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Obituaries from October 2004

Louise D. Martin (10/29/04)
Louise D. Martin, 92, of Akron, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at the Akron Care Center in Akron.
Richard L. Harry (10/28/04)
HAWARDEN -- Richard Lyle Harry, 80, of Hawarden, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at Hawarden Community Hospital of congestive heart failure. Survivors include his wife, the former Evelyn "Evie" Poncelet. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hawarden...
Viola M. Moffatt (10/27/04)
Viola M. Moffatt, 84, of Akron, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2004, at a Sioux City nursing home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Church of Christ in Akron. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday with the family present after 6 p.m., all at the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Glenda J. Updike (10/26/04)
MARCUS -- Glenda J. Updike, 57, of Marcus, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a lengthy illness. Glenda Jean Updike was born Oct. 7, 1947, at Spirit Lake, the daughter of Glenn and Elva (Dalldorf) Igou. She attended high school in Spirit Lake. On Oct. 19, 1963, Glenda and Roger Updike were united in marriage at Lakefield, Minn. The couple eventually settled in Marcus where they raised their six children...
George L. Milbrodt (10/26/04)
George Leonard Milbrodt, 83, of Sioux City, and formerly of Akron and Hinton, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004, in Sioux City. Survivors include his wife, the former Marjorie Derby Haralson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Blanche "Sue" Schawarberg...
Marian L. Lewis (10/26/04)
Marian L. (Bern) Lewis, 74, of Hawarden, and formerly of Westfield, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004, at the Hillcrest Health Care Service in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Westfield Congregational Church in Westfield. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at the Liberty Township Cemetery in Calumet. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present after 6 p.m. at the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Barry Ludwigs (10/20/04)
Barry Ludwigs, 45, of rural Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a farming accident.
Clair A. Clark (10/25/04)
MOVILLE -- Clair Allen Clark, 52, of Moville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital. Mr. Clark was born Oct. 9, 1952, in Vermillion, S.D., the son of Alvine and Mabel (Biesbrock) Clark. He moved to Le Mars as a child. He attended school and graduated from Le Mars Community High School. He continued his education at Northwestern Vocational School in Sheldon, and received a diploma in building maintenance...
Norman Grasz (10/25/04)
Norman Grasz, 74, of Le Mars died suddenly, Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, at his residence. Norman Gene Grasz was born Nov. 13, 1929, in Le Mars, the son of Alfred and Mata (Wilkens) Grasz. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Norman was raised on the family farm near Craig. He attended country school west of Le Mars. Norman was united in marriage to Versella "Sally" Swisher on Nov. 13, 1951, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Larry A. Patterson (10/21/04)
Larry Alan Patterson, 61, of Parker, Colo., and formerly of Le Mars, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at a local hospital in Aurora, Colo. Larry Alan Pattersn was born March 27, 1943, in Le Mars, the son of Arnold and Gladys (Lundgren) Patterson. ...
Ronald R. Brown (10/21/04)
HAWARDEN -- Ronald Ralph "Bud" Brown, 77, of Hawarden, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Hawarden Community Hospital after a five-year battle with liver cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Donna L. Muth. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton...
Clarence A. Meis (10/20/04)
Clarence A. 'Huck' Meis, 89, of Keota, died at 11:56 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at Maplewood Manor where he had been a resident since September 1999. He was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Le Mars, the son of Joseph I. and Katherine G. (Roerig) Meis. He grew up in Le Mars where he attended St. Joseph's Catholic School. Mr. Meis married Ethel C. Casper July 2, 1938, in Le Mars. She died Dec. 18, 2002...
Clayton J. Bohlke (10/19/04)
Clayton J. Bohlke, 69, of rural Kingsley, died unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, Oct. 18, 2004. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Nicholas Becker officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Larry Patterson (10/15/04)
Larry Patterson, 61, of Parker, Colo., formerly of Le Mars, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at a local hospital in Aurora, Colo.
Florentine M. Ruden (10/18/04)
Florentine M. Ruden, 85, of Marcus, died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at her residence in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Eugene Murray officiating.
Esther Popken (10/15/04)
Esther Popken, 91, of Le Mars, died early Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.
Kathy J. Burnett (10/14/04)
Kathy J. Burnett, 59, of Seney, died suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars, officiating. Burial will be in the Seney Cemetery...
Charles Boyd (10/14/04)
Charles Boyd, 91, of Maurice, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital long-term care facility. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Maurice, with the Rev. Wayne Sneller officiating. Burial will follow at the Sherman Township Cemetery near Maurice. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City...
Betty Mitchell (10/14/04)
COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. -- Betty J. Mitchell, 76, of Cottage Grove, Ore., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, following a lengthy illness. The former Betty Walker was born March 23, 1928, in Sioux City, the daughter of Wellington and Olga Hansen Walker. She married John Edward Mitchell on July 13, 1944, in Vancouver, Wash. He died March 4, 1992...
Helen Beehler (10/14/04)
COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Helen Carol (Adler) Beehler died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at her home in Costa Mesa, Calif. The former Helen Carol Adler was born Dec. 30, 1921, in Le Mars. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Bobb; sons Dennis of Fountain Valley, Calif., and Michael of Bozeman, Mont.; grandsons Matthew and Christopher; a great-granddaughter, Emily; a sister, Elsie Puetz and a brother, Rudy Adler, both of Le Mars...
Sadie E. Hettwer (10/13/04)
Sadie E. Hettwer, 99, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. James Tigges officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Esther Popken (10/13/04)
Esther Popken, 91, of Le Mars, died early today (Wednesday) Oct. 13, 2004, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.
Maude L. Johnson (10/08/04)
Maude L. Johnson, 95, of Le Mars died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with Pastor Jason Larson of the First United Methodist Church officiating. ...
Michael R. Lubben (10/13/04)
Michael R. Lubben, 55, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Michael Richard Lubben was born May 16, 1949, in Le Mars, the son of Kenneth E. and Eileen R. (Chamberlain) Lubben. Mike was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Josephine Jochum (10/12/04)
Josephine Jochum, 102, of Alton, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The former Josephine Block was born March 8, 1902, at rural Granville, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Remacle) Block. At the age of two, she moved with her family to Oklahoma where they lived for two years. ...
Sadie E. Hettwer (10/12/04)
Sadie E. Hettwer, 99, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Marvin Klein (10/12/04)
Marvin Klein, 68, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Marvin Joseph Klein was born March 25, 1936, in Granville, the son of Theodore and Mary (Hoffman) Klein. The family moved to Ashton, shortly after Marvin was born. In 1954, he graduated from St. Joseph's Parochial High School in Ashton...
James L. 'Jim' Christenson (10/12/04)
James J. "Jim" Christenson, 61, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at his residence after a courageous battle with lung and bone cancer. He died peacefully with his loving family at his bedside and his faithful dog, Sami, laying beside him...
Amber M. Brownmiller (10/08/04)
MARCUS -- Amber Marie Brownmiller, 9, of Marcus, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Amber Marie was born Dec. 21, 1994, the daughter of Douglas A. and Rachelle "Shelle" (Johnson) Brownmiller. ...
Bruce H. Becker (10/07/04)
YOUNTSVILLE, Calif. -- Bruce H. Becker, 75, died at the Veteran's Hospital in Yountville, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004. Bruce H. Becker was born March 16, 1929, in Des Lacs, N.D., the son of the late Robert, Sr. and Mayme Becker of Des Lacs.  He was a graduate of St. Leo's High School in Minot, N.D., and of The College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Michael J. Rohlfs (10/07/04)
MIchael J. Rohlfs, 27, of Akron, died unexpectedly at his residence. Survivors include his mother, Barbara Schiefen and her special friend, Gene Clark, of Minneapolis, Minn., and his father, Arlo Rohlfs, and his wife, Trish, of Akron. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron...
Leonard A. Rochester (10/07/04)
Leonard A. "Rocky" Rochester, 92, of Akron, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel in Aron.
Virgil A. Newberg (10/06/04)
Virgil A. Newberg, 89, of Hinton, died Monday, Oct 4, 2004, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City following a lengthy illness of Parkinson's disease. He was under Hospice care while at the nursing home. Virgil A. Newberg was born May 30, 1915, in Lawton, the son of Gustave and Edith (Law) Newberg. He was raised in Lawton and graduated from Lawton High School in 1933. He moved to Hinton after graduation to join his parents who had purchased a farm west of Hinton...
Maude L. Johnson (10/05/04)
Maude L. Johnson, 95, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le mars.
Jerry Westadt (10/05/04)
Gerald A. "Jerry" Westadt, 81, of Rockford, Ill., and an Akron native, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at his daughter's esidence in Rockford. He was preceded in death by his wife, the forme Ruth Spaustat. Graveside services will be held today (Tuesday) at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, Ill...
Ray Colling (10/01/04)
Ray Colling, 88, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Ray Colling was born June 16, 1916, at rural Remsen, the son of William and Mary (Oswald) Colling. He was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. He was then engaged in farming with his father near Remsen...
Arlene F. Berven (10/01/04)
ABILENE, Kan. -- Arlene F. Berven, 73, of Abilene, Kan., and a former Le Mars resident, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at the Abilene Memorial Hospital. Arlene Berven was born June 24, 1931, at Boone, the daughter of Roy and Verna (Johnson) Grubbe. She grew to womanhood at Webster City, and graduated from Webster Cith High School with the class of 1949...
Evelyn J. Yelinek (10/01/04)
Evelyn J. Yelinek, 86, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls. The former Evelyn J. Christopherson was born June 26, 1919, at Beresford, S.D. She moved with her family to Sioux Falls at the age of 3, where she grew up and received her education. Evelyn attended Washington High School, graduating in 1938, and continued her education at Augustana College, earning her teaching certificate in 1942...