|Atchison County, Missouri obituaries 2010
Nielsen, Robert Allen - Robert Allen Nielsen was born on September 25, 1934 in Tarkio, Missouri, the son of Raymond and Ruth (Smith) Nielsen. Bob entered into eternal peace on Friday, September 24, 2010 in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Bob’s early years were spent in the Watson, Missouri area where he attended school. On January 20, 1953 he enlisted in the United States Army. Bob attended his basic training in Fort Carson, Colorado. During his time with the military he completed his high school education, received computer training, and also completed military justice training. Bob military service of 20 years took him to Germany, Alaska, Korea, Georgia, and Kansas.
During Bob’s military career he faced many challenges and served during numerous missions. He served in the most commendable manner and contributed to the overall success of the Army and the Department of Defense. He received several awards including the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Expert Rifle Badge, and National Defense Medal.
On January 3, 1991 he was united in marriage to Anna Belle Richardson in Shenandoah, Iowa. Bob worked at various jobs around the Shenandoah area, but most knew him as a truck driver for Stewart Feed. He was also a former member of the Eagle’s. He enjoyed taking pictures and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Clifton Nielsen and wife Goldie, brother John Nielson, and sisters Alice Tally and Susie Villalapondo.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Anna; sister Charlene Carter and husband Lloyd of Essex; children Deborah Crandell and husband Otis of Oakridge, OR, Russell Nielsen of Lincoln, NE, Douglas Nielsen and wife Tina of Oakridge, OR and Denis Nielsen and wife Linda of West Fir, OR; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; step-children David Good of Beatrice, NE, Janet Woodward and husband Craig, Dan Good and wife Colleen, Cinda Carlson and husband Brad, and Lori Pelster all of Shenandoah; 16 step-grandchildren and 28 step-great-grandchildren, and 1 step-great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews
Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.
Reed, Anita Charlene McLaughlin - Anita Charlene Reed was born September 18, 1935 in Atchison County, Missouri, just south of Hamburg, Iowa, the daughter of Charles L. and Mary Evelyn (Scoles) McLaughlin. She passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 24 days.
Charlene grew up in the Thurman and Farragut areas and attended school at Farragut. On October 12, 1955, she was united in marriage to Harlan Eugene Reed in Savannah, Missouri. This union was blessed with two children, Jack and Alice.
Charlene worked for DeKalb and Henry Fields Seed and Nursery. She was a lifetime member of the Shenandoah Medical Center Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading and a large collection of books. She also enjoyed puzzles and babysitting her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mary McLaughlin; her husband, Harlan in 1981; a sister, Phyllis Johnson; and a grandchild.
Survivors include her children, Jack Reed and his wife Kate of Des Moines, Iowa, Alice Petersen of Essex, Iowa; one granddaughter, Amy Jo Reed (Charlie Liles) of Shenandoah, Iowa; five grandsons, Chris Reed (Melissa) of Shenandoah, Iowa, Justin Reed (Brian Livermore) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, B. Patrick Hoburg (Callie Smith) of Santa Monica, California, Michael Hoburg of Iowa City, Iowa, Troy Petersen of Essex, Iowa; three great grandsons; two sisters, Mary Lou Walker (Harold) of Denison, Texas and Lois Crouse (Donald) of Hamburg, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends
Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. Kirsch Funeral Chapel, Shenandoah, Iowa.
|Jackson, Cletus C. - Cletus C. Jackson was born August 19, 1941, to Lloyd Earl and Lela May (Tallant) Jackson in Phelps City, Missouri. He attended school in Phelps City and Rock Port, Missouri. In 1959, he entered the United States Army and proudly served his country overseas in Germany.
On January 21, 1963, Cletus was united in marriage to Mary Kathryn “Kay” Moore in Rock Port, and to this union were born three children; Cletus C., Jr., Dianna and Melissa. They made their home in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1968, they moved to Snoqualmie, Washington, where they lived for 33 years. Cletus was employed by Weyerhaeuser as a gravel truck driver building logging roads. In 2001, Cletus and Kay returned to the Rock Port area where they resided to the present time. Cletus passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at the age of 69 years.
Cletus was a member of Covert Lodge No. 11 A.F. & A.M., in Omaha, Nebraska, and a former member of The Eagles Club and the American Legion in Snoqualmie.
Besides his parents and daughter, Melissa, Cletus was preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd Jackson, Wilbur Jackson, Jack Jackson, John R. Jackson, Sr., and sisters, Edith Record, Sally Anderson and Leola Lewis. Survivors include his wife, Kay Jackson, of the home in Rock Port; son, Cletus C. Jackson, Jr., and his wife, Camille, Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Dianna Miller, Rock Port; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Audley Jackson, and his wife, Clara, Rock Port; sisters, Joan Humphrey, Carnation, Washington, Jean Jochim and her husband, Jim, Judy Lisle, Lela Painter and her husband, Jerry, all of Rock Port, Linda Fuston and her husband, Pat, Hamburg, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 25, 2010,
Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port
Interment: Linden Cemetery, Rock Port
Masonic Services under the direction of North Star Lodge #157, A.F. & A.M., Rock Port,will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2010, at Minter Funeral Chapel where the family will receive friends from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Atchison County Memorial Building Walk of Honor or Kendallwood Hospice, St. Joseph, Missouri
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Services: Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, Missouri
Ohrt, John Henry - John Henry Ohrt, the son of John Wilhelm and Anna Louise (Schierkolk) Ohrt, was born December 23, 1930, Watson, Missouri. He graduated from Rock Port High School, Rock Port, Missouri, in 1948.
On June 6, 1951, John Henry entered the United States Air Force and served his country during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on March 5, 1955, and returned to Westboro, Missouri.
On October 2, 1955, John Henry was united in marriage to Donna Viva McIntosh in Lincoln, Nebraska. They made their home and farmed in the Westboro area for forty years and were blessed with four children Judee, Dian, Sally and John. In 1995, they moved to Watson, Missouri, where John lived to the present time. Donna passed away December 26, 2007. John Henry passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at Community Hospital-Fairfax, Fairfax, Missouri, at the age of 79 years.
John Henry enjoyed many years of farming with his brother Paul in a partnership they formed as “Ohrt Brothers Farms”. The brothers were also recognized in the area for designing a new way to move assembled government grain bins, which became “Midway Movers. In his retirement, he enjoyed driving a tank truck for MO Valley Ag in Rock Port. As a young man, he was an avid 4-H member, showing livestock. John Henry was especially proud of his Grand Champion Chester White Pigs. This tradition was handed down to his children, who also enjoyed 4-H. He enjoyed playing softball, ping-pong, golf, and watching NASCAR. John Henry was a caring, gentle man and an excellent care giver to his mother, daughter and wife.
Besides his parents and wife, John Henry was preceded in death by his daughter, Judee Ohrt, and grandson, Jace Driskell. Survivors include two daughters, Dian Ohrt-Sporrer and her husband, Michael, Phoenix, Arizona, and Sally Vietze and her husband, Dan, St. Joseph, Missouri; son John William Ohrt, Westboro; two grandchildren, Ashlee and Mitchell Driskell; three step-grandchildren, Michele, Michael and Adam Sporrer; three step great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Ohrt and his wife, Mary Ann, Westboro; three sisters, Alma Tiemeyer and her husband, Ray, Lincoln, Ann Crabtree and her husband, Bob, Omaha, Nebraska, and Ruth Goodrich and her husband, Ron, Burkburnett, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Westboro, Missouri.
Interment: St. John’s Cemetery, Westboro.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, 2010, at Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
Memorials: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Westboro, or American Cancer Society.
Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio
VanGundy, Julian V. "Judy" Johnston - Julian V. “Judy” VanGundy, the daughter of Edgar and Fern (Cooper) Johnston was born February 25, 1927 in Irvine, Kentucky. Judy graduated from high school in Rock Port, Missouri.
On February 10, 1947, Judy was united in marriage to Dick Martin VanGundy. They made their home in Corning and later Craig, Missouri where they farmed and became the parents of two children, Teressa and Gordon. In 1959 they moved to Tarkio, Missouri where Judy lived to the present time.
Judy was very active in all aspects of the farming operation and Pioneer Seed dealership, doing the bookwork for both. She retired in 2005 only after her health deteriorated. Judy, or Nanny as she was known by her grandkids and all their friends, was an avid supporter of Tarkio athletics. She received the Booster of the Year award, recognizing her for her outstanding support and dedication to all of Tarkio Athletics in 2005.
Before Dicks Passing in 1993, Dick and Judy were married for 46 years. Judy passed away Monday, October 11, 2010 at her home in Tarkio at the age of 83 years.
Judy was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Rock Port, the Hob Nob Club in Fairfax, Missouri, and had worked as a volunteer at Community Hospital, Fairfax.
Beside her parents and husband Dick, Judy was preceded in death by one grandson, Martin Colby VanGundy, and one sister Evelyn Finkin. Survivors include one daughter, Teressa Anderson and her husband Phil, Burleson, Texas, and one son, Gordon VanGundy and Sally, Tarkio; nine grandchildren, Stacey, Micki, Heather, Summer, Rhyan, Dustin, Corey, Paige, and Kelcy; eight great-grandchildren, Brock, Wyatt, Baylee, Erin, Braxton, Stella, Tyler, Dylan; one brother Gene Welch, Tucson, Arizona.
Graveside Service and Interment was held at, 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Home Cemetery, Tarkio
Memorials: Kendallwood Hospice, 2908 NW Vivion Rd, Riverside, MO 64150
There was no visitation
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Services directed by Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio
|Vette, Kathleen M. - Kathleen M. Vette, the daughter of Herbert and Alma (Hoffman) Vette was born March 6, 1927 on the family farm near Tarkio, Missouri. She attended several rural country schools, and in seventh grade she moved to Tarkio and graduated from Tarkio High School. Kathleen lived in Tarkio most of her life.
Kathleen was employed by Farmers and Valley Bank in Tarkio for 33 years. In 1976, after the death of both of her parents, she became the sole caretaker of her invalid sister, Shirley Ann, until her death in September, 1998. Kathleen passed away Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Rock Port, Missouri, at the age of 83 years.
Kathleen was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westboro, Missouri, where she was baptized on May 1, 1927, and confirmed on August 4, 1940. She was a member of the Tarkio Business and Professional Women’s League, of which she was treasurer from 1968 to 1970 and 2000 to 2002, the Mule Barn Theater Guild and the Tarkio Garden Club. She was also Treasurer of the City of Tarkio for seven years. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoyed reading, sewing, growing flowers and traveling.
Besides her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her brother, Marvin D. Vette, and sister, Shirley Ann Vette. Survivors include three nephews, Doug Vette, Rock Port, Michael Vette, and his wife, Hope, Rock Port, and Mark Vette, Tarkio; three nieces, Karmen Meza, and her husband, Danny, Deer Park, Texas, Sharmen Slemp, and her husband, Lee, Spangle, Washington, and Shauna Melvin, and her husband, Scott, Rock Port; six great nephews; six great nieces; and cousins.
Graveside Service and Interment: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2010, at St. John’s Cemetery, Westboro, Missouri.
Visitation: There is no scheduled family visitation.
Memorials: St. John’s Lutheran Church, Westboro.
Online obituary and condolences at, www.minterfuneralchapels.com.
Services directed by: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio