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Obituaries from November 2008

Veronica 'Toni' Ruden (11/28/08)
Veronica "Toni" Ruden, 97, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Veronica "Toni" Ruden was born May 11, 1911, at rural Remsen, the daughter of James and Mary (Bohnenkamp) Ludwig. Toni was raised on a farm south of Remsen. ...
Mary Rita Walsh (11/28/08)
Mary Rita Walsh, 81, of Le Mars, died Thursday Nov. 27, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Amanda Westhoff (11/28/08)
Amanda Westhoff, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at her home. Amanda Clara Jelken was born March 30, 1920, on the family farm west of Le Mars, the daughter of Henry and Anka (Kruse) Jelken. Amanda was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron. ...
Walter 'Wally' Nilles (11/26/08)
Walter Hubert "Wally" Nilles, 84, of Remsen, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Walter Nilles was born July 30, 1924, at rural Remsen, the son of Joseph and Mary (Gengler) Nilles. Wally was raised in the Remsen area and attended country school and St. Mary Catholic School in Remsen through the eighth grade. He was then engaged in farming with his parents...
Sylvia Roder (11/26/08)
Sylvia Roder, 97, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Sylvia Roder was born Aug. 14, 1911, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Michel J. and Anna (Gehrens) Klein. Sylvia was raised in the Remsen area and received her education in both the rural school system and St. Mary Catholic School in Remsen. She then did domestic work in the Remsen area...
Doris M. Reilly (11/17/08)
Loree Reck (11/25/08)
Loree Newcomb Reck, 63, of Crookston, Minn., died peacefully early Sunday morning, Nov. 23, 2008, in the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, Minn., from Alzheimer's disease. She and her husband, the Rev. William Reck, are former Le Mars residents...
Saverna Spieler (11/25/08)
Saverna Spieler, 88, of Granville, died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at Indian Hills Nursing & Rehab Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, with the Rev. Richard Ball officiating, assisted by Deacon Ray Portz. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville...
Marsha L. Melnichak (11/24/08)
Marsha L. Melnichak, 57, of Fayetteville, Ark., a native of Sioux City and former Le Mars resident, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. She was diagnosed on Oct. 13...
Shirley E. Reuter (11/21/08)
Shirley E. Reuter, 83, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Shirley Ellys Reuter was born March 16, 1925, in Moville, the daughter of George and Pearle Mace. She attended school in Moville and graduated from Moville High School, with the class of 1942...
John H. Moller (11/21/08)
John H. Moller, 93, of Craig, died Wednesday, Nove.19, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, with his family at his side. John Henry Moller was born June 4, 1915, on the family farm near Akron, the son of John G. Moller Sr. and Johanna (Nielson) Moller. John was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran. John attended country school near his home...
John H. Moller (11/20/08)
John H. Moller, 93, of Craig, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Services are pending with Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Shirley Reuter (11/20/08)
Shirley Reuter, of Le Mars died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m Saturday, at Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. Burial will be at the Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, LeMars. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m...
Gini Roe (11/20/08)
Gini Roe, 72, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Le Mars United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. ...
Reva H. Albright (11/19/08)
Reva H. Albright, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday evening, Nov. 16, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, where she had made her home since August 2007. Reva Helen Albright, the daughter of Fred G. and Margaret A. (Renken) Dirks, was born Feb. 11, 1920, at rural Ireton. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ireton and attended rural Ireton country school...
Gini Roe (11/19/08)
Gini Roe, 72, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at her home. Virginia "Gini" Ann Cox was born Aug. 14, 1936, the daughter of Ralph and Maude (Dunn) Cox. Gini was raised on a farm in Adams County, Iowa. She attended country school and later graduated from Lenox High School in Lenox in 1954. ...
Gini Roe (11/18/08)
Gini Roe, 72, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday at the Le Mars United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. ...
Shirley M. Reuter (11/18/08)
Shirley M. Reuter, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Shirley's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Margaret B. Mc Queen (11/18/08)
Margaret B. Mc Queen, 96, of Marcus, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Gary McDonough will officiate. Burial will follow at Grand Meadow Cemetery, rural Washta. ...
Lorraine Kenny (11/18/08)
Lorraine (Oltmanns) Kenny, 63, of Peru, Ill., died Friday morning, Nov. 14, 2008, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. Mrs. Kenny was born Aug. 29, 1945, in Le Mars, the daugther of Adolf and Regina (Harms) Oltmanns. She was employed at Hobb's in Spring Valley, Ill., then as an over-the-road truck driver for a number of years, and then in the shipping department at Badge-a-Minute...
Reva Albright (11/18/08)
Reva Albright, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with Vicar Edward Durand, III officiating. Interment will be in the St. ...
Elmer D. 'Shorty' Wilken (11/17/08)
Elmer D. "Shorty" Wilken, 80, of Brunsville, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008. at Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. Elmer Diedrich Wilken was born July 21, 1928, in the family home in Brunsville, Iowa, the son of Frerich and Therese (Redelfs) Wilken. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church. He attended grade school at Brunsville Independent School and graduated from Central High School in Le Mars...
Caroline M. Scheitler (11/17/08)
Caroline Scheitler, 81, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, lovingly surrounded by her family at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The former Caroline Marie Zenk was born Jan. 16, 1927, at Remsen, the daughter of Theodore and Mathilda (Jochum) Zenk. She grew up in the Remsen area and attended country school southeast of Remsen for a few years, then went to school at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Alton...
Gini Roe (11/17/08)
Gini Roe, 72, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy M. Borchers (11/17/08)
Dorothy Marie Borchers, 88, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Dorothy Marie Jahn was born April 13, 1920, on the family farm in Sherman Township, rural Sioux County, the daughter of Fred Jr. and Martha (VanderHamm) Jahn. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Reading Township, rural Ireton. She attended school at Maurice and graduated from Maurice High School...
Reva Albright (11/17/08)
Reva Albright, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Reva's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Lorine Kuehn (11/14/08)
Lorine Mulder-Kuehn, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Lorine D. Kiewel was born Oct. 21, 1921, at Moscow, Idaho, the daughter of Rudolf and Selema (Kirschbaum) Kiewel. As a young girl, the family moved to Granite Falls, Minn., where she attended country school. ...
Donald Plueger (11/14/08)
Donald Plueger, 82, of Rock Valley, and a Le Mars native, died suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Hegg Memorial Hospital in Rock Valley. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rock Valley, with the Rev. Doug Klein officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon today (Friday), with the family present 6:30 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley...
Lorine Kuehn (11/13/08)
Lorine Kuehn, 87, of Le Mars passed away Thursday, November 13, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Village of 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...
Tanner John Nilles (11/13/08)
Tanner John Nilles, infant son of Chris and Michelle (Popken) Nilles was born silent on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. A family graveside service will take place at a later date at the Christ Lutheran Cemetery (Grant Township), rural Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Dan Gerrietts of Christ Lutheran Church will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Noel S. Ruhkamp (11/13/08)
Noel S. Ruhkamp, 65, of Blair, Neb., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, in Omaha, Neb. Noel S. Ruhkamp was born Sept. 18, 1943, in Pierre, S.D., the son of John and Margaret Ruhkamp. He attended Catholic school in Winner, S.D. He spent five years in the National Guard, and was a welder for many years. His hobbies included reading, woodworking,...
Tanner John Nilles (11/12/08)
Tanner John Nilles, infant son of Chris and Michelle (Popken) Nilles was born silent on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Tanner's parents with funeral arrangements...
Helen D. Saienga (11/11/08)
Helen D. Saienga, 85, of Story City, and formerly of the Le Mars area, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Helen D. Saienga was born July 6, 1923, to Lloyd E. and Martha Delia (Beely) Mauer in Plymouth County, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in 1943 and taught music and second and third grade students in Melvin Public Schools...
Ervin Staab (11/10/08)
Ervin Staab, 92, of Remsen, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Ervin Staab was born June 13, 1916, at rural Remsen, the son of Joseph and Regina (Sudtelgte) Staab. Ervin was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at St. ...
Donald R. Dixon (11/06/08)
Don Dixon, 64, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a courageous battle with cancer. Donald Raymond Dixon was born April 11, 1944, in Anthon, one of 12 children born to Francis and Edna (Koehler) Dixon. ...
Bernard F. Wiederholt (11/06/08)
Bernard F. Wiederholt, 68, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Bernard Frank Wiederholt was born Dec. 8, 1939, in Remsen, the son of Ben and Amanda (Schierholt) Wiederholt. He attended Le Mars Community Schools...
Donald R. Dixon (11/05/08)
Donald R. "Don" Dixon, 64, of Le Mars, died Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. with a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
John H. Siebens (11/05/08)
John H. Siebens, 82, of Omaha, Neb., died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at an Omaha hospital. John was born July 22, 1926, in Plymouth County, the son of John and Helena (Rieken) Siebens. He grew up on the family farm by Brunsville. After high school, he married Irene Davis of Hubbard, Neb. Shortly after their marriage, John and Irene moved to Omaha, Neb., where they have lived since. John worked many years for John Kraft Chevrolet in Omaha, retiring in 1992...
Bernard Wiederholt (11/05/08)
Bernard F. Wiederholt, 68, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Jim Tigges will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars...
William H. Seggerman (11/04/08)
William Henry "Bill" Seggerman of Marshalltown, formerly of Remsen, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at the Iowa Veterans Home. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Iowa Veterans Home Chapel. Burial will be in at a later date. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown...
Bernard F. Wiederholt (11/04/08)
Bernard F. Wiederholt, 68, of Le Mars,died today (Tuesday), Nov. 4, 2008, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Bernie's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
John F. Williams (11/03/08)
John F. Williams, 87, of Sioux City died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at his residence under Hospice care. John was born Sept. 15, 1921, in Plymouth County, the son of Earl and Laura (Smith) Williams. He graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1940. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater during World War II and achieved the rank of staff sergeant...