Obituaries

May 13, 1952 - November 20, 2020

Deborah A. Johnson

Cherokee, IA

Deborah Ann Johnson, the daughter of Russell and Mary (Filos) Benda, was born May 13, 1952, in Red Oak, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Red Oak where she and the Benda family were actively engaged in the community, including athletic activities of all kinds and social gatherings with…
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August 6, 1926 - November 6, 2020

Leo Jordahl

Cherokee, IA

Leo Jordahl, the youngest child of Christian and Caroline (Hatleli) Jordahl, was born August 6, 1926, in Albert Lea, MN. His childhood years were spent in Albert Lea where he attended school and graduated from Central High School. After high school, Leo went to work for Wilson Foods. While working…
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December 18, 1943 - November 5, 2020

David Keith Bofenkamp

Cherokee, IA

David K. Bofenkamp was born December 18, 1943 in Sac City Iowa, the son of Joseph Anthony and Pearl Viola (Nelson). He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. The family moved to Cherokee in 1954. He graduated from Immaculate Conception HS in 1963. He then served in the Army from 1964 to…
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July 18, 1931 - October 21, 2020

Erma Kathryn Bush

Cherokee, IA

     Erma Kathryn Cecelia Delores, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Goetzinger) Ruden, was born on July 18, 1931, on the family farm near Oyens, Iowa. Erma’s childhood years were spent farming with her family, including seven brothers and four sisters. During her teen years,…
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October 31, 1972 - October 14, 2020

Rory Ray Booth

Marcus, IA

Rory Ray Booth was born on October 31, 1972 in Le Mars, Iowa, the firstborn child of the late Gary and Sheila Booth. He graduated from Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School and attended several colleges, including most recently Briar Cliff University.  On September 24, 2005, Rory and Amber…
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February 26, 1933 - October 7, 2020

Marlene Lucille Cave

Cherokee, IA

Marlene Lucille Cave, the daughter of Henry and Erma (Griese) Schoeneman was born February 26, 1933, in Rock Rapids, IA her childhood years were spent in Rock Rapids. Her family moved to Milford, IA, and she graduated from Milford High School.  On June 12, 1955, Marlene was united in marriage…
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May 25, 1935 - October 6, 2020

Leland "Lee" Darwin Sellers

Cherokee, IA

Leland Darwin Sellers, the son of Carl and Lola (Boggs) Sellers, was born May 25, 1935, in Boone, IA. He attended school in Marshalltown, IA where he graduated in 1953. Following graduation, he served in the National Guard and later enlisted in the military. While in the military, Lee was stationed…
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June 3, 1939 - September 30, 2020

Jeanette Helen Arndt

Cherokee, IA

Jeanette Helen Arndt, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Schall) Hart was born on June 3, 1939, in Pocahontas, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Gilmore City, IA, where she attended school. During her junior years of school, she moved to Fort Dodge, IA, where she attended and graduated from…
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