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Obituaries

Merlin D. Dettmering, 77

Merlin Dean Dettmering, 77, of Waverly Iowa, died early Tuesday morning, December 24, 2013 at the Waverly Health Center, in Waverly, Iowa.Merlin was born on June 8, 1936, on the family farm in Fremont Township in Bremer County, the son of Henry A. and Edelina (Buhr) Dettmering. He grew up in ...

LaVoy M. “Bud” Thiessen, 87

LaVoy Mearl "Bud" Thiessen, 87, of Chelsea, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at his home in rural Chelsea. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Pastor Brian Gumm officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn ...

Gladys M. Anders, 93

Gladys Marie Anders was born on June 25, 1920, in Page, North Dakota, the daughter of William and Clara (Kiebach) Albers. She grew up in South Dakota and attended school in Goodwin. On April 25, 1940, Gladys was united in marriage to Henry Anders at the Little Bit of Heaven Chapel in ...

Elsie Collum, 94

Elsie Collum, 94, of Traer, formerly of Belle Plaine, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. There will be a graveside family service in the spring of 2014 at Union Cemetery in Murray, Iowa.She was born January 24, 1919 on the family farm east of Clutier to James ...

Florence “Flo” R. Cochran, 83

Florence "Flo" Rita Cochran, 83, of Dysart, passed away on December 11, 2013 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. Visitation was held at Overton Funeral Home in Dysart on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a Rosary Service to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral service was held at St. Paul ...

Florence “Flo” R. Cochran, 83

Florence "Flo" Rita Cochran, 83, of Dysart, passed away on December 11, 2013 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. Visitation was held at Overton Funeral Home in Dysart on Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a Rosary Service to follow at 6 p.m. Funeral service was held at St. Paul ...

Manetta A. Ohrt, 90

Manetta Amelia Ohrt was born May 29, 1923 in Dysart, Iowa: the daughter of John and Anna (Fischer) Havran. She was raised in the Dysart area and attended Dysart Consolidated School all 12 years. Manetta attended Pitze's Beauty School in Waterloo. She was united in marriage to Marvin Ohrt on ...

Virginia M. Hark, 84

Virginia Mae Hark was born on April 4, 1929, in Oneida Township, Iowa, the daughter of Paul and Edna (Uridil) Wieck. She grew up in Traer and graduated from Traer High with the class of 1944. On August 12, 1948, Virginia was united in marriage to Herbert Hark at the Methodist Church in Traer. ...

Manetta A. Ohrt, 90

Manetta Amelia Ohrt was born May 29, 1923 in Dysart, Iowa: the daughter of John and Anna (Fischer) Havran. She was raised in the Dysart area and attended Dysart Consolidated School all 12 years. Manetta attended Pitze's Beauty School in Waterloo. She was united in marriage to Marvin Ohrt on ...

Virginia M. Hark, 84

Virginia Mae Hark was born on April 4, 1929, in Oneida Township, Iowa, the daughter of Paul and Edna (Uridil) Wieck. She grew up in Traer and graduated from Traer High with the class of 1944. On August 12, 1948, Virginia was united in marriage to Herbert Hark at the Methodist Church in Traer. ...