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Obituaries

Doris M. Anderson, 86

Doris M. Anderson, 86, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019, at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Dennis J. Dewsnup, 72

Dennis J. Dewsnup, 72, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Charles Howard “Chuck” Purk, 64

Charles Howard “Chuck” Purk, 64, of Tama, passed away in the peacefulness of his home with family at his side on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 11th. He went to be with families who have gone on before when God took his hand. A visitation will be held from 3-6:00 p.m. Sunday, ...

Clayton L. Bilyeu, 85

Clayton L. Bilyeu, 85, of Ankeny, Iowa, died Monday, December 9, 2019, at Suites of Ankeny. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2019, at Lutheran Church of Hope, 520 NW 36th Street, in Ankeny, with a luncheon following the service. Pastor Scott Raines ...

Donna Marie Jacques Lathrop, 87

Donna Marie Jacques Lathrop, 87, of Baxter, IA, passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019, at the MercyOne Hospital in Newton, IA. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown with Bob Buchanan officiating. ...

Richard Merle Sommerlot, 93

Richard Merle Sommerlot, 93, passed away peacefully at the Iowa River Hospice Home on the morning of Sunday, December 8, 2019, with his family at his side. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 14th, at the Union Community Church, Union, Iowa, with his grandson, ...

John Clemens, 84

America lost one of its greatest heroes in the early hours of the morning on December, 8, 2019. John Clemens, 84, of Marshalltown, passed away at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown with his loving family at his side. A celebration of life for John’s family and friends will be held ...

Velma Lois Crosser, 88

Velma Lois Crosser, 88, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019, at Scenic Manor, Iowa Falls. Funeral services for Velma Lois Crosser will be 10:30 am Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 520 College Ave., Iowa Falls. A Time of ...

Craig Keehlison, 62

Craig Keehlison, 62, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away at the Iowa River Hospice Home on December 8, 2019. Per Craig’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded and no formal services are planned at this time. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call ...

Douglas Mansager, 62

A Memorial service for Doug Mansager, 62, of Melbourne, Iowa, was held on December 9, 2019, at the First Congregational Church. Pastor Dan Vellinga officiated the service. Special music was performed by Gary Heggen and Arlene Selby. He will be laid to rest at a private ceremony in Marietta ...

Shirley Anne Quick, 81

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Shirley Anne Quick, 81, our loving mother and a friend to all whose lives she touched. Shirley lived at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. She passed away peacefully on Tuesday night December 3rd, 2019, surrounded by family. ...

Jerome A. (Jerry) Gilmore, 70

Jerome A. (Jerry) Gilmore, 70, departed this life at his own time and in his own way, leaving behind years of chronic pain. He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren and Ollie Gilmore, and his sister Diane Tella. Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of almost 30 years, Kathleen ...

William “Bill” D. Jackson, 97

William “Bill” D. Jackson, 97, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Glenwood Place in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m., until the time of the ...

Gary Dean Hall, 53

Gary Dean Hall, 53, of Rural Cookeville, TN, passed away at his home on Monday, December 2, 2019. Born on November 16, 1966, in Austin, MN, he was the eldest son of Wayne Eugene Hall Sr. and Pamela Joyce (Braaten-Hall) Fink. The family moved to Marshalltown, Iowa and then to Clarendon, Texas, ...

Richard Close, 73

A funeral service for Richard “Dick” Close, 73, of Marshalltown, was held on December 9, 2019, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Reverend Tom Bower officiated the service. Pallbearers were Corey Stupp, Tim Thompson, Zander Stupp, Bob Blayer, James Tunnell and Roy Woodley. Honorary ...

Kenneth Oetker, 84

The Chicago Cubs lost one of their biggest fans with the passing of Kenneth Oetker on Thursday, December 5th, 2019, at the age of 84. Ken’s family wishes to extend a sincere “Thank-You” for the wonderful care he has received at Glenwood Place, Grandview Heights, The Willows and Iowa ...

Theresa Ann Roberts, 69

Theresa Ann Roberts, 69, of Tama, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at UnityPoint-Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement with Homer Bear Jr. as ...

James “Jim” William Pagel, 89

James “Jim” William Pagel, 89, of Eldora, went to go fishing with the lord on December 5, 2019, at his residence in Eldora with his loving family by his side while under the care of Iowa River Hospice. A visitation will be held on Monday, December 9, from 5-7 PM at Creps-Chapel in Eldora ...

Kenneth Oetker, 84

The Chicago Cubs lost one of their biggest fans with the passing of Kenneth Oetker on Thursday, December 5th, 2019, at the age of 84. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 10th, at the Immaculate Conception Oratory in Haverhill with Fr. Michael McAndrew ...

Norma Jean Young Bear, 80

Norma Jean Young Bear, 80, of Tama, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 11:30 AM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 507 E. Olive St. in Marshalltown. Survivors ...