Current Obituaries

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

Donna Graber

Wall Lake, IA

Funeral Service
10:00 a.m, Wednesday
November 21, 2018
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

February 11, 1937 - November 18, 2018

Mildred Sturm

Wall Lake, IA

Mass of the Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Wednesday
November 21, 2018
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

April 26, 1922 - November 18, 2018

Vernon Petersen

Sac City, IA

10:30 a.m., Tuesday
November 20, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church 
Sac City, Iowa

February 15, 1936 - November 14, 2018

Bette Wassom

Sac City, IA

Memorial Mass
10:30 a.m., Saturday
December 1, 2018
St. Mary's Catholic Church
Sac City, Iowa

April 18, 1925 - October 23, 2018


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