Obituaries

IOWA FALLS—Velma Lois Crosser, 88, of Iowa Falls, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Scenic Manor. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 520 College Ave., Iowa Falls. A time of visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13…

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IOWA FALLS - Dena Boor, 95, of Iowa Falls, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton. A memorial visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Woodley Funeral Home. Graveside inurnment will follow at the Northlawn Memory Gardens. Woodley …

IOWA FALLSWilliam Lauper, 75, of Iowa Falls and formerly of the Quad Cities, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Scenic Manor in Iowa Falls. He and his wife had recently moved to Iowa, after residing in the Quad City area for 40 years.Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at …

ACKLEYHarriett Klein, 80, of Ackley, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Grand JiVante in Ackley. A memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Sietsema Funeral Home. Harriet…

IOWA FALLS—William Lauper, 75, of Iowa Falls and formerly of the Quad Cities, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Scenic Manor. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Christ United Methodist Church, 3801 7th St. in East Moline, Illinois. Woodley Funeral Home and Crem…

GENEVA - Larry Schachterle, 64, of Geneva, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m. at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Sietsema Fu…

IOWA FALLS-Donna Barker, 76, of Iowa Falls, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, at Grand JiVante in Ackley. No services are planned at this time. Woodley Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Iowa Falls is assisting the family with cremation care.

IOWA FALLSRobert P. Beard, 90, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, formally of Massillon, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at the Hubbard Care Center. Private family services for Robert P. Beard will be held at the Sunset Hills Memory Gardens Cemetery, North Canton, Ohio. Memorials may be directed t…

IOWA FALLS - Ashtyn Ray Christiansen was born Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at 12:46 p.m. to mother Melba Guerra. He weighed 1 pound, 2.5 ounces and was 12 inches long. He blessed those around him with his presence for 28 days, where he then passed peacefully in his Mommy’s arms into the hands o…

GENEVA—Larry Schachterle, of Geneva, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5-7 p.m. at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Sietsema Funeral Hom…

PARKERSBURG—Betty Ann DeGroote, 88, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at her home. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Allison Municipal Cemetery in Allison.  Visitation will be from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Redman-Schwartz Funeral Home in Parkersburg. M…

Norman Arthur Card Jr., 84, of Iowa Falls, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Heritage Care Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the St. Marks Catholic Church. A Rosary will be at 4:30 p.m. and visitation from 5-7 Wednesday at Linn’s Funeral Home, 1521…

ACKLEY—Harriett Klein, 80, of Ackley, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at Grand JiVante in Ackley. A memorial service will be Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Sietsema Funeral Home.

ALDENDonald J. Lehmann, 79, of Alden, formerly of Iowa Falls, passed away at his home Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Iowa Falls Evangelical Free Church, 19939 County Highway D20, Iowa Falls. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26…

ELDORAGeorge D. Danger, 77, of Eldora, formerly of Buckeye, Iowa, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the Eldora Specialty Care in Eldora. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Linn’s Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. Time of visitation will be 10-11 a.m. prior to the funeral. …

ALDENErik Cleveland, 97, of Alden, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at the Hansen Family Hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Alden with burial in the Bethany Cemetery in Kelley, Iowa. Visitation will be an hour before the funeral…

PARKERSBURGSylvia Jansen passed from this life to the next on Nov. 21, 2019, with a faith so strong that all of life’s storms (and even a tornado) could not bend its firm foundation.She was born on July 3, 1925, to William Vanderwerf and Cora VanTiger Vanderwerf, on a farm north of Aplington…

ACKLEYMarie Arends, 91, of Ackley, passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at Grand JiVante in Ackley. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held for Marie at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, rural Geneva, on July 11, 2020. Further details will be announced at a later time. Woo…

POPEJOY—Aaron Polzin, 36, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at his home in Popejoy.  A memorial service will be Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m. at the Dayspring Assembly of God Church in Belmond. The family will receive friends Monday, Nov. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Boeke Funeral Home in Hubbard…

Kent Dale Winterberg, 60, of Iowa Falls, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at his home in Iowa Falls, of natural causes. Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the First Reformed Church, with burial in the Pleasant View Cemetery, both in Aplington. Visitation will be fro…

STORY CITY—Marjorie Stensland, 96, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at her residence in Story City. Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Radcliffe. Burial will follow in the Radcliffe Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunda…