Current Obituaries

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

Val "KK" Simpson

Sac City, IA

10:30 a.m., Saturday
October 16, 2021
Faith Bible Church
Sac City, Iowa
Livestream Available
Passcode: Simpson

January 21, 1964 - October 11, 2021

Shirley Higgins

Sac City, IA

Memorial Service
11:00 a.m., Friday
October 15, 2021
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa

February 25, 1936 - October 8, 2021

Deborah Johnson

Independance, IA

Memorial Service
10:30 a.m., Saturday
November 13, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

September 26, 1950 - October 6, 2021

Anna Dobbs

Odebolt, IA

Celebration of Life
1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Saturday
October 23, 2021
Arthur Community Hall
Arthur, Iowa

April 9, 1952 - September 16, 2021


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