Debra Kaye Hepker, age 60, passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Urbana, with Rev. Jim Brokman as Celebrant. Interment will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, rural Urbana. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 PM, Monday at the church in Urbana.
Linda Kae Debus, 74, of Marion, Iowa passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The family will greet friends and family from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Rampton Cemetery in Dysart, Iowa.Linda was born June 23, 1947, in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of Albert and Beatrice (Obrosk) Losenicky.
Samuel L. "Sam" Mentzer, 80, of Brandon, Iowa, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at UnityPoint-Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.Sam was born Sept. 17, 1940, in Central City, Iowa, the son of Samuel and Grace (Ankney) Mentzer. He was a 1958 graduate of the Central City High School and shortly after graduating, started working at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Elma Lucille McLeod, 92 of Belle Paine, IA passed away July 30, 2021, at Compass Memorial Hospital, Marengo, IA.Elma was born January 10, 1929, to Merle and Maggie (Pickering) Chacey in Ollie, IA. She graduated from Ollie High School and attended Business College in Des Moines. On September 19, 1948, Elma married Howard Eugene McLeod at Christ United Methodist Church, Belle Plaine.
Mardene Schulke went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 28, 2021. Mardene was born on November 2, 1942 in Macon Country, Missouri to Olin and Celia Baldwin. At an early age, she moved with her family to the farming community of Vinton, Iowa where she remained until graduating from Dysart High School.After high school, Mardene worked in and around the Vinton area.
James "Jim" Russell Block, 66, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, July 23, 2021, in Greenville, SC. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on February 2, 1955, but has lived in South Carolina since 1978. He has been employed by Bob Jones University and Bob Jones Academy as a photographer/teacher of photography since 1979.
Larry Robert Dietrich, 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha, with his family by his side. Private family graveside services will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. A celebration of Larry's life will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 PM, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at the Keystone Turner Hall.
Ronald Albert Baker, 53, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 19, 2021, at his home in Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Friday, July 23, 2021 at Murdoch Linwood Funeral Home (520 Wilson Ave. SW) Cedar Rapids, IA. Private family graveside services will be held at St. John Cemetery in Newhall. A memorial fund has been established.
Constance Lee Turner, 89, of Cedar Rapids, passed away peacefully at Keystone Nursing Care Center in Keystone. A visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 1 p.m. at the Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.Constance was born March 17, 1932, to John and Myrna (Brown) Scholeman in Cedar Rapids.
Dennis L. McFarland, 77, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 19, 2021, at his rural Brandon home, with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton. with Rev. Luke Evans officiating. Interment will be held at the Brandon Cemetery with U.