Jerold Dykstra

Jerold Dykstra, age 86, of Sheldon, Iowa, formerly of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Christian Retirement Home in Sheldon.  Memorial Services will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Christian Reformed Church in Sheldon. Rev. Luke Wynja officiating.  Graveside Services will be Tuesday, September 27, at 10:00 A.M. at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.  Visitation will be Monday, September 26, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.  Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com  The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Jerold Dykstra.

Michael B. Kelley

Michael B. Kelley, 65 years old, of Katy, TX, formerly of Remsen, IA, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 after a battle with cancer at Houston Methodist West Hospital in Houston, TX. Memorial service is pending. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Craig Nigg

Craig Nigg, 88, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at his home in Le Mars.  Arrangements are pending with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.  

Robert Burkard

Robert Burkard, 81, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Oyens, Iowa. Reverend William McCarthy will celebrate Mass. Military Honors will be provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars. Burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., followed by a Catholic Order of Foresters Rosary, all at Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Gayle Borchers

Gayle Borchers, 68, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Unity Point Health - St. Luke's in Sioux City.  Memorial Service will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Reverend Jan Christensen from the Presbyterian United Church of Christ will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 6:00 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com  

FORREST D. LAMBSON,

Forrest  D.  Lambson,  71, of Sioux City, Iowa passed away Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, Iowa.  A visitation will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with family present at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  A private family burial will be held at a later date.  Rohde Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.  

Wendell Borchers

Wendell Borchers, 86, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly Sunday, September 18, 2016 at his home in Le Mars. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow and Rev. Lil Johnston will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery – Preston Township, rural Akron, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2016, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.  

Marvin John Kunkel,

Marvin John Kunkel, 83 of Remsen, IA passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016 at his son’s home in Marcus, IA surrounded by family. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen. Graveside military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen. Visitation with family present will be 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, there will be a parish rosary at 5p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus rosary all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  www.fischfh.com  

Margaret Ann Kroepel

Margaret Ann Kroepel, 68, of Le Mars, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, September 16, 2016.  Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Rev. Janis Christensen will officiate.  Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home.  The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home prior to the funeral service on Tuesday.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Sylvia Konopasek

Sylvia Konopasek, 80 of Remsen, IA passed away suddenly Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church ELCA in Remsen, IA, with Pastor Neil Peck CLS officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in LeMars. Visitation with family present will be Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Ruth Berry

Ruth Berry, 85, of Akron, Iowa, formerly of New York, passed away Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Countryside Nursing Home in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 19, 2016 at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Burial will be at a later date at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Warners, New York. Visitation with the family present will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. www.rexwinklefh.com

Elizabeth M. “Liz” Foreman

 Elizabeth M. “Liz” Foreman, 74, of Le Mars passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish - St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Father Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Saturday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Delores Koehler

Delores Koehler, 75, of Hartley, Iowa formerly of Hawarden, Iowa passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at the Hartley Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2016 at Rexwinkel- Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Pastor Susan Juilfs of Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Margaret Ernst

Funeral services for Margaret Ernst, 100 years old, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2016, at her home in Kansas City, Missouri, surrounded by family and her beloved dog, LuLu.  Services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish - St. Joseph Church in Le Mars, Iowa.  Catholic Daughters rosary will be at 10:30 a.m.  Burial will follow at the Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.

Paul Kurth

Paul Kurth, 88, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 pm., Friday, September 16, 2016 at All Saints Parish - St. Josephs Catholic Church in Le Mars, Iowa with Reverend Kevin Richter officiating.  Burial will follow inCalvary Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars.  A visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, 2016 at All Saints Parish - St. Josephs Catholic Church. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at5:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the church. The visitation will continue at 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with Rexwinkel-Feuerstein...

Bonnie Dull

Bonnie Dull, 95, of Le Mars passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa.  Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Janis Christensen will officiate. Burial will follow at the Plymouth Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Thursday.  The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Bonnie’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Arlene Ann (Konz) Galles

Arlene Ann (Konz) Galles, 92 of Remsen, IA passed away on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation with family present will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, there will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Richard Philips

Richard Philips, 89, of Akron, Iowa passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa. Memorial Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Adaville United Methodist Church, rural Merrill, Iowa. Reverend Merrill Muller will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Merrill with military honors conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2016 with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Expression of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com

Frank Hoppe

Frank Hoppe, 92, of Kingsley, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2016 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Pierson, Iowa. Burial will be at Good Hope Cemetery, rural Correctionville, Iowa. Visitation will be Tuesday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with family present and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Rohde Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

Mary Ann Schmidt

Mary Ann Schmidt, 87, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. Reverend Dr. Jean Zietlow and Reverend Chris Meier will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

William “Bill” Grady Jr

William “Bill” Grady Jr, 90, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 8, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Reverend Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2016, with a Parish Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Rev. Msgr. Roger J. Augustine

Rev. Msgr. Roger J. Augustine, 83 years old, of Marcus, IA, died Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, IA. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday September 7, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Bishop R. Walker Nicklass officiating. Concelebrants will be Msgr. Kevin McCoy, Father Brad Pelzel V.G, Father Timothy Schott, Father Richard Remmes, Father Larry McCarthy, Father Clair Boes, Father Tim Friedrichsen, Father Dan Guenther and Father William McCarthy, assisted by the priests of the Diocese of Sioux City. Deacon Rick Roder will also assist. Interment will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be any time after 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016, there will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at St. May’s Catholic Church in Remsen. Visitation will resume Wednesday morning from...

Edna Carlson

Edna F. Carlson, 96, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2016, at Kingsley United Methodist Church, Kingsley, Iowa. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Rohde Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.  www.rohdefh.com

Leroy Schwarz

Mr. Leroy Schwarz, age 67, of Alton, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at his home. There will be a funeral service on Wednesday, August 31, at 10:30am, at the Alton Reformed Church.  The Revs. Scott Bonestroo and Stuart Vander Vegte will officiate.  Private interment will be at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton.  Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the CHURCH. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.      

Gary Loers

Gary Loers, 69, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at his home in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Reverend Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass with Reverend Paul Eisele concelebrating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2016, with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Dorothy M. Tammes

Dorothy M. Tammes, 88, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Park Place Estates in Le Mars.  Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars.  Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.  The family will be present to greet friends from 4-7 p.m.  There will also be one hour of visitation at the church on Saturday prior to the funeral service.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

Macy Marie Weiler

Macy Marie Weiler, seven month old daughter of Eric and Laura (Beitelspacher) Weiler, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska following complications with her heart. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Father Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at St. Joseph Church in Le Mars with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Wednesday. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Macy’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com    

Jack Harriman

Jack Harriman, 75 years old of Alton, Iowa, died Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Memorial mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton.  Graveside military honors will be conducted by Floyd Post 200 of Alton.  Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2016.  There will be a parish rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the church in Alton.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home and Monument of Remsen.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Lavonne Klemme

Lavonne Klemme, 92, of Hawarden, Iowa, formerly of Akron, Iowa passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. A Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2016 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point, South Dakota with Pastor Steve Martens officiating. A visitation with the family present will be from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service at the church. Burial will be at Brule Creek Lutheran Cemetery in rural Elk Point, South Dakota. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com        

Larry Lorensen

Larry Lorensen, 72, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa following a lengthy illness.  Memorial services will be 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Reverend Lil Johnston from St. John’s Lutheran Church – Preston Township, rural Akron, Iowa will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. until service time on Sunday at the funeral home.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Emil Beeck

Emil Beeck, 91, of Akron, Iowa passed away Tuesday, August 09, 2016 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 15, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Akron. Reverend Mauro Sanchez will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Akron will military honors conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a Parish Rosary at 4:30 p.m., and Scriptural Prayer Service at 5:00 p.m., all at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Akron. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.

Raymond Rohlfs

Raymond Rohlfs, 94 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Unity Point Health System - St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City Iowa. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church E.L.C.A. with Pastor Jean Ziettlow officiating. A visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2016 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the Rexwinkel - Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.  

Faye Van Leeuwen

Faye Van Leeuwen, 87, of Le Mars passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Le Mars. Dr. Nevada DeLapp will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Faye’s grandchildren will be her pallbearers. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Faye's family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Mildred Frances (Yockey) Wycoff

Mildred Frances (Yockey) Wycoff, 82, 0f Moville, died Friday, August 5, 2016, at Whispering Creek Assisted Living, Sioux City, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville, Iowa, with Rev. Brad Pelzel and Rev. Richard S. Ries officiating.  Burial will be at Arlington Township Cemetery, Moville, Iowa.  Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00p.m., Monday, with family present 4:00 – 7:00p.m., a Rosary will be held at 6:30p.m. and a Scripture Wake Service at 7:00p.m., all at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa, is handling all funeral arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.  

Twyla D. Nore

Twyla D. Nore, 93, of Merrill, passed away at home on Friday, August 5, 2016 surrounded by her family. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill, Iowa. Rev. Bert Burwell will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday August 8, 2016 at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Tuesday. Twyla’s grandsons will be her pallbearers. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Matthew J. Jacobson

Matthew J. Jacobson, 38 of Le Mars, Iowa passed away at his home following a hard fought battle with alcohol addiction on Monday, August 1, 2016. A Celebration of Life will be at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Rexwinkel - Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 p.m. until the start of the service at the funeral home. Abiding by Matt’s wishes he will be cremated with burial at a later date. Expressions of sympathy can be expressed to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.

Mr. Francis Wendt

Mr. Francis Wendt, age 79 of the Marcus and Remsen IA, areas, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Dan Guenther will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery in Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5th at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. There will be a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 4:00 p.m., and a prayer service will follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Dorothy Margaret Ehrp

Dorothy Margaret Ehrp, 99 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church E.L.C.A. in Le Mars with Pastor Jean Ziettlow officiating. A visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 all at the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be expressed to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Florence Thole

Florence Thole, 88 years old, of Fremont, NE and formerly of Alton, IA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Fremont Health surrounded by her family. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug 1, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with family present will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2016. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. & a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Steven C. Ahrendt,

Steven C. Ahrendt, 62 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 1, 2016 at the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Christ Lutheran Cemetery in Grant Township, rural Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Rick Joseph Schorg

Rick Joseph Schorg, 53, of Lawton passed away Monday, July 25, 2016. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 am Friday, July 29, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Moville with Rev. Brad Pelzel officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation with family present from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016, there will be a Knights of Columbus rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the church in Moville. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Helen Coppock Kale

Helen Coppock Kale, 98, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away July 25, 2016, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars after a brief stay. Memorial Services will be 10:30 AM on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Le Mars, Iowa with Pastor Jon Meredith officiaitng. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Audrey E. Pitts

Audrey E. Pitts, 81, long time Le Mars business woman, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Le Mars, Iowa. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 25, 2016 at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars with Reverend O. Lundula officiating. A visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars, Iowa. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Resthaven - Memory Gardens in rural Le Mars, Iowa. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family at www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Mabel “Hank” Stefanie Henry Durr

Mabel “Hank” Stefanie Henry Durr , 69 of LeMars died at home with her husband by her side following a battle with cancer. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at Mauer- Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 P.M. with the family present from 6-8 P.M. and a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Online condolences may be given at www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

Clara (Shea) Kayser

Clara M. Kayser, 85, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at All Saints Parish – St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, Iowa with Fr. Paul Eisele celebrating. A visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., with a Parish Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at All Saints Parish – St. James Catholic Church on Friday, July 22, 2016. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen, Iowa. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel- Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com        

Betty J. Dickman

Betty J. Dickman, 80, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., with family present 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rohdefh.com.

Earl Loutsch

Earl Loutsch, 90 of Remsen, IA passed away on July 14, 2016 at Orange City Area Health System Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday, July 18, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation with family present will be 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2016, there will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Helen Plueger

Helen Plueger, 97, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 at Christ Lutheran Church – Grant Township, rural Le Mars, Iowa. Reverend Shawn Brooks and Reverend Lil Johnston will officiate. Burial will follow in Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2016, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Christ Lutheran Church, 27071 C-16, Le Mars, Iowa. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Helen Renken

Helen Renken, 68, of Polk City, Iowa formerly of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Monday, July 11, 2016 at her home in Polk City. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars. Reverend Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass with Deacon Paul Gengler assisting. Interment will be in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016, with a Parish Rosary at 5:30 p.m., and Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. James Church. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Marlen (Sam) Eugene Harris

Marlen (Sam) Eugene Harris, 60, of Backus, MN, passed away peacefully at the Centracare Hospital in St. Cloud, MN on July 4th, 2016 after a courageous two year battle with cancer.  He graduated from Remsen-Union High School in 1975. He married Donita Schroeder from Marcus, Iowa, and resided in the Remsen/Marcus area for several years. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River. Visitation will Sunday, from 5 to 7 PM at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, and hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Norwood Cemetery, rural Pine River. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers and plants due to the result of Donita's health condition. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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