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2021 Memorials

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  • Bonnie Bolte, age 98, passed away June 27, 2021. She was born on October 30, 1922 to Guy and Emma (Davis) Custer in their home near Silver City, IA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C.F. "Kelly" Bolte and 2 infant grandchildren. Bonnie is survived by her children, Ann Vorthmann (Bill), Marshall (Linda) Bolte, Owen (Carol) Bolte; 6 grandchildren, Rachel Dyke, Sarah (Adam) Vandevanter, Evan (Kristen) Bolte, Karl Bolte, Kaleb (Caitlin) Bolte, Kelsey (Josh) Carper; 10 great grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM at Hoy Kilnoski Funeral Home on Friday, July 2, 2021. Visitation will be held the hour prior to the service, also at the funeral home. The memorials are suggested to Jennie Edmundson Foundation.

    Danyal Robert Ozaydin, age 66, of Council Bluffs, IA, passed away at his home on December 17, 2021 from a heart attack.

    Dan was born in Omaha, NE, on Dec 20, 1955 to Dr. Ismail M. and Roberta (Gross) Ozaydin. He was a proud, lifelong community member of Council Bluffs and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1974. After managing Sports Treds and driving the Council Bluffs Public Library Bookmobile, he worked at Peoples Natural Gas for over 20 years. He then joined Heartland Properties, where he had been a realtor since 2008. Throughout life, he was active in volleyball, softball, and basketball leagues, and shared his passion for golf with many. For the past 15 years, Dan was a loving and devoted partner to Deb Bass. His grandchildren, who affectionately called him Papa O, were the pride and joy of his later life. Dan never met a stranger, thanks to his well-known stories, "jokes" and thoughtful acts that befriended him to many. His memorable voice and playful spirit filled the room.

    Dan was preceded in death by his father, Ismail M. Ozaydin, MD, in 1967, and mother Roberta Ozaydin in October 2021. Survivors include partner, Deb Bass, of Council Bluffs and her daughters Suzy (Cody Forristall), Tricia (Todd Fredericks), Joni (Jessie Booth); grandchildren, Lily Booth, Lucy Booth and Lincoln Forristall; brother, Steve (Diane Fackler) Ozaydin, of Council Bluffs; sisters, Jalle Metheny, of NE, and Julie (Lisa Gordon) Ozaydin, of Bolton, MA.; nephew, Henry I. Gordon-Ozaydin; and his many, many dear friends.

    VISITATION: Wednesday, December 22, from 4-8pm; CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Thursday, December 23, at 1pm, both will be held at the Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Friends and family are invited to The Gathering Room at McCoy's after the service on December 23. The family urges the use of masks at the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Dan & Dr. I. M. Ozaydin Scholarship Fund, the Midlands Humane Society or Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

    Joetta Jane Skipton, age 76, passed away December 26, 2021 after battling pancreatic cancer.

    Joetta was born December 21, 1945 in Council Bluffs to the late Irvin and Harriett Jacobsen. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1964 and Buena Vista University. Joetta married Michael Skipton on August 17, 1968. They were blessed with two children, Trisha and Kyle. Joetta worked for Mutual of Omaha for 10 years and retired from Black Hills Energy after 25 years. She was manager of small and large volume billing at Black Hills. Joetta was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, St Ann’s Altar & Rosary Society; member and board member of the Women’s Christian Association. She was a volunteer for the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Auxiliary for 14 years and was the Gift Shop Chairman for the Auxiliary.

    Joetta is survived by her husband of 53 years, Michael Skipton of Council Bluffs; daughter, Trisha (Bill) Schultheis of Downers Grove, Illinois; son, Kyle Skipton of Clever, Missouri; granddaughters, Grace Schultheis, Clare Schultheis and Sydney Skipton; grandson, Cooper Skipton; and brother, Chris (Barb) Jacobsen of Council Bluffs.

    Recitation of the Rosary, Thursday, 6:15 p.m. followed by visitation with the family until 8:00 p.m. at Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Memorial Mass, Friday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Inurnment St. Joseph Cemetery with a lunch following at Kottas Hall at St. Peter’s. Memorials are suggested to Methodist Jennie Edmundson Foundation or the American Cancer Society.