Current Obituaries

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

LaVern Kraft

Sac City, IA

Funeral Service
11:00 a.m., Friday
September 25, 2020
First Presbyterian Church
Sac City, Iowa

October 12, 1933 - September 21, 2020

Alice Koessel

West Des Moines, IA

Private Funeral Service
10:00 a.m. Live Streamed

Public Graveside Service
11:00 a.m., Saturday
September 26, 2020
Ferguson Cemetery 
Lake View, Iowa

December 28, 1928 - September 19, 2020

Norma Rix

Nevada, IA

Memorial Service
2:00 p.m., Sunday
September 27, 2020
Emanuel-St. John Lutheran Church
Lytton, Iowa

April 17, 1927 - October 31, 2019


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.

Our Staff More History


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