Sena M. Pageler, 101, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Sena M. Oltmanns was born April 18, 1903, in Jever Oldenburg, Germany the daughter of Bernhardt and Katherina (Sidden) Oltmanns. As a small child, Sena immigrated with her family to the United States and settled on a farm east of Craig. Sena was united in marriage to Frederick Johann Pageler on July 8, 1925. Fred died July 27, 1940 as a result of a farming accident. Following Fred's death, Sena moved to a farm northeast of Craig and lived with her brother George until his death in October 1981. In 1983, she moved to Le Mars.
She was a longtime member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Gene and Gary Pageler of Le Mars; two great-grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Pageler of Hinton; two sisters-in-law, Regina Oltmanns of Le Mars and Lil Tammen of Luverne, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Sena was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frederick J. Pageler; a son, Alvin Pageler in 2002; and four brothers, Gert, Adolph, George, and Henry Oltmanns.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church in Craig, with the Rev. Pete Petersen officiating. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. (today) Monday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the family present after 6 p.m. to greet friends followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will continue at the church Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to service time.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Koerselman, Loren Pageler, Kevin Oltmanns, Rick Jensen, Edwin Oltmanns, and Scott Renken.