. She taught in Knox County, Neb., rural schools.

She married Herbert Schroeder on June 15, 1940 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The couple made their home in Nebraska before moving to Paullina in 1948. She was employed with Farmers Co-operative Elevator for 17 years. She later helped her husband in the operation of John Deere Implement in Paullina until retiring. They entered Landsmeer Ridge in Orange City in February 1999.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and several bridge clubs. She enjoyed playing bridge.

Survivors include her husband, two nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by a sister.

Sandra Grasz

MERRILL, Iowa - Sandra Grasz, 49, of Merrill died Monday at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars, Iowa.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Hinton, Iowa. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Marvin C. Renken

LE MARS, Iowa - Marvin C. Renken, 79, of Le Mars died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars, with the Rev. Bert Burwell, A.i.M., officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Heeren-McHale-Wilken Post 724 of Brunsville, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.

Mr. Renken was born Oct. 12, 1919, in rural Le Mars, the son of Herman and Anna (Brabander) Renken. He attended country school in Grant Township. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, during World War II. His awards and decorations include American Theater Ribbon, EAME Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal.

Following his discharge, he returned to farm with his father.

He married Ethel Schultz on April 19, 1954, in Merrill, Iowa. The couple farmed until 1966, when they moved into Le Mars. He was employed with the City of Le Mars in the Parks Department and Golf Course for 12 years. He later was employed with Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City in security and mantainance until retiring.

He was a member of American Legion Heeren-McHale-Wilken Post 724 and Disabled American Veteran in Sioux City. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife; five children, Connie and her husband, Glenn Kellen, Julie Renken and Joyce Renken, all of Le Mars, Nancy and her husband, Steve Scholten of Alton, Iowa, Keith and his wife, Angie of Remsen, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Katie, Codie and Kurt Kellen, Nicole and Allison Scholten, Alex, Cassie and Phillip Renken; three sisters, Louise and her husband, Henry Beitelspacher of Brunsville, Florence Utech of Le Mars and Viola Tammen of Del Rapids, S.D.; two sisters-in-law, Minnie Renken and Edith Johnson, both of Le Mars; two brothers and their wives, Ray and Esther of Le Mars and Lester and Beulah of Newman Grove, Neb.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Terry; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Otto and Maggie Schultz; and three brothers, Butch, George and Lawrence.

Pallbearer will be Terry and Wendell Utech, Stan and Dave Renken, Ed Beitelspacher and Barry Jurgenson.

Delpha M. Davis

JACKSON, Neb. - Delpha M. "Tootie" Davis, 93, of Jackson died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Dakota City Care Center.

Graveside servcies will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Ponca City Cemetery, Ponca, Neb. Visitation will be 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Mrs. Davis was born Aug. 19, 1906, in Martinsburg, Neb., the daughter of David and Nellie (Kinsella) Marshall. She graduated from Ponca High School.

She married Hubert M. "Nick" David on Nov. 13, 1926, in Ponca. The couple moved to California, where she was employed as a government loan officer with Veterans Administration. She retired in 1967. He died Dec. 13, 1971, in California. She then returned to Jackson.

Survivors include a sister and her husband, Maxine and Claude Brey of Stockton, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by an infant child, four brothers, Raymond, John, William and Earl; and five sisters, Ida, Edith, Marian Lillian and Molly.

Roy L. Rens

ALTON, Iowa - Reyer L. "Roy" Rens, 82, of rural Alton died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999, at Sioux Center Community Hospital in Sioux Center, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa, with the Rev. Jack Gray officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux Center. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, with the family present 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Mr. Rens was born Sept. 16, 1917, near Hull, Iowa, the son of Lammert and Mary (Willemsen) Rens. He was raised in the Hull area.

He married Margaret Hoogland on May 15, 1941, in Middleberg, Iowa. She died Aug. 18, 1954, in Alton. He married Marlys Scholten on March 25, 1960, in Alton. She died Oct. 28, 1981, in Sioux City. He married Luella (Pyle) Kammeraad on Dec. 26, 1990, in Little Rock, Iowa.

He farmed in the Siouxland area and raised and solded Chester White hogs for 50 years.

He was a member of Calvary Christian Reformed Church and attended Men's Brotherhood.

Survivors include his wife; a son and his wife, Jacob and Sharon of Boring, Ore.; five daughters and their husbands, Grace and Dick Thomas of Pella, Iowa, Margaret and Bob Schelling of Orange City, Barbara and Paul Bettes of Sparta, Mich., Ruth and Ned Weitgenant of Hills, Minn., and Carol and Jeff De Young of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; a son-in-law, Gordon Nyhof of Gresham, Ore.; three stepsons, Bill Kammeraad of Hartford, Conn., Robert Kammeraad and his wife, Kathleen of Middletown, Conn., and Gary Kammeraad and his wife, Natalie of Bethel Park, Penn.; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Gerrit of Hull and John of Rock Rapids, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Brendine Nyhof; a brother, Bill; and two sisters, Angeline Zoet and Johanna Kuyper.

Maxine B. Fahrenholz

ALLEN, Neb. - Maxine Bonnie Fahrenholz, 80, of Allen died Tuesday at her residence.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Allen. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Walthill, Neb. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with the family present at 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in Ponca, Neb.

Robert R. Bagenstos

HOLSTEIN, Iowa - Robert Ray Bagenstos, 72, of Holstein died Wednesday at Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee, Iowa.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Holstein. Burial will be in Holstein Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Barker Funeral Home in Holstein.

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