Area Obituaries

Donald F. Lane, 93, Newton

Donald F. Lane, 93, died Saturday, November 23, 2019, under the care of Wesley Life Hospice in his home at Park Centre, in Newton, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton. The family will greet friends with a…

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Mary Carol Nelson West, 87, CastleRock, CO

Mary Carol Nelson West, 87, of Castle Rock, CO, passed away Sunday, November 3rd. Mary was a Christmas Eve baby born December 24,1931 in Madison, WI. She received her R.N. from Bethesda School of Nursing in St. Paul, MN. Upon receiving her degree, Mary moved to Denver, CO where she practiced as a surgical nurse.…

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Robert M. Gerke, 78, Fall City, WA

Robert M. Gerke of Fall City, Washington passed away on August 21, 2019. He was 78. Robert was born in State Center, Iowa on November 26, 1940 to Martin and Isabelle Gerke. He grew up on the family farm with his siblings, Dean, Donna, Judy, Russ, and Kay. He lived in State Center until he…

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Mary Elizabeth (Goodman) Buggs, 50

Mary Elizabeth (Goodman) Buggs, 50, beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away on October 18, 2019 in Long Beach, California, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Mary was born on May 5, 1969 in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Donald and Judith Goodman. The fifth of seven children, Mary grew up in State Center, Iowa,…

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Janet Pundt, 85, State Center

IN LOVING MEMORY OF Janet Arlene Pundt BORN – April 16, 1934      DIED – September 10, 2019 AGE – 85 years, 4 months, 25 days VISITATION HELD AT Trinity Lutheran Church – State Center, Iowa Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 pm Prayer service at 4:00 pm. CLERGY Pastor Robert Ricard  INTERMENT Hillside Cemetery…

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Margaret (Hall) Hemphill, 96, formerly of State Center

Margaret (Hall) Hemphill passed away after a long and beautiful life on September 8, 2019, at the age of 96 in Somers, NY. Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Riverside Cemetery in Marshalltown, IA, with Rev. Brenda Willis officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online…

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Larry G. Mercer, 69, Marshalltown

The soul of a true American and Marine, Larry G. Mercer, age 69, of Marshalltown, departed this earthly life on the morning of Monday, August 19, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Mitchell Family Funeral…

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Grace Lepley, 83, Union

Grace Lepley, age 83, lifelong Union area resident, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Cedar Valley Hospice in Waterloo. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Memorials in her memory may be directed to the Miller Cemetery or…

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Eunice M. Gilgen, 92, Marshalltown

Eunice M. Gilgen, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Southridge Specialty Care and Hospice, Marshalltown, IA. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home, Marshalltown, IA. Funeral Services will be at Hope United Methodist Church at 11:00 am August 24, 2019, Marshalltown, IA.…

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Dale Henze, 91, Marshalltown

Dale Henze, 91, of Marshalltown, passed away on August 16, 2019, at State Center Specialty Care. A visitation for Dale will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019  from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home.  A funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with pastor Bobby Shomo officiating. Memorials in Dale’s name may…

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