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Larry Saxen (08/31/15)
Larry Saxen, 59, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, following a motor vehicle accident in Omaha, Nebraska. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home, in Le Mars, is assisting Larry's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Thomas W. Palmer (08/30/15)
Thomas W. Palmer, 71, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Aug, 26, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, in Sioux City, after a brief illness. Thomas William Palmer was born Oct. 4, 1943, in rural Cass County, near Atlantic, to William R. and Nona M. (Nelsen) Palmer. He graduated from Wiota High School in 1961...
Marvin W. Nitzschke (08/30/15)
Marvin William Nitzschke, 87, of Remsen, was called home to be with his Lord Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, surrounded by his family, at Heartland Care Center, in Marcus. Marvin was born Aug. 1, 1928, in rural Remsen, the son of William and Edith (Schoenrock) Nitzschke. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, in rural Marcus. He attended country school in Remsen Township and graduated from Remsen Public School in 1947...
Thomas W. Palmer (08/27/15)
Thomas W. Palmer, 71, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, 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...
Harold Sitzmann (08/27/15)
Harold Sitzmann, 90, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Floyd Valley Hospital, in Le Mars, surrounded by his family. Harold Joseph Sitzmann was born March 28, 1925, in Le Mars, the son of Edwin and Irene (Nugent) Sitzmann. He attended school at St. Joseph Catholic School, in Le Mars. Following his schooling, he enlisted in the United States Army National Guard...
Gerald E. Kale (08/27/15)
Gerald E. Kale, 76, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, in Sioux City. Gerald Eugene Kale was born on Dec. 6, 1938, in Le Mars, to John and Pamela (DeMers) Kale. He grew up in Merrill and in 1965, he was drafted into the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1967. Gerry then moved to the Quad Cities area, where he was employed at Modern Woodmen Insurance Company as a press foreman for 30 years...
Harold Sitzmann (08/25/15)
Harold Sitzmann, 90, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at Floyd Valley Hospital, in Le Mars, surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, at All Saints Catholic Parish -- St. James Church, in Le Mars. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. ...
Beverly Kowalke (08/25/15)
Beverly Kowalke, 79, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Plymouth Manor Care Center, in Le Mars. Beverly Joyce Smith was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Le Mars, the daughter of Ray and Phyllis (Peebles) Smith. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, in Le Mars. She attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Central High School...
Ella Mae Miller (08/25/15)
Ella Mae Miller, 96, of Marcus, and formerly of Remsen, was called home Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Heartland Care Center, in Marcus. Mae was born Jan. 28, 1919, at Virgil, South Dakota, the daughter of Charles and Ella (Miller) Presuhn. Mae attended country school near Virgil through the eighth grade. ...
William Swisher (08/25/15)
William Swisher, 86, of Westfield, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center, in Remsen. William Albert Swisher was born July 9, 1929, in Merrill, to John and Caroline (Karli) Swisher. Bill was raised in the Merrill and Hinton area...
Beverly Kowalke (08/25/15)
Beverly Kowalke, 79, of Le Mars, died Aug. 23, 2015, at Plymouth Manor Care Center, in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A., in Le Mars. The Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow and Rev. Peter Rosenkvist will officiate. Inurnment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, in Le Mars...
Arlie A. Pierson (08/23/15)
Arlie A. Pierson, 94, of Le Mars, died suddenly Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Floyd Valley Hospital, in Le Mars. Arlie Archie Pierson was born June 8, 1921, on a farm near Rockwell City, to Richard and Letha (Smith) Pierson. He graduated from Lytton Consolidated High School in 1938...
Martha 'Darlene' Berkenpas (08/23/15)
Martha "Darlene" Berkenpas, 93, of Orange City and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Orange City Area Health System, in Orange City. Martha "Darlene" Berkenpas was born June 18, 1922, to John and Martha Ella (Gist) French, in Kingsley. She was raised on the family farm in rural Kingsley and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1939...
Kenneth 'Kenny' Muecke (08/23/15)
Kenneth 'Kenny' Muecke, 90, of Hinton, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at St. Luke's - Unity Point Hospital, in Sioux City. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in rural Hinton, with the Rev. Steven Stoll officiating. A visitation will be held from noon until the start of the service Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, in rural Hinton...
William Swisher (08/23/15)
William Swisher, 86, of Westfield, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center, in Remsen. Funeral services will 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, in Merrill, with Pastor Burt Burwell, A.i.M. officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Oleson-Halweg American Legion Post #125 will be at the Hillside Cemetery, in Merrill. ...
Earl V. Sitzmann (08/20/15)
Earl V. Sitzmann, 87, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home, in Sioux City, after a brief illness. Earl was born May 17, 1928, on the family farm near Hinton. He was the son of Arnold and Olive (Strub) Sitzmann. Earl graduated from Trinity High School in 1945. He was a farm laborer and carpenter's assistant...
Gerald K. Morton (08/20/15)
Gerald K. Morton, 86, of Le Mars, formerly of Benson, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, at Mercy Hospital, in Sioux City. He attained the age of 86 years, 1 month and 21 days. Gerald Kenneth Morton was born June 27, 1929, in Benson, Minnesota, to Warren Stevens and Evelyn Helen (Kraft) Morton. He grew up in the Danvers, Kerkhoven and Benson areas and attended school in Kerkhoven and Benson through the eighth grade...
Zach Rolfes (08/17/15)
Zachary "Zach" Rolfes, 16, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident north of Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday All Saints Parish-St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. ...
Conrad Calsbeek (08/17/15)
Conrad Calsbeek, of Le Mars, a very loving husband and father, died at his residence Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, after a heroic nine-year battle with cancer. He was 68 years young. Conrad was born Feb. 5, 1947, in Orange City, to Joe and Iva (Wiersma) Calsbeek...
Richard 'Rich' Coyle (08/17/15)
Richard "Rich" Coyle, 87, of Akron, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at the Akron Care Center, in Akron. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Akron. The Rev. Patrick Behm will celebrate Mass, assisted by Deacon Richard Port. ...
Sharon McGill (08/17/15)
Sharon McGill, 53, of Sioux City, formerly of Rock Valley, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center, in Sioux City. Sharon Marie McGill was born Nov. 28, 1961, in Sioux Center, to Tom and Mary Ellen (De Smet) McGill. Sharon graduated from Rock Valley High School and obtained her associate's degree in accounting from NCC...
Gale D. Dennler (08/16/15)
Gale D. Dennler, 77, of Searcy, Arkansas, formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, in Searcy. Gale Duncan Dennler was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Le Mars, to Alvin Matthew and Margaret (Robertson) Dennler. He graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1955...
Richard 'Rich' Coyle (08/16/15)
Richard "Rich" Coyle, 87, of Akron, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at the Akron Care Center, in Akron. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel, in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Gale D. Dennler (08/14/15)
Gale D. Dennler, 77, of Searcy, Arkansas, formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 in Searcy. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, of Le Mars. The Rev. Janis M. Christensen, of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ, in Le Mars, will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, in Merrill. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home...
Jacob 'Jake' Westra (08/10/15)
Jacob "Jake" Westra, 87, of Sheldon, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at Prairie View Retirement Home, in Sanborn. Jacob 'Jake' Westra, the son of Peter J. and Susan (Oldenkamp) Westra, was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Boyden. As a child, he moved with his parents to a farm near Brooten, Minnesota, where he started his education in a county school. ...