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()n Record October 27, 2004 The Lyon County Reporter Page 3A Obituaries Arlene Kruse 79 Sibley, Iowa October 15, 2004 Kruse, 79, of Sibley died Friday, Oct. , at Osceola Community Hospital, Sibley. were Wednesday, Oct. 20, at First Church, Sibley, with interment in Township Cemetery. Gruis was born Jan. 29, 1925, in the daughter of Heiko and Minnie Gruis. She grew up and attended coun- George until the eighth grade. tMarch 20, 1947, she married Uffie Kruse Minn. They farmed in the Little Breuer 85 Iowa 16, 2004 Breuer, 85, of died Saturday, 2004, at Avera Hospital, Sioux were Tuesday, Oct. 19, at St. Mary Church, Larchwood, with interment in Breuer was born Feb. 16, 1919, near the son of William and Catherine Breuer. He attended country school on the family farm. As a young man, his first fuel delivery truck and began fuel for Farmer's Union Oil Co. tAug. 31, 1942, he married Gloria Lynch in He entered the army and the couple Grace Larson 87 Sibley, Iowa October 16, 2004 Larson, 87, of Sibley died Saturday, 2004, at Sibley Nursing and Rehab were Saturday, Oct. 23, at Salem Little Rock, with interment in Cemetery. Minn Dyke was born April 25, 1917, in ., the daughter Of Jasper and Geertje Van Dyke. 3, 1935, she married Raymond Vogt. 9, 1976, she-married Robert Larson. Rock area until moving to a farm northwest of Sibley in 1963. They retired and moved into Sibley in 1970. After 25 years of employment at two nursing homes in Sibley, she retired to do babysitting. She moved into Parkview Apartments in 1997. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Sibley, were she attended P.W. and Circle. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Denny (Audrey) Veenker of Sibley; one grandchild; four great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. George (Viola) Jansen of George. She was preceded in death by her parents; hus- band; seven brothers, Justus, Elmer, Ivan, Joe, Charles, Edward and Harvey, and one sister, Carrie Nagel. moved to Brownsville, Texas. After serving in Europe during World War II, he was discharged at the rank of staff sergeant in February 1946 and the family returned to La_rchwood. He continued his fuel oil business, delivering in the Lyon County area until retiring in 1981. His wife died April 12, 2001. He was a life-long member of Flessner American Legion Post #561, participated on the Larchwood City Council, volunteered with the Larchwood Fire Department and was a member of Optimist International Service Club. Survivors include two sons, Rick of Paso Robles, Calif., and Tim of Larchwood; one daugh- ter, Mrs. Chuck (Cathy) Wiese of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and three sisters, Ella Doss of Sioux Falls, Eileen Kerkvliet of Larchwood and Mrs. lrvin (Betty) Schreurs of Baltic, S.D. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Donald, and one sister, Mildred Breuer. They moved to Little Rock in 1983. She had resided at Sibley Nursing Home the past four years. Survivors include three sons, Roger Vogt of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Kenneth Vogt of Puyallup, Wash., and Robert Vogt of Vancouver, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Quentin (Rosalyn) Quade of Astoria, Ore., Mrs. Rocky (Eileen) Lane of Tacoma, Wash., and Patty Nobel of Tacoma, Wash.; 29 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Gerdina Rachuy of Sibley. She was preceded in death by her parents; hus- band, Robert I_arson; one son, Richard Vogt; one brother, Sievert, and two sisters, Marie Van Dyke and Jennie Kenenga. Metzger Jr. 21 " Minnesota 17, 2004 Metzger Jr., 21, of died Sunday, 2004, near Hills from sustained from an accident. were Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Christian Church, Lester, with inter- the church cemetery. was born Aug. 20, 1983, at Sioux .D., the son of James and Lois (Wagenbach) Metzger. He grew up near Hills and attended West Lyon, graduating in-20021 He attended Mitchell (S.D.)Technical College, grad- uating in May 2004 from the electrical construc- tion and rriaintenance program. While attending college, he worked for Meyer Electric in L,ester and continued there after graduation. Survivors include his parents; three brothers, Clint and Ross, both of Hills, and Steve of Hancock, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Scott (Molly) Bowman of Luverne, Minn., and Annie Metzger of Hills, and grandparents, Elmer and Mariann Metzger of Lester. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Simon and Louise Wagenbach. Dorothy Stubbe 77 Little Rock, Iowa October 17, 2004 Stubbe, 77, of Little Rock died ;Oct. 17, 2004, at George Good Samaritan were Thursday, Oct. 21, at First Church, Little Rock, with interment view Cemetery. Venenga was born June 20, 1937, at Jennie (Kolthoff) She grew up and attended country Little Rock. On Dec. 13, 1942, she married Herman Stubbe. They lived in Sibley until 1961 when they moved to Little Rock. She became a resident of George Good Samaritan Center OCt. 8, 2004. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Larry of San Diego, Calif., Kenny of Shakopee, Minn., and Herman of lnwood; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Joyce) Mammenga of Deadwood, S.D., Mrs. Clifford (Tammy) Kruger of Jasper, Minn., and Linda Sterler of Worthington, Minn.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and one brother, Virgil of Little Rock. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Vernon; one brother, Vernon; one sister, Donna, and one grandchild, Matthew Warborg. Gross 71 Iowa 17, 2004 71, of Little Sunday, Oct. 17, Avera McKennan Unit, Sioux were Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at Little Rock, with inter- Cemetery. Hayenga was born June 25, 1933, in Rock, Minn., the daughter of and Thelma (Thiesse) Hayenga. She i school and graduated from Little in 1950. 8, 1951, she married Leeroy Gross Rock. They farmed near Little Rock. Delores worked as a cook at Rock Rapids Health Centre six years and sold Avon 40 years. At First Presbyterian Church in Little Rock, she was active in Ruth Circle and World Service, taught Sunday School and Bible School, sang in the adult choir, directed Junior Choir, acted as church secretary and had been president of the Women's Association. She was also a member of Little Rock Women's Club. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Merlin of San Diego, Calif., Mart of Little Rock and Michael of Sioux Falls, S.D.; one daughter, Mrs. Brian (Kathryn) Edelman of Sioux City; five grandchildren; three brothers, Harlan of Windom, Minn., Roger of Amolds Park and Ellison of Sibley, and two sisters, Clara Markman of Brewster, Minn., and Paulette Hayenga of Windom. She was preceded in death by her parents and stepfather, Clyde Buchman. nmatre ' oll om' neerl 10eth  iikklll lid Des NohteL IA S I S-277000 8004B 1,4B882 Classified Ads Work. Call 712-472- 2525 to place yours today. I] I I Leona Skillman 76 Rock Rapids, Iowa October 19, 2004 Leona Skillman, 76, of Rock Rapids died Tuesday, OCt. 19, 2004, at Parkview Manor, Ellsworth, Minn. Services were Friday, OCt. 22, at Roste Funeral Home, Rock Rapids, with interment in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George. Leona Stubbe was born Sept. 17, 1928, at George, the daughter of Henry and Bessie (Mammenga) Stubbe. She grew up near George and graduated from George High School. On Feb. 15, 1947, she married Raymond Skillman in Sioux Falls, S.D. They lived in Sioux Falls before moving to George in December 1948. She worked for Swalve Produce several years. They later moved to Garretson, S.D., and worked in a hatchery. They also lived in Bandon and Harrisburg, S.D., where they worked as custodi- ans. She later began working at Brimark Inn in Sioux Falls, retiring in 1987. During their retire- ment, they lived in EIIsworth and Rock Rapids. She raised and showed rabbits. Her husband died May 26, 1998. She became a resident of Parkview Manor OCt. 13, 2004. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Gary (Judy) Meester and Mrs. Ran (Earleen "Lynn") Hinrichs, both of Ellsworth, and Mrs. Norbert (Laureen) Fick Sr. of Luverne, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one step- great-grandchild; one brother, Lawrence of George, and one sister, Jayne Early of Sioux City. She was preceded in death by her parents, hus- band and one sister, Betty. Florence Gerritson 77 Rock Valley, Iowa October 19, 2004 Florence Gerritson, 77, of Rock Valley died Tuesday, OCt. 19, 2004, at Fellowship Village, lnwood. Services were Friday, Oct. 22, at First Reformed Church, Rock Valley, with interment in Valley View Cemetery. Florence Wanningen was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Sioux Center, the daughter of Gerrit and Jacoba (Berghuis) Wanningen. On Sept. 19, 1942, she married Richard Gerritson in Sioux City. They lived in Rock Valley where she worked at the bakery and candled eggs at C&H Hatchery before becoming a nurse aide and working at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. She later worked at Valley Manor in Rock Valley. She moved to Fellowship Village Feb. 6, 2004. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Mona) deWit of lnwood and Mrs. John (Denise) Van Berkum of North Muskegon, Mich.; six grandchildren and seven great-grand- children. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Larry, and her twin brother, Floyd. George Veen 86 Little Rock, Iowa October 19, 2004 George Veen, 86, of Little Rock died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Sibley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services were Friday, Oct. 22, at United Church of Christ Congregational, Sibley, with interment in Garden of Memories, Worthington, Minn. Mr. Veen was born March 24, 1918, in Little Rock, the son of John and Henrietta (Helmers) Veen. He grew up and attended school in Little Rock. In 1943, he married Marion Bau_mgard in Worthington, where they lived. His wife died in 1974. In 1977, he married Grace Kruse in Sibley. He farmed for Clarence Kramer and was care- taker of Little Rock Cemetery until 1999. He also worked at Campbell's Soup in Worthington until his retirement. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jerry and Jim, both of Worthington; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Rossella) Nerhus of Windom, Minn., and JoAnn Veen of Fairmont, Minn.; six stepchildren, Steve Kruse of Land-O-Lakes, Fla., Bob Kruse of George, Mike Stubbe of Little Rock and Mrs. Stan (Linda) Klaahsen and Mrs. Colin (MaryJo) Jensen, both of Sibley.; 14 grandchildren; 15 step- grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 18 step- great-grandchildren; one brother, Jake, and two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Jenny) Everding and Mrs. Emie (Marian) Geerdes. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; two daughters, Betty Watje. and Judy Johnson; one stepdaughter, Sally Stubbe; four brothers, John, Pete, Henry and Harry, and two sisters, Marie Runge and Ellen. Don Butts 64 Sioux Falls, S.D. October 20, 2004' Don Butts, 64, died at his home following an apparent heart attack Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004. Services were Friday, Oct. 22, at Miller Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. Survivors include his wife, four children, nine grandchildren md tWO sisters including Mrs. Duaine (Jeannette) Clercx of Rock Rapids. Jacob Breed 78 Lennox, S.D. October 22, 2004 Jacob Breed, 78, of Lennox, S.D., died Friday, OCt. 22, 2004, at Lennox Good Samaritan Center. Services were Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Chancellor (S.D.) Reformed Church. Survivors include his wife, one son, four daughters, two grandchildren and two sisters including Ruth Joffer of Inwood. Marie Ver Hoeven 80 Inwood, Iowa October 22, 2004 Marie Ver Hoeven, 80, of Inwood died Friday, OCt. 22. 2004, at Fellowship Village, Inwood. Memorial services were Monday, Oct. 25, at First Reformed Church, Inwood, with interment in Richland Cemetery. Marie DeGroot was born April 26, 1924, near Ireton, the daughter of Dick and Jennie (DeWit) DeGroot. On Jan. 24, 1946, she married Donald Ver Hoeven. They farmed near lreton before moving to Brookings, S.D., in 1950. In early 1963, they began farming northeast of Inwood. She moved to Fellowship Village Feb. 10, 1999. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Lyle and Darwin, both of Inwood; three daughters, Janice Ver Hoeven of lnwood, Mrs. Dennis (Sharon) DeKruyf of Sioux Center and Mrs. Bernie (Marlene) Niemeyer of Inwood; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one sis-" ter, Priscella Lockhorst of Ireton. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Reuben. Paul Harvey 43 Sioux Falls, S.D. 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