Irene Chapman, Adel

June 19, 2017

Irene Chapman

Irene Chapman, 95, of Adel, Iowa, died Friday, June 16, 2017 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines, Iowa. Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, June 20, at the United Methodist Church in Adel with Pastor John Augspurger officiating. Her body has been cremated with the cremains being interred in the Oakdale Cemetery at Adel.

Irene was born on June 18, 1921, at Woodward, Iowa to Ferdinand and Caroline (Klipple) Bengtson. She grew up in Woodward and Adel, graduating from Adel High School. Irene had been a Dallas County Deputy Auditor for 32 years, retiring in 1987. She had been a member of the Adel United Methodist Church, enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, dancing, and being very social with people. She especially loved animals.

Irene is survived by her grandson, Seth (Jennifer) Wicks of Ankeny; great grandchildren, Dallas and Lesa; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ferdinand and Caroline (Klipple) Bengtson; daughter, Lesa; three brothers; and one sister.

Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM on Monday at McCalley Funeral Home. Memorials given to the family will be directed to the Adel United Methodist Church or AHeinz57 Animal Rescue in DeSoto.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by McCalley Funeral Home in Adel. Online condolences may be left at

Eric Slycord, Adel

June 9, 2017

Eric Slycord, 52 of Adel, died suddenly Thursday, June 8,, 2017.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 12 at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel with burial at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call after Noon, Sunday at the funeral home where family will greet friends from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

He was born September 24, 1964 to Roger and Jean (Orton) Slycord. He graduated in 1984 from Pella High School.

Eric was a volunteer fireman for the Adel Fire Department and employee of Adel Casey’s store, both for nearly 30 years.

He enjoyed fishing, the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Vikings.

He is survived by his parents; a sister, Lori Stevens, four nieces and nephews, and a grateful community.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Adel Fire Department. Online condolences may be left at

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