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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 16, 2019 Published Weekly on Thursdays By N/Warren Town and County News Established May 1968 P.O. Box 325, 1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 Steven F. Klein Publisher Sara Davis Interim Editor Annie Williamson Office Subscription Rates: $20 per year Single Copy 50 Senior Citizens & College Students $17 per year Residents outside Warren & Polk Co. - $26 per year ALL ADVERTISING AND NEWS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 12:00 PM NOON ON FRIDAY TO ENSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. Publisher reserves the right to cancel any advertisment at any time. Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa & additional mailing offices Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 National Newspaper Association Member of: Iowa Newspaper Association DEATH NOTICE BYRON CHRISTO Funeral arrangements for Byron Christo, 66, Waukee, formerly of Norwalk, are currently pending with O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk. www.olearyfunerals.com HONOR YOUR GRADUATE WITH AN AD IN NORWALK NEWS Would you like to share how proud you are of your graduate? Are you a business owner who would like to honor your graduating senior em- ployees? An ad in our paper will do just that! A box this size is just $25.50, and we have many other sizes available. You can submit a picture, a short write up, or share a memory. We will make a boxed ad for the May 30th (deadline Thursday, May 23rd at noon) Dr June 6th (deadline Friday, May 31 st at noon) issues following graduation - so it's not too late! Email, call, or stop in for details. Extra copies of the Norwalk paper can be purchased at Casey's, Kum & Go, Git-N-Go, and Fareway. O'Lear In Our Care Eric E. O'Leary Owner & Director I Zak Braswell [ [ Byron Christo Age 41 of Des Moines [ [ Age 66 of Waukee Larry Powell . Age 71 of Indianola www.olearyfunerals.com 1020 Main Street, Norwalk (515) 981-0700 Zak James Braswell, the son of James Alonzo and Jane Ellen (Scribner) Braswell, was born on October 23rd, 1977 in Des Moines, Iowa. Zak grew up in Norwalk where he was involved in various sports such as soccer, and high school baseball and football. He was musically inclined learning to play the piano and trombone, where he played in the Norwalk High School Marching, Concert and Jazz Bands. During those years the jazz band won every competition; winning the state jazz band champ- ionship two years in a row. Zak graduated from high school with class of 1996. He later graduated with his Associates Degree and earned his Business Administration Bachelor's Degree Magna Cum Laude from William Penn College graduating 2011. Throughout the years Zak worked at Scotts Grocery in Norwalk, Ultimate Electronics, Wells Fargo, Praxair, Echo Electric, and Nationwide Insurance where he was an associate underwriter. Zak loved watching custom car shows and attending classic car shows. He had a love of sports. His favorite sport teams were the Iowa State Cyclones, Green Bay Packers, and the Chicago Cubs. Zak liked to target shoot with his rifle and handguns. He loved to spend time with OBITUARY ZAK BRASWELL his family and being an overall handyman and problem solver; always lending an extra set of hands to help. Zak died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism at University of Iowa Hospital on Monday afternoon, May 6th, 2019. He lived 41 years 6 months, and 13 days. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James, Jr and Louis Braswell and Merle and Lavohn Scribner; and Uncle Ron Davis. Zak is survived by his best-friend Dena Ost- rander of Des Moines and their son, Paxton James Braswell, to be born May 2019, and step-daughter, Anneliesa Ostrander; parents, James and Jane Braswell of Norwalk; a brother Austin (wife, Lily) Braswell of Dobbs Ferry, NY and their children Hudson and Piper; his Aunt Jo Ann Davis of West Des Moines; Dena's parents, George and Deb Wise; Dena's brother; Nathan Wise and his two daughters, Evelyn and Carman all of Des Moines. A Celebration of Life Service was held May 13th at O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk. A private burial will take place in Highland Memory Gar- dens. Memorial contributions will be used for the raising and education expenses of Zak's new son, Paxton James Braswell (who is expected to arrive in May 2019). The family requests friends and family members share stories of how they knew Zak (perhaps something funny, a fond memory, and/or loving tribute) to be shared with Zak's son when he grows older. Visit www. olearyfunerals.com for details. Lunch In The Park Will Return for the Summer The Norwalk United Methodist Church will be offering a free Lunch In The Park every Friday this summer, June 7th through August 16th. Lunch will be served from 11-1 at the City Park, 907 North Avenue, each Friday, and includes free food, great games, and fun activities. All community members are welcome to join us. Call the church office with questions, 515-981-4251. Calling All Norwal Local Do 9ou have special events to share with our communit, q? Woulct 9ou like to see them here? please email clctaiis to usat news@norwalknews paper.corn and we will be happ9 to pubhsh them for our readers. William Benjamin Tuggle, Norwalk, passed away on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at the age of 65. Bill was born De- cember 23rd, 1953 in Independence, Kansas, the son of Bennie Leslie and Eleanor "Ann" Tuggle. He graduated from Muskogee High School in 1972 and earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology from Okla- homa State University in 1976. He was married on June 5th, 1983 to Marlene Hammes at Clear Creek Catholic Church near Sigourney, Iowa. Following their marriage, they raised their four children in Norwalk, Iowa. Bill was employed all his life as an airplane mechanic, work- ing first for SMB and then 30 years for UPS. He was known for his kindness, good nature, and willingness to help anyone. He loved spend- OBITUARY BILL TUGGLE ing time with his wife, children, grand-children, and large extended family. Children grav- itated toward his playful demeanor. Bill was held in high regard for his wisdom and his bountiful expertise. He was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus with St. John's Catholic Church, an avid sci-fi movie fan, a car enthusiast, and loved taking care of his house and yard. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marlene, their sons Nathan (Calli), Ryan, Matthew, and Joshua, his mother, Ann Tuggle, and siblings Nancy Atchley (Robert), Teresa "Terri" Morris (Jim), and James "Jim" Tuggle (Dianna). He was preceded in death by his father, Ben Tuggle, and niece, Alyssa Orr. A celebration of his life was held at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church on Saturday, May l lth, 2019 with burial at Norwalk Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Knights of Columbus St. John's Council #7556 Scholar- ship Fund. Bill will forever be missed by his large family and so many friends. Merle Hay Funeral Home handled arrange- ments. Warren County Senior Nutrition Program Menu For Martensdale Meal Site Contact Vicki White for information 515-961-1003 Thursday, May 16th Pineapple Glazed Pork Chop Garden Rice Blend Cucumber and Onion Salad Cinnamon Applesauce Mixed Fruit Crisp Friday, May 17th Deli Meat on Bun w/ Condiments Broccoli Cheese Soup Succotash Apricots Tuesday, May 21st Stuffed Shells Spinach Salad Pears Strawberries Garlic Bread Wednesday May 22nd Oven Fried Chicken Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy Green Beans Plums Tapioca Pudding Monday, May 20th Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry Rice Mandarin Oranges Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Fruited Yogurt Thursday, May 23rd Cook's Choice 1 Still need to pick up a graduation present? A subscription to our newspaper makes a great gift!