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Obituaries Dwight Coil

Dwight Myrick Coil, 92, of Battle Creek, IA, died Monday, August 6, 2001, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, with Nancy Profit officiating. Burial followed in Mount Hope Cemetery, Battle Creek.

A Masonic service was held Aug. 8.

Born May 31, 1909, in Ida County, IA, Dwight was the son of Alvin Wilcke and Bessie (Fairchild) Coil. He graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1927, then attended Iowa State University and Morningside College. In 1932, he married Edna Garnet Tillotson in Ida Grove.

Dwight was employed at Iowa Public Service in Ida Grove for several years. In 1939, he and Garnet moved to a farm northwest of Battle Creek where they farmed until 1962. At that time, they made their home north of Vermillion, and continued farming until 1997. Following Garnet's death in 1997, Dwight returned to Battle Creek.

Dwight was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 446 A.F. & A.M., and served as director and president of the Maple Township School District. He also was a trustee for Maple Township, served as a director of Farm Bureau, and was past patron of the Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include: five daughters, Connie Drey and husband Mel of Omaha, NE, Jeanette Hoppner and husband Lloyd of Colville, WA, Audrey Namanny and husband Bill of Carroll, IA, Linda Larson of Portland, OR, and Muriel Coil of Phoenix, AZ; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents wife Garnet, two brothers, Ralph and Roland Coil, one sister, Ruby Stough, and one grandson, Timothy Drey.

A memorial fund has been established.

Clarinda Howey

Clarinda K. Howey was born on Sept. 26, 1917 on the farm in Meckling, the daughter of John P. and Daisy (Pond) Kryger. She died on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2001 at the United Retirement Center in Brookings at the age of 83 years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 8 at First Lutheran Church, Brookings, with the Rev. Scott Miller officiating. Rude's Funeral Home, Brookings, was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in BluffView Cemetery, Vermillion.

Clarinda received her education in rural school at Meckling. She was married to Lyle M. Howey Sr. and lived in Vermillion before moving to Sioux Falls in 1942. Lyle died on Oct. 11, 1958 in Sioux Falls.

She was employed by the City of Sioux Falls as a matron at the coliseum and arena for 30 years until her retirement in 1982. While she worked at these locations, her family attended many of the functions, thus leaving them with many fond memories of family times spent together.

Clarinda remained in her home in Sioux Falls until June of 1998, when she became a resident of the United Retirement Center in Brookings.

She enjoyed traveling overseas visiting with family and friends. She managed to visit Hawaii, Guam and many foreign countries during her travels. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and collecting antiques.

Clarinda is survived by: two sons, Lyle M. Howey Jr. (Barbara) of Brookings, and Larry D. Howey (Doreen) of El Paso, TX; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Violet Feauto (Barney) of Hawarden, IA; and one brother, William Kryger (Delores) of Dakota City, NE.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three daughters, two granddaughters and seven brothers.

Wayne Iverson

Wayne D. Iverson, 81, Sturgis, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at Sturgis Community Health Care Center.

Funeral services were Monday, July 30, at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis, with the Rev. Lloyd Lemke officiating. Burial with military honors followed in the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Mr. Iverson was born May 10, 1920, in Clay County, to Arthur and Mae (Nelson) Iverson. He attended Norway School in Clay County. Wayne helped his father on the farm and also worked in Vermillion for Anderson Produce, driving grain and livestock trucks.

On May 16, 1942, he entered the U.S. Army. He was in the medical field, getting his training at Fitzsimmons General Hospital in Denver. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines and was honorably discharged on Jan. 8, 1946.

Mr. Iverson married Mathilda Jepsen at Gayville on Aug. 15, 1946. They farmed at Meckling until 1951. They moved to Vermillion, where he worked for Thompson Lumber Company until 1960, when they moved to Sturgis. Mr. Iverson worked at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center as a nursing assistant until May 23, 1985, when he retired.

He was a member of the VFW, the Sturgis Senior Citizens Center, and Trinity Lutheran Church (WELS) in Sturgis. He volunteered for four years in the Civil Air Patrol with the unit in Vermillion. He was also a private pilot.

His hobby was HO trains. He also enjoyed boating, chariot racing and flying.

Survivors include: his wife, Mathilda Iverson, Sturgis; two daughters, Pamela Iverson, Chicago, IL, and Michelle Rivera, Madison, WI; one son and his wife, Douglas and Joyce Iverson, Sturgis; two sisters, Lois Ellis, Mission Viejo, CA, and Audrey Schmitt, Cannon Falls, MN; one brother, J.N. Iverson, Vermillion; four granddaughters, Day Kilness, Amanda Iverson, Daneen Iverson and Chaunee Evans; and four grandsons, Jason Iverson, Dustin Evans, Dylan Evans and Joshua Rivera.

His parents, one brother, Milo, and one granddaughter, Shana Kilness, preceded him in death.

Donna Schooley

Donna Jean Schooley, 74, Wakonda, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at her residence.

Funeral services were held Aug. 7 at the United Methodist Church, Viborg, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery, rural Viborg.

Hansen Funeral Home, Irene, was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Wolsey to Arthur and Florence (Hatcher) Ostlund. She graduated from Gayville High school in 1944. She married Kermit Schooley on Sept. 3, 1944, in Gayville.

She was employed at Gurney Seed Company in Yankton, as a bookkeeper at Schooley's Body Shop in Viborg, and the Mountain Bell Telephone Company and Natrona County Courthouse, both in Casper, WY. She retired in 1991.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Viborg, leader of the church youth group, Sunday School teacher and lay leader. She was also a member of the church's women's group, Viborg VFW Auxiliary and a member of the Danish Brotherhood Society of Viborg.

Survivors include: her husband, Kermit, Wakonda; two sons, David A. Schooley, Casper, WY, and Douglas W. Schooley, Colorado Springs, CO; one daughter, Diane Orr, Wakonda; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Ostlund, Auburn, WA; three sisters, Mary Biesman, Rapid City, Betty Rasmussen, Elk Point, and Sheila Hoffman, Vermillion; along with many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one son and one grandson.

Memorials may be directed to the Viborg United Methodist Church Handicap Ramp Fund.

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