Category Archives: Obituaries

Max H. Worthington, 89

Max H. Worthington, 89, was born July 25, 1930, in Pleasantville and, at his home in rural Newton, went to be with the Lord and his loved ones and friends in heaven on June 20, 2020. A family-only funeral was held at the Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton on Saturday, June 27, including a Facebook...
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Bertine Slegh, 91

Bertine Slegh, 91, of Prairie City, passed away Thurs-day, June 25, 2020, at her home. Private family graveside services were at Waveland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Prairie City United Methodist Church or the Jasper County Salvation Army. The daughter of George D. and Gladys M. (Cordray) Lewis, Bertine was born Dec. 30, 1928,...
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Mary Sommar, 90

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary E. Sommar, 90, and Paul Sommar, 97, will be Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Melcher-Dallas. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery following the service. The service may also be viewed on the Pierschbacher Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at...
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Paul J. Sommar, 97

Paul Sommar, 97, of Melcher-Dallas, passed away at Knoxville Area Community Hospital on Apr. 14, 2020. A private family service was held Saturday, Apr. 18. Burial was at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Melcher-Dallas. Paul was born July 25, 1922, to Edward and Elizabeth (Ripperger) Sommar at the family farm east of Bauer. He was united in...
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David Smith, 70

                David Smith, 70, of rural New Sharon, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

                A Celebration Memorial will be held Saturday, July 4, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Villa, 2800 133rd St., New Sharon, hosted by his family. Social/lunch time will be 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., and...

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Bill Bush, 84

                William Dean Bush, 84, of Newton, died Saturday, June 6, 2020, at Newton Village Health Care Center. A visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m., Friday, June 19, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton. Following the visitation, a graveside service will be held at Newton Memorial Park Cemetery....

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Kaherine Arment, 81

                Katherine Arment, 81, of Grinnell, died Thurs-day, May 14, 2020, at Mayflower Commun-ity Health Care Center in Grinnell. A public graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell with the Rev. John Epperson officiating. Memorials may be designated to University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s...

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