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Obituaries

Duane E. Dostal

Duane Ernest Dostal was born on February 23, 1927, in Toledo, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Anna (Dvorak) Dostal. Duane graduated from Toledo High School in 1944. On August 3, 1948, he was united in marriage to Marian Podhajsky at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church near Clutier. The couple farmed ...

Darlene L. McWhirter

Darlene L. McWhirter, 91, died 05OCT2020, in Traer, Iowa, from complications of the Wuhan virus. Born 30AUG1929 to Henry and Minnie (Schrage) Voigts on their farm near Vilmar (north of Allison, Iowa), one of seven siblings. She graduated from high school in Allison, Iowa, in 1948, and later ...

Norma Jean Novotny

Norma Jean Novotny was born on December 15, 1929, in Dysart, the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Wignall) Haack. She graduated from Traer High School in 1947. On June 27, 1950, she was united in marriage to Stanley Novotny at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clutier. Norma was a ...

Beverly Ellen Creswell

Beverly Ellen Creswell died 10/3/20 at Mercy One Hospital in Waterloo, IA after a brief illness. Beverly was born on December 29th, 1937 in Cedar Falls, IA to Virgil and Leona (Brown) Creswell. Beverly Graduated from North Tama High School at Traer, IA in the class of 1957. Beverly worked at ...

Anna Mae Winkelpleck

Anna Mae Winkelpleck was born on October 23, 1930, the daughter of Henry and Amanda Mauderer. She graduated from Dinsdale High School in 1948 and then attended the University of Northern Iowa. Anna Mae taught at the Dinsdale school in 1950 and 1951. On June 3, 1951, she was united in ...

Nancy Baker

Nancy Baker was born August 4, 1942 in Waterloo; the daughter of Robert and Hazelle (Zimmer) Waller. She married Richard Baker October 9, 1960 in Dysart, IA. Nancy belonged to the La Maison Women’s Club in Dysart, Garden Club, and the Stuffed Peppers Day Card Club and was a Jayceette. She ...

Russell Lynn Drinovsky

Russell Lynn Drinovsky was born March 9, 1931 at the Drinovsky farm in Perry Township west of Traer; to Adolph and Minnie Henrietta Boll Drinovsky. Russell attended Clark #4 Country School, high school in Traer, participating in sports, graduating in 1949. He helped his family with the farm ...

Evelyn (Moses) Kersten

Evelyn Kay (Moses) Kersten, 73, of Dysart Evelyn Kay (Moses) Kersten, age 73, passed away at the Sunnycrest Nursing Center in Dysart, Iowa on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Evelyn Kay was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 21, 1947, the daughter of Ernest and Edna Moses. She was the eighth child in ...

Marlene Y. Heckt

Marlene Y. Heckt, 83, died on October 1, 2020, at Sunnycrest Nursing Center. Marlene was born June 8, 1937, the daughter of Walter and Violet (Paxton) Bryan. Marlene grew up on a farm north of Toledo. She went to country school till the sixth grade then graduated from Toledo High School. She ...

Samuel Oliver Markussen

Samuel Oliver Markussen September 28th, 2020 - September 30th, 2020 A little over 32 hours after coming into the world, Samuel Oliver Markussen passed away on his mom’s chest at UIHC in Iowa City, Iowa. He was loved by all who met him. Born at 23 weeks and 1 day, and only weighing 1 lb ...