Obituaries

STEVEN H. STRICKLAND

ROCKWELL CITY — Steven H. Strickland, 64, of Rockwell City, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, December 11th at Palmer-Swank Funeral Home in Rockwell City with Rev. Chadric Dietrich, officiating. Visitation will ...

LORA LEHRKAMP

Lora Soppeland Lehrkamp, 53, of Fort Dodge, died Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

DALE “JIM” PETERSON

Dale “Jim” Peterson, 80, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Wednes­day, Dec­ember 5, 2018 at Tri­nity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at the First Covenant Church, 201 Ave. H in Fort Dodge. Visitation will be from 10:00 ...

JOHN F. BLOCK

ROCKWELL CITY — John F. Block, 86, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at Accura Healthcare of Pomeroy. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran and Presbyterian Church, Rockwell City with Pastor James Hoover Mossman officiating. Burial will be ...

KEITH ALBERT WILHELM

SAC CITY — Service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Sac City. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Farber and Otteman Funeral Home in Sac City. www.farberotteman.com

KAREN L. SCHMIDTKE

HUMBOLDT — Karen L. Schmidtke, 80, of Humboldt passed away on Thursday evening, December 6, 2018 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. She is survived by her husband, Albert “Bud” Schmidtke, her daughters, Julie (John) Myhr and Connie (Randy) Moench, her grandchildren, Amber ...

LAVONNE F. ARENDS

POCAHOTAS — LaVonne F. Arends, 82, of Pocahontas, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Pocahontas Community Hospital in Pocahontas, Iowa. Memorial services are set for 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Iowa, with Pastor John ...

DALE FITZGERALD

MANSON — Dale Fitzgerald, 60, of Des Moines, IA, formerly of Manson, died on Sat. Dec. 8, 2018, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. Funeral services are pending at Larson-Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson.

JACK STAMPKA

GOLDFIELD — Jack Stampka, 67, of Goldfield, died on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Foust Funeral Home in Goldfield. www.foustfh.com

SHEREE ZUNIGA

Services for Sheree Zuniga, the daughter of Nancy Mann, will be held at a later date. Sheree died Thursday, December 6, 2018.

DAVID J. GEORGE SR.

CALLENDER — David J. George Sr., 73, of Callender, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM on Monday, December 10th, 2018 at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home. Burial will be in McGuire Bend Cemetery by Lehigh. Visitation will be ...

JOAN J. HEUN

Joan J. Heun, 77, of Fort Dodge, died Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. A service honoring Joan’s life will be at 10:30 a.m. Mon­day, December 10, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel. Visitation is 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Gunderson Funeral Home ...

BERNICE FINCK

Bernice Finck, 91, died Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Strat­ford Spec­ial­ty Care. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 14 at Gun­der­son Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held in North Lawn Cemetery. ...

LEROY MILLER

CHURDAN — Funeral services for LeRoy Miller, 76, of Churdan will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 12th, at the Churdan Methodist Church with burial in the Highland Cemetery in Churdan. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. Survivors are his wife, Marlene, sons: ...

LESLIE E. LARSON

FARNHAMVILLE — Leslie E. Larson, 94, passed away on the morning of December 6, 2018, while at Calvin Community Care Center in Des Moines. His wishes were body donation to the University of Iowa Hospital. Graveside services will be at a later date. Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is serving the family.

JOHN F. BLOCK

ROCKWELL CITY — John F. Block, 86, died Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Accura Health Care of Pomeroy. Services are pending with Palmer-Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

CLARA J. KROG

VINCENT — Clara J. Krog, 81, of Vincent, died Thursday, December 6, 2018, at UnityPoint Trinity Regional Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

THEODORE “TED” SEMPRINI

DAYTON — Theodore “Ted” Semprini, 87, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton with his daughters by his side. A private family graveside service will be held in the spring of 2019, in the Dayton Cemetery. Steve Satre will officiate. ...

DALE “JIM” PETERSON

Dale “Jim” Peterson, 80, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services are pending at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.

DAVID J. GEORGE SR.

CALLENDER — David J. George Sr., 73, of Callender, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at his home. Services are pending. Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family.