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Nicholette Stajcar

Nicholette “Nicki” Marie (Shinn) Stajcar, 70, of Adel died Jan. 21, 2022, at UnityPoint Hospital in Des Moines. She married Jim Stajcar on May 6, 1972, and they enjoyed 49 years together before Jim’s death on Nov. 5, 2021. Nicki graduated from Adel-De Soto High School in 1969. Retiring from Blue Cross-Blue Shield after 20 years, she took a position at the State of Iowa Department of Elder Affairs. She also served on the Dallas County Extension Board for several years.
She is survived by her sisters, Vicki (Robert Hutzell) of Knoxville and Claudia (Rick Jordan) of Estes Park, Colorado, and many other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. A full obituary is available at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Russell Christian Knuth

Russell Christian Knuth, 89, of Waukee, died Jan. 7, 2022. Russ married Donna Rose Oldenburg. They were married for more 62 years and had three children. Russ graduated from Walnut High School and started working for Peter K. Pratt, raising pure-bred angus cattle. When he was 20, he was drafted into the Korean War. He served in the U.S. Army and was on the front lines in Korea for 180 days straight. He earned two Bronze Stars for his service. For most of his career, he worked for Pioneer. First, as the manager of the Pioneer Beef Cattle ranch in Rhodes, Iowa, and later at the corporate offices in Johnston, Iowa, where he rose to lead Pioneer’s Risk Management and Self-Insurance division world-wide. In 1979, Russ and Donna moved to De Soto, where they lived for 40 years. Russ retired from Pioneer in 1994. After retirement, Russ and Donna enjoyed spending winters in Arizona. Russ also faithfully took care of the yard maintenance for the De Soto United Methodist Church for many years.
Russ is survived by his wife, Donna; sons Alan (Deb) of Bondurant and Jim (Dawn) of Johnston; daughter Karla (Rick) Janning of Scranton; and other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life is being planned for later this spring at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. A full obituary is available at www.caldwellparrish.com
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Eudell Mae Garrett

Eudell Mae Garrett, 80, of Adel, died Jan. 19, 2022, in Des Moines. After high school, Eudell worked as a waitress at Treloar’s restaurant in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where she met her husband-to-be, Kenneth Russell Garrett. They retired to Adel in 2007.
She is survived by her husband, Ken; sons, Ricky (Sally), Todd (Lisa), Chad, and Kirk (Sandra); her daughter, Kim (Loren); 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and sisters, Donna and Sharon.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. A full obituary is available at www.caldwellparrish.com
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John Tasler

John “Jack” Joseph David Tasler, 91, died Jan. 20, five days short of his 92nd birthday. Over the years, he was a jack of all trades and dabbled in many different endeavors. He joined the Air Force at a young age, was a police officer and a realtor, to name a few.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, of 53 years; children David Tasler, Melanie Whalen (Jim), Darin Tasler, Michele Tasler Hearne and three step-children, Lori Tejeda, Tom Wilson and Scott Wilson (Sarah), among other relatives and friends.
Visitation, rosary and mass were held Jan. 25. 
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Marilyn A. Keul

Marilyn A. Keul, 84, of Polk City, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Ankeny Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Arthur Charles Welp, Jr.

Arthur Charles Welp, Jr., 74, of Norwalk died Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at home after a three-year battle with prostate cancer. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 22 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Norwalk, with a private burial following at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. Arrangements are with Overton Funeral Home in Indianola. For a full obituary, visit www.overtonfunerals.com
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Joyce Van Fleet

Joyce Van Fleet died Jan. 19, 2022, from a heart attack at MercyOne Hospital in Des Moines. She graduated from high school in Corydon and from college in Kirksville, Missouri, with a degree in art education. She completed her student teaching in Seymour then was hired as an art instructor with the Pleasantville Community Schools in Pleasantville. She held that position for 37.5 years, until her retirement in 2005. In December of 2010, she and her husband, Dennis Van Fleet, moved to Indianola.
Joyce used her artistic talents to design T-shirts, including the official T-shirt design for RAGBRAI for a few years. She also had the official T-shirt for Indianola’s Balloon Classic a couple of times. She designed the logo for Des Moines’ Barr Bicycle store among other uses of her artistic skills.
She had “The Sky Looks Amazing From Here” inscribed on their gravestone in hopes of evoking a smile from someone viewing the stone.
She is survived by her husband Dennis, many relatives, and numerous friends. Services were held Jan. 23 at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola. A private burial was planned at Corydon’s Cemetery. 
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Patricia Strike

Services for Patty Strike, 65, of Indianola, who died Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at her home surrounded by family, were held Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at the Indianola Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, with burial following at the Indianola I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
She graduated from Indianola High School in 1975. Patty retired from Good Samaritan Nursing Home after 33 years in 2006 and then Des Moines Public Schools in 2009. She is survived by her husband, Bill Strike of Indianola; five children, Gabe, Justin, Rose, Lindsey and Jenny; and other relatives and friends.
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Melodee Ann Miars

Melodee Ann Miars, 62, died Jan. 6, 2022. She worked at Amazon in Ankeny. Her husband of 40 years, James Miars, survives, as well as son Jeremie (Jessica) Hedrick; and daughters, Alea, Tori, and Ava Hedrick, along with other relatives and friends.
She donated her eyes and tissue through Iowa Donor Network. Her wishes were to be cremated, and a celebration of her life will be held later. In place of flowers, memorials can be directed to the GO FUND ME page in memory of Melodee to help the family with funeral costs.
For a full obituary, visit www.AnkenyFuneralHome.com.
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Donna Jean (Mathahs) Penaluna

Donna Jean (Mathahs) Penaluna, 82, of Ankeny died at Edencrest at Green Meadows in Johnston on Jan. 18, 2022, surrounded by family following a long illness. A celebration of life for both Donna and her husband, Kenneth Penaluna, was held Jan. 25 at Memorial Services of Iowa. A graveside service for family will be held May 27 at Hampton Cemetery in Hampton.
She earned a teaching degree from Mason City Junior College then taught third and fourth grade for several years in Northwood and later at the Ballard Community School District. Following Ken’s positions at International Harvester and Ruan Transport, they lived in Indiana and California before settling in Ankeny. She is survived by her son, Dan Penaluna (Lisa Sweet-Penaluna) of Ankeny; daughter, Sue Ward (Tom) of Iowa City; and many other relatives and friends.
For the full obituary, visit https://ankenymemorial.com.
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Gary L. Thrailkill

Gary L. Thrailkill died Jan. 14, 2022, in Ankeny. He joined the U.S. Army in 1967 and served in the Vietnam War, He returned as a purple heart recipient. After serving in the Army, he owned a service station and worked in a coal mine before finding his career at Helena Upholstery. He had his own shop at home for a time before running the upholstery shop at Montana Developmental Center in Boulder for several years. He later spent many years managing the Gold Bar and then the Glass Slipper.
Surviving are his wife, Rita Thrailkill (Harker) of Ankeny; sons, Jason Colby (Julie) of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Jody “Joe” Reel of Helena, Montana; two daughters, Roberta Little (Pat) of Roy, Washington, and Joni Lutman (Kevin) of Ankeny; step-sons Bradly Stroud of Ankeny and Brandon Stroud of Springfield Missouri; and other relatives and friends.
Per his wishes, no services are planned. For the full obituary, visit https://ankenymemorial.com
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Michael Gailen Mease

Michael Gailen Mease, 68, of Ankeny died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. One of his favorite things was the Iowa State Fair, where he and his wife, Ruth, volunteered at the information booth by the cattle barn for 25 years. Surviving are his mother, Joan; wife of 28 years, Ruth; his daughter, Mikelyn; son, Chris; step-sons, Brian and Josh; step-daughter, Shantyl; and three grandchildren.
For a full obituary, visit www.AnkenyFuneralHome.com.
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Sarah C. Egeland

Sarah C. Egeland, 82, of Ankeny died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. A memorial service will be held at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home, 4208 N. Ankeny Blvd., on Jan. 29, with visitation from 1-3 p.m., followed by a service at 3 p.m.  Burial will be a later date.
She graduated from Webster City Junior College in 1960. She taught kindergarten and worked various office jobs. She married George H. Hovland in 1961. He preceded her in death in 1967 in a small aircraft accident near Davenport. On Feb. 14, 1970, she married Irving H. Egeland, who survives, along with daughters Michele (Reginald) Richardson, Kathleen Hovland, and Anne (Thomas) Owens; and other relatives and friends.
For the full obituary, visit https://ankenymemorial.com
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Patricia Lee Cummins

Patricia “Pat” Lee Cummins, 80, died Jan. 21, 2022. She started her career working for Bankers Trust. She then became a certified nursing aide and a med aide. She worked in Winterset for more than 10 years and Orchard Place for four years. While in the nursing home, she continued working selling Avon.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ted; children Brenda, Richard (Kim), and Brian (Brenda); and other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27, 202 from 10-11 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory.
For a complete obituary, visit https://www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Clever “Ty” Beal 

Clever “Ty” Beal, 84, died Jan. 16, 2022. He graduated from high school at Hamilton, Kansas. He attended Emporia State College in Emporia, Kansas, but interrupted his education when he joined the Air Force in 1956. Six months after he joined the service, he married his high school girlfriend, Juanita “Nita” Hanson. After his discharge in 1959, he returned home and continued his education.
He worked for Hallmark Cards and was transferred to Des Moines in 1964.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory in Urbandale. A graveside service will follow at Glendale Cemetery. 
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David J. Hastings

David J. Hastings, 62, of Ankeny, died Jan. 12, 2022. He graduated from Waverly High School in 1977 and went on to receive a degree as a computer programmer. He had lived in Ankeny since 1993 where he worked at Principal Financial Group for 26 years as a computer analyst. He also worked at Wells Fargo and as a private contractor.
Dave is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lynnette Hastings; his children, Jessica Hastings (Mitch) of Ankeny, Courtney Hernandez (Julio) of Urbandale, Zachariah Hastings of Audubon, Aubrey Hastings of Bondurant, and Harrison Hastings of Ankeny, as well as other family and friends.
The family will be holding a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 22, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 517 S.W. Des Moines St., Ankeny. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until service time. 
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John Wood

John Taylor Wood, 77, died Jan. 11, 2022, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny. Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 15, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home and Crematory in Urbandale.
John Wood graduated from the University of Maryland in 1968 and enlisted in the Army, serving as a sergeant in Vietnam from 1969-1970. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After serving in the Army, he worked for Norton Abrasives Company and was transferred to Rockford, Illinois, where he met his wife, Nancy Loy, of 48 years. They lived in Davenport for 35 years before moving to Des Moines. In Davenport, he worked for Don E Williams Company, DEWCO, for 24 years as abrasive market manager selling abrasives and cutting tools. He was a member of the American Legion and various trade organizations over the years.
Surviving locally are his wife, Nancy Wood of Johnston and son Robert Wood (Alexis) of Johnston. For the full obituary, visit www.caldwellparrish.com
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Carroll Dean Hurst

April 17, 1941 – Dec. 20, 2021
Carroll Dean Hurst, better known as “Butch,” passed away peacefully Dec. 20 at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida, due to complications from Myasthenia Gravis, a neuromuscular disease. Butch was born on April 17, 1941, to Ray and Charleen (Reed) Hurst, at home, in Madrid, Iowa. Butch graduated from Madrid High School in 1959. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1960-1964, and the U.S. Army Reserves, 1964-1966.
Butch married Kathleen (Brophy) Landgrebe on June 18, 1966, and had two children, Kellie and Chad. The family resided near Madrid and then moved to Polk City. Butch worked construction in his early years and then worked at John Deere in Ankeny for more than15 years. After leaving John Deere, he owned and operated a vending business for snacks. After selling the snack business, he moved to northwest Iowa to be near Kellie and her family. In 2015, he moved to Florida to be near his “buddy,” and first granddaughter, Jessica Nelson.
Butch was devout in his Christian faith. He began attending the Madrid Church of Christ in 1974 and later made his choice in 1988 to serve the Lord in a non-denominational Christian group. Known for his dry sense of humor, he could find a quick comment or “one liner” to bring a smile to so many people he met.
Butch was preceded in death by Jerry (brother), Bradley Nelson (son-in-law), Richard (brother), Ray and Charleen (parents), and an infant sister, Verna Arlene.
Butch is survived by daughter Kellie (Todd) Harmon (Spencer, Iowa) and son Chad (Yvonne) Hurst (Fresno, California); grandchildren: Jessica Nelson (Lutz, Florida), Joni (Dean) Hilbrands (George, Iowa), Emily Hurst (Fresno, California); bonus-grandchildren: Jessica (Kyle Culp) Harmon (Ames, Iowa), Josh (Jessica) Woodin (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), Chance McGough (Fresno, California); great-grandchildren: Aubriella Woodin and Raelynn Hilbrands; sister Radene McClelland (Arkansas), brother Jim Hurst (Arkansas), numerous nieces, nephews.
The family held a private graveside service at the Florida Memorial Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida, on Jan. 4, 2022. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff, nurses and doctors at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital for their caring and compassion to Butch in his final days.
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Richard A. Meyer

Richard A. Meyer, 90, of Urbandale died Dec. 30, 2021, at the Bishop Drumm Nursing home. He graduated from Truesdale High School and worked in construction for James W. Bell Company for 30-plus years. He married Georgia Smith on Sept. 10, 1960. She preceded him in death. He is survived by sons Vern (Rebecca) Meyer of Ankeny and Tom Meyer of Urbandale and grandchildren John Meyer and Alexandra Meyer.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Rosalie “Babs” Louise Jablonski

Rosalie “Babs” Louise Jablonski, 76, died Jan. 10, 2022, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. She graduated from St. Michaels Catholic High School in Chicago. She was employed by the Chicago Credit Bureau and Carson’s Clothing during her Chicago residency. She was also an accounts payable clerk at the Pick Congress Hotel and Solo Cup. She married LeRoy Jablonski on Jan. 25, 1964, and he survives her. They relocated to Urbandale with Amoco Oil in 1974 where they had one daughter, Jennifer, and have since resided most of their life. Rosalie was employed as a bookkeeper at the Ned Miller Law Firm and Musser Accounting.
A visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 14, from 9-11 a.m. with a funeral mass to follow at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3663 66th St., Urbandale. Burial will be held at Glendale Cemetery. 
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Dean Lippincott

Dean Lippincott of Urbandale died in his assisted living center in Des Moines Dec. 29, 2021. He grew up in Brooklyn, Iowa, and married Betty Catherine Lineweaver on July 2, 1949, while he was in the U.S. Air Force. They had three sons. She preceded him in death in 2005. A few years later, he formed a dear friendship with Martha Lorene De Witt, also of Brooklyn. They were able to enjoy the gathering of combined families interspersed with driving trips through many states.
After serving in the Air Force, Dean sworked at the TIP-REC for about 42 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. For a full obituary, visit www.ilescares.com
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Kenneth Conard

Kenneth Conard, 87, died at his home in Winterset on Jan. 5, 2022. He graduated with a Bible degree from Omaha Baptist Bible College and married Carol Ann Cline on Dec. 19, 1964, at the Grace Baptist Church in Winterset, where he was a member. He worked in construction for most of his life. He built the first ever geodesic dome house in Iowa and built the first ICF home in Winterset.
A memorial service was held Jan. 10 at the Grace Baptist Church in Winterset. A full obituary is available at www.caldwellparrish.com
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William R. Berndt

William (Willie) R. Berndt, 78, died unexpectedly at his home in Johnston on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.  A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home and Crematory with visitation one hour prior beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dale Swift Philanthropic Fund in memory of Willie.
He was born and raised in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and graduated from Eagle Butte High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and master’s degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. He married Diane Ginn, who survives him, on Nov. 30, 1968, in Lawton, Oklahoma.
He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded two bronze stars and was honorably discharged. He retired from John Deere as a metallurgical engineer after 37 years.
For the full obituary, visit www.caldwellparrish.com
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Joseph Cooley

Joseph “Joe” Cooley, 79, of Adel, died Jan. 3, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel, with burial following at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel.  Family will greet friends Saturday, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service. A full obituary may be found at www.caldwellparrish.com and online condolences may also be left there.
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Bradley Dean Anderson

Bradley Dean Anderson, 64, of Van Meter died at home on Dec. 28, 2021. He was born and raised in Red Oak. He married his first wife, Tammy Luke, in 1980, and they had a daughter, Dawn, in August of 1981. He married Marj Sept. 16, 1989, in Van Meter, where they have made their home for the past 32 years.
 He worked for EMC Insurance for 28 years as an assistant buyer until his retirement in February of 2020.
A Celebration of Life was held at the Iowa Veterans Reception Center in Van Meter on Jan. 2, 2022. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Jack Prunty

Jack Prunty, 88, formerly of Van Meter, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Arbor Springs in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan.10, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel, with burial following at Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. Family will greet friends Monday from 9:30-11 a.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Van Meter American Legion Post 403. Online condolences maybe left and Jack’s full obituary viewed at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Marc VanderLinden

Marc VanderLinden, former owner of Van Dee’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Johnston, died Dec. 29, 2021, at Valley View Village in Des Moines at the age of 80. He was born in Des Moines and graduated from East High School and Grand View University. He was a business owner throughout his life. He was the owner of AudioCom Inc. from 1968-2015. He and his wife, Carol, who preceded him in death, owned and operated Van Dee’s Ice Cream Shoppe from 1990-2013.
For a full obituary, visit https://www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Michael Dennis Stoppel

Michael Dennis Stoppel, 58, of Adel, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at MercyOne, West Des Moines. He graduated from Adel-DeSoto High School in May of 1981 then earned an associate’s degree in human services from DMACC. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University. A graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery at a later date.
A full obituary can be found at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Eugene Richard Maahs

Eugene Richard Maahs, 90, of Adel, died Dec, 17, 2021. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School and graduated from Whittemore Public High School. On Sept. 29, 1951, he married Naomi Greinert, who survives him, and they had five children. In 1953, he received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism from Iowa State University.
He served as an officer in the United States Air Force. He then worked two years as News, Farm and Sports editor for the Decorah Newspapers. In 1958, he joined the staff of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation as editor of the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman. He retired in 1996, as the executive director/secretary treasurer of the Iowa Farm Bureau and the secretary treasurer/senior vice president and a member of the Board of Directors of the FBL Financial Group, Inc. As a representative of Farm Bureau, he was a member of the committee that established the Century Farm Program.
He was the president of the Des Moines chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, a professional journalism society, and of the Iowa Industrial Editors Association. He also was a member of the Iowa and American Society of Association Executives, American Agricultural Editors Association, Agricultural Relations Council and American Management Association.
Gene and Naomi also operated Country Gardens and were involved in two businesses in Adel, Cameo Rose Collection and Antiques on Ninth. He served nine months as volunteer interim executive director of Living History Farms in 2000 and nine years on its board of directors. He served as chairman of the Board of Elders at Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Moines and was an active member at Fatih Lutheran Church in Adel. He served as chairman of the Polk County Extension Council and on the Dallas County Extension Council. He was a member of the American Legion Post 464 in Adel.
A funeral service was held Dec. 22 at Faith Lutheran Church in Adel. Burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.
For full obituary, visit https://www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Dennis Lee Dixon

Dennis Lee Dixon, 85, of rural Adel died Dec. 14. 2021. He graduated from Gowrie High School in 1954 prior to attending Iowa State University in Ames, where he earned a degree in journalism in 1958. He was recognized as Photographer of the Year for his work for the Iowa State University newspaper.
He served two years with U.S. Army forces based in Germany then joined Hy-Line International, for which he had opportunities to live and work in Argentina and Brazil, where he became proficient in both Spanish and Portuguese. Moving back to the USA prior to 1969, he held regional and international sales director roles based in Hy-Line’s corporate headquarters while living in rural homes in Waukee and Adel.
Retiring in 2000, Dennis dabbled in international business consulting for some local companies and travelled the states with his wife, Darlene.
His wife of 58 years, Darlene (Lipke), survives.
For full obituary, visit https://www.caldwellparrish.com
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Rochelle Ann Haas

Rochelle Ann (Olsen) Haas, 81, died at home on Dec. 1, 2021, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers and cancer. She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Duane Haas; children, Brian (Janice) Haas, Doug Haas, DeAnn (Craig) McCue; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Urbandale. 
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Clifford Errol Bergman

Clifford Errol Bergman, 89, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, surrounded by his family. He was born in Adel and graduated from Adel High School in 1951. Cliff and Jean Binns were married July 3, 1957, and had been married for 57 years when Jean passed away in September 2014.
Cliff worked for Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Company (later Chicago Bridge and Iron) in Clive for almost 49 years, retiring in 2001 prior to Cliff and Jean’s relocation to Sugar Land, Texas. He served his country for two years (1952-1954) during the Korean War.
In his retirement, Cliff joined Fort Bend Master Gardeners and was an active member for close to 20 years. He also volunteered for the Fort Bend County Fair AG’tivity Barn through the Fort Bend County Extension Office. He received the Master Gardener of the Year award twice and the “Volunteer of the Year” award for the Fort Bend County Fair.
Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at Christ Church Sugar Land, 3300 Austin Parkway, in Sugar Land, Texas. A second visitation at 9:30 a.m. and a service at 10:30 a.m. will be held on Saturday, Dec. 18, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home in Adel, Iowa, with burial to follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel, Iowa.
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Michael Scott McPherren

Michael Scott McPherren, 41, of Urbandale was remembered with an informal gathering Dec. 13 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home. He is survived by three children: Ella (Elisa), 15; Emma (Carly), 7; and Charlie (Carly), 5; and other family and friends.
He grew up in Newton and West Des Moines. He graduated from Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri. After high school, he enlisted in the Army.  He owned a property maintenance company and contracting business.
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Roderick Dean “Rick” Borst 

Rick Borst, 69, of Adel, died at his home Nov. 17, 2021. Funeral services were held Nov. 23 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel. Burial was at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel.
During his childhood, he lived in Redfield and then Adel. In 1983, Rick married Cindy Case, and they lived briefly in Waukee and Van Meter before settling in Adel for more than 35 years. She survives him. He ran his own garage in Des Moines and worked as a mechanic for the Des Moines Fire Department and Midwest Ambulance before a 20-year career as the school bus mechanic for ADM Schools. He started mowing for clients in 1999 and quickly grew his business into a full-service lawn care company that he operated for more than 20 years.
See the full obituary at www.caldwellparrish.com
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Enola Gay Jenkins

Enola Gay Jenkins, 72, of Adel, died at her home on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.
Funeral services were held Nov. 24, 2021, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel, with burial following at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel.
She graduated from Earlham High School. She married Carroll Jenkins on Oct. 17, 1981, in Winterset. He survives her.
See the full obituary at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Mary Eileen McManus 

Mary Eileen McManus, 90, of Urbandale died Nov. 15, 2021. She attended Bellevue High School in Nebraska and received her two-year associate nursing degree from St. Joseph’s Hospital, affiliated with Creighton University in Omaha. In their first years as a family, Mary and Walt, who served as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate, moved more than ten times. They settled in Urbandale in 1958. She was a substitute nurse in the Des Moines Public Schools while pursuing her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Drake University in Des Moines. She then began a more than 20-year career as a counselor, serving as an inpatient counselor at the Harold Hughes Treatment Center at General Hospital and then at Mercy Alcohol & Drug Recovery Program. She opened her own family therapy practice in Urbandale. She retired to care for her husband in his final years. They celebrated 61 years of marriage together.
Visitation will be 3:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29 with a prayer service and scriptural rosary to follow. Her funeral will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 30 with a luncheon immediately following, both at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Urbandale. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines at 10 a.m., Wedsnesday, Dec. 1. Streaming of the funeral will be available at: www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Juliana Ksobiech

Deborah Juliana Ksobiech died Nov. 12, 2021. A Celebration of Life was held Nov. 21, 2021, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home in Urbandale. She was born on Oct. 28, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. She married Tom Ksobiech Nov. 20, 1971. He survives her. She volunteered to teach the Religious Education program at St. Joan of Arc Parish, volunteered at her children’s schools, and helped at the Lisle Library. Tom and Deborah also sang together in the church choir. The couple lived in Easton, Pennsylvania until retirement in 2014, when they moved to Urbandale. 
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Daniel Steven Pritchard

Daniel Steven Pritchard died unexpectedly in his sleep on Nov. 7, 2021. A private service was held. He graduated from North High School in 2008. He enjoyed art and music, was a member of the band, was on the cross-country team and became an avid runner the past couple years. He earned his Eagle Scout award as a senior in high school. In 2014, he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in landscape architecture and chose to work for Confluence in Kansas City and transferred to their office in Des Moines in 2020. 
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Thomas Larry Hingst

Thomas Larry Hingst, 75, of Des Moines died Nov. 11, 2021, from chronic illness at MercyOne Medical Center. He married Patricia, who survives him, on Feb. 14, 1976, in Burlington. He served in the Navy after high school, then worked in construction, warehouse and, eventually, for the post office until he retired after 25 years.
Services were held Nov. 17 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory in Urbandale. A graveside service followed at at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery. 
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James “Jim” Calder

Jim Calder, 82, of Van Meter, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, at Methodist West Lakes Medical Center. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Nov. 9 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Adel. Burial will take place at a later date. For the full obituary, online streaming of the service or to place an online condolence, go to www.caldwellparrish.com.
He graduated from Scranton High School in 1956. On Oct. 4, 1958, he married Joyce Finnegan, who survives him. Jim worked in the construction industry for many years, was the owner of Sam’s Downtown Tap for 10 years and finished his working career with VanPelt painting. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
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James “Jim” Michael Stajcar

Jim Stajcar, 72, of Adel, died on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Adel. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nicki (Shinn) Stajcar. He graduated from Adel-De Soto High School. He worked for a lumber company in Johnston then, in 1977 joined Iowa Power (MidAmerica Energy), and worked in several jobs there, retiring after 30 years.
 Jim was a hard worker and applied that hard work and dedication to all of the tasks he did at work, at home and helping others.
For a full obituary, visit www.caldwellparrish.com 
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Holly Ann Van Buren

Holly Ann Van Buren, 65, of Adel, died Oct. 23, 2021, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. She was raised in Cooperstown, New York. Holly had spent her life living in several states including Florida, Texas, and eventually residing in Iowa with her daughter Samantha (Patrick) Johns and grandchildren. Holly spent her career in early education.
A celebration of Holly’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at Big Al’s BBQ in Adel. 
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Joyce Marie Knight

Joyce (Lee) Knight, 73, died Oct. 21, 2021, at Arbor Springs in West Des Moines. She grew up and attended school in Indiana. She met Gary Knight while attending the University of Evansville, and they married Dec 7, 1968. He survives. They were married for 52 years, raised four children, and enjoyed many adventures together. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Ernst Funeral Home, Waukee. Interment was at Jordan Cemetery in West Des Moines.
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Betty (Crowson) Naber 

Betty (Crowson) Naber of Waukee died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at age 83. Betty Sue graduated from Black River Falls High School in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, in 1956. She married Marvin Naber on April 14, 1962, and together they had five children. After 19 years of staying home raising her kids, Betty went to work for the Cedar Rapids Community School District as a confidential secretary until she retired. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 16, at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Burial was at Booneville Cemetery. 
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Shirley Jean Grant Templet

Shirley Jean Grant Templet died on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, in Waukee, five days before her 87th birthday. She graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in Detroit. At the age of 56, Shirley decided to get her college degree and attended Armstrong State College in Savannah, Georgia, graduating in 1992 with an associate in arts degree. She married Charles Alexander Templet in 1952. They had two children. She lived in Savannah for 50 years, where she worked as an office administrator for St. Joseph’s Hospital. She moved to Independence Village in Waukee in 2021. A small private family gathering was planned.
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Juanita “Bernice” Nicholas 

Juanita “Bernice” Nicholas, 95, died Sept. 29, 2021, while living at Edencrest at Green Meadows Assisted Living Community in Johnston, where she has lived since February 2019. Bernice was married to Norman Nicholas, who preceded her in death. They moved to Sandwich, Illinois, where Norman had a floor covering business in Aurora and Bernice was a material manager for the Burlington Northern Railroad. Survivors include sister-in-law, Margery Mahanna, several nieces, Patricia (Nicholas) Brooks, Dawn (Mahanna) Gomez and Margaret (Mahanna) Leone and two nephews, William Mahanna and James Mahanna. Private graveside services will be held at the Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich.
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Gina McNair

Gina McNair, 62, of Van Meter, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at MercyOne, West Des Moines.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at the De Soto Calvary Baptist Church with a funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. A private burial will take place in the Stump-Thornton-Barto Cemetery in rural Van Meter. Memorial contributions may be directed to the De Soto Calvary Baptist Church and/or the Van Meter American Legion Hall.
Gina attended Adel De Soto schools through 11th grade and graduated from Urbandale High School in 1977. She married Edward McNair on Nov. 24, 1978. Together, they built a successful company, McNair Geothermal, based out of Van Meter. He preceded her in death.
For the full obituary and to leave online condolences, go to www.caldwellparrish.com
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Tonya Anne (Moone) Walrod

Tonya Anne (Moon) Walrod, 59, of De Soto, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at MercyOne Hospice in Johnston, with her family beside her. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel. Family will greet friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, before the service at the funeral home. A visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel, where family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m.
She went to school in Saginaw, Michigan. She had three daughters from a previous marriage and later married Michael (Wombat) Walrod, who survives her.
Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com, where you will also be able to watch live streaming of the memorial service.
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Vera Janet Pruitt

Vera Janet Pruitt, 90, of Redfield died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. She was born in Missouri on March 18, 1931. She married Bobbie Dean Pruitt on July 14, 1949.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel, with entombment at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel.
Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com.
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Timothy “Tim” Daugherty

Timothy “Tim” Daugherty, 69, of Adel, died Oct. 3, 2021 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at the Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel. A funeral service will be held Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Adel. Burial will take place after the service at Panther Creek Cemetery west of Adel. For the full obituary and to leave online condolences, go to www.caldwellparrish.com