The Ottumwa Courier

Obituaries

December 27, 2012

Helen Leyda, 90, Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD — Helen M. Leyda, 90, of Bloomfield, died Dec. 22, 2012, at the Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield. 

She was born Nov. 29, 1922, in Ottumwa to J. Edward and Mary Aubrecht Solomon. She married Ben Leyda Jan. 18, 1941, in Ottumwa. 

She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1941. Helen was a member of the Bloomfield Christian Church for 58 years and Rebekah Lodge #1 for 57 years, where she served as treasurer for 45 years. She was a former member of Past Noble Grand Circle, Wycondia Club, Order of the Eastern Star and Women’s Relief Corp. She was a clerk at Hamilton Produce in Bloomfield for 17 years.

She is survived by her husband; a son, James F. (Sally Tedrow) Leyda of Keokuk; three grandsons, Brian (Ann) Leyda of Sioux Falls, S.D., Christopher (Patty) Leyda of Pleasant Hill, Mo., and Troy (Rhonda) Leyda of Des Moines; seven great-grandchildren, Neil and Megan of Sioux Falls, Wyatt and Katelyn of Pleasant Hill, Mary Grace, Catherine and Benjamin of Des Moines; four nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Emery, Paul, Robert, Eugene and infant John Leyda; a sister, Edna McConnell; and a daughter-in-law, Sandy K. Leyda.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield; with Pastor Donna Olinger officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. 

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with the family present to greet friends one hour prior to the time of service.

Memorials have been established to the American Heart Association and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Online condolences may be directed to www.waglerfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • 0731 OTT obit Patrick Jurgensen photo -T -L -M Patrick Jurgensen ALBIA — Patrick Alan Jurgensen, 31, of Gretna, Nebraska, passed away July 15, 2014, at Creighton University Hospital due to injuries from an accident.Patrick was born on Oct. 13, 1982, in Des Moines, to Dan and Kris Sulentic Jurgensen. He was a 2001

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 OTT obit Donald Townsend photo -T -L -M Donald Townsend BLAKESBURG — Donald Ray “Don” Townsend, 77, of Blakesburg, passed away July 29, 2014, under the care of Monroe County Hospice at his home in Blakesburg. Don was born Oct. 13, 1936, in Monroe County to Arthur Raymond and Clara Elizabeth (McAllister) T

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 OTT obit Buddy Jones photo -T -M Buddy Jones OTTUMWA — Gary L. “Buddy” Jones, 80, of 933 W. Mary St., went to be with the Lord on July 30, 2014, at Ottumwa Regional Health Center after complications from his longtime battle with Sjogrens vasculitis. He was born March 17, 1934, in Shenandoah, Io

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donnie Middleton OSKALOOSA — Donnie Middleton, 74, of Oskaloosa, died early in the morning July 30, 2014, at his home in Oskaloosa. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Garland-Van Arkel-Langkamp Funeral Chapel; Mr. Jeffrey Morris officiating. As was h

    July 30, 2014

  • Nancy Tietsort CENTERVILLE — Nancy C. Tietsort, 79, of Sedona, Arizona, formerly of Unionville, Missouri, died July 25, 2014, near her home in Sedona. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Schmidt Family Funeral Home, Centerville. Burial will be i

    July 30, 2014

  • 0730 OTT obit Richard Glynn photo -T -L -M Richard Glynn OTTUMWA — Richard W. “Dick” Glynn, 67, of 11620 Rabbit Run Road, died at 5:48 p.m. July 27, 2014, at The Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa. He was born January 18, 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Robert Douglas and Gladys Glynn. He married Donna Bil

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nancy Tietsort CENTERVILLE — Nancy C. Tietsort, 79, of Sedona, Arizona, formerly of Unionville, Missouri, died July 25, 2014, near her home in Sedona. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Schmidt Family Funeral Home, Centerville. Burial will be in

    July 29, 2014

  • Gary Lindgren OSKALOOSA — Gary Lindgren, 66, of Oskaloosa, died July 28, 2014, at the MHP Emergency Room in Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa; Pastor Alvern Boetsma officiating. Burial with milit

    July 29, 2014

  • Betty Simmons MYSTIC — Betty J. Simmons, 83, of Mystic, died July 27, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Centerville. Cremation was accorded as per her wishes. No services are planned. Lange Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

    July 29, 2014

  • 0730 OTT obit Lester Dodds photo -T -L -M Lester Dodds OTTUMWA — Lester H. Dodds, 90, of Ottumwa, passed away the morning of July 28, 2014, at Hospice of Davis and Wapello Counties. Lester Herman Dodds, son of Roy and Edith (Tillison) Dodds, was born, May 26, 1924, in Burlington. As a teenager, he worked

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National