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William J. Zimpher – Independence

William J. Zimpher – Independence

William J. Zimpher, 75, of Independence, Iowa died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center’s West Campus in Independence, Iowa. William was born on March 24, 1942 in Independence, Iowa the son of Bert and Alta N. (Beck) Zimpher. He attended the Independence Community Schools, and was employed in construction in the Independence

Lynette L. West – Lamont

Lynette Lelia (Cowles) West, 60, of Lamont, Iowa, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Lynette was born on August 2, 1956, in Waterloo, the daughter of Robert and Velma (Hill) Cowles. She was raised and educated in the Lamont area, attending Starmont schools.   In 1974, Lynette

Byron “Mike” Goettsch – Monticello

Byron “Mike” Goettsch age 78, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospice, Cedar Rapids following complications from surgery. Funeral services will be held 11:00 Thursday morning, June 29, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery with Military Honors.   Friends may call from 4 until 7

Mary Lou Tracey – Manchester

     Mary Lou Tracey, 84, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Private family inurnment will occur at Oakland Cemetery,

LaVern J. “Mac” Kuehl – Elkport

LaVern Joseph “Mac” Kuehl, 95, Elkport, Iowa died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at the Regional Medical Center, Manchester, Iowa.   Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 4-7 pm at the Leonard – Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader, Iowa. Visitation will also be held one hour before services at

Lynette L. West – Lamont

Lynette Lelia (Cowles) West, 60, of Lamont, Iowa, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Lynette was born on August 2, 1956, in Waterloo, the daughter of Robert and Velma (Hill) Cowles. She was raised and educated in the Lamont area, attending Starmont schools.   In 1974, Lynette

Merilyn L. Beebe – Independence

Independence –  Merilyn L. Beebe, 77 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Lexington Estate in Independence.  She was born in Buchanan County, Iowa, on August 15, 1939, the daughter of Forrest and Elaine (Sickles) Payne.  She graduated from high school in Winthrop, Iowa, with the Class of 1957.  On

Terry L. Tripp, 71, of Delhi

Terry L. Tripp, 71, of Delhi, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at his residence. He was born on June 30, 1945, in Charles City, the son of Elmer and Edna (Welch) Tripp. Terry was raised and educated in Charles City and graduated from Charles City High School in 1965. He then enlisted

LaVonne Owen – Monticello

LaVonne Owen age 78, died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery.   Friends may call from 4 until 7 Tuesday at the Goettsch

Walter Patrick Westhoff- Manchester

Walter Patrick Westhoff, 85, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.  He was born near Hopkinton, on July 26, 1931, the son of Aloysius and Henrietta (Naber) Westhoff.  Walter attended school in Farley and Greeley and worked on the family farm.

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