Funeral notices

Marty Ray Carlson, 61, of Jefferson. Services pending at Hastings Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-8181. Survivors: wife Barbara Tuhn; son Michael Carlson of Paton;  brother Rick Carlson of Mason City; and sister Connie Schoolcraft.

Bill Ostlund, 72, of Jefferson. Services: Saturday, Feb. 29, at 2 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Webster City. Visitation: prior to the service at the church. A celebration of Bill’s life at the Webster City Links Golf Course will follow the service. Survivors: son Andy of Shawnee, KS; daughter Sarah of Webster City; sisters Mindy Harkins of Colorado and Janis Graber of California; and brother John of Virginia. Brown Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-4125, is assisting the family.


William C. Ostlund, 1947 – 2020

William (Bill) Charles Ostlund, the son of John and Beverly (Juhl) Ostlund, was born April 5, 1947, in Hot Springs, AR, and left this life on January 29, 2020, in Des Moines. He lived his life to the age of 72 years, 9 months and 24 days.

Bill grew up in Webster City and graduated from Webster City High School in 1965. He was his class’ president. He attended and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1969. Bill received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wyoming in 1972. He remained a proud Hawkeye and Cowboy the entirety of his life. Continue reading William C. Ostlund, 1947 – 2020

Lola Dzuris, 1927 – 2020

Services were held Feb. 21 at First Baptist Church in Jefferson for Lola Mae Dzuris, 92, of Mora, MN, formerly of Jefferson.

Pastor Bob McNight offered words of comfort. Sheilah Pound was soloist, accompanied by Lois Last.

Casket bearers were Dick Dzuris Jr, James McCaffrey, Doug Smith, Valerie Anderson, Les Fister and Bill Allen. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Continue reading Lola Dzuris, 1927 – 2020

Glennie Costello, 1933 – 2020

Glennie Jean Costello, daughter of Benhardt and Marie (Ladehoff) Segebart, was born June 2, 1933, in Crawford County. Glennie passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside February 12, 2020, at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson at the age of 86.

Glennie grew up in Vail and graduated from Vail High School. On April 6, 1953, she was united in marriage to Raymond Costello at St. Ann Church in Vail. They were the proud parents of eight children: Brian, Jeanne, Mary, David, Karen, Denise, Gail, and Raymond Michael. Continue reading Glennie Costello, 1933 – 2020

Kathy Semke, 1952 – 2020

Mary Margaret Kathelene Semke, 67, of Jefferson, passed away on February 9, 2020, after a brave battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Kathy was born December 23, 1952, to Ward Duffy and Katherine Jobush in Jefferson. After graduating from Jefferson High School in 1971, she went on to study at the University of Iowa. Continue reading Kathy Semke, 1952 – 2020

Andy Foster, 1936 – 2020

A Celebration of Life for Andy Foster, 83, of Jefferson, was held  Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson with the Rev Julie Poulsen presiding. Granddaughter Dakota Foster sang “My Heart Will Go On.” Lois Last accompanied  congregational singing. A Masonic service led by Curt Eason preceded the service.

Andrew Charles Foster was born Oct. 4, 1936, at the family home in Scranton to Paul William Foster and Nana Belle McFadden Foster. When Andy was 2 years old, his mother died. Paul married Kathryn Clark and she became the mother of the Foster family. Continue reading Andy Foster, 1936 – 2020

Ray Busch, 1942 – 2020

Ray Busch, 77, of rural Ogden, passed away February 8, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Raymond Carl Busch was born July 6, 1942, son of Fritz and Rose (Hoefle) Busch. Ray was the youngest of three children and attended elementary school in Beaver and then attended in Grand Junction, where and was crowned Homecoming King and graduated in 1960.

On December 15, 1962, Ray married Judy Groves of Rippey in Grand Junction at the Presbyterian Church. They lived in Beaver for three years then moved to a farm south of Beaver where they raised four daughters, farmed, and had livestock. Ray and Judy retired from farming in 2010. Continue reading Ray Busch, 1942 – 2020

Ruby Metzler, 1916 – 2020

Funeral services were held February 6 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Ruby Metzler, 103, of Jamaica.

Words of comfort were offered by Todd Muir of the Jefferson congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Honorary bearers were Bud Matthews, Ned Johnson, Tyler Muir and Kurt Meinecke.

Casket bearers were Ian Johnson, Todd Muir, Steve Curtis and Matt Ulrich. Interment was at the Junction Township Cemetery west of Grand Junction. Continue reading Ruby Metzler, 1916 – 2020

Rexine Johnson, 1922 – 2020

Rexine Johnson, the daughter of Guy and Ida (Stream) Kinsman, was born August 26, 1922 at her parent’s farm home near Churdan, Iowa and departed this life January 30, 2020 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived a full life to the age of 97 years, 5 months and 4 days.

Rexine attended and graduated from the Churdan High School in 1940 and later attended Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls where she received a teacher’s certificate. She returned to Churdan and taught in country schools. She later worked in a café in Churdan. Continue reading Rexine Johnson, 1922 – 2020

Patricia Monogin, 1934 – 2020

Patricia Monagin, 85, of Jefferson, died January 30, 2020, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines surrounded by her daughters Carole Monagin-Rustan and Kelly Walker, her son Mike Monagin, and many family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents Albert Case and Irene Mohr; brothers Jim Case, Chuck Case, and Donnie Case; sister Stella Ludwig; and sister-in-law Patty Case. Continue reading Patricia Monogin, 1934 – 2020

Madeline Hendricks, 1923 – 2020

Funeral services were held Jan. 30 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Madeline Hendricks, 96, of Jefferson.

Words of comfort were offered by Bobby Palmer, pastor of First Baptist Church of Churdan. Meladee Graven was soloist accompanied by Janet Wills.

Casket bearers were Mitch Stream, Bryan Booth, Alex Olson,  Aaron Wise, Daniel Madsen and Jared Morris. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Continue reading Madeline Hendricks, 1923 – 2020

John Zepp, 1940 – 2020

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

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