Dennis M. O’Connor, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, formerly of Central City, Iowa, and Southern California, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at his home in Maquoketa, surrounded by his family. Family will greet friends and family from 10 to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Murdoch Fune…

David Paul Dunne, 71, of Maquoketa, Iowa passed away on Oct. 6, 2021, at home.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Joyce Virginia Timmins, 90, long time resident of Maquoketa, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at her home in Northport, Florida, surrounded by family. She was born March 2, 1931, in Muscatine, Iowa, to the late Steven and Elsie Davis. Joyce was retired from the accounting field. She enjoyed arc…

William R. “Bill” Whitson, 76, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus in Davenport, Iowa.

David Reed Kleis, 71, of Anamosa, IA passed away Oct. 7, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Robert Nowachek, 100, of Oxford Junction passed away on Oct. 8, 2021, at the Clarence Nursing Home.

Angela M. (Thola) Schroeder, 41, of Magnolia, Texas, and formerly of Andrew, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, from injuries received in an automobile accident that occurred on Sept. 21, 2021, in Texas.

Cynthia M. “Cindy” Benhart, 61, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Oct. 10, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Marlyn Willey, 87, of Spragueville passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Alverno Nursing Home in Clinton.

Thomas Jackson Crouch, 88, peacefully passed away on Oct. 7, 2021, at his home in Maquoketa.

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Gene Ehlers, 81, of Elwood, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2021, at Ennoble Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Linda L. Holmgren, 80, of Dubuque and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at ManorCare in Dubuque.

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Mary Louise Leonard, 98, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, died peacefully on Sept. 27, 2021, at 9:38 a.m. at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale, Arkansas. She was born on Aug. 3, 1923, in Horn Lake, Mississippi to Virgil Cress Smith and Sylvia Slagle Smith.

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Michael Joseph Beiser, 64, departed from this life on Sept. 5, 2021, with peace in his heart and surrounded with love. His family and friends honored him with an Irish Wake gathering on Friday, Oct. 1, in Alton, Illinois, the hometown of the Beiser family. The following day, Oct. 2, the Feas…

Cynthia Joan Hartvigsen Seng, 90, of Sarasota, Florida, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Sarasota Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Debra Kathryn Hart, 66, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away on Sept. 23, 2021, at Sarah Harding Retirement Home. Debra had a house fire Sept. 16 in Clinton where her beloved dog Brownie had passed away.

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Mary L. McAuliffe, 75, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at her home.

Mary Ellen Ruggeberg, 69, of Maquoketa, Iowa, and formerly of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on Saturday morning, Sept. 11, 2021, at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport, Iowa.

Darrell L. Andresen, Sr., 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday morning, Sept. 13, 2021, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

Mary Patricia (Streuser) Sheehan, 96, of rural Bellevue, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Otter Creek. Family greeted friends 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021…

On Sept. 16, 2021, Julianne “Julie” (Kuhl) Streets, 73, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 3 – 7 p.m.  It will be required to utilize masks during the visitation.  A celebration of Julie’s life w…

LaVerne Agnes Marcus, 98, of Zwingle, Iowa, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Stonehill Care Center.

Lorraine Yvonne Dobson, 70, of Preston passed away Aug. 24, 2021, at MercyOne Hospital, Dubuque. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation will be held from 12-2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Preston. 

Robert C. Bunge, 86, of Lowden, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in the same home that he was born. Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lowden on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Redhage officiating. Visitation wa…

Ronald R. “Ronnie” Orris, 93, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Herbert E. “Herb” Edwards, 83, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Sept. 15, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Dr. John K. Meyer, 76, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, Sept. 8, 2021, at his home in rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

Lola L. Orris, 91, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, 2021, at Crestridge Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Clifford G. Meier, 91, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Memorial Service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue. Family greeted friends at 12:30 p.m. until servi…

Landon J. Eby, 28, of Maquoketa passed away on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021.

Amy Jo DeLarm, 57, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Saturday morning, Sept. 4, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,

Joan E. Galloway, 90, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away on Thursday morning, Sept. 9, 2021, at her home in Lost Nation, Iowa.

Mildred L. Beck, 93, of rural Bellevue, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

Charles Walter Miller, 80, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in his home.

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Clifford G. Meier, 91, of Bellevue, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. Memorial Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Hachmann-Mier Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Bellevue. Family will greet friends 12:30 p.m. until service t…

Joint graveside committal services will be held for Jean (Shanahan) Dunne, 86, and William “Bill” Dunne, 88, formerly of Andrew, Iowa, at 11 a.m., Sept. 7, 2021, on their 66th wedding anniversary, at Saint John’s Catholic Cemetery in Andrew, Iowa, with Jean’s nephew, Very Rev. Phillip Gibbs …

Bonnie Jo Petrik, 70, of Fairfax, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in her home. Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW, with burial to follow in Fairfax Cemetery. Vis…

Marie Arleen Yarolem, 74, of Maquoketa passed away on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at her home. Her funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Her visitation was held on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at Dawson Funeral Services in M…

Carolyn K. Wilslef, 79, of Miles, Iowa, passed away Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. 

Dale Murchison Weeks, 58, of Maquoketa passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 2021, from complications of Metastatic Melanoma.

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Marie Arleen Yarolem, 74, of Maquoketa passed away on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, at her home. Her funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Maquoketa. Her visitation will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, at Dawson Funeral Servic…

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Dale Murchison Weeks, 58, of Maquoketa passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday morning, Aug. 24, 2021, from complications of Metastatic Melanoma.

Nellie N. Busse, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport, Iowa.

WHEATLAND – Marvel J. Benischek, 87, of Wheatland, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at Wheatland Manor. Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence with Pastor Tessa Cavey officiating. Burial followed at Busch Cemetery in rural Lost…

Bobbi Alpers, a jurist who became the first female Chief Judge of a Judicial District in Iowa state history died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, of complications of early-onset Alzheimer’s at her home in rural Jackson County.

Marilyn Deegan, 76, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday morning, April 12, 2021, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa. A private family visitation was held and cremation has taken place, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.

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Nellie N. Busse, 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport, Iowa.

Gloria Gwen (Romer) Snyder, 92, of Wyoming passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the Clarence Nursing Home. 

Marjorie Gladys (Saunders) Clemens, 87, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, July 23, 2021, at Meth-Wick Woodlands in Cedar Rapids.

Joseph J. “Joe” Curtis, 51, of Huxley, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at his home.

Janice K. “Jan” Ward, 76, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021, at WestWing Place in DeWitt, Iowa.

Dwain “Dewey” Joseph Weis, 75, of Miles, Iowa, passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2021, at his home near Miles. 

Robert “Bob” Allen Dean, 62, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

Louella F. Schlapia, 90, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, Aug. 6, 2021, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

Deloris E. Jacobsen Newell, 88, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Paul “Dave” Flory, 88, of Oxford Junction passed away on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at St. Luke’s in Cedar Rapids.

Steven P. “Steve” Edwards, 55, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Meryl J. Fields, Jr., 84, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday evening, Aug. 6, 2021, at his home.