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Obituaries from October 2007

Francis C. "Dutch" Homan (10/31/07)
Francis C. "Dutch" Homan, 84, Alton, died at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, Monday, October 29, 2007. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton, with the Rev. John Vakulska officiating and Msgr. Nicholas J. Ruba concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Alton...
Dale E. Schultz (10/30/07)
Dale E. Schultz, 86, of Rapid City, S.D., died at the Rapid City Regional Hospital Sunday, October 28, 2007. Dale was born March 18, 1921 in Plymouth County Iowa, the soon of Frank and Luella (Mead) Schultz. He graduated from Le Mars High School at Le Mars in 1939. ...
Jeanne K. Slater (10/30/07)
Jeanne K. Slater, 60, of Kingsley, died, surrounded by her family, Sunday, October 28, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at the First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Duane Meisner officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service in Sergeant Bluff...
Mary Lou Kettler (10/29/07)
VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. -- Mary Lou Kettler, 71, of Vadnais Heights, Minn., passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Oct. 25,2007, after a lengthy battle with diabetes and kidney failure. The former Mary Lou Livermore was born at Brunsville, the daughter of Fred and Mary Livermore. She was a beloeved wife, mother Nana and great-grandma...
Jerry J. Porsch (10/29/07)
Jerry J. Porsch, 67, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Kingsley, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Duane Miesner will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the church and will continue until service time...
Dr. Stephen Herman Noel (10/25/07)
Dr. Stephen Herman Noel, 49, of Dakota Dunes died peacefully Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at his residence following a year-long illness with colon cancer. Stephen Herman Noel was born Nov. 17, 1957, in Peoria, Ill., the son of Lee and Mary Spainhower Noel. ...
Ralph A. Fisch (10/23/07)
Ralph A. Fisch, 92, of Le Mars, Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars. Ralph A. Fisch was born May 1, 1915, in Le Mars, the son of Nicholas P. and Margaret (Pletschette) Fisch. Ralph’s father owned and operated the first general dry goods and grocery store in Le Mars. He was raised and educated in Le Mars, graduating from St. Joseph Catholic School in 1934. In 1936 he began employment with Remer Fuel Co. in Le Mars...
Dr. Stephen H. Noel (10/23/07)
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. â€" Dr. Stephen Herman Noel, 49, of Dakota Dunes died Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at his residence. Arrangements are pending with Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City.
Violetta L. Bollmeyer (10/22/07)
Violetta L. Bollmeyer, 98, of Hinton, passed away peacefully Friday Oct. 19, 2007, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. The former Violetta Louise Kasch was born Oct. 1, 1909, in McCausland, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Martha Kasch. She graduated from Oto High School. After graduation she attended Morningside College in Sioux City where she earned her Teaching Certificate. She taught at Miller #7 Country School in 1929...
Daniel C. Hoffa (10/22/07)
Daniel C. Hoffa, 84, of Le Mars, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. at his home in Le Mars. Daniel Christopher Hoffa was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Grundy County, Iowa the son of Jacob D. and Minnie (Boike) Hoffa. At the age of 15, Dan graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1939. ...
Ramon "Ray" Jespersen (10/19/07)
Ray Jespersen, 97, of Akron, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at the Akron Care Center. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel at Akron.
Daniel C. Hoffa (10/19/07)
Daniel C. Hoffa, 84, of Le Mars, died today (Friday), Oct. 19, 2007, at his home in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Carla Ann Scales (10/19/07)
Carla Ann Scales, 62, of Hot Springs, Ark., died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at a local hospital in Hot Springs, Ark. She was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Sioux City, the daughter of Ervin and Betty (Nelson) Criswell. Carla graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1963. Following high school, Carla attended U.S.D. in Vermillion, S.D., before transferring to National Business Training School in Sioux City...
Ralph A. Fisch (10/18/07)
Ralph A. Fisch, 92, of Le Mars, Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Good Samaritan Village of Le Mars. Ralph A. Fisch was born May 1, 1915, in Le Mars, the son of Nicholas P. and Margaret (Pletschette) Fisch. Ralph’s father owned and operated the first general dry goods and grocery store in Le Mars. He was raised and educated in Le Mars, graduating from St. Joseph Catholic School in 1934. In 1936 he began employment with Remer Fuel Co. in Le Mars...
Laren Jordahl (10/18/07)
DAVENPORT â€" Laren Jordahl, 64, of Davenport, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport. Mr. Jordahl was born in 1941 to Ben and Elna Jordahl in Sioux City. He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. On Oct. 17, 1963, he married Marlene K. Leibrich in Elk Point, S.D...
Ervin H. Vehe (10/16/07)
Ervin H. "Bud" Vehe, 88, of rural Hinton died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Sunrise Retirement Community following a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale, rural Merrill, with the Rev. Daniel Greving officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Tuesday), with the family present 5:30 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Nelle C. Keehn (10/15/07)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Nelle C. (Anderson) Keehn, 95, a resident of Sioux Falls, S.D., the past nine years, and a Hawarden native, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden, with Pastor Larry Nilson officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery at Le Mars. Visitation will begin at noon today (Monday), with the family present an hour prior to the service on Tuesday, at the funeral home...
Petra A. Boyer (10/15/07)
Petra A. Boyer, 54, of Le Mars, and formerly of Germany, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Petra Angelika Ruhnau was born Nov. 2, 1952 in Berlin, Germany to Karl and Herta (Lau) Ruhnau. She received her education in Berlin and had worked as a seamstress, sales, and later as an office worker. While living in Berlin, Petra met her future husband, Glen Boyer. The couple later married on Nov. 2, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nev., while vacationing...
Ralph A. Fisch (10/15/07)
Ralph A. Fisch, 92, of Le Mars, Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. Ralph A. Fisch was born May 1, 1915, in Le Mars, the son of Nicholas P. and Margaret (Pletschette) Fisch. Ralph's father owned and operated the first general dry goods and grocery store in Le Mars. He was raised and educated in Le Mars, graduating from St. Joseph Catholic School in 1934. In 1936 he began employment with Remer Fuel Co. in Le Mars...
John F. Webster Sr. (10/15/07)
John F. Webster Sr, 32, of Remsen, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen, with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. The body was cremated and interment of his ashes will be at a later date...
Arlene M. Wanderscheid (10/12/07)
Arlene Wanderscheid, 75, of Le Mars, was called home to her Lord on Wednesday Oct. 10, 2007, following a courageous battle with cancer. Arlene May Sanow was born June 14, 1932 in Remsen, the daughter of August and Emma (Koerner) Sanow. She grew up in Remsen and graduated from Remsen Public High School. ...
Arlene Wanderscheid (10/11/07)
Arlene Wanderscheid, 75, of Le Mars, died Wednsday, Oct. 10, 2007, at her home in Le Mars following a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home...
Lee B. Richards (10/08/07)
Lee B. Richards, 91, of Webster City, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Hamilton Hospital. Lee Bolton Richards, son of Glen and Eula Bolton Richards, was born Oct. 5, 1915. at Wadena, Iowa. He received his elementary schooling at Redlands, Calif., and graduated from Arlington, Iowa High School in 1933. He received a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of South Dakota...
Nicaise 'Nic' Dexter (10/05/07)
Nicaise "Nic" Dexter, 21, of Riverside, Calif., died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, from injuries suffered from a motorcycle accident in Le Mars, while vacationing. Services will be held Oct. 13, in Riverside, Calif. There will be no local services in Le Mars...
Gerald 'Jerry' H. Augustine (10/03/07)
Gerald "Jerry" H. Augustine, 76, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at his home in Remsen after a lengthy illness. Gerald H. Augustine was born June 5, 1931, at rural Geddes, S.D., the son of Joseph and Alvina (Schilmoeller) Augustine. Jerry was raised in the Geddes area until the age of 10 when he moved with his family to the Remsen area where he attended St. ...
Lenora 'Lee' Becker (10/01/07)
Lenora "Lee" Becker, 89, of Remsen, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Leonora Becker was born Oct. 14, 1917, at rural Remsen, the daughter of James and Mary (Bohnenkamp) Ludwig. Lee was raised and educated in the Remsen area...
Marrilyn J. Utesch (10/01/07)
Marrilyn J. Utesch, 65, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007, from injuries from an automobile accident. Marrilyn Joyce Lunders was born Oct. 25, 1941, at Cherokee, the daughter of Edward and Lenore (Miller) Lunders. Marrilyn was baptized into the Catholic faith. ...