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Obituaries from December 2010

Vera H. Mammen (12/28/10)
Vera H. Mammen, 97, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Vera Hermina Mammen was born May 30, 1913, on the family farm in Preston Township, Plymouth County, the daughter of Robert and Meta (Pageler) Grosenheider. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Akron, and attended country school near her home...
Elaine F. McKown (12/28/10)
Elaine F. (Arens) McKown, 85, of Le Mars, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Le Mars, following a brief illness with cancer of the esophagus. Elaine F. Arens was born Feb. 17, 1925, in Remsen, the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Schiltz) Arens. She attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Central High School in 1943...
JoAnn C. Ahlers (12/27/10)
JoAnn Catherine Ahlers, 75, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen surrounded by family. JoAnn was born Oct. 18, 1935, in Le Mars, the daughter of Henry and Mildred (Nilles) Harpenau. JoAnn was raised in the Remsen area and graduated from Remsen St. Mary's Catholic High School in 1953. She worked at Aalfs Manufacturing in Le Mars and Farmer's Savings Bank in Remsen...
Margaret Gaul (12/27/10)
Margaret Carolyn (Brownmiller) Gaul, 70, of Sioux City, and a Le Mars native, died Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City with the Rev. David Zirpel officiating. Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home...
Vera H. Mammen (12/27/10)
Vera H. Mammen, 97, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Elaine McKown (12/27/10)
Elaine McKown, 85, of Le Mars, died peacefully at her daughter and son-in-law's home Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dorothy Meehan (12/27/10)
Dorothy Marlene Meehan, 76, of Urbandale, formerly of Marcus, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at Kavanagh House Hospice in Des Moines. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Rev. Eugene Murray will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is in charge of services...
Milton J. Nussbaum, Sr. (12/27/10)
Milton J. Nussbaum, Sr., 89, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at his home in Remsen. Milton John Nussbaum was born Sept. 5, 1921, at Le Mars, the son of John Martin and Susan (Weber) Nussbaum. He grew up in the Remsen area and received his education at Remsen Public School...
Dorothy M. Rees (12/27/10)
Dorothy M. Rees, 97, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center, Memory Unit, in Remsen. Dorothy May Keizer was born May 17, 1913, on the family farm in Sioux County, near Alton, the daughter of Peter and Tracy (Sorgdrager) Keizer. Dorothy attended and graduated from Alton High School in 1930. Following high school, Dorothy taught country school for a few years...
Dorothy M. Rees (12/23/10)
Dorothy M. Rees, 97, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Raymond Arens (12/21/10)
Raymond Arens, 85, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. Raymond Nicholas Arens was born Sept. 26, 1925, on the family farm north of Remsen, the son of Paul and Mary (Strohbeen) Arens. Ray attended school at Remsen St. Mary's Catholic School. Following school he worked on the family farm prior to entering the military...
Peggy Searls (12/21/10)
Peggy Searls, 86, of Akron, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Frances "Peggy" Schreiber was born July 9, 1924, in South Sioux City, Neb., the daughter of Edward and Dolly (Huffman) Schreiber. Peggy received her education in South Sioux City and graduated from South Sioux City High School. Following her schooling, she went to work as a clerk for the Dakota County Courthouse and later worked as a secretary for C.J. Auto dealership in Sioux City...
James 'Jim' Sitzmann, Sr. (12/21/10)
James "Jim" Valentine Sitzmann, Sr., 80, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, with his family at his side, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. James Valentine Sitzmann was born April 26, 1930, in Le Mars, the son of Arnold and Olive (Strub) Sitzmann. Jim attended Trinity Catholic School in Sioux City...
Raymond Arens (12/20/10)
Raymond Arens, 85, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitations will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present to greet friends after 5 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service...
Kathy Knudtson (12/20/10)
Kathy Knudtson, 80, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Kathleen was born to Clarence and Ione (Sill) Thompson on a farm near Hopkinton (Buck Creek), Iowa Feb. 1, 1930. She attended Buck Creek Consolidated School for 10 years, graduating from Manchester High School in 1947...
James 'Jim' McCarthy (12/20/10)
Captain James (Jim) McCarthy, 55, of Miramar, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya, from a pedestrian accident while there for his employment as a pilot. Jim was originally from Le Mars, where he attended Gehlen Catholic School and Le Mars Community School. He graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1974...
Inez Palmer (12/20/10)
Inez Palmer, 84, of Akron, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden. Funeral services were 11 a.m. today (Monday) at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family presentwas from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Peggy Searls (12/20/10)
Peggy Searls, 86, of Akron, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the Akron Care Center in 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...
James 'Jim' Sitzmann Sr. (12/20/10)
James "Jim" Sitzmann Sr., 80, of Le Mars died early today (Monday), Dec. 20, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Inez Palmer (12/17/10)
Inez Palmer, 84, of Akron, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden. Arrangements 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...
Gladys Hoekstra-Mulder (12/17/10)
Gladys (De Jager) Hoekstra-Mulder, 94, of Orange City, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Reformed Church in Maurice. The Rev. Mark Haverdink and the Rev. Harlan De Jong will officiate. Interment will be in Sherman Township Cemetery, near Maurice. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today (Friday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City...
Edward W. Marienau (12/16/10)
Edward W. Marienau, 84, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Edward Wallace Marienau was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Brunsville, the son of Edward and Caroline (Mattas) Marienau. He attended school in Brunsville and Merrill. Ed worked as a carpenter following his education...
Jeffrey L. Marienau (12/16/10)
Alvin J. Howe (12/15/10)
Alvin J. Howe, 85, of rural Hinton, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his residence. Alvin Julius Howe was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Lincoln Township, Plymouth County, rural Hinton. He was the first born child of Henry and Caroline (Muecke) Howe. He was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hinton, where he was a lifelong member. He attended country school in Lincoln Township and Tri-State Business College in Sioux City...
Edward M. Marienau (12/15/10)
Edward W. Marienau, 83, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill with military honors provided by Olson - Halweg American Legion Post #125 of Merrill. ...
Elizabeth 'Betty' Price (12/15/10)
Elizabeth M. "Betty" Price, 75, of Le Mars, passed away Monday December 13, 2010 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, following a lengthy illness. The former Elizabeth Marie Arens was born Oct. 3, 1935, at Remsen, the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Schiltz) Arens. Her family moved to Le Mars when she was a young girl and she attended St. Joseph's Catholic School and was a member of the first graduating class of Gehlen Catholic High School in 1954...
Lloyd Grant Reedstrom (12/15/10)
Lloyd Grant Reedstrom, 89, of Yankton, S.D., long-time broadcaster and businessman, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Avera Sister James Nursing Home. Lloyd Reedstrom was born on March 16, 1921 in Mankato, Minn., the only son of Mildred and Harry Reedstrom of Mankato. He graduated from Mankato High School in 1939. During his junior year of high school, Lloyd began his radio career at KYSM Radio in Mankato. After high school he attended Mankato State Teachers College...
Dorothy Dirks (12/14/10)
Dorothy Evelyn Ohlrichs Dirks, 86, of Hawarden, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Dorothy Evelyn Ohlrichs Dirks was born Sept. 4, 1924, on the family farm near Merrill, the daughter of John and Katherine (Borchers) Ohlrichs. She was baptized Sept. 20, 1924, and confirmed April 10, 1938, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Johnson Township...
Russel D. Daniel (12/13/10)
Russel D. Daniel, 78, of Le Mars, formerly of Merrill, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, surrounded by his family. Russel Duane Daniel was born May 28, 1932, on the family farm in Elkhorn Township, rural Kingsley, the son of John M. and Gladys I. (Porsch) Daniel. Russ attended country schools near the family home and later graduated from Kingsley High School in 1949...
Clyde P. McKee (12/13/10)
Clyde Palmer McKee, 81, of Akron, died peacefully, with family at his side on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron, with the Rev. Tanya Sherrill officiating. Visitation with the family will be 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church...
Carol J. Rehder (12/13/10)
Carol Jean (Ranschau) Rehder, 69, of rural Hawarden, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at her residence. Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at Peace Lutheran Church rural Sioux Center, with the Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial was in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was after 1 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Peace Lutheran Church. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family...
Raymond F. Todd (12/13/10)
Raymond Frank Todd, 80, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital, surrounded by his family. Memorial services were10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at the United Methodist Church in Kingsley, with the Revs. Roger Kurtenbach and Mike Inman officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation was after 4 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley...
Russel D. Daniel (12/10/10)
Raymond N. Barthole (12/10/10)
Raymond N. Barthole, 93, of Deer Park, Wash., died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010. Raymond was born Feb. 20, 1917, in Remsen, the son of James and Marianna Barthole. Raymond served in the U.S. Navy and was also a postal carrier and retired as a federal meat inspector...
Elizabeth 'Betty' Frank (12/10/10)
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Frank, 84, of Correctionville, and formerly of Kingsley and Remsen, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Elizabeth Ann Frank was born Oct. 28, 1926, in Hutchinson, Kan., one of three children born to Paul and Elizabeth Weiss. She attended school at Hutchinson High School...
Helen R. Jaros (12/10/10)
Helen R. (Schulz) Jaros, 82, of Sioux City, and a Merrill area native, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Resurrection, Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. The Rev. Dennis Meinen will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Friday), with a vigil service at 7 p.m., at Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City...
Raymond Todd (12/10/10)
Raymond "Ray" Todd, 80, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at a Sioux City hospital. Arrangements are pending with Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Doris J. Hollinger (12/09/10)
Doris J. Hollinger, 70, of Sioux City, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at a local hospital following a brief illness. Doris was born Feb. 25, 1940, in Le Mars, the daughter of Elmer Joachim and Melva Alma (Dixon) Grage. She married Joseph Francis Hollinger Jr. July 15, 1967. They later divorced and he died Aug. 9, 2006...
Elizabeth 'Betty' Frank (12/09/10)
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Frank, 84, of Correctionville, and formerly of Kingsley and Remsen, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset View Cemetery, Washta...
Deborah Chinn (12/09/10)
Deborah "Deb" Chinn, 58, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kingsley United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today (Thursday), with the family present 5-7 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church...
Doug Borchers (12/07/10)
Doug Borchers, 66, of Rock Valley, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Avera Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D. Doug was born May 15, 1944, at Akron, the son of Harvey and Marcella (Meyers) Borchers. After graduating from Le Mars High School, Doug served in the U.S. Navy (June 1963-June 1967) in Vietnam...
Francis J. Murphy (12/03/10)
Francis J. Murphy, 82, of Granville, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Francis was born March 26, 1928, at rural Fulda, Minn., the son of John and Rosa (Holinka) Murphy. He was raised in Fulda area and attended a country school and St. Gabriel's Catholic School in Fulda. He then assisted his father in farming until he entered the U.S. Navy on Feb. 21, 1952, and served until he was honorably discharged Oct. 11, 1959...
Alice C. Gates (12/03/10)
Alice C. Gates, 85, of Le Mars, formerly of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Alice Charlotte Heinse was born Aug. 12, 1925, on a farm near Midway, Iowa the daughter of Louis A. and Helena (Schumann) Heinse. She was raised on a farm near Moville, and attended country school near her home...
Gordon D. Phipps (12/02/10)
Gordon D. Phipps, 63, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Oil City, Pa., while visiting family. Gordon Donald Phipps was born Nov. 21, 1947, in Le Mars, one of eight children born to Ralph W. and Rosemary L. (Pinto) Phipps. He attended Gehlen Catholic High School in Le Mars...
Alice Gates (12/02/10)
Alice Gates, 85, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010m at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Gordon D. Phipps (12/01/10)
Gordon D. Phipps, 63, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Oil City, Pa., while visiting family. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church inLe Mars. Monsignor R. Mark Duchaine will celebrate Mass. ...
Frances C. Grabe (12/01/10)
Frances C. Grabe, 85, of Kingsley, died early today (Wednesday), Dec. 1, 2010, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Thoughts, stories and condolences may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...