Current Obituaries

We have been honored to serve the families and loved ones of these individuals.

Gwendolyn Swanson

Ankeny, IA

Funeral Service
11:00 a.m., Thursday
March 30, 2017
Lakes United Methodist Church
Lake View, Iowa

January 14, 1930 - March 26, 2017

Beverly Dumdei

Carnarvon, IA


Funeral Service
10:30 a.m., Thursday
March 30, 2017
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

July 14, 1932 - March 25, 2017

Norma Hunt

Maysville, MO

Funeral Services:
3:00 p.m., Saturday
April 1, 2017
First Congregational UCC
Lake View, Iowa

June 22, 1927 - March 20, 2017

Wilbur Weitzel

Sac City, IA

Memorial Services are pending at this time.

June 30, 1920 - March 19, 2017

Dale Rench

Lynn Haven, FL

Memorial Service
10:00 a.m., Saturday
May 20, 2017
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

July 4, 1929 - March 6, 2017


Steeped in Tradition

Farber & Otteman Funeral Home was established in 1943 when, upon the untimely death of Mr. A.G. Neal, Arlin Otteman of Sac City and Charles L. Farber of Lake City, purchased Mr. Neal's business.

In 1954, Mr. Farber and Mr. Otteman realized they could offer more efficient service with up-to-date equipment by serving several locations and utilizing the equipment between the various funeral homes. In addition to the original Sac City location, Farber & Otteman Funeral Homes were then established in Schaller, Storm Lake, Lake View, Newell and Wall Lake with the Odebolt location following in 1965.

When Mr. Farber retired in 1965, Mr. and Mrs. Otteman purchased his interest and operated the funeral homes for many years. In 1980 a corporation was set up which included Arlin E. Otteman as President; J. Richard Seger, Vice President; Roderick G. Sorensen, Secretary; and Ronald J. Nelson, Treasurer. All four owners of the corporation operated the funeral homes.

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Sac City

1120 W. Main St.
Sac City , IA 50583
Phone: (712) 662-7135

Lake View

603 3rd St.
Lake View , IA 51450
Phone: (712) 657-8551


400 S. Locust St.
Odebolt , IA 51458
Phone: (712) 668-2213

Wall Lake

208 W. First St.
Wall Lake , IA 51466
Phone: (712) 664-2515