Darrel William Steffes, 77, of Granville, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, Iowa.
Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, with the Rev. Daniel Greving officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, with a rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m., all at the church. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.
Darrel was born on June 28, 1942, in Le Mars Iowa, to Lawrence and Marcella (Beckmann) Steffes of Granville. He was raised on a farm south of Granville, and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Granville in 1960.
He married Patti Hoffmann on Feb. 23, 1963 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers, Iowa, where they lived until moving to Granville in 1964. He served in the National Guard from 1960 to 1966. He worked for Goergen Oil Co. in Granville until 1975, when he purchased the service station. He operated Darrel's Conoco and Steffes Propane until his retirement in 2012.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. He served the city of Granville as councilman, mayor, and was active in the fire department and EMS. He officiated high school baseball and basketball for 25 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, woodworking and watching all the kids and grandkids sports activities.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 57 years, Patti of Granville; his sons, Jim (Rhonda), and Ken, Mark (special friend, Jessa), all of the Twin Cities, Mike (Paula) of Granville, and Tim (Ronita) of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; grandchildren, Jarod (Madison), Alec, Kara, Jillian, Emily, Makayla, Emmet, Abi, Cooper, Cali, and Eleanor Steffes; sisters, Joan Kaster, and Carol Humes; brother, Emmett (Shirley) Steffes; and in-laws, Pat Steffes, Dawn Steffes, Alice Stapenhorst, Jerry (Jeanne) Hoffmann, Marv Hoffmann, Bob (Ruth) Hoffmann and Jim Hoffmann.
He was preceded in death by a son, Steven; his parents, Larry and Sally Steffes; brothers, James and Marvin; and in-laws, John Kaster, John Humes, Bob and Bernice Konz, Don Stapenhorst, Milton and Viola Schmit, and Wilfred Hoffmann.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association and Orange City Hospice.
Fonda Pearl (Sandbulte) Kooistra, 86, of Inwood, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Sanford Canton-Inwood Medical Center in Canton, S.D.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Inwood Christian Reformed Church, with the Rev. Adam Eisenga and Rev. Steven Kooistra officiating. Rev. Edward Suffern will be doing the graveside service in Richland Cemetery, Inwood. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Inwood Christian Reformed Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Inwood. Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
Fonda is survived by her children, Marlo (Kathy Knyfd) Kooistra of North Haledon, N.J., Steven (Donna Galbraith) Kooistra of Nappanee, Ind., Janice (Todd) Witt of Fairbanks, Alaska, Phyllis (Michael) Verderame of State College, Pa., Lois (Edward) Suffern of Queensbury, N.Y., and Rachel (Armond) Floyd of Altoona, Iowa; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard (Bernice) Sandbulte, Glen Sandbulte, and Rodney (Carol) Sandbulte; sister, Laura (Jim) Westra; and far too many nieces and nephews to count.
Fonda's request was for memorial gifts to be given to Justice for All in Rock Valley, Iowa.
77, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Memorial service: Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church, Onawa. Burial: Onawa Cemetery, with military rites. Visitation: Feb. 18, 5-8 p.m., Rush Family Care Service, Onawa.
Colleen Patricia (O'Brien) Jackson, 59, of Marshall, formerly of Schleswig, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Marshall, surrounded by love.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, 226 S Odell Ave, in Marshall. Interment will be in Ridge Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home. The family invites those attending to join them for a gathering after.
Colleen was born in Sioux City, on Aug. 9, 1960, to Robert (B.J.) and Nella (Chayka) O'Brien. She was the sixth of seven children. When Colleen was five, the family moved to Schleswig, where she attended Schleswig Community schools. She participated with great joy in marching band, singing, cheerleading, and was a pitcher on the softball team. She graduated from Schleswig High School in 1978. After graduation, she worked as a travel agent in Denison, Iowa, before moving to Kansas City.
On Nov. 28, 1992, Colleen married the love of her life, Mark Jackson. The two met at work and knew it was something very special. They both had a love for family, especially Mark's son, Christgen, their many dogs, cruises, and the Kansas City Chiefs. The sun and beach was her favorite place on earth. Their many trips with family to Cancun, were when she was her happiest.
Colleen had a passion for hard work and success. One of her positions in Kansas City was in travel management for the agency who handled the arrangements for the Chiefs players and families. It was a dream job. Colleen moved on to travel for work herself. She loved spending time in different cities all over the country and Canada as a management consultant. She had much success and was admired greatly by her many colleagues. Mark and Colleen's success in business moved them from Kansas City, to the Dallas area, Chicago and back to Dallas again; always enjoying the new adventure with each other. They knew it was time to get closer to home and family in 2012 and moved back to the Kansas City area, where they made their home in Marshall near Mark's family. Colleen loved being back in a small town close to loved ones.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 27 years, Mark; stepson, Christgen and his fiancee, Jessikah; her mother, Nella (Chayka) O'Brien; siblings, Bob Jr., Kathleen, Timothy (Julie), Patrick (Sherri) and Maureen Hall, (Ron); her mother-in-law, Shirley Lundy; brother-in-law, Matt Jackson; many loving nieces and nephews; her beautiful grandnieces and nephews; as well as her aunts, uncles and cousins, who love her very much.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert J. O'Brien; brother, Kevin; and her precious puppies, whom we are sure were all there to greet her in heaven.
In lieu of flowers, Mark would like donations to be made to The Alzheimer's Association in Colleen's memory.
Lyda Van Otterloo, 88, of Rock Valley, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley, with the Rev. J.J. Witvoet officiating. Burial will be in Valley View Cemetery. Following the burial, Lyda's family will greet friends for a time of visiting during a luncheon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. today at Netherlands Reformed Christian School. Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
Lyda was born in Corsica, S.D., the fifth of 11 children of Sam and Gertie (Zomer) Koedam. She was raised on a farm near Corsica. As a teen, Lyda moved to Rock Valley, where she worked at the bakery.
She met Richard Van Otterloo in Iowa and they married on June 23, 1950. They made their home in Rock Valley and later moved to an acreage outside of town where they raised eight children. Lyda took care of her children and the household, and her incredible work ethic meant she wasn't scared to get her hands dirty outside. After her kids were grown, Lyda then cared for others as a home health assistant. She was also employed in the kitchen at Hegg Memorial Hospital, where she enjoyed working alongside her daughter and granddaughters. These girls still talk about having a hard time keeping up with their grandma who at the time was in her late 60s.
Lyda will always be remembered for her patience, caring nature, gentle heart, and unconditional love for her family. She was a good listener but never took sides. Besides being a great mom, she was also a great mother-in-law.
Lyda enjoyed frequently gathering with her large family, especially annual vacations to the lake. Rich and Lyda also enjoyed taking their kids and grandkids fishing. Lyda always brought a fully-stocked cooler including hot dogs for the bonfire and a large mason jar filled with soapy water and a washcloth.
If a big project was underway for a family member, she would provide the work crew with her homemade soup, fresh baked bread, and a pan of brownies for dessert. Her favorite place to go was to church until her final days. The staff at Whispering Heights thought of her as a sweetheart, and she in turn loved them dearly. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will fondly remember their weekly Wednesday night and Sunday visits. She is a hero to her children and will not be forgotten.
Left to cherish her memories are her eight children, Rhonda (Loren) Klarenbeek, Bonnie (Bob) Davelaar, Cheryl (Glenn) Lange, Don (Josie) Van Otterloo, Lorri (Jerry) Schlotfeldt, Rick Van Otterloo, Lisa Groeneweg, and John (Marlys) Van Otterloo; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; brothers, Sam and Jim; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.
Lyda was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; granddaughters, Shawn Rozeboom and Missy Lange; her parents; brothers, Bill, Herm, John, and Andrew; sisters, Hermina, Jen, Ruth, and Martha: and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Beverly Ann Marie Martin, 87, of Eldon, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, with family by her side, at Eldon Nursing & Rehab following a brief illness.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the Rev. Terry Embke of Morningside Bible Church officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Beverly Martin was born on Oct. 8, 1932, in Sioux City, the daughter of Cecil and Dorothy (Parsons) Whitead. She attended Central High School in Sioux City, and she grew up in Whitfield United Methodist Church in Sioux City.
She was married to Wallace D. Martin in Sioux City from June 28, 1952, until 1968. They had four children. She worked at home house cleaning for several years then worked in the kitchen at St. Luke’s Hospital for many years until retirement.
Her hobbies were crocheting, embroidery, ceramics. She loved playing games and playing hymns on the piano.
Beverly is survived her children, Dianna Martin of Sioux Falls, S.D., Kathy Martin of Sioux City, and Dan Martin and his wife, Angela of Rocky Mount, N.C.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Wesley Martin of Sioux City in 2009.
Karolyn Kay Booth Swoboda Haveman of Kansas City, formerly of Whiting, passed away on Jan. 31, 2020, in Kansas City.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. on April 18 at Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 ‘O’ St., in Lincoln, Neb. Condolences online at Roperandsons.com.
Kay grew up in Lincoln and graduated from Southeast High in 1962. Kay formed many lasting relationship during her high school years, and stayed close to many classmates until her passing.
Kay married Jim Swoboda after graduation and from this union she had sons, Bill and David. Later in life, Kay married Randy Haveman of Avoca Neb. Kay and Randy soon moved to Whiting, where they made their home. In 2012, after Randy's death, Kay was diagnosed with dementia. Having Kay in Iowa and her sister in Kansas City, given her diagnosis, led to a move to Kansas City. She lived with her sisters, Nancy and Trish, for five years and then to a Memory Care Facility until her death.
Kay loved her life in Iowa and she enjoyed cooking, knitting, and making friends everywhere she went.
She is survived by her sister, Nancy Booth (Trish Carlson); son, Bill (Tammy) Swoboda; granddaughters, Amber (Eric) Tompkins, great-grandsons, Kelby and David, and Amie (Tony) Pleskac), great-grandchildren, Hadley, Harlynn and Beckett; her in-laws, Larry (Karen) Haveman of Sloan, Iowa, Shirley (Gary) Bornnemeier of Elmwood, Neb., Denise (Bob) Fischer of Elmwood, and Julie (widowed) Backemeyer of Murdock, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, David Swoboda; her husband, Randy Haveman; her parents, Gale and Betty Booth; and her in-laws, LeRoy and Joan Haveman.
We would like to thank her many loving caregivers and staff at Stonecrest of Burlington Creek.
Barbara L. Mueller, 90, of Weston, formerly of Sioux City, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at her residence.
Memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. on March 21 at Christ Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wis. A celebration of life service will be 1:30 p.m. on May 2 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Sioux City. Internment will be in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Barbara born to Eula and Lloyd Farmer, in Fort Dodge, on Aug. 19, 1929. Barb moved to Sioux City, Iowa in 1956 and lived there until moving to Wisconsin to be with family in 2014. She married H. George Mueller on June 3, 1948. Barb worked at Morningside College in the development office, and as administrative support at D.A. Hayworth Junior High and East Middle School.
She was active in several groups in the community and was a longtime member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed Bible study, quilting and the Cooking with Love Program. Barb had a gift for writing notes and letters, and used this to encourage and connect with others. She put her faith into action and was recognized by the community when she was named Volunteer of the Year.
She is survived by children, Kristine (Dennis) Johnson, David (Christine) Mueller, and Jeffrey; grandchildren, Stephanie Elias, Christopher Johnson, Jeffrey (AnnMarie) Johnson, Anna (Jeff) Mulvey, and George Mueller; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Barb was preceded in death by her husband, George; parents; infant son, Stephen; granddaughter, Stacie Johnson; two sisters; and four brothers.
James R. "Jimbo" Shumansky, 70, of Sioux City, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Ave, with military rites conducted by the U.S. Navy and American Legion Post 662. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 5 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
James Robert "Jimbo" Shumansky was born on March 31, 1949, in Sioux City, the son of Jack and Margaret "Margie" (Kinsella) Shumansky. He graduated in 1967 from Central High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Coral Sea during the Vietnam War.
After his honorable discharge, Jimbo worked as a self employed general contractor in the Sioux City area. Jimbo enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was very artistic and also very witty.
James is survived by his brothers, Jack (Joyce) Shumansky, of Burnsville, Minn., Mike (Sue) Shumansky and Ray (Nancy) Shumansky, all of Sioux City; his sisters, Joanne "Jody" McArthur, Julie (Pat) McKinney, and Jeanne Gates, all of Sioux City, and Jennifer (Brian) Cintani of Lincoln, Neb.; his nieces and nephews, Jamie Shumansky, Dawn Spink, Michael Paul Shumansky, Jacob Gates and Eleanor Cintani; his loving lab, Sam; and many cousins and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Julia Shumansky; a nephew, J.D. Shumansky; and brother-in-law, Gary McArthur.
Ralph R. Cook, 81, of Sioux City, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at his residence.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at River Hills Assembly of God in South Sioux City, with the Rev. Kevin Roach officiating. Visitation with the family will be 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City.
Ralph was born on June 12, 1938, in Sioux City, to Jesse and Hazel (Davis) Cook. He married Shirley Nelson. To this union three children were born, Carl, Vicki, and Jimmy. They later divorced. Ralph married Lynette Mann on June 15, 1968 in North Sioux City. They had three children, Holli, Wade, and Chanda. Ralph worked at various packing houses in the Siouxland Area, and then as the shuttle driver for Argosy Casino.
He enjoyed fishing, sitting by the fire, making birdhouses and shelves, and was an avid 49ers fan. Ralph also enjoyed playing cards, or in his words, "bangin' it up." Most importantly, he loved spending time with all of his family, especially the love of his life, Lynette.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lynette Cook; children, Carl (Gracie), Vicki, Jimmy, Holli, Wade, and Chanda; sisters, Emma, Patty, Mary, and Virginia; grandchildren, Bula (Mariha), Andrew "Andy Ray" (Dezerea), Autumn (Wayne), Aleigh (Alan), Jake, Ashton (Ariana), Ireland, Brekkon, Carl Jr., and Cayla; and great-grandchildren, Kambria, Aden, Kael, Allyra, Abraya, Rowan, Ivy Raye, Makhari, and Zoella.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Clara and Verna; and brothers, Don, Jim, Bob, and Danny.
Mildred "Millie" (Plotkin) Bailen Zavett Altman, 107, of Omaha, formerly of Sioux City, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.
Services will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Rose Blumkin Jewish Home in Omaha.
Millie is survived by a daughter, Sandra Bailen Scott; son, Lew (Debby) Bailen; Mrs. Eddie (Rena) Bailen; nieces, Rita Hall Ostravich and Barbara Hall Krigsten; sister-in-law, Mrs. Gerald (Sadie) Plotkin; three stepsons; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Millie was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Bess Plotkin; husbands, Sam Bailen, Hy Zavett, and Charles Altman; sons, Harold and Eddie Bailen; brother, Gerald Plotkin; and sister, Mrs. Leonard (Ida) Hall.