Le Mars, Iowa – Marlene M. Winterfeld, 78, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Accura Healthcare in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. A private family funeral service with burial at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Le Mars will take place at a later date. Rev. Dr. Jean Ziettlow will officiate.
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Marlene Mae Winterfeld was born on September 16, 1940 in Le Mars, Iowa, the only child of Herman A. and Clara (Borchers) Heeren. She was baptized and later confirmed on April 11, 1954 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Preston Township. Marlene was raised on her family’s farm west of Le Mars and graduated from Le Mars High School in 1958. After graduation she took a position as a secretary for the Floyd River Project in Sioux City, Iowa. When that project was completed she began work at the Cummings Nursing Home in Sioux City.
On September 4, 1962, Marlene and Duane Winterfeld were united in marriage at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. They made their home on Duane’s family farm west of Sioux Center where they raised their son Randy. They later moved to Le Mars in 2013. Marlene enjoyed being a homemaker and farm wife and liked being involved on the family farm. She also loved following all of her grandsons activities. Marlene was an avid reader and was well versed with current events. She had a love for country western music, had a large CD collection and enjoyed all types of dancing.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 56 years, Duane Winterfeld of Le Mars, IA; a son and his wife, Randy James and Mindy Winterfeld of Hull, IA; three grandchildren, Mitchell James, Ashten James and Keagen James all of Hull, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Clara (Borchers) Heeren; and her mother and father-in-law, Theodore & Edna (Rehder) Winterfeld.