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Urban Herbers – Dyersville

Urban G. Herbers, 91, of Dyersville formerly of New Vienna died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Oakcrest Manor in Dyersville. Friends may call from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m.  A continued visitation will be from 9

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Lori Heims – Edgewood

Lori Lynette (Weyant) Heims, 55, of Edgewood, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.  She was born on September 6, 1960, in Manchester, the daughter of Duane and Irene (Linderwell) Weyant.  Lori was raised and educated in Edgewood, graduating from Ed-Co High School in

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Don Kirkpatrick – Strawberry Point

Don Kirkpatrick, 70, of Strawberry Point, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.  He was born on April 9, 1946, in Dubuque, the son of Edward and Virginia (Ziegler) Kirkpatrick.  Don was raised in rural Durango and attended Dubuque Senior High School. He then attended Western Dubuque High School


Bernard A. Schemmel – Worthington

Bernard A. Schemmel, 83, of Worthington died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Visitation will be held 1 – 3 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Basilica

William J. Dunn – Independence

Independence – William J. Dunn, Jr., 71 years old, of Independence, died on Friday, July 1, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born on June 26, 1945, in Miami Beach, Florida, the son of William James Dunn, Sr., and Alvina Helen (Dall) Dunn. He graduated from high school in Osceola, Iowa,

Esther M. Reed – Manchester and formerly of Delhi

Esther M. Reed, 101, of Manchester, Iowa, (formerly Delhi) died on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on April 25, 1915, in Lamont, the daughter of Harm and Ida Louisa (Ulitzsch) Wessels. Esther was raised in the area, and graduated from Manchester High School in 1932. On

Virginia Schemmel Meyer – Orlando Florida

Virginia Schemmel Meyer, 91, of Orlando Florida, passed away on June 29, 2016, at her home. Visitation will be held 3-7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016, St. Francis Xavier

Maleigha Nauman – Sherrill

Maleigha Martha Nauman, stillborn infant daughter of Rachael and Kevin Nauman of Sherrill was delivered at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City on Friday, June 24, 2016. Private graveside services will be held at St. Boniface Cemetery in New Vienna. Those left to remember Maleigha are her parents, Rachael (Engelken) and

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Mary “Bernita” Wilson – Manchester

Mary “Bernita” Wilson, 97, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  She was born on March 4. 1919, in Elkader, the daughter of Ernest and Agnes (O’Brien) Meyer.  She was the seventh of eight children born to this union.  Bernita was educated at St. Joseph Schools and attended Elkader Junior College. Bernita’s