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DATELINE - LATIMER

     Lucile Lavonne Schomburg Kenning, 92, passed away on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Sunny Brook Living Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa, with her daughters by her side. A Memorial and Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 1:30 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Latimer. The family will be available to receive visitors one hour before the service. Interment of cremains will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Dugger Funeral Home, Belmond, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements. 

     Lucile was born on November 5, 1922, in Hampton, daughter of William and Bertha (Rodemeyer) Schomburg. She fondly remembered growing up on the family farm west of Latimer. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Latimer, and her faith was always very important in her life. She graduated from elementary school at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, and then went to Latimer High School, where she was an avid player as a guard on the girls’ basketball team. After graduation in 1940, she attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls to earn her teaching degree. She taught in two one-room schoolhouses in the Latimer area: Maple Grove in Scott Township and Marion Center #2. On March 4, 1944, she married John Joseph Kenning in Waterloo, and they were blessed with two daughters, Janne and Jolene. They resided in Waterloo, Clarion, and Hampton, and in 1962 they moved to Aurora, Colorado. In 1969, Lucile returned to UNI to pursue a degree in library science and became the librarian at the Dows Community School in 1973. She thoroughly enjoyed her job as a school librarian and retired from Dows in 1993.  

     Throughout her life, her greatest joy was spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved attending their school and sporting events, and watching them grow. She liked visiting with friends, travelling and crocheting, and enjoyed watching a good basketball game, especially when the girls played six-on-six basketball. She never lost her love of reading and learning new things. There was always a dessert in her house, often cherry pie. And she always liked a nice bowl of ice cream before bed!

     Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Janne Schwerdt, Wheat Ridge, CO, and Jolene Bullis, Fairfield, IA; grandchildren Christi (Mike) Phillipps, Los Gatos, CA; Brooke (Mike) Webster, Evergreen, CO: Jenny (Jamen) Weber, Edgewater, CO: Tracy Schwerdt, Denver, CO: Heather (Derrick) Shaull, Humboldt, IA: and Cody Bullis, Cedar Rapids, IA; great-grandchildren Nicholas, Lauren, and Eric Phillips; Finnegan and Gibson Webster; Joshua and August Weber; Adrian and Haviana Schwerdt; Quentin Shaull; and Ariah Bullis; brother-in-law Mark Kenning, Richardson, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Viola Reineking and Irene Rathmann, brothers Raynor, Louis, Lester, and William Schomburg, niece Savilla Younge, who grew up as a sister with her, and sons-in-law Kerry Schwerdt and Jim Bullis.



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THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR 
CONNIE JO WICKS, AGE 58, 
OF IOWA CITY, FORMERLY OF BELMOND, 
PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR 
2:00 P.M. SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2015, 
HAS BEEN RE-SCHEDULED
AND NOW WILL BE HELD AT
10:30 A.M.-SATURDAY APRIL 18, 2015
AT DUGGER FUNERAL HOME
 IN BELMOND. BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE BELMOND CEMETERY.
FRIENDS MAY GREET THE FAMILY BEGINING AT 10:00 A.M. AND THEN AGAIN FOLLOWING THE BURIAL AT THE FUNERAL HOME. 
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​DATELINE - BELMOND


     Otto Joseph (Joe) Tegland, age 91, of Belmond passed away Thursday April 2, 2015 at the Iowa Specialty Hospital of Belmond.

     Graveside memorial services for Joe Tegland will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday July 6, 2015 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion. Pastor Bill Kem will officiate. Family will meet with friends for lunch and fellowship at the UCC Congregational following graveside service. Dugger Fuenral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond is in charge of arrangements. 

     Joe was born November 2, 1923 at the family farm located northwest of Clarion, the son of Otto Sr. and Rachael Marie Hefte Tegland. He was baptized on December 2, 1923 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, rural Belmond and confirmed on July 3, 1938. He attended District No. 7 school in Norway Township and later transferred to Clarion, finishing the 8th grade. During that time he also helped with the farming with his father and brother. He met the love of his life, Frances Marie Rayl, at the local skating rink and the rest is history. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on August 12, 2014. Until Frances passed away this year on March 1, 2015 they were the longest married couple still attending services at St. Olaf. Joe was a lifetime member.

     They were married August 12, 1944 at the parsonage of the First Lutheran Church in Clarion. Joe and Frances were the parents of one daughter, Constance Marie, born on Joe's birthday, November 2, 1945. Joe worked for a local farmer when they were first married and later moved to their home located 9½ miles north of Clarion. He drove a Clarion school bus during the time Connie attended school in Clarion. He enjoyed playing fast pitch softball and umpired high school baseball. In 1979 they made the decision to move to Belmond where he took the position of custodian at the high school. He later was hired as a road maintainer for Wright County, retiring in 1989. After his retirement from the county he helped Connie and Bob at their farm southwest of Clarion. He loved to garden take care of their yard and sometimes helped with the flower gardens. He always enjoyed doing woodworking and made numerous projects for his family. Even with his health issues, he always insisted on doing his own yard work until two years ago. He loved being outside and working in the soil, being a true farmer at heart.. It was his passion and he took it very seriously.

     He is survived by his daughter, Connie Loux and husband, Bob of Clarion and their three children-Thomas (Stacy) of Sugarland Texas, Matthew (Elaine) of Katy, Texas and Ellen (Troy) Krumm of Ankeny; seven grandchildren: Mandy, Derek, Bryce, Paige, Josh, Caleb and Owen; one sister, Ilene Kalkwarf of Belmond; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Schultz of Des Moines; nieces, nephews and cousins.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances on March 1, 2015; parents, Otto and Rachel; seven brothers and sisters, one sister-in-law, Betty Carolus; two brothers-in-law, Robert Kalkwarf and Donald Schultz; nephews and cousins.



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DATELINE – MESERVEY

  Lois M. Sprau, age 85, of Watertown, South Dakota, and long-time resident of Meservey, passed away Wednesday April 15, 2015 at the Jenkins Hospice Center in Watertown.

  Funeral services for Lois M. Sprau will be held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday April 18, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. Robert Dugger will preside over the funeral service. Burial will be in the Meservey Cemetery south of Meservey.

  Visitation for Lois M. Sprau will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday April 17, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home and will continue for an hour prior to services on Saturday. The family wishes memorial contributions be made in Lois M. Sprau’s name to the Wounded Warrior’s Foundation; fostering a well-adjusted successful new generation of wounded service members.

  Lois M., the daughter of Herman and Elsie Staffecker Jutting was born August 16, 1929 in Mason City, Iowa. Lois grew up with her family in Clear Lake, South Dakota where she attended schools.

  Lois was united in marriage to Jacob Sprau on December 11, 1948 in Vinton, Iowa. The couple started their family by making a home in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, while Jake worked road construction. In 1955, the young family moved to Meservey. It was there, the couple raised a family. Lois worked diligently to be a great homemaker and better yet mother. Of all the numerous busy aspects, Lois relished in life, being with her kids and grandchildren was most important. Jake passed away in 1993, and Lois moved to Watertown, SD in 2001, to be closer to her siblings.

  Lois is survived by her children, Gregory and Deb Sprau of Stanchfield, MN, Karen and Keith Johnson of Meservey, Kevin and Kathi Sprau of Monticello, Michael and Tracee Sprau of Ottumwa, eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, three sisters, Helen Stavick, Violet Engles, Betty Minnick, brother, Harold Jutting, numerous other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, relatives and friends.

  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jake, grandson, Dustin, a sister and four brothers.


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DATELINE – GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN

     Margreta V. Smidt, age 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2015 at the Christian Rest Home in Grand Rapids, MI. Family surrounded her as she passed from this life to her eternal rest.

     A family committal service will be on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in the Ramsey Reformed Church cemetery near Titonka, Iowa. Memorial services for family and friends will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Ramsey Reformed Church near Titonka, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Bethany Reformed Church, Belmond, Iowa or Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa (Rev. and Mrs. Esdert Smidt Scholarship Fund). Condolences for the family of Margreta V. Smidt may be left via e-mail online at www.duggerfunerals.com. Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond is in charge of arrangements. 

     Margreta Violeta (Cordes) Smidt, daughter of John and Reka (Janssen) Cordes, was born on September 7, 1919, in Lakota, Iowa. At an early age, the family moved to Titonka, Iowa where she grew up and attended country school, German Township District #9.  

     On September 8, 1941, Margreta was married to Esdert Warner Smidt, also of Titonka. The young couple moved to Holland, MI where the groom was enrolled in Western Theological Seminary. In June, 1944, after completing his studies, the couple moved to Willow Lake, South Dakota where they began their ministerial career serving Immanuel Reformed Church. In 1952 the couple answered a call from the Dumont, Iowa Reformed Church serving there until 1963. From 1963-1971 the family lived in Sibley, Iowa where they continued their ministry at First Reformed Church. In March, 1971, the family moved to Belmond, Iowa to serve Bethany Reformed Church and continued to serve there until their retirement in July, 1979. The couple then moved to their own home in Belmond. Five months later, Margreta was widowed when her husband Esdert was tragically killed in a car accident. Margreta continued to reside in their home until April, 2007 when she moved to the Belmond Community Apartments. 

     Margreta's faith and love of God was her strength and compass in life and death. She enjoyed being active in the ministries of the churches they served, working especially with women's ministries, education and music. She loved her family and was a compassionate and caring mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and aunt. She was a gentle and gracious friend, staying in contact with many for decades. Homemaking, reading, gardening and playing Scrabble were her delights. Prayer was her passion and calling. She continued until her death to be a committed member of the Bethany Reformed Church in Belmond, Iowa.

     Margreta is survived by her son Corwin and his wife, Marilyn of Ada, MI, and their children, Andrea (husband Richard Sittema, children John and Mary Sue), Corwin (wife, Melissa, children Matilda and August); daughter Merrita and her husband Prospero Tumonong of Rockford, MI and their children, Spenser (wife Lisa, daughter Isabella), and Samara (fiancé Santino); and son Reginald and wife Kathleen of Morton, IL, and their children Benjamin (wife Rebekah, children Isaiah, Brooklyn, and Joseph), Peter (wife Jennifer, daughter Cambria), and Samuel (wife Sarah) as well as many nephews and nieces. 

     Margreta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Rev. Esdert Smidt, one sister Rose Karels and her husband, and four brothers, John, Ralph, Albert and Ken and their wives as well as Esdert’s brothers and sisters and their spouses. 



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DATELINE - THORNTON

     Richard D. (Dick) Halsne, 67, of rural Thornton died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at his home near Thornton.

     Funeral services for Richard D. (Dick) Halsne will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday May 21, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Thornton. Services will be officated by Pastor Crystal Oberheu and Gerald (Red) Haugland. 

     Visitation for Richard D. (Dean) Halsne will be held from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. Wednesday May 20, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Thornton. Memorial contributions may be directed in Richard D. (Dick) Halsne's name to the family. Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond is in charge of arrangements.

  Richard Dean, the son of James Sr. and Helen Paulson Halsne was born January 4, 1948 in Mason City. Dick grew up in the Thornton area where he attended school and graduated from Thornton High School in 1966.

  Dick was united in marriage to Lorie Traeger in 1998. The couple made their home near Thornton. Dick had three sons-Richard, Michael, and Brandon. Dick farmed for a short while before working for Frederickson welding in Clear Lake and later working for area farmers and eventually working and retiring from the North Iowa Coop in Thornton. He worked for the Coop for 30 yrs including part time in his retirement. He served in the National Guard and was a member of the VFW.

  Dick loved working outside and seemed to have the ability to fix anything that needed fixing. He loved camping, trail riding, mowing both lawn and hay, and yes he even loved baling hay. He loved watching westerns and channel surfing between them and the weather channel--the farmer in him had to know what the weather was doing. He enjoyed driving semi and working with the guys at the elevator and area farmers. He loved antique tractors (especially the Allis Chalmers) and going on the local tractor rides. He was especially fond of his horses, cats, and the family dogs. He was a dedicated worker with a strong work ethic. But most of all he loved his family as much they loved him. He met his soul mate and love of his life and often referred to Lorie as the "best thing that ever happened to him" and when talking about his children the pride was heard in his voice. He loved them more deeply than he ever let on---that was his way...actions spoke louder than words in his eyes.

  Dick is survived by his wife, Lorie; children, Richard (Trish), of Thornton, Michael (Tonya) of Hampton, Brandon (Carrie) of Osage, his mother, Helen, of Clear Lake; two sisters Carol (Cliff) Monson of Clear Lake, and Diane (Delbert) Grinkey of Roodhouse, IL; three brothers, James Jr. of Clear Lake, Tom of Holman, WI., and Mike (Trish) of Chapin, IL.; and numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and many close friends.

  He is preceded in death by his father James Sr., a son Brian James; Lorie’s parents Carl and Donna Traeger.  


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DATELINE – DENVER, IOWA

     Karen Lucile Chapman, 73, of Denver, Iowa passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, at home after a long struggle with Pancreatic Cancer. 

      Funeral services for Karen Lucile Chapman, will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Dugger Funeral Home 111 Luick’s Lane in Belmond, Iowa. Pastor Cindy Morrison will officiate. Burial will be in the Belmond Cemetery. Friends may call on the family beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday. Memorials may be made in Karen Chapman’s name to the family.

     Karen was born to Grant and Lucile Chapman July 19, 1941 in Belmond, Iowa. She graduated Belmond High School as Salutatorian in 1958. 

     In 1958, Karen married James Stadtlander. They lived in Ames, Iowa and Shenandoah, Iowa for about three years before moving to Palatine, Illinois in the Chicago area. Once settled in Illinois, Karen devoted her life to raising their two children and developing lifelong friendships. In 1982, Karen and Jim moved to Anaheim, California where they eventually parted ways.

     Karen earned her law degree at Southern California College of Law in 1989. Karen practiced law in the Orange County Sheriff’s prosecutor’s office from 1989 to 1992. 

     In 1992, Karen moved back to Belmond, Iowa to assist her parents where she renewed her relationship with Richard Hansen. Karen and Richard became soul mates, moved to the Waterloo, Iowa area and made their permanent home in Denver, Iowa. Karen loved tending to her new home, which she often referred to as their tree house in the woods.

     Karen taught law at Kaplan College in Cedar Falls, Iowa from 1993 to 1995. Karen enjoyed playing tennis, biking, gardening and arranging social events. Karen enjoyed collecting many valuable antiques throughout her lifetime.

     Karen was preceded in death by her parents Grant Chapman, 86, Lucile Chapman, 91 and her daughter Susan Kazarian, 41.

     Surviving Karen is her beloved family, son Stephen Stadtlander, 56, of Trabuco Canyon, California, his wife Pamela, 54, their children Jesseca, 24, Thomas, 23, Sarah, 21, and Susan’s children of Anaheim, California, Austin, 23, Blake, 17, Joshua, 15 Kamille, 12 and Richard Hansen of Denver, Iowa.




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DATELINE – BELMOND


     Robert E. “Bob” McNamara, age 92, of Belmond passed Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.

     A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert E. McNamara will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday May 30, 2015 at the St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Belmond. Rev. Jerry Blake will officiate. Burial will take place in the St Francis Cemetery near Belmond. Military graveside honors will be provided by the Belmond Honor Guard.

     Visitation for Robert E. McNamara will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday May 29, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:45 P.M. and a Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 7:00 P.M Friday at the funeral home. There will be no visitation at the church prior to mass on Saturday. 

        Robert (Bob), the only child of J. Francis and Mary (Roth) McNamara, was born on February 7, 1923 in Richland County North Dakota. In April 1936 he moved to Iowa and graduated from Belmond High School.

        Prior to joining the U.S. Navy in 1944 he was in the Civilian Conservative Corps. On January 19, 1945 he was united in marriage to Mona Schooley in Port Blakely, WA. Most of their married life was spent in New Jersey where both were employed by the Federal Aviation Agency. After their retirement, they moved to the McNamara Family farm south of Belmond.

        Bob and Mona shared a passion for traveling, square dancing, and being involved in church activities. He also loved to fish, especially in Alaska, and doing crossword puzzles.

        Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mona; four children Marilyn Carlson, Richard, Patrick and J. Michael McNamara, all of New Jersey. Six grandchildren; Michelle, Eric Collette, Jessica, Patrick II and Kristina; and seven great-grandchildren; Brandon, Jake, Tiffanie, Amanda, Caleb, Ruth and David.

        Bob was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Jennifer, a half-sister and four half-brothers.



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DATELINE - ROWAN, IOWA

     Holly A. Link, age 50, of Rowan, passed away Monday May 25, 2015 at her home in Rowan.

     Memorial services for Holly A. Link will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday June 20, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luicks Lane South in Belmond. Rob Dugger will preside over the ceremomy. Friends may offer condolences begining at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday. Arrangements for Holly A. Link are under the direction of Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luicks Lane South in Belmond.

     Holly Ann, the daughter of Howard and Patricia Borland Kruck was born January 26, 1965 in Nashville; TN. Holly worked over her life-time as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant, most recently at the Rehabilitation Center in Belmond. In 2004, Holly met her soul-mate, Troy Baumgartner of Rowan, the couple began a life together, driving truck and seeing the country. Troy and Holly made their home in Rowan.

     Holly is survived by her life-partner and soul-mate, Troy Baumgartner of Rowan, three children, Eric, Christopher, Lacey, eleven brothers and sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews. 




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DATELINE - DOWS


     Margrete L. Jones, age 85, of Dows passed away Sunday June 7, 2015 at the Iowa Specialty Hospital of Clarion.

​    Funeral services for Margrete L. Jones will be held at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday June 10, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond. Burial will take place at a later date in the Graceland Cemetery near Rowan.

     Visitation for Margrete L. Jones will be from 5:00 - 6:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home in Belmond. Dugger Funeral Home in Belmond is in charge of arrangements.

​ Margrete Louise, the daughter of James and Celia Azeltine Groom was born May 5, 1930 in Calway, California. After a short stay on the west coast, Margrete returned with her family to grow up in Rowan, Iowa. Margrete graduated from Rowan High School in 1948. She then attended both Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and Drake Unitversity in Des Moines. Margrete then began teaching at several country schools in the Rowan areas.  

  Margrete was united in marriage to Ronald Ordean Jones on September 15, 1951 at the United Methodist Church in Rowan. The couple made their home bothe north and south of Rowan, where Ordean farmed and Margrete raised a family and worked as a farmwife. Margrete and Ordean moved into Dows in 1978. Ordean passed away in 1996. Margrete continue to live at the house in Dows where she led a very active life. She moved to the Clarion Care Center in May of 2015.

  Margrete was active in the United Methodist Church both in Rowan and Dows, where she taught Sunday School. She belonged to the Blaine Friendship Club and volunteered working at the Depot welcome center at Dows. She loved gardening, especially flowers. Margrete also enjoyed sewing, making many clothes for her kids.

  Margrete is survived by her children, Scott and Sue of Rowan, Janette Bosch and Don of Dows, Luanne Reeves and Steven of Olathe, KS, Barry and Marrisa of Waterloo, thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, two brothers, Tom Groom of Belmond, Dwight and Marjorie Groom of Rowan, numerous nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ronald Ordean in 1996, and a sister, Darlene.



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DATELINE - DOWS

     Arlene Dietrich, age 106, of Dows passed away Tuesday June 8, 2015 at the Clarion Wellness and Rehab Center in Clarion.

      Funeral services for Arlene Dietrich will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday June 13, 2015 at the First Lutheran Church in Dows. Pastor Grant Woodley will officiate. Burial will take place in the Fairview Cemetery in Dows.

  Visitation for Arlene Dietrich will be held from 11:00 A.M. until service-time on Saturday at the church. Dugger Funeral Home, 100 North Lee Street in Dows is in charge of arrangements.

      Arlene Dietrich, daughter of Jacob and Katheryn Minnie Peterson Dietrich was born October 24, 1908, at Alden, Franklin County, Iowa. Arlene was the great granddaughter of Marie Josephine Dietrich who because of Religious reasons brought her family of six children from Baden, Baden, (Germany), settling in New Berlin, IL. It was here she started the new life for her family.

  Arlene’s early education was received in the rural schools of Franklin county, and she graduated in 1926 from Popejoy High School. At the time of Arlene’s death she was currently the oldest surviving graduate of Popejoy High School. Arlene attended Iowa State Teachers College, at Cedar Falls. Following her graduation she taught school for five years, she then went to Hamilton Secretary School in Mason City. After Hamilton’s, Arlene moved to Omaha, NE and worked for McFarland and Kennedy, Inc. until her retirement. After retirement, she moved back to Dows. In Dows, Arlene was very active volunteering many hours at the Dows Depot Museum.

  Arlene was member of First Lutheran Church, where she was active in the FLCW. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary.

  Arlene is survived by two nieces, Marlys Buum of Chamberlain, SD, and Kathryn Miller of Mason City, two nephews, Larry Dietrich of Cabool, MO and Marlyn Dietrich of Virginia Beach, VA, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews and a host of friends.

  She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Joseph and Kenneth, and one half-brother, Gaurdie D. Ginder.  




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DATELINE – BELMOND

     Arnold G. Wendel, age 86, passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.

     Funeral services for Arold G. Wendel will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday June 17, 2015 at the Nazarene Church in Clarion. Pastor Dana Wendel will officiate. Burial will take place in the Belmond Cemetery Wednesday at 1:30 P.M. where graveside rites will be provided by the Belmond Honor Gaurd.

     Visitation for Arnold G. Wendel will be from 10:00 A.M, until service-time Wednesday June 17, 2015 at the church. Dugger Funeral Home 111 Luick Lane South in Belmond is in charge of arrangements.

​ Arnold Gene, the son of Ralph R. and Mildred Gealow Wendel was born March 14, 1929 near Belmond on the family farm. He grew up there and attended school at country school and Belmond Community School. Arnold graduated from Belmond High School in 1947.

  Arnold was united in marriage to Betty Miller on February 10, 1951 in Texas. Arnold joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and served his country until 1954. Upon his discharge, Arnold and Betty made their home on the farm south of Belmond, where he continued farming with his father. In 1991, the couple and their family moved into Belmond. Arnold entered the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond in 2011.

  Arnold farmed the majority of his life, but, overall, he was a natural salesman. Arnold sold Alpine Air Purifiers, Pamiline Cattle Oilers and automobiles over the years. He also worked as a draftsman. Arnold belonged to the United Methodist Church in Belmond and later the Nazarene Church in Clarion. Arnold and Betty were very influential in building the new church of the Nazarene building in Clarion in 1979.

  Arnold is survived by his wife, Betty, children, Curtis and wife, Dawn of Olathe, KS, Dana and wife, Meiricca of Clarion, Sue Leerhoff and husband, David of Clarksville, daughter-in-law, Diane of Belmond, eleven grandchildren, Angel, Tina, Linda, Eric, Anthony, Nathanael , Christy, Noah, Joseph, Megan, Elizabeth, eleven great grandchildren, and a host of other family and friends.

  He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Bruce in 2014.  


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DATELINE – BELMOND

     James O. (Jim) Eliason, age 68, of Belmond passed away Saturday June 13, 2015 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.

     A Celebration of Life for Jim Eliason will be held at 6:00 P.M. Friday June 19, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home 111 Luick Lane South in Belmond. Robert L. Dugger will perside at the service. Friends may greet the family begining at 5:00 P.M. on Friday at the Dugger Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Jim Eliason's name to the family.

     James Owen, the son of Orville K. and Frances Hansen Eliason was born June 4, 1947 in Belmond, Iowa. He grew up in Kanawha, where he attended school. Jim graduated from Kanawha High School in 1965. After high school, Jim attended an auto mechanic trade school for a short period.

     Jim was blessed with three children, Stacy, John and Tyler. His family lived in Omaha, NE. where Jim attended trade school. The family moved to Forest City and Jim worked at Winnebago. The family moved to St. Cloud, MN where Jim worked construction. The family moved back to Omaha, NE and Jim played semi-pro football. Jim moved back to Kanawha in 1974. He farmed on the family farm and worked for Kiefer Built. Jim began working at Eaton Corporation in Belmond in 1993. It was near that time he moved to Belmond. Jim also drove truck for Hueneman Trucking out of Garner until his health made him stop.

     After starting work at Eaton, Jim met and fell in love with his soul-mate, true-love, Kathleen (O’ Brien) Hughes. The two were married at the United Methodist Church in Belmond in 1994. After getting married, Jim and Kathy made their home in Belmond. Jim was blessed with another child, with the addition of Kathy’s son, Greg. It was then that Jim began his wonderful life, following the children in all their endeavors. Later, Jim and Kathy, would be blessed with seven grandchildren. Spending time with them and following them in their busy lives, brought them much joy.

     If spending time with Kathy and the children and grandchildren wasn’t joyous enough, Jim would find his way to Lake Winnibigoshish as many times as he could. Jim loved to go fishing, and “Lake Winnie” in Minnesota was his favorite spot to go. Jim was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He had a heart as big as his voice.

     Jim is survived by his wife, Kathleen, children, Stacy Ellefson and husband, Gary of Rochester, MN, John and wife, Katie of Waverly, Tyler and wife, Katie of Evansdale, and Greg Hughes of Clarion. Grandchildren Ryan, Zach, Kacie, Owen, Nathan, Ander and Jonas. A sister Anita Eliason of Lawrence, KS; a brother Mervin and wife Sandy of Pearline, TX; and an Aunt Maxine Eliason of Belmond. Numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

     He is preceded in death by his parents, numerous Aunts and Uncles.



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DATELINE - BELMOND

     Roger A. Wiemann, age 78, of Belmond, passed away Monday June 15, 2015 at his home in Belmond.

     Memorial services for Roger A. Wiemann will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday July 18, 2015 at the Bethany Reformed Church in Belmond. Pastor Phil Arnold will officiate. Burial will take place in the Belmond Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 11:00 A.M. until service-time at the church Saturday July 18, 2015. Dugger Funeral Home, 111 Luick's Lane South in Belmond is in charge of arrangements.



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BELMOND, IOWA 50421
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DATELINE – BELMOND

      Calvin Heifner, age 53, of Belmond, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Iowa Specialty Hospital of Belmond.

     Funeral services for Calvin Heifner will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday June 25, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Belmond. Pastor Jim Gochenouer will officiate. 

     Visitation for Calvin Heifner will be held after 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the Dugger Funeral Home 111 Luick’s Lane South in Belmond and will continue for an hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. 

     Calvin Dean, the son of Carrol and Fonda Bier Heifner was born on November 17, 1961 in Britt, Iowa. While growing up, Calvin lived in several places in northern Iowa, and attended elementary school in Buffalo Center and Titonka. The family settled in the Renwick area where, he attended high school and graduated in 1980 from Boone Valley High School in Renwick. After graduation Calvin lived in Humboldt and Forest City. In 1982, he moved to Belmond and started working for Eaton Corporation.

     Calvin married Leslie Anderson on June 23, 1984. The couple made their home in Belmond and was blessed with three children, Cory, Brandon and Kirsten. Calvin enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with Leslie. Calvin rode his bicycle everywhere, but mostly to work, until back troubles prevented. He enjoyed fishing, brewing his own home beer brew, smoking big fat cigars and shooting his gun. 

     Calvin is survived by the love of his life, Leslie, children, Cory and Betsy of Belmond, Brandon and Nicole of Belmond, Kirsten and Rudy of Belmond, four precious grandchildren, Cameron, Brody, Lyla, Callen, father, Carrol of Klemme, two brothers Galen of Wausau, WI, Lowell and Patti of Des Moines, special nieces and nephew Tommy, Tracy and Jessie and the Willis and Charlene Anderson family of Belmond.

     He is preceded in death by his mother, Fonda in 2008, an infant sister, Twyla Rae, grandparents Clara and Warren Bier and Vincent and Ivy Heifner



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