Obituaries from January 2006
Sylvia Arline (Rhodes) Morris, 84, of Pico Rivera, Calif., and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Kindred Hospital in La Mirada, Calif., following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the Mauer-Johnson Family Gathering Room. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
HARTLEY -- Helga Johnson, 97, of Hartley, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital.
The Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars, Iowa is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Martha M. Gengler
Martha Mary Gengler, 84, of Remsen, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2006, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars, surrounded with the love of her family. Martha Mary Gengler was born April 15, 1921, at rural Remsen, the daughter of John "Jack" and Clara (Niehus) Loutsch. ...
Carol M. Lang, 64, of Le Mars, died today (Friday), Jan. 27, 2006, at her home.
James H. Scheitler
James H. "Jim" Scheitler, 67, of rural Le Mars, died Saturday Jan. 21, 2006, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. James Henry Scheitler was born Oct. 26, 1938, in Plymouth County, near Oyens, the son of Leo and Della (Kramer) Scheitler. He grew up in the Oyens area and graduated from elementary school at St. Catherine's Parochial School. He then became engaged in farming and took over the operation of the family farm in the Oyens area. ...
Harry Schultz, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Morningside Nursing and Rehab in Sioux City.
Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Joyce E. Port
Joyce E. (Neunaber) Port, 79, of Akron, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron, with the Rev. Laurice Streyfeller officiating. ...
Merl L. Fickbohm
Merl L. Fickbohm, 93, of Akron, died peacefully Jan. 23, 2006, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. A Celebration of Life service will be at 10;30 a.m. Friday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, S.D., with Neil Peck officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery...
Henrietta "Snook" Campbell, 81, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Tuesday Jan. 24, 2006 at her residence, of an apparent heart attack. Henrietta Campbell was born June 26, 1924, in Marion Township, Plymouth County, the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Theisen) Campbell. ...
Raymond Lee Swartout, 85, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at Life Care Hospital in McAllen, Texas, after a brief illness. Ray was born March 11, 1920, to Henry and Orpha Stormont Swartout. He married Mae Snelling Huff Jan. 22, 1947, in New York State. She died in 1977. He later married Mary Barinsky Feb. 24, 1979, in Akron...
Harlan J.H. Ruble
Harlan J.H. Ruble, 76, of Cherokee, and formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at his home in Cherokee following a one-year illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with the Rev. Jim Steen and the Rev. Woody Clauson officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present 6:30 to 8 p.m...
Virginia Lee Ohlson
Virginia Lee Ohlson, 46, of Chicago Heights, Ill., and formerly of Cherokee, departed this world on Jan. 13, 2006, after a 14-month battle with cancer. The former Virginia Tilton was born March 14, 1959, in Blue Island, Ill., the daughter of Charles W. and Charlotte F. (Stange) Tilton...
Genevieve A. Schultz
Genevieve A. Schultz, 76, of Riverside Calif., and formerly from the Le Mars area, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, Jan.4, 2006, at the Riverside Community Hospital in Riverside, Calif. Genevieve Ardeth Harms was born Oct. 5,1929, in Brunsville, the youngest child of Herman and Lillian (Grau) Harms. She was raised in Brunsville and graduated from Le Mars Community High School...
Caroline R. Irwin
ELK POINT, S.D. -- Caroline R. (Groenhagen) Irwin, 76, of Elk Point, S.D., died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at her residence under Hospice care, following a three-year battle with c ancer. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Speidel officiating. Graveside services were at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the funeral home...
IRETON -- Minnie Eisma, 82, of Ireton, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Minnie Eisma was born Dec. 11, 1923, at Hawarden, the daughter of William and Nellie (Wiersma) Sinkey. She attended country grade school and high school in Ireton. ...
Viola P. Peterson
Viola P. (Heuertz) Peterson, 91, of Sioux City, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City with the Rev. James Bruch officiating.
Judith Luna, 61, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at her home.
The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting her family with funeral arrangements.
Naomi M. Schwiesow
HAWARDEN -- Naomi M. (Waterman) Schwiesow, 88, of Hawarden, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. today (Monday) at the Associated Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Rick Kargard officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery at Hawarden. Visitation was Sunday, with the family present from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
HAWARDEN -- Ruth (Milbrodt) Heubrock, 87, of Hawarden, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Hillcrest Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Associated Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Rick Kargard officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery at Hawarden. Visitation began at noon today (Monday), with the family present from 7 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Mildred S. Peterson
Mildred S. Peterson, 89, of Remsen, died Friday Jan. 13, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, surrounded by family and friends. The former Mildred Sophia Nielsen was born Feb. 3, 1916, in Fredonia Township, north of Oyens, the daughter of Bonde and Laurentina (Kloster) Nielsen. ...
Junior 'Jay' Nelson Methus
NORTHWOOD -- Junior "Jay" Nelson Methus, 87, of Northwood, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood. Junior "Jay" Nelson Methus was born June 14, 1918, in Kidder, S.D., the son of Ole and Elsie (Purdy) Methus. He was baptized Dec. ...
Lila 'Belle' Terrell
Lila "Belle" (Kennett) Terrell, 82, of Merrill, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel in Sioux City, with the Rev. Alex T. Washington officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Marie F. Arndt Schneider
Marie F. Arndt Schneider, 97, of Hinton, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Marie was born Dec. 28, 1908, in Sloan, the daughter of Di "Bud" and Jessie (Pope) Thacker . She grew up in Leeds and graduated from Central High School. She moved to Hinton in 1927...
Sister Margaret Clare Dreckman
Sister Margaret Clare Dreckman, 89, of Dubuque, was called home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. Armella Dreckman, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Deters) Dreckman, was born March 10, 1916, in Le Mars. Upon graduation from St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Le Mars, Armella was awarded a scholarship to Briar Cliff College, but by September she knew the Lord was calling her to the convent. ...
Paulina M. Franks
Pauline M. Franks, 75, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2005, at The Abbey of Le Mars.
Services will be at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.
Thomas W. Flaherty, Jr.
Thomas William Flaherty, Jr., 83, of Houston, Texas, died peacefully with his family at his side on Jan. 5, 2006 ,after a battle with heart disease. Tom was born in Le Mars, on July 29, 1922, the son of Thomas William Flaherty and Cora Sullivan Flaherty...
1st Sgt. Tobias C. Meister
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, for 1st Sgt. Tobias C. Meister, a Jenks, Okla., soldier killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan Dec. 28, 2005. Services were held at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jenks. Burial followed at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow, Okla...
Archie C. Lyon
Archie C. Lyon, 81, of Le Mars, and formerly of Burke, S.D., died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease. Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Clausen Funeral Home in Burke, S.D...
Mavis A. Breuer
Mrs. Mavis Breuer, age 83, of Hull, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2006, at the Pleasant Acres Care Center in Hull. Mavis was born Sept. 5, 1922, at George, the daughter of Henry and Alice (Brommer) Hansmann. She grew up on a farm north of George and graduated from the George High School...
Edward l. Groetken
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Edward L. Groetken, 91, of Tucson, Ariz., a Le Mars area native, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, following a brief illness. An open house will be held noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at his residence in Tucson. Arrangements are under the direction of Bring's Broadway Chapel in Tucson...
J. Robert Foley
J. Rober Foley, 79, of Akron, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Akron Care Center in Akron. There will be no services or visitation. The body has been cremated and there will be a private family burial at a later date. Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel of Akron is in charge of arrangements...
Lavina (Chambers) Lewison, 77, of Akron, died Friday morning, Jan. 6, 2006, at her residence. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron with the Rev. Dawn Quame officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Akron....
Wilbur H. Miller
Wilbur H. Miller, 82, of Merrill died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Assumption Catholic Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Olson-Halweg Post 125 of merrill. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday, with a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Thomas M. Nipp
Thomas M. Nipp, 65, of Merrill, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Thomas Martin Nipp was born March 29, 1940, near Struble, the son of John and Anna (Buckley) Nipp. He graduated from Merrill High School in 1958. ...
Marianne L. Watson
Marianne L. Watson, 70, of Le Mars, and formerly of Fort Madison, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005, at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Marianne Louisa Watson was born Oct. 28, 1935, in E. St. Louis, Ill., the daughter of Frank Jr. and Margaret (Flack) Rountree. ...
Margaret M. Burns
Margaret M. Burns, , formerly of Prairie City, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls. Those left to honor her memory are her children, Fred Burns and his wife Carol Sue of Oran, Iowa and Bob Burns and his wife Natalie of Le Mars; three grandchildren, Rick Burns and his wife, Lori of Lee's Summit, Missouri, Dennis Burns and his wife, Julie of Janesville, Iowa and Norma Jean Orton and her husband Corey of Le Mars. ...