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Obituaries from January 2011

Vance A. Reece (01/31/11)
Vance Allen Reece, 51, of Hawarden, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at his home. Vance Allen Reece was born April 7, 1959, in Los Angeles, Calif., the son of Harold and Dorothy (Christensen) Reece. He lived most of his life in Rosemead, Calif., and graduated from high school there. He worked in fork lift maintenance and refrigeration. He moved to Hawarden in 1990...
Margaret Hoorneman (01/31/11)
Margaret Hoorneman, 97, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the Shell Point Retirement Community in Ft. Myers following a brief illness. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Margaret's family with funeral arrangements...
Virgil T. Hoebelheinrich (01/28/11)
Virgil T. Hoebelheinrich, 63, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., died surrounded by his family Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011. Virgil was born May 8, 1947, in Menominee, Neb., the son of Urban and Bernadine (Weibel) Hoebelheinrich. Virgil was raised in the Cedar County, Neb., and Yankton, S.D., areas. He attended high school in Winner, S.D., and graduated from Job Corps in New Jersey for auto body repair in 1967...
Cliff Clarey (01/27/11)
Cliff Clarey, 81, of Akron, died unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Monsignor Richard Zenk will celebrate. Interment will follow in St. ...
Tressa K. Henry (01/27/11)
Tressa K.(Mattas) Henry, 52, of Le Mars, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at her son's residence in rural Le Mars after a brief bout with cancer. Memorial services will be 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at Waterbury Funeral Service in Sergeant Bluff. Visitation with the family present will be 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Earldene J. Koffman (01/27/11)
Earldene J. (Braune) Koffman, 83, of Orlando, Fla., and formerly of Merrill, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, in Florida. Earldene J. Koffman, daughter of Ira and Jessie (Montgomery) Johns, was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Onawa. The family lived in Onawa during Earldene's early years, then they moved to Merrill. She attended school in Merrill and graduated from Merrill High School...
Patricia Plueger (01/26/11)
Patricia Plueger, 62, of rural Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her home. Patricia-Ann Marie Ludwigs was born Dec. 24, 1948, in Le Mars, the daughter of Harry and Lillian (Jelken) Ludwigs. Pat was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township. She was raised on the family farm in Grant Township where she received her education at Grant Country School #6. She later attended high school in Le Mars...
Dorothy E. Swanberg (01/26/11)
Dorothy E. Swanberg, 83, of Kingsley, died peacefully, Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley. Dorothy was born June 6, 1927, at Kingsley, the daughter of Ray and Edna (Coatsworth) Hawkins. A lifelong resident of Kingsley she graduated from Kingsley High School and began working at the Kingsley State Bank where she worked for 54 years, retiring in 1997...
Marcella Beckmann (01/25/11)
Marcella Beckmann, 92, of Le Mars died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Marcella Myers was born May 4, 1918, in Ireton, the daughter of Justin and Daisy (Jones) Myers. Marcella was raised in Ireton. Her father died unexpectedly in 1922 from a sudden illness. Her mother married Floyd Bartlett in 1927. In 1934, the family moved to rural Le Mars. Marcella attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Central High School in 1935...
Patricia Plueger (01/25/11)
Patricia Plueger, 62, of rural Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at Floyd Valley Hospital in 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...
Marleen 'Bobbie' Mentzer (01/24/11)
Marleen "Bobbie" Mentzer, 90, of Ames, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Homeward Hospice, Israel Family House in Ames. Marleen Mae Moritz was born July 25, 1920, in Kingsley, the daughter of John and Maggie (Simonsen) Moritz. She grew up in rural Kingsley and graduated from Kingsley High School. ...
Marcella Beckman (01/24/11)
Marcella Beckmann, 92, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. The Rev. Tim Geitz of Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. Wednesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Marcella Beckmann (01/21/11)
Marcella Beckmann, 92, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Marleen 'Bobbie' Mentzer (01/21/11)
Marleen "Bobbie" Mentzer, 90, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, at Homeward Hospice, Israel Family House in Ames. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be Monday, at the Carlsen Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until service time...
Lambert Mastbergen (01/20/11)
Lambert Mastbergen, 96, of Hartley, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland. Lambert Mastbergen, the son of Arie and Carrie (Buysman) Mastbergen, was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Archer. His childhood years were spent in Archer where he received his education in Archer schools...
Lambert Mastbergen (01/19/11)
Lambert Mastbergen, 96, of Hartley, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland. Funerail services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity United Church of Christ in Hartley with Pastor Jeff Filkins officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery at Hartley, with graveside military services conducted by the Arthur W. Kirchoff Post #228 of Hartley...
James Richarz (01/19/11)
James Richarz, 79, of Larchwood, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. James Joseph Richarz was born Jan. 23, 1931, in Larchwood, the son of Ed and Marie (Breuer) Richarz. He was raised on a farm near Larchwood and received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Larchwood, graduating in 1948...
Florence Heidesch (01/17/11)
Florence Margaret Heidesch, 96, of Remsen, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Florence was born Nov. 1, 1914, at rural Howard, S.D., the daughter of Philip and Katie (Tessman ) Calmus. She was raised in the Howard area. She graduated from Howard High School in 1934...
Arthur Meis (01/17/11)
Arthur Meis, 92, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Art was born Dec. 1, 1918, at rural Le Mars, the son of Henry and Anna (Wagner) Meis. He was raised and educated in the Le Mars area and received his education in the rural school system. He then assisted his father in farming...
Mildred Goebel (01/14/11)
Mildred Goebel, 86, of Granville, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Orange City Area Health System Long Term Care Facility in Orange City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Granville. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
Wayne L. Lamoureux (01/14/11)
Wayne L. Lamoureux, 88, of Sioux City, and an Akron area native, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City following a brief illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Retirement Home chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Meinen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Saturday at the chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City...
Joan Rolling (01/14/11)
Joan Rolling, 57, of Alta, and formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake,. The former Joan Lea Anthony was born Feb. 28, 1953, in Le Mars, the second of seven children born to Donald and Helen (Frerichs) Anthony. She grew up in Le Mars and received her elementary education at Gehlen Catholic School and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1971. Joan married Gary Rolling in 1974...
Regine 'Jean' Dreckman (01/13/11)
Regine "Jean" Dreckman, 86, of Le Mars, died peacefully with her family at her side Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at her home in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. ...
Charles Frerichs (01/13/11)
Charles Wayne Frerichs, 74, of Visalia, Calif., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. Charles was born June 23, 1936, in Le Mars, the son of Emil and Marie (Baack) Frerichs. He was raised and attended school in Iowa. When in his 20s, Chuck moved to California to attend Cal State Fullerton where he obtained his bachelor of arts degree...
Nelson 'Swabby' Hutton, Jr. (01/13/11)
Nelson "Swabby" Hutton, Jr., 85, of Dakota City, Neb., and formerly of Craig, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Norfolk, Neb. Nelson Hutton, Jr., was born Nov. 30, 1926, at Craig, the son of Nelson Sr. and Clara (Eggelbrecht) Hutton. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran in Craig. Nelson received his education in Craig...
Roger L. Schulz (01/13/11)
Roger L. Schulz, 51, of Orange City, and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at his home following a brief illness. Roger Lester Schulz was born July 8, 1959, in Hawarden, the son of Melvin and Virginia (Sanow) Schulz. He received his education at Maurice-Orange City and Le Mars Community Schools. ...
LuAnn Clara Skatges (01/13/11)
LuAnn Clara (Harnack) Skatges, 55 of Sioux City, and a Remsen area native, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, after a brave 5-year battle with cancer. Per LuAnn's wishes her body was cremated and there will be a visitation with family present from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel of Sioux City is in charge of arrangements...
Regine 'Jean' Dreckman (01/12/11)
Regine "Jean" Dreckman, 86, of Le Mars, died peacefully with her family at her side Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at her home in Le Mars. The former Regine Margaret Herrmann was born June 16, 1924, on a farm south of Marcus, the daughter of George and Margaret (Wendt) Herrmann. ...
Nelson Hutton, Jr. (01/12/11)
Nelson Hutton, Jr., 85, of Dakota City, Neb., and formerly of Craig, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the Nebraska Veteran's Home in Norfolk, Neb. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Friday. Burial with military honors provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post #724 will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Craig...
Roger L. Schulz (01/12/11)
Roger L. Schulz, 51, of Orange City, formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at his home following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow at St. ...
Regine 'Jean' Dreckman (01/11/11)
Regine "Jean" Dreckman, 86, of Le Mars, died peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday Jan. 9, 2011, at her home in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. ...
Regine 'Jean' Dreckman (01/10/11)
Regine "Jean" Dreckman, 86, of Le Mars, died Sunday Jan. 9, 2011, at her residence. 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...
Helen Jaminet (01/10/11)
Helen Jaminet, 94, of Remsen, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Helen was born June 16, 1916, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Jim and Mollie (Kennedy) Arens. She was raised in the Remsen area. She received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen, graduating in 1934...
Janice 'Jan' Koerner (01/10/11)
Janice "Jan" Sanow Koerner, 68, of Akron, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at her daughter's home in Akron. Janice Ann Reelfs was born July 19, 1942 in Le Mars, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Lauchstadt) Reelfs. She attended country school in Grant Township, Plymouth County. Following her schooling, she began working for Archie's Waeside in Le Mars...
John 'Jack' Rippey (01/10/11)
John "Jack" Rippey, 87, of Sioux City, and a former Kingsley and Le Mars area resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, following a lengthy illness. Cremation has taken place, and burial will be at a later date. A memorial will be planned at a later date...
David R. Rohlfsen (01/10/11)
David R. Rohlfsen, 65, of Le Mars, died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at his home following a brief illness. David Russell Rohlfsen was born Nov. 15, 1945, in Le Mars, one of three sons born to Stanley and Lillian (Frerichs) Rohlfsen. He attended school in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School in 1964. He furthered his education at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., and at the University of Iowa...
Isabel Plendl (01/07/11)
Isabel Plendl, 89, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Isabel J. Plendl was born Aug. 24, 1921, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Wagner) Meis. She was raised on a farm near Oyens and attended school at St. Catherine's Catholic School in Oyens...
Roger Wieck (01/07/11)
Roger Wieck, 65, of Sioux City, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Roger Lloyd Wieck was born Oct. 31, 1945, to Lloyd and Gerri (Trometer) Wieck on the family farm near Merrill. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill. Roger attended and graduated from Hinton Community High School with the Class of 1964. He continued his education at Nettleton Business College in Sioux City, graduating in 1966...
Olive M. Wood (01/07/11)
Olive Maxine (Drapeau) Wood, 76, of Walthill, Neb., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Olive was born July 15, 1934, the daughter of Phillip and Clara (Hallowell) Drapeau. Olive, known to everyone as "Grandma Ollie," lived in Walthill, Neb., for many years until her time of death. Grandma Ollie passed away peacefully Wednesday surrounded by her family and loved ones...
Kenneth R. Borchers (01/06/11)
Kenneth Rodney Borchers of Sedan, Kan., formerly of rural Akron, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at his home near Sedan at age 78. He was born Dec. 29, 1932, in Akron, the son of Ed and Esther (Schiefen) Borchers. He attended Akron schools. He married Joyce Rohlfs May 21, 1951, in Craig. They farmed in rural Akron until 1961...
James A. Craft, Jr. (01/06/11)
James Algeron Craft, Jr., 12-day-old infant son of Amber Harmon and James Craft of South Sioux City, Neb., died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Children's Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., from apparent sudden infant death syndrome. James Algeron Craft, Jr., was born Dec. 23, 2010, in Sioux City, the son of James Algeron Craft and Amber Marie Harmon...
Evelyn Marienau (01/06/11)
Evelyn Marienau, 88, of Akron, and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron following a brief illness. Evelyn Ruth Phelan was born Aug. 24, 1922, on the family farm in Union Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, the daughter of Wyatt and Josephine (Ostert) Phelan. She was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. She attended school in Union Township and graduated from Union Consolidated in 1940...
Arlene L. Olson (01/06/11)
Arlene L. Olson, 85, of 1120 Hearthstone Place, Plover, Wis., died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2011, following a brief illness and while under the care of her family. Arlene was born Sept. 24, 1925, to the late John D. and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Hauschild in Grant Township, rural Le Mars. ...
Isabel Plendl (01/06/11)
Isabel Plendl, 89, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital 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. Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery-Neptune, rural Hinton. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 4 p.m. parish rosary followed by a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service...
Annette Sieverding (01/06/11)
Annette Sieverding, 75, of Madisonville, La., and formerly of the Le Mars area, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. She suffered a lengthy, lingering illness and died peacefully at her home with her husband, Harry and five children at her bedside. Annette was born March 31, 1935, to Edward and Agnes Sitzmann of Hinton. Her early years of education were in country school near her home. She graduated from Le Mars High School in 1953 and was employed in Sioux City...
Roger Wieck (01/06/11)
Roger Wieck, 65, of Sioux City, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Kenneth R. Borchers (01/05/11)
Kenneth Rodney Borchers of Sedan, Kan., formerly of rural Akron, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at his home near Sedan at age 78. Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron, with the Rev. Sarah Nye officiating. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Arrangements are with Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars...
Nancy Harms (01/05/11)
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. -- Nancy (Sitzmann) Harms, 44, of Bolingbrook, Ill., and former Kingsley area resident, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at her residence. She was a 1984 graduate of Gehlen Catholic High School in Le Mars. Survivors include her children, Leah (Brandon) Stanger, Erica Harms, Ryan Schneider and RayAnna O'Rourke; one grandchild, Corey Stanger; her parents, Emmett and Lucy Sitzmann of Kingsley; sisters, Chris (Kendal) Sitzmann-Paget, Rae Marie (Jeff) Seizys, and Judy (Keith) Miller; brothers, Tom (Tammy), Andrew (Yvette), Tony, Vincent (Bernie), Jeff (Missy), Joshua, and Zachary (Annie) and Jacob Sitzmann; and her special partner, Tony Fowler.. ...
Annie Hennigs (01/05/11)
Annie Hennigs, 95, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at her home. Annie Minna Christine Ludwigs was born July 10, 1915, on the family farm in Grant Township, Plymouth County, Iowa. She was the oldest of four children born to Otto D. and Tena (Hartmann) Ludwigs. ...
Evelyn Marienau (01/05/11)
Evelyn Marienau, 88, of Akron and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township, rural Le Mars. The Rev. Mike Schmidt will officiate. ...
Maxine Meister (01/05/11)
Maxine Meister, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Maxine E. Rimmer was born April 7, 1918, near Remsen, the daughter of Matthew Y. "Mike" and Pearl M. (Summers) Rimmer. She was raised on a farm in the Grand Meadow area and graduated from Grand Meadow High School with the class of 1935...
Kenneth Borchers (01/04/11)
Kenneth Rodney Borchers, 78, of Sedan, Kan., and formerly of rural Akron, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at his home near Sedan. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Annie Hennigs (01/04/11)
Annie Hennigs, 95, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at her home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Evelyn Marienau (01/04/11)
Evelyn Marienau, 88, of Akron, and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral 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...
Maxine Meister (01/04/11)
Maxine Meister, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ with the Rev. Jan Christensen officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, rural Le Mars. ...
Leona Goebel (01/03/11)
Leona Goebel, 86, of Granville, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Leona was born April 11, 1924, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Leo and Marie (Wohles) Thommes. She was raised in Remsen area and received her education at both the rural school system and St. ...
Maxine Meister (01/03/11)
Maxine Meister, 92, of Le Mars, died today (Monday), Jan. 3, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Carol A. Vander Zwaag (01/03/11)
Carol Vander Zwaag, 65, of Alton, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010, at her residence. Carol Ann was born Feb. 4, 1945, in Le Mars, the daughter of Onno and Ruth Evelyn (Roerig) Jellema. She was raised at Orange City, where she attended the public school and at Alton, where she graduated from the Floyd Valley High School...