Corinne A. Philiph

Corinne A. Philiph age 80 of Sibley, IA died Tuesday October 23, 2012 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley, with Reverend James Berka officiating. Burial will follow in the Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, IA.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 25th from 2-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley.

Corinne Ann Philiph was born in Sioux City, IA on January 19, 1932, the daughter of Darrel and Helen (Fields) Putnam of Ponca, NE. She grew up in Ponca, NE and attended and graduated from Ponca High School in 1949. After graduating she went to Wayne State Teachers College for two years. Following her teacher training she taught school in Correctionville, IA for a couple years and then moved to Sibley, IA, where she taught third grade. While teaching in Sibley Corinne then met Eugene Philiph and they were later married on August 15, 1954 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ponca, NE. To this union four children were born, Jeffrey, Douglas, SueAnn and Darcy. Corinne was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley and was very active as a Sunday school teacher and the church circle. She very much enjoyed bowling, golfing, going to Music and Theater Productions, and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-eight years, Eugene Philiph of Sibley; four children, Jeffrey (Ann) Philiph of St. Louis, MO, Douglas (Marcia) Philiph of Des Moines, IA, SueAnn (Thomas) Jankowski of Clinton, IA, and Darcy (Robert) Ney of Sibley; eight grandchildren, Hannah and Rachel Philiph of St. Louis, MO, Amanda and Samantha Philiph of Des Moines, IA, Sean, Isaac and Jacob Jankowski of Clinton, IA, and Christina Loverde of Sibley; three great-grandchildren, Arianna, Brenna and Bentley of Sibley; brother, Thomas (Julie) Putnam of Seattle, WA; sister, Sallie (Lonny) Book of South Sioux City, IA; sister-in-law, Sonja Putnam of Norfolk, NE; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marcia and her husband John Peterson; and a brother, Dr. Jon Putnam.

In lieu of flowers memorial are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund.


Ida DeBeer

Ida DeBeer, age 97 of Ellsworth, MN died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Bethel Reformed Church, Little Rock, IA with Rev. Matt Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Reformed Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 24th from 2:00 to 8:00 PM with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids.


Elaine Ann Haupert

Elaine Ann Haupert, 81, died peacefully at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, Iowa, on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Funeral services will be held at Holy Spirit Retirement Home, 1701 West 125th St., Sioux City, IA on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 10:30 AM.

Visitation will be anytime after 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton, IA following the service.

Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of in Remsen. Condolances may be sent online to

Elaine was born on April 9, 1931, to Jacob and Hilda (Pottebaum) Haupert of Alton, Iowa. Elaine spent her early years in Alton, and then moved to the Glenwood State School in Glenwood, Iowa, where she remained until 1955. In 1955, Elaine moved to the Sioux County Home (Hope Haven Residential Care Facility) in Orange City, Iowa. She remained in Orange City until 2009, when she moved to the Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City, IA.

Over the years Elaine enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics, and won numerous ribbons and medals in track and field events as well as basketball and bowling events.

Elaine is survived by four sisters, twin sister Lorraine of Sioux City, IA; Ardelle (Frank) Colabello of Omaha, NE; Judy (Ron) Green of Aurora, CO; Jeanne (David) Chevalier of Webster, MN; three brothers, Dennis (Dianne) Haupert of Soddy Daisy, TN; Dale (Shirley) Haupert of Atlantic, IA; and Jerry (Ruth) of Sioux City, IA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be sent to Holy Spirit Retirement Home.

Harold Dau

93-year old Harold Dau of Sutherland,  passed away Saturday October 20 at Sutherland Care Center,

Funeral service will be held Wednesday morning (October 24th) at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland, Rev. Duane Jalas officiating, with burial to follow at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland, which is in charge of the arrangements for 93-year old Harold Dau of Sutherland.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

LaVonne Baack

LaVonne Baack, 84, of Le Mars passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.

Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church in Craig, Iowa with Minister Joel Nye and Pastor Sarah Nye officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation with the family present to greet friends will be after 5:00 Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  Visitation will continue Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through


Dolores “Dee” Rieck

Dolores “Dee” Rieck, age 82 of Hartley, IA, passed away at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer, IA on Friday, October 19th.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd at 1:30 p.m.  at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel in Hartley with Pastor Len Halvorson officiating.

Visitation will be on Monday, October 22nd at the Hartley Funeral Home Chapel in Hartley from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., with family present 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Burial will be at Harrison Township Cemetery near May City, IA.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at