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October 17, 2017

Obituaries (9-14-17)

Betty Guldhammer, 80

Betty Joan Guldhammer, 80, of South Sioux City passed away Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at her home. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Becker – Hunt Funeral Home. Following the visitation the body will be cremated and a private interment will be at a later date.

Betty was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of George W. and Marie (Fredricks) Kunch. She married Allan L. Guldhammer Aug. 5, 1974, in Green Mountain, Iowa. The couple made their home in Marshalltown, Iowa, until moving to South Sioux City in 1975. 

She is survived by her husband Allan, three daughters: Vickie Sells of Le Grand, Iowa, Dee Ann Sells of Aurora, Colo., Sandra Collins of Sacrament, Calif., a son David Guldhammer of South Sioux City, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, a brother Dick (Ruth) Kunch of Marshalltown, Iowa, and a sister-in-law Kathryn Kunch. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Marvin Sells, a brother Bud Kunch, and three sisters: Ellen Kimmery, Violet Lake and Lillian Linnburg.


Ethelind Voss, 74 

Ethelind “Lindy” Whitehorn Voss, 74, of North Sioux City, S.D., formerly of South Sioux City, passed away after a long battle with COPD on Sept. 6, 2017. 

A private memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City. 

Lindy was born to Edna and Floyd Whitehorn in South Hampton, N.Y., on March 21, 1943. Raised in Oregon, Lindy met her husband of 55 years, Dale “Spook” Voss while attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. The early years of her marriage were spent in South Sioux City. After several moves, businesses, and jobs, Lindy and Spook relocated back to South Sioux City where they ran the South Sioux City Trailer Wash Out from 1994 until retirement in 2011. 

Some of her greatest joys included traveling back to Oregon to eat smoked salmon and seeing the ocean, playing bridge, and trying a new recipe from one of her many cookbooks. 

She is survived by her husband; her son, J.C. and his wife, Terri and their children, Corey and Gage; her son, David and his children, Eric and Deanna; and her daughter, Debbie, her husband Scott VanAuker and their children, Jack and Aaron; her sister Mary Jane Moore; her brother, Randy Whitehorn; and her brother-in-law, Stanley Voss. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Susan Moore and Judy Aaron. 

Her family requests any memorial donations be made to Hospice of Siouxland, 4300 Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City, Iowa 51104. Their supportive and compassionate staff, volunteers, and services made Lindy’s final months a time of spiritual growth, grace and peace.


Justin Bullis, 35 

Justin Scot Bullis, 35, of South Sioux City died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 in South Sioux City. 

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Becker – Hunt Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. 

Justin was born February 1, 1982, in Sioux City. He graduated from South Sioux City High School in 2000. He liked to tinker with and do repairs on small engines.

Survivors include a son Spencer and a daughter Emily, both of Sioux City, his mother Julie Brown and his stepfather Jason Brown both of South Sioux City, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


Miriam Schneider, 86  

Miriam Morgan Schneider of Evanston, Ill., died at the age of 86 on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Presbyterian Homes in Evanston. She was predeceased in 2015 by Yohma Gray, her spouse. Miriam was born in 1931 to the late William and Ora Morgan of Dakota City. 

Raised in Nebraska, Miriam graduated from South Sioux City High School, Midland University, and the University of Nebraska Law School. She had a long career at Chicago Title Company where she served as Vice President for many years. She was a long-term animal rescue activist in Evanston. 

Miriam is survived by two sisters: Maurine Johnson of Lincoln, Neb., and Kay Shelly of South Sioux City; and three nieces and nephews.

Mario Aldrich, 20

Mario James Aldrich, 20, of Rosalie, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 in an ATV accident. Wake services were held at the HoChunk Community Building in Winnebago with Rev. Mark Merrick Jr. officiating.  

Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, Sept. 11, at the HoChunk Community Center with the graveside committal services following at the Win-nebago Catholic Cemetery.  

Mario was born January 3, 1997 in Sioux city, Iowa, the son of Dixie Aldrich.  Mario was employed with Bear Claw Construction as a construction worker, working at the Carl T. Curtis health center expansion project in Macy. He at-tended grade school at Walthill Public School then transferred his junior high and high school years to Bancroft-Rosalie. He graduated from Bancroft-Rosalie in 2016. Mario is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. He enjoyed playing basketball, football and softball, but most of all he loved to spend his time with family and friends. His highlight in life was playing bas-ketball for Bancroft-Rosalie and being part of the state championship in 2014 then taking runner-up at state in 2015.

He is survived by his mother, Dixie Aldrich of Winnebago; three brothers, James (Michelle) Corn, Gabe Aldrich of Winnebago, and Jaywin Aldrich of South Sioux City; two sisters, Shonna and Gabie Aldrich, both of Winnebago, four nieces and three nephews.  His second parents, Kenneth and Crystal Appleton of Rosalie. His house brothers, Kenneth Appleton Jr., Arthur Marr Jr., Andrew Marr, Kain Miller, Ashtyn (Lola) Marr, Cameron Freemont, Brandon Ison of Rosalie and Daniel Appleton of Iowa.  His house sisters, Ashley (Garan) Coons and Ashleen (Maurice) Blackbird of Rosalie and Sara Appleton of Ser-geant Bluff, Iowa. He also survived by his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Allysa Bonneau and unborn son of Lyons. His maternal grandmother, Lita Levering of Winnebago, and his maternal grandfather, Forrest “JC” Aldrich Jr. of Macy and many uncles and aunts.

He is preceded in death by a brother and aunt.  


Sally Moseman, 84

Sally Nye Moseman, age 84, died peacefully after a long illness on January 14, 2017 in San Francisco. 

SNM, as she preferred to be called, was born on Sept. 21, 1932, the third of three children to Clyde Kenneth and Pauline Nye Moseman. She grew up in Pender, and after attending Cottey College in Missouri, she studied in Paris, France. She moved to California to complete her education at Stanford University, graduating in 1954.

Greatly influenced by the time she spent living abroad in Paris, SNM traveled widely, cultivating an appreciation for classical music, international cuisine, fine art and architecture. 

Her early professional pursuits included advertising, public relations, political campaign management and founding Properties International – pre-internet precursor to now famous VRBO. She was an influential contributor to the nationally recognized publication “Here Today,” documenting many San Francisco Bay Area properties of style and the restoration of San Francisco’s historic Victorian-era buildings.

A long and successful career in real estate development and management followed. After her retirement, she devoted her time to numerous civic activities, family and friends.

SNM is survived by family in California, Mexico, Nebraska, Oregon and Sweden. She will be greatly missed by all who shared her life.  

She will be interred in the family plot at Rose Hill Cemetery in Pender at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. A social gathering will follow.


Paul Osnower, 79

Paul Isadore Osnower, 79, of Pender, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 at Legacy Garden Rehabilitation and Living Center in Pender. A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender.

Paul was born October 4, 1937 to Lawrence Osnower and Sadie Cohen in Kan-sas City, Missouri. He graduated from Westport High School in 1955. During high school, he was active in football, DeMolay and sang in the a-cappella choir. He was a member of the Naval Reserves. Paul managed Safeway for many years and owned a 7/11 Convenience Store. He later moved to Nebraska to be near his family. Paul graduated from Law Enforcement Training Center in Grand Island. He worked as a police officer in Pender and Emerson and fin-ished his career as a Dakota County Deputy. He loved Elvis, singing and danc-ing, as well as watching westerns, old movie classics and football.

He is survived by his wife, Loma Osnower; daughters, Anna (Oscar) Osnower, Janet (Martin) Skrotzki; son, Edward (Anita) Osnower; sister, Marsha Lang-ston; granddaughters, Jayme Kruse and her sons, Kolby, Oakley and Avery, Heidi (John) Skrotzki and their son, Johann, Gretchen Skrotzki and Maddy, Leeann Osnower and her children, Jessie and Kesslon; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Sadie Osnower, and a brother, Jerome Osnower.


Joe Hightree, 62

Joe Martin Hightree, 62, of Granite Falls, Washington, died on Aug. 25, 2017.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Beck Park in Decatur on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with his family and friends.

Joe was born in Pender on July 5, 1955 to Eldon and Edna (Olson) Hightree of Decatur. He attended grade school and high school at Walthill Public in Walthill.

Joe moved to Granite Falls shortly after high school with several of his best friends. That is where he met the love of his life, Linda Parade, who he married.

Joe loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He also loved to hunt and fish. He has many friends in Washington and Nebraska and lived to ride his Harley.

Joe is survived by his wife, Linda of Granite Falls, mother Edna Hightree of Decatur, brothers Gene Hightree of Decatur, Jack Hightree and wife Stacie of Golden, Colo., sister Toni Hightree Nolze and husband Rick of O’Neill, sister-in-law Ramona McNeil, husband Ken and daughter Marjolaine, sister-in-law Bernadette Williams, husband Randy and daughter Brandy, sister-in-law Jeannette, partner Paul, son Cole and daughter Jeanell, sister-in-law Michelle Duyvewaardt, husband Ron, daughter Nicole and Jason Lebrun, all from Canada,  nephews Jim Hightree and wife Rhonda of Albion, Luke Hightree of Golden, Colo., Jarrod Long and wife Stacy from Clearwater, nieces Amy Hightree Market and husband Bob of Hastings, JoJo Long of Omaha,, Ellie Hightree of Golden, Colo., and many great-nephews and great-nieces, extended family and friends. 

Joe was preceded in death by his father Eldon (Don) Hightree of Decatur, grandparents Harold (Dutch) and Frances Olson of Decatur, grandmother Blanche Hightree of Decatur, Uncle Harold (Brub) Olson and Aunt Betty Olson of Peewaukee, Wisc. and Decatur, Uncle Del Hightree of Decatur, and his best friend Randy Meyer; Uncle Red Hightree of Decatur, Uncle Jack Hightree of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Aunt Iva Jean Unger from Eldorado, Ks. and Aunt Frances Boland of West Point.


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