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Marian E. Pratt (12/02/16)
Marian E. Pratt, 89, of Kingsley, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Kingsley Specialty Care in Kingsley. Marian Eileen Brabander was born June 16, 1927 in Le Mars, the daughter of Henry J. and Emma L. (Eilts) Brabander. She grew up in Le Mars graduating from Le Mars Central High School in 1944. ...
Donald Ohlrichs (11/30/16)
Donald Ohlrichs, 86, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Donald Clarence Ohlrichs was born Nov. 22, 1930 on a farm near Merrill, the son of John and Katherine (Borchers) Ohlrichs. He attended country school in Plymouth Township, rural Merrill. Later, he attended high school in Le Mars and graduated from Central High School in Le Mars. Following high school, Don farmed in Plymouth Township...
Darwin Johnson (11/30/16)
Darwin Johnson, 84, of Akron, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Darwin Dean Johnson was born Aug. 3, 1932 on a farm east of Akron, the son of Harry C. and Emma Eva (Miller) Johnson. He attended country school near Akron and later high school in Akron. He graduated from Akron High School in 1950...
Evelyn D. Claesson (11/30/16)
Evelyn D. Claesson, 97, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly from Akron, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Tabitha Health Care in Lincoln. Evelyn Dena Delperdang was born March 25, 1919 in Struble, to Sophie M. (Popken) Delperdang and Peter H. Delperdang. Evelyn grew up in Sioux City...
Darwin Johnson (11/29/16)
Darwin Johnson, 84, of Akron, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Eric Alm and the Rev. Dennis Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m., Wednesday with the family present after 5 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron...
Donald Ohlrichs (11/29/16)
Donald Ohlrichs, 86, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com...
Kathryn Ann Van de Steeg (11/29/16)
Kathryn Ann Van de Steeg, 85, formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 of complications following a fall in her Hendersonville, North Carolina home. Kathryn was born in Le Mars on May 18, 1931. At the start of World War II her family moved to California where she eventually married and had a son. ...
David Berkenpas (11/27/16)
David Berkenpas, 54, of Le Mars, died suddenly on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. As a youth, Dave spent much time with his father and brothers splitting firewood at the home of his second family, Jake and Cleo Ahrendsen. Still today, Dave enjoyed the hobby and was well-known for his "ski-lodge fires" that he built nightly at his home. Often the records he collected for his jukebox played in the background...
David Berkenpas (11/25/16)
David Berkenpas, 54, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare n Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday at All Saints Parish -- St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will start at 3 p.m., Sunday, with a rosary at 5 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at All Saints Parish -- St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Mary Sauer (11/22/16)
Mary Louise Ida Sauer, 82, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at her home after a brief illness. Mary Louise Ida Muehl was born on March 17, 1934 in Granville, the daughter of Arnold and Myrtle (Van Bergen) Muehl. She graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Granville on May 27, 1951...
David E. Nielsen (11/22/16)
David E. Nielsen, 75, of Bremerton, Washington, passed from this life to eternal patrol on Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2016 after being diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in June of this year. David was born in Le Mars on March 20, 1941, to Elmer and Jewel Nielsen. ...
Mary Sauer (11/21/16)
Mary Louise Ida Sauer, 82, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at All Saints Catholic Parish -- St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. The Rev.Timothy Hogan will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at St. ...
Richard 'Dick' Null (11/20/16)
Richard "Dick" William Null, 75 of Sioux City, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota following a brief illness with cancer. Dick was born March 7, 1941 in Sheldon, the son of Russell and Esther (Raveling) Null. He grew up in Aurelia, Harlan and Le Mars. As a youth, his little league baseball team went to Nationals...
Dale Luther (11/18/16)
Dale Luther, 86, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at his home. Walter Dale Luther was born on Aug. 4, 1930 in Battle Creek, the son of Walter and Viola (Bleasdell) Luther. He attended grade school in Moville until moving to Sheldon, where he graduated from Sheldon High School in 1948. He became a private pilot and soloed at the age of 16...
Dale Luther (11/16/16)
W. Dale Luther, 86, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at his home. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Dale's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com
Claire Allen (11/16/16)
Claire Allen, 89, of rural Akron, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Claire Vernon Allen was born Dec. 16, 1926 in rural Washta, the son of Ralph J. and Iva (Nafe) Allen. He attended school at Grand Meadow School where he graduated from high school...
LeRoy E. Nilles (11/16/16)
LeRoy Edmund Nilles, 66, of Rapid City, South Dakota, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at home surrounded by family after a long hard fought battle with cancer. LeRoy was born Dec. 23, 1949 in Le Mars, the son of Walter and Vera Mae (Schilmoeller) Nilles. He was raised in the Remsen area and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School. He attended college in West Des Moines at United Electronics Institute (UEI)...
Norma Thoma (11/15/16)
Norma Elizabeth Thoma, 94, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Norma Elizabeth Arens was born on Aug. 20, 1922 in Remsen, to parents Mildred Arens and Carl Kintzel of Remsen. Norma was raised by her maternal grandparents, JP and Elizabeth Arens of Remsen...
Arlene Grady (11/14/16)
Arlene Grady, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arlene Christine Grosenheider was born May 15, 1929 in Le Mars, the daughter of Emil Sr. and Anna (Pageler) Grosenheider. She attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Central High School...
Melvin Neyens (11/09/16)
Melvin John Neyens, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Melvin John Neyens was born on March 19, 1933 to Jake and Veronica (Ruhland) Neyens on the family farm in rural Plymouth County. Melvin enlisted in the United States Army in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1956...
Wenona Janssen (11/09/16)
Wenona Ella Janssen, 102, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at Kingsley Specialty Care. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville. Rev. Barb Spaulding will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. ...
Delores Colling (11/08/16)
Delores (Dee) Marie Colling, 93, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at the Mercy Hospice House in Hiawatha, on All Souls Day. Delores, the daughter of William and Mary (Schneiders) Bohlke, was born on Jan. 10, 1923, on the family farm near Granville. She received her early education attending a one-room schoolhouse near Granville...
Donald G. Wolbers (11/08/16)
Donald G. Wolbers, 87, of Bettendorf, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf surrounded by loving family. Don was born June 25, 1929 in Cherokee, the son of George and Betty Wolbers. He graduated from Le Mars High School, attended Westmar College in Le Mars, and graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, with his business and law degrees...
Delores Colling (11/07/16)
Delores Colling, 93, of Spencer, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Mercy Hospice House in Hiawatha. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Parish - St. Joseph Church, in Le Mars, with the Rev. William Schreiber officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Vernon Mouw (11/07/16)
Vernon Mouw, 96, of Sioux Center, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center. Visitation was Sunday from 3:30-5 p.m., with the family present at Central Reformed Church of Sioux Center. A prayer service for family and friends will be held at 2:30 p.m., today (Monday) at Central Reformed Church of Sioux Center. Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center...


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