Obituaries from November 2006
Raymond "Ray" Michael Wankum, 63, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City after bravely battling esophageal and liver cancer for seven months. Ray was born March 26, 1943 in Marcus, the son of Paul and Anna (Tschill) Wankum. ...
Ione B. Harvey
Ione B. Harvey, 80, of Jackson, Minn., formerly of Estherville, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Home in Jackson. Ione B. Harvey was born March 16, 1926, in Terril, the daughter of Leo and Clara (Olberding) Determan. She graduated from Terril High School in 1943...
Harvey Harms, 88, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and formerly of rural Hinton, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Sioux Falls, S.D. The Mauer ~ Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Harvey's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Elsie Marienau, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars, with the Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery...
Hazel R. Junck
Hazel R. Junck, 95, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2006, at the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the First Lutheran Church in Kingsley with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation begins after 2 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Bertha Thill, 91, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Bertha Thill was born Oct. 13, 1915, at rural Alton, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Henrecy) Steichen. Bertha was raised in the Alton area and received her education in the rural school system. At an early age she helped to raise her younger siblings. Later she was employed at the OK Café in Alton...
Willie Huebner, 94, of Akron, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at the Akron Care Center in Akron Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, S.D., with the Rev. Carla Nelson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church and after the service during a time of lunch and fellowship. The Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel of Akron is in charge of arrangements...
Darleen R. Peterson
Darleen R. Peterson, 62, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars.
Martin Peters, 81, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen, where there will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m...
Renee Ann (Reuter) Ebert, 46, of Marcus, died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at her residence after an extended illness. Renee was born Feb. 19, 1960, in Le Mars, the daughter of Ronald and Meredith (Nuebel) Reuter of Marcus. She attended Holy Name School in Marcus, graduating from Marcus High School in 1978. She continued her education at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City for secretarial education. On Aug. ...
Margaret E. Wilcoxon
Margaret Elizabeth Wilcoxon, 83, of Sioux City and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at Sunrise Retirement Community. Margaret was born March 15, 1923, in Roanoke, Va. She married Manford R. Wilcoxon, the love of her life, in March 1945. After owning and managing her own hair salon for 12 years and raising her two sons following the death of her husband in 1956, Margaret became a family caretaker where she spent time in Nebraska, Florida, Wisconsin, Arizona and Connecticut...
Alma J. DeJong
Alma J. DeJong, 74, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov, 24, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Alma Joyce McPherson was born Oct. 7, 1932, in Hawarden, the daughter of William and Jessie (Jager) McPherson. She graduated from Hawarden High School in 1951. Following graduation, Alma worked as a telephone operator in Hawarden...
Ralph M. Kounkel
Ralph M. Kounkel, 90, of rural Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Judy Corrin, 58, of Le Mars and formerly of Sac City, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Judith Ann Wall was born April 5, 1948, in Sac City, Iowa, the daughter of Everett and Hazel (Phillips) Wall. She was raised in Sac City and graduated from Sac Community High School. ...
Shirley Oetken, 78, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at her home. Shirley M. Struble was born March 13, 1928, on the family farm in Monona County, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd L. and Lucille (Davis) Struble. Shirley graduated from Castana High School in 1945 and later attended National Business Technical School in Sioux City where she received secretarial training graduating in 1947. ...
Helen M. Groetken, 93, of Le Mars, died today (Friday), Nov. 17, 2006 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday Nov. 20, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. James Tigges presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Kevin P. Zellmer
Kevin Paul Zellmer, 49, of Crescent City, Calif., formerly of Kingsley, died Sturday, Nov. 4, 2006, in Medford, Ore. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Salem Lutheran Church at Correctionville, with the Revs. Harold Heinzig and Bruce Zellmer officiating. Private family graveside services will be at a later date in California...
Marian Pottebaum, 94, of Remsen and formerly of Marcus, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Marian Pottebaum was born Sept. 28, 1912, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Marx) Colling. In 1913, Marian moved with her family to a farm near Granville where she was raised and received her education at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Granville. She then did domestic work in the Granville and Remsen area. In 1942 she and her family moved into Granville...
Richard J. Schmidt
Richard J. Schmidt, 86, of Remsen, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen after an extended illness. Funral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Remsen with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Remsen City Cemetery...
LaVerne E. Kloster
LaVerne Kloster, 73, of Dubuque, formerly of Remsen, died unexpectedly Wednesday Nov. 15, 2006, at his home in Dubuque. LaVerne was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of Harold and Martha (Bork) Kloster. He graduated from high school at Cleghorn and from college at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake...
Clara M. Meyer
Clara M. Meyer, 99, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars (Brentwood).
Sandra M. Ernst
Sandra M. Ernst, 67, of Le Mars, died today (Thursday), Nov. 16, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.
Kay Dull, 66, of North Miami Beach, Fla., died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at Parkway Regional Medical Center in North Miami Beach following a lengthy illness.
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Barbara A. Thrun
Barbara A. Thrun, 66, of rural Remsen and formerly of Batavia, Ill., died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Jerry Nelson, 64, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness and the Rev. Greg Gabriel officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars with Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion providing military honors...
Roger D. Waddell
Roger D. Waddell, 68, of Sioux City passed away surrounded by his family Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. Roger was born July 25, 1938, in Sioux City, the son of Denver and Lydia (Borcherding) Waddell. He was married to Lillian Lucinda Hammers on April 22, 1960, in South Sioux City, Neb. ...
Emma H. Hohmann
Emma M. Hohmann, 95, of Le Mars, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Emma Margaret Petersen was born April 9, 1911,on the family farm near Merrill, the daughter of Jens and Emily (Wettsteadt) Petersen. Emma graduated from Merrill High School in 1929. Following graduation, Emma attended NBT School in Sioux City. She then went to work for Plymouth Coop for the next few years...
Rieka C. Otto
Rieka C. Otto, 97, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Dorothy E. Thorpe
SALIX -- Dorothy E. (Henrich) Thorpe, 90, of Salix, and a Le Mars area native, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at her residence following a lengthy illness of cancer. Funral services will be at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix wiith the Rev. Patrick O'Kane officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are under direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa...
John 'Burt' Anderson
John "Burt" Anderson, 78, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, while vacationing near Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars with the Rev. Drew Tomberlin officiating. ...
John Hodgson, 77, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m...
Warren A. Sorgdrager
Warren A. Sorgdrager, 83, of the Craig area, died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Struble, with the Rev. Dan Grieving officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Following burial, the luncheon will be held at the Mauer-Johnson family gathering room...
Rev. Benjamin Spencer Meeks, III
Benjamin Meeks, 52, died on Tuesday, October 24, in the Prairie Home Hospice House in Marshall, Minn., after a lengthy fight with cancer. His death ended a 27-year career as an ordained minister, first as a Baptist and finally as a United Methodist pastor in Iowa...
Rosetta 'Rosie' Riedemann
Rosetta "Rosie" Riedemann, 92, of Remsen, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Rosie Riedemann was born Feb. 25, 1914, in rural Granville, the daughter of Albert and Metha (Brinckmann) Meyer. Rosie was raised in the Granville area and received her education in the rural school system. She then did domestic work in the Granville area...
Marie C. Sheehan
Marie C. Sheehan, 70, of Greenbrae, Calif., and formerly of Le Mars, died Friday Oct. 27, 2006 in Greenbrae. Her death was due to a massive stroke. Marie Catherine Sheehan was born March 14, 1936 in Le Mars, the daughter of George and Mary (Connor) Sheehan. She graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School. She then attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City and received her degree in pharmacy from the University of Iowa. She was a lifelong registered pharmacist in Marin County, Calif...
Arnold and June Utesch
Memorial services for Arnold Fred and June Y. Utesch of Anapolis, Md., will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at Memorial Cemetery in Sioux City. A Le Mars native, Arnold Utesch, 78, died June 8, 2006, at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Anapolis at the age of 78. June died Oct. 5, 2006, at her residence at the age of 77...