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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Billie A. "Bill" Bryant

Billie A. "Bill" Bryant, 81, Aurelia, formerly of Larrabee, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 13, in the St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee. Rev. Jud Stover officiated. Burial is in the Cedar Cemetery at Larrabee. There was a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home on Monday. Military rites at the cemetery by L.A. Wescott Post 2253 of the V.F.W. Visitation was on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family present from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee.

Bill was born Jan. 20, 1927 at Hartley, to Carroll and Lillian (Andrie) Bryant. He attended country school near the Covey Church. He joined the U. S. Navy on January 20, 1944. He was a Seaman First Class serving on the Aircraft Carrier USS Antietam and the USS Lexington during World War II. He was on 23 islands and countries in the South Pacific during the war. He was married to Marlyss Meyer at Storm Lake, Iowa. He worked on the railroad as a Fireman after his military service, then drove truck and farmed for many years, retiring in October of 2005. He had been a resident of Aurelia the past 2 ? years and prior to this had lived on a farm N.E. of Larrabee for many years. He was a member of the Larrabee United Methodist Church and had served on various Church committees over the years. He was a member of the neighborhood club and the V.F.W. He enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives and entertaining his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Robert and Richard Bryant, two brothers-in-law Bill Meyer and Rodney Miller, Two nephews Bill Bryant and Randy Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Marlyss, one daughter and one son: Kathy Dirkx and her husband Ardan, Storm Lake; David Bryant, Cherokee; two grandchildren: Brian and Michele Dirkx and their children Jenna and Devin, Spencer; Kara and Trent Abrahamson and their daughter Jada, Orange City; Five sisters-in-law Delores Bryant, Milford; Nila Miller, Aurelia; Nola Carlson and her husband Glen, Storm Lake; Charlotte Meyer, Ruthven; Laura Weier and her husband Marlin, Linn Grove; also many nieces and nephews.

Dr. David Endersby

Dr. David Endersby, 92, Papillion, Neb. and formerly of Sioux Rapids, died on Saturday, March 15, at Midland Hospital in Papillion, Neb.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids.

Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Sioux Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Clark

Phyllis Clark, 70, Ida Grove, Sunday, March 16, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

Funeral services will be held 1p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. Burial to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Battle Creek. Friends may call at Christensen-Huffman Funeral Home in Ida Grove on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Online condolences may be directed to HYPERLINK "http://www.christensenhuffman.com" www.christensenhuffman.com.

Born March 17, 1937, in Battle Creek, Phyllis Darlene Clark was the daughter of Charles and Ida (Sumpter) Heldt. She grew up in the Battle Creek area, graduating from Battle Creek High School in 1954.

On December 30, 1956, Phyllis was united in marriage to Duane Harry "Bud" Clark in Ida Grove. The couple was blessed with four children, Valita, Jeff, Jerry, and Michael. In earlier years, Phyllis worked as a waitress at the Tip Top Café in Ida Grove and at Venture Inn in Battle Creek. She enjoyed reading, camping, and handiwork of all kinds. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove and the Ladies Aid.

Survivors include four children, Valita Evers, Storm Lake; Jeff (Bette) Clark, Arthur, Jerry (Patty) Clark, Dunlap, and Michael Clark, Ida Grove; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth (Bill) Hesse, Alta; Eva (Dallas) Heckens, Stanton, Neb., Alice (Carl) Carlson, Omaha, Neb., and Jo Heldt, Sioux Falls, S.D.; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999; her parents; a sister, Joan Spotts; and a brother, David Heldt.

Marita Dick

Marita Dick died on March 17, 2008 in St. Paul, Minn.

Graveside Service for Marita Dick, 89, Bloomington, Minn.will be Thursday, March 20, at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Schaller. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller is in charge of the arrangements.