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Obituaries

George Donald Biggs Jr.

MONTOUR-George Donald Biggs Jr., 42, of Montour, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Altoona Nursing and Rehab Center under the care of UnityPoint Hospice of Des Moines. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Maple Hill Cemetery in Montour. George was ...

Karen K. Prusha

Karen K. Prusha, 57, of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Iowa River Hospice in Marshalltown. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Karen was born on January 18, 1963 to Nicholas and Jean (Dolash) Kriegel in Marshalltown, Iowa. She was a graduate of South Tama ...

Eldon L. Joy

TAMA-Eldon L. Joy, 72, of Tama, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at UnityPoint Health- Marshalltown. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Monday, January 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the McIntosh Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama. A Traditional Wake was held Sunday evening ...

Laura Jane Novotny Prendergast

Laura Jane Novotny Prendergast, 99, formerly of Princeton and Arlington, Illinois, died January 3, 2021, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Laura was born on May 20, 1921, in Tama, Iowa, the youngest of seven children of Bertha Anna Schultz (Sulc) and Edward Novotny, a switchman for the ...

Wayne G. Martin

Wayne G. Martin, 83, long-time resident of Toledo, passed away peacefully at his home on January 5, 2021 with his family at his side and supported by Mercy Hospice of Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of Life will be announced by the family at a later date. Wayne was born to Carl and Delpha ...

Diana Jean Chamberlin

TOLEDO-Diana Jean Chamberlin, 69, of Toledo, died unexpectedly December 30, 2020 at UnityPoint-Grinnell Regional Medical Center due to complications from a recent surgery. A Memorial Graveside Service will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12:30 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo. A Memorial ...

Michael Wayne Wabaunasee

Graveside Services for Michael Wayne Wabaunasee, Jr., 66, Oklahoma City, OK resident will be held 9:00 A.M., Thursday, December 31,2020 in the Clinton Indian Cemetery officiated by Pastor Gerald Panana and under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. The family will be greeting guest ...

Marcella A. Dawson

Marcella Agnes Dawson, 96, of Sun Lakes, Arizona, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at her home in The Renaissance in Sun Lakes, Arizona. Following Marcy’s gift to Science Care, Inc., she will be laid to rest next to husband, Robert Dawson, in the National Memorial Cemetery of ...

Frances C. Ford

Frances C. Ford, born May 23, 1925 passed away on December 20th, 2020 in Redondo Beach, CA. Born in Tama, IA to Sam and Dena (Olson) Chantland, Frances was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, Warren who passed in February 2003. She was sister to Gilbert, Arnold and ...

Douglas E. Harrison

Douglas E. Harrison of Little Torch Key, Florida died on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at age 78, due to complications from an accidental head injury sustained in October. He and his wife Susan built a home on Little Torch, where Doug lived out his life fishing, diving, and rebuilding antique cars. ...