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Benton County obituaries

OBITUARY: Terry L. Rieck

by jmagdefrau on October 22, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS – Terry L. Rieck, Cedar Rapids and formerly of Luzerne, died at the Mercy Medical Center on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, after an extended illness. Terry Rieck was born Oct. 27, 1944, in Belle Plaine. He was the son of Milford and Donna Mae Sindt Rieck. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Grade School […]

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OBITUARY: Clarence James “Clancy” Becker

by jmagdefrau on October 13, 2014

VAN HORNE – Clarence James “Clancy” Becker, 79, died Oct. 12, 2014, at the Senior Suites in Keystone with his family at his side, following a short and courageous battle with cancer. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Van Horne on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 at 10 […]

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OBITUARY: Debra Johann

October 10, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Debra Johann, 48, Iowa City, previously a longtime resident of Blairstown, went to sleep on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, and woke up Oct. 4, 2014, with her maker at the age of 48. Debra is survived by her parents, Jack and Diane VanHorn; three children, Jerra, Jennifer and her partner William Lewis, and Trevor and […]

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OBITUARY: Christine Kay Freland

October 10, 2014 Benton County obituaries

Funeral services for Christine Kay Freland, 66, Belle Plaine, were Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at Hrabak Funeral Home, Belle Plaine, with Pastor Debbie Eberly of Spirit of Faith Family Church, Cedar Rapids, officiating. Mrs. Freland died Oct. 4, 2014, at her home from lung and brain cancer. Christine Kay Freland was born March 7, 1948, […]

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OBITUARY: Jerry Rabe

October 1, 2014 Benton County obituaries

BLAIRSTOWN – Jerry Rabe, 56, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, from an accident along Highway 151 between Marion and Springville, while he was helping fix a family member’s car. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Grace Lutheran Church in Blairstown with Pastor David Rempfer officiating. Visitation will be 4 to […]

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OBITUARY: Michael A. Becker

September 29, 2014 Benton County obituaries

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

September 29, 2014 Benton County obituaries

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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