Leighton Hepker, 65, of Maquoketa, died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Randy McCutcheon, 64, was called and immediately left his earthly home on Jan. 12, 2019, surrounded by music to forever be in service of his Lord Jesus.

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.

Ruth C. Anderson, 89, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on Friday evening, Jan. 11, 2019, at the Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport, Iowa.

Dean Krumviede, 54, of Maquoketa, passed away suddenly on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Kathern Hunt, 83, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Jan. 14, 2019.

Raymond W. “Ray” Miller, 90, of Monmouth, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home in Monmouth, Iowa.

Gerald L. Rockwell, 81, of Maquoketa, passed away on Jan. 6, 2019, under the care of Hospice of Jackson County at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Verna G. Foster, 96, of Maquoketa, passed away on Friday evening, Jan. 4, 2019, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Janet K. Montgomery, 78, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at her home, surrounded by family and friends.

Lonny Ray Wilson, 78, of Bettendorf, formerly of Maquoketa, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.

Rita Jo Clark, 83, of Sabula, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue, Iowa.

Beverly Ann Wall, 83, of Sabula, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at the Alverno Nursing Home, Clinton, Iowa.

Raymond W. Miller, 90, of Monmouth, passed away on Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2019, at his home in Monmouth, Iowa.

Tom J. Wirth, 80, of Elwood passed away on Sunday evening, Dec. 30, 2018, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Camilla Corwin, 87, of Rock Island, Illinois, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, in Rock Island, Illinois.

Community members lost many loved ones in 2018. Here is a look at some of those who died last year.

Janice Bruns, 80, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away at Eagle Point Nursing Home on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. 

Imelda M. Beringer of Cascade, Iowa, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at 12:10 p.m., peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa.

Bonnie J. Hayes, 90, of Watertown, South Dakota, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at a local care center. She was the widow of Bob Hayes. 

Amy D. Johnson, 61, of Maquoketa, passed away Dec. 26, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Carol Ann Wagner (Casel) went to be with her father, Charles Casel Sr., in heaven on Dec. 25, 2018. She was 54 years old.

Buffie Marie Moore, 43, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, Dec. 19, 2018, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque, Iowa.

Georgia Lee Leaver, 69, of Monmouth, Iowa, passed away on Thursday evening, Dec. 20, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

Buffie Marie Moore, 43, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, Dec. 19, 2018, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque, Iowa.

Mary “Toddie” Frondle, 87, of Sabula, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at home in Sabula with her family by her side.

Vermilda Marie Leckband, 97, formerly of Preston, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at Maquoketa Care Center where she had been a resident since March of 2014. 

Sylvia B. Costello, 99, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2018, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa.

Alan D. Draper, 86, of Maquoketa, passed away on Friday morning, Dec. 14, 2018, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Luise Burns, 88, of Baldwin, passed away on Dec. 12, 2018, at her home with her family at her side.

Maurice LeRoy Rogers, age 90 (10 months and 2 days), departed this life on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in his home in Clinton, Iowa.

Dean Riordan, 49, of Monmouth, passed away on Tuesday morning, Dec. 11, 2018, at his home in Monmouth.

Sylvia B. Costello, 99, of Delmar, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2018, at the Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa.

Barry Raymond Lahann died at home with his devoted wife Linda by his side on Dec. 10, 2018.

Ronald Johannsen, 64, of Andrew passed away on Dec. 5, 2018, at Clarissa Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Sue Spalding, 88, of Maquoketa, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2018, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Mark A. Streff, 63, of Maquoketa, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2018, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Ryan E. Hute, 34, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, from injuries received in an accident between a semi-trailer truck and school bus near Bloomington, Illinois.

Robert D. Bauer, 92, of DeWitt, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.

Alice Patricia “Pat” Snodgrass, 84, of Davenport, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at her home.

Charles W. Schneckloth, 87, of Maquoketa, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Robert L. “Bob” Thomas, 77, of Monticello, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Monticello, Iowa.

Sue Spalding, 88, of Maquoketa, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2018, at Maquoketa Care Center in Maquoketa.

Donald David Jargo, 91, of Clinton, Iowa passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Alverno in Clinton, Iowa. 

Ryan E. Hute, 34, of Delmar passed away on Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, 2018, OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, from injuries received in an accident between a semi-trailer truck and school bus near near Bloomington, Illinois.

Francis Wayne Zaruba, 88, of Maquoketa, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Darlene C. Small, 90, of Maquoketa passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Doris Adeline Feuerbach, 96, of Preston, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque.

Christopher Ellis, 46, of Lost Nation, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at Jackson County Regional Health Center.

Darlene C. Small, 90, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, in Maquoketa.

Evelyn Emma (Smith) Petersen, 96, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the late afternoon of Friday, Nov. 23,at Wheatland Manor in Wheatland, Iowa. She was surrounded by family and loved ones.

Irene P. (Mrs. Robert) Schmidt, 90, of Delmar, and more recently of Wheatland Manor for the past several years, died early Friday morning, Nov. 23, 2018, at Genesis Medical Center-DeWitt.

Christopher Ellis, 46, of Lost Nation, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at Jackson County Regional Health Center.

Timothy J. Volquardsen, 60, of Miles, Iowa, left cancer behind on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa.

Betty L. Leon, 89, of Maquoketa, and formerly of Davenport, passed away on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Harold James Staner Sr., 73, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa.

Betty Jean Ricketts, 89, of Bettendorf, passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Iowa Masonic Health Facilities.

Myrna M. Olson, 85, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 16, 2018, at Unity Point Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa.

Paul Richard Heister, 73, of DeSoto, Missouri, passed away Nov. 13, 2018, at the Hilcrest Nursing Center in DeSoto.

Mary Lou Geerts, 91, of Pleasant Hill and formerly of Elwood, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Pleasant Hill The Shores and Immanuel Community in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.

Ruth Anderson, 99, of Maquoketa passed away on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Delores “Jean” Mast passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in her home in Norwalk, Iowa, surrounded by family, at the age of 81 years. 

Alvin L. Wagner, 66, of Sabula, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mary Lou Geerts, 91, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, and formerly of Elwood, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at The Shores at Pleasant Hill in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.

Harold J. Staner Sr., 73, of Maquoketa passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Delma L. Timm, 89, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2018, at Manor Care at Utica Ridge in Davenport, Iowa.

Lois Darlene Weirup, 84, of Maquoketa, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.

Rob A. “Bino” Heck, 61, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa.

David William Miller, 87, of Dubuque and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at ManorCare in Dubuque, Iowa.

Carol A. Back, 74, of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society. Per her wishes she will be cremated. 

Ardith Spencer, 73, of Sabula, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at the Citadel Care Center in Sterling, Illinois.