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Obituaries from July 2011

Wayne W. Dorale (07/29/11)
Wayne W. Dorale, 79, of Kingsley, died today (Friday), July 29, 2011, at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City The Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley is assisting Wayne's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Walter 'Walt' Fuller (07/27/11)
Walter "Walt" Fuller, 71, of Merrill, died Friday, July 22, 2011 at his home. Walter Ivan Fuller was born Jan. 17, 1940, in Rudd, the son of Paul and Ocea (Piper) Fuller. As a young boy, the family moved to Nora Springs, Iowa where Walt attended and graduated from high school. He continued his education at Westmar College in Le Mars earning a degree in industrial arts...
Elmer M. Rock (07/25/11)
Elmer M. Rock, 87, of Kingsley, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Elmer Martin Rock was born May 3, 1924, on the family farm near Kingsley, the son of Carl and Hertha (Rock) Rock. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley...
Walter 'Walt' Fuller (07/25/11)
Walter "Walt" Fuller, 71, of Merrill, died Friday, July 22, 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.
Laurence E. Johnson (07/22/11)
Laurence E. Johnson, 91, of Marcus, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Walter W. Miller (07/22/11)
Walter W. Miller, 92, of Marcus, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Walter's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Elmer M. Rock (07/22/11)
Elmer M. Rock, 87, of Kingsley, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Johnson -- Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Elmer's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Eleanor A. 'Bobby' Brady (07/21/11)
Eleanor A. "Bobby" Brady, 88, of Marcus, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The very Rev. Armand Bertrand will celebrate Mass. ...
Eleanor A. 'Bobby' Brady (07/20/11)
Eleanor A. "Bobby" Brady, 88, of Marcus, died Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting Bobby's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Imelda M. Roethler (07/20/11)
Imelda M. Roethler, 93, of Marcus, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Imelda Mary Kass was born Feb. 25, 1918, on the family farm near Remsen, the daughter of Frank T. and Elizabeth (Nacke) Kass. She attended country school near her home. Following her education, Imelda assisted her family on the farm and performed housekeeping for neighboring families...
Imelda M. Roethler (07/18/11)
Imelda M. Roethler, 93, of Marcus, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 22, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Very Rev. Armand Bertrand will celebrate Mass. ...
Alvin Heeren (07/18/11)
Alvin Heeren, 86, of Le Mars, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Alvin Edwin Heeren was born March 28, 1925, in Akron, the son of Alfred and Alma (Jaster) Heeren. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars...
Alvin Heeren (07/15/11)
Alvin Heeren, 86, of Le Mars, died early today (Friday), July 15, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dr. Joseph Robinette (07/15/11)
Dr. Joseph Robinette, 65, of Tacoma, Wash., and a Le Mars native, died June 23, 2011, in Tacoma, Wash. It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to a truly wonderful man, Dr. Joseph Robinette, whose destiny was to pass away suddenly but peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a life filled with love, compassion and joyful experiences...
Andrew 'Andy' Hodgen (07/15/11)
Andrew William "Andy" Hodgen, 80, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, surrounded by his family. Andy was born Dec. 17, 1930, at Sioux City, the son of Delbert D. and Violet (Anderson) Hodgen. His family moved to Kingsley while Andy was a youngster...
Dr. Roland C. Bunge (07/14/11)
Dr. Roland Carl Bunge, 91, of Nacogdoches, Texas, and a former Le Mars area resident, died Monday, July 11, 2011, in Nacogdoches. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Nacogdoches with the Rev. Robert Kobler officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date...
Bradley R. Ross (07/13/11)
Bradley R. Ross, 59, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Le Mars, died June 14, at Alta, unexpectedly. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011 at St. John's American Lutheran Church, in Le Mars, with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Burial will be at a later time, the body was cremated...
Imelda M. Roethler (07/11/11)
Imelda M. Roethler, 93, of Marcus, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Imelda's family with arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Evalyn E. Sievers (07/11/11)
Evalyn E. Sievers, 94, of Le Mars passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Evalyn E. Petersen was born July 4, 1917, on the family farm near Remsen, the daughter of Niels and Elise (Kloster) Petersen. She was baptized and confirmed at the Danish Lutheran Church near Oyens...
Maggie May Coppock (07/08/11)
Maggie May Coppock, 90, of Mesa, Ariz., died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Mesa. Maggie was born to Conrad and Annie (McDougal) Nanninga on a farm west of Struble on May 9, 1921. The family moved to a farm near Ireton, where she lived until graduating from Le Mars Central High School...
Evalyn Sievers (07/08/11)
Evalyn E. Sievers, 94, of Le Mars, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family throughwww.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Walter 'Walt' Dirks (07/07/11)
Walter "Walt" Dirks, 94, of Akron, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Akron Care Center. Walter Eilert Dirks was born Oct. 12, 1916, to John and Mary (Pageler) Dirks in Brunsville. Walter grew up in Brunsville where he was baptized and confirmed in the German Lutheran faith...
Donald R. French (07/07/11)
Donald R. French, 80, of Le Mars, formerly of Correctionville, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars (Brentwood). Donald Ray French was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Mc Paul, Iowa, the son of Frank and Lois (Cain) French. He attended high school in Thurman, graduating in 1948...
Geraldine Wilberding (07/07/11)
Geraldine "Gerry" Wilberding, 83, of Remsen, died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Gerry was born May 9, 1928, at rural Cleghorn, the daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (Glassmaker) Bauer. She was raised in the Maryhill area and attended grade school at Visitation Grade School at Maryhill. She graduated from Cleghorn High School in 1947...
Elizabeth M. Pochop (07/06/11)
Elizabeth "Betty" M. Pochop, 92, of Le Mars, died peacefully Monday, July 4, 2011 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. The former Elizabeth Mary Schlesser was born Jan. 21, 1919, in Elgin Township, Plymouth County, the daughter of Nick R. and Mary R. (Flaherty) Schlesser. She was the middle child of three daughters...
Donald R. French (07/06/11)
Donald R. French, 80, of Le Mars, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars (Brentwood) in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Matt Hewitt will celebrate Mass. ...
Walter 'Walt' Dirks (07/05/11)
Walter "Walt" Dirks, 94, of Akron, died Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Akron Care Center. Walter Eilert Dirks was born Oct. 12, 1916, to John and Mary (Pageler) Dirks in Brunsville. Walter grew up in Brunsville where he was baptized and confirmed in the German Lutheran faith...
Cleone Varenhorst (07/05/11)
Cleone Varenhorst, 83, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Cleone Maxlynn Peters was born March 20, 1928, on the family farm near Craig, the daughter of Henry and Hannah (Utesch) Peters. As an infant, Cleone was baptized into the Lutheran faith and later confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
Donald R. French (07/05/11)
Donald R. French, 80, of Le Mars, died Saturday, July 2, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Don's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Elizabeth M. Pochop (07/05/11)
Elizabeth Mary Pochop, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 4, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Merle R. Loftis, Jr. (07/01/11)
Merle Raymond Loftis, Jr., 69, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Cherokee. Merle was born June 28, 1942 in Coleridge, Neb., the son of Merle R. and Opal L. (Coulter) Loftis Sr. He attended Coleridge High School. He drove for Schusters Trucking in Le Mars until retiring in 2008...