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Obituaries from January 2009

Roma E. Kendall (01/29/09)
Roma E. Kendall, 92, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Roma was born Oct. 21, 1916, the first of four daughters born to William and Mary (Steffen) Koch on Oct. 21, 1916, on the family farm in rural Remsen. ...
Roma E. Kendall (01/28/09)
Roma E. Kendall, 92, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church LCM in Remsen. Burial will be in Remsen Community Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church. Visitation will continue Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church...
Nicholas 'Nick" Clay (01/26/09)
Nicholas "Nick" Clay, 20, of Akron, died suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Akron with the Rev. Jon Meredith officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. ...
Elroy W. Heimgartner (01/26/09)
Elroy W. Heimgartner, 89, of Le Mars, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at his home following a lengthy illness. Elroy Walter Heimgartner was born on the family farm in Lincoln Township, Plymouth County (rural Hinton) on April 10, 1919, the son of Henry and Kathryn (Voegeli) Heimgartner. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. Elroy attended country school near his home in Lincoln Township. When he completed his education, Elroy began farming with his family...
Lorraine 'Toots' Herrig (01/26/09)
Lorraine "Toots" Herrig, 89, of Alton, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Lyon Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Rock Rapids. Funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. Paul Eisele officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery in Alton. Visitation was after 4 p.m. Sunday, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton, with a rosary at 5 p.m. by St. Mary Rosary Society and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m...
Velma Heeren (01/23/09)
Velma Heeren, 91, of Akron, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Akron, with the Rev. Jean Morse officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. ...
James Wolf (01/23/09)
James Wolf, 90, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen James Wolf was born June 14, 1918, at rural Remsen, the son of Peter and Lillian (Konz) Wolf. James was raised and educated in the Remsen area, where he was a farm laborer prior to his military service. ...
Caleb Joseph Weiler (01/22/09)
Caleb Joseph Weiler, premature infant son of Eric and Laura (Beitelspacher) Weiler of Le Mars, was stillborn at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City on Saturday Jan. 17, 2009. Maternal grandparents are Henry and Becky Beitelspacher, of Le Mars, and paternal grandparents are Jerry and Gwen Weiler, of Le Mars. Maternal great-grandmother is Marcella Nemmers, of Le Mars, and paternal great-grandmothers are Syb Anthony, of Le Mars, and Therry Weiler, of Remsen...
James Wolf (01/22/09)
James Wolf, 90, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Friends may call \ after 2 p.m. Friday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. all at the funeral home...
'Toots' Eileen Langel (01/21/09)
Eileen 'Toots' Langel (01/20/09)
Eileen "Toots" Langel, 90, of Le Mars, died today (Tuesday), Jan. 20, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Anthony J. Ver Hoeven (01/19/09)
Anthony James Ver Hoeven, 85, of rural Ireton died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Ireton, with the Rev. Doug Van Aartsen officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation began at noon Sunday, with the family present 2 to 5 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Juan Pablo Zemeno (01/16/09)
Juan Pablo Zermeno, 29, of Kingsley, was taken into the Lord's hands, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident. Juan was born Oct. 7, 1979, in Mexico, the son of Pedro and Sofia (Mendoza) Zermeno. On June 14, 2003, he married Tiffany Boggs in South Sioux City, Neb. They renewed their wedding vows June 23, 2007 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley...
Juan Pablo Zermeno (01/15/09)
Juan Pablo Zermeno, 29, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark Stoll officiating. Burial will be at Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville. Visitation begins after 3 p.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic in Kingsley, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., and a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., all at the church...
Marie Theesfield (01/14/09)
Marie Theesfield, 80, of Le Mars and formerly of Storm Lake, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Marie Erna Faulstick was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Lotts Creek, Iowa, the daughter of Hugo and Dora (Gade) Faulstick. She was baptized March 25, 1928 and confirmed March 29, 1942, both at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lotts Creek. She attended parochial school at Immanuel Lutheran School in Lotts Creek and graduated high school in Fenton...
Vivian Sitzmann (01/14/09)
Vivian C. Sitzmann of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars, at the age of 91. The former Vivian Christine Nuebel was born Sept. 21, 1917, at Le Mars, the daughter of Frank and Josephine (Meis) Nuebel. She grew up in Le Mars and graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School...
S. Faith Sitzmann OSB (01/14/09)
S. Faith Sitzmann OSB, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Neb., after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton, S.D. Eunice Catherine Sitzmann was born Dec. 2, 1922, near Kingsley, the daughter of George and Mary (Carel) Sitzmann. She was the ninth in a family of 10 girls and three boys. Seven of the girls and two of the boys were to enter religious communities...
Donald Berendes (01/14/09)
Donald Berendes, 77, of Remsen, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Orange City Area Health System, Orange City. Donald Berendes was born Oct. 25, 1931, a rural Marcus, the son of Guido and Edith (Cox) Berendes. Donald was raised and educated in the Marcus and Remsen area. ...
Earl W. (Ed) Draayer (01/13/09)
Earl W. (Ed) Draayer, 52, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Dec. 30, 2008, at Providence Alaska Medical Center, from complications after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Ed was born July 1, 1956, in Sioux Center, the son of John G. and Gertrude Draayer. ...
Jo Heuertz (01/13/09)
Jo Heuertz, 53, of Pierre, S.D., and formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at her home. Jo was born Feb. 28, 1955, in Murdo, S.D., the daughter of Bernard and Lois (Worcester) Jaide. She grew up in Murdo where she attended school. She worked for a trucking company in Le Mars as a bookkeeper. She then went to work for Wells' Dairy Inc. before moving to Pierre in 2006 where she managed KFC/Taco Bell...
Donna M. Pitts (01/13/09)
Donna M. Pitts, 71, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Good Samaritan Society Chapel (Brentwood) in Le Mars (1140 Lincoln St. N.E). Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday at the Good Samaritan Village and will continue until service time...
Vivian Sitzmann (01/13/09)
Vivian Sitzmann of Le Mars died early today (Tuesday) Jan. 13, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars, at the age of 91. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Donna M. Pitts (01/12/09)
Donna M. Pitts, 71, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Donna's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Florence C. Turkington (01/09/09)
Florence C. Turkington, 96, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley. The former Florence C. Fokken was born July 3, 1912, at rural Kingsley, the daughter of Carl and Florence (Behrens) Fokken. She grew up in the Kingsley area, graduating from Kingsley High School. She married William (Bill) J. Turkington May 12, 1936 in Sioux City. After their marriage Florence and William lived in the Kingsley area...
Marie M. Woodyard (01/09/09)
Marie M. Woodyard, 92, of Le Mars, entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. Marie Mabel Morris was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Elmer and Janette (Walker) Morris. The family later moved to Estherville where she finished her education...
Marie M. Woodyard (01/08/09)
Marie M. Woodyard, 92, of Le Mars, entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Pastor Casey Kleeman of the Le Mars Church of Christ will officiate. ...
Merle 'Mickey' Treinen (01/07/09)
Merle Matthew "Mickey" Treinen, 93, of Le Mars, and formerly of rural Remsen, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Merle was born Jan. 14, 1915, on the family farm in Meadow Township, northeast of Remsen, the third child of Felix and Pearl (Means) Treinen. The family moved to Marcus in 1918. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1932. One of his first jobs was working for Lovell Simons south of Marcus for "a dollar a day and room and board."...
Marie M. Woodyard (01/07/09)
Marie M. Woodyard, 92, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Marie's family with funeral arrangements. Memories, stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Joseph J. Delutri (01/06/09)
Joseph J. Delutri, 75, of Merrill, died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars surrounded by his family. Joseph "Joe" Delutri was born July 30, 1933, at McNally. Joe was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill. ...
Patricia Ann Klein (01/06/09)
Patricia Ann Klein, 45, of Omaha, Neb., and formerly of Alton, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at her home in Omaha. Patricia Ann Klein was born Nov. 24, 1963, at Le Mars, the daughter of Oscar and Marie (Freking) Klein. Patricia was baptized at St. ...
Mary E. Rice (01/06/09)
Mary E. Rice, 91, of Kingsley, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 4, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark J. Stoll presiding. ...
LuVois W. 'Smitty' Schmidt (01/06/09)
LuVois W. "Smitty" Schmidt, 81, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. LuVois "Smitty" Schmidt was born Jan. 30, 1927, at Chatsworth, the son of William and Pearl (Frerichs) Schmidt. He was baptized at St. Mathew's Lutheran Church, Chatsworth. ...
Mary E. Rice (01/05/09)
Mary E. Rice, 91, of Kingsley, died Sunday morning, Jan. 4, 2009 at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Mary's family with funeral arrangements. Thoughts, stories and condolences may be directed to the family at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
LuVois W. Schmidt (01/05/09)
Merle 'Mickey' Treinen (01/05/09)
Merle Matthew "Mickey" Treinen, 93, of Le Mars, and formerly of rural Remsen, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Rev. Eugene Murray will officiate. ...
Floyd C. Sitzmann (01/05/09)
Floyd C. Sitzmann, 76, of Sioux City, founder and owner of F.S. Repair Inc., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. He was a Neptune area native. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. ...
Helen I. Burgers (01/02/09)
Helen I. Burgers, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Graveside services will be at noon Saturday at the National Cemetery, Spencer, Neb., with Father Tim Podraza of Sacred Heart Catholic Church officiating. Visitations will be at the Carlsen Funeral Home with the family present after 5 p.m. today (Friday) followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service with Pastor Jan Christensen of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ officiating...
Harriet Klohs Goslin (01/02/09)
Harriet Klohs Goslin, 83, of Ames, died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Harriet was born April 14, 1925, in Henderson, Minn., the daughter of John Heinrich and Mary Alice (Hamilton) Klohs. She graduated from Le Mars High School and the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor of science degree in English and biology and a masters degree in education...