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Lloyd Carl Borts

January 14, 1920 - January 8, 2013

Lloyd Carl Borts was born January 14, 1920 to Archie Lloyd and Myrtle (Pitts) Borts in Colfax, Iowa. Lloyd grew up in the Fernald area and graduated from Fernald High School in 1939. After school, he started farming until 1964 when he went to work for the Iowa DOT as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1982. Lloyd and Patricia Ann Johnson were married on March 10, 1951 in Indianola, Iowa....
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Pauline Book

January 25, 1919 - January 8, 2013

Rachel Pauline Book passed away January 8th, 2013. Pauline was born January 25th, 1919 to Flossie and Verne Kingsbury of rural Boone, Iowa. She married Donald Leander Book of Storm Lake, Iowa on February 14, 1940, taking up farming in Boone Co., then Story Co. Blessed with sons, Jerry (Doris), Chariton; Dennis- Avoca, Wisconsin; Loren (Ruth), Nevada IA; David (Beverly), Worthville, Kentucky...
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Ann M. Frey

March 9, 1922 - January 2, 2013

Ann M. Frey was born in Elyria, Ohio, Wilmer C. and Lillian (Wright) Dunlap on March 9, 1922. She grew up in Ohio and Michigan and graduated from high school in Pontiac, Michigan. Ann attended Eastern Michigan University and graduated with a BA degree from Michigan State University in 1944. She married her college sweetheart, Kenneth Frey, in 1945. In 1953, Ann and Ken moved to Ames, where...
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Michael B. Schuster

June 26, 1954 - January 1, 2013

Michael Schuster, 58, of Ames, passed away January 1, 2013 at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 8th at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. Michael B. Shuster was born June 26, 1954 to Don E. and Patricia (Speedling) Schuster in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He lived the last 20+ years in Ames. Michael liked to build computers design and manage...
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William C. Drinnin

November 17, 1926 - December 31, 2012

William Clyde Drinnin was born November 17, 1926 to Lawrence "Harry" and Mabel L. (Robinson) Drinnin in Stark County, Illinois. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea. William received a BA from Bradley University and taught middle school in Stark County. He then worked for 29 years as a postal carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1987. William loved working different...
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Dorothea H. Devrnja

August 24, 1919 - December 29, 2012

DOROTHEA WOHLGEMUTH DEVRNJA AUG. 24, 1919 - DEC. 29, 2012 Dorothea H. Wohlgemuth Devrnja, 93, of Ames and formerly Buffalo, New York, passed away peacefully at Israel Hospice House on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. Visitation will be held on January 2, 2013 at Adams & Soderstrum Funeral Home in Ames from 10:00 to noon. The funeral will be held on January 5, 2013 at St. Stephen's Serbian Orthodox...
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Norman Marti

December 21, 1912 - December 28, 2012

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Marcia Pierson

October 8, 1940 - December 28, 2012

Marcia Martens Pierson, 72, of Ames passed away peacefully on December 28, 2012 at Bethany Manor in Story City. A memorial service will be held on a future date at the Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames. Marcia was born October 8, 1940 to Alvin and Clara Martens in Manning, Iowa. She graduated from Manning High School in 1958 and then attended Iowa State University, where she received...
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Charles "Chuck" Benn

November 2, 1918 - December 23, 2012

With dignity and confidence Chuck went to a very justly-earned place with our Heavenly Father on December 23, 2012 at the age of 94. Charles "Chuck" Laverne Benn was born November 2, 1918 to Ruben and Addie Benn in Gilbert, Iowa, at the onset of the Great Depression. Hard work and equally hard times was the backdrop that would forge the work ethic, frugal lifestyle, and high moral values on...
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Evelyn A. Berges

October 22, 1914 - December 21, 2012

Evelyn was born October 22, 1914 in Venango, Nebraska, the third of ten children to Edwin and Martha Berges Evelyn graduated from high school in 1932. She moved from California to Ames in 2001. Evelyn enjoyed reading, crafting, gardening and volunteering at her church's annual rummage sale. Evelyn passed away December 21, 2012 at 98 years of age. Evelyn is survived by her brother,...
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Juanita Janice Palmerhall

October 9, 1930 - December 20, 2012

Juanita Janice Palmerhall died on December 20, 2012 after a courageous battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Visitation will be held on January 5, 2013 at St. John's by the Campus Episcopal Church in Ames, IA from 12:30-1:30 with informal sharing of memories 1:30-2:30 and funeral mass following at 3:00. The Camp Fire Law was Juanita's credo: Worship God, Seek Beauty, Give Service, Pursue Knowledge,...
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Gloria Jean Renz

June 26, 1947 - December 19, 2012

Gloria Jean Renz was born June 26, 1947, the daughter of Robert J. and Betty L. (Jacobson) Moritz in Storm Lake, Iowa. She was a homemaker and loved reading, singing, dancing and watching movies. She especially loved her grandchildren. Gloria passed away December 19, 2012 at her home at 65 years of age. Gloria is survived by her father, Robert Moritz of Boone; her children, Justin (Erin)...
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William Edward Reynolds

November 12, 1952 - December 18, 2012

William "Bill" Edward Reynolds was born November 12, 1952 to Charles Elliott and Agnes Theressa (Lovely) Reynolds in Ames, Iowa. He graduated Ames High School in 1971 and worked at General Financial Supply of Nevada for over 25 years. Bill was an ISU fan and a member of the National Cyclone Club. He was also a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Chicago Cubs and enjoyed riding motorcycles, golf...
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Mary Frances Brown

May 29, 1947 - December 15, 2012

Mary Frances Brown, 65, passed away peacefully December 15, 2012 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Mary was born May 29, 1947 to Eugene and Thelma (Warnsch) Wallace in Houston, Texas. She attended Texas Woman's University and graduated with a BA degree from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. Mary also did graduate work at St. Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona. Mary did...
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Gerladine Risdal Wessman

July 15, 1926 - December 12, 2012

Geraldine Risdal Hilker Wessman was born July 15, 1926 to Christ and Marie Risdal of Roland, Iowa. Geraldine married her first husband, Dale Hilker of Roland, in 1947, and had four children. She married her second husband, Garner Wessman of Ames, in 1969, and had five step-children. Geraldine worked as a lab tech in the Agronomy Department at Iowa State University. She was also a lab tech at...
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Marion E. Lambert

October 9, 1922 - December 12, 2012

Marion E. Lambert (Betty) was born near Waukee, IA, October 9, 1922, to Albert and Marion (Morris) Kochheiser. She moved to rural Ankeny, IA, in March, 1931. She graduated from Ankeny High School in 1939 then attended Drake University where she met and married Robert J. Lambert December 20, 1942. After World War II they lived in Des Moines, IA and Richmond, VA where her husband worked for NSA...
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James "Jim" Fritz

December 10, 2012

James "Jim" Fritz, 88, of Ames, passed away at his home under hospice care on Monday, December 10, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14th at Adams Funeral Home. The family will receive friends starting at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Iowa State University Cemetery. After having obtained his Ph.D. in 1948 by the University of...
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Virginia Elaine Canute

May 9, 1916 - December 9, 2012

Virginia Elaine Canute was born May 9, 1916 to Chester J. and Ethel (Haggard) Stewart in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated with a BS degree in Education from the University of Minnesota and did graduate work at the University of Wyoming and was a member of the Alumni Association. Virginia taught kindergarten for 17 years and worked for the ISU library for 14 years. She was an active member of...
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Darrell William Harmon

October 12, 1933 - December 7, 2012

Darrell William Harmon, 79 years old, passed away December 7, 2012 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. He was born October 12, 1933 at Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, to William and Irma Harmon, of Slater. He grew up in Slater and graduated from Slater High School in 1951. He married Myrna Gibson on January 19, 1958 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. To this union were born two children, Charles...
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Mary E. Brown

December 20, 1934 - December 7, 2012

Mary E. Brown, 77, of Ames passed away December 7, 2012. Mary was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Ames, IA., to Clark and Hazel (Stone) Catteell. She married Billy Brown March 22, 1970, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Mary was a graduate of Ames High School and a lifelong resident of Ames. She was a dedicated Iowa State Cyclone fan. She spent her working years as a housekeeper for two sororities...
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Althea Marie Palmer

November 30, 1925 - December 6, 2012

On Thursday, December 6th, 2012, Althea Palmer was called to heaven. She was born Nov. 30, 1925, and was raised on a dairy farm near Waverly, S.D. Althea graduated from high school in 1943, and graduated in 1948 as a Registered Nurse from the Bartron School of Nursing in Watertown, S.D. On Nov. 10, 1948, in Watertown, Althea married Paul Palmer of Knoxville, Ia. From this union three sons...
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Virginia Jehu

August 17, 1917 - December 6, 2012

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Steven D. Kyle

November 8, 1953 - December 5, 2012

Steven D. Kyle was born November 8, 1953 to Howard John and Delores Ann (West) Kyle in Orlando, Florida. He was a graduate of Ames High School and worked nights at Hy-Vee as a stocker. Steve was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church and the Loyal Order of Moose. He was an avid reader. He always had two or three books going at any given time. Steve loved Looney Tunes and enjoyed bowling,...
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Lawrence H. Skromme, P.E.

August 26, 1913 - December 3, 2012

Lawrence H. Skromme, P.E., 99, an internationally renowned agricultural engineer, farmland preservationist, and antiques collector, died peacefully on Monday at home surrounded by his loving family. Hired as Sperry New Holland's Chief Engineer in 1951, Skromme reorganized the engineering division, separating testing and design. He pioneered using teams of design, production and service...
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Alice B. Stephens

November 3, 1929 - November 18, 2012

Alice B. Stephens was born November 3, 1929 in Oakland, IA to William Grover and Minnie Vea (Hough) Hays. She graduated from Oakland High School in 1947. She worked for the Oakland telephone company until her marriage to William R. (Dick) Stephens on November 3, 1956. They lived there until 1959 and then moved to Farragut 1959-1965, Harlan 1965-1970, Slater 1970-1982, and Ames. She worked for...
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David Michael Williams

November 29, 1957 - November 17, 2012

David Michael Williams was born November 29, 1957 to Fred D. and Martha E. (Evans) Williams in New Brunswick, New Jersey. David graduated from Ballard High School in 1976 and married Beth Morrow on March 20, 1982. He worked as a pilot for Continental Airlines. David enjoyed biking, fishing, cooking and sailing and volunteered for "Meals on Wheels". He loved his family and lived a life that could...
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Ezekiel Musselman

November 16, 2012

Ezekiel (Zeke) Lennon Musselman of Ames died in a car accident on November 16th, 2012. Memorial services will be held at the Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames on Wednesday, November 21st at 11 am. The family will be present prior to the service at 10 am. Zeke will be inurned at the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Zeke was born in Ames on March 11th, 1990, and attended school in Ames...
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Donald Oxenreider

November 12, 2012

Donald Ray Oxenreider, 84, passed away November 12, 2012 at Riverside Manor in Ames. Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15th at New Life Church, 6036 NE 12th Ave, Pleasant Hill, Iowa. There will be a visitation one hour prior the service. Burial will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. Donald Oxenreider was born June 3, 1928 in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from...
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Richard B. Ostermann

August 25, 1969 - November 8, 2012

Richard B. Ostermann was born August 25, 1969 to Donald Bruce and Janice Marie (Johnson) Ostermann in Ames, Iowa. He graduated Ames High School in 1988 and then from DMACC with an Associate Degree. Richard worked as a restaurant manager at McDonalds for 17 years on Welch Avenue and in the Memorial Union. He was a member at Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames. Richard was a collector of Hot Wheels,...
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Dale Grosvenor

November 22, 1925 - November 7, 2012

Dale Grosvenor was born November 22, 1925 to Burt Vaness and Sarah Mabel (Armstrong) Grosvenor in Dixon, Nebraska. Dale was allowed to start school at the age of 4, even though there wasn't a kindergarten class. Teachers let him complete the 3rd and 4th grades in one year, the sum of all resulting with him graduating Newcastle High School in 194I, at the age of 15. That fall, Dale was a freshman...
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Tanoa Nels Dolph

October 19, 1969 - November 4, 2012

Tanoa "Tony" Nels Dolph was born October 19, 1969 to Tanoa Nels Hansen and Linda Lou Dolph in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated Maxwell High School and attended DMACC in Ankeny studying social work. Tony married Loretta Marcel Cunningham and was a member of Maxwell Christian Church. He worked as a driver for an auto glass repair business. He enjoyed riding and breaking horses, fishing, mudding,...
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Clifton G. Prange

November 15, 1921 - October 20, 2012

Clifton G. "Cliff" Prange was born on November 15, 1921, in Butler County, Iowa to Fred and Alma Prange. After completing the 8th grade, he worked on the farm for his father. He entered the United States Army on October 15, 1942 and served during World War II in the Pacific Theatre as a Technician 3rd Grade, Combat Engineer. He was Honorably Discharged in November of 1945. After returning from...
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William S. Weber

December 16, 1930 - October 12, 2012

William Seth Weber was born on December 16, 1930 to Rev. W.G. and Marie (Wettengal) Weber in Kellogg, Iowa. He attended schools in Lost Nation, Sheffield and Searsboro, graduating in 1949. William then enlisted in the U.S Navy serving 5 years active duty and 1 year in the reserves, the majority of his active duty was with the VP-21 Patrol Squadron. William received his bachelor's degree from the...
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Eva Mae Tett

November 26, 1929 - October 11, 2012

Eva Mae (Kaltenheuser) Tett passed away October 11, 2012. She is now reunited with her parents, George and Edith; three brothers, Fred, Ed and Frank; sister, Evelyn; nephew, Creighton; and half-sister, LaVone. She married Everett C. Tett September 3, 1949 at Nevada, Iowa. Eva Mae was born at Maxwell, the second daughter of George and Edith (Boitnott) Kaltenheuser. She was baptized at...
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Verna H. Munson

January 21, 1919 - October 10, 2012

Verna Harriet Munson, 95, of Ames, passed away October 10, 2012 at Riverside Manor. No services are planned at this time. Verna Munson was born January 1, 1917 to Gustave and Mary (Zimmer) Schafer in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. She married Gordon F. Munson and worked as a pharmacist. She was a member of the Laura Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star for 61 years. Verna is survived by her son,...
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Pat Gildersleeve Wilson

October 5, 2012

Patsie (Pat) Gildersleeve Wilson, 79 of The Colony Texas formally of Zearing, passed away October 5, at Plano Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, TX. There will be a Memorial service for Pat on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2:00, at First United Methodist Church, The Colony.
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Richard Bruce Olson

April 2, 1969 - October 4, 2012

Richard Olson was born April 2, 1969 to Bruce Elliott and Veronica Eleanor (Keigley) Olson in Ames, Iowa. He graduated high school in Mountain Home, Arkansas. After high school he joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. After the service, he lived in Mountain Home for several years before moving to Des Moines. Richard worked for Reames Foods in Clive. He enjoyed coin...
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Kerry Robert Ferguson

January 16, 1957 - October 2, 2012

Kerry Robert Ferguson was born January 16, 1957 to Robert D. and Phyllis E. (Wenell) Ferguson in Ames. He graduated Ames High School in 1975 and later from Coe College with a degree in business and worked as a financial advisor with AIG. Kerry and Jennifer Rae Reusch were married April 30, 1983 at St. James United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. Kerry was a member of Collegiate United...
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Dawn Heidel

April 25, 1952 - September 20, 2012

Dawn Sharon Heidel (Hargraves), 60, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from kidney cancer. Dawn was born on April 25, 1952 to and predeceased by David and Anna Hargraves and raised in Rockford, Illinois. She graduated from Rockford Guilford High School in 1970 and attended Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois. She was married to her high school sweetheart Jeff Heidel on September...
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Phyllis N. Williams

September 17, 2012

Phyllis Nina McDowell Williams, 92, of Oceanside, California, died September 17, 2012. She was born in Ames on April 14, 1920 to John and Lucille McDowell. After completing high school in Ames she attended Britt Junior College and taught in a rural school house in Kanawha, IA. She married Donald Williams of Britt shortly before the beginning of WWII. Her husband enlisted in the Army Air Corps...
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Gerald Willson

September 14, 2012

Jerald Willson 69, of Ames passed away September 14 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
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James Russell Prescott

February 9, 1935 - September 12, 2012

James Russell Prescott, 77, of Ames died Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at home of esophageal cancer. Jim was born in Lincoln, NE, the son of Russell True and Irene (Johnson) Prescott. The family moved to Berkeley, CA, during World War II. Jim was an Eagle Scout and studied piano. After Jim graduated from high school he spent a summer in Belgium through the American Field Service. This had a...
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Michael Lee Randolph

February 24, 1958 - September 11, 2012

Michael Lee Randolph was born February 24, 1958 to Marion and Leora (Bartels) Randolph in Maquoketa, Iowa. He was a handyman and woodworker and owned Mike's Custom Cabinets. Michael also worked in the meat department at Fareway and was a member of the Ames Woodworkers Club. He was on the advisory council for the Gilbert Community School District and was a supporter of the Gilbert Athletic...
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Barbara M. Daisy

January 19, 1936 - September 1, 2012

Barbara M. (MacLearn) Daisy of Huxley, Iowa went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 1, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday September 5 at the Hope Church of the Nazarene in Ankeny, Iowa with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at the cemetery in Lake City, Iowa. Barbara was born January 19, 1936 in California. Much of her young life was spent in...
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Alice Marie Swanson

April 3, 1926 - September 1, 2012

Alice Marie Swanson, 86, of Ames, went to meet her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her family, on September 1, 2012. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 5th at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 6th at the Napier United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Alice was born April 3, 1926 to John Oliver and Isophene...
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Oscar Thrasher

December 16, 1940 - August 30, 2012

Oscar Owens Thrasher, Jr., 71, of Nevada passed away August 30, 2012 at his home. Graveside services will be at a later date. Oscar Thrasher, Jr. was born December 16, 1940 to Oscar Sr. and Grace (Newman) Thrasher in Ames, Iowa. He worked for Coopers Mill and the Ames Tribune. He attended Ontario Baptist Church and was a lifetime resident of the Story and Boone Counties area. He loved dogs,...
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Velma Irene Kennedy

July 13, 1927 - August 28, 2012

Velma Irene Kennedy was born in Lock Springs, Missouri on July 13, 1927, the daughter of Luellen and Martha Carpenter. She attended school and graduated from Jameson High School. While in school, Velma played basketball and various sports. She also graduated from Superior Beauty Academy in Kansas City, MO. She married Howard Beck and they later divorced. On April 17, 1964, she was united in...
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Ernest Lyman Clouser

June 15, 1912 - August 26, 2012

Ernest Lyman Clouser was born on a farm near Gilbert, Iowa on June 15, 1912. He married Maxine Elizabeth Brown on February 6, 1938 in Centerville, Iowa. The youngest of nine children, he spent much of his life farming the family farm outside of Gilbert. In addition to farming, he worked at Iowa State University before moving on to the National Animal Disease Laboratories and Vet Biologics, from...
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Agatha Huepenbecker Burnet

November 23, 1930 - August 23, 2012

Agatha Louise Huepenbecker Burnet, 81, passed from this life on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames following a battle with colon cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 28th at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2228 Lincoln Way in Ames. Agatha was born on November 23, 1930 to Arthur Walter and Margaret (Soest) Huepenbecker in Fort Wayne,...
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Randall William Hobbs

June 13, 1962 - August 23, 2012

Randall Hobbs, 50, of Nevada, passed away August 23, 2012 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. No services are scheduled. Randall William Hobbs was born June, 13, 1962 to James and Darlene (Trompke) Hobbs in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Randall graduated from Ames High in 1980 and from DMACC in 1982 with an Associate's Degree. He worked as a map maker in Denver, Colorado before moving back to Nevada,...
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Kirby Jay Leland

December 1, 1952 - August 21, 2012

Kirby Leland was born December 1, 1952 to Arnold and Thelma (Wheeler) Leland in Nevada, Iowa. He was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Ballard High School. Kirby was a graduate from McPherson College. He and Carol White Leland were married on August 17, 1973. Kirby worked for the Iowa State Board of Special Education. He was dedicated to the Pine Lake Camp and was serving as Camp Board Chair...
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John Robert Fleig

January 22, 1947 - August 21, 2012

John Robert Fleig was born January 22, 1947 to Richard and Mary (Blount) Fleig in Ames, Iowa. He served in the United States Army during the Viet Nam War, was appointed a warrant officer in 1968, and piloted a Medevac helicopter. He worked in the office of systems planning for the Iowa DOT. John was a member of the American Legion Post 37, was an avid golfer, Iowa State Cyclone sports fan, and...
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Lorraine Dresser

May 27, 1920 - August 17, 2012

Lorraine Agnes Dresser was born on May 27, 1921 to Elmer and Goldie (Guertin) Foley in Osceola County, near Melvin, Iowa. At the age of 12, Lorraine's family moved to Sibley, Iowa where she graduated from Sibley High School. She married Lloyd Dresser on May 29th, 1939 in Sibley. Most of her life was that of a mother and homemaker. When the family moved to Ames in 1952, she spent several years...
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Karen Kay Eagan

June 8, 1940 - August 16, 2012

Karen Kay Eagan was born on June 8, 1940, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was the second of two daughters born to Henry and Helen (Traudt) Brungardt. Karen grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska where she attended Southeast High School. She was an outstanding student and participated in a variety of activities including cheerleading and Homecoming Court as Queen. She formed a very close relationship with her...
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Roger Ihle

March 15, 1944 - August 7, 2012

Roger Dean Ihle was born March 15, 1944 to Amos and Thelma (Larson) Ihle in Ames, Iowa. He graduated from Ballard High in 1962. He married his high school sweetheart, Sharon "Fitch" Ihle on June 14, 1964. Roger enjoyed camping, boating on Okoboji, snowmobiling, watching old western movies and vacationing on Anna Marie Island in Florida, but his lifelong passion was farming. He especially loved...
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Opal June Hocker

September 6, 1929 - August 6, 2012

Opal June Hocker was born on September 6, 1929 to Elwin Orion and O'Lillian Cathine Erickson on their farm near Radcliffe, in Hamilton County, Iowa. Opal attended country school and graduated from high school in Jewell, Iowa in 1947. Opal attended Waldorf College and graduated in 1949 with a teaching degree. Opal dearly loved teaching and her students. She taught 1st and 2nd grade in...
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Bernard Posegate

August 27, 1911 - August 6, 2012

Bernard Vincent Posegate was born August 27, 1911 to Pearl E. and Lulu B. (Sutherland) Posegate in Nevada, Iowa. He attended Shipley Schools. Bernard and Dorothy Vogt were married February 26, 1935 until her death in 1991. He worked for the City of Ames from 1951 until retirement in 1976. He and his wife enjoyed attending Ames High School and Iowa State University athletic events He is...
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Steven Montalbano

March 2, 1952 - August 3, 2012

Steven Montalbano was an unforgettable person who lived his life passionately. He lost his battle with Hepatitis and passed away gently at the Israel Hospice house. Steven was a loving and loyal father, grandfather, brother, son, uncle and friend. He was born in Rockford, IL becoming a teenager during the 60's, embracing Love, Peace and Rock n Roll to the fullest. He loved to travel as a...
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Marcus W. Minkler

October 6, 1923 - August 2, 2012

Marcus Whitman Minkler was born to Frederick Charles and Helen Andrews Minkler on October 6th, 1923, Marcus spent his life pursuing his dual passions of knowledge and exploration. A brilliant physics instructor at both University of Illinois at Navy Pier and Loyola University Chicago, he chose early retirement in order to travel the world; a fabulous two decade journey that took him all across...
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Thomas Ed Wood

February 11, 1920 - July 22, 2012

Ed Wood, 92, of Mt. Vernon, Iowa passed away July 22, 2012.Funeral services will be held at Adams Funeral Home, Ames, IA 11:00 a.m. Thursday July 26, 2012 with a visitation one hour prior. A second service will be held at First Assembly of God Church, Cedar Rapids, IA; 11:00 a.m. Friday July 27, 2012 with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will follow at the Cedar Memorial Cemetery. Ed was...
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George Ebert

July 14, 2012

George Meyer Ebert, 59, of Burlington, Vermont, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Ames, Iowa. A memorial service is planned for 1 PM Sunday July 29, at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, VT. A reception will follow in the church parlors. George Meyer Ebert was born March 15, 1953 to George Henry and Gladys Eileen (Meyer) Ebert in Albert Lea, Minnesota. George...
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Donna Monte

July 14, 2012

Donna Monte, 82, of Ames, passed away July 14, 2012 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Gilbert Lutheran Church in Gilbert. Donna JoAnne Monte was born March 21, 1930 to Donald and Josephine (Bowers) Hiteman in Forreston, Illinois. She graduated Forreston High School in 1948. Donna attended Carthage College in Carthage, Illinois...
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Julie Johnson

July 14, 2012

Julie Johnson, 60, of Ames, passed away July 14, 2012 at Israel Family Hospice House. Memorial services will be 3 pm Tuesday, July 17 at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent to: Benefit for Julie Johnson, South Story Bank and Trust, 626 US Hwy 69, Huxley, Iowa 50124 Julie Marlene Johnson was born December 12, 1951 to Lyle and Edith J. (Cummings) Jay in Des Moines,...
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John Jacob Breed

January 16, 1918 - July 10, 2012

John Jacob Breed was born January 16, 1918 to Peter and Nellie (Vriezelaar) Breed on a farm in Marion County, Iowa. John accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at age 12 and has been a member of First Baptist Church in Monroe since that time. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1935. John and Berdine Grace Jabaai were married on September 12, 1940. To this union three daughters were...
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Gladys Eileen Ebert

January 16, 1921 - July 9, 2012

Gladys Eileen Ebert was born January 16, 1921 to Eilert J. and Juliet Meyer in Wellsburg, Iowa. Gladys grew up as the oldest sibling; her younger siblings were Helen Louise, Thelma, and Barbara. After graduating from Wellsburg High School as the valedictorian of her high school class, she went on to the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with her B.A. Gladys obtained her M.S. at Iowa...
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James Edmund LeBrun

October 5, 1980 - July 8, 2012

James Edmund (Jim Ed) LeBrun was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend. He passed away at too young of an age in an automobile accident on July 8, 2012 in Colorado. He was born on October 5, 1980 to parents of Jim and Mary (Miles) LeBrun in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. Jim Ed grew up in South Dakota and Ames, Iowa. He graduated from Ames High School and Iowa State University with a degree in...
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Navella Ann Kenagy

February 19, 1947 - July 1, 2012

Navella Ann Kenagy was born February 19, 1947 to John Wesley and Lena Navella Kenagy in Clarinda, Iowa. Navella grew up on the family farm in Page County along with older siblings, Janet and John Jr., and a younger sister, Margaret. After graduation from South Page High School in 1965, Navella was employed as a secretary in Ruminant Nutrition in the Animal Science Department at Iowa State...
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Marian Heady

June 30, 2012

Marian Ruth Heady 93, passed away on June 30, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday July 5, at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday July 6, at the Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames with burial in the Iowa State Cemetery. Marian was born on August 23, 1918 in Lincoln, Nebraska to...
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Marcella Osborn

June 29, 2012

Gladys Marcella Osborn was born on October 24, 1924 to Halvor and Martha Louise Norem in rural Zearing, Iowa. She attended a country school nearby and graduated from McCallsburg High School, class of 1943. She married Archie Osborn on March 16, 1947 and raised their eight children on the family farm. She was a hard-working farm wife doing whatever necessary to help Archie. She managed a...
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Marjorie Wilma Johnson

March 31, 1916 - June 28, 2012

Marjorie W. Johnson was born on March 31, 1916 in Story City, the daughter of Weir and Maybelle Thorson. She married Lawrence Johnson on February 14, 1937. Marjorie helped with the farming for many years and also worked at the Animal Disease Lab. After her retirement in 1979, Marjorie and Lawrence enjoyed spending their winters in Texas. In 1990 they moved to the Northcrest Retirement...
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Ruby Ila Wildman

September 8, 1915 - June 21, 2012

The third of four children, Ruby Ila Wildman, was born September 8, 1915 to Rasmus and Ida Skartvedt on the family farm in Radcliffe, Iowa. In the same farmhouse, she married Robert O. Wildman on June 1, 1935. Ruby attended Ellsworth College in Iowa Falls and taught grade school near Garden City prior to her marriage. Bob and Ruby first lived in Eldora, Iowa where Ruby taught 6th grade at...
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Howard J. Snider

June 6, 1961 - June 17, 2012

Howard J. Snider was born June 6, 1961 to Merle and Elizabeth (Dean) Snider in Ft. Madison, Iowa. Howard married Robin Barnett on October 12, 1991. He was a sergeant in the Ames Police Department, serving 23 years. Howard was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. His interests included Leather for Lefties and he was an avid outdoorsman. Howard passed away June 17, 2012 at 51 years...
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Jayne L. Larson

June 17, 2012

Jayne Larson, 51, of Ames passed away June 17, 2012. A graveside service will be held Friday June 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Roland Cemetery. Jayne was born April 26, 1961 to Jordan and Colleen Larson in Hartford, CT. She graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Food Tech. and Business Management. Jayne enjoyed playing bridge in the American Contract Bridge League. Jayne is survived...
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Audrey Catherine Dankbar

November 25, 1923 - June 16, 2012

Audrey Welp Dankbar, 88, of Minnetonka, MN and formerly of Ames, IA died peacefully on Saturday June 16, 2012. Audrey was born in Haverhill, IA on November 25, 1923 to Edward and Teresa (Kopel) Welp and was the fourth of five children. She married Roman Dankbar, also of Haverhill, on June 23rd 1947 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Haverhill. Audrey attended Van Cleve High School and...
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Joshua Charles Nordin

June 26, 1981 - June 12, 2012

Joshua Charles Nordin was born June 26, 1981 to Jeffrey and Julie (Williams) Nordin in Ames, Iowa. He attended Ames and Roland Story High Schools and worked as a framer for C/K Construction and Williams Construction. Josh enjoyed fishing and woodworking. His greatest joy was playing video games with Dylan, coloring and painting with Emma, and taking his children for walks by the river. He so...
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Archie Leroy Wierson

November 27, 1919 - June 11, 2012

Archie Leroy Wierson, 92, of Ames, died peacefully June 11, 2012 at Bickford Cottage. Visitation is 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at Adams Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will take place 10:00 a.m. June 15 at Bethesda Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Ames Municipal Cemetery. Archie was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1919, during a blizzard, on the family farm in rural...
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William H. Thompson

October 13, 1909 - June 10, 2012

A native of Scranton, PA., William Hayton (Bill) Thompson earned a B.S. degree from Bloomsburg State College in Bloomsburg, PA., an M.S. from Syracuse University, and a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State where he was a member of the faculty for 35 years. Bill developed and taught courses on Transportation and Logistics in the Department of Industrial Administration, now the College of...
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Patricia Jean Hoff

November 6, 1932 - June 9, 2012

Patricia Jean Carver Hoff, age 79, passed away with her family by her side on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Palm Harbor, Florida. Pat was born in Boone, Iowa on November 6, 1932 to Walter and Hazel Carver. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ted H. Hoff. They were former longtime residents of Ames, Iowa. Pat worked at Mary Greeley Hospital as a nurses' helper and in the Central Supply...
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Dale C. Bauman

November 10, 1936 - June 9, 2012

Dale C. Bauman was born November 10, 1936 to Thomas and Laura (Wubbena) Bauman in Allison, Iowa. Dale grew up on the family farm near Allison where he and his brother farmed as teenagers. He married Rita (Hoodjer) Bauman on November 7, 1959. Following the wedding, the couple moved to Ames to attend Iowa State University and decided to make Ames their home. After graduating from Iowa State in 1964...
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Pauline W. Rod

January 3, 1918 - June 4, 2012

Pauline W. Rod, 94, formerly of Ames, died June 4, 2012 at Calvin Community in Des Moines. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday June 16th at Calvin Community, with private burial of her cremains at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Calvin Community, 4210 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310, or Bergen Lutheran Church, 101 West Maple St, Roland, IA 50236, where she was a long...
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Dean Thompson

March 10, 1943 - May 27, 2012

Dean Thompson, 69, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at his home in rural Ames. Dean was born on March 10, 1943 in Roland, IA to Sadie (Hall) and Sherman Thompson. He owned his own drywall business for several years then worked for the City of Ames in the street department for 21 years until his retirement. He lived on the family acreage north of Ames for his entire life. He owned Deano's...
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Terri G. Heinrich

October 22, 1958 - May 24, 2012

Terri G. Heinrich, 53, of Ames passed away May 24, 2012. A visitation will be held Friday, June 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. Terri was born October 22, 1958, Greenfield, Wisconsin, to Richard and Julie Heinrich. Terri was a 26-year employee of the Iowa State University Parks Library. She was on the Board-of-Directors of the Ames Izaak Walton League and a member of...
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Joan I. Burrell

December 10, 1939 - May 23, 2012

Joan I. Burrell, 72, of Ames, passed away May 23, 2012, at her home. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 1 at Adams Funeral Home, 502 Douglas Avenue in Ames. Joan was born December 10, 1939 in Osceola, Iowa to Leon and Edna Bachman, who preceded her in death. She had three devoted children with former husband Steve Burrell: Kelly Multach (Jeff) of San Antonio, TX; Amy...
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Nicholas Clabaugh

May 18, 2012

Nicholas Joseph Clabaugh, 46, of Stanhope/Jewell, died unexpectedly May 18, 2012. A visitation will be held Monday, May 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Ames. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 22, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Jewell. Nicholas Clabaugh was born November 10, 1965 in Webster City to...
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Darlene Engelhardt

July 29, 1929 - May 16, 2012

Darlene Dorothy Engelhardt, 82, of Story City, formerly of Ames died May 16, 2012 at Bethany Manor. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 at the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Darlene was born July 29, 1929 in Hastings, NE to John and Alma (Oaker) Rothfuss. She graduated from Hasting High School. In 1947 she married Lloyd Engelhardt in Hastings. They moved to Ames in 1958 from...
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Wanda Jackson

May 5, 2012

Wanda Mae Jackson 78, of Ames, passed away May 5, at the Story County Care Facility in Nevada. Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday May 9th, at the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday May 9th, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Ames. Wanda was born October 14, 1933 in Sidney, IA. She grew up in Story City; and was confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church where she...
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Betty Blagen

May 3, 2012

Betty Ruth Blagen, 92, of Ames, died after a brief illness on May 3, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. She was born Betty Ruth Theobald on November 25, 1919, in Chillicothe, Ohio, the daughter of Frank Edward and Tura Blanche Theobald. Betty was baptized and confirmed in the Church of Christ in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated in 1937 from Steele High School, where she played the violin in...
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George E. Montgomery

July 3, 1917 - April 15, 2012

The family of Dr. George E. Montgomery joins to inform you of his death on April 15, 2012, at Israel Family Hospice House after a brief illness. He died as he lived, quietly, and surrounded by family. He was 94 years old. George was born on July 3, 1917 in Boone Iowa to Ruth Crooks Montgomery and George E Montgomery. Throughout his early years he assisted his father in the hog and sheep trading...
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George Montgomery

July 3, 1917 - April 15, 2012

The family of Dr. George E. Montgomery joins to inform you of his death on April 15, 2012, at Israel Family Hospice House after a brief illness. He died as he lived, quietly, and surrounded by family. He was 94 years old. George was born on July 3, 1917 in Boone Iowa to Ruth Crooks Montgomery and George E Montgomery. Throughout his early years he assisted his father in the hog and sheep trading...
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Walter "Bob" Twetten

January 9, 1927 - April 15, 2012

Walter Robert "Bob" Twetten of Ames died April 15, 2012 at the Israel Family Hospice after a brief, brave, and feisty battle with leukemia. The self-proclaimed old curmudgeon has gone to dance with his bride. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday evening, April 18 at Adams Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19 also at Adams Funeral Home. Bob...
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Barbara Tiffany

September 10, 1928 - April 12, 2012

Barbara Jean "Barb" Tiffany was born Sept. 10, 1928 in Boone County to John and Irene (Cooper) Ferguson. She married Donald W. Smith November 27, 1946 in Ames. They were the parents of John, Steve, and Donna. Don passed away January 11, 1976. She later married John C. Tiffany of Collins where they lived for 22 years. John passed away July 5, 1998. She then resided in Ames. She was last...
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Donna Jackman

April 7, 2012

Donna Sue Jackman 55, of Panora formerly of Ames passed away April 7, at the Panora Nursing and Rehab Center. Donna was born October 12, 1956 in Ames to Donald and Helen (Riley) Jackman. Donna attended Ames schools, she enjoyed arts and crafts and collecting antiques. Donna never met a stranger and she had a contagious smile. She is survived by three sisters; Christy Jackman, Sandra (Fronzell)...
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Marcia Ballard

April 7, 2012

Marcia Ballard, 74, of Ames died at Abington on Grand, April 7, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Joy Michelle "Mitch" Ballard of San Marcos, Texas. No services are planned.
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Anthony York

April 7, 2012

Anthony York, 66, of Ames died April 7 at home. He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn King, of Ames. Burial will be in the Iowa Veteran's Cemetery.
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Sydney Grace Van

April 7, 2012 - April 7, 2012

Sydney Grace Van, infant daughter of Brittni Wessner-Blais and R. Kyle Van of Ames, Iowa passed away April 7 at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames Iowa. Graveside services were held at Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, Iowa. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandparents, Michael R. and Theresa L. Van of Mentor, OH and Pebbles J. and Gene D. Blais, Jr. of Rockford, ILL; many great-...
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Jerry Burgin

April 6, 2012

Jerry Burgin Jr. , 51, of Dumont passed away April 6 at the Dumont Wellness Center. No local services will be held.
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Clyde Melvin Richards

November 30, 1926 - April 5, 2012

Clyde Melvin Richards was born November 30, 1926 to George and Jesse (Peterson) Richards in Floyd County, Iowa. He graduated from West High School in Waterloo, Iowa and then served in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1946 during WWII. Clyde and Eleanor Reiff were married June 20, 1948 in Waterloo. He worked as a police officer in Waterloo for eleven years. Clyde was at ISU Credit Union for 25...
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Dorothea Katerine Lowman

July 30, 1916 - April 4, 2012

Dort was born in Fonda, Iowa to Thomas and Della (Gottfried) Hibbs. In 1927 the family moved to Ames so the children could all go to Iowa State College. The next year, the family moved to a farm near Kelley. Dort was a basketball star at Kelley High School. At sixteen, her mother passed away leaving the family in disarray. Dort got a job at Tilden's Department Store, shared a small apartment...
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Willis "Bill" Johnson

June 12, 1925 - April 3, 2012

WILLIS "BILL" JOHNSON Willis "Bill" Johnson was born in Humboldt, Iowa, on June 12, 1925. The son of William A. and Ollie (Hill) Johnson, Bill moved with his family to a farm near Callender in 1926 and graduated from Callender High School in 1943. He married Helen Heisman in Des Moines on July 18, 1948. Two children would later bless this family. Bill and his family lived southeast of...
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Casper "Cap" Torkelson

April 3, 1911 - March 20, 2012

Casper Orlin "Cap" Torkelson, 100, of Huxley, formerly of Ames, died March 20 at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Adams Funeral Home. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, March 26 at Bethesda Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Casper was born April 3, 1911 in Story County to Hans and Bertha (Lund) Torkelson. He graduated...
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