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Obituaries from November 2008

Maxine Nelson (11/25/08)
Maxine F. Nelson, 80, passed away on Nov. 11, 2008 in Sanborn, Iowa. Servicese were held on Nov. 14 in Independence, Mo. Maxine was born on April. 27, 1928 in Cherokee to Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Smith. She married Stig H. Nelson on Aug. 3, 1948 in South Dakota and they moved to Independence, Mo...
Garnet Krouse Stokesberry (11/25/08)
Garnet Krouse Stokesberry, 103, of Marcus, passed away on Nov. 18, 2008 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, surrounded by her family. Memorial services were held on Nov. 23 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Burial will be at a later date in the Corydon, Iowa Cemetery. Nelson-Berger Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements...
Patricia Louise Pokorny (11/25/08)
Patricia Louise Pokorny, 72, of Indianapolis, Indiana died November 17, 2008. Born June 10, 1936 in Cherokee, Iowa, Pat was the daughter of the late K. A. and Anna (Noaard) Florine. On April 25, 1964 she married Rev. Daniel Harry Pokorny, her husband of 26 years. ...
Rosena Pingel (11/24/08)
Funeral services for Rosena Pingel, 102, of Aurelia were held Nov. 22, 2008 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Larry Lemke officiating. Burial was in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Aurelia. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements...
Margaret B. McQueen (11/24/08)
Margaret B. Mc Queen, 96, of Marcus passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services took place on Nov. 19 at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Rev. Gary McDonough officiated. Burial followed at Grand Meadow Cemetery, rural Washta. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus was in charge of funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
James A. Berg (11/20/08)
James A. Berg, 59, passed away on Nov. 10, 2008 in Tacoma Wash. Berg was born on June 22, 1949 in Charter Oak, Iowa, and his early years were spent with family on the farm in Charter Oak and Mapleton. His family moved to Cherokee in 1959. James' military career in the U.S Army began in 1969, and he retired on May 23, 1989 , at which time he began his real estate career. ...
LaVon G. Grienke (11/17/08)
LaVon G. Grienke, 88, of Cherokee, passed away Nov. 13, 2008 at Careage from 1951 until her death. She worked in the canning factory in Storm Lake and then worked at Cherokee Mental Health Institute for 19 years before retiring in 1977. LaVon loved to read, play cards, listen to music and spend time with all her grandchildren...
Donald (D.J.) E. Short Jr. (11/12/08)
Donald E. Short Jr., 51, of New Vineyard, Maine -formerly of Cherokee- passed away suddenly at this home Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. A remembrance for Don will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at the VFW in Cherokee. Family will be present and friends are welcome to come. Cards and condolences can be sent in care of Darrell Short, 924 W. Bluff in Cherokee, Iowa 51012.
Helen M. Alquist (11/12/08)
Helen M. Alquist, 86, of Cherokee, passed away on Nov. 8, 2008 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Nov. 11 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Jim Steen and Pastor Erik Gronberg officiated. Burial was held in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. There will be a family prayer service at 2:15 p.m. at the church on Tuesday. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Lois Saggau (11/12/08)
Lois Saggau, wife of former IHSAA Executive Director Bernie Saggau, passed away early on Nov. 10 at the Cavanaugh House in Des Moines. Funeral services are planned for Saturday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. at West Des Moines United Methodist Church at 720 Grand Ave, West Des Moines...
Bertil John Peterson (11/12/08)
Bertil J. Peterson, 83, Aurelia, died on Nov. 7, 2008, at Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia. Funeral services were held on Nov. 11 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Jim Steen officiating, and burial was in Good Hope Cemetery in rural Cherokee. Redig Funeral Home in
James Donald Hand (11/12/08)
James Donald Hand, 75, of Morning Sun, Iowa, died on Sept. 27, 2008 at the Morning Sun Care Center. James was born on Aug. 23, 1933 in Burlington, Iowa to Raymond and Ruth Louise Wery Hand. He married Betty Marsh in 1964 in Burlington, and they later divorced...
Barbara R. Frey (11/12/08)
Barbara R. Frey, 61, of Cherokee, passed away Friday, Nov. 7, 2008 near Beresford, S.D., due to injuries she suffered in an automobile accident. Funeral services were on Nov. 12 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee., with Rev. Ethan D. Sayler officiating. Burial was held in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements. On line condolences may be sent to www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Timothy K. Torpin (11/12/08)
Timothy K. Torpin, 57, passed away suddenly on November 3, 2008, in San Diego , CA . The memorial service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Bonita, CA on Friday, November 14th, at 10:00AM. Tim was born November 21, 1950, in Mitchell , SD to Charles Hollister Torpin and Marceil (Doty) Boedeker. He was a graduate of Washington High School with the Class of 1969...
Ethel C. Ehrich (11/12/08)
Ethel C. Ehrich, 94, of Cherokee, passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 5, 2008 in the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Ethan Sayler officiated, and burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Alice Ekstrom (11/12/08)
Funeral services for Alice Ekstrom, 97, of Sutherland, formerly of Aurelia, were held on November 5 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland, Rev. Leroy Riemer officiated. Burial was in the Cherokee Memory Gardens Cemetery. Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia. Was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Steven F. Colvert (11/12/08)
Steven F. Colvert, 63, of Cherokee, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 2, 2008 at his home in Cherokee. Funeral services were on Nov. 5 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Pastor Richard Arndt officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee. Military rites were performed at the cemetery by L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of the V.F.W.Boothby Funeral Home of Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Hugo Hucke (11/12/08)
Hugo Hucke, 82, Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, died on Nov. 2 at the Countryside Estates Nursing Home in Cherokee, where he had been a resident for two weeks. Funeral services were held on November 5 at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Aurelia. Redig Funeral Home of Aurelia was in charge of funeral arrangements. A memorial fund has been established...
Lois Marie Buddenhagen (11/04/08)
Lois Marie Buddenhagen, 61, of North Patchogue, N.Y., passed away on Oct. 24, 2008. Religious services were conducted on Monday, Oct. 27 at Ruland Funeral Home in Patchogue, N.Y. with Rev. John Fleischmann officiating. The family received friends on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Calverton National Cemetery...
Rose Mongan (11/04/08)
Rose Mongan, 68, of Cherokee, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 in the Country Side Estates following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held on Oct. 31, 2008 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee...
Monte Paul Losen (11/03/08)
Monte Paul Losen, age 58, passed away Oct. 27, 2008. Services held on October 30 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Omaha, Neb., and a wake service was also held at John A. Gentleman Pacific Street Mortuary, 14151 Pacific Street, Omaha, Nebraska...
Thomas Jones Nelson (11/03/08)
Thomas Jones Nelson, 72, Cherokee, passed away on Oct. 25, 2008 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held on Oct. 30 at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee. Pastor Ethan Sayler and Pastor Mary Abbott officiated. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee, with Military Honors provided by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post #2253 of Cherokee. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements....
Alvina Lewis (11/03/08)
Memorial services for Alvina Lewis, 92, of Aurelia, was held on Oct. 30, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church in Aurelia, with Pastor Missy Brown officiating. Alvina died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008 at the Sunset Knoll Nursing and Rehab Center in Aurelia, where she had been a resident since Dec. 30, 2003...
Matthew C, Dias (11/03/08)
Matthew Christin Dias, 24, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, October 24, 2008 in Milwaukee, Wis., from complications with his genetic disorder, EDS. Visitation and Video Remembrance was held on Saturday Nov. 1, at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids, with a 11:30 a.m. Funeral Mass following at All Saints Catholic Church. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery...