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Pauline L. Feddersen

1925 - 2020

    Pauline L. Feddersen, age 95, of Anthon passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at Whispering Creek Senior Living of Sioux City.
    Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020, at the Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon.
    Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, 2020, in the St. Paul Lutheran Church-Midway of Rural Battle Creek. Rev. Marty Davis officiated. Committal Services followed in the St. Paul Lutheran-Midway Cemetery of Rural Battle Creek.
    The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Anthon was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
    Pauline Lillian Hamann was born in rural Correctionville near Midway on April 19, 1925, to Frank and Dorothea (Strackbein) Hamann. She was baptized in her faith on May 31, 1925, at St. Paul Lutheran Church-Midway of rural Battle Creek. She remained an active member for 57 years, serving as a Sunday school and Confirmation teacher, on LWML Boards, and on Midway Cemetery Board. In February 1982, she transferred her membership to Anthon Trinity Lutheran Church of Anthon where she continued to active in many capacities.
    She attended Midway Country School through the 8th grade. As was the custom after eighth grade, Pauline attended Catechism at Midway Church fulltime for 1 year and was confirmed in May of 1939. She then attended Anthon High School, graduating in May of 1943. Pauline went on to further her education at Western Union College where she received her teacher's certificate. She then taught 3 years in 3 country schools around Anthon.
    On December 27, 1945, Pauline was united in marriage to Herman Max Feddersen Jr. They became parents of one son, Harlan. They were grain and cattle farmers northeast of Anthon. The couple retired to Anthon in March of 1981. Pauline enjoyed dancing, playing cards and was active in 2 card clubs. Her family was the center of her life, and she enjoyed attending her grandchildren's various activities as well as attending activities of her nieces, nephews and Godchildren.
    She was a 66 year cancer survivor and wrote letters of encouragement to friends and acquaintances throughout the years. She also was a prolific card writer and enjoyed sending and receiving notes on all occasions. She was extremely strong in her faith which showed in her compassion for others.
    Survivors are her son, Harlan (Mary Frances) Feddersen of Sioux City; three grandchildren, Ryan Feddersen of Sioux City, Brent (Sarah) Feddersen of Des Moines, and Gwen (Jeremy) Smith of Baltic, SD; five great-grandchildren, Alexa and Burke Pitz of Des Moines, Adyllen, and Elliana and Jace Smith of Baltic, SD; one brother, Donald (Lorna) Hamann of Anthon; sister-in-law, Lorraine Johnson of Ida Grove; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
    Pauline was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Herman Max Feddersen Jr.; parents, Frank and Dorothea Hamann; two brothers, Herold (Ilene) Hamann and Richard (Donna) Hamann; a sister in infancy; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.


Sandra "Sandy" S. Sypersma

1948 - 2020

    Sandra S. "Sandy" Sypersma, 72, died on Friday, August 14, 2020, at Unity Point-St. Luke's Medical Center in Sioux City.
    A Memorial Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Mater Dei Parish – Nativity Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior.
    The family was being assisted with arrangements by Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel.
    Sandra Sue "Sandy" Sypersma, the daughter of Carl and Bernice (Fitzpatrick) Treiber was born on March 31, 1948, in Danbury. She graduated from Danbury Catholic High School in 1966 and went on to attend Stewart's School of Beauty. Sandy was then employed at First National Bank in Sioux City as a Bookkeeper.
    On October 11, 1969, Sandy was united in marriage with Harold Sypersma at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. She was a homemaker and later ran an in-home daycare. In 1982, the couple moved to an acreage outside of town, and Sandy began a house cleaning business.
    Sandy and Harold were members of the Lawton Saddle Club which included countless trail rides and weekend gatherings. Her love of animals included horses, birds, and especially her Sheltie dogs. Sandy loved yard work and being outdoors and kept an immaculate yard, garden, and flower beds. The couple wintered in Arizona in later years and went on many camping trips, frequenting the grounds in Yankton, SD. They also cherished their trips to the Black Hills in South Dakota.
    Sandy is survived by her husband, Harold of Sioux City; children, Shawn (Sheila) Sypersma of Hinton, and Sheri (Cody) Sypersma-Griffin of Moville; grandchildren, Zach Sypersma, Kayla Sypersma, Chase Sypersma, and Colton Griffin; her Sheltie, Sissy; siblings Bob (Dianna Kovarna) Treiber of Danbury, Bonnie (Mike Nielsen) Kallsen of Maplteton, Sharlene (Jim) Novak of Omaha, Tim (JoAnn) Treiber of Danbury, and Todd (Donna) Treiber of Mapleton; and many other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents.


Dennis Palm

1948 - 2020

    Dennis Allen Palm of Central City, NE, passed away on July 28, 2020.
    A celebration of his life was held on July 31st at Dennis and Diane's home in Central City. Graveside services were held on August 3rd at the Danbury cemetery.
    Dennis was born on April 20, 1948, in Battle Creek to Alfred and Edna (Shermbeck) Palm. He grew up in the Danbury area and graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1966. Following his graduation he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Iowa National Guard from 1966-1972. On June 6, 1970, Dennis married Diane Trucke in Danbury. Dennis farmed in the Irwin and Danbury areas from 1970 until 1991, when they moved to Grand Island, NE. They then moved to Central City. Dennis worked at Garrett Tire in Grand Island for several years, he then began working for FedEx in his retirement years.
    Dennis was an avid golfer, and could fix about anything. He was always a farmer at heart and had a strong connection with his horses and to their farm. He also enjoyed his morning coffee club at Waffles ‘N' More. Denny was always known as one of the "Good guys" to everyone who met him. He loved his family, but his relationship with Jesus Christ was first.
    Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Diane of Central City; his children, Dawn (Jerry) Palm of Phillips, NE, Danyal (Ian) Metz of Abilene, TX, and Mark (Margo) Palm of Hastings, IA; 3 grandchildren; his brothers, Kenny (Kathy) Palm of Houston, TX and Johnny (Joan) Fick of Danbury; his sister, Phyllis Fick of Battle Creek; and his mother-in-law, Kat Trucke of Danbury.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, sisterLois Collins; his father-in-law, Edwin Trucke; and his two brothers-in-law, Mark Trucke and Marvin Collins.