Obituaries from December 2006
William 'Bill' N. Schaefer
William "Bill" N. Schaefer, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. Friday, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars...
John L. Conover
John L. Conover, 83, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars, with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in rural Le Mars. Wasmer Post 241 of the American Legion in Le Mars will provide military honors...
Evelyn Ream, 89, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars.
Rev. Robert Hector
The Rev. Robert Hector, 85, of Orange City, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility. Robert was born March 19, 1921, at Sheldon, the son of Garret and Tillie (Kamies) Hector. He was raised at Sheldon, where he graduated from high school and attended junior college. ...
Sally Klauer, 91, of Akron, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at Akron Care Center. Sylvia Hazel Klauer was born on July 29, 1915 in Beresford, S.D., the daughter of John and Minnie W. (Jacobson) Erickson. She attended school in Beresford graduating from high school in 1933. Following her education Sally worked at various jobs in the Beresford area...
Duane E. Van Der Weide
Duane Van Der Weide, 66, of Maurice, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at his residence. After a long battle with pancreatic cancer, he was at peace knowing he would be going home. Duane Eugene was born April 5, 1940, in Orange City, the son of John and Daisy (Zeutenhorst) Van Der Weide. He was a lifetime resident of Maurice, where he attended the public school...
Fred J. Wiebersch
DUBUQUE -- Fred J. Wiebersch, 75, of Dubuque, and formerly of Le Mars and Iowa City, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at home following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at The Church of the Resurrection in Dubuque, with burial in Resurrection Cemetery at Asbury. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home, 2659 JFK Rd. in Dubuque...
Daryl A. Shinkunas
Daryl A. Shinkunas, 60, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center.
Arrangements are pending with Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home in Sioux City.
Laverne E. Kurtz
Laverne E. Kurtz, 86, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Laverne Emert Kurtz was born April 15, 1920, at Wessington Springs, S.D., the son of Albert and Nettie (Ray) Kurtz. At the age of seven, Laverne's family moved to the Kingsley, Iowa area where he attended country school. Following his education he assisted his family with farming...
Lowell J. Hartman
Lowell J. Hartmann, 74, of Hawarden, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at Hillcrest Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. Burial will be in Grace HIll Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Hawarden Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. Visitation will be noon until service time Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Loren W. Hanno
Loren W. Hanno, 89, of Le Mars died early today (Wednesday), Dec. 20, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. ...
Georgianna "Kate" (Colwell) Britton, 73, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville. Arrangements are under the direcction of Anderson-Perasso Funeral Home in Sioux City...
Bryce A. Weinreich
Bryce A. Weinreich, 79, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Bryce A. Weinreich was born April 24, 1927, in Pierson, the son of Jack and Ina (Harm) Weinreich. He grew up in the Pierson area, attending Pierson school He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. On Nov. 26, 1955, he married Mary Werthman of Cherokee...
Jerold E. Cole
Jerold E. Cole, 65, of Remsen, died Satuday, Dec. 16, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
There will be no services. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.
Sally Klauer, 91, of Akron, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006, at the Akron Care Center.
The Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Sally's family with funeral arrangements.
Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
John Trobaugh, 86, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2006, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Mabel T. Richardson
IRETON -- Mabel T. (Zimmerman) Richardson, 91, of Hawarden, and formerly of Ireton, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at Hawarden Community Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at S. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after noon today (Thursday), with the family preent 6 to 7:30 p.m. a Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Rose M. Wilhelmi
Rose M. Wilhelmi, 101, of Le Mars, died Tuesday Dec. 12, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. The former Rose Margaret Block was born Oct. 29, 1905, at Granville, the daughter of Nicholas and Marie (Remacle) Block. She grew up in Hospers and attended St. ...
Lawrence 'Larry' W. McDermott
Lawrence "Larry" W. McDermott, 79, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly at his residence, Friday, Dec. 8, 2006. Larry was born Nov. 18, 1927, in rural Kingsley, the son of Walter and Opal (Bainbridge) McDermott. He spent his childhood on the family farm and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1946, where he lettered in football, track and basketball...
Lillian Zink, 97, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, died today (Friday), Dec. 8, 2006, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City.
Winetta Smith, 94, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. The daughter of Elmer and LuWellie Locke, Winetta was born at Parker, S.D., on May 3, 1912. She attended grade school and high school at Parker, graduating in 1930...
Mercedes (Penning) Beckmann, 89, of Granville, died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. ...
Nelda M. Hansen
Nelda Martha Hansen, 91, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Nelda Martha Hansen was born March 4, 1915, in Le Mars, the daughter of Aaron and Mary Ellen (Langendorfer) Gerling. Nelda was raised in the Le Mars area and received her education at Le Mars Community School from which she graduated in 1932. ...
LaVonne Mauer, 93, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A memorial service will b e held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars, with the Rev. Drew Tomberlin officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the memorial service...
Elmer 'Butch' Braband
Elmer "Butch" Braband, age 95, formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday evening, Nov. 30, 2006, at Arlington Place in St. Joseph, Minn. Elmer Peter Braband was born Oct. 18, 1911, in Le Mars, the son of August and Grace (DeBoer) Braband. He farmed in Le Mars and married Harriet Hughes on May 16, 1934. ...
Eldon Kallsen, 96, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Eldon Peter Fred Kallsen was born Sept. 10, 1910, on the family farm in Preston Township, rural Akron, the son of Arthur and Clara (Oloff) Kallsen. Eldon was baptized at St. ...
Ruth M. Bunkers
Ruth M. Bunkers, 84, of Remsen, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Ruth Bunkers was born May 6, 1922, at Le Mars, the daughter of John "Jack" and Mary (Robinet) Boever. Ruth was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. ...
Lucille Thiel, 92, of Remsen, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Lucille Thiel was born July 18, 1914, at rural Marcus, the daughter of Timothy and Mary (Athem) Tracey...
Harvey Harms, 88, of Sioux Falls, S.D., formerly of rural Hinton, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 612 Jennings, Sioux City. The Rev. ...
Thomas W. Beeck
Thomas W. Beeck, 61, of Cottage Grove, Ore., and formerly of Westfield, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, due to a blood clot following surgery. Thomas Beeck was born May 26, 1945, in Plymouth County, the son of Edward and Mary (Heubrock) Beeck. He graduated from Westfield High School in 1964. Following his graduation, he was a U.S. Naval airman for 4 1/2 years...
Elsie Marienau, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Elsie Almina Marie Marienau was born Nov. 29, 1921, near Le Mars, the daughter of Johann U. and Engeling M. (Dirks) Hartmann. She attended country school in Grant Township near her home...
Helen A. Swoyer
Helen A. Swoyer, 89, of Akron, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Akron. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Akron. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday, with the family present after 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Visitation will resume one hour prior to services Monday at the church...