PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE: The traditional fall clean-up deadline at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in rural Oelwein is approaching. Anyone who wants to keep their summer grave decorations or eternal lights should remove them before Friday, Oct. 15. Cemetery staff is scheduled to remove all remaining decorations on Saturday, Oct. 16, when the vases will be turned down for the winter. Anyone with a shepherd's hook can use it to place winter decorations on the grave starting Nov. 1. Shepherd's hooks that won't be used for winter decorations should be taken home for the season.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Vincent Zeien, 88, of New Hampton, will be held Monday, Oct. 11 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton. Burial at St. Boniface Cemetery in Ionia. Friends may greet the family Sunday from 3 PM to 6 PM at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton and Monday one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Norma Lensing, 87, of Protivin, will be held Thursday, Oct. 7 at 11:30 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin. Burial in the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family Thursday from 10 AM to 11:30 AM at the church. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton is in charge of arrangements.

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Services for Beryl Biekert, 65, of Nashua, are Thursday, Oct. 7 at Republic Community Church in rural Ionia. Burial following services at Horton Cemetery in Horton. Friends may greet the family Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home - Olson Chapel in Nashua and Thursday one hour prior to the start of services at the church.

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Services for Hazel Schweiger, 89, of Eden Prairie, Minn., and formerly of New Hampton, are Friday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 PM at Jerico Lutheran Church. Burial at Jerico Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may greet the family Friday one hour prior to services at the church. Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton has been entrusted with the services.

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Services for Elizabeth "Betty" Schatz, 92, of Cresco, are Monday, Oct. 11 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco. Visitation is Sunday from 4 PM to 7 PM at the church, with a 4 PM scripture service. Visitation will also be held Monday one hour before the start of services at the church. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco is charge of arrangements.

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Services for Tara Swenson, 51, of Riceville, are Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 PM at the Riceville High School gymnasium. Burial at a later date. Visitation is Saturday from 4 PM to 7 PM and Sunday one hour prior to the start of services at the school gymnasium. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Riceville is assisting the family.

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Services for LaVerne Cook, 97, of Decorah, are Monday, Oct. 11 at 1 PM at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah. Masks are required. Visitation is Monday from 11:30 AM to 1 PM at the funeral home.

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Services for LaVern Rieckenberg, 85, of Waverly, are Saturday, Oct. 9 at 11 AM at St. John Lutheran Church - Western Douglas in rural Plainfield. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly and Saturday one hour prior to the start of services at the church.

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Ronald Childers, 71, of Oelwein, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Services are pending at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein.

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Visitation for Peggy Berg, 68, of Waukon, is Sunday from 2 PM to 5 PM at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon.

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Richard Frazen, 66, of Charles City and formerly of Lawler, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton.

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