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Sioux County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Sioux County

Index to Locations

  • Alton Nassau Township Cemetery
  • Hull Hope Cemetery
  • Orange City West Lawn Cemetery

    Nassau Township Cemetery
    Alton, Sioux County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Charles Bernard Hoeven (1895-1980) — also known as Charles B. Hoeven — of Alton, Sioux County, Iowa. Born in Hospers, Sioux County, Iowa, March 30, 1895. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Sioux County Attorney, 1925-37; member of Iowa state senate, 1937-41; U.S. Representative from Iowa, 1943-65 (8th District 1943-63, 6th District 1963-65); delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1964. Member, Phi Alpha Delta. Died in Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa, November 9, 1980 (age 85 years, 224 days). Interment at Nassau Township Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1928 to Velma Ruth Pike.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

    Hope Cemetery
    Hull, Sioux County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Lucas James DeKoster (1918-2000) — also known as Lucas J. DeKoster — of Hull, Sioux County, Iowa. Born in Hull, Sioux County, Iowa, June 18, 1918. Lawyer; member of Iowa state senate 1st District, 1965-83. Christian Reformed. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Hull, Sioux County, Iowa, February 23, 2000 (age 81 years, 250 days). Interment at Hope Cemetery.

    West Lawn Cemetery
    Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa
    Politicians buried here:
      Gerrit Klay (1868-1939) — of Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa. Born in Netherlands, September 5, 1868. Republican. Lawyer; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1909-14; Honorary Vice-Consul for Netherlands in Orange City, Iowa, 1920-39; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1924. Died, from a blood clot in the brain, in Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa, February 11, 1939 (age 70 years, 159 days). Interment at West Lawn Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1888 to Effie Wassenaar.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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