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Obituaries from August 2008

Julie Harpenau Layeux (08/29/08)
Julie Harpenau Layeux, 63, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in Rockford, Ill. She is survived by her husband Bob Layeux, Rockford, Ill.; two daughters, Kerry and Tony Beaulieu of Denver, Colo., Shaun and Katie Bouback of Rockford, and one son Paul and his fiancée Anita of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandsons, Owen Beaulieu and Austin Bouback; her father, Isidore Harpenau of Remsen; six sisters, Donna and Lynn Nuebel of Le Mars, Nancy and Lee Peterson of Minneapolis Minn., Sara and Denny Gralapp of Remsen, Grace and Jim Rutan of Port Charlotte, Fla., Susan and Randy McCall of Ord, Neb., and Colleen and Jack Meyer of St. ...
Vivian Wiedemeier Morton (08/29/08)
Vivian Wiedemeier Morton, 92, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Rev. Eugene Murray will officiate. ...
Joan C. Bohlke (08/28/08)
Joan C. Bohlke, 75, of Hinton, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Deacon Jerry Reicks will officiate. ...
Vivian Wiedemeier-Morton (08/28/08)
Vivian Wiedemeier-Morton, 92, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Vivian's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Byron A. Koerselman (08/28/08)
Byron A. Koerselman, 53, of Maurice, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, while working in Le Mars. Byron Allan Koerselman was born April 14, 1955, at Rock Rapids, the son of Benjamin and Anna Mae (Van De Vegte) Koerselman. As a young child, the family moved to Merrill, where Byron attended grade school. ...
Joan C. Bohlke (08/27/08)
Joan C. Bohlke, 75, of Hinton, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation following a lengthy illness. Joan Carol Bohlke was born June 1, 1933 in Le Mars, the daughter of Fred and Leona (Lemke) Utesch. As a young girl she moved with her family to Englewood, Calif. Joan and her family later returned to Le Mars...
James 'Jim' Hensel (08/27/08)
MILROY, Minn. -- James "Jim" Hensel of Milroy, Minn., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at the Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. He reached the age of 65 years, 8 months and 17 days. James Carl Hensel was born Dec. 8, 1942, in Sioux City, the son of William and Anna (Reisen) Hensel. ...
Val Moeller (08/27/08)
Val Moeller, 78, of Phoenix, Ariz., and a former Le Mars resident, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008. Val lived a full, rich life and will be dearly missed by all. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Frances Moeller;, daughters, Kimberly (Dennis) Lerch and Shawn (Tom) Lee; grandchildren, Andrea, Dana, Joshua, David and Lydia; niece Paula Davidson; and nephew Robb Stone...
Byron A. Koerselman (08/27/08)
Byron A. Koerselman, 53, of Maurice, Iowa passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 25, 2008 while working in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Maurice First Reformed Church, Maurice, with the Rev. Wayne Sneller officiating. Interment with military honors by the Pressman-Kosters American Legion Post #329 of Orange City will be in the Sherman Township Cemetery. ...
James 'Jim' Hensel (08/26/08)
MILROY, Minn. -- James "Jim" Hensel, age 65, of Milroy, Minn., died Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at the Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Milroy. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minn. Burial will follow the funeral and will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars...
Byron A. Koerselman (08/26/08)
Byron A. Koerselman, 53, of Maurice, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 25, 2008 while working 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...
Wendel 'Stretch' Carstensen (08/25/08)
Wendel "Stretch" Carstensen, 78, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Wendel Christian Carstensen was born July 20, 1930 in Merrill, the son of George and Katherine (Harms) Carstensen. He was baptized on Aug. 17, 1930. Wendel attended country school near his home. ...
Wendel Carstensen (08/22/08)
Wendel "Strech" Carstensen, 78, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. ...
Roberta Dirks (08/21/08)
Roberta Dirks, 91, of Akron, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Roberta Mae Pollock Dirks was born March 22, 1918, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Rex and Neva (Stinton) Pollock. She graduated valedictorian of her high school class in May of 1936 and later attended the Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls. ...
John Manning (08/21/08)
John Manning, 83, of Arlington, Va., passed into eternal rest Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at a local hospital in Arlington. Jack was born Aug. 24, 1924, in Kingsley, the son of Ray and Hazel (Sheehan) Manning. He graduated from Le Mars Public High School in 1942. ...
Roberta Dirks (08/20/08)
Roberta Dirks, 91, of Akron, died Tuesday, Aug.19, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Private family interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron prior to the services. ...
Lois E. Rupp (08/20/08)
KATY, Texas -- Lois Emma Rupp, 86, of Katy, Texas, died at the Cinco Ranch Alzheimer's Specialty Care Center on July 13, 2008, of natural causes. She was born June 28,1922, in Woodbury County, Iowa, the daughter of Ellis and Iva Smith Oregon. She married William J. "Duke" Huckle on Feb. 27, 1946, in Le Mars. She married Lee Ledbetter on Sept. 21, 1968, in Omaha, Neb. She married Sylvester Rupp on Oct. 25, 1985, in Primghar...
Roberta Dirks (08/19/08)
Roberta Dirks, 91, of Akron, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Services are pending with Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Marilyn E. Forman (08/18/08)
Marilyn E. (Treinen) Forman, 73, of Omaha, Neb., died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, after battling cancer with strength, dignity and great courage. The former Marilyn E. Treinen was born Oct. 3, 1934, at rural Remsen, the daugher of Leonard and Sylvia (Kramer) Treinen. She grew up in Le Mars and graduated from St. Joseph High School. She worked at the Plymouth County Courthouse for several years. She then moved to Omaha where she worked in an architect's office. She married John Forman...
Arlene Horton (08/18/08)
Arlene (Plueger) Horton, 88, of Hawarden, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at United Methodist Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Tim Walker officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin noon today (Monday), with the family present 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Kenneth M. Hartigan (08/15/08)
Kenneth M. Hartigan, 58, of Shaumburg, Ill., died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, at his home. Kenneth M. Hartigan was born March 1, 1950, in Evergreen Park, Ill., and was a resident of Schaumburg for 30 years. He was the adoring husband of 34 years to Victoria (nee Traufler); loving father to Shawn (Jamie); Tammy (Jeff McLaughlin), Ashley (Ryan) McLaughlin and Ryan; loving son to the late Martin and the late Eileen (the late Art) Romanoff; dear brother to Kathy (Don) Hupfauer, Peggy (Richard) Wilkocz, Marty (Donna) and Eileen Sharpe; fond grandfather to Madison McLaughlin; and uncle to several nieces and nephews. ...
Anna E. Horn (08/15/08)
Anna E. Horn, 91, of Marcus, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Anna's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Cornelius Vanden Berg (08/15/08)
Cornelius Vanden Berg, 84, of Ireton died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church in Ireton, with the Rev. Doug Van Aartsen officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Ireton, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Bertram Post 276. ...
LaVerne Beeck (08/12/08)
LaVerne Beeck, 88, of Morgan Hill, Calif., and a Le Mars area native, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 9, 20008, at Pacific Hills Manor in Morgan Hill, Calif. The former LaVerne Brunken was born Nov. 29, 1919, in Le Mars. She is survived by seven sons and two daughters; Ronald, Donald, Carol Whyte, Russell, Dale, Paul, Larry, Keith, and Patricia Barnes. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Marian F. Roberts (08/13/08)
Marian F. (Messelhiser) Roberts, 86, of Canon City, Colo., formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Canon City. Marian Frances Braband was born Dec. 10, 1921, in Ireton, the daughter of Henry and Edna (Carpenter) Braband. She was raised and attended school in the Ireton area. ...
Deloris 'Dee' Udell (08/13/08)
Deloris "Dee" Udell, 73, of Hinton, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Deloris "Dee" Gail Jutting was born April 11, 1935, in Henry, S.D., the daughter of Wesley and Mayme (Petersen) Jutting. Dee attended school in Watertown, S.D., and graduated from Watertown High School. ...
Marian F. Roberts (08/12/08)
Marian F. (Messelhiser) Roberts, 86, of Canon City, Colo., formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008, at Canon City. Graveside services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. The Rev. Jason Larson of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars will officiate. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is in charge of arrangements...
Thomas R. Faunce (08/12/08)
Thomas R. Faunce, 55, of Port Orange, Fla., and formerly of Connecticut died Thursday, Aug.7, 2008, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Tom was born Oct. 27, 1952, in Naugutuck, Conn., the son of Bill Hoffman and the late Carol (Mclean) Hoffman. He was a resident of Port Orange for the past 20 years...
Bernice M. Heeren (08/12/08)
Bernice M. Heeren, 84, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Bernice was born March 26, 1924 at Lawton, the daughter of Henry and Louise (Krause) Hoffman. She grew up in the Lawton area, and on April 6, 1947 she married Wallace "Wally" Heeren. After their marriage they farmed west of Kingsley a few years before moving into Kingsley. Bernice worked at Colonial Manor, now the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center, for 19 years as a LPN...
Carol Jensen Heinzeroth (08/12/08)
ALDEN, Iowa -- Carol Jensen Heinzeroth, 75, of Alden, Iowa, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008 at the University of Kansas Hospital. Carol was born Dec. 10, 1932, on a farm near Merrill. She graduated from Westfield High School and later from St. Olaf College with a degree in home economics. She was a teacher, homemaker and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church...
Deloris "Dee" Udell (08/12/08)
Deloris "Dee" Udell, 73, of Hinton, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hinton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. Private family interment will be Thursday morning in the Liberty/Perry Township Cemetery...
Roger J. Poeckes (08/11/08)
Roger J. Poeckes, 67, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at his home near Remsen. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Remsen, with graveside military services conducted by Post 220 American Legion and Post 328 V.F.W. of Remsen...
Carol E. Port (08/11/08)
Carol E. Port, 86, of Amelia, Va., and formerly of Akron, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, in the Amelia Nursing and Rehab Center. Carol Port was born July 9, 1922 to Frank and Jennie (Schuyler) McElhaney of Portland Township, Plymouth County. She attended rural grade school and Akron High School, graduating in 1939. ...
Marian F. Roberts (08/11/08)
Marian F. (Messelhiser) Roberts, 86, of Canyon City, Colo., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug, 9, 2008, at Canyon City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Marian's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Deloris Udell (08/11/08)
Deloris Udell, 73, of Hinton, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Clifford E. Perry (08/08/08)
Clifford E. Perry, 90, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Clifford Earl Perry was born June 21, 1918, on the family farm in Fredonia Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Frank and Clara (Kilker) Perry. ...
Jeanette R. Jordan (08/08/08)
Jeanette R. Jordan, 75 of Columbus, Neb., and formerly of Randolph, Neb., died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus. She was born July 8, 1933, at Randolph, Neb., the daughter of William and Anna ( Wendt ) Milander and graduated from Randolph High School in 1951...
Carol E. Port (08/08/08)
Carol E. Port, 86, of Amelia, Va., formerly of Akron, died early Thursday, Aug. 7, 2008, at the Amelia Nursing and Rehab Center at Amelia, Va. Funeral services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Ronald D. Marshall (08/08/08)
Ronald Dean Marshall, 60, of New Richmond, Wis., formerly of Ireton, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Private family services will be held at a later date. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the North Park in Hammond, Wis...
Marjorie Rozell (08/07/08)
Marjorie Rozell, 89, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Brookings Hospital in Brookings, S.D. Marjorie V. Stinton was born April 24, 1919, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Everett and Lillian (Hines) Stinton. She was raised on a farm near Akron and attended county school. She would later graduate from Akron High School...
Clifford Perry (08/07/08)
Clifford E. Perry, 90, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Le Mars United Methodist Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Alfred Janssen (08/07/08)
Alfred Janssen, 90, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Alfred D. Janssen was born May 27, 1918, on the family farm near Ireton, the son of Henry and Frances (Meyer) Janssen. He attended country school near Ireton and helped his family on the farm...
Clifford E. Perry (08/06/08)
Clifford E. Perry, 90, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 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...
Marjorie Rozell (08/06/08)
Marjorie Rozell, 89, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Brookings Hospital in Brookings, S.D. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. the Rev. Jason Larson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Valley (Adaville) Cemetery, rural Akron. ...
Alfred Janssen (08/06/08)
Alfred Janssen, 90, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars, with military rites conducted by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 in Le Mars. ...
Iona Beek (08/06/08)
Iona Beek, 92, of Sibley, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Sibley Nursing and Rehab Center in Sibley. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Salem Reformed Church at Little Rock with the Rev. Brian Hellenga officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery at Little Rock. Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 2 to 8 p.m., with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of Sibley...
Edna Hinspeter (08/06/08)
Edna Hinspeter, 87, of Cherokee, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008 at Country Side Estates in Cherokee. Edna Klingbeil was born Dec. 12, 1920, in Henry Township, Plymouth County, the daughter of F.A. and Christina (Ressen) Klingbeil. She was raised in the Remsen area and attended a one-room country school near her home. ...
Sharon L. Waterbury (08/06/08)
Sharon L. Waterbury, 67, of Akron, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at her residence in Akron. Sharon Lee Waterbury was born Feb. 2, 1941, in Ute, the daughter of Russell and Helen (Boysen) Kisling. She was raised in the Hawarden area where she attended school graduated from Hawarden High School...
Edna Hinspeter (08/05/08)
Edna Hinspeter, 87, of Cherokee, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Country Side Estates in Cherokee. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Edna's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Alfred Janssen (08/05/08)
Alfred Janssen, 90, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial with military honors conducted by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 in Le Mars, will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars...
Marjoie Rozell (08/05/08)
Marjorie Rozell, 89, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Brookings Hospital in Brookings, S.D. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Marjorie's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Sharon L. Waterbury (08/05/08)
Sharon L. Waterbury, 67, of Akron, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008,at her residence in Akron. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. Thursday with the family present after 6 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Rev. Larry C. Fett (08/04/08)
The Rev. Larry C. Fett, 57, of Le Mars, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 1, 2008 in Branson, Mo., while taking several young men and women on a youth trip for Grace Lutheran Church. Larry Carl Fett was born April 17, 1951 in Cherokee, the son of Vernon and Martha (Boettcher) Fett. ...
Stanley J. Jacobs (08/04/08)
Stanley J. Jacobs, 73, of rural Akron, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Stanley James Jacobs was born Oct. 3, 1934, on the family farm in Preston Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Gert and Dena (Wilken) Jacobs. He attended country school in Preston Township. He began high school in Akron and continued in Le Mars. He graduated from Central High School in Le Mars...
Robert W. Milbrodt (08/04/08)
Robert W. Milbrodt, 29, of Akron left this earth to be with Jesus in heaven on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at his home in Akron, following a courageous three year-battle with brain cancer. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Vermillion, S.D.. Burial will be in Bluff View Cemetery, Vermillion. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. today (Monday), with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Lucille H. Bohle (08/01/08)
Lucille H. Bohle, 91, of Kingsley, died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Kingsley Untied Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will follow at the Fairfield Cemetery, rural Correctionville. ...
Rev. Larry Fett (08/01/08)
The Rev. Larry Fett, 57, of Le Mars, died suddenly today (Friday), Aug. 1, 2008, while attending a church outing in Branson, Mo. Services are pending with Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through...
Donna Van Maasdam (08/01/08)
LAKEFIELD, Minn. -- Donna Van Maasdam, 78, of Lakefield, Minn., and a former Le Mars resident, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Center in Jackson, Minn. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Hansen Funeral Home in Lakefield. Pam Tracey will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery in Harris, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in Saturday at the funeral home...