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2023 Area Obituaries

The ADVOCATE would like to express our deepest condolences to anyone who has lost a family member, loved one or friend. We publish Obituaries in the ADVOCATE and now online to help those in grief who wish to celebrate the life which has passed. You are in our prayers.

Alice Lynn Bruns

    (SB) - Alice Lynn Bruns, age 68, met her Savior, Jesus, face to face on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 at her home in Sioux City, IA. She passed peacefully, surrounded by her family.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 1:00 PM at her church, Cornerstone World Outreach, 1625 Glen Ellen Rd, Sioux City, IA 51106, with the Pastor Cary Gordon officiating.  Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery of Sioux City.  A visitation will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the church.  Come join our family as we celebrate the life of this wonderful Woman of God, Wife, Mother, Grand-Mother & Friend. She is in heaven with the Father and we hope you get to meet her there some day. (come to the service to learn how!) The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville is in charge of the arrangements.
   Alice was born September 18, 1955 to Alfred K Davis and Corine L Dunagan, raised in Salix, Iowa with her 7 siblings. Alice is survived by her husband, Brian Bruns and her 8 children: Chad Bruns (Daisy), David Bruns (Leanne), Elijah Bruns (Allison), Faith Fisher (Peder), Hadassah Hawksworth (Jacob), Isaac Bruns (Carolyn), Joy Krei (Carter), and Liberty Bruns; 26 grandchildren and 4 of her sisters: Karlyn, Rita, Debbie, and Cindy. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her sixth daughter, Glory Bruns; three of her siblings, Leanne Thompson, Terry Holdgrafer, and Laverne 'Skip' Davis; and several unborn grandchildren that we know she is snuggling with at this moment.
   Alice met and married the love of her life and her best friend, Brian Bruns in 1985.  They raised 8 children together in Sioux City and were lovingly referred to as the ABC Family.  Alice's priorities have always been the children, known by her children's friends as "Mama Bruns."  When her children attended private school, she worked as a custodian and recess monitor. When half of her children worked at the local mall, she got a job at the mall. She knew how to keep an eye on her babies and no matter their age she taught and held them accountable to God's Word. Alice dedicated her life and her children to God.  She and Brian raised their children up in the Lord  (Proverbs 22:6) and have served faithfully in their local church for decades surprising little ones with balloon creations, making beautiful crochet masterpieces for families, organized and managed nursery schedules, and consistently mentored younger mothers on ways to raise their children in the Lord (Titus 2). Their strong dedication to each other and living by God's Word has produced a beautiful legacy that will continue for generations. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman! “Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her . . . She is clothed with strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future.” Alice loved deeply, had a full, beautiful life that she thanked God for daily. She will be missed daily until that time we get to see and hug her again.
   Alice was a veteran of the US Air Force. She worked as a lead for several years in the local meatpacking industry,  Facility Maintenance at Heartland Christian, Custodial Manager at Siouxland Christian, Manager of Great American Cookies, and most importantly the driving force of the Bruns Family Home. Alice never shied away from home improvement projects, bathroom remodels, attic renovations for her girls, a personal playground and splash pad for her grandkids. She gave of herself all she could when she knew someone was hurting or struggling, she strived to assist. She loved blessing others! Upon retirement, she spent most days with her grandchildren and loved everything they were interested in. Grandma Alice spoiled her grandchildren endlessly, while teaching them the love of God.
   Online condolences can be made at

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John J. Reinhardt

    (SB) - John J. Reinhardt, 77 of Sergeant Bluff passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, November 12, 2023. A memorial service will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 17, 2023 at Morningside Lutheran Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service time at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to 
   John was born the son of John and Lucile (Evans) Reinhardt on January 15, 1946 in Estherville, Iowa. He attended Catholic grade school before graduating from Estherville High School in 1965. On June 18, 1977 John married Colleen Natterstad in Wallingford, Iowa. John and Colleen were married for 46 years and blessed with 3 children; Andrea, Matt, and Megan.
   John was employed by John Morrell for over 25 years beginning his career in Estherville before transferring to the Sioux City plant in 1985. He later worked for All Power until his retirement in 2016. 
   John had an exceptional work ethic that he passed along to his children. John took great pride in his work and never missed a day. Providing for his family was his joy in life. He wanted to make sure his family was well taken care of.
   John enjoyed sitting outside in his lawn chair while keeping up with his friends and neighbors in the Golden Flats neighborhood. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Minnesota Twins fan. He knew when every game was scheduled. 
   John’s greatest enjoyment was his family and spending time with them. He treasured each conversation, vacation, and family meal while also meticulously maintaining the family vehicles over the years. John was extremely close with his sister Kate. They were best friends and talked everyday until her passing in 2022.
   Despite his health issues over the years, John was a fighter. He didn’t like to complain or have others worry about him. His family finds comfort knowing he has been healed and is made new again. 
   John is survived by his wife, Colleen Reinhardt of Sergeant Bluff, IA; children, Andrea Reinhardt of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Matt (Heather) Reinhardt of Sioux City, IA, and Megan (Alex) Pick of Sioux City, IA; and granddaughter, Addison Reinhardt.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathleen.
   The family is especially grateful for the nurses and staff at MercyOne on 6 Post-Critical for their great care of John, especially Marisa and Jenn. 

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Larry Lee Book

    (SB) - Larry Lee Book, 87, of Sioux City, IA, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Sunrise Retirement Community of Sioux City.  
   Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, November 21, 2023, at Redeemer Lutheran Church (located at 3204 S. Lakeport St. Sioux City, IA) with Pastor Russell Senstad and Pastor David Zirpel officiating. A burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, IA. Visitation will be from 5:00pm - 8:00 pm on November 20, 2023, A prayer service will begin at 7:00 pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City. 
   Online condolences may be made to the family at
   Larry was born Saturday, April 25, 1936, in Martinsburg, NE to William and Florence (Zinn) Book.  He lived his youth in Martinsburg, first going to the local schoolhouse, then onto Ponca High School where he graduated in 1953 at the age of 17. 
   On August 18, 1956, Larry married his one true love Jeanene A. Stallbaum. They made their home in South Sioux City, later raising their children in Sergeant Bluff, and moving back to Sioux City where they enjoyed the view of Whispering Creek Golf Course.  The couple shared 59 wonderful years together before Jeanene’s passing in 2016. His greatest joy was his legacy through family; they had 3 children: Greg, Terresa, and Gina, and loved seeing their family grow with each generation to include 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren who gave him his favorite title of “Papa Larry.”
   Larry’s career started right after high school learning the masonry and construction trades, which led to him starting his own business as a masonry contractor. He went on to establish L & L Builders Co. and L & L Book properties, which he owned and operated with his brother Lonny.  He was an impactful leader within the Siouxland construction industry for over 50 years before retiring to property management/development. Just this spring, he retired from reporting to the office daily. Larry was proud that he had been his own boss for almost 65 years. 
   Watching projects grow in Siouxland from an idea on paper to completion brought Larry immense joy.  Those working with him knew him to be stern but fair, exemplifying character and integrity in all that he did. While working, Larry served many industry and related boards and committees, including the Master Builders of Iowa, both the Local and National Home Builders Association, and many other local groups. 
   Larry was acknowledged for many contributions to the greater Siouxland Community. These included Sertoman of the Year, Port Admiral of Rivercade, Rotary Club Keyway award, Builder of the Year for Home Builders Association, and Small Business of the Year by the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.  He served on many local and state boards which included St. Lukes Hospital, Grandview Health, Siouxland Blood Bank, Chamber of Commerce, Morningside College, WIT Foundation Board, Tax Research, Sunrise Manor, South Sioux Development, WACO, Downtown Partners, Lutheran Family Services of Iowa, Lutheran Social Service and Siouxland Lutherans in Mission and Ministry.  
   Faith was the cornerstone of Larry’s life. He was baptized, confirmed, and married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Martinsburg, NE. He later joined Redeemer Lutheran Church, becoming an active and valued member. Over the years he held various positions on boards and committees within the church.
   His hobbies included golf, woodworking, watching sports, and playing cards with many dear friends over the years. He loved to support and attend local games for the Sioux City Explorers and Morningside Mustangs.  Traveling around the world with Jeanene and cruises with friends were fond memories.  Family gatherings and birthdays were things he never missed.
   Those left to honor his memory include son, Gregory & Linda Book of Sergeant Bluff, daughters Terresa Juhl of Estherville, IA, and Gina & Brian Tomoson of Sergeant Bluff.  Seven grandchildren; Mindy (Nate) Foulk of Sioux City, Nick (Leah) Book of Sioux City, Dustin (Jayme) Book of Sergeant Bluff, Brandy Juhl (Brian Jensen) of Estherville, IA, Matthew Juhl of Tea, SD, Shelby (Derek) Sherard of Marion, SD, and Bret (Ana) Tomoson of Bloomington, IL. Nine great-grandchildren; Noah, Chloe, Ella, Will, Bentley, Hailee, Hazel, Ada, and Everett, and sister-in-law Sallie Book of South Sioux City, NE. 
   He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanene, parents, brothers Royal(infant), John, Lonny, sister Donna, brother-in-law Dean Johnson, and sister-in-law Maxine Book.  
   Memorials can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Good Shepard Hour, and Lutheran Hour ministry.  

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Don R. Hadden

    (SB) - Don R. Hadden, 87, of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, formerly of Soldier, Iowa, went to be with Jesus on Monday, October 23, 2023, at Elmwood Care Centre, surrounded by his family.
   A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, November 5, 2023, at Central Baptist Church, Sioux City, Iowa, with Pastor Lloyd Grant, officiating. A live stream of the service will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home Website with Don’s obituary. Burial will be held at a later date in the Jordan Township Cemetery, rural Soldier, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, in Onawa, Iowa.
Don Roy was born November 4, 1935, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Roy and Mariam (Carritt) Hadden. He was blessed to be able to grow up on Hadden Hollow in the heart of the Loess Hills, among aunts, uncles, and cousins. Don used to proudly brag that the land had good drainage.
   Don enjoyed his college years at Wayne State College and Iowa State University. He moved to Council Bluffs to work at the ASC Office. Don moved his family back to Hadden Hollow to spend most of his years farming which was his passion. He also worked at the Iowa State Experimental Farm where he made life long friends and continued to work at his passion. When he retired Don and Darlene moved to Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, where they made new friends and spent a lot of time at ballgames watching their grandkids play.
   Don met the love of his life on a blind date organized by his sister Ruth. Don and Darlene Marie Habinck were married on April 19, 1958. That began a life of love that lasted for sixty-five years. The couple were blessed with three children, Alan, Dora, and Kevin.
   Survivors include his wife of sixty-five years, Darlene Hadden; children, Alan (Bev) Hadden, Dora (Lyle) Hadden Nissen, and Kevin (Kari) Hadden; grandchildren, Samantha (Sean) Hanigan, Eric (Miranda) Hadden, Adam (Cheri) Hadden, Benjamin (Amanda) Koch, Shawn (Lauren) Koch, Abby Nissen, Amber (Peter) Nissen, Colton (Lacey) Hadden, Derek (Samantha) Hadden; great-grandchildren, Ethan Hanigan, Deaglan Hanigan, Cian Hanigan, Audrey Hadden, Rydar Trucke, Ivory Trucke, Malakia Trucke, Logan Trucke, Quinn Hadden, Reese Hadden, Nora Hadden, Deric Fitzgerald, Riley Fitzgerald, Chayce Borremans, Lennox Koch, Brealyn Koch, and Jaxson Koch; sister, Ruth Beall; and brother-in-law, Harley Beall; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
   He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Mariam Hadden; sister, Rose DuVal; and brother-in-law, Larry DuVal.
Condolences may be left online for the family at

Sammie E. “Sam” Conner

    (SB) - Sammie E. "Sam" Conner, 95 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away Friday, September 22, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his family and friends. Funeral Services will be held 2:00pm Monday, October 2, 2023 at United Methodist Church in Sergeant Bluff. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff. 
    How do you possibly fit 95 years of life into a few short paragraphs? You don’t! This is only a glimpse, and we look forward to sharing more wonderful memories during Sam’s celebration of life service on Monday, October 2nd at 2:00pm at the United Methodist Church in Sgt. Bluff. The family visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00pm. 
    Sammie Eugene Conner, born in 1928 to Scott and Rhoda Conner in Royal, Nebraska, was the youngest of eight children. He was lucky enough to have 7 older sisters who we attribute for making him the sweet and caring man he was. Living during the Great Depression, Sammie learned early on the value of hard work. He helped bail hay, herd cattle, and even collected scrap metal in his wagon which would later be used to make weapons during World War II. He also worked as a movie projectionist at the town theater and a pin setter at the local bowling alley, all while serving as the Class President at Ewing, Nebraska High School. 
    In 1947, Sam worked for HW Johnson Construction under Frank Buser, where the added bonus of this job was meeting one of Frank’s daughters, Patricia. Patti quickly became the love of his life and the two were united in marriage on May 20th, 1948. Shortly after, they began a family and raised Dennis, Tom, Sue, and Terri. Together, they created a house full of love, faith, and laughter, and always welcomed neighbors, friends, and extended family into their home.  
    While living primarily in Dakota City and Sgt. Bluff, Sam worked at Iowa Public Service (IPS) for over forty years, starting as meter reader and retiring as the supervisor of the gas service department. After his regular work hours, Sam also worked for James Bishop changing furnace filters for Bishop Homes. He thoroughly enjoyed visiting with all the families and never thought of it as “work.” Out of all his jobs throughout his lifetime, Patti loved to point out that Sam never once filled out a job application. Everyone knew he was dependable and a hard worker. 
    Sam served on the Dakota City Fire Department and Sgt. Bluff Fire Department for a combined 24 years. He was also a Boy Scout leader and served on the Dakota City Town Board. He was an active member of the Engineers Club, Kiwanis Club, and Lions Club. He and Patti were faithful members of the Methodist Church in both Dakota City and Sgt. Bluff. 
    Sam was always active and treasured his time spent with others. No matter where he went, it wouldn’t be long before you heard “Hi Sam!” Everyone knew him, and he made a special point to chat with those he knew well and those he didn’t. Sam also loved to roller skate, dance, play cards, fish, mow, attend parades, take car rides, and “fix” things in his spotless garage. In his later years, he enjoyed sitting in their sunroom watching the birds and squirrels, as well as chatting with all the visitors who stopped by.
    On September 22nd, 2023, at the age of 95, Sam was greeted in heaven by his loving parents, two siblings who died in infancy, six sisters, and his granddaughter, Mandy, along with several other family members, special friends, classmates, and community members.
    Sam is survived by his loving wife of 75 years, Patricia, his four children: Dennis (Linda) Conner, Tom Conner, Sue (Gerald) Mitchell, and Terri Miller, his eight grandchildren: Chad (Jen) Conner, Shane (Carrie) Conner, Quinn (Inna) Conner, Michelle (Beau) Streck, Tara (David) Conner, Tyler (Nicole) Conner, Kristi (James) Franco, and Katy Miller, twenty great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and one remaining sister, 98 year old Bette.   
    The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Hospice of Siouxland for their comfort and support, to Aggies Restaurant for their love and delicious meals when we needed it most, and to everyone who expressed their love for Sam and Patti throughout the years.  

Linda Lee Ingalls Kaufman

   Linda Lee Ingalls Kaufman, 75, of Sergeant Bluff, passed away Friday, September 15 at a care center in Sergeant Bluff; Linda had been suffering from the complications of Lewy Body Dementia.

   Services will be 11:00am Thursday, September 21, at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, with the Rev. Tim Morris officiating. Visitation with be available at 10am, and a luncheon and time with the family will immediately follow.

   Linda was born February 24, 1948, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Clarence and Pearl Ingalls. She grew up in a large family and went to school in Hinton, Iowa. She met and then married David Kaufman on June 11, 1966, in Sioux City, Iowa. They had one daughter, Patti, then moved to Norwalk, California. They expanded their family and had one son, Jon, and another daughter, April. They lived in California for almost two decades when they decided to return to their Midwest roots and relocated to an acreage in Sergeant Bluff.

   Over the years and across the miles, Linda always loved to cook, sew, and plan parties, particularly large family reunions. As the family continued to grow and spread out, she found it even more important to make time to get everyone together. In Iowa, she and David had a great location for hosting events, and no matter how many attended, there was always room for more.

   Perhaps what Linda loved most of all was caring for children. From babysitting as a young girl, to helping as a nanny, to Bible school, Sunday School, Junior Church, teaching at a preschool, to feeding thousands of students over the years as the baker at Sergeant Bluff Schools, Linda truly enjoyed kids. She was energized by the interaction, playful banter, and the purpose she felt when she was supporting them. The kids had fun with her also; so much so, many ended up calling her Grandma as a term of endearment.

   Working at the Sergeant Bluff schools was Linda’s favorite job; she continued working there until Covid forced her to stay home. The pandemic was difficult for many people, and especially cruel to people with dementia. Without her normal routine, her disease quickly took over and kept her from enjoying her retirement.

   Survivors include her husband David and their three children, daughter Patti Johnson and JJ, son Jon Kaufman and Melanie and Judy, and daughter April Stierman and David. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren Ali, Alex, Raven, Kallie, Jordyn, Tanner, and Cierra, two sisters, Jean Protiva and Russ of Florida, Ruth Morales of Kansas, and a brother, Paul Ingalls and Denise of Sioux City, along with many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Orville, Loran, and Larry, and two sisters, Vera Louise, and Darlene Curphey..  

Eugene Dice Sr.

   Eugene Dice Sr., 76, of Sergeant Bluff, IA passed away Monday, September 11, 2023 at home with his family by his side. A Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 am Monday, September 18, 2023 at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa. A Visitation will be held one hour prior. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service. Eugene’s family would like to invite everyone to a reception at the family farm following the service. 2025 Elk Creek Road, Sergeant Bluff.

   Eugene Leon Dice Sr. was born Tuesday, May 27, 1947 in Correctionville, Iowa to Dale and Jeanne (Groux) Dice. He grew up in the Morningside area of Sioux City, graduating in 1965 from East High School. Eugene raised his family in Sergeant Bluff, IA. He was a hardworking man, always busy doing something and working multiple jobs to provide for his family. He was a hay farmer and taught his children many lessons as they helped on the farm. Eugene loved his family. He was a tough teacher and was eager to help his children learn the lessons that were apparent when they made various choices. He softened later in life when it came time to help his grandchildren learn through their choices. He taught his children many lessons as they learned to help on the farm. Animals were always a part of the farm life; chickens, goats…the cute ones, not the grouchy ones. 

   Eugene is survived by his family, children Eugene (Jennifer) Dice Jr., Troy (Angie) Dice, Tanya Dice and nephew aka bonus son Todd Whelche; grandchildren Kim, Ryan, Alex, Grace, Emilia, Cody, Larrisa, Tristan, and Colton; five great-great grandchildren; and sisters Vivian (Earl) Baker and Kathy (David) Robley. 

   Eugene is preceded in death by his parents and his Uncle Rex.

Judy E. Fredinburg

   Judy E. Fredinburg, 82 of Sergeant Bluff, died Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

   Visitation will be held at 10:00 am and funeral Services will be held at 11:30 am at the Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church in Sergeant Bluff, with Rev. Benjamin Perkins officiating. Burial will be in West Fork Township Cemetery in Climbing Hill.

   Judy was born on May 24, 1941 in Sioux City, the daughter of Verlin and Ruby (Card) Parker. She graduated in 1959 from the Bronson High School, and on June 19, 1959 was united in marriage to Dale Fredinburg.

   Judy graduated from Western Iowa Tech Community College as an LPN, and later earned her RN and Westmar College with a degree in health and human services. Judy worked at many area care facilities for a 36-year career and retired from the Boys and Girls Home in 2006.

Judy and Dale enjoyed traveling to Colorado and other locations. She enjoyed going to her grandchildren's sports and school activities. She was an avid book reader and also, she took in many pets over the years. "Cookie" was her last puppy.

   Judy is survived by her daughters, Daletta (David) Bruggeman, Deanna (Joseph) Cloud and Danita Eaton; her grandchildren, Kendra Jorgensen, Kody (Hailey) Bruggeman, Brianna Eaton, Brody Eaton, Colton Cloud, Katlynn (Zach) Siepker and Alexis Cloud; and three great-grandchildren, Henry Bruggeman, Ameliah Siepker and Hunter Siepker; and her sisters, Verla "Pete" Pearson and Debra Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Dale.

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Donna C. Drea

   Donna Claudette Drea, 91, of Sergeant Bluff, IA, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

Memorial Services will be held 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 21, at Waterbury Funeral Services of Sioux City, Iowa. Burial will be in St.    Mary's Cemetery, Oto, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 P.M. Friday, October 20, 2023, at 4125 Orleans Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa.

   Donna was born April 28, 1932, to Hans and Dorothy (Brent) Green of Rodney, Iowa. She attended Smithland Public School, graduating with the Class of 1950. Donna continued her education at the University of South Dakota but returned home upon her father's death to help her mother and young brother. She married Mick Drea on January 5, 1952, and together, they raised five children while actively involved with many aspects of the farm. Donna completed a degree in accounting at Western Iowa Tech and worked for Gateway Computers until her retirement in 2004.

   Donna enjoyed visiting friends and family. She also could not wait to attend any dance she could get Mick to attend. In addition to her love for dancing, Donna was an avid learner, taking swimming lessons, exercise classes, ballroom dance classes, and obtaining her solo license in flying. Being a social butterfly, she was active in the lives of her children and grandchildren, dance, church, and travel social circles, as well as the Brent family reunion.

   Survivors include her four children, Terry of Los Angeles, CA; Greg (Lori) of Hornick, IA; Cindy (Myles) Konopasek of Yankton, SD; Brett (Nichole) Drea of Ankeny, IA; ten grandchildren; Lexa, Cassi, Alex, Niki, Drew, Brennan, Brandon, Kaylee, Makenna, and Brayden, nine great-grandchildren; Colton, Mia, Ellie, Beau, Skyla, Cam, Dylan, Amelia, Casey Seuntjens; one brother Mick (Theresa) Green of Madison, SD; and one sister in law Janice (Lee) West of Barnsdall, OK.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Mick Drea; her son, Maurey; her parents; father-in-law, Matt Drea; mother-in-law, Florence (Singleman) Drea; brother-in-law, Ken Volk; sister-in-law, Gerry Volk Meylor; and nephew, Patrick Farber.

Patrick Wayne “Pat” McKenna

    (SB) - Patrick Wayne “Pat” McKenna, 71 formerly of Salix, Iowa passed away at his home in Burbank, South Dakota on September 4, 2023.
    Pat was born a twin on June 5, 1952; he was the seventh of ten children born to Edward John and Evelyn Lorene (Harmon) McKenna.
    Pat’s formative years were spent on the family farm near Salix. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Salix, and later Westwood Community Schools graduating with the class of 1971. Pat was a Vietnam era veteran enlisting in the US Army in 1972 serving as a truck and diesel mechanic. His last overseas service was in Korea. Pat was honorably discharged in 1975, and was recently honored for his service in a private ceremony with family members present. Following discharge from the Army, Pat was employed at Northwest Iowa Telephone and later FiberComm. He retired in 2014.
    Pat was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was always seen with his faithful furry companion at his side. Per his wishes, Pat was cremated and no formal service is planned. A family only celebration will be held at a later date.
    Those left to honor his memory are his three brothers, Walt, Jim and Mike (his twin), and six sisters, Mary, Kathy, Jean, Joan, Jane and Judy.

Robert “Bob” O. Butler

    (SB) - Robert O. Butler, 85 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away Thursday, August 17, 2023, at a local hospital. Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7pm Friday, September 8, 2023, at Pub 52 in Sergeant Bluff. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff.
   Robert was born February 9, 1938, in Waterville, Maine the son of Perley and Dorothy (Flagg) Butler. Robert enlisted into the United States Air Force on February 18, 1955, and was the Crew Chief. In 1968 Robert was deployed to Vietnam. He retired from Air Force in 1993 in Maintenance Control.
   He enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and was a member of the Sergeant Bluff American Legion. 
   Robert is survived by his significant other, Vicki, daughter, Julie (David) Masonbrink, two brothers, Bernard (Jean) Butler, Jon (Joan) Butler, four grandchildren, Rebecca Dvorak, Bobby Hike, III, Dustin Hike, Jena Hike and five great grandchildren, Madison, Ethan, Elaina, Matthew, Jessy.
   He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Gregg Butler.

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Michael Earl Scott

    (Salix, IA) - Michael Earl Scott passed away July 18, 2023, in his home in Maywood, Nebraska. Michael, second child of Walter Earl and Pauline Cecelia Scott, was born October 14, 1946 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. In 1950, his parents moved from Holly Springs, Iowa, to Salix, Iowa, where he attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School, and graduated from Bishop Heelan Catholic High in Sioux City, Iowa in 1964.
   That same year, 1964, he joined the U.S. Navy and served Honorably as Communications Technician on Guam, eventually transferring from Active Duty to Naval Reserve unit in northern California.
   Michael joined the U.S. Coast Guard June 30, 1971, and served until he was honorably discharged on June 29, 1977. While serving in the Coast Guard, he received the CG Meritorious Commendation, the CG Unit Commendation, and the National Defense Service Medal. 
   He lived for a time in his home town of Salix, Iowa, until he went to work for the Federal Aviation Agency, and moved to Alaska, where he traveled to various outposts repairing radar for the FAA. He loved Alaska, and was very proud to show his mother and sister Mary his beloved Alaska. He eventually  transferred to Columbus, Nebraska, still with the FAA. In late 1990s, he moved to Maywood, Nebraska, where he lived and worshipped at the Maywood First Christian Church until his death on July 18, 2023.
   He is survived by a daughter, Kierstin (Brian) Bible of Bella Vista, Arkansas, siblings Kay Frances Scott, Paul Eugene (Cyndy) Scott, Mary Louise (Duane) Herbst, all of Salix, Iowa, and Dennis James Scott, and Edwin Allen (Rachelle) Scott, both of Sloan, Iowa.
   He loved his country, loved serving his country, and he worked with the VA wherever he lived after he retired. He loved God, country, family, old books, guns and gardening. He especially loved living in Maywood, Nebraska, where his pastor, his friends and even his landlord described Michael as a very happy man. He will be remembered by all who knew him as a loving and generous man.
   Burial will take place at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Salix, IA. 

Marlin D. Amundson

   (SB) - Marlin D. Amundson, 87 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away Monday, August 7, 2023 at a local care facility. No services will be held at this time. Arrangements through Waterbury Funeral Service, Sergeant Bluff, IA.

James R. “Jim” Gibson

    (SB) - James R. “Jim” Gibson, 68 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away at his home on Monday, July 31, 2023. Service will be held 11:00am Friday, August 4, 2023 at the Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Ave. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
    Jim was born November 10, 1954 in Blue Earth, Minnesota the son of Russel and Avalda (Mueller) Gibson. He graduated in 1973 in Ledyard, Iowa. Jim was united into marriage with Catherine Eickholt on February 20, 1982. He worked at Artsway Company as a welder and then LeBlanc in Sioux City as a welder then into sales contracts for Sabre Communications, retiring in 2018.
    He enjoyed collecting sport cards, hats, and sports memorabilia. Jim loved to spend time with his family, especially his grand children.
    Jim is survived by his two sons, Daniel (Kendra) Gibson, Andrew (Gayle) Gibson, three brothers, Jerry (Pauline) Gibson, Glen (Leslie) Gibson, Keith (Barb) Gibson, sister, Carol Meyers, and two wonderful grandchildren, Karson and Marshall.
    He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Catherine in 2022, and one brother, Dean Gibson. 

Norma J. Husted

    (SB) - Norma J. Husted, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2023, in Sergeant Bluff at the age of 88.
   Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, with the Rev. Del Olivier officiating. Visitation will be with the family from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, June 12.
   Norma was born Oct. 13, 1934, to Edward A. and Alma F. (Christensen) Mohrhauser in Danbury, Iowa. She graduated from Danbury Public Schools in 1952. She worked in Omaha for a year after high school, then moved to Sioux City and worked in the Woodbury County Court House for a couple of years.
   Norma married Wayne D. Husted on Oct. 24, 1960, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sioux City. They had four children, Kent, Kevin, Kristi and Keith. Wayne passed away in June 2001.
   Norma had played clarinet throughout her high school years, and loved to be in the band. She was very involved in county fairs when her children were in 4H, and had several hundred winning ribbons from her own entries into the Woodbury County Fair for baking, sewing, flowers, gardening, and needle crafts. She loved to sew things like doll clothes and square dance dresses, and loved to make fudge, divinity, and all sorts of pies and cakes. She loved to attend county (Clay, Plymouth and Woodbury) fairs and state (Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, and Minnesota) fairs even into her golden years. She loved to dance, especially polka and square dance. She had bowled on a women's league for over 25 years. She also loved to travel on family vacations and had visited many state capital buildings.
   She worked at JCPenney for over 15 years and then cleaned houses for many Sioux City families, all of who treated her like family. She was a donor to the Siouxland Blood Bank, and had given over 20 gallons of blood through the years. She collected all types of chicken and angel collectibles, and loved dolls. Her childhood dolls were donated to the Sioux City Public Museum a few years ago, so that they can reappear in the future. She also had a fondness for giraffes after meeting them face-to-face at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, Colo. She began to travel to Colorado on a yearly basis when her daughter Kristi lived out there, and enjoyed exploring many areas of Colorado including Estes Park, The Royal Gorge, Cripple Creek, and especially the zoo to see the giraffes.
   She loved to attend parades of any kind, loved old-time country music, loved big family home-cooked dinners, and the annual Mohrhauser family reunion. She loved to decorate for all of the holidays of the year. She was an animal lover her whole life, having shared her life with numerous cats and dogs, most of which were rescued.
   She met Leo Francis Matthews at a square dance, and they married in December 2003. She moved to O'Neill, Neb., with him until she moved back to Sioux City in May 2017.
   Norma is survived by her children Kent in the Sioux City area, Kevin (Betty Jo) in Des Moines, Kristi in Sioux City, and Keith (Susan) in Tennesee; brother Gilbert "Gib" (Rosemary) Mohrhauser; seven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two stepsons Richard "Butch" and Mark (Connie).
   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wayne; brother Verdell; sister Shirley; sister Elizabeth "Liz"; and stepdaughter Donna.
   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Siouxland Humane Society.
   A huge thank-you goes to the staff at Pioneer Valley Living and Rehab in Sergeant Bluff for taking such great care of her for the past four years!

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Michael Lee Loisel

    (SB) - Michael Lee Loisel, 37 of Sioux City, Iowa passed away Thursday, July 20, 2023 at Mercy Medical Center from a Motorcycle accident. Services will be held 11:30am Saturday, July 29, 2023 at the St. Luke  Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2039 South Saint Aubin Street, Sioux City. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00am until service time at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff. 
    Michael was born September 6, 1985 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Roberta K. (Olson) and Larry Loisel, Sr. He graduated from Sergeant Bluff Luton High School in 2003. Michael and his fiancé Sasha Baker was blessed with a daughter Violet Kay-Lynn Baker-Loisel. He was employed at NOR AM Cold Storage in Le Mars, Iowa. 
    He loved to go off roading in his jeep and loved to be around his family. Michael enjoyed teaching his daughter how to fish and work on cars. 
    Michael is survived by his fiancée, Sasha Baker, daughter, Violet, mother and stepfather, Roberta “Bobbie” (Jerry) Logemann, sister, Jill (Steve) Aman, brother, Larry Loisel, Jr., all of Sergeant Bluff, IA., step-brother, Bryan (Rosie) Logemann of Council Bluffs, IA., step-sister, Kimberly Logemann of Sioux City, IA., grandmother, Donna Loisel of Sergeant Bluff, IA., and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. 
    He is preceded in death by his father, Larry W. Loisel, brother, Baby boy Loisel, grandparents, Miles and Elaine Olsen, and Alcide Loisel. 
    Michael was an organ donor; he was able to bless others through this tragedy.

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Kenneth “Kenny” W. Cleveland

    (SB) - Kenneth W. "Kenny" Cleveland, 65 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023 at a local hospital, with his family at his side. Services were held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City. Military Honors were provided by United States Air Force and American Legion Post 662.
   Kenny was born on July 1, 1957 in Onawa, Iowa the son of Warren and Betty (Shupe) Cleveland. He graduated in 1975 from the Sergeant Bluff High School. Kenny joined the Iowa Air National Guard.
   Kenny worked at Darling International from 1985-2004 and for the past 20 years at Day's Door in Sergeant Bluff, retiring earlier this year.
   Kenny enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking for his family, watching Nascar Races, and golf. He loved to watch thunderstorms roll in from the front porch with a Budweiser in his hand. You could often find him listening to music while showing off his best dance moves. He loved his four daughters and grandchildren more than anything.  
   Kenny is survived by his wife Lynne Cleveland, daughters Renee (Nate) Bauer, Kelli (Tony) Rigo, Meagan (Eric) Todd and Calina Lewis; grandchildren Aryana, Riyah, Jack, Isabelle, Ian, Collin, Bryson, Hadley, Elliana, Cash and Myles. He is also survived by his brothers Don (Carla) Cleveland, Carl Cleveland, Ron (Jane) Cleveland, Todd (Kathy) Cleveland Tim (Deb) Cleveland, his sister, Pam Smith, sister-in-law Therese and many nieces and nephews.
   He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Lloyd Cleveland.

Charles E. Hiserote

    (SB) - Charles E. “Charlie” Hiserote, 73 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at his home, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services were held at the Loving Faith Fellowship Church in Sioux City with his burial at Graceland Park Cemetery. 
   Charlie was born December 30, 1949 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Millard and Beatrice (DeVault) Hiserote. He enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17, on December 22, 1967. Charlie served in the Vietnam War receiving his honorable discharge on December 21, 1973. After his discharge from the Army, he attended WITCC and received his GED. He married Karen Evans on December 20, 1976, and in this union, they had five children.
   He worked as a painter and drywaller. He attended the Iowa State Law Enforcement Academy receiving his certificate. He went on to be a cop in Correctionville, Iowa. He had aspirations of becoming a Sioux City Police Officer, but a tragic car accident prevented him from pursuing his career in law enforcement. After two years of recuperating, he returned to painting and owned and operated his own painting company H&Y Painting. Charlie then went to WITCC to receive his CDL and drove semi for two years. He worked at Schaeff Manufacturing in the painting department. He retired in 2004 due to health issues some cause by Agent Orange.
   Charlie is survived by his wife Karen, three sons, Chris (Kelly) Hiserote, Kelly Hiserote, Charles “Mike” Hiserote, two daughters, Melody (Gilead) Ropte, April (Nick) Knox, brother, Tom (Judy) Rich, 14 grandchildren; Ian, Aria, Abigial, Gracie, Lucas, Rextyn, Ava, Elijah, Uriah, Olivia, Levi, Akira, and Peyton, step grandson, Hunter Knox, and one great grandchild, Lilah.
   He is preceded in death by his parents and four brothers; David, Walter, Tim, Paul, and five sisters; May, Luella, Maxine, Mildred, Lily.

Patricia M. 'Pattie' Hauswald

    (SB) - Patricia Marie "Pattie" Hauswald, 66, of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A Funeral Mass was held July 17, 2023 at St. Boniface Catholic Church with visitation on July 16, 2023 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will be at Omaha Valley Cemetery in Homer, Nebraska.
   Pattie was born on May 9, 1957 in Sioux City, to Harold and Bernice (Martineck) Chamberlain. She graduated from West High School. She also went to Western Iowa Tech Community College and graduated with Associates Degrees in Psychology, Paralegal, and Buisness. On February 14th, 1976 she married John Hauswald.
   She was a dental assistant for Dr. Tom Tiedemen for 17yrs. Around 2001 she was involved with Siouxland Youth Hockey as a team mom and later became the President. She later worked in the Musketeers office.
   Pattie loved her roses outside the house and many plants inside the house. Summer vacations and going to national parks were a must. She also loved all kinds of cool cars. She was an amazing mother.
   Survivors include her husband, John Hauswald of Sergeant Bluff; her son Joseph; her sister Diane Bobier of Des Moines. A nephew Ben Bobier and his wife Crystal also of Des Moines. An aunt, Ada Marht, of Illinois and many cousins.
   Pattie was preceded in death by her parents: Harold “Babe” and Bernice Chamberlain of Sioux City; and brother, Ron Chamberlain of Sioux City.

Paula A Wagner

    (SB) - Paula A. Wagner, 96 of Salix, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 20, 2023 at a local hospital. Services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2023 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with her burial at Memorial Park Cemetery. 
       She was born to John and Kathryn Wanderscheid on August 6th, 1926, in Pipestone, Minnesota. When Paula was 8 years old her family moved to Sioux City, Iowa.
   Paula had fond memories of attending East High School and working at Martin Davidsons during World War II. During this time she met the love of her life Wallace Lial Wagner. Paula and Wally got married on July 26th, 1945 shortly after Wally was Honorably Discharged from the US Army. They began their journey of farming by purchasing their first farm in Westfield, Iowa. Together on this farm they raised five children.
   In 1957 Paula and Wally purchased a farm in Salix, Iowa where together they cleared the land making the way for future corn and bean crops. There was not a piece of equipment on the farm that Paula couldn’t operate and work on. While Wally worked off of the farm to bring in the income for the family Paula was the true farm wife taking care of not only the farm animals but doing any job necessary to keep the farm going strong. Wally passed away in January of 1992. Paula continued maintaining and living on their farm until the day of her passing.
   Paula loved spending time with her family and friends who were always welcomed and never left the farm hungry!
   Over the course of the years, she was proud that her and Wally were foster parents to 22 children, some of which still kept in touch with her.
   Paula was a devoted member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix for 66 years.
   Paula is survived by her children Gloria Burris of Ontario, California, Paul (Carman) Wagner of Salix, Iowa, Wally (Connie) Wagner of Salix, Iowa, Jim (Judy) Wagner of Camden, Tennessee, Beverly (Adel “Shorty”) McNamara of Winnemucca, Nevada, 15 grandchildren, 27 Great grandchildren, Foster-son Jim Ebert of Hinton, Iowa and many special nieces and nephews.
   Paula was proceeded in death by her husband, Wallace Wagner, her parents, brother Bob Wanderscheid, sisters Mary Erickson and Patricia Sinanovich, son-in-law Eldon Burris, grandsons Mark Burris and Jimmy Wagner and granddaughter Carrie Burris.

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Janice C. “Jan” Brown

    (SB) - Janice C. “Jan” Brown, 80 of Sergeant Bluff, departed this world to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 30, 2023.
    Funeral Services will be held 11 am Thursday, July 6th at the Morningside Lutheran Church.
Visitation 4-7 pm at the Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Avenue, with a Prayer Service at 7 pm. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska.
    Janice was born on October 3, 1942, in Hastings, Nebraska, the daughter of Carl and Alice (Anderson) Grothen. During part of her youth the family lived in California where Carl was stationed with the Army. The family moved back to Hastings, and Jan graduated from the Hastings High School in 1960. Jan attended one year at Hastings College, then graduated in 1962 from LPN school in Kearney, Nebraska, having earned her LPN.
    While attending college in Kearney, Jan met the love of her life, Vernon Fred Brown. They were united in marriage on January 5, 1963, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings, Nebraska. From this union two children were born, Michael Grant Brown on June 9, 1964 and Marsha Gayle Brown on October 11, 1967. 
    Jan graduated in 1980 from St. Joseph School of Nursing with her RN degree. Over the years she worked at the Sioux City hospitals, Matney Nursing homes, and also during part of those years was a stay at home mom. In 1984, Jan accepted the position of Nurse Director at the Dakota County Health Department, retiring in 2000, after 16 years.
    Jan treasured time spent with her family, she liked to sew, quilt, garden, camp, cook and read. She was a member of the Morningside Lutheran Church, and enjoyed serving the Lord. 
    Jan is survived by her husband, Vernon; two children, Mike (Shelly) Brown of Missouri Valley, Iowa and Marsha (Troy) Miller of Mount Juliet, Tennessee; seven grandchildren, Michael (Linsey) Brown, Jr., Matthew (Annemarie) Brown, Madison Brown, Benjamin (Julia) Miller, Brandon Miller, Baylie Miller, and Bethany Miller; four great-grandchildren, Paisley, Hudson, Elijah and Lenora Brown; her half sister Carma Winder, and step sister Marie (Bill) Buckley, other relatives and many friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Susan Marie Wilson

    (SB) - Susan Marie Wilson, 70 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023 at her home, surrounded by the love of her family. Services will be held 11:00am Monday, May 22, 2023 at the Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Ave. Visitation will be held 4-7pm Sunday, May 21 at the funeral home.
    Susan was born April 2, 1953 in Fairbanks, AK. the daughter of Harold and Donna (Brodersen) Flom. In 1971 she graduated from Coleridge High School. After high school she received her LPN and in 1994 she graduated from Saint Luke’s School of Nursing, to become a RN.  She worked in all aspects of nursing locally in Sioux City.  Her passion for new surroundings and adventure, led her to travel nursing.  Arizona, Colorado, California, and Des Moines were just a few of her favorite destinations.  She eventually settled in Des Moines at Veterans Affairs Hospital as a hospice nurse where she retired in 2020.
    Susan married the love of her life David C. Wilson on August 15, 1977. David later passed on October 6, 1997. Susan enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids and great grandkids. She loved to crochet blankets for her family and friends.
    She is survived by her son, David (Megan) Wilson, three daughters: Shanna (Jarvis) Horn, Laura (Art) Wilson, and Charo (John) Conner, 11grandchildren: Brielle, Hunter, Joshua, Xander, Elijah, Aaron, Kyler, Tiffany, Dakota, Sidney, Michael, and 10 great grandchildren: Areya, Dionne, Charlea, Ayce, Aspen, Nash, Ava, Gage, Quinn, and Rylan, and best friend, Vicki Simon. 
    Susan is preceded in death by her husband, David C. Wilson, parents, Harold and Donna Flom, sister, Sharol Flom, brother, Kirk Flom and grandson, Sidney Conner, and granddaughter, Camille Wilson. 

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Carol I. (Stinger) Bauernfeind

    (SB) - Carol I. (Stinger) Bauernfeind, 101 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away peacefully Thursday, May 11, 2023 at a local hospital. 
    Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Community United Methodist Church in Sergeant Bluff. Burial will be at Graceland Park Cemetery.
    Carol was born on May 31, 1921 in Silver Creek Township, Nebraska, the daughter of Louis and Flossie (Fowler) Benscoter. She married Wayne Stinger. He passed away in 1972. She later married Louis Bauernfeind. He passed away in 2015. Carol was a farm wife and enjoyed her flower garden. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church. Family was everything to Carol and she will be remembered by her kind heart, quick wit, and tenacity.
    Carol is survived by her daughter Carolyn Lau and her sons Darrell (Marlene) Stinger, Ralph Stinger, Craig (Monica) Stinger; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands Wayne and Louis; son Lloyd Stinger; son-in-law Bob Lau; daughter-in-law Bobbi Stinger; three sisters, Dorotha Reinert, Louise Bertrand and Phyllis Roberts; brother, Louis Benscoter.

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Cecile P. Krier

    (SB) - Cecile P. Krier, 101, of Sergeant Bluff, 20 days away from her 102nd birthday, passed away surrounded by her family.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery.  
   Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel is handling the arrangements.  Online condolences may be made to
   Cecile was born on May 12, 1921, in Quimby, IA., to Chris and Blanche (Powell) Conley.  Cecile married Martin P. Krier on July 9, 1938.  They were married for 65 years.  She worked at Zenith (formerly Wincharger) and at the Sioux City Community School District as a bus aide for many years before retiring in her 80’s.  
   Cecile loved to cook, clean, and go camping with her family and friends.  In her later years, she would stay busy playing on her IPAD.  She liked to stay in touch with her family through Facebook and Facetime.  She also liked playing games like solitaire, mahjong and word search puzzles that were her hobby.  Her mind was very sharp!  She sure enjoyed having people stop by to visit.  Mom was known for RED being her favorite color!
   Those left to honor her memory include her children: Ken Krier, McCook Lake, SD, Randy (Nancy) Krier, Lubbock, TX, Gloria Johnson, Sergeant. Bluff, Rick (Judy) Krier, Sioux City; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
   She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Martin Krier; son, Dennis Krier; granddaughter, Konnie Krier; sisters: Opal Cowan and Betty Camarigg; and daughters-in-law: Marge and Mary Krier.

Andree Lee Tollefson

        (SB) - Andree Lee Tollefson, 82, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Waterloo, passed away Thursday, June 8th at Pinnacle Specialty Care, Cedar Falls, IA.

        Andree was born June 10, 1940, in Sioux City and is the daughter of Lowell and Viola Christiansen Lindberg. She married Don Tollefson on December 20th, 1959, in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. She was employed as a clerk with the Woodbury County ASCS for 15 years, retiring in 1979.

        Andree enjoyed golf, bowling, gardening, cooking, and caring for her fur babies, Mitzi, and Susie.

        Survivors include her husband, Don; a sister, Mary Ann Shupe of Sergeant Bluff, IA; and her sister-in-law, Karen Lindberg of Sergeant Bluff, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

                She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Richard Lindberg.

   Online condolences may be left at

John F. Gill

    (SB) - John F. Gill, 96, of Sergeant Bluff, passed away on Friday, May 5 at his home. 
   Services were held Friday May 12 at St. Patrick’s Church in Jackson, NE., with Father Jim Kramper officiating.  
   Visitation was held Thursday May 11 with family present and a vigil service at Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City. Burial was at St. John’s Cemetery in Jackson.
   John “Jack” Francis Gill was born in rural Ponca, NE., on April 29, 1927.  His family moved to a farm south of Jackson in 1930.  
   Jack began kindergarten at St. Catherine’s Academy in Jackson.  After the flood of 1940, the school became Jackson Public School, and Jack graduated in May 1945 from the same building where he started.  While attending school Jack would take off six weeks at a time to help with planting and picking corn.  Jack and his friends also worked in the packing house while still in high school.  They would hitchhike from Jackson to work during the week and all day on Saturdays. 
   Jack enlisted in the Navy before his 18th birthday but the Navy allowed him to finish high school.  He arrived at bootcamp five days after graduation where he trained at the Great Lakes Naval Academy for the expected invasion of Japan.  He was in his last week of bootcamp when the war ended in Japan.  During his two-and-a-half-year stint in the Navy he spent most of his time on the west coast, running a chipping hammer or grinder.    
   Jack met the true love of his life, Margaret Olson while home on leave in October of 1945. They later married in Doon, IA.  To this union was born four sons and two daughters:  David L Gill (Lee) of North Sioux City, SD, Patrick F Gill, of Sergeant Bluff, Thomas J Gill, of Parker, CO., Kenneth D Gill of Oak Park, IL., Janet G (Tim) Lowe of St. Louis, MO., and Carol J Meredith of Sergeant Bluff.  
   Margaret died on Feb. 25, 2012. 
   After his Naval discharge Jack returned home to Jackson. He worked in construction and at the age of 21 he went to work on the railroad in Chicago. From 1948 to 1956, he worked as much as possible on the railroad, but filled in with jobs at packing houses, iron-working and construction.  He worked on the Gavins Point dam during the summer of 1955 for 3 months. When a steady job on the railroad became available in 1956, he went to work there full-time, completing his 45-year career as a brakeman/switchman, with retirement in June of 1993.
   At the age of 66, Jack then began his favorite hobby as a homebuilder.  He built more than a dozen homes with lots of help from sons Pat and Tom, grandsons Ben, Chris and Michael and with financial backing from his brother Leonard Gill.  Jack laid block for the foundations for all of the houses he built. During this time, he also helped remodel several houses and put on new roofs for many family members. Jack’s friends and neighbors always knew they could count on his help for mowing lawns, shoveling walks and many home construction projects.  He spent his 85th birthday pouring walls before finally retiring for good. 
   Jack and Margaret were able to travel extensively both in the United States and elsewhere.  They took several trips to Europe, seeing the UK, Ireland, Norway, and Russia.  Jack was able to visit the Village of Street in County Westmeath, Ireland, where his paternal grandfather Patrick Gill was born and baptized.  
   Jack loved spending time with his family and was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
   Jack spent most of his adult life in Sioux City, moving to South Sioux City in 1999 to build houses.  He moved to Sergeant Bluff in 2017. 
   Jack is survived by two brothers Michael Gill (Joyce) of Sioux City, Joseph (Millie) of Jackson, NE, a sister Rose Murphy of Southwick, MA., and 16 grandchildren Benjamin Gill (Cydney), Shannon Gill Engel (Mike), Brendan Gill (Shelby), Christopher Meredith (Theresa) of Sioux City, Tessa Gill of Bakersfield, CA, Alyssa Gill Ott of Omaha, Ann Lowe (Sangjun) of Cape Girardeau, MO., Grace Lowe Rutkowski (Jesse) of St. Louis, MO., Shelley Lowe of Christ Church, New Zealand, Nicole Meredith Young (Craig) of Phoenix, AZ., Shelby Meredith Dougherty (Andy), and Keely Gill Johnson (Johnny) of Des Moines, IA., Keith Gill and  Konnor Gill of Denver, CO., Emily Gill of Brooklyn, NY., and Kristin Gill of Minneapolis, MN., and 19 great grandchildren.  
   He was preceded in death by his parents (James Gill and Mary Merchant Gill), his wife Margaret, four brothers, Harold, Donald, Leonard, David Gill and three sisters Florence (Gill) Branch, Mary Ann (Gill) Mahon, Theresa (Gill) Bateman, and two grandchildren, Michael Meredith and Kelly Jo Meredith. 
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Cemetery in Jackson, NE care of Ron Gill. 

Brandon D. Jacobson 

    (SB) - Brandon David Jacobson, age 43, of Sergeant Bluff (formerly of Mapleton, IA.) passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023, at the MercyOne Siouxland Regional Medical Center of Sioux City.
   A Funeral Service was held Monday, May 8, 2023, at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton. Rev. Nathan Peitsch officiated. Committal services followed in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Mapleton.
   A Visitation was held Sunday, May 7, 2023, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton.
   The Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online
   Brandon David Jacobson was born on March 10, 1980, in Onawa, IA., the youngest son of Bruce and Rosetta (Ladwig) Jacobson. He grew up in Mapleton and was baptized and confirmed at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton.
   Brandon attended Maple Valley High School graduating with the class of 1998. His brothers gifted him the nickname “Big Wax” when he was in grade school, and he answered to it the rest of his days. Brandon was very competitive in sports, beginning with t-ball and continuing through college. One of his fondest memories was winning the “Best Calves” contest when he was in high school. Brandon was a member of the varsity basketball team that made it to state during his senior season and also was a part of the baseball team.
   After high school Brandon received a scholarship to attend Northwestern College in Orange City, IA., and play basketball for the Red Raiders. In 2001 his team won the national NAIA championship and in 2002 they reached the final four, where they lost to the eventual champions. His college teammates bestowed the nickname “Big Daddy” on Brandon due to his tough-on-the-outside, soft-hearted manner. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern in 2002.
   During college Brandon was employed by Pizza Ranch as a manager, where he proved to be a very successful employee. Later he worked as a loan officer at several banks and was most recently employed as an underwriter.
   While attending college Brandon met Alie Zeman. They married after graduation and had two children together, Avery and Jalee. The couple later parted ways.
   In 2019 Brandon was introduced to his future fiancée, Taylor Swedlund. They combined their families and added daughter, Marli, to complete their “Brandon Bunch”.
   Collecting sports cards was one of Brandon’s favorite hobbies and he shared this passion with his son. He was a big Chiefs fan and loved to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball team play. One of his favorite things to do was to attend his kids’ sporting events and just hang out with his many friends.
   Left to cherish his memory include his fiancée Taylor Swedlund of Sergeant Bluff; children Avery Jacobson, Jalee Jacobson and Marli Jacobson; stepchildren Savannah Angerman, Cash Meyer and Ophelia Meyer; father Bruce Jacobson of Mapleton; brother Scott (Andrea) Jacobson of Mapleton; Grandmother Helen Ladwig of Battle Creek, IA; nieces Caitlyn and Natalie Jacobson and nephew Liam Jacobson; along with many other extended family members and countless wonderful friends.
   He was preceded in death by his mother Rose Jacobson; brothers Thomas Jacobson and Jon Jacobson; and grandparents Robert and Fern Jacobson and Melvin Ladwig.

Barbara Jean Maxfield

    (SB) - Barbara Jean Maxfield, 79, of Sergeant Bluff died unexpectedly Thursday, April 20, 2023, at her home.
   Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel where the family will receive guests. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday at the Mater Dei Parish - Immaculate Conception Catholic Church followed by a lunch in the church parish. The Rite of Committal will be attended by family only. Online condolences may be sent to
   Barb was born on May 22, 1943, in Chisholm, Minn., the daughter of Hazard (Jack) and Jessie (Brewer) Sheffield. As an infant, she moved with her family to Sioux City, where she attended school and graduated from East High School in 1961. She also achieved her associate degree from Western Iowa Tech in the early 1980s.
   Barb and former husband, Garry Maxfield, were married in 1963 and had four children together. They were very active in Morningside Little and Senior Leagues. Barb was part owner of the Bridal Suite in the 1970s. She worked at IBP for 22 years and ended her career at US Bank in 2015.
   Barb was an active member of Nativity Catholic Church where she volunteered in several church activities including the Reader of God's Word and Minister of Holy Communion. She was an avid lover of all sports and a cheerleading grandma for 16 years. She loved attending Senior Fit and was on a mission to start walking with her new pup, JJ, twice a day.
   She is survived by three sons and one daughter, Ken (Val) Maxfield of Sergeant Bluff, Doug (Tammy) Maxfield of West Des Moines, Rick (Staci) Maxfield of Sergeant Bluff, and Julee (Darrick) White of New Berlin, Wis.; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy (Kylie) Maxfield, Kelsey Maxfield and Paul Koskovich, Adam (Krissy) Edwards, Alysha Maxfield and Corry Roth, Jason (Heather) Edwards, Austin Maxfield, Alexandria Doletina, Alex (Lucas) Baker, Nicolas Maxfield and Maddie Sanders, Calista White, Cailyn White; and 10 great grandchildren, Knox and Maddox Koskovich, Mason and Aden Maxfield, Macy and Mac Malone, Mila and Miles Edwards, Cade Roth, and Charlotte Baker.
   Memorials may be directed to Nativity Church of Mater Dei or Noah's hope.

Thomas J. Bures

    (SB) - It is with great sadness that the Bures family of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, announce the passing of Thomas J. Bures, age 61, on April 8, surrounded by his wife, Donajean, and children, Bobbi, Madeline, and Thomas.
   Tom graduated from Lake Andes High School in 1980 and continued to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Business at Northern State College and Briar Cliff College graduating with honors in 1995.  Tom began working in the meat packing industry in 1987, working “the gang” up to Product Manager and Sales at John Morrell and Curly’s (Smithfield Foods) in Sioux City, Iowa, for over 32 years and most recently, Premium Iowa Pork in Hospers, Iowa.
   Tom married the love of his life, Donajean, in 1985 and together had three beautiful, loving children Bobbi, Thomas, and Madeline.  Tom was a devoted Catholic and attended Nativity Catholic Parish in Sioux City, Iowa.  He lectured for many years until his illness forced him to stop. Tom loved to make people laugh and as we all know, his quick wit and sense of humor took us all off guard. Tom loved his children and was a spectacular Dad. 
   Tom loved taking his son Thomas hunting in South Dakota at the Full Choke Lodge and driving the Suburban.  Thomas and Tom often had breakfast dates which left nothing but great memories and fun conversation.  Tom was so proud of Thomas and his abilities as a handyman and fixer upper.
   Bobbi, his oldest daughter, followed in her dad’s footsteps and chose a career in Human Resources with Smithfield Foods in Sioux City, Iowa.  Tom would rock Bobbi to sleep as a baby and sing “Golden Slumbers” by The Beatles.  Together they shared a love for music, vinyl records, and finding deals at auction sales.
   Madeline surprised us with wanting to learn how to fly.  She asked her dad to come with her on her first flight with an instructor and they both had a blast.  Madeline will continue to fly to the clouds with her Dad by her side.  Tom and Madeline also loved a friendly competition during March Madness with a DQ blizzard and bragging rights as the winning prize.
   Tom enjoyed hunting on the Bures family farm with his siblings and his annual fishing trip with friends.  We cannot forget to mention the beloved dogs in Tom’s life, Bruno, Jack, Mange, Buddy, Geno, and his best friend, our dear Ruby girl, who loved Tom more than anything.
   Tom is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donajean, daughters Bobbi and Madeline, and son Thomas.  Brothers Frank, Ernie Ray, Richard, and sisters JoAnn, Marilyn, Helen (Babe), and Kathryn; several nieces and nephews.  Tom was greeted into heaven by his father Ernie, his mother Irene, his sister Leona, his brother Ed, and his stepsister Alona.  If we had to guess, he is joining his friends Charlie Bromander and Jim Malek for a glass of Peter Vella Burgundy with ice and a round of poker.
   In lieu of flowers, Tom’s wishes are to make donations to your favorite animal shelter in his name.

Marilyn W. Webner

    (SB) - Marilyn W. Webner, 91 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her family. Services will be held 2:00pm Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at the Community United Methodist Church in Sergeant Bluff. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. 
   Marilyn Wynette Webner, age 91, passed away at home with family by her side on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Marilyn was born and raised in rural Nevada, Iowa. She graduated from Nevada High School in 1949. She attended Simpson College and the University of Northern Iowa where she obtained an elementary education degree and a master’s degree in reading. She taught in Zearing Elementary School in Zearing, Iowa and Cedar Heights Elementary School in Cedar Falls throughout her career.
   She married Robert Dalziel in 1951. Their marriage was blessed with two children, Bob and Kathy. The family spent most of their years living in Cedar Falls, Iowa. After Robert passed, Marilyn was blessed to find love again when she met Dennis Webner in 1973 and they were married that year. Like Marilyn, Dennis was widowed and had two young sons, Chris (age 5) and Steve (age 1). With the marriage, she left her teaching career and embraced the boys, raising them as her own, legally adopting them in 1975.
   The family spent most of their years together in Mapleton, Iowa, and eventually Sergeant Bluff after retirement. In her free time Marilyn enjoyed playing piano and guitar, reading, and most of all spending time with family. She had a patient and kind heart and was very generous in sharing with those less fortunate than her. She loved animals, had a strong faith in God, and never spoke an unkind word. She was a true lady. Marilyn was a participating member of the Community United Methodist Church of Sergeant Bluff. She participated in many church committees and circles through the years.
   Marilyn is survived by her adoring husband, Dennis, as well as children: Bob (Lorraine) Dalziel of Omaha, NE; Kathy (Leonard) Luebker of Columbus, NE; Chris (Lauri) Webner of Panora, Iowa; and Steve (Stacie) Webner of Le Mars, Iowa. She was loved by her many grandchildren: Karin Dalziel (Geoff Balliet); Melissa Dalziel (Josh Vaughn); Cassandra Dalziel (Heath Mitchell); Joshua (Sarah) Luebker; Luke, Matthew, and Grace Webner; Colton (Josie) Webner; and Cade Webner.  She was also blessed with cherished great-grandchildren: Taylor Dalziel, Aidan Holt, Hudson Luebker, and Iyla Webner. She was also loved by brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. 
   Marilyn is joined in death by her first husband, Robert Dalziel, and parents Raymond and Jessie (Tollefson) Hubbard.

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Jerald L. (Jerry) Newman

    (Salix, IA) - Jerald L. (Jerry) Newman, 64 of Salix, Iowa passed Thursday, April 6, 2023, at a local hospital, surrounded by his family. Services will be held 10:30am Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa. Burial will in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
   Jerry was born January 8, 1959, in Tulsa, Oklahoma the son of James and Maxine (Schleis) Newman. The family moved to Boone, Iowa in 1963, and later moved to the Siouxland area until settling in Salix, Iowa in 1967. Jerry attended the St. Joseph Catholic School in Salix and graduated from Westwood High School in 1977.
   Jerry married Shirley Sherwood in February of 1984 and later divorced. In this union three children were born Tyler, Ashlee and Matthew.
   Jerry worked for Chesterman’s for numerous years until his health declined in 1995. He was then disabled related to heart problems.
   He enjoyed fishing, camping, wood-working and watching old Western movies. He also enjoyed watching football and was a big Minnesota Vikings fan. He loved spending time with his friends, family, and especially his grandchildren.
   Jerry is survived by his daughter Ashlee (Drew) Cookman, and son Matthew (Kelsie Jensen) both of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, two brothers, CDR James D. (Patty) Newman of San Diego, California, LCOL Jeffrey D. (Veronica) Newman of Sacramento, California, and two sisters, Jana S. (Dave) Drew of Lawton, Iowa, and Jolene M. Newman of Salix.
   Jerry is survived by 5 grandchildren, Jack, Haleigh, and Bennett Cookman, and Harper and Elliot Newman.
   He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Jack W. Newman, and son, Tyler R. Newman.

John Jay Yates

  John Jay Yates of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away on Friday, March 31, 2023, at the age of 71, following a long battle with cancer.  He passed away in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his family. There will be no funeral services or visitation held at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff. 
  John was born on December 18, 1951 in Sioux City, Iowa to Fred and Mildred Yates.  For most of his life he enjoyed being outside as much as possible, including fishing and hunting.  He also loved working with his hands while doing woodworking and construction.
   In his later life, he met the love of his life, Judy, and the two were married in 2005.  They lived a happy life together for over 18 years.  One of their favorite things to do together was to spend time with their grandchildren.  Being a loving and kind father and grandfather was very important to John, and there is no doubt that he wholeheartedly loved his family.
  In addition to his wife, Judy, and his three children Tiffany Danhof, John (Shana)Yates, and Sam (Jenny)Yates, John is also survived by his siblings, Fred (Janice) Yates, Gary (Mary) Yates, and Jackie (Chuck) Hinrichsen and his grandchildren, Tristen and Tanner Danhof, Max Yates, and Sophia Yates.  
  He was preceded in passing by his parents, Fred (Mildred) Yates and his brother Art Yates.  

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Patricia L. Curry

  Patricia L. Curry, 76, of Sergeant Bluff, IA, formerly of Sioux City, IA passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2023. Services will be held 10:30 Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Morningside Assembly of God in Sioux City. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff. 
   Patricia was born on October 1, 1946 to Mary and A.P. Idso in Sioux City, IA. She graduated from East High School in 1964. In her youth she had a horse that she enjoyed riding, and dogs that she trained and competed with in 4-H county and state fairs for obedience and showmanship. 
Patricia married Patrick Curry, her loving husband of 47 years, on August 16, 1975. Patrick and Patricia had 3 children, Michael, Mary, and Aaron. Patricia later attended Morningside College and received her bachelor’s degree in Religion and Indian Studies. She received her Master’s degree in religion from Creighton University. 
   She is survived by her husband Patrick, her son Mike and his wife Jenny and their children Dylan and Rebecca of Eden Prairie, MN, daughter Mary Andersen and her husband Tony and their children Kara and Abby of Sergeant Bluff, IA, and son Aaron and his son Maximus of Sioux City, IA. Patricia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
  Patricia was preceded in death by her parents.

John Howard Baker

    (SB) - John Howard Baker, age 86, of Livingston, Texas passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa on March 20, 1937. He was the son of Howard and Marion Baker. John graduated from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School in 1956. He was married to Anne Morris Baker for 63 years. 
   John spent a life long career in aviation. First as a Captain in the US Air Force for 11 years then as a Pilot for United Airlines for the next 26 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Retired United Pilots Association. 
   His passions included fishing, golf, hiking and photography. 
   John is survived by his wife, Anna Morris Baker; daughter, Michelle (Jorge) Garcia; grandchildren, Dylan Garcia and James Garcia; brothers and sister, Elbert (E.B.) Baker, Virginia Baker and Charles Baker. John was preceded in death by his son, Michael, and two sisters, Elaine Parisi and Carolyn Smith. 
   Services to celebrate the life of John Howard Baker will be held 10:30 AM on Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at the Houston National Cemetery with full military honors. 
   The family is being assisted by Forest Park South Funeral Home 12650 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland, Texas 77584 (832)553-0160. 

Darla Mae Card

Darla Mae Card, 79, Sergeant Bluff, passed Saturday, March 11, 2023. Services were held March 17 at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel with the burial set for a later date in Westfork Township Cemetery, Climbing Hill, Iowa.

Shyla D. Jones

    (SB) - Shyla D. Jones, 49, Sergeant Bluff, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at a local hospital.
   Funeral Services will be at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation, with family present, will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at
   Shyla was born on Feb. 18, 1974 in Bloomington, Ind. to Craig and Rita (Bartelt) Roeder. She grew up in Bloomington until her 20's, lived for a brief time in Sioux City, and returned to Indiana. Shyla resumed her love and life with her lifelong partner, Don Jones, back in Siouxland. For the better part of her adult life, she was a homemaker.
   Shyla enjoyed cooking, camping, traveling, anything to do with family and was very hands-on with her grandchildren. She collected and loved garden gnomes, which can be found throughout her home.
   Shyla is survived by her husband, Donald "Don" Jones of Sergeant Bluff; children, Carrie (Bobby) Birdsell, Jeffrey Webb, Jordan (Kaylee) Webb, Travis Jones, and Christopher Jones; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandbaby on the way; and father, Craig (Lisa) Roeder.
   Shyla was preceded in death by her mother, Rita Roeder; paternal grandfather, Paul Roeder; paternal grandmother, Betty Wade; and both of her maternal grandparents.

Gerele Eli Jones

    (SB) - Gerele Eli Jones of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa was born June 30, 1972 in Wayne, Nebraska to Harold Sr. and Margaret (Kavanaugh) Jones. He passed away unexpectedly at his home February 24, 2023.
   Gerele attended Tekamah-Herman Schools and graduated in 1991.
   Gerele loved his family, his children and his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching all their sports. He loved working on old pickups. He was a jack-of-all-trades: construction, remodeling, farming and mechanics. He was a hard worker; no project was too big for him. When someone needed help, he was right there to lend a hand.
   Gerele married Angela Anderson in December 2007.
   He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Jones, Sr.; grandparents, Gerele and Ardell Kavanaugh, Eli and Lela Jones.
   He is survived by his mother, Margaret (Ron Brooks) Jones of Tekamah; girlfriend, Ashley Monet of Sergeant Bluff; Angela Jones of Le Mars, IA; children: Dalton (Taylor) Jones of Blair, NE, Eva (Kevin Schaffer) Henderson of Olivet, SD, Gabrielle (Angel Zamarripa) Jones of Tekamah, Gunner Jones of Sergeant Bluff; stepchildren: Lavery (Chaeli Weitzel) Anderson of Le Mars, Loghan (Angie Nicodemus) Anderson of Sioux City, IA, Lilly (Dillon Lamb) Anderson of Allen, NE, Nora Rogers of Sergeant Bluff; grandchildren: Brody, Everly and Indy Jones, Aspen Johnson and Walker Schaeffer, Gianna Zamarripa, Brecken Anderson, Baylen Anderson, Kyler Petersen, Brenleigh Anderson; siblings: Curtiss (Kathy) Jones of Omaha, NE, Julie (Greg) Goll of Tekamah, Harold Jones, Jr. of Tekamah, Michael (Stephanie) Jones of Tekamah; many nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; friends.

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Anne F. Morrison 

    (SB) - Anne F. Morrison, 85 of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at a local care facility. Services will be held 11:00 am March 31 at the Community United Methodist Church in Sergeant Bluff. Burial will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until 11:00 am at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff. 
   Anne was born February 21, 1938, in Sioux City, Iowa the daughter of Dr. Lloyd and Frances (Hood) Fymbo. She graduated from Sergeant Bluff High School in 1956. Anne continued her education, majoring in Art and minoring in Home Economics at Wayne State and ultimately graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in 1960. Anne married her high school sweetheart Bruce Morrison on June 26, 1960, at the Community United Methodist Church in Sergeant Bluff. Together they had four children, Jeffrey Alan, Gregory Bruce, Laura Anne, and Jay Edward. Anne and Bruce honeymooned in Colorado, and in 2010 they returned on their 50th wedding anniversary.
   In 1977 Anne and her husband Bruce decided to open Morrison Printing Company in Sergeant Bluff to do commercial printing. Anne was in charge of keeping the books and running the office.  A little while later they saw the need in the community for a local newspaper and began publishing the Sergeant Bluff Advocate on September 14, 1978. Anne added reporter and chief proofreader to her list of duties. Anne and Bruce were inseparable working side by side for 26 years before selling the advocate and retiring in 2003.
   Anne showed her love and talent for art every chance she got.  She loved dying Easter Eggs with her children and grandchildren, often using crayons and masking tape in addition to traditional dyes.  She was a talented seamstress and also loved making beautiful handmade cards to commemorate special events.
   Anne was a lifelong resident of Sergeant Bluff and showed her love for her community by volunteering at many school, church, and community events. Anne and Bruce were Charter Members of the Sergeant Bluff Kiwanis Club.  She was very involved in organizing and running the gift shop for the annual St. Luke’s Santa’s House.
   Anne is survived by her sons; Jeffrey (Stephanie) of Spirit Lake Iowa, Gregory (Lori) of Le Mars, Iowa, and Jay (Joanna) of Sergeant Bluff Iowa, sister, Linda Terry, five grandchildren, Leah Anne, Emily Rose, Joshua Logan, Zachary Jay, and Daniel Thomas, and four great grandchildren Noah, Magdalena, Evelyn, and Moses. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Bruce, daughter, Laura, two sisters, Joan Millis, Connie O’Meara and her brother, Dr. Stephen Fymbo.

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Edward Ernest Lamoureux 

    (Salix) - Edward Ernest Lamoureux, 86, of Salix, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 20, 2023, at a hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.
   Edward Ernest Lamoureux was born in Sloan, Iowa, on July 8, 1936, to Milford and Leona (LaCroix) Lamoureux. He graduated from St. Joseph School, Salix, Iowa, in 1954. Edward married Dorothy E. Lussier at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salix, Iowa, on June 27, 1956.
   He started working for the Iowa State Highway Commission as an engineering aide in the construction department on August 1, 1956, and later transferred to the materials department on January 1, 1965. Edward was promoted to supervisor in the materials department of the Iowa Department of Transportation in 1979. Edward joined the Salix Volunteer Fire Department on August 5, 1960. He was assistant chief for many years and taught first aid classes for the American Red Cross. He was the Mayor of Salix, Iowa, from 1978-1981. Edward was a Member of Loyal Order of Moose, Eagles, and Knights of Columbus. He retired from the Iowa Department of Transportation on June 30, 1994.
   Ed loved to go golfing and fishing. He enjoyed 28 winters in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, where he had made many friends. Edward spent his summers watching the grandkids play sports.
   Survivors include his wife of 66 years Dorothy Lamoureux, of Salix, Iowa; three daughters, Vicki and Jerry Ames of Austin, Minnesota, Sherri and Daniel Salmon of Sioux City, Iowa, and Jodi and Jim Clark of Sioux City, Iowa; grandchildren, Char-Lynn and Lee Ramsey, Stephany Kerr (Tony), Chad Kerr (Beth), Joey Salmon, Jennifer Myers, Cody and Catherine Clark, Lacey Clark, Mason and Izzy Lamoureux, Sarah and Jesse Elliot; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Larry “Mike” Lamoureux of Salix, Iowa; two sisters, Darlene “Bunny” McLarty of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, and Marilee Thelan of North Sioux City, South Dakota; sisters-in-law, Gerrie Lamoureux of Whiting, Iowa, and Paula Lamoureux of Bullhead City, Arizona; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Milford and Leona (LaCroix) Lamoureux; parent-in-laws, Joseph and Daisy (Cain) Lussier; son, Dennis Lamoureux; brothers, Lowell and Bonnie Lamoureux, Robert Lamoureux, and Raymond Lamoureux; sister, Marilyn Lamoureux; sisters-in-law, Donna Lamoureux, Sue Lamoureux, and Joanne and Wayne Preul; and brother-in-law, Sam McLarty.
   A funeral mass was 10:30 A.M. Friday, February 24, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salix, Iowa, with Father Michael Erpelding, celebrant, officiating. A live stream of the service was posted on the Goslar Funeral Home website with Edward’s obituary. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Salix, Iowa. A visitation was 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, February 23, 2023, with a scriptural wake service at 7:00 P.M. at the church. Arrangements were under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa.
   Condolences may be left online for the family at

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Lonnie A. Slaughter

    (SB) - Lonnie A. Slaughter, 84, of Sergeant Bluff passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2023 at a local hospital.
   Services were held Thursday (Feb. 16) at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City with Rev. David Halaas officiating. Visitation was Wednesday with a Prayer Service at the church. Burial was at Lyons Cemetery in Lyons, NE. 
   Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be given at
   Lonnie was born July 24, 1938, in Pender, NE., the son of Buck and Melba (Powley) Slaughter. He grew up on a farm east of Rosalie, where he helped with farming, milking cows and when time permitted hunting coyotes with greyhounds. He graduated from Rosalie High School and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE., where he excelled at baseball. After graduation, Lonnie worked as a teacher and football/basketball coach, first in Cedar Bluffs, NE., where he won state championships, and then in South Sioux City. He then went to work for Joe Morton Insurance as an insurance salesman for many years, retiring in 2001.
   He married Carolyn Heid on April 14, 1984. Lonnie enjoyed fishing and hunting ducks on the Missouri River and chasing pheasants in northeast Nebraska near the family farm. Being a sports fanatic, he loved watching and attending all sporting events, especially his grandchildren's activities. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and rarely missed a game. He was a member of the Siouxland National Bank Board, the South Sioux City School Board, and an active member of conservation organizations.
   Lonnie is survived by his wife Carolyn Slaughter of Sergeant Bluff; children Shelly (Bob) Kuhl of Shawnee Mission, KS., Shane (Diane) Slaughter of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Nicole Reynolds of Sioux City; grandchildren Kayla (Daniel) McMullen of Prairie Village, KS., Jenna (Owen) Martin of Louisville, KY., Ashley (Kevin) Finley of South Sioux City, and Shaye, Sami, and Blair Slaughter of Sioux Falls; great-granddaughter Nora; sister Patricia (Roger) Anderson of Lyons; and sister-in-law Sharon Slaughter of Lyons.
   Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Sherry Slaughter; nephews Kirk and Scott Slaughter; sister Barb and her husband Paul Brewer; and brother Gene Slaughter.

Jean Lou Christensen

    (SB) Jean Lou Christensen was born at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, along with her twin sister, on August 2, 1943. Daughters of Henry Claus and Florence Mabel (Schroeder) Thomssen.
   She was baptized on October 24, 1943, and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla, Iowa on May 28, 1961.
   Jean was raised on country farms. She received her education at a country school through the 8th grade. She graduated from Manning High School with the class of 1961. After graduation, she went to work for Mutual of Omaha.
   On June 24, 1962, Jean was united in marriage to James DeVere Christensen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Manilla, Iowa. Their union was blessed with four children; Joleen, Jeffrey, Janelle, and Julie. They made their home in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Denison, Iowa in 1965.
   Jean began working for the State of Iowa, Crawford Soil and Water Conservation District in 1974 until her retirement on June 30, 2009.
   Her hobbies included traveling, especially with her brother and twin sister, camping, and antique shopping. She took pride in collecting various coins through the years and compiling books for her ten grandchildren that showcased events throughout their lives. In later years, she enjoyed her many outings with family.
   Jean passed away peacefully at the Denison Care Center surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, attaining the age of 79 years, 5 months, and 23 days.
   She was preceded in death by her husband James Christensen, parents Henry and Florence Thomssen, brother Larry Thomssen and sister Darlyne Dahleen.
   Left to cherish her memory are her children Joleen (Dean) Lafrentz of Sergeant Bluff, IA; Jeff (Lisa) Christensen of Newell, IA; Janelle Christensen of Denison, IA; Julie (David) Weller of Manning, IA; grandchildren Jeremy, April, Alisa, Joey, Dereck, Andrea, Justin, Abby, Haylee, and Jordan; 14 great grandchildren; twin sister Judy Lingle; sisters - in - law Corine and Dalene; and many other family and friends.

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Betty I Kollman

    Betty I. Kollman, 88 of Sergeant Bluff, passed away Monday, January 30, 2023, at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held 6 pm Thursday at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Ave. Visitation 4-7 pm with the family present 5-7 pm.
   Betty Irene Kollman was born on December 23, 1934, in Little Fork, Minnesota, the daughter of Irving and Blanche (Cox) Park.
   While still a young girl, the family moved to Carrington, North Dakota and she graduated from Carrington High School. After graduating she moved to Chicago for a short time and worked at Motorola. Later she returned to North Dakota and worked at Northwestern Bell.  After Northwestern Bell closed, Betty started a new career in the banking industry. She worked in Carrington, Conroe, Texas and retired in Tempe, Arizona in 2005.
   Betty then moved to the Sioux City area to be near her family. She worked in her spare time at the Hy-Vee on Gordon Drive.
   The friends she made became her “regulars.” She enjoyed them as much as they enjoyed her hard work ethic, and her top priority was always good customer service.
   Betty also loved to golf with her Floyd Ladies and play cards on the off season. She looked forward to Thursday Night bowling with her team. She never wanted to put anyone out and made that known until she passed. Her Sundays were for church and breakfast at Johnny Mars. Betty was always early for everything and never wanted anyone to have to wait for her. She had a stubborn streak but a heart of gold for all her friends. 
   When Betty became ill on June 17, 2022, and had to give up all the things she enjoyed, she was introduced to St. Croix Hospice. A special Thanks to her nurse, Jen, and Richard the pastor (who sang to her at his visits) and all of the other wonderful workers at St. Croix Hospice. 
   Survivors include her daughter, Becky (Gary) Goodier of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; three grandchildren, Whitney (Zeb) Husted of Lincoln, Nebraska, Zachary (Kayla) Howard of Omaha, Nebraska and Caleb (Brittanie) Howard of Omaha, Nebraska; eight great grandchildren, Kimber, Bennett, Stassi, Easton, Bristol, Eva, Isla, and Brooks; three sisters, Ethel Liley of Tempe, Arizona, Florence (Bill) Matzig of Duncanville, Texas and Ruth (Jerry) Kanwischer of Harvey, North Dakota.
   She is preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Wallace, Irving Jr., Harold and Jack, and two sisters, Verna and an infant sister.

Carter Lee Gardner 

    (SB) - Carter Lee Gardner, 81, formerly of Sergeant Bluff, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 10) in Sun City, Fla., surrounded by his loving family.
   Graveside memorial service and interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Calvary Cemetery & Mausoleum in Lincoln, NE., followed by a celebration of life reception.
   Carter was born on Dec. 21, 1941, in Miami, FL., to the late Doris Mae (Carter) Gardner and Charles Lee Gardner. He enjoyed growing up in Miami, and often told stories of old Miami and his days lifeguarding on Miami Beach. He attended Hialeah High School in Miami, leaving at 17 years old to join the United States Marine Corps.
   He graduated Marine Corps Recruit Training April 7, 1959, on Parris Island, S.C., part of the First Battalion, Platoon 102. The Marines took Carter to all corners of the globe, including Europe, Vietnam, and Laos. After serving his country for four years, Carter was honorably discharged on Dec. 10, 1963, at US Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Norfolk, VA. Carter remained a proud Marine and patriotic American his entire life.
   Carter was blessed with a large and loving family. He had seven daughters and two sons. His greatest joys in life were large family gatherings and watching his children grow into adults as they started families of their own. Carter loved the busyness and energy that was present during these gatherings. He especially enjoyed sitting back and watching his adult children interact with each other. His children and grandchildren brought him so much joy and happiness.
   Carter moved his family to the Midwest in 1975, briefly attending University of Nebraska Omaha, before settling in Sergeant Bluff and starting a hog farm and agriculture business Green Thumb Growing Services and Supply, Inc. He enjoyed farming and especially enjoyed teaching others about the outdoors and living off the land. For years he hosted a farm and gardening radio talk show in Sioux City on KSCJ where callers would call in to ask his advice on farming, tree, and gardening problems.
   He was a proud Boy Scout leader for many years. His children attended Lawton-Bronson and Sioux City East schools. Later in life, he enjoyed breeding and raising quarter horses, and competing in team cattle penning competitions.
   Carter is survived by his seven children Carolyn (Jeff) Cummings, Mary (Michael) Dirks, W. Lee (Leah) Gardner, Kathleen Gardner, Linda (James) DeLong, Kelsey (Kevin) La Porte, and Doree (Taylor) Morison; 10 grandchildren, Heather, Juliann, Jacquelyn, Samantha, Katie, Karly, Jackson, Gardner, Pippa, and Shelby; two great-grandchildren Joey and Theodore; siblings Lois Lazzopina and Kevin Ogden; and dear lifelong friend Eddie Bradham.
   Carter was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter who died shortly after birth; and oldest son Charles Lee Gardner.
   In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Carter's honor to National The Parkinson's Foundation, or Michael J. Fox The Parkinson's Foundation.

Lynn L. Kohl

Of Sergeant Bluff (80), died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Services pending with Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel.

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Rebecca Beschorner 

    (SB) - Rebecca Beschorner passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at the age of 75 of heart failure at her winter home of Donna, TX.
   Services will be held with immediate family only.
   Becky grew up in Whiting, IA., and was the daughter of Clarence and Jana Johnson.
   Becky taught at East High School in Sioux City for 34 years. She also worked at Yonkers for 10 years after retiring from teaching. Becky enjoyed traveling to Arizona and Texas to get away from the Iowa winters. When home, she liked to sew many different types of Christmas Santas and watch her grandchildren's sports activities.
   She is survived by her husband Fred Beschorner; children, Tim, David, Michael, and Emily; two sisters Pam Hainault of Kenosha, WI., and Joan Bock of Volo, IL.; three grandchildren Kayden, Miya, Liam; and nieces and nephews.

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Neva J. Bean

    (Salix, IA.) - Neva J. Bean, 83, of Salix passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at a local hospital.
   Celebration of Life services will be held on Tuesday (Jan. 17) at Community Church of Christ in Sloan, IA. Burial followed at City of Onawa Cemetery. Visitation was Monday Jan. 14), with a Prayer Service at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to
   Neva was born on Jan. 7, 1940, in Craig, IA., to Clayton and Hazel (Van Buskirk) Newman. She grew up in the Craig and Hawarden area and graduated from Hawarden High School. After high school, she moved to Sioux City.
   On April 27, 1963, she married Robert T. Bean in Sioux City, and to this union three children were born. The two shared 51 years of marriage, and Robert passed away in February of 2015. The couple lived in Sioux City until 1979; from there they moved to Salix, and it has been their home ever since.
   Neva worked in a variety of industries in the Siouxland area, including Zenith, Sue Bee Honey, Century 21, and the Woodbury County Sheriff's Department where she worked for over 20 years until her retirement. She also worked part-time for Skien Lutheran Church in Sloan, and then First Unitarian Church in Sioux City for many years. Her greatest job, however, was her role as a mother and grandmother.
   In her younger years, Neva enjoyed bowling. She picked up crocheting, quilting, and sewing from her mother, and after her mother's passing she continued the work for many years. She made baby blankets for each new family member and donated beanies to the NICU department at St. Luke's for many years. She also donated apples from her apple tree, and clothing to a homeless shelter in Council Bluffs each year.
   She loved playing bingo with her friends Marge and Larry, and always enjoyed going to the Wednesday or Thursday night buffet at WinnaVegas Casino with her sisters- and brothers-in-law and her son, Chuck. She loved her annual trips to Las Vegas to visit her son, Tom, and cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
   She was dedicated to honoring her family, and decorated family members' headstones each year for Memorial Day. She would also bake for each family holiday, always remembering to bake extra Pumpkin and Banana Bread!
   She is survived by her children Robert "Chuck" Bean of South Sioux City, Thomas Clyde Bean of Las Vegas, NV., and Renee (Ray) Stoulp of Hinton, IA; grandchildren Lauren Bean (Josh Pottorff), Kaley Stoulp (Spencer Burke), and Caden Stoulp; great-grandchildren Tegan Bean and Jaxson Pottorff; brother-in-law, Ed Clift of Council Bluffs, IA; brother-in-law, Dale Bean of Onawa, IA; sister-in-law, Ruth (Roger) Meadows of Onawa; sister-in-law, Patty Bellis of Onawa; brother-in-law Gary (Janie) Bean of La Vista, NE.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; father, Clayton Newman; mother, Hazel Newman; sisters Betty (Duane) Witt, and Elizabeth "Boots" (Swede) Haddican; brother, Keith (Karen) Newman; infant brother, Derald; sister-in-law, Judy Clift; sister-in-law, Carol Bean; brother-in-law, Jerry Bellis; brother-in-law, Ralph Bean; and parents-in-law, Clyde and Margaret Bean.

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