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Obituaries from May 2011

Shirley Gengler (05/31/11)
Shirley Ann (Theisen) Gengler, 79, of Le Mars, died Friday, May 27, 2011, after a five-year battle with pancreatic cancer, surrounded by her family. Shirley was born July 7, 1931, the daughter of John P. and Anna Marie (Ruden) Theisen. She was raised in the Oyens and Remsen area and received her education at St. Catherine's school in Oyens...
Marion R. Taylor (05/31/11)
Marion R. Taylor, 92, of Cleghorn, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Remsen, with the Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Remsen Community Cemetery...
Margaret Hoorneman (05/27/11)
Margaret Hoorneman, 97, of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the Shell Point Retirement Community in Ft. Myers after a long and extraordinary life. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars...
Mary L. Norton (05/27/11)
Mary Lynne Norton, 54, of Loveland, Colo., and a former Le Mars resident, died May 10, 2011, at Loveland after a lenghty battle with breast cancer. Mary Lynne Norton was born Jan. 16, 1957, in Le Mars, the daughter of Norman and Helen Weber. She was the youngest of four children. She graduated from Le Mars Community High School and attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. Mary earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education with an emphasis in special education...
Cherry J. Cliff (05/26/11)
Cherry J. Cliff, 80, of Kingsley, died Tuesday evening, May 24, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Cherry Jane Cliff was born at Mrs. Murphy's Maternity Home in Kingsley on Sept. 1, 1930, the daughter and youngest child of James Thomas and Jennie Belle (Pratt) Cliff. She graduated from the Union Consolidated School in 1948. Following high school, Cherry furthered her education at Morningside College in Sioux City...
Berdenna W. 'Bernie' Faber (05/26/11)
Berdenna W. "Bernie" Faber, 91, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at her home. Berdenna Wilimina Zwart was born June 25, 1919, in Steen, Minn., the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth (Schipper) Zwart. As a young girl she lived in Rock Rapids, Iowa, Lismore, Minn., and later Kenneth, Minn., where the family farmed. She received her education in country schools near her home. When Bernie was in eighth grade, she moved with her family to Artesia, Calif...
Lowell L. Baldwin (05/25/11)
Lowell L. Baldwin, 85, of Merrill, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his home. Lowell Lloyd Baldwin was born March 8, 1926, on a farm near Akron, the son of Lloyd and Marie (Heeren) Baldwin. He was raised on a farm in Johnson Township and attended and graduated from Akron High School in 1943. While in high school, Lowell was instrumental in establishing the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program in the Akron school...
Cherry Cliff (05/25/11)
Cherry J. Cliff, 80, of Kingsley, died Tuesday evening, May 24, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Berdenna 'Bernie' Faber (05/25/11)
Berdenna W. "Bernie" Faber, 91, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at her home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Timothy Geitz will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. ...
Dennis E. Rees (05/25/11)
Dennis E. Rees, 79, of West Des Moines, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Denny was born May 28, 1931 in Le Mars, the son of Robert and Clarissa Rees. He attended Carroll High School and Drake University where he was a four-year letterman for the Bulldogs in basketball, a sport which brought Denny and Grace together...
Eugene 'Gene' Lee (05/25/11)
Eugene A. "Gene" Lee, 79, of Pencil Bluff, Ark., formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Arkansas. A graveside memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Andrew Steven Schroeder (05/24/11)
Andrew Steven Schroeder, 18, of Omaha, Neb., died Saturday, May 21, 2011. He was born May 31, 1992, the son of Larry and Stephanie Schroeder. Andrew had an undeniable zest for life. He loved to travel and had many friends all over the world. He had a sly smile and a huge, caring heart with a special place in it for his little sister, Jesslyn...
LaVonne 'Von' Gall (05/24/11)
LaVonne "Von" (Phillips) Gall, of Sioux City, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at her home in Sioux City. LaVonne was born in Remsen, the daughter of Fred T. and Catherine (Schaaf) Phillips. She was raised and educated in the Remsen area. After her graduation from high school, she attended an all girls boarding school and College of Ward-Belmont of Nashville, Tenn., where she earned her diploma in dance. She then taught adult education at Central High School in Sioux City...
Eldo Bollmeyer (05/24/11)
Eldo Bollmeyer, 80, of Hinton, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at his home in Hinton, following a courageous battle with cancer. Eldo Henry Louis Bollmeyer was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Correctionville, the son of Edwin and Violetta (Kasch) Bollmeyer. His family moved to a farm east of Hinton when he was a young boy and he attended rural school. He later attended Hinton Community Schools and graduated from Hinton Community High School...
Mary Jo Fitzgerald (05/24/11)
Mary Jo Fitzgerald, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family. Mary Josephine Krebs was born March 11, 1920, on a farm in rural Manson in Pocahontas County the daughter of William and Mary (Byrne) Krebs. She was baptized at St. ...
Lowell Baldwin (05/24/11)
Lowell Baldwin, 85, of rural Merrill, died today (Tuesday), May 25, 2011, at his home. The Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Eldo Bollmeyer (05/23/11)
Eldo Bollmeyer, 80, of Hinton, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at his home near Hinton. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Amy M. Galles (05/23/11)
Amy M. Galles, 37, of Primghar, and formerly of Remsen, died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Amy was born Aug. 9, 1973, at Sioux City, the daughter of Larry and Ann (Harpenau) Galles. Amy was raised in the Remsen area and attended Remsen-Union School, graduating in 1992. Amy lived in Primghar with the Pride Group and worked in various establishments through the Pride Group...
Mary Jo Fitzgerald (05/23/11)
Mary Jo Fitzgerald, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Matt Hewitt will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Eva 'Sis' Brandes (05/23/11)
Eva Lorraine "Sis" Brandes, 94, of Remsen, died Friday, May 20, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. She was born May 23, 1916, in Remsen, the second child and the only daughter of Paul and Veronica "Vera" (Brune) Schmidt. She lived her entire life in Remsen, and was a well-known member of the community. ...
Hilton 'Red' Pecks (05/23/11)
Hilton "Red" Pecks, 97, of Le Mars, died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Hilton F. Pecks was born April 11, 1914 on the family farm near Brunsville, the son of Henry and Flora (Reihl) Pecks. Hilton was better known as "Red" to his family and friends. Red attended country school near his home. After his schooling, Red helped on the farm and later received training through the Civilian Conservation Corp as a heavy equipment operator...
Gary R. Akers (05/19/11)
Gary R. Akers, 64, of Le Mars, formerly of Des Moines, died Monday, May 16, 2011, at his Le Mars residence. No visitation or services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
Vernon Pageler (05/19/11)
Vernon Pageler, 77, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at his home following a brief illness. Vernon Dean Pageler was born July 26, 1933, at Craig, the son of Carl and Elsie (Schuette) Pageler. He attended school in Craig. Following his education, Vernon took a position with Wells' Dairy in Le Mars. After six years with Wells, he purchased and operated his own gas station. He later returned to Wells' Dairy and worked for 19 years before retiring in 1983...
Kelly Schwarz (05/19/11)
Kelly Schwarz, 8, of Marcus, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. Kelly Thomas Schwarz was born Aug. 28, 2002, in Le Mars, the son of Michael and Cynthia (Briggs) Schwarz. At three months of age, Kelly suffered a brain injury that left him partially disabled...
Elmer Muecke (05/18/11)
Elmer Muecke, age 81, of Sheldon, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at his home in Sheldon. Elmer Oswald Muecke was born Nov. 5, 1929, in Hinton, the son of Oswald Herman Paul and Viola (Peters) Muecke. He lived his youth in Hinton, where he attended school and graduated from high school...
Vernon Pageler (05/18/11)
Vernon Pageler, 77, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at his home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig. Burial will follow at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Craig. ...
Kelly Schwarz (05/18/11)
Kelly Schwarz, 8, of Marcus, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. 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 the parish cemetery. ...
Juanita Jelken (05/17/11)
Juanita Jelken, 88, of Brunsville, died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at her daughter's home in Kansas City, Mo. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Brunsville. A time of fellowship and sharing of memories will be held following the service at the Brunsville Legion Hall...
Marjorie Meseck (05/17/11)
Marjorie Lois Meseck, 88, of Urbandale, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Marjorie was born July 29, 1922, in Lanesboro, the daughter of George and Hattie (Remsburg) Widman. She attended Buena Vista College in Storm Lake and Westmar College in Le Mars where she earned her degree...
Douglas E. Sorensen (05/17/11)
Douglas E. Sorensen, 46, of Denison, and formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at his home. Douglas Eugene Sorensen was born April 29, 1965, the son of Maurice and Donna Sorensen and Opal (Powers) and Melvin Harms, in Sac City. He received his education in the Le Mars Community Schools in Le Mars...
Edna L. Boysen (05/13/11)
Edna L. Boysen, 92, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Medicalodge in Fort Scott, Kan. Edna Louise (Heeren) Boysen was born July 23, 1918, in rural Le Mars, the daughter of Albert and Lena (Croon) Heeren. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars...
Edna L. Boysen (05/12/11)
Edna L. Boysen, 92, of Fort Scott, Kan., formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday May 11, 2011, at Medicalodge in Fort Scott, Kan. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
LaVern R. Pageler (05/12/11)
LaVern R. Pageler, 88, of rural Merrill, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. LaVern Roy Pageler was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Wessington Springs, S.D., the son of Henry W. and Lillian (Thormahlen) Pageler. On March 1, 1933 LaVern and his family moved to Union Township, Plymouth County, Iowa. LaVern attended Union Consolidated School, graduating in 1941...
LaVern R. Pageler (05/11/11)
LaVern R. Pageler, 88, of rural Merrill, died Monday, May 9, 2011, at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars. ...
Joyce Grenier (05/11/11)
Joyce E. Grenier, 82, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 8, 2011 at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. The former Joyce Elizabeth Kramer was born Oct. 13, 1928, at Le Mars, the daughter of Frank H. and Henrietta (Puetz) Kramer. She grew up in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School. Following high school she earned her degree in business at National Business Training School in Sioux City and was employed as a secretary with Iowa Public Service until her marriage...
Carol E. Badgerow (05/11/11)
Carol E. Badgerow, 80, of Harrison, Ark., formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Hospice House in Harrison, Ark. Graveside services will bE at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, at the Kingsley Cemetery in Kingsley. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow at the Kingsley Community Center...
Betty R. Bjorge (05/10/11)
Betty R. Bjorge, 93, of Cherokee, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at her home. Betty was born Nov. 20, 1917, to George and Cecil (Waddell) Dunn at Cherokee. She graduated from Cherokee Wilson High School in 1933. She then attended Iowa State Teacher's College for two years and received a teaching degree...
Harry W. Christensen (05/10/11)
Harry W. Christensen, 81, of Le Mars, and formerly of Ord and Stromsburg, Neb., died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Free Church in Stromsburg, Neb., with the Rev. ...
Joyce E. Grenier (05/10/11)
Joyce E. Grenier, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. ...
Harry W. Christensen (05/09/11)
Harry W. Christensen, 81, of Le Mars, and formerly of Ord and Stromsburg, Neb., died Friday, May 6, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Harry William Christensen, the son of William and Genevieve (Lindquist) Christensen, was born June 27, 1929, in Howard County, Neb. ...
Joyce Grenier (05/09/11)
Joyce Grenier, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 8, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
James 'Jim' Kayser (05/09/11)
James "Jim" Kayser, 85, of Le Mars, died Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Orange City Area Health System, following a brief illness. James Henry Kayser was born Oct. 28, 1925, at Emery, S.D., the son of Frank and Mathilda (Kramer) Kayser. He grew up at Emery and attended school there. His father died while he was still a teenager and his mother and family moved to the Remsen area, where he farmed for his mother...
LaVern Pageler (05/09/11)
LaVern Pageler, 88, of Le Mars, died today (Monday) May 9, 201 at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Thoughts, stories and condolences may be shared with the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Verdine Ehrp (05/05/11)
N. Verdine Ehrp, 95, of Remsen, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Verdine was born May 27, 1915, at Holstein, the son of Claus and Matilda (Rochau) Ehrp. Verdine was raised in the Holstein area and graduated from Holstein Public School in 1931. On Sept. 25, 1933, he enlisted into the U.S. Army National Guard and served until Aug. 12, 1939. During that time he moved to the Merrill area and started farming...
Marjorie 'Marge' Page (05/05/11)
Marjorie A. "Marge" Page, 93, of Kingsley, died Tuesday afternoon, May 3, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Kingsley. The Rev. Robert Blair and the Rev. Steven Swenson will officiate. Interment will be in the Kingsley Cemetery...
Verdine Ehrp (05/04/11)
Verdine Ehrp, 95, of Remsen, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Arrangements are pending with Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen.
Marjorie A. Page (05/04/11)
Marjorie A. Page, 93, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center. Arrangements are pending with Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.
Michael 'Mitch' Powell (05/04/11)
Michael "Mitch" Powell, 56, of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at The Abbey in Le Mars. He was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Beverly and Larry O'Neil. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jon Meredith of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday morning at the funeral home...
Le Ann Rolling (05/03/11)
Shirley M. Plendl (05/03/11)
Shirley M. Plendl, 74, of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Regency Square Center in South Sioux City, Neb. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor Jon Moravec of Rejoice! Community Church in Le Mars will officiate. ...
Michael 'Mitch' Powell (05/03/11)
Michael "Mitch" Powell, 56, of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at The Abbey in Le Mars. Michael David Powell was born Aug. 25, 1954, in Primghar, the son of Michael T. and Beverly R. (Kimmel) Powell. Mitch, as he was known by his family and friends, graduated from East High School in Rusk, Texas in 1972. He later attended and graduated from Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City in 1976...
LaVaughn K. Adkins (05/02/11)
LaVaughn K. Adkins, 69, of Oto died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at a Sioux City hospital. LaVaughn Karon Adkins, daughter of Harold and Edna (Heinse) Sands, was born January 30, 1942 near Anthon. She was raised and educated in the area of her birth. She attended Oto Schools through the 11th grade then received her G.E.D. at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City...
Michael 'Mitch' Powell (05/02/11)
Michael "Mitch" Powell, 56, of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at The Abbey in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jon Meredith of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday morning at the funeral home...
Michael H. Even (05/02/11)
Michael Even, 81, of Alton, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. Michael Henry Even was born July 20, 1929, in Alton, the son of Joseph T. "Matty" and Blanche (Sauer) Even. He was raised at Alton, where he graduated from St. Mary's Academy. From 1951 to 1953, he served in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Riley in Manhatten, Kan...
Shirley M. Plendl (05/02/11)
Shirley M. Plendl, 74, of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Regency Square Center in South Sioux City, Neb. Shirley Marie Jebsen was born Oct. 7, 1936, in Hinton, the daughter of Roy and Bernice (Juhl) Jebsen. She graduated from Hinton High School and later attended Stewart's School of Hair Styling in Sioux City. ...
Leann Rolling (05/02/11)
Leann Rolling, 56, of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...