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Obituaries from April 2012

Shirley Beeck-Peterson (04/30/12)
Shirley Beeck-Peterson, 69, of Le Mars, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at her home in Le Mars. Shirley Marie Beeck was born Oct. 14, 1942, in Akron, the daughter of Christian and Marie (Nannen) Beeck. As a young child, Shirley lived on a farm near Kingsley...
Glendora M. Derrick (04/30/12)
Glendora Marie Derrick, 92, of Le Mars, formerly of Onawa, died April 27, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Glendora was born April 16, 1920, in Onawa, daughter of Eldie E. and Merle (James) Arney. She attended Onawa High School. She moved to Texas in 1938, where she met her husband...
Fern Heck (04/30/12)
Fern E. Heck, 81, of Le Mars, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Timothy Geitz will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. ...
Alwayne Klemme (04/30/12)
Alwayne Klemme, 92, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly, Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her home 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...
Irene Leinen (04/30/12)
Irene Leinen, 87, of Sibley, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Country View Manor in Sibley. Irene Mary Leinen was born Aug. 7, 1924, the daughter of Emil and Margaret (Gaul) Hansen in Lismore, Minn. She attended grade school in Oyens, Iowa. On Sept. 9, 1947, she was united in marriage to Florian Stoffel and following his death in 1972 she married Walter Leinen Feb. 19, 1982, in Sibley...
Wayne J. Longtin, Sr. (04/30/12)
Wayne John Longtin, Sr, 69, of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Wayne John Longtin, Sr. was born March 21, 1943, in Warba, Minn., the son of Lucille Johnson. Wayne was raised by Darrell and Christine Linn. He graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1961. He later attended Hibbing Community College in Hibbing, Minn...
Walter Macklem (04/30/12)
Walter Macklem, 82, of Merrill, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Inurnment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitations with the family present will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service and Masonic service...
Derith Robertson (04/30/12)
Derith M. (Schmidt) Robertson, 78, of Akron, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. A Celebration of Life will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A in Akron. The Rev. Jean Morse will officiate. Inurnment of her ashes will be in Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden. Visitation with the family present will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home - Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Lee Russell (04/27/12)
Lee Russell, 94, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Leona Boeyink was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Sioux Center, the daughter of Ralph and Agnes (Muilenberg) Boeyink. She grew up in Sioux Center and later taught school there...
Larry Sheehan (04/27/12)
Larry Sheehan, 61, of Remsen, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Larry was born June 22, 1950, at Le Mars, IA the son of Leslie and Norma (Loutsch) Sheehan. He was raised and educated in the Remsen area and graduated from Remsen-Union High School in 1968. He then attended Iowa State University...
Florence Pottebaum (04/26/12)
Florence C. Pottebaum, 87 of Alton, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at Orange City Health System Hospital, in Orange City. Florence was born Oct. 5, 1924, near Hospers, the daughter of Adolph and Mary (Friederich) Fischer. When her mother died in 1933, her father married Mary Reichle who had seven children. The family moved to a farm near Granville...
Lee Russell (04/26/12)
Leona "Lee" Russell, 94, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. The Rev. Jan Christensen will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Custer National Cemetery at Crow Agency, Mont...
William 'Bill' Scheitler (04/26/12)
William "Bill" Scheitler, 87, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. William Henry Scheitler, Jr. was born Aug. 6, 1924, at Oyens, the son of William J. and Martha (Masuen) Scheitler. He attended St. Catherine's Parochial School in Oyens...
Rollin Glawe (04/25/12)
Rollin Glawe, 45, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, April 16, 2012, in Rochester, Minn. Rollin Lee Glawe was born Jan. 21, 1967, in Alta, the son of Roger F. and Myra (Blumentritt) Glawe. Rollin attended school in Aurelia, and graduated from Aurelia High School with the Class of 1985. While in high school Rollin was proud to be part of the Future Farmers of America organization and had served as its president...
Lee Russell (04/25/12)
Leona "Lee" Russell, 94, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Lee's family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
William 'Bill' Scheitler (04/25/12)
William "Bill" Scheitler, 87, of Le Mars, died today (Wednesday), April 25, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-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...
Gene R. File (04/24/12)
Gene R. "Fuzz" File, 79, of Le Mars, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home following a brief illness. Gene Robert File was born Dec. 18, 1932, in Rock Rapids, the son of Edward Riggi and Dorthea Marie (Boll) File. He attended school in Rock Rapids and graduated from Rock Rapids High School in 1950...
Rollin Glawe (04/24/12)
Rollin Glawe, 45, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, April 16, 2012, in Rochester, Minn. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with Pastor Mike Hulinsky of the Le Mars Bible Church officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the funeral home followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service...
John D. Klemmensen (04/23/12)
John D. Klemmensen, 92, of Hinton, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at Hallmark Care Center in Sioux City. The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, with Pastor James Travis officiating. Visitation with the family present will be after 6 p.m. ...
Verna Lehmann (04/23/12)
Verna Lehmann, 97, of Bloomington, Minn., and formerly of Akron, died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn. Verna Mildred Maria Gillmann was born Oct. 15, 1914, near Sioux Center, the daughter of the Rev. E.H. and Emma (Schulz) Gillmann. She was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church near Sioux Center. She was later confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Merrill...
Dorothy M. Petersen (04/23/12)
Dorothy M. Petersen, 94, of Marcus, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Cherokee Nursing and Rehab Center in Cherokee. Dorothy Mae Petersen was born Feb. 26, 1918, in Marcus, the daughter of Clarence "Shorty" and Mary (Noe) Dorr. She was educated in Marcus and graduated from Marcus High School in 1936. After school Dorothy began a 19-year career with the Simonson Mill-Rendering Plant in Quimby, where she specialized in advertising...
Darrell W. Watson (04/23/12)
Darrell W. Watson, 81, of Le Mars, formerly of Fort Madison, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Darrell Wayne Watson was born Jan. 31, 1931, in Fort Madison, the son of Walter and Hattie (Wood) Watson. He received his primary education in Fort Madison and graduated from Ft. Madison High School in 1948...
George W. Starr (04/20/12)
George W. Starr, 76, of Sioux City, died peacefully Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his residence. George Wayne Starr was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Delmont, S.D., the son of Harry Leroy and Anna Christina (Weiland) Starr. He was raised in George, and served for four years in the U.S. Air Force...
Jerry Kurth (04/20/12)
Gerald (Jerry) Joseph Kurth, 63, lifelong businessman of Le Mars and Okoboji, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his home in Milford,, after a two year battle with cancer with family by his side. Jerry was born Jan. 20, 1949, in Le Mars, to Norman and Orle (Uhl) Kurth. As a young man, he worked for the family dry cleaning business and competed in football, basketball and golf for the Le Mars Bulldogs. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church...
Rollin Glawe (04/20/12)
Rollin Glawe, 45, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, April 16, 2012, in Rochester, Minn. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Leora Eppling (04/20/12)
Leora Eppling, 70, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at her home. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Tim Gietz officiating. Visitation with the family present will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Cremation will occur following visitation and inurnment will be at a later date at the Kingsley Cemetery...
Roger L. Dimmick (04/19/12)
Roger L. Dimmick, 76, of Madisonville, Ky., and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, Ky. Roger Le Roy Dimmick was born May 16, 1935 at Akron, the son of Le Roy and Bernice (Harkness) Dimmick. He received his elementary education near Adaville...
Leora Eppling (04/19/12)
Leora Eppling, 70, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at her home. Leora Marie Frahm was born March 25, 1942, in Correctionville, the daughter of Arthur and Marie E. (Lavine) Frahm. As a baby, Leora was baptized at the Assembly of God Church in Correctionville...
Dorothy M. Petersen (04/19/12)
Dorothy M. Petersen, 94, of Marcus, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Cherokee Nursing and Rehab Center. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting Dorothy's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Jerry Kurth (04/19/12)
Jerry Kurth, 63, of Milford, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his home in Milford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Milford. A parish scripture service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church...
Larry W. Marbach (04/18/12)
Larry W. Marbach, 68, of Arlington, S.D., and a former resident of Brookings, S.D., and Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Arlington. Larry William Marbach was born May 14, 1943, in Le Mars, the son of Lowell W. and Anna (Schutte) Marbach...
Leora Eppling (04/18/12)
Leora Eppling, 70, of Le Mars, died suddenly Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at her home. Funeral arrangements are with Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Roger L. Dimmick (04/18/12)
Roger L. Dimmick, 77, of Madisonville, Ky., formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, Ky. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Matt Hewitt will celebrate Mass. ...
Roger L. Dimmick (04/17/12)
Roger L. Dimmick, 76, of Hopkinsville, Ky, and formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, Ky. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Roger's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Robert E. Lambert Sr. (04/16/12)
Robert E. Lambert Sr, 91, of rural Merrill, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Robert Evert Lambert Sr. was born Jan. 23, 1921, near Elk Point, S.D., the son of John H. and Lyma (Harkness) Lambert. He attended country school near Akron...
Eileen Vander Helm (04/17/12)
Eileen Vander Helm, 82, of Hawarden, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, surrounded by her family in the care of the wonderful nurses and staff of the Hillcrest Health Care Center and Hospice of Siouxland. Eileen Margaret Marienau was born Oct. 13, 1929, in Brunsville, the daughter of of Ben and Ida (Berg) Marienau. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith...
Dale H. Stuhr (04/16/12)
Dale H. Stuhr, 81, of Marcus, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Earnest- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The Rev. Don Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Eugene A. Poeckes Jr. (04/13/12)
Eugene A. Poeckes Jr., 75, of Sioux City, and formerly of Remsen, died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. ...
Diane M. Hemmelman (04/12/12)
Diane M. Hemmelman, 50, of Le Mars, died suddenly April 9, 2012, at her home in Le Mars. Diane Marie Hemmelman was born June 16, 1961, in Kingsley, the daughter of Art and Peggy (Barthole) Poeckes. Diane received her education at St. Michael's Catholic School and graduated from Kingsley High School with the Class of 1979...
Gloria G. Strub (04/12/12)
Gloria G. Strub, 82, of Marcus, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Gloria Grace Strub was born Oct. 6, 1929, at Cherokee, the daughter of Dean Wallace and Mildred (Yarington) Swanson. She started school at Rock Valley, and the family moved to Le Mars, when she was in second grade. She graduated from Central High School in Le Mars in 1947. Following graduation, Gloria was employed as a bookkeeper...
Robert Lambert Sr. (04/12/12)
Robert Lambert Sr, 91, of rural Merrill, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Robert's family with funeral arrangements. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Debra J. Anderson (04/11/12)
Debra J. (Kelly) Anderson, 52, of rural Le Mars, died Sunday, April 8, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes in Sioux City. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the funeral home...
Diane M. Hemmelman (04/11/12)
Diane M. Hemmelman, 50, of Le Mars, died suddenly Monday, April 9, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 4 p.m. parish rosary followed by a 7 p.m. vigil prayer service...
Wallace E. Doornink (04/10/12)
Wallace E. Doornink, 88, of Le Mars, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Wallace Edwin Doornink was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Sioux County, the son of Derrick "Dick" E. and Julia (Wenneker) Doornink. He graduated from Sioux Center (Iowa) High School in 1941 and spent the next two years studying at Northwestern College in Orange City. Wally completed his degree at Morningside College in Sioux City, where he focused his studies on the food industry and business management...
Gloria G. Strub (04/10/12)
Gloria G. Strub, 82, of Marcus, died Monday, April 9, 2011, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting Gloria's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Wallace E. Doornink (04/09/12)
Wallace E. Doornink, 88, of Le Mars, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Le Mars Bible Church. Pastor Fred Gums will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars...
Lawrence 'Larry' Feller (04/09/12)
Lawrence "Larry" Feller, 70, of Sioux City, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Larry was born Oct. 4, 1941, in Harrold, S.D., the son of Andrew and Lilla (Carroll) Feller. He graduated from Howard High School in 1959 and attended St. Benedict College and South Dakota State University...
Lillian M. Mohlmann (04/09/12)
Lillian M. Mohlmann, 85, of Merrill, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at her home in Merrill. Lillian Mae Giffrow was born Nov. 29, 1926 in Akron, the daughter of Richard and Margaret (Johnson) Giffrow. Lillian attended country school near Adaville. She was united in marriage to George Mohlmann June 3, 1950 in Slayton, Minn. The couple had made their home in Merrill...
Mary Ann Penning (04/09/12)
Mary Ann Antionette Penning, 94 of Granville, died Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Heritage House Nursing Home in Orange City. Mary Ann was born July 25, 1917, in Granville, the daughter of Jacob and Cecelia (Goebel) Klein. Mary Ann was raised in the Granville area and received her education at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Granville...
Laura Betsworth (04/06/12)
Laura (Feller) Betsworth, 86, of Sioux City, former longtime Merrill resident, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. ...
Laura Betsworth (04/05/12)
Laura (Feller) Betsworth, 86, of Sioux City, former longtime Merrill resident, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. The former Laura Margaret Dominick was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Le Mars, the daughter of Leo and Irene (Warrens) Dominick. She attended Central High School in Le Mars...
Laura Betsworth (04/04/12)
Laura (Feller) Betsworth, 86, of Merrill, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. ...
Norine L. Kott (04/04/12)
Norine L. Kott, 83, of Sioux City, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at a Sioux City nursing home. Norine was born April 26, 1928, in Sioux City, the daughter of Ralph and Lainys (Ebelheiser) Rippey. She graduated from Le Mars High School and later from Clarkson Nursing School...
Laura M. Betsworth (04/03/12)
Laura M. Betsworth, 86, of Merrill, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at the Westwood Nursing and Rehab 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...
Arlyn Van Berkum (04/03/12)
Arlyn Van Berkum, 67, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. Arlyn Van Berkum was born Oct. 23, 1944, in Rock Valley, the son of James and Magdalene (Vande Berg) Van Berkum. He graduated from Rock Valley High School in 1962 and continued his education at Morningside College in Sioux City...
Arlyn Van Berkum (04/02/12)
Arlyn Van Berkum, 67, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brief illness. A time for family and friends to gather will take place Tuesday, at the American Legion Club, 110 Plymouth St SW, Le Mars from 2- 4 p.m...