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Obituaries from September 2003

Donald F. Staab (09/26/03)
WELLINGTON, Nev. -- Donald F. Staab, 76, of Wellington, Nev., died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Life Care Center in Reno, Nev. Donald T. Staab was born April 14, 1927, at the Staab family farm near Remsen, the son of Louis P. Staab and Louise (Stoffel) Staab. He grew up in the Plymouth County area and attended Le Mars schools. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947, and was stationed in Germany...
Donald I. Finch Jr. (09/30/03)
HAWARDEN -- Donald I. FInch Jr., 47, formerly of Hawwarden, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at his home in Apache Junction, Ariz. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Merrilyn and Bernie Schiefen of Sun City, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald I. Finch Sr...
Charles A. Reinhold (09/30/03)
Charles A. Reinhold, 68, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. Charles A. Reinhold was born March 5, 1935, in Sioux City. He lived in Glenwood from 1943 to 1961. He had been a resident of Le Mars since 1975 and made his home at The Abbey of Le Mars...
Fred J. Lantz (09/30/03)
Fred J. Lantz, 85, of Hawarden, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at the Hawarden Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife, the former Carol McMillan. Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturdy at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.
William E. 'Bill' Harrington (09/29/03)
William E. "Bill" Harrington, 63, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2003, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Ronald L. Hinspeter (09/29/03)
MARCUS - Ronald L. Hinspeter, 77, of Marcus, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2003, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Ronald L. Hinspeter was born May 18, 1926, at Marcus, the son of Ed and Pearl (Schwartz) Hinspeter. He grew up in the Marcus area, and graduated from Marcus High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army between 1944 and 1946. He returned to the Marcus area where he farmed with his father...
Henrietta L. Kroll (09/29/03)
SIOUX CITY -- Henrietta L. (Hays) Kroll, 89, of Sioux City, and a Le Mars native, died suddenly Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Kroll. Services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Esther M. Phippen (09/26/03)
Esther M. Phippen, 95, of Kingsley, and formerly of Exira, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A visitation will begin at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present from 6:30-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Nancy A. Klunder (09/25/03)
ELK POINT, S.D. -- Nancy A. (Sullivan) Klunder, 58, of Elk Point, S.D., and a Westfield native, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, in Sioux city. Survivors include her husband, James Klunder. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Anderson-Siecke Funeral Chapel in Elk Point...
Gerald D. Jensen (09/25/03)
Gerald d. "Jerry" Jensen, 61, of Pierce, Neb., and formerly of Akron, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, in rural Pierce County, Neb. Survivors include his wife, the former Janis L. Merchen. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Pierce, Neb...
Vander Meer Bakery founder dies at 92 (09/25/03)
Peter Arie Vander Meer, Sr., 92, of Le Mars, died Wednesday Sept. 24, 2003, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Peter Arie Vander Meer was born July 14, 1911, in Hawarden, the son of Arie and Eva (Van Duyn) Vander Meer. He moved with his parents as a child and grew up in Rock Valley. On Aug. 1, 1934, Peter married Margaret Tuynman in Rock Valley. In 1934, he founded Vander Meer Bakery...
Rodney D. Gearke (09/24/03)
Rodney D. Gearke, 63, of rural Maurice, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at his residence following a five-month illness. Rodney D. Gearke was born May 26, 1940, at Le Mars, the son of Glen and Ruth Gearke. He graduated from Le Mars High School in 1958. Through the years, he had been employed at Pews and Grotewold Chevrolet in Le Mars, and IBP as well as farming, from which he retired...
Jerry Shriner (09/24/03)
HAWARDEN -- Jerry L. Shriner, 64, former Hawarden resident, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Hawarden.
Verina M. Beckmann (09/24/03)
Verina M. (Wiederholt) Beckmann, 85, of Remsen, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen following a lengthy illness. Survivors include her husband, Frank Beckmann. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen...
Vernon DeRaad (09/23/03)
Vernon DeRaad, 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Elmer J. Meske (09/23/03)
SIOUX CITY -- Elmer J. Meske, 81, of Sioux City, an an Akron native, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at a Sioux City nursing home. Survivors include his wife, the former Deloris Mae Crow. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City...
Jake Vande Brake (09/23/03)
SIOUX CENTER -- Jake Vande Brake, 88, of Sioux Center, died Monday morning, Sept. 22, 2003, at the Sioux Center Community Nursing Facility in Sioux Center. Jake H. Vande Brake was born June 16, 1915, in Sioux Center, the son of Henry and Rena (Mulder) Vande Brake. Due to his father's early passing, Jake spent his formative years with his uncle and aunt, Ernest and Maggie Mulder...
Frances J. Case (09/22/03)
Frances J. Case, 77, of Le Mars, and formerly of Sioux City, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Survivors include her husband, Walter of Le Mars. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today (Monday), at the Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel in Sioux City...
Margaret Harry (09/22/03)
Margaret (Blomberg) Harry, 77, of Hawarden, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Harry. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Hawarden.
Mary Zukowski (09/19/03)
SIOUX CITY -- Mary Zukowski, 87, of Sioux City, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at her daughter's residence following a brief illness. Mary Zukowski was born Oct. 18, 1915, in Sioux City, the daughter of Anthony and Julia (Zielenkiewicz) Dabrowski. She attended St. Francis Grade School and graduated from East High School in 1933. She graduated from the National Business Training College in Sioux City in 1935...
Robert L. Ping (09/18/03)
IRETON -- Robert L. Ping, 78, of Ireton, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Beulah Wills. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Ireton.
Mark F. Eilers (09/18/03)
HAWARDEN -- Mark F. Eilers, 53, of Hawarden, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2003, at his home. Survivors include his wife, the former Marsha Rowland. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.
Allan E. Hansen (09/17/03)
Allan E. Hansen, 89, of Orange City and formerly of Remsen, went to meet his Lord on Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital, Orange City. Allan E. Hansen was born June 2, 1914, at his parents home near Remsen, the son of August and Lucy (Schumacher) Hansen. ...
Jeanette Harpenau (09/11/03)
Jeanette (Poeckes) Harpenau died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, in her home in Le Mars.
Clara Brzuchalski (09/10/03)
Clara Brzuchalski, 90, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Clara Brzuchalski was born Sept. 8, 1913, in Le Mars, the daughter of Carl and Ida (Hansen) Sanow. She was raised and educated in the Le Mars area. Clara was involved in the restaurant business in Le Mars for much of her life. ...
Brian D. Rolling (09/09/03)
Brian D. Rolling, 40, of Lodge Grass, Mont., and formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at the Flat Iron Unit of the Sunlight Basin Ranch near Lodge Grass.
Florence E. Schwarz (09/10/03)
GRANVILLE -- Florence E. (Burlage) Schwarz, 83, of Osage, and formerly of Granville, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Schwarz. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Osage...
Wayne L. Miller (09/09/03)
HAWARDEN -- Wayne Lester Miller, 53, of Hawarden, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden.
Colleen E. Steele (09/09/03)
Colleen Emma (Cuthrell) Steele, 73, of Humble, Texas, and formerly of Kingsley, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland "R.C." Steele.
Dorothy Bunjes (09/09/03)
Dorothy M. Bunjes, 79, of Le Mars, a Plymouth County native and lifelong resident, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 7, 2003, at her home in Le Mars.
Laverne W. 'Slim' Eilers (09/09/03)
SIOUX CITY -- Laverne W. "Slim" Eilers, 76, of Sioux City, and a Craig native, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 4, 2003, due to a heart attack. Survivors include his wife, the former Elva Lowther. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tueday at Morningside Assembly of God Church in Sioux City...
Norman W. 'Norm' Jans (09/09/03)
JEFFERSON, S.D. -- NOrman W. "Norm" Jans, 46, of Jefferson, S.D., died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, the former Danette A. (Monahan) Bottger. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Diane Bollmeyer...
Gene Loutsch (09/09/03)
Gene Loutsch, 84, of Remsen, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Gene Loutsch was born April 30, 1919, at rural Remsen, the son of Dominic and Catherine (Niehus) Loutsch. Gene was raised in the Remsen area and received his education in both the rural school system and St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. He was then a farm laborer in the Remsen area...
James A. Pehler (09/09/03)
LAKE HAVASU, Ariz. -- James A. Pehler, 85, of Lake Havasu, Ariz., died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, in Carson, Colo. Burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.
Brian D. Rolling (09/09/03)
Brian D. Rolling, 40, of rural Lodge Grass, Mont., and a former Le Mars area resident, died unexpectedly at Sunlight Basin Ranch in Montana. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Norma S. Kayser (09/04/03)
Norma S. Kayser, 71, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a brief illness.
Ethel M. Martin (09/04/03)
Ethel H. Martin, 86, of Simi Valley, Calif., formerly of the Merrill area, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2003, at the Simi Valley Hospital.
Emmett W. Henry (09/03/03)
Emmett W. Henry, 79, of Kingsley, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2003, at his residence following an extended illness with cancer. Survivors include his wife, the former Marlene (Yates) Hagan. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stefanie Kuhasewski. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist church in Kingsley...
Paul G. Nitzschke (09/04/03)
Paul G. Nitzschke, 64, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Paul Gary Nitzschke was born March 28, 1939, at Remsen, the son of Paul and Vira Nitzschke. He attended Remsen-Union High School and moved to Le Mars...
Kenneth L. Sutton (09/04/03)
Kenneth L. Sutton, 67, of Le Mars, died Wednesday Sept. 3, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. Kenneth Leonard Sutton was born April 18, 1936, in Le Mars, the son of Joe and Celeste (Thiesen) Sutton. He was raised in Le Mars and attended St. Joseph's Elementary School and Gehlen Catholic High School...
Jeff M. Baldwin (09/02/03)
Jeff M. Baldwin, 44, of Merrill, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, from injuries sustained in an auto accident in rural Plymouth County. Jeffrey Martin Baldwin was born June 9, 1959, in Akron, the son of Ardeth and Geraldine (Yoerger) Baldwin. He grew up in Le Mars and attended Le Mars Community High School...
Armand Brown (09/02/03)
Armand Wenzel Brown, 87, of Akron, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at the Akron City Convalescent Care Center. Survivors include his wife, the former Virginia Smith. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron.
Benjamin N. Brown (09/02/03)
HAWARDEN -- Benjaman Norcross "Nore" Brown, 91, of Hawarden, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at Morningside Manor in Alcester, S.D. Survivors include his wife, the former Betty Vande Stowe. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Hawarden...
Merlin W. Peters (09/02/03)
Merlin W. Peters, 76, of Hinton, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 10;30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton.
Marlo C. Waterbury (09/02/03)
McCOOK LAKE, S.D. -- Marlo Clayton Waterbury, 79, of McCook Lake, S.D., died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 29, 2003. Survivors include his wife, the former Jean I. Anderson. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron...