John Schleis,

John Schleis, 69 of Remsen, IA, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, IA. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation with family present with be Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 from 4-8 p.m., there will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m and vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may given to the family.

Rev. C. Orville Kool,

The Rev. C. Orville Kool, age 89, formerly of Orange City, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at his residence in Rochester, Minnesota.  There will be a memorial service on Saturday, December 10, at 2:00pm, at the Alton Reformed Church. Interment will be prior to the service at the Nassau Township Cemetery near Alton. There will be a family prayer service on Saturday, at 1:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.  Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.  Arrangements are being with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.  

Marian E. Pratt

Marian E. Pratt, 89, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Kingsley Specialty Care in Kingsley, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley.  Burial will be at the Kingsley Cemetery.  Visitation with the family present will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016 with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com 

Donald Ohlrichs

Donald Ohlrichs, 86, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. Rev. Chris Meier and Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, rural Merrill, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Darwin Johnson,

Darwin Johnson, 84, of Akron, Iowa passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron.  Reverend Eric Alm and Reverend Dennis Johnson will officiate.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron.  Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016, with the family present after 5:00 p.m., and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron.  Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com

Evelyn D. Claesson,

Evelyn D. Claesson, 97 of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly from Akron, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Tabitha Health Care in Lincoln, Nebraska. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 P.M., Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. There will be a private family burial prior to the services at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through http://www.rexwinkelfh.com

David Berkenpas

David Berkenpas, 54 of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2016 at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will start at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, November 27, 2016 with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Betty R. Appley

Betty R. Appley, 93 of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Elk Point, SD. There will be a private family burial at Riverside Cemetery prior to the service at the church. Visitation with the family present will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 8:00 p.m., all on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 all at the Rexwinkel - Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Joan L. McCain

Joan L. McCain, 84, of Kingsley, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Char-Mac Assisted Living in Lawton, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 25, 2016 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa, with Rev. Brad Pelzel officiating. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. A rosary will be said at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, 2016 with a visitation following until 7:00 p.m., and a Scripture Wake service at 7:00 p.m. all at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.

Mary Louise Ida Sauer

Mary Louise Ida Sauer, 82, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Father Timothy Hogan will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. A Rosary will take place 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 Wednesday. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Mary Louise’s family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Dale Luther

Dale Luther, 86, of Merrill passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Merrill First United Methodist Church. Rev Merrill Muller will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Masonic service. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

James Roman Arens

James Roman Arens, 72 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Post 3328 VFW and Post 220 American Legion of Remsen. Visitation with family present will be Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m., there will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m., 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.

Patricia “Patty” Draayer

Patricia “Patty” Draayer, age 57, of Sioux Center, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Sioux Center Community Hospital in Sioux Center.  Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Pastor Dan Kruse officiating.  Burial at a later date. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 15, from 4:00 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 Patricia Draayer.

Norma Thoma

Norma Thoma, 94, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016 at All Saints Parish - St. Joseph's Church of Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2016 with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rexwinkel - Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars, Iowa. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.  Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Claire Allen

Claire Allen, 89, of rural Akron, Iowa passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Akron Care Center in Akron.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 18, 2016 at Adaville United Methodist Church, rural Merrill, Iowa. Reverend Merrill Muller will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Merrill with military honors provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post 724 of Brunsville. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Memorials can be directed to Gideon’s International. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.  

Arlene Grady

Arlene Grady, 87, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph’s Church in Le Mars. Reverend Mauro Sanchez will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 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 Wednesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Melvin John Neyens

Melvin John Neyens, 83, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. of Le Mars, Iowa with Pastor Chris Meier officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial 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 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2016 with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m., all at the Rexwinkel - Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com  

David Carl Bainbridge

David Carl Bainbridge, 73, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Memorial service will be held Friday, November 4, 2016 with the Rev. Roger Kurtenbach officiating at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Family visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. Following the service, please join the family in the fellowship hall for coffee. Burial will be later in the Kingsley Cemetery. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.rohdefh.com.

Darlene J. Andersen

Darlene J. Andersen, 84, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City. A private family funeral service will be held with burial to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home is assisting Darlene’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed throughwww.mauerjohnsonfh.com

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. Private family services will held at a later date. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com

Blanche B, Cronin

Blanche B. Cronin, 92, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be sent through  www.mauerjohnsonfh.com . The Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is in charge of arrangements.      

Stella Rose Schleis

Stella Rose Schleis, 93, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at home surrounded by family. Memorial service will be held 11:00am Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation with family and friends with be 9:00am until service time Friday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Larry D. Luschen,

Larry D. Luschen, 68, of Merrill passed away on Thursday, October  20, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Merrill First United Methodist Church.  Rev. Merrill Muller will officiate.  Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill with military honors conducted by Oleson-Halweg American Legion Post #125.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, 2016 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 Monday.  The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home is assisting Larry’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Helen Miller,

Helen M. Miller, 92, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Father Kevin Richter will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 with a Rosary and Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 5:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the Mass on Wednesday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

James J. Stokesberry

James J. Stokesberry, 79 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars, IA. Memorial mass will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be at a later date.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Evan Niebuhr

Evan Niebuhr, 19, of Le Mars passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am Friday, October 21, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish - St Joseph Church in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the church. There will be a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will resume from 9:30 am until service time on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Evan Niebuhr Memorial Fund.

Betty Jasper

Mrs. Betty Jasper, age 82, of Orange City, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Unity Point Health in Sioux City.  There will be a memorial service on Friday, October 21, at 10:30am, at the American Reformed Church in Orange City.  The Rev. Michael Hardeman and the Rev. Elizabeth Hardeman will officiate.  Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City.  There will be a family prayer service on Friday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.  Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Thursday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home. Arrangements are being completed by the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. www.oolman.com

Robert E. Nipp

Robert E. Nipp, 89, of Le Mars passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. James Church in Le Mars, Iowa. Father Paul Eisele and Deacon Paul Gengler will celebrate Mass. Burial will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Robert’s family with funeral arrangements.   Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Eleanore Jessen,

Eleanore Jessen, 82, of Kingsley, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at Mercy Medical in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa, with Rev. Robert Blair officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Rohde Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com

Rochelle Pecks,

Rochelle Pecks, 61, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her home in Le Mars following a lengthy illness.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars. Reverend Paul Eisele will celebrate Mass with Deacon Paul Gengler assisting. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present after 5:00 p.m. with a Parish Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a Scriptural 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-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com

Larry “Butch” Woll,

Larry “Butch” Woll, 75, of Le Mars passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, 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 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at St. Joseph Church. The family will be present at 4:00 p.m. with a Knights of Columbus 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 Thursday. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Larry’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Marjorie Perry

Marjorie Perry, 94, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Friday, October 7, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Seney United Methodist Church in Seney, Iowa. Reverend Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Rexwinkel-Carlsen 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 

Roman Augustus Staab

Roman Augustus Staab, 91 of Remsen, IA passed away, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA. Funeral services will be 9:30 am Monday, Oct. 10, 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. Visitation with family present will be 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, there will be a parish rosary at 5p.m., and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Catholic Order of Foresters rosary all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com

Michael Francis Sutton

Michael Francis Sutton, 64, of Le Mars, Iowa entered into perfect peace on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  Funeral services will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Gospel Hall members will officiate.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.  Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 9 at the funeral home.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com  

Doris J. Ohlendorf

DORIS J. OHLENDORF. 83, of Pierson passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the family present during this time, and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.

Gerald L. “Jerry” Nairn

Gerald L. “Jerry” Nairn, 70, of Harlan, Iowa formerly of Kingsley, IA, passed away Monday September 26, 2016 at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Visitation with the family will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson, Iowa, with military rites conducted American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley, Iowa.  Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.

Donald Schultz

Donald Schultz, 71 of Merrill, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Sioux Falls Veteran’s Hospital. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 6, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. Reverend Chris Meier will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by the Oleson-Halweg American Legion Post 125 will be in Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2016, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel – Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Paul Eugene Poeckes

Paul Eugene Poeckes 73 of Remsen, IA passed away, Friday, Sept. 30th, 2016 peacefully at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars IA surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Wednesday, Oct. 5, 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, Oct. 4, 2016, there will be a parish rosary at 5p.m., and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  www.fischfh.com

Patricia A. Hoppe

Patricia A. Hoppe, 68, of Pierson, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 3, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville, Iowa. Visitation will be Sunday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with family present during this time, 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. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.

John Anthony Van Dam

John Anthony Van Dam, 74 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. Memorial mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 3, 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 Post 220 American Legion and Post 3328 VFW of Remsen. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, 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. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

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. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa. Reverend Dr. Michel O. Lundula of the United Methodist Church of Le Mars will officiate. Visitation with the family present will follow the service during a time of lunch and fellowship at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. Arrangements are 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.
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