Obituaries from March 2010
Ida Marie Peterson
Memorial services for Ida Marie Peterson, 100, of Spencer, will be held at a later date. Rev. Thomas Van Tassell will officiate. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mrs. Peterson passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer...
Memorial services for Mr. Allen Bell, 48, of Ayrshire, will be held at noon Saturday, March 27, at United Methodist Church in Ayrshire. His family members will officiate. There will be no visitation. Mr. Bell passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010, at home...
Janeane Luken Morrissey
Janeane Luken Morrissey died at her home in Silver City, N.M., on Friday, March 12, 2010, of esophageal cancer. She was 61. Janeane was born in Spencer and attended the University of Iowa, where she received a master's degree in social work in 1977. She worked as a social worker in Florida and then held various management and executive-level positions in human services in Iowa and Michigan...
Gerrit 'Bob' Porter
Funeral services for Mr. Gerrit "Bob" Porter, 92, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 19, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Interment will be at 2 p.m. in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon...
Oscar E. Nugent
Graveside services for Mr. Oscar E. Nugent, were held Wednesday, March 17, at West Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley, Iowa. Rev. Tony Metz officiated the service. Oscar Ervin Nugent, the son of William and Anna (Schroeder) Nugent, was born on Oct. 28, 1921, in Sheldon, Iowa...
Arnold 'Shorty' Luitjens
Arnold "Shorty" Luitjens, 89, of Ashton, Iowa, died Friday, March 5, 2010, at the Country View Manor in Sibley. Funeral services were Tuesday, March 9, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ashton, with Reverend Dale Lint officiating. Burial followed in the Gilman Township Cemetery of Ashton...
Marvin Shatto, 60, of Marshalltown, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., after a 17-year battle with MS. His death came peacefully at 9:56 p.m. with his loving family at his side. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 3001 S. Sixth St. in Marshalltown, with Pastor Mike Herschberger officiating...
Robert W. Wakefield
Funeral services for Mr. Robert W. Wakefield, 89, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at noon Thursday at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Masonic services will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Warner Funeral Home. A military flag presentation will take place following the services Friday at Warner Funeral Home...
Funeral services for Mr. James Christensen, 95, of Royal, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service. Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Mr. Christensen passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Ruthven Care Center in Ruthven...
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Traughber, 88, of Spencer, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Kaldahl will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, with the family present from 6-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Funeral services for Ms. Cheryl Buren, 57, of Royal, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins officiated the service. Visitation was on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...