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Area Obituaries

Brian Archie Seeger, 67, Groveport

Brian Archie Seeger, age 67, of Groveport, passed away on May 13, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on September 30, 1954, in Marshalltown, Iowa, to William and Cathryn (Whitlow) Seeger. A native of State Center, Brian graduated from West Marshall High School in 1972 and Iowa State University with a PhD in…

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Ruth Evelyn (Beggs) Failor, 90, Rhodes

In Loving Memory of…. Ruth Evelyn (Beggs) Failor was born on July 30, 1931, in Sioux City, Iowa to Vivian Irene (Cobb) Beggs and John Elroy Beggs, their third child. She was born premature, weighing just under four pounds at birth. She was strong-willed and determined from the start. Ruth survived birth but not without…

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Robert (Bob) Springer, 94, Marshalltown

Robert (Bob) Springer, age 94, of Marshalltown passed away on April 26, 2022. Services for Bob will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022 beginning at 10:30 am at St. Francis of Assisi Parish: St. Henry Catholic Church. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 from 5:00 to…

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Larry Honeck, 83, State Center

Larry Honeck, 83, of State Center, Iowa, passed away on the evening of April 2, 2022 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa surrounded by his loving family. A funeral mass for Larry will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in State Center, Iowa, beginning at…

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Paul R. Goecke, 83, Marshalltown (formerly Union)

Paul R. Goecke, 83, of Marshalltown, formerly of Union, passed away peacefully at home, on the farm, surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 24, 2022 under the care of Iowa River Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held for Paul on Thursday, April 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Clemons United Church of Christ…

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Benton “Bonzo” Jones, 65, State Center

Benton ”Bonzo”Jones, 65, of State Center, Iowa, passed away on the afternoon of March 17, 2022 surrounded by his family and under the care of Iowa River Hospice. A celebration of life will be held for Benton on Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Memorials in…

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Verna Shaver, 96, Urbandale

Verna Shaver, age 96, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Bickford of Urbandale. She was born and raised in State Center, Iowa. After graduating from high school, she attended Evangelical Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown, where she earned her RN in 1947. She married Berwin Shaver in 1949 and they made their home in…

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Eugene “Lefty” Goodman, 90, State Center (formerly Melbourne)

Eugene “Lefty” Goodman, 90, of State Center, Iowa and formerly of rural Melbourne, Iowa, passed away on March 14, 2022. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church (206 1st Ave. S, State Center, IA). A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March…

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Bryan Schoppe, 54, Radcliffe

Bryan Schoppe, age 54, of Radcliffe, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at his home in Radcliffe, Iowa. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 1:00 pm to4:00 pm at Hands On Excavating LLC, 3305 Ziegler Ave. , Radcliffe. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:00…

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Helen Louise Townsend, 84, Grinnell

Helen Louise Townsend, 84, died on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at St. Francis Manor in Grinnell. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at the Newton Union Cemetery. Memorials to St. Francis Manor may be left at the funeral home. She graduated from Newton High School in 1955. Helen…

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