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2022 Area Obituaries

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Connie Schellinger

    (SB) - Connie J. Schellinger, 65, of Denver, Colorado died Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Swedish Hospital after battling several health issues. 
   Service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday October 18, 2022, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel, 1801 Morningside Ave., with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at No formal dress necessary. 
      A second funeral service will be held at Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 4300 S. Lincoln Street, Englewood, CO., 80113. Date and time to be determined. 
      Connie was born to Dorothy (Pesicka) and Calvin Harold Hughes on Aug. 3,1957 in Sioux City. She married Douglas W. Schellinger on Aug. 1, 1975. 
   Connie worked at the Woodbury County Court in Sioux City for 7 years and at the City and County of Denver Court for 30 years. She was very good at her work to the point the magistrates and judges would have her educate them on the paperwork needed on each case they presided over. She also trained many court clerks over the years in their responsibilities both inside and outside the court room. 
      While her husband, Doug, was in the U.S. Naval Reserve in Corpus Christi, Connie did volunteer work for the American Red Cross and taught CPR among other duties. 
      Connie’s many hobbies included music of all kinds especially country western, rock and roll, and gospel, photography, softball, volleyball, genealogy, traveling, doing clay sculpturing, being an Avon rep, collecting coins, being one of the first to try new things as they arose such as social media especially email, Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, and others. She was invited by friends and became part of an acting troupe that put on a play each year for children performed at the Jewish Synagogue or near it. 
      Connie also enjoyed being with the “pizza group” and having fun with all of them and their spouses. 
      She renewed friendships with several Sergeant Bluff classmates and enjoyed the get-togethers for lunch or dinner. 
      She loved church both in Sergeant Bluff and in metro Denver. She sang in the choir, did volunteer work such as welcoming new members, fellowship, doing office work, enjoyed visiting with the members of the churches, being an usher, helping and making many friends there. Connie enjoyed being with her friends in the dance troupe that did performances for the church members on various Sundays. The true joy she spread about Christmas and its meaning was felt by everyone who knew Connie. She was recognized in church as a Quiet Disciple. Humbly, she would help others before helping herself. 
   She is survived by her husband, Douglas W. Schellinger, of 47 years; her parents, C. Harold (Dorothy) Hughes; her sister, Sheri (Gary) Beaty; uncle, James F. Hughes; aunts, Shirley (Jerry) McKnight and Myra Honomichel; mother-in-law, Lois A. Schellinger; brother-in-law, Dennis (Holly) Schellinger; sister-in-law, Jodie Plendl; sister-in-law, Karen (Ron) O’Donnell; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews and their families.  Connie was preceded in death by her grandparents; uncle, Ron Pesicka, and her father-in-law, Joe A. Schellinger. 

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Douglas Eugene Jenkins

   (Salix, IA.) - Douglas Eugene Jenkins, 74, of Salix, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, surrounded by family.

   A funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, Onawa, IA., with Darren C. E. Goslar officiating. Burial followed in the Sloan Cemetery, Sloan, IA.  A visitation was held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel.

   Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa.

   Douglas, “Doug” was born July 8, 1948, in Onawa, the third child of Glenn and Alice (Byers) Jenkins. He was raised on a farm in rural Sloan and graduated in 1967 from Westwood High School.

   Doug met and later married Carol Irwin on March 17, 1974, in Elk Point, SD. To this union three children were born: one son and two daughters. Doug and Carol made their home in Sloan, and later moved to an acreage near Salix, where they raised their family.

   Doug worked for Cargill Elevator in Sloan, and later at their Onawa, location. Doug founded Jenkins Trucking and spent many years transporting grain for area grain elevators. Later, worked on several earth moving projects in Omaha, NE. He also hauled product for several highway projects in the tri-state area. Doug enjoyed woodworking in his spare time and was a master at his craft. He was a devoted father and grandfather and treasured the time spent with his children and grandchildren.

   Survivors include his three children, Cheryl Marie Edris of Onawa, Eric Eugene Jenkins of Rapid City, SD, Lisa Ann Jenkins of Sioux City; grandchildren, Bradyn Bangtson, Hunter Jenkins, Iris Hancock, and Cody Jenkins; eight siblings, Glenn Jenkins Jr. of Sloan, Phillip (Linda) Jenkins of Sloan, Roger (Blanche) Jenkins of Sloan, Betty (Steve) Hickman of Faribault, MN., Charlotte Hemmrich of Overland Park, KS, Lester (Jane) Jenkins of Whiting, IA., Karen Jenkins of Sloan, Leann Jenkins of Sloan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Alice (Byers) Jenkins; sister, Joann Jenkins; granddaughter, Angel Edris; grandparents; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

   Doug touched the lived of all who knew him and will be deeply missed. May you rest in eternal peace until when someday down that lonely road you hear us call your name.

   Condolences may be left online for the family at 

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Sharlene Johnson

   (SB) - Sharlene M. Johnson, 77 of Sergeant Bluff, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at a local care facility, surrounded by her family. Services will be held Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at the First Christian Church, 2101 Jackson Street. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

   Visitation was held with a prayer service at Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Ave.

   Sharlene was born Feb. 3, 1945, in Sioux City, Iowa the daughter of Gifford and Mildred (Polly) Keil. She graduated from Central High School in 1963. On Sept. 12, 1985 Sharlene married Roger Johnson, where they made their home in Sergeant Bluff. She loved to bake and draw, but most of all Sharlene loved to be with her family. Sharlene was a member of the First Christian Church.

   She is survived by her husband Roger Johnson, son, Chris (Cindy) Buchanan, daughter, Amy Parks, sister, Priscilla Alfredson, six grandchildren, Tamika (Aaron) Jarman, Curtis (Janelle) Parks, Cody Buchanan, Calvin Buchanan, LaShae Parks (Joshua Hansen), Cameron Buchanan, and nine great grandchildren.

   Sharlene was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law, David Alfredson.

Chad Winter

    (SB) - Chad M. Winter, 46, of Sergeant Bluff, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, at his residence after a long battle of alcoholism. A graveside service will be 1 p.m.., Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Following the burial there will be a luncheon at El Fredo Pizza in Sioux City. Online condolences may be sent to
   Chad was born on Nov. 11, 1975 at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, to Roger and Annette (McManigal) Winter. Chad attended Lowell Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, and Herbert Hoover Middle School in Sioux City. He went to North High School, graduating in 1994. After high school, Chad attended The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. He graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Business Administration. He would end up becoming a Software Engineer.
   Chad married Amanda Hiemstra and to this union their daughter, Lillian Joy, was born on Sept. 9, 2020. Chad enjoyed playing baseball, golf, and pool throughout his life. He loved to watch the Yankees. In the later years he enjoyed fishing. Trying to catch that big largemouth bass was certainly a passion. He enjoyed being around family, especially his daughter, Lilly.
   Chad is survived by his daughter, Lillian, Lillian’s mother Amanda, parents, Roger and Annette Winter, one brother, Craig and his wife Anne, along with their children Kaylyn and Klara, and Chad’s dog, Ginny.
   Chad was preceded in death by his grandparent’s, Jack and Jeannette McManigal, and Gordon and Betty Winter, and his first dog Jasper.

Janice “Jan” Bettin

    (SB) - Funeral services for Janice “Jan” Bettin, age 74, of Sergeant Bluff who passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at her home.  Services were held Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City with Rev. Russ Senstad and David Zirpel officiating.
   Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.
   Janice (Jan) Irene Bettin was born on May 18, 1948, in Primghar, IA., to Ralph and LuElla (Meyer) Brownmiller.  She was baptized on June 6, 1948, at St. John Lutheran Church in Germantown and later confirmed at St. John on May 6, 1962.  She continued her faith at St. John until January of 2006 when she transferred to Redeemer Lutheran in Sioux City.
   She received her education in Cleghorn until her family moved south of Germantown where she went to St. John and then to high school in Paullina.  She graduated in May of 1966.  She married in June of 1966 and later divorced but to this marriage, 2 wonderful children were born, Lenny and Jeanna.  The pride and joy of her life.  On Nov. 24, 1992, she married a wonderful man name Edward Ralph Bettin, another joy in her life.
   She worked in lunch departments in the Cherokee and Paullina school systems, Martin House Restaurant, Pizza Hut in Orange City for 10 years and the Orange City Health System for 4 years.  In July of 2004, she quit working in order to take care of her 3 grandsons as her daughter battled cancer.  She loved her grandsons and was very proud of her daughter, Jeanna.  She was very Blessed to have a wonderful husband who wanted to move closer to her children to help them in any way they could and moved to Sergeant Bluff in 2005.  She enjoyed picking up her grandsons after school and continued being a loving caregiver.  Another happy day in her life was when her son, Lenny retired from the Navy after 20 years and bought a home only 4 miles from her.  She had all her family close again.  She was so proud of the man he became.
   She was involved with Bible Studies, Sunday School teacher, LORL of the church, Ruth/Naomi Circle, Vacation Bible School, Soup Kitchen, and wherever she was needed, she was there to help.  Since she loved to serve children food, she also cooked on Wednesday nights to feed the Mid-Week children and adults.
   She was a caregiver to her loveable Bryce until he was 3 and then she decided to get back to the real world of working outside the home, so she went to work at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton School lunch department in April 2006 as a substitute and in the fall became full-time.  Her goal was to keep working until she saw all 3 grandsons thru high school.  She met that goal and retired in May 2022.
   Another blessing in her life was when she joined Redeemer Lutheran Church to praise the Lord with Jeanna and family and later Lenny also joined.  She had her loving children back with her in the Lord’s house again just like when they were growing up.
   She enjoyed just being with her family as much as she could.  Also taking walks with her husband or biking with the family.  Most of all, she loved watching her grandsons play any kind of ball they were involved in.  She was there ready to cheer them on and was their biggest cheerleader.  She was looking forward to watching Bryce play baseball at Northwestern this Spring but not the cold weather.  In her younger years, she loved to bowl and even had a perfect game.
   Janice is survived by her loving husband, Ed, of Sergeant Bluff, son Lenny Puhrmann of Sioux City, daughter, Jeanna and husband, Darin Click of Sioux City and her three grandsons, Logan of South Sioux City, NE, Brady and wife, Karissa, and Bryce of Sioux City, sister Judith Kruizenga of Hospers, three nephews, Todd Brownmiller and wife, Karen and family of Castle Rock, Colorado, Troy Brownmiller and wife, Kim and family of Midland, Texas, and Tim Brownmiller and wife, Andrea and family of Benton, Arkansas, 3 step-sons, Roger Bettin and wife, Jess of LeMars, Chad Bettin of Fort Collins, CO, and Dan Bettin of Denver, CO, and two step grandchildren.  Also, a host of relatives and friends.
   She was preceded in death by her mother, LuElla, father, Ralph, stepmother, Bea, her brother, Bill and his wife Cindy, and brother-in-law, Ben Kruizenga.
   Jan passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at her home in Sergeant Bluff surrounded by her loving family reaching the age of 74 years, 5 months, and 19 days.
   She will be greatly missed by all those who loved her.

David Menard

    (SB) - David Menard, 86, of Sergeant Bluff, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, after a long battle with cancer.  Services were held Tuesday, Nov 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix.  Visitation was held Monday (Nov. 14), with a prayer service at the Church.  Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Salix.  Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff is assisting the family with arrangements.
   David Menard was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Sioux City, the son of Joel and Grace (Owen) Menard.  He was raised on a farm that he loved near Sergeant Bluff.  David Graduated from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School and continued his education at the University of Nebraska and at Morningside College.  
   On January 16, 1960, David married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Lussier, and together they made their home in Sergeant Bluff.
   In June of 1960, David joined the Army Reserve.  He was Honorably Discharged in 1966.  Over the years he worked in the Building Supply Business as a salesman.  David loved people and enjoyed calling on his customers.  He was a hard worker, a straight shooter and was well liked by his customers as he formed many lifelong friendships.  
   In the late 1980’s he found his passion and together with his wife Shirley built, owned, and operated Menard’s Self Storage in Sergeant Bluff.  He loved owning his own business and would often say that he never had a bad day as he was working at his mini storage property.
   David was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salix and a member of the Kiwanis Club.  David loved spending time with and raising his family.  He was always involved with his kid’s school activities and never missed a track or wrestling meet
   He enjoyed a beautiful retirement spending his winters in Arizona with his wife Shirley, golfing with his friends, and woodworking.  He spent many hours in his shop creating beautiful wooden boxes and many other works of art using exotic and hard to find wood.  Each box he made had a story behind it and was personally signed and dated.  He gave them away to his family and friends.  It was his way of just wanting to be remembered for years to come.  Simply put, David loved people.  The words “I love you” easily flowed off his tongue and his quick wit and humor just made you want to be near him.
   Survivors include his wife, Shirley; four children, Bradley (Angela) Menard, Cynthia (Steve) Polich, Julie (Don) Van Dyke, and Joel (Chen) Menard; nine grandchildren, Leslee, Ryan, Justin, Ben, Michelle, Jordan, Chris, Kyle and Caleb; twelve great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beth Hickey.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, three siblings, Artel, Constance and Owen.
   The family will direct memorials to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Sergeant Bluff Luton Track Scholarship.

Richard Lindberg

    (SB) - Richard L. Lindberg, 74 of Sergeant Bluff, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at a local hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sioux City. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Westfield Township Cemetery, Westfield, IA., with Military Honors provided by the United States Air Force and American Legion Post 662. Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff is assisting the family with arrangements.
   Richard Lindberg was born Dec. 9, 1947, in Grand Forks, ND., the son of Lowell and Viola (Christensen) Lindberg. He moved with his family to Sergeant Bluff where he graduated from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School. In 1966, he joined the Navy and later served in the Air National Guard, retiring after twenty years. 
   Richard married Judy Lecato in August of 1970. They later divorced. He married Arlene Stibral in September 1976, she later passed away in 2002. Richard married Karen Martin in November 2003. Richard was a Sioux City Fireman for over 31 years. As a final gesture of his amiable and generous nature, he donated tissue and bone to the Iowa Donor Network.
   He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir. Richard was also a member of the Siouxland Discovery Chorus (a.k.a. the Barber Shoppers), American Legion George Nelson Post 662 and was a Mason, Tyrian Lodge #508.
   In leu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Siouxland Discovery Chorus or the Westminster Presbyterian Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Karen     Lindberg; 3 children, Kristina (Craig) Heeren, David Lindberg and Troy (Erika) Lindberg; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Andree (Don) Tollefson and Mary Ann Shupe.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Arlene; and an infant sister, Catherine. 

Connie O’Meara

    Connie O’Meara, age 86 of Northfield, passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday afternoon, November 8, 2022, at the Care Center of the Northfield Retirement Community.
   Connie Meredith (Fymbo) O’Meara was born February 24, 1936, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Lloyd Herman and Frances Meredith (Hood) Fymbo. She was raised in Sergeant Bluff, where she played on the High School basketball team, played percussion in the band, and graduated from Sergeant Bluff High School in 1954. During her school years she worked with her father who was a dentist and orthodontist, going on to get a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Iowa - Iowa City in 1958. During college Connie married classmate Richard Wylder, an engineering student. After college they moved to Cedar Rapids where they raised three children, Sherry, Michele, and Douglas. Connie remained dedicated to her career throughout motherhood, and encouraged her children to be independent and resourceful, leading by example. For the next 17 years, Connie worked as a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Brandes. She was an active member and president of the Iowa Dental Hygienists’ Association.
   Later, identifying a niche where needs were not being met that would benefit from her experience, Connie worked as a Dental Consultant and Health Coordinator for Head Start Programs. In 1986, at the age of 50, with her characteristic vision, ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit she engineered a necessary new product to store toothbrushes for Head Start classrooms. From that one product design she founded her own business, Latsa Co., a national business that supplies a variety of dental health materials to Head Start Programs. She relocated to Northfield in 2002 where she continued to run her company with her daughter and business partner, Michele. In 2014 a stroke slowed her down, but ever the consummate fighter, she did not let it keep her from making new friends.
   Connie had many interests, to which she generously devoted time to sharing her knowledge and paving the way for others. Connie was a founder and longtime member of the Sergeant Bluff Historical Society. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, technology and computers, and doing genealogy research. She shared her computer skills teaching classes to seniors at the Northfield Senior Center - Fifty North, volunteering at Prairie Creek Community School where two of her grandchildren attended, and serving as co-treasurer for Northfield Nursery School. Connie had an innate ability to see what she could do to improve the world around her. She liked working with her hands and solving problems- if she did not know how to do something, she figured it out- giving up was not an option. She lovingly restored two old houses. Along with three others she purchased their hometown church in Sergeant Bluff and converted it into senior living and established the Sergeant Bluff Historical Society museum in the chapel. She was a gifted craftsperson, working with stained glass, refinishing furniture, and caning chairs. Connie was a tireless supporter of her grandchildren’s endeavors, always cheering them on at sporting events and performances. She was someone you would want as a friend and in your corner. Connie was the family matriarch; the glue that kept the extended family together. She loved to travel and stay connected with family and friends. Her genealogical pursuit inspired two trips to Denmark and Sweden to connect with relatives. Her father's relatives continue to farm on the family homestead in Denmark. She was confident, forthright, loyal, smart, an excellent problem solver, with a keen sense of humor. She was loved and respected, and she will be greatly missed. She was a woman ahead of her time!
   Survivors include her children Sherry (Tim) Carter of Northfield, MN, Michele Reese of Northfield, MN, Douglas (Judy) Wylder of Woodhull, IL, son-in-law Brett Reese of Northfield, MN; 4 grandchildren Dustin (Kristina) Walkup of Waukee, IA, Bailey (Paulo) Arruda of Gilbert, IA, Meredith Reese (Max Trifonov) of Maple Grove, MN, Milly Reese of St. Louis Park, MN; 2 sisters, Anne Morrison of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Linda Terry of Earlham, IA; 4 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands Richard and Clement, her sister Joan Millis, her brother Steve Fymbo, her brothers-in-law Bruce Morrison, John Millis, Dixon Terry, and her parents.
   A celebration of Connie’s life is being planned for the summer of 2023 and will be announced.
   Memorials are preferred to HealthFinders, Dental Services @ PO Box 731, Northfield, MN  55057 and Sergeant Bluff Historical Society @ 409 4th St, Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054

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Michael R. "Mike" Clayton

    Michael Robert “Mike” Clayton, age 77, of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center of Sioux City, Iowa.
   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., with a Visitation held prior from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Salix, Iowa. Father Michael J. Erpelding will officiate. Military Rites will be conducted by the George Nelson Post #662 of the American Legion of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Committal services will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery of Mapleton, Iowa.
   The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online
   Michael Robert “Mike” Clayton of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at the age of 77 years and 3 days.
   He was born on November 30, 1945, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Milo “Mike” Clayton and Gloria Grass. After his parent’s divorce, he lived in Mapleton with his grandparents, Harvey and Ann Grass. Mike graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1964.
   In November of 1965 he joined the U.S. Air Force. He served for eight years and was honorably discharged in November of 1973. Mike later served in the Iowa Air National Guard from 1977 to 1979 when he was honorably discharged. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #662 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.
   On June 4, 1966, he married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Woodward, daughter of Everett and Mary Woodward, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mapleton. They celebrated 56 years of marriage this past June. To this union three sons were born: Darren, Carl and Steven.
   Mike worked for Terra Industries near Sioux City following his discharge from the military, then spent many years with IPS, now Mid-American Energy. While working at Mid-American, Mike attended Briar Cliff University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. He entered public service, working for Woodbury County, Iowa, for 20 years, starting in the motor vehicle department where he served as the Chief Deputy. Mike then ran for Woodbury County Treasurer and had served in that role for 10 years when he retired.
   His greatest joy was serving as a Cub Scout leader, scout master, and soccer coach. He loved watching his boys grow through their activities. Later as the grandkids “grands” came along, he enjoyed watching their activities, from sports to showing 4-H bottle/bucket calves.
   Mike and Sharon enjoyed spending time in Port Aransas, Texas, anytime they could, beach combing and finding those elusive treasures the sea provided.
   Mike was a Ham Radio enthusiast (KØXH) throughout his life, making contacts throughout the world. He once set up his portable station at the twin lighthouses at the harbor entrance on West Lake Okoboji, attracting Hams from all over the world. This initiated a lighthouse tour to Split Rock, MN, Dutch Harbor, and many others into Door County, Wisconsin, and the upper peninsula of Michigan. Mike always kept his bird book at hand, identifying numerous birds in the backyard and keeping the feeders full.
   A close friend said of Mike, “He was always supportive and present. He always had a smile and a camera in hand too!”
   Left to cherish his memory are his wife Sharon; sons Darren (Julie) Clayton and granddaughters Katelyn and Addison of Auburn, IA, Carl (Emily) Clayton and grandsons Jack and Charlie of Salix, IA and son Steven Clayton of Salix, IA; sister Pam (Jim) Paul of Sioux City, IA; aunt Lora Wessling of Sioux City, IA; aunt and uncle Dutch and Geri Bryan of Sioux City, IA; in-laws Don and Sue Woodward, Darlene Woodward, June Woodward, Bernie Woodward, Dean “Harry” and Jackie Dixon Woodward, Karla and David McGrain, Kristi and Brice Bollin and Helen Woodward; many more aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
   Mike was preceded in death by his parents Milo “Mike” Clayton and Gloria (Grass) August; stepfather Bill August; grandparents Harvey & Ann Grass and Ira & Luella Clayton; uncle James Wessling and cousin David Wessling; in-laws Everett and Mary Woodward, Karl and Evelyn Nagel, Russell and Blanche Woodward, Elwood Nagel, Larry Woodward, Roger Woodward, and others too many to mention. Mike was also preceded in death by his four-legged friends Major, Sam, Dallas, and Bo.

Margaret Ann Lucas

    Margaret Ann Lucas, 73, of Sloan, Iowa passed away on December 28th ,2022, after a short-term battle with Myasthenia Gravis. 
   A Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 A.M., on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salix, Iowa, with Father Michael Erpelding, Celebrant. A live stream of the service will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home website with Margaret’s obituary. A visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 2, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa.
   Margaret was born in Sioux City, Iowa and graduated from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in 1967. Margaret attended Nettleton Business College and in 1967, met her future husband Rich while he was attending school at Briar Cliff College. They married in 1970, and in 1972, moved into their family home in Sloan, Iowa. Margaret and Rich welcomed their first son, Jeff, into the world in 1970. Corey was welcomed a couple of years later in 1972. Margaret enjoyed spending her time going to her son’s athletic games, boating at Browns Lake, and spending time with family.
   After the boys graduated from Westwood High School, Margaret spent her time traveling with Rich. Some of her favorite places were Colorado, Texas, Florida, Oklahoma and Okoboji. When she was not traveling, she was at her grandchildren’s sporting events, out to eat with friends, and going to the movies. She loved making her famous chocolate chip cookies for her grandchildren.
   She is survived by her husband, Richard Lucas of Sloan, Iowa; her two sons, Jeff Lucas of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa (wife Jennifer and daughters Anna and Lauren), and Corey Lucas of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (wife Jennifer and sons Carter and Chase); sister, Fran (Jerry) Goodmanson of Grove, Oklahoma; two brothers, Mike (Sandi) Prather of Sioux City, Iowa, and Mark (Jane) Prather of Marco Island, Florida; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
   Margaret was preceded in death by both of her parents, Dean and Josie (Sponder) Prather.
   Written with love by Margaret’s granddaughter Anna.
   Condolences may be left online for the family at

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