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Obituaries from November 2010

Carol E. Bligh (11/30/10)
Carol E. (Christman) Bligh, 58, of South Sioux City, Neb., went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital surrounded by her family. Carol was born Oct. 4, 1952, in Mapleton, the daughter of Harold and Evelyn (Christensen) Christman. Carol grew up in the Smithland and Remsen areas. She graduated from Remsen-Union High School in 1970. She continued her education by attending Nettleton Business College in Sioux City, graduating in 1971...
Raymond N. Flanagan (11/30/10)
Raymond N. Flanagan, 90, of Marcus, died early Monday morning, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus with the Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Name Parish Cemetery, Marcus, with military honors provided by the F.I. Goodburn Post 517 of Marcus...
Stanley W. Kovarna (11/29/10)
Stanley William Kovarna, 90 of Sioux City, and formerly of Merrill, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. Stan was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Merrill, the son of James and Clara (Hartman) Kovarna. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Alma Laura Edwards of Elk Point, S.D., in 1946. The couple farmed near Merrill for more than 60 years before moving to assisted living at Sunrise Retirement Community...
Arlo H. Beermann (11/29/10)
Arlo Herman Beermann, 73, of Le Mars, formerly of the Ireton and Hawarden area, died unexpected Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arlo Herman Beermann was born June 13, 1937, at Ireton, the son of Herman and Martha (Bertram) Beermann. ...
Ronald M. Bock (11/29/10)
Ronald M. Bock, 78, of Le Mars died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at his home. Ronald Marcel Bock was born March 3, 1932, in Merrill, the son of Clarence and Irene (Marx) Bock. He attended Hinton High School, graduating in 1951. Following high school, Ronald "Corky" began his 43-year career with Plymouth County. He started as a maintainer operator on secondary roads and was later promoted to superintendent of secondary roads...
Gordon D. Phipps (11/29/10)
Gordon D. Phipps, 63, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Oil City, Pa., while visiting family. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Gordon's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Arlo H. Beermann (11/26/10)
Arlo H. Beermann, 73, of Le Mars, formerly of Ireton and Hawarden, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden.
Elise M. Beaulieu (11/22/10)
Elise M. (Vondrak) Beaulieu, 92, of Sioux City, formerly of Hinton, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at her residence at Bickford Cottages in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellendale, rural Merrill, with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery at Ellendale. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel...
Anne L. Hennigs (11/22/10)
Anne L. Hennings, 51, of Lincoln, Neb., died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in Lincoln. Anne was an associate agent with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. She was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Lincoln, where she was active in Grace Circle, Senior Choir, Social Ministry, mission trips overseas and domestic, and as a confirmation guide and youth groups sponsor. She was also active in Teammates...
Marilyn Kruid (11/22/10)
Marilyn (Langstraat) Kruid, 68, of Maurice, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at The Sanford Health Center of Sioux Falls, S.D. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at First Reformed Church of Maurice, with the Rev. Mark Haverdink officiating. Interment was in Sherman Township Cemetery of Maurice. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 2 to 4 p.m., at Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center...
Merle Lucken (11/22/10)
Merle Lucken, 97, of Akron, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron, where she had resided for the past two years. Merle Adelaide Rustin was born Aug. 28, 1913, at home in Soldier, in Monona County, the daughter of Christian and Julia (Norby) Rustin. ...
Theresa M. Pick (11/22/10)
Theresa M. Pick, 100, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at her home in Arnolds Park. Funeral service were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial was in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Sunday, with a parish rosary at 3 p.m., and vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
Don Boetger (11/19/10)
Don Boetger, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Donald Leander Boetger was born Aug. 16, 1922, on the family farm southeast of Akron, to Leander Henry "Jim" and Ella M. (Erickson) Boetger. He attended country school near Chatsworth. Don began his lifelong career of farming in Union County, South Dakota until moving to a farm South of Akron. He continued to farm until his retirement. Don moved to Le Mars in 1999...
Ruth M. Elliott (11/19/10)
Ruth M. Elliott, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the Orange City Hospital. Ruth M. Murphy was born Jan. 8, 1922, in Matlock, the daughter of Dan and Ella (Wilson) Murphy. She graduated from the Sheldon High School. During World War II, Ruth worked in California as "Rosie the Riveter" building military aircraft. It was in California that she met her husband J. Larry Elliott...
Don Boetger (11/18/10)
Don Boetger, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness of St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars, officiating. Inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitations will be from 6 p.m. until service time...
Marshall Todd Daniels (11/18/10)
Marshall Todd Daniels, 45, of Hinton, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 22, at Morningside Assembly of God Church in Sioux City, with interment following in Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church...
Ruth M. Elliott (11/18/10)
Ruth M. Elliott, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at Orange City Health Care System in Orange City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass. ...
Robert J. Hettwer (11/18/10)
Robert Joseph Hettwer, age 78, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, peacefully in his home after a lenthy illness. Bob was born Feb. 20, 1932, in Le Mars, the son of Joseph and Sadie (Grothe) Hettwer. He grew up and received his education there. He then entered the Navy and served during the Korean War...
Donald J. Jahn (11/18/10)
Donald J. Jahn, 85, of Pierson, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness. Don was born Sept. 18, 1925, in rural Hinton, the son of Herman and Anna (Sparr) Jahn. He grew up in Moville, Iowa, where he graduated from Moville High School in 1943. He joined the U.S. Navy as a Radioman Third Class on the USS New Orleans. He was honorably discharged in April 1946...
Jeffrey S. Utterback (11/15/10)
SIOUX CITY -- Jeffrey Scott Utterback, 45, of Sioux City, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, in Le Mars. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City, with the Rev. Jeff Mose officiating. Burial will be in the Dakota City Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today (Monday) at the funeral home...
Richard Duncan (11/12/10)
Richard Duncan, 78, of Le Mars, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. Richard Duane Duncan was born Dec. 21, 1931, the son of Jess and Leona Duncan. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955. While in the Navy, Richard worked with aviation electronics. ...
Clara S. Hahn (11/12/10)
Clara Schneider Hahn, 93, of Le Mars died late Monday evening, Nov. 8, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Clara S. Hahn, the daughter of Marie (Voska) and Joseph Schneider, was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Scotland, S.D. Clara graduated salutatorian of her Scotland High School Class of 1935, and then worked for Bell Telephone in Sioux Falls, S.D., for several years. During this time she enjoyed sports including tennis and horseback riding, and also learned to fly airplanes...
Clayton F. Nemmers (11/12/10)
Clayton F. Nemmers, 83, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at his home in Le Mars. Clay was born March 8, 1927, in Le Mars, the son of Francis and Vera (St. Germaine) Nemmers. Clay was also affectionately called "Tiger" by many of his family and friends...
Vera M. Hanson (11/12/10)
Vera Meta (Milbrodt) Hanson, 84, of Sioux City, formerly of Elk Point, S.D., and an Akron area native, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Westwood Nursing Home in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Iverson-Siecke-Kober Funeral Home in Vermillion, S.D. Cremation will follow after the service. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Bluff View Cemetery in Vermillion. Visitation will be 1 p.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home...
Evelyn Small (11/12/10)
Evelyn Small, 89, of Akron, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City. Evelyn Sereldia Baldwin was born Oct. 6, 1921, on the family farm in Grant Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Oscar James and Seraldia (Heeren) Baldwin. She attended country school in Plymouth county and later high school in Akron. She graduated from Akron High School...
Richard Duncan (11/11/10)
Richard Duncan, 78, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 at the Happy Siesta Health Care Centerin Remsen. Funeral service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the Le Mars United Methodist Church officiating. Private interment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion post #241 of Le Mars will be Monday at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until service time Sunday evening...
Darrell G. Hartman (11/11/10)
Darrell Hartman, 73, of Maurice, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday 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 5-8 p.m. today (Thursday) with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center. A prayer service for family and friends will be held at 8 p.m...
Clayton F. Nemmers (11/11/10)
Clayton F. Nemmers, 83, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at his home in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the American Legion, Wasmer Post #241 will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Beverly Jean (Robinette) Cockrell (11/10/10)
Beverly J. Cockrell, 60, Platte City, Mo., died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at her home, following a lengthy illness. Bev was born Jan. 28, 1950, in Le Mars, the daughter of Arnold and Rosemary Robinette. Bev was a beautiful, strong, intelligent, talented woman who loved her family, friends, God and the game of golf. ...
Richard Duncan (11/10/10)
Richard Duncan, 78, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen,. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Clayton Nemmers (11/10/10)
Clayton Nemmers, 83, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in 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...
Evelyn Small (11/10/10)
Evelyn Small, 89, of Akron, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at First Baptist Church in Akron. Pastor Mike Avery will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday, with the family present after 5 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church...
Gene 'Zip' Zimmer (11/10/10)
Gene "Zip" Zimmer, 84, of Le Mars, died Saturday evening, Nov. 6, 2010, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Gene 'Zip' Zimmer (11/09/10)
Gene "Zip" Zimmer, 84, of Le Mars, died Saturday evening, Nov. 6, 2010, at his home. Eugene Cyril Zimmer was born Aug. 3, 1926, in Le Mars, the son of Joseph and Rosa (Schmitz) Zimmer. Gene was known to many friends as "Zip." He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Le Mars with the Class of 1945...
Viola "Vi" Lilly (11/09/10)
Viola "Vi" Lilly, 98, of Akron, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Pastor Steve Jewett from New Horizons United Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. The Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa is in charge of arrangements...
Ronald R. 'Ron' Hansen (11/08/10)
Ronald R. "Ron" Hansen, 76, of Le Mars, died early Thursday morning, Nov.4, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Ronald Roy Hansen, the son of Ruth Irene (Runkle) and Walter Roy Hansen, was born Feb. 17, 1934, in Freeport, Ill. Ron was inducted into the United States Air Force March 9, 1954, and served his country during the Korean War. He was formally discharged from his military duties March 8, 1962...
Gene 'Zip' Zimmer (11/08/10)
Gene "Zip" Zimmer, 84, of Le Mars, died Saturday evening, Nov. 6, 2010 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Interment, with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241, will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service...
Ronald R. 'Ron' Hansen (11/05/10)
Ronald R. "Ron" Hansen, 76, of Le Mars, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 4, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Thoughts, stories and condolences may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Robert Johnson (11/05/10)
Robert "John" Johnson, 51, of Wausa, Neb., formerly of Kingsley, died, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Burial will be at a later date. ...
Sherman E. Lindell (11/04/10)
Sherman Elwood Lindell, 94, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Methwick Community in Cedar Rapids. Sherman was born Sept, 1, 1916, in Veblen, S.D., the son of Sven Johan Lindell and Marie (Legreid) Lindell. He was raised and educated in Veblen and graduated from Veblen High School in 1934. ...
Carol Harris (11/04/10)
Carol Harris, 73, of Akron, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Thursday), with the family present after 5 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church. The Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron, is in charge of arrangements...
Margaret L. Andrews (11/03/10)
Margaret L. Andrews, 83, of Marcus, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa. Margaret Lucille Andrews was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Cherokee, the daughter of Charles Henry and Marian (Derthick) French. She was raised on her family's farm south of Marcus. Margaret attended country school and later graduated from Cleghorn High School...
Tim Ferguson (11/03/10)
Tim Ferguson, 34, of Westfield, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident south of Westfield. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Big Springs Baptist Church, rural Alcester, S.D. The Rev. Daryl Runion will officiate. ...
Carol Harris (11/03/10)
Carol Harris, 73, of Akron, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. 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...
Robert A. Reuter (11/03/10)
Robert A. Reuter, 73, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Bob was born Aug. 14, 1937, at rural Le Mars, the son of Roger "Hap" and Dorothy (Thiel) Reuter. He was raised in the Le Mars area. He attended school at Gehlen Catholic. He then worked for Nemmers Plumbing in Le Mars...
Margaret L. Andrews (11/02/10)
Margaret L. Andrews, 83, of Marcus, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Gary McDonough will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Octavia Mary Weiler (11/01/10)
Octavia Mary Weiler, 83, of Remsen, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Octavia was born May 15, 1927, at Granville, the daughter of Nick and Catherine (Hoffman) Stoffel. She was raised and educated in the Remsen area and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen in 1945. After graduating from high school, she worked at Dean Drug in Sioux City for several years...