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Obituaries from February 2011

Donald Deiterman (02/28/11)
Donald Deiterman, 83, of Merrill, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional 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...
Matt Schumacher (02/28/11)
Matt Schumacher, 44, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home. Matthew Martin Schumacher was born Dec. 30, 1966, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the son of Albert Schumacher and Ellen Dianne Martin. As a child and as a young man he was creative, compassionate, adventurous, and fiercely independent...
Anthony 'Tony' Ruhland (02/28/11)
Anthony "Tony" Ruhland, 90, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, while visiting his daughter in Apple Valley, Minn. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dan Searls (02/28/11)
Dan Searls, 87, of Akron, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Daniel James Searls was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Akron, the son of Howard and Kristine "Mamme" (Christensen) Searls. He attended school northeast of Akron at Searls Country School. Following his schooling, he began farming with his family...
Wilma 'Honey' Liston (02/25/11)
Wilma "Honey" Irene (Westergard) Liston, 79, of Hills, Minn., and formerly of Hawarden and Ireton areas, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills, Minn. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today (Friday) with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton. A prayer service at 7 p.m. will be led by the Rev. Andrew Carlson. Family will be gathering at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday for an inurnment at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton...
Matt Schumacher (02/25/11)
Matt Schumacher, 44, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the Le Mars United Methodist Church officiating. Inurnment will be Thursday, March 3, at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lead, S.D. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home...
Joyce K. Barnable (02/24/11)
Joyce Kathleen (Zimmerman) Barnable, 87, of Bloomington, Calif., and a former Le Mars area resident, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. Burial will be at 9:45 a.m. Friday, March 4, at Green Acres Memorial Park in Bloomington, Calif. Arrangements under the direction of Green Acres Memorial Park and Mortuary, Bloomington, Calif...
Marlo S. June (02/24/11)
Marlo S. June, 78, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Marlo Stanley June was born Jan. 30, 1933, in Pipestone, Minn., the son of Stanley Le Roy and Ruth May (Kemnitz) June. As an infant, Marlo and his family moved to Merrill, Iowa. ...
Kevin 'Cubby' Rolfes (02/23/11)
Kevin "Cubby" Rolfes, 48, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Kevin Paul Rolfes was born May 18, 1962 in Le Mars, the son of Andrew and Betty (Schroeder) Rolfes. In 1975, Kevin was diagnosed with cancer. He courageously faced this with determination. ...
Matt Schumacher (02/23/11)
Matt Schumacher, 44, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Marcella G. Reichle (02/22/11)
Marcella G. Reichle, 87, of Alton, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Marcie was born Nov. 19, 1923, at Granville, the daughter of Bert and Mae (Kellen) Schnurr. She was raised and educated in the Granville area, graduating from St. Mary's Academy in Alton in 1940...
Kevin 'Cubby' Rolfes (02/22/11)
Kevin "Cubby" Rolfes, 48, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 21, 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...
Arthur J. Flannery (02/21/11)
Arthur J. Flannery, 88, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Countryside Retirement Center in Sioux City. Arthur J. Flannery was born Dec. 2, 1922, at Sioux City, the son of William and Annie (Kovarna) Flannery. He attended Sioux City Public Schools and graduated from Central High School...
Marlo S. June (02/21/11)
Marlo S. June, 78, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Marlo's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Mary Lee Holland (02/18/11)
Mary Lee Holland, 81, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars after a lengthy battle with Type II Diabetes. Mary was born to Thomas and Alice Wright and raised in Red Oak. She graduated from Red Oak High School. After school she set out on her own briefly in the working world with administrative jobs in Des Moines, Chicago, and San Francisco before finding her way back home to Red Oak. That is when she met her husband to be, Paul Holland...
John T. Kneip (02/18/11)
John T. Kneip, 57, of Oyens, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. John Thomas Kneip was born Aug. 5, 1953, in Le Mars, the son of Loren and Mary (Kelly) Kneip. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens. He attended grade school at St. Catherine's School and graduated from Remsen-Union High School in 1971...
Mary Lee Holland (02/17/11)
Mary Lee Holland, 81, of Le Mars, died today (Thursday), Feb. 17, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
John Kneip (02/17/11)
John Kneip, 57, of Oyens, died Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. 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...
Lillian Tonsfeldt (02/17/11)
Lillian Tonsfeldt, 95, of Granville, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Orange City Area Health System Hospital in Orange City. Lillian was born May 5, 1915, at rural Granville, the daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth (Gehrens) Beelner. Lillian was raised in the Remsen area and received her education at St. ...
Norman Varenhorst (02/16/11)
Norman Varenhorst, 85, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb.14, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Norman August Varenhorst was born April 25, 1925, near Craig, the son of Henry and Elsie (Becker) Varenhorst. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. He was raised in Plymouth County and attended country school...
Carol L. Alesch (02/15/11)
Carol L. Alesch, 73, of Marcus, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Carol Lee (Collins) Alesch was born Jan. 12, 1938, in Ireton, the daughter of Harry and Emma (Reed) Collins. She attended school in Ireton, graduating in 1955. She attended Northwestern Junior College in Orange City, graduating in 1957. She taught school in Archer and Marcus...
Margaret Hoorneman (02/15/11)
Margaret Hoorneman, 97, of Ft. Myers, Fla., and formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the Shell Point Retirement Community in Ft. Myers after a long and extraordinary life. Those who knew her, or knew of her, would most frequently describe her as "remarkable."...
Norman Varenhorst (02/15/11)
Norman Varenhorst, 85, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society 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...
James Grahlmann (02/14/11)
James Grahlmann, 79, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Abiding by his wishes, Jim was cremated and services will be held in mid-March. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Russell L. Grubb (02/14/11)
Russell L. Grubb, 98, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Kingsley, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Alegent Health-Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs. Russell Lowell Grubb was born Dec. 22, 1912, in Kingsley, one of five children born to John B. and Violet May (Toothman) Grubb. ...
Ardis M. Karlson (02/14/11)
Ardis M. Karlson, 86, of Kingsley, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Ardis M. Karlson was born Aug. 4, 1924, in Kingsley, the daughter of Walter Louis and Gladys Hazel (Vannorsdel) Karlson. She attended grade school in Kingsley and graduated from Kingsley High School in 1942. Ardis continued her education at Iowa State University in Ames, earning a bachelor of science degree in dietetics...
John MaComb (02/14/11)
John MaComb, 45, of Pierre, S.D., died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Pierre. John Allen MaComb was born Jan. 23, 1966, in Le Mars, the son of Ned and Wanda (Lang) MaComb. John attended and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1984. John was united in marriage to Nichole Pater on Sept. 25, 1993, in Worthington, Minn...
Jim McDermott (02/14/11)
Jim McDermott, 71, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. John James McDermott, Jr., was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Eagle Grove, the son of John James, Sr., and Hazel (McLary) McDermott. He was raised in Eagle Grove and graduated from high school in 1958. During high school, he began working for Fareway Grocery. He attended Junior College in Fort Dodge, and one semester at Drake University in Des Moines...
Vitalena 'Vitty' Penning (02/14/11)
Vitalena "Vitty" Marie (Thommes) Penning, 85, of Granville, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Sanford Medical Center in Sheldon. Vitalena was born July 7, 1925, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Leo and Marie (Wohles) Thommes. She was raised in the Remsen and Granville area. She moved with her family to Le Mars in the early 1940s where she graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1945. She continued to work as a secretary for Mr. Kluckhohn until 1947...
Kent Schwiesow (02/14/11)
Kent Schwiesow, 64, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at his home. Kenton Lee Schwiesow was born March 26, 1946, in Hawarden, the son of Henry and Naomi (Waterman) Schwiesow. Kent attended and graduated from West Sioux High School in Hawarden. Following high school, Kent served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1967 as a military police officer during the Vietnam War...
Carol L. Alesch (02/11/11)
Carol L. Alesch, 73, of Marcus, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Very Rev. Armand Bertrand will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery...
John MaComb (02/11/11)
John MaComb, 45, of Pierre, S.D., died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Pierre. John was born Jan. 23, 1966, the son of Ned and Wanda (Lang) MaComb in Le Mars. His hobbies included playing X-box with his son, racing remote control cars, screaming (or crying) during the Minnesota Vikings games, and recently started trying to acquire a green thumb...
James Grahlmann (02/11/11)
James Grahlmann, 79, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Jim McDermott (02/11/11)
Jim McDermott, 71, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Kent Schwiesow (02/11/11)
Kent Schwiesow, 64, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Feb.10, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Carol L. Alesch (02/10/11)
Carol L. Alesch, 73, of Marcus, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting Carol's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
John MaComb (02/10/11)
John MaComb, 45, of Pierre, S.D., died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, in Pierre. Services are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Wendell MaComb (02/10/11)
Wendell MaComb, 68, of Schleswig, died suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Private family inurnment will be in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. There will be no local services or visitation. The Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of arrangements...
Charles O. Carroll (02/09/11)
Charles Owen Carroll of Schamburg, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, after a brief illness, with his family at his bedside. Survivors include his wife, Jaci (McCarthy), originally from Le Mars; his children, Chris, Kevin, John, Patrick, Mary (Carroll) Bowers, Kristi Glassmaker, Matthew Glassmaker and Jessica (Glassmaker) Kuhn; his brothers-in-law, John (Kris) McCarthy, Jeffrey (Navid) McCarthy; and sisters-in-law, Jolene (Dennis) Goergen and Joyce Pitts...
Kevin G. Oltmanns (02/09/11)
Kevin Gene "Shade Tree" Oltmanns, 46, of Windom, Minn., and formerly of the Craig and Sioux City area, died suddenly Sunday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2011, at the Windom Area Hospital in Windom. Kevin was born Oct. 12, 1964, in Akron, the son of Wendell and Wanda (Gabel) Oltmanns. ...
Wilma E. Groth (02/08/11)
Wilma E. Groth, 93, of Kingsley, died peacefully early Monday morning, Feb. 7, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Lutheran Church in Kingsley,, with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Interment will be in the Kingsley Cemetery...
Kevin Oltmanns (02/08/11)
Kevin Gene "Shade Tree" Oltmanns, 46, of Windom, Minn., and formerly of the Craig and Sioux City area, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at the Windom Area Hospital in Windom. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig. Burial will follow in the church cemetery...
Lillian June (02/08/11)
Lillian June, 92, of Merrill, died Monday Feb. 7, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. The former Lillian A. Johnson was born Oct. 12, 1918, at Sisseton, S.D., the daughter of William and Jenny (Groeneweg) Johnson. She grew up in Corona, S.D., where she graduated from high school...
Wilma E. Groth (02/07/11)
Wilma E. Groth, 93, of Kingsley, died early Monday morning, Feb. 7, 2011, 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 through the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Kathy Jo Heuertz (02/07/11)
Kathy Jo Heuertz, 48, of rural South Sioux City, Neb., died Thursdday, Feb. 3, 2011, of an apparent heart attack at her residence. Kathy was born Feb. 14, 1962, in Sioux City, the daughter of Virgil M. and Helen L. (Morgan) Hesse. She grew up in the Hubbard area and graduated from high school. She attended one year of college. She married Jerry Yacevich. She was a letter carrier in Sioux City for 19 years...
Lawrence 'Larry' L. Miles (02/07/11)
Lawrence "Larry" L. Miles, 72, of Dell Rapids, S.D., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at his home in Dell Rapids. Larry was born March 5, 1938, in Chester, S.D., the son of Harold and Evelyn (Birnbaum) Miles. He attended school and graduated from Egan in 1956...
Jeff Klemme (02/04/11)
Jeff Klemme, 51, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., following a lengthy illness. Jeffrey Daryl Klemme was born Jan. 12, 1960 in Akron, the son of Daryl and Louise (Pickle) Klemme. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith. He attended school in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1978. During his schooling, he began helping his father on the family farm and continued following his graduation...
Milton 'Swede' Anderson (02/03/11)
Milton "Swede" Anderson, 84, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Milton John Anderson was born March 28, 1926, on the family farm southeast of Akron, the son of Ernest and Anna (Johnson) Anderson. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. He attended Tucker Country School and later high school in Akron. He graduated from Akron High School in 1943...
Don D. Dickman (02/03/11)
Don D. Dickman, 85, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Feb.1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Don D. Dickman was born Oct.15, 1925, in Brunsville, the son of Floyd and Katherine (Harms) Dickman. Don was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Brunsville. ...
Jerry L. Draayer (02/03/11)
Jerry L. Draayer, 55, of Le Mars, and a Hawarden native, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at the Abbey of Le Mars. Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Lenny (Catherine) Schuttm of Algona, Jonna (Keith) Sprague of Alcester, S.D.; siblings, David Draayer of Lowell, Ark., Cindy (Gary) Cernohous of Ihlen, Minn., Melissa De Jager of Alton, and Stacy (Jena) Draayer of Box Elder, S.D.; four grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; uncles and aunts; his companion of 26 years, Henrietta Joyce Attema; and Babe the dog.. ...
Jeff Klemme (02/03/11)
Jeff Klemme, 51, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. ...
James V. Mead (02/03/11)
James V. Mead, 96, of Marengo, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011 at West Ridge Care Center in Cedar Rapids. James Vernon "Jim" Mead was born June 3, 1914, in Brunsville, the son of James Francis and Emma Winchester Mead. He attended the Le Mars schools. Jim was a self-employed painting contractor for many years...
Milton 'Swede' Anderson (02/02/11)
Milton "Swede" Anderson, 84, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, 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...
Don Dickman (02/02/11)
Don Dickman, 85, of Merrill, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill with the Rev. Peter Boe officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill with graveside military honors provided by the Merrill Oleson-Halweg American Legion Post #125. ...
Margaret Hoorneman (02/02/11)
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. A Celebration of Life Service will take place this summer in Le Mars...
Jeff Klemme (02/02/11)
Jeff Klemme, 51, of Akron, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn. 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...