Current Obituaries

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

Frances Buckley

Sac City, IA

Funeral Service
2:00 p.m., Saturday
December 11, 2021
United Methodist Church
Sac City, Iowa

May 19, 1920 - December 2, 2021

Gene Larsen

Branson, MO

Memorial Service
10:30 am Saturday
December 11, 2021
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Lake View, Iowa

March 15, 1955 - November 21, 2021

Betty Mesenbrink

Lake View, IA


Celebration of Life
1:00 p.m., Sunday
December 12, 2021
Lakes United Methodist Church
Lake View, Iowa


 A Memorial Service for Betty and Jeanne will be held on June 21, 2022, near the Memorial Rose Garden in Speaker Park, Lake View, IA.

February 8, 1930 - November 10, 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