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Obituaries from February 2006

Raymond C. Nipp (02/23/06)
Raymond C. Nipp, 70, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Raymond Claire Nipp was born March 17, 1935, in Irene, S.D., the son of John and Anna (Buckley) Nipp. He attended grade school at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars and later graduated from Merrill High School in 1954. ...
Arthur H. 'Art' Netley (02/22/06)
Arthur H. "Art" Netley, 88, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at the Akron Care Center in Akron, following a short illness. Arthur Henry Emil Netley was born Dec. 21, 1917, on the family farm near Lawton, the son of Frank and Amelia (Zieche) Netley. ...
Charlotte Pratt Furch (02/21/06)
Charlotte (Vannorsdel) Pratt Furch, 90, of Cannon City, Colo., and formerly of Kingsley, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Colorado Springs, Colo. Charlotte Vannorsdel was born Aug. 19, 1915, at Kingsley, the daughter of Roscoe and Viola (Sheeler) Vannorsdel. She attended Kingsley Public Schools...
Arthur Netley (02/21/06)
Arthur Netley, 88, of Akron, died today (Tuesday), Feb. 21, 2006, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron.
Diann Dorothy Hotovec (02/28/06)
LOVELAND, Colo. -- Diann Dorothy (Brent) Hotovec, age 57, of Loveland, Colo., died peacefully at home on Feb. 26, 2006, surrounded by her family after a courageous 28-month battle with non-smokers lung cancer. Diann was born Feb.18, 1949, in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Donald E. ...
Lois Boylan (02/28/06)
Lois Boylan, 96, of Le Mars, died Sunday Feb. 26, 2006, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Lois Elaine Scace was born Jan. 9, 1910, on a farm in Baker Township, O'Brien County, Iowa, the daughter of Fay and Bethany Elizabeth (Beers) Scace. ...
Olga Johnson (02/27/06)
Olga Johnson, 92, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars. Mrs. Johnson was born Dec. 23, 1913, in Ireton, the daughter of John and Margareta (Eilts) Peters. She was raised in the Le Mars area and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1933. Following her education, Olga worked at various places in the Le Mars area, with a number of those years at the Pantry Café...
Donna Jean Hemmelman (02/27/06)
Donna Jean Hemmelman, 55, of rural Le Mars, died Thursday Feb. 23, 2006, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, following a courageous battle with cancer. The former Donna Jean Schulz was born June 14, 1950 at Watertown, Wis., the daughter of Alvin and Evelyn (Haerterich) Schulz. ...
Arthur Netley (02/20/06)
Arthur Netley, 88, of Akron, died today (Tuesday), Feb. 21, 2006, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Arrangements are pending under the direction of the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron.
Charlotte Pratt Furch (02/21/06)
Charlotte (Vannorsdel) Pratt Furch, 90, of Cannon City, Colo., and formerly of Kingsley, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Colorado Springs, Colo. Charlotte Vannorsdel was born Aug. 19, 1915, at Kingsley, the daughter of Roscoe and Viola (Sheeler) Vannorsdel. She attended Kingsley Public Schools...
Elmer B. Klein Jr. (02/20/06)
Elmer B. Klein Jr., 64, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Elmer B. Klein Jr. was born May 20, 1941, at Le Mars, the son of Elmer and Melinda (Plathe) Klein. Elmer was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. He was then employed with his father in Klein Shelling and Painting in Remsen...
Martha M. Hodgen (02/20/06)
Martha M. Hodgen, 92, of Remsen, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006, atHappy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Martha M. Hodgen was born Oct. 14, 1913, at rural Remsen, the daughter of John and Catherine (Lenertz) Keffeler. Martha was raised in the Remsen area and received her education in both the rural school system and St. ...
Sister Gertrude Sitzmann, O.P. (02/20/06)
ADRIAN, Mich. -- Sister Gertrude Sitzmann, formerly known as Sister Robert Mary Sitzmann, died Feb. 11, 2006, at Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. She was 88 years of age and in the 64th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation...
Phyllis L. Davis (02/16/06)
Phyllis L. Davis, 82, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron with Neil Peck officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday with the family present after 6 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the funeral Saturday at the church...
Omar Jensen (02/15/06)
INWOOD -- Omar Jensen, 81, of Inwood, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D. Omar was born Sept. 9, 1924, near Canton, S.D., the son of Ole and Elina (Sween) Jensen. He married Doris Mae Helder on May 28, 1950, at the Bethel United Methodist Church. ...
Melvin H. 'Bud' Gearke (02/14/06)
Melvin Henry "Bud" Gearke died Feb. 7, 2006, at the age of 87 at his winter home in Scottsdale, Ariz. The son of Anna Heidbrink and Nate Gearke, Bud was born in Le Mars on May 28, 1918. Bud attended Le Mars Schools and graduated in 1935. He worked in his father's meat market known as Gearke Food Market. Bud enjoyed playing in an amateur hockey league at White Way east of Le Mars and also in cities across the state of Iowa...
Donald G. Gale (02/13/06)
Donald G. "Don" Gale, 46, of Akron, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at his residence.
Dorothy Harden (02/13/06)
Dorothy Harden, 81, of Aurelia, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident south of Aurelia. Dorothy Ann Lee was born Oct. 23, 1924, at Le Mars, the daughter of Orville and Bertha (Bartels) Lee. She graduated from Le Mars High School and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, for two years, and received her teaching certificate. Dorothy taught kindergarten at Lake View for two years...
Kevin D. Ten Napel (02/10/06)
IRETON -- Kevin Dean Ten Napel, 43, of Ireton, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at Sioux Center Community Hopsital in Sioux Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Reformed Church In Ireton with the Rev. Norlyn Van Beek officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Ireton. Visitation will be this afternoon (Friday) with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under direction of Porter Funeral Home of Ireton...
Lois Y. Clark (02/09/06)
Lois Y. "Dotty" (Hitzemann) Clark, 90, of Akron, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron, with Neil Peck, lay pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Thursday), with the family present after 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel, in Akron...
Marie Rembe (02/08/06)
SIOUX CITY -- Marie Rembe, 84, of Sioux City, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mmeyer Brothers Morningside Chapel (formerly Nelson-Berger Mornngside Chapel) in Sioux City. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Amanda Haage (02/07/06)
Amanda Haage, 83, of rural Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at her residence. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (Preston Township), rural Akron. The Rev. Jerry Crow will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery...
Marls B. Goodrich (02/09/06)
Marls B. Goodrich, 92, of Merrill, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, at Springfield, Mo. Marls B. Goodrich was born April 24, 1913, near Adaville, the son of Burton and Lila (Herren) Goodrich. He married Burnace M. Hamilton April 5, 1937, at Sioux City. He lived in the Adaville area until moving to Springfield, Mo., two years ago...
Henry Berkenpas (02/07/06)
Henry Berkenpas, 88, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb, 6, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital following a brief illness.
Wayne Hastings (02/08/06)
Wayne E. Hastings, 88, of Lompac, Calif., and a former Le Mars area resident, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at the Convalescent Cre Center in Lompac. A native of Waukon, Iowa, Wayne was born Jan. 21, 1917, to Dr. E. W. and Helen Miller Hastings. He completed elementary and secondary schooling in Waukon, graduating in 1934. ...
Gilbert H. 'Gib' Vondrak (02/07/06)
Gilbert H. "Gib" Vondrak, 77, of Merrill, and formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wendesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux city. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery under the direction fo Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City. ...
Vincent E. Geary (02/06/06)
Vincent E. Geary, 85, of Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown, and formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, of pneumonia at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Des Moines after a lengthy illness. Vincent was born Nov. 20, 1920, in Sioux City, the son of John and Agnes McLaughlin Geary. He proudly served in the Marines during World War II in the Pacific Theater...
Verjean Kleinhesselink (02/02/06)
Verjean Kleinhesselink, 65, of Le Mars, died today (Thursday), Feb. 2, 2006, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Meggann M. Brown (02/02/06)
Meggann M. Brown, 25, of Westfield, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at the Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn., following a lengthy battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron with the Rev. ...
Loretta C. Hansen (02/06/06)
FORT DODGE -- Loretta C. Hansen, 88, of Fort Dodge, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Loretta C. Fiedler was born Oct. 7, 1917, on the family farm at Oyens. She attended St. Catherine's School in Oyens. On November 23, 1943 she was united in marriage to Cletus Hansen at St. Catherine's Church in Oyens and they established their home on a farm near Oyens. Later they moved to Carroll where they made their home until 1968, when they moved to Fort Dodge...
Helga Johnson (02/02/06)
HARTLEY -- Helga Johnson, 97, of Hartley, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley, with the Rev. David Ericksen officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley. ...
Mary J. Bates (02/03/06)
HOMER, Neb. -- Mary Jean Bates, 74, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Homer, Neb., died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006, in an Omaha hospital. Mary Jean was born July 10, 1931, in Homer, Neb., the daughter of Herman and Alice M. (Harris) Appleton. She was employed as a relief operator at Zenith Corporation. ...
Kathryn Blum (02/02/06)
Kathryn Blum, 95, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen following a lengthy illness. Kathryn Blum was born Nov. 6, 1910, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Peter and Catherine (Weiler) Thill. She was raised in the Remsen area and received her education in both the rural school system and St. ...
Marvin L. "Sonny" Nemmers (02/02/06)
Marvin "Sonny" Nemmers, 76, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lingering illness. Marvin Leo Nemmers was born March 6, 1929, in Le Mars, the son of Leo and Lucille (Walsh) Nemmers. He grew up in Le Mars and graduated from St. ...
Anthony J. Kosse (02/01/06)
Anthony J. Kosse, 83, of Hillsboro, Ore., and a Le Mars native, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. Mr. Kosse was born July 23, 1922, in Le Mars. He moved to Portland, Ore., in 1952 and was a furniture mover and truck driver for Lyons Van & Storage for 26 years. He moved to Hillsboro, Oregon in 1980...
Dean Pelz (02/01/06)
Dean Pelz, 67, of Bloomington, Minn., and a former Le Mars resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005. Dean was a former chairman of the music department of Le Mars Community High School from 1972 through 1988. During his tenure at Le Mars, Dean conducted the Cadet and Varsity Bands. He was the principal instructor for woodwinds at the high school...
Marvin 'Sonny' Nemmers (02/01/06)
Marvin "Sonny" Nemmers, 76, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lingering illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with military honors provided by Wasmer Post 241 of the American Legion...