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Obituaries from May 2010

Lorna 'June' Doud (05/28/10)
June Doud, 80, of Le Mars, died peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, May 27, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. The former Lorna "June" Schnepf was born Nov. 6, 1929, in New Ulm, Minn., the daughter of Vincent and Mathilda (Ruppert) Schnepf. ...
John W. Draayer (05/28/10)
John W. Draayer, 90, of Hawarden, formerly of Ireton, Iowa, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at Hillcrest Health Care Center. Funeral service be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First Reformed Church in Ireton, with his son the Rev. Dr. Leon Draayer and the Revs. Doug Van Aartsen and Steven Zwart officiating. ...
Timothy L. Hauswirth (05/28/10)
Timothy L. Hauswirth, 51, of South Sioux City, Neb., and a Le Mars native and former Remsen area resident, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. ...
Eunice X. Schmid (05/26/10)
Eunice X. Schmid, 91, of Kingsley, died Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Eunice Xaveris Schmid was born Nov. 9, 1918, on her grandparents' James and Leah Thoms farm, rural Le Mars. She was the first of two daughters born to Homer and Emma (Frisch) Thoms. Eunice grew up in the Le Mars and Merrill area and graduated from Merrill High School in 1936...
Krista C. Phelps (05/26/10)
Krista C. Phelps, 16, of Kingsley, died suddenly Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, due to complications of anorexia. On Aug. 17, 1993, at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City, Krista Coryell Phelps entered into the world, and at the same time, the hearts and arms of her loving parents, Laura Lee (Uhl) and Scott Coryell Phelps. Krista was baptized Sept. 5, 1993, and made her First Communion April 28, 2002, both at the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley...
Margaret S. Ioos (05/26/10)
Margaret S. Ioos, 97, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Margaret Selma Utech was born April 29, 1913, in Plymouth County, the daughter of William and Mary (Piepenberg) Utech. She attended country school near her home and helped with housework and farming. On Nov. 14, 1934, Margaret and Henry Ioos were united in marriage. The couple farmed near Le Mars until 1964 when they moved to Le Mars...
Jane Fara (05/26/10)
Jan (Treft Ege) Fara, 70, of Akron, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at her home near Akron. Janice Lee Treft was born April 25, 1940, in Sioux City, the daughter of August and Agnes (Cantin) Treft. She attended grade school at St. Boniface Catholic School and graduated from Heelan High School...
Margaret Ioos (05/25/10)
Margaret S. Ioos, 97, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. The Rev. Janis M. Christensen will officiate. ...
Charles P. McManaman (05/25/10)
Charles P. McManaman, 90, of Hawarden, died Monday, May 24, 2010, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Roger Linnan officiating. ...
Doris Muecke (05/25/10)
Doris Muecke, 78, of Hinton, died suddenly, Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Doris L. Holt was born Sept. 9, 1931, at Sioux City, the daughter of Lester P. and Edna S. (Larson) Holt. Doris was baptized at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux City. She attended school in Leeds. Doris was united in marriage to David Muecke on March 8, 1951 at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton...
Krista C. Phelps (05/25/10)
Krista C. Phelps, 16, of Kingsley, died suddenly Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, due to complications of anorexia. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark J. Stoll presiding. Interment will be in the Kingsley City Cemetery...
Eunice X. Schmid (05/25/10)
Eunice Xaveris Schmid, 91, of Kingsley, died Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Interment will be in the Kingsley City Cemetery...
Barbara Zenk (05/25/10)
Barbara Jean Zenk, 53 of Vermillion, S.D., died Thursday, May 20, 2010, near Dakota Dunes, S.D. Barbara was born March 11, 1957, in Le Mars, the daughter of Victor and Lucille Zenk. Barb grew up on the family farm near Seney and graduated from Le Mars Community School in 1975...
Barbara J. Zenk (05/24/10)
VERMILLION, S.D. -- Barbara J. Zenk, 53, of Vermillion, S.D., and a former Le Mars area resident, died Thursday, May 20, 2010, near Dakota Dunes, S.D. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Saint Catherine's Catholic Cemetery in Oyens. Visitation with the family present will be 9:30 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergent Bluff...
Krista C. Phelps (05/24/10)
Krista C. Phelps, 16, of Kingsley, died suddenly Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Krista's family with her funeral arrangements. Thoughts, stories and condolences may be directed to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Eunice X. Schmid (05/24/10)
Eunice X. Schmid, 91, of Kingsley, died Sunday afternoon, May 23, 2010, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Thoughts, stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Doris Muecke (05/24/10)
Doris Muecke, 78, of Hinton, died suddenly, Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, with the Rev. Steven Stoll officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. ...
Loretta Kennedy (05/24/10)
Loretta Kennedy, 85, of Le Mars, died Sunday May 23, 2010 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a brief illness. The former Loretta M. Orban was born on a farm near Oyens, the daughter of Al and Rose (Kamp) Orban. When she was very young the family moved to a farm west of Le Mars and she attended rural school for a few years and then the family moved into Le Mars where she continued her elementary education at St. ...
Robert 'Bob' Adkins (05/24/10)
Robert "Bob"Adkins, 82, of Creston, formerly of Yuma, Ariz., died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Robert Lee Adkins, the son of Harvey Adkins and Stella (Stanton) Adkins was born Aug. 17, 1927 in Alexandria, S.D. He was educated in Alexandria schools. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy from 1944 until his medical discharge in 1946...
Vesta D. Criswell (05/21/10)
Vesta D. Criswell, 96, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Vesta Dorothy Lehrman was born June 5, 1913, on the family farm southwest of Orange City, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Kuecker) Lehrman. She was the oldest of the children and the only daughter...
Duane Gollhofer (05/21/10)
Duane Gollhofer, 69, of Golden, Colo., died Thursday, May 13, 2010, in Wheat Ridge, Colo., after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Duane Francis Gollhofer was born Nov. 17, 1940, in Kingsley, the son of Frank and Blanche (Timmins) Gollhofer. Duane graduated from Kingsley Public School in Kingsley. ...
Margaret T. Trommelen (05/20/10)
Margaret T. Trommelen, 96, of Marcus, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. James Gruber will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date at the Newton Cemetery in Newton, N.J. ...
Lorna M. Rembe (05/20/10)
Lorna M. (Hageman) Rembe, 77, of Sioux City, and a Hinton native, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Morningside Lutheran Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. David Penzer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City...
Janice (Klemme) Rohlfs (05/19/10)
Janice Gay (Klemme) Rohlfs, 69, of rural Akron, died suddenly Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Janice G. Klemme was born Nov. 24, 1940, at Akron, the daughter of Walter A. and Clara L. (Heeren) Klemme. She married Allen D. Rohlfs May 14, 1967 in Akron...
Ruth L. Kirchoff (05/19/10)
Ruth L. Kirchoff, 92, of Springfield, Ill., died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Heritage Manor in Springfield, Ill. Ruth L. Bishton was born Oct. 21, 1917, near Remsen, the daughter of Frank and Lena (Koerner) Bishton. Ruth was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. She attended and graduated from Remsen Union High School with the Class of 1935...
Norm Degen (05/19/10)
Norman Degen, 85, of Hawarden, died Monday, May 17, 2010 at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the United Church of Hawarden with the Rev. Barb Joy officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion and VFW of Hawarden. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by visitation with the family until 8:30 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Vesta D. Criswell (05/19/10)
Vesta D. Criswell, 96, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 17, 2010, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 24, at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations with the family present will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will continue Monday morning from 10 a.m. until service time...
Ver Hoeven, Clarence (05/18/10)
Clarence G. Ver Hoeven, 88, of Hawarden, died Monday, May 17, , at the Hawarden Community Hospital. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Hawarden Christian Reformed Church with the Rev. Tom Van Engen officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon today (Tuesday), with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the church. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family...
Dorothy M. Klemme (05/18/10)
Dorothy M. Klemme, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Dorothy M. Baack was born Sept. 9, 1921, on the family farm near Craig, the daughter of Carl and Katherine (Plueger) Baack. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. Dorothy was the oldest of five children: Donald, Duane, Doris, and Delores...
Ruth L. Kirchoff (05/18/10)
Ruth L. (Bishton) Kirchoff, 92, of Springfield, Ill., died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Heritage Manor in Springfield, Ill. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Steve Heeren (05/18/10)
Steve Heeren, 59, of rural Akron, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. The Rev. Carla Nelson of Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, will officiate. ...
Wendell K. Staab (05/17/10)
Wendell K. Staab, 74, of Remsen, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, after a long battle with COPD at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Wendell was born April 12, 1936, at Le Mars, the son of Louis and Louise (Stoffel) Staab. He was raised and educated in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School in 1954. He joined the Army in 1955 and was stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va. He was honorably discharged in 1958...
Margaret Schimming (05/17/10)
Janice Klemme Rohlfs (05/17/10)
Janice Gay (Klemme) Rohlfs, 69, of rural Akron, died suddenly Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. The Rev. Dawn J. Quame will officiate. Burial will follow at the Plymouth Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Akron. ...
Dorothy M. Klemme (05/17/10)
Dorothy M. Klemme, 88, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. The Rev. Sarah Nye will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. ...
Steve Heeren (05/17/10)
Steve Heeren, 59, of rural Akron, S.D., died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at his residence following a lengthy illness. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
M. Catherine Hamman (05/17/10)
M. Catherine (Geiger) Hamman, 100, of Kingsley, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark Stoll officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present, and a scriptural wake service at 7 p.m., all at the church. Arrangements are being handled by the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Ruth M. Summerside (05/14/10)
Ruth M. Summerside, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. Ruth Margaret Carlson Summerside was born March 30, 1925, in Finley, N.D., the daughter of John and Valdine (Williams) Carlson. Ruth was baptized and confirmed in the Finley Lutheran Church and graduated from Finley High School. She then went to work for the U.S. Army in Seattle for one year...
Marion E. Miller (05/14/10)
Marion Miller, 76, of Merrill, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, due to renal failure caused by complications of diabetes. The former Marion J. Eberle was born March 26, 1934,at Merrill, the daughter of Martin and Leona (Elskamp) Eberle. She grew up in Merrill and graduated from Merrill Public High School in 1951...
Ruth L. Kirchoff (05/14/10)
Ruth L. Kirchoff, 92, of Springfield, Ill., died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Heritage Manor in Springfield, Ill. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dr. Richard Dykstra (05/14/10)
Dr. Richard Dykstra, 62, of Portland, Ore., died March 19, 2010, on the beach in Maui, Hawaii. Richard Dykstra was born Feb. 26, 1948, at home in Sioux Center, Iowa, the son of Henry and Johanna Dykstra. He grew up in Le Mars, fondly referred to as "The Ice Cream Capital of the World." Richard graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1966. ...
Ruth M. Summerside (05/13/10)
Ruth M. Summerside, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. A memorial service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. ...
Larry A. Jorgensen (05/13/10)
Larry A. Jorgensen, 57, of rural Marcus, died suddenly Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. The Rev. Don Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. ...
Susan R. Geddes (05/12/10)
Susan R. Geddes, 60, of rural Hinton, died Monday, May 10, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital, surrounded by family, following a year-long battle against lymphoma. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Dan Anderson as officiant. Burial will be in Rademacher Cemetery, in rural Hinton. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday), with the family present at 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church...
Gerald Herman (05/11/10)
Gerald Herman, 84, of Villisca, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Gerald Virgil Herman was born Jan. 14, 1926, west of Le Mars, the son of Harvey and Mabel (Gabel) Herman. He attended rural school in Plymouth County and high school in Le Mars...
Kenneth E. Renken (05/11/10)
Kenneth Erwin Renken, 83, of Prescott Valley, Ariz., died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria, Ariz., following a brief illness. The son of Carl and Marie (Ahrendt) Renken of Le Mars, Ken spent his early years on the family farm. He entered the Army Jan. 22, 1946. After his honorable discharge he returned to farming and married Beverly Schuette...
Fay H. Anderson (05/10/10)
Fay Anderson, 77, of Orange City, died Friday, May 7, 2010, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Fay Harrison Anderson was born May 3, 1933, in Rolfe, the son of James and Violet (Knapp) Anderson. He was raised at Rolfe, where he attended school. He then served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict...
Shirley Erichsen (05/10/10)
Shirley Erichsen, 85, of Remsen, died Thursday, May 6, 2010, surrounded by her family, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Shirley was born July 11, 1924 at Le Mars, the daughter of John and Ella (Phelen) Ostert. Shirley was raised on a farm south of Le Mars and received her early education at Union School, rural Le Mars. The family then moved into Le Mars where she continued her education at Le Mars Community School...
Maxine Staab (05/10/10)
Maxine Staab, 86, of Remsen, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Maxine was born Nov. 25, 1923, at Marcus, the daughter of Guido and Edith (Cox) Berendes. She was raised in the Marcus area and attended Holy Name Catholic School until her junior year in high school when she moved with her family to Remsen. ...
Gerald Herman (05/10/10)
Gerald Herman, 84, of Villisca, died Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Gerald Virgil Herman was born Jan. 14, 1926 West of Le Mars, the son of Harvey and Mabel (Gabel) Herman. He attended rural school in Plymouth County and high school in Le Mars...
Mildred E. Brady (05/07/10)
Mildred E. Brady, 85 of Sioux Falls, S.D., and a former Le Mars resident, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at the Inn on Westport of Alzheimer's disease. Mildred Elizabeth McGovern, daughter of the Rev. Joseph C. and Frances (McLean) McGovern, was born Feb. ...
Helen M. Bolton (05/06/10)
Helen M. Bolton, 82, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Kingsley. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Arden Brown (05/05/10)
Arden Brown, 94, of Akron, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Arden Charles Brown was born Dec. 22, 1915, on a farm near Adaville, rural Plymouth County, the son of Grant and Viola (Clarey) Brown. He attended Adaville Country School and graduated from Akron High School in 1934...
Wendell A. Rhodes (05/04/10)
Wendell A. Rhodes, 86, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Wendell Allen Rhodes was born Jan. 4, 1924, in Le Mars, one of six children born to Thurman and Laura May (Oldes) Rhodes. He graduated from Le Mars High School and worked at the local bakery and the Le Mars Semi-Weekly Sentinel...
Arden Brown (05/04/10)
Arden Brown, 94, of Akron, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Akron. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. 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...
Raymond W. Sherlock (05/03/10)
Ray Sherlock, 73, of Merrill, died Thursday April 29, 2010, at his rural Merrill farm home from complications with congestive heart disease. Raymond Walter Sherlock was born May 24, 1936 on a farm near Remsen, the son of Julius and Anna (Nilles) Sherlock. He grew up in the Remsen area and received his education from St. Catherine's Parochial School in Oyens and St. Mary's High School in Remsen...
Donna Miller (05/03/10)
Donna Miller, 74, of Ida Grove, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove. Born Jan. 21, 1936, in Le Mars, Donna Mary Ellen Miller was the daughter of Donald and Gladys (Laux) Carrico. She was the adopted daughter of Wilbur and Amy Augusta (Tupper) Laux. Donna grew up and received her education in Le Mars, then earned her teaching certificate at Westmar College. She furthered her education at Buena Vista College and continued learning throughout her life...
Wendell A. Rhodes (05/03/10)
Wendell A. Rhodes, 86, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), May 3, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Merrill United Methodist Church in Merrill. The Rev. Ted Stowers will officiate. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. ...
Arden Brown (05/03/10)
Arden Brown, 94, of Akron, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Akron. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. 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...