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Darlene Emily (French) Hellman, 80, of Cresco, was kindly admitted in the heavenly kingdom after a prolonged battle with lung disease on Feb. 10. A mass of Christian burial took place at Notre Dame Parish on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. in Cresco. Friends called from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. …

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Loren J. Lubben, 81, of Maquoketa passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center.

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Nancy I. Gillmore, 75, of Springville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. Nancy’s wishes were to donate her body to help others through the University of Iowa, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Deeded Body Program for medical educa…

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Harlan Helgens, 83, died peacefully, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Cottage Grove Place, Cedar Rapids, with his family at his side.

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Kathryn (Kay) McNamara Pote, 88, passed away in Mishawaka, Ind. on Jan. 23, 2020. She was born July 1, 1931, in Anamosa to the late Ruth (Cook) and John McNamara. Her mother died when she was eight-years-old, and she and her brother were raised by their extraordinary father. She liked to say…

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Dennis A. “Butch” Heth, 75, of Fort Madison, passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City. He was born on Aug. 5, 1944, in Maynard to Arnold and Frances Perry Heth. He married Sharon K. Thyer on June 5, 1965, in Fayette. He was an educat…

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Sandra Lea Eichhorn Etter died peacefully on Jan. 18, 2020, in the home of her son, Brian Etter of Highlands Ranch, Colo. She was born to Thomas and Bernice Eichhorn on May 30, 1941, in Wyoming. She married Warren Etter in 1967. He preceded her in death in 2012.

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Velma L. Fall, 96, of Oxford Junction, passed away on Jan. 18, 2020, at the Lisbon Rehab Center in Lisbon.

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Ruth Ann Bungum, 79, of Anamosa, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center following a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Willene Moenk of Anamosa passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in rural Monticello. Friends may call 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Goettsch Funeral…

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Regina M. Remington, 84, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center. Per her wishes, she was cremated. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Anamosa. A …

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Merlin Thomas Latare was born on the family farm on Feb. 17, 1926, to Frieda (Petersen) and Jens Latare. He passed away Jan. 7, 2020.

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Shana L. Lerch, 52, of Anamosa died Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

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Loyd Martin, 91, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, at his home in rural Marion surrounded by his family following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Family will greet friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church rural Ma…

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Kenneth L. McConaughy, 90, of Lisbon died on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Rehabilitation Center of Lisbon. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at First Federated Church of Lisbon. A celebration of life will be held later that day from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. a…

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Janet Thomas, 72, of Anamosa, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at her home following a brief illness.

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Alberta Wink, 87, of Oxford Junction passed away at the Clarence Nursing Home on Dec. 17, 2019.

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Sharron Barbara (Sime) Mattson passed away with family by her side on Dec. 6, 2019, at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. Sharron struggled with dementia in the later years of her life. With the dawn of redeeming grace, she is now restored and in the loving arms of her Savior in heaven.

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Brad Elliot Manuel, 62, of Olin, passed away, Dec. 9, 2019, on his farm, with his family by his side, after a two-year battle with lung cancer.

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Harold Thumma, 96, of Anamosa, went to be with Jesus, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at the Anamosa Care Center.

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Joyce Patnode, 78, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, surrounded by her family at the St. Luke’s Helen G. Nassif Transitional Care Center, Cedar Rapids, following a brief illness.

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Darlene Kay Condon, 74, of Martelle, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Grand Living in Cedar Rapids. The family will greet friends from a 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m…

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Anna M. Soppe, 81, of Monticello died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids surrounded by her family.

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Larry Huff, 63, of Anamosa, died at Cottage Grove Place in Cedar Rapids due to complications from a recent fall.

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Rosa Moss, 55, died peacefully, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, surrounded by her family

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William Alan Warren passed away on Nov. 23, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics surrounded by his loving family.

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Joe R. Lambert, 88, of Clear Lake passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City.

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Lyle Tompkins, 69, of Clarence and formerly of Wyoming, passed away on Nov. 15, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer at St. Luke’s Hospice in Cedar Rapids.

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Dwayne Ivan Shaffer, 76, of Greentop, Mo., passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at home under the care of Hospice.

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Margaret “Meg” Harms, 77, of Anamosa passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids surrounded by her family. Visitation was held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 700 East Oak Street, Monticello, where a parish vigil service was…

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Richard “Dick” Switzer, 89, of Anamosa died Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the Anamosa Care Center. A private graveside service will be held for the family at a later date. Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, is assisting the family and thoughts, memories and condolences may be shared with them at Go…

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Jackie Gonzales, 62, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at the Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa, following a sudden illness.

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Bertha McLane, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a sudden illness.

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Dale W. A. Wenndt, 84, of Oxford Junction, passed away peacefully in his home Nov. 7, 2019, surrounded by his family. Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence with funeral services on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 a.m. also at Chapman’s i…

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Donnie Schaeffer, 82, of Wyoming, finally graduated from the “School of Hardnox” on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at his home with those he dearly loved.

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Robert Roman, 61, of Anamosa, and formerly of Cresco, passed away Monday morning Oct. 21 in Iowa City. A memorial mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m., Saturday Dec. 21, 2019, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 116 3rd St. East, Cresco, IA 52136 with Fr. Jacob Rouse officiating. Burial will …

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Kevin E. Tapken, 63, of Anamosa passed away peacefully with love of his family, Thursday evening, October 31, 2019, at his home as he wished.

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Beverly June (Voss) Tallman, 81, of Olin, passed into eternity on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, while under the care of the Clarence Nursing Home and Above & Beyond Hospice. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Lutheran Church in Olin with gravesid…

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Betty Jane Angus, 94, resident of Grace of Douglas, formerly of Atkinson, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Grace of Douglas Nursing Home, Douglas, Mich. 

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Teresa “Terri” Jean McConaughy, 59, of Anamosa passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at her home. There will be a celebration of life in Terri’s honor on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Grace Christian Fellowship, 23456 County Road E34, Anamosa. Private family inurnmen…

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Nadine E. McNamara, 94, of Anamosa, passed away peacefully Oct. 16, 2019, at the Anamosa Care Center after living a wonderful life. A mass of Christian burial took place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Anamosa, with Rev. Nick March officiating. Burial was…

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Donald Edward Starr of Wyoming passed away on Sept. 30, 2019, at Clarence Senior Living. Donald was born on Aug. 8, 1921, in Andrew to Charles M. Starr and Amanda Heneke Starr. He graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1939. He was a 4-H club member and began a farming career with his…