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Area Obituaries

Kent Baker

Kent A. Baker, 74, of Moville, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 after a lengthy illness. A family burial will be held at a later date. Kent was born March 22, 1948 in Sioux City, Iowa. He was the adopted son of Carl E. and Miriam (Hawthorn) Baker Nye. He attended and graduated from Woodbury…

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Leone “Lee” McElrath

Leone M. McElrath, age 91, of Moville, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022 at the UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s of Sioux City. A prayer service was held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville with the Rev. Harold E. Werley officiating. Burial will be at…

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Franklin Huth

Franklin E. Huth, age 82, of Cherokee, formerly of Washta, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at The Gardens Assisted Living of Cherokee. A funeral service was held on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 10:30 AM at the St. John Lutheran Church of Cushing with the Pastor Jody Still Herbold and the Pastor…

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Debby Jantz

Debby K. Jantz, 70 of Kingsley, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 24 at her residence. A visitation will be held Thursday, September 29, from 5:00 — 7:00 p.m. with the family present followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at Rohde Funeral Home in Kingsley, IA.

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Gerald & Sally Forch

Sally L. Forch, 85, passed away unexpectedly September 6, 2022. Gerald G. Forch, 91, passed away unexpectedly on September 7, 2022. The couple were formerly from Oto and Anthon and lived in Kingsley. A Memorial Vigil Service for the couple was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Rohde funeral Home in Kingsley…

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Jerad Ebert

Jerad P. Ebert, 48, of Washta, Iowa passed away Wednesday evening, September 14, 2022 due to injuries from a motor vehicle accident 5 miles West of Washta. Memorial services were held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor David Doellinger officiated. Burial will be made…

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Tommy Jay Smith

Tommy Jay Smith, 77, of Casey, Iowa, died Sunday, September 11, 2022 at the St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. He was born to Thomas J. (Zeke) and Wilma I. (Gray) Smith on November 30, 1944 in Dexter, Iowa. In memory of Jay Smith the family honored his wishes. He has been cremated and no…

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Jessica Kramer

Jessica Kari Kramer, age 46, entered the glory of heaven Wednesday, September 7 at her home in Grimes, Iowa. Services were held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 8301 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale, Iowa on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Ferguson Cemetery on Rolf Ave in Lake View, Iowa.…

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Donald Whitesell

Donald L. Whitesell, age 90, of Citrus Heights, CA, formerly of Correctionville, passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at his home of Citrus Heights, CA. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Grace United Methodist Church of Correctionville with the Pastor Jon Montgomery officiating.  Burial…

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Pauline “Polly” Kuhn

Pauline “Polly” Agnes Kuhn, the daughter of Laurence and Emma Kuhn (Schieuer), was born on April 9th, 1940, in Kingsley, Iowa and returned home to Iowa, where she passed away peacefully at her home in Ankeny on Friday, June 17th. Her life will be celebrated on Saturday, September 17 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in…

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