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Janet W. Williams
Published March 2, 2005, Page B-5

Nov. 27, 1916 - Feb. 26, 2005

WELLSBURG—Janet W. Williams, 88, of Wellsburg, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora of natural causes. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 1, at First Christian Reformed Church in rural Wellsburg with the Rev. Tom Vos officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Janet was born Nov. 27, 1916, at home in rural Grundy County, the daughter of Will and Ada (Ruter) Janssen. She attended Wellsburg High School and graduated in 1933. On Sept. 25, 1935, she was united in marriage to Will Williams at the First Christian Reformed Church Parsonage. After their marriage, they farmed in rural Grundy County. Will died in 1957, and Janet continued living on the farm. In 1980, Janet moved to Wellsburg, living there until May 2001, when she moved to Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora. Janet was an active lifelong member of First Christian Reformed Church, where she was involved in Queen Esther’s Circle, the Ladies Guild and the Life Group. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Survivors include two daughters, Wilma Peters and husband Marlyn and Elaine Kosanke and husband Myron, all of Eldora; four grandchildren and one step-grandchild; five great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, John Janssen of Ackley; and two sisters-in-law, Hilda Janssen of Wellsburg and Emma Walters of Eldora.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Will; two sons, Wendell Williams in infancy and Elmer Williams; one grandson, Jeff Peters; one great-grandson, Brandon Gelhaus; and one brother, Claus “Bud” Janssen.

Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg was in charge of the arrangements.

©Iowa Falls Times-Citizen 2005 


Kimberley Reece
Published March 2, 2005, Page B-5

Monday, Feb. 28, 2005

WEST DES MOINES—Kimberley Reece, 52, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, as a result of cancer from a brain tumor at Life Care Center of St. Louis, Mo. Kim also had multiple sclerosis, which she battled for many years. Services will be held Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at Valley United Methodist Church in West Des Moines. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials go to the American Cancer Society.

Kim graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1971. She worked in Minneapolis and St. Louis all of her adult life where she was able to express her cooking skills, which she thoroughly enjoyed.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Janet and Gary Nail of West Des Moines; brother Bill Reece and wife Nancy and sons William and Charles of Mandeville, La.; sisters Tevi Robinson and daughters Amanda and Kelsey, of St. Louis and Bonita Joyce and husband Don, and children Jessica and Brandon, of Mahtomedi, Minn.; stepbrothers Christopher Nail and wife Mary Kay of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Andy Nail of Fairbanks, Alaska; and close friend Diane Rossina of St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her father, William Reece, and grandparents Harold and Gladys Reece, and grandmother Beatrice Reece.

©Iowa Falls Times-Citizen 2005 


Marvin E. Pingel
Published March 2, 2005, Page B-5

ALDEN—Marvin E. Pingel, 68, of Alden, died recently at his home. Visitation is Sunday, March 6, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Surls Funeral Home in Alden. Services will be held Monday, March 7, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with the Rev. Bob Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Alden Cemetery.

Marvin was born March 21, 1936, in Alden, the son of Gustav and Lillian (Fisher) Pingel. He graduated from Alden High School in 1954. He was in the National Guard from 1959 until 1964. On May 15, 1960, he was united in marriage to Joyce Rush at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Marvin was a farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; a son, Bradley of Altoona; a daughter, Joy Hesse of Runnells; six grandchildren; two brothers, Allen Pingel of Columbus, N.C., and Bob Pingel of Hampton; and three sisters, Pauline Werley of Davidson, N.C., Alice Bouret of Del City, Okla., and Marian Kerlin of Kerrville, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Michael K. Pingel.

©Iowa Falls Times-Citizen 2005 


Thomas Mulford
Published March 2, 2005, Page B-5

April 23, 1918 -Feb. 24, 2005

IOWA FALLS—Thomas "Rich" Mulford, 86, of Iowa Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls. A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 28, at Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with the Rev. T. J. Norman officiating.

Thomas was born April 23, 1918, in Reeve Township, Franklin County, the son of Arthur and Esther (Conrad) Mulford. He went to country school and then attended Bradford and Iowa Falls schools. He also attended Ellsworth College. On Jan. 4, 1938, he was united in marriage to Betty L. Thies in Iowa Falls. Thomas was part of the Welden group that went to Alaska during World War II to defend the borders and build a transport bridge, part of the Alaskan Highway. He later worked construction with his father and brothers. Thomas was a 50-year charter member of the Iowa Falls Moose.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Betty of Iowa Falls; two sons, Robert and Ronald of Iowa Falls; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Mulford of Iowa Falls; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Erle Mulford of Iowa Falls, and Dr. Charles Mulford and wife Mary Ann of Ames; and sister-in-law Mary Mulford of Iowa Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dick Mulford; two brothers, Jonas and Walter; and a sister, Shirley Neubauer.

©Iowa Falls Times-Citizen 2005 


Sandra 'Sam' Howard
Published March 2, 2005, Page B-5

Monday, Feb. 28, 2005

RADCLIFFE­—Sandra “Sam” Howard, 41, of Radcliffe, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Memorial services will be Saturday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Radcliffe. Her cremated remains will be interred at Radcliffe Cemetery.

Friends may call at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Radcliffe on Friday, March 4, from 4 until 8 p.m. with family present from 6 until 8 p.m.

Boeke Funeral Home of Radcliffe is in charge of arrangements.

©Iowa Falls Times-Citizen 2005 


Ilo Mae Severs
Published March 2, 2005, Page B-5

July 31, 1922 - Feb. 27, 2005

DUMONT—Ilo Mae Severs, 82, of Dumont, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at the Hampton Health Care Center of natural causes. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m. at the Dumont Reformed Church with the Rev. Bob Scholten officiating. Burial will follow in the Lynwood Cemetery, Clarksville. Visitation is Wednesday from 3:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Dumont.

©Iowa Falls Times-Citizen 2005 

Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/3/2005


Paul Edwin Koenen
Published March 5, 2005, Page 6

Aug. 18, 1943 - Feb. 28, 2005

BRISTOW—Paul Edwin Koenen, 61, of Bristow died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, in Wisconsin due to injuries sustained in a snowmobile accident. Funeral services were held Friday at the Trinity Reformed Church in Allison with the Rev. Steve Petroelje officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel Reformed Church Cemetery in rural Aplington.

Paul was born Aug. 18, 1943, in Aplington, the son of the Rev. Peter and Jennie (Ostendorf) Koenen. He graduated from Aplington High School. On Aug. 14, 1964, he married Judy Klooster in the Bethel Reformed Church in rural Aplington. Paul was a truck driver for Shear Elevator in Bristow. He was a member of Trinity Reformed Church in Allison where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed golfing, snowmobiling, going hunting and fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Paul is survived by his wife, Judy Koenen of Bristow; four sons, Steve and Charlotte Koenen of Aplington, Scott and Gina Koenen of Corona, Calif., Shawn and Melissa Koenen of Waterloo, and Seth Koenen of Cedar Falls; two daughters, Shelly and Dave McGill of Mount Vernon and Stacia Koenen of Cedar Falls; seven grand­children, Nicholas, Mandi, Molly, Morgan, Wyatt, Cade and Camden; three brothers, Wayne and Judy Koenen of Mankato, Minn., Justin and Elaine Koenen of Waterloo, and Dennis Koenen of Aplington; and four sisters, Vera and the Rev. Gerald Osland of Aplington, Inez and Bob Ketchum of Belmond, Rita and Dick VandenOever of Goshen, Ind., and Alda and Don Frey of Aplington.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David.

Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Allison was in charge of the arrangements.


Ardeth A Barnes
Published March 5, 2005, Page 6

March 25, 1923 - Feb. 28, 2005

Ardeth A Barnes, 81, of Mason City died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Memorial services were held Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Donald L. Simmonds officiating. Private family interment services will be in the Alden Township Cemetery. Memorials may be given | to Wartburg College, Waverly.

Ardeth was born March 25, 1923, in Hardin County, the daughter of Johan and Dena (Briese) Lettow. Ardeth was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buckeye. She graduated from Alden High School, attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, and also attended the American Institute of Business in Des Moines. Ardeth married Joseph M. Barnes Feb. 19, 1943, in Clayton, Mo. In 1945, while living in Windsor Heights, Ardeth helped establish Windsor Heights Lutheran Church. Because of her efforts, she was awarded a Life Member of the WMF of the American Lutheran Church. The Barnes moved to Mason City in 1962. Ardeth was active in many civic organizations. She was past president of the YWCA, former Girl Scout leader, served as co-president of the Parents Committee at Wartburg College and a volunteer at the MacNider Art Museum. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, PEO Chapter DZ, Occident Study Club and the Mason City Country Club. Ardeth enjoyed traveling, cooking, decorating her home, and was an avid golfer.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph M. Barnes of Mason City; two daughters, Ranae A. Stinson of Mason City and Melinda Barnes Hoke and husband Jared P. Hoke of Marine on St. Croix, Minn.; grandchildren Alexander M. Hoke, Evan J. Hoke and Charlotte A. Nielsen; and great-grandson Bradley T. Nielsen.

Ardeth was preceded in death by her parents.

Major Erickson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Sandra "Sam" Howard
Published March 5, 2005, Page 6

Dec. 13, 1963 - Feb. 28, 2005

RADCLIFFE—Sandra "Sam" Howard, 41, of Radcliffe died Feb. 28, 2005, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames due to complications of liver cancer. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Radcliffe. Sam's cremated remains will be interred at Radcliffe Cemetery.

Sandra Lee was born on Dec. 13, 1963, to Robert and Beverly (Adams) Wheeler in Story City. Sam was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hubbard and confirmed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Radcliffe. She grew up in Radcliffe and graduated from Radcliffe High .School in 1982, then continued her education at DMACC in Boone. She served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 until 1990.

On July 28, 1989, she was united in marriage to Brian Lee Howard in New Jersey. They moved back to Radcliffe in February 1990 where she resided until the time of her death. Sam was employed in the accounting department at American Packaging Inc. in Story City until disabled by her illness.

Sam enjoyed golfing, camping, bowling, softball, coaching and attending her children's sports activities. She served as president, vice president and secretary/treasurer of the Radcliffe Ladies Golf League.

Those remaining to cherish her memory are her husband, Brian Howard, and their children, Dana and Devin Howard of Radcliffe; her father, Robert A. Wheeler of Radcliffe; her mother, Beverly Wheeler of Radcliffe; four brothers, Bob Wheeler and wife Linda and Bill Wheeler and wife Sandy, all of Radcliffe, Wayne Wheeler and wife Marie of Donna, Texas, and Vernon Wheeler and wife Brenda of Medical Lake, Wash.; two sisters, Brenda Hinderaker and husband Glen and Wanda Mennenga and husband Robert, all of Radcliffe; along with many nieces and nephews, three great-nieces and two-great nephews.

Boeke Funeral Home of Radcliffe is in charge of arrangements.


Jeanette Burrows
Published March 5, 2005, Page 6

Oct. 21, 1913 - Feb.26,2005

ALLISONJeanette Burrows, 91, of the Allison Care Center in Allison died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, from natural causes. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 1, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Parkersburg with the Rev. Anthony Bradseth officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, New Hartford.

Jeanette was born on the family farm in Tama County on Oct. 21, 1913, the daughter of George and Laura (Morris) McNamee of Dysart. She was the ninth child of that family of 13 children. She attended rural school and Dysart High School.

Jeanette McNamee was united in marriage with C.D. "Beany" Burrows on Sept. 16, 1933, at the Little Brown Church at Nashua. They farmed in Geneseo Township near the Dysart area until 1954. They moved to their farm near New Hartford where they were dairy farmers until retiring in 1975.

Jeanette participated in the farming and dairying on a daily basis. She raised chickens and always had a large garden. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren. Most members of the family had favorite "dishes" baked by Jeanette. The all-time favorite was her rolled sugar cookies. There were always sugar cookies at her home. Grandchildren are currently vying for the ability to bake the cookies “most like Grandma's.”

After retirement, Jeanette and Beany enjoyed playing the banjo and violin in bluegrass groups. They traveled to bluegrass events in the Midwest and entertained locally. Retirement also gave them more time to visit in their children's homes. Participation in the farming and fishing in the pond were highlights. Following Beany's death, Jeanette moved to Parkersburg in 1978. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She moved to the Allison Care Center in February of 1993.

Jeanette is survived by three sons, James of Waterloo, Lany and Wanda of Sumner, and Dale and Mary Beth of Leonard, Texas; three daughters, Donna and Paul Lindeman of Dysart, Mary and Ken Oldenburger of Parkersburg, and Cheryl and Steve Hosper of Melbourne; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Emma Burrows of LaPorte City and Vera Burrows of Jesup; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence "Beany" in 1977; four brothers, Gilson, Namon, David and Tommy, and eight sisters, Ercell Bahr, Ruth Krug, Mary Jane Krug, Helen Coates, Theone Magill, Viola Burrows, Iola Whitmore and Lorena Buchanan.

Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Adolph W. Herbrechtsmeier
Published March 5, 2005, Page 6

April 17, 1919 - Feb. 22, 2005

ZEARING—Adolph W. Herbrechtsmeier, 85, of Zearing, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, from complications with pneumonia. Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at St. John's Lutheran Church with Dr. Matthew Rueger officiating. Burial was at the Hubbard Cemetery.

Adolph was born April 17, 1919, to Henry and Alma (Ziebell) Herbrechtsmeier in Hubbard. During his youth he lived on the family farm south of Hubbard and enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and playing sports. Later the family moved to another Herbrechtsmeier farm farther south. With the outbreak of World War II, Adolph joined the Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific as a mechanic on fighter planes. He was posted to the islands of Guadalcanal and Bougainville (among others). Adolph was proud of his association with the Marine Corps and maintained an active connection with his squadron, VMF 211, the "Wake Island Avengers." For a brief period after the war, Adolph remained in the Marine Corps, and while serving at Cherry Point, N.C., met Ida Elizabeth "Lib" Cory, of Savannah, Ga. They were married on June 22, 1946, in Savannah. They moved back to Hubbard in order to take up farm life, moving to the family farm south of Hubbard after his parents' deaths, and took in a maiden aunt who needed his care. Adolph farmed with his brother Harry and brother-in-law Asher Oakes for many years. Adolph was supportive of local athletics and school programs, and served on the Hubbard School Board for a time. The family also attended St. John's Lutheran Church, where Adolph served as elder and in other capacities during his life.

From his youth Adolph was an avid fisherman, making many fishing trips throughout the United States and Canada. Adolph was also an aviator, receiving his private pilot's license and owning several different planes that were frequently seen over the skies of Hubbard and surrounding areas. He gave rides regularly to Boy Scout troops, relatives, friends and various other local folks who showed an interest. Adolph and Lib were also members of the Iowa Flying Farmers for many years, and Adolph served as an officer on various occasions, including one term as president. After retirement, Adolph and Lib spent their winters in Florida and traveling across America. He took up golf and bicycling and spent many hours in his woodworking shop making furniture for friends and relatives. In his last years Parkinson's disease afflicted Adolph severely, and it took away his ability to be active, which was always very important for him. Since 2003 Adolph and Lib had been residents of Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Zearing.

Survivors include his wife, Lib; children Ed of Rockville, Md., Mary of Tucson, Ariz., Bill of Eureka, Calif.; and nephew Paul Cory of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren Andy Bell of Hubbard, Brad Bell of Omaha, Neb., Eve Galvin of Palm Springs, Calif.; Myranda Herbrechtsmeier of Osceola; and a brother Harry of McCallsburg.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and brothers Harold and Ernest and sisters Dorothy and Arlene.


Lloyd G. Lee
Published March 5, 2005, Page 6

July 26, 1924 - Feb. 28, 2005

ELDORA—Lloyd G. Lee, 80, of Eldora passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at Scenic Manor, Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Cottage Community Church, rural Iowa Falls, with the Revs. Russell Surls and Kenneth Nason officiating. Burial will be at the Cottage Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family c/o his wife: Mable Lee, 21575 Co. Hwy. D-41, Eldora, IA 50627.

Lloyd George Lee was born July 26, 1924, at his parents' home in Story County, the son of George James and Sigvalda (Horness) Lee. He attended country school in Story County, walking most of the time cross-country several miles. He was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Story City, on Oct. 23, 1938. In 1939 the family moved to the current Lee farm in Ellis Township, Hardin County. Lloyd graduated from Owasa High School in 1942. Lloyd served with the U.S. Army from Dec. 8, 1944, to Nov. 4, 1946, serving in the Asian Pacific Theater and the occupation of Japan. He loved working on the farm, fishing, reading and traveling.

On June 25, 1953, he was united in marriage to Mabel Axtell at the Methodist Church in Campus Town, Ames. To this union three sons were born: Barry, Murray and Lynn. He was a member of Cottage Community Church, where he taught adult Sunday School for many years. He was also secretary for Cottage Community Hall and Cottage Cemetery for many years. He was active serving the Lord in all church activities and was present and helped with the moving of the church building to its present location, as well as planting the comer-stone of the church.

Lloyd G. Lee is survived by his wife, Mabel Lee of Eldora; three sons, Barry Lee of Lake Worth, Fla., Murray Lee and wife Deice of Johnson City, Tenn., and Lynn Lee and wife Trish of Eldora; two sisters, Erma Walters of Lakewood, Colo., and Margaret Pickering and husband Dale of Lenora, Kan.; two brothers, Orville Lee and wife Marlys of Eagle River, Wis., and Jerry Lee and wife Marilyn of Iowa Falls; and two sisters-in-law, Edna Lee of Iowa Falls and Velma Carpenter of Owasa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Sigvalda Lee; three brothers, John, Herman and Everett Lee; and one half-brother, Glen Carpenter.

The Linn's Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/10/2005


Jay Francis Kurth
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

November 6, 1936 - March 5, 2005

ACKLEY—Jay Francis Kurth, 68, of Ackley died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ackley with the Rev. Jim Miller officiating. Burial followed in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Jay was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Ackley, the son of Julius and Irene (Lockman) Kurth. He graduated from Ackley High School in 1955. From 1955 to 1957 Jay served in the U.S. Army. On Feb. 15, 1958, he married Sharon Pieters in Ackley. Following his marriage to Sharon, he worked with his father doing plumbing and heating. He then started his own business producing wagon boxes and pickup racks. As time progressed, his business changed and he went into fiberglass fabrication. Jay was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Elliott-Keninger Post. No. 252 of Ackley, Iowa Falls Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 1331, Ackley Country Club, Ducks Unlimited, National Rifle Association and Schleswig Wine Club. Jay had been a pilot and flight instructor and was an avid winemaker.

Jay is survived by his wife, Sharon; three children, Kim Blakesley and husband Bruce of Cedar Falls, Jeff Kurth and wife Janet of Ackley, and Tracey Barritt of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Joshua, Tylor, Katie, Bill, Ksyusha, Justin, Jeremy, Jordan, Jessica, Matthew and Megan; two great-grandchildren, Kristi and Amber; two brothers, Steve Kurth and Mike Kurth and wife Gretchen; two sisters, Susan Swart and husband Duane and Debra Kurth; 14 nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ted Main and wife Shirley and James Bear.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his parents, Julius and Irene Kurth; one grandson, Edward Gulsvig; and one niece, Amber Harms. Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley was in charge of the arrangements.


Phyllis A. Bartlett
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

July 28, 1924 - March 8, 2005

IOWA FALLS—Phyllis A. Bartlett, 80, of Iowa Falls passed away Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 8, at the First Christian Church, Iowa Falls, with the Rev. T. J. Norman officiating. Burial was at the Northlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa Falls. Memorials may be directed to the family c/o her son: Pete Bartlett, 101 Riverwoods Road, Iowa Falls, IA 50126.

Phyllis Arleta Davenport was born July 28, 1924, at Bradgate, the daughter of Fay Tecumsah and Marjorie Melona (Goodell) Davenport. She attended the Rutland Community Schools, graduating with the class of 1940. She then went on to graduate from the Iowa Methodist Nursing School, Des Moines, and attended the State University of Iowa for two years. She worked at the Pediatric Polio Wards and the University Hospitals, Iowa City, and did community health nursing for Scott County in Davenport. On June 3, 1950, she was united in marriage to Meade Canfield Bartlett at Iowa City. To this union three children were born: Anne, Peter and Mary Elizabeth. She was a homemaker and farmed with her husband after they moved to the Iowa Falls area in 1954. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Iowa Falls, where she served as a deaconess and a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She was also a member of the Parchment Club.

Phyllis A. Bartlett is survived by her children, Anne Krepps and husband Bob of Cape Coral, Fla., Pete and wife Kathy of Iowa Falls, and Liz Posey and husband Lyle of Ottawa, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Renee, Jeff and Brian Posey of Ottawa, Kan., James and Michael Krepps of Tucson, Ariz., Matthew Krepps of Cape Coral, Fla., and Andrea and Kinsey Bartlett of Iowa Falls; and two brothers, Rodger W. Davenport and wife Doris of Crossville, Tenn., and Stuart R. Davenport of Humboldt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fay and Marjorie Davenport; and her husband, Meade Bartlett. Linn’s Funeral Home of Iowa Falls was in charge of the arrangements.


Anna A. Harvey
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

Monday March 7, 2005

IOWA FALLS—Anna A. Harvey, 97, of Iowa Falls died Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital. Funeral services are pending with the Linn’s Funeral Homes, Iowa Falls Chapel.


Anna Lyn Souhrada
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

January 15, 1989 - March 5, 2005

ALLISON—Anna Lyn Souhrada, 16, of Allison died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo after a car accident. Funeral services are Wednesday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Allison-Bristow Gymnasium in Allison. Burial will follow in the Saratoga Cemetery in Saratoga with the Rev. Steve Petroelje officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Anna Lyn Souhrada Memorial Fund. Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home of Allison is in charge of arrangements.


Charles Huntley
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

August 10, 1916 - March 4, 2005

STOUT—Charles William Huntley, 88, of Stout passed away Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Grundy County Health Care System in Grundy Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 8, at the Stout Gospel Hall in Stout. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery in New Hartford. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice or to Grundy County Health Care System. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly was in charge of arrangements.


Dennis Dale Rewerts
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

July 24, 1951 - March 4, 2005

ALLISON—Dennis Dale Rewerts, 53, of Allison died Friday, March 4, 2005, of natural causes at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Funeral services were Monday, March 7, at the Trinity Reformed Church in Allison with the Rev. Steve Petroelje officiating. Burial followed in the Allison Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a scholarship fund for Dennis’s grandchildren. Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Allison was in charge of the arrangements.


Henry Schipper
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

April 23, 1922 - March 4, 2005

APLINGTON—Henry A. Schipper, 82, of Aplington died Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Maple Manor Care Center, Aplington, of natural causes. Funeral services were held Monday, March 7, at the Bethel Reformed Church, rural Aplington, with the Rev. Scott Summers officiating. Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Aplington. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Chapel, Aplington, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Laura E. Reents
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

March 23, 1911 - March 6, 2005

ALLISON—Laura E. Reents, 93, of Allison died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Allison Care Center from natural causes. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 8, at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Allison. Burial followed in the Allison Cemetery with the Rev. Ralph Wedeking officiating.


Lindsey Jo Harms
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

August 18, 1989 - March 5, 2005

CLARKSVILLE—Lindsey Jo Harms, 15, of Clarksville, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at Waverly Municipal Hospital after a car accident. Funeral services are Wednesday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m. at the Allison-Bristow Gymnasium in Allison. Burial will follow in the Allison Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Petroelje officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lindsey Jo Harms Memorial Fund. Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home of Allison is in charge of the arrangements.


Pat Huber
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

May 29, 1940 - March 1, 2005

CLARKSVILLE—Don “Pat” Patrick Huber, 64, of Clarksville died at his home Tuesday, March 1, 2005, of natural causes. Funeral services were held Monday, March 7, at the Community United Methodist Church, Clarksville, with the Rev. Ann Donat officiating. Burial was in Lynwood Cemetery, Clarksville. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Clarksville, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Robert Hamilton
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

Monday, March 7, 2005

IOWA FALLS—Robert Hamilton, 88, of Iowa Falls died Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls with burial in the Greene Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Surls Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Ruth Topp
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

Sunday, March 6, 2005

HUBBARD—Ruth Topp, 79, of Hubbard died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Hubbard Care Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hubbard. Ruth Topp will be buried at Sherman Township Cemetery in rural Hubbard. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Boeke Funeral Home in Hubbard.


Simon Rindels
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

August 24, 1910 - March 6, 2005

ALLISON—Simon Rindels, 94, of Charles City died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at the Allison Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Allison with burial in the Allison Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to service time on Wednesday at the funeral home.


Thomas H. Becker
Published March 9, 2005, Page B-4

February 1, 1926 - March 7, 2005

HANSELL—Thomas H. Becker, 79, of Hansell died Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Hampton Care Center. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Hansell United Methodist Church with burial in the Ingham Township Cemetery in Hansell. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton.

Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/11/2005


Anna A. Harvey
Published March 12, 2005, Page 5

October 2, 1907 - March 7, 2005

IOWA FALLS—Anna A. Harvey, 97, of Iowa Falls passed away Monday, March 7, 2005, at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, Iowa Falls. Funeral services were held Friday, March 11, at the United Methodist Church, Redfield. Burial followed at the East Linn Cemetery, rural Redfield. Memorials may be directed to the North Iowa Hospice, 1 Second Ave. NW, Hampton, IA 50441.

Anna Alice Rote was born Oct. 2, 1907, in Richland Township of Guthrie County, the daughter of James "Irvin" and Ella Mae (Eveland) Rote. She attended rural school and graduated from the Jefferson High School with the class of 1925. She taught rural school in Tilden Township for two years. On Sept. 21, 1927, she was united in marriage to Frank Delbert Booth at Jefferson. To this union two sons were born: Dale and Dean. They operated the Grand Meadow Store near Cherokee, and then the Fielding Country Store near Marcus. The couple later divorced. On May 24, 1944, Anna was united in marriage to Leo Marvel Harvey in Redfield. To this union two more sons were born: Rex and Ki. She became a homemaker, living in Redfield from 1941 to 1989, when she moved to Des Moines, until 1999, when she entered Scenic Manor Care Facility. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Redfield, and a 50-plus-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Anna Harvey is survived by three sons, Dean and wife Ruth Booth of Iowa Falls, Rex J. and wife Jori Harvey of Mentor, Ohio, and Ki L. and wife Trish Harvey of Dumfries, Va.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Victoria Taylor of Hobart, Okla.; and one brother, Dean and wife Phyllis Rote of Perry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Frank and Leo; one son, Dale L. Booth; and four brothers, Cecil, Homer, Ted and an infant, Joseph Rote.

Linn's Funeral Homes, Iowa Falls Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


William 'Bill' Wood
Published March 12, 2005, Page 5

September 9, 1927 - March 10, 2005

IOWA FALLS—William “Bill” Wood, 77, of Iowa Falls, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 1, at the Linn's Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel, with the Rev. Don Preston officiating. Burial will be at the Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Linn's Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel with a 7 p.m. Masonic Service and Moose Memorial Service. Memorials may be directed to Lung Cancer or to Hospice of North Iowa, 1 2 Ave. NW, Hampton, Iowa, 50441.

William was born Sept. 9, 1927, at Deadham, the son of Harry James and Neva C. [Ankenbauer] Wood. He attended the Coon Rapids Community Schools graduating with the class of 1945, and attended the Ellsworth Junior College, Iowa Falls. On Sept. 29, 1946, Bill was united in marriage to Coletta M. Tigges at Des Moines. To this union three children were born: Richard, William and Kathleen. He was employed with Johnson Motors, Iowa Falls, and then as a supervisor with the Eldora Training School, Eldora, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Iowa Falls, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1331, Iowa Falls, serving past governor, and the Mason's Home Lodge No. 192, Iowa Falls.

He is survived by two sons: Richard D. and wife Patricia Wood of Escondido, Calif., William J. and wife Janice Wood of Shawnee, Kan.; one daughter: Kathleen A. and husband Martin Herr of Zearing; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother: James H. and wife Darlene Wood of Nashville, Tenn.; and two sisters: Lottie B. and husband Roger McLean of Sparks, Nev., and Jeanie Parry of Des Moines.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Harry and Neva Wood; and his wife Coletta M. Wood.


Minnie Mary Kielman
Published March 12, 2005, Page 5

September 16, 1917 - March 9, 2005

MARSHALLTOWN—Minnie Mary Kielman, 87, of Grandview Heights Care Center died there Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Following cremation, memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 14, at Pursel-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory. Private family burial will be held at a later date. No visitation is planned at this time. For farther information or to send a condolence please visit www.purseldavis.com.

Minnie was born Sept. 16, 1917, in rural Allison, the daughter of Pete and Rena (Lindaman) Pick. She was raised and educated in the Allison-Bristow area. Minnie was united in marriage to Henry Kielman on March 20, 1936, in Bristow. She owned and operated several restaurants throughout her lifetime before retiring in 1971. Minnie was an avid game player. She enjoyed playing pepper, "kings in the corner," cribbage and Yahtzee with her Grandview friends. Minnie was a member of the Popejoy Methodist Church.

Minnie is survived by her son, Stan, and wife Sandy Kielman of Melbourne; her daughter, Bernita "Bert" and husband Rick Cartee of Marshalltown; her sisters, Lucille Newell and Jean Schaefer, both of Waterloo; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Minnie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry, on July 21, 1954; her brother, John; and her sisters, Dorothy Dralle and Anna LaCoste.


Margie A. Feuring
Published March 12, 2005, Page 5

September 4, 1927 - March 9, 2005

CLEAR LAKE—Margie A. Feuring, 77, of Clear Lake, formerly of Marble Rock, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at the Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at First United Methodist Church, 619 Main St., Iowa Falls, with the Rev. Don Preston officiating. Internment will be in the Northlawn Memory Gardens, Iowa Falls.

Margie Arlene (Thayer) Feuring was born Sept. 4, 1927, in Owasa, the daughter of Harry and Edna (Lamb) Thayer. She graduated from Owasa High School in 1945. After graduation, she worked at Newberry's Five and Dime and Sanitary Dairy in Iowa Falls. Margie married Rudolph "Rudy" Feuring on April 24, 1946, in Owasa. They started their lives together in southern Iowa. In 1950, they moved to the Hampton-Iowa Falls area, where they farmed with his brother. Because of the closeness of these two families, Margie became a very special aunt to her four nieces, Jan, Linda, Jeannie and Kathy. In later years, Margie and Rudy lived in Marble Rock. After Rudy passed away in 1978, Margie moved to Clear Lake in 1989 to be closer to her children. In 1992, Margie became a resident of Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake.

Margie loved to garden and spend time with her family. She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church. She taught Sunday school and held various positions in the WSCS of the Methodist Church. She was a 4-H leader for three years while living in Marble Rock.

Margie is survived by nine children, Sharon and husband John Fank of Garner, Sandra and husband Danny Chappell of Arlington, Texas, Randy and wife Kym Feuring of Austin, Minn., Dean Feuring of Floyd, Rick and wife Nancy Feuring of Gamer, Kevin and wife Michelle Feuring of Burt, Karia Ginapp of Clear Lake, Steve and wife Heidi Feuring of Mason City, and Craig Feuring of Crystal Lake; 20 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Margie is also survived by her three brothers, Loyd and wife Jackie Thayer of Eldora, Roy and wife Edna Thayer of Texarkana, Ark., and Lyle and wife Fern Thayer of LeGrand; one sister, Mary Ann and husband Wade Baago of Clear Lake; two special cousins, Hazel Freeman of Iowa Falls and Opal Freeman of Mason City; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Carl and wife Vi Couch of Des Moines and Elmer Feuring of Winterset; and many nieces and nephews.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rudy; one infant daughter, Susan; and several other family members.

Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of-the arrangements.


Robert E. Hamilton
Published March 12, 2005, Page 5 - 6

September 2, 1916 - Mareh 7, 2005

IOWA FALLS—Robert Earl Hamilton, 88, of Iowa Falls, died Monday, March 7, 2005, at Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls with the Rev. Don Preston officiating. Burial will be in the Greene Cemetery, Greene. Friends may call at Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls one hour before services at the church.

Robert was born Sept. 2, 1916, at Buckeye to George and Vera (Shook) Hamilton. He graduated from the Greene High School and Iowa State Teacher College (UNI). On Aug. 12, 1939, he married Marvel Bossman in Chicago, Ill. Robert had been a high school business teacher in Marathon, a junior high principal in Iowa Falls, owner of Long-Haul Trucking Co. in Des Moines, business operations of Stockdale's Inc. in Iowa Falls and owner of Bob's MFG Grain Bin Co. in Iowa Falls.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Ann Gilpin and husband, Thomas, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Janice Boe and husband, Roger of Perkasie, Pa.; a son, John Hamilton and wife, Pam, of Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul of Greene and Don of San Marcos, Calif.; a sister, Corinne Hamilton of Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marvel; a brother; two sisters; and a great-grandson.

Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls is in charge of arrangements.


Tosha Lee Brekke
Published March 12, 2005, Page 6

March 13, 1985 - March 10, 2005

IOWA FALLSTosha Lee Brekke, 19, of Iowa Falls, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, Iowa Falls, due to injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be Monday, March 14, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Iowa Falls, with the Rev. Don Preston officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Linn's Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the family c/o her mother: Alaine Sprain, 309 Prospect Ave., Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126.

Tosha was born March 13, 1985, at Mason City, the daughter of Daniel Patrick and Alaine Jeanette [Vaughn] Brekke. She attended the Eldora Community Schools and proudly received her G.E.D. at Ellsworth College in Iowa Falls in 2003. She had been baptized at the First Baptist Church, Eldora. Tosha had been employed as a program manager for the Central Iowa Rehabilitation Services, Inc., of Marshalltown, but she served her group in Iowa Falls.

Survivors include her son, Taylor Shane Sizemore of Iowa Falls; her mother, Alaine and husband Tim Sprain of Iowa Falls; her father, Daniel Brekke of Eldora; two sisters, Megan Brekke of New Providence and Leah Brekke of Charles City; two brothers, Adam Brekke of Illinois and Brook Brekke of Eldora; a stepbrother Tyler Sprain of Iowa Falls; and her maternal grandfather, Gerald Vaughn of Milwaukee, Wis. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Joan Vaughn, and her paternal grandparents, Orville and Pearl Brekke.

Iowa Falls woman dies in crash

IOWA FALLS—Tosha Lee Brekke, 19, of Iowa Falls died Thursday, March 10, at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital due to injuries suffered from a car accident on Highway 65, just three miles south of Iowa Falls. Her son, Taylor Sizemore, 2, also of Iowa Falls, received minor injuries during the crash.

The accident was reported at approximately 9:35 a.m. to the Hardin County Sheriffs Office (HCSO).

The Iowa State Patrol (ISP) investigated the crash, reporting Brekke failed to maintain control of her 1996 Ford Contour and was struck broadside by a semi. The ISP reported she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The 1992 Peterbilt semi was driven by James Ruzicka, 40, of Grundy Center. Brekke's vehicle was considered a total loss.

The ISP was assisted at the scene by the HCSO, AMR Ambulance, the Iowa Falls Fire Department and the North Hardin County Emergency Squad.

Brekke was a former Eldora resident, attending school there before moving to Iowa Falls and receiving her G.E.D. at Ellsworth Community College in 2003. She had been employed as a program manager for the Central Iowa Rehabilitation Services, Inc., of Marshalltown, serving a group home in Iowa Falls.


Evelyn M. Riggins
Published March 12, 2005, Page 6

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

HAMPTONEvelyn Riggins, 81, of Hampton died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at the J Health Care Center in Hampton. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Zion Reformed Church, rural Sheffield. Burial will be at Zion Reformed Church Cemetery, Sheffield. Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Howard Claire Early
Published March 12, 2005, Page 6

Friday, February 25, 2005

CAMERON PARK. CALIF.Howard Claire Early, 78, of Cameron Park, Calif., died Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at his home after a long battle with lung cancer. Howard was the son of Vernon C. and Clara McNeillus Early, and brother of Sydney Early of Ackley. Services were March 4 in California.


Laura Burch
Published March 12, 2005, Page 6

Thursday, March 10, 2005

GRAND RAPIDS. MICH.Laura Burch, 87, formerly of Parkersburg, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Metron of Forest Hills nursing home in Grand Rapids, Mich., from natural causes. Funeral services are pending with the Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg.


Owen Hennigar
Published March 12, 2005, Page 6

Friday, March 11, 2005

ALDENOwen Hennigar, 83, of Alden, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services are pending with the Surls Funeral Home in Alden.


Ethel Martin
Published March 12, 2005, Page 6

August 22, 1911 - March 10, 2005

NEW PROVIDENCEMrs. Ethel (Willard) Martin, 93, a longtime resident of New Providence, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Hubbard Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the Honey-Creek New Providence Friends Church. Burial will follow services at the New Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday at the Biersborn Funeral Home in Union where her family will be present to greet friends from 5 until 7 p.m.


Ruth M. Lamasters
Published March 12, 2005, Page 6

Friday, March 11, 2005

ELDORARuth M. Lamasters, 78, of Eldora, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora of natural causes. Funeral services are pending at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.


Subrenia Nielsen
Published March 12, 2005, Page 6

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

STEAMBOAT ROCKSubrenia Ann Nielsen, 48, of Steamboat Rock died Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Funeral services were Friday, March 11, at First Baptist Church in Steamboat Rock with the Rev. Harrison Uppert officiating. Burial was at the Steamboat Rock Cemetery.

Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/15/2005


Owen (Dex) Keith Hennigar
Published March 16, 2005, Page B-6

February 17, 1922 - March 11, 2005

ALDEN—Owen (Dex) Keith Hennigar, 83, of Alden died Friday, March 11, 2005, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Burial will be in the Diagonal Cemetery.

Owen was born Feb. 17, 1922, in Rockford, the son of Art and Hazel (Titus) Hennigar. He attended school in northern Iowa while doing farm work. On April 10, 1946, he married Alma Carolyne Taylor in Lakewood, Colo. Owen entered World War II and served four years in the CID division of the U.S. Army military police. After his discharge Owen stayed in Colorado. He worked in farm cattle and trucking, hauling hay, rock, livestock and farm machinery. He retired from Agland in 1987 because of ill health. He still trucked when he could. Owen moved to Nuno, Colo., in 1978 and then to Alden in 1994. He was an amateur rodeo rider, saddle bronc and bare back. Owen loved horses and his dogs. He enjoyed reading, company and visiting his friends.

Owen is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alma of Alden; four brothers, Don Hennigar and wife Karma of Jefferson, Loren Hennigar and wife Nonie of Northwood, Hollis Hennigar and wife Smokey and Stanley Hennigar and wife Sharon, all of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Betty Harris of Miami, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews who were very dear to him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Eileen and her husband, Lynn Van Envory; and five brothers, Wayne, Elwood, Glen, Bruce and Daryle.

Surls Funeral Home in Alden was in charge of the arrangements.


Anna P. Fahey
Published March 16, 2005, Page B-6

Saturday, March 12, 2005

JOPLIN, Mo.—Anna Patricia Fahey, 98, Joplin, Mo., formerly of Ackley, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Spring River Christian Village, where she had been a resident since 1995. A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 15, at Parker Mortuary, Joplin, with the Rev. Justin Monaghan officiating. The body was cremated, with internment in Iowa.


Fred Herman Bakker
Published March 16, 2005, Page B-6

Monday, March 7, 2005

PARKERSBURG-Fred Herman Bakker, 80, of Marshalltown, formerly of Parkersburg died Monday, March 7, 2005, of natural causes at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Funeral services were held Thursday, March 10, at the First Congregational Church in Parkersburg with the Rev. Ron Bartlett officiating. Interment was at the Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg. Full military rites were given by the American Legion Post No. 285. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Parkersburg American Legion Post No. 285.


Gertrude Ubben
Published March 16, 2005, Page B-6

Saturday, March 12, 2005

ACKLEY—Gertrude Ubben, 86, of Ackley died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Presbyterian Village of Ackley. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15, at the Christian Reformed Church with burial at the Memorial Park Cemetery, both of Austinville. Linn's Funeral Home of Ackley was in charge of the arrangements.


Lester Manning
Published March 16, 2005, Page B-6

Saturday, March 12, 2005

LATIMER—Lester Manning, 78, of Latimer died Saturday, March 12, 2005, of natural causes at North Iowa Mercy Health Center East Campus in Mason City. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15, at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Latimer with the Rev. Gene Bryant officiating. Burial followed in the Hampton Cemetery. Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton was in charge of the arrangements.


John G. Jacobson
Published March 16, 2005, Page B-6

Monday, March 14, 2005

HUBBARD—John G. Jacobson, 70, died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls. Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at Boeke Funeral Home in Hubbard. John will be interred in his family plot in a cemetery in South Dakota at a later date.


Mabel M. Woods
Published March 16, 2005, Page B-6

Sunday, March 13, 2005

STEAMBOAT ROCK—Mabel M. Woods, 91, of Steamboat Rock died from natural causes Sunday, March 13, 2005, at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 18, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with the Rev. David Splett officiating. Burial will follow at the Eldora City Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.

Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/19/2005


Georgia G. “Loudene” Arnold
Published March 19, 2005, Page 7

July 27, 1938 - March 15, 2005

IOWA FALLS—Georgia G. “Loudene” Arnold, 66, of Iowa Falls, formerly of Webster City, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the Southfield Care Center, Webster City. Funeral services were Friday at the Linn’s Funeral Chapel, Iowa Falls, with burial following at the Northlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa Falls.

Georgia Gloria Loudene Graves was born July 27, 1938, in Hamilton County, the daughter of James Orville and Doris Helen (Fetty) Graves. She attended the Webster City schools, graduating with the class of 1956. On Feb. 21, 1961, she was united in marriage to Roger Vance Arnold at Williams. To this union one son was born: Robert. They were later divorced. Loudene was employed as a laundress with the Crestview Care Center, Webster City, and had also worked for Rocky’s Pizza and Jim’s Grill in Webster City. She was baptized in the First Baptist faith, and was a former member of the Ladies of the Moose.

Loudene Arnold is survived by her son, Robert and wife Deanna Arnold of Eldora; five grandchildren, Robert Arnold Jr. and wife Kristen of Hampton, and Angela, Shandi, Bethany and Nicholas Arnold, all of Eldora; two step-grandchildren, Mark Wood of Webster City and Matthew Youngblut of Eldora; one great-grandchild, Ivy Arnold of Hampton; three sisters, Francis and husband Herb Olson of Pleasant Hill, Doris Helton of Webster City, and Dixie and husband Jim Ralston of Eagle Grove; and one brother, Max and wife Janet Graves of Marshalltown.


Madalyn Clothier
Published March 19, 2005, Page 7

November 15, 1910 - March 15, 2005

APLINGTON—Madalyn Clothier, 94, of Aplington  passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at Maple Village Apartments, Aplington. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 21, at the Northside Christian Church, Warrensburg, Mo., with burial to follow at the Sunset Cemetery, Warrensburg. Visitation will be from 12 until 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Linn’s Funeral Homes, Iowa Falls Chapel.

Madalyn Miller was born Nov. 15, 1910, in Lucas County, the daughter of Edward and Edna (Clement) Miller. She attended rural school and graduated from the Chariton High School with the class of 1928. She then attended business school in Staunton, Va. She worked for the Woolworth’s Department Store in Chariton as its first bookkeeper. On Feb. 25, 1934, she was united in marriage to Walter Edward Clothier in Chariton, Iowa. To this union four children were born: Edward, Mary Ann, Evelyn and Martha. They farmed north of Lucas until retiring to Warrensburg, Mo., in 1977. She entered the Maple Village Apartments at Aplington in 1999. Madalyn was a 4-H leader for many years while at Chariton and was a member of the Northside Christian Church, Warrensburg. She enjoyed sewing, china painting and fancy work, which she shared abundantly with her family and friends.

Madalyn Clothier is survived by three daughters, Mary Ann and husband Roger Davis of Trinidad, Colo., Evelyn and husband Loren Langford of Iowa Falls, and Martha and husband Donald Pieper of McHenry, Ill.; one daughter-in-law, Geneva Clothier of Warrensburg, Mo.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cleta Thomas of Storm Lake and Lavada Petersen of Newell; one brother, Bud and wife Shirley of Dayton; and two sisters-in-law, Wilma Clothier of Chariton and Marcia Lescoe of Port Orchard, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Edna Miller; her husband, Walter Clothier; and her son, Edward Clothier.


Ella Marie Parker
Published March 19, 2005, Page 7

April 7, 1907 - March 18, 2005

OWA FALLS—Ella Marie Parker, 97, of Iowa Falls passed away Friday, March 18, 2005, at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, Iowa Falls. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Williams Cemetery, Williams. The  Linn’s Funeral Homes Iowa Falls Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Ella was born April 7, 1907, at Audubon, the daughter of Herman and Minnia (Obermier) Meyer. She attended Audubon Community Schools. She was united in marriage to Floyd Parker on Aug. 26, 1940. She was employed with Swift and Company for 23 years and then with the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital dietery department for 16 years.

Etta Parker is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd; four sisters; and two brothers.


Laura Burch
Published March 19, 2005, Page 7

Thursday, March 10, 2005

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Laura Burch, 87, formerly of Parkersburg, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the Metron of Forest Hills nursing home in Grand Rapids, Mich., from Parkinson's disease. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Parkersburg with the Rev. Anthony Bradseth officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Thelma Opal Carroll
Published March 19, 2005, Page 7

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

HAMPTON—Thelma Opal Carroll, 96, of Hampton died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at the Franklin General Hospital Nursing Facility in Hampton. A private family memorial service was held Saturday, March 19, in West Union with the Rev. Paul Fraser officiating. Inurnment was in the West Union Cemetery. Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home, Hampton, was in charge of the arrangements.

Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/20/2005


DONNA MAE HUTZEL
Published March 23, 2005, Page B-4

May 7, 1929 - March 17, 2005

MASON CITY–Donna Mae Hutzel, 75, of Mason City died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City. Funeral services were held Monday, March 21, at the First United Methodist Church, Mason City, with the Rev. Jo Watkins officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City. Visitation memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Donna Mae Hutzel was born May 7, 1929, the daughter of John and Violet (French) Kisner. She graduated from Iowa Falls High School. She was united in marriage to Donald Hutzel on July 1, 1947. To this union nine children were born. Donna helped start the KH 8 Ball Women’s Pool League in Mason City. She loved hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, canning and cooking. Her greatest love was spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Donna was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her children, Linda (Rex) Raine, Donneta (Josh) Lucas, Sandi (John) Firsching, Terry (Mike) Smith, David Hutzel, Rick (Cherry) Hutzel, Steve (Sherri) Hutzel, Donald J. and his fiancée (Susan) Hutzel, and Mike (Karen) Hutzel; 24 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sisters Virginia Jones, Marilyn Werner and Kathy Kisner; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald; one brother, Richard; stepmother Florence Kisner; and sisters Betty Ellen, Rosemarry, Jeannie and Bonnie.

Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel of Mason City was handling arrangements.


MARJORIE HINTON
Published March 23, 2005, Page B-4

February 2, 1914 - March 20, 2005

NEVADA–Marjorie Lucille Hinton, 91, of Nevada died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Story County Medical Center in Nevada. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 23, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Chet Ryan Mortuary, 708 Fifth St. in Nevada. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 24, at 10 a.m. at the Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada with the Rev. James Roth officiating. Burial will be held in the Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls Thursday at 11:45 a.m.

Marjorie was born Feb. 2, 1914, in Iowa Falls to Joseph and Susie (Moore) Jones. On June 20, 1932, she married William Hinton in Iowa Falls. They were engaged in farming. In 1986, they moved to Nevada. Marjorie was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Presbyterian Church, both in Iowa Falls.

Marjorie is survived by two daughters, Karin Sutton of Nevada and Judy Erwin of Des Moines; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Jan. 28, 1992; a son, William Hinton in 1952; and a brother, Paul Jones Sr.

A memorial fund has been established.

Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/24/2005


GENIE LYDIA FAUST
Published March 23, 2005, Page 8

January 3, 1917 - March 22, 2005

HUBBARDGenie Lydia Faust, 88, of Hubbard died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Hubbard. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Hubbard with the Rev. John Attaway presiding.

Genie was born Jan. 3, 1917, on the Klemme farm five miles south of Hubbard. She and her husband, Norman “Boots” Maland, lived there until his death in 1965. She moved to Hubbard where she lived until her death. Genie graduated from Hubbard High School in 1934. She attended cosmetology school in the early 1960s and worked as a beautician in Radcliffe and at the nursing home in Eldora. She was a lifelong member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Hubbard.

Genie is survived by her three children; two daughters, Carole and her husband Paul Hayes of Hagerstown, Md., and Lois and her husband Bob Houghtaling of Greenfield; and one son Mike Maland and his wife, Mary Ann, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; five grandchildren, Mary Houghtaling-Nguyen of Ridley Park, Pa., Debra Houghtaling of Greenfield, Amy Houghtaling of Shawnee, Okla., Stephanie Edmisten and her husband Mark of Frisco, Texas, and Matthew Maland and his wife, Brenda, of Hagerstown, Md.; three great-grandchildren, Vinh Nguyen, Katie and Paige Edmisten; one brother Robert Klemme and his wife, Phyllis, of Hubbard; one sister-in-law Jeanette Klemme of Hubbard; and many other relatives and friends.

Genie was preceded in death by her parents Freddie and Dora (Brinkmeyer) Klemme; her brother, Forest; son-in-law Bill Reece and three husbands Norman Maland, Dr. Frank Blohm and Raymond Faust.

Boeke Funeral Home in Hubbard is handling arrangements.


KATHRYN BOELMAN
Published March 23, 2005, Page 8

October 24, 1927 - March 22, 2005

GRUNDY CENTERKathryn Boelman, 77, of Grundy Center died of natural causes Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 28, at the First Baptist Church in Grundy Center with the Rev. Michael Nemmers officiating. Burial will follow at the Stout Cemetery in Stout. Visitation will be held Sunday, March 27, from 3-6 p.m. at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Kathryn was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Stout, the daughter of John and Katie (Petersen) Bruns. She attended Lear Grade School near Stout. On Nov. 21, 1949, in Austinville, she was united in marriage to Elmer Boelman. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, where she and Elmer were custodians for many years.

She is survived by her two sons, Stan and wife Paula Boelman of Luton, England, and Larry Boelman of Des Moines; step-mother Grace Bruns of Alden; two half-sisters; two half-brothers; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Elmer.


MARJORIE HINTON
Published March 23, 2005, Page 8

February 2, 1914 - March 20, 2005

NEVADAMarjorie Lucille Hinton, 91, of Nevada died on Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Story County Medical Center in Nevada. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 24, at 10 a.m. at the Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada with the Rev. James Roth officiating. Burial was Thursday, March 24, in the Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls.

Marjorie was born on Feb. 2, 1914, in Iowa Falls to Joseph and Susie (Moore) Jones. On June 20, 1932, she married William Hinton in Iowa Falls. They were engaged in farming. In 1986, they moved to Nevada. Marjorie was a member of the Moose Lodge in Iowa Falls and the Presbyterian Church in Iowa Falls.

Marjorie is survived by two daughters, Karin Sutton of Nevada and Judy Erwin of Des Moines; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on Jan. 28, 1992, a son, William Hinton in 1952, and a brother, Paul Jones Sr.

The family received friends on Wednesday, March 23, at Chet Ryan Mortuary, 708 Fifth Street in Nevada, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established.


Clive ‘Shorty’ Akers
Published March 23, 2005, Page 8

Thursday, March 24, 2005

ALDENClive “Shorty” Akers, 85, of Alden died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at the Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will Monday, March 28, be 10:30 a.m. at the Immanuel Memoruial UCC Church in Alden with the Rev. Bob Miller presiding. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation is Sunday, March 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Linn’s Funeral Chapel in Alden.


Mildred Blair
Published March 23, 2005, Page 8

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

ELDORAMildred Blair, 95, formerly of Eldora, currently residing at the Extended Care Center in Sidney, Neb., died there Tuesday, March 22, 2005. Funeral services are pending at Biersborn Funeral Home in Union.


Wilbur Peterson
Published March 23, 2005, Page 8

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

CRYSTAL LAKEWilbur Peterson, 84, of Crystal Lake died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Hospice of North Iowa in Mason City. Funeral services will be Monday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m. at Crystal Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev. Catherine Luck and the Rev. Diane Goulson officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Buffalo Township Cemetery near Titonka. Friends may greet the family Sunday, March 27, from 5-8 p.m. at Ewing Dugger Funeral Chapel in Britt and one hour prior to services at the church.


Suzie Syhlman
Published March 23, 2005, Page 8

Friday, March 25, 2005

IOWA FALLSSuzie Syhlman, 72, of Iowa Falls, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, at the Church of the Open Bible in Iowa Falls with burial at a later date. Visitation will be Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls with the family receiving friends from 6 until 8 p.m.


George Gerzema
Published March 23, 2005, Page 8

Friday, March 25, 2005

IOWA FALLSGeorge Gerzema, 82, of Iowa Falls passed away on Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, Iowa Falls. Funeral services are Monday, March 28, at 1:30 p.m. at the Linn’s Funeral Home Chapel in Iowa Falls with burial in Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls. Visitation is Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m.

Updated by Chuck Prickett 3/28/2005


CLIVE “SHORTYAKERS
Published March 30, 2005, Page B-4

August 29, 1919 - March 24, 2005

ALDEN—Clive "Shorty” Akers, 85, of Alden passed away Thursday, March 24, 2005, at the Heritage Care Center, Iowa Falls. Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, at the Immanuel Memorial United Church of Christ, Alden, with the Rev. Bob Miller officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Alden Township Cemetery.

Clive Charles Akers was born Aug. 29, 1919, at his parents' home in Wilkie, Hamilton County, the son of Charles Walker and Gladys Marie (Mclntire) Akers. He attended Wilkie and the Alden Community Schools. On July 14, 1941, he was united in marriage to Imogene Emilene Hutchinson at Bethany, Mo. To this union four children were born: Judy, Clive, Alien, and Julie. ‘Shorty’ served with the U.S. States Army from 1941 to 1944 during World War II. After he was discharged from the Army, he drove a school bus for Alden Community Schools for 14 years and operated the Farm Service Gas Station at 210 Main St., Alden, for 22 years. He was self-employed as a truck driver for Iowa Limestone for many years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Alden American Legion Post No. 201, Alden, and a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1331, Iowa Falls.

Shorty Akers is survived by two sons, Gene Akers and wife Mary of Iowa Falls, and Al Akers and wife Dee of Alden; one daughter, Julie Schillington and husband Randy of Alden; seven grandchildren, Rob (Kelly) Akers of Radcliffe, Kim (Chris) Reifschneider of Olathe, Kan., Justin and Alicia Schillington of Alden, David Akers of Eldora, Bobby Aller of Des Moines, and Cindy (Mark) Kerslake of Lisbon; seven great-grandchildren, Tori and Drenna Akers, Korey Bachman, Kye and Kade Reifschneider, and Rachel and Katlyn Kerslake; two sisters, Gerdine (Merle) Bessman and Gloria (Marlyn) Knott, all of Iowa Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Gladys Akers; his wife, Imogene: one infant daughter, Judy Akers; one brother and two sisters.

Linn’s Funeral Homes, Alden chapel, was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family.


robert bouillon
Published March 30, 2005, Page B-4

November 10, 1929 - March 24, 2005

ALDEN—Robert George Bouillon, 75, of Alden died Thursday, March 24, 2005. Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, at the United Methodist Church of Alden with the Rev. Rick Layman officiating. Burial followed in the Alden Cemetery with military rites conducted by Collins-Dunning American Legion Post No. 201 of Alden.

Robert was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Galt, the son of Maurice and Marie Josephine (Oulmann) Bouillon. Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart. He had been employed by Ralston Purina for over 35 years. Bob enjoyed fishing, camping and the Chicago Cubs.

Bob is survived by a sister, Norma Beyer of Dows; a brother, Marcel Bouillon of Charles City; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Emil; a sister, Marie; and a special friend, Fay Fresse.

Surls Funeral Home of Alden i was in charge of the arrangements.


George E. gerzema
Published March 30, 2005, Page B-4

Decembers, 1922 - March25, 2005

IOWA FALLS—George E. Gerzema, 82, of Iowa Falls passed away Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital, Iowa Falls. Funeral services were held Monday, March 28, at the Linn's Funeral Chapel, Iowa Falls, with the Rev. Randy Crane officiating. Burial followed at the Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls. Memorials may be directed to the family c/o his wife: Vera Gerzema, 618 Main St., Iowa Falls, IA 50126.

George Ebbel Gerzema was born Dec. 8, 1922, at his parents' home in Grant Township, Franklin County. He attended the Grant Township School through eighth grade. On Nov. 8, 1958, he was united in marriage to Vera Mae Powgnas at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Iowa Falls. He did farming labor and carpentry before working for Iowa Falls Roofing Co. for 30 years and then farmed east of Iowa Falls for many years.

George Gerzema is survived by his wife, Vera Gerzema of Iowa Falls; his daughter. Lori J. Husmann (John) of North Libverty; two sisters, his twin, Lena Gerzema, and Mattie Green, both of Ackley; and three brothers, Art Gerzema, Harvey Gerzema and Ebbel Gerzewma, all of Ackley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ebbel and Johanna Gerzema; three sisters, Hattie Hems, Johanna Lemke and Grace Poley; and four brothers, Claus, John, Fred and Matt Gerzema.


Marie jessen
Published March 30, 2005, Page B-4

July 2, 1921 - March 25, 2005

HAMPTON—Marie Jessen, 83, of Hampton died Friday,  March 25, 2005, at the Hampton Care Center of natural causes. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29, at the St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Hampton with the Rev. Mary Peterson officiating. Burial followed in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

Marie was born July 2, 1921, in Alexander, the daughter of Christian and Marie E. (Becker) Yakel. She was raised in Alexander and attended the Alexander community schools. On Sept. 17, 1938, she was united in marriage to Leo Jessen in Fort Dodge. Marie was a farm wife and member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Women's ELCA. She enjoyed crocheting, fishing, dancing, baking, cooking, making crafts and walking.

Marie is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo; two sisters, Katherine and Amelia; and six brothers, John, Henry, Chris, Roland, Kenneth and Robert.

Sietsema-Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton was in charge of the arrangements.


janet M. Lawler
Published March 30, 2005, Page B-4

October 22, 1912 – March 26, 2005

NEW PROVIDENCE—Janet M. Lawler, 92, of New Providence died from natural causes Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, March 29, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eldora with the Rev. James Dubert officiating. Burial followed at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Eldora.

Janet was born Oct. 22, 1912, in Rockford, daughter of Charles and Isabella McElvaney Young. She was educated in a country school near Rockford and after high school, she graduated from cosmetology school. On April 6, 1942, janet was united in marriage to Everett A. Lawler at St. Mark Catholic Church in Iowa falls. She was a farm partner with her husband, a supportive mother, doting grandmother and great-grandmother and lived most of her adult life, on the family farm near New Providence. Janet resided in Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center the last few years of her life. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eldora; the New Providence Birthday Club; the New Providence Music, Art and Drama Club; and bridge groups. Janet was a creative homemaker, extraordinary baker, newspaper devotee, avid bridge player and quiet observer of her life and times.

Surviving is a daughter, Leatrice (James) Virtel of St. Louis, Mo.; sons Junior (Donna) Lawler of Eldora, Dean (Deborah) Lawler of Baltimore, Md., and Rex (Marilee) Lawler of New Providence; and 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Everett, on Sept. 20, 1982; daughter Audrey; sons David and Marty; and brother Charles R. Young.

Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church, Quakerdale or Iowa River Hospice. To send messages of condolence or to view the complete obituary, please visit www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.


robert 'bob' roth
Published March 30, 2005, Page B-4

February 2, 1911 - March 26, 2005

MENNO, S.D.—Robert John "Bob" Roth, 94, of Menno, S.D., died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Menno-Olivet Care Center in Menno where he had resided since Dec. 20, 2004. Funeral services are Wednesday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Scotland, S.D. The Rev. William Greaver III is officiating. Interment is at Unity Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Freeman, S.D.

Bob was born on Feb. 2, 1911, to Jacob and Margaret (Flemmer) Roth on the family farm northwest of Olivet, S.D. He was raised on the family farm and was the oldest of three children. Robert spent a good part of his adult life caring for his mother on his farm, raising cattle, farming on his own and with his brother, Adolph. He had a love for trees and spent many hours working on his grove on his farm. On Aug. 30, 1980, at age 70, Robert married Jessie Atwell in Iowa Falls where they lived until moving to Clear Lake in 2001. Robert and Jessie enjoyed spending the winter months in Texas. He would diligently come back to the farm every spring and fall to help plant and harvest the crops. The farm was a great love of his life. Robert's wife, Jessie, entered the nursing home in Mason City in 2004. He had a recurrence of his cancer in the fall of 2004, and it was his last wish to return to his roots in South Dakota and live out his final days close to his nieces and nephews. He entered the Menno-Olivet Care Center in Menno on Dec. 20, 2004, where he resided until he passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the age of 94 years.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Jessie Roth, of Mason City; his nieces and nephews: Marlys (Dr. Richard) Porter of Sioux Falls, S.D., Karen (James) Hess of LeMars, Sherry Fischer (Dr. Manuel Ramos) of Scotland, S.D., Glenn Roth of Freeman, S.D., and Terry (Deb) Roth of rural Olivet; 13 grandnieces and nephews and six great-grandnephews. Robert is also survived by two stepsons, Alien Atwell of Clear Lake and Richard Atwell of Des Moines; and six step-grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Margaret Roth; one sister, Einora Herman; one brother, Adolph Roth; one niece, Sheila (Roth) Killeen; and one stepdaughter, JoAnn Simcoke.

Services are under the direction of Goglin-Kelley Funeral Home of Scotland, S.D.


Suzie syhlman
Published March 30, 2005, Page B-4

February 24, 1933 - March 25, 2005

IOWA FALLS—Suzie Syhlman, 72, of Iowa Falls went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 25, 2005, after a short battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 29, at the Church of the Open Bible in Iowa Falls with burial at a later date.

Suzie, the daughter of William and Minnie (Wiebrand) Adelmund, was born Feb. 24, 1933, in Parkersburg. On July 9, 1952, Suzie was united in marriage with Fred W. Syhlman at the little Brown Church in Nashua. After marriage, they lived in the Ackley-Geneva and Grundy Center areas. In 1974 they moved to the Iowa Falls area. For many years Suzie worked at Scenic Manor as an aide, in housekeeping and in the kitchen. After her retirement in 2002, she volunteered there.

Mrs. Syhlman is survived by her daughter, Pamela S. Roth, and husband James M. of DeSoto; a son, David W. Syhlman and wife Wilma of Linclon, Neb.; six grandchildren, Joseph F. Roth and wife Sarah of Adel, Suzie M. Justo-Roth and husband Carlos of Des Moines, Thomas J. Roth of DeSoto, Sheri L. Syhlman, David W. Syhlman Jr. and Andrew B. Syhlman, all of Lincoln, Neb.; two great-grandchildren, Allejandro J. Justo-Roth and Samantha K. Roth; two sisters, Ruth Leyen of Iowa Falls and Minnie Clar of Cedar Rapids; and one brother, Doug Adelmund of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Fred; four brothers, William, Abbie, Jake and George Adelmund; and one sister, Alline Bakker.

The family would like to thank the Hospice of North Iowa for their support and the loving care given to their mother during this difficult time.

Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls was in charge of the arrangements.


Cena Thorne
Published March 30, 2005, Page B-4

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

NEW HARTFORD—Cena Thorne, 81, of New Hartford, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at the Maple Manor Care Center in Aplington. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 26, at the First United Methodist Church in New Hartford with the Rev. Sarah Darter officiating. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, New Hartford. Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home, Parkersburg, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Updated by Chuck Prickett 4/1/2005

 
 
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