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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
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Barbara Ann

February 8, 1929 – October 21, 2018

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Barbara Korff
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Obituary for Barbara Ann Korff

Barbara Ann Korff, 89, of LeMars went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The prayer service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday, October 25th at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in LeMars. Public viewing will begin at 2 pm with the family present from 5-7 pm. Her former pastor, James Pointer, will officiate. The funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, October 26th at Sioux City Baptist Church. Pastor Quentin Vaughn will officiate. Lunch will be served immediately after the service. The graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm at Memorial Cemetery in LeMars.

Barbara was born on February 8, 1929 to Robert and Helen (Bray) Wick in Tyndall, South Dakota. She was the youngest of three girls. Barbara graduated from LeMars High School in 1947. She was a member of the student council, the scholarship club, the band, had the lead role in the senior play, and was Secretary-Treasurer of her class.

While attending Westmar College, Barbara began dating Raymond Korff in September 1947. They became engaged the following Christmas and then married in March 1949. The couple had five children and were married for more than 66 years.
Barbara cherished being a wife, homemaker and mother. She thought it was her highest honor to serve her family. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and baking; she used her talents to be a blessing to her family and friends.

Ray and Barb accepted Christ as their personal Lord and Savior in 1973. Shortly thereafter they joined Sioux City Baptist Church and remained faithful members for over 44 years. Barb taught the 2nd grade girls Sunday School class for 38 years. She cleaned the church building as unto the Lord until she was almost 80 years old. She lived her life to be an example to her children, a blessing to others, and a faithful servant to the Lord.
Barbara is survived by all five of her children: Randall and his wife Toni of Mayfield, KY; Sandy and her husband Pastor Ron Ruark of Tustin, MI; Natalie and her husband Pastor Gary Hall of Meyersville, TX; Becky and her husband Clifton Vance of Arlington, TX; and Stephanie and her husband Lanny McManigal of Sioux City, IA. Barb had 16 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray, and both siblings, Bette Holland and Bonny Hammer. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. We rejoice in the knowledge that though she is absent from the world she is present with the Lord. Just as in Proverbs 31 we can say, “Her children arise up, and call her blessed.”

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When Thursday, October 25th, 2018 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Mauer Johnson Funeral Home
780 12th Street SW
Le Mars, IA 51031
Additional Information The family will be present from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Friday.

Service Information

Friday, October 26th, 2018 11:00am
Pastor Quentin Vaughn
Sioux City Baptist
3222 Pawnee Place
Sioux City, IA 51104

Interment Information

Memorial Cemetery
111 3rd Street
Le Mars, IA 51031
Interment Extra Info
Burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

Reception Information

Sioux City Baptist
3222 Pawnee Place
Sioux City, IA 51104
Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home
780 12th St. SW
Le Mars, IA 51031
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206 East Pine
Marcus, IA 51035
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313 Barre St.
Kingsley, IA 51028