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Obituaries from January 2008

Donald 'Don' Kapfer (01/31/08)
Donald "Don" Kapfer, 71, of Akron, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2008 at his residence in Akron. Donald Francis Kapfer was born Feb. 2, 1936, on the family farm in Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of Oscar and Dolly (Faust) Kapfer. He attended school and graduated from Akron High School. ...
Dorothy Brown (01/31/08)
Dorothy Brown, 87, of Brunsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Dorothy Inez Herbst was born June 12, 1920, in Le Mars. She was the youngest child of Gus and Katie (Arbuck) Herbst of Merrill. Dorothy grew up on her parents Centennial Farm, six miles southwest of Merrill. ...
Duane S. Thompson (01/31/08)
Duane S. Thompson, 62, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home...
Donald 'Don' Kapfer (01/30/08)
Donald "Don" Kapfer, 71, of Akron, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2008, at his residence in Akron. Per Don's wishes, private family memorial services will be held at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron. The Rev. Roger Linnan of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden will officiate. Burial with military rites will be at a later date in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Akron. There will be no visitation, the body will be cremated...
Alma A. Mayer (01/30/08)
Alma A. Mayer, 83, of Le Mars died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. The former Alma Anna Walker was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Sioux City, the daughter of Wellington D. and Olga (Hansen) Walker. She grew up in Sioux City and following high school attended N.B.T., where she received her degree in business administration. ...
Dorothy Brown (01/30/08)
Dorothy Brown, 87, of Brunsville, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Carol R. Steenhoven (01/30/08)
Carol R. Steenhoven, 71, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Carol Ramona Steenhoven was born Jan. 3, 1937, on the family farm in Nausau Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa to Nick and Johanna (Roghair) Steenhoven. When she was 8 years old, the Steenhoven family moved into Le Mars. She received her education in the Le Mars schools...
Carol R. Steenhoven (01/29/08)
Carol R. Steenhoven, 71, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Ellen Hamilton (01/29/08)
Ellen Hamilton, 91, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Ellen Eyres was born Aug. 8, 1916, on the family farm in Union Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa the daughter of Alfred E. and Bertha (Kohl) Eyres. Ellen was baptized at the Union Township Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Union Consolidated High School in 1936. Ellen was united in marriage to David Hamilton on Jan. 18, 1942, at the Union Township Presbyterian Church...
Alma Mayer (01/29/08)
Alma Mayer, 83, of Le Mars, died today (Tuesday) Jan. 29, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
William L. 'Bill' Zemanek (01/29/08)
William L. "Bill" Zemanek, 82, of Westfield, formerly of Sioux City, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City. The body was cremated. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel...
Mary Ellen Stoll (01/29/08)
Mary Ellen Stoll, 63, of Granville, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a rosary at 5 p.m. by St. Joseph Guild and the Ladies Catholic Order of Foresters and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville...
Meriem R. Erichsen (01/28/08)
Meriem R. Erichsen, 94, of Marcus, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Meriem Roberta Erichsen was born on February 23, 1913 in Early, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Carrie (Haradon) Scothorn. The family moved to a farm near Curlew, where she began her education. ...
Wilma E. Less (01/28/08)
Wilma E. Less, 85, of Hinton, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. Wilma Emma Less was born March 8, 1922, at Merrill, the daughter of Ulrich and Marie (Von Hagel) Susemihl. She was raised on a farm near Merrill and received her elementary and high school education in Plymouth County. ...
Clarence R. Muecke (01/28/08)
Clarence Muecke, 77, of rural Merrill, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at his residence, with his family at his side. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, with the Rev. Kenneth Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., and a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Edith Slife (01/28/08)
Edith Slife, 94, of Hawarden died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden, with Monsignor Michael Sernett officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. There will be a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church...
Ellen Hamilton (01/28/08)
Ellen Hamilton, 91, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Jan. 28, 2008, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars,. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Wilma E. Less (01/25/08)
Wilma E. Less, 85, of Hinton, died today (Friday), Jan. 25, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Wilma's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Laura E. Wheeler (01/25/08)
Laura E. Wheeler, 96, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at her home. Laura E. Wheeler was born April 12, 1911, at Loveland, Colo., the daughter of Frank and Laura Trent. She graduated from high school at Clinton, Missouri in May of 1928. On Nov. ...
Gwendolyn Kass (01/24/08)
Gwen Kass, 75, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The former Gwendolyn Bixby was born Jan. 21, 1933, near Grand Meadows in Cherokee County, the daughter of Lucif and Joy (Blue) Bixby. She grew up near Grand Meadows and attended schools in both rural Cherokee County and Washta Public School...
Laura E. Wheeler (01/24/08)
Laura E. Wheeler, 96, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at her home. A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach officiating. A private family burial will take place at the Kingsley Cemetery prior to the memorial service. ...
Floyd 'Bud' M. Bohlke (01/23/08)
Floyd "Bud" M. Bohlke, 81, of Sioux City, died suddenly from an aneurysm on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City Floyd "Bud" Bohlke was born on a farm north of Le Mars on June 24, 1926, the son of Edward and Cecelia (Lanners) Bohlke. He attended and graduated from St. Joe High School in Le Mars. Bud served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946. He lived in Le Mars and moved to Sioux City after being released from the Army...
Gwendolyn Kass (01/23/08)
Gwen Kass, 75, of Le Mars, died today (Wednesday), Jan. 23, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Douglas G. Caskey (01/21/08)
Douglas G. Caskey, 51, of Akron died Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City following a courageous five-month battle with cancer. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. today (Monday) at Adaville United Methodist Church, rural Akron. Graveside services will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Marie A. Goetzinger (01/21/08)
Marie Goetzinger, 89, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. The former Marie A. Hames was born May 31, 1918. Her birth year was incorrect in the obituary which was published Friday. Mass of Christian Burial was today (Monday), at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars...
Roger E. Johnson (01/21/08)
Roger E. Johnson, 86, of Akron, died Friday evening, Jan. 18, 2008, at his residence in Akron. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Marilyn McCarty (01/21/08)
Mariln Joyce McCarty, 72, of Melvin, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008. Marilyn Joyce (Muilenburg) McCarty, the daughter of Adrian and Helen (Reighard) Muilenburg, was born Aug. 24, 1935 in Menlo, Iowa. She lived her youth in Melvin, where she attended school, and graduated from Melvin Community High School in 1953. She was proud to have been a member of the state basketball team of 1951...
Dennis C. Carlson (01/18/08)
Dennis C. Carlson, 87, of Akron, died Thursday, January 17, 2008 at Akron Care Center in Akron. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. The Rev. Laurice Streyffeller will officiate. Military rites will follow by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. ...
Merle L. Dagel (01/18/08)
Merle Dagel, age 85, of Orange City, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. There will be a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. The Rev. Jonathan Opgenorth will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m., at the funeral home...
Marie A. Goetzinger (01/18/08)
Marie Goetzinger, 89, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008, at the Abbey of Le Mars. The former Marie A. Hames was born May 31, 1931, on the family farm northeast of Remsen, the daughter of Anton and Lucy (Wilmes) Hames and grew up in the Remsen area. ...
Lloyd H. Molzen (01/18/08)
Lloyd H. Molzen, 73, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at his home in Le Mars. Lloyd H. Molzen was born Feb. 15, 1934, on the family farm east of Akron, the son of Henry and Anna (Popken) Molzen. Lloyd was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron. ...
Dolllie M. Bonnema (01/17/08)
Dollie M. Bonnema, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Dollie Mae Bonnema was born Oct. 13, 1924, near Westfield, the daughter of Sidney and Hattie Wynia. She attended Ridge Country School near her home...
Lloyd H. Molzen (01/17/08)
Lloyd H. Molzen, 73, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at his home in Le Mars. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jerry Crow of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church of rural Akron, officiating. Interment of the cremains will follow in the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Dana E. Vannorsdel (01/17/08)
Dana E. Vannorsdel, 78, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the United Congregational Church of Christ in Kingsley. The Rev Robert Blair will officiate. ...
Dollie M. Bonnema (01/16/08)
Dollie M. Bonnema, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Gerald W. Klein (01/16/08)
Gerald W. Klein, 90 of Granville, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Richard D. Ball officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday, with a rosary at 5 p.m. by St. Joseph Guild and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville...
Lloyd H. Molzen (01/16/08)
Lloyd H. Molzen, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at his home in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Dollie M. Bonnema (01/15/08)
Dollie M. Bonnema, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Dollie's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Thomas V. 'Tom' Buckley (01/15/08)
Tom Buckley died Monday Jan. 14, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars at the age of 87. Tom was born April 16, 1920, on a farm near Wakonda, S.D., the son of James A. and Jauletta (Krueger) Buckley. He attended Ireland rural school near Wakonda for a few years. ...
Dr. Edward Ehizojie Oamen (01/14/08)
NEWBURGH, Ind. -- Dr. Edward Ehizojie Oamen, Ph.D., of Newburgh, Ind., and a former Le Mars resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Evansville, Ind., with the Rev. ...
Larry Mathers (01/11/08)
Larry Gene Mathers, 63, passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be held after 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and a Masonic service will follow...
Edna Karr (01/10/08)
Edna Karr, 87, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Edna Ione DeRaad was born March 16, 1920, on the family farm near Ireton, the youngest daughter of Albert and Minnie (Van Meveren) DeRaad. She was educated in the Ireton School graduating from high school in 1938. ...
Edna Karr (01/09/08)
Edna Karr, 87, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Brendan M. Heuertz (01/07/08)
Brendan Michael Heuertz, 21-month-old son of Travis and Juliane and Heuertz of Pieere, S.D., entered God's arms on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at his home in Pierre surrounded by his family. Brendan Michael Heuertz was born March 16, 2006, at 8:05 a.m. in Sioux Falls, S.D., the son of Travis and Juliane (Meier) Heuertz, weighing 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long...
Arthur Q. Larson, longtime Westmar professor, Le Mars historian, dies at 87 (01/07/08)
Arthur Q. Larson, 87, of Sauk Rapids, Minn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Arthur Quentin Larson was born May 4, 1920, at LaGrange, Ill., the son of Arthur Q. Larson, Sr., and Ada (Schoessel) Larson. ...
Ashley M. Rassel (01/07/08)
Ashley M. Rassel, 22, of Marcus, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral...
Lorraine J. Henry (01/04/08)
Lorraine J. Henry, 79, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at her home in Kingsley. Lorraine J. Palo was born July 24, 1928, in Deadwood, S.D., the daughter of Jacob Alvin and Mary Vilda (Lakson) Palo. Her family lived in Fruitdale, South Dakota for nine months before moving to Newell, S.D. Lorraine was raised in Newell, baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, and graduated from Newell High School in 1947...
Ronald Howe (01/04/08)
Ronald Howe, 52, of rural Hinton, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan, 1, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Ronald Scott Howe was born Oct. 31, 1955, in Dubuque, the son of Lloyd George and Mavis Anne (Nuessle) Howe. When Ron was an infant his family moved to Hinton where Ron was raised and educated. Following school he moved to Kansas and worked in the wheat fields. In March of 1974 Ron returned to the Hinton area and went to work for Reliable Auto Parts in Sioux City...
Arthur Q. Larson (01/04/08)
Arthur Q. Larson, 87, of Sauk Rapids, Minn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation also be held one hour prior to the service on Monday...
George Reeves (01/04/08)
George Reeves, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Wilbur George Reeves was born Dec. 20, 1919 the son of William John and Sara Rose (Weber) Reeves. He is the fourth generation of Reeves' who originally homesteaded north of Seney. George was the youngest of five children who grew up on a farm near Seney. He attended school through the eighth grade and was then needed to help with the farming operation...
Lorraine H. Henry (01/03/08)
Lorraine J. Henry, 79, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at her home in Kingsley. Memorial services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville. Pastor Burt Burwell will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date at the Snoma Cemetery near St. ...
Ronald Howe (01/03/08)
Ronald Howe, 52, of rural Hinton, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grace Evangelical Church in Hinton. The Rev. David Steinbron will officiate. ...
George Reeves (01/03/08)
George Reeves, 88, of Le Mars, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Leonard Waller of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate. ...
Ronald Howe (01/03/08)
Ronald Howe, 52, of rural Hinton, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Ronald's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Dustin D. Nelson (01/02/08)
Dustin D. Nelson, 19, of Le Mars, and formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at a Sioux City hospital from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Dustin D. Nelson was born Aug. 22, 1988, in Sioux City, the son of Rodney G. and Judy (Tomlinson) Hoffman. He grew up in Sioux City and moved to Le Mars about six years ago. He was currently employed by 3 Little Pigs Hog Confinement...
George Reeves (01/02/08)
George Reeves of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting George's family with funeral arrangements. Additional information may be found at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.