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Obituaries from August 2011

Melissa Deckert (08/31/11)
Melissa Deckert, 41, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., after battling a lengthy illness. Melissa Jean Rubia was born March 7, 1970, in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Emily Jean and William Franklin Rubia. She attended school in San Diego, Calif...
Melissa Deckert (08/30/11)
Melissa Deckert, 41, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor Jon Meredith of First Baptist Church in Le Mars will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home...
LaVern C. Heesch (08/30/11)
Edwin Karssen (08/30/11)
Edwin Karssen, 85, of Alton, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at the Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Alton Reformed Church in Alton. The Rev. Roger Voskuil will officiate. Interment will follow at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton...
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, R.S.M. (08/30/11)
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, R.S.M., 89, of Farmington Hills, Mich., and formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011, at McAuley Center in Farmington Hills, Mich. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars...
David W. Hawkins (08/29/11)
David W. Hawkins, 73, rural Orange City, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. David Wendell Hawkins was born March 10, 1938, on the family farm in Elgin Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of Albert and Annie (Zimmerman) Hawkins. David was baptized into the Methodist faith and confirmed at the Seney United Methodist Church...
Gladys L. Taylor (08/29/11)
Gladys L. Taylor, 96, of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Gladys Luella Taylor was born Aug. 1, 1915, on the family farm north of Hinton, the youngest of eight children born to Louis Fred and Minnie Luella (Ellison) Winter. She was baptized and confirmed at the Merrill Melbourne United Methodist Church...
Melissa Deckert (08/29/11)
Melissa Deckert, 41, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Shirley Asseln (08/26/11)
Shirley Asseln, 87, of rural Ireton, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Shirley Louise Crowley was born June 16, 1924, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, the daughter of Earle and Cora (Langerock) Crowley. Shirley attended school in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1942...
Lester L. 'Bud' Schulz (08/26/11)
Lester L. "Bud" Schulz, 83, of Merrill, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Lester Leo Schulz was born Nov. 30, 1927 in Merrill, the son of LaVern and Pearl (Peterson) Schulz. He attended country school near his home on the family farm...
Shirley Asseln (08/25/11)
Shirley Asseln, 87, of rural Ireton, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment will at St. John Cemetery, Craig...
Lester Schulz (08/25/11)
Lester Schulz, 83, of Merrill, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. T he Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Lester's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Shirley Asseln (08/24/11)
Shirley Asseln, 87, of rural Ireton, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Marlin Borchers (08/23/11)
Marlin Borchers, 80, of Oro Valley, Ariz., formerly of the Le Mars area, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at his home in Oro Valley. Memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 27, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Oro Valley.
Kenneth L. Klemme (08/18/11)
Kenneth L. Klemme, 91, of Captain Cook, Hawaii, went to be with his heavenly Father on Aug. 7, 2011. Kenneth Lloyd Klemme was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Akron, the son of Emery and Freda (Schmidt) Klemme. He served our country in the Army Air Corps during World War II, serving as a flight engineer, crew chief, and Staff Sergeant E-6, flying missions in a C-46 aircraft between China and India, over the "Hump" during a period of two years. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 8, 1945...
Tom L. Davidson (08/16/11)
Tom L. Davidson, 58, of Moville, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at his home in Moville following a courageous battle with cancer. Thomas Lee Davidson was born Jan. 23, 1953, in Sioux City, the son of Marshall and Canice (Calhoun) Davidson. The family moved to Moville where Tom was raised and received his education, graduating from Woodbury Central High School in 1971...
Glenn 'Buzz' Jauer (08/15/11)
Glenn "Buzz" Jauer, 96, of Sioux City, formerly of Hinton, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the Holy Spirit Assisted Living Center in Sioux City. Glenn Jauer was born April 28, 1915, on the family farm in Hungerford Township, rural Hinton, the son of Albert and Julia (Westbury) Jauer. Glenn was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith...
Wilma Ritchie (08/15/11)
Wilma Ritchie, 84, of Le Mars died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Wilma Arlene Maass was born July 6, 1927 on the family farm in Henry Township, rural Remsen, the daughter of John and Ella (Seel) Maass...
Wilma Ritchie (08/12/11)
Wilma Ritchie, 84, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hinton. ...
Glenn 'Buzz' Jauer (08/12/11)
Glenn "Buzz" Jauer, 96, of Sioux City, formerly of Hinton, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. at the Holy Spirit Assisted Living Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church- Ellendale, rural Merrill, with the Rev. ...
Fran Bergin (08/12/11)
Fran Bergin, 59, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor Mike Molenaar will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Friday) at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present from 5-8 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Saturday...
Fran Bergin (08/11/11)
Fran Bergin, 59, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Francene Kay Mantel was born May 9, 1952, in Sioux Center, one of 10 children born to John and Gladys (Schutt) Mantel. She attended school in Doon. Following her education, Fran took a position at Otis Radio in Hawarden. She later worked at Aalfs Manufacturing in Spencer and Le Mars, K-Products in Orange City, and Behind the 8 Ball and Wal-Mart, both in Le Mars...
Glenn 'Buzz' Jauer (08/11/11)
Glenn "Buzz" Jauer, 96, of Sioux City, formerly of Hinton, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the Holy Spirit Assisted Living 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...
Wilma Ritchie (08/11/11)
Wilma Ritchie, 84, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dorothy Hultgren Borgman (08/10/11)
Dorothy Hultgren Borgman, 98, of rural Alcester,S.D., died unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at her in home Mesa, Ariz. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. The Rev. Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
George C. Cormany (08/10/11)
George C. Cormany, 73, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. George Charles Cormany was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Sioux City, the son of Harold Newell and Helen (Martin) Cormany. He graduated from East High School in Sioux City in 1958...
Lisa Fokken (08/10/11)
Lisa Marie (Radke) Fokken, 42, of South Sioux City, Neb., died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City, with the Revs. Russell Senstad and David Zirpel officiating. ...
George C. Cormany (08/09/11)
George C. Cormany, 73, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Duane Miesner will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m...
Norine Barinsky (08/08/11)
Norine (Carrell) Barinsky, 82, of Akron, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at her daughter's home in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday 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. today (Monday) 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...
Clarence L. Kock (08/08/11)
Clarence L. Kock, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. Clarence Leon Kock was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Le Mars, the son of Ulrich and Anna (Lubben) Kock. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Clarence was raised on a farm in Elgin Township, Plymouth County, and attended Elgin #9 Country school...
Jennifer Sells (08/08/11)
Jennifer Lynn Koppie Sells, 39, of Granville, died Thursday Aug. 4, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Jennifer was born Aug. 8, 1971 in Emmetsburg, the daughter of Gary and Linda (Moser) Koppie. Jennifer graduated from high school in Emmetsburg. ...
Shirley N. Vannorsdel (08/05/11)
hirley N. Vannorsdel, 81, of Kingsley, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Shirley Nell Jones was born May 16, 1930. in Rose Hill, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence and Doris (Nanke) Jones. She attended primary school in Rose Hill and later graduated from Cleghorn High School in 1947...
Clarence L. Kock (08/05/11)
Clarence L. Kock, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at his home. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family throughwww.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Hunter Heidesch (08/05/11)
Awesome Hunter Jack Heidesch took his first breath May 29, 1991, in Federal Way, Wash., and his last breath Aug. 2, 2011, in Nebraska. He was the first born son of John and Judy (Christiansen) Heidesch and just after the birth of his brother Sawyer the family moved to Iowa...
Norine Barinsky (08/05/11)
Norine Barinsky, 82, of Akron, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at her daughter's home in Akron. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Evelyn Schilmoeller (08/04/11)
Evelyn Schilmoeller, 69, of Remsen, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at a Sioux City hospital. Evelyn was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Sheldon, the daughter of Herman and Jennie (DeKruif) Krogman. Evelyn was raised and educated in the Sheldon area. During school she worked at the movie theater. She graduated from Sheldon High School in 1960...
Helen Killeas (08/03/11)
Helen Marie Killeas, 86, of Le Mars, died Monday Aug. 1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Helen was born June 27, 1925, in Sioux City, the daughter of Merlin and Marie (Rozenboom) Schueller. She grew up in Le Mars, attended schools there and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1943...
Shirley N. Vannorsdel (08/03/11)
Shirley N. Vannorsdel, 81, of Kingsley, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The Rev. Bob Blair will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date. ...
Helen Killeas (08/02/11)
Helen Killeas, 86, of Le Mars, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at Mercy 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...
Wayne W. Dorale (08/01/11)
Wayne W. Dorale, 79, of Kingsley, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at Sunrise Manor Retirement Community in Sioux City. Wayne William Dorale was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Battle Creek, the son of William and Emma (Krueger) Dorale. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton...
Pearl Cox (08/01/11)
Pearl Rose (Kunkel) Cox, 74, of Thornton, Colo., died Wednesday, July 27, 2011, in Thornton. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Remsen. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
Marjorie Barber (08/01/11)
Marjorie A.(Parker) Barber, 78, of Remsen, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, at her home. Funeral services were 11 a.m. today (Monday) at Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen, with the Rev. Dennis Martens officiating. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home...