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Christian Silva

Christian Silva, 15, of Creston, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 due to injuries from a pickup accident in Adams County.

Celebration of Life services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the First Baptist Church, 1001 N. Lincoln Street, in Creston. Rev. Dave Tebbenkamp will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to a permanent memorial in Christian’s name. Powers Funeral Home in Creston is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences can be given at

Christian Allen Silva, son of Manuel Allen Silva and Chelsi Marie (Freemyer) Silva, was born on Jan. 26, 1999 in Creston.

He was educated at Mayflower Christian School for two years; home schooled through the ninth grade, and currently was a sophomore at Southwest Valley High School in Corning. Christian was in youth group at the First Baptist Church in Creston and loved playing the piano and skateboarding. He played golf and baseball in school, lettering in golf.

Survivors include his parents, Manny and Chelsi Silva of Creston; three sisters, Alexa Raye Silva of Los Angeles, Calif.; Grace Marie Silva and Elizabeth Faith Silva, both at home; grandparents, Alan and Linda Johannes of Bridgewater; JoAnn Stephan of Moreno Valley, Calif.; Denny and Ramona Johnson of Carbon; Doris Cooney of Corning; Wes Freemyer of Clearfield; Gloria Barrera from Anaheim, Calif.; and Larry and LuAnne Johannes of Corning; great-grandparents Chet (wife Mary Ann) Cooper of Dexter; two aunts, Melissa (husband Timothy) Bartlett and Gentry Johannes; four uncles, Jake (wife Chantel) Dixon, Richard (wife Erica) Silva, Angel (wife Vanessa) Silva and Michael (wife Mirna) Silva and other aunts, uncles, cousins and family.

Christian was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Manuel Silva Sr. in 2012 and Michael Freemyer in 1995; great-grandfathers, Karmit Cooney in 1997 and Juan Barrera in 2011 and great-grandmother, Jo Freemyer in 2014.


Olin LeRoy Hamman

Olin LeRoy Hamman, age 81, of Nodaway passed away Sept. 7, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Society in Red Oak. Olin was born May 6, 1933 in Nodaway, the son of Earny and Leona (Rascher) Hamman. He graduated from Nodaway High School in 1951 and served in the United States Army Air Force. Upon his return home, he started helping his dad farm. On Feb. 25, 1957, Olin started working for the Lisle Corporation where he worked until Sept. 30, 2003. He was a member of the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Villisca and the Corning American Legion Post #117. Olin loved country music, raising watermelons, cantaloupes and pumpkins to share with family and friends, going to town for coffee with his friends and spending time with his faithful companion, Murphy, an Australian Blue Healer dog.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers: Roland and Floyd. Survivors include his sisters-in-law Dorothy Hamman of Red Oak and Pearl Hamman of Boone; nephews Kenny Hamman and wife Bev of Red Oak and Dennis Hamman and wife Carol of Boone; nieces: Kathy Inman and husband Doug of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Karen Beaty and husband Tom of St. Charles, Mo.; and Debby Anglen and husband Randy of Glenwood; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Villisca, Iowa with Pastor Jerome Wagoner officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Rose Cemetery in Adams County. A memorial fund is being established in Olin's memory.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel of Red Oak was in charge of arrangements.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:41