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Donald Minten

Mr. Donald Minten, age 91, of Alton, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at the Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 18, at 10:30am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. The Rev. Fr. Daniel Greving will officiate. Interment will follow the service at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, from 9:00am to 10:00am, at the church.
ALTON, IA
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Royce E. Brown

Royce E. Brown, 90 of Kingsley, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, IA. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, IA. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery with military rites conducted the U.S. Army and American Legion Nash Post 140 of Kingsley, IA. Visitation will be Friday 5-7:00 p.m. with the family present at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, IA. Online condolences may be sent to rohdefh.com.
KINGSLEY, IA
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Michael A. Dreckman

Michael A. Dreckman, 65, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Arrangements are pending with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.rexwinkelfh.com.
LE MARS, IA
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Ryan Hodgson

Ryan Hodgson, 39, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at MercyOne in Sioux City, Iowa. Arrangements are pending with the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
LE MARS, IA
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James Trudeau

James Jim Edward Trudeau, 84, of Sturgis, SD, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, August 27, 2021, at the Ft. Meade VA Hospital in Sturgis, SD. James was born August 8, 1937, in Elk Point, SD, to Leo and Vera (Rosenberger) Trudeau. They lived on a farm near Elk Point and later moved to a farm near Vermillion, SD. When he was a small boy, he attended Spirit Mound grade school and later graduated from Vermillion high school in 1955.
VERMILLION, SD
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Alvin Eugene Lindsey

Alvin Eugene Lindsey was born November 13, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa to Fred Lafayette and Maurine (Cutter) Lindsey. On April 7th 1972 he was united in marriage to Catherine Stewart and to that union there were three sons, Christian, Todd, Clayton. Later remarried Debra Sams on February 27, 2007 and she brought with her three more sons, Dustin, Delbert III, and Daniel Halterman. Alvin enjoyed playing cribbage with all of his buddies and taking naps with his dogs.
CHARITON, IA
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Thomas Pottebaum

Thomas I. Pottebaum, 61 years old, of Alton, IA, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 at Orange City Area Health System in Orange City, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton, with Father Daniel Greving officiating and Deacon Dan Goebel assisting. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton. Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, there will be a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m. all at the church. Visitation will resume one hour before the service on Monday at the church. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
ALTON, IA
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Janet J. Negus

Janet June Negus, 77, of Springfield, Illinois, passed at 4:27 P.M. on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center. Her memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Sutherland United Methodist Church with David Orthmann ~ officiating. Burial will be at Waterman Cemetery...
PAULLINA, IA
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Rev. Jeff Schleisman

The Rev. Jeff Schleisman, 56, of rural Lake City, died surrounded by his family at his home on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church-St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll. The celebrant will be the Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City. Homilist will be Father Merlin Schrad. Concelebrants will be members of Father Jeff’s Jesu Caritas Group: Father Craig Collison, Father Richard Ball, Father Bill McCarthy, Father Brent Lingle and Father Timothy Pick. Music will be by Kathy Halbur and Sherry Loughran. Gift bearers will be Father Jeff’s sisters: Deb Gemberling, Cindy Barkmeier and Yvonne Doty. Casket bearers will be Les Schleisman, Brad Schleisman, Jim Gemberling, Bill Barkmeier, Cain Bachman and Tate Schleisman. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Holy Family Cemetery near Lidderdale.
CARROLL, IA
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Dr. Denise Greene

Dr. Denise D. Greene, 53, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Faith Reformed Church, Rock Valley, with interment in Valley View Cemetery, Rock Valley. Denise Dawn Klaahsen was born Sept. 16,...
ROCK VALLEY, IA
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Fr. Jeff Schleisman of Lake City

Rev. Jeff Schleisman, age 56, of rural Lake City, died on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Holy Spirit Church- St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll. The Celebrant will be the Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City. Homilist will be Fr. Merlin Schrad. Concelebrants will be members of Fr. Jeff’s Jesu Caritas Group: Fr. Craig Collison, Fr. Richard Ball, Fr. Bill McCarthy, Fr. Brent Lingle, and Fr. Timothy Pick. Music will be by Kathy Halbur and Sherry Loughran. Gift Bearers will be Fr. Jeff’s sisters: Deb Gemberling, Cindy Barkmeier, and Yvonne Doty. Casket Bearers will be Les Schleisman, Brad Schleisman, Jim Gemberling, Bill Barkmeier, Cain Bachman, and Tate Schleisman. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Holy Family Cemetery near Lidderdale. Visitation will be held at Holy Spirit Church from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday morning. A livestream of the funeral mass will be available on the Sharp Funeral Home – Carroll YouTube Channel. A link will be provided on Fr. Jeff’s obituary page at www.sharpfuneral.com the morning of the funeral mass. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left at www.sharpfuneral.com.
LAKE CITY, IA
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David Lynn Jeffres

David Lynn Jeffres died Labor Day, September 6, 2021, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee. Dave was born August 19, 1948, in South Sioux City, Nebraska, to Lauren and Frances Jeffres. He grew up on a farm outside Sioux City, Iowa, and remained a farm boy at heart all his life. He met Vicki Bellows at Iowa State University in Ames, in 1968, and they were married June 6, 1970. Their daughter Jacee was born in Sioux City in 1978. The three of them moved to Hermitage, Tennessee, in 1984, and Samantha Jeffres was born there in 1986. Dave started working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1987 and retired there in 2019. He was a member of Hermitage United Methodist Church since 1989. He enjoyed gardening and being outside his entire life and was happiest in his own backyard.
NASHVILLE, TN
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Gary Mollet

Gary Lyman Mollet passed away on September 9, 2021. Gary was born in Sioux City, Iowa on June 29, 1950 to Lyman and Frances Mollet. He grew up on a farm in Burbank, South Dakota and attended a one room country schoolhouse until 7th grade. He graduated from Vermillion High School and then earned a Business Management degree from the University of South Dakota.
BURBANK, SD
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Thomas “Goog” Pottebaum, 61, Alton

ALTON—Thomas “Goog” Ivan Pottebaum, 61, Alton, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at Orange City Area Health System. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, with a parish rosary and vigil prayer service at 5 p.m., at the church. Visitation will resume 9-10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Remsen Funeral Home & Monument.
ALTON, IA
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Rev. Jeff Schleisman, age 56, of rural Lake City, died on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at his home and surrounded by his family. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021 at Holy Spirit Church- St. John Paul II Parish in Carroll. The Celebrant will be the Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City. Homilist will be Fr. Merlin Schrad.
LAKE CITY, IA
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Richard Beyer

Richard Beyer, 76, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, at Sioux Center Health. Private family graveside service was Wednesday, Sept. 8, at Hope Cemetery. Hull. Richard Alan was born June 24, 1945, in Sheldon, Iowa, son of Lambert and Lucile (Stegemann) Beyer. He grew up near Hull where he attended country school and graduated from Boyden-Hull High School.
HULL, IA
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Merle Van Roekel

Merle Van Roekel, 77, of Boyden, Iowa, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021, at his residence. Memorial service was Friday, Sept. 10, at First Reformed Church, Boyden, with interment in Sheridan Township Cemetery, Boyden. Merle Lee Van Roekel was born Sept. 8, 1943, at Boyden to Abe and Artie (Van Zee)...
BOYDEN, IA
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Nellie De Bruin, 95, Hospers

HOSPERS—Mrs. Nellie De Bruin, age 95, of Hospers, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at the Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hospers. The Rev. Cory Van Sloten and the Rev. Aaron Gonzalez will officiate.
HOSPERS, IA
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Nellie De Bruin

Mrs. Nellie De Bruin, age 95, of Hospers, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021, at the Sanford Sheldon Senior Care. There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, September 15, at 11:00am, at the First Christian Reformed Church in Hospers. The Rev. Cory Van Sloten will officiate. Interment will be prior to the service at the Hospers Cemetery. There will be a family prayer service on Wednesday, at 10:00am, at the Oolman Funeral Home in Hospers. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the funeral home.
HOSPERS, IA