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Obituaries

Dean W. Stoakes

Dean W. Stoakes of Salem, Oregon and Ft. Meyers, Florida died April 6th, 2023. He had just celebrated his 100th birthday with his loved ones. He was born March 7, 1923 in Traer, Iowa, the son of Newell and Julia Meyers Stoakes. He was preceded in death by Gladys Hill Stoakes, his wife of 70 ...

Marlis Jene Wrage, 94

Marlis Jene Wrage was born November 9, 1928, on a farm northeast of Dysart, the daughter of Frank and Viola (Fehr) Heckroth. She married John H. Wrage on February 18, 1951, at the Presbyterian Church in Waterloo. He preceded her in death on June 9, 2015. Marlis passed away on May 16 at ...

Barbara Bauch, 91

Barbara Bauch, 91, of Traer, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Barbara was born April 21, 1932 in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Grace (Butcher) Sievers. Harry was a teacher and coach at East High ...

Dorothy Barbara Pecenka, 91

Dorothy Barbara Pecenka was born February 19, 1932, on the family farm in Perry Township southwest of Traer, the daughter of Vencil (Jim) and Anna (Kaufman) Hanus. She attended rural school through the eighth grade and graduated from Traer High School in 1949. After high school, Dorothy ...

Ida Marie Kosnar, 106

Ida Marie Kosnar, 106, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the Sunrise Hill Care & Rehab Center in Traer. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2023, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Traer with Father Anthony Nketiah as Celebrant. Visitation was ...

John James Willett, 82

John James Willett, 82, of Tama, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tama with Pastor Warren Riley officiating. A Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, ...

Shirley Lighty, 87

Shirley Lighty, 87, of Manchester, formerly of Delhi, died Thursday, April 13, 2023, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, IA. Celebration of Life services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the United Methodist Church in Buck Creek with Rev. Keith Pitts officiating. ...

Susan “Sue” Kay Crawford

Susan "Sue" Kay Crawford was born on July 24, 1954, in Waterloo, the daughter of Robert and Marjorie (Kopriva) Kriz. Sue attended Dysart-Geneseo High School and graduated in 1972. While in high school, she was very active in many sports. On October 27, 1973, Sue was united in marriage to ...

Esther Florence Timm, 99

Esther Florence Timm, 99, passed away Good Friday, April 7, 2023, at Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama under the care of Iowa River Hospice. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 11:00 AM at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Tama with Pastor Catherine Burroughs ...

Helen Florence Suchanek Sevcik, 100

Helen Florence Suchanek Sevcik, 100, of Tama and formerly of Clutier, passed away Monday, April 3, 2023, at Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama under the care of Hospice of the Midwest. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in ...