Our Obituaries

Candy Jean Banks

February 19, 1943 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.
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Sandra Lee Englehart

June 8, 1952 - November 29, 2017

Sandra Englehart, 65, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at Israel Family Hospice surrounded by her family.A celebration of Sandra's life will be at 10:30 a.m., December 2, 2017, at First Baptist Church in Ames. Sandra Lee Englehart was born June 8, 1952, in St. Joseph, MO. She grew up in Ames where she received her education from Ames High School, and Iowa State University studying...
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Eva Olene Dowell

April 9, 1921 - November 19, 2017

Eva Olene Cain was born April 9, 1921 in Jackson County near Graceville, Florida, on her grandparents' farm, to William Leonard Homer Cain and Lillie Mae Golden. The family moved often during the Depression and eventually settled in Chipley, Florida. Olene graduated from Jackson County High School in Chipley, Florida in 1938 as valedictorian. Following graduation she worked as an office clerk in...
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Nadine Marie Eide

December 2, 1942 - November 18, 2017

Nadine Marie Eide, age 74, of Story City, IA, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1414 Truman Place, Briardale Square, Ames IA 50010 at 2 pm on Saturday Nov 25, 2017.Nadine was born on December 2, 1942 in Jewell, Iowa to Ray and Myrtle (Buckles) Eide. Nadine remained in Jewell throughout her childhood. Following graduation her journey took her...
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David James Larson

November 11, 1942 - November 14, 2017

David James Larson, 75, of Ames, died at Mary Greeley Hospital on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. A celebration of his life and a burial of cremated remains will be held in the spring of 2018. David Larson was born on November 11, 1942 in Riverside, California to Merle and Marjorie (LaBounty) Larson. He graduated from Kanawha High School in Kanawha, IA in 1960. He continued with his education at...
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Ki Dong Cho

October 27, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.
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Betty Eileen Sime

July 16, 1936 - November 12, 2017

Betty (Ellingson) Sime, age 81, passed away peacefully at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa on Sunday, November 12th, 2017. Betty was retired from Wal-Mart where she was employed for over 20 years. She had a passion for collecting Angel Figurines, and enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and baking. She could often be found working on a puzzle, or playing a round of BINGO. Above all Betty...
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Mary Ann Ose

December 22, 1930 - November 9, 2017

Mary Ann Ose of Roland Iowa and Minnetonka Minnesota went to be with the Lord on November 9, 2017. She died at home surrounded by loving family in her final days.Mary Ann was born in Luverne, Minnesota on December 22, 1930; one of nine children of Rev. Martin and Emma Hauser. After graduating from the University of Minnesota she taught school in Duluth, Minnesota until she moved to Chicago,...
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Melvin Jesse Nutt

April 30, 1940 - October 28, 2017

Melvin Jesse Nutt, age 77, of Ames, Iowa peacefully passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Green Hills Health Care Center in Ames with family by his side. Melvin's wishes were granted as his body was donated to further the medical education and research mission at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. A private burial of the cremains will take place at a later date.A Visitation will be held from...
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Thomas Frances Lonsdale

September 13, 1948 - October 17, 2017

Thomas Frances Lonsdale was born September 13, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN. He was chosen and adopted on December 3, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN by Richard Edward Lonsdale and Marion Marcella Callahan Lonsdale. A very treasured day in all of their lives. He passed away on October 17, 2017 at home in Ames, Iowa.Tom grew up in Minneapolis and graduated from Benilde High School in St. Louis Park, MN. He...
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Elizabeth Stewart Mayfield

April 5, 1941 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.
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Earl Wataru Ogawa

September 21, 1934 - October 14, 2017

Earl Wataru Ogawa, 83, passed away at Greenhills Healthcare Center in Ames, Iowa on October 14, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, Iowa 50010). He was born on September 21, 1934 in Eleele, Hawaii to William and Florence (Yokoyama) Ogawa. He graduated from Waimea High School in 1952. Earl went on to...
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Betty Jane Brunkow

September 3, 1923 - September 24, 2017

Betty Jane Brunkow, age 94, of Ames, IA, passed away in the comfort of her home on Sunday, September 24, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday, September 29, 2017, at the Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th St, Ames, Iowa.Betty was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to James and Nelsina (Hanson) De Tarr on September 3, 1923. She grew up and graduated from Delano High...
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Suzanne Clark

March 23, 1936 - September 19, 2017

Suzanne Clark, 81 of 700 South Dakota Avenue, Ames, passed away Sept.19 at the Israel Family Hospice House. Burial was in the Ames Municipal Cemetery, near the graves of her parents, George and Ferne Clark, and those of other close relatives.Suzanne was born in Ida Grove, Iowa, on March 23, 1936. Her parents moved to Ames before Suzanne started school, at Roosevelt on 9th Street, which allowed...
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Dorothy Marie Swan

January 30, 1925 - September 18, 2017

Dorothy Marie Swan, age 92, of Waukee, IA, passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017. Dorothy was born on January 30, 1925 in Kossuth County, Iowa to Frank and Mary (Simitz) Haisman. She married Earl Swan on February 19, 1946. They were blessed with seven children. Dorothy graduated from Maple Hill High School in 1934. In her younger days, she ran a daycare out of her home, she worked as a...
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Peggy Lee Rogers

January 13, 1957 - September 16, 2017

Peggy Lee Rogers, age 60, of Story City, IA, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017. She was born on January 13, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to William and Mary (Hearns) Bennett. She was blessed with three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Peggy worked for several different manufacturing and production facilities early on in her career before returning to school to...
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Saundra Marie Grabau

September 4, 1966 - September 10, 2017

Saundra Marie Grabau, 51, of Gilbert, Iowa, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Israel Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. A celebration of life visitation will be held Friday, September 15, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th Street, Ames, Iowa 50010). Saundra was born September 4, 1966, in Morehead, Kentucky. She graduated from Rowan County Senior High School in...
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David Dean Dresser

July 11, 1948 - September 9, 2017

David Dresser, 69, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Israel Hospice House in Ames. A celebration of David's life will be held 12 p.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at Stevens Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday at Stevens Memorial Chapel. David Dean Dresser was born June 11, 1948, in Sibley, Iowa to Lloyd and Lorraine (Foley) Dresser....
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Richard Clayton Ullestad

June 29, 1930 - September 3, 2017

Ullestad, Richard Clayton, age 87, of Ames, joined his soul mate of 63 years, Mary Lou, in heaven September 3, 2017. A visitation will be held at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010) from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday September 9, 2017. The family will greet guests at Ascension Lutheran Church (2400 Bloomington Rd., Ames, IA 50010) on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm. with...
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Fay Eugene Leggett

December 1, 1947 - August 25, 2017

Fay Eugene Leggett, age 69, of Nevada, IA, passed away at the Mosaic Group Home, Friday, August 25, 2017. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church (610 15th St, Ames, IA 50010). A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. following visitation at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday...
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Norman Anders Storvick

August 23, 1926 - August 21, 2017

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Thomas Paul Taylor

April 30, 1951 - August 17, 2017

Thomas Paul Taylor, 66, passed away at Taylor House on August 17, 2017. Tom was born on April 30, 1951 in California to Robert and Jacoba (Oogjen) Taylor. He grew up in California, and attended Stanford University where he earned his degree. Tom had a passion for music and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for several famous bands, including the Grateful Dead, Madonna, Rolling Stones,...
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Glen Wendell Church

June 1, 1924 - August 7, 2017

Glen Wendell Church, 93, of Ames, died on August 7, 2017, with his loving family present at the Israel Hospice House in Ames. Glen was born on June 1, 1924 in Haydock, Iowa to Glen and Helen (Olson) Church. He graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1942. Following graduation, Glen joined the Army and served during WWII in North Africa, Southern France and Italy. Upon his return home, Glen...
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Ruth Marjaleen Provow

November 17, 1925 - July 27, 2017

Ruth Marjaleen Provow went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Ruth was born on 11/17/1925 near Gus, Iowa in Taylor County to Ronald and Myrtle (Walker) Gladson. She grew up on a farm east of Atlantic Iowa were she was active in 4H. She graduated from Atlantic High School, where Ruth excelled at school, placing in the top 10 for the State Exams. Following high...
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Paul Ross

January 10, 1950 - July 23, 2017

Paul Franklin "Frank" RossAmes, IowaPaul Franklin "Frank" Ross, 67, of Ames, IA, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, surrounded by his family.A Celebration of Life will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Gilbert Middle School (201 E Mathews Dr., Gilbert, IA 50105) with a time of fellowship to follow. Frank's ashes will be scattered later in a private family service. Frank was...
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Charlie A. Martinson

September 15, 1934 - July 13, 2017

Charlie A. Martinson, 82, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017, at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St. Ames, IA). A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Memorial Lutheran Church (2228 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA). Private family services will be at...
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Darlene Joy Heckenbach

March 1, 1930 - June 24, 2017

Darlene Heckenbach, age 87, of Ames, IA, passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2017. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 2:00pm at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Darlene was born on March 1, 1930 in Libertyville, Ill, the daughter of A.E. "Pop" and Esther (Marander) Johnson. She graduated from Libertyville High School, and continued her education...
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Anna Lee Sweeney

October 27, 1934 - June 7, 2017

Anna Lee Sweeney, age 82, of Ames, IA, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. She was born on October 27, 1934 in Crofton, Nebraska to Joseph and Frances (Eckholt) Perk. She married the love of her life Dennis E. Sweeney on January 18, 1958. They were blessed with 4 children. Anna was a familiar face at the Chef's Inn in Ames where she worked for many years, she retired from Iowa State...
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Bj Kearns

April 30, 1942 - May 25, 2017

BJ Kearns, age 75, of Kelly, IA, passed away peacefully at Green Hills Retirement Community Thursday, May 25, 2017. BJ was born April 30, 1942 in Anamosa, Iowa to James and Mary (McNabb) Kearns. She graduated from Collins High School in 1960, she was active in choir and band and she enjoyed playing the piano and accordion in her free time. In high school she also played on the 6 on 6 basketball...
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John Richard Mitzel

January 19, 1940 - May 22, 2017

John Mitzel, 77, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017, after a brief diagnosis of leukemia. A Celebration of John's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 26, 2017, at First Christian Church in Ames. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. John Richard Mitzel was born January 19, 1940, in Clatskanie, Oregon to Vernon and Helen Mitzel. He grew up in Oregon where he...
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Kenneth George Nelson

August 25, 1940 - May 20, 2017

Kenneth George Nelson, 76, passed away at home surrounded by his family on May 20, 2017. Kenny was born on August 25, 1940 in Slater, Iowa to Kermode and Helen (Davis) Nelson. He graduated from Slater High School in 1958. Shortly after graduation, Kenny was drafted and stationed in Korea, honorably serving in the US Army. Kenny married Pamela Greenfield of Webster City, on June 7, of 1963. ...
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Elaine Lucille Jondall

August 24, 1928 - May 19, 2017

Elaine Lucille Jondall, age 88, of Ames, IA, passed away at Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Friday, May 19, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, Iowa 50010). Elaine was born August 24, 1928 in Boone, Iowa to Leslie and Helen (Herrick) Davis. She grew up in Boone, and attended Boone High School. She...
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Eva Genevieve Sparks

July 7, 1922 - May 19, 2017

Eva Genevieve Sparks, 94, of Ames, and formerly of Chariton, IA, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Northridge Village in Ames. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, May 27, at First United Methodist Church, in Chariton. Burial will follow in Chariton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M. on Friday, May 26 at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton. Fielding Funeral...
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Lyle Lional Fitzgerald

December 5, 1926 - May 19, 2017

Lyle Fitzgerald, 90, passed away on May 19, 2017 at Bethany Life in Story City. Lyle was born on December 5, 1926 to Forest and Mary Fitzgerald in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Lyle graduated from High School in Bremerton, WA in 1944. Following graduation he joined the Army in 1945 and served his country in Korea during WWII, upon his return home Lyle married the love of his life Ardis Hall on 12...
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Mary Clarice Gerstein

January 2, 1932 - May 17, 2017

Clarice (Mary) Gerstein received her angel wings on May 17, 2017. She is survived by the love of her life, Dr. Bernard C. Gerstein, her youngest brother Robert Coffey, brother in law William Otis and those who love her dearly: Greg and Barbara Gerstein, Mark Gerstein, William Gerstein and Rhoda, Garth and his wife Angela Gerstein, daughter Beth Gerstein Timm and her husband Greg Timm. Her legacy...
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Charles Thoen

December 18, 1936 - May 8, 2017

Dr. Charles O. Thoen, 80, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St. Ames, IA 50010). Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Stevens Memorial Chapel. Burial will be Thursday at Henrytown Cemetery in Canton, Minnesota...
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Phyllis Angela Gerjets

November 19, 1931 - May 8, 2017

Phyllis Gerjets, 85, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa, due to complications from a fall at home. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 15, 2017, at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames, IA. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ames Municipal Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be donated...
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Clinton Frederick Hodges

April 20, 1939 - May 4, 2017

Clinton Frederick Hodges, 78, Ames, died at Bethany Manor in Story City on May 4, 2017. A Celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 10, 2017 in the Chapter House located at the Izaak Walton League (2066 Stagecoach Rd, Ames, IA 50010).Clinton Hodges was born on April 20, 1939 in Danville, Illinois to Paul and Vinita (Delamater) Hodges. He graduated from Parker High...
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Doris Emelene Guy

December 8, 1932 - May 2, 2017

Doris E. Guy, 84 of Ames, Iowa was surrounded by family when she died on May 2, 2017 from cardiac arrest. Daughter of Everett and Alma (Schultz) Steward, Doris was born on December 8, 1932 in Freeborn County, Minnesota. After graduating from St. Ansgar High School, Doris attended the Allan School of Nursing in Waterloo, Iowa. She received her nurse cap in 1953 and went to work in Austin,...
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Jeremiah Jesse Greene

September 4, 1979 - April 27, 2017

Jeremiah Jesse Greene, 37, of Alton, Illinois, died as a result of an accident on Thursday, April 27 in Alton, Illinois.Visitation will be at 5:00-8:00 PM on Monday, May 8 at Christ Community Church (5501 George Washington Carver Ave, Ames, IA 50010). Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 9 at Christ Community Church in with Pastor Tom Nesbitt, officiating. There will be a...
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Edward Neil Holthaus

December 10, 1931 - April 27, 2017

Edward N. Holthaus went home to be with his savior on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a three -week stay at Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 3rd at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ames, at 10:00 am. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran on Tuesday evening, May 2. Ed was born...
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John Frederick Love

December 13, 1929 - April 22, 2017

John Frederick Love went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 22, 2017. A visitation will be held from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 following the visitation. Born December 13, 1929 in Wilmar, California, John was the eldest of two...
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Eugene Weber

September 25, 1936 - April 20, 2017

Eugene "Gene" Weber, 80, passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Mary Greeley Medical Center.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 p.m., April 24, 2017, at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames with burial to follow at Ames Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames with a 6 p.m. vigil service.Eugene...
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Joanne Marie Driscoll

November 7, 1937 - April 18, 2017

Joanne Marie Driscoll, age 79, of Story City, IA, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday, April 18, 2017. A visitation will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). A memorial service will follow visitation on Saturday, at 12:00 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel.Joanne was born November 7, 1937 in Cedar Rapids,...
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Mildred Beatrice Nelson

January 4, 1919 - March 30, 2017

Mildred "Mili" Beatrice (Frandson) NelsonGilbert, IowaMildred "Mili" Nelson (98) passed away peacefully at home on March 30, 2017. A visitation will be held on Tuesday April 4th 2017 from 5-7pm at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010), a funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 5th 2017 at 11am at the Gilbert Lutheran Church (135 School St., Gilbert, IA 50105). Burial...
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Charles Fredrick Whitney

January 27, 1935 - March 24, 2017

Charles Fredrick Whitney was born January 27th, 1935 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Clarence G Whitney and Mary (Austin) Whitney. He moved to Marshalltown after his mother passed away to live with his Aunt and Uncle. There he met Marj Springer at a church function, and they began their lifelong love for each other. Chuck joined the Marines after graduation to travel and see the world. After...
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Raymond H. Petefish

December 10, 1926 - March 24, 2017

Raymond Hildreth Petefish, 90, formerly of Ames, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, in Sioux City. A celebration of his life will be held during a family gathering in May. A private family burial will take place in Story Memorial Gardens.Raymond was born December 10, 1926 at home in rural Slater, Iowa, to Rollo (RE) and Merle (Hildreth) Petefish. He attended Bondurant High School and played...
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Mary Lou Ullestad

March 22, 1934 - March 23, 2017

Ullestad, Mary Lou (Wilson) age 83, of Ames, joined the other angels in heaven March 23, 2017.Preceded in death by parents (Clarice) Darlene and Earl Wilson. She will be dearly missed by loving husband of 62 years Richard, sister Joyce Eacret (Marion), brother Robert Wilson (Scarlet), son David (Lynn), son Randy (Patricia), and daughter Deeann Forster, in addition to her many grandchildren and...
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Paul Anthony Moore

December 8, 1937 - March 7, 2017

Paul A. Moore Sr., 79, of Ames, IA passed away Tuesday, March 7th. A memorial will be held at a later date.Paul was born December 8th, 1937 in Omaha, Nebraska to Cyrus and Hulda (Butterfield) Moore. On October 20th, 1956 Paul was united in marriage to the love of his life, Claire Rohwer. Paul was a man of many talents. He was a skilled carpenter and all around Mr. Fix It. Together over the...
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Janet Lea Kleinwolterink

March 10, 1962 - February 25, 2017

Jan Kleinwolterink, age 54, of Ames, IA, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity Christian Reformed Church, and interment will follow services in the Gilbert...
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Roger Harry Homer

December 3, 1924 - February 24, 2017

Roger Harry Homer, 92, formerly of Ames, died at Legacy Pointe Assisted Living Facility in Iowa City on February 24, 2017. Roger Homer was born on December 3, 1924 in Long Beach, California to Harry and Ora Homer. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach in 1942. In April of 1945, he was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserves and was designated a Naval Aviator...
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Joseph Harrison Saddoris

May 29, 1932 - February 23, 2017

Joseph Harrison Saddoris Jr., 84, he left this world Thursday, February 23, 2017 to be with his soul mate Ruth who passed away in 2014.Joe was born On May, 29, 1932 in Osceola, Iowa, to Joseph and Evelyn (Moran) Saddoris. Joe grew up in Osceola, graduating from Osceola High School in 1950, he was drafted into the Army and served his country during the Korean War. Upon his return home he met and...
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Melvin Peterson

July 16, 1944 - February 20, 2017

Melvin Roger Peterson was born July 16, 1944 in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the fourth child of John Wesley Immanuel and Francis May Victoria (Bergman). His grandparents emigrated from Sweden and settled as farmers in the Midwest. Wesley and Francis farmed near Burnside, Iowa. This century farm is still in Peterson family.When Roger was 9 years old, he heard a Back to the Bible broadcast aired by...
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Joan Helen Walker

November 20, 1929 - February 11, 2017

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Beverly Jean Reinhart

May 30, 1929 - February 5, 2017

Beverly Reinhart, age 87, of Ames, IA, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010), the funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Stevens Memorial Chapel, and internment will follow services in the Ames...
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Robert Junior Johnson

September 11, 1932 - February 2, 2017

Robert Junior Johnson, 84, of Port Washington, WI, formerly of Ames, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017. A visitation will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 3-4:00 p.m., at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Stevens Memorial Chapel, burial will take place in the Ames Municipal...
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Doris M. Anderson

October 10, 1924 - January 26, 2017

Doris M. Anderson, age 92, of Ames, IA, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. A visitation will be held on Monday January 30, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010), the funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. on Monday January 30, 2017 at Stevens Memorial Chapel, internment will follow services in the Ames Municipal Cemetery. She was...
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Saralyn Jean Alderman

June 17, 1949 - January 14, 2017

Saralyn Jean Alderman, 67, of Ames passed away January 14, 2017 after a tough year-long battle with carcinoid heart disease. Saralyn was born June 17, 1949 to Clayton and Alice (Bergling) Fardal. She grew up on the family farm in Stanhope, Iowa and attended school at South Hamilton, graduating in 1967. She went on to college in Le Mars, Iowa at Westmar where she studied Mathematics. After...
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Robert Spencer Nowlin

March 17, 1928 - January 13, 2017

Robert Nowlin, 88, died on January 13, 2017 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.Robert Spencer Nowlin was born to Herold and Irene (Spencer) Nowlin in Ft. Madison, Iowa on March 17, 1928. The family of three moved to 6 cities in southeastern Iowa for Harold Nowlin's civil engineering position with the Iowa Highway Commission before Bob, as he preferred to be called, entered high...
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Tashara Brielle Burnside

October 1, 1991 - December 17, 2016

Tashara "T" Burnside, 25, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016. May the Angels lead you in T.A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, January 7, 2016 at the Moose Lodge in Ames, Iowa (644 W 190th St, Ames, IA 50010). She will be taken to her final place of rest at a Buddhist Temple in Boulder, Colorado at a later date.Tashara was born on October 1, 1991 in Ames, Iowa to...
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Marie Martha Swenson

December 2, 1925 - December 9, 2016

After a full life of 91 years, Marie passed away Dec. 9, 2016 at home with her family.Visitation will be Tue, Dec. 13 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010) from 5-7 pm. On Wed., Dec. 14 at 11 am a mass will be celebrated at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 2900 Hoover, Ames, Ia. The family will also be available an hour before mass. Interment will be at St. Peter & Paul"s...
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Alexander Boyd Watson

March 12, 1925 - December 8, 2016

Alexander Boyd Watson, 91, died Thursday in Madrid, IA. Predeceased by a loving wife of 49 yrs, Edie & a son, Peter, Alex is survived by his 2nd wife, Patricia, 2 children - Arthur & Ernest, 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren & an extended family. Alex was born in Portland, OR & served 27 years in the US Army. He relocated to St Pete, FL & was an avid train enthusiast who...
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Kathleen Ann Kriegler

July 16, 1955 - December 3, 2016

Kathleen Ann Kriegler of Ames, Iowa died on December 3, 2016 at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Oncology Unit after a nearly two year fight with ovarian cancer. Kathy was born July 16, 1955 in Omaha, Nebraska and was adopted on December 21, 1956 by Peter Paul and Bernice Matilda (Smidt) Kriegler. She grew up in South Omaha, Nebraska, moved with her parents to Willow Park, Illinois, and then moved to...
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Nancy Lou Ashburn

January 23, 1953 - December 2, 2016

Nancy Lou (Fuss) AshburnNevada, IANancy Lou (Fuss) Ashburn died on Friday, December 2, 2016 at Mary Greeley in Ames, IA. A visitation will be held from 1-2:00pm on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral Service will begin at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 8, 2016 following visitation. Burial will follow services in the Nevada Cemetery.Nancy...
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Dennis Myron West

August 1, 1943 - December 2, 2016

Dennis Myron West passed away at Northridge Village Care Center in Ames on Dec. 2, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ames with burial to follow at Ames Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Dennis was born on Aug...
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Helen Louise Haynes

January 29, 1925 - November 8, 2016

Helen Louise Haynes, 91, passed away on November 8, 2016, at the Ogden Manor, of failing health. She was a longtime resident and member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was well loved by family and friends.Born on January 29, 1925, the daughter of Earl Bruders and May Louise Parsons. She had one half-brother, two brothers and one sister. Through her marriage to Charles S Savage, she had...
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Steven Clarence Weigel

January 8, 1954 - October 22, 2016

Steven Clarence Weigel, 62, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2016.A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, Iowa 50010). Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel, burial will take place following services in the Gilbert cemetery.Steve was born January...
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William James Vary

June 29, 1967 - October 21, 2016

William "Will" Vary, Nevada, Iowa, passed away October 21, 2016 at Israel Hospice House in Ames, IA surrounded by his loving family. William was born June 29, 1967. He attended Ames High and Dowling High as well as Iowa State University. He is survived by his parents Audrey Zarba and James Vary, his brother Brian, his brother Michael (Kerstin), his sister Maria (Matt), his wife Penni and his...
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Donald J. Petersen

October 2, 1921 - October 21, 2016

Donald J Petersen10/2/1921 to 10/21/2016"Some glad morning when this life is o're, I'll fly away". That became Donald J Petersen's song for his home going, October 21, 2016. Don was born October 2, 1921 and was adopted as a baby by Fred and Florence (Grandy) Petersen from Waterloo, Iowa. After high school graduation, Don enlisted in the Navy and served as a radio technician on the ships, USS...
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Robert Emmett Sullivan

November 4, 1926 - October 14, 2016

Robert "Bob" Sullivan, 89, of Ames, Iowa passed away with his family by his side on Friday, October 14, 2016, at Bethany Manor in Story City, Iowa.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2016 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Ames. Father James Secora will officiate with burial to follow at Ames Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7...
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Harriett Shorten

September 27, 1927 - October 1, 2016

Harriett "Betty" ShortenAmes, Iowa Betty Shorten of Ames passed away (and reunited with her husband George "Ed" Shorten) on October 1, 2016. A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday October 4, 2016 in the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Betty was born September 27, 1927 to Harry and Aileen (Downs) Finch in Ames. She graduated from Ames High in 1946. Betty married George (Ed) Shorten on...
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Julia Ann Brock

September 27, 1958 - September 22, 2016

Julia Ann Brock of Ames, passed away September 22, 2016. A Memorial visitation will be from 6-8pm on Tuesday September 27th at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Julia was born September 27, 1958 in Minnesota to Lloyd and Nellie (Toms) Brock. She obtained her diploma and went on to take classes at an online school. She enjoyed spending time laughing and joking with her...
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Maxine Ann Long

September 28, 1928 - August 31, 2016

Maxine Ann Long of Ames died Wednesday August 31 at Green Hills Retirement Center in Ames. Maxine was born September 28, 1928 in Ames, Iowa to Dominic and Margaret (Jennett) Malliet. She grew up on the family farm near Kelley. Maxine graduated from Kelley High School in 1946. She worked and retired from the University Book Store as a buyer of ISU clothing and gifts. Mom will be remembered by...
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Dorothy Jean Morrison

March 17, 1947 - August 26, 2016

Dorothy Morrison, 69, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.A Celebration of Life Visitation for Dorothy will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames. Dorothy Jean Small was born March 17, 1947, in Marshalltown, Iowa to Lyle and Edna (Strange) Small. She grew up in Marshalltown where she received her...
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Linda Jean Sims

June 28, 1953 - August 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.
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Carole-Margot Margot Bleecher

May 22, 1932 - August 12, 2016

Born May 22nd, 1932, in Queens, NY, she was given the name Carole-Margot Baldwin. But, that's never the name that she went by; to all that knew her, she was called, "Baba". Born to Caroline Castagne and Paul Baldwin, she was the 6th generation artist in her family, along with her brother Kenny Baldwin. She went on to earn a full ride scholarship to The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York...
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Lorraine M. Martin

November 10, 1919 - July 29, 2016

Lorraine (Hendrickson) Martin passed away July 29 in Jefferson, IA. She was born November 10, 1919. She was the daughter of John and Teckla Hendrickson of Shickley. She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Charles Martin, brother Kenneth and infant brother, sister Dorothy and Delores Semke Young of Jefferson, IA. She is survived by niece Connie Semke, nephews Dennis, Terry and Mike...
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Evelyn Rosella Green

January 28, 1918 - July 23, 2016

Evelyn Rosella Green passed away in her home surrounded by her family early Saturday morning. A visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday July 27, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday July 28th, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel, burial will follow services in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.Evelyn Rosella Deal...
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Bernita Mae Arneson

September 25, 1930 - July 17, 2016

Bernita Arneson of Ames, passed away July 17, 2016 at Israel Hospice House in Ames. Bernita was born September 25, 1930 in Lincoln Township to George and Frances (Tagatoff) Meimann and grew up on a farm in rural Iowa. She graduated from McCallsburg High School. She married Lawrence Arneson on May 10, 1952. The couple was blessed with three children, and made a life for their family on the...
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Mildred Maxine Lewis

August 7, 1923 - July 9, 2016

Mildred "Tiny" LewisBelmond, Iowa Mildred "Tiny" Lewis of Ames, passed away July 9, 2016 at Belmond Rehabilitation Center in Belmond, IA surrounded by her loving family. A visitation will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesday July 12, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, Iowa 50010). Funeral Service will begin at 12:00pm Tuesday July 12, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel. ...
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Douglas Wayne Fuller

March 25, 1958 - June 24, 2016

Douglas Wayne Fuller Died June 24, 2016 at his home in Ames. The family will receive friends at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th St., Ames, Iowa from 1:30 to 4:30 Sunday July 3, 2016. Doug was born March 25, 1958 in Ames to Evelyn (Steinford) and Wayne Fuller. Doug attended Ames Public Schools and graduated from Ames High School in 1976. He worked for six years, then enrolled at Iowa State...
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June E. Newgaard

February 14, 1941 - June 7, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames, IA.
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Marjorie M. Grau

October 26, 1920 - June 6, 2016

Marjorie Grau, 95Marjorie Grau died at the age of 95 on Monday June 6th, 2016. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church (610 15th St., Ames, IA) on Thursday, June 9th, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran, burial will follow services in the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Marjorie grew up near Lytton, Iowa where her parents, Art and Etta Brobeil,...
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Keith Samson

October 8, 1970 - May 11, 2016

Keith Samson, 45, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, Iowa 50010). Burial will take place in Story Memorial Gardens at a later date.Keith was born October 8, 1970, in Fort Myers, FL to Gary and Linda (Harris) Samson. He grew up in Nevada, Iowa was a resident of Woodward...
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Mary Kearns

January 19, 1917 - May 8, 2016

Mary M. Kearns, 99, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. A visitation will be held Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6:00-7:00 p.m., at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010) with the Rosary said at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church (2900 Hoover Ave., Ames, IA 50010). ...
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Kimberly Lynn Michell

March 5, 1966 - May 5, 2016

Kimberly Lynn Michell of Ames, passed away Thursday May 5, 2016. A Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m. Monday May 9, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, Iowa 50010). A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbert Cemetery in Gilbert Iowa. Kim was born March 5, 1966 in Ames, Iowa to James and Beverly (Beckett) Turner. She grew up on the family farm near Ames....
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James Alvin Hoekstra

February 15, 1945 - May 2, 2016

James Alvin Hoekstra, 71, of Ames, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016. A visitation will be held Friday, May 6, 2016 from 4-6:00 p.m., at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Collegiate Presbyterian Church (159 Sheldon Ave, Ames, IA 50014), burial will take place in the Ames Municipal Cemetery following services...
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Nikki Jo Bado

October 14, 1954 - April 22, 2016

Passing of Nikki Bado Today, we grieve for the passing of a friend, teacher, and colleague, Nikki Bado, an Associate Professor at Iowa State University.She had been on medical leave for the last year, and suffered from a blood clot thrown to her lungs resulting in heart failure on Friday, shortly after her last surgery.A beloved member of multiple professional organizations, including the...
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Leland Harold Himan

April 3, 1935 - April 18, 2016

Leland Himan, a 56 year resident of Ames was born on April 3, 1935, to Harold and Elsie Schroeder-Himan on the family farm that bordered the town of Palmer, Iowa, was baptized and confirmed at Elfsborg Swedish Lutheran Church in rural Pocahontas County, and attended the Palmer Public Schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade, graduating in 1953.In December of 1954, I enrolled at Iowa State...
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Colin William Tesdall

June 24, 1958 - April 14, 2016

Colin William Tesdall passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. A memorial visitation will be held 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St. Ames, Iowa 50010). A memorial service at 7:00 p.m. will follow the visitation. Colin was born in Ames, Iowa on June 24, 1958 to DeWayne and Debra (Anderson) Tesdall. He grew up in Ames and, after attending Ames High School,...
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Robert Clarence Young

February 11, 1933 - April 8, 2016

Robert Young, 83, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny, Iowa.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames, Iowa with burial to follow at Fjeldberg Cemetery south of Huxley, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Stevens Memorial Chapel.Robert Clarence Young was born February 11,...
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Deborah Gay Clark

May 3, 1949 - March 23, 2016

Deborah Gay Clark of Ames, passed away March 23, 2016 at Bethany Manor in Story City, IA. from complications of multiple sclerosis. A Memorial Service will be at 10:00am Saturday April 9, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 9:00am. Deborah Gay Clark was born May 3, 1949 in Ames Ia. to Alice Gaynell (Gabielson) Clark and George...
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Keith Leon Kline

September 28, 1924 - January 29, 2016

Keith Leon Kline, 91, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016. A visitation will be held Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 9-10:00 a.m., at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Stevens Memorial Chapel; burial will take place in the Sheridan Cemetery in Malcom Iowa on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 2:00 p.m...
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Mittie Ann Love

May 7, 1933 - January 3, 2016

Mittie Ann Love went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Funeral services will be held at Stevens Memorial Chapel on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:00am (607 28th St., Ames, Iowa 50010), a Visitation will held Wednesday night at Stevens Memorial Chapel from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.Born in the coal mining town of Pageton, in McDowell County, West Virginia, on May 7, 1933...
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Harvey James Byriel

August 6, 1930 - January 2, 2016

Harvey Byriel, 85, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Israel Family Hospice House surrounded by his family.A celebration of Harvey's life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 8, 2016, at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday at Stevens Memorial Chapel.Harvey James Byriel was born August 6, 1930, in Ross, Iowa to Peter and Anna ...
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John David Wood

June 15, 1962 - December 29, 2015

John David Wood 53, of Ames, Iowa passed away December 29th, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. A visitation and memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas (2210 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014) on, January 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM, followed by burial service at Ames Municipal Cemetery.John was born June 15, 1962 in Marshalltown, Iowa to David and Charlotte (Nichols) Wood. John...
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James William Nilsson

June 8, 1924 - December 26, 2015

James W. Nilsson, 91, passed away December 26, 2015 at Green Hills Health Care Center. He was preceded in death by his parents (Axel Daniel Nilsson and Constance Catherine Smitheram), daughter Rhonda Sue Kreamer (Scott) and sister Ruth Fitz.Those left to honor his memory are his loving wife of 67 years, Anna Louise Vogt Nilsson; his sons Robert (Donise), Paul and Bruce; daughter Beverly Lemme ...
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David Wayne Andrew

April 6, 1960 - December 18, 2015

David Andrew, 55, passed away Friday, December 18, 2015 at his home in Boone, Iowa. A celebration of David's life will be privately held by his family.David Wayne Andrew was born April 6, 1960 in Ames, Iowa, to Merle and Jean (Cadman) Andrew. He grew up in Gilbert and has lived in the Ames area his entire life. David was formerly employed at Cyclone Car Stereo and ALMACO. For the past 15 years he...
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John Frank Hadwiger

February 6, 1967 - November 27, 2015

John Hadwiger, 48, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015, at Mary Greeley Medical Center.A visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m., on Monday, November 30, 2015 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010) with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church (2210 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014)...
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Irma Brown Matchett

April 29, 1928 - November 19, 2015

When Irma Matchett, affectionately known as Irma, was born on April 29, 1928 in the sleepy town of Mooresville, NC outside Charlotte. She was born into a world legally divided by race and racial prejudice - world that truly needed pioneers to help, to even help her fellow Christians, many who made race bigger than Christ. She used her 87 years well, in helping and inspiring many generations of...
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