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Donald Finley – Independence

Donald Finley – Independence

Independence –  Donald Roger Finley, 79 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Lexington Estate, in Independence of Advanced Alzheimer’s Disease. He was born on March 13, 1938, on the family farm north of Brandon, the son of Raymond Newton and Evelyn Lucille (Cornwell) Finley.  He attended Hardwick Country School

Jennifer Potter Colbert – Strawberry Point

Jennifer Potter Colbert, 42, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at home following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 21, 1975, in Manchester, the daughter of Dale and Diane (DeShaw) Potter. Jennifer graduated from Starmont High School. In 1993 Jennifer was united in marriage to Ed Smith

Verna Mae Steffen – Luxemburg

Verna Mae Steffen, 92 of Luxemburg passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. Visitation will be held from 3 – 8 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. Visitation will continue Saturday morning from 9 – 10 at Kramer Funeral Home prior

Dale J. Sabers – Rickardsville

Dale J. Sabers, 51, of Rickardsville died Monday, August 7, 2017, at home with his loving family by his side.   Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 13, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rickardsville where parish vigil service will be held at closing of visitation.   A Mass

Jean S. Grimm – Marion

Jean S.(Fettkether) Grimm, 74, of Marion, passed away Friday, August 4, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.   Funeral services will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church of Marion at 11:00am Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Aurora, Iowa. Visitation will be

Teri S. Bagby – Dunkerton

Teri S. Bagby, 62 years old, of Dunkerton, Iowa, died on Saturday, August 6, 2017 in Independence, Iowa.  She was born on August 6, 1955, in Independence, the daughter of Bud and Pat (Meggers) Axline.  She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1973.  On December 1, 1973, she and Tom John

Janis J. Corkery – Robins, formerly of Independence

Janis J. (Grafenberg) Corkery, 80, of Robins, IA formally of Independence, IA, died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Emery Place Living & Memory Care Center in Robins, IA. Janis was born on April 24, 1937 in West Union, Iowa the daughter of Felix J. and Virginia “Vergie” E. (Fels) Grafenberg. She attended the Dover #9

Harry E. VanHorn – Whitehall, WI; formerly of Independence

Independence –  Harry E. VanHorn, 84 years old, of Whitehall, Wisconsin, formerly of Independence, Iowa, died on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall.  He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 23, 1932, the son of Harry Eldon and Julia Blanche (Fosse) VanHorn.  He graduated from high school in Independence with

Lowell Jefferson “Jeff” Elledge – Colesburg

Lowell Jefferson “Jeff” Elledge, 91, of Colesburg, Iowa, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017, at Regional Medical Center in Manchester. He was born on October 7, 1925, in Elkport, the son of Bert Andrew and Jessie Mae (Harbaugh) Elledge. Lowell was raised in the Colesburg area, graduating from Colesburg High School in 1944.  

Helen C. Westhoff – New Vienna

Helen C. Westhoff, 79, of New Vienna passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.   Visitation will be held from 3-8 pm Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville.  Visitation will continue Wednesday from 9-10 am at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral

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