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Jeanne A. Steffensmeier

October 27, 1965 - January 15, 2016

Jeanne A. Steffensmeier, 50, of West Point, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at her home after a courageous battle against cancer. Born October 27, 1965 at Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of Gene and Alvera (Hellweg) Merschman. On May 27, 1995 in West Point, Iowa she married David Steffensmeier. Survivors include her husband: David of West Point, three daughters: Kara ...
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Carolyn S. Morris

February 14, 1948 - January 14, 2016

Carolyn S. Morris, 67, of Bonaparte, passed away at 2:14 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 near Bonaparte. Born February 14, 1948 at Bonaparte, Iowa the daughter of Louie B. and Bessie E. (Winters) Parker. On June 5, 1966 at Bonaparte, Iowa she married Darrel S. Morris. Survivors include her husband Darrel of Bonaparte, two sons: Darren Morris and Darrek (Beth) Morris both of Hamilton,...
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Daniel Swinderman

September 20, 1949 - January 12, 2016

Daniel Swinderman, 66, of Aledo, Illinois, formerly of Charleston, Iowa passed away at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at his home. Born September 20, 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Wilbur S. and Florence L. (Freese) Swinderman. Survivors include his two sisters: Cindy Swinderman of Fort Madison, Iowa and Carol (Walter) Gaspard of Magnolia, Texas, three nephews: Keegan Sheets, Cameron ...
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James Arthur Barnes

October 28, 1918 - January 10, 2016

James Arthur Barnes, 97, of Donnellson, passed away at 12:32 a.m. Sunday, January 10, 2016 at his home. Born October 28, 1918 in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Earl and Frances (Clinton) Barnes. On January 27, 1946 he married Elaine Olive Puder in Keokuk. She preceded him in death on October 6, 2009. Survivors include one son, Dennis (Natasa) Barnes of Charlotte, North Carolina; one daughter,...
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Anna Marie Martin

September 15, 1920 - January 6, 2016

Anna Marie Martin, 95, of The Kensington in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of Farmington, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at The Kensington. Born September 15, 1920 in Montrose, Iowa the daughter of Oberly and Lula (Allen) Griswold. On December 28, 1941 she married Glenn William Martin in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1998. Survivors include her three...
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Michael Young

January 1, 2016

Michael Joseph Young, 59, of Quincy, Illinois passed away at 4:30 A.M. Friday January 1, 2016 at the Timberpoint Health Care Center in Camp Point, Illinois. Born November 5, 1956 at Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Albert "Red" and Margie E. Fraise Young. Survivors include his wife Debra of Quincy, Illinois, his mother Margie Young of Nauvoo, three sisters: Linda (Mike) Parker of Rome, Iowa, Barb ...
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Florence L. Swinderman

May 26, 1921 - December 20, 2015

Florence L. Swinderman, 94, of Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Fort Madison, formerly of Donnellson, passed away at 3:11 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Sunnybrook. Born May 18, 1921 the daughter of John Henry and Emma Jane (Earl) Freese in San Jose, Illinois. On April 12, 1942 she married Wilbur S. Swinderman in Palmyra, Missouri. He preceded her in death on May 31, 1997. Survivors...
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Bernetta M. Marshall

December 18, 2015

Bernetta M. "Bea" Marshall, 96, formerly of Farmington, passed away at 11:20 A.M. Friday December 18, 2015 at the Lone Tree Health Care Center in Lone Tree, Iowa. Bea, the daughter of Guy and Bertha Lowery Story, was born on May 26, 1919 near Bonaparte, Iowa. She attended the White Oak Country School. On November 4, 1948 she married Ernest Marshall in Memphis, Missouri. He preceded her in death...
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Gerald Thomas "Jerry" Fedler

November 11, 1948 - December 12, 2015

Gerald Thomas Fedler, 67, of West Point, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at his home. Born November 11, 1948 the son of Carl Gustav and Mary Louise (Menke) Fedler. On June 1, 1968 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Madison he married Carol Ann Hall. Those left to honor his memory are his wife Carol. Two sons: Jason (wife Michelle) Fedler of Kernersville, North...
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Alan C. Bennett

August 18, 1935 - December 8, 2015

Alan C. Bennett, 80, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, passed away at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Born August 18, 1935 in Bonaparte, Iowa the son of Howard and Selma (Yeager) Bennett. On October 2, 1954 he married Marilyn Rudd in Montrose, Iowa. Survivors include his wife; Marilyn of Mt. Pleasant, two sons; Michael (Linda) Bennett of...
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Allan E. Anthony

March 31, 1945 - December 6, 2015

Allan E. Anthony, 70, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 9:36 a.m. Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Born March 31, 1945 in Farmington, Iowa the son of Everett and Myrtle (Fixsal) Anthony. On February 24, 1968 he married Paula M. Block in Eagle Grove, Iowa. They lived in Montrose for a year and a half and then moved to Farmington where...
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Genevieve "Topsy" Fraise

January 9, 1926 - December 3, 2015

Genevieve "Topsy" Fraise, 89, of Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away at 3:43 a.m. Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa. Born January 9, 1926 in Donnellson, Iowa, the daughter of Jacob and Mattie Mary (Long) Schlicher. In 1946, she married Albert Fraise. He preceded her in death in 1951....
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Robert Lee Helmick

July 6, 1957 - November 30, 2015

Robert Lee Helmick, 58, of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away at 3.29 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2015 at his home. Born July 6, 1957 the son of Walter and Mary (Rempe) Helmick. He was married to Lisa Gabel, they later divorced in 1998. Survivors include one son; Todd Robert (Jess Nolan) Helmick of Donnellson, one daughter; Holly LeAnn (Seith Boudreau) Helmick of Farmington, baby Boudreau ...
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Jean "Jeannie" Panther

November 28, 2015

Jean "Jeannie" Walljasper Panther, 63, of Fort Madison, Iowa, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015 at her home. Born March 21, 1952 at Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of Francis H. and Arline C. Fraune Walljasper. On May 28, 1988 at West Point, Iowa she married Lawrence J. "Larry" Panther. He preceded her in death on July 14, 1991. Survivors include her brother Richard ...
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Leatha "Jane" Thacher

January 11, 1916 - November 28, 2015

Leatha "Jane" Thacher, 99, of the Madison in Fort Madison, formerly of Donnellson, Willmington, North Carolina and Burlington, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Madison in Fort Madison, Iowa. Born January 11, 1916 at Montrose, Iowa the daughter of Lloyd and Cora (Hamilton) Harman. On November 25, 1935 at Fort Madison, Iowa she married Howard Thacher. He preceded her...
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Beth Alice Roth

November 21, 1925 - November 26, 2015

Beth Alice (Krehbiel) Roth, 90, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 9:12 a.m. Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison, Iowa Born November 21, 1925 in Donnellson, Iowa the daughter of Paul and Hilda (Maxfield) Krehbiel. On March 9, 1946 she married Wayne "Shorty" Roth in Joplin, Missouri. He preceded her in death on June 21, 2006. Survivors include her...
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Martin Donald "Marty" Hellweg

April 8, 1963 - November 19, 2015

Martin Donald "Marty" Hellweg, 52, of rural West Point, Iowa passed away at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa of Amyloidosis (a rare blood disease). Born on April 8, 1963 in Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Donald and Jean (Rauenbuehler) Hellweg. On April 17, 2004 he married Janet (Gabel) Knight in Fort Madison, Iowa Survivors...
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Rosanna T. "Rosie" Schinstock

October 14, 1930 - November 17, 2015

Rosanna T. "Rosie" Schinstock, 85, of Houghton passed away at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the West Point Care Center. Born October 14, 1930 at Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of Albert and Anna (Sallen) Stohlmeier. On November 27, 1954 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Madison, Iowa she married Edward Francis Schinstock. He preceded her in death on April 13, 2014. ...
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Robert R. "Bob" Cashman

November 8, 2015

Robert R. "Bob" Cashman, 73, of Quincy, Illinois formerly of Nauvoo, passed away at 10:43 a.m. Sunday, November 8, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Born May 24, 1942 in Beverly, Massachusetts the son of Harland James Sr. and Ethel (Carson) Cashman. On August 1, 1964 he married Melody Clark in Orion, Illinois. Survivors include his wife; Melody of Quincy, Illinois, one daughter; Cindy ...
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Cheryl E. Wood

November 6, 2015

Cheryl E. Wood, 71, of rural Farmington, passed away at 10:05 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2015 at her home. Born February 7, 1944 at Kirksville, Missouri the daughter of Albert Merle "Dinky" and Eloise Cummings Wilson. On September 19, 1975 at Keosauqua, Iowa she married David E. Wood. Survivors include her husband David, daughter-in-law Beth Wood of Bonaparte, Iowa, two grandsons Jacob and...
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Russell E. Wellington

October 30, 2015

Russell E. Wellington, 95, of Farmington, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Donnellson Health Center. Born August 17, 1920 at New London, Iowa the son of John H. and Versa L. (Goins) Wellington. On May 30, 1957 at Monmouth, Illinois he married Martha Rosella Dietsch. She preceded him in death on August 3, 2006. Survivors include two daughters; Gail Wellington of...
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Larry Thomas "Tom" Neuendorf

November 9, 1938 - October 15, 2015

Larry Thomas "Tom" Neuendorf, 76, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa Born November 9, 1938 at home in Croton, Iowa the son of William John "Mutt" and Cordia Alberta (Worrell) Neuendorf. On August 25, 1966 he married Linda Carroll Eaves at the First Christian Church in Fort Madison, Iowa. She preceded him death on March...
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Gregory K. Seth

August 4, 1952 - October 10, 2015

Gregory K. Seth, 63, of rural Farmington, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the home of his sister in Salem, Iowa. Born August 4, 1952 at Keokuk, Iowa the son of Bernard Lee and Donna E. Mosier Seth. Survivors include one sister Shelley (Allan) Barber of Salem, Iowa, one nephew Adam (Jessie) Barber of Indianola, Iowa, one great nephew Aiden and one great niece Abigail...
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Bessie Mae Kite

July 8, 1931 - September 28, 2015

Bessie Mae Kite, 84, of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 4:40 p.m. Monday, September 28, 2015 at her home. Born July 8, 1931 in Memphis, Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Pearl (Gray) Hatfield. On May 28, 1950, she married Otis James Kite, Sr. in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 20, 1998. Survivors include two daughters, Cyrillis Kite and Brenda (Joe) Cochran both of...
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Teresa M. Schiller

June 8, 1945 - September 18, 2015

Teresa M. Schiller, 70, of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away with her husband by her side at 10:32 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2015 at her home. Born June 8, 1945 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Edward and Hazel (Harmon) Koehler. On February 17, 1968, she married Garry L. Schiller, her high school sweetheart, at Sacred Heart Church in Fort Madison, Iowa. Survivors include her husband,...
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LeRoy Henry Kruse

October 20, 1926 - September 13, 2015

LeRoy Henry Kruse, 88, of rural Salem, Iowa, passed away at 11:37 a.m., Sunday, September 13, 2015 at his home. Born October 20, 1926 in Salem, Iowa the son of Steve and Mary (Menke) Kruse. On May 2, 1953, he married Gertrude Mehmert in West Point, Iowa Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; five children, Sandy (Gary) Moeller of Des Moines, Iowa, Sherry (Jerry) Kramer of Dallas, Texas,...
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Ruth E. Huff

May 15, 1925 - September 6, 2015

Ruth E. Huff, 90, of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 6:40 a.m. Sunday, September 6, 2015 at Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa. Born May 15, 1925 in Bonaparte, Iowa, the daughter of Lloyd and Jesse Stevens. On April 1, 1945, she married Elmer LeRoy Huff in Kahoka, Missouri. He passed away September 24, 2011. Survivors include one daughter, Audrey (Roy) Davolt of...
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Nancy Jeanne Ratkowski

November 25, 1942 - August 31, 2015

Nancy Jeanne (Brown) Ratkowski, 72, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2015 at The Madison in Fort Madison, Iowa. She had been in failing health for several months. Born November 25, 1942 in Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of Lloyd and Mary "Peggy" (Lampe) Brown. On October 23, 1976 she married Bob Ratkowski and moved to Park Falls, Wisconsin. They later divorced...
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Merrill William Fellows

November 25, 1983 - August 30, 2015

Merrill William Fellows, 31, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Farmington, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at his home. Born November 25, 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of Todd A. and Brenda S. (Turner) Fellows. Survivors include his mother, Brenda (Brad) Metcalf of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; father, Todd (Rhonda) Fellows of Bonaparte, Iowa; two sisters, Peggy S. Fellows of Ennis, Texas and...
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Leonard J. Rickelman

August 29, 2015

Leonard J. Rickelman, 90, of West Point, Iowa passed away at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Born March 11, 1925 in West Point, Iowa the son of George and Anna (Helling) Rickelman. On April 26, 1952 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton he married Bernice Menke. Survivors include his wife Bernice of West Point, one son Ed (Debbie)...
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Albert "Red" Young

August 22, 2015

Albert Ray "Red" Young, 87 of Nauvoo, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, August 22, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois. Born June 8, 1928 at Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Charles and Bertha (Doty) Young. On November 12, 1949 at Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa he married Margie Fraise. Survivors include his wife Margie of Nauvoo, three...
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James H. Jiranek

May 28, 1944 - August 8, 2015

James H. Jiranek, 71, of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 7:14 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Donnellson Health Center in Donnellson, Iowa Born May 28, 1944 in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Harvard C. And Orione June (Wilson) Jiranek. Survivors include one sister, Jill (Mike) Dennis of Farmington, Iowa; two nieces, including Kaitlyn Dennis of Farmington, Iowa; one nephew, Cody Dennis of...
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Tonda Leah (Palmer) Denly

July 28, 1936 - August 4, 2015

Tonda Leah (Palmer) Denly, 79, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at her home. Born July 28, 1936 in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth Ezra and Mary Elizabeth (Rooney) Palmer. On July 1, 1956 she married Richard Eugene "Dutch" Denly in Santa Monica, California. Survivors include her husband, Dutch; one son, Kevin (Debbie) Denly of Farmington, Iowa;...
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Randy Thomas Faeth

January 7, 1960 - August 2, 2015

Randy Thomas Faeth, 55, of Fort Madison, Iowa, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital emergency room in Fort Madison, Iowa. Born January 7, 1960 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of William and Sherry (Hull) Faeth III. On November 5, 1983 he married Tina Merschman in West Point, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Tina of Fort Madison, Iowa; two sons...
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William A. "Bill" Derksen, Jr.

July 29, 1922 - August 1, 2015

William A. "Bill" Derksen, Jr., 93, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 11:47 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Fort Madison Community Hospital from pneumonia. Born July 29, 1922 in Ingalls, Kansas, the son of William A., Sr. and Ruby Gladys (Kerr) Derksen. He married Rosanna Matilda Boeding on July 4, 1944, in Kansas City, MO. She preceded him in death on November 13, 2010. He is survived...
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Merrill L. Turner

May 6, 1924 - July 14, 2015

Merrill L. Turner, 91, of Farmington Iowa, passed away at 10:52 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in the emergency room at Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, Iowa. Born May 6, 1924 in Douds, Iowa the son of George Elmer and Elsie (Poole) Turner. On December 14, 1957 he married Shirley Ann Wixom in Keosauqua, Iowa. She preceded him in death on April 8, 2000. Survivors include his three sons;...
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Edith Duncan

July 11, 2015

Edith Adeline. Duncan, 92, of the River Hills Village in Keokuk, formerly of Farmington passed away Saturday July 11, 2015 at the River Hills Village in Keokuk. Born November 8, 1922 near Farmington, Iowa, the daughter of Clark and Mable Mitchell Cartnal. On August 12, 1942, she married Clayton H. Duncan. Shortly after her marriage, her husband was drafted into the Army where he served for...
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Henry John Gerveler

January 22, 1918 - July 11, 2015

Henry John Gerveler, 97, of Franklin, Iowa, passed away at 10:22 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. Born January 22, 1918, near Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Henry and Pauline (Wenke) Gerveler. On December 13, 1947, he married Ethel Mae Wagner in West Point, Iowa. She preceded him in death on March 10, 2008. Survivors include four sons, Darrell (Ruth) Hoskins...
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Wayne Carl Sander

October 27, 1931 - July 10, 2015

Wayne Carl Sander, 83, of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away at 5:50 a.m. Friday, July 10, 2015 at Donnellson Health Center. Born October 27, 1931 in Donnellson, Iowa the son of Carl E. and Bertha (Wilhelm) Sander. Survivors include one brother, John (Sharon) Sander of Farmington, Iowa; two nieces, Paula (Jeff) Ellis and Lori Sander; two great-nephews, Josh and Parker Ellis; one great-niece...
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Daniel Joseph Mertens

December 20, 1941 - July 4, 2015

Daniel Joseph Mertens, 73, of rural Salem, Iowa, passed away at 11:09 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 2015 as the result of a farm accident at his home. Born December 20, 1941 near Salem, Iowa the son of Christian and Mary (Neuweg) Mertens. On March 22, 1969 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, he married Christine Zihlman. They later divorced. In 1998, he married Carole Houseal. They later divorced. Survivors...
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Carolyn Marie (Kay Gregg) Doty Allen

February 5, 1930 - June 3, 2015

Carolyn Marie Doty Allen (Kay Gregg), 85, of Farmington, Iowa, formerly of Fort Madison and Bonaparte, passed away at 1:36 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, Iowa. Born February 5, 1930 in Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of Effie Marie Doty. Survivors include her three daughters Janie Ferrell of Florida, Joey Robbins (Matt Cox) of Davenport, Iowa and...
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Glen B. Johnson

June 7, 1928 - June 1, 2015

Glen B. Johnson, 86, of Donnellson, passed away at 2:52 P.M. Monday, June 1, 2015 in the Emergency Room at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Born June 7, 1928 near Montrose, Iowa, he was the son of Oscar Rudolph and Cecelia Jane (Beckett) Johnson. He lived his entire life in the Lee County area, the past 54 years in Donnellson. He was married to Mona Hileman. They later divorced....
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Thomas Paul Harmon

August 9, 1951 - May 29, 2015

Thomas Paul Harmon, 63, of rural Farmington, passed away at 5:11 P.M. Friday, May 29, 2015 in the Emergency Room of the Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua. Born August 9, 1951 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of J. Veach and Ruth E. (Specht) Harmon. He married Wanda Ott in Farmington, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Wanda; two sons Jason (Melissa) Harmon of Tipton, Iowa and Charlie (Andrea)...
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Vicki Jean Sholl

July 18, 1958 - May 28, 2015

Vicki Jean Sholl, 56, of West Point, Iowa passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her home in West Point. Born July 18, 1958 in Vinton, Iowa the daughter of Larry and Ethel (Parizek) Kiesel. Survivors include one son Forrest (Kristyn) Gerst of North Liberty, Iowa, her father Larry Kiesel of Burlington, Iowa and one brother Doug Kiesel of Burlington, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her...
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Catherine L. Millmier

February 27, 1922 - May 15, 2015

Catherine L. Millmier, 93, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 2:15 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Donnellson Health Center in Donnellson, Iowa. She was born Feb. 27, 1922 in Fort Madison, Iowa to Peter P. Kottenstette and Wilhelmina F. (Abel) Kottenstette. On Feb. 12, 1945 she married Archibald R. Millmier at Sacred Heart Church in Fort Madison where she had been baptized and confirmed. ...
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Marlene J. Townsend

June 14, 1938 - May 14, 2015

Marlene J. Townsend, 76, of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka, Missouri. Born June 14, 1938 in Colona, Illinois the daughter of Albert and Ruth Menzenberg. On March 20, 1964 she married Truman Schmidt. He preceded her in death on December 12, 1995. On August 22, 1998 she married Harry Townsend in Farmington, Iowa. ...
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Mary Virginia "Gina" Nicol

November 29, 1948 - May 13, 2015

Mary Virginia "Gina" Nicol, 66, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Born November 29, 1948 in Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of Woodrow William and Lorretta Joan (Tucker) Wilson. On July 13, 1968 she married George Sam Nicol in Nauvoo, Illinois. Survivors include her husband George; one daughter,...
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James Theodore Mehmert

January 22, 1936 - May 3, 2015

James Theodore Mehmert, 79, of rural Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 5:24 a.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Fort Madison Community Hospital. Born January 22, 1936 near West Point, Iowa the son of Theodore and Mary (Denning) Mehmert. On November 3, 1962 he married A. Paralee Buechel at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Madison, Iowa. She preceded him in death on January 9, 2003. Survivors...
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Charles William "Charlie" Coffin

May 1, 1915 - April 30, 2015

Charles W. Coffin, 99, of Farmington, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Donnellson Health Center one day prior to his 100th birthday. Born May 1, 1915 in rural Farmington, Iowa the son of Clarence Ellsworth "Bud" and Edna M. (Collins) Coffin. On June 18, 1939 he married Mildred J. Cronin in Kahoka, Missouri. She preceded him in death on March 9, 1988. He married Ruth Apfel...
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Lucille Rosemary Merschman

June 24, 1926 - April 30, 2015

Lucille Rosemary Merschman, 88, of the Kensington in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of St. Paul passed away at 12:50 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Kensington. Born June 24, 1926 in Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of Frank W. and Mary (Nichting) Pieper. On January 31, 1948 she married Robert G. Merschman at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa. He preceded her in death on...
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Ruth B. Myhre

December 25, 1932 - April 26, 2015

Ruth B. Myhre, 82, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Donnellson Health Center. Born December 25, 1932 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of Albert and Berniece (Cox) Varner. On September 1, 1951 she married Gene Myhre in Kahoka, Missouri. Survivors include her husband Gene, one son Dan (Debbie) Myhre of Montrose, Iowa, one daughter Diana (George) Smith of...
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Michael Douglas Saltzgaver

September 9, 1946 - April 21, 2015

Michael Douglas Saltzgaver, 68, of Bonaparte, Iowa passed away at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 near Croton, Iowa. Born September 9, 1946 in Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Hilton and Mildred (Hartrick) Saltzgaver. On April 6, 1995 he married Kathy LeAnn Woods in Farmington, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Kathy, step-children Carla (Jeff) Wilson of Waukee, Iowa, Kelly Evert of Clive,...
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Florence Lucille Long

October 22, 1922 - April 20, 2015

Florence Lucille Schlicher Long, 92, of Riverview Hills Village in Keokuk, Iowa, formerly of Donnellson, Iowa passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at 3:45 p.m. Born October 22, 1922 in Donnellson, Iowa, the daughter of Benedict Michael and Emma (Weber) Schlicher. She was married in Seattle, Washington, June 10, 1945 to Glenwood H. J. Long. She is survived by one son Michael (Lee Ann) Long...
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Dean Gabbert

July 23, 1922 - April 18, 2015

Dean Gabbert, veteran Iowa and Illinois journalist, died April 18, 2015, at his home in Nauvoo, Illinois. He was 92 years old. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 24, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, Fairfield, Iowa, 5:30 pm. An additional memorial service will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Nauvoo Presbyterian Church, Nauvoo, Il, at 10:00 am. A former editor and publisher...
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Mary Lou Shaffer

May 31, 1946 - April 12, 2015

Mary Lou Shaffer, 68, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 6:30 P.M. Sunday April 12, 2015 at her home. Born May 31, 1946 at Millville, New Jersey the daughter of Louis and Mary Rae Chambers Bennett. On April 24, 1967 at Jacksonville, North Carolina she married Gordon D. Shaffer. Survivors include her husband Gordon Shaffer of Nauvoo, Illinois, one daughter Donna Shaffer of Warsaw, Illinois,...
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Ruth Irene Newton

October 19, 1941 - April 8, 2015

Ruth Irene (Kolberg) Newton, age 73, of Powellton, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in the end of life program at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois. She was born on October 19, 1941 in Elmhurst, Illinois a daughter of Elmer and Dorothy Koehn Kolberg. She married William Richard Newton at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wheaton, Illinois on June 10, 1961. Ruth grew up in...
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James H. "Jim" Merschman

March 11, 1935 - April 7, 2015

James H. "Jim" Merschman, 80, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the West Point Care Center in West Point, Iowa. He was born March 11, 1935 in St. Paul, Iowa, to A.C. and Agnes (Klesner) Merschman. On August 29, 1959, he married Laverne Moeller at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa.   Survivors include his wife Laverne of West Point...
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Garry Wayne Seyb, Sr.

July 22, 1947 - March 31, 2015

Garry Wayne Seyb, Sr., 67, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015 as a result of a automobile accident. Born July 22, 1947 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Kenneth and Ida (Lewis) Seyb. On August 18, 1968 he married Charlotte M. Pilkington at the United Church of Christ in Donnellson, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Charlotte of Donnellson, six children Garry W. ...
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Andrew A. Fraise

April 26, 1929 - March 28, 2015

Andrew A. Fraise, 85, of West Point, Iowa passed away at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Palliative Care Unit at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Born April 26, 1929 the son of Theodore and Viola (Grelk) Fraise. On February 21, 1951 he married Faye P. Mehaffy of Denmark, Iowa at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa Survivors...
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Linda Carroll Neuendorf

April 24, 1943 - March 26, 2015

Linda Carroll (Eaves) Neuendorf, 71, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa. Born April 24, 1943 in Dallas City, Illinois the daughter of Roy George and Florence Lucybelle (Peeler) Eaves. On August 25, 1966 she married Larry Thomas Neuendorf at the First Christian Church in Fort Madison, Iowa. ...
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Erma M. DeRosear

March 29, 1920 - March 26, 2015

Erma M. DeRosear, 94, of Sunnybrook in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of Donnellson, passed away at 5:43 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital. Born March 29, 1920 in Primrose, Iowa the daughter of Lawrence and Ada (Lauer) Trabert. On August 8, 1943 she married Harley William DeRosear in Primrose, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 3, 1986. On January 12, 1992...
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Edith Jane DeRosear

March 21, 2015

Edith "Jane" DeRosear, 88, of the Park Place Elder Living in Mount Pleasant, formerly of Farmington, died peacefully on Saturday March 21, 2015. Born in Farmington, Iowa on April 10, 1926, she was the daughter of Paul Louis and Agnes Reveda Anderson Fotsch. She grew up in the Farmington Community and graduated from the Farmington High School in 1944. After working in the local State Central Bank...
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Jerald Dwight Wells

September 6, 1934 - March 21, 2015

Jerald Dwight Wells, 80, of Montrose, passed away at 4:40 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at his home. Born September 6, 1934 at Exline, Iowa the son of Pearl and Laretta Shadden Wells. On September 26, 1969 at Kahoka, Missouri he married Judy Elston. Survivors include his wife Judy of Montrose, two sons: Darin (Marla) Weirather of Carthage, Illinois and Brian (Jennifer) Wells of Donnellson,...
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Blanche Loretta Kutcher

January 20, 1909 - March 17, 2015

Blanche Loretta (Humphrey) Kutcher, 106, passed away at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at the Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka, Missouri. She was born January 20, 1909 to Sarah (Sally) Virginia Page and Joseph Olonzo Humphrey in St. Louis, Missouri. She married Albert Adam Kutcher Dec 24, 1927 in Princeton, Missouri. To this union two daughters were born: Esther Marie (Harley) Weaver...
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Rita Ann Boyer

March 14, 2015

Rita Ann Boyer, 56, of rural Farmington, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Born June 24, 1958 at Keokuk, Iowa the daughter of Norman and Helen Young Wall. On June 7, 1980 near Donnellson she married Greg Boyer. Survivors include her husband Greg of Farmington, one daughter Hattie Boyer of Farmington, one son...
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Richard Donald Hostetler

December 2, 1957 - March 13, 2015

Richard Donald Hostetler, 56, of Hamilton, Illinois passed away at 9:50 a.m. Friday March 13, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. He was born on December 2, 1957 in Adrian, Michigan the son of Dale and Lola (Herin) Hostetler. Survivors include one daughter Riccy Sue Hostetler of Dallas City, Illinois, two sons Dustin Dowell of Macomb, Illinois and David Wayne Sills of Atlanta,...
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Sandra Kay Fuller Bartell

June 28, 1942 - March 13, 2015

Sandra Kay Fuller Bartell, 73, of Houghton, Iowa passed away at 5:00 a.m. Friday, March 13, 2015 at her son's home in Houghton. She was born on June 28, 1942 in Muscatine, Iowa the daughter of Cody and Dorothy (Campbell) Fuller. On February 14, 1960 she married James S. Peterson, Sr. in San Antonio, Texas, they later divorced. On March 20, 1977 she married Gerald Hoenig in Burlington, Iowa,...
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Theda Joyce Hoover

April 23, 1925 - March 4, 2015

Theda Joyce Hoover, 89, of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren in Keosauqua, Iowa. Born April 23, 1925 in Chili, Illinois the daughter of Harry Joseph and Lydia Frances (Parrish) Wolgemuth. She grew up and went to school in the Colusa/Dallas City, Illinois area. On November 25, 1944 she married Dale Ward Hoover in Keokuk...
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John Edward Hopp

June 29, 1958 - March 2, 2015

John Edward Hopp, 56, of rural Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.   Born June 29, 1958 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of William Wayne and Betty Ann (Schoch) Hopp. On February 14, 2009 he married Tammy Miller at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Tammy of Donnellson, two...
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John Roland Leonard

January 10, 1960 - February 22, 2015

John Roland Leonard, 55, of rural Niota, Illinois, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Born January 10, 1960 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the son of Ronald H. and Lou Ann (Newton) Leonard. On December 17, 1982 he married Susan R. Bendixen in Niota, Illinois. Survivors include his wife Susan of rural Niota, four...
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George Laurence Graham

March 27, 1955 - February 21, 2015

George Laurence Graham, 59, of Newbury Park, California, formerly of Farmington, Iowa passed away on February 21st, 2015 at his home in California.   He was born on March 27th, 1955 in Keosauqua, Iowa to Roy and Paula (McCracken) Graham. On October 28th, 1972, he had his only child, Jennifer Graham.   George earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Washington University....
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James L. Jenkins

November 24, 1954 - February 19, 2015

James L. "Goob" Jenkins, 60, of rural Farmington, passed away at 2:56 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 in the emergency room of the Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua. Born November 24, 1954 in Tucson, Arizona the son of Otis and Martha L. (Maxwell )Jenkins. Survivors include two daughters Jennette Jenkins of Bonaparte and Julie Creath of Farmington, one son James O. Jenkins of...
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Gerald Lee "Mick" McVey

September 5, 1934 - February 10, 2015

Gerald Lee "Mick" McVey, 80, of West Point, Iowa passed away at 12:14 a.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa. Born September 5, 1934 in West Point, Iowa, the son of Ivan and Vera (Lamm) McVey. On November 26, 1960 he married Myrna Harper in Fort Madison, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Myrna of West Point, three sons Curtis (Jackie) McVey...
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James Edward "Jim" Sanders

October 18, 1938 - February 9, 2015

James Edward "Jim" Sanders, 76, of Houghton, Iowa passed away at 11:45 p.m., Monday, February 9, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Born October 18, 1938 in Fort Madiosn, Iowa the son of Leo and Otilda "Tillie" (Breitbarth) Sanders. On November 9, 1963 he married Betty L. Stuecker at St. James the Less Catholic Church in St. Paul, Iowa. Survivors include his wife Betty of Houghton,...
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Jewell E. "Bud" Jury

October 27, 1929 - January 27, 2015

Thank you, everyone, for the visits, calls, letters, cards, flowers, plants, and food. It was all appreciated very much, and a lovely reminder of how fortunate we are to live in such a caring community. Bless you all, Betty Jury and Family Jewell E. "Bud" Jury, 85, of rural Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 9:02 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at his home in rural Farmington. Born...
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Roy John "Junior" Lowenberg, Jr.

May 3, 1922 - January 26, 2015

Roy John "Junior" Lowenberg, Jr., 92, of the Kensington in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of Donnellson, passed away at 9:06 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at The Madison in Fort Madison. Born May 3, 1922 in Argyle, Iowa the son of Roy and Louise E. (Eyler) Lowenberg Sr. On June 21, 1947 he married K. Colleen Driscoll at String Prairie Catholic Church in Argyle. She preceded him in death on...
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Elizabeth Ann Horsey Ackerson

June 9, 1970 - January 21, 2015

Elizabeth Ann Horsey Ackerson, 44, of rural Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 5:42 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Born June 9, 1970 in Keokuk, Iowa the daughter of James Harold and Mary Nell (Littleton) Horsey. On February 25, 1999 she married Kevin Todd Ackerson in Fort Madison, Iowa. Their marriage was blessed before God on...
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Leroy Henry Steffensmeier

April 17, 1927 - January 21, 2015

LeRoy Henry Steffensmeier, 87, of rural Fort Madison, Iowa, passed away at 7:42 a.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital. Born April 17, 1927 in rural West Point, Iowa the son of William Steven and Christina (Pomberg) Steffensmeier. On June 25, 1953 he married Rosanna Sanders at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa. Survivors include his...
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Arlowine Louise Brinck

July 1, 1920 - January 19, 2015

Arlowine Louise Brinck, 94, of the Kensington in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of West Point, passed away at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital. Born July 1, 1920 in Canora Saskatchewan, Canada the daughter of Arthur William and Mary Eva Gladys (McKenty) Arie. On February 5, 1944 she married Adrian Bernard Brinck at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort...
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Dale Robert Stuekerjuergen

October 8, 1958 - January 17, 2015

Dale Robert Stuekerjuergen, 56, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, passed away at 6:53 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Arbor Court in Mount Pleasant. Born October 8, 1958 at Fort Madison, Iowa the son of James and Julia Conrad Stuekerjuergen. He married Debra Smith, they later divorced. Survivors include one son James (Courtney) Stuekerjuergen of San Francisco, California, his mother Julia...
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Virginia M. Nowlan

July 8, 1943 - January 9, 2015

Virginia M. Nowlan, 71, of River Hills Village in Keokuk, Iowa, passed away at 5:03 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Keokuk Area Hospital. Born July 8, 1943 in Donnellson the daughter of Richard and Inez (Wardlow) Koch. In 1963 she married Leland Squires. They later divorced. She spent most of her adult life in Chicago, Illinois working in the printing industry, including Metro Mail,...
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Richard C. Mitchell

July 1, 1927 - January 7, 2015

Richard C. Mitchell, 87, of, the Klein Center in West Burlington, Iowa, formerly of Denmark, Iowa, passed away at 9:36 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Klein Center. Born July 1, 1927 in Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Charles Ceylon and Beatrice Irene (Green) Mitchell. On February 17, 1975 he married Norma Grace in Las Vegas, Nevada. She preceded him in death on June 28, 2003. ...
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Dwight Hubert Krebill

March 14, 1928 - January 1, 2015

Dwight Hubert Krebill, 86, of Sunnybrook in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away at 5:34 p.m. Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison, Iowa. Born March 14, 1928 in Primrose, Iowa the son of Otto C. and Abigail (Schowalter) Krebill. On June 1, 1947 he married Mildred Edith Fett in Donnellson, Iowa. She preceded him in death on...
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Irma Jean Merschman

September 15, 1937 - December 24, 2014

Irma Jean Merschman, 77, of West Point, Iowa passed away at 2:43 a.m., Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Born September 15, 1937 in Lockridge, Iowa the daughter of Alphonse and Christina Catherine (Pomberg) Moeller. On September 1, 1956 she married Delbert C. Merschman at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa. He...
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Joan E. Boeding

July 10, 1926 - December 16, 2014

Joan E. Boeding, 88, a lifelong resident of St Paul, Iowa died peacefully at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at the Donnellson Health Center following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born July 10, 1926 at St. Paul, Iowa the daughter of Bernard and Rosa (Umthun) Steffensmeier. She grew up in St. Paul, and worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company in Fort Madison, Iowa. She met her...
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Michael R. "Mike" Smith

July 18, 1959 - December 14, 2014

Michael R. "Mike" Smith, 55 of rural West Point, passed away at 10:14 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Donnellson Health Center. Born July 18, 1959 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Walter Wayne and Maxine L. Schoene Smith. Survivors include one sister Sheryl George of Arvada, Colorado, one brother Steve Smith of West Point, brother-in-law Bill (Norma) Dahms of Donnellson, one niece Hollie ...
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Don I. Stukerjurgen

February 1, 1940 - December 7, 2014

Don I. Stukerjurgen, 74, of rural Salem, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City after a short illness. He was born February 1, 1940 in the home that he has lived in his entire life. His parents were Ben and Cecelia (Moeller) Stukerjurgen. Don was a graduate of St. John's High School and a member of St. John the Baptist...
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Delbert W. Boyer

February 8, 1933 - December 7, 2014

Delbert W. Boyer, 81, of Donnellson, passed away at 5:07 a.m. Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Donnellson Health Center. Born February 8, 1933 at Croton, Iowa the son of Glenn E. and Ruth (Pickard) Boyer. On December 28, 1952 at the St Peter's United Church of Christ in Franklin, Iowa he married Lorene Wilson. Survivors include his wife Lorene of Donnellson, five sons D. David (Chris) Boyer...
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Kelly Anne Mercer

April 12, 1973 - December 5, 2014

Kelly Anne Mercer was born April 12, 1973 and passed from this life on December 5, 2014 in Grass Valley, California. Kelly graduated from Mazama High School in Klamath Falls, Oregon in 1990. She attended the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls and graduated with a degree in Business Office Systems. In 1995, she moved to Grass Valley, California. Her desire was to help hurting...
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Robert Earl Kite

December 23, 1962 - December 3, 2014

Robert Earl Kite, 51, of Farmington, Iowa, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua, Iowa. Born December 23, 1962 in Keokuk, Iowa the son of Otis James, Sr. and Bessie Mae (Hatfield) Kite. In June of 1986 he married Cathy Marie Halboth in Bonaparte, Iowa. They were the parents of two children and later divorced. Survivors include one...
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James R. Hoffman

March 27, 1928 - December 1, 2014

James R. Hoffman, 86, of Franklin, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at his home. Born March 27, 1928 in Park Falls, Wisconsin the son of Peter and Anna (Woodie) Hoffman. On October 30, 1976 at St. Mary's Church in West Point he married Dorothy Johnson Wagner. Survivors include his wife Dorothy of Franklin. Four step children: Nola Gram of Fort Madison, Edward Wagner of...
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Evelyn M. Roth Baxter

August 12, 1927 - November 29, 2014

Evelyn May Philp Roth Baxter, 87, of the Donnellson Health Center, formerly of Farmington and Fort Madison passed away at 12:33 p.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Donnellson Health Center. Born August 12, 1927 in Donnellson, Iowa the daughter of Harry and Luella (Powell) Philp. On May 26, 1946 at the Montrose Methodist Church Parsonage she married Joseph Melvin Roth. He preceded her in...
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Mary L. "Peggy" Turner

October 24, 1919 - November 5, 2014

Mary L. "Peggy" Turner, 95, of The Madison in Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 9:55 p.m., Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at The Madison. Born October 24, 1919 in West Point, Iowa the daughter of George C. and Mary (Wilmesmeier) Lampe. Peggy graduated from St. Mary's High School in West Point. She attended Iowa Business School. She was a member of St. Mary's...
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Troy Timothy Snaadt

June 12, 1983 - November 4, 2014

Troy Timothy Snaadt, 31, of West Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 as the result of a construction accident at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, Iowa. Born June 12, 1983 at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa the son of Tim and Carol (Menke) Snaadt. Survivors include his parents Tim and Carol of West Point, Iowa, one sister Abby (Jake)...
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Kathleen Therese Sullivan

November 3, 2014 - November 3, 2014

Kathleen Therese Sullivan, was born an angel on November 3, 2014 to proud parents Caroline (Forster) and Eric Sullivan of Chicago, Illinois. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church, followed by burial at Saint John's Cemetery, both in Houghton, Iowa with Father Bruce DeRammelaere as celebrant. Kathleen's family was...
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Bernard F. Lohman

June 9, 1923 - October 30, 2014

Bernard F. Lohman, 91, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 2:50 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home. Born June 9, 1923 in Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Barney and Margaret (Koepping) Lohman. He married Mary Ella Dorothy, they later divorced. Survivors include his four daughters Dorth Lohman of West Point, Iowa, Donna Lohman of Sydney, Illinois, Rita (Rick Beavers) Lohman of Mt....
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Deborah S. Mallas

February 16, 1956 - October 23, 2014

Deborah S. Mallas, 58, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 9:38 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Donnellson Health Center. Born February 16, 1956 in Galesburg, Illinois the daughter of Shirley J. Wessels and Donald Terry Like. Survivors include two sisters Denise (Kenny) Padilla of Topeka, Kansas and Diane (Matthew) Hoben of North Richland Hills, Texas, one brother David (Tana) Hare of...
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Richard E. Morris

August 23, 1954 - October 21, 2014

Richard E. Morris, 60, of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 7:57 p.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at his home. Born August 23, 1954 in Farmington, Iowa the son of Melvin and Juanita (Frazier) Morris. Survivors include his mother Juanita Gray, one son Jesse Morris, two brothers James Morris and Larry Gray and two sisters Linda Cook and Joleen Morris. He was preceded in death by his father...
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Helen A. Beaty

September 12, 1917 - October 19, 2014

Helen Alice Beaty, 97 of Farmington, Iowa passed away at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014 at the Donnellson Health Center. Born September 12, 1917 in Rock Island, Illinois the daughter of Hanns Henry and Etta Mary Hart Misfeldt. On June 5, 1937 at East Moline, Illinois she married Alvin W. "Bud" Beaty. He preceded her in death July 16, 2007. Survivors include four sons, Frank ...
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Ivan L. Roth

August 25, 1931 - October 8, 2014

Ivan L. Roth, 83, of Fort Madison, Iowa, formerly of Donnellson, Iowa, went to his Heavenly home at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Fort Madison. Born August 25, 1931 in rural Donnellson, Iowa the son of Elmer and Ella (Bentzinger) Roth. On July 22, 1956 he married Elsie Irene Morton at the Union Presbyterian Church in Fort Madison, Iowa. Survivors...
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