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Funeral Arrangements

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Kermit R. Iversen

March 23, 1920 - January 23, 2005

Funeral services for Kermit R. Iversen, 84, will be held Thursday, January 27 at South Waterloo Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in the Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Locke Funeral Home of Waterloo is in charge of arrangements.

Kermit passed away on January 23 at Ravenwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Waterloo of natural causes. Memorials may be sent to: South Waterloo Church of the Brethren. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.lockefuneralhome.com

Kermit was born March 23, 1920 in Alta to Carl and Esther (Bloom) Iversen. Kermit graduated from Alta High School in 1938 and attended Buena Vista College. He married Dortha Cunningham on September 1, 1946 in Waterloo. Kermit was employed with Matt Parrott & Sons in Waterloo for 37 years, retiring in 1986. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in the European Theater during WW II.

Kermit is survived by his wife: Dortha Iversen, Waterloo; sons, Dennis (Lois) Iversen, Macomb, IL, Gary Iversen, Waterloo, Bruce (Ofelia) Iversen, Cedar Falls; daughter, Carol (Courtney) Messingham, Oelwein; 11 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; twin sister: Leora Klayder, Denver, CO; and sister in law: Elsa Cunningham, Algona.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Sarah Jane Dublinske

July 16, 1922 - January 22, 2005

Funeral services for Sarah Jane Dublinske were Wednesday, January 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Manor in Story City. Burial was at Buena Vista Cemetery in Storm Lake. Soderstrum Funeral Home in Sac City was in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established in her name.

After a lingering illness, Jane passed away Saturday, January 22 at Bethany Manor at the age of 82.

Sarah Jane Dublinske was born July 16, 1922 near Breda to John and Louise (Byerlye) Elias. She graduated from high school in Lake View. After she married Leo Carl Dublinske, she moved to Storm Lake. Jane and her family lived on an acreage outside of town. She worked for the DOT Driver's License Bureau for a number of years. In the summer of 1990, several years losing her husband, she moved to Roland to be near her daughter, Marty. She moved to Bethany Manor in the spring of 2004.

Jane was a special part of the lives of many people and had many talents, which she shared with others. She was a 4-H leader for many years and enjoyed cooking, quilting and socializing with her neighbors. She also enjoyed nature, flower gardening and listening to music. One of her greatest loves was her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family and was very proud of her three grandchildren and her great granddaughter. She also cherished special relationships with her nieces and nephews. She was a loyal supporter of all her family members and took a strong interest in the activities they were involved in. Her Boston Terrier bulldog, Cuddles, was her constant companion.

Jane is survived by one brother, Charles Elias (Myrtle) of Washington; a sister-in-law, Anne Elias of Ida Grove; one daughter, Marty Van Winkle (Kerry) of Roland; three grandchildren, Holly Van Winkle of Story City, Kris Vinson (Mike) of Roland, and Kyle Van Winkle of Ames; one great granddaughter, Dana Vinson of Roland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo Dublinske; her son, Marc Dublinske; two brothers, Harold (Pal) Elias and Elmer Elias; and a sister, Evelyn Groppe.