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Marlin Gaynor Harris, Age 62

Posted November 12, 2018 at 8:36 pm

Marlin Gaynor Harris was born June 4, 1956 to Irene and Gaynor Harris in Akron, Iowa.

He was raised on the family farm and attended school in Akron. Marlin was active in both sports and music during his high school years – participating in football, basketball, track and community theater. He graduated in 1974 from Akron High School and attended Iowa State University and Westmar College, majoring in Architecture.

After college, Marlin moved to Phoenix, Arizona, joining his sister and maternal grandparents. This is where he began his work in the construction industry.

During his time in Phoenix, Marlin met Joyce Graf, and they married during Thanksgiving weekend of 1988. To this marriage, three

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    Merlyn Klemme, Age 75

    Merlyn Klemme of Akron, Iowa, passed away on November 1, 2018, at Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point, South Dakota.

    Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Akron, Iowa, with Pastor Larry Nilson officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through

    Merlyn Lee Klemme was born on September 26, 1943 in Akron, Iowa, to Marvin and Mildred (Lemen) Klemme.

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    Ken Schumacher, 78

    Ken Schumacher of Perry, Iowa, formerly of Hawarden, died at his home Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.

    Celebration of Life services will be held Saturday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Hastings Funeral Home in Perry with family present at 11 a.m.

    In 1973 Ken and his wife, Linda, began the Ad-Vertiser in Hawarden which was later sold to the Hawarden Independent.

    Ken is survived by

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    Lois Blanchard, age 86

    Lois Blanchard passed away in her sleep on October 27, 2018 at Touchmark All Saints in Sioux Falls, S.D.

    A memorial visitation was held Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls with a private family interment to follow.

    Lois was born on October 4, 1932 in rural Plymouth County, Iowa to Oscar and Dolly Kapfer. Four years later her brother Donald was born.

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    Joann L. Winquist, Age 77

    Joann L. Winquist of Emerson, Neb., formerly of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Memorial services were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel in Sioux City. Online condolences may be directed to

    Joann was born to Mary Surrell on Jan. 16, 1941, in Sioux City, Iowa. She was later adopted by Louis “Bud” and Martha Sprenger of Akron, Iowa. She graduated from Akron High School in 1959. Joann married John M.

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    Henrietta “Retta” Anderson, 70

    Henrietta “Retta” Anderson of Akron, Iowa, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018, at her home in Akron

    Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. Pastor Susan Juilfs will officiate. Burial will be at a later date at Grace Hill Cemetery in Hawarden, Iowa. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The family will be present after 5:00 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.,

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    Wilma Lockwood Kulvik, 93

    Wilma Lockwood Kulvik of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Akron Care Center.

    Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:00 p.m., all on Thursday, October 4 at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron.

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    Lola Marie Prothero, 86

    Lola Marie Prothero passed away on September 27, 2018, at Unity Point/St. Luke’s Hospital

    in Sioux City.

    A celebration of her life will be held on October 13, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Akron Fire Station, 1000 Ridge Road Drive, Akron, Iowa. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made to

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    Claire Thuringer, Age 90

    Claire Thuringer of Sioux City, Iowa, formerly of Akron, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at her home in Sioux City.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 1, 2018 at Mater Dei Parish – Church of the Nativity in Sioux City. Father Andrew Galles will celebrate Mass. Burial will be St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday at the church. Arrangements

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    Ronald ‘Ron’ Schroeder, Age 79

    Ronald ‘Ron’ Schroeder, 79, of Akron, Iowa, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at his home in Akron surrounded by his family.

    Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A. in Akron. Pastor Susan Juilfs will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m.

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