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Douglas Collison

May 02, 1933 - Oct 10, 2023

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Onawa, IA

Douglas E Collison, 90, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at his home in Onawa, Iowa Funeral services will be 4:00 P M Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the Blencoe United Church of Christ in Blencoe, Iowa, with Pastor Linda Boggs, officiating A recording of the service will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home website with Doug's obituary Burial will be at a later date in the Graceland Cemetery near Blencoe, Iowa Visitation will be 5:00 - 8:00 P M , with a prayer service at 7:...Read More

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Kenneth Lyle Casperson

Jul 23, 1928 - Feb 19, 2024

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Onawa, IA

Kenneth “Kenny” Lyle Casperson, 95, of Onawa, Iowa, and formerly of Ute, Iowa, passed away February 19, 2024, surrounded by family at Elmwood Care Centre, Onawa, Iowa. A funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 23, 2024, at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Clif Cockburn, officiating. A live stream of the service will be on the Goslar Funeral Home website with Kenny’s obituary. Burial will follow in the Jordan Township Cemetery, rural Soldier, Iowa, with military honors provided by the United States Army and David McNeill American Legion Post #129, Onawa, Iowa. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa. Kenneth Lyle was born July 23, 1928, in rural Moorhead, Iowa, the son of Lyle and Wava (O’Conner) Casperson. He attended Dunlap High School and graduated with the class of 1945. Kenny proudly served in the United States Army from October 12, 1950, and was honorably discharged October 15, 1952, during the Korean War. Kenny and Jeanette Watkins were united in marriage on November 23, 1952, in Onawa, Iowa, at the Christian church. Kenny built their home in Ute, Iowa, and the couple lived there for over forty years. Kenny owned Casperson Construction and built twenty-four houses over the years. He was a dedicated carpenter and enjoyed working with his hands. Kenny then managed the lumber yard in Schleswig for many years. Kenny and Jeanette owned and operated Main Street Market in Ute, until his retirement. The couple moved to Onawa, Iowa, where they resided for approximately seven years. He enjoyed repairing items, building, and mowing yards. Kenny loved to spend time with his family, the grandkids learned a lot from him. He was a member of the Moorhead Christian Church and after moving to Ute he became a member at the Ute Christian Church and was a past Elder of the church, until the church closed. Kenny was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his loving wife of seventy-one years, Jeanette Casperson of Onawa, Iowa; children, Gary (Tammy) Casperson of Okeechobee, Florida, Marvin (Tina) Casperson of Albany, Oregon, and Bryan Casperson of Englewood, Colorado; grandchildren, Ryan (Fiancé Nicole Jacobson) Casperson of Whiting, Iowa, Kevin (Raquel) Casperson of Wimauwa, Florida, Cody (Ashley) Casperson of Okeechobee, Florida, Audrea (Tyler) Strickland of Albany, Oregon, and Ashley Casperson of Albany, Oregon; great-grandchildren, Elissa (Justin), Ethan, Courtney, Carter, Parker, Josiah, Daniel, Caitlyn, and Natalie; sisters, Myrna Madsen of Colorado, and Mary Moomey of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Wava (O’Conner) Casperson, brothers, Lloyd Casperson, and Donald (Anne) Casperson; brothers-in-law, Lloyd Madsen, and Floyd Moomey; and daughter-in-law, Pamela (Beck) Casperson. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.goslarfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Kenneth "Kenny" Lyle Casperson, please

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LaVonne Ellen Edmonds

Sep 16, 1924 - Feb 17, 2024

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Onawa, IA

LaVonne Ellen Edmonds went to be with her Lord, Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 7:28 AM.A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 22, 2024 at the First Christian Church in Onawa, IA, with a luncheon to follow. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 10:00 AM. Interment will be held at Onawa City Cemetery.If desired, memorial contributions may be given in memory of LaVonne to First Christian Church of Onawa and mailed in care of Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, IA 50112.

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Christopher R. Wanamaker

Apr 04, 1973 - Feb 01, 2024

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Onawa, IA

Christopher R. Wanamaker, 50 years, of Decatur, Nebraska passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa.Services will be held at a later date.

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Douglas Manford Bonine

Nov 19, 1948 - Jan 31, 2024

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Onawa, IA

Douglas “Doug” Manford Bonine, 75, of Onawa, IA, passed away in his home with those that loved him on January 31, 2024. A graveside service will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Onawa Cemetery, Onawa, Iowa, with Jack Gibler, officiating. A recording will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home website with Doug’s obituary. A luncheon will follow the graveside service and will be held at the First Christian Church, Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa. Doug was born November 19, 1948, in the country, near Parsons, KS to Joyce Lee Wintjen and Ratliff Rex Bonine. As a young boy, he spent much of his time with his mom’s siblings and his brother, Max Bonine. Even after his family moved to Iowa, he maintained a very close relationship with his family in Kansas, including many of his uncles, specifically George Wintjen. The boys were always getting into mischief and there is often a story to be told of their adventures, many making you wonder how they made it out of their adolescence alive. Doug graduated from West Monona High School in 1967. He enlisted in the Army in 1969 and served his county during the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Metal, Vietnam Campaign Metal, and The Army Commendation Medal. Later, he returned home, and married Vicki Little, and developed a passion for riding and customizing motorcycles. During this time, he grew close with his brother-in-law, Boone (Danny Little), who shared many of the same hobbies. Doug was the proud father of three children, Rachel, Christy and Douglas. Doug loved to be outdoors and was likely to be found hunting or fishing. He loved to hunt deer, pheasant and quail but he didn’t stop there. He went to Canada on a successful black bear hunt. Doug went to Texas to fish in the gulf, wild boar hunt, and even went on a successful antelope hunt. Among the many bucks he harvested through the years, he bagged an Iowa trophy deer, measuring 167 6/8 with a traditional recurve bow. Doug spent most of his career working for Monona County Secondary Roads Department. He was the foreman for several years before retiring in 2011. In 1996, Doug and Vicki were able to move into their dream home in the country. Doug had many skills and one of those, was carpentry. He designed and built their home primarily on his own. After retiring, he added gardening to his hobbies. You could find him out laying on the ground, picking weeds from his garden. He enjoyed raising and training Brittanys’ and Labrador Retrievers. The caliber of his hunting dogs increased drastically after retiring, as his passion for this hobby grew. Our hope is that local hunters with dogs from Doug continue to think of him as they enjoy their hunts. Over the years, he has had incredible house dogs that became his best friends, named Zeke, Fudd, and more recently, Cy, that were never too far from his side. Vicki and Doug made a great pair over the years for many reasons, one of them being that he loved sweets and she, thankfully, loved to bake. If you ever saw him pack a lunch, it consisted of Little Debbie snacks and coffee and that is it. To relax, you could often find him sitting on the front porch with his .22, shooting the tops off of dandelions or in his recliner, enjoying old westerns. Doug was loyal and dedicated to his family, specifically to his mom. Joyce could always count on him to do anything she needed and he was her rock. After retirement, Doug enjoyed taking vacations with Vicki. He especially loved the black hills but always made time to frequent Coffeyville, KS. Doug’s final wishes were fulfilled by spending his days, at home, surrounded by his loving family and his faithful labs. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Vicki Bonine (Onawa, IA), mother, Joyce Bonine Beedle (Onawa, IA), daughter, Rachel Peterson (Zionsville, IN), daughter, Christy Allen (Coffeyville, KS), son, Douglas R Bonine (North Sioux City, SD). Several grandchildren, Jonathan Allen and Ryan Liddell (Claremore, OK), Taylynn Allen (Coffeyville, KS), Jarred Peterson (Camby, IN), and Cody and Jadon Tinkle (Mooresville, IN), and many other relatives, and friends. Doug is preceded in death by his father, Ratliff “Bud” Bonine and brother, Max Bonine, along with several close friends and relatives. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.goslarfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Douglas "Doug" M. Bonine, please

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Joseph John Komarek

Mar 30, 1942 - Jan 23, 2024

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Onawa, IA

Joseph “Big Joe” J. Komarek, 81, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at Burgess Health Center, Onawa, Iowa. A celebration of life will be 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the Onawa Community Center, Onawa, Iowa. Private family burial will be held at a later date with Military Honors by the United States Army at the Graceland Cemetery, Knoxville, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa. Joseph John was born March 30, 1942, in Howard County, Iowa, the son of Joe and Leona (Haskovec) Komarek. He attended Elma High School. Joe proudly served in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged February 7, 1962. Joe and Mary Salsberry were united in marriage on July 4, 1968, in Elmira, Missouri. Joe and Mary moved to Onawa in the early 1980’s. He drove truck for many years before owning and operating Komarek Towing for over twenty-seven years. Joe enjoyed auctions, thrifting, fishing, and collecting guns. During the winter time he enjoyed his time in Arizona, California, and Oregon traveling in his motor home. Survivors include his children, Ed Komarek of Knoxville, Iowa, and Danny (Kathy) Komarek of Onawa, Iowa; grandchildren Danny (Angela) Komarek, Christy (Richard) Madsen, Angie Komarek, Staci (Kevin) Crawford, Amanda Komarek, Michael (Stacy) Komarek, Heather (James) Shockey, Dustin Kreimeyer, Andrew (Lacey) Kreimeyer, Jeramy Komarek, and Joey (Billie) Komarek; twenty-two great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary (David) Narveson, Leona (Edward) Heit, and Margaret Komarek. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Komarek; parents, Joe and Leona (Haskovec) Komarek; infant children, Fredrick, Staci, and Christina; daughter, Brenda Miller; son, Mike Komarek; granddaughter, Mystie Kreimeyer; sister, Irene Brand; and brother, John Komarek. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.goslarfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Joseph John Komarek, please

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Terry Lee King

Mar 20, 1960 - Jan 23, 2024

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Onawa, IA

Terry Lee King, 63, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at his home in Onawa, Iowa. Services are pending with Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa. Terry Lee was born March 20, 1960, in Onawa, Iowa, the son of Lyle and Mary (Funkhouser) King. He grew up in Onawa and lived in Onawa his whole life. Terry attended West Monona Schools. Terry and Karen Davis were united in marriage on October 10, 2015, in Onawa, Iowa. Terry worked for Labors Union in South Dakota for fifteen years. He also trimmed trees and mowed lawns for the elderly in the community. He enjoyed motorcycles and diddle farting around. Terry lived life the way he wanted to. Survivors include his wife, Karen King of Onawa, Iowa; siblings, Pam Vail of Loveland, Colorado, Lyle “Butch” King of Onawa, Iowa, Lila Heilman of Onawa, Iowa, and Elizabeth “Liz” King of Whiting, Iowa; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Mary (Funkhouser) King; and sister, Julie Huntley. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.goslarfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Terry Lee King, please

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Joyce Elaine Gallup

Sep 30, 1945 - Jan 18, 2024

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Onawa, IA

Joyce Elaine Gallup, 78, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2024, at her daughter’s residence surrounded by family. A funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, Onawa, Iowa, led by Kenny Gray. A live stream of the service will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home website with Joyce’s obituary. Luncheon will follow the funeral service at the Onawa Community Center, Onawa, Iowa. A private family burial will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery, Decatur, Nebraska. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service, Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa. Joyce Elaine Fass was born September 30, 1945, in Staten Island, New York, the daughter of Walter and Charlotte (Marsh) Fass Sr. She grew up in Miami, Florida. Joyce graduated from Southwest High School in Miami, Florida, with the class of 1964. Joyce and Larry Gallup were united in marriage on June 26, 1965, in Miami, Florida. Joyce stayed at home to raise her family. She worked at the Post Office in Decatur, Nebraska, for over ten years. The couple moved from Decatur to Onawa in 2000 where they enjoyed raising cows and chickens on their acreage. They loved traveling to different places every year, seeing much of the country. Joyce enjoyed camping, reading, traveling, HGTV, baking, and gardening. She was great with sewing, crocheting, and anything with crafts. Joyce loved spending time with her family, it was the highlight of her life. She was a devoted member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This was a very important part of Joyce’s life. Survivors include her children, Cynthia Gallup of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jennifer (Danny) Huffman of Onawa, Iowa, Gregory (Staci) Gallup of Denison, Iowa, Melanie (Jeff) Black of Onawa, Iowa, and Brian (Shannon) Gallup of Turin, Iowa; grandchildren, Kevin Huffman of Decatur, Nebraska, Andrew Huffman of Onawa, Iowa, Mitch (Kourtney) Huffman of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Bradley Gallup of Waterloo, Iowa, Nathan Gallup of Sioux City, Iowa, Cole Goslar of Denison, Iowa, Morgan Goslar of Denison, Iowa, Claire Gallup of Denison, Iowa, Emma Black of Onawa, Iowa, Kaitlyn Black of Onawa, Iowa, and Charlotte Gallup of Turin, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Lilly Huffman and Landry Huffman; brother, Walter Fass, Jr., of Miami, Florida; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Hennig of Decatur, Nebraska, and Linda (Gary) Warren of Decatur, Nebraska; and many other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Gallup; parents, Walter and Charlotte (Marsh) Fass Sr.; parents-in-law, Ralph and Mary (Kessinger) Chase; and Larry’s father, Raymond Gallup. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.goslarfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Joyce Elaine Gallup, please

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Barbara Jean Ross

Mar 02, 1954 - Jan 07, 2024

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Onawa, IA

Barbara “Barb” Jean Ross, 69, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Burgess Health Center, Onawa, Iowa. A celebration of life service will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, with Darren C. E. Goslar officiating. A live stream of the service will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home website with Barbara’s obituary. A visitation will be 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Saturday January 20, 2024, at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa. Barbara Jean was born March 2, 1954, in Onawa, Iowa, the daughter of Dale and Wilma (Miller) Fender. Barb grew up in Onawa, Iowa. She attended West Monona High School and graduated with the class of 1972. Barb and Les Ross were united in marriage on May 9, 1992, in Onawa, Iowa. She worked as a manager of Dollar General and Casey’s. Barb was the president of Ross Enterprise for many years. Barb enjoyed sewing, bowling, golfing, bingo, card games, and games with her children and grandchildren. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Barb was a natural caregiver. In Les’ eyes, “Barb was perfect”. Survivors include her husband of thirty-one happy and grateful years, Les Ross of Onawa, Iowa; mother, Wilma Johnson of Onawa, Iowa; children, Teresa Young of Nevada, Iowa, and Larry (Summer) Murdock of Creston, Iowa; grandchildren, Nicole (Joshua) Parham, Donovan (Brenna) Uehling, Tressa Uehling, and Evan Murdock; great-grandchildren, Calen, Faith, Ellaine, and Beckett; brothers, Mike (friend Mary) Fender, and Dave (Kathy) Fender of Onawa, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Larry Ross, Lenny (Carol) Ross, and Lowell (Kay) Ross; sisters-in-law, Marcy (Dean) Janssen, Mary (Norm Wordekemper) Binderup, and Christine Griffith; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by her father, Dale Fender; parents-in-law, George “Lyle” and Margaret Ross; sisters-in-law, Marvil Summerfield, and Marilyn Ross; and brother-in-law, Leon Ross. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.goslarfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Barbara "Barb" Jean Ross, please

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Emmett L. Johnson

Dec 29, 1935 - Jan 05, 2024

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Onawa, IA

Emmett L. Johnson, 88 years, of Decatur, passed away January 5, 2024 at Burgess Health Center in Onawa.

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William McClain Ballard, Jr.

Oct 17, 1934 - Jan 02, 2024

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Onawa, IA

William “Bill” McClain Ballard, Jr., 89, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at Burgess Health Center, Onawa, Iowa. A memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, Onawa, Iowa, with Pastor Clif Cockburn, officiating. Burial will follow in the Kennebec Cemetery, Castana, Iowa, with military honors provided by the United States Army and Grimsley – Thayer American Legion Post #502, of Castana, Iowa. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are under the directions of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa. William “Bill” was born October 17, 1934 in rural Sidney, Iowa, the son of William McClain Sr. and Alice (Hanford) Ballard. He attended Blockton High School in Blockton, Iowa, and graduated with the class of 1953. Bill proudly served in the United States Army. William and Marvis Sleep were united into marriage in June of 1958. The couple later divorced. Bill and Myrtle Watson later met in 1979 and enjoyed traveling throughout the Midwest and spending time together. Bill enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and coyote hunting. He loved to hangout with his friends and family and enjoyed telling many jokes. He farmed for over twenty years, while farming he drove a school bus for Ringold County. Bill worked as a scraper operator and a truck driver. Later he worked for Irving Jensen Construction driving a concrete truck. Survivors include his son, Steve Ballard; daughters, Debbie (partner Cindy Goodman) Ballard, and Sherry Gutzmer; stepchildren, Terry Watson and family, Greg Watson and family, and Jodi Watson; grandchildren; Jennifer (Matt) Schatz, Bill (Rachel) Ballard, Steven (Crista) Ballard, Jeffery (Courtney) Ballard, Zach (Heidi Maranville) Gutzmer, and Tarah Gutzmer; great-grandchildren, Ross Reinert, Vivian Ballard, Norah Ballard, Brinlie Ballard, Emmie Ballard, Bingham Ballard, Winston Ballard, Wilke Ballard, Edison Ballard, and Jaxon Gutzmer; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. He is preceded in death by his companion, Myrtle Watson; parents, William and Alice (Hanford) Ballard; siblings, Ruby, Ralph, Georgie, June, and Beulah. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.goslarfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of William "Bill" McClain Ballard, Jr., please

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