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Obituaries from December 2008

Judith Ann Gardner (12/31/08)
Judith Ann Gardner 68, of Santa Cruz, California, died on December 22, 2008 in San Francisco, after a brief illness. Judith, the daughter of Dale and Gertrude E. Simmons, was born in Fresno, California, but grew up in Cherokee, Iowa. She later lived in Nebraska for a time before moving to California. She had been a resident of Santa Cruz since 1976...
Ruby J. Kneen (12/31/08)
Ruby J. Kneen, 86, longtime Cherokee, Iowa resident, passed away Friday morning, December 26, 2008, in the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa following a short illness. Funeral services were held on December 30th at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Missy Brown officiated, and burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery at Cherokee...
William "Bill" M. Poulson (12/29/08)
William "Bill" M. Poulson, 77, formerly of Alta, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, after a long illness. Services and burial will be at a later date in the Scandinavian Cemetery. Teahen Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.teahenfuneralhome.com...
Brooke M. Goodwin (12/29/08)
Brooke M. Goodwin, 32, of Correctionville died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008, in a Sioux City hospital. Services were held on Dec. 27 at Southern Hills Baptist Church in Sioux City, and burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery in Correctionville. Rev. Robert Stout officiatedOnline condolences may be sent to www.christysmith.com...
Loran W. Hardin (12/29/08)
Loran W. Hardin, 96, of Larrabee, died Monday Dec. 22, 2008 in the Happy Siesta Nursing Home in Remsen, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held on Dec. 26 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. Jud Stover officiating. Burial was in the Primghar Cemetery in Primghar...
Marjorie Loyetta Christenson (12/26/08)
Marjorie Christensen, the daughter of Guy R. and Bernice (Clark) Miller was born April 25, 1923 at Des Moines, Iowa and departed this life December 15, 2008 at the Stewart Memorial Hospital in Lake City, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 85 years, 7 months and 20 days...
Lillian R. King (12/23/08)
Lillian R. King, 96, of Cherokee, died Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008 in the Cherokee Villa Nursing Home, following a brief illness. Memorial services were held on Dec. 20 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial will be held at a later date in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee...
Margaret Enneking Petersen (12/22/08)
Margaret Enneking Petersen, 91, of Cherokee, formerly of Marcus, died Sunday Dec. 14, 2008 in Countryside Estates, Cherokee, following a lengthy illness. Graveside services were held on Dec. 17 at the Marcus Holy Name Cemetery, with Rev. Gene Murray officiating. Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee, was in charge of arrangements...
Linda S. (Slota) Hembree (12/22/08)
Linda S. (Slota) Hembree, 61, of Broken Arrow, Okla., formerly of Washta, went home to her Lord and Savior on Nov. 19, 2008 after a short bout with cancer. Linda has donated her earthly body for cancer research. Memorial services were held on Friday, Nov. 21 in Tulsa, Okla, and there was also a Memorial Service on Dec. 19 at St Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with Rev. Mark Stoll officiating...
Joy LaVonne Tharpe (12/19/08)
Joy LaVonne Tharpe, 70, of Dumont, passed away Dec. 10, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Services were held on Dec. 13. at the New Hope Parish of the United Methodist Church in Dumont, and burial was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee on Dec. 15. Rev. Larry Pauley and Pastor Lucy Elrick officiated...
Steven Arnold Anderson (12/18/08)
Steven Arnold Anderson, 10-month old son of David Anderson and Amanda Klink, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at 8:41 p.m. at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 15 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Rev. John Byrd officiating. Burial was in the Sunset View Cemetery at Washta...
James Allen Pearse (12/18/08)
James Allen Pearse, 62, of Phoenix, Ariz., former Quimby area resident, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in Phoenix, Ariz. A memorial service was held in conjunction with services for his mother, Jewel Pearse, on Dec. 13 at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. The Reverend David Duncan of Milwaukee, Wis officiated. Initial services were held on April 30 in Phoenix, Ariz...
(Thelma) Jewel Pearse (12/18/08)
Thelma) Jewel Pearse, 93, of Phoenix, Ariz. and former Quimby and Washta area resident, passed away Sunday evening, Nov. 23, 2008, in Phoenix. Funeral services were held on Dec. 13 at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Pastor David Duncan of Milwaukee officiated. Burial was in the Grandview Cemetery at Quimby...
Christine Kay (Freeman) Daisy (12/18/08)
Christine Kay (Freeman) Daisy, 61, of Cherokee, formerly of Sioux City, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, after suffering from a long illness. Funeral services were held on Dec. 12 at Christy Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City, with pastor Larry Ostercamp officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Eileen M. Schueder (12/16/08)
Eileen M. Schueder, 71, of Cherokee, died Monday Dec. 8, 2008 at the residence of her daughter following a lengthy illness. Memorial services were held on Dec. 12 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, and burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is in charge of funeral arrangements...
Crowley L. Spindler (12/16/08)
Crowley Spindler, age 85, of Carroll, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. Funeral Mass was celebrated on Dec. 10th at St. Lawrence Church in Carroll. The Celebrant was Father Timothy Schott. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll was in charge of arrangements...
Dorothy A. Rainboth (12/05/08)
Dorothy A. Rainboth, 88, of Marcus, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services were held on Dec. 3, 2008 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, with Rev. Gary McDonough officiating. Burial followed at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery.The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus was in chage of funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Richard R. Tolzin (12/05/08)
Richard R. Tolzin, 88, of Cherokee, died Saturday Nov. 29, 2008 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, following a brief illness. Funeral services were held on December 3, 2008 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Reverend Richard Arndt officiating, and burial was in the Cherokee Memory Gardens Cemetery in Cherokee, with Military Graveside Honors provided by the Cherokee V.F.W., L.A. Wescott Post #2253. Funeral arrangements were made by Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee...
Vicky Kinne (12/05/08)
Funeral services for Vicky Kinne, 59, were held on December 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Iowa, with burial following in the Dawson Cemetery, west of Paton. Brown Funeral Home of Jefferson was in charge of funeral arrangements. Vicky was the daughter of Cedric and Marjorie (Wright) Ega, and was born July 24, 1949 in Cherokee. ...
Lila Maranell (12/04/08)
A funeral service for 94 year-old Lila Maranell of Sanborn was held on Dec. 1, 2008 at the Sanborn Funeral Home Chapel in Sanborn. Lila passed away at the Prairie View Nursing Home on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. You may send condolences to www.sanborn-hartleyfuneralhomes.com...
Marthena Scott (12/04/08)
Marthena Scott, 77, of Meriden, died Wednesday Nov. 26, 2008 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. following a brief illness. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee, with Pastor Bruce Rapp officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Jewel Pearse (12/02/08)
Jewel Pearse, 93, of Phoenix, Arizona, a former Quimby area resident, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa.
Rodney Bergstrom (12/02/08)
Rodney Bergstrom, 54, of rural Cleghorn, died Sunday Nov. 23, 2008 at his home following a lengthy illness. A celebration of life was held on Saturday Nov. 29 at the Cherokee V.F.W. Hall in Cherokee. Rodney's wishes were to be cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Online condolences may be left at www.greenwoodfuneral.com...
Janice L. Mackay (12/02/08)
Memorial services for Janice L. Mackay, 76, Alta, were held on Dec. 1 at the First Presbyterian Church in Alta, with Pastor Craig Lee officiating. An Eastern Star service followed the memorial service at the church. The Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia was in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established...
Letha Irene (Small) Smith (12/01/08)
Letha Irene (Small) Smith, 90, of Aurelia, former long time Afton Township resident, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia. Funeral services were held Tuesday Nov. 25 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, with Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. Burial was in the Afton Township Cemetery, rural Cherokee. Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee was in charge of funeral arrangements...
Betty Gordon (12/01/08)
Betty Lou Gordon, 82, of rural Cherokee, died Wednesday Nov. 19, 2008 at her residence, surrounded by the love and support of her daughters. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday Nov. 22, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Armand Bertrand officiated. Burial was held in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Funeral arrangements were handled by Greenwood Funeral Home of Cherokee...
Brandee M. Alexander (12/01/08)
Brandee M. Alexander, of Atlantic, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 19, 2008, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, at the age of 34 years, 9 months and 7 days, after a courageous battle with cancer,. Brandee Marie (Feldhacker) Alexander was born on Feb. ...