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Page Two N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 5, 2015 41~k. NORTH WARREN TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS EO. Box 325,1122 Main St. Ste. 1, Norwalk, IA 50211 515-981-0406 A weekly publication of Klein Publications, Inc. Published every Thursday in Norwalk, Iowa Official newspaper for Norwalk, Cumming, Norwalk Community School District and Warren County. Member of Iowa Press Association and National Newspaper Association Steven F. Klein Publisher Sally Huntoon Advertising/Managing Editor ArleneKnust Typesetter/Office Lori Ford Special Assignments Established May 1968 by Dorothy L. Graham Subscription Rates: $18 per year - Single Copy 50 cents Senior Citizens and College Students $15 per year Residents outside Warren, Madison & Polk Co. - $24 per year Periodicals Postage Paid at Norwalk, Iowa and Additional Mailing Offices ALL COPY/ADS MUST BE SUBMITI'ED BY 12 NOON FRIDAY TO INSURE PUBLICATION IN NEXT ISSUE We reserve the right to accept or refuse all advertising. We reserve the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. Postmaster: Send Form 3579 to P.O. Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Member of: National Newspaper Association Iowa Newspaper Association OBITUARY SOMMOR N. DALES Sommor "Munchkin" Dales, 29, passed away with her loving family by her side Sunda34 Oct. 25, at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Sommor Nicole was born on January 2,1986, the daughter of Laura, sis- ter of Seth and step-daugh- ter of Fred. Celebration of Life Ser- vices were Thursda3 Oct. 29, at the First Assembly of God Church in Indianola. Burial was at the Norwalk Cemetery, Norwalk. The family requests donations be made in memory of Sommor to Genesis Devel- opment in Indianola.i Sommor lived inan as- sisted living house with four wonderful friends through the assistance of the Genesis Development staff. Sommor enjoyed swim- ming, flying kites, telling jokes. She enjoyed spending time with her brother, beat- ing him at basketball, watching football and lis- tening to sports. She loved going to gas stations to get her buy-one-get-one free soda and enjoyed making homemade ice cream. She loved spending each Wednesday and Friday working with her close friends in the laundry facil- ity. She enjoyed going on trips, especially to family reunions and with the Gen- esis program going to many different places including the Iowa State Fair and Sommor N. Dales many concerts. Sommor was actively involved in the First Assembly of God Church where she loved singing and dancing and was loved by all who attended. Sommor is survived by her mother, Laura; brother, Seth; step-father, Fred Elsinga; grandparents, Lloyd and Betty Dales of Indianola; two undes, Ron (Vicki) Dales of Milo and Doug (Jacque) Dales of Bellevue, NE; one aunt, Kimberly (Jim) Oliver of Austin, PA; cousins, Allison, Joshua, Ben, Dustin, Charmayne, Travis, Anthony, Kathleen, and Cooper; along with other family and friends. Sommor is preceded in death by great-grandpar- ents, aunts, uncles and cous- ins. On line condolences may be made to www.overton funerals.com. Start the day off right! rr tters 515-223-1150 P.O. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www.kwl .com OBITUARY WALTER EDWARD GEARINO Walter Edward Geari- no; 71, Norwalk, a big- hearted man who lived for serving others, died Mon- day, Oct. 26, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Mar- shalltown, following a long illness. He was born June 21, 1944, inNew York City, to Louis and Marie Henry Gearino, and was the eldest of their two chil- dren. Mr. Gearino was raised in Plainfield, NJ, and at- tended St. Mary's schools in Plainfield, and also Plainfield High School. He joined the Marine Corps when he was 17 and his service included time in Cuba and two tours in Vietnam. In 1966, he en- rolled at the University of South Dakota where he earned bachelor's and master's degree in Sociol- ogy. He also studied at Birkbeck College, Univer- sity of London in England. Hisfirst job after college was teaching Sociology at Southeastern Community College in Burlington, and also was a faculty adviser to the school's returning Vietnam veterans, advo- cating for greater federal benefits through fundrais- ing and legislative involve- ment. He went on to a ca- reer with the U.S. Depart- ment of Veterans Affairs, first in Cedar Rapids and then Des Moines. He spent his career working on the education and medical care of veterans. After re- tiring from his federal work, he worked with the Polk County, veteran af- fairs office, and did a de- livery route for Meals on Wheels. Walt was in- volved with Cub and Boy Scouts. He loved the out- doors, including biking Walter Edward Gearino and yearly canoe trips on the Mississippi. He is survived by his wife of 46 years Maureen (Taylor) Gearino; his three sons and their families, Dan Gearino and Samara Rafert, and their daughters Eliza and Norah, of Co- lumbus, OH; Jon Gearino, of Des Moines, and Adam Gearino and Seth Schinde- hette, of Chicago, IL; his sister, Irene Liebeck, of Princeton, NJ; and he was a beloved brother-in-law and uncle to Maureen's family. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Marie; his father and mother-in-law, Jerome and Lucille Taylor; older half- brothers, George, Louis and Richard; brothers-in- law, Larry Stroofman, John Taylor and John Liebeck; and three nieces, Lucy Kate Johnson, Catherine Taylor and Christine Tay- lor. A Funeral Mass was Saturday, Oct. 31, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Norwalk. To read Walt's life story or share a memory with the family visit www.oleary funerals.com. O Learv Your full-service funeral care. We provide: .Consultation .Pre-Planning Grief Support .Monuments Floral Arrangements 515-981-0700 www.olearyfunerals.com Eric E O'L ml Owner & Director Jeanne Yordi Family Service Advisor Photo Printing is a full commercial printer located in Carlisle, Iowa. If you have a flyer, letterhead, envelope, brochure, magazine, newsletter, book, etc., that you would like to have printed, give us a call for a Free Estimate. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st Street Carlisle, Iowa 50047 515-989-3251 Worship at these Norwalk Area Churches Christ Our Savior Harvest Church Lutheran Church (LC-MS) (Evangelical Free) 515"Sunset Dr. 4225 N. Birch Ave, 515-897-4183 PO Box 115 Steven Klawoun, Pastor 981-4321 9:00 am Worship harvestchurchcumming.com 10:30 am Sunday School Thomas Cackler, Pastor Wed. Family Education 6:30 pm Sunday 10 am Worship Wed. Confirmation: 5th-8th grade *** 6:30 pm *** Christian Life Crossroads Church Assembly of God Church 260t Border St. Fleur Drive and Hwy 5 www.2thecrossroads.com Warren Hunsberger, Pastor Glen Blumer, Pastor 515-953-0322 515-28%8580 10 am Worship 9:30 am Worship Children's Ministry, 0-5 Nursery & Children's Kids' Church 6 years & up Programming Nursery ages 0-2 3 years old through 5th grade 6:30 pm - Wed. Elevate Youth Wed. 6:30 pm K-12th grades *** *** Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Community 112 County Line Rd. 285-8871 Church www.gracecarcs.net 225 North Ave. Doug VanWey, Pastor www.fccnorwalk.org 9:30 a.m. Sunday School Rob Jones. Pastor 10:45 am Worship. 981-0699 Jr. & Sr. High, Men's and Sunday Morning Services: Women's Ministry 8:30 & 10:30 am Nursery Provided. Disciple City for Children: *** (18 months-5th grade)Mt. Zion Church of God Sunday Mornings, 8:30 & 10:30 8383 Ridgeview Dr. am David Chu, Pastor Quality childcare provided 664-2828 for children under 18 mo. *** 'Unstoppable' for Jr. High: MARTENSDALE (6th-8th grade) Martensdale Community Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm (An Evangelical Free Church) 'Unshaken' lbr Sr. High: 1 Mile North of Martensdale on (9th-12th grade) Hwy 28 Sunday Evenings, 6-8 pm Jercmy Kidder, Pastor Sonshine Choir: (K-5th grade) 641-764-249l Sunday evenings, 6-7:30 pm Worship: 9 am Family Night Wednesdays - Bible Study: 10:30 am Dinner served, Jr. High & Sr. High Youth: 6 pm 5:30-6:15 pm Sunday A night of fellowship & Bible *** Study St. Paul Lutheran Church for the whole family!(Evangelical Lutheran Church Fellowship Kids: 3 yrs.-5th grade, " in America) Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm (Under age 3 childcare for parents attending growth group Bible studies.) First Baptist Church Sunset Dr. & Marled 981-4391 Trey Perrott, Pastor 9:30 am Coffee Fellowship 10 am Morning Worship 5:30 pm Sunday Kids and Adult Ministries Class for all ages Nursery Provided Wednesday Night Link Groups New Life Lutheran Church 4380 Wakonda Dr. - 285-5965 www.newlifenorwalk.org Nate Liedtke, Pastor 8:15 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School Childeare Provided Norwalk Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 701 Main St. - 981-0176 Norwalkcc.org Travis Stanley, Pastor Marti Stanley, Pastor 8:30 am & 10:30 am Worship 9:30 am Sunday School and Fellowship Nursery Provided (birth - 5) All are Welcome! Norwalk United Methodist Church 1801 Sunset Dr. - 981-4251 Steve McElroy, Pastor 8:00 and 10:30 am Worship Sunday School 9:15 am Nursery Provided St. John the Apostle Catholic Church 720 Orchard Hills Dr. 981-4855 FAX 981-9475 Father John Ludwig Sacrament of Reconciliation 4 pm Saturday Masses: 5 pm Saturday 9 am Sunday Nursery, Sunday School 615 Iowa Ave. 641-764-2752 Ron Molar, Pastor, 770-1286 Don Rothweiler, Pastor 10:30 am SS/Worship Call for times on Adult and Children Bible Studies Linn Grove United Methodist Church 7483 50th St. - 981-4062 Ginni Otto, Pastor Free-will offering Breakfast 8-9:30 am 10 am Worship Adult Sunday School - 11 am Freedom Fellowship Church (IFFC) 2604 N. Jefferson Way 515,96175755 Pastor Jeff Rabe Pastor's Cell 515-333-2458 9:30 am sunday Worship 12:45-2 pm Wqd. Adult Bible Study Tues.-Thurs. is for Community Food Closet. (Please call for availability) Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELS) 202 N. Kenwood - 962-0351 Robert Hurting, Pastor 9 am Worship 10:15 Sunday School . The above free listings are to Help newcomers know the Regular worship schedules of Norwalk-area churches. Special Events and services will not be listed here. Policy: Churches must be in the Norwalk Area and in Warren County for this free listing.