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Obituaries

Laverne "Vern" Jackson

Laverne "Vern" Jackson, 87, of Marion, passed away on April 13, 2021, at St. Luke's UnityPoint Hospice in Cedar Rapids. A public visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. April 16 at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Aprivate family service will be held at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with burial following at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Betty Jean Kies

Betty Jean Kies, 71, of Vinton, died Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at her home from a sudden illness. Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Blessed Hope Church, 1509 South M Ave., Vinton, by the Pastor Matt Hantz. A Celebration of Life gathering will follow from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Vinton Legion Hall. Teahen Funeral Home is serving the family.
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Frances Marie Uthoff

Frances Marie Uthoff, 91, of Walford, IA passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 peacefully at her home.Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2021 at Lenox Cemetery, Amana, IA. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs to the cemetery. Please be mindful of everyone’s safety, respect social distancing and wearing masks when appropriate.

Dorothy (Flant) Plagmann

Dorothy (Flant) Plagmann, 98, of Norway, Iowa, passed away April 10, 2021, at West Ridge Care Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.Dorothy was born Aug. 26, 1922, on a farm near Williamsburg, Iowa. She attended Pilot Grove rural school and later completed high school at Kirkwood Community College and received her B.A. degree from Coe College in 2003 at age 80, where she was a member of Mortar Board and the National Honor Society.

Rev. Marvin Lee Lorenz

Rev. Marvin Lee LorenzMarch 18,1951 – April 12, 2021 Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.  Let us remember with thanksgiving what God has done through His servant, Marvin.Marvin Lee Lorenz was given life by his creator and was born on March 18, 1951, the child of Melvin and Eleanor (Hacker) Lorenz.

Donald C. Montgomery

Donald C. Montgomery, 70, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021 in Shellsburg.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, April 16, 2021 at The Church of Grace in Shellsburg, with Rev. Brian Reeves officiating.  Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Thursday at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E.

Terry J. Speth

Terry J. Speth, 62, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021 at his home in Atkins with his loving family by his side.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, April 17, 2021 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Atkins, with Rev. Douglas Woltemath officiating.  Interment will be at 1:00 PM Saturday at Andover Cemetery, Andover, IA.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Friday at the St.

Frances Marie Uthoff

Frances Marie Uthoff, 91, of Walford, IA passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 peacefully at her home.Graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 19, 2021 at Lenox Cemetery, Amana, IA. Feel free to bring your lawn chairs to the cemetery. Please be mindful of everyone’s safety, respect social distancing and wearing masks when appropriate.

Gayle Janss

Gayle Janss, 94, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo, IA.Gayle was born May 20, 1926 to Eldo and Idella (Gewecke) Meyer on the family farm in Luzerne. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School where Gayle met her high school sweetheart L.G. “Pete” Janss and married February 11, 1946 at the First Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine.

Darlyne Marie (Barnes) Putz

Darlyne Marie (Barnes) Putz, Beloved wife of Robert Putz, went home with the angels on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 after a brief illness. She was born on February 18th, 1933 to Malani Barnes and Hazel Barnes.Mom was a vibrant soul who loved life, loved her family, and loved to travel. She embraced the challenges of being an Army wife and making the best of every situation in countless places in the world.
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