Obituaries from October 2008
Stanley B. Saunders
Stanley B. Saunders, 85, of Hinton, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Hinton, with the Rev. Steven Stoll officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. ...
James 'Jim' Knecht
James "Jim" Knecht, 88, of Akron, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Pastor Tom Steele of First Church of Christ will officiate. ...
Syrena M. Ashenfelter
Syrena M. Ashenfelter, 91, of Fort Dodge, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at the Marian Home with her family at her side. Syrena Mae Andrews was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Hamburg, Iowa. She was raised and educated primarily in Shenandoah, where she excelled in business classes, competing in typing and shorthand at state competitions. ...
George R. Trometer
My husband, George, passed away peacefully in our home with God on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. That evening, our family gathered around George for a good-bye service with our Pastor Peter Boe from the Merrill St. John Lutheran Church. There will be no services. Remember George as you last saw him. Those were his wishes...
Helen Plueger, 72, of rural Le Mars, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at her home. Helen Elaine Torwelle was born Aug. 6, 1936, at Ireton, the daughter of Carl and Clara (Willemstyn) Torwelle. Helen was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ireton. She graduated from Ireton High School in 1954. She had worked as a unit secretary for both St. Joseph Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital in Sioux City...
William N. Thommes
William "Bill" Thommes, 82, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday Oct. 23, 2008, in Omaha, following an extended illness. William N. Thommes was born Sept. 8, 1926, in Remsen, the son of Leo and Mary (Wholes) Thommes. In his childhood years he lived in the Remsen and Granville areas and at the age of 15 he moved with his family to Le Mars. As a young man Bill was employed with Merle Truesdale in Le Mars for several years driving a tank wagon...
Vivian A. Witt
Vivian A. Witt, 96, a long-time resident of Le Mars died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Vivian Augusta Witt was born March 17, 1912, and grew up in the Marcus area where she graduated from Marcus High School in 1929 and from the Lincoln School of Commerce, Lincoln, Neb., in 1931. ...
It is with sadness that the family of Kyoko announce her death on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2008, at Sendai City, Japan, following a lengthy illness. She was born Aug. 1, 1922. Kyoko had a strong love for music and performed for many years, playing several traditional Japanese instruments. Our lives have been blessed by her generosity of love, care, and courage...
William N. Thommes
William "Bill" Thommes, 82, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008, in Omaha, following an extended illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars will be after 3 p.m. Sunday, where there will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., followed immediately by the K.C. rosary...
Paul D. Dandurand
Paul Douglas "Buzz" Dandurand, 69, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, formerly of Le Mars, began a new life with Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Mount Carmel East Hospital surrounded by loving family and friends. Services will be 11:30 a.m. today (Friday) at Church of the Resurrection in New Albany, Ohio, with the Rev. ...
Florence M. Bauler
Florence M. Bauler, 91, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she had resided since May 2006. Florence Marie Bauler, the daughter of Joseph T. and Anna (Fiegen) Galles, was born on June 10, 1917, in Plymouth County. She attended primary school at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen and graduated from the Union Consolidated High School...
Florence M. Bauler
Florence M. Bauler, 91, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 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. Mark J. Stoll will officiate. ...
Leo R. Flaherty
Leo Flaherty, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday Oct. 21, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. Leo Raymond Flaherty was born Feb. 10, 1925, in Le Mars,, the son of Thomas and Cora (Sullivan) Flaherty. He grew up in Le Mars and was a 1943 graduate of Le Mars Central High School. ...
Karen K. (Alter) Thompson
Karen K. (Alter) Thompson, 63, of Remsen, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. A Memorial Service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Gretna United Methodist Church in Gretna, Neb. The Rev. Mark Holland will officiate. Burial will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Coleridge, Neb. There will be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service...
Florence M. Bauler
Florence M. Bauler, 91, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Leo R. Flaherty
Leo R. Flaherty, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars...
David R. Colling
David R. Colling, 55, of Remsen, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Remsen Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. David R. Colling was born July 23, 1953, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, the son of Carl and Mildred (Arens) Colling. ...
Karen K. Alter-Thompson
Karen K. Alter-Thompson, 63, of Remsen died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen.
Arrangements are pending at Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus.
David Colling, 55, of Remsen died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at his home in Remsen.
Arrangements are pending at Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen.
Calvin M. Korver
Calvin Korver, age 81, of Orange City, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, who were praising God with singing, on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility. Calvin Marvin was born May 4, 1927, in rural Hospers, the son of William and Matilda (Muyskens) Korver. ...
Linda A. Bouma
Linda Bouma, 48, of Le Mars, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday Oct. 16, 2008, following a lengthy illness. The former Linda Ann Freking was born June 14, 1960, in Le Mars, the daughter of Herman "Junior" and Betty Freking. She grew up on a farm near Le Mars and graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in 1979. Following graduation, she attended Business College in Spencer...
Isidore Harpenau, 90, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Isidore Harpenau was born Feb. 11, 1918, in Le Mars, the son of Frank and Bernadine (Deters) Harpenau. Isidore was raised in the Le Mars area and received his education at St. ...
Robinette 'Bobbie' Johnson
Sioux Falls -- Funeral services for Robinette "Bobbie" (Thompson) Johnson, mother of Julie Dirks of Le Mars, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 16 at West Nidaros Lutheran Church near Crooks, S.D. Arrangements are in the care of Minnehaha Funeral Home in Baltic, S.D...
Linda Bouma, 48, of Le Mars died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at her home in Le Mars. Services are pending with Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Howard Knudsen, 96, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Howard Wayne Knudsen was born Feb. 8, 1912, on the family farm southeast of Kingsley, the eldest of eight children to Andrew and Vera (Pierce) Knudsen. He attended country school near Kingsley. Following his schooling, he helped his family on the farm...
E. Jean Van Roekel
Evelyn Jean Van Roekel, 79, of Orange City, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Jean was born Aug. 20, 1929, at Le Mars, the daughter of Jacob and Albertha (Dambrink) Berkenpas. She was raised in the Seney and Le Mars area and attended country school in Seney and the Le Mars High School...
Eugene 'Gene' Schiltz
Eugene "Gene" Schiltz, 49, of Remen, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Eugene Schiltz was born Sept. 12, 1959, at Le Mars, the son of Richard and June (Boever) Schiltz. Gene was raised on a farm near Remsen and moved with his family into Remsen in November 1973. He received his education at St. Mary Catholic School in Remsen from which he graduated in 1978. He then worked in Orange City at Advance Brands, in sanitation, up until his recent illness...
Roland A. Van Buskirk
Roland A. Van Buskirk, 78, of Montgomery, Ill., died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at Hillside Rehabilitation and Care Center. He was born Sept. 10, 1930, in Ireton, the son of the late William and Anna (Westergard) Van Buskirk. Roland worked on his family's farm at rural Ireton and served in the United States Navy and Naval Reserves from 1952 until 1955 before moving to Aurora, Ill., in 1956. ...
Melvin L. Schulz
Melvin L. Schulz, 88, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Melvin Lester Schulz was born July 16, 1920, on the family farm in Grant Township, rural Craig, the son of Herman and Amelia (Onken) Schulz. He was raised on the farm and attended the Craig Independent School. Following school, he assisted his family and neighbors with farming...
Ronny L. Weiland
Ronny L. Weiland Ronny L. Weiland, 71, of Le Mars and formerly of Cherokee, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. Ronny was born June 28, 1937 at Canistota, S.D., the son of Earl and Lois (Tarrell) Weiland. He graduated from Quimby High Schol in 1955. He served in the U. S. Navy from June 1955 until March 1963. He was married to Coleen Sue Morrow on April 14, 1957 at Cherokee...
Max Lyle Allen
Max Lyle Allen, 83, died Sept. 10, 2008, at his home in Zumbrota, Minn. Max was born Dec. 12, 1925, in Washta, the son of Ralph J. and Iva Mae (Nafe) Allen. He spent his early years in Washta and Quimby, and graduated from Grand Meadow High School in Grand Meadow in 1943. Max attended York College and graduated in 1947. On June 18, 1948, he married Mary Alice Riggs in Ames. He graduated from Bonebrake Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 1950...
Esther M. Mungon
Esther M. Mungon, 91, of Akron, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Esther Marie Mungon was born Feb. 27, 1917, on the family farm in Soldier Township in Crawford County, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Hilda (Frahm) Langholdt. ...
Maynard H. Mammen
Maynard Mammen, 70, of Hinton died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at a Slaten, Minn. hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Esther M. Mungon
Esther M. Mungon, 91, of Akron, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10 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. ...
Elaine M. Sanow
Elaine Marie Sanow, 88, of Remsen, went peacefully to be with her Lord Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. She was not alone, her daughter was by her side. She died of kidney failure. Elaine entered this world on Oct. 22, 1919, in rural Remsen, to proud and loving parents, Laurence and Martha (Galles) Shea. She was raised in the Remsen area and always loved it, so she never moved. She was educated at St. Mary Catholic School in Remsen...
HAWARDEN - Clarence Harms, 94, of Hawarden, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at his residence. Clarence Harms was born Feb. 2, 1914 to John and Katherina (Rewerts) Harms near Le Mars. He attended country school near Le Mars. Clarence served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in Italy and North Africa from 1942-1945...
Esther M. Mungon
Esther M. Mungon, 91, of Akron, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Laura L. Lauters
Laura L. Lauters, 101, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 in Fremont, Neb. Laura Louisa Meyer was born on December 24, 1906 in Le Mars, the daughter of Henry L. and Sarah (Mohning) Meyer. She graduated from Le Mars High School. On August 6, 1925 Laura and Frank Lauters were united in marriage in Le Mars. The couple made their home on a farm near Le Mars. Along with farming and homemaking, Laura was very active in her church and community...
Laura L. Lauters
Le Mars, Iowa - Laura L. Lauters, 101, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, September 30, 2008 in Fremont, Neb. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Plymouth County Historical Museum Auditorium, 335 First Ave. S.W., in Le Mars. The Rev. Dr. William Lewis will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the museum...
Laura L. Lauters, 101, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 at A.J. Merrick Manor in Fremont, Nebraska. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home, of Le Mars, is assisting Laura's family with funeral arrangements. They will be held in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...