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Obituaries from May 2009

Richard M. Recker (05/29/09)
Richard M. Recker, 61, of rural Brunsville, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, in his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Richard Michael Recker was born July 1, 1947, at Orange City, one of seven children born to Edward T. and Gertrude (Hanson) Recker. He graduated from Floyd Valley High School. After his education, Richard served for a brief time in the United States Armed Forces...
Michael Rolfes (05/29/09)
Michael G. Rolfes, 52, of Johnstown, Ohio, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer at Kobacker House, Johnstown, Ohio. Michael was born March 23, 1957, in Le Mars, the son of Gunter and Virginia Louise (Workman) Rolfes. At an early age he moved with his family to the Columbus,...
Robert C. 'Bob' Eberhard (05/27/09)
Robert C. "Bob" Eberhard, 88, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, May 24, 2009, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Robert Charles Eberhard was born in Sioux City, Feb. 19, 1921, the son of Meta Amelia (Pickron) and Charles David Eberhard. He attended Liberty School near Merrill, and realized from an early age on, that farming was going to be his future occupation. At the age of 16, Bob began farming with Delbert and Clara Raby, his sister and brother-in-law...
Richard M. Recker (05/27/09)
Richard M. Recker, 61, of rural Brunsville, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial visitation will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Family members will be present the entire time to greet friends...
Charles R. 'Charlie' Clark (05/26/09)
Charles R. "Charlie" Clark, 59, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Friday, May 22, 2009 at Beatrice, Neb. Charles Robert Clark was born April 18, 1950 at Spencer, the son of Robert and Erma (Garoutte) Clark. He attended Royal High School, graduating in 1968. ...
Robert C. 'Bob' Eberhard (05/26/09)
Robert C. "Bob" Eberhard, 88, of Kingsley, died Sunday evening, May 24, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 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...
Richard M. Recker (05/26/09)
Richard M. Recker, 61, of rural Brunsville, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Richard's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Janice Schuetz (05/26/09)
Janice Schuetz, 61, of Alton, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, of injuries resulting from a farm accident. Janice Schuetz was born March 29, 1948, at Le Mars, the daughter of LeRoy & Maxine (Kilker) Rolling. Janice was raised and educated in the Oyens and Remsen area. She attended St. Catherine Grade School and graduated from Remsen St. Mary High School in 1966. After high school Janice did domestic work in the Remsen area...
Robert Schumacher Sr. (05/26/09)
obert Schumacher Sr., 91, of Remsen, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Robert Schumacher Sr. was born Aug. 2, 1917, at Eldora, the son of Carl and Emma (Haack) Schumacher. Robert was raised and educated in the Remsen area and graduated from Remsen Public School. Then he continued his education at Cohn Electric Engineering in Chicago, Ill., where he met his wife Cecile Dal Cerro. They were married Dec. 27, 1938 in Chicago, Ill. Cecile died March 4, 1999...
Richard F. Cornish (05/21/09)
Richard Forest Cornish, 70, of Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Sioux City and a former Le Mars resident, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at Bakersfield Heart Hospital due to complications from an infection called Valley Fever. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today (Thursday) in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation was 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City...
Norbert Goergen (05/21/09)
Norbert Goergen, 94, of Granville died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at a San Diego, Calif., hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton, with the Rev. Richard Ball and Monsignor Kenneth Seifried officiating. ...
Keith Dise (05/20/09)
Keith Dise, 52, of Hutchinson, Kan., and a former Le Mars resident, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Heartland Haven in Inman, Kan. Keith Dise was born Nov. 1, 1956, in Albert Lea, Minn., the son of Dale and Mary Dise. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1975...
Annette Celeste 'Toni' Flannery (05/20/09)
Annette Celeste "Toni" Flannery, 82, of Hinton, died Saturday, May 17, 2009, in a Sioux City nursing home. Toni was born Aug. 28, 1926, at Sibley, the daughter of E.H. and Idella (Walton) Koopman. She was raised in Sibley and graduated from Sibley High School in 1944. She graduated from U.S.D. in 1950. After graduation, she moved to Des Moines where she went to work for Younkers Department Store as a commercial artist...
Rev. George L. Jennings (05/20/09)
The Rev. George J. Jennings, 95, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. George James Jennings was born Jan. 7, 1914, in Le Mars, the son of William and Charlotte (Cocks) Jennings. Much of his childhood was spent with his uncle and aunt Le Roy and Mable Jennings. George and Mary June Kern were united in marriage Jan. 1, 1936...
Clifford Jurgensen (05/20/09)
Clifford "Gene" Jurgensen, 72, of Sioux City, and former Akron and Le Mars area resident, went home to be with his Savior Monday, May 18, 2009, at his residence after a long courageous battle with cancer and COPD. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church, with the Rev. ...
Sylvia Schultz (05/20/09)
Sylvia Schultz, 92, formerly of Merrill, began her heavenly celebration Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Naomi, in Cape Coral, Fla. Sylvia Johanna Dorothy (Aronson) Schultz was born April 19, 1917, at the home of Andrew and Elsa (Blomberg) Aronson, Albert City. ...
Florence A. Utech (05/20/09)
Florence A. Utech, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Florence Anna Renken was born Jan. 25, 1916, on the family farm in Grant Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Brabander) Renken. She was baptized Feb. 13, 1916, and confirmed in 1931 at Christ Lutheran Church. Florence attended school in Grant Township...
Dorothy L. Berens (05/19/09)
Dorothy L. Berens, 84, of Kingsley, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Mark J. Stoll will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery...
Rev. George J. Jennings (05/19/09)
The Rev. George J. Jennings, 95, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting George's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Darrel A. Follis (05/18/09)
Sylvia Schultz (05/19/09)
Sylvia Schultz, 92, formerly of Merrill, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the home of her daughter, Naomi, in Cape Coral, Fla. Funeral services will be 11a.m. Friday, May 22, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Phil Goss officiating. ...
Florence A. Utech (05/19/09)
Florence A. Utech, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. ...
Dorothy L. Berens (05/18/09)
Dorothy L. Berens, 84, of Kingsley, died Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Dorothy's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Lorn R. Harrison (05/18/09)
Lorn R. Harrison, 71, of Braunfels, Germany, formerly of Washta, Iowa, died Saturday, May 16, 2009, in Wetzlar, Germany following a courageous battle with cancer. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Lorn's family with funeral arrangements...
Sylvia Schultz (05/18/09)
Sylvia Schultz, 92, of Merrill, died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Cape Coral, Fla. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Florence A. Utech (05/18/09)
Florence A. Utech, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Florence's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Jeanette C. Reichenbach (05/18/09)
Jeanette C. (Fischer) Reichenbach, 55, of Sioux City, and a Le Mars native, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital. Memorial services will be 6 p.m. today (Friday) at Waterbury Funeral Service in Sergeant Bluff. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home...
Gerald D. Plueger (05/14/09)
Gerald D. Plueger, 66, of Weldon, Calif., went to be with his Lord on April 16, 2009 in California. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Brunsville, with the Rev. Jerry Crow officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilken American Legion Post #724 of Brunsville will be at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars...
Gerald D. Plueger (05/13/09)
Gerald D. Plueger, 66, of Weldon, Calif., went to be with his Lord on April 16, 2009 in California. Gerald Dean Plueger was born Dec. 13, 1942, at Akron, the son of Charlie and Lucille (Jeffers) Plueger. He graduated from Le Mars Central High School with the Class of 1961. ...
Gene Harbeck (05/12/09)
Gene Harbeck, 75, of Sioux City, and a Westfield area native, died of congestive heart failure Sunday, May 10, 2009, in the Hospice wing at Indian Hills Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Church of the Nativity in Sioux City with the Rev. ...
William H. Seggerman (05/12/09)
William H. Seggerman, 81, formerly of Marcus, died Nov. 2, 2008, in Marshalltown. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Cherokee. The Rev. James Gruber of Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus will officiate. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus...
Wayne A. Snell (05/12/09)
Wayne Aubrey Snell, 70, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and formerly of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Sanford Health USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Wayne was born June 9, 1938 in Montrose, Ark., the son of Lum and Ozell (Woods) Snell. He was united in marriage to JoAnn Wredt on July 17, 1960 in Omaha, Neb...
Lewine Thompson (05/12/09)
Lewine Thompson, 87, of Remsen, died Monday, May 11, 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. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Friday at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a rosary at 3 p.m. by the Christian Women's Guild and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the funeral home...
Jim 'Dink' Warren (05/11/09)
Jim "Dink" Warren, 71, of Akron, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. James L. Warren was born Oct. 11, 1937, in Akron, the son of Miles and Rita (McGraw) Warren. Jim attended school in Akron. He worked with a traveling carnival for more than 20 years. Later, he settled in St. Cloud, Minn., where he worked at a packinghouse...
Lois M. Stoffel (05/08/09)
Lois M. Stoffel, 76, of Le Mars, died Wednesday May 6, 2009 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a brief illness. She was a resident at Plymouth Manor for one month. Lois Mae Stoffel was born June 13, 1932, in Le Mars, the daughter of Alex and Mary (Neubrand) Stoffel. ...
Jim 'Dink' Warren (05/08/09)
Jim "Dink" Warren, 71, of Akron, Friday, May 8, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. 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...
Lloyd F. Gronemeyer (05/07/09)
Lloyd F. Gronemeyer, 81, of Milford, a former longtime Cherokee resident and Akron area native, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at his residence. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the Rev. Ethan D. Sayler officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family present 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent online to www.boothbyfuneral.com...
Lois M. Stoffel (05/07/09)
Lois M. Stoffel, 76, of Le Mars, died Wednesday May 6, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery in Oyens...
Arlene Blom (05/06/09)
Arlene Blom, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arlene Alvinia Frerichs was born Nov. 15, 1921, on the family farm East of Akron, in Preston Township, the daughter of Ernest and Minnie (Meinen) Frerichs. Arlene was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township. She attended country school near her home in Preston Township...
Wilbur Hasenbank (05/06/09)
Wilbur Hasenbank, 70, of Westfield, died Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday, with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church. The Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron is in charge of arrangements...
Ronald A. 'Ron' Loutsch (05/06/09)
Ronald A. "Ron" Loutsch, 77, of rural Westfield, died Monday, May 4, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Ronald Andrew Loutsch was born July 13, 1931, on the family farm near Oyens, the son of Emil and Rose (Hunt) Loutsch. He attended grade school at St. ...
Arlene H. Johnson (05/05/09)
Arlene Blom (05/05/09)
Arlene Blom, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, with the Rev. Steven Stoll officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. ...
Ronald A. Loutsch (05/05/09)
Ronald A. Loutsch, 77, of rural Westfield, died Monday, May 4, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Monsignor Richard Zenk will celebrate. Burial will follow in St. ...
Frances Mulder (05/05/09)
Frances (Ten Napel) Mulder, 86, of Ireton, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Reformed Church in Ireton, with the Rev. Douglas Van Aartsen officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon today (Tuesday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Arlene Blom (05/04/09)
Arlene Blom, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Marvin L. Ebert (05/04/09)
Marvin L. Ebert, 78, of Marcus, died Friday morning, May 1, 2009, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Monday) at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus with the Rev. James L. Gruber officiating. Interment was in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery in Marcus with military respects provided by the F.I. Goodburn Post #517...
Rita M. Harms (05/04/09)
Rita M. Harms, 87, of Le Mars, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Rita Marcella Harms was born Jan. 31, 1922 in rural Le Mars, Iowa, the daughter of Aloysius and Katherine (Bender) Huckle. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. Rita attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars, graduating in 1940. Prior to her marriage she cared for her father after her mother passed away at a young age...
Gerald A. Juffer (05/04/09)
Gerald A. Juffer, 85, of Sioux Center, formerly of Ireton, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Christian Reformed Church in Ireton with the Rev. Norlyn Van Beek officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton with military rites. Visitation will begin at noon tody (Monday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Ireton...
Dorothy Sorensen (05/04/09)
Dorothy Ann (Halweg) Sorensen, 75, of Lawton, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dorothy was born Aug. 20, 1933, the daughter of Louis and Tena (Kruse) Halweg on the family farm near Merrill. Dorothy graduated from Le Mars Central High School with the class of 1951 and went to join her sister Darlene to share an apartment and work in Sioux City. ...
Leo Woll (05/04/09)
Leo Woll, 85, of Merrill, died Thursday, April 30, 2009 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Leo Eugene Woll was born May 2, 1923, on the family farm in Johnson Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa the son of Cleo Woll. Leo was baptized into the Catholic faith at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ellendale. He attended country school near his home in Johnson Township...
Leo Woll (05/01/09)
Leo Woll, 85, of Merrill, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in 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...