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David W. Countryman, 57, died unexpectedly, Friday, May 22, 2020, surrounded by his family, at Mercy Medical Center, Cedar Rapids.

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Janet Steele Andreesen, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Iowa Masonic Health Facilities in Bettendorf, following a brief battle with cancer.

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Robert James Cousins, 86, of Webster City, formerly of Olin, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at Van Diest Medical Center. A time of remembrance will be held on May 30 at 1 p.m. at the Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Tipton.

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Kevin Joseph Reilly, 65, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, May 10, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A private service was held Friday, May 15, at Cedar Memorial due to current circumstances. A livestream of the service was available on Friday, May 15, starting at 2 p.m. A celebration of…

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James Prescott Christianson, 94, died Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Senior Suites of Urbandale while in hospice from COVID. He was born May 13, 1925, to James Peter and Emma (Duscheng) Christianson in Independence.

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Betty Lou Dirks, 84, of Monticello, died peacefully, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a brief illness.

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Pauline Wyrick Orris, 92, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade. Pauline was born on a farm north of Baldwin, the daughter of Floyd and Elizabeth Hershberger Wyrick on July 6, 1927, where she lived until she married Robert M. Orris on Aug. 14, 1949.

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Patricia “Pat” Montgomery, 79, of Lisbon, died on Saturday, May 2, 2020. A private family graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Lisbon, by Rev. Andrew Awotwe-Mensah. Friends and extended family were invited to participate in the ser…

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Helen Mae Ehresman, 90, of Fowler, Ill., died on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 11:11 a.m. in Blessing Hospital. Helen was born in Tipton on Oct. 6, 1929, a daughter of David and Gladys (LaRue) Wordsworth. She married Donzel William Ehresman on Jan. 25,1947. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1999.

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Richard Weltz, 79, of Anamosa, died Thursday May 7, 2020 at Unity Point St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, following a brief illness.

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Kathleen Conboy Dougherty died at St. Crispin Living Community, Red Wing, Minn., on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born in Volga City, the daughter of John (Jack) Conboy and Anna Samp Conboy, July 6, 1923. At the age of 11, they moved to Strawberry Point, and she g…

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Carol Fairbanks died peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, after a seven-and-a-half-year adventure with multiple myeloma.

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Mark Brewer, 61, of Martelle, died Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, following a brief illness.

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Dennis L. Hansen Sr., 83, of Anamosa, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at the Jones Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Iowa Cremation is in charge of arrangements.

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Richard Ellison, 85, died Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Virginia Harris died on April 2, 2020. Per Virginia’s wishes, there will be a private family service held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Anamosa. Date is to be determined.

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Thomas Eugene Blayney passed away peacefully March 26, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Eustis, Fla. He was 79, born in 1940 in Anamosa to Cecil Blayney and Verneita Gordon Blayney. He grew up in Anamosa and graduated from Anamosa High School in 1958. He attended auctioneer school in 1958 and…

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Dolores “Doe” Ethel Said Bendixen, 86, of Maquoketa, died Monday, March 25, 2020, at Maquoketa Care Center after many years battling cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

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John A. Thomsen, 84, of Wyoming passed away peacefully on Friday, March 27, 2020, with his two children by his side.

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A celebration of life for Robert Cousins is pending at this time and will be announced at a future date due to the State of Public Health Disaster issued by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds which prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people at all locations. The date and time will be published when…

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Jack Allen Rees Jr., 81 of Anamosa, died Saturday March 21, 2020, in his home. Jacks wishes were cremation. Graveside services will be held at a later date with full military honors. Iowa Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

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Alva F. Melchers, 76, of Anamosa, passed away March 18, 2020, at Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa. Services are pending at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello.

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On March 17, 2020, Diana Kay Chavez (Draper) was received in heaven to be with God after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

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Jan Neunaber passed away on Feb. 24, 2020, from a heart attack. He was born on April 12, 1959, in Anamosa. A celebration of life was planned for March 21, but has since been postponed. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Jerry Bahnsen, 74, of Oxford Junction passed away on March 12, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

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Robert Cousins, 86, of Webster City, formerly of Olin, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at Van Diest Medical Center. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Red Oak Grove Cemetery in Tipton. Foster Funeral and Cremation Center is entrusted with the services.

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Betty L. Colehour, 85, of Anamosa passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. A private burial will be held at Hazel Knoll Cemetery, Central City, at a later date.

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Allen Wayne Lange, 96, of Central City passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. Family greeted friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. A funeral service followed at 1 p.m. on Mon…

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Ronald Borkgren, 77, died Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Jones Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness.

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Janice “Jan” Kay Secrist, 78, of Viola, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at Mercy Hallmar in Cedar Rapids. The family greeted friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral service followed at 1 p.m. on Friday at…

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Robert James Cousins, 86, of Webster City, formerly of Olin, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at Van Diest Medical Center. A time of remembrance will be held on March 7 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Community Center in Anamosa.