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Obituaries from September 2010

Jordon A. Strang (09/30/10)
Jordon A. Strang, 29, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at his home in Le Mars. Jordon Ashley Strang was born Dec. 3, 1980, in Sheldon, the son of Virgil and Charlotte (Fields) Strang. He attended school in Roseburg, Ore., and Everly and Spencer in Iowa...
Sharon F. Niessink (09/30/10)
Sharon F. (Koerselman) Niessink, 59, lost her battle with cancer Sept. 27, 2010, at Anchorage, Alaska.
Robert W. Merritt (09/29/10)
Robert William Merritt, 88, of Carroll, died peacefully at home Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. Born to William and Martha (Machler) Merritt in Le Mars on June 4, 1922, Bob was schooled in the Le Mars community and attended Westmar College there. He moved to California during the great Iowa migration of World War II, and worked in a factory that made instrument panels for bombers. ...
Jordon A. Strang (09/29/10)
Jordon A. Strang, 29, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at his home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. to greet friends. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the funeral service on Friday...
Carol A. Tschampl (09/29/10)
Carol Anne Tschampl, 69, of rural Hintonm died Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with a parish vigil at 7 p.m., at Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City...
Melvin C. Treptow (09/28/10)
Melvin C. Treptow, 91, of Pierson, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Pierson United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bill Cotton will officiate. Military rites will be conducted at the church by the Harrison F. ...
Dan Boettcher (09/27/10)
Daniel Boettcher, 65, of Chatsworth, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, at the Hawarden Community Hospital in Hawarden. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Melvin C. Treptow (09/27/10)
Melvin C. Treptow, 91, of Pierson, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at the Correctionville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.. The Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Melvin's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories, and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
James 'Jim' Richters (09/24/10)
James "Jim" Richters, 66, of Sergeant Bluff, formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, Sept.r 22, 2010, at his daughter's home in Sergeant Bluff. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturdayat First Baptist Church, in Akron. Pastor Mike Avery will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m.today (Friday), at the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Martha Siebens (09/23/10)
Martha Siebens, 99, of Pompano Beach, Fla., formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at her home. Martha was born June 24, 1911, to Esdert and Grace Siebens. Martha grew up in Preston Township, Plymouth County, Iowa. She moved to Mapleton, Minn., where she worked in a chicken hatchery. Later she became a caregiver to Verdene Kunz who had cerebral palsy. Martha was to be her caregiver for Verdene's entire lifespan...
Dorothy Schumacher (09/23/10)
Dorothy Schumacher, 86, of Hawarden, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Dorothy Lavonne Schumacher was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Hawarden, the daughter of Carl and Cora (Munson) Anderson. She married Leo Schumacher on Feb. 16, 1944. In the first years of marriage Leo and Dorothy farmed south of Beresford, S.D. Then in the spring of 1959 they moved south of Hawarden to the farm...
George L. Kelly (09/23/10)
George L. Kelly, 71, of Topeka, died Sept. 21, 2010. George was born July 12, 1939, in Oyens, the son of Roy and Viola Kelly. While serving in the USAF from 1957 to 1962, he married Britta Desbien Dec. 26, 1959. in Holton, Kan. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2009. ...
Magnus Hy. (Henry) Goebel (09/22/10)
Magnus Hy. (Henry) Goebel, 91, of Granville, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Magnus was born Jan. 23, 1919, at rural Granville, the son of John and Martha (Bernard) Goebel. He was raised in Granville area and attended St. ...
Ella J. Corley (09/21/10)
Ella J. Corley, 91, of Le Mars, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Craig. Visitations will be after 5 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Grace Lutheran Church followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service at the church. Visitation will continue Wednesday afternoon at the church from 1 p.m. until service time...
Blanche E. Dennler (09/21/10)
Blanche E. Dennler, 88, of rural Merrill, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Melbourne United Methodist Church, rural Merrill. The Rev. Neva Thorn-Perdue will officiate. ...
Ella J. Corley (09/20/10)
Ella J. Corley, 91, of Le Mars, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Ella Johannah Lena Eilers was born Oct. 13, 1918, on a farm north of Craig, the daughter of John and Theda (Pageler) Eilers. She attended country school near Craig...
Gladys De Pree (09/20/10)
Gladys (Den Herder) De Pree, 90, of Maurice died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Reformed Church of Maurice, with the Rev. Mark Haverdink officiating. Interment will follow the service in Sherman Township Cemetery of rural Maurice. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center...
Blanche E. Dennler (09/20/10)
Blanche E. Dennler, 88, of rural Merrill, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Blanche Eleanor Hawkins was born Christmas Day, 1921, on the family farm in Elgin Township, rural Le Mars, the daughter of Albert and Annie (Zimmerman) Hawkins. Blanche attended country grade school and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1939...
Elmer Heien (09/20/10)
Elmer Heien, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at his home in Le Mars. Elmer Herman Heien was born July 22, 1922, on a farm West of Craig, the son of Otto and Louise (Baack) Heien. He was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Preston Township, rural Akron, and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Craig. He attended country school near Craig...
Dolores 'Dee' Plueger (09/20/10)
Dolores "Dee" Plueger, 74, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at her home in Le Mars. Dolores Mary Sweeney was born May 20, 1936, at Presho, S.D., the daughter of Sylvester and Veronica (Jacoby) Sweeney. She began her education in Presho, S.D., and attended two years of high school at Mount Marty High School in Yankton, S.D., before graduating with the first class of Gehlen High School in 1954...
Elmer Heien (09/17/10)
Elmer Heien, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept.15, 2010, at his home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4 p.m. Saturday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home...
Thomas W. Driscoll (09/17/10)
Thomas W. Driscoll, 92, of Le Mars, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side and went to be with our Heavenly Father Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Thomas William Driscoll was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Wisner, Neb., one of six children, the son of Daniel and Mary (Geary) Driscoll. He moved with his parents as a small child to a farm in Minnesota. He was educated in Minnesota and helped his dad farm until his marriage to Pearl Polesky...
Carl J. Mayer (09/17/10)
Carl J. Mayer, 84, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at his home following several months of battling cancer. Carl John Mayer was born March 29, 1926 on a farm near Marcus, the third son born to Erwin W. and Elsa Rosine (Dorr) Mayer. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus April 25, 1926. ...
Dolores Plueger (09/17/10)
Dolores Plueger, 74, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at her home in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Richard Reis officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Thomas W. Driscoll (09/16/10)
Thomas W. Driscoll, 92, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Burial will be in St. ...
Elmer Heien (09/16/10)
Elmer Heien, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at his home in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy Meis (09/16/10)
Dorothy Meis, 88, of Arvada, Colo., and formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly from heart failure Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Exempla Lutheran Hospital in Arvada, Colo. Dorothy Mae Hart was born Feb. 15, 1922, on the family farm in Grove Township, Humboldt County, Iowa to Clyde and Blanche (Nordschow) Hart. ...
Dolores Plueger (09/16/10)
Dolores Plueger, 74, of Le Mars, died today (Thursday), Sept. 16, 2010, at her home in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen - Feuerstein Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Carl J. Mayer (09/15/10)
Carl J. Mayer, 84, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be10 a.m. Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. James Gruber will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus-Amherst Cemetery. ...
Glenn Henderson (09/15/10)
Glenn H. Henderson, formerly of rural Beresford, S.D., died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Avera Trauma Care following a fall at Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls, S.D. Born second of six sons to Orsie and Emma Sanwald Henderson March 25, 1921, in Loop City, Neb., Glenn grew up near Scotland, S.D., and graduated from high school in 1939. Following a four-year World War II Army tour in the Phillipines, Glenn married Alma Fuerst of Kaylor, S.D. in January 1946...
Velva R. Ford (09/15/10)
Velva Rose Ford, nee Brangwin, was born into eternal life with our Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 92 at her home in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010. She was born in Le Mars, and graduated from Le Mars High School. Velva attended nursing school at the University of Iowa and became a registered nurse. Her career involved working in various hospitals including Sacred Heart Hospital and as a visiting nurse for Western Union in Chicago...
Marguerite Petry (09/14/10)
Marguerite Petry, 95, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Marguerite Wilma Bass was born Aug. 29, 1915, in Marcus, the daughter of W.W. "William" and Nora (Kracke) Bass. When she was three years old her mother died. Her father later married Blanche Ulstad. Marguerite attended and graduated from Marcus High School. Following high school she received her teaching certificate and taught country school...
Mildred Lahrs (09/14/10)
Mildred Lahrs, 89, of Le Mars, formerly of Hinton, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. ...
Marguerite Petry (09/13/10)
Marguerite Petry, 95, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Brentwood Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Le Mars United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Larson officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Dorothy Meis (09/13/10)
Dorothy Meis, 88, of Arvada, Colo.,, formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. ...
Mildred Lahrs (09/13/10)
Mildred Lahrs, 89, of Le Mars, formerly of Hinton, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mildred Louise Bogenrief was born Jan. 3, 1921, in Hinton, the daughter of Adlai and Henrietta (Riediger) Bogenreif. She was raised and educated in Hinton, graduating from Hinton High School in 1939. Mildred later attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., where she received her teaching certificate...
Lucille Carey (09/13/10)
Lucille Carey, 93, of Marcus, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today (Monday), at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Gary McDonough will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus -- Amherst Cemetery. ...
Lucille Carey (09/10/10)
Lucille Carey, 93, of Marcus, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Lucille's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnosnfh.com...
Donald Brundeen (09/10/10)
Donald "Don" Brundeen, 82, of Akron, died unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial with military rites conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron, will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church...
Florence Bader (09/10/10)
Florence Bader, 83, of Le Mars, died early Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars, of respiratory failure after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ, 858 Seventh Ave. ...
Harold Jelken (09/09/10)
Patricia Ann Staab (09/09/10)
Patricia Ann Staab, 72, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Patricia was born May 10, 1938, at Sioux City, the daughter of Dale and Alta (Larson) Collins. She was raised and educated in Sioux City, graduating from Leeds High School in 1956. On Oct. 13, 1956, she married Wendell Staab at Vermillion, S.D. They were married 53 years...
Geralyn Ann 'Geri' Langel (09/09/10)
Geralyn Ann "Geri" Langel, 53, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, surrounded by her family at her home. Geralyn Ann Langel was born Jan. 3, 1957, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, the daughter of Leonard and Ardis (Schleis) Langel. She grew up in Le Mars and attended Gehlen Catholic Schools from kindergarten through high school graduation in 1975. Geri then attended and graduated from the Spencer School of Business in Spencer...
Dr. Hal W. Russell, D.C. (09/08/10)
Dr. Hal W. Russell, D.C., 59, of Fort Collins, Colo., and a chiropractor with Russell Family Health, died Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Hal Warren Russell was born July 27, 1951, in Forsyth, Mont., the son of Hallie Vincent and Leona Russell. He felt blessed to be born into a family that was grounded in love for each other and a foundation in faith...
Florence Bader (09/08/10)
Florence Bader, 83, of Le Mars, died early Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars, of respiratory failure after a lengthy illness. Florence Mae (Morris) Bader was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Rutland, Vt., but grew up in Poultney, a village nestled amongst the Green Mountains of Vermont with a large Welsh community. She was the younger daughter of Llewelyn Morris and Caroline (Owens) Morris. Her father was a Welsh immigrant, a skilled slate splitter and a gifted musician...
Geralyn 'Geri' Langel (09/08/10)
Geralyn Ann "Geri" Langel, 53, of Le Mars, died today (Wednesday), Sept. 8, 2010, surrounded by her family at her home. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Richard 'Dick' Wolf (09/07/10)
Richard J. "Dick" Wolf, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Richard John Wolf was born Aug. 8, 1944, in Adrian, Minn., the son of Elmer and Clotilde (Meis) Wolf. He moved to a farm near Oyens with the family when he was a young boy and attended Gehlen Catholic Grade School and High School...
Gregory Schlichte (09/07/10)
Gregory Schlichte, 79, of Craig, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Gregory Joseph Schlichte was born Dec. 7, 1930, on the family farm near Granville, the son of Joseph and Cora (Penning) Schlichte. He attended country school near Granville...
Richard J. 'Dick' Wolf (09/03/10)
Richard J. "Dick" Wolf, 66, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Annola M. Schweitzberger (09/03/10)
Annola M. Schweitzberger, 87, of Kingsley, died early Thursday morning, Sept. 2, 2010, at the Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Annola Mae Schweitzberger, the only child of Raymond and Bertha (Page) Fletcher, was born July 19, 1923, in Kingsley. She graduated from Pierson High School...
Florence Bader (09/03/10)
Florence Bader, 83, of Le Mars, died today (Thursday), Sept. 2, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars (Brentwood). Funeral arrrangments are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.
Gregory Schlichte (09/03/10)
Gregory Schlichte, 79, of rural Struble, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Annola M. Schweitzberger (09/02/10)
Annola M. Schweitzberger, 87, of Kingsley, died early Thursday morning, Sept. 2, 2010, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Interment will be in the Kingsley Cemetery...
James 'Jim' Netley (09/02/10)
James "Jim" Netley, 63, of Dakota Dunes, S.D., died unexpectedly Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 near Akron. James Bruce Netley was born Feb. 28, 1947, in Akron, the son of Arthur and Ninon (Haddock) Netley. He attended Ruble country school and later high school in Akron. He graduated from Akron High School in 1965. He attended Westmar College in Le Mars and graduated with his teaching certificate in 1969...
Richard 'Rich' Martin (09/02/10)
Richard "Rich" Martin, 36, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, from injuries sustained in a truck accident. Richard "Rich" Patrick Martin was born Dec. 16, 1973, to Daniel and Lynda (Stinton) Martin in Sioux Falls, S.D. Rich was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Rich had attended school in Le Mars and Sioux City...
Florence Bader (09/02/10)
Florence Bader, 83, of Le Mars, died today (Thursday), Sept. 2, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars (Brentwood). Funeral arrrangments are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.
James 'Jim' Netley (09/01/10)
James "Jim" Netley, 63, of Dakota Dunes, S.D., died unexpectedly Monday, August 30, 2010 near Akron. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Richard 'Rich' Martin (09/01/10)
Richard "Rich" Martin, 36, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, from injuries sustained in a truck accident. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness of St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. ...
David J. Hunt (09/01/10)
David J. Hunt, 55, of Hinton died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at his residence. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sunnybrook Community Church in Sioux City. Burial will be in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday, with the family present 6-8 p.m., at Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City...