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Obituaries from October 2012

Cora 'Cory' Harman (10/31/12)
Cora "Cory" Harman, 74, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, under Hospice care at her daughter's home in Olathe, Kan. In accordance with Cory's wishes, her body has been willed to an anatomical donation program. A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. There will be a time of lunch and fellowship to follow at the church...
Janice M. June (10/30/12)
Janice M. June, 75, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Janice Marie June was born July 31, 1937, in Sioux City, the daughter of Robert C. and Margaret (Carter) Thompson. She graduated from Central High School in Sioux City. She furthered her education at Morningside College in Sioux City where she received a degree in education. While at Morningside, Janice belonged to the Sigma Kappa Sorority...
Dorothy Robotham (10/30/12)
Dorothy Paula Robotham, of Seward, Neb., died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 12 days. Dorothy Paula Robotham was born April 16, 1929, in York, Neb., to Alfred J. and Eleanor E. (Gocke) Leybold. Dorothy was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Waco, Neb...
Cora 'Cory' Harman (10/29/12)
Cora "Cory" Harman, 74, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, under Hospice care at her daughter's home in Olathe, Kan. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Cory's family with funeral arrangements.
Alex Renken (10/29/12)
Alex Renken, 19, of Remsen, died suddenly Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Alex was born Feb. 8, 1993, the son of Keith and Angie (Vaske) Renken. He was raised in Remsen and attended St. Mary's Catholic School graduating in 2011. Alex has been a Le Mars Daily Sentinel paper carrier since he was 8 years old. At the age of 16 he then began working at Wal-Mart in Le Mars...
Ronald Ruhland (10/29/12)
Ronald Ruhland, 78, of Remsen, died peacefully with family at his side Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at his home in Remsen, following a lengthy illness. Ron was born Nov. 23, 1933, the son of Ben and Leone (Kemp) Ruhland. He was raised and educated at rural Le Mars attending both rural school and St. Joseph's School. He then served in the U.S. Army for three years...
Mildred Bartel (10/26/12)
Mildred S. Bartel, 80, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mildred Sarah Bartel was born Oct. 8, 1932, in Liberty Township, Vernon County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Hugh and Vangie (Ogden) Harris. She attended, and graduated from, Viola High School. ...
Walter Bartel (10/25/12)
Walter Bartel, 89, of Le Mars, died Sunday Oct. 21, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Walter Donald Bartel was born Aug. 2, 1923, in Picketts, Wis.,, the son of Walter Sylvester and Marjory (Friedricks) Bartel. After graduating from Green Lake High School, Walt enrolled in the University of Wisconsin at Platteville. He earned his degree in education and took his first teaching position in Wisconsin at Readstown High School where he taught vocational agriculture and chemistry...
Darrell J. Stowater (10/25/12)
Darrell J. Stowater, 79, of Marcus, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. The Rev. Don Meyer and Vicar Phillip Beyersdorf will officiate. ...
Mary Jane Weidauer (10/25/12)
Mary Jane Weidauer, 89, of Merrill, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at Countryside Nursing Home in Sioux City. Mary Jane Zimmerman was born Aug. 16, 1923, on the family farm southeast of Merrill, the daughter of Arthur and Eugene (Cobb) Zimmerman. Mary Jane attended country school and later graduated from Merrill High School in 1941...
Walter Bartel (10/24/12)
Walter Bartel, 89, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Paul Eisele will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday with a rosary at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars...
Shirley P. Heidesch (10/24/12)
Shirley P. Heidesch, 76, of Remsen, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Shirley was born Oct. 20, 1936, at Kingsley, the daughter of Nick and Velma (Trout) Barthole. Shirley was raised in the Kingsley area and attended school in Correctionville graduating in 1955...
Bertha M. Hilger (10/24/12)
Bertha M. Hilger, 98, of Kingsley, was called home by her Lord on Oct. 22, 2012. Bertha was born on July 7, 1914, in David City, Neb., the daughter of John and Augusta (Benda) Birkel. She attended St. Mary's Catholic grade school through eighth grade and graduated from David City Public High School. After graduating she attended the University of Nebraska in the summer...
Dr. Charles W. Semke (10/24/12)
Dr. Charles Wesley Semke, 87, of Plymouth, Minn., and a former Le Mars resident, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; children, Mark and Kathleen; grandson, Jordan W and great-grandson, Jordan G. A memorial service will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Messiah United Methodist Church, 17805 Cty. Rd. 6, Plymouth, Minn...
Mary Jane Weidauer (10/24/12)
Mary Jane Weidauer, 89, of Merrill, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the Countryside Nursing Home in Sioux City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Shirley Klemme (10/23/12)
Shirley Klemme, 85, of Akron, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Akron Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastors Dawn Quame and Glenn Packiam will officiate. Visitation with the family will commence at 10 a.m. until service time. Lunch and fellowship will immediately follow the service in the church basement. The Carlsen Funeral Home- Schroeder Chapel in Akron is in charge of arrangements...
Ronald Majeres (10/23/12)
Ronald Majeres, 64, of Orange City, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Ron was born Feb. 14, 1947, at Le Mars, the son of Leonard and Rosella (Vaske) Majeres. He was raised on a farm near Remsen and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1966...
Walter Bartel (10/22/12)
Walter Bartel, 89, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home of Le Mars is assisting Walt's family with funeral arrangements. Stories, memories, and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
LaVonne Baack (10/22/12)
LaVonne Baack, 84, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. LaVonne Lorraine Jurgenson was born May 26, 1928, on the family farm near Akron, the daughter of William and Laura (Klemme) Jurgenson. LaVonne attended country school near her home...
Elaine Haupert (10/22/12)
Elaine Ann Haupert, 81, of Sioux City, and an Alton native, died peacefully Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City. Elaine was born April 9, 1931, the daughter of Jacob and Hilda (Pottebaum) Haupert, of Alton. Elaine spent her early years in Alton, and then moved to the Glenwood State School in Glenwood, where she remained until 1955...
Dr. Gordon R. Held (10/19/12)
Dr. Gordon Royce Held, 83, of Young Harris, Ga., died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., due to complications from bladder cancer. Gordon was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Hinton, the son of Walter and Mary Held. He graduated from Iowa State University in 1956 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. ...
Marcia Kloster (10/19/12)
Marcia Ann Kloster, 75, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Marcia Ann Dorr was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Cherokee, the daughter of Robert John and Mona (Leonard) Dorr. She was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus, and later confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, where she lived and attended school...
Phyllis L. Hildebrandt (10/18/12)
Phyllis L. Hildebrandt, 91, of Le Mars, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Phyllis Lutheria Parks was born March 18, 1921 on the family farm near Hastings, Neb., the youngest of nine children born to Sarah Ellen (Hynes) and John Warren Parks. Phyllis was baptized at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. She was raised on the farm and graduated from Kenesaw High School in Kenesaw, Neb...
Marcia Kloster (10/18/12)
Marcia Kloster, 75, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel and the Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. ...
Wayne C. Horton (10/17/12)
Wayne C. Horton, 90, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Rejoice! Community Church in Le Mars with Pastor Tony De La Rosa officiating. Family inurnment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Akron. ...
Wayne C. Horton (10/16/12)
Wayne C. Horton, 90, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Wayne Cleo Horton was born July 25, 1922, in Bronson, the son of Walter and Helen (Moise) Horton. In 1935, the family moved to a farm near Akron. He graduated from Akron High School in 1940. Following high school, Wayne farmed with his father...
Francie 'Bibs' Homan (10/15/12)
Francie "Bibs" Homan, 85, of Remsen, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 At Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Bibs was born Nov. 11, 1926, at Alton, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Konz) Mousel. She was raised and educated near Alton and attended St. Mary's Academy...
Wayne C. Horton (10/15/12)
Wayne C. Horton, 90, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rejoice! Community Church in Le Mars with Pastor Tony De La Rosa officiating. Family inurnment will be at the Riverside Cemetery in Akron. ...
Mildred L. King (10/15/12)
Mildred L. King, 92, of Guthrie Center, formerly of Pierson, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at The New Homestead in Guthrie Center. Mildred Lila King was born April 21, 1920, near Pierson, the daughter of Curtis and Orpha (Baker) Culler. She attended Grand Meadow School near her home. Following high school graduation, Mildred moved to Omaha, Neb. She worked as a nanny during the summers at Lake Okoboji and assisted the war effort by tying parachute knots at a factory in Omaha...
Spencer Howard (10/15/12)
Spencer Howard, a devout Christian, art teacher, potter and outdoorsman who loved creating with his hands, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at his home in Ocheyedan, following a courageous battle with heart disease and lung cancer. He was 70...
Francis 'Frank' Heuertz (10/12/12)
Francis 'Frank' Heuertz, 79, a longtime resident of Westminster, Colo., and a former electrician, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Clear Creek Care Center in Westminster, where he had been a resident for the past five years. Frank was born in Le Mars on March 4, 1933, the son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Haverkamp) Heuertz. He was raised in Remsen, with three sisters, Therese, Rosie and Shirley, and one brother, Joe. They all attended and graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School...
Victor "Vic" Krimmel, Jr. (10/11/12)
Victor "Vic" Krimmel, Jr., 62, of Akron, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. A time of memory sharing will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the Akron Fire Station in Akron with the family present at 5 p.m. The Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron is in charge of arrangements...
Helen Thompson (10/11/12)
Helen Dot Thompson, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Helen was born Oct. 21, 1923, in Fairbury, Neb., the daughter of Clyde and Violet (Wineinger) Shelburne. She married Gordon A. Thompson June 12, 1955, at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, Neb. They made their home in Sheldon, Iowa, before moving to Le Mars, in 1968...
Steven H. Ommen (10/10/12)
Steven H. Ommen, 61, of Ceylon, Minn., was called to his eternal rest on Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2012, at his home in Ceylon. Steven Henry Ommen was born Aug. 13, 1951, the son of Ervin and Catherine (Feuerstein) Ommen, in Watertown, S.D. He received his education in Clark, S.D., and graduated with the Class of 1969...
Rita J. Stewart (10/09/12)
Rita Jean Stewart, 70, of Sioux Falls, S.D., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, after a long, courageous battle with lymphoma. She passed in her home surrounded by family. Rita Frederes was born in Alton, in 1941. She dedicated her life to her family and found joy in babysitting her grandchildren...
Helen Thompson (10/09/12)
Helen Dot Thompson, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. Bishop Thomas Aitken will officiate. A private family graveside service has taken place at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church...
Lennice Allen (10/03/12)
Lennice Allen, 86, of Fresno, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in Fresno, Calif., following a brief illness. Lennice Allen was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Le Mars, the daughter of Emil and Hannah (Ommen ) Neisius. She attended school in Le Mars. Lennice moved to California in the 1940s. She worked at Shell Oil and later was employed with the Fresno Unified School District...
Doris Kellen (10/03/12)
Doris Kellen, 80, of rural Le Mars, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Doris Ann Dreckman was born March 30, 1932, the daughter of Joseph and Magdelena (Holzman) Dreckman. Doris graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Le Mars in 1950. ...
Doris Kellen (10/02/12)
Doris Kellen, 80, of rural Le Mars, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in 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...
Lennice Allen (10/01/12)
Lennice Allen, 86, of Fresno, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, died Monday, Septe. 10, 2012, in Fresno, Calif., following a brief illness. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Greg Gabriel of St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home...
Dale Tracey (10/01/12)
Dale J. Tracey, 79, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at his home. Dale Joseph Tracey was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Remsen, the son of James and Helen (Thiel) Tracey. Dale received his education in Remsen. He served his country in the United States Army from Jan. 21, 1954, until his honorable discharge on Dec. 8, 1955. Dale was united in marriage to Lois Ritchie on Nov. 7, 1956, in Hornick...