Obituaries

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IOWA FALLS - Dr. Rick L. Jennings, 72, of Iowa Falls, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family Sunday, Feb.10, 2019, of complications from cancer. A Celebration of Life service will be held this summer in Iowa Falls at a date to be determined. The Linn’s Funeral Home i…

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ACKLEY - Georgia Jean Dennis, 90, of Ackley, passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Grand JiVante in Ackley. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the St. John’s United Church of Christ, 716 3rd Ave., Ackley. Inurnment will be at the Oak Wood Cemetery in Ackley. The Linn’s F…

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RADCLIFFE—Rita Houck, 77, of Radcliffe, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at Israel Family Hospice House. Funeral service will be10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Radcliffe. Burial will follow in the Radcliffe Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-…

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BOONE - Charlotte Nelson, 77, of Boone, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A memorial service will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1328 Division St. in Boone. 

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IOWA FALLS - Darrel Bates, 88, of Iowa Falls, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Scenic Manor. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the First Christian Church in Iowa Falls. He will be laid to rest at the Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time…

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WILLIAMS - Alice Wahlert Bowden 71, of Williams, passed away Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Williams with Pastor Jeff Tjelta officiating. Private burial will be in the Wi…

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IOWA FALLS - Wayne Cooper, 84, of Iowa Falls, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. A celebration of Wayne’s life was held Sunday, Feb. 10, at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls.

IOWA FALLS - Bonita “Bonnie” A. Milhan, 82, formerly of Charles City, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 6, 2019, at the Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt, Charles City. Officiating will be the Rev. …

MONTICELLO -Betty Fistler, 90, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at University Hospitals in Iowa City following a brief illness. A Life Celebration Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 9, at the Goettsch Funeral Home in Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may …

HUBBARD—Arlan Eller, 85, of Hubbard, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at his farm-place. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Faith Evangelical Church in Radcliffe. Burial will follow in the Radcliffe Cemetery. The Boeke Funeral Home of Hubbard is in charge of arran…

DES MOINES - Joseph Klepke, 57, of Des Moines, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at his home in Des Moines. The Surls Funeral Home of Iowa Falls is assisting the family.

IOWA FALLS - Shirley Faye Flack, 91, of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Scenic Manor Nursing Home in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at the Linn’s Funeral Home, 1521 Washington Ave., Iowa Falls. A time of visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12:3…

PARKERSBURG—Bart L. Fisher, 71, of Parkersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Creekside Living in Grundy Center. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Hope Reformed Church in Parkersburg, with burial at a later date in the Stout Reformed Cemetery, in Stout. Visitation…

HUDSON - Connie Allen, 66, of Hudson, Iowa, and formerly of Iowa Falls, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. Funeral services will be 2:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Linn’s Funeral Home Chapel in Iowa Falls. There will be a visitation from 1-2 p.m…

ACKLEY - Duane Leo Bearman, 69, of Ackley, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at his home. Funeral services for Duane will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at the Open Bible Church in Iowa Falls. A time of fellowship and celebration of his life will be from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at …

GENEVA - Grace Toomsen, 94, of rural Geneva, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at the Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Sietsema Funeral Home in Ackley. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the United Methodist Chu…

NEW PROVIDENCE - Rick John Baker, 60, of New Providence, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 25, from 4-6 p.m. at the New Providence Roundhouse, 104 N. Main St., New Providence, followed by a Celebration of Life service…

IOWA FALLS - Anna “Marie” Williams, 95, of Iowa Falls, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the Mercy of North Iowa Hospice Center in Mason City. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 21, at the First Christian Church in Iowa Falls. Burial was at the McCallsburg Cemetery, just south of …

CHASKA, MINN. - Diane Elizabeth Ekstrom, 85, of Chaska, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, Jan.15, 2019, at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul. Memorial service is 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Chaska Moravian Church, 115 E 4th St., Chaska. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. a…

IOWA FALLS—Larry Schlachter, 63, of Iowa Falls, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the First Christian Church in Iowa Falls. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Surls Funeral H…