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Obituaries

Donald Lee Havran, 82

Donald Lee Havran, 82, of Toledo, passed away Friday, January 27, 2023, at Bethany Life in Story City. Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 3, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Christ United Methodist Church in Toledo with Pastor Jill Mack officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in ...

Gary Wehrman, 69

Gary Wehrman, 69, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown. Per the wishes of Gary and his family, cremation rites have been accorded. Services will take place on Saturday, February 4 (note date) at 2:00 P.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral ...

Donald Carl McFate, 91

Donald Carl McFate, 91, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the State Center Specialty Care. A Memorial Graveside Service will be held Friday, January 27, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery in rural Toledo. Donald was born on October 12, 1931, in rural Toledo, Iowa, the ...

Donna Jean Dvorak

Donna Jean Dvorak, of Chelsea, IA, passed away January 20, 2023, at Iowa River Hospice, Marshalltown, IA, following a long battle with cancer. Donna was born to Milvoy and Libbie (Vesely) Dvorak in Belle Plaine, IA. She graduated from South Tama High School. Donna lived around the Chelsea ...

Edward Wolcott Metz, 82

Edward Wolcott Metz, 82, of Galesburg, Illinois, died peacefully with his family by his side on January 17, 2023. He was born August 4, 1940, in Tama, Iowa, the son of Clifford Edward and Eva Dorothy (Wolcott) Metz. Edward grew up on a farm in central Iowa as a young man until he graduated ...

Patrick “Pat” Johnson, 71

Patrick “Pat” Johnson, 71, of Holiday Lake and formerly of Montour, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2023, at his home. Visitation will be held Monday, January 23, 2023, from 3-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. A Funeral Service with Military Honors will follow at 7 PM at the ...

Thomas Frank Crone, 79

Thomas Frank Crone, 79, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at UnityPoint Health/St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Per Thomas’ wishes, he will be cremated, and there will be no public services. Thomas was born on December 3, 1943, in Washington, Iowa, the son of John and ...

Darlene A. Blake, 89

Darlene A. Blake, 89, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama, with Father Michael McAndrew and Deacon Stan Upah ...

Mary Lynne Bearden, 86

Mary Lynne Bearden, 86, of Gladbrook, IA, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook. Memorial services were held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Gladbrook United Methodist Church in Gladbrook, IA. A visitation was held at 2:00 p.m. until the time of ...

Ila Jean Abbe Bratton, 91

Ila Jean Abbe Bratton, 91, of Altoona and formerly of Toledo, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at UnityPoint/Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Christ United Methodist Church, 301 S. Broadway, Toledo, with Pastor ...