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Obituaries

Marilyn E. (Junge) Rieder

Marilyn E. (Junge) Rieder, 90, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Keystone Nursing Care Center.Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Newhall, with the Rev. Craig Steimel as celebrant. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, also at the church. Memorials may be made in her name to the Newhall Library and the Newhall American Legion Auxiliary.

William "Earl" Morrison

William "Earl" Morrison, 72, of Belle Plaine, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Per his wishes, he will be cremated. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday,July 3, at Knoll Ridge Country Club in North English, Iowa. A remembrance ride will be held at a later date.He was born on Oct. 21, 1949, in North English, Iowa, to Warren and Naomi (Lockridge) Morrison.
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Marvin Witte

Marvin Witte, 92, formerly of Hutchinson, passed away May 23, 2022, at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison, Iowa. A celebration of life for Marvin and Arlene Witte will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 27, 2022, at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel.Marvin was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Hutchinson, the son of Charles and Minnie (Fratzke) Witte. He attended grades one-four at School District #120 at Lakeside in Renville County.

Virginia Marion Ferguson

Virginia Marion Ferguson, 94, of Sun City, Ariz., passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. A family graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Urbana Memorial Cemetery, Urbana.Virginia was born in Deer Lodge, Mont. Later moved to Seattle, Wash., where her and husband Marshal lived. She worked at Woolworths's downtown Seattle for 48 years.

Daniel J. Bearns

Daniel J. Bearns, 69, of Las Vegas, Nev., died May 26, 2022, at his home following a long illness.Dan was born on April 6, 1953, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to James and Rita (Kiley) Bearns.Dan graduated from LaSalle High School and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dan went on to earn his BSN from Texas University. He spent the majority of his 50-year career in nursing working with patients in home health care and hospice.
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Dwain Oliver Jordt

Dwain Oliver Jordt, 87, of Norway, IA passed away June 7, 2022 at The Gardens, Cedar Rapids, IA.Dwain was born October 2, 1934 to Elmer and Ruth (McGregor) Jordt in Van Horne, IA. He graduated from Blairstown, IA, class of 1953. Following school, Dwain worked for Kimm’s Concrete in Blairstown and Collins Radio before joining the U.S. Army. Upon returning from his service Dwain married Gwendolyn Mae Reid on June 15, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Patricia Joy (Duncalf) Petersen

Patricia Joy (Duncalf) Petersen, age 93 passed away June 3, 2022 at the Keystone Care Center in Keystone. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Van Horne with Rev. Craig Steimel as celebrant. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until service time at the church. Internment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery near Keystone.

Lee Manuel Johnson

Lee Manuel Johnson, son of the late Lee Boyd Johnson and Alice M. Tutt Johnson, was born on December 23, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He was a loving son and protective big brother to the late David Roy Johnson.  He passed away in Belle Plaine, Iowa, on May 27, 2022.During Lee’s early years, the Johnson family moved to Steubenville, Ohio. They believed that education coupled with a strong spiritual foundation would lead to better opportunities that otherwise might not be realized.
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Mary Jane (Stallman) Ockenfels

Mary Jane (Stallman) Ockenfels entered into eternal rest on June 5, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ludmila Catholic Church by Rev. Kenneth J. Glaser at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022 with burial to follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Norway. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 6:30 p.

Kenneth “Ken” L. Schueler

Kenneth “Ken” L. Schueler, age 81, died Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Unity Point Hospice in Cedar Rapids with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vinton with Rev. Stephen Preus officiating.  Private family interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 3:45 PM, Wednesday also at the church.
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