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Obituaries

Mark Thomas Larson

Mark Thomas Larson, age 71, passed away November 13, 2021 at MercyOne surrounded by his loving family. He was under the wonderful care of the MercyOne staff and Cedar Valley Hospice. Mark was born on November 14, 1949 in Riceville, Iowa to David and Vera (Benson) Larson. Mark grew up in ...

Jo Ann Bitcon

Jo Ann Elizabeth Franke Bitcon was born on December 14, 1933 in West Union, Iowa the daughter of Lois and Vincent (VJ) Franke. She was raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa and later moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa in 1947. She graduated from Fort Dodge High School in 1952. Jo Ann received her B.A. Degree ...

Marilyn Joyce Mehlhaus

Marilyn Joyce Mehlhaus earned her heavenly wings on November 11, 2021. She was born October 30, 1933, in Waterloo Iowa, the daughter of Maron G. (Robb) and Joy C. Sheeley. She attended Waterloo public schools and graduated from West High School in 1951. Marilyn earned her music ...

Helen Barbara Forbes

Helen Barbara Forbes was born on March 30, 1949, the daughter of Elsie and Joseph Vesely. She attended the South Tama Public Schools, graduating in 1967. ...

Steven Dale Oliver

Steven Dale Oliver was born on December 9, 1952, in Red Oak, the son of Willard Jr. and Mary Joe (King) Oliver. Steve grew up in Elliot, Corley and Irwin, and graduated from Irwin Community Schools. He then attended Iowa Western Community College in Clarinda (where he met his lovely wife) and ...

Clair Stoakes

Clair Earl Stoakes, age 101, of Winside, Nebraska died Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at Countryview Care Center in Wayne. There will be no funeral service at this time. A joint memorial service will be held later when it can be combined with his wife, Lura. Brockhaus-Howser-Funeral Home in ...

James McCarroll

James Pat McCarroll, 83, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021, under the care of Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Michael McAndrew as celebrant. ...

John Lang

John Lang, age 84, of Traer, died October 12, 2021 at his home surrounded by his wife and surviving children after an extended battle with cancer. An open house/visitation will be held Sunday, October 17, 2021 in Traer at the Lang farm at 1:00 until 4:00 PM. John Richard Lang was born May 31, ...

Tim Pickart

Tim Pickart, age 60, passed away on Friday October 8, 2021, at his home in Keystone, following a sudden illness. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone. Private family interment will be held at the Keystone ...

Suzanne Svoboda

Suzanne Svoboda, age 70, of Clutier, died October 8, 2021 following an extended illness at Premier Estates Nursing Home in Toledo surrounded by her husband, children and sisters. Funeral service will be Mass of Christian Burial by Fr. Chris Podhajsky, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at St. Paul ...