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Marie R. Swisher, 89

Posted June 29, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Marie R. Swisher of Darwin, Minn., passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at her home in Darwin. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ellsworth Township, Meeker County, Minnesota, with interment in the Ellsworth cemetery in Ellsworth Township, Meeker County. Pastor Greg Tobison officiated the ceremony and the organist was Carol Holly. The congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace”, “Children Of Heavenly Father”, and “What Wondrous Love This Is”. Casket Bearers were Marie’s grandchildren, Sam Swisher, Richard Brown, Peter Curtis, and Katie Curtis.

Marie R. Swisher was born on December 12, 1926, in LeLand, Winnebago County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Harry and Jennie (Oster) Renicker. Marie was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a

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    Ramona Ericson, 93

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    Ramona Wilson Ericson was born January 1, 1923, on a farm near Alcester to parents David and Jessie (Hamilton) Wilson. She attended Miller Country School and graduated from Alcester High

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    Myra Vreugdenhil, 88

    Myra Vreugdenhil, 88, of Akron, Iowa passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Akron Care Center in Akron.

    Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at Union Creek Lutheran Church, E.L.C.A., rural Akron. Reverend Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016, with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all at Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy

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    David R. Johnson, 67

    David R. Johnson was born September 23, 1948 at The Madelia Hospital in Madelia, MN to Theodore and Rieka (Lauchstadt) Johnson. He died May 11, 2016 at his home in rural Alcester, SD, at the age of 67 years. A celebration of life will be held at Hillbilly’s Bar and Grill, located on Highway 11 in Alcester South Dakota, on Saturday June 25 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    After graduating from Le Mars High School in 1966

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    Hermina (Mina) Kaskie, 85

    Hermina (Mina) Matilda Kaskie of Hawarden, IA, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Hillcrest Healthcare Service in Hawarden.

    Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23 at the American Lutheran Church in Hawarden with Rev. Erma Wolf officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday, with the family present beginning at 5:30 p.m. and a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the American Lutheran Church. The Porter Funeral Home is

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    Gerald DeWayne Lenz, 72

    Gerald DeWayne Lenz of Texas passed away June 14, 2016, while traveling through Emporia, KS. Services were held June 20 at the Klein Funeral Home Chapel in Tomball, TX, with interment at Klein Memorial Park in Tomball. A memorial service will also be held Saturday, June 25 from 2-4 p.m. at the Anerican Legion in Sgt. Bluff, IA.

    Survivors include his wife, Vicky; four children; three step-daughters including Lori (Stacey) Rabey of Akron and children, Justyne and Jorden; one brother; one

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    Dorothy Marie Dirks, 101

    Dorothy Marie Dirks, a long time resident of Akron, IA, passed away to her heavenly home June 14, 2016. There will be a private family graveside burial at Riverside Cemetery in Akron next to her parents and grandparents this summer.

    Dorothy was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Sergeant Bluff, IA to Marie and Clarence Husby. She later moved to Akron, where she had her own beauty shop for 40 years. She married Wilfred Dirks in 1948 and in 1980 they

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    Lorraine Olive (Lias) Bauch

    Lorraine Bauch exited this world November 30, 2015, in Lees Summit, Mo. She was born March 9, 1919, at the then Lias family home in Akron.

    Lorraine graduated from Akron High School in 1937. In 1943 she married Paul Bauch in Racine, WI. They were the parents of a daughter, Sherry, and a son, Brian.

    Lorraine enjoyed life’s beauty and was a gifted artist, her paintings still grace the walls in homes of

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    Daryl R. Kratochvil, formerly of Hawarden, and of Tucson, AZ, died May 10, 2016, in Tucson. A memorial service was held May 14 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Tucson with Rev. Dr. Frank G. Ciampa officiating.

    Daryl was born March 10, 1937, to Ben and Catherine Kratochvil in Hawarden, SD.

    Daryl and his wife, Hilda, were married for 53 years and have a son, Lyle. Daryl devoted 30-plus years to his job at IBP in Nebraska. He had a

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    Robert John “Bob” Hendricks, 92

    Robert John “Bob” Hendricks of Hawarden, Iowa died on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Doug Klein officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery with Military Rites by the Alcester VFW. Visitation with the family will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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