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Jack L. Renken (07/29/14)
Jack L. Renken, 73, of Plover, Wis., died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home, surrounded by his family and under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice. Jack had a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Jack was born June 18, 1941 in Lincoln, Neb., the son of Fred and Tena (Johnson) Renken. ...
Maxene Wessels (07/29/14)
Maxene Wessels, 88, of Le Mars, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Elizabeth 'Betty' Hesse (07/28/14)
Elizabeth "Betty" Hesse, 84, of Sergeant Bluff, formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the Embassy Health Care Community in Sergeant Bluff. Elizabeth Ann Braun was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Sioux City, to Clarence and Myrtle (Schindel) Braun. Betty grew up in the Le Mars area where she was active in 4-H...
Darrel 'Squeak' Berkenpas (07/25/14)
Darrel "Squeak" Berkenpas, 83, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at his home. Darrel Edward Berkenpas was born July 11, 1931, in Le Mars. He attended country school near Seney. As a young man he drove a truck for Maurice Harms. Darrel served his country during the Korean War in the United States Army from May 1953 until his honorable discharge in May 1955. After basic training he was stationed in Korea for the duration of his enlistment...
Darrell Berkenpas (07/24/14)
Darrell Berkenpas, 83, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Eisele officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 3 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home with a 4 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary followed by a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service...
Barry Knapp (07/24/14)
Barry Knapp, 76, of Westfield, died Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home near Westfield. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Westfield Congregational Church in Westfield. Visitation with the family present will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday and following the service, all at the church...
John J. Clarey (07/23/14)
John J. Clarey, 64, of Murchison, Texas, formerly of Akron, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his home following a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. John was born June 25, 1950, in Sioux City, the son of John "Jack" Clarey and Mary (Cote) Clarey. He grew up in rural Merrill and attended Hinton Community School...
Jeanette Krohn (07/21/14)
Jeanette Krohn, 71, of Elkhart, died peacefully at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, on Monday, July 14, 2014. Born Oct. 27, 1942, in Cherokee, Jeanette was the daughter of George and Violet (Struve) Krohn. She grew up and received her education in Sioux Rapids, graduating in the class of 1960. ...
John J. Clarey (07/21/14)
John J. Clarey, 64, of Murchison, Texas, and formerly of Akron, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at his home following a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, July 25, from 5-7 p.m. at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Donald and Esther Neunaber (07/18/14)
Donald Neunaber, 83, and Esther Neunaber, 80, of Akron, died at their home near Akron. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. The Rev. Dave Christenson will officiate. Military honors for Don will be conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. ...
Lawrence L. Kurth (07/18/14)
Lawrence L. Kurth, 90, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Monday, July 14, 2014. Lawrence was born in Mapleton to LeRoy and Margaret Kurth. He was a retired electrician, having worked for Allied Signal. He was an honorary life member of The Knights of Columbus, serving for 72 years, and a member of the American Legion, having served in the Army...
Janiece Waterman (07/16/14)
Janiece (Waterbury) Waterman, 77, of Le Mars, formerly of Akron, died Monday, July 14, 2014, in Le Mars. Janiece Laree Waterbury was born on Aug, 31, 1936, in Akron, the daughter of the late Fay and Luceen (Steinhart) Waterbury. She graduated from Akron High School in 1954...
John M. Schnepf (07/15/14)
John M. Schnepf, 92, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha. John M. Schnepf was born Dec. 19, 1921, on a farm near Oyens, to George and Elvira (Alesch) Schnepf. At the age of 1 the family moved to a farm south of Le Mars...
Janiece Waterman (07/15/14)
Janiece Waterman, 77, of Le Mars, formerly of Akron, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Prime Assisted Living in Le Mars. 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...
Donald and Esther Neunaber (07/14/14)
Donald Neunaber, 83, and Esther Neunaber, 80, of Akron, died at their home near Akron. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron.
Rena M. Lyons (07/14/14)
Rena M. Lyons, 75, of Le Mars, died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Rena Mae DeJong was born May 10, 1939, in Orange City, the daughter of Sam and Etta (DeJager) DeJong. She grew up in Orange City and attended the Christian School in Orange City and later graduated from Western Christian High School in Hull...
Harold 'Harry' Hagert (07/14/14)
Harold "Harry" Hagert, 82, of Remsen, died peacefully after a brief illness Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Harry was born April 16, 1932, at Wabasso, Minn., the son of Joseph and Anna (Gossling) Hagert. At the age of 4 after the death of his mother he entered St. Anthony's Orphanage in Sioux City and then at the age of 12 came to Remsen to live with his grandpa and his aunt Clara Gossling...
John Schnepf (07/14/14)
John Schnepf, 92, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha. 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...
Donna J. Smith (07/14/14)
Donna J. Smith, 83, of Marcus, died peacefully Friday, July 11, 2014, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus surrounded by her family. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. Kevin Roop officiated. Burial was at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation began at 9:30 a.m. today at Peace Lutheran Church...
William 'Bill' McNicholl (07/14/14)
William "Bill" McNicholl, 81, of Le Mars, died July 9, 2014, at his home in Le Mars. There will be no services. The body has been cremated. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Dan Blake (07/11/14)
Dan Blake, 87, of Akron, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Inurnment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron with military rites conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186, of Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 2 p.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home...
Dan Blake (07/09/14)
Dan Blake, 87, of Akron, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. 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...
Halcyon Botkin (07/08/14)
Halcyon Botkin, 94, of Marcus, died Sunday, July 6, 2014, under hospice care at her daughter's home in Tulsa, Okla. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting Halcyon's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Erlyn Baack (07/08/14)
Erlyn Gene Baack, 68, originally from Merrill, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Queretaro, Mexico, following a brief illness. Erlyn was born in Le Mars on April 8, 1945, to Earl H. and Margaret E. (Burkhalter) Baack. At age 15, the family moved to Sioux City where he graduated from East High School. He attended Augustana College and later graduated from the University of Colorado with a master's degree in English...
Marjorie Pelley (07/07/14)
Marjorie Ann (née Porter) Pelley, 82, (widow of Bill Pelley, formerly with Harkers', in Le Mars) passed away quietly at Hiawatha Care Center, in Hiawatha, after an extended illness on Friday, July 4, 2014. Marjorie was born in Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1950...