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.
There was a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home on Nov. 27. Visitation was on Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Rhea was born on June 19, 1923 in Cherokee, to William & Nora (Funk) Rhea. He graduated from Cherokee Wilson High School in 1942. He was married to Doris Jetschat on January 12, 1951 at Atlantic. He had farmed all his life.
He had just recently moved to an apartment in Sioux City from his farm in Afton Township. He was a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army in the Philippines. He was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Cherokee, a life member of the V.F.W. and a member of the Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Doris on 1978, a brother Robert Rhea and a sister Delores Rhea.
He is survived by two sisters: Janis Myers of Wayne, Neb.; Janet Kai and her husband Gus of Aurelia; a sister-in-law Virginia Rhea of Quimby; also several nieces and nephews.