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September 18, 2018

Obituaries (7-19-18)

Doris Maher, 86

Doris M. Maher, 86, of South Sioux City passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in South Sioux City. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m., with the family present at 5 p.m. and the rosary recited by the Catholic Daughters at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Doris was born March 24, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Alva and Dorothy (Denkinger) Hoffman. She graduated from Heelan High School in 1950. At the age of 18 she went to work for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Sioux City, where she worked for 27 years and was promoted to Supervisor of Operators. Doris married Philip Maher on Dec. 1, 1956, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in South Sioux City. They were blessed with three children and were married for 32 years before Philip passed away on Oct. 25, 1988. Doris also worked at Shopko for 23 years, where she managed the jewelry department.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, was an active bridge player and enjoyed going out and playing cards on Fridays with “The Friday Bunch”. She also enjoyed crocheting, sewing, cooking, baking, and shopping for Christmas. Doris was an avid reader, instilling a love of reading in her family. She also loved her Schipperke dogs, Misty and Mandy.

Survivors include her children, Catherine (Mark) Greenwald of Omaha, Susie Joens of Sioux City, and Steve Maher of South Sioux City; seven grandchildren, Jeff Greenwald, Kim (Brad) Van Winkle, Kristin (Mark) John, Tyler Greenwald, and Philip, Rachel and Kevin Joens; five great-grandchildren, Jackson, Anabelle, Harrison and Coralyn Mae Van Winkle and Mason John.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alva and Dorothy Hoffman; and her husband, Philip Maher.

Elaine Molstad, 91

Elaine M. Molstad passed away on July 14, 2018 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1927, to Alvin and Katie Gordon (Johnson) in Sioux City, Iowa. She grew up in South Sioux City. She attended South Sioux City High School and graduated in 1945.

On June 7, 1945, Elaine married her high school sweetheart, George “Skeex” Molstad, at the First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City. Over the years they lived in South Sioux City several times, and in Long Beach, California; Denver, Colorado; Austin, Texas; and Rapid City.

She is survived by her husband, George “Skeex” Molstad; sons David E. (Karen Kruth) Molstad of Concord, California, Donald A. (Teresa) Molstad of Rapid City; grandchildren Katie Molstad of Rapid City, Adam Molstad of Brookings, South Dakota; five great-grandchildren; Don’s additional family of three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild.

Elaine loved gardening, nature, and animals. She was a hospital volunteer for eight years at the Marion Health Center in Sioux City, and for two years at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Later, while living in Colorado Springs, she worked in home care for 14 years

She will be cremated and no funeral is planned.

Any contributions in her memory may be given to the charity of their choice.

Maurice Kellogg, 55

Maurice Carl Kellogg, 55, of Dakota City passed away on July 9, 2018, surrounded by his family. Memorial services were 11 a.m. Friday, July 13 at Morningside Lutheran Church. Visitation was Thursday, July 12 from 4-8 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to

Maurice was born on Nov. 8, 1962, in McGregor, Iowa to Gary and Catherine Kellogg. He lived in Elkader, Iowa, as an infant and later moved to Wisconsin where most of his childhood took place. He graduated from West Grant High School in 1981, and had two years of continued education in diesel mechanics.

On Sept. 24, 1983 he married Cindy Christ. After short stays in Illinois and Wisconsin, they settled in Dakota County, Nebraska in 1986. Maurice worked for Andersen Family Farms for the next 32 years with the exception of one year spent in Minnesota.

Maurice's greatest joys in life were his family and farming. He was a proud father of four children. He loved spending time with them whenever he could, including working with two of his sons, Montgomery and Matthew, on a daily basis. He was intelligent and hardworking. He could fix or build anything. If someone had a problem or needed something done, the first call was to Maury. He didn't mind the long, hard days that farming involved. He always said that he had fun every day.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy, and their four children, Montgomery, Maxwell, Matthew, and Sarah; his stepfather, Charles Quick; his siblings Mike (Shelly) Kellogg, Mark (Mary) Kellogg, Marlys Kellogg, and Dwight Quick; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gary Kellogg and Catherine Quick.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Maurice’s name to the Burn and Wound Center at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, or to the memorial fund at Morningside Lutheran Church.

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