Obituaries from September 2006
Wesley 'Gene' Nugent
Wesley "Gene" Nugent, 74, of Yankton, S.D., and formerly of Sioux City and Hinton, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006, at his home after a lengthy illness, with his wife at his side. Gene, the youngest son of Charles and Minnie (Noble) Nugent, was born in Cannelton, Ind., on April 25, 1932. Gene, his parents, and two older brothers moved from Cannelton to Bronson during the depression. As a child, he attended Leeds Country Schools and graduated from Leeds High School...
Eleanor Borchers Heeren
Eleanor Borchers Heeren, 90, of Dubuque, and former longtime resident of Sloan and Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at Luther Manor in Dubuque. Eleanor was born June 15, 1916, in Sloan, the daughter of Eugene and Anna (Richards) Dubois. She graduated from high school and attended business school in Sioux City. She married Jack Borchers in Le Mars and after his death, she later married Norman Heeren in Le Mars...
Richard L. 'Dick' Holmes
Richard L. "Dick" Holmes, 65, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, at his home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars officiating. Visitation will be Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Robert P. Hughes
Robert P. Hughes, 58, of Norfolk, Neb., and a former Le Mars and Remsen area resident, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Norfolk. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. today (Wednesday), with a vigil service at 7 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under direction of Howser-Fillmer Mortuary in Norfolk...
Eleanor Louise Heeren
Eleanor Louise Heeren, 90, of Dubuque, and formerly of Sloan and Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006,at Luther Manor in Dubuque.
Funeral arrangemenets are pending with Wood Funeral Home in Sloan.
Sylvia T. (Kramer) Treinen, 103, of Le Mars, died Saturday Sept. 23, 2006, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. The former Sylvia Theresa Kramer was born July 20, 1903, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Henry and Justina (Foerster) Kramer. She was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen and St. Angela Academy (Class of 1921) in Carroll...
Gwen Lynn Grage
Gwen Lynn Grage, 32, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly yet peacefully, in her sleep at her home in Le Mars Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, when the angels took Gwen back home to the Lord. Gwen Lynn Grage was born July 5,1974, at Sioux City, the daugther of Gary and Rosie (Heidesch) Grage. ...
Frieda M. Onken
Frieda M. Onken, 92, formerly of Craig, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Frieda Meta Onken was born December 13, 1913, near Akron to Johannes and Clara (Mangelsen) Kluver. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Church (Preston Township) near Akron, Frieda attended country school near her home...
Larry W. Miller
Larry W. Miller, 66, of Collinsville, Okla., and formerly of rural Merrill, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at a hospital in Tulsa, Okla.
Charles 'Charlie' Kriege
Charles "Charlie" Kriege, 63, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at his home in Remsen after a lengthy battle with cancer. Charles Kriege was born May 29, 1943, in Le Mars, the son of Lloyd and Martha (Konz) Kriege. Charlie was raised near Remsen and received his first four years of education in the rural school system. ...
Mrs. Louis (Cecilia) Goergen, 88, of Remsen, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen following a lengthy illness. Cecilia Goergern was born July 13, 1918, at Medernach, Luxemburg, the daughter of John B. & Mary (Elsen) Muller. ...
Ruth Ann Horton
Ruth Ann Horton, 96, of Le Mars, and formerly of Merrill, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home and will continue until service time...
Dona L. Engle
Dona Lee (Dirks) Engle, 63, of Sioux City, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, rural Le Mars...
Elwood C. Winquist
Elwood C. Winquist, 83, of rural Akron, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at the Akron Care Center. Services were 6 p.m. Sunday at Big Springs Baptist Church at rural Alcester, S.D., with the Rev. Daryl Runion officiating. Graveside services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at Big Springs Township Cemetery, rural Alcester. Visitation with the family present after 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron was in charge of arrangements...
Bernard J. Ahlers
Bernard J. Ahlers, 88, of Granville, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at Orange City Health System in Orange City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville. ...
Gertrude Meyer, 87, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Sept, 9, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Gertrude Doris Meyer was born March 17, 1919, in Le Mars, the daughter of Leslie Perry and Lydia Marie (Baker) Mann. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. She attended Le Mars Central High School, graduating in 1936. Following her education Gertrude worked at the Le Mars Savings Bank...
Gloria Potts, 90, of Remsen, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Gloria Potts was born Dec. 8, 1915, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Harm and Grace (Luitjen) Seggerman Sr. Gloria was raised in the Remsen area and received her education in both the rural school system and Remsen Public School...
Lila R. Shoecraft
Lila R. (Blewett) Shoecraft, 88, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Roger Kurtenach officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today (Friday), with the family present 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Velma Geister, 82, a resident at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at the care center following a lengthy illness. Velma Charlotte Cook was born June 8, 1924, in Marcus, the daughter of Henry and Agness (Niehus) Cook. She graduated from Holy Name High School in Marcus with the class of 1943. Following her education Velma worked at Nagle's Dress Shop. She later worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. as a fingerprint analyst...
Ernest E. 'Ernie' Wiener
Ernest E. "Ernie" Wiener, 67, of rural Hinton, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. Ernest Eugene Wiener was born Nov. 16, 1938, in Lincoln Township, rural Hinton, the son of Albert and Elda (Ludwig) Wiener. He attended country school near his home and later graduated from Merrill High School in 1957...
Calvin D. Robertson
Calviin D. "Cal" Robertson, 80, of Akron, died Monday, Sept. 4,2006, at Akron Care Center. Funeral services will be a 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. with the Rev. Jean Morse officiating. There will be a time of lunch and fellowship following the service. ...
Ernest Vortherms, 87, of Hospers, died Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at Orange City Health System long-term care unit in Orange City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by American Legion Reuter Post 0423...