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Obituaries from June 2012

Ronald E. Andersen (06/29/12)
Ronald E. Andersen, 78, of Glendale, Ariz., died Monday, June 18, 2012, at the John C. Lincoln, North Mountain Hospital Phoenix, Ariz., following a lengthy battle with problems caused by prostate cancer. He was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Le Mars, the son of Ole and Charlotte Andersen. He was raised and educated in the Le Mars area, and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1953...
Harm S. Lubben (06/29/12)
Harm S. Lubben, 90, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and a Le Mars native, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, surrounded by his loving family. Survivors include his daughters, Mary (Robert) Grueskin, Moline, Ill., Amanda Smith, Sioux Falls, S.D., Joel Lubben, Richmond, Va., and Penny (Darrell) Gabel, Sioux Falls, S.D.; his companion, Nancy Wellstead, Sioux Falls, S.D.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Sitzman, Le Mars, Audrey Jakobson, Chicago, Ill., and Hesther Thoms, Sioux City; and a brother, Stanley Lubben, Le Mars,. ...
Jane Sorgdrager (06/29/12)
Janet Sorgdrager, 80, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the North Park Senior Living Center in Sioux City. Janet Josephine Schnepf was born May 24, 1932, in Le Mars, the daughter of Vincent and Matilda (Ruppert) Schnepf. Jan attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated with the Class of 1950...
Wayne G. Wulf (06/29/12)
Wayne G. Wulf, 54, of Marcus, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Rock Rapids, following a brief illness. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marcus - Amherst Cemetery in Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle of Faith Lutheran Church will officiate. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is in charge of arrangements...
Ronald E. Andersen (06/28/12)
Ronald E. Andersen, 78, of Glendale, Ariz., died Monday, June 18, 2012, at the John C. Lincoln, North Mountain Hospital Phoenix, Ariz., following a lengthy battle with problems caused by prostate cancer. He was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Le Mars, the son of Ole and Charlotte Andersen. He was raised and educated in the Le Mars area, and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1953...
Henry B. Mulder (06/28/12)
Henry B. Mulder, 87, of Orange City, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. Henry was born Oct. 18, 1924, near Lebanon, the son of Bastian and Marie (Faber) Mulder. He was baptized in the Christian Reformed faith and raised and educated in the Lebanon and Carnes areas. In 1945, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in the 390th Unit of the Aircraft Motor Pool until October 1946...
Mildred Plueger (06/28/12)
Mildred Plueger, 94, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 6, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. ...
Janet Sorgdrager (06/28/12)
Janet Sorgdrager, 80, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at the North Park Senior Living 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...
Viki Grzelinski (06/27/12)
Viki Grzelinski, 64, longtime resident of Jacksonville, Fla., and a Le Mars native, died Saturday, June 9, 2012. Viki was born in Le Mars, the daughter of the late Emil and Gudrun (Jordahl) Johnson. Viki attended Iowa State University and was employed by CNA Insurance before marrying Thomas Grzelinski...
Henry B. Mulder (06/27/12)
Henry Mulder, age 87, of Orange City, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Redeemer United Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. Todd De Rooy will officiate. Interment will follow at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City...
Mildred Plueger (06/27/12)
Mildred Plueger, 94, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Mildred's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Mary L. Mockler-Hoeck (06/26/12)
Mary L. Mockler-Hoeck, 81, of Hawarden, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family, after a 6-year courageous battle of pancreatic cancer. During this time she attended five grandchildren's weddings and danced at each one. Mary was born Dec. ...
Grace Simons Mowbray (06/25/12)
Grace Simons Mowbray, of Gainesville, Ga., died May 27, 2012, in her sleep at her home. She was born in a beautiful home her parents built on Broadway Farms near Ireton. She attended rural school near her home and graduated from Ireton High School in 1942 as class valedictorian...
Joseph 'Joe' Wych (06/25/12)
Joseph "Joe" Wych, 91, of rural Akron, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home near Akron. Joseph D. Wych was born May 11, 1921, on a farm in Grand Meadow Township, rural Washta, the son of George H. and Nettie M. (Pippett) Wych. He attended school at Grand Meadow where he played basketball and baseball. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1938...
Joseph 'Joe' Wych (06/22/12)
Joseph "Joe" Wych, 91, of rural Akron, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his home near Akron. 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...
Robert 'Rob' Clarey (06/21/12)
Robert "Rob" Clarey, 77, of Akron, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. The Rev. Roger Linnan will celebrate. Inurnment of his ashes will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5-7 p.m.today (Thursday) at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Sandra Kounkel (06/21/12)
Sandra Kounkel, age 65, of Canton, Ohio, died Monday, June 4, 2012, after a 17-week illness. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hinton, with the Rev. Steven Stoll officiating. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars...
Robert Hoyt Simmons (06/21/12)
Robert Hoyt Simmons, 83, of Falls Church, Va., and a former Le Mars resident, died Wednesday, June 5, 2012, at his residence. He was born Sept.13, 1928, in Sioux City, the son of Earl E. and Lola (Hoyt) Simmons. Bob, his sister, Joanne, and his brother, Jerry, lived in and attended school in Nebraska until the untimely death of their mother in 1941. ...
Richard 'Dick' Spies (06/21/12)
Richard "Dick" M. Spies, 76, of Merrill, died peacefully Monday evening, June 18, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, folllowing a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hinton United Methodist Church in Hinton, with Pastor Kolleen Queener officiating. ...
Richard 'Dick' Spies (06/20/12)
Richard "Dick" M. Spies, 76, of Merrill, died peacefully Monday evening, June 18, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, folllowing a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Richard Milton Spies was born Aug. 20, 1935, on the family farm in Plymouth Township to Milton R. and Kathryn J. (Rush) Spies. The youngest of four siblings, he was doted over by his three older sisters who remained dear to him throughout his life...
Sandra Kounkel (06/20/12)
Sandra Kounkel, age 65, of Canton, Ohio, died Monday, June 4, 2012, after a 17-week illness. She was born Oct. 27, 1946, to Willard and Hazeldine (Steed) McDonald in Akron, Ohio. Sandra worked most of her life at various secretarial positions including seven years as a secretary at St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church in Canton, Ohio. She was also a church member...
Richard 'Dick' Spies (06/19/12)
Richard "Dick" M. Spies, 76, of Merrill, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Lloyd H. Wieck (06/19/12)
Lloyd H. Wieck, 88, of Sioux City, formerly of Hinton, died Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. Lloyd Henry Wieck was born June 21, 1923, on the family farm north of Hinton, in Plymouth Township to Henry and Jessie (Blackmore) Wieck. He attended country school near his home. Lloyd was united in marriage to Geraldine "Gerri" Trometer on April 2, 1943 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars...
John Murphy, Jr. (06/15/12)
John Murphy, Jr., 86, of Le Mars, died Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident June 5. John James Murphy, Jr. was born Aug. 25, 1925, in Le Mars, the son of John James Sr. and Mary C. (Cain) Murphy. He was raised and grew up on the family farm south of Le Mars in Stanton Township...
Margaret (Waite) Traurig (06/15/12)
Margaret Evelyn (Waite) Traurig, 87, of 112 West Elizabeth St,, Village of Lake Orion, Mich., died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her home due to cancer. Margaret was born Nov. 25, 1924 in Winner, S.D. She moved with her parents and family to Sioux City, as a child. She graduated from Cathedral High School...
John Murphy Jr. (06/14/12)
John Murphy Jr., 86, of Le Mars, died today (Thursday), June 14, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident June 5. 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...
Kenneth Brown (06/13/12)
Kenneth Brown, 90, of rural Le Mars, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Kenneth Orville Brown was born Oct. 26, 1921, on the family farm in Johnson Township, rural Plymouth County, the son of Elmer and Gertrude (Morehead) Brown. He attended rural school in Johnson Township and later high school in Le Mars. He graduated from Central High School in 1941. He attended college for one year at Western Union in Le Mars...
Kenneth Brown (06/12/12)
Kenneth Brown, 90, of rural Le Mars, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Emery Hardersen (06/12/12)
Emery John Hardersen, 100, of Hinton, died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Sioux City, with the Rev. Kenny Hsu officiating. Burial was in Rademacher Cemetery, rural Hinton. Visitation was 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Larkin Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home...
Russ Marshall (06/11/12)
Russ Marshall, 88, of Ireton, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. A celebration of life will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton, with the Rev. Andrew Carlson officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. Visitation will begin at noon Tuesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and visitation with the family afterwards...
Ernest 'Ernie' A. Molitor (06/11/12)
Ernest "Ernie" A. Molitor, 87, of Floyd, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at his residence in rural Floyd surrounded by family. Ernie was born March 1, 1925, at Remsen, the son of Charles and Anna Marie (Clemens) Molitor, the fifth of 10 children. The family moved to a farm at Ashton, in 1927 where he acquired a love of farming. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School in Ashton, and was a member of the school's state championship basketball team...
Beatrice L. Lilly (06/08/12)
Beatrice L. Lilly, 74, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at a Sioux City nursing home. Bea L. Lilly was born Jan. 23, 1938, in Sioux City, the daughter of Walt and Anna (Fuller) Porter. Bea graduated from Ellis School of Cosmetology in Sioux City and was self-employed for many years as a cosmetologist...
Ernest A. 'Ernie' Molitor (06/08/12)
Ernest A. "Ernie" Molitor, 87, of rural Floyd, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Charles City. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Charles City. Friends may greet the family from 4-8 p.m. Monday, at the Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City where there will be a 4 p.m. rosary...
Marlene Asche (06/04/12)
Marlene Asche, 70, of Le Mars, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a brief illness. Marlene Ann Asche was born Sept. 8, 1941, in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Albert and Flora (Schmahl) Stevens. The family moved to Le Mars, where Marlene graduated from Le Mars High School. After earning her diploma, Marlene took a position with Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars as a nurses' aid...
Howard 'Howie' Linstrand (06/04/12)
Howard "Howie" Linstrand, 85, of Le Mars, formerly of Maple Lake, Minn., died Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Howard Warren Linstrand was born Oct. 10, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Carl and Eleanor (Klausing) Linstrand. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. "Howie" as he was known to family and friends, attended school in Minneapolis...
Marlene Asche (06/01/12)
Marlene Asche, 70, of Le Mars, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars following a brief illness. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Little Rock. ...
Jay Smaltz (06/01/12)
Jay Smaltz, 84, of Mesa, Ariz., died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Mesa. Jay Smaltz was born July 7, 1927, in Le Mars, the son of William I. and Edna V. Smaltz. Jay attended schools in Le Mars and graduated from Iowa State College with a B.S. degree in dairy industry. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II...