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Obituaries

Darin Lee Goodell

After a long struggle with mental illness, Darin Lee Goodell, 54, of Urbana took his own life, Monday, August 30, 2021. Darin was born March 23, 1967 in Vinton to Leon and Karen (Schlotterbeck) Goodell. He grew up in Urbana and graduated from Urbana Consolidated High School in 1985. Darin worked for Rockwell Collins for 34 years Darin was beloved by his family, many classmates and co-workers.

Douglas Eugene Johnston

Lehigh Acres, FL - Douglas E Johnston age 51 passed away unexpectedly due to complications of COVID19 on August 28, 2021 with his family by his side at Lee Memorial Hospital. Douglas was born on September 17, 1969 to his parents, Richard E. and Marcia R. Johnston (Dennis) at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Doug graduated from Vinton High School and took apprenticeship with the Local 125 Plumber and Pipefitters.
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Margie Alice Volesky

Margie Alice Volesky, 92, passed away August 31, 2021 of natural causes at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo, Iowa.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Newhall with Father Craig E. Steimel as Celebrant. Visitation will be held at the church before Mass on Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:45 with a rosary recited at 9:00 a.

Sam Weich

Sam Weich, 56, of La Porte City, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home of cancer. He was born March 31, 1965, in Waterloo the son of Floyd "Buss" and Mary "Dottie" Davis Weich. He was a 1983 graduate of La Porte City High School.Sam married Sharyl Groves on July 12, 1991, in Waterloo.He worked for the City of La Porte City for 40 years, where he most recently served as Public Works Director, retiring in 2020.

Frances A. Kozik

Frances A. Kozik, 87, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away August 30, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids.Frances was born March 30, 1934 to J.V. and Anna (Svoboda) Breja on the Breja family farm near Elberon, IA. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1953. Following school, Fran worked for Citizens State Bank. On May 25, 1954, she married Donald Kozik at St.

Harold "Gene" Scadden Sr.

Harold "Gene" Scadden Sr., 80, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at his home. Graveside services with full military honors and visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 2600 Muscatine Ave., Iowa City, Iowa. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion is assisting the family.Gene was born March 6, 1941, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Harold and Gurna (Bearden) Scadden.

Dora Dene Thompson

Dora Dene Thompson, age 86 of Cedar Rapids died peacefully on Sunday, August 29, 2021 after a brief illness.Dora Dene Thompson was born December 16, 1934 in Webster City, Iowa. She is survived by her four sons and two daughters, Brad (Lanette) Thompson, Ross (Kelli) Thompson, David (Kathy) Thompson, John (Dawn) Thompson, Trisha (Daniel) Ives and Jennifer Thompson, and by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Edwon G. Yedlik

Edwon G. Yedlik, 76, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021, at his home in rural Vinton. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Vinton Presbyterian Church. Interment will be held at Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton. Friends may call from 9:00 AM until service time at the church on Thursday. In deference to Lucille, the family would appreciate the wearing of masks by un-vaccinated individuals at the visitation and the service.

Helen I. (Eggleston) Berry

Helen I. (Eggleston) Berry, 97 of Vinton, died peacefully on November 7, 2020 at the Vinton Lutheran Home. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, at the Vinton Presbyterian Church. The family will greet friends from 10:00 until service time, also at the church. Private interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.Helen was born in Vinton on September 6, 1923 to Lewis E.

Anne Elizabeth (Welp) Folkmann

Anne Elizabeth (Welp) Folkmann, 57, left this earthly life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 11, 2021, following an extended illness. A Celebration of Anne's life will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Newhall's Main Park Pavillion from 2-7 p.m. (206 3rd Ave. in Newhall, IA.) A private family interment will be held at the Keystone Cemetery.
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