Deadline is 3 p.m. for next day publication. The Courier is published every day except Saturday. Deadline for Sunday is 3 p.m. Saturday.
All published obituaries require verification from a funeral home or crematory; please include their name and phone number with submission. The obituary will not be published without this information or a death certificate, or an obituary that has been printed in another paper.
Standard obit w/photo - $160 – deceased must live or have lived in our coverage area; includes a photo and immediate survivors, names of grandchildren, jobs, church membership and service organizations, plus up to 50 personalized words in italics at the bottom of the obituary.
Full paid - $40/inch – printed as submitted. It is not required that the deceased ever resided in our coverage area.
$60 notices - states name, age, town, when and where they died; service and visitation info, including special services (rosaries, flag folding, etc.), and memorials.
Emblems: Flags, Star of David, etc., can be added for an additional $10.
Obituaries can also be submitted by email, postal mail, fax, or dropped off in person.
Or fax (319) 291-2069; faxed photos do not reproduce well.
Or send by U.S. Postal Service to Waterloo Courier, Attn: Obits, P.O. Box 540, Waterloo, IA 50704. Please include your phone number in case we have any questions.
Corrections: If the error is ours we will rerun the obit at no extra charge; if the information was given to us incorrectly we will rerun it at half the $160 charge. All full paid obits that rerun will remain at the $40/inch charge.
Payment: Obituaries must be prepaid before they can be published. You can pay with credit card, check by phone, or if in the area a check or money can be dropped off at the office. You can also mail a check and the obit will be published upon receipt.