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Annette Swanberg (11/25/14)
Annette Elizabeth Swanberg, 66, of Hilliard, Ohio, formerly of Kingsley, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Hilliard, Ohio. Annette was born Jan. 17, 1948, to John "Jack" and Mildred Swanberg in Kingsley, the first of three children. She graduated from Iowa State University and worked in Michigan before moving to Los Angeles, where she earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and operated her own book publicity business...
James D. Kendall (11/23/14)
James D. Kendall, 80, of Le Mars, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
James Dean Kendall was born Aug. 9, 1934, on the family farm near Guthrie Center, to Donald and Gertrude (Safely) Kendall. He attended country school near his home and later high school in Guthrie Center and Jefferson...
Julaine Kusler (11/23/14)
Julaine Kusler, 89, of Akron, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Julaine Ione Olson was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Bristol, S.D., the daughter of Walter and Johanna (Hustad) Olson. She lived in the Alexandria, Minn., area until her family moved to the Black Hills Army Depot in Igloo, S.D. in support of the war effort. She graduated from Provo High School in Igloo...
Dorothy L. Warnock (11/23/14)
Dorothy L. Warnock, 94, of rural Merrill, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, in Le Mars. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Dorothy's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Dennis R. Honz (11/21/14)
Dennis R. Honz, 71, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at All Saints Parish -St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Richard Sitzmann will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at a later date at Panama, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church Catholic Church. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Armella Homan (11/20/14)
Armella Mary Homan, 90, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Armella was born Aug. 23, 1924, in Alton, the daughter of John and Susan (Mousel) Pottebaum. She was raised and educated in the Alton area...
Dennis R. Honz (11/20/14)
Dennis R. Honz, 71, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home is assisting Dennis' family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Wesley Albert Goodwin & Irene Melva Goodwin (11/18/14)
Wesley Albert Goodwin, 97, of Le Mars, former Sioux City resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at a Le Mars hospital. Irene Melva Goodwin, 94, of Le Mars, former Sioux City resident, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at a Le Mars hospital. Wesley was born April 18, 1917, in Ida Grove, the son of Claude Leroy Goodwin and Olive Ann (Scott) Goodwin. He was raised in Ida Grove. He entered the military in 1942 and served with the US Army-Air Corps in Europe during WWII...
Mary Moran (11/13/14)
Mary Moran, 84, of Le Mars, formerly of Council Bluffs, died Tuesday, Nov.11, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, in Le Mars. Mary Gertrude Moran was born March 7, 1930, in Le Mars, the daughter of Hugh and Ada (O'Brien) Moran. She was baptized and confirmed at St. James Catholic Church, in Le Mars. She attended school in Le Mars...
Jerry Herbold (11/13/14)
Jerry Herbold, 73, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Unity Point (St. Luke's) Health, in Sioux City. Jerry Lavern Herbold was born Jan. 29, 194, at home, in rural Woodbury County, Iowa, to Lavern and Vera (Graham) Herbold. He received his education in Kingsley, and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1959 and then began farming with his parents on the family farm...
Velva Shea (11/13/14)
Velva Shea, 91, of Remsen, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Floyd Valley Hospital, in Le Mars. Velva was born April 23, 1923, at Hughson, Calif., the daughter of Harry H. and Rhoda (Dean) Alexander. She was raised in Tucson, Ariz. She attended The University of Arizona before joining Women's Army Air Corps during World War II, where she met her husband Gerald Shea. The couple married June 26, 1945 at Remsen...
Mary F. Weinreich (11/13/14)
Mary F. Weinreich, 78, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, in Kingsley. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. ...
Barbara Dewey (11/13/14)
Barbara Dewey, 72, of Westfield, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, in Sioux City, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Sioux City. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, at the First Baptist Church, in Akron. Pastor Larry Nilson will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday and following the service during a time of lunch and fellowship, all at the church...
Ottie Kleihauer (11/12/14)
Ottie Kleihauer, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Floyd Valley Hospital surrounded by family. Gerhard Otto "Ottie" Kleihauer was born Oct. 23, 1921, on the family farm in rural Grant Township, to Henry and Hannah (Dirks) Kleihauer. He attended the Grant Township Country School until eighth grade and later received his GED...
Mary Moran (11/12/14)
Mary Moran, 84, of Le Mars, formerly of Council Bluffs, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Barbara Dewey (11/12/14)
Barbara Dewey, 72, of Westfield, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near Sioux City. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Ottie Kleihauer (11/10/14)
Ottie Kleihauer, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Floyd Valley Hospital surround by family. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars, with the Rev. Ben Worley officiating. Visitation with the family present will be after 4 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Carlsen Funeral Home, in Le Mars. Visitation will continue Friday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time...
Florence Heimgartner (11/09/14)
Florence Heimgartner, 93, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center, in Le Mars. Florence Anna Reinholdt was born Feb. 1, 1921, on the family farm, near Remsen, to August and Anne (Miller) Reinholdt. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Remsen...
Kathy Jo Heien (11/09/14)
Kathy Jo (Thorpe) Heien, 58, of Utica, Ky., died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Owensboro, Ky., following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jean Ziettlow and the Rev. Peter Rosenkvist from St. John's Lutheran Church, in Le Mars, will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
Florence Heimgartner (11/07/14)
Florence Heimgartner, 93, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home, in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Stephen Vander Tuig (11/03/14)
Stephen George Vander Tuig, 63, died in his home in Hampton, Neb., on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. Steve was born in Kenosha, Wis., on Jan, 17, 1951, to George and Martha (Janssen) Vander Tuig. The family later moved to Le Mars, where Steve spent his childhood years and met his future wife Jane (Fick). They were married in Le Mars on Jan. 30, 1972...
Robert 'Bob' Less (11/02/14)
Robert "Bob" Less, 87, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Robert Edward Less was born June 7, 1927, on the family farm near Ponca, Neb., to Fred and Julia (Bergstrasser) Less. Bob was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church, in Ponca. He began his education in Ponca and the family later moved to a farm, near Le Mars...
DeWayne L. Kozak (11/02/14)
DeWayne L. Kozak, 77, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 at his home in Le Mars. DeWayne Laddie Kozak was born on Aug. 11, 1937 in Wagner, S.D., to Laddie and Rose (Melichar) Kozak. He graduated from Tabor High School in 1955. DeWayne furthered his education at the University of South Dakota, in Vermillion, S.D., where he majored in music. During this time he served in the South Dakota National Guard...
Gary G. Gearke (11/02/14)
Gary G. Gearke, 70, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at his home following a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Gary Glenn Gearke was born on April 3, 1944 in Le Mars to Glenn Nathan and Ruth Lillian (Rohlfsen) Gearke. He attended school in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School in 1962...
Marion K. Staab (11/02/14)
Marion K. Staab, 90, of Remsen, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at her home near Remsen. Marion was born on Nov. 25, 1923, in Akron, the daughter of John & Josephine (Shea) Henrich. She was raised and educated in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1941...