Obituaries

November 9, 1951 - July 12, 2019

Marilyn M. Steward

Cherokee, IA

 Marilyn Marie Steward, the daughter of Lloyd and Margaret (Unkrur) Steward was born November 9, 1951 in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school and graduated from Washington High School. Following graduation, Marilyn worked at Quinn’s…
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December 15, 1929 - June 20, 2019

Kenneth File

Cherokee, IA

Kenneth Dean File was born in Rock Rapids, Iowa on December 15, 1929 to Edward and Dora File. He graduated from Rock Rapids High School, Sheldon Junior College and Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa with a degree in education. Upon graduation from Morningside, Ken taught at a country school…
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December 6, 1938 - June 14, 2019

Arthur Meyers

Cherokee, IA

 Arthur Meyers, the son of William and Florence (Heller) Meyers was born Decmeber 6, 1938, at Fonda, IA. His childhood years were spent near Fonda and Varina where he attended school. Arthur was united in marriage to Trudie Putnam. He was later united in marriage to Mary Lohberger on March…
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August 8, 1930 - June 11, 2019

Wilma Bell Porter

Cherokee, IA

Wilma Bell Porter, the daughter of Leonard and Ardella (Chase) Cochran was born August 8, 1930 in Quimby, IA where she won a beauty contest. She attended the Quimby School. At age 14 she worked the Quimby switch board after school. Her family moved to Cherokee in the middle of her sophomore year.…
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December 9, 1926 - June 4, 2019

Cletus Henke

Cherokee, IA

Cletus Henke, the son of Frank and Eva (Kohn) Henke was born December 9, 1926 at in Rock Township, Cherokee County, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on the farm in rural Cherokee where he attended school. At age 18, he was drafted into the Army Infantry and served two years during WWII as a…
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May 2, 1936 - June 3, 2019

Sandra K. Specht

Cherokee, IA

Sandra K. Specht, 83, of Cherokee, won her battle with cancer and went to be with her loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 3, 2019 at one of the finest care facilities, Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Sandra Kay (Locke) Specht was born on May 2, 1936 to Watts Andrew and…
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April 22, 1955 - May 17, 2019

Matt P. George

Aurelia, IA

Mathias Paul “Matt” George, the son of Paul and Marilyn (Peck) George, was born in Cherokee, Iowa, on April 22, 1955. He grew up on a farm near Aurelia, Iowa, and graduated from Aurelia High School in 1973.  Matt was always drawn to anything with an engine, including big…
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August 27, 1943 - May 17, 2019

Dawn Sonksen

Cherokee, IA

Dawn Sonksen, the daughter of Glen and Phyllis (Wilkinson) Parker, was born August 27, 1943, in Cherokee, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Ronald Shaefer. Dawn was later united in marriage to Roger Sonksen on November 27,…
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December 19, 1931 - May 16, 2019

Mary C. Case

Marcus, IA

Mary Colletta, the daughter of Hugh and Katherine (Carel) Connor, was born December 19, 1931, in Sioux City, Iowa. She grew up on her family’s farm near Le Mars, and attended Union High School. She then graduated from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Sioux City.   Mary was…
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