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Obituaries

Ryan Cooper

Ryan Roy Cooper was born June 1, 1979 in Waterloo, the son of Jan and Connie (Beck) Cooper. He graduated from North Tama High School in 1998. After high school, he pursued his passion for farming and joined the family farm. Ryan was well known for being a hard working farmer, truck driver and ...

Robert “Tony” Kullmer

Robert Anthony "Tony" Kullmer, 77, of Aurora, Colorado, passed into eternity on November 28, 2020. He was born November 1, 1943 in Marshalltown, Iowa to parents Robert and Pearl Kullmer. Tony graduated from high school in Dysart, IA and completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the ...

Beverly Scott

Beverly “Bev” Ann Scott was born on January 24, 1942, in Brandon, the daughter of Milo and Agnes (Gunn) Kearns. Bev attended school in Brandon and Hazelton. On February 29, 1960, she was united in marriage to Carl Scott. The couple made their home in La Porte City before moving to Dysart in ...

Betty Jane Jackson

On Sunday, June 13, 2021, Betty Jane Jackson passed away at her home in Ames, just one week shy of her 90th birthday. She was born June 21, 1931, in Traer, Iowa. She married Wayne Jackson in 1949 and they had five children. Betty is survived by her five children Terri (Randy) Georgeson, ...

Thomas Kopriva

Thomas Louis Kopriva, 70, of Clutier, IA, passed away on June 8, 2021, at his home while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. He fought a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Traer, IA, at 10:30 AM, with ...

Barbara Strohbehn

Barbara Jean Ewing Strohbehn, 82 of Gladbrook, IA passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Gladbrook United Methodist Church in Gladbrook. Visitation will be 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday, May 17, 2021 at ...

Gertrude Mitchell

Gertrude “Trudy” Mitchell, 94, of Marion, Iowa, formerly of Grundy Center, died Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at her home. Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, 2021, at New Life Community Church, Marion. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial: Garden ...

Jeanette E. Tomlinson

Jeanette Eloise Tomlinson, 88, of Dobson, NC, formerly of Traer, IA, passed away March 1, 2021. Jeanette was born November 18, 1932 in Kellerton, IA, the daughter of John Paul and Melba (Wood) Jones. She graduated from Lineville High School at a young age and went on to attend AIB and ...

Robert Krafka

Robert Charles Krafka was born May 11, 1929 to Charles & Albena (Chudlic) Krafka in their farmhome south of Dysart, Iowa. He was baptized, confirmed & lifelong member of Dysart Methodist churches and graduated from Dysart Consolidated Schools in 1947. Beginning at a young age Robert ...

Lillian Meinhart

Lillian Marie Meinhart was born on August 31, 1923, east of Chelsea in Tama County, the first child born to James and Christine (Kvidera) Prusha of Tama. She received her education in country schools and graduated from Tama High School in 1941. Following high school, she clerked at the Ben ...