Elizabeth Meaker

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Rehborg.

Children of Elizabeth Meaker and Wilhelm C. F. Rehborg

Maria Rehborg

F, b. circa 1912
Father*Wilhelm C. F. Rehborg b. c 1870
Mother*Elizabeth Meaker

William Rehborg

M, b. circa 1904
Father*Wilhelm C. F. Rehborg b. c 1870
Mother*Elizabeth Meaker

Lois LaVerna Swift

F, b. 11 July 1920, d. 8 June 1984
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 January 1942As of 17 January 1942,her married name was Klemme.
  • Lois LaVerna Swift was born on 11 July 1920.
  • She married Leonard Fredrick Klemme, son of Frederick Klemme and Etta Margaret Tapper, on 17 January 1942.
  • Lois LaVerna Swift died on 8 June 1984 at age 63 Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 11 at Immanuel Lutheran church in Akron. The Rev. Benard Nelson officiated. Carol Harris was organist and Jim Henriksen, soloist. Burial was in Riverside cemetery in Akron under the direction of the Schroeder funeral home. A prayer service and an Eastern Star service conducted by Vesper Chapter 61 were held Sunday evening at the funeral home.

    Pallbearers were Lawrence Maynard, John Dirks; Larry Swift, Tom Miller, Viggo Henriksen, Tom Ross, Jim Miller, Scott Swift, and Bob Swift.

    Mrs. Klemme, the former Lois LaVerna Swift, was born July 11, 1920 to LuVern and Selma Nelson Swift in Akron. She graduated in 1938 from Akron high school, where she excelled in sports. She played on the Akron high school girls' basketball team as a guard, and went to the state basketball, tournament twice with the local winning team. Lois, known as "Lefty" pitched for a softball team from the time she was in junior high, and was highly respected by her team mates and opponents. She married Leonard Klemme, January 18, 1942 at Akron. They farmed for many years in the Akron area moving to Akron in 1962 when they opened the Akron Bowl, which they operated until 1976. The couple were co-owners of the Town and Country Hardware store in Akron from 1977 to 1980. Lois was an exceptional bowler and golfer enjoying these activities even through the past year. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a very special person, and a loving, caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member and past worthy matron of OES chapter 61; member of the American Legion auxiliary; Rural Home Culture club; Akron Bowling association; and Ladies Golf association. She served on the Akron Community school board of directors, being the first woman elected to this position. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran church and LCW.

    Survivors include her husband, Leonard; one daughter, Judy Lynn Davis and one son, Gay nor Swift Klemme, both of St. Louis, Mo; one sister, Genevieve Earner of Washington, D.C; two brothers, Burton "Lefty" Swift of Akron, and Hugh "Barney" Swift of Tombstone, Ariz; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles.

    Akron Register Tribune
    Thursday, June 14, 1984.

Alwayne Edith Delaney

F, b. 5 September 1919, d. 29 April 2012
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlwayne Edith Delaney was also known as Galvin.
Married Name30 December 1942As of 30 December 1942,her married name was Blaue.
Married Name5 September 1987As of 5 September 1987,her married name was Klemme.
  • Alwayne Edith Delaney was born on 5 September 1919.
  • She married Erv Blaue on 30 December 1942.
  • Alwayne Edith Delaney married Leonard Fredrick Klemme, son of Frederick Klemme and Etta Margaret Tapper, on 5 September 1987.
  • Alwayne Edith Delaney died on 29 April 2012 at age 92 Alwayne Klemme, 92, of Le Mars passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at her home in Le Mars. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with Reverend John Battern of the Le Mars United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com. Alwayne Edith Delaney was born September 5, 1919 on the family farm in Stanton Township, rural Plymouth County, Iowa to Martin and Anna (Ahlrichs) Delaney. Alwyne attended country school near her home. She was united in marriage to Erv Blaue on December 30, 1942 in Elk Point, South Dakota. Together they operated Blaue''s DX station from 1942 until 1960. Erv passed away on April 21, 1963. Alwayne had later worked at Zeneith Corporation in Sioux City for a number of years. In 1970, Alwayne started to spend her winters in California and returned to Iowa in the summer. On September 1987, Alwayne was united in marriage to Leonard Klemme. Together they enjoyed spending the winters in California, Arizona and Nevada. Leonard passed away on October 28, 2006. Alwayne was a member of the Le Mars United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed traveling, golfing, bowling, and visiting with family and friends. Survivors include her 5 sisters: LaVonne Brouillette and her husband Errol of Salix, IA, Charlene Boyle of Le Mars, Katheryn Tapp of San Jose, CA, Esther Auck and her husband Bernie of Riverside, CA, and Thelma Coats of Tulsa, OK; 2 sisters-in-law, Mary (Lynn) Greimann of Phoenix, AZ and Connie Delaney of Iowa City, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands.

Ken Ridgeway

M, d. before November 2006
  • Ken Ridgeway died before November 2006.

Claus John Kruse

M, b. 26 January 1911, d. 13 March 2001
  • Claus John Kruse was born on 26 January 1911.
  • He married Irene Wilhemine Anna Klemme, daughter of Frederick Klemme and Etta Margaret Tapper, on 14 June 1959 Irene (Klemme) Popken and Claus Kruse marriage announcement.
    Lemars Le Mars Globe Post June 18, 1959 - Irene (Klemme) Popken and Claus Kruse marriage announcement
  • Claus John Kruse died on 13 March 2001 at Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, at age 90 NAME OF DECEASED & AGE: Claus John Kruse, 90, of LeMars
    CAUSE OF DEATH:
    DATE of DEATH: Tuesday, March 13, 2001
    PLACE of DEATH: at Floyd Valley Hospital, LeMars, Iowa
    DATE of BIRTH: Jan. 26, 1911
    PLACE of BIRTH: in Washington township, Plymouth Co. Iowa
    PARENTS: son of Dick and Flora Katherine (Frerichs) Kruse
    SPOUSE & DATE of 1st MARRIAGE: Doretta Westhoff, Nov. 29, 1934; The couple made their home on the Kruse family farm. His wife died July 18, 1957.
    PLACE OF 1st MARRIAGE: in Grant Township, Plymouth Co. Iowa
    SPOUSE & DATE of 2nd MARRIAGE: Irene Popken, June 14, 1959. The couple made their home on the Kruse Century farm until moving into LeMars in October 1999.
    SURVIVORS: include his wife; two daughters and their husbands, Dorothy Ann and Fred Goettsch of Sioux City and Lennice and Don Farnham of Hillsboro, Ore; a son and his wife, Duane and Sharon Popken of LeMars; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Meyer.
    PRECEDED in DEATH by: an infant brother, Harm; a brother, Harm; and infant sister, Antja; and a sister, Anke Margaret Jelken.
    PLACE of BURIAL: St John Evangelical Cemetery, rural Akron, Iowa
    NEWSPAPER SOURCE & DATE: The Sioux City Journal

    ~Partial Obituary--documenting the pertinent details from the obituary content
    ~Part of the Darrell E. Obituary Collection.
  • He was buried after 13 March 2001 at Saint Johns Cemetery, Craig, Plymouth, Iowa.
     Claus John Kruse obtained US Social Security Card at Iowa; last residence Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa.

Bernard Arthur Klemme

M, b. 11 October 1914, d. 22 April 1915
Father*Frederick Klemme b. 19 Dec 1886, d. 18 Jun 1962
Mother*Etta Margaret Tapper b. 15 Nov 1890, d. 24 Feb 1963
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBernard Arthur Klemme was also known as Benny.
  • Bernard Arthur Klemme was born on 11 October 1914.
  • He was the son of Frederick Klemme and Etta Margaret Tapper.
  • Bernard Arthur Klemme died on 22 April 1915 at age 6 months, 11 days, Bernard Arthur Klemme obituary.
    Le Mars Semi Weekly Sentinel May 7, 1915 - Bernard Arthur Klemme obituary

Bernard H. Marienau

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBernard H. Marienau was also known as Ben.
  • Bernard H. Marienau died.
  • He married Ida Berg.

Children of Bernard H. Marienau and Ida Berg

Ida Berg

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Marienau.

Children of Ida Berg and Bernard H. Marienau

Robert Marienau

M, b. 24 June 1935, d. 10 May 2005
Father*Bernard H. Marienau
Mother*Ida Berg
  • Robert Marienau was born on 24 June 1935.
  • He was the son of Bernard H. Marienau and Ida Berg.
  • Robert Marienau died on 10 May 2005 at age 69 Robert Marienau, 69, of San Bernadino, Calif., and formerly of Le Mars, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in San Bernadino, Calif.
    Robert was born June 24, 1935, in McNally in Sioux County, the son of Bernard and Ida (Berg) Marienau. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He attended school in Brunsville. He was drafted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict.
    On March 15, 1961, he married Mary Lou Recker.
    Survivors include two sons, Brian of Kansas City, Mo., and Blaine and his wife, Carolyn, of Sioux City; a daughter, Rebecca and her husband, Jeffrey Mason of North Sioux City, S.D; two brothers, Norman and his wife, Neva, of Hawarden and Leonard and his wife, Eleanor of Ireton; two sisters, Eileen Vander Helm of Hawarden and Lorraine and her husband, Donald Luksan, of Le Mars; five grandchildren, Amanda and Brittany Barley, Jason Marienau, Cassandra and Ashley Mason; and many nephews and nieces.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Elverna Marienau; two sisters, Ida Mae Marienau and Evelyn (Klemme) Gronemeyer; three brothers-in-law, Norman Klemme, Glenn Gronemeyer and Henry Vander Helm; one nephew, Marvin Vande Hoef and one great-nephew, Chris Walrod.
    A memorial service was held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ireton for the family. Burial was in the Department of Veterans Affairs Riverside National cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

Henry Vander Helm

M, d. before June 2005
  • Henry Vander Helm died before June 2005.

Marvin Marienau

M, d. before June 2005
Father*Bernard H. Marienau
Mother*Ida Berg

Elverna (?)

F, d. before June 2005
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Marienau.

Ida Marie Marienau

F, d. before June 2005
Father*Bernard H. Marienau
Mother*Ida Berg

Mary Elizabeth VanNatta

F, b. 21 October 1893, d. 2 February 1962
Father*George Roscoe VanNatta b. 16 Nov 1869, d. 18 Sep 1941
Mother*Mary Ann Wiedman b. 5 Jul 1874
  • Mary Elizabeth VanNatta was born on 21 October 1893 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
  • She was the daughter of George Roscoe VanNatta and Mary Ann Wiedman.
  • Mary Elizabeth VanNatta died on 2 February 1962 at age 68.
Census DateLocation
1895Fifth Ward Dubuque, Dubuque, IowaMary Elizabeth VanNatta appeared on the census of 1895 in the household of George Roscoe VanNatta at Fifth Ward Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa.
1900Julien, Dubuque, IowaMary Elizabeth VanNatta was listed as a daughter in George Roscoe VanNatta's household on the 1900 Census at Julien, Dubuque, Iowa.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Julien, Dubuque, Iowa; Roll: T623_430; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 107.

Laura VanNatta

F, b. 1891
Father*George Roscoe VanNatta b. 16 Nov 1869, d. 18 Sep 1941
Mother*Mary Ann Wiedman b. 5 Jul 1874

Michael Schneider

M, b. circa 1878
Father*Paul Schneider b. 1843
Mother*Mary Maring b. c 1852, d. b 1927
Census DateLocation
1 June 1905Paris, Grant, WisconsinMichael Schneider is listed as nephew on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of John Frederick Maring at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinMichael Schneider was listed as a brother-in-law in William Eggers's household on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

William Eggers

M, b. 26 January 1883, d. December 1941
  • William Eggers was born on 26 January 1883 at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • He married Mary Schneider, daughter of Paul Schneider and Mary Maring, on 10 October 1906.
  • William Eggers died in December 1941 at age 58 William Eggers obituary.
    Madison Wisconsin State Journal December 5, 1941 - William Eggers obituary
Census DateLocation
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinWilliam Eggers was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Children of William Eggers and Mary Schneider

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

Viola Eggers

F, b. circa 1909
Father*William Eggers b. 26 Jan 1883, d. Dec 1941
Mother*Mary Schneider b. Sep 1883
Census DateLocation
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinViola Eggers was listed as a daughter in William Eggers's household on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

Marcella Eggers

F, b. circa 1913
Father*William Eggers b. 26 Jan 1883, d. Dec 1941
Mother*Mary Schneider b. Sep 1883
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameNovember 1930As of November 1930,her married name was Lawrence.
  • Marcella Eggers was born circa 1913 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of William Eggers and Mary Schneider.
  • Marcella Eggers married William Lawrence in November 1930 at Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, Marcella Eggers and William Lawrence marriage announcement.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald And Times Journal November 30, 1930 - Marcella Eggers and William Lawrence marriage announcement
Census DateLocation
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinMarcella Eggers was listed as a daughter in William Eggers's household on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

Luella Eggers

F, b. circa 1918
Father*William Eggers b. 26 Jan 1883, d. Dec 1941
Mother*Mary Schneider b. Sep 1883
Census DateLocation
20 January 1920Smelser, Grant, WisconsinLuella Eggers was listed as a daughter in William Eggers's household on the 1920 Census at Smelser, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED124. Dwelling 144.

Lena R. Wackershauser

F, b. circa 1883
Father*Henry Wackershauser b. c 1832, d. a 1882
Mother*Louisa Maring b. c 1843, d. b 1927
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1925As of before 1925,her married name was Hartstrom.

Frederick W. Lebben

M, b. 31 December 1894
Father*John L. Lebben b. 29 Aug 1861, d. 19 Feb 1936
Mother*Anna B. Wackershauser b. Aug 1867
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederick W. Lebben was also known as Fred J.

Henry John Lebben

M, b. 6 November 1889
Father*John L. Lebben b. 29 Aug 1861, d. 19 Feb 1936
Mother*Anna B. Wackershauser b. Aug 1867

Rose Schmelz

F, b. circa 1880
Father*Joseph Schmelz b. c 1855
Mother*Barbary Maring b. c 1858, d. b 1927
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Harvey.

Children of Rose Schmelz and Morten Harvey Sr.

Morten Harvey Sr.

M, d. before 1925

Children of Morten Harvey Sr. and Rose Schmelz

Chester Harvey

M, b. circa 1904
Father*Morten Harvey Sr. d. b 1925
Mother*Rose Schmelz b. c 1880

Morten Harvey Jr.

M, b. circa 1906
Father*Morten Harvey Sr. d. b 1925
Mother*Rose Schmelz b. c 1880

Irene M. Kieler

F, b. 8 April 1919, d. 3 October 2006
Father*Arthur John Kieler b. Feb 1894, d. 18 Feb 1929
Mother*Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz b. Feb 1897, d. 14 Apr 1981
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name7 June 1938As of 7 June 1938,her married name was Kowalski.
  • Irene M. Kieler was born on 8 April 1919 at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur John Kieler and Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz.
  • Irene M. Kieler married Donald Francis Kowalski, son of George Kowalski and Theresa Bode, on 7 June 1938 at Kieler, Grant, Wisconsin, Irene Kieler and Donald Kowalski marriage announcement.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald June 14, 1938 - Irene Kieler and Donald Kowalski marriage announcement
  • Irene M. Kieler died on 3 October 2006 at age 87 Irene M. Kowalski, age 87, of Cassville, died on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, at the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. She was born on April 8, 1919, in Paris Township, daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Loeffelholz) Kieler. On June 7, 1938, she married Donald F. "Doc" Kowalski at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kieler. Irene was the original bookkeeper for Kowalski-Kieler, Inc., which her husband co-founded with her brother, Lester Kieler, in 1946. Irene was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and the National Council of Catholic Women. She loved spending time with her family and she enjoyed reading, cooking, sewing and traveling. Irene is survived by seven children, Mary Jane (Roger) Droessler, Dickeyville, Julaine (Wilfred) Udelhofen, Cassville, Betty Lou (Wayne) Kruser, Dickeyville, James (Charlotte) Kowalski, Dickeyville, Donna Jean (Larry) Bernhardt, Cassville, Collette (the Rev. Tom Hallowell) Kowalski,Schuyler, Neb., and Colleen Kowalski, Cassville; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Orpha Schneider, Cuba City, and Sr. Genesia Ginter, OSF, Milwaukee; a brother, Arthur (Kathleen) Kieler, Hazel Green; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Doc, Irene was preceded in death by her brothers, Lester (Shirley) Kieler and Gene Ginter; and a brother-in-law, Francis Schneider. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. at ST. CHARLES CATHOLIC CHURCH in Cassville with Father John Norder officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, 2006 at the church. Memorials may be offered to St. Charles Catholic School.
  • She was buried after 3 October 2006 at Saint Charles Catholic Church Cemetery, Cassville, Grant, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocation
3 April 1930Paris, Grant, WisconsinIrene M. Kieler was listed as a daughter in Elizabeth Dora Loeffelholz's household on the 1930 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin; l.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; Roll: 2574; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 336.0. Dwelling 19.