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Obituaries

  • Doug E. Bartlow

    Doug E. Bartlow, 63, of Newton died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his son’s home in Newton. Services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and ...
    July 11, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Robert Dean Sparks, MD, FACP, MACP

    Dr. Robert Dean Sparks of El Dorado Hills, Calif., died Monday, July 1, 2014, in Marshall Hospital, Placerville, Calif. Dr. Sparks had been ill since ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Lucy (Mulē) Carman

    Lucy (Mulé) Carman, 78, of Newton, formerly of Middle Island, N.Y., died Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Danny L. Flora

    TIPTON — Danny L. Flora, 47, died peacefully in his home on Friday, July 4, 2014, from complications of cancer. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Fr ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Beverly M. Leach

    Beverly M. Leach of Newton died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. A f ...
    July 8, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Virgil P. Kooistra

    Virgil P. Kooistra, 93, of Pella, formerly of Sully died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Comfort House in Pella.
    July 3, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Dorothy Louise Buchmeier

    Dorothy Louise Buchmeier of Grinnell died Monday, June 30, 2014, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 24 days.  
    July 2, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Ernest Franklin Bell

    Ernest Franklin Bell, the son of Robert Franklin and Betty (Sparks) Bell, was born Feb. 7, 1939, near Sully. He graduated from the Lynnville-Sully Hig ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:13 pm
  • Anna Jean Halter

    Anna Jean Halter, 86, of Newton died Thursday evening, June 26, 2014, at her home in Newton.  A fune ...
    June 30, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Ernest Bell

    Ernest Bell, 75, of Newton, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Ho ...
    June 30, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Anna J. Halter

    Anna J. Halter, 89, of Newton died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her home. Services are pending at Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton.
    June 27, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Patricia D. 'Ma' Sumpter Lourens

    Patricia D. “Ma” Sumpter Lourens, 61, of Colfax passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines after a very brave battle wi ...
    June 26, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Alfred Joseph Dittmer Jr.

    Alfred Joseph Dittmer Jr. of Des Moines went to his heavenly home Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the age of 76. Alfred fought a courageous battle with can ...
    June 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Ina Norene Peterson

    Ina Norene Peterson, the daughter of Walter Guy and Jessie May (Pratt) Brookshier, was born June 6, 1925, near Cora, Mo.
    June 26, 2014 - 12:02 pm
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