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Obituaries

Donald Petersen

We lost a good man, a good husband, and a good father. Donald Petersen, age 91, passed away on March 10, 2021 from heart failure. Donald was born September 10, 1929 to Iner and Virginia Petersen in rural Reinbeck. He grew up in Traer, Iowa -- brother to Dolly, Robert, Lois, and Jim. After ...

John Felts

John F. Felts, 87, of Traer died Wednesday, March 10 at Grundy County Memorial Hospital. He was born February 23, 1934 in Monticello, Illinois, son of James K. “J.K.” and Mary Lou Summers Felts. He married Janet F. Jennings May 30, 1956 in Monticello Illinois, 64 years married. John ...

James Powell

James (Jim) C. Powell of Colorado Springs, CO died on January 21, 2021. Jim was born March 14, 1941 to Lynn and Elsie (Morrow) Powell of Traer, Iowa. Growing up on a farm, Jim gained knowledge and skills that served him well his entire life. At Traer High School, Jim was a member of the ...

Marjorie Degner

Marjorie Lorraine Degner, 93, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home in Gladbrook from natural causes with her daughters by her side. Private family services will be held with Rev. Brian Channel officiating. Burial will be in the Dysart Cemetery. Marjorie was ...

Maxine Margaret Yanda

TRAER-Maxine Margaret Yanda, 87, of Traer, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM St. Paul Catholic Church in Traer with Father Michael Hutchison as celebrant. Interment will follow ...

Gregory Sevcik

Gregory “Greg” James Sevcik was born on August 9, 1958, in Waterloo, the son of Lester and Sarah (Short) Sevcik. He attended North Tama High School. Greg served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. He was married to Debbie Callahan. They later divorced. Greg ...

Emma Wahl

Emma Edith Wahl was born on June 26, 1929, on the family farm near Garrison, the daughter of Oscar and Vera (Barkdoll) Trunck. She went to country school in Monroe Township and graduated from Dysart High School in 1947. Emma married Melvin Sturtz on January 12, 1948. He died in October of 1977. ...

Richard Pippert

Richard Dee Pippert was born on July 25, 1930, on the family farm 4 miles southwest of Dysart, the son of Melvin and Marie (Holst) Pippert. He graduated from Dysart High School with the class of 1948. On September 12, 1954, Richard was united in marriage to Arlene Tomlinson at Amity United ...

Jerome Milo “Jerry” Velky

CLUTIER-Jerome Milo "Jerry" Velky, 94, of Clutier, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Dennis Conway as celebrant. ...

Lawrence Lewis “Larry” Dvorak

CLUTIER-Lawrence Lewis "Larry" Dvorak, 81, of Clutier, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at his home due to a sudden illness. A Memorial Service and Interment will be held at a later date at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in rural Clutier. Larry was born May 26, 1939, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the ...