Obituaries

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Kent Leroy Knoll

Kent Leroy Knoll, 73, of Adel, died Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at his home. Kent was born in Des Moines on March 20, 1951, to Ivan Knoll and Lola (Wicks) Knoll. He was raised alongside his sister, Gayle, and his two brothers, Burke and Bruce. He attended ADM schools for several years and continued to cheer on the Tigers throughout his life. He was even inducted into the ADM Hall of Fame as their biggest fan, an honor that Kent was proud to display.
He enjoyed going to country concerts with his siblings, cheering on the Hawkeyes, and going out to dinner or to the mall with family. He was a pillar of Panther Creek Church of the Brethren in Adel where he made many lasting friendships. Thanks to the help of his electric wheelchair, Kent was able to enjoy all Adel had to offer, including the Sweet Corn Festival and the rodeo. He also looked forward to going to the Iowa State Fair every year.
Thanks to the caretakers at Mainstream Living, Kent was able to spend time at home while still receiving the support he needed. He enjoyed working on his computer, doing research and keeping his siblings informed about the family’s medical history. He never let his disability determine what he could do.
Something that Kent held close to his heart was his time spent at Camp Sunnyside every summer, where he created amazing memories. Kent will be remembered as an incredible brother, uncle and friend to many.
Kent was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his siblings, Gayle (Richard) Arnburg, Burke (Robyn) Knoll and Bruce (Beth) Knoll; his nieces and nephews, Dustin (Marcy) Conover, Wade (Ashley) Conover, Rachel (Bradon) Knoll, Kyle (Cassie) Knoll and Cole Knoll; as well as seven great nieces and many close friends.
A visitation was held May 20 at Panther Creek Church of the Brethren in Adel with a service there May 21. Burial followed in Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are encouraged to Camp Sunnyside, Mainstream Living or Panther Creek Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Harold ‘Ray’ Crannell

Harold Raymond “Ray” Crannell, 90, of Adel, died on Monday, May 6, 2024, at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City surrounded by family. Ray was born in Bouton on Christmas Eve in 1933. He spent his childhood on his family farm and graduated from Perry High School. After graduation, he entered the service. Ray served in the Korean War from 1953-1957 as a member of the United States Air Force repairing B29 Bomber plane engines. Upon his return from the service, Ray started his career as a hog buyer.
It was near his family home that Ray met the love of his life, Glenna Barnett, at the Lake Robbins Ballroom. They married on June 21, 1959, and raised four children together. They enjoyed listening to classic country music and dancing, finding hidden treasures at garage sales, traveling in their camper, and spending time with family. In his free time, Ray enjoyed tending to his yard/garden, tinkering in his garage, and creating woodworking projects. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend.
Ray is preceded in death by his wife, Glenna; his siblings, Helen, Doris, Donald and Roger; and his son, Steven Crannell.
Those left to cherish Ray’s memory are his children, Michael (Alison) Crannell, Lisa (Dave Vajgrt) Gassman, and Matthew (Malinda) Crannell; his daughter-in-law, Vicki Crannell; his siblings, Larry (Linda) Crannell, JoAnn Noack and Donna Acklin; his sister-in-law, Dorthea Peterson; and eight grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A private family graveside service will be held at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. Memorial contributions can be made to the family for a future designation. Condolences can be expressed to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Terry Lee Clark

Terry Lee Clark, 76, of Adel, died Friday, May 3, 2024, at MercyOne Medical Center. A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 19 at Caldwell Parish Funeral Home in Adel where family will greet friends from 1-3 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 3 p.m. Committal services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 20, at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, with a luncheon following at the Van Meter Legion.
Terry was born Jan. 25, 1948, in Des Moines. He graduated from Van Meter Community School in 1966. He attended Grand View University before joining the United States Air Force in 1968. He was united in marriage to Deanna (Dee) Dooley on Nov. 9, 1968. They were blessed with two children, Jeff Clark and Dana Clark.
After many years of working at Firestone in Des Moines, Terry eventually retired from the U.S. Postal Service and Iowa National Guard. He maintained the family farm in rural Van Meter and was a member of the Van Meter Legion Post 403.
Terry is survived by his daughter, Dana Clark, and her two children, Irelynn and Finn, all of Adel; additional granddaughters, Cassidy (Brandon) Abrams and Stormi (Austin) Reichle; grandson Zachary Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Adam Mitchell and Ezekiel and Lane Abrams; sisters, Patti Clark of Adel and Tina Putnam of Grimes; sister-in-law Davia (Chuck) Kahle; brothers-in-law Fr. Thomas Dooley and Steve Lininger; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Deanna; son, Jeff Clark; brother, Ronald Clark; sister, Cheryl Connelly; sisters-in-law, Patricia Hamilton, Kathleen (Kandy) Lininger and Judy Clark.
Terry enjoyed taking a drive in his 1962 Corvette, enjoying conversation over a cup of coffee or a few beers, but, most importantly, spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by those left to remember the legacy he created. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Van Meter Legion Post 403. Condolences can be made to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Michael Clark

Michael Clark, 76, of Winterset, died at the Iowa VA Hospital in Des Moines on Thursday, May 2, 2024. Mike was born on April 20, 1948, in Indianapolis, Indiana. He proudly served his country in the Army. He worked as an appliance repair technician for many years, first at his own business, Alco Appliance, then at Adel Winterset TV & Appliance. He married Sandra Lynn Newby in Mt. Ayr on Oct. 24, 1978.
Mike enjoyed working in the garage, riding motorcycles and cars, and fishing. He always said he had the fastest car in Sarasota County and was a nomadic motorcycle enthusiast. In his younger years, he raced motorcycles and stock cars. He liked to garden with his wife, Sandy, and was always proud to be a father to four girls, Michelle, Mindy, Melissa and Kimmie.
Mike is survived by his daughters, Melissa and Kimmie Clark; cousin, Buddy Clark; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandy; daughters, Michelle and Mindy Clark.
Funeral services were held May 7 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Burial of cremated remains took place May 8 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Van Meter American Legion. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Marjorie Ann “Margie” Katzmann

Marjorie Ann “Margie” Katzmann, 88, of Johnston died April 25, 2024, in McAllen, Texas. Funeral services were Saturday, May 4, at Iles Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines. Visitation was prior to the service. Interment for Margie and Jerry will be held at Lincoln Cemetery near Granger.
Margie was born May 17, 1935, in Des Moines, where she lived most of her life. She worked for the Des Moines Public School lunch program for many years and retired in 1999. On July 8, 1994, she married Gerald “Jerry” Katzmann at Zion Lutheran Church, Des Moines, where they were active in the church choir. Margie and Jerry had a great love for music. They provided music and entertainment to local care centers, Iowa State Fair and the Pharr South Jams in Pharr, Texas. They also enjoyed fishing and spending winters in Pharr, Texas.
Margie was a member of the Des Moines Women’s Club, Des Moines Corvette Club, a Hall of Famer with the PMECI (Professional Musician and Entertainers Club of Iowa) and the Pharr South Trio.
Margie loved her family, and one of her favorite things was being “Mooga” to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Margie is survived by her children, Jim (Siriluck) Baker, Joyce (Paul) Binder and Jeff (Becky) Baker; four grandchildren, Jessica (Dustin) Stevens, Sarah (Jason) DeLaet, Ashlee (Tristan) Harringa and Brett Baker; numerous step grandchildren and great grandchildren; a nephew, John (Debbie) Marmon and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, on Dec. 25, 2022; her parents, Merle “Red” and Frances (Steele) Scobee; her twin sister, Margaret McConnell; and her brothers, Jimmy and Kenny Scobee.
Memorial contributions may be directed to: The Des Moines Women’s Club Scholarship Program, the American Cancer Society or Iowa Alzheimer’s Association.
Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Joyce Dunbar

Helen “Joyce” Dunbar, 90, of Earlham, died Sunday, April 28, 2024, at Community Care Center in Stuart. She was born Dec. 12, 1933, and graduated from De Soto High School in 1951. On Oct. 24, 1951, she married Darrell A. Dunbar in Fort Smith, Arkansas. They made their home in rural Adel and had five children: Nancy, Mike, Loren, Glenda and Susan. Joyce and Darrell shared 60 loving years together.
Joyce was a homemaker. She enjoyed her soap operas, playing solitaire, reading and playing games, especially with friends and family. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing, making many gifts, dance costumes, quilts and wedding dresses over the years. Over the years, she decorated countless birthday cakes and wedding cakes. She was named grand champion for a wedding cake she decorated.
She was a member of the De Soto United Methodist Church where she served in many roles for the United Methodist Women (UMW). She became a well known candy and noodle maker for the UMW’s annual fundraisers.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her seven siblings; her husband, Darrell; her son, Mike; and her granddaughter, Jennifer Sly (Heaberlin). She is survived by her children, Nancy (Chris) Jensen, Loren Dunbar, Glenda (David) Heaberlin, and Susan (Tom) Jenkins; her 12 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and four great, great grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.
A visitation for Joyce will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home Adel Chapel, with a service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in De Soto. Memorial contributions are encouraged to De Soto United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Mary Carol Beech

Mary Carol Beech, 94, of Adel, died April 5, 2024, at Spurgeon Manor Nursing Home in Dallas Center. A visitation and service for Mary were held on Saturday, April 20, at Faith Lutheran Church in Adel. Burial followed at Oakdale Cemetery.
Mary was born in Perry on March 4, 1930. She graduated from Adel High School in 1948. Mary attended AIB in Des Moines; worked for Solar Aircraft in Des Moines; and, in 1958, she went to Denver, Colorado. She worked for Exxon Corporation (Carter Oil, Humble) for 32 years and was a legal assistant when she retired in 1990.
In 1967, Mary married Charlie in Denver where they worked and lived for 35 years. After retirement, they enjoyed golf and cruising and spending time with family and friends in several states. They spent several years in The Villages in Florida and winters in Arizona with Debbie, Kaylee and Rodney. In 2004, Mary and Charlie moved to Adel. Mary enjoyed her flower garden, the computer, reading, bridge and family and friends.
Mary is survived by her step-daughter, Debbie; her grandchildren, Kaylee and Rodney, Jr.; great grandson, Rodney III; brother-in-law, Mike (Mary Ann) Beech; many nieces and nephews; and wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her special person and husband, Charlie Beech, her parents, and her siblings, Floyd, Margie and Paul (Helen).
Memorial contributions are suggested to WesleyLife Meals on Wheels and/or Spurgeon Manor Nursing Home. Online condolences can be made to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Janet Lee Wahlert

Janet Lee Wahlert, 69, of Adel died on Monday, April 8, 2024, at Spurgeon Manor Nursing Home in Dallas Center. Janet was born in Des Moines on Oct. 3, 1954. She grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Hoover High School where she was a state champion swimmer. Her ability for swimming led her to swim under scholarship at the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley. Janet was also an avid skier and member of a competitive ski team in the Des Moines area. She married Lee Wahlert on Sept. 22, 1979. They spent the last 20 years together owning and operating River Valley Golf Course in Adel.
Janet’s life revolved around service. Whether it was helping patients with muscular dystrophy, volunteering at the Red Cross, or working with children with special needs, Janet was there to lend a helping hand. She also worked as a nurse for several years, was a volunteer with Boy and Girl Scouts, and was the head coach of the ADM dance team for many years. Not only did Janet take care of members of her community, but she also prided herself on taking care of her family and loved to be involved in any activities her kids or grandkids participated in.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Paul Ford.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 45 years, Lee Wahlert; her children, Roxanne (Joseph) Dardano, Matt Wahlert and Curt (Andrea) Wahlert; her grandchildren, Beau Wahlert, Lilee Wahlert, Isabella Dardano and Noah Dardano; her brother, Jim Ford; her great aunt, Lil; and many cousins and friends.
Burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon celebrating Janet’s life from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday April 24, at the Veterans Reception Center in Van Meter.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are encouraged to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or the American Red Cross. Condolences can be made to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Elizabeth May Albrecht

Elizabeth May Albrecht, known as “Liz” and “Nana,” 87, died in her home in Johnston on April 10, 2024. She was born on Aug. 26, 1936, in Yankton, South Dakota. Liz attended Yankton College and Iowa State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in home economics/child development. At Iowa State, she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority and Iowa State NAIAD Synchronized Swimming Club.
She taught in Boone. After her 17-year teaching career, Liz moved to the Des Moines area and received her master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation from Drake University in 1983 and shortly after began her career at Intracorp/Cigna as an area manager until her retirement. After retirement she served as an expert witness for Social Security Disability for many years.
Liz was a lifelong swimmer, taught Red Cross Swimming lessons, and participated in water exercise groups. Liz, along with her husband, Lynn, enjoyed spending their winters in Florida, trips to Canada, boating at Lake Okoboji, Saylorville, and Big Creek as well as spending time with family and friends and sharing memories of her past. She served as Iowa local chapter lead of the National Alopecia Foundation and volunteered at the ARL in Des Moines.
Liz was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenz Lynn Albrecht, and brother, Robert L. Perry. She is survived by her children, Becky Wilson (Kevin), Jon Barstad (Kat), Perry Barstad (Carrie) and Sue Thompson (Brent); her grandchildren, Hali Woods, Nick Thompson, Grant Thompson, Owen Barstad and Liv Barstad; her great grandchildren, Damien, Armani, and Desi, and her beloved dog, Eddie.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Judy Kay Forsman

Judy K. Forsman, 84, of Adel, died April 5, 2024, at Spurgeon Manor from complications of dementia. A visitation was held Thursday, April 11, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home - Adel Chapel. The funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, at the Adel United Methodist Church. Burial follows at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel.
Judy was born May 9, 1939, in New Hampton and graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1957. She then attended AIB in Des Moines, lived at the Des Moines YMCA and played basketball for “LOOK” magazine. Judy married Donald Forsman on May 31, 1959. Judy was a stay-at-home mother until the children were in school full days. She worked at the Dallas County extension office followed by secretarial duties at an Adel law firm. She worked at McCalley Funeral Home and enjoyed interacting with people, providing them support, and driving the hearse.
Judy was a long-time member of the Adel United Methodist Church and was greatly involved with the UMW.  She became “the nut lady” every fall when the UMW had their annual nut sale fundraiser. She enjoyed the adventure of traveling. She and Don camped at the Iowa State Fair for nearly 30 years. Judy volunteered for the Blue Ribbon Foundation manning an exhibit and selling water or the famous Fair Squares. Judy also enjoyed time in her yard and gardens, feeding the birds and collecting nativities.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, and spouse. She is survived by a brother, Jerry (Marsha) Whitnable; son, Scott (Hollie) Forsman; daughter, Joni (Kenny) Williams; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and several extended family members.
Memorials may be directed to the Adel United Methodist Church or Spurgeon Manor. Online condolences may be left at caldwellparrish.com. Arrangements are being handled by Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home - Adel Chapel.
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Mary Carol Beech

Mary Carol Beech, 94, of Adel, died on April 5, 2024, at Spurgeon Manor Nursing Home in Dallas Center. A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Faith Lutheran Church in Adel with a service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Mary was born in Perry Hospital on March 4, 1930. She attended Adel grade school and high school, graduating in 1948. Mary attended AIB in Des Moines; worked for Solar Aircraft in Des Moines; and, in 1958, she went to Denver, Colorado. She worked for Exxon Corporation (Carter Oil, Humble) for 32 years and was a legal assistant when she retired in 1990.
In 1967, Mary married Charlie in Denver where they worked and lived for 35 years. After retirement, they enjoyed golf and cruising, spending time with family and friends in several states, spending several years in The Villages in Florida, and spending winters in Arizona with Debbie, Kaylee and Rodney. In 2004, Mary and Charlie moved to Adel, where Mary grew up. Mary enjoyed her flower garden, the computer, reading, bridge, and family and friends.
Mary is survived by her step-daughter, Debbie; her grandchildren, Kaylee and Rodney, Jr.; great grandson, Rodney III; brother-in-law, Mike (Mary Ann) Beech; many nieces and nephews; and wonderful friends throughout several states. Mary was preceded in death by her special person and husband, Charlie Beech, her parents, and her siblings, Floyd, Margie and Paul (Helen).
Memorial contributions are suggested to WesleyLife Meals on Wheels and Spurgeon Manor Nursing Home. Online condolences can be made to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Michael Trevor Riggen

Michael “Mike” Trevor Riggen, 55, of Adel died April 6, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Mike was born on Oct. 10, 1968, in Brookings, South Dakota.
 Mike enjoyed watching NASCAR and was rarely seen without one of his many Iowa Hawkeye hats or Green Bay Packer jerseys on game day. He enjoyed listening to 1980s big hair bands and knew his music trivia well. He enjoyed his family gatherings and talking with friends, but most of all loved being a dad and a grandfather.
He was a machinist most of his adult career and worked at Frigidaire, Osmundson Manufacturing, Progressive Foundry, Wiese Industries and Louis Dreyfus Company.
 Mike was preceded in death by his father, Brett Riggen, and stepmother, Margie Riggen. He is survived by his mother, Reva Owens of Adel; siblings, Tina (Joe) Gough, Jeffery Riggen, Lana (Mark Cadwell) Riggen and Christopher (Gwynne) Riggen; daughters, Cayanne (Kaleb Wessel) Keller and Marina (Jeremy Lund) Riggen; seven grandchildren, Zoe Lund, Ethan Lund, Makinzie Forkner, Garrison Forkner, Zayne Lund, Emerie Lund and Everleigh Wessel; nieces and nephews, Heather Gough, Jeremy (Ashley) Riggen, Zachary Wessels, Chaz Wessels, Joshua (Natalie) Gough, Samantha Riggen and Austen Riggen; and seven great nieces and nephews.
 A celebration of life will be held at the Raccoon Valley Community House, 1016 Main St., Adel, on April 19 from 5-8 p.m.
Online condolences can be expressed to the family at caldwellparrish.com or mailed to Lana Riggen at 1510 Greene St., Adel, Iowa 50003.
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Luella J. Van Wey

Luella J. Van Wey, 89, died at home on March 29, 2024. A funeral service was Friday, April 5 at Iles Westover Chapel. Interment was at the East Friesland Cemetery, rural Ackley.
Luella was born on July 15, 1934, in Ackley. She married Leslie Van Wey June 8, 1954. They made their home in Waterloo. They hosted foreign exchange students from France and Blackhawk hockey players. Luella was a dental assistant, skilled seamstress, a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and a Girl Scout leader in Waterloo. She liked to travel, camp and play cards with her friends and family.
She worked at Sears in Waterloo in the men’s department for several years before retiring in 1996. In 2007, she moved to Johnston to be closer to her two granddaughters. She was very active. She enjoyed meeting new people, going to casinos and was involved with several women’s card groups in the Johnston area.
Luella is survived by her daughters, Lori (Deb) Van Wey and Leisha Lane; grandchildren, Jessie Kiesling Wegner (Chris Wegner), Lindsey (Tyler) Reagan and Natalie (Nick Riley) Lane; and great-grandsons, Lane and Rayden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie, and her son-in-law, Paul Lane.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Ellipsis in Johnston. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com.
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Joseph Gerald Chladek

Joseph Gerald Chladek, 85, of Johnston, died at his home on Friday, March 29, 2024. Joe was born in Omaha on June 26, 1938. He received his education at Creighton Preparatory School and later attended Creighton University and Northwestern University in Chicago where he received his certificate in Orthotics.
In 1963, he married Helen Liknes. They moved to the Des Moines area where he owned and operated Iowa Orthotics. In 1987, he sold the business but continued to work for a few more years until his retirement. Joe was an avid pool player and ran many pool tournaments in the area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Genelle Valentine, and a brother, James A. Chladek. He is survived by his longtime companion, Judy Pawell; sons, Noel and Jonas (Amber); stepson, James D. (Merlita) Barr; stepdaughter, Laurie (David) Cronin; and grandchildren, Noel Jr., Sinea, Brienna, Karrington, Breanna, Torin, Declan and Frederick; a son-in-law, Tom Valentine, and his ex-wife, Helen Roush; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering was held on Saturday, April 6 at the Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines.
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Vicki Lynn Ealy

Vicki Lynn (Trede) Ealy, 77, of Johnston died March 26, 2024, at Edencrest at Beaverdale in Des Moines. A memorial service was held Friday, March 29 at New Hope United Methodist Church in Des Moines. Inurnment followed at the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. Online condolences may be sent to www.caldwellparrish.com
Vicki was born in Davenport on April 19, 1946. She married Philip Ealy on Jan. 19, 1982. Vicki’s greatest joys were her family, music, reading, gardening and crafting. Her strength was present in everything she faced, including several moves, beating colon cancer, remodeling an 1850s farmhouse, and through her battle with Alzheimer’s.
Vicki is survived by her husband, Phil; daughters Megan and Amanda; sisters Dona Hendrickson and Gayle Trede; several sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Sandy Jamison, and brother-in-law, Jack Hendrickson.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or WesleyLife.
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Daniel Paul Wees

Daniel Paul Wees, 81, of Johnston and formerly of Omaha, died March 25, 2024, at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral Mass was held April 1 at St. Pius X Catholic Church followed by interment at McDivitt Grove Cemetery in Urbandale.
Daniel was born Jan. 16, 1943, in Omaha. He married Phyllis Wolski on Nov. 9, 1963. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2019. He enjoyed creating stained-glass pieces, fishing and woodworking, but most of all, he enjoyed time with his family.
He is survived by his two sons, Jeff Wees and Doug (Susan) Wees; two grandchildren, Eli and Noah Wees; one sister, Mary Ann Wees; and his companion, Shelly Svoboda. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one brother, Robert Wees.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Animal Rescue League.
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Sister Jeanette Kopel

Sister Jeanette Kopen (Mary Renй), CHM, 90, died at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, Johnston, on March 26, 2024. Services will be held at Our Lady of Peace Chapel, Bishop Drumm Retirement Center, on Tuesday, April 2, 4 p.m. - Memorial Vespers. Services in Davenport at Magnificat Chapel, Humility of Mary Center, are Tuesday, April 2, with rosary at 4 p.m. and memorial vigil service at 7 p.m.
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Gary Bengt Seaholm

Gary Bengt Seaholm, 75, of Adel died following a courageous battle with cancer on March 23, 2024. Gary was born in Libertyville, Illinois, on Feb. 3, 1949.  He graduated from Grayslake High School and Central College in Pella, where he was a three-time all conference football player. While at Central, Gary met the love of his life, Sharon Lemon. They married June 30, 1973.
Gary taught for 35 years in several different school districts, with many years in the ADM school district. He retired while teaching at Ruby Van Meter. One of the biggest joys in Gary’s life was his grandchildren. He enjoyed cheering them on during their activities and events.
Left to carry on Gary’s sarcastic humor and love for the underdog are his children, Tim (Chrissy) Seaholm of Adel and Tammie (Tim) Smith of Adel; grandchildren, Nikole, Carter and Tyler Seaholm and and Landon, Natalie Sharon and Roosevelt Smith; his brother, Grant (Karen) Seaholm of Chicago and their children, Scott (Winonah), Nancy (Chris), Emily (Kyle), and Brett (Jimmy); two great nephews, Harrison and Remo; sister in-law, Chris (Steve) Cummings and their son, Matt; and his niece, Susan Peterson, and her family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Bengt and Ethel Mae; his sister, Carol Kratovil; and his wife, Sharon (Lemon) Seaholm. A memorial service was held at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home - Adel Chapel on March 28. A private burial was held at Oakdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the ADM Scholarship Foundation. Online condolences can be made to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Donald Morris Chartier

Donald Morris Chartier, 90, died Monday, March 18, 2024, at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at Iles Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center with a rosary service to follow. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 5, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Adel. Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes.
Donald was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Dallas Center. He served in the Army Special Services, attended Ranger training, and played football while he was in the service. He graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor of science in agriculture business with a minor in chemistry and animal nutrition in 1958.
Donald married Patricia O’Donnell in 1955. They were married for 38 years before her passing in 1992. Together, they had two children, Mary and John. Donald married Janet D. Larson on July 9, 1994, and they made their home in Dallas Center.
Donald is survived by his wife, Janet; brother, Gene Chartier; three step-children, Deborah (Mark) Muse, Dana (Tom) Ray and Eric (Christine) Larson; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia (O’Donnell) Chartier; parents; two children, Mary and John Chartier; and siblings, Dean, Madelyn, Glenace, Ray and Dennis.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church in Adel or St. Croix Hospice in West Des Moines. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com. Arrangements are by Iles Brandt Chapel.
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Jacob ‘Jake’ Alan Kruse

Jacob “Jake” Alan Kruse, 23, died suddenly on March 8, 2024, at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. Jake was born on Aug. 29, 2000, in Des Moines. He grew up in West Des Moines and later in Adel, where he graduated from ADM High School in 2018. After high school, Jake enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17. In February 2019, he graduated at the top of his class from the F-16 avionics apprentice course at Sheppard AFB. He served at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New Mexico, before going to Kunsan Air Base in November 2023.
On Aug. 12, 2023, Jake married the love of his life, his best friend and soul mate, Tessa.
Jake enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, photography, flying model aircraft and drones, and adventures wherever he went, exploring lakes, mountains, and trails along the way.
Jake is survived by his wife, Tessa (Bond) Kruse of Las Cruces, New Mexico; his parents, Alan and Amanda (Calvert) Kruse; his brother, Keon Kruse; grandparents Stephen and Peggy (Walters) Calvert and Michael and Joyce (Linnenbrink) Kruse; his uncle and aunt, Douglas and Lana Kruse; and his cousins, Makayla Kruse and Chloe Kruse. He was preceded in death by his cousin, Austin Kruse.
Memorials are suggested to the Kids Fishing Foundation. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Arrangements are by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Michael R. ‘Mick’ Wenger

Michael R. “Mick” Wenger, 65, died on March 12, 2024. He was found on his tractor, doing what he liked best, tinkering with equipment on the family farm. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at Iles Brandt Chapel, Dallas Center, with a service to follow at 11 a.m. Private family burial will take place at Brethren Cemetery, rural Dallas Center.
Mick was born Nov. 25, 1958, in Des Moines, grew up in Minburn and graduated from Central Dallas High School in Minburn. He married Lori Brown on Sept. 15, 1979. Mick and Lori met in the Grace Brethren nursery as children and spent the rest of their lives loving each other.  Mick and Lori made their home in Minburn, then spent two years in Columbus, Ohio, before returning to Iowa, where they settled in Adel. They have three children, Seth, Nathan and Aimee. Mick worked as a farmer and real estate broker. He retired from On Board Trucking Communications. Following retirement, his greatest joy was being a proud papa to his grandchildren.
Mick and Lori traveled to Africa five times, Dominican Republic, Europe, Mexico and Canada and all 50 states. He participated in solos, choirs and ensembles and played the piano, trombone and the radio (usually loudly).
Mick is survived by his wife, Lori; his children, Seth (Lindsey) Wenger, Nathan Wenger and Aimee (Chris) Pajak; grandchildren, Viviana, Margot, Issac and Preston; siblings, Nadine (Byron) Leas and Robert (Vivian) Wenger; brother-in-law, Scott Brown; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents; a niece, Audrey Wenger; and parents-in-law, Billy and Joan Brown.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Water for Good at https://waterforgood.org/, Puppy Jake Foundation at https://www.puppyjakefoundation.org/ or Grace Brethren Church, Dallas Center.
The service will be livestreamed. Go to Mick’s obituary page at www.IlesCares.com for the link, online condolences and additional information. Arrangements by Iles Brandt Chapel.
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Deanna Buel

Deanna Buel, 83, of Van Meter, died on Monday, March 18, 2024, at her home. Deanna was born on April 28, 1940, to Charley and Betty (Rhine) Minshall. She graduated from Van Meter High School. Deanna stayed at home most of her life to take care of her three children, RaAnna, Dena and Charles. She worked for awhile at Parker Brothers High Line, Coast To Coast Hardware, and sold Avon products.
Deanna loved to watch TV and never missed the Sunday NASCAR race. She enjoyed going to the dirt track and watching the stock car racing as well. She loved to make Christmas candy, and her kids are skilled candy makers because of this. During her time with Curt, she enjoyed going out on the road with him as he drove semi over the road. Lastly, Deanna loved her grandkids and great grandkids and always enjoyed their visits and company.
Deanna is survived by her three children, RaAnna (Lawrence) Withrow of Perry, Dena (Donnie) Smith of Perry and Charles (Karen) Buel of Booneville; brother, Eugene Minshall; sister, Nancy (Frank) Ross; 11 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Buel; her significant other, Curt Bruins; parents, Charley and Betty; and sisters, Linda Lemon and Betty Lou Bragg.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, Adel Chapel with visitation taking place one hour prior beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Van Meter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the ARL of Iowa and the Parkinson’s Foundation. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Jerry Frank Burns

Jerry Frank Burns, 89, died March 4, 2024, at Brio of Johnston in Johnston. Jerry was born Aug. 11, 1934, in Wayne County. He married Phyllis Petty Feb. 28, 1954. They were married 66 years until Phyllis’ death in 2020.
Jerry graduated from Lineville High School then farmed with his father and brother until continuing his education at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He received a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in elementary school administration from the University of Missouri, his special education administration degree from the University of South Dakota, graduate degree in school psychology from the University of Nebraska, as well as post-graduate studies at the University of Colorado. His career spanned 32 years, retiring in 1991. He began as an elementary teacher and assistant principal in Des Moines. He later worked in Warren, Madison and Marion counties as a school psychologist and concluded his career as coordinator and assistant director of special education at Heartland Area Education Agency.
He joined the Assembly of God Church as a young adult and was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Urbandale. He enjoyed volunteering, technology, photography, cooking, ceramics, gardening, following his great nephew Nick’s golf tournaments, taking daily walks around his neighborhood and genealogy, which led to tracing his ancestors back to the Mayflower. He was a member of the General Society of the Mayflower Descendants.
He is survived by his sisters, Betty Empey and Karen (Jim) Pittman; brother-in-law, Ames (Thelma) Petty; cousins, Alice Lenington, Dale Burns, Donna Hopwood, Gary Burns, Cecil Barclay and Wanda White; nephews, John (Amy) Pittman and Tom (Karen) Petty; nieces Susan (Stephen) Moore, Anita (David) Kelso and Amanda (Jarrod) Martin; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis, and brother, Robert.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 9, at Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel with Rev. James Weaver officiating. Burial followed at Clio Cemetery in Clio. Memorials may be directed to New Hope Assembly of God Church, Urbandale.
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Scott Allan Dickson

Scott Allan Dickson, 62, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, in West Des Moines. He was born on Sept. 6, 1961, in Des Moines. He graduated from Adel-DeSoto High School in 1979.
Scott began his professional career as a clothing salesman, then went on to sell computers and software at Dell and Apple computers. His jobs took him to several cities before he finally landed in Austin, Texas. He enjoyed living there and could play golf every day of the year. Scott flew or drove back to Iowa on frequent occasions to reconnect with everyone, often bringing his sidekick, Louis, with him. He regularly returned for the Adel Sweet Corn Festival.
He retired after nearly 40 years as a record-setting salesman. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns football. He loved laughing, joking and spending time surrounded by family and friends.
Scott is survived by his father, Norman; two brothers, Randy and James; two nephews, Ryan and Clint; two nieces, Kelli Tutwiler and Janelle Ryan; numerous cousins; and a special friend, Kim (Penfield) Van Pelt, who helped Scott during some challenging times.
Scott was predeceased by his mother, Karal Ann Potter; stepfather, Charles Potter; sister, Kelly Elizabeth Moffitt; and nephew, Harley James Dickson.
Services were held at the Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home, 735 S. 14th St., Adel, on March 5, followed by burial at the Oakdale Cemetery in Adel. Memorials are suggested to Pug Rescue at https://donate.rescueme.org/pug.
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William Robert Haller

William Robert Haller died Feb. 22, 2024, in Des Moines. Bill was born in Kanawha on Nov. 14, 1934. The family moved to Des Moines in 1940 to pursue a business venture. Bill graduated from North High School in 1953. He worked for the railroad until he was drafted to the Army in 1957. Shortly after that, Bill started his business, Hawkeye Pallet Co., in Johnston, which he owned and operated for 65 years.
Bill married Judy Tyler in September 1963, and together they raised four children. He was the most loving and generous husband, dad, and grandpa (Boo-Boo). Bill loved the Cubs and Hawkeyes, but most of all, his family and friends. Bill was a member of Highland Park Christian Church since 1965.
Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy; children, Tommi Adams (Greg), Tracy Coakley (Mike) and John Haller (Kim); grandchildren, Heather, Billy, Tyler, Jennifer, Meredith, Courtney, Taylor, Logan and Brooklyn; and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Tyler, and his siblings, Dick, Jack and Avis.
A visitation was held Feb. 26 at Illes Westover Funeral Home, Des Moines. On Feb. 27, a graveside service was held at Glendale Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the giver’s personal organization of choice. Arrangements were by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Connie Lou Heuton

Connie Lou Heuton, 68, of Johnston, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. A visitation was held Feb. 29 at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines. A funeral ceremony was held March 1 at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines. Burial followed at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes with a reception afterwards at Grimes Community Complex.
Connie was born Aug. 15, 1955, in Carroll. She grew up on the family farm and attended Glidden-Ralston Community School. After graduating, she moved to the Des Moines area. She graduated from the American Institute of Business in Des Moines and attended Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny. Connie began working part time at age 16, and she became a full-time employee with Dial Finance, Norwest Financial and Wells Fargo, where she would continue to work for 40 years. After retirement, she worked with Des Moines University for 10 years as a standardized patient.
Connie volunteered in various capacities for more than 25 years with Grace Lutheran Church. She enjoyed traveling, going out with family and friends, Iowa State athletics, Chicago and Iowa Cubs, and golf.
Connie is survived by her son, Curt Chenoweth, and grandsons, Jack and Owen Chenoweth with Sarah (Humke) Chenoweth, and Nicolas (Nico) Chenoweth with Jessica Rice; former spouse, Ron Chenoweth; sisters, Shirley Disney, Deanna (Bill) Slocum and Linda Reed; brother, Lonnie (Lois) Heuton; sister-in-law, Jane Heuton; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Larry Heuton; her brothers-in-law, Jack Disney and Donald Reed; and nephew, Jerry Slocum.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, The ALS Association Iowa Chapter, or Suncrest Hospice. Arrangements were by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Elmer J. Weber

Elmer J. Weber, 83, of Johnston, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. He was born May 8, 1940, in Jefferson City, Missouri, and graduated high school there. He attended the University of Missouri and married Carolyn Harfst on Sept. 4, 1965. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1968. He worked for Pittsburg Des Moines Steel Company (PDM), a steel fabrication company best known for building the St. Louis Arch and many bridges across the country, until his retirement.
In retirement, he and Carolyn traveled the country in their motorhome, visiting almost all the National Parks. They also enjoyed international travel. Elmer was also known for and truly enjoyed woodworking, especially making furniture for his family and friends. Elmer felt called to serve God’s church and did so in many ways for the LCMS congregations he was a member of. He and Carolyn even found a passion for mission work when they traveled to Tijuana, Mexico.
Elmer is survived by his wife, Carolyn; daughter, Kristen (Nate) Goodrich; sons, Eric (Deanna) Weber and Jeff Weber; three grandchildren, Kailey and Tanner Goodrich and Laynne Weber; brothers, James Weber and David Weber; and sister, Marilyn (Martin) Ruengert. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters-in-law, Betty Weber (Jim) and Joyce Weber (Dave).
Funeral services were March 4 at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Johnston. Burial followed at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes. Memorial contributions may be directed to Messiah Lutheran Church in Johnston.
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John Francis DePhillips

John Francis DePhillips, 73, of Johnston, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer on Feb. 19, 2024, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. John was born on July 26, 1950, in Des Moines. He grew up in West Des Moines in a strong, Catholic family where his faith and devotion continued to grow throughout his life. John attended Dowling Catholic High School and later earned a bachelor’s degree from Briar Cliff University. He joined the United States Navy in 1969 and was proud to serve his country. He married Kathleen Duff at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines. John worked his entire career in the telephone industry, starting as an engineer and working his way into upper management.
He enjoyed traveling, playing golf, and shooting skeet and trap. He loved his cars, especially his Jeep, Corvette and T-Bird. His final years of life were spent enjoying his grandchildren and deepening his faith. John was a generous man and helped many people, but he often did so quietly and discreetly.
John is survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Elizabeth, Brian and Laurie; and grandchildren, Audrey, John, Lucy, Madelyn, Sienna, Gabriella and Mary Kate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Mary; brother, Paul; mother-in-law, Geraldine Duff; father-in-law, William Duff; and sister-in-law, Maureen Duff.
A Latin Funeral Mass was held Friday, Feb. 23, at St. Augustin’s Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic School to be used for student tuition assistance. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Thomas Lee Tuel

Thomas Lee Tuel, 75,  died Feb. 9, 2024, in Des Moines. He was born on Sept. 13, 1948, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Tom was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Tom worked at John Deere in Horicon, Wisconsin, for more than 20 years then moved to the Des Moines area in 1991. He retired from Des Moines Area Community College in 2013. He loved spending time with family and friends, competing in sports and watching his grandkids compete. Tom was an avid golfer, bowler and softball player. He especially loved his annual fishing trip to Red Lake, Canada, and his hunting trips in Wisconsin. He was a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
He is survived by his wife, Jan (Mount) Tuel; his children: Tony Tuel, Terri (Mark) Moser, Jason (Melanie) Broich and Matt (Jodi) Broich; grandchildren: Grant Moser, Madelynne Broich, Cody Broich, Jaxon Broich and Sadie Broich; his siblings: Bill (Linda) Sonneman, Mike (DeeDee) Tuel, Gray Tuel (John Taylor), Debbie (Doug) Hoffman, Linda (Bob) Zamzow, Beth (Todd) Ehlendeldt, Jon (Joan) Tuel, Diane (Mike) Sullivan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Benton and Elinor Tuel; his sister, Suellen (Bill) Bartos; and his brother, Mark (Rita) Tuel.
A service to honor and celebrate Tom’s life was held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Friday, Feb. 16. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church or the MercyOne Richard Deming Cancer Center.
Arrangements were by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Robert Ray DeCamp

Robert Ray DeCamp, 85, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at Bickford of West Des Moines after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Bob was born on July 3, 1938, in Des Moines and graduated from Adel High School in 1956. Shortly after, he enlisted in the United States Army where he served from 1956 to 1959.
Bob married Sharon V. McKinney on Aug. 23, 1956. He worked as an auto mechanic with his father for several years then joined the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office in 1966, first as a deputy, then was ultimately elected sheriff from 1976-1979. In January 1979, he took a break from the Sheriff’s Office to operate a fishing resort in northern Minnesota for the next eight years, after which he returned to Dallas County as a deputy and finally retired in 2005. He selflessly dedicated more than 30 years of service to protecting his community.
Bob was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, bird watching, gardening, traveling, WWII history and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Due to his caring nature, he was an adopted grandpa to many, lending an ear to whoever was in need.
Bob is survived by his wife, Sharon, of 67 years; daughters: Kathy (Jim) Baldwin of Adel, Deb Jensen of Maple Grove, Minnesota, and Margie (Tim) Branam of Adel; grandchildren: Mike (Jill) Baldwin, Jamie (John) Wetter, Ryan (Erin) Jensen, Kristen (Kyle) Stump, Cody (Molly) Branam and MacKenzie (Tom) Walter; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert C. and E. Marie DeCamp.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bickford of West Des Moines and Suncrest Home Health and Hospice of West Des Moines. A private memorial service will be held. Interment will be at Waukee Cemetery.
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Jerry Alan Kutzner

Jerry Alan Kutzner, 76, of Marshalltown died Jan. 29, 2024, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston. He was born on March 4, 1947. He graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1965. He owned a woodworking and cabinet making business, Kutzner Cabinets. He was also in the Army Reserves at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.
Jerry married Cynthia Swartz on June 17, 1972.  They just recently were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Greenbriar in Johnston.
Jerry had a full life with his three children and eight grandchildren. He enjoyed being a father and grandfather and was always helping them with any and all home projects. He and his wife enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas and often invited friends and family to come as well.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Cynthia Kutzner; three children, Angela (Mike) Trachta, Jamie (Edina Sabic) Kutzner and Julie (Charles) Hill; eight grandchildren: Emma, Molly and Alice Trachta, Hart and Mallory Kutzner, Lillian, Hendrik and Oliver Hill; and a brother, Gary (Pam) Kutzner. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Barbara Kutzner.
Memorial funds can be mailed to Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory, 8201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA 50322, for equipment for the Industrial Arts program at Marshalltown High School. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston in the chapel. A celebration of life follows at Backpocket Pin & Pixel from 4-6 p.m.
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William ‘Bill’ David Wright

William “Bill” David Wright, 88, died at home. He was born on Aug. 11, 1935, in Des Moines and grew up in Adel where his dad was a dentist for more than 50 years. Bill helped start what is now SonRise Baptist Church in Adel, which started in his parents’ home. He attended Iowa State University, graduated from Coyne Electrical School (Chicago), and attended Moody Bible Institute (Chicago). He married Joan Orr May 29, 1959.
He worked for Rockwell Collins and Iowa Power and Light before starting his own business, Wright Appliance Service. In 2017, Bill and Joan moved to Des Moines. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, working on his inventions, and sharing Jesus with others until his death.
Bill is survived by Joan, his wife of almost 65 years; his children, James (Debbie) Wright, John (Donna) Wright and Jane (Kevin) Subra; 21 grandchildren, Ethan, Kathryn, David, Shari, Benjamin, Dawn, Esther, Hannah, Nathan, Deborah, Elisabeth, Carissa, Susanna, Joshua, Stephen, Abigail, Mary, Makari, Daniel, Joseph and Samuel; 33 great-grandchildren; brother, Tom (Susan) Wright; and nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his older brother, Jon, and Jon’s wife, Barbara.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes with family greeting friends one hour prior beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will take place in the Oakdale Cemetery in Adel. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com. Memorials may be given to SonRise Baptist Church, Adel, or Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes.
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William Fred Baldon

William Fred Baldon, 91, of Adel, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Fred was born on Jan. 4, 1933, in Adel, to William “Dutch” and Helen (Morey) Baldon. Fred graduated from Adel High School in 1951 and was the class president. After high school, he proudly served in the Coast Guard from 1951 to 1955. At the time he held the record for the most parachute jumps in one day.
On Dec. 14, 1954, he married Josephine Byrnes. In 1959, Fred graduated from Drake University with a degree in education. He owned and operated Baldon & Son Plumbing and Heating. In 1980, Fred and Jo bought the hardware store in Adel, Baldon Hardware.
Fred and Jo enjoyed traveling, especially to Yellowstone National Park and Nashville, Tennessee, to the Grand Ole Opry, as well as camping in Roaring River State Park at the Ozarks in Missouri. They enjoyed many years wintering in Mission, Texas, and going to Drake basketball games.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Chris Baldon; and daughter-in-law, Julie Baldon. Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Anna Walker, Creta Ward, Barbara Widmer Nuzum, Betty Winget Lallinger, Dorothy York and JoAnn Brooker.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Josephine Baldon; his sons, Bill (Cindy) and Tim (Karen) Baldon; granddaughters, Katie (Matt) Bootier and Jenny (Rick) Baldon; six great-grandchildren, Connor Baldon, Will and Evelyn Bootier, Westen, Sawyer and Charlotte Baldon; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service for Fred will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel with full military honors. Memorial contributions are encouraged to First Christian Church in Adel or the American Legion Penoach Post No. 464. Online condolences can be made to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Kurt David Karnstedt

Kurt David Karnstedt, 58, of Adel, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024. He was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, on March 18, 1965. He spent his childhood in Illinois until he attended the University of Iowa. He married Kim Roberts on May 21, 1988.
After college, Kurt served in the Army from 1988 to 1993. Upon his return from combat, Kurt worked as a mechanical engineer and spent almost 22 years at Shive-Hattery. When he wasn’t at work, Kurt always made physical fitness a priority. He was a talented gymnast during his time at Iowa, and he continued to remain active throughout his life. Kurt and Kim were active members of the American Legion, he was a coach for his son, Kevin’s, Little League team and leader for his Boy Scout troop, and, in Davenport, was a member of Coram Deo Church.
Kurt was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara; his grandfather, “Pops” Bertotti;  his brother-in-law, Brendan Luby; his sister-in-law, Peg Petersen; and his beloved dog, Lilly.
He is survived by his wife, Kim; his son, Kevin (Sophie) Karnstedt; his father, Keith; his sisters, Kay Dorjath and Kelley (Howie) Schwartz; and his grandson, Gus Karnstedt.
Kurt’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 9, at the American Legion in Walcott at 1 p.m. Memorials are suggested to K9’s for Warriors or Wounded Warriors Project. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Frederick Michael Boals

Frederick “Rick” Michael Boals was born in Des Moines on Aug. 30, 1943, to Marcellus F. and Gladys E. (Davies) Boals. He lived in Urbandale most of his life before building a home in Adel. He died on Jan. 24, 2024.
In eighth grade, Rick met the love of his life, Cherie, which was the beginning of their 63 years together. He cherished and loved his family, had many lifelong friendships, and made new friends with everyone he met. Rick worked at Overhead Door in Des Moines and later began his own construction company. In 1974, he was the first director of the Urbandale Parks and Recreation Department, a career that he had for 30 years. Rick was instrumental in the development of park land and bike trails that attracted interest from cities all over the country. After retiring from the city, he continued working for many years as property manager at Bob Brown Chevrolet.
Rick was a natural athlete, playing baseball, hockey, semi-pro football for the Des Moines Warriors and was an avid golfer. In 1999, he won the raffle of a lifetime, a Harley Davidson Fatboy motorcycle and enjoyed traveling with a group of friends with Cherie on the backseat holding on tight.
Rick was preceded in death by an infant brother, David Boals; brothers, Daniel and Mark Boals; a sister, Gladys Hartley; and his parents, Marcellus and Gladys Boals. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl “Cherie” Boals; daughter, Kellie Connelly (Mike); son, Steven Boals (Toni); sisters, Margaret Ann Boatright and Carol Sue Light; grandchildren, Megan Connelly, Michael Connelly, Zach Boals (Bailey), Madeline Boals and Mitchell Boals; great grandchildren, Eleanor Edwards, Addison Boals and Barrett Boals, as well as several nieces, nephews and their families.
A celebration of Rick’s life will be held on Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Urbandale Senior Center, 7305 N.W. Aurora Ave., Urbandale, beginning at 2 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Interment at McDivitt Grove Cemetery, Urbandale, will be held at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Ann Beach

Catherine Ann Beach was born on June 13, 1935, to Eli and Irene Iris (Bolger) Rees in Coon Rapids, where she graduated from high school in 1954. She worked for Bankers Trust and was later employed at Aid Insurance, Continental Life Insurance, HyLine and Nationwide.
Ann married Charles Knute Beach on Jan. 6, 1957. They had one daughter, Dorene. They lived in Nevada where Charles worked for the Iowa DOT and moved to Ralston and later to Redfield in 1967.
Ann was a member of Questers and the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Redfield Methodist Church and later became a regular attender of New Hope Church in Adel. She enjoyed time with her daughter, doing ceramics, embroidery, and going out to eat.
Ann died Jan. 23, 2024, at Adel Acres Nursing Home. She was 88.
Ann is survived by her daughter, Dorene Beach of Redfield; sister-in-law, Lavonne Rees; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Beach; parents, Eli and Irene; sister, Jessie McGuire; and brothers, Tom Rees and Richard B. Rees.
A visitation and funeral service were held Monday, Jan. 29, at New Hope Church in Adel. Burial was in the Coon Rapids Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimers and Dementia Society and/or Suncrest Hospice. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Gayle Eileen Easton

Gayle Eileen Easton died Jan. 21, 2024, from complications of diabetes. She was born Jan. 10, 1951. She attended grade school in Maquoketa and graduated from Marshalltown High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in physical education from Truman State University, formerly Northeast Missouri State University.
Gayle worked for Broadlawns Hospital in Des Moines for 38 years, first as a recreational therapist, then as a social worker. She enjoyed her work, cared about the people she helped, loved her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She loved dogs and, through the years, cared for at least one, sometimes two.
Gayle was preceded in death by her parents, Marguerite and Harlan Easton, and a sister, Barbara Easton. She is survived by her sisters, Sandra (Len) and Martha Ann (Dennis); nieces and nephews, Neil (Kristen), Jason (Anna), Jennifer (Cole); and grand nieces and nephews, Keaton, Marguerite, Garret, Leila and Maya; and many cousins.
A celebration of Gayle’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or an animal rescue organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.
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Martha Joan Southard

Martha Joan Southard, 90, died on Jan.18, 2024, at Kavanaugh House where she had only been for a few hours. Joan was born on Oct. 10, 1933, in the home of her maternal grandparents 5 miles southeast of Adel to Ada Darlene (Brown) Wright and Gilbert Edwin Wright. It was on that farm she was raised along with her siblings, Ed Wright, Larry Wright, and twin sisters Sandra Sargent and Sharon Shufelt.
Joan graduated from Adel High School in 1950. In 1951, she married Edward Cooper. To this union, three children were born: Vickie Cooper, Stephen Cooper and Jeffrey Cooper. In 1969, Joan married Wayne Southard, who preceded her in death.
Joan was a member of the New Hope Church of Adel.  She loved horses. Early in their life together, Ed and Joan rode in horse shows. One desire she had was to “ride again.” Thanks to Michelle Jenkins at New Hope Church and Dean and Peggy Scott, she thoroughly enjoyed her time on a horse once more. Joan loved and supported her family.  She found great joy in her children, grandchild, and great grandchildren.
Joan retired from the Brenton Bank in Adel in 2001. She and her husband, Charles Walston, enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Alaska, Branson and many other places.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ed Wright; a sister, Sharon Shufelt; a sister-in-law, Donna Wright; and two nephews, Scott Wright and Jason Shufelt.
Joan is survived by her children; a granddaughter, Melissa Dohlman (Matt); four great-grandchildren, Eliana Dohlman, Hayden Dohlman, Davis Dohlman and Tate Dohlman; her sister, Sandra Sargent (Roy); and a brother, Larry Wright; as well as many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren.
Visitation and service were Jan. 22 at the New Hope Church, Adel. Internment followed at the Otterman Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to New Hope Church, 25712 290th St., Adel, or Everystep Hospice, 3000 Easton Blvd., Des Moines. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at caldwellparrish.com.
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Ruth Schuler

Ruth J. Schuler, former mayor of Johnston, died on Jan. 11, 2024, after a brief illness. Ruth was born on Sept. 17, 1935, in Hampton to Esther and Ernest Winter. She graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1953 and attended the University of Iowa for one year. On Nov. 26, 1955, she married her high school sweetheart Donald “Dean” Schuler. They had two daughters, Christina and Kathleen, after moving to Des Moines.
She was a legal secretary and administrative assistant in Des Moines until the early 1970s when she became a buyer and retail seller of fine gifts and quality merchandise for Josephs Jewelry in Des Moines. She worked there for more than 25 years until she retired in the mid 1990s. During her time in Iowa, she lived with her family in Johnston.
Ruth was involved with local politics in Johnston and held many positions, including being mayor in 1980 and 1981. She was the first of three women who have served as the mayor of Johnston.  For many years, she also served on the Johnston City Council, as well as the Planning and Zoning Commission.
She and her husband, Dean, spent their early retirement years in Marco Island, Florida. She was elected to the first city council of Marco Island in 1997 and served until 2001 when they moved to Naples, Florida.
Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Donald Dean Schuler. Ruth is survived by her sister Mary (John) Leonforte, a nephew and nieces, and Ruth and Dean’s two daughters, Christina (Gregory) Woods and Kathleen (Warren “Shep”) Sparks.  She is also survived by her four grandsons, Jeffrey and Zachary Woods, Warren and Winter Sparks.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Cremation has been entrusted to The Beachwood Society in Naples.
Massure

Leonard L. Massure

Leonard L. Massure, 92, of De Soto, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Leonard was born in Dallas County on Oct. 12, 1931. He graduated from Linden High School and attended college. He lived in the De Soto area since 1968 and in Dallas County most of his life.
Leonard worked in building maintenance most of his career, including working as a welder and doing body shop work. He once was a member of Early Wheels of Iowa Car Club.
Leonard is survived by his sons, Steve (Becky) Massure and Richard Massure; his daughters, Gail McAvoy and Sharon Lopez; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Clare Massure; a son, Larry Massure; and brothers, Glen Massure and Merrill Massure.
A memorial service will be held at a later date with burial in the West Linn Cemetery in Linden. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a future designation. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.
Obitua

Denny Grill

Denny Grill died Jan. 10, 2024. He was born to George and Hazel Grill on Dec. 4, 1938. Denny graduated from Tech High School in 1957 where he studied engine and airframe mechanics. After graduation, he worked for Central Life Insurance in data processing. In 1959, he married Janet Morain. After a brief time working in Davenport, he moved his family back to Des Moines, where he got a job in IT working with a local insurance company. He retired on his 58th birthday. The second chapter of his life was spent enjoying his family, friends and favorite pastimes. He and his life partner, Agatha, bought a place in Florida and spent 25 years as snowbirds. His favorite pastimes were fishing, golfing, traveling and driving his classic Corvette.
He is survived by his life-time partner, Agatha Norton; son, Jim Grill (Nelda Davis); daughter, Lora Sanderson (Mark); grandchildren: AJ Grill, Tanner Grill, Drew Grill, Brad Sanderson (Maddi), Scott Sanderson and Samantha Sanderson. He was preceeded in death by his brother, George Grill, daughter-in-law, Ann Grill, and grandson, Kyle Welch.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, at Iles Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman, Des Moines. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., with funeral services at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Masonic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Glen Echo Christian Church. Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel.
Larson

David Alan Larson

David Alan Larson, 59, of Alleman, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2024, at his home. Dave was born June 14, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri, to David Neil and Kathleen Ann (Leaming) Larson. He attended North Polk High School, graduating in 1984. He was trained as a mechanic and performed maintenance on automobiles and finally production machinery. He retired from Tension Envelope. David Alan liked to tinker and was a talented mechanic.
He is survived by his mother, Kathleen Larson; brothers, Matt Larson with sons Tyler (Ashleigh), Jordan (Kirsti), Owen, Nathan, and Sean (Chris) Larson, and Bryan (Lindsay Scott) Larson with sons, Chandler and Collin; and many extended relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Neil Larson, and infant brother, Andrew Larson.
A celebration of life service will be held at a later date to be announced for spring 2024.
Heefner

Mark O. Heefner

Mark O. Heefner, 73, died on Jan. 3, 2024, at home after a long battle with Diffuse Lewy Body Disease. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan.13, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Panther Creek Church of the Brethren. Mark was born on April 5, 1950, in Cedar Rapids to Richard and Dorothy (Miller) Heefner.
Mark graduated from Cedar Rapids Washington High School in 1969 and from McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, in 1973. He married Patricia (Pat) Logsdon on Aug. 24, 1969. After graduating from college, Mark and Pat moved to Adel where they raised their four children. He was a member of Panther Creek Church of the Brethren. Mark and his brother, Dan, began their own construction business, Heefner Construction, in 1973. They operated the business for 50 years building 75-plus houses in the Dallas County area. All of Mark’s kids worked for Heefner Construction at one time or another, with Jay eventually joining the business working alongside his dad.
Mark enjoyed anything woodworking, fishing, spending time with the grandkids and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes. He loved coaching his kids in Little League baseball and softball. He tried giving his daughter, Jamie, a few tips on bowling and miniature golf, but she would have none of that. He thoroughly enjoyed watching the kids play sports, especially high school baseball and softball. He also spent time with the high school softball program helping with field work or whatever else needed to be done. When the kids were in high school, he also enjoyed the many hours spent helping with the Panther Creek Church youth group.
Mark is survived by his wife, Pat, of Adel; his children, Jeff (Jenny Purvis) Heefner, James (Leosan) Heefner, Jay Heefner and Jamie (Josh) Hachmeister; eight grandchildren, Sean Heefner, Lauren Heefner, Jake and Scarlett Heefner, and Nash, Nyah, Nell and Nori Hachmeister; two brothers, Dan (Jana) Heefner and Sam (Cindy) Heefner; two brothers-in-law, Jim (Donna) Logsdon and Kenny Logsdon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Galeda Burkholder; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Virgil and Coletta Logsdon; and his beloved little Chihuahua, Sadie.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Panther Creek Church of the Brethren or Wesley Life Hospice.
Barron

Jack Joseph Barron

Jack Joseph Barron, 74, Johnston, died unexpectedly on Dec. 31, 2023, at UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines. Visitation was Jan. 5 at Iles Westover Chapel. A rosary and vigil service followed. A Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 6 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Urbandale. Interment at Glendale Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Jack was born on Sept. 11, 1949, in Oak Park, Illinois, to parents, Frank and Bernice (Hewelt) Barron. He graduated from Lake Park High School, Medinah, Illinois, then continued his education at Drake University, Des Moines, graduating in 1971, with a major in music education. He was an accomplished musician. He began his teaching career as a high school band instructor with Belle Plaine High School. He also worked at Maquekota Valley in Delhi and Harmony High School before retiring from Van Buren County High School in 2010.
He enjoyed playing in many musical groups, including an Irish band, The Lowly Brass, The Tarnished Brass and the West Des Moines Community Band. For 25 years, while living in Ottumwa, he directed the Ottumwa Municipal Band. He enjoyed walking, bike riding and spending time with his family.
On Aug. 11, 1973, he married Cecilia Woolway at the Rose Garden in Des Moines. They raised their two children, Mark and Anne, in Ottumwa and, upon retirement in 2010, they moved to Johnston. Jack was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church, where he directed the guitar group at mass. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Jack is survived by his wife, Cecilia; children, Mark (Valerie) Barron of Coralville and Anne Barron of Des Moines; grandson, Jayden Griffin of Des Moines; twin sister, Jill (David) Koerperick; mother-in-law, Janet Woolway; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary (Rick) Carroll, Joan (Terry) Roberson, Beth (Mike) Benesh and John (Jackie) Woolway, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bernice Barron, and his brother, Steven.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jack Barron Memorial Scholarship, St. Pius X Catholic School Music Dept. or to Dowling Catholic High School. Arrangements were handled by Iles Westover Chapel.
Whitten

Bob Reece Whitten

Bob Reece Whitten, 87, died on Jan. 2, 2024 at Edencrest in Johnston, where he resided for the last five years. Visitation was Jan. 8 at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines with a funeral service following. Interment was later in the day Jan. 8 at the Union Township Cemetery, Coon Rapids.
Bob was born on Dec. 28, 1936, in Coon Rapids to Leonard and Grace (Neal) Whitten. He moved to Des Moines in 1966 where he worked for more than 30 years at Anderson Erickson Dairy.
Bob is survived by his children, Mandy Whitten, Rachel Perry, Connie Dove, Don Bridgeman, Mary Davis and Mark Webster; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents; his wife, Betty; a son, Jay Whitten; and 10 siblings.
Online condolences are welcome at www.IlesCares.com. Arrangements were by Iles Westover Chapel.
Tesdell fry

Audrey E. Tesdell Fry

Audrey E. Tesdell Fry, 101, died at her home on Dec. 27, 2023. She was born March 8, 1922, in Van Meter to Orie and Emma Thomas and raised in Carlisle. Audrey married Severt Tesdell and to that union two sons, Erik and Leif, were born. Severt died in 1996, and she later married William “Jack” Fry.
Audrey worked as a registered nurse at Iowa Lutheran Hospital as a floor nurse. She enjoyed playing basketball in high school and watching ever since. Audrey was an avid bridge player and enjoyed planting flowers every spring.
She is survived by her children, Erik Tesdell, Leif (Fiancé Jeanine Killion) Tesdell; grandchildren, Brandon Tesdell and Logan Tesdell; four great grandchildren; and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Severt Tesdell and Jack Fry; and sister, Vivian.
A funeral service was held Jan. 2 at Iles Westover Chapel, Des Moines, with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery in Slater. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ilesCares.com.
Schutte

Russell Lawrence Schutte

Russell Lawrence Schutte, 60, of Adel died Friday, Dec. 29, 2023, after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease. His family was by his side. Russ graduated from Belle Plaine High School then attended Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.
Russ enjoyed a good round of golf with friends and watching football in his “man cave” at Sun Valley Lake. His favorite place to vacation was Marco Island, Florida. Russ worked for Younkers Card Services and Access Financial before joining the Wells Fargo team, where he spent the last 25 years. His coworkers were a big part of his life and often referred to him as “a great mentor.”
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jody; daughters, Ashley (Brad) Wurster and Sidney (Luke) Anderson; grandchildren, Mason, Easton, Reagan, Carson and Hensley; and siblings, Judy, Cathy and Betty.
He was preceded by his mother, Geneva Schutte, and his baby brother, Kenneth.
A visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – Adel Chapel. A private burial will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to EveryStep Hospice.
Kimrey

Jodi Kimrey

Jodi Kimrey, 54, of Minburn, died unexpectedly on Dec. 23, 2023, at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. She was born on Feb. 4, 1969, in Des Moines to John and Dixie Kimrey. She was a graduate of Dallas Center Grimes High School and went on to get a nursing degree. Jodi worked as an LPN for many years.
In her free time, Jodi enjoyed taking trips to Florida and spending time with family and friends. She also liked to cook and try out new recipes. Her dogs and cats were extremely important to her.
Jodi is survived by her significant other, Jon Fox; parents, John and Dixie Kimrey; daughters, Taylor (Matt Robertson) Danhauer and Jill Fox; grandchildren, Hayden and Gage; and brothers, Jeff (Suzanne) Glanville, Jeff (Jody) Kimrey, John (Terri) Kimrey and Robert (Laura) Glanville. She was preceded in death by her aunt, Mary Keck.
Cook

Donald Cook

Donald Cook died Jan. 1, 2024, at home with his family by his side. A visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, from 9-11 a.m. at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home - Adel Chapel, 735 S. 14th St., Adel. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.
Don was born on Feb. 3, 1936, in Waukee. He graduated from Adel High School in 1956, where he excelled in numerous sports.  He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Jane Jones of Dallas Center, on Nov. 23, 1956.
He was an active golfer well into his 80s at Hillcrest Country Club, where he was a member for more than 50 years and hit a hole-in-one. Don took many fishing trips to Canada with friends. Don was a charter member of the men’s morning coffee club at the Corner Tap.
Don worked for the Iowa DOT for 10 years then Iowa Power and Light/MidAmerican Energy, where he retired after 29 years of service. He was a proud member of the IBEW Local 499.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane of Adel; his two children, Melody (Clarke) Marshall and Tim (Linda) Cook, both of Adel; four grandchildren, Colton (Betsy) Marshall, Carson Marshall, Allie Cook and Sam (Rachel) Cook; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Richard, William “Bump” and Doug; and one sister, Linda (Cook) Peck.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the ADM Alumni Association or Wesley Life Hospice.