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Obituaries

Alma Caloud

A Celebration of Life for Alma Esther Caloud will be held Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 1:30 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Pastor James Perry officiating. Interment will follow at National Cemetery in rural Vining. Alma was born May 26, 1928 to Otto and Vera (Sevcik) Vlasak on ...

Janice Ann Wilson

TRAER — Janice Ann Wilson was born on March 18th, 1947 in Traer, Iowa in the farmhouse she was raised in. Janice Ann Wilson a loving daughter, sister, mother and grandmother peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of August 16th, 2021 at her home in Arizona. Her two daughters were ...

Caroline Marjorie Kolpek

TRAER — Caroline Marjorie Kolpek was born on November 3, 1932, in Traer, the daughter of Emmanuel and Julia (Petra) Kolpek. She graduated from Traer High School in 1950 and then attended Gates Business College. Caroline worked for Waterloo Hoxie Fruit Company for 25 years and GMAC Mortgage ...

Joanne Schrier

HUDSON – Joanne Schrier, 90, of Hudson, died Tuesday, July 27, at home. She was born May 28, 1931 in Reinbeck, daughter of Leonard and Luella Schmidt Jacobs. She married Frank “Jim” Schrier on July 23, 1952 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Blessing, rural Hudson. He died ...

Seth McClair Trahms

Seth McClair Trahms, age 7, of Burnsville, Minnesota, son of James and Christine Trahms, and brother to Will Trahms, died on July 17, 2021, after a tragic accident. Seth was such a sweet and spunky boy. He always had a dimpled grin to flash at everyone. As a homeschooled 2nd grader, he ...

Vernon James Strachota

Vernon James Strachota, age 76, of Lead Hill, Arkansas, formerly of Traer, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021. He was born September 28, 1944, in Waterloo, Iowa to Milvoy Strachota and Minnie (Rebik) Strachota. He was married to Marlys Nation and they had two daughters together. In 2007, ...

Mary Kathryn Schellhase

Mary Kathryn Schellhase was born on November 19, 1944, in Vinton, the daughter of Leo and Gladys (Tyler) Donnelly. Mary graduated from Garrison High School in 1963, where she was a member of 3 state-qualifying basketball teams. She then attended AIB in Des Moines. On June 11, 1966, Mary was ...

Donna Fleming

Donna Mae Fleming was born on April 12, 1931, south of Garrison, to Christian and Marcella (Burkey) Grimm. She attended school in Garrison and later in Dysart, graduating in the class of 1948. On November 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to James W. Fleming at the Little Brown Church in ...

James Caldwell

The hard-working spirit and quick wit of James Caldwell, age 76, of Traer and formerly Marshalltown, departed this earthly life on Friday, July 9th, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was ushered into heaven with family at his side and listening to “Go Rest High ...

Michael McCully

Michael “Mike” Gary McCully, age 58, of Clarksville, Iowa, was born the son of Gary Michael and Jacqueline Fay (Newsum) McCully on November 17, 1962, in Waterloo, Iowa. Mike graduated from West High School in Waterloo in 1981. On April 10, 1987, Mike was united in marriage with Shelley ...