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Obituaries

Larry Knoop

Larry Knoop was born July 9, 1949 in Waterloo, IA: the son of Wendell and Helen (Sedlacek) Knoop. He attended Carroll #6 school outside of Clutier and graduated from North Tama in 1967. Larry married Colleen Arp in 1974, they had a daughter, Andrea, they later divorced. He married Susan Cecak ...

Elmer Stein

Elmer Eldon Stein, of Dysart, passed away September 5, 2021 at the Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab Center in Vinton, Iowa, after a lengthy illness. Elmer was born October 7, 1926 to Eldo & Hilda (Jacobs) Stein on their farm near Dysart, Iowa. He attended Country School and graduated from ...

Frank Kriz

Frank Mike Kriz, 88, of Clutier, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Mercy One-Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, surrounded by his children. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:30 AM St. Paul Catholic Church in Traer with Father David Kucera as ...

Patsy “Pat” Maxine Fish Billerbeck

Patsy “Pat” Maxine Fish Billerbeck was born on December 9, 1944, in Dennison, the daughter of Harry and Doris (Bergles) Fish. Pat graduated from Gladbrook High School in 1963. She was united in marriage to Gary Billerbeck on April 4, 1964. The couple moved to Dysart in 1977 where Pat ...

Jerry Hadley

Jerry William Hadley, 87 years of age, of Traer (formerly of Dysart), passed away at Cedar Valley Hospice Home on September 7, 2021, with his loving family by his side. Jerry was born in Rockwell City, Iowa to Walter and Helen (Cook) Hadley on September 5, 1934. He grew up in the Rockwell ...

Alan Breja

Alan James Breja, 54, of Dubuque and formerly of Vining, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021 at his home in Dubuque unexpectedly following a sudden illness. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Deacon Joe Behounek ...

Arlene Krafka

Arlene Mae Snyder Krafka was born on April 18, 1931 at home in Independence to parents Clarence Henry & Lurah Addean Andrews Snyder. She had an older sister to welcome her. As a youngster her parents moved several times during the Great Depression, initially to Quasqueton for a few years ...

Kenneth “Ken” Dale Adolphs

Kenneth “Ken” Dale Adolphs was born on October 26, 1949, in Waverly, the son of Bennie and Margaret (Ridder) Adolphs. Ken graduated from New Hartford High School in 1967. He then attended UNI for 2 years before enlisting in the United States Air Force. Ken served his country from 1970 to ...

Dr. Rudy Kubik

Dr. Rudy Richard Kubik was born on January 5, 1937, in Clutier, the son of Fred and Eleanor (Zmolek) Kubik. He graduated from Traer High School, Iowa State Teacher's College (UNI), and the University of Iowa Dental School, where he received his doctorate in dental surgery. Rudy served his ...

Alan Peters

Alan Peters, 70, of Traer, Iowa passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 while in the comfort of his own home. Funeral services for Alan will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the Traer United Methodist Church located at 512 4th Street, Traer, IA 50675. Pastor Harry Wach ...