Funeral notices

Jeanette Marie Hunt, 85, of Fort Dodge, Jefferson High School class of 1951. Services: Tuesday, June 26, at 10:30 am  at St Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge. Interment: North Lawn Cemetery. Visitation: Monday from 4 to 7 pm at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home, 515-576-3156. Survivors: husband Eldon; daughters Jan Coy of Plainfield, IL, Pam (John) Nelson of Gowrie, Lori (Frank) Ludgate of Bettendorf, and Marie (Eric) Burton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Drew Florman, 56, of Jefferson. Celebration of Life: Saturday, June 30, from 11 am to 3 pm at the lakeside shelter house at Spring Lake Park northwest of Grand Junction. Survivors: mother Lois Wistenberg of Jefferson; sisters Lisa (Troy) Anderson of Perry, Shon (Larry) Blake of Jefferson, Mary Ellen Norman of Missouri Valley and Kim (Ben) Luther of Urbandale; and brother Tony (Patti) Florman of Mason City. Hastings Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-8181.

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

Raynard Langenbau, 1939 – 2018

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 21, at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook for Raynard August Langenbau, 78, of rural Garwin.  Military honors were provided by Gladbrook American Legion Post #127.

The family was assisted by Mitchell Family funeral Home of Marshalltown, 641-844-1234.

Raynard passed away at home on Saturday, June 16, 2018, surrounded by his loving family and friends.  Continue reading Raynard Langenbau, 1939 – 2018

Wayne Hougham, 1960 – 2018

A Celebration of the Life of Wayne Hougham, 57, of Jefferson was held Saturday, June 16, at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson.

Pastor Jim Barnett of Jefferson offered words of comfort. Soloist was Sheilah Pound, accompanied by Sheryl Sloan. Honorary bearers were Joe Doran, John Reineman, Sean Thompson, Tim Buenz, Tim Christensen, Mel Graven, Elaine McDowell, Brian Phillips, Karen Sandberg, Shawn DeMoss, Kevin Lentz and Harold Everman. Continue reading Wayne Hougham, 1960 – 2018

Bill Kendall, 1935 – 2018

A Celebration of Life service for Bill Kendall, 83, of Jefferson was held Friday, June 15, at 10 am at the Greene County High School auditorium. Military rites and interment followed at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.

William LeRoy Kendall was the oldest of nine children born to Otha and Flora (Fister) Kendall on April 21, 1935, in Jefferson. Bill was born at home. Bill passed away at his home on June 9, 2018, in the same block where he was born. Continue reading Bill Kendall, 1935 – 2018

Craig Cuddy, 1949 – 2018


Craig Cuddy was born October 12, 1949, the second of Jim and Lorna Cuddy’s five boys. Craig had a tough start in life, as asthma kept him down often. Consequently, he grew into a teen fueled by an uncertain longevity, so he decided to do as much as he could — back to that in a minute. Craig’s journey ended June 10, 2018, at the age of 68. He lived a lot in those years, as a fearless adventurer, but foremost as a great son, brother, dad to Chad, and partner to Susan DeWitt. Continue reading Craig Cuddy, 1949 – 2018

Harold Peterson, 1926 -2018

Services were held Monday, June 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson for Harold Martin, Peterson, 91, of Jefferson.

The Rev Dennis Martens, pastor of the church, offered words of comfort. Soloist was Larry Dowd, accompanied by Mark Erickson. Honorary bearers were Mick Burkett, Bill Hamilton, Wayne Juhl, Cecil Rueter, Paul Mears and Richard “Pete” Peterson. Continue reading Harold Peterson, 1926 -2018

Tim Healy, 1953 – 2018

A celebration of the life of Tim Healy was held Saturday, June 2, at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds in Jefferson.

Pastor Cathy Van Gundy of Panora offered words of comfort. James Healy was soloist. Honorary bearers were Jim Wyckoff, Dave Perkins, Mike Piepel, Bob Bills, John Evers, Rick Pierce, Dennis Louk, Phil Siglin and Terry Semke.

Continue reading Tim Healy, 1953 – 2018

Mary ‘Dee Dee’ Anderson, 1931 – 2018

It is with deepest sorrow the family announces the passing of Mary Doloris Anderson, 86, of Des Moines.

Funeral services were May 30 at United Methodist Church in Grand Junction. Pastor Steve Ransom  offered words of comfort. Honorary bearers were Vincent Anderson and Dustan Towne (deceased).

Casket bearers were Ron Anderson, Don Anderson, John Anderson, Robert Anderson, Alan Alweiss, Caleb Anderson Blanchard, Mike Dodds and Quade Lankford. Interment was at the Junction Township Cemetery in Grand Junction. Continue reading Mary ‘Dee Dee’ Anderson, 1931 – 2018

Lorene Conner, 91, of Jefferson

Funeral services for Lorene Conner, 91, of Jefferson, were held Tuesday, May 29, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson.

Interment was at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Lidderdale.

Lorene Marion Kruse was born on September 9, 1926, on the Kruse farm near Lidderdale in Grant Township, Carroll County. She grew up during the Great Depression on the family farm. She attended a one-room school house and then Immanuel Lutheran School with her siblings in Lidderdale. She graduated from Carroll High School. She then attended and graduated from St. Anthony’s School of Nursing in Carroll in 1948, as did her sister Doris, six years later. Continue reading Lorene Conner, 91, of Jefferson

Fereleen Acton, 1940 – 2018

Services were held Wednesday, May 23, at St Brigid Catholic Church in Grand Junction for Fereleen Acton, 77, of Rippey.

The Rev Jeff Schleisman, pastor of the church, celebrated the Mass of the Resurrection. Heather Acton was lector. Brenda Roberts was soloist, accompanied by Lois Last.

Honorary bearers were Cap and Sandy Ridgway, Jim and Lois Last, Joel and Jenon Cody, Jon Cody, Dianne Blackmer, Julie Blackmer, Jerry and Janice Kennedy, Marietta and Harry Coil, and Bev and Larry Murphy. Continue reading Fereleen Acton, 1940 – 2018