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Obituaries from November 2009

Madolin Bay (11/30/09)
Madolin Bay, 91, of Glenwood, Minn., and formerly of the Akron area, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 in Glenwood. Services are pending at this time with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
LaVon M. Franz (11/30/09)
LaVon M. Franz, 83, of Le Mars, died Friday morning, Nov. 27, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. LaVon Marlys Franz, the first-born daughter of Esther Alma (Yost) and Burton Detloff Franz, was born Sept. 9, 1926, in Hastings, Neb. She attended the Sutton Public School and received her high school diploma in 1944. Following graduation, LaVon enrolled in the nursing program at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Neb...
Dorothy Hoppe (11/30/09)
Dorothy Hoppe, 86, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at her home. Dorothy Alberta Hoppe was born Aug. 20, 1923, on the family farm north of Seney, the daughter of Jake and Bertha (Dambrink) Berkenpas. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Seney United Methodist Church in Seney. She attended country school near Seney...
George D. Koth (11/30/09)
George D. Koth, 81, of Marcus, died Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 2009, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus.
Minnie C. Plueger (11/30/09)
Minnie C. Plueger, 103, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Village-Le Mars. Wilhelmina Caroline Weber was born April 17, 1906, in Tallula, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Tena (Eilers) Weber. Minnie's family moved to a farm north of Brunsville, Iowa 11 months later. She was confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Brunsville and attended country school near her home. After her education she assisted her family with farming and housework...
Wilma West (11/30/09)
Wilma West, 96, of Merrill, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Wilma Louise Kehrberg was born June 10, 1913, on the family farm east of Merrill, the daughter of George and Leah (Schrooten) Kehrberg. She was baptized and confirmed at the Merrill Methodist Church. ...
Blanche Wiedeholt (11/30/09)
Blanche Wiederholt, 84, of Remsen, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Blanche was born March 21, 1925, at Le Mars, the daughter of Clarence and Cora (Van Gorkom) Singer. Blanche was raised in Union Township and graduated from Union High School in 1943...
Dorothy Hoppe (11/27/09)
Dorothy Hoppe, 86, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 at home. 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 Kellen (11/27/09)
Helen (Henrich) Kellen, 90, of Alton, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at Rose Blumkin Home in Omaha, Neb. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alton with the Rev. Paul Eisele and the Rev. James Tigges officiating. Burial will be in the St Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Friends may call anytime after 4 p.m. today (Friday). There...
Eunice Olson (11/27/09)
Eunice Olson, 83, of Council Bluffs and formerly of Seney, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Seney United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. ...
Minnie C. Plueger (11/27/09)
Minnie C. Plueger, 103, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Minnie's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Judy Ruchti (11/27/09)
Judy Ruchti, 64, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Judy Karlene Ritchie was born Jan. 21, 1945, at Albaton, Iowa, the daughter of Omer and Lura (Hatton) Ritchie. She was raised on a farm south of Hornick. Judy attended grade school at the Hornick and Holly Springs School. She graduated from Westwood High School at Sloan, in 1963...
Kevin Traurig (11/27/09)
Kevin Traurig, 52, of Cape Coral, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in the Heritage Park Care Center at Fort Meyers, Fla. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Richard Zimmerman (11/27/09)
Richard E. Zimmerman, 99, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Abiding by his wishes, Richard has donated his body to the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held at a future date...
Eunice Olson (11/25/09)
Eunice Olson, 83, of Council Bluffs, and formerly of Seney, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs. Eunice Mae Erickson was born Aug. 19, 1926, on the family farm near Kingsley, the daughter of Earnest A. and Amelia (Schmidt) Erickson. She attended country school near her home...
Eileen M. Kovarna (11/24/09)
Eileen M. (Montagne) Kovarna, 85, of rural Merrill, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, following a brief illness, comforted by family in her home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellendale, rural Merrill, with the Rev. ...
Amos A. Leonard, Sr. (11/24/09)
Amos A. Leonard, Sr., 80, of Cherokee, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in the Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, following a brief illness. Amos was born May 2, 1929, in Cherokee, the son of Herbert A. and Marvel (Filer) Leonard. He was educated in the Quimby area, graduating from Quimby Consolidated School in 1948. On July 16, 1950, he married Alma Wilmot in Cherokee. For many years, Amos farmed and also worked for Smith Feed Yard. Following a move to Cherokee he worked for OBECO for many years...
Eunice Olson (11/24/09)
Eunice Olson, 83, of Council Bluffs, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at the Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Judy Ruchti (11/24/09)
Judy Ruchti, 64, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Ardis J. Schmitt (11/23/09)
Richard J. LaBahn (11/20/09)
Richard J. "Dick" LaBahn, 89, a lifelong resident of Merrill, died at his residence Wednesday Nov. 18, 2009. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill, with the Rev. Daniel Greving officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by the Oleson-Halweg Post #125 of the American Legion in Merrill...
Richard J. 'Dick' LaBahn (11/19/09)
Richard J. "Dick" LaBahn, 89, a lifelong resident of Merrill, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at his residence. Dick was born Dec. 5, 1919, at Merrill, the son of Alfred and Claire (Banks) LaBahn. He grew up in Merrill and graduated from Merrill High School in 1938...
Frances M. Leonard (11/19/09)
Frances M. Leonard, 73, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Frances Marie Berkenpas was born Dec. 23, 1935, on a farm near Seney, the daughter of Jacob and Albertha (Dambrink) Berkenpas. She attended country school near her home...
Frances Leonard (11/18/09)
Frances M. Leonard, 73, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars (Brentwood) in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with the family present from 4-7 p.m...
Rev. Richard R. C. Fruehling (11/17/09)
The Rev. Richard R. C. Fruehling of Beatrice, Neb., died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Beatrice Community Hospital at the age of 97. He was born on Aug. 18, 1912, at Johnson, Neb., the son of the Rev. William and Rosa (Deubler) Fruehling, and was a 1930 graduate of Johnson High School. He graduated from Peru State Teachers College in 1936, taught rural school near Johnson, Neb., and was a principal at the elementary school in Auburn, Neb...
Maynard Johnson (11/17/09)
Maynard Johnson, 76, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A., Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, rural Le Mars. ...
Cletus J. Hansen (11/16/09)
Cletus J. Hansen, 92, of Fort Dodge, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Cletus Joseph Hansen was born Oct. 31, 1917 in Lismore, Minn., where he started elementary school. In 1927 he moved with his family to Granville and continued his education. Cletus served with the U.S. Army during World War II. After his honorable discharge, he settled in Plymouth County and began farming...
Lois Johnson (11/16/09)
Lois Johnson, 76, of Le Mars, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Lois Elaine Utesch was born July 5, 1933, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Edward and Cora (Casler) Utesch. She was raised in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1952. Following high school as a young woman, Lois worked for the Le Mars Savings Bank...
Maynard Johnson (11/16/09)
Maynard Johnson, 76, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his home in Le Mars. Maynard Lee Johnson was born October 31, 1933 at Sioux City, Iowa to Alfred C. and Esther (Johnson) Schultz. Maynard attended country school in Stanton Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa. He later attended and graduated from Le Mars Central High School with the Class of 1952. Following high school, Maynard served his country in the United States Army from 1952 until 1954 serving with the military police...
Ruth Lenore Schwarz (11/16/09)
Ruth Schwarz, 81, of Granville, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, in Omaha, Neb., following complications from pancreatic cancer. Ruth (Luken) Schwarz was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Granville, the daughter of Lenore and August Luken. With the exception of the two years she spent in Olympia, Wash., as a newlywed, she spent her childhood and much of her adult years in Granville. Ruth married Robert Schwarz at the Cathedral in Sioux City on June 24, 1947...
Daniel Bennette (11/12/09)
Daniel Bennette, 51, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. Dan Krause of the Le Mars Assembly of God officiating. ...
Ann M. Hoomany (11/12/09)
Ann M. Hoomany, 85, longtime resident of Fulton, N.Y., and sister of Jharleth "Ginger" Sitzmann of Le Mars and Dr. Ramona Kennedy and her husband Dr. Al of Cherokee, died Saturday Sept. 19, 2009, in Boca Raton, Fla. The former Ann M. Meylor was born March 9, 1924, in De Smet, S.D., the daughter of Ray and Mamie (Cox) Meylor. ...
Raymond McArthur (11/12/09)
Raymond McArthur, 84, of Pierre, S.D., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre, SD from natural causes. Raymond C. McArthur was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Le Mars, the son of Roy and Dorothy (Darville) McArthur. He graduated from Le Mars High School May 21, 1943. Upon high school graduation Ray joined the U.S. Navy from July 1943 until May 1946. He married the love of his life Geraldine "Gerry" Juanita Stokke June 6, 1948...
Roger Patterson (11/12/09)
Roger Patterson, 69, of Akron, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A Celebration of Life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Akron Fire Station in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the fire station. The Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron is in charge of arrangements...
John W. Vrieze (11/12/09)
John Vrieze, age 92, of Alton, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at the Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility in Orange City. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Alton Reformed Church, with the Rev. Michael Hardeman officiating. ...
Raymond McArthur (11/11/09)
Raymond McArthur, 84, of Pierre, S.D., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre, SD from natural causes. Raymond C. McArthur was born Oct. 22, 1925, in Le Mars, the son of Roy and Dorothy (Darville) McArthur. He graduated from Le Mars High School May 21, 1943. Upon high school graduation Ray joined the U.S. Navy from July 1943 until May 1946. He married the love of his life Geraldine "Gerry" Juanita Stokke June 6, 1948...
Clifford R. McCarty (11/11/09)
Clifford R. McCarty, 79, of Sanborn, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn. Clifford Raymond McCarty, the son of Valentine Marinus and Frances (Stallman) McCarty, was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Murray County, Minnesota. He lived his youth in the rural Lake Park and Hartley, Iowa areas, graduating from Hartley High School in 1949. ...
Daniel Bennette (11/10/09)
Daniel Bennette, 51, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Daniel Rivola Bennette was born Jan. 27, 1958, at the Lawton Army Hospital, Seattle, Wash., to Rivola and Donna (Taylor) Bennette. Daniel graduated in 1976 from Central High School, Davenport...
Berdella Heemstra (11/10/09)
Berdella Heemstra, 83, of rural Granville, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at the Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center. Berdella was born April 17, 1926, in rural Hospers, the daughter of Cornie and Sena (Jurink) Rensink. She was raised at Newkirk, where she attended elementary school. Her family then moved closer to Hospers, where she graduated from high school in 1943...
Delores M. Vanderham (11/10/09)
Delores M. Vanderham, 78, of Merrill, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in the Spencer Community Hospital at Spencer. Delores Mae Trometer was born Jan. 25, 1931, on the family farm West of Merrill, the daughter of Edward and Martha (Schmid) Trometer. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill. She attended Happy Hill School west of Merrill. Delores was united in marriage to Marvin Vanderham Jan. 10, 1949, in Dakota City, Neb...
Jon Learing (11/09/09)
Jonathon Learing, 27, of Le Mars, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident. Jon's final gift was being an organ donor. Jon was born July 8, 1982, at Viborg, S.D., the son of Floyd and Ro Shiel (Johns) Learing. ...
Tommy O. Rice (11/09/09)
Tommy O. Rice, 63, of Sioux City, and formerly of rural Akron, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, near Denison. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. The Rev. Carla Nelson will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron...
Delores M. Vanderham (11/09/09)
Delores M. Vanderham, 78, of Merrill, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in the Spencer Community Hospital at Spencer. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Donald M. Galles (11/09/09)
Donald M. Galles, 62, of Remsen, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Don was born Dec. 7, 1946, at Le Mars, the son of Milton and Arlene (Konz) Galles. He was raised and educated in Remsen. He attended St. Mary Catholic School at Remsen, graduating from St. Mary High School in 1965...
Daniel Bennette (11/09/09)
Daniel Bennette, 51, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. Dan Krause of the Le Mars Assembly of God officiating. Abiding by his wishes, Daniel will be cremated with inurnment and military Honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post in Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitations will be Thursday afternoon from 4 p.m. until service time...
Elizabeth (Britt) Parry (11/05/09)
Elizabeth (Britt) Parry, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at her residence at the age of 90. A 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. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery-Neptune in Lincoln Township...
Elizabeth (Britt) Parry (11/03/09)
Elizabeth (Britt) Parry, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Nov. 2, 2009 at her residence at the age of 90. The former Elizabeth Eva Baldes was born Feb. 21, 1919, on a farm southeast of Le Mars near Neptune, the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Vondra) Baldes. She grew up in the Neptune area and was educated in rural schools...
Emory Richard Saienga (11/03/09)
Emory Richard Saienga, 81, of Story City and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Emory was born Feb. 17, 1928, in Melvin, the son of Richard and Martha (Wiechert) Saienga. After high school he married Helen D. ...
Beulah R. Gant (11/02/09)
Beulah R. Gant, 84, of Hawarden, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at the Hawarden Community Hospital. Beulah Rae Port was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Howard, S.D., the daughter of Lloyd Melvin Port and Mabel Fay (Noble) Port. She graduated from Akron High School in 1943 where she was a star basketball player including a state qualifier for free throw shooting. ...
Florence A. List (11/02/09)
Florence Anna List, 89, of Granville, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Florence was born Sept. 16, 1920, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Peter and Katherine (Thiel) Christoffel. She was raised in the Remsen area. She attended both rural and St. Mary Catholic School at Remsen. Florence then did domestic work in the area...