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Merlyn “Mert” Oltmanns, 77

Posted March 17, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Merlyn “Mert” Oltmanns of Le Mars, Iowa, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2015, at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.

A Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 19 at Christ Lutheran Church, Grant Township, rural Le Mars with Reverend Ben Worley officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa followed by a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Thursday 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.

Pallbearers will be Judd Herzberg, Joe Herzberg,

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    Jack Combs, 92

    Jack Combs of rural Westfield, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at his home near Westfield surrounded by his family.

    Private family services will be held at a later date. The Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron, Iowa is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

    Jack Cooper Combs was born March 12, 1922 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of

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    Goldie Friske, 88

    Goldie Friske, 88, of Akron, Iowa, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 13 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Reverend Jim Berka and Reverend Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, March 12 with the family present after 6:00 p.m., and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen

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    Lorna Loutsch, 80,

    Lorna Loutsch of Westfield, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, following a brief illness.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 9 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Akron. Reverend Roger Linnan and Deacon Richard Port will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Akron. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8 with a Catholic Daughters of the Americas

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    Ariyanna Rose Miller, 16

    Ariyanna Rose Miller of rural Hawarden, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Alcester-Hudson Elementary Gymnasium in Alcester with Father Doug Klein and Father Roger Linnan concelebrating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Alcester. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00

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    Lois J. Solbue, 69

    Lois J. Solbue was born April 12, 1945 in Sioux County, Iowa to Edith Moehlmann. She died February 9, 2015 at Sanford hospital in Sioux Falls at the age of 69 years, nine months and 27 days.

    Funeral services were held Friday, February 13, 2015 at Nathanael Lutheran Church in Alcester. Arrangements were made with Wass Funeral Home of Alcester and Beresford.

    Lois was raised by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Moehlmann,

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    Leonard Welch, 54

    Leonard Welch of Akron, Iowa, passed away Monday, February 23, 2015, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa following a courageous battle with liver cancer.

    Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 26 at Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Deacon Richard Port from St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Akron will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00

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    Thomas W. Baack, 63

    Thomas W. Baack of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa following a brief illness. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at All Saints Parish – St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars. Father Paul Eisele will officiate. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home

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    Robert L. Phillips, 89

    Robert L. Phillips of Augusta, Wis., passed away early Saturday morning, Feb. 21, 2015, at the Augusta Area Nursing Home and under the care of Mayo Hospice.

    Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Augusta, with Pastor Lon Jury officiating. Burial with military rites conducted by Augusta area veterans will be held in the West Lawn Cemetery in Augusta. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at

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    Douglas Mackey, 63

    Douglas Mackey, 63, of Akron, Iowa passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Akron. Military honors will be conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. Visitation with the family present will be Friday, February 20, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., all at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home –

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