Page County, Iowa Obituaries

Hamm, Nola Lucile, age 96, of La Porte, Texas died April 27, 2005 in Houston, Texas. Nola was born September 8, 1908 in East River Township, Iowa to Ervin and Mary (Harper) Hamm. Miss Hamm was a kindergarten and first grade teacher as well as a Reading Specialist in Chicago. She is survived by her brother, Maurice E. Hamm and sister-in-law, Mary Lee Hamm both of La Porte, Texas; nieces and many cousins. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2005 at the Clarinda Cemetery with Rev. John Clark officiating. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Hartstack, Ruth Darlene Waldron was born November 17, 1926 in Tarkio, Missouri in the home of her parents, Wilbur and Pearl (Racine) Waldron. She died Saturday, August 13, 2005 at Jennie Edmondson Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Ruth was a 1944 graduate of Shenandoah High School. She met Leroy Kenneth Hartstack while roller skating at Porter's Lake.

They were married on August 18, 1946 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He survives on their farm at Bethesda, Iowa. Ruth served her Lord by being on several church committees and being active in the Wedding Ring group. Her golfing, flower gardening, reading and listening to music were her favorite hobbies. Ruth served as a Douglas Duty Doer 4-H Leader for several years.

Working at the food booth at Page County Fair and helping the 4-H girls with their projects was a pleasure for her. She also enjoyed friendship through the neighborhood garden club, the Gay Gadabouts and traveling with the Prestige Club. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She believed in family. When her mother passed away, she wanted to have the family Thanksgiving dinners.

Year after year, many of her brothers, sisters and their families would come and enjoy her wonderful cooking and hospitality. Christmas Eve was also a very special time for Ruth. It was a family tradition to attend the Immanuel Christmas Eve Program and afterwards go to her home for her wonderful cooking.

She made EVERYONE a Christmas stocking and gave presents galore. Ruth and Leroy's home was always full of love and warmth for all who entered. One of the last great pleasures Ruth had was Leroy's Surprise 80th Birthday Party. Planning a surprise for the love of her life meant so much to her and reuniting with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Pearl; parents-in-law, Otto and Lena Hartstack and sister, Mary Monson.

In addition to her husband Leroy, survivors are her son, Richard Hartstack and his wife Joy of rural Bedford, Iowa; daughters, Becky Davis and her husband Randy of Clarinda, Iowa, Gail McCurdy and her husband Dave of Kirksville, Missouri, Rozann Beatty and her husband Don of Topeka, Kansas. In addition, Ruth had ten grandchildren: Ben Hartstack and his wife Phyllis of Houston, Texas, Christina Hartstack and Mike Saylor of Bedford, Iowa, Wendy and Dan Halloran of Clarinda, Iowa, Jake and Lindsey Davis of Las Vegas, Nevada, Maggie Davis of New Market, Iowa, Kara Cohagen of Kirksville, Missouri, Beth and Ty Mason of Bedford, Iowa, Roland Cohagen of Kirksville, Missouri, Samuel Beatty of Topeka, Kansas and Simon Beatty of Topeka, Kansas.

Surviving siblings are, Warren and LaVita Waldron of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Fred and Karen Waldron of Kansas City, Missouri, Frances Davis of Anderson, Indiana, Kenneth and Ginger Waldron of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Roger and Loree Waldron of McAllen, Texas; along with seven great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Jerome Wagoner officiating. Burial was at Immanuel Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church's furnace and air conditioning fund. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

 

Hayes, Audrey, age 90, of Gladstone, Missouri, formerly of New Market, Iowa died Thursday, October 27, 2005 at Heritage Village, Gladstone, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2005, at the United Methodist Church, New Market, Iowa with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. There will be open visitation at the funeral home after 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 30, 2005.

Burial will be in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to New Market Methodist Church, New Market Civic Club, New Market Fire and Ambulance Department or to the New Market Community Center Building. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Audrey Ellen Bennet Hayes was born September 26, 1915, at Leon, Iowa, to E.C. and Daisy (Stanford) Bennett. At the age of 5 she and her family moved to Shenandoah, Iowa.

In 1935, she was united in marriage to Thomas Hayes. To this union, one daughter, Carol, was born. Tom and Audrey celebrated 65 years of marriage. Audrey worked at McLellans in Shenandoah for 13 years. In 1947, they moved to a farm south of New Market, Iowa and later moved into New Market. Audrey worked at Holly Clark's grocery store for 5 years. Through the years Audrey was very active in Carol's school, Turner Club, Legion Auxiliary, Eastern Star and her church the Methodist Church at New Market. Audrey was always ready to help with church dinners and club dinners.

She was also always ready to help her granddaughter Julie with homework and made sure Julie always had the right dolls and pretty clothes to wear enjoyed taking her to help put Poppies on the graves for Legion Auxiliary on Memorial Day. Audrey always had time to show Tyler how to play cards and play dominos and make him pudding in little pink bowls. She was always interested in having Josh and Jordan make good grades and loved to watch Rylie play with her dolls and sing her school songs. She always had homemade chocolate cake for everyone. Audrey instilled in her family a love of neighbors, community and church.

Preceding Audrey in death were her parents; husband Tom; brothers: Ellary Bennett, Wilbur Bennett and sister, Louise. Survivors include her daughter, Carol Runyan and her husband Warren of Kansas City, Missouri; granddaughter, Julie Neville of Blue Springs, Missouri; grandson, Tyler Neville and wife Renita of Platte City, Missouri; great grandchildren, Joshua Walker, Jordan Neville, Rylie Neville; many nieces and nephews.

Cards may be sent to Carol and Warren at 5222 North East 44th Street Kansas City, Missouri 64117.

 

Hays, Mernie, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday, August 11, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2005, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Dr. Mary Hanson officiating. Masonic services were 7:00 with visitation with the family following until 8:00 p.m. at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230. Memorials may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church or to the Clarinda Senior Meal Site. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mernie C. Hays was born January 19, 1920, at Clarinda, Iowa, to William Hays and Armitta (Mittie) Sleeth Hays. Mernie was a 1940 graduate of Clarinda High School. While in high school Mernie was named All State in Football and he played in an All State game in California. He served in the United States Marines during World War II in the Pacific. Following his service in the Marines, he served in the National Guard. Mernie was united in marriage January 20, 1947 in Kansas, to Evelyn Davis. He was with the postal service for 30 years as a mail carrier in Clarinda. Mernie and Evelyn operated the Dew Drop Inn Restaurant for six years. Following retirement, Mernie worked at Easters as greeter. He took special care of Evelyn during her illness. Mernie was a member of the Clarinda Fire Department for twenty years holding several offices during that time. He was a member of the city council for 15 years; member of the Nodaway Valley Lodge #140 AF & AM; Eastern Star and the Moila Shrine Temple, St. Joseph, Missouri. Mernie was also a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He had many interests; he liked to hunt and fish; watch baseball and softball. He coached little league baseball and was one of the first inductees in the Clarinda Baseball Hall of Fame.

Preceding Mernie in death were his parents; wife; brothers, Robert, Elba, Hershel, Ted and Vollie.

Survivors include his son, Jerry Hays and wife Sue of Clarinda, Iowa; granddaughters, Heather Griffith of Clarinda, Iowa and Heidi Honkomp of Clarinda, Iowa; great grandchildren, Matthew Shane Hays, Samuel Philip Ripley, Max Charles Ripley, Natalie Jo Griffith and daughter Linda Fuller and husband John of Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Herzberg, Albert "Abe," age 76, the son of Albert and Ida Sunderman Herzberg, was born May 13, 1929, near Clarinda, Ia. and passed away September 20, 2005, in Riverton, Wyoming.

He grew up in Page County, Iowa, attending Immanuel Lutheran School. On February 14, 1971, Abe was united in marriage to Betty Clayton Pratt.

Abe worked at the Herzberg DX and was manager of the Country Club before moving to Riverton, Wyoming. There he was employed by Chopping Chevrolet, Courtsey Motors, Bob Hill Top Sinclar and Custodian at the Masonic Hall. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers, Rufus, David, Leroy, Leland, Willis, Marcus, Randall and Norman. Three sisters Louisa, Alice and Aletha.

Survivors include his wife Betty, step-daughter Marlene and step-grandson Tyler & wife Bierbre of Casper, Wyoming; five brothers Edmond of Shenandoah; Emil of Fresno, CA; Wesly of Clarinda; Walton and Bernard of Creston. Three sisters Leona Nothwehr of Clarinda; Bertha Jensen of Creston and Thelma Hentschke of Omaha, NE.

Graveside services were held September 22, 2005 in Riverton, Wy.

 

Herzberg, Eldon Wayne, age 73, of rural Clarinda, Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Jerome Wagoner officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Clarinda, Iowa. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eldon Wayne Herzberg was born March 13, 1932, in rural Clarinda, Iowa, to Arnold Herzberg and Esther (Wehmiller) Herzberg. Eldon was a 1950 graduate of Clarinda High School. On July 12, 1953, he married Shirley Christensen in College Springs, Iowa. She survives of their home.
Eldon was active in FFA while in High School, earning the Iowa Farmer Degree. He also was active in 4-H, earning many county and state awards, showing his 4-H calves at the Page County Fair, Iowa State Fair, Ak-sar-ben Show in Omaha and the American Royal Show in St. Joseph, Missouri, going on to serve his Nodaway 4-H Club as their leader. He received the Page County Outstanding Young Farmer award in 1965. He was a director for twenty-five years for the Rural Electric Co-operative, a director on the Federal Land Bank for many years, a director for the Page I Rural Water District, and he was placed in the Farm Journal's "$100.00 Award Club", in 1993 for his terrace seeder he designed and built. In 1998 he, with his son Jon, received the Family-Operated Conservation Farm Award.
Eldon served his Lord by being in Walther League, Immanuel School Board, Immanuel Elder and Immanuel Cemetery Board.
Eldon was a life-long farmer, who loved and respected the land. He worked diligently to conserve and improve the land on which he and his family made their living.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He and his wife, Shirley, devoted themselves to their family and their children. Their support and love was constant and unconditional. He relished and enjoyed their accomplishments more than his own.
He was a great friend to individuals in and outside agriculture.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Fred and Gladys Christensen; and son, Jay in 1975.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, survivors are: son, Jon Herzberg and his wife Pam of rural Clarinda, Iowa and daughter, Linda Myers of Maryville, Missouri; grandchildren: Dana Anderson and her husband Nate of St. Joseph, Missouri. Kelli Brown of Maryville, Missouri, Kasey Herzberg and his wife Debra of rural Clarinda, Iowa, Kalen Herzberg of Omaha, Nebraska and Ashley Herzberg of Lincoln, Nebraska; great grandchildren: Peyton Ella Anderson and Ethan and Aubrey Herzberg; sisters, Elaine Payne and her husband John of North Platte, Nebraska and Vernice Brink and her husband Russell of Farragut, Iowa; brother-in-law, Robert Christensen and his wife Naomi of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sister-in-laws, Corrine Williams and her husband David of Villisca, Iowa, Janice Decker and her husband Berle of Omaha, Nebraska and Diane Messenger and her husband Keith of Waterloo, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Hoffman, Geneive, age 78 of Farragut, Iowa passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2005 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, Iowa. She was born September 5, 1926 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Hulda Flo (MacIntosh) Kalkas. In November of 1963, she was married to William Dallas Hoffman. Geneive worked as a waitress and raised her six children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Christian Hochwarth and eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her children, Marion Fender of Tulare, California, Mary Ellen Jenkins of Courtland, California, William Jenkins and his wife Sue of Hartman, Arkansas, Bonnie Hall of Clarinda, Iowa, Michael Jenkins of Scranton, Arkansas, Wanda Hughes and her husband Brad of Clarinda, Iowa; fifteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters, Alice Blackwell of Shenandoah, Iowa and Helen Collier of Biloxi, Mississippi; brothers, Toby Kalkas of Shenandoah, Iowa and Donnie Kalkas of Scranton, Arkansas; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

 

Holland,  Alma "Ruth," age 73, of Boone, Iowa formerly of Clarinda, Iowa died Monday, October 31, 2005, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home, Boone, Iowa.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 4, 2005 at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 9:00 a.m. until service time at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family to be used at their discretion. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alma "Ruth" Holland was born in Corning, Iowa on July 17, 1932, the daughter of William Holland and Zola (Herrick) Hewitt. She married Willie Holland on March 11, 1950 in Clarinda, Iowa. The couple lived in Clarinda and then in 1978, Ruth moved to Boone, Iowa. She was a nurse's aide and housekeeper at the Evangelical Free Church Home and the Eastern Star Home retiring in 1995. She also was a Foster Grandparent at Woodward State Hospital, Boone Head Start, and Franklin School in Boone.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, watching T.V. and her grandchildren and their activities.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Nancy Kroll; and two sons, Richard Holland and Gordon Holland.

She is survived by a son, Terry Holland; three daughters, Cheryl Lingelbach and husband Bob, Lisa Wetherby and husband John and Kathy Holland all of Boone, Iowa; a brother, Robert Hewitt and wife, Ruth of Springfield, Missouri; three sisters, Nadine Johnson and husband, Wayne of Villisca, Iowa, Lovona Moore and husband Bus of Hamburg, Iowa, and Phyllias Sidler of Corning, Iowa; ten grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.


Holland, Gordon was born on October 13, 1964 in Clarinda the son of Willie and Alma (Hewitt) Holland. He served with the Iowa National Guard for six years where he received his GED. His family moved to Boone in 1979. He was employed with Hawkeye Laundry in Boone for five years. He currently was employed with Madden Trucking in Boone where he has worked the past 12 years as a mechanic and dock worker. He enjoyed his Play Station, video games, and fishing.
He is preceded in death by his father, a brother Richard Holland and a sister Nancy Kroll. He is survived by his mother Ruth Holland of the Ogden Manor in Ogden; a brother Terry Holland of Boone; 3 sisters Cheryl Lingelbach and husband Robert, Lisa Wetherby and husband John, and Kathy Holland all of Boone; nieces and nephews: Jennifer Kroll, Crystal Wetherby, Elizabeth Wetherby, Amanda Grabau, and Jason Kroll all of Boone and Daniel Holland of St. Peter, Minnesota.
Memorials may be given to the family to be used at their discretion.
Schroeder Memorial Chapel, 1006-6th Street, P.O. Box 15, Boone, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

Holste, Violet Marie, was born Sept 20, 1925 east of Bethesda, Iowa on her parents' farm. She is the daughter of Adolf and Rosie (Henneman) Sunderman. Violet passed away Saturday morning, Oct 15, 2005 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, IA.
                   
Violet was married to Richard Darwin Holste on April 8, 1945 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda. They were blessed with three children: Barbara, Duane, and Janette. Violet enjoyed her family and feeding them, her garden and cattle, and she and Dick were in regular attendance at Cowboy Church until their health failed.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Roy Sunderman and Lawrence Sunderman and his wife Beulah; brothers-in-law Bill Holste and Bernard Holste and his wife Mildred.

She is survived by her children: Barbara Meyer and husband Duane of Yorktown, IA; Roy Holste and wife Nancy of Clarinda, IA, and Janette Miller and husband David of Clarinda; grandchildren Darin Holste and wife Jean, David Holste, Douglas Holste, Tonya and Courtney Meyer, Bobbie Diehl and husband Ritchie, Jodi Judd and husband Brett, Justin Miller, Angela Rogge and husband Scott, Gina Ross and husband David, and Randy Cook; fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two sisters, Erna Nothwehr and Marie Eitzen and husband Harold, all of Clarinda; sister-in-law Doris Holste of Hopkins, MO; nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 18, 2005 at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Jaeckle officiating. Burial was at Clarinda Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Houchins, Rosemary, age 78 of Clarinda, IA and formerly of College Springs, IA, passed away Saturday evening May 28, 2005 at Westridge Quality Care & Rehab Center in Clarinda following a lengthy illness. Rosemary was born August 29, 1926 in Ogalala, Nebraska, the daughter of Albert Lee and Stella May (Younker) Thacker. On November 18, 1944 she was married to Robert Houchins in Hiawatha, Kansas. Rosemary and Robert owned and operated a grocery store in Clarinda and College Springs for several years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Terry Lee Houchins in 1953; five brothers, Cecil Thacker, Harold Thacker, Raymond Thacker, John Thacker and Alvin Thacker.
She is survived by her husband, Robert of College Springs, IA; son, Brian Houchins of Clarinda, IA; daughter, Pat Musick and her husband Larry of Hopkins, MO; two brothers, Bud Thacker and his wife Jean of Logan, IA and Bobby Thacker of California; along with many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at Westridge Quality Care in Clarinda with Rev Wally Paige officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hamburg. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

Huddle, Kathryn E., age 88, of Grinnell, Iowa and formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at Friendship Manor in Grinnell.
A graveside service for Kathryn will be held 1 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda.
Visitation hours will be held from 12 noon to 8 pm on Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home, with the family present from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday evening.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be directed to the Kathryn E. Huddle Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.
Friends may send the Huddle family condolence messages by submitting them on the Smith Funeral Home website at www.smithfh.com.
She is survived by her daughter, Connie Stewart of Grinnell; her grandchildren, Shari (Rick) Kizer of Dubuque, Iowa, and Rhonda (Kelly) Kizer of Grinnell; and her great grandchildren.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marie Carlson Huddle; her husband, Ural Huddle on September 2, 1995; and her sister, Judi Heese on August 8, 2004.

Hughes, Dian Lyn Grimes-Hughes, age 55, of Clarinda passed away on Thursday morning, July 14, 2005 at her residence in Clarinda following a battle with cancer. She was born June 19, 1950 in Clarinda, the daughter of George Aaron and Roxa Elizabeth (Thomas) Woldruff.
Dian graduated from Clarinda High School and attended Iowa Western Community College in Clarinda. On August 15, 1969 she was married to David Grimes. On June 15, 1991 she was married to Lee Hughes.
Dian's passions were Jesus, her family, her friends, KMA and her backyard. She felt very blessed to have the beautiful family she and Lee had, and considered it an honor to get to raise two daughters, along with three sons.
Dian took delight in helping with community activities, and always received much pleasure in volunteering for various events. The residents at Goldenrod Manor Nursing Home and Westridge Quality Care hold a very special place in her heart.
Dian's desire was that everyone would have an opportunity to know Jesus. This simple prayer is all that's necessary to invite Jesus into your heart: "Jesus, I love you. Please forgive me my sins - I know you died for me - I ask you into my heart, and I want a relationship with you."
Knowing you are going to heaven is the most important thing in the world. If you said this prayer, and meant it, your salvation is assured with him and you will be sharing eternity with Jesus. Dian's prayer is that your journey with him grows and develops into a beautiful relationship.
Dian was preceded in death by her parents; step mother, Maye Parsons Woldruff and father-in-law, John Hughes.
Dian is survived by her husband, Lee Hughes of Clarinda; children, Doug Grimes and his wife Heidi of Clarinda, IA, Darin Grimes and his wife Kris of Iowa City, IA, Angela Giancola and her husband Dave of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Daniel Grimes and his wife Shadley of North Liberty, IA, Patricia Higgins and her husband Chris of Clarinda, IA; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Alan Woldruff and his wife Linda of Estherville, IA and Jack Woldruff and his wife Sharon of Clarinda, IA; two sisters, Sandra Stimson and her husband Darwin of Clarinda, IA and Mary Jackson and her husband Roger of Derby, IA; mother-in-law, Phyllis Hughes of Bentonville, AK along with many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 18, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in Clarinda with Rev. Walden Paige officiating and the Praise Band providing inspirational music. Burial was at the Clarinda Cemetery. A memorial scholarship fund is being established in Dian's name. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

Huseman, John William, was born April 23, 1917, to Ida B. (List) and John H. Huseman in Yorktown, IA. He was received into God's Glory June 20, 2005, at the age of 88.

John was baptized by Rev. Horn at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown on May 6, 1917. He attended the Lutheran School and was confirmed by Rev. Bahr in 1931 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1935. In 1942 John enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a mechanic at an airfield in England during WWII. On August 5, 1950, John was united in marriage to Volaine Weihe at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE. He farmed southwest of Clarinda for many years, remaining active into his retirement. John was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and supporter of its Lutheran School.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Marie and Lucie Huseman and Wilma Shandrick.

Left to treasure his memory are his wife of nearly 55 years, Volaine; children Christine Huseman of Yorktown, Gary Huseman and his wife Dee of Clarinda, Cathy Pope and her husband Jim of New Ulm, MN, Jane Hurst and her husband Russ of LaCrosse, WI, Jean Huseman of Omaha, NE, and Luci Huseman of Yorktown; grandchildren Trevor Huseman and wife Sheila of Zionsville, IN, Kellen and Brandy Huseman of Clarinda, Christina Hurst of Seminole, FL, Andrea, Breanna and Jonathan Hurst of LaCrosse, WI, and Ashley and Jeremy Pope of New Ulm, MN; and sister Lenore Cross of Norfolk, VA.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 24, 2005 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev Nathan Dudley officiating. Burial was at Polsley Cemetery, Yorktown. Memorials are suggested to Clarinda Lutheran School. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

Hutcheson, Alan, age 66, of New Market, Iowa, died Sunday, October 23, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

Graveside memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, October 28, 2005 at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa with Pastor Russ Clark officiating. Family and friends will gather at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. prior to the service. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alan Jay Hutcheson was born May 2, 1939, at Sharpsburg, Iowa to Howard Hutcheson and Opal (Brown) Hutcheson . Alan was a graduate of Monterey California High School. He was united in marriage January 5, 1976 to Dixie Lee Robertson at Livingston, Montana. Alan was a truck driver for many years and his last employment was with Mid- West Viking. He enjoyed fishing, camping and his computer.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Survivors include his wife Dixie of New Market, Iowa; children, Kelly Lea McKee of Norwalk, Iowa, Curtis Hutcheson of Norwalk, Iowa, Misty Lewis and husband Chris of Neosho, Missouri; step children, Jill Kilcullen and husband Tom of Bedford, Iowa, Todd Anderson and wife Tammi of Muscatine, Iowa, Troy Anderson and wife Erica of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Elijah McKee, Tyler McKee, Eric Lewis, Owen Lewis; step grandchildren, Alexandra Romines, Kelsi Gerels, Tyler Hough; brother, Gary Hutcheson and wife Julie of Oskaloosa, Iowa; sister, Kila Larsen and husband Leon of Yorktown, Iowa; nieces and nephews.

Hutchinson, Darrell L., 83, of Clarinda, IA died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, IA. He was born May 3, 1922, in Elmo, Missouri, the son of Orville and Berniece (Calfee) Hutchinson.
Darrell married Mary Louise Renshaw on May 4, 1946, in Maryville, Missouri. To this union two daughters were born: Cathie and Carole. He was a 1940 graduate of Elmo High School. Darrell had worked for Iowa Power Company in the station maintenance department as a foreman before he retired. Darrell and Mary moved to Clarinda from Council Bluffs, IA, in 1986. Darrell had served in the Army during WWII. His hobbies were raising garden prize tomatoes, potatoes and water melons. Darrell enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by is parents and one brother Dale Hutchinson.
Darrell is survived by is wife Mary of the home, daughters: Cathie Hutchinson of Council Bluffs, IA and Carole Hoebelheinrich and husband Myron of Cody, WY, two grandchildren; Nikki Day and husband Gary of Cody, WY and Christopher White and Fiancée Shana Setaro of Cody, WY; two great grandchildren; Garrytt Melson and Autumn White.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, IA, with Rev. John Clark officiating. Graveside military services by American Legion Post #492 of Elmo MO and American Legion Post #98 of Clarinda, IA. Visitation will be held Monday from 12:30 until service time. Memorials may be directed to the Parkinson Research or Goldenrod Manor. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Holland, Gordon, was born on October 13, 1964 in Clarinda the son of Willie and Alma (Hewitt) Holland. He served with the Iowa National Guard for six years where he received his GED. His family moved to Boone in 1979. He was employed with Hawkeye Laundry in Boone for five years. He currently was employed with Madden Trucking in Boone where he has worked the past 12 years as a mechanic and dock worker. He enjoyed his Play Station, video games, and fishing.
He is preceded in death by his father, a brother Richard Holland and a sister Nancy Kroll. He is survived by his mother Ruth Holland of the Ogden Manor in Ogden; a brother Terry Holland of Boone; 3 sisters Cheryl Lingelbach and husband Robert, Lisa Wetherby and husband John, and Kathy Holland all of Boone; nieces and nephews: Jennifer Kroll, Crystal Wetherby, Elizabeth Wetherby, Amanda Grabau, and Jason Kroll all of Boone and Daniel Holland of St. Peter, Minnesota.
Memorials may be given to the family to be used at their discretion.
Schroeder Memorial Chapel, 1006-6th Street, P.O. Box 15, Boone, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.

Hamm, Nola Lucile, age 96, of La Porte, Texas died April 27, 2005 in Houston, Texas. Nola was born September 8, 1908 in East River Township, Iowa to Ervin and Mary (Harper) Hamm. Miss Hamm was a kindergarten and first grade teacher as well as a Reading Specialist in Chicago. She is survived by her brother, Maurice E. Hamm and sister-in-law, Mary Lee Hamm both of La Porte, Texas; nieces and many cousins. Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2005 at the Clarinda Cemetery with Rev. John Clark officiating. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hedrick, Marion V., age 85, passed away April 13, 2006. She is preceded in death by son, Larry. Survivors include husband, G. Dean; daughter Latece Debomy; 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. No services planned. Burial of ashes at a later date. Cutler-O'Neil-Meyer-Woodring was in charge of arrangements.

Hays, Mernie, age 85, of Clarinda, Iowa, died Thursday, August 11, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2005, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Dr. Mary Hanson officiating. Masonic services were 7:00 with visitation with the family following until 8:00 p.m. at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 9230. Memorials may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church or to the Clarinda Senior Meal Site. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mernie C. Hays was born January 19, 1920, at Clarinda, Iowa, to William Hays and Armitta (Mittie) Sleeth Hays. Mernie was a 1940 graduate of Clarinda High School. While in high school Mernie was named All State in Football and he played in an All State game in California. He served in the United States Marines during World War II in the Pacific. Following his service in the Marines, he served in the National Guard. Mernie was united in marriage January 20, 1947 in Kansas, to Evelyn Davis. He was with the postal service for 30 years as a mail carrier in Clarinda. Mernie and Evelyn operated the Dew Drop Inn Restaurant for six years. Following retirement, Mernie worked at Easters as greeter. He took special care of Evelyn during her illness. Mernie was a member of the Clarinda Fire Department for twenty years holding several offices during that time. He was a member of the city council for 15 years; member of the Nodaway Valley Lodge #140 AF & AM; Eastern Star and the Moila Shrine Temple, St. Joseph, Missouri. Mernie was also a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He had many interests; he liked to hunt and fish; watch baseball and softball. He coached little league baseball and was one of the first inductees in the Clarinda Baseball Hall of Fame.

Preceding Mernie in death were his parents; wife; brothers, Robert, Elba, Hershel, Ted and Vollie.

Survivors include his son, Jerry Hays and wife Sue of Clarinda, Iowa; granddaughters, Heather Griffith of Clarinda, Iowa and Heidi Honkomp of Clarinda, Iowa; great grandchildren, Matthew Shane Hays, Samuel Philip Ripley, Max Charles Ripley, Natalie Jo Griffith and daughter Linda Fuller and husband John of Phoenix, Arizona.

Howard, Ada Louise - She was born September 27, 1904, near Yorktown, Iowa, the daughter of James Lawson and Jennie Louise (Handorf) Lawson. Ada graduated from Clarinda High School in the Class of 1922. She then attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She married Theodore Tilford Howard on June 26, 1926, at Ferguson, Missouri. Due to her husband's occupation, they lived ten different states and retired in Saginaw, Michigan. Ada was a lifelong homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and traveling in addition to her homemaking responsibilities.
Ada was preceded by her parents, a sister Ruby Floerchinger, two brothers James Bernard Lawson and Clyde Richard Lawson and a sister in infancy.
She is survived by her daughter Patrica Ann Reitsma of Broomfield, Colorado; three grandchildren: John Howard Reitsma and wife Norma of Lakewood, Colorado; Theodore Harry Reitsma and wife Jillian of Longmont, Colorado; Elizabeth Ann Wolsleben and husband Steve of Broomfield, Colorado; five great-grandchildren:
Hannah Jean Reitsma, Ava Louise Reitsma, Charlotte, Evan and Gretta Wolsleben; and a sister-in-law Gertrude Lawson of Snyder, New York.

 

 

 

Hutcheson, Alan, age 66, of New Market, Iowa, died Sunday, October 23, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa.

Graveside memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, October 28, 2005 at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa with Pastor Russ Clark officiating. Family and friends will gather at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home at 10:00 A.M. prior to the service. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alan Jay Hutcheson was born May 2, 1939, at Sharpsburg, Iowa to Howard Hutcheson and Opal (Brown) Hutcheson . Alan was a graduate of Monterey California High School. He was united in marriage January 5, 1976 to Dixie Lee Robertson at Livingston, Montana. Alan was a truck driver for many years and his last employment was with Mid- West Viking. He enjoyed fishing, camping and his computer.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Survivors include his wife Dixie of New Market, Iowa; children, Kelly Lea McKee of Norwalk, Iowa, Curtis Hutcheson of Norwalk, Iowa, Misty Lewis and husband Chris of Neosho, Missouri; step children, Jill Kilcullen and husband Tom of Bedford, Iowa, Todd Anderson and wife Tammi of Muscatine, Iowa, Troy Anderson and wife Erica of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Elijah McKee, Tyler McKee, Eric Lewis, Owen Lewis; step grandchildren, Alexandra Romines, Kelsi Gerels, Tyler Hough; brother, Gary Hutcheson and wife Julie of Oskaloosa, Iowa; sister, Kila Larsen and husband Leon of Yorktown, Iowa; nieces and nephews.

 

Kenneth Hazleton, age 92, of Shambaugh, Iowa died Sunday, December 25, 2005, at the Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 29, 2005, at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Rev. Jan Phillips officiating. Visitation with the family was held 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2005, at the funeral home.

Burial was in the Clearmont Cemetery, Clearmont, Missouri. Memorials may be directed to the National Society to Prevent Blindness. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Lee Hazleton was born January 26, 1913, in Page County Iowa, to Arra Madison Hazleton and Maude (Bennett) Hazleton. He was a 1933 graduate of Clearmont High School.

On December 25, 1934, he was united in marriage to M. Allene Pence at Clearmont, Missouri. Kenneth was a shipping clerk for Lisle Corporation for thirty years, retiring in 1975. In his retirement he was an avid gardener, a beekeeper and a woodworker.

He also enjoyed fishing and traveling. Kenneth was a member of the Shambaugh Methodist Church. Kenneth was also a member of the I00F Oddfellows Lodge of Clarinda.

Preceding Kenneth in death were his parents; wife, Allene (07/22/1999); son, Kenneth Hazelton (03/21/2003); brother, Alva Hazleton and sister, Fern Hasbrouck.

Survivors include his daughter, Kay Williams and husband Charles of Ankeny, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Deborah Hazelton and friend Jim Woods of Sidney, Iowa; grandchildren: John Hazelton and wife Melinda of Wichita, Kansas, James Hazelton of Brookings, South Dakota, Joe Hazelton and wife Stacey of Havre, Montana, Kristina Williams of Windsor Heights, Iowa, Curt Williams and wife Kim of Waukee, Iowa; great grandchildren, Deryck and DeAnna Hazelton of Wichita, Kansas, Hunter and Mollee Hazelton of Havre, Montana; niece, Betty Lou Hazelton of Gladstone, Missouri; family friend, Ruth McCaskey of Gladstone, Missouri.

Hoffman, Geneive, age 78 of Farragut, Iowa passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2005 at the Shenandoah Medical Center in Shenandoah, Iowa. She was born September 5, 1926 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Hulda Flo (MacIntosh) Kalkas. In November of 1963, she was married to William Dallas Hoffman. Geneive worked as a waitress and raised her six children.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Christian Hochwarth and eight brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her children, Marion Fender of Tulare, California, Mary Ellen Jenkins of Courtland, California, William Jenkins and his wife Sue of Hartman, Arkansas, Bonnie Hall of Clarinda, Iowa, Michael Jenkins of Scranton, Arkansas, Wanda Hughes and her husband Brad of Clarinda, Iowa; fifteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sisters, Alice Blackwell of Shenandoah, Iowa and Helen Collier of Biloxi, Mississippi; brothers, Toby Kalkas of Shenandoah, Iowa and Donnie Kalkas of Scranton, Arkansas; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

 

Holland,  Alma "Ruth," age 73, of Boone, Iowa formerly of Clarinda, Iowa died Monday, October 31, 2005, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home, Boone, Iowa.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 4, 2005 at Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa with Rev. John Clark officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 9:00 a.m. until service time at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family to be used at their discretion. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alma "Ruth" Holland was born in Corning, Iowa on July 17, 1932, the daughter of William Holland and Zola (Herrick) Hewitt. She married Willie Holland on March 11, 1950 in Clarinda, Iowa. The couple lived in Clarinda and then in 1978, Ruth moved to Boone, Iowa. She was a nurse's aide and housekeeper at the Evangelical Free Church Home and the Eastern Star Home retiring in 1995. She also was a Foster Grandparent at Woodward State Hospital, Boone Head Start, and Franklin School in Boone.

She enjoyed cooking, sewing, watching T.V. and her grandchildren and their activities.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a daughter, Nancy Kroll; and two sons, Richard Holland and Gordon Holland.

She is survived by a son, Terry Holland; three daughters, Cheryl Lingelbach and husband Bob, Lisa Wetherby and husband John and Kathy Holland all of Boone, Iowa; a brother, Robert Hewitt and wife, Ruth of Springfield, Missouri; three sisters, Nadine Johnson and husband, Wayne of Villisca, Iowa, Lovona Moore and husband Bus of Hamburg, Iowa, and Phyllias Sidler of Corning, Iowa; ten grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Holste, Violet Marie, was born Sept 20, 1925 east of Bethesda, Iowa on her parents' farm. She is the daughter of Adolf and Rosie (Henneman) Sunderman. Violet passed away Saturday morning, Oct 15, 2005 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, IA.
                   
Violet was married to Richard Darwin Holste on April 8, 1945 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda. They were blessed with three children: Barbara, Duane, and Janette. Violet enjoyed her family and feeding them, her garden and cattle, and she and Dick were in regular attendance at Cowboy Church until their health failed.

Violet was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Roy Sunderman and Lawrence Sunderman and his wife Beulah; brothers-in-law Bill Holste and Bernard Holste and his wife Mildred.

She is survived by her children: Barbara Meyer and husband Duane of Yorktown, IA; Roy Holste and wife Nancy of Clarinda, IA, and Janette Miller and husband David of Clarinda; grandchildren Darin Holste and wife Jean, David Holste, Douglas Holste, Tonya and Courtney Meyer, Bobbie Diehl and husband Ritchie, Jodi Judd and husband Brett, Justin Miller, Angela Rogge and husband Scott, Gina Ross and husband David, and Randy Cook; fourteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two sisters, Erna Nothwehr and Marie Eitzen and husband Harold, all of Clarinda; sister-in-law Doris Holste of Hopkins, MO; nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct 18, 2005 at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Jaeckle officiating. Burial was at Clarinda Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Houchins, Rosemary, age 78 of Clarinda, IA and formerly of College Springs, IA, passed away Saturday evening May 28, 2005 at Westridge Quality Care & Rehab Center in Clarinda following a lengthy illness. Rosemary was born August 29, 1926 in Ogalala, Nebraska, the daughter of Albert Lee and Stella May (Younker) Thacker. On November 18, 1944 she was married to Robert Houchins in Hiawatha, Kansas. Rosemary and Robert owned and operated a grocery store in Clarinda and College Springs for several years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Terry Lee Houchins in 1953; five brothers, Cecil Thacker, Harold Thacker, Raymond Thacker, John Thacker and Alvin Thacker.
She is survived by her husband, Robert of College Springs, IA; son, Brian Houchins of Clarinda, IA; daughter, Pat Musick and her husband Larry of Hopkins, MO; two brothers, Bud Thacker and his wife Jean of Logan, IA and Bobby Thacker of California; along with many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at Westridge Quality Care in Clarinda with Rev Wally Paige officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hamburg. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

Huddle, Kathryn E., age 88, of Grinnell, Iowa and formerly of Clarinda, Iowa, died Friday, May 13, 2005, at Friendship Manor in Grinnell.
A graveside service for Kathryn will be held 1 p.m., Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Clarinda Cemetery in Clarinda.
Visitation hours will be held from 12 noon to 8 pm on Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home, with the family present from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday evening.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be directed to the Kathryn E. Huddle Memorial Fund and sent in care of the Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112.
Friends may send the Huddle family condolence messages by submitting them on the Smith Funeral Home website at www.smithfh.com.
She is survived by her daughter, Connie Stewart of Grinnell; her grandchildren, Shari (Rick) Kizer of Dubuque, Iowa, and Rhonda (Kelly) Kizer of Grinnell; and her great grandchildren.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marie Carlson Huddle; her husband, Ural Huddle on September 2, 1995; and her sister, Judi Heese on August 8, 2004.

Hughes, Dian Lyn Grimes-Hughes, age 55, of Clarinda passed away on Thursday morning, July 14, 2005 at her residence in Clarinda following a battle with cancer. She was born June 19, 1950 in Clarinda, the daughter of George Aaron and Roxa Elizabeth (Thomas) Woldruff.
Dian graduated from Clarinda High School and attended Iowa Western Community College in Clarinda. On August 15, 1969 she was married to David Grimes. On June 15, 1991 she was married to Lee Hughes.
Dian's passions were Jesus, her family, her friends, KMA and her backyard. She felt very blessed to have the beautiful family she and Lee had, and considered it an honor to get to raise two daughters, along with three sons.
Dian took delight in helping with community activities, and always received much pleasure in volunteering for various events. The residents at Goldenrod Manor Nursing Home and Westridge Quality Care hold a very special place in her heart.
Dian's desire was that everyone would have an opportunity to know Jesus. This simple prayer is all that's necessary to invite Jesus into your heart: "Jesus, I love you. Please forgive me my sins - I know you died for me - I ask you into my heart, and I want a relationship with you."
Knowing you are going to heaven is the most important thing in the world. If you said this prayer, and meant it, your salvation is assured with him and you will be sharing eternity with Jesus. Dian's prayer is that your journey with him grows and develops into a beautiful relationship.
Dian was preceded in death by her parents; step mother, Maye Parsons Woldruff and father-in-law, John Hughes.
Dian is survived by her husband, Lee Hughes of Clarinda; children, Doug Grimes and his wife Heidi of Clarinda, IA, Darin Grimes and his wife Kris of Iowa City, IA, Angela Giancola and her husband Dave of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Daniel Grimes and his wife Shadley of North Liberty, IA, Patricia Higgins and her husband Chris of Clarinda, IA; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Alan Woldruff and his wife Linda of Estherville, IA and Jack Woldruff and his wife Sharon of Clarinda, IA; two sisters, Sandra Stimson and her husband Darwin of Clarinda, IA and Mary Jackson and her husband Roger of Derby, IA; mother-in-law, Phyllis Hughes of Bentonville, AK along with many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 18, 2005 at the First United Methodist Church in Clarinda with Rev. Walden Paige officiating and the Praise Band providing inspirational music. Burial was at the Clarinda Cemetery. A memorial scholarship fund is being established in Dian's name. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

Huseman, John William, was born April 23, 1917, to Ida B. (List) and John H. Huseman in Yorktown, IA. He was received into God's Glory June 20, 2005, at the age of 88.

John was baptized by Rev. Horn at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Yorktown on May 6, 1917. He attended the Lutheran School and was confirmed by Rev. Bahr in 1931 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1935. In 1942 John enlisted in the United States Air Force and served as a mechanic at an airfield in England during WWII. On August 5, 1950, John was united in marriage to Volaine Weihe at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE. He farmed southwest of Clarinda for many years, remaining active into his retirement. John was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and supporter of its Lutheran School.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Marie and Lucie Huseman and Wilma Shandrick.

Left to treasure his memory are his wife of nearly 55 years, Volaine; children Christine Huseman of Yorktown, Gary Huseman and his wife Dee of Clarinda, Cathy Pope and her husband Jim of New Ulm, MN, Jane Hurst and her husband Russ of LaCrosse, WI, Jean Huseman of Omaha, NE, and Luci Huseman of Yorktown; grandchildren Trevor Huseman and wife Sheila of Zionsville, IN, Kellen and Brandy Huseman of Clarinda, Christina Hurst of Seminole, FL, Andrea, Breanna and Jonathan Hurst of LaCrosse, WI, and Ashley and Jeremy Pope of New Ulm, MN; and sister Lenore Cross of Norfolk, VA.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 24, 2005 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev Nathan Dudley officiating. Burial was at Polsley Cemetery, Yorktown. Memorials are suggested to Clarinda Lutheran School. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda was in charge of arrangements.

Hutchinson, Darrell L., 83, of Clarinda, IA died Friday, May 20, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, IA. He was born May 3, 1922, in Elmo, Missouri, the son of Orville and Berniece (Calfee) Hutchinson.
Darrell married Mary Louise Renshaw on May 4, 1946, in Maryville, Missouri. To this union two daughters were born: Cathie and Carole. He was a 1940 graduate of Elmo High School. Darrell had worked for Iowa Power Company in the station maintenance department as a foreman before he retired. Darrell and Mary moved to Clarinda from Council Bluffs, IA, in 1986. Darrell had served in the Army during WWII. His hobbies were raising garden prize tomatoes, potatoes and water melons. Darrell enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by is parents and one brother Dale Hutchinson.
Darrell is survived by is wife Mary of the home, daughters: Cathie Hutchinson of Council Bluffs, IA and Carole Hoebelheinrich and husband Myron of Cody, WY, two grandchildren; Nikki Day and husband Gary of Cody, WY and Christopher White and Fiancée Shana Setaro of Cody, WY; two great grandchildren; Garrytt Melson and Autumn White.
Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, IA, with Rev. John Clark officiating. Graveside military services by American Legion Post #492 of Elmo MO and American Legion Post #98 of Clarinda, IA. Visitation will be held Monday from 12:30 until service time. Memorials may be directed to the Parkinson Research or Goldenrod Manor. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Herzberg, Albert "Abe," age 76, the son of Albert and Ida Sunderman Herzberg, was born May 13, 1929, near Clarinda, Ia. and passed away September 20, 2005, in Riverton, Wyoming.

He grew up in Page County, Iowa, attending Immanuel Lutheran School. On February 14, 1971, Abe was united in marriage to Betty Clayton Pratt.

Abe worked at the Herzberg DX and was manager of the Country Club before moving to Riverton, Wyoming. There he was employed by Chopping Chevrolet, Courtsey Motors, Bob Hill Top Sinclar and Custodian at the Masonic Hall. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers, Rufus, David, Leroy, Leland, Willis, Marcus, Randall and Norman. Three sisters Louisa, Alice and Aletha.

Survivors include his wife Betty, step-daughter Marlene and step-grandson Tyler & wife Bierbre of Casper, Wyoming; five brothers Edmond of Shenandoah; Emil of Fresno, CA; Wesly of Clarinda; Walton and Bernard of Creston. Three sisters Leona Nothwehr of Clarinda; Bertha Jensen of Creston and Thelma Hentschke of Omaha, NE.

Graveside services were held September 22, 2005 in Riverton, Wy.

Herzberg, Eldon Wayne, age 73, of rural Clarinda, Iowa passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 30, 2005, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Jerome Wagoner officiating. Visitation with the family will be 7-8 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2005 at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Clarinda, Iowa. A memorial will be established. Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eldon Wayne Herzberg was born March 13, 1932, in rural Clarinda, Iowa, to Arnold Herzberg and Esther (Wehmiller) Herzberg. Eldon was a 1950 graduate of Clarinda High School. On July 12, 1953, he married Shirley Christensen in College Springs, Iowa. She survives of their home.
Eldon was active in FFA while in High School, earning the Iowa Farmer Degree. He also was active in 4-H, earning many county and state awards, showing his 4-H calves at the Page County Fair, Iowa State Fair, Ak-sar-ben Show in Omaha and the American Royal Show in St. Joseph, Missouri, going on to serve his Nodaway 4-H Club as their leader. He received the Page County Outstanding Young Farmer award in 1965. He was a director for twenty-five years for the Rural Electric Co-operative, a director on the Federal Land Bank for many years, a director for the Page I Rural Water District, and he was placed in the Farm Journal's "$100.00 Award Club", in 1993 for his terrace seeder he designed and built. In 1998 he, with his son Jon, received the Family-Operated Conservation Farm Award.
Eldon served his Lord by being in Walther League, Immanuel School Board, Immanuel Elder and Immanuel Cemetery Board.
Eldon was a life-long farmer, who loved and respected the land. He worked diligently to conserve and improve the land on which he and his family made their living.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He and his wife, Shirley, devoted themselves to their family and their children. Their support and love was constant and unconditional. He relished and enjoyed their accomplishments more than his own.
He was a great friend to individuals in and outside agriculture.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Fred and Gladys Christensen; and son, Jay in 1975.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, survivors are: son, Jon Herzberg and his wife Pam of rural Clarinda, Iowa and daughter, Linda Myers of Maryville, Missouri; grandchildren: Dana Anderson and her husband Nate of St. Joseph, Missouri. Kelli Brown of Maryville, Missouri, Kasey Herzberg and his wife Debra of rural Clarinda, Iowa, Kalen Herzberg of Omaha, Nebraska and Ashley Herzberg of Lincoln, Nebraska; great grandchildren: Peyton Ella Anderson and Ethan and Aubrey Herzberg; sisters, Elaine Payne and her husband John of North Platte, Nebraska and Vernice Brink and her husband Russell of Farragut, Iowa; brother-in-law, Robert Christensen and his wife Naomi of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sister-in-laws, Corrine Williams and her husband David of Villisca, Iowa, Janice Decker and her husband Berle of Omaha, Nebraska and Diane Messenger and her husband Keith of Waterloo, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and friends.