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Obituaries from September 2005

Margaret Lucas Riedel (09/30/05)
Margaret (Lucas) Riedel, 89, of Memphis, Tenn. and formerly of Remsen, died peacefully at her residence in Memphis on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005. Margaret was born Jan. 10, 1916, in Remsen, the daughter of John and Kathryn (Delperdang) Lucas. Margaret was raised in Remsen where she received her education at St. ...
Dors A. Vanderhaar (09/30/05)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Doris A. (Grahlmann) Vanderharr, 76, of Lincoln, Neb., died Aug. 21, 2005. She was a 1948 graduate of Le Mars High School. Memorial and graveside services were at Fairview Cemetery in Lincoln, Neb.
Nina Impecoven (09/29/05)
Nina Impecoven, 93, of Dayton, and formerly of Galva and Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton. Nina Impecoven was born Aug. 6, 1912, in Britton, S.D., the daughter of William K. and Katie L. (McLeod) Patterson. She graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1931...
Lillian M. Davidson (09/29/05)
RINGSTED -- Lillian M. "Kitty" Davidson, 83, of Ringsted, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Prince of Peace Nursing Home in Sioux Falls, S.D., following complications from lung disease and kidney failture. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Presbyterian Church in Ringsted, with the Rev. Susanne Wobig officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery in Ringsted. There will be no visitation. The Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Dale Klemme (09/27/05)
Dale Klemme, 69, of Akron, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at the Black Hawk Care Center in Lake View.
Robert J. 'Bob' Wells (09/27/05)
Robert J. "Bob" Wells, 62, of Reno, Nev., formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005 at West Palm Beach, Fla.
Fernando Hernandez (09/27/05)
Fernando Hernandez, 29, of Sioux City, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at his home.
David P. Stock (09/27/05)
David P. Stock, 60, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 at his home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Cornerstone World Outreach, 6000 East Gordon Drive, Sioux City, with the Rev. Larry Gordon officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. ...
Leonard J. Kommes (09/27/05)
Leonard J. Kommes, 56, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy battle with cancer. Leonard Joseph Kommes was born Jan. 27, 1949, in Le Mars, the son of Albert and Mabel (Luken) Kommes. He was raised in the Le Mars area and graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School. Following his education, Leonard was employed with Merrill Plumbing...
Elizabeth Dykstra (09/27/05)
Mrs. Albert (Elizabeth) Dykstra, 82, of Orange City, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital Nursing Facility in Sioux Center. Elizabeth was born June 1, 1923, at Orange City, the daughter of Martin and Gertrude (Siebersma) De Jager. She was raised in Orange City, where she graduated from the Christian School...
Mary Pat Rolfes (09/26/05)
ST. PETERS, Mo. -- Mary Pat Rolfes, 55, of St. Peters, Mo., and a former Le Mars resident, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. The former Mary Pat Lemon was born June 27, 1955, in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was a homemaker and was a member of Sts. Joachim and Ann Catholic Church in St. Charles, Mo...
Joyce M. Stilen-Wachter (09/26/05)
Moyce M. (Lunsford) Stilen-Wachter, 49, of Akron, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, in Spirit Lake of injuries suffered in a road construction accident. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron, with the Rev. David Hussman officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Monday) at the funeral home...
Leonard J. Kommes (09/26/05)
Leonard J. Kommes, 56, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Lillian Davidson (09/26/05)
RINGSTED, Iowa -- Lillian Davidson, 82, of Ringsted, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Prince of Peace Nursing Home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Eydie Boothe (09/23/05)
Eydie Marie Cook Boothe, 48, of Ireton, and formerly of Sioux City, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at the Hawarden Hospital in Hawarden from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident south of Ireton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City with the Rev. Paul A. Speidel of Union Township Presbyterian Church, rural Le Mars, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City...
Dale Johnson (09/23/05)
Dale Johnson, 75, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Dale was born Sept. 10, 1930, in rural Kingsley, the son of Arthur H. and Lillian (Hamil) Johnson.  He was the second of four children. ...
Harvy G. Lias (09/22/05)
Harvey G. Lias, 81, of Akron, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church, with the REv. laurice Streyffeler officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Albert E. ...
Bonnie J. Hammerstrom (09/21/05)
Bonnie Jean (Raby) Hammerstrom, 75, of Plant City, Fla., and formerly of Akron and Sioux City, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at her residence following brain surgery for cancer. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Calvin Chapel of First Presbyterian Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. William Love officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Merrill. Visitation with the family present will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Leo Freking (09/21/05)
Leo Freking, 86, of Le Mars, died today (Wednesday) Sept. 21, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation at the Feuerstein Funeral Home will be after 2 p.m. Thursday, with a rosary at 4 p.m., the Scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m., and a Knights of Columbus rosary at 8 p.m...
Linda McManaman (09/21/05)
HAWARDEN, -- Linda (Vogelzang) McManaman, 52, of Hawarden, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. LeRoy Seuntjens officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday at the church...
Cletus V. Schiltz (09/20/05)
Cletus V. Schiltz, 73, of Remsen, died peacefully the morning of Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Aug. 14, 2005 in Merrill. He was surrounded by his wife and family at the time of his death...
Evelyn K. Andersen (09/20/05)
Evelyn K. (Swisher) Andersen, 83, of Sioux City, and a Merrill native, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) at the Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City, with the Rev. Paul Speidel officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation was from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, with the family present after 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Martha M. 'Marty' Weibel (09/20/05)
SIOUX CITY -- Martha M. "Marty" Weibel, 91, of Sioux City, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City following a lengthy illness. The former Martha M. Jander was born Feb. 27, 1914, in Remsen, the daughter of Fred and Mayme (Shea) Jander. ...
Carol Messenger (09/19/05)
Carol Leora (Kohler) Messenger, 56, of Edmond, Okla., died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Mercy Health Center in Edmond after a 10-year struggle with breast cancer. Carol L. Messenger was born Feb. 5, 1949, in Le Mars, the daughter of Elmer and Rosalia (Munhoven) Kohler...
Reinhold 'Reinie' Witt (09/19/05)
Reinhold G. "Reinie" Witt, 99, of Sioux City, formerly of Akron, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Reinhold G. "Reinie" Witt was born July 23, 1906, on the family farm near Akron, the son of Albert and Mary (Stoehr) Witt. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. ...
Lawrence 'Larry' J. Donlin (09/15/05)
MONROE, Wis. -- Lawrence "Larry" J. Donlin, 66, of Monroe, Wis., and formerly of Merrill, died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at his home. A memorial Mass will be held at 12 noon Saturday, Sept. 17, a Our Lady of The Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill...
Florence M. Thoms (09/15/05)
Florence M. Thoms, 92, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Florence Mildred Brown was born Nov. 24, 1912, at Sunnyside, Wash., the daughter of Charles and Mary (Vetter) Brown. As a young girl, Florence and her family moved to a farm southwest of Le Mars, in Washington Township, Plymouth County where she attended country school...
Darrell R. Easton (09/14/05)
Darrell R. Easton, 66, of Akron, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Darrell R. Easton was born Jan. 5, 1939, on a farm near Merrill, the son of G. Roger and Elsie M. (Johnson) Easton. Shortly after his birth, he moved with his family to a farm near Westfield. He attended country school near Westfield and later Westfield High School. He joined the Army National Guard as a teenager...
Arnold Tonner (09/13/05)
Arnold Tonner, 72, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept 12, 2005 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Lucille Angus (09/12/05)
Lucille (Wurth) Angus, 89, of Le Mars, and formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., died today (Monday), Sept. 12, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, with a family rosary at 7 p.m. A private family burial will be held Wednesday at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Oyens...
Pearl D. Fokken (09/12/05)
Pearl D. Fokken, 91, of Kingsley, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Private family graveside services will be at a later date. The Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting the family with arrangements.
Anthony Ambramo (09/12/05)
Anthony Abramo, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at the Royal C. Johnson Memorial Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., following a brief illness. Anthony (Tony) Samuel Joseph Abramo was born on April 27th, 1939 in Sioux City, the son of Samuel and Violet (Wolfe) Abramo. He was raised in Sioux City and attended Heelan High School...
Kenneth M. Junck (09/12/05)
Kenneth M. Junck, 64, of rural Hinton, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Calvary Lutheran Church in Sioux City with the Rev. David Schoop officiating. Burial was in Radamacher Cemetery, rural Hinton. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Robert G. Kirgan Jr. (09/09/05)
Robert G. IKirgan Jr., 46, of rural Hinton, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hawkeye Club, 420 Jones St., Sioux City. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel...
Catherine M. Ogren (09/09/05)
Catherine Mary Ogren, 87, of Marcus, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at her residence after an extended illness. Catherine was born Sept. 20, 1917, in Marcus, the daughter of Alfred and Aramita (Peavey) Pitts. After graduating from high school, Catherine attended Iowa Teachers' College in Cedar Falls before teaching four and half years at the Tilden #2 Rural School in Cherokee County. ...
Martha F. Eberhard (09/07/05)
Martha F. Eberhard, 100, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church (Johnson Township), rural Merrill, with the Rev. Peter Boe officiating. ...
James J. Alesch (09/08/05)
James J. Alesch, 74, of Marcus, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Jim was born Dec. 25, 1930, in rural Marcus, the son of Henry J. and Rosemary (Lauters) Alesch. He graduated from Holy Name High School in Marcus after which he served in the U.S. Army. He married Margaret Kellen on Feb. 14, 1956, in Le Mars. Following their marriage, they farmed the Marcus area until 1993, retiring to town in 2001. ...
Robert W. Plendl (09/07/05)
Robert W. Plendl, 76, of rural Hinton, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at his home following a lengthy illness. Robert W. Plendl was born May 16, 1929, at James, the son of Leo J. and Maude (Yount) Plendl. He attended country school and graduated from Hinton High School in 1946. He later received his bachelor of arts degree from Morningside College in 1949...
Grace M. Holdcroft (09/06/05)
Grace M. (Crittenden) Holdcroft, 97, of Kingsley, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley. Graveside services were at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) in Arlington Township Cemetery at Moville. There was no visitation. Arrangements were under the direction of Rohde-Earnest Funearl Home in Kingsley...
Alice M. Schiefen (09/06/05)
Alice M. (Ronan) Schiefen, 89, of Hawarden, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, at Morningside Manor Care Center in Alcester, S.D. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hawarden with the Rev. LeRoy Seuntjens officiating. Burial was in Grace Hill Cemetery at Hawarden. Visitation was from noon to 4 p.m. Monday at Poirter Funeral Home in Hawarden, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church...
Florence J. Kindig (09/06/05)
Florence J. (Jarrett) Kindig, 81, of Kingsley, diied Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, at Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Kingsley with the Rev. Paul Evansd officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 2 p.m. today (Tuesday), with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Floyd M. Miller (09/01/05)
Floyd M. Miller, 83, of Le Mars, died Wednesda, Aug. 31, 2005, at Good Samaritan Village, Brentwood Center, in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending and are under the direction of the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Viola F. Kramer (09/01/05)
Viola F. Kramer, 86, of Kingsley, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday 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 (Thursday), with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Edna Hasenbank (09/01/05)
Edna Hasenbank, 92, of Akron, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church E.L.C.A. in Akron. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday, with the family present after 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron...