Paul K. Philips

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm

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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    Eden Galadriel Jacobson

    Eden Galadriel Jacobson was an angel sent from Heaven to her parents, Sawyer Jacobson and Taylor Gylfe, on July 31, 2013. She was suddenly called home to her heavenly Father on August 9, 2014 at her home in Beresford, SD at the age of one year, a week, and two days.

    Eden brightened everyone's face with her happy and loving disposition. Her smile would go from her lips to her beautiful eyes and she touched many a person's life in

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    Diane Leona Otten, 63

    Diane Leona Otten of Spink, SD, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on August 2, 2014, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig disease). Her strength, courage and concern for those she would leave behind inspired us all through her final days.

    Diane was born July 7, 1951, in Akron, IA, to parents Glen and Bernadine (Gessert) Hughes. A loving wife, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Diane was known to be

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    Leona Gibbs, 84

    Leona M. Gibbs of Akron died July 17, 2014, at the Akron Care Center following a short illness.

    Services were held July 23 at Westfield Congregational UCC in Westfield. Arrangements were be Christy-Smith Funeral Home of Sioux City.

    Leona was born November 29, 1929, to Florence Price in Des Moines, IA, while on a short visit there. She was the fifth of six children. She lived in Sioux City and the area all

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    Barry Knapp, 76

    Barry Knapp, 76, of Westfield, Iowa passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home near Westfield.

    A Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Westfield Congregational Church in Westfield. Visitation with the family present will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday and following the service, all at the church. The Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron is in charge of arrangements.


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    John J. Clarey, 64

    John J. Clarey of Murchison, Texas, formerly of Akron, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at home following a brief, but courageous battle with cancer.

    A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

    John was born June 25, 1950 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of John

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    Esther Neunaber, 80

    Esther Neunaber of Akron, Iowa passed away at her home near Akron.

    Memorial services for Esther and her husband, Don were Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa. Reverend Dr. Dave Christenson will officiate. Military for Don were conducted by the Hoschler American Legion Post 186 of Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through

    Esther Grace Hitzemann was born November 7, 1933 on the

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