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Velma Zumbach – Ryan

Velma Zumbach age 84 went peacefully to her heavenly home, surrounded by her family, Sunday July 3, 2016. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 Friday morning July 8, 2016 at the Peace Lutheran Church, Ryan, Iowa with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. Friends may call from 4 until 8 Thursday at the Goettsch Funeral

Bernita Mae Grimm – Manchester

Bernita Mae Grimm, 98, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Manchester. She was born on April 12, 1918, in Manchester, the daughter of Loren and Lulu (Ross) Bushnell. Bernita attended Oneida Consolidated School, graduating in 1935. She attended Iowa State Teachers’ College and received her teaching certificate. Bernita then

James E. Manson – Manchester

James E. Manson, 82, of Manchester, Iowa, died Sunday, July 3, 2016. Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, July 8, 2016, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be at Pine View Cemetery, Delaware, Iowa. Jim is survived by his


John Brueckner – Dyersville

Dyersville – John D Brueckner died on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at the age of 96. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 3-5 pm at Kramer Funeral Home with a Mass celebrating his life on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:30 am at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville, Iowa. He

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