Obituaries from March 2005
Francis W. Delperdang
MARCUS -- Francis W. Delperdang, 82, of Marcus, died peacefully Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Francis was born June 24, 1922, at Le Mars, the son of Peter and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Meis) Delperdang. He attended school at St. Catherine's in Oyens. He received his GED in 1971...
Lowell M. Benson
JACKSON, Minn. -- Lowell M. Benson, 77, of Jackson, Minn., died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Jackson Good Samaritan Center. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Peter Schuster officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery in Jackson...
Gertrude G. Zinn, 91, formerly of Legacy Point in Iowa City, and a longtime Le Mars resident, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at Windmill Manor in Coralville after a lengthy illness. Gertrude was born Feb. 8, 1914, in Sioux Center, the daughter of Wietse and Anna (Vander Haak) Oordt. ...
Chester L. Dagle
HAWARDEN -- Chester L. "Chet" Dagle, 85, of Hawarden, died Monday, March 28, 2005, at Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at American Lutheran Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Jeff Swanson officiating. ...
Warren B. Hauff
Warren B. Hauff, 93, of Merrill, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Warren Breitwieser Hauff was born June 28, 1911 at Merrill, the son of Conrad and Claudia (Crouch) Hauff. Warren graduated from Merrill High School in 1929. Following high school, Warren attended the University of South Dakota where he belonged to Tri-Delta Fraternity. He later continued his studies at Morningside College in Sioux City...
Dick VanDer Stoep
IRETON -- Dick VanDer Stoep, 76, of Ireton, died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at his residence in Ireton. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Reformed Church in Ireton with the Rev. Doug Van Aartsen officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Charles F. 'Charlie' McMahon
Charles F. "Charlie" McMahon, 68, of Akron, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Akron Care Center. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron with the Rev. Richard Zenk officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present was after 5 p.m. Sunday, with a Scriptural wake services at 8 p.m. at the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Matilda V. White
Matilda V. White, 94, of Le Mars, formerly of Renwick, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Matilda Violet White was born Feb. 18, 1911, on a farm near Renwick, the daughter of Henry and Jennie (Rasmussen) Bram. She graduated from Vernon School in Humbolt County, Iowa in 1930. Prior to her marriage she worked as a housekeeper for various families in the area...
Wayne C. Knowles
IRETON -- Wayne C. Knowles, 85, of Ireton, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Memorial services were at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church in Ireton. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Bertram Post 276 of Ireton. The Porter Funeral Home of Ireton was in charge of arrangements...
Beatrice Borchers, 93, of Ireton, died today (Friday), March 25, 2005, at the Akron Care Center in Akron.
Harmon Chris Fokken, 86, of Remsen, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. Harmon was born Nov. 7, 1918, on a farm in Union Township in Plymouth County, the son of Chris and Laura (Wilson) Fokken. When he was two years old, the family moved to Raymond, S.D. Harmon was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was educated at the Logan Consolidated School. In 1934, the family moved back to Iowa and settled on a farm north of Hartley...
Harold L. Berkenpas
STERLING, Colo. -- Harold L. Berkenpas, 78, of Sterling Colorado, formerly of Le Mars, died Jan. 16, 2005. at the Living Center in Sterling, Colo. A memorial service was held at the United Methodist Church in Sterling on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 10:30 am to celebrate Harold's life as he truly touched the lives of many in the Sterling area...
Ernest Hubert, 93, of Westfield, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Craig Collison officiating. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), with a parish vigil service at 7 p.m. at Christy-Smith Berkemier Chapel in Sioux City...
Linda D. Pratt, 54, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly Sunday, March 20, 2005, at her residence in Kingsley. LInda was born July 26, 1950, in Sioux City, the daughter of Larry and Helen (Paling) Johnson. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City at mid-term in 1968. On Feb. 1, 1969, she married Garold Pratt. After their marriage, Linda and Garold lived on a farm north of Kingsley until 1996, when they moved to Kingsley. Garold died Nov. 28, 1996...
Donald R. Dougherty
IRETON -- Donald Royce Dougherty, 71 of Ireton, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at his residence following a lengthy illness with cancer. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Porter Funeral Home in Ireton. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with a flag presentation by the American Legion Bertram Post 276 of Ireton. Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Wayne C. Knowles
IRETON -- Wayne C. Knowles, 85, of Ireton, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, following a lengthy illness with cancer. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church in Ireton. Burial of the cremated remains will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Bertram Post 276 of Ireton. Arrangements are under direction of the Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Madison J. Schnetzer
Madison J. Schnetzer, infant daughter of Kristy Schnetzer and Jennifer Madden of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel in Sioux City. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home...
Terry L. Wachter
Terry L. Wachter, 55, of Akron, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron, with the Rev. David Husmann officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Akron with military rites conducted by the Albert E. ...
Thomas L. Miller
Thomas Lee Miller, 60, of Sioux City, and a former Le Mars resident, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at his residence. Thomas Lee Miller was born June 17, 1944, at Vanport, Ore., the son of Ralph Michael and Dorothy Marie (Hinken) Miller. The family moved to Le Mars when he was a young child. ...
Ed L. Greenleaf
Ed L. Greenleaf, 68, of Akron, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at his residence. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Burial was in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Akron, with military rites conducted by American Legion Albert E. Hoschler Post 186 of Akron...
Ramona Pecks, 86, of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 17, 2005 at Happy Siesta. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. ...
Jack Moritz, 74, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, in Rochester, Minn.
Gertrude M. Budden
Gertrude M. (Reim) Budden, 86, of Granville, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville with Msgr. Kenneth Seifried and the Rev. Robert Gralapp officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Granville...
Wendell Snow, 86, of Akron, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars, with military honors conducted by the Americn Legion albert E. ...
BLAIRSTOWN -- Edwin Niebuhr, 87, of Blairstown, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at St. Lukes' Hospital-Cedar Rapids, following a sudden illness. Edwin Henry August Niebuhr was born Sept. 25, 1917, on the family farm near Blairstown, the son of William and Johanna (Kluss) Niebuhr. He attended country school near his home and graduated from Blairstown High School. Edwin then took herdsman courses at Iowa State University for two winter quarters...
Glen M. Haage
Glen M. Haage, 78, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Glen Melvin Haage was born Nov. 7, 1926, on the family farm in Johnson Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Fred and Johanna (Kruse) Haage. ...
Darlene M. Thill
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Darlene M. Thill, 75, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Darlene Mary Bohlke, daughter of Edward and Cecilia (Lanners) Bohlke, was born All Saints Day, Nov. 1, 1929 in Le Mars. She grew up in Le Mars and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1946...
Wilbur McNear, 73, of Mapleton, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Onawa. Wilbur was born on April 18, 1931, in rural Anthon, the son of George and Marvel (Howard) McNear. He attended rural school through seventh grade and graduated from Oto High School in 1949...
Catherine M. Scholer
Catherine M. Scholer, 90, of Remsen, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Guild and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home...
LeRoy "Roy" Welter, 82, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. LeRoy George Welter was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Plymouth County, the son of George and Dora (Ruppert) Welter. He grew up in the Oyens and Le Mars area and was a lifelong Plymouth County resident. LeRoy married Rose Hoffman in 1939. He then served his country with the U.S. Army during W.W. II and was stationed in the Philippine Islands...
Maxyne Tolsma, 94, of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Maxyne Elizabeth Tolsma was born Aug. 13, 1910, in Adams County, Iowa, the daughter of Robert Maxwell and Besse Mae (Herring) DuVall. She was raised and educated in Corning...
Alice M. Lamoureux
Alice M. Lamoureux, 85, of Le Mars, and formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Alice M. Lamoureux was born March 18, 1919, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of August and Margaret (McLaughlin) Wiese. Early in her childhood, she moved with her family to South Hempstead, N.Y., where she attended school and graduated from East Rockaway High School. ...
Travis A. Nigg
Travis Allen Nigg, 22, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at his home in Le Mars. Travis Allen Nigg was born Sept. 23, 1982, in Thousand Oaks, Calif., the son of Danna Nigg. Travis moved with his grandparents, Craig and Ruth Nigg to Le Mars in 1993. ...
Melvin R. Marcotte
Melvin R. Marcotte, 76, of Vermillion, S.D., died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the Sioux Valley Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, S.D. Mel was born April 2, 1928, in Vermillion, the son of Leo and Dally (Seally) Marcotte. He graduated from the Vermillion High School, and married Dorothy Trudeau on May 29, 1950, in Vermillion...
Donald H. Binneboese
Donald H. Binneboese, 81, of Hinton, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at his home in Hinton.
Scott R. Hemmingsen
Scott Reid Hemmingsen, 52, of Akron, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, in Parsons, Kan. Scott was born Oct. 25, 1952, the son of Gail and Miriam Hemmingsen. Following his graduation from the Akron High School, he was an electronic technician for the U.S. Navy. Scott was an avid musician and toured with several popular musical groups in the 1970s...
Maxyne Tolsma, 94, of Le Mas, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars with the Rev. Dean Goebel officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars...
Lloyd P. Krug
Lloyd P. Krug, 55, of Remsen, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at his home near Remsen. Lloyd P. Krug was born Aug. 4, 1949, at Vinton, the son of Kenneth and Marjorie (Chizum) Krug. Lloyd was raised in the Garrison area and received his education at Garrison graduating from Garrison Consolidated School in 1967. He then attended Iowa State University at Ames, graduating in 1971 with a degree in farm operations...