Daisy Jolean Pippett

Daisy Jolean Pippett, 16, of Le Mars and Rockwell City, Iowa passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska following an auto accident in Plymouth County, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Le Mars Bible Church. Pastor Derek Plegge will officiate. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, rural Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the church with the family present from 4-8 p.m. A prayer service has been scheduled for Tuesday evening to begin at 8:00 p.m.  There will also be one hour of visitation at the church on Wednesday prior to the funeral. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Daisy’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Donald William Strub

Donald William Strub, 86, of Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Merrill, Iowa, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Unity Point Health – Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Arrangements are pending with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.  

Lee Grage

Lee Grage, 65 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at his family farm. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018, at the MMCRU Elementary School gymnasium at Remsen, IA with Pastor Garret Kasper officiating. Burial will be in the Remsen Community Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 4-7p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018, with a prayer service at 5 p.m., all at the MMCRU Elementary School Gymnasium. Visitation will resume Friday at the school from 9:30a.m. until service time. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences can be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Janice L. Klein

Janice L. Klein, 79, of Le Mars passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018 at All Saints Catholic Parish, St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Father Bruce Lawler and Deacon Rick Roder will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at St. Joseph Church. There will be a Rosary at 5:00 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 Monday. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Jan’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Robert F. Becker

Robert F. Becker, 86, of rural Seney, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Unity Point Health in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Seney United Methodist Church. Rev. Suzi Larson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Seney Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. 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 service. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Arlene Schulz

Arlene Schulz, 93 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens in rural Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. all at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Edward Schleis

Edward Schleis, 80 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa in the presence of his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at All Saints Parish – St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Donna M. Dorr

Donna M. Dorr, 83, of Marcus, passed unexpectedly on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus.  Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in Marcus.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home.  The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m.  There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home prior to the service on Saturday.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Mary Ellen Ruden

Mary Ellen Ruden, 77 years old, of Remsen, IA passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Orange City Area Health System Hospital in Orange City, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Father William McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday. There will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service all at 5 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Levern P. Montange

Levern P. Montange, 98, of Kingsley, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018 at Unity Point Health in Sioux City, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kingsley, with Msgr. Stoll officiating.   Burial will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the family present during this time, and a Wake Scripture service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, IA.  Condolences may be sent online to rohdefh.com.

Marlin ‘Bud’ Albright

Marlin ‘Bud’ Albright, 85, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Burial will be at St. Peter Cemetery in Brunsville. Visitation with the family present will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, 2018 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home of Le Mars. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Phyllis Ann Hawkins

Phyllis Ann Hawkins, 88, of rural Ireton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Hawarden Regional Healthcare in Hawarden, Iowa. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Adaville United Methodist Church, rural Merrill, Iowa. Reverend Merrill Muller will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com. Memorials can be made in her name to Life Skills Training Center in Le Mars.

Dylan Wiebersch

Dylan Wiebersch, 19, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Estherville, Iowa on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. The family will be present from 6-8 p.m. to greet friends. Visitation will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Martha Mae Anderson

Martha Mae Anderson, 97 of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday July 14, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Amy Becker

Amy Becker, 105 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 8, 2018 with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Glen O. Bubke,

Glen O. Bubke, 99, of Kingsley, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley with Rev. Steven Stoll officiating. Visitation will be Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the family present and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Vernold Olson

Vernold Olson, 83 of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 surrounded by his family at his home in Akron. Memorial Service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Rexwinkel- Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Visitation with the family present will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Stanley “Stan” N. Nilles

Stanley “Stan” N. Nilles, 81, of Kingsley, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2018 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kingsley, IA, with Msgr. Mark Duchaine officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Kingsley, IA, with a military graveside service conducted by the American Legion Post 140 of Kingsley, IA. Visitation will be Wednesday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary being said at 5:00 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus. The family will be present during the visitation & there will be a Wake Scripture service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, IA. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Marlin L. Adams

Marlin L. Adams, 85, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars will officiate. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the funeral service on Saturday. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Marlin’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com  

Sheila Ford

Sheila Ford, 70 of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at her home in Akron. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Riverside Cemetery in Akron, Iowa with Pastor Susan Juilfs officiating. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Larry Sands

Larry Sands, 73 of Merrill, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his home in Merrill. Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars with Pastor Jan Christensen officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday and will continue until the service time. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Marvin E. Moos

Marvin E. Moos, 82 years old, of Granville, IA passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with Father Dan Greving officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Granville, IA. Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Friday. There will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service all at 5 p.m. at the church in Granville. Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Gerald (Jerry) A. Zimmerman

Gerald (Jerry) A. Zimmerman, 90, of Le Mars, Iowa, went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 8, 2018, in Sioux City. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Stanton Township Cemetery, east of 260th Street and Lake Avenue, rural Merrill, Iowa. Military honors will be provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Patricia A. Duncan,

Patricia A. Duncan, 69, of Sergeant Bluff, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation time for caring and sharing will be 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Private burial will take place at the Kingsley Cemetery, Kingsley, Iowa. .

Harold Kleihauer

Harold Kleihauer, 92, of Alcester, South Dakota, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Pastor Susan Juilfs will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the V.F.W. Post 6149 of Alcester, South Dakota will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018 at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. The family will be present after 5:30 p.m. There will be Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the funeral home. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Bonnie Jean Woodke

Bonnie Jean Woodke, 94, of Le Mars, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at her home. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Bonnie’s family with funeral services. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Shirley Marie Schorg,

Shirley Marie Schorg, 75 years old, of Remsen, IA passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in LeMars, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service all at 5 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume 1 hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

 Lillian Ludwigs

 Lillian Ludwigs, 93, of Le Mars passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Shawn Brooks will officiate. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. 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 service on Tuesday.  The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Lillian’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Richard Edwards

Mr. Richard Edwards, age 55, of LeMars, formerly of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Unity Point Health St Luke’s in Sioux City. There will be a funeral service on Saturday, June 9, at 2:00pm, at the Alton Presbyterian Church in Alton. The Rev. Harlan De Jong will officiate. Interment will follow the service at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton. Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.

Mary K. Lane

Mary K. Lane, 89, of Le Mars, formerly of Struble, Iowa, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Struble, Iowa. Father Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and 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. 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

Arlan Heeren

Arlan Heeren, 80, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, (Arlan and Rose’s 57th wedding anniversary), surrounded by all of his loving family. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church E.L.C.A in Le Mars. Burial will be at Christ Lutheran Cemetery - Grant Township, rural Le Mars, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Dale Andrew Loutsch

Dale Andrew Loutsch, 88, of Remsen, IA, died June 1, 2018, after a one week stay at Happy Siesta in Remsen. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with Fr. William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Graveside military honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen. Visitation with family present will be Sunday from 4-7 p.m. There will be a Knights of Columbus rosary and a vigil prayer service at 5p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Expressions of sympathy can be sent online to www.fischfh.com

Grace Martinsen

Grace Martinsen, 17 of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Hawarden Regional Healthcare. Funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron with Pastor Eric Alm officiating. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Akron- Westfield High School with a Celebration of Life Service at 7:30 p.m., Friday at the school. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home of Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Maxine Hazel Pitts

Former Le Mars community leader Maxine Hazel Pitts, 85, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after an extended illness. A graveside service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. A reception will follow at 10:45 a.m. at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Maxine’s family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Verne A. Heeren,

Verne A. Heeren, 85, of Akron, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Ava’s House by Sanford in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. Reverend Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron will be in Union Creek Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Union Creek Lutheran Church. There will be Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.    

Forrest ‘Forey’ James

Forrest ‘Forey’ James, 71, of Akron, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron. Reverend Carolyn Hollar will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Norma Jean (Leinen) Sparks

Norma Jean (Leinen) Sparks, 79, of Le Mars, IA, was called home to God on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars with Father Bruce Lawler officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars with a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00p.m. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Donna M. Kilgore

Donna M. Kilgore, 80, of Sioux City, Iowa passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at her home at Whispering Creek Retirement Community in Sioux City. Graveside services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Graceland Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Donna’s family with funeral services. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Bernice Sitzman

Bernice Sitzman, 93, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Marjorie Swisher

Marjorie Swisher, 85, of Westfield, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at her home in Westfield surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Merrill, Iowa. Reverend Bert Burwell, A.i.M. will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Merrill. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume from 1:30 p.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

James “Jim” L. Grunden

James “Jim” L. Grunden, 81, of Remsen, Iowa passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA. Memorial mass will be Friday, June 8, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA with Fr. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation with family present will be 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, with a parish rosary and vigil prayer service all at 5:00 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences can be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Oscar Dominic Block

Oscar Dominic Block, 97, of Remsen, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Bavarian Meadows in Remsen, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 25, 10:30 am, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Fr. William McCarthy officiating, Fr. Craig Collison concelebrating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Graveside military honors will be conducted by V.F.W. Post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen. Visitation with family present will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. There will be a Knights of Columbus rosary and a vigil prayer service at 5p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Expressions of sympathy can be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Rita L. Herbold

Rita L. Herbold, 90, of Correctionville, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Cherokee Specialty Care in Cherokee, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa, with Pastor Tami Groth of Salem Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Alan D. Olson

Alan D. Olson, 73, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Le Mars. Pastor Jon Meredith will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Bernice ‘Bernie’ Boetger

Bernice ‘Bernie’ Boetger, 88 of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Akron Care Center. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Akron, Iowa. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the Rexwinkel- Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Joseph Henry Kellen

Joseph Henry Kellen, 80, of Alton, Iowa passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018, at a Sioux City hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, May 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, IA with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alton. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Floyd Post 200 American Legion of Alton. Visitation with family present will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, with a K of C rosary, K of C 4th degree chalice presentation and vigil prayer service all at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences can be sent online to www.fischfh.com.  In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Briar Cliff University or Alton St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

John Toben Jr.

John Toben Jr., 87, of Akron, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 18, 2018 at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Shelli Renae Meehan

Shelli Renae Meehan, 46, of Sioux City, formerly of Marcus, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center following a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m. Father Bill McCarthy will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in Marcus. The Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus is assisting Shelli’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Maxine H. Pitts

Maxine H. Pitts, 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Meadowview Memory Care Village in Cedar Rapids. Arrangements are pending with the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

Barbara J. Brock

Barbara J. Brock, 77, Elkhorn, Nebraska, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Life Care Center of Elkhorn. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
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