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The Des Moines Register D Fridav, October 3, 1997 7M Almanac Dateline Obituaries I' M Three injured in Ipsco explosion The Rkoistrr's Iowa News ServicIs t Montpelier, la. A Davenport man was in critical condition Thursday after he and two others were in jured in an explosion at the Ipsco Inc. steel plant here. Thomas George Bryson, 39, was flown to University Hospitals in Iowa City after the accident Wednesday night Mark Rock, 34, of Atalissa and John K. Beatty, 33, of Eldridge were treated and released at Genesis East Hospital in Davenport. ' t- An emergency medical worker who responded to the explosion said all three were treated for burns. f Muscatine County Sheriff Lowell Snyder said an Ipsco superintendent told him that the explosion hap pened just, before 8 p.m. in the plants - melt shop. Employees were performing a procedure they had exe cuted several times before without incident, the superintendent told Snyder. It involved pouring molten steel from one container to another. I The steel plant is not yet in full production, but. employees have been conducting tests there since May. iyA:.i ! Ipsco officials declined to comment. Missing Clinton man's body found The Register's Iowa News Service t . Clinton, la. After an autopsy Thursday, officials confirmed that a body pulled from the Mississippi River this week was that of a missing Clinton man. Terry Leon Johnston, 55, was re ported missing earner this week. His body was discovered Wednesday by a fisherman near Princeton. Officials declined to release the cause of Johnston's death Thursday evening. The case is being investigated by the Clinton Police Department and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Spencer, Sioux City set record highs y t . . : " The Rkoister's Iowa News Service Spencer, la. Daily record highs were set Thursday in Sioux City and Spencer, the National Weather Service said. The high temperature in Spencer was 93, breaking the Oct. 5 record of 91 set in 1953, the weather service said. The high temperature in Sioux City was 94, breaking the record of 93, also set in 1953, the weather ser vice said. Today, it should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers or thun derstorms mainly in the east, the weather service said. Highs should range from 70s in the northwest to 80s in the east. Faith, environment topic of conference The Recister's Iowa News Service , Cedar Falls, la, Religious and environmental leaders will promote faith-based environmental efforts at a conference in Cedar Falls this week. ' ; The event today and Saturday at the University of Northern Iowa is titled "Conserving and Renewing Community: A Conference on Reli gion and Environment in the Upper Midwest Both day s events will be in the university's Center for Energy and Environmental Education. The conference starts at 7 p.m. to day. To register, or for more infor mation, call (800)782-9519 or (319) 273-6988. Texas Six' escapee gets 15-year terra Fort Madison, la. (AP) An Iowa State Penitentiary inmate who was one of the Texas Six" who escaped a year ago while being taken to New Mexico was sentenced to ! 15 years for his conviction as a habitual offender. ; ' Everett Ray Wagner, 42, already serving time after being convicted of second-degree kidnapping and in surrection dating back to a 1981 prison riot, won't be eligible for parole for at least three years. A Lee County jury convicted Wag ner Aug. 15 of escape as a habitual offender after the Aug. 28, 1996, episode where the van that was taking the six inmates to New Mexico last summer as part of a prisoner swap was seized by the inmates. The van stopped in Texas about 100 miles north of Amarillo, where the inmates were arrested. He was sentenced last week. 1,300 volunteer The Register's Iowa News Service Ames, la. More than 1,300 Iowa State University students will be volunteering for Habitat for Human ity as a community service project for Homecoming 1997. I JOHN SPENCER Des Moines John I. Spencer, 80, of 2320 S.W. Virginia Ave. died of diabetic shock Sunday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Corinthian Baptist Church Chapel of which he was a member. Mr. Spencer, a native of Bessernv er, Ala., grew up in Marshalltown and moved to Des Moines in the 1940s. He was a retired production worker for Monarch Cement Inc., an Army veteran of World War U, and a member and past president of the Monarch Club. .-; Among survivors are his wife, Ma bel; a son, Jerry of Des Moines; his mother, Bessie Spencer of Marshall- town; two brothers, James of Mil waukee and Andrew of Scottsdale, Ariz.; five sisters, Ada Spencer and Thelma Pinston, both of Marshall-town, Ruby Nesbitt of Des Moines, Mildred McGowan of Minneapolis and Geraldine Hunter of Sacramen to, Calif.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Southtown Funeral Home is han dling arrangements. , MARY LOU SILZER West Des Moines ' Mary Lou Silzer, 69, 6f 1800 36th St., West Des Moines, died of a heart ailment Wednesday at home. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Westover Funeral Home. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery. Mrs. Silzer was bom in Des Moines and had lived in the area all her life. She was a retired account specialist with Meredith Publishing. Surviving are three sons, Gregory and Jeffrey, both of Urbandale, and Douglas of Des Moines; and three grandchildren. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Westover Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends after 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. DWIGHT STEEN Oskaloosa Dwight Steen, 76, of Oskaloosa died of a heart ailment Wednesday at home. Services will be at I p.m. Saturday at Tracy United Methodist ' Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in Bellefountaine Cemetery in Tracy. Mr. Steen was born in Oskaloosa and had lived in Mahaska County all his life. He was a farmer and member of Bellefountaine Masonic Lodge and the 4-H county committee. Surviving are his wife, Lois; a daughter, Sharon Brogan of Solon; a son, Bob of Mechanicsville; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Fri day at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, where the family will be present from 7 to 8 p.m. FERN L0RIM0R Knoxville Fem Marie Lorimor, 92, of Knox ville died of a heart ailment Wednes day at Griffin Nursing Center there. The body has been donated to the University of Iowa Anatomy Department, and memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bybee & Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville. Miss Lorimor was born in Marion County and had lived in the Knox ville area most of her life. She was a retired clerk with Baker Drug and a member of First United Methodist Church, Marion County Historical Society, Knoxville Hospital Auxiliary and Daughters of Union Veterans. ; Nieces and nephews survive. Friends may call from 9 am. to service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marion County His torical Society or the Knoxville Hospital Auxiliary. ALMA UNDERLAND Story City Alma B. Underland, 98, of Story City died of a heart ailment Wednesday at Bethany Manor there. Servic es will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethany Manor Chapel in Story City, with burial at Highland Memory Garden Cemetery. Mrs. Underland was born in Gar- reston, S.D., and had lived in Des Moines more than 35 years before moving to Story City in 1987. She was a homemaker and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines. , Survivors include a son, Orville of Jewell; two daughters, Sylvina Ray of Story City and Dolores Anderson of Columbia, S.C.; two sisters, Stella Thielman and Helen Christiansen, both of Sioux Falls, S.D.; a brother, Joseph Sande of Willmar, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 16 greatgrandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at Soderstrum-Larson Funeral Home in Story City, where the family will be present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. , AGNES B0LING Glendale, Ariz. ' , ' . f Agnes Elizabeth Boling, 87, of Glen-1 dale, Ariz., died of a heart attack there Sept 10. The body was cremated and graveside memorial services will be held Saturday at Rest-haven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Mrs. Boling was born in New York City and had lived in Des Moines before moving to Arizona a few years ago. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. ' Survivors include two stepdaugh-' ters, Bette Sandre of West Des Moines and Jo Hanna Rains , of Des Moines; a stepson, Robert Perry of Aurora, Colo.; nine grandchildren;, and seven great-grandchildren. " ; Memorial contributions may be made to the Iowa Heart Association. ! Local arrangements are being handled by McLaren's Funeral Chapel in West Des Moines. NETTIE ENGEL Newton ., . Nettie Elizabeth "Bette" EngeL 88,' of Newton died of a heart ailment Thursday at Skiff Memorial Hospital there. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wallace-Pence Funeral Home in Newton, with burial at Palo Alto Cemetery near there. Mrs. Engel was born in Tuleta, Texas, and had lived in Newton since 1970. She was a homemaker and member of Women of the Moose. Surviving are her husband, Merrill; and two sisters, Mayme Robertson of Newton and Lydia Canfield of Mountain Home, Ark. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. ; today at the funeral home. KIY0 HATASAKI Ames I Kiyo Hatasaki, 77, of Ames died of complications of Alzheimer's disease and leukemia Tuesday at home. The body will be cremated and memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Collegiate United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Hatasaki was born in Seattle and had lived in Ames since 1943. She retired from J.C. Penney. Survivors include her husband, Paul of Ames; two daughters, Pau-lette Ryoul of Atlanta and Gloria Bachmann of Grinnell; and six grandchildren. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames. Memorial contributions may be made to her church. ' GLEE SCOn Yale Glee P. Beeber Scott, 80, of Yale died of complications of Parkinson's disease Thursday at Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson. Services will be at 10 am. Saturday at Yale United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Brethren Cemetery in Panora Mrs. Scott was born in Jamaica and had lived in Yale most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of the Yale Women's Club. Surviving are her husband, Leonard; two sons, Doyle Beeber of Carroll and Dale Beeber of Jacksonville, Ark.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 10 am. today at Beidelman Funeral Home in Panora, where the family will be present from 7 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to; the Parkinson's Disease Foundation; Clarke student awarded science grant The Rkoi.nter's Iowa Nkws Skkvick Dubuque, la. - The Iowa College Foundation has awarded a studentfaculty research grant from the R.J. McElroy Trust to Heather Claude, a junior science major at Clarke College here. Claude will write a computer program to take a single human voice sound and input and reproduce the sound at various pitches. Smith comes 'home' Tim Recistkr's Iowa Nkws Srrvick , Waverly, la. - Waverly will welcome former Iowan Harry Smith of CBS News when he comes to town to do a story. The Midwest Draft Horse Sale will be from Oct. 7-10. Call For Information Crrf Sociefcof Iowa 128Shurfine Ankeny, Iowa 50021 515-255-4500 1-800-830-3464 ItfjS I 1 p.- REUBEN S0K0L0FF West Des Moines v ' Reuben M . Sokoloff, 87, of Fountain West Care Center, 1501 Office Park Road, West . Des Moines, died of a heart attack there Tuesday. The body has been donated to the University of , Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, and memorial services will be at at a later date in Chicago. Mr. Sokoloff was born in Kansas City, Mo., and had lived in Des Moines since 1988. He was a retired mechanical engineer and consultant. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Schemitsch of Hugo, Minn.; two . sons, Mark of Des Moines and Richard of Los Alamos, N.M.; and six grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Hamilton's Funeral Home. Des Moines Births DES MOINES GENERAL HOSPITAL AMODEO Robin Amodeo and Robby Carter of Creston, a daughter, Wednesday. REED Lynn Lewis-Reed and Richard Reed Jr. of Cotfax, a son, Wednesday SOUTHWARD Amanda Smith and Robert Southward of Colfax, a son, Sept. 25. IOWA METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER BOXLEY Elizabeth and Todd of Princeton, Mo., a son, Wednesday. HEIN Shannon and Dennis of Panora, a daughter, Thursday. MclNROY Glory and Mark of Elkhart, a daughter, Thursday. PITT - Brenda and William of Des Moines, a daughter, Thursday. MERCY HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER EHRENBERG Lynn and Ron of Ankeny, a daughter, Wednesday. FREDRICKS Anastasia Fredericks and Frederick Fndley of Norwalk, a daughter, Wednesday. HUDSON Veronica Hudson of Des Moines and Todd Robinson of Burlington, a daughter, Tuesday. MARTIN Brandi Hurley and Mike Martin of Ames, a son, Wednesday. STEARNS Laura Stearns and Joseph Mason, a daughter, Thursday. STREET Vicki of Des Moines and Brian of Nevada, a daughter, Thursday. Iowa Deaths ALTON Emma G. Karssen, 96. CLEGHORN Alice G. Pitts, 80. COLUMBUS JUNCTION Eunice D. Barber-Patterson, 91. CORAL VILLE Irene L. Cook, 99; Bobby Skiye, 35; Kathryn Adrienne Hiner, 73. . EVERLY Viola Hintz, 82. FORT DODGE Mable I. Johnson, 84; Mary Agnes Steussy, 87; Gregory C. News-ome, 26; Teresa M. Cullen, 97. FOSTORIA LeRoy Henry Post. 59. HAWARDEN Violet M. Andrtessen. 77. HILLS Esther M. Hotchkiss, 95. HINTON Eilene J. Sanow, 68. IOWA CITY Raymond L; Hoover, 56; Orville Fitz Randolph Jr., 57; William J. Murphy, 53; Vernice Ruth Dayton, 85; Frances Bloomfield, 57; Raymond Donald Chittenden, LAMOM Sarah Martin, 89; Judith Noble, 58. LE MARS D.J. "Dick' Westhoff, 90. LEON Leo Strauser, 81. LONE TREE Bessie Weber, 99. MILFORD Otmar Albert Olsen, 84; Edna Agnes Mills, 99. MONTGOMERY Boe David Moriston, 13. MOORLAND Millard C. Helgerson, 76. NICHOLS Alice May Hillyer, 81. NORTH LIBERTY Irene Mae Carnker Nelson, 76; Jean Diveda Ross, 72. SPENCER John Edwin Beuing, 78; Emma L. DuBois, 92; Debra Jean Miller, 46; Elizabeth Viola Guerttman, 97. SPIRIT LAKE Edgar Garret Brink, 85. TIFFIN Pearl C. Reynolds, 99. WEST LIBERTY Myrtle E. Parzek. 91. Divorces These people have bam granted divorces In Polk County: Shelley (Refici) Cosgrove and Lyle A. Refici. Kevin Albert and Corrina Lynn Adams. Carolyn Kay and David Wayne Barkley. Krishna L. and Jeffrey D. Sherman. Tammy J. and John R. Taylor. Shirley E. and Kenneth Lester. Marriages These people have applied for marriage licenses, according to the Polk County recorder's office: Jasmin Spahic, 25, and Seima Hodzic, 21, both of Des Moines. Ollie John Roy Talton Sr., 60, and Shirley Ann Behrens, 54, both of Des Moines. Manuel Avila Flores, 20, and Maida Isabel Medina, 19, both of Des Moines. Keith A. Swanson, 32, Des Moines, and Tabatha Marie Chapman, 19, Ankeny. Kelly Ray Rosenbaum, 21, and Trisha Rae Harmon, 19, both of Ankeny. Darrell Johnson, 26, and Lisa Tina Cooley, 30, both of Des Moines. Timothy Earl Blum, 29, and Karen Arlene Risius, 27, both of Des Moines. Christopher Lee Head, 19, and Sara Lynn Campbell, 18, both of Ankeny. George Michael Formaro, 30, and Sheila Rae Baker, 28, both of Des Moines. Dwayne Lee Christensen, 31, Des Moines, and Tina Leigh Wilborn, 26, Indianola. Robert Earl Albright Sr., 64, and Barbara Jean Jackson, 51, both of Des Moines. Christopher D. Swihart, 18, and Jessica A. Thorpe, 20, both of Ankeny. Randall Morgan Hoy, 38, Adel, and Michelle Lynn Brouillet, 20, Ankeny. Steven Wayne Den Hartog, 27, and Kim-berly Jo Poulson, 30, both of Altoona. Rod Alan McKelvy, 28, and Angela Dawn White, 27, both of Johnston. Sean Michael Averill, 27, and Korey Evon June Jones, 21, both of Perry. Rodney Brad Wolford II, 23, and Kimberty Ann Alber, 23, both of Des Moines. mm THAT LOOKS LIKE REAL WOODI No down payment 100 Financing WAC Lifetime Warranty mt: Jii,ri Average 1 Story Home (1200 sq ft.) aoo (Limited time only) Completely Installed Free Insulation Special Discount on Over Hang & Window Trim TV- U2ixJ A I I III JITi.M W J I JIkL J Lli. JUNIOR ASHBY Thayer ,r ' ,, , Junior E. Ashby, 65, of Thayer died of a " heart attack Wednesday at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola Services will be at 9 ant Saturday at Hamilton's Funeral Home in Des Moines, with . burial at Elm Grove Cemetery. Mr. Ashby was born in Des Moines and had lived in the area most of his life before moving to Thayer 18 years ago. He was a retired farmer and an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two daughters, Sandra Garner of Osceola and Shirley, Williams of ' Warrenville, I1L; three sisters, Vera Wadle of Des Moines, Frances Waters of West Des Moines and Virginia Turtle of Ellsworth; a brother, Eugene of Newton; and six grandchildren. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Obituary polioes The Des Moines Register publish es obituaries, free of charge, for people who lived in a 26-county area of central Iowa at the time of their deaths or who lived there within the past 20 years. A photo is published if available and if it is no older than 10 years. Abbreviated obituaries are published under the "Former Residents" heading for people who moved out of central Iowa more than 20 years ago. Due to space limitations, an obituary cannot be published for a person who never lived in the 26-county region unless the person was widely known. Information for obituaries customarily is provided by funeral homes. The deadline for obituaries each day is 2 p.m. To reach the obituary writer, call (515) 284-8065. We strive to publish an obituary the morning after the information is received. If that is not possible because of limited space, the obituary will be published prior to the funeral. To include more information than we publish in obituaries, for a fee families can purchase space in the "Death Notices" advertising listings, which appear on this page. The length and wording of "Death Notices" listings are left to the discretion of families. For information on the "Death Notices," call (515) 284-8488. The Register. Where locals get their news. To subscribe, call 284-831 1. siiCAlH ... I T 1UW- in i I Sea60 . id company the nn$ nu" : purchasing- It's official! Turn to The Register's Classifieds to find official legal notices and more of what you're looking for. To place your official notice advertising, call Erin Jessen at (515)284-8101. Where locate set their news. Sbf ftro Hlotncn ficqbtcr Classifieds going on now 0 hit IllMiSM i yy imiriKaL OPEN Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat10am-7pm Sun 12-5 5055 MM Mm, (A AM GANZA RWANG0 Nashville, Tenn. Ganza Victor Rwango, 22, of Nashville, Tenn., died of stab wounds there Sept 15, The manner of death is under investigation. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ba silica of St. John in Des Moines. . Mr. Rwango was born in Bukavu, Zaire, and had lived in Des Moines three years before moving to Nashville two years ago. He was a member of the International Club at Tennessee State University. Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mwisha DroceUa Rwanika and Jean-Marie Goavec of Des Moines; his father, Baseke Rwango of Zaire; three sisters, Bahati Baseke and Mwaka Butungane, both of Des Moines, and Girineza Baseke of Nashville; and a brother, Jacques-Christoph Kanze Goavec of Des Moines. Des Moines Deaths i LOCKHART Horace, 89, of Colfax died Thursday at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. SALTZMAN Eugene, 77, of 2523 E. Grand Ave. died Wednesday at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. SILZER Mary L, 69. of 1800 36th St, West Des Moines, died Wednesday at home. SOKOLOFF Reuben M., 87, of Fountain West Care Center, 1501 Office Park Road, West Des Moines, died there Tuesday. SPENCER John, 80, of 2320 S.W. Virginia Ave. died Sunday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. ADVERTISEMENT Death Notices ? BRISSLER - Services tor Mavbeile L. Brisker, of Zearina. Iowa, fnrmerlv of earn AM Friday at the funeral Des Molt ner ae fun Lies Moines, will De 10:00 der Cemetery, Alexander, Iowa. Dunn's Funeral Home U2T Grand Aw. a44-7l BUTLER Memorial services for Edith Mae Butler, of Granger, Iowa, will be 1:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home Westover Funeral Home an Hickman 274-4M7 nome ne. Interment Alexan AMTONS . luaui un isnut Hamilton'! 1 U Lyon St 241-5231 Louise A Ackelson Graveside Services l:0OPMF rldayat Oakwood Cemetery PleosontHill Charles "Grumpy" Taytor 1:00 PM Saturday at The Funeral Home Junior Ashby :00AM Saturday at The Funeral Home Eu isene "Gene" Salfzman 1 1 : 00 AM Monday at The Funeral Home Southtown MOOSWWh 2S5-J911 G leneva Ann le Woner 11:00 AMFridav at Fort Des Moines United Methodist Church John Spencer 1:00 PM Friday of Corinthian Baptist Church HVKES Services for Mary Elizabeth Hvkes, of Dallas Center, will be 10:00 AM Saturday at Dunkord Brethren Church. Interment Brethren Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Friday at Brandt Funeral Home Dallas Center Wi 3701 PAULOS, Richard V. Services for Richard V. Pau-los, of Davenport, will be 1!:0S AM Friday at the Hallifan-McCabe Funeral Home. Burial will be in Davenport. For more Information please calf the funeral home at 3H-322-44M SILZER Services for Mary Lou Silzer, of 1800 36th St., WDM, will be 2:30 PM Saturday at the funeral home. Interment Glendale Cemetery. Friends may call at Westover Funeral Home 337 Hickman 274-4M7 Free Background Music & Title -Tape Duplications Same Day Service Foreign Videotape Conversions r PUT IT ON VIDEO 1913 INGERSOLL 282-4411 Rapoports Deli 1972 Home of the Reuben Large (election of meats , cheeses and mile high sandwiches 371S Beaver Ave. Phone: 274-1678 Des Moines, IA 50310 Fii: 274-2365 Ozark Get-A-Way SMOKEY'S BRANSON EXPRESS Fully Escorts Dtlun Motor Coack lssrs OCTOBER 23 - 26, 1997 5 Meals Included -We have goad reserved seats for Boxcar Willie & Ronnie Prophet Mel Tillis & Brenda Lee DJno - Down Home Country Roy Clark - Buck Trent - Jennifer Precious Moments In Cartilage Christmas Time In Branson NOVEMBER 5 9, 1997 - 7 Meals Included We have good reserved sei Andy Williams Chi Radio City Rocketto at1rVifl Palaco uak Hinnfi re .nXimstftias stmt Mel TillMwauKee Christmas Show le Christmas Lights & Kimbertlna Cttv Chrrsfmas Shopping & Christmas Show! 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