Funeral notices

John Zepp, 79, of Jefferson. Services: Monday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 am at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-376-2171. Interment: Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Visitation: Sunday from 5 to 7 pm. Survivors: children Carolyn (James) Moreland of Boone, Christine (Arnold) Kesseling of Bayard, G. Jason (girlfriend April) Zepp of Jefferson, and John (Jenn) Zepp III of Jefferson; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

John Trucks, 58, of Grand Junction. Celebration of Life: Sunday, Jan. 26, from 2 to 4 pm at the Grand Junction Community Center.  Survivors: sister Terry (Kary) Winebrenner of Grand Junction; brothers Mickey (Cindy) Trucks of Loveland, CO, and Jim Trucks of Jefferson; niece Nichole Winebrenner; great-nephews Andrew and Logan; and other relatives and friends. The family requests no flowers, please.  Professional services by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson, 515-386-2171.

John Zepp, 1940 – 2020

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 27, at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson, for John Zepp, 79, of Jefferson.

Pastor Caleb Delzell of The Dwelling Place will offer words of comfort. Honorary bearers will be Bud Haley, Anne Butler, Jasmine McClintic, Skyler McClintic, Sean Haley, River Zep, Amber McCauley, Cassie Kesseling, Ryan McCauley and Erin Richman. Continue reading John Zepp, 1940 – 2020

Cory Schwering, 1995 – 2020

A memorial service was held Jan. 19 at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds for Cory James Schwering, 24, of Carroll.

Pastor Carol Mandziara of Ecclesia of His Grace and Glory in Clive offered words of comfort.  Soloist was Maggie Fuller, accompanied by Kevin Langel.

Honorary bearers were Cole Bush, Joey Karstens, Darrin Gordon, Chris Grossman, Clint Flack, Trevor Lawton, Cole Hastings and Tanner Lawton. Continue reading Cory Schwering, 1995 – 2020

Sue Thede, 1948 – 2020

Sue Thede was born January 12, 1948, in Galva,  to Blanche (Gray) Alftine and Ivan Alftine. Sue was called to heaven on January 9, 2020.

Sue graduated from Jefferson Community School in the spring of 1966. On April 15th of 1967, Gary and Sue were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson. To this union was born two children, Kari and Scott. Over the years, Sue worked at Blaess Shoe Store, Dick and Jim’s Hardware, Franklin Manufacturing, and American Athletic Inc. She enjoyed spending her time cleaning houses of those residing in our community. Continue reading Sue Thede, 1948 – 2020

Elizabeth Beck, 1928 – 2020

Elizabeth Beck, 91, of Churdan, died January 1, 2020 at the Greene County Medical Center, Jefferson, with her family by her side. The family hosted a memorial visitation for relatives and friends on Jan. 6,  at the First Baptist Church in Churdan.  Elizabeth Beck was laid to rest beside her husband at the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery, Adel.

Elizabeth (Liz) was born December 29, 1928, in El Cajon, California to Harry and Clara Brooks as their first child. Harry and Clara later welcomed twins, Joseph (Joe) and Josephine (Josie), and soon after their youngest, Dorothy. Continue reading Elizabeth Beck, 1928 – 2020

Eileen Perkins 1924 – 2019

Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson for Eileen Maree Perkins, 95, of Panora, formerly of Jefferson.

Father John Gerald, pastor of the church, and Msgr Kevin McCoy of Holy Trinity Church in Fort Dodge, concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection. Music was provided by soloist Sheilah Pound, accompanied by Lois Last.

Casket bearers were Randy Wittrock, Denny Healy, Mike Healy, Kelly Acob, Chris Perkins and Hunter Soreide. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Pocahontas. Continue reading Eileen Perkins 1924 – 2019

James Rowles, 1931 – 2019

A service of remembrance was held Dec. 2 at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson for James Anton Rowles, 88, of Perry, formerly of Grand Junction.

The Rev Mark Rabideau and commissioned pastor Wendy Pittman gave words of comfort. Special music was recorded by the Presbyterian choir in 1988, with Carson Griffith as pianist.

Casket bearers were Jim’s grandchildren Matthew Rowles, Brian Rowles, Dr Johnny Rowles, Mellisa Rowles, Dr Carl Rowles, Eric Rowles, Allen Davis and Marc Davis. Continue reading James Rowles, 1931 – 2019

Rose Timmerman, 1929 – 2019

Funeral services were held Nov. 18 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson for Rose Ann Timmerman, 90, of Jefferson.

Father John Gerald was celebrant at the Mass of the Resurrection. Lectors were Kari Arneson and Erin Arneson. Sheilah Pound was soloist, accompanied by Lois Last. Honorary bearers were Kari Arneson, Erin Arneson, Ashley Timmerman, Erica Timmerman, Mallory Lanphier, Laura Deininger, Jenny Deininger, Alex Timmerman, Brooke Timmerman and Brody Timmerman.

Casket bearers were Rick Arneson, Jim Lanphier, Dan Deininger, Ben Deininger, Tanner Lanphier and Austin Timmerman. Interment was at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Jefferson. Continue reading Rose Timmerman, 1929 – 2019

Nancy Griffiths, 1947-2019

Funeral services for Nancy Griffiths, 72, of Jefferson, will be held Nov. 21 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment will be in the Jefferson Cemetery.

Nancy Kay Griffiths was born January 6, 1947, in Jefferson. She was the daughter of Edith (Heuton) and Lester Griffiths. She grew up in the Jefferson community. She had many friends in the area, and her address book was filled with their names, birthdays, and anniversaries. She called her special friends for every holiday, including their birthdays; usually, she did this three to four days in advance so that she wouldn’t forget. Continue reading Nancy Griffiths, 1947-2019

Bea Freeman, 1925- 2019

Beatrice H. Schilling Freeman, 94, of Jefferson, formerly of Boxholm,  died November 16, 2019, at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson.

Beatrice Harvey Schilling was born January 18, 1925, south of Cooper,  daughter of Dewey A. Schilling and Grace I. (Harvey) Schilling. She attended Cooper Consolidated School and graduated with the class of 1943. She attended and graduated from the University of Iowa in 1947, then taught at Nemaha Consolidated School until her marriage on September 18, 1949, to Richard L. Freeman. The couple lived and farmed south of Boxholm for many years before moving to Jefferson in 2006. Richard died in 2007. Continue reading Bea Freeman, 1925- 2019

Kyler Kiner, 1995 – 2019

Services were held Friday, Nov. 8, at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson for Kyler Walter Kiner, 24, of Grand Junction.

Words of comfort were offered by Pastor Steve Ransom of the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction. Brian Reimers, Ogden High School wrestling coach,  gave the eulogy. Honorary bearers were the Bulldog Elite Wrestling Club, Landyn Venteicher, Haidyn Venteicher and Briggs Bills.

Casket bearers were Shawn Heaning, Michael Bills, Colton Boggess, Zech Doran, Ivan Kiner and Justin Thompson. Interment was at Junction Township Cemetery west of Grand Junction. Continue reading Kyler Kiner, 1995 – 2019