Our collection of Iowa obituaries is expanded regularly as volunteer contributors transcribe citations. You can help other researchers by taking a few minutes each day to pick up your local or county paper and enter citations for the obituaries. We also have many volunteers that transcribe obituary information from the newspaper archives at their local library.
Search by Name
Enter a last name (i.e. surname) and search through the Iowa newspapers citations already indexed.
Or, if you would like to contribute obituaries, first locate your local or county newspaper listing in the directory.
Why Citations? Where's The Rest of the Obit?
To avoid violating the copyright protection exercised by many newspapers over complete obituaries, our database simply cites the individual, date of death, age at death, newspaper name, date of paper and page of citation. We attach a link to the newspaper website (when available) so you can contact them directly to obtain the full obituary.
Browse through our listing of Iowa newspapers and access their online obituary archives. Included in our directory are highlights of genealogy columns published in each paper.
To add an obituary citation, locate the newspaper listing and then click on "Add Obituary".
Additional Iowa Sources
Below are links to Iowa sites that have uploaded state or county obituaries. If you would like us to include a link to your obituary page(s), complete this form.
Adams County Obituaries
Appanoose County Obituaries
Assorted Story County Obituaries
Benton County, Iowa Obituaries
Bremer County Obituaries
Butler County Obituaries
Charles City Press Obituaries
Cherokee County Obituaries
Clay County Obituaries
Conway Funeral Home Obituaries
Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel Obituaries
Emmet County Obituaries
Gunderson Funeral Home Obituaries
Henry County Obituaries, 1998-1999
Jones County Obituaries
Mills County Obituaries
Muscatine County Obituaries
New Hampton Tribune Obituaries
Newton Daily News Obituaries
North States Obituaries Search Engine
Obituaries in the Laurens Public Library
Osceola Sentinel-Tribune Obituaries
Pottawattamie County Obituaries
Poweshiek County Obituaries
Recent Henry County Obituaries
Storm Lake Times Obituaries
Tabor Beacon Obituaries
Thompson & Rake Area Obituaries
Truro Library Obituary Collection
Waterloo Courier Obituaries
Woodbury County Obituaries
Iowa Resources at StateGenSites
Visit the StateGenSites Iowa Genealogy page, with its unique database of state and county web site links organized in 27 different categories.
Family Tree Connection - IA Resources