Obituaries

October 12, 1935 - March 12, 2019

Audrey A. Dushinske

Cherokee, IA

Audrey Ann Dushinske (Howard), 83, of Cherokee passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 under hospice care at her residence in The Beck. A mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, March 18 at Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery.…
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March 25, 1936 - March 10, 2019

Paul Anthony Lux

Cherokee, IA

     Paul Anthony Lux, son of Maydar and Anna (Henke) Lux was born in Cherokee on March 25, 1936.  He lived his entire life on the Lux Century farm west of Cherokee.  He attended Maryhill Catholic School and later graduated from IC School in 1955, where he was an…
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December 22, 1954 - February 28, 2019

Steven R. Canny

Cherokee, IA

Steven Russell Canny was born on December 22, 1954 in Osage, Iowa, to parents Clair Russell and Janice Sue (Julius) Canny. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Steve attended and graduated from Rockford High School in 1973, where he was a long-time high school record holder for…
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June 9, 1950 - February 25, 2019

Kenneth A. Morgan

Cherokee, IA

Kenneth A. Morgan, son of the late Cecil and Marion Morgan was born June 9, 1950 and passed away February 25, 2019. Ken’s early years were spent on the farm near Webb, Iowa where he was involved with many shenanigans with his two older brothers. The family then moved to the farm near…
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July 1, 1955 - March 11, 2019

Kenneth Edwin Kistenmacher

Cherokee, IA

Kenneth Edwin Kistenmacher, the son of Edwin and Katherine (Spiese) Kistenmacher, went home to be with his heavenly father on March 11, 2019. He was born on July 1, 1955 in Cherokee, Iowa. He spent his childhood years on the family farm in Diamond Township, Cherokee, County, south of Aurelia.…
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August 17, 1937 - March 10, 2019

Ruth Ann Tippy

Cherokee, IA

Ruth Ann Tippy, the daughter of Roy and Marie (Fuhrman) Tippy, was born in Cherokee, IA on August 17, 1937. She attended I.C. Catholic Schools, and graduated with the class of 1956. Following graduation, Ruth attended X-ray and Lab School in Minneapolis. Her first job was working as a lab…
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July 6, 1945 - February 25, 2019

Beverly Irene Paeper

Cherokee, IA

Beverly Irene (Waterman) Paeper was born in Sac City, Iowa on July 6, 1945, the daughter of Paul and Iva (Geary) Waterman. She attended the local schools and graduated from Sac City High School. She was united in marriage to Darwin D. Paeper on October 11, 1963, and the couple lived in…
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June 11, 1957 - February 15, 2019

Merlin O. Hunt, Jr.

Rural Meriden, IA

Merlin Oliver Hunt, Jr., was born in Cherokee; IA on July 11, 1957, the son of Barbara (Kaus) and Merlin Hunt, Sr. He grew up in the Quimby, IA area, and graduated from Willow H.S. in 1975. Following graduation, Merlin served in the Marines, where he was stationed in Sicily, Italy from February…
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April 16, 1935 - February 10, 2019

Phyllis J. Briese

Meriden, IA

Phyllis J. Briese (1935-2019)                Phyllis J. Briese Sioux Falls. SD- Phyllis J. Briese passed away on Sunday February 10, 2019 at South Ridge Care Center in Sioux Falls after a short illness. Phyllis J.…
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January 12, 1933 - February 4, 2019

Joanne Mary Hackett

Omaha, NE

Joanne Mary Hackett, the daughter of Louis and Dorothy (Heller) Weber was born on January 12, 1933, in Marcus, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in the Marcus area where she attended Amherst Township School #8 until 8th grade. She then attended and graduated from Holy Name High School in…
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October 13, 1931 - January 31, 2019

Wilma Marie Starkey

Cherokee, IA

Wilma Marie (Sievert) Starkey was born on a family farm near Galva, Iowa, on October 13, 1931, to William and Louise (Rusch) Sievert. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Galva.  She attended and graduated from the Alta Community School District in 1949.…
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August 11, 1930 - January 24, 2019

Phyllis G. Peterson

Cherokee, IA

Phyllis Georgene was born in Yankton, SD on August 11, 1930, to Edna (Ideker) and George Lau. Her childhood years were spent in the Hinton, Iowa area where she attended country school and graduated from Hinton High School in 1946. She received her teaching certificate from Morningside…
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September 14, 1926 - January 24, 2019

Beverly Anderson Zieman

Cherokee, IA

Beverly Anderson Zieman was born Sept. 14th, 1926 to parents Frederick Elmer and Alyce (Lyckholm) O’Connor in St. Paul, MN. She graduated from East High School in Sioux City, IA in 1944 and attended the University of South Dakota. She married William R. Brandsma (deceased in 1953) and had…
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December 11, 1922 - January 20, 2019

Ruth Anna Meehan

Marcus, IA

Ruth Ann Meehan, a life-long resident of Marcus, passed away on Sunday afternoon, January 20, at the age of 96, surrounded by members of her family. She fell asleep peacefully in Jesus her Good Shepherd whom she served and followed throughout her life. Ruth Ann was a beloved mother, grandmother,…
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June 5, 1931 - January 19, 2019

Dollie M. Morton

Cherokee, IA

Dollie Marie Morton, the daughter of Robert and Sally (Morrison) Conner was born June 5, 1931, near Seney, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Le Mars, Peterson, and Linn Grove, IA. She attended and graduated from Linn Grove High School. Following her schooling, she worked at Sioux Valley…
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