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Obituaries from February 2012

Mary Alice Allen (02/29/12)
Mary Alice Allen, 84, of Le Mars, and formerly of Zumbrota and Isle, Minn., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Mary Alice was born Sept. 4, 1927, to Fred and Lilly (Repp) Riggs in Dumont. While earning her bachelor's degree at York College, Max Lyle Allen caught her attention. ...
Donna Beeck (02/29/12)
Donna Beeck, 69, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Donna Jo Grubb was born Dec. 19, 1942, in Kingsley, the daughter of Harlan (Joe) and Dorothy (Beelner) Grubb. Donna attended Henry #9 country school and later graduated from Kingsley High School in 1962...
Sally Kass (02/29/12)
Sally Kass, 68, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a brief illness. Grateful to have shared her life is her mother, Pearl Brunstedt of Merrill; three children, Brad Kass of Le Mars, Jodi (Kass) Crescibene of Loveland, Colo., and Rick Kass and his wife Melanie of Ft. ...
Flora Stevens (02/29/12)
Flora Stevens, 94, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Flora's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Donna Beeck (02/28/12)
Donna Beeck, 69, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home followed by a 4 p.m. Catholic Daughters of America rosary service and a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service...
Colleen E. 'Coke' Dickson (02/28/12)
Colleen E. "Coke" Dickson, 83, of North Sioux City, S.D., died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa is assisting Colleen's family with arrangements...
Mary Frances Gunther (02/28/12)
Mary Frances Gunther, 96, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at her home following a brief illness. Mary Frances Gunther was born Aug. 7, 1915, on the family farm in Le Sueur, Minn., the daughter of Leo and Teresa (Merry) Marx. One year later the family moved to Brownsville, Texas for three years. They returned to the Midwest and settled in Le Mars. Mary received her education in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School...
Donna Beeck (02/27/12)
Donna Beeck, 69, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Arrangements are withy the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Colleen E. 'Coke' Dickson (02/27/12)
Colleen E. "Coke" Dickson, 83, of North Sioux City, S.D., died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, is assisting Colleen's family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Mary F. Gunther (02/27/12)
Mary Frances Gunther, 96, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at her home following a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 2, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Matt Hewitt will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Patrick D. McBride (02/27/12)
Patrick D. McBride, 52, of rural Kingsley, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at his home following a courageous battle with cancer. Patrick David McBride was born April 7, 1959 in Sioux City, one of 10 children born to Robert and Mary Rita (Mertes) McBride. He graduated from North High School in Sioux City in 1977...
Mary Alice Allen (02/27/12)
Mary Alice Allen, 84, of Le Mars, and formerly of Zumbrota, Minn., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, March 3, at the Rejoice Community Church in Le Mars with Pastor Jon Moravec officiating. ...
Wendell D. Blau (02/24/12)
Wendell D. Blau, age 61 of Le Mars, formerly of George, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Wendell D. Blau was born Aug. 11, 1950, in Rock Rapids, the son of Bernard and Anna (Akkerman) Blau. He was raised near George, and attended George Community Schools. He graduated from Westmar College, in Le Mars, in 1972...
Mary Alice Allen (02/24/12)
Mary Alice Allen, 84, of Le Mars and formerly of Zumbrota, Minn., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Dorothy Mae Tone (02/22/12)
Dorothy Mae ( Locer) Tone, 94, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Bozeman, Mont. She was born in Le Mars on Dec. 1, 1917, the daughter of Sid and Bessie Locer. Dorothy spent the majority of her life in Le Mars, but moved to Montana in 1971 to finish her college education, be closer to her children, and enjoy living in the mountains which had been her dream since reading Heidi as a child...
Edna R. Russell (02/22/12)
Edna Rosa (Peduzzi) Russell of Sioux City, and a Craig area native, was welcomed to Eternal Life on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City, with the Rev. Gary Snyder officiating. ...
Agnes E. Dull (02/22/12)
Agnes E. Dull, 101, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Agnes Elizabeth Dull was born Jan. 17, 1911, in Iowa City, the daughter of Albert and Agnes (Cash) Hogan. Agnes was raised on a farm near Tiffin. She attended country school, district #4, and later graduated from St. Patrick's High School in Iowa City in 1927...
Agnes E. Dull (02/21/12)
Agnes E. Dull, 101, of Le Mars, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter will officiate. ...
Doris Anne Armstrong (02/21/12)
Doris Anne Armstrong, 75, of Coffeyville, Kan., died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville, Okla. She was born July 6, 1936, at Le Mars, the daughter of Alfred Victor DeRaad and Virla Elizabeth (Cook) DeRaad. She grew up and attended school in Seney, graduating from Seney High School. ...
James Dixson (02/20/12)
James Dixson, 47, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. James LeRoy Dixson was born Nov. 6, 1964, in Cherokee, one of six children born to Jake Sr. and Bernice (Harman) Dixson. He graduated from Marcus High School in 1983. He later attended the University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls, where he majored in chemistry...
Robert C. Schumacher Jr. (02/20/12)
Robert C. Schumacher Jr. 72, of Omaha, Neb., died Feb. 16, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb., following a lengthy illness. He was born to Robert Sr. and Cecile (Del Cerro) Schumacher on Oct. 13, 1939, in Remsen. Upon graduating from Remsen High School in 1957, he worked in the family electric business, Bobs Electric Co. (Beco Inc.) until its close in 1986...
Wilma Zevenbergen (02/16/12)
Mrs. Wilma Zevenbergen, age 87, of Alton, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at the Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Pastor Dennis Sohl will officiate. Interment will follow at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton. Visitation with the family will be from moon to 2:15 p.m., at the funeral home...
Gene Hutton (02/16/12)
Cecil E. "Gene" Hutton, 88, of Sioux City, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Countryside Senior Living in Sioux City. Per Gene's wishes, the body will be cremated. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City, with veteran honors conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps. Burial of his cremains will be at a later date in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday) at the funeral home...
James Dixson (02/16/12)
James Dixson, 47, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Ron Rice will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Grace United Methodist Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Monday...
Hazel Bollin (02/16/12)
Hazel L. (Chase) Bollin, 84, of Kingsley, died peacefully Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at United Methodist Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach officiating. Burial was in Kingsley Cemetery...
Wendell E. Schipper (02/15/12)
Retired Gy.Sgt. Wendell E. Schipper, USMC, age 82, of Raeford, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, N.C. Wendell was a retired gunnery sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam...
Lawrence D. Hagar (02/14/12)
Larrence Donald Hagar, of Surprise, Ariz., went to join his maker in heaven Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, after his heart of 77 years young became too weak to remain on earth. Lawrence was born Aug. 28, 1934, the son of Lawrence Hagar Sr. and Verna Hagar Athens, who both preceded him in death. Lawrence was the eldest of four children, Lowell Hagar, Robert Hagar (deceased), and Laura Hall...
Lawrence D. Hagar (02/13/12)
Larrence Donald Hagar, of Surprise, Ariz., went to join his maker in heaven Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, after his heart of 77 years young became too weak to remain on earth. Lawrence was born Aug. 28, 1934, the son of Lawrence Hagar Sr. and Verna Hagar Athens, who both preceded him in death. Lawrence was the eldest of four children, Lowell Hagar, Robert Hagar (deceased), and Laura Hall...
Walter Grage (02/10/12)
Walter W. Grage, 94, of Remsen, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Bavarian Meadows Assisted Living in Remsen. Walter was born April 11, 1917, at rural Remsen, the son of Joe and Dora (Christopherson) Grage. Walter was raised and educated in the Remsen area and then engaged in farming with his father...
Patricia Ann Milner (02/10/12)
Patricia Ann Milner, 55, of Sheldon, formerly of Westfield, died at her home Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon, with the Rev. Marvin Lindley officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery (Adaville) rural Akron. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church and will continue until the service. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Patricia's family with funeral arrangements...
Patricia Ann Milner (02/09/12)
Patricia Ann Milner, 55, of Sheldon, formerly of Westfield, died at her home Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. Patricia Ann Milner was born Nov. 1, 1956, in Akron, the daughter of Richard and Anna (Haller) Milner. She attended school for handicapped children in Iowa City. Patty also attended the rehabilitation center in Sioux City, and lived in Glenwood, for a brief time...
Randy L. Anderson (02/09/12)
Randy L. Anderson, 58, of rural Le Mars, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Randy was born Jan. 5, 1954, at Oakland, Neb., the son of Lester and Lorraine (Longwell) Anderson. He grew up and attended school in South Sioux City, Neb...
Rosemary Frances Leber (02/08/12)
Rosemary Frances Leber, 88, of Sioux City, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at a Sioux City hospital. Rosemary was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Sioux City, the daughter of John and Agnes (McLaughlin) Geary. She received her schooling in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars Central High School in 1940...
Patricia Milner (02/08/12)
Patricia Ann Milner, 55, of Sheldon, formerly of Westfield, died at her home Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Patricia's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Florentine R. Weber (02/06/12)
Florentine R. Weber, 82, of Marcus, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Flornie joined her favorite dance partner, Joe, to keep time with our Lord on Feb. 3, 2012, a week after being diagnosed with cancer. She journeyed on in the loving presence of her children and grandchildren, under the tender care of friends at Heartland Care Center in Marcus...
Dennis 'Mert' Beeck (02/06/12)
Dennis "Mert" Beeck, 62, of Akron, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at the Hawarden Community Hospital in Hawarden. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. today (Monday) at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Pastor Doug Collins of the First Baptist Church in Akron, officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family was from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home...
Kenneth Harm (02/03/12)
Kenneth Harm, 82, of Pierson, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Kenneth Harm was born Oct. 2, 1929, at Pierson, the son of Fritz and Marjorie (Culler) Harm. He attended school in Pierson, where he graduated from high school in 1947. ...
Dennis 'Mert' Beeck (02/03/12)
Dennis "Mert" Beeck, 62, of Akron, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at the Hawarden Community Hospital in Hawarden. 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...
Kenneth Harm (02/02/12)
Kenneth Harm, 82, of Pierson, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Kenneth's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Milo Harnack (02/02/12)
Milo Harnack, 86, of Remsen, died peacefully at his home in Remsen on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Milo was born July 22, 1925, at rural Remsen, the son of Herbert and Anna (Kohlmeier) Harnack. Milo was raised on a farm south of Remsen and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1942. He worked for the family business, Harnack Shelling, throughout the years...
August 'Gus' Wimmer (02/02/12)
August (Gus) Wimmer, 91, of Le Mars, and formerly of Danbury, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. August Eugene Wimmer was born Aug. 16, 1920, on the family farm near Mapleton, the son of Eugene and Mary (Durgens) Wimmer. He grew up in Mapleton and graduated from Castana High School in 1938. ...
Loren Groepper (02/01/12)
Loren Groepper, 85, of Kingsley, died peacefully surrounded by his family Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Bavarian Meadows Assisted Living in Remsen. Loren was born July 21, 1926, at Remsen, the son of Adolph and Katie (Rochau) Groepper. Loren attended country school through the eighth grade. He then began his 64 years of farming in Marcus, Remsen and the Kingsley areas...
Charles Jennings (02/01/12)
Charles Floyd John Jennings, 94, of Republic, Mo., died Monday morning, Jan. 30, 2012, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Charles was born Oct. 10, 1917, in Le Mars, the son of Walter and Esther (Taylor) Jennings. Charles is survived by his children, Ray Jennings, Sandra Jennings; his grandchildren, Cheri Wine, Troy Jennings, Catina Sauder, Kami Means, Tyler Jennings, and Olivia Jennings; 13 great-grandchildren and his sister, Leona Strong...