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Dean Nilges, 81, Fredericksburg

Dean E. Nilges age 81 of Fredericksburg, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014, at his home after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Peace United Church of Christ in Fredericksburg with interment in Union Mound Cemetery, Sumner. Friends may greet the family 4:00p.m.

Dorothy Bublitz, 91, Grafton

Dorothy Irene Bublitz, 91, of Grafton passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Grafton with Pastor Solveig A.H. Zamzow officiating. Burial will be in the Grafton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to

Paul Bothe, 59, Decorah

Paul M. Bothe, age 59, of Decorah, died Tuesday evening, January 7, 2014 at Wellington Place in Decorah following a battle with cancer at age 59. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 11, 2014 in the Fellowship Hall at First Lutheran Church in Decorah with Rev. Chad Huebner officiating.

James VanHorn, 77, Nashua

James L. VanHorn, 77 of Nashua, formerly of Charles City, died Tuesday December 24th 2013 at Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00am Saturday January 11, 2014 at the VFW, 1505 N Grand Ave, Charles City with Rev. Ruth Yeaton of the First Baptist Church,

La Moyne Thompson, 85, Decorah

La Moyne H. Thompson, age 85, of Decorah, Iowa, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Decorah Lutheran Church with Rev. David Sorensen and Rev. Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Freeport Cemetery in Freeport. Visitation will

Jean Kyle, 62, Charles City

Jean “Jeannie” Kyle, 62, of Charles City, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. A funeral Mass for Jeannie Kyle will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Reverend Carl Ries will celebrate the Mass.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at Charles City.

Charlotte Hollis, 92, Lawler

Charlotte M. Hollis age 92 of Lawler, died Tuesday January 7, 2014, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 11, 2014, at First United Methodist Church in New Hampton with Pastor Candie Carey presiding. Friends may greet the family 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday

June L. Roethler, 82, Boone

June L. Roethler, age 82 of Boone, Iowa formerly of Elma passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday January 8 2014 at Conway-Markham Funeral Chapel in Elma. Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in

Gary K. Hummel, Rudd

Gary Kent Hummel died at home in Rudd, IA on January 3, 2013. Online condolences may be left at His memorial service will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2013 at Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home 401 Blunt Street Charles City. There will be no inurnment.

Kenneth Schneider, 70, Charles City

Kenneth “Ken” Schneider, age 70, died peacefully at his home with his family at his side Saturday, December 28, 2013, in Charles City after his long and courageous battle with COPD and cardiac complications. A memorial service for Ken Schneider will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the Hauser Funeral Home in