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John Borgers, 75, of Manchester, died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Arrangements are pending with Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester.

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Charles Stendel, 76, of DeSoto, Wis., died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Private family services are planned. Visitation is Monday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Lansing.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen Hummel, 88, of Riceville, will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 at noon at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Riceville. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, also in Riceville. Visitation is Saturday being at 11 AM at the church. Lindstrom Funeral Home in Riceville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A Mass of Christian burial for Gary Lechtenberg, 66, of Fort Atkinson, will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Festina. Burial at the church cemetery. Visitation Saturday from 10 AM until the start of the funeral mass at the church. Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah is handling arrangements.

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Services for Sharon DeSotel, 80, of Monona, are Monday, Dec. 13 at 11 AM at St. John Lutheran Church in Luana. Burial at Luana City Cemetery in Luana following services. Visitation is Sunday from 2 PM to 5 PM at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Monona and Monday for one hour prior to the start of services at the church.

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Laverne Whitney, 87, of New Hampton, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Private family services are Saturday at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for James “Jim” Kuennen, 89, of Cresco, will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 AM at Notre Dame Parish in Cresco. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, also in Cresco. Visitation is Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 11 AM at the church. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco is handling the arrangements.

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Services for June Wilson, 80, of Manchester, are Friday, Dec. 10 at 11:30 AM at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester. Burial at Oakland Cemetery, also in Manchester. Visitation is Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM at the funeral home.

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Walter Lutz, of Elkader, died November 22, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial at Elkader Eastside Cemetery with graveside military services by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Elkader is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A Celebration of Life for Brenda Johnson, 62, of Ossian, will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 AM at Ossian Lutheran Church in Ossian. Burial at Greenwood Centennial Cemetery, rural Ossian, with military graveside services by Brockman-Hamersland American Legion Post No. 503 in Ossian. Relatives and friends may greet the family Saturday for two hours before the start of services at the church. Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Sherri Westemeier, 53, of Guttenberg, will be held Friday, Dec. 10 at 11 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Guttenberg. Private family burial following the funeral mass. Visitation is Thursday from 3 PM to 7 PM and Friday for one hour before the start of services at the church. Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home in Guttenberg is handling the Arrangements.

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Ronald “Butch” E. Navratil, 78, of Washington, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Visitation is Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9:30 AM to 11 AM at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City. Graveside services at Evergreen Cemetery in Rudd following visitation. After graveside services, there will be a luncheon at the Rudd Community Betterment Center gymnasium in Rudd.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Colleen Guenther, 83, of West Union will be held Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 AM at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union. Burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery in West Union following the funeral mass. Visitation is Thursday for one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church. Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of arrangements.

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