Current Obituaries

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

Cynthia Seymour

Lake View, IA


Celebration Of Life
3:00 p.m. Thursday
July 13, 2017
Lakes United Methodist Church
Lake View, Iowa

April 30, 1953 - June 22, 2017

Kim Toliver

Sac City, IA

10:00 a.m. Thursday
June 22, 2017
First Presbyterian Church
Sac City, Iowa

January 16, 1960 - June 18, 2017

Jackie Covey

Omaha, NE

Memorial Service
10:30 a.m. Thursday
June 22, 2017
United Methodist Church
Early, Iowa

December 13, 1982 - June 15, 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