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Waunita Mathias

Waunita Jane Mathias, 82, of Birmingham, Iowa passed away on October 20, 2017 at her home. She was born on February 17, 1935 to Virgil "RIP" and Ellen Decker...
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Waunita Mathias

Carole Moore

Carole Louise Moore, 83, formerly of 113 S. Davis died at 1:15 a.m. October 21, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
She was born April 22, 1934 in Ottumwa to...
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Carole Moore

Rev. Dale Gray

Rev. Dale E. Gray, 89, of Des Moines and formerly of Ottumwa died October 21, 2017 at his home.
He was born on the family farm in Southeastern Mahaska County on...
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Rev. Dale Gray

Judith Engle

Judith Engle, 74, of Baxter and formerly Mayor of Moravia, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 16, 2017. A private family memorial service will take place...
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Judith Engle

Opal Benson

Opal Marie Benson, 91, of Oskaloosa, died Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the
Sunnybrook Nursing Home in Fairfield. She was born April 18, 1926, in Stahl,...
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Opal Benson

James DiNicola

Austin, Texas. James DiNicola passed away October 9, 2017, peacefully and in his home. His loving wife Reji DiNicola was at his side. Jim was 89 years old.
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James DiNicola

Marilyn Wiley

Marilyn Kay Wiley, 75, of Milton, Iowa passed away at Keosauqua Health Care Center on October 19, 2017. She was born February 9, 1942 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Arnold...
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Marilyn Wiley

Hjalmer Lindberg

Hjalmer August Lindberg 82, of Albia, Iowa went to be with his Lord and Savior October 19, 2017 at Monroe County Hospital. Hjalmer was born April 7, 1935 at...
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Hjalmer Lindberg

Lewis Amos

Lewis James Amos, 86, of Ottumwa, died at 10:05 a.m. October 19, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
He was born April 24, 1931 in Mendota, MO to Guy Bailey and...
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Lewis Amos

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Robert Ritz

Robert Allen Ritz, 69, of Rural Ottumwa, Iowa passed away on October 18, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born on August 11, 1948 to...
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Robert Ritz

Linda Dietrich

Linda L. Dietrich, 65, died October 20, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
Graveside services and burial will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Shaul...
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Linda Dietrich

Judith Newlon

Judith Ann Newlon, 74, of Keosauqua, Iowa passed away on October 18, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. In accordance with Judys wishes, her...
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Judith Newlon

Paul Clubb

Funeral Service Tuesday 10:30 A.M. Delta Methodist Church, Delta, Visitation Monday 4:00-7:00 P.M. Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney. Burial Garrett Cemetery....
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Paul Clubb

Jean Woten

L. Jean Woten, 83, of Ottumwa, died peacefully October 14, 2017 in the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Benicia, CA surrounded by family.
Arrangements are...
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Jean Woten

Lewis Amos

Lewis James Amos, 86, of Ottumwa, died at 10:05 a.m. October 19, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Lewis Amos

Mark Hallberg

Mark E. Hallberg, 70, of Ottumwa, formerly of Dysart, died October 16, 2017 at Bloomfield Care Center.
His body has been cremated. No services are planned. ...
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Mark Hallberg

Maxine Chidester

Maxine Marie Chidester, 97, of Blakesburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2017 at her home.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Maxine Chidester

Jan Turner

Carol Janet "Jan" Turner passed away peacefully at Hospice House in Ottumwa, Iowa on September 26.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 21,...
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Jan Turner

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Condolences forHjalmer Lindberg
Sincere sympathy from the Missouri cousins. H A and Josephine were a lovely compassionate couple who visited me each October as they came for the... Read more
By Vera Erickson Monroe

Condolences forLewis Amos
We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that we are keeping you in our thoughts. Darrell and the SEMBA Board Read more
By Darrell M. Ottman, SEMBA Board President

Condolences forRuth Steffen
We always loved going to Uncle Art and Aunt Ruth's home along Lake Winnebago for family reunions on the Steffen side. She was my favorite great... Read more
By Colleen Kottke