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Ida Searls, 89

Posted April 21, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Ida Searls of Hawarden, Iowa, formerly of Westfield, Iowa passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Hillcrest Health Care Services in Hawarden.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Hawarden, Iowa. Reverend Stuart Schreur will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 with the family present after 5:00 p.m., and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

Ida Dorothy Hoffman was born October 4, 1924 on the family

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    Julia “Lola” Miner, 78

    Julia “Lola” Miner, of Hawarden, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Hillcrest Healthcare Services in Hawarden.

    Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was on Friday April 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hawarden with Father Doug Klein officiating. Burial of the cremated remains followed in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

    Julia “Lola” Miner was born January 4, 1936, in Durango, Mexico, the daughter of Quintin

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    Mary Ellen Powell, Celebration of Life

    The family of Mary Ellen Powell would like to invite you to join them for a “Celebration of Life” service on Saturday, April 26th, at 11:00 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 251 Main Street, Akron, IA. A dinner reception and fellowship will follow in the church basement.

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    Marian D. Schmidt, 92

    Marian D. Schmidt of Harlingen, Texas passed away Sunday, January 12, 2014. She may not have been a veteran but she was on the home front with a child while her husband served in the South Pacific. She was a wonderful teacher. She taught both in Rockford, Iowa and Harlingen, Texas and retired from harlingen I.S.D. after 27 years of service. After retirement she volunteered for many activities at Canyon Lake.

    She was preceded in death by her husband

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    Patricia A. Carlson, 82

    Patricia A. Carlson passed away Wednesday January 29, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. A memorial service will be held in the future in San Antonio, Texas.

    Patricia Ann Dirks was born on Dec. 17,1931, to J. Fred and Bernice Dirks (Baker) in Le Mars, Iowa. She grew up in Akron and loved sports, especially softball, where she played catcher. Her passion was writing poetry and she won a national contest while she was in high school.

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    Linda Hemmelrick, 54

    Linda Hemmelrick, 54, of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City following a courageous battle with cancer.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. Reverend Paul Eisele will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation with the family present will be after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, with a Catholic Daughters

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    Regina Magdeline Hettick, 80

    Regina M. Hettick of Port Orchard, Wash., formerly of Tacoma, Wash., passed away on March 14, 2014, after a two year battle against Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Regina died peacefully surrounded by her family.

    A funeral mass and reception will be held on April 11, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1123 N. J St., Tacoma, WA. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Jaxon’s Cure, P.O. Box 152, Port Orchard, WA 98366.

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    Donald W. Huygens, 79

    Donald W. Huygens, of Mason City, Iowa, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 100 1st Street NE, Mason City, with Rev. Kathryn Rust officiating. Masonic services will be conducted by the Benevolence Masonic Lodge #145 A.F. and A.M. Upon his wishes, his body was cremated and there will be no visitation. Inurnment will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry,

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    Phillis Wendt, 94

    Phillis Wendt of rural Le Mars, Iowa passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Akron Care Center in Akron, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the First Plymouth Presbyterian Church (19116 Hickory Ave., Le Mars) with Pastor Neil Peck officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars followed by a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service Friday evening at the funeral

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    Stan Knapp, 64

    Stan Knapp of Lincoln, NE, died March 7,, 2014, from complications brought on by ALS. A celebration of Stan’s life will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 11 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Lincoln, NE.

    Memorials may be made to the family for later designation. Condolences can be made online at

    Stan was born August

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