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Obituaries

Deborah Ann Harvey, 58

Deborah Ann Harvey, 58, of Marshalltown, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Accura Healthcare of Marshalltown. Funeral services are pending at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown.

Kathryn Louise Hanson, 90

Kathryn Louise Hanson, 90, of Iowa Falls, Iowa, passed away January 16, 2020, at the Heritage Care Center in Iowa Falls. Funeral services for Kathryn Hanson will be 2:00 pm, January 21, 2020, at the Linn’s Funeral Home Chapel in Iowa Falls. There will be a time of visitation from 1:00 until ...

Clarence Balcom, 90

Clarence Balcom, 90, of Marshalltown, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown. Funeral services for Clarence will be held on Monday, January 20, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be one hour ...

Clarence Howard Price, 98

Clarence Howard Price, 98, passed away on January 13, 2020. He was a resident of Eldora Specialty Care nursing home, Eldora, Iowa. He was the son of Steven Albert and Eva Loretta (Sherbon) Price. He was born on Oct. 27th, 1921, on a farm near Ackley. He received his early education in country ...

A.C. Cruzan, 81

A.C. Cruzan, 81, of San Juan, TX, formerly of Albion, IA, peacefully passed away in his sleep on January 9, 2020. Services will be held at a later date. A.C. is survived by his wife, Alice, of 61 years; three children: Cindy (Bob) Gould, of Rhodes, IA, Betty Schnathorst, of Quarry, IA, and ...

Barbara “Barbie” Fowler, 89

Barbara “Barbie” Fowler, 89, of Heber Springs, Arkansas, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019. She was born in Earlham, Iowa on February 16, 1930, to the late John and Fern Golightly. After graduating from high school Barbie attended Cedar Falls College and then began her teaching career. ...

Edith Stuckmyer, 102

Edith Stuckmyer, 102, passed away on the evening of Monday, January 13th, 2020, at the Grandview Heights in Marshalltown where she has resided since April of 2015. Mrs. Stuckmyer was a longtime resident of the Minerva Valley community. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, ...

Lawrence “Larry” Wilson, 74

Lawrence “Larry” Wilson, 74, of Marshalltown, was able to reach heaven’s fishing spots, on the morning of Sunday, January 12, 2020, while family was at his side at the Iowa River Hospice Home. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020, at St. Francis of ...

Daniel Lyle “Danny” Lekin, 67

Daniel Lyle “Danny” Lekin, 67, of Tama, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A Funeral Liturgy will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Deacon Joe Behounek officiating. Interment will follow at ...

Diane “Dee” Sorenson, 69

Diane “Dee” Sorenson, 69, of Jewell, IA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, in Mesa, AZ. The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 16, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames, IA. A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 pm following ...

Ellen Hazen, 90

A Funeral Service for Ellen Elizabeth Hazen, 90, of Marshalltown, was held on January 14, 2020 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish-St. Mary Church where Father Michael McAndrew officiated. Marilyn Spafford and the St. Mary Funeral Choir played special music. Pallbearers were Dan Dawson, Chris ...

Clarence Howard Price, 98

Clarence Howard Price, 98, passed away on January 13, 2020. He was a resident of Eldora Specialty Care nursing home, Eldora, Iowa. Clarence is survived by his four children: Janet (Loyd) Patrick, of Stephenville, TX, Stanley (Glenda) Price, of Grapevine, TX, Lou Ann Price, of Anita, IA, ...

Henrietta “Dee” Sophia DeJager Johnson, 95

Henrietta “Dee” Sophia DeJager Johnson, 95, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad, IA. Private Family Graveside Services will be Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown. Arrangements have been entrusted to ...

Eva Morgart, 93

Eva Morgart, 93, of Conrad, Iowa, and formerly of Union, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Oakview nursing home with her family at her side. A public visitation for family and friends will be held for Eva on Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the ...

James D. Priske, 80

James D. Priske, 80, of Eldora, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Creps Chapel in Eldora. A ...

Raymond Zesch, 69

Raymond Zesch, 69, of Dunbar, IA, passed away January 9, 2020, at his residence. Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside Services will be held in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown, IA. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Gerald “Jerry” Robert Nelson, 83

Gerald “Jerry” Robert Nelson, age 83 of Fairfield, peacefully went to be with the Lord on January 8th, 2020, at his home. Jerry was born January 19, 1936, in Brainerd, Minnesota, the son of Kermit and Edythe Bogganstos Nelson. He married Cathaleen “Cathy” Wind on September 5 1963. ...

Ethel L. “Lori” Rogers, 65

Ethel L. “Lori” Rogers, 65, of Des Moines, passed away at HCR ManorCare in West Des Moines on Friday, January 10, 2020 while under the care of her family and Suncrest Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, ...

The Culture War comes to the Old Dominion

Since 1969, “Virginia Is for Lovers” has been the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Advertising Age called it “one of the most iconic ad campaigns in the past 50 years.” But the Virginia of 2020 seems to be another country than the friendly commonwealth to ...

Ellen Elizabeth Hazen

Ellen Elizabeth Hazen of Glenwood Place passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Iowa River Hospice Home with her family at her side. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish: Saint Mary Catholic Church with Father Michael ...