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Obituaries

Bruce Plowman

Bruce Plowman, 66, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center. Bruce was born on February 22, 1955, the son of Richard and Ruth (Hanus) Plowman. Bruce graduated from Garwin High School in the Class of 1973. On January 2, 1998, he was united in ...

William Ward Ferris

CEDAR FALLS-William Ward Ferris, 77, of Cedar Falls, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at MercyOne-Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Deacon Stan Upah officiating. Interment ...

Craig Bancroft

Craig Michael Bancroft, 70, of Coralville, formerly of Toledo, passed away peacefully May 20, 2021, at Keystone Place in North Liberty under hospice care with his wife, Jeanne, at his bedside holding his hand. A Celebration of Life in Craig’s honor will be held this summer; details to be ...

Shirley Hall

Shirley Hall, 89, of Windsor Heights, IA formerly of Tama, IA passed away Monday, May 3, 2021 at her daughters residence under the care of UnityPoint Hospice - Des Moines. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 28, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. ...

Beverly Elaine Zimmerman

TOLEDO-Beverly Elaine Zimmerman, 98, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Christ United Methodist Church in Toledo with Pastor Jill Mack officiating. Interment will follow at the ...

Joseph “Joe” Lynn Balvin Sr.

Joseph “Joe” Lynn Balvin Sr., 63, of Elberon, Iowa passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, IA, surrounded by family. Joe was born September 26, 1957 the son of Leonard and Florence (Kalinay) Balvin. He attended St. Joseph Catholic School and continued his ...



Timothy “Tim” LaVerne Hand



Timothy “Tim” LaVerne Hand, 56, of Grimes, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021, at Unity Point - Hospice, Taylor House, surrounded by his family. In February of this year, Tim was diagnosed with a Grade IV Glioblastoma. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 19 at ...

Audrey Alice Wheeler

TAMA-Audrey Alice Wheeler, 85, of Clive and formerly of Tama, passed away peacefully at her home, Woodlands Creek Senior Living, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father David Kucera, Deacons ...

Kathy Marie Woodman

Kathy Marie Woodman, 71, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away April 22, 2021 at her home, surrounded by family. Kathy was born June 17, 1949 to Pat Henle and Mabel Coleman in Marshalltown, IA. She grew up in Chelsea, IA, attending St. Joseph’s Catholic School. Kathy worked as a seamstress, ...

Muriel Elizabeth Rank

TAMA-Muriel Elizabeth Rank, 93, of Tama, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Pastor Warren Riley officiating. Interment will follow at ...