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Obituaries from November 2011

Arlo A. Grubb (11/30/11)
Arlo A. Grubb, 80, of Kingsley, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center in Kingsley. Arlo Arthur Grubb was born March 9, 1931, on the family farm northeast of Kingsley in Henry Township, to Henry and Estella (Davis) Grubb. He attended country school near his home for eight years, then was needed to help his father on the farm...
Garth J. Johnson (11/30/11)
Garth J. Johnson, 73, of Le Mars, Tuesday, Nov. 29, , 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.
Jerome P. Junker (11/30/11)
Jerome P. Junker, 60, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Jerome Paul Junker was born Aug. 15, 1951 at Carroll, one of five children born to Paul Arthur and Marian (Haselton) Junker. He attended school at Glidden - Ralston, graduating in 1970. ...
George H. Merritt (11/30/11)
George H. Merritt, 83, of Russell, Pa., and a Le Mars native, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, Calif., as a result of an injury sustained in a fall. He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Le Mars, the son of the late Percy R. Merritt and Blanche B. Harrison Merritt Haller...
Arlo A. Grubb (11/29/11)
Arlo A. Grubb, 80, of Kingsley, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center in Kingsley. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Thomas 'Tom' Mai (11/29/11)
Thomas "Tom" Mai, 63, of Aberdeen, S.D., died Friday evening, Nov. 25, 2011, at at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., after a desired triumph over pain from his illness. Thomas L. Mai was born March 22, 1948, the son of Robert and Mary (Cronin) Mai at Le Mars. He was raised on a farm near Remsen, where he went to school, graduating from St. Mary's High School in 1966...
Jerome P. Junker (11/29/11)
Jerome P. Junker, 60, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jan Christensen of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars will officiate. ...
Edna P. Van Gorkom (11/29/11)
Edna P. Van Gorkom, 92, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Christ Lutheran (Grant Township) Cemetery, rural Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday), at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home with the family present from 5-8 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday...
Mary Wersinger (11/28/11)
Mary Wersinger, 87, of Remsen, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mary was born May 1, 1924, at Le Mars, the daughter of Joseph and Minnie (Unkrur-Santel) Wersinger. At the age of 10 months, she moved with her family to Remsen where she received her education at St. Mary's Catholic School, graduating in 1942. She worked for 41 years at West Iowa Telephone Company in Remsen retiring in 1989. In her retirement she kept busy doing volunteer work...
Edna P. Van Gorkom (11/28/11)
Edna P. Van Gorkom, 92, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Edna Pauline Van Gorkom was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Plymouth County, the daughter Albert and Johanna (Albers) Baumann. She attended country school near her farm home by Craig...
Ella Spies (11/28/11)
Ella Spies, 97, of Merrill, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Ella Katherine Petersen was born March 10, 1914, on the family farm in Washington Township, rural Merrill, the daughter of Jens and Emilie (Wettstadt) Petersen. Ella was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Merrill. She attended country school near her home and graduated from Merrill High School in 1933...
Alvin G. 'Duke' Schulz (11/28/11)
Alvin G. "Duke" Schulz, 77, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Alvin Gilbert "Duke" Schulz was born May 16, 1934, in Hungerford Township, Plymouth County, the son of Le Roy and Mildred (Peterson) Schulz. He attended country school and completed his education in Le Mars...
Alvin Schulz (11/25/11)
Alvin Schulz, 77, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Alvin's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Suzanne Treinen (11/23/11)
Suzanne "Sue" (Melentovich) Treinen, 62, of Remsen, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Orange City Health Systems Hospital in Orange City. Suzanne was born July 22, 1949, at Sioux City, the daughter of Walter and Mary Ruth (Morgan) Melentovich. Sue grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Bishop Heelen High School in 1967. She attended Briar Cliff College and graduated in 1971 with a degree in speech therapy...
Lois Lancaster (11/22/11)
Lois Lancaster, 81, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. ...
Donna Pullen (11/22/11)
Donna Pullen, 82, of Grimes, and a former Le Mars resident, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, surrounded by her family. Donna married C. Douglas Pullen on Nov. 2 1949. They lived most of their lives in Le Mars until moving to Grimes. Donna is survived by her husband, C. ...
Lois Lancaster (11/21/11)
Lois Lancaster, 81, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Lois Lucille Peters was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Le Mars, the daughter of Oscar and Margaret (Borchers) Peters. Lois was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars and later confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Johnson Township, near Merrill...
Kenneth P. Gaumnitz (11/21/11)
Kenneth Paul Gaumnitz, 91, of Merrill, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at his home in Merrill. Kenneth Paul Gaumnitz was born in Plymouth County, Iowa Aug. 10, 1920, to parents, Paul Otto Gaumnitz and Mathilda Schultz Gaumnitz, the third of five children...
Oscar Klein (11/18/11)
Oscar Michael Klein, 79, of Alton, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at Orange City Health Systems Hospital in Orange City. Oscar was born, March 13, 1932, the son of William and Clara (Hoffmann) Klein. Oscar was raised on a farm southeast of Hospers. He graduated from St. Anthony's School in Hospers. He worked for various farmers in the area. He served in the U.S. Army as an MP from 1953 to 1955...
Thomas G. Mertes (11/17/11)
Thomas G. Mertes, 62, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at his home in Le Mars. Thomas Glen Mertes was born July 20, 1949, in Merrill, the son of James V. and Mae D. (Harms) Mertes. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith...
Thomas G. Mertes (11/16/11)
Thomas G. Mertes, 62, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 at his home. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Lowaynne A. Bennett (11/14/11)
Lowayne A. Bennett, 70, of Sioux City, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Lowayne Arthur Bennett was born May 27, 1941, in Sioux City, the son of Louis and Violet (Prodehl) Bennett. He attended Liberty Consolidated School and graduated from Hinton High School in 1959...
Richard A. Maggrett (11/11/11)
Richard Allen Maggrett, 72, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and a former Le Mars resident, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, surrounded by his family. Richard Allen Maggrett was born Nov. 10, 1938, in Sioux Falls, S.D. He was a 1957 graduate of Le Mars High School...
Jack L. Nichols (11/11/11)
Jack L. Nichols, 81, of Mountain Home, Ark., died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 at Baxter County Regional Medical Center. Mr. Nichols was born Nov. 27, 1929, in David City, Neb., the son of Floyd F. and Stella V. (Staroscik) Nichols. He graduated from David City High School in 1949; he went on to serve in the United States Navy. He was honorably dischared and returned home when his father became very ill...
Martha Lenihan (11/09/11)
Martha Lenihan, 93, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness. The former Martha Elizabeth Kettler was born Aug. 11, 1918, at Slater, Mo., the daughter of Henry J. and Anna Louise (Bader) Kettler. She grew up in Slater and graduated from Slater High School...
Robert 'Bob' Lancaster (11/09/11)
Robert "Bob" Lancaster, 81, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. ...
Milton E. Merritt Sr. (11/09/11)
Milton E. Merritt Sr., 85, who lived a wonderful life 29 Palms, Calif., died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 29 Palms. Milton E. Merritt Sr. was born Dec. 20, 1925, in Le Mars. He was a member of the class of 1943 at Le Mars High School. Milt began his military career in World War II as a Navy torpedoman. ...
Vera Nilles (11/09/11)
Vera Mae (Schilmoeller) Nilles, 84, of Remsen, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Presbyterian Village in Ackley. Vera was born Jan. 26, 1927, at Granville, the daughter of Joe and Agnes (Laddusaw) Schilmoeller. Vera was raised in the Granville area and attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Granville. She then attended Briar Cliff College in Sioux City. After college she taught country school...
Larry Dobson (11/08/11)
Larry Dobson, 72, of Le Mars, died suddenly, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Larry Lee Dobson was born July 27, 1939, in Denison, the son of Oliver L. and Inez (Galland) Dobson. When he was a young child, the family moved to Beaver Creek, Minn., and later to Luverne, Minn., Lester, Iowa and then to Sioux Falls, S.D...
Robert 'Bob' Lancaster (11/08/11)
Robert "Bob" Lancaster, 81, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Robert Luverne Lancaster was born Dec. 7, 1929, on the family farm in Elgin Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Middleton John and Leah Rosabelle "Rosie" (Beattie) Lancaster. Bob was baptized and confirmed at the Seney United Methodist Church...
Martha Lenihan (11/08/11)
Martha Lenihan, 93, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. 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...
Gloria L. Schwien (11/08/11)
Gloria L. Schwien, 85, of Primghar, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Gloria Lou Hoffert, the daughter of Fred and Carrie Hoffert was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Rodman. She graduated from West Bend High School in 1944 and went on to earn a degree at Mankato Business School. Prior to marriage, she worked for Standard Oil in Mason City...
David Delperdang (11/07/11)
David Delperdang, 65, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. David was born Jan. 6, 1946, at rural Marcus, the son of Gerald and Edith (List) Delperdang. At the age of 3, David moved with his family to near Remsen. He received his education at St. Mary's Catholic School from which he graduated in 1964...
Larry Dobson (11/07/11)
Larry Dobson, 72, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Kathy Rollins (11/07/11)
Kathy Rollins, 58, of Remsen, died Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Kathy was born July 9, 1953, at Le Mars, the daughter of Frances and Elizabeth (Gotto) Singer. Kathy was raised the first nine years of her life on a farm south of Remsen until 1962 when they moved into Remsen. She attended St. Mary's High School, graduating in 1971...
Robert 'Bob' Lancaster (11/07/11)
Robert "Bob" Lancaster, 81, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 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...
Donald L. Sanow (11/03/11)
Donald L. Sanow, 83, of Marcus, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, following an auto accident in Marcus. Donald Lou Sanow was born Sept. 26, 1928, south of Marcus, the son of August and Emma (Koerner) Sanow. He was baptized Sept. 29, 1928, at home and confirmed March 15, 1942, at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen. Don attended school in Remsen...
Donald L. Sanow (11/02/11)
Donald L. Sanow, 83, of Marcus, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, following an auto accident in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. Don Erickson will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery with military honors provided by the VFW...
Randall R. 'Randy' Wiener (11/02/11)
Randall R. "Randy" Wiener, 56, of rural Hinton, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, following a courageous two year battle with pancreatic cancer. Randall Ray Wiener was born May 7, 1955, in Le Mars, the son of Albert and Elda (Ludwig) Wiener. He attended school in Hinton, where he graduated from high school in 1973. ...
Delores Friske (11/01/11)
Delores "Dee" Friske, 65, of Akron, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday, with the family present after 6 p.m., and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Donald L. Sanow (11/01/11)
Donald L. Sanow, 83, of Marcus, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, following an auto accident in Marcus. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Don's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Randall R. 'Randy' Wiener (11/01/11)
Randall R. "Randy" Wiener, 56, of rural Hinton, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. ...
Anita Zimmer (11/01/11)
Anita F. Zimmer, 85, of Littleton Colo., died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Porter Hospice at the Johnson Center in Centennial, Colo. She was the beloved mother of Richard (Jacquelyn) of Omaha Neb., Sharon (James) Frohne of Littleton Colo., and Deborah (David) Tomczyk of Beaver, W.V...