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September 18, 2018

Obituaries (8-2-18)

Arnold Awe, 77

Arnold M. Awe, 77, of Sioux City, formerly of Norfolk passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Pioneer Valley Living and Rehab in Sergeant Bluff.

Services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 2 at Faith Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ralph Shorey officiating. Burial will be in the Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday with the family present 6-8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are asked to be given to Mission Control. Condolences may be sent online at www.meyerbroschapels.com.

Geraldine Behlers, 82

Geraldine M. Behlers, 82, of Sioux City died, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, surrounded by family at a local hospital. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30 at St. Luke Lutheran Church. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. with family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to meyerbroschapels.com.

Geraldine was born Aug. 16, 1935, on the farm near Bancroft, Nebraska, the daughter of Gerald and Edith (Thernes) Havekost. Geraldine was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rosalie, Nebraska. She graduated from Bancroft High School in 1953 and Wayne State College in 1957. Geraldine was joined in marriage to Merlin Behlers on August 4, 1957 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Geraldine taught school for over 30 years. She began in 1957 at Ponca High School (two years, Commercial then Math). After taking time to start her family, she resumed in 1966 at Hayworth Junior High School (16 years, Math) and continued at East Middle School (14 years, Math and Geography). She retired in 1996. Her greatest joy and specialty was teaching math and co-coaching the annual district-wide Math Bee. She was called “Mrs. Bee” by her students and friends.

She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, ADK teacher sorority, NEA, ISEA, SCEA, Retired Teachers, Golden Age Card Club, Kanduettes, Daughters of the Nile, Order of the Eastern Star, Mall Walkers, the Cooper Lunch Bunch, and was inducted into the Who’s Who for High School Students, College Students, and Teachers.

She enjoyed attending her children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s activities, including school, football, basketball, baseball, track, soccer, bowling and volleyball. She liked to play cards – pitch, pinochle, 500, and cribbage. She also enjoyed camping and traveling for 40 years. She loved holidays and having family all together.

She is survived by four children, Deb Angerman of Sioux City, Steve (Tammie) Behlers of Pella, Iowa, Bob (Tricia) Behlers of Sioux City, and Jim Behlers of Avondale, Arizona; seven grandchildren, Noah Angerman, Seth (Crystal) Angerman, Mallory (Scott Roberts) Behlers, Quinton (Kelsie) Behlers, Mackenzie (Rachel) Van Zante, Mitchell and Megan Van Zante; four great-grandchildren, Kellen, Payton, and Paige Angerman and Hayden Van Zante.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Edith (Thernes) Havekost; husband, Merlin; grandson, Nathaniel Angerman; father and mother-in-law, Dale and Irene (Roth) Behlers; brothers-in-law, Dallas, Warren, Doug, and Charles Behlers; and sister-in-law, Beverly Kai.

In lieu of flowers and for memorial contributions, the family requests donations be made to your favorite Heart, Kidney, or Arthritis organization.

Mark Conlon, Sr., 59

Mark R. Conlon, Sr. went to meet his Savior on Sunday, July 22, 2018, while surrounded by his loved ones at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 21, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Kenny Hsu officiating. Burial will be in Dakota City Cemetery in Dakota City. Visitation with the family present will begin at 6 p.m., with a Celebration of Life service at 7 p.m. on Aug. 20, at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Mark was born in Papua New Guinea to missionaries Ray and Arlene (Bute) Conlon on Dec. 19, 1958. They moved back to the Spokane area when he was five, then moved to Sioux Falls at the age of seven, where he attended local schools. When he was 14 they moved to Beresford and he attended Beresford High School. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force in 1976 and served until 1994. Mark considered his greatest accomplishment to be able to serve his country. He expressed his desire to go back into the service even after he contracted cancer for the first time.

Mark had three sons, Mark Jr. and Corey of Tucson, Arizona, and Christopher of Sioux City. Finding true love late in life he married Pat L. Berger of Dakota City on Aug. 21, 2004 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

He contributed his vast memory of songs from the 1970’s and 1980’s to his Air Force career and his mother, Arlene. His friends found him to be gentle and tenderhearted. He loved to talk about military, music, and old cars. His favorite being a 1970 gold Camaro. Mark was selected to fly on the Sept. 25, 2018, Honor Flight for heroes that served their country. He will be missed by many.

His survivors include his wife of 14 years, Pat; his three sons, Mark Jr., Corey and Christopher; two granddaughters, Cristina and Monica; two grandsons, Elias and Silas: and his favorite aunt, Betty Bocock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Arlene of Beresford; and his favorite uncle, Darrell Bute of Jackson, Minnesota.

Nancy Lane, 64

Nancy A. Lane, 64, of South Sioux City passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018, at a local hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3 at Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., with the family present at 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 at the funeral home.

Nancy was born on Jan. 15, 1954, in Anthon, Iowa, the daughter of Merle and Lucille (German) White. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, Iowa. Nancy met Jim Lane while they were both working at IBP in Dakota City. They were married on April 10, 1976 in Sioux City and were blessed with three sons and a daughter. Nancy worked various jobs before working for the U.S. Postal Service from 1985 until her retirement in 2016.

She loved spending time with her family, playing music, gardening, crocheting, playing bingo and pool. She was also a huge Dodgers baseball and Husker football fan.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Lane; children, Troy (Tammy) Lane, Tim Lane (Holli), Tom (Dena) Lane, and Jamie (Mike) Vermilyea; grandchildren, Cody, Brittany, Breanna, Brandon, Miley, Benjamin, Kylee, Tyler (Courtney), Danielle, Jesse, Ryan, Kristopher, Grant and Eli; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Gary (Pam) White, Harold (Doreen) White and Curt (Sue) White; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Lucille White.

William Heck, 79

William (Bill) Heck, 79, of Gresham, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Wisconsin. Memorial services will be Friday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Homer officiated by the Rev. Dave Hawkins. The visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. The burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Bill was born Feb. 1, 1939 on the family farm west of Homer to Ross and Gladys (Forney) Heck. He was the 12th of 12 children. He attended Homer grade school. William loved spending time with his family, especially his 54 nieces and nephews.

He is survived by sisters, Mary Ann Robertson of Pender and Bonnie Rossiter of South Sioux City; sisters-in-law, Carmen Heck of Bella Vista, Arkansas, and Delores Heck of Rapid City, South Dakota; significant other, Eva (Bear) Bowman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Alvin, Joe, Bob, Bud, Jack, George; three sisters, Genevive Johnsen, Esther O’Neill, Shirley Longwell; three sisters-in-law, Mabel Heck Vassar, Lorraine Heck, Ila Heck Esch; five brothers-in-laws, Martin Johnsen, Tom O’Neill, Merle Longwell, Bob Robertson, Jim Rossiter; two nieces, and five nephews.

Robert Schroeder, 60 

Robert K. Schroeder, 60, of South Sioux City, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Regency Square Care Center in South Sioux City.

Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in South Sioux City with the Rev. Michael Keating officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Robert was born on March 23, 1958, in Hastings, the son of Roger and Margaret “Peggie” (Smith) Schroeder. He attended St. Michael’s Grade School and South Sioux City High School. He worked at Metz Baking Company for 20 years and worked as a heavy equipment operator while building the Siouxland Ethanol Plant.

Robert enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing, cooking, hunting, and watching Husker football.

Survivors include his children, Mindy (Jason) Sudo, Stephanie (Ryan) Simmons, Rodney (Emilee) Schroeder, and Riley Schroeder; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his mother, Peggie Schroeder; brothers, Russell, Ronald (Tammy), Richard (Miranda) and Randall (Heather) Schroeder; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Schroeder; two aunts, Susan Church and Judie Wisnieski; and two uncles, William Schroeder and Ronald Smith.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Siouxland for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for designations to be made at a later time.







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