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Obituaries from December 2009

Kenneth M. Dorman (12/31/09)
Kenneth M. Dorman, 72, of Sanborn, and a former Le Mars resident, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Kenneth Marvin Dorman, the son of Hulda (Storm) and Marvin Dorman, was born June 10, 1937, in Sanborn. He spent his childhood years in Sanborn and graduated from Sanborn Public School...
Maxine Gintert (12/31/09)
Maxine Gintert, 90, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Maxine's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Nina Jackes (12/31/09)
Nina Jackes, 85, of Holstein, beloved Christian mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, surrounded by her family. Nina was born as Marie Antoinette Coppa April 21, 1924, in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of Pasquale and Pasqualina Paolemilio-Coppa. She graduated from Steubenville High School in 1941. Before marriage, she worked as a nurse's aide and bookkeeper...
Leonard C. 'Chuck' Chabela (12/29/09)
Leonard C. "Chuck" Chabela, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Chuck was born Jan. 13, 1943, in Prairie du Chien, Wis., the son of Fern (Noggle) and Leonard (Jake) Chabela. He was raised in Prairie du Chien and attended St. Gabriel's Elementary and graduated in 1961 from Prairie du Chien Sr. High. On Jan. 6, 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Lorene "Lori" (Harrelson) Chabela...
Phyllis M. Koopman (12/29/09)
Phyllis Koopman, 86, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the V.A. Hospital in Omaha, Neb. The former Phyllis Marion Freymann was born Oct. 26, 1923 in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Vincent and Ottillia (Berner) Freymann. She grew up in Omaha and graduated from Omaha Central High School. ...
Esther H. Lubben (12/29/09)
Esther H. Lubben, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Esther Henrietta Lubben was born on June 13, 1917, in Hawarden, the daughter of Marria (Prull) and Henry Lubben. In her early adulthood years during World War II, Esther was employed as a riveter at Boeing Aircraft in Tacoma, Wash. ...
Eldon J. Roepke (12/29/09)
Eldon Julius Roepke, 87, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. Eldon was born May 29, 1922 in Kingsley, the son of Otto and Louise (Peters) Roepke. He attended school at Elkhorn #7 in rural Kingsley...
Arlene VanVoorst (12/29/09)
Arlene VanVoorst, 81, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Arlene Rae VanVoorst was born Dec. 26, 1927, in Adaville, the daughter of Vernon and Winefred (Hoffman) Morehead. She attended Adaville School...
Leonard "Chuck" Chabela (12/28/09)
Leonard C. "Chuck" Chabela, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Matt Hewitt will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars at a later date. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. James and will continue until mass...
Jake E. Dixson. Sr. (12/28/09)
Jake E. Dixson, Sr., 88, of Marcus, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Robert Blair officiating. Burial with military honors was at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Verna C. Groepper (12/28/09)
Verna C. Groepper, 83, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at her residence in rural Kingsley. Verna was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Hinton, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Larson) Vehe. On Dec. 31, 1946, she married Loren Groepper at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen. Loren and Verna have made their home in rural Kingsley since the spring of 1970...
Nancy L. Johnson (12/28/09)
Nancy L. Johnson, 68, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Nancy Lee Earnest was born Aug. 9, 1941, in Akron, the daughter of John "Jay" and Theodora "Teddy" (Root) Earnest. She attended Catholic grade school in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1959. Nancy continued her education at the University of Iowa and Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb...
Phyllis M. Koopman (12/28/09)
Phyllis Koopman, 86, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the V.A. Hospital in Omaha, Neb. A memorial mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 2, 2010, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. ...
Paul Lang (12/28/09)
Paul Lang, 89, of Remsen, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Paul was born Dec. 20, 1920, at rural Remsen, the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Cosgrove) Lang. Paul was raised and educated in the Remsen area. He received his primary eight years of education in the rural school system. ...
Donalee O'Brien (12/28/09)
Donalee Cecelia O'Brien, 79, of Waterloo, and formerly of Le Mars and Hartley, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Friendship Village Lakeview Landing in Waterloo. Donalee Cecelia LeClair was born April 21, 1930, at Hartley, the daughter of Lawrence and Ricka (Henning) LeClair. Donalee attended and graduated from Moneta High School...
Arlene VanVoorst (12/28/09)
Arlene VanVoorst, 81, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Joshua Hansen will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars. ...
Verna C. Groepper (12/23/09)
Verna Clara Groepper, 83, of rural Kingsley, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at her residence. Arrangements are pending with Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Catherine M. Jones (12/23/09)
Catherine Martha (Collins) Jones, 72, of Kingsley, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at her home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Nancy Johnson (12/23/09)
Nancy Lee Johnson, 68, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Murl Tonsfeldt (12/22/09)
Murl Tonsfeldt, 95, of Granville, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community in Orange City. Murl was born Nov. 8, 1914, at rural Remsen, the son of August and Mabel (Cook) Tonsfeldt. Murl was raised in the Remsen area and received his education at both rural and public school graduating from Alton High School in 1933. ...
Joseph Delashmutt (12/22/09)
Joseph Delashmutt, 27, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, from complications of leukemia at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City. Joseph Lewis Delashmutt was born Nov. 5, 1982, at Sioux City, the son of Gary and Laura (Durig) Delashmutt. Joe was baptized on May 29, 1983, at Faith Lutheran Church in Onawa, and confirmed March 28, 1999 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Joseph Delashmutt (12/21/09)
Joseph Delashmutt, 27, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in 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 Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Doris L. Fry (12/21/09)
Doris L. Fry, 88, of Marcus, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Liz Pfeifle officiating. Interment will be in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery...
Esther H. Lubben (12/21/09)
Esther H. Lubben, 92, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Dec. 21, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Esther's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
John C. Mertes (12/18/09)
John "Clem" Mertes, 93, of Merrill, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. John Clement Mertes was born Nov. 23, 1916, on the family farm near Merrill, the son of John J. and Mary (Mohan) Mertes. He grew up near Merrill and attended elementary school at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars. He graduated from Liberty Consolidated School, located west of Merrill, in Liberty Township...
Marie Nacke (12/14/09)
Marie Nacke, 92, of Remsen, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Marie was born Aug. 26, 1917, on the family farm near Remsen, the daughter of Gustave and Anna (Erdmann) Rosburg. Marie was raised in the Remsen area and received her first six years of education in the rural school system, grades seven and eight at St. ...
Charles Anstine (12/17/09)
Charles "Chuck" Anstine, 73, of Yankton, S.D., and a Kingsley native, died peacefully at his home with his family beside him on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. Private graveside services will be held in Yankton Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, with a video tribute, at Opsahl-Kostel Memorial Chapel in Yankton...
Mildred Honkomp (12/17/09)
Mildred Honkomp, 95, of Sioux City and formerly of Granville, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Mildred was born March 29, 1914, at rural Granville, the daughter of Bernard and Elizabeth (Bohnenkamp) Bueltel. Mildred was raised in the Granville area and received her education at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Granville. She then did domestic work in the Granville area...
Florence C. 'Flossie' McInnis (12/17/09)
Florence C. "Flossie" McInnis, 86, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Florence Catherine VanderWal was born April 23, 1923, in Elkton, S.D., the daughter of Nickolas and Mary Margaret (Mae) (Bentz) VanderWal. Florence attended numerous schools in the community and graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars...
John C. Mertes (12/17/09)
John "Clem" Mertes, 93, of Merrill, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery...
Lowell Philips (12/17/09)
Lowell Philips, 89, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Merrill United Methodist Church in Merrill. The Rev. Ted Stowers will officiate. Burial, with military rites conducted by the Olson-Halweg American Legion Post 125 will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. ...
Phyllis L. Johnson (12/16/09)
Phyllis L. Johnson, 85, of Akron, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Wednesday) with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Florence McInnis (12/16/09)
Florence McInnis, 86, of Le Mars, died today, Dec. 16, 2009, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Lowell Philips (12/16/09)
Lowell Philips, 89, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Lowell Edward Philips was born Nov. 12, 1920, on a farm near Merrill, the son of Arthur and Frances (Friske) Philips. He attended country school near his home and graduated from Liberty Consolidated School. He enlisted in the United States Navy in October 1942. He served his country aboard the U.S.S. Mattaponi during World War II. He was honorably discharged in December 1946...
Marsaline J. Rawson (12/16/09)
Marsaline J. Rawson, 90, of Kingsley, died Monday evening, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kingsley Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Robert Blair presiding. ...
Lowell Philips (12/15/09)
Lowell Philips, 89, of Merrill, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Marasline J. Rawson (12/15/09)
Marsaline J. Rawson, 90, of Kingsley, died Monday evening, Dec. 14, 2009, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Thoughts, stories and condolences may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Juan J. Chagolla (12/14/09)
Juan J. Chagolla, 46, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, due to injuries sustained in a vehicle accident south of Le Mars. Juan Jose Chagolla, the son of Ma Ofelia Hernandez Torres and Narcizo Chagoya Rodriguez, Sr., was born March 8, 1963, in Reynosa Tamps, Mexico...
Richard J. Feauto, Sr. (12/14/09)
U.S. Veteran Richard J. "Dick" Feauto Sr., 82, of Sioux City died peacefully Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home, after a brief illness, with his family by his side. He was a Westfield area native. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. ...
Marie Nacke (12/11/09)
Marie Nacke, 92, of Remsen, died today (Friday), Dec. 11, 2009, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at t. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Remsen...
Lester W. Renken (12/11/09)
Lester W. Renken, 88, of Newman Grove, Neb., died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove. Lester William Renken, the son of Herman C. and Anna M. (Brabander) Renken, was born Sept. 25, 1921 in rural Plymouth County, Le Mars. He attended school in Grant Township. On Feb. 1, 1948, he was united in marriage to Beulah Sonksen at Evangelical and Reform Church in Mapleton...
Juan J. Chagolla (12/09/09)
Juan J. Chagolla, 46, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, following an auto accident south of Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Juan's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
David Heeren, owner of Vollmar's Shoes, dies at age 60 (12/04/09)
Kevin Traurig (12/03/09)
Kevin Traurig, 52, of Cape Coral, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Heritage Park Care Center at Fort Meyers, Fla., after a valiant fight with colon cancer. Kevin Patrick Traurig, the son of Adolph and Margaret (Waite) Traurig, was born Jan. 22, 1957, in Elkton, Md. Kevin moved to Le Mars in 1960 with his family. His earliest memories were of Le Mars where he attended Gehlen Elementary School...
Richard E. Zimmerman (12/03/09)
Richard E. Zimmerman, 99, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Richard Edward Zimmerman, also known as "Zim" or "Dick" was born Nov. 18, 1910, to Richard H. and Elsiena Zimmerman on the family farm in Elgin Township, rural Plymouth County...
Richard E. Zimmerman (12/02/09)
George D. Koth (12/02/09)
George D. Koth, 81, of Marcus, died Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 2009. at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus with the Rev. James L. Gruber officiating. Interment will be in the Storm Lake Cemetery, Storm Lake. ...
Mark J. Roethler (12/02/09)
Mark J. Roethler, 69, of Marcus, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at The Villages Regional Hospital in Lady Lake, Fla. A Memorial Mass will take place at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus with the Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial will take place at Holy Name Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Catholic Church. During that time a lunch for family and friends will be served in the parish hall...
Kevin Traurig (12/02/09)
Kevin Traurig, 52, of Cape Coral, Fla., died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at the Heritage Park Care Center at Fort Meyers, Fla., after a valiant fight with colon cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. ...
Madolin Bay (12/01/09)
Madolin Bay, 91 of Glenwood, Minn., and formerly of Akron, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood with Father Peter Kirchner officiating. ...
Mark J. Roethler (12/01/09)
Mark J. Roethler, 69, of Marcus, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at The Villages Regional Hospital in Lady Lake, Fla. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Mark's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...