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A rural Lamont woman, 78 year old Mary Elsbury, died Monday. Private family services were held at Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home in Winthrop. Burial at St. Albert Cemetery, rural Lamont.

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Dixie Holt, 87, of Edgewood and formerly of Delhi, Urbana and Cedar Rapids, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. Private family services will be held at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein. Burial at Fontana Cemetery in Hazleton.

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Cathy Schabacker, 71, of Winthrop, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. Services are pending with Facett-Schmitz Funeral Home in Winthrop.
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Michael Haefer, 55, of Prairie du Chien, Wis., died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Services for James “Jim” Learn, 71, of Denver are Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 10:30 AM at Messiah Lutheran Church in Janesville with military rites performed at the church by the Acker-Matthias American Legion Honor Guard of Denver following services. Burial at East Clermont Lutheran Cemetery in Clermont at a later date. Visitation is Monday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and Tuesday for one hour prior to the services at the church.

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Judy Arjes, 78, of Lawler, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. Arrangements are pending at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton.

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Betty Bruening, 86, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2021. Arrangements are pending at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton.

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Services for Veronica Roethler, 94, of Alta Vista, are Monday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 AM at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma. Burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Alta Vista. Visitation is Sunday from 4 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home with a 3:30 PM Rosary and Scriptural Wake Service immediately following the Rosary. Visitation continues Monday for one hour prior to the services, also at the funeral home.

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Jeffrey Enlow, 51, of Elgin, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. Graveside services will be held in Plano, Ill., at a later date. Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Elgin is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A public Celebrate of Life for Dalton Hemeseth, 18, and Karter Einck, 18, both of Decorah, will be held Thursday, Dec. 23 at 5 PM at Decorah High School. A private Mass of Christian Burial for Dalton Hemeseth will be held at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Decorah. Burial at St. Bridget Cemetery, rural Decorah. Services for Karter Einck are Wednesday at 1 PM at Decorah Lutheran Church in Decorah. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery, rural Decorah. Public visitation for Karter Einck is Wednesday from 9 AM until the start of services at the church. Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah is handling the arrangements for both families.

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Services for Linda Johnson, 65, of Ridgeway, are Thursday, Dec. 23 at 11 AM at Decorah Lutheran Church in Decorah. Burial at Washington Prairie Lutheran Cemetery, rural Decorah. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 PM to 6 PM at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah and Thursday beginning at 10 AM at the church.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Marvin Benning, 47, of Charles City, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. Burial at Riverside Cemetery, also in Charles City. Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church. Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City is in charge of arrangements.

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Services for Mark Henry, 69, of Denver, are Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 2 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church-Maxfield, rural Denver. Masks are required for all attendees. Visitation is from 1 PM to 2 PM at the church.

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Services for Gretchen Courtney, 92, of New Hampton and formerly of Nashua, are Thursday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 AM at St. John Lutheran Church in Nashua. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery, also in Nashua. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 PM to 7 PM at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton and Thursday for one hour prior to the start of services at the church.

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Services for Allen "Al" Manning, 79, of Charles City, are Thursday, Dec. 23 at 11 AM at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charles City. Burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Nashua. Visitation is Thursday before services from 9 AM to 10:45 AM at the church. Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City is in charge of arrangements.

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A Mass of Christian Burial for Michael Kramer, 59, of Shell Rock, will be held Thursday, Dec. 23 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greene. Burial at Riverside Cemetery in Shell Rock following a luncheon. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Shell Rock.

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