Obituaries from January 2007
Jacqueline L. Gimberline
Jacqueline L. (Henrich) Gimberline, 60, of Dubuque, and formerly of Akron, died of cancer Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York, with her family at her side. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron, with Monsignor Richard Zenk officiating. ...
Sandra Ihrke, 68, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at her home following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church (there will be no visitation on Friday)...
Lillian Van Roekel
Lillian Van Roekel, 81, of Sioux Center, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007, at her residence in Sioux Center. Lillian Van Roekel was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Sioux Center, the daughter of Bert and Dena (Kempers) Broek. She attended country school and later Hull Western Christian school in Hull. She was united in marriage to Warren Van Roekel on Nov. 8, 1946, in Sioux Center. Together, they are the parents of three children, Lorene, Sharon, and Butch...
Sandra Ihrke, 68, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at her home.
The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Sandra's family with funeral arrangements.
Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Michelle Tull-Beermann, 27, of Le Mars, died Saturday evening, Jan. 27, 2007, at her home in Le Mars surrounded by her family. Michelle Ann Tull was born Sept. 17, 1979 in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Kirk and Theresa (Wanderscheid) Tull. In 1988 the family moved from Texas to Le Mars. Michelle attended Remsen-Union High School. Michelle was united in marriage to Chris Beermann Jan. 19, 2007, in Sioux City. For the last two years, Michelle worked at Car-Go Express in Le Mars...
Loretta J. Sitzman
Loretta J. Sitzman, 94, of Bellevue, Neb., formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Remsen. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kahler-Dolce Mortuary in Papillion, Neb. Visitation will resume after 3 p.m. Thursday, with a wake service at 7 p.m., at Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Kenneth 'Kenny' Schweitzberger
Kenneth "Kenny" W. Schweitzberger, 82, of Kingsley died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Patricia J. Koley
Patricia J. Koley, 74, of Omaha, Neb., and a Le Mars native, died suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. Patricia Koley was born Dec. 24, 1932, in Le Mars, the daughter of John Joseph "Jack" and Grace (Potter) Killeas. She graduated from Le Mars Central High School. In Omaha, she was valedictorian of the Duschesne College class of 1955. She earned her law degree at Creighton University School of Law in 1958, in an era when few women were attorneys...
Ashley Ann Holtrop
Ashley Ann Holtrop, 21, of Sheldon died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at Northwest Iowa Health Center in Sheldon. Ashley Ann Holtrop was born April 13, 1985, in Sheldon. She is the daughter of Myron Holtrop and Sherie Ginger. She lived her youth in Sheldon where she attended school and graduated from Sheldon High School...
Phil Dowling, 45, of Akron, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Philip Lee Dowling was born Oct. 3, 1961, in Akron, the son of Hugh and LaVerne (Anderson) Dowling. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. ...
Donald Halweg, 75, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab in Sioux City. Donald Halweg was born March 13, 1931, in Merrill, the son of Carl C. and Esther Halweg. He attended school in Le Mars, and graduated from Central High School in Sioux City. Donald enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps following high school...
Martha A. Pageler
Martha A. Pageler, 84, of rural Merrill, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Martha Ann Pageler was born Dec. 14, 1922, in Sterling, Colo., the daughter of the Rev. Franz O. and Ida (Wojahn) Bunge. The family moved to Grimes, Iowa when Martha was a child. ...
Donald Halweg, 75, of Sioux City, a former Merrill area resident, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church in Sioux City. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux city. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Edward F. Steeg
Edward Floyd Steeg, 87, of North Sioux City, S.D., died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at his home in North Sioux City. Edward was born Oct. 27, 1919, in Sioux City, the son of Wes and Margaret (Petersen) Steeg. He had lived all of his life in Sioux City and North Sioux City...
Martha A. Pageler
Martha A. Pageler, 84, of rural Merrill, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. ...
Phil Dowling, 45, of Akron, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron, with the Rev. Jean Morse officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery at Akron...
Martha A. Pageler
Martha A. Pageler, 84, of rural Merrill, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Martha's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Patricia Koley, 74, of Omaha, Neb., the mother of John Koley of Le Mars, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2007, in Omaha. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Omaha. Visitation was Sunday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. at the John A. Gentleman Mortuary in Omaha...
Cody Lee Holtrop
Cody Lee Holtrop, 4 months, of Sheldon, and the son of Ashley Holtrop and Raymond T. Katka Jr., died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at the Sioux Center Hospital from injuries sustained in a three vehicle accident. Cody's father Raymond T. Katka Jr. was also killed in the accident...
Dorothy M. Delperdang
Dorothy Margaret Delperdang, 79, of Le Mars, and longtime Sioux City resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at God Samaritan Village of Le Mars in Le Mars. The former Dorothy Margaret Madden was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Le Mars, the daughter of James Michael and Margaret Cahterine (Bahmer) Madden. ...
Helen J. Susemihl
Helen Susemihl, 85, of Le Marrs, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
E. Dean Miller
E. Dean Miller, 65, of rural Waterbury, Neb., formerly of Merrill, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at his home near Waterbury. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Larry Fett of Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars officiating. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday with the family present beginning at 4 p.m...
Gerald "Jerry" Kent Hoffman
Gerald "Jerry" Kent Hoffman, 71, of Normandy Park, Wash., died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. from a heart attack. Jerry spent his first four years living in Ruble, Iowa, above a country store run by his parents, Elmer and Helen Hoffman. The family then moved to a farm at rural Le Mars. ...
Daryl N. Port
Daryl N. Port, 82, of Akron, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron with the Rev. Laurice Streyffeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Akron, with military rites conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. ...
Theresa B. Vondrak
Theresa Vondrak, 92, of Le Mars, died Thursday Jan. 11, 2007, at Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery...
Edwin G. "Ed" Meister, 77, of Kingsley died peacefully following a brief battle with leukemia Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at his residence with his family present. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. ...
Clara Eisma, 82, of Ireton, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at her residence in Ireton. Clara "Klazina" Eisma, the daughter of John and Clara De Kruyf, was born in Perkins, Iowa, on Aug. 6, 1924. Clara grew up in the Lebanon, Iowa area where she attended Lebanon Christian School. ...
Lester B. Rolfes
Lester B. Rolfes, 73, of Hinton, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Leo Kostizen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
William J. 'Bill' Reuter
LITTLETON, Colo. -- William Joseph "Bill" Reuter, 69, of Littleton, Colo., died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, at Littleton. Mass of Christian burial was at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at St. Mark Catholic Church, Highlands Ranch, Colo. Visitation was Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. with a vigil at 7 p.m. at the church...
Chester 'Ted' Havener
Chester 'Ted' Havener, 80, of Hinton, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Ted was born June 24, 1926 in Winside, Ne., the son of Jay and Elma (Carl) Havener. He was raised in the Winside and Carroll area, graduating from Carroll High School. ...
Edgar 'Ed' Kendall
Edgar "Ed" Kendall, 87, of Remsen, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen after a lengthy illness. Edgar Kendall was born April 18, 1919, at rural Coshocton, Ohio, the son of Charles and Sarah (Clark) Kendall. He was raised and educated in the Coshocton, Ohio area. ...
Kathy Williams, 54, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Kathryn Teresa Williams was born March 28, 1952 in Roanoke, Va., the daughter of Charles and Miriam (Sink) Madson. At the age of 9, Kathy and her family moved to Storm Lake, where she graduated from high school. She would later attend business college in Sioux City and Westmar College in Le Mars. While attending classes at Westmar she was also employed with Harker's in Le Mars...
Stanley W. King
Stanley W. King, 94, of Le Mars, died today (Wednesday), Jan. 3, 2007, at The Abbey in Le Mars.
Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.