Our Obituaries

Thomas Paul Taylor

April 30, 1951 - August 17, 2017

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

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

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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

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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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Charles W. Jones

January 9, 1927 - November 11, 2015

Charles William Jones died at Israel House Hospice in Ames, IA on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 14, 2015 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, at St. Thomas Aquinas (2210 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50014) a vigil service will begin at 5:30 pm. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday November 14, at St. Thomas Aquinas. Burial will follow services in...
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Ivan James Burkheimer

September 28, 1924 - November 7, 2015

Ivan Burkheimer, 91 died Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa Ivan was born on September 28, 1924 in Union County, Iowa to Willard and Fern (Means) Burkheimer.After graduating from Menlo High School in 1943 he volunteered for service and served in the Army Air Corp until being discharged in 1946. In 1944, during his time in the service, he married Dorothy Handley and to that union two...
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Lawrence Anthony Alderman

September 16, 1950 - November 1, 2015

Lawrence Anthony Alderman has ended his long fight with cancer. On November 1st his guardian Angels escorted his soul back to his Lord and keeper. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010), a graveside service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery (34024...
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Kenneth Alvin Kemmerer

February 24, 1923 - October 30, 2015

Kenneth KemmererGilbert, IowaKenneth Kemmerer, 92, passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 in Gilbert, Iowa.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames, Iowa with burial to follow at Gilbert Cemetery in Gilbert, Iowa. A light luncheon will be held in the Community Room at the Gilbert Fire Station following the burial service.Kenneth...
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Sudala Kiojai

August 31, 1984 - October 28, 2015

Sudala KiojaiAmes, IowaSudala Kiojai, 31, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015.A visitation will be held from 5-8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Stevens Memorial Chapel, burial will take place in the Ames Municipal Cemetery following services.Sudala...
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Dorothy Shearer Ochanpaugh

July 17, 1924 - October 23, 2015

Dorothy (McCoy) Shearer OchanpaughHomer Glen, IL, formerly of Ames, IADorothy Shearer Ochanpaugh, 91, went to be with The Lord on Friday, October 23, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Ames with burial to follow in Ames Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Dorothy...
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LaVila Jean Hatten

October 15, 1926 - October 13, 2015

LaVila Jean Hatten, 88, passed away Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at Rolling Green Village in Nevada, IA. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th Street, Ames, IA), interment in the Ames Municipal Cemetery will follow services. Lavila was born October 15, 1926 in Boyd, Minnesota to Ola Mae (Cress) and Dr. Earl Elliot Cress, a country...
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Dorothy Louise Pierson

December 6, 1925 - October 7, 2015

Dorothy Louise PiersonAmes, IowaDorothy Pierson, 89, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Eastern Star in Boone, Iowa.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames with burial to follow at the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at Stevens Memorial Chapel.Dorothy Louise Wiederrecht was born...
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Ruth Nichols

August 12, 1923 - September 18, 2015

Ruth McCain Nichols, 92, passed away at Green Hills Health Care Center on September 18, 2015. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Visitation will be on Monday, September 21, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow services in the Iowa State University cemetery.Ruth...
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Stanley Dean Valentine

December 12, 1930 - September 13, 2015

Stanley Dean Valentine, 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Madrid Home, in Madrid, Iowa. Stanley was born December 12, 1930 in Moline, Illinois; he was the son of Phillip and Myrtle (DeMoss) Valentine. Stanley graduated from Ottumwa High School, and enlisted in the service, serving in the Navy, Air Force, and retiring from the Army National Guard. Following Stanley's...
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Norma Marion Buss

March 27, 1924 - September 9, 2015

Norma Marion Buss, 91, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Israel Family Hospice House. Norma was born in Keya Paha County, Nebraska on March 27, 1924 to Maude (Steckman) and John F Heermann. She grew up on the plains of northern Nebraska and southern South Dakota during the depression and drought years of the 1930's. She graduated from Burke High School in 1941 and attended...
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John Charles Junck

February 1, 1939 - August 28, 2015

John Charles Junck, 76, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. Visitation will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden on Friday, September 4 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. A memorial service will be held at the same location on Saturday, September 5 at 10:00 am with burial of ashes at Maas Cemetery immediately following the service and luncheon at the...
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Robert Orien Ross

January 15, 1943 - August 27, 2015

Robert "Bob" Ross, 72, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015, at Israel Family Hospice in Ames.A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, August 31, 2015, at Stevens Memorial Chapel in Ames. Robert Orien Ross was born January 15, 1943, in Tama, Iowa to Lewis and Catherine (Carpenter) Ross. He grew up in Tama graduating in the class of 1961. Bob continued his education in...
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Maribeth Ann Henney

September 18, 1935 - August 19, 2015

Maribeth Ann Henney age 79, of Ames, Iowa died Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Heartwood House, in Ames, Iowa.Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the Collegiate United Methodist Church (2622 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014). Maribeth Henney was born September 8, 1935, at Newton, Kansas, the daughter of Frank Leroy Henney and Gladys Irene (Lytton) Henney. She also had a...
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Jacob Lee Myers

August 22, 1981 - August 14, 2015

Jacob Lee Myers, 33, of Maxwell was born August 22, 1981 to Joel and Vikki Myers. He grew up in Maxwell, graduated from Collins-Maxwell High School (2000) and went on to attend Iowa State University; graduating with a degree in Animal Science (2004). After graduating from Iowa State he met and married his beloved wife Sarah on June 2, 2007 in Maxwell. Together they have five children, Paden (7...
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David Odale Ose

January 6, 1967 - July 29, 2015

David Odale Ose, 48, of McCallsburg, IA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Israel Family Hospice House with his loving wife by his side. A visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, IA 50010). Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church (610...
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Fred Morris Johnson

January 19, 1943 - July 9, 2015

Frederick Morris Johnson 72, of Ames, Iowa passed away July 9, 2015 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. Fred was born January 19, 1943 in Elmira, New York to Franklin and Alma (Ruffner) Johnson. Fred grew up and graduated from high school in the Buffalo, New York area. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from Iowa Wesleyan College and a Master's degree in Education from Drake...
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Retha Santi Corieri

April 25, 1927 - June 29, 2015

Retha Santi Corieri, 88, of Ames, died on Monday June 29, 2015 at Iowa Methodist West Hospital in West Des Moines, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10 a.m. at St. Malachy's Catholic Church in Madrid. The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th St., Ames, with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7p.m.Retha was born on...
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Raymond Leroy Youngman

June 4, 1923 - June 13, 2015

Ray Youngman went to be home with the Lord on June 13, 2015 at the age of 92.A memorial visitation will be held from 5-7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th St., Ames, 50010). A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the Heartland Baptist Church (3504 Grand Ave., Ames, 50010). A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p...
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Joyce Irene Server

May 22, 1932 - May 27, 2015

Joyce Irene Server, 83, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2015, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA. Visitation will be held from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Friday, June 5, at Stevens Memorial Chapel (607 28th Street, Ames, IA). The Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Stevens Memorial Chapel, interment in the Ames Municipal Cemetery will follow the service. Joyce was born May 22,...
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Larry Neal Johnson

October 27, 1938 - May 18, 2015

Larry Johnson, 76, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at his home in Roland, IowaLarry Neal Johnson was born October 27, 1938 to Leo and Leona (Cavanaugh) Johnson. He grew up in Story City and Ames where he received his education. On January 22, 1983 Larry was united in marriage to Linda Sue Lorenz in Reinbeck, Iowa. The couple made their home in Roland and Larry made a career as a vending...
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