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Obituaries

Arlen M. Gerhold

Arlen M. Gerhold, 87, was called to his heavenly home on Sunday, August 7, 2022, surrounded by his loving children.Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, August 12, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Atkins, with the Rev. Jeff Schanbacher officiating. Interment will be held at St. Stephen’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.

Gaye F. Clymer

Gaye F. Clymer, 82 of Palo died Friday August 5, 2022 at Northbrook Manor Care Center. Teahen Funeral Home is serving the family.Gaye is survived by her daughter Tammy (Dennis) Packingham, daughter-in-law Vickie Clymer both of Palo; sister Danett Dannels of Urbana; brother Wayne Clymer of Cedar Rapids; grandsons Cody (Amanda) Christensen, and Casey Christensen; and great grandchildren, Carson, Kael, and Natalee.
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Carmen Espinoza Sindt

Carmen Espinoza SindtOctober 21, 1950 – July 28,2022Carmen’s story began in 1950 in Battle Creek, Michigan where she was born to Julio and Katherine Espinoza.Soon after, her family moved to their new hometown of Waukegan, Illinois, where she grew up and graduated from Waukegan High School with the Class of 1968.Immediately after high school, she went to work as a civilian at the Fort Sheridan Army base near Chicago, where she met her future husband, Captain Dale H.

Helen Margarite Gienapp

Helen Margarite Gienapp, 94, of Urbana, Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Center Point, Iowa. A Funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Urbana. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Urbana.

Janet Joy (Kern) Wagner

Janet is now in Heaven making what Congressman John Lewis called "good trouble."  Janet spent her life advocating for the less fortunate, the poor, and especially the mentally handicapped. When her youngest daughter, Brook, was born in 1962, she and other parents began to work and dedicate their lives to help those with Down Syndrome and other medical conditions who were shunned from society and shipped to state institutions.
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Evelyn Louise (Johnston) Kasal

Evelyn Louise (Johnston) Kasal, 93 of Keystone, Iowa died on August 5, 2022 at the Keystone Care Center.Funeral service is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service, Belle Plaine, Iowa. Burial will take place at National Cemetery, Vining, Iowa.Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday, August 8th at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Kirk Beason

Kirk Beason, 54, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 27, 2022 at his home in rural Vinton. Per Kirk’s wishes there will be no services. Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is assisting the family. Kirk was born January 2, 1968, in Cedar Rapids, the son of John Beason and Connie Lerch. Kirk married Deb (Harvey) Beason. Kirk worked for the United States Navy for 20 years.

Arnold Dale Wacker

Arnold Dale Wacker, 77, passed away on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in a Sioux City hospital.A memorial service and burial in Eastern Iowa will be announced at a later date.Arnie was born on March 27, 1945, in Monticello, Iowa, to Cecilia and Erwin Wacker. He graduated from Monticello High School, attended tool-and-dye school in Chicago, and served in the U.
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Kathy (Braun) Werning

Kathy (Braun) Werning, age 96, died Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Graveside memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, August 5, 2022 at St. John Cemetery rural Newhall with Rev. Steven Rempfer officiating.  For those of you who know Kathy, you have probably heard many stories and reflections about Central Lutheran School.

David Albert “Hermy” Herman

David Albert “Hermy” Herman, age 75, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 1, 2022 at his home in Atkins. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 5, 2022 at St. John the XXIII Catholic Church in Fairfax with Rev. Fr. Richmond Dzekoe as Celebrant.  Interment will be held at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter, IA at a later date.
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