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Janet Taylor, 95

Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:36 pm

Surrounded by love as she has been throughout her life, Janet Adams Gabel Taylor died on June 15, 2014, in Iowa City, IA. She was born to Helen Cobb Adams and Vinton George Adams on June 11, 1919, in Sioux City, IA. A strong, determined and beautiful woman, she accomplished her goal of living to celebrate her 95th birthday.

Janet’s childhood was spent on The River Farm in Union County, South Dakota. Her homes as an adult included two farms she shared with Cloyde for 23 years, The Home Farm and The Other Place, in Plymouth County, Iowa; homes in Orange County, California for 35 years; an Akron home with Harvey; and eventually, Iowa City where she lived for 19 years. After Cloyde’s death in 1967, she managed The

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    Marietta Marcella Brown, 88

    Marietta Marcella Brown (Etta) 88 of Westfield died Thursday June 12, 2014 at the Akron Care Center following a long illness.

    Services were on Monday, June 16th at the Congregational UCC in Westfield. Arrangements were under the direction of Wass Home for Funerals in Alcester, S.D.

    Marietta was born on July 13, 1925 to Arthur J. and Lavada Anderson in Westfield, Iowa. She was one of five girls. She graduated from Westfield

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    Frederic Lee Goudge, 89

    Fred Goudge passed away June 3, 2014. He was born June 8, 1925 in Ukiah, California to Cyril M. and Lois (Tull) Goudge.

    Fred had an early interest in and liked to share his knowledge of agriculture with others growing up in the rural community of Redwood Valley, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and served as a radio operator on a B24 Liberator bomber.


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    Agnes Marie Trudeau, 81

    Agnes Marie Trudeau went home on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at her home in Vermillion, S.D., at the age of 81 years, four months and 7 days. Memorial services were on Friday, May 30 at Alcester Baptist Church, Alcester, S.D. with Pastor Scott Connor officiating.

    Agnes Meins was born January 15, 1933, in Akron to George J. and Edna M. (Jans) Meins. George died in November of 1942. Edna remarried Elmer Petty. Together they raised Edna’s four children and their

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    Lawrence V. “Larry” Ruhland, 78

    Lawrence V. “Larry” Ruhland of Hawarden, died suddenly Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hawarden with Father Doug Klein officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Mary’s

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    Rhonda Kay Van Beek, 56

    Rhonda Kay Van Beek, 56, of Westfield, Iowa, passed away peacefully, in her sleep, on Monday, May 19, 2014, following a four year battle of colon cancer. Private family services have already been held. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

    Rhonda was born on August 12, 1957 in Calumet, Iowa, daughter of Karen Hurtig and granddaughter of Clara Jones. She graduated from Sutherland High School. Rhonda married Roger Van Beek on

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    Michael Angelo Salberg, 65

    Michael Angelo Salberg of Beresford, SD, died May 15, 2014, at his home in Beresford. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beresford. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Wass Funeral Home in Beresford with the family present from 6-8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.

    Michael was born August 19, 1948, in Vermillion, SD, to Harlan and Wilma Mae (Hensley) Salberg. He was raised and educated in

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    Charles “Chuck” Eskra, 90

    Charles “Chuck” Eskra of Akron, Iowa, passed away Friday, May 09, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 12 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Akron. Father Doug Klein and Deacon Richard Port will celebrate Mass. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at St. Mary’s Cemetery in St. Mary’s, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

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    Dennis Lee Lorensen, 71

    Dennis Lee Lorensen of Lead, S.D., formerly of Akron, passed away May 4, 2014, in Deadwood, S.D. Graveside services were held on May 9, 2014 at the Plymouth Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Akron. A luncheon followed the service at Plymouth Presbyterian Church.

    Dennis was born on June 24, 1942, in Akron, to Dorothea and Leslie Lorensen. He was later joined by one brother, Larry. Dennis attended school in Akron and Vermillion, S.D. where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in speech.

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    Winfred Forbes, 81/Donald Erickson, 71

    Winfred Gertrude Schuette Forbes, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Akron, Iowa area passed away June 29, 2013 in Las Vegas.

    Donald A.G. Erickson, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Akron, Iowa area passed away April 14, 2014 in Las Vegas.

    Private family services will be held at a later date in Akron. Local arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron.

    Winfred and Donald were

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