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Carl Eugene Zeller

Carl Eugene Zeller, 84, of Walker, IA, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at his home in Walker, IACarl was born on September 9, 1938, near Troy Mills, IA, the son of Earl and Lois (Williamson) Zeller. He attended and graduated from Troy Mills High School in 1958. Carl met the love of his life Rosalie McNeal in 1962 at the Hoover Wesleyan in rural Troy Mills, IA.

Mary Ann Graham

Mary Ann Graham, 85, of La Porte City, died Monday, May 15, 2023, at Bickford Cottage in Cedar Falls.She was born March 7, 1938, in Waterloo, daughter of William "Bill" and Lois Rose McNamara. She attended OLDA in Waterloo and graduated in 1957 from Loretta High School in Chicago.She married Vincent J. Graham July 25, 1959, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterloo; he died April 21, 2006.
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Wayne Rolland Merchant

Wayne Rolland Merchant, 88, of Cedar Falls, passed away Monday, May 8 surrounded by his family.He was born May 22, 1934 in Garrison, Iowa, the son of Wendell and Alverta Merchant. He graduated from Garrison High School in 1951, where he lettered in basketball and baseball. After high school graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corp and traveled to San Diego, where he honorably served four years active duty.

Sharon Kay Schneekloth

Sharon Kay Schneekloth, 80, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2023, at her home in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Sharon was born on Aug. 6, 1942, in Vinton, Iowa, to Eber “Shorty” and Evelyn (Nelson) Phelps.Sharon was a graduate of Urbana High School in Iowa. She married Gary Lee Schneekloth on Nov. 9, 1963, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She worked as an executive secretary at Corn Sweeteners in Cedar Rapids, Breaker Confections (Div.

Melvin Hurst Jr.

Melvin Hurst Jr., 69, of Vinton, passed away at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids on Saturday, May 13, 2023 following a courageous battle with cancer.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 19 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Vinton, with Father Jim Brokman as Celebrant.  A Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the church.
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Richard "Dick" Lewis Grimm

Richard "Dick" Lewis Grimm 87 of Garrison, IA passed away surrounded by loving family on May 8th, 2023 at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1206 C Ave, Vinton, Iowa on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 with visitation from 3 pm to 4 pm and service at 4 pm, officiated by Pastor Anne Williams.Dick was born at home in Garrison on August 5th, 1935 to parents Thornton and Meana (Ehlers) Grimm.

Tony R. Smith

Tony R. Smith, age 82, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2022, at his home in Atkins.Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 20, 2023, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. Douglas Woltemath officiating.  The family will greet friends from 9:30 AM until service time at the church.  Interment with graveside military rites will be held at St.

James “Jim” Arvin Raymond

James “Jim” Arvin Raymond, 68, of Waterloo, died Thursday, May 11, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born September 7, 1954, in Waterloo, the son of Robert and Mary Tragord Raymond. Jim graduated from West High School in 1972 and worked for John Deere from 1972 until his retirement in 2014. Even as a young man, Jim demonstrated thoughtfulness to other people above himself.
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Macy Ann Bridgewater

Macy Ann Bridgewater, 92, of Des Moines, Iowa, died peacefully on May 8, 2023. She was born on Sept. 26, 1930, to Orville and Lecie Hall. She married Ralph Bridgewater on Oct. 9, 1948, and spent the rest of her life with the man of her dreams. She loved being outside, milking cows, mowing lawn or traveling cross country in an 18-wheeler with Ralph. She also enjoyed working at Benton Community Schools as the Transportation Secretary.

Rebecca "Becky" S. Runyan

Rebecca "Becky" S. Runyan, 74, of La Porte City, died May 10, 2023, at UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital from complications associated with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).She was born August 15, 1948, in Cedar Falls, the daughter of Lester Jr. and Olive (Regan) Hambly. She graduated with the Cedar Falls High School class of 1968 and gave birth to her daughter in 1973.
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