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Obituaries from August 2012

Helen Stover (08/31/12)
Helen Stover, 91, a former resident of Le Mars, died Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2012, at the Joy Assisted Care Home in Snellville, Ga., following a lengthy illness. Inurnment services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Hospers Cemetery, Hospers. Following the service everyone is welcome to join the family at the First Presbyterian Church in Hospers for a time of fellowship...
Joyce Gotto (08/30/12)
Joyce (Sanow) Gotto, 80, formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at her home in Glendora, Calif. Joyce Arlene Sanow was born March 25, 1932, in Remsen, the daughter of Otto and Olive (Peters) Sanow. On Nov. 21, 1950, Joyce and Everett Gotto were united in marriage at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen...
Paula Phipps (08/30/12)
Paula Phipps, 66, of La Grange Park, Ill., struggled with pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed May 22, 2012. She died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at 10:39 p.m. at her home in La Grange Park. Paula was the third oldest in a family with eight children. Born Oct. ...
Mark W. Rasmussen (08/30/12)
Mark W. Rasmussen, 57, of Akron,died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. today (Thursday) with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church...
Laura Mack (08/29/12)
Laura Mack, 95, of The Woodlands, Texas, and a Merrill area native, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, after a brief illness. Laurabel Kehrberg Mack was born May 31, 1917, on the family farm east of Merrill. She was the daughter of George and Leah (Schrooten) Kehrberg. Laura attended country school and graduated from Merrill High School in 1934. She then attended Western Union College in Le Mars...
Dale Charles Mowbray (08/29/12)
Dale C. Mowbray, 89, of Gainesville, Ga., died Saturday, July 21, 2012, in his sleep at his home. Dale C. Mowbray was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Vinton, the youngest of the children. There were two sisters and one older brother. Dale graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in veterinary medicine. He practiced for one year in Grundy Center. It was there that he met Grace E. Simons, who was teaching in Grundy Center. A year later, he entered the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant...
John D. Kehrberg (08/28/12)
John D. Kehrberg, 88, of Hinton, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at his home surrounded with love and his family. John Dahly Kehrberg was born July 30, 1924, to H. Grace (Dahly) and Albert A. Kehrberg at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars. He grew up on the family farm the youngest of three children. ...
Mark W. Rasmussen (08/28/12)
Mark W. Ramussen, 57, of Akron, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at a Sioux City hospital. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A., in Akron. Visitation with the family will be after 5 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the church...
John D. Kehrberg (08/27/12)
John D. Kehrberg, 88, of Hinton, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at his home surrounded with love and his family. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness and the Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. ...
Dalene E. Kray (08/27/12)
Dalene E. Kray, 67, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, in Le Mars, following a brief illness. Dalene Elizabeth Kray was born Sept. 17, 1944, in Leeds (Sioux City), the daughter of Clifford and Mary Lucile (Bornholtz) Richardson. She later moved with her family to a farm near Hinton, and graduated from Hinton High School in 1962...
Katherine 'Sis' Varenhorst (08/27/12)
Katherine "Sis" Varenhorst, 96, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Katherine Marie Kuehn was born Aug. 29, 1915, on the family farm in Washington Township, rural Plymouth County, to Fred and Anna (Draham) Kuehn. She was baptized into the Lutheran faith on Oct. 31, 1915. She was later confirmed in 1930 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Johnson Township...
Dalene Kray (08/24/12)
Dalene Kray, 67, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at her daughter's home in Le Mars under hospice care. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Dalene's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Donald Schmidt (08/22/12)
Donald Schmidt, 95, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Donald H. Schmidt was born May 31, 1917, on the family farm in Sioux County, the son of Fred J. and Martha A. (Onken) Schmidt. Don was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Craig. He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Craig...
Kathryn A. Frisk (08/21/12)
Kathryn A. Frisk, 59, of Akron, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. The Rev. Dawn Quame will officiate. Inurnment of her ashes will be prior to the service on Friday at Union Creek Lutheran Cemetery, rural Akron. Visitation with the family present will be following the memorial service in the church basement during a time of lunch and fellowship...
Elizabeth Ann Stanton (08/21/12)
Elizabeth Ann Stanton, 72, of Winnemucca, Nev., left this world in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 in Houston, Texas, where she was receiving cancer treatment. She was born in Le Mars, on Oct. 9, 1939, to Dorothy Mae Locer and Arthur J. Weis, and later raised by her mother and stepfather in Le Mars...
Lois L. Diehl (08/20/12)
Lois L. Diehl, 71, of Pocahontas, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2012, in Gilmore City, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Lois Lorraine Luft was born Oct. 19, 1941, at Iowa City, the daughter of Harry and Mathilda (Petersen) Luft. She was educated in Gilmore City schools...
Donald Schmidt (08/20/12)
Donald Schmidt, 94, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with the Rev. Gary Landsness officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilken American Legion Post #724 will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Florence 'Flossie' Wilhelmi (08/17/12)
Florence "Flossie" Wilhelmi, 79, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars will celebrate mass. ...
Richard J. Stoos (08/16/12)
Richard J. Stoos, 71, of Remsen, died surrounded by his family Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at his home in Remsen after a lengthy illness. Rich was born Nov. 26, 1940, the son of Henry and Margaret (Gollhofer) Stoos. He was raised and educated in Remsen. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1959. He then entered the US Marine Corp on July 2, 1959, and was stationed in camp Pendleton in California. He was honorably discharged on July 1, 1963. He then moved back to Remsen...
Ryan A. Richardson (08/16/12)
Ryan A. Richardson, 33, of Le Mars, died Sunday evening, Aug. 12, 2012, at his home in Le Mars. A prayer service with memory sharing will be at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. John Battern of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
Florence 'Flossie' Wilhelmi (08/16/12)
Florence "Flossie" Wilhelmi, 79, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at The Abbey of Le Mars. Florence M. Wilhelmi was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Struble, the daughter of Peter and Rose (Block) Wilhelmi. Flossie was baptized and later confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Struble. Flossie attended grade school in Struble...
Sherwood 'Skip' Worden (08/16/12)
Sherwood "Skip" Worden, 86, of Marcus, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Sherwood Francis Worden was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Worthington, Minn., the son of Harry and Doris (Holst) Worden. He attended grade school in Iona, Minn., and later graduated from Fulda (Minnesota) High School...
Ryan A. Richardson (08/15/12)
Ryan A. Richardson, 33, of Le Mars, died Sunday evening, Aug. 12, 2012, at his home in Le Mars. Ryan Allen Richardson was born Oct. 27, 1978, in Peoria, Ill., the son of Randall Richardson and Linda (Barker) Richardson. Ryan was raised in Peoria, Ill., where he graduated from high school. Ryan graduated with a degree in history from Bradley University in Peoria, in 2004, and went on to obtain a law degree from Drake Law School in Des Moines in 2007...
Helen Stover (08/15/12)
Helen Stover, 91, a former resident of Le Mars, died Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2012, at the Joy Assisted Care Home in Snellville, Ga., following a lengthy illness. Helen was born July 1, 1921, in Alton, the daughter of Dick and Tracy (Vellinga) Freriks. She was united in marriage to Randall S. Stover on June 7, 1941, in Hospers...
Sherwood 'Skip' Worden (08/15/12)
Sherwood "Skip" Worden, 86, of Marcus, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The Rev. Ethan Sayler will officiate. Skip donated his body to the University of Iowa Medical School Program and burial will follow at a later date at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery...
Florence 'Flossie' Wilhelmi (08/15/12)
Florence "Flossie" Wilhelmi, 79, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at The Abbey of Le Mars. 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...
Bernard J. Grady (08/14/12)
Bernard J. Grady, 83, of Le Mars, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home in Le Mars. Bernard Joseph Grady, the son of William C. Grady and Vera (Pollard) Grady, was born April 16, 1929, in Schuyler, Neb. As an adult he made his home in Le Mars and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. On June 24, 1953, Bernard was united in marriage to Mary Weenink. To this union four children were born, Margaret, Patty, Cheryl and Michael...
Roger E. Leavitt (08/14/12)
Roger E. Leavitt, 87, of Marcus, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Roger Edward Leavitt was born May 20, 1925, the son of Roger T. and Bernice (Briggs) Leavitt. Roger graduated from Marcus Public Schools in May 1943. He served in the Army Infantry at the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. Upon his return from the service, Roger attended two years at Morningside College in Sioux City and graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill...
Sherwood 'Skip' Worden (08/14/12)
Sherwood "Skip" Worden, 86, of Marcus, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. The Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home of Marcus is assisting Skip's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Bernard J. Grady (08/13/12)
Bernard J. Grady, 83, of Le Mars, died suddenly Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home in Le Mars. Bernard Joseph Grady, the son of William C. Grady and Vera (Pollard) Grady, was born April 16, 1929 in Schuyler, Neb. As an adult, he made his home in Le Mars and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II...
Roger E. Leavitt (08/13/12)
Roger E. Leavitt, 87, of Marcus, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. The Rev. Ron Rice will officiate. Burial will follow at Marcus Amherst Cemetery. ...
Douglas Foster (08/10/12)
Douglas Lee Foster, 60, of Hartford, S.D., died Friday, July 13, 2012. Douglas Lee Foster was born June 25, 1952, to Lee and Eva (Fanelle) Foster. He was raised on the Foster Family Homestead in rural Hartford, S.D. As a child Doug loved the farm, and he loved sports. He played basketball, football and baseball and was on the track team...
Walter B. Susemihl (08/10/12)
Walter B. Susemihl, 88, of Moville, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. He was born April 21, 1924, in Merrill, the son of Ulrich and Marie (Von Hagel) Susemihl. He graduated from Liberty Consolidated High School in Merrill...
Mary Lucile Richardson (08/06/12)
Mary Lucile Richardson, 93, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mary Lucile Richardson was born March 12, 1919, in Hinton, the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Shea) Bornholtz. She attended Central High School in Sioux City, graduating in 1937. After graduation, Mary Lucile worked as a nurses' aid at St Vincent's Hospital in Sioux City...
Florence M. Becker (08/06/12)
Florence M. Becker, 94, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Florence Ditter was born Dec. 21, 1917, near Farmer, S.D., the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth (Fritschen) Ditter. She was raised in the Farmer area and attended St. Peter's Parochial Elementary School and graduated from Edgerton Consolidated High School in Farmer, S.D., in 1935...
Florence M. Becker (08/03/12)
Florence M. Becker, 94, of Kingsley, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley. The Rev. Mark J. Stoll will officiate. ...
Edith Brock (08/03/12)
Edith Brock, 85, of Battle Creek, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Willow Dale Wellness Village in Battle Creek. Edith Brock was born April 5, 1927, the daughter of Richard and Delpha (Hogue) Beisner in Springfield, Mo. She moved to Battle Creek, in childhood and continued to view Battle Creek as her hometown throughout life...
Mary Lucile Richardson (08/03/12)
Mary Lucile Richardson, 93, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Mary Lucile's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Terri Ann Sitzmann (08/01/12)
Terri Ann Sitzmann, 60, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Tucson, with her loving family by her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Terri was born Nov. 9, 1951, at Le Mars, the daughter of Tony and Mary (Cochran) Hames. She attended Gehlen Catholic Schools and graduated in 1970...