Obituaries from February 2005
Marvin Schwebach, 63, of Coon Rapids, Minn., and formerly of Alton, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at the home of his brother Rodney near Alton. Marvin Schwebach was born Jan. 26, 1942, at rural Alton, the son of Theodore and Nathalia (Steichen) Schwebach...
Sena M. Pageler
Sena M. Pageler, 101, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Sena M. Oltmanns was born April 18, 1903, in Jever Oldenburg, Germany the daughter of Bernhardt and Katherina (Sidden) Oltmanns. As a small child, Sena immigrated with her family to the United States and settled on a farm east of Craig. ...
HAWARDEN -- Merva (Rozell) Hartman, 89, of Hawarden, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill" Hartman. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. Burial was in Grace Hill Cemetery at Hawarden. Visitation began at noon Sunday, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Bernadine M. Christoffel
Bernadine M. Christoffel, 81, of Granville, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Bernadine M. Minten was born Feb. 4, 1924, at rural Alton, the daughter of Bernard and Emma (Konz) Minten. Bernie was raised in the Alton and Granville area and received her education in the rural school system, St. Mary's Academy in Alton and St. Joseph's Catholic School in Granville. She then did domestic work in the area...
Harry A. Reinholdt
Harry A. Reinholdt, 85, of Remsen, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Harry August Reinholdt was born May 23, 1919, in Henry Township, rural Plymouth County, on the family farm southeast of Remsen to August A. and Anna (Miller) Reinholdt. He graduated from Kingsley High School in 1937 and later attended Radio/Television Technical School in Los Angeles, Calif. He received his radio operator's license in June 1940...
Alice O. Ege
SIOUX CITY -- Alice Olga (Reich) Ege, 84, of Sioux City, and a former Plymouth County resident, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ege. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. ...
Harry A. Reinholdt
Harry A. Reinholdt, 85, of Remsen, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Jeffry Johnson, 59, of Le Mars, and a native of Hudson, S.D., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hudson Lutheran Church in Hudson, S.D. Burial will be in Eden Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Hudson, S.D...
Mildred J. Mortensen
Mildred J. Mortensen, 88, of Akron, formerly of Audubon, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Audubon, with the Rev. Dwayne Ferguson officiating. ...
Muriel Winquist, 96, of South Sioux City, Neb., and formerly of Akron, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Matney Colonial Manor in South Sioux City, Neb. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the First Baptist Church in Akron with Pastor Damon Green and Chaplain Glen Houts officiating. ...
Nathalia A. Schwebach
Nathalia A. Schwebach, 90, of Alton, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City. Nathalia A. Schwebach was born Oct. 9, 1914, at rural Alton, the daughter of Theodore and Alvina (Miller) Steichen. Nathalia was raised in the Alton area and received her education in both the rural school system and St. Mary's Academy in Alton until the sixth grade. She obtained her GED at the age of 71 from Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) in Sheldon...
David J. Roder
David J. Roder, 50, of Sioux City and formerly of Denver, Colo., and Remsen, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City, surrounded by his family. David J. Roder was born Dec. 4, 1954, at Le Mars, the son of Jerome "Jerry" and Pauline "Peg" (Frank) Roder. ...
Richard H. 'Dick' Hoss
Richard H. "Dick" Hoss, 85, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, surrounded by his family, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a massive heart attack. Richard H. Hoss was born Aug. 19, 1919, at Le Mars, the son of Hubert and Clara (Dennler) Hoss. He grew up in the Le Mars area and attended St. Joseph's Parochial School. During World War II, Dick served his country with the U.S. Army Air Corp...
Freyda (La Velle) Elizondo
Freyda (La Velle) Elizondo, 90, formerly of the Struble and Maurice area and Salix, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at her home at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting. The former Freyda T. DuVal was born July 21, 1914, near Sharps, the daughter of Robert and Bessie (Herring) DuVal. ...
Elwanda Willer, 81, of Phoenix, Ariz., and a former Akron area resident, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Hospice of the Valley in Glendale, Ariz. Elwanda Rose Hoogland was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Sioux County, the daughter of Jacob and Olga. She grew up in Sioux County and graduated from high school in Hawarden...
Avis L. Harms
SIOUX CITY -- Avis L. Harms, 83, of rural Sioux City, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Marie B. Hughes
Marie B. Hughes, 86, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Marie B. Hughes was born Sept. 18, 1918, at rural Lost Nation, the daughter of Phillip and Jane (McGonegle) McAndrew. Marie was raised on her parents farm outside of Lost Nation in Clinton County. ...
MARCUS -- Ed Schnoes, 81, of Marcus, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at his home in Marcus following a brief illness with cancer. Edward Jacob Schnoes was born June 30, 1923, at Granville, the son of Edward and Kathryn (Schlichte) Schnoes. He was educated in Granville and Marcus, graduating from high school in 1942. ...
Catherine 'Tene' Frank
Catherine "Tene" Frank, 94, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Catheerine "Tene" Frank was born Sept. 16, 1910, at rural Dell Rapids, S.D., the daughter of James and Katherine (Flanagan) Fitzgerald. ...
Elden A. Kounkel
Elden A. Kounkel, 91, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Marvin Siebens, 78, of rural Akron, died Sunday morning, Feb. 13, 2005, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel of Akron.
Milton Galles, 83, of Remsen, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Milton Galles was born Nov. 5, 1921, at rural Remsen, the son of Michael and Anna (Schneiders) Galles. Milton was raised in the Remsen area where he received his first two years of education at St. ...
Mabelle Juhl, 89, of Remsen, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Mabelle Juhl was born June 7, 1915, at rural Remsen, the daughter of August and Henrietta (Harms) Witt. Mabelle was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at the Marcus Public School from which she graduated in 1932. ...
Delores Zeig, 86, of Remsen, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Delores Zeig was born Dec. 5, 1918, at rural Oyens, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Staebell) Ludwig. Delores was raised in the Oyens area and received her eduation at St. ...
Elaine Homan, 92, of Remsen, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen Elaine Homan was born May 8, 1912, at Craig, the daughter of Peter and Rose (Wenner) Homan. In 1916, Elaine moved with her family from Craig to Remsen. ...
Raymond F. Baack
Ray Baack, 62, of Le Mars, died today (Friday), Feb. 11, 2005, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City.
Donald M. Harms
Donald M. Harms, 70, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at the Orange City Hospital in Orange City. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. James Tigges officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. ...
Carolene Petersen, 67, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at her residence.
Doobie Brothers Drummer Keith Knudsen Dies
(Editor's Note: Doobie Brother Keith Knudsen, who died Feb. 8, was a native of Le Mars and lived here until he was in the third or fourth grade when the family moved to Hawarden. His father, Charles Knudsen, is a resident of Kingsley. Keith Knudsen was initiated into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003)....
Myra L. Johnson
Myra L. Johnson, 86, of the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, formerly of Marcus, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Kenneth Ludwigs of rural Brunsville, died suddenly Sunday evening, Feb. 6, 2005, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, LaRae and son, Ronnie.
Blanche Siebens, 102, of Arma, Kan., formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at her granddaughter's home in Kansas. Blanche Siebens was born on Sept. 27, 1902, in Perry County near Adeyville, Ind., the daughter of Herbert and Leora (Clark) Cummins. In 1905, the family moved to Akron to find better farm land than was available in Indiana. She graduated from the Akron public schools and taught two years in a rural Hawarden school and three years in Portland Township...
Virgil Frerichs, 71, of Hinton, died suddenly, Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
LeOra C. Schmidt
APPLE VALLEY, Calif. -- LeOra C. Schmidt, 79, of Apple Valley, Calif., died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005. LeOra C. Schmidt was born in Remsen and moved to Montclair, Calif., in 1960. LeOra retired from Cutter Laboratories in Covina and resided the last 14 years in Apple Valley...
Blanche Siebens, 102, of Arma, Kan., formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at her home in Kansas.
Judy A. Beeck
Judy A. Beeck, 61, of Le Mars died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 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 in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Richard V. Garvin
MARCUS -- Richard V. Garvin, 75, of Marcus, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Richard Vincent Garvin was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Marcus, the son of Vincent L. and Luella (Grauer) Garvin. He grew up in the Marcus area and graduated from Holy Name High School. He served in the U.S. Marines from 1951 until 1953...
Kaleb D. Hargens
Kaleb D. Hargens, 4-month-old infant son of Jason and Kristi Hargens of Le Mars, died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Faith Miranda Lynn Valdes-Luna, 4-month-old daughter of Carolyn and Israel Valdes-Luna, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Faith Miranda Lynn Valdes-Luna was born Oct. 4, 2004, in Sioux City, the daughter of Carolyn (Brown) and Israel Valdes-Luna. Baby Faith will be deeply missed by her foster family, Mike and Sue Popken and their children, Jen, Jake, and Joe. ...
Norman W. Morehead
Norman W. Morehead, 76, of Merrill, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness.
Earl B. Haack
Earl Benjamin Haack, 81, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at 9:47 a.m. at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Earl was born Dec. 24, 1923, on a farm in Sioux County, the son of Claus and Margaret (Rumohr) Haack. He graduated from Remsen-Union High School in 1941...
CHARLES CITY -- Eva Boge, 81, of Charles City, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Eva Susan Huckle Boge was born Dec. 13, 1923, at Le Mars, the daughter of Aloysius and Catherine (Bender) Huckle. She graduated from Le Mars High School. On Sept. 2, 1947, she was united in marriage to Eugene Boge. They lived in North Buena Vista until 1949 when they moved to a farm north of Charles City where they would spend their lives together...
Colette A. Schiefen, 89, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The former Colette Ann Nepple was born Oct. 26, 1915. on the family farm in Carroll County, just east of Templeton. She received her education at the parochial school in Templeton. As a young woman, Colette moved to Merrill where she was the housekeeper for Msgr. Zeno Reising at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church for nine years...