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Loraine ‘Lori’ Koplin Hoffman, 91

Posted August 25, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Loraine Hoffman went to be with our Heavenly Father June 8, 2016. Services were held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, in the Chapel of Osborn Funeral Home in Shreveport, La. Interment followed at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport.

Loraine was born in Akron, Iowa April 7, 1925. A farmer’s daughter, and one of six children, she was raised on the family homesteaded land near Spink Township, S.D. where many memorable and bountiful family gatherings were held over the years.

Lori met her beloved husband Warren Louis Hoffman in Chicago, Ill. through mutual family members during WWII while he was on leave from the Army Air Corps. Judging from the amount of letters to her, he must have written almost every day and they

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    Mary Gillis, 64

    Mary Gillis of Akron, Iowa passed away unexpectedly Monday, August 15, 2016, at her home in Akron.

    Memorial services were held Saturday, August 20 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City. Arrangements are under the direction of Rexwinkel-Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family trough www.rexwinkelfh.com.

    Mary was born on Oct. 29, 1951, to Mary Jean Lang and Robert Joseph Schneiders. She attended St. Boniface

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    Lavonne Klemme, 92,

    Lavonne Klemme of Hawarden, Iowa, formerly of Akron, Iowa, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.

    A Memorial Service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 19 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point, South Dakota, with Pastor Steve Martens officiating. A visitation with the family present will be from 9:30 a.m. until the start of the service at the church. Burial will be at Brule Creek Lutheran Cemetery in rural

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    Pamela J. Schuetz, 72

    Pamela J. Schuetz was born on September 25, 1943 in Coalgate, Okla. to Dorothy “Maxine” Wilcox and J.C. Guinn. She spent most of her childhood in Akron, Iowa living with Maxine and her stepfather, Floyd and her siblings. Pam graduated from Akron High School in 1961. Pam spent the last 25 years living in Ruidoso, New Mexico. She passed away in Amarillo, Texas on August 8, 2016 after a lengthy battle with dementia. Services were held on August 12, 2016 at Brooks Funeral Chapel.

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    Service for Leslie and Mary Lou Mitchell

    A Memorial Service for Leslie and Mary Lou Mitchell will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the Rexwinkel – Schroeder Funeral Home in Akron, Iowa, with Pastor Susan Juilfs officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private family burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Akron, Iowa. Expressions of sympathy can be expressed to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

    Mary Lou Mitchell was born November 6, 1925, to the proud parents of Lucille Akers Ross and Donald Ross of

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    Pat Johnson, 93

    On the morning of Aug. 3, 2016, a 93-year love affair with life ended when Pat Johnson left this earth. Memorial services were Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion, S.D.

    He was born March 19, 1923 on a farm southeast of Akron, Iowa, about a mile from the Ruble store. Pat was the youngest child with three older sisters in a family of farmers. This was prophetic as farming was one of Pat’s main passions.

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    Pat Johnson, 93

    On the morning of August 3, 2016, a ninety-three year love affair with life ended when Pat Johnson left this earth. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Vermillion. Visitation will be from

    5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, August 8 at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion.

    He was born March 19, 1923 on a farm southeast of Akron, Iowa, about a mile from the Ruble store.

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    Aurora Grace Langel

    Aurora Grace Langel, infant daughter of Luke and Laura (Hoffman) Langel was stillborn on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Private family services will be held. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel-Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, Iowa.

    Survivors include her parents, Luke and Laura Langel of Le Mars; her brother: Victor Langel at home; maternal grandparents: Steve and Sheila Hoffman of Westfield, Iowa; paternal grandparents: Tom and Kathy Langel of Le

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    Dennis “Denny” Patrick Welch, 77

    Dennis “Denny” Patrick Welch of Shorewood, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

    Denny was born on December 12, 1938, at the home of his parents, Raymond and Elizabeth (Namel) Welch in rural Westfield, Iowa. He graduated from Westfield High School in 1957. Dennis retired from the E.J.&E. Railroad in Joliet, Illinois in 2001 after 43 years of service.

    Dennis is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Sandra A. (Nee Lenci)

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