Obituaries are updated periodically Monday through Friday. *Note: This information belongs to the families of the deceased.
Funeral Services are pending for 75 year old John Yokimishyn ***YOKE-ih-mission*** of Atlantic. John passed away Friday, November 15th, at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs. Survivors include his wife Sharon. The Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic is in charge of the arrangements.
Celebration of Life Services for 94 year old Arlene R. Raub ***ROB*** of Audubon will be held at a later date. Arlene passed away Monday, November 11th, at the Friendship Home in Audubon. Survivors include her son Paul Raub and his wife Andrea of Walnut Creek, CA; 2 grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Dora and husband Dale of Sun City West, AZ and Mary Alice McCleary of Nashville, TN. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon is in charge of the arrangements.
Mass of Christian Burial for 80 year old Cletus Herbert Schmitz of Harlan will be held 10 am, Saturday, November 16th, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery. Cletus passed away Monday, November 11th, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Survivors include his wife Janice; children: David Schmitz of Nevada, IA, Shari Proehl and husband Chad of Urbandale, Danny Schmitz of Parker, CO, Shelli Hansen and husband Todd of Omaha; siblings: Larry Schmitz and wife Vicki of Westphalia, Norman Schmitz and wife Gloria of Westphalia, Roger Schmitz and wife Judy of Westphalia, Marvin Schmitz and wife Joan of Harlan, Linda Bender and husband Jim of Lambertville, MI, Velma Arkfeld and husband Bruce of Defiance, Jim Schmitz and wife Vicki of Omaha, Doris Schmitz and husband Lenny of Harlan and Nancy DeRuby and husband Tom of Bellevue, NE; and 10 grandchildren. The family will greet friends 4 to 7 pm, Friday, November 15th, with a wake service at 7 pm, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan. The Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan is in charge of the arrangements.
Mass of Christian Burial for 64 year old Paula Randeris of Audubon will be held 10:30 am, Saturday, November 16th, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Audubon with burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. Paula passed away Monday, November 11th at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Survivors include her husband Gary, 1 son, Jason Randeris and wife Minden of Denison; 2 grandchildren; sisters, Theota Nelsen and husband Lonn of Avoca, Carolyn Piittmann and husband Dennis of Avoca, Margie Szadis of Walnut; her sisters-in-law, Charolotte Wise and Connie Wise, both of Avoca. Family visitation will be held 5 to 7 pm, with a rosary at 7 pm, Friday, November 15th, at the Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon where they are in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial Services for 48 year old Karry Schurke of Denison will be held 10:30 am, Monday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Denison with inurnment in the Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Karry passed away Thursday, November 7th, in a motor vehicle accident near Schleswig. Survivors include his wife Jennifer of Denison; 2 daughters, Emma and Grace Schurke of Denison; his mother, Karen Schurke of Denison and her significant other, Bill Renz of Deloit; mother-in-law, Debbie Campbell of Denison; sister-in-law, Jessica Johnston and her husband Jacob of Ames; 2 brothers-in-law, John Campbell of Vail and David Campbell and his wife, Sarah of Arizona. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of the arrangements were friends may call Sunday from 4 to 7 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial for 89 year old Dorothy A. Lefeber of Harlan will be held 11 am, Monday, November 18th, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Harlan with burial in St. Boniface Cemetery in Westphalia. Dorothy passed away Thursday, November 14th, at Elm Crest Retirement Community. Survivors include her children: Lory Thomsen of Denison, Linda Williams and husband Craig of Woodbine, Lyle Lefeber and wife Jane of Omaha, Larry Lefeber and wife Sharon of Omaha, Lon Lefeber and wife Gayle of Clarinda; siblings: Marietta Jacobs of Chisago City, MN, Cecil Branstetter of Logan, and Rick Branstetter and wife Laura of Avoca; 22 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great-grandchildren with 1 on the way. Public visitation will be held from 2 to 7 pm, with the family greeting friends from 4 to 7 pm and a wake service at 7 pm, all on Sunday, November 17th, at the Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan where they are in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial Services for 90 year old Eugene Wiese of Manning will be held 1:30 pm, Monday, November 18th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Manning. Eugene passed away Thursday, November 14th, at the Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning. Survivors include 3 children: Helen Wiese of Manning, David Wiese and wife Diana of Manning and Kathryn Wiese of Hawaii and 4 grandchildren. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 pm, Sunday, November 17th, at the Ohde Funeral Home in Manning where they are in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral Services for 94 year old Donna Weiss ***WICE*** of Dow City will be held on 10:30am on Tuesday, November 19th, at Community of Christ Church in Dow City with burial at the Dow City Cemetery. Donna passed away on Thursday at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison. Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (Donald) Godwin of Independence, MO, Cathy (Gene) Garrett of Arion, IA, and Marilyn (Ace) Ettleman of Dow City, IA; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison is in charge of arrangements where friends may call from 4pm to 7pm on Monday, November 18th,.
Memorial graveside services for 90 year old Ila Mae Ruppert ***ROO-purt***of Griswold will be held 1 pm, Tuesday, November 19th at St. John's Cemetery, south of Lyman. Ila Mae passed away Thursday, November 14th, at the Griswold Care Center. Survivors include her son Jim Ruppert and wife Carol of Corning; son-in-law, Larry Creveling of Griswold; 2 granddaughters; 2 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Susan Ruppert of Carson City, NV. Friends may meet at the Rieken Duhn Funeral Home in Griswold at noon on Tuesday, November 19th, for a procession to the cemetery at 12:45. The Rieken Duhn Funeral Home in Griswold is in charge of the arrangements.
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