OBITUARY: Penny Lee (Fritz) Trask

Penny Lee (Fritz) Trask, 68, of Grimes, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. There was a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Eagles Club, 1735 11th St. N.W., Cedar Rapids. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family.

OBITUARY: Robert “Bob” Denneson

Robert “Bob” Denneson, 61 of Waukee, passed away Oct. 6, 2020. Funeral Services will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at Caldwell Parrish McCalley Chapel in Adel. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:30-2 p.m. They recommend to wear masks and follow CDC or IDPH guidelines for COVID-19. Live streaming of the service will be available on caldwellparrish.com. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or to the family.
    Bob Denneson was born March 8, 1959, in Knoxville to Robert and Beulah Denneson. Bob was united in marriage to Stephanie Chapman on June 29, 1991, and at that time they brought their families together to raise them as one.
    His legacy will carry on in the hearts of his family; wife Stephanie Denneson; son Chris (April) Chapman; daughters Kerrie (Jake) Stober and Amber (Tony) Kilgore; grandchildren Christina, Jordan, Nevaeh, Grant, Gabby, Wesley, Elsie, Hattie; brother Carl (Karen) Denneson; mother-in-law Marlene Brown. Also survived is Stephanie’s brothers and sisters and their children.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Roberta and father-in-law Ralph Brown.

OBITUARY: Christopher O. Lane

    Christopher O. Lane, 49, of Adel, passed away at his home on Sept. 28, 2020.
    Christopher was born on Nov. 22, 1970, and was the oldest son of the late Ret. SGM Larry O. Lane. He was a pillar of the Lane Family after his father’s passing in 2014.
    He was proud to be a father to his son, Dylan. He loved spending time with family, loved his job, loved life, was a friend to many and loved by all.
    Chris was preceded in death by his father, Larry O. Lane; and his grandparents.
    He is survived by his mother, Goldie Lane; son, Dylan Lane; brothers, Patrick Lane, Matthew (Manda) Lane, and Andrew (Jessie) Lane; nephew, Lou Jurgensen; niece, Dani Mae Lane; and his previous wife, Traci Gordon.
    A celebration of life service will be held 2-4 p.m., Oct. 10 at 409 S. Ninth St, Adel.
    Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a later designation. A gofundme has been set up for the family at www.gofundme.com/f/christopher-o039dell-lane-funeral-expenses. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com

OBITUARY: Rose Scheckel

    Rose Scheckel, 61 of Adel, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.
    Rose was born on Nov. 16, 1958, to Charles and Carol Ann (Randolph) Spiegel. She was united in marriage to Joseph Scheckel on May 10, 1981.
    For most of her life, she worked as a resident treatment worker at the Woodward Resource Center. Most recently, she worked at the Brick Street Bakery before she got sick.
    Rose is survived by her husband, Joe Scheckel; her children, Tammie Spiegel, Justin (Shelby) Spiegel, Ahren (Crystal) Spiegel, Christopher Scheckel and Nathan Scheckel; grandchildren, Joseph, Contessa, Shyanne, Arya, Braylyn, Adylynn and London; sisters, Cindy (Reebert) Shoeman, Pam Maxsween, Virginia Smith and Mary Smith, Jeanine Spiegel, and Patty (Jason Nugent) Spiegel; brothers, Charles (Erica) Spiegel, and Greg (Lainey) Spiegel; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Spiegel and Carol Ann Henderson; and her grandparents, Mary Ida and Richard Dale Randolph.
    Visitation will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Adel. Celebration of life service will be 11 a.m., Oct. 5, 2020 at Faith Lutheran Church. Graveside and a celebration of life will also be held at a later date.
    Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a later designation.  Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com

Obituary: Norma Jean Slater

    Norma Jean Slater, 87 of Adel, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. A private family graveside service will be held on Saturday.
    Norma was born Nov. 29, 1932, to Marion and Nina (Griswold) McKinzie. She had two brothers, Raymond and Kenneth. She grew up in the Winterset area before moving to Earlham where she and her husband Darold raised five children.
    She worked for JCPenney for more than thirty years, a place where she met many people she called her second family. She cared for her co-workers deeply. When she retired, she volunteered at Adel Acres Care Center and the Stuart Care Center, reading to residents which she enjoyed. She also wrote a column for the Dallas County News called “Norma’s Nonsense.”.
    She enjoyed sewing memory bears and pillows for people made from their loved ones clothing. She loved to bake and watch the birds at her feeders every day. But most of all she loved her children and family.
    Norma is survived by her children, Alan Slater, Lisa (Ron) Caudle, and Brian Slater; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, and her brother, Kenneth (Karen) McKinzie.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Darold; her son, Gary Slater; daughter, Dawn Pieper; and her brother Raymond McKinzie.
    She was a wonderful mother and will be greatly missed.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her family for a future designation. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com.

Obituary: Patricia Louise Whisner (Merical)

    Patricia Louise Whisner (Merical), 82, died peacefully in her sleep in Winterset on Sept. 7, 2020. Private family services will be held on Saturday.
    Patricia was born May 19, 1938, in Royal Oak, Michigan, to the late Dale and Ann Merical (Boudewyns). The Merical family returned to Adel in 1939, where her father ran the local DX station on Greene Street. Patty graduated from Adel High School in 1956, where she was active in basketball and softball. She married Lyle Whisner on Aug. 4, 1957, at the Adel Methodist Church.
    Patty and her husband Lyle lived in the Adel area for more than 40 years where they owned and operated Whisner and Son Construction, along with an antique store at their residence in rural Adel.  In 1983 they moved to Dallas Center where they continued with their construction business and opened an antique store in downtown Dallas Center. They both enjoyed traveling and searching for antiques.
    Patricia enjoyed baking and preparing large meals and was known as a wonderful cook. She enjoyed sewing, playing cards, antiquing, and was a member of the Red Hat Club. Patty was passionate about spending time with her family and watching her children and grandchildren in their many activities.
    Patricia is survived by her 3 children: son,  Michael (Gloria) Whisner, Adel; daughters, Annie Cumpton (Albert) Rich Hill, Missouri; Linda Brannon (Daryl) Bollivar, Missouri;  sister, Marilyn Oberg (Larry) Perry;  10 grandchildren: Kyle Whisner, Lisbon; Alicia Fisher, Adel; Kolby Whisner, Adel; James and Samatha Hopes-Cumpton, Rich Hill, Missouri; Clayton Cumpton, Rich Hill, Missouri;  Jeffery Cumpton, Springfield, Missouri; Cody Brannon, Bolivar, Missouri; Katelyn Choate Morrisville, Missouri; William Brannon, Bolivar, Missouri, and 10 great grandchildren.
    Patricia was preceded in death by her husband Lyle, infant sons, Lyle Jr. and Jeffrey, twin brother Ron, sister Kathy Furr, and parents Dale and Ann Merical.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the ADM Alumni Association in Patricia’s name.  Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com

Obituary: Carolyn Mae Buttrey

    Carolyn Mae Buttrey, 86 of Waukee, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at Calvin Community in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in De Soto. Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 27 where family will greet friends from 4-6 p.m. at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel. Those in attendance are asked to please follow social distancing guidelines by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Masks are recommended for both the service and visitation. Live streaming of the funeral service will be available to watch on Carolyn’s tribute wall at www.caldwellparrish.com starting at 10:30 am.
    Carolyn was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in rural Shannon City, Iowa, to Myrel L. and Mildred M. Minnick, the second of three daughters. She was educated in rural one room school houses until the family moved to rural Cumming, Iowa. She attended elementary school in Cumming and high school in Norwalk, until the family moved to De Soto, where she attended her senior year and graduated. While attending high school in Norwalk, she worked part time with a family with three children and the local telephone service in the home. There she learned to operate the telephone switchboard. When the family left farming and moved to De Soto, they operated the local telephone company where Carolyn helped out.
    She attended DMACC in accounting, worked at Greyhound as an audit department leader and later in the insurance policy writing department of Principal.
    Carolyn married Lyle Buttrey and had three children, two daughters and one son. She enjoyed music and her children. She also enjoyed holding home demonstrations with Stanley Home Products and other home sales items.
    She is survived by her two daughters, Diana (Bob) Near and Debra Smith (Don Clark); three granddaughters, Alyssa Smith (Warren Holder), Chaundra (Austin) Sapienza, and Brenna (Brian) Delker; two great granddaughters, Taylyn Berry and Aracella Sapienza; two great grandsons, Gage and Kolbe Delker, and another Baby Girl Delker on the way; and her sister, Mary Lienemann and family of Bloomington, Minnesota.
    Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Bruce; and her sister, Betty Margaret.
    Memorial contributions may be directed to the De Soto Methodist Church or Calvin Community toward their Capital Building Campaign. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com

Obituary: Mary Evelyn Daugherty

    Mary Evelyn Daugherty, age 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Aug. 5 after a heroic battle with cancer.
    Mary was born April 1, 1941, in Evergreen, Alabama, to the late Horace and Leetta Higdon. Her father built houses, and they moved around south Alabama when she was a little girl. She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama, in 1959. Mary worked for Sears Credit for many years. In 1962, she met Jack Daugherty while he was in the Air Force and stationed near her home and they married on Sept. 28, 1963. Soon after, Jack was deployed and served in Vietnam. Mary worked at State Farm for several years after that.
    In 1972, Mary and Jack moved to Adel to be closer to Jack’s family. Mary was a dedicated member of New Hope Church in Adel where she enjoyed Bible studies, volunteering and meeting many friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her “Glory Girls” group. She so looked forward to fun lunches and special time with friends.
    Mary enjoyed traveling to see her family and finding new restaurants. She loved keeping in touch with family and friends and always remembered to send cards for birthdays and special days. Mary will be remembered by her family for being a dedicated homemaker, wife and mother. She will especially be remembered for loving her dog, Shelby, and enjoying mystery shows on television. She will be greatly missed.
    Mary is survived by her three children and eight grandchildren: son Tim (Christy) Daugherty of Pleasant Hill, IA and children Cassidy, Gavin & Casey Daugherty and Evan, Kyle & Kelsey Holleran; daughters Tania Daugherty of Mobile, AL; Teri (Matt) Farrand of Fort Collins, CO and children Tatum & Mac; brother Leon (Myrtle) Higdon; sister Kalita (Marshall) Dickens; and many relatives and friends.
    Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack; her father, mother and her brother, Edmond Higdon.
    Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 10 at New Hope Church, east of Adel. Burial followed at Oakdale Cemetery, in Adel. Memorials can be sent to New Hope Church, P.O. Box 21, Adel, IA 50003. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com

Obituary: Marilyn Lipnik

    Marilyn Lipnik, 84, passed away on July 30, 2020. Born in Des Moines, on Oct. 7, 1935, she was one of four beloved children raised by Russell Kenneth and Hazel Marie (Patterson) Craft.
    Marilyn grew up in Adel, where she attended high school, graduating as the class of 1953 valedictorian. Her modesty prevents us from sharing that she was also voted homecoming queen.
    Her early professional career led her to the East Coast, where she began working for the DuPont Company in Wilmington, Delaware as a chemist. Introduced by a mutual friend to Gerald “Jerry” Lipnik, they wed on Sept. 5, 1964, and remained married until his death in 2001. Her devoted care for him during a long illness was genuinely inspiring.
    Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Ann Craft Vance, and her husband, Jerry. She is survived by her sons Bob, Mike (Jill), Steve (Yael), and Andrew; grandchildren Ella, Ethan, Evan, Henry, and Elliott; brother Robert Craft (Heidi) and sister Louise Gossett (Joe). She will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her.
    A visitation was held at Muehlig Funeral Chapel on Aug. 2. Marilyn will be interred during a family ceremony in her hometown of Adel, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 8.
    Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in honor of Marilyn may do so to Ann Arbor Meals On Wheels, National Kidney Foundation, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com.

Obituary: Michael Dean Sobotka

    Michael Dean Sobotka, of Van Meter, passed away suddenly Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A visitation will be held Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 with family receiving friends from 1-4 p.m. at Zachary Williams Jensen Fieldhouse, 1010 Dickinson Ave., Ames. A funeral service will be held at the fieldhouse starting at 4 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at the fieldhouse following the funeral service.
    Mike was born Jan. 19, 1965 to Jerry Sobotka and Rebecca Graf in Mount Ayr. Mike graduated from Van Meter High School where he participated in football and basketball.
    He built his own company, Seamus Excavating, and was a hard worker, generous and full of life and energy. Mike had various groups of friends, whether it was golfing, hunting, fishing or playing cards, and he loved them like family. He was sometimes called “Happy Mike or Smiley Mike”, but his favorite nickname was Papa Mike given to him by his grandkids. One of Mike’s favorite passions was golfing. He also enjoyed bow hunting for deer, fishing with his sons, country music concerts with Summer, occasionally smoking a fine cigar and being a loving and protective father.
    Mike is survived by his wife, Robin; children, Jacob (Bridget), Summer, Robbie and Beau; grandchildren, Jade, Cohen and Rush; parents, Jerry (Deb) Sobotka and Rebecca Graf; siblings, Brad (Sherri) Graf, Jason Graf and Erin Graf; Robin’s parents, Diana Hoy and Terry Hoy; Robin’s siblings,, Toby (Nicole) Hoy, Angie (Steve) Mague, Ginger (Darren) Lindstrom, Leslie Young, Sarah (Brian) Sheehy, Amber (Andrew) Apple and Lacey (Devan) Standley; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his grandparents and cousin, Robbie.
    Memorial contributions may be directed to ChildServe. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com

Obituary: Travis Shane Evers

    Travis Shane Evers, of Adel, passed away unexpectedly on July 23, 2020, at the age of 45. A visitation was held Monday, July 27 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home – McCalley Chapel in Adel. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at New Hope Church, east of Adel. Burial will follow the funeral service at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel. Those in attendance are asked to please follow social distancing guidelines by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Masks are recommended for the services. Live streaming of the funeral service will be available to watch on Travis’s tribute wall at www.caldwellparrish.com starting at 10:30 a.m.
    Travis was born Aug. 30, 1974, to Stan and Connie Evers in Ottumwa. Travis was a long time resident of Adel and worked at Hy-Vee in Waukee. Travis previously worked as a manager at McDonald’s, and before that, as a journeyman in the sheet metal union. When not at work, Travis could be found playing pool, games on his phone, watching his favorite seasonal sports teams the Cowboys, Hawkeyes, and Cubs or spending time with family. As a child, he enjoyed playing all sports and loved vacations on the beach at Lake Michigan. When Travis was back at home, he was not a fan of the heat!  In fact, he loved winter and would listen to Christmas music all year long. Travis was known to make people laugh and was a loving friend to all creatures great and small. Everyone who met Travis was touched by his kind and generous heart, and he was referred to by many as the “gentle giant.”
    Travis is survived by his three children, whom he adored: Lizzy (Steven Steinick), Wesley, and Caitlyn Evers, and his beloved grandson, Jason. Travis will be dearly missed by his best friend and wife of 20 years, Pam, as well as his sister, Shannon, and loving parents, Stan Evers and Connie Smith, and stepfather, Gary. Travis will be missed by many other extended family members, colleagues, and the many friends and acquaintances who were touched by his kindness.
    He was preceded in death by his Nana and Grandpa Evers of Pella and Grandma and Grandpa Miller of Ottumwa.
Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.caldwellparrish.com

Funeral notices

    • John H. Gogerty, 80,  of Polk City, passed away Oct. 15, 2020. Coffee and cocoa will be served at a celebration of life reception at Walnut Woods Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 1-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please direct your memorial contributions to www.boystown.org.
    •  Robert “Bob” Brodie, 81, of Waukee, passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the family who wish to create a memorial scholarship fund in his name. Due to Covid-19, masks will be required and please honor the 6-foot distancing guideline.
    • Penny Lee (Fritz) Trask, 68, of Grimes, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. There was a Celebration of Life on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Eagles Club, 1735 11th St. N.W., Cedar Rapids. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family.
    • Jenny Johnson, 75, of Polk City, passed away on Oct. 14, 2020. Hamilton’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    •  Thomas Charles Bower, 73, of Waukee, passed away Oct. 6, 2020. A memorial service will be held Monday, Oct. 26 at 10:45 a.m. at Ernst Funeral Home. Inurnment to follow at Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Thomas’ service will be live streamed and can be viewed at www.facebook.com/ernstfuneralcremation.
    • John Wayne Mandernach, 74, of Waukee, passed away Oct. 12, 2020. In lieu of flowers, John requested memorials be given to Hope Ministries, P.O. Box 862, Des Moines, IA 50304.
  • Terry Ray Stubbs, 76, of Grimes passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Private family services will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter.
    • Oburn Earl Herrick “Obie,” 91, of Johnston, passed away on Oct. 5, 2020. The funeral was held Oct. 9 at Merle Hay Funeral Home. The family asks that any donations be made to the Johnston Fire Department.
    • Sr. Mary Karen Macksey, CHM, 94, of Johnston, passed away on Oct. 7, 2020. Iles Dunn’s Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
    • Myron “Mike” H. Perman, 80, of Johnston, passed away  on Oct. 8, 2020. The funeral was held on Oct. 12. Burial followed at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to Windsor Heights Lutheran Church.
    •  Francis “Frank” Arnold, 59, of Waukee, passed away Sept. 29, 2020. The Cremation Society of Iowa.
    • Karen Jean Stevens, 73, of Waukee, passed away on Oct. 4, 2020. Services were held on Oct. 8 with burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Waukee United Methodist Church in Karen’s memory.
    • Norman Guy Blair, 83, of Waukee, passed away Oct. 5, 2020. Memorial graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at Waukee Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family for a memorial to be directed later.
    • Susanne Elisabeth Christensen Rogers, 68, of Waukee passed away on April 15, 2020. A private family service will be held at a later date. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.
   •  Roger Louis Stephens, 66, of Waukee, passed away on Sept. 21, 2020. Funeral services were Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m., at Ernst Funeral Home, Waukee. Memorials may be directed in Roger’s memory to Mercy Hospice House in Johnston.
    • Alberta “Bert” Gianni Ferderber-Stiles, 93, of Johnston passed away on Sept. 18, 2020. A Celebration of Life was held Sept. 25 at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church, 4600 Meredith Drive, Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic School, 1265 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50316.
    • Nick Fraizer, 23, of Waukee, passed away on Sept. 20, 2020. The family will receive visitors from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi in West Des Moines at a later date. Social distancing guidelines will be observed, and facemasks will be required.
    • Mary Frances Tague, 77, of Johnston, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. The family greeted friends on Monday, Sept. 21 at Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines. Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3663 66th St., Urbandale, with burial at Resurrection Cemetery, Guthrie Center. Memorials in Mary’s honor may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church.
    • Jeffrey Matchell, 66, of Grimes, passed away on Sept. 12, 2020. Memorial services are 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday morning. Inurnment of the cremated remains will be at Resthaven Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Mission Cancer and Blood located at John Stoddard Cancer Center.
    • Mary Pauline (Polly) Munck, 92, of Johnston, passed away Sept. 1, 2020. A family memorial service will be held in the future. Memorial gifts in her name are requested to St. Paul Presbyterian Church or Johnston Community Library.
    • William C. Webb, 74, of Johnston, passed away Sept. 4, 2020. Westover Chapel is in charge of services.
    • Yvonne Claire Lessard Sullivan, 92, of Johnston, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Memorial contributions may be made to Taylor House. They will celebrate Dolly at a later date.
    • Herman “Lou” Schroedel, 89, of Johnston, passed away on Sept. 7, 2020. On Thursday, Sept. 17, there will be a family memorial service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church followed by a Committal at Iowa Veterans Cemetery. Donations may be directed to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church or Animal Rescue League of Des Moines.
    • Christy Hopkins, 67, of Grimes, passed away Sept. 10, 2020. A private Celebration of Chris’ Life will be held at Jester Park Lodge, Granger. Interment will follow later that afternoon at the Newell Cemetery.
    • Bernard Joseph Volz, 91, of Grimes, passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Assumption Catholic Church in Granger, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Memorials may be made to Assumption Catholic Church.
  • Betty Grace Sayre (McGlothlen) Roelofsen, 96, of Johnston, passed away on Aug. 29, 2020. Services were held Friday, Sept. 4. Memorial contributions may be directed to MercyOne Johnston Hospice Care, 5820 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA 50131.
    • Shirley Ann (nee Grimmius) Blenderman, 87, of Johnston, passed away Sept. 1, 2020. Services will be private due to COVID-19. Those sending cards, please include a favorite memory of Shirley to 6169 Brandywine Drive, Johnston, IA 50131.
    • Clayton Carter Lloyd, 2, of Johnston, passed away on Aug. 30, 2020. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020.
   • Charles E. Craigmile, 88, of Waukee, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020.
    • William “Bill” Kinnaird, 77, of Grimes, passed away Aug. 21, 2020. No services will be held at this time due to COVID-19. Memorial contributions may be designated to Iowa Heart Foundations or Animal Rescue League of Des Moines through Smith Funeral Home, P.O. Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50111 or through Bill’s Family.
    • Glenn L. Warden, 82, of Grimes, passed away on Aug., 19, 2020. A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. at New Hope Assembly of God, 4425 70th St., Urbandale. Due to the Coronavirus, social distancing and masks will be required for the safety of everyone.
   • Richard Bryant Corbett, 81, of Waukee, passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends from 9:30-11 a.m. The service will be live-streamed on the Iles website. Go to IleCares.com at 10:45 a.m. Saturday and scroll to the bottom of Dick’s obituary to join in the service. Inurnment will follow at Waukee Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Waukee Parks and Recreation Department.
    • Carolyn Mae Buttrey, 86 of Waukee, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home - McCalley Chapel in Adel. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in De Soto. Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 27. Those in attendance are asked to please follow social distancing guidelines by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Masks are recommended for both the service and visitation. Live streaming of the funeral service will be available to watch on Carolyn’s tribute wall at www.caldwellparrish.com starting at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to the De Soto Methodist Church or Calvin Community toward their Capital Building Campaign.
    • Susan Marie (Eslinger) Eckstaedt, 69, of Waukee, passed away on Aug. 8, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Des Moines Walk - ALS Association Iowa Chapter - Walk to Defeat ALS “Team Sue,” 3636 Westown Parkway, Suite 204, West Des Moines, IA 50266.
    • Ben Luther, 46, of Grimes, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020. Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
    • David “Dave” Lee McMurry, 73, of Grimes, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020. Celebration of Life Services will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Mary Lou McMurry, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.
    • Thelma Fisch, 101, of Grimes, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. A memorial service was held Monday, August 10 at Westover Chapel, 6337 Hickman Road, Des Moines. Interment of cremains followed in the Veterans Section of Glendale Cemetery next to her husband Florian.
   • Phyllis Maxine Cox, 89, of Johnston, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Private services were held on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Westover Funeral Home. Burial followed at Iowa Veterans Cemetery near Van Meter. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
   • Donna Dee Loney, age 80, of Waukee, formerly of Marshalltown, passed away July 31, 2020. A private family service was held Aug. 6 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Freedom of Youth Ministries or the Heinz 57 Pet Rescue in Donna’s memory.
    • Craig Stephen Rogers, 61, passed away July 30, 2020. Services will be held on Friday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines with visitation one hour prior. Memorials may be directed to the Izaak Walton League of Des Moines.
    • Cindy Nelson, 61, of Polk City, passed away July 25, 2020.
    • Ronald Toney, 71, of Polk City, passed away July 25, 2020. Ron’s full obituary and details about the livestream can be found at www.ernstfuneralhome.com.
    • Betty Ann Brown, 85, of Polk City, passed away July 24, 2020. A visitation will be held 1-2 p.m., Aug. 8 at Lakeside Fellowship Church (1121 W. Bridge Road, Polk City). A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. also at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lakeside Fellowship Church or MercyOne Hospice (5820 Winwood Drive, Johnston, IA 50131).
  • Craig Kruger, 63, of Grimes, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020. A private service was held Thursday, July 23. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for monetary donations to be made to AHeinz57, Furry Friends Refuge, and Animal Rescue League.
   • Andy Eugene Long, 55, of Johnston, passed away on  July 17, 2020.
    • Military internment will take place for Allen Meacham on July 31, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. in the Van Meter Veteran’s Cemetery, 34024 Veteran’s Memorial Drive, Adel, Iowa.
    • Gene Paul Jackson, 68, of Polk City, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 5 p.m. at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). Following the service, a visitation will continue until 7 p.m.
    • Penny Gordon, 60, of Polk City, passed away July 14, 2020.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to her family, to be divided among charities she supported.
    • Betty Mae Lopeman, 93, of Waukee, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Per Betty’s request, there will be no services. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
    • Elizabeth Ann Strong, 77, of Waukee, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020. The family received friends on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Iles-Brandt Chapel in Dallas Center. In honor of Ann’s love of animals the family has asked memorial contributions be made to AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport. Online condolences will be welcomed at llesCares.com.

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