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Thursday, January 17, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Three OBITUARY JEREMY HOWARD Jeremy Blaine Howard passed away unexpectedly January 6, 2019 in Prole, Iowa. Jeremy was born March 11, 1971 to Osha and Barry Howard in Carlisle, Iowa. He had three boys who were his world, Austin, Reese, and Tanner. Jeremy did everything for them. He enjoyed hunting, camping, trapping, taxidermy, fishing, and watching the Green Bay Packers. Jeremy worked for the Iowa Commun- ications Network for the past ten years, where he met his significant other, Jessica Holmes. Jeremy is survived by his sons, Austin, Reese, and Tanner Howard of Indianola; significant other, Jessica Holmes (Allison and Addison) of Prole; mother, Osha Baber of Carlisle; father, Barry (Sheri) of Norwalk; sister, Bree Whipps of Des Moines; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Muriel (Billie) Baber and Wilber and Ewana Howard, as well as his beloved chocolate lab Casey. The boys were Jeremy’s life. He will be missed and may he rest in peace. As you always reminded us, Jeremy, “no worries...it’s all good.” A celebration of life with Jeremy’s family and friends was held on Friday, January 11th at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. Memorials may be directed to his family to be used at a later ' date. Online condolences may be made at www.peterson funeralservice.com. Events at Norwalk Easter *Public Library 515—98i—0217 1051 North Avenue ' Thursday, January 17 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! Monday, January 21 Baby Time, 10:30 am. A special story time for babies up to about 18 months and their grownups. Learn lots of songs, rhymes, and bounces! (Fifteen minutes followed by playtime.) Novel Year Book Club, 6:30 pm. Tonight, we host two! guests as part of the program related to this month’s title, The Radium Girls. Visiting this evening to discuss radon and radiation safety will be Eric Armstrong, Health Physicist in the Environmental Health & Safety department at Iowa State University. Eric is responsible for daily oversight of the radiation,non-ionizing radiation, emergency preparedness,,,and laser safety programs at the University.,)jHe serves as the university Radiation Safety Officerand Laser Safety Officer and works with radioaqive materials shipping and'radon measurements. And we’re pleased to host a returning guest, Gail Orcutt, a radon cancer survivor and testing advocate. Gail notes that Iowa has the highest incidence of radon in the country, and radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer. We’re excited to have Gail and Eric here to discuss this important and most—relevant topic. (This event is for’those . registered in the adult book discussion club.) Tuesday, January 22 Reading Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on books and pre-reading skills. Read books, sing songs, and do activities! I Tuesday Talk: Budget, 6:30 pm. Join Norwalk city leaders for a conversation about the City Budget! , Wednesday, January 23 Early Out Wednesdays, 2:30 3:30 pm. Drop—in activities every Wednesday if there is school in Norwalk. No registration required. Best for elementary age children, but all ages welcome. On the 4th Wednesday of the month, it’s Make! Make art projects with a variety of materials. Thursday, January 24 Rhyme Time, 10:30 am. This storytime focuses on songs and rhymes. Shake shakers, sing, move, and read some short books! . Pajama Time, 7:00 pm. Join us tonight to read funny stories. Great for'all ages, pajamas welcome. OBITUARY KAREN JO WIDEN Karen J0 Widen, 64, Des Moines, went to be with the Lord peacefully Friday afternoon Jan— uary 4th, 2019 at Unity Point Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines shortly after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Karen was born July 27th, 1954 in Perry, IA to Edwin and Mary Widen. She was born in Perry but spent much of her life on the southside of Des Moines, Iowa. She started her career in Accounting at Means Services, Inc. in Des Moines in the 70s. After several years, she moved onto Des Moines University where she grew into a department manager. She moved on from there to Wright Tree Service where she retired after 14 years in 2015. In January 2018 she was diagnosed with Stage 3 small cell lung cancer. She fought the fight and went into remission August 2018. During her treatments, she sometimes had to rely on the American Cancer Society for rides to and from treatments. That was a huge blessing for her. When she was in remission, she paid it forward and began to volunteer to give rides to those in need. That’s who Karen was, unselfish maybe prideful but a very loving woman to all. Karen had a love for life, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially her 3 grandchildren. Her hobbies included gar- dening, fishing and scrapbooking. She would never miss a sporting game, music program, or band concert from any of her grandkids. Her son Jamie was her world. She is a beautiful woman inside and out and will be missed dearly! Karen is survived by her son, Jamie (Rebecca) Widen; grandchildren, Jordan Parsons, Tanner Widen, and Abigail Widen; siblings, Linda Smith, Mindy (Harold) Perreault, Vince Ratliff, Rick (Nancy), Larry (Cathy), and Mark Hacker; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ed Widen & Mary Pyle; her sisters, Cathy Garcia and Donna Widen; and nephew, Shane Muss- grove. A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, January 12th at O’Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk. To leave an online con- dolence for the family, please visit www.oleary funeralscom. DEATH NOTICE EDMOND SULLIVAN Edmond Sullivan, 93, Des Moines, died peacefully Monday evening, January 7th, 2019. A complete obituary will be published at a future date. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit www.01earyfunerals.com. ’ %eanisad our OBITUARY JONATHAN COYNE-WALTZ II Heaven gained an angel on Friday, December 7th, 2018. Our beloved Jonathan “Sweet Pea” Coyne-Waltz II, 22, entered heaven while in the arms of his mom and with his family at his side. Jonathan, the son of Barbara and John Waltz, was born at 28 weeks on May 3rd, 1996 in Des Moines, Iowa. At three weeks of age he was diagnosed with Hydro- cephalus and has had many stays at the hospital. He was a strong fighter all his life even after having 72 five times in a walker. Jonathan has been a resident of Norwalk since the age of two. He attended all Norwalk schools and graduated from Norwalk High School in 2017 . Jonathan loved everything about Christmas. He loved the Christmas lights and Christmas music. If you ever had the chance to meet or get to know Jonathan, you (were blessed. Jonathan had a ‘never give up’ attitude and inspired many to see others beyond their appearance. Jonathan had a kind and loving heart and in the end, his will to live was strong. Jonathan is lovingly remembered by his parents, Barbara (Coyne) and John Waltz; grandfather, Harold E. Coyne Jr. (Papa); sisters, Cheyenne and Felica Coyne-Waltz; brothers, Jonathon (Dawn) Waltz and Shawn (Jackie) Hudnell; aunts, Patricia (Ron) Zander and Tonya neurosurgeries to fix his (Fred) Haskins’; uncles, shunts and 4 others surgeries to make his life easier all before the age of 15. Jonathan’s last a slight fracture in his left arm. Jonathan loved to“ smile and make others smile too. His laughter was contagious and he never complained about how hard his life was with his limitations. Jonathan loved animals and music, especially Kenny G’s “Going Home” and Songbird”. He loved going to the zoo, spending time with family, and getting to know his 18 month old~ niece, Brinley. Jonathan loved going for walks in his wheelchair. He never gave up even though he had to relearn to walk Robin, Mark, and Tom eKuhns; and a host of i’tmany loving family ' members and friends. surgery was on No- , vember 8th, 2018 due to Jonathan is preceded in death by his ‘grandmothers, Gisela ;Coyne and Geri Waltz; ’ grandfather, Myles E. ‘ Waltz; brother, Trey Hudnell; and Godfather, Leonard (Tom) Me- harry. Jonathan’s family members have chosen a private cremation, and no services will be held. Memorial contributions can be made to Jon- athan’s favorite charity: Kiya Koda Humane Society in Indianola, Iowa. http://www.kiya koda.com/donations To leave an online condolence for the family, please Visit www.01eary funeralscom. vs Maintain say ls: try mantis newts aw first, ‘ rm Mia mam: mm: 3 ’3 “Nié'ifli'ihiHimtffilll