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Obituaries from December 2011

Richard Grienke (12/30/11)
Richard C. Grienke, 78, of Cherokee, formerly of Aurelia, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Cherokee Villa Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, with Monsignor Kenneth Seifried officiating. ...
Helen Wiederholt (12/28/11)
Helen Wiederholt, 93, of Remsen, formerly of Sioux City and Le Mars, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. Helen was born Feb. 27, 1918, in Remsen, the daughter of Joseph and Regina ( Sudtelgte) Staab. Helen graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1935. She attended Briar Cliff College from 1936-1937...
Eileen Lubben (12/28/11)
Eileen Lubben, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Eileen Ruth Chamberlain was born March 19, 1928, in Le Mars, the daughter of Art and Minnie (Bremer) Chamberlain. Eileen was baptized into the Baptist faith. She received her education at several schools in northwest Iowa...
Anthony 'Tony' Burgers (12/28/11)
Anthony "Tony" Burgers, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Anthony Gerrit Burgers was born Nov. 6, 1928, on the family farm in Welcome Township, East of Sioux Center, the son of Gerrit and Hendrika (Vander Pol) Burgers. Tony was raised on the farm and attended country school. His father died when he was a teenager and Tony left school to help his mother with the farm...
Arlin A. Beeck (12/27/11)
Arlin A. Beeck, 57, of Akron, died unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. ...
Richard C. Boever (12/27/11)
Richard Claire Boever, 75, of Remsen, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at his home in Remsen surrounded by his family. Dick was born July 3, 1936, at Marcus, the son of John and Geraldine (Dickson) Boever. He attended Holy Name Catholic School in Marcus and graduated in 1955. He then entered the U.S. Army in 1957 and was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., until his honorable discharge in 1959...
Anthony 'Tony' Burgers (12/27/11)
Anthony "Tony" Burgers, 83, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jan Christenson of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be 1 p.m. Friday, at the National Cemetery in Spencer, Neb. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Eileen Lubben (12/27/11)
Eileen Lubben, 83, of Le Mars, died Monday, December 26, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Wednesday with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars...
Helen M. Popken (12/27/11)
Helen M. Popken, 90, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Helen Marie Popken was born May 16, 1921, on the family farm in Grant Township, rural Le Mars, the daughter of Adolph and Clara (Kruse) Popken. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith at home by the Rev. Theo Meyer from St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Preston Township, rural Akron. She was later confirmed through the church...
Tom Rassel (12/27/11)
Tom Rassel, 70, of Cleghorn, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at his home. Thomas Robert Rassel was born Oct. 13, 1941, in Le Mars, the son of Frank and Fern (Peck) Rassel. The family moved to Marcus, where Tom attended Holy Name Catholic School. On Feb. 16, 1963, Tom and Donna Lea Rokes were united in marriage at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. They made their home in Marcus before moving to Cleghorn in 1969...
Helen Wiederholt (12/27/11)
Helen (Staab) Wiederholt, 93, of Remsen, formerly of Sioux City and Le Mars, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Visitaiton will be after 2 p.m. Thursday, with a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen...
Tom Rassel (12/23/11)
Tom Rassel, 70, of Cleghorn, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at his home in Cleghorn. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus, is assisting Tom's family with funeral arrangements. Thoughts, stories and condolences may directed to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Mathilda Johnson (12/22/11)
Mathilda Johnson, 95, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mathilda K. Popken was born Jan. 19, 1916, on the family farm east of Craig, the daughter of John G. and Katherine (Janssen) Popken. Mathilda was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Craig. She attended country school near her home...
Marianne E. Litterick (12/21/11)
Marianne E. Litterick, 84, of Hinton, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at a Sioux City hospital. Marianne was born May 10, 1927, in Sioux City, the daughter of Alvin and Clara (Vogt) Ellison. She grew up in the Hinton area and graduated from Hinton High School...
Mathilda Johnson (12/21/11)
Mathilda Johnson, 95, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Viola M. 'Vi' Kasner (12/20/11)
Viola M. "Vi" Kasner, 87, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at the Countryside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sioux City. Viola Mary Kasner was born Nov. 20, 1924, in Alton, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Mary (Plagge) Baune. Vi attended country school near her home until moving to Remsen, Iowa in 1932. She continued her education at St. Mary's Catholic School, graduating in 1942...
Meredith 'Minnie' Schroeder (12/20/11)
Meredith "Minnie" Schroeder, 66, of Remsen, died Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Minnie was born Jan. 12, 1945, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, the daughter of Lawrence and Bernetta (Boothby) Reinert. Minnie was raised in Marcus and educated at Holy Name Catholic School through her junior year then attended Marcus Public School, graduating in 1963. She worked in a Café in Marcus for a few years...
Larry Wink (12/20/11)
Larry Wink, 72, of Le Mars, formerly of Kingsley, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at his home surrounded by family after a valiant seven year battle with colon cancer. Larry Reinking Wink was born June 10, 1939, in rural Woodbury County, the son of Johnnie and Elna (Reinking) Wink. ...
Larry Wink (12/19/11)
Larry Wink, 72, of Le Mars, formerly of Kingsley died Saturday, December 17, 2011, at his home surrounded by family after a valiant seven-year battle with colon cancer. Larry Reinking Wink was born on June 10, 1939, in rural Woodbury County to Johnnie and Elna (Reinking) Wink. ...
Viola M. 'Vi' Kasner (12/19/11)
Viola M. "Vi" Kasner, 87, of Kingsley, Iowa died on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the Countryside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa. ...
Patricia 'Patty' Schipper (12/15/11)
Patricia "Patty" Ann Rickabaugh Schipper, 81, of Raeford, N.C., and a Le Mars area native died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C. She is survived by her husband, Wendell "PeeWee" Schipper; sons, Carl Schipper and Earle Schipper; daughters, Marceal Johnson and Lynnette Fingland; grandchildren, Eddie Schipper, Chris Schipper, Mandy Schipper, Jenny Conner, Jimmy Denny, Michael Johnson, Karissa Gallagher, Sierra Gallagher and Sara Cortez Schipper; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dale Rickabaugh, George Rickabaugh, Perry Rickabaugh, and a sister, Ester Rickabaugh.. ...
Kyle J. Badgerow (12/13/11)
Kyle Joseph Badgerow 17, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at a Sioux City hospital. Kyle was born Feb. 22, 1994, in Sioux City, the son of Tim Badgerow and Ranae (Dewey) Miller. He was to have graduated from Kingsley-Pierson High School in May 2012...
Arthur R. Haggin (12/13/11)
Arthur R. Haggin, 67, of Kingsley, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley. Msgr. Kenneth Seifried will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery. ...
Ruby J. Kabisch (12/13/11)
Ruby Jean Kabisch, 75, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center of Kingsley. Ruby Jean Kabisch was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Hinton, the daughter of Weston and Emma (Johnson) Richardson. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith as an infant. Ruby grew up on the family farm near Kingsley, attending country school and Kingsley's high school, graduating in 1955...
Kyle Badgerow (12/12/11)
Kyle Badgerow, 17, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kingsley-Pierson High School. Visitation with the family present will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the high school. Arrangements are under the direction of Rohde Funeral Home of Kingsley...
Jo-Ann M. Dunlap (12/12/11)
Jo-Ann M. Dunlap, 82, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Jo-Ann Malvin Dunlap was born Sept. 22, 1929, in Oberlin, Ohio, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Juhasz) Vargo. She attended school in Amherst, Ohio, and worked at a dry cleaners following her education...
Melvin Koch (12/12/11)
Melvin Koch, 89 of Remsen, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Melvin was born, Feb. 24, 1922, on the Koch family farm at rural Remsen, the son of Ernest and Anna (Klaschen) Koch. Melvin was raised and educated in the Remsen area. He attended Henry Township Country School for elementary grades and graduated from Remsen Public High School in 1939. He then went into farming with his parents...
Eva I. Varenhorst (12/12/11)
Eva I. Varenhorst, 89, of Le Mars, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Eva Irene Varenhorst was born May 13, 1922, on her family's farm west of Le Mars, one of 11 children born to Harvey and Mabel (Gabel) Herman. She attended country school near her home in rural Merrill...
Jo-Ann M. Dunlap (12/09/11)
Jo-Ann M. Dunlap, 82, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Monday, at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the family present to greet friends at 1 p.m...
August P. Nitzschke (12/08/11)
August Paul Nitzschke, 96 of Remsen, entered the Lord's home Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. August was born to Edward and Alvina (Erichsen) Nitzschke on April 8, 1915, in rural Remsen. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church rural Marcus in 1915. He was confirmed April 13, 1930, at Christ Lutheran Church in Remsen...
Mary C. Becker (12/08/11)
Mary Catherine Becker, 89, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mary was born Friday, Oct. 13, 1922, in Cherokee, the daughter of Irving and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Sage. She always considered 13 to be her "lucky number" because of her birthday...
Mary Becker (12/07/11)
Mary Catherine Becker, 89, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Mary C. Becker (12/06/11)
Mary C. Becker, 89, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Mary's family with funeral arrangements. Stories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Howard G. Kovarna (12/06/11)
Howard G. Kovarna, 91, of Kingsley, formerly of Merrill, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center in Kingsley. Howard George Kovarna was born Jan. 17, 1920, west of Hinton, on the family farm located in Perry Township, the son of John and Olive (Maxey) Kovarna. He attended country school near his home...
Alicia E. Johnson (12/05/11)
Alicia E. Johnson, 85, of Council Bluffs, and formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at the Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs. Alicia Ellen Moran was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Le Mars, the daughter of Hugh F. and Ann A. (O'Brien) Moran. She graduated from Le Mars Central High School and continued her education at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City where she received her teaching degree...
Howard G. Kovarna (12/05/11)
Howard G. Kovarna, 91, of Kingsley, formerly of Merrill, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center in Kingsley. Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Funeral Home in Le Mars with Pastor Kolleen Queener officiating. ...
James A. 'Jim' Smith (12/05/11)
James A. "Jim" Smith, 86, of Marcus, Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Jim Smith was born March 7, 1925, the son of Stanley and Marie (Walsh) Smith. As a child, he joined with his sister Audrey and his mother to perform as the musical "Smith Kiddies." A winning performance at the Sioux City Orpheum sent them on to perform at the Chicago World's Fair...
Garth J. Johnson (12/02/11)
Garth J. Johnson, 73, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Garth Julian Johnson was born Feb. 24, 1938, in Morehead, the son of Emil and Gudrun (Jordahl) Johnson. He was baptized at Ingemann Lutheran Church in Morehead, and confirmed at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Oyens. ...