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Obituaries from September 2004

Fern J. Dirks (09/29/04)
Fern J. Dirks, 91, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.
Brooklyn M. Janssen (09/30/04)
Brooklyn Marie Janssen, 7-week-old daughter of Scott and Jennifer Janssen of Mansfield, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004. Brooklyn was born three months prematurely on July 29, 2004, was baptized into God's family on July 30, 2004, and was called home Sept. 16, 2004. Brooklyn touched the hearts and lives of so many who cared for her and loved her...
Carol A. Hawkins (09/29/04)
Carol A. (Steffen) Hawkins, 73, of Port Hueneme, Calif., and formerly of Remsen, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at Country Village following a lengthy illness. Survivors include her husband, Dr. William R. Hawkins. Funeral srevices will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony's Church in Oxnard, Calif. Arrangements were under the direction of James a. Reardon Mortuary in Oxnard...
Regina J. Roeser (09/28/04)
Regina Roeser, 93, a Le Mars native and lifelong resident, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The former Regina J. Van Asma was born March 28, 1911, in Le Mars, the daughter of Louis and Martha (Smid) Van Asma. She was raised in Le Mars and graduated in 1929 from St. Joseph's Catholic School...
Margaret 'Peggy' McLane (09/24/04)
Margaret "Peggy" H.J. (Jacobson) McLane, 91, of Ruthven, and formerly of Akron, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Ruthven Community Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil "Mick" McLane. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron...
Lou E. Zediker (09/23/04)
Lou E. Zediker, 76, of Merrill, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Lou E. Zediker was born April 11, 1928, in Mapleton, the son of Orville and Gertrude (Bramble) Zediker. He grew up in the Mapleton area and spent his high school years in Sioux City, where he attended Trinity High School. In his ear years he acted in the community theater and played baseball for many years...
Terry L. Porsch (09/23/04)
Terry L. Porsch, 65, of Sioux City, and a Kingsley area native, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City following a lengthy battle with cancer. Survivors include his wife, the former Karon Dean. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Westfield Congregational United Church of Christ in Westfield...
Dustin 'Dusty' Koopmans (09/23/04)
IRETON -- Dustin "Dusty" Koopmans, 24, of rural Ireton, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Survivors include his parents, Arven and Patti (Tapper) Koopmans. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton...
Earle Van Ornum (09/23/04)
Earle Van Ornum, 69, of Nixa, Mo., and formerly of Le Mars and Sioux City, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at his home following a lengthy illness. Survivors include his wife, Pat. Memorial services are planed at a later date in Sioux City.
Monsignor James K. Lafferty (09/22/04)
CARROLL -- Monsignor James K. Lafferty, 76, of Carroll, and a Hinton area native, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Elizabeth (Tritz) Lafferty. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll...
Nellie Driesen (09/21/04)
ROCK VALLEY -- Nellie Driesen, 86, of Rock Valley, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at Valley Manor in Rock Valley. Nellie was born May 29, 1918, at Orange City, the daughter of Albert and Minnie (Hubers) Gerritsen. She was united in marriage to John J. ...
Ron A. Bigley (09/20/04)
Ron Allen Bigley, 20, of Le Mars, died early Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at his home in Le Mars of injuries sustained in a propane gas explosion. Ron Allen Bigley was born Aug. 10, 1984, at Waterloo, the son of Ron and Anita Cadwell Bigley. He was raised in Denison and attended the Denison Public Schools. While residing in Denison, he attended the Assembly of God Church...
Pearl M. Johnson (09/20/04)
Pearl M. Johnson, 62, of Canyon Lake, Texas, and formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at her residence in Texas following a 10-year battle with cancer. Mrs. Johnson was born May 31, 1942, in Akron, the daughter of John and Anna (Boesceld) Huls. Early in her career she worked in Sioux City with the Martin's Department Store and as a print shop manager for Security National Bank...
Kathryn Schipper (09/13/04)
Kathryn Schipper, 81, of Le Mars, died suddenly Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Eileen Anema (09/14/04)
IRETON -- Eileen G. (Hoekstra) Anema, 68, of Ireton, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at Sioux Center Community Hospital, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Click Anema. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Christian Reformed Church in Ireton...
Harold Albert (09/17/04)
Harold Albert, 75, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Harold Ernest Albert was born May 17, 1929 on the family farm in Elgin Township, rural Plymouth County to Clarence E. and M. Grace (Nanninga) Albert. ...
Lorna Heimgartner (09/17/04)
Lorna Heimgartner, 80, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Lorna Lucille Eppling was born Oct. 21, 1923, on the family farm near Kingsley, the daughter of Leonard and Martha (Hopp) Eppling. Lorna was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. ...
Millie Winterfeld (09/13/04)
ORD, Neb. -- Millie Winterfeld, 71 of Ord died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at her home at Ord, Neb., after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mildred Ann "Millie" was born July 31, 1933, at home in rural Akron, the daughter of William and Evelyn (Smith) Gronemeyer. Millie was baptized and confirmed and married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig. She lived with her family in Plymouth County, and attended rural grade school and attended Le Mars Central High School...
Irene C. Cornish (09/13/04)
Irene C. Cornish, 94, of Ireton, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Irene C. Borchers was born Jan. 9, 1910, on the family farm near Akron, the daughter of John F. and Katherine (Reemts) Borchers. Irene was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston Township. She attended country school in Preston Township...
Alvin H. Ludwigs (09/10/04)
Alvin H. Ludwigs, 82, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Alvin H. Ludwigs was born Dec. 24, 1921, on the family farm in Grant Township, Plymouth County, the son of John and Mary (Renken) Ludwigs. Alvin was raised on the farm and attended country school near his home. ...
Carolyn (Broderson) Rosales (09/10/04)
Carolyn Lea (Broderson) Rosales, 30, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, at her home in Remsen. The former Carolyn Lea Broderson was born Aug. 16, 1974, at Sioux City, the daughter of Joseph and Helen (Mitchell) Broderson. She grew up in Le Mars and attended Gehlen Catholic Schools. Carolyn had lived in South Sioux City, Neb., and was employed with M.C.I. and also with Opportunities Unlimited in Sioux City. The last year, she had lived in Remsen. ...
Kenneth E. Hultgren (09/09/04)
Keneth E. Hultgren, 90, of Madison, S.D., and formerly of Akron, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004, at Madison (S.D.) Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ira Sorensen. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Union Creek Lutheran Church in Akron...
Marilyn F. Gradert (09/08/04)
IRETON -- Marilyn Faye (Vermeer) Gradert, 62, of Ireton, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2004, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Gradert. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Peace Lutheran Church, rural Sioux Center...
Vernon G. Johnson (09/07/04)
MARCUS -- Vernon G. Johnson, 62, of Le Mars, and formerly of Marcus, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Survivors include his mother, Myra (Specht) Johnson of Le Mars. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Daryl Moeller (09/07/04)
IRETON -- Daryl Moeller, 69, of rural Ireton, died suddenly Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Sioux Center Community Hospital in Sioux Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Henrietta (Witt) Moeller. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton...
David Peck (09/07/04)
David Peck, 50, of Joplin, Mo., and formerly of Sioux City, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin of an aneurysm, with his family and friends at his bedside. Survivors include his wife, Flower Peck. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Greta Ten Napel (09/02/04)
IRETON -- Greta Ten Napel, 25, of Ireton, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at her home after a long battle with cancer. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christian Reformed Church in Ireton. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ireton. Visitation will begin at 12 noon Friday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. The Porter Funeral Home of Ireton is assisting the family with arrangements...
Irene M. 'Babe' Phillips (09/01/04)
Irene M. "Babe" Phillips died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen after a brief illness. Irene was born March 27, 1918, in rural Le Mars, the daughter of Hubert and Margaret (Meis) Kemp. She was raised in the Le Mars area and received her education at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars from which she graduated in 1936. She then cleaned homes in the Le Mars area and worked at the JCPenney Store in Le Mars...