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Obituaries from October 2009

Lucille Ott (10/30/09)
Lucille Ott, 96, of Marcus, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. The Rev. Don Meyer and the Rev. Robert Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Cherokee. ...
Janet Birkley (10/28/09)
Janet Birkley, 72, of South Sioux City, Neb., and formerly of Westfield, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2009, at Regency Square Care Center in South Sioux City, Neb. Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. ...
Esther Beitelspacher (10/27/09)
Esther Beitelspacher, 94, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township, rural Le Mars, with the Rev. Dan Gerrietts officiating. ...
Esther Beitelspacher (10/26/09)
Esther Beitelspacher, 94, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, in the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Esther Lucia Susemihl was born Sept. 10, 1915, in the family home in Johnson Township, rural Plymouth County, the daughter of Fred and Emma (Buehre) Susemihl. ...
Garet Nigg (10/23/09)
Garet Nigg, 51, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Garet Craig Nigg was born July 17, 1958 in Glendale, Calif., the son of Craig and Ruth (Moller) Nigg. As a young child, the family moved to Thousand Oaks, Calif. ...
Monica Brynjulson (10/22/09)
Monica Brynjulson, 52, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Monica Sue Bauman was born June 15, 1957, at Mitchell, S.D., the daughter of Harvey and Marlyss (Sheely) Bauman. Monica attended elementary schools in Ringsted and Sheldon, Iowa. ...
Arlene Erichsen (10/22/09)
Arlene (Witt) Erichsen, 89, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Remsen with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Remsen Community Cemetery in Remsen. ...
Garet Nigg (10/22/09)
Garet Nigg, 51, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Mercy Medical Center at Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Rosemary 'Rosie' Sitzmann (10/22/09)
Rosemary "Rosie" Sitzmann, 83, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Rosemary was born July 29, 1926, in Le Mars to Joe and Rose (Langel) Rolfes. She attended St. Joseph's school in Le Mars. On Nov. 29, 1944, she was married to Virgil Sitzmann at Neptune Catholic Church. After being united in marriage, Virgil and Rosemary moved to a farm west of Kingsley where they lived until 1977, when they moved into Kingsley...
Monica Brynjulson (10/21/09)
Monica Brynjulson, 52, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Oct.19, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Visitations will be after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends after 5 p.m...
Anna Elizabeth 'Liz' Hartle (10/21/09)
Anna Elizabeth "Liz" Hartle, 84, of Marcus, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. at the Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus-Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Victor L. Baker (10/20/09)
Victor L. Baker, 92, of Kingsley, died early Monday morning, Oct. 19, 2009, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Private funeral services will be held Thursday at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley with Pastor Bert Burwell, A.i.M. of Salem Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be in the Fairfield Cemetery, rural Rock Branch, Iowa. Military respects will be provided by the Kingsley-Nash American Legion Post #140...
Monica Brynjulson (10/20/09)
Monica Brynjulson, 52, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. at 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...
Anna 'Liz' Hartle (10/20/09)
Anna Elizabeth "Liz" Hartle, 84, of Marcus, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus-Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Ruth Moore (10/20/09)
Ruth Moore, 82, of Akron, and formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. There will be no local services. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Massachussetts. The Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa is in charge of local arrangements...
Phyllis M. Stevens (10/20/09)
Phyllis Mae (Spies) Stevens, 86, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Congregational UCC in Kingsley, with the Rev. Robert Blair officiating. Burial will be in the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Rohde's Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Rachel Schnabel (10/19/09)
Rachel N. Schnabel, 90, of Apple Valley, Minn., formerly of Rosemount, Minn., and Le Mars, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. Rachel was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Alpena S.D. She was united in marriage to Gideon Schnabel Oct. 9 1935, in her parents home. The couple farmed near Montrose, S.D., for some years and then farmed near Cleghorn and Marcus in Iowa...
Richard Rolfs Jr. (10/19/09)
Richard Rolfs Jr., 64, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, while vacationing in the Dallas, Texas area. Richard Rolfs Jr. was born Sept. 3, 1945, in Sioux City, the son of Richard D. and Irene (Hanson) Rolfs. He graduated from Le Mars High School. ...
Melvin J. Klein (10/19/09)
Melvin "Jim" Klein, 90, of Remsen, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Jim was born Nov. 22, 1918, in rural Remsen, the son of Michael and Anna (Gehrens) Klein. He was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at both rural school and St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. After school he farmed with his father and was also a hired hand...
Donna L. Havener (10/19/09)
Donna L. Havener, 77, of Hinton, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at a Sioux City hospital following a brief illness. Donna L. Havener was born Nov. 2, 1931, in Odebolt, the daughter of Francis and Hilda (Wilken) Havener. Donna graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1950 and from Wayne State Teachers College. She taught school for three years...
Anna 'Liz' Hartle (10/19/09)
Anna E. "Liz" Hartle, 84, of Marcus, died Saturday evening, Oct.17, 2009, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time with the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus.
John L. Felts (10/19/09)
John L. Felts, 75, of Le Mars, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness. John was born Aug. 9, 1934, at Paducah, Ky., the son of Herschal and Mary Louise (Luigs) Felts. He was raised in Paducah, Ky., and graduated from St. John's Catholic School in 1951...
Caroline (Langel) Donlin (10/19/09)
Caroline (Langel) Donlin of Le Mars died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars at the age of 101. The former Caroline Elizabeth Kunkel was born July 13, 1908, on a farm near Oyens, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Becker) Kunkel. ...
Caroline (Langel) Donlin (10/16/09)
Caroline (Langel) Donlin of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Le Mars Good Samaritan Village at the age of 101. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Richard Rolfs Jr. (10/16/09)
Richard Rolfs Jr., 64, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, while vacationing in the Dallas, Texas area. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Jason Larson will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. There will be one hour of visitation at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday...
Edward J. Ruhland (10/15/09)
Edward J. Ruhland, 78, of Yankton, S.D., formerly of Vermillion, S.D., and Struble died Wednesday Oct.14, 2009, at the Avera Yankton Care in Yankton, S.D. Edward Joseph Ruhland was born March 28, 1931, on the family farm near Struble, in Sherman Township, Sioux County, the son of Nis and Marie (Gysbertsen) Ruhland. ...
Walt Searls (10/15/09)
Walt Searls, 94, of Akron, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Monsignor Richard Zenk will celebrate. Burial will follow in St. ...
Richard Rolfs Jr. (10/15/09)
Richard Rolfs Jr., 64, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, while vacationing in the Dallas, Texas area. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Jason Larson will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. There will be one hour of visitation at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday...
Marlene Mary Mylan (10/13/09)
Marlene Mary Mylan, 78, of West Des Moines entered her eternal life Oct. 8, 2009 at the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center from complications of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Marlene was born June 29, 1931 in Le Mars, the daughter of Dr. Floyd Alvin and Bertha Amelia Mylan. Marlene was raised in the Remsen area and attended grade school and one year of high school in Remsen. She then transferred and completed three years of high school in Le Mars...
Melvin Ahrendsen (10/13/09)
Melvin Ahrendsen of Le Mars passed on Sunday, Oct.11, 2009, at the age of 82. Melvin Arthur Ahrendsen was born June 13, 1927 in Le Mars, the son of Nis and Josephine (Karli) Ahrendsen. He lived with his parents and sister outside of Merrill. After receiving his education in Merrill, Melvin joined the Army Air Corp in 1944. ...
Melvin Ahrendsen (10/12/09)
Melvin Ahrendsen, 82, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Donald E. Schiltz (10/09/09)
Donald E. Schiltz, 78, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Don was born June 21, 1931, at Remsen, the son of Anton and Elizabeth (Diekmann) Schiltz. He was raised and educated in the Remsen area and graduated from St. Mary Catholic School in 1949. After school Don farmed with his father and drove truck...
Floyd Blakely (10/08/09)
Floyd Thomas Blakely, 87, Iowa City, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at Atrium Village, Hills, following a brief illness. The son of Henry King Blakely and Lola Ann (Burgett), Floyd Thomas Blakely was born Aug. 25, 1922, on the family farm near Harlan. After graduating from Harlan High School in 1939, he married Jean Marie Christensen Aug. 13, 1941...
Donald E. Schiltz (10/08/09)
Donald E. Schiltz, 78, of Remsen died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Services will be 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, with a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Fisch Funeral Home and Monument of Remsen...
Michael David Ahlers (10/07/09)
Michael David Ahlers, 29, of Remsen, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, near Kingsley, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Michael was born April 14, 1980, in Sioux City, the son of David and Lynn (Langel) Ahlers. He was raised in Remsen and baptized at St. ...
Frederick 'Fred' Braakman (10/07/09)
Frederick "Fred" Braakman,, of Green Valley, Minn., died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall, Minn., at the age of 88 years, 7 months, and 26 days. Frederick William Braakman was born to Henry and Minnie (Beekman) Braakman Feb. ...
Ann M. Hoomany (10/07/09)
Ann M. Hoomany, 85, longtime resident of Fulton, N.Y., died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009, in Boca Raton, Fla. Ann was born in DeSmet, S.D., the daughter of Ray and Mamie Meylor. She grew up in Marcus, and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Cherokee. After graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she met and married John Hoomany...
Ronald J. Pausch (10/06/09)
Ronald J. Pausch, 69, of Whitewood, S.D., and formerly of rural Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at the Spearfish Regional Hospital in Spearfish, S.D. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Carlsen Funeral Home, Le Mars, with the Rev. ...
Everdena Renken (10/06/09)
Everdena Renken, 87, of Akron, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at the Wakonda Heritage Manor in Wakonda, S.D. Everdena Renken was born Aug. 9, 1922, in Spencer, the daughter of Cornelius "Case" and Alice (Evink) Van Dyke. She moved with her family to Rock Valley where she was raised and received her education...
James Robinson (10/06/09)
ames "Har" Robinson, 75, of Lawton, and a Plymouth County native, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at his residence. Memorial services were held Oct. 5 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, with the Rev. Bruce Jackson officiating. Burial of cremains was in Banner Township Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes...
Harry 'Bud' Kahl (10/05/09)
Harry "Bud" Kahl, 84, of Remsen, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at his home in Remsen. Bud was born June 29, 1925, on the family farm near Remsen, the son of Harry and Margret (Grage) Kahl. Bud grew up there on the family farm southeast of Remsen. He attended country school and started his life farming with his mother Margret, brother Henry and sister Hulda. ...
Marian A. Kinney (10/05/09)
Marian A. Kinney, 89, of Alton, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Marian was born Aug. 15, 1920, the daughter of Mathew and Anna (Mousel) Konz. She was raised and educated in the Alton area. On Oct. 3, 1939, she married Robert Kinney at St. ...
Harriet Langel (10/05/09)
Harriet Ann (Puetz) Langel, 83, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Harriet was born Oct. 18, 1925, on the family farm west of Merrill in Liberty Township, the daughter of John F. and Margaret E. (Hoss) Puetz. Her mother died when Harriet was very young, and her father later married Emma Freking. She graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School...
Ronald J. Pausch (10/05/09)
Ronald J. Pausch, 69, of Whitewood, S.D., and formerly of rural Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at the Spearfish Regional Hospital in Spearfish, S.D. Ronald James Pausch was born June 5, 1940, on the family farm in Johnson Township, Plymouth County, rural Le Mars, the son of Harry H. ...
Irene Forslund (10/02/09)
Irene M. Forslund, 98, of Akron, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. The Rev. Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Friday) with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Harriet Langel (10/02/09)
Harriet (Puetz) Langel, 83, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars...
Ronald J. Pausch (10/02/09)
Ronald J. Pausch, 69, of Whitewood, S.D., and formerly of rural Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept.30, 2009, at the Spearfish Regional Hospital in Spearfish, S.D. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home, Le Mars, with the Rev. ...
Edward 'Red' Bergiin Jr. (10/01/09)
Edward "Red" Bergin Jr., 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Edward Paul Bergin Jr. was born Feb. 27, 1930, in Iona, Minn., the son of Edward Sr. and Clarenda (Wanderscheid) Bergin. He attended country school near his home. Following his education, Ed moved to Le Mars, and worked as a truck driver. He was later employed as a mechanic at Grotewold Chevrolet...
Robert D. Dickison (10/01/09)
Robert D. Dickison, 86, of South Sioux City, Neb., and formerly of Kingsley, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, 2009, at the Regency Square Care Center in South Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Carol Zimmerman (10/01/09)
Carol Zimmerman, 87, of Waterville, Minn., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Waterville. Carol Grace Zimmerman was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Plymouth Township, rural Merrill, the sixth of seven children, born to Walter G. and Anna L. (Lippke) Zimmerman and was raised on the family farm. She attended country school and worked on the family farm, until 1946 when the farm was sold. Carol, her parents and two sisters, then moved into Le Mars...