Obituaries

Father Don Bruck was born to Joseph and Orvelyn Bruck on April 27, 1942 at the Behrendt farm north and west of Panama, Iowa. He was the oldest of 3 sons; Marvin and Allen (Punk) and their wives Jan and Bev.He attended country school the first eight years of his education. He then went on to attend...
 Lonnie Lee Benson, son of Edwin and Connie (Elmquist) Benson was born on October 3, 1962 at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Irwin, Iowa, where he remained a lifetime member.  He attended and graduated from Irwin-Kirkman High...
Al “Sonny” Wede, Jr. was born inCouncil Bluffs, Iowa May 9, 1948 toAlfred Wede, Sr. and Velda (Greer)Wede. He attended elementaryschool in Persia and Harlan, Iowabefore completing his high schooleducation at Iowa Western StateCommunity College.He worked various jobs in Restaurantsand auto shops in...
Agnes Retz, age 97, died onFeb 13, 2023, at Santa Marta inOlathe KS. She passed awaypeacefully with family at her side.She was born to William andCatherine Gaul on a farm in Earling,IA, the second youngest oftwelve children. She married EugeneRetz and they raised theirtwo sons in Omaha and Bellevue...
Mary Patricia Tierney was born toEdward and Mercedes on December10, 1929 in Omaha, NE. Shewas baptized at St.Peter’s CatholicChurch in Omaha and later confirmedat St.Patrick’s Church in Dunlap, IA.She attended Catholic school in Dunlapfrom 1st grade until graduationand worked at Lehan Drug Store...
Margaret Rose Christensen, née Darnell, age 96, was called to be home with her Lord on Monday, January 30, 2023.  Margaret, the daughter of George Calvin and Hester Susan (Hewitt) Darnell, was born on April 23, 1926 in Holt County, Nebraska. A gentle, kind, and generous lady, Margaret was a devoted...
Dennis Anastasi was adopted by Francis and Bernice (Weihs) Anastasi on April 19, 1948 in Grinnell, IA. He attended church and was baptized and confirmed at St. Michael’s catholic church in Harlan, IA. Dennis graduated from Harlan High School and then went on to Iowa Western Community College in...
Phyllis Elaine Mallum was born to Beulah Golden Mallum and Sever Mallum on June 23, 1933 near Solider, Iowa.  Her siblings were Floyd Mallum, Loren Mallum, and Marilyn Mallum.  Sever was a hired hand so they moved many times.  They lived near Ute, Soldier, Whiting, Mondamin, Woodbine, Tennant, and...
Mary Francis Earith was born on February 8, 1951 to Kenneth and Wilma (Watson) Earith in Hamburg, Iowa. She attended school in Malvern, Iowa and Glenwood, Iowa.Following graduation she pursued occupations at Elm Crest Nursing Home and in Cosmetology. She also enjoyed going junking and traveling....
Marlis Jean Patten was born on July 13, 1938, in Iowa City, Iowa. She was the daughter of Viola Herbst. She attended school at Harlan Community Schools. In 1955 Marlis was united in marriage to Duane Patten. They were the parents of six children: Steve, Larry, Garry, Ronnie, Danny, and Jane. Marlis...

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