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Kathryn Haag – Monticello

Kathryn E. Haag, 88, of Monticello died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil will be held at 3 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 10 – 11

Joan M. Zitelman – Manchester

Joan Margaret Zitelman, 84, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.   She was born on February 9, 1931, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of John and Mary (Burke) Leaven.  Joan was raised and educated in the Independence area, graduating from St. John’s Catholic High School.

Clifford O. Wears – formerly of Monticello

Clifford O. Wears, 95, of Venice, Florida and formerly of Monticello, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at his home. Visitation will be held from 2 – 6 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello with a parish vigil service at 2 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Monday

Francis “Fran” Fischer – Earlville

Francis “Fran” Fischer, 80, of, Earlville, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Visitation will

Donald A. Hess – Luxemburg

Donald A. Hess, 75, of, Luxemburg, Iowa died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 of Pulmonary Fibrosis, at his home in Luxemburg with his wife Barbara at his side. Visitation will be held 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, Holy Cross. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30

Loren E. Ratliff – Independence

Loren E. Ratliff, 76, of Independence, Iowa graduated into heaven Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha, Iowa. Loren was born on November 27, 1939 in New Boston, MO the son of Thomas E. and Verna A. (Hall) Ratliff. He moved with his family to Nashua,

Arlene Harriet Rude – Elkader

Arlene Harriet Rude, 90, of Elkader, died Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Funeral Services: 11:00 AM – Monday, January 25, 2016, at Marion Lutheran Church, Gunder, Iowa Visitation: 10:00 AM until service time at the church on Monday. Inurnment: Marion Lutheran Cemetery, Gunder, Iowa Leonard Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Alice M. Olberding – Dyersville

Alice M. Olberding, 93, of Dyersville died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, surrounded by her family at Oak Crest Manor in Dyersville. Visitation will be held from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a vigil service will be held at 3 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9

Marilyn Schaul – Manchester

Marilyn Joyce Schaul, 76, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.  She was born on August 2, 1939, in Dyersville, the daughter of Aloysius and Emma (Klaus) Lueck.  Marilyn was raised and educated in the area, attending Catholic school. On October 15, 1960, Marilyn was united

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