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February 20, 2019

Obituaries (11-22-18)

C.E. Krumwiede, 94

C.E. “Gene” Krumwiede, 94, formerly of South Sioux City, passed away Nov. 13, 2018 in Omaha after a brief illness.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City with Karl Luther officiating. Military honors will be presented by the United States Army Honor Guard. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

C.E. “Gene”, the son of Henry and Anna (Bassett) Krumwiede, was born June 27, 1924, in Sioux City. He grew up in Dakota City and graduated from Dakota City High School in 1942. Gene served with the United States Army in Korea until his honorable discharge.

In July of 1950, Gene was united in marriage to Ceoyne Hurlbutt and this union was blessed with two children. Gene was a longtime resident of South Sioux City and had lived briefly in Hooper, Nebraska, and Fremont during the 1960’s and 70’s. He worked as a supervisor with Northern Natural Gas until retiring in 1982. Ceoyne passed away on Oct. 27, 1986.

In September of 1989, Gene married Dorothy (Oder) Strohbehn and they enjoyed 26 years together until she passed away on Aug. 28, 2015.

Gene enjoyed woodworking, yard work, and fine cars. Above all, he loved spending time with family. His home church was First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City.

He is survived by one son Mark (Tammy) Krumwiede of Omaha; grandchildren: Kara (Clayton) Kibbie, Kyle (Lexi) Krumwiede all of Omaha, Chad Krumwiede of Columbia, South Carolina, Candace Carroll and Jimmy Carroll both of Dublin, Georgia; brother, Robert (Carol) Krumwiede of Dakota Dunes; sister, Carol Ann Krumwiede of Omaha; and numerous other treasured relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Goldie Krumwiede; spouses: Ceoyne and Dorothy; daughter, Cindy Carroll; granddaughter, Cristy Jo Krumwiede and brother, Richard Krumwiede.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to: Endless Journey Hospice Care, Inc., 10909 Mill Valley Road, Suite 205, Omaha, NE 68154.

Dale Nelson, 92 

Dale D. Nelson, 92, well known auctioneer of Pender, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at the Pender Community Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Pender; the Rev. Gerald Leise will be the celebrant. The visitation will be Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a wake service beginning at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church. The burial will be in Rosehill Pender. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Dale was born April 22, 1926, to Gehard and Marian (Nielsen) Nelson in Maskell, Nebraska. He attended school in Maskell and joined the U.S. Army on March 15, 1945, until being honorably discharged Dec. 23, 1946. While serving in Korea, Dale started his auctioneering career and also toured with the Army All-star team to the South Pacific. He played for the Korean All-stars in Rizad Stadium in Seoul.

Dale married Catherine Cadwallader on Feb. 12, 1953 in Hubbard. The couple lived in Ponca for a time before moving to Maskell until 1963 and had five children. Dale joined the auction firm Smith McGill and Robertson on Nov. 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The family moved to Pender in 1964. Upon his arrival, Dale spent his time at the weekly Pender and West Point Livestock Auctions, along with hundreds of retirement and estate auctions. Dale attended his last real estate auction on Oct. 26, 2018. He saw land sell from $130.00 to $13,000.00 an acre during his 70 year career.

One of his proudest accomplishments was to initiate a group to develop Twin Creeks Golf Club. He enjoyed playing golf with anybody, especially in his later years when he would hit the ball farther than his eyes could see. Dale enjoyed vacations in Minnesota for 55 years. Most of all, Dale loved talking to his kids, grandkids, and others who came to visit around the kitchen table. He would give advice to the grandkids on how he would do things.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Nelson of Pender; daughters, Beckie (Steve) Gutzmann of Emerson, Shari (Tony) Henschke of Pender; sons, Clay (Tami) Nelson of Pender, Tim (Brenda) Nelson of Lexington, Nebraska, Brian (Lori) Nelson of Pender; sister, Leona Bottorff of Ponca; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Mavis Nelson of Ponca, and Margie Cadwallader of Pender.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gehard and Marian Nelson.

Nicki Leedom, 36

Nicki L. Leedom, 36, of Homer passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at her residence.

Services will be held at a later date. Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City is handling arrangements.

Nicki was born July 4, 1982, in Sioux City, the daughter of Gerald and Jayne (Norris) Leedom. She graduated from Homer High School, earned a dental assistant degree from WITCC, and social work degree from Briar Cliff College. She was blessed with four children.

Nicki was a loving mother, daughter, and granddaughter. She was also a wonderful woman and good friend to many. She loved animals, music, plants, and vacationing.

Survivors include her children, Joshua, Chelsi, Jacob, and Mason; mother, Jayne (Garrett) Frigge of Sioux City; grandmother, Fern Norris of Homer; and siblings, Taryn Buller, Riley Woten, Wesley Rooney and Cash Frigge all of Sioux City.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Leedom; grandfather, RJ Norris; and uncles, Wade and Jeff Norris.

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