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Obituaries from March 2009

Kay Schramm (03/31/09)
Leo A. Beckmann (03/30/09)
Leo A. Beckmann, 96, of Westbrook, Minn., formerly of Granville, died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Westbrook Good Samaritan Center in Westbrook. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery at Granville. Visitation will be noon until service time Tuesday at Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen...
Bruce Buhman (03/30/09)
Bruce Gene Buhman, 63, of Phoenix, Ariz., died suddenly Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at his home in Phoenix. Bruce was born Oct. 11, 1945, in rural Le Mars, the son of Alice M. (Johnson) Buhman and Marvin P. Buhman. He graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1965. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country from 1966 to 1968 with one year being served in Vietnam...
Patrick L. Kelly (03/26/09)
Patrick L. Kelly, 75, of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Patrick Leo Kelly was born Jan. 26, 1934, in Le Mars, the son of Orrin and Frances (Hoffmann) Kelly. Pat attended and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Le Mars in 1951. ...
Ruby Mae Lamb (03/26/09)
Ruby Mae Lamb, 89, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Leonard Majeres (03/26/09)
Leonard Majeres of Orange City, and formerly of Remsen, who died Nov. 26, 2007 and his body was donated to science, was laid to rest Saturday, March 21, 2009, in St. Mary Cemetery at Remsen. The Rev. James Tigges of St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, officiated...
Patrick L. Kelly (03/25/09)
Patrick L. Kelly, 75, of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Visitations with family and sharing of memories of Pat will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. A private family service will take place later...
Tom Martin (03/25/09)
Thomas Lynn Martin, 46, of Pierce, Neb., and a former Le Mars resident, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Faith Regional Health Services West Campus in Norfolk, Neb. Thomas Lynn Martin was born Aug. 21, 1962, at Worthington, Minn., the son of Milton and Dorothy (Friese) Martin...
Ruby Mae Lamb (03/25/09)
Ruby Mae Lamb, 89, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. Ruby Mae Null was born Jan. 16, 1920, in Le Mars, the daughter of Albert Edward and Grace (McDougall) Null. She grew up as a loving daughter, sister, and member of the community...
Warren E. Betts (03/24/09)
Cassville, Mo., resident Warren Edgar Betts went home to be with our loving and caring Lord Jesus Christ at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009, at the age of 85 years and 7 months. He was born July 15, 1923 in Guthrie County, Iowa, the son of Charles Franklin and Ena Pearl (Crandall) Betts. Warren had eight brothers and three sisters...
Paul Flanagan (03/24/09)
Paul James Flanagan, 101, of Marcus, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Eugene Murray officiating. Burial will follow in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Marcus...
Tom Martin (03/24/09)
Thomas J. Martin, 46, of Pierce, Neb, and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk, Neb. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Pierce. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars...
Patrick Kelly (03/23/09)
Patrick L. Kelly, 75, of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Visitation with family and sharing of memories of Pat will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. A private family service will take place later...
Ruby Mae Lamb (03/23/09)
Ruby Mae Lamb, 88, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. ...
Timothy Allen Nilles (03/23/09)
Tim Nilles, 51, of Knoxville, died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Knoxville Hospital and Clinics surrounded by family and friends after a hard fought battle with cancer. Tim was born May 9, 1957 in Le Mars,the son of Walter and Vera Mae (Schilmoeller) Nilles. He was married to Theresa Marie Wiederholt June 25, 1976 in Oyens. He was raised in the Remsen area and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic school...
John R. 'Jack' Spies, Hinton businessman, county supervisor, dies at 82 (03/23/09)
John R. "Jack" Spies, 82, of Hinton, died Saturday, March 21, 2009. Jack Spies was born Oct. 11, 1926 in Sioux City, the son of Phillip and Anita (Buenger) Spies. Jack married Dorothy Shaw Oct. 24, 1947, in Sioux City. He was a lifelong Hinton area resident...
Mary P. Trometer (03/23/09)
Mary P. Trometer, 85, of Farmington, Ill., and formerly of rural Merrill, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at her home in Farmington. Mary P. Trometer was born Oct. 15, 1923, at rural Hinton, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Larson) Vehe. She graduated from Sioux City Central High School. She married Glen V. Trometer on Oct. 11, 1941, in Blair, Neb...
Ruby M. Lamb (03/20/09)
Ruby Mae Lamb, 88, of Raleigh, N.C., and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh, N.C. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Ruby's family with funeral arrangements. Memories, stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Arlene McHale (03/20/09)
Arlene McHale, 86, of Craig, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Arlene Emilie Schulz was born Feb. 2, 1923, on the family farm south of Craig, the daughter of Herman and Emilie (Onken) Schulz. Arlene was baptized and confirmed at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church at Craig. She attended country school near her home...
Kay Schramm (03/20/09)
Kay Schramm, 72, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at her son's home in Ada, Mich., following a lengthy illness. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in April at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Memories, stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Evelyn C. Bierman (03/19/09)
Evelyn C. Bierman, 83, of Holstein, and a former Cherokee resident, died Tuesday evening, March 17, 2009, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake. Evelyn was born July 8, 1925 in Le Mars, the daughter of Herman and Emma (Borm) Erichsen. She was married to Donald Bierman on Jan. 3, 1949, at Remsen. They lived most of their life on a farm south of Remsen. The couple retired and moved to Cherokee in 1978...
Arlene McHale (03/19/09)
Arlene McHale, 86, of Craig, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center at Sioux City. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Pastor Bernard H. Reece (03/18/09)
CEDAR RAPIDS -- Pastor Bernard H. Reece, 93, of Bellevue, Neb., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, March 15, 2009 in Omaha, Neb., following a brief illness. Bernard was born Jan.31, 1916, in Coggon, Iowa, the son of Curtis and Neva Long Reece. He married Opal M. Sexton on June 15, 1935 in Cedar Rapids. She died Oct. 23, 2003...
Kay Schramm (03/18/09)
Kay Schramm, 72, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at her son's home in Ada, Mich., following a lengthy illness. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Kay's family with funeral arrangements. Memories, stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Howard G. Van Oort (03/16/09)
Howard G. Van Oort, 86, of Ireton died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Reformed Church in Ireton. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion, Bertram Post 276. Visitation will begin noon Wednesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Shirley Bos Vande Vegte (03/16/09)
ROCK VALLEY -- Shirley Bos Vande Vegte, 68, of Rock Valley, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Shirley Ann Poeckes was born March 24, 1940, in Le Mars, the daughter of John and Malinda (Budden) Poeckes. She grew up in Remsen where she graduated from Remsen St. Malry's High School...
Barbara Tamm Berglund (03/16/09)
Barbara Tamm Berglund, 80, of Cherokee, and a former Le Mars resident, died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, with the Rev. Magrey deVega officiating. ...
Beverly Patnaude (03/13/09)
Beverly Patnaude, 70, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, Brentwood Center. Beverly Carolyn Brown was born March 12, 1938, in Shenandoah, the daughter of Hazzard L. and Hilda Mae (Cooper) Brown. She was raised in the Marshalltown area where she graduated from high school in 1956. It was there that she met Ronald M. Collins. They were later married in August 1956 at Marshalltown. To this union three children were born, David, Debra, and Dane...
Elizabeth D. Simek (03/13/09)
Elizabeth D. Simek, 99, of Yankton, S.D., and formerly of Chatsworth, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. The Rev. ...
Raymond J. Kenealy (03/11/09)
Raymond J. Kenealy, 85, of Kingsley, died Monday evening, March 9, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley with the Rev. Mark J. Stoll officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael's Parish Cemetery with military honors provided by the Nash American Legion Post 140 of Kingsley...
Beverly Patnaude (03/11/09)
Beverly Patnaude, 70, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at Brentwood Center, Good Society Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jason Larson of the Untied Methodist Church of Le Mars will officiate. Burial will follow at Logan Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home and will continue until service time...
Raymond J. Kenealy (03/10/09)
Raymond J. Kenealy, 85, of Kingsley, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Thoughts, stories and condolences may be directed to the family through the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Beverly Patnaude (03/10/09)
Beverly Patnaude, 70, of Le Mars, died today (Tuesday), March 10, 2009, at Brentwood Center, Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Beverly's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Donna M. Smith (03/06/09)
Donna M. Smith, 67, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Donna Mae Smith was born Aug. 16, 1941, on a farm near Battle Creek, the daughter of Marvin and Marie (Luscombe) Brownlee. She attended school in Ida Grove, and later assisted her mother with raising her siblings. Following her education, Donna worked as a waitress at various places including the Tip Top Café in Ida Grove...
Eta A. Mai (03/05/09)
Eta A. Mai, 85, of New Hampton, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Eta Ann Mai was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Kingsley, the daughter of Louis and Mathilda (Ruhland) Sitzmann. Eta graduated from Le Mars High School in 1941 and attended Briar Cliff in Sioux City. She was united in marriage to Donald Mai on May 15, 1945 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Neptune, in a double wedding ceremony with her sister Mildred...
Donna M. Smith (03/05/09)
Donna M. Smith, 67, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Jan Christianson of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars will officiate. Burial will follow at the Onawa Cemetery. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service on Saturday...
Donna M. Smith (03/04/09)
Donna M. Smith, 67, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Donna's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Tom K. Nelson (03/02/09)
Tom K. Nelson 67, 4704 67th St., Urbandale, died suddenly Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, from a heart attack. Tom was born Sept. 15, 1941, in Lemmon, S.D., the son of Fred and Maggie Nelson. He graduated from Black Hills State University and the University of Utah. In 1973 he started a 30-year adventure at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) ranging from college relations director to acting president and finally retiring in 2007 as the Dean of Industry and Technology...
James I. Ruba Sr. (03/02/09)
James I. Ruba Sr., 78, of Remsen died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, from a lengthy illness, at his home in Remsen, surrounded by his loving family. Private family services were held Saturday, Feb. 28 at Waterbury Funeral Service Chapel in Sergeant Bluff, with the Rev. Dennis Martens of Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen officiating...