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Obituaries

Norval Richard Staton

Vinton--Norval Richard Staton, 88, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday, July 18, 2021 following a short illness.Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 23, at the First Christian Church, 1209 West 13th St in Vinton. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at the First Christian Church in Vinton.

Lorraine Jaster

Lorraine Jaster, 70, of Newhall, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at St. Luke's Hospital. No services are planned at this time.Survivors include her husband, Gary; a daughter, Dawn (Jay) Schuett; sons, Lance Jaster, Cristopher Jaster, Nathan (Jennifer) Jaster and Garrett (Jessica) Jaster; grandchildren, Cody (Leah) Howe, Jacob Howe, Kaylee Howe, Cydney Jaster, Cammie Jaster, Damien Jaster, Alyssa Jaster, Dharma Jaster, Gannon Jaster, Zachariah Jaster, Zander Jaster, Zayden Jaster, Allis Jaster, Niah Jaster, Nikola Jaster, Nebula Jaster and Noctis Jaster; and great-grandchildren, Winton and Margaret.
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John Edward Keiper

John Edward Keiper, 80, formerly of Newhall and Britt, Iowa, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021, at his home in rural La Porte City, Iowa. Memorial services will be held at a later date.John was born in Newhall, Iowa, Aug. 30, 1940, to John "Jack" and Hilda (Schueller) Keiper. He married Norma Jean Reiner on June 17, 1962; they later divorced. John married Charlene Anderson on Nov.

Debra McKee

Debra McKee passed away unexpectedly June 26, 2021, after a sudden illness. Per her wishes, no public services will be held, and a private gathering among family will be held at a later date.Debra is survived by her sons, Stephen (Sarah) McKee of Atkins, Iowa, and Troy (Shelley) McKee of Kirkland, Wash.; five grandchildren, Rielly Scott, Chandler, Gabbryelle, Isabella and Slade McKee; two brothers, Donnie (Bonnie) Grommon and Rick Grommon; sister, Renee (Matt) Daley; several nieces and nephews; and many great friends.

Bette Lynn Kratoska

Bette Lynn Kratoska, 61, of Chelsea, IA passed suddenly away July 3, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City. IABette was born Aug. 10, 1959 in Waterloo, IA to Donald and Mary (Park) Van Scoyoc. She graduated from Belle Plaine High School and attended the University of Iowa for a few years before starting at Benco Manufacturing. Following Benco.

Steven Duane Floyd

Steven Duane Floyd, 64, of rural Kellogg, died on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorials to Lori McNew - to support the Vicki Floyd Day at E Clips may be left at the funeral home.Steve, the son of Curtis and Beverly (Rogers) Floyd, was born on September 4, 1956 in Vinton.

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.

Marian L. Brecht

Marian L. Brecht, 97, of Marengo and formerly of Belle Plaine passed away following a sudden illness Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Marengo with Father David Wilkening officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick and St. Paul's Cemetery, Watkins.

Kimberly, “Kim” Frank

Kimberly, "Kim" Frank, 57, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021 at UIHC in Iowa City, Iowa. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 2, 2021, at the Vinton Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the Vinton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating. Burial will be in the Garrison Cemetery.

Jeff Roster

Jeff Roster, 64, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, June 26, 2021. Private burial will take place at Linwood Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids is assisting the family.Jeff was born Dec. 29, 1956, in Vinton, Iowa, the son of James and JoAnn "Dolly" (Haefner) Roster. He graduated from Vinton High School in 1975.
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