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Jane Beller

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Jane (Kolbeck) Beller, 64, of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in the comfort of her home surrounded by family, after a 16-year battle with cancer.

The former Jane Kolbeck was born Dec. 28, 1947 in Sioux Falls, S.D., the daughter of Marvin and Rita (Harpenau) Kolbeck. She moved with her parents as a young girl from Salem, S.D., to Le Mars. Jane received her education from Gehlen Catholic Schools, graduating in 1966. She completed her nursing degree at Iowa Lakes Junior College in Estherville.

On June 27, 1970 she married Chuck Beller at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars. They made their home in Sioux City where Jane was employed as an L.P.N. at St. Joseph's Hospital. Later she worked in a doctor's office as a nurse caring for patients.

Jane loved traveling with her husband, spending time with the family, camping, boating, fishing, quilting, and growing flowers. She treasured her days with her four grandbabies.

In 2004 Chuck and Jane returned to Le Mars. She joined St. Joseph's Catholic Church and became an active member of the Christian Mothers Society.

Prior to that she belonged of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Sioux City and participated in their guild for 37 years.

Survivors include her husband, Chuck Beller, of Le Mars; two sons: Mike Beller, his wife Sara and their son, Liam, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bill Beller, his wife, Yulia, and their son, Oxford, of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Jill Holtgrew, her husband, Pete, and their children, Maggie and Grayson, all of Merrill; two sisters, Linda Denner and her husband, Bruce, of Nashua, N.H., and Janet Dirksen and her husband, George, of Le Mars; a brother, Wayne Kolbeck, of Le Mars, and his special friend, Nancy Froning; two brothers-in-law: Tom Beller, of Sioux City, and Joe Beller and his wife, Claudia, of Hot Springs, Ark.; and two sisters-in-law: Margaret Bollmeyer, of Hinton, and Judy and Bill Dennett, of Alpine, Calif.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Rita Kolbeck; sisters-in-law, Linda Kolbeck and Marilyn Beller; and a brother-in-law, Eldo Bollmeyer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. Kevin Richter celebrating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitations will be anytime after 3 p.m. Friday, at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, where there will be a Christian Mothers rosary at 4 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Brian Kolbeck, Kevin Kolbeck, Andy Dirksen, Scott Dirksen, Tommy Beller and Al Bollmeyer.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.