Current Obituaries

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

Ed (Eddie) Steinkamp


Mass of The Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Saturday
September 22, 2018
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa

November 23, 1926 - September 13, 2018

Kathleen Reiling

Fonda, IA

Memorial Mass:
10:30 a.m. Monday
September 17, 2018
Our Lady Of Good Counsel
Catholic Church Fonda, Iowa

December 5, 1945 - September 12, 2018

Kanytha Avery



Celebration of Life
3:00 p.m., Saturday
September 15, 2018
302 Karr Ave
Early, Iowa

September 1, 1940 - September 7, 2018

Mable Watson

Lake View, IA

Memorial Service
1:30 p.m., Saturday
September 15, 2018
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Lake View, Iowa

November 4, 1928 - September 2, 2018

Christaine Mackey

Sac City, IA


February 9, 1926 - August 31, 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.

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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