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Obituaries

MYRON WITTMAACK

Myron "Step" Wittmaack, 62, of Webster City, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids. Foster Funeral and Cremation Center is caring for the ...

EVERETT TOLSTRUP

Everett Tolstrup, 96, Webster City, died, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 at Southfield Wellness Community. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22 at Faith United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Foster ...

CAROL GILLETTE

Carol Gillette, 61, Webster City, died, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at Van Diest Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Foster Funeral and ...

DOROTHY AND JED NORRIS

A celebration of life for Jed and Dorothy Norris, longtime Stanhope residents, is set for Saturday, January 12, 2019, 3:30-6:00 p.m., at the Stanhope Community Center. A romance that began in Audubon High School when Dorothy Priestley offered to help Jed Norris carry his books after he ...

BOB DRAEGER

Bob Draeger, 74, of Webster City went home to be with The Lord on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 18th at 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. The family has chosen Boman Funeral Home (www.bomanfh.com) to care for their ...

RANDY YODER

Randy Yoder, 60, Woolstock, died, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Pastor Jeff Flagg officiating. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. ...

JEAN BUZICK

Jean Buzick, 88, of Webster City, died, Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Van Diest Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Asbury United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeff Flagg, officiating. Burial will follow the services at Graceland ...

GERALD NICKLES

Gerald E. Nickles, 90, of Woolstock, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Clarion Wellness and Rehabilitation Center in Clarion. Funeral services for Gerald Nickles will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Samuel Lutheran Church, 201 North Lincoln in Eagle Grove, with ...

NORMA LANDE

Norma Jean (Dodds) Lande, 90, died at Kingsley Shores in Lakeville, MN, on Dec. 7, 2018. Norma was born May 28, 1928, to Bernice and Ella Dodds in rural Gilbert, IA. She graduated from Gilbert High School in 1945, and attended AIB in Des Moines. She married Arnold Lande Sept. 27, 1946, and ...

MARILYN KEPLER

Marilyn Kepler, 74, Webster City, passed away Dec. 11, 2018 at home. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Kenneth; daughter Brandy; son Don (Kathy) Kepler; grandchildren, Dalton Smith, Garrett and Shyann Cusey, Justin (Kara) Kepler, Kayla, Travis and Jade Kepler, Adam (Chelsea) ...

BONNIE DUNBAR

Bonnie Dunbar, 89, of Webster City, died, Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Southfield Wellness Community. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Chaplain Rachel Bawden, officiating. Visitation will be held from ...

TENA COOK

Tena (Brouwer) Cook, 97 of Britt, formerly of Kanawha died Dec. 5, 2018 at Westview Care Center in Britt. Funeral services are Monday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Britt. Visitation is Sunday, 2-4 p.m. at the Ewing Funeral Home, Britt.

KEVIN BIGE

Kevin K. Bige, 63, of Duncombe, died Thursday, November 29, 2018, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. A service honoring Kevin’s life will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, at the Duncombe Community Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation ...

HARMINA HUISMAN

Harmina Huisman, 91, of Jewell, IA died Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Israel Family Hospice House, in Ames, Iowa, where she had been a patient for nine days. The family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday December 2, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at MAC Life Church in Blairsburg, IA. A ...

NORVAL STORY

Norval Story, 96, of Woolstock, went to his heavenly home, Friday, November 30, 2018 at Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Reverend Mike Kroona, officiating. Burial will be at ...

LYNN HOUGH

Lynn Hough, 78, of Webster City, died, Friday, November 30, 2018 at Southfield Wellness Community. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood with Pastor Evan Welcher, officiating. Burial will be at Thurman Cemetery. ...

LORRAINE PAXTON

Lorraine Paxton, age 84, formerly of Jewell, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Hubbard Care Center in Hubbard, IA. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 am at the Salem Lutheran Church rural Radcliffe, IA. Burial will follow in the Homewood Cemetery near Ellsworth, ...

LAURENCE DILLEY

Laurence J. Dilley, 83, of Webster City, died on Friday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Crestview Nursing and Rehabilitation. The family will have private services at a later date. His family includes his 4 children: Tammy, Brenda, Michael and Scott. Boman Funeral Home (www.bomanfh.com).

HARMINA HUISMAN

JEWELL — Harmina Huisman, 91, of Jewell, IA died Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Israel Family Hospice House, in Ames, Iowa. The family will receive friends and relatives on Sunday December 2, from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at MAC Life Church in Blairsburg, IA. A funeral service will be held on ...

Unemployment is at a record low

If you want powerful evidence that Iowa’s economy is doing well, drive around any of the state’s major towns or cities. Almost everywhere businesses have posted “hiring” signs in windows or other prominent places. Nationally, the unemployment rate is at a remarkable 3.7 percent. Here ...