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Benedict “Ben” R. Thier – Dyersville

Benedict “Ben” R. Thier – Dyersville

Benedict “Ben” R. Thier, 57, of Dyersville, Iowa died Tuesday, January 3, 2017, surrounded by his family at home following a courageous but brief battle with cancer.   Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Friday from 8:30

Tuesday Night Basketball Schedule

The second half of the 2016-2017 basketball season starts tonight. In area boy’s play: Benton Community @ Anamosa Marion @ Beckman Alburnett @ East Buchanan Central City @ Easton Valley Center Point-Urbana @ Western Dubuque North Linn @ Maquoketa Valley Cascade @ Marquette Catholic, Bellevue Bellevue @ Monticello West Delaware @ Oelwein Edgewood-Colesburg @ Turkey

Man Dies In Dubuque County Farming Accident

 DURANGO, Iowa (AP) – Authorities say one man was killed and another injured while repairing a tractor in Dubuque County. The accident occurred around 2 p.m. Monday at a farm in rural Durango. The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office says the tractor slipped into gear during the repairs and ran over the two men. One man

Harold Lake – Manchester

Harold William Lake, 94, of Manchester (formerly of Colesburg), passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at his residence.  He was born on June 26, 1922, in Colesburg, the son of William and Kathryn (Schieltz) Lake.  He was raised and educated in the Colesburg area.  Harold served honorably in the United States Army during WWII.

Frederick L. Vorwald – New Vienna

Frederick L. Vorwald, 73, of New Vienna, Iowa died Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville, Iowa.   Visitation will be held 2-8 p.m. Monday, January 2, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5 pm.  Visitation will continue

Lois Kerr Banse – Vinton

Lois Kerr Banse, 84, formerly of Vinton, Iowa, passed away at The Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point, on December 30, 2016.  She was born on January 4, 1932, in Waterloo Iowa, the daughter of Alfred and Mildred (Bunn) Kerr.   On March 26, 1954, Lois was united in marriage to David Clinton Banse

Joan M. Peters – Delhi

Joan M. Peters, 81, of Delhi, died December 26, 2016, at Marietta’s Place surrounded by family and loved ones. Visitation: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016, St. John’s Catholic Church, Delhi, Iowa, with a 3:00 p.m. Scripture Service, and visitation one hour prior to Mass on Friday. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday, December

Anna May Slater – Lamont

City or Town Heading:  Lamont   Name of Deceased:        Anna May Slater   Age of Deceased:           83 Date & Place of Death:  Saturday, December 14,2016 at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester   Services:               10:30 A.M . Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 Place of Services: St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Strawberry Point Special Services:   none Burial:        

Elizabeth “Betty” Schlimmer – Monticello

Elizabeth “Betty” Schlimmer, 96, of Monticello, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center, Monticello, Iowa.   Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello. A continued visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday prior to funeral