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Sears, Steven Dwight (1947-1967)

SEARS, SCHENDEL, HOVERSTEN, KENT, RICHEY

Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 3/19/2015 at 15:51:46

Daily Freeman Journal, Friday, November 10, 1967

Sears Rites To Be Held Here Monday

Funeral services for HM-3 Steven D. Sears, 20, Webster City Navy corpsman who lost his life Nov. 1 in the South Vietnamese war, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Peter's Lutheran church in Pocahontas, Iowa, with the Rev. A. G. Langholz officiating.

Following the service at Pocahontas, the body will be brought to Webster City and will lie in state at the Foster Funeral home until 10 a.m. Monday when it will be taken to the Church of Christ.

Funeral services will then be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Christ with the Rev. Marvin Brewer officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery where military rites will be held.

Steven Dwight Sears, son of Franklin and Nona Joy Sears, was born Feb. 24, 1947, at Webster City. He attended the Webster City schools and was graduated with the class of 1965.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March, 1966, and had his boot training and corpsman training at San Diego, Calif. He took advanced corpsman training at the U.S. Navy hospital, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

He was united in marriage April 9, 1967, to Betty Jane Schendel of Pocahontas. The couple made their home at Oceanside, Calif., where he attended the Fleet Marine Force training school. In June, 1967, he was sent to South Vietnam and served as a corpsman with the 1st Division Marines.

His parents were notified Nov. 1 that he had died in a hospital at Da Nang after having stepped on a land mine while out on patrol duty.

He is survived by his wife; by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Sears, 1141 Third St., Webster City, three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Kenneth (Linda) Hoversten, Iowa Falls; Kristine, Lorrie and Timothy, all at home; by his grandmothers, Mrs. Carrie Sears of Pomona, Calif., and Mrs. Charles Kent, Stratford; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Ben Richey, Clear Lake, and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Sears, who died in 1965.

He had always attended the Church of Christ in Webster City.


 

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