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Obituaries

Carol Emerson

Carol Joan Emerson (née Hansen) died on February 26 at Olathe Medical Center, in Olathe, Kansas after a brief illness. She was 86. Born on August 28, 1934 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Holger Hansen and Sophia (Kuncl) Hansen, she was the 4th of seven daughters and a graduate of St. Wenceslaus ...

Bernice Willer

TOLEDO- Bernice Anna Willer, 87, a resident of Urbandale Health Care Center passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021 under the care of Hospice of the Midwest. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Dennis Conway ...

Jerome Milo “Jerry” Velky

CLUTIER-Jerome Milo "Jerry" Velky, 94, of Clutier, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Dennis Conway as celebrant. ...

Isaac Roberts

TAMA-Isaac Roberts, 89, of Tama, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at UnityPoint-Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama. A Traditional Wake was ...

William Smith

William “Bill“ Buchanan Smith, 89, of Stilwell Oklahoma, passed away at home with his family at his side on February 20, 2021. Bill was born on March 25, 1931 in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Jesse C. Smith and Laura E. (McCullough) Smith. He grew up on the family farm south of Tama, Iowa and ...

Lawrence Lewis “Larry” Dvorak

CLUTIER-Lawrence Lewis "Larry" Dvorak, 81, of Clutier, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021 at his home due to a sudden illness. A Memorial Service and Interment will be held at a later date at St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in rural Clutier. Larry was born May 26, 1939, in Marshalltown, Iowa, the ...

Robert M. Upah

Robert M. Upah, Age 84, passed away at the Accura Health Care Center in Newton, Iowa surrounded by his loving family. The family wishes to have an inurnment at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Chelsea, Iowa at a later date. Robert was born on September 12, 1936 in Brooklyn, Iowa. He ...

Dale Allen Blackcloud Jr.

Dale Allen Blackcloud Jr., 38, of Tama, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his home on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Traditional Graveside Services will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki ...

Doris Elaine McClure

Doris Elaine McClure, 87, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at UnityPoint/Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. A Private Graveside Service will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo with Pastor Jill Mack officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held ...

Nancy Smouse

Nancy Smouse, 89, passed away on Thursday, February 4th, at EveryStep Kavanaugh House in Des Moines, with her loving family at her side. Nancy, formally of Montour, Iowa, had resided at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown since 2016. Born on August 8th, 1931, in Toledo, Iowa, she was the ...