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Obituaries from March 2007

Adolofo J. Higuerarocha (03/30/07)
Adolofo J. Higuerarocha, 42, of Le Mars died suddenly Thursday, March 29, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Dr. Robert M. Drennen, longtime Le Mars dentist, dies at 78 (03/28/07)
Dr. Robert M. Drennen, 78, of Le Mars, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Robert Martin Drennen was born March 21, 1929 in El Paso, Texas, the second child of Homer Kirk and Florence Julia (King) Drennen. Bob was raised in Ruthven, where he attended grade school and the first three years of high school. ...
Thomas C. Steele (03/27/07)
CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. -- Thomas Charles Steele, 56, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died March 2, 2007, at his residence. He was born June 15, 1950 in Le Mars, the son of Claire Steele and Jane (Peters) Steele. He worked for many years as an auto dealer in his own dealership before retiring...
Lawrence Brady (03/26/07)
Lawrence Brady, 81, of Marcus, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at his home in Marcus. Raymond Lawrence Brady was born June 5, 1925, near Marcus, the son of John and Anna Curtin Brady. He attended country school near his home and later graduated from Holy Name School in 1944. Following his education Lawrence assisted his family with farming...
Dr. Robert M. Drennen (03/26/07)
Dr. Robert M. Drennen, 78, of Le Mars, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Robert's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
George H. Ludwigs (03/26/07)
George H. Ludwigs, 93, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. George Henry Ludwigs was born Sept. 9, 1913, near Struble. He was baptized Sept. 28, 1913, and confirmed on April 10, 1927, at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township) near Le Mars. George attended country school near his home and helped his family on the farm. He was instrumental in raising his siblings as well as day-to-day operations with farming...
Archie Port Jr. (03/26/07)
Archie Port Jr., 40, of North English, died Thursday, March 22, 2007 at his home. Archie Dean Port Jr. was born Nov. 18, 1966, in Le Mars, the son of Archie Sr. and Kathy (Rieken) Port. He was raised in Seney and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. He received his education in the Le Mars Community School District...
Harold D. Ruba (03/26/07)
Harold D. Ruba, 83, of Remsen, died Friday, March 23, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Harold D. Ruba was born May 4, 1923, at Remsen, the son of Nick & Kate (Loutsch) Ruba. Harold was raised and educated in the Remsen area. He was engaged in farming with his brother Roman in the Remsen and Marcus area until April of 1985 when they retired and moved into Remsen. He has been a resident of the Happy Siesta Health Care Center since Nov. 23, 2006...
George H. Ludwigs (03/23/07)
George H. Ludwigs, 93, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 22, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting George's flamily with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Lawrence Brady (03/23/07)
Lawrence Brady, 81, of Marcus, died Thursday, March 23, 2007, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Earnest-Rohde Funeral Home of Marcus.
Douglas 'Doug' W. Bollin (03/23/07)
Douglas "Doug' W. Bollin, 81, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Doug was born Dec. 25, 1925, in rural Quimby, the son of Ray and Opal (Longwell) Bollin. He attended Quimby and Kingsley Schools. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from 1944 until 1946. On Feb. 22, 1947, he married Hazel Chase...
Henry Schwebach (03/22/07)
Henry Schwebach, 75, of Granville, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at McAllen Medical Center in McAllen, Texas after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Richard Ball officiating. ...
Ervin 'Duane' Lassen (03/22/07)
Ervin "Duane" Lassen, 58, of Fort Collins, Colo., died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at his home following his seven-year battle with multiple myeloma. Duane was born Oct. 23, 1948, in Le Mars, the son of Ervin and Sadie Lassen. He met his wife Kathy (of Boone, Iowa) at Iowa State University and they were married June 5, 1971. ...
Charlotte J. Frank (03/22/07)
Charlotte J. (DeStigter) Frank, 72, of Hinton, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City following a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the Rev. Craig Bock officiating. Visitation will be one half hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home...
Douglas 'Doug' W. Bollin (03/22/07)
Doulgas "Doug" W. Bollin, 81, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church in Kingsley with Pastor Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Burial will be a private family burial...
Merrill McNaughton (03/21/07)
Merrill McNaughton, 62, of Le Mars, died Monday, March 19, 2007, at his home. Merrill LeRoy McNaughton was born June 24, 1944, in Sioux City, the son of Merrill Richard and Betty (Junck) McNaughton. He was baptized on July 30, 1944 and confirmed on March 30, 1958 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton. He graduated from Lawton High School in 1963. Following graduation from high school, Merrill attended Buena Vista College and Iowa State University...
Henry P. Schwebach (03/21/07)
Henry Peter Schwebach, 75, of Granville, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at McAllen, Texas. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen.
Bruce Richardson (03/20/07)
Bruce Richardson, 62, of Kingsley died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Merrill McNaughton (03/20/07)
Merrill McNaughton, of Le Mars, died Monday, March 19, at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Sylvia F. Schneider (03/20/07)
Sylvia F. Schneider, 90, of Le Mars, died Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Sylvia Fern Bogh was born Nov. 22, 1916, on the family farm in Fredonia Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Bredall) Bogh. ...
Sylvia F. Schneider (03/19/07)
Sylvia F. Schneider, 90, of Le Mars, died Sunday, March 18, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ with the Rev. Drew Tomberlin officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. ...
Marian Kellen (03/19/07)
Marian Kellen, 84, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at her home near Remsen. The former Marian Bohnenkamp was born Aug, 17, 1922, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Frank and Sophie (Scharff) Bohnenkamp. Marian was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen, from which she graduated in 1940...
Marlys J. Schmidt (03/19/07)
HAWARDEN -- Marlys J. (Larson) Schmidt, 73, of Hawarden, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at American Lutheran Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. A. Pete Petersen officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery at Hawarden. Visitation will begin noon today (Tuesday), with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Vivian Neumayer (03/16/07)
Vivian Pattison Neumayer was taken home on Thursday, March 15, 2007. God blessed her for over 100 years and she now rests in peace with her heavenly Father. She and her husband, Lewis Neumayer were long time residents of Le Mars. Her place of residence for the past seven years was an assistant living facility in Littleton, Colo...
Marian Kellen (03/16/07)
Marian Kellen, 84, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at her home near 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...
Noel Morton (03/15/07)
Noel Morton, 61, of Le Mars, died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Noel Garth Morton was born Oct. 21, 1945, in Sioux City, the son of Garth and Viola (Ringler) Morton. Noel was born visually impaired. He spent most of his life in Sioux City, and attended the New Hope Center in eastern Iowa, a facility for the visually impaired...
Frances Hansen (03/15/07)
Frances Hansen, 87, of Remsen, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars. Frances Helen Weinrich was born March 15, 1919, at Hinton, the daughter of Ora and Bessie (Thompson) Weinrich. She attended school at Hinton. Frances was united in marriage to Ervin Hansen on Sept. ...
Frances Hansen (03/14/07)
Frances Hansen, 87, of Remsen, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service...
Earl Juhl (03/14/07)
Earl Juhl, 87, of Remsen, died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen after a brief illness. Earl Juhl was born Jan. 2, 1920, at rural Marcus, the son of Jep and Anna (Jorgensen) Juhl. Earl was raised in the Marcus area and received his education at the Marcus Public School from which he graduated in 1937. ...
Noel Morton (03/14/07)
Noel Morton, 61, of Le Mars, died Monday, March 12, 2007. at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. ...
Frances Hansen (03/13/07)
Frances Hansen, 87, of Remsen, died today (Tuesday), March 13, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Noel Morton (03/13/07)
Noel Morton, 61, of Le Mars, died Monday, March 12, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Jack Roberts (03/12/07)
Jack Roberts, 83, of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Jack Richard Roberts was born June 7, 1923, to Dick and Maude (Ries) Roberts. Jack received his education in Le Mars. He had worked at a packing plant in Sioux City for a few years before he began his career with the Chesterman Company in Sioux City. ...
Etheline Margaret Kosse (03/12/07)
Etheline Margaret Kosse, 82, of Ralston, Neb., died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, in Omaha, Neb. The former Etheline Gengler was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Remsen, the daughter of Leo and Ann Gengler. Survivors include her husband, Paul Kosse; daughter, Mary Jo Penny of Ralston, Neb.; son, Jim Kosse and wife Karen of Elkhorn, Neb.; grandchildren: Sherry Norris, Jeffrey Kosse, Lori Zoucha, Jennifer Ward, Brian Kosse; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Joann Nitzschke of Remsen; brothers, Daryl Gengler and wife Kay of Arnolds Park, Marvin Gengler and wife Ann of Boone, and Paul Gengler and wife Jan of Clive; a sister-in-law, Mary Gengler of Remsen; and many nieces and nephews.. ...
Marjorie Fern Brown Lee (03/12/07)
SPIRIT LAKE -- Marjorie Fern Brown Lee, 86, of Spirit Lake, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. Marjorie was born at Coleridge, Neb., in the spring of 1920, the daughter of Matt and Nellie (Manson) Brown. The early years of her education were spent at Concord and Hubbard, Neb. ...
Teresa M. Vonnahme (03/08/07)
Teresa M. Vonnahme, 46, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, surrounded by her family at home. Teresa Marie Pishek was born May 27, 1960, in Tyndall, S.D., the daughter of Eugene and Donna (Pechous) Pishek. Teresa began her education at a country school in Aten, Neb., and later moved with her family to Storm Lake, Iowa at the age of 7. ...
Bob Kerr (03/08/07)
Bob Kerr, 83, of Akron, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. James Robert Kerr, Jr. was born March 22, 1923, in Akron, the son of James Robert, Sr. and Birdice Marie (Keech) Kerr. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Wesley United Methodist Church. ...
Gladys (Peck) Kruse (03/08/07)
Gladys Vivian (Peck) Kruse of Cedar Rapids, died on her 93rd birthday, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 in her home. Gladys was born in Dalton (West Le Mars), Iowa, in 1913, the daughter of Otto and Mary (Knippel) Peck. The family later lived in Brunsville, moving to Murdo, S.D., in 1924. Gladys graduated from Murdo High School in 1931. She went on to graduate from Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls, S.D...
Teresa M. Vonnahme (03/07/07)
Teresa M. Vonnahme, 46, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, surrounded by her family at home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be after 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church followed by a 7p.m. Scriptural wake service and Scriptural rosary service. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars...
Bob Kerr (03/07/07)
Bob Kerr, 83, of Akron, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron with the Rev. Laurice Streyffeler officiating. The Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron will conduct military rites. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. The Carlson Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron, is in charge of arrangements...
Le Mars jeweler Leon E. Bricker dies at 80 (03/05/07)
Leon E. Bricker, 80, of Le Mars, died Friday, March 2, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Lee was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Greenfield, the son of John W. and Bess (Wyllie) Bricker. After high school graduation he served in the Occupation Army in Germany and upon discharge from the service Lee attended watch making school in Joplin, Mo...
Larry E. Sanow (03/05/07)
Larry E. Sanow, 70, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at his home in Remsen. Larry Sanow was born Oct. 20, 1936, at rural Le Mars, the son of Lester and Clover (Woodall) Sanow. Larry was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at Union School from which he graduated in 1955. He entered the U.S. Army on Aug. 14, 1956, and served until being discharged July 25, 1958...
Timothy L. Dreckman (03/05/07)
Timothy L. "Tim" Dreckman, 52, of rural Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, while on vacation with his wife and friends in Mexico. Timothy Leo Dreckman was born April 4, 1954, in Le Mars, the son of Vincent and Leota (Rolfes) Dreckman. ...
Robert 'Bob' Pratt (03/05/07)
Robert "Bob" Pratt, 79, of Le Mars, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, at his home in Le Mars. Robert John Pratt was born Aug. 25, 1927, on the family farm in Elkhorn Township, near Kingsley, the son of George Arthur and Mary Agnes (Conley) Pratt. Bob graduated from Union Consolidated High School in 1946 and farmed in the Kingsley area following school. ...
Timothy L. Dreckman (03/01/07)
Timothy L. "Tim" Dreckman, 52, of rural Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday Feb. 26, 2007, while on vacation with his wife and friends in Mexico.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 6, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Daniel Greving officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
John Wm. Kooiker (03/01/07)
John Wm. Kooiker, age 90, of Hull, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village (Brentwood Good Samaritan Center) in Le Mars. Funeral services set for Friday have been rescheduled to Saturday, March 3. Visitation, with family present, will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Oolman Funeral Home in Hull. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Hull, prior to the 4:30 p.m. memorial service at the American Reformed, 911 First Street, in Hull...
Jura E. Myers (03/01/07)
Jura Elizabeth (Williams) Myers, 45, of Merrill, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, at an Omaha, Neb., hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Don Wood officiating. Graveside services will be 4:30 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery, Lewis, Iowa. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Waterbury Funeral Service in Sergeant Bluff...
Larry Sanow (03/01/07)
Larry Sanow, 70, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen.
Wayne Waterman (03/01/07)
Wayne Waterman, 102, of Sioux City, formerly of Akron, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007 at a Sioux City hospital. Memorial Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2007, at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. The Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron, is in charge of arrangements...