Posted By: Connie Swearingen (email)
Date: 9/24/2010 at 21:13:41
History of Woodbury County, Iowa 1984
By Sharon Ocker
The Ocker family came to Woodbury County in August of 9167. Sharon Ocker had received his Ed. D. degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln just before arriving, and he accepted a position as a teacher in Secondary Education at Morningside College. Other family members included his wife, Donna, sons, James, Joseph and John, and daughter, Linda. They bought a home in Morningside at 2228 South Maple, Sioux City.
All of the children attended Whittier Elementary School, Hayworth Junior High and East High. James, Linda and Joseph all attended Morningside College.
In 1971, Sharon was voted Faculty Member of the Year at Morningside. In 1979-80, he was Lt. Governor of Division 14 in Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis, which includes northeast Nebraska and Sioux City. The Ockers have been very active in two Lutheran Churches in Sioux City, the first St Luke and later St Mark Lutheran. Sharon was president of both congregations. He is also an active member of the SIouxlanders Barbership Chorus and the education fraternity called Phi Delta Kappa.
Donna helped with the 1980 census and now works for General Solar in the Industrial area south of Sioux City.
Sharon Ockerís parents, James and Emma, lived in Cook, Nebraska. Donnaís parents, William and Minnie Fett lived in Fairbury, Diller and Wymore, Nebraska, and in Marysville, Kansas.
Woodbury Biographies maintained by Greg Brown.
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