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Dortha Freeman

September 17, 2015

Dortha M. Freeman, 93, of Prairie City, Iowa and Rockaway Beach, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at the Baxter Healthcare Center after a short illness. Dortha was a strong woman - a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished every moment spent with her family. She was "Mom" to many, including the sons-in-law and daughters-in-law that loved her as their...
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Harold Fay Miller

June 7, 1937 - September 16, 2015

Harold Fay Miller was born June 7, 1937 in Hatfield, Missouri to Alva and Clela (Todd) Miller. He was the youngest of nine children. After attending school in Grant City, MO and Redding, IA., he graduated from Redding High School in 1956. He married Rowena Lambert of Redding, Iowa on June 22, 1958. Harold enlisted in the United States Army in 1959 and was stationed at Ft. Lewis in...
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Richard "Dick" Schaefer

March 3, 1941 - September 6, 2015

Richard Schaefer passed away Sunday, September 6, 2015 at his home in Carlisle. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. Family and friends visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Interment will be in the Carlisle City Cemetery. Dick and Cheryl have...
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Betty Finley

September 4, 2015

Betty Finley passed away on September 4, 2015 at the Carlisle Care Center. Betty was born on September 14, 1929 in San Antonio , Texas. Betty is survived by her husband John Finley of Des Moines, Iowa, her son Stephen Farrar (Norma), Daughter Leslie Kuhlke (Steve), Stepson Tom Finley (Dianne), 5 Grandchildren- Amanda, Michelle, Danielle, David, Megan, 8 Great Grandchildren. Betty loved Golf,...
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Karol Ann Funke

July 30, 1944 - August 30, 2015

Karol Ann Coffin Osgood Funke of Carlisle, Iowa passed away Sunday August 30, 2015 at the Indianola Good Samaritan Center. Karol was born July 30, 1944 to Alice Isabelle (Kerr Coffin) and George Claude Coffin Jr. in Marshalltown, Iowa. Karol grew up in Marshalltown and graduated in 1962 and graduated from Marshalltown Community College in 1964, then in 1966 she graduated from the State College of...
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Duane Mott

November 27, 1930 - August 8, 2015

Phillip Duane Mott, 84, found peace on Saturday, August 8th at The Village in Indianola, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 12th, at the Carlisle Christian Church at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 11th, at Peterson's Funeral Home from 6-8 pm in Carlisle,with family present. Duane was born on November 27th, 1930 to Thomas and Flavia (McClain) Mott of...
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Kenneth Louis Mathis

May 2, 1939 - August 7, 2015

Kenneth Louis Mathis, formally of Indianola, died on August 7, 2015 at Genesis Senior Living Center. Services will be held at Peterson Funeral Home 602 E. Salem Indianola, IA 50125 on August 13, 2015 at 2 PM. Kenneth Louis Mathis was born on May 2, 1939 to Alfred and Eunice (Covey) Mathis. He married Janice Funk in 1963 and to this union two daughters were born. He married Deanna Olson on June...
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Larry Cummings

July 18, 2015

Larry Cummings, 77, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 18, 2015. He was born in Carlisle and graduated from Carlisle High School in 1956 then attended Simpson College. He was a man of many talents including farmer, business owner, and builder. His last position was a foreman at Corell Contractors. Larry was a member of Local Union 234 and the Carlisle Christian Church. ...
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Leona G Kumm

November 28, 1923 - July 12, 2015

Leona Kumm, age 91 passed away July 12 at Unity Point Health Care Des Moines, Ia. Leona a former employee Simpson College of Indianola, Ia for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband John Kumm after 50 years of marriage. Survived by daughter, Sharon K Phelps (B0b), Bondurant, IA; son, Larry Kumm, Normal, IL, stepson Philip Kumm Great Falls, MT. 8 grand children and 14 great...
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Joseph Richard Pasa

September 29, 1951 - July 8, 2015

Joseph Richard Pasa, age 63, of Rural Norwalk, passed away early Wednesday, June 8, 2015 at Taylor House Hospice. Joe was born in Centerville, Iowa to Joseph A. and Pauline (Smith) Pasa. Joe and family had lived in St. Marys, Iowa before moving to the Norwalk Community in 1992. Joe worked as a security officer for NPI up until the time of his illness. He loved classic rock music and had played...
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James W. Kloster

April 16, 1955 - June 29, 2015

James Wilbur Kloster, age 60, a son of Bob and Mary Kloster was born April 16, 1955 and passed away June 29, 2015 at the home of his mother in Carlisle after seven and one-half years of fighting cancer. Jim graduated from Des Moines Technical High School in 1973, AIB in 1980 in Business Administration and obtained his Accounting degree in 1993. Jim started his own business (professional Services...
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Mitch Wolfe

June 28, 2015

Mitchell W. Wolfe of Carlisle passed away at his home on June 28, 2015. Funeral Services for Mitch will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday July 7, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. Mitch is survived by his wife Brenda Wolfe of Carlisle, Daughter Jessica Wolfe of Manhatten, KS; ...
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Zula maxine Chandler

November 29, 1920 - June 25, 2015

ZULA MAXINE CHANDLER The only child of Gerald and Edna Freel was born Nov. 29, 1920 and past away June 25, 2015 at the Westview Care Center in Indianola at 94 ½ years of age. She graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1939. She was united in marriage to Harry K. Chandler on Oct. 6,, 1940. To this union one child was born, Norma Jean Chandler Ball. In the early years they farmed in...
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Jerry Torrence

February 10, 1935 - June 19, 2015

} Jerry M. TorrenceNew York City, NYJerry Melville Torrence, 80, passed away on the evening of Friday, June 19 at his home in New York City, after a long bout with mouth cancer. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Judith Douglas Torrence in 2002. Jerry was born on February 10, 1935 in St. Charles, Madison County, Iowa, the only child of James and Laura Dawn Torrence. The family moved to...
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Erna R. Pentico

December 21, 1920 - June 11, 2015

Erna R. Pentico passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Carlisle Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, with burial to follow in the Avon Cemetery. A visitation with Erna's family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home. Erna was born on December 21, 1920 in Manson, Iowa to...
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Joel Dean Peck

February 1, 1937 - June 2, 2015

A Celebration of Life for Joel Peck 78, who passed away Monday, June 2, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Carlisle United Methodist Church with a reception and lunch following in the Carlisle Family Life Center. Joel is survived by his wife Kay Peck of Carlisle; son, Joel Bradley(Natalie)Peck of Wisconsin; daughter,...
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Mary Sue Fickel

January 5, 1956 - May 30, 2015

Mary Sue Fickel, 59, of Indianola passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015. She was born in Ottumwa, Iowa to Alfred Earl and Mary Helen (Billingsley) Fickel, lived in Fairfield, Iowa for two years then moved to Indianola, Iowa. Mary Sue received her education through Winifred Law Opportunity Center in Indianola. She moved to Handicap Village in Clear Lake and Mason City where she lived in the group...
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Darell Lee Bowlin

January 18, 1950 - May 29, 2015

Darell Lee Bowlin age, 65, passed from this life early Fri day, May 29, 2015 at Kavanagh on 56th St. in Des Moines. Darell has been a Carlisle resident for the last 37 years. In past times he had been on the Carlisle Fire and Rescue Dept. and had worked for Signature Air as a plane fueler. Darell was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Bowlin and Dortha Bowlin. Surviving is his daughter,...
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Junior Dale Broyles

January 1, 1922 - May 24, 2015

Junior Dale Broyles, age 93, passed away early Sunday morning. May 24, 2015 at the Indianola Good Samaritan Center. A resident of Indianola since 1950, he worked for the City of Indianola Street Dept. retiring in 1984. Graveside Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Indianola I.O.O.F. Memorial Gardens Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Survivors include...
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John "Johnny" Baber

February 12, 1930 - May 21, 2015

John Baber passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center in Indianola. Funeral and Eastern Star services for John will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the Carlisle Christian Church with interment and Masonic services in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Des Moines. A lunch will follow interment at the Carlisle Christian Church. A visitation will be held on...
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Phyllis B. Norgard

December 26, 1932 - May 20, 2015

Phyllis B. Norgard of Carlisle passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Graveside Services for Phyllis will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Wallace Cemetery in Wick, Iowa. Phyllis is survived by her children; Gary(Kandee) Norgard of Altoona and Diane(Scott) Hill of Des Moines; grandchildren, Josh(Elizabeth) Miller of Des Moines, Garret (Uong)...
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Bertha McNeer

November 23, 1920 - May 17, 2015

Bertha McNeer, age 95 passed away peacefully on Sunday May 17, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Care Center. She was born on November 23, 1920 to Ruth and Dan Trunnell of Lucas County, Iowa. After graduating from Norwood High School in 1938, Bertha took classes over the summer to become a teacher. She started her 43 year career the fall of 1938 in a one room school house in Lucas County. Bertha...
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Elphie Belle Ridgeway

October 23, 1913 - May 12, 2015

Mrs. Elphie Belle Ridgeway, age 101, passed away early Tuesday, May 12,, 2015 at Parkridge Nursing Home in Pleasant Hill. She was a long time Runnells, then Prairie City Resident; spending the last four years at the care center. Funeral Services for Elphie will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2015 at the Runnells Christian Church, officiated by Rev. Brad Thornton. Burial in Lowman Cemetery. ...
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Betty Betts

September 4, 1925 - May 9, 2015

Betty was born September 4, 1925 in the family home near Panora, Iowa. She attended school in Menlo and later in Guthrie Center, graduating in 1943. After attending teachers training at Simpson College in Indianola she taught school in Country Schools in Guthrie County. Betty married John Betts on August 11, 1946. Two sons were born to this marriage, John Jr. in 1953 and Michael in 1956. Betty ws...
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Doris L. Campbell

October 13, 1922 - April 30, 2015

Doris Lavon Campbell, age 92, was born and raised in Ringgold County Iowa, and had been an Indianola resident since 1946, passed away early Thursday at the Indianola Good Samaritan Center. She was an Avon Products Sales Representative for over 40 years in Indianola and Warren County. Doris had been a member of the VFW Auxillary and Honors Society of Avon. Preceded In death by her parents and...
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Helen May Rupe

November 29, 1930 - April 29, 2015

Helen Rupe passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Westview Care Center in Indianola, Iowa. A memorial funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Indianola First United Methodist Church. Visitation with family will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, prior to services. Burial of ashes will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Indianola. Helen was born on November...
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Gordon and Mary Gwinn

April 17, 2015

Mary F. and Gordon Gwinn Gordon, age 83 of Anoka, MN passed away April 15, 2015. He was joined by Mary, age 82 who passed away April 17, 2015. Gordon and Mary were married 59 years and were a Godly couple who were always ready to help others. Gordon and Mary are survived by their son, Kevin (Carolyn); daughters, Susan (Mark) Swanson and Karen Larsen(Chuck); grandchildren, Jake, Joe,...
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Margy Ann Hering

November 8, 1925 - April 4, 2015

MARGY A. HERING Ankeny, Iowa Margy A. Hering, 89, of Ankeny, Iowa died April 4, 2015, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A private burial service will be held at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines. Following the burial, a Memorial Service for Margy will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle Iowa. The family will be present from 1:00...
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Debra Sue Peacock

November 20, 1958 - April 2, 2015

Debbie (Edwards) Peacock, 56, went to be with the Lord, April 2, 2015. Debbie attended Carlisle High School. Debbie then worked for the United States Postal Service and American Building Centers. Debbie is survived by her father, Bob Edwards; son, Jeremiah(Laura)Patterson of Colorado; sister, Cathy(Dallas)Robison; 6 grandchildren, Nathanael, Kyndall, Ian, Tylor, Lily and Caleb Patterson;...
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Judy Kay Howe

July 26, 1953 - March 30, 2015

Judy Kay Howe, 62, of Avon Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 30, 2015. Judy was born July 26, 1953 in Missouri. She is survived by her children: Jeff (Jessica) Cleghorn, Mandy (David) Taylor, Alisha (Arturo) Moguel, Steven (Misty) Howe Jr.; granddaughters, Shelby, Josie, Charsi, Arianna, Alondra and Raelynn; great grandson, Levi; brother, Kenneth (Teresa) Cleghorn; several...
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Ronald Eugene Anderson

February 17, 1955 - March 29, 2015

Ronald Eugene Anderson passed away Sunday, March 30, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa. Funeral services for Ron will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. A visitation with Ron's family will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 also at Peterson Funeral Home. Ronald, the son of Jack and Betty Anderson, was born February 17, 1955, in Knoxville...
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Martin Evert Gardner

April 16, 1929 - March 24, 2015

Martin E. Gardner, 85, of Carlisle, died March 24, 2015 at Mercy Hospital. He was born in Des Moines, Polk County and was a farmer most of his life in Warren County. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean (Prall) Gardner. He is survived by his three daughters, Pamela Frank of Minneapolis, MN, Brenda King of Altoona, IA, and Elizabeth Wedemeyer of Colleyville, TX; three...
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Wanda Bair

March 13, 2015

Wanda Bair entered eternal life on March 13, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Her spirit is carried on by her husband Ron Bair, Daughter Kim, Son Bret, and granddaughters Callie (Justin) and Caitlin (Josh) and great grandson Noah. Visitation is Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Ia. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home. In lieu...
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Evelyn Diane Smith-Peno

October 30, 1957 - March 10, 2015

Loving and beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. Evie the caregiver, friend and loved one went home to Jesus, March 10, 2015 at Taylor House in Des Moines. Per Evelyn's request, a private family celebration of life service will be held at a later date at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Evelyn was born on October 30, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Lester and...
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Keith Webster Gardner

August 11, 1925 - March 2, 2015

Keith Webster Gardner passed away March 2, 2015 at Prairie Vista Village in Altoona. Keith was born August 11,1925, (in Palmyra Township) to loving parents, Elera and Bess Gardner. He grew up on a farm near Carlisle, Ia. His youth was spent helping with the many farm jobs and joining others for activities at the Middle River Friends Church, of which he was a member. Keith volunteered to join...
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Audrey Clark

February 27, 2015

Audrey B. Clark 93, passed away on February 27, 2015 at Bright Kavanaugh House in Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday March 6, 2015 at the Missionary Baptist Church in Carlisle. Funeral Services will be at 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the Missionary Baptist Church in Carlisle. There will be a luncheon following services at the church. Burial will be at the Highland Memory...
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Monte L Maranell

June 9, 1950 - February 13, 2015

Monte LeRoy Maranell passed away Friday, February 13, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Mones, IA following a brief battle with Cancer. He was born June 9, 1950 In Sanborn, Iowa to Marlin and Amy (Block) Maranell. He was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather. Monte held a management position for Helena Industries for over 25 years . In his free time he enjoyed fishing and spending time with...
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Patrick Healy

February 10, 2015

Patrick Healy passed away February 10, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral Services for Patrick will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 16, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Burial will be at the Middle River Cemetery in Carlisle, Iowa. There will be a luncheon following services at Peterson Funeral Home Reception Room. Patrick is survived by his Daughter Amy (Troy) Ohnemus and...
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Joyce Marie Stephens

October 26, 1961 - January 31, 2015

Joyce Marie Stephens passed away January 31, 2015. Joyce was born on October 26, 1961 in Carroll, Iowa. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Joyce made your life better just by knowing her. She was loved and will be missed by her family and friends. Joyce is survived by her husband of 34 years, Andrew "Jim" Stephens; children, Kale(Samantha)Stephens, Tara(Coty)Mosqueda, and Kathryn Stephens;...
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Margaret Jean Killam-Greener

March 8, 1920 - January 29, 2015

Margaret Killam Greener, 94, of Ft. Worth, Texas, died Jan. 29, 2015, at Universal Hospice, Ft. Worth, Texas from Alzheimer's disease. The body was cremated. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Peterson Funeral Home in Indianola. Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Indianola. Margaret was born in St. Charles, Iowa. Margaret was a homemaker and loved all babies and...
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Nioma Eureka Gaston

November 21, 1912 - January 25, 2015

Nioma Eureka Gaston Carlisle, Iowa Nioma Gaston, 102, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Carlisle Assisted Living Center. A memorial graveside service for Nioma will be held at the Avon Cemetery (Located at the intersection of SE 40th St. and Hart Ave.) on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with a lunch to follow at Peterson's Funeral Home in Carlisle. Nioma was born...
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Robert Dale Darr

February 2, 1929 - January 20, 2015

Robert (Bob) D. Darr, 85 beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at Good Samaritan Indianola Memory Lane on January 20, 2015. Visitation will be held at Peterson Funeral Home Carlisle, IA on Saturday January 24, 2015 between 9:30 am– 11am, with service following at 11. Followed by burial with Military Honors at Hartford, IA Cemetery. Bob was born February 2,...
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Theresa Teri Sue Jorgensen

September 26, 1958 - January 20, 2015

We announce the passing of Teri Jorgensen on the morning of January 20, 2015 at her home in Indianola after a long fight with cancer. Terry Sue had been employed by Carlisle Community School District for 18 years and retired 1 year ago. A MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held Friday, January 23, 2015 at The Scotch Ridge United Presbyterian Church from, 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Her favorite meal of...
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David Heller

November 20, 1961 - January 19, 2015


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Gladys "Polly" James

November 13, 1916 - January 10, 2015

Gladys "Polly" Ray-James, 98 passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015. She was born November 13, 1916 to Ellsworth Miller and Mary Moore in Springhill, Iowa. She moved to Hartford as a child and has lived there for over 90 years. Polly enjoyed crocheting, cooking, time outdoors and mostly being with her family. A celebration of life service and lunch will be held Friday, January 16, 2015 at...
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Jessica Lynn Hiskey

September 26, 1984 - January 3, 2015

Jessica Lynn Hiskey passed away Saturday, January 3, 2015 in an automobile accident in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle with cremation to follow services. A visitation with family will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the funeral home. Jessica was born on September 26, 1984 in Des Moines...
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Larry Dean Reece

October 22, 1943 - January 2, 2015

Larry Dean Reece Summerville Larry Dean Reece, 71, of Summerville, husband of Carlene Reece, passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Larry was born on October 22, 1943 in Eldora, IA, son of the late Lawrence Reece and Irene Reinert. Larry graduated from Hubbard High School and went to work for Reece Truckline in New...
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Nancy L. Wray-Turner

December 25, 2014

Nancy L. Wray-Turner passed away on December 25, 2014 at the Bright Kavanaugh House in Des Moines, Iowa. Nancy was born in Coon Rapids, Iowa November 22, 1932. Nancy was preceded in death by her ex-husbands: Harry Wray and Charlie Turner, her parents Daniel Weaver and Kathryn Barnaske, brother Daniel Weaver, sister Patricia Schwartz. Nancy is survived by her son Robert Wray, grandson Justin...
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Ella Mae Tilton

December 26, 1927 - December 25, 2014

Ella Mae (Woods) Tilton, 86, passed away Christmas morning 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Ella Mae Woods was born December 26, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa – the daughter of Ishmeal & Nellie (Brack) Woods. She was second of eight children. She graduated from East High School in 1945. She and Alex Tilton, Jr. were married on November 10, 1945. She worked side by side Alex on...
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Robert Neil Schreiber

June 25, 1923 - December 22, 2014

Robert Neil Schreiber passed away on Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Wesley Village in Indianola. A private memorial graveside service with military honors will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 26, 2014 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. Neil was born on June 25, 1923 in Lucas County, Iowa to Oscar and Gertrude Schreiber (Sones). Neil served his country in the United States...
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Jon P. Mahlstadt

January 2, 1933 - December 17, 2014

Jon P. Mahlstadt, 81, of Indianola, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2014. Jon was born January 2, 1933 in Mason City, IA. He graduated from Indianola High School, served in the Armed Forces and attended Simpson College and Iowa State University. After retiring from the Indianola Post Office, Jon enjoyed working at Peterson's Funeral Home and going to coffee with his friends. Jon is survived...
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Russell King

December 7, 2014

Mr. Russell Jay King, age 78 passed away early on Dec. 7, 2014 at his home near Swan, Iowa. Russell retired from the U.S. Air Force after 22 years of service at the rank of TSGT. He had worked for Carriage House Furniture and had two years with the Postal Service out of Des Moines. Russell enjoyed Fishing, hunting, SAM's BAR, Driving Gravel Roads, owning Kings Green House with his wife Karola;...
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Randall Eugene Bailey

February 25, 1956 - December 6, 2014

Randall Eugene Bailey passed away at his home in Des Moines on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Family will greet friends from 11:00-12:30 prior to services. Burial with military honors will follow at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter. Randall was born on February 25, 1956 in Des...
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Guinith Rush

December 3, 2014

Guinith Rush 72 of Des Moines, passed away December 3, 2014 at Mercy Hospital. Guinith grew up in the Carlisle/Hartford area until 2003 when she moved to Des Moines. Guinith is survived by her daughter Jerri Rush of Des Moines and her brother Jerry Rush of Marshalltown and sister Shanda Martin of Carlisle. There will be a memorial service for Guinith at a later date. www...
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Dessa L. White

February 7, 1918 - November 25, 2014

Mrs. Dessa L. White, age 96, passed away on the morning of November 25, 2014 at The Village here in Indianola. Mrs. White was born in Letcher, S. Dakota to Robert and Verna Titus at the farm home. She has been an Indianola resident since 1989. She graduated from Letcher High School in 1935 and went to Yankton College in Yankton, S. Dakota where she received her B.A. degree in 1939. She taught in...
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Alvin E. Sorenson

August 3, 1938 - November 14, 2014

Alvin Edward Sorenson passed away at home on November 14th, 2014. He served his country in France as an Air Force Policeman with his faithful K-9 beside him. He retired from the Indianola Community School District after 20 years. Al is survived by his wife Colleen Sorenson of Fifty-Five Years. Daughters - Becky Bowlin (Mike), Gail Barrell (Mike)- Son, Kent Sorenson (Shawnee). Grandchildren...
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David Leroy King

January 7, 1943 - November 10, 2014

David L. King passed away Monday, November 10, 2014 at his home in Carlisle. A celebration of life will be held from 10:00 am-12:00 pm Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Burial of ashes with military honors will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter on Monday, November 17, 2014. David is a veteran of the United States Air Force earning the National...
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Clarence See

October 30, 2014

Clarence Merrill See, born October 29, 1916, passed peacefully from this life at his home in Carlisle, IA on October 30, 2014. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at the Carlisle United Methodist Church in Carlisle, Iowa. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Carlisle United Methodist Church. There will be a luncheon at the Family Life Center...
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Ewana Edith Howard

December 16, 1913 - October 29, 2014

Ewana E. Howard passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Pleasant Care in Pleasantville. A visitation for Ewana will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Friday, October 31, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Hartford Cemetery. Ewana was born on December 16, 1913 in Des Moines, Iowa to Claude Johnson and Emma Carpenter. Ewana was a...
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Richard Kenneth Gardner

October 6, 1957 - October 25, 2014

Richard "Dicky" Gardner Lost his fight with pancreatic cancer at the age of 57 on Oct. 25th at the Bright Kavanaugh Hospice center. Born Oct.6, 1957 to Richard and Charlotte Gardner(Naylor) Rich graduated from Carlisle High School in 1975 going on to be a master mechanic at Noble Ford in Indianola for 25+ years. He enjoyed being with all his family, friends and pets. Rich is survived by his...
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Dorothy Hope Halterman

September 26, 1920 - October 25, 2014

Dorothy Hope Halterman, 94, passed away on October 25, 2014 at home following a lengthy illness. Dorothy was born September 26, 1920 to William and Estella Jane German in Des Moines, Iowa. Dorothy was married January 12, 1939 to Vance S. Halterman. They were blessed with five children, Jerry, William, Joyce (Gene) Bales, Patricia Allen and Peggy Clary. Dorothy was preceded in death by her...
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Gabriel Mathew Stephens

October 5, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Gabriel Mathew Stephens Age Still Born Parents Brooke Donaldson and William Stephens Jr. Grandparents Ed and Mary Donaldson Carol Stephens and Jeff Broderson Graveside Funeral Services 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2014 Lorimor Cemetery, Lorimor, Iowa Pastor Larry Graves First Baptist Church, Indianola, Iowa Visitation With family and friends 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. ...
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Sally Ann Schoonover

April 24, 1934 - October 5, 2014

Graveside Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Scotch Ridge Cemetery near Carlisle, Iowa. Sally passed away Oct. 5, 2014 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. She was 80 years old. Preceded in Death by her husband, Dave(1998) she is survived by her son, Kirk; three sisters, Rosemary (Bill) Yeo, Glenadine (Nolan) Etter and Joyce O'Donnell and one brother, James L....
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Michael Owen

May 13, 2014 - September 29, 2014

His pleasure was horses. His Grandfather, Webb Pelton, started the love with an old horse that had graduated from pulling Anderson Erickson milk wagons through residential areas of Des Moines. The retired horse soon became Michael's pet, the first of a long line of horses throughout his life. He was a member and eventually leader of The Flying Hoofs Drill Team of Iowa. This was a group of...
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Leslie Eugene Johns

September 22, 2014

Leslie Eugene Johns, 59, died September 22, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Leslie was employed for 9 years with Keane Thummel Trucking in Bedford, IA. He enjoyed being an over the road truck driver and spending time with family and friends. He is survived by his companion and good friend Carolyn Morgan; his five children, Jamie (James) Starks of Indianola, Erin Johns of Des...
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Betty M. Miller

January 16, 1927 - September 16, 2014

Betty Marie Miller, 87, peacefully passed away at Kavanagh on 56th in Des Moines on Sept. 16, 2014. Betty was born in Des Moines, Iowa on January 16, 1927 to Bert and May Steen. She and Pete Sr. were married in the same room she was born in at her parent's home on March 15, 1947. They lived all their married life in rural Runnells, Iowa. Betty enjoyed growing flowers, gardening, making crafts and...
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Shirley Livingston

September 12, 2014

Shirley was born January 22, 1936 at Rathbun, Iowa to Iven and Gertrude Atwell. She married Wayne McKnight in 1957, he preceded her in death. She married Hugh Livingston October 31, 1969 in Omaha. She is survived by Randall (Donna) McKnight, Rhonda Livingston, Bradley Joe McKnight, Donna (Jim) Thrap, and Michelle Herkelman, 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 3 special children Tim,...
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Donald Klang

March 28, 1931 - September 11, 2014

Donald F. "Don' Klang peacefully passed away at the Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines on September 11,, 2014 with his wife and daughter by his side. Don was born March 28, 1931 in Albert Lea, MN. to Florence Klang. Following high school he served in the U.S. Air Force. Don married Doris Stimmel on March 28, 1959 and celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary. They have one child, Linette (Paul)...
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Doris G. Currier

January 30, 1921 - September 8, 2014

Doris Grace Currier, 93, born on Jan 30 1921 in Churdan, IA died Sept 8 at The Village of Indianola. Funeral services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Indianola at 2 pm Sunday Sept 14th Visitation will be at Peterson Funeral Home in Indianola Saturday Sept 13th from 5-7 pm. Doris graduated high school in Fort Dodge. She then attended 2 years at Iowa State University where...
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Gertrude Hargis

May 25, 1921 - September 6, 2014

Gertrude La Vonne Hargis of Carlisle, Iowa passed away September 6th 2014 at the age of 93. Gertrude was born May 24, 1921 to Alvah and Laura Hammond. La Vonne has lived 66 years in the Hartford/Carlisle area. La Vonne was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Audie Hammond, Tom Hammond, Lowell Hammond, her first husband Lyle Rush and son Audry Ray Rush and second husband Leonard Hargis....
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John A. Roach

September 5, 2014

John Alvin Roach age 93, of Carlisle, died peacefully September 5, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. John who was also called Alvin by many of his friends was born September 3, 1921 in Des Moines, Iowa to John and Eunice (Knouf) Roach. Funeral services for John will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Visitation with John's family will...
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Glen Junior Ross

February 9, 1924 - August 20, 2014

Glen Junior Ross, 90, passed away quietly at home on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Visitation will be held Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5 - 7 at Peterson's Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Funeral will be held on Sunday at 3.Glen was born February 9, 1924 in Centerville, Iowa. Glen has lived in the Carlisle area since 1968 leaving behind a large family and many friends. He is preceded in death by...
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William Louis Redding

August 15, 2014

It is with heavy sadness that we announce the death of William Louis Redding, who passed on the morning of August 15th, in New Virginia, IA. William, better known as 'Bill' and by many as 'Wild Bill', was born in Eaton Rapids, MI in 1953, but has spent many years of his life between Michigan, Florida, and Iowa. At the early age of 16, Bill joined the U.S. Navy and spent time through the Vietnam...
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Vera L. Piffer

August 4, 1920 - July 30, 2014

Vera L. Piffer, at the age of 93, passed away at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, July 30, 2014 following a Stroke. There will be no services per Vera's wishes. She lived in the same house for 70 years on E. Salem. Vera was preceded in death by her husband John Piffer Sr. She is survived by her children, John Jr.(Susan) Piffer and Kathi (Steve) Pfeifer; grandchildren, Michelle Kelley, Jennifer...
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Margaret Sue Cross

January 9, 1936 - July 27, 2014

Margaret passed away July 27, 2014 at her home in Carlisle, Iowa. Family visitation for Margaret will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Thursday at the Carlisle Christian Church. Interment will be at the Carlisle City Cemetery with a luncheon following at the Carlisle Christian Church. Margaret is...
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Stephen Charles Eck

June 2, 1945 - July 26, 2014

Stephen, 69 of Indianola died July 26th at Kavanagh House in Des Moines. The family will receive friends at the Peterson Funeral Home in Indianola on Tuesday, July 29th from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Survivors include his daughter Kathryn (Dustin) Slay and granddaughter Abigail of Little Rock, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will go to a charity focusing on juvenile diabetes research.
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Vera L. Cope

June 25, 1916 - July 13, 2014

Vera Cope loved to travel. Everyone who knew her had listened to her stories of hiking in the national parks all over the continental US, Canada, Hawaii and Alaska. We would listen to the awe in her voice as she described visiting Israel to walk where Jesus had walked. This Sunday morning, July 13th, 2014, (and after a brief time of fond farewells with family), she caught her final flight...
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Lois Loretta Hardin

July 13, 2014

Lois Loretta Hardin, 101, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Indianola Good Samaritan. Visitation will be held Sat., July 19, 10:00-11:00 AM at Peterson Funeral Home in Indianola. Graveside services immediately following at Scotch Ridge Cemetery. Lois is survived by 7 sons and daughters, Don (Vi) Hardin, Lamoni: Pat (Tex) Gatrel, Des Moines: Carol (Duane) Gilleland, Holly Lake Ranch, TX:...
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Edgar Patterson

July 12, 2014

Edgar S Patterson, 85, of Carlisle, Iowa passed away July 12th, 2014, with family by his side. He was born to Gladys and Herbert Patterson in Carlisle June 30th, 1929. He married the late Marilyn Maxine Campbell on April 27th, 1952 and lived on the farmstead in Palmyra township. Ed and Marilyn had five children: H. Scott Patterson, William L. Patterson, Joel D. Patterson (deceased), Kimela S....
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William Vernon Gissible

April 18, 1943 - July 9, 2014

William 'Bill' Vernon Gissible, passed away at the age of 71, peacefully at home on the morning of July 9th, 2014. Bill was born on April 18th, 1943 at home in Orient, IA. Bill was the only son of five children born to Vernon and June Gissible. Bill lived the majority of his life around the Des Moines area. He spent the last 22 years near Carlisle, IA. Bill served in the U.S. Army during...
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William Vernon Gissible

April 18, 1943 - July 9, 2014

William 'Bill' Vernon Gissible, passed away at the age of 71, peacefully at home on the morning of July 9th, 2014. Bill was born on April 18th, 1943 at home in Orient, IA. Bill was the only son of five children born to Vernon and June Gissible. Bill lived the majority of his life around the Des Moines area. He spent the last 22 years near Carlisle, IA. Bill served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam...
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Charlotte E. Jacobs

June 16, 1928 - June 15, 2014

Charlotte Eleanor Jacobs 85, of Indianola, died June15, 2014, and was born June 16, 1928 in Indianola, IA to Harold and Vera (Ruble) Anderson of Indianola. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister. Charlotte attended and graduated from Indianola High School where she also lived out her life. She married Charles Alden Jacobs in 1948, and her greatest joy in life was in...
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Ernest Whistler

June 14, 2014

Ernest Guy Whistler, 69, of Avon, Iowa died June 14th 2014 at the V.A. Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation and Funeral Services are being held at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa on Friday June 20th 2014. Visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow at the Carlisle City Cemetery. Ernest was born August...
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Dean W. McCleeary

June 8, 1915 - June 13, 2014

Dean W. McCleeary, 99, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Dean was born in Des Moines on June 8, 1915. He proudly served his country during WWII in the Pacific Theater. On November 24, 1947 he was united in marriage to Edna Cooper and they were blessed with four children. He is survived by his wife Edna and his children; Steven (Ruth), Robert (JoAnn), Susan ...
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Joseph Pegram

December 6, 1930 - June 9, 2014

Joseph N. Pegram, 83, passed away at the Taylor House in Des Moines, Iowa on June 9, 2014. Joe retired from Lennox Heating and Cooling in 1996, and was a lifelong farmer. Joe thoroughly enjoyed sports of all kinds and had many great memories of ALL his children's and grandchildren's sporting events as well as many of his nieces and nephews school events. Joe is survived by his wife, Donna of...
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Beverly Jean Carrel

November 25, 1937 - June 4, 2014

Beverly Jean Carrel, age 76, was born in Des Moines, moved to Carlisle in 1947 graduated from Carlisle High School in 1956, worked for the Yellow Pages with Southwestern Bell in California until 1993 moving back to Des Moines Southside. Beverly passed away June 4, 2014 at Bright Kavanagh in Des Moines. Survivors include her brother, Dean Carrel of Carlisle; nieces, Diana Carrel and Dorena Carrel...
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Dwain De Reus

March 30, 1917 - June 4, 2014

Dwain D. De Reus, age 97, a long time Runnells resident passed away Wednesday June 4, 2014 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Dwain was born in Mingo, Iowa. He had moved to Runnells in 1937. Dwain served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII and in the Korean Conflict. Dwain had been an employee of Dictaphone Corp from 1956 to 1980 and was a farmer. He was a 60 year plus member of: Runnells Christian...
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Carla (Dacken) Teel

September 12, 1959 - June 2, 2014

Carla Marie Dacken was born September 12, 1959 and was the daughter of Carolyn Stradley. Her siblings are Raedean (Dwayne) Kelce, Debbie Delmege and Eddie (Debbie) Wilson; five nieces and three nephews; eighteen great nieces and nephews. She attended Carlisle Public Schools and lived in Warren County the majority of her life. Carla's likes: listening to the radio: she won lots of prizes by the...
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Richard A. Gardner

May 25, 2014

Richard A. Gardner, 81 passed away of Pneumonia and a bad hear t May 25, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Richard was born to Evert and Delsie (Lotz)) Gardner on December 29, 1932. Richard graduated from Hartford High School in 1952 and spent 2 years in the United States Army in Alaska. Richard worked for Iowa Power and Light company for 20 years and retired in 1972 after a heart attack. ...
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Leonie "Lee" Conrad

May 23, 2014

Leonie "Lee" Conrad, 84, died at the Carlisle Care Center on May 23, 2014. She was born in France and met and married Victor Conrad while he was stationed in Germany.She was a homemaker and a long time resident of Carlisle. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and traveling with her husband.She is survived by her son, Robert Conrad of Carlisle; daughters Regina Sinclair of Carlisle, and Deborah...
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Rosalie Hunt

August 21, 1935 - May 15, 2014

Rosalie Hunt passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Indianola. Rosalie was born on August 21, 1935 on a farm right outside of Clarion, Iowa to Jacob TerHark and Grace Carolus. Rosalie grew up and graduated from Clarion High School in 1953. She went on to nursing school in Marshalltown and held many nursing positions in her career and retired as Director of Nursing...
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Marie Brentano

July 26, 1922 - May 14, 2014

Marie Brentano, 91, of Indianola, Iowa, formerly of St. Marys, Iowa, passed away May 14, 2014 at the Indianola, Good Samaritan Society. Visitation will be held at Immaculate Conception Church hall in St. Marys from 5:00 -8:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 with rosary being said at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with...
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Mr. Rex Pegram

August 12, 1927 - May 13, 2014

Clinton Rex Pegram, 86, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Carlisle Care Center in Carlisle, Iowa, after a brief illness. Rex was born on August 12, 1927 to Benjamin and Ula (Nicholls) Pegram in Carlisle. Rex graduated from Carlisle High School in 1945. He served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1945-1946, being honorably discharged in 1946. He was a lifetime member of the Carlisle...
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Barbara Kay Croat

March 30, 1943 - May 10, 2014

Barbara Croat, 71, of St. Marys, Iowa, passed away Saturday, May 10th. She was born on March 30, 1943 to Glen and Theresa Garner. She graduated from Clarke County High School in Osceola, IA. After graduating she worked at the Younkers Cosmetic Department in Des Moines before marrying Michael Croat in 1962. She stopped working to take care of their children and it was during this time that she...
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David Baber

May 9, 2014

David R. Baber, 68 of Carlisle was freed from his long battle with Parkinson's on May 9, 2014. Memorial Visitation for Dave will be Thursday May 15, 2014 from 5-8p.m. at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle, Iowa. Dave lived most of his life in Carlisle except for a 6 year period (1982-1988) in Colorado Springs, CO. He retired from construction in 2006. David was an avid outdoorsman and...
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Austin Lee Ruppert

February 22, 1994 - April 24, 2014

Austin Lee Ruppert, 20, was born February 22, 1994 in Smithfield, North Carolina to Doug and Cheri Ruppert. Austin passed away Thursday, April 24,2014 near Carlisle, IA in an automobile accident. In high school, Austin was a dedicated football player and track star making it to State in 2011 and 2012. He made going to the gym and keeping physically fit a priority, even though he loved and...
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Betty McAninch

April 21, 2014

Betty Maxine McAninch, 83, of Carlisle passed away on April 21, 2014 at the Carlisle Care Center. Memorial Services for Betty will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 23, 2014 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at the Carlisle City Cemetery. There will be a luncheon following burial at the Family Life Center. Betty was born...
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Ted A. Fehn, Jr.

April 15, 2014

Ted A. Fehn Jr. age 86, passed away April 15, 2014 at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. Ted worked most of his life at Meredith Publishing, retiring in 1991. During his working years he became very involved in the labor union and continued to after his retirement. He was inducted into the Labor Hall of Fame in 2012. The John L. Lewis Museum in Lucas was a source of great pride for...
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Paul O. Dudley

February 27, 1927 - April 11, 2014

Paul Ellsworth Dudley, age 87, was born February 27, 1927 in Panora, Iowa to Albert and Ruth (Black )Dudley and passed away April 11, 2014 at Kavanagh on 56th in Des Moines. Paul lived in Panora thru High School, then attended Simpson College in 1944 where he met his future wife Jan Bowman. They were married July 28, 1946 and were married for 67 years. Paul worked in the Printing industry for 52...
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Larry James Nicoletto, Sr.

October 2, 1941 - April 11, 2014

Larry James Nicoletto Sr. age 72, was born Oct. 2, 1941 in Iowa City and passed away April 11, 2014 in Des Moines, Iowa. He retired from Firestone after 32 years of service. Larry was a U.S. Army veteran from 1966-1967 in Vietnam. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, bird watching and finding mushrooms. Preceded in death by his wife Beverly and parents, James and Elizabeth Nicoletto. Surviving...
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