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Obituaries

Darrel J. Nye

Darrel J. Nye, age 77, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at his home in Cedar Rapids, with his family by his side. A Celebration of Darrel’s Life will be held from 1:00 until 5:00 PM, Saturday, November 6, 2021 at May City Bowl in Cedar Rapids.  Memorials may be forwarded to 422 24th St. NW Cedar Rapids, IA 52405 Darrel was born on April 14, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, to Jack and Eileen (Tubbs) Nye, and graduated from Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids with the class of 1962.

Kathryn Louise Klenk

Kathryn Louise Klenk, 95, of Cedar Rapids, IA passed away October 27, 2021 at Northbrook Manor Care Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.Kathryn was born July 13, 1926 to William and Hazel (Icenbice) Jack in Deep River, IA. She attended country school near Ladora, IA. She married Wesley Klenk and together they lived on the Klenk family farm. Katherine was blessed to stay home and raise her children while they were young and upon them growing older, she helped work the farm with her husband.
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Roger Bird

Roger Bird, 61 died October 25, 2021 at his home in Sigourney, Iowa. He was born February 9, 1960 to  Harold and Hazel Woods Bird  in Sigourney, Iowa. He graduated from Sigourney High School in 1978. He married Fontelle Hindon and they later divorced, he married Brenda Fulmer and they later divorced. He married Lisa Bentz and they later divorced.

Daniel Marzen

Daniel Marzen, 64 of Bondurant and formerly of New Sharon and Grinnell, passed away Sunday morning, October 24, 2021 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Private graveside funeral services will be held in the Friends Cemetery in New Sharon. No visitation is planned. Holland-Coble Funeral Home of New Sharon is in charge of arrangements.Daniel Joseph Marzen, the son of Kenneth and Rose (Naumann) Marzen, was born on October 15, 1957 in Charles City, Iowa.

Bonnie Sanders

Bonnie Sanders, 70, passed away from complications of surgery on Monday, October 25, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Vinton with Rev. Brian Channel officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Ivadell “Ivy” Cora (Selk) Straka

Ivadell “Ivy” Cora (Selk) Straka, 90, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 25, 2021, at Hospice of Mercy in Hiawatha. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 9:00 until 10:45 AM at the Phillips Funeral Home in Blairstown.  Funeral services will be held on Friday October 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM also at the funeral home in Blairstown with Lyle Beaver officiating.

Brian “Packer” Lee Toney

Brian “Packer” Lee Toney, 57, of Belle Plaine, IA passed away October 19, 2021 at St. Luke’s Cedar Rapids, IA.Brian was born May 17, 1964 to Ronald Sr. and Ruth (Wolters) Toney in Waterloo, IA. He graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1983. Packer worked road construction for L.L. Pelling before maintaining roads for Benton Co. He was also the owner and operator of Packer’s Place bar.

Marjorie A. McNeal Lahue

Marjorie A. McNeal Lahue, 76, died peacefully Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton surrounded by her family.Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home in Vinton with Pastor Shane Klein officiating. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday.

Howard A. Holmes

Howard A. Holmes, age 68, of Belle Plaine, passed away at his home Sunday, October 17, 2021. Funeral service: 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with Pastor Mike Stombaugh officiating. Visitation: 12-2 p.m., Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to Hope of the World at 11 Railroad Avenue, Wayne, New Jersey 07470.

John Anthony Meier Jr.

John Anthony Meier, Jr., age 74, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Lancaster Health Services in Lancaster, Wisconsin. He was born March 14, 1947, in Glen Haven, the son of John Sr. and Marie (Long) Meier. On August 6, 1988, John was united in marriage to Shirley Sweet, she preceded him in death in 2009; prior to his marriage to Shirley, he was married to Diane Glasbrenner.
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