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Obituaries from August 2012

Glen L. Bellows (08/31/12)
Glen L. Bellows, 75, of Bettendorf, Ia., died at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Moline. Bishop Alan Moose will officiate. Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Funks Grove Cemetery, near Bloomington. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary, 838 E Kimberly Rd., Davenport, Ia...
Dale Leroy Roberts (08/30/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Dale Leroy Roberts, 78, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Peterson. Rev. Michael Hyde and Rev. Kim Dewey will officiate the service. Flag presentation will be conducted by Dean Underwood Post No. 10...
'Bert' Menke (08/30/12)
Funeral services for Bert Menke, 75, of Spencer will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Buril will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with a graveside service at Liberty Township in Calumet...
'Bert' Menke (08/28/12)
Funeral services for Bert Menke, 75, of Spencer will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, with a graveside service at Liberty Township in Calumet...
Patricia Ann Lamberson (08/24/12)
Patricia Ann Lamberson, 66, passed away at 5:25 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2012, at her home in Macomb, Ill., following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on April 14, 1946, in Spencer, Ia., the daughter of Talmadge and LaVon Brownell Black. She married Peter Lamberson in 1971...
Helen Dean (08/24/12)
Funeral services for Helen Dean, 85, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tom Van Tassel will officiate the service. Visitation with the family present will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Warner Funeral Home...
John W. Holcomb Jr (08/23/12)
John W. Holcomb Jr., 83, of Humboldt, formerly of Spencer, passed away Aug. 21, 2012, at the Humboldt County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at the Oak Hill Baptist Church in Humboldt with full military honors by the Adams American Legion Post 119 and Sathers-Odgaard Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5240...
Leslie Hintz (08/23/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Leslie Hintz, 74, of Creston, Neb., formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Sandra Kay Christensen (08/23/12)
Funeral services for Miss Sandra Kay Christensen, 64, of Spencer, were held Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Tracy Baugh officiated the service. Burial took place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer. Miss Christensen passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Spencer Hospital...
Ellen Binder (08/23/12)
Memorial services for Ellen Binder, 88, of Mesa, Ariz., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Visitation will be prior to the service. Mrs. Binder passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Hospice of the Valley in Mesa...
Michael Shane Beams (08/21/12)
Michael Shane Beams passed away in Manchester, England, on Aug. 15, 2012. Michael was born July 24, 1954, in Spencer. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1972. He had been living in the Philippines with his daughter, Elizabeth, for the past few years...
Mildred Swanson (08/21/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Swanson, 94, of Royal, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Rev. Deb Mechler will officiate the service. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Damien Lyle Hanson (08/18/12)
Damien Lyle Hanson, infant son, was born on Aug. 14, 2012, to Zion Hanson and Dawn Craig, of Sheldon. He passed away on Aug. 14, 2012, at a Sioux Falls Hospital. He is survived by his parents; two brothers: Leighlynd and Gavin, of Sheldon; grandparents: Kent and Beth Reskie, of Spencer, Lori Craig of Albert Lea, Minn., and LaDonna Craig, of Armstrong; and uncles and aunts...
James A. Hyde (08/18/12)
James A. Hyde, 76, formerly of the Dickens and Terril areas, passed away Aug. 5, 2012, at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. A memorial service was held Aug. 8, 2012, with burial at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M. Following graduation Jim joined the Navy, serving his country. Later he worked as general manager in Airline Catering for 35 years. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters and one brother...
Joy Lynne Williams (08/18/12)
Services for Joy Lynne Williams will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Larry Neiderhiser will officiate the service. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven...
Vesta Rouse (08/18/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Vesta Rouse, 90, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Travis Stevick will officiate the service Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 2-4 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Frank Kruse (08/18/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Frank Kruse, 81, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Michael Hyde will officiate the service. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday...
Harry Sands (08/17/12)
Funeral services for Mr. Harry Sands, 65, of Royal, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. James Marshall will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Saturday, at the funeral home, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service...
'Millie' Olhausen (08/16/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. "Millie" Olhausen, 91, of Spencer, formerly of Royal, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Royal. Rev. Dr. Jo Frahm Watkins will officiate the service. Burial will be at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal...
Frederick R. Nelson (08/16/12)
Frederick R. Nelson, 76, passed away at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 12, 2012. Born March 8, 1936 in Spencer, Ia. to Gerald L. Nelson and Mildred E.(Loder) Nelson, the oldest of six children. Following his graduation from Spencer High School in 1954, Fred enlisted in the United States Air Force attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. After six years he received his honorable discharge. Fred married Beverly C. Pederson in 1964...
Scott 'Brad' Fox (08/16/12)
Scott "Brad" Fox, 52, of Cedar Falls, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. He was born Dec. 16, 1959, in Hankinson, N.D., the son of James O. and Donna Rae (Stingley) Fox. Brad married Laura Lorber on July 16, 1983, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Davenport. ...
Grace Hynes (08/14/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Hynes, 101, of Spencer, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service. Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. today, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Mabel Brinkley (08/14/12)
Mabel was born Dorothy Elizabeth Hollowell Dec. 5, 1919. Her parents were Jess and Nora (Crump) Hollowell of Roundup, Mont. Upon the death of her father, she was adopted by William and Edith Mae (Cave) Coddington, from Schaller, Ia. Her name was then changed to Mabel Dorothy Coddington. ...
Jean Averill Hintz Hoppe (08/11/12)
Graveside services for Dolores Jean Averill Hintz Hoppe, 79, of Spencer, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at Fairview Cemetery in Langdon. Rev. Dale Hodges will officiate the service. Mrs. Hoppe passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D...
Harriett Alice Swanger Conover (08/11/12)
Harriett Alice Swanger Conover, 87, of Holstein, passed into eternity with her Lord on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, with as much peace and grace as she lived her life. She died at Char-Mac Senior Living Center in Holstein, Ia. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the United Methodist Church of Holstein with the Rev. Jerry R. Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein...
Linda Lou Storey (08/11/12)
Services for Linda Lou Storey were held Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at United Methodist Church in Dickens. Rev. Donna Grey officiated the service. Interment will take place at Dickens Cemetery in Dickens. Linda Lou Storey, daughter of Henry and Jenny (Stangel) Hinders, was born June 20, 1950, in Spirit Lake, Iowa. She received her education in Spirit Lake and graduated from Spirit Lake High School...
Arleen Ott (08/10/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Arleen Ott, 97, of Spencer, will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. Visitation will take place Friday at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, starting at 11 a.m., with the family present from 4-6 p.m...
Margaret Johnson Owens (08/09/12)
Margaret Johnson Owens, 89, of West Des Moines, formerly of Sioux Rapids, passed away July 29, 2012. Services were held at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines Friday, Aug. 3. Burial occurred at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.
J. Jeannette Baysinger (08/09/12)
Graveside services for J. Jeannette Baysinger, 101, of Hartley, formerly of Spencer, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer...
Virginia Lubbers (08/09/12)
Memorial services for Mrs. Virginia Lubbers, 83, of Spencer, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer. Rev. Len Halvorson will officiate the service. A time of visitation and lunch with the family present will be held immediately following the memorial services at the church...
William Nelson Peterson (08/07/12)
William Nelson Peterson, 83, of Kenmare, passed away Friday evening Aug. 3, 2012, in Kenmare. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Kenmare with the Rev. John Syvertson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, at Thompson Larson Funeral Home in Kenmare...
Dale Deardorff (08/07/12)
A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Dale Deardorff, 76, resident of Henrietta, Texas, died peacefully on July 30, 2012, with his family by his side in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was born July 10, 1936, in Clay county, Ia. ...
Ruth Evelyn Merchant Sonius (08/04/12)
Ruth Evelyn Merchant Sonius, 94, was born April 20, 1918, in Sanborn, Ia., to William and Fannie Merchant, the youngest of seven children. Raised in Sanborn-Spencer area, she eloped with her childhood sweetheart, Wesley Sonius on Jan. 1, 1937. They lived in Indiana, Oregon and Iowa, moving to Twin Falls, Idaho, in 1954 where they started a construction business that spanned nearly thirty years, building homes and small office buildings...
Margaret Mary Joynt (08/04/12)
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Joynt, 56, of Spencer, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Rev. Ross Harmonson will officiate the service. Visitation will take place starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer...
Kenneth Albert Graves (08/04/12)
Kenneth Albert Graves (Kenny), 22 years old, from Spokane, Wash., was living at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance House at the time of his death on July 25, 2012 in Seattle, Wash. Kenny was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December of 2011. He fought with great determination and amazing dignity to overcome this vicious disease...
Dr. Arwin Adelbert Dougal (08/02/12)
Dr. Arwin Adelbert Dougal, 85, husband, father, professor of engineering, and pilot died on July 30, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Arwin will be remembered for his intellect, curiosity, respectful manner and mentoring of family and students. Arwin was born in the farming community of Dunlap, Ia. ...