Agnes A. "Toots" Stusse, 93, of Sioux City, and formerly of Hinton, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at a local nursing home following a brief illness.
The former Agnes A. Walston was born May 10, 1912, in Westfield, the daughter of Cecil and Grace (Litterick) Walston. She attended Sioux City schools, graduating from Central High School in 1930.
She married Walter Stusse on Feb. 10, 1932, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hinton. Walter died April 26, 1984, in Sioux City.
She was a resident of the Hinton area her entire life, and was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hinton. She was also very active with the Hinton Senior Citizens.
Agnes enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.
Survivors include one son, Darrell and his wife, Venita Stusse, of Sioux City; four daughters, Joyce and her husband, Al Hutton of Sioux City, Sue Maack of Le Mars, Betti and her hsuband, Ken Spies of Hinton, and Jean and her husband, Bob Motz of Sioux City; two brothers, Jim and his wife, LaVerne Walston of Albuquerque, N.M., Doug and his wife, Elizabeth Walston of Tulsa, Okla.; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Stusse; one brother, Oliver Walston, an infant brother, Milton Walston; one son-in-law, Lanny Maack; one grandchild, Scott Maack and one great-grandchild, Tabatha Stusse.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, with the Rev. David P. Kottlowski officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation was Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel in Sioux City.
Pallbearers were grandsons John Spies, Brad Spies, Curt Motz, Dan Hutton, Tim Stusse and Vince Tillo. Honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.