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Benton County obituaries

Obituary: Loretta Schmidt

by jmagdefrau on July 24, 2014

NORWAY – Loretta Kathryn Volz Schmidt, 88, Norway, died July 9, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids, following a sudden illness Services were Monday, July 14, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Norway, with the Rev. Craig Steimel and Monsignor Tom Zinkula officiating. Burial was St. Michael’s Cemetery. Loretta was born Sept. 8, 1925, in […]


Obituary: Leona Melhus

by jmagdefrau on July 18, 2014

Leona Barbara Schminke Melhus, 102, of Newhall,  died July 17,2014, at Lantern Park Nursing and Rehab, Coralville. Celebration of Life Services will be Monday, July 21, 2014, 10 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 805 Hwy 151 W, Walford, with Pastor Travis Borkosky officiating. Visitation will be at the church Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 4 […]


Obituary: Dennis Ohlen

July 15, 2014 Benton County obituaries

CHELSEA – Dennis Ohlen, 58, died on July 10, 2014, as the result of a motor vehicle crash. He lived on the family farm with his father where he was a farmer and U.S. Mail carrier. Dennis is survived by his father, Donavan Ohlen, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends who will miss him greatly. Dennis […]

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Obituary: Marguerite M. Rathje

July 13, 2014 Benton County obituaries

NEWHALL – Marguerite M. Rathje, 95, formerly of Newhall, died peacefully at Virginia Gay Hospital on Saturday, July 12, 2014, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at the Phillips Family Center, 605 Second Ave. in Vinton. Interment will be held at St. John Cemetery, Newhall. Friends […]

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Obituary: Mary Ann Stumpff

July 11, 2014 Benton County obituaries

NORWAY – Mary Ann Stumpff, 85, Norway, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Cedar Rapids. Services were Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Norway, with the Rev. Craig Steimel officiating. Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Survivors include her children, Steve (Kim), Walford, Charlie (Kathy), Iowa City, Rebecca (Keith), Bertchey, San Diego, CA, […]

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Memorial services for Gladys Groszkruger

July 9, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Memorial services for Gladys J. Groszkruger, 89, formerly of Belle Plaine, will be Thursday, July 17, at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine. Mrs. Groszkruger died Feb. 20, 2014, at her home in Dallas, TX. Following her inurnment, the family will gather at 3 p.m. with friends at the Belle Plaine Area Museum […]

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Obituary: Dale Lenton

July 7, 2014 Benton County obituaries

MARENGO – On July 4, 2014 Dale Lenton of Beaver Dam, WI, formerly of Marengo, passed gently into the hands of Jesus in the care and comfort of Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. Dale was born on July 24, 1923, in Blairstown, to Clarence and Helen Lenton nee Dickinson. Dale proudly served our […]

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Obituary: Adeline F. Severin

July 1, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Adeline F. Severin, 87, of Keystone, Iowa died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the Vinton Lutheran Home. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Keystone with Pastor Andrew Wright officiating. Private family inurnment will take place at the Cedar Memorial Park Mausoleum. A memorial […]

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Obituary: Viola Alice Stanek

June 20, 2014 Benton County obituaries

KEYSTONE – Viola Alice Stanek, 92, formerly of Keystone, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Tulsa, OK. Memorial services are Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 1:30 p.m. at Hrabak Funeral Home, by The Rev. Steve Hubbell. Inurnment is at Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine. Stanek, a resident of Beggs, OK, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Tulsa […]

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Obituary: Peggy Lou Seeber

June 19, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Peggy Lou Seeber, 66, Cedar Rapids, died at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hiawatha officiated by the Rev. Daniel Krueger. Interment will take place at 3 p.m. Monday at the […]

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