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Laura Jarmusz (09/28/16)
Laura Marguerite Jarmusz, 103, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Prime Living in Le Mars. Laura Marguerite Christophersen was born on Dec. 14, 1912 in Remsen, the daughter of Alvin and Meta (Toedt) Christophersen She was the fourth of seven children, Henry, Lillian, Charlotte, Laura, Lorena, Delmar and Darold. As a child, she loved to play house with her sisters. Laura also loved to play basketball and softball in school but had to quit in the ninth grade and go to work...
Robert Burkard (09/27/16)
Robert Burkard, 81, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars.
Robert Louis Burkard was born Nov. 29, 1934 in Le Mars, the son of Henry and Catherine (Ruether) Burkard. Bob grew up near Le Mars and attended St. Joseph's Catholic School. He enlisted in the United States Army and served overseas in Germany. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Le Mars to farm but due to health issues Bob went to work with the City of Le Mars for 27 years...
Craig Nigg (09/26/16)
Craig Nigg, 88, of Le Mars, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at his home in Le Mars. Craig Duane Nigg was born July 28, 1928 in Merrill, the son of Walter and Irene (Morehead) Nigg. He attended grade school in Merrill. As a teenager, he moved with his family to the California where he graduated from high school...
Laura M. Jarmusz (09/26/16)
Laura M. Jarmusz, 103, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Prime Living in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Laura's family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Robert Burkard (09/26/16)
Robert Burkard, 81, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens. The Rev. William McCarthy will celebrate Mass. Military honors will be provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars. ...
Michael B. Kelley (09/26/16)
Michael B. Kelley, 65, of Katy, Texas, formerly of Remsen, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 after a battle with cancer at Houston Methodist West Hospital in Houston, Texas. Memorial service is pending. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen...
Gayle Borchers (09/21/16)
Gayle Borchers, 68, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's in Sioux City. Gayle Patricia Borchers was born Sept. 29, 1947 in Le Mars, the daughter of Bernard "Ben" and Alice (Wilhelmi) Borchers. She attended school in Le Mars and graduated from high school in 1965. Following high school, she received her secretarial degree from Nettleton Business College in Sioux City...
Dorothy Pearson (09/21/16)
Dorothy Margaret Pearson, 90, of Encinitas, California, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 in San Diego, California. Dorothy M. Pearson, was born in Sioux City on April 2, 1926, the daughter of Margaret and Joseph Ahmann. She graduated from Central High School, Sioux City and attended the University of Iowa and Arizona State...
Wendell Borchers (09/20/16)
Wendell Borchers, 86, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at his home in Le Mars. Wendell William Borchers was born July 11, 1930 on the family farm in Preston Township, rural Akron, the son of William and Hannah (Jacobs) Borchers. He was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Gayle Borchers (09/20/16)
Gayle Borchers, 68, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's in Sioux City. Memorial Service will be 7 p.m., Thursday at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jan Christensen from the Presbyterian United Church of Christ will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 6 p.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home...
Sylvia Konopasek (09/19/16)
Sylvia Konopasek, 80, of Remsen, died suddenly Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Sylvia was born July 14, 1936 at Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Bill and Hazel (Bolton) Hoyt. She was educated at Union Consolidate School in Union Township, rural Remsen, graduating in 1954. ...
Margaret Kroepel (09/19/16)
Margaret Ann Kroepel, 68, of Le Mars, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Margaret Ann Kroepel was born on Aug. 2, 1948, in Le Mars, the daughter of William Wallace and Reva Phyllis (Sheetz) Brodie. She was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian faith. She attended Le Mars Community High School...
Marvin Kunkel (09/19/16)
Marvin John Kunkel, 83, of Remsen, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at his son's home in Marcus, surrounded by family. Marvin was born on Jan. 31, 1933, to Felix and Mary (Thill) Kunkel in Le Mars. He was raised in Remsen, graduating in 1952 from Remsen St. Mary's High School...
Kimberly Lindgren (09/19/16)
Kimberly Jean Lindgren, 42, of Kingsley, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Duane Miesner will officiate. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., today (Monday) at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. ...
Wendell Borchers (09/19/16)
Wendell Borchers, 86, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at his home 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 the Rev. Lil Johnston will officiate. ...
Elizabeth 'Liz' Foreman (09/16/16)
Elizabeth M. "Liz" Foreman, 74, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 surrounded by loved ones at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Elizabeth Magdalena Foreman was born on June 29, 1942 in Hospers, the daughter of Sylvester and Mary (Kiersch) Haag. ...
Bonnie Dull (09/14/16)
Bonnie Dull, 95, of Le Mars died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Bonnie Ilene Marguerite Dull was born on Sept. 10, 1921 in Avalon, Missouri, the only child of Harry E. and Ann (Robertson) Burgard. The family moved to Le Mars when Bonnie was a young girl. ...
Delores Koehler (09/14/16)
Delores Koehler, 75, of Hartley, formerly of Hawarden, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at the Hartley Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Pastor Susan Juilfs of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home...
Richard Philips (09/14/16)
Richard Lee Philips, 89, of Akron, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Richard was born July 9, 1927 on the family farm in Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of William and Irene (Johnson) Philips. He was baptized at Adaville Evangelical United Brethren Church (United Methodist) where his numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins attended. He attended eight years of country school in Johnson Township and graduated from Akron High School in 1944...
Paul Kurth (09/14/16)
Paul Kurth, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, in Le Mars.
Paul Vincent Kurth was born on Aug. 26, 1928 in Mapleton, to LeRoy and Margaret (Mack) Kurth. He attended country school and St. Mary's in Mapleton until seventh grade when his family moved to Le Mars. He then attended and graduated in 1947 from St. Joseph's School in Le Mars...
Margaret Ernst (09/14/16)
Margaret Ernst, 100, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at her home in Kansas City, Missouri, surrounded by family and her beloved dog LuLu. Margaret was born May 20, 1916 in Oyens, to the late Martin and Cecelia Wanderscheid. She was the oldest of 11 children...
Bonnie Dull (09/13/16)
Bonnie Dull, 95, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. The Rev. Janis Christensen will officiate. Burial will follow at the Plymouth Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Le Mars. ...
Paul Kurth (09/13/16)
Paul Kurth, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m., Friday at All Saints Parish - St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. ...
Arlene Galles (09/12/16)
Arlene Ann (Konz) Galles, 92 of Remsen, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Arlene was born on April 26, 1924 at rural Alton, the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Mousel) Konz. She was born and raised on a farm near Alton and attended her first two years at a country school before attending St. Mary's Academy in Alton. She graduated from eighth grade in 1939...
Ruth Marie Trometer (09/09/16)
Ruth Marie Trometer, 66, of Charlestown, Massachusetts, and a Merrill native, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Ruth was born April 21, 1950 to Glenn and Mary (Vehe) Trometer of Merrill. She attended Merrill grammar school and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1968...


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