Page County, Iowa obituaries

Herrman, Darrel - Darrel passed away on Friday evening, June 11, 2010 at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha. Services are pending at this time.
Kirsch Funeral Chapel, 405 W. Thomas Ave., P.O. Box 277, Shenandoah, IA 51601

Darrel Dean Herrman was born March 26, 1925 near Hamburg, Iowa in Locust Grove Township, the son of Leopold Leonard and Evalina Agnes (Thompson) Herrman. He passed away on Friday evening, June 11, 2010 at the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 85 years, 2 months and 16 days.

Darrel grew up in the Locust Grove Township area and graduated from Farragut High School in 1942. On February 15, 1948, he was united in marriage to Dixie Jean O’Neal at the Locust Grove Methodist Church. This union was blessed with three sons; Larry, Leslie and Dale.

Darrel farmed in Locust Grove Township his entire life. He was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan, an avid reader and served as mayor of Westboro in the late 70’s and early 80’s. He was a very active member of the Locust Grove Methodist Church. The true love of his life was his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Leotta and Maryann.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Herrman of Westboro, Missouri; his three sons, Larry Darrel Herrman and his wife Charlotte of Glenwood, Iowa, Leslie Leo Herrman of Independence, Missouri, Dale Lee Herrman of St. Joseph, Missouri; four grandchildren, Patrick Herrman and his wife Rose of Glenwood, Iowa, Matthew Herrman and his wife Marie of Omaha, Nebraska, Kent Herrman and his wife Ashley of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Annaleah Herrman of Glenwood, Iowa; three great grandchildren, Clark, Avery and Gwendolyn Herrman all of Glenwood, Iowa; a niece, Karen Lambert of Yankton, South Dakota; two nephews, Curtis Lambert of Yankton, South Dakota and Steven O’Neal and his wife Paula of Braddyville, Iowa; along with other relatives and friends.

Locust Grove Cemetery. Kirsch Funeral Chapel

Jackson, Drexel Dean - Drexel Dean Jackson entered into peace Friday, July 2, 2010, at his home in Clarinda, Iowa following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 3, 1938, near New Market, Iowa, Taylor County, to Willie Jackson and Gladys (Brown) Jackson. He attended country schools and New Market Community School.

Drexel was married to China (Wall) Jackson who preceded him in death. They resided in Lincoln, Nebraska where they were both care givers in a Nursing Home. Drexel worked as a counselor for many years in the Lincoln and Omaha areas with persons struggling with drug and alcohol problems. Following the death of his wife Drexel returned to Clarinda to be near family. Fishing was a favorite past time of Drexel’s.

Preceding Drexel in death were his parents; wife, China Jackson; brothers, Jerald Jackson and Max Jackson.

Survivors include his sister, Dorris White and husband Gale of New Market, Iowa; nieces; nephews and friends.

No services are planned. Burial of ashes will be in the Rolling Hills Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebraska. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Mutchler, Edward D. "Roy" - Edward Dean LeeRoy Mutchler was born on June 12, 1950 in Shenandoah, Iowa, the son of Royal E. and Eva M. (Strange) Mutchler. Roy entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 4, 2010 at the Garden View Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa following a brief illness.

Roy’s early years were spent in the Shenandoah area. On August 8, 1998 he was united in marriage to Shirley A. Angusich at Pierce Creek just outside of Shenandoah. The couple enjoyed 11 years of marriage.

Roy was employed by Lake Nursery and later for Eaton Corporation. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Some of his hobbies included fishing, mushroom hunting, helping others, family get-togethers, and listening to the radio.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Shirley; daughter Debbie Terry and husband Jim; sons Roy Mutchler and wife Karen and Kevin Mutchler; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters Dianna Mutchler and Linda Hilker and husband Marty; brother Alfred Mutchler and wife Tammy; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

May God grant comfort and peace to those who mourn Roy’s loss.

Lynam, Lois Chubick - Lois (Chubick) Lynam was born June 6, 1925, in Carbon, Iowa, to Harvey and Lilly (Casebolt) Chubick. She passed away Monday, June 7, 2010, at the Hearthstone Care Center in York, Nebraska.
She married Kenneth Leo Lynam on June 14, 1942, in Maryville, Missouri. This union was blessed with five daughters: Marilyn, Patricia, Karen, Carolyn, and Marianna. Lois and Kenneth were lifelong farmers in the southwest Iowa area until retiring and moving to Nodaway. Her interests included gardening, serving as the church treasurer, going on “buggy rides” and enjoying time with her family.
Lois is survived by her children Marilyn (Matthew) Pacheco of Bakersfield, California, Patricia Wyrick of Springfield, Missouri, Carolyn (Wayne) Faust of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and Marianna (Bill) Harris of Red Cloud, Nebraska; 15 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; brother Otis (Judy) Chubick of Nodaway; sisters-in-law: Joyce (Dean) Gourley and Wilma (Herb) Bashaw all of Villisca.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Karen Hardy, sons-in-law Robert Wyrick and Fred Roberts, great granddaughter Hattie Wyrick, great-great granddaughter Mikala Nelson, sisters Della, Clara, Ethel, Pearl, Lola, and brother Harvey.

Funeral services for Lois (Chubick) Lynam will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 11th, at the Nodaway United Methodist Church with the interment at the Nodaway Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Wolfe Funeral Home on June 10th. Following the committal service there will be a luncheon at the Nodaway United Methodist Church.

Memorials are suggested to a memorial fund in Lois' name.

Smith, Kenneth Albert "Cotton" - Funeral services for Kenneth A. Smith, age 77, of College Springs, Iowa, who entered into peace Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska, were held Friday, June 11, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church, College Springs, Iowa with Reverend James Crapson officiating. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa.

Kenneth Albert (Cotton) Smith was born on July 16, 1932, in College Springs, Iowa, and lived there all of his life except for two years spent at Iowa State College and two years in the United States Army. He left us on June 8, 2010, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.

He was born to Vivian and Alice Arendsee Smith and attended Amity Schools from which he was graduated in 1950. He was born and grew up near Crystal Lake and could relate many memories of delivering milk to the campers there and also of cutting ice on the lake to store in the icehouse and later deliver to customers.

His life was spent in the masonry trade. He and his brother Paul were partners and friends for 45 years as Smith Brothers Masonry. Together they built many beautiful brick homes, schools, and fireplaces, which can still be seen across the Midwestern countryside.

On December 10, 1953, he was married to Marjorie McKeown in Clarinda, Iowa, and to this union was born six children, seventeen grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One of his greatest pleasures was attending the ballgames and other activities of all of these offspring.

Another of his favorite pastimes was the enjoyment of traveling. He and Marge traveled the United States from sea to shining sea and could make the claim of visiting 49 of the 50 states plus a couple of European trips, as well.

As much as he enjoyed travel, Kenny always enjoyed getting back to his own backyard even more. He loved to spend time in the garden and caring for his wild birds, which he spent many hours feeding and watching and researching.

Kenny is survived by his wife Marjorie, brother Paul Smith, sister-in-law Gertrude Smith, sister JoAnn VanFosson, and children Rob and Kathy Smith, Peggy Olenius, Bryan and Kelly Smith, Danny and Lori Smith, Paula Olson, and Karen and Steve Guthrie. He is also survived by his grandchildren Megan and Brad Clime, Sam, Lucy, and Aubrey Smith, Dan, Lauren, Molly, Kelly, and Mallory Olenius, Bradley and Joel Smith, Amanda Smith, Michael, Jessica, Scott, and Paige Olson, Chase, Anne, and Peyton Guthrie, and his great-grandchildren Alexis, Hadley, and Skylar Olson.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brother-in-law Gordon Van Fosson.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.


Wilson, Keith Duane - Celebration of Life services for Keith Wilson, age 79, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Monday, June 7, 2010 at his home in Clarinda will be held Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Andrew Rubenking officiating.

Keith Duane Wilson was born August 7, 1930 in Page County, Iowa to Arthur William and Emily Gelena (Downing) Wilson and he passed away June 7, 2010 at his home in Clarinda, Iowa after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Keith was the youngest of seven children and was raised on a farm outside of Clarinda until his family moved into town when he was a small child. He attended Clarinda Public Schools, until he dropped out at the age of 17 to get a job and help his aging parents. Keith met his future wife, Janice Jean Bonsall, as a young boy when they lived in the same neighborhood. As a youth, he had a strong work ethic, and picked up jobs around town including making dress boxes at Schoenberg’s, delivering newspapers, and working as a lifeguard at the Clarinda Legion Pool.

Keith enlisted in the National Guard and served at the time of the Korean War. He was a member of a special detail honoring fallen soldiers at their memorial services throughout the region.

Keith and Janice were married October 29, 1949, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarinda. They were blessed with three children: Ann, Keith, Jr., and Emily.

Keith worked various jobs including Hawley Drug Store, Peerless Laundry, Wilson Gas & Hardware, Clarinda Co-op, and Iowa Electric, where he was employed until retiring in 1991. He then worked part-time at Shore Motors and Akin’s Lumber. Keith’s dedication to his work brought him much respect throughout the community.

Keith enjoyed working outdoors, doing yard work, maintaining the home, and helping his neighbors. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed teasing the younger generations. After retirement, Keith donated many hours working at his church, the First United Methodist, Clarinda.

Preceding Keith in death were his parents, Arthur and Gelena; brothers, Floyd, Lloyd, Francis, Lowell and Wendell.

Keith is survived by his wife Janice Wilson of Clarinda; his children, Ann Wilson and Doug Glick of Clarinda, Keith Jr. and wife Kris of Clarinda, and Emily Davison and Micky Conner of College Springs, Iowa; ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; sister, Gwendolyn of Blair, Nebraska; and many other cousins, nephews, nieces and in-law; along with many, many friends.

Keith will be greatly missed by his family and many friends,
But his memory will live on in their hearts forever.
May God grant comfort and peace to those that mourn his passing.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.


Scroggs, Shane Ray - Funeral services for Shane Scroggs, age 16, of Clarinda, Iowa, who passed away at his home, rural Clarinda, Iowa, Friday, June 4, 2010 were held Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Clarinda High School Gym, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend Dan Wiebesiek officiating. Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m. at the Clarinda High School Gymnasium, Tuesday, June 8. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa.

Shane Ray Scroggs was born May 2, 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska to Leonard (Lynn) Scroggs and Nancy (Foster) Scroggs. He was baptized and confirmed in the New Market Methodist Church. Shane grew up in the New Market/Clarinda area; he attended the Clarinda Community Schools and completed his Freshman year at Clarinda High School.

Shane was an active young man with many interests and many friends. He was employed at Fareway Grocery Store. Shane had a talent for drawing and really enjoyed it. He enjoyed playing Middle School and Freshman football. He loved to hunt and ride four wheelers. Shane loved to bowl and was an excellent bowler. He spent many hours restoring a 1969 Ford pickup. Shane was a big fan of Nascar and NHRA Drag racing, especially following the John Force team.

Preceding Shane in death were his great grandparents, Renny and Bessie Goforth, Forrest “Jack” and Dicie Scroggs, Clarice Foster and Harold Eitzen; grandparents, Leonard Scroggs and Sharon Scroggs Miers; aunt, Sherry Ann Scroggs.

Left to cherish Shane’s memory are his parents, Lynn and Nancy Scroggs of Clarinda, Iowa; brother Blake Scroggs of the home; grandparents, Carroll and Karen Foster of Clarinda, Iowa; step grandfather, Marvin Miers; great grandparents, Estle and Dorothy Foster and Marie Eitzen; aunts and uncles, Teresa and Gary Tritsch of Clarinda and children, Tiffany, Kaley and Jeremy, Donna and David Morgan of Clarinda and children, Jaimie, Josh, and Jason, Melinda Neibrugge and Mike Smith of Clarinda and children Bryan and Bryanna, Brenda and Carl Baker and daughter Alli Jo Baker of Red Oak, Iowa; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends.

Shane will be greatly missed by all of his family and many friends;
His love for them will be a memory that will remain in their hearts forever.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Alger, Larry D. - Larry D. Alger, age 70, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away at his home in Arizona with the care of Hospice on June 20, 2010 after a rapid bout with cancer. Larry Dean Alger was born January 28, 1940 in Green Castle, Mo., the son of Alvin and Ada (Smith) Alger. After school, Larry served his country in the United States Army.

He was united in marriage to Helen Ann Cox on November 18, 1979 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They lived many different places throughout the country during Larry's 30 year career as a Teamster. Larry and Ann moved back to Red Oak, Iowa, several years ago and had been spending winters in Arizona. Larry had always been an avid sportsman.

Larry was preceded in death by an infant son. Survivors include his wife: Helen "Ann" Alger of Red Oak, Iowa; children: Monique Bleyhl; Julie Leslie and husband Dave; and Jennifer Alger all of Nebraska; and Montie Alger of Iowa; stepsons: Kurt Kelley and wife Tami and Kenny Cooper of Nebraska; grandchildren: Justin, Kenny, Kyle, Kevin, Natalie, Devon, Zachary, Haley, Isaac, Hanna, and Sean; great-grandchildren: Toby, Payton, Macy, and Tatum; sister: Janice Gravett of Emerson, Iowa; brothers: Gary Alger and wife Connie of Clarinda, Iowa, and Randy Alger and wife Elizabeth of Washington; and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Visitation with the family will take place from 12-1 p.m. prior to the celebration of life service. Burial of the cremated remains will take place at Graceland Cemetery in Creston, Iowa.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Anderson, Gary Craig - Gary Craig Anderson was born November 30, 1930 in Clarinda, Iowa the son of Zelotus Z.W. and Lucille N. (Smith) Anderson. Gary passed away June 23, 2010 in Glenwood, Iowa.

Gary was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for twenty eight years. He also ran a jewelry store for ten years. Gary Served in the United States Navy during Korean War, and was a member of the Clarinda VFW.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Zelotus and Lucille Anderson, wife Marie Anderson, infant daughter Jessica Anderson, infant son Otto W. Anderson, sister Delma Kelley and brother William R. Anderson.

He is survived by his nephews Mark Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jon J. Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Scot Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, brother-in-law Clark and Lou Herzberg Clarinda, Iowa, Leonard Herzberg and Lorena, of Las Vegas, Nevada, and sister-in-law Darlene Wagoner of Clarinda, Iowa, along with many other family and friends.

Graveside services were held Monday, June 28, 2010 at Clarinda Cemetery with Rev. Daryl Tompkins officiating. Military Rites were presented by American Legion Sergy Post #98 of Clarinda. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.

Barlow, Betty Jane Bromley - Betty Jane was born February 28, 1923 to Wayne Ellsworth Bromley and Lillian Marjorie (Corbin) Bromley at Sidney, Iowa.

She attended Coburg and Sidney schools before graduating from the Class of 1940 at Clarinda High School. Betty later graduated from Clarinda Community College in 1960 with a Licensed Practical Nurse degree.

Betty worked as a LPN at the Clarinda Municipal Hospital and the Mental Health Institute.

Betty was united in marriage to Denzel Barlow May 6, 1962 at Nebraska City, Neb. The couple enjoyed travel with Denzel's business taking trips to destinations in the United States and abroad. Over the years Betty delighted friends and family with her talent of china painting and canvas painting. She had a gift for painting which she was able to share with others.

Betty also had a love of flowers and landscaping. Every flower and bush was placed, pruned, and brought to maturity with her watchful care. Her love of flowers was apparent in the gardens, fresh cut flowers and the paintings she surrounded herself with.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Bromley.

She is survived by her husband of forty-eight years, Denzel Barlow of Clarinda; daughter, Diane Wicks and husband Lee of Mission, Kan.; grandchildren, Wendy Wicks, Mission, Kan., Scott and Stephen Wicks, both of Des Moines, Iowa; great-grandchildren Max Lee Browning and Paige Elizabeth Wicks; and great-great-grandson Gavyn Cooper Jacobson; and other family and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 28, 2010 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Robert Keefer officiating. Interment was at Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Westminster Presbyterian Church in Betty's memory. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.

Dillon, Paul Junior "Bud" - Paul Junior Dillon was born November 19, 1939 at Osceola, Iowa to Paul Dillon and Lillie (Sisk) Dillon. He passed away June 21, 2010 at Missoula, Mont. The body will be cremated.

Bud moved with his family to Clarinda where his father served as manager of the Clarinda Hy-Vee Grocery Store. He attended Clarinda High School. While living in Clarinda, Bud worked at the Hy-Vee store. He enjoyed traveling and lived in several different places during his lifetime, recently returning to Missoula.

Bud is preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his sisters, Vivian Bell and husband Joe of Des Moines, Iowa and Maxine Lockin and husband Ted of Bartlesville, Okla.; nieces; nephews and great- nieces and nephews and friends.

Burial of ashes will be in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa at a later date. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.
Howes, Duyal Edmond - Duyal Edmond Howes passed away at the age of 80 on June 17, 2010, at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda, Iowa; he had been a resident there since October 2004.

Duyal was born on October 3, 1929 in Taylor County, Iowa, near New Market, to Harland and Lucy (Bashor) Howes. He grew in the New Market-Siam area. While growing up on the farm he enjoyed the family dogs but really didn't like the chickens. He attended different county schools and New Market High School. Duyal enlisted in the United States Army in March 1948 serving during the Korean War in Japan.

Duyal was discharged March of 1953 and returned home to work in Clarinda. He worked at many places including: Kearney's Mfg. in Clarinda, in Red Oak at Ever-Ready Carbon Plant and lastly, Lisle Corp., where he worked for 30 years and retired in 1991. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and also the American Legion for 48 years. Duyal enjoyed his hobbies which included wood working and fishing.

Duyal and his special friends, Wade Freeman and George Douthit, enjoyed going for rides and out to eat. This was a weekly adventure. They would go to surrounding towns and check out the different restaurants. He frequently went to McDonalds for coffee.

Dual is preceded in death by his parents Harland and Lucy Howes; brother Maynard Howes and a sister-in-law Frances Howes.

Duyal is survived by caregiver Barb Otte, many cousins and friends; and his special friends, the Goldenrod staff and employees.

Graveside services for Duyal Howes were held Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at the Dallas Center Cemetery in New Market, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to the Dallas Center Cemetery or the First Baptist Church in Clarinda.
Walker- Merrick Funeral Home of Clarinda in charge of arrangements.

Jennings, Addie Iona Young - Addie Iona (Young) Jennings was born October 22, 1934, to Dorman and Trevia Young in Hepburn, Iowa. Addie passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Neb.

Addie graduated from New Market High School on May 21, 1953. She then attended Clarinda Junior College and graduated from there on May 26, 1953. Addie was united in marriage on October 2, 1955,in Villisca, Iowa, to Lowell (Bill) Jennings Jr., to which there are five children: Peggy, Betty, Patti, Lowell III and Becky.Addie wasa devoted loving mom. She was always putting her family first and enjoyed attending her children's events. She never got excited about all of the cuts, scrapes, bruises and wrecks while living on the farm east of Clarinda. She doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as much as possible.

Addie is survived by her children Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gerdts of Newton, Iowa, Betty Jennings of Houston, Tex., Patti Sleep of Newton, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Jennings III of Clarinda, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McCall of Clarinda; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Siblings of Addie are Mr. and Mrs. James Young of Des Moines, Iowa, Alta "Marie" Rasner of Chicago, Ill., Virginia Boatner of Burkeburnette, Tex., Mr. and Mrs. Dorman "Allen" Young of Tama, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. John Pfieffer of Clarinda. Additional family members include Paul Jennings of San Antonio, Tex., Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Jennings of Clarinda, Mary Lou Baker of Des Moines, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hedgecock of Udel, Iowa, Lynda Swanson of Clarinda, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Nothwehr of Clarinda and Mr. and Mrs. James Woodard of Marshalltown, Iowa.

Addie is preceded in death by her parents, Dorman and Trevia Young; her sibling Carroll Young; Lowell (Bill) Jennings Jr.; mother and father-in-law Lowell (Tony) and Helen Jennings; sisters-in-law Donna Jean Jennings, Margie Jennings and Shirley Loos.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel in Clarinda with burial in the Dallas Cemetery in New Market. Memorials are suggested to the Dallas Center Cemetery. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel of Clarinda in charge of arrangements.


Larson, Donald Lee - Donald Lee Larson was born October 7, 1942 in Red Oak, Iowa, and died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at the Salina Regional Hospital at the age of 67.

He was raised on a farm near Clarinda, Iowa. He married Jacqueline McPherron on February 23, 1963.

Don enjoyed his work as lab supervisor at the Mitchell County Hospital for 31 years, and retired in November 1997.
His love of hunting and fishing provided many fun times and memories with his family, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Myrtle Larson, and his youngest brother, Robert Larson.

Survivors to celebrate his life are his wife, Jackie; daughters, Kimberly (David) Cooper, Jill (David) Porubovic; son, Greg (Gwen); brother, Kennard (Dixie) Larson; sisters, Rosalie (Mark) Neumeyer and Rebecca (Bill) Clemens; seven grandchildren; and nice nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Beloit, Kansas. Interment of the cremains will be held at a later date at Elmwood Cemetery in Beloit.


Lyddon, Mary Elaine Fawcett - Mary "Elaine" Lyddon passed away peacefully on May 26, 2010, after several bouts of illness and hospitalization.

Mary Elaine was born on November 5, 1919, to George and Etta (Robinson) Fawcett on the family farm near New Market, Iowa. After graduating high school in Clearfield, Iowa, she married Ralph Ellsworth Lyddon on July 18, 1941 at the Methodist Church in Maryville, Mo. In 1943, they had a son, David, and in 1958, their daughter Lisa was born.

While raising their family, Elaine was involved in education for many years in Page County rural schools and working in several elementary schools in Oskaloosa, Iowa. She loved teaching students to read and to enjoy the stories, history and adventures available in books. She also shared a life-long love of nature from the fresh fruits and vegetables of the prevailing season, to the natural fibers in a good yarn or cloth. The warmth of the sun was one of her favorite experiences, whether on a Sunday afternoon boat ride, or on her porch swing in the summer.

She cherished her friends and family, as well as her membership in P.E.O. Chapter IO in Oskaloosa. She always looked for ways to help and serve others as best she could.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husband (Ralph), son (David) and sister, Nerine Frances Ball. Those left to remember and celebrate her life include her daughter, Lisa Klose and son-in-law David Klose of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Katie Klose of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Ramona Bystrom of Denver, Colo.; cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Elaine's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in New Market, Iowa. The burial will be held at a future date in Clearfield, Iowa. Arrangements by the Meyers Northland Funeral Chapel in Parkville, Mo.


Mier, Lorraine Wilhelmina Miller - Lorraine Wilhelmina Mier was born December 26, 1920 near Yorktown, Iowa, the only child to Frank Fredrich Henry and Okey Agnes (Haas) Miller. She passed away late Wednesday evening, June 16, 2010 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 21 days.

Lorraine grew up in rural Page County, Iowa and graduated from Clarinda High School. Following high school, she received her normal training and taught school for three years. On December 30, 1941, she was united in marriage to Paul Mier in Tarkio, Mo. This union was blessed with two daughters, Charlette and Kay.

After her marriage, Lorraine was an active farm wife, assisting Paul in the daily tasks of farming. She was a member of the Farm Bureau Women, where she served as president for a time. She was also a 4-H leader. She was a very active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clarinda where she taught Sunday school, served as Sunday school superintendent, and played the piano and organ. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery work and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Paul; a son-in-law, Michael Costello; brother-in-law, Martin Mier; and sisters-in-law, Doris Mier and Joanne Mier.

Survivors include her daughters, Charlette Webber and her husband Joseph of Hampton, Iowa, Kay Costello of Clarinda, Iowa; three grandchildren, Brian Webber and his wife Tonya of Omaha, Neb., Jody Bedford and her husband Joe of West Des Moines, Iowa, Michael Costello of Omaha, Neb.; great-granddaughter, Hannah Jean Webber; brothers-in-law, Charles Mier of Clarinda, Iowa, William Mier and his wife Geraldine of St. Joseph, Mo.; along with many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Clarinda with Rev. Robert Keefer officiating. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials were suggested to the Lied Public Library Children's Department in Clarinda. To leave online remembrances or condolences with the family, go to The Kirsch Funeral Chapel of Shenandoah was in charge of arrangements.


Sellergren, Leland Victor - Leland Victor Sellergren, the son of Arvid and Emma D. (Swanson) Sellergren was born August 9, 1917 on a farm south of Stanton, Iowa. He passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital, Red Oak, Iowa the age of 92 years, 10 months and 18 days.

Leland lived his whole life in the Stanton community. He graduated from Stanton High School in l935 and attended Red Oak Junior College for two years, where he continued to play basketball. Leland was united in marriage to Marian E. Seaburg on June 16, 1939 at Bethesda, Iowa.

They began farming south of Stanton, and for the past 61 years made their home on their century farm west of Stanton. Leland farmed for 25 years before owning and operating Sellergren Propane for 18 years. In 1982, Leland retired and took up the game of golf, being a member of the Red Oak Country Club.

He also enjoyed shooting a good game of pool. Leland was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, holding season tickets for many years and even attended several football bowl games. He was a member of the Mamrelund Lutheran Church, serving on the church board many years and sang in the choir. Leland also sang with the Skona Maj singers.

Leland served on the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company board in Stanton for 37 years and as the president of the board from 1989 to 2007. He was also a Scott Township assessor in his younger years. For the past 44 years, Leland was known by his family as "Bapoo", a name given to him by his granddaughter.

Leland was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Donovan Sellergren: sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Merton and Marjorie Eastlick.

Leland is survived by his wife of 71 years: Marian E. Sellergren of Stanton, Iowa; three daughters: Mary Lee Killion and husband Dennis of Red Oak, Iowa; Annette Billings and husband Doug of Murrells Inlet, S.C.; Jane Burnham and husband Jim of Barrington, Ill.; five granddaughters: Sarah Hermeling and husband Tim; Sydney Matejka and husband Jim; Rachel Hagan and husband Jeremy; Melissa Billings and Abigail Billings; step-granddaughter: Brooke Haines; eight great-grandchildren: Alex, Meredith, and Lauren Hermeling; Cameron and Brandon Matejka; Emma, Luke and Adam Hagan; sister-in-law: Marjorie Sellergren of Stanton, Iowa; one nephew and two nieces; other relatives and friends.

May God bless his memory and give strength to those who mourn. Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Mamrelund Lutheran Church, Stanton, Iowa.

Burial will be prior to the services at Mamre Cemetery, Stanton, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home. A Memorial is being established in Leland's name.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Sipes, Bettie Louise Fry - Graveside memorial services for Bettie Sipes, age 82, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace Saturday, June 26, 2010 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa with Reverend John Clark officiating.

Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Lunch with fellowship was held at the Heritage Hall, Clarinda following the service. Memorials may be directed to the Clarinda Rescue Unit or to the Humane Society. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Bettie Louise Fry was born August 22, 1927 at Braddyville, Iowa to Florence Marie Foster and Floyde Charles Fry. She entered into rest on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Clarinda Regional Health Center.

Bettie attended school in Clarinda, quitting in her junior year and going to work for the Peerless Laundry. She was united in marriage to Paul Sipes on August 21, 1949. To this union, two sons were born, Steven Paul and Randy J. The family lived in Bellevue, Neb., for several years.

Bettie and Paul were divorced in 1971 and Bettie moved to Winner, S. D. She was a caregiver helping raise several children as well as caring for the elderly.

In 1991, she moved to Clarinda to be near her family. She continued to care for the elderly, babysit and worked in Yorktown with the headstart program. In 2001 her son Randy came to live with her.

Bettie loved to play bingo and could be found with her friends playing bingo. She loved her cats and gave them the best care possible.

Bettie was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; sister, Peggy Borden Lacey and brothers-in-law, Marvin Borden and Gilbert Lacey.

Bettie is survived by her son, Steven Sipes of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Randy Sipes of Clarinda; grandson, Eric Sipes of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Marcia (Bob) Younggren and Virginia (Bill) Hunter all of Clarinda; many nieces; nephews and a host of friends.

Bettie was sweet tempered and everyone she met soon loved her. She will be greatly missed. May God grant comfort and peace to those that mourn her passing.


Sunderman, Roy Duaine - Roy Duaine Sunderman was born May 19, 1943 in Clarinda, Iowa, to Lester Duaine Sunderman and Evabelle Runyan.

Roy graduated from Clarinda High School and began farming near Yorktown, Iowa. He then worked at the Wilson Dry Sausage plant in Clarinda until he and his family moved to Los Angeles where he worked at Montgomery Ward and Southwinds RV.

He sold automotive additive products through his own distributorship in Council Bluffs, Iowa. To round out his career he and his son Kevin operated K.S. Auto beginning in October 1985. His health forced him to retire in 2000. Since retiring he has been enjoying his grandchildren and working with his horses.

Roy is survived by his companion of many years, Bev Ritthaler of Omaha, Neb.; children James and Amy Sunderman of Glenwood, Kevin and Susan Sun- derman of McClelland, Iowa, Angie Cheers of Ortonville, Mich.; step-daughters Lynette and Lee Sandtorf of Exter, Mo., and Lisa Ritthaler of Omaha; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild; parents Lester and Marilyn Sunderman of Clarinda and Evabelle and husband Jerry Hill of Houston, Tex.; siblings, David and wife Theresa of Sidney, Iowa, Ruth Davis of Houston, Tex., Janice Asfoor, Daly City, Calif., Katie Johnston and husband Randy of Watertown, N.Y., Lisa Durham and husband Chris of Penn Valley, Calif., and Amy and husband Adam Lawrence of Clarinda; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services were held Friday, June 25, 2010 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jerome Wagoner officiating. Interment was at Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. A memorial fund is being established. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.


Teeters, Darrell Dean - Funeral services for Darrell Dean Teeters, age 83, of New Market and Siam, Iowa, who entered into peace Friday, June 25, 2010 were held Monday, June 28, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Loren Daly officiating.

Visitation with the family was held 5-7 p.m., Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the funeral home. Burial with military rites was in the Memory Cemetery, New Market, Iowa.

Darrell (Dean) Teeters, 83, of New Market and Siam area passed away on June 25, 2010. Dean was born on February 5, 1927 at New Market, Iowa to John and Mae (Cunning) Teeters. Dean attended New Market School and graduated in 1944. He served his country in the United States Army from 1945-1947.

On January 24, 1945, he married Kathleen Sprague of Siam. To this union of marriage was born seven children, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. One of his greatest pleasures was spending time with his family. He always looked forward to seeing his kids and grandkids come to visit.

Dean worked in Clarinda for Swift and Company and Skelly's Service Station. He was a farmer and sheared sheep. In later years, he worked for Green Thumb Lawn Service, mowing parks in the area.

Dean was an avid hunter, fisherman and card player. He enjoyed watching all types of sports on television. Dean and Kathleen enjoyed square dancing for many years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter, Connie Kay; grandson, Brad Teeters, and seven brothers and sisters.

Dean is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Kathleen Teeters of New Market, Iowa; children, Bob (Judy) Teeters of Siam, Iowa; Cheryl (Robert) Strough of New Market, Iowa, Carol Lea (Steve) Oxley of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, Randy Teeters and friend Dana of Des Moines, Iowa, Roger (Jody) Teeters of Lexington, Neb., Corinna (Denver) King of Des Moines, Iowa; sixteen grandchildren; twenty- five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Dale Teeters of Omaha, Neb., and sister, Katherine (Gary) Reed of Hershey, Neb.; nieces; nephews and many friends.

Dean will be greatly missed by his family and many friends, but his memory will live on in their hearts. May God grant comfort and peace to those that mourn his passing.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Williams, Evelyn Maxine Wagaman - Evelyn Maxine Wagaman Williams, daughter of Orville L. and Susan Jane Smith Wagaman was born December 7, 1923 on a farm northwest of Villisca, Iowa, in the Hacklebarney area.

Wally Williams and Evelyn Wagaman were married February 28, 1943 at the home of her parents near Villisca. The couple has one daughter, Lois L. Williams Sanson.
Evelyn was very active with Blue Birds, 4-H as a leader for five years, summer camp counselor, Bible School director, and superintendent of Sunday School. She was president of the Presbyterian Womens' Group and received an honorary membership and pins from the Presbyterian Church.

In 1986 she was instrumental in forming a support group for Alzheimers Disease. She was chosen Montgomery County Homemaker of the Year in 2002. Evelyn enjoyed family history and was on the Montgomery County History Center Board for five years, in charge of the Pittsburg School and helped with identifying country schools for the Page County Nodaway Valley museum. She enjoyed attending Rose Hill Church, rural Clarinda. While there she was instrumental in making sure the veterans' graves were marked on Memorial Day.

Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Lois and husband Gary Sanson of Council Bluffs, Iowa, grandchildren Scott Sanson of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jodi and husband Brett Immel and their son Beckett of Chicago, Ill.; sister, Nadine and husband Lawrence Blume of College Springs, Iowa; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents Susan and Orville Wagaman, husband, Wallace; and sister, Louise and her husband Norman Nygaard.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 21, 2010 at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel with Pastor Charles Mayer officiating. Interment was at North Page Cemetery, rural Villisca. Memorials are suggested to Villisca Fire & Rescue. Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel provided arrangements.

Johnson, Randall Scott - Randall Scott Johnson, son of Clayton E. and Mary L. (Nelson) Johnson was born on September 8, 1957 in Red Oak, Iowa. He passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 28, 2010 on the family farm at Essex, Iowa at the age of 52 years, 9 months and 20 days.
Randy lived all of his life in the Essex area growing up on the family farm northwest of town and had just recently moved “back home” last fall.
He attended the Essex Community Schools, graduating with the Essex High School Class of 1976.
For the last 22 years, Randy worked for Shenandoah Sanitation in addition to farming. Prior to that he worked for Funk’s Oil in Shenandoah. He was a member of the Fremont Lutheran Church at Nyman.
Randy loved farming, family gatherings, his many friends, coffee at Lou and Al’s, lunch with the guys, visiting with his route customers, his niece, nephew, nephew-in-law and great nephew. He also enjoyed vacations to Mexico, Hawaii, California, Colorado skiing, trips to Spirit Lake for boating and water skiing, and snowmobiling. Randy was also well known for pulling pranks on anyone and everyone.
Preceding Randy in death was his mother, Mary L. Johnson in 2003. Survivors include his father, Clayton E. Johnson of Shenandoah; two sisters, Deb Comstock and her husband Terry of Stratford, IA and Vicki Maher and her husband Chris of Omaha, NE; niece, Sara Comstock Livermore and husband Josh of Iowa City, IA; nephew, Andy Comstock of Stratford, IA; great nephew, Abram Livermore of Iowa City, IA; aunts, cousins; Scooter the cat; other relatives and many friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials are being directed to the Randy Johnson Memorial Fund. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Nyman.

Major, Vernon LeRoy - Vernon LeRoy Major, youngest of six sons was born to Edison Marion Major and Lilly Mae (McMurthery) Major, October 1, 1935, at Circleville, Kansas. His parents moved to the Westboro area. He attended High Bank grade school until 4th grade. He would walk across the field each day to school. He graduated from Westboro High School with the class of 1954.
He served with the National Guard for twenty five years. He retired from the National Guard earning the rank of 1st Sergeant
On February 3, 1957, he was united in marriage to Dixie Lee Freeze at the United Congregational Church in Farragut, Iowa. They lived in the Coin, Shenandoah and Essex area.
During his working days, Vernon was employed by Mt. Arbor Nursery, City of Coin, Eaton’s for 17 years, truck driver for Tiemeyer Inc., later having his own trucking business, and retiring due to illness.
Some of his interests included raising hogs, taking trips to Branson, MO, camping, deer hunting and snowmobiling in MN. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Clem, James and Eddie. Those left to honor his memory include wife Dixie of 53 years, daughter Carol and husband Mike of Emerson, Iowa, son Michael and wife Mary Ann of Imogene, Iowa and son Steven and wife Debbie of Shenandoah, Iowa; grandchildren Matthew of Shenandoah, Iowa, Joshua, Independence, KY and Jordan Major of Imogene, Iowa, and Kolton, Keegan and Kameron Wederquist of Emerson, Iowa; brothers Clarence and wife Terry Major of Shenandoah; Don and wife Florence Major of Burlington Junction, MO and sister-in-law Geraldine Major of Creston, Iowa; brother-in-law David Freeze and wife Marjorie of Shenandoah; brother-n-law Eugene Freeze of Henderson, NV and sister-n-law Darlene Kowalke and husband Dennis of Milwaukee, WI , along with other family members and friends.
Vernon passed away peacefully at his home in rural Essex surrounded by his family following a brief illness from cancer. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends but his memory will live on forever.

Peterson, Donald L. - Donald Leroy Peterson was born April 9, 1924 in rural Essex, Iowa the son of Karl Reuben Emmanuel and Alma (Anderson) Peterson. He passed away on Thursday evening, June 24, 2010 at the Ambassador Care Center in Sidney, Iowa at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 15 days.

Donald grew up in rural Page County and graduated from Shenandoah High School with the class of 1941. On January 12, 1946 he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Patience at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. This union was blessed with four children; Nancy, David, Daniel and Kristen.

Don was a farmer his entire life and enjoyed raising horses and mules. He was known for hauling Santa Clause with his team of horses and wagon and for participating in the Circus Parade in Milwaukee, WI. He also enjoyed ceramic work. He was a member of the Shenandoah Toastmasters and Rotary Club. He actively participated in all aspects of Emmanuel Lutheran Church work, serving as an educator, council member and an active Lutheran Brotherhood leader. After age 60, Don received his LPN degree from Iowa Western Community College in Clarinda. He also enjoyed his Southwest Iowa Theater Guild involvement.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Peterson of Shenandoah, Iowa; his children, Nancy Hertel and her husband Gary of Madison, Wisconsin, David Peterson of Shenandoah, Iowa, Dan Peterson and his wife Julianna of Imogene, Iowa, Kristen Sneed and her husband Andrew of Shirland, Illinois; five grandchildren, Kerry, Andrew, Mary Catherine, Jacob and Nathan; two great grandchildren, Clare and Benjamin; a sister, Marcella Bateman of Great Bend, Kansas; a brother, Reynold Verner Peterson of Madison, Wisconsin; two nieces; two nephews and many other friends.

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Whipp, Forrest Farquhar - Funeral services for Forrest Whipp, age 86, of Lenox, who died Saturday, June 26, 2010 in Omaha, Nebraska were held Friday, July 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lenox United Presbyterian Church. Interment was held at the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox.

Forrest Farquhar Whipp, the oldest son of Isabelle Farquhar Whipp and Lloyd Adam Whipp, was born on July 18, 1923 in College Springs, Iowa. Forrest was the first boy in the family that already included two sisters, Ruth Pauline and Betty Jean. A new brother, Lloyd Louden Whipp, was born the following year.

This young family's early years were spent on a farm near College Springs surrounded by brothers and sisters of Isabelle and Lloyd. Like many others during the Great Depression, the family faced many challenges; however, Forrest and his siblings enjoyed a simple and happy childhood surrounded by family and friends.

During these years, the Whipp children developed their musical interests, with special encouragement from their musically-talented father. Even before high school, Forrest was already playing his baritone horn as a member of the Clarinda Municipal Band which was under the direction of Major Landers, a well-known band leader of the day.

In high school, Forrest performed baritone horn solos at two national music contests and received superior ratings for each performance. He was also the member of a high school boy's quartet invited to sing at the national FFA convention in Kansas City.

In 1940, during Forrest's junior year in high school, the family purchased a farm east of Lenox, Iowa, which became the homestead for Isabelle and Lloyd until their retirement. Following graduation in 1941, Forrest's education took a short break to earn money for college; however, he enrolled at Simpson College in the fall of 1942 after receiving an attractive scholarship offer.

It was at Simpson where Forrest met his wife, Margaret Gray, a music major from Des Moines. Forrest became a member of the Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Mu Alpha fraternities. Like many young men during these war years, Forrest left college before graduating. It was toward the end of the war when Forrest suffered perhaps his greatest disappointment in life the early loss of his beloved younger brother, Lloyd ("Sam") on Iwo Jima.

Margaret and Forrest were married in Omaha after Margaret's graduation from Simpson. Their first homes were on rented farms in the Lenox area, and Margaret began a long career of teaching music in the Lenox schools in 1945. They purchased their first farm in 1950, and accumulated several additional farms over the years.

The couple became increasingly involved with Lenox and the surrounding communities, particularly through musical events at schools and churches. Forrest became an Elder and Trustee at the United Presbyterian Church, and sang in the choir for many years. He was an active member of Tremont Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star, twice serving as Worthy Patron.

Forrest also was a member of the Lenox Flying Club, he served on several Taylor County Boards, and was a Board Member for Taygold Cooperative. After retirement, and building a new house in Lenox, Forrest became active in other community service through the Rotary Club, the annual Christmas Park decorating, and the project to refurbish the Lenox Depot. He also performed with the traveling singers who celebrated the Lenox and Clearfield centennials, as well as with the Easter Cantatas in Lenox.
Forrest also found time to fit in other interests, such as riding motorcycles, short-wave radio operation and travel.

Over the years, Margaret and Forrest traveled to all 50 states and to 34 countries some several times. He also maintained his love of animals, and was always anxious to talk about man's best friend!

Forrest is survived by his loving wife, Margaret; his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Pamela Whipp of San Rafael, California; his daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Stephen Robinson of Omaha, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Jennifer Robinson Zebrack and husband John of Reno, Nevada; Joseph Robinson and fiance Nicole Martinez of Omaha, Nebraska; and Sarah Jane Robinson of Omaha, Nebraska; and two great-grandchildren, Jane and Joshua Zebrack, of Reno, Nevada. Also surviving is a sister, Betty Jean Duncan of Lincoln, Nebraska; and in-laws, Douglas Sherwin of Arizona; and Mildred and Ted Hansen of California, along with many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Preceding Forrest in death are his parents, Lloyd and Isabelle Whipp; a brother, Lloyd (Sam) Louden; and a sister, Ruth Pauline Sherwin.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Logan, Daniel D. - Daniel D. Logan, 93, was born February 2, 1917 in Clarinda, Iowa, to Henry A. (Dutch) Logan and Hazel Lorraine (Bell) Logan. He was a graduate of Clarinda High school, Class of 1934, and Clarinda Junior College. Dan had Professional Photography training on the YALE Campus. On November 26, 1939, he married June Knowles in the Clarinda Methodist Church. Following their marriage, Dan and June lived in Fort Morgan, Colorado, running Logan’s Studio until 1943. In 1943 and 1944 they were in Washington D.C. where Dan was a photographer for the F.B.I. December of 1944 to December of 1946 Dan served as an Army Field Artillery Officer, 2nd Lieutenant in Berlin. Dan returned to Clarinda following discharge from the service and joined his father in Logan’s Studio. Dan and June had two daughters Sandra Claypool and Susan Logan.
In his youth, Dan was a member of the Boys Scouts and was the second Eagle Scout in Clarinda. As an adult he served in the community of Clarinda in a variety of ways by participating on numerous boards and committees. He was a past president of the Lions Club having received the Lions Club Community Service Award in 1954; was a 66 year member of the Nodaway Lodge service as secretary from 1987-2008. He was also a member of the Ambassador and RSVP. His commitment to Boy Scouts continued throughout his lifetime. His last service to the scouts was at the age of 92 when he spoke during an Eagle Scout presentation.
He passed away July 9, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents Dutch and Hazel Logan and his wife of 68 years, June.
Dan is survived by his daughters Sandra Claypool and husband Roger of New Hampton, Iowa and Susan Logan of Omaha, NE; grandchildren Jeff Claypool and wife Kim of Ottumwa, Iowa, Jeree Svec and husband Bob of New Hampton, Iowa, Dan Claypool and wife Mind y of Wildwood, MO; great grandchildren Abby, Samantha, Morgan, Alison Claypool and Trevor Svec.
Funeral services for Dan Logan, 93 of Clarinda, were held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Clarinda with burial at the Clarinda Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Nodaway Lodge No. 140 or Iowa Hospice

Memorial services for Daniel Logan, 93 of Clarinda, will be held 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Clarinda. Interment will be prior to the service. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Walker-Merrick Funeral Home with Masonic Services at 7 p.m. Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church.
Walker-Merrick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Wichman, Wesley George - Funeral services for Wesley George Wichman, 72 of Clarinda, will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Daryl Tompkins officiating. Interment will be at Immanuel Cemetery. Family visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the St. John Handicap Access Fund or Alzheimer's Association.

Wesley Dean “George” Wichman was born March 24, 1938 in Nodaway Township northwest of Clarinda on the family farm. He passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2010 in Red, Iowa at the age of 72 years.
Wesley lived within one mile of his birthplace all but six months of his life. He attended Butler School then McCunn School. When he was finished with school he started working for uncle Mervil Sunderman. Wesley then worked for the Geer family. He also drove a raw milk truck for Borden’s to Kansas City and also worked at Hi-Grade Meat. He worked for McCunn Implement, Hartstack Trucking, Hopkins Elevator and farmed and trucked throughout his life. Wesley had to give up farming when his health became a problem in the last few years.
Wesley enjoyed golfing, his John Deere tractor collection, and deer hunting with his family and friends. He celebrated his 72nd birthday in March and the day was a good remembrance for all the family. Farming, trucking, church and golf are the four things which he particularly enjoyed.
Wesley was baptized April 3, 1938 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorktown, IA and was confirmed May 25, 1952 at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA. He married Gail Kirchner September 25, 1960 at Immanuel Lutheran Church and the couple has three daughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ethel (Sump) and William Wichman, mother and father-in-law Walter and Nevada Kirchner, and grandson Brannon Harvey.
He is survived by his wife, Gail of Clarinda, daughters Charnette Harvey & husband Mark of Clarinda, Michelle Varley and husband Gregg of Liberty, MO, and Pam Judkins and husband Jeff of San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren Jared & Matthew Varley and Justin & Jake Judkins; brothers Glen Wichman and wife Caroline of Clarinda, and Darrel Wichman and wife Jean of Clarinda, sister Edith Rebhuhn and husband Lyle of Omaha, NE; sister-in-law Nancy Rutz and husband Tim of San Antonio, TX; and aunt, Elnora Sump of Clarinda.


Bredensteiner, Elizabeth "Beth" Ann - Beth passed away on Monday, July 5, 2010 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah. Memorials are being directed to the Beth Bredensteiner Memorial Fund. Family requests no flowers please.

Survivors include her two children, Ann Stevens of Shenandoah and son, Bob Bredensteiner. Beth was preceded in death by her husband Benny Bredensteiner.

Hackett Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Tillman, Rodney - Rodney passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 9, 2010 at the Shenandoah Medical Center. He is survived by his wife Krista and other relatives.

Memorials may be directed to the family. Burial Farragut Cemetery.

Hackett Livingston Funeral Home, Shenandoah, Iowa.

Falk, Julia - Julia passed away Tuesday evening, July 6, 2010 at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rose Hill Cemetery, Shenandoah, Iowa. Kirsch.

Brittain, Josephine "Josie" Llanes - Funeral services for Josephine “Josie” Brittain, age 50, of Clarinda, Iowa, who entered into peace following a courageous battle with cancer Monday, July 5, 2010 at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Clarinda, Iowa were held Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Daryl Tompkins officiating. Visitation with the family was held Friday, July 9, 2010 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Clarinda, Iowa.

Josephine Llanes Brittain was born March 19, 1960 in Manila, Philippines. She was the daughter of Prudencio Llanes and Librada (Belen) Llanes. She was the second of six children. Josie grew up in the Philippines where she graduated from High School and attended college for two years. She also received her nursing degree. On April 1, 1987, Josie was united in marriage to Mark Brittain in the Philippines. They were blessed with one son, Kiel.

Josie was an L. P. N. and had worked at Westridge Care and Rehab Center and at the Mental Health Institute in Clarinda. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Clarinda. Josie enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking especially barbecuing.

Preceding Josie in death was her sister, Marilou Llanes.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Mark Brittain of Clarinda, Iowa; son, Kiel Brittain of Clarinda, Iowa; step-son, Kenyon Brittain of Wayne, Nebraska; step grandson, Dominic Brittain of Red Oak, Iowa; parents, Prudencio and Librada Llanes of the Philippines; brothers, George Llanes and wife Jean of the Philippines; Prudencio Llanes, Jr. and wife Emy of Singapore; sisters, Edna Bachecha and husband Edward of Alberta, Canada and Gloria Cortezano and husband Jerome of Saudi Arabia; nieces; nephews; and many, many friends.

Josie was a very caring nurse and friend and will be missed by her family and many friends. Her love, inspiration and memory will live on in their hearts.
May God grant comfort and peace to those that mourn her passing.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.