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Obituaries from August 2010

Richard 'Rich' Martin (08/31/10)
Richard "Rich" Martin, 36, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, from injuries sustained in a truck accident. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Clifford 'Jake' Lehmann (08/31/10)
Clifford "Jake" Lehmann, 74, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at his home in Merrill, after a two and a half year battle against bile duct cancer. Clifford George Lehmann was born Sept. 4, 1935, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, the second child of George and Leona (Crowley) Lehmann. He was raised with his sisters and brother west of Merrill. A neighbor boy nicknamed him "Jake" when he was young and it stayed with him his entire life. Very few people including close friends knew him as Clifford...
Carl W. 'Chuck' Mammen (08/30/10)
Carl W. "Chuck" Mammen, 99, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Carl William Mammen was born Aug. 25, 1911, on a farm in Grant Township, Plymouth County, the son of Charles H. and Anne (Borchers) Mammen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. He attended country school near his home...
Clifford 'Jake' Lehmann (08/30/10)
Clifford "Jake" Lehmann, 74, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at his home in Merrill, after a two and a half year battle against bile duct cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill with family friend the Rev. Andrew Sohm and the Rev. Dan Greving con-celebrating the burial mass. Interment will be immediately following the mass at Assumption Cemetery in Merrill...
Joyce G. Lee (08/30/10)
Joyce G. (Petersen) Lee, 83, of Sioux City, and a Le Mars native, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at a local assisted living center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Lutheran Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Charles Wolff officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. today (Monday) with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service in Sergeant Bluff...
Aneta Ledgerwood (08/30/10)
Aneta Ledgerwood, 96, of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at her home. Aneta Gertrude Porsch was born Sept. 14, 1913, on the family farm at rural Hinton, the daughter of Thomas and Helena (Schwartz) Porsch. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton. She attended and graduated from high school in Moville...
Megan Dirks (08/30/10)
Megan Dirks, 25, of Akron, formerly of Iowa City, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at her parent's home in Akron following a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Monsignor Richard Zenk will celebrate. ...
Anita Ledgerwood (08/27/10)
Anita Ledgerwood, 96, of Le Mars, died today (Friday), Aug. 27, 2010, at her home. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
James M. 'Jim' Kelley (08/26/10)
James M. "Jim" Kelley, 69, of Lincoln, Neb., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at The Monarch Inpatient Hospice Facility in Lincoln, after being diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer on June 11, 2010. Jim was born March 7, 1941, in Le Mars, the son of the Honorable James and Helen Kelley. He graduated from Gehlen High School in 1959...
Paul E. Bock (08/26/10)
Paul E. Bock, 85, formerly of Hinton and Sioux City, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. at Northwood Hills Care Center at Humansville, Mo. Paul Eugene Bock was born March 19, 1925, in Moville, the son of Hans and Mabel (Boland) Bock. He married Elizabeth L. Roepke May 13, 1946 in Leeds...
Stella C. Gundel (08/25/10)
Stella C. Gundel, 91, of Sioux City, and formerly of Merrill, died at her home Monday, June 28, 2010. Stella was born on a farm near Brunswick, Neb., May 27, 1919, to David William and Hattie Estella (Dawdy) Harris. The last of five children, she was the only one not born in Iowa, and the only one who returned to Iowa to live. ...
Paul E. Bock (08/25/10)
Paul E. Bock, 85, formerly of Hinton and Sioux City, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Northwood Hills Care Center at Humansville, Mo. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Gary Snyder officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery-Neptune, rural Hinton. Visitation with the family present will be after 9 a.m. Saturday until service time...
Stella C. Gundel (08/24/10)
Stella C. Gundel, 91, of Sioux City, formerly of Merrill, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at her home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux City. Visitation with the family present will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the church...
Paul E. Bock (08/24/10)
Paul E. Bock, 85, formerly of Hinton and Sioux City, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Northwood Hills Care Center at Humansville, Mo. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Gary Snyder officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery-Neptune, rural Hinton. Visitation with the family present will be after 9 a.m. Saturday until service time...
Virginia 'Gini' Schuller (08/23/10)
Virginia "Gini" Schuller, 62, of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at her home. Virginia Rae Vant Hul was born Aug. 13, 1948, the daughter of William and Mildred Vant Hul in Orange City. "Gini" as she was known to family and friends attended and graduated from Floyd Valley High School in Alton, with the Class of 1966. Following graduation from high school, Gini enrolled in nursing school at St. Vincent's School of Nursing in Sioux City. She graduated with her nursing degree in 1969...
Alice L. Rieckmann (08/23/10)
Alice L. Rieckmann, 96, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Alice Lina Rieckman was born on October 27, 1913, in Wamego, Kan., the daughter of Oswald and Frieda (Wohlweber) Meissner. Her family moved to a farm near Correctionville in 1916 and later relocated to the family farm south of Pierson. Alice attended country school and graduated from Pierson High School in 1931...
Stella C. Gundel (08/23/10)
Stella C. Gundel, 91, of Sioux City, formerly of Merrill, died Monday, June 28, 2010, at her home. A memorial aervice will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Sioux City. Visitation with the family present will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the church...
Paul E. Bock (08/23/10)
Paul E. Bock, 85, formerly of Hinton and Sioux City, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Northwood Hills Care Center at Humansville, Mo. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Marian V. Utesch (08/20/10)
Marian V. Utesch, 81, of Oyens, died Wednesday, Aug.18, 2010, at her home in Oyens. Marian Virginia Steichen was born May 27, 1929 at Alton, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Henricy) Steichen. She moved to Remsen in 1941 with her family and attended St. Mary's grade and high school and graduated in 1947...
Marian E. Utesch (08/19/10)
Marian E. Utesch, 81, of Oyens, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at her home in Oyens. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen & Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Wilma Jean Korthas (08/19/10)
Wilma Jean Korthas, 83, of Fort Dodge, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice House in Fort Dodge. Wilma was born July 2, 1927, the daughter of LeRoy and Anna (Pochop) Thomas in Gregory, S.D. She graduated from high school in Plainview, Neb., and received a teaching certificate. She taught in a one-room school in the Plainview vicinity...
Bonnie DeMers (08/19/10)
Bonnie E. (Bauer) DeMers, 86, of Ankeny, formerly of Spencer, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Hospice Mercy-Johnston in Johnston. Bonnie Elaine (Bauer) DeMers was born Aug. 29, 1923, in Scranton, the daughter of Peter C. and Fern (Rosbon) Bauer. She graduated from Ware High School, Pocahontas, in 1941. She continued her education at the National Business Training School in Sioux City...
LaVerle A. 'Rozy' Rozell (08/18/10)
LaVerle A. "Rozy" Rozell, 71, of Hawarden, died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at the Avera McKennan Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the American Lutheran Church in Hawarden with the Rev. Tom Van Engen officiating. Burial with graveside military rites will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon today (Wednesday), with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden...
Darlene M. Goebel (08/18/10)
Darlene M. Goebel, 80, of Sioux City, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Bickford Cottage in Sioux City. Darlene M. Goebel was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Oyens, the daughter of James and Margaret (Bahmer) Madden. She grew up in the Westfield area. She married Joseph E. Goebel Dec. 26, 1945, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellendale. Joseph died Feb. 19, 2002, in Sioux City...
Bonnie E. DeMers (08/18/10)
Bonnie E. (Bauer) DeMers, 86, of Ankeny, formerly of Spencer, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at Hospice Mercy-Johnston in Johnston. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Interment will be at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Marcus. Visitations will be after 10 a.m. Friday at the church...
Lois Lucile Benedict (08/18/10)
Lois Lucile Benedict, 88, of La Cross, Wis., died peacefully Monday, Aug. 16, 2010. at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. Lois Lucile Benedict was born May 3, 1922, in Kingsley, the daughter of Elizabeth E. (Karrer) and Harry Kinzey. Lois married Lester E. Benedict Nov. 11, 1944. Lester died Jan. 20, 1990...
Phyllis A. Hindman (08/17/10)
Phyllis A. (Newman) Hindman, 75, of Sioux City, and Merrill area native, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel Guenther officiating. ...
Darlene M. Goebel (08/17/10)
Darlene M. (Madden) Goebel, 80, of Sioux City, and a former Westfield area resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Bickford Cottage in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Gary Snyder officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Ellendale, rural Merrill. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel...
Bonnie DeMers (08/17/10)
Bonnie E. (Bauer) DeMers, 86, of Ankeny, formerly of Spencer, died Monday, August 16, 2010 at Hospice Mercy-Johnston, Iowa. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Ervin Ommen (08/16/10)
Ervin Ommen, 84, of Ceylon, Minn., formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Luverne, Minn. Ervin Fred Ommen was born Sept. 10, 1925, in Plymouth County, the son of John and Freda (Popken) Ommen. He attended country school in Plymouth County, and later Central High School in Le Mars...
Lucille M. Kehrberg (08/16/10)
Lucille M. Kehrberg, 94, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and formerly of Pierson, died Thursday morning, Aug. 12, 2010, at the St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Lucille Marion Kehrberg, the daughter of Karl and Esther (Mether) Teisinger, was born Feb. 8, 1916, at rural Dunkerton, Iowa. She graduated from Le Mars Central High School...
Ervin Ommen (08/13/10)
Ervin Ommen, 84, of Ceylon, Minn., and formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, Aug.11, 2010 at the Minnesota Veteran's Home in Luverne, Minn. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Ceylon, Minn. The Rev. Eugene Anderson will officiate. ...
Lucille M. Kehrberg (08/13/10)
Lucille M. Kehrberg, 94, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., and formerly of Pierson and Kingsley, died Thursday morning, Aug. 12, 2010, at the St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Interment will be in the Kingsley City Cemetery...
George W. Frerichs (08/13/10)
George W. Frerichs, 78, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. George Wilbur Frerichs was born Aug. 15, 1931, on a farm near Le Mars, the son of Claus B. and Minnie (Sathoff) Frerichs. He attended country school near his home and later graduated from Le Mars High School in 1950. ...
George Frerichs (08/12/10)
George Frerichs, 78, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Ramona Gloden (08/12/10)
Ramona Gloden, 74, of Hospers, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Sanford Sheldon Hospital in Sheldon. Ramona was born Aug. 4, 1936, at rural Granvillle, the daughter of Joe and Emma (Penning) Sauer. She was raised and educated in the Granvillle area and graduated from St. Joseph's Catholic High School in 1954...
Charles W. Bernard Jr. (08/11/10)
Charles W. Bernard Jr. 45, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died on Sunday Aug. 8, 2010, at his home. Charles Wesley Bernard Jr. was born Sept. 5, 1964, the son of Charles Sr. and Eleanore (Person) Bernard. On Sept. 16, 2007. Charles was united in marriage with Ann Renken at Swan Lake Christian Camp outside of Viborg, S.D. The couple made their home in Sioux Falls, and Charles was anxiously awaiting the birth of their child this December...
Richard 'Dick' Held (08/11/10)
Richard G. "Dick" Held, 58, of rural Hinton, died unexpectedly at his home near Hinton, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Richard Gary Held was born Sept. 21, 1951, in Sioux City, one of two boys born to Howard and Evelyn (Madsen) Held. He graduated from Hinton High School in 1971. Richard continued his education at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa where he majored in animal marketing...
Mary Lucille Wells (08/11/10)
Mary Lucille Wells, 93, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Mary Lucille Bray was born May 29, 1917, near Westfield, the daughter of James "Frank" and Rose (Gainor) Bray. Lucille attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars for 10 years and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1936...
Richard G. 'Dick' Held (08/10/10)
Richard G. "Dick" Held, 58, of rural Hinton, died unexpectedly at his home near Hinton, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Funeral services will take be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the Hinton United Methodist Church in Hinton. The Rev. Neva Thorn-Perdue will officiate. ...
Eileen M. Kohler (08/10/10)
Eileen Marie Kohler, 85, surrounded by her loving family, died at her home in Ames Sunday, August 8, 2010. Eileen was born June 22, 1925, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Curt and Josephine Gilweit. She moved to southern California when she was three. She graduated from high school in the Los Angeles area, and during World War II, she worked for the Army Medical Corp. Later she worked as a bookkeeper...
Helen Blake (08/09/10)
Helen M. (Chase) Blake, 85, of Akron, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial Services were at 11 a.m. today (Monday) at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Pastor Steve Jewett of New Horizons United Church of Christ in Akron, officiated. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation with the family present was from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home...
Arthur J. Delperdang (08/09/10)
Arthur J. Delperdang, 83, of Sioux City, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, in Sioux City. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today (Monday) at Church of the Nativity Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Gerald Feierfeil officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel...
Sidney 'Roy' Eisma (08/09/10)
Sidney LeRoy "Roy" Eisma, 69, of rural Ireton, died suddenly Friday, August 6, 2010, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Sidney LeRoy "Roy" Eisma was born Dec. 19, 1940, at Hawarden, the son of Sidney and Minnie (Sinkey) Eisma. He attended Ireton Christian Grade School...
Michael Gray (08/09/10)
Former Le Mars resident Michael Paul Gray, 56, of Cameron, Mo. died July 29, 2010, at a hospital in Brainerd, Minn., after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Michael was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Feb.12, 1954, the son of Paul and Arden Gray...
Ronald K. Utech (08/05/10)
Lloyd E. Schultz (08/06/10)
Lloyd Earl Schultz, of Tehachapi, Calif., at the age of 81, passed on in Bakersfield, Calif., to be with his Lord on Aug. 1, 2010. Lloyd was born May 24, 1929 in Le Mars, to his parents Frank and LouElla Schultz. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in agriculture. ...
Steven C. Henry (08/05/10)
Steven C. Henry, 61, of Le Mars, and formerly of Kingsley, died Friday, July 30, 2010, surrounded by his family at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Steven Cleo Henry was born Jan. 20, 1949, in Kingsley, the son of Emmett W. and Stefanie (Kuhajewski) Henry. He attended Kingsley-Pierson High School. He sang in a local band while he was a teenager...
Glendon L. Tiede (08/05/10)
Glendon L. Tiede, 75, of Winterset, and formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at Winterset. Glen was born July 19, 1935, in Parkston, S.D., to John J. and Bertha (Winter) Tiede. He married Helen Lagge on June 2, 1957. As high school sweethearts, the couple served as the brave and princess during their homecoming celebration. ...
Steven C. Henry (08/04/10)
Steven C. Henry, 61, of Sioux City, and formerly of Kingsley, died surrounded by his family Friday, July 30, 2010. at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. A memorial aervice will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley. Burial will follow at a later date. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home...
Robert A. Harrison (08/04/10)
Robert A. Harrison, 80, of Le Mars, died today (Wednesday), Aug. 4, 2010, at his home in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to his family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Darlene Gronemeyer (08/02/10)
Darlene Gronemeyer, 81, of Le Mars, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Darlene C. Plueger was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Le Mars, the daughter of Fred and Laura (Zink) Plueger. Darlene was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township, rural Le Mars. She attended country school and later graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1946...
Arthur E. Loutsch (08/02/10)
Arthur Emil Loutsch, 86, of Remsen, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Art was born Nov. 1, 1923, at rural Remsen, the son of Dominic and Catherine (Niehus) Loutsch. He was raised and educated in the Remsen area. He attended both rural school and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen. He then farmed with his father and brothers...
Steven C. Henry (08/02/10)
Steven C. Henry, 61, of Le Mars, and formerly of Kingsley, died Friday, July 30, 2010, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Steven's family with funeral arrangements...
Clara A. 'Toots' Smithson (08/02/10)
Clara A. "Toots" Smithson, 95, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 28, 2010. at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Clara Annis Bevans was born July 15, 1915, in Stanford, Colo., the daughter of Benjamin and Ruth (Schrock) Bevans. She graduated from Poly High School in Long Beach, Calif...