Obituaries

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...
Gerald Allen “Scoop” Houser, 88, Red Oak, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024. He left us from his home in rural Montgomery County, tinkering in the garage, which is what he would have wanted.Scoop was born on Oct. 10, 1935, near Henderson, to Leslie and Helen “Ticky” (Byers)...
Roger L. Carlson, 70, Red Oak, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital.Roger was born April 14, 1953, in Red Oak, the son of Glen and Frances (Lathrop) Carlson. He was raised in Red Oak, graduating from Red Oak Community High School in 1971. He worked for...
Dean Warren Raabe, 77, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2024.Dean Raabe was born Dec. 13, 1946, in West Point, Neb., to Warren and Sylvia Raabe. He attended St. John Lutheran school and graduated from Wisner High School in 1965. In 1970, he graduated from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, where he...
Judson D. Ashley, 75, Stanton, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. l6, 2024, at Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, Neb.Judson Dow Ashley, the son of Judson and Doris (Dow) Ashley, was born on Sept. 27, 1948, in Ogdensburg, N.Y. Judd, as a young boy, was raised in Ogdensburg on the banks of the Oswegatchie River in...
Dale Morse Proctor, 78, Emerson, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, at his home after an extended illness.Dale was born June 27, 1945, in Leon, the son of Herman and Isabelle (Bryant) Proctor.Preceding him in death were his parents.Survivors include his wife, Darlene Proctor of Emerson; daughter...

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