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Obituaries

James P. Abernathey, 92

Waterloo James Patrick Abernathey, 92 of Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center, formerly of Evansdale and Traer, died Thursday, August 7 at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo.He was born Feb. 20, 1922 in Shady Grove, Buchanan County, son of Edwin and Florence Primmer Abernathey. He married ...

Glenn W. “Jake” Jacobsen, 93

Glenn William "Jake" Jacobsen was born February 26, 1921, the son of William and Lillian Jacobsen. Glenn passed away on August 6, 2014 at the Solon Nursing Care Center at the age of 93. He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, a grandson and great-grandson. Glenn is survived by his ...

Marlys J. Tomlinson, 84

Marlys Jean Tomlinson, 84, of Traer passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer with the family at her side after a long illness with cancer. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the United Presbyterian Church in Traer with Pastor ...

Donald L. Crawford, 87

Donald Lewis Crawford was born in Traer, Iowa, on July 20, 1927, the son of Ralph and Edith (Lewis) Crawford. In his early years, Donald helped with work on the farm and dairy his family operated. He graduated from Traer High School and served in the United States Army. After his honorable ...

Debra L. Sells, 56

Debra Lynn Sells was born on January 8, 1958 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa: the daughter of David and Carol (Hansen) Brown. She graduated from Reinbeck High School with the class of 1976. Deb was united in marriage to Tim Sells on November 8, 1977 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They lived in Cedar Falls until ...

Diana J. Steinmetz, 64

Diana J. Steinmetz, 64, of Traer, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Traer on Thursday, August 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a service the following day, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m. ...

Debra L. Sells, 56

Debra Lynn Sells was born on January 8, 1958 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa: the daughter of David and Carol (Hansen) Brown. She graduated from Reinbeck High School with the class of 1976. Deb was united in marriage to Tim Sells on November 8, 1977 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They lived in Cedar Falls until ...

Marlys J. Tomlinson, 84

Marlys Jean Tomlinson, 84, of Traer passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer with the family at her side after a long illness with cancer. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the United Presbyterian Church in Traer with Pastor ...

Donald L. Crawford, 87

Donald Lewis Crawford was born in Traer, Iowa, on July 20, 1927, the son of Ralph and Edith (Lewis) Crawford. In his early years, Donald helped with work on the farm and dairy his family operated. He graduated from Traer High School and served in the United States Army. After his honorable ...

Diana J. Steinmetz, 64

Diana J. Steinmetz, 64, of Traer, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Covenant Medical Center after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Traer on Thursday, August 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. with a service the following day, Friday, August 8 at 1 p.m. ...