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Obituaries from September 2009

Edward 'Red' Bergin Jr. (09/30/09)
Edward "Red" Bergin Jr., 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Thomas H. Klein (09/30/09)
Thomas H. Klein, 65, of Granville, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 27, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A celebration of Tom's life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at The Dugout in Granville. Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com...
Paul Krohn (09/30/09)
Paul Krohn, 73, of Akron, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Monsignor Richard Zenk will celebrate. Visitation with the family present will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Daker C. McQueen (09/30/09)
Daker C. McQueen, 82, of Pierson, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville. Pastor Bert Burwell A.i.M. will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson. ...
Carol Zimmerman (09/30/09)
Carol Zimmerman, 87, of Waterville, Minn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waterville. A graveside service will be held at the Stanton Township Cemetery, rural Merrill, at 12:15 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. George Gilmour officiating. Funeral procession will leave Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home at noon. In the case of inclement weather, the funeral will take place at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, Le Mars...
Elizabeth Vest (09/29/09)
Elizabeth (Weidaman) Vest, 101, of Norfolk, Neb., and formerly of Westfield, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at St. Joseph Rehab and Care Center in Norfolk, Neb. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Westfield Congregational Church in Westfield. ...
Peter F. Jonas Jr. (09/29/09)
Peter F. Jonas Jr., 83, of Remsen, died Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, at his home in Remsen, following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Pete was born April 15, 1926, at Alton, the son of Peter F. and Eva (Diedrich) Jonas. He was raised in the Alton area and graduated from St. ...
Edward 'Red' Bergin (09/29/09)
Edward "Red" Bergin Jr., 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Red's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Carol Zimmerman (09/28/09)
Carol Zimmerman, 87, of Waterville, Minn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Center in Waterville. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Carol's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Everald Steffen (09/28/09)
Everald Steffen, 85, of Remsen, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS in Remsen with the Rev. Dennis Martens officiating. Burial will follow at the Remsen Community Cemetery. Friends may call anytime from 8:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS in Remsen...
Virginia L. Myers (09/28/09)
Virginia L. Myers, 91, of Kingsley, died early Friday morning, Sept. 25, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingsley Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Robert Blair officiating. Interment will be in the Kingsley City Cemetery...
Cardula A. Mohning (09/28/09)
Cardula A. Mohning, 75, of Pinetop, Ariz., and a former resident of Kingsley, died July 20, 2009, in Pinetop, Ariz., after a lenghty illness with renal failure. The former Cardula A. Murrapy was born Nov. 13, 1933, the daughter of Cal and Bridget Murray of Kingsley. She graduated from Kingsley High School and married Ray Mohning of Le Mars...
Anna Marra (09/28/09)
Anna Marra, 87, of Rock Rapids, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at the Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids. Anna Katherina Alvina Marra was born March 11, 1922, in Hull, the daughter of Gerrit and Hermina (Van Oort) Bomgaars. She was raised on a farm in Sioux County near Matlock. She attended school at Matlock...
Leonard W. Dunn (09/28/09)
Leonard W. Dunn, 66, of rural Sioux City, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, as a result of a tractor accident in southern Plymouth County. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at the church...
Jim Buryanek (09/28/09)
Jim Buryanek, 77, of rural Westfield, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. James Thomas Buryanek was born March 27, 1932, on the family farm near Westfield, the son of Adolph and Bessie (Kohout) Buryanek. Jim attended school in Westfield and graduated from Westfield High School in 1950. ...
Betty J. Bruns (09/25/09)
Betty J. Bruns, 80, of West St. Paul, Minn., and a Craig area native, died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, in St. Paul. Betty was born Nov. 22, 1928, on her parents' farm near the small town of Craig, to Leland and Anna Fett, both 18 years of age. Betty Joyce was their only child...
Jim Buryanek (09/25/09)
Jim Buryanek, 77, of rural Westfield, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the Westfield Cemetery in Westfield...
Katherine L. Stream (09/24/09)
Katherine L. Stream, 19, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 from complications of a heart defect at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A., Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens. Visitations with the family present will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Laura Schreiner (09/23/09)
Laura M. Schreiner, 71, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry, Mich., while on vacation. The former Laura Mae Vondrak was born Aug. 23, 1938, in Hinton, the daughter of William and Sophie (Meyer) Vondrak. Laura grew up on a farm near Hinton and graduated in 1956 from Hinton High School...
Katherine L. Stream (09/23/09)
Katherine L. Stream, 19, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 from complications of a heart defect at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Katherine Lynn Stream was born March 6, 1990, at Le Mars, the daughter of Ricky and Susan (Scott) Stream. Katherine was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Marilyn June Zediker (09/23/09)
Marilyn June Zediker, 80, of Sioux City, and formerly of Merrill, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, surrounded by her loving family. Abiding by her wishes, cremation will take place and graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Michael Erpelding officiating. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel has assisted the family with arrangements...
Leah Schinkel (09/22/09)
Leah Schinkel of Carroll, and a former Le Mars resident, died and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, at Sunnybrook of Carroll in Carroll. She was 80 years, 8 months and 10 days of age. Leah, the daughter of Daniel and Lydia (Oelke) Siewert, was born at home on the farm near Torrington, Alberta, Canada, Jan. 9, 1929. She attended Kneehill country school...
Helen Hoffman (09/22/09)
Helen Hoffman, 98, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Embassy Rehab and Care Center in Sergeant Bluff. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. ...
Laura Schreiner (09/22/09)
Laura M. Schreiner, 71, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry, Mich., while on vacation. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen...
Edward Drake (09/21/09)
Edward Drake, 91, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Edward Eugene Drake was born Sept. 5, 1918, at Eldon, Iowa, the son of Edward F. and Lucy (Lepper) Drake McNerney. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Chatsworth...
LaFern Naef (09/21/09)
LaFern Naef, 97, of Le Mars, died peacefully Thursday morning, Sept. 17, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. LaFern Naef, the daughter of Jennie (Bowen) and Richard M. Rowland, was born in Kenneth, Minn., on April 14, 1912. She attended the Rock County Country School-District 56...
Katherine L. Stream (09/21/09)
Katherine L. Stream, 19, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, from pregnancy complications at Floyd Valley Hospital 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...
Janene A. Breugem (09/18/09)
Janene A. Breugem, 58, of Hawarden died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today (Friday) with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family...
Edward Drake (09/18/09)
Edward Drake, 91, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, in the Floyd Valley Hospital at 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...
Helen Hoffman (09/18/09)
Helen Hoffman, 98, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at Embassy Rehab and Care Center in Sergeant Bluff. Helen Mae Doris Marbach was born April 16, 1911, in Ruble, the daughter of Henry and Maidie (Johnson) Marbach. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. ...
LaFern Naef (09/18/09)
LaFern Naef, 97, of Le Mars, died peacefully Thursday morning, Sept. 17, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, with Tim Vaughn and Dirk Henry officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars...
Wendell R. Begg (09/15/09)
Wendell Robert Begg, 84, of San Diego, Calif., died Monday, Sept, 7, 2009, following a lengthy battle with Picks Disease, with his family at his bedside. Wendell was born in Le Mars in 1925, one of six children. After graduating high school he served in the U.S. Army in New Guinea during World War II. After the war, he attended the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Illinois, where he was ordained as a minister in the Evangelical United Brethren Church, later the United Methodist Church...
Wendell R. Begg (09/14/09)
Wendell Robert Begg, 84, of San Diego, Calif., died Monday, Sept, 7, 2009, following a lengthy battle with Picks Disease, with his family at his bedside. Wendell was born in Le Mars in 1925, one of six children. After graduating high school he served in the U.S. Army in New Guinea during World War II. After the war, he attended the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Illinois, where he was ordained as a minister in the Evangelical United Brethren Church, later the United Methodist Church...
William R. 'Bud' Hanville (09/14/09)
William "Bud" R. Hanville, 38, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 7, 2009 at his home in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life will be 7 p.m. today (Monday) at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jason Larson of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 5 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home...
Helen Hoffman (09/14/09)
Helen Hoffman, 98, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Sept. 14, 2009, at Embassy Rehab and Care Center in Sergeant Bluff. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Helen's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Elizabeth 'Sis' Huls (09/14/09)
Elizabeth "Sis" Huls, 88, of Akron, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Elizabeth Cecelia Huls was born Nov. 10, 1920, on the family farm west of Merrill in Johnson Township, the daughter of John and Anna (Dondelinger) Orban. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. She attended country school near her home...
Bernice A. Johnson (09/14/09)
Bernice A. Johnson, 91, of Cherokee, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, in the Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center, following a brief illness. Bernice A. Johnson was born June 25, 1918, in Cherokee County, the daughter of Carl and Emma (Schmidt) Wiese. ...
James 'Jim' Niehus (09/14/09)
James "Jim" B. Niehus, 59, of Remsen, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Jim was born Nov. 6, 1949, at Le Mars, the son of LeRoy and Marcella (Reichling) Niehus. He was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at both St. Mary Catholic School and Remsen-Union Community School, graduating from Remsen-Union in 1967. On Nov. 22, 1968, he entered the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged July 1, 1972...
William R. Hanville (09/09/09)
William R. Hanville, 38, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 7, 2009. at his home 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...
Pastor Gary Donald Hunstad (09/09/09)
Pastor Gary Donald Hunstad, 59, of San Diego, Calif., died at his home under hospice care Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, after a lengthy illness. Gary Hunstad was born in Aberdeen, S.D., Jan. 12, 1950, the son of Donald and Odell Hunstad. Gary was baptized at Scandinavia Lutheran Church, Aberdeen. ...
Virginia Schulz (09/09/09)
Virginia Schulz, 81, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Good Samaritan Village-Le Mars. Virginia Viola Schulz was born Jan. 27, 1928, near Le Mars, the daughter of Otto and Olive (Peters) Sanow. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Virginia attended high school in Le Mars...
Leo M. Haverkamp (09/08/09)
Leo Martin Haverkamp, 98, formerly of Fort Dodge and Remsen, died Thursday Sept. 3, 2009, at Grace Home in Graceville, Minn. Leo was the eighth of 10 children born to Frank and Katherine (Berks) Haverkamp. Leo was born Sept. 18, 1910, on the family farm south of Remsen, which he purchased in 1948. On Jan. 15, 1935 he married Mary T. Freking of Le Mars...
Virginia V. Schulz (09/08/09)
Virginia V. Schulz, 81, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. Burial will follow at St. ...
Hazel M. Popma (09/04/09)
Hazel Marlene Popma, 94, of Pipestone, Minn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at Good Samaritan Village in Pipestone. Hazel Marlene Popma was born to John and Sophie (Klave) Van Whye on Aug. 2, 1915, on a farm near Hawarden. When she was 2 years old, she moved with her family to a farm across the section where she was raised. ...
Herman Kempema (09/04/09)
Herman Kempema, 93, of Rock Valley, died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at Whispering Heights. Herman Kempema was born Nov. 19, 1915, at Rock Valley, son of Riemer and Hermina (Vedders) Kempema. Herman married Henrietta Van Maanen April 28, 1943, on the family farm...