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Obituaries from August 2009

Viola Berding (08/31/09)
Viola Berding, 95, of Le Mars and formerly of Remsen, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars Viola Berding was born June 14, 1914, at Quimby, the daughter of Adolph and Kate (Rochau) Groepper. At an early age, Viola moved with her family to the Remsen area where she received her education in the rural school system...
Lorena Gabel (08/31/09)
Lorena Gabel, 92, of Akron, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Lorena Frieda Gabel was born June 9, 1917, on the family farm near Akron, the daughter of John and Louisa (Milbrodt) Koch. She was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Dolores B. Gerdes (08/31/09)
Dolores Gerdes, age 83, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, following an accident while she and Ken were on their way to Denver, Colo. Dolores was born Nov. 20, 1925, the daughter of Anthon and Cecilia (Fix) Bedel of Wall Lake, Iowa. She attended country school and graduated from Wall Lake High School. After graduation, she chose to stay on her parents' farm and care for them...
Ronald 'Ron' Klingbeil (08/31/09)
Ronald C. "Ron" Klingbeil, 72, of rural Marcus, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Cleghorn Christian Church in Cleghorn with Robert Blair presiding. Interment will be in the Grand Meadows Cemetery...
Dorothy E. Meister (08/31/09)
Dorothy E. (Woodall) Meister, 88, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy Eileen Meister, the daughter of Ida (Johnson) and Thomas J. Woodall, was born Dec. 30, 1920, on her family farm south of Fielding. She graduated from Grand Meadow Consolidated School, among the class of 1938...
Patrick T. Weber (08/31/09)
Patrick T. Weber, 45, of Le Mars, and formerly of Eau Claire, Wis., died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at The Abbey of Le Mars following a lengthy illness. Patrick Thomas Weber was born Aug. 30, 1963, in Sioux City, the son of Wayne and Beverly (Bainbridge) Weber. He was baptized and confirmed at First United Methodist Church in Le Mars. Patrick attended Le Mars Community Schools, graduating from high school in 1982...
Dolores Gerdes (08/28/09)
Dolores B. Gerdes, 83, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at a Hospital in Kearney, Neb., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on I-80 east of Cozad, Neb. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 1, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Raymond Hazel (08/28/09)
Raymond Hazel, 61, formerly of Le Mars, Sac City, and Sioux Rapids, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake. A graveside service at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars will be held at a later date. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Raymond's family with funeral arrangements...
Richard D. 'Dick' Rolfs (08/28/09)
Richard D. "Dick" Rolfs Sr, 88, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at his home following a lengthy illness. Richard David Rolfs was born May 23, 1921, at Sioux City, the son of Thomas and Edith (Beard) Rolfs. He graduated from Lawton High School and then moved to Phoenix, Ariz., for a brief time...
Cardula A. Mohning (08/27/09)
Cardula A. Mohning, a former resident of Kingsley, died July 20, 2009, at the home of her daughter in Lakeside, Ariz., surrounded by family members. She had suffered from renal kidney failure. A memorial service is being planned for September in Kingsley. Cremation ashes will be placed at St. Michael's Cemetery in Kingsley...
MIldred C. Kounkel (08/24/09)
Mildred C. Kounkel, 89, of rural Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mildred Cecelia Kounkel was born Sept. 24, 1919, on the family farm in Oto Township, rural Woodbury County, Iowa, the daughter of Marius "Mark" and Anna (Dose) Andersen. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Climbing Hill. She attended country school near Oto, and graduated from Oto Public School in 1937...
Raymond Hazel (08/24/09)
Raymond Hazel, 61, formerly of Le Mars and Sac City, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Buena Vista Manor in Storm Lake. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Raymond's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
David Henrich (08/24/09)
David Henrich, 58, of Maurice, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Sanford University of South Dakota Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Memorial services will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Reformed Church in Maurice. Interment will be prior to services in Sherman Township Cemetery near Maurice. There will be a prayer service at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City, Iowa. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Christophor Alan Wiersma (Sanow) (08/24/09)
Christophor Alan Wiersma (Sanow), 35, a former Le Mars area resident, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009, in Washington state. Chris had attended Le Mars Community High School and moved to Washington about 10 years ago. Chris enjoyed fishing, swimming, camping, cooking and laughing. He touched many lives...
Dolores Gerdes (08/18/09)
Beverly M. 'Bev' Jurgenson (08/17/09)
Beverly M. "Bev" (Varenhorst) Jurgenson, 77, of Sioux City, and a Craig area native, went to be with Jesus Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at her residence with her family by her side. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Lutheran Church, with the Rev. James Travis officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel...
Beverly Sams-Neary (08/14/09)
Beverly Sams-Neary, 59, of Omaha, Neb., died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at her home. Beverly was born Sept. 7, 1949, the daughter of Everett Sams and Rosemary (Van Voorst) Sams. Beverly grew up in Le Mars and later moved to Omaha, Neb., where she married Robert Neary...
Marjorie Nanninga/King (08/12/09)
Marjorie Nanninga/King, 98, formerly of Le Mars and Cherokee, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at the Tompkins Memorial Health Center in Fort Dodge. Marjorie graduated from Le Mars High School and was a life long member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Fred Eiesland (08/11/09)
Fred Eiesland, 56, of Brainerd, Minn., died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Fred was born Jan. 14, 1953, at Canton, S.D., the son of Aaron and Alice Eiesland. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1971. He attended Westmar College in Le Mars, graduating in 1975...
Thomas 'Tom' Garvin (08/11/09)
Thomas N. "Tom" Garvin, 67, of Marcus, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at the Walsh Family Village in Sioux Falls, S.D., following a courageous battle with cancer. A Scriptural prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursda, at the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus, with the Rev. Eugene Murray officiating. Cremation will follow the service and a private inurnment will be held at a later date in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Marcus...
Merle Allen Mills (08/11/09)
Merle Allen Mills, 93, of Bella Vista, Ark., formerly of Kingsley, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at his home in Bella Vista. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bella Vista Community Church, with the Rev. Richard Lindman officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory...
Elizabeth 'Betty' Nitzschke (08/11/09)
Elizabeth "Betty" A. Nitzschke, 83 of Sioux City, formerly of Remsen, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Countryside Senior Living. Betty was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Yankton, S.D., the daughter of Adolph and Helen (Ulmer) Frasch. She graduated from Remsen High School with the Class of 1944 and continued her education at Morningside College for an additional year...
Kenneth 'Ken' Small (08/11/09)
Kenneth "Ken" Small, 90, of Akron, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City. Kenneth Avery Small was born Feb. 1, 1919, in Akron, Plymouth County, the son of Avery and Grace (Stinton) Small. He was baptized at First Baptist Church in Akron. He attended school at Sayles in Union County, S.D., and also in Akron. Following his education, he helped his father with his ice delivery business and later with his trucking business...
Thomas Garvin (08/10/09)
Thomas Garvin, 67, of Marcus, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at the Walsh Family Village in Sioux Falls, S.D. Arrangements are with the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus.
Paul W. Gray (08/07/09)
Former Le Mars resident Paul Gray died peacefully at his home in Rayville, Mo., July 26, 2009. Paul was born April 9, 1931 in Kanawha, Iowa, the son of George and Evelyn (Sheets) Gray. He is survived by loving wife Louise Wood; sons Michael (Denise) of Cameron, Mo., David (Deborah) of Woodbury, Minn.; daughters Diane (Geoffrey) Strong of Perth, Australia and Paula (Tom) Anderson of Lakeshore, Minn.; stepchildren Russ Wood, Kansas City, Kan., Randy (Deb) Wood, Ecelsior Springs, Mo., and Jacquetia (Dale) Werle, Orrick, Mo.. ...
Craig S. Walgenbach (08/07/09)
Craig Steven Walgenbach, 55, of Hospers, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009. Craig Steven Walgenbach was born Sept. 27, 1953, at Orange City, the son of Roland & Alida (Hess) Walgenbach. Craig was raised on the dairy farm in Hospers and graduated from Granville Spalding High School in 1971. He then worked at the Hospers Packing House until he took over the family farm...
Audrey M. Beelner (08/06/09)
Audrey Mae Beelner, 58, of Remsen, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at University of Iowa Hospital at Iowa City. Audrey Beelner was born Sept. 11, 1950, at Le Mars, the daughter of Louis and Doris (Arens) Wurth. Audrey was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. ...
Dorothy Kaiser (08/06/09)
Dorothy R. Kaiser, 95, of Archer, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon. Dorothy Rose (Crooks) Kaiser, the daughter of Alfred O. and Rosabell (Rowland) Crooks, was born on a farm near Primghar, July 8, 1914. After two years, she and her family moved to a farm east of Spirit Lake. Dorothy attended a country school and later graduated from Spirit Lake High School...
Audrey Beelner (08/05/09)
Audrey Beelner, 58, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at The University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church...
Dorothy Kaiser (08/05/09)
Dorothy Kaiser, 95, of Archer died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Archer United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Primghar. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Sanborn Funeral Home in Sanborn...
Leona M. Lill (08/04/09)
Leona M. Lill, 84, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Leona Matilda Lill was born Nov. 29, 1924, on the family farm near Charter Oak, the daughter of Henry and Augusta (Hintz) Ackelbein. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hanover Township, Charter Oak. She attended country school near their home...
Leona M. Lill (08/03/09)
Leona M. Lill, 84, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron. The Rev. Sarah Nye will officiate. Inurment will be at a later date in the church cemetery...