Betty Nail
B: 1929-11-29
D: 2017-05-25
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Nail, Betty
Cleo Montross
B: 1919-08-21
D: 2017-05-22
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Montross, Cleo
Lillian Sandersfeld
B: 1927-07-12
D: 2017-05-21
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Sandersfeld, Lillian
Thomas Hesseltine
B: 1944-08-27
D: 2017-05-20
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Hesseltine, Thomas
Donna Brookhart
B: 1940-08-21
D: 2017-05-19
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Brookhart, Donna
Wilfred J. "Bill" Cady
B: 1925-08-04
D: 2017-05-16
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Cady, Wilfred J. "Bill"
Henry "Hank" Plagmann
B: 1921-07-25
D: 2017-05-08
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Plagmann, Henry "Hank"
LeVern Stout
B: 1922-11-07
D: 2017-05-07
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Stout, LeVern
Elizabeth Miller
B: 1935-03-13
D: 2017-05-06
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Miller, Elizabeth
Mary Possehl
B: 1918-06-13
D: 2017-05-04
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Possehl, Mary
Opal Grove
B: 1920-07-05
D: 2017-05-04
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Grove, Opal
Dorothy Garringer
B: 1925-07-31
D: 2017-05-03
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Garringer, Dorothy
Timothy Atkinson
B: 1965-07-22
D: 2017-04-27
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Atkinson, Timothy
Evelyn Brown
B: 1928-05-08
D: 2017-04-26
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Brown, Evelyn
LaVerna Folkmann
B: 1927-05-16
D: 2017-04-25
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Folkmann, LaVerna
Alvin Wiseman
B: 1933-12-04
D: 2017-04-25
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Wiseman, Alvin
Evelyn Swartzentruber
B: 1984-03-27
D: 2017-04-25
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Swartzentruber, Evelyn
Maxine Ahrens
B: 1917-04-12
D: 2017-04-24
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Ahrens, Maxine
Lorene "Todd" Snider
B: 1916-08-01
D: 2017-04-22
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Snider, Lorene "Todd"
Ernest DuBuis
B: 1934-06-17
D: 2017-04-22
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DuBuis, Ernest
William Swartzendruber
B: 1927-10-11
D: 2017-04-21
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Swartzendruber, William


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  • We provide professional personalized service.
  • As death can occur within any given moment, we provide round the clock efficient care in your time of need.
  • We are a complete full-service funeral home, providing counseling on all aspects and options of funeral services and merchandise.
  • We accept and honor all funeral pre-arrangement plans and insurance policies, making it easy to transfer your arrangements to us... without penalty or cost.
  • We offer choices to memorialize your loved one that give you the look and memory picture you desire.

                    Traditional Funeral Services
                    Immediate Burials
                    Cremation Services
                    Anatomical Donation Services
                    Out-of-town Arrangement Services
                    Pre-need Funeral Planning Programs
                    Aftercare Services

The Value of a Funeral

  • Acknowledge that a life has been lived.
  • Allows survivors to remember and honor their loved one in a special way.
  • Serves as a central gathering place for family and friends to give emotional and physical support to one another.
  • Provides closure for the bereaved.
  • Initiates the grieving process.
  • Confirms the reality and finality of the death.
  • Encourages mourners to face the pain of their loss and express their thoughts and feelings.
  • Helps survivors to better cope with their grief and enables them to move forward with their lives.


  • Cremation is the second most common form of disposition in the United States behind ground burial, and is selected for many reasons ranging from religious beliefs or ethnic customs to cost. Most families electing cremation are believed to do so simply because of personal preference.
  • Some people are surprised to learn that cremation does not preclude a funeral with all the traditional aspects of the ceremony. Visitation or viewing with a funeral ceremony and church or memorial services are options to be considered. Such rites are for the benefit of the living, to help family and friends find support during their bereavement and to honor the life and memory of the deceased.
  • Cremation creates new options, and as with any funeral arrangements can be as individual as the people involved.
  • After cremation many people prefer to bury the cremated remains in an urn or urn vault. Above ground entombment, permanent possession or scattering are other choices for final disposition.


  • Online Preneed Form
  • What does Pre-Need mean? For the same reasons you write a will, make retirement plans, or buy life insurance, people feel that it is a good idea to plan for the future and make their funeral arrangements.
  • Peace of mind... At the time of an actual funeral most decisions need to be made within a few hours. By pre-planning, you can take your time and make the decisions in an unhurried and thoughtful way.
  • You can save money... You can select the type of service you would like and how much you would like to spend. By paying for a service now, you can protect your assets from future unexpected expenses and may qualify for Medicaid or SSI benefits.

Your personal touch... Many people have very specific ideas of how they would like their service to be conducted. Many have personal hobbies or interests that they would like incorporated into the service such as a quilt display, fishing gear, or favorite family photos. Many people have a special poem or bible verse they would like read or a favorite song played. Making a service that is a personal tribute is a lasting memory for the survivors and helps the grief process.

As a service to families we have information on the following subject. Please feel free to contact us to receive this information… Pre-Funded Funerals for Future Medicaid Recipients A Buyer's Guide to Preneed Funeral Planning - This guide can help you get the information you need to make decisions when you prearrange your funeral. Are You Prepared? The New Emergency Information Card

Please feel free to contact Mellissa Zuber, our Preneed Counselor. She may be reached at 319-330-8805.










Our "caring tradition" for families does not end with the service. Attention to detail continues with follow-up calls, document processing and other family concerns.

Each November, loved ones and family members are remembered in a special "Coping During The Holidays" program. Presented by a staff of bereavement professionals, validation of your loss, fellowship with others and helpful suggestions for coping with these difficult days are offered.

Grief Support

If you would like information on grief support materials found in our facilities, or would like more information on local resources, please call your local Powell Funeral Home.

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