Lucille Lawrence

F, b. 11 January 1926, d. 12 May 1998
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Wilson.

William J. Bennett

M, b. 10 July 1893, d. May 1980

John L. Horne

M, b. 20 October 1882, d. 28 December 1969

James P. Wallace

M, b. 4 September 1903, d. 13 February 1996

Cameron Erickson

M, d. 2005

Anna Kruse

Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1939As of 1939,her married name was Huls.

Byron O'Connor


Henry Ahrendt

M, b. 11 February 1905, d. 5 March 1990
  • Henry Ahrendt married Helen Johanna Heeren, daughter of Herman D. Heeren and Meta Von Hagel.
  • Henry Ahrendt was born on 11 February 1905.
  • He died on 5 March 1990 at Iowa at age 85.
  • He was buried after 5 March 1990 at Christ Lutheran Church Cemetery, Craig, Plymouth, Iowa.

Charlene L. Yates

F, b. 20 September 1949, d. 26 April 2008
Father*Clarence Yates
Mother*Leona Kisting
  • Charlene L. Yates was born on 20 September 1949 at Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of Clarence Yates and Leona Kisting.
  • Charlene L. Yates died on 26 April 2008 at age 58 Charlene Williams, 58, of Seney, died Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, after a courageous battle with cancer.

    Charlene L. Yates was born Sept. 20, 1949, at Akron, the daughter of Clarence and Leona (Kisting) Yates. Charlene lived on a farm near Brunsville until she was 6 years old and the family moved to Le Mars. She attended elementary school in Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1967.

    As a young woman, Charlene had worked at the B & B Store, Frontier Café, Dobson Grocery Store, and the Club Café. It was while she worked at the Club Café she met her future husband, Dick. Charlene was united in marriage to Richard "Dick" Williams on Oct. 7, 1967, at the First United Methodist Church in Le Mars. Charlene worked at Aalfs Manufacturing for 22 years. Following the closing of the plant, Charlene attended Western Iowa Tech where she was an "honor student" graduating in 2002 with an associates degree. In 2000, she started her career at the Le Mars Daily Sentinel. She was the mail-room supervisor until last month when her health prevented her from working.

    Charlene enjoyed helping with her grandchildren and reading books.

    She will be remembered for her inner strength, dedication, and wonderful sense of humor.

    She will be lovingly remembered her husband of 40 years, Dick of Seney; three daughters and families, Stacie and Mike Means and their children Hayden and Jacob of Hinton, Carrie and Mike Wilkison and their children Gavin and Ella, of Hawarden and Jessica Williams and her fiancée Jason Peters and their children Kaylie and Rylie of Le Mars; four sisters, Darlene and Selmer Bergerson of Knoxville, Tenn., Arlene Klemme of Akron, Marlene Henry of Kingsley, and Eilene and Jerry Rolling of Le Mars; several nieces and nephews; and her many friends and coworkers of the Le Mars Daily Sentinel.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Leona (Kisting) Yates; a son, Troy in infancy; brothers-in-law, Dale Klemme, Emmett Henry, and Gerald "Corky" Hagan; and her godson, Brian Rolling.

    Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the Seney United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsen Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

    Pallbearers will be Mike Means, Mike Wilkison, Jason Peters, Dan Klemme, Bruce Rolling, and Doug Hagan. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Hayden and Jacob Means, Gavin and Ella Wilkison, and Kaylie and Rylie Peters.

    From: Le Mars Daily Sentinel, April 29, 2008.

Marlene M. Yates

F, b. 22 May 1942, d. 9 May 2008
Father*Clarence Yates
Mother*Leona Kisting
  • Marlene M. Yates was born on 22 May 1942.
  • She was the daughter of Clarence Yates and Leona Kisting.
  • Marlene M. Yates died on 9 May 2008 at age 65 Marlene M. Henry, 65, of Kingsley, died Friday, May 9, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

    Marlene Martha Yates was born May 22, 1942, on the family farm near Westfield, the daughter of Clarence and Leona (Kisting) Yates. The family resided in Brunsville prior to moving to Le Mars. Marlene attended school at Le Mars Community. Following her education she worked as a waitress.

    On July 30, 1960 Marlene was united in marriage to Gerald "Corky" Hagan at the First United Methodist Church in Le Mars. The couple lived in Oklahoma for a brief time while Corky was in the service. The couple returned to the Kingsley area following Corky's discharge from the military. Corky died in 1972. Marlene later married Emmett Henry on June 6, 1996 at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Emmett died in 2003.

    Marlene was employed at the Kingsley Dental Clinic for 35 years, recently retiring in May 2007. She was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and volunteered at the Kingsley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

    Marlene will be lovingly remembered by her children, Doug and Tammy Hagan of Alton, Iowa, Valerie and John Ites of Laurie, Mo., and David Hagan of Kingsley; grandchildren Angela, Amanda, Beth, Amy, Hanna, Ashley, Brittany, and Curt; great-grandchildren Hailee, McKenzie, Jake, Vanessa, Desiree, Liberty, and Ryley; sisters Darlene and Selmer Bergerson of Knoxville, Tenn., Arlene Klemme of Akron, and Eilene and Jerry Rolling of Le Mars.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Gerald "Corky" Hagan; second husband Emmett William Henry; twin infant daughters Denise and Diane; and a sister Charlene Williams.

    Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the Kingsley United Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Kurtenbach will officiate. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today (Monday) at the Johnson-Earnest Funeral Home of Kingsley. The family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer services at 7 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral on Tuesday.

    From: Le Mars Daily Sentinel, May 12, 2008.

Fred William Grosenheider

M, d. 9 July 2006

Donald C. Baack

M, b. 5 February 1926, d. 11 March 1980
Father*Carl Baack d. b 1962
Mother*Katherine Plueger d. a 1962
  • Donald C. Baack was born on 5 February 1926.
  • He was the son of Carl Baack and Katherine Plueger.
  • Donald C. Baack married LaVonne Lorraine Jurgenson, daughter of William Jurgensen and Laura Klemme, on 22 August 1948.
  • Donald C. Baack died on 11 March 1980 at age 54 Donald C. Baack, 54, Le Mars, died Tuesday (March 11, 1980) at St. Joseph hospital, Sioux City, after a 9-month illness. Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John's American Lutheran church in Craig. The Rev. William Gregerson officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of the Mauer funeral home.

    Mr. Baack, was born Feb. 5, 1926, in Reading township, Sioux county, Iowa to Carl and Katherine Plueger Baack. He lived in Sioux county until 1950, moving to a farm in Plymouth county. He served as a mailman and also farmed since 1961. The family moved to Le Mars in 1972. Mr. Baack served 19 years and 10 months with the United States post office. He was the Le Mars downtown letter carrier for 17 years. He was active in Brunsville's Heeren-McHale post Legion club and a veteran of World War 2. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church in Craig.

    He married LaVonne Jurgensen August 22, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran church in Akron.

    He is survived by his wife, LaVonne, Le Mars; a daughter, Mrs. Tim (Susan) Bachman, Denver; two sons, Dennis of Sheldon and Jim of Le Mars; one grandson; his mother, Mrs. Katherine Baack, Le Mars; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Klemme, Le Mars and Mrs. Donald (Doris) Haage, rural Akron; and a brother, Duane Baack, Denver.

    He was preceded in death by his father.

    Akron Register-Tribune, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, USA March 20, 1980.

Paul Nitzschke


Child of Paul Nitzschke and Mary Lanners

Mary Lanners

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Nitzschke.

Child of Mary Lanners and Paul Nitzschke

Eleanor DuBois

F, d. after 1969
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1964As of 1964,her married name was Borchers.

Darlene Plueger

Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1951As of 1951,her married name was Gronemeyer.

Mable Elfreida Friske

F, b. 20 March 1913, d. 25 August 1992
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMable Elfreida Friske was also known as Mabel.
Married Name17 November 1938As of 17 November 1938,her married name was Hillrichs.
Married Name21 August 1983As of 21 August 1983,her married name was Klemme.
  • Mable Elfreida Friske was born on 20 March 1913.
  • She married Edwin Hillrichs on 17 November 1938.
  • Mable Elfreida Friske married Harry Hillrichs on 20 March 1952.
  • Mable Elfreida Friske married Walter Albert August Klemme, son of Edwin Klemme and Anna Frederika Wilhemina Bubs, on 21 August 1983.
  • Mable Elfreida Friske died on 25 August 1992 at age 79 Mable Elfreida Klemme, 78, Akron, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1992 at the Akron Care Center after a long illness.

    Services were Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Akron. Rev. Allen Bidne and Rev. William Flemr officiated. Gerald Klemme, vocalist, sang, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset", accompanied by Marietta Nielsen, organist. Congregational hymns sung were "How Great Thou Art" and "Lift High The Cross". Burial was in Riverside cemetery, Akron, under direction of Schroeder Funeral home. Pallbearers were Heath Hillrichs, Clint Nielsen, Terry Dolan, Troy Dolan, LaMont Rohlfs, Amy Nielsen, Heather Hillrichs, Leslie Dolan.

    Mrs. Klemme was born March 20, 1913 at Kingsley, Iowa, daughter of Gustav and Anna (Roloffs) Friske. She married Edwin Hillrichs November 17, 1938 in Preston township, rural Akron. He died Sept. 18, 1949. She married Harry Hillrichs March 20, 1952 in Sioux City. He died Feb. 20, 1976. She later married Walter Klemme Aug. 21, 1983 in Akron. She had farmed in the Akron area until 1971, when she moved to Le Mars, She moved back to Akron in 1976. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She had been baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran church in Akron. She was a member of the ELCA and Rural Home Culture club in Akron.

    Survivors include her husband, Walter of Akron; two daughters, Joann and her husband Bill Dolan of Beresford, and Darlis Nielsen of Akron; a son and his wife, Gary and Charlotte Hillrichs of Akron; a sister, Edna Friske of Hawarden; a brother, Paul Friske of Akron; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. In addition to her first two husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Freida Scheld and Mary Balk; a brother, Arthur and a grandson, Rusty Hillrichs.

    Akron Register Tribune
    Thursday, September 3, 1992.

Edwin Hillrichs

M, d. 18 September 1949
  • Edwin Hillrichs married Mable Elfreida Friske on 17 November 1938.
  • Edwin Hillrichs died on 18 September 1949.

Harry Hillrichs

M, d. 20 February 1976

Charles Utesch

M, d. before 1987
Father*Paul Richard Utesch b. 2 Sep 1875, d. 21 Nov 1963
Mother*Louise Bertha Jans b. 28 Nov 1876, d. 25 Feb 1950

Al Doering


(?) Gerdes


William Johnson


Bill Hartman


Ann Colton

F, d. after 1994
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1994As of before 1994,her married name was Klemme.

Kay Niehus

Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 May 1964As of 18 May 1964,her married name was Klemme.

Christopher Al Walrod

M, b. 11 November 1971, d. 17 April 2003
  • Christopher Al Walrod was born on 11 November 1971.
  • He died on 17 April 2003 at age 31 AKRON, Iowa -- Walrod, Christopher Al "Skil",31, of Akron died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Akron Care Center.

    Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, with the Rev. Jerry Crow officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., all at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron.

    Christopher Al Walrod was born Nov. 11, 1971, in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of Robert and Gail (Klemme) Walrod. He was baptized at Preston Township Lutheran Church and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. He graduated from Akron Westfield High School in 1989. Chris lived two years at Opportunities Unlimited in Sioux City.

    He was a Boy Scout and was one patch away from obtaining his Eagle Scout. He was a Little League coach in Akron. In his free time, he was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and Iowa State fan and all around sports fan. He loved to watch high school wrestling and other high school sports, but most of all he loved to watch his two younger brothers play the sports they were involved in during high school.

    Survivors include his parents, Robert and Gail Walrod of Akron; two brothers, Austin Walrod and Jenny Junck of Sioux City and Robert "Bobby" Walrod of Akron; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Gronemeyer of Hawarden, Iowa; paternal grandmother, Pearl Ringgenberg of Carol, Iowa; his special friends, Don Allaway Jr., Wayne Theeler and Greg and Lisa Keine; his godparents, Mark Kowalke, Gloria Kowalke and Ellen Renken; his aunts and uncles, Rich and Linda Walrod, Ron and Shirley Walrod, Mark Kowalke, Ellen Renken, Chuck Renken and Gloria Kowalke; and several cousins.

    He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Al Walrod; maternal grandfather, Norman Klemme; and stepgrandfathers, Glen Gronemeyer and Russ Ringgenberg.

    Pallbearers will be Donnie Allaway, Wayne Theeler, Shane Coyle, Troy Hemmelrick, Tony Turner, Jon Coyle and Travis Tentinger. Honorary pallbearers will be Jessica Kirkendall Oetken, Becky Kirkendall, Amy Avery, Lisa and Greg Keine, Tammy Allaway, Rachel Theeler, Maria Carillo and Jerold Dykstra.

    Sioux City Journal
    Friday, April 18, 2003.

Oltman Doering

M, d. after 1928
Father*Albert Doering d. b 1880
Mother*Catharina Magrata b. c 1810

Fred J. Schmidt


Children of Fred J. Schmidt and Martha A. Onken

Martha A. Onken

Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Schmidt.

Children of Martha A. Onken and Fred J. Schmidt