MASON CITY -- Gene Hestness, 80, of Mason City, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Epiphany Parish – Holy Family Catholic Church, 722 N. Adams Ave., Mason City, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason C…

LA PORTE CITY -- Robert M. Mether, 58, of La Porte City, died at home Wednesday, Dec. 12; services 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at New Beginnings First Wesleyan Church in Waterloo, with burial at Gresham Cemetery, rural Dunkerton; visitation from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Gra…

ALLISON -- Paul D. Hogue, 77 of Allison, formerly of Waverly, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; services 7 p.m. today, Dec. 14, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly, 352-1187, preceded by visitation from 5 p.m. until services; condolences at www.kaiser…

IONIA -- Deborah C. Bonfig, 68, of Ionia, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Linn Haven Rehab and Health Care in New Hampton; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Ionia, with burial the church cemetery; visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Ionia Funeral Home, …

INDEPENDENCE -- Doreen Anne Stirm, 94, of Independence, formerly of Brandon, died Monday, Dec. 10; services 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at White Funeral Home, Independence, (319) 334-2595, with burial at Brandon Cemetery in Brandon; visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 1, at the funeral home…

  • Updated

TOLEDO -- Delmar Alfred Steuhm, 75, of Waterloo, formerly of Toledo, died Saturday, Dec. 8, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo; Delmar gave the gift of life through tissue donation; services 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, (641) 484-3400, with burial in …

  • Updated

SUMNER -- Wilbur A. Howard, 90, of Sumner, died Friday, Dec. 7, at the Hillcrest Home in Sumner; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at St. John Lutheran Church, Sumner, with burial in the church cemetery; visitation 3 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 9, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home, Sumner, (563) 57…

  • Updated

CRESCO -- Sheri Conlan, 68, of Cresco, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Evans Memorial Home in Cresco; celebration of life 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Lindstrom Funeral Home, Cresco, (563) 547-2323; visitation 2-6 p.m. today, Dec. 9, at the funeral home and for one hour before services; private …

Share your loved one's story. Email us at woo.obit@wcfcourier.com or call (319) 291-1460.

Submit an Obituary

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. Obituaries submitted by family members are also accepted pending proper verification of the death.

  • Updated

INDEPENDENCE --- Frank J. (Bud) Hare, 94, of Independence, died Thursday, Dec. 6, at Lexington Estate, Independence. Services are 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at White Funeral Home, Independence, with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. today at White Funeral H…

WATERLOO -- Larry G. Fankhauser, 74, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Covenant Medical Center; services 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, 233-3393, with entombment in the Garden of Memories Columbarium, where full military rites will…

  • Updated

CEDAR FALLS -- Evelyn R. Holtz, 92, of Cedar Falls and formerly of Muskegon, Mich., died Monday, Dec. 3, at Western Home Communities-Nation Cottage; memorial services will be held in the future, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple, Texas; Dahl-Van Hove-Schoof Funeral Home, 266-7525; …

  • Updated

VINTON -- Robert Dean "Bob" Lutz, 86, died Tuesday, Dec. 4; services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Blessed Hope Church, with burial at Evergreen Cemetery, both in Vinton, with military rites  by Vinton American Legion Post 57 and Iowa Military Funeral Honors; visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thur…

  • Updated

LAMONT -- Darl C. DeArmoun, 82, of Dumont, died Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.; services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at New Hope Parish of the United Methodist Church Dumont Center in Dumont, with burial at Dumont Cemetery; visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Dec.…

CEDAR FALLS -- James Bartholomew, 64, of Cedar Falls, formerly of Dunkerton, died Monday, Dec. 3, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo; services are pending at White Funeral Home, Jesup, (319) 827-3695; condolences at www.White-MtHope.com.

  • Updated

INDEPENDENCE -- Tamara Marie “Tammy” (Regenold) Kleitsch, 59, of Monona, died at home Sunday, Nov. 25; celebration of life 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Huckleberry’s Restaurant in Prairie du Chien, Wis.; Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, (563) 539-2170.

  • Updated

MANCHESTER -- Marvin L. Helmrichs, 94, of Manchester, died Saturday, Dec. 1, at Regional Medical Center, Manchester; services 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at First Lutheran Church, Manchester; visitation 3 to 7 p.m.Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home, Manchester, and one hour be…

TRAER -- Ernest Joseph Pokorny, 91, Bondurant, formerly of Traer, died Monday, Nov. 19, at Iowa Methodist Hospital; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Traer, with burial with military honors at the church cemetery; visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at …

GREENE -- Virginia Lee Shook, 83, of Greene, died Thursday, Nov. 29, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City; Celebration of Life service 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, Greene, with burial at a later date in Wisconsin; visitation for an hour before th…

WATERLOO -- Harold Edward Vokoun, 75, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, Nov. 26, at Liberty Hospital of Kansas City; memorial services 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Timothys United Methodist Church, with burial at a later date. Following service military rites outsid…

EVANSDALE -- Theodore R. Larrew, 82, of Evansdale, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo; services 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, Waterloo, 233-3146, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery, Waterloo, with full military honors accorded…

INDEPENDENCE -- June Carson, 85, of Ankeny, formerly of Independence, died Wednesday, Nov. 28; Iowa Cremation, Cedar Rapids, (319) 378-3361, is assisting the family; services planned at later date.

John passed away on December 27, 2017. He was born June 27, 1927 to Adeline Califf in Waterloo, Iowa. He proudly served his country in WWII. He lived in New York for 25 years where he owned several nightclubs and upon returning to Waterloo he ran the Hitching Post and Big Country and with th…

WATERLOO -- Ricky D. Stufflebeam, 65, of Waterloo, died Thursday, Nov. 22, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital; memorial visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, 233-3393; memorials directed to the family or the American Hear…

HAWKEYE -- Mervin A. Ungerer, 89, of Hawkeye, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City; services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye, with burial at Hawkeye Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Arnold-Roger…

SUMNER -- Richard C. Haw, DDS., 92, of Cresco, formerly of Sumner, died Monday, Nov. 26, at the Regional Health Services-Howard County in Cresco; services 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the United Methodist Church, with burial in Union Mound Cemetery, both in Sumner, with military rites conduc…

DENVER -- Gary Lee Konarske, 71, formerly of Denver, died Monday, Nov. 19, in San Antonio; services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, with burial at Fairview Cemetery, both in Denver; visitation from 9 a.m. until services Wednesday at the church; Kaiser-Corson …

RADCLIFFE -- Harold Platte, 75, of Radcliffe, died Thursday, Nov. 22, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Visitation is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Boeke Funeral Home, Hubbard. Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. John Lutheran Church, rural Sumner, with burial of cre…

INDEPENDENCE --- Donna J. Hall, 88, of Independence, died Thursday, Nov. 22, at Buchanan County Health Center, Independence. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Independence, with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, N…

WATERLOO -- Warren Ledtje Sr., 88, of Waterloo, died at home Tuesday, Nov. 20; services 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street, 234-6274, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery; visitation one hour before services at the funeral home; memorials m…

WATERLOO -- Donald H. Semelroth, 86, of Waterloo, died Sunday, Nov. 18, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital; graveside services 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo, with full military honors accorded by Guy W. Iverson V.F.W. Post 49 of Cedar Falls and the U.S. N…

HARPERS FERRY -- Gary E. Soper, 76, of Harpers Ferry, died Monday, Nov. 19, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.; services 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with burial with military honors in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon; visitation 3 to 7 p.m. Fri…

SUMNER -- Allen Buchholz, 48, of Sumner, died Saturday, Nov. 17, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo; Celebration of Life from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at S.K. Rogers Funeral Home, Sumner, (563) 578-1800, with a private family burial at a later date; condolences at www.skr…

DIKE -- Elmer D. Willms, 89, of Dike, died Friday, Nov. 16, at Creekside in Grundy Center; services 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Liberty Baptist Church, with burial at Elmwood Cemetery, both in Dike; visitation from 10 a.m. until services at the church; Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home Dike Chape…

GREENE -- Kathryn Elizabeth Schuknecht, 97, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison of natural causes; services 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the United Methodist Church, Greene, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery; visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Retz Funeral Ho…

CEDAR FALLS -- Gene L. Raffensperger, 89, of Cedar Falls and formerly of West Des Moines and Davenport, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Western Home Communities-Deery Suites of heart failure; services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, West Des Moines, with burial in Iowa Vet…

IOWA FALLS -- Beverly May Smith, 86, of Iowa Falls, formerly of Raymond, died Friday, Nov. 9, at Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls; services 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov.  17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Raymond, with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery; visitation  from 4-7  p.m. Frida…