Delores Jean Adams – 1931 – 2018

Services were held Oct. 5 at St Columbkille Catholic Church in Churdan for Delores Jean Adams, 86, of Churdan.

Father John Gerald officiated. Greg Carey was cantor with Lois Last as organist. Honorary casket bearers were her grandchildren Kevin Wilson, Bradley Wilson, Corey Squibb, Darby Squibb, Justin Squibb, Adam Squibb, Brandon Squibb, Tonya Rhiner and Robert Squibb.

Interment was at Highland Township Cemetery.
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Rose Mary Burke, 1932 – 2018

Services were held Friday, Sept. 21, at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson for Rose Mary Burke, 86, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Jefferson.

Mass of the Resurrection was concelebrated by Fr Roger Linnan, Fr John Gerald, and Fr Bill Brunner. Mary Beth Burke Neal gave the eulogy.

Music was provided by the St Joseph guitar group, pianist Rick Morain and oboist Elena Burke. Continue reading Rose Mary Burke, 1932 – 2018

Landon Martin, 2005 – 2018

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 27, at Abundant Life Ministries in Jefferson for Landon Martin, 12, of Jefferson. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery.

The family was assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson, 515-386-2171.

Landon Jacob Martin, 12, of Jefferson passed away in his parents’ arms Aug. 23, 2018, at 5:03 am at Greene County Medical Center. Landon fought an aggressive brain cancer identified in March, and ultimately won his wings and the keys to heaven. Continue reading Landon Martin, 2005 – 2018

Thomas Duncan, 1957 -2018

A Service of Remembrance was held Aug. 21 at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson for Thomas Merritt Duncan, 60, of Jefferson.

Words of comfort were offered by the Rev Charles Thompson. Gary Haupert was soloist and Sheryl Sloan was organist.

Casket bearers were Bob Bills, Tom Shearman, Ray Tucker, Randy Graven, Jack Bucklin and Rick Pearce. Interment was at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Continue reading Thomas Duncan, 1957 -2018

Gene Venteicher, 1967 – 2018

Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at St Joseph Catholic Church in Jefferson for Eugene Francis Venteicher, 51, of Coon Rapids.

Father John Gerald was celebrant of the Mass of the Resurrection. Lector was John Short, Amy Roberts was soloist, accompanied by Rhena Lane.

Casket bearers were Tom Scheffers, Johnny Hamilton, Jason Moore, Jim Funcke, Steve Hunter and Bryan Gibson. Interment was at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military rites by an Iowa Army honor guard. Continue reading Gene Venteicher, 1967 – 2018

Larry Lang, 1943 – 2018

Larry Lee Lang of Jefferson, Iowa, died of cancer Aug. 9, 2018, surrounded by family and listening to his favorite music. He was 74.

Larry was born in Omaha, NE, on Dec. 24, 1943. He graduated from Mason City Newman High School in 1962, where he was a varsity athlete. He served in the Air Force from 1965-1969 and attended Loras College and the University of Iowa. In 1971, he married Joan Durlam Lang; the couple were married 46 years and have three children. Continue reading Larry Lang, 1943 – 2018

Luerettia Sullivan, 1927 – 2018

Services were held July 30 at St Joseph Catholic  Church in Jefferson for Luerettia May Sullivan, 90, of Jefferson.

Father John Gerald, pastor of the church, celebrated the Mass of the Resurrection. Sue Wind was lector. Amy Roberts was soloist, accompanied by Lois Last. Honorary bearers were Tracy Jessen, Heather Jessen, Holly Jessen, Amanda Helt and Jackie Molle.

Casket bearers were Jesse Helt, Mike Molly Dan Jessen, Mark Molle, Maxwell Molle and Kevin Lentz. Interment was at the St Joseph Cemetery. Continue reading Luerettia Sullivan, 1927 – 2018

Duane Ogren, 1931 – 2018

A celebration of the life of  Duane Ogren, 86, of Carroll was held Tuesday, July 31, at First United Methodist Church in Jefferson.

The Rev Julie Poulsen, pastor of the church, offered words of comfort. Kenny Monthei was soloist accompanied by Danille Curtis. Honorary bearers were Patricia Brown, Debra Youso, David Wagers, Steve Ogren, Terri Johnson, Richard Dresback, Barb DeJoode, Gary Dresback, Roger Rowles, Karen Davis, Dennis Smith, Anita Edwards, Timothy Bardole and Jason Bardole.

Casket bearers were Bruce Wagers, Paul Ogren, Bob Dresback, Craig Rowles, Allen Smith and Peter Bardole Continue reading Duane Ogren, 1931 – 2018

Jay Patrick Adamson, 1961-2018

A Service of Remembrance will be held Thursday, July 26, at Clover Hall on the Greene County Fairgrounds, for Jay Adamson, 57,  of Jefferson.

The Rev Cathy Van Gundy of Panora will offer words of comfort.  Laura Minnihan will be soloist. Honorary bearers will be Jim Adamson, Tom Thornton, Bill Gebhart, Richard Kennedy, Roger Wessling and Craig Brelsford.

Interment will be at the Jefferson Municipal Cemetery. Continue reading Jay Patrick Adamson, 1961-2018