Obituaries

Michael Curtis Lowe, 72, Villisca, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024.Mike was born in Clarinda.He was predeceased by his father, Howard “Red” Lowe.Mike is survived by his daughter, Amy; and his mother, Helen (Rockwell) Lowe.The funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Wolfe-...
Keith A. Magneson, 94, of Prairie Village, Kan., passed away Feb. 7, 2024.He was born Oct. 31, 1929, to Ivan and Francis Magneson in Stanton. Keith continued through school and community college in Iowa before joining the Air Force and being stationed in Texas.Keith and his wife were married in...
John Carl Frederick Kolterman, Jr. passed away on Jan. 17, 2024, after a long illness.He was the second generation to own and operate Kolterman’s variety stores both in Red Oak and in Malvern. It was through his efforts that the shopping strip north of town was developed. He had a strong sense of...
Lyle Dean Vicker, 78, passed away Jan. 16, 2024, at his residence in rural Essex.Lyle Vicker, the son of Fred Vicker and Ardis Leona (Swisher) Vicker, was born Feb. 28, 1945, in Creston.Preceding Lyle in death were his parents, Fred and Ardis Vicker.Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Nancy...
Betty Alice (Vestal) Howard, 90, Lakewood, Colo., passed away on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, in Tucson, Ariz.Betty was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Hastings, to Paul and Alberta (Cairns) Vestal.Preceding Betty in death was her husband, Everett Howard; and her parents, Paul and Alberta Vestal.Betty is survived...
Edna Joan Payne, 79, passed away surrounded by her family on Feb. 2, 2024, at Aspire Nursing Home in Estherville.Edna Payne was born on May 7, 1944, in Estherville, to William and Margaret (Anderson) Loftis. Edna graduated from LaGrand High School in 1964, where she was on the homecoming court and...
Laurel Lea (Griffeth) Fekete, 52, passed away peacefully at her son’s home in Mount Ayr on Jan. 28, 2024.Laurel Fekete was born Feb. 15, 1971, to James Warren Griffeth and Mary Ethel (Foreman) Griffeth, in Red Oak.Laurie married Erwin Fekete on Feb. 18, 1989, and they were the parents of two...
Kathryn Rae Strand-Clark, 73, passed away Jan. 24, 2024.Kathryn “Kathy” Rae Strand-Clark was born Feb. 27, 1950, to Raymond and Charlotte Strand in Council Bluffs.Preceding her in death were her parents.  Survivors include her daughters, Kimberly Sowers and Kyla Clark; five grandchildren; and one...
Carol Janice Focht Lewis, 94, passed away Jan. 20, 2024, at the Homestead Assisted Living Facility in Shenandoah.Carol Focht was born on Feb. 12, 1929 to Fred and Irene (Gourley) Focht near Morton’s Mill.She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight; and her parents.Carol is survived by her...
Lester “Allen” Nelson, 82, Red Oak, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, at Arlington Place. Allen was born March 28, 1941, in Page County, near Nyman, the son of Lester Aaron and Pearl Ferne (Linquist) Nelson. He graduated from Coburg High School in 1958 and Peru State College in 1962. Allen was...

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