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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Stanley Johnson

 

Stanley E. Johnson, 67, of Salix, Iowa passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family after a courageous battle against multiple myeloma.

A funeral mass will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa with Father Michael Erpelding, Celebrant, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Salix, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the church with the Rosary at 6:30 P.M. followed by a scriptural wake service at 7:00 P.M. with Monsignor Mark Duchaine, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Stanley Elliott Johnson was born July 2, 1951 in Sioux City, Iowa the son of Clyde “Snowball” and Dolores “Tiny” (Brouillette) Johnson. He grew up in Sloan, Iowa and graduated from Westwood High School in 1969. Stan then attended WITCC in Sioux City, Iowa.

Stan and Deb Folsom were united in marriage on November 28, 1981 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa.

Stan worked for the Bellas Hess store in Sioux City for several years and for a short time in pharmaceuticals. He then worked for W.A. Klinger Construction in Sioux City until he started in March of 1985 with I.P.S. which transitioned to MidAmerican Energy. Stan worked as an Instrument and Electrical Technician and retired in September 2013.

Stan served as a volunteer for the Salix Fire and Rescue Department for over 40 years. He also served on the Salix City Council for twenty-one years and was currently the mayor of Salix.

He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandkids, mushroom hunting, gardening, and traveling to Alaska. He also loved fishing and using all “four” of his boats. He was a very loving and devoted husband, father, and grandpa.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Deb Johnson of Salix, IA; mother-in-law, Pat Folsom of Salix, IA; his children, Katherine (Greg) Dyche of Omaha, NE, Anthony “Tony” (Laura) Johnson of Scottsdale, AZ, Elliott (Jessica) Johnson of Salix, IA, and Trisha (Curtis) Gries of Salix, IA; grandchildren, Gabriella, Korissa, Griffin, Maniah, Nicole, Brenden, GwynnAnn, Preston, Clyde, (one on the way in May), Jaxton, Vivian, Calen, Greyson, Bradyn, and Brenden; his siblings, Sandra Richardson of Logan, IA, Judy (Rick Tieman) Richardson of Sloan, IA, Larry (Mary) Johnson of Sloan, IA, and Rita (Steve) Mace of Girdwood, AK; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde “Snowball” and Dolores “Tiny” (Brouillette) Johnson; two brothers-in-law, Jerry “Stook” Richardson and Monte Richardson; father-in-law, Dean Folsom; and two close friends, William “Bill” Holder and Dennis “Denny” Wilt.

Memorials may be directed to the family in Stan’s memory and will go towards the Salix Park Beautification.

 

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com

Posted on: September 13, 2018

Pat Mustain

Patricia “Pat” Mustain, 84, of Sloan, Iowa died Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Sioux Falls, SD.

A funeral mass will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, September 7, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa with Father Michael Erpelding, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Salix, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 6, 2018 with a scriptural wake service at 7:00 P.M. at the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Pat was born August 8, 1934 in Sioux City, Iowa the daughter of Leonard and Kathryn (McGivern) Juneman. Pat attended Sloan High School and played on the State basketball team in 1952.

In the spring of 1954 she met Roger Mustain on a blind date, and 7 months later they were married on November 25, 1954 in Salix, Iowa. Two years later, their daughter Kathy was born and 5 years later they added Michele.  She was blessed with 3 beautiful granddaughters and 6 great grandchildren. Roger passed away on September 20, 2002.

After high school graduation she began working at the Sioux City Journal and eventually began a long and full career at Younkers in downtown Sioux City. Pat began her Younkers journey as a sales clerk but quickly became a member of the advertising department writing and creating ads.  When the advertising department was moved to Des Moines, Pat was put in charge of the personnel department and fashion director for the store.  She was also the mentor and director of the Younkers Teen Board.

After nearly 25 years with Younkers, Pat retired but entered into another challenging career with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.  There she served as the Membership Director and leader of the Ambassadors or green jackets.  During this time she organized many award dinners as well as multiple Siouxland Steak Dinners in Washington, DC, an event that soon became renowned with all the Senators and Congressmen on Capitol Hill.

Among her hobbies, Pat loved reading, needlepoint, bridge, watching westerns and musicals, and above all, spending time with her family and friends.

Pat was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa.

Survivors include her children, Kathryn L. (James) Westergaard of Mapleton, Iowa and Michele R. Mustain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; grandchildren, Allison (John) Dirksen, Meghan (Trevor) Simmons, and Kristen (Michael) Bladt; great-grandchildren, Theo Dirksen, Hugh Dirksen, Audrey Simmons, Isabel Simmons, Christian Simmons, and Weston Bladt.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life Roger Mustain; her parents, Leonard and Kathryn (McGivern) Juneman; a granddaughter, Adrienne Westergaard; and her brother, Ronald Juneman.

Posted on: August 2, 2018

Lavonne E. Brouillette

 

Rest in Peace, Lavonne.

Lavonne E. Brouillette, 95, of Salix, Iowa died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Pioneer Valley Living & Rehab in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

A Funeral Mass will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Salix, Iowa with Father Jerome Cosgrove, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Salix, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, July 27, 2018 with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and a scriptural wake service at 7:00 P.M. at the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa

Lavonne Ellen was born July 13, 1923 in Le Mars, Iowa the daughter of Martin Andrew and Anna (Aldrich) Delaney.

She grew up and attended school in Le Mars, IA. She and her sisters worked at the Battery Building in Sioux City. She also worked for Douglas Aircraft in California during WWII where she assembled aircraft parts.

Lavonne and Errol “Skinny” Brouillette were united in marriage on February 27, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa. Five sons were born to this union, Denny, Jerry, Doug, Jeff, and Bob. The couple farmed their entire life and they passed the farm to their son, Denny in 1978 and now a grandson. The couple was proud that the farm was named a century farm in 2007.

Lavonne and Skinny raised their family on the farm where they worked hard and provided for their family. Lavonne was a wonderful Mother who always helped on the farm, raised a garden and chickens, and kept everything in order by all the unseen duties of a farm wife and mom. She was an excellent cook who loved her family.

She was an avid baseball fan, who loved to watch the Royals. She loved traveling with her husband, especially to Florida in the winter months.

Lavonne was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and Tabernacle Society in Salix, Iowa.

Survivors include five sons, Denny (Bonnie) Brouillette of Salix, IA, Jerry (Nancy) Brouillette of Lake Park, IA, Doug Brouillette of Davey, NE, Jeff (Leah) Brouillette of Salix, IA and Bob (Jane) Brouillette of Salix, IA; nine grandchildren, Marty, Andy, Jamie, Kyle, Brenden, Alex, Shane, Caleb, and Angela; twenty-one great-grandchildren; sister, Esther Auck of California; sisters-in-law, Ellabelle Peterson of Sloan, IA, Lois (Clayton) Holzman of Le Mars, IA, and Mary (Lyn) Grieman of Arizona; brother-in-law, Bill Tice of Arkansas; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Anna (Aldrich) Delaney; her husband, Errol “Skinny” Brouillette; nine brothers and sisters; and many other relatives.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com

Patricia “Pat” Mustain, 84, of Sloan, Iowa died Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Sioux Falls, SD.

A funeral mass will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, September 7, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa with Father Michael Erpelding, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Salix, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 6, 2018 with a scriptural wake service at 7:00 P.M. at the Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Pat was born August 8, 1934 in Sioux City, Iowa the daughter of Leonard and Kathryn (McGivern) Juneman. Pat attended Sloan High School and played on the State basketball team in 1952.

In the spring of 1954 she met Roger Mustain on a blind date, and 7 months later they were married on November 25, 1954 in Salix, Iowa. Two years later, their daughter Kathy was born and 5 years later they added Michele.  She was blessed with 3 beautiful granddaughters and 6 great grandchildren. Roger passed away on September 20, 2002.

After high school graduation she began working at the Sioux City Journal and eventually began a long and full career at Younkers in downtown Sioux City. Pat began her Younkers journey as a sales clerk but quickly became a member of the advertising department writing and creating ads.  When the advertising department was moved to Des Moines, Pat was put in charge of the personnel department and fashion director for the store.  She was also the mentor and director of the Younkers Teen Board.

After nearly 25 years with Younkers, Pat retired but entered into another challenging career with the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce.  There she served as the Membership Director and leader of the Ambassadors or green jackets.  During this time she organized many award dinners as well as multiple Siouxland Steak Dinners in Washington, DC, an event that soon became renowned with all the Senators and Congressmen on Capitol Hill.

Among her hobbies, Pat loved reading, needlepoint, bridge, watching westerns and musicals, and above all, spending time with her family and friends.

Pat was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix, Iowa.

Survivors include her children, Kathryn L. (James) Westergaard of Mapleton, Iowa and Michele R. Mustain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; grandchildren, Allison (John) Dirksen, Meghan (Trevor) Simmons, and Kristen (Michael) Bladt; great-grandchildren, Theo Dirksen, Hugh Dirksen, Audrey Simmons, Isabel Simmons, Christian Simmons, and Weston Bladt.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life Roger Mustain; her parents, Leonard and Kathryn (McGivern) Juneman; a granddaughter, Adrienne Westergaard; and her brother, Ronald Juneman.