Obituaries are updated periodically Monday through Friday. *Note: This information belongs to the families of the deceased.
No services are scheduled at this time for 97 year old Mary Louise Muller of Atlantic, formerly of Lyman. A private inurnment will be held at a later date at St. John’s Cemetery south of Lyman. Mary passed away Wednesday, December 4th, at Atlantic Specialty Care. Survivors include her son Ron Muller of Omaha. The Hockenberry Funeral Home in Atlantic is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral Services for 75 year old Annabelle Ladwig of Phoenix, AZ will be held 1 pm, Saturday, December 7th, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison with burial in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Denison. Annabelle passed away November 29th, at the Hospice of the Valley-Ryan’s House in Phoenix, AZ. Survivors include her husband Larry; 1 daughter, Laurie Hrovat ***ROW-vat*** and her husband Larry of Goodyear, AZ; 2 sons, Larry Ladwig, Jr and his wife Patsy of Muldrow, OK and Lonnie Ladwig and his wife Sue of Brandon, SC; 5 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Robert Penniman and his wife Brigitta of Delavan, WI, Mike Penniman and his wife Susie of Sac City and Fred Penniman and his wife Merlene of Pulaski, TN. Friends may call 11 am to 1 pm, Saturday, December 7th, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison where they are in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for 52 year old Kelly Dean Paulsen of Exira, will be held Tuesday, December 10 at 10:30 AM at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira. Kelly passed away December 5 at the Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon. He is survived by his children and grandchildren, Brittany Paulsen and her son Xander, both of Atlantic; Devin Paulsen and his fiance Alyson Kanne and their son Wyatt, all of Ankeny, IA; and Leslie Paulsen and her children Cambri and Charles, all of Brayton, IA; his father, Larry and wife Marilyn Paulsen of Exira; his sisters, Christy and husband Tom Vogelzang of Hamlin, IA; and Lori and husband Anthony DeFruscio of Adait, IA and their children, Meghan and husband Shiloh Ingram of Colorado Springs, CO; Matthew Paulsen of Adair; and Myha DeFruscio of Adair; his step-children. LuAnn Kasperbauer of Carroll, IA and Tracy Paulsen of Exira; and his special friends, Brock and Chantel and their daughter Taya of Exira; as well as many relatives and friends. Family visitation will be Monday, December 9 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in Exira. The Kessler Funeral Home in Exira is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial services for 92 year old Janet Estelle Early of Harlan will be held 3 pm, Friday, December 13th, at the First Baptist Church in Harlan. Janet passed away Wednesday, November 13th, in Harlan. Survivors include 3 sons, Richard Early and wife Jennifer of Des Moines, William Early and wife Sara of Harlan and Steven Early of Harlan; 2 daughters, Patricia Larsen and husband Dave of Fairfax Station, VA and Katherine Baxter of Mukilteo, WA; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of the arrangments.
Funeral services for 80 year old Diane Andersen of Avoca, formerly of Harlan will be held Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. Diane Passed on December 5 at Avoca Specialty Care in Avoca. Diane is survived by her husband Emmert Andersen of Harlan; her son Kent Andersen and wife Chery of Kirkman; her son Mark Andersen and wife Michelle of Kirkman; and her brother Dean Rasmussen and wife Caren of Broad Brook, CT; and 6 grandchildren. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 14 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Harlan. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of the arrangements.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering for 59 year old Victor Doonan, Jr. of Brayton will be held 2 to 4 pm, Saturday, December 14th, at the Kessler Funeral Home in Exira. Victor passed away Saturday, November 29th, at his home in Brayton. Survivors include his wife Tammy; 2 daughters, Samantha Doonan of Irwin and Rachel Falk and husband Loren of South Dakota; 3 sons: Anthony Doonan; Anthony Rutherford and wife Angelita and Alexander Rutherford all of Cedar Rapids; 12 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Andrea Crane and husband Gene, Diane Munch and husband Mitch, Margaret Haley and husband Mike and Lori Doonan, all of Exira; aunt and uncle, Verle and Cookie Doonan of Elk Horn; mother-in-law, Roberta Daylen of Eldridge; father-in-law Gene Rutherford of Cedar Rapids; brothers and sister-in-law: Chris Rutherford of Woodhull, IL, Carrie Witt and husband Kevin of Davenport and Daniel Whited of Chicago; and special friend, Kelly Dost of Vinton. The Kessler Funeral Home in Exira is in charge of the arrangements.
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