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Obituaries from July 2009

Dorothy Brandstetter (07/31/09)
Dorothy Brandstetter, 94, of Wayne, Neb., died Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The former Dorothy Irene Dempster was born March 12, 1915, on her parents' farm near Neligh, Neb., the daughter of William Dempster and Lulu Pollock Dempster...
Elizabeth Anne McVicker (07/30/09)
Elizabeth Anne McVicker of Brussels, Belgium died unexpectedly on Monday July 27, 2009 in Le Mars at the age of 19. A private family Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday July 30, 2009 at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Elizabeth was born November 8, 1989 in Mons, Belgium, the daughter of Mark and Donna (Gaul) McVicker. ...
Minnie Borchers (07/29/09)
Minnie Borchers, 90, of Akron, died Sunday, July 26, 2009, in the Cottage Center at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Minnie Louise Borchers was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Akron, the daughter of John and Louise (Milbrodt) Koch. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. She attended country school in Preston Township, rural Akron...
Elizabeth Anne McVicker (07/29/09)
Elizabeth Anne McVicker of Brussels, Belgium died unexpectedly Monday July 27, 2009 in Le Mars at the age of 19. Elizabeth was born Nov. 8, 1989, in Mons, Belgium, the daughter of Mark and Donna (Gaul) McVicker. She grew up in Brussels, Belgium and graduated from Brussels American School where she excelled both academically and athletically. She was attending the University of Iowa and had recently completed her freshman year where she was studying French...
Glennes M. Deiterman (07/29/09)
Glennes M. Deiterman, 83, of Merrill, died Monday, July 27, 2009 at her home. Glennes Marian Harms was born April 21, 1926, at her grandparents home at Akron, the daughter of John and Alma (Witt) Harms. She attended country school in Grant Township, rural Le Mars. As a young woman, Glennes worked Aalf's Manufacturing in Le Mars...
Dr. Delmer DeBoer (07/29/09)
Dr. Delmer DeBoer, 76, of Franklin, Tenn., and a former Plymouth County resident, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009. He was Professor Emeritus of Belmont University math department and former president of the Middle Tennessee Math Teachers Association. He was a 1949 graduate of Le Mars High School...
Donald W. Ellensohn (07/29/09)
Donald William Ellensohn, 76, a lifelong Le Mars resident, died suddenly Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at his home in Le Mars. Don was born April 13, 1933 in Le Mars, the son of Eugene and Mary C. (Burkard) Ellensohn. He grew up in Le Mars and graduated from St. ...
Glennes M. Dieterman (07/28/09)
Glennes M. Dieterman, 83, of Merrill, died Monday, July 27, 2009 at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. Peter Boe of St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Merrill, officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Merrill. ...
Patrick W. Holton, Sr. (07/28/09)
Patrick (Pat) William Holton, Sr., 60, of Le Mars, died peacefully at home Saturday, July 25, 2009, amongst the love and comfort of his family. On June 8, Pat was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, facing the challenges of his illness with grace and dignity...
Longtime T&I teacher Norm Lang dies at 75 (07/28/09)
Norman "Norm" Lang, 75, longtime Le Mars educator, died Saturday, July 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Norman Darrell Lang was born July 27, 1933, at Le Mars, the son of Clarence and Margret (Schwiesow) Lang. Norm was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Minnie Borchers (07/27/09)
Minnie Borchers, 90, of Akron, died Sunday, July 26, 2009 at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. 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...
Marla Jean Boyer (07/27/09)
Marla Jean Boyer, 58, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 26, 2009, at her home in Le Mars. The former Marla Jean Schilmoeller was born May 14, 1951, in Granville, the daughter of Alphonse and Helen (Kellen) Schilmoeller. She grew up in Granville and graduated from Spalding Catholic High School in 1969. ...
Patrick W. Holton, Sr. (07/27/09)
Patrick (Pat) William Holton, Sr., 60, of Le Mars, died peacefully at home Saturday, July 25, 2009, amongst the love and comfort of his family. On June 8, Pat was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, facing the challenges of his illness with grace and dignity...
Rita Kolbeck (07/27/09)
Rita J. (Harpenau) Kolbeck, 93, joined the Lord on July 26, 2009. She was comforted to the end by her family and her fervent belief in her faith. With the help of family, friends and, Hospice of Siouxland she courageously faced her battle with cancer...
Norman 'Norm' Lang (07/27/09)
Norman "Norm" Lang, 75, of Le Mars, longtime Le Mars educator, died Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. ...
Lorraine E. Woodall (07/27/09)
Lorraine E. Woodall, 87, of Marcus, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at her home in Marcus. Lorraine Woodall was born Nov. 13, 1921, at the home of her grandfather, George Doty, in Le Mars. She was the daughter of Frank C. and Violet (Doty) Carley. The family moved to Marcus in 1928...
Raymond C. Yelinek (07/27/09)
Raymond C. Yelinek, 90 of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Saturday July 25, 2009, at the Sanford Medical Center in in Sioux Falls. Grateful for having shared his life are his son Steven Yelinek of Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 5 to 6 p.m. today (Monday) at Miller Funeral Home, 13th & Main in Sioux Falls...
Shirley Keigan (07/24/09)
Shirley Ann (Rierson) Keigan, 77, of State Center, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Shirley Ann Rierson was born July 30, 1931, to Selmar and Alice (Wells) Rierson of Fort Dodge. She grew up in Fort Dodge and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High School in 1949. On Oct. 19, 1952, she married Kenneth C. Keigan in Webster City...
Dwayne H. Ramert (07/24/09)
Dwayne H. Ramert, 78, of Lake Benton, Minn., and a former Le Mars and Craig resident, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at Tyler Health Care Center in Lake Benton, Minn. Dwayne H. Ramert was born to Fredrick and Lucille (Deuel) Ramert on July 11, 1931, in New England, N.D. At a young age, he moved with his parents to Worthington, Minn. He received his education in Fulda, Minn. After completing the eighth grade, he worked on his family farm in Ruthton, Minn...
Lorraine Woodall (07/24/09)
Lorraine Woodall, 87, of Marcus, died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at her home in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus Lorraine Woodall, with the Rev. Gary McDonough officiating. Interment will be in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery, Marcus...
Avery Mae Durst (07/23/09)
Avery Mae Durst, infant child of Jason and Sherri Durst, of Byron, Minn., died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., Sunday, July 19, 2009. Avery Mae was born July 18, 2009, to Jason and Sherri (Klohs) Durst in Rochester, Minn. Avery is survived by her parents, Jason and Sherri of Byron, Minn.; two brothers, James and Evan of Byron; maternal grandparents, William and Connie Klohs of Le Mars; maternal great-grandparents, Darvin and Jane Petersen of Le Mars, Mildred Wagner of Omaha, Neb., and JoAnne Klohs of Le Mars; paternal grandparent, Connie Durst of Chandler, Ariz.; paternal great-grandparent, Mardella Durst of Spencer; her aunts and uncles, Christopher (Kristi Owen) Klohs of Mission, Kan., Mindi Klohs of Le Mars, Chad Durst of Chandler, Ariz., and Ryan (Jill Baker) Durst of Chandler, Ariz.. ...
Michele R. Feauto (07/23/09)
Michele Rene "Shelly" Feauto, 53, of Akron, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center following a long battle with liver disease. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg, with the Rev. ...
Elmer F. Reinholdt (07/23/09)
Elmer F. Reinholdt, 86, of Marcus, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at Methodist Manor in Storm Lake. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Gary McDonough will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus - Amherst Cemetery. ...
Sister Elizabeth Ann Ryan (07/22/09)
Sister Elizabeth Ann Ryan, 91, of Dubuque, departed this life July 16, 2009, in the 71st year of her religious life. Gentle and unassuming in manner Sr. Elizabeth was a woman of many talents and interests. Born April 7, 1918 in Le Mars, and christened with the name Esther. ...
Wendell P. Parry (07/21/09)
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Wendell Paul Parry, 85, of Fountain Valley, Calif., was called to be with the Lord on Friday July 17, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Wendell Paul Parry the son of James Paul and Rosa (Treptow) Parry was born March 3, 1924, in Le Mars...
Stanley Clasen (07/17/09)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Stanley Max Clasen, who was raised on a farm in Le Mars, died June 12, 2009, in Washington, D.C. of aortic stenosis and kidney failure. He was 92 years old. An electrical engineer, whose division spent more time on the battlefields of Europe and Africa than any other during World War II, Mr. Clasen was a ham radio operator (Call letters: WA3LKF) and lifelong tinkerer...
Violet Helmrichs (07/17/09)
Violet Helmrichs, 81, of rural Ireton, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron. The Rev. Sarah Nye will officiate. ...
Betty Spafford (07/17/09)
LAKE CITY -- Betty Spafford, 79, died Wednesday, July 15, 2009. at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. Betty Lou Green was born Dec.20, 1929, at Lake City, the daughter of Loyd and Ruth (Eveleth) Green. She graduated from Lake City High School, and in 1959 she was married to Daniel Spafford...
Violet Helmrichs (07/16/09)
Violet Helmrichs, 81, of rural Ireton, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Violet Fern Helmrichs was born May 13, 1928, on the family farm near Akron, the daughter of Jesse H. and Lorena (Witt) Kallsen. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. ...
Marvin Meis (07/16/09)
Marvin Meis, 66, of Oyens, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Marvin Meis was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Le Mars, the son of Arthur and Christine (Plendl) Meis. Marvin was raised in the Oyens area. He attended school at both St. Catherine Grade School in Oyens and also St. Mary High School in Remsen, graduating in 1961. After school Marvin started farming...
Barbara Jean McNutt (07/15/09)
Barbara Jean Harms Stough McNutt, 63 of Brandon, S.D., died suddenly Sunday July 12, 2009. Barbara Harms, daughter of Harvey and Mildred (Winchester) Harms, was born July 5, 1946, in Le Mars. She grew up there, received her education, and was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Marvin Meis (07/15/09)
Marvin Meis, 66, of Oyens, died Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will be in St. Catherine Cemetery in Oyens. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Thursday. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at The Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
Dorothy M. Schieuer (07/15/09)
Dorothy M. Schieuer, 88, formerly of Kingsley, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Sunrise Manor Retirement Community in Sioux City. Dorothy was born March 2, 1921, in rural Moville, the son of Otto and Hannah (Byers) Petersen. She attended Moville High School, graduating in 1939...
Clarence M. Ricke (07/13/09)
Clarence M. Ricke, 82, of Remsen, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Clarence M. Ricke was born July 12, 1926, at rural Granville, the son of Henry and Mary (Wildschutz) Ricke. Clarence received his education at a country school in Granville. He served in the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1947 in Germany in the 78th Infantry Division...
Harold Buss (07/13/09)
Harold Buss, 88, of Le Mars, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars with the Rev. Jan Christensen officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241. ...
Hilda W. Harms (07/10/09)
Hilda W. Harms, 97, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Hilda Wilhelmina Harms was born Oct. 18, 1911, in Washington Township, Plymouth County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John J. and Katharina (Rewerts) Harms. Hilda was baptized Nov. 10, 1911 and confirmed April 1, 1928, at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. She attended country school near her home...
Lucille Pedersen (07/10/09)
Lucille Pedersen, 94, of Hinton, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at Sunrise Manor Retirement Community in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Lucille's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions may be directed though www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Hilda Harms (07/09/09)
Hilda W. Harms, 97, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. The Rev. Dan Gerrietts will officiate. Burial will follow at Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church...
Hilda W. Harms (07/08/09)
Hilda W. Harms, 97, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at The Abbey of Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Hilda's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
John W. Maass (07/08/09)
John William Maass, 46, of Ventura, Calif., and formerly of Remsen, departed to be with his Lord and Savior in Heaven on Sunday, May 10, 2009. John courageously battled colon cancer for the past two years, and passed away peacefully with his family by his side...
Marge Molzen (07/07/09)
Marge Molzen, 81, of rural Akron, died Sunday, July 5, 2009 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Marge Molzen was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Hawarden, the daughter of Peter Lyle and Ruth (Rifenbark) Thompson. She graduated from Hawarden High School in 1945. She worked as a bookkeeper for Rex Truesdell gas station and trucking prior to her marriage to Glenn A. Molzen Jan. 21, 1954, in Hawarden. They lived on the Molzen family farm east of Akron. Glenn died Nov. 16, 1998...
Doyle D. Nielsen (07/07/09)
Doyle D. Nielsen, 84, of Le Mars, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Doyle Donavon Nielsen was born Jan. 21, 1925, at Maskell, Neb., to Raymond and Gladys (Orr) Nielsen. Doyle graduated from high school in Nebraska. He served his country during World War II in the United States Navy, entering on June 30, 1943. ...
Ellsworth 'Doc' Swalve (07/07/09)
Ellsworth "Doc" Swalve, 83, of Oyens, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, in Le Mars, following a lengthy illness. Ellsworth John Swalve was born Sept. 17, 1925, on the farm near Ledyard, the son of Otto and Elsie (Sleeper) Swalve. ...
Douglas N. Gaul (07/06/09)
Dr. Delmer DeBoer (07/06/09)
Dr. Delmer DeBoer, 76, of Franklin, Tenn., and a former Plymouth County resident, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009. He was Professor Emeritus of Belmont University math department and former president of the Middle Tennessee Math Teachers Association. He was a 1949 graduate of Le Mars High School...
Eileen Haralson (07/06/09)
Eileen L. Haralson, 86, of Merrill, died Friday, July 3, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Eileen Lauretta Kelley was born Oct. 28, 1922, at Sioux City, the daughter of Joseph and Ina (Sheets) Kelley. Eileen was raised in Sioux City and attended and graduated from East High School in 1940. Following high school, Eileen received her teaching certificate and taught country school for a short time. She later attended and graduated from Sioux City Barber College...
Doyle D. Nielsen (07/06/09)
Doyle D. Nielsen, 84, of Le Mars, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Ellsworth 'Doc' Swalve (07/06/09)
Ellsworth "Doc" Swalve, 83, of Oyens, died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Rev. Joseph J. Dunne (07/02/09)
The Rev. Joseph J. Dunne, 83, of Marcus, died Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Joseph James Dunne was born April 4, 1926 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Joseph P. and Catherine (O'Malley) Dunne. He attended elementary and high school in Chicago. ...
Janice Hammerstrom (07/01/09)
Jan Hammerstrom, 67, of Los Alamitos, Calif., died in the early morning hours of June 20, 2009, in Los Alamitos, after a lengthy and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and scleroderma. The former Janice Elaine Juffer was born July 6, 1941, Le Mars, the daughter of Herman and Mina Juffer. ...
Dr. Daniel C. Bowman (07/01/09)
Dr. Daniel Carson Bowman, 70, of Independence, Mo., a former school administrator in Iowa died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the Lexington Care Center in Lexington following a brief illness. Dr. Bowman was born Nov. 27, 1938, in Rockingham, Mo., to Gene and Hazel (Falls) Bowman. He graduated from Stet High School at Stet, Mo. and went on to earn several degrees of higher education, including his doctorate of education degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1977...