Berton Tagg Obituary (2021) – Sioux Metropolis, IA

Berton E. Tagg

Sioux Metropolis

Berton E. Tagg, 95, lengthy-time Sioux Town educator and administrator, died Saturday, July 3, 2021, at his household with his spouse and children by his aspect.

Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Whitfield Methodist Church, 1319 W. 5th Street, with the Rev. Liz Tucker officiating.

He was born May possibly 22, 1926, in Sioux City, son of Elwyn and Myrtle (Lawrence) Tagg. He attended Sioux Metropolis educational facilities and graduated from Central Large Faculty in 1944. He went into the Navy Pre-Flight program following his graduation. He was discharged following Globe War II. He gained his Bachelor’s degree from Morningside Higher education and his Masters/Plus levels from the University of South Dakota.

He started off his educating/coaching career at Ute, Iowa, and on to Westfield, Iowa, for a few many years as a teacher and freshman mentor. He then was employed by Sioux Town General public Colleges as a teacher for 10 several years and coach for 37 several years. He was an Elementary Principal the last 26 of those several years, retiring from Clark Elementary University. He also served as an Interim Actual physical Training Coordinator for the past five of those people several years.

He married Shirley Foreman in 1947 at First Covenant Church, and they celebrated 74 yrs alongside one another.

He was energetic in sporting activities and liked golfing, fishing and paying winters in Arizona. He beloved doing work outside in the course of his retirement yrs. He was an energetic sporting activities official for 25 decades in the Siouxland location. He was on the Monitor Relay Team for Central High College and his two-mile relay workforce won the Condition Relay in 1944.

He served on the Sioux City Public Library Board for 8 yrs, in the course of which time they constructed the Morningside Department Library. He was a member of Abu Bekr Shrine, Shrine Chanters, Sioux Metropolis Consistory, Landmark Lodge and the Royal Order of Jesters.

He was a daily life member of Whitfield Methodist Church, exactly where he served on several boards and committees in the course of his 90 as well as decades membership.

Survivors consist of his wife, Shirley, two daughters, Sue Whitehead and her partner, Dave of Denver, and Lori Snow of Sioux City two grandsons, Adam and Ben Whitehead of Denver a brother, Larry of Tucson, Ariz. numerous nieces and nephews and a pricey close friend, Donna Dwyer.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Muriel and Averill and his son, Robert.

Memorials may well be directed to Whitfield Methodist Church and Abu Bekr Shrine Kid’s Clinic.

Printed by Sioux Metropolis Journal from Jul. 7 to Jul. 18, 2021.