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Area Obituaries

Merle Marcus Buck, 95, Columbia, MO

Merle Marcus Buck, 95 of Columbia passed away Sept. 20, 2021. A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Friday, November 5, 2021 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1600 W. Rollins Road, Columbia, Mo. Merle was born Sept. 6,1926 in State Center, Iowa to George and Margaret (Schuler) Buck. He was the third child of six,…

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Alicia Jo McGrew, 64, Melbourne

Alicia Jo McGrew, 64, of Melbourne, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at home on Sunday, October 3, 2021 under the care of St. Croix Hospice.  Services for Alicia will be held on Friday, October 8 at 10:30 A.M. at New Horizons United Methodist Church in Melbourne. She will be laid to rest…

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Meredith B. Halter, 99, Melbourne

Meredith B. Halter, age 99, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 30, under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Meredith Nicholson was born in Marshalltown, Iowa to Letha Hulin and Ralph Nicholson. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1940. She married Lawrence(Jiggs) Halter on March 21, 1942 in San Luis Obispo, California. They lived…

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Steven “Steve” Wildeboer, 73, Zearing

Steven “Steve” Wildeboer, 73, of Zearing, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Friday, September 24, 2021. Visitation was on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Dakins Community Center in Zearing from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. His funeral was held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Dakins Community Center with Pastor Tom…

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William “Bill” Hartwig, 82, Conrad

William “Bill” Hartwig, age 82, longtime Conrad resident, passed away in the comfort of his home with family at his side on the morning of Saturday, September 25th, while in care of the Iowa River Hospice. A memorial gathering to honor Bill’s life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October…

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Eileen M. Horn, 97, formerly Melbourne

The kind and generous soul of Eileen M. Horn, 97, of Marshalltown, formerly of Melbourne, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Iowa Veterans Home.  Per the wishes of Eileen and her family, cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside memorial service will take place on Friday, September 24 at 3:00 P.M. at…

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Gary R. Krause, 60, Conrad

Gary R. Krause, 60, of Conrad, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.  Per the wishes of Gary and his family, cremation rites have been accorded under the care of Mitchell Family Funeral Home. A private graveside service will take place at Hillside…

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Kenneth “John” Jensen, 67, Melbourne

Kenneth “John” Jensen age 67 died peacefully at home early Sunday morning, September 5, 2021, with his family at his side.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 11th at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m.…

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Tim Butler, 41, State Center

The selfless, kind-hearted soul of Tim R. Butler, 41, of State Center, passed early Sunday morning, August 29, at the Story County Medical Center in Nevada.  Per the wishes of Tim and his family, cremation rites have been accorded. Services for Tim will take place on Saturday, September 4 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul’s…

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Irma (Ridgway) Wendell, 106, Pacific Palisades, CA

Irma (Ridgway) Wendell, age 106, passed away in Pacific Palisades, California on August 15, 2021. Irma was born on January 21, 1915.  She was the daughter of Horace and Elizabeth (Lizzy) Ridgway of St. Anthony, Iowa.  She graduated from St. Anthony school in 1928.  In June, 1940, at age 22, she married Andrew (Andy) Wendell,…

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