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Jacobson, Dean Verle - Sumner  
Dean Jacobson, 73, of Sumner, died Tuesday evening, May 12, 2015, at his home in Sumner. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. William Runaas, Jr. and Rev. Susan Friedrich officiating. Interment followed at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner with military rites by Thomas E. Woods Post #223, American Legion of Sumner. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church and the American Legion, both in Sumner. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.beckermilnesrettig.com. Dean Verle Jacobson, son of Otto Yngve and Lois Viola (Booth) Jacobson, was born Aug. 3, 1941, in Quimby and graduated from Milford High School in 1959. Serving with the U.S. Army, he was with the National Security Agency in England for two years. On Oct. 15, 1961, he was united in marriage with Janice Kay Brawner, at Ruthven, Iowa. In 1968, they moved to Sumner. After working for several years in agriculture sales, Dean went into partnership with Wuttke Motors in Sumner, owned D and J shoes, then proudly served twenty-four years with the Bremer County Sheriff's Office as deputy/detective. Dean was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sumner, serving as Chairman of the council and various other committees. He was a member of the Commercial Club, Jaycee's, on the SEMS crew for twenty-five years and Board of Directors, Planning and Zoning Commission, served as Chairman of the Bremer County Civil Service Commission. He was also a member of Thomas E. Woods #223, American Legion of Sumner, where he served as adjutant, commander, chaplain, and chairman of the Veteran's Tribute, of which he was very proud to be a part of to enhance the beauty of Sumner. In addition to his wife, Jan of Sumner, he is survived by four sons, Scott (LeeAnn), Steve (Kelly), all of Sumner, Mike (Monica) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Jeff (Yvonne) of Oswego, Illinois; eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Richard (LaVonne) of Fort Dodge, and Bob (Sue) of Story City; and a sister-in-law, Kathy Jacobson of Anoka, Minn.He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Loren.
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Published in Waverly Democrat on May 19, 2015
Kirchhoff, Dennis R. - Tripoli  
Dennis R. Kirchhoff 81, of Tripoli, died Tuesday evening, May 12, 2015, at NorthCrest Specialty Care in Waterloo. Funeral Services were held at Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.beckermilnesrettig.com. Dennis Richard, son of Erwin and Dorothy (Chapin) Kirchhoff, was born March 18, 1934 on the family farm in rural Tripoli. He received his education in the Tripoli Schools, graduating from Tripoli High School in 1952. On Sept. 20, 1953 he was united in marriage with Mardell Meswarb at St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church in Tripoli. Dennis and Mardell made their home on the family farm that Dennis grew up on. He was a dairy farmer for many years, and during the 1980's and 1990's he worked also as a field man for AMPI Creamery out of Fredericksburg. He retired in 2000. He is a lifelong member of Faith United Church of Christ in Tripoli, where he served in various offices on the church council, including president. He was very instrumental in founding Tripoli's FFA chapter. He was a 4-H leader, and served on the Board of Directors for Farmer's Butter and Dairy Co-op. In addition to his wife, Mardell of Tripoli, Dennis is survived by four children, Judy (Ruben) Muniz of Waterloo, Mike (Sue) Kirchhoff of Sumner, Kraig (Lisa) Kirchhoff of Independence, and Kristi (Rick) Foelske of Tripoli; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and one brother, Vernon (Verona) Kirchhoff of Tripoli. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.
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Turner, Jo Ann - Largo  
Jo Ann Turner, age 68, of Largo, Florida passed away suddenly in her home on Saturday, May 9, 2015 of natural causes. She was born on Feb. 25, 1947 to Richard W. and Dorothy M. Turner in Waterloo. Jo Ann graduated from Dunkerton Community High School and the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She was retired from a career in business marketing and sales. She had lived in Marion before moving to Florida twenty-two years ago. Jo Ann is survived by her brother, Richard (Sharon) Turner of Lakeland, Minnesota, her sister, Judy (Steve) Strotman of Waverly, and her lifetime friend, Emmy Carlson of Olin. She is also survived by six nieces and nephews: Wayne Turner, Overland Park, Kansas; Ben (Athena) Strotman, Ames, Iowa; Anne Turner-Weber, Woodbury, Minnesota; Joe (Angie) Strotman, Ames, Iowa; Mandy (Chad) Dummermuth, Johnston, Iowa; and James Turner, St. Paul, Minnesota. The light of her life were her ten great nieces and nephews: Alyssa, Alexa, Bradley, Katie Joe, and Jackie Strotman of Ames, Iowa; Emma, Conner, and Audrey Dummermuth of Johnston, Iowa; and Vaughn and Brynn Turner-Weber of Woodbury, Minnesota. Jo Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her maternal grandparents, Jesse James and Irene Roberts of Waterloo, Iowa and paternal grandparents, Henry and Roberta (Ruby) Turner of Dunkerton, Iowa. Aunt Jo Ann, as she was most affectionately called, loved the beach, hunting for shells, and the beautiful Florida sunsets. Her motto was "LIFE'S A BEACH – ENJOY!" Her body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 7 at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1400 West Bremer Ave, Waverly, Iowa. It is requested that those attending wear 'flip-flops' or sandals and casual beachwear to honor her. Cards and memorials may be sent to 1605 Knoll Ridge Drive, Waverly, Ia 50677. A memorial in her honor will be established.
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Published in Waverly Democrat on May 19, 2015
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