Obituaries

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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Betty Nail

November 29, 1929 - - May 25, 2017

Marengo- Betty Kathryn Nail was born November 29, 1929 in Ladora, Iowa the daughter of John and Clara (Zimmerman) Hunzelman. She graduated from Ladora High School in 1947. On January 31, 1948 Betty was united in marriage to Harold Ray Nail in Ladora. Betty was a bookkeeper for Nail Trucking and Kaiser Ag Chemicals until retiring in 1984. Betty was a life long member of the Lado ...

Cleo Montross

August 21, 1919 - - May 22, 2017

Millersburg- Cleo E. Montross was born August 21, 1919, at home near Koszta, Iowa, the daughter John F. and L. Fern (Kollman) Cronbaugh. Cleo was united in marriage to Hugh R. Montross on November 7, 1942, and following Hugh’s return from the war, they moved to the W.D Montross family farm near Millersburg. Cleo always maintained a very large garden. She worked very hard ...

Lillian Sandersfeld

July 12, 1927 - - May 21, 2017

Williamsburg-Lillian M. Sandersfeld was born July 12, 1927, in the farmhouse ½ mile east of Immanuel Lutheran Church near Williamsburg, the daughter of Millen and Martha (Wardenburg) Wiebold. She was baptized on August 7, 1927 and confirmed on May 24, 1942 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She attended Immanuel Parochial School. Lillian was united in marriage to Raymond Paul S ...

Thomas Hesseltine

August 27, 1944 - - May 20, 2017

WAYLAND-Thomas Allen Hesseltine, age 72, of Wayland, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Iowa City Rehab and Health Care Center in Iowa City. Tom was born August 27, 1944, to Victor J. and Lucy (Fountain) Hesseltine. He spent most of his life on the family farm near Wayland and attended Wayland Consolidated Schools. He was a lifetime member of Cottonwood United Methodist Church. ...

Donna Brookhart

August 21, 1940 - - May 19, 2017

WELLMAN - Donna Mae Brookhart was born August 21, 1940 in Grandview, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Leona (Jarr) Fowler. She graduated from Wilton High School. On June 19, 1960 Donna was united in marriage to Richard Brookhart in Wilton. They lived in California, Arizona and Nevada where Donna worked in housekeeping for Super 8 Motel retiring in 1990. They returned to Iow ...

Wilfred J. "Bill" Cady

August 04, 1925 - - May 16, 2017

KEOTA-Wilfred J. “Bill” Cady, age 91, of Keota, died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Bill was born August 4, 1925, in Keota, to George and Veronica “Frona” (Bohr) Cady and graduated from Keota High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during World War II. On November 13, 1955, Bill married Pauline Sheet ...

Henry "Hank" Plagmann

July 25, 1921 - - May 08, 2017

Williamsburg-Henry G. Plagmann Jr., the son of Henry G. Sr. and Ella (Hursh) Plagmann was born July 25, 1921, in Conroy, Iowa. He graduated from Conroy High School. Hank served in the U.S. Army during WWII from1942-1945. He was in the infantry and participated in the D-day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Hank was united in marriage to Betty Starr on January 20, 1949, ...

LeVern Stout

November 07, 1922 - - May 07, 2017

DELTA-Forrest LeVern Stout, age 94, of Sigourney, formerly of Delta, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Manor House Care Center in Sigourney. LeVern was born November 7, 1922, in Delta, to Charles Frederick and Rosemonde Elenore (Stephenson) Stout. He graduated from Delta High School in 1940 and attended Iowa State University and William Penn College. LeVern served in the Army Air ...

Elizabeth Miller

March 13, 1935 - - May 06, 2017

KALONA - Elizabeth Jane Miller, 82 of Kalona passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, from complications of a stroke on Saturday, May 6, 2017. She was born March 13, 1935, in Inola, Oklahoma, to John L. and Mary (Yoder) Chupp. She accepted Christ as her personal savior in her youth and was a member of the Sharon Bethel Church in Kalona. She was married to Menno L. Miller in Chouteau, ...

Mary Possehl

June 13, 1918 - - May 04, 2017

Williamsburg-Mary Celesta Possehl was born June 13, 1918, in Marengo, Iowa the daughter of Clinton and Mary A. (McGivern) McMann. She grew up in the Marengo community and attended rural Iowa county schools. Mary was united in marriage to Carl William Possehl on September 19 1935 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Marengo. Mary was a homemaker, helped Carl on the farm, t ...

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