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Obituaries from February 2008

Wayne E. Buum (02/29/08)
Wayne E. Buum, 76, of Akron, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Wayne Eugene Buum was born Nov. 7, 1931, on the family farm in Union County, South Dakota, the son of Lloyd and Antoinetta (Swanson) Buum. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Union Creek Lutheran Church. He attended Garlan Country School in Union County. Following his schooling, he helped his uncle, Leonard Swanson on his farm...
Wayne E. Buum (02/28/08)
Wayne E. Buum, 76, of Akron, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Creek Cemetery, rural Union County, South Dakota. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. Friday with the family present after 6 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Rose Ann Wenzel (02/27/08)
Rose Ann Wenzel, 54, of Cumming, Ga., and formerly of Kingsley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Rose Ann Wenzel was born to Verlyn and Charlotte (Schuldt) Wenzel on Nov. 27, 1953 in Sioux City. She graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in 1972. Rose Ann continued her education at St. Mary's School of Nursing in Omaha, Neb...
Wayne E. Buum (02/26/08)
Wayne E. Buum, 76, of Akron, died this morning (Tuesday), Feb. 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Spc. Chad Groepper (02/26/08)
Spc. Chad Groepper, 21, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in Diyali Province, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq following combat injuries he suffered while serving with the United States Army. Funeral services will take place at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. ...
James B. Hoefler (02/26/08)
James B. Hoefler, 58, of Orange City, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at Sioux Falls Veterans Administration Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services will be at 10;30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with the Rev. Richard D. Ball and the Rev. Robert Hoefler concelebrating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery...
John Thomas 'Tom' Kenny (02/26/08)
John Thomas (Tom) Kenny of Whitefish, Mont., and formerly of Akron, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, while wintering in Mesa, Ariz. Tom was born in Early, Iowa, on Jan. 17, 1922, the son of Thomas and Ruth Kenny. Tom graduated from Akron High School and attended Morningside College...
Spc. Chad Groepper (02/26/08)
Spc. Chad Groepper, 21, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in Diyali Province, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq following combat injuries he suffered while serving with the United States Army. Chad Groepper was born Oct. 24, 1986, to David and Darcy in Sioux City. He graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High school in December 2004. During his childhood years he enjoyed fishing, building, tinkering with anything mechanical, helping his Dad with the cattle and Mom with yard work...
Dr. J. Larry Elliott (02/25/08)
Dr. J. Larry Elliott, 83, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb, 21, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Joseph Larry Elliott was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Pendleton, Ind., the son of Burton and Katherine (Holiday) Elliott. After the death of his mother, his father married Grace Alley. Larry enlisted and proudly served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He earned his honorable discharge on Jan. 19, 1946...
Rose Ann Wenzel (02/25/08)
Rose Ann Wenzel, 54, of Cumming, Ga., and formerly of Kingsley, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at the United Methodist Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the church and will continue until service time...
Dorothy Dugan (02/22/08)
Dorothy Dugan, 90, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Thomas Topf will officiate. ...
Dr. J. Larry Elliott (02/22/08)
Dr. J. Larry Elliott, 83, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Dr. Elliott's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Cpl. Chad Groepper (02/22/08)
Cpl. Chad Groepper, 21, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, in Diyali Province, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq following combat injuries he suffered while serving with the United States Army. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley...
Peter Hibma (02/22/08)
Peter Hibma, age 91, of Maurice, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. Peter was born July 7, 1916, at Ocheyedan, the son of Sip and Hendrika (Rumkus) Hibma. He was raised in the Carmel, Alton, and Maurice areas and attended school at Maurice...
Dorothy Dugan (02/21/08)
Dorothy Dugan, 90, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy Meylor Dugan was born on a farm north of Marcus on July 4, 1917, to James and Mary (Downs) Meylor. She attended country school and then Holy Name Academy where she learned to play piano from the nuns, graduating in 1935. She married Marvin Dugan Sept. 16, 1940, at Holy Name church in Marcus. They settled on the Dugan farm two miles south of Kingsley. Marvin died July 28, 1981...
Herbert E. 'Eddie' Grinstead (02/21/08)
Herbert E. "Eddie" Grinstead, 81, of Le Mars, and formerly of New London, Iowa and Amarillo, Texas, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Mr. Grinstead was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Danville, Iowa, the son of Glenn Ray and Wilma Leota (Smith) Grinstead. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a radio operator. He received a technical degree in electronics in Chicago...
Jessica Hammond (02/21/08)
Jessica Hammond, 35, of Marcus, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., following a lengthy battle with juvenile diabetes. Memorial services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home...
Dorothy Pecks (02/20/08)
Dorothy Pecks, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Dorothy Ann Foley was born Sept. 10, 1915, on the family farm near Oyens, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Therans) Foley. Dorothy attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars. She was united in marriage to Hilton "Red" Pecks on Feb. 13, 1940, in Le Mars...
Betty Jo White (02/19/08)
Betty Jo (McIntyre) White, 82, of Sioux City, formerly of Merrill, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at a Sioux City hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Al Weiss officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today Tuesday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Christy-Smith Larkin Chapel. Condolences may be sent online to www.christysmith.com...
Verna Nemmers (02/19/08)
Verna Nemmers, 90, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Thursday Feb. 14, 2008 at her home. Verna was born May 11, 1917, at Le Mars, the daughter of John G. and Anna (Ley) Nemmers. She was raised in Le Mars and graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School. She had been employed for several years with National Biscuit Company in Sioux City and then for many years she worked in the auditor's office at the Plymouth County Courthouse in Le Mars...
Leona Ruhland (02/18/08)
Leona Ruhland, 97, of Le Mars, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The former Leona A. Kemp was born Feb. 12, 1911, on the family farm south of Le Mars, the daughter of Hubert and Margaret (Meis) Kemp. She grew up near Le Mars and attended St. ...
Thelma Fletcher (02/18/08)
Thelma L. Fletcher, 95, of Elk Point, S.D., formerly of Akron, died Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2008, at Prairie Estates Rehab and Care Center in Elk Point, S.D. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Akron. Pastor Mike Avery will officiate. ...
Marvel Hartle (02/18/08)
Marvel Hartle, 82, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Marvel Iona Hartle was born Nov. 3, 1925, near Kingsley, the daughter of Ira N. and Clara (McConnell) Mitchell. She attended country schools near her home. ...
Verna Nemmers (02/18/08)
Verna Nemmers, 90, of Le Mars died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at her home. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the church...
Dorothy Pecks (02/18/08)
Dorothy Pecks, 92, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Feb. 18, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Marvel Hartle (02/15/08)
Marvel Hartle, 82, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Marvel's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Verna Nemmers (02/15/08)
Verna Nemmers, 90, of Le Mars died unexpectedly on Thursday Feb. 14, 2008, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Elsie Rohlfs (02/15/08)
Elsie Rohlfs, 89, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Elsie Johanna Rohlfs was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Grant Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter Gert and Johanna (Minets) Popken. She attended country school near her home and assisted her family with farming...
Leona Ruhland (02/15/08)
Leona Ruhland, 97, of Le Mars, died early today (Friday), Feb. 15, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center 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 with the Rev. Kevin Richter presiding. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
LuVerne Vanderham (02/14/08)
ORANGE CITY, Iowa --LuVerne Romain "Rusty) Vanderham, 84, of Albany, Ore., formerly of Orange City, died Jan. 30, 2008, at the Mennonite Home in Albany. The funeral service and interment were held on Feb. 7 in Lebanon, Ore.
Arden R. 'Dick' Eads (02/13/08)
Arden R. "Dick" Eads, 76, of Sioux City died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center following a lengthy illness. Dick was born Oct. 9, 1931, in Sioux City, the son of Arden L. and Dorothy (Fuglsang) Eads. He graduated from Beaver Creek High School in Minnesota. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps...
George Kilker (02/13/08)
George Kilker, 80, of Oyens, died Monday February. 11, 2008 at his home, following a brief illness. George Francis Kilker, Jr. was born Dec. 6, 1927, in Le Mars, the son of George Kilker Sr. and Barbara (Roerig) Kilker. He grew up near Le Mars and attended St. Joseph's Catholic School. He entered into the service with the U.S. Army in 1951. In 1953 he was honorably discharged and returned home to Le Mars. George married Helen Schleis on Oct. 26, 1955, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars...
Henry C. Mohning (02/13/08)
Henry C. Mohning, 73, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Henry C. Mohning was born Nov. 6, 1934, in Marion Township, Plymouth County, the son of Louis Henry and Wilhelmina (Wiebke) Mohning. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Henry attended country school before transferring to Le Mars for high school...
John T. Kenny (02/12/08)
John Thomas "Tom" Kenny of Whitefish, Mont., formerly of Akron, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, while wintering in Mesa, Ariz. Memorial services will be held July 20 at Christ Lutheran Church in Whitefish, where the Rev. John Bent will officiate.
George Kilker (02/12/08)
George Kilker, 80, of Oyens, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens, with the Rev. Eugene Murray presiding. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, with graveside military honors conducted by American Legion Wasmer Post 241 of Le Mars...
Henry C. Mohning (02/12/08)
Henry C. Mohning, 73, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars...
Elsie Rohlfs (02/12/08)
Elsie Rohlfs, 89, of Le Mars, died today (Tuesday), Feb. 12, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Elsie's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Marcel J. Schuver (02/11/08)
Marcel J. Schuver, 80, of Granville, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at Orange City Area Health System Hospital in Orange City Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, with the Rev. Richard Ball officiating and Msgr. Kenneth Seifried and the Rev. Edmund Tieddeman concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville...
Dennis D. Bainbridge (02/11/08)
Dennis D. Bainbridge, 57, of rural Kingsley, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, near his home. Dennis DeVern Bainbridge was born on May 15, 1950 in Sioux City, the son of Ward and Abbie (Brown) Bainbridge. On March 27, 1993 he married Nancy Krogman at the United Congregational Church of Christ in Kingsley. The couple made their home in Kingsley. Dennis worked as a plant foreman for Irving F. Jensen Construction in Sioux City. He retired in 1997...
Jean A. Hamersma (02/11/08)
Jean A. Hamersma, 56, of Akron, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Jean Ann Hamersma was born Jan. 3, 1952, at Hawarden, the daughter of Albert and Evva (Schreur) Hamersma. She attended school in Hawarden and graduated from West Sioux High School in 1970. ...
Henry C. Mohning (02/11/08)
Henry C. Mohning, 73, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Feb. 11, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer -Johnson Funeral Home is assisting Henry's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Margaret 'Peg' Ames (02/08/08)
MARCUS -- Margaret "Peg" Ames, 85, of Palm Springs, Calif., formerly of Marcus, died Dec. 21, 2007, in Palm Springs, Calif. Margaret Ames was born March 8, 1922, to Phillip Jacob and Marie (Flynn) Boever in Ryegate, Mont., and married Robert Melberg Ames on Nov. 26, 1941, in Marcus. Graduating from high school in Le Mars, she returned to school later in life to earn her nursing degree while raising five children...
Dennis D. Bainbridge (02/08/08)
Dennis D. Bainbridge, 57 of rural Kingsley, died unexpectedly near his home. Arrangements are pending with the Johnson -Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley.
Marian L. Fitzpatrick (02/08/08)
Marian L. Fitzpatrick, 91, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge, after a brief illness. The former Marian Lucille Schnepf was born Feb. 22, 1916, on the family farm in Fredonia Township near Oyens, the daughter of William and Helen (Majeres) Schnepf. She grew up in the Oyens area, attended St. Catherine's Parochial School in Oyens and graduated in 1934 from St. Mary's Catholic High School in Remsen...
Max E. Messerole (02/08/08)
Max E. Messerole, 87, of Red Oak and formerly of Pierson, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Center in Red Oak following a brief illness. Max E. Messerole was born Jan. 15, 1921, in Pierson, the son of Roy and Willye (Hearn) Messerole. Max attended school in Pierson, graduating in 1939. He loved sports and excelled in baseball as a pitcher...
Marian L. Fitzpatrick (02/07/08)
Marian L. Fitzpatrick, 91, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Feb, 6, 2008m at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge after a brief illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. James Tigges officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
James L. Grimm (02/07/08)
Robert M. Lesher (02/07/08)
Robert M. Lesher, 80, of Mesa, Ariz,, died Feb. 3, 2008, in Mesa, Ariz., after a lengthy illness. Robert Merle Lesher was born Feb. 3, 1928, in Sheldon. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War for two years. He formerly worked in Des Moines in photography and retail. He then moved to Sioux City and married Jenean Ludwigs. Together they owned and operated a shoe store until they retired and moved to Mesa...
Max E. Messerole (02/07/08)
PIERSON -- Max E. Messerole, 87, of Red Oak, formerly of Pierson, died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Center in Red Oak. The Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Max's family with funeral arrangements.
Susan K. Smith (02/07/08)
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. -- Susan K. Smith, 52, of Chamberlain, S.D., and a Hawarden native, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Sanford Mid Dakota Medical Center in Chamberlain. Susan K. Smith was born March 1, 1955 in Akron, the daughter of Don and Ruby (Ahrens) Gabel. ...
Paul 'Al' Clarey (02/06/08)
Paul "Al" Clarey, 77, of Le Mars, died Monday Feb. 4, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Paul Alfred Clarey was born Feb. 15, 1930, on a farm west of Merrill in Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of John and Esther (McCorkell) Clarey. He graduated from Liberty Consolidated High School in Liberty Township and then served in the U.S. Army from 1948 to 1950 and again from 1952 to 1954...
Gloria M. Stotz (02/06/08)
Gloria M. Stotz, 82, of Akron, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Services 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday with the family from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Paul 'Al' Clarey (02/05/08)
Paul "Al" Clarey, 77, of Le Mars, died Monday Feb. 4, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Helen Herrig (02/05/08)
Helen Herrig, 90, of Alton, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Helen Herrig was born Oct. 4, 1917, at rural Marcus, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Galles) Alesch. Helen was raised in the Marcus area and received her education in the rural school system, Holy Name Catholic School in Marcus and Marcus Public School from which she graduated in 1935. ...
Alice M. Buhman (02/04/08)
Alice M. Buhman, 91, of Le Mars, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008 at her home. Alice Margaret Johnson was born Sept. 13, 1916, on the family farm in Preston Township, rural Plymouth County, the daughter of John and Lena (Siebens) Johnson. Alice was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Grant Township. ...
Donald Mott (02/04/08)
Donald Mott, 81, of Le Mars, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Donald Lee Mott was born Jan. 7, 1927, at Spencer, Neb., the son of Frank and Minnie (Mohr) Mott. Don graduated from Spencer High School in Spencer, Neb. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from Sept. 18, 1948, until his honorable discharge on Feb. 14, 1951...
Alice M. Buhman (02/01/08)
Alice M. Buhman, 91, of Le Mars, died today (Friday), Feb. 1, 2008, at her home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment will be in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Grant Township, rural Le Mars...
Duane S. Thompson (02/01/08)
Duane S. Thompson, 62, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Duane Stuart Thompson was born Oct. 1, 1945, in Le Mars, the son of Harold and Obie (Morgan) Thompson. Duane was raised on his parents' farm and educated at Union school. After graduation he began farming and served with the Iowa Army National Guard in Le Mars. Other activities included driving a bus for Union school...