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Obituaries from January 2005

Jerome Hellman (01/31/05)
Jerome Hellman, 70, of Spokane, Wash., and a Le Mars native, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in Spokane. Jerome Hellman was born June 11, 1935, in Le Mars, the son of Bernard and Caroline (Kosse) Hellman. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School until 1949. On Sept. 25, 1953, he married Lavonne Schaffer in Sioux City. They lived in Sioux City until the late 1970s when they moved to Spokane, where Jerome continued to drive his truck until 2000...
Chuck Renken (01/28/05)
Charles "Chuck" Renken, 50, of Chatsworth, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his residence. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. today (Friday) at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m., followed by a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Chalice presentation at the church...
George G. Case (01/27/05)
George G. Case, 82, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital, in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Kenneth P. Bohlke (01/26/05)
Kenneth Peter Bohlke, 73, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, of cancer. Ken was born June 23, 1931, in Le Mars, the son of Joseph and Mary Mueller Bohlke. He married Kathleen Golden on Jan. 28, 1952, in Le Mars. He attended Morningside College in Sioux City on a football scholarship, playing under the legendary coach, George Allen. ...
Juanita G. McLagan (01/26/05)
SIOUX CITY -- Juanita G. McLagan, 74, of Sioux City, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Juanita McLagan as born July 24, 1930, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Louis C. and Esther A. (Hansen) Christensen. She married Clayton L. McLagan on Aug. 7, 1949, in Sioux City...
Urban H. Wiederholt (01/25/05)
Urban H. Wiederholt, 78, of Le Mrs, and formerly of Oyens, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Gradus Verrips (01/25/05)
Gradus Verrips, 95, of Sioux Center, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Central Reformed Church in Sioux Center with the Rev. Van Rathbun and the Rev. Joel Bensema officiating. Internment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Sioux Center. Visitation will be held at Memorial Funeral Home Tuesday rom 2 to 8 p.m., with family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m...
Marie E. Heeren (01/24/05)
Marie E. (Hultgren) Heeren, 92, of Akron, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at the Akron Care Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Heeren. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. Burial was in Union Creek Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was after noon Sunday at the Carlson Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron, with the family present after 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Barbara L. Wells (01/24/05)
SIOUX CITY -- Barbara L. "Bobbi" Wells, 75, of Sioux City, died at her home surrounded by her family on the morning of Jan. 21, 2005. Barbara L. "Bobbi" Wells was born Aug. 15, 1929, in Remsen, the daughter of Harold and Fairy (Paulin) Mulford. She attended country school and graduated from Union Consolidated High School. After attending Morningside College, she graduated from Mrs. Edwards Business School and worked for New York Insurance Company...
Jack W. Rickabaugh (01/24/05)
Jack W. Rickabaugh, 86, of Minnetonka, Minn., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at his residence, after several years of struggling with his health. Jack Wilson Rickabaugh was born Sept. 20, 1918, in Le Mars, the son of Claude and Hazel Rickabaugh. He lived out his childhood and teen years in Le Mars, graduating from Central High School in 1936...
Jo Ann C. Reistoffer (01/21/05)
Jo Ann Celesta (Schreier) Reistoffer, 73, of Granville, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Survivors include her husband, Vernon, of Granville. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. ...
Darrel W. Dempster Sr. (01/21/05)
Darrel W. Dempster Sr., 79, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at his residence with his family at his side following a lengthy illness. Darrel Wayne Dempster was born Jan. 23, 1925, on a farm in Union Township, Plymouth County, the son of Henry and Mary Faye (Burrill) Dempster. He grew up in Union Township and graduated from Union Township High School...
Shirley E. Keenan (01/21/05)
Shirley E. Keenan, 82, of South Sioux City, Neb., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at a South Sioux City retirement home following a brief illness. Shirley Keenan was born Aug. 22, 1922, in St. Paul, Minn., the daughter of James A. and Kathern (Carney) Lauson. ...
Ralph W. Wilcox (01/20/05)
Ralph W. Wilcox, 95, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Rock Branch United Methodist Church, rural Correctionville. Burial will be in Rock Branch Fairfield Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m today (Thursday), with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Randy D. Zemanek (01/20/05)
ALCESTER, S.D. -- Randy D. Zemanek, 47, of Alcester, S.D., died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in Akron. Survivors include his wife, the former Lanea Rose. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. ...
Ayden Astidias (01/18/05)
Ayden Astidias, five-month-old son of of A.J. and Keri (Klein) Astidias of Le Mars, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Werner P. Hoffman (01/18/05)
Werner Paul "Vener" Hoffman, 99, of Sioux City, and a Le Mars area native, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery, with graveside military rites. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel in Sioux City, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Masonic service at 7 p.m...
Paige L. Myers (01/17/05)
Paige Louise Myers, 3-month-old infant daughter of Josh Myers and Brandi Lander, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 2005, at her home in Akron. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with the family present at the Waterbury Funeral Service in Sergeant Bluff. Visitation continues Wednesday 10 a.m. at the church in Akron with the family present...
Fred H. Elsen (01/17/05)
Fred H. Elsen, 95, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Fred H. Elsen was born Oct. 3, 1909, in Le Mars, the son of Carl B. and Dena (Jessen) Elsen. Fred graduated from high school in Le Mars in 1930 and later attended Western Union (Westmar) College in Le Mars...
Elizabeth C. Kellen (01/17/05)
Elizabeth C. Kellen, 102, of Alton, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, following a brief illness. The former Elizabeth C. Stoll was born Jan. 23, 1902, at rural Hospers, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Goschey) Stoll. ...
Joan M. Johnson (01/17/05)
Joan M. Johnson, 66, of Merrill, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, on her family farm, embraced by the Lord and surrounded by her family. Joan Marilyn Clark was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Sioux City, the daughter of Lyman and Ayleen (Hamilton) Clark. She was raised in the Merrill area and graduated from Merrill High School. ...
Gladys M. Williams (01/17/05)
Gladys M. Williams, 84, of Merrill, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Gladys M. Williams was born June 12, 1920, in Hawarden, the daughter of Richard and Margaret (Johnson) Giffrow. She grew up on a farm near Akron, and had lived in the Sioux City and Merrill area since 1937. She married Donald G. Williams Sept. 20, 1941, in South Sioux City, Neb. He died Dec. 21, 1962, in Eagle Grove...
Wally Krause (01/13/05)
Waldemar W. "Wally" Krause, 80, of Akron, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at his residence. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Big Springs Baptist Church, rural Alcester, S.D. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Alfred E. Hoschler Post 186 of Akron. Burial will be at a later date...
James Schumacher (01/13/05)
James Schumacher, 70, of Le Mars, and formerly of Remsen, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Remsen City Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends after 6 p.m. and a prayer service Friday at 7 p.m...
Phyllis J. Anderson (01/13/05)
HAWARDEN -- Phyllis J. (Hoogland) Anderson, 73, of Hawarden, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Grace Hill Cemetery...
Elmer F. Anderson (01/13/05)
Elmer F. Anderson, 86, of Akron, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the Akron Care Center. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Jean Conner. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church E.L.C.A. in Akron. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Albert E. ...
Tom Martin (01/13/05)
Tom Martin, 80, of Westfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholi Church in Akron. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present after 6 p.m. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m, all at Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Mildred Ahlers (01/10/05)
Mildred A. Ahlers, 77, of Le Mars died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Herman A. Heeren (01/10/05)
Herman A. Heeren, 97, of Le Mars, died early Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Herman Albert Heeren was born April 14, 1907, on the family farm in Johnson Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of John and Edith (Harms) Heeren. Herman was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Johnson Township. He attended country school in Johnson Township. Following his education, Herman began farming with his father on the family farm...
Robert J. Tucker (01/10/05)
Robert James Tucker, 84, of Alamagordo, N.M., and formerly of Akron, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Harriet Moore. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home in Alamogordo...
Lana Blizzard (01/10/05)
FAIRBANKS, AK -- Lana Laurene Blizzard, a longtime resident of Fairbanks, Alaska, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in Mountain Home, Idaho, while visiting for the holidays. She was born Lana Laurene Grego on Feb. 8, 1926, in Woodriver, Neb., the daughter of Sam and Bessie Grego. She was the oldest of eight children, one brother and six sisters...
Helen P. Hebeler (01/10/05)
Helen P. (Rollins) Hebeler, 90, of Akron, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hebeler. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron, with burial in Riverside Cemetery at Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present after 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel, in Akorn...
Harold T. Flink (01/10/05)
HAWARDEN -- Harold T. Flink, 87, of Hawarden, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Survivors include his wife, the former Katherine Norberg. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Big Springs Baptist Church in rural Alcester, S.D. Burial was in Big Springs Baptist Cemetery. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden was in charge of arrangements...
Lester Konz (01/10/05)
Lester Konz, 82, of Alton, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Lester Konz was born July 17, 1922, at rural Alton, the son of Math and Anna (Mousel) Konz. Lester was raised in the Alton area and received his education at St. Mary's Academy in Alton. He then assisted his brother Leonard in farming near Alton. He had been a resident of Brentwood Good Samaritan Center since Nov. 27, 1996...
William 'Bill' Wallenburg (01/10/05)
HAWARDEN -- William "Bill" Wallenburg, 79, of Hawarden, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at American Lutheran Church in hawarden. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery at Hawaden. Visitation begins at noon Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and visitation with the family until 8 p.m. at the Porter FUneral Home in Hawarden...
Milo Schlesser (01/07/05)
Milo V. Schlesser, 90, of Struble, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars. Milo V. Schlesser was born Nov. 14, 1914, on the family farm near Struble, the son of John and Julia (O'Hare) Schlesser. He grew up near Struble and attended country school for a few years and completed his education at St. Joseph's Parochial School in Le Mars. He served his country, during World War II with the U.S. Army in Europe, primarily in France and Germany. ...
Mary C. Vollmecke (01/06/05)
Mary C. Vollmecke, 92, of Fort Atkinson, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Ossian Senior Care Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Church in Fort Atkinson, with burial in Fort Atkinson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday at the Cherkly Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson...
Sheryl J. Belfrage (01/05/05)
Sheryl J. Belfrage, 49, of Sergeant Bluff, and formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Evelyn L. Bedard (01/05/05)
HAWARDEN -- Evelyn Louise (Beauchene) Bedard, 76, of Hawarden, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Hawarden. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
Myron E. Peterson (01/05/05)
HAWARDEN -- Myron E. Peterson, 85, of Hawarden, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Hawarden Community Hospital. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Hawarden, with burial in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation begins at noon Thursday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., followed by a visitation with the family until 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Frances E. Shrauger (01/04/05)
IOWA CITY -- Frances E. Shrauger, 89, of Iowa City, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill. The former Frances E. Kephart was born Feb. 21, 1915, in Riverside, the daughter of Henry A. and Violet (nee Safourek) Kephart. She was a graduate of the University of Iowa. Frances married Harold F. Shrauger Jr. in 1943...
Norma De Jager (01/03/05)
Norma De Jager, 70, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Pauline Sorensen (01/03/05)
Pauline Rebecca Sorensen, 92, formerly of Sioux City, entered into eternal life on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Pauline was born May 29, 1912, on her family farm, six miles southwest of Lake Preston, S.D., the daughter of Peder and Hilma Sophia (Bern) Nelson. She attended elementary school in Lake Preston and high school in Sioux Falls, S.D., graduating from Washington High School...