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Paul K. Philips (09/30/14)
On Thursday morning, Sept. 18, 2014, Paul K. Philips, 55, died in Westminster, Colo. Paul suffered from cancer for the last year and a half of his life. Despite the hardships the cancer brought to his life, he accepted his diagnosis with grace and continued to enrich the lives of those closest to him with his indomitable spirit and affection...
Arnold 'Arnie' Meister (09/29/14)
Arnold "Arnie" Meister, 86, of Le Mars, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Happy Siesta Care Center, in Remsen. Arnold Francis Meister was born on Feb. 10, 1928, at home in Lakeview, to Frank and Julia (Stangl) Meister. He was educated in a one-room schoolhouse at Carroll County Schools. He lived in Manning until 1944 when his family moved to Laurens and he assisted on the farm...
Ray A. Kass (09/29/14)
Ray A. Kass, 89, of Marcus, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at his home. Raymond Alfred Kass was born Jan. 24, 1925, near Remsen, the son of Frank Theodore and Elizabeth (Nacke) Kass. He attended country school near his home and later assisted his family with farming...
Rev. Thomas E. Geelan (09/29/14)
The Rev. Thomas E. Geelan, 78, of Ruthven, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. Thomas E. Geelan, son of Francis P. and Mary Ellen (Doyle) Geelan, was born March 18, 1936, near Ruthven. Tom grew up on the family farm, learning the skills and work ethic of an Iowa farmer. He attended Silver Lake High School in Ayrshire, graduating in 1954...
Glada Koerselman (09/24/14)
Glada Koerselman, 84, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center, in Le Mars. Glada Koerselman, the third daughter of George and Clara (Small) Reichert, was born on Dec. 20, 1929, in Le Mars. She graduated in 1947 From Le Mars High School and attended Western Union College, in Le Mars, and Iowa State College, in Ames, until 1950...
Alwin Eilts (09/24/14)
Alwin Eilts, 90, of Le Mars, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Alwin Hugo Eilts was born July 28, 1924 on the family farm in Reading Township, rural Sioux County, the son of Reiner and Matilda (Vlotho) Eilts. He attended country school in Reading Township, and later, high school in Ireton. He graduated from Ireton High School in 1943. Following high school, he farmed with his family...
Lydia A. Fischer (09/24/14)
Lydia A. Fischer, 94, of Hinton, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Akron Care Center. Lydia Anna Keuck was born on Oct. 7, 1919, on the family farm near Moville, the daughter of Otto and Annie (Wieck) Keuck. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Moville, and attended country school near her home. She later helped area neighbor families with their children and housekeeping...
Jean Dawson (09/24/14)
Jean Dawson, 77, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Grace United Methodist Church, in Correctionville. The Rev. Marv Siems will officiate. ...
Bernice M. Nafe (09/24/14)
Bernice M. Nafe, 92, of Pierson, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Meadow Star United Methodist Church, rural Washta. The Rev. Len Garrison will officiate. ...
Glada Koerselman (09/23/14)
Glada Koerselman, 84, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Glada's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Alwin H. Eilts (09/23/14)
Alwin H. Eilts, 90, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Ron Dreckman (09/23/14)
On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, Ron Dreckman, age 70 of Lancaster, Wis., rejoined the love of his life, Sheila, who passed away only a few short weeks ago. He was a Le Mars native. Ron was a proud father and husband who enjoyed spending time with his grand kids...
Dorothy Ann Peterson (09/23/14)
Dorothy A. Peterson, of Harlan, died on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, at the age of 94 years, five months, and 23 days. Dorothy Ann Peterson, daughter of Chris and Edna (Willadsen) Nelson, was born March 28, 1920, in Harlan. She attended school in rural Shelby County, graduating from the eighth grade...
Lydia A. Fischer (09/23/14)
Lydia A. Fischer, 94, of Hinton, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Akron Care Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. The Rev. Steven Stoll will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. ...
Paul K. Philips (09/23/14)
Paul K. Philips, of Westminster, Colo., formerly of Akron, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Westminster. Services for Paul will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Adaville United Methodist Church, rural Merrill.
Bernice M. Nafe (09/23/14)
Bernice M. Nafe, 92, of Pierson, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Kingsley. The Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Bernice's family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Frances Jean Dawson (09/23/14)
Frances Jean Dawson, 77, of Pierson, died today (Tuesday), Sept. 23, 2014, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Jean's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Teri L. Austin (09/22/14)
Teri L. Austin "TT", 51, of Le Mars, and formerly of Council Bluffs and Malvern, died suddenly Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, with the Rev. Dennis Martens officiating. Visitation will be anytime after 5 p.m. Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
Jack D. Mc Dougall (09/17/14)
Jack D. Mc Dougall, 85, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at his home following a brief illness. John D. "Jack" Mc Dougall was born on Feb. 8, 1929, in Plymouth County, to John and Agnes (Werth) Mc Dougall and was baptized that same year at Plymouth Presbyterian Church, rural Le Mars...
Tom C. Bohlke (09/17/14)
Tom C. Bohlke, 82, of Hinton, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at his home. Thomas Cletus Bohlke was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in Marcus, to Cletus and Adeline (Dickson) Bohlke. He attended school in Le Mars and then began work as an apprentice carpenter. He worked for Humphrey Hansen and Fred Davenport in the early years...
Jack D. Mc Dougall (09/16/14)
Jack D. Mc Dougall, 85, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. The Rev. Jan Christensen will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church...
Tom C. Bohlke (09/16/14)
Tom C. Bohlke, 82, of Hinton, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. David Hemann will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. ...
Jack Mc Dougall (09/15/14)
Jack Mc Dougall, 85, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at his home following a brief illness. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home is assisting Jack's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Vance A. Harnack (09/15/14)
Vance Allison Harnack, 90, of Remsen, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Vance was born June 18, 1924, in Le Mars, the son of Allison A. and Clara A. (Ohlendorf) Harnack. He received his first eight years of education in country school. Vance graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1942...
Jeanette M. Helms (09/15/14)
Jeanette M. Helms, 80, of Le Mars, died Friday, Sept.12, 2014, at Happy Siesta Care Center, in Remsen. Jeanette Mary Schaefer was born on May 2, 1934, on the family farm near Hoven, S.D., to Hubert and Barbara (Kaiser) Schaefer. She graduated from high school in Hoven and furthered her education at the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Yankton, S.D. Jeanette earned her Registered Nursing degree and, along with nursing, taught for a year at Sacred Heart...