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Obituaries

Joyce Wilson

Joyce Darlene Wilson was born on May 12, 1932, in Dysart, the daughter of LeRoy and Hilda (Junge) Selk. She grew up and attended school in Dysart. Joyce worked as a telephone operator for the Dysart Telephone Company. She was married to Dwain Cecil Karr. The couple had a son, Rick Dwain (Karr) ...

Arlene Kruger

Arlene Mable (Salger) Kruger, age 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 11, 2020 at home with her daughter and son-in-law, John and LaDonna Messer in rural Dysart. Private family funeral services were held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Garrison with Rev. Dr. Dean Rothchild ...

Donald Mehlert

Donald Henry Mehlert, 77, of Wichita, Kansas and formerly of Dysart, passed away on January 8, 2021, at Robert Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on February 4, 1943, in Garrison, Iowa, the son of Henry and Frieda (Weiss) Mehlert. Donald graduated from Geneseo Consolidated ...

Ronald Joseph “Ron” Hayek,

Ronald Joseph “Ron” Hayek, 78 of Reinbeck, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at St. Gabriel Church in Reinbeck, Iowa. Burial will follow at St. ...

Betty Jean Rund

Betty Jean Rund, daughter of Albert and Helen (Pecenka) Halupnick, was born, October 1, 1924 on the Family farm near Hudson, Iowa. She received her education in a one room school house. On March 8, 1943 Betty married Paul Rund at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church near Clutier. Betty began ...

Ron Charmichael

Ronald Brent Charmichael, 74, of rural Dysart, died peacefully at his home December 23, 2020. He was born November 24, 1946 to Vernon and Mildred (Holland) Charmichael of Traer. He graduated from Dysart High School in 1965, while living with his foster parents, Don and Janice Lyons. Ron ...

Reta Ann Bruene

Reta Ann Bruene, 80, passed away unexpectedly December 13 at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. She was the daughter of Eugene Sr. and Dora (Henkel) Petersen and was born December 27, 1939, in Marshall County, Iowa. Reta was educated in Marshalltown Community Schools. On November 3, 1957, Reta ...

Kathryn Elaine (Johnson) Hopkins

Kathryn Elaine (Johnson) Hopkins of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Fort Dodge, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2020 at the age of 95. She was born on June 30,1925 in Thor, Iowa, to Thomas and Gladys (Lonning) Johnson. She was married to Darwin D. Hopkins on February 4, 1944, who took her ...

Alice Mae Zimple

TRAER-Alice Mae Zimple, 86, of Traer, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at the Buckingham Cemetery in Traer. A Walk Through Visitation with limited number at one time ...

Rodger “A” Christensen

Rodger “A” Christensen, 92, of Union, passed away at Valley View Specialty Care in Eldora on December 5, 2020 due to existing medical pre-conditions and Covid-19 complications. Services for Rodger will take place on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 P.M. at Union Community Church. A ...