Billy Lawrence

Billy Lawrence, 83, of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Monday, September 18, 2017 at Touchstone Healthcare Community. Memorial Service will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Reverend Dr. Jean Ziettlow of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars will officiate. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Diane Stabe

Diane Stabe, 79 of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral Service will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 23 at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Martha J. Vander Tuig

Martha J. Vander Tuig, 96, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow will officiate. Private family burial will take place at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 4 to 6 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service on Monday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through  www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

Jim Berens

Jim Berens, 91, of Kingsley, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Kingsley Specialty Care. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Msgr. Mark Duchaine will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at the parish cemetery with military honors provided by Nash Post #140 of the American Legion. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present from 4-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 4:00 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 Wednesday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Richard “Rich” D. Nielsen

Richard “Rich” D. Nielsen, 74, of Kingsley passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at his residence in Kingsley, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017, with Rev. Duane Miesner officiating at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Visitation will be Sunday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the family present during this time at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Donna Eilene Lyman

Donna Eilene Lyman, 75 of Le Mars, IA passed away September 14, 2017 at Brentwood Good Samaritan Village. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm Monday September 18, 2017 at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, with family present from 5-8 pm and a prayer service at 7:00 pm. Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars in assisting Donna’s family with arrangements.

Walter J. Kern

Walter J. Kern, 80, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Unity Point Health-St. Lukes in Sioux City, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. James Church. Fr. Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the church. A rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

Dorothea De Boer

Dorothea De Boer, 95, of Le Mars, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 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 Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 3-5 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Joyce Begnoche

Joyce Begnoche, 85, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at her home near Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at All Saints Parish – St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with Reverend Bruce Lawler officiating and Deacon Paul Gengler assisting. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Rexwinkel- Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars with a Parish Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.  

DeLora A. Miller

DeLora A. Miller, 85, of Pierson,  passed away  Friday, September 8, 2017  at Correctionville Speciality Care in Correctionville, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 14, at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery in Kingsley, Iowa.  Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday with family present during this time at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley.  Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.  

Carl Westergard

Carl Westergard, 60 of Ireton, Iowa, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Hawarden Regional Healthcare in Hawarden, Iowa.  Funeral Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 11, 2017 at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston Township, rural Akron, Iowa with Pastor Lil Johnston officiating. All are welcome to attend and are encouraged to wear bright colors as a celebration of his life. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the church.  Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home of Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association. Arrangements are pending with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home of Akron.  

Wendell L. Johnson,

Wendell L. Johnson, 77, of Le Mars passed away Friday, September 08, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. A time of sharing and remembrance will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-8 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.  

Bob Greear

Bob Greear, 92, formerly of Le Mars, passed away on August 21, 2017.  Bob retired from JC Penny after 35 years, managing stores in Indianapolis, Indiana, Danville, Illinois, St. Louis, Missiouri, Hammond, Indiana and Le Mars.  Bob was a past Exalted Ruler of Le Mars Elks Lodge 428.  He was married to Sarah Alice Arnold, and has one daughter, Lisa Brangwin of Le Mars.  A memorial service was held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

 Richard D. “Rick” Plueger,

Richard D. “Rick” Plueger, 53, of Maurice, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. James Church in Le Mars. The Reverend Matthew Solyntjes will celebrate Mass. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 and a Vigil at 7:00, all at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Rick’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com  

John J. Emge

John J. Emge, 79, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa.  Father Brad Pelzel and Father Thomas Topf will celebrate Mass.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Salix, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.  There will be a Rosary Service at 6:00 p.m., the family will be present from 5-7 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service will begin at 7:00 p.m.  There will also be an hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Wednesday.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com  

Kathleen E. “Kay” Bogenrief

Kathleen E. “Kay” Bogenrief, 97, of rural Merrill, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Merrill Melbourne United Methodist Church, rural Merrill, Iowa. Rev. Kolleen Queener will officiate. Burial will follow at Floyd Valley Cemetery, rural Merrill, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017 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. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Roger Dale Van Meveren

Roger Dale Van Meveren, 69, of Merrill passed away Thursday August 17, 2017 at his home. Arrangements are pending with Mauer-Johnson Funeral home of Le Mars. www.mauerjohnsonfh.com    

Stephen Edward George

Stephen Edward George, 48 of Remsen, IA passed away Sat. Aug. 19, 2017 at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars, IA.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 25, 2017, at Christ Lutheran Church, LCMS, in Remsen with Pastor Dennis Martens officiating.  Burial will follow at the Remsen Community Cemetery.  There will be a visitation from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Fisch Funeral Home and Monument of Remsen is in charge of the arrangements.  www.fischfh.com

Melvin Plueger

Melvin Plueger, 75, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at his home in Le Mars surrounded by his family. Funeral Service will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig with Pastor Lil Johnston and Pastor Chuck Wolff officiating. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 21, 2017 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the church. Burial will be at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.  Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Kathleen Erks

Kathleen Erks, 80 of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Celebration of Life will be at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.  

Wayne P. Pfaffle

Wayne P. Pfaffle, 82, of Remsen, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his residence. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 19, at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with family present during this time, and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Douglas Blackmore

Douglas Blackmore,60, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor Bert Burwell, A.i.M., from St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Merrill with military honors provided by the Oleson-Halweg American Legion Post 125 of Merrill. Visitation with the family present will after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2017 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the funeral home. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.  

Vivian R. Lemke

Vivian R. Lemke, 80, of Merrill, passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars, Iowa. Funeral services will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017 St. John Lutheran Church in Merrill, Iowa. Pastor Bert Burwell will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 4-7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Shirley Berendes

Shirley Berendes, 82, of Red Oak, Iowa and formally of Remsen died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Memorial Services and Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.  Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. www.fischfh.com

Dennis J. Neubrand

Dennis J. Neubrand, 72, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 (one week before his 73rd Birthday) at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa following a courageous battle with cancer. His children, Chad and Shanon Neubrand were lovingly by his side as he passed. A time of sharing and celebrating Dennis’ life will be held Friday, August 18th, from 2-8 p.m., with the family present 6-8 p.m. at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Charles Kramer

Charles Kramer, 88, of Willard, Missouri, formerly of Le Mars passed away on August 7, 2017, after living with Parkinson's Disease for many years. The Willard visitation is scheduled for Thursday, August 10th at the New Life Baptist Church from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Le Mars visitation services will be held on Saturday, August 12th from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Le Mars. Funeral services with military honors will begin at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home of Ash Grove, Missouri.  

Edith Johnson

Edith Johnson, 82 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 7, 2017 at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.  Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the funeral home . Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Glen E. Schlotman

Glen E. Schlotman, 79, of Kingsley, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Services will be Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Kingsley, Iowa, with military graveside rites provided American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley, Iowa. Visitation will be Sunday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with the family present during this time and a Scripture service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Elaine Doris (Dawson) Fokken

Elaine Doris (Dawson) Fokken, 86, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Prime Assisted Living in Le Mars. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Christ Lutheran Church, Remsen, Iowa, with Pastor Dennis Martens officiating. Burial will follow in the Remsen City Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday 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.

Gary Lee Miller

Gary Lee Miller, 63, of Remsen, IA,  passed away July 31, 2017 surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen.   Visitation with family present will be 4-7pm Thursday. There will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at  5 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to fischfh.com

Dennis “Beaver” Mathers

Dennis "Beaver" Mathers, 67, of La Porte City, Iowa, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 11, 2017 at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Reverend Bruce Lawler will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Friday 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.

Bernice G. Koopman

Bernice G. Koopman, 86, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 24, 2017 at her home.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars, Iowa.  Father Bruce Lawler and Father Matthew Solyntjes will celebrate Mass.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.  Visitation with the family present will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.  There will be a Rosary by the Catholic Daughters at 4:00 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 Saturday.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Helen M. Hodge

Helen M. Hodge, 92, of rural Washta, Iowa passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Heartland Cere Center in Marcus, Iowa surrounded by her family. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Meadow Star United Methodist Church, rural Washta, Iowa. Rev. Gary Fridley will officiate. Burial will follow at Grand Meadow Cemetery, rural Washta. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. 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

Donald J. Nipp

Donald J. Nipp, 85, of Le Mars, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m.  on Friday, July 28, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Parish-St. Joseph’s Church in Le Mars.  The Reverend Bruce Lawler will celebrate Mass.  Burial will follow at Assumption Catholic Cemetery in Merrill.  Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 with the family present from 5:30-7:30 and a Rosary at 7:30, all at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Visitation will resume one hour before the Mass on Friday at the church.   Expression of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Gregory “Greg” Ford

Gregory “Greg” Ford, 42, of Akron, Iowa passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 21, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City from injuries sustained in an accident at his workplace. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Pastor Susan Juilfs will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the church. 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.

Darrell “Dean” Weyen

Darrell “Dean” Weyen, 73, of Akron, Iowa passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Pastor Susan Juilfs will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. The family will be present after 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the funeral home. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Lois (Mc Corkell) Nielsen

Lois (Mc Corkell) Nielsen, 97, of Akron, Iowa passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, South Dakota. Reverend Steve Martens will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. The family will be present after 5:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the funeral home. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Saturday the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Patricia A. Hansen

Patricia A. Hansen, 74, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the Grandview Care Center in Oelwein, Iowa. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Deacon Tom Henrich will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be directed to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

Donald R. Hoogeveen

Donald R. Hoogeveen, 81, of Le Mars passed away peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa after a long-time battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.   Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Rejoice! Community Church in Le Mars.  Rev. Ray Tilstra, Rev. John Tilstra, Rev. Howard Soehl and Rev. Mike Metten will officiate.  Burial will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.  The family will be present to greet friends from 5 - 7 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

Edwin “Ed” D. Coughenour

 Edwin “Ed” D. Coughenour, 87, of Kingsley, passed away, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, IA.  A private family burial will take place at Kingsley Cemetery.  Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, 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 rohdefh.com.

Linda Kay Arens

Linda Kay Arens, 61, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Monday, July 10, 2017 at her home in Le Mars. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2017 at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor Jon Meredith of the First Baptist Church in Le Mars will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the funeral home. Visitation will resume from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Karen M. Schmid

Karen M. Schmid, 71, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Unity Point Health in Sioux City, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa. Monsignor Mark Duchaine will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church. The family will be present from 4-8 p.m. with a Rosary at 4:00 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 Monday. The Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Karen’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Mark E. Grosenheider

Mark E. Grosenheider, 54, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 following an auto accident south of Maurice, Iowa. Private family services will take place at a later date with interment at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars, Iowa. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Mark’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

James “Jim” Farley

James "Jim" Farley, 74, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at his home in Le Mars. Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. Reverend Jan Christensen will officiate. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, 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 Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume following the Memorial Service during a time of lunch and fellowship at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com Memorials are preferred to the Presbyterian United Church of Christ, Floyd Valley Hospital Foundation, and/or St. Croix Hospice.

Caroline Christophersen

Caroline Christophersen, 99, of Pierson passed away Wednesday, June 28, 217 at Correctionville Specialty Care in Correctionville, Iowa. Services will be 10:30 am Saturday July 1, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Pierson.  Visitation will be Friday, June 30, 2017, after 2:00 pm with family present from 6-8 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at Johnson-Earnest funeral Home in Kingsley.

Mary Masuen

Mary Masuen, age 85, of LeMars, IA, passed away June 28th at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in LeMars. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2017 at All Saints Parish, St. James Catholic Church in LeMars. Father Bruce Lawler will officiate. Visitation will be at the church, Friday, June 30, 2017, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. The family will be present at that time. There will be a Vigil prayer service at 7:00 p.m., followed by a rosary. Burial will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Oyens. The Fisch Funeral Home of Remsen is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fischfh.com 

Jim Rohlfsen

 Jim Rohlfsen, 69, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. A Celebration of Life service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Rev. Chris Meier and Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home. The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Jim’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Sherry L. Roepke

Sherry L. Roepke, 74, of Kingsley, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.  Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.  Rev. Ken Kraft will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Kingsley Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home.  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 funeral home prior to the funeral service on Thursday.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Robert Utech

Mr. Robert Utech, age 93, of Orange City, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.  Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 28, at 2:00pm, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. The Rev. B. J. Van Kalsbeek will officiate. After refreshments, interment will be at the Rest Haven Memorial Park, near Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 1:00pm on Wednesday, at the care center. Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Orange City.   www.oolman.com

Lorne George Nilles

Lorne George Nilles, 76, of Remsen, Iowa passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home near Remsen. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen.   Visitation with family present will be 4-7pm Monday. There will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at  5 p.m.,  with a Catholic Order of Forester and Knights of Columbus Rosary and Knights of Columbus 4th degree chalice presentation at 7 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to fischfh.com.
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