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Obituaries from December 2007

Dolores M. Letsche (12/31/07)
Dolores M. Letsche, 94, of Marcus, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Dolores Marie Letsche was born Dec. 1, 1913, the daughter of Frank T. and Elizabeth (Nacke) Kass. She was raised on a farm in Plymouth County near Remsen, and attended rural school close to her home...
Dorothy C. Lubben (12/31/07)
Dorothy C. Lubben, 74, of Brunsville, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at her home. Dorothy Cecelia Willer was born on July 20, 1933 on the family farm in Washington Township, the daughter of John and Katherine (Papritz) Willer. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Dustin D. Nelson (12/31/07)
Dustin D. Nelson, 19, of Le Mars died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, in Sioux City. Arrangements are pending at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.
Lillian Haisch (12/28/07)
Lillian Haisch, 90, of Laurel, Neb., died Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge, Neb. Lillian Lena Haisch was born Dec. 30, 1916, at Randolph, Neb., the daughter of Emil and Amelia (Stapelman) Johnson. She was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
James N. Wiltgen (12/28/07)
James N. Wiltgen, 76, of Sioux City, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at his home surrounded by his family. James was born Nov. 16, 1931, in Le Mars, the son of Nicholas and Clara (Heissel) Wiltgen. He grew up in Le Mars and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1950. ...
Margaret Jean Covert (12/27/07)
Margaret Jean Covert, 74, of Parker, S.D., died Monday Dec. 24, 2007, at Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg, S.D. The former Margaret Jean Bauler was born July 22, 1933, at Le Mars, the daughter of Herman C. and Margaret B. (Murray) Bauler. She grew up in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School. ...
Phyllis E. Gries (12/27/07)
Phyllis E. Gries, 90, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Duane Miesner will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hinton. ...
Philip R. Krieg, Jr. (12/27/07)
Philip Richard Krieg, Jr. of Scottsdale, Ariz., passed away from this life unexpectedly on Christmas Eve (Monday, Dec. 24, 2007). Phil was born Jan. 25, 1948, Le Mars, the son of Philip and Celesta (Featherston) Krieg and was raised on the family farm near Kingsley. He graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1966. He attended Iowa State University and received his degree from Westmar College in 1970...
Don Stevens (12/27/07)
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. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with Father James Tigges officiating. ...
Marvin L. Baldwin (12/26/07)
Marvin Leroy Baldwin, 91 of Grand Junction, Colo.,, formerly of Akron and Le Mars, was reunited with his beloved wife on Monday Dec. 17, 2007 at Larchwood Inns Nursing Home in Grand Junction surrounded by his love ones. Marvin was born in Union County, South Dakota on May 20, 1916, the son of Oscar Baldwin and Seralda (Heeren) Baldwin. ...
Kenneth D. Fokken (12/26/07)
Kenneth D. Fokken, 79, of Kingsley, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Sioux City. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Rohde - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Kenneth's family with funeral arrangements...
Thomas L. Mitchell (12/26/07)
Thomas "Tom" Lloyd Mitchell, 82, of Le Mars, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Thomas lived a rich, vital life. Tom was born in Sioux City on Sept, 18, 1925. He graduated in 1944 from Central High School. ...
Helen Harms (12/26/07)
Helen Harms, 85, of Le Mars, died Monday Dec. 24, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital. The former Helen Iona Andersen was born Jan. 1, 1922 on a farm north of Le Mars, the daughter of Ole D. and Charlotte (Kloster) Andersen. She graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1941 and then received her teaching degree from Westmar College in Le Mars. ...
Marvin L. Baldwin (12/24/07)
Marvin Leroy Baldwin, 91 of Grand Junction, Colo., and formerly of Akron and Le Mars, was reunited with his beloved wife on Monday Dec. 17, 2007, at Larchwood Inns Nursing Home in Grand Junction surrounded by his love ones. Marvin was born in Union County, South Dakota, on May 20, 1916, the son of Oscar Baldwin and Seralda (Heeren) Baldwin. ...
Thomas L. Mitchell (12/24/07)
Thomas "Tom" Lloyd Mitchell died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Thomas lived a rich, vital life. Tom was born in Sioux City on Sept, 18, 1925. He graduated in 1944 from Central High School. While at Central he was involved in choir, opera, Spanish club and football. ...
Freda H. Dreeszen (12/21/07)
Freda H. Dreeszen, 99, of Akron, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. The Rev. Laurice Streyffeller will officiate. Burial will be prior to the services at 2 p.m. ...
Marvin L. Baldwin (12/20/07)
Marvin L. Baldwin, 91, of Grand Junction, Colo., and formerly of Akron, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Larchwood Inns Nursing Home in Grand Junction. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. The Rev. ...
Ida 'La Von' Knapp (12/20/07)
Ida La Von Knapp, 80, of Akron, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at the Akron Care Center. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. David Husmann will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitations will be after 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, with the family present after 6 p.m., all at the funeral home...
Thomas L. Mitchell (12/20/07)
Thomas L. Mitchell, 82, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at his home in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. James Tigges officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Clayton 'Murph' Small (12/20/07)
Clayton "Murph" Small, 82, of Sioux City, and formerly of Akron, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at his residence in Sioux City. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at First Baptist Church in Akron. Pastor Dan Doran of First Evangelical Free Church in Sioux City will officiate. ...
Colonel Aloysius "Al" Rolfes (12/19/07)
Colonel (Ret) Aloysius "Al" Rolfes, 88, was called home to be with our Lord on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. Al was born on Feb. 11, 1919, in Le Mars, the first of 11 children for Joseph and Rose (Langel) Rolfes. Enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1942, Al proudly served his country in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a soldier in the 165th Infantry, 27th Division...
Roger L. Hays (12/17/07)
Roger L. Hays, age 53 years, of Omaha, Neb., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007. He was a former Le Mars resident and Le Mars Community High School graduate. With great sadness, and in loving memory of my father, Roger Lee Hays: On Dec. 11, 2007 a truly great man passed from this world and from the lives of his family and friends. ...
Lance J. Hitchcock (12/17/07)
Lance J. Hitchcock, 29, of Merrill, died Dec. 5, 2007, in Marcus, from injuries resulting in a truck accident. Lance was born Aug. 13, 1978, in Sioux City, the son of Kenneth R. and Carol F. (McAfee) Hitchcock. He graduated from South Sioux City High School in 1997. He received an associates degree in web design from Western Iowa Tech in May 2007. He worked for HOM Furniture as a delivery driver for the past 10 years...
Mayme B. Hobbs (12/17/07)
Mayme B. Hobbs, 94, of Kingsley, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mayme Bernice Hobbs was born Aug. 20, 1913, at Correctionville, the daughter of James Henry and Lottie (Pierce) Beeson. She graduated from Correctionville High School. Following her education she taught in country schools near Correctionville...
Wilbur H. Huenink (12/17/07)
Wilbur H. Huenink, 84, of Hawarden died Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital after a lengthy illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Christian Reformed Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Nathan de Vries officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery, Hawarden. Visitation will begin noon today (Monday), with the family present 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
George S. Johnson (12/17/07)
George S. Johnson, 73, of Pierre, S.D., left this earth and was home with our Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, from the Golden Living Center in Pierre, S.D. George S. Johnson was born April 14, 1934, the son of Milo Ingram and Frances Viola (Murray) Johnson in Laurens, Iowa. He was raised and educated in Laurens, graduating from Laurens High School...
Kyle Jon Oltmanns (12/17/07)
Kyle Jon Oltmanns, infant son of Mark and Debra Oltmanns of Akron, was stillborn Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Private graveside services will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Craig. Visitation with the family present will be after 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Edwin M. Ten Napel (12/17/07)
Edwin Melvin Ten Napel, 91, of Ireton, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at Morningside Manor in Alcester, S.D. Edwin Melvin Ten Napel was born June 22, 1916, in Clear Lake, S.D., the son of H.E. and Mary (Borgman) Ten Napel. After moving to the Sioux Center area at a young age, he attended country school through the eighth grade. ...
Jennie 'Jeannine' Dreckman (12/14/07)
Jennie "Jeannine" Dreckman, 75, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at the Orange City Hospital. Jennie "Jeannine" Marie Dreckman was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Le Mars, the daughter of Ray and Mary (Balster) Lauters. Jeannine was raised on a farm in the Remsen and Marcus area. ...
Donald J. Gabel (12/14/07)
Donald J. Gabel, 81, of Hawarden, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at the Avera MeKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Donald J. Gabel was born March 4, 1926, near Akron, the son of Ernest and Minnie (Langlett) Gabel. He attended grade school in Preston Township and high school in Akron...
Rianna Ann Kauzlarich (12/14/07)
Rianna Ann Kauzlarich, six-week-old daughter of Odis Richmond and Tamara Kauzlarich, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at Children's Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Rianna was born with a lot of obstacles on Nov.1, 2007, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City and was soon after transferred to Children's Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Her illnesses were such that she could never overcome them. She was a fighter...
Wilma Jean Ropte (12/14/07)
Wilma Jean Ropte of Longmont, Colo., died Nov. 13, 2007 at the Berthoud Living Center. She was 84. Wilma was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Sioux City, the daughter of Morris C. and Hazel (Tidemann) Bailey. She graduated from Coleridge High School in 1939, and attended Wayne State Teachers College in Wayne, Neb., and went on to teach at rural schools...
Lavon Irene Krekow (12/13/07)
Lavon Irene Krekow, 88, of Remsen, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. LaVon was born Jan. 20, 1919 in Hartley. She will be missed by her daughters, Sonja Smith and Mary Clair and her husband John; grandchildren, Ann (Matt) Hanson Laurie Hollingsworth and her husband Clyde Birks; Isaac Clair; great-grandchildren, Katherine and Caleb Hanson, Morgan Hollingsworth, and Hannah Birks...
Jennie Dreckman (12/13/07)
Jennie "Jeannine" Dreckman, 75, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at the Orange City Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. James Tigges officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church with a 4 p.m. Parish rosary followed by a 7 p.m. Scriptural wake service. The Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting the family with arrangements...
Harold Heeren (12/13/07)
Harold Heeren, 78, of Kingsley, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 at his son's home near Le Mars, following a courageous battle with a long-term illness. Harold Virgel Heeren was born Jan. 21, 1929, on a farm near Brunsville, the son of John Albert Everett and Emilie Emma (Jaster) Heeren. ...
Alice M. Hinken (12/13/07)
Alice M. Hinken, 69, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec, 10, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Alice Mae Bruhn was born May 11, 1938, on the family farm near Cylinder, the daughter of Erwin and Doris (Meyer) Bruhn. Alice was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Mildred P. Lembcke (12/13/07)
Mildred P. Lembcke, 94, of Hinton, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mildred Pauline Jauer was born Dec. 1, 1913, on the family farm east of Hinton, the daughter of Albert and Julia (Westbury) Jauer. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. Mildred attended country school in Hungerford Township and graduated from Hinton High School in 1932...
Deana Lussier (12/13/07)
Deana "Cookie" Lussier, 65, of Cherokee, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2007, at her daughter's home in Cherokee, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Deana "Cookie" Lussier was born February. 12, 1942, in Paullina. She attended school at Marcus. She married Gary "Louie" Lussier, Sr. ...
LTJG Norman L. Roggow (12/13/07)
LTJG Norman L. Roggow, 26 year old Naval aviator, who was killed in action on Oct. 8, 1967, in Vietnam was recovered and repatriated to the United States and his family for burial in Iowa. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. ...
Ervin C. Criswell (12/12/07)
Ervin C. Criswell, 89, of Le Mars, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at his home. Ervin Charles Criswell was born October 11, 1918 in Le Mars, Iowa to Burton and Esther (Cook) Criswell. Ervin attended country school near Seney. Ervin was united in marriage to Betty Lou Nelson on Oct. ...
Alice M. Hinken (12/12/07)
Alice M. Hinken, 69, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery. ...
LTJG Norman L. Roggow (12/12/07)
LTJG Norman L. Roggow, 26 year old Naval aviator, who was killed in action on Oct. 8, 1967, in Vietnam was recovered and repatriated to the United States and his family for burial in Iowa. Norman Lee Roggow was born Aug. 25, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Orville and Linda (Beckman) Roggow. ...
Lucille Bellwood Gale (12/11/07)
Lucille Bellwood Gale, of Akron, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007 at the Algona Manor Care Center in Algona, where she was a resident. Mrs. Gale was born June 3, 1918, on a farm near Akron, the daughter of Dolton and Maude Steward Bellwood. She attended rural schools in South Dakota before moving to Akron with her family in 1930. She graduated from Akron High School in 1936 and attended Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa...
Harold Heeren (12/11/07)
Harold Heeren, 78, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at his son's home near Le Mars, following a courageous battle with a long-term illness. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. ...
Mildred P. Lembcke (12/11/07)
Mildred P. Lembcke, 94, of Hinton, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Mildred's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Ervin C. Criswell (12/10/07)
Ervin C. Criswell, 89, of Le Mars, died peacefully on Monday, Dec. 10, 2007 at his home. Funeral arrangements will be with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Harold Heeren (12/10/07)
Harold Heeren, 77, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at his son's home near Le Mars, following a courageous battle with a long-term illness. Arrangements are pending at Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Donald F. Smutzer Sr. (12/10/07)
Donald F. Smutzer Sr., 87, of Kingsley, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehab Center. Donald will be cremated and a Memorial Service will follow at a later date. The Rohde - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Donald's family with funeral arrangements...
Harold A. Kaiser (12/06/07)
Harold A. Kaiser, 95, of Sioux City, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital. Harold Kaiser was born June 24, 1912, in Plymouth County, Merrill, the son of Albert and Louise (Prince) Kaiser. He married Helen Mary Johnson on Sept. 26, 1940, in Sioux City. She died Sept. 5, 2000, in Sioux City. After their marriage, the couple farmed near Merrill. In 1985, they moved to Sioux City following his retirement. His wife Helen died Sept. 5, 2000...
Carolyn Landis (12/06/07)
Carolyn Landis, 65, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at her home after a lengthy battle with health issues. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars with Pastor Casey Kleeman of the Le Mars Church of Christ officiating. ...
D. Elaine Bartels (12/05/07)
OMAHA, Neb. -- D. Elaine (Groepper) Bartels, 70, of Omaha, Neb., died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, in Omaha. D. Elaine Bartels was born March 17, 1937, in Cushing. She was a longtime educator in Iowa and Nebraska. Survivors include her husband, Al Bartels; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Penny Bartels; a grandson, Jordan Bartels; a niece, Brenda (Tony) Pignataro; a nephew, Michael Bullock; a great-nephew, Steven Pignataro; a great -niece, Shannon (Nick) Birkle; aunts, Freida Brosamle and Hazel Wonder; and many cousins.. ...
Carolyn Landis (12/05/07)
Carolyn Landis, 65, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at her home after a lengthy battle with health issues. Carolyn Mae Cooper was born Jan. 25, 1942, at Castana, the daughter of Elzie and Thelma (Benson) Cooper. Her family moved to Charter Oak in 1948 and back to Castana in 1958 where she graduated from high school in 1960. Carolyn was united in marriage to James R. Landis on Sept. 23, 1972, in Le Mars. Carolyn worked for various businesses in Le Mars throughout the years...
Carolyn Landis (12/04/07)
Carolyn Landis, 65, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007 at her home. 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.
Richard F. 'Dick' Langel (12/04/07)
Dick Langel, 78, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly at his home Monday Dec. 3, 2007, from an apparent heart attack. Richard Francis Langel was born Oct. 25, 1929, at Le Mars, the son of Leo and Pauline (Rolfes) Langel. He grew up in Le Mars and graduated from St. ...
Lois L. Powell (12/04/07)
Lois L. Powell, 89, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, at the Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Lois Lorraine Powell was born April 4, 1918, in Elkhorn Township, Plymouth County, the daughter of Harvey and Nellie (Bainbridge) Bowman. She attended Elkhorn #2 school through the 7th grade. Lois graduated from Union High School in 1935...
Milo J. Probst (12/03/07)
Milo J. Probst, 86, of Alton, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. JOhn Vakulskas officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Alton, with graveside military rites conducted by Floyd Post 200 American legion...