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Obituaries from July 2008

Harold L. Zellmer (07/30/08)
Harold L. Zellmer, 84, of Sioux City, died Monday, July 28, 2008, at his residence. Harold was born May 30, 1924, in Lawton, the son of Paul "Otto" and Bertha (Porsch) Zellmer. He was raised in the Lawton area, attending Banner Township Country School...
Milo Kunkel (07/30/08)
Milo "Mike" Kunkel, 86, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly of Le Mars and Moville, died Sunday July 27, 2008 at his home in Colorado Springs. Milo Andrew Joseph Kunkel was born June 21, 1923, at Le Mars, the son of Joseph Andrew and Mary Frances (Ruppert) Kunkel. He grew up in Le Mars and attended St. Joseph's Catholic School...
Francis 'Gussie' Krebe (07/30/08)
Francis "Gussie" Kreb er, 93, of ranville, died unexpectedly Saturday, JUly 26, 2008, at his home in Granville. 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...
Marilyn A. Blum (07/29/08)
Marilyn A. (Peckenpaugh) Blum, 59, of Westfield, formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, July 27, 2008, at a Sioux City hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. ...
William R. 'Bill' Sparks (07/29/08)
William R. "Bill" Sparks, 64, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City. William Raymond Sparks was born Aug. 12, 1943, in Atlanta, Ill., the son of Ernest and Olivia (Scheitler) Sparks. Bill was raised on a farm near Le Mars and attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. Bill was united in marriage to Norma Leinen on Nov. 30, 1974, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars...
William R. 'Bill' Sparks (07/28/08)
William R. "Bill" Sparks, 64, of Le Mars, died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Herbert "Herb" W. Veen (07/28/08)
Herbert "Herb" W. Veen, 83, of Sheldon, died Thursday, July 24, 2008, at the Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Herbert "Herb" W. Veen, the son of Cornelius and Johanna (Rensink) Veen, was born Dec. 8, 1924 on a farm near Boyden, Iowa. He received his education in the Grant Township Country school near Boyden. ...
Don Ott (07/25/08)
Don Ott, 84, of Le Mars, died peacefully Thursday morning, July 24, 2008, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars surrounded by his family. Donald Peter Harm Ott was born Jan. 2, 1924, on a farm south of Remsen, the son of John and Anna (Seggerman) Ott. He was baptized on April 27, 1942, and confirmed April 10, 1938, at Christ Lutheran Church, Remsen. He attended country school in Henry Township and helped his father on the farm and always made himself available to help anyone in need...
Dale H. Sanow (07/25/08)
Dale Henry Sanow, 73, of Remsen, died Wedneday, July 23, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Dale Henry Sanow was born May 29, 1935, at rural Remsen, the son of Henry and Kate (Hansen) Sanow. Dale was raised in the Remsen area and received his education in the Union School system. ...
Don Ott (07/24/08)
Don Ott, 84, of Le Mars, died peacefully Thursday morning, July 24, 2008 at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Lorena M. Pederson (07/24/08)
Lorena M. Pederson, 74, of Carroll and formerly of Mason City, known to most as "Renie," died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll following a brief illness. Lorena M. Pederson was born Feb. 2, 1934, at Le Mars, the daughter of Clarence and Emma Freda (Dirks) Collmann. As a young girl she attended and graduated from Brunsville High School in Brunsville...
Dale H. Sanow (07/24/08)
Dale Henry Sahow, 73, of Remsen, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen. Burial will be in Remsen Community Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen, with a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m...
Myrtle K. Braun (07/23/08)
Myrtle K. Braun, 102, of Le Mars, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Myrtle K. Schindel Braun was born March 6, 1906, in Plymouth County, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Weinrich) Schindel. She was a lifelong resident of Plymouth County. Myrtle graduated from Hinton High School in 1924. She earned a teachers certificate from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, and taught in rural schools for a number of years...
Maxine R. Gerrietts (07/23/08)
Maxine R. Gerrietts, 87, of Akron, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Maxine Ruth Gerrietts was born Nov. 8, 1920, in Hawarden, the daughter of Elmer and Marilla (Crawford) Earll. She was raised near Ireton and later in Hawarden. She attended country school near Ireton and later high school in Hawarden. She graduated from Hawarden High School in 1937...
Lorena M. Pederson (07/23/08)
Lorena M. Pederson, 74, of Carroll and formerly of Mason City, known to most as "Renie," died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll following a brief illness. The former Lorena Reinhart was born Feb. 2, 1934, at Le Mars, the daughter of Clarence and Emma Freda (Dirks) Collmann Reinhart. As a young girl she attended and graduated from Brunsville High School in Brunsville...
Lorraine H. Rye (07/23/08)
Lorraine H. (Kavanaugh) Rye, 95, of Akron, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Monsignor Richard Zenk will celebrate. Burial will follow at St. ...
Myrtle K. Braun (07/22/08)
Myrtle K. Braun, 102, of Le Mars, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. ...
Maxine R. Gerrietts (07/22/08)
Maxine R. Gerrietts, 87, of Akron, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday 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...
Lorraine H. Rye (07/22/08)
Lorraine H. Rye, 95, of Akron, died Monday, July 21, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Services are pending at this time with Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Myrtle K. Braun (07/21/08)
Myrtle K. Braun, 102, of Le Mars, died Sunday, July 20, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Myrtle's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerhjohnsonfh.com...
Lloyd F. Harpenau (07/21/08)
Lloyd F. Harpenau, 72, of Remsen. died Friday, July 18, 2008, at Alegent Health Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Lloyd was born June 13, 1936, in Le Mars, the son of Anthony and Loretta (Warborg) Harpenau. He was raised in the Le Mars area until 1941, when he moved with his family near Remsen. ...
Barbara I. Wurth (07/21/08)
Barbara I. Wurth, 61, of Marcus, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus following a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. ...
Richard J. Hentges (07/18/08)
Richard "Dick" Hentges of Le Mars died Thursday July 17, 2008 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars at the age of 86. Richard was born June 3, 1922, in Le Mars, the son of Michael and Agnes (Foley) Hentges. He grew up in Le Mars and graduated from St. ...
Selmer Bergerson (07/17/08)
Selmer Bergerson, 74, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, July 11, 2008 at his home following a brief illness. Selmer Bergerson was born in Soldier, Iowa on June 19, 1934, the son of Brady and Magna (Holverson) Bergerson. He was raised in Soldier and graduated from Soldier High School. He enlisted in the United States Army on Jan. 14, 1955. He earned his honorable discharge on Jan. 13, 1958, having attained the rank of Specialist Third Class...
Richard J. Hentges (07/17/08)
Richard "Dick" Hentges, died today (Thursday) July 17, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars at the age of 86. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Selmer Bergerson (07/16/08)
Selmer Bergerson, 74, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at his home following a brief illness. Memorial services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars, with military honors provided by Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion...
Marian H. Riediger (07/15/08)
Marian H. Riediger, 85, of Le Mars, died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Orange City Hospital in Orange City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton with the Rev. Steven Stoll officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. ...
Dolores Woll-Hall (07/14/08)
Dolores Woll-Hall, 88, of Le Mars, died Saturday July 12, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, after a brief illness. The former Dolores M. Hoffmann was born June 9, 1920, in Merrill, the daughter of John and Katherine (Wiltgen) Hoffmann. She grew up in the Merrill area and graduated from St. ...
Paul Wendt (07/14/08)
Paul Wendt, 54, of Riverside, Calif., and formerly of Marcus, died Sunday June 29, 2008, in a Riverside Hospital. His death was caused by complications from injuries he sustained in a near fatal automobile accident four years earlier. Paul was born Feb. ...
Allen 'Dutch' VanderHelm (07/14/08)
Allen "Dutch" VanderHelm, 89, of Akron, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron with the Rev. Dawn Quame officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery at Akron with graveside military honors provided by the Albert E. ...
Donald W. Stuart (07/14/08)
Donald W. Stuart, 80, of Worthington, Minn., formerly of Sioux City, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at a Lakefield, Minn., nursing home. Don was born April 8, 1928, in Sioux City, the son of Raymond and Gladys (Grace) Stuart. He grew up and attended school in Sioux City. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in Guam and aboard the U.S. Bremerton from 1946 to 1947. He later served in the reserves in Korea during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1951...
Marian H. Riediger (07/14/08)
Marian H. Riediger, 85, of Le Mars, died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at the Orange City Hospital in Orange City. Marian Henrietta Schulz was born Nov. 27, 1922, on the family farm in Stanton, Township, rural Plymouth County, the daughter of Oscar J. and Edith M. (Finch) Schulz. Marian was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. She attended country school near her home...
Harvey Homan (07/14/08)
Harvey Homan, 61, of Remsen, died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Harvey Homan was born May 31, 1947, at rural Alton, the son of Loyal and Francie Mae "Bib" (Mousel) Homan. At the age of two, Harvey moved to the Remsen area with his family, where he was raised and received his education at St. Mary Catholic School, graduating in 1965...
Gregory Freking (07/14/08)
Gregg Freking, a Le Mars native and lifelong resident, died Saturday July 12, 2008, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars at the age of 93. Gregory William Freking was born Dec. 11, 1914, on the family farm south of Le Mars, the son of Casper and Anna (Deters) Freking. ...
Evelyn Foley (07/14/08)
Evelyn Foley, 80, of rural Akron, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at her home near Akron. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale, rural Merrill. The Rev. Dan Greving will celebrate. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery...
Selmer Bergerson (07/14/08)
Selmer Bergerson, 74, of Knoxville, Tenn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at his home following a brief illness. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Selmer's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Marian H. Riediger (07/11/08)
Della H. Gray (07/11/08)
Della H. Gray, 93, of Marcus, died Monday, July 7, 2008, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Della Herlig Gray was born Nov. 28, 1914. in Plymouth County, the daughter of Christian Jepson and Mary Nielsen (Mortensen) Juhl. She was baptized and confirmed in the Nazareth Church in Marcus (now Faith Lutheran Church). ...
Allen 'Dutch' VanderHelm (07/11/08)
Allen "Dutch" VanderHelm, 89, of Akron, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron with the Rev. Dawn Quame officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery at Akron. ...
Dellal H. Gray (07/10/08)
Della H. Gray, 93, of Marcus, died Monday, July 7, 2008, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Terry D. Noble (07/10/08)
Terry D. Noble, 65, of Palacios, Texas, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 19, 2008, in Victoria, Texas. Terry was born and raised in Hawarden and graduated from West Sioux High School. After college, he married and moved to Houston, Texas, where he had since resided until retiring in 2003 to Palacios to enjoy his love of the water...
Zelma McCune (07/08/08)
Zelma M. Eilers McCune, 86, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of Sheldon and the Le Mars area, died Sunday, Jue 29, 2008, at Amber Hills Assisted Living in Phoenix. Zelma Marie (Eilers) McCune was born Sept. 19, 1921, on a farm near Struble, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church near Le Mars. ...
Marian A. De Boer (07/07/08)
Marian A. De Boer, 79, of Le Mars, died Friday, July 4, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Marian Anna Mels was born Jan. 12, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of John and Josephine (Ruger) Mels. She attended Pullman Technical High School in Chicago where she specialized in secretarial skills. ...
Vincent Milton (07/07/08)
Vincent Milton, 83, of Hinton, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab in Sioux City. Vincent James Milton was born Dec. 19, 1924, on the family farm north of Kingsley, the son of James and Elsie (Dawson) Milton. Vince was baptized and confirmed at the Union Township Presbyterian Church. ...
Patricia A. Kilker (07/07/08)
Patricia Kilker, 55, of Aurora, Colo., and formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly at her residence Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from an apparent brain aneurysm. Patricia Ann Kilker was born Aug. 3, 1952, at Le Mars, the daughter of Leonard and Lorraine (Pletschette) Kilker. ...
Cheryl J. Dickman (07/07/08)
Cheryl J. Dickman, 76, of Le Mars, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at her home following a year-long battle with cancer. Cheryl Luense was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Elk Point, S.D., the daughter of Carl and Helen (Rosenberger) Luense. In 1932 her mother died of polio, and at the age of one, Cheryl went to live with her Uncle Ben and beloved Aunt Lucille (Rosenberger) Owen in Sioux City. ...
Patricia A. Kilker (07/03/08)
Patricia Kilker, 55, of Aurora, Colo., and formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly at her residence Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from an apparent brain aneurysm. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday July 8, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
VIncent Milton (07/03/08)
Vincent Milton, 84, of Hinton, died today (Thursday), July 3, 2008, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab in Sioux City. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Glenn W. Schneider (07/03/08)
Glenn W. Schneider, 91, of Hinton, died Monday, June 30, 2008, at Bickford Cottage in Sioux City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Melbourne United Methodist Church in rural Hinton, with the Rev. Peg Ellingson officiating. Following the service Saturday, the body will be cremated. Graveside services will be at a later date in Floyd Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church...
Arlen H. 'Louie' Luschen (07/01/08)
Arlen H. "Louie" Luschen, 73, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 30, 2008 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arlen "Louie" Herbert Luschen was born March 31, 1935, the son of Henry and Emma (Frerichs) Luschen. Louie was raised on a farm in Grant Township and later the family moved to Le Mars. ...