Funeral notices

Donna Mae Matheson, 87, of Sun Prairie, WI, formerly of Jefferson and Reinbeck. Services: Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 am at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck. Interment: Reinbeck Cemetery. Survivors: children Janelle (Randy) LaBounty and Jay (Pam) Venenga; stepdaughter Connie (Bill) Smith; grandchildren Brad (Alissa) Venenga, Jadi Leisen, Shelby (Ryan) Spiess, Tyler (Clare) Venenga, Leslie (Peter) Merzian, Michelle LaBounty and Robyn LaBounty; great-grandchildren Haiden and Adyson Leisen; step-grandchildren Amber Matheson, Robert Smith, Chris (Bailey) Smith and several nieces and nephews. Abels Funeral Homes of Reinbeck, 319-345-2622.

Funeral notices

Tom Quinlan, 94, of Perry, former radio broadcaster and owner of KDLS. Services: Saturday, Feb. 16, at 10 am at St Patrick Catholic Church, Perry. Interment: Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. Visitation: Friday after 3 pm, with family from 5 to 6:30 pm and a time of remembrance following, at Murdock Funeral Home, Perry, 515-465-2974. Survivors: sons Dennis Quinlan of Palm Springs, CA, and Tom Quinlan of Mason City; daughters Kathy Hoskinson of Perry and Patty Schlotterbeck of Urbandale; grandchildren Matt Hoskinson, Mark Hoskinson, Andrea Szymczyk, Jeff Hansen, Jacklyn Petersen and Cassandra Nelson; and 14 great-grandchildren. Memorials are suggested to St Patrick Catholic School in Perry.

Margaret Ann Powers, 1926 – 2019

Margaret Powers, the daughter of Harold and Anna (Goedert) Traner, was born February 26, 1926, at Carroll and entered into rest February 5, 2019, at the Regency Park Care Center in Jefferson, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 92 years, 11 months and 27 days.

Margaret attended St. Joseph grade school, two years at St. Angelus Academy and graduated from Carroll High School in 1944. After graduation, she attended St. Anthony School of Nursing in Carroll. Continue reading Margaret Ann Powers, 1926 – 2019

Jim Grace, 1930 – 2019

Funeral services were held February 9 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson for James  Martin Grace, 88, of Jefferson.

Fr Jim Bruch of Ogden celebrated the Mass of the Resurrection. Connie Skinner gave the eulogy. Sheilah Pound was soloist, accompanied by Lois Last. Honorary bearers were Daniel Grace, Cooper Skinner, KeAnna Skinner, Sarah Walker, David Moore, Ken Baker, Tyler Grace, Michael Walker, Melissa Barrett, Carson Skinner, Karim Hadi, Cole Grace and Dick Davis. Continue reading Jim Grace, 1930 – 2019

Wilma Irene Hunter, 1922 – 2019

Irene Hunter was the daughter of Ben and Lillie (Patrick) Clipperton and was born on December 3, 1922, in their home southwest of Churdan and passed from this life January 30, 2019, at the Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. She lived her life to the age of 96 years, 1 month and 27 days.

Wilma grew up in rural Churdan, moving to her home north of Churdan when she was in junior high school. After she graduated from Churdan High School in 1940, she attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Wilma taught at three country schools in rural Churdan. She enjoyed teaching and as her life unfolded often served in teaching roles. She would say “once a teacher, always a teacher”. Continue reading Wilma Irene Hunter, 1922 – 2019

Rose Bea Siemann, 1924 – 2019

Funeral services were held Jan. 30 at St Columbkille Catholic Church in Churdan for Rose Bea Siemann, 94, of Jefferson.

The Rev Steve Brodersen celebrated the Mass of Christian Burial. Cantor was Greg Carey with Michelle Fields as organist. Honorary casket bearers were James Eischeid, Dennis Hendricks, Paul McDermott, Mike Schultz and Gerald Wright.

Casket bearers were David Anderson, Kathryn Anderson, Leo Anderson, Jon Linden, John Siemann, Mike Siemann and Tom Siemann. Interment was at St Patrick Catholic Cemetery west of Churdan. Continue reading Rose Bea Siemann, 1924 – 2019

Eleanor Krieger, 1931 – 2019

Mass of the Resurrection was offered Jan. 26 at St Brigid Catholic Church in Grand Junction for Eleanor Elizabeth Krieger, 87 of Grand Junction.

Celebrant was Father Steven Brodersen of Carroll. Soloist was Sheilah Pound, accompanied by Lois Last. Honorary bearers were Megan Hogueison, Kaitlin Hougeison, Nicholas Crouse, Andrew Krieger, Brenna Lucas, Ashley McDonald and the late Travis Crouse. Interment will be at a later date at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Grand Junction. Continue reading Eleanor Krieger, 1931 – 2019

Velma Radebaugh, 1920 – 2019

Velma Radebaugh, 98, of Jefferson passed from this life on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, following a brief illness at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson.

Velma, the second daughter born to Cyrus and Alta Lulu (Hiddleson) Radebaugh, was born June 10, 1920, at her parents’ farm home in Hardin Township, Greene County. She attended her first eight years of school at Hardin No. 4 country school under the tutelage of the same teacher, Mrs. Grace Lamb. Continue reading Velma Radebaugh, 1920 – 2019

Ben Robbins, 1956 – 2019

The family of Ben Robbins hosted a memorial gathering and visitation Saturday, Jan. 26,  from 10 am until 12 noon at the Walton Woods Community Room, 1000 W. Adams St, Jefferson. In Lieu of flowers, memorials in Ben’s name may be given to the family. Interment will be at a later date at the Scranton Township Cemetery west of Scranton.

Ben Eugene Robbins was born  April 4, 1956, at Jefferson. He was the son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Schilling) Robbins. Ben died unexpectedly January 14, 2019, at his home in Jefferson. He was 62 years of age. Continue reading Ben Robbins, 1956 – 2019

Jr Whiteley, 1928 – 2019

January 11, 2019 … Donald Trump was President … Government was in partial shutdown … border wall was a controversial topic and the Brewers had beat the Cubs … Jr decided he’d had enough and left this earth for a far better place! Jr fought really hard to come back to his family, but it wasn’t meant to be… God had other plans. Jr passed away peacefully at Dallas County Hospital in Perry, surrounded by his loving family. Continue reading Jr Whiteley, 1928 – 2019

Scott Brackett, 1965 – 2019

Funeral services were held January 12 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson for Scott Brackett, 53, of Jefferson. Interment was in the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Pastor Larry Rupp officiated. Vocalists were Cheryl Rupp and Lynn Eubank. Sheryl Sloan was the accompanist.

Scott Dean Brackett was born July 22, 1965, in Jefferson and passed away January 9, 2019. He was 53 years old. Scott grew up in Chariton and graduated from Chariton High School. He attended DMACC and graduated from the heating and air conditioning program. Continue reading Scott Brackett, 1965 – 2019

Shirley Hamilton, 1943 – 2019

Shirley Hamilton, the daughter of Leslie and Olive (Ressler) Allen, was born May 13, 1943, at Carroll and left this life January 3, 2019, at her rural home near Churdan. She lived her life to the age of 75 years, 7 months and 20 days.

Shirley attended and graduated from Churdan High School in 1961 and later attended Burnell College of Cosmetology in Fort Dodge. On August 27, 1961, Shirley Kay Allen was married to Vernon Hamilton at the Presbyterian Church in Churdan. Three daughters were born to this union. Continue reading Shirley Hamilton, 1943 – 2019