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Pauletti Lasley

Pauletti Joyce Lasley died July 12, 2019 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Pauletti Joyce Shively was born July 29, 1954 in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia to Mary Joyce (Gordy) and Paul Eugene Shively. She was raised on... Read Moreabout testimonial

Donna Cleasby

Donna J. Cleasby, 90, died June 14, 2019 at the Northcrest Health Center, Ames, Iowa. Donna was born November 25, 1928 in Madison, Wisconsin, the daughter of Clifford Haugh and Hyla (Timmons) Haugh. She graduated from Madison West High School... Read Moreabout testimonial

Johanna Canfield

Johanna Backes Canfield died peacefully on May 27, 2019, at the age of 93. She was born in Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands on April 23, 1926. After experiencing the hardships of World War II and liberation by the... Read Moreabout testimonial

Donald Baustian

The Rev. Donald E. Baustian, 87, of Ames, IA, died Saturday morning, May 18, 2019. He is survived by his wife Beverly Kaiser Baustian of Ames, three children and three grandchildren: Anne Ruybal (Joseph Castle Rock, CO Zackery); Gregory Baustian... Read Moreabout testimonial

Philip Zaring

Philip B. Zaring, age 86, of Ames, passed away on April 30, 2019 at Northcrest Community in Ames. Philip was born on July 29, 1932 to Byron Zaring and Florence Brewer Zaring in Soda Springs, ID. He moved frequently as... Read Moreabout testimonial

Elizabeth (Betty) Dahm

Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Dahm, age 98, of Ames, passed away on February 27, 2019 at Northcrest Community in Ames. Born on March 17, 1920 in Vincennes, Indiana, Betty was the daughter of Walter and Bernice (Harrison) Baker. Betty earned a... Read Moreabout testimonial

John Pesek

John T. Pesek, Jr., 97, of Ames, Iowa passed away on February 11, 2019 at Northcrest Community in Ames. John was born on November 15, 1921 near Hallettsville, Texas. He was the oldest child of Elizabeth (Kallus) Pesek and John... Read Moreabout testimonial

Michael Heffron

Michael H. Heffron, age 88, of Ames, passed away on December 17, 2018 at Heartwood House in Ames due to complications related to Parkinson’s Disease. Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 12, 2019... Read Moreabout testimonial

Howard Johnson

Howard Paul Johnson (95) of Ames, Iowa ceased tenure on this good earth on Sunday December 9th, 2018. He was born on a farm in Sac County, Iowa to Gust and Ruth Johnson on January 27, 1923. He attended country... Read Moreabout testimonial

Mary Young

Mary Elizabeth (Stevens ) Young, 91, of Ames died Friday, December 7, 2018. Mary was born September 19th, 1927 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the only child of Dwight Elton and Ruth Roberta (Anderson) Stevens. A move in 1939 brought the family... Read Moreabout testimonial

Robert Hildebrand

Robert L. Hildebrand, 89, of Ames, died Nov. 7, 2018, at Northcrest in Ames. A celebration of life gathering will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. with a time of remembering at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at... Read Moreabout testimonial

Mary Gillette

Mary Elizabeth Gillette (Blacktopp), 88 of Ames, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2018. Mary was born in Duluth, MN., June 6, 1930, to George & Louise Blacktopp. She grew up in Westby, WI., and graduated from Two Harbors, MN High... Read Moreabout testimonial

Helen Sassaman

Helen Y. Sassaman passed away on September 19, 2018. She was 91 years old. Helen was born Nov. 8, 1926, to Everett V. Christy and Vera P. (Emanuel) in Ottumwa. After graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1944, Helen attended... Read Moreabout testimonial

(Mary) Jane Miller

Mary “Jane” was born in Sac City on Jan. 4, 1925, the daughter of Leonard and Florence (Campbell) Meyer. She married Elmer “Mike” Miller on Dec. 2, 1944. Jane loved bowling, golf, shopping and spending time with friends. She worked... Read Moreabout testimonial

Edmund "Dick" Young

Edmund "Dick" Young 95, of Ames, passed away June 23, at Northcrest Health Care Center in Ames. Born (at a very early age) to Harrison Hurst Young and Ruth Marie (Sweitzer) Young, he grew up in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, a... Read Moreabout testimonial

Thamon Hazen

Thamon Edson Hazen, Professor Emeritus of Iowa State University Department of Agricultural Engineering and former Assistant Dean of Agriculture, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 30, at Northcrest Community in Ames, Iowa, at age 91 with his daughters by his... Read Moreabout testimonial

Olive Harrison

Olive Hazel Harrison was born October 25, 1919, in Carthage, South Dakota, the daughter of Oliver and Anna Estella (Amen) Grapes. She attended the Argonne Consolidated School and Northern State Teachers College at Aberdeen, South Dakota. After teaching school for... Read Moreabout testimonial

Arthur Ketelsen

Arthur William Ketelsen, age 98, of Ames, died at Northcrest Community on April 18, 2018. Art was born February 12, 1920 in Chicago, Il. to Arthur F. and Frieda Kuehl Ketelsen. He graduated from Lane Tech High School. In September... Read Moreabout testimonial

Stanley and Helen Davidson

Helen Jane Peterson was born May 21, 1923 in Milwaukee, WI, to Ernest F. and Helen (Lantz) Peterson. She grew up in Marinette, WI. After high school, she came to study at Iowa State College, where she met Stan. She... Read Moreabout testimonial

Wallace Schloerke

Wallace C. Schloerke, age 92, Ames, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at Northcrest Community Health Center. Wally Schloerke was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to William F. and Elsie (Mueller) Schloerke. He enlisted in the Navy during World... Read Moreabout testimonial

Helen Ingvoldstad

Helen K. Ingvoldstad, age 95, of Northcrest Community of Ames died Saturday, February 24, 2018. Helen Kirby Baschen was born February 3, 1923 in LaGrange, Il. the daughter of Fred and Helen Baschen. She graduated from high school, attended Iowa... Read Moreabout testimonial

Marvin Julius

Iowa State University Professor Emeritus, Marvin G. Julius, 95, of Ames, died Monday, January 22, 2018 in Ames, Iowa. Marvin Julius was born near Palmer, Iowa to Alfred and Anna Julius. He was a 1940 graduate of Manson High School... Read Moreabout testimonial

Jeanette Smithson

Jeanette Catherine (Rinker) Smithson, age 81, of Ames died at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames on January 18, 2018. Jeanette was born in Beaver Township, Boone County, Iowa on May 24, 1936, the daughter of J. Perry and Daisy... Read Moreabout testimonial

Dorothy Tschopp McGee

Dorothy Tschopp McGee passed away December 9, 2017 at Northcrest in Ames, Iowa. Dorothy "Dottie" Leone Kottmeier was born March 16, 1929 to Richard Charles and Leona Marie (Rabus) Kottmeier in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She became a member of the... Read Moreabout testimonial

Marilyn Dunfee

Marilyn R. Dunfee, of Ames, 89, passed away peacefully from natural causes at Northcrest Community on Sept. 30, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Morrow (Miles); two grandchildren, John Morrow (Swati) and Megan Monroe (Michael); and one great-grandchild,... Read Moreabout testimonial

Helen Cady

Helen Weller Cady, 84, of Ames Iowa, passed away on July 29, 2017 after a brief battle with leukemia. She was born September 17, 1932 to Walter Lionel Weller and Margaret (Boyd) Weller. The family lived in New York City... Read Moreabout testimonial

Rowena Hurlbut

Rowena J. Hurlbut was born May 20, 1917 to Arthur C. and Ethel R. Bennett on a farm in Hamilton County, Iowa. She graduated from Livermore High School, attended Morningside College, and graduated from Tobin Business College. She married Walter... Read Moreabout testimonial

Earl Hammond

Earl Hammond, age 90, died on May 10, 2017 at Northcrest Health Care after a long, productive, and rewarding life. Earl was born in Terrell, Texas on November 21, 1926, to Joseph Carroll Hammond and Kate Gullette Hammond. He attended... Read Moreabout testimonial

Faith Finnemore

Faith Watson Finnemore passed away on April 12, 2017. Faith was born May 13, 1934, in Tionesta, PA, to Frank Leon Watson and Wilda Merryman Watson. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in home economics and a... Read Moreabout testimonial

Mary Jane Hazen

Mary Jane Hazen was born on December 28, 1925, in El Reno, Oklahoma, to Joseph and Fern (Mann) Waldron. She graduated Valedictorian from El Reno High School, and then attended Oklahoma A & M (Oklahoma State University) where she graduated... Read Moreabout testimonial

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