Funeral notices

Gene Venteicher, 51, of Jefferson. Services: Monday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 am at St Joseph Catholic Church, Jefferson. Interment: St Joseph  Catholic Cemetery. Visitation: Sunday from  4 to 6 pm at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-2171. Survivors: children Amanda (Christopher) Pross of Pittsburg, KS, and Brandon (Ari) Venteicher of California; grandchildren Jaxon and Rylinn; wife Kristin Venteicher of Maryland; siblings  Kay (Thomas Burrell) Venteicher-Shulman of Woodridge, VA, Terry (Cathy) Venteicher of Des Moines, and Shelly (Shaun) Reed of Jefferson; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

Thomas M. Duncan, 60, of Jefferson. Services: Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 10:30 am at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Interment: Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Visitation: Monday from 5 to 7 pm at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-2171. Survivors: mother Bonnie Duncan and brother Jay Duncan, both of Jefferson; and other relatives and many friends.

Wes Bunnell, 69, of Glidden. Services: Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 10:30 am at St Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Glidden. Interment:  Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery, Glidden. Visitation: Monday after 5 pm, with a Christian wake service at 7 pm at Dahn & Woodhouse Funeral Home, Glidden, 712-659-3131; visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Survivors: wife Barbara Bunnell; daughters Shannon Bunnell of Des Moines and Karen (Jason) Ackerman of Ottumwa; sons Adam (Lisa) Bunnell of Atkins and Ryan (Jessica) Bunnell of Fairfax; grandchildren Tessa, Miles, Simon, Ellie, Laura, Samuel, Stella and Nolan; mother-in-law Mary Clark of Elkader; sister Marie Fernau of Waterloo; brother Eugene (Fern) Bunnell of Jesup; sisters-in-law Rosemary (Robert) Bossard and Ann (Dave) Gibney, all of Elkader; brothers-in-law Dennis (Rose) Clark and Gergory (Sue) Clark, all of Elkader; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Michael Lee Van Hoff, 28, of Boone. Celebration of Life Friday, Aug. 24, at 7 pm at Hastings Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-8181. Visitation: one hour prior to the service. Survivors: wife Abby Van Hoff of Ankeny and daughters Maggie and Scarlet; father Dennis Van Hoff of Boone; mother Martha Zollars Derry and husband Bob of Menlo; brothers LeRoy Van Hoff (Tommie Colms) of Boone and Greg Derry, Jeff (Natalie) Derry of Guthrie Center; sister Sheri (Randy) McCann of Guthrie Center; and grandmother Helen Zollars of Jefferson.

Larry Lang, 1943 – 2018

Larry Lee Lang of Jefferson, Iowa, died of cancer Aug. 9, 2018, surrounded by family and listening to his favorite music. He was 74.

Larry was born in Omaha, NE, on Dec. 24, 1943. He graduated from Mason City Newman High School in 1962, where he was a varsity athlete. He served in the Air Force from 1965-1969 and attended Loras College and the University of Iowa. In 1971, he married Joan Durlam Lang; the couple were married 46 years and have three children. Continue reading Larry Lang, 1943 – 2018

Luerettia Sullivan, 1927 – 2018

Services were held July 30 at St Joseph Catholic  Church in Jefferson for Luerettia May Sullivan, 90, of Jefferson.

Father John Gerald, pastor of the church, celebrated the Mass of the Resurrection. Sue Wind was lector. Amy Roberts was soloist, accompanied by Lois Last. Honorary bearers were Tracy Jessen, Heather Jessen, Holly Jessen, Amanda Helt and Jackie Molle.

Casket bearers were Jesse Helt, Mike Molly Dan Jessen, Mark Molle, Maxwell Molle and Kevin Lentz. Interment was at the St Joseph Cemetery. Continue reading Luerettia Sullivan, 1927 – 2018

Duane Ogren, 1931 – 2018

A celebration of the life of  Duane Ogren, 86, of Carroll was held Tuesday, July 31, at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson.

The Rev Julie Poulsen, pastor of the church, offered words of comfort. Kenny Monthei was soloist accompanied by Danille Curtis. Honorary bearers were Patricia Brown, Debra Youso, David Wagers, Steve Ogren, Terri Johnson, Richard Dresback, Barb DeJoode, Gary Dresback, Roger Rowles, Karen Davis, Dennis Smith, Anita Edwards, Timothy Bardole and Jason Bardole.

Casket bearers were Bruce Wagers, Paul Ogren, Bob Dresback, Craig Rowles, Allen Smith and Peter Bardole Continue reading Duane Ogren, 1931 – 2018

Jay Patrick Adamson, 1961-2018

A Service of Remembrance will be held Thursday, July 26, at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds, for Jay Adamson, 57,  of Jefferson.

The Rev Cathy Van Gundy of Panora will offer words of comfort.  Laura Minnihan will be soloist. Honorary bearers will be Jim Adamson, Tom Thornton, Bill Gebhart, Richard Kennedy, Roger Wessling and Craig Brelsford.

Interment will be at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Continue reading Jay Patrick Adamson, 1961-2018

Melvin R. Miller, 1928 – 2018

Services were held July 16 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Melvin R. Miller, 90, of Jefferson.

Pastor Larry Monthei of Hope United Methodist Parish offered words of comfort. Soloist was Kenny Monthei. Interment was at the Franklin Township Cemetery in Cooper with graveside military rites by and Iowa Army honor guard, and VFW Post 9599 and American Legion Post 11, both of Jefferson. Continue reading Melvin R. Miller, 1928 – 2018

Sheana Story, 1990 – 2018

A Celebration of Life for Sheana Marie Story, 28, of Des Moines will be shared Friday, July 13, at 10:30 am at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson.

Father Jim Bruch of Ogden will offer words of comfort. Readers will be Melissa Barrett, Sarah Walker and Sharon Dunlop. Honorary bearers will be Sheana’s nieces and nephews – Kya Grob, Paige Walker, Autumn Barrett, Lillian Barrett, Josie Walker, Walker Barrett, Kylie Walker and Jude Grace.

Casket bearers will be Scott Ball, Shawn Scheuermann, Cotton Langley, Carson Skinner, Dusty McDonald, BJ Wright, Allyn Case, Jordi Daughtry, Robyn Illingsworth, Alicia Patricks, and all her many friends. Continue reading Sheana Story, 1990 – 2018

Deloris Roeder, 1926 – 2018

A Service of Remembrance was held Monday, July 2, at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Deloris Roeder, 91, longtime Jefferson resident.

Words of comfort were offered by the Rev Shirley Hoffmann Will of Griswold. Casket bearers were Benjamin Lawson, Rebekah Miller, Derek Roeder and Kyle Roeder. Interment was  at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.
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Dale C. Jones Sr, 1945-2018

Funeral services for Dale C. Jones, Sr, 73, of Jefferson, were held Thursday, June 21, at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment was in the Prairie Center Cemetery in Dallas County.

Dale Clell Jones Sr. was born February 28, 1945, in Perry, the son of Elva Davis Jones and Orville Jones. He grew up on the family farm south of Dawson. He went to a country school south of Perry. For 22 years, Dale worked at Weiss Corporation in Perry until he retired in 1993. He had lived on the family farm taking care of his mom until 1991 when they moved to Jefferson. Continue reading Dale C. Jones Sr, 1945-2018