Funeral notices

Rolland Hillman, 87, of Grand Junction. Services: Saturday, April 27, at 10:30 am at First United Methodist Church, Grand Junction. Interment: Junction Township Cemetery. Visitation: Friday from 5 to 7 pm at the church. Memorials are suggested to Grand Junction fire and rescue. Survivors: son Steve Hillman of Grand Junction; daughters Renee Rains of Kansas City, MO, and Pam Hillman of Des Moines; daughter-in-law Mary Hillman of Grand Junction; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Michelle Hillman of Des Moines; and other relatives and friends. Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, 515-386-2171.

Curt Clancy, 65,of Halbur. Services: Wednesday, April 24, at 11 am at St Mary Catholic Church in Pomeroy. Interment: St Mary Cemetery. Visitation: Tuesday after 4 pm at St Augustine Church in Halbur, with a Christian wake service at 6:30, also Wednesday after 10 am at the church in Pomeroy. Survivors: wife Julie Clancy; daughters Alicia (Adam) Heun of Jefferson, Andrea (Brian) Sullivan of Nashua, and Alayna (Kenny) Hansen of Templeton; grandsons Aiden and Connor Sullivan and Brekken, Korden and Holten Hansen; mother Geraldine Clancy of Pomeroy; sisters Pat Vial of Oregon and Mary Clancy (Larry Pote) of Coon Rapids; his brother Mike Clancy of Minnesota; brothers- and sisters-in-law Pat Ortner of Omaha, NE, Dave (Shannon) Buelt of Indianapolis, IN, Tom (Joyce) Buelt of Omaha, Gary (Jamie) Buelt of Polk City, and Nancy (Mark) Schoeberl of Plano, TX; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives. Memorials are suggested to the Iowa 4-H Foundation or the Iowa Charolais Breeders Association’s youth scholarship program. Sharp Funeral Home of Carroll, 712-792-4301.

Charles “Chuck” Clark, 86, of Ogden. Services: Friday, April 26, at 11 am at First Presbyterian Church, Grand Junction. Interment: Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Visitation: Friday after 9 am at the church. Survivors: wife Clara Clark of Ogden; sons Dennis (Brenda) Clark of Shawnee, KS, Trinity (Helen) Clark of Ogden, and Randy (Terrie) Clark of Waseca, MN; sisters Beverly Scherbart of Ames an Ramoa Stewart of North Hampton; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, 515-386-2171.

Hoyt Monroe, 98, of Jefferson, formerly of Knoxville. Celebration of Life Saturday, May 4, at 10:30 am at First Presbyterian Church, Jefferson. Visitation: Friday, May 3, from 5 to 7 pm at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-2171. Survivors: sons Jim (Joyce) Monroe of Sedalia MO, Phil (Jan) Monroe of Spokane WA, Steve (Dot) Monroe of Johnston, and Bill (Martha) Monroe of Jefferson. Also surviving are 11 granddaughters and 20 great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews. Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson or RCE International.

Elizabeth Hoyt, 1934 – 2019

Services were held April 16 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson for Elizabeth May Hoyt, 84, of Bagley.

Chaplain Deborah Spidle of St Croix Hospice offered words of comfort. Honorary bearers were Shane Hoyt, Sunny Kolbe and Jason Meyers.

Casket bearers were Marshall Hoyt, Damon Hoyt, Joshua Brown, Doug Sukovaty, Gib Sukovaty and Bruce Mobley. Interment was at Greenbrier Township Cemetery in Greene County. Continue reading Elizabeth Hoyt, 1934 – 2019

Deborah Monthei, 1948 – 2019

In honor of Deborah Monthei, her family is hosting a reception and time of visitation for family and friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 2 to 5 pm at the Jefferson Community Golf Course, 501 West Greenewood Road, Jefferson.

Deborah (Debbie) Darlene Masters Monthei left this world to live on in Heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ as of March 29, 2019. She was born March 30, 1948, to Robert and Serena Masters in Kendallville, IN. Continue reading Deborah Monthei, 1948 – 2019

Mary Jane Blair, 1932 – 2019

Services were held April 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson for Mary Jane Blair, 86, of Jefferson, formerly of Paton.

Words of comfort were offered by Pastor Dennis Martens. Wendy Pittman of First Presbyterian Church in Paton was lector and Cathy Lee Fredrickson gave the eulogy. Peg Raney was guitarist and Mark Erickson was organist. Honorary bearers were Nikki Goughnour, Jill Hayes, Laura Walker, Jennifer Steinfeldt, Cathy Lee Frederickson, Jessica Goughnour and Audrey Walker. Continue reading Mary Jane Blair, 1932 – 2019

Horace Hedges, 1915 – 2019

A Service of Remembrance was held April 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson for Horace Hedges, 104, of Jefferson.

The Rev Julie Poulsen offered words of comfort. Joseph Jackson II was soloist, accompanied by Sheryl Sloan.

Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.

Horace Frederick Hedges was born January 25, 1915, in Scranton Township, Greene County, the son of Charles and Bertha (Gotter) Hedges. Upon graduating from high school, Horace began a long and successful career in farming. Continue reading Horace Hedges, 1915 – 2019

Steven Harberts, 1946 – 2019

Surrounded by loved ones, the Reverend Steven Lynn Harberts passed away peacefully at home in Jefferson, Iowa on April 1, 2019.

Born October 29, 1946, in Waterloo to the Reverend Dick and Enola Harberts, Steven shared his birthday with his best friend and twin brother Stewart Lee Harberts of Essex.

Steven’s education began in the one-room Humke Schoolhouse in Center Township. Continue reading Steven Harberts, 1946 – 2019

Wyatt James Wilson, 2018 – 2019

A Service of Remembrance was held March 27 for Wyatt James Wilson, age 3 months, at the First United Methodist Church in Grand Junction.

Pastor Steve Ransom offered words of comfort. Honorary bearers were Ben Johnston, Jacob Johnston, Spencer Johnston, Kenzo Johnson, Austin Maach and Hayden Pottorff.

Casket bearers were Ryan Johnston, Jeremy Johnston, Bradley Johnston, Tyler Johnston, Michael Johnston and Jim Wilson. Interment was at the Junction Township Cemetery west of Grand Junction.

Wyatt James Wilson, son of Benjamin and Megan (Johnston) Wilson, was born December 8, 2018, at the Boone County Hospital. Wyatt passed away at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson on March 22, 2019, at the age of 3 months and 14 days. Continue reading Wyatt James Wilson, 2018 – 2019

Jeanette Marie Van Tassel, 1931 – 2019

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson for Jeanette Marie Van Tassel, 87,  of Jefferson.

The Rev John Gerald, pastor of the church, will celebrate the Mass of the Resurrection. Sheilah Pound will be soloist, accompanied by Lois Last.

Casket bearers will be Kari Northeim, Katie Lynn Dinslage, James Truckenmiller, Norman Manken III, Heather Manken, Jeremiah Manken, Jacob Manken, Heidi Manken, Sebastian Van Tassel, Bianca Bakkar and Andre Bakkar. A private family burial will be held at the Hersey Cemetery in Brewster, MN. Continue reading Jeanette Marie Van Tassel, 1931 – 2019

LeJane Dillivan, 1927 – 2019

The family of LeJane Dillivan, 91, of Jefferson, formerly of Rippey, honors her upon her death.

LeJane Johnson Dillivan was born September 21, 1927, in Greene County at a family farm near Grand Junction. She was the youngest of three children born to Ray Johnson and Mary Ellen Thompson Johnson.

LeJane was a lifelong resident of Greene County, growing up and raising her family near Rippey. She graduated from Rippey High School in 1945 and worked at the First National Bank in Rippey after graduation. She was joined in marriage in 1950 to Maurice Lloyd Dillivan at the Rippey United Methodist Church. Continue reading LeJane Dillivan, 1927 – 2019

Richard ‘Dick’ Wilcox, 1927 – 2019

Funeral services for Richard “Dick” Wilcox, 91, of Jefferson will beThursday, March 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. Interment will be at Greenbrier Township Cemetery, Greene County. Memorials are suggested to the Greenbrier United Methodist Church.

Richard “Dick” Wilcox was born August 2, 1927, in Guthrie County, IA, to Clyde and Electa Coe Wilcox. He grew up living with both his mother and grandparents, whom he lovingly referred to as Pa and Ma Coe. He attended both Bagley and Guthrie Center schools, graduating with the Bagley High School Class of 1944. He remained close to his classmates throughout the years and rarely missed a Bagley alumni banquet. During his youth he enjoyed 4-H, showing his animals, and just being with friends. Continue reading Richard ‘Dick’ Wilcox, 1927 – 2019

Francis ‘Bud’ Tasler, 1927 – 2019

Francis “Bud” Tasler was born July 19, 1927 to Frank and Margaret Gouger Tasler at Jefferson. Bud attended Jackson #8 Country School through the eighth grade. He attended high school in Jefferson, graduating with the Class of 1945.

In 1948, Bud started farming. In 1950 he was drafted into the United States Army. Before he left for the service, he married Joan Garland on September 30, 1950, then left for the service on October 16, 1950. He was sent to Camp Pickett, VA, for basic training. In October 1951 he was sent to Germany with the 43rd Infantry Division. He served as staff sargent with the Infantry. Continue reading Francis ‘Bud’ Tasler, 1927 – 2019

Doug Templer, 1956 – 2019

Douglas Ray Templer was born December 13, 1956, to Howard Ray Templer and Phyllis Sue Hammacher Templer in Budingen, West Germany.

Doug graduated from Escondido High School, Escondido, CA. He served in the United States Marines from December 1974 to April 1979, and then served in the United States Army from June 1981 to June 1989.

Doug then wanted to see Alaska, so he applied to be a commercial fisherman and liked it so much he stayed for 10 years. Then he moved to Iowa and worked at Farner-Bocken as a night shift manager for 18 years, retiring in June 2016. Continue reading Doug Templer, 1956 – 2019