Obituaries from December 2006
Marian Josephine Becker
Services for Marian Josephine Becker, 94 of Paradise Calf. will be at 11 a.m. on December 22, 2006 at Rose Chapel 6382 Clark Road Paradise, Calf. and visitation was from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 21. Becker was born February 22, 1912 to Edmund and Florence Johnson Richardson in Moville. She married Henry Joseph Becker January 5, 1935 in Sioux City. They moved to southern California in 1936 and returned to Iowa in 1943...
Kathryn Brink, 82, of Cherokee, died at home on Wednesday, December 20th, due to heart failure. Harry Brink of Cherokee, and his children invite friends and family to join them for lunch to celebrate the life of their wife and mother. Lunch will be served at noon, Saturday, December 23, 2006, at Donna's on Main Street in Calumet...
Merle V. Watke
Merle Verland Watke, 72 of Omaha Neb. died Dec. 14, 2006 at his home in Omaha Neb. Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 1p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Millard, Neb., with full military honors by Millard American Legion Post #374 and VFW Post #8334. Inurnment at a later date, Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls, SD...
Walter L. Miles Jr.
Walter L. Miles Jr., 74, Cherokee, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2006, at 6 a.m. in the Veteran's Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. following lengthy illness. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, December 20, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. Mr. Miles remains were cremated...
Daniel Leo Campbell III
Daniel Leo Campbell III, 56, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006 at the home of his sister in Littleton, Colo. Campbell was born May 3, 1950 in Cherokee, to Daniel Leo and Betty (Volkert) Campbell. He was educated in Cherokee, graduating from Immaculate Conception High School in 1968. ...
Ruth Caroline Shaw
Ruth Caroline Shaw, 93, of Downey, Calif. died Nov. 29, 2006 at her residence...
Thomas L. Cates
Thomas L. Cates, 50, of Cherokee, died Sunday morning, Dec. 10, 2006 in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, due to injuries received in a one vehicle accident east of Cherokee. Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Larry Nilson will officiate. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday...
Winetta Smith, 94, of Le Mars, died on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service is at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. Rev. Drew Tomberlin will officiate. Burial is at 2:30 p.m. at the Rosehill Cemetery in Parker, S.D. Visitation began at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at the church . Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com,...
Charles E. Stoner
Charles E. Stoner, 78, of Cherokee, died suddenly, Thursday Dec. 7, 2006 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Cherokee. Services will be held Monday Dec. 11, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Cherokee. His body will be cremated following the service, with interment to follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee, at a later date...
Ruby B. Irwin
Ruby B. Irwin, 80, of Kingsley, died Dec. 1, 2006 at the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4, at the Meadow Star United Methodist Church, rural Washta with the Rev. Bill Cotten officiating. Burial was at Grand Meadow Cemetery, rural Washta. Visitation was 2 p.m. Dec. 3, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. all at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Norene "Kay" Tewes, 70, of rural Larrabee, died Dec. 1, 2006 in the Spencer Hospital with her family at her side. Funeral services were held, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, rural Meriden. Pastor Clint Hogrefe officiated. Burial was in the O'Brien Liberty Cemetery at Calumet...
Harriet Leighninger, 81, of Cherokee, formerly of Stanberry, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 in the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following a brief illness. Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church, Meriden. Pastor Larry Ostercamp will officiate...
Raymond "Ray" Michael Wankum
Raymond "Ray" Michael Wankum, 63, of Marcus died Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City after bravely battling esophageal and liver cancer for seven months. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. today, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Eugene Murray, Jerry Bertrand, and Bob Blair will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus...
George A. Rhea
George A. Rhea, 83, of Sioux City and formerly of rural Cherokee, died, Nov. 24, 2006 at his apartment in Sioux City. Funeral services were on, Nov. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler officiated and burial was in the Afton Township Cemetery at rural Cherokee. There was military rites at the cemetery...
Linda Sue Blair
Linda Sue Blair, 58, died Nov. 26, at her home in Estherville. Services will be held Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, West Bend. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the church, Harris Funeral Home of West Bend is in charge of arrangements...