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Obituaries

CMSgt. James Franklin Stone, United States Air Force (Ret.), 91

CMSgt. James Franklin Stone, United States Air Force (Ret.), 91, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully at his home on December 11, 2022. James was born July 10, 1931, in Freeport, Illinois, and his family later moved to Reinbeck, Iowa, which he considered his hometown. James ...

James Lyle Spear Jr., 80

James Lyle Spear Jr., 80, of Reinbeck, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospital. A visitation will be held Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Abels Funeral & Cremation Services - French-Hand Chapel in Reinbeck. A rosary service ...

Janice Elaine Van Deest, 82

Janice Elaine Van Deest, 82, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died Thursday, November 24, 2022, at Creekside Nursing Home in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2022, at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Grundy ...

Shirley L. Carroll, 91

Shirley L. Carroll, 91, of Waterloo, formerly of Voorhies, died Wednesday, November 16, 2022. She was born October 9, 1931, in rural Black Hawk County, daughter of Owen W. and Alyce C. (Jacobs) Saltzman. She graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1949. Shirley married Marvin Reese, they ...

Joel Andrew Baumgartner, 64

Joel Andrew Baumgartner, 64, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 11, 1958, in Oelwein, the son of Vernon and Lois (Bruns) Baumgartner. Joel was raised and ...

Stanley Joe Hood, 69

Stanley Joe Hood, 69, of Waterloo, passed away after a year-long battle with cancer November 7, 2022, at Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo. Per Stan’s wishes, services will not be held. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences can be made at ...

Jacqulyn “Jackie” Goos, 70

Jacqulyn "Jackie" Goos, 70, of Gladbrook, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Funeral services for Jackie took place on Monday, October 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Friends and family were invited to attend a visitation on ...

Mark Hauschildt, 70

Mark Hauschildt, 70, of Gladbrook passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at his residence in rural Gladbrook. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Peace United Church of Christ. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Peace ...

Myra Leona (Fowler) Ditty

Myra Leona (Fowler) Ditty passed away at her home on October 13, 2022. A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19th 2022, at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Feeding America.” Myra (Fowler) Ditty was born to ...

David Foster Owen, 59

David Foster Owen, 59, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away on October 12, 2022. He was born on September 26, 1963, in Rochester, MN, the son of Mike and Pat Owen. David was united in marriage with Annette Blong on June 27, 1987, in Grundy Center at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They ...