Mary Kathryn Trefren, 91

Posted July 8, 2016 at 8:51 pm

Mary Kathryn Trefren, 91 of Sioux City, Iowa, and formerly of Akron, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Casa De Paz Health Care Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Per her wishes, Mary will be cremated and her family will have a private burial at Riverside Cemetery in Akron, Iowa, at a later date. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

Mary Kathryn Rosenbaum was born on Aug. 29, 1924 in Westfield, Iowa, to Merdith and Elizabeth (Carter) Rosebaum. She attended country school in Plymouth County and high school in Westfield, Iowa. After high school, she began working at the Akron Hospital. She was united in marriage to Robert Franklin Trefren on June 3,

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    Lauren Frisch, 81

    Lauren Frisch of Akron, Iowa, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at his home in Akron.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Akron. Reverend Patrick Behm will celebrate Mass. Deacon Richard Port will be assisting. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Akron, with military honors provided by the Albert E. Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 6,

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    Arnold Phillip Helseth, 97

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    A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, July 8, 2016 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point, South Dakota with Pastor Steve Martens officiating. A visitation with the family present will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron, Iowa. Burial will be at Brule

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    John was born May 28, 1952, to Dean R. and Betty L. (Compton) Orris. He graduated from Akron High School in 1970. He then attended Minnesota Bible College where he received his A.A. (1972) and B.A. (1974) degrees. Following college, he attended Lincoln Christian Seminary graduating

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    Marie R. Swisher, 89

    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,

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    Ramona Ericson, 93

    Ramona Ericson Hawarden, IA, formerly of Alcester, SD, died Monday, June 27, 2016, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1 at Big Springs Baptist Church, rural Alcester with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.

    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

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    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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    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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