Obituaries

Allen Eich

Mass of Christian Burial for 89 year old Allen Eich of Manning will be held Tuesday March 26th at 10:30am at the Sacred Heart Church in Manning with burial at the Sacred Heart Cemetary. The Ohde Funeral Home in Manning is in charge of arrangements. Friends may call from 5-7pm on Monday March 25th at the Sacred Heart Church. There will be a rosary at 7pm. Visitation will resume 9:30am on Tuesday at the church. 

He is survived by his wife Ruth Eich of Manning, three children Lynn Eich & his wife Michele of DeWit Iowa, Pamela Borkowski and her husband Dave of Irwin Iowa, & Teresa Palthe and her husband Steve of Montgomery Texas. Six grandchildren Joshua (Kim) Eich, Mitch (Angela) Eich, Brian (Kelly) Borkowski, Lauren (Nate) Botine, Steven Palthe (Avery), and Timothy Palthe. Five great grandchildren and two sister in laws Beverly Schmidt of Columbus Ohio & Gladys Schmidt of Manning.

Service Date: 03/26/2024
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Beverly Price

Memorial services for 91-year-old Beverly Price of Oregon, Mo., formerly of Dunlap, will be held Wednesday, March 27 at 11:00 am at CrossPointe Community Church in St. Joseph, Mo., with visitation one hour prior to services. Inurnment will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap. She passed away March 17 at a St. Joseph Care Center.

Survivors include her children, Robin Fetterman of Anthon, Jeffrey (Donna) Price of Virginia, and Jennifer (Darwin) Binder of Forest City, Mo.; sister, Shirley Kraus of Michigan; seven grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and one great granddaughter expected in July.

Care entrusted to Chamberlain Funeral Home in Oregon, Mo.

Service Date: 03/27/2024
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Ruth Ann Davidson

Funeral services for 99 year old Ruth Ann Davidson will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, March 27 at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden. Burial will be in the Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden. Visitation will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Glidden on Wednesday morning from 9:30 A.M. – 10-10:45 A.M. prior to the service. 

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church – LWML in Ruth’s name.

 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Glidden and online condolences may be left for the family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com 

Ruth Ann is survived by her daughter Susan (Roger) Boettger of Dow City, son Bruce (Michelle) Davidson of Carroll, 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, sister Betty Albrecht of Fort Dodge, and sister Shirley Rank of Glidden.

Service Date: 03/27/2024
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Beverly Eck

Funeral Services for 87-year-old Beverly Eck of Denison will be held 1:30 P.M, Wednesday, March 27 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denison. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M, Tuesday, March 26 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denison. Inurnment will be held at a later date. She passed away Sunday, March 24 at Gracewell in Denison.

Survivors include two daughters: Lanette (Gene) Langenfeld of Nebraska and Lanice (Gerry) Kock of Breda; one son, Keith (Lori) Eck of Vail; daughter-in-law, Tami Eck (special friend, Kevin) of Kiron; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Margie (Patrick) Reardon of Arizona and Carolyn (Alan) Lee of Soldier; 2 brothers: Bob (Annie) Kroll of Charter Oak and Ronnie Kroll of Soldier; other relatives and friends.  

Services are entrusted to the Huebner Funeral Home.

Service Date: 03/27/2024
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Dennis Backhaus

Funeral Services for 82-year-old Dennis Backhaus of Westside will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 28th at the Zion Lutheran Church in Manning with burial in the Manning Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 27th at the Church. He passed away Monday, March 18th at Regency Park Nursing & Rehab Center in Carroll.

Survivors include four sons: David (Diane) Backhaus of Missouri, Rodney Backhaus of Manilla (Kristin Backhaus of Waukee), Jerry (Carla) Backhaus of Westside, and Bill (Jenny) Backhaus of Griswold; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings-in-law: Darlene (Tom) West of Kimballton, Duane Deist of Audubon, Ed (Vickie) Andersen of Kirkman, and Joyce (Merlene) Ostebee of Audubon; very special friend, Carol Peterson of Westside; many other relatives and friends.

Services are entrusted to the Ohde Funeral Home in Manning. 

Service Date: 03/28/2024
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Wayne “Doc” Melby

Memorial Service for 67-year-old Wayne “Doc” Melby of Dunlap will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 29th, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Dunlap. Burial will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date. Mr. Melby died at his home in Dunlap, surrounded by his family, on March 23 rd . Visitation will be from 5:00 ~ 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap.

Doc is survived by: Significant Other: Carol Reynolds of Dunlap; Daughters: Melinda Melby of Dunlap, and Tiffany and Tony Leach of Dunlap; Siblings: Roger and Pat Melby of Naples, Florida, Harold and Kathy Melby of Dunlap, Royce Melby of Dunlap, Rick and Jean Melby of Dunlap, Karen and Loren Holtorf of Glendale, Arizona, Marsha and Rick Wingrove of Dunlap, Diane and Dan Heffernan of Dunlap; and Sister-in-law: Janelle Melby of Dunlap.

Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap is in charge of the arrangements.

Service Date: 03/29/2024
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Sandy Wulf

Celebration of Life for 62-year-old Sandy Wulf will be held 10:00 AM, Friday, March 29 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison with inurnment in the St. John Cemetery near Kiron. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M, Thursday, March 28. She passed away Sunday, March 24 at the Odebolt Specialty Care.

Survivors include her two sons: Jerad Wulf of Sioux City and Austin Wulf of Deloit; two aunts: Connie Mulligan of Deloit and Loretta Anderson of Denison; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of the arrangements. 

Service Date: 03/29/2024
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Barbara Block

Memorial Service for 70-year-old Barbara Block of Denison will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1st, at the Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap. Mrs. Block passed away at the Denison Care Center on March 25th.

Barb is survived by her children: Michael and Barb Block of Denison, and Alisha and Tim Murphy of Dunlap; Siblings: Kathy and Mark Grant of Arion, Denny Hamblen of Dunlap, Terry Hamblen of Dunlap, Steve and Jacque Hamblen of Dunlap, and Al and Jolene Hamblen of Onawa.

Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap is in charge of the arrangements.

Service Date: 04/01/2024
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Richard “Dick” Schwery

Mass of Christian Burial for 88 year old Richard “Dick” Schwery of Panama will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3rd at the St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in Panama. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Schwery passed away on Friday, March 29th at his home surrounded by his family. A rosary will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday with visitation to follow until 8 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

Mr. Schwery is survived by his children: Michele Schwery of Panama, Leo & Jan Schwery of Earling, Mary Schwery of Omaha, Louis & Tina Schwery of Woodbine, Lynn & Jeanette Schwery of Council Bluffs, Terry & Nicole Schwery of Panama, Clifford & Vicki Schwery of Connecticut, Connie Carmody of Omaha, Marty & Renee Schwery of Panama, and Christel & Greg Kelley of Woodbine; siblings: Bonnie Tremel of Arizona, James Schwery of Panama, Marilyn Keane of Panama, Greg & Linda Schwery of Arkansas, Delores Schaben of Harlan, and Danny & Nancy Schwery of Nebraska.

 

The Fouts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Service Date: 04/03/2024
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Leslie Rauch

Funeral Services for 81-year-old Leslie Rauch of Denison will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 3 at First United Methodist Church in Denison. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 2. He passed away Saturday, March 30 at Gracewell in Denison.

Survivors include his children: Gene (Kelly) Rauch of Schleswig, Mike (Rhonda) Rauch of Denison, Theresa (Mark) Beeck of Denison, and Suzanne (Scott) Paulsen of Omaha; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings: Charles (Pam) Rauch of Florida, Jeanette Quick of Akron, Dean (Linda) Rauch of North Carolina, Leland (Wanda) Rauch of Texas, Helen (Wendall) Akers of Illinois, and David (Sue) Rauch of Manning; other relatives and friends.

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Service Date: 04/03/2024
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Diane Eleanor (Mayer) Lally

Diane Eleanor (Mayer) Lally, age 70, of Arizona, passed away on Thursday, November 9th at her home surrounded by her family.      

A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 3rd at the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll. 

A graveside service will be held at 11:15 A.M. on Thursday, April 4th at the St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery in Vail.

Diane is survived by her husband Richard; son Chet Venteicher and wife Sheryl of Arizonia; daughter Sheri Addington and husband Phillip of Georgia; daughter Shauna Quintanar and husband Chris of Arizonia; and stepson Zachery of Sioux City; and 8 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carrroll.

Service Date: 04/04/2024
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Dena Nemitz

Funeral Services for 94-year-old Dena Nemitz of Denison will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 4 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. She passed away Saturday, March 30 at Gracewell in Denison.       

Survivors include her son, Kenneth (Connie) Boger of Ida Grove; daughter, Vickie Hember of Cherokee; son-in-law, John Hember of Quimby; daughter-in-law, Penny Boger of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services are entrusted to the Huebner Funeral Home. 

Service Date: 04/04/2024
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Earl Gerschefske

Memorial Services for 81-year-old Earl Gerschefske of Soldier will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, April 5 at United Methodist Church in Dow City with visitation one hour prior to the service. He passed away Friday, March 29 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison.

Survivors include nieces and nephews: Mark Gerschefske and his wife Barb of Merida, Mexico, Shane Gerschefske and his wife Emily of Florida, Rita and her husband Joe Short of Texas, Ray Olsen and his wife Dixie of Indianola, Kristy and her husband Duane Zenk of Denison, Bonnie and her husband Greg Kastner Arizona, Lisa and her husband John Langholz of Denison, Jennifer and her husband John Torres of Indianola, and Sherrill Gerschefske of Missouri; other relatives and friends.

Services are entrusted to the Huebner Funeral Home. 

Service Date: 04/05/2024
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Daniel Kock

Funeral Services for 62-year-old Daniel Kock of Arcadia will be held 10:30 AM, Friday, April 5 at United Church in Westside with burial in the Westside Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, April 4 at United Church in Westside. He passed away Sunday, March 31 at his home in Arcadia.

Survivors include his children Jocelyn and her husband Garrett Shaal and their son Roland of Omaha, Danielle Kock of Des Moines and Alex Kock of Arcadia; his mother, Joyce Kock, of Vail; sister-in-law Janine Kock of Westside; other relatives and friends.

Services are entrusted to the Huebner Funeral Home.

Service Date: 04/05/2024
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Edward “Ed” Schillerberg

Memorial Service for 77-year-old Edward “Ed” Schillerberg will be held on Saturday, April 6th at 10:30 AM at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denison. Burial will be in Crawford Heights Memorial Garden in Denison. Edward passed on Monday, February 5th.

Survivors include children Shawn (Keith) Gordon of Grimes, Shane Schillerberg of Omaha, Justin (Therese) Schillerberg of Omaha, and Shawn (Kara) Hopkins of Missouri; five grandchildren;  one great grandchild; sisters Nancy Barango of Florida, Lois (Paul) Hofer of Colorado, Shirley (Thomas) Kloes of Wisconsin, Susan (Gene) Smilie of Illinois, and Alice Schillerberg (Michael Albrich) of Oregon; and 11 nieces and nephews.

The Pauley Jones Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Service Date: 04/06/2024
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Joyce Petersen

Visitation for 93-year-old Joyce Petersen, formerly of Schleswig will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Saturday, April 6 at United Church of Christ in Schleswig with her funeral service following at 11:00 AM. Interment will be in the Morgan Cemetery in Schleswig. She passed away March 17 in Texas.

Survivors include three children: Tim of Massachusetts, Joel of Texas, and Roxanne of California, along with Joanne Catlin, Belinda Phelps-Petersen and Albert Richards, seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Services are entrusted to the Huebner Funeral Home.

Service Date: 04/06/2024
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Kay Voss

Funeral Services for 69-year-old Kay Voss of Omaha will be held 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 11 at Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 10. She passed away Thursday, April 4 at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha.

Survivors include three sons: Chad Voss (Kim), Ryan Voss (Shelly), and Andrew Voss (Jennifer) all of Nebraska; 7 grandchildren; siblings: Debbie Greene (Dan) of Storm Lake, Kelli Christiansen, Kristi Bell (Jim), Beth Vogt (Russ) all of Nebraska; and Kathy Kahl (Gary) of Denison; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements.

Service Date: 04/11/2024
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Diane Audrey Kalskett

A funeral service for 71-year-old Diane Audrey Kalskett, of Soldier, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 12th, at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Moorhead.

Burial will follow in the Spring Valley Cemetery in Moorhead. A visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 11th, with a 7:00 P.M. prayer service at the church.

Diane passed away Sunday, April 7th, at the Burgess Health Center in Onawa.

Survivors include husband, Gary; children, Wade Kalskett of Onawa, Iowa, and Mary (Josh) Mauch of Council Bluffs, Iowa; five grandchildren; brothers, Tom (Clara) Marik of Minnesota, and Raymond Marik of Minnesota; sister, Darlene (Tom) Tingerthal of Missouri; sisters-in-law, Terri (Gary) Savery of Onawa, Jeanne (Doug) Nelsen of Soldier, Susan (Bill) Kirlin of Modale, and Rita (Gary) Utman of Modale; brother-in-law, Craig (Peg) Kalskett of Leland; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Arrangements were under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments of Onawa.

Service Date: 04/12/2024
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Jeffrey Cadwell

Graveside Services for 67-year-old Jeffrey Cadwell will be held 1:00 P.M, April 13 at the Astor Cemetery in Manilla. Visitation with the family will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, April 13 at the Manilla Fireman’s Hall. He passed away March 24 at Azria Health Rose Vista in Woodbine.

Survivors include Greg (Sheryl) Cadwell of Greenville, Karen A. Plagman of Irwin, Midge Carter of Defiance; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The Heartland Funeral Home in Harlan is assisting the family with arrangements.  

Service Date: 04/13/2024
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Darrell Mitchell

A Memorial Service for 92-year-old Darrell Mitchell of Ute will be held at 1:00 p.m., with a Visitation held one- hour prior from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13th at the Soldier Lutheran Church of Soldier. Darrell passed away on Friday, March 22 at the Maple Heights Nursing Home of Mapleton.

Darrell is survived by his children: Brenda Newell of Storm Lake, Mike Mitchell of Ute, and Lori (Ben) Roberson of Arizona; grandchildren: Symone McCreight, Kyle Newell, Grace Newell, Cody Roberson, Cole Roberson, Cade Roberson, and Kristina Roberson; great grandchildren: Azaleia McCreight, Ryland McCreight, Aveliegh Newell, and Adelaide Newell.

The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Service Date: 04/13/2024
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Henry "Hank" Buschmann

Funeral Services for 87-year-old Henry "Hank" Buschmann of Ute will be held 10:30 AM, Wednesday, April 17 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ute with burial in the St. Claire Cemetery in Ute. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M, Tuesday, April 16 with a Prayer Service at 3:30 P.M. He passed away Thursday, April 11 at his home in Ute.

Survivors include Alan (Lori Schroeder) Buschmann of Sac City, Terry Buschmann of Mapleton, Randy (Rahna) Buschmann of Sioux City and Patty (Ron) Throckmorton of Carroll; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Elaine Kemper of Omaha; other relatives and friends.

            Once again those are Funeral Services for 87 year old Henry "Hank" Buschmann of Ute. The Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 16 with a Prayer Service at 3:30 PM. 

 

Service Date: 04/17/2024
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Vera Talcott

Funeral Service for 98-year-old Vera Talcott will be held on Friday, April 19th at 10:30AM at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Denison. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 18th from 6:00 - 8:00PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Dow City Cemetery. Vera passed away on Saturday, April 6th.

Survivors include children Rita Hesson of Jefferson, Jim (Kathy) Talcott of Nebraska, and Patty Talcott - Lorenz of New Jersey; son-in-law Byron Welch (Betty) of California; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends

The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of the arrangements.

Service Date: 04/19/2024
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Martha Cecilia Gallegos

Funeral Service for 55-year-old Martha Cecilia Gallegos will be held on Saturday, April 20th at 1:00PM at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Denison. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 11:00AM - 1:00PM at the Funeral Home. The family requests that attendees wear white. Martha passed on Tuesday, April 9th.

Survivors include daughters Tania and Nadya Cortez of Denison; sister Pachita of Denison; brother Felipe of Mexico; nieces, many other relatives, and friends.

The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of the arrangements.

Service Date: 04/20/2024
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Warren Thies

Warren Wayne Thies, age 90, of Ute, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, April 14,
2024, at the Pleasant View Care Center of Whiting, Iowa.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the
St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ute, Iowa. Rev. Nathan Pietsch will officiate.
Committal Services will follow in the St. Clair Township Cemetery of Ute, Iowa,
with Military Rites conducted by Aaby Post 422 and VFW 5605 of Ute, Iowa.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a Prayer Service at
7:30 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2024, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ute, Iowa.

The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ute, Iowa, is in charge of the
funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online

Service Date: 04/20/2024
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Roger D Chisholm

Roger D. Chisholm, age 77, of Kiron, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center of Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Schleswig, Iowa. Pastor Merle Mahnken will officiate.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2024, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at
www.christensenvanhouten.com 
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Roger’s name may be made to the Kiron Fire Department or Schleswig Fire Department.

Service Date: 04/23/2024
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