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Services for Keith Long, 69, of Waverly, are Thursday, Dec. 9 at 1 PM at Life Church in Waverly. Burial at Hartington Cemetery, also in Waverly. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and Thursday for one hour prior to the start of services at the church.

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A Celebration of Life for Christine McFadden, 53, of Waterloo and formerly of Tripoli, will be held Monday, Dec. 13 at 5 PM at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Visitation begins at 4 PM.

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Services for Curtis Robbins, 75, of Oelwein, are Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 AM at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein. Visitation is Monday from 1 PM to 5:30 PM and Tuesday for one hour before the start of services at the funeral home.

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Sherri Westemeier, 53, of Guttenburg, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Arrangements are being handling by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg, where the family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 9 from 3 PM to 7 PM. Service are private.

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A Celebration of Life for Marjorie Warnke, 88, of Maynard, will be held Memorial Day weekend in 2022. Burial at Long Grove Cemetery in Maynard. Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Maynard is assisting the family.

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Private family graveside services for Lauren Kasad, 26, of Strawberry Point, will be held at Cass Township Cemetery in Strawberry Point. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at The Stone Church in Manchester. Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Strawberry Point is in charge of the arrangements.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Madonna Laures, 79, of New Hampton, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 AM at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, also in New Hampton. Friends may the family Monday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton, where there will be a 7 PM parish scripture service. Visitation continues Tuesday for one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church.

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Mark Gruenberg, 66, of New Hampton and formerly of Fredericksburg, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Private family burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg will be held at a later date. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton is handling the arrangements.

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A Celebration of Life for Karen (Young) Hallberg, 58, of McGregor, will be held Friday, Dec. 10 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in McGregor. Private family burial will be held.

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Services for Joe Cunningham, 75, of Waukon, are Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery, also in Waukon. Friends may greet the family Thursday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon, where a 3:30 PM scripture service will be held.

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Services for Janet "Jan" Woodring, 68, formerly of Waverly, are Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 AM at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly. Anyone attending must wear a mask. Burial at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly following services. Visitation is Friday from 10 AM until the start of services at the funeral home.

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