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Obituaries from December 2003

Vera M. Roberson (12/29/03)
Vera M. Roberson, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at The Abbey of Le Mars.
Genevieve Kolker (12/29/03)
Genevieve Kolker, 87 of Groton, S.D., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare in Groton.
Fred Riter (12/31/03)
Fred Riter, 94, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Fred Riter, a lifelong Plymouth County resident, was born June 8, 1909, on a farm near Seney, the son of Edwin Henry and Dorthea (Detloff) Riter. He was raised and educated in the Seney area. Fred continued his education at Western Union (Westmar) College in Le Mars. Following his education he assisted his father with farming. Fred and Marjorie Eder were united in marriage on May 30, 1935...
Inez E. Myers (12/30/03)
SIOUX CITY -- Inez E. (Sheehan) Myers, 86, of Sioux City, and an Oyens native and retired teacher, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elvin J. Myers. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City...
Fred Riter (12/29/03)
Fred Riter, 94, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Robert G. Badgerow (12/30/03)
Robert G. Badgerow, 79, of Harrison, Ark., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison. Robert G. Badgerow was born June 4, 1924, in Moville, the son of Bert and Lillian Badgerow. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1945 to 1946, and then married his wife, Carol Higginbotham, on May 9, 1946...
Leo B. Kraus (12/29/03)
Leo B. Kraus, 84, of Granville, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Oak Park Care Center in Sheldon He was preceded in death by his parents, John P. and Elizabeth (Hentges) Kraus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville...
Neal B. Gordon (12/29/03)
Neal Briggs Gordon, 39, died at his home in the Philadelphia, Pa., area Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, following a two-year battle with cancer. Neal was a 1982 graduate of Le Mars Community High School and a graduate the University of Iowa. He earned a master's degree from Temple University. He was a teacher at Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia...
James D. 'Jim' Young (12/29/03)
James D. "Jim" Young, 74, of Hinton, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness. Survivors include his wife, the former Donna K. Hodgins. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Larkin Northside Funeral Home in Sioux City...
John A. Crosby (12/26/03)
HAMPTON -- John A. Crosby, 54, of Hampton, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at the Hampton Health Care Center in Hampton. John Alan Crosby was born Sept. 17, 1949, the son of Ralph H. and Lucille H. (Olson) Crosby. In 1959, he became a resident of Woodward State Hospital and School in Woodward. In 1971, he became a resident of Webster County Care Facility. He then moved to Northwoods Living in Fort Dodge in December 1990. In January of 2002, he became a resident of the Hampton Health Care Center...
Alvin F. Harms (12/26/03)
Alvin F. Harms, 65, of Ireton, died suddenly on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at his residence in Ireton. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig with the Rev. A. Pete Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Ireton. Visitation will begin at noon today (Friday), with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Luella Mouser (12/26/03)
Mrs. Harold (Luella) Mouser, 78, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Luella Mouser was born Sept. 28, 1925, at Remsen, the daughter of August and Emma (Koerner) Sanow. Luella was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at the Remsen School. ...
Irene M. Hermann (12/24/03)
SEATTLE, Wash. -- Irene M. Hermann, 87, of Seattle, Wash., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at the assisted living home where she had been residing the last several months. Irene was born Aug. 14, 1916, near Merrill, the daughter of Herbert E. and Nellie (Donlin) Kehrberg. ...
Alvin F. Harms (12/24/03)
Alvin F. Harms, 65, of Ireton, died suddenly on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at his residence in Ireton. Alvin F. Harms was born June 18, 1938, west of Le Mars, the son of Jurgen and Katherine (Beitelspacher) Harms. He attended rural school and since the age of 9 had used a wheelchair. Alvin was employed as a jeweler at Jerry's Jewelry in Hawarden and later for Dick Van Gelder in Orange City. He later built Harms Rec. in Ireton...
Robert W. Petersen (12/23/03)
Robert W. Petersen, 77, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Alice Roepke (12/23/03)
Alice Roepke, 92, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley. Alice was born Sept. 6, 1911, on a farm in Union Township, rural Kingsley, the daughter of William and Louise (Johnson) Bainbridge. She was the youngest child in her family and had one sister, Opal, and three brothers, Dewey, Carl and Lloyd. ...
Evelyn Klemme Gronemeyer (12/22/03)
HAWARDEN -- Evelyn (Marienau) Klemme Gronemeyer, 72, of Hawarden, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Akron City Convalescent Care Center in Akron. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Norman Klemme and Glenn Gronemeyer. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden...
Mary Kass (12/22/03)
SIBLEY -- Mary Kass, 86, of Sibley, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley. Survivors include four daughters, Carol and her husband, Doug Mauch of Sibley, Claudia and her husband, Edward Agnes of Crystal Lake, Ill., Lynn and her husband, Mark Nicolai of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Kim and her husband, Steve Wick, of Le Mars; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Steve Ellerbroek; and one sister, Leona "Boots" Wicklow of New York, N.Y...
Vernon Sayles (12/22/03)
HAWARDEN -- Vernon Sayles, 89, of Hawarden, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Hawarden Community Hospital in Hawarden. Survivors include his wife, the former Daisy Bennett. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. today (Monday) at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
LaVonne E. Sanow (12/22/03)
McPHERSON, Kan. -- Lavonne E. "Vonnie" Sanow, 73, of McPherson, Kan., and formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Infina of McPherson. LaVonne E. Sanow was born Jan. 24, 1930, at Remsen, the daughter of Otto Carl and Olive Anna (Peters) Sanow. She grduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1948. She married Frank Keith Dunn on May 1, 1949, at Sioux City. He died June 1, 1997...
Robert W. Petersen (12/22/03)
Robert W. Petersen, 77, of Le Mars, died today (Monday) Dec. 22, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Survivors include his wife, Virginia. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Mary Ann "Penny" Andriesen (12/22/03)
HAWARDEN -- Mary Ann "Penny" (Gaul) Andriesen, 80, of Hawarden, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Hawarden Community Hospital. She was preceded in derath by her husband, Frank Andriesen. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Hawarden...
Darlene H. Lucken (12/19/03)
Darlene Helen (Robertson) Lucken, 81m of Akron, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at the Akron City Convalescent Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald "Bud" Lucken. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Plymouth Presbyterian Church, rural Le Mars...
Robert O. Keffeler (12/19/03)
Robert O. Keffeler, 68, of Le Mars and formerly of Remsen, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars of complications from pneumonia. Robert O. Keffeler was born April 4, 1935, at rural Remsen, the son of Clarence and Rose Marie (Schmitz) Keffeler. He was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School from which he graduated in 1953. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Denver, Colo., Madison, Wis., and Newfoundland...
Arthur W. Utesch (12/18/03)
WYNOT, Neb. -- Arthur William Utesch, 82, of Wynot, Neb., and a Le Mars native, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Beverly Healthcare Nursing Home in Hartington, Neb. Survivors include his wife, the former Elaine I. Hammatt. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington...
Darlene H. Lucken (12/18/03)
Darlene H. Lucken, 81, of Akron, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at the Akron Convalescent Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Plymouth Presbyterian Church, rural Le Mars.
Lauren Herbold (12/16/03)
PIERSON -- Lauren Ann Herbold, 11, of Pierson, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, as a result of a snowmobile accident. Lauren was born July 21, 1992 in Sioux City, the daughter of Bud and Patty (Spooner) Herbold. Lauren was very active in school activities where she played drums in band. She loved singing and hugging and also was very active in Catechism. She was very positive about life...
Kylie Koch (12/16/03)
PIERSON -- Kylie Koch, 10, of Pierson, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, unexpectedly from a snowmobile accident that also claimed the lives of her three friends near Pierson. Kylie was born on July 27, 1993, in Sioux City, the daughter of Doug and Denise (O'Hara) Koch. She was presently an "A" student in fifth grade at the Kingsley-Pierson Middle School in Pierson. She was full of life and love and passed that energy and love on to everyone she met...
Andrea 'Andie' Phillips (12/16/03)
PIERSON -- Andrea Jean "Andie" Phillips, 13, of Pierson, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, as a result of a snowmobile accident. She was born Aug. 8, 1990, in Sioux City, the daughter of Darwin and Jackie (Kovarna) Phillips. Andie was a straight "A" student. ...
Kallie Phillips (12/16/03)
PIERSON -- Kallie Jane Phillips, 10, died, Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, as a result of a snowmobile accident. Kallie was born March 9, 1993 in Sioux City, the daughter of Darwin and Jackie (Kovarna) Phillips. Kallie was a social butterfly; she loved getting together with her friends and talking on the telephone. ...
Ambrose H. 'Big John' Krogman (12/16/03)
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- Ambrose H. "Big John" Krogman, 77, of Muscatine, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Riverbend Nursing Center, Muscatine. Mr. Krogman was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Granville, the son of John and Mary Krogman. He married Nola Bailey on May 9, 1964, in Muscatine...
Victor J. Langel (12/12/03)
Victor J. "Vic" Langel, 79, of rural Le Mars, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003.
Marvin L. Vanderham (12/12/03)
Marvin L. Vanderham, 80, of Merrill, died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars
Cloyd J. Zeig (12/15/03)
Cloyd J. Zeig, 84, of Remsen, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Cloyd J. Zeig was born Dec. 2,1919, at Le Mars, the son of Dennis and Jessie (Becker) Zeig. Cloyd was raised in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School. ...
Edith Thomas (12/11/03)
CHEROKEE -- Edith (Van Marel) Doornink Thomas, 94, of Cherokee, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital in Cherokee. The former Edith Van Marel was born April 17, 1909, in Sioux County, the daughter of Gerrit and Ida (Versteeg) Van Marel. She attended rural schools in Sioux County. On July 4, 1938, she married Joe Doornink. He preceded her in death. On Dec. 7, 1974, she married Frank Thomas...
Sharon Dorhout (12/10/03)
Sharon Kaye Dorhout, 51, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec, 9, 2003, in Le Mars, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Roman Hazel (12/10/03)
Roman Hazel, 84, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Sioux Rapids Care Center in Sioux Rapids.
Dora Wensel (12/09/03)
Dora Wensel, 85, of Le Mars, died Sunday morning, Dece. 7, 2003, at her home.
Wilma J. Lehnhoff (12/09/03)
MILFORD -- Wilma J. (Harms) Lehnhoff, 80, of Milford, a Brunsville native and former Le Mars area resident, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital. She was preeded in death by her husband, Wilmer L. Lehnhoff. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church at Cherokee...
Gladys M. Collins (12/08/03)
MARCUS -- Gladys M. Collins, 75, of Le Mars, and formerly of Marcus, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Gladys was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Moville, the daughter of Dominic and Martha (Byers) Kisting. She graduated from Moville High School in 1956. She married Don Collins on Oct. 28, 1949. After their marriage, the couple lived on a farm in the Grand Meadow area east of Kingsley. They lived on the farm until 2000 at which time they moved to Le Mars...
Lenice A. Reilly (12/08/03)
SIOUX CITY -- Lenice A. (Sheehan) Reilly, of Sioux City, and an Oyens native, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Westwood Nursing Home in Sioux City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard J. Reilly. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sioux City...
Helen C. Shuck (12/08/03)
Helen C. (Krieger) Shuck, 70, of Sioux City, and a former Ireton resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at a Sioux City hosital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at Concordia Lutheran Church in Sioux City.
Jayna L. Trotzig (12/08/03)
SIOUX CITY -- Jayna Lynn Trotzig, 18, of Sioux City, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Survivors include her parents, Joe Lovrien and Coyla Jean (Klemme) Trotizg. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City...
Ray Weinheimer (12/03/03)
Ray Weinheimer, 95, of Merrill died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Phoenix, Ariz., following a brief illness.
Kenneth H. Hultquist (12/04/03)
HAWARDEN -- Kenneth H. Hultquist, 81, of Hawarden, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at the Hawarden Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife, the former Betty Haberman. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Associated Church in Hawarden...
Lula Schultz (12/03/03)
Lula Schultz, 90, formerly of rural Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Boise, Idaho.
Theresa Grosenheider (12/02/03)
Theresa "Terry" A. Grosenheider, 55, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Ruben Topete (12/02/03)
HAWARDEN -- Ruben Topete, 10, of Hawarden, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. Survivors include his parents, Leoncio and Elena Topete of Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Lula Schultz (12/02/03)
Lula Schultz, 90, formerly of rural Merrill, died today (Tuesday) Dec. 2, 2003, at Boise, Idaho. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Dawn Moreno (12/02/03)
Dawn (Anderson) Moreno, 37, formerly of Kingsley, died unexpectedly Saturday, nov. 22, 2003, at her home in Peoria, Ariz. Survivors include her husband, Robert Moreno. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 at Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Ariz...
Floyd E. Huls (12/01/03)
Floyd E. Huls, 77, of Le Mars died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Floyd Elmer Huls was born April 1, 1926, at Spink, S.D., the son of Ed and Reka (Hemmerick) Huls. He attended grade school at Spink and later at Westfield after the family moved to Akron. ...
Josephine M. Muth (12/01/03)
HAWARDEN -- Josephine M. (Schiefen) Muth, 87, of Hawarden, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Muth. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden...
Alvina M. Nannen (12/01/03)
Alvina M. Nannen, 91, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Alvina M. Nannen was born Feb. 17, 1912, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Klemme) Jurgensen. Alvina was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. She attended country school in the Akron area...
Kyler J. Fjeldheim (12/01/03)
Kyler James Fjeldheim, two-week-old infant son of Lance and Geralynn Fjeldheim of Sioux City, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at a Sioux City hospital. Kyler James was born Thursday, Nov. 11, 2003, in Sioux City, the son of Lance E. and Geralynn S. (Puterbaugh) Fjeldheim...
Wesley P. Clausen (12/01/03)
COUNCIL BLUFFS -- Wesley P. Clausen, 87, of Council Bluffs, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. Survivors include his wife, Rose; one son, Greg and his wife, Arlo, of Underwood; two daughters, Rose Elaine Wilson and her husband, Steve, of Seattle, Wash., and Carolyn Wilkens and her husband, Marvin, of Douglas View, Ga.; one brother, Dale Clausen of Council Bluffs; one sister-in-law, Mona Knowlton of Le Mars; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.. ...