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Obituaries from December 2012

Mary Ann Cecelia Hansen (12/31/12)
Mary Ann Cecelia Hansen, 86, of Remsen, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Remsen, surrounded by her family. Mary Ann was born Feb. 14, 1926, at Remsen, the daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (Dieckmann) Schiltz. Mary Ann was raised in Remsen and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1943. She married Joseph Plathe Oct. 15, 1945. The couple had four children, Linda, Jean, Marilyn and David. Joseph died from an automobile accident July 29, 1953...
Michael J. 'Mike' Roder (12/31/12)
Michael J. "Mike" Roder, 60, of Sioux City, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. Mike was born on Sept. 23, 1952, the son of Jerome "Jerry" and Pauline "Peg" (Frank) Roder at Le Mars. Mike was raised on a farm near Remsen and attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Remsen, graduating from St. Mary's High School in 1970...
Eldora 'Eldy' C. Sitzmann (12/28/12)
Eldora "Eldy" C. Sitzmann, 89, of Kingsley, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, surrounded by family at her home. Eldora was born Nov. 3, 1923, in Mapleton, the daughter of Theodore and Gertrude (Schuh) Flammang. At the young age of 2, she moved to Kingsley with her family...
Richard 'Rick' Cronin (12/27/12)
Richard "Rick" Cronin, 55, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. Richard Andrew Cronin was born March 3, 1957, in Le Mars, the son of Robert and Paula (Kunkel) Cronin. Rick attended school in Oyens and later graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1975. Following high school, he attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln studying German. He later returned to school taking classes in information technology...
Rhonda L. 'Ronnie' Leach (12/27/12)
Rhonda L. "Ronnie" Leach, 48, of Marcus, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. ...
Willard Wolfswinkel (12/27/12)
Willard Wolfswinkel, 83, of Le Mars, died suddenly, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Willard John Wolfswinkel was born April 28, 1929 in Hospers, the son of Peter and Lillian (Oordt) Wolfswinkel. Willard attended school in Orange City and graduated from Orange City High School in 1946. ...
Willard Wolfswinkel (12/26/12)
Willard Wolfswinkel, 83, of Le Mars, died suddenly, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital 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...
Edith M. Bilsland (12/26/12)
Edith M. Bilsland, 90, of Marcus, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Edith M. Bilsland was born May 21, 1922, in Sheldon, the daughter of Joseph William and Emma (Mory) Heiliger. She graduated from Sheldon High School in 1939. On Feb. 8, 1940, Edith and Albert Edward Bilsland were united in marriage at Primghar. They made their first home on the family farm near Sheldon...
Richard 'Rick' Cronin (12/24/12)
Richard "Rick" Cronin, 55, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Oyens, with the Rev. ...
Les Koopman (12/24/12)
Les Koopman, 86, of Le Mars, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his home at Prime Assisted Living in Le Mars surrounded by family. Leslie Fredrick Koopman was born Dec. 4, 1926 on the family farm east of Le Mars, the son of Alois and Kathryn (Freking) Koopman. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in Le Mars in 1944...
Betty J. Becker (12/21/12)
Betty J. Becker, 87, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at her home. Betty Jane Sanow was born Jan. 14, 1925, the daughter of Carl and Ida Helen (Hansen) Sanow, in Le Mars. She graduated from high school in Le Mars in 1944. She lived all her life in Le Mars...
Richard 'Rick' Cronin (12/21/12)
Richard "Rick" Cronin, 55, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Les Koopman (12/21/12)
Les Koopman, 86, of Le Mars, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at his home in Le Mars. Arrangements are pending with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.
Anna Letsche (12/20/12)
Anna Katrina Letsche, 27, of Le Mars, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Anna Katrina Letsche first graced us all with her presence on March 15, 1985. Born to Vernon and Rita Letsche, of rural Marcus, she came home to older sisters Kristina and Sarah who greeted her with smiles and hugs. Anna was followed by Paul, Lara, and Karl, making the family complete...
Angela B. Snoozy (12/20/12)
Angela B. Snoozy, 27, of Elk Point, S.D., died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Angela was the daughter of Douglas and Sandy (Krause) Muecke and was born Feb. 27, 1985 in Seoul, South Korea. She graduated from Hinton High School and St. Luke's College's Respiratory Therapy program...
Robert Coover (12/18/12)
Robert Coover, 60, of Le Mars died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Robert Wesley Coover Jr. was born May 22, 1952 in Sioux City, Iowa to Robert W. and Frances L. (Johnson) Coover. Bob was raised in Sioux City and graduated from Sioux City Central High School in 1972. Following high school Bob worked at a local bakery and later went to work for Old Home Bakery in South Sioux City for 12 years...
Farrell 'Bud' Marsh (12/18/12)
Farrell "Bud" Marsh, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Paul Eisele will celebrate. Burial with military rites conducted by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 in Le Mars will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Rose Mary Ortmann (12/18/12)
Rose Mary Ortmann, 85, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Rose Mary Braun was born April 3, 1927, in Le Mars, the daughter of Arthur A. and Bertha (Nieland) Braun. She was raised in Alton, and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1944. Following her schooling, she worked as a bank teller at the Alton Savings Bank...
MIchele L. Stofferan (12/18/12)
Michele L. Stofferan, 41, of Sioux City, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Klaus Raab officiating. Inurnment will follow in Hillside Cemetery at Merrill. Visitations will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home on Friday...
Robert Coover (12/17/12)
Robert Coover, 60, of Le Mars, died suddenly Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Tim Geitz officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. ...
Kenneth Cronin (12/17/12)
Kenneth Cronin, 80, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Kenneth George Cronin was born Nov. 6, 1932, in Le Mars, the son of Dan and Clara (Frerichs) Cronin. Ken attended school in Oyens and later graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1950...
Farrell 'Bud' Marsh (12/17/12)
Farrell "Bud" Marsh, 93, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Farrell Vayne Marsh was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Battle Creek, the son of Henry Stephen and Carla Pearl (Lampman) Marsh. He lived in Battle Creek a short time before moving with his family to Mapleton. He attended school and graduated from high school in Mapleton. Following his graduation, he went to work for Swift and Company in Sioux City...
Rose Mary Ortmann (12/17/12)
Rose Mary Ortmann, 85, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-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...
Kenneth Cronin (12/14/12)
Kenneth Cronin, 80, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Paul Eisele officiating. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241. ...
Vernon R. Gross (12/14/12)
Vernon R. Gross, 93, of Kingsley, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at the Char-Mac Assisted Living in Lawton. Vernon Russell Gross was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Tracy, Minn., the son of Herman and Ella (Ray) Gross. Vernon's father died when Vernon was 2 years old. The family then moved back to Iowa and lived with his maternal grandmother...
Mary L. Harrison (12/14/12)
Mary L. Harrison, 78, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Sunset Manor in Irene, S.D. Mary L. Thoms was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Le Mars, the daughter of Elmer and Florence (Brown) Thoms. Mary was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church. She was united in marriage to Robert A. Harrison July 6, 1951, in Worthington, Minn...
Pearl E. Linden (12/12/12)
Pearl E. Linden, 95, of Moville, formerly of Kingsley, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Pearl Ella Linden was born April 14, 1917 in Rutland Township, Woodbury County, Iowa, the daughter of Clarence G. and Elizabeth A. (Lancaster) Taylor. She attended country school near her farm home and later graduated from Pierson High School in 1934...
Mildred J. Dorr (12/11/12)
Mildred J. Dorr, 94, of Wilmette, Ill., died peacefully at her home on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Mildred Jeanette Bogh was born during a snowstorm on Feb. 22, 1918, on the family farm in Fredonia Township, Plymouth County, Iowa to her parents, Christian and Sigrid (Billings) Bogh. ...
Pearl E. Linden (12/11/12)
Pearl E. Linden, 95, of Moville, formerly of Kingsley, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Westwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The Rev. Len Garrison will officiate. ...
Eugene P. Shultz (12/11/12)
Eugene Paul Shultz, 59, of Westfield, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, after suffering a massive heart attack. Gene managed his business, Set in Steele Engraving and also served as Veteran's Affairs Administrator at the Plymouth County Court House. He proudly served in the United States Army, receiving his honorable discharge in 1976...
Edna Hueser (12/10/12)
Hueser, Edna A. (Willer) Hueser, 87, of Fountain City, Tenn., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Tennova North Knoxville Medical Center. Edna was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Akron, Iowa the daughter of Henry P. and Ruth E. Willer. She attended Akron High School, graduating in 1943. She married Vernon L. Hueser on Aug. 3, 1947, and moved to Knoxville, Tenn., where Vernon played on the University of Tennessee football team...
Gary M. Larson (12/10/12)
Gary M. Larson, 65, of Remsen, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, after a year-long battle with AML. He passed into eternity at his home with loving family around him. Gary was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Le Mars, the son of Martin and Lucille (Frahm) Larson. He attended country school and finished his education at Le Mars Community School. He attended Westmar College in Le Mars and graduated with honors with a double major...
Gary M. Larson (12/07/12)
Gary M. Larson, 65, of rural Remsen, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Le Mars Bible Church with Pastor Fred Gums officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery, rural Le Mars. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Monday at the Le Mars Bible Church with a 7 p.m. prayer service Monday evening. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 1 p.m. until service time...
Laura Klave (12/04/12)
Laura Klave, 55, of Le Mars, went to be with her Lord Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Le Mars. Laura Eleanor Mullally was born Oct. 26, 1957, in Le Mars, the daughter of Michael Mullally Sr. and Marie (Hames) Mullally. Laura graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1976. In January 1977, Laura was united in marriage to Keith Mesner in Atlantic...
Laura Klave (12/03/12)
Laura Klave, 55, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be Wednesday after 3 p.m. at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 4 p.m. parish rosary. Visitation will continue Thursday morning at the church from 9:30 until service time...