Obituaries from January 2008
Ruth M. Bierman
Ruth M. Bierman, 88, Cherokee, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 in the Crystal River Nursing Home in Waupaca, Wisc.. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. ...
Troy N. Valentine
Troy N. Valentine, 68, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008 in the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls due to complications following surgery. Services were held on Jan. 28 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial was held in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Shirley Kennedy, 80, of Denison, passed away Jan. 21, 2008 at Eventide Nursing Home in Denison. Funeral services were held on Jan. 24 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison, with burial at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements...
Wilbur and Delia Amendt
Wilbur Amendt, 91 and his wife Delia 90, of Lakefield, Minn. both passed away on Jan. 19, 2008. Wilbur passed away on Saturday afternoon Jan. 19, at Colonial Manor in Lakefield. Delia passed away Saturday evening Jan. 19, 2008 at her home in Lakefield...
Lewis Shea, 66, of Cherokee, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008 in Davenport, Fla. Private family memorial services will be held at a later date. Greenwood Funeral Home, in Cherokee is in charge of arrangements. Lewis was born May 31, 1941 in Cherokee, to Lewis D. and Hazel (Robinson) Shea. He attended school in Cherokee at both Immaculate Conception and Washington High School. On Aug. 2, 1967 he married Priscilla McBride in Denver, Colo...
Pauline "Gail" Rathjen, 64, of Ida Grove, died with her family at her side Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove following a courageous battle of cancer. Funeral services were held on Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christensen Huffman Funeral Home in Ida Grove, with burial at Ida Grove Cemetery in Ida Grove. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. The family will be present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m...
Keith William McGee
Keith William McGee, 91, of Peterson, died on Jan 15, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 19 at the United Methodist Church in Peterson. A lunch and time of fellowship was held immediately following the services at the church. Rev. Roger Maize and Rev. Charles Hall officiated. Interment was at the Diamond Center Cemetery in Aurelia at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday...
Royal D. Ritz
Royal D. Ritz, 77, of Aurelia, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 15, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a short illness. Funeral services were held on Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Aurelia. Pastor Bruce Rapp officiated and burial was in the Afton Township Cemetery at rural Cherokee...
Margaret Birch, 90, of Cleghorn, Iowa passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2007 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, following a short illness. Funeral services were held on Jan. 16 at the Cleghorn Presbyterian Church. Rev. Rick Kargard and Rev. Ray Kruger officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Lowell Elvin Lindstrom
Lowell Elvin Lindstrom, 80, passed away gently and peacefully on Jan. 6, 2008, surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness. A family prayer service in memory of Lowell was held on Thursday Jan. 10, 2008, with the Pastor Dale Farwell officiating. Interment will follow at a later date in the family plot at the Laurens, Iowa Cemetery...
Duane "D. W." Homan
Duane "D. W." Homan, 80, of Cherokee, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 in a Wichita, Kan. Hospital following a two-month illness. Memorial services were held Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Duane was born June 25, 1927 at Waverly to Carl and Ila (Johnson) Homan. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1945. He was married to Maxine Ritchie on April 20, 1952 at Waverly...
Lewis Shea, 66, of Cherokee, died suddenly on Wednesday Jan. 9, 2008 in Davenport, Fla. Services are pending with Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Shea was preceded in death by his parents. Lewis is survived by four sons, Steve Shea and Lynn Pearson of Sac City; Allen and Tanya Shea of Lake Andes, S.D.; Mike and Danette Shea of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Todd and Chris Kiefer of Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Kandace and Ron Nasis of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren and three Great-grandchildren...
Katharina Marie Dickman
Katharina Marie Dickman, 96, of Kingsley, passed away on Jan. 9, 2008, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held on Jan. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Holstein. Visitation was held on Jan. 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein...
Toni E. McGowan-Johnikin
Toni E. McGowan-Johnikin, 41,of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007 at the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, following a three year battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Rev. Floyd Brown officiated. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery at Storm Lake...
Douglas M. Mathis
Douglas M. Mathis, 69, Independence, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 24, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a sudden illness. Services were held Friday, Dec. 28, at Reiff Funeral Home and Crematory in Independence,Mo., with inurnment later at Fiontana Park Cemetery in Hazelton, Iowa...
Dolores M. Letsche
Dolores M. Letsche, 94, of Marcus, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest -- Rohde Funeral Home of Marcus, is assisting Dolores' family with funeral arrangements
Geraldine "Jerry" Edna Jolly
Geraldine "Jerry" Edna Jolly, 88, of Ames, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at her home in Timberland Village in Story City. Funeral services were held on Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church in Ames with a visitation from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Burial was in Ames Municipal Cemetery. Stevens Memorial Chapel is assisting her family...
Joyce Montgomery Bunker
Joyce Montgomery Bunker, 79, Lehighton, Pa., died Wednesday, Dec. 19. She was the widow of Joseph E. Bunker, Jr. Services were held Dec. 28 in Lehighton, Pa. She was born in Washta, the daughter of the late Howard and Mildred (Goodrich) Montgomery. She was of the Protestant faith. She graduated from high school in Cherokee in 1946...
Patricia K. Chase
Patricia K. Chase, 73, of rural Washta, Iowa passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 at her home. It was Patricia's wish to be cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of the arrangements She was born on Feb. 14, 1934 at Quimby, to Kendell & Bernece (Smith) Palmer. She graduated from Quimby High School in 1952. She was married to Walter Leroy Chase and to this marriage, three children were born, Scott, Rocky and Tammy...