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Entered Union: 1846 (29th state)
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Iowa Obituaries

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.

Newspaper Directory

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

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