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Obituaries

Richard William Renzo

Richard William Renzo was born May 2, 1939, on his grandfather's farm in Salona, near Lock Haven, Pennsylvania; son of Frank and Mary (Reish) Renzo. He attended Waterloo West High School, then graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education from Iowa State Teachers College, now the ...

James “Jim” Edward Dinsdale

James “Jim” Edward Dinsdale was born November 17, 1932, on a farm near Dinsdale, Iowa. He was the son of Lester and Virginia (Havens) Dinsdale. He graduated from Dinsdale High School in 1950. Jim was inducted into the Army in 1953, and was stationed in Missouri, Newfoundland, Matagorda ...

Larry Dean Buchholz

Larry Dean Buchholz, of Newton, IA, formerly of Traer, IA, passed away peacefully at his home on November 3, 2022. Larry was born December 8, 1939, in rural Bremer County, IA, to Edwin and Irma (Buhr) Buchholz. He received his education at Frederika Douglas No. 5 Country School through 8th ...

Beulah Rae Upah, 82

Beulah Rae Upah, 82, of Marshalltown and formerly of Tama, passed away November 6, 2022, at home at Bickford of Marshalltown under the care of Iowa River Hospice. A Memorial Visitation will be held Saturday, November 12, 2022, from 9:30-11 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with a ...

William ‘Bill’ Andrew Russell, 94

William 'Bill' Andrew Russell, 94, of Traer, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Spanish Peaks Veterans Living Community Center in Walsenburg, Colorado. Bill, son of John and Emily (Zabokrtsky) Russell, was born January 29, 1928, in Fairfax, Iowa. The family moved to a farm in ...

Richard A. Johnson, 85

Richard A. Johnson, 85, of Traer, died Saturday, October 15, 2022, at MercyOne Hospital in Waterloo. He was born December 13, 1936, in Waterloo, Iowa, the youngest son and 11th child of Karl Gustaf and Katherina Elizabeth Rosina (Lauber) Johnson. He was a standout baseball player and a West ...

Marilyn Kahler

Marilyn Kahler was born October 17, 1932, to Clarence and Zina Carlson, of Ogden, Iowa. She had an older brother, Clarence, Jr., who has already passed, and a younger brother, Ernie. Marilyn Graduated from Ogden High School, in Ogden, Iowa. She then continued her studies at State College ...

Dillon James Dostal, 30

Dillon James Dostal, 30, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2022, at UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Rex Strayer officiating. A Private Interment will be held at a future date. ...

Ersileen M. Marquardt, 99

Ersileen M. Marquardt, 99, of Wyoming, MN, and formerly of Sumner, Iowa, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, of vascular complications. Ersileen was born May 8, 1922, in Strawberry Point, Iowa, along with her identical twin sister. She was the daughter of Irvie and Alma (Debes) Carpenter. Ersileen ...

Donald Fred Valenta, 90

Donald Fred Valenta, 90, of Cedar Rapids formerly of Traer, died Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2022, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Traer by Fr. Anthony Nketiah. Burial: St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Traer. ...