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Mabel Elizabeth Nelson Bowden – Strawberry Point

Mabel Elizabeth Nelson Bowden – Strawberry Point

Mabel Elizabeth Nelson Bowden, 99, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa.  She was born on July 6, 1917, near Independence, the youngest of six children, to Lewis and Sophia (Hansen) Nelson.  Mabel’s mother passed away when she was ten years of

Richard A. Dunphy – Manchester

Richard A. Dunphy, 54, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Cornerstone Community Church, Manchester, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Richard was born March 4, 1963, in Longbranch, New Jersey, the son of Daniel and Johnny

LeRoy Arthur Olsen – Quasqueton

LeRoy Arthur Olsen, 69, of Quasqueton, Iowa died Friday evening, March 17, 2017 at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester, Iowa. LeRoy was born on September 3, 1947 in Independence, Iowa the son of Mahlon L. and Callie G. (Dudley) Olsen. He attended the Quasqueton Consolidated Schools, and graduated from the East Buchanan High School

Hawkeyes Knocked Out Of NIT By TCU

Iowa was knocked out of the NIT basketball tournament Sunday night in  94-92 overtime loss to TCU at sold-out Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It was turnovers and free throws that cost the Hawkeyes on Sunday. Iowa had 12 first-half turnovers, leading to 21 TCU points. The Hawkeyes missed 10-of-17 free-throw attempts the second half, and 11 for

Helen A.Fridley – Independence

Independence –  Helen A. (Heyer) Fridley,  83 years old of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  She was born on September 24, 1933, in Sumner, Iowa, the daughter of Leo and Fannie Minerva (Pratt) Heyer.  She was baptized on November 28, 1933, and confirmed on

Vernon E. Quint – Ryan

Vernon E. Quint, 83, of Ryan died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Visitation will be held from 3 – 7 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Ryan.  Friends may continue to call after 9 am Wednesday, March 22, at the Church prior to the

Caryel “Jake” Crawford – Independence

Independence –  Caryel “Jake” Crawford, 95 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Lexington Estate in Independence.  He was born on his family’s farm in Sumner Township of Buchanan County, Iowa, on January 27, 1922, the son of Wade Elmer and Louise Emma (Holle) Crawford.  He attended the Buchanan County

Arlene M. “Susie” Chesmore – Independence

Arlene M. “Susie” Chesmore, 83 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at her home. She was born on August 17, 1933, in Harrison Township of Adair County, Iowa, the daughter of Robert Lewis Johnston and Helen Marie (Harrison) Johnston. She graduated from high school in Greenfield, Iowa, with the Class

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