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Obituaries from January 2013

Merlyn Cronin (01/31/13)
Merlyn Cronin, age 89 of Marcus, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, following a brief illness. Merlyn Mary (McIntire) Cronin, the daughter of Clair and Mildred (Goodburn) McIntire, was born in Cherokee County, Iowa on Aug.8, 1923. ...
Virtus M. Hagens (01/31/13)
Virtus M. Hargens, 90, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. The Rev. John Battern will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars, with military honors provided by Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion. ...
Raymond F. Lubben (01/31/13)
Raymond F. Lubben, 84, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, surrounded by his family. Raymond Fred Albert Lubben was born May 2, 1928 on the family farm in Grant Township, rural Le Mars, to Gerhard William and Christena Marie (Haage) Lubben. Ray was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran. He attended Grant #1 Country School and later attended school in Le Mars...
Virtus M. Hargens (01/30/13)
Virtus M. Hargens, 90, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Virtus' family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Raymond F. Lubben (01/30/13)
Raymond F. Lubben, 84, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars surrounded by his family. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expression of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Rachel J. Westhoff (01/28/13)
Rachel J. Westhoff, 70, of Le Mars died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Rachel Jean Hawkins was born July 6, 1942, in Le Mars, the daughter of Richard and Jean (VandenBerge) Hawkins. She attended country school near her home in Elgin Township and later graduated from Le Mars Central High School in 1960...
Garland Hohbach (01/28/13)
Garland Hohbach, 82, of Marcus, died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. The Rev. Don Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus, with military honors provided by F.I. ...
Wayne J. Hamilton (01/28/13)
Wayne J. Hamilton, 89, of Merrill, died peacefully Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at the United Methodist Church, in Merrill. Visitation with the family present was after 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Carlsen Funeral Home, in Le Mars, with a 5:00 p.m. Prayer Service Sunday at the funeral home. Visitation continued Monday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time...
Alvin J. Full (01/28/13)
Alvin J. Full, 85 of Alton, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Orange City Area Health Systems Hospital in Orange City. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Tuesday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton...
Cletus J. Dreckman (01/28/13)
Cletus J. Dreckman, 89, of Le Mars, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Cletus Joseph Dreckman was born Feb. 25, 1923, on a farm north of Le Mars, the son of Joseph and Magdeline (Holzman) Dreckman. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic School in Le Mars. Following his schooling, he helped his father on the farm...
Wayne J. Hamilton (01/25/13)
Wayne J. Hamilton, 89, of Merrill, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Wayne Joseph Hamilton was born Dec. 27, 1923, on the family farm near Merrill, to William Guy and Daisy Maude (Alderson) Hamilton. Wayne attended country school and later graduated from Merrill High School in 1941...
Rachel J. Westhoff (01/25/13)
Rachel J. Westhoff, 70, of Le Mars died suddenly Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 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 of Le Mars...
Wayne J. Hamilton (01/24/13)
Wayne J. Hamilton, 89, of Merrill, died peacefully today (Thursday), Jan. 24, 2013, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Catherine Evans (01/22/13)
Catherine (Masuen) Evans, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Catherine Amelia Masuen was born Nov. 11, 1921, on the family farm west of Oyens, the daughter of Clem and Josephine (Fettes) Masuen. In February 1922, the family moved to an acreage east of Oyens for a couple of years and then in 1924, when Catherine was 3 years old, they moved to a farm near Alton. ...
Joyce Hagen (01/22/13)
Joyce Louise Steinbach Hagen, 95, of Appleton, Wis., and a former Le Mars resident, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in the presence of her beloved husband, Clarence. Joyce will be remembered by many in the communities where she lived as an avid participant in life; a lover and maker of fine music, fine food, and engaging conversation. Throughout her 95 years, she remained connected to her ancestors, family, friends, country and world...
Bert Kamies (01/22/13)
Bert Kamies, 90, of Le Mars, and formerly of Sheldon, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Bert Kamies was born June 20, 1922, in Sheldon. He was the son of Aiko and Johanna (Solsma) Kamies and the youngest of nine children. He lived his youth in the Ashton and Melvin area and attended country school in rural Ashton...
Velma Clark (01/21/13)
Velma Clark, 100, of Kingsley, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Velma Clark was born Jan. 29, 1912, in Plymouth County, the daughter of Elias and Emma May (Stevens) Crom. She moved with her parents to Pierson in the spring of 1918 and received her education from Pierson Schools, graduating in 1930...
Catherine Evans (01/21/13)
Catherine (Masuen) Evans, 91, of Le Mars, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Kevin Richer will celebrate. Burial will be in St. ...
Dennis J. Lenihan, Jr. (01/21/13)
Dennis J. Lenihan Jr., 61, of Le Mars, died suddenly Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Dennis James Lenihan, Jr. was born Sept. 15, 1951, in Le Mars, the son of Dennis and Martha (Kettler) Lenihan. He was baptized and confirmed at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. He attended grade school at Gehlen Catholic and later graduated from Le Mars Community High School...
Velma Clark (01/18/13)
Velma Clark, 100, of Kingsley, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Velma's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Dennis Lenihan (01/18/13)
Dennis Lenihan, 61, of Le Mars, died today (Friday), Jan. 18, 2013, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
James U. Lorenzen (01/18/13)
James Ulysses Lorenzen, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. ...
Walter J. Schoenherr (01/18/13)
Walter J. Schoenherr, 92, of rural Merrill, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. today (Friday) at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7 p.m. scriptural wake service with Monsignor Mark Duchaine officiating. Private family graveside services will be Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Ellendale...
James U. Lorenzen (01/17/13)
James Ulysses Lorenzen, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. James Ulysses Lorenzen was born on September 22, 1929 in Le Mars, Iowa. He was the son of Carl and Ethel (Shelton) Lorenzen. James graduated from Le Mars Community High School, Westmar College and received his master's degree from the University of South Dakota...
Walter J. Schoenherr (01/17/13)
Walter J. Schoenherr, 92, of rural Merrill, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Walter John Schoenherr was born Dec. 31, 1920, in Mapleton, the son of John and Lena (Schleimer) Schoenherr. He attended country school and later Catholic school in Mapleton...
Denis L. Sudtelgte (01/17/13)
Denis L. Sudtelgte, 83, of Alton, died Tuesday Jan. 15, 2013, at The Abbey in Le Mars. Denis was born March 13, 1929, on the family farm north of Remsen, the son Bernard "Ben" and Margaret (Ehlinger) Sudtelgte. He was raised and educated near Remsen. He attended country school first and second grades in Fredonia Township. He then attended St. Mary's School in Remsen. In 1948 he started farming with his brother Earl...
James Lorenzen (01/16/13)
James Ulysses Lorenzen, 83, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. The Mauer -- Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Jim's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Walter J. Schoenherr (01/16/13)
Walter J. Schoenherr, 92, of rural Merrill, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Lorna Whiting (01/16/13)
Lorna Whiting, 85, of Akron, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at her daughter's home in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Pastor Steve Jewett from New Horizons United Church of Christ in Akron will officiate. ...
Cecelia R. Borchers (01/15/13)
Cecelia R. Borchers, of Brunsville, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Brunsville, with the Rev. Ben Worley officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service...
Mary Sardeson (01/15/13)
Mary Elizabeth (Leary) Sardeson, 83, of Castle Rock, Colo., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, after suffering many years from Alzheimer's. Mary was born to William and Charlotte Leary on Dec. 11, 1929. She attended and graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1948...
Lorna Whiting (01/15/13)
Lorna Whiting, 85, of Akron, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at her daughter's home in Sioux City. 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...
Cecelia R. Borchers (01/14/13)
Cecelia R. Borchers, of Brunsville, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at her home. Cecelia Rose Witt was born Sept. 5, 1937, the daughter of Joseph and Eveline (Mills) Witt. Ceil as she was known to family and friends graduated from St. Frances De Sales High School in St. Louis with the Class of 1955. Ceil worked as a flight attendant with Ozark Airlines from 1959 to 1961...
Dorothy J. Seaton (01/14/13)
Dorothy J. Seaton, 77, of Le Mars, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Dorothy Jane Bruns was born on April 15, 1935, near Dumont, to William and Bernice (Card) Bruns. She attended country school near her home and later graduated from Dumont High School in 1953...
Leonard 'Lenny' Rolfes (01/14/13)
Leonard "Lenny" Rolfes, 72, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home in Le Mars after a lengthy illness. Leonard Arnold Rolfes was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Le Mars, the son of Ben and Caroline (Ruther) Rolfes. He attended Gehlen Catholic School graduating in 1958. Following high school, Leonard served in the United States Navy briefly until being honorably medically discharged...
Barbara Ann Byrnes (01/11/13)
Barbara Ann (Laughton) Byrnes, 74, of Middleburg, Fla., died Jan. 8, 2013, surrounded by her family following an eight-year courageous battle with metastatic colon cancer. Barbara Ann Byrnes was born on Dec. 23, 1938, in Le Mars, the daughter of Richard Laughton and Carolyn Bogenrief Wood. She attended country school in rural Merrill and then went on to high school in Miami, Fla...
Leonard 'Lenny' Rolfes (01/11/13)
Leonard "Lenny" Rolfes, 72, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars with Pastor Ted Greaves officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars. ...
Leonard Rolfes (01/10/13)
Leonard Rolfes, 72, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at his home in 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...
Donald D. Allaway, Sr. (01/09/13)
Donald D. Allaway, Sr., 83, of Akron, formerly of Sioux City, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Donald Dean Allaway, Sr. was born Aug. 25, 1929 in South Sioux City, Neb., the son of Thomas and Edith (Sunt) Allaway. He attended school in South Sioux City and graduated from high school...
Mary Ann Harnack (01/09/13)
Mary Ann Frieda (Merchant) Harnack, 74, of Remsen, was unexpectedly called home to her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Harnack was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Elgin, Neb., the daughter of John and Anna E. M. (Schenzel) Merchant. She married Ronald C. Harnack July 16, 1960 in Remsen. The couple lived on the Harnack Family Farm near Remsen for more than 50 years...
MIldred Hoss (01/09/13)
Mildred B. (Gengler) Hoss, 92, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. ...
Hannah C. Johnson (01/09/13)
Hannah C. Johnson, 101, of Clayton, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home. Hannah Christine Meier was born July 18, 1911, on the family farm in Grant Township, rural Le Mars, the daughter of John and Rieka (Dirks) Meier. Hannah attended country school near her home...
Mary Ann Harnack (01/08/13)
Mary Ann Frieda (Merchant) Harnack, 74, of Remsen, was unexpectedly called home to her Lord on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Harnack was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Elgin, Neb., the daughter of John and Anna E. M. (Schenzel) Merchant. She married Ronald C. Harnack July 16, 1960 in Remsen. The couple lived on the Harnack Family Farm near Remsen for more than 50 years...
MIldred Hoss (01/08/13)
Mildred B. (Gengler) Hoss, 92, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, surrounded by her family. Mildred Bernice Sitzmann was born Dec. 22, 1920, on the family farm in Elkhorn Township, rural Plymouth County, to Louis and Matilda (Ruhland) Sitzmann...
Phyllis J. Habermeyer (01/07/13)
Phyllis Jean (Rock) Habermeyer, 77, of Abbotsford, Wis., died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the House of the Dove in Marshfield, Wis., following a brief illness. The former Phyllis Rock was a 1953 graduate of Le Mars High School. She is survived by six children, 12 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, all of Wisconsin, and a brother and sister, in Onawa...
Margaret Louise Ferrin (01/07/13)
Margaret Louise Ferrin, 85 of Gretna, Neb., and formerly of Marcus, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Gretna Community Living Center in Gretna, Neb. Margaret Ferrin was born Oct. 22, 1927, the daughter of Byron and Alice (Anderson) Furgason. She grew up in the Quimby/Cherokee area and graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in 1947...
Mary Harnack (01/07/13)
Mary Harnack, 74, of Remsen, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at her home following a brief illness. The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Mary's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com...
Jean Ann Hoffman (01/07/13)
Jean Ann Hoffman, 72, of Maplewood Minn., formerly of Le Mars and Spirit Lake, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Jean Ann (Schmidt) Hoffman was born Feb. 7, 1940, in Rock Valley, the daughter of Herbert and Alberta (Timmer) Schmidt. She was raised near Rock Valley...
Mildred B. Hoss (01/07/13)
Mildred B. Hoss, 92, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with the Rev. Kevin Richter officiating. Interment will follow at St. ...
Catherine Laneville (01/07/13)
Catherine Laneville, 91, of New London, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the New London Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Catherine Deloris Christeson, daughter of Andrew and Frances Dundon Christeson, was born Oct. 3, 1921, at Webster City. She received her education in the Webster City school system, graduating from Lincoln High...
Evelyn Ludwigs (01/07/13)
Evelyn Ludwigs, 92, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Evelyn G. Bonnema was born June 21, 1920, on the family farm in Preston Township, rural Le Mars, the daughter of Harry and Dora (Mohlman) Bonnema. ...
Jean Ann Hoffman (01/04/13)
Jean Ann Hoffman, 72, formerly of Le Mars and Spirit Lake, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Funeral arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsaenfuneralhome.com...
Hannah C. Johnson (01/04/13)
Hannah C. Johnson, 101, of Clayton, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Evelyn Ludwigs (01/04/13)
Evelyn Ludwigs, 93, of Le Mars, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 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...
Hannah C. Johnson (01/03/13)
Hannah C. Johnson, 101, of Clayton, Calif., formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her home. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com...
Rhonda 'Ronnie' Leach (01/03/13)
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. Rhonda Leigh Leach was born on March 13, 1964 in Redwood City, Calif., the daughter of Jim and Suzanne (Simmons) Fields. ...
Fern Schorg (01/03/13)
Fern Schorg, 90, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Fern was born June 24, 1922 at rural Germantown, the daughter of Bruard and Elfreda (Peters) Straub. Fern was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church...
Melvin J. Mayer (01/02/13)
Melvin J. Mayer, 86, of Marcus, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. The Rev. Don Meyer and Vicar Phillip Beyersdorf will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus...