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Roxana Kauffman – Strawberry Point

Roxana Kauffman, 71, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Monday, June 23, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer. Roxana Wohlwend Schwaigert Kauffman was born on January 23, 1943, the daughter of Edward “Baltz” and Ruth (Crabtree) Wohlwend in Fort Dodge. She grew up in the Thor-Eagle Grove area, but also spent time with her

Forrest Timmerman – Strawberry Point

A memorial gathering for 76 year old Forrest Timmerman will be held Friday from 5 until 8 at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Strawberry Point. A private family burial is planned. Survivors of Forrest Timmerman include his wife Donna, sons Barry, Alan and Scott and daughter Jill Boeck all of Strawberry Point; siblings

Howard Miller – Independence

Independence -  Howard C. Miller, 82 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the BuchananCountyHealthCenter in Independence.  He was born on May 3, 1932, in Littleton, Iowa, the son of Keith Orville and Sarah Mary (Bachman) Miller.  He graduated from high school in Independence, Iowa, with the Class of 1949. 

Dale McGill – Independence

Independence -  Dale D. McGill, 82 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died at his home on Saturday, June 21, 2014.  He was born on March 21, 1932, on the same farm where he died in Buchanan County, Iowa, the son of John Howard and Freda Mae (Dunlap) McGill.  He graduated from high school in

Bobbie Boll – Dundee

Bobbie G. Boll, 86, formerly of Dundee, Iowa, passed away with family at his bedside at Creekwood Place in Russellville, Kentucky, on June 21, 2014. He was born on August 20, 1927, the son of Leon and Pauline Boll.  Bobbie farmed in Delaware County, Iowa. He was an avid fisherman and hunter (especially mushrooms). He

Phillip Callahan – Cascade

Phillip A. Callahan, 81, of Cascade died Friday, June 20, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Friends may call from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Friends may continue to call after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthias Catholic Church

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Monday’s Storms Produced EF1 Tornado

The National Weather Service has confirmed that Monday’s storms produced an EF1 tornado in Buchanan and Delaware counties. After surveying the storm damage Tuesday, the NWS says a small tornado formed four miles south of Lamont around 9:30 pm and continued 17 miles northeast to Edgewood, ending around 9:55 pm. The tornado had peak winds

Kenneth Hoffman – Independence

Independence -  Kenneth C. Hoffman, 70 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence.  He was born on April 3, 1944, at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, the son of Lester Melvern and Mildred Winifred (Bender) Hoffman.  He graduated from high school in Independence with

J.E. “Jed” Hicks – Shellsburg

Shellsburg -  J.E. “Jed” Hicks, 58 years old, of rural Shellsburg, Iowa, died on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  He was born on August 4, 1955, in Newton, Iowa, the son of Elgie Arvil and Mildred Eileene (Middleton) Hicks.  He graduated from high school

Margie Reinert – Edgewood

Margie Emma Reinert, 82, of Edgewood, Iowa, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home.  She was born on January 12, 1932, in Greeley, the daughter of Ben and Maggie (Klosterman) Funke.  Margie was raised and educated in Greeley. On January 19, 1954, Margie was united in marriage to John Reinert at

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