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Obituaries from March 2011

Margaretta Cook (03/31/11)
Margaretta Cook, 91, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at her home in Le Mars following a lengthy illness. Margaretta Tolman was born June 14, 1919, in Sheldon, the daughter of George and Hattie (Slanke) Tolman. She was raised in Orange City where she attended school. Later, she attended Northwestern College in Orange City and National Business Training College in Sioux City. After college, Margaretta lived and worked in California and Arizona before returning to Iowa...
Catherine 'Kate' Henrich (03/31/11)
Catherine (Kate) Henrich, 76, of Kingsley, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 4, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Mark Stoll officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Kingsley. Visitation begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, with a rosary at 4 p.m., and a Scripture service at 7 p.m., all at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kingsley...
Allen Lamb (03/31/11)
Allen Lamb, 50, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at his home in Sioux Falls. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Marie Wagner (03/31/11)
Marie Wagner, 92, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Revs. Matt Hewitt and William Schreiber concelebrating. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen...
Walter Westergard (03/31/11)
Walter Westergard, 88, of Hawarden, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden, with the Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden. Visitation will be at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden beginning at noon Friday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Ruby E. Berger (03/30/11)
Marcus, Iowa - Ruby E. Berger, 89, of Marcus, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Ruby Elizabeth Anderson was born Sept. 2, 1921, near Washta, the daughter of John F. and Esther A. (Streeter) Anderson. She lived her entire life in Cherokee County...
Flora May Crabb (03/30/11)
Flora May Crabb, 95, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service honoring Flora May's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Inurnment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City...
Michael P. Shearon (03/30/11)
Michael Patrick Shearon, 43, of Des Moines, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Michael was born April 16, 1967. He spent his childhood in Carroll, attended St. Lawrence Catholic Elementary School, and was a graduate of Le Mars Gehlen Catholic High School in 1985. Michael was the quarterback for the Gehlen Jays and was employed at Fareway and Archies Waeside...
Kenneth Farmer (03/29/11)
Kenneth Farmer, 96, of Brunsville, died Monday, March 28, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Kenneth Fredrick Farmer was born May 14, 1914, on the family farm south of Le Mars, the son of George and Lorena (Fett) Farmer. He attended country school near his home and later attended Le Mars Community High School...
Ruby Berger (03/29/11)
Ruby Berger, 89, of Marcus, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Gary McDonough officiating. Interment will be in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery, Marcus...
Raymond Rice Obit (03/29/11)
Raymond Rice, 82, of Matador, Texas, died Friday, March 25, 2011. Raymond Rice was born July 13, 1928 in Ware, Mass., the son of Stanley and Mildred Gascou Rice. Ray married Patty Mae Papenhausen Oct. 21, 1949. From this union they had three children, Neal, Gail, and Jill...
Marie Wagner (03/29/11)
Marie Wagner, 92, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. The former Marie Martha Galles was born March 30, 1918, on a farm near Remsen, the daughter of John and Mary (Smith) Galles. She married Gilbert "Gib" Wagner June 3, 1941, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. The couple farmed northeast of Remsen in Meadow Township for many years. In 1965, they moved into Remsen...
Kenneth Farmer (03/28/11)
Kenneth Farmer, 96, of Brunsville, died today (Monday), March 28, 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...
Ruby Berger (03/28/11)
Ruby Berger, 89, of Marcus, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Ruby's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Duane E. Heidbrink (03/28/11)
Duane E. Heidbrink, 81, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Duane Earl Heidbrink was born Feb.18, 1930, in Le Mars, the son of Louis Henry and Marguerite Henrietta (Kading) Heidbrink. He attended country school near his home at Neptune...
Marie Wagner (03/28/11)
Marie Wagner, 92, of Le Mars, died Wednesday March 23, 2011 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday April 2, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Revs. Matt Hewitt and William Schreiber concelebrating. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen...
William 'Bill' Faulkner (03/28/11)
William 'Bill' Faulkner, 87, of Akron, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. The Rev. Tanya Sherrill will officiate. Burial with military rites conduced by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Monday), with the family present after 6 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Alfred Wilberding (03/28/11)
Alfred J. Wilberding, 89, of Remsen, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Alfred was born Jan. 27, 1922, at rural Remsen, the son of Charles and Mary (Jasper) Wilberding. He was raised and educated in the Remsen and St. Killian, Minn., areas. After the eighth grade, Alfred stayed home to help on the family farm. He then worked as a carpenter for three years...
Duane E. Heidbrink (03/25/11)
Duane E. Heidbrink, 81, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars. The Rev. Timothy Geitz of Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars will officiate. ...
Chester 'Chet' Lahrs (03/25/11)
Chester "Chet" Lahrs, 89, of Le Mars, and formerly of Merrill, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Chester Lavern Lahrs was born March 7, 1922, on the family farm near Lawton, the son of Fred and Anna (Hanson) Lahrs. Chet attended country school near his home and graduated from Lawton High School in 1939...
Flora May Crabb (03/24/11)
Flora May Crabb, 95, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. Thoughts, stories, and expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Duane. Heidbrink (03/24/11)
Duane E. Heidbrink, 81, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Duane's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Chester 'Chet' Lahrs (03/24/11)
Chester "Chet" Lahrs, 89, of Le Mars, formerly of Merrill, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. ...
Marie M. Wagner (03/24/11)
Marie M. Wagner, 92, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. 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...
Reinard 'Reine' Dreckman (03/21/11)
Reinard "Reine" Dreckman, 86, of Le Mars, died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, with his family at his side, due to complications with pneumonia. Reinard Joseph Dreckman was born March 6, 1925, on the family farm south of Le Mars, the son of John and Elizabeth (Deters) Dreckman. Reine was ninth of 11 children born. He grew up on the farm and attended St. Joseph Catholic High School in Le Mars...
Helen A. Jasper (03/21/11)
Helen A. (Jahn) Jasper, 89, of Hawarden formerly of Ireton, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Ireton, with the Rev. David Daumer officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Porter Funeral Home in Ireton beginning at noon Tuesday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and visitation with the family until 8:30 p.m...
Larry D. Knaack (03/17/11)
Larry D. Knaack, 71, of Correctionville, died Wednesday afternoon, March 16, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Correctionville, with the Rev. Sheryl Ashley officiating. Interment will be in the Good Hope Cemetery, rural Correctionville...
Barbara (Feeck) Pick (03/16/11)
Barbara (Feeck) Pick, 53, of Correctionville, and a Remsen area native, died Monday, March 14, 2011, with her family at her side at her home in Correctionville. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. ...
Elroy F. Roling (03/16/11)
Elroy Frederick Roling, 71, of Kingsley, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Elroy was born Feb. 8, 1940, eight miles southeast of Remsen, in their rural home, the son of Gilbert and Marie (Grage) Roling. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith...
Brody G. Freking (03/15/11)
Brody Grant Freking, 14, of Grimes, formerly of Sergeant Bluff, died Saturday, March 12, 2011, from injuries suffered in a motocross accident in Sedalia, Mo. Brody was born May 7, 1996, in Sioux City, the son of Chuck and Shelly (Baker) Freking. He attended Sergeant Bluff-Luton Schools from kindergarten through third grade and third grade through ninth grade at Dallas Center-Grimes Schools...
James Grahlmann (03/15/11)
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. A Celebration of Life Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars officiating. Inurnment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from noon until service time Wednesday...
Esther 'Billie' Waller (03/15/11)
Esther "Billie" Waller, 91, of Marcus, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Esther Marian Moritz was born Oct. 25, 1919, near Remsen, Iowa, the daughter of John and Sophie (Scherner) Moritz. Billie was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Remsen. She attended rural school near her home and high school in Remsen. She would later work at Royer's Jewelry Store in Cherokee for several years...
Esther 'Billie' Waller (03/14/11)
Esther "Billie" Waller, 91, of Marcus, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at Careage Hills in Cherokee. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Burial will follow at Marcus -- Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. ...
Christine H. Meis (03/11/11)
Christine Helen Meis, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Christine was born July 1, 1922, at rural Le Mars, the daughter of Frank and Susan (Rodenbour) Plendl. She was raised and educated in the Le Mars area and received her education in the rural school system...
L. Theoan Rector (03/11/11)
L. Theoan Rector, 95, of Kingsley, died Wednesday evening, March 9, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ Church in Kingsley with the Rev. Robert Blair officiating. Inurnment will be in the Kingsley Cemetery...
Christine Meis (03/10/11)
Christine Helen Meis, 88 of Le Mars, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens. Visitation will be anytime after 2 p.m. Friday. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
John H. Bindner (03/10/11)
John H. Bindner, 99, of Marcus, died Monday, March 7, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. John Henry Bindner was born Aug. 25, 1911, at the Morton Ranch near Le Mars, the son of John F. and Cecelia (Kosse) Bindner. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars until the family moved to a farm south of Marcus in 1926. ...
L. Theoan Rector (03/10/11)
L. Theoan Rector, 95, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Theoan's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
DeWayne M. Roetman (03/10/11)
DeWayne Marlin Roetman, 75, of Pocahontas, formerly of Le Mars and Gowrie, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Pocahontas Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 18, 1935 in Colton, S.D., the son of John and Hennrietta (Visser) Roetman. He graduated from Le Mars High School in 1953. He married Darlene Richards June 6, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hinton...
John H. Bindner (03/09/11)
John H. Bindner, 99, of Marcus, died Monday, March 7, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Very Rev. Armand Bertrand will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery. ...
Lowell Barinsky (03/08/11)
Lowell Barinsky, 89, of Akron, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday, with the family present after 5 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
John H. Bindner (03/08/11)
John H. Bindner, 99, of Marcus, died Monday, March 7, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting John's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expression of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Charles Prescott (03/07/11)
Charles Daniel Prescott, 76, of Marcus, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Rock Rapids, following a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Very Rev. Armand Bertrand will celebrate Mass. ...
Duane E. Ward (03/07/11)
Duane E. Ward, 75, of Kingsley, died at his residence in Kingsley Sunday morning, March 6, 2011. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley. Thoughts, stories, and expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family on the www.mauerjohnsonfh.com website...
Christina R. VanVoorst (03/04/11)
Christina Rae VanVoorst, 36, of Sioux City, and a Le Mars native, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City, with the Rev. Russell Senstad officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Friday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the funeral home...
Thomas P. Wurth (03/04/11)
Thomas Paschal Wurth, 70, of Remsen, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at his home near Remsen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. ...
Ronald H. 'Ron' Burkard (03/03/11)
Ronald H. "Ron" Burkard, of Le Mars, a Plymouth County native and lifelong resident, died Tuesday March 1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. Ronald Henry Burkard was born March 14, 1932, on the family farm northeast of Le Mars, the son of Henry and Catherine (Ruether) Burkard. He grew up in the Le Mars area and received his education at St. Joseph' Catholic School...
Charles D. Prescott (03/03/11)
Charles Daniel Prescott, 76, of Marcus, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Rock Rapids, following a courageous battle with cancer. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Charles' family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Anthony 'Tony' Ruhland (03/03/11)
Anthony "Tony" Ruhland, 90, of Le Mars passed away gently Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, surrounded by family, in the heart of his daughter's home in Apple Valley, Minn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. ...
Evelyn M. Small (03/03/11)
Evelyn M. Small, 82, of Le Mars, died surrounded by her children Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at the Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. Evelyn Mardrose Donlin was born March 6, 1928, near Merrill, the daughter of William M. "Bill" and Lilah M. (Brown) Donlin. She attended school in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School in 1946. She took a position at the Plymouth Coop as a bookkeeper. That is where she met Roscoe "Junior" Small. The couple was united in marriage Aug. 10, 1948, in Le Mars...
Ronald Burkard (03/02/11)
Ron Burkard, of rural Le Mars, died Tuesday March 1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. 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...
Donald Deiterman (03/02/11)
Donald Deiterman, 83, of Merrill, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Donald Nicholas Deiterman was born July 31, 1927, on the family farm near Le Mars, the son of Pete and Sophie (Steichen) Deiterman. Donald attended country school near his home. As a young man, Don began farming with his parents...
Carol S. Dew (03/02/11)
Anthony 'Tony' Ruhland (03/02/11)
Anthony "Tony" Ruhland, 90, of Le Mars passed away gently Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, surrounded by family, in the heart of his daughter's home in Apple Valley, Minn. Anthony Michael Ruhland was born July 28, 1920, on the family farm south of Le Mars in Stanton Township, the son of John Michael and Elizabeth (Sitzmann) Ruhland. ...
Donald Deiterman (03/01/11)
Donald Deiterman, 83, of Merrill, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Randy Pollock (03/01/11)
Randy Pollock, 81, of Akron, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. The Rev. Tanya Sherrill will officiate. Burial with military rites conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. ...