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Obituaries from September 2011

Thelma V. Bainridge (09/29/11)
Thelma V. Bainbridge, 89, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. ...
Thelma V. Bainridge (09/28/11)
Thelma V. Bainbridge, 89, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Thelma Viola Bainbridge was born Aug. 15, 1922, on the family farm near Kingsley, the daughter of Roscoe and Viola (Sheeler) Vannorsdel. She attended country school and later graduated from Pierson High School...
Ben L. Place (09/26/11)
Ben L. Place, 34, of Spencer, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at the Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer. He is the son of Vangie and Don Cowen of Marcus. Don works at Dean Foods, Inc. in Le Mars. Benjamin Lee Place was born March 27, 1977, in the Charleston Naval Hospital in Charleston, S.C...
Ronald Charlson (09/26/11)
Ronald Charlson, 72, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Ronald Ernest Charlson was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Le Mars, the son of Ernest and Anna (Grosenheider) Charlson. Ron was baptized and confirmed at St. ...
Ronald Charlson (09/23/11)
Ronald Charlson, 72, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 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 extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dorothy Coats (09/23/11)
Dorothy Coats, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Dorothy Jean Duistermars was born May 21, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Cleveringa) Duistermars in Grand Rapids, Mich. When she was 14 years old, the family moved to Sioux Center, then later to Orange City. She graduated from Orange City High School with the Class of 1945...
Sandra D. Lucero (09/23/11)
Sandra D. Lucero, 50, of Sioux Center, died Monday, Sept.19, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Sandra D. Aragon was born Aug. 5, 1961, at Albuquerque, N.M., to Felix and Josephine (Urban) Aragon. She received her education in New Mexico. For the last nine years, Sandra has lived in Sioux Center and worked production for Center Fresh Egg Company. Due to declining health concerns the past summer, Sandra had to stop working...
Charlotte Strang (09/23/11)
Charlotte Ann Strang, 68, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Charlotte Ann Strang was born March 26, 1943, in Portland, Ore., the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Wasson) Fields. She attended school in Oregon...
Gerald DeStigter (09/22/11)
Gerald DeStigter, 74, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Gerald Lee De Stigter was born Sept. 3, 1937, in Sioux Center, the son of Tim and Margaret (Rehberg) De Stigter. Gerald attended Sioux Center Christian School and graduated from Western Christian High School in 1955. Following high school, Gerald attended the inaugural year of Dordt College in Sioux Center. He graduated with an associate's degree in engineering...
Bobby Driggers (09/22/11)
Bobby Thomas Driggers, 69, of Maurice. died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Committal service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Porter Funeral Home in Ireton, with burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton, with the Rev. Mark Haverdink officiating. Flag presentation will be conducted by Ireton American Legion Bertram Post 276. Visitation will begin at noon Friday, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home...
Blanche T. Schultz (09/22/11)
Blanche T. Schultz, 91, of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Swanville, Minn., and a Maurice native, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Bridgeway Estates in Little Falls, Minn. Blanche T. Schultz was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Maurice, the daughter of John and Nellie (Brink) Van Peursem. ...
Charlotte Strang (09/21/11)
Charlotte Ann Strang, 68, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Stories and condolences may be shared with the family through mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Sandra D. Lucero (09/21/11)
Sandra D. Lucero, 50, of Sioux Center, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. Casey Kleeman of the Le Mars United Church of Christ officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home...
Gerald DeStigter (09/21/11)
Gerald DeStigter, 74, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, , at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Ken Vander Ploeg officiating. Interment will be 9:30 a.m. ...
Dorothy Coats (09/21/11)
Dorothy Coats, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Inurnment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Ronald 'Ronnie' Bohlke (09/21/11)
Ronald "Ronnie" E. Bohlke, 72, of Marcus, died Saturday evening, Sept. 17, 2011, at Trinity Pathway Hospice in Bettendorf, surrounded by his family. Ronald was born July 2, 1939, the son of Cletus and Adeline (Dickson) Bohlke of Le Mars. After graduating from Gehlen High School in 1956, Ronnie moved to California and graduated from El Camino College...
Geraldd DeStigter (09/20/11)
Gerald DeStigter, 74, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Sawyer Leavitt (09/20/11)
Sawyer Leavitt, 16, of Marcus, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, following a motor vehicle accident near Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn High School Gymnasium in Marcus. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the high school gym with the family present beginning at 4 p.m. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the school...
Fern Staab (09/20/11)
Fern Staab, 85, of Remsen, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Fern was born June. 17, 1926, at rural Remsen, the daughter of Anthon and Annie (Scharff) Miller. Fern was raised on a farm south of Remsen. She attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen...
Lucille E. Harkness (09/19/11)
Lucille E. Harkness, 86, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at her home. Lucille Esther Moffatt was born Nov. 16, 1924, near Westfield, the daughter of George Christy and Esther Ann (Boyd) Moffatt. She attended rural school through the eighth grade and graduated salutatorian from Westfield High School in 1943. She later attended Westmar College in Le Mars...
Mary Ann Kelly (09/19/11)
Mary Ann Kelly, 86, of Le Mars, died early Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mary Ann Weber was born July 29, 1925, in Le Mars, the daughter of Victor and Anna (Wilhelmi) Weber. Mary Ann attended St. Joseph Catholic School through the 8th grade and graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1944...
Dorothy Coats (09/19/11)
Dorothy Coats, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-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.
Gary Lee 'Schmitty' Schmitz (09/19/11)
Gary Lee "Schmitty" Schmitz, 73, of Remsen, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 3 p.m. Wednesday, with a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
Lucille E. Harkness (09/16/11)
Lucille E. Harkness, 86, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at her home. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Mary Ann Kelly (09/16/11)
Mary Ann Kelly, 86, of Le Mars died early today (Friday), Sept. 16, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center 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...
Joyce K. Wilsbacher (09/16/11)
Joyce Katherine (Graham) Wilsbacher, 72, of Sioux City, and formerly of Hinton, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City after a lengthy illness. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2000. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. ...
Wayne E. Weber (09/14/11)
Wayne E. Weber, 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars following a brief illness. Wayne Ernest Weber was born Jan. 9, 1932, on the family farm south of Le Mars, the son of Ernest Arthur and Lila Winifred (Darville) Weber. He attended country school and later graduated from Le Mars High School in 1950...
Dr. Robert Herrick (09/13/11)
Dr. Robert Lee Herrick, of Green Valley, Ariz., died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. "Bob" was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Brookfield, Mo., the son of the Rev. Lowell and Dorothy Herrick. His childhood was spent in various parsonages in Kansas and Colorado. He married Darlene Lewis, from Concordia, Kan., in 1954...
Paul 'Leo' LaBahn (09/13/11)
Paul "Leo" LaBahn, 55, of Merrill, died Friday Sept. 9, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. Paul James LaBahn was born Aug. 14, 1956, at Le Mars, the son of Richard and Agnes (Colling) LaBahn. He grew up in Merrill and attended elementary school in Merrill and Gehlen Catholic in Le Mars. Leo graduated from Le Mars Community High School with the class of 1974...
Wayne E. Weber (09/13/11)
Wayne E. Weber, 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars following a brief illness. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Wayne's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Paul 'Leo' LaBahn (09/12/11)
Paul "Leo" LaBahn, 55, of Merrill, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Merrill, with the Rev. Daniel Greving officiating. ...
Kenneth H. Carstens (09/09/11)
Kenneth H. Carstens, age 48, of Sioux City, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at a local hospital surrounded by his loving family following a brief battle from cancer. Ken was born Nov. 11, 1962 in Denver, Colo., the son of Kenneth W. and Sandra B.(Adams) Carstens. Ken moved to the Sioux City area at an early age with his family...
Jo Ann D. Janssen (09/09/11)
Jo Ann D. Janssen, 77, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Jo Ann Dorothy Muir was born Dec. 29, 1933, on the family farm near Merrill, to William and Marvel (Buhman) Muir. Jo Ann was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural Merrill. She attended and graduated from Le Mars Central High School with the Class of 1952...
Ellis E. Johansen (09/09/11)
Ellis E. Johansen, 97, of Pleasant Valley, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Ellis Eugene Johansen was born Jan. 9, 1914, the fifth child of Fred and Annie Johansen in Hay Springs, Neb. Connie, Ferd and Fred, and Horace were born before him. He graduated from high school in Hay Springs, and went on to attend college at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Neb....
Rudy Adler (09/08/11)
Rudy Adler, 95, longtime businessman and former mayor of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Rudy D. Adler was born Feb. 6, 1916 near Hawarden, the son of Fred and Pauline (Schmidt) Adler. As a young child he and his family moved to the Merrill area...
Anita Bergquist (09/08/11)
Anita Mae (Sorgdrager) Bergquist, 40, of Sioux City, and formerly of Merrill, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at her father's home in Merrill. Anita Mae Sorgdrager was born Feb. 5, 1971, in Le Mars, one of five children born to Earl Jr. and Tonja (McKnight) Sorgdrager. She graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1989...
Ilene L. Nelson (09/08/11)
Ilene L. Nelson, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Ilene Louise Moses was born Dec. 17, 1919, at Cherokee, the daughter of William and Emma (Blackford) Moses. She graduated from Cherokee High School in 1937...
Deborah J. Palmer (09/08/11)
Deborah J. Palmer, 50, of Lakemoore, Ill., formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at her home in Lakemoore from an apparent heart attack. Deborah Jeanne Palmer was born Sept. 29, 1960, in Le Mars, the daughter of Donald A. and Janice Rose (Hill) Palmer. She grew up in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1979...
Rudy D. Adler (09/07/11)
Rudy D. Adler, 95, longtime businessman and former mayor of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. ...
JoAnn D. Janssen (09/07/11)
JoAnn D. Janssen, 77, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations with the family present will be after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church...
Ilene L. Nelson (09/07/11)
Ilene L. Nelson, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars with the Rev. John Battern officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitations will continue Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church...
Deborah J. Palmer (09/07/11)
Deborah J. Palmer, 50, of Lakemoore, Ill., formerly of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at her home in Lakemoore from an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, with the Rev. ...
Marjorie 'Marg' Wych (09/06/11)
Marjorie "Marg" Wych, 87, of Akron, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Marjorie Arlene Daniel was born Aug. 20, 1924, on the family farm in Elkhorn Township near Kingsley, the daughter of John and Gladys (Porsch) Daniel. She attended country school near Kingsley and later high school in Kingsley where she graduated from Kingsley High School...
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, RSM (09/06/11)
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, RSM, of Farmington Hills, Mich., formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully Wednesday Aug. 24, 2011, at McAuley Center in Farmington Hills. She was 89 years of age and had been a Sister of Mercy for 72 years. Born to Frank and Mary (Block) Wilhelmi on Oct. 21, 1921, in Seney, Sister Marcia grew up in a farming community where she attended the Struble public schools...
Gladys Schulz (09/06/11)
Gladys Schulz, 82, of Merrill, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Gladys Plueger was born June 28, 1929, in Brunsville, the daughter of Fred and Minnie (Weber) Plueger. She received her education at Le Mars High School. On May 6, 1948, Gladys and Lester "Bud" Schulz were united in marriage at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. They made their home on a farm west of Merrill...
Ilene L. Nelson (09/06/11)
Ilene L. Nelson, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methoodist Church of Le Mars with the Rev. John Battern officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Addie Luken (09/06/11)
Addie Luken, 85, of Le Mars, formerly of Craig, died peacefully at her home Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. The former Addie Rose Burris was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Akron, the daughter of Claude and Mary (Burke) Burris. She grew up in Akron and graduated from Akron Public High School...
JoAnn D. Janssen (09/06/11)
JoAnn D. Janssen, 77, of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Daniel 'Beanie' Huls (09/06/11)
Daniel "Beanie" Huls, 54 of Le Mars died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at his home in Le Mars. Daniel Dean Huls, "Beanie" as he was known to family and friends, was born Jan. 30, 1957, in Le Mars, the son of Floyd and Marcella (Orban) Huls. Beanie graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School with the Class of 1976...
LaVern C. Heesch (09/06/11)
LaVern Carl Heesch, 82, of Daly City, Calif., formerly of Marcus, died Aug. 17, 2011, at Daly City, Calif., following a brief illness. Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus, with the Rev. James Gruber officiating. Military honors were conducted by the F.I. Goodburn American Legion Post #517...
Anita Bergquist (09/06/11)
Anita Mae (Sorgdrager) Bergquist, 40, of Sioux City, formerly of Merrill, died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at her father's home in Merrill. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Anita's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Dan Huls (09/02/11)
Dan Huls, 54, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at his home.. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family throughwww.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Addie Luken (09/02/11)
Addie Luken, 85, of Le Mars, formerly of Craig, died peacefully at her home Thursday Sept. 1, 2011. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family throughwww.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, RSM (09/02/11)
Sister Mary Marcia Wilhelmi, RSM, 89, of Farmington Hills, Mich., formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at McAuley Center in Farmington Hills. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 7, at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating...
Edwin Karssen (09/01/11)
Edwin Karssen, 85, of Alton, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Edwin was born March 21, 1926, in Lismore, Minn., the son of Gerrit and Emma Gertrude (Beukelman) Karssen. He was raised at Lismore until 1932, when the family moved to Alton, where he graduated from high school...
Leonard Buryanek (09/01/11)
Leonard Buryanek, 87, of Westfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. Deacon Richard Port will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. ...