Area Obituaries

Jim Berens

Jim Berens, 91, of Kingsley, passed away Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at Kingsley Specialty Care. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 20 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kingsley. Monsignor Mark Duchaine and Rev. Tomas Topf concelebrated Mass. Burial followed at the parish cemetery, with military rites provided by the American Legion Nash…

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Richard “Rich” Nielsen

Richard “Rich” D. Nielsen, 74, of Kingsley, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at his residence in Kingsley, Iowa. Services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017, with Rev. Duane Miesner officiating, at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa.  Online expressions may be sent to www.rohdefh.com. Rich was born…

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Norma Mathers

Norma L. Mathers, age 91, of Correctionville, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Correctionville Specialty Care of Correctionville. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, September 24, at 5:00 p.m. at the Correctionville Community Building with family present.  Relatives and friends are invited for a time of remembrance and…

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Keith Mellies

Keith D. Mellies, age 51, of Moville, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his residence of Moville. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Church of Moville with the Msgr. R. Mark Duchaine officiating.  Burial will be at the Arlington Cemetery of…

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Lola Brown

Lola Vivian Sterrett Young Brown died on 8/20/2017 at the age of 97.   Lola was born 3/31/1920 in Anthon, Iowa.  She was the daughter of William and Addie Sterrett and the wife of Harold “Red” Young from 1942 to 1977, when he died of heart failure.  Most of her married life was spent in…

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DeLora 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, with Darla Rock officiating. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery in Kingsley, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 –…

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Karel Grant

Karel E. Grant, 82, of Le Mars, Iowa, formerly of Kingsley, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars, Iowa. Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, Iowa with Rev. Ken Kraft officiating.  Burial was at Cushing Cemetery. Military…

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Lerdean Hamann

Lerdean Hamann, 101, passed away on August 30, 2017 at her home in Apache Junction, Arizona. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Lerdean was born in Monona County, Iowa on April 12, 1916, the daughter of Bernard and Emma (Laumbach) Andresen. She was united in marriage with William Hamann…

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Lucille King

Lucille King, 95, of Quimby, passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Rev. Dan Guenther will officiate. Burial will be in Quimby Cemetery at a later date. Visitation with…

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Christina Pedersen

Christina Brooke Pedersen, the stillborn daughter of Kent and Brooke Pedersen of Anthon, was born August 16, 2017 at a Sioux City hospital. Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 16 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lawton, Iowa, with the Rev. Ralph Shorey officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are…

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