MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES
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May 16, 1991
The Des Moines Register
ELDORA, IA. -- Percival E. Stone, 83, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Tuesday at Eldora Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eldora, with burial in the West Bend cemetery.
Mr. Stone was the owner of Stone Electric Company until his retirement in 1972. He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Iowa Fireman's Association, St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Eldora Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his wife, Lucille; two sons, Richard of Eldora and William of Ankeny; a daughter, Donna Dunn of Des Moines; a sister, Violet Ferden of West Bend; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.
 
 
May 28, 1991
The Des Moines Register
ELDORA, IA. -- W. Clark, 88, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Sunday at Eldora Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church, with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Clark was born in Grundy Center and lived most of her life in the Eldora and Grundy Center area. She was a teacher and a member of the church and M.O.H.
She is survived by four daughters, Maxine Weil of Des Moines, Elva Weaver of Marshalltown, Ethel Smeaton of Arvada, Colo., and Arvonne Binkerd of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home, where family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

April 30, 1993
The Des Moines Register
Elizabeth Tietz, 71, of Eldora died of cancer Wednesday at home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Eldora City Cemetery.
Mrs. Tietz was a lifelong Eldora resident, a teacher at the former Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and a member of Iowa Water Color Society, American Red Cross, Eldora Planning and Zoning Commission, Girl and Boy Scouts and Eldora Hospital and Iowa Veterinary auxiliaries.
Surviving are her husband, William; two daughters, Jan Price of Clear Lake and Trudy Martin of Urbandale; two sons, William of West Branch and Dan of Rochester; a sister, Ruth Leonard of Nevada; a brother, Lornie Oldenburg of Biloxi, Miss.; and nine grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Iowa, American Cancer Society or her church.

February 03, 1992
The Des Moines Register
Thelma "Sally" Paul, 87, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Sunday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Eldora United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Masonic Cemetery in Dallas Center.
Mrs. Paul was born near Dallas Center and lived in Eldora for more than 50 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Order of the Eastern Star and United Methodist Women. She was superintendent of Pioneer Hall at the Iowa State Fair for 15 years.
Survivors include her husband, Glenn; two sons, Jay of Dallas Center and Rolland of Willow Springs, Mo.; two brothers, Kenneth Burkett of Dallas Center and Churchill Williams of Oelwein; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Memorial contributions may be made to her church.

February 03, 1994
The Des Moines Register
Albert Kadolph, 96, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Monday at Eldora Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, of which he was a member.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kadolph was born in Chicago and lived in Eldora most of his life. He was a farmer, an Army veteran of World War I and a member of Holy Name Society and American Legion.
Surviving are four sons, Bernard of Iowa Falls, Ronald of Hubbard and Albert and Larry, both of Eldora; two daughters, Mary Lou Harman of Carroll and Rita Allen of Iowa Falls; 25 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

February 28, 1992
The Des Moines Register
Gretchen L. Bittner, 72, of Eldora died of cancer Wednesday at Eldora Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, and burial will be in Eastlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Bittner was born in Des Moines. She was a homemaker and member of the Lutheran Church, Lutheran Ladies Aid Society and American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Firemen's auxiliaries.
Among survivors are her husband, Dale; a son, Dale of McGregor; three daughters, Teresa Huston of Marshalltown and Mary Ferrell and Sharon Dempsey, both of Eldora; and her mother, Anna Marie Bolich, and a sister, Audrey Kropf, both of Des Moines.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home.

June 02, 1994
The Des Moines Register
Eleanor Kadolph, 83, of Eldora died of liver cancer Sunday at home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Congregational Church in Eldora, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Jackson Township Cemetery there.
Mrs. Kadolph was born in Hardin County and lived in Eldora most of her life. She had been the owner and operator of Kut'N'Kurl
Beauty Salon.
Survivors include two sons, Virgil of Des Moines and Dallas of Eldora; and a daughter, Donna Harms of Delta.
Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.
June 10, 1992
The Des Moines Register
John C. "Jack" Jones, 45, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Monday at Eldora Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Eldora United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Eldora Cemetery.
Mr. Jones was born in Lake City and lived in Des Moines 21 years. He was an English and health instructor at the Iowa State Training School for boys and had been a member of the Methodist Church, Monthague Masonic Lodge, 32nd Degree Scottish Rites and the Correctional Education Association.
Survivors include a daughter, Angie Jones of Iowa Falls; his mother, Muriel of Lake City; a brother, Alan of Sycamore, Ill.; and a half sister, Susan Duffy of Littleton, Colo.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home.

March 09, 1993
The Des Moines Register
Joseph Hudson, 59, of Eldora died of cancer Saturday at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Eldora United Methodist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Cass Center Cemetery in Webster City.
Mr. Hudson was born in Webster City and moved to Eldora in
1961. He was a school psychologist for Area Education Agency 6, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion and Pine Lake Community Theater.
Surviving are his wife, Mary; two sons, Shawn of Vinton and David of Iowa City; his mother, Ethel Hudson, and a sister, Etheldia Willson, both of Webster City; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home.

May 13, 1997
The Des Moines Register
Georgia D. Rogers, 83, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Saturday at Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center there.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Congregational Church, with private burial later in the day.
Mrs. Rogers was born in Battle Creek, Mich., and lived in Eldora 50 years. She served as president of the State and National Osteopathic Auxiliary and taught home nursing for the Red Cross, of which she was a member. She was also a Girl Scouts leader.
She is survived by two daughters, Annette Saylor and Mary Stonebraker, both of Eldora; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora is in charge of arrangements.

May 16, 1991
The Des Moines Register
ELDORA, IA. -- Percival E. Stone, 83, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Tuesday at Eldora Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eldora, with burial in the West Bend cemetery.
Mr. Stone was the owner of Stone Electric Company until his retirement in 1972. He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club, and a member of the Iowa Fireman's Association, St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Eldora Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving are his wife, Lucille; two sons, Richard of Eldora and William of Ankeny; a daughter, Donna Dunn of Des Moines; a sister, Violet Ferden of West Bend; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.

May 28, 1991
The Des Moines Register
ELDORA, IA. -- W. Clark, 88, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Sunday at Eldora Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church, with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Clark was born in Grundy Center and lived most of her life in the Eldora and Grundy Center area. She was a teacher and a member of the church and M.O.H.
She is survived by four daughters, Maxine Weil of Des Moines, Elva Weaver of Marshalltown, Ethel Smeaton of Arvada, Colo., and Arvonne Binkerd of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; and
14 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home, where family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

September 12, 1995
The Des Moines Register
Gladys Mozelle Fifer, 85, of Newton died of cancer Sunday at Heritage Manor Care Center, where she was a resident four years. Services will be graveside at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Newton Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Fifer, a homemaker, was born near Killduff and lived in Newton most of her life. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Surviving are five sons, Kenneth of Branson, Mo., John of Saukville, Wis., Loren of Waukesha, Wis., and David and Dale, both of Newton; two daughters, Evelyn Creps of Grinnell and Linda Crall of Newton; a sister, Ruby Irene Miller of Newton; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after noon today at Wallace-Pence Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Jasper County.

September 26, 1997
The Des Moines Register
Kirk L. Cakerice, 42, of Rapid City, S.D., died of injuries he sustained in the crash of an Air Force B-1B bomber Sept. 19 north of Alzada, Mont. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Eldora-New Providence High School Gymnasium. Burial will be at a later date.
Maj. Cakerice was born in Eldora and was an assistant operations officer with the 37th Bomb Squadron of the Air Force.
He was a member of Canyon Lake United Methodist Church in Rapid City.
Survivors include his wife, Myra; a son, Brett, and a daughter, Kenri, both at home; his father, Irvin Cakerice of Arnolds Park; a brother, Lon of Eldora; and a sister, Myrna Schwarz of Lake Zurich, Ill.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.

October 30, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Ruth Larson, 91, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Tuesday at Cedar Falls Lutheran Home in Cedar Falls. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, with burial at Lindenwood Cemetery near Geneva.
Mrs. Larson was born in Howard County, Mo., and had lived in Eldora many years before moving to Cedar Falls in 1998. She was a member of United Methodist Church in Eldora.
Survivors include a son, Jim of San Bernardino, Calif., two daughters, Joyce Huisman of Ames and Jane Lauterbach of Dike; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church.

February 21, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Robert Balvanz, 79, of Wellsburg died of a heart ailment Thursday at home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora, of which he was a member. Burial will be at Eastlawn Cemetery.
Mr. Balvanz, a farmer, was born near Eldora and was a member of Farm Bureau. He was an elder at his church and served on its finance board.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth; three sons, Vernon of Decatur, Keith of Eldora and Christian of Wellsburg; four daughters, Elaine Grubbs of Davenport, Nancy Hofmeister of Ackley, Kathleen Avery of Mount Vernon, Wash., and Pamela Wenndt of Lancaster, Wis.; four brothers, Harold, Donald and Marvin, all of Eldora, and Kenneth of Alden; four sisters, Irene Ziesman of Eldora, Viola German of Visalia, Calif., Betty Roll of Iowa Falls and Janet Bradford of Bakersfield, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; 16 great- grandchildren; and a step-great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, where the family will be present from 5 to 8 p.m.

March 16, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Eleanor Ruby Richeson, 87, of Steamboat Rock died of a heart ailment Monday at Ackley Presbyterian Home in Ackley. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.
Burial will be at Eldora Cemetery.
Mrs. Richeson was born in Steamboat Rock and lived in Brooklyn from 1944 until 1994. There, she co-owned the International Harvester dealership and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are five brothers, Gene Ruby of Marshalltown, Dean Ruby of Santa Monica, Calif., Jim Ruby of Eldora and Linn Ruby Jr. and Charles Ruby, both of Steamboat Rock.

April 08, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Carl Granzow, 89, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Tuesday at home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora, of which he was a member. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery there.
Mr. Granzow had lived in Eldora all his life and was a retired farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; two daughters, Carla Nelson of York, Neb., and Barbara Short of Carlisle; two sons, David of Eldora and Dennis of Hubbard; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

April 10, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Harlan Bunger, 52, of Eldora died of cancer Wednesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eldora, of which he was a member. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens there.
Mr. Bunger had lived in Eldora all his life. He was a vocational instructor with Eldora State Training School and had served in the Army National Guard, He was a member of Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; a daughter, Rebecca Gall of Union; two sons, Jon Curtis of Ames and Dennis of Nederland, Texas; his mother, Esther Bunger Getting of Lake City, Minn.; a brother, Allan of Marshalltown; a sister, Karla Bunger of Newport Beach, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora is handling arrangements.

DuSHAWN KELLY
Des Moines
DuShawn Davis Kelly, 6-month-old son of Gala Gustafson and DeAntr Kelly of 906 S.E. 10th St., died of a heart ailment Wednesday at Mercy Hospital Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at McLaren's Funeral Chapel, with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. A list of survivors incorrectly identified his grandparents, Jeffrey and Bridget Landers of Des Moines.

April 16, 1999
The Des Moines Register
June Butler, 86, of Cedar Rapids died of a heart ailment Wednesday at Deer Ridge Retirement Community there. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Eldora, with burial at Eldora City Cemetery.
Mrs. Butler was born in Marshalltown and had lived in Eldora many years before moving to Cedar Rapids in 1996. She had owned and operated the Carousel, a children's clothing store, and was a member of PEO and served as council treasurer for Girl Scouts of America.
Survivors include her husband, John; a daughter, Mary Doak of Grundy Center; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren;
The family will greet friends from 4:30 to 8 p.m. today at Creps- Abels Funeral Home in Eldora and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

April 28, 1994
The Des Moines Register
Lois LaVahn "Bonnie" Hogan, 64, of Eldora died of a heart ailment there Tuesday. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Eldora, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery in Reinbeck.
Mrs. Hogan was born in Rockwell City and was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and Royal Neighbors of America.
Surviving are three sons, John of Des Moines, Robert of Omaha and Michael of Oklahoma City; and four daughters, Teresa Stalker of Des Moines, Toni Nederhoff of Steamboat Rock, Patricia Corp of Springdale, Ark., and Mary Jean Hogan of San Pedro, Calif.
Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, where a wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

August 03, 1994
The Des Moines Register
Herb Smiley, 68, and Mary O. Smiley, 69, of Eldora died Saturday at their home of apparent gunshot wounds. The deaths are under investigation as a murder and a suicide, respectively. Joint services have been planned for 2 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home. Visitation for Mrs. Smiley will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Both will be cremated.

August 25, 1994
The Des Moines Register
Herbert Smiley, 69, of Eldora died at home July 30 of gunshot wounds. The manner of death has not been determined. The body was cremated and graveside memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Smiley lived in Des Moines until moving to Eldora 16 years ago. He was a retired independent insurance agent and an Army veteran of World War II.
His survivors, all of Des Moines, include a son, Steve, a daughter, Sharon Bright, and three grandchildren.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

August 25, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Martha Lou Zielske, 77, of Steamboat Rock died of a heart ailment Monday at State Center Manor in State Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, with burial at Eldora Cemetery.
Mrs. Zielske was born in Milan, Mo., and had lived in Hardin County many years.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene of Eldora; four sons, Don Sears of Union, Sam Sears of Chino Hills, Calif., Claude Sears of Webster City and James Sears of Steamboat Rock; a daughter, Beverly Eggleston of Marshalltown, eight grandchildren; and 18 great- grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

December 14, 1994
The Des Moines Register
Melvin C. Roetman, 82, of Eldora died of Alzheimer's disease Sunday at Americana Health Care Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Congregational Church, with burial in Eldora City Cemetery.
Mr. Roetman was born in Lancaster County, Neb., and lived in Des Moines from 1950 until moving to Eldora in 1961. He retired as comptroller for Dodger Holding Co. and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Sarah; five daughters, Louise Esveld of Eldora, Celia Burger of Iowa City, Jean McKay of Knoxville, and Judith Jackson and Margaret Roetman, both of Ames; a son, Edward of Little Falls, N.Y.; three brothers, Alvin of Worthington, Minn., Austin of Sheldon and Edwin of Sioux Center; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation or Eldora-New Providence Foundation.

December 22, 1992
The Des Moines Register
Dolores C. "Dorie" Throssel, 63, of Eldora died of cancer Saturday at her winter home in Englewood, Fla. Services will be at
2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora, and burial will be in Eldora City Cemetery.
Mrs. Throssel was born in Elgin, Ill., and had lived in Eldora since 1951, coming from Clinton. She was a homemaker and member of St. Paul's Guild, hospital auxiliary, Girl Scouts, Eldora Zoning Board and Hardin County Board of Health. She was a past president of the Eldora-New Providence School Board.
Surviving are her husband, Lew; two daughters, Kathleen Clock of St. Paul, Minn., and Barbara Davis of Solon, Ohio; two sons, Stephen of Eldora and Joseph of Ackley; her mother, Catherine Markovich of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Virginia Randone and Mary Anne Hensel, both of Davenport; and a brother, Josh Markovich of Atlanta; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Memorial contributions may be made to ABC Auditorium fund or Hospice of Northern Iowa.

December 28, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Doris Ruppelt Luiken, 83, of Steamboat Rock died of Alzheimer's disease Saturday at Hubbard Care Center in Hubbard. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church in Steamboat Rock, with burial at Steamboat Rock Cemetery.
Mrs. Luiken was born in Hardin County and had lived in Iowa Falls as a youth. She had lived in Steamboat Rock many years. She worked for Farmers Savings Bank and had owned Ruppelt Insurance Agency. She also was secretary of the local school board for many years and a member of Steamboat Rock Presbyterian Church, where she had taught Sunday school.
Survivors include a stepson, Royce Luiken of Steamboat Rock. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Ruppelt and Harold Luiken.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora is handling arrangements.

December 29, 1998
The Des Moines Register
William Mairs, 46, of San Antonio, Texas, died of cancer there Friday. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church in Eldora, with burial at Eldora Cemetery.
Mr. Mairs was born in Eldora and lived there until moving to Texas in 1978. He was the owner and operator of Mission Mechanical Service in San Antonio.
He is survived by a son, Scott of Dallas; a daughter, Michelle Mairs of Oklahoma City, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Melissa White of San Antonio; his mother, Marie Ramsell, and his grandmother, Elsie Guiles, both of Eldora; a brother, David of Mason City; two sisters, Nancy Mairs and Pat Brekke, both of Eldora; two stepbrothers, Michael Ramsell and Larry Ramsell, both of Wisconsin; and a stepsister, Debbie Ramsell of Columbia, Wis.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Creps- Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

December 30, 1998
The Des Moines Register
Lester Anderson, 96, of Wellsburg died of a heart ailment Monday at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Services will be at
10:30 a.m. Thursday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, with burial at Eldora Cemetery.
Mr. Anderson was born in Beaman and lived in Wellsburg 24 years.
He was a retired machinist with Fisher Controls in Marshalltown and a member of Church of God in Gladbrook.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; two sons, Jerry of Chicago and David of Kearney, Neb.; a stepson, Wallace Albright of Minnesota; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

February 10, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Esther Daleske, 89, of Iowa Falls died of a heart ailment Friday at Scenic Care Center there. Services were held Monday at First Baptist Church in Steamboat Rock, of which she was a member. Burial was at Steamboat Rock Cemetery.
Mrs. Daleske had lived in Steamboat Rock all her life before moving to Iowa Falls. She was a member of Dorcas Society.
There are no immediate survivors.
Memorial contributions may be made to to her church. Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora is handling arrangements.

February 18, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Ives Roderick Allbee, 64, of Escondido, Calif., died of a heart ailment there Monday. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St.
Mary's Catholic Church in Eldora, Ia. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery there.
Mr. Allbee was born in Eldora and had lived in the area many years. He served in the Navy 20 years before retiring in 1972.
He is survived by his wife, Donna; three sons, Steve and Ralph, both of Eldora, and Mark of Murietta, Calif.; three daughters, Cathy Fife and Elizabeth Wolfe, both of San Diego, and Annette Potter of Sonora, Calif.; his parents, Ralph and Bernice Allbee of Eldora; 13 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and two step-great- grandchildren.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.

January 08, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Cecil A. Pickering, 96, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Sunday at Valley View Nursing Center there. Services were held Thursday at First Baptist Church in Eldora, with burial at Eldora Cemetery.
Mr. Pickering was born in New Providence and had lived in Eldora most of his life. He was a retired grocery store owner and operator.
His wife, Jessie, survives.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora handled arrangements.

January 13, 1994
The Des Moines Register
Arthur Wilhelm August Steinfeldt, 79, of Eldora died of complications of diabetes Tuesday at Eldora Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, with burial in Eldora City Cemetery.
Mr. Steinfeldt was born in Hardin County. He was a retired cattle and hog farmer, a member of the Lutheran Church and former school board president of the Jackson Township School at Hughes Crossing.
Surviving are his wife, Avis; two sons, William of Monticello and Gary of Eldora; two daughters, Shirley Halsey of Eldora and Susan Martin of Norwalk; a sister, Amanda Moats of Ackley; and six grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church.

January 13, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Raymond Ridpath, 85, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Sunday at Heritage Rehabilitation Center there. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, with burial at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery there.
Mr. Ridpath was born in Ridgeport and had lived in Eldora 55 years. He was a retired road maintenance worker for Hardin County, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; two daughters, Karla Schwarck of Clemons and Carol Whiteside of Upland, Calif.; and a son, Rick of Dubuque.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

January 26, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Anna B. Henning, 101, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Saturday at Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center there. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Eldora City Cemetery.
Mrs. Henning was born in Hardin County and lived in the area most of her life. She had been a farmer and homemaker.
Surviving are a daughter, Evelyn Wilson Reinert of Cherokee; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

January 26, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Meredith M. Farmer, 75, of Eldora died of a respiratory ailment Saturday at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Eastlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Farmer was born in Marshalltown and worked at Marshal Print there for many years before working for and retiring from Whink Product Co. in Eldora. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by three brothers, LeRoy Barker and Darrell Barker, both of Marshalltown, and Deloss Barker of Buena Park, Calif.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.

January 27, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Ray L. Allison, 78, of Eldora died of a cancer Monday at Valley View Nursing Center there. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Steamboat Rock, of which he was a member. Burial will be at Steamboat Rock Cemetery.
Mr. Allison was born in Hampton and had lived in Steamboat Rock from 1945 until moving to Eldora in 1997. He was a retired bricklayer with Gethman Construction Co., a World War II Army veteran and a member of American Legion.
He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Teske of Eldora and Bev Sommerlot of Marshalltown; three sisters, Violet Pickerell and Helen Blood, both of Osage, and Irene Buss of Minnesota; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

January 28, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Jerry Lee Hazelwood, 46, of Owasa died Monday at Ellsworth Hospital in Iowa Falls. The cause of death is unknown, pending the results of an autopsy. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Creps- Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, with burial at Jackson Township Cemetery near Owasa.
Mr. Hazelwood was born in Iowa Falls and worked for Prairie Land Co-op in Owasa.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two daughters, Wendy Hazelwood and Brenda Banks, and his mother, Emma Hoekstra, all of Owasa; two brothers, Tom of Fort Madison and Paul of Iowa Falls; a sister, DeaLinda Boren of South Carolina; and three grandchildren.
R. FRANCES MILLER
Des Moines

January 30, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Vera Reisinger, 90, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Thursday at Boone County Hospital in Boone. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
Monday at United Methodist Church in Eldora, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Reisinger was born in Parkersburg and had lived in Eldora many years. She was a former rural schoolteacher and a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Eldora Women's Club. In the 1950s and
1960s, she and her family hosted the National Pony Sales in Eldora.
She is survived by three sons, Gordon of Red Oak, Gregg of Eldora and Gary of Goldfield; two sisters, Pauline Bergstrom of Waterloo and Beverly Kennedy of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora, where the family will be present from 2 to 5 p.m.

July 24, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Arlene Allgood, 84, of Eldora died of a heart ailment Thursday at Eldora Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Services will be at 2 p.m.
today at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Gibson of Arlington, Texas; a son, James of Minneapolis; and a sister, Leone Hufford of Portland, Ore.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services today at the funeral home.

July 30, 1999
The Des Moines Register
James Westerhausen, 78, of Eldora died of cancer Tuesday at Valley View Nursing Center there. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Congregational Church in Eldora. Burial will be at Eldora Cemetery.
Mr. Westerhausen was born in Sutton, N.D., and had lived in Hampton before moving to Eldora. He was a retired lineman and inspector with Iowa Light and Power, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; a daughter, Sharon Balvanz of Eldora; a sister, June Beer of Dayton, Ohio; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora is handling arrangements.
(Copyright 1999)

June 01, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Polly Gareiss, 63, of Eldora died of cancer Sunday at North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, of which she was a member.
Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Mrs. Gareiss was born in Chicago and lived there before moving to Eldora, where she was a legal secretary with Sween Law Office for 23 years. She is survived by her husband, Alfred; a son, Drew of Chesapeake, Va.; two daughters, Amy Summers of Eldora and Helen Rich of Wichita, Kan.; a sister, Virginia Moore of Lansing, Mich., and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora is handling arrangements.

June 03, 1992
The Des Moines Register
Thomas J. Schall, 47, of Eldora died of cancer Monday at Eldora Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 10:30 a.m.
today at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Eldora Cemetery.
Mr. Schall was born in Pocahontas and moved to Eldora from Hampton in 1978. He was a Purina Co. salesman and operated the Trading Post of the Farmer the past five years. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the Lutheran Church and Hardin County Pork Producers.
Among survivors are his wife, Delores; a son, Michael, and a daughter, Jodi Schall, both of Eldora; and two brothers, Richard of Minot, N.D., and Robert of Spencer.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

June 08, 1999
The Des Moines Register
Kenneth A. "Butch" Crosser, 56, of Steamboat Rock died of leukemia Friday at Ellsworth Hospital in Iowa Falls. Services were held Monday in Steamboat Rock, with burial at Eldora Cemetery.
Mr. Crosser was born in Hardin County and lived near Ackley most of his life. He worked for Hardin County Secondary Road Maintenance and retired as road superintendent. He was a member of Rock Mountain Elk Foundation.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Angie Luiken of Steamboat Rock and Shelly Rellihan of Dubuque; a son, Shawn of Steamboat Rock; three brothers, Jack and Robert, both of Steamboat Rock, and Richard of Eldora; two sisters, Deloris Boger of Denver, Ia., and Karen Krull of Waverly; and seven grandchildren.
Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora handled arrangements.

June 11, 1993
The Des Moines Register
David Saunders, 64, of Eldora died of a heart ailment and stroke Wednesday at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Steamboat Rock Presbyterian Church, and burial will be in Steamboat Rock Cemetery.
The Rev. Mr. Saunders was born in Indianapolis. He was interim pastor at Dows Presbyterian Church and had been a Mason and a pastor-at-large for the Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Ramona; two daughters, Debra Truesdale of Steamboat Rock and Amy McGriff of New Sharon; three sons, Thomas of Denver, Colo., William of Kansas City, Mo., and John of Marshalltown; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m.
Saturday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora.


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