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Obituaries from August 2004

Kenneth E. Hultgren (08/31/04)
AKRON -- Kenneth E. Hulgren, 90, of Madison, S.D., formerly of Akron, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Madison Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Randall Funeral Home in Madison.
Etta Beitelspacher (08/31/04)
Etta Beitelspacher, 89, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Etta Engel Margaret Beitelspacher was born Sept. 4, 1914, on the family farm in Grant Township in Plymouth County, the daughter of Henry and Johanna (Dircks) Kleihauer. ...
Josephine Haverhals (08/30/04)
Josephine Haverhals, 75, of Sioux Center, died the morning of Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at the Sioux Center Community Nursing Facility. Josephine Haverhals was born May 1, 1929, in Sioux Center, the daughter of John and Elsie (De Groot) Van Der Burg. She received her education through the eighth grade at Sioux Center Public School...
Donald N. Plueger (08/30/04)
HEMET, Calif. -- Donald Norman Plueger, 83, of Hemet, Calif., and a Le Mars native, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at Hemet, Calif., following a lengthy illness. Donald Norman Plueger was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Le Mars, the son of Louis and Emma Plueger. ...
Etta E. Beitelspacher (08/30/04)
Etta E. Beitelspacher, 89, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Richard G. 'Dick' Moir (08/24/04)
Richard G. "Dick" Moir, 68, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at The Abbey of Le Mars.
Weston Karr (08/23/04)
Weston Karr, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital.
Edward 'Bud' Bolluyt (08/25/04)
HAWARDEN -- Edward "Bud" Bolluyt, 74, of Hawarden, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital. Survivors include his wife, the former Clara Nyhof. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hawarden Community Church.
Mabel Smith (08/24/04)
Mabel Marie Smith, 92, of Le Mars, and a former Cherokee resident, died Sunday morning, Aug. 22, 2004, at her residence at The Abbey of Le Mars. Mabel was born June 9, 1912, at Little Sioux, the daughter of Leander and Laura (Madison) White, the oldest daughter of 11 children...
Iva M. Wessels (08/24/04)
Iva M. Wessels, 82, of Le Mars was called to her eternal home on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Iva Mildred Ehlers was born Nov. 19, 1921, on the family farm southwest of Ireton, the daughter of Carl and Florence "Flossie" (Whitney) Ehlers. Iva was baptized into the Methodist faith and later in life was confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton. She attended country school and later graduated from Hawarden High School...
Celeste M. Huewe (08/23/04)
Celeste M. Huewe, 97, of Dubuque, and formerly of Remsen, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque. The former Celeste M. Freymann was born Feb. 2, 1907, at Dubuque, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Sweeney) Freymann. Celeste graduated from Sacred Heart Nursing School in 1930 and worked as a registered nurse for 50 years at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, and the former Xavier Hospital in Dubuque...
Judy Ann Smith (08/23/04)
SIOUX CITY -- Judy Ann (Ludwigs) Smith, 56, of Sioux City and an Akron native, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital following a sudden illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sherwood "Woody" Smith. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today (Monday) at Morningside Church of Christ in Sioux City...
James R. Landis Sr. (08/20/04)
James R. Landis Sr., 56, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a lengthy illness. James Richard Landis was born Jan. 3, 1948, in Akron, Ohio, the son of James C. and Betty (Hoskins) Landis. He was raised and educated in Akron, graduating from Firestone High School in 1965. ...
Lorene Meek (08/19/04)
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Lorene Eberhard Meek, 81, of Huntington Beach, Calif., died Aug. 9, 2004, after a lengthy illness. Lorene Eberhard was born to Charles and Meta Eberhard on March 15, 1923, on a farm west of Merrill. She attended Liberty School until she was 10, when the family moved to Le Mars where she finished her schooling. ...
James R. Landis, Sr. (08/19/04)
James R. Landis Sr., 56, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Michael A. Pohlen (08/18/04)
Michael A. Pohlen, 94, Glendale, Ariz., and formerly of Hospers, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at his daughter's home in Glendale. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marie Jungers Funeral services will at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hospers...
Irene Richards (08/18/04)
WEBSTER CITY -- Irene Richards, 87, of Webster City, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at the Southfield Wellness Community. Irene Emma Klein, was born Oct. 28, 1916, at Alden, the daughter of Ferdinand and Augusta Lange Klein. She received her education from the Alden schools. ...
Lawrence Hansen (08/17/04)
Lawrence Hansen, 85, of Le Mars, died suddenly today (Tuesday), Aug. 17, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Barbara Burnham (08/16/04)
Barbara (Bainbridge) Hirschman Burnham, 83, of Kingsley, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Don Hirschman and Lowell Burnham. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at United Methodist Church in Kingsley...
William J. 'Billy Joe' Harpenau (08/16/04)
William J. "Billy Joe" Harpenau, 63, of Remsen, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. William J. Harpenau was born Sept. 1, 1940, in Le Mars, the son of John and Philomena (Langel) Harpenau. Bill was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. ...
Norman A. Haage (08/13/04)
Norman A. Haage, 74, of Quincy, Ill., and formerly of rural Le Mars and Glasford, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. Norman A. Haage was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Le Mars, the son of John and Sena (Cassens) Haage. He served with the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan...
Richard A. Bergner (08/12/04)
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. -- Richard A. "Jess" Bergner, 71, of South Sioux City, Neb., and a Remsen area native, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, at Matney Colonial Manor in South Sioux City. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Maisie (Cardwell) Bergner...
Ronald D. Beeck (08/11/04)
Ronald D. Beeck, 63, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Roger Masuen (08/11/04)
Roger Masuen, 63, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004, at The Abbey in Le Mars, following a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. James Tigges presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Charlotte A. Gernhart (08/09/04)
Charlotte A. Gernhart, 52, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Kingsley-Pierson High School in Kingsley. The Rev. Paul Evans will officiate. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. ...
Betty J. Frederick (08/09/04)
Surrounded by her loved ones, Betty Frederick, of Remsen, died on Saturday, August 7, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a lengthy illness. Betty Jane Schmidt was born Jan. 11, 1929, the daughter of Edwin and Agnes (Westlund) Schmidt in Scotland, S.D. ...
Gordon C. 'Gordy' Arens (08/09/04)
Gordon C. "Gordy" Arens, 49, of Akron, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, in an automobile accident in Monona County. Gordon Arens was born Nov. 1, 1954, in Akron, the oldest son of Jim and Lois ann (Jammerthal) Arens. He attended school in Akron and Le Mars. Gordy married Linda Kay Peterson on April 19, 1972, and they lived in rural Akron...
John R. Schnieders (08/06/04)
John R. Schnieders, 43, of Le Mars and formerly of Remsen, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. John R. Schnieders was born Oct. 10, 1960, in Le Mars, the son of Robert and Helen (Hansen) Schnieders. John was raised in Remsen and attended special education classes at Kingsley until the age of 12. ...
Iona Blackmore (08/04/04)
Iona Ruby Blackmore, 79, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly of Le Mars, died March 27, 2003, at ElmsHaven Nursing Home in Thornton, Colo. A graveside service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at the Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. The Rev. Gary Landsness of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars will officiate...
Keshia R. Anderson (08/03/04)
Keshia Rose Anderson, 17, of Le Mars, died Monday morning Aug. 2, 2004, at her home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends after 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at the funeral home...
Orville A. Hames, longtime Remsen attorney, dies at 82 (08/03/04)
Orville A. Hames, a longtime Remsen attorney from Le Mars, died Monday Aug. 2, 2004 at the age of 82, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars from complications after suffering a stroke on July 13, 2004. Orville was born July 16, 1922, on the family farm northeast of Remsen, the son of Anton and Lucy (Willmes) Hames and was raised in the Remsen area. ...
Helen L. Schurman (08/03/04)
HAWARDEN -- Helen L. (White) Schurman, 85, of Hawarden, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Schurman. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Hawarden...
Delbert L. Farrington (08/02/04)
Delbert "Del" Farrington, 84, of Merrill died Saturday July 31, 2004, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a brief illness. Delbert Farrington was born Dec. 7, 1919, at Greensboro, N.C., the son of George and Lillie (Hill) Farrington. ...
Adeline Bunkers (08/02/04)
Adeline Bunkers, 82, of Remsen, died Saturday, July 31, 2004, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. The former Adeline Ritz was born Jan. 7, 1922, at Remsen, the daughter of Hubert and Anna (Niehus) Ritz. Adeline was raised in Remsen and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. She then attended beauty school in Sioux City from which she graduated in 1941...
Betty A. Crawford (08/02/04)
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Crawford, 78, of Merrill, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. Betty Crawford was born Aug. 21, 1925, in Onawa, the daughter of Oliver M. and Leona I. (Hansen) Wilson. She was raised in the Turin/Onawa area. On May 3, 1945, she married Donald D. Crawford in Denison. After their marriage, the couple settled in the Whiting area and then moved to Oto in 1954. They had lived in Merrill since 1965...
Keisha R. Anderson (08/02/04)
Keisha R. Anderson, 17, of Le Mars, died today (Monday morning), Aug. 2, 2004, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Cecelia Pick (08/02/04)
Cecelia Pick, 91, of Alton, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at The Abbey of Le Mars, following a brief illness. The former Cecelia Pletschette was born Nov. 27, 1912, at rural Oyens, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Feller) Pletschette. She was raised and educated in the Oyens area. ...