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Obituaries from May 2012

Jon P. Flannery (05/31/12)
Jon Patrick "Jack" Flannery, 54, of Boerne, Texas, formerly of Hinton, died May 24, 2012, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Private family graveside services will be in Liberty Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday), with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home in Sioux City...
Emma A. Harms (05/31/12)
Emma A. Harms, 93, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church, (Grant Township), rural Le Mars. The Rev. Ben Worley will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. ...
Marie Vander Meulen (05/31/12)
Marie (Altimus) Vander Meulen, 50, of Westfield, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 26, 2012, at her residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the Rev. Michael Erpelding officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to service Friday at the funeral home. Following the service, her body will be cremated. Burial of her cremains will be at a later date...
Judy J. Gotto (05/30/12)
Judy JoAnn (Riedemann) Gotto, 62, of Remsen, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at her brother's home in Remsen, surrounded by her family at her bedside following a brief illness. Judy was born Aug. 26, 1949, at Cherokee, the daughter of Vernon and Rosetta (Meyer) Riedemann. She lived with her family on the farm south of Remsen and graduated from Remsen-Union High School...
Emma A. Harms (05/30/12)
Emma A. Harms, 93, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Emma Amelia Harms was born Jan. 31, 1919, in Le Mars, the seventh of 10 children born to Henry and Hannah (Dirks) Kleihauer. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars. Emma attended country school near her home and helped her family on the farm...
Kenneth 'Ken' Robert Beeck (05/29/12)
Kenneth "Ken" Robert Beeck, 67, of Grand Forks, N.D., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks after a brief illness. Ken was born March 22, 1945, in Le Mars, the son of Henry and Rose (Doering) Beeck. He grew up on the family farm in Iowa and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1963...
Margery Aldean Bindner (05/29/12)
Margery Aldean Bindner, 95, of Marcus, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, following a lengthy illness. Margery Aldean Smith was the daughter of Norman Jay and Winifred Lucile Skean Smith, born Dec. 18, 1916, in the family home south of Marcus. Margery attended country school and graduated from Marcus High School in 1934...
Emma A. Harms (05/29/12)
Emma A. Harms, 93, of Le Mars, died Monday, May 28, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Emma's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Margery A. Bindner (05/25/12)
Margery Aldean Bindner, 95, of Marcus, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. The Rev. Armand Bertrand will officiate. Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Sioux City. ...
Dorothy Tone (05/23/12)
Dorothy Mae (Locer) Tone, 94, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Bozeman, Mont. Dorothy was born in Le Mars, Dec. 1, 1917, the daughter of Sid and Bessie Locer. She 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...
Ruth Colling (05/24/12)
Ruth Colling, 91, of Remsen, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center, Remsen. Ruth was born Oct. 31, 1920, at Remsen, the daughter of Martin and Elizabeth (Schiltz) Arens. She was raised and educated in Remsen. On Sept. 28, 1942, she was united in marriage to Ray Colling. The couple made their home in Remsen...
Gladys M. Grabe (05/22/12)
Gladys M. Grabe, 91, of Ames, formerly of Kingsley and Des Moines, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Gladys Marie Grabe was born June 7, 1920, the daughter of William and Minnie (Meyer) Grabe. She grew up in the Pierson area. She was a member and was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville...
Ruth M. Wilde (05/22/12)
Ruth M. Wilde, 86, of rural Le Mars, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars with the Rev. John Battern officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Le Mars. ...
Dorothy Tone (05/22/12)
Dorothy Mae (Locer) Tone, 94, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, in Bozeman, Mont. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Plymouth Presbyterian Church, rural Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of local arrangements...
Gladys M. Grabe (05/21/12)
Gladys M. Grabe, 91, of Ames, formerly of Kingsley and Des Moines, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. The Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Gladys' family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com,...
Lloyd VanDerMolen (05/21/12)
Lloyd VanDerMolen, 88, rural Le Mars, died Saturday, May 19, 2012. Lloyd Donald VanDerMolen was born Nov. 21, 1923, on the family farm in Sherman Township, Sioux County, to Louis and Agnes (DeVries) VanDerMolen. He attended country school near Craig...
Ruth M. Wilde (05/21/12)
Ruth M. Wilde, 86, of rural Le Mars, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Ruth Marion Colburn was born March 14, 1926, at home in Sanborn, the daughter of Russell H. and Emma S. (Eggebraaten) Colburn. When she was a young child, her family moved to Mitchell, S.D. When Ruth was 9 years old, the family moved to Le Mars...
Viola Krier (05/18/12)
Viola E. "Vi" Krier, 92, of Remsen, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at her home in Remsen. Vi was born April 3, 1920, at Alton, the daughter of John and Theresa (Mousel) Konz. Vi was raised and educated in the Alton area and graduated from St. Mary's Academy. After school she resided at home with her parents and did domestic work in the area...
Thomas Arden Banks (05/17/12)
Thomas Arden Banks, 92, formerly of Westfield and a lifelong Plymouth County resident, died peacefully Monday evening, May 14, 2012, at Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point, S.D.. His wife and family were present. Born Feb. 5, 1920, to Joseph F. and Florence O. (nee Ross) Banks, Arden was the youngest of 14 children. He resided on the family farm in Plymouth County his entire life. Arden graduated from Jefferson High School in 1937...
Duane G. Groth (05/17/12)
Duane G. Groth, 68, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at his home. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The Rev. Duane Miesner of First Lutheran Church in Kingsley officiated. Burial was at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation began at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Visitation resumed at 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
Duane G. Groth (05/16/12)
Duane G. Groth, 68, of Kingsley, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at his home. Duane Glenn Groth was born March 27, 1944, in Battle Creek, the son of Glenn and Wilma (Schmidt) Groth. He attended school in Kingsley, graduating from high school in 1962. Following high school, Duane worked as a truck driver...
Edna Hardacre (05/16/12)
Edna Hardacre, 89, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Edna Theresa Dirks was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Grant Township, rural Le Mars, the daughter of Eilert and Mary (Frerichs) Dirks. She attended country school in Grant Township...
Gregory F. 'Greg' Sanow (05/15/12)
Gregory F. "Greg" Sanow, 53, of Owasso, Okla., and a Le Mars native, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Owasso. Gregory F. Sanow was born Aug. 19, 1958, at Le Mars, the son of Lawrence and Phyllis (Schwartz) Sanow. He attended Gehlen High School in Le Mars, and then earned his bachelor of science degree in finance at Westmar College, also in Le Mars. He later attended City College in Seattle, Wash...
Edna Hardacre (05/15/12)
Edna Hardacre, 89, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Jan Christensen of Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars will officiate. ...
Kathleen 'Kitty' M. Pick (05/14/12)
Kathleen "Kitty" M. Pick, 81, of Remsen, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, surrounded by her nine children. Kitty was born May 31, 1930, at rural Remsen, the daughter of John and Susan (Treinen) Schiltz. Kitty was raised and educated in the Remsen area. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1948. After school she did domestic work...
Edna Hardacre (05/14/12)
Edna Hardacre, 89, of Le Mars, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital 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.
Sylvester 'Gus' Murphy (05/10/12)
Sylvester "Gus" Murphy, 76, of Gilbert, Ariz., and a former Le Mars resident, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Gus, the son of John Sr. and Mary (Cain) Murphy, was born Nov. 28, 1935. Gus graduated from Gehlen High School in the class of 1954, the first class to graduate from Gehlen. After graduation and serving in the Korean War, he moved to Arizona, where he had resided since...
Malcolm F. Klein (05/09/12)
Malcolm F. Klein, 68, of Remsen, died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at his home in Remsen. Malcolm was born June 15, 1943, the son of Elmer Sr. and Melinda (Plathe) Klein. Malcolm was one of 16 children. He was raised and educated in Remsen. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen...
Dorothy Campbell (05/08/12)
Dorothy J. (Bowers) Campbell, 83, of Tucson, Ariz., died peacefully Thursday, May 3, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. Dorothy was born in Le Mars Nov. 22, 1928, in Le Mars, the daughter of George R. and Lauretta Bowers, local farmers. Dorothy was a 1947 graduate of Le Mars High School and graduated from Iowa State College with a degree in home economics in 1951...
June Heeren (05/08/12)
June Heeren, 81, of rural Akron, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. June Mahalath Moir was born May 12, 1930, in Akron, the daughter of Carl and MayBelle (Simmons) Moir. She attended school in Akron and graduated from Akron High School in 1948...
Joan M. Daniels (05/07/12)
Joan M. (Ohlendorf) Daniels, 70, of rural Remsen, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at Holy Spirit Retirement Center in Sioux City. Joan Marcia Ohlendorf was born Feb. 13, 1942, the daughter of Weldon and Ida (Kirchoff) Ohlendorf of Remsen. Joan was the oldest of five Ohlendorf children, from an early age Joan always helped others before helping herself...
June Heeren (05/07/12)
June Heeren, 81, of rural Akron, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, with the Rev. Carla Nelson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. ...
Robert H. Michael (05/07/12)
Robert H. Michael, 95, of Akron, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Abiding by his wishes, Robert was cremated and private inurnment will be held at the Westfield Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel of Akron...
Shirley A. Cunningham (05/04/12)
Shirley A. Cunningham, 81, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Shirley Ann Cunningham was born July 6, 1930, in Sioux City, the daughter of Orlando and Loretta (LiMoges) Wheelock. She received her education in Elk Point, S.D., where she graduated from high school. Following high school, Shirley worked as a waitress...
Jane Beller (05/03/12)
Jane (Kolbeck) Beller, 64, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in the comfort of her home surrounded by family, after a 16-year battle with cancer. The former Jane Kolbeck was born Dec. 28, 1947 in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of Marvin and Rita (Harpenau) Kolbeck. She moved with her parents as a young girl from Salem, S.D., to Le Mars. Jane received her education from Gehlen Catholic Schools, graduating in 1966. She completed her nursing degree at Iowa Lakes Junior College in Estherville...
Shirley A. Cunningham (05/03/12)
Shirley A. Cunningham, 81, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Shirley's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Martha M. Lubben (05/03/12)
Martha M. Lubben, 86, formerly of Le Mars, died Nov. 8, 2011, in Hot Springs Village, Ark. Martha Maria Johanna Lubben was born Feb. 17, 1924, the daughter of John Lubben and Eva Wendt Lubben. Jo, as she preferred to be called, was one of eight children of John and Eva, raised during the Great Depression in a small three-bedroom home in Le Mars...
Steve Portz (05/03/12)
Steve Portz, 51, of Remsen, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy, Deacon Ray Portz and Deacon Rick Roder officiating. ...
Jane M. Beller (05/02/12)
Jane M. Beller, 64, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at home surrounded by her family. Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Alwayne Klemme (05/02/12)
Alwayne Klemme, 92, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. John Battern of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 7 p.m. prayer service...
Phyllis M. Meis (05/02/12)
Phyllis Margaret Meis, 88, of Spirit Lake, and formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully, early Sunday morning, April 29, 2012, at the Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. Phyllis Borm was born March 28, 1924, in rural Remsen, the daughter of Hans and Caroline (Engelbrecht) Borm. ...
Fern E. Heck (05/01/12)
Fern E. Heck, 81, of Le Mars, formerly of Vermillion, S.D., and Sioux City, passed away peacefully into her eternal home Sunday, April 29, 2012, surrounded by her family. Fern Evelyn Heck grew up mainly in Merrill, the first child of Wesley and Mabel (Carsentsen) Hamilton which later included precious sister Joyce and brother Bill, whom she adored. She enjoyed a large close knit family surrounded by her special cousins, aunts and uncles...
Alwayne Klemme (05/01/12)
Alwayne Klemme, 92, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 29, 2012, at her home in Le Mars. Alwayne Edith Delaney was born Sept. 5, 1919, on the family farm in Stanton Township, rural Plymouth County, to Martin and Anna (Ahlrichs) Delaney. Alwayne attended country school near her home...
Walter Macklem (05/01/12)
Walter Macklem, 82, of Merrill, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at his home. Walter Lloyd Macklem was born July 17, 1929, near James, the son of Cecil and Hannah (Nicol) Macklem. He attended country school near his home and graduated from Hinton High School with the Class of 1947...
Philip 'Skip' Vernon (05/01/12)
Philip "Skip" Vernon, 67, of Marana, Ariz., formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at his home in Marana. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Skip's family with local arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...