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Obituaries from August 2003

Emma B. Nielsen (08/29/03)
AKRON -- Emma B. Nielsen, 89, of Akron died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services were at 10:30 this morning, Friday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron.
William Hebeler (08/28/03)
LE MARS--William Hebeler, 57, died Aug. 26, 2003, at Aurora, Colo. William Gary Hebeler was born March 30, 1946, in Akron, the son of Raymond and Helen (Rollins) Hebeler. He married Barb Muth Sept. 2, 1972, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. He farmed in the Akron area and was employed by Load King in Elk Point, So. Dak. He was later employed by Mid American Energy in Cherokee and Le Mars as a meter man for 16 years. In his free time he loved cars...
Irene M. Brunken (08/28/03)
Irene M. Brunken, 82, of Le Mars died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Irene Martha Heien was born Oct. 8, 1920, on the family farm in Preston Township to Otto and Louise (Baack) Heien. Irene was baptized Nov. 7, 1920, and confirmed March 25, 1934, at St. John Lutheran Church, Craig...
Jerry Konz (08/26/03)
LE MARS-- Jerry Konz, 57, of Le Mars died Monday Aug. 25, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars after he was stricken with an apparent heart attack at work. Jerome Vernon Konz was born Dec. 7, 1945, on the family farm near Remsen, the son of Peter and Callista (Schiltz) Konz. ...
Marvin B. Marienau (08/26/03)
LE MARS --Marvin B. Marienau, 79, of Le Mars died Saturday, August 23, 2003, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Marvin B. Marienau was born October 4, 1923, in Brunsville to Ben and Ida (Berg) Marienau. He attended country school in Plymouth and Sioux Counties. He married Elverna Swisher Jan. 14, 1943, at Dakota City, Neb...
Leslie Murphy (08/26/03)
LE MARS -- Leslie J. Murphy, 85, of Le Mars, formerly of Luverne, Minn., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2003, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Leslie J. Murphy was born on March 25, 1918, at Sheldon to Dan and Ella (Wilson) Murphy. He attended country school near Matlock and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1938...
Roy J. Lyman (08/25/03)
Le MARS -- Roy J. Lyman, 78, of Le Mars died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at his residence. Roy Jay Lyman was born Aug. 20, 1925, at Mason City to Roy D. and Martha (Jackson) Lyman. Roy was united in marriage to Donna Woodyard on Sept. 6, 1968, at Mason City. He worked for the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad in Mason City for several years until moving to Le Mars in 1977. In Le Mars, Roy worked for Plymouth Life until his retirement on May 31, 1990...
Marlin G. Wenzel (08/25/03)
KINGSLEY -- Marlin G. Wenzel, 73, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003 at his residence after an extended illness. Marlin Gale Wenzel was born Jan. 17, 1930, in rural Kingsley, the son of Ray and Vada (Miller) Wenzel. He was reared in the Kingsley area...
Irene M. Brunken (08/25/03)
LE MARS -- Irene M. Brunken, 82, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2
Viola 'Vicki' Christensen (08/25/03)
GRANVILLE --Viola "Vicki" Christensen, 82, of Granville died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City after a sudden illness. Vicki Christensen was born April 17, 1921, at Struble, the daughter of William and Olivia (Kaiser) Baack...
Tyler S. Eddy (08/25/03)
HINTON -- Tyler S. Eddy, 18, Hinton, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2003, in Sioux City. Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Timothy Hogan officiating.
Marvin B. Marienau (08/25/03)
LE MARS -- Marvin B. Marienau, 79, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Merrill, with the Rev. Dr. Klaus Raab officiating.
Glenn W. Rohlfsen (08/21/03)
CLEGHORN -- Glenn W. Rohlfsen, 86, of Cleghorn, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Glenn William Rohlfsen was born Dec. 29, 1916, in Baker Township, O'Brien County, the son of William and Wilhemina (Steinberg) Rohlfsen. ...
Martha J. Kamradt (08/20/03)
MADELIA, Minn. -- Martha J. Kamradt, age 85, of St. Peter, Minn., and formerly of Madelia, Minn., and Merrill, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003 at St. Peter Community Health Care Center. Martha was born Feb. 12, 1918, in Merrill, the daughter of Herman C. and Gesina (vonHagel) Kamradt. She was a self-employed cleaning specialist...
Morgan Schuver (08/20/03)
GRANVILLE -- Morgan Lynn Schuver, 8 1/2, of Granville, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at her home near Granville. Morgan Lynn Schuver was born Nov. 28, 1994, at Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of Tony and Lori (Olson) Schuver. Morgan was born a twin in Sioux Falls, S.D., and lived with her family on a farm near Granville. She attended AEA-4 preschool and MOC-Floyd Valley School and would have been a second grader this fall...
Rod Music (08/19/03)
Rod Music, 50, of Brunsville, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Vermillion, S.D.
Robert C. Kuehn (08/19/03)
SIOUX CITY -- Robert C. "Bob" Kuehn, 67, of Sioux City, and a Plymouth County native, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, the former Carol A. Barker. There will be no services.
Carola Baker (08/18/03)
Carola Baker, 76, of Le Mars died Saturday, Aug.16, 2003, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, after a courageous struggle with cancer. Carola Theresa Adam was born Jan. 29, 1927, to Karl and Theresia (Ostermann) Adam in Waging am See, Bavaria, Germany. ...
Jeroma 'Jeri" M. Wernli - Donald E. Wernli (08/19/03)
SALEM, Ore. -- Jeroma (Jeri) M. Wernli, 87, of Salem, Ore., died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Newberg Hospital in Salem. Donald E. Wernli, 86, of Salem, Ore., died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Newberg Care Center in Salem. Don Wernli was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Le Mars, the son of Otto and Dora (Hahn) Wernli. He graduated from Le Mars High School in 1933...
Florence Madsen (08/18/03)
Florence Madsen, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars following a several months' illness. The former Florence Virginia Ruden was born March 10, 1937 at Oyens, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Goetzinger) Ruden. ...
Geraldine 'Gerri' Pridie (08/18/03)
Geraldine Cecelia "Gerri" (Carraher) Pridie, 95, of Hinton, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at a Sioux City nursing home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Pridie. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale, rural Merrill...
Charlotte F. Tilton (08/18/03)
CHEROKEE -- Charlotte F. Tilton, 81, of Cherokee, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at the Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee following a brief illness. She was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Blue Island, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Sophia (Lange) Stange. ...
Lamar S. Jones (08/15/03)
SPIRIT LAKE -- Lamar S. Jones, 81, of Spirit Lake, and a Hinton native, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness with cancer. Survivors include his wife, Ruth. Memorial services will be at 4 pm. Sunday at Good News Community Church in Okoboji...
Florence Madsen (08/15/03)
Florence Madsen, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Funeral services wil be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Monday at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a parish rosary at 2 p.m., a rosary at 7 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home...
Mark R. Masuen (08/15/03)
Mark R. Masuen, 53, of Le Mars died Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at his residence in Le Mars after a courageous fight with cancer. Mark Raymond Masuen was born Jan. 24, 1950, in Le Mars, the son of Richard N. and Celesta M. (Shearon) Masuen. Mark attended Gehlen Catholic School, graduating in 1968. ...
Marie E. Harry (08/15/03)
HAWARDEN -- Marie E. (Armstrong) Harry, 74, of Hawarden, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at Hillcrest Health Care Cente rin Hawarden following many years of deadling with multiple sclerosis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack L. Harry. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden...
Thomas Wiener (08/15/03)
Thomas Wiener, 53, of Humboldt, and a former Hinton area resident, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at the hospital in Humboldt. Survivors include his wife, the former Doris Herman. Funeral servifces were Thursday at All Savior's Lutheran Church in Humboldt...
Ruth K. Henery (08/14/03)
ALTON -- Ruth K. "Kate" (Bell) Henery, 55, of Alton, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2003, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha following a lengthy illness. Survivors include her husband, Rodney Alan "Rod" Henery. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Alton Presbyterian Church...
Mark R. Masuen (08/14/03)
Mark R. Masuen, 53, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2003, at his residence in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Donald F. Brown (08/13/03)
Donald F. Brown, 78, of Merrill, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2003, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. Donald Fay Brown was born May 17, 1925, in Le Mars, the son of Nelson and Esther (Philips) Brown. Donald grew up on the family farm west of Merrill, in Johnson Township. He graduated from Liberty Consolidated High School.
Dr. Leonard A. Brooks (08/12/03)
Dr. Leonard A. Brooks, 82, of Brunsville, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003, at Sioux City.
Donald Brown (08/11/03)
Donald Brown of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Aug. 11, 2003, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Keith Davis (08/11/03)
Keith Davis, 88, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Georgia M. Reynolds. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Moville Evangelical Church in Moville.
Vincent H. Ronsiek (08/11/03)
HAWARDEN -- Vincent H. Ronsiek, 48, of Hawarden, died Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at his home near Hawarden. Survivors include his wife, the former Lisa Daale. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawarden Christian Reformed Church.
Gerald 'Jerry' Harms (08/08/03)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Gerald "Jerry" Harms, 68, Austin, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, in Austin of cancer. Gerald John Harms was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Brunsville, the son of John and Minnie (Dirks) Harms. He lived his early years in Brunsville, moving later to Le Mars and Akron after the death of his father in 1935...
Agnes Jorgensen (08/06/03)
Agnes Jorgensen, 85, of Le Mars and formerly of La Vernia, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Harriet Tucker (08/06/03)
Harriet Stoddard Moore Tucker, 82, of Alamogordo, N.M., and formerly of Akron, died Sunday, Aug. 2, 2003, in Alamogordo. Survivors include her husband, Robert Tucker. Memorial services will be in Alamogordo.
Agnes Jorgensen (08/05/03)
Agnes Jorgensen, 85, of Le Mars, and formerly of Scottsdale, Texas, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Survivors include her brother, Ervin Lassen of Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars...
Dale Luze (08/05/03)
Dale Luze, 65, of rural Merrill, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., following a brief illness. Dale Henry Luze was born July 19, 1938, on a farm near White, S.D., the son of Frank and Minnie (Rost) Luze. He graduated from White High School in 1956. Dale enlisted in the United States Army on Aug. 21, 1956. He attained the rank of E-5 prior to his honorable discharge on May 21, 1959. He returned to White to farm with his father...
Lula O. Smith (08/05/03)
HAWARDEN -- Lula O. (Nelson) Smith, 103, of Hawarden, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. Smith. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Hawarden...
Gerald Dean Frerichs (08/04/03)
Gerald Dean Frerichs, 61, of Akron, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at his residence.
Evelyn M. Hansen (08/04/03)
Evelyn M. Hansen, 91, of Remsen, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003. at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Evelyn M. Hansen was born April 7, 1912, at rural Remsen, the daughter of John and Sophie (Scherner) Moritz. Evelyn was raised and educated in the Remsen area. ...
Dale Luze (08/04/03)
Dale Luze, 65, of Merrill, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Gilbert W. Wakeman (08/04/03)
Gilbert W. Wakeman, 95, of Akron, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at the Hawarden Hospital in Hawarden. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen Hansen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist church in Akron...
Marjorie A. Roder (08/04/03)
Marjorie Ann Roder, 67, of Remsen, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen after a two-year battle with cancer. Marjorie Ann Roder was born May 4, 1936, at Hospers, the daugher of Michael and Florence (Penning) Block. ...
Doris Rakness (08/01/03)
Doris Rakness, 58, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at The Abbey of Le Mars following a lengthy illness. Doris Rakness was born Sept. 17, 1944, at Janesville, Wis. She moved to Le Mars in the late 1980s from Fairmont, Minn., where she worked in a local nursing home. In Le Mars, Doris worked at Alco Department Store and Hy-Vee Grocery Store. She had been with the housekeeping staff at The Abbey of Le Mars since 1990...