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Robert “Bob” Bliss, 88

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Robert “Bob” Bliss of Amarillo died Saturday, October 11, 2014. Memorial services were on October 14, 2014 in First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Murray Gossett officiating. Arrangements were by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors in Amarillo, Texas.

Robert “Bob” was born June 15, 1926, in Akron Iowa, the first of four children to Roy and Winnie Bliss. Upon graduation from high school at age 16, he joined the Merchant Marine Academy.

He graduated from Iowa State University in 1950 with a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He joined the Army and served as a dairy and meat inspector in Le Mars, Iowa, where he met his wife, Skeet Hamilton, and married on November 16, 1952,

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    Florence Williams, 90

    Florence Williams of Elk Point, South Dakota, passed away Monday, October 13, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 17 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point. Reverend Steve Martens will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel

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    Alice Marie Miller Kopp, 88

    Alice Marie Miller Kopp died Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Her funeral was held Tuesday, October 14 at the United Methodist Church in Hawarden. Rev. Barb Joy officiated. Burial was in Grace Hill Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left online at In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

    Alice Marie Miller was born June 2, 1926, in Hawarden, Iowa. She

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    DeLoris (Boecher) Hoffman, 78

    DeLoris (Boecher) Hoffman of Le Mars, Iowa passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars.

    Private family burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery – Adaville, rural Merrill, Iowa. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. at Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

    In humble beginnings, DeLoris Arleen Boecher was born

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    Melvin H. Nielsen, 100

    Melvin H. Nielsen of Akron, Iowa, passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the Akron Care Center in Akron.

    Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 10 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, rural Elk Point, South Dakota. Rev. Steve Martens will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 9 with the family present after 5:30 p.m., and a Prayer service at 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home –

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    Lanea K. Zemanek, 53

    Lanea K. Zemanek of Alcester, S.D. died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Morningside Manor in Alcester.

    Memorial Service will be Saturday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m., at Big Springs Baptist Church rural Alcester with Rev. Steve Pearson officiating. Visitation begins at noon Friday, Oct. 3 with family present 6-7:30 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. Burial of the cremated remains were in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Alcester. Condolences may be sent to The family has established

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    Margaret E. Frerichs, 93

    Margaret E. Frerichs, 93, of Hawarden, formerly of Akron, passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center. Funeral service and visitation will be on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawarden with Rev. Todd Bunge officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service immediately following. Private family burial of the cremated remains will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. Condolences may be

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    Paul K. Philips, 55

    Thursday morning, September 18, 2014, Paul K. Philips passed away in Westminster, Colorado. Paul suffered from cancer for the last year and a half of his life. Despite the hardships the cancer brought to his life, he accepted his diagnosis with grace and continued to enrich the lives of those closest to him with his indomitable spirit and affection.

    A Celebration of Life Service will be held October 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Adaville United Methodist Church, Merrill,

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    Susan Beeck (Powell), 67

    Susan Beeck (Powell) of Campbell, Calif., formerly of Akron, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 16.

    She was born on October 19, 1946 and was raised in Akron. She married Douglas Beeck Nov. 7, 1964. She moved to the Bay Area when her husband was drafted and stationed here prior to Vietnam. They settled in San Jose, Calif., where they lived and raised their two children. Susan worked for San Jose Unified School District and Cal School Employees Association. She

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    Jane Prueher, 69

    Jane (Hinkhouse) Prueher of Akron, formerly of Racine, WI and Correctionville, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City. A funeral service will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Salem Lutheran Church of Correctionville with the Rev. Melba E. Smith officiating. Burial will be at a later date. A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the

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    Paul K. Philips

    Paul K. Philips of Westminster, Colorado, formerly of Akron, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 in Westminster.

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