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Helen Kilker (05/04/16)
Helen Kilker, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Helen Marie Schleis was born Sept. 9, 1932 in Sioux City, the daughter of Joseph and Katherine (Mack) Schleis. Early on, she lived with her family in Mapleton. In 1943, she moved with her family to an acreage west of Le Mars. She attended St. Joseph's School, leaving after her sophomore year to join the work force...
Edward Eckhoff (05/04/16)
Edward Eckhoff, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Edward Frederick Eckhoff was born Aug. 7, 1924 on the family farm near Charter Oak, to Edward P. and Edna (Sievers) Eckhoff. He attended high school at Charter Oak where he excelled in sports. While in high school, Ed was scouted by the Pittsburg Pirates as a catcher...
Dorothy M. Bruggeman (05/04/16)
Dorothy M. Bruggeman, 91, of Larchwood, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at at her home in Larchwood. Dorothy Marie Even was born on Dec. 8, 1924 on a farm near Humboldt, South Dakota to Anthony Even and Clarinda (Hamman) Even. Dorothy grew up and attended school in the Humboldt, South Dakota area...
Helen Kilker (05/03/16)
Helen Kilker, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Edward Eckhoff (05/03/16)
Edward Eckhoff, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars. ...
Edward Eckhoff (05/02/16)
Edward Eckhoff, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare 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.
Phyllis L. Johnson (05/02/16)
Phyllis L. Johnson, 99, of Merrill, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Phyllis Louisa Anderson was born Nov. 17, 1916 in Sioux City, to William and Elizabeth (Bristow) Anderson. She was the oldest of six children. She grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Central High School in 1936...
James Driscoll (04/29/16)
James Driscoll, 82, of Le Mars died Monday, April 25, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. James Dewey Driscoll was born Nov. 11, 1933 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, to Dewey and Lucille (Zenk) Driscoll. Jim was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. He graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1952. During high school Jim was a standout athlete in football, basketball, baseball and track...
Phyllis L. Johnson (04/29/16)
Phyllis L. Johnson, 99, of Merrill, died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday at Grace Lutheran Church, LCMS with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Immediately following the funeral everyone is invited to join the family for a luncheon at the church prior to the interment service at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. ...
James Driscoll (04/28/16)
James Driscoll, 82, of Le Mars died Monday, April 25, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with the Rev. Christian Meier and the Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow officiating. Inurnment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars will follow at Memorial Cemetery...
Phyllis Schroeder (04/27/16)
Phyllis Schroeder, 80, of Remsen and formerly of Granville, died Monday, April 25, 2016, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Phyllis Mary (Kessenich) Schroeder was born on May 6, 1935, on a farm near Neptune, (rural Le Mars) to John "Jack" and Mary "Mae" (Plendl) Kessenich. She was baptized, made her First Communion, confirmed, and was married at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Neptune...
James Driscoll (04/26/16)
James Driscoll, 82, of Le Mars, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Karen Knapp (04/25/16)
Karen Knapp, 92, of Le Mars, formerly of Council Bluffs, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at her home in Le Mars. Karen (Madsen) Knapp was born Feb. 19, 1924 in Bjalderup, Denmark, the daughter of Viggo and Helga (Yokumsen) Madsen. In 1929, her family emigrated to Council Bluffs, Iowa. She attended school in Council Bluffs and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1941...
Esther L. Vander Plas (04/25/16)
Esther L. Vander Plas, 92, of Le Mars, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Esther Lura Kooi was born on Sept. 24, 1923 in Sioux County, Iowa, the daughter of Benart and Lura (Brown) Kooi. When she was 12 years old, her family moved west of Lebanon, Iowa to the Kooi home place...
Esther L. Vanderplas (04/23/16)
Esther L. Vanderplas, 92, of Le Mars, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday at Rejoice! Community Church in Le Mars. Pastor Mike Metten will officiate. Burial will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Graceland Cemetery in Pella. ...
Esther L. Vanderplas (04/22/16)
Esther L. Vanderplas, 92, of Le Mars, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting the family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Donald J. Kolker (04/22/16)
Donald Joseph Kolker, 85, of Remsen, died Monday, April 18, 2016 at his home in Remsen. Donald Joseph Kolker was born Dec. 16, 1930 in Le Mars, to Alvin and Loretta (Sitzmann) Kolker. He grew up in Le Mars, graduating from St. Joseph School in Le Mars in 1948...
Mark S. Schipper (04/21/16)
Mark Stuart Schipper, 59, formerly of Naples, Florida and a Le Mars native, died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at his home in Shorewood, Minnesota, of natural causes. He was born on July 27, 1956, and grew up in Le Mars. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School and attended Iowa State University in Ames...
Leonard Campbell (04/20/16)
Leonard Campbell, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Leonard Maynard Campbell was born Nov. 22, 1922 in Le Mars, the son of Henry and Minnie (Theisen) Campbell. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. He attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Central High School...
Fred W. Vander Kooi (04/20/16)
Fred W. Vander Kooi, 86, of Merrill, died Sunday evening, April 17, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Fredrick William Vander Kooi was born March 4, 1930 in Hinton, to Peter and Katherine (Weber) Vander Kooi. He attended school in Hinton. Fred was inducted into the United States Army during the Korean War on April 19, 1949 and served until being honorably discharged on June 20, 1952...
Lois Loutsch (04/20/16)
Lois Loutsch, 92, of Remsen, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Remsen. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Roder assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation with family present will be any time after 4 p.m., today (Wednesday). There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
Janice E. Moeller (04/19/16)
Janice E. Moeller, 77, of Panora, died Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Des Moines. Janice was born Aug. 9, 1938, in Des Moines, to Dorothy and Burt Cue. Janice grew up on the family farm south of Guthrie Center. She married Kermit Stofferan in December 1959...
Fred. W. VanderKooi (04/19/16)
Fred W. VanderKooi, 86, of Merrill, died Sunday evening, April 17, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare 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...
Leonard Campbell (04/19/16)
Leonard Campbell, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at All Saints Catholic Parish - St. James Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Patrick Behm will celebrate Mass with Deacon Paul Gengler assisting. ...
Mildred M. Meister (04/19/16)
Mildred M. Meister, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mildred Margaret Meister was born June 27, 1932 on the family farm in Lincoln Township, rural Plymouth County, to Frank and Mary (Ruhland) Meister. ...


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