Area Obituaries

Bruce Wodtke

Bruce L. Wodtke, 65 of Anthon, Iowa, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Odebolt Specialty Care in Odebolt, Iowa surrounded by his family. Per his wishes, Bruce will be cremated and no services will be held at this time. A memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of…

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Frances Steffe

Frances Steffe, 87, formerly of Moville, died June 16, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. Services are pending with Rohde Funeral Home.

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Leonard Cassens

Leonard Harold Cassens, 93, of Anthon, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019, at a Pioneer Valley Living and Rehab in Sergeant Bluff. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waterbury Funeral Service of Sioux City, 4125 Orleans Ave. Burial will be in Westfork Township Cemetery, Climbing Hill, Iowa. Leonard was born on April 25, 1926,…

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Merle Kurtz

Merle A. Kurtz, age 91, of Cushing, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein, surrounded by the love of his family.  Merle Kurtz went to his heavenly home Saturday June 15, 2019. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the First…

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Gary Waldman

Gary A. Waldman, 73, of Cushing, died after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Ladies man, biker, and outlaw, Gary rode his Harley to heaven on June 6, 2019. A celebration of life will be 3 to 6 p.m. on July 3 at the Old Highway 20 Bar and Grill in Cushing. Please join the family…

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Esther McCain

Esther M. McCain, 89, passed away at Luther Manor in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church (2900 Avenue of the Cities, Moline).  Burial was at Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Luther Manor Communities,…

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Wanda Horsley

Wanda M. Horsley, 88, formerly of the Hinton and Lawton area, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at Embassy Rehab and Care Center in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at Hinton United Methodist Church.  Burial followed at Banner Township Cemetery in Lawton, Iowa. Wanda Mae, the daughter…

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Father Richard Ries

Rev. Richard Sebastian Ries, 82, of Sibley, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D. Service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13 at Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church in Pocahon-tas, Iowa. Bishop R. Walker Nickless celebrated Mass with other priests from the Diocese of Sioux…

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John Propeck

John C. Propeck, 87, of Sioux City, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel.  Burial was in Arlington Township at Moville. Online condolences may be made to www.meyerbroschapels.com. Good friends and honorary pall bearers include Ron Sherrill, Ron Cardwell, Rod Johnson, Jerry…

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Lloyd “Don” Groves

Lloyd Donald Groves, 80, of Sioux City, passed away June 11, 2019, following a brief illness. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Mater Dei Parish – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The Rev. Dan Rupp officiated. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery after the service. Lloyd “Don” was born February 10, 1939…

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