Funeral notices

Henry Christiansen, 60,  of Jefferson. No services planned at this time. Brown Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-125/

Happy birthday, Madeline

Madeline Hendricks will celebrate her 95th birthday Feb. 25.

Her family is hosting a card shower to mark the special day.

Friends can send Madeline cards at 4 Park Place, Jefferson, IA  50129.

Frances “Flo” Dobson, 1927 – 2018

Frances FloElla Dobson, known as Flo, was born April 26, 1927, in Forbes, MO, to Charles Austin Cleland and Frances Grethel (Sipes) Cleland. She grew up in Batavia, IL, where she attended District 101 Schools, graduating in June of 1945. She attended IBM Electric Accounting School. She worked for Barber Greene in Aurora, IL, until she moved to Beaver with her family. She then worked as a secretary to the superintendent of schools at Grand Junction. Continue reading Frances “Flo” Dobson, 1927 – 2018

Earl ‘Busch’ Fredrickson, 1952 – 2018

A prayer service was held Feb. 7 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Earl Dean “Busch” Fredrickson, 65, of Otho.

Earl Dean “Busch” Fredrickson was born on March 23, 1952, in Dexter to Richard and Kathleen Fredrickson. He was baptized as an infant at Zion Lutheran Church in Dexter and later confirmed at St John Lutheran Church in Dana. At the time of his death he was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. Continue reading Earl ‘Busch’ Fredrickson, 1952 – 2018

Joyce Turner, 1926 – 2018

Joyce Swaney Turner, 91, of Jefferson died peacefully at home surrounded by family on January 31, 2018. Her bright spirit, compassion for others, and wry sense of humor were with her until the end. Ever curious and a great listener, she was a brilliant, energetic, and caring woman who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Joyce made the world a better place. Continue reading Joyce Turner, 1926 – 2018

Mary Ann Grace, 1929 – 2018

Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 31, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson for Mary Ann Grace 88 of Jefferson.

The Rev Jim Bruch, pastor of St Malachy Catholic Church in Madrid officiated at the Mass of the Resurrection. Musicians were the St Joseph guitar group and violinist Cole Grace. Readers were Lisa Grace and Chuck Dunlop. Gift bearers and honorary bearers were Daniel Grace, Cooper Skinner, KeAnna Skinner, Sheana Story, Sarah Walker and David Moore. Continue reading Mary Ann Grace, 1929 – 2018

Gary Reed, 1948 – 2018

A Service of Remembrance was held January 18 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home for Gary Russell Reed, 69, of Jefferson.

The Rev Sheldon Henderson, pastor of Central Christian Church in Jefferson, offered words of comfort. Honorary bearers were Kara Reed, Kelly Reed, Britnee Gamble, Jessie Arms, Kaitlynn Stofer, Gillian Stofer, Kelsey Reed, Brody Bigart, Brayden Biggart, Bailey Biggart, Madison Reed, Brianne Hurley, Justin Reed, Taylor Arms Charlite Stofer, Dale Ganoe and Trent Ganoe. Continue reading Gary Reed, 1948 – 2018

Jeanette Walker, 1934 – 2018

A Service of Remembrance was held Jan. 15 at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson for Jeanette DeAnn Walker, 83, of Lake City, formerly of Jefferson.

Words of comfort were offered by her son Aaron Walker and the Rev Gordon Moen pastor of the church. Readers were Dani Paup and Cliff Said. Organist was Donna Carhill.

Interment was at the Dawson Township Cemetery west of Paton. Continue reading Jeanette Walker, 1934 – 2018

Gary H. Mears, 1936 – 2018

Gary H. Mears, Lieutenant General (U.S. Air Force, Retired), 81, passed away on January 3, 2018, in Jacksonville Beach, FL. He was born May 23, 1936, in Boone, IA.

Gary was born May 23, 1936, in Boone, IA, the son of Jack and Blanche (Wiltse) Mears. He graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1954.

He graduated from the University of Iowa and received his Air Force commission in 1958, having participated in the Reserve Officer Training Corps. Continue reading Gary H. Mears, 1936 – 2018

Beryl Johnson, 1927 – 2018

Beryl Johnson, 90, passed away January 10, 2018, at the Greene County Medical Center long term care facility after a brief illness.

Beryl was born April 4, 1927, in Ralston to Gerald and Ruth (Mathias) Johnson. He grew up in Ralston and later moved to Scranton where he graduated and met his future wife, Jean Johnson. Married for 67 years, Jean passed away January 4, 2015. Continue reading Beryl Johnson, 1927 – 2018