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Edith Sarah Moeller

January 27, 1920 - November 1, 2013

Edith S. Moeller, 93, of Reinbeck, Iowa, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013, at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck while under the care of Iowa Hospice. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 4 from 5pm to 7pm at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, November 5 at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in...
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Lois V. Stephan

October 1, 1937 - November 1, 2013

Lois V. Stephan, 76, of Reinbeck, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center. Visitation will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck with a 7 P.M. scripture service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 21275 U Ave., Reinbeck, IA. Burial...
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Minnie Marjorie Schmidt

April 17, 1927 - October 30, 2013

Minnie M. Schmidt, 86, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center while under the care of Iowa Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, 10:30 A.M. at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in rural Holland. Visitation will be held Friday, November 1, 2013, from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in...
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Wendell Kenneth Hoekstra

February 24, 1923 - October 23, 2013

Wendell K. Hoekstra, 90, of Eldora, Iowa died on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 26 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with Pastor Bruce Zimmermann officiating. Burial will follow in the Steamboat Rock Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm on Friday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in...
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Sophia June Frost

June 3, 1943 - October 21, 2013

Sophia J. Frost, 70, of New Hartford, Iowa, died Monday, October 21, 2013, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Reinbeck, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Per Sophia's wishes she has been cremated. A gathering to Celebrate Sophia's Life will be held Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the...
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Dorothy Schwebke Shultz

July 3, 1921 - October 18, 2013

Dorothy A. Schwebke Schultz, 92, of Eldora, died on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Valley View Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora. Visitation is from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday, October 21 at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with Pastor David Splett officiating. Burial will follow at 1:30 pm at...
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Mervin Robert Hansen

December 14, 1919 - October 18, 2013

Mervin "Moe' Hansen, 93, of Dike, passed away on Friday, October 18, 2013, at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck, Iowa while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 21, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at the Fredsville Evangelical Lutheran Church rural Cedar Falls. Burial will follow at Fredsville Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013,...
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Sarah Isabelle Modlin

December 25, 1916 - October 11, 2013

Sarah Isabelle Modlin, 96, of Eldora, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Valley View Nursing & Rehab Center in Eldora while under Care Initiatives Hospice. A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the Eldora United...
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James S. Readel

January 25, 1947 - October 11, 2013

James S. Readel, 66, of Eldora, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at his home in Eldora of natural causes. A gathering of friends and family celebrating James' life will be held on Friday, November 1st starting at 4 P.M. at the American Legion Club, 1215 Washington St., Eldora, Iowa. James was in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1972. He...
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Francis J. Babinat

September 2, 1923 - September 27, 2013

Francis J. Babinat, 90, of Reinbeck, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit while under Care Initiatives Hospice. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 30th from 5 to 8 P.M. at the French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck with an 8 P.M. scripture service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 1st at 10:30 A.M....
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Vernice Lorraine Schmidt

August 31, 1925 - September 21, 2013

Vernice Lorraine (Smit) Schmidt, 88, formerly of Grundy Center, passed away on Saturday, September 21st at the Village of Legacy Pointe in Waukee, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at the...
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Dorothy Augusta Slater

March 10, 1923 - September 21, 2013

Dorothy A. Slater, 90, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, formerly of Eldora, Iowa, died on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with Pastor David Splett officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Eldora. Visitation will be at the church from 9...
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Pamela Sue Van Hauen

December 2, 1956 - September 12, 2013

Pamela Van Hauen, 56, of Holland, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, Iowa. A funeral service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2013, at Orchard Hill Church in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Visitation will take place from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center, Iowa. Burial...
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Mary May Waldo Beach

November 19, 1918 - September 4, 2013

Mary May Waldo Beach, 94, of Eldora, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Valley View Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Eldora while under Care Initiatives Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 7th at 10:30 A.M. at the Eldora United Methodist Church with the Rev. Vicki Reece officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the...
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Dale Eugene Brandt

November 3, 1932 - August 23, 2013

Dale E. Brandt, 80, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Friday, August 23, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa, of natural causes. Visitation will be Sunday, August 25, 2013, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at French Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Per Dale's wishes he will be cremated and no services will take place. Burial of the cremains will take place at a later date. A memorial fund has been...
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Sandra D. Heerkes

April 15, 1944 - August 17, 2013

Sandra D. Heerkes, 69, of Dike, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 27th at 11:00 A.M. at the Dike United Methodist Church, 439 Church St., Dike, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 26th from 4 to 7 P.M. at the church. Burial will be...
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Larry Havens

April 21, 1941 - August 12, 2013


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Jasper E. Westerman

November 12, 1930 - August 11, 2013


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Harold George Priske

April 10, 1917 - August 9, 2013

Harold G. Priske, 96, of Eldora, died at Valley View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Eldora of natural causes on Friday, August 9, 2013, while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Eldora. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at Eastlawn Memory...
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Wayne Albert Meister

October 6, 1956 - August 8, 2013

Wayne Albert "Spider" Meister, age 56, of Eldora, Iowa, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Eldora United Methodist Church. A committal service will follow at the Jackson Township Cemetery in Owasa, Iowa. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00...
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Henry S. Mennenga

June 13, 1920 - August 5, 2013


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John Richard Whalen

September 26, 1935 - July 26, 2013

John R. Whalen, 77 of Eldora, died on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Ellsworth Memorial Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, July 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eldora with Father Tony Kruse celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Eldora with military honors provided by Walter-Sayer Post #182 of the American Legion...
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Louise Ella Eckhoff

February 14, 1920 - July 21, 2013

Louise Ella Eckhoff, age 93, of Steamboat Rock, Iowa, entered eternal rest on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Presbyterian Village in Ackley, Iowa while under Care Initiatives Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the First Christian Reformed Church in rural Wellsburg. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M....
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Bernice Ann Jones

October 27, 1930 - July 21, 2013

Bernice Jones, 82, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Reinbeck, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Rev. Joel Love officiating. Burial will follow at the Washington Township Cemetery rural Morrison, Iowa....
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Russell E. Roberts

October 26, 1918 - July 15, 2013

Russell E. Roberts, 94, of Reinbeck, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. on Saturday, July 20th at the New Life Assembly of God in Reinbeck with the funeral service starting at 11:00 A.M. A private family burial will take place...
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Albert John Lotts

September 6, 1941 - July 4, 2013

Albert J. Lotts, 71, of Dike, Iowa passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his home in Dike while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. In keeping with Albert's loving and generous spirit, it was his decision to donate his body to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics for scientific research. Albert's family will receive friends for a celebration of his life at the Dike United Methodist...
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Wilbur Henry Smit

March 27, 1921 - July 1, 2013

Wilbur H. Smit 92, of Holland, Iowa, died Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Wellsburg Reformed Church in Wellsburg, Iowa. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held Friday, July 5, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Memorials may...
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Leonard Leo Brumbaugh

June 2, 1936 - June 24, 2013

Leonard L. Brumbaugh, 77, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Monday, June 24, 2013, at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa while under the care of Allen Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, April June 28, 2013, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Rev. Joel Love officiating. Burial will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck. Visitation...
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Keith Klar

February 25, 1933 - June 20, 2013

Keith L. "Swede" Klar, 80, of Dike, Iowa passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A memorial visitation will be held at 9:30 A.M. until time of memorial service at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Dike United Methodist Church in Dike. Burial will follow the memorial service at Elmwood...
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Grace Harrenstein

February 20, 1923 - June 20, 2013

Grace Harrenstein, 90, of Grundy Center, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, June 20th at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 24th at 11:00 A.M. at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in rural Holland with Pastor Eric Duble officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 at...
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Susan Anne Wyatt

November 29, 1947 - June 19, 2013

Susan A. Wyatt, 65, of Rural Hudson, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, June 24, 2013 at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck. Burial will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the...
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Margaret Maggie Koch

November 28, 1913 - June 13, 2013

Margaret Koch, 99, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck, Iowa. Funeral Services will be on Monday – June 17, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. at St. John Lutheran Church in Reinbeck, Iowa with Pastor Bruce Boyce officiating. Burial will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the...
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Marian Bicket Philp

May 15, 1933 - June 8, 2013

Marian Bicket Philp passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Life Center in Des Moines at the age of 80. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 11th at 10:30 A.M. at the Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will follow services at the Reinbeck Cemetery. Memorial contributions may...
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Virginia D. Barnes

November 7, 1929 - June 8, 2013

Virginia D. Barnes, 83, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa, of natural causes. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Reinbeck, Iowa. Burial will be at Young Cemetery in Truro, Iowa. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M, at the church. Memorials may be...
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Elmer J. Eiklenborg

December 12, 1923 - June 6, 2013

Elmer Jurgen Eiklenborg, 89, of Dike, passed away at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care on Thursday, June 6, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Reformed Church of Stout. Burial will follow at the Stout Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Dike American Legion Post # 471. A visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P...
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Larry K. Beck

June 8, 1939 - June 6, 2013

Larry K. Beck, of Grundy Center, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center. All services will be private. Larry was born on June 8, 1939 in Spencer, Iowa, the son of Irvin & Jean (Bixler) Beck. He grew up in the Spencer area and after high school, Larry enlisted in the United States Navy where he spent over 20 years of his career, retiring as...
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Lee Nicholas Boomgarden

September 11, 1935 - June 5, 2013

Lee N. Boomgarden, 77, of Wellsburg, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 10th at 10:30 A.M. at the United Reformed Church, 608 S. Adams St., Wellsburg. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9th from 3 to 5 P.M. at the Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in Wellsburg....
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Gertrude E. Craig

February 2, 1916 - June 3, 2013

Gertrude E. Craig, 97, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away of natural causes, on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. A visitation...
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Iva Mae Bright

August 13, 1912 - June 3, 2013

Iva Mae Bright slipped quietly into the hands of her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 3. Born on August 13, 1912, she had lived a full and productive life of 100 years, nine months and 21 days. Iva Mae was the daughter of John LeRoy and Allie Rae (Townsend) Starr. Born on the family farm in Jackson Township, she lived in Hardin County her entire life. Her education began in country school at...
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Hazel Mae Robinson

April 23, 1921 - June 1, 2013

Hazel Mae Robinson entered eternal life on June 1, 2013 and was reunited with her loving husband Gareld "Robby". Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Grace Brethren Church, Waterloo, Iowa, with Pastor Ron Weimar officiating. Burial will be held at 9:00 A.M. July 9, 2013 at Reinbeck Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial service at...
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Caris Gardner

January 16, 2013 - June 1, 2013

Caris Jenika Gardner, four and a half month old infant daughter of Joshua and Tiffany Gardner of New Providence, Iowa, died on Saturday, June 01, 2013 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa while under the care of Homeward Hospice. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Honey Creek New Providence Friend's Church in New Providence, Iowa with Pastors...
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LeRoy Aswegan

March 7, 1927 - May 27, 2013

LeRoy E. Aswegan age 86, Arbor Lakes, died May 27, 2013 under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. LeRoy was born on March 7, 1927 in Fern, Iowa to the late Louis Aswegan and Olga (Piper) Aswegan. He owned his own farm, retiring in 1989. LeRoy, along with his late wife Joan loved to fish and caught many species throughout their travels. Left to cherish his memory is his brother Floyd...
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Howard William Pence

July 18, 1920 - May 27, 2013

Howard W. Pence, 92 of Eldora, Iowa, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Eldora Nursing & Rehab Center in Eldora, while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Funeral services will be at 10:30 on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora. Burial will follow in the Conrad Cemetery. Visitation is from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. ...
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Donald Dwight Dirks

July 8, 1923 - May 21, 2013

Donald Dwight Dirks, 89, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa. A committal service will follow at Reinbeck Cemetery with military honors being conducted by the Reinbeck American Legion Action Post # 242. A...
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Kathryn Ellenberger

May 15, 1913 - May 19, 2013


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Carol Joan Kolthoff

July 23, 1932 - May 13, 2013


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Nelda Mae Geerdes

December 8, 1922 - May 9, 2013

Nelda Mae Geerdes, 90, of Wellsburg, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames while under the care of Iowa Hospice. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 13th at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, 611 Sherman Ave., Ackley, IA, 50601. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 12th from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Doyen-Abels Funeral Home in...
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Leslie Satterlee

June 17, 1912 - May 7, 2013

Leslie "Max" Satterlee, 100, of Eldora, formerly a long time resident of East Peru, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Valley View Nursing & Rehab Center in Eldora. Services will be held privately by the family. Memorials may be directed to the family. Max was born in Stuart, Iowa on June 17, 1912, the son of Martin and Myrtle Satterlee. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Forst on...
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Ellen Joan Aswegan

January 8, 1931 - May 6, 2013

Ellen Joan Aswegan, 82, Arbor Lakes, Fla., died May 6, 2013, under the loving care of Hospice of Citrus County and dear friends. Ellen was born Jan. 8, 1931, in New Sharon, Iowa, to the late Josiah Earl and Lillian (Mulford) Scott. She was employed by Crosley Farm Store in Eldora, Iowa, for many years. She was a homemaker who was also an excellent fisherwoman, catching many different species of...
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Anna Wieben

March 12, 1922 - May 4, 2013

Anna Wieben, 91, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Reinbeck, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Rev. Joel Love officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck, Iowa. Visitation will...
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Melvin Paul Kramer

June 1, 1926 - May 4, 2013

Melvin P. "Mel" Kramer, 86, of Allison, Iowa, formerly of Eldora, Iowa, died at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison on Saturday, May 04, 2013 while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with Pastor David Splett officiating. Lunch and fellowship will follow the service at the church in Eldora,...
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Dana Rosann Speicher

September 2, 1955 - May 4, 2013

Dana Rosann Speicher, 57, of Eldora, died on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Liscomb Church of Christ in Liscomb, IA. Burial will be held privately by the family. Dana was born on September 2, 1955 in Grundy Center, Iowa to her...
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Daryl Joseph Elliott

February 3, 1943 - April 27, 2013

Daryl Joseph Elliott, age 70, of Grundy Center Iowa passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Grundy Care Center. He was born to Sam and Genevieve (Newell) Elliott on February 3, 1943. Daryl Joe attended Melrose No. 2 Country School, Wellsburg Community School, and graduated from Grundy Center High School in 1962. Daryl Joe worked at Conrad Sales and Lennox Industries. He was a long-time...
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Phyllis June Harmon

June 10, 1923 - April 24, 2013

Phyllis Harmon, age 89, died on Wednesday April 24, 2013, at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center. Phyllis June Wiese was born June 10, 1923, in Hancock, IA the youngest of three. As a young child she moved with her family to Omaha, NE, where she later graduated from North High School. She met Curtis Harmon at a dance in Omaha and they married on August 26, 1944. In 1945 they moved to...
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Vail Harlan Hess

December 22, 1922 - April 20, 2013

Vail Hess 90, of Grundy Center, Iowa, went home to His Lord, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care, while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Funeral Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Grundy Center on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mike Nemmers will officiate. Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy...
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Jeff Scott Davis, USAF

August 14, 1962 - April 13, 2013

Major Jeff Scott Davis USAF (Ret.) passed away Saturday, April 13 at the age of 50 after a long battle with cancer. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Eldora United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 26th from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Burial will follow the funeral service at the Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Eldora...
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Robert A. Wolthoff

August 18, 1923 - April 12, 2013

Robert A. "Bob" Wolthoff, 89, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center with Pastor Tom Bower officiating. Cremation will follow, and a private committal service will be held at a...
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Ralph Knaack

August 24, 1916 - April 9, 2013

Ralph "Pat" Knaack, 96, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, April 12, 2013, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Rev. Joel Love officiating. Burial will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck. Visitation will...
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Marlys Leona Siemens

May 14, 1925 - April 5, 2013

Marlys Leona Siemens, age 87, of Grundy Center, passed away Friday evening, April 5, 2013 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the Salem Church of Lincoln, with Rev. Barbara Muhs officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in rural Gladbrook. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday,...
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Barbara Ann Earle

December 14, 1946 - April 4, 2013

Barbara Ann Earle, 66, of Grundy Center, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at her home in Grundy Center. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Grundy Center with Pastor Mike Nemmers officiating. A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7th from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center with a 7 P...
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Eleanor Marie Dahms

August 4, 1918 - March 30, 2013

Eleanor Marie Dahms, age 94, of Reinbeck, Iowa passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice at the Parkview Manor in Reinbeck. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at French Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, Iowa. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery rural Gladbrook. Visitation will be 9:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M. at French Hand...
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Irene Hook

April 2, 1920 - March 29, 2013

Irene Hook, 92, of Grundy Center, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow the funeral service at the Rosehill Cemetery...
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Thomas Allen Mazurik

February 1, 1972 - March 21, 2013

Thomas A. Mazurik, 41, of Eldora, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 21, 2012. Following cremation, memorial services will be at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eldora with Pastor Corey Larson officiating. Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www...
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John Gordon Perkins

August 21, 1935 - March 21, 2013

John G. Perkins, 77, of Whitten, Iowa, died on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Iowa River Hospice House in Marshalltown, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Eldora United Methodist Church in Eldora, Iowa with Pastor Cynthia Moore of the Bethel Grove Church of Liscomb officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm on Monday at Benson Cemetery in Whitten. ...
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Dennis L. Stahl

June 5, 1947 - March 21, 2013

Dennis L. Stahl, 65, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at his home in Grundy Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, Iowa, with Rev. Mike Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Monday,...
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Ruth Arleen Rindels

February 6, 1928 - March 20, 2013

Ruth A. Rindels, 85, of Grundy Center, formerly of Dike, passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Dike. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Dike. A visitation will be...
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Edward Ernest Freese

April 28, 1928 - March 20, 2013

Edward Ernest Freese, 84, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died on March 20, 2013 at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center. A private family burial will take place at the Rosehill Cemetery in Grundy Center on Saturday, prior to the...
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Lavina Rohach

September 10, 1926 - March 18, 2013

Lavina Rohach, 86, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Monday, March 18, 2013, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Reinbeck, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Rev. Joel Love officiating. Burial will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck, Iowa at a later date....
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Shirley Faye Viola

February 18, 1938 - February 21, 2013

Shirley F. Viola, 75, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa, of natural causes. Memorial services will be 1:30 P.M., Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Reinbeck, Iowa. A lunch will be served at 12:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church Annex. Memorials may be made to The Cancer Treatment Center 200 E. Ridgeway Ave....
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Bernerd H. Kruger

March 3, 1919 - February 19, 2013


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Clancey M. Freese

February 20, 1975 - February 16, 2013

Clancey M. Freese, 37, of Wellsburg, formerly of Dike, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City due to natural causes. Results of an autopsy are pending with the Iowa State Medical Examiners Office. A celebration of Clancey's life will be held on Sunday, February 24th from 1 to 5 P.M. at the Dike Community Building in Dike. Per Clancey's wishes,...
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Robert C. Walters

September 6, 1920 - February 12, 2013

Robert C. "Bob" Walters, 92, of Eldora, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls while under Care Initiatives Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with Pastor David Splett officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 15th from 4 to 7 P.M. at the...
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Sheila Cole

July 25, 1968 - February 10, 2013

Sheila Jo Cole, 44, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died Sunday February 10, 2013, near Parkersburg, Iowa as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, Iowa, with Rev. Mike Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Peter Church Cemetery rural Wellsburg, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4...
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Raymond Hoversten

August 5, 1938 - February 10, 2013

Raymond Hoversten, 74, of Eldora, Iowa, died early Sunday Morning, February 10, 2013 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center. Raymond was under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice at the time of his passing. A graveside committal service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, February 14 at the Eldora City Cemetery. A memorial service is being planned by the family at a later date. Raymond was...
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Paul Kenneth McCrea

March 25, 1921 - February 6, 2013

Paul McCrea, 91, of Eldora, died on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Following cremation, memorial services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Eldora United Methodist Church in Eldora with Pastor Vicki Reece officiating. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Memory Gardens. A...
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Alvin R. Meents

July 22, 1922 - February 6, 2013

Alvin R. Meents, 90, of Grundy Center, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit while under Care Initiatives Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church in Holland with Pastor Eric Duble officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the...
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Shirley Ann Sells

April 30, 1935 - February 6, 2013

Shirley Ann Sells, 77, of Grundy Center, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. All services will be held privately by the family. Shirley was born on April 30, 1935 in Fairfield Township, Grundy County; the daughter of Louie and Paula Sells. She was raised in Grundy...
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Kathryn Marie Nederhoff

September 9, 1933 - February 5, 2013

Kathryn Marie Ringena Nederhoff, 79, of Wellsburg, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Maple Manor Village in Aplington while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Christian Reformed Church in rural Wellsburg. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 8th from 4 to 7 P.M. at the church and one...
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Leon Chris Ramundt

July 24, 1931 - February 5, 2013

Leon Chris Ramundt, 81, of Eldora, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Eldora with the Rev. Corey Larson officiating. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memory Gardens in Eldora. Visitation...
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Scott Dale Nehring

July 18, 1963 - February 3, 2013

Scott D. Nehring, 49, of Owasa, Iowa died on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with Pastor David Splett officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson Township Cemetery near Owasa. Visitation will be from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday at Creps-Abels...
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Elaine Sarah Marken

March 6, 1928 - January 29, 2013

Elaine Sarah Marken, 84, of Grundy Center, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care unit in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow services at the Rosehill...
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Avonelle Lucille Sayer

June 5, 1917 - January 28, 2013

Avonelle L. Sayer, 95, of Eldora, died on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora while under the care of Care Initiatives Hospice. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 31 at the Eldora City Cemetery with Pastor Corey Larson officiating. Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora is in charge of the arrangements and online condolences may be...
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Rick Lee Nederhoff

December 18, 1959 - January 23, 2013

Rick Lee Nederhoff, 53, of Wellsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013, at United Reformed Church in Wellsburg, Iowa, with Pastor Matthew Nuiver officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery in Wellsburg. Visitation will be held...
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David Lee Granzow

February 5, 1940 - January 23, 2013

David L. Granzow, 72, of Eldora, died of acute myeloma leukemia on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center in Eldora while under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Visitation is from 4 pm to 7 pm on Sunday at Creps-Abels Funeral Home in Eldora. Funeral services will be at 2:30 pm on Monday, January 28, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eldora with Pastor David Splett...
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Ronald C. Louck

April 30, 1946 - January 17, 2013

Ronald C. Louck, 66, of Grundy Center, passed away of natural causes on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 10:30 A.M. at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center with Military Honors being conducted by the Reinbeck American Legion Action Post # 242. Interment will be private. Visitation will be...
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Norman Ray Arends

July 24, 1941 - January 15, 2013


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Dale Harold Stumberg

June 9, 1924 - January 11, 2013

Dale H. Stumberg, 88, of Dike, passed away on Friday, January 11th, at Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Dike. Burial will follow at Lincoln Center Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Dike. Memorials may be...
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Rosemary Kay Lloyd

July 19, 1936 - January 9, 2013


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Helga M. Stirler

December 5, 1914 - December 31, 2012

Helga M. Stirler, age 98, of Reinbeck, Iowa passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Saint John's Lutheran Church in Reinbeck. Inurnment will be private. Memorials may be directed to the family. Helga was born on December 5, 1914 in Reinbeck Iowa; the daughter of Chris and Johanna ...
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Eleanor Koch

October 31, 1920 - December 30, 2012

Eleanor Koch, 92, of Reinbeck, passed away at her home on Monday, December 31, 2012. A funeral service will he held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. at the French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. Visitation will be held a half hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck. Eleanor was born on October 31, 1920 in...
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Lyle Melvin Clouse

May 23, 1932 - December 30, 2012

Lyle Melvin Clouse, age 80, of Devils Lake, ND, passed away on December 30, 2012 in Grundy Center, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Lincoln Center Christian Church in Grundy Center, IA. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4, 2012 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Inurnment will be held at a later date in North...
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Beveridge C. Nickerson

April 14, 1926 - December 29, 2012

On December 29, 2012 at 11:30 A.M., Beveridge Carl Nickerson left his earthly home and was reunited with his beloved parents John Carl & Jessie (Baxley) Nickerson, his brother and sister-in-law, J. Paul & Marjorie (Daniels) Nickerson and many, many other family members and friends who pre-deceased him. "Nick" left behind many more friends and 4 loving nieces and nephews as well as grand and...
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Irene Virginia Naumann

January 2, 1923 - December 25, 2012

Irene Virginia Naumann, 89, of Eldora, Iowa, died on Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at the Eldora Nursing and Rehab Center while under the care of Iowa Hospice. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Eldora City Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. Irene was born on January 2, 1923 in Grundy County, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Lela ...
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James E. Miller

April 9, 1919 - December 20, 2012

James E. Miller 93, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died Thursday, December 20, 2012, at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, December 24, 2012, at United Church of Christ in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Pastor Joel Love officiating. Burial will follow at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck. Visitation will be Sunday, December 23, 2012, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at...
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Kenneth A. Bern

September 12, 1952 - December 16, 2012

Kenneth Bern, 60, of Waterloo, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Harmony House Health Care Center in Waterloo. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 27th at 10:30 A.M. at the Dike United Methodist Church in Dike with Pastor Dan Ridnouer officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 26th from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Engelkes-Abels Dike Chapel. Interment will...
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Florence Elizabeth Wright

June 13, 1920 - December 15, 2012

Florence E."Sally" Wright, 92 of Hubbard, Iowa, formerly of Bella Vista, Arkansas, died at the Hubbard Care Center on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Burial will be in Platteville, Wisconsin at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Florence's family. Florence was born June 13, 1920 in Darlington, Wisconsin, daughter of Spencer and Ina (Teasdale) Hinkins. She graduated from high school in...
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Pearl Evelyn Harms

March 1, 1917 - December 13, 2012

Pearl Evelyn Harms, 95, of Wellsburg, Iowa went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at the Presbyterian Village in Ackley, Iowa. She had been a resident there for 7 years. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the First Christian Reformed Church in Wellsburg, Iowa with Pastors Tom Vos and Bruce Baillie officiating. Burial will follow...
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Dale Martin Schwarck, Sr.

October 29, 1923 - December 11, 2012

Dale M. Schwarck Sr., 89, of Eldora, Iowa died following a sudden illness on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Ellsworth Municipal Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Honey Creek New Providence Friends Church in New Providence, Iowa with Pastor Justin Weber officiating. Burial will follow lunch at the church, at 1:00 pm at Eastlawn...
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Russell Silver

July 20, 1948 - December 9, 2012

Russell W. Silver, 64, of Reinbeck, Iowa, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012, at his home while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:30 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church in Reinbeck with Rev. Mike Campbell officiating.  A visitation will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the French-Hand...
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Elaine K. Venenga

October 21, 1946 - December 9, 2012

Elaine K. Venenga, age 66, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center, Iowa. Burial will follow the funeral service at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. A visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P...
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