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Area Funeral Announcements

Thursday, January 23, 2003

E.D. Pappadackis

Funeral services for Reverend E. D. "Mike" Pappadackis, age 72, Sioux City, formerly of Storm Lake, was held on Wednesday, January 22 at the Third Presbyterian Church in Sioux City, with Reverend William Skinner and Reverend Stephen Niles officiating. Burial was in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City.

Reverend Mike was born on August 4, 1930, the son of Dematrious E. and Irene (Volicos) Pappadackis in Sioux City. The family moved to Storm Lake when he was a child, graduated from Storm Lake High School, and in 1952 graduated from Buena Vista College. In 1955 he graduated from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago with a Master of Divinity degree. He married Jean Elizabeth Mowatt on August 6, 1955 in Chicago, Ill.

He was a member of the Prospect Hill Presbytery, Third Presbyterian Church, the Men's Club and sang in the church choir when he was the minister there. He was the Presbyterian Minister at Wilmont and Lismore Minn, Rockwell City, Third Presbyterian in Sioux City, and after 27 years he retired from Third Presbyterian Church in 1996. Upon his retirement, he was honored with the title of Pastor of Emeritus of Third Presbyterian Church. He served as pulpit supply and moderator for many Presbyterian Churches in Iowa and Neb. He was Air Guard for 12 years in the 70's and 80's. He received the John Fisher Distinguished Services Award in 1981 from Buena Vista College. He also served as Chaplain of Women's Reformatory in Rockwell City.

Reverend Pappadackis was also a member of the Morningside Masonic Lodge number 615 AFAM, Scottish Rite, Abu Bekr Shrine Temple, served as Chaplain several times of the Abu Bekr Shrine and the Sahib Unit.

His hobbies included golf and cribbage.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Elizabeth, Sioux City; one daughter, Andrea and David Kjos of Sioux City; one son, Mark and Cheryl Pappedackis of Sgt. Bluff. Also surviving him is three grandchildren: Christopher, Stephanie and Paige Pappadackis; one step grandchild: Brooke Riley; one brother, Gus D. and Mary Pappas of Tuscon, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, George Pappas.

Arnold Jensen

Funeral services were held for Arnold Lavern Jensen, 82 of Ute, formerly of Storm Lake, at the St John Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Indianapolis, Ind., on Wednesday, January 22. Burial was in the Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

Arnold Lavern Jensen was born September 10, 1920 in rural Ute, the eldest son of Efraim and Clara Jensen. He finished high school at Soldier, and farmed with his father before serving in the Army at General Patton's headquarters in Germany as a staff sergeant. After WWII, he returned to Iowa, attended banking school in Omaha, Nebraska, and subsequently took a position in the Moffat County State Bank in Craig, Colorado, where he met his wife Mary (Peggy).

He returned to Iowa and was employed at Security Trust and Savings Bank in Storm Lake for 17 years. He became an insurance salesman before taking a position as vice president at Cleghorn State. retiring as bank president in 1983. He moved to Indianapolis, Ind., in 1987 and lived there until his death on January 19, 2003.

He was an elder in the Storm Lake and Cherokee Churches of Christ, a member of Holy Trinity Evangelical Orthodox Church and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Ind.

He is survived by his wife Mary, and his children, Kenneth of Indianapolis, Ind., Tom of Sacramento, Cal., Mark of Stuarts Draft, Va., Janene Wey of Indianapolis, Ind., and Craig of Orange City; a brother Col. Harvey Jensen of Dana Point, Cal.; a sister, Helene Willis of Joplin, Mo.; 17 grandchildren and two great granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a sister, and one granddaughter.

Paul Johnson

Memorial services for Paul Elaezer Johnson, 102, Storm Lake, formerly of Alta, will be Thursday, January 23 at the Barker Funeral Home in Alta with Reverend David Arulnathan officiating.

Mr. Johnson died at the Methodist Manor in Storm Lake on Sunday, January 19.

Paul Elaezer Johnson was born on June 14, 1900 to William and Ida Ann (Mentzer) Johnson in Linden. He was married to Optime Brown on February 7, 1925. This union was blessed with eight children, three girls and five boys.

Paul an Optime lived in Burr Oak, Kansas until 1947 when they moved to Iowa. Paul was a farmer and meat butcher. He worked at the Meat Locker in Storm Lake for Russell Marks. Then, Paul and Optime moved to Olewein, where he worked in a grocery meat department until he retired back to Alta in 1965. Paul worked for Jack Perkins grocery store in Alta, also in the meat department. He enjoyed doing woodworking, clocks, pool tables, and furniture in his spare time. After his beloved wife, Optime passed away in 1990, Paul moved to his own apartment until he was 100 years old. He then moved to Methodist manor and has lived there for over two years.

Paul is survived by three daughters: Marie and Elmer Thompson of Alta, Deanna and Ron Williams of Bella Vista, Ark, and Doris and Gordon Radke of Worden, Mont; three sons, Bradley Johnson of Grand Island, Neb, Karen and Sylvia Johnson of Cedar Rapids, and Gary and Sue Johnson of Waldport, Ore; two daughters-in-law, Karolyn Johnson, wife of his late son Arlen of Richardson, Texas and Fran Johnson, wife of his late son Walter of Hurst, Texas; 25 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Optime; two brothers, Harry and Ray; and infant son; and two sons, Walter and Arlen.