Kaye Kurth

Kaye Kurth, 74, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Thursday, January 19, 2017 at her home in Le Mars following a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 23, 2016 at All Saints Parish – St. Joseph Catholic 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. Sunday, January 22, 2016, with a Parish Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service on Monday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars.  www.rexwinkelfh.com

Brenda (Ludwigs) Sjovall

Brenda (Ludwigs) Sjovall, 42, of Beresford, South Dakota, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 after a 3 ½ year battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford.  Rev. Greg Myrmoe will officiate.  Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Le Mars.  Visitation will begin on Sunday, January 22 at 2 p.m. with the family present from 4-8 and 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 service on Monday.  The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Brenda’s family with funeral arrangements.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

C. Gordon Greene

C. Gordon Greene, 85, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s in Sioux City. Arrangements are pending with the Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Rick Harpenau

Rick Harpenau, 51 years old, of Remsen, IA, died after a courageous 3 year battle with cancer Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, IA. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Father William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, there will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary and 4th degree chalice presentation all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen. Visitation will resume Tuesday morning from 9:30 until service time at the church. Services have been entrusted to FIsch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Father Robert Gralapp

Father Robert Gralapp, 78, of Carroll, Iowa and formerly of LeMars, died January 12, 2017 at Carroll, Iowa. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday January 18, 2017 at All Saints Parish-St. Joseph Catholic Church in LeMars with Bishop R. Walker Nickless officiating and principal concelebrants will be Rev. Kevin Richter, Rev. John Thomas with other priests of the Diocese of Sioux City concelebrating. Interment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery in LeMars. Visitation with family present will be 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2016, there will be a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at All Saints Parish-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LeMars. Visitation will resume Wednesday morning from 9:30 until service time at the church. Ervices have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Mervin “Mickey” J. Hobbs

Mervin “Mickey” J. Hobbs, 65, of Dexter, Michigan formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly December 31, 2016. A visitation will be held Saturday, January 14, 2107 from 10:00 a.m. until noon with the family present at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery in Kingsley, Iowa, with Rev. Michael Stevens of Kingsley United Methodist Church officiating. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Howard Mathiasen,

Howard Mathiasen, 84, of Harlan passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Salem Lutheran Home in Elk Horn, Iowa. A time of visitation with Howard’s family will take place Thursday, January 12 from 5- 7 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. There will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will resume at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. A Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars. Military Honors will be conducted by Wasmer Post #241 of the American Legion in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Lorraine Hatz

Lorraine Hatz, 97 years old, of Alton, IA, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2017, At Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, IA. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, 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 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.

Ronald E. Kluver

Ronald E. Kluver, 68, of Omaha, NE and formerly of Remsen, IA died unexpectedly Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE. Funeral will be held at 11 am Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA with Pastor Duane Meissner officiating. Burial will follow at the Remsen Community Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Visitation with family present will be from 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Darrell L. Sitzmann

Darrell L. Sitzmann, 65, of Kingsley, passed away, Sunday, January 8, 2017 at his residence in Kingsley, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa with Rev. Brad Pelzel officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4:00-7:00 p.m., with a rosary @ 5:00 p.m. , family will be present 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., and Scripture – Wake service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.

Duane E. White

Duane E. White, 88, of Kingsley, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. There will be no funeral service or visitation. Burial will be at a later date. Rohde Funeral Home is handling funeral arrangements.

Bertha Irene “Bobby” Lindstrom

Bertha Irene “Bobby” Lindstrom, 97, of Le Mars passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Rev. Dr. Nevada DeLapp will officiate. Burial will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Fairfield Township Cemetery in Albert City, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 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. There will also be one hour of visitation at the funeral home on Saturday prior to the funeral service. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Sister Mary Clare Walling

Sister Mary Clare Walling, formerly of Le Mars, who passed away Sunday, January 1st at Omaha.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 4th at 4pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel, 7400 Military Ave., with VIGIL SERVICE to follow at 7pm at the Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Thursday, January 5th at 10:30am at Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel. Interment, Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Servants of Mary. Heafey Hoffman Dworak Cutler Mortuaries and Creamatory is assisting with arrangements.  

Erlynne Hendricks

Funeral Service for Erlynne Hendricks, age 92, of Le. Mars Iowa, Formerly of Lake View and Lehigh Iowa will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home of Sac City Iowa. Burial will follow in the Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 hour Prior to services at the Funeral Home Farber & Otteman Funeral Home of Sac City is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hendricks Passed away Thursday at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars.

Margaret Posthuma

Margaret Posthuma, 103, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars, Iowa. Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Margaret’s family with funeral arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com        

Mina Koch

Mina Koch, 79, formerly of Pierson, Iowa, died Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Char Mac Assisted Living in Lawton. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Pierson with Pastor Gary Fridley officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Pierson. Visitation will take place 4 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2017 with Mina’s family present after 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. all at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley.

Darlene Poulson

Darlene Poulson, 92, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Rexwinkel-Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Pastor Jan Christensen will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Dunham Cemetery in Dunham, Kansas. Visitation with the family present will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time and following the 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.

Charlotte March

Charlotte March, 81, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Memorial Service will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Rexwinkel- Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Arnold Kreber

Arnold Kreber, 98, of Alton died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, with the Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary, all at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen, Iowa. www.fischfh.com

James P. Tentinger

James P. Tentinger, 66 of Remsen passed away Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016 at Floyd Valley Hospital in LeMars, IA, after a 3 year courageous battle with cancer. Memorial Mass will be 10:30 am Thursday, Dec. 29, 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 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, there will be a parish rosary at 5p.m., immediately followed by a vigil prayer service all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Edith Goodchild,

Edith Goodchild, 85, of Le Mars passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at her home near Le Mars. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Le Mars. Rev. Jon Meredith will officiate. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Washington Cemetery, Havelock, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 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 service on Friday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Helen Anthony

Helen Anthony, 86, of New Ulm, Minnesota, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Sunday, December 25, 2016 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars. Reverend Kevin Richter 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, December 29, 2016, with a 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 Friday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Karen “Kay” Fiedler

Karen “Kay” Fiedler, 71, of Garretson, South Dakota, formerly of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.   A Memorial Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday prior to the funeral service. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com 

James Strub

James Strub, 87 of Merrill, Iowa, passed away on December 17, 2016 at Unity Point - St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2016 and will continue one hour prior to the service, all 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.

Darrell Bonderson

Darrell Bonderson, 85 of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away on December 17, 2016 at his home. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with Pastor Timothy Geitz officiating. Visitation with family present will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Mary E. Vander Molen

Mary E. Vander Molen, 85, of Remsen, Iowa, died peacefully Thursday, December 15, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA with Father William McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Visitation with family present will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2016. 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. Visitation will resume from 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday also at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams, 75, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2016 at All Saints Parish - St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, Iowa. 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 Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Patrick Sheehan

Patrick Sheehan, 61, of Remsen, died Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am Saturday, December 17, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA with Father William McCarthy officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Visitation with family present will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Mrs. George Garber, (Mary Gengler)

Mrs. George Garber, (Mary Gengler) of Walker, Minnesota, who died peacefully Saturday, December 3rd funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, December 1th at St. Catherines Church in Oyens, Iowa.  Burial will take place on Saturday morning, December 17th in Saint Patrick's cemetery in Audubon, Iowa, under the direction of Kessler Funeral Home of Audubon.

Harold “Harry” Kenkel

Harold “Harry” Kenkel, 79, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 12, 2016 at Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Reverend Kevin Richter will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery – Neptune, rural Hinton, Iowa with military honors conducted by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2016, with a Knights of Columbus 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. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through...

Peter John Block

Peter John Block, 70, of Sioux City, IA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 8, 2016 in Aurora, CO. Services will be held at 11 am Friday, December 16, 2016 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sioux City, IA with Father David Hemann officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Post 220 American Legion and Post 3328 VFW of both of Remsen. Visitation with family present will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday with a rosary at 5 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus and vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at St. Michael Catholic Church. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Raymond “Ray” Heeren

Raymond “Ray” Heeren, 86, of Akron, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Akron Care Center in Akron. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2016 at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron, Iowa. Reverend Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2016, with a Prayer service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the www.rexwinkelfh.com

Eva Sylvia Budden

Eva Sylvia Budden, 94 years old, of Granville, IA, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City, IA. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Granville with Rev. Terry Roder officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Granville. Visitation with family present will be 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Granville. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

John Schleis,

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

Rev. C. Orville Kool,

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

Marian E. Pratt

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

Donald Ohlrichs

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

Darwin Johnson,

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

Evelyn D. Claesson,

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

David Berkenpas

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

Betty R. Appley

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

Joan L. McCain

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

Mary Louise Ida Sauer

Mary Louise Ida Sauer, 82, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph Church in Le Mars. Father Timothy Hogan will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. A Rosary will take place at 5:00 p.m. with a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Wednesday. The Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Mary Louise’s family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

Dale Luther

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

James Roman Arens

James Roman Arens, 72 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen, IA. Graveside military honors will be conducted by Post 3328 VFW and Post 220 American Legion of Remsen. Visitation with family present will be Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m., there will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m., a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.

Patricia “Patty” Draayer

Patricia “Patty” Draayer, age 57, of Sioux Center, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Sioux Center Community Hospital in Sioux Center.  Funeral Services will be Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at New Life Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Pastor Dan Kruse officiating.  Burial at a later date. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 15, from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.  Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in charge of arrangements for Patricia Draayer.

Norma Thoma

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

Claire Allen

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

Arlene Grady

Arlene Grady, 87, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. Joseph’s Church in Le Mars. Reverend Mauro Sanchez will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, with a Parish Rosary at 5:00 p.m., and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.

Melvin John Neyens

Melvin John Neyens, 83, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 10, 2016 at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. of Le Mars, Iowa with Pastor Chris Meier officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars with military honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post 241 of Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2016 with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m., all at the Rexwinkel - Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com  
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