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Benton County obituaries

OBITUARY: Kent Brant

by jmagdefrau on August 27, 2014

Kent Brant, 58, formerly of Elberon, passed away Aug. 14, 2014, at the Hospice House in Ottumwa. He was born April 11, 1956, in Belle Plaine, to James K. and E. Floreen Bryan Brant. He had lived in the Ottumwa/Oskaloosa area since 1975. Kent grew up in Elberon and was a 1974 graduate of Benton […]


OBITUARY: Irvin G. Keiper

by jmagdefrau on August 19, 2014

ATKINS – Irvin G. “Irv” Keiper, 100, died peacefully August 18, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Atkins with Pastor Doug Woltemath officiating. Interment will be held at St. Stephen’s Cemetery near Atkins with graveside military rites conducted by the Adolph H. […]


OBITUARY: James A. Morrow

August 18, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Funeral services are Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, for James A. Morrow, 74, Belle Plaine, at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine. Morrow went home to be with our Lord on August 15, 2014, at the Vinton Lutheran Home in Vinton. Minister officiating is Pastor Dean Duncan. Organist is Jolene Blanchard. Vocalist is Miranda […]

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OBITUARY: Catherine Mae Smith

August 13, 2014 Benton County obituaries

BLAIRSTOWN – Catherine Mae Smith, 94, of Blairstown, died Thursday morning, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Keystone Care Center, Keystone.  Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo ,with Rev. Matt German officiating. Burial was in the Marengo Cemetery. Memorials may be contributed to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Keystone Care Center. […]

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OBITUARY: Robert Dean Kratoska

August 13, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Funeral services for Robert Dean Kratoska, 73, of Chelsea, were Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at St. Micheal’s Catholic Church, Belle Plaine, with Deacon Joe Behounek officiating. Mr. Kratoska died at his home Mondy, Aug. 4, 2014, from cancer, surrounded by his loving family. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, with military rites by […]

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Obituary: Marie Johanna Reinhart

August 7, 2014 Benton County obituaries

NORWAY – Marie Johanna Reinhart, formerly of Norway and Walford, died peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Hallmar Nursing Home in Cedar Rapids. On Jan. 20, 1948, she married Dr. Virgil Reinhart at St. Ludmila’s Catholic Church. Dr. Reinhart’s uncle, the Rev. Monsignor Frank Schultes, performed the ceremony. Marie and Virgil were married for 59 years. […]

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Obituary: Ila Marie Selk Mills

August 6, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Funeral services for Ila Marie Selk Mills, 79, of Belle Plaine, were Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at First Lutheran Church, Belle Plaine, with Pastor Dean Duncan officiating. Burial was in Winslow Cemetery, Hartwick. Mrs. Mills died Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Belle Plaine Nursing and Rehab Center, Belle Plaine. Pallbearers were Jeffrey Selk, Russell Hegarty, […]

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Obituary: Flora Belle Williams

August 5, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Former Belle Plaine resident Flora Belle Williams, 99, passed away on May 1, 2014, at Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo. She joined Our Heavenly Father and her husband, Randall. Flora was born Sept. 19, 1914, in Marble Rock, the daughter of Wm. J. Lohr and Maggie Lohr. She was a graduate of Belle Plaine […]

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Obituary: Aloise Bernice Holland

August 4, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Aloise Bernice Holland, 91, Norway, passed away August 2, 2014 at Colonial Manor Care Center. Services: Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 1:00 pm, Norway United Methodist Church with Rev. Rose Marie Calderon – Kahn officiating. Visitation: 2 hours prior to service at the church. Aloise was born May 21, 1923 in Norway, Iowa, the daughter of […]

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OBITUARY: Susan Marie Nolan

August 1, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Susan Marie Nolan (nee Light) of St. Charles MO and formerly of Newhall, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. She was the beloved wife of Larry Nolan of Van Horne, loving mother of Patrick Nolan, Elizabeth (Mark) Penn, Jennifer (Mike) McLean and Kathleen (John) Norlie; proud grandmother of 14 and great-grandmother of three. She was […]

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