Obituaries from April 2006
Russell D. Kroepel
Russell D. Kroepel, 67, of Le Mars, and formerly of the Ireton area, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a lengthy ilness. The Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Russell's family with funeral arrangements...
Rollin J. Tindall
Rollin J. Tindall, 76, of rural Akron, died today (Thursday), April 27, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church of Le Mars with the Rev. Mike Janes officiating.
Albert Hansen, 89, of Alton, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at Orange City Municipal Hospital at Orange City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 1, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, with the Rev. John Vakulskas and the Rev. James Tigges officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Alton...
Patty Mae Rice
Patty Mae Rice, 79, of Matador, Texas, and a former Le Mars resident, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at her residence in Matador. Patty was married to Raymond Rice on Oct. 21, 1949, in San Diego, Calif. She was a homemaker and made her home in numerous parts of the country married to a career military husband. Mr. and Mrs. Rice had lived in Le Mars, and Reno, Nev., before moving to Matador about two years ago...
Marie L. Mura
Marie L. Mura, 87, of John Knox Village and formerly of Kansas City, Mo., and Le Mars, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Wilshire at Lakewood in Lee's Summit, Mo. Mrs. Mura graduated from St. Teresa's Academy and attended Mount St. Mary's College in California. She graduated from New Rochelle College in New York and also obtained her degree in elementary eduction from Avila College...
Charles 'Chuck' Neubrand
Charles "Chuck" Neubrand, 58, of Clearwater, Fla., and a former Le Mars resident, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at his residence. There will b e a celebration of his life at an opne house at the family residence in Clearwater on Saturday, April 29. The family will bring his remains back to Le Mars in June for a memorial service mass and a celebration of his life at St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. A complete obituary will be published at that time...
Sheila A. Nemmers
Sheila A. Nemmers, 60, of Burnsville, Minn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 22, 2006. She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Nemmers (a 1959 Le Mars High School graduate); a son, Scott and his wife, Carol; a daughter-in law, Jenna; grandchildren, Alissa and Jessica; her mother, Lucille Hawkins; a sister, Sharon Hawkins; a brother,Gary Hawkins, and a niece, Meghan Besonen...
Shaelly Beth Rausch
Shaelly Beth Rausch, 36, of Abilene, Texas, died April 23, 2006, at a local hospital in Abilene. Shaelly was born Oct. 24, 1969, in Rockwell City, Iowa, the daughter of Janet and Frank Rausch. She graduated from Abilene Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas, and graduated from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas, with a teaching degree. Shaelly taught English at A.J. Breismeister Middle School in Seguin, Texas, for seven years...
Warren E. Baker
Warren E. Baker, 78, of Hawarden, formerly of the Craig area, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at his home in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig, with the Rev. Marvin Mueller officiating. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow the service prior to burial at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars...
Ambrose 'Amos' Block
Ambrose "Amos" Block, 84, of Hospers, died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Orange City Municipal Hospital in Orange City. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers with the Rev. John Vakluskas officating. Burial was in St. Anthony Cemetery in Hospers...
Arlys JoAnn (Hanno) Norman
Arlys JoAnn (Hanno) Norman, 73, of St. Joseph, Mo., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at her home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. The body was cremated under the direction of Gladden-Stamey Funeral Home in St. Joseph...
Wallace Baack, 91, of Hinton, died suddenly Thursday, April 20, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Wallace Walter Baack was born Sept. 19, 1914, on the family farm in Liberty Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Henry and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Bock) Baack. Wally was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. His parents farmed west of Merrill, where Wally received his education at Liberty Consolidated School...
William D. Butler
William D. Butler 69, of Sioux City, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital. Bill was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Hornick, the son of John and Hazel Butler. He graduated from Hornick High School in 1954. He then enlisted in the Marine Corps and was stationed in Hawaii until 1957...
Marsha Kay Gernand
Marsha Kay Gernand, 57, of Le Mars, and a former resident of Hamburg, Sioux City, and Branson, Mo., died April 17, 2006, at the University of Iowa Medical Center in Iowa City. Marsha was born July 20, 1948, in Hamburg, the daughter of Arnold James and Innis Marie (Brown) Gardner. She graduated from Hamburg High School with the class of 1966. She was united in marriage to Dwight A. Gernand on June 29, 1989, at First Baptist Church in Hamburg...
Alice May Klein
Alice May Klein, 50, of Stafford, Texas, and a Remsen native, died Monday, April 17, 2006, in Missouri City, Texas.
Jean O. Kleihauer
Jean O. Kleihauer, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Lillian Mohning, 75, of rural Remsen, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at her home following a lengthy illness.
Norma Jean Feauto
Norma Jean (Hill) Feauto, 76, of Sioux City, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Akron, with Msgr. Richard Zenk officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Nancy Kaye Gralapp
Nancy Kaye Gralapp, 55, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Friday, April 14, 2006, as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. The former Nancy Kaye Steuben was born Oct. 24, 1950, in Hartley, the daughter of Gene and Shirley (Schoenewe) Steuben. ...
Sgt. Daniel L. Sesker
Sgt. Daniel L. Sesker, 22 of Ogden, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, near Baghdad, Iraq, as the result of a roadside bomb explosion. Daniel LaVerne Sesker was born April 15, 1983, in Boone, the son of Mysty Harper-Stumbo and Dennis Sesker. He graduated with the Ogden High School class of 2001 and attended college at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge...
Raymond N. Ahlers
Raymond N. Ahlers, 84, of Granville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at his home near Granville. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Richard Ball officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville. ...
Leonard J. Kilker
Leonard Kilker, 80, of Le Mars died Friday April 7, 2006 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Leonard John Kilker was born June 2, 1925, on the family farm in America Township east of Le Mars, the son of George Kilker, Sr. and Barbara (Roerig) Kilker. ...
Clarence J. Schroeder
Clarence J. Schroeder, 99, of Le Mars, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Clarence J. Schroeder was born Dec. 23, 1906, at rural Remsen, the son of John and Mary (Loutsch) Schroeder. Clarence was raised on a farm southeast of Remsen and was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Angeline Klein, 84, of Granville, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at Westwood Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville...
Margaret R. Thorp
Mrs. Terry (Margaret R. "Marg" Olejniczak) Thorp, 57, of Le Mars, and formerly of South Sioux City, Neb., died Saturday, April 8, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital following a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in South Sioux City. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 5 to 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, 3220 Stone Park Blvd., Sioux City...
Leonard J. Kilker
Leonard Kilker, 80, of Le Mars, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Thelma H. Ladeberger
Thelma H. Ladenberger, 94 of San Diego, Calif., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the Point Loma Convalescent Home in San Diego. Thelma Hanno Ladenberger was born on Dec. 14, 1911, in the Le Mars area, the daughter of John Henry and Marie (Dornbush) Hanno. She attended local schools and later received a degree in teaching from Western Union College (Westmar College) in Le Mars. She later taught elementary school near McCallsburg, Iowa...
Allan R. 'Bic' Bertram
IRETON -- Allan R. "Bic" Bertram, 73, of Ireton, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, following a sudden illness. Allan R. "Bic" Bertram was born on the Bertram family farm north of Ireton, on Aug. 16, 1932, the son of Lorenz and Dorothy (Nicholson) Bertram. ...
MARSHALL, Minn. -- Emma T. Miller, 100, of Marshall, Minn., died Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Minneota Manor at Minneota, Minn. Emma Therea Miller was born March 8, 1906, at Marshall, Minn., the daughter of William Sr. and Selma Marie (Weidauer) Seiler. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith, and attended country school near her parents' farm...
Evelyn C. Heuertz
Evelyn Heuertz, 88, of Le Mars, died Tuesday April 4, 2006, at Good Samaritan Village (Brentwood) in Le Mars. The former Evelyn C. Tentinger was born May 1, 1917, on the family farm in Fredonia Township, north of Remsen, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Ludwig) Tentinger. ...
SWANVILLE, Minn. -- Ivan Schultz, 87, of Swanville, Minn., died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at his residence as a result of a farm accident. Ivan was born Aug. 15, 1918. in Merrill, the son of Charles & Helena (Lippke) (Kehrberg) Schultz. He attended country school near Merrill, and was a member of Stanton Evangelical Church. ...
Claude H. Bortscheller
MARCUS -- Claude H. Bortscheller, 90, of Marcus, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus,. Claude was born July 15, 1915, in Le Mars, the son of Frank and Rosalia (Heissel) Bortscheller. He grew up in Oyens area, graduating from St. Catherine's in Oyens. On Sept. 2, 1940, he married Irene E. Rupp at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cherokee. After their marriage they lived and farmed in the Oyens area until moving to the Marcus area upon their retirement in 1981...
Raymond J. Renken
Raymond J. Renken, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at his home in Le Mars. Raymond John Renken was born Oct. 17, 1913, on the family farm to Herman and Anna (Brabander) Renken. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Grant Township. He attended country school in Grant Township...
Irene Frances Lee
PAYSON, Ariz. -- Irene Frances Lee died peacefully Friday, March 31, 2006, at the Hospice Care Clinic in Payson, Ariz., following an eight-month battle with cancer. Irene was born Jan. 29, 1923, the daughter of Ulrich and Anna (Lubben) Kock on the family farm near Le Mars. In 1946 she married George Lee. They made their home in Le Mars where Irene was a homemaker...
James M. 'Jim' Hawks
James M. "Jim" Hawks, 80, of Akron, died Friday, March 31, 2006, at his residence. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron with the Rev. Jean Morse of Trinity Luthean Church, E.L.C.A., officiating. Military rites were conducted by American Legion Hoschler Post 186 of Akron. Visitation was Sunday, with the family present at 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home...