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Obituaries

Seth McClair Trahms

Seth McClair Trahms, age 7, of Burnsville, Minnesota, son of James and Christine Trahms, and brother to Will Trahms, died on July 17, 2021, after a tragic accident. Seth was such a sweet and spunky boy. He always had a dimpled grin to flash at everyone. As a homeschooled 2nd grader, he ...

Vernon James Strachota

Vernon James Strachota, age 76, of Lead Hill, Arkansas, formerly of Traer, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021. He was born September 28, 1944, in Waterloo, Iowa to Milvoy Strachota and Minnie (Rebik) Strachota. He was married to Marlys Nation and they had two daughters together. In 2007, ...

Mary Kathryn Schellhase

Mary Kathryn Schellhase was born on November 19, 1944, in Vinton, the daughter of Leo and Gladys (Tyler) Donnelly. Mary graduated from Garrison High School in 1963, where she was a member of 3 state-qualifying basketball teams. She then attended AIB in Des Moines. On June 11, 1966, Mary was ...

Donna Fleming

Donna Mae Fleming was born on April 12, 1931, south of Garrison, to Christian and Marcella (Burkey) Grimm. She attended school in Garrison and later in Dysart, graduating in the class of 1948. On November 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to James W. Fleming at the Little Brown Church in ...

James Caldwell

The hard-working spirit and quick wit of James Caldwell, age 76, of Traer and formerly Marshalltown, departed this earthly life on Friday, July 9th, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was ushered into heaven with family at his side and listening to “Go Rest High ...

Michael McCully

Michael “Mike” Gary McCully, age 58, of Clarksville, Iowa, was born the son of Gary Michael and Jacqueline Fay (Newsum) McCully on November 17, 1962, in Waterloo, Iowa. Mike graduated from West High School in Waterloo in 1981. On April 10, 1987, Mike was united in marriage with Shelley ...

Norma (Mask) Crabb

Norma Rose (Mask) Crabb, 78, of Arlington, Texas, passed away after a brief illness on July 2, 2021. Norma was born March 20, 1943, in Dysart, Iowa, daughter of Ernest and Rose Mask. She graduated in 1961 from Dysart-Geneseo High School. Norma married Larry Albers in 1964 and they divorced ...

Mary Lou Mills

Mary Lou Mills, 72, of Hubbard, Iowa, passed away suddenly on July 2, 2021 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa surrounded by her family. Services for Mary Lou will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Green Mountain United Church of Christ. A visitation for family ...

Herbert Hark

Herbert August Hark was born on December 2, 1925, at the weight of 8 lbs. Son of Walter Richard and Lulu Peters Hark, at the farm address of 3213 Hwy. 8, northwest of Dysart Iowa. In 1930 his father, Walter bought the farm at 1720 X Ave. They loaded everything up and moved not noticing they ...

Rev. Susan Cluts

On this day, June 24, 2021, Rev. Susan Cluts, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and pastor went home to be with God. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, June 30, at the United Presbyterian Church, 307 Walnut Street, Traer Iowa. Pastor Bryce Hoit and Pastor Ian McMullen will officiate ...