Melissa Lambrecht

 

Joseph Price

Joseph Price, age 53 of Unionville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. There are no scheduled services at this time.  Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville has been entrusted with caring for the Price Family.  Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.


Linda Ott

LINDA OTT OTTUMWA-Linda Lou Ott, 65, of 1035 S. Madison, died at 10:35 a.m. August 26, 2015 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. She was born February 10, 1950 in Ottumwa to Barney B. and Mary Lou Roberts Paytes.  She married Donald Ott on January 1, 1971.  He preceded her in death on December 25, 1993. A 1969 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Linda had worked at Jefferson Square Manor as a C.N.A. and in the laundry.  She had also worked at the Recycling Center and at Tenco. She enjoyed herRead More


Judith Eaton

JUDITH EATON OTTUMWA-Judith A. Eaton, 46, of Ottumwa, died at 1:51 a.m. August 26, 2015 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. She was born November 14, 1968 in Davenport to Kenneth and Margaret Bernauer Wellmeier.  She married William “Bill” Eaton on July 9, 1988. Judith had worked for Oscar Mayer in Davenport.  She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Surviving is her husband, Bill ; a son, Bobby Eaton of Ottumwa; two daughters, Brittany Eaton (Durc Waite) of Fairfield and Kayla Eaton (Garrett Hird) of Lockridge; twoRead More


Maxine Nelson

MAXINE NELSON OTTUMWA-Leila Maxine Nelson, 96, formerly of Ottumwa, died August 15, 2015 at Consolata House in New Iberia, LA. She was born March 19, 1919 in Ottumwa to Harry E. and Blanche M. Armstrong Skinner.  She married Ovie C. Nelson on August 5, 1939.  He preceded her in death on October 9, 2004. Maxine was a graduate of Ottumwa High School, and had worked for 22 years at Kresges Department Store.  She was a member of St. Mary of the Visitation, Altar & Rosary Society, and O.B. Nelson UnitRead More


James King

JAMES KING AGENCY-James L. King, 81, of Agency, died at 10:15 a.m. August 27, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. He was born January 11, 1934 in Ottumwa to Thurlo and Ella McFall King.  He married Masa Akutsu and she preceded him in death in 1995.  He married Ruth Ann Saner on January 1, 2003 and she preceded him in death on February 23, 2012. A 1952 graduate of Ottumwa High School, James served with the U.S. Army in Korea. He worked for 35 years for the Iowa Department ofRead More


Maxine Ash

MAXINE ASH OTTUMWA-Maxine Ruth Ash, 87, of Ottumwa, died at 6:45 a.m. August 26, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. She was born August 4, 1928 in Floris, IA to William C. and Reva Fisk Hart.  She married John Merle Ash in October 8, 1947.  He preceded her in death on December 13, 1987. Maxine had worked for over 20 years at John Morrell & Co. and for over 20 years at Sunnyslope Care Center.  She was an avid golfer and was an Ottumwa City Champion. Surviving are two daughters,Read More


Mildred McKee

MILDRED McKEE OTTUMWA-Mildred E. McKee, 85, of Ottumwa, died at 2:45 a.m. August 26, 2015 at the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics in Knoxville. She was born February 9, 1930 in Kirkville, to James and Ellen Van Klootwyk Brown.  She married Daniel H. McKee on July 20, 1956 and he preceded in her in death on April 11, 2014. A graduate of Ottumwa High School, Mildred attended the Midwestern School of Evangelism.  She worked in Ottumwa Community Schools as a teacher’s aide for several years and had been employed at FirstRead More


Martha Meinders

MARTHA MEINDERS OTTUMWA – Sarepta Martha Meinders, 93, formerly of 351 Appanoose St. died August 25, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa. She was born June 8, 1922 in New Sharon to John and Bessie Jenkins Fortney.  She married Clarence W. Meinders October 4, 1942. He preceded her in death February 6, 1998. A graduate of Oskaloosa High School, she was a resident of Ottumwa since 1958.  She enjoyed bowling and golfing.  She was a 50 year league member of Cedar Creek Golf Course and a member ofRead More


Sally Baker

SALLY BAKER FLORIS-Sally A. Baker, 78, of rural Floris, went home to be with the Lord at 9:35 a.m. August 25, 2015 at her home. She was born August 28, 1936 in Fairfield, IA to Dorsey “Mike” and Emma Lucille Miller Thomas.  She married Harold Baker on June 27, 1955. Sally taught in the Suburban Heights Baptist Church School in Fairfield for 31 years and drove the bus for the school for 23 years. She was a member of Midway Calvary Baptist Church where she sang, played the guitar andRead More


Keith Halvorsen

KEITH HALVORSEN OTTUMWA – Keith M. Halvorsen, 75, of 535 Ottumwa St. died at 1:18 a.m. August 23, 2015 at Monroe County Hospital in Albia. He was born May 10, 1940 in Iowa City to Cyril and Martha Buns Halvorsen.  He married Barb Roth, they later divorced. Keith had served in the United States Marine Corps and the Army Reserves.  He had been an employee of the Iowa Department of Transportation and a security guard for Mason City Concrete. He was a member of O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion. Read More


Melvin Barnett

MELVIN BARNETT AGENCY-Melvin J. Barnett, 86, of Agency, died at 12:25 p.m. August 20, 2015 at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield. He was born September 13, 1928 in Blakesburg to Roy Greene and Addie Ann Sample Barnett. He married Dorothy Jean Hinkel on February 21, 1948.  She preceded him in death on April 25, 2012. Melvin worked for 30 years at John Deere Ottumwa Works, retiring in 1981.  He helped start the First Responders in Agency and was with the Agency Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years. Surviving are twoRead More


Raymond Mottet

RAYMOND MOTTET OTTUMWA-Raymond Francis Mottet, 88, of Houston, TX, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 9:19 a.m. August 19, 2015 at home. He was born July 26, 1927 in Ottumwa to John R. and Leona Schwartz Mottet.  He was the beloved husband of Mildred Lucille Overturf, whom he married on June 21, 1950.  She preceded him in death on May 30, 2008. A 1945 graduate of Catholic Central High School, Raymond enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He served with the Navy Seabees in the Philippine Islands.  HeRead More


Polly Bernard

POLLY BERNARD BLAKESBURG-Pauline “Polly” Bernard, 92, of Blakesburg, died at 2:30 p.m. August 23, 2015 at Vista Woods Care Center. She was born July 14, 1923 in Hedrick to Joseph and Sarah Agnes Knox Powell.  She married Ralph E. Bernard on December 21, 1956.  He preceded her in death on May 7, 1978. Polly was a graduate of Hedrick High School and Ottumwa Heights College.  She earned a B.A. from William Penn College and a M.A. from Northeast Missouri State University.  She taught in Ottumwa Community Schools in elementary gradesRead More


Francis (Chew) Strickler

Francis Clyde (Chew) Strickler, age 84, formerly of Centerville, Iowa, took his final trip on the highway to heaven on August 21, 2015.  His trip originated at the Pax Villa Hospice in Edinburg, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 10 am, Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Haines Cemetery, north of Centerville, with Pastor Steve Houser leading the service.  A visitation will take place at the Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville on Thursday, August 27th from Noon-8 pm, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 pm.  MemorialRead More


Mary E. Coffman

Mary E. Coffman, age 77 of Exline, Iowa passed away Friday morning, August 21, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 3p.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with Reverend Cindy Finn officiating.  Visitation will be held Monday from 2-3p.m. at Lange Funeral Home.  Burial will follow the Funeral Service at Exline Cemetery, Exline, Iowa.  Memorials have been established to the Family of Mary E. Coffman, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home & Crematory 1900 South 18thRead More


Virginia Clark

  Virginia Clark, age 83, of Mystic, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at the Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm, Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Dale Cemetery, north of Centerville, with Pastor Gerald Campbell officiating.  Memorials have been established to the family of Virginia Clark and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 South 18th St., Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.  Lange Funeral Home of Centerville has been entrusted with caring forRead More


George Kruzich

George Kruzich, age 78, of Seymour, Iowa, passed away Monday, August 17, 2015 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. There will be no services at this time.  Lange Funeral Home and Crematory of Centerville, Iowa has been entrusted with caring for the Kruzich family.  Memorials have been established to the Centerville Big Red Booster Club, the Seymour Warrior Booster Club, Mercy Hospice of Johnston, Iowa, or to the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Centerville, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 South 18th St. Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Read More


Carl Hervey

CARL HERVEY OTTUMWA-Carl Edwards Hervey, 98, of 700 W. Alta Vista, died at 10:17 a.m. August 19, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. He was born May 5, 1917 in Warren County, IA to John and Alice Edwards Hervey.  He married Frances Griffith on September 26, 1943 in Reno, NV. Carl was a World War II veteran having served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He worked for 30 years for John Deere Ottumwa Works, retiring in 1976. He was a member of Agency United Methodist Church and O.B. NelsonRead More


Donna Josephson

DONNA JOSEPHSON OTTUMWA-Donna Mae Josephson, 58, of 827 Albia Rd., died at 12:20 p.m. August 17, 2015 at Ridgewood Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born October 3, 1956 in Pottsboro, TX to Donald and Norma Sipp Butner.  She married Walter Josephson Jr. on January 18, 1977.  He preceded her in death on March 21, 1987. A 1977 graduate of Knoxville High School, Donna had lived in Iowa from 1969 to 1976, in Galesburg, IL from 1976 to 1993, and returned to Iowa in 1993. She had worked at GoodwillRead More


Richard Black

RICHARD BLACK OTTUMWA-Richard D. Black, 82, formerly of Ottumwa, died May 16, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born September 18, 1932 in Blakesburg to Ralph and Florence Cohagen Black.  He married Betty Darlene Randolph on August 19, 1951.  She preceded him in death on June 6, 2010 in Agency, IA. About 1960, Richard moved his family from Iowa to Arizona.  He loved everything about Arizona, including the summers. Surviving are his children, Joyce (Dan) Surkala of Concho, AZ, Rick (Kay) Black of Ottumwa, Andrew (Julie) Black of Wittmann, AZRead More


Joyce Smith

JOYCE SMITH BLAKESBURG-Garland Joyce Smith, 87, of 4237 202nd Ave., died at 8:17 a.m. August 17, 2015 at Hospice House in Ottumwa. She was born May 21, 1928 in Princeton, IA to Frederick William and Gladys Marie Space Brandt.  She married Melvin G. Weidman on January 2, 1946 and they later divorced.  She married L.  Winfred Smith and he preceded her in death on January 16, 2004.  She married James Eudene Smith on August 27, 2005. Joyce attended Prairie Country School in Blakesburg.  She had owned a restaurant in Pulaski,Read More


Mike Bresch

MIKE BRESCH OTTUMWA – Michael Edward Bresch, 67, of 553 W. Park Ave. died at 1:20 p.m. August 14, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He was born July 3, 1948 in Burlington to Edward and Rhoda Murlie Vollmer Bresch.  He married Jo Anne “Jody” Miller June 7, 1969. A graduate of West Burlington High School, he earned his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Buena Vista University.  He worked making mattresses and box springs and at Schiff Shoe Store in Burlington. Read More


David Heemsbergen

David “Davey” Alan Heemsbergen, 62, of rural Selma passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015 at his home.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Kremer Funeral Home in Eldon, with burial to follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 19, 2015 beginning at noon with family present to greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kremer Funeral Home in Eldon.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Wapello and Davis County inRead More


Marjorie Giltner

MARJORIE GILTNER OTTUMWA-Marjorie Elene Giltner, 73, of 8800 100th St., died August 13, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. She was born November 10, 1941 near Crawfordsville, IA to Harold and Shearley DeVore McDowell.  She married George Giltner on September 8, 1968. A graduate of Agency High School, Marjorie received training as a radiology technologist at St. Joseph Hospital.  She was a radiology technologist at Ottumwa Clinic, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Agency United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of ChiefRead More


Joe Wilson

Joe Wilson, age 92 of Centerville, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, August 17, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Centerville, IA, with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 16, at Lange Funeral Home from 9 AM-6 PM, with the family present from 4-6PM.  Interment will follow in the Unionville Cemetery, Unionville, Iowa.  Memorials have been established to the First United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International, orRead More