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Obituaries from June 2007

Marian E. Groff (06/29/07)
Marian E. Groff, 92, of Remsen, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Marian E. Groff was born April 24, 1915, at Alton, the daughter of George and Marietta (Van Steenwyk) Hagar. Marian lived her earlier years at Alton, then various communities and moved with her family to Remsen when she was in her early teens. She graduated from Remsen Public School in 1933 and then attended beauty school...
James Hague (06/29/07)
James Hague, 64, of Le Mars and formerly of St. Peter, Minn., died suddenly Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. James Luke Hague was born March 29, 1943, in Spring Valley, Minn., the youngest of 10 children to Robert and Berthal (Cheney) Hague. ...
Catherine Morgan (06/29/07)
Catherine M. Morgan of Le Mars died Friday June 22, 2007, at the age of 93, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mrs. Morgan, the former Catherine Hall, was born Sept. 6, 1913 in Woodstock, Minn., the daughter of John and Anna (Bride) Hall. She moved to Kingsley in 1927 and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1931. ...
Agnes Noble (06/29/07)
Agnes Noble, 92, of Le Mars, died today (Friday), June 29, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation at the Feuerstein Funeral Home will be after 3 p.m. Sunday with a combined rosary by the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters at 4 p.m., and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m...
Catherine 'Kay' Ommen (06/29/07)
Catherine "Kay" Ommen, 81, of Ceylon, Minn., and formerly of Akron, died early Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at her home in Ceylon. Catherine "Kay" Feuerstein was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Sheldon, the daughter of Sylvester and Sylvia (Eichman) Feuerstein. As a young girl, Kay moved with her family to Watertown, S.D., were she attended Watertown High School graduating with the class of 1945. ...
James Hague (06/28/07)
James Hague, 64, of Le Mars, died suddenly on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Jesus Assembly of God in St. Peter, Minn., with the Rev. Bruce Pope officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Mankato, Minn. Visitations will begin after 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the church until service time...
James M. Larsen (06/28/07)
James Martin Larsen, 77, of Maurice, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Ireton, with the Rev. Tim Walker officiating. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. ...
Vincent Muth (06/28/07)
Vincent Muth, 86, of rural Hawarden, died Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. LeRoy Seuntjens and Monsignor Richard Zenk officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday at the church...
Catherine 'Kay' Ommen (06/28/07)
Catherine "Kay" Ommen, 81, of Ceylon, Minn., and formerly of Akron, died early Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at her home in Ceylon. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ceylon, Minn., with the Rev. Gordon Seaverson officiating. ...
Catherine Morgan (06/27/07)
Catherine M. Morgan, 93, of Le Mars, died Friday June 22, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday July 3, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter presiding.  Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Kingsley...
Sharon F. Lehmann (06/26/07)
Sharon F. Lehmann, 63 of Merrill, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at her home in Merrill, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill, with the Revs. ...
Sharon F. Lehmann (06/25/07)
Sharon F. Lehmann, 63 of Merrill, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at her home in Merrill, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Sharon F. Larson was born July 26, 1943, in Wadena, Minn., the oldest daughter of Melvin and Esther (Arens) Larson. As a young child Sharon and her family moved to Iowa. Sharon attended the Merrill and Le Mars school systems. She also attended Stewarts School of Beauty...
John H. Rix (06/25/07)
John H. Rix, 77, of Nevada, Iowa, and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, June 23, 2007. at his home. John Rix was born Aug, 22, 1929, at his rural home in Sac County, Iowa, the son of Emil and Anna (Garms) Rix. He attended a country school 1 1/2 miles from his home through the eighth grade and then graduated from Sac City High School in 1946. ...
Charlene H. Scheitler (06/25/07)
Charlene H. Scheitler, 76, of Le Mars, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at Good Samaritan Village (Brentwood) in Le Mars. Charlene H. Scheitler was born Aug, 4, 1930, at Alton, the daughter of Felix and Ann (Pottebaum) Streff. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Alton. ...
William G. Snyder (06/25/07)
William Gregg Snyder, 91, of Alton, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. William Gregg Snyder was born May 25, 1916 in Marcus, the son of Bartholomew and Alice (Carey) Snyder. He attended country school near his home. ...
Lynette I. Taylor (06/25/07)
Lynnette I. Taylor, age 95, of Warrensburg, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at the Warrensburg Manor Care Center. Lynnette was born Feb. 8, 1912, in Merrill, to Frank and Bessie (Bray) Veidt. Her mother died when Lynnette was one year old, and she was raised in Le Mars by her grandparents and a loving family of aunts and uncles. She attended Clark Elementary and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1931...
William G. Snyder (06/22/07)
William Gregg Snyder, 91, of Alton, died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Earnest - Rohde Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting William's family with funeral arrangements.
Terry T. Thorp (06/22/07)
Terry T. Thorp, 61, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 18, 2007 at his home in Le Mars. A Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will occur at a later date. Lunch and fellowship will follow the service at the Mauer - Johnson Family Gathering Room. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home and will continue until service time. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Max W. Clark (06/22/07)
Max W. Clark, 71, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Max William Clark was born April 15, 1936, in Kingsley, the son of Ivan and Velma (Crom) Clark. He was raised in Kingsley and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1954. ...
Oliva E. Muir (06/22/07)
Oliva E. Muir, 91, of St. Louis, Mo., and formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at the Mary Culver House in Kirkwood, Mo. Oliva Elizabeth Muir was born Aug. 14, 1915 in Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Mairose) Heissel. She attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars...
Terry T. Thorp (06/22/07)
Terry T. Thorp, 61, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 18, 2007 at his home in Le Mars. Terry Taylor Thorp was born Feb.14, 1945, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the son of Donald Dwayne and Beverly Ruby (Mathews) Thorp. He was raised in Sioux City, and graduated from Leeds High School. ...
Bonnie Von Hagel (06/20/07)
Bonnie Von Hagel, 81, of Akron died Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at Akron Care Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A., in Akron. Burial will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday, with the family present after 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Oliva E. Muir (06/20/07)
Oliva E. Muir, 91, of St. Louis, Mo., and formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at the Mary Culver House in Kirkwood, Mo. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Jim Tigges will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen...
Terry T. Thorp (06/19/07)
Terry T. Thorp, 61, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at his home in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Terry's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Richard F. Reemts (06/19/07)
Richard F. Reemts, 83, of Craig, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at The Abbey in Le Mars. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Faith Lutheran Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Ralph Shorey officiating. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, in Riverside Cemetery, Akron,. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel...
Royal R. Hawkins (06/18/07)
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.. -- Royal R. Hawkins, 82, of Bloomington, Minn., died Wednesday, June 13, 2007. Royal was raised in Le Mars and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He was a longtime employee of Honeywell and Sundstrand-Sauer as an electrical engineer...
Bonnie Lou Junck (06/18/07)
Bonnie Lou Junck, 76, of Hinton, died Friday, June 15, 2007 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Bonnie Lou Milton was born July 8, 1930, in Kingsley, the daughter of James and Elsie (Dawson) Milton. Bonnie was baptized at Union Township Presbyterian Church on April 1, 1934. ...
Oliva Muir (06/18/07)
Oliva Muir, 91, of St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at the Mary Culver House in Kirkwood, Mo. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Oliva's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Shirley Ann Nacke (06/18/07)
Shirley Ann Nacke, 77, of Granville, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at her home near Granville. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is in charge of arrangements.
Bernice Treinen (06/14/07)
Bernice Treinen, 88, of Remsen, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. on Friday. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by St. Mary's Guild and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. all at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen...
Julie Thoma Wright (06/13/07)
CHICAGO, Ill. -- Julie Christianne Thoma Wright, interior designer, founder and co-owner of Wright, and mother of three, died at age 49 on Monday, June 11, 2007, in Chicago from stage IV colorectal cancer. Julie was born Feb. 25, 1958 in Le Mars, the daughter of Donald and Gladys (Molzen) Thoma. ...
John C. Kelley (06/12/07)
MADISON, Wis. -- John C. Kelley, age 62, of Madison, Wis., died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at the HospiceCare Center, Fitchburg, Wis. He was born on July 1, 1944, in Le Mars, the son of Judge James Pearce Kelly and Helen (Reidy) Kelley. John earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa, and had just finished his first year of law school when he was invited to serve his country in the Vietnam conflict. ...
Max L. Puttmann (06/12/07)
Max L. Puttmann, 86, of Kingsley, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Max Louis Puttmann was born Oct. 7, 1920, at Pierson, the son of Bill and Viola (Huss) Puttmann. He received his education at Pierson Public Schools and various county schools in Plymouth County. Max married Frieda Rosenmerkle on April 14, 1941 and they farmed together in the Le Mars and Lawton, area until her death on April 17, 1978. This union was blessed with five children...
Janice Smith (06/12/07)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Janice Smith, 65, of Lincoln, Neb., entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 9, 2007, joining her husband, Donald. Janice was born March 24, 1942, in Le Mars, the daughter of John and Gladys Marie Rush. She was a member of Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln...
Lois M. Hector (06/11/07)
Lois Hector, 82, of Orange City, died Thursday, June 7, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. Lois Marian was born July 4, 1924, at Orange City, the daughter of Henry and Dena (Rexwinkel) Muyskens. She was raised at Orange City, where she attended Northwestern Junior College. ...
Edna L. Jensen (06/11/07)
Edna L. Jensen, 98, of Le Mars, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Edna Louise Jensen was born Feb. 20, 1909, on the family farm one mile north of Adaville, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Labahn) Norton. ...
John C. Kelley (06/11/07)
MADISON, Wis. -- John C. Kelley, age 62, of Madison, Wis., died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at the HospiceCare Center, Fitchburg, Wis. He was born on July 1, 1944, in Le Mars, the son of Judge James Pearce Kelly and Helen (Reidy) Kelley. John earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa, and had just finished his first year of law school when he was invited to serve his country in the Vietnam conflict. ...
Max L. Puttmann (06/11/07)
Max L. Puttmann, 86, of Kingsley, died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, with the Rev. Bruce Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. ...
Sister Esther Sitzmann O.P. (06/11/07)
ADRIAN, Mich. -- Sister Esther Sitzmann, formerly known as Sister Marie Jerome Sitzmann, died Friday, June 1, 2007, at Dominican Life Center in Adrian, Mich. She was 87 years of age and in the 69th year of her religious profession in the Adrian Dominican Congregation...
Randy W. Stabe (06/11/07)
Randy W. Stabe, 43, of Le Mars, died Friday, June 8, 2007, at The Abbey of Le Mars following a brief illness. Randy William Stabe was born Dec. 31, 1963, in Le Mars, the son of William Paul and Patty Orlene (Durr) Stabe. He was raised in Le Mars and attended Le Mars Community Schools. ...
Mary J. Anderson (06/08/07)
Mary J. Anderson, 80, of Akron, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitations will be after 2 p.m. Sunday with the family present after 5 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Joseph 'Joe' F. Heuertz (06/08/07)
Joseph "Joe" F. Heuertz, 84, of Remsen, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Joseph F. Heuertz was born Jan. 11, 1923, at rural Remsen, the son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Haverkamp) Heuertz. Joe was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. ...
Edna L. Jensen (06/08/07)
Edna L. Jensen, 98, of Le Mars, died Thursday, June 7, 2007, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Merrill. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. ...
Marjorie P. Riley (06/08/07)
Marjorie P. Riley, 88, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kennebec Cemetery in Castana. ...
Randy W. Stabe (06/08/07)
Randy W. Stabe, 43, of Le Mars, died today (Friday), June 8, 2007, at The Abbey of Le Mars following a brief illness. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Randy's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
John Blackmore (06/07/07)
John Blackmore, 78, of Merrill, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. John Albert Blackmore was born July 11, 1928, in Merrill, the son of Walter and Hedvig (Schultz) Blackmore. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill. John grew up on the family farm west of Merrill and attended school in Hinton...
Matt Edmunds (06/07/07)
Matt Edmunds of Rock Comfort, Mo., died suddenly Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Rocky Comfort. He is the husband of the former Beth Ann Lauters of Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Alvin Groepper (06/07/07)
Alvin Groepper, 83, of Remsen, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Alvin Groepper was born July 21, 1912, at rural Remsen, the son of Adolph and Kate (Rochau) Groepper. Alvin was raised in the Remsen area and received his education in the rural school system. He was then engaged in farming with his father...
Cami Hoffman (06/07/07)
Cami Jean Hoffman, 46, of Remsen, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at her home in Remsen after a courageous battle with cancer for 11 1/2 years. Cami Jean was born May 31, 1961, in Le Mars, the daughter of Richard and Carol (Ruden) Weber. Cami was raised in Remsen and received her education at Remsen-Union School from which she graduated in 1979. She then lived at Le Mars, where she attended Le Mars Beauty College and received her degree of cosmetology. She then worked in the Le Mars area...
Frances Mackey (06/07/07)
Frances Mackey, 81, of Le Mars, passed to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 4, 2007, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Francis Lorraine Scott was born May 24, 1926, in Akron, the daughter of James and Pearl (Nall) Scott. She attended school in Akron and after her senior year, she taught country school near Akron. She was united in marriage to Francis Albert Mackey on March 31, 1946. They farmed in the Akron and Cherokee areas for several years...
Frances Mackey (06/06/07)
Frances Mackey, 81, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Le Mars Church of Christ (1333 Adler Dr. S.E.) with Pastor Casey Kleeman officiating. Interment will be Saturday afternoon at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. ...
John Blackmore (06/06/07)
John Blackmore, 78, of Merrill, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Johnson Township, rural Merrill, with the Rev. Peter Boe officiating. ...
Rhoda L. Gibson (06/05/07)
OLDHAM, S.D. - Rhoda L. (Gray) Gibson, 86, of Oldham, S.D., died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at her residence. Services will be Monday, June 11 at the old Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church, located at the fairgrounds in Marcus, Iowa. Burial will be at a later date in Meriden. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to the restoration of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church or to the family. Condolences and complete obituary at www.ellsworthfh.com...
Mildred Hunter (06/04/07)
Mildred Hunter, 90, of Le Mars, peacefully departed this earth to be with her Lord and family on Friday, June 1, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, after suffering a stroke. Mildred Grace Hunter was born Aug. 27, 1916, two and one-half miles west of Le Mars, at the home of her parents J.D. ...
Frances Mackey (06/04/07)
Frances Mackey, 81, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 4, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
John 'Jack' Scharff (06/04/07)
John "Jack" Scharff, 64, of Jacksonville, N.C., and formerly of Remsen, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at Jacksonville, N.C. John "Jack" Scharff was born Aug. 12, 1942, in Le Mars, the son of John L. and Edeltrud (Ahmann) Scharff. Jack was raised in Remsen and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in 1960. He then attended the University of Iowa from which he graduated in 1965. He married Effie Deerhake in 1964...
Ray Meis (06/01/07)
Ray Meis, 96, of Crescent and formerly of Granville, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Ray Meis was born July 1, 1910, at rural Le Mars, the son of Joseph and Katherine (Roerig) Meis. Ray was raised in the Le Mars area and received his education at St. Joseph Catholic School in Le Mars. He then worked at different jobs in the Le Mars area, including hauling milk and working at Wells' Dairy when they were first established...