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Obituaries from May 2008

M. A. "Sammy" Samsel (05/23/08)
M. A. "Sammy" Samsel, 95, of Cherokee, died Wednesday May 21, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday May 24, at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery, with graveside honors to be conducted by the V.F.W., L.A. Wescott Post #2253. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Gene A. Cedar (05/23/08)
Gene A. Cedar, 63, of rural Meriden, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at 12:38 a.m. at his farm home due to an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler and Rev. Ray Kruger will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery at rural Meriden. . Online condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Crystal L. (Borer) Shankles (05/23/08)
Crystal L. (Borer) Shankles, 46, of Derby, Kan., passed away Friday evening, May 16, 2008 in the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, following a 16-year battle with cancer. Memorial services were held May 21 at the Washta United Methodist Church in Washta. Pastor Charles Wolff of Sioux City officiated. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta. Crystal's remains were cremated and there was no visitation...
Gordon Clyde Thurman (05/23/08)
On May 17, 2008, Gordon Clyde Thurman passed away peacefully at Fulton Presbyterian Manor in Fulton, Missouri. He was 92 years old. Gordon was born in Girdner, Missouri to Lee and Hannah (nee Lefler) Thurman. He was married on Oct. 3, 1948 to Joyce Hartleip, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one son, Lee Thurman, and a brother, Wendell Thurman...
Laverne R. "Jake" Alberts (05/23/08)
Laverne R. "Jake" Alberts, 77, of Cherokee, died Monday May 19, 2008 at his home, following a lengthy illness. Services were held May 22 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee., with Pastor Richard Arndt officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, and military graveside honors were conducted by V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post # 2253...
Marcella "Sally" Phillips (05/22/08)
Marcella "Sally" Phillips, 83, of Cherokee, died Thursday, May 15, 2008 at the Countryside Estates, Cherokee following a brief illness. Memorial services were held on May 19th at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee...
Richard J. Kay (05/22/08)
Richard J. Kay, age 71, of Storm Lake passed away on Friday, May 2, 2008 at Careage Hill Nursing Home in Cherokee. No services are scheduled. Inurnment will be at a later date in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Mason City. Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website at www.fratzkejensen.com...
Janette (Sjostrom) Prince (05/13/08)
Jan Prince, 85, who died on Dec. 15, 2007 in Sioux City, was laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee on May 9, 2008. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements. Jan was born in Remsen, to Ernst and Sena Sjostrom, grew up in Cherokee and lived there until 1949, when she moved to Sioux City with her husband, Jack, and their two sons. ...
Louise Ockerman (05/13/08)
Louise Ockerman, 83, of Cherokee, formerly of Adel, passed away Thursday evening, May 1, 2008 at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Memorial services were held Saturday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church at Adel. Pastor Tony Thurston officiated. Burial was in the Corydon Cemetery at Corydon. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee assisted the family with the arrangements...
Donald L. Groff (05/13/08)
Donald L. Groff, 84, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a one year battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 8, at 2 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen and Pastor Delmar Carlson officiating. Burial was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Aurelia...
Clark V. Skaggs (05/09/08)
Clark V. Skaggs 81, of Cherokee - a former long time rural Cleghorn resident- passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2007 at his home, following a two-month battle with cancer. Funeral services were held on May 3 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor Don Meyer officiated. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery, rural Meriden...
Adella E. Springer (05/09/08)
Adella E. Springer, 81, of Cherokee, passed away Tuesday evening, April 29, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Friday, May 2 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt and Pastor Larry Lemke officiated. Graveside services and burial were on Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m. at the Firth Cemetery at Firth, Nebraska. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of arrangements...
LaVonne M. Reed (05/07/08)
LaVonne M. Reed, 86, of Norfolk, Neb. a former long -time Cherokee resident, passed away Friday afternoon, April 25, 2008, in the Edgewood Vista in Norfolk. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 29th, at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee. with Pastor Tom Lewis and Pastor Gregg Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Helen E. Mansfield (05/07/08)
Helen E. Mansfield, 97, of Marcus, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services took place on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Rev. Gary McDonough officiated. A family burial service will take place at a later date at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery...
Glenn Martinsen (05/07/08)
Glenn Martinesen, age 88, of Ida Grove, died Thursday, April 24, 2008 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa. Funeral services were held on April 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverend Russ L. Burnett officiated, with burial in the Ida Grove Cemetery...
David Simmons (05/07/08)
David Simmons, 85, died peacefully on April 19, 2008 at his home in Ridgecrest, Calif. Memorial service will be held on May 17, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Holland and Lyons Chapel. A reception is planned for 1 p.m. that day at the Santiago Ridgecrest Estates' Club House...
Hilda Corzilius (05/05/08)
Hilda Corzilius, 96, of Cherokee, died Monday April 21, 2008 at the Country Side Estates Nursing Home in Cherokee following a brief illness. Funeral Services were held on Friday April 25, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial was in the Maryhill Visitation Cemetery, rural Cherokee...
Michelle Starcevich (05/01/08)
Michelle Starcevich 30, Cedar Rapids, an employee of the College Community School District, died in a crash in Cedar Rapids on April 18. No official memorial service has been scheduled by the school. Services are pending at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Services...
Lyle C. George (05/01/08)
Lyle C. George, 61, passed away after a long illness at his home on April 12, 2008 with his loved ones. A memorial service was held on April 16 at 3 p.m. in Windsor, Calif. A private interment service was held on April 17. Lyle was born on Oct. 18, 1946 in Cherokee, to his late parents, Henry and Louise George. He grew up in the Maryhill area and graduated from Meriden-Cleghorn High School and Served in the U.S. Air force from 1964 to 1968...