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Obituaries

Leanna Bowers

Leanna Pearl Bowers, 78, of rural Reinbeck, Iowa, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023, at her home, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the Abels Funeral and cremation Service, French-Hand Chapel, in Reinbeck. ...

Marie Smith

Marie M. Smith, 88, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. She was born on September 14, 1935, to Simon and Hilka Siefken in Reinbeck, Iowa. Marie married James Smith on April 25, 1954, in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. To this union 6 children were born. She spent most of her ...

John Paine

John Michael “Mike” Paine, 73, of Reinbeck, passed away at Grundy County Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 8, 2023. He was born in Charles City on August 15, 1950, son of John O. and Marilyn Jean (Shoemaker) Paine. Mike graduated from Orange High School with the Class of 1968. In May ...

Jennifer Breakenridge

Jennifer Breakenridge, 72, passed on November 24, 2023, at her home in University Park, Iowa. Born April 11, 1951, Jenny was raised in Dinsdale, Iowa and had a kind, sweet, generous nature, always offering a helping hand to friends and family. Quilting, fishing and road trips were among her ...

Doris Wilkerson

Doris Wilkerson, 90, of Marshalltown and formerly of Garwin, Iowa, passed away surrounded by her family on the morning of November 24, 2023, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. 
 A Mass of Christian Burial for Doris will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, beginning at ...

R. William Petersen

R. William Petersen passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 18, 2023, at Northbrook of Cedar Rapids. R. William preferred for his friends and family to call him Bill. Bill’s gentle positive spirit, smile, dependability and honesty will be missed. Bill was born November 18, 1950, in ...

Marley Bacon

Marley Bacon, 85, of Garwin, Iowa, passed away Friday, October 27, 2023, under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 4 at Garwin Valley Community Church in Garwin with Pastor Seth Hedman officiating. He will be laid to rest in the ...

Larabeth Bader

Larabeth Ann (Folsom) Bader was born on October 23, 1935, in Clear Lake, to Lawrence and Elizabeth (Bardsley) Folsom. She grew up in Mason City, graduating from Mason City High and then Iowa State Teachers College, with a bachelor’s degree in music. When teaching music and English in the La ...

Ruth Tomlinson

Ruth Ann (Yanda) Tomlinson, 97, formerly of Tama and Toledo, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023, at Southridge Specialty in Marshalltown. Services for Ruth will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at the Stavanger Friends Church. Visitation was Thursday, November 2 ...

Craig Peters

Craig Peters of Gladbrook, formerly of Dysart, passed away Sunday, October 29th at UnityPoint Hospital in Marshalltown. Visitation will be Friday, November 3rd at Overton Funeral Home in Traer, IA. Visitation will be from 11am-1pm with service to follow at 1pm.