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July 17, 2018

Obituaries (3-29-18)

Jill Christiansen, 77

Jill Christiansen, 77, of Pender died on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Pender Community Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender with Pastor Randall Herman officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Pender.

Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home of Pender were in charge of arrange-ments.

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.

Jill was born on November 6, 1940, in Pender, the daughter of Wilber and Dorothy (Vogt) Tonjes. She attended and graduated from North Platte High School.

On May 27, 1961, Jill was united in marriage to Norman Christiansen at Salem Lutheran Church near Dakota City. To this union three daughters were born, Carla, Cara and Chris.

Jill volunteered for several years with the Pender Volunteer Fire and Res-cue Department and taught EMT classes out of Norfolk. During her spare time she enjoyed quilting.

Jill is survived by her daughters, Carla (Steve) Lindburg of Marco Island, Fla., Cara (Dan) Spitzer of Lincoln and Chris (Brad) Meyer of Pender. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Carl Tonjes of Sioux Falls, S.D. and special friend Barb Wingett.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Norman.

David Sackville, 57

David “Dixie” J. Sackville, 57, of Winside died on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Premier Estates of Pierce in Pierce.

Memorial services were held Tuesday at Christ Lutheran Church in Pierce with Pastor Cara Jensen officiating. Burial will be at a lat-er date.

Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home of Pender is in charge of the ar-rangements.

David was born on September 15, 1960 in Aledo, Ill., the son of Robert “Rocky” and Joyce (Fourdyce) Sackville. He attended school at Bassett.

On September 20, 1980, he was united in marriage to Lori Sack-ville. To this union three children, Jesse, Matt and Dixie were born. The couple later divorced.

He was the owner operator of Sackville Trucking. He also worked for Vic’s Jack and Engine of Norfolk and Walt Fissit with Andrews Van Lines.

He is survived by his sons, Jesse (Jill) Sackville and Matt (Cami) Sackville; daughter, Dixie (Jared) Altwine; his mother Joyce Sack-ville, all of Pierce. David is also survived by his brother, Joe (Con-nie) Sackville of Norfolk; sister Cindy (Steve) Engelhart of Walthill; best friend Kenny Hanson of Weeping Water; eight grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

David was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father.

Harriet Ortmann, 97

Harriet Ortmann, 97, died Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Lincoln.

Memorial services will be scheduled at St. Paul’s at a later date.

She was born on November 26, 1920, to Harry and Johannah (Munderloh) Copple. Her father died before Harriet was born.

She has been a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bancroft, becoming a baptized child of God on January 12, 1921. She was confirmed in her faith at St. Paul’s on May 20, 1934.

She married Arthur Ortmann at St. Paul’s on December 25, 1941, while Art was home on leave from the U.S. Army. During World War II she taught country school and later worked in the bomb plant at Mead. When Art returned from the service after the war ended, he and Harriet settled in Bancroft briefly and then spent most of their married life on a farm northwest of Bancroft. Harriet taught Sunday School for many years and was an active member of Altar Guild at St. Paul’s.

Art and Harriet moved to Bancroft after retiring from farming. Harriet moved to West Point for a few years and spent the last 15 or so years in Lincoln where she continued to enjoy life until a fall shortly before Christmas led to her decline.

Harriet is survived by her children, Robert (Jan) Ortmann of Omaha; Marcia (Bob) Rabe of Lincoln; John Ortmann of Ord; Mary (Norm) Gehring of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Lori (Kurt) Gall of Clarkson; nine grandchildren and a growing number of great-grandchildren brought her joy.

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years and her three siblings, Hal, Hyle (Jimmy) and June.

Carol Luber, 68

Carol E. Luber, 68, of South Sioux City, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at a Sioux City hospital.

Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at First Presbyterian Church in South Sioux City with the Rev. Rex Wentzel officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Grant Cemetery in Smithland, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Carol was born on Aug. 14, 1949, in Onawa, Iowa, the daughter of Glen and Dorothy (Bailey) Skow. She graduated from Mapleton High School in 1967 and received her Cosmetology Certificate from Ellis Beauty School in 1969. Carol married Wayne Luber on July 18, 1970 in Mapleton, Iowa. They made their home in South Sioux City and were blessed with two children, Chad and Angie. She owned and operated For Beauty’s Sake beauty shop in Riverside for over 30 years. Carol also worked as a cashier at Hy-Vee for seven years and a bank teller at Pinnacle Bank for three years.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon and enjoyed participating in the bell choir. She was also a member of Baker’s Dozen Extension Club and the Bunco Club. She loved spending as much time as she could with her grandchildren, and attended many of their games and activities. She also enjoyed taking the grandchildren on yearly summer trips and baking.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Luber of South Sioux City; son, Chad (Tricia) Luber of Emerson; daughter, Angie Cobb of Sioux City; her mother, Dorothy Skow-Cosh (Al) of Rodney, Iowa; brother, Joe (Sue) Skow of Spencer, Iowa; sister, Marilyn (Steve) Longlee of Rodney, Iowa; grandchildren, Cade, Carter and Ava Luber, and Trey and Dylan Cobb; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Glen Skow; and in-laws, Lyle and Verna Luber.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for designations to be made at a later time.

Harriet (Frank) Stevens, 88

Prayer services for the late Harriet Stevens, 88, of South Sioux City will be the evening of April 1 at St. Michael's Church in South Sioux City. The funeral will be Monday, April 2. Times were unavailable as of press time. Contact Becker-Hunt Funeral Home at 402-494-5171 or for more information.

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