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Obituaries from May 2005

Donald W. Krueger (05/31/05)
KINGSLEY -- Donald W. Krueger, 82, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at the Indian Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sioux City.
Betty L. Kluender (05/31/05)
SIOUX CITY -- Betty L. (Onnen) Kluender, 79, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of Sioux City and a Plymouth County native, died Thursday, May 26, 2005. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Glendale, Ariz. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the church...
Darlene D. Zoeller (05/31/05)
HAWARDEN -- Darlene D. (Beermann) Zoeller, 74, of Hawarden, died suddenly Saturday, May 28, 2005, at her residence. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden with the Rev. Loren Vogler officiating. Burial was in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation began at noon Monday, with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Ernestine Weiler (05/31/05)
Ernestine "Ernie" Weiler, 82, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Friday, May 27, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The former Ernestine Mary Player was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Camden, S.C., the daughter of William and Lillie (Loyd) Player. She grew up in Philadelphia, Pa., and graduated from Hallahan Catholic High School, which was an all girls school. ...
Robert E. Marienau (05/31/05)
SAN BERNADINO, Calif. -- Robert Marienau, 69, of San Bernadino, Calif., and formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in San Bernadino, Calif. Robert was born June 24, 1935, in McNally in Sioux County, the son of Bernard and Ida (Berg) Marienau. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended school in Brunsville. He was drafted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict...
Nina W. Featherston (05/25/05)
Nina W. Featherston, 80, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Kathleen M. Sawin (05/27/05)
KINGSLEY -- Kathleen M. (Gollhofer) Sawin, of Citrus Heights, Calif., formerly of Kingsley, died Nov. 9, 2004, at UCD Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. Her body was cremated. Burial of her cremated remains will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005, at St. Michael's Cemetery in Kingsley, with the Rev. Thomas J. Topf of St. Michael's Catholic Church of Kingsley officiating...
Lucille B. Mattas (05/27/05)
Lucille B. (Lehmann) Mattas, 91, of Grand Junction, Colo., and formerly of Merrill, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Mesa Manor Care Center in Grand Junction. Lucille Barbara Mattas was born on July 5, 1913 in Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob and Emma (Trometer) Lehmann. She graduated from Merrill High School in 1930 and then attended college. Lucille began her career as an educator teaching in area country schools and later earned a degree in special education...
Breiton S. Ackerman (05/26/05)
Breiton Scott Ackerman, four-year-old son of Brad and Beth Ackerman of rural Alton, is presumed to have died Sunday, May 22, 2005, in a drowning accident at rural Alton. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, with the Rev. David Heilman officiating. Visitation with the family will be today (Thursday), from 5 to 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church...
Richard L. Hanson (05/24/05)
Richard L. Hanson, 64, of Security, Colo., and formerly of Sioux City, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Security. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township, rural Le Mars, with the Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. Burial will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery...
Doris Vander Helm (05/26/05)
HAWARDEN -- Doris (Dowdy) Vander Helm, 76, of Hawarden, died Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation begins at noon today (Thursday), with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Francis N. Muller (05/26/05)
Francis N. Muller, 77, of Tempe, Ariz., and formerly of Remsen, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Ariz. Francis N. Muller was born Sept. 27,1927, in Marcus, the son of James P. and Agnes (Kass) Muller. Francis was raised in Remsen and received his education at St. ...
Arthur G. Krull (05/25/05)
SIOUX CITY -- Arthur G. Krull, 89, of Sioux City, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Bickford Cottage in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City with the Rev. Leo E. Kostizen of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m...
DelNar Kloster (05/25/05)
LONGMONT, Colo. -- DelNar Kloster, 72, of Longmont, Colo., and formerly of the Oyens and Orange City area, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Longmont, following an extended illness. Survivors include his wife, the former Charlene De Boer. Funeral services and burial will be in Longmont...
Robert Mentzer (05/24/05)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Robert Mentzer, 88, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Friday, May 20, 2005, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Lentzer is survived by two sisters, Clara Jumper of Newville, Pa., and Amy Becker of Le Mars; and one sister-in-law, Bobbie Mentzer of Zearing, Iowa...
Vernon Thill (05/25/05)
Vernon Thill, 88, of Remsen, died Sunday, May 22, 2005. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home...
Lucille B. Mattas (05/24/05)
Lucille B. (Lehmann) Mattas, 91, of Grand Junction, Colo., formerly of Merrill, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Mesa Manor Care Center in Grand Junction. Funeral services are pending with the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Sandra K. Liston (05/20/05)
HAWARDEN -- Sandra Kay (Wycoff) Liston, 57, of Hawarden, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Bryan LGH Hospital in Lincoln, Neb., following heart surgery. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Satuday at American Lutheran Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Jeff Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden. Visitation wiill be from noon to 4:30 p.m. today (Friday) at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. tonight at the church...
Wesley L. Loutsch (05/19/05)
Wesley L. Loutsch, 21, of Remsen, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, near St. Joseph, Mich., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident while en route to Detroit, Mich., to compete in a national Society of Automotive Engineers student competition...
Ethel A. Hodge (05/19/05)
Ethel A. (Albert) Hodge, 94, of Kingsley, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Embassy Nursing and Rehab Center in Sergeant Bluff. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley with the Rev. Doug Ro of Siouxland Hospice officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home...
David A. Hoxsie (05/17/05)
David Allen Hoxsie, 51, of Cherokee, and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, May 16, 2005, at his mother's home in Le Mars following a courageous battle with cancer.
Noah D. Jenness (05/18/05)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Noah Douglas Jenness, infant son of Douglas and Michelle (Lehrman) Jenness of Kansas City, Mo., was stillborn Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Truman Medical Center in Lee Summit, Mo. Survivors include his parents, Douglas and Michelle (Lehrman) Jenness; a stepbrother, Brandon Jenness of Kansas City, Kan.; two stepsisters, Tara Hahn of Oklahoma and Courtney Jenness of Lee Summit, Mo.; maternal grandparents, James and Linda Lehrman of Le Mars; paternal grandmother, Lucille Jenness of Lee Summit, Mo.; maternal great-grandmothers, Bernice Lehrman and Maxene Wessels, both of Le Mars.. ...
Elmer G. Plueger (05/16/05)
Elmer G. Plueger, 91, of Merrill, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
V.J. Doud (05/17/05)
Verdon "V.J." Doud, 81, of Le Mars, died peacefully, at his home Monday morning, May 16, 2005, following a lengthy illness. Verdon "V.J." Doud was born Nov. 14, 1923 at Oyens, the son of Jacob and Kathryn (Orban) Doud. V.J. grew up in the Oyens area and attended St. Catherine's Elementary School in Oyens and graduated from St. Mary's Parochial School in Remsen in 1941...
Elmer Borchers (05/16/05)
Elmer Borchers, 89, of Hawarden, and formerly of Akron, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at the Hillcrest Care Center in Hawarden. Elmer Louis John Borchers was born Oct. 3, 1915, in Akron, the son of John F. and Katherine (Reemts) Borchers. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith. ...
Dean R. Lubben (05/16/05)
Dean Ray Lubben, 49, of Johnston, Colo., and a Le Mars area native, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at his home in Johnstown, Colo. Dean Ray Lubben was born born April 11, 1956, in Le Mars, the son of Raymond and Dorothy (Willer) Lubben. Dean grew up on a farm near Brunsville, and graduated from Le Mars Community High School. He attended and graduated from Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City, with a degree in electronics and computer programming. ...
Maynard J. Frank (05/16/05)
Maynard John Frank, 73, of Hinton, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today (Monday) at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the Revs. Craig Bock and Kris Persaud officiating. Visitation with the family present will be from 6 p.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Mary H. Rehder (05/13/05)
HAWARDEN -- Mary H. (Peterson) Rehder, 73, of Hawarden, died Tuesday, May 5, 2005, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today (Monday) at American Lutheran Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Jeff Swanson officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church...
Vivian A. Bortscheller (05/13/05)
Mrs. Joseph (Vivian) "Putch" Bortscheller, 92, of Le Mars, died Friday May 6, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. The former Vivian A. Treinen was born Dec. 27, 1912, at Alton, the daughter of Peter and Lucy (Greff) Treinen. ...
Evelyn Riemenschneider (05/13/05)
SIOUX CITY -- Evelyn Riemenschneider, 86, of Sioux City, and a Kingsley native, died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City with the Rev. Alex T. Washington officiating. Entombment will be in Logan Park Mausoleum...
Robert L. Bitterly (05/13/05)
Robert L. "Bitz" Bitterly, 69, of The Villages, Fla., and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, May 2, 2005, in Summerfield, Fla., following a lengthy illness. Robert L. Bitterly was born Jan. 7, 1936, in Waterloo, the son of Fern and Elmer Bitterly. He attended school in Waterloo, and graduated from West Waterloo High School. He served his country in the United States Army and later in the Reserves. He married Charm Lorraine Riddle on Dec. 23, 1961, at Anthon, Iowa...
Helen L. Hunt (05/13/05)
Helen L. (Thorman) Hunt, 91, of Granville, died suddenly Saturday, May 7, 2005, at the Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with Msgr. Kenneth Seifried officiating. ...
William F. Grosenheider (05/12/05)
William F. Grosenheider, 83, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion. ...
Terry A. Bertrand (05/06/05)
Terry Allen "Red" Bertrand, 55, of Merrill, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at the family farm. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City with Elder Ronnie Thompson Jr. of Belmonth Park Kingdom Hall of Jehova's Witnesses in Lincoln, Neb., officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery at Merrill. Visitation with the family present will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at the funeral home...
Vedeane J. Colt (05/05/05)
Vedean J. (Blanchard) Colt, 72, of Akron, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Akron Care Center in Akron following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron with Msgr. Richrd Zenk officiating. ...
Clara W. Nussbaum (05/02/05)
Clara W. Nussbaum, 93, of Le Mars died today (Monday), May 2, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Virgil T. Ross (05/03/05)
Virgil T. Ross, 91, of Akron, and formerly of Westfield, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral servies will be at 2 p.m. Thusday at the Westfield Congregational United Church of Christ in Westfield, with the Rev. Steven Jewitt officiating. ...
Gerald J. Kenaley (05/02/05)
Gerald Joseph Kenaley, 85, of New Buffalo, Mich., a former longtime Le Mars resident, died Saturday, April 30, 2005, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Michigan City, Ind. He was born April 4, 1920, at Oto to Joseph Leo and Josephine Margaret (Sullivan) Kenaley. ...
Evelyn I. Bindner (05/02/05)
ALTON -- Evelyn I. (Streff) Bindner, 86, of Alton, died Thursday, April 28, 205, at Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, with the Rev. John Vakulsaks officiating. ...