Ricky W. Peters

Ricky W. Peters, 59, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Cherokee Specialty Care in Cherokee, Iowa. Graveside Memorial Service will be at 1:00 p.m, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Kingsley City Cemetery in Kingsley, Iowa. Visitation with family present will be from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2017, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Gerald Deiterman

Gerald Deiterman, 93, of Merrill, Iowa passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 28, 2017 at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Reverend Kevin Richter will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017, with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the funeral home. Visitation will resume from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.  

James M. Bartel

James M. Bartel, 64, of Cherokee, Iowa, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Careage Hills Care Center in Cherokee after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Fay Eleanor Lonnee Buss,

Fay Eleanor Lonnee Buss, 94, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away April 18, 2017, at Happy Siesta Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Reverend Chris Meir of St. John’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars will officiate. Inurnment will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home and following the graveside service during a time of lunch and fellowship at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Gloria (Thoma) Ohlendorf

Gloria (Thoma) Ohlendorf, 69, of Cambria, California, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away at her home on November, 30, 2016 after living with multiple myeloma for 10 years. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Lillian Kramer

Lillian Kramer, 85, of Willard, Missouri, formerly of Le Mars, passed away at her home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 19th at New Life Baptist Church In Willard from 4-6 p.m. with a service at 6 p.m. Le Mars visitation services will be held Friday, April 21st from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Le Mars, Iowa, funeral services will be held at the church, Saturday, April 22nd at 11:00 a.m., with a luncheon to follow. Memorials may be directed to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Arrangements under the direction of Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove, Missouri.

Lila Rohlfs

Lila Rohlfs, 95 of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Life Care Center of Elkhorn in Elkhorn, Nebraska. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 20,2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Lunch will immediately follow the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com. The family request no memorials, but please keep them in your prayers.

Melva D. Janssen

MELVA D. JANSSEN, 77, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away, Friday, April 14, 2017 at Unity Point Health Hospital, Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville, Iowa. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery, Kingsley, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Rohde Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Dorothy Botker

Dorothy Botker, 96 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Plymouth Manor Care Center. Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2017 at St. John Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2017 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens in rural Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Katherine Dreckman

Katherine Dreckman, 94, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Reverend Kevin Richter and Reverend Merlin Schrad will concelebrate Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 3:00 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, with a combined Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters Rosary at 4:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all Rexwinkel-Feuerstein 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.rexwinkelfh.com. Memorials can be made in Katherine’s name to All Saints Parish, Hospice of Siouxland, and/or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Gregory Allan James

Gregory Allan James, 57, of Le Mars passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at his home following a brief illness. A Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Rejoice! Community Church in Le Mars. Rev. Mike Metten will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Rejoice! Community Church. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Greg’s family with services. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Dennis Lee Hinspeter

Dennis Lee Hinspeter, 67, of Sutherland passed away April 8, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be on Friday April 14, 2017 at Earnest-Johnson Funeral home in Marcus from 4-7 PM with family present from 5-7 PM. Memorial Service will be 10:00 AM Saturday April 15, 2017 at Earnest-Johnson Funeral Home. www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Lucille Pierson,

Lucille Pierson, 95, of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church, L.C.M.S. in Le Mars. Reverend Tim Geitz will officiate. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Rockwell City, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017, 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 Monday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through  www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Leonard Wiltgen,

Leonard Wiltgen, 87, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at his home in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Reverend Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass. Burial with military honors conducted by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, 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 Saturday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com

Michael Keith ‘Red’ Hanke

Michael Keith ‘Red’ Hanke passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday April 3, 2017. Visitation will be from 2-4 PM Saturday April 8, 2017 at Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars with a memorial service at 4:00 PM conducted by Pastor Dennis Martens. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Carol Kessenich

Carol L. Kessenich, 56, of LeMars entered eternal rest on Friday, March 31st, 2017 at her home in LeMars after a journey with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at All Saints Parish-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LeMars. Father Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass with other priests in the Sioux City Catholic Diocese concelebrating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in LeMars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at St. Joseph Church in LeMars, IA. There will be a Rosary led by Gehlen Catholic Students at 2:30 p.m., a Catholic Daughters Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all 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.rexwinkelfh.com.    

Steven H. Freking

Steven H. Freking, age 59 of Skiatook, Oklahoma, formerly of Le Mars, died in an accident on March 28, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  A Celebration of Life Service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 2, 2017 at The Benton Church, Benton, Kansas.  Interment will follow at the Benton Cemetery.  There will be a visitation 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Lamb Funeral Home in Whitewater.  A memorial has been established with the ALS Foundation c/o Lamb Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Whitewater, Kansas 67154. Arrangements under the direction of Lamb Funeral Home in Whitewater, Kansas.

Bonnie Frerichs

Bonnie Frerichs, 82 of Hinton, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at her home.  Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Hinton, Iowa. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in rural Hinton at a later date. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars, Iowa.  Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Linda Bliven

Linda Bliven, 65 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 3, 2017 at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Le Mars with Reverend Mauro Sanchez officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 p.m., with a 5:00 p.m. Catholic Daughter’s Rosary, and a 7:00 p.m. Scriptural Prayer Service, all on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the church.In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Michael Waldschmitt

Michael Waldschmitt, 71, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Marjorie “Marge” McLarty,

Marjorie “Marge” McLarty, 94, of Kingsley, IA, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Kingsley Speciality Care in Kingsley. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017, at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa, with Pastor Mike Stevens of Kingsley United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Ann Puetz

Ann Puetz, 95 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 p.m., with a Christian Mother’s & Catholic Daughter’s Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Wilbur Van Gelder

Wilbur Van Gelder, 90 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Burial will be at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hospice of Siouxland and Alzheimer’s Research. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Lawrence Kellen

Lawrence Kellen, 88, of rural Le Mars, Iowa passed away Friday, March 24, 2017 at Park Place Estates in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oyens, Iowa. Father Bill McCarthy will celebrate Mass. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery in Oyens. Visitation with the family present will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home with a Parish Rosary at 4:00 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.

David Ohlendorf

David Ohlendorf, 70, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church, L.C.M.S. in Le Mars. Reverend Tim Geitz will officiate. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017, 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 Monday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Donald Hop

Donald Hop, age 85, of Orange City, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Orange City Area Health System. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, March 25, at 11:00am, 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 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.  www.oolman.com

David Miller

David Miller, 67 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Unity Point Health System-St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Reverend Tim Geitz will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Craig, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be after 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, 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 at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.  Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Betty Erdmann

Betty Erdmann, 89, of LeMars, Iowa died at Good Samaritan Center in LeMars, IA. Funeral Services will be 10:30 Friday, March 24, 2017 at All Saints Parish, St. Joseph in LeMars, Iowa. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in LeMars. Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City is helping the family with arrangements.

Jean Carlson

Jean Carlson, 87, of Akron, Iowa passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Hillcrest Mable Rose Estates in Bellevue, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Hurley United Methodist Church in Hurley, South Dakota. Reverend Iva Laudermith will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hurley Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church in Hurley. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Connie E. Hoppe

Connie E. Hoppe, 91, of Kingsley, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, Iowa. Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Salem Lutheran Church, rural Correctionville, Iowa with Rev. Wayne Pfannkuch officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery, rural Correctionville. Visitation is 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 with the family present during this time followed by a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. all at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.

Eric Hedeby,

Eric Hedeby, 93, of Akron, Iowa passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Richmont Terrace Assisted Living in Bellevue, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, Iowa.  Reverend Carla Nelson will officiate.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, with the family present after 5:00 p.m., and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.  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.

Alvina Elgersma

Alvina Elgersma, age 94 of Hartley, IA, passed away at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley, IA on Monday, March 13, 2017. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 17th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hartley. Visitation will be held at the Hartley Funeral Home on Thursday, March 16th from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A Rosary Prayer Service will begin at 5:00 p.m., with the family present at that time. Following the Rosary, a Family Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery near Hartley. The Hartley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 94 year-old Alvina Elgersma of Hartley, IA.

Raymond LeRoy Eubanks

Raymond LeRoy Eubanks, 49, of Remsen, died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at his home in Remsen, IA. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, with the Pastor Dennis Martens officiating. Burial will be at the Remsen Community Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be one hour before the service on Thursday. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Rosemary “Rosie” Kurth

Rosemary "Rosie" Kurth, 86, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society of Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at All Saints Parish - St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will begin at 4:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all on Monday, March 13, 2017 at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Eileen Rohlfs

Eileen Rohlfs, 95, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2017 at All Saints Parish – St. James Catholic Church. Reverend Paul Eisele will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 12, 2017, with a Parish Rosary at 4:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m., all at the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Reta Milbrodt

Reta Milbrodt, 78, of Le Mars, Iowa, formerly of Akron, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Le Mars. Reverend Dr. Jean Ziettlow will officiate. Interment will be at a later date at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery – Preston Township, rural Akron, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, 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 Friday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.  

Donna M. Eldridge

DONNA M. ELDRIDGE, 83, of Kingsley, passed away, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Kingsley Speciality Care in Kingsley, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 7, 2017 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa, with Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, IA. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Frank V. Curry

Frank V. Curry, 89, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. Rev. Dr. Okitakoyi Michel Lundula will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 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 Saturday. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in le Mars is assisting Frank’s family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com    

Rita M. Plendl

Rita M. Plendl, 95, of Kingsley, passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at Kingsley Speciality Care in Kingsley, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kingsley, Iowa with Father Brad Pelzel officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Kingsley, Iowa. Visitation will be Friday, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., with a rosary at 5:30 p.m., and a Scripture service at 7:00 p.m. all at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Berniece M. Timmins

Berniece M. Timmins, 95, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa.  Father Bradley Pelzel will celebrate Mass.  Burial will follow at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Kingsley.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.  The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m.  There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Thursday.  The Johnson – Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley is assisting Bernice’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Keenan

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Keenan, 72, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at All Saints Parish – St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Father Mauro Sanchez will celebrate Mass with Father Richard Ries concelebrating. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017, 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 Tuesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.    

Francis Nielsen

Francis Nielsen, age 79 of Sheldon, Iowa who passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Fieldcrest Assisted Living in Sheldon, Iowa. His service will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, February 27, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Pastor Kevin Gingerich ~ Officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa Visitation with the family present will be from 3:00 – 5:00pm on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa. Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to www.vanderploegfunerals.com

Betty J. Kommes

Betty J. Kommes, 71, of Le Mars passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Unity Point Health in Sioux City. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars. Reverend Timothy Geitz will officiate. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday February 26, 2017. The familly will be present between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 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 funeral service on Monday. Condolences may be directed to the family through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

Lisa Derby

Lisa Derby, 57, of Kingsley, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Kingsley, Iowa. A visitation will be held Monday, February 27, 2017 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., with family present 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and a prayer at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to www.rohdefh.com.

Mavis M. Kuper,

Mavis M. Kuper, 91, of Le Mars passed away on Friday, February 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 Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars. Rev. Janis Christensen will officiate. Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25 at the Turner County Evangelical Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Davis, South Dakota. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Mavis’ family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Jordan B. “Bud” Paulin

Jordan B. “Bud” Paulin, 56, of Sioux City, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at his home following a brief illness.  A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Rev. Merrill Muller will officiate. Military honors conducted by the 185th Iowa Air National Guard will follow the service.  The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Jordan’s family with funeral arrangements.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Charles “Chuck” Driggs

Charles “Chuck” Driggs, 78, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017 at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Reverend Dr. Michel Lundula of the United Methodist Church in Le Mars will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017 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 Monday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Rose Elizabeth Nygard

Rose Elizabeth Nygard, 98, of George, Iowa, formerly of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Rexwinkel – Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Reverend Eric Alm of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron will officiate. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa.

Darrel John Schroeder

Darrel John Schroeder, 85, of LeMars, IA died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars, Iowa. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday Feb. 16 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will be in Remsen’s St. Mary's Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Wasmer Post 241 of LeMars, Post 3328 VFW and Post 220 American Legion both of Remsen. Visitation with family present from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at the St Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Mr. Cornelius E. “Case” Van Zanten

Mr. Cornelius Van Zanten, age 93, of Orange City, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017, at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.  There will be a memorial service on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 11:00am, at the Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Orange City. The Rev. John Klompien will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City. There will be a prayer service on Friday, at 10:00am, 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.
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