Funeral Arrangements Made for 55 Year Old Le Mars Man

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Le Mars, IA (ABC9 News) – Funeral arrangements have been made for a 55-year-old Le Mars man who died from injuries sustained in a farming accident on Friday.

Visitation for Gene Sitzmann will begin at 9:30 Thursday morning, with the funeral beginning at 10:30 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Sitzmann was thrown from the cab of his combine after a mechanical failure caused the trailer he was pulling to break loose.

It all happened near 220th Street and Impala Avenue. It was there authorities found the combine Sitzmann was driving in the south ditch. He had been thrown from the cab during the accident. Sitzmann was taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment but later died from his injuries.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is still ongoing.

The Sitzmann family asks all memorials be directed to Gehlen Catholic Schools. 

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