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Obituaries

Robert (Bob) Edward Harms

Robert (Bob) Edward Harms, of Delavan, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on January 9th, 2023, with his loving wife, Cheryl, by his side. Bob was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on July 9, 1950, to Edward and Marjorie Harms. He graduated from East High School in Waterloo, Iowa, with the class of ...

Mary Lynne Bearden, 86

Mary Lynne Bearden, 86, of Gladbrook, IA, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook. Memorial services were held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Gladbrook United Methodist Church in Gladbrook, IA. A visitation was held at 2:00 p.m. until the time ...

Merlyn E. Eggers, 92

Merlyn E. Eggers, 92, of Gladbrook, IA, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Visitation was 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2023, at ...

Patricia “Pat” Ann (Wrage) Oettchen, 87

Patricia “Pat” Ann (Wrage) Oettchen, 87, of Gladbrook, Iowa, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Grundy County Memorial Hospital. Services for Pat will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Green Mountain United Church of Christ, Green Mountain, Iowa. ...

Pamela “Pam” Danette Fogt, 53

Pamela "Pam" Danette Fogt, 53, passed peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2022, with her children by her side. Pam was born January 2, 1969, to Duane and Susan (Scott) Hamann. She spent her childhood living in rural Gladbrook. After graduating from Gladbrook High School in 1987 she attended the ...

Ruth Arlene Thompson, 92

Ruth Arlene Thompson, 92, of Thornton, CO, formerly of Gladbrook, IA, passed away in Broomfield, CO, on December 7, 2022, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. A graveside service will be Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 11: 00 a.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery in Gladbrook. Anderson ...

Betty Jane Cheeseman, 96

Betty Jane Cheeseman, 96, of Reinbeck, IA, passed away Monday, December 19, 2022, under the care of Parkview Manor and UnityPoint Hospice. A visitation will be held on January 4, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will be held January 4, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Abels ...

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 ...