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Obituaries from May 2008

Justine Feller (05/30/08)
Justine Feller, 94, of Le Mars, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial is tentatively set for Monday morning. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Viola 'Babe' Reeves (05/28/08)
Viola "Babe" Reeves, 95, of Chamberlain, S.D., formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, S.D. Viola Fern Johnston Reeves was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Corsica, S.D. She was the fifth child, second daughter of John and Elizabeth Maahs Johnston. ...
Margaret A. Vornbrock (05/28/08)
Margaret A. Vornbrock, 85, of Merrill died Saturday, May 24, 2008, at her residence. Memorial services were 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill, with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be today (Wednesday) in Camp Ripley Military Cemetery in Minnesota. There was no visitation; the body was cremated. There was a vigil service at 7 p.m. Monday at the church...
Jon Marienau (05/27/08)
Jon Marienau, 43, of rural Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, May 24, 2008 on his brother's farm. Jon Michael Marienau was born July 11, 1964, in Le Mars, the son of Jim and Verda (Renken) Marienau. Jon was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. He received his education in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1982. Jon was united in marriage to Shawn Heuertz on July 18, 1992, at Christ Lutheran Church. Jon and Shawn were blessed with two sons, Brady and Lane...
Leander F. 'Lee' Pick (05/27/08)
Leander F. "Lee" Pick, 63, of Avoca, Minn., and formerly of Alton, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008, as a result of injuries sustained in an accident on his farm near Avoca. Leander F. "Lee" Pick, the son of Lawrence and Cecilia (Pletschette) Pick, was born May 29, 1944, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars where his aunt, Sister Lea Pick was in attendance. ...
Viola Reeves (05/27/08)
Viola Reeves, 95, of Chamberlain, S.D., and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, S.D. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. ...
Melvin H. Ludwig (05/23/08)
Melvin H. Ludwig, 81, of Merrill, died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Melvin Herbert Ludwig was born May 13, 1927 at Lutheran Hospital in Sioux City, the son of Herbert C. and Kate (Casper) Ludwig. Melvin was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. ...
Elwood 'Woody' Meister (05/23/08)
Elwood "Woody" Meister, 65, of Owatonna, Minn., died Monday, May 19, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a three-year about with liver disease. Woody was born near Kingsley on April 15, 1943, the son of Lee and Hazel (Pierce) Meister. ...
Harold Rees (05/22/08)
Harold Rees, 94, of Mountain Lake, Minn., died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Collier Hospice Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Harold Edwin Rees was born Sept. 13, 1913, in his parental home in Elgin, Township, Plymouth County, near Seney. He was the third child of Gwyllium William and Emma Mathilda (Detloff) Rees. ...
Dr. Robert M. Drennen (05/21/08)
Dr. Robert M. Drennen, 78, of Le Mars, died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2008, at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. The Rev. Jason Larson will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Beverly Ann Smid (05/21/08)
Beverly Ann Smid, 75, of Le Mars and formerly of Oyens, , died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Beverly Ann Smid was born July 3, 1932, at Merrill, the daughter of Stewart and Evelyn (Blankenberg) Seymour. Beverly was raised in the Hinton area and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1951. ...
Ralph Joseph Deters (05/20/08)
Ralph Deters, age, 77, of Luverne, Minn., died Friday, May 16, 2008 at the Luverne, Minn., Sanford Hospice Cottage. Ralph Joseph Deters, son of Frank H. and Barbara M. (Holzman) Deters was born on a farm south of Salem, S.D., on April 1, 1931. He ran the family farm until 1959, at which time he moved to Sioux Falls. ...
George Wesley Lancaster (05/20/08)
George Wesley Lancaster, age 84, of Kansas City, Mo., died at his home on May 7, 2008, losing a battle against lung cancer. He was born on Dec. 4, 1923, on the family farm north of Seney, the son of the the late M.J. and Rosabelle Lancaster. He served in the Navy in World War II, leaving the service in June 1946 at a rank of Yeoman Second Class. ...
Robert G. Eddins (05/19/08)
Robert G. Eddins, 70, of Sioux City, died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Robert's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Marley J. Schults (05/19/08)
Marley Jean Schults, infant daughter of Ryan and Jessica (Campbell) Schults of Waterloo, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Convenant Medical Center in Waterloo of SIDS. Survivors include her parents of Waterloo; a sister, Madison; maternal grandparents: Bill and Lori Campbell of Le Mars; paternal grandfather: Charles and Judy Schults of Parkersburg; paternal grandmother, Nancy Krall of Waterloo; maternal great-grandfather: Leonard Campbell of Le Mars; and maternal great-grandparents: Jim and Pat Welch of Akron.. ...
Cleo Lechtenberg (05/16/08)
Cleo Lechtenberg, 101, of Granville, died Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Cleo Lechtenberg was born Sept. 16, 1906, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Wenner) Tritz. Cleo was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. ...
Lauretta J. McElhenie (05/15/08)
Lauretta J. McElhenie, 89, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Lauretta June Zastrow was born June 27, 1918 at Hamill, S.D., the daughter of August and Anna Marie (Simmons) Zastrow. Lauretta attended country school near Hamill. She was a waitress for more than 50 years having worked in restaurants in Las Vegas, Denver, Portland, North Platte, Jackson Hole, and Cheyenne through her career...
Aaron R. Foster (05/14/08)
Aaron R. Foster, 29, of Kingsley died unexpectedly Monday, May 12, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley. Visitation with the family will resume 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at the church...
Lauretta J. McElhenie (05/14/08)
Lauretta J. McElhenie, 89, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Lauretta June Zastrow was born June 27, 1918, at Hamill, S.D., the daughter of August and Anna Marie (Simmons) Zastrow. Lauretta attended country school near Hamill. She was a waitress for more than 50 years having worked in restaurants in Las Vegas, Denver, Portland, North Platte, Jackson Hole, and Cheyenne through her career...
Lauretta J. McElhenie (05/13/08)
Lauretta J. McElhenie, 89, of Le Mars, died today (Tuesday), May 13, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Rose M. Sams (05/13/08)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Rose M. Sams, 77, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at Omaha. Rose Mary Sams was born June 1, 1930 in Le Mars. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Clara and Ronald Hunter, Beverly Neary, Kim and Dale Vanderbeek-Billesbach, Marsha and David Bradley; a son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Phyllis Gasper; a stepsister, Zelda Sherlock; grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Dorthy Casteel (05/12/08)
Marlene M. Henry (05/12/08)
Marlene M. Henry, 65, of Kingsley, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Marlene Martha Yates was born May 22, 1942, on the family farm near Westfield, the daughter of Clarence and Leona (Kisting) Yates. The family resided in Brunsville prior to moving to Le Mars. Marlene attended school at Le Mars Community. Following her education she worked as a waitress...
Theresa E. Morton (05/12/08)
Theresa E. Morton, 74, of Le Mars, and formerly of Benson, Minn., died Friday morning, May 9, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Theresa Elaine Morton was born June 1, 1933, in Brooten, Minn., the daughter of Julius Frank and Josephine Mary Margaret (Dauer) Hoefer. ...
Burton 'Lefty' Swift (05/12/08)
Burton "Lefty" Swift, 89, of Akron, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Akron, with military rites conducted by Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 915 of Elk Point, S.D...
Lloyd S. Feuerhelm (05/09/08)
Lloyd S. Feuerhelm, 86, of Merrill, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Lloyd Stanley Feuerhelm was born April 29, 1922, in Le Mars, the son of Solomon and Bertha (Draheim) Feuerhelm. He attended country school in Stanton Township, Plymouth County, Iowa. Following his schooling, he began helping his family on the farm...
Agnes Ruppert (05/08/08)
Agnes Ruppert, 91, of Le Mars and formerly of Alton, died Wedneday, May 7, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, IA Agnes Ruppert was born Jan. 17, 1923, at rural Granville, the daughter of Peter and Anna (Kosse) Bindner. Agnes was raised and educated in the Granville area and graduated from St. Mary Academy in Alton in 1941. She then taught in the rural school system in the Alton area...
Opal M. Harms (05/08/08)
Opal M. Harms, 71, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, May 3, 2008 at her home. Opal Mae Powers was born Nov. 19, 1936, at Gilmore City, the daughter of Clyde M. and Ethel A. (Stauffer) Powers. She was educated in Pocahontas and graduated with the Class of 1954. During her high school years, Opal worked at the Ideal Café and following graduation worked at the Commercial State Bank in Pocahontas...
Lloyd Feuerhelm (05/08/08)
Lloyd Feuerhelm, 86, of Le Mars, died today (Thursday), May 8, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dr. Jose Garrido (05/01/08)
Dr. Jose Garrido, 93, of Miami, Fla., and a former Le Mars resident, died April 14, 2008. Dr. Jose Garrido was born Oct. 10, 1914, in Havana, Cuba. He was a lawyer by profession in Cuba and served as the mayor of Havanna, Cuba in 1950. He came to the United States in 1964, fleeing the Castro regime, along with his wife Lydia and granddaughter Jennifer. They settled in Le Mars in 1965 and remained there until 1987 when they moved to Miami, Fla...
Edna Marie 'Babe' Anderson (05/07/08)
Edna Marie "Babe" Anderson, 82, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Edna Marie Trobaugh was born April 4, 1926, at Westfield, the daughter of John and Odessa (Leming) Trobaugh. As a young girl, Edna was given the lifelong nickname of "Babe" by her family as the youngest child. Babe received her education at a country school in rural Plymouth County. The family moved to the Riverside area of Sioux City and later to Le Mars in 1931...
Edna M. Anderson (05/06/08)
Edna Marie Anderson, 82, of Le Mars, died today (Tuesday), May 6, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Edward James 'Jim' Durband (05/06/08)
Edward James "Jim" Durband, 80, of Hull, and a Struble native, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church in Hull with the Rev. Verlyn Boone officiating. Burial will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Remen. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at First Reformed Church in Hull...
Opal M. Harms (05/06/08)
Opal M. Harms, 71, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, May 3, 2008, at her home. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars, officiating. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Interment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens...
Opal M. Harms (05/05/08)
Opal M. Harms, 71, of Punta Gorda, Fla., formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, May 3, 2008. at her home. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Shirley M. Howk (05/05/08)
Shirley M. Howk, 75, of Le Mars, died suddenly Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Shirley M. Haines was born March 16, 1933, in Montezuma, Iowa, the daughter of Theodore and Iva (Carter) Haines. Shirley graduated from Brooklyn High School. ...
Marcel H. Klein (05/05/08)
Marcel H. Klein, 85, of Granville, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn. Marcel H. Klein was born Jan. 5, 1923, at rural Granville, the son of Theodore and Frances (Kokenge) Klein. Marcel was raised in the Granville area and received his education in both the rural school system and St. Joseph Catholic School in Granville. He then assisted his father in farming...
Shirley M. Howk (05/02/08)
Shirley M. Howk, 75, of Le Mars, died suddenly Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City, with Pastor Larry Gordon officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. Additional services will be in Ottumwa on Thursday, May 8...
Belmer F. Banks (05/02/08)
Belmer Francis Banks, 98, passed peacefully away on Wednesday evening, April 30, 2008, at his lifetime home in rural Westfield, following a brief illness. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (today) at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel with Pastor Steven Jewett officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery...
Bradley Kruse Scheff (05/02/08)
Bradley Kruse Scheff, infant son of Mike and Danielle (Kruse) Scheff of Brookings, S.D., died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Private family services were held Thursday, May 1, 2008 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron, with the Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery...
Rita Ann Morehead (05/01/08)
Rita Ann Morehead, 72, of Gilbert, Ariz., and a former Remsen area resident, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, in a hospice facility in Mesa, Ariz. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery at Remsen...
Shirley M. Howk (05/01/08)
Shirley M. Howk, 75, of Le Mars, died suddenly Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Janiece E. Black (05/01/08)
Janiece Black, 74, of Akron, died Monday, April 28, 2008 surrounded by her family at Hillcrest Health Care in Hawarden. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Akron. ...