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Jerry Phillip Parks, Age 78

Posted December 10, 2018 at 5:25 pm

Jerry P. Parks passed away Monday, November 26, 2018 at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Calif. from complications during surgery. A Memorial Service with full military honors will be December 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Mo. Everyone is invited to lunch and fellowship sponsored by the Redeemer Church following the service. Luncheon will be served at the First Baptist Church in Moberly, Mo. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to: Wounded Warrior Project or Lone Survivor Foundation.

Jerry Phillip, son of Loren F. and Lucille (Ruring) Parks, was born August 21, 1940 in Sioux City, Iowa. On April 4, 1964 he married Jeanne Taylor. At the age of 17 he joined the Iowa Army National Guard and in 1968 he entered

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    Maxine Anderson, 94

    Maxine Anderson of Akron, Iowa, passed away at her home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

    Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Visitation with the family present will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., all on Friday, December 7 at the church. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Expressions of sympathy may be expressed to the family through

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    Daryl Siebens, 81

    Daryl Siebens of Sioux City, Iowa, and formerly of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at his home.

    Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Burial will be prior to funeral service at Riverside Cemetery in Akron. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the church.

    Expressions of sympathy

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    Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Beitelspacher, 82

    Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Beitelspacher of Brunsville, Iowa, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church – Grant Township, rural Le Mars, Iowa. Reverend Shawn Brooks will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church. There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00

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    Eileen Caroline Moehlmann, Age 95

    Eileen Caroline Moehlmann of Hawarden, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.

    Burial of her cremated remains will take place in the Riverside Cemetery in Akron, Iowa. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to

    Eileen Caroline Moehlmann was born October 1, 1923, east of Akron, the daughter of George and Etta (Grunnagle) Moehlmann. Eileen cleaned

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    Keyron Robert “Ken” Schumacher, 77

    Keyron Robert “Ken” Schumacher died at his home in Perry, Iowa, October 28, 2018.

    A Celebration of Life Service was held Nov. 3 at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Ken was cremated.

    Ken was born Nov. 15, 1940, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Leonard Henry Schumacher and Mary Catherine Bradley. His father died when he was four years old and his mother felt he would need a male influence in his life, and his

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    Clinton Small, 88

    Clinton “Buck” Small died peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

    A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at St. Jude Catholic Church. A burial followed at St. Clements Cemetery in Dunlap, IL.

    Clint was born on September 7, 1930, in Akron, Iowa, to Avery and Grace Small. He graduated from Akron High School in 1949. After serving in the United States Air Force,

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    Marlin Gaynor Harris, Age 62

    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,

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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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