Funeral notices

Maxine Ure, 92, of Cooper. Services: Thursday, Dec. 21, at 10:30 am at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-2171. Interment: Franklin Township Cemetery near Cooper. Visitation: one hour prior to the service, and at a luncheon following the service at The Garrity House, 308 Vine St, in Cooper. Survivors: daughter Cheri Ure (Joe Healy); son Jim Ure; grandchildren James Healy and Danielle Olson; sisters-in-law Georgia (Joe) Rensch and Jan (Bill) Squires; brother-in-law Hap (Edie) Rolfes; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.





Kathleen ‘Katy’ O’Bryan, 1927 -2017

Mass of the Christian Burial will be held for Kathleen “Katy” O’Bryan on Friday, Dec. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson, with the Rev. Jeremy Wind presiding. A rosary will be prayed for her at 4:30 pm on Thursday in the church, with a visitation to follow from 5 to 7 pm. Hastings Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Kathleen Callista Flynn was born  Oct. 10, 1927, at the home of her maternal grandparents in Remsen. She was the fourth of 10 children born to John Thomas Flynn and Cecilia Marie (Ahmann) Flynn. Continue reading Kathleen ‘Katy’ O’Bryan, 1927 -2017

Maxine Ure, 1925- 2017

Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 21, at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Maxine Ure, 92, of Jefferson, formerly of Cooper.

Maxine’s grandson James Healy will preside and will also be soloist. Chris Henning will read the eulogy. Interment will be at the Franklin Township Cemetery at Cooper. Continue reading Maxine Ure, 1925- 2017

Ruth Veenstra, 1915 – 2017

Ruth Veenstra, 102, of Clinton, formerly of Jefferson. Services: Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1 pm at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Interment: Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Visitation: Thursday after 11 am at the church. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, Jefferson. Snell-Zornig Funeral Home, Clinton, 563-242-0252. Ruth Veenstra, 102, of Clinton, formerly of Jefferson, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Alverno – Clinton. Continue reading Ruth Veenstra, 1915 – 2017

Ruth Harrison, 1928 – 2017

A celebration of the life of Ruth Harrison, 89, of Jefferson was held Monday, Nov. 20, at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson.

The Rev Gordon Moen, pastor of the church, offered words of comfort. Doyle Carlson was soloist with Danille Curtis as accompanist. Honorary bearers were Don Fatka, Larry Fatka, Ron Fatka, Rick Smith, Duane Stanek, David Fatka, Dave Mills, Denny Klocksiem and Allen Klocksiem. Continue reading Ruth Harrison, 1928 – 2017

Burton Toyne, 1923-2017

A service of remembrance was held Oct. 30 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Arthur Burton Toyne, 94, of Jefferson, formerly of Grand Junction.

The Rev Gordon Moen, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Grand Junction, offered words of comfort. Evan Hecht was soloist, accompanied by Danille Curtis. Honorary bearers were Evan Hecht, Wendal Johnston, Kenneth Henrichs, Eugene Davenport, Charles Davenport, James Toyne, Robert Henrichs, Pam Foster, Sherri Sievers, Tony Beger, Beryle Johnston, Wayne Henrichs, Gail Davenport, Duane Davenport, Beth Schneider, Ron Henrichs, Larry Morriss, Jan Scharingson, Edward Henrichs, Florence Free, Delbert Davenport, Ruby Allison, Richard Henrichs, Diane Brown and Gary Morriss. Continue reading Burton Toyne, 1923-2017

Zelma Dyer, 1920 – 2017

Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Central Christian Church in Jefferson for Zelma Irene Dyer, 97, of Jefferson.

Pastors Troy Emley and Sheldon Henderson offered words of comfort. Pat Emley accompanied congregational singing. Honorary bearers were Brent Emley, Eric Emley, Alex Emley, Nolan Emley, Troy Haight, Bruce Klinzman and Dallas Schrader.

Casket bearers were Will Emley, Bob Emley, Don Ahrens and Brad Klinzman. Interment was at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. Continue reading Zelma Dyer, 1920 – 2017

Funeral notices

Mardelle Hane of Perry. Services: Monday, Oct. 16, at 11 am at Hastings Funeral  Home, Perry, 515-465-4691. Interment: Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Visitation: Sunday after 1 pm, with family from 3 to 5 pm. Survivors: daughter Karen Gamerdinger (Randy Meyer) of Johnston; son Mark (Theresa) Hane of rural Adel; son-in-law Bob Pieper of Stuart; brothers Jim (Susan) Smith of Clive and Richard (Adrienne) Smith of Jefferson; sister Donna (Ray) Van Buskirk of Sioux City; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Linda Foster, 1940 – 2017

A memorial service for Linda Foster, 77, of Jefferson, will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, at Windsor Christian Church in Windsor, IL. Interment will be in the Windsor Cemetery. At a later date, the family will host a time of remembrance in Jefferson, Iowa.

Linda Kay Foster was born Feb.19, 1940 in Windsor. She was the youngest of eight children born to Jennie (Ranard) and Rush Neal. Linda lived part of her growing-up years with her Aunt Ruth and Uncle Carl Cooper in Windsor. Continue reading Linda Foster, 1940 – 2017

Harold Woodruff, 1922 – 2017

Services were held Sept. 16 at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson for Harold G. Woodruff, 95, of Jefferson.

Words of comfort were offered by the Rev Julia Poulsen, pastor of the church. Gary Haupert was soloist, accompanied by Sheryl Sloan. Honorary bearer was his granddaughter Joy Campbell, deceased.

Casket bearers were Harold’s grandchildren April Burnett, Ryan Woodruff, Jamie Rattanapamonsook, Matthew Woodruff, Megan Woodruff, Kyle Campbell, Kristofer Campbell, Danielle Durbala O’Hara and Jennifer Durbala. Continue reading Harold Woodruff, 1922 – 2017

Bernice Carter, 1921 – 2017

Bernice (Bruce) Carter passed away on Aug. 30, 2017, at Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jefferson at the age of 96.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Grand Junction at 11 am on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, preceded by the Catholic Daughters’ rosary beginning at 10:30 am Saturday at the church. Visitation with the family will be held after the Mass during lunch. Private burial of the cremains will be done by the family. Continue reading Bernice Carter, 1921 – 2017

John Walter Meyer, 1949 – 2017

Funeral services for John Meyer, 68, of Jefferson will be held Monday, Sept. 11, at the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson. A graveside service will be held at that afternoon at Silver Valley Cemetery in Hancock.

John Walter Meyer, first-born son of Milton and Drusa Dell (Thomas) Meyer, was born on March 15, the Ides of March, 1949, in Council Bluffs. He died at home on Sept. 2, 2017, in Jefferson at the age of 68. Continue reading John Walter Meyer, 1949 – 2017