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Gary Loers (08/29/16)
Gary Loers, 69, of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at his home in Le Mars. Gary Alan Loers was born Aug. 16, 1947 in Canova, South Dakota, the son of Glen and Agnes (Schlim) Loers. He lived with his family in Kadoka, South Dakota, Mitchell, South Dakota, and later Howard, South Dakota, where he graduated from high school...
Dorothy M. Tammes (08/26/16)
Dorothy M. Tammes, 88, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Dorothy Mae Mauer was born on May 30, 1928, in Le Mars, to Lloyd and Minnie (Kammerer) Mauer. She attended school in Le Mars, graduating as class valedictorian in 1946. She furthered her education at Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa) and earned her teaching degree in 1948. She taught in Sheldon, for four years where she met Earl Tammes...
Mary Gillis (08/26/16)
Mary Gillis, 64, of Akron, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at her residence in Akron. Mary Teresa Schneiders was born Oct. 29, 1951 in Sioux City the third oldest of 14 children of Robert and Mary Jean (Lang) Schneiders. She attended St. Boniface Grade School and Bishop Heelan High School in Sioux City, where she graduated in 1969. She attended Briar Cliff College for two years...
Dorothy M. Tammes (08/25/16)
Dorothy M. Tammes, 88, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., Friday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends from 4-7 p.m...
D. JoAnn Simons (08/24/16)
D. JoAnn Simons, 80, of Marcus, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Ron Rice will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Macy Marie Weiler (08/23/16)
Macy Marie Weiler, seven-month-old daughter of Eric and Laura (Beitelspacher) Weiler, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at Children's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska following complications with her heart. Macy Marie Weiler was born on Jan. 4, 2016 at Children's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, the fourth child born to Eric and Laura (Beitelspacher) Weiler...
Donna Bennette (08/22/16)
Donna Bennette, 81, of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Donna Mae Taylor was born on March 1, 1935 in Kingsley, to George and Thelma (Knudsen) Taylor. She grew up on her family's farm in rural Plymouth County, and attended school at Le Mars Community Schools. After her education, she continued to live
Macy Weiler (08/22/16)
Macy Marie Weiler, seven-month-old daughter of Eric and Laura (Beitelspacher) Weiler, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at Children's Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska following complications with her heart. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Macy's family with funeral arrangements...
JoAnn Simons (08/22/16)
D. JoAnn Simons, 80, of Marcus, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016 at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. The Earnest- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting JoAnn's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Larry Lorensen (08/19/16)
Larry Lorensen, 72, of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, following a lengthy illness. Larry Gene Lorensen was born Dec. 25, 1943 in Akron, the son of Leslie and Dorothea (Taylor) Lorensen. He attended school in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1962. Following high school, he worked at Otis Radio in Hawarden...
Helen 'Kris' Hager (08/17/16)
Helen "Kris" Hager, 85, of Kingsley, passed away into God's loving arms on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 at Kingsley Specialty Care. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday at the Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The Rev. Robert Blair will officiate. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., Thursday at the Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Pamela Hummel (08/16/16)
Pamela Marie Hummel, 58, of Indianola, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Pamela Marie (Russell) Hummel was born on Oct. 13,1957 to Robert and Carol (Lade) Russell in Le Mars, the third of six children raised on the family farm. Pam was a devout Catholic, baptised and confirmed at St Joseph Church-Ellendale, rural Merrill...
Jim Hargens (08/16/16)
Jim Hargens, 64, of Kent, Washington, formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington, after a brief battle with lung cancer. He is survived by two children, Alan and Maria, and two grandchildren, all of Kent, Washington; his mother, Lois Hargens of Le Mars; two sisters, Linda (Dar) Huls of Le Mars and Janice (Lon) Sitzmann of Kingsley; four brothers, Larry (Tami) of Red Oak, Denny (Kathy), Darrell (Kim) and Ron, all of Le Mars; two uncles, Robert Joens of Montrose, Colorado, and Billy Hargens of Perry; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.. ...
Helen 'Kris' Hager (08/16/16)
Helen "Kris" Hager, 85, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 at Kingsley Specialty Care. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Larry Lorensen (08/15/16)
Larry Lorensen, 72, of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen following a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Lil Johnston from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron, will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 5 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home...
Lavonne Klemme (08/15/16)
Lavonne Klemme, 92, of Hawarden, Iowa, formerly of Akron, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Arrangements are pending with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Faye Van Leeuwen (08/12/16)
Faye Van Leeuwen, 87, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Wilma Faye Van Leeuwen was born on Feb. 17, 1929 on the family farm near Hospers, to Clarence and Florence (Faber) Jacobsma. After graduating from Hull Western Christian High School, Fay attended St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Sioux City. She graduated in 1949...
Wallace V. Janssen (08/12/16)
Wallace V. Janssen, 78, of Willmar, Minnesota, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at his home. Wallace Vernon Janssen was born on Feb. 10, 1938, in Plymouth County, near Merrill, the son of William Henry and Marie Johanna (Kock) Janssen. He moved to Willmar, Minnesota in 1948 with his family. He continued and completed his education there, graduating from Willmar High School in 1956...
Lester L. von Hagel (08/12/16)
Lester L. von Hagel of Longmont, Colorado, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, at Longmont United Hospital. He was 87. Les was born on March 9, 1929 in Merrill, to Bernhard and Edna (Hobart) von Hagel. He graduated from Le Mars High School in Le Mars in 1947, and farmed in Iowa until moving to Longmont in 1962. He began a career in real estate that lasted 46 years, retiring in 2007...
Emil Beeck (08/12/16)
Emil Beeck, 91, of Akron, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. The Rev. Mauro Sanchez will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in St. ...
Arnold D. Loutsch (08/12/16)
Arnold D. Loutsch, 83, of Sioux City, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness. Arnold was born Aug. 31, 1932 in Remsen, the son of Michael and Clara (Pletschette) Loutsch. Arnold grew up in the Remsen area and attended Remsen St. Mary's School. He married Mary Lou Meister. She died in 2015...
Faye Van Leeuwen (08/09/16)
Faye Van Leeuwen, 87, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Dr. Nevada DeLapp will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., Saturday at the church...
Raymond Rohlfs (08/08/16)
Raymond Rohlfs, 94, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's in Sioux City. Raymond Otto Rohlfs was born on April 12, 1922 in Preston Township, rural Plymouth County, to Fred and Lizzie (Popken) Rohlfs. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. He attended country school in Preston Township as a youth. After finishing his education, he began working as a farm hand for local farmers in Plymouth County...
Twyla D. Nore (08/08/16)
Twyla D. Nore, 93, of Merrill, died at home on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 surrounded by her family. Twyla Dolores Staub was born on May 25, 1923 in Albion, Nebraska, the daughter of Arthur and Mabel (Fleek) Staub. She graduated from St. Edmund (Nebraska) High School...
Mildred Wycoff (08/08/16)
Mildred Frances (Yockey) Wycoff, 82, of Moville, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Whispering Creek Assisted Living in Sioux City. Known as "Millie" to many, she was born on a farm west of Anthon, on May 29, 1934, to Orval E. and Marie (McNamara) Yockey where she spent her childhood years, graduating from Anthon High School in 1952. She attended St. Joseph Nursing School in Sioux City and graduated in 1955...


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