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Obituaries from June 2008

Arlen 'Louie' Luschen (06/30/08)
Arlen H. "Louie" Luschen, 73, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), June 30, 2008 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Wilma Jean Lynott (06/27/08)
Wilma Jean "Jean" Lynott, 81, of Sioux City, formerly of Hawarden, died peacefully in her sleep, with family be her side, from complications of diabetes on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the Sunrise Retirement Center in Sioux City. Wilma Jean Lynott was born July 11, 1926, in Perry, the daughter of Raymond and Mildred (Walters) Bender. ...
Alma Klemme (06/26/08)
Alma Klemme, 95, of Le Mars, formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Good Samaritan Center-Le Mars in Le Mars. Alma Gesina Katherina Klemme was born Sept. 7, 1912, in Akron, the daughter of August and Johannah (Lubben) Osterthun. She was raised and educated near Chatsworth...
Russell 'Rusty' Vosika (06/25/08)
Russell "Rusty" Vosika, 69, of Le Mars, died Sunday, June 22, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Graveside services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars will officiate. ...
Russell 'Rusty' Vosika (06/23/08)
Russell "Rusty" Vosika, 69, of Le Mars, died Sunday, June 22, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. The Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Russell's family with funeral arrangements. Expression of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Robert D. 'Bob' Jurgenson (06/23/08)
Robert D. "Bob" Jurgenson, 77, of Sioux City, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at a Sioux City hospital, following a lengthy illness. Robert D. "Bob" Jurgenson was born Oct. 18, 1930, near Akron, the son of William and Laura (Klemme) Jurgenson. Bob grew up on a farm near Akron, and graduated from Akron High School in 1948...
Esther K. Larson (06/19/08)
Esther Larson, 91, formerly of Merrill, died Wednesday June 18 at the Good Samaritan Society Care Center in Le Mars. Esther was born Sept. 18, 1916, in Alton, the daughter of Ferd and Susan (Schiltz) Arens. When Esther was a young girl the family moved back to Minnesota where later she would meet and marry her future husband, Melvin Larson on Jan. 21, 1943. In 1949 Esther and Mel moved to Iowa, where eventually they would call Merrill home...
Vernon J. Holthusen (06/19/08)
Vernon J. Holthusen, 89, of Le Mars, and formerly of Rock Rapids, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Vernon John Henry Holthusen was born Nov. 16, 1918, in Hull, the son of William and Freida (Junge) Holthusen. He attended country school and helped with the family farm. ...
Darlene C. Baker (06/19/08)
Darlene C. Baker, 70, of Sioux City, and a Remsen native, entered into rest Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at her residence following a brief illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Michael Erpelding officiating. ...
Betty Lou Malchose (06/17/08)
Betty Lou (Schmitz) Malchose, a Chatsworth, Calif., resident since 1972, died at noon Friday, June 6, 2007, of an apparent heart attack. She was 73. The former Betty Lou Schmitz was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Le Mars, the daughter of Florence and Albert Schmitz...
Phyllis Wilson (06/17/08)
Phyllis L. Wilson, 81, of Akron, died Thursday, June 12, 2008 at her residence in Akron. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Akron. Pastor Mike Avery will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service Thursday at the church...
Vernon J. Holthusen (06/16/08)
Vernon J. Holthusen, age 89, of Le Mars, and formerly of Rock Rapids, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Vernon is survived by his daughter, Tamara and her husband, Kevin Small of Le Mars; five grandchildren, Aaron (Leah) Christians, of Sioux City, Adam (Jen) Christians, of Andover, Kan., Tyler Christians of Norman, Okla., Tanner Christians and Ross (Amanda) Small of Le Mars; his great-grandchildren, Isabella Christians, Tyler, Leah, Turner, and Carley Christians, and Mason Small; one brother, Virgil Holthusen of Rock Rapids; and one sister, Lucille (Les) Ripley of Luverne, Minn. ...
Loren F. Behrens (06/16/08)
Loren F. Behrens, 77, of rural Kingsley, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Loren Fred Behrens was born Aug, 8, 1930, on the family farm in Henry Township, Plymouth County, the son of Fred "Fritz" and Emma (Kahl) Behrens. He received his education in country school near his home, and later, at Union School and Kingsley High School. After high school, Loren worked as a hired hand for neighboring farmers...
Lawrence F. Ney (06/16/08)
Lawrence F. Ney, 97, of Granville, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Orange City Area Health System Hospital in Orange City. Lawrence F. Ney was born Aug. 6, 1910, at rural Granville, the son of John and Mary (Klein) Ney. Lawrence was raised in the Granville area and received his education at St. ...
Bertha Rexwinkel (06/16/08)
Bertha Rexwinkel, 87, of Orange City, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Bertha Rexwinkel was born Nov. 24, 1920, on the family farm near Rock Valley, the daughter of John A. and Agnes (Mulder) Van Zanten. ...
Luella A. Schiltz (06/16/08)
Luella A. Schiltz, 93, of Le Mars, died Friday, June 13, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Luella Alida Vander Hamm was born May 30, 1915 on the family farm in Reading Township, rural Sioux County, Iowa the daughter of Ernest and Cena (Nanninga) Vander Hamm. ...
Margaret A. Vander Meer (06/16/08)
Margaret Vander Meer, 98, of Le Mars, died Friday June 13, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. The former Margaret A. Tuynman, a triplet, was born Dec. 6, 1909, on a farm near Rock Valley, was one of eight children of Peter Edward and Hannah (Reilly) Tuynman. She graduated from Rock Valley High School and received a two-year teaching certificate from the Iowa State Teachers College. Margaret taught in a one-room schoolhouse for five years...
Ronald D. Wilmot (06/16/08)
Ronald D. Wilmot, 69, of Akron, died unexpectedly Monday, June 9, 2008, while on a volunteer mission trip in Jalingo, Nigeria. Ronald Dwain Wilmot was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Chardon, Ohio, the son of Horace and Margaret (Cramton) Wilmot. He attended school in Chardon and graduated from Chardon High School. Following graduation, he attended Ohio State University for two years before transferring to Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont. He graduated with degrees in biology and religion...
Loren F. Behrens (06/13/08)
Loren F. Behrens, 77, of rural Kingsley, died today (Friday), June 13, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer -Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Loren's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Marvin D. Tillman (06/13/08)
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. -- Marvin D.Tillman, 82, of South Sioux City, Neb., died Wednesday June 11, 2008, at a South Sioux City care center after a long diagnosis of Parkinson's. Marvin was born April 18, 1926, in Snyder, Neb., the son of Dewey and Elsie (Renter) Tillman. He was raised in Hooper, Neb., and graduated from Hooper High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the World War II European Theater and was a survivor of the Battle of The Bulge...
Margaret A. Vander Meer (06/13/08)
Margaret Vander Meer of Le Mars died Friday June 13, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, at the age of 98. Arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Ronald D. Wilmot (06/13/08)
Ronald D. Wilmot, 69, of Akron, died unexpectedly Monday, June 9, 2008, while on a volunteer mission trip in Jalingo, Nigeria. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Akron-Westfield School gymnasium. Neil Peck, CLS, of Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron will officiate. ...
Mabel Mills (06/12/08)
Mabel Mills, 94, of Le Mars, and formerly of Spencer, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Warner Chapel in Spencer with Pastor Fred Gums officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer...
Rose Vanderharr (06/11/08)
Rose Vanderharr, 89, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at her home following a brief illness. Rose Vanderharr was born June 30, 1918, in Granville, the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Tastove) Vanderharr. She attended Catholic School in Granville. The family later moved to a farm near Merrill. Rose lived with her family on the farm until 1971 when she moved to Le Mars. She was then employed with Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars as a housekeeper...
Ronald D. Wilmot (06/11/08)
Ronald D. Wilmot, 69, of Akron, died unexpectedly Monday, June 9, 2008, while on a volunteer mission trip in Jalingo, Nigeria. Services are pending at this time with the Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron.
Alene Petersen (06/10/08)
Alene Petersen, 87, of Lincoln, Ill., and a former Le Mars area resident, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at The Christian Village with her family by her side. Alene was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Paducah, Texas, the daughter of Walter T. and Mary Essie (Lee) Teel. She married Lloyd Petersen on July 15, 1945 in Paducah, Texas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1984...
Verna Athens (06/10/08)
Verna Athens, 94, of Le Mars, died Saturday, June 7, 2008 at her home. Verna Lillian Hanno was born Oct. 15, 1913, on the family farm in Henry Township the daughter of Fred and Laura (Nitzschke) Hanno. Verna was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Amherst Township, rural Marcus. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Remsen Union High School...
Verna Athens (06/09/08)
Verna Athens, 94, of Le Mars, died Saturday, June 7, 2008 at her home. Memorial services will be at 11a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Larry Fett officiating. Private family interment will be in the Remsen Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Jack W. Ludwigs (06/09/08)
Jack W. Ludwigs, 96, of rural Le Mars, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital in Sioux Center. Jack W. Ludwigs was born Nov. 7, 1911, in Washington Township, Plymouth County, the son of Henry and Engel (Kleihauer) Ludwigs. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Grant Township, rural Le Mars. Jack attended Washington Township #3 rural school. After his education, Jack assisted his family with farming...
Alene Petersen (06/09/08)
Alene Petersen, 87, of Lincoln, Ill., and a former Le Mars area resident, died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at The Christian Village with her family by her side. Alene was born Aug. 26, 1920, in Paducah, Texas, the daughter of Walter T. and Mary Essie (Lee) Teel. She married Lloyd Petersen on July 15, 1945 in Paducah, Texas. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1984...
Alberta M. VanGronigen (06/09/08)
Alberta Marie VanGronigen, 72, of Le Mars went to be with her Lord on June 6, 2008 at 9:03 p.m. Her family and friends love her and will miss her. Alberta started her life in Alton, where she was born at home to Ike and Clara E. (Detterman) Huisman. Alberta attended and graduated from Alton High School. While in high school, she enjoyed playing the drums and worked at the OK Café. Following graduation she worked for F.M. Slagel Lumber Company in Alton as a receptionist...
James C. Brownmiller (06/06/08)
James C. Brownmiller, 61, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at home surrounded by his family. James Cyril Brownmiller was born Aug. 15, 1946, in Le Mars, the son of Cyril A. and Audrey A. (Leesley) Brownmiller. Jim was raised in Marcus and graduated from Marcus High School in 1965. Following high school, Jim began his career as a truck driver with his father at Cy Brownmiller Trucking out of Marcus. Jim drove truck as an owner/operator for several years...
Jim C. Munday (06/06/08)
Jim C. Munday, 79, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Jimmie "Jim" Carroll Munday was born on July 5, 1928, the son of Carl and Emma (Rolland) Munday at rural Thor, Iowa. He attended school at the Thor Public School until 1944 when it closed. ...
Alice M. Naese (06/06/08)
Alice M. Naese, 88, of Kingsley, died Friday, June 6, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Alice's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
James Brownmiller (06/05/08)
James Brownmiller, 61, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. ...
Arval R. Jurgensen (06/05/08)
Arval R. Jurgensen, 94, of Akron, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church. The Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron is in charge of arrangements...
Michael 'Mick' McDonald (06/05/08)
ALBIA, Ia. -- Michael "Mick" William McDonald, age 43, of Albia, died Monday June 2, 2008, in Ely, Minn. Mick was born March 25, 1965, in Knoxville, Iowa the son of Walt and Sally (Banister) McDonald. Mick attended school in and graduated from high school in Casper, Wyo...
Jim C. Munday (06/05/08)
Jim C. Munday, 79, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Jim Brownmiller (06/04/08)
Jim Brownmiller, 61, of Le Mars, died today (Wednesday), June 4, 2008, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.
Donald L. Rollinger (06/04/08)
Donald L. Rollinger, 91, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 2, 2008 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Donald Lewis Rollinger was born Aug.13, 1916, at Le Mars, the son of Herbert and Anna (Betten) Rollinger. He was raised in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1935. ...
Donna L. Rassel (06/03/08)
Donna L. Rassel, 64, of Cleghorn, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at her home following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Rev. Eugene Murray will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus. ...
Donald L. Rollinger (06/03/08)
Donald L. Rollinger, 91, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A private family burial with military honors will take place at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars on Thursday, June 5...
Justine 'Tina' Feller (06/02/08)
Justine "Tina" Feller, 94, of Le Mars, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Justine "Tina" Orban was born Sept. 9, 1913, on the family farm west of Merrill, in Johnson Township, the daughter of John and Anna (Dondelinger) Orban. ...
Arnold C. Hoefler (06/02/08)
Arnold C. Hoefler, 87, of Granville, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan. 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 St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville with graveside military services...