Obituaries from November 2004
Cleo Kohler, 83, of Le Mars died Monday Nov. 29, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. James Tigges presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery...
Raymond R. 'Abe' Atwood
Raymond R. "Abe" Atwood, 77 of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at The Abbey of Le Mars.
LaVonne M. Kruger
LaVonne M. Krueger, 78, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mildred O. Laudenschlager
Mildred O. Laudenschlager, 91, of Le Mars, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mildred O. Laudenschlager was born Dec. 6, 1912, in Union County, S.D., the daughter of Emery and Adele (Ahrens) Klemme. She attended Sayles and Mount Hope Schools. ...
Peter J. Homan Sr.
Peter J. Homan Sr., 77, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Peter J. Homan Sr. was born April 12, 1927, at Craig, the son of Peter and Rose (Wenner) Homan Sr. When a young child, he moved with his family near Remsen where he received his education at St. ...
John H. Hagert
John H. Hagert, 41, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at his home in Remsen after a courageous battle with cancer. John H. Hagert was born Oct. 19, 1963, at Le Mars, the son of Harold and Marie (Block) Hagert He was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. ...
Marlys Ann Stellingwerf
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Marlys Ann Stellingwerf, 63, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at her residence, following a battle with cancer. Marlys Ann Stellingwerf was born Dec. 28, 1940, at Melvin, Iowa, the daughter of Dick and Irma (Schlidt) Stellingwerf. She grew up in Melvin where she graduated from Melvin High School in 1959...
Olivia J. Wiltgen
Olivia J. Wiltgen, 92, of Le Mars, formerly of Spirit Lake, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. The former Olivia Josephine Ludwig was born Dec. 23, 1911, at Oyens, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Staebell) Ludwig...
Richard C. Moore
Richard Carleton Moore, 85, of Safford, Ariz., died Nov. 10, 2004. Richard Carleton Moore was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Clyde and Lela Moore. The family moved to Iowa in 1928 where Clyde operated a grain elevator and farmed. Richard attended Owego elementary school and graduated from Hornick High in 1937. ...
Merlin L. Brown
Merlin L. Brown, 77, of Le Mars died suddenly, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City after a brief illness with acute leukemia. Merlin Lyle Brown was born Dec. 8, 1926, on the family farm in Johnson Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Morehead) Brown. Merlin was baptized at the Adaville Evangelical United Brethren Church. He attended country school in Johnson Township and later graduated from Le Mars Central High School...
Edward 'Eddie' Dalton
WASHTA -- Edward "Eddie" Leroy Dalton, 67, of Washta, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at his residence in Washta. Edward was born Aug. 22, 1937, on a farm near Galeton, Colo., the son of Carl and Ruth (Klussman) Dalton. He grew up in Colorado and in 1952 moved to Iowa with his parents. He graduated from eighth grade from Kingsley school, and then worked on the farm with his dad...
Donald J. Taylor
Donald J. Taylor, 82, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
Orren Kemp, 94, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2004, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Louis Orren Kemp was born Jan. 16, 1910, in Windom, Minn., the son of Louis and Effie (Van Dusen) Kemp. He grew up in the Remsen area and attended country schools and Le Mars Central High School. As a young man, he worked on the family farms...
Dr. Peter F. Schumacher
Dr. Peter F. Schumacher, 80, of Le Mars and West Des Moines, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at home in West Des Moines of congestive heart failure. Peter was born Jan. 2, 1924, in Alton, the son of Mary and Nic Schumacher. While growing up, he and his four brothers spent many hours in his father's blacksmith shop. ...
Leonard L. 'Lenny' Brzuchalski
Leonard L. "Lenny" Brzuchalski, 72, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetey. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service Friday at the funeral home...
Lois M. Plendl
Lois M. Plendl, 84, of Maurice, died suddenly Friday, November 19, 2004 at the Orange City Hospital following a brief illness. Lois Maxine Lang was born Dec. 1, 1919, on the family farm in Sherman Township, rural Sioux County, the daughter of George and Clara (Werley) Lang. Lois was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Reading Township. She began her education at Sherman #4 country school and later graduated from Maurice High School in 1938...
Patricia 'Pat' Weyen
Patricia K. "Pat" Weyen, 62, of Akron, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2004, at her home in Akron.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron.
Marcella 'Sally' Zwach
NEW ULM, Minn. -- Marcella "Sally" Zwach, 82, of New Ulm, Minn., died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye, Minn. Marcella Schimschock was born Nov. 22, 1921, at Milford Township, Brown County, in Minnesota to John and Mary (Wiess) Schimschock. ...
Arlene Lampe, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at her residence on Thursday following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James' Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. James Tigges will officiate. ...
Ryan L. McWorth Terrell
Ryan Lee McWorth Terrell, 11, of Le Mars, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at his residence. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. Burial will be at a later date in Graceland Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
Eugene C. Ball
Eugene C. Ball, 69, of Branson, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at a local hospital. Eugene Ball was born June 23, 1935, in Sioux County, the son of Ewald and Florence (Yates) Ball. Gene was raised and attended school in Plymouth County. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1956. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959 during the Korean War and left with an honorable discharge...
Marvin Galles, 80, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Marvin Galles was born Nov. 14, 1924, at rural Remsen, the son of Michael and Anna (Schnieders) Galles. Marvin was raised in the Remsen area until 1930 when he moved with his family near Granville. ...
Willard C. Hohenthaner
YANKTON, S.D. -- Willard C. "Bill" Hohenthaner, 79, of Yankton, S.D., and longtime teacher, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton, S.D. Bill was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Yankton, S.D., the son of Joseph and Bertha (Tielke) Hohenthaner. ...
Molly (Gunther) Embernate, 60, of Honokaa, Hawaii, and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday,Nov. 15, 2004, in Honokaa.
Loretta (Timmins) Graham, 88, of Kingsley, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Graham.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Veronica C. Friedmann
Veronica "Connie" Friedmann, 94, a native and lifelong resident of Alton, died Thursday Nov. 11, 2004, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital, following a lengthy illness. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton with her brother, the Rev. Cecil H. Friedmann celebrating the Mass and the Rev. James Tigges as homilist. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alton...
Clara E. Leinen
Clara E. Leinen, 96, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars, following a two-month illness. The former Clara Elizabeth Conzemius was born May 23, 1908, at Armour, S.D., the daughter of Peter and Dorothy (Farke) Conzemius. Clara grew up in Armour and attended school there. She married Raymond Leinen on Aug. 14, 1933 at Armour, S.D...
Ruth L. Jones
Ruth L. Jones, 80, of Spirit Lake, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at Ruthven Care Center in Ruthven. Ruth was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Sioux City, and graduated from East High School. She began her college education at Morningside College in Sioux City and graduated from Westmar College in Le Mars...
Alfred Beeck, 86, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at his residence in Le Mars.
Celestinus 'Sally' Wolf
ADRIAN, Minn. -- Celestinus "Sally" Wolf, 88, of Adrian, Minn., and a Remsen native, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at the Arnold Memorial Health Care Center in Adrian. Mr. Wolf was born May 19, 1916, in Remsen, the son of John and Mary (Scheitler) Wolf. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars...
Rachel Steele, 54, of Le Mars, and formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Peace Lutheran Church in Rock Valley. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley...
Gary J. Popken
Gary J. Popken, 65, of Brandon, S.D., died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at McKennan Hospital Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. Dennis Bossmann of the Brandon Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City...
TULSA, Okla. -- Marilyn Long of Tulsa, Okla., and formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004, at a hospital in Tulsa of lupus. Marilyn was the daughter of Martin and Anna Delaney. She married Charles Long in Las Vegas, Nev., in 1964. He died in 2001 in Tulsa...
Cleo E. Loutsch
Cleo E. Loutsch, 85, of Remsen, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Cleo E. Loutsch was born April 24, 1919, at rural Remsen, the daugher of John and Rose (Bohnenkamp) Ludwig. She was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. ...
Orval G. Nielsen, Le Mars elementary principal, dies at 86
Orval G. Nielsen, 86, of Le Mars, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Orval George Nielsen was born Aug. 13, 1918, in Elkhorn, the son of Hilmar and Marie (Mortensen) Nielsen. He was raised in Elkhorn and graduated from Elkhorn High School. Orval continued his education at Iowa Teacher's College in Cedar Falls, Iowa (now the University of Northern Iowa) where he received his teaching certificate...
Ralph M. Schnepf
Ralph M. Schnepf, 91, a lifelong Plymouth County farmer, of Le Mars, died Saturday Nov. 6, 2004, in Le Mars, following a brief illness. Ralph Magnus Schnepf was born Dec. 24, 1912, on the family farm in Fredonia Township just northeast of Oyens, the son of William and Helen (Majeres) Schnepf. ...
Sandra K. Christman
Sandra K. Christman, 61, of Le Mars, and formerly of Sioux City, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at her residence following a nine-month battle with cancer. Sandra Christman was born July 2, 1943, in Sioux City, the daughter of Clifford L. and Ida R. (Downing) Wilcox. She graduated from East High School in Sioux City in 1961. On Feb. 14, 1964, she married David J. Christman in Sioux City...
Colleen Rhodes, 80, of Rockford, Ill., and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at Provena St. Anne Center in Rockford, Ill. Colleen Ellen Rhodes was born Oct. 11, 1924, on a farm near Merrill, the daughter of Arthur and Ellen (Lake) Lindsey. She graduated as the valedictorian from Liberty High School in 1943...
Dale L. Gergen
Dale L. Gergen, 59, of Granville, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at Orange City Hospital in Orange City.
Survivors include his wife, the former Roberta Asher.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville.
Colleen (Lindsay) Rhodes, 80, of Rockford, Ill., formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at St. Ann's Nursing Home in Rockford, Ill. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Merrill United Methodist Church in Merrill. The Rev. ...
SHELDON -- Robert "Bob" Holles, 71, of Sheldon, and formerly of Granville, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon. Survivors include his wife, the former Carol McCarthy. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Sheldon...
Bradley J. Eckhoff
Bradley John Eckhoff, 34, of Des Moines, and formerly of Marcus, died Sunday, Oct. 31,2004, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines following a motor vehicle accident. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Patricia (Cronin) Eckhoff. Funeral serviecs will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus...
Joyce A. Cline
MARCUS -- Joyce A. Cline, 75, of Marcus, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Joyce Arlene Cline was born July 2, 1929, at Marcus, the daughter of Albert H. and Grace Elsie Cecelia (Wienk) Dorr. She was raised and educated in Marcus until her family moved to Bellevue, Neb., during World War II. Joyce graduated from Bellevue High School in 1946. Following the war she returned to Marcus...
Colleen Rhodes, 80, of Rockford, Ill., and formerly of Le Mars died today (Monday), Nov. 1, 2004, at St. Ann's Nursing Home in Rockford, Ill.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Clara Stopak, 89, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at the Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. The former Clara Smolen was born Sept. 20, 1915, at Greeley, Neb., the first child of Thomas and Josephine (Pier) Smolen. Clara married Steve Stopak on July 26, 1942 in Phoenix, Ariz. ...
Mary G. Van Es
Mary G. Van Es, 54, of Sioux Center, died Thursday afternoon, Oct. 28, 2004, at the Sioux Center Community Nursing Facility. Mary Gail (Vant Hul) Van Es was born Jan. 5, 1950, in Orange City to Bill and Mildred Vant Hul. She spent her formative years in Alton and graduated from Floyd Valley High School with the Class of 1968...