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Sgt. Justin Erickson

Sgt. Justin Erickson, 27, of Ft. Bliss, Texas, died as a result of a motorcycle accident on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 near El Paso, Texas.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 at Grace Lutheran Church with Reverend Tim Geitz officiating.  Inurnment with military honors provided by the Iowa Army National Guard and the Olseon-Halweg American Legion Post #125 of Merrill will be at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa.  Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service.  Visitation will continue Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until service time.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.  ©
Arrangements are with Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.  ©

   

Edward Downing

Edward C. Downing, 85, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars following a brief illness.  A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars.  Rev. John Battern will officiate.  Burial will take place at a later date at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.  The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will resume at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the church.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

 

 

 

   

Shirley Traufler

Shirley  Traufler, 81, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away suddenly Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with Father Kevin Richter officiating.  Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.  Visitations with the family present will be after 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars with a 4:00 p.m. combined Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters Rosary Service followed by a 7:00 p.m. Scriptural Wake Service all at the church.  Visitation will continue Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time.   Arrangements are with the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home of Le Mars.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com


 

 

 

   

Dorothy P. Spies

Dorothy P. Spies, 83, of Hinton died Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at a local care facility.  Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hinton United Methodist Church.  Private graveside services will be in Melbourne Floyd Valley Cemetery, rural Hinton.  Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 pm Friday, with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City.

Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com.

Dorothy was born July 21, 1929 in Logan, IA; she was the daughter of Willard “Tommy” and Lola (Piercy) Shaw. The family moved to the Sioux City area when Dorothy was a child. She graduated from Hinton High School in 1947.  Dorothy married John R. “Jack” Spies Oct. 24, 1947 in Sioux City; he passed away on March 21, 2009 in Sioux City.

Dorothy received her teaching certificate from Morningside College and taught in rural schools in the Hinton area and the Hinton Community Schools. She was a secretary for Spies Bros for 36 years.

Dorothy was a member of Hinton United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and held various offices on the church board. She had served as president of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Abu Bekr Shrine Women’s Auxiliary serving as president for 5 years. Dorothy was on the advisory board of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis for 17 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and the Hinton Civic Club. She was an active volunteer of the American Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels.

Survivors include her 3 children: Kenneth Spies and his wife Betti of Hinton, IA. Janice Allen and her husband Joel of Germantown, WI, Thomas Spies and his wife Sherry of Baton Rouge, LA; 7 grandchildren: John Spies and his wife Tonya, Brad Spies, Dana Allen, Matthew Spies, Brianna Parkhill and her husband Kyle, Kamden Spies and Cale Spies; 3 great grandchildren: Brody, Kenedi and Dawson; a sister in law: Bette Shaw of LeMars, IA; a brother in law: Duane Spies of Hinton, IA and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and 2 brothers: Willard and Donald Shaw

Memorials may be directed to the Shriners Hospital for Children Transportation Fund or Hinton United Methodist Church.

 

   

Roy G. Sitzmann

Roy  G.  Sitzmann, Sr., 94, of Kingsley, Iowa passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars with Father Paul Eisle officiating.  Interment with Military Honors provided by the Wasmer American Legion Post #241 will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Neptune.  Visitations with the family present will be after 3:00 p.m. Friday, May24th at the Carlsen-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 4:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary service and a 7:00 p.m. Scriptural Wake Service all at the funeral home.  Visitation will continue Saturday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

 

   

Curtis Dean Bolte

Curtis  Dean  Bolte, 81, of Merrill, Iowa passed away Monday, May 20, 2013 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Merrill United Methodist Church in Merrill, Iowa with Reverend Russ Burnett officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa.  Visitation with the family will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church Thursday morning.  Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home of Le Mars.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

   

Dorothy M. DeYoung

Dorothy M. DeYoung, 79, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars.  In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes, private family funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Le Mars with Rev. Timothy Geitz officiating.  Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.



 

 

   

Francis "Shorty" Hazel

Francis “Shorty” Hazel, 91, of Akron, Iowa passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Touchstone Living Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron.  Reverend Jean Morse will officiate.  Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Craig, Iowa with military rites conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron.  Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron.  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.carlsenfuneralhome.com.  

   

Jeannine M. Kleihauer

Jeannine  M.  Kleihauer, 79, of Brunsville, Iowa passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2012 at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township, rural Le Mars, Iowa with Reverend Ben Worley officiating.  Inurnment will be in Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars.  Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at the church form 10:00 a.m. until service time.  Expression of sympathies can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

   

Walter Slota

Walter Slota, 95, of Washta, passed Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Kingsley, Iowa.  Burial will be at a later date in Sunset View Cemetery, Washta, Iowa.  Visitation with the family present will be 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 12, at the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Also, there will be a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. followed by a prayer service at the funeral home Sunday.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.

   

Mary L. Beach

Mary L. Beach, 55, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday May 14, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Le Mars.  Burial will follow at Memorial Cemetery, Le Mars.   Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday with the family present from 5-8 and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home, Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.


 

 

 

 

   

Loris Heeren

Loris Heeren, 95, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away early Friday morning, May 10, 2013 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013 at St. John's Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. with Reverend Greg Gabriel officiating.  Interment will be 1:00 p.m. Monday afternoon at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Craig, Iowa.  Visitation with the family present to greet friends will be from 2:00 p.m. Sunday until 6:00 p.m. with 5:00 p.m. Prayer Service at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars.  Visitation will continue Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.  Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

   

Melvin K. Marienau

Melvin K. Marienau, 92, of Le Mars passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.  Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Christ Lutheran Church (Grant Township), rural Le Mars, Iowa.  Rev. Ben Worley will officiate.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.  Military honors will be provided by Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post #724.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.  The family will be present from 5-8 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled at 7:00 p.m.  There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Saturday.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

 

 

Melvin K. Marienau, 92, of Le Mars passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.  The Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars is assisting Melvin's family with funeral arrangements.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

   

Dale G. Bonderson

Dale G. Bonderson, 84, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars.  Father Kevin Richter will officiate.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.  Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars.  The family will be present from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 4:15 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 Friday.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.

 

 

   

Vernon G. Anderson

Vernon G. Anderson, 80, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at a Sioux City hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley. The family will be present from 5-8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service on Wednesday. Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com

   

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