Jane Schwartz

Nov 29, 2023

Jane Schwartz, 97, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at her home.

Cora Jane Nelson was born on November 2, 1926, on the family farm three miles southeast of Brayton, Iowa, the daughter of Sidney Christian and Viola Hazel (Cochran) Nelson. She joined brothers, Eugene and Bill and sister, Mary May.

She attended country school and later Exira High School....

Ralph Beck

Nov 23, 2023

Ralph Beck, 85, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Thursday, November 23, 2023, at Heritage House in Atlantic.

Ralph Dale Beck was born on November 18, 1938, in Lake City, Iowa, the son of Roy Charles and Nina Emma Alvina (Kruckenberg) Beck.  He grew up on the farm and enjoyed reminiscing through the years about his horses.  Ralph attended school in Guthrie...

Dennis Berge

Nov 20, 2023

Dennis Berge, 76, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Monday, November 20, 2023, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dennis Eugene was born on November 28, 1946, in Atlantic, Iowa, the son of Frank George and Dessie Pearl (Harter) Berge.  He grew up in Lewis and was always on the go fishing or playing a pick-up game of baseball or...

Shirley Ferguson

Nov 19, 2023

* * * A recording of the service was previously found at the end of this write-up and at the family's request at the time of the service, has been removed, January 1, 2024. * * *

Shirley Ferguson, 85, of Atlantic, passed into her Eternal Home early Sunday morning, November 19, 2023, at Atlantic Specialty Care.

Lee and Ruth...

2023 Holiday Services & Slideshow

Nov 18, 2023

***Joy in the Morning Memorial Service,

Holiday Encouragement Recordings

& Memorial Slideshow

at the bottom of this page***

Roland Funeral Service

To Honor Those We Miss this Holiday Season


Saturday, November 18th

Program Features

Words by Pastor James Roland

Music by Delaney Hinman & Phil Reinhardt



new this year…


"Holiday Encouragement"



Charlene Jespersen

Nov 9, 2023

Charlene Jespersen, 88, of Exira, Iowa, died Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the Exira Care Center.

Charlene was born December 1, 1934, in Harlan, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Mabel (Rasmussen) Mathisen. She attended rural school near Elk Horn, Iowa, and graduated from Elk Horn High School with the Class of 1953.  Following graduation, she received her teletyping certificate...

Marjorie Smith

Nov 9, 2023

The family mourns the passing of Marjorie “Marge” E. (Morgan) Smith, age 89, on Thursday, November 9, 2023.

Marjorie was born April 22, 1934, on a farm north of Massena, IA; the third child and oldest daughter of Howard and Helen (Campbell) Morgan.  She attended Denham Country School and Massena High School, graduating in the Class of 1951. 

She married...

Phyllis Anderson

Nov 6, 2023

Phyllis Anderson, 82, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Monday, November 6, 2023, at Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic.

Phyllis Ann was born on March 1, 1941, in Atlantic, Iowa, the daughter of Phillip and Elsie (Silvey) Most.  She grew up and attended school in Atlantic.  Phyllis worked at Husker and Publisher News prior to taking a position at Hy-Vee.  She...

Robert "Bob" Straka

Oct 19, 2023

Robert "Bob" Straka, 76, of Atlantic, Iowa, died Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Atlantic Specialty Care in Atlantic.

Robert Joseph was born on February 22, 1947, in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Edward and Irene (Nemec) Straka.  Following graduation, he served in the United States Army Reserves. 

On December 27, 1991, he was united in marriage to Suzanne Jones Haber...

Carol Hensley

Oct 6, 2023

Carol Ann Hensley, 86, a longtime resident of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023, at Heritage House in Atlantic.

Carol was born November 23, 1936, in Atlantic, Iowa to Claus Frederick Krambeck and Kathryn Lucille (Redman) Krambeck. She attended elementary and junior high school in Atlantic where she first met her future husband, Dick. Her family then...