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Obituaries from February 2004

Helen J. Vondrak (02/27/04)
Helen J. (Tucker) Vondrak, 67, of rural Hinton, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey Tucker and Olga (Cones) Tucker Allard, and stepfather Wilfred Allard. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Dennis J. Reisma (02/27/04)
SIOUX CENTER -- Dennis J. Reisma, 56, of Sioux Center, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at Sioux Center Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marlene Bird. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center...
Ray Schmillen (02/27/04)
MARCUS -- Ray Schmillen, 81, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital. Survivors include his wife, the former Marian Stowater. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus.
Karen Joy Anderson (02/26/04)
Karen Joy Anderson, 58, of Des Moines and formerly of Remsen, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at her home in Des Moines. Karen Joy Anderson was born March 29, 1945, at Greeley, Colo., the daughter of Robert and Alice (Peterson) Johnson. Karen moved with her family to Marathon, when a young child where she was raised and educated graduating from high school in 1963. ...
Chester T. Trobaugh (02/25/04)
SIOUX CITY -- Chester T. "Chet" Trobaugh, 83, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Opal Allen. Survivors include his second wife, the former Ellen M. (Miller) McCloud...
Elvina Truesdell (02/25/04)
HAWARDEN -- Elvina (Harker) Truesdell, 96, of Hawarden, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Hawarden Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rexford Truesdell. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Associated Church in Hawarden...
Leo 'Bill' Bird (02/24/04)
MARCUS - Leo William "Bill" Bird, 79, of Marcus, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Survivors include his wife, the former Arlene Seuntjens. Funeral services wil be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus...
Mary L. Wiebersch (02/23/04)
Mary L. Wiebersch, 93, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The former Mary L. Kliehauer was born April 10, 1910, in Grant Township, Plymouth County, the daughter of Henry and Hannah (Dirks) Kliehauer. She received her education at a rural school in Grant Township. ...
Dorothy J. Reuter (02/20/04)
Dorothy Reuter, 90, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The former Dorothy June Luense was born June 26, 1913 at Earlville, the daughter of Charles and Ella (Holscher) Luense. She was raised in the Earlville area and graduated from Earlville High School where she was an excellent basketball player. ...
Garda E. Nelson (02/20/04)
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Garda E. Nelson, 74, of Sarasota, Fla., died Feb. 11, 2004. She was born Oct. 15, 1929, in Austin, Minn., and moved to Sarasota in 1960 from Milwaukee, Wis. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastern Star for 50 years. She was a member of Beneva Christian Church in Saraosta, Happy Hearts, and Bee Ridge Women's Club...
Wilma A. Sponder (02/20/04)
SIOUX CITY -- Wilma A. Sponder, 72, of Sioux City, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital, following an extended illness. Wilma Sponder was born April 29, 1931, in Sioux City and graduated from Trinity High School in Sioux City. On Aug. 21, 1949, she married Henry J. "Pete" Sponder in Sioux City. He died Feb. 2, 1998, in Harlingen, Texas...
Dorothy Reuter (02/19/04)
Dorothy Reuter, 90, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with Rev. James Tigges as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Florence A. Peterson (02/18/04)
HAWARDEN -- Florence A. Peterson, 94, of Hawarden, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, at Hawarden Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Selma (Leiff) Peterson, and a twin sister, Fern Peterson. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Hawarden...
Darlene Penning (02/17/04)
Darlene Penning, 56, of Remsen, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City following a lengthy illness of cancer and COPD. She was born Nov. 23, 1947, at Le Mars, the daughter of Vincent and Florentine (Mousel) Penning. ...
Larry F. Kelhower (02/17/04)
HAWARDEN -- Larry F. Kelhower, 64, of Hawarden, died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Hawarden Community Hospital. Survivors include his wife, the former Ruby DeRaad. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Hawarden...
Lena M. Weyen (02/13/04)
Lena M. (Vander Ham) Weyen, 92, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman F. Weyen. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Friday) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron...
Edward F. Ruppert (02/13/04)
SIOUX CITY -- Edward Francis Ruppert, 92, of Sioux City, and a former Le Mars resident, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at a Sioux City nursing home. Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Keough. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Friday) at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sioux City...
Dennis D. Jorgenson (02/13/04)
Dennis D. Jorgenson, 64, of rural Sioux City, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at his residence following a lengthy illness with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Sandra A. Amick. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Friday) at Hinton United Methodist Church in Hinton...
William J. 'Bill' Henrich (02/13/04)
William J. "Bill" Henrich, 90, of Remsen, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. William J. (Bill) Henrich was born Feb. 3, 1914, at Ellinger, Texas, the son of Walter and Mary (Maria Hula) Henrich. As a child he and his family moved to Blue Rapids, Kan., where he grew up and attended school. ...
Steven H. Ernst (02/12/04)
Former longtime Le Mars Community Middle School teacher Steven H. Ernst, 60, died Feb. 9, 2004, at his home in Atlantic of lung cancer. Steve was born Feb. 15, 1943, in Greenfield, the son of Howard LaVerne Ernst and Fay Eudene (Endres) Ernst. He graduated with the Class of 1961 from Greenfield High School. After graduation from the University of Northern Iowa in 1966, Steve began a 33-year teaching and coaching career in the Fairfield, Estherville, Carroll and Le Mars school systems...
Florence M. Treinen (02/12/04)
Florence M. Treinen, 96, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The former Florence Mary Kontz was born Jan. 25, 1908, at Alton, the daughter of James and Anna (Noethe) Kontz. She grew up in the Alton vicinity and attended St. ...
Michael Alesch (02/12/04)
Michael Alesch, 52, of Bradenton, Fla., and an Alton native and area resident, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at a hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident the previous Saturday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Laurence and Valeria (Arens) Alesch...
Albert W. 'Ab' Hunter (02/11/04)
Albert W. "Ab" Hunter, 94, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Burial will follow at Grand Meadow Cemetery, rural Washta. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral...
Peter Ruppert (02/11/04)
Peter Ruppert, 56, of Le Mars and formerly of Alton, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. He was a resident at The Abbey of Le Mars. Survivors include his mother, Agnes (Bindner) Ruppert of Le Mars. He was preceded in death by his father, Victor Ruppert...
Ella A. Utesch (02/10/04)
Ella Anna Utesch, 92, of Akron, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004, at Akron City Convalescent Care Center in Akron. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron.
Audrey Klave (02/05/04)
Audrey Irene Klave, 71, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
John P. Maiers, Sr. (02/09/04)
ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- John P. Maiers, Sr., 79, of St. Cloud, Minn., died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at the St. Cloud hospital surrounded by his family. John was born April 29, 1924 in St. Cloud, Minn., the son of Nicholas and Theresa (Peters) Maiers. He served in the U.S Army Air Corps during World War II in the 15th Air Force Division, the 763 Squadron of the 460th Bombardment Group...
Marlowe Ahrendt (02/09/04)
Marlowe Ahrendt, 63, of Le Mars, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his residence in Le Mars. Marlowe Charles Ahrendt was born Sept. 22, 1940, on the family farm in Grant Township, rural Le Mars, the son of Carl G. and Kathryn (Marienau) Ahrendt. ...
Helen E. Martin (02/09/04)
Helen Elizabeth Martin, 86, of Akron, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004, at Akron City Convalescent Care Center. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron.
John H. Solomon (02/06/04)
SIOUX CITY -- John Herman Solomon, 105, of Sioux City, and a former Plymouth County farmer, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Elma Rebecca Craft. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Whitfield United Methodist Church in Sioux City...
Irwin Mulder (02/06/04)
IRETON -- Irwin Mulder, 80, of rural Ireton, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, near his residence. Survivors include his wife, the former Gertrude Vander Kooy. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Christian Reformed Church in Ireton.
Lucille K. Plueger (02/03/04)
Lucille K. Plueger, 89, of Le Mars, and formerly of Brunsville, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars.
C. Constance Harrington (02/04/04)
COTTONWOOD, Ariz. -- Catherine Constance Harrington, 61, of Cottonwood, Ariz., died Jan. 28, 2004. She was born April 18, 1942, in Lohrville, Iowa, the daughter of the late Edward and Genevieve Burke. The Harrington family lived in Le Mars in the late 1970s and 1980s...
Antonia Vander Feen (02/03/04)
HAWARDEN -- Antonia (VandeHoef) Vander Feen, 95, of Hawarden and formerly of Ireton, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Haarden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Vander Feen. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...