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Obituaries from November 2007

Mildred A. Johnson (11/30/07)
Mildred A. Johnson, 94, of Akron, died Thursday morning, Nov. 29, 2007. at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Mildred Amanda Johnson was born Sept. 1, 1913, on the family farm in Johnson Township, near Ruble in Plymouth County, the daughter of Barth and Clara (Kallsen) Miller. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron. She attended country school in Ruble...
Elsa Joie Gengler (11/30/07)
Elsa Joie Gengler, premature infant daughter of Paul and Denise Gengler of Le Mars died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. Left to cherish her memory are her parents Paul and Denise Gengler of Le Mars; two sisters Sarah and Erica; maternal grandparents Lester and Jean Fetzer of Williamsburg, and paternal grandparents Mike and Marlene Gengler of Le Mars...
Don Stevens, Stevens Cleaners owner, dies at 89 (11/29/07)
Donald J. Stevens, 89. of La Crosse, Wis., formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at the Bethany Riverside Lighthouse, La Crosse, Wis. Doanld Joseph (Steve) Stevens was born April 3, 1918, in Le Mars, the son of Albert and Alice Mohan Stevens. He graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1937 and from the American Dry Cleaning Institute. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Albemarle during World War II. Don married Phyllis Margaret McGraw in 1948...
Don M. Jessen (11/28/07)
Don M. Jessen, 89, of Sioux City, and a Merrill native, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel, with the Rev. Nan Allen of Grace United Methodist Church officiating. ...
Leonard Majeres (11/28/07)
Leonard Majeres. 91, of Orange City and formerly of Remsen, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Orange City Health System Hospital in Orange City. Leonard Majeres was born Nov. 23, 1916, at rural Oyens, the son of Charles and Josephine (Schiltz) Majeres...
Bryon K. Kounkel (11/27/07)
Bryon Keith Kounkel, 48, of Red Lake, Minn., and formerly of Hinton, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Lakewood Hospital in Staples, Minn. He was born to Keith and Caren (Kovarna) Kounkel on June 17, 1959, in Le Mars. Bryon married Patricia Ann Kenney on June 25, 2001, in Wadena, Minn...
Leonard Majeres (11/27/07)
Leonard Majeres, 91, of Orange City and formerly of Remsen, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Orange City Health Systems Hospital in Orange City. Private memorial services will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. His body has been donated to science, and burial will be in at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen...
Quintessence Marie Jackson (11/26/07)
Quintessence Marie Jackson, newborn daughter of Jason and Tracy Luchtel-Jackson, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Left to cherish her memory are her parents Jason and Tracy Luchtel-Jackson of Le Mars; maternal grandparents Donna and Jeff Britcher of Le Mars, and Craig Luchtel of Oxford; paternal grandmother Shirley Plendl of Le Mars; and maternal great-grandmother Chris Luchtel of Carroll...
Silveria 'Honey' Konz (11/26/07)
Silveria "Honey" (Noethe) Konz, 95, of Hospers, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hospers with the Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Alton...
Blanche H. Majeres (11/26/07)
Blanche H. Majeres, 85, of Le Mars, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at her residence. Blanche H. Majeres was born Nov. 30, 1921, on a farm southeast of Moville, the daughter of Kenneth and Clara (Struckbein) Baker. She attended country school near her home and later graduated from Remsen Union High School in 1940...
Marie Willer (11/26/07)
Marie (Granquist) Willer, 92, of Akron, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, at Casa De Paz Nursing and Rehab in Sioux City. Services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame officiated, with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Akron...
Quintessence Marie Jackson (11/23/07)
Quintessence Marie Jackson, newborn daughter of Jason and Tracy Luchtel-Jackson, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Quintessence's family with funeral arrangements...
Richard E. Albert (11/23/07)
Richard E. Albert, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Richard Eugene Albert was born March 26, 1924, in Le Mars, the son of Charles and Gertrude (VanderMeer) Albert. He graduated from Le Mars High School in 1942. In March of 1943, Richard enlisted in the United States Army and served during World War II until receiving his honorable discharge. He returned to Le Mars and began his career in auto parts sales...
Richard E. Albert (11/21/07)
Richard E. Albert, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at First Baptist Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Jon Meredith will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Richard E. Albert (11/20/07)
Richard E. Albert, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Richard's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Leland L. Cambier (11/20/07)
Leland L. Cambier, 77, of Alton, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City, with the Rev. G.I. Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Nassau Township Cemetery, near Alton. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) with the family present 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent online to www.oolman.com...
Mary L. Loftis (11/20/07)
Mary L. "Diamond" Loftis, 64, of Le Mars, formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at the Le Mars hospital. Services will be 12:30 p.m. Friday at Becker-Hunt Funeral Home in South Sioux City. Burial will be in Coleridge City Cemetery, Coleridge, Neb. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home...
Leverne H. Klemme (11/19/07)
Leverne H. Klemme, 87, of Akron, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, S.D., with the Rev. Jared Rakness officiating. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military rites conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. ...
Lawrence G. Meseck (11/19/07)
Lawrence G. Meseck, 85, of Urbandale, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at the Karen Acres Health Center in Urbandale. Lawrence G. Meseck was born Dec. 20, 1921 in Storm Lake, the son of Arthur and Malinda (Kruse) Meseck. He married Marjorie Lois Widman on Nov. 21, 1943, in Storm Lake...
Maurine A. Niichel (11/19/07)
Maurine A. (Kokenge) Niichel, 93, of Granville, died , Nov. 17, 2007, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, surrounded by her seven children. 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 in Granville...
Marvin Prins (11/19/07)
Marvin Prins, 69, of Sioux Center, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 in Sioux Center. Marvin Wayne Prins was born March 28, 1938, in Hull, the son of Harry and Elizabeth Prins. He graduated from Sioux Center Community High School. Marv then served in the Air National Guard...
David R. West (11/19/07)
David R. West, 55, of rural Akron, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westfield Community Room in Westfield. Pastor Steve Jewett of New Horizons United Church of Christ in Akron officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the Community room and following the service...
Douglas P. Mertes (11/16/07)
Douglas P. Mertes, 58, of Merrill, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at his home in Merrill. Douglas Paul Mertes was born April 18, 1949 in Le Mars, the son of John "Clem" and Kathleen (Schlesser) Mertes. Doug graduated from Gehlen Catholic School in 1967. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict from October 1968 until his honorable discharge in October 1974...
Mark N. WIlmes Sr. (11/16/07)
Mark Nicholas Wilmes Sr., 62, of Sioux City, and a Remsen native, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, surrounded by his family, friends and angels of the Lord. Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sioux City with the Revs. ...
Harvey O. Larson (11/15/07)
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Harvey O. Larson, 84, of Brookings, S.D., died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Brookings Hospital. Harvey O. Larson was born on Dec. 24, 1922, in Brookings, S.D., the son of Oscar and Bertha (Brandt) Larson. Harvey received his education in rural schools in Brookings County and was a graduate of the Elkton High School in 1940. ...
Doug Mertes (11/15/07)
Doug Mertes, 58, of Merrill, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at his home in Merrill. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Dan Grieving of the Merrill Assumption Catholic Church officiating. Inurnment will be in Assumption Catholic Cemetery. Visitations with the family present will be after 4 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7 p.m. Scriptural wake service at the funeral home...
Kenneth M. Vance (11/15/07)
Kenneth M. Vance, 84, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Kenneth M. Vance was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Hastings, Neb., the son of Rev. M.G. and Lydia Reutlinger Vance. He graduated from the Fullerton, Nebraska High School in 1941. ...
Kenneth M. Vance (11/14/07)
Ella (Kurtzhals) Kounkel (11/14/07)
Mrs. Ella (Kurtzhals) Kounkel passed away at her home in Le Mars on Monday Nov. 12, 2007, at the age of 96. The former Ella E. Heuertz was born March 22, 1911, at Granville, the daughter of Michael and Ella (VanSteenwyk) Heuertz. On April 25, 1935, she married Albert Kurtzhals at Oyens. ...
Cynthia K. Branum (11/13/07)
Cynthia Kaye Branum, 48, of Spirit Lake, and formerly of Gillette, Wyo., died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, following a year-long fight against leukemia. She never complained and was so brave throughout her journey. People around her learned so much from her strength and courage...
Sharon Kahl (11/13/07)
Sharon Kahl, 71, of Remsen, died unexpectedly at her home in Remsen on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Remsen with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. After services the body will be cremated and the ashes will be interred at a later date in Remsen City Cemetery. ...
Ella (Kurtzhals) Kounkel (11/13/07)
Ella (Kurtzhals) Kounkel passed away at her home in Le Mars on Monday Nov. 12, 2007, at the age of 96. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Kenneth M. Vance (11/13/07)
Kenneth M. Vance, 84, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Kenneth's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Julie Bruggeman (11/12/07)
LARCHWOOD -- Julie Bruggeman, age 52, of Larchwood, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at her home near Larchwood, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Julie Ann (Ortmann) Bruggeman was born Oct. 19, 1955 in Remsen, the daughter of Don and Sandy (Schaefer) Ortmann. ...
John W. Morton (11/12/07)
John W. Morton, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. John W. Morton was born Oct. 25, 1920, the son of Earl and Agnes (Hoyt) Morton at Le Mars. He graduated from Union Township Consolidated School in 1938, then attended Western Union College (Westmar) and the University of Iowa before coming home to Union Township to farm...
John W. Morton (11/09/07)
John W. Morton, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Union Township Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12 noon Sunday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars, with the family present from 2 to 5 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home prior to the service on Monday...
Dorothy L. Spin (11/09/07)
Dorothy L. Spin, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Dorothy Louise (Howard) Spin was born May 15, 1922, in Aurelius, N.Y., the daughter of the late Royal F. and Anna C. (Wiegref) Howard. She married William Spin in November 1953 had one daughter, Kathryn A. (Spin) Bartelli and then divorced in 1956. She resided in Auburn, N.Y., the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York, most of her adult life...
Robert E. Bahrke (11/08/07)
Robert E. "Rip" Bahrke, 83, of Pierson, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Robert Earl Bahrke was born June 20, 1924, in Correctionville, the son of Albert and Lucille (Heckenlively) Bahrke. He graduated from Correctionville High School in 1943. In June 1943, Robert enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country during World War II. He received his honorable discharge in March 1946...
Margaret A. Flaherty (11/08/07)
Margaret A. Flaherty, 91, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Margaret A. Flaherty was born Aug. 18, 1916, in Le Mars, the oldest child of Thomas William and Cora (Sullivan) Flaherty. She was baptized and confirmed at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Margaret attended Dalton Independent School in West Le Mars. She resided with her parents until moving to Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars on April 7, 1975...
Edward Jones (11/08/07)
CHEROKEE -- Edward "Eddie" Jones, 58, of Le Mars, formerly of Cherokee, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, from injuries suffered in a truck accident in Le Mars. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cherokee. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars L.A. Wescott Post 2253 of Cherokee...
Dorothy Spin (11/08/07)
Dorothy L. Spin, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Dorothy's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Margaret A. Flaherty (11/07/07)
Margaret A. Flaherty, 91, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take placed at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Dorothy M. Lee (11/06/07)
Dorothy M. Lee, 81, of Sheldon, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon. Dorothy Marie Lee, the daughter of Hans C. and Amanda (Mohr) Hansen was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Le Mars, Iowa. She grew up and received her education in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School in 1944. ...
Cyril N. Deitermann (11/06/07)
Cyril N. Deitermann, 92, of Yankton, S.D., formerly of Luverne, Minn., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at South Dakota Human Services Center in Yankton. He was born August 4, 1915, in Remsen, Iowa, the son of Henry and Anna (Kirpes) Deitermann. Later his family moved to Pipestone, Minn., where he attended high school until they moved to a farm in rural Luverne...
Ruth Behrens (11/05/07)
Ruth Behrens, 79, of rural Kingsley, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. Ruth Marie Behrens was born Aug. 28, 1928, on a farm near Le Mars, the daughter of William and Anna (Adden) Kilker. She attended country school near her home. Ruth and her mother later moved into Le Mars where Ruth was employed with Aalfs manufacturing for seven years...
Margaret A. Flaherty (11/05/07)
Margaret A. Flaherty, 91, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Nov. 5, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.  The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Margaret's family with funeral arrangements.  Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Richard L. ‘Rich' Janssen (11/05/07)
Richard "Rich" L. Janssen, 61, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a six-month battle with leukemia. Richard Lorenz Janssen was born Jan. 28, 1946, in Hawarden, the son of Lorenz and Bernice (Van Wyhe) Janssen. Rich was raised on the family farm in South Dakota near Hawarden, and graduated from West Sioux High School in 1964. He attended the University of South Dakota (USD) where he received his teaching degree in 1968...
Edward Jones (11/05/07)
Edward Jones, 58, of Le Mars, formerly of Cherokee, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, in a truck accident in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Donald P. Kaufmann (11/05/07)
Donald P. Kaufmann, 86, of Sioux City died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, in Sioux City following a brief illness. Donald was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Le Mars, the son of Bernard M. and Dora M. (Roeser) Kaufmann. In the early 1930s, Donald's family moved to Brunsville. ...
Lois F. Seible (11/05/07)
Lois F. Seible, 83, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at Countryside Retirement Home in Sioux City. Lois Ferne (Flom) Seible was born May 11, 1924, in Maskell, Neb., the daughter of John A. and Mary (Hansen) Flom. Lois attended and graduated from high school in Newcastle, Neb., with the class of 1942. Lois taught school for two years after high school prior to moving to Sioux City. Lois and Vincent Seible were married on Dec. 21, 1947, in South Sioux City, Neb...
Betty Wolbers (11/02/07)
Elizabeth "Betty" Wolbers, 72, of Le Mars died on Thursday November 1, 2007 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a brief battle with cancer. The former Elizabeth Rolfes was born March 15, 1935 at Le Mars, IA, the daughter of Joe and Rose (Langel) Rolfes. ...
Vincent S. Nuebel (11/02/07)
Vincent Nuebel of Le Mars died peacefully at his home after a long illness Wednesday evening October 31, 2007, at the age of 92.   Vincent Sylvester Nuebel was born October 10, 1915 on the family farm southeast of Le Mars, the son of Frank and Josephine (Meis) Nuebel. He grew up in the Le Mars area and attended St. ...
Rich L. Janssen (11/02/07)
Rich L. Janssen, 61, of Le Mars passed away Thursday, November 1, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2007 at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Larry Fett of*ciating. ...
Margaret Goebel (11/02/07)
Margaret E. Goebel, 93, of Marcus, Iowa died on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa. Margaret Edith Goebel was born on April 8, 1914 on a farm south of Marcus, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Riley) Quirin. She attended Holy Name Catholic School and graduated from Marcus High School with the class of 1933...
Vince Nuebel (11/01/07)
Vince Nuebel, 92, Le Mars, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at this home. Funeral arrangements by the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars are pending.
Frieda Groenhagen (11/01/07)
Frieda B.J. Groenhagen, 74, Manito, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 29, in Springlake Township, Tazewell County, Ill. Frieda was born Sept. 27, 1933, in Le Mars, to Henry and Karla E. Ida Groenhagen. Frieda worked as a cook at the Dining Car Restaurant in South Pekin for six years. She retired in 1986...