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Obituaries

Donald (“Don”) Everett Beatty

Donald (“Don”) Everett Beatty, 85, was called home during the early morning hours on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 after living a full and blessed life. He had been receiving care at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa when he passed.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church in Shellsburg, 300 Main Street East in Shellsburg, Iowa, with Pastor Brian Reeves officiating.

Kevin Parker

After a brief illness, Kevin Parker passed away on Sept. 30, 2021, from complications of heart disease and COPD.  Kevin was born in Manchester, graduated from West Delaware High School, and majored in Education at Upper Iowa University.  Kevin was a dedicated teacher and coach at Orient-Macksburg (1978-1979) and MFL in Monona (1979-1982). Kevin highly valued his time in Algona (1982-1989), teaching social studies and assisting with the wrestling and volleyball programs.
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Marion J. Vaupel

Marion J. Vaupel, 91, of Center Point, Iowa, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa, with his family close by. Visitation will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Church, 1115 Water Street, Center Point. Funeral service will follow at the church with Rev.

Earl Mason

Earl Mason, 93, of Mason City, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.Visitation with viewing will be held Wednesday, June 1, at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St NE, Mason City, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.A graveside service will be held 10:30 am Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, with Rev.

Mark “Thumper” Wordefoff

Mark “Thumper” Wordefoff, 65, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Mark was born on May 15, 1957 in Jesup, Iowa, to Paul and Irene (Peck) Wordehoff. He graduated from Jesup High School with the class of 1976. Mark enjoyed drinking beer, fishing, yardwork, woodworking, gambling with Mary, and most of all he enjoyed “Dinking” around in the garage building various projects.
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Carol Ireland

Carol Ireland, 79, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away May 23, 2022 after a short battle with cancer.She was born May 25, 1942 in Cedar Rapids, IA. Carol was raised in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Jefferson High School, class of 1960. She married Leland Ireland in 1961. They lived in Arizona and Texas, had two children and later divorced. Carol was a gifted women with many talents.

Mary Conway

Mary Conway, 74, of Vinton, passed away at her home on Monday, May 23, 2022 following a lengthy illness.Per Mary’s wishes, there will be no services. Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home is serving the family.Mary was born In Iowa City on May 31, 1947, the daughter of Wes and Elizabeth (Muesse) Parson.  For over 30 years, Mary was the laundry supervisor at the Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Amana.

Dale Duane Benda

Dale Duane Benda, Age 80, passed away at his home in La Porte City, IA on Sunday, May 22, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.Per the family wishes, all services will be held at a later date.Dale was born on May 4, 1942 in Rural Benton County, IA. He was the son of the late Edward Jon and Maxine Jean (Shaner) Benda. He graduated from La Porte City High School.
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Janet Velicer

Janet Velicer died peacefully with family members present on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at her retirement community in Lenexa, Kan. Known as an avid lifelong reader, dedicated educator, lover of the musical fine arts and world traveler, she was 80 years old.Jan was born Janet Frances Schafbuch in 1941 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to parents Geraldine and Allan Schafbuch.

Ty John Casey

Ty John Casey, 39, passed away May 13, 2022. He was born Jan. 20, 1983, in South Korea. That date and the name of Tae Min were given to him when (approximately) at the age of three, he was found in Pusan City, South Korea, alone and assumed abandoned. He then lived in orphanages until Feb. 13, 1988, then through Holt International Adoptions he arrived at the Des Moines Airport to meet his new family, who welcomed him with open arms.
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