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Raymond “Jack” Marbach – Manchester

Raymond “Jack” Marbach – Manchester

Raymond J. “Jack” Marbach, 78, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.  He was born on April 23, 1938, in Maquoketa, the son of Joseph and Marie (Ahern) Marbach.  Ray was a graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School in Worthington. On October 8, 1959,


Cross Country Conference Meet Results

All of the area Cross Country teams competed in their conference meets Thursday.  First, in girl’s action, the WaMaC meet was won by Mt. Vernon Lisbon. Anamosa came in 7th; Western Dubuque 11th; Independence 12th; West Delaware 13th; and Beckman came in 15th. Springville-Central City won the Tri-Rivers title. North Linn came in 3rd. Monticello


Dula K. Bockenstedt – Colesburg

Dula K. Bockenstedt, 84, of Colesburg, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Visitation will be held Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation


Mary Elizabeth Sack

Mary Elizabeth Sack, 95, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Affinity House in Waterloo. She was born on March 14, 1921, in Centerview, Missouri, the daughter of Richard and Jessie (Benezette) McWhirt. On October 15, 1940, Mary was united in marriage to Norbert Sack of Holden, Missouri. Four children were born to this


Kathleen “Kathy” M. McQuillen – Holy Cross

Kathleen “Kathy” M. McQuillen, 61, of Holy Cross passed away peacefully from natural causes on Monday, October 10, 2016, at her home. Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 pm Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Holy Cross. Visitation will continue Saturday from 9 – 10 am at the funeral home


Larry Bockenstedt – Dyersville

DYERSVILLE, IOWA Larry M. Bockenstedt, 57, of Dyersville, and formerly of Ogden passed away Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A


Harland Andrew Brown – Lancaster, CA

Harland Andrew Brown, 68, of Lancaster, California, died on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, doing FEMA Disaster Relief.  Andy was born on April 9, 1948, in Manchester, Iowa, the son of Harland and Rita (Gaffney) Brown.  He grew up in Independence and was a graduate of St. John’s Catholic High School.  He