Obituaries from May 2004
Marlene Staebell, 67, of Le Mars, died suddenly Thursday, May 27, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services are tentatively planned for Wednesday afternoon, June 2, at Grace Lutheran Church. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Viola Hoefling, 95, of Le Mars, died today (Wednesday), May 26, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Harold F. Shrauger Jr.
IOWA CITY -- Harold F. Shrauger Jr., 87, of Iowa City, and a former Le Mars resident, died Saturday, May 22, 2004 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Survivors include his wife, the former Frances E. Kephart. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City...
Howard R. Pottebaum
Howard R. Pottebaum, 70, of Alton, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Orange City Municipal Hospital, Orange City, after a courageous battle with cancer. Howard R. Pottebaum was born June 8, 1933, at rural Alton, the son of Anton J. and Anna (Pick) Pottebaum. He was raised in the Alton area and received his education at St. Mary's Academy in Alton. He was then a farm laborer in the Alton area...
Wallis 'Wally' Tonsfeldt
SPIRIT LAKE -- Wallis "Wally" Tonsfeldt, 76, of Spirit Lake, a Le Mars area native and former Sioux City resident, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Lakes Regional healthcare in Spirit Lake. Survivors include his wife, the former Deloris Marie Jansen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake...
Dorothy (Hinde) Breyfogle, 69, of Sioux City, and a Le Mars native, died Tuesday, May 18, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital. Survivors include her husband, Fields Breyfogle of Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Friday) at First United Methodist Church in Sioux City...
COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Laura (Meyer) Siebels, 80, of Costa Mesa, Calif., and a Le Mars area native, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at her home following a lingering illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Siebels. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Costa Mesa, with the burial at 10:30 a.m...
Dorothy Robinson, 82, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 16, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen with the Rev. Robert Eggers officiating. Burial will be in Remsen City Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m...
MAURICE -- Marvin Lehrman, 67, formerly of Maurice, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Center in Holstein. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Cora (Rietema) Lehrman. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Tueday) at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Ireton...
Georgia Sorgdrager, 84, of Merrill, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars with Pastor Jason Larson of First United Methodist Church officiating. ...
Francis 'Fat' Konz
Francis "Fat" Konz, 79, of Alton, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at the Orange City Hospital in Orange City, after a courageous battle with cancer. Survivors include his wife, the former Agnes Pottebaum. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton...
Mary Ann 'May' Pollard
Mary Ann "May" Pollard, 86, of Sioux City, and a Merrill area native, died Friday, May 14, 2004, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel in Sioux City.
Norma J. Tapper
Norma J. (Stustman) Tapper, 76, of Merrill, died Thursday, May 13, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital followiing a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Tapper. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at St. John's Lutheran Church in Merrill...
Mary Ann Regan
Mary Ann Regan, 74, of Norfolk, Neb., died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. The daughter of Paul and Hazel (Shaffer) Lyden was born Nov. 20, 1929, in Shenandoah. She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1947. She married Kenneth Regan on Dec. 31, 1949, in Shenandoah. Because of her husband's occupation, they lived in cities in Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Texas before moving to Norfolk in 1970...
Rachel B. Schultz
SIOUX CITY -- Rachel B. (McKinley) Schultz, 94, of Muscatine and formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at Unity Hospital in Muscatine as a result of pneumonia and congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Schultz...
Max W. Ashmore
Max Willoughby Ashmore, 91, of Albany, Mo., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. Max was born May 29, 1912, in Correctionville, the son of Earl and Ella Blanche Ashmore. On April 11, 1936, he was united in marriage to Doris Madison. She preceded in him in death on Feb. 7, 2000...
Donald Udell, 72, of rural Hinton, died Monday, May 10, 2004, at St. Luke's Regonal Medical Center in Sioux City.
Dean Eberhard, 55, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 9, 2004, at his residence.
Dwight A. Dahmes
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Dwight Allan Dahmes, 85, of New Orleans, La., died Monday, March 22, 2004, at his home. He was a retired lawyer and insurance executive. Mr. Dahmes was born in Redwood County, Minnesota, and lived in New Orleans for more than 50 years. He graduated from Westmar College in Le Mars, and earned a juris doctorate from Tulane University School of Law...
Dale C. Johnson
Dale C. Johnson, 80, of Heber Springs, Ark., and formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 9, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Dale was born Nov. 8, 1923, in West Union, the son of Charlotte (Gullickson) and Gerhard Johnson. He graduated from West Union High School in 1941...
La Eva 'Babe' Kolker
La Eva "Babe" Kolker, 71, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Thursday May 6, 2004, at her home in Le Mars. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. James Tigges presiding. Friends may call anytime after 3 p.m. Monday at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. A parish rosary will be at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home...
Arnold 'Barney' Feauto
HAWARDEN -- Arnold "Barney" Feauto, 81, of Hawarden, died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital. Survivors include his wife, the former Violet Kryger Wycoff. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hawarden...
Douglas J. Martin
Douglas J. Martin, 43, of Le Mars died suddenly, Friday, May 7, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Douglas James Martin was born July 31, 1960, to Milt and Dorothy (Friese) Martin in Worthington, Minn. Doug graduated from Le Mars Community High School in May 1979. ...
William Stanley Cookson
TACOMA, Wash. -- William (Bill) Stanley Cookson of Tacoma, Wash., died from lung cancer Monday, April 12, 2004 at home surrounded by his family. The Cooksons reside at 3014 N. Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash. 98407. Bill was an art professor at Westmar College from 1963-1975. He worked for the state of Washington as an investigator from 1975-2000...
Robert C. Clark
ROYAL -- Robert C. Clark, 81, of Royal, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at the Spencer hospital as a result of a farm accident. Robert C. Clark was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Clay County, the son of Rolla and Freda (Zach) Clark. He received his education in Royal and graduated from Royal High School in 1940...
Elizabeth Williams, 97, of Le Mars, died Tuesday May 4, 2004, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. James Tigges as celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Joan M. Wilson
Joan M. Wilson, 39, of rural Akron, died Sunday evening, May 2, 2004, from injuries sustained from being struck by a vehicle while out jogging.
Socia John "Jay" Krueger, 75, of Akron, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the Akron City Convalescent Care Center.
Services will be at a later date in California.
Deloris E. Holtz
Deloris E. Holtz, 75, of Merrill, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital from heart failure. Deloris E. Holtz was born Sept. 24, 1928, at her home in Hinton, the daughter of George and Millie (Church) Richards. She was raised in the Hinton and Merrill areas. She married Arthur N. Holtz on Sept. 10, 1944, in Sioux City...
LeJoyce J. Jacobs
LeJoyce J. Jacobs, 68, of Akron, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at the Akron Care Center. LeJoyce Joanne Johnson was born May 7, 1935, at Brunsville, the daughter of William and Lucille (Thunhorst) Johnson. LeJoyce was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Grant Township. ...
Jim Bowers, former Le Mars businessman, dies at 82
James R. Bowers, 82, of Okoboji, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. James R. Bowers was born April 16, 1922, in Le Mars, the son of Russell and Alice (Schneider) Bowers. Jim graduated from Le Mars High School in 1939. After high school, Jim served his country in the U.S. Army. During World War II, he served in the South Pacific from 1942 until 1945, earning two Bronze Stars. Jim then went on to graduate from the University of Iowa in 1947...