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November 20, 2018

Obituaries (11-2-17)

Cheerie Ann Raasch

Cheerie Ann Raasch, 69, of Bancroft, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at Pender Community Hospaital in Pender.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bancroft with Father Paul Ortmeier celebrating Mass. Visitation will be 5-7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at Holy Cross Catholic Church with a wake service starting at 7:30 p.m.

Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Bancroft.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Bancroft. 


Jerry Clausen, 84

Jerry P. Clausen, 84, of Pender, died on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at Pender Community Hospital in Pender.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Pender. The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Pender. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery near Pender.  

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith.

Jerry was born on May 11, 1933 in Pender, the son of Clarence and Elizabeth (Nelson) Clausen.  He attended Pender High School and farmed with his father on the family homestead.  

Jerry was united in marriage to Shirley Stimson at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson on May 10, 1953. To this union four daughters were born, Glenda, Becky, Carol and Jill. The couple farmed west of Pender, until retiring and moving into Pender in 2013. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Jerry also served 35 years with the Pender Rural Fire Board, for many of those years he was the president. He enjoyed mowing St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, playing cards and dancing to a good polka. Most of all he enjoyed his family. Jerry always had a smile and a joke to make people laugh. 

Survivors include wife Shirley Clausen of Pender; daughters Glenda and Jim Mueller of Thurston; Becky and Louis Mostek of Pender; Carol Hinrich of Lexington and Jill and Ken Nesladek of West Point; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Randy Hinrich; grandsons, Brett Hinrich and Jeremy Nesladek; brother, Jack Clausen; and sister, Janice Potts.


Dixie Cadwallader, 64

Dixie Elaine Cadwallader, 64, of Hubbard, died on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at her home near Hubbard. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be today (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hubbard. Father Paul Albenesius will be celebrating Mass. The visitation will be Wednesday, Nov.1, 2017 from 5-7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with a prayer service at 6 p.m. The burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery in Hubbard. 

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Emerson. 

Dixie was born April 18, 1953 in South Sioux City to Gene and Emma (Carr) Davis. She attended grade school in South Sioux City, junior high at Emerson Sacred Heart School, graduated from Emerson High School and received her Associate’s Degree from Northeast Community College in Norfolk. She then went on to attend Wayne State College. 

She married Gary Cadwallader on January 16, 1971 in Hubbard. The couple lived in Niobrara and Arizona for two years and Concord for 25 years where she worked construction. Dixie retired in Hubbard four years ago. She enjoyed sewing, making western shirts, yard work and gardening. 

Dixie is survived by her husband, Gary Cadwallader of Hubbard; sisters, Jeanne (John) Wriedt of Wakefield and Karen Merchant of Carroll; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Shane Cadwallader; parents-in-law Bud and Anna Cadwallader; parents, Gene and Emma Davis; sisters, Katheryn (Sunny) Crawford and Sharon Westerhold.


Shane Cadwallader, 46

Shane Martin Cadwallader, 46, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of Hubbard, died Thursday, October 26, 2017 after a long battle with diabetes. 

Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hubbard, with Father Paul Albenesius celebrating mass. Burial with military honors was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Arrangements are under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home in Emerson.

Shane was born July 7, 1971 in Pender, to Gary and Dixie (Davis) Cadwallader. He graduated from Laurel-Concord High School in 1989 and went into the military. 

After returning home, he worked on construction and heavy equipment. He worked construction for his father in Hubbard, in Omaha for Anderson and Sioux Falls for Johnson. 

Shane loved riding horses, fishing, and spending time with his dog, Boss.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Amy Heydon of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; sons, Zachary Cadwallader of Long Beach, Calif. and Chase Cadwallader of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; daughter, Haley Heydon of Omaha; parents, Gary and Dixie Cadwallader of Hubbard; sisters, Sherri (Jimmy) Harmer of Carroll, Hillary (Joe) Sims of Carroll; brothers, Tracy Schultz of Ames, Iowa and Tommy Schultz of Carroll, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bud and Audrey Cadwallader; and grandmother, Emma Lillian Davis.


Richard Shipwright, 79

Richard Lee Shipwright, 79, of Omaha, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Known fondly by his children as “Fozzy,” Richard died after a trying battle with Lewy Body Dementia.

A memorial service was held Monday at Lutheran Church of the Master in Omaha. Private burial of the urn at was at Voss Mohr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family will be accepted for donation to Richard’s favorite charities.

Richard was born on August 9, 1938 to Richard F. and Johanna Shipwright. He was the loving husband of Joyce Bettenhausen Shipwright. High school sweethearts, they were married for 57 years. 

Richard was an all-star basketball player at Pender High School and finished his high school career with 1,563 points, a PHS record that still stands to this day. 

Richard later went on to play at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, lettering his junior year. 

In 2014, Richard was honored during the second annual Legends Weekend at the university. Richard worked selling sporting goods, as a physical education teacher and eventually a banker until his retirement at the age of 52.

He then spent most of his time on the golf course and enjoying time with friends back at the clubhouse. He enjoyed fishing trips with his son, brother-in-law and other family members, and drinking the coldest beer in the world. 

His grandchildren fondly remember rides in grandpa’s blue convertible and playing in the fishing boat he kept in the basement. 

Richard’s quiet sense of humor and emotional toasts around the dinner table will be missed.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Joyce; children, Jane Fischer, Mike (Brenda) Shipwright and Jodi (Keith) Moore; six grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard F. and Johanna (Joost) Shipwright; sister, Janice Ann; and son-in-law Michael A. Fischer.


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