Current Obituaries

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

Craig Arends

Sac City, IA

Celebration of Life Memorial Service
2:00 p.m., Saturday
September 25, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

November 9, 1954 - September 13, 2021

Rodney Wadsley

Early, IA

Funeral Service
3:00 p.m., Saturday
September 18, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

August 18, 1956 - September 12, 2021

Esther Hokanson

Sac City, IA

10:30 a.m., Wednesday
September 22, 2021
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
Sac City, Iowa
Livestream Available
Passcode: Hokanson

January 2, 1932 - September 10, 2021

Kenneth Hansen

Early, IA


September 21, 1946 - September 8, 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