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From: raymond.coon@comcast.net
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2008 4:54:37 PM

Harriette C. Rehwoldt

Harriette Claire (Coon) Rehwoldt, 81, formerly of Sioux City died Sunday, Dec. 27, 1998, in Sioux City following a lengthy illness.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Krishen Persaud officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Christy-Smith Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rehwoldt was born Jan. 28, 1917, in Winnebago, Neb., the daughter of Rhodes J. and Genevieve Charlotte (Draper) Taylor. She was raised in the Siouxland area.

She married Wayne Wesley Coon on July 4, 1932. He died Sept. 20, 1956. She moved to Oregon in 1962. She married Herm Rehwoldt on July 3, 1967. He died May 28, 1998. She returned to Sioux City on Dec. 15, 1998. She was employed as an office manager with North Bend, Ore. water board.

She was a former member of St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, a past president of Women of St. Luke Lutheran Church and a member of Order of the Eastern Star Rose Croix.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Ronald and Jean Coon and Jan and Charlotte Coon, all of Sioux City and Michael and Linda Coon of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a daughter and her husband, Janet and David Adam of Sioux City; a brother, Robert Taylor of Ponca, Neb.; a sister, Vira Williams of Kennewick, Wash.; Diane and Cliff Rehwoldt of Gresham, Ore.; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Martin; and four brothers, Charles, Earl, Gary and Jerry Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Jan G. Coon, Mark and Mike Adam, Tim Merchant, Eric Norton and Steve Treinen.

 


 

From: "Randy Ridgway" ar2thdoc@madisoncounty.net

Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 10:35:50 -0600

This obituary was found in The Sioux City Journal on Tuesday, September 03, 1968, page A8.

Martin Ridgeway
Funeral services for Martin Ridgeway, 84, 2305 W. Second St., will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the W. Harry Christy Funeral Home, 711 Myrtle St. The Rev. D. E. Cannaday of Rustin Avenue United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery.
Mr. Ridgeway died Sunday at a local hospital after a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 28, 1883, at Rockford, Mo. He came to Sioux City 40 years ago from Wagner, S.D., and worked for Strange Bros. Hide Co. until retirement. He married Alice Mapes in June 1955 in Sioux City. She died in 1965.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Luella Franzen of Newark, N.J.; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren.
 


 

Kingsley Newspaper, Mrs. Jessie Robbins, 1887-1959 Jessie Johanna Robbins, the daughter of August & Elizabeth Warneke was born Dec 6th 1887, near Holstein, IA. She died on Dec 11 1959 at the age of 72 years and 5 days. Her death ended 2 years of ill health, including the last 8 months in the hospital. At the age of 3 months she moved, with her parents to Kingsley where she attended school and grew to young womanhood. Jessie was united in marriage on March 6th 1907, to Frank Sheeler. To this union were born 3 children, Emerald Sheeler, of Long Beach, CA. Opal Bochmann of Rapid City, SD, and Gladys Scott of Mapleton, IA. She married Rube Robbins on Mar 5, 1926. To this unions was born 1 son, Bertram Robbins of Laurens, IA. She was baptized April 22, 1923 and an active member of the local Church of Christ, until her death. Preceding her in death were, Mr. Sheeler and Mr. Robbins, 2 sisters and 1 brother. She leaves to mourn her passing: the four children, 14 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Mrs. Florence Wink of Kingsley and Mr. Emma Shammel of Lewistown, MT. and 3 brothers, Elmer of Tucson, AZ. and Clarence and George of Kingsley, many other relatives. Funeral services were held Dec 14, at the Church of Christ with Mervyn Moberly officiating. Burial in the Correctionville Cemetery.
 


 

Mrs. Ben Rooney – Mrs. Ben Rooney, 87, Hubbard, retired school teacher, died Wednesday at a Sioux City hospital of brief illness.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hubbard.  The Rev. John C. Connealy, pastor of Sacred Heart Church at Emerson will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Hubbard.  The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Jack E. Becker Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Mrs. Rooney, the former Mabel E. McGee, was born Aug. 4, 1891 in Hubbard.

She was married June 23, 1917, in Hubbard.  Mr. Rooney died in January of 1926 in Hubbard.

She was a lifelong area resident and taught school at Hubbard Grade School for 44 years, retiring in 1962.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Altar Society of the church.

Survivors include two sons, Tom of Hubbard and John in the navy in California; one brother, Brother Leo McGee of California; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren (Sioux City Journal, Thurs. 1 Feb 1979, A5).


 

OBITUARY, Anthon Herald, 31 January 1940, page 3: L. A. Robinson, a resident of Woodbury county the past 58 years, passed away early Monday morning at the Reunions hospital following a short illness. Mr. Robinson was born in Jones County, Iowa, February 15, 1861. In 1882 he was married to Alice S. Coon at Ida Grove. His wife and a daughter, Ina, preceded him in death 13 years ago. Survivors include 3 daughters, Ms. C. H. Johnson and Mrs. L. L. Dunkelberger of Correctionville and Mrs. Bert Chase of Washta; 2 sons, H. E. Robinson of Sioux City and C.C. Robinson of Correctionville, 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, January 31, at the Wilson-Hull Funeral Home with Rev. B. H. Coonradt, pastor of the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in the Correctionville Cemetery. Mr. Robinson had owned and operated seven different farms in Rock Township. "Link" as the deceased was familiarly known, was very active in the welfare of the community, friends and neighbors, and many times in early days he rode to Ida Grove to summon a physician for illness in his neighborhood. He was superintendent of the Sunday School at Rock Center school for 15 years. It was a branch at that time of the Anthon Christian Church. The deceased served on the election board in Rock township for over 20 years. He was an extensive farmer and breeder of registered shorthorn cattle and Poland China hogs until 1929 when with the passing of Mrs. Robinson, he gave up his profession. The past several years he made his home with his son, C.C. Robinson.

 

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