Madonna Boetger.tif

Madonna Mae Boetger, 86

Posted April 22, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Madonna Mae Boetger of Akron, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa.

Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron, Iowa with Chaplain Lorna Peters officiating. Visitation with the family present will be from noon until the start of the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Akron Children’s Center.

Madonna Mae Heyl was born on November 21, 1929 in Akron, Iowa to Ralph and

Read Full Story…

    Klemme, Harvey Obit Photo.tif

    Harvey Klemme, 87

    Harvey Klemme of Akron, Iowa passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Akron Care Center in Akron.

    Funeral services were Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Reverend Jim Berka officiated.

    Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

    Harvey Roger Klemme was born June 8, 1928 on the family farm near Akron, Iowa, the son

    Read Full Story…

    Finzen, Dorothy Obit Photo.tif

    Dorothy Finzen, 84

    Dorothy Finzen of Akron, Iowa passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden, Iowa.

    Funeral services were Monday, April 18, 2016 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Reverend Jim Berka officiated. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron.

    Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

    Read Full Story…


    Verle Marienau, 83

    Verle Arthur Marienau of Hawarden, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016. He had been a resident at Hudson Health Care and Rehab, where the staff loved and cared for him for a year and a half.

    Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 18 at the Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS in Hawarden with Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17 with a

    Read Full Story…

    Groon obituary photo.tif

    Steven “Archie” Groon, Age 59

    Steven Groon of Ankeny, Iowa and formerly of Akron, passed away March 24, 2016. He was born March 16, 1957, in Hawarden, Iowa, to Betty and Gerald Groon, Sr.

    Archie retired from the Army National Guard in 2014 after 34 years of service. He was a mentor to many, and was an honorable, well-loved man. During his time in the service, he received numerous awards.

    Archie had a passion for learning and

    Read Full Story…

    Kenneth Loyle Boyd.tif

    Dr. Kenneth Loyle Boyd, 82

    Dr. Kenneth Loyle Boyd, formerly of Akron, passed away March 19, 2016. A celebration of life service will be held in the fall at Christ Community Church in Sun City, Ariz.

    Ken was born March 19, 1934, in Garden City, Kan. to Kenneth and Opal Boyd. The family moved to a farm in Fowler, Kansas where he lived and raised hogs until graduating from high school. He then attended Dodge City Junior College for two years where he enjoyed

    Read Full Story…

    Dr. Kenneth L. Boyd, 82

    Dr. Kenneth L. Boyd of Akron, Iowa and Sun City, Ariz. passed away March 19, 2016, on his birthday. Services are pending at Christ Community Church in Sun City, Ariz.

    Kenneth was born on March 19, 1934 in Garden City, Kansas and was formerly a veterinarian in Akron for many years. See next week’s Akron Hometowner for the full obituary.


    Rashiem A. Gilkes, 28

    Rashiem A. Gilkes of Pittsburgh, Penn. passed away suddenly at home on Monday, March 7, 2016.

    A Celebration of Life will be held on April 2 at the Akron Iowa Fire Station. Visitation with family present will begin at 2:00 p.m. Celebration of Life will be from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Rashiem was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on July 30, 1987 to Cynthia and Cecil Gilkes. Rashiem graduated from Akron-Westfield High School

    Read Full Story…

    Clausen, Gail.tif

    Gail Clausen, 89

    Gail Clausen, of rural Le Mars, Iowa, died Saturday morning, March 5, 2016 at his home, surrounded by the love of his family. He died from complications of congestive heart failure.

    Services were Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Craig, Iowa, with Reverend Lil Johnston officiating. Interment with military honors was provided by the Heeren-McHale-Wilkens American Legion Post No. 724 of Brunsville, Iowa, at St. John Evangelical Cemetery in Craig, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can

    Read Full Story…

    Pies, Albert.tif

    Albert A. Pies, 82

    Albert A. Pies, Watertown, S.D., passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the Deuel County Hospital in Clear Lake, S.D. Funeral services were on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Pastor Steve Biswell officiated. Burial took place on Thursday at the Ortley Cemetery in Ortley, S.D. Military graveside honors were conducted by Codington County Post #17 of the American Legion, Watertown, S.D., and the Military Funeral Honors Team of the S.D. Army National Guard. Honorary pallbearers were the staff and residents

    Read Full Story…