Funeral notices

Karen Schwarz, 74, of Jefferson. Time of remembrance with family and friends on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 am to noon  at  Brown Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-4125. Survivors: partner in life Gordy Kanke of Jefferson; children Tony (Mila) Schwarz of West Des Moines, and Amy (Brian) Strable of Ankeny; granddaughter; Jenna Strable; brothers; Richard  (Marcia) Olesen and Eldon and (Beverley) Olesen, both of Charles City,  and Jim (Annette) Olesen of Albert Lea, MN; sister Evelynn Zack of Downers Grove, IL;  and Gordy’s family Bill (Lori) Kanke of St. Joseph, MO, and their children Ethan (Chelsea) Kanke, Matthew Kanke, and Phillip Kanke, and Brenda (Greg) Poole of Delaware and their children Sara and Dayle Poole. 

Diane Louise Higgins, 73, of Johnston, formerly of Grand Junction and Webster City. Services: Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 am at St Brigid Catholic Church, Grand Junction. Interment: Mount Calvary Cemetery in Grand Junction. Visitation at the St Brigid Parish Center following the burial. Survivors: daughter Karilynne (Higgins) Lenning; grandchildren Alyssa (Nate VanBecelaere) and Karter Lenning; and great-grandchildren Lincoln, Reese and Briggs. Iowa Cremation, 888-871-3361.

Ross Richard ‘Wes’ Neal, 83, of Panora, formerly of Jefferson. Services pending at Hastings Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-8181. Survivors: daughter Colleen (Lance) Swain of Jefferson; and grandchildren Garrett Swain and Lauren Swain, both of Jefferson.

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