GREENE -- Kathryn Elizabeth Schuknecht, 97, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison of natural causes; services 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the United Methodist Church, Greene, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery; visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Retz Funeral Ho…

CEDAR FALLS -- Gene L. Raffensperger, 89, of Cedar Falls and formerly of West Des Moines and Davenport, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Western Home Communities-Deery Suites of heart failure; services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at St. Mark Lutheran Church, West Des Moines, with burial in Iowa Vet…

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Donald was born in Chicago on October 18, 1928, grew up in the family home in Beverly, and at the end of a long, diversified, and fruitful life, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

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CEDAR FALLS — Sandra Kay Tanner, 55, of Dubuque, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

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IOWA FALLS -- Beverly May Smith, 86, of Iowa Falls, formerly of Raymond, died Friday, Nov. 9, at Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls; services 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov.  17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Raymond, with burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery; visitation  from 4-7  p.m. Frida…

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INDEPENDENCE — Jane M. Fletcher, 64, of Independence, formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, Nov. 12, at ABCM Rehab Center Independence – West Campus in Independence.

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JANESVILLE — Robert Edward Rice, 92, of Janesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Denver Sunset Home in Denver.

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WATERLOO -- Donald J. Reicherts, 90, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at NorthCrest Specialty Care; services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at St. Edward's Catholic Church, with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery; visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral S…

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REINBECK -- Larry Allen Plaehn, 61, of Nebraska, formerly of Reinbeck, died Monday, Oct. 26; memorial gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at French-Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, (319) 345-2622, with a time of sharing starting at 4:30 p.m.; condolences posted at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.

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STRAWBERRY POINT -- Donald Jack Fredrick, 84, of Strawberry Point, died Monday, Nov. 12, at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home; services 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Mission in Christ Lutheran Church, with burial at Cass Township Cemetery, both in Strawberry Point; visitation from 3 to 6:3…

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IOWA FALLS — Lavon Rastetter, age 96, of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Scenic Manor in Iowa Falls.

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EAGLE CENTER — Mary M. Steimel, 85, of Eagle Center, died Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

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SHELL ROCK — Louis John Staudt, 58, of Shell Rock, died Monday, Nov. 12, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

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WAVERLY -- Roger William Metzger, 80, of Waverly, formerly of Milwaukee, died Sunday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day), at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, following a brief illness; services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School, with burial in…

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INDEPENDENCE — Thomas J. Sheets, 77, of Independence, died Sunday, Nov. 11, of end-stage Parkinson’s disease.

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CEDAR FALLS — Gary Alan Davis, 67, of Cedar Falls died Sunday, Nov. 11, at Western Home Communities-Deery Suites.

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INDEPENDENCE — Larry D. Spece, 65, of Independence, died at home Monday, Nov. 12.

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CEDAR FALLS — Kenneth J. Lowin, 87, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, Nov. 10, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital in Waterloo.

Alys Joanne “Jo” Ackart, 87, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Waterloo, died Oct. 31, in St. Petersburg. She was born Oct. 31, 1931, in Mason City.

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CEDAR FALLS -- Judy Gaye Gautney Doescher, 77, of Missouri, formerly of Cedar Falls, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 1, in Columbia, Mo.; memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. John Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls, with luncheon to follow, and with private burial; memorials in lieu…

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LA PORTE CITY -- Ann E. Williams, 74, of La Porte City, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Covenant Medical Center, Waterloo.

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WATERLOO — Kaiya Anice Ross Chicelle, 52, of Minneapolis, formerly of Waterloo, died Oct. 23 in Minneapolis.

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WATERLOO -- Allan Howard "Al" Klinger, 80, of Windsor, Colo., formerly of Waterloo and West Union, died at home Aug. 29.

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WATERLOO — Marge Fangman, 97, of the Villages, Fla., formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, Nov. 1, at Cornerstone Hospice in the Villages.

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WATERLOO -- Edward D. “Ed” Ahlf, 77, of Clinton, formerly of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Alverno Health Care Facility.

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RAYMOND – Beverly M. Smith, 86, of Iowa Falls, formerly of Raymond, died Friday, Nov. 9, at Hansen Family Hospital, Iowa Falls.

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WATERLOO —- Rose Marie Earnest, 85, of Waterloo, died Friday, Nov. 9, at UnityPointHealth-Allen Hospital.