Mass of Christian Burial for 83 year old Monica Kathyrn Wilke of Panama will be held 11 am, Wednesday, June 23rd, at St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Panama with burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Panama. Monica passed away Friday, June 18th, at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. Survivors include her children: Dean Wilke and wife Laurie of Panama, Connie Wilke of Neola, Curt Wilke of Earling, Deanna Taylor and husband Dan of Runnells and Scott Wilke and wife Susan of Firestone, CO; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 pm, Tuesday, June 22nd, with a Rosary service at 7 pm at St. Mary's Parish Center in Panama. The Pauley-Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of the arrangements.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for 80 year old Janice L. Oakley of Audubon will be held 10:30 am, Thursday, June 24th, at the First United Methodist Church in Audubon with burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. Janice passed away Sunday, June 20th, at the Exira Care Center. Survivors include her sons: Jeff Oakley of Audubon and Jon Oakley of Waukee; a number of grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Deb Oakley of Audubon; sisters: Geneva Oakley and Lois and Larry Thygesen ***TIG-uh-son***of Audubon; Delores Wahlert of Exira, Ruby Blake of Ankeny and Shirley Keasey and Dan Pemble of Scranton; and family friend, Brad Johnson. Family visitation will be held 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday, June 23rd at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon where they are in charge of the arrangements.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Mass will be held for 67 year old Leo "Lee" D. Buelt ****BUILT****, Jr of Exira on Friday, June 25th, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Exira beginning at 10:30am. Lee died on Tuesday, June 15th, in rural Adair. Survivors include his mother, Leone Buelt, his children, Austin Buelt and significant other Amber Smith of Ames, Brandon Buelt of Manville, WY, and Carrie and husband Steven Hayward of Atlantic; 6 grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Kay Davis, Rosie and husband Rod Wiederin, and Bob and wife Joan Buelt; his friend and former spouse Merrie Ann and husband Rick Sloth of Elk Horn, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family visitation services will be held on Thursday, June 24th, from 5pm to 7pm at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira. The Kessler Funeral Home in Exira is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for 85 year old Earl Staley of Charter Oak will be held 11 am, Friday, June 25th, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison with inurnment at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Charter Oak. Earl passed away Thursday, June 17th at his home in Charter Oak. Survivors include one brother, Jack Staley of Sergeant Bluff; 1 sister Judy Groth and husband Don of Denison. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Denison. The Huebner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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