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Obituaries from July 2012

Madonna H. Gisch (07/27/12)
Madonna H. Gisch, 70, of Marcus, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., died Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Madonna Helen Gisch was born June 12, 1942, the daughter of John R. and Mary (Mescher) Gisch, in Algona. She was the oldest of three daughters and attended St. Cecelia's grade school and Garrigan High School in Algona...
Madonna H. Gisch (07/26/12)
Madonna H. Gisch, 70, of Marcus, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., died Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. There will be a graveside committal service at 3 p.m. Monday, July 30, at Calvary Cemetery in Algona. The Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Madonna's family with funeral arrangements...
Joliene Kirby (07/25/12)
Joliene Kirby, 59, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, July 22, 2012 in her home. Joliene Carol Dise was born Feb. 24, 1953, the first child of Dale and Mary (Campbell) Dise in Austin, Minn. She was raised in Myrtle, Minn., Plainfield, and Le Mars, where she graduated from high school in 1971. She received a bachelor of science degree in sociology from Westmar College in 1975...
Adam Kohler (07/25/12)
Adam Fitzgerald Kohler, 30, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and formerly of Marysville, Mich., died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Albuquerque, N.M., while hiking. He was born April 18, 1982, in Houston, Texas, the son of Mark and Sharon (Fitzgerald) Kohler. His parents are both 1975 graduates of Le Mars Community High School...
Allen June (07/24/12)
Allen June, 72, of Ashland, Mo., and a former Merrill area resident, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, at his home. Allen was born Aug. 15, 1939, the son of Melvin and Lillian (Johnson) June. Allen married Shirley Tambke in 1984. Allen was a realtor in Las Vegas and Jefferson City, Mo., for 25 years and enjoyed playing cards...
Dorothy A. Albright (07/23/12)
Dorothy A. Albright, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Carlsen Funeral Home with the Rev. John Battern of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars, officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today (Monday) at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will continue Tuesday from noon until service time at the funeral home...
Brian R. Gabel (07/23/12)
Brian R. Gabel, 32, of Akron, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. Brian Richard Gabel was born Jan. 16, 1980, in Akron, the son of Richard Alan and Sue Carol (Baack) Gabel. Brian was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron and later confirmed at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron...
Madonna H. Gisch (07/23/12)
Madonna H. Gisch, 70, of Marcus, formerly of Minneapolis, Minn., died Friday, July 20, 2012 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Madonna's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Loretta F. Muecke (07/23/12)
Loretta F. Muecke, 87, of Hinton, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at a Sioux City hospital. Loretta was born Nov. 6, 1924, in Laurel, Neb., the daughter of William and Hilda (Carlson) Koch. Loretta moved to Sioux City in her early adult life where she found and married her lifelong companion Merlin "Bud" Muecke...
Mary Marie Willems (07/23/12)
Mary Marie Willems, 71, of Marcus, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Cherokee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus, Iowa. Rev. Daniel C. Guenther will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus...
Mary Marie Willems (07/20/12)
Mary Marie Willems, 71, of Marcus, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Cherokee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus, Iowa. Rev. Daniel C. Guenther will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus...
Dorothy A. Albright (07/19/12)
Dorothy A. Albright, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Dorothy Ansdell was born March 8, 1920, in Manhattan, Kan., the daughter of George and Louise (Walbridge) Ansdell. She moved with her parents to various locations in Kansas and Missouri until she enrolled in the University of Kansas. ...
Brian Gabel (07/19/12)
Brian Gabel, 32, of Akron, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas. 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...
Nancy Galigan (07/19/12)
Nancy "Red" Galigan, 63, of Marcus, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Nancy Ione Galigan was born April 7, 1949, in Cherokee, the daughter of Donald and Margaret (Morton) McQueen. She was raised in the Grand Meadow area where she attended grade school. After Grand Meadow and Marcus merged, Nancy graduated from Marcus High School in 1967. She also attended Stewart's Beauty School in Sioux City...
Ina B. Schultz (07/19/12)
Ina B. (Claypool) Schultz, 93, of Laurens, and a former Le Mars area resident, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Pocahontas Community Hospital in Pocahontas. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Laurens, with the Rev. Tim Walker officiating. Burial will be in Laurens Cemetery near Laurens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church...
Mack E. Taylor (07/17/12)
Mack E. Taylor, 81, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mack Earle Taylor was born April 14, 1931, in Wiota, the son of Jasper and Leta (Sheumaker) Taylor. He attended high school in Wiota and played on a championship basketball team...
Mary M. Willems (07/19/12)
ary M. Willems, 71, of Marcus, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Cherokee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home is assisting Mary's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Mack E. Taylor (07/18/12)
Mack E. Taylor, 81, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mack Earle Taylor was born April 14, 1931, in Wiota, the son of Jasper and Leta (Sheumaker) Taylor. He attended high school in Wiota and played on a championship basketball team...
Dorothy A. Albright (07/18/12)
Dorothy A. Albright, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Carlsen Funeral Home with the Rev. John Battern of theUnited Methodist Church of Le Mars officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery, Merrill. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will continue Tuesday from noon until service time at the funeral home...
Nancy Galigan (07/18/12)
Nancy Galigan, 63, of Marcus, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The Rev. Liz Pfeifle will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Earnest -- Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-8 p.m. to greet friends. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home...
Carroll L. Peterson (07/18/12)
Carroll L. Peterson, 72, of Omaha, Neb., formerly of Marcus and Kingsley, died Monday July 16, 2012, in Omaha. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Wel-Life, 801 N. Adams in Papillion, Neb., under the direction of the Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Funeral Home in Omaha. Additional services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home, 206 East Pine, in Marcus. Interment will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Marcus...
Dorothy A. Albright (07/17/12)
Dorothy A. Albright, 92, of Le Mars, died Monday, July 16, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Daniel J. Schwarz (07/17/12)
Daniel J. Schwarz, 56 of Marcus, died suddenly Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Daniel Joseph Schwarz was born April 29, 1956, in Le Mars, the son of Marvin and Alvira (Vaske) Schwarz. He attended grade school at Gehlen Catholic Schools in Le Mars until the family moved near Marcus in 1968. ...
Ardith 'Arky' Hohbach (07/16/12)
Ardith "Arky" Hohbach, 77, of rural Marcus, died Friday, July 13, 2012, at her home. Ardith Ann Oliver was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Sioux City, the daughter of David G. and Ardith L. (Butcher) Oliver. She was raised in Onawa, and later in Whiting. She graduated salutatorian of her class from Whiting High School in 1952...
Ruth Meis (07/16/12)
Ruth Meis, 79 of Alton, died Friday, July 13, 2012, after a sudden illness at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Ruth was born Feb. 16, 1933, at Alton, the daughter of George and Lillian (Noethe) Henrich. She married Leon Meis on Feb. 16, 1953, at Alton. The couple made their home on a farm near Granville and farmed for 54 years before moving into Alton in 2007...
Douglas M. Schulz (07/16/12)
Douglas M. Schulz, 60, of Le Mars, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Douglas Melvin Schulz was born Oct. 6, 1951 in Hawarden, the son of Melvin and Virginia (Sanow) Schulz. Doug was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Craig and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Ireton...
Daniel Schwarz (07/16/12)
Daniel Schwarz, 56 of Marcus, died Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Daniel's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Nicole Schuett (07/13/12)
Nicole Schuett, 40, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D., following a two-year courageous battle with cancer. Nicole, daughter of Phil and Pam (Tiernan) Grove, was born July 15, 1971, in Des Moines. She attended school in Sheldon and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1990. She attended Morningside College and was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority...
Francis D. Swanson (07/13/12)
Francis David Swanson, 96 of Sioux City, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with Pastor Dann Speichinger officiating. Burial will be in Logan Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
William 'Bill' Else Jr. (07/12/12)
William "Bill" Eugene Else Jr., 52, of Avondale, Ariz., died unexpectedly Thursday, June 14, 2012 in Le Mars. Bill was born in Cherokee, on April 8, 1960, the son of William, Sr. and Donna Else. He graduated in 1980 from Maurice Orange City High School. ...
Allen June (07/12/12)
Allen June, 70, of Ashland, Mo., and formerly of Merrill, died today (Thursday), July 12, 2012, at 3:30 a.m. at Ashland. Allen and his wife made their home in Ashland, Mo. Cards may be sent to The Family of Allen June, Box 115, Merrill, Iowa, 51038, and will be forwarded to Ashland, Mo...
Nicole Schuett (07/12/12)
Nicole Schuett, 40, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, S.D., following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
William 'Bill' Else Jr. (07/11/12)
William "Bill" Eugene Else, Jr., 52, of Avondale, Ariz., died unexpectedly Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home, in Le Mars. Military rites will be conducted by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday and following the service during a time of lunch and fellowship in the Carlsen Fellowship Center...
Lyndall 'Lynn' Bowers (07/06/12)
Lyndall "Lynn" Bowers, 96, of Le Mars, died Thursday morning, July 5, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Lyndall was born April 19, 1916, in Le Mars, the son of Adrian L. and Florence N. (Trenhaile) Bowers. He was the first of three children. Lynn, as he was known by most people, grew up in Le Mars, graduating from Le Mars High School in 1934. He attended Western Union College, later known as Westmar College, for several years...
Karla 'Lil' Wiltman Langel (07/05/12)
Karla "Lil" Wiltman Langel, 80, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Karla Lily Groenhagen was born Dec. 24, 1931, in Cherokee, the daughter of Henry and Karla (Prehn) Groenhagen. Karla was known as "Lil" to family and friends. She was raised on farms in rural Plymouth County. She attended schools in Struble and Merrill...
Elizabeth J. Jansen (07/05/12)
Elizabeth Jansen, 86, of Alton, died Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society Cottage Center in Le Mars. Elizabeth Jeanette was born March 24, 1926, in Inwood, the daughter of John G. and Jennie (Snieder) Byker. She was raised at Presho, S.D., Rock Valley, and Grand Rapids, Mich. She graduated from the Cresten High School in Grand Rapids...
Lyndall 'Lynn' Bowers (07/05/12)
Lyndall "Lynn" Bowers, 96, of Le Mars, died this morning (Thursday) July 5, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center 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...
Robert P. Mockler (07/03/12)
Robert P. Mockler, 81, of Kingsley, died Sunday, July 1, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Robert Patrick Mockler was born Oct. 5, 1930, in Kingsley, the son of Edward and Pearl (Feeney) Mockler. He graduated from Union Consolidated High School, rural Le Mars, in 1948...
Emmett Freking (07/03/12)
Emmett Freking, 85, of Le Mars, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at his home surrounded by family. Emmett Joseph Freking was born Sept. 20, 1926, on the family farm east of Le Mars, the son of Aloysius "Al" and Anna (Klontz) Freking. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1944...
Philip 'Skip' Vernon (07/03/12)
Philip "Skip" Vernon, 67, of Marana, Ariz., formerly of Le Mars, died Saturday, April 28, 2012, at his home in Marana. A graveside service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Emmett Freking (07/02/12)
Emmett Freking, 85, of Le Mars, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, at his home surrounded by family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Robert P. Mockler (07/02/12)
Robert P. Mockler, 81, of Kingsley, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Mark J. Stoll will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery with military honors performed by Nash American Legion Post #140. ...
Mildred Plueger (07/02/12)
Mildred Plueger, 94, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mildred Plueger was born Feb. 14, 1918, on a farm near Ireton, the daughter of John Henry and Martha Lena (Twillman) Luschen. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Mildred attended country school near her home and helped her parents with housework and farming...
Susan "Sue" Simonsen (07/02/12)
Susan "Sue" Simonsen, 62, of Akron, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at her home in Akron following a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron. The Rev. Roger Linnan and Deacon Richard Port officiated. ...