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.

Marcella Huls

Marcella Huls, 89, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars. Reverend Patrick Behm and Reverend Richard Ries will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, with a Parish rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. James Catholic Church. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Friday 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.

Jeanette B. (Tolsma) Haven,

Jeanette B. (Tolsma) Haven, 77, of Santa Ana, California, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Adams Family Board and Care Facility in Yorba Linda, California. Funeral services will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016 at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Condolences may be directed to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Fern J. Kitzmann

Fern J. Kitzmann, 90, of Edmond, Oklahoma, formerly of Le Mars, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Integris Health in Edmond, Oklahoma surrounded by her family. A Graveside Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Rev. Russell Senstad of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux City will officiate. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Fern’s family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Lauren Frisch

Lauren Frisch, 81, of Akron, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at his home in Akron.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Akron. Reverend Patrick Behm will celebrate Mass. Deacon Richard Port will be assisting. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Akron with military honors provided by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, with the family present after 5:00 p.m., and Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Parish Rosary, all at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Akron. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Timothy J. Lewis

Timothy J. Lewis, 48, of Kingsley, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Kingsley United Methodist Church in Kingsley, Iowa, with fellowship at the church following the funeral service. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, with family present during this time and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., all at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley is handling all funeral arrangements. www.rohdefh.com

Donna Arens

Donna Arens, 83, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at her home in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Reverend Patrick Behm 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, July 5, 2016, with a combined Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. Joseph Church. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday 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.

Elaine Koerselman

Mrs. Elaine Koerselman, age 76, of Hull, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at Sioux Center Health, after a brief illness with cancer.  There will be a memorial service on Sunday, July 3, at 2:00pm, at the Middleburg Free Grace Reformed Church. The Revs. Stephen Breen and Richard Koerselman will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Capel Township Cemetery near Middleburg. There will be a prayer service on Sunday, at 1:00pm, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.  Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Saturday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

Dean Johnson

Dean Johnson, 80, of Pierson, Iowa, passed Monday, June 27, 2016 at Madonna Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa, with Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Burial will be at Grand Meadow Cemetery, rural Washta, Iowa, with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 140 of Kingsley, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 4:00 pm, Thursday, with the family being present 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Rohde Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

Hilary L. Klein

Hilary L. Klein, 94 years old, of Granville, IA, died on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 30, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the Granville Veterans. Visitation with family present will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. & a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Mrs. Dorothy A. Klynsma

Mrs. Dorothy A. Klynsma, age 78, of Hospers, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, June 28, at 10:30am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hospers. The Revs. Marvin Leese and Randall Klynsma will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery near Hospers. There will be a family prayer service on Tuesday, at 9:30am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers. Visitation will be after 5:00pm on Monday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Hospers Community Center.

Myra Vreugdenhil,

Myra Vreugdenhil, 88, of Akron, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at Union Creek Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A., rural Akron. Reverend Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016, with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Nicholas R. Hansen

Nicholas R. Hansen, 86 years old, of Alton, IA, died on Monday, June 20, 2016, at Orange City Health Systems Hospital in Orange City, IA. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 23, 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 Wednesday, June 22, 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.

SCOTT MICHAEL HESS

SCOTT MICHAEL HESS, age 63, of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Kingsley, Iowa, was foundin his home on February 16, 2016 after dying of a heart attack. He was cremated. Memorial services will take place at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.rohdefh.com.

Christopher Soppe

Christopher Soppe, 49, of Ireton, Iowa passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars, Iowa. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Le Mars Bible Church, 1550 7th Avenue SE, in Le Mars. Pastor Mike Hulinsky will officiate. Military Honors will be provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post 724 of Brunsville, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the Le Mars Bible Church. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through  www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Shannon Leigh Bogh

Shannon Leigh Bogh, 27, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Rev. Chris Meier and Rev. Shawn Brooks will officiate. Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday at the Banner Township Cemetery in Lawton, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 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 Friday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Dr. Ronald E. Severson

Dr. Ronald E. Severson, 91, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Rev. Chris Meier will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to funeral on Thursday. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Ronald’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Oyen Spooner

Oyen Spooner, 76, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his residence in Kingsley, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at St. Michael CatholicChurch in Kingsley, Iowa, with Rev. Brad Pelzel officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael CatholicCemetery with military rites provided by Nash American Legion Post 140 of Kingsley, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, with the family present 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., a rosary by the Knights ofColumbus at 5:00 p.m. and a Scripture service 7:00 p.m. all at the St. Michael Catholic Church. Allfuneral arrangements are being handled by the Rohde Funeral Home of Kingsley, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.

William E. Linden

William E. Linden, 94, of Moville, Iowa passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Countryside Health Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery, rural Correctionville, Iowa.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home.  The family will be present from 5-7 p.m.  Visitation will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Friday prior to the funeral service.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Elfrieda Ludwig

Elfrieda Ludwig, 80, of Merrill, Iowa passed away Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Whispering Creek Senior Living in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, Iowa. Reverend Steven Stoll will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen 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.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Frances M. Hansen

Frances M. Hansen, 90 years old, of Alton, IA, died on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at Orange City Health Systems Hospital in Orange City, IA. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 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 will be any time after 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. & a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the 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.

Larry Bloemendaa

Larry Bloemendaal, age 77, of Alton, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars, of liver cancer. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, May 28, at 11:00am, at the Newkirk Reformed Church in rural Hospers. The Rev. Dennis Hietbrink 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 Saturday, at 9:45am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City. Visitation will be after 4:00pm on Friday, with the family present from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, at the funeral home.

Melvin Robert Konz

Melvin Robert Konz, 58 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his home surrounded by family after courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, with Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville, IA. There will be a visitation with family present from 4-8 pm Tuesday, 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.

Agnes DeRaad

Agnes DeRaad, 90, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa surrounded by her five children. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, with a Parish Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen-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.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Bud L. Withrow

Bud L. Withrow, 80, of Le Mars passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, Iowa.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars.  Father Richard Sitzmann and Father Kevin Richter will concelebrate Mass.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.  Military honors will be conducted by Wasmer post #241 of the American Legion.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 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 Wednesday.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

Thomas Walsh

Thomas Walsh, 78, of Seney, Iowa passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Abbey of Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Reverend Kevin Richter of All Saints Catholic Parish in Le Mars will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Seney Cemetery in Seney, Iowa.  Visitation with the family present will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home and following the services during a time of lunch and fellowship at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Carol Weidauer

Carol Weidauer, 73, of rural Le Mars passed away suddenly Thursday, May 19, 2016 at her home.  Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Merrill, Iowa with Pastor Kolleen Queener officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Merrill, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa followed by a 7:30 p.m. Prayer Service. Visitation will continue Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Richard R. Jauer

Richard R. Jauer, 69, of Hinton, Iowa passed away Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church – Ellendale with Father Richard Ries officiating.  Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery – Neptune.  Following the funeral there will be a time of lunch and fellowship in the Parish Hall.  Visitation with the family present will be after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Visitation will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time Monday at the church.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Norma J. Brink

Norma J. Brink, 85 of Bronson, died Saturday, May 14, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family.  Services will be 1:30 pm Tuesday, May 17th at Community Presbyterian Church in Lawton, with Rev. Cynthia Ripperger and Chaplain Lorna Peters officiating. Burial will be at the Floyd Township Cemetery near Bronson. Visitation 4-8 pm Monday with the family present 6-8 pm and a Prayer Service at 7 pm, all at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff.

Paul Gordon Homan

Paul Gordon Homan, 87 years old, of Remsen, Iowa, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at his home in Remsen, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 9, 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, Iowa. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the VFW post 3328 and American Legion Post 220 of Remsen. Visitation with family present will be Sunday, May 8, 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. followed by a Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters Rosary all at the Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Marlene Ann Bennett

Marlene Ann Bennett, 74 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Monday, May 2, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 6, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Visitation with family present will be Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m., 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 Kilker

Helen Kilker, 83, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars.  Reverend Patrick Behm will celebrate Mass with Deacon Paul Gengler assisting.  Reverend Bill McCarthy, Reverend Richard Ries, and Reverend Paul Eisele will concelebrate.  Burial will follow in St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery in Oyens, Iowa.  Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016, with a Parish Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. James Church.  Visitation will resume from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church.  Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through http://www.carlsenfuneralhome.com

Edward Eckhoff

Edward Eckhoff, 91, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Floyd Valled Health Care in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church with Reverend Tim Geitz officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars. Inurnment will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Charter Oak, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Visitation will continue Thursday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through http://www.carlsenfuneralhome.com ©

Phyllis L. Johnson

Phyllis  L.  Johnson, 99, of Merrill, Iowa passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church, LCMS with Pastor Tim Geitz officiating.  Immediately following the funeral everyone is invited to join the family for a luncheon at the church prior to the interment service at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa.  Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars followed by a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service all at the church.  Visitation will continue Monday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through http://www.carlsenfuneralhome.com Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.

Harry E. Schaa

Harry E. Schaa, age 77 of Granville, IA died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, May 2, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, IA, with Father Terry Roder officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville.  Visitation with family present will be Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 4-8 PM, there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service 7 p.m. all at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Phyllis Schroeder

Phyllis Schroeder, 80 years old, of Remsen formerly of Granville, IA, died on Monday, April 25, 2016, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville with Rev. Terry Roder officiating and Msgr. Kenneth Seifried and Rev. William McCarthy concelebrating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville.  Visitation will be any time after 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. & a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Jeanette Nissen

Jeanette Nissen, 76, of Pierson entered peacefully into God’s kingdom surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Salem Lutheran Church in rural Correctionville, Iowa with the Rev. Wayne Pfannkuch officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson, Iowa.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.rohdefh.com.

Karen Knapp

Karen Knapp, 92, of Le Mars, Iowa formerly of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at her home in Le Mars.Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars.  Reverend Dr. Jean Ziettlow and Reverend Chris Meier will officiate.  Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2016, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.  Memorials can be made in Karen’s to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars.

James Driscoll

James Driscoll, 82, of Le Mars passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. with Rev. Christian Meier and Rev. Jean Ziettlow officiating.  Inurnment with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 of Le Mars will follow at Memorial Cemetery.  Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service Sunday evening.  Visitation will continue Monday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through http://www.carlsenfuneralhome.com ©
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