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Melvin H. Nielsen, 100

Posted October 6, 2014 at 8:07 pm

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 – Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

Melvin Henry Nielsen was born September 9, 1914, on a farm in Union County, South Dakota, the youngest of seven children to Niels and Sina (Johnson) Nielsen. When

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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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    LaVonne Rose Gregg, 87

    LaVonne Rose Gregg passed away peacefully on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Hawarden Regional Healthcare after a long battle with cancer.

    Services will be held on Monday, September 29 at 10:30 AM at the Hawarden United Methodist Church with Pastor Barb Joy officiating. Viewing will begin Sunday at 2 PM with the family being present from 4 to 6 PM with a prayer service at 6 PM, all at the United Methodist Church in Hawarden. Interment will be at the Grace Hill Cemetery after the service

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    Lydia A. Fischer, 94

    Lydia A. Fischer of Hinton, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014, at the Akron Care Center. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September, 25, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Hinton, Iowa. Rev. Steven Stoll will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Mauer – Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family will be present from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer

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    Paul K. Philips

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

    The service for Paul will be October 4, at 1:00 p.m. at the Adaville United Methodist Church in Merrill, Iowa.

    See full obituary next in next week’s edition.

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    William “Bill” Salker, 73

    William “Bill” Salker of Hawarden, Iowa died suddenly on Monday, September 8, 2014.

    Memorial Service was Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Hawarden with Rev. Barb Joy officiating. The Porter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to

    William George “Bill” Salker was born August 29, 1941 in Tracy, Minnesota, the son of Fred and Artie (Way) Salker. He graduated from Mankato State University and later was in

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    Craig LeRoy Boetger, 62

    Craig LeRoy Boetger passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at his home in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Craig was born on January 24, 1952 in Akron, Iowa, to Arden and Bernice (Bliss) Boetger. He was baptized and confirmed in the Westfield Congregational Church. In 1970 he graduated from Akron-Westfield High School where he was active in music and theater. Following high school, Craig attended Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa and Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville,

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    Sharon Miller, 67

    Sharon Miller of Akron, Iowa passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at the Akron Care Center in Akron following a courageous 15-month battle with cancer.

    Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron. Reverend Dr. Dave Christensen will officiate. Private family inurnment will be in Hillside Cemetery in Merrill, Iowa. Visitation with the family present will be after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel

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