Current Obituaries

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

Wayne Brower

Early, IA

Funeral Service
10:30 a.m., Tuesday
July 27, 2021
United Methodist Church
Nemaha, Iowa

June 28, 1925 - July 24, 2021

Opal Simon

Lake View, IA

11:00 a.m., Wednesday
July 28, 2021
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Lake View, Iowa

July 6, 1930 - July 23, 2021

Don Bettin

Odebolt, IA


May 9, 1926 - July 23, 2021

Lyle Taber

Sac City, IA

Memorial Service
3:00 p.m., Saturday
July 24, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

April 30, 1945 - July 21, 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