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Obituaries from April 2005

Irene M. MaComb (04/29/05)
Irene M. MaComb, 86, of Le Mars, died suddenly on Thursday, April 28, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ with the Rev. Dean Goebel officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars. ...
Gertrude Zinn (04/28/05)
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Gertrude Zinn will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Le Mars. Gertrude G. Zinn, 91, of Iowa City, and a longtime Le Mars, resident, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Windmill Manor in Coralville after a lengthy illness...
Ann M. Mousel (04/28/05)
ALTON -- Ann M. (Malget) Mousel, 94, of Dyersville, and formerly of Alton, died Tuesday, Aprl 26, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center - Dyersville, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, with the Rev. ...
Charlotte M. Koch (04/26/05)
Charlotte M. Koch, 89, of Remsen, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Charlotte M. Koch was born June 4, 1915, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Ernest and Anna (Klaschen) Koch. Charlotte was raised in the Remsen area and received her education in both the rural school system and Remsen Public School from which she graduated in 1933. ...
Harold Mouser (04/26/05)
Harold Mouser, 82, of Remsen, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen Harold Mouser was born May 5, 1922, at rural Hartley, the son of Lee and Ruby (Gunning) Mouser. At the age of two, Harold moved with his family to near Sutherland, where they lived for one year and then moved to Primghar. ...
Hjordis Peterson (04/26/05)
SUN CITY, Ariz. -- Hjordis Peterson, 102, of Sun City, Ariz., died Thursday, April 14, 2005, at her home in Sun City. Hjordis Peterson was born Nov. 29, 1902, in Skedsmo, Norway, the daughter of Hilmar Jorgensen Strom and Tonette Mathias (Glendrange). She trained in Oslo, Norway, as a registered nurse, and immigrated by boat to the United States in 1927. She worked as a nurse for more than 65 years...
Joseph 'Joe' Loutsch (04/25/05)
Joseph J. "Joe" Loutsch, 45, of Akron, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 22, 2005, from injuries suffered in a farming accident…
Doris M. Bergner (04/25/05)
BEND, Ore. -- Doris M. Bergner, 71, of Bend, Ore., and a Remsen native, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Bend, Ore…
Eugene 'Gene' Buhman (04/22/05)
Eugene "Gene" Buhman, 65, of Le Mars, died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
David O. Sardeson (04/21/05)
SIOUX CITY -- David O. Sardeson, 75, of Sioux City, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Indian Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness…
Patricia A. Eastlack (04/22/05)
BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Patrcia Ann Eastlack, 59, of Bellevue, Neb., died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Bellevue, Neb…
Lester Stevens (04/25/05)
Lester Stevens, 92, of Westfield, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab in Sioux City. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel in Sioux City.
Julia L. Taylor (04/22/05)
Julia L. (Welch) Taylor, 89, of Akron, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron with the Rev. Craig Collison of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City, officiating. ...
Wesley Liston (04/21/05)
HAWARDEN -- Wesley Liston, 78, of Yachats, Ore., and formerly of Hawarden, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at his residence. The remains were created and memorial services are planned for this summer in Panora, Iowa.
Ernest Schweitzberger (04/20/05)
Ernest "Ernie" Schweitzberger, 95, of Kingsley, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Paul Evans officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Stanley E. Davis (04/20/05)
Stanley Eugene Davis, 84, of Jacksonville, Fla., and formerly of Hinton, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005. Services were held March 3 at North Jacksonville Chapel of Peoples Funeral Home, where Dr. Terry Gore officiating. Family graveside services were held March 4 at Florida's National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., with military rites...
Dorothty Mueller (04/20/05)
PERRY, Iowa -- Dorothy Mueller, 84, of Perry, and a former Le Mars resident, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Dorothy Karns Shivvers Mueller was born April 11, 1921, in Pleasantville. She was later adopted into the family of Ralph W. ...
Blanche K. Kramer (04/18/05)
Blanche K. Kramer, 93, of Hinton, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at her home in Hinton. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jason Gutzmer of the Hinton United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Jared P. Bootsma (04/19/05)
IRETON -- Jared Peter Bootsma, 29, of Grand Island, Neb., and formerly of Ireton, died suddenly Saturday, April 16, 2005, in a farm accident at his acreage near Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden with the Rev. ...
Former Westmar president dies in Texas (04/18/05)
Laurence Christian Smith, 84, who served as president of Westmar College from 1968 to 1976, died Monday, April 4, 2005. Born in Pontiac, Mich., on Aug. 1, 1920, he received his A.B. in 1946 from York College in Nebraska, and an M.A. and Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Nebraska. While at York College he met his future wife of 61 years, Maurine Marvel...
Amanda E. Litterick (04/18/05)
Amanda E. Litterick, 101, of Sioux City, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, in Sioux City. Amanda was born March 31, 1904, in Sioux City, the daughter of Nels and Malena (Eide) Carlson. She lived in Sioux City until Jan. 18, 1922, when she married John Litterick in Sioux City. The couple lived on the same farm north of Sioux City for over 50 years. Several years after the death of her husband, Amanda moved to Hinton where she lived for 18 years until her health began to fail...
Blanche K. Kramer (04/18/05)
Blanche K. Kramer, 93, of Hinton, died Friday, April 15, 2005, at her home in Hinton. Blanche Kathleen Kramer was born May 26, 1911 at Sunnyside, Wash., the daughter of Charles and Mary E. (Vetter) Brown. When Blanche was a young girl, the family moved to a farm west of Le Mars. Blanche attended country school near her home and would later work as a housekeeper for neighboring families...
Pearle C. Higman (04/18/05)
Pearle C. Higman, 90, of Akorn, went to join her Lord on April 16, 2005, at her home in Akron. Pearle Claire Jorgensen Hansen Higman was born Dec. 22, 1914, on a farm near Viborg, S.D., in Turner County, the daughter of Christian and Mathida (Hansen) Jorgensen. ...
Jane Staab (04/18/05)
Jane Staab, 48, of Remsen, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a brief illness. Jane Staab was born June 14, 1956, at Le Mars, the daughter of Richard and Elaine (Tentinger) Staab. Jane was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. ...
Francis N. Muller (04/18/05)
Francis N. Muller, 77, of Tempe, Ariz., and formerly of Remsen, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will be in the parish cemetery...
Duwane B. Waddell (04/13/05)
Duwane B. Waddell, 69, of Westfield, died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital following an extended illness. Duwane B. Waddell was born June 1, 1935, in Sioux City, the son of Denver and Lydia (Borcherding) Waddell. Duwane and Beverly Hughes were united in marriage on Nov. 19, 1954, at Glendale Baptist Church in Sioux City. The celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last November...
Ernest O. Nagel (04/14/05)
Ernest (Ernie) O. Nagel, 97, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Ernest was born Sept. 22, 1907, at rural Moville, the son William and Martha (Rippke) Nagel. He was raised in the Moville area and lived there until his marriage to Irene Bornholtz on Sept. ...
Richard Hawkins (04/14/05)
Richard Hawkins, 87, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Richard H. Hawkins was born Dec. 13, 1917, in Le Mars, the son of Albert and Annie (Zimmerman) Hawkins. Richard was baptized and confirmed at the Seney United Methodist Church. ...
Martha Kriege (04/14/05)
Martha Kriege, 98, of Remsen, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Friday 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...
La Donna Connor (04/14/05)
La Donna "Donna" Connor, 71, of Remsen, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with burial in the parish cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Sunday 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...
Richard Hawkins (04/13/05)
Richard Hawkins, 87, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Robert J. Hansen (04/12/05)
SIOUX CITY -- Robert J. "Bob" Hansen, 68, of Sioux City, and a Plymouth County native, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Spirit of Life Lutheran Church in Sergeant Bluff with the Rev. ...
Diane Dreckman (04/12/05)
Diane Dreckman, 58, of Le Mars, died suddenly Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Survivors include her husband Dennis of Le Mars.
Alice R. Lang (04/11/05)
Alice R. Lang, 97, of Vermillion died Friday, April 8, at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center. Alice Minerva Richey Lang was born February 8, 1908 in Le Mars, the daughter of Dr. Milton W. Richey and Odessa (Harris) Richey. She grew up in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School. She continued her education at Ward Belmont College in Nashville, Tenn., and graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She taught for several years in country schools...
Philip L. Bay (04/08/05)
Philip L. Bay, 70, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in Arizona. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery at Akron. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday, with a Scripture service at 10:30 a.m. at the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
William J. 'Bill' Clarey (04/08/05)
William J. "Bill" Clarey, 77, of Akron, died Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. William J. "Bill" Clarey was born March 9, 1928, on a farm southeast of Akron, the son of Edward Clifford and Iva (Belt) Clarey. He attended country school near Akron. He was united in marriage to Iona "Nonie" Trometer on Nov. 3, 1948, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. His wife died April 6, 2001, in Akron...
Jashua J. Clark (04/07/05)
Jashua James Clark, 27, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, April 5, 2005 near Akron. Jashua James Clark was born Dec. 27, 1977, in Le Mars, the son of Deborah Kellen and Loren Clark. He was raised in Le Mars and was educated in the Le Mars Community Schools. Following school, he worked at Advance Brands in Orange City and NorAm Cold Storage in Le Mars. He was presently employed as a leadman at Golden Crisp in Sioux Center, Iowa...
Lee M. Liston (04/06/05)
HAWARDEN -- Lee Morris Liston, 92, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and formerly of Hawarden, died Monday, April 4, 2005, at his residence in Waterford at All Saints in Soux Falls. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Stuart Schreur officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Ireton. Visitation begins at noon today (Wednesday), with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Porder Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Thomas H. Beaulieu (04/06/05)
Thomas H. Beaulieu, 89, of Hinton, died Sunday, April 3, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale, rural Merrill, with the Rev. William A. McCarthy officiating. Buiral will bein St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil prayer service will be held at 7 p.m...
Lillian M. Kehrberg (04/04/05)
Lillian M. Kehrberg, 81, of Le Mars passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2005 at the Good Samaritan Village, Brentwood Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars with the Rev. ...
Leslie J. Lorensen (04/04/05)
Leslie J. Lorensen, 84, of Akron, died Saturday, April 2, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron, with the Rev. William Kallestad officiating. Burial will follow in Plymouth Presbyterian Church Cemetery, rural Le Mars...
Benjamin H. Koerselman (04/01/05)
Benjamin H. Koerselman, 76, of Merrill, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his home in Merrill. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Dale Fopma officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. Monday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present after 6 p.m. Monday to greet friends followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service...
Lowell M. Benson (04/04/05)
JACKSON, Minn. -- Lowell M. Benson, 77, of Jackson, Minn., died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the Jackson Good Samaritan Center in Jackson. Lowell Michael Benson was born May 1, 1927, in Le Mars, the son of Willard and Martha (Reard) Benson. He graduated from St. ...
Faye J. Dunn (04/04/05)
MARCUS -- Faye Joan Dunn, 73, of rural Marcus, died Friday, April 1, 2005, at her home following a lengthy illness. Faye was born Aug. 9, 1931, on a farm in Capel Township, Sioux County, the daughter of Marion and Sophia (Van Wyk) De Graaf. She graduated from Orange City High School in 1950. After graduation, she worked at the Sioux County Courthouse...
Donald J. Traurig (04/01/05)
Donald J. Traurig, 53, of Cape Coral, Fla., and a former Le Mars resident, died unexpectedly Dec. 17, 2004. Survivors include his father, Adolph Traurig of Sioux City; his mother, Margaret of Dubuque; a sister, Patricia Markevicius of Chicago, Ill.; brothers, Buddy of Cape Coral, Fla., James Michael of Grinnell; Kevin of Cape Coral, Fla., Tom of Lake Orion, Mich., and Robert of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews...
Leona S. Sitzmann (04/01/05)
Leona Sitzmann, 93, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Good Samaritan Village, Brentwood Center, in Le Mars. The former Leona Susan Nuebel was born June 19, 1911, just south of Le Mars in America Township, the daughter of Frank and Josephine (Meis) Nuebel. ...
Esther Schnepf (04/01/05)
Esther Schnepf, 89, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at the Assumption Home in Cold Spring, Minn. Mary Esther Schnepf was born April 29, 1915, at St. Killian, Minn., the daughter of Aloysious H. and Kathryn (Freking) Koopman.  When she was a young girl, she came to Le Mars for elementary school, living with her grandparents during the school year, until her parents moved back. Esther graduated high school from St. Joseph's Parochial School in Le Mars...