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Benton County obituaries

OBITUARY: Michael A. Becker

by jmagdefrau on September 29, 2014

Michael A. Becker, 59, Belle Plaine, died at his home on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Deacon Joe Behounek presiding.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in Garrison Cemetery. Michael was born in Vinton on Sept. […]

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OBITUARY: Dean Reuben Ellenberger

by jmagdefrau on September 29, 2014

Funeral services for Dean Reuben Ellenberger, 84, Belle Plaine, will be 1 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2014, at First Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, by Pastor Dean Duncan. He passed away Sept. 24, 2014, at Belle Plaine Nursing Home and Rehab Center. Dean Rueben Ellenberger was born in Norfolk, NE, on July 5, 1930, to […]

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Jerome Francis Wilhelm

September 18, 2014 Benton County obituaries

NEWHALL – Jerome Francis Wilhelm, 85, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton.  Interment will be held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown with […]

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Edmond Charles Landuyt

September 17, 2014 Benton County obituaries

BELLE PLAINE – Edmond Charles Landuyt, 60, Belle Plaine, died tragically Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in a car accident. He was born at the Corn Belt Hospital in Belle Plaine on Nov. 1, 1953, to Edmond R. and Dorothy (Dvorak) Landuyt. He graduated in 1971 from Belle Plaine High School and later joined the Army, where […]

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John James “JP” Pickart

September 15, 2014 Benton County obituaries

John James “JP” Pickart, 68, Norway, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 19, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Norway with Fr. Dennis Juhl presiding. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted. A 3:30 p.m. parish vigil […]

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Obituary: Chester “Fred” Fredericks

September 15, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Chester “Fred” Fredericks, 91, Belle Plaine, passed away peacefully on Sept. 12, 2014, after a short illness. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Belle Plaine, with Deacon Joe Behounek officiating. Burial is in Oak Hill Cemetery with military rites by the Belle Plaine American Legion. Music was […]

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Obituary: Michael Ray “Mike” Cohrt

September 13, 2014 Benton County obituaries

SHELLSBURG – Michael Ray “Mike” Cohrt, 58, of Shellsburg, formerly of Palo, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Private family inurnment will take place […]

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Obituary: Arthur Ray Graham Jr.

September 10, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Arthur Ray Graham Jr., 88, Waterloo, died Monday, Sept. 8, at Ravenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of natural causes. Services are 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, with inurnment in Rector Cemetery, Chelsea, with military honors. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Locke Funeral Home. Memorials may be […]

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Obituary: Gwendolyn Anne Gannon Stokes

September 10, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Funeral Mass for Gwendolyn Anne Gannon Stokes, 86, Mallard, was held Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mallard. On Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, Gwen passed away at the Palo Alto County Hospital, 49 years to the day after her mother, Gladys. Gwendolyn Anne Gannon was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Hutchinson, […]

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OBITUARY: Tina Marie Hootman

September 8, 2014 Benton County obituaries

BLAIRSTOWN – Tina Marie Hootman, 43, Blairstown died Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center following a sudden illness. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Phillips Funeral Home in Blairstown with Tim Casey officiating. Inurnment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown. In […]

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