Obituaries

ALDENRobert Hutchinson, 85, passed away at his home on Sept. 26, 2020, in Alden, surrounded by his caregivers Ron and Evelyn Tirevold and Luke Neubauer. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Alden Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the S…

ACKLEYDorothea Graf, 91, of Ackley, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, at Grand JiVante in Ackley. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Ackley with burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour before the service at…

IOWA FALLS—William Joseph Pearce, 82, of Iowa Falls, passed away March 21, 2020, at the Eldora Specialty Care Nursing Home in Eldora. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 415 Main St., Iowa Falls. Military Honors will be provided by H…

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IOWA FALLS - Vernon Dale Caruth, 81, of Iowa Falls, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls. Per Dale’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no formal services will be conducted. The Linn’s Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. F…

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ACKLEYJames P. Scallon, 77, longtime resident and farmer of Ackley, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at the home of his brother, Tom, in Clive. A private family viewing will be held at the Woodley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at the St. Mary’s C…

SEWARD, AKRichard Alan Hoversten was born Nov. 20, 1967. He grew up in Alden, Iowa, and graduated in 1986. Richard competed in football and wrestling. Being a big football player, he went to the local junior college, where he punted for the national team. He joined the National Guard, then g…

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HAMPTON - Ray Held, 83, of Hampton, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral services to be announced. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of the Sietsema-Atkinson Funeral Home in Hampton.

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HUBBARD—Joan VanDornum, 87, of Hubbard, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A graveside service will be held at the Hubbard Cemetery on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. Please bring a lawn chair. The family requests that masks be worn and social dist…

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IOWA FALLS—Dorothy Bates, 86, of Iowa Falls, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A private family service will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at the Woodley Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest at the Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those planning…

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ALLISON—Dorothy Anne Luebbers, 76, of Allison, died at home Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14,  at the Holy Family Parish - St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Parkersburg. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sun…

Shirley Ann Heffelmeier Rommel, 92, was called home by the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. She is survived by sons, Jon and Ryan and wife Jill; grandchildren, Cash Rommel, Brittany Code and husband Charles, Megan Rommel Watt and husband Ted and Paige Rommel; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jonat…

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ELLSWORTH—Paul Valde, 96, of Ellsworth, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at the Briarwood Health Care Center in Iowa City. A flowing visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the Boeke Funeral Home in Radcliffe. A graveside service will be Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. at the …

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HAMPTON—Ray Held, 83, of Hampton, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Funeral services are pending with the Sietsema-Atkinson Funeral Home in Hampton

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ACKLEY—Geraldine (Geri) Oelmann went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ackley with a 3 p.m. burial in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Irvington, Iowa. Visitation will be an hour before the ser…

IOWA FALLSFlorence Neuendorf, 93, of Iowa Falls, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, at Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls. Private family services will be held at a later date. The Linns Funeral Home in Iowa Falls is helping the family with arrangements. Further information can be found …

IOWA FALLS—A graveside service will be held for Doug and Sheryl Kusian at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Union Cemetery in Iowa Falls. The Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls is in charge of the arrangements.