Obituaries
On April 3, 1974, an F5 tornado tore through the heart of Zenia, Ohio, killing 33 people and injuring more than 1,300, destroying or damaging more than 1,400 buildings. Within hours Brethren Disaster …
Emma Elizabeth “Betty” Soukup, 95, of rural Riverside, died peacefully of non-Covid related ailments on Jan. 13, 2021, at Pioneer Park in Lone Tree with family at her side. A private …
James “Jim” Junior Ehrenfelt was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of James Russell and Lavada (Gingerich) Ehrenfelt. He attended Mid-Prairie High School. On April 6, 1950, …
Jane Victorine, 79, of Wellman, formerly of Kalona, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.  She has been cremated and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date due to …
Herbert Lee Yoder was born June 8, 1929, in West Liberty, Ohio, the son of D. Leonard and Mollie (Kauffman) Yoder. Herb graduated from Goshen College with his B.A., attended seminary in Elkhart, …
Marlin Dale Miller was born Feb. 21, 1953, to Rudy D. and Mary (Schrock) Miller in rural Kalona. Marlin passed away peacefully at home, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, surrounded by his family, following a …
James Hubert “Jim” Ashton, 95, of Peoria, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, Ill., following a short final illness. Jim was born on April …
Mary Ann Mellinger, 99, of Wellman, formerly of Riverside and Kalona, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at Parkview of Wellman. A memorial service will be held at a later date.  A memorial fund has …
Donald Gail Gingerich, 84, of Stover, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at Capital Region Medical Center. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was born Aug. 29, 1936, in …
Edward Bontrager, 99, of Wellman, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, at Parkview of Wellman.  A private family service will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. The …
Keith Rayner, 90 of Lone Tree, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at Pioneer Park.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and …
Sheryl Jean Sieren of Washington, Iowa, passed away on Dec. 30, 2020, at the age of 75. Sherry was born to Elmer Richard Dumont and Verna Irene Colbert on Feb. 8, 1945. She grew up on a farm near …