Area Obituaries

Margaret “Peg” Kraft-Green

On January 11, 2018, the town of Kingsley, Iowa, lost one of its most devoted residents and supporters. Margaret “Peg” Kraft-Green passed away peacefully at her home when she went to meet her Lord and Savior. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at New Life Baptist Church in Kingsley…

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Mary Pittmann

Mary L. Pittmann, 90, of Kingsley, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Kingsley Specialty Care. Services were at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 13 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, with the Rev. Duane Miesner officiating. Burial was in Kingsley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley. Online condolences…

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Robert (Robbie) Loftus

Robert Elliott Loftus, a.k.a. “Decker”.  Born: 1950.  Passed: 2017.   67 years old. Member of the Lawton-Bronson Class of 1968. Retired Air Force, 23 years; Retired Correctional Officer, 21 years. Vietnam Veteran USA — Executive Chief of Las Vegas Master Sergeant. Enlisted 1969. Honorable Discharge 1992. Meritorious Service Medal — 1991 — 1992  554th Red Horse…

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Elsie Sanford

Elsie Pauline Sanford, 96, of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Maple Heights Nursing Home of Mapleton, Iowa. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Msgr. Kenneth A. Seifried will officiate; committal will follow in…

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Beth Nelson

Beth Marie (Regennitter) Nelson, age 69, of Tabor, Iowa, passed away January 7, 2018. Memorial services were held Saturday, January 31, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Thurman, Iowa with Rev. Jan Phillips officiating. Allyson Forney served as pianist with congregational singing and recorded music. Wendy King presided at the memory…

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Joseph “Joe” McCord

Joseph S. “Joe” McCord, 42 of Lawton, died Saturday, December 30, 2017. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City (4125 Orleans Ave.) Joseph Stuart McCord was born on May 20, 1975 in Sioux City, the son of Stuart and Beth (Zeiser) McCord. He graduated…

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Rowena Roepke

Rowena O. Roepke, 93, of Kingsley, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at First Lutheran Church in Kingsley, Iowa with Rev. Duane Miesner officiating.  Burial was at Kingsley…

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Alice Van Laningham

Alice M. Van Laningham, 90 of Sioux City, died Friday, January 5, 2018 at a local care facility. Private family services will be held at a later date at Arlington Township Cemetery in Moville.  Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City. Alice was born on July 10, 1927 in Correctionville,…

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Marc Strackbein

Marc A. Strackbein, age 65, of Holstein, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home of Fort Dodge. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein with Pastor Kim Dewey officiating.  Burial will be at…

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Alan Johnson

Alan Lee Johnson, 56, of Le Mars, formerly of Marcus, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life was held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. Burial will be at a later date. Alan was born February…

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