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Obituaries

Sandra Houlahna-Christensen

Sandra (Sandy) K. Houlahan-Christensen, 79, of Tama, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Sandy was born October 30, 1940 in Marion, Iowa. She was a loving mother to four children and a devoted grandmother. She enjoyed a lifelong career in ...

Jakie Walters

Jakie Walters, age 85, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was born the son of William and Bena (Sluiter) Walters on August 23, 1935, in Grundy County, Iowa. Jakie attended country school and in 1951, he joined the Iowa National Guard where he served until 1957. Jakie began working at John Deere Tractor ...

Margaret “Peggy” Zeien

Peggy Zeien, 84, of Dysart, died Sunday, September 20, 2020, surrounded by the family she was so proud of. Per Peggy’s wishes, there will be no public service. A celebration of Life will be held on October 11, at 1:00 PM at the Dysart Community Building. Peg is survived by her husband, ...

Marcia Luze

Marcia Kaye Luze was born on October 26, 1938, the daughter of Vilah and Pauline (Raub) Casbon, on the family farm north of Dysart. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1957. On June 30, 1957, Marcia was united in marriage to Larry Luze at the EUB Church in Dysart. Marcia was a ...

Carol Glidewell

Carol Glidewell, 72, of Traer Carol Glidewell, 72, of Traer died at Allen Memorial in Waterloo on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. She was born June 12, 1948 in Vinton to Robert and Florence (Foley) Pope. Carol attended and graduated from the Lenihan Catholic High School in Marshalltown. She ...

Mary Ann Drinovsky

Mary Ann Drinovsky, 93, died at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer on Monday, August 31, 2020. She was born June 5, 1927 in Waterloo to Anthony Parrish and Pauline Reinertson. Mary Ann went to school in Waterloo through 8th grade and then went to work in a laundry service. She also worked in a ...

Delbert Ray Pressley

Delbert Ray Pressley, 75, of Panama City Beach FL, died July 27, 2020. He was the son of Ray and Lois Pressley of Traer. He went to school in Traer, graduating in 1969. He worked for Cargill Seed Division for 16 years in both Kansas and California. Moving back to Wichita KS in 2001 he opened ...

Gary Lee Hach

Gary Lee Hach, age 62, born June 2, 1958 in Waterloo Iowa and passed away August 23, 2020 in Grapevine Texas. He was born to Irene and Wilbert Hach and was raised on the family farm. Growing up on the farm he learned the value of hard work and persistence. He spent many a night with his ...

Nancy Degner

Nancy Ann Kahler Degner was born on October 17, 1929, at home in Traer, the daughter of Herbert and Doris (Clock) Kahler. She graduated from Traer High School in 1947 and started class that Fall at Allen Memorial Hospital Lutheran School of Nursing. She graduated in May of 1950 as a ...

Levi Ryan Beenken

Levi Ryan Beenken was born on November 7, 2001, in Waterloo, the son of Marc Beenken and Angie Beenken. He graduated from North Tama High School in 2020. While in high school, he was the FFA President, a member of the Tama County 4-H, 4-H County Council, Mid-Iowa Youth Beef Team, and the Iowa ...