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Obituaries

Alice Lass

Alice Ann Lass, 91, of Traer, died Sunday, April 11, at home surrounded by family. She was born July 27, 1929 in Traer Iowa, daughter of Charles and Esther Svoboda Kutin. She graduated in 1947 from Traer High School. Alice was a girl scout for six years and a girl scout leader for four ...

Richard Coleman

Richard George Coleman was born on May 10, 1932, in Hartford, Connecticut. He grew up in Branford, Connecticut and graduated from Branford High School in 1950. Richard served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1950-1955 and 1958-1962, during the Korean Conflict. On August 22, ...

Orpha Matthiesen

Orpha Mary Matthiesen was born on January 29, 1920 to Peter and Lucy (Wohlenberg) Matthiesen in Clay County, Iowa. She attended country schools and High School. She participated in sports, music and drama. As the oldest girl of seven siblings, life was very hard. She learned to cook, clean, ...

Pauline Wendt

Pauline Margaret Wendt, of Dysart, peacefully passed from this life on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the age of 98, after a very brief illness. She was born October 30, 1922 the middle child of Rudolf and Cecilia (Krutzfeldt) Siemens between Woodrow, who was 10 years her senior, and her sister ...

Richard Popelka

Richard Duane Popelka, age 74, passed away April 1, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was under the wonderful care of St. Croix Hospice. Richard was born on December 4, 1946  in Toledo, Iowa to Frank and Elsie (Kolosh) Popelka. He attended country school, Carroll No. 5, ...

Blake Pearson

Blake Lora Pearson, 47, of Clutier, died on April 2, 2021, at his home. He was born on November 18, 1973, in Waterloo, the son of Gary and Carol (Wiebbecke) Pearson. Blake graduated from North Tama High School in 1992 and received a degree in Carpentry from Hawkeye Community College in 1993. ...

Dwayne Luze

Dwayne Carl Luze was born on June 9, 1940, in Mt. Auburn, the son of Carl and Agnes (Hanus) Luze. He graduated from Dysart High School in 1958 and then attended Dunwoody College in Minneapolis. On July 28, 1962, Dwayne was united in marriage to Lana Lorenz at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in ...

Helen Wieben

Helen Mae Wieben was born May 30, 1934 in Manchester, IA: the daughter of Arnold and Florence (Sawyer) Brandt. She started school in Colesburg, IA in March of 1941, then transferred to Geneseo Community School and graduated in May of 1953. Helen married Dennis Gayle Wieben February 19, 1955 at ...

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 ...