Obituaries

 PERSIA -- Max Frank Handbury, 73, Persia, died July 15 at his residence. Services were held Monday, July 19 at St. Mary Our Lady Fatima in Portsmouth with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Portsmouth. A visitation was held Sunday, July 18, at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima. Handbury is survived by his...
Richard Cairney
Dick was born September 7, 1939 in Morris, Minnesota to Robert and Irene Cairney.  They moved a few years later and he was raised in Portsmouth, Iowa.  In his childhood, he loved to trap mink, but mostly got muskrat. He also loved sports, especially baseball and basketball.  When a pro baseball...
    HARLAN -- Elizabeth Marie Markham, 99, Harlan, died July 12 at Elm Crest Retirement Community.    Services will be held Friday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.  A rosary was held Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at the church. ...
    HARLAN -- Verle E. Greer, 96, Harlan, died April 12, 2020 at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.    Services will be held Friday, July 16 at 4 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Harlan with burial in the Harlan Cemetery.  Visitation is Friday from 2-4 p.m. at the church.    Greer is...
    WALNUT -- Donald Dale Hansen, 92, Walnut, died July 8 at Peace Haven Retirement Home.    Services will be held Saturday, July 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut with burial in the Graceland Cemetery in Avoca.  Visitation is Friday, July 16 from 3-8 p.m. with family...
 PORTSMOUTH -- Carmella Wingert Grap, 88, Portsmouth, died July 4 at Myrtue Medical Center.    Services will be held Friday, July 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Church in Portsmouth with burial in the St. Mary’s Cemetery at Portsmouth.  Visitation is Friday from 9-11 a.m. at the church...
    PERSIA -- Dorothy Rae Elias Busch, 85, Persia, died July 6 at Rose Vista Home, Inc.    Services will be held Tuesday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Persia with burial in the Valley View Cemetery in Persia.  A prayer service will be held Monday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Pauley...
    HANCOCK -- James Marcus Kock, 68, Hancock, died December 5, 2020 at his home.    Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Hancock.    Kock is survived by his wife, Merrillee (Freeland) Kock of Hancock; daughters Rashelle (Caleb) Wohlers of...
    SHELBY -- Derald Leon Graybill, 75, Shelby, died July 1 at his home.    Services will be held Tuesday, July 6 at 1 p.m. at the Shelby Methodist Church with burial in the Shelby Cemetery.  Family will greet friends Tuesday from noon-1 p.m. at the church.    Graybill is survived by his wife,...
    EARLING -- The Rev. Dan Gehler, 61, Earling, died June 30 at his home.    Services will be held Thursday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Earling with burial in the Elmwood St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City.  A vigil service will be held Wednesday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at the...

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