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Obituaries from November 2012

Rev. Thomas R. Balm (11/30/12)
The Rev. Thomas R. Balm, 80, of Garner died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at his home in Garner. Thomas Ree Balm, the son of Thomas T. and Ivadel (Wickersheim) Balm was born Aug.14, 1932, at Fort Dodge. Tom Balm grew up in Fort Dodge near the river. His father was a city fireman and his grandfather owned a filling station in town. For a few years he lived with his Grandma Wickersheim who taught him a lot about "saving."...
Emma Lubben (11/29/12)
Emma Lubben, 98, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars. The Rev. Ben Worley will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. ...
John C. Harrington (11/28/12)
John C. Harrington, 75 of Sioux City, and a former Le Mas resident, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at his residence from leukemia. Mass of Christian Burial was held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Salix. Burial will be in Lohrville, Iowa. Visitation with the family present 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the New Life Lutheran Church in Sergeant Bluff, with a 7 p.m. prayer service...
Emma Lubben (11/28/12)
Emma Lubben, 98, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Emma Theresa Lubben was born Feb. 18, 1914, in Lahoma, Okla., the daughter of Martin and Gretje (Eilerts) Frerichs. She was baptized on March 15, 1914 in Oklahoma. When she was three years old, her family moved to Howard, S.D. At age five, they relocated to the Struble, Iowa area...
Kevin L. Robinson (11/28/12)
Kevin L. Robinson, 49, of Valentine, Neb., and formerly of Le Mars, died Nov. 26, 2012. He was born in Plymouth County Nov. 24, 1963, the son of Vernon J. Robinson and Marilyn (Crouch) Robinson of Le Mars. Left to remember him are his wife, Wynette; his five children, Cole, Clay, Shauna, Rygh and Allison; a grandson, Isaac; his sister, Chris Ketelsen of Le Mars and his brother, Kyle Robinson (Courtney) of Murrieta Calif.; his parents, Vernon and Marilyn Robinson of Le Mars; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Tom and Connie Borszich of Valentine Neb.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.. ...
Helen Johnson (11/27/12)
Helen Johnson, 93, of Akron, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Helen Juanita Ross was born Aug. 10, 1919, in Merrill, the daughter of Fred and Gertrude (Thomas) Ross. She attended country school near Merrill and later high school in Westfield. She graduated from Westfield High School...
Emma Lubben (11/27/12)
Emma Lubben, 98, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars. The Rev. Ben Worley will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. ...
Sylvia Fischer (11/26/12)
Sylvia Fischer, 69, of Hinton, died surrounded by her family on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at her home following a courageous battle with ALS. Sylvia Jean Fischer was born Dec. 20, 1942, in Kingsley, the daughter of Robert Lyle and Alma (Bashaw) Rawson. She attended school at Grand Meadow, graduating in 1960. She furthered her education by attending NBT business school in Sioux City...
Helen Johnson (11/26/12)
Helen (Ross) Johnson, 93, of Akron, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron.. The Rev. Tanya Sherrill will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home -- Schroeder Chapel in Akron...
Cloette M. Schroeder (11/26/12)
Cloette M. Schroeder, 78, of Le Mars, died surrounded by her family Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Cloette was born Feb. 5, 1934, at Le Mars, the daughter of Henry and Mildred (Nilles) Harpenau. Cloette was raised on the Harpenau farm north of Remsen. She graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1952...
Earl McIntire (11/23/12)
Earl McIntire, 80, of Marcus, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus. Pastor Ron Rice will be officiating. Private family burial will take place prior to the service. ...
Charles Van Sickle (11/23/12)
Charles Henry Van Sickle, 87, of Sac City, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Charles was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Irene, S.D., the son of Clifford and Irene (Buckstead) Van Sickle. He graduated from Le Mars High School in 1942. Following graduation Charles served in the United States Army during World War II...
Rosella 'Boots' Wilhelmi (11/23/12)
Rosella "Boots" Wilhelmi, 85, of Carmichael, Calif., and a Le Mars native, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at 2 a.m. Rosella Wilhelmi was born June 11, 1927, at Struble, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Block) Wilhelmi. She worked for Bell Telephone Co. in Le Mars, and transferred to California in 1951, where she retired with Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 1985, after 35 years of service...
Merlin H. Mohning (11/20/12)
Merlin H. Mohning, 89, formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully at his home outside Hotchkiss, Colo., Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, with his wife and family by his side. Merlin was born March 2, 1923, on the family farm in Marion Township, Plymouth County, Iowa, the son of L.H. and Wilhelmina (Wiebke) Mohning. He graduated from Le Mars High School, in Le Mars, in 1941...
Connie L. Kohler (11/19/12)
Connie L. Kohler, 70 of Remsen, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at her home near Remsen. Connie was born Dec. 18, 1941, at Charter Oak, the daughter of Harold and Loretta (Schinkel) Weiss. She was raised and educated in Charter Oak, graduating from Charter Oak School in 1960...
Gary L. Reeves (11/19/12)
Gary L. Reeves, 69, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Gary Lee Reeves was born Aug. 11, 1943, in Le Mars, the son of George and Le Nora (Peterson) Reeves. He attended country school and later graduated from Le Mars High School. Following his education, Gary worked in Le Mars and Remsen as a mechanic...
Mathias M. Ruba (11/19/12)
Mathias M. Ruba, 94, of Hayward, Calif., died on Nov. 9, 2012. Mathias was born in Iowa on Jan. 2, 1918, the son of Mathias and Lena (Kramer) Ruba. At the age of 18, he volunteered and served in the Army in World War II. On May 5, 1941, he served as a cook in the Philippines until 1942, when he was captured and spent one year in the Philippines in a Japanese prison camp. He was in the Bataan March and was sent to Japan, where he spent two and a half years in a prison camp...
John Anthony (11/15/12)
John Anthony, 54, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, from injuries sustained in a truck accident. John Charles Anthony was born June 15, 1958, in Le Mars, the son of Donald and Helen (Frerichs) Anthony. He was baptized at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars and later confirmed at St. James Catholic Church...
Merlin H. Mohning (11/15/12)
Merlin H. Mohning, 89, formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully at his home outside Hotchkiss, Colo., Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, with his wife and family by his side. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. There will be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the Memorial Service on Saturday...
Gary L. Reeves (11/15/12)
Gary L. Reeves, 69, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. James Strickland of the Church of the Nazarene will officiate. A private family burial will follow at a later date...
Phyllis A. Sanow (11/15/12)
Phyllis A. Sanow, 85, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in Le Mars. Phyllis Angeline Sanow was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Peru, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Hilarie (Freking) Schwartz. She attended the St. Joseph Catholic School in Le Mars...
John Anthony (11/14/12)
John Anthony, 54, of Le Mars, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, from injuries sustained in a truck accident. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Loraine Klemmensen (11/14/12)
Loraine Klemmensen, 88, of Hinton, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Hallmark Care Center in Sioux City. Mary Loraine Wood was born Dec. 3, 1923, in Florence, Ala., the daughter of Bert and Bessie (Melton) Wood. Loraine received her education in Florence. ...
Hilda E. Mohning (11/14/12)
Hilda E. Mohning, 90, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Hilda Elsie Mohning was born Nov. 4, 1922, near Marcus, the daughter of Jakob and Elise (Wittel) Kuttler, who immigrated from Germany. She completed the eighth grade in school until an accident involving her father required her to stay home and work on the family farm. She would later resume her education and earned a G.E.D. in 1969, thus stressing to her family the value of education...
Merlin H. Mohning (11/14/12)
Merlin H. Mohning, 89, of Hotchkiss, Colo., and formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully at his home outside Hotchkiss Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, with his wife and family by his side. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Merlin's family with local arrangements...
Gary L. Reeves (11/14/12)
Gary L. Reeves, 69, of Le Mars, died today (Wednesday), Nov. 14, 2012, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Gary's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Phyllis A. Sanow (11/14/12)
Phyllis A. Sanow, 85, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in 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. ...
Lorraine Klemmensen (11/13/12)
Lorraine Klemmensen, 88, of Hinton, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Hallmark Care 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...
Hilda E. Mohning (11/13/12)
Hilda E. Mohning, 90, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Nov.13, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Gary Landsness and Rev. Greg Gabriel will officiate. ...
Phyllis A. Sanow (11/13/12)
Phyllis A. Sanow, 85, of Le Mars, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars in 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. ...
Matthew Gerrietts (11/12/12)
Matthew Conrad Gerrietts, 17, of Remsen, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Remsen. Matthew was born on May 25, 1995, the son of Todd and Laurie (Vaske) Gerrietts. He was raised in Remsen and attended St. ...
Capt. Timothy J. Shea (11/09/12)
Timothy Shea, 58, passed away quietly at his home in New Bern, N.C. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Tim was raised on a farm in northwest Iowa, the eighth of nine children born to Roman and Vivian Shea. He graduated from Spalding Catholic School in Granville where he excelled at baseball and forensic debate, winning state championships in both...
Nancy Kunkel (11/09/12)
Nancy Jo Kunkel, 78, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Le Mars, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 in Colorado. Nancy Jo Zimmer was born March 1, 1934 to Joseph John and Rachel Arlene (Pote) Zimmer. Nancy graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1952. She continued her education at St Joseph/Mercy School of Nursing in Sioux City on a full scholarship, graduating in June 1955 as an RN, receiving her diploma in nursing...
Ruth Penning (11/09/12)
Ruth M. Penning, 89, of Le Mars, died peacefully on Nov. 7, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minn., surrounded by family. She will be deeply missed by many. She is by survived by her children, Phylis (Richard) Werth, Pat (Steve) Moir, Ron (Jeannie) Penning, and Barb (John) Kurth, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, & 3 great-great grandchildren...
Roy 'Frank' Bogenrief (11/06/12)
An honorable man has passed our way . . . a patriot . . . a man who endeavored to do his best. Roy Franklin (Frank) Bogenrief, 102+, of Hinton, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in the TLC Hospice Unit in Sioux City. Frank was born July 31, 1910, in Hinton, to Roy and Nellie (Waters) Bogenrief...
Earl 'Shorty' Hentges (11/06/12)
Earl "Shorty" Hentges, 83, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Paul Eisele officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Patricia "Pat" Stofferan (11/06/12)
Patricia "Pat" Stofferan, 69, of Oyens, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Patricia Kay Van Dam was born Aug. 19, 1943, in Marcus, the daughter of Marinus and Alma (Flisker) Van Dam. She was baptized and confirmed at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. She attended school in Marcus and graduated from Holy Name Catholic High School in 1962...
Donald W. Boehm (11/05/12)
Donald William Boehm, 85, of Merrill, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family. Donald Boehm was born Jan. 7, 1927, in Kingsley, the son of Adolf and Molly Boehm. After high school, Donald served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. He was stationed in both Germany and Austria as a communications officer until his honorable discharge...
Roy 'Frank' Bogenrief (11/05/12)
Roy 'Frank' Bogenrief, 102, of Hinton, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at the Touchstone Living Center Hospice Unit in Sioux City. Arrangements are pending with Christy-Smith Larkin Chapel of Sioux City.
Earl 'Shorty' Hentges (11/05/12)
Earl "Shorty" Hentges, 83, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen. Earl Michael Hentges was born May 30, 1929, in Le Mars, the son of Michael E. "M.E." and Anna A. (Foley) Hentges. "Shorty" as he was known to family and friends attended and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Le Mars in 1947...
Gerald J. Ostert (11/05/12)
Gerald J. Ostert, 92, of Le Mars, died suddenly Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his home. Gerald John Ostert was born June 18, 1920, on the family farm in Union Township, rural Remsen, to John T. and Ella M. (Phelan) Ostert. Gerald was baptized at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. He received his education at Union Consolidated School...
Patricia 'Pat' Stofferan (11/05/12)
Patricia "Pat" Stofferan, 69, of Oyens, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richter will celebrate. Burial will follow at St. ...
Cora 'Cory' Harman (11/01/12)
Cora "Cory" Harman, 74, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, under Hospice care at her daughter's home in Olathe, Kan. Cora D'Alene Marie (Duis) Harman was born Feb. 27, 1938, on the family farm outside of Little Rock, Iowa, the daughter of Marie Antje (Timmermann) and Raymond Lee Duis. ...