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Obituaries from June 2010

Frank Marienau (06/30/10)
Frank Marienau, 76, of Merrill, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his home in Merrill, after a diagnosis of cancer in May 2009. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Merrill United Methodist Church in Merrill, with the Rev. Ted Stowers officiating. ...
Loretta C. O'Connell (06/30/10)
Loretta (Kettler) O'Connell, 92, of Le Mars, formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, June 13, 2010 at Plymouth Manor Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Alton...
Stella C. Gundel (06/30/10)
Stella C. Gundel, 91, of Sioux City, formerly of Merrill, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Stella's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Frank Marienau (06/29/10)
Frank Marienau, 76, of Merrill, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his home in Merrill, after a diagnosis of cancer in May 2009. Frank Duane Marienau was born May 16, 1934, in Hawarden, the son of Edward and Caroline (Mattas) Marienau. Frank's father worked for the railroad and the family had lived in several communities in Northwest Iowa before settling in Merrill...
Joseph A. Loutsch (06/29/10)
Joseph A. Loutsch, 61, of Plainfield, Ill., died peacefully Monday, June 28, 2010, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Joe was born Aug. 14, 1948, in Le Mars and was a resident of the Joliet and Plainfield, Ill., areas for 36 years. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, seeing action overseas for 18 months...
Margaret J. 'Peggy' Larson (06/29/10)
Margaret J. "Peggy" Larson, 76, of Marcus, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at her home in Marcus. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Inurnment will be in the Holy Name Parish Cemetery, Marcus...
Frank Marienau (06/28/10)
Frank Marienau, 76, of Merrill, died Saturday, June 26, 2010 at him home in Merrill. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Merrill United Methodist Church in Merrill, with the Rev. Ted Stowers officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, with military honors provided by the Olson-Halweg American Legion Post #125 of Merrill...
Margaret J. 'Peggy' Larson (06/25/10)
Margaret J. "Peggy" Larson, 76, of Marcus, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010, at her home in Marcus. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Marcus. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Sandra E. 'Sandi' Schulz (06/25/10)
Sandra E. "Sandi" Schulz, 70, of Le Mars, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Sandra Ellen Schulz was born Aug. 31, 1939, in Sioux City, the daughter of Marcia E. (Crane) and Kenneth L. Crabb, Sr. In 1958, she graduated from Central High School in Sioux City. Sandi graduated from a local beauty school following high school, and for a number of years, she owned a beauty shop in Riverside...
Roger Utesch (06/25/10)
Roger Utesch, 60, of Le Mars, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Roger Allen Utesch was born June 30, 1949, in Hawarden, the son of Dorothy E. (Haage) and Merlin G. Utesch. He graduated from Le Mars High School, among the class of 1967...
Roger A. Utesch (06/24/10)
Roger A. Utesch, 60, of Brunsville, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating...
Florence O. Spies (06/24/10)
Florence Olive Spies, 90, of Sioux City, and formerly of Hinton, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Westwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Sioux City. Florence was born Oct. 14, 1919, in Le Mars, the daughter of Walter and Julia (Harvey) Pratt. On Feb. 17, 1942, Florence married Wayne Allen Spies in South Sioux City, Neb. They were married for 62 years when he died April 27, 2006, in Sioux City...
Sandra E. 'Sandi' Schulz (06/24/10)
Sandra E. "Sandi" Schulz, 70, of Le Mars, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, at the Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Memorial services will be 5 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Timothy P. Geitz officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church, one hour prior to Sandi's service...
Merlyn Rehder (06/24/10)
Merlyn Rehder, 78, of Hawarden died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Hawarden Community Hospital after being diagnosed with cancer only 11 days before. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the American Lutheran Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. ...
Herman E. Kluver, longtime county supervisor, dies at 84 (06/24/10)
Herman E. Kluver, 84 of Remsen, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010. at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Herman was born July 6, 1925, on a farm south of Remsen, the son of Dick and Anna (Koch) Kluver. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith on Sept. 20, 1925...
Grace Pratt Babcock (06/24/10)
Grace Pratt Babcock, 91, of Moville, passed away peacefully at her home in Moville Tuesday evening, June 22, 2010. Funeral services will be at10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Rev. Matt Wentz officiating. Interment will be in the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 6-8 p.m. at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The visitation will continue Monday morning, one hour prior to Grace's service...
Roger Utesch (06/23/10)
Roger Utesch, 60, of Le Mars, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Arrangements are pending at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Thoughts, stories and condolences may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Florence O. Spies (06/23/10)
Florence Olive Spies, 90, of Sioux City, and formerly of Hnton, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Westwood Nursing & Rehab Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Roger Madden officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation with the family present will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Sandra Schulz (06/23/10)
Sandra Schulz, 70, of Le Mars, died Tuesday afternoon, June 22, 2010, at the Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are pending at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Thoughts, stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Herman E. Kluver (06/23/10)
Herman E. Kluver, 84, of Remsen, died Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital. Arrangements are pending with Fisch Funeral Home and Monument of Remsen.
Gary H. Demmel (06/23/10)
Gary H. Demmel, 67, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Vinton, died Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Cedar Valley Hospice House, Waterloo, following a brief illness with cancer. He was born Aug. 28, 1942, in Waterloo, the son of Harold and Ruth Dorsey Demmel. He married Carol Millar and Nancy Sampino, and on June 28, 1987, married Darline Balm at Sherill...
Grace Pratt Babcock (06/23/10)
Grace Pratt Babcock, 91, of Moville, died peacefully at her home in Moville Tuesday evening, June 22, 2010. The Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Grace's family with her funeral arrangements. Thoughts, stories or condolences may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Gerrit Van Donkelaar (06/18/10)
Gerrit Van Donkelaar, 69, of Maurice, died Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at his residence. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Reformed Church in Maurice. Burial will be in Sherman Township Cemetery. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., at Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City...
Jim Upton (06/18/10)
Jim Upton, 42, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in Le Mars. James Andrew Upton was born Aug. 21, 1967, in Weleetka, Okla., the son of Jack Upton and Rosetta (Estep) Walton. Early in his childhood, he moved with his family to Alcester, S.D. Jim attended school in Alcester and graduated from Alcester High School in 1985...
Loretta C. O'Connell (06/17/10)
Loretta (Kettler) O'Connell, 92, of Le Mars, formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Loretta Catherine Kettler was born July 17, 1917, in Lismore, Minn., the daughter of Leo J. and Ann (Hastert) Kettler. As a young girl, she moved with her family to Alton and then to Le Mars, where she graduated from Le Mars Central High School...
Barbara S. Gregory (06/16/10)
Barbara Sturges Gregory, 86, of Easton, Md., and a Le Mars native, died Friday, June 11, 2010, at William Hill Manor. Born in Le Mars, on Jan. 1, 1924, she was the daughter of the late George W. and Marianna Sims Sturges. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1945. She then married Edgar "Greg" Gregory, II on Nov. 17, 1945...
Eileen Vander Stoep (06/16/10)
Eileen Vander Stoep, 98, of Le Mars, passed away quietly at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars Tuesday June 15, 2010, with family at her side. Eileen Katherine Lenihan was born to D.C. and Nell Lenihan of Le Mars, Feb. 7, 1912, the third of five children. Her entire life was spent in Le Mars, graduating from Central High School in 1930, attending the University of Iowa for a year, and then returning to work at the Plymouth County Courthouse until her marriage...
Keith E. Benton (06/15/10)
Keith E. Benton, 81, of Marcus, died Sunday morning, June 13, 2010, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, surrounded by his family. Keith Edward Benton was born on the family farm near Oto Dec. 15, 1928, the son of Edward H. and Bernice (Kimsey) Benton. ...
Anita R. Berkenpas (06/15/10)
Anita Rose Berkenpas, 92, of Le Mars, made her journey to God's heaven on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, in Le Mars. Anita Rose Klave was born April 23, 1918, the daughter of Fred and Rose (Schmid) Klave in Union Township, Plymouth County. ...
Loretta C. O'Connell (06/15/10)
Loretta (Kettler) O'Connell, 92, of Le Mars, formerly of Sioux City, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, following a brief illness. Arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Fred J. Ludwigs (06/14/10)
Fred J. Ludwigs, of Stanton, died Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Hillcrest Country Estates in Papillion, Nebraska at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 26 days. Fred Janssen Ludwigs, the son of William and Clara (Brabander) Ludwigs was born October 17, 1920 in Chatsworth. Fred was raised in Chatsworth where he attended school...
Anita Berkenpas (06/14/10)
Anita Rose Berkenpas, 92, of Le Mars, made her journey to God's heaven on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Anita's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memoires and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Keith E. Benton (06/14/10)
Keith E. Benton, 81, of Marcus, died Sunday morning, June 13, 2010, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Gary McDonough officiating. Interment will be in Oto...
Eleanor Harvey (06/11/10)
Eleanor Harvey, 91, of Akron, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, with the Rev. Carla Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday 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...
Woodrow G. Peters (06/11/10)
Woodrow G. "Woody" Peters, 92, of Hawarden, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery, with military rites. Visitation will begin at noon Sunday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Franz Schneider (06/10/10)
Franz Schneider, 94, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Franz William Leon Schneider was born April 27, 1916, on the family farm in Clinton County near Wheatland, Iowa, the son of John and Ernestine (Beckmann) Schneider. Franz was raised on the family farm and graduated from Wheatland High School with the Class of 1933...
Peter J. Moss (06/10/10)
Peter Moss, 83, of Orange City, died Tuesday June 8, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Peter James was born Dec. 20, 1926, in rural Rock Valley, the son of Marion and Henrietta (Westra) Moss. He was raised in the Middleburg area...
Larry Gaul (06/09/10)
Larry Gaul, 54, of Le Mars, died at his home Tuesday, June 8, 2010, following a lengthy illness. Lawrence Ivan Gaul was born March 5, 1956, at Le Mars, the son of Don and Vera (Hellman) Gaul. Larry grew up in Le Mars and graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School in 1975. He then moved to Burlington and was employed with U.S. Gypsum working in the mines for six years...
Rev. Donald L. Deines (06/09/10)
The Rev. Donald L. Deines, 65, of Austin, Minn., died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, Minn. Pastor Don's first parish was St. John's American Lutheran Church in Le Mars, where he served as youth pastor from 1971-1975...
Franz Schneider (06/09/10)
Franz Schneider, 94, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson and the Rev. Jan Christensen officiating. ...
Tyler Shilling (06/08/10)
Tyler Shilling, 37, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 5, 2010, at his home in Omaha. Tyler Ryan Shilling was born Dec. 28, 1972, in North Platte, Neb., the son of Donald and Alexis (Schwank) Shilling. Early in his childhood, he moved with his family to Le Mars. ...
Franz Schneider (06/08/10)
Franz Schneider, 94, of Le Mars, died Monday, June 7, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Lawrence Gaul (06/08/10)
Larry Gaul, 54, of Le Mars died at his Le Mars home today (Tuesday), June 8, 2010, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are pending with the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Shirley Ainsworth (06/07/10)
Shirley Ainsworth, 74, of Le Mars, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Shirley Jo Ann Schulz was born April 29, 1936, in Merrill, the daughter of Le Roy and Mildred (Peterson) Schulz. She attended school in Le Mars. Shirley and William Ainsworth were united in marriage Dec. 16, 1955 at the Free Methodist Church in Le Mars. Shirley and Bill made their home and raised their family in Le Mars...
Fred Lammers (06/07/10)
Fred Lammers, 80 of Akron, formerly of Sioux City, died Saturday, June 5, 2010 at his home in Akron. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Michael Erpelding celebrating. Entombment will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Sioux City with military rites conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. ...
Barry T. Saxen (06/07/10)
Barry T. Saxen, 39, formerly of Pierson, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at his home in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. today (Monday), at the United Methodist Church in Pierson, with the Rev. William Cotten officiating. Interment was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Pierson...
Tyler Shilling (06/07/10)
Tyler Shilling, 37, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Le Mars, Iowa died unexpectedly Saturday, June 5, 2010, at his home in Omaha. Funeral services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Barry T. Saxen (06/04/10)
Barry T. Saxen, 39, formerly of Pierson, died Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at his home in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Johnson- Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley, is assisting Barry's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Marilyn (Tammen) Morgan (06/04/10)
Marilyn Joan (Tammen) Morgan, of Clarion, rested from her earthly journey Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 after a brave and inspirational fight against cancer. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig, with the Rev. Sara Nye officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Craig...
Shirley Ainsworth (06/04/10)
Shirley Ainsworth, 74, of Le Mars, died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at the Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Shirley's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Gideon Schnabel (06/03/10)
Gideon Schnabel, 98, of Apple Valley, Minn., and a former Le Mars resident, died Tuesday, June 1, 2010. While a Le Mars resident, Gideon worked for the Le Mars Community School District. Survivors include his children, Dorothy Sonksen, Ronald (Sandra), Darlene (Randall) Reuter, Loretta Ruhland and Sherry Schnabel; 28 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren...
Briggs Todd Allen (06/03/10)
Briggs Todd Allen, infant son of Todd and Mindi (Roepke) Allen of Le Mars, was born 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 31, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Survivors include his parents, Todd and Mindi Allen of Le Mars; his siblings, Brooke, Derek and Jenna, all at home; maternal grandparents, Glenda Roepke of Merrill and the late Darrell Roepke Jr.; paternal grandparents, David and Karen Allen of Akron; maternal great-grandparents, Darrell and Charlene Roepke of Hinton; paternal great-grandparents, Claire and Phyllis Allen of Akron and Joann Mishler of Sioux City; aunts and uncles: Karlene and Dennis Stabe of Elk Point, S.D., Darin Roepke of Le Mars, Amie and Troy Henrich of Le Mars, Emily Roepke of Le Mars, Janell and Mitch Lanning of Akron, and Curt and Tara Allen of Le Mars; and several cousins.. ...
Briggs Todd Allen (06/02/10)
Briggs Todd Allen, infant son of Todd and Mindi (Roepke) Allen of Le Mars, went to heaven Monday, May 31, 2010. He was born at 11:15 a.m. Monday, May 31, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long...
Lawrence Roling (06/01/10)
Lawrence Roling, 98, of Remsen, died Friday, May 28, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Lawrence was born Feb. 15, 1912, at rural Remsen, the son of Fred and Mary (Reisberg) Roling. He was raised in the Remsen area and attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen...
Lynn Marie Flanagan (06/01/10)
Lynn Marie Flanagan, 57, of Sheldon, formerly of Marcus, died Thursday, May 27, 2010, at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center following a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Rev. ...
Duane H. Clifton (06/01/10)
Duane Hugh Clifton, 79, of Westfield, died Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes in Sioux City. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post of Akron. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home...