Ann M. Peck, age 80

Ann M. Peck, age 80 of Cherokee, IA, passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at her residence in Cherokee.

A private family service will be held at a later date. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Ann M. Peck, the daughter of Elvin and Esther (Barton) Barnes, was born July 30, 1940, in Winner, SD. Her childhood years were spent in Winner, where she attended school and graduated from high school in 1958. She then attended college in Sioux Falls, SD, and graduated as an x-ray tech.

Ann moved to Cherokee, IA following college and worked for Sioux Valley Hospital. She was united in marriage to Merlyn Peck on Aug. 5, 1961. They were blessed with 4 children. During that time, Ann stayed at home to raise their kids. She eventually went to work at the Cherokee MHI for several years and then worked part time at the Hy-Vee meat department until her retirement.

Ann enjoyed crossword puzzles, gambling, and knitting. She loved a stout cup of black coffee and visiting with friends. Most of all, she enjoyed time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

On Feb. 22, 2021, Ann passed away at her residence surrounded by her family at the age of 80.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elvin and Esther Barnes; and her husband, Merlyn Peck in 1992.

She will be lovingly remembered by her four children: Cindy (Matt) Hyndman of Sioux City, IA, David (Holli) Peck of Cherokee, IA, Marvin (Heidi) Peck of Olathe, KS, and Cheryl Peck of Waterloo, IA; five grandchildren: Alex Peck, Annamarie Hyndman, Muriel Hyndman, Sydney Peck, and Jordyn Peck; one great-grandson, Maddox Peck; brother, Eugene (Becky) Barnes of Mesa, AZ; sister, Linda (Bob) Caton of Littleton, CO; one uncle, Roland Barton of Murdo, SD; and other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family has set up an educational scholarship fund for local students. Any contributions can be sent directly to Peck Education Memorial Fund @ Cherokee State Bank  212 W Willow St, Cherokee, IA 51012.

Donna D. New, 80

Donna D. New, 80, of Grand Island,  wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 at CHI-Health St. Francis Skilled Care.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021 at All Faiths Funeral Home. Dan Naranjo  officiated.

Services in her hometown of Winner, SD will be held at Mason Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 625 W. 3rd St., Winner, SD 57580, on Wednesday March 3, 2021 at 11 a.m. with visitation the hour prior. Burial will follow in Winner City Cemetery.

All Faiths Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Alpha-1 Foundation.

Donna was born on April 5, 1940 on the family farm near Carter, SD, daughter of Frank and Majel (McManigal) Horstman.

Donna grew up on the family farm, and graduated from Winner High School. While in high school she met the love of her life Alvin New; on April 4, 1959 they were married. They made their home on the farm until 1972 when they moved to Grand Island.

Donna was employed as a cook at Wood School and a local nursing home while living near Winner. After relocating to Grand Island, Donna was a seamstress and made many custom drapes. She was also employed at the Stop & Go gas station at 5 points in Grand Island, where she made many long-lasting friendships.

Donna loved to camp and fish in South Dakota and spent many summers there with her children, grandchildren, and later great-grandchildren. In her spare time, she would crochet blankets for family and friends and also made other beautiful creations that she would give as gifts. Donna also enjoyed cooking and baking and could almost always be found in the kitchen making things from scratch. She was famous for her jellies and jams. Bowling was another hobby she loved and she was a part of a Senior League at Westside for many years.

Donna was exceptional at giving unsolicited advice and was usually correct. Donna was homebound due to her health but it didn’t stop her from keeping track of her grandkids and keeping up with their events. Donna didn’t mince words and spoke her mind. She will be missed for her determination, strength, and love!

Donna is survived by her husband of 62 years, Alvin New of Grand Island; daughter, Diane (Jim) Stevenson of Doniphan; son, Doug (Annette) New of Kearney; grandchildren, Brent (Jen) Stevenson, Brady (Kylee) Stevenson, Kelsey (Josh) Meier, Brandon (Amy) New, Tara (Logan) Ruzicka and Sean (Lorena) Schultz; brother, Ronald (Bonnie) Horstman of Winner, SD; sister-in-law, Carol Horstman of Winner, SD; seven great-grandchildren with one on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Barry and Darrell.

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Carol Phillips RN, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Jena Littau RN, Certified Lactation Councilor Counselor (CLC).

Carol and Jena are excited to assist our breastfeeding mothers and babies as well as recognize and prevent breastfeeding difficulties. In order to assist families in achieving the best start possible, Winner Regional consultants are available to offer private pre-delivery education consults and bedside assistance after delivery.

At discharge, we offer contact information to assist with phone and in person consults.

Each experience will take place in the private relaxing atmosphere of Winner Regional Hospital.

We are prepared to welcome you to consult regardless of where you delivered.

For your lactation needs, call 605-842-7100 to schedule a consult or to talk to our specialists.

Colome girls senior night

Julie Rohde Photo
The seniors on the Colome girls basketball team and their parents were honored
on Saturday. Pictured from left are Troy and Tammy Dufek with daughter Clarissa
Ringing Shield, Shelly and Justin Heath with daughter Saydee Heath, Terry
Hoffine and Becky Hoffine with daughter Baylie Hoffine, Betsy and Dale Shippy
with daughter Makayla Shippy.