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Obituaries from February 2007

John Wm. Kooiker (02/28/07)
John Wm. Kooiker, age 90, of Hull, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Village (Brentwood Good Samaritan Center) in Le Mars. John was born Oct. 17, 1916, west of Hull, the son of Ralph J. and Jennie (Vande Weerd) Kooiker. He attended several rural schools in northwest Iowa and Jones County, S.D., graduating from the eighth grade in O'Brien County, Iowa...
James 'Jim' Greenfield (02/28/07)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- James M. "Jim" Greenfield, 50, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, as the result of an automobile accident. Jim was born June 16, 1956 in Sioux Falls, S.D., the son of Jim Sr. and Ruthie Greenfield. Jim graduated from Brandon Valley High School in 1974 and received his B.A. ...
Bernice L. Janssen (02/27/07)
HAWARDEN -- Bernice Leone Janssen passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center, Hawarden. Bernice Janssen was born July 29, 1919, near Ireton, the daughter of William and Christina (Schmedhans) Van Wyhe. ...
Glenn H. Detloff (02/26/07)
Glenn H. Detloff, 89, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital in Sioux Center. Glenn Howard Detloff was born Nov. 24, 1917, in Le Mars, the son William and Lydia Mae (Pech) Detloff. Glenn was baptized into the Methodist faith. ...
David J. Christman (02/26/07)
David J. Christman, 66, of Le Mars and formerly of Sioux City, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at a local hospital, surrounded by his family. David was born Feb. 27, 1940, in Smithland, the son of George W. and Nelle C. (Heywood) Christman. He graduated from Smithland High School in 1957. ...
Roman Daldrup (02/26/07)
Roman Daldrup, 77, of Akron, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Roman Rapheal Daldrup was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Sioux City, the son of Henry and Viola (McCoy) Daldrup. Roman attended various handicap specialty schools for his disabilities. ...
John W. Kooiker (02/26/07)
John W. Kooiker, age 90, of Hull, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village (Brentwood) in Le Mars. There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 2, at the American Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Steven Bierly will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull. Visitation with the family present will be on Thursday, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull...
Mary M. Spieler (02/26/07)
Mary M. Spieler, 98, of Granville, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. 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 at Granville. Friends may call anytime after 4 p.m. today (Monday). There will be a rosary at 5 p.m. by St. Joseph's Guild and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville...
Glenn H. Detloff (02/23/07)
Glenn H. Detloff, 89, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital in Sioux Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Additional information can be found at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Phalyn R. (Doby) Dobson (02/23/07)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Phalyn (Doby) Dobson, 69, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at Sanford Health following a lengthy illness. Phalyn Ronel Dobson (Doby) was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Denison, Iowa. He was the son of O. Lemuel and Inez (Galland) Dobson. He attended school in Luverne, Minn., Beaver Creek, Minn., Lester, Ia., Sioux Falls, S.D., and graduated from high school in Le Mars...
John W. Kooiker (02/23/07)
John William Kooiker, 90, of Hull, died today (Friday morning), Feb. 23, 2007, at Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services are pending with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
Avonna M. Polson (02/22/07)
Avonna Margaret Polson, 79, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Avonna Margaret Polson was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Carmen (Alfalfa Township), Oklahoma, the fourth child of Burtis Denzil and Esther (Lang) Polson. She was raised in Woods County, Oklahoma, with the exception of a few years the family spent in Idaho during the Depression. ...
Ed Ackerman (02/22/07)
Ed Ackerman, 54, of Akron, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Memorial services will be 4:30 p.m. Friday at Big Springs Baptist Church in rural Alcester, S.D.
Avonna M. Polson (02/21/07)
Avonna Margaret Polson, 79 of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at The Abbey of Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Avonna's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Betty Sieger (02/21/07)
Betty Lenore (Scoles) Butcher Sieger, 77, of Lawton, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center in Kingsley. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Community Presbyterian Church in Lawton, with the Rev. Peggy Hegeman officiating. Burial will be in Banner Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at Christy-Smith McCulloch Chapel in Moville, Iowa...
Frances O'Kane (02/20/07)
Frances O'Kane, 84, of Le Mars and formerly of Hospers, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at Prime Living Apartments in Le Mars. Frances O'Kane was born Jan. 14, 1923, at rural Hospers, the daughter of John and Cecelia (Jungers) Block. She was raised in the Hospers area and received her education at St. Anthony's Catholic School in Hospers...
Marvin Kolbeck (02/19/07)
Marvin Kolbeck, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, after a valiant struggle with Parkinson's disease. He died surrounded by the love of his family and with the caring support of both Hospice and the staff of Plymouth Manor Care Center. He will be missed but remembered with the fervent belief of the heavenly life here after...
Sylvia Harris (02/16/07)
Sylvia Harris, 78, of Remsen, and formerly of Prescott, Ariz., died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Theodore 'Ted' Willer (02/16/07)
Theodore "Ted" Willer, 97, of Akron passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007. Theodore William Willer was born Oct, 5, 1909, on the Keystone Stock Farm in Westfield Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Hans and Cicilia (Heitman) Willer. ...
Dallas Streufert (02/16/07)
Dallas D. Streufert of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars at the age of 70. Dallas Dale Streufert was born Oc. 6, 1936, at Argusville, N.D., the son of Ernest and Anna (Schuett) Streufert. His family moved to Sutherland, Iowa when he was a young boy. He grew up at Sutherland and graduated from Sutherland High School. Dallas served his country with the U.S. Army from December 1955 to December 1958...
George Vander Tuig (02/16/07)
George F. Vander Tuig, 87, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. George F. Vander Tuig was born Dec. 19, 1919 in Ireton, the son of Nick and Susie (Vander Kooi) Vander Tuig. He was baptized in the Christian Reformed Church in Ireton and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township) rural Le Mars. ...
Dorothy M. Presuhn (02/15/07)
Dorothy M. Presuhn, 87, formerly of Remsen, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, in Kennewick, Wash. Dorothy was born in Plymouth County, Iowa on June 24, 1919, the daughter of Edward and Alvena Erichsen Nitzschke. On Aug. 28, 1937, she married Harold F. Presuhn of Virgil, S.D., her beloved husband of 49 years...
Charles 'Charlie' Clifford (02/15/07)
Charles "Charlie" Lynn Clifford, 64, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Tuesday, February 6, 2007, peacefully at his home. Charles Clifford, son of George and Ellen (Brazzell) Clifford was born Oct. 24, 1942, at Canton, S.D. He was the youngest of 13 children...
George F. Vander Tuig (02/15/07)
George F. Vander Tuig, 87, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion will be providing military honors...
Frank J. Madden (02/14/07)
Frank J. Madden, 82, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Frank Joseph Madden was born April 11, 1924, on the family farm near Kingsley, the son of James M. and Margaret (Bahmer) Madden. Frank was baptized at St. ...
George F. Vander Tuig (02/14/07)
George F. Vander Tuig, 87, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting George's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Christopher L. Schweigert (02/13/07)
Christopher Lloyd Schweigert, 22, of Sioux City a beloved young man has embraced upon a new journey of life Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was a member of the HHT 1-113th Calvary Division of the U.S. Army National Guard...
Joy Fletcher (02/13/07)
Joy Fletcher, 83, of Sergeant Bluff, formerly of Akron, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Akron Church of Christ. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Frank J. Madden (02/13/07)
Frank J. Madden, 82, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Larry Fett of Grace Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations will be after 1 p.m. Friday until service time at the funeral home...
Edward E. Eyer (02/12/07)
Edward E. Eyer, 65, of Chatsworth, formerly of Sioux City, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at his residence. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Pete Peterson of American Lutheran Church in Hawarden, officiating. Following cremation, there will be a private interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Gary L. Book (02/12/07)
Gary L. Book, 57, of Sioux City died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, near Brookings, S.D. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Gary Snyder officiating. Burial will be St. Michael's Cemetery at South Sioux City. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel...
Dorothy E. Mundy (02/08/07)
Dorothy E. (Dessel) Mundy, 92, of Kingsley died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark Stoll officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, with a rosary at 4:30 p.m., the family present 5 to 7 p.m. and a Scripture service at 7 p.m., at Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Donald R. Witt (02/08/07)
Donald Reinhold Witt, 83, of Bartlesville, Okla., died at 5:55 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2007 at the Jane Phillips Medical Center. Mr. Witt was born April 15, 1923, at Le Mars, the son of Julius Reinhold Witt and Anna Marie (Moeller) Witt. He grew up and received his education at Le Mars and graduated from high school in 1941. ...
Estell R. Henry (02/07/07)
Estell R. Henry, 80, of Akron, died Dec. 14, 2006, in Fullerton, Calif., from complications resulting from pneumonia. Services were held Dec. 18 at St. Pius V. Catholic Church in Buena Park, Calif. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery...
Madeline Asmussen (02/07/07)
Madeline Asmussen, 92, of Los Angeles, Calif., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at a Marina del Rey, Calif., hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Asmussen was born April 16, 1914, at Remsen, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Dose) Schorg. She lived in Remsen until she was married and then moved to Le Mars. She married William Asmussen in 1934 at Elk Point, S.D. She was a devoted housewife and mother and was a bookkeeper for the family business in Le Mars...
Orval Grasz (02/07/07)
Orval Grasz, 81, of Craig, died suddenly, Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at his home in Craig. Orval Joyce Grasz was born Jan. 11, 1926, on the family farm in Plymouth County, the son of Alfred and Hannah (Wilken) Grasz. He attended country school and served his country during World War II in the United States Army...
John L. Winterringer (02/05/07)
John L. Winterringer, 84, of Le Mars, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. John LaDean Winterringer was born May 27, 1922 in Sioux City, the son of John and Elsie (Timmerman) Winterringer. He attended country school near Salix and later Salix Consolidated and graduated in 1940. He entered the United States Army in 1943, and served his country during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945...
Orval Grasz (02/06/07)
Orval Grasz, 81, of Craig, died suddenly, Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at his home in Craig. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home.
Ruth Jurgenson (02/06/07)
Ruth Jurgenson, 78, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Ruth Katherine Brunken was born Feb. 23, 1928, on the family farm in America Township, rural Plymouth County, the daughter of Bruno and Margaret (Lubben) Brunken. ...
Marcine Smith (02/06/07)
Marcine Smith, 71, of Akron, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Marcine Collette Smith was born Jan. 23, 1936, in Akron, the daughter of Philip, Jr. and Stella (Olson) Beaubien. She attended school in Westfield and graduated from Westfield High School. ...
Albert 'Bud' Buys (02/05/07)
Albert "Bud" Buys, 83, of rural Le Mars, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Albert "Bud" Buys was born Sept. 6, 1923, near Milnerville in rural Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of Abraham and Anna (De Hann) Buys. He attended school near Merrill and graduated from Merrill High School. He helped his father on the family farm in Plymouth County and continued farming after his father's untimely death...
Floyd W. Hummel (02/05/07)
Floyd W. Hummel, 93, of Elk Point, S.D., formerly of Westfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at Prairie Estates in Elk Point. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today (Monday) at Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron, with George Affeldt officiating. ...
Dwayne Grau (02/05/07)
Dwayne Grau, 83, of Ireton died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services were at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in rural Sioux Center, with the Rev. Dan Kordahl officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ireton. Arrangements were under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Ruth Jurgenson (02/05/07)
Ruth Jurgenson, 78, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig, with the Rev. Marvin Mueller officiating. Interment will be in the St. ...
Sandra Ihrke (02/02/07)
Sandra Ihrke, 68, of Le Mars, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at home while surrounded by her family. Sandra Ann Ihrke was born Sept. 24, 1938, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of Sven and Lil (Anderson) Gjovaag. She was raised in Sioux Falls and graduated from Sioux Falls Washington High School in 1956. ...
Loretta J. Sitzman (02/01/07)
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 was from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at Kahler-Dolce Mortuary in Papillion, Neb. Visitation will resume after 3 p.m. today (Thursday), with a wake service at 7 p.m., at Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars...